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    I’ve tried several smokers over the last 40 years or so. Never did like propane or any gas set up. Real BBQ requires meat being cooked over wood so it’s charcoal for me. I have a pit barrel cooker although I don’t have tons of experience with it yet, but it’s great for ribs. Still, I believe the Weber Smokey Mountain smoker to be the best of the bunch. You know, pork butts are pretty easy and can be great off just about any decent smoker. I’ve done several that turned out great on a Weber grill with a Smokenator on it (another good option that is inexpensive). But, take a brisket. Kinda’ tricky to get it right. The best brisket I’ve ever eaten came off my Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker. Quite a few other people told me the same thing. I love smoking and eating smoked meat and the only thing negative I can think of is the price of the cuts of meat. A good informative website for smoking meats is AmazingRibs.com. Good luck to you and enjoy!

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    I don’t have a lot off experience but I have done it and will share what I observed. Went to Cook Inlet, Alaska this past May to fish halibut and salmon. Water depth ranged from 30′ to about 70. I thought it somewhat similar to catfishing. Anchor (though they used a special anchor) and fish deadbait on bottom. Chunks of octopus and dead herring were the menu. Bites felt like bluegills nibbling at first and then, WHAM! They’d slam it. They used heavy sea tackle but I’d like to try it with muskie tackle. You were allowed to keep 1 fish a day at that time. I shipped home 88 lbs of halibut with my biggest kept fish of 58lbs, along with several in the 30 to 40 lb range. I caught one the last day that the captain said was about 100lbs but I chose to release it. King of Kings Charter out of Homer, Alaska. Cheaper than most Canadian Lodges I visit!

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    Just a FYI. Those convicted in Canada of DUI cannot enter the USA either. It is a 2 way street.

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    I don’t bow fish so I cannot offer anything on the boat, but I have bought several new boats and have a suggestion on motor size. Go with the largest motor recommended for that particular boat. You don’t want to be under powered, especially on those large bodies of water you mentioned.

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    To all the guys who doubted this guy, how do you feel now? I’ve yet to see anyone post, “Hey, sorry I doubted you, kid.” And to the young man who found this, you do whatever you want with these racks as long as it is legal. If you need to sell them to outfit yourself for archery, so be it. And while you’re at it, give thanks to the Almighty for delivering these to you so you could get set up!

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    As a staff writer for Esox Angler, I visited many camps in the North and Reindeer was one of them. We stayed with Lawrence Bay and the accommodations were fine. Fishing was good and we landed some big pike. I was there to promote pike fishing so we didn’t fish walleyes much but every once in awhile we’d spot a school of ‘eyes swimming by and they eagerly hit our lures. I believe our biggest pike was 47″ on that trip and I saw a couple I though might be bigger. I’ve been a lot of places chasing big pike and feel qualified to say that there is nowhere on earth that 50″ pike are common. There is a heck of a lot of good water in Saskatchewan!

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    Saw a video on you tube on removing rust from a gun using a copper penny. Might be worth a look.

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    in reply to: Vexilar Battery #1573794

    have a Vex FL8 that has some age to it. I use a good motorcycle battery (Interstate I believe) and it lasts quite awhile before I need to recharge. Here’s wishing you and all a Merry Christmas!

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    I never have minded increases in hunting and fishing licenses. At least I can see where some of the money goes to. I grew up here in the 50’s and things are so much better now. I never saw a deer until I was an adult and turkeys were nonexistent, at least in Jasper county. And there were no smallmouth bass in the Skunk river! When I see improvements like this I’m happy to pay up.

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    I know exactly how you feel Hunting girl. I went on a fishing trip to Saskatchewan in July and returned with a broken tailbone. Talk about a pain in the a##! Had to cancel a 2 week trip to the arctic because of it and now cannot sit in my blind (with comfortable chair) long enough to hunt. I also had a knee replacement a few years back and that ain’t no picnic either. I wish you all the best with that.

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    I shoot mechanicals in my crossbow. As you probably already know, the state of Iowa requires you shoot 3 bladed broadheads. 10 Point recommended NAP Killzones and they shoot very well. I’ve also shot 3 bladed Rage and they shot well too. Both broadheads weighed in at 100 grains. You don’t need them any heavier.

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    What a monster! And he nearly missed the strike. A lucky angler indeed. And a true sportsman for releasing this beauty!

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    That 2330 is one of the finest flashers ever made. You might check out Glen’s Rod & Reel Repair in Des Moines. He might have a transducer.

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    The shoots we went to were set up for semi auto and revolvers separately. We both shot revolvers so I’m not sure how the semi’s were set up, but with the wheelguns that category was split up into single action or double action. 5 pins were set up (before the days of 10 shot cylinders) so you had 1 extra shot. If you had to use it you could forget getting into the top 3 for a trophy. Fun times, I loved shooting those pins. But in order to get that pin to fall straight back and fall off the table you had to hit it just right in an area about the size of a quarter. At the end of the match they would hold an unlimited shootoff. This was to see who was the fastest regardless of semi auto or revolver. Pretty interesting results. Every time we shot there in the pin matches there was a guy who worked at Dennis P. Roberts in Des Moines. He shot with a Smith & Wesson model 17 and he walked away from all those guys with fancy semi’s. Some of the guys with the semi’s were great shooters too. Several from the sheriff’s dept. and a couple reputed to be BCI agents. But that guy with the Smith revolver was way faster.

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    My wife and I used to shoot in bowling pin matches at the Firing Line in Des Moines. These were timed events and the rules stated that your time stopped when the last pin left the table. The pins were set in one foot from the edge of the table and had to be completely knocked off. This was for .22LR only and you had to hit those pins just right to get them off the table. I just looked at my first place trophy and it is dated ’79.

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