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  1. I have killed appx 130, and my biggest spurs were 1 7/16....I can count the 1 3/8 on one hand and I mat have killed a dozen or so 1 1/4.... That's a hell of a bird....Congrats...
  2. It's near mid-May.....Nothing unusual for deer to be dropping fawns anytime in May...
  3. Happy birthday, Taco !!..Hope ya get lucky....Hoping you're still young enough....<<sigh>>....
  4. Congrats, My Friend !! That is about the size of my first striper..I caught it from a jetty adjacent to the Destroyer piers in Newport, RI , in June of 1973 on a chunk of cut mackerel....
  5. Don't know what happened...Please forgive me, Eddie.....<<grin>>...
  6. They seem to have lockjaw down here in Dogpatch....Two jakes came in early opening morning and my Canadian guest killed one of them.... Second morning we heard nada on the same property, so this morning I took him on a tour of the best gobbler country that I know....Perfect quiet conditions and not a peep...I did a bunch of calling to try to raise a gobble, but had no response.. I told him that sometimes I could INSPIRE a bird to gobble, but I could not FORCE them to gobble if they don't want to...
  7. I had one back in the late 70s, early 80s...I never remember having a malfunction....The double/single action took a little getting used to
  8. Happy Birthday to you and Willie Nelson ...<<GRIN>>....
  9. My property was quiet as a morgue this morning... No songbirds, no crows, no gobbling... Oh well, tomorrow is another day....
  10. I saw little difference in my physical abilities until about 50...Between 50-60, there was a noticable decrease, but not extreme...After 60, I started going to hell much faster..BIG difference between 60-70...Now that I am in my 70s, I see a big difference every year...<<sigh>>.....
  11. If I dropped 30 I'd be nothing but pecker and eyeballs.....
  12. Many full choke 20 gauge guns will give you killing patterns out to 30 or 35 yards, as Dirtime said you will need to pattern it to find out... Number 4 shot is pretty coarse for the 20 gauge lighter shot loads..I would suggest trying 1 or 1 1/8 oz loads of number 6 or 7 1/2 shot for a denser pattern and more pellet hits on target... Good luck !!...
  13. Not to change the subject from rust, but when you mentioned a VERY old Remington semi shotgun, a Model 11 came to mind, which was a humpback made from John Browning's patent.. As far as I know, that the only Rem semi shotgun made until the Model 48 / 11-48 which came out in 1948, followed by thier gas guns, the 58 , 878, and finally the 1100 around 1963... So which one is it..??... Feeble old inquiring minds want to know...Hehehe...
  14. There's a story about this... I had always carried 7 shells with me.Not 6.....not 8....SEVEN.. Superstition, I guess.. Then one spring since I had never need more than 2 or 3, I decided would carry FOUR shells... Opening morning, I called up a gobbler to about 25 yards...I shot right over his head and dumped two more at him as he flushed, and never touched a feather...Walked back to my truck with my dick in the dirt.. Standing by my truck, I heard a bird gobble across the road... I walked about a hundred yards and set up, and called the gobbler right in... He came in on a dead run, and popped out from behind a big oak about ten yards away..He spotted me and did a U turn, still traveling at about Mach IV... I shot my last shell at his head at a range where my pattern was about the size of a grapefruit and missed clean... Then I stood there with an empty shotgun and watched him run straight away with his head in the air.... I went back to carrying SEVEN shells after that..
  15. One opening morning many years ago, I called up and missed two separate longbeards by 7:00 AM.......
  16. Happy Birthday, Moose Man..!!....<<grin>>...
  17. WOW !!... That's super early.. I remember a study done in NY on nesting hens quite a few years back...In that study the average hatching date was June 13th...
  18. Thanks.....I'm glad SOMEBODY took over for me... WHEW !!!!.....
  19. You mean besides skydiving, hang gliding, and alligator wrestling ??
  20. Just another minority that feels the world owes them a living because of injustices done to them by our forefathers 200 years ago...Makes me sick....
  21. Altitude affects each person differently.....I barely see any difference at 8'000 feet, but a hunting buddy of mine is affected much more than I am... From 8000 to 11000 I need a day or two to acclimate....Never hunted much higher than that...
  22. The essence remains....Thank goodness they didn't SHAVE back then...
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