Pygmy

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  1. I was walking across a bridge over the Chemung River in Corning NY, a few years back,,,There was a big beaver swimming upstream, and an older couple were stopped along the bridge watching him...I stopped along side them, and the old gent said " "Is that a nutria ..?" I said...." You're not from around here, are you ..?"
  2. Those things look like a muskrat on steroids....
  3. I am just an ignorant old man...I hate politics....There has been good stuff and bad stuff regarding the NRA... However, in my view, the NRA is the MAIN reason that we still possess our Second amendment rights... That's why the the leftist , liberal commie bastards hate it so much...
  4. My first 3" 12 gauge gun was a Browning A-5 with a 32" barrel....That gun was so long that if I stood flatfooted with the butt on the ground and the barrel pointed skyward, the gun was taller than I was...Hehehe... That was before the days a of special short barreled turkey guns, and it was hard to find a 3" mag without a 30 or 32" barrel... All the extra bbl length did for me was get in my way, although it was a great gun and I killed lots of turkeys and waterfowl with it... Early in the 1980s, Remington made a special run of 26" fixed full choke 12 gauge 3" barrels, and I just had to have one, so I sold the browning and bought a Rem 1100 mag with the 26" bbl...It was my main turkey gun for quite awhile, and I still use it on occasion.... However, for the last 25 years or so, most of my turkeys have been killed with my Rem 11-87 SP with it's 21" barrel.. I really like the short barrel, especially within the confines of a pop up blind, from which I do most of my turkey hunting these days....
  5. Oh yeah !! Nursie Nora.... She can make sure that you are not INFECETED, while you are ERECTED.....
  6. Congrats on your new toy, Bill...Hope you kill some big gobblers with it...
  7. I'd take the ewe hunts....A little bit of mutton is better than nuttin'...... I already have the boots...
  8. Pygmy

    Ice Fishing

    Thanks for the update....I had just gassed up the truck and was ready to roll...
  9. Pygmy

    Ice Fishing

    Wow, look at the spots on that rainbow..It reminds me of the wild leopard rainbows that I caught while hunting in the Alaska wilderness....They were prettiest, and by far the best tasting rainbows I have ever eaten...Never been too keen on local rainbows, either lake run or stream, but those Alaska rainbows were delicious... Of course the SURROUNDINGS may have had something to do with it....Cooked on the coals of a campfire 500 miles from the nearest road... In that environment, probably a DOG TURD would have tasted good.....Hehehe...
  10. Pygmy

    Ice Fishing

    Pretty trout, but not pretty enough to get THIS old white boy out on sketchy ice !!.....
  11. So sorry for your loss, My Friend....
  12. Pygmy

    Ammo

    Yeah, me too....Fortunately my wife's maiden aunt has a couple she loans me during hunting season
  13. ME ? Not SERIOUS ??.....Hehehe...
  14. I do have a grandson, but I am not sure he will be interested in such things... However it is possible that I could be bribed with a high class call girl and a good bottle of wine.....
  15. DIY hunts can be very good if you do your homework, as long as you don't have your heart set on a P&Y or B&C bull.... I did 4 DIY elk hunts and on only one hunt did I not have a good chance on an elk....Killed 2, missed one .... However, it is a big advantage if you can go with a group, at least some of whom have some experience at elk hunting..
  16. Plus another ten.....In prep for my Alaska hunts I carried a packframe loaded with firewood several miles several times per weeks for several months....I hadn't smoked in years and was in the best physical condition of my life....Packing out moose and caribou still damn near killed me... In The Rockies the terrain was steeper and more severe, but we had the advantage of being able in most cases to hire locals to pack out the game on horseback....Last elk hunt I made was over 15 years ago, and at the time it cost us $300 to get an elk packed out...Money well spent if you kill him 3 or 4 miles from the trailhead...It may cost twice that much today, but it would still be worth it unless you had 4 or 5 guys that are built like Moog...<<SMILE>>....
  17. I'd shoot that son of a bitch just for LOOKING the way he does...Hehehe...
  18. Another advantage is that most of the bow seasons, plus the special MZ seasons fall during the rut, while the majority of the rifle seasons ( with some exceptions) fall after the main rut....Being able to hunt callable, bugleing elk adds a LOT to the elk hunting experience....That is why all of my elk hunts were either bow or MZ....
  19. Yeah...Just like the BLM and Antifah terrorists that burned down half the country..I don't remember many of them being mowed down although many of them justly deserved it...... Extremists , either right or left wing are dangerous, and lawless behavior should not be tolerated, whether it comes from these right wing idiots or the leftist BLM and Antifah criminals who were allowed to run rampant in several large cities over the last few months.. I'm glad I am getting old and won't have to tolerate this insanity much longer.....
  20. I know you can't win if you are not in, and certainly I do not want to discourage people from applying for PA elk tags, because ya never know....However your odds are about a jillion to one of ever drawing one, so if you are really seriously interested in an elk hunt, set your sights out west... Many people have applied for 20 or 30 years for Maine moose permits and never drawn ( like me) and the odds of drawing a Maine moose permit are MUCH higher than the odds of ever drawing a PA elk tag... As an old fart who is no longer physically nor financially able to do most out of state hunts, if you want to do it, do it NOW while you still can... I never could afford one until I was nearly 40, and by the time I got to be 60, I was running out of resources, both physically and financially..... Over about a 20 year period, I had lots of wonderful adventures in some of the most beautiful places in North America, and I am damned glad that I did it while I could...
  21. " Found him froze to a tree"......
  22. Have a comfy night, my friend...After I finish this beer I am going upstairs to curl up in my nice warm bed and pat The Mermaid on the ass...Not that it will do me any good.....
  23. Reminds me of my childhood....We had a two holer outhouse on the farm... We had a bag of red corncobs and a bag of white corncobs... We would wipe wipe with 2 or 3 of the red corncobs, and then wipe with a white corncob to see if we needed to use any more RED corncobs..
  24. Most anyplace you can draw a tag in Arizona is an excellent place to kill a big bull, but it may well take you 12 or 15 years to draw a tag... NM also has great elk hunting and the odds of drawing are somewhat better than AZ, but still not great in the better units... Never hunted AZ, but hunted NM 3 times and terrain is definitely more east to navigate than Colorado, where I hunted twice... A buddy of mine hunted AZ a few years ago and said where he hunted, the terrain was not too difficult, and he had the hunt of a lifetime..Into big bulls every day and finally killed a slammer P&Y bull....However it took him 15 years to draw the tag and he paid quite a lot for the hunt to boot...