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  1. You can borrow one of mine..I'd recommend my mink lined one in December...
  2. My Mom and Dad both served in WWII..Dad was on a Navy destroyer from 1943-1945 and saw a lot of action in the Pacific..At one time he never set foot on dry land for 6 months....Took on fuel, supplies and ammo at sea.. Mom enlisted in the army and served as an Army nurse in a military hospital in West Virginia... She outranked him when they were released from active duty..She was E-5 and he was E-4.....
  3. Saw one buck (no tag) and one itsey bitsy, teenie-weenie little deer.... Can't hunt for the next three days due to a medical procedure.. Maybe later this week...
  4. I'm heading out for a 1:00 PM till dark sit...Hopefully they'll be feeding ahead of tomorrow's blow... Used my buck tag but I have an 8X DMP I'd like to fill....
  5. Neither am I, Andrew....Many fewer bowhunters than gun hunters...I am the furthest thing from being "anti-bow"....
  6. I used to holler "" HEY !!"... Crude but effective....Been years since I have driven, however..............
  7. I knew it would draw fire.....Of course deer drives are more likely to wound deer than some other types of hunting, like shooting from a steady rest from a stand, or even still hunting...But bowhunting ?? I'm not talking about the super skilled elite, just the average person that enjoys hunting with his bow....I have done all kinds of hunting, including bowhunting, and there are many things that can happen between the arrow rest and the target, some beyond the control of the shooter.... In my experience over the last 60 years or so, sharing experience with many of my peers, a lot of whom are very accomplished bowhunters, I would say the wounding/loss rate is higher for bowhunters is higher than for ANY firearms hunters, including those who drive deer.. And as far as having my head in the sand, I really thought better of you to make such a comment... This isn't my first day off the turnip truck, Sonny Boy.... No way
  8. They hit and lose a lot of deer...Kinda like bowhunters ??....
  9. So THAT's what happened to you.....Hehehehe...
  10. None of my Model 12 Winchesters , My Remington 870 Wingmasters or my M 37 Ithacas rattled.... Every Mossberg M 500 I ever handled rattled..I just couldn't get past that...
  11. I had a tang safety Ruger M77 that would dent primers but not discharge...Had a gunsmith install a heavy duty firing pin spring and never had another misfire..
  12. Happy Birthday, Al, you old fart !!!!........Hehehehe.......
  13. Same for ME, except the becoming a vegetarian part and the moving to a commune !!
  14. I hunt turkeys out of popups and I seldom take any food with me, just a bottle of water...Damn bears still shred my blinds... Lost another one last spring...<< sigh>>.....
  15. Not an issue anymore, but the many years I hunted PA all day sits (or more often STANDS) were the norm.. I'd take a couple of Payday bars, a couple of Almond Joys, a couple of Reese's cups, a sandwich ( my favorite was cold sliced deer heart, but often it was canned sliced corned beef or fried spam sandwiches instead.. Sometimes I'd throw in some jerky or Slim Jims.. usually, my lunch was all gone by 10:00 AM.....
  16. Hehehehe... I deer hunt because I like venison.... Other than that I don't much care about the damn things... Wingshooting is much more fun....Besides, birds are easier to carry back home and the decoys are much lighter... <<GRIN>>....
  17. Shotguns DO, however, work much better for shooting flying birds,,,,,Which is more fun than deer hunting, anyway..Hehehehe..
  18. If you are hunting where there is typical opening day pressure, ALWAYS hunt the thick stuff on escape routes... Bottlenecks with thick cover between larger areas of woods or cropfields are excellent , especially in midday when the pilgrims get cold or bored and start milling around...Prime time to kill a buck on opening day in areas of high hunting pressure is between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM....
  19. I've killed plenty of deer with both and I have processed my own deer ( and other big game ) since the mid 1960s.... I have a lot of respect for the killing power of shotgun slugs, but given good shot placement, properly designed rifle bullets in appropriate weights at appropriate velocities just plain MESS UP more stuff inside a game animal.... Dead is dead, but good rifle bullets kill just as well as shotgun slugs with GOOD shot placement, and kill BETTER with marginal shot placement, and they do it three or four times farther away...
  20. I thought perhaps you were bowhunting trout......Hehehehe...
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