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    in reply to: Some photos #1556080
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    Quote by: JacobLucas

    what a settings a camera you used?

    Using a Nikon Coolpix L32 that I can carry in my top coat pocket when out and about. I often use a blue tint Cross Process setting when it is bright out so the sky actually looks blue rather than white. It also adds some definition to the clouds.

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    I have on accident made syrup from not adding enough pectin to some jelly and made syrup 🙄 😀

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    Quote by: Brad+Phillips

    Great pics as usual 😀 Beautiful out, set a few coon traps and did some coon calling.

    170 gr. cast out of a .30-30, good coon medicine. 😀

    30-30 on coon should be enough? 😆 I am carrying 2 slugs, 3 #00 buckshot, and some magnum #4 shot on that butt stock sleeve in case I encounter a yote while out picking on small game. On my .410 I started carrying a couple slugs, some of those NSI 4 Buck (4 x #0000), and some 3″ 4 shot.

    I think I seen 3 or 4 dead coons on my road trip yesterday, one of them looked to be in pretty good shape.

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    I am just out dated these days Brad. The last time I bought a lot of 12 gauge shells, many years ago, Shopko advertised Remington game loads at $3.49 bx. I went and checked them out and they were high brass 4 and 6 shot pheasant loads, needless to say I bought several cases, still have some.

    As far as dram load, I noticed these winnies have no dram measurement. I also read somewhere that if you see “max dram” that really doesn’t mean much as there is no standard to what max is, as it will vary company to company.

    I do know, whenever I stumble on any shells in the $3.50 to $4 range, I tend to buy them, as those days are disappearing quickly.. did buy a case of 7 1/2’s 20 gauge game loads before dove for $34.90, and I managed to shoot 24 rounds this dove season!

    I still have a couple boxes of Super X “Duck and Pheasant” 4 shot!

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    These are lead #6 shot “low brass”, as I mentioned at the beginning of the thread, not steel. They were $5.49 bx/25, and I was curious of others thoughts compared to the “high brass” version which is only slightly faster, slightly more shot, but quite a bit more expensive.

    Thanks

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    Thanks guys for your thoughts. I am hoping Sunday to throw one of these shells against a piece of 4×4 cardboard I have with my old single. It’s a full choke 30″ barrel, so thinking of setting the cardboard between 35 to 40 yards so I can see the pattern.

    I could probably go a little further, but 40 yards and less is my comfort zone.

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    I did squirrel/rabbit “hunting” this morning in the cold temps. Didn’t see anything other than an army of tracks! Didn’t hear any shots the 2 hours I was out.

    Seems like it takes me about an hour to get acclimated, then as long as I am not in the wind, the cold temps, when properly dressed are ok, but coming out of the timber into the sun is always nice too!

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    Perhaps they were learning, we all learn how to play the wind as we hunt through the years. Non of us started out with “all knowledge”. Hope they got a bird or two, what a great sport!

    Hope all is well

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    Quote by: TrapCyclone

    Do you cook the meat bone-in and then pull the meat or cut it off the squirrel before cooking?

    Cooking on the bone. The little ribs actually cook enough in the crock pot, where if you miss one, they are edible like canned salmon bones.

    Quote by: huntingirl

    Any specific kind of spices? I think I may give this a try I’m always looking for ways to use wild game. Wonder how goose or duck would taste in a stew…

    I used homemade broth from some chicken we cooked, with salt and pepper, but I bet there are better options. I have cooked duck and goose in a tomato sauce with good luck in the past. I think the acid in the tomatoes helps tenderize the meat some.

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    Quote by: TeamAsgrow

    I can’t eat too much any more…I get a little jumpy and act squirelly

    😀

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    Very nice! Congrats!

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    I still hunted the parameter of this unpicked corn field, kind of a mix of scrub trees, hardwood, and some old growth trees. I did flush two doves out of the corn, but didn’t shoot, I would have had a tough time finding them in the corn. A couple deer were flushed as well.

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    I think my wife bought a seed packet at Walmart. Very low maintenance plant, butterflies, hummingbirds, and bumble bees can’t get enough of them.

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    Quote by: TeamAsgrow

    Here is my take on wild game cookery. Yes jerk and poppers are great. If that gets you to eat what you shoot, great. I like to let the game animal shine. I prepare it so it is the centerpiece flavor, not covered up with other heavy flavors to mask what it tastes like. Proper cooking methods to the correct temp help immensely. Recipes by Steven Rinella and Hank Shaw seem to exemplify this through process. I encourage all to explore some recipes beyond just adding a piece of meat to a dish to get rid of the game, celebrate it’s flavor.

    End of rant, flame me

    Haha! Don’t mind or care one way or the other, I am just happy as heck to get the chance to hunt and harvest some game! Experimenting with cooking game is a lot of fun too!

    Ask me what my favorite beer is, and I will tell you “cold”! 😆

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    thought I would try it, what the heck – tastes delicious! Pieces of course were simply filleted off of each side of the breast, then I used a meat mallet (smooth side) to flatten out.

    Soy sauce
    Worcester sauce
    Liquid smoke
    Brown sugar

    marinate over night, I pat dry and then heavy with fresh ground black pepper. Into the dehydrator until desired dryness, easy and tasty!

    What was the thickness would you say of what you were filleting off, prior to flattening?

    Not very thick to begin with, but I didn’t measure them. You could probably dry as is if one wanted to.

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    nice haul, beautiful photo!

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    If you would like them whole, open them up and place on a smokey grill for a spell, then throw in a covered dish in the oven on low heat, best with your favorite BBQ sauce! I love eating rabbits and squirrel, good stuff!

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    Quote by: kenhump

    Maybe the Savage 24 will get exercised frog. 😉

    What was that one a 20 over 22? Several years ago my friend! Did finally find a bolt assembly for that old Rem 33 .22, rifle cost me $7.50 at an estate sale, bolt was $108 delivered! Oh well, its a good rifle, $115 isn’t terrible for an old working gun.

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    Managed a case of clay and field 20 7 1/2s for $39, did a little scouting, and looking forward to hopefully get a few shots and birds!

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    Quote by: Oldbear

    Don’t be talking bad about them Bullheads Ken. Wish I could find them now like I did when young.

    They are still out there!

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