Monday, July 24, 2017

Bass Pro Shops Seminar Recap: A Great Saturday!

Last Saturday, I offered up an impromptu Deer Scouting and Optics seminar at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. It was short notice, but I had people asking for one, so I set it up. I am so glad I did! We owe a big thank you to Shannon at BPS for scrambling to make it happen and getting us a room! Thank you, Shannon! I really want to thank the hunters that took the time out of their busy Saturday to take part in the seminar and ask a bunch of questions. We covered everything from maps, tracks, water sources, game trails, game cameras, glassing, and proper optics for the job. In fact, my scouting and optics seminar was slated for an hour, but ended up going 2.5 hours and I had to cut it short due to my  next seminar. It was fantastic!

I want to say thank you to Vortex Optics for helping out with some great giveaway items and with making great optics. The guys wanted to know about my Vortex Optics and checked out my set-up. You guys rock!

Right after giving my scouting seminar, I held a Gearing Up for Long Range Shooting seminar (which had a great turnout of more than 30 people). I discussed some of the most used weapons for competitive shooting, ammunition, optics, and offered some tips and techniques. I briefly covered some hunting tips, but I really wanted to focus on shooting alone. I mentioned that if people wanted a great guide to get going they should read 'Long Range Shooting Handbook: A beginner’s Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting' by Ryan Cleckner. It's a must read for the long range shooter. After the seminar and talking with some long range shooters, I took a walk to the scope case to drool a bit and make a wish list for my rifles. Oh yes, there are some beauties in that case! 

ANNOUNCEMENT: I am taking a group of new and some experienced hunters out on August 5 to scout for deer to learn new techniques and how to scout properly. There will be more details coming, but if you wish to attend, you must email me with your name, contact #, and let me know if you can scout just the morning or all day. I plan on heading to a spot early (probably 4-5 AM) and start scouting an area in either the Angeles National Forest or the San Bernardino National Forest. (I will take suggestions from you guys, too.) We may scout all day and we may move around a bit. If you can carpool you will be better off. 4-wheel drive is not required, but it could prove useful. I plan on taking pictures for my partners and to show Bass Pro what a good seminar can lead to. Feel free to email me with any questions before the scouting trip. You can find my email in the contact section. I prefer email because I will send out reminders and requirements to everyone at once.

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