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  1. 338 Bear Hunter

    Cellular cams?

    You are correct, but you can imagine the logistics if the camera is in an area you plan to hunt on another day.
  2. 338 Bear Hunter

    Film Your Hunt

    I have the good fortune of a family member eager to buy me a camera for self filming hunts. The only thing I found specifically for this purpose is a TactaCam, but I didn't think it would be a good choice. For one, my main bear rifle is already too heavy. Also, on the top would block the...
  3. 338 Bear Hunter

    Cellular cams?

    I don't know where you guys are hunting, but here in NH we're not allowed to use cellular cameras during the season. We can have them up at other times, but given this prohibition, I don't see a reason to have one. The most important time for me to get photos is during the season. Of course...
  4. 338 Bear Hunter

    New Land

    Well, here goes, although not as thorough an investigation as NH Mountains might want owing to time pressure... Went in today in the morning to check trail cameras. Saw fresh moose scat behind #1, but the camera never caught the perp, so he must have walked behind only. Camera #1 caught...
  5. 338 Bear Hunter

    New Land

    Yes sir!
  6. 338 Bear Hunter

    New Land

    You are correct. However, in NH an ordinary person (i.e. non-guide) can only establish two bait sites, and I'm already at that limit. I could, in principle, have my daughter apply to bait a third, but its too late this year as applications are due August 1st. So next year if I find a good...
  7. 338 Bear Hunter

    New Land

    No, and that was pointed out to me. Apparently some people do hunt the abutting land andused to cooperate with the previous landowner. I expect we'll come to some sort of gentlemen's agreement on this. I've already set up two trail cameras and plan to add more tomorrow. I found a trail with...
  8. 338 Bear Hunter

    New Land

    For the first time, the seller included a mapping of tree types on the property. Although the woods are fairly thick, most of the good stuff was logged out. There is a patch (5-10 acres) of the valuable stuff, and you'll also see the occasional oak throughout, but it isn't worth logging today...
  9. 338 Bear Hunter

    Urgently wanted a copywriter to write articles about hunting optics, preferable a practicing hunter

    Sorry. Although I am a writer (published two books), English-speaking native, and am a practicing hunter, I can't pass the "active lifestyle" test. To me, the whole point of good optics is to sit on my ass in a ground blind or treestand, waiting for the game to come to me.
  10. 338 Bear Hunter

    Savage Lightweight Storm

    So after having every type of 180-grain .308 round fail to group in my Savage rifles, I got a hold of some Core Lokt Tipped 180 grainers, figuring I had just wasted $30. To my delight, they were sub-moa. Put three in the same hole at 50 yards. I am pumped. Now I have a 180-grain commercial...
  11. 338 Bear Hunter

    Gear?

    I've carried two plastic water bottles ever since I started hunting. Almost never use them, but won't give up on them because when you need them, YOU NEED THEM. Never had a problem with sound, usually because they're full and won't flex much. My handheld GPS is invaluable, since I won't carry...
  12. 338 Bear Hunter

    Winter ticks are diminishing calf survival.

    I've been advocating for a permethrin paintball moose hunt for years! I could get several, as I see plenty out of season.
  13. 338 Bear Hunter

    Lifetime Hunting License

    Not too many people here will argue with your comments about the value of hunting licenses. From a marketing standpoint, the lifetime licenses seem well-priced. Expensive enough to bring in enough money, cheap enough to be a solid value to those who hunt frequently.
  14. 338 Bear Hunter

    Lifetime Hunting License

    Interesting that you mention fishing. He recently made some noise about wanting to try it, but I haven't fished since I was about his age, and I wouldn't know where to begin. It seems like the rules about what you can keep, what you must throw back are daunting. That's why I love bear...
  15. 338 Bear Hunter

    Lifetime Hunting License

    My son was totally into deer hunting with me at 7. Now that he's older, he has no interest. My daughter was the opposite - no interest in youth, now she goes to bear camp with me every year. Neither would have been a good choice for a lifetime license. In NH, lifetime licenses can be bought...
  16. 338 Bear Hunter

    Which rifle?

    Good point, and in my daughter's lightweight rifle, 180s are no fun. My concern is more about blood trail. I find the heavier bullets are better that way.
  17. 338 Bear Hunter

    Herter's Ammo

    The accuracy definitely impressed me, but I don't make enough kills in a typical year to have any sense of bullet performance. Thanks for the info.
  18. 338 Bear Hunter

    Herter's Ammo

    I figured I'd be tarred and feathered if I posted about factory ammo in the "reloading" section, so this was the next best choice. Has anybody here used that cheap Cabela's "Herter's" ammo on game? I bought it once for range practice and found it grouped surprisingly well. Within 100 yards...
  19. 338 Bear Hunter

    Which rifle?

    I just received a box of 180-grain Core Lokt Tipped today to see if they'll group. If they do, they'll be the only 180-grainers that do. The 165 CLTs group very well, so I can at least shoot that.
  20. 338 Bear Hunter

    Which rifle?

    I see. I have the same situation with my .308s. They group <1MOA with 150 grains, but 6 MOA with 180s.




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