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  1. I just returned from Hawaii . I shot a nice billy .

    Good luck on your upcoming hunt and have a great vacation .


  2. greybeard

    anyone hunt in Hawaii

    After boar hunting in November the outfitter said that since I had taken a few boars with them maybe I would consider a goat hunt in May . I had hunted goats at Parker Ranch, but not with Nahele so I said that I would. On the morning of the hunt, when we reached the property, I realized I was a little familiar with parts of the land that they hunt and , at times, spotted some really nice goats there and had even taken photos of a herd there a few years ago.....Since my previous posts did not involve this outfitter for goats I thought that I'd add it. The terrain is similar to where I had goat hunted before, which is open land with hills , ruts, and rocks so I always use a walking stick, and wear good hiking boots(and wear sunscreen).. It was cool in the morning, but got hot pretty fast and we had very little wind. We took a stand on a hill and after a short while we spotted goats in large herds in the distance. Some heading in our general direction. We didn't actually count the # of goats, but there were easily over 100 of them . There were some really nice billies. Some had horns that swept backwards which they refer to as "Hawaiian Ibex", and some had wide horns ,( those goats with WIDE horns are sometimes referred to as "Helicopter billies".) They are the same species, but just have different horn shapes. I wanted a goat with a wider spread so when an opportunity came for an "Ibex" I passed it up. Most were passing us at distance that I was not comfortable with to shoot so we discussed stalking and planned out a route to take. However , before we moved a herd came to within 200 yards and I picked out a billy, at 168 yds. and took him with a .257 Roberts. We butchered the meat, which gets donated , and I'm thinking of a horn mount rather than another Euro mount. Hawaii Island(The Big Island ) has wild cattle and I'm thinking of hunting a Vancouver Bull in the fall, if not I would redo a goat hunt. I attached a photo of the goat, but for some reason it posted upside down, but it gives an idea of his looks.
  3. greybeard

    anyone hunt in Hawaii

    BigGuyNY.. I hadn't planned on going back now, but I'll be on the Big Island soon ..I set up a hunt so if you want me to ask the Outfitter anything, let me know by pm...I'll be back there again in the spring so, if you want , you can let me know as your trip gets closer.
  4. greybeard

    anyone hunt in Hawaii

    I just back 2 weeks ago(September) and had another successful boar hunt with Nahele Outfitters. A hurricane was due to hit the Big Island on the day of the hunt, but it was downgraded to a tropical storm and then it missed us, but it whacked Maui and I think Oahu too... So I had good weather for my hunt. I'm considering "revisiting" goat hunting in the spring. I'm not sure what hunting info that you are looking for, but am happy to help if I can.. I think it'd be best to pm me for the info, because I'm not on this site too much and if you pm me I'll get a message in my email and respond to you..
  5. greybeard

    Who Remembers This Actor??

    Matt Dillon.. It's on cable every day in the afternoon.
  6. greybeard

    anyone hunt in Hawaii

    I just returned to NY from Hawaii. I experienced my first earthquakes(2) while I was there...The volcano was really active too.. I saw quite a few turkeys(not in season) and boars and shot a boar. It rained really hard during the boar hunt and at times visibility was tough. I'll be going back soon, but I think my hunts will only be for boars so unless I learn anything new about hunting there I'll end this post
  7. greybeard

    So I’m putting in my papers

    congrats.. enjoy every minute..Best of luck and happiness I am fully retired for 20 years this year and I love it !!
  8. Do you think that Insurance companies will ever not cover firearms, or related issues, or charge more for homeowner's insurance to gun owners l. Some companies don't cover bites from some breeds of dogs ?
  9. greybeard

    Soth shore Long Islad surf

    Thanks Shawn.. You too ...
  10. Years back,for some reasons that I now don't remember I looked into some history on gun control in our early days. As I recall gun control was here from even before the constitution, and when it was written.. Native Americans, slaves, indentured servants, Catholics and I think also those who wouldn't support loyalty to the revolutioncould not own firearms. I've discussed it since then and do remember some things, but you can double check my facts. As far as local laws.. Tombstone, Dodge City and a few others had local restrictions about carrying guns. So the Sullivan Act, the Safe Act and other local restrictions and laws are nothing new. So the 2nd amendment is not as broad as one might think. I know that an argument is that things were different so slaves and native Americans, in particular, were considered different, but that's the point.. Things were different ..
  11. greybeard

    Gun Laws

    no.. I think regulations are necessary..Like land 1 posted there are too many "whack jobs". Doc, I'm sure that you remember that we used to be able to buy an army surplus m1 carbine for $60 and under and It came with a 15 shot clip and could get a banana clip mail order if you wanted one. Most hunter's that I knew weren't interested in it because it wasn't good for anything that we hunted, but some bought them. Things were very different then and I never remember a mass shooting. Maybe there's just too much hate and intolerance now.
  12. I've traveled a bit and had thought about moving, but after checking things out have always decided that Long Island is perfect for my lifestyle. The taxes may be a little high, but I find that the quality of life, FOR ME, is better here. The gun laws here have no effect on me.
  13. greybeard

    Reccomend ed species for charter.

    TurtleFace..I didn't mention this earlier because I forgot... This is my opinion..For big blues..If you have a thick piece of FRESH bluefish see if you can split it and make it thinner.. So if it's an inch thick make it 1/2 inch thick. Sometimes those thick pieces aren't so good..Immediately after filleting a fresh blue I slide the knife between the skin and meat to remove the skin. Sometimes on the big ones I purposely leave more meat on the skin to get rid of more of that red line and make it thinner..You lose some meat, but I THINK that it's better eating. I fillet and skin all saltwater fish that I catch. Some people like their fish whole, but I prefer fillets. If you wait too long to fillet a blue and it's not fresh it won't slide off the skin smoothly and will be a mess. So as I wrote earlier keep it cold..
  14. greybeard

    Reccomend ed species for charter.

    nice fish.. congrats...They should be coming into the south shore inlets in about a month from now. I don't fish from boats any longer. I either fish the inlets from shore, surf cast, or kayak fish. I can't cook at all..When I cook fish, or game I cook the the same way, just time it different... Squirrels.. venison.. birds.. and fish are all the same method.(my wife is a great cook thank God) On blues, after bleeding, removing the red line, and keeping on ice, or frozen for up to 1 week I coat, or soak in olive/garlic oil.. then salt.. pepper.. paprika...put on bottom shelf for maybe 10 minutes.. then to top shelf(broil??) for a couple of minutes and that's it.. For those who want to keep a bluefish and don't get it on ice, or in a cooler, especially in warm weather it'll turn to mush kinda like oatmeal.
  15. greybeard

    Vegans and masculinity

    If man makes it, don't eat it.. Jack LaLanne. tommyc ..I ate Italian food my whole life and for many years ate pizza 5 days a week in Howard Beach...I also ate all kinds of crap..Well, one day about 20 years ago I got a blood test and had some issues so I went to more natural foods and lots of vegetables. I wouldn't eat vegetables for my whole life up until then. My mother in law used to say that I was the only Italian who didn't eat vegetables..My blood work has come out really good in recent years since I corrected all of my problems by changing diet, I break it once in a while, but am pretty strict.. I do eat some meat and quite a bit of of fish.