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I just got back from my opening weekend archery backpack trip.

I did not put a buck down, but I did see some good ones.
I used my Vortex Razor HD spotting scope extensively and loved every minute of it.  I hardly noticed the increased weight over my Zeiss 65.  The videoscoped footage turned out pretty good.  I put together a video showing some of the deer and the performance of the Razor/Sony WX-1 combo.

The deer in the first scenes with heavy mirage were about 2 miles away.  The three bucks in the daylight were about a mile and a half.  The doe was 500 yards and the big bucks were about 1000 yards away.

It was a great trip, and I got within 80 yards of the big velvet typical, but didn't get a shot.

Check it out:


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Very nice Matt!!!  Excellent
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Nice thanks for sharing.
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Those look like some long bow shots.

"Our arrows will blot out the sun"..., that seems about the only way to bow hunt them.

Nice video.
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Good luck on the continuing hunt, great video!
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Thanks guys!

I've got a goat/elk hunt next week, but after that I think I'll have to make another go at those bucks.
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Looks like a great hunt!  What area where you in?  I think I am going to bow hunt the Snowies this weekend if possible.  Just some deer hunting and maybe a cow elk if they come across the land.
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You know where I'm hunting,  Helo!

Just on the north side of No-Tellum Creek on the backside of Secret Mountain.

Wink
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... and happy birthday, Helo!

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Thanks Bitterroot.  I could probably take a guess as to the area you are hunting, but I am not sure, and I wouldn't want to give it away.  Wink   Looks like an area I have hunted once, but it was years ago, and I haven't been back since.
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Good luck in the Snowies, Helo.

I've hunted there a few times myself.  There are a few good ones in there, too.

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Terrific video ,thanks Matt Thunbs Up
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