243DRob
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How to react to cattle charging towards you?
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I often encounter semi-wild cattle on the "range" here in Idaho. Much of our land is public, primarily mountainous, and has seasonal cattle grazing (spring to fall). Cows with calves and range bulls ...

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How can I tell which way is "down wind"
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Use your ears. OK, Let me explain that. But first things first. The direction of the wind is what we call “downwind”. If I throw a handful of white flour into the wind, the direction that flour ...

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What are the Pros and Cons of No-Cook Backpacking?
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I usually don't carry any kind of stove with me when I go hunting - this could be anytime from September to November or in May and early June. The weather can vary wildly during these times and I've ...

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Why would archery season be either before or after rifle season?
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Your question was about deer hunting in Pennsylvania and Oregon where the majority of the deer are whitetail deer and mule deer, respectively. My answer applies to both, generally. There are many ...

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Protecting Food Supplies from wild animals While Backpacking
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I've backpacked in places that have raccoons but I've never had a problem with them. Squirrels and a number of birds can also chew/peck their way through a bag to get at your food. I don't know what ...

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Why are there separate seasons for archery and firearm hunting for deer?
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Hunting serves several purposes, a few of which are to: Allow residents (who own public game animals) to harvest meat; Follow long-held traditions; Manage game populations The two most common types ...

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How to humanely kill an injured rabbit?
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Two simple methods: Place a straight stick (broom or shovel handle is perfect) across the back of the rabbits neck and stand on the ends of the stick. Then grasp the back legs and stand up, pulling ...

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How can a barbed wire fence be crossed safely?
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We're assuming here that each wire on this particular fence is strung 9 inches above the lower wire - and that we want to cross safely. It is not safe to climb over a barbed wire fence. Neither is ...

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How often do I need to clean my rimfires?
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I clean all of my firearms, including rimfires, on about the same schedule: A light cleaning/oiling. I swab the inside of the barrel with an oil-dampened (just oil) cloth AND very lightly coat all ...

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Keeping Single Item Cold While Backpacking For 2 Days
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Last week, I backpacked into Idaho's White Cloud Mountains. I boiled a few eggs the night before and placed them in the refrigerator. On the morning we left, I took them out and rolled them up in a ...

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Is it safe to cook food during a hike (on trail) when bears are possibly around?
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I think part of the answer to your question relates to WHERE in the Rockies you'll be visiting. Will you be in an area that is not visited much by humans, or will you be visiting a high-traffic area ...

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How did/do scouts venture into the wild?
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This focuses more on attributes (habits) rather than equipment, since much of my study of history suggests that the possession (or lack) of equipment and/or supplies does not always determine success ...

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What to look for in a quality shooting glove?
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A bowstring is brutal on the skin of your fingers. All the stored energy in a bent bow passes through the string - and your fingertips - when shooting a bow using just fingers (no mechanical release). ...

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Selection of toilet area, its distance from the trail, its size with respect to number of people in group, placement of holes
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What its size should be with respect to number of people who are going to use it? I've found that you can dig one cathole and use it multiple times,(by the same person or multiple people), just dig a ...

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Can I use a tent in bear country, if I ate food in it over a year ago?
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If you've got bacon grease or donut glaze smeared on your tent floor, then you'd better wash it off before you head back to bear country. Otherwise, eating food in your tent now shouldn't affect it's ...

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What are some good games to play with children on hikes?
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My kids enjoy playing "The Alphabet Game", "I'm Going on a Trip", and "20 questions". The Alphabet Game This is a version of I Spy. Each person has to spot something that starts with each letter of ...

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Fill material for shooting sack
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Old cotton clothing and rags work very well at stopping arrows. Save those old tshirts, jeans, and socks that are too worn out to be used as second hand clothing. Stuff them into a burlap bag or ...

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What are the criteria for tent for one person
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When camping near my vehicle, I use an old A-frame, 4-man tent. There's room for all my gear with plenty of sleeping and dressing space. I can stand up to change clothes. If I am planning on an ...

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What's a good, lightweight solution for portable cookware?
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If you're using a campfire, some foods, like fresh-caught fish, don't require cookware. Just wrap in aluminum foil and cook in the coals. Fish or biscuits can even be cooked directly on the coals: ...

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Help needed in selecting the right backpack
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Packs are designed to carry the contents within a certain area. Extending your gear outside this area will cause you discomfort and will increase wear on the pack. I've never been able to attach ...

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