Consolidated Dictionary & Guidelines for Backcountry Hunter dialect

Mt Al

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Outstanding, thought provoking post. POTD, did that make it? Post Of The Day? This whole thread is therapeutic.

Tagged Out? "Got into some critters, had to book it back to (insert name of town where hunter resides here) for work, so I saw a decent 4 point and tagged out, got 'er done, when home and looked forward to filling the freezer". This means the harverster (not hunter - gross) didn't get something as big as they wanted to, but still pined to tell a story of outdoor adventure coupled with some form of success.

I humbly solicit the tribunal of lexicon inclusion into the CDGBHD for these terms:

Resource (I just threw up in my mouth a little): This term is used by those who use "harvest" and are of a more philosophical nature, not-so-secretly want to be an influencer in the new "niche", have very low BMI, are bearded more often than not, snack on avocado toast, drink from a Mason jar, carry a journal, and wear non-hunting solids from tender hearted outdoor brands, but pants are almost always faded Carharts. The term variously refers to land, a region, a plant resource or a population of any class of animals or indeed multiple classes, species or whole groups of animals overwhich the harvester has some form of dominion. For backcountry hunters this will primarily refer to a population of mammalian animals the hunter wishes to harvest, but in no way "hunt".

Douche Bag: someone who, like yourself, enjoys hunting and is looking for a great place to go - then found "your" spot and got there before you did, infuriating you that anyone would have the temerity to hunt "your" spot, don't they know that they shouldn't be there and shouldn't they ask permission? They also don't look right, are friendly, hunt with non-alpha glass and aren't hard core enough.

I further humbly solicit the tribunal for a sub CDGBHD with a list of terms related to geographical features.

Gully, Draw, Cooley

Gully: a small depression more often that not vegitated, and one wonders what purpose it serves other than to hide critters and make walking more difficult.

Draw: Refers to walking up from the bottom of a small valley, could even be a cooley. The draw is used as a means of concealment from surrounding hillsides, table-land or to skyline ones self.

Cooley: A land form created by runoff but more in the prairie vs. alpine. Distinguished from other "valley"-style land froms due to: steep sides, loose dirt, sagebrush, buck brush, buzz worms, badger holes.
 

Mt Al

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extra mile: The one more mile you did vs. douche bags. "we went the extra mile and tagged out". A buddy of mine used that phrase for two full days turkey hunting a few years ago, never laughed so hard. "Yeah, I'm gunna go the extra mile to that tree and drop a deuce with my game changing ass wipe"
 
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Can someone include a clean and clear standard for what “getting into elk/deer” means? I have heard it used to mean we were within 30 yds and we saw some way over there with glass…
“Getting into” should be defined as: “when you can hear them fart.”
 

ODB

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Hunter-Conservationist: A guy who spends. 99% of his time hunting but takes pics of himself and his kills with his head down, laying hands on the animal in a penitent pose while quoting Aldo Leopold and preaching how he’s doing it for the next generation. He has tagged all of his sponsors and cohorts; there may or may not be a pic of his kid, face contorted into a passable smile, somewhere in frame; uses the word “landscape” a lot.
 

HornPorn

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I always thought a growler was what came about 20 minutes after your morning coffee.
I always thought a growler was when you blast a 4 inch gator tail of Columbian bam-bam off of a strippers butt in Vegas.

Now as for going #2, I call that a knee-knocker, or baptizing a blind seal, or taking the browns to the superbowl.
 
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"Shelter" = tent, for the uninitiated. One would think "shelter" might include anything from cave to house, but this is simply not the case.

"System" = anything that is used with something else to make them collectively work better. E.g., You wouldn't have a tripod and binos, now would ya? No sir - you are "running a glassing system".

...How does it differ from a "kit"? Great question.
 

grfox92

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The phase " going deep" needs defining.

As in: We are planning on going deep this year, both in good shape, former seals..

Mountain shape....what is that anyway.

If your in "Mountain shape" can you " Keep Hammering" and "Go Deep" ?
And if you aren't "getting into critters" you need to go "DEEPER".

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CaliWoodsman

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It’s come to my attention, thanks to an Instagram post, that you also shoot “rigs”. Just don’t shoot your rig with your rig. Also don’t run over your rig with your rig.

Bino harnesses are also rigs. Thus it’s important when stepping out of your rig to shoot your rig at a BOAL, that you first put on your rig. Some people prefer to wear their rig in their rig. Some people prefer not to wear their rig when shooting their rig. You should never shoot your rig inside your rig, obviously. Never leave your rig(s) inside your rig.

Also keep in mind that a fully loaded rig may refer to a vehicle with all the bells and whistles, a vehicle towing a significant payload, a loaded firearm, or a bino harness packed to the gills with optics and twinkies.

Will keep you posted as new definitions come to light. We’re all here to learn.

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GSPHUNTER

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It’s come to my attention, thanks to an Instagram post, that you also shoot “rigs”. Just don’t shoot your rig with your rig. Also don’t run over your rig with your rig.

Bino harnesses are also rigs. Thus it’s important when stepping out of your rig to shoot your rig at a BOAL, that you first put on your rig. Some people prefer to wear their rig in their rig. Some people prefer not to wear their rig when shooting their rig. You should never shoot your rig inside your rig, obviously. Never leave your rig(s) inside your rig.

Also keep in mind that a fully loaded rig may refer to a vehicle with all the bells and whistles, a vehicle towing a significant payload, a loaded firearm, or a bino harness packed to the gills with optics and twinkies.

Will keep you posted as new definitions come to light. We’re all here to learn.

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Those are nice rigs you have there. But I don't see your rig.
 
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