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Glass generally means using your binoculars or scope to look for game.


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The most useful thing you can do with an axe in case of a boar attack is throwing it into the bushes and climbing the nearest tree. Trying to melee with a charging boar is a bad ideaTM, regardless of what kind of weapon you are carrying. This mostly includes guns also, as a charge by a boar will not give you enough time to do much of any thing before ...


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Some people refer to binoculars as spyglasses, or 'glass' for short.


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A slingshot, as has already been mentioned, is a very efficient method of accelerating shot, or pebbles if you must, to hunt small game. A Sling is something that hasn't been mentioned. It takes an awful lot of practice to get good enough to hunt reliably with one, but it can be done. It is more forgiving that a slingshot in terms of what ammo you use, so ...


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In the woods, there are many small items that can fall from above that are more or less awkward to have on your head. This goes from leaves and needles on the "not very harmful" side over water droplets (during or after the rain) to ugly things like bird poop. One characteristic that makes a hat as depicted in your question preferable over other headdresses ...


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Hats are great for many reasons. They keep sun off your head, they retain heat when it's cold. They help keep small stuff from hitting your head and sometimes your face. A branch may knock your hat askance rather than scratch your face up or even poke you in the eye. It can keep that same branch from getting tangled in your hair. A hat is just another layer ...


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This answer is based on research and my experience hiking in the United States, specifically the Midwest and Northeastern US. I mostly focus on deer season, because that's the big one in this area. Be sure to find out which hunting seasons are most popular in your area, and look up the specific dates. Blaze orange and ANSI orange are very similar. In fact, ...


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On the surface this seems like a rather simple question, But imagine if the question was "What should I look for in hunting gun?" Essentially the same question, just a different weapon. I found an article Now: Super Accurate Slingshot(Popular Mechanics Jan 1984) that talks about state of the art 30 years ago. Much like for guns there are entire web sites ...


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It requires a fair amount of skill to be highly accurate with (more than I ever developed anyway) but the elastic-band slingshot meets these requirements. Flat-band (as opposed to tubular) slingshots in particular can achieve a high velocity making them effective in both external and terminal ballistics. There are few tools lighter than a standard wooden Y ...


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The term is very old, and goes back to when people would carry simple telescopes - known colloquially as "spyglasses" - to their hunting areas to search for game. I've seen the term used by a British officer looking for the French Army formations on the Iberian Peninsula in the early 1800s, and I have no doubt it goes back farther than that.


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A hunting rifle with a telescopic sight (called a 'scope') can also be used as a basic telescope to view distant objects (called 'glassing') but note this practice this is considered by hunters to be exceptionally poor field craft for a few reasons. 1) To use the telescopic sight mounted on a rifle as a basic telescope, the rifle must be pointed at the ...


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Depending on what you are hunting I would recommend the .625 caliber cold steel blowgun with the mini broadheads, I have seen people take rabbits an larger with these, although the range is limited to about 15-20 yards its still an fun any easy way of taking small game and you may be able to reuse the darts as they are also very affordable, about $8.00 per ...


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To choose a good set, you first need to understand the behind the specs. Usually, binos are referred by two numbers, A x B The number (A) before the x is the magnification factor, i.e how many times closer (larger) you see the object. The number after the x (B) is the diameter of the lenses in millimeters. Then, there is a third number that's the result ...


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I know that this question has several good responses, but I would like to put forth my two bits worth. I would like to include the use of a boomerang as a non-gun hunting instrument or tool and has been historically used for hunting, as well as a sport, and entertainment, especially in the land down under. They can be used on both small and large game alike....


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The Pocket Shot! If you want a slingshot for backpacking, then this is the one I'd recommend: It looks unconventional, but I think it's genius, best part is you can store all your ammo in it and it packs away super small! Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kY5ku1kE_M You can even get a wisker cap for it and shoot arrows too:


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Pistol crossbow they're light weight, accurate, up to 90 pound pull, quick reload, and reusable cheep ammo. Get a good one, not a toy ($30+). I have taken out squirrels, crows, coons, hares, rats, ducks, and frogs on my property.


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My personal favorite is the big bore blowgun by Cold Steel ($33.00 on amazon) I have been able to take frogs, rabbits, and even wild hogs with it. It is also accurate up to 45m but I would recommend 25 to 30 meters for any thing larger than a fat squirrel. If you are a DIYselfer you could also make your own that is parallel to the Cold Steel Blowgun with ...


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The technical difference is on which focal plane the reticle is etched on, at the focal plane between the objective and the image erector lens system (the First Focal Plane (FFP)), or the focal plane between the image erector lens system and the eyepiece (the Second Focal Plane (SFP)). Source While the practical difference is that a FFP reticle will ...


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RE: Fending off a Boar with an Axe. Sure, you could do that. BUT... chances are high that you will likely not incapacitate the Boar enough immediately since you may not penetrate deep enough with the blow to deliver an immediately incapacitating blow. NOTE: An aggressive Boar will use their tusks and attempt to gore you in the area of your femoral artery (...


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Not going to distract with an axe and then climb a tree. You got to the tree or not before the hog got to you. Hogs are usually in brush without a lot of trees you can climb. An axe is a formidable weapon. You would need to time the charge but you can break flesh. If it does latch on to you then strike the hind quarters. I would certainly want more ...


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I've hunted deer within 150 yards using 10x magnification and for the most part that was fine. However I encountered problems when trying to determine if a buck was a 2 point or a 4 point, which meant waiting / hoping for the animal to come closer or spending a lot longer studying the picture. Details like that can be critical when hunting and can make the ...


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I wear hats and try to cover most of my body when going through thicker brush. I personally don't like when burrs, pricker bushes, or any of the other a-hole plants out there lash out on my head. Hats allow me to charge head first into some of those in order to help shield my face from them as well. Plus, depending on the climate, hats are good for both ...


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Another option would be a throwing stick. In general a throwing stick is a stout stick about the length of your forearm. It's one of the most basic forms of hunting weapons. They're easily found in wooded areas and easy to use. For your requirements: Effective - People have been hunting with them for thousands of years. The Aboriginal Australians have ...


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A lot of good options have been mentioned so far and they are worth considering. Another option is the atlatl. Accuracy is going to suffer at ranges beyond 25 yards or so, but there is a lot of power that can be delivered. The biggest items on the plus side: simple rugged can take down large game darts/spears can be used without the atlatl The biggest ...


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