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  3. Blues handled business yesterday! Up 3 games to 2 on the Sharks. We need to finish it at home tomorrow night & get ready for Boston.
  4. MUDRUNNER

    Property Dispute

    Sheesh. Man that sucks having to deal with all of this nonsense Frank. It sort of puts a damper on the excitement of owning new ground. I never realized there was a law about a fence becoming a set property line after 20 years. Hope you get this resolved with out too much of a problem.
  5. LOL holy crap....now that's a hand cannon.
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  7. Congratulations Dave. Way to go with adjusting and getting it done.
  8. Mathews XT Man

    Ticks

    at the moment it is SNOWING HERE!! when they all come out,.... it's going to be a CLOUD!!
  9. Either/or, I think. The Merriam's and Gould's I've shot usually have thick, but rounded, spurs. Has to be a result of wearing them on the abrasive landscape where they live. But a buddy of mine has told me about one particular place in Montana he has hunted Merriam's. Says the gobblers in that one particular area have NO spurs...………..not even a button where they SHOULD be. Weird.
  10. Great story and great bird !!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!
  11. Strut10

    Ticks

    Just found one embedded in my tricep this morning. 😡
  12. fly

    Ticks

    My new land has plenty of ticks skeeters and biting gnats of some kind (not black flies - smaller but larger than no-see-ums). I use permetherin to keep the ticks off me. So far I've seen plenty on my pack, boots, hat and clothes but they get off immediately and so far not one tick has embedded in my skin. Deep woods off helps with skeeters but the gnats got me a few days ago. They got inside my bug net and got me on the cheeks, ears, and neck. My face looked like I had been in a fight. I've heard vanilla extract on a neck rag works - will try that next time out.
  13. fly

    May 17 check-in

    Good luck with the new job Tim! I've been at SIUE for 20 years now so I now what you mean. My daughter's HS graduation party was yesterday and she'll be attending the University of Illinois this fall. By working at a state university for 7+ years my kids can get 1/2 off tuition so I'll likely be at SIUE for at least 4 more years and longer depending on where my son goes next year. Probably by that time I'll just stay there and retire (LOL). We've had the air on for a couple weeks now. Didn't get too many nights of just keeping the windows open this spring as It jumped from cold to hot in about a week.
  14. So sorry to hear about this Joe.
  15. Congrats Dave!! Ya got er done!👍
  16. Glad you made your decision on your job! I did the same thing on Monday. Move my toolbox out on Friday after work. I'll bring it home and clean and organize it and take it to the new place Saturday morning. Looking forward to the change, and finally working on the water! Thinking about getting a little Jetta TDI to buzz back and forth to work in. Will be driving about 80 miles per day. Would be a lot better on fuel than the Silverado! We have a long weekend here in Canada this weekend. Got the lawn mowed today. Will try and finish Emma's new room tomorrow since it will be raining. Just have to paint the door and baseboards. We were going to go over to a park in Quebec this morning that has a 9 mile road with tame wild animals that come up to the window of the vehicle and eat out of your hand. Never made though. Guess it can wait for another weekend.
  17. fly

    Property Dispute

    Yep - I recorded a video showing where it is on the ground, washed out, buried, and overgrown with brush. The south west corner also impacts my neighbor as the fence is well off his line as well - probably even the neighbor next to him. I'll report back after speaking with the lawyer.
  18. wtnhunt

    Property Dispute

    Good luck with it Frank. Shame it has turned in that direction. One thing I would be certain to do is to take many pics of the fence in question. If it has not been kept up and is not in a straight line, think you have a strong case for arguing the fence is not a maintained structure that follows the deed. Unfortunately no way you can know how long the guy has kept the fence.
  19. Oh my - I wonder if they will be at range day at SHOT - sure would like to play with one of those.
  20. we got as much planted this week as we could, rain to start about 9 p.m. here, and continue all weekend, up to 4+ inches! Im going to go run forwarder sat. get caught up some.
  21. fly

    Property Dispute

    For those not familiar with the backstory check out the Lounge thread titled: What would you do? Here is the latest news... This came in the mail today. I will consult with a real estate lawyer next week. Again, the property in dispute is less than a half acre along the eastern and southern borders.
  22. Thought we needed some new pictures in here. With the exception of the humming bird, these were taken while out bear hunting. My daughter gets credit for the first three pics as she accompanied me on one hunt/hike.
  23. With the season ending this coming Sunday, I thought it best if I got serious about filling my tag. I had been hunting turkeys in the mornings and going bear hunting in the afternoons. The problem being that in the mornings there was competition with the hens. The gobblers would gobble from the roost in response to my calling but after flying down would take off with the hens in a different direction and no calling I did would bring them back. I even tried staying silent and guessing which way they would go after flying down so I could head them off. They would seem to wander aimlessly about the mountains, but at least they weren't holed up on private property like early in the season. Yesterday, I decided to change it up and hunt turkeys in the afternoon as they headed up the mountain towards where they tended to roost. Original plan was to try and intercept them but as they started working their way up I realized that I had missed the mark by almost a quarter mile (there's a lot of mountain). Time to try my limited calling skills. With a few clucks and purrs every five to ten minutes I managed to pull them my way. There were four gobblers and a couple of jakes. As the lead gobbler came strutting to within 25 yards, I let the 870 speak and 1&3/4 oz. of #5 Hevi-Shot did it's job. It is amazing how heavy that bird felt toting it the 2 miles down the mountain to my truck. Must'a weighed 50 lbs. Actually, a tick under 20 lbs. and a nine inch beard. When it comes to spurs, most of the birds I've shot have none, just a rounded bump, but this one did have 1/2 inch spurs. I'm not sure if the dry, rocky terrain has anything to do with the lack of spurs or it's a genetic thing. It had been trying to rain all afternoon, with the occasional raindrop, back just as I reached the truck the sky opened up, a real toad-choker as my Oklahoman friend would say. A fitting end to the afternoon.
  24. That's a whole bunch of birds! You done good. Great pictures too. I'm not sure I'd spend the kind of money that journey must have cost just to hunt turkeys, but follow your passion.
  25. After watching this video, I might need a new toy. A step up in bear stopping power from my 454 Casull. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkOLRFIbBts&feature=youtu.be
  26. elkoholic

    Ticks

    Lucky you😉 I've been averaging over two dozen ticks on me per each hunting/hiking excursion. A combination of Deet and permethrin seems to have lowered the totals but nothing seems to totally block or repel them. On top of that, the skeeters seem to have woken up. The black flies and horse flies will be next.
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