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  2. I looked into protection options a few years ago, can't recall the circumstance that got me looking but likely cold/snow and abrasion issues on a dog with thin belly/bag hair. Ran across these products and saved the link: https://squareup.com/market/katahdin-mushing-supplies/ Never did purchase anything but saved link for just in case.
  3. paul frey

    Homemade Montreal Smoked Meat

    Jazz4Brazo, do you know what kind of wood was used in the smoking process. My daughter is a huge corned Beef fan. I would like to try this.
  4. Flush

    Kansas Rooster #s

    I was there this past weekend and there was quite a bit of new snow. The online snow maps still show a fair bit of snow (4-8" range) over much of the NC part of the state. I would think the cover would be ok, but would expect the dirt roads to be pretty bad, especially if it gets much above freezing.
  5. Don Steese

    RGS Survey.

    These pillars of the conservation community wouldn't do a thing like that......would they??
  6. That cabin had a lot of glass in the front and we did have one occasion where a hapless ruffie committed suicide there. Not a ton of grouse right around the cabin however. A mile or so away there were always a few though. I honestly don't remember when that particular photo was taken or who snapped it.
  7. DTB

    Snipe mating ritual

    Arkrivco is spot on!
  8. 25/06

    prescription shooting glasses

    I have been fighting some eye issues and here are some ideas I came away with after making a number of mistakes: Glasses are only as good as the prescription that is written for them. Tell the eye doctor exactly what you are going to do with the glasses and any shooting issues you are having that you feel are eye related. If you are ordering from an outside vendor as apposed to buying directly from your eye doctor it is a 4 step process: Get prescription Have the eye doctor use the pupil omitor (sp?) to measure the distance between eyes, not the kids out front selling glasses Make sure the eye doctor marks the center of correction on the lenses preferably while you are looking over a mounted gun! I was luck as my new eye doc wanted to mark center of correction while looking over gun. A perfect prescription in a part of the lens you do not use while shooting is not as effective as it could be.In order to do this you need to have the glasses you will use with you. I like the traditional glass makers as they offer an adjustable nose piece that will allow you to be looking more or less thru the center of the glasses while shooting as I am a bit of a stock crawler. Have your optometrist test the lenses as soon as you get the glasses. Mistakes happen with the best of them while grinding lenses. Randolph Engineers already mentioned are very good glasses and Morgan optical does a good jog with lenses. Decot is what I bought this time as my local shop ordered them. Bud Decot has been at this a long time. .
  9. Dave Quindt

    RGS Survey.

    Oh, how I wish for a conservation organization that’s 100% member funded and doesn’t take corporate cash. Capitalism masquerading as conservation is getting very tiring.
  10. oak stob

    RGS Survey.

    If a survey hides it's origin or cloaks the purpose for the survey under another's name.....that is wrong, manipulative and a bit disrespectful of those who are possible customers. Focusing on the fact that responses were so quickly or helpfully received is misdirection to aid sponsers.....I think most understand the value of sportsman-conservationists.
  11. arkrivco

    Snipe mating ritual

    Ignore that last sentence. Happy Hunting!
  12. arkrivco

    Snipe mating ritual

    I don't post much but I have to comment here. Its called winnowing. They generally do it at night in the summer. The male basically dive bombs and the sound is created through their tail feather. This attracts the female. It usually happens over wetlands or rivers. I lived in the central colorado for 30 years and their are more snipe in the mountains then most people know. My chessie and I killed more snipe than we should have. That was 5 dogs ago and over 10 years ago. We found them in many different places and sometimes 100's of them. Taught me how to shoot really fast. I still find snipe and shoot a few per year. Most people do not target them but they are there if you want to put the work in. You need a dog that works close in a wet land situation. Drought does not help their numbers. Dogs need to be taught how to hunt snipe as they smell different than pheasant, quail or grouse. My male pudelpointer who passed a year and a half ago was good at pointing them. He pointed 2 within a month of his passing. His last two birds. Great bird to hunt. Long season, big limit. We ate them all. avajack used to be arkrivco but won't let me long in as arkrivco.
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  14. RayB

    Do you need AWD/4WD?

    4WD just gets you further off the road before you get stuck (please don't ask how I know this) since my duck place may as well be a swamp my truck and my Polaris Ranger have 4WD. next vehicle 2 WD for better gas mileage, almost 400 miles for quail and 150 miles for ducks
  15. Auto-5

    The age old question: o/u vs. sxs?

    To be clear on the tower shoot comment I wasn’t necessarily referring to the advantages of a 3rdshot at a missed bird but instead I’m referring to having a 2nd trailing bird come over while in the process of reloading. Maybe it’s because I’m use to it but I can top off by thumbing another shell into the magazine of my repeaters w/o having to look down and my gun stays in battery which I see as a slight advantage when pass shooting and the birds are coming at short intervals.
  16. GB Jack

    Wisconsin confirms West Nile

    Wnv via studies do not kill turkeys, pheasants, chickens and a few other game birds
  17. Larry Brown

    Wisconsin confirms West Nile

    Back when the Iowa DNR tested something like 80 pheasants that had been shot for WNV, they discovered that 20% had antibodies. They interpreted that as good news: Exposed to the disease but survived (and were relatively healthy, because they were shot by hunters). Not just a case of submitting those birds that looked sick when cleaned. Given that at about the same time, South Dakota was reporting pheasant harvests approaching the 2 million mark, it didn't appear very likely that WNV posed much of a threat to pheasant populations.
  18. ryanr

    Wisconsin confirms West Nile

    Thank you Captain Obvious, er Wisconsin. 😀
  19. ryanr

    RGS Survey.

    Yes, I got the same response. And I sent an email to them with my disappointment at the slight. I'm wondering if I'll hear back?
  20. GB Jack

    Wisconsin confirms West Nile

    I think the reason the WI DNR released it as “ Breaking news” is after saying there has never been a positive tested bird in the state, ever , They can’t say that anymore. They stood on that stance last season in articles released etc. hopefully Forrest chimes in here as he’s in the grouse development team for the state now , and they do think this all is “ big deal” as working parts. He sums up things so much better than I do. Scientifically and obviously being a forester himself , can speak eloquently about what’s really happening, not just rumors and hearsay .
  21. Larry Brown

    Snipe mating ritual

    I'm thinking that there may be some "snipe mating" that takes place when some enterprising young man convinces a young lady to go along with him on a nighttime snipe hunt.
  22. Larry Brown

    IS THERE ANY ADVANTAGE OF CYLINDER CHOKE OVER A SKEET CHOKE?

    He did. The title of the article--which was one of the last he wrote--was something like "Things we can live without". He specified that he was talking about upland hunting. As long as you remember that your load can't be too light nor your shot too large . . . I'll have to check and see if I filed that article somewhere. I hope so . . . and he did take flak from some people. Going on recollection, what he didn't add--but sort of implied between the lines--is that the number of people who can make 40 yard shots consistently is considerably smaller than the number of people who think they can. Roster's tests on steel shot lethality on pheasants showed a significant increase in wounding loss rate--like 5x as great--on birds shot at 40 yards or more vs those shot at 30 or less. Part of the issue in that test was relatively anemic loads (all just 1 oz, and included steel 6's as well as 2's and 4's). But another part of the issue is that distance magnifies aiming error. And yet another part: The more head start you give a wing-busted rooster with 2 good legs, the more likely he is to escape. I just had an article published in Pointing Dog Journal discussing open chokes, long shots at birds, etc. Especially with birds like pheasants--hard to kill cleanly every time and notorious runners if you don't break a leg--you need to factor in not only your shooting ability but your dog's cripple tracking ability. Shooting only a fraction the number of wild pheasants these days that I used to shoot, I recognize that my dogs simply aren't as good at that as the ones I used to own. Result: I'm more likely to feel comfortable with more open chokes these days because I'll simply hold my fire on longer chances . . . or cross my fingers when I do pull the trigger and drop one further out.
  23. RuffChaser

    Snipe mating ritual

    I believe the sound a Snipe makes is the sound of it's tail feathers. I think they do a flying dance but don't come back to the ground and then launch into the air again. A few years ago I was out watching the sky dance with some people from the USFWS and they pointed out the sounds of the Snipe. I'm not sure I would know it again as I didn't hear it all that well. The sound a WC makes when flying is from its outer primary feathers. The Peent of a WC is audible.
  24. I believe Mr. McIntosh's general comment re many upland bird opportunities, with pointing dogs especially, and suspect it was said assuming a healthy dose of commonsense and requisite mediocre skill behind the trigger....an odd happening to expect from adults, I know. Could MM have simply been offering fellow bird hunters the chance to think, to test, to try, to see, to wonder? Maybe. What a terrible thing.....what a terrible, onerous task he undertook to suggest. Horrors. That he indeed took grief would appear normal on social media, as knocking down folks is a quick way to elevate those lacking a personal ladder. Those giving grief should have been ashamed to attempt to so use a man as a ladder and over so trival an honest comment.
  25. SxSetter

    Homemade Montreal Smoked Meat

    The old "6 degrees of separation....." 😖
  26. martyg

    Do you need AWD/4WD?

    No prob with a GTI in snow here. I was driving to teach up at a ski hill with a running average of 735" of snow a year, and has sen as much as 1,190" in a year. Now I'm driving up to a ski hill with a running average of about 300" We have a 4Runner, Subaru, Audi, and I take the GTI because that is the most capable snow car that we have.
  27. Craig Doherty

    GA championship

    And he eventually took one home! She obviously started Alex down a very slippery slope.
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