Re: Re: Tips and Tricks...continued from old forum!
Dave Super Moderator Posts: 3,074 Thanks Given: 165 Thanks Received: 340 in 295 posts Joined: Sep 2009 Reputation: 6 Warning Level: 0% Post: #42 | RE: Tips and tricks Here's one Ian and Eileen reminded me about Travel the road less traveled. OK I know it sounds like the reverse of what we should do but keep in mind the high traffic areas today weren't the same as they were even a couple of years ago. I've seen this happen allot, hunting a field, beach where ever. The easily accessed areas are hunted over and over again, than one guy goes into the brush, on the side of a hill, and one of my personal favorites the vertical edge of a cut. At a group beach hunt I sponsored, so I didn't hunt...just watched, I saw something that had really stuck with me. The top was wide, flat and soft, there was a two foot cut at the high tide line with a two to three foot steep slope below to a wide, hard bottom to the water. We had 8 or 9 hunters there for about three hours. One of the requests was to make drag marks so we could tell what was and wasn't hunted. When the meet was over the top was heavily covered, the bottom was really hit hard, the steep slope had a few passes over it from a turning point in a grid but the upper slope and vertical cut was almost untouched. Since that day I've always made a point to hunt the hard to get to upper edge and run my coil along the vertical edge. I can't say it's been fantastic for finds but I can say I've pulled my share of otherwise missed targets. If ya can't find me, your looking in the wrong place.[img alt=[Image: pirate.gif]]http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-merv/pirate.gif