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    Probably a minnow on a small jig would be my go to.

    My biggest walleye ever though was in the spring on a 1/2 oz spinner bait while casting for Pike.

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    I dont see much chance of mandatory firearm training for teachers, safety and response training yes, firearm no. Too many people would be opposed, myself included. But you are welcome to try.

    What does sound practical and inexpensive are
    1. Lobbying at the district level for teachers to be allowed to CCW, not all districts will like this, buy yours might.
    2. Mandatory “active shooter response” type safety training

    Increasing building security may be practical but have cost variations by building.

    Your best bet to make a difference for your kids is to focus efforts at the district level, there you are one voice in thousands rather than millions and they are also able t do things more quickly. Whichever solution you decide to advocate good luck.

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    I dont think most here are opposed to the concept of them being allowed to CCW, the mandatory firearm training was different.

    Another fact to consider is engaging a target in a crowded hallway a LEO or teacher would have a high probability of hitting students as well. In most police use of firearm situations less than 10% of shots hit the intended target. That is a lot more people potentially shot…. I dont know the specifics of this scenerio, but there may be more to it than you are thinking about.

    I am fully pro CCW in general, but hesitant to second guess the choice not to engage when I was not there in the persons’s shoes.

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    I think we are all open to discussions about what options are available. Its not bad to throw as many ideas as possible out there, most will be bad but usually some warrant further investigation.

    The challenge here is fighting tooth and nail to keep the first idea……

    Armed guards are a possibility, using the national guard for this really is not. This is a very expensive option though and would get significant push back from many people and be very hard to implement. I would likely be one of those pushing back (on principle not cost) but really that is beyond the point.

    Allowing teachers to get training and carry a weapon may be another viable option, this could likely only be a local / state level one practically though. It might work in rural Iowa districts but would never fly in San Francisco or Iowa City. I dont know what it would mean for insurance etc but there would almost surely be some cost, might or might not be worth it though.

    Forcing firearm training is a whole different story. While not technically impossible it just will not happen, and what good would it do to force the training on someone who will never touch much less carry a gun.

    Some of the most realistic measures could be things like this (certainly not limited to these and they may also have plenty of holes in them)

    1. Increasing security infrastructure in terms of doors and ability to lock down. Even ability to lock down interior doors remotely (my high school had magnetic door holders that could be triggered remotely and then the doors would lock). Or even something as simple as door jams inside preventing doors from being opened. Something like this https://www.amazon.com/Door-Jammer-Portable-Security-Device/dp/B01KDB2L2K/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1519327843&sr=8-6&keywords=security+door+jammer
    2. Better response training for teachers
    3. Changing police patrol routes to improve response times

    If you want to make a real difference my advice to you would be to not dig in your heals on your preferred solution but to look for something that would make a difference that you can actually accomplish. Even the easiest policy change will take mountains of work, setting your sights on a nearly impossible one will not help anyone.

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    Its good that people are thinking, number 2 might even be practical.

    As already said, law would be state level, policy would be local districts.

    No 1 is a violation of Posse Comitatus and just plain bad policy. I disagree with the premise of armed guards but if you did is has to be law enforcement or private security, not military.

    No 3 would never work, lots of anti gun people in teachers unions and forcing them to train with a gun will be a no go. Allowing teachers to voluntarily participate may be viable although I dont know what it does to insurance. Voluntary would also likely be more effective or as least as effective as mandatory.

    I don’t believe No 1 is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, but that’s where attorneys would need to be involved.

    No 3, school faculty are government employees. They would really have no choice in the matter. Insurance should logically be in favor of qualified school faculty carrying firearms, in lieu of the school murders of the past 1-2 decades.

    The express purpose of the act was to prevent US Military from being deployed on US soil in a law enforcement capacity. It seems pretty clear.

    Beyond that, there are right around 100,000 public schools in the US. Most have multiple entry points and many have multiple buildings. There are roughly 350,000 people in the national guard in the US. If we had 100% of the national guard deployed all the time and 100% of them were in this role that would be 3.5 per school which would likely not be enough on average.

    Add to that most national guard are not deployed 100% of the time and if they were enlistment and retention would plummet especially if the deployment was being a security guard at a school. This idea cannot work even if it was legal.

    Asgrow’s options on building and security and funding are about the closest thing to reality.

    The other ideas are about as realistic as me saying I will start a Dragon hatchery and build an army of Dragons to protect our schools.

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    Its good that people are thinking, number 2 might even be practical.

    As already said, law would be state level, policy would be local districts.

    No 1 is a violation of Posse Comitatus and just plain bad policy. I disagree with the premise of armed guards but if you did is has to be law enforcement or private security, not military.

    No 3 would never work, lots of anti gun people in teachers unions and forcing them to train with a gun will be a no go. Allowing teachers to voluntarily participate may be viable although I dont know what it does to insurance. Voluntary would also likely be more effective or as least as effective as mandatory.

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    I would like a side by side, but not to replace the quads. There are definitely times it would be nice, but it would be less versatile for me, for others that might be the opposite.

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    I dont agree with lewellin on everything, but I sure do agree that I don’t want to live where there is military posted at school daily. That is not a picture of freedom and not a normal that I want people getting used to because that is a slippery slope, armed military deployed full time on US soil to keep the peace is not a big reach from martial law. Next time there is a movie theater or mall shooting we can add some there as well. Then on street corners in major cities.

    I dont know that there is an across the board policy answer to solve it, but this sure isnt it.

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    The base problem is that so many people are willing to kill others. The government has systematically removed all church influence from the school system. Add to that teaching scientology, where the strongest and most powerful survive with little or no compassion, or respect for others. With no respect, love, or fear of God. No fear or thought of afterlife and or Hell. They apparently have concern for only moment, and any fame ( not the best word to use) or notoriety. I fear the trend will continue. Until the system is able and allowed to teach respect, and that each person is responsible for their own actions, choices,and the consequences of them, that things will only get worse. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.

    I am pretty sure they do not teach Scientology in any public schools. Scientology is a religion created in the 50s by L. Ron Hubbard.

    If your problem is with teaching science in school that is just plain silly.

    As for lack of religion being the problem there has been a heck of a lot of violence done in the name of many religions, including Christianity.

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    I dont know it would help much to be honest with you. Besides that I would see any such decision as a state or local one.

    Dont see any way this is covered in the commerce clause or any other constitutional way the Feds would have jurisdiction over this. Not that they seem to need it.

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    Can you legal drive your 4 wheeler on public lakes in Iowa to ice fish?

    Someone asked me to go this weekend and wanted to know if I would bring my wheeler. I would love to bring it, but did not know the legalities or if people care.

    Yes, must be registered and insurance is required I believe.

    This was my understanding as well.

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    I have always used Tritronics and had very good success. It really comes down to what options you want and cost as they all work well.

    Tritronics was the leader for a long time. In 2011 they were acquired by Garmin and unfortunately outside of their top end GPS models most would agree that their quality has suffered. The only collar they have that fits the OP’s original requirements is the Delta Upland and it’s had more negative feedback than a Yugo/Pinto hybrid.

    Do not buy the Delta. I bought one to replace a G3 and it was terrible. I would be very cautious of Tritronics now, although to be fair my only post acquisition experience was the piece of garbage delta.

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    I have a Garmin Upland collar and it doesn’t appear that the range for the shock is nearly what it used to be. In fact, if the dog is out more than 40 yards or so, I can’t get a response at all. I have replaced the collar battery this year but have never replaced the handheld battery as it appears to be taking a holding a charge just fine. Wondering if anyone has had this issue and what you did to solve it. Collar is about three years old. Thanks in advance.

    Is it a delta? if it is they have had a lot of issues. I would got up to a pro sport.

    I bought a delta 2 years ago to replace a very old G3, it is total garbage. It was very disappointing right from the beginning and only got worse.

    I dont use a collar often enough now to justify investing in a new one though. Pro sport was not out at that time although appears to be a clone of the old G3. If it works like that one it would be great, otherwise pro 70 is not much more and used to be really good at least before Garmin bought them.

    I would not invest $1 into my delta.

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    DLSR in either Nikon or Cannon will be good. Can go entry level as long as it is dslr. Check them both out somewhere, there is a feel difference between the two but practically both are similar. I went Nikon, but again that was more on feel than features.

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    Big and little jessy and jack the hoarse and good. Although tons of great options. Nothstar is smallish and has a good resort.

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    If you want any help with spam in the meantime I would volunteer, I usually get online at about 6:15 for a few minutes before starting work.

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    I have heard good things, although as said remember limitations. Good for bacteria, virus, and particulate, but chemical contamination is not always filtered. This can make it great for wilderness applications if you believe the water source is free of those.

    I would not have used one on my trips to some third world counties where chemical contamination is a concern. Although that varies greatly by specific destination.

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    Minnesota is warming up, its 0 right now and should hit a high of 5 today. Sunday morning when we walked a mile and a half from our car to the Vikings game it was -15 with wind chill near -40. My beard was fully frosted within 2 min of getting out of the car. It was colder the day before out on the lake but less wind and my striker suit kept me toasty.

    I was at Lambeau for Vikes/Pack and at the time that was about as cold as I’d been all winter (it was Dec 23rd). It wasn’t even that bad relatively though especially for now, I think by the time we were walking back to the cars afterwards, it was approaching zero. Thought about going to Vikes Bears but hearing your weather report makes me kinda glad I didn’t.

    It wasnt bad really, as much as I disliked the idea of an indoor stadium it came in handy. We parked further out than we would have had to because my wife has a parking spot at the university. If I had been smart we would have parked at the airport and taken the light rail in to the stadium.

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    Minnesota is warming up, its 0 right now and should hit a high of 5 today. Sunday morning when we walked a mile and a half from our car to the Vikings game it was -15 with wind chill near -40. My beard was fully frosted within 2 min of getting out of the car. It was colder the day before out on the lake but less wind and my striker suit kept me toasty.

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    Same places I recommended you go hunt deer have decent number of yotes. I am no expert at hunting them or calling but have seen plenty of them and sign out there.

    As for the gun 270 is fine. If I were buying a dedicated yote gun that would not be it, but I have used it as my main WI and MN deer rifle for years so it has been what came along for yotes as well.

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