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  1. The Shot Not Taken

    Man I should have taken that shot. Maybe, betcha I would have missed. Man I should have taken that shot.

    Dont laugh, we all have The Shot Not Taken in our hunting histories. Some just choose not to think, re-think, or obsess about them. Here are a few Shots Not Taken from mine and a few hunting buddies histories.

    It was a beautiful morning to hunt turkeys on Spooky Mountain. I give the mountain that name because if you ever walk off it at night, youll know ...
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  2. Passing on the Knowledge

    It seems to me, as the years pass, the ability of man to provide for himself in the wild has become a lost art. In the United States our modern society has evolved into a proficient system of providing all necessities by monetary exchange. I feel this has led to much of society being insecure in a time of crisis. We depend on the dollar to take care of our needs, but this is dependant on a fully functioning infrastructure and a supporting economy. We've seen many tragic situations, due to weather ...

    Updated 10-10-2008 at 04:09 PM by pgvoutdoors

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  3. Snares & Snaring

    Snaring and snares has come up on here so many times I cannot count, so here is what I know of snaring the way I do it when trekking for a week or more in the forests, mountains, and river bottoms of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, remember this is my way and others here are more knowledgeable or professional guides who do this for living or live off the grid and do it as a way of life. I hope this helps you in some way.

    The Modern Cable Snare
    The modern cable snare is made of ...
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  4. Snares Continued 1

    Deer Stops
    Deer stops are installed on snares to prevent the loop from closing past a minimum diameter. This will prevent the snare from closing around a deer's foot if one of these animals should accidentally encounter the snare.
    Unlike other trapping devices,snares can only be used once. After an animal has been caught in a snare,the cable will be bent and will no longer function properly. But all the mechanical parts may be able to be reused to make more snares.
    How A Snare ...
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  5. Sanres Cont. again

    Stabilizing Snares
    To function properly, the snare loop must be held in a fixed position to intercept the animal. Heavy gauge wire works best for stabilizing snares. One end of the wire is affixed to the snare, and the other end of the wire is anchored to make it stable. One method for fastening the wire to the cable is to make a small bend in the end of the wire and crimp it onto the snare. However, this wire may interfere with the swivel because it is crimped on the cable.Some snares are ...
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