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Hunting Season Almost Here!

post #1 of 18
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Sure, snow is just around the corner, too, but I always live a little better in the Fall. The land is posted, and I am ratcheting in ladder stands, trimming trees for climbers, scewing in steps for lock-ons, and finally, sighting in my rifles. There's plenty of activity and deer sign; and there is always one nice eight point dominant in the area.

I was too lazy to plant brown millet for doves this year; huge hawks have just about eaten them all anyways.

And I also sold over 25 rifles and shotguns....trimmed the battery to 6.5x55 carbine, 7x57, 8x57, and .338 Win Mag., and possible .458 Lott on the way for SA trip I am planning.

Nothing like Fair Chase!
post #2 of 18

hey, go with Ted

he'll kill the eff outta those evil beasties withya.

http://www.tednugent.com/ranch/ted_hunts_2.shtml
post #3 of 18
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jest deep fried up some corn meal dusted venison cube steaks now! dayum!:
post #4 of 18

phil

Phil has some good hawk recipies.

Bet you have a stand near some old apple trees or do you just "lure em' in" with one of those timed feeders ... "sportin like"?
post #5 of 18
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Oh yeah...I've got cracked corn and molasses everywhere. I hunt in an air conditioned, heated condo and watch college football or talk on my cell. Between bottles of bourbon.....I intentionally wound deer, and when they are down, grab the antlers and make them walk from the woods to the pickup truck, where I make the deer jump in the bed. Then I finish it off. It's fun driving up and down Main street with a dead, bloody animal flopping around the back of the truck, and all my redneck friends hollerin at me, and drinkin and carryin on. My pickup don gat mufflers, so you know when I'm in town.

When I'm too hungover to shoot, I have some redneck tie a deer to a pole. I sit in the condo, and between bottles of bourbon, try to shoot the deer. Sometimes it takes all afternoon!
post #6 of 18

zackly

as i reckoned.
post #7 of 18

poachin joo-y-z style

I used to work with a gal at the Dept. of Agriculture in the 70's, she was an urban gal who went "Piney Primitive". She and her "significant other" were caught two times poaching the canada geese at "corporate ponds".

The last time I saw her (before she got the axe), she pulled her ol' beat van into the lab on a Sunday to poach supplies (towels, light bulbs etc.) to use in her barber/beauty shop. The van exploded in a racket that sounded like a maniac let loose with a ten pound sledge in a drum. The deer they jacked before they came to the lab "came back to life". Lets call him "John" (cause that was his name anyway), had to shoot it a few more times (still in the van).

We got em' too.
post #8 of 18
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Yuki there are more deer/car collisions than there are deer hunted/taken in this county (Laurens). At night bambi is in town munching on everything in sight.
post #9 of 18

two legged un's

I was refering to the red-necked, Chevy van wid' da bald tires,types.

Deer in NJ .... can't hardly hunt them (legal discharge of firearms in developed area stuff), so now thy have to pay "hit teams" of pro snipers who have to wrestle with PITA.

Get me outa here!

Wife and son came back from salmon fishing in B.C. Population of the salmon is down because of the over protection of the seals???
post #10 of 18
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Population of the salmon is down because of the over protection of the seals???
That's a bunch of hogwash the real culprits are trying to sell to divert attention away from them. Salmon populations on the West Coast are down due to the following:

-- Over fishing especially by the large Asian factory ships with their giant nets that strip mine the sea
-- Logging & development along the streams where the salmon lay their eggs
-- Dams especially the two Snake River dams near Lewiston, ID
-- Pollution

The salmon runs on the West Coast rivers used to be huge. The seals could hardly make a dent in them. Now days they can because there aren't that many fish swimming up many of the rivers.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Yuki
I was refering to the red-necked, Chevy van wid' da bald tires,types.

Deer in NJ .... can't hardly hunt them (legal discharge of firearms in developed area stuff), so now thy have to pay "hit teams" of pro snipers who have to wrestle with PITA.

Get me outa here!

???
Living in Hunterdon County, which has the highest population of deer, I for one don't mind qualified, humanely hunted deer. I do not want billybob wandering around the woods near my home firing slugs. The problem isn't so easilly remedied. Thin the herds out, but we can't just let folks roam around in any field any near homes with guns. It's just not safe. As it is, they hunt in almost all of the state parks near me which means September through February, I am not legally allowed to hike in the woods. Now I can walk on the trails with blaze orange on but that means that you are walking around in the woods with guys up in tree stands around you. This sucks, I can't enjoy the woods because a hunter MAY be there hunting. Usually they are not but they take control of the parks during the best months. You can't even run your dogs in fear they will get shot.(and it does happen to someone each year!) Best part is there is a great area very popular with families and dog walkers where hunters can park and then walk up a hillside and hunt, because the road through the park is a dirt road going through the park, the NJ wildlife folks have ruled they don't need to hunt 450 feet from the road. That's a bit scary and best part is when they gut the deer on the roadside; people walking their dogs or with thier kids have all sorts of problems ,(not to mention 90% don't know there is hunting going on as it's not posted) and a gun goes off 50 yards away or their kid freaks out over a gut pile! The smell is pretty bad too!
post #12 of 18
""You can't even run your dogs in fear they will get shot.(and it does happen to someone each year!) ""

A story related to me many years ago by a friend who used to hunt 3 states, multiple seasons was that more than once while waiting in line on the local town clerks front porch you would overhear the following exchange: "here is your money---do you have a picture of a deer?"

Might be legend---somehow I doubt it!
post #13 of 18
We do have great program where hunters can donate deer to the food banks and soup kitchens. I think that's a great idea. Just no dogs please!
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Rio the Asian, Communist block and other factory ships struck the first real blow to the eco system of the Gulf of Maine, US draggers did the rest. The Georges Bank is kaput. The food chain, top predators to bottom dwellers, is permanently altered because of the loss of cod (a top tier predator in the chain) in the balance. Now the commercial boats are focusing on herring...stocks are collapsing again. The damage to the gulf is permanent, and horrifyingly sad.

A warning: the collapsed salmon stocks of Maine have never recovered, and never will. Most of the destruction occurred during industrialization and damming of rivers. Nature somehow replaces species in the ecosystem puzzle. I would be raising hell about the factory ships....if the stocks are to be saved.:
post #15 of 18

List is endless!

The biggest problem in NJ was caving in to the "Hovani-Tollbro etc. crowd of mass developers and the politicians allowed that to happen thanks to the incredible "talent" of the recently deceased barrister, Sir Henry Hill and his "Mt. Laurel" decision that forced condos and housing for the masses and to the Republicrats here who have forced "Farmland Preservation" down our throats (welfare for the wealthy), and the return of the "landed gentry", you paid for the land that "they" can "work" (hah!) and pay lo-lo taxes on and can pass to their kids but YOU can't walk on it! It's all degraded any life here and allowed the throngs of "out-of-staters" (read .... Manhattan), in to spread the gospel on city ways. It's hard to believe that in the late 70's when I was with a forestry group crusing along Rt. 22 (Annandale) to use the Gulf station at 7 am ... the only car on the road.

Face it "farming in NJ is a joke! 5 acres and generate $500 worth of produce or goods (firewood) and you get severe tax breaks. What you have are the "estate crowd" ..... culling $500 worth of firewood from the grove, that you sell to "your brother" (prove it?), or the two "pigmy goats" that are a part of an "experimental" ag program that get sold to the neighbor "down the road" every year.

Unfortunately ... I too am a .... oops wrong NJ speech text ... Hunterdon Co. resident. Hunterdon of old is gone. It's been a NY suburb for the past thirty five years. There is not a single place in NJ that I want to live and thanks to my job as a "reluctant tourist" .... I have seen every nook and cranny of this state over the past thirty five years with government.

Regarding fishing, I was, for five years a trout farmer ... a PSE&G/NSF farmer, but involved in the industry at the basic levels. But we actually farmed fish not like the factory ships .... "farmers of the sea" crap! Just don't ask about down stream pollution.

In the late 70's the US gave out major deep discounted loans so the "northern fleet" could compete with the Poles, Japs and the Russians and their "Armadas" .... bigger ships and better "rolling" bottom gear to go over the rocks and ledges and all of the "techno" advances. The "loans" were so low risk that we almost bought a new ship and joined em'.

The salmon farms that contribute to the depletion of the wild salmon by the spread of lice and other diseases ....

It all adds up, the seals are a drop in the bucket and all of the "drops" are fillin' the bucket.
post #16 of 18
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Wow, Yuki you have done it all. Family in Maine has been in fishing related stuff for decades.....all having to change with diminished commercial fishing fleets.

Im gon ax you one time...is you a revnoor? I don talk to no dam revnoor.
post #17 of 18

Hmmmmmm ??

Ol' yuki got's no' mo' to say bout dat! Aaah has spoken!
post #18 of 18
Mr. Maniac’s luxury tree stand, for a small fee he’ll design one for you.

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