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About Ultradog

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  • Birthday 07/04/1953


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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. Not exactly my kind of music but if you click on the sub titles function the words are translated for you at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Not exactly my kind of music but if you click on the sub titles function the words are translated for you at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Ultradog

    the future

    Read the article below. I think we will be like the New Zealanders. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/new_zealands_voluntary_gun_turnin_reels_in_a_whopping__530_guns.html
  4. Ultradog

    The moose hunt

    Elkoholic's post about the moose hunt got me thinking about this story. My good friend Dick is a retired Minneapolis cop. He worked with a bunch of guys who every year would apply for the moose lottery. There had to be 4 people apply together and if you got picked, win, lose or draw, it was a once in a lifetime deal. His coworkers applied for several years but never got picked. Then one year one of them retires and moves to a warmer state so they need to find a 4th guy to apply. So they ask Dick to join. Dick is kind of reluctant to go but they keep bugging him. So he mentions it to his wife, who happens to be dying of cancer and she strongly encourages him to go. So kind of reluctantly, he's in, never thinking they'd get drawn for a tag. But by golly they did get drawn. So the opener comes and they get into the woods and are just letting Dick out of the jeep by the blind they have set up for him. He gets out and looks around and says to the others "Say fellows, there is a moose over there. Should I shoot it?" Well, they all go apoplectic on him to shoot it so Dick, once a Marine and member of the MPD Swat team, calmly loads his rifle, takes aim over the roof of the jeep, pulls the trigger and BANG! The moose, not a huge one but a good mature bull, runs about 50 yards and drops. This all happens about 10 minutes after legal shooting time on opening morning. Then they have to figure out how to get the big moose outta there. So they hire a young kid with a 4X4 pickup and a farmer with a front end loader on his tractor and spend half the day getting it loaded and in to the local butcher shop to be processed. All is good and there's lots of celebrating that night. So back at work on Monday, Dick gets a call from the butcher who tells him there was a fire at the butcher shop and everything was burned to the ground. I don't remember what caused it. Dick is suspicious of course so he calls the local sheriff up there and tells the guy; "Hey sheriff, I'm a Minneapolis cop so as one LEO to another will you level with me on what happened with that fire up there?" And the sheriff tells him the facts of the fire, how it is still technically under investigation but it does Not look suspicious at all. "It was just one of those flukes." So Dick, the hapless moose hunter, loses his trophy and the only proof that it ever happened is in the memories of those who were there. And no, the DNR wouldn't make an exception and let them go again. Once in a lifetime means once in a lifetime. And that my friends, is the end of the story.
  5. Mom always told me I was born with a bang - on 7/4/53 Oh, and my draft number was 22. I hope you all have a good holiday.
  6. Ultradog

    Summer check in

    I haven't posted here in a while. Have been real busy with work and stuff around the house. I'm going to be working on the soffit and fascia on the new garage this weekend. Have the siding on order so that will be my next project. The building permit states all work must be done within a year and I'll be pushing that date pretty hard. About 40 days till the 2019 hunting regs are published and we'll know what our tag limits are - whether it's bucks only, does by lottery only, hunters choice, etc, etc and 138 days till the rifle opener.
  7. If you don't mind a used one look on craigslist. Lots of cheap grills there - people moving and can't take it with them, etc. Ive been half heartedly watching for a good used propane grill. Don't want a big fancy one. Just something simple and reliable.
  8. I got a call about 7:00 yesterday morning from my tennant. She said the 500 gal propane tank had tipped over. I thought, "Whaaat??" It's 120 mi from here and I was working and don't have a way to lift it back up so I told her to call the propane company. She had just put 300 gals in it. He came pretty quickly and sent me the photo. No leaks fortunately. I own the tank. It's been there for at least 10 years and never moved. The propane co delivered it and set it up. Seems strange but it's pretty obvious what happened - sun warmed the ground on one side. The other side was shaded by the tank. The guy came pretty quickly and had it set back up in less than an hour. Cost me $200 which was a lot less than I expected. I will do something to block it up better this summer. This is sort of hunting related as it's up at the property where I hunt.
  9. I bought the lumber to build some shelving in the new garage yesterday. Am slowly getting it organized. Will order the siding for the exterior this week. My 83 yo pal Kenny wants to give me a big Miller wire feed welder if he can use it now and then. He brought the phase converter for it over yesterday. I will start wiring that in today. Me and the Mrs. went to the big fish dinner at the Catholic church on Friday night. We do that every year during Lent. I love to go to that. Last night we made a big venison/pork meatloaf. Got leftovers now. Mmm mmm!
  10. My 83 yo pal Kenny and I are heading to a big tractor boneyard in Downing, WI in the AM to look for some parts we need. I will work a bit, both Sat and Sun. Am skimcoating out a bathroom so an hour of mudding saves a whole day on the end of the job because of the dry time. 232 days till the rifle opener.
  11. Ultradog

    If it can,

    There is an alternative. The modern saying is "A woman can fix anything! So long as she has a cell phone and a checkbook." You could just sit in the house, do your hair and nails and have the snow moved and machinery fixed for you. I say be glad you can do stuff - even if sometimes there are setbacks.
  12. Like Elcoholic we finally got above freezing here for the first time in over a month - maybe 6 weeks. But they're saying another 3-5" of snow today so winter ain't over yet. I'm going to get started on building some heavy shelves in the new garage this weekend. I keep thinking about our deer herd here. We've had a brutal winter with lot's of snow and below zero temps. I'll bet it's taken a severe toll on the deer and we'll be back to bucks only and doe tags by lottery this fall. Just when the herd was getting built up enough that we had Hunter's choice and even could take a bonus deer last year. Such is life in the frozen North I guess.
  13. Ultradog

    Dream to Reality

    Giving advice on what tractor to buy is a little like giving advice on what house to buy. Without knowing your budget we're not going to be able to give you any meaningful advice. I am into old tractors and with 4 tractors of my own and upwards of 30K posts on various tractor forums flatter myself by thinking I know a bit about them. Old tractors are cheap but you need to be a guy who can at least install new distributer points in one, change a water pump, convert one to 12 Volts or rebuild a carburator. If you can't (or won't) you are better off buying a newer machine. I know far less about newer machines but still probably more than most guys and could give you some advice on horsepower needs and brands to look for. I see a lot of people try to do the logging, mowing, deer plot stuff with a 4 wheeler which they really aren't designed for. So they wear out an $8K machine in pretty short order. An old $2K tractor will do WAY more work than a 4 wheeler and do it for years and years without breaking it or wearing it out. I would be glad to help if I can.
  14. Snow duty here. Again! We had about 6" I think it was on Tuesday and I didn't have time to plow it out. Then we got another 5? inches yesterday. I'm running out of room to put it. If this was December or January I would be a little depressed about it all but it is March and l know it can not last now. We've gained over 2 hours of daylight since December too so that helps. PS A lot of people are going to have a heck of a time getting their fish houses off the lakes this year. They have to be off by Sunday or there's fairly stiff fines for non compliance.
  15. Ultradog

    Dream to Reality

    I am very happy for you Frank. That looks like a great place and you have lots of ways to develop it for white tails. Maybe I missed it but do you have any tillable land? It doesn't take a lot for deer plots. Oh, and now you'll need an old tractor. They are more useful in the woods than a 4 wheeler. Congratulations!