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Can orange safety vest be used when hiking during hunting season?

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 ...
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Fending off a boar with an axe?

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 ...
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Advantages of a (hunting) hat in the woods?

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 ...
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Advantages of a (hunting) hat in the woods?

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 ...
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Slingshot resources

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 ...
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Selecting magnification for binoculars for hunting at 100 yards?

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 ...
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Non-gun hunting tools for small game

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 ...
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Non-gun hunting tools for small game

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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Non-gun hunting tools for small game

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 ...
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What are the pros and cons of first vs second focal plane rifle scopes?

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 ...
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Fending off a boar with an axe?

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 ...
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Can orange safety vest be used when hiking during hunting season?

yes wear it in some states the hunters are required to wear a orange vest too. deer and most animals are color blind so they can't see it but like you say you need to be seen by the hunters
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Fending off a boar with an axe?

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 ...
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Selecting magnification for binoculars for hunting at 100 yards?

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 ...
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Advantages of a (hunting) hat in the woods?

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. ...
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Non-gun hunting tools for small game

From my experience with both crafted and bought I recommend the sling shot. You can get a modern one. A "wrist rocket" will perform consistent, but ammunition is a different story. If you use pebbles ...
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Non-gun hunting tools for small game

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 ...
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