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.
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...