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.
Bring them in on a string. I love this term, if you want to be successful on calling in Elk, try not to just sound like the other caller. We all laugh at each other when we are practicing Elk calling at home or while camping. When I first started calling in Elk, I had no idea what i was doing and it's funny how many I could call in. The biggest Bull that I have called in to date was actually my first. I was making cow calls and screwing it up big time. But it's obvious I didn't screw up...