I too always love reading your no nonsense quality hunting info advice. You ever make it out to to the east side of the Rockies lemme know we'll hunt elk in the canyon or coyotes on the plains or both!
I might have to take you up on the dog hunt. It has been a while since I went after them and there are not too many of them in my neck of the woods during the winter.
I have been using a 7-30 Waters shooting a 120 grain Nosler balistic tip at 2200fps, but am trying to figure out another caliber to shoot out of it, but I do love that 7-30. I may stick on the 357 Herrett barrel for this upcoming season. The last time that I used that caliber I dropped a raghorn 4x4 elk with it.
I have done everything possible to get my kids involved in hunting. Every time out whether it be scouting, camping or during the actual hunt, I will challenge them to find their way back without using any electronics (GPS). Also without a compass. They know by now that I am going to challenge one of them, so right off the bat when leaving our vehicle or camp they will start picking out land marks to help them out. Makes me and them feel confident that if we were to somehow separate that they...