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Ultradog last won the day on January 23 2019

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    Twin Cities MN
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    Literature, History, Ford Tractors, A little hunting and fishing.

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  1. Any of you remember the hunt with Bill Jordan where he nicked a barbed wire fence with a broadhead? Must be 15 years ago now on one of RT's monster buck videos. He missed a great buck.
  2. Ultradog

    it's time

    Yeah, it's that time. We had flurry's on Friday but it melted as it hit the ground. I spent the day yesterday getting ready. Checked the antifreeze in the tractor, drained and ran the fuel out of the lawnmower, put the hose away. And I cleaned and swept my wife's stall in the garage after I used it all summer. It won't be long and it'll be looking like this again.
  3. I think if you've never lost a deer you've never hunted. Sorry to hear of your bad luck but it happens.
  4. Mike and I got my deer blind installed. Hauled it up to the land yesterday and unloaded it off the trailer. Used short pieces of 3/4" pipe and rolled it off. Used both the tractor and the pickup as a dead man to come-along it into place. Kind of scary doing it as it sits on a very narrow promontory about 15' above the old gravel pit floor. One mistake and it would have rolled over the side. It is very stable out there now though. I will go back up in a few days and get the electrics hooked up to it. I broke the 3/4" pvc conduit where it comes up out of the ground. Won't be hard to fi
  5. My cousin sent me this yesterday. Not the best photo but it gives a good hint. In my 50? years of hunting I have never seen a rack this big in our area. Never even Heard of anyone taking a deer this big up there. But of course there must be some. Cousin's place is about a mile (as the crow flys) from mine so not too far for a buck like this to travel during the rut. This would be a BOLT (buck of a life time) for sure. Time stamp on the photo says he went through at 2:30 AM.
  6. I didn't mention that I screwed it up. Max width you can legally haul on the highways is 102". Any wider and you need an over dimension permit. Somehow it ended up being about 105 1/2" at the eves. Ugh. I strapped it down tonight and hooked the PU to the trailer and tomorrow morning gonna just go with it. If it doesn't go well I'll post the story after I make bail. Wish me luck. Thanks for all the nice comments
  7. What a great post! It has it all. Hunting, game, guns, cute kids, critters, beautiful scenery and an excellent narrative to tie it all together. Thanks.
  8. For some reason it wouldn't let me edit but I wanted to mention: I have some camo netting to use as curtains. The type you can shoot an arrow through. I learned with the old blind that I need curtains or the deer can see you inside. That netting is up at the property and I'll install it when I get the blind up there.
  9. I got a little carried away with my new deer blind. Almost afraid to show it here. Especially since some of you don't like all the technology and prefer hunting the old way. But I finished it yesterday. 8'x8' All super insulated, carpeted - for sound and additional insulation. It will have electricity to it - like the old one. For heat, coffee pot, cell phone charging and a microwave on the shelf above the bunk. I built it here at home, on my trailer, with mostly free, cheap and used stuff l got off Craigslist. Still have quite a bit in it though. Will transport it up to the huntin
  10. I think if you are surrounded by beans and corn you aren't going to compete with those staples with a couple of 1 acre plots. So I would put in something that's extra tasty to the deer. Try planting something like turnips for them. Like you, I keep a couple of one acre plots. I'm not surrounded by crops like you but the deer get enough to eat from natural forage. But the deer love to cruise through my plots to grab a few tasty morsels. They don't stay long but just cruise through and eat a few mouthfuls of dessert. That's all you need is for them to cruise through on the
  11. I am not here to impugne or denigrate anyone for what they hunt or how they hunt it. This conversation started with a question about using technology to increase your success rate and the use of technology naturally causes ethical questions to be asked. When we go afield there is a high likelihood that a deer will die. Whether that deer is a button buck or a monster is somewhat immaterial as it is still just as dead. What seems to be happening though is we are not seeing a deer as one of God's own creatures or even as meat for our family. We are objectifying the deer as a set
  12. Who said anything about taking the first deer that comes along? I prefaced my post with a quote from Elkoholic. "In our insatiable quest to put trophies on the wall..."
  13. Elkoholic, Extra, oversized, double down dittos on your statement that TV and movies are a major cause of this. Television violence is so over the top. How many killings does the "average" tv watcher see in a year? Hundreds? How can that Not desensitize us? Television is the #1 destroyer of civil society. It is killing us - individually and collectively.