Rattler

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    Catskills
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    Hunting, Fishing, Women & Whiskey

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    Catskills
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    Kimber 84M Montana 7mm-08
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    Vintage Colt Recurve
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  1. Used to hunt them a lot in a state that wasn't controlled by stupid emotional bird watchers.
  2. This time of year, Grouse are where the food is. If you know what they're eating, you will find them. The best days now are when the sun is shining and there is no wind. When the temps rise above freezing, the grouse become more active. The depth of the snow here in Delaware County currently isn't a factor. Look for them to be on the ground under pine trees with low branches that offer them cover, warmth and less snow on the ground. Hunting alone for them is tough, as they are going to flush out the other side of the pine tree when you approach, not offering you a shot. The grouse numbers seem to be down this year too. I'm seeing far less than I was seeing the last couple of years. BTW, I had a Vizsla years ago and also hunted pheasant over my friend's Vizsla many times. They are great bird dogs and will find grouse for you if they are there.
  3. All of the people responsible for the current BS impeachment are members of the same rotten barrel of leftists. Sadly, every elected Democrat in DC today seems to be under the control of the most dangerous leftists. That party is no longer working for the best interests of US citizens. They do not vote for what's best for America. they vote what is best for keeping them in power so they can continue to ruin this country.
  4. Very timely article for this thread.... https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2020/1/12/4-hunting-dogs-perfect-for-families/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=insider&utm_campaign=0120
  5. What many do not realize is, Iraq fought a war with Iran for about a decade prior to the Kuwait invasion. Iraq agreed to fight Iran as a proxy for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Those countries agreed to finance Iraq's war expenses. Kuwait reneged on their debt and refused to pay Iraq even after they were threatened with military force to collect it. Iraq, after exhausting all diplomatic options with regard to the payment, decided to invade Kuwait and take over it's oil fields in retaliation. The US government, being a Kuwait ally, sided with Kuwait and used the US armed forces to run Saddam Hussein out of the oil fields and back to Iraq. Worried about a vacuum in the Iraq power structure, with a possible rise in terrorists expected, the US government stopped it's pursuit and let Hussein be in the end. Not long after, Osama Bin Laden, being pissed the US government put troops on "sacred" Saudi soil during the Iraq war, implemented the 9/11 attacks against the US. Consequently, troops were sent to Afghanistan to fight the terrorists operating there, in order to prevent future attacks. It was during that operation, the US government claimed Iraq was also involved with the terrorists and possessed "weapons of mass destruction". Consequently, the US government deployed troops to Iraq again to find and kill Hussein. No weapons of mass destruction were ever found, but evidence indicates they may have been moved to Syria prior to US troops returning to Iraq. So, when you think about it, all of the brave, patriotic US fighting men who did their duty to the point of dying, fighting like true warriors and deserving all of our respect, plus all of the civilians and firefighters who died on 9/11, were involved in conflicts that could have been avoided if the US government simply told Kuwait to pay Iraq what it owed them. Why didn't the US government do that? The government doesn't always tell the truth about it's goals. The government is not your friend.
  6. Deal directly with Limbsaver and it will be done right away. Remington will not be as responsive. I think it google's up as Simms Vibration Laboratories.
  7. From a forum that dealt with this pad issue in the past. "Remington is not interested in my recoil pad, I did find the name, Limbsaver on it, so I sent them an e-mail, I got a quick response, they said they were aware of the problem, it was a bad shipment of rubber they received from their supplier, and they are sending me a new one. Now that is customer service done right."
  8. The maker of those recoil pads had a problem with them and will replace it for free if you contact them and let them know you have that problem. I did it with my SPS a few years back. They had a bad mix in the rubber then. The new one doesn't melt.
  9. I was turkey hunting with my camo Mossberg 835 and put it down on the forest floor while looking for a spot to build a ground blind. I wasn't 15 yards from it, but couldn't see it. It took me at least 2 minutes to find it and it was already light at the time.
  10. I think he's saying no round fed from the mag into the chamber.
  11. Don't have a dog right now, but the best bird dog I ever owned was a Hungarian Vizsla. They also make great pets, well mannered and intelligent. Pretty dog too!
  12. The rifle was found in 2014 and has had it's manufacture date determined. There is no way of knowing how long it has been out there against the tree however. Nobody knows how it got there, or what is the story behind it's travels, so it will just remain a curio and relic with an interesting origin. The rifle was loaded when found. My guess is, some old timer carrying it in the early 1900's or so, put it down for some reason, and suffering from dementia or "old timers" disease, forgot where he left it.