With game camera viewers starting at around $50, why would you want to add one more expensive device to your hunting pack when you probably already have a great viewing device in your pocket. Smart phones today are so powerful and have multiple uses why not use them to view those deer pictures from your game camera. I also like to use my Nexus 7 when I am out checking trail cameras. It works really well because of the larger screen. The app that I really like is Nexus Media Importer and the free version Nexus Photo Viewer. I have created this video on how to use it and some setting changes that I made.
This app allows you not only view the photos, but to also import them to your device and gives you the option to share them. This is a really nice feature because it gives you the ability to save the pictures that you want and then put the card back into the camera, format it, and you are back in business taking more pictures.
This app only allows you to view the photos which is nice, but I wanted the extra features.
You will need a couple pieces of hardware to make this all work.
I found this cool device that eliminates the separate OTG cable so you only have to deal with one piece.
What App’s do you use? Apple or Android? Comment Below
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If you have ever been hunting ducks in a pair of leaking waders on a cold winter morning you know why I am writing this. Last year, I was invited to hunt wood ducks in a local pond. It was the coldest morning of the year, about 17 degrees, if I remember correctly. That is beyond cold for South Carolina, we southerners just aren’t use to that kind of cold. I made my way into the pond through the dark, trying not to fall or dip water into the top of my waders. When I reached a point where the water came up to my waist I felt the sharp sting of the icy water as it made its way through a pin hole in the crotch of my 10 year old waders. There are no words to describe the sounds that come out of a man during this sudden, unexpected rush of cold water. It’s somewhere between a squeal and a howl, but not enough oxygen to accomplish either. After the hunt was over, the first thing I wanted to do was patch those holes. Right after I got out of the water, I looked at my pants to see where I was wet. This is the best time to make note of exactly where the leak is coming from. Some leaks come from small holes and the only way to find them is to get in the water. Then you need to let your waders dry out so you can start the repair process. I really like to use AquaSeal. It is relatively easy to use and once it has cured it forms a rubberized, flexible seal over the damaged area. It works equally well on tears and pin hole type leaks.
- With the leak location identified and the waders dried, place a piece of tape over it on the outside of your waders. I use duck tape. The tape is very important especially if you are repairing a tear. The tape can be removed after the repair is complete and the AquaSeal has dried.
- Turn the waders inside out.
- Clean the location of the leak with isopropyl alcohol and let it dry. This will remove any dirt and oils from the location. This is important to ensure that the AquaSeal will adhere to the waders.
- With a small 1/2 inch wide brush that has short bristles, apply a bead about the width of the brush. Then with an even stroke paint the sealant over the area of the leak spreading it evenly over the area. This may require a few more applications depending on how big the area is. It is fine to get more sealant on the brush and apply another coat to the currently wet application. Keep applying additional amounts of the AquaSeal until you feel you have the leak sealed. Due to the nature of waders if you have multiple areas that are leaking, you will need to work on the other leaks after the current one has completely dried.
- Once you have the AquaSeal covering the leak then wait for it to dry. This can take about 8 hours, but if you are in a hurry you can add Cortol-240 to AquaSeal and it will speed the cure time to about 2 hours. It is a 1 part Cortol-240 to 3 part AquaSeal ratio mixture.
AquaSeal is sold with or without Cortol-240
Be sure to store the remaining AqualSeal in your freezer for future repairs. This will keep it from hardening.
Have you ever used AquaSeal? Did it work for you? Please comment below
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It’s that time of year when you might be having trouble thinking of something to get the hunter or outdoor type in your life so I thought I would try and help you with that. Here is a list of some things I think he or she would like. This list is compiled of things that I currently use as well as some that I would like to have. The prices range from high to low ($3-$230) so I think there is something here for everyone.
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This past weekend I was invited on a dove shoot by one of my brother-in-laws and I was able to harvest 12 birds. We were hunting in a very large agriculture field that had been planted in peanuts. This field was over 100 acres that had a Reinke irrigation system, so I opted to set up right at the end. Sitting by one set of the tires gave me great cover. Another advantage was just like a power line the birds seem to fly close to them and even light on top of it. With such a good spot I was hoping to have a good day. As I got settled onto my stool, I had a couple of what should have been easy shots come flying in. I said easy but that isn’t how it happened. As the first 3 birds flew off while I sent several loads of Fiocchi #8s in their direction, I told myself to slow down and adjust my lead. I looked down at Scout and she had a look of agreement. Then it started coming together. Next bird boom…and Scout was on her way to pick up her first bird of the day.
After about 2 hours of hunting, I had 11 birds and felt pretty good with how my shooting was going. I sent a text to my nephew that was just across the field from me and asked how he was doing. He wasn’t getting many shots and only had 2 birds so I told him to come take my spot. I watched as he immediately started gathering his stool and shells and headed my way. I laughed and was glad to see he wasn’t reluctant to take me up on my offer. I didn’t really shoot much the rest of the afternoon other than one bird out of a group that we both shot. I just let Scout pick up his birds and kept a look out for incoming doves. It was an absolutely fun afternoon. Holden and I had a good time laughing, joking and hunting.
Once the hunt was over it was time to clean the birds and get them ready for the freezer. I made a video that I will include on how to remove the breast. It is very easy!
After you have removed the breast from the body you want to be sure to wash them with clean water eliminating any of the left over entrails, blood, and feathers. This will leave you with very delectable pieces of breast meat that are also known as the filet mignon of the sky. The next step is to bag them up. I prefer to use a foodsaver vacuum and Heavy Duty bags. Be sure to use the roll it allows you to make your bags any size. If you haven’t ever used one you need to make the investment. It creates an airtight seal that almost eliminates freezer burn.
FoodSaver Heavy Duty Rolls I like to use the rolls because you can cut the bags to fit.
How has your dove season been this year? comment below
I subscribe to the MyFWC newsletter and today I received this awesome news. So if you are 21 or under you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this great deal.
Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost. The license now costs up to $1000 but from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2014, the price will be reduced to $500 for Florida residents who are 21-years-old and younger. The lifetime license covers saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, hunting and most associated permits.
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