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When I was a youngster, maybe 11 or 12, a neighbor dog at my folks farm kept sneaking around and he bit me twice, I told the neighbor if he came around me again I was going to shoot him, He said he would keep him away. The next weekend I was out walking around and all of the sudden here came the dog. So I kept my word and went and told the neighbor where he could find his dog.TeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 25, 2009 at 3:13 pmPost count: 9152::
I have used lots of tents over the years, many eurekas and they are very nice tents and hold up well. However I have an old dome tent that my parents got at target years ago for us kids to play in and I still use that tent every year. It all depends on what you are looking for, I like the height of dome tents for getting dressed and ready but in the wind they can act like a sail, the ridgeline series from eureka is a very nice tent but getting dressed can be a challenge. When I was younger Canfields in omaha used to have tents set up in their store i am not sure if many stores do this any more but that was really helpfulTeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 25, 2009 at 1:39 pmPost count: 9152::
Thanks for the concern and help guys, Last night after work I spent about an hour in the garage with a hand full of scraps and turned about 8 strikers, some sounded good, some bad(smoker fuel), some broke and one that sounds amazing! I think alot of it has to do with the diameter of the peg and how the end is rounded/sanded. After a few it only took about 3 minutes to turn one down sand it and cut it off. It was actually a lot of fun.
The best sounding I found were made of cherry
And yes Purpleheart is expensive and it comes from the equitoral rainforests of the world, south america and africaTeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 24, 2009 at 7:04 pmPost count: 9152TeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 19, 2009 at 1:41 pmPost count: 9152::
Like stated before, take the time to let them get close and work. I dont like taking 40 yd shots. Is my equipment capable of a 40 yd shot, yes. Would I rather take a 15-25 yd one. Yes all day long. Plus whatever you get used to shooting helps too, I have found that sticking with one load and shooting it all season makes me a much better shot instead of shooting one box of this and another of that. I for the most part(90% im guessing) of all my hunting, ducks, pheasants, rabbits is done with Expert HV 3″ #2’s #3’s or #4’s, that travel at like 1550fps. The reason for this is becuase not matter what game I am shooting at I know how to lead with these shells because they are the lionshare of what I shoot.
I never thought of it before as shell manufacturers promoting skybusting by saying they are increasing range. Good point I will pass that one on.TeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 18, 2009 at 2:00 pmPost count: 9152::
I am amazed that the bobcats are killing so many turkeys! It couldnt be the racoons, skunks, and possums eating eggs. Or the coyotes, fox and feral cats catching young polts. Lets blame the bobcats since there aren’t very many of them and see how our situation improves.
There are way too many other predator/opportunistic feeders that each just as many if not more turkeys than bobcats.
I am opposed and rather confused about where some of these people get their information, google? Wikiepedia? the old boys down at the gas station? I hope that this does unlimited harvest does not happen I would rather see a bobcat once in a while than a million turkeys that I see almost every time I am in the countryTeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 16, 2009 at 1:38 pmPost count: 9152TeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 6, 2009 at 9:40 pmPost count: 9152::
I went with a butler creek stock, only reason being is that i got it for about 30 bucks used, I had a gift card to cabelas and i went with the fluted barrel. The reason for the cheap stock is just to get it together and shooting at the moment and down the road change it up from there, but I am excited and I am thinking about going with a BSA sweet 22 scope for it, but for the time being my old cheapo simons will have to doTeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 6, 2009 at 2:27 pmPost count: 9152TeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 6, 2009 at 2:25 pmPost count: 9152TeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 5, 2009 at 2:18 pmPost count: 9152::
I have several lanterns and my “new”one which was made in 1973 according to the bottom had problems like that and i took it apart cleaned it and ran some new fuel threw it and it works like a charm. Since then i have the same to my others which all date back to the 50s. I dont think that i would get rid of any of mine for a new one. Nothing like the charm of an old lantern hanging in camp or the ice houseTeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 4, 2009 at 5:33 pmPost count: 9152::
I have always been pretty careful when keeping fish, But so far this winter I have only kept fish one other time than what i mentioned earlier and I am about sick of eating fish, plus i have been letting go just about as many nice 9-10 inch gills and keeping some of the smaller 7-8 inchers as well.
According to my fishin’ buddey where I have been fishing is about 8 foot, I am not sure whether or not it is any deeper towards the center or not, I might check this weekend if my buddy with a gas auger comes, other wise im not too keen on drilling a bunch of holes with my hand auger and over a foot of ice.
On whether or not there are crappies in the pond, the response is no. The former DNR officer told me that they stocked it 8 or 9 years ago and it only contains bass gills and channel cats.
It does have some big time bass as well, Last summer i caught and released 11 fish over 6 pounds and 4 times had one break my off that I am guessing by what I saw of him that he is pushing 8 pounds.
It is an incredible little pondTeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 3, 2009 at 9:37 pmPost count: 9152TeamAsgrowParticipantFebruary 3, 2009 at 5:15 pmPost count: 9152::
I didnt get a chance to fish any of those ponds this weekend. I went to my folks farm, which is in monona county and went squirrel hunting with my dad. Sunday I did get a chance to hit a little( 1 acre) pond near my house before the super bowl, and within the hour I fished I caught 37 blue gills. about half of them were 9 inchers and the others were dinks, ended up keeping 10 for the fryer. Maybe this weekend I will head to Savory or Oldham. If interested shoot me a PM