Game Update

Hello all,

Here are the notes from today’s patch.

Additions:

  • Added Electronic Caller Add-on for Grey Wolves.
  • Implemented Engraved Drilling Rifle.
  • Add ability to command dog while in prone stance.
  • Added a new interpolation camera option in the options menu(mouse options). Makes it easier to turn and aim. (off by default).
  • Added fur variation to confirm kill screen.
  • Added a feedback message for when an animal gets spooked by a Park Ranger.

Changes:

  • Slightly reduced health values of Magpie Goose.
  • You will now exit on the other side of the Park Ranger if the driver seat is obstructed.
  • Changed default resolution to 1600×900.
  • The straps for backpacks should now be more visible when wearing an arctic jacket.

Bug fixes:

  • Hopefully fixed an issue with animal features not showing or showing incorrectly(e.g. Broken Jaw).
  • Collectibles (e.g. Antler Sheds) should now always appear at the same place and look the same for all players in a multiplayer game.
  • Fixed a bug causing Magpie Goose callers to only play sounds in Piccabeen Bay.
  • Fixed an issue with water buffalos’ animation sometimes freezing in water.
  • Fixed swapped gender icons for Banteng.
  • Fixed a potential crash when a magpie goose was fetched by a retriever.

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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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Game Update

Please see below the changes that were made yesterday, the 17th December.  Apologies for the late posting of notes here, there was a hosting issue with the website that had to be resolved.

Changes: 

  • Slightly lowered the horizontal aim allowance of the Scout Bolt Action Rifles.

    Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that was sometimes preventing players from looking slightly downward when in prone.
  • Fixed issue with Dall Sheep getting stuck when spooked while climbing.
  • Naming a new dog is now possible again.
  • Pulsar Bows no longer unnecessarily reload a new arrow when holstering and unholstering or swapping weapons back and forth.
  • Water Buffalo should no longer idle in the water while spooked.
  • The inventory image for the Scout Bolt Action Rifle should now show up properly.
  • Fixed invisible scope issue for the Scout Bolt Action Rifles.

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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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Game Update

Hello Hunters,

Here are the notes from today’s patch:

Changes:

  • Localization change so the Park Ranger does not specify the need to use the inventory when requiring a refuel.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed so that the Park Ranger does not spook animals throughout the whole reserve.
  • Fixed loadout slot images and broken slots in clothing view.

Have a good week,

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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!

Free Rotation

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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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Game Updates

Hey Hunters,

Here are the notes for today’s Hotfix!

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed spooking bug for the Park Ranger so that animals are no longer spooked when at a great distance from the vehicle.
  • Fixed a bug where the Park Ranger could be placed in PB and WRR.
  • Fixed so that Pointer Dogs can now track Reindeer with Tier 3 Detection active.
  • A possible fix for dog spawning issues in multiplayer was released earlier in the week, and initial feedback is positive. Because we are unable to consistently reproduce this bug on our side, please let us know if the issue continues to be a problem. Thank you for all your bug reports to date. We now consider the issue fixed until further notice.
  • Fix to Dall Sheep horns visual bug.

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Game Update

Hello Hunters,

Here are the patch notes from today’s patch:

Additions:

  • New Vehicle – Park Ranger in 4 variants, namely, Beige, Black, Army and Stallion.
  • Added Gasoline in 3 different packs. 100, 50 and 25 unit packs. 50 unit pack is given to all members at the start of every session.

Changes:

  • Dramatically lowered spook radius for the Recurve Bows, Cable Bow and Longbow.
  • Scent Hounds that have lost their track will be able to track again from their last found clue, even if it’s not a blood clue.
  • Whitetail Deer on Whiteheart Island shouldn’t spawn everywhere.
  • Added several new settings:
    • 1. Enable Chat which hides/shows in-game chat messages.
    • 2. Vehicle Camera Auto-center which toggles the camera auto positioning itself while driving the Park Ranger.
    • Multiplayer settings to set if the vehicle can be used by everyone, the host only or just disabled entirely.
  • “Toggle minigame” in the keybind settings menu has been renamed to “Show Huntermate Apps”.
  • Moderately improved damage of the Crossbow Pistol.

Bug fixes:

  • Alt-Tab issue should be resolved so that you don’t disconnect.
  • Fixed insanely high spook radius when shooting Crossbow Pistol.
  • Fixed the inability to aim after exiting tripod while reloading.
  • Fixed Sambar and Rusa Deer walking in a straight line both while being nervous and afterwards.
  • Fixed an issue where Dall Sheep would sometimes freeze in place while idling.
  • Fixed a minor issue with Feral Goats which caused Bushrangers Run to load slower.
  • The Drilling Rifle can now be used with tripod rest.
  • Fixed radio in the Rustic Trophy Lodge.
  • Fixed being able to use the sunglasses effect even after un-equipping them.
  • Removed graveyard in Hirschfelden.

Thanks 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!

Free Rotation

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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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