Awsome site chiefs. Sorry for getting off topic. Chiefs what was the most difficult Trophy size north american deer spieces to hunt? The reason i ask is because not many people have had the chance to hunt all of them. Where did your columbian black tails come from? How about the axis? Once agian sorry for getting off topic. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for the comments on the site. I have been fortunate to have taken all the deer species and they all have thier iniqueness. Whether it be the terrain, weather, other animals you may enocunter or difficulty in judging a trophy quality animal. I have enjoyed them all. My Columbia Blacktail was taken with Muzzleloader on a special draw tag in Oregon. I , like most of us still enjoy hunting Big Whitetails, and they always provide a unique challenge. With the Sitka's, on Kodiak you have the element of weather, terrain and then the most significant being the other inhabitants of the Island, specifically the Brown Bear, which adds an element of interest of which you can only imagine. Jim Shockey killed a couple with me, including the new #2 with a muzzleloader and that Island provides some fantastic memories.
One of my Favorite deer to hunt are the Coues Whitetails, having only hunted them in Sonora and Chihuahua in Mexico, I can only say they are an unforgettable experience, and one that if you are interested in hunting during the peak of the rut, with optics, and watching bucks openly chase does during the day, will become addicting to most any avid hunter. Again thanks for the comments on the site. Take Care.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...