By Nemo

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Hunt Sabotage Tools

 1. Camouflage. I like the 3D patterns with sharp defined branch patterns offset by blurred leaf. Gillies may be better for hiding but when you need to be quick and mobile they can be a little cumbersome.
2. Wrist Rocket with 1/2in. steel ball shot. (The oversized shot is better for this because it makes more noise.) You can use the wrist rocket to both scare off game and to mislead the hunter. Loosely wrap the surgical tubing of the wrist rocket with cloth to muffle the snap.
3. A good pair of binoculars with a wide field of view. 8X magnification is ideal a zoom function can be handy to get an up close look at the situation but a high magnification is not really useful without a tripod for spotting. Scanning for movement is usually done on the fly and for this 8x magnification with quality elements is best and a wide depth of field. The optics should be polarized and the settings easy to adjust by feel.
4. A good emergency whistle is always a must in a pinch it can alert the hunter that a person may be in the line of fire. And it will scare away any wildlife within 1/2 mile or more. They make a dual chamber storm whistle that you can blow under water and still hear it over a jet engine.
6. A tripwire booby-trap can be used to scare animals away from an area and it will scare the crap out of who ever sets it off and it will alert you to there location without putting them or any animals in harms way. It also is great as an added deterrent to bear bagging your camp food. You can take apart a party popper party favor cut off at the narrow be left overnight or over extended periods you will need to use candle wax to waterproof the cotton cord or it will wick moisture into the fulminate charge rendering your ignition source useless. Use a lightweight root beer color fishing line for your trip line.
 7. Some good pepper spray (not cns/tear gas) because most animals do not have tear ducts and it will not be a proper deterrent.

Hunt Sabotage Tactics 
1. First off you can put yourself in the best position to sabotage a hunt if you look like a hunter. Dress in Camies maybe an orange vest. If you know where a hunting party is camped introduce yourself and let them know that you are a local. Your acting will come into play here if you put on a good performance they will be begging you for location advice. In most cases if they seem confident in where they plan to hunt Then become interested in his hunting experience and probe for info, he will either have a favorite spot nearby or he will have set up the ambush in advance (more on that later). Most hunters only real chance for a kill is if they hit the animal in there car. Just the same if they ask your advice you need to give them a nice critter free local. If not your interest in there hunting stories may lead to the location of a favorite spot and game plan for the following morning.
2. Most hunters are incompetent and most hunting parties will be drinking quite a bit at night and will likely not get out of camp until mid to late morning (if at all) If you did not find out where they plan to be through conversation the night before, find a high ridge in the direction that they are most likely to be headed, If possible track them from a good vantage point. (Keep in mind that many a hunters have shot there friends thinking they were a game animal)
3. Hunters are usually pretty lazy so they will not hike more that a cpl miles before they choose a spot to set up an ambush. If that place has not already been chosen. They will usually pick a spot close to the road.
4. A knowledgeable hunter will choose a spot on or near an obvious game trail. A well traveled game trail increases there chances. If there is a source of water nearby then you know they will be set up where they get a good view of the game trail as it intersects the water source.
5. It is possible to use home made track casts to give the hunter false signs. Sandy creek beds where they cross the road or trail are a great place to leave false sign because it is easy for them to see and to identify. If a hunter finds your tracks and takes the bait you will know exactly where they will be and how best to detour any possible wildlife from that spot.
6. From a high ridge several hundred yards or more from the hunters blind is recommended because the altitude advantage will give you better cover and your only chance to get a vantage point with a direct line of site. A good view of the hunter himself is unnecessary. What is important is a good spot to view the most likely avenues of entrance for wildlife. This is where your wrist rocket will come in handy. You can muffle the snap from the surgical tubing at release with a loose fabric wrap, An occasional shot across the creek from your high ridge will make the hunter believe that there is game in the area and scare off any game that may be around and it will do it in the direction which the hunter is now focused.
7. The high tech lazy hunters will have everything set up for a hunt days or even weeks in advance.
8. Always keep an eye out for tree stands you can steal the stand costing them money and comfort as well as taking away there high vantage point.
9. Keep an eye out for salt licks (used by hunters to attract game back to a certain spot regularly) take down the salt lick and spray the area with pepper spray. you can leave the salt lick for the animals in a discreet spot somewhere in the forest if you like.
10. Remove any trail timers you may find. If you are lucky the hunter will be a tech head in which case you may just score a motion sensor activated camera in its waterproof housing. Some are equipped with fleer and night vision as well. 215.00 to 350.00 a piece. These are usually a small brown, olive or camo box lashed to a tree by a belt like strap.
Items that every outdoorsman should have when traveling off trail in rough terrain both for safety and for comfort
Hiking Boots ( good ankle support, traction w/soft soul)
Several Bottles Water (Unbreakable container)
Water Purification tablets or filter
Mosquito Repellent and/or No See-um Net Suit
Sun Hat (wide brim)
Topographic Map w/Compass
Fire Starter Water Proof
Quality hiking socks Synthetic extra padding on heel & ball of foot with wide elastic band
liner socks (Thin Polypropylene wide elastic)
20ft roll of High Quality Duct Tape (will stop bleeding on bad cuts, Apply to hotspots to prevent blisters duct tape provide endless possibilities for field repairs.
Sewing Kit with heavy waxed thread and at least one large bore needle
Extra set of warm clothes/sleeping bag in a water proof pouch´┐Ż This of course has to be adjusted for time of year elevation, location and forecast
First Aid Kit!
50ft Parachord
Multipurpose pocket knife
Snake Bite Kit
Emergency Whistle
Snack food (energy bars, cereal etc..)
Sun Block
Cell Phone

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