The idea of a story forum is great I lost my father not so long ago, and he never hunted with me as much as I would've liked, him being a trucker, me leaving home so young and all. If I could learn what a lot of the older, or more experienced guys and gals out there have forgotten, I'd consider myself lucky, and a better hunter. To start it off I'd have to say one of the best tips I heard lately is to put a small piece of masking over the end of the barrell when going thru brush. Keeps foriegn objects out, still allows you to fire without to much change in trajectory, if you have to,but it only takes a second to remove, so that should'nt be a concern. Must be a million tips where that came from, it would be nice if there was a place to put them for all to see in one convenient location.