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Old 01-14-2020, 08:47 AM
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Over the weekend while on a late season elk hunt I found out my Primos Trigger Stix are not meant to be thrown at blue grouse in sub 30 temps even lightly😂. I liked them but are there any good options out there with less plastic? What do you guys use while hunting on the prairies snd a rest is often not available?
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:49 AM
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There are lots of aluminum sticks and I have made sticks out of wood with a leather hinge. All in however, I have never used any of them as throwing sticks so no sure which would work best for that purpose.

I have a set of each of these and a few more. All work great but I also like the Primos sticks.







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Old 01-14-2020, 11:06 AM
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Over the weekend while on a late season elk hunt I found out my Primos Trigger Stix are not meant to be thrown at blue grouse in sub 30 temps even lightly😂. I liked them but are there any good options out there with less plastic? What do you guys use while hunting on the prairies snd a rest is often not available?
Make mine out of those fiberglass electric fence sticks that have all the holes drilled in them. Put a machine screw through both, couple nuts on end,,, hockey tape up the handles and away you go,, cheap and tough.....
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:39 AM
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Bogpod tripod

Pic from yesterday. It was -29 although I didn't find any Blue Grouse to spear I was using it for a walking stick (one leg extended).


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Old 01-14-2020, 12:04 PM
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There are stronger sticks, but the Primos is so quick to use, I am sticking with them. Then again, I don't throw them.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:59 PM
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I lile my bogpod.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:05 PM
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This was stupid expensive, but got it for $160 on a price match---works great, only thing is legs need a little work to get a rough end--too smooth---wont dig into snow when sitting

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/10256...ey-tall-tripod
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:57 PM
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Trigger sticks or the shock cord type are what I typically use. Bring a sling shot or pocket rocket for the chickens.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:12 PM
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I have the longest Harris bi-pod well worth the extra weight.

I also carry a 5ft forked alder pole. Its helped me when only an offhand shot was an option, and works great as a support on rough ground.

Hard to find a nice straight one with even forks and of the right thickness though.
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:42 AM
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A few years ago, I got a good pair of adjustable cross country ski poles/walking sticks for about $5 from a liquidator store that had a small compass in the handle. I removed the compass, and screwed in a Primos rest I bought at Cabelas. Job done. Works well, and easily adjustable for height (standing or sitting).


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I just cut a couple poplar branches off one of my trees and tied them together.
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