Lost in the woods bird hunting.

Discussion in 'Upland Game hunting, Dogs and dog training' started by wirehair, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. 9mm Hi-Power

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    Ask Murphy about that ;).

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  2. birdhntr

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    True.
    I would think with all three,watch,onx,and garmin that you are pretty well set.
    But always have a compass!
     
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  3. Gamekeeper

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    Getting lost can happen at any age.
    Good procedures limit the likelihood.
    Good preparation limits the inconvenience

    I count birds worked, and don't run my dogs much more than 2 hrs at a time
    So, I make loops through cover
    I found it most productive for grouse and pheasants

    I get more dog miles and better dog performance

    The point is, a loop is a loop.
    I plan on going in here, walking cw or ccw, and coming out there, with the truck to the left or right of me.
    It really reduces disorientation.

    No truck tracks? It's either the wrong trail, or my loop was short.

    In the western mountains or canyon areas, I pull out all the electronic stops. My Mule starts to look like the space shuttle, and I carry my elb. I don't bother with a sat phone anymore.

    These are just a few thoughts on how to have more fun more safely with less "inconvenience".

    Flatlanders don't know altitude sickness, that's a whole nother thread.
     
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  4. 2ESRGR8

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    Raising my hand as I am guilty of many of these shortcomings.....one thing I have to re-learn every season is take a look at the damn sun while I am still standing at the truck!
    Overcast, cloudy days offer their own set of adventures.
     
  5. Gamekeeper

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    That's why I'm stringing it along.
    I need not take a lifetime of exploring to my grave with me.

    Everybody that lives the outdoors gets temporarily mislocated. LOL
     
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    The desert is the worst terrain in the world for navigation without electronics. It all looks the same, especially when they turn the lights off...a compass and map still works but your better pay attention!!!!
     
  7. Gamekeeper

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    And a pocket star chart, so you can get even more lost while it's cool! LOL!
     
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    Yea, I learned the stars young and even how to use a sextant. It's all good until the clouds roll in and then you'd better have a back up plan!
     
  9. FIJI

    FIJI IZ Kamakawiwo'ole lives! Premium Member

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    I've never been "lost".



    Been powerful' turned-around a time or two though.
     
  10. Trunkslammer

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    Sextant.... sounds like something I need to look further into!
     
  11. Gamekeeper

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    Works great when you dog makes casts over the horizon, or out of sight of land. LOL
     
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    It’s been all I’ve used for days at a time out west. Bad luck follows me around like a cloud, but for some reason it’s allowed this to work for me so far.
     
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    I also don’t know how to use a map and compass.
     
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    You are really only lost if you don't want to be there.
    Enjoy your walk, take in the sights, and be happy.
     
  15. 9mm Hi-Power

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    I give lessons . Degree in Geography and taught a cartographic related grad. class and I come cheap. :)

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