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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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With two 80 year olds in our group we have started to use radios for check ins, anyone else using radios? just watch the for state laws on their use.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 08:53 PM
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the older guys at camp used em i hated it there was always a lot of jawing going on felt it scared the deer,turned it off

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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 10:11 PM
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I use my cell phone alot to text buddies back and forth, it helps pass the time on stand for long hours.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 01:46 AM
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When my father and I go out together we use our cell phones. Kinda be safe since he had a heart attack few years ago and I recovered from knee surgery.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 07:57 AM
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We carry radios. Some of the area I hunt is rather remote and it is a saftey thing. Plus when someone shoots it's always good to see if they need help. They come in handy getting everyone out of the woods at the same time.

We don't use them for hunting as far as spotting deer I personally feel it is unfair advantage.
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 09:33 AM
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We Use Them All The Time.especially For Safty And If One Of Us Needs Help Dragging Or Tracking An Animal.

post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 09:54 AM
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I use to use one when I hunted with friends. I kinda quit. I'd be slipping through the woods or on stand and it was always " tracks over here looks like a spike" yeah I know but hes an old guy so every track he sees is a spike. Anyway or its " there is a hunter moving up the hill. he's wearing a red coat with a hood. He's got blue jeans on. Looks like redwing 10" boots and the left one is coming untied. he's got a hump back shot gun I can't tell if its a remington or a browning but its in rough shape. you guys seeing anything? what do you think about after this we go over there to that spot where blah blah shot that deer 6 years ago. Anyone been in there lately? well I can't see that guy any more. he never knew I was here. I wonder where he came from? Whats the sign look like where you guys are?" anyway I gave up on them kinda my son and I have them but its for stuff like "I'm ready to go cause I'm freezing." Then I have the cell.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 11:04 AM
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I use radios in addition to a cell phone for safety reasons. When I hunt with a party of the regular 4 there are 2 guys that chatter about everything they see from other hunters to deer sign to whatever. The other guy is my constant hunting partner and we have a private channel we use that the other 2 are unawre of. We talk every 2 hours and keep the talk down low to a min. In my opinion there is a clear use for radios but it can be abused with senseless chatter.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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no idle chatter allowed just help. Both older guys have had heart problems. Me I just like an extra dragging pal!
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 07:38 PM
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thats what they should be used for in my opinion. I think its illegal to use electronics to hunt in NH. in other words you aren't suppose to say "there is a deer coming your way".

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