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Old 05-09-2009, 04:01 PM
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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?
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:22 AM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Ambush By Shawn Carlock

Our country is a little different, we have canyons and more canyons, so our ability to pick a location based on wind is some what limited. Even though we are shooting long range I still like a quite entrance and exit, so I find routes like that or make them like that. We run alot of setups that go like this: hike out a road closed to motor vehicles to spot "X", either hike down a finger ridge or up to the top of the main ridge to a preselected shooting location. Either way gets us away from most people and involves cross canyon shooting. Down canyon shots are sometimes available but not common. My favorite spots are ones I have practiced from before.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:39 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Ambush By Shawn Carlock

Yes it is different. Down here(Texas) in the SouthWest we get mainly Northwest cold front winds or Southeasterlies filling back in afterwards. That works well with the shooting downwind or upwind to an animal "sunning" on the edge of brush or timber. I actually learned this technique on bushbok, nyala and kudu in Africa. Christi and I Look forward to taking one of your courses when it is hot here and cooler there. Thanks for your time Shawn.
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Re: Long Range Hunting Ambush By Shawn Carlock

Seems as if I recall correctly I incorporated this method about 1958!
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Re: Long Range Hunting Ambush By Shawn Carlock

Great article! As usual, I learned even more to help my LRH. Your article clearly pointed out things that I need to be doing to be more successful on my hunts.

Thanks again Shawn for sharing your experience!
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