David
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What should one do when climbing if someone above you yells ROCK?
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You have no idea how much time you have before you might take an impact, no matter how far above you the call is made because you don't know the delay in calling ROCK. Therefore, I think the answer ...

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Disposing of live ammunition
10 votes

Most gun ranges will accept live ammunition for disposal in my area. I would check there, and if not there, a police department would be my next stop. This answer probably only works in the United ...

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What animal could strip all the bark off the lower 7 feet of this tree?
9 votes

In most ways, it looks like porcupine to me. The scratch marks going perpendicular to the tree trunk make it less likely to be bear, deer, or elk. Bear will strip a tree like this if it is rotten ...

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If you get a "clean" kill on a deer how long do you have to field dress?
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You field dress the deer as soon as possible while maintaining your own safety. That really means that as soon as the deer is down, I go take care of it, except if I have shot it during the last few ...

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Carrying small game while hunting on foot?
9 votes

I like using a sling. You can make it out of paracord or similar like this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLtPdy4YxL4 The steps for a making a sling are pretty easy - Cut about 4-6 strands ...

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Is there a handgun or rifle target practice set-up for the home?
8 votes

There are a number of aspects you need to train for shooting a gun. The specific scenario you are training for will change your choice of gear and approach. I have trained a number of people for ...

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How do I get started duck hunting?
8 votes

There are many paths to duck hunting, but here are a few tips: Get a shotgun and just go somewhere. Look on forums or on maps for public hunting areas in your neck of the woods and just get out ...

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Does urinating from the tree stand ruin your hunt?
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7 votes

Yes, it compromises your hunt. Urine is one of the most important smells that game animals use to communicate with each other, so it is a smell they are most attuned to. During mating season, urine ...

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How can I take my dog kayaking?
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There are many variables that would influence how you transport your dog. The breed, size, temperament, and training will make certain choices better than others. I often take my dog, a black lab ...

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What are good locations to find wild strawberries?
6 votes

I have picked wild strawberries in Colorado often while I am out hunting. My go-to place for wild strawberries is on old logging roads that have been overgrown. It takes some clear area with shade, ...

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What is a lumen nock used for?
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I use lighted nocks on my arrows because it helps me judge the quality of the arrow strike on an animal. When the LED on the arrow tip flies across your field of vision, it leaves a trace in your ...

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How to avoid trespassing in the United States?
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5 votes

In order to avoid trespassing, you should know positively where you are. The easiest way to do this is with a high quality GPS with a public lands map package such as those offered by OnX Hunting ...

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How to clean picked berries?
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The type of berry may matter. I am often picking very ripe blackberries, so you can't do much like shaking or tumbling without damaging the berries. What I do pick for speed, letting whatever get ...

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How can you tell if roadkill is safe to eat?
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The first step in deciding whether to eat the roadkill is to determine the time of death. Forensic science to the rescue! For deer the following steps are recommended by Hadley, et al, in their ...

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What might cause a massive blood stream from a lethally hit moose's mouth?
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5 votes

A normally lethal shot with a bow hits both lungs and possibly the heart. This shot was interesting because the arrow didn't go very far in and probably only hit one lung. I haven't hunted moose, ...

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Trustworthyness of a claim that a "not hung" doe can't be completely processed
4 votes

The butcher's comments sound completely bunk to me. Although there may be some difference in overall taste by not keeping your meat vertical with good air circulation, this variable is often out of ...

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Does chambering a round multiple times degrade its accuracy?
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If chambering a round deforms or otherwise mars the bullet, it may have a decrease in accuracy. Even a damaged case can change the point of impact for very long range shots. Also, accuracy is a ...

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Carrying small game while hunting on foot?
4 votes

Another way, similar to the mesh bag that iontomet suggested, is the Maxpedition Roly Poly bag. It is a bag the rolls into a very small space, has MOLLE attachments for connecting to bags or belts, ...

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How can one assess the fit of a shotgun?
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3 votes

I have had good luck taking a shotgun in hand and then picking out a spot at a typical bird type height and distance, often where the ceiling meets the wall in a corner. Then I stare at the spot, and ...

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Are fixed or mechanical blades better for moose hunting?
3 votes

Mechanical broadheads can be nice in windier conditions because they have less profile in flight to catch the cross breeze and destroy the arrow alignment. Fixed, machined, broadheads like a G5 ...

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How can I clear spiderwebs in my path while hiking?
2 votes

This is a somewhat lame answer, but I am often hunting off-trail and get spiderwebs in the face all the time. One day I just decided to decorate my face with any spiderwebs where I couldn't see a ...

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When calling in elk during bow season, where should the caller be in relation to the hunter?
1 votes

You need to optimize for putting the shooter in the best place to intercept the bull on the way to caller, while keeping both the caller and shooter downwind of the approach. The bull will try to ...

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