A very good few days
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Paul Wozniak
(PaulW)

Locale: Midwest
A very good few days on 05/03/2007 13:52:29 MDT Print View

Just another way to enjoy UL. 3 days & 3 nights of solo hiking / hunting. Lows in low 30's, highs in mid-60s, mostly sunny, some drizzle.

Base weight 11 lbs plus food, water, gun, ammo, turkey calls. But the gear is not the deal. You all could put together a base weight as light or lighter. What is cool is that by going UL I could hang out for days. Only discomforts - toting a shotgun.

I could go on at length but being outside, seeing only one other human, mostly bushwhacking, coyote calls, wading streams, rabbits, partridge, raccoons, having crows call you out; all has really got me stoked. Not so much if the pack weighs 50 lbs, right?

As for the hunt. Technique was to spot and anticipate turkey, select a natural blind and call them in. Smart animals. No shots.

Looking for a gun sling and found the Gunslinger Corral. Attaches to a pack. Anyone familiar with it? See here:http://hunting.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=hunting&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gunslingercorral.com%2F

So I get home and the fun hasn't ended. My Bushbuddy UL was waiting. Goodbye cannisters.

Sorry for the long post. It was just great to get out again and this was a new way to do it for me.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: A very good few days on 05/16/2007 21:50:10 MDT Print View

Sounds like a good time...
Thanks for mentioning the Corral, I've never seen one- it looks useful.
Cheers.
Craig

Paul Wozniak
(PaulW)

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: A very good few days on 05/17/2007 06:29:10 MDT Print View

Craig,

I have ordered and received the Corral and it sets up very nicely but have not had the opportunity to field test it.

After I've had it out for a weekend I could report, but I'm not sure when I will next get the chance to combine a hunt with hiking. Also, not really sure this is the right site.

Paul

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: A very good few days on 05/19/2007 23:25:14 MDT Print View

As far as this being the "right site" (I assume you mean for talk about hunting), this is the "Other Activities" thread. There's plenty of talk about fishing, I don't personally see the problem with discussing hunting here.
Craig

Paul Wozniak
(PaulW)

Locale: Midwest
Re: A very good few days on 05/21/2007 07:39:59 MDT Print View

Craig,

Agreed, I'm just afraid you and I might be the only interested parties. I grew up hunting and will hunt responsibly til I die.

Eating what I take, your friend in arms,

Paul