Re: Long Range Hunting Ambush By Shawn Carlock
In the excellent article Shawn used the example of starting at noon and hunting till dark. I am a FNG to this realm (LRHA) but have been fortunate to hunt a lot inside a quarter mile. I often catch game sunning ( getting their vitamin D ) on the western edge of meadows. Hell my dog is smart enough to lay in the sun every day and our horses do the same ; what do you know , observation has shown game animals are smart enough to do it as well. I take advantage of this by marking my topo ( now google earth ) maps with ingress / outgress trails in combo with GPS plots from actually walking these trails with my Sears Craftsman compound pruners, to allow me to be in place when the sun comes up. The new red,green and blue LED lights make getting in and out in the dark much safer and quieter to spook less game. I have a feeling I am not teaching Shawn anything but would love to learn his refinements!
Setting up for forecast weather i.e. winds was not discussed but when shooting hogs at long well "intermediate" range ; I try a shooting position for tailwinds or headwinds instead of crosswinds ( must be the pilot in me that hates anything other than a grease job landing ). Beyond the up or down canyon comment , What do you prefer Shawn?
Somewhere Between Ignorance & Arrogance