I use an open sighted 30-30 for when I am walking through the woods. I usually do not have a shot over 50 yards when walking. It is easier for me to find the deer with the open sight than with the scope. Also I can get a second shot off pretty quick if need be.
That's pretty common out here, you just do what you have to do. Anybody who hunts the wide open country for awhile leaqrns how to hit running critters. But sitting in a foxhole, there's spiders in there isn't there? Spiders scare me
One morning early in the season here, I had to knock a spider off my tree stand platform before I could climb in. I'm not saying it was big...but I heard a distinct thump when it hit the ground 20 feet below.
I was afraid I was going to have to shoot it if it started climbing back up...LOL.
Like most hunters we all are looking for something to keep the deer on our hunting ground and to bring more deer into our hunting ground. Most of the time we just don’t have the room or funding for this to even happen. We lease a lot of smaller properties here in Kansas and we know that the farmers are needing every little bit of ground they can get to make a living. So if they give up any ground at all it’s not much. As I was talking to one farmer he told me he could give up about a half acre...