Status Update

Hello Hunters,

I trust you are all well! We have some new content today, deployable archery targets, some new competitions and the Manly Man event!

I have not had much time this past week to get to the range, however I did manage to install my new arrow rest and I am super happy with it so far, however it is super early days. I installed it on the bow, took it to the testing room and it was shooting bullet holes straight off the bat. So I can not ask for much better than that… I think I just got super lucky to be honest!

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If you are not sure what the above image is, these are the holes made by my arrows in nothing but paper. It is used to see how straight my arrows are leaving the bow. Before I had my new rest, there were huge vertical tears in the paper as my old arrow rest was bumping the end of the arrow upwards and the arrow was flying with the fletched end, higher than the tip. After flight time, the arrow levels out thanks to the fletchings, but if you can get the arrows flying straight to start with, your results are going to be much better.

This weeks video has some very nice animals taken in it, both with bow and rifle. I think i’ll let the video speak for itself. Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Manly Man event 2019

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Today this years Manly Man Event kicks off, which will see players square off against different species of bear, in 4 different competitions that run over 5 days. Each competition runs for 5 days, which means there are 4 different competitions running at the same time. All competitions will be decided by the heaviest bear.  

Manly Man Event: The Bear of Hearts – Any male Brown Bear taken with either a Compound or Recurve bow with a heart shot (Other organs may be hit)

Manly Man Event: The Bear of Clubs – Any male Black Bear taken under 20m with any permitted ammo.

Manly Man Event: The Bear of Spades – Any unspooked male Polar Bear taken with one shot using any permitted ammo.

Manly Man Event: The Bear of Diamonds – Any male Grizzly shot with .45-70 ammo from a Treestand, Tower or Tripod Stand.

All Competitions award the following prizes:

1st place = 300 em$ and Trophy

2nd place = 200em$ and Trophy

3rd place = 100em$ and Trophy

4th – 10th place = 50em$ and Trophy

Competitions can be found in the list here.

Deployable Archery Targets

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Today Deployable Archery targets are now available for purchase. The traditional targets score from 1-10 depending on shot placement and the ‘Cubes’ are practice focused with a score of 1 being attained when you hit it anywhere. All can be used from a Shooting Mat.

Rusa Deer Competitions

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Rusa deer competitions are now in rotation.

The 5 unique competitions are:

King of the East

The highest scoring unspooked male Rusa Deer at 100% Harvest Value shot with any shotgun using slug ammunition is your competition entry. Only 1st harvest counts. Highest score wins.

The Good, The Bad & The Rusa

The combined highest score of your top 3 male Rusa Deer each shot at under 20 meters (Approx. 66 feet) using any .308 Handgun is your competition entry. No blinds, stands, towers or shooting tripod rests allowed. Highest combined score wins.

RUS-A

The lightest weighing Rusa Deer is your competition entry. Target must be walking when shot. No blinds, stands, towers or shooting tripod rests allowed. Highest score wins.

Colton Locke and the Holy Rusa

The highest scoring male Rusa Deer shot using any crossbow is your competition entry. Bones may not be hit, only organs. Highest score wins.

Rusa at the Gates

The furthest shot unspooked male Rusa Deer is your competition entry. Target must be taken down in 1 shot. Furthest shot wins.

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

Totw

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Sambar Deer, It was shot by ‘Lor45’ with a great score of 240.511. Congratulations!

Rotw

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘sanderbarboza’ for this Melanistic Bison, with a score of 52.123, congratulations!

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FSR

This week Black Bear and Grizzly Bear are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

It is Tuesday and the Status Update is out, why? Because we have a two day off sight meeting that starts tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure it still went out.

After the feedback from last week’s Status Update, I will keep adding updates about my archery and hunting when I have something to share. The main reason I add them to the start of the Updated, is not to show boat, but this is actually the hardest part to write week in and week out. So it is nice to have something to open the Status Update with.

This week I just have a few quick updates, my accuracy is getting much more consistent and I can now hit the yellows more often than not, which is a nice little confidence boost.

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I have finally tied my peep sight in properly, as I was unaware that it was not and now it does not float up and down… I know, looking back I should have known something was not right, but that’s learning!

Last night I purchased a new drop away arrow rest as, the QAD I have, has no vertical adjustment. I decided to go for a G5 C-Max, as I really like their products and they look well engineered. They are limb activated as well, which means there will be no more interference on my buss cable when the shot is released.

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This weeks video I managed to stumble across randomly, one bonus of having autoplay on while I type away. This gives a good indication of what goat hunting is like, this is however in Australia and not New Zealand. By the looks of it, I would say these goats do not get shot at a lot, but it does provide a good indication of how close you can get to them. Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Valentines Event 2019

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In case you missed it, our annual Valentines Event is now on! To find out more details you can read the official post in our forums.

Compound Bow – ‘Red Dragon’

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Tomorrow we release a bow to celebrate the Lunar New Year. I like the look of it and will be taking it out with me on my next hunt!

Sambar Deer Competitions

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Also released this week into the competition rotation are Sambar Deer Competitions! Whether you love Sambar or hate them, I am sure these will provide a good challenge.

The 5 unique missions are:

The Slothful Stag

The closest shot unspooked male Sambar Deer with any permitted muzzleloader/muzzleloader pistol is your competition entry. Target must be standing idle when shot. Closest shot wins.

Immaculate Antlers

The combined highest score of your top 3 male Sambar Deer each at 100% Harvest Value is your competition entry. The skull may not be hit. Highest combined score wins.

The Proud Stag

The highest scoring Sambar Deer taken down with 1 shot while you are in a standing position is your competition entry. Target must be shot in the heart. Other organs may be hit. Highest score wins.

Call of the Jungle

The average score of your top 3 unspooked, male Sambar Deer each shot under 40 meters (Approx. 131 feet) while using any compound bow/recurve bow is your competition entry. Targets must be shot from a treestand. Highest average score wins.

The Gluttonous Stag

The highest weighing male Sambar Deer taken down with 1 shot using any permitted shotgun is your competition entry. Intestines may not be hit. Heaviest weight wins.

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

Totw

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this awesome photo of this Pheasant, what a great pose! It was shot by ‘SSepsuu’ with a great score of 29.003. Congratulations!

Rotw

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘ARMAGEDON187’ for this Melanistic Coyote, with a score of 36.87, congratulations!

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FSR

This week Snowshoe Hare and Cottontail Rabbits are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How are you this week? This week I am going to ask you if you actually enjoy reading about my archery progression and hunting adventures? As I was thinking last night, perhaps it is a drag to read and you are just here for the game news? So please let me know in the comments, no offense will be taken, I thought I should just give you guys a say in it all.

This weeks video is something that one of my rifle friends showed me, he likes to give me stick about converting to archery, so in jest he suggested I could use one of these. Pretty impressive bit of gear, however for me it’s kinda like driving one of those three wheeled motorbikes. Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Doc Themed Event

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Well, either you guys didn’t like the wolves, or the prizes were good enough to tempt even the wolf lovers to participate! Either way, good stuff and it was awesome to see the community come together to achieve a common goal! There will be other events along the same lines coming up in the not to distant future. However they will have much harder goals!

We originally announced this week that the event would come to an end early. We did this with good intentions, as we had more events ready to go and were excited to be able to provide an action packed month. We are sorry to the people that we unintentionally infuriated, the event will stay open the original time frame so everyone has a chance to harvest their 25 wolves.

Magpie Goose Missions

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Today we release Magpie Goose missions, it is a super fun and challenging mission pack, that I am sure you will enjoy! Good luck!

Update About Memberships and Business Model

Yesterday we announced that we are revising the business model for theHunter: Classic. Make sure you head over to our forum and have a read!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

Totw

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this great photo of a Sitka Deer! It was shot by ‘Tanngnjostr’ with a great score of 112.833! A very nice trophy pose, congrats!

rotw

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘InstinctiveArcher’ for this Albino Grey Wolf, with a score of 14.37, congratulations, a rare wolf is very nice!

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FSR

This week Water Buffalo and Banteng are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Well, it feels like forever since I wrote the last one of these, well seven weeks to be precise! I had an absolute blast back in New Zealand and Australia. I also put my bow to good use and managed to get some blood on a few arrows, in total I took four goats, two rabbits and two hares with the bow. I have some videos from my hunts, sadly the days I did decide to record, I saw animals but didn’t manage to down any, but it will give you a good idea of where I grew up and the terrain I am use to hunting in. I need to edit it them all together, once I am happy with it, i’ll upload it to YouTube. But if you want to read a write up about my hunts and see the animals I bagged, you can have a little read here. I don’t know if I will ever pick up a rifle again, I just don’t think pulling the trigger will ever meet the adrenaline rush, or sense of achievement that bow hunting has shown me. The only problem now, I have a huge itch that I can not scratch over here in Sweden, so I am starting to put together some plans for hunting next season… in another country!

This weeks video came out a little over a month ago and features Joe Rogan and John Dudley. It’s a shorter video and I think Joe gets a little bit too Joe on it, but credit where credit is due, he pulls off a nice shot and it is still a good video! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Doc Themed Event

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“Howdy Hunters!

Doc here, I have heard reports about the wolf population in Timbergold’s starting to get out of hand, so I went and took a look myself, you guys were not kidding! They need thinning out a little, not only for the benefit of the other species in the area, but to insure we do not get a disease outbreak amongst the packs. So I am reaching out to all hunters in the EHR for your help to bring the population back inline. As a collective community I need you to shoot every damn wolf you see, bring their tails in as proof and as the population comes down, you will all be rewarded in stages, with some great prizes. To make things a bit easier for you all, I have had some sound technicians put together a new E-call that attracts wolves! Good luck to you all and thanks in advance.”

You read that right hunters, it is time to do something about the wolf population once and for all. Collectively as a community if you manage to meet the goals Doc has set, not only will you be rewarded with some great prizes, but the wolf population will be reduced in Timbergold Trails, FOR GOOD!

There is now a new E-Call that can be purchased in the store and when used in conjunction with the “Shockwave’ Electronic caller it can be used to call in wolves. This should make things easier and I would imagine ambushing them as a team, would be a good way to thin those packs out!

The goals that Doc has set out and the rewards are as follows:

Milestones: Required Harvests: Prize:
Grey Wolf – Legend 50 000 Harvests .270 Bolt Action Rifle (Grey Wolf) + 2 Towers
Grey Wolf – Elite 40 000 Harvests Happy Camper Tent (Fall Camo)
Grey Wolf – Expert 30 000 Harvests Tree Stand (Basic Camo)
Grey Wolf – Trained 20 000 Harvests Hunting Backpack (Fall Forest) + Medkit (10)
Grey Wolf – Novice 10 000 Harvests Camping Supplies (15) + Scent Eliminator Mini

Depending what Milestone you reach, will determine on how much the wolf population will be reduced by. If you manage to meet the Legend tier, the population will be reduced by half, for good! As the Milestones are reached, wolves will disappear from the banner in the launcher, which can also be clicked on to read more information. There is also a visual counter that can be found in the top right of the launcher.

To qualify for the prizes you must harvest at least 25 wolves, Doc doesn’t like freeloaders!

Good luck all and have fun!

New Engraved Drilling Combination Gun

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You can now buy the new engraved Drilling Rifle. If you are a hunter that likes their guns to be a little more detailed, this is for you! Take a look.

Bobcat Competitions

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Today we also release Bobcat missions into the competition rotation.

As well as the usual, highest scoring and biggest Bobcat comps, there are 5 unique ones:

Pounce to my Level

The average score of your top 3 Bobcat harvests is your competition entry. Targets must be shot at over 50 meters (Approx. 164 feet) and with only one shot. Highest average score wins.

Call the Paw-lease

The heaviest weighing unspooked Bobcat shot with a .223 Semi-Automatic Rifle from a Tower, Treestand, Ground Blind, Tripodstand or Shooting Tripod Rest is your competition entry.

Nothing Purr-sonal

The highest scoring unspooked Bobcat shot with a .50 Cap Lock Muzzleloader at under 25 meters (Approx. 82 feet) is your competition entry. Target must be shot in the heart or lungs only.

Absolute Mew-nimum

The closest shot Bobcat with a weight of 15 kg (Approx. 33 lbs) shot using any .357 Revolver without a scope is your competition entry. Stands, Towers, Blinds and Shooting Tripod Rests are not allowed.

Lion King

The highest scoring male Bobcat amongst your first 5 harvests is your competition entry. Harvests afterwards will not count. Shotguns only, 100% Harvest Value required.

Lock&Learn

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Make sure you tune in tomorrow, I will be doing my best to lower the wolf numbers in Timbergold Trails and giving the new E-caller a try. www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds , 4pm, see you then!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

Totw

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this great photo of a Grey Wolf! It was shot by ‘Trelek1988’ and scored 16.339! A unique trophy pose and a very themey for this week, well done!!

rotw

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Schlachtwolf’ for this Albino Bobcat, with a score of 6.456, congratulations, a very nice Trophy!

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FSR

This week Bobcat and Grey Wolf are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hi all and welcome to this week’s Status Update!

A short and sweet one today as it’s all-go here in the office, but you’ll have one from TK to look forward to next day (if he’s up for writing one already on his first day back! hehe).

So, on we go!

Rusa Deer Missions
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As promised, we continue to flesh out our mission packs, this time on Piccabeen bay. Grab your water flask and best warm-weather gear and enjoy some warmer weather whilst it’s still so cold outside! These missions are available for play now.

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Another reminder that weekly sales now run Wednesday through Sunday, so you have even more time to snag a bargain. This week, of course, the offers are focused on useful equipment for hunting Rusa.

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And the last appearance from the Rusa this week, in this week’s free species rotation! If you’re still in a warm-weather mood after ticking off all of the competitions then why not head to Bushranger’s Run for some Red Kangaroo?

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Big congrats to lazygirl5 for this monster of a Blacktail. Considering that Black Bear was the aim of the hunt at the time it goes to show you should always keep your eyes open for what else may appear!

Rare of the Week
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This week’s Rare of the Week nod goes to ARMAGEDON187 for this lovely leucistic Canada Goose, great work with the trophy shot!

Again, TK is back in the building next week, so be sure to give him a warm welcome! Before then, you’ll catch me on stream tomorrow trying my hand at some Rusa Deer missions.  Let’s hope it goes better than my competition endeavours last week…

Cheers!

Graham and the rest of theHunter Classic team.

 

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Status Update

Hi all!

Welcome to our first “proper” Status Update of 2019! We of course had some information out last week, but this is the first one in our traditional format.

We’ve starting slipping some real-world hunting footage into our Status Updates of late, and hopefully an opportunity to learn from someone else’s mistake (this kind of mistake it’s generally safer for someone else to do the learning for you!). REAL LIFE HUNT FOOTAGE, Do not click unless you wish to see this type of content: WATCH

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This subtle, refined, and very stylish, variant of the 9.3x74R O/U is available for purchase now, look for it in the store now! Tune in to tomorrow’s stream to be in with a chance of potentially getting your hands on one.

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Big thanks to Andhii for helping us put together this exciting bundle of Ptarmigan competitions.  The first of these new competitions will go live today; and then continue to be rolled out, one every other day, over the next week. In conjunction with this we’ll also have all Ptarmigan types as our free species this week.

Keep your eyes open for several other new species receiving competition packs in the coming weeks!

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As per above, this week’s free rotation is all about Ptarmigan of all types, so our guests are welcome to get out there and get competitive!

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A special entry regarding sales today (which coincidentally are ALSO all about Ptarmigan!).  From today all sales will be running Wednesday through to Monday, so be sure to take a peek at our sales section of our store page a little earlier from now on.

Game Update

Today also sees various bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements landing in the EHR as well as cleaning up the last bits from our Holiday Event (looking at you Rudolph!).

Additions:

  • Added 9.3x74R Engraved O/U Break Action Rifle

Changes:

  • Removed Rudolph population.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed ptarmigan scoring issues in multiplayer.
  • Wolves now lay down when shot in the spine, instead of just standing still.
  • Fixed a multiplayer issue where players who had certain items equipped would not synchronize their animations to other players.
  • Waterfowls will no longer sink through the water and then slowly come back up again.
  • The feedback message that shows up when you try to place a Scout Bolt Action Rifle on too steep ground will no longer show up for other players in a multiplayer session.

Trophy of the Week
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This week’s Trophy of the Week goes to LimJahey.  A little shy of the top 100, but still a beautiful Blacktail all the same, congratulations!

Rare of the Week
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Rare of the week goes to IanBiel (with a little help from their friend KBCAO) for this gorgeous piebald deer. Well done!

And that about wraps up our Status Update this week, don’t forget to tune in to tomorrow’s stream!

/Graham and theHunter Classic Team

 

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Status Update – 12th December 2018

Hello Hunters!

As some of you may know Mat is currently en route to New Zealand to enjoy some (much deserved) extended time off with his new addition to the family, as such I’m filling in for him over the next 6 weeks. This will also in fact be our last Status Update, as well as Trophy/Rare of the week, until the New Year as next week most of the Devs will power-down their computers and go and spend time with friends and family over the upcoming holidays. Holidays or no I’ll still be holding half an eye to all of our channels though, so can be reached if needed, fear not. It should also be mentioned that this week’s stream (tomorrow) will be our last until the New Year as well., normal service should be resumed around the second week of January!

Unfortunately I have no exciting pictures of archery progression as with TK’s status update last week, I just got back from two weeks away in the Caribbean so my bow went on the shelf for a bit. As much fun as it sounds I doubt the use of compound bows is accepted on cruise ships! 😉

7mm-08 Scout Bolt Action Rifle

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This week’s big bit of news, and our last “proper” update before the holidays is in my mind a great one, the new Scout rifle! This is another “advanced rifle” and offers some nice perks with it’s dual ammunition options as well as retractable bipod, and it was of course released in a caliber chosen by you, the community!  I’m pretty certain it’ll be a favourite for a lot of you now that it’s available for use in the EHR.

IMPORTANT – There are two variations available, the “Standard” version or the “Elite”. As well as the differing aesthetics the Elite version comes with an upgraded magazine size, 10 rounds instead of 5, and is only available for a LIMITED time. It will be given away as a prize for our Holiday promotion or on general sale up until the 20th of December only. Be sure to grab one before then to avoid disappointment!

Holiday Event

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As I just mentioned it I should take the opportunity to remind everybody that it’s currently ongoing., our Holiday Event!  With plenty of activities to take part in, and plenty of goodies to be won, now truly IS “the most wonderful time of the year”.

Park Ranger Competition Winners

Winners have been chosen, and for your viewing pleasure posted below.  Big congrats to RegimentsTyp2, JaggyBunnet and OrLoko (in order of images posted below) for all picking up a snazzy special variation of the new Park Ranger 4×4!

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Trophy of the Week

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This week the congrats go to ‘Der_Jo’ for this HUGE Moose, scoring 241.173, very well done! Congratulations, 500em$ coming your way.

Rare of the Week

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As we mentioned in the past, photo composition can count for a lot in our Trophy/Rare of the Week comps, and this one definitely gets bonus points fo ingenuity. 😉 With a beautiful albino Blacktail draped across the bonnet of the Park Ranger as if it were in a car advert, this weeks prize goes to Ardillamente. Job well done!

Free Rotation

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This week Bison and Dall Sheep are free to hunt, good luck!

As ever, thanks for reading! We look forward to picking up where we left off in the New Year!

/Graham and the rest of the ‘Classic team.

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How is everyone this week? What a difference one week of practice has made to my shooting. I have found a nice reliable anchor point, and I am now just working on getting my bow sighted in properly… nearly ready to go after some animals I think, more on that later!

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This weeks video is slightly different, ever wondered how to make your own European skull mount? Here, Dirk “The Bugler’ shows us how! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

The Holiday Event 2018

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As I am sure most of you have seen, our annual Holiday Event is now underway. This year’s event we have 11 missions and 10 competitions, that alternate every other day.

Missions can be completed up until the 21st of December, but like previously mentioned a new one is added to the pack every two days.

If you are a Mission guru, you should like this years missions. They feature characters from older mission packs and have some great little stories to go along with them. Each mission you complete will gift you 20,000 Present$, completing all 11 will give you a total of 220,000 Present$, more about the Present$ Points later!

The Competitions are centered around the same theme as the Mission that came the day before it, but generally much more challenging. Each Competition runs for 48 hours, finishing just as the new one starts!

Prizes for the competitions look like this:

  • 1st Place: 300 em$ and a Trophy
  • 2nd Place: 200em$ and a Trophy
  • 3rd Place: 100em$ and a Trophy
  • 4th-10th Place: 50em$ and a Trophy

Completing a competition will also award the hunter 20,000 Present$ points.

The Holiday Event

This year Santa has dropped Presents all over the EHR and if you find them, you can pick them up to collect Present$! The more Present$ you collect, the more in game prizes you are rewarded. This is how the prize pool looks:

  • 1st Place:Trophy + 12 mo Membership + Elite Scout Gun
  • 2nd Place: Trophy + 6 mo Membership + Elite Scout Gun
  • 3rd Place: Trophy + 3 mo Membership + Elite Scout Gun
  • 4th – 10th Place: Hunting Tower (Bare Wood) + 700 em$ + Trophy
  • 800 000 Present$: Legendary Holiday Gift Bundle + Trophy
  • 500 000 Present$: Epic Holiday Gift Bundle + Trophy
  • 300 000 Present$: Brilliant Holiday Gift Bundle + Trophy
  • 225 000 Present$: Trophy + 50 Camping Supplies
  • 150 000 Present$: Trophy + 50 Scent Eliminator
  • 75 000 Present$: Trophy

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It is worth noting that the Elite Scout, is the ‘Premium’ version of the Scout that everyone has been voting on and different to the variation that will initially be for sale.

If you want the bundles, but collecting Present$ are not your thing:

  • The Brilliant Bundle can be purchased and viewed here in the store.
  • The Epic Bundle can be purchased and viewed here in the store.
  • The Legendary Bundle can be purchased and viewed here in the store.

You can get Present$ by doing the following:

  • Participating in any of the competitions with an entry will reward 20 000 Present$.
  • Finishing a mission will grant 20 000 Present$.
  • Shooting any land animal will reward 250 Present$.
  • Shooting any airborne animal will reward 100 Present$.
  • Picking up a Green Present collectable will earn 1 – 100 Present$.
  • Picking up a Blue Present collectable will earn 5 – 100 Present$.
  • Picking up a Red Present collectable will earn 20 – 100 Present$
  • Picking up a Purple Present collectable will earn 50 – 100 Present$.
  • Picking up a Silver Present collectable will earn 100 – 1 000 Present$.
  • Picking up a Golden Present collectable will earn 1 000 Present$.

 

We have frozen Christmas time (Time will always be 18:00) and decked the halls in Hemmeldal. It has some nice Christmas decorations placed

around the reserve… as well as Rudolph, so keep an eye on those Reindeer noses!

If you are feeling extra Festive, you can purchase yourself a;

Santa Hat

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Santa Beard

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Or a 8×57 IS Anschütz 1780 D FL(Holidays 2018 Edition)

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There are Daily sales and a Doc’s Shed Extravaganza, where the doors to the shed are open and hand picked items will be purchasable for the whole of December. Just to clarify, sales continue until the 31st of December!

Park Ranger Photo Competition

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So, would you like the chance to win this rare Park Ranger variation?

All we want from you, is a nice screen shot of the Park Ranger, posed as if it were in a car advertisement! Post it into our forum, in this thread here.

Photos cannot be altered using any editing software, but feel free to add any text that you think might help to ‘sell it’. Three of these variations can be won, competition closes Monday the 10th of December, 9am CET and the winners will be selected shortly after that.

Calibre Competition

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We had 174 hunters enter the competition for this rifle, but only three can win!

It gives me great pleasure to announce CalHunter, Uhtredson and Gravenslund as the winners! You have until Friday to send me a message in the forum, so I can get you sorted. If a prize is not claimed I will run the random number generator again, so make sure you guys get in touch with me!

Christmas Break

As of next Tuesday, I will be on Dad leave for 6 weeks, we are traveling down to New Zealand for Christmas, so all my family can meet our new arrival. I am looking forward to some good quality family time! Hopefully I will manage to get some fishing and hunting in there as well, if I have any luck I will add the pictures to Discord and The Great Outdoors thread in the forums. Until I return, Graham will be the man to go to until I get back.

Closer to Christmas, staff will be taking some days off, however, as per usual, there will always be someone here to keep the ship on course. If you do have any issues, your best bet is still to either send an email to [email protected] or check the forums.

Thanks for a fantastic year everyone, and I wish you and all your family’s the best, whatever this time of the year means to you!

See you next year!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HILARIOUS photo of a Lynx! It was shot by ‘Ardillamente’ and scored 10.842! This made me spit my coffee out a little bit on Monday morning, too funny!!

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Trelek1988’ for this Albino Moose, with a score of 157.267, congratulations! A very nice Trophy!

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This week Moose and Wild Boar are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

The temperatures have plummeted here now, and that rain that I talked about a few weeks back, has turned to a light sprinkling of snow. I have been practicing as much as I can with my new bow and starting to feel smoother, more comfortable and starting to get better groupings. This was one of the three targets I was shooting at last night and about ⅓ the way through, I decided to just focus this one, so I could better see where my groupings were going, this was at 20yards/18m. One of the instructors thinks I should get a longer stabiliser, as I just have the small factory one on it.

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I am still watching ‘The Land of the Free” series, after last week’s video I will try and keep them a little less controversial. I was trying to show that it depends on what you are using and how you use it. Any weapon used correctly can be ethical and any weapon not used properly can be unethical! This weeks video is a bit of an eye opener… shooting ducks mid air with a bow, i’ll let the video do the talking, enjoy! Remember this shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

The ‘Park Ranger’

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Today, after nearly 10 years of theHunter: Classic, we introduce the first form of motorised transport the ‘Park Ranger’!

So, what do you need to know?

The Park Ranger comes in three different colour variations, which can either be purchased in a bundle or separately. We do have one more skin that we have decided to make a little more exclusive, ‘The Stallion’. This can be acquired by either winning competitions where it is offered as a prize, or purchasing a 6 month membership license.

For one week only, as a special release offer, you can obtain one of ‘The Stallion’ Park Ranger variations by purchasing a 6 month membership. This offer runs up to and including Wednesday the 5th of December.

The Park Ranger needs fuel to run, but if you are a member, you get 50 units of fuel free each time you start a hunt. If you do not have a membership, or want to drive for extended periods of time, you can purchase fuel in the store.

It can not be damaged or get flat tires. If you have a little disagreement with gravity while driving it, or submerge it under water, you will be injured and forced to fast travel back to a tent or lodge.

If you press ‘J’ you can access the Vehicle Menu which will give you three options. ‘Tow Vehicle’, ‘Locate Vehicle’ and ‘Lock Passenger Seat’. If you manage to get it stuck you can use the ‘Tow Vehicle’ option, it gets returned to your backpack and can be re-deployed on a nearby road. If you can not remember where you left your vehicle, you can use the ‘Locate Vehicle’ function, which will make the Park Rangers horn sound, this will not spook any animals. The final option ‘Lock Passenger Seat’, is used to keep unwanted players from getting in your vehicle.

This leads us nicely into how they work in multiplayer. As the host of a multiplayer game, you can select if you want them in your map or not. This is done in the options when creating the game. There is a limit of two Park Rangers in any multiplayer game.

If you spook an animal while driving, you will need to wait until it has calmed down before shooting it, any animals shot while spooked from the Park Ranger will be registered as an unethical harvest and you will get a letter from Doc. When spotting an animal, if it is still spooked from the vehicle, you will get notified at the bottom of the spotting information. Pressing ‘H’ while driving will honk the horn and this WILL spook animals.

The Park Ranger will not be able to be used if you have a competition activated.

Park Ranger Photo Competition

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So, would you like the chance to win this rare Park Ranger variation?

All we want from you, is a nice screen shot of the Park Ranger, posed as if it were in a car advertisement! Post it into our forum, in this thread here.

Photos cannot be altered using any editing software, but feel free to add any text that you think might help to ‘sell it’. Three of these variations can be won, competition closes Monday the 10th of December, 9am CET and the winners will be selected shortly after that.

Calibre Competition

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Well the voting has ended and with over twice as many votes as any other calibre, the new rifle is going to be chambered in 7mm-08!

We have some more news as well, this rifle will be released with two different ammo loads and you can expect a wider ethical list.

Holiday Event 2018

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Tomorrow our 2018 Holiday Event starts, more details will be released in our forums tomorrow, so make sure you head over to check it all out!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Rocky Mountain Elk! It was shot by ‘Rosete’ and scored a massive 427.795! Look at the size of those tines! If you are not sure what many consider a trophy Rocky Mountain Elk, it is any that score over the 380 mark!

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Gostwind’ for this Leucistic Rocky Mountain Elk, it made the Super Rare Gallery with a score of 374.33, congratulations! A very nice Trophy!

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This week Blacktail Deer and Black Bear are free to hunt, Red Feather Falls is going to be busy, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Well, we shot three Roe Deer in the weekend amongst the hunting team, however all I saw, was birds! It was such a nice day out and great to be out in the wilderness, so I am far from complaining! Here is my viewpoint, from the first location:

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This week I am still deep into ‘The Land of the Free” series, but I did get funneled to this video which I found interesting. Hunting Black Bears with spears, after watching it and when a spear is used like this, there is no question in my mind that they are ethical. I guess it’s like any weapon though, you have to use them correctly! Remember this shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Thanksgiving 2018

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Thanksgiving 2018 is underway! This year we have tiered Turkey Competitions and a nice Mission pack.

The Competition is “Turkey Overload” and the average score of your five top scoring Turkeys is your competition entry!

Each tier awards the top 10 players, so there is a good chance at getting some prizes.

All week long, there is also 2x XP for all animal tracking and spotting, so if hunting Turkeys is not your thing, you still benefit!

The event wraps up 0300 CET, Monday the 26th of November, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Calibre Competition (Skip if you read last week)

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SOME SUPER IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ!!!!!

So originally we had 4 options to vote from, and one of them was the 7mm, which would have been the same 7mm ammo that is in game at the moment. However, the 7mm option was removed and replaced with a 7mm-08 round, which IS NOT THE SAME as the 7mm round that is in game currently. We have reset the poll, to make sure the votes are still accurate and we have also left the poll open, which means you can change your vote. The 7mm-08 round, would be completely new in game and have a different ethical species list, compared to the 7mm. The list is not finalised yet, but if it is the winning calibre, it will either have a light grain round and be ethical from Fox to Red Deer (maybe Rocky Mountain Elk, but not Roosevelt, due to the size difference). Or if it has a heavier grain bullet, it would be ethical from Coyote to Elk.

Now if you are wondering what all this is about, In December we have our next ‘Advanced Firearm’ coming out, ‘The Scout’. This rifle will feature a folding bipod that is built into the front of the stock and deploys when the player goes prone. While prone it will provide extra stability, but to balance that out and add to the realism, the side to side movement will be a little more restricted.

So what is the competition and why are we mentioning this rifle so early if it is not due out till December? We want you as the community to select which calibre it should come out in, to vote, head over to our forums and select one of 4 options. If you leave a comment with a brief description as to why you picked the calibre, that will enter you into the draw to win one of three ‘Scouts’, when they do get released! Pretty sweet deal right?

Vehicle Reveal

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Make sure you join myself and Graham tomorrow on stream, as we will be turning the key on the new Vehicle! www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds 4pm CET!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Brown Bear! It was shot by ‘Dilaj’ and scored 28.858! Great use of camera angles and hunter position, to really make this look big! If you are not sure what many consider a trophy Brown Bear, it is any that score over the 27 mark!

ROTW

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Oskar4358’ for this Bald Leucistic Canada Goose, congratulations! A very nice Trophy shot.

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This week Turkey and Roe Deer are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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