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Splitear

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Splitear last won the day on October 5 2020

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About Splitear

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    Advanced NY Hunter
  • Birthday 12/08/1984

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    Male
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    Ballston Spa
  • Interests
    Hunting, Fishing, Playing Music

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  • Hunting Location
    Saratoga Region
  • Hunting Gun
    Browning A5, Ruger 10/22, T/C New Englander
  • Bow
    BowTech Allegiance, Mead Long Bow

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  1. Sounds like you are making the right call. I made a move from sales to education a little over 10 years ago and haven't looked back. I'm sure I would be making more money if I'd stayed with sales, but there's not a lot that can replace being happy in your work. Good for you!
  2. I don't have a lot of experience with Bullhead, but did fish for cats a lot back in Illinois. If you are using bait that breaks apart easily, like chicken livers, wrap and tie them in pieces of pantyhose. For livers, I like the method of cutting and wrapping in hose when frozen, then setting out to spoil. I've caught a lot on stinky liver. I've also caught a lot on nightcrawlers as well.
  3. It's almost like playing at "conditioning". I knew a guy who would put "dummies" in his tree stands before season, as he thought this conditioned the deer into getting used to seeing something in that tree. I don't know that it ever worked, he did kill deer, but I don't know that it was because of his dummies. I'm sure there's some truth to the thinking that deer become accustomed to humans. I would think this would be common like the article says, on public ground near places where there are trails. Certainly something to think about. I always try to be sneaky, but at 6'4" and 250
  4. It looks like he wasn't charged. This story says that 4 people were charged, though maybe not for this incident.... https://www.kptv.com/news/unlawful-assembly-declared-after-protesters-blocked-streets-near-oregon-state-capitol/article_a1106cba-903b-11eb-b856-4bb96f5bab11.html
  5. I’m not defending anyone. Wrong is wrong. In re-reading my original post, I see where you got that from, so I'm sorry about that. I meant the "lack of civility" in a general form, not just at this video. I've seen plenty of despicable things from the right and the left over the past few years. If we are focusing on this video though, you are right, there's clear escalation coming from one side, and it's not the guy with the gun.
  6. I’m not justifying anything. I’m not sure how you drew that conclusion from my post.
  7. A lack of civility on both sides. I really don't understand what drives some people to the extreme. That being said, can we keep political stuff in the political section? Just a request.
  8. Not saying this is an answer, just sharing. Back in Illinois, once you turned 16 you had to apply for a Firearm Owners ID (FOID). You got a card from ISP, and you had to renew every 5 years. There was a wait period of 24 hours on long guns, and 48 hours for handguns. Private purchases did not have a wait for either. I know there was a push for all purchases to go through an FFL, but I’m not sure of that ever happened. Last I knew you had to keep the each other’s FOID number in file in case they needed to trace a gun back to the owner.
  9. It looks like it’s discontinued. I don’t know much about this type of knife, but seems like decent steel. Honestly, I’ll probably hang onto it for a while until it’s sold out everywhere and then flip it eBay. Not my usual MO, but if I can double my money on it, so be it.
  10. I’m not much of a “tactical knife” guy, but Midway USA has this on a really good discount if anyone is looking for a new folder. Really, they’ve got some good deals across the board right now. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1023330650?pid=434933
  11. Thanks for the insight Chris, and I hope you don't think I'm trying to say CC is wrong. I guess that maybe the answer is that CC isn't right for everyone. Though I'm sure there are a few exceptions, I would say the biggest majority of folks who carry hope they never have to draw. Like I said, I don't know that I'll ever CC, but I realize that is totally my own choice, and not one I want to make for anyone else.
  12. I'll echo this. I'm not a fan of AR or military style guns, but that's a personal choice. However, most of the people I know who have them, and this is the feeling I get when they tell me about them, is that they are more of a "toy" than a "tool". I would compare it to someone having a muscle car in their garage that they drive on the weekends. Sure it's a car, but it's a toy to them. Again, this is just the feeling I get when I talk to the few guys I know who enjoy their "black guns".
  13. Just to play devil's advocate, and please understand, I am really torn about the idea of carrying. The point that comes to my mind is: If a "bad guy" enters an establishment with a firearm intending to kill/injure, and we have lets say 6 people in said establishment who are carrying, and intend to stop said "bad guy". These folks who are looking to stop the shooting are looking for an individual with a gun, not realizing that there are 6x as many "good guys" with weapons drawn, as there is the one "bad guy". Lets say there is a friendly fire incident, one of the good guys come around a c
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