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Old 07-25-2010, 06:30 PM
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frank, be a good feller and listen to yer wife ... geez louise, 99% of all us he-men hunters would LOVE to have a wife begging US to go huntin'!
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:08 AM
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All great pictures, rfd. I wonder if Joyce sees any danger in boar hunting. Some guys say they are nothing and others tell stories of them charging. I mean, my wife is competent enough with hunting but we are not looking for a combat hunt. Myself, Im having trouble getting up for it but if I don't sign on myself, it will be incomplete for her so I have to shoot and pay for a second one to make it work. She also insists that we be separated so one does not interfer with the other. That means if there is danger, there will be no Frank to shoot back up. She may shoot the nuts off of field mice but on a Russian boar it could piss him off.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:19 AM
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i will assure you and joyce that the boar hunting danger (from ground stalking) is far less than the likelyhood of stepping on a rattler in err. just do it and have fun.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:18 PM
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Not meant to hijack a thread, but it's interesting that, like Frank's Bait South/Lures North thread, it can be used to describe some aspects of regional hunting. South and West, you can set up bait piles, like apples and veggies, but in the Northern region, no baiting is allowed. We're forced to try Lures up North, estrus, cover scents, etc with the possibility of food plots (if you own the property) being the only means of drawing em in close, without calls or rattlin. The best advocate against not being able to hunt over a bait pile is Ted Nugent. He just gets riled up over people in different regions having to hunt differently than everyone else.
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No hijack at all. It had gotten too private anyway. That is going to happen. Actually you broke the direction it was going in all for the better of the members here. Every thread should, perfect world, provide some education and entertainment for our members. We don't want to become boaring, oh boy!
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no thank you .... i WANT to become BOARing.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:25 PM
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The mast crop in our yard is turning out to be quite robust -- acorns, hickories and walnuts all over. That means that deer are going to forage less this fall during hunting and there will be less deer kill as a result. Last year's figuires were down in our three states because of a good mast crop and it could happen again. However, if there are more deer because of last year, then it might be a wash.
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I have a date with this monster buck 2015.
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That pic reminds me of visiting Assateague Island in MD/VA. They have some kind of very small deer down there, forget what they are called. Driving down the road, there was momma and baby laying in the grass. Baby looked like a minature schnauzer...
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That pic reminds me of visiting Assateague Island in MD/VA. They have some kind of very small deer down there, forget what they are called. Driving down the road, there was momma and baby laying in the grass. Baby looked like a minature schnauzer...
Ragman: Those were Sitka deer introduced around or in the 20's. Bet you were down there for the swimming of the ponies which, with horse lovers is a big event. Seems the ponies get overpopulated on the island and once a year get drove into the sea to get corraled on the mainland and put up for adoption.
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One of our kids sent me this from a newspaper classified:
"To all you hunters who kill animals for food: Shame on you. You ought to go to the store and buy the meat that was made there, where no animals were harmed."
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Ragman: Those were Sitka deer introduced around or in the 20's. Bet you were down there for the swimming of the ponies which, with horse lovers is a big event. Seems the ponies get overpopulated on the island and once a year get drove into the sea to get corraled on the mainland and put up for adoption.
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Yep, thats them, and I was there for the pony swim. My parents lived there, so I used to go down several times a year, and always made it to Assateague. Only went to the pony swim once,was fun but a little too crowded to suit me....
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Ragman: Those were Sitka deer introduced around or in the 20's. Bet you were down there for the swimming of the ponies which, with horse lovers is a big event. Seems the ponies get overpopulated on the island and once a year get drove into the sea to get corraled on the mainland and put up for adoption.
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Yeah, we have been down this road before (a few years ago, on SSc.)

I (too) thought they were Sitka deer (a few years ago). However, someone (Chris, Walter, somebody) corrected me and said that Sitkas only occur in Alaska and British Columbia. They then gave the correct name of the deer on Assateague. Given the "senior moment" I am experiencing , I cannot remember the name......Fallow deer, (maybe)

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Since moving to Florida there is one thing I miss most this time of year. Since I lost the eyesite in my right eye, I haven't been able to hunt. Back when it ocurred, I tried shooting left-handed with no success. I could bench shoot with my left hand almost as well as my right but, no matter how much I practiced, I tied myself in knots every time I got in the field and a partridge went up or a deer broke cover so, I gave up hunting and, the shooting public is the beneficiary.

Next week is Aligator season and, it's something I wish I could take part in. Mostly it's done at night with crossbows. Longbows are allowed but, no firearms. Wish I could do it.

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In a couple weeks I'll be going for bear in the southern White Mountains. I'll be hunting bears on private farms where they've been decimating sweet corn fields. One thing I didn't know about bear was the meat/body weight ratio is very low. A smallish bear 100-125 lbs yields 18-25 lbs of meat. I'm hoping for something more in the 200# range, but they said they've gotten pics of one bruin that will go over 400# on the trail cam. Here's one that came through our yard a couple falls ago and one that was taken in Pittsburg, NH by the guys camping next to me
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