Since we're already a good bit of the way into Bow Season, and the first gun season opportunity is coming up (you ARE taking a kid, even your neighbor's kid if you don't have any, out for the youth hunt Nov 17th - 18th aren't you? Remember there won't be any more hunting if there aren't any more hunters to replace us when we die) what's everybody packing afield this year? For me, it's my not very new, high tech or sexy 65 pound PSE compound for bow season, the few opportunities I have to go out during bow anyway. For Gun week this year the .460 XVR gets the nod. I have a 2x Leupold sitting atop a Warne mount, anchored with 4(!) rings to keep everything on board. At this point, the only point of hot debate for me is whether to shoot the factory 200 Grain Hornady SST, My Barnes 275 Grain XPB handloads, my Hornady 300 Grain XTP/MAG handload, or my cast lead 360's. Right now my lean is towards the SST's, because I think everything else will just tear up too much meat, but no matter what I pick, I've got drops and dope for any shot I can take out to 250 yards, and the handgun is capable of doing that kind of work. and for the closing muzzleloader season, should I get the opportunity and have an unfilled tag, it will be my equally not very new, high tech, sexy or pretty at this point, Knight .50 caliber. I don't know if any of y'all been out scouting yet this year, but around the grounds I hunt there are PLENTY of animals to take, despite the record or near record harvests the last three years, with over 200,000 tags filled each year. The early season drought conditions that hit many areas throughout the state don't seem to have hurt the size or health of the animals I've glassed, but we'll see once it's time to tag one. So what's everybody else taking out this year? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!