2/8/2011 11:14:22 AM
Section 9: Hunting
Subject: Endangered Species? Msg# 769899
|Good point about identifying the target before putting the scope's crosshairs on it. In my brother's case, he's already identified the animal as a deer or elk, but wants to make certain it is a legal animal (as in some seasons it is not legal to kill a female of the species.)|
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This isn't exactly applicable to your brother's scope comment but might be important to lurkers. One of the cautions taught in hunter's ed here is to use binoculars to search for and identify game and not your scope. This is, of course, so you don't identify that moving blob at 400 yards as another hunter - in your cross-hairs!
I do the same thing with a scope, after I identify something as a game animal. My scope is more powerful than my binoculars so I can get a better look at a head when looking for horns. This is especially important for meat hunters like me who are looking for animals with smaller horns.