February 9, 2020
Took down four
treestand sets yesterday. That was work.
Looked for a few sheds. Found one. Still
plenty of crunchy snow in the timber.
Crunchy snow makes it hard walking and
the snow cover makes it tough to easily
see a shed antler. Checked some south
facing slopes but 50% snow covered in my
area yet. The cell
cameras haven't been sending many
buck pictures as of late. They've moved
to better winter food areas.
Watched a lot of ATA
videos the last month. Lots of new
products especially cell
camera stuff. If you are in the
market, I sure would checkout some of
the new products before buying old, new
Have been in the
basement a lot the last month getting a
bunch of shooting reps. Using the
Silverback, back tension release for
most of the reps. I installed the sight
plate 'recall' on my RX3 Ultra. Just
about had a disaster when the torx screw
stripped. Had to break out the drill.
Got it out.
Looking to go heavier
with my arrow setup this year. Ordered
some new 300 spine arrows yesterday. Not
sure what the final weight will be, just
know it will be quite a bit heavier.
Also looking at some heavy duty fixed
blade broadheads. Single bevel
possibly. Lots of options out there.
Shot the new Hoyt
Axius Ultra last weekend....for the
second time. Draw was smooth as glass.
Not sure I should have shot that bow?
Credit card might get some major damage
in the next month or so.
Have been looking at
replacing my Pure 75 MBG sight on the
RX3 due to weight. It's heavier than I
want due to the having all the cool
micro adjust tools. Will most likely
stay with the MBG as they are built very
well and the pins are quite bright.
Would still like to maintain the 3rd
axis adjustability but probably going to
punt on micro adjust to try and drop one
to two ounces of weight. It doesn't
sound like much but seems to make a
Lots of equipment
related stuff going on right now. One
new toy is the Ridgetec
cell camera. This camera is a
picture taking machine and the batteries
seem to be in great shape which can be a
problem for cell cameras. So far, so
good. Pixilated day photos seems to be
an issue but not a deal breaker.
Some nice bucks
survived the January 10 date but nothing
that was exceptional in 2019. Will need
to see what 2020 brings. Always dreaming
of a buck of a lifetime but reality is
there just are not many exceptional