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Uncle Nicky

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Uncle Nicky last won the day on September 4 2018

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  1. Tough, tough spring season for me, but I think the jinx has been lifted. Still trying to figure out the whole Delmarva thing where I live now, it hasn't been easy. Made the long drive to Otsego county to hunt with a buddy, and my frown has been turned upside down. Good luck to those who are still at it!
  2. Do you like $4.50 gasoline? Do you like the restriction on illegals bringing fentanyl & gang culture into our country being lifted? Do you like having a Supreme Court justice who can't define what a woman is? And do you like slowly watching the plot by his own supporters to expose his son (and his) blatant corruption & bribe-taking while he was sworn to defend & protect our country? This imposter isn't going to last the year out, and his supporters a year ago are largely silent. The charade is almost over. I cannot wait to see how the left reacts after this November, they don't even have enough support to rig another election.
  3. The "lifelong conservative Republicans" are a big part of why Washington is the way it is today... The average person is sick of the career good-old-boys and the pay-pay-to-play culture. More & more Republican politicians who really seem interested in working for the people & their constituents are starting to pop up. And even old Ted Cruz has done a 180 turn. Make no mistake, Donald Trump has more influence in the Republican party than any other politician today, and a Trump endorsement is a coveted credential. Tell me Professor Know-it-All, do you think tens of thousands of people would wait outside for days to attend a Mitch McConnell or Lindsey Graham rally?
  4. And it's people who think this way that got us into the mess we are in today. Career politicians like Boehner, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Dick Cheney, the Bushes...really are no better than Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, or the squad. They aren't working for the people that sent them to Washington, they have their own agenda & pockets to fill. Which is why Washington is known as The Swamp. They never liked Trump because he wasn't scared to call them how he saw them. And worst of all is Mike Pence, he'll go down in history as the modern day Benedict Arnold.
  5. 10, 15 years ago Hevi Shot was the latest & greatest. After the hype wore down some, I thought about a couple birds I know I hit but didn't recover or had to look for & found. Like most of us, I tried dissecting what went wrong & how to do better, and one of the variables was lead shot; it really isn't consistent at killing beyond 35 yards (my opinion, anyway). After switching to Hevi-Shot, I noticed my cripples went to zero, and when I tested patterns, I noticed I was shooting a lot tighter of a pattern. I was sold. 5 years or so ago, along comes TSS. It takes the game to a new level IF you want to take shots out to 50 yards. Not for everyone, and if you have the time & land to hunt every day and want them in close, then no need to drop the extra dough. BUT, if your hunting time is limited and you want the confidence to shoot at a longer distance with a pretty tight pattern, then TSS is for you.
  6. Ask 100 hunters, you will get 100 answers. I've seen pheasant & grouse basically disappear during my stay on the planet called Earth. Fall turkey hunting probably has the LEAST impact on turkey numbers, but that's where everyone points the finger first. I'm convinced most fall turkeys are killed by guys that are archery hunting for deer & sling an opportunistic arrow out of boredom, and not by dedicated fall turkey hunters. Predators, ESPECIALLY avian predators, are probably the biggest culprits. But it seems like trapping keeps the 4 legged predators in check, or at least helps somewhat. Then there is terrain changes, farming practices, suburban sprawl, climate changes, maybe some sort of avian diseases that haven't been discovered yet......
  7. Inflation & gas prices are just the tip of the iceberg, when you look at all of the things that are fundamentally wrong with what is going on today in our country. Complete dependence on China has to be the biggest problem we are facing; they produce most of the products we use today, in addition to a growing influence in the medicine we use & the food we eat. Try buying a car, lawn mower, or ammunition, in 60 years of walking this planet I have never seen anything like it. Donald Trump was on the money 100% when he said we have to cut the cord with China. They probably have a stronger military than we do now, which is a scary thought. I honestly hope the cargo ships sink in the bay and nobody gets a shiny toy this Christmas, maybe it will be the spark that's needed to wake the masses up. But I doubt so, most are content to keep their heads in the sand waiting for things to magically get better on their own.
  8. I was a teenager when they were preparing to impeach Nixon. His name was pretty much MUD at that time, but things were very different then. People were tired of the Vietnam war, civil unrest, and the Cold War. The whole situation with Biden is different, as I see it. We had a president (Donald Trump) that was very popular with the masses, who was trying to change the game in Washington and was interested in keeping America from going down the toilet; the Chinese and those in their pocket hated him, and did everything they could to see him fail, up to dropping a virus on us & rigging an election so that the corpse from Weekend at Bernie's could be propped up as president. But no, I don't remember the hate for the politicians in Washington & disgust for Biden that we see now being the same intensity in 1974.
  9. After 20 years on the WWW, I am tired of arguing with guys on this topic. You can kill a deer with an air rifle, 22LR, or a varmint rifle. But why do something that you know has a decent risk of failure or worse crippling an animal & feeding coyotes? As a boy my father always told me "use the right tool for the job", and that mantra carries over into hunting as well.
  10. Congratulations Bill! Maizy & I had a great opening weekend as well!
  11. Here's a novel idea....don't try to use counterfeit money, don't resist when confronted by the police, especially if you know you are in the wrong, don't use fentanyl, and you probably won't be put in a situation like this. Didn't we see a case similar to this 25 years ago in LA, when a man that was obviously guilty walked because "the people" decided they didn't want another riot? A police officer continues to kneel on a man's neck (who he knew) even though he knew he was being filmed. The man that dies was already on his way to dying from a fentanyl overdose. The officer whose career & freedom is on the line refuses to even try pleading his case? The videos I saw had a gap from the time Floyd was originally confronted until the time he had a knee on his neck. This case doesn't pass the smell test.
  12. Absolutely. I'd STRONGLY advise a first-timer to stick with a revolver that absolutely won't go off without a decent amount of pressure exerted, even if dropped. But really, a handgun is no less dangerous than a hunting rifle or shotgun, they are only looked at as more deadly because they can be carried without others knowing you have it in your possession, and statistically more people are shot at by handguns than any other type of firearm. Some people aren't bright enough to operate power tools, automobiles, or even use a kitchen knife at home, but we're not looking to ban these tools for our protection.
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