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    Gary
  • Last Name
    Smoot
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    Illinois
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  1. Wow! Hey everyone! Glad to see you all!
  2. I have have one, not to get too technical I'll just say they create the smell after a good rain. The element they create is slightly heavier than oxygen so it knocks down or blocks other smells. I have one, I rarely take it out when I hunt (probably because I got it for free), it's not that I think they don't work I'm just not sure that it covers enough area to be worth the hassle. If I was hunting late season food source on a big buck that I know was showing up, I would probably grab it. As for pre-rut & rut I have a saying "Hormones kill" play the wind and for the most part you should be good.
  3. I was readings Norm's post from a few years back talking about wanting to go hunting but not having any luck with people stepping up to help him go so I thought I would post this. I had done some work for a foundation that's located in Kentucky called Huntsman's Foundation, they also have a tv show that airs on Pursuit channel called Huntsman's Creed TV. Their mission is to inspire and enable disabled Americans to get back in to the outdoors. They do hunting and also I believe fishing events. They take kids, people with disabilities, and veterans. If this is something that you would be interested in use the link below to go to the website, they have an application that you can fill out to let them know you are interested. I know things have slowed down due to Covid right now, but they are good people and if its something you would be interested in I would definitely fill out the application. https://huntsmansfoundation.com/
  4. The shot was forward but wasn't near as bad as I thought in real time. When it goes in you see the luminok bounce forward about 4-5 inches and then come back, so in real time I thought I hit him in front of the leg, and the yell, backflip, and running toward the stand took me and the cameraman completely off guard. The last spot you see him in the video is where he was laying the next morning. We didn't hear a death moan from him but he was close enough that we could hear him stop breathing. Other bears I have shot (like the chocolate) have always done a death moan. I know everyone has there own little nuances when they hunt, I guess the death moan is kind of a personal thing for me as I never put it in the videos.
  5. In 2017 I was hunting in Saskatchewan for bears and things weren't going my way until the next to last night of my hunt. Typically when a bear is shot he will swing and bite towards the area the arrow entered and then turn and run... this bear, well I can say I've never seen one do this before.
  6. I'll post my black bear from the year before it really got my and the camera mans hearts pumping when he reacted to the hit.
  7. Bows that shoot over 300 fps... or pick a number right around there. I guess I could also say any new bow. Archery innovation over the last 10 years imo has been very minimal and has been a large part in the decline in the industry. There was a time there in the early 2000 that some things took big leaps and people were buying new bows every or every other year to get the newest and coolest feature that made shooting a bow better. But since then there really hasn't been that much difference, most bows are pretty good quality now and even though some of the prices have went through the roof I just don't feel alot of the pricing is justified. I'm still shooting the last Hoyt I got when I worked with Archers Choice, so a 9 year old bow - if I hadn't started working there I would probably still be shooting my Mathews Legacy. Either one is still fast enough and quality enough that as long as they are taken care of they will be killing deer, bear, elk, etc for a long long time.
  8. The guide took me in one day when he baited to show me what the bear was doing. At that point I wasn't sure if he was just trying to protect the food for himself or what was going on. He's a decent bear, looks right around the 6 foot mark. When we went in the path takes a couple turns and then your 15ish yards from the bait. The bear would just stay there until just before we turned the final corner, then he would walk back about 20 yards in the woods and sit there and watch us. The guide moved some of the moss so he could bait the barrel and then when we left the bear walked right back in. When we pulled the camera I was surprised at how much moss he had torn up and moved. Pretty cool.
  9. This is the first color phase black bear I've ever taken. It was my last day of the hunt and we were pretty much a day early or a day late with the bigger boars roaming for females. This bear came from behind us and I couldn't see that direction. Zendal was running camera and spotted the bear, grabbed my arm and pulled me over and said "Get your bow". I reached for my bow and just before I could pick it up he grabbed my arm again and pulled me back in the stand and said "I said GET YOUR BOW!" lol So I knew something good was coming but didn't expect this...
  10. A few years back I was running camera and editing shows for Where in the World is Colorado Buck. We went down to Kansas one year and met Scott Carlson from Carlson's Choke Tubes and filmed a couple shows for Colorado. After we were done my friend Zendal and I were supposed to head down to New Mexico for a turkey hunt but there was a snow storm and the hunt was canceled. When Scott Carlson heard about it he said well why don't you just stay and hunt here... and he didn't have to twist our arm. This is my hunt with Zendal filming and Chad Sheridan from Carlson's Choke Tubes guiding us. Good times!
  11. I'm not even sure how long it's been but I see a few familiar screen names. I used to go by need2hunt and was one of the admins here. Life got busy and the forums faded from my available time. I still keep in touch a bit on FB with some of my friends from here. Anyway just dropping in to check things out, hope everyone has been doing well!