Thank you again to both BGH and Vanguard for my great prize! My Vanguard Endeavor 1045 Binoculars arrived while I was away in Georgia on a hog hunt (would have loved to have had them there to give a full report!). I've only had a few days to check them out, but I am already impressed with their low light performance with the limited testing I've done. Very nice Glasses.
Here's a picture of my new binoculars posing as part of a deer hunting rig I hope to use next season. Those great Vanguard Endeavors with a custom M98 in .257, a couple of loads to wring out and a custom deer antler handle knife I bought several years ago. I'm ready and so are those fine binoculars, best I can tell!
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...