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  1. I haven't looked at this thread in some time, but it seems the gap widens. I'm glad that COVID hasn't impacted a lot of people, but feel bad for the folks that it has. A great deer hunter from the area, one some of you may know, just got out of 12 days in the hospital. He is in his thirties. There's no reason to be scared, but also no reason to be dismissive. Just stay smart. Don't lick doorknobs to prove how much you don't care lol. It's deer season, and we all want to be in the woods. If the rain ever stops...
  2. I haven't really had to make a choice since I developed an age-onset alcohol allergy - one beer and I'm okay, but the second beer makes my head explode. But even beforehand, I limited myself to a couple of drinks after a successful hunt, or after a particularly grueling one. I'm on board with alcohol and firearms not mixing, ever. And if anybody wants to make a go of climbing into what we've termed, "The Nosebleed Stand" drunk, I will video it.
  3. Lots of scrapes opening up and little bucks starting to trail doe. Seems normal. C'mon, Mother Nature!
  4. That's tough on a mutt! Particularly headed toward a move, when there's extra anxiety in the house and impending changes - dogs, like us older guys, are creatures of habit. Our Finnegan ended up eating not one, but two collars of shame while crated, recovering from Dr. Snip. The vet said they'd never heard of a dog doing that before. Made for an interesting couple of weeks watching bits of plastic pass through the GI tract. Good luck with recovery! And the move, of course. We can't wait for the story to continue.
  5. Luckily it's a short walk, and so $80 an hour equates to ~$4 net. Truth be told, I don't know anything about that. But if it's like everything else, it will probably impact your wallet. My daughter got rear-ended standing still at a traffic light. The car was called totaled. Now we need to get her a new car ASAP, and it looks like they're paying MSRP or above for many models. It's catching up with us, and it ain't going to be pretty.
  6. In response to the vaccine causing myocarditis, or heart inflammation, in young men: the FDA has access to the same numbers that socialist health care systems have used to nix the Moderna vaccine. Our FDA has decided that the VERY small risk of myocarditis following vaccination is outweighed by the more significant risk of myocarditis from actually catching the disease. That makes sense to me, particularly since the former trends mild, but the later can be quite severe, even in youngsters. In response to Outdoortom's open letter from the director of a small hospital: you are not wrong. While most doctors actively support vaccination, I know a number who, like me, are profoundly in opposition to mandates. We are losing people who should be exempt - it's going to catch up with us. I do not think that health care workers are the primary vector for transmission of COVID at this point in time. These efforts should be focused elsewhere. They are misguided and IMHO foment discord where none should exist.
  7. Awesome story, and right on so many levels
  8. This data is from 12-15 year olds in the UK, who are at very little risk of viral complications upon early infection. Of course, the same is not true as we are finding out a year down the road, but that data is only now emerging and isn't solid enough to support rigorous conclusions. Regardless, I would urge interested readers to compare the vaccine risks of myocarditis to similar risks in unvaccinated children before jumping up and down about how the vaccine is hurting our kids, and also ask how myocarditis was defined. The devil is in the details, and it's easy to make numbers fit a narrative. As always, I am not in favor of mandates, but I am in favor of informed decision making and sound judgement. Although of course that's not necessary either - people should be free to make as many stupid decisions as they want about their own bodies. I have some bad hair pics and drunken ink that I'd like to take back proving just that lol.
  9. This is heartbreaking, and I feel your loss. There's some likelihood that I knew your Mom, as I've been at UR for 32 years, but regardless, it sounds like she was a special lady. You and your family will be in my prayers tonight.
  10. Thank you for making the exception and taking the time to provide a detailed explanation. I am in the process of transitioning, and I can assure you that I will be in touch as my network grows. Right now, I am running several different brands in order to find that sweet spot that is right for me. But good advice is always valuable! I will reach out to you as I narrow down the field. Again, much appreciated.
  11. Phade, here's a question for you that I just spent 20 minutes researching and couldn't find the answer to. With the Tactacam, do all of the cameras have to be on the same data plan? And is there an option to purchase more photos or upgrade one of the plans when a camera reaches it's limit without having to upgrade every camera's plan? I realize that the simple option is to go the unlimited route, but this seems like a waste of money for cameras that are in low traffic areas. Thanks.
  12. I will wait for the story to unfold further before passing judgement. Sometimes appearances are deceptive. If in fact it's exactly as it appears, then yeah, the guy deserves what he will get eventually, courtesy of the big man.
  13. I'd be willing to believe that there's more to the story than anyone will admit. But man, that goes for almost anything. I doubt that many of the conspiracy theories online are even close to the truth, though. As for docs not getting the jab, I guess I simply haven't seen it. I'm sure such a thing exists, but in my department of 500, with 1000 doctors total at the hospital, I don't know a single one who wasn't vaccinated as soon as possible. However, I do collaborate with a very smart individual who hasn't gotten poked, and she is resisting it with all of her effort, but she's also doing it out of a sense of stubbornness. She simply doesn't countenance being told what to do. She has no concerns as to the safety of the vaccine.
  14. So, I figured I'd post this quickly before headed off to work on stands and blinds. Heard lots of folks say doctors have no right to get frustrated with unvaccinated patients. After all, do they get frustrated with obese smokers? The answer is yes, but the difference is that obese smokers are hurting themselves, while unvaccinated folks are contributing to the continued stream of patients, some of them in good heath otherwise who are now in a bad way with COVID. Let me be clear that I am not advocating for vaccine mandates. I'm really just trying to interject a bit of perspective into the conversation. Doctors perceptions are skewed because they only see the worst outcomes. That having been said, it's tough to ignore what's right in front of you all day every day, and it's equally difficult not to feel frustration when you perceive others to be contributing to the chaos. Whether that's a valid perception or not is immaterial. After eighteen months of this, docs just want it to be over more so than anybody. This is just one man's opinion, and my dad had a saying about opinions and arseholes...
  15. Lots of ways to get messed up in the woods. Here's a simple example that maybe can save somebody else from doing the same thing. My Mom's husband was putting up a ladder stand by himself. When it started to lean back too much, he tried to save it from falling, but instead positioned himself as a human fulcrum. The ladder tipped over and one of the bolts cause inside his wedding ring. It took his finger right off his hand. And he was a pretty good fiddler, too. This sounds like a freak accident, but turns out to happen with some regularity. Bottom line is: take off your jewelry when you're hanging stands. You don't want there to be anything gets caught if something falls.
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