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#16 snoopdogg

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 04:56 PM

And as Hatchet says, don't stray far from the truck.
Any day in the outdoors is a damn good day.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:40 AM

Carrying an un-holstered snub nose in your pocket makes the bears and lions the least of your worries...  Hopefully you carry a tourniquet and know how to use it.  


Give me a bow, a topo and two weeks and I guarantee I kill two weeks!

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:55 AM

I know its illegal while bow hunting in ca



While bow hunting using an archery specific tag or during an archery only season.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:04 AM

You should post this question over on the Cal guns hunting forum. You'll get a 1,000 expert replies in an hour ....

 

.. by guys with 0-2 hunting trips under their belt.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:31 PM

Carrying an un-holstered snub nose in your pocket makes the bears and lions the least of your worries...  Hopefully you carry a tourniquet and know how to use it.  

Wha?  No... a sub-compact 1911, cocked-and-locked.

And it takes a good firm push down with your thumb to take it off safety, with a loud click.

You *can* take it off safety somewhat quietly if you use thumb and forefinger of the other hand to switch it down in a very controlled way. But it is quite stiff to take off safety.

Anyway... focus people.... focus!!  So far Ed F is the only one who offered any tangible insights with the thigh holster idea.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 01:26 PM

What did I win? Ed F

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 01:39 PM

You aren't the only guy around here who hunts solo too, lots of us do.

 
Meh, well, that's good to know.

Just seemed like with the extremely limited number of people I know who hunt (fellows I've met online), they always happen to have a partner or family members they go out with regularly.

Unfortunately I don't have either.  And everybody in our circle of friends (non hunters) looks at me like I'm crazy (er) when I tell them about going out there solo. 

I ain't got nobody.  No safety net. No backup. Nothing. I AM the safety net for my little family. For at least the next 8 yrs my boy is dependent on me. 

Only times I've gone out hunting with others is meeting up with fellows met in online forums.  One or two I owe a debt to for being good stewards and answering my many questions and helping to encourage a brother to stick with it and just get out there and do it!

I'm the Patriarch in my little household, don't Jack get fixed or handled or taken care of unless Big Papa does somethin' about it.  Just is what it is. As such I stress about the risk the hunting trips potentially could place on my household. Because... well... it HAS happened before (the shattered wrist thing).

Especially since there is a laundry list of expensive things that need to be taken care of around this darn camp, but I can't afford them just yet, because of the other darn big-ticket items I've had to fix/finance.  And soon I'll need to get serious about getting a new (to me) truck.

I guess what I'm saying is... most other folks have lotsa close friendships or good family relationships they can utilize in a jam, so they're never truly alone, never truly without a safety net.  Well... my fam puts the FUNK in DysFUNKtional. So that's not a resource I can tap into. And like... we got a lotta friends and all that, thanks to the grace, beauty and endearing social skills of Mrs GDog.  But I mean... we're both approaching 50... so it's not like we have the safety net of being able to reach-out to those people anyway if some type of hardship were to befall us.  They're all trying to get by and plan for their own retirements as well, or are in them already.

So because of all that... and... knowing my luck.  Yeah... I'm learning to be extra extra cautious about this whole thing.  So laugh all ya want and talk all the isht you feel like talkin'... but I gotta do all I can within my power to gaurantee I'm gettin' home to my boy each and every time. And if that means luggin' around redundant tools/systems so be it.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 01:42 PM

What did I win? Ed F

A new Toaster oven. (hehe)


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:59 PM

GDog, im getting my gear ready for a backcountry hunt. For fun let's each post up a pic of what we take. Spread it in the floor and let's see how the gear compares and is different. I think you take more than you need and could benefit from seeing what's truely needed.

Edited by Arrowslinger, 09 August 2017 - 03:00 PM.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

GDog, im getting my gear ready for a backcountry hunt. For fun let's each post up a pic of what we take. Spread it in the floor and let's see how the gear compares and is different. I think you take more than you need and could benefit from seeing what's truely needed.

 

KUIU doesn't make a kitchen sink holster do they?  

 

I rarely hunt big game anything but solo G, I think most guys are that way that I know.  


Give me a bow, a topo and two weeks and I guarantee I kill two weeks!

Just like hunting spots posted online, stupidity is searchable forever.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:13 PM

Add a Delomre InReach to your list and stop worrying, cheap peace of mind.  But DO NOT put an unholstered handgun of anykind in your pack or pocket unless fully unloaded...  and if unloaded, what's the point of carrying it?


Give me a bow, a topo and two weeks and I guarantee I kill two weeks!

Just like hunting spots posted online, stupidity is searchable forever.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:08 PM

Ok, in all seriousness, you really don't need a sidearm when carrying a rifle. It adds weight, and why use a pistol round when you could use a rifle round on that wily attacking animal.
Bear claw has good advice on an emergency beacon. You're much more likely to crack your melon on a rock than be attacked by a lion. Besides, if you're going to be home 12 hours late after 3 trips to pack out that bear, your wife will want to know that you're ok. Hopefully.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:33 PM

G, your biggest fear while hunting should be sancho.

After all man is the best predator.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:05 PM

Just don't hunt where they grow pot and you'll be fine.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:56 PM

I almost got shot once here in SD  the guy was wearing no orange and had a side arm. If your carrying it for cats its not gonna help remember those things are sneaking up on the deer your trying to shoot with a rifle but they grab the deer with their face I think they could snag you without much effort side arm or not.


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