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Everything posted by grampy

  1. Congratulations Al. I've had my LTDL since 1998. So much fun as you well know, working with a dog to achieve a goal. Your dog can be certified as well.
  2. Great job Al. Very cool! I always wanted to do something similar.
  3. I have a couple ATI products. I find them to be great quality at a good price. This OU model would be worth having! I want one!
  4. As AL said, better safe than sorry my friend. The Dox is good insurance medicine. You have a good doctor. My hunting partner has found ticks on him twice this winter! This mild winter will increase the tick population. Be vigilant out there checking for the nasty things. And using Permethrine helps alot.
  5. I just leave the arrows from misses, in the trees as monuments to myself to make better shots! Got a few monuments scattered over the farm. Most are really old. One or two more recent.
  6. I believe my reputation here, as far as contribution, speaks for itself. So does yours.
  7. Mayor McCheese was, and still is, one of the most abrasive people on this site. Seen it too often during all the years I've spent here. He should have been banned years ago. Perhaps this place would have been better off. The annual "Hunters Are Only Hunting For Antlers" thread always got the membership hugging, and singing Kumbaya.
  8. So says the new Mayor here.........
  9. I hold no animosity towards anyone here. I go to both sites. I don't think there is any kind of competition. It is what it is. Everyone is free to pick and choose as they like.
  10. Happy Birthday Al !!!! Hope your day is filled up with all the good stuff!
  11. Congratulations on a great buck!!!! Good luck up in Maine!!!
  12. You don't represent me little mayor man......lol And you really don't represent anyone other than yourself. I will continue to post here whenever I please, just to toy with you. And contribute something meaningful, as I've always tried to do here. I'm still a member, same as you. Still some real good folks here, who I know YOU don't represent. So continue all your good work mayor.
  13. I have no idea what you're talking about little mayor man......lol Do you? I know you are always right. Right? And you get your wood from confrontation. Right? So you start going off on anyone who still posts here. Because you want members to stay here and make this a better place. Right? Makes perfect sense. Right? Maybe you should take the wood and rub it till it burns. Right?
  14. I can, and will, do whatever the hell I please! I don't, and never did, need you're approval for anything little man. Who voted you mayor over here?
  15. No reason for there to be competition between here and there. Everyone is free to come and go as they please. It's just that no new members can get on here anymore. I've been on here for years, and enjoyed it!!! But with no owner participation saw it just turn into a constant political bitch fest. Most everything posted turned political. That's not why I come to a hunting and outdoor forum. If I want to debate politics, there are more appropriate places to do so. As for cliques......I have made some friends for life from this place. Some are here, some are there, most go back and forth. Seems as if all of a sudden a member here is firing up his own clique??? Whatever..... It doesn't have to be that way at all.
  16. I've been visiting both places. For sure quieter here now. Still some good folks here.
  17. Congratulations to D! What an awesome buck!!! Looking forward to your pictures next phade!!
  18. Very hard to piece together the puzzle, from a couple pictures on a forum. And a somewhat confusing testimony. Also, many times what we "see" isn't exactly what is going on, with what the arrow did to the deer. Before we can try to help, some more information may be useful. What position was the deer standing at the shot? Quarter to slightly, or away? Complete broadside? You say the shot was quick. Was the deer alert to your grandson before he shot? Did you recover the arrow? What did it look like? Anything on it other than blood? Did you do a sniff test? Gut or liver will have a distinctive smell. Just looking at what you posted, and not being there. One can only make a guess. Though there is some blood, it's only about a pint total, that I can see. Deer have 7 or 8 pints in them, and you say he stopped bleeding. It does appear to have some small bubbles in the four pictures of the same pool. But again, hard to tell from a picture. He may have hit low and possibly clipped one lung? Deer can survive this, or die from it. I've seen both happen. After the rain tomorrow, definitely keep looking. For the deer. And hopefully more sign. Though with temps in the 60s and the deer was hit last night, the meat may be compromised? I truly hope your grandson can find his first buck. And really rooting for you to find him! Best of luck.
  19. He's probably still fairly close!! Hope he gets closer!!!
  20. I voted before coming to work. This is a very important election. Get out there and vote!!! We need the red wave to wash out the stink!!!
  21. I say dead deer Burt. The high hit with no exit wound will leave a sparse blood trail at first. But as the chest cavity fills up, he will start bleeding from his nose and mouth. Also from the arrow wound. Just to be sure give him at least four hours. You will likely find him where he crashed a hundred yards or less from where you last saw him.
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