Recent content by scotttgill

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    Hello from TX/thanks to Randy

    good to hear from you... I'm in the Dallas area. Same on the first elk hunt. October 2019 in Colorado is my goal date.
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    What are you reading

    I've been working through this Field and Stream list: Specifically, I'm about to finish The Gun by C.J. Chivers and then start Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez...
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    Christmas ideas for Nashville?

    My dad was a Tennessee State Representative for 20 years and the Commissioner of Conservation for 4 years so I spent some time in Nashville... The State Museum is pretty awesome and even the State Capitol building is an interesting tour (the architect is buried in the walls). Andrew Jackson's...
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    SteriPen? What do you guys think?

    Thanks... I think I'm convinced, I'm going with the Katadyn.
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    SteriPen? What do you guys think?

    Thanks guys for the help.
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    SteriPen? What do you guys think?

    I have been hearing about the SteriPen in purifying water in the backcountry. I was wondering if any of you have used one and if it's worth spending the money? Thanks.
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    Texas Hunting Friends

    Welcome to the forum! I'm from the Dallas area and share much of the same hopes and passions you have for hunting. Let me know if you find such a group.
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    First Hunt Outside of Texas, First Successful Hunt Ever 6X6 Bull

    As a fellow Dallas-ionian (Rockwall exactly), I'm planning my first ever venture with my oldest son in a year and a half (getting equipment bit by bit right now). Loved the pics and the story and man, what encouragement. Not really thinking I'll get struck by lightning like you, but the...
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    Texas Member Meetup?

    I'm game as well depending on where and when. I'm in the DFW area.
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    What is with catch and release?

    I'll release at friend's ponds when I know their numbers can't take it but if I'm on a big lake, my family is going to eat.
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    first time elk hunter questions

    I'm with you Robertsj22, I'm going for my first DIY in 2019 as well for the exact same reasons: gathering equipment, learning, no points, etc. I'm planning next year to do the Elk 101 online class but I read everything I can get my hands on and listen to every podcast Bigfin has on the subject...
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    Kuiu hate

    I say don't worry about it. I'm gearing up for my first DIY elk hunt and I've been buying a little here and a little there of quality, light, and (if I can) more affordable stuff. I'm getting some KUIU clothing because it fits that bill for me. Being 45 now and a middle school teacher, I see the...
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    Sunrise and sunset direction and timing calculator

    This is a cool app, Paul. I had a professor in college (Geography) who was a walking sun calculator. We could give him a time of year and a place in the world and he could tell you where the sun would rise and set. Thanks for this... Scott Gill
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    Hows your workouts goin?

    I hike with a pack 3-4 days a week, 3-4 miles each time. Lately, we've had so many downed trees that my muscle work has been hand-sawing ("Man-sawing" is what I call it to my kids) the big logs, throwing them over my shoulder and walking them to the woodpile. Otherwise I try to do an assortment...
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    New here and trying to learn

    welcome to the forum... I just returned to hunting about 5 years ago after a 10-15year hiatus (moving, marriage, college, grad school, kids). I live in the Dallas area but do most of my deer/turkey hunting in South Texas (Dewitt County). I regret I stopped hunting all those years. It has...