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Splitear last won the day on October 5 2020

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About Splitear

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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. I hope you have a quick recovery, and no long lasting symptoms. Wishing for the best!
  2. Splitear


    Fantastic story, and a great buck. Congratulations!
  3. Good luck with the recovery!
  4. Today my amazing wife and I welcomed our second little girl into this world. I just wanted to show off this beautiful little chunker. Everyone is happy, healthy, and we’re looking forward to taking her home to meet her big sister tomorrow. I will say I read a lot of the “Live From the Woods” posts today to help distract from the anxiety:)
  5. I for one appreciate that you took photos. Those are some great looking wheelies.
  6. Whether or not this is a smart move, it would make me pretty happy to see Albert back in a Cardinals uniform. https://redbirdrants.com/2021/10/22/cardinals-rumors-insider-predicts-st-louis-signs-albert-pujols/amp/
  7. I think I was a senior in High School when this one was on the hoof. Everyone in the area was hunting him, and I was fortunate enough to see him from the road a couple of times in a bean field next to where I hunted. A local guy (who has since passed on) took him during first shotgun season that year. He was featured in the old “Rack Magazine” under the title “The Bone Gap Monster”. I wish I could find a back issue of that. He was quite a deer.
  8. This time of year, I spend a lot of time reading and responding to "4-H Project Record Books". It's really a lot of fun to read about the projects these kids have been doing, and seeing the learning that has occurred through their involvement. I see a lot of "I learned not to stab myself with the needle" and such. However, I see several that really warm my heart and make me proud to be doing the work that I'm doing. I recently read from an 11 year old's book "4-H makes me feel good about myself"...whew. Anyways, it's always special when I see growth in my Shooting Sports kids, case in point, the narrative below. This is from a girl who went from the lowest of lows when her bow malfunctioned at the NYS 4-H Shoot, and after members and volunteers all worked their butts off to get it back together, ended up taking 3rd place in Field Archery. I love it when these kids see the deeper lessons. I always say that we use Shooting Sports (or any number of other projects) as conduits to teach meaningful life skills. Stories like this let me know that I'm being successful in that.
  9. So I got an offer from PayPal the other day for a $25 credit for a $25 purchase of crypto. I am not much of an investor, let alone a gambler like with crypto, but I went ahead and purchased. I'm pretty impressed with my $4+ gain so far. Plus, now I can say I own Bitcoin.
  10. Patterned orange or pink are outlined in the guidelines. Fluorescent Orange & Fluorescent Pink Clothing Requirements New: Any person hunting deer or bear with a firearm or a person who is accompanying someone hunting deer or bear with a firearm shall wear: a minimum total of two hundred fifty square inches of solid fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink material worn above the waist and visible from all directions; or a minimum total of two hundred fifty square inches of patterned fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink consisting of no less than fifty percent fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink worn above the waist and visible from all directions; or a hat or cap with no less than fifty percent of the exterior consisting of solid fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink material and visible from all directions.
  11. Not saying that it doesn't belong here Grampy, I'm glad I saw it and can follow the discussion. I'm a total newbie with rifle hunting deer, as this year will be my first year with a rifle (outside of muzzleloader). Back in Illinois, it was shotgun only, so the choices were pretty limited on caliber. I'm enjoying learning about these things. I've wounded and lost deer with a 12 gauge slug, so it's certainly up to the hunter. All of those I lost were regrettably due to taking poor shots when I was quite a bit younger. I like to think that I've grown as a hunter and person since then.
  12. This kind of relates to the 22-250 discussion. I am by no means an expert on rifles for deer or balistics, but knowing my own abilities, I would opt for a larger caliber, in hopes that they are more forgiving when it comes to the chance of lesser shot placement. I am interested to learn what others think though since I am such a novice on the topic.
  13. Opinels are cool knives, very inexpensive but great quality. You won’t find any thing that’s much more simple and utilitarian in a folder. You can buy them in all different sizes, from keychain to very large. Below is my #12. I saw a #13 at an auction recently that was even bigger. Yours looks like it’s maybe a #6, which is a great size for pocket carry. The lock on them is primitive, but pretty much infallible.
  14. I use HuntStand Pro. It gives me what I need without being too confusing. I tried OnX, but thought HuntStand was easier to use. I primarily use it for finding property boundaries.
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