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  1. Wow! That is true master craftsmanship. I knew through reading your posts that you were very knowledgeable with old and modern hunting rifles and marksmanship, but had no idea that you were an expert making wooden arrows as well. You are truly a master at hunting weapons. Thanks for posting the pictures to give people like me a small view of the process.
  2. I have already picked a bunch of leeks. This year is the most I have ever seen, and I always have a lot of them in my turkey spots. I made up a big pot of potato and leek soup, ate some, packaged some, and gave away a few bowls to friends.
  3. Storm, my turkey gun is just an old westernfield 12 guage my father used for deer hunting back when it was slug guns only. I shoot 25-30 yards with no issues with cheap, 2 3/4 turkey loads. Most shots are closer as I stay in the woods as much as possible when i turkey hunt, using terrain for getting closer shots.
  4. Mowin, I did the same damn thing many years ago! I stick to the Quaker Boy calls because I know they are aluminum. What a sick feeling in the gut to hear that snap.
  5. I like to partner up and call for a buddy or a first timer. I have another buddy that we set up together for the fly down, and if things don't pan out, we go separate directions to make a go of it solo. He has a nice ridge, but damn, is it ever tiring walking it. He is probably the biggest diehard turkey hunter I know. Great spot to dig up a good batch of leeks too.
  6. You better get it ready Bill. I have the same gun and the darn thing kicked as bad or worse than my old 12 gauge westernfield, so i went back to the old reliable with 2 3/4 shells.
  7. Most of the snow in the open is gone or minimal. Still some drifts and snow in the woods. Piles of snow from plows is probably still there, but should be manageable.
  8. I have been at quite a few bear trees, and let me tell you, it's is a miracle that that bear treed close to the road. Most of the time it seems like, they are on the other side of a big beaver pond with no road on the other side. I love watching and listening to a pack of hounds working a bear track out to its conclusion. If it trees quick, it is usually a cub. For every quick tree, you will have a dozen long runs and some of those end up with no tree at the end, or you are scrambling to catch dogs before darkness sets in. Even if you have no intention of shooting a bear out of a tree, it is worth your time to go out a couple days with the hound hunters just to see the excitement and the hard work that is involved.
  9. Definitely an older movie, but it is still a good one. Couldn't even take a guess how many times I have watched this one.
  10. I consider myself pretty good at it, but when I hear my buddy working a diaphragm and a slate or box at the same time, I feel like a rank amateur. The best I can give myself is a 5 or 6.
  11. I have seen so many of these bands when I was a young buck. You could see most of those bands for 7-10 bucks when I was a teenager. All except AC/DC. We used to bitch because they cost 14! But, what a show they put on. We never missed them. You knew you were going home with your ears ringing, and you just couldn't wind down for quite awhile. They were the best show for show, never saw a bad one from them.
  12. Thanks Water Rat for digging around for all these memes. They do bring back a ton of childhood memories.
  13. Just ask my wife if I read a lot. I couldn't even guess how many books I have on shelves and packed in boxes. They are probably 90% fiction, with the majority of them being westerns and assassin books. William W. Johnstone is by far my favorite western author with a lot of Louis L' amour mixed in as well. The kindle is a savior for me. I still go back and read my paperbacks, but almost all of my new books are on the kindle. No more finding space for all my books because I probably read 100 books or maybe even more in a year.
  14. Now that is an absolute awesome day! I once hooked 8 and landed 6 in Altmar and I thought that was about as good as you could get from shore, but you more than doubled it.
  15. A compass is a coonhunter's best friend. For years, that is all I used to get back to my vehicle in the dark. Sometimes I would be way in there, but a compass would always get me back to the road I entered on. As long as you had some sort of landmark, like a pond, hill, field, or even a logging road, i could come out reasonably close to my car. Once the handhelds came out, and I finally took the time to figure one out, I switched to that, but still always had a ball compass on my coat for back up.
  16. He's as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
  17. I think you did a pretty good job with the video. You spoke clearly and I could understand you perfectly. Post up some more as you make them, if you get the time. I think you have a darn good voice for these types of informational videos.
  18. I know it!!!! Sure is nice to see the sun a couple days. I think that is the reason for the winter blahs. All the trees are bare and it is dark and dreary most of the winter. Get some blue skies and the sun shining, and almost everyone's mood improves.
  19. People need to remember that high school graduations are late in June and maybe the beginning of july. Hate for people to make plans and then get an invite for family members that are graduating. I plan to make it for a few hours no matter what the dates. It is always nice to meet people that are like minded about hunting and fishing and the outdoors in general.
  20. What a disappointment. I have to admit that I thought Lawler was out in real time, but obviously, he was just going limp to relieve pressure from his head and jaw. Askren took a beating when he got dumped on his head, but he looked to have the fight back under control. What a sportsman Robbie is though. took it like a man and shook Herb Dean's hand.
  21. He can't punch a lick, but he is relentless and tireless. Lawler must get the ko or he will get taken down, wore out, and choked. I am glad Askren is finally in the ufc, and this is a perfect fight to prove he is for real as a top fighter in the world. I am really looking forward to this fight.
  22. I got my wife a card and fancy balloon, plus 80 bucks so she can get her hair and nails done.
  23. I can remember Ken Patera taking one of them red rubber hot water bottles, and blowing it up until it exploded. I went home that night and grabbed my mom's hot water bottle and tried to blow it up. No frickin way! It absolutely amazes me to this day that there are people capable of doing such feats of strength.
  24. We had a much better weekend of fishing, but damn!, it was -11 Saturday morning when we hit the ice. It's funny how fast you can drag a sled out and get set up when it is that cold. We still had a lot of lookers, but figured out to let the jig sit still, and picked up a bunch of nice perch. Yet, at the same time, we would have some that came 3 feet off the bottom and engulf the lure. Just a weird couple of weekends.
  25. Nice morning! We are hoping for the same luck tomorrow. No repeat of last weekend!