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    in reply to: Complaining #2959218
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    Little River crappies are going ok, so should be able to be one of my first options.  Glad to see the advice on new shock collars as I have a new pointing lab that is too smart for her own good and knows when she is out of my control.  Gotta get this covid thing under control so I can complete some of my out of country plans from last year.  Plan on bringing in Mr Bibbs for a fishing trip or two .  doc

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    Good news!  Tony Bibbs lives.  He heard of my impending retirement and called me.  Old memories brought me back here again, though I had lost 2000 plus posts, it seems to be working for even a technophobe like me.  Snowing out and I have lots of no shows, so here I am.  I am slow enough that slow site speed is not a limiting factor.  Bring back the Lost Post?  By the by,  Tony has his own business now and does not work for DNR any more.  Has kids at UI already and reminded  me more of how fast time gets away.  Do not know of what happened to Driftless,  Goody, and some of the 3 Mile Lake outing participants.  doc

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    Just an aside to what was said about having given up on IO.  TONY BIBBS got wind of my impending retirement and called me Monday night.  We jawed and reminisced for nearly an hour!  I sneak in around here frequently, and still recognize some of the handles.  What ever happened to the Lost Post?  doc

    Larry Richard
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    one ,  to set your sights on a buck as your first deer stacks odds against a first time hunter,  shoot the first one you get a chance  two that may be hard since a lot of pressure has been on for last week in public land,  three spend some time sighting your gun, so you can hit the deer if it comes by.  four, on public ground, find escape routes for deer others have pushed.  five,  the deer on a sled sounds neat, but get away from the road and start tugging a hundred plus pounds over hill and dale?  Good luck,  every year you read about some rookie getting the big one the pros have been after for years and have forty leven trail cam pictures of  Maybe it will be you, but be prepared to pay your dues to the deer hunting gods, and plan to learn on the run.   doc

    Larry Richard
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    First,  the femoral artery is in the leg, and though not a good target, if hit, kills quickly with massive blood trail.  The anatomy front of the leg may not even get an arrow into the chest cavity, and if so , only the tip of one or both lungs.  My bet is that this is a sore deer, but will live to eat another day.  Heart and major vessels are a little more rearward.   doc

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    old bear.  I still have a couple of the smiley face logos I designed years ago.  a lot like the smiley face, yellow, and pretty simple.  the site has seemed so dysfunctional recently that I have not contributed.  Miss Tony, Goody, Driftless, and the folks who fished 3 Mile and Big Creek through the ice.  What ever happened to the “Lost Post”?

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    looks like a nipple or breech plug remover for an in line

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    I have a new SBE III I am itching to try out.  Used an outfitters II last fall and had a couple of cycling problems using 3 in steel.  Who knows how those rental guns are treated, but they have new III’s for this fall, if we get to go into Canada.  So many geese around, failing to get off a second shot was really a non issue, but if you only had one chance….  Still I am not willing to take the extra hassle to take my new one to Canada when I can rent one for a C note and not have TSA and all the Canadian gov’t forms   and the cost of the extra luggage, which will eat that up quickly.  Shot two turkeys with it this spring and did not note any recoil or action issues.  Doc

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    hey, somewhere, I lost a lot of posts,  (not to be confused with the lost post).  Having been a member for over a decade,  I know I was over 2000.  My picture in the sidebar has disappeared as well.  I spect that is  what I get from being absent for so long.  Doc

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    I have shot 26 elk with my 30 06 and 25 went home with me.  165 grain Nosler Partition has performed well at nearly 2900 feet per second.  In fact everything I have shot I have used the weapon, and the only failures I have is one elk, and a grizzly, which I blame on bullet failure, having switched to a180 solid copper blue tip of brand X.  I recovered two from the moose I shot, which were fragmented and did  not perform as well as the Nosler.  The guide said the hair puffed at the ideal spot, but we never recovered the bear.  My African guide said he would rather have a hunter with a familiar rifle, than one with a new magnum.  Shoot what you shoot well, use premium ammo,  spend your money on other things you need for the trip.  Doc

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    everyone would have you believe their blend of turnips, rape,oats, radishes, and beans is better than any other. still an interesting time, and some new fish mix plus some lights for using planer boards at night were only purchases. got to the point where big deer, unless they are over my sight all begin to look the same. sportsmen are polite, even in crowed circumstances I agree. doc

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    a few things to say. I bought my first firearm at 16,though I am sure father watched carefully. My first was given to me at 10 by same said father. I took it to school with no problem, and even showed it off to administration, who envied me my new shotgun. I have no AR and don’t really need one, but I do remember Sarah Brady at the signing of Brady bill, on the podium, saying, “now we have the Brady bill, it is time to work on Brady 2” Methinks, that b…., the NRA is right. Give them anything, and they will wedge it into more and more erosion. My 11 87 and Benelli are semi autos as well. Don’t know the answer here. But I have become a life member and then some in NRA, and by the way, have any of the shooters been members? I ramble, but so it seems to me. doc

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    collections for the most part should be functional. that being said , the most functional things should be gotten and stand the test of time. You cannot go wrong with an 870, a model 70 or 700 if you are a Remington fan. A model 12 would be nice, even a mod 52 win or one of the neat browning 22 autos maybe a 10 22 or humpback browning a 101 win over under or even a superpose or citori. gosh this is getting to be a fun experiment. doc

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    Maxx, in now 16 yrs on site, I would hope you know it is not in me to judge, but rather to be helpful. What I would do would certainly not demand any one do it the same way, though I suspect the majority of us are similar. Just thought the owner might want to take a single moment to consider the alternative, then sell away. I to have not sold enough guns to be any good at it, though I do dust mine regularly. I have already given a few to grandsons and have them into the sport. doc

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    personally, I would never sell a gun a departed relative has left me. Use or no use. any other family members of interest or your next generation?. Just saying, these are heirlooms, perhaps worth more as such than as real useful weapons or collections. Would hate to have a family member ask me in the future, hey, what about cousin Zeb’s old 870, do you still have it? doc

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    My John Deere 2720 has pulled a 60 in tiller of the same brand for several years now. I can create a sod to seed bed in just a couple of passes. It’s green so some extra costs I suppose, but my JD dealer is within sight so I know where to take it if it broke. The quick tatch or i max as JD calls it is worth every penny asyou add other toys to your tractor.

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    Circa 1970, college student hunting Missouri river bottoms with fraternity brother’s family and neighbors. Being a young healthy person with good direction sense, I was a frequent driver. Had a small buck cut between drivers, and after letting him clear the line, I used my only shotgun, 1200 Win with full choke to send him sliding into the snow at about 10 yards. A youngster hunting with his dad, ran up to the still kicking, but lethally hit deer, pumped a round into him and yelled “dad, I got one” Being young and selfish, I begged to differ, and that his shot was unnecessary. “Dad , we got one”. Too numerous to count deer have fallen to that gun, my successor guns, my bow and black powder, and I would probably thank the kid for not letting my wounded deer get away today. Pleasure is in planning a gun hunt, getting kids some shots, and being safe now, but I still enjoy the group hunt (even if I am proficient with a bow and fly rod as well) doc

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    be sure to use a longer sweeping motion rather than a forceful wrist snap when you cast and you will keep the minnow on a lot longer and not lose much distance. doc

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    a big cat crouches a few yards from you and starts your way and you would not shoot it? That is the story, and I for one might not have stopped with one shot. doc

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    Not that I doubt any of the history given, but I have an anecdote to add. I was and am part of a large group every Dec. A few yrs back a single shot from our group sounded like it whistled overhead, my way. I lit into the guys in the area of the single shot, and the shooter and two people each way from him advised me that the direction of the slug being fired was 180 degrees from me. Boy it sounded close, but obviously only sounded so. I am sure mistakes are made and carelessness exists but it is not a foregone conclusion if the whole group makes safety the first priority.

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