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  1. Just before dusk last night, I heard my hens start freaking out. I grabbed the gun and ran out there, thinking we had a fox or something in the run. Strange because it was still light out. Not even time to lock them away for the night yet. Turned out to be a huge male opossum. He had grabbed one of the girls in the coop somehow, and was trying to drag her away. I ended his career quickly. Chicken seems to be ok. She had a few cuts, but she's ok this morning. I had no idea they were predators. I knew they went after the chicken feed and the eggs, but I thought that was it. A full grown chicken is not a small target. Anyone ever seen one kill something?
  2. I work 4 tens, so I don't plan on taking much time off. Maybe a couple days during crossbow, and a couple more in gun.
  3. Thanks guys. Seeing as I have a perfectly good boat, I'm leaning towards a pass.
  4. One of my best friends has a 1975 StarCraft Holiday 16, that he is no longer interested in. He wanted to restore it, but doesn't have the time. Offered it to me for nothing other than occasional use, if he wants to. It needs a new floor, new transom, and a new motor when all is said and done. I have the ability to do the transom and floor. Wiring and mechanical stuff are not my thing. Trailer is sound, just needs new tires. The new motor will be the largest expense, but that is at least a year down the road. Other than that, I think it will cost me a lot of time, and a decent amount of money in supplies, especially marine plywood. It can take a couple years. Wife is willing to have it in garage, as long as I keep making progress on it. It's a beautiful boat. The rivets look good. Hull is clean and solid. Outside just needs a polish job. I think they built them well back then. What am I getting into? Worth it, or run for my life?
  5. Good luck! I killed two bears up around Shin Pond, Maine. Back in 2000-2001. It was a great time. Both hunts, I scored on opening day. You made the right call going the first week. Bring your thermacell.
  6. How about this one? Water snake? Hanging out at our shop today. Over 3', and not in a friendly mood.
  7. I tried to blow up an old friend of mine last night. Had a 4 foot roman candle stuck down in a tube, sunk in the ground. The kind that shoots small mortar balls out of it. Standard procedure, nothing new. Damn thing lured us into a false sense of security for the first few balls. Everything went fine. Then, it took the liberty to hop up out of the tube, and aim itself at the small crowd of innocent bystanders, seated over by the camp. The next ball shot out, and like a heat seeking missile, lazered it's way directly between Don's feet, stopping right under his chair. At the perfect time, it blew up. In the flash of beautiful light, I could see many stunned and horrified expressions. Then the net one went off before I could react. It too, shot straight for Don. When that one blew up, it illuminated a panicked scene. Empty chairs, people running, and Don's right leg appeared to be in flames. He was quickly vacating the immediate vicinity at a height of about a foot off the ground. Which is no small feat, seeing as Don is 80. I finally was able to kick it in a different direction, and the rest of the balls shot off erratically into the woods in apparent search for new victims. After the evil thing spent the last of it's bloodlust, I went over to look for survivors. I found a small group of people excitedly slapping the still levitated Don's leg to stifle the flames, while another thoughtful lady dumped water down the front of him. He lost a sock, about 6" of pant leg, and the tongue of his sneaker was MIA. True story. He's ok though. Great times were had. HAPPY 4TH!
  8. Happy anniversary! Enjoy. That is a killer restaurant.
  9. Just got into a monster mirror carp.
  10. Still at DOT? I just left after almost 14 years. Place has really gone downhill. Couldn't take it anymore.
  11. The ice cream place in town has "doggie Sundays". Vanilla, two milk bones, with bacon bits and peanut butter on top. Minus the milk bones, they look pretty tempting.
  12. It's a Selway quick detach. Those rubber caps screw on. It seems solid so far.
  13. The new bow finally came. It shoots great! Worth the wait.
  14. Was just at Seneca for work today. Saw several boats fishing. Hard to see, but there's some big carp in the second pic.
  15. I'll admit it. I'm a carp freak. After trout season, I spend many summer nights chasing them. Probably my favorite fish to catch. Got two nice ones tonight so far.
  16. For guns, the transfer has to go through an FFL. Muzzleloaders, no restrictions that I know of.
  17. Be careful as you learn. Maybe watch a few YouTube videos on felling trees. One bad cut can ruin your day. A set of chaps is not a bad idea either.
  18. I read that it will take effect Jan 1st, if it passes. I have no doubt it will go through.
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