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  2. erik meade

    Hunting or Fishing?

    I fished - a lot - for the first 23 or 25 years of my life. Then one day, I was out fishing, realized I do not really like fishing... And that was that. I just stopped fishing. Haven't missed it, that was half my life ago. For a lot of years I lived for upland hunting. It is still my number one thing, Maybe. I do not expect I will just quit hunting anytime soon. It is possible, even likely, that the quail population plummet that started here a couple years ago will mean I spend a lot less time hunting birds. I do not expect to just walk away like I did fishing. Still, I spend more time canoeing, and mountain biking, and motorcycling these days. Still I am fine with pass times changing with seasons of life. I watched my dad go from one obsession to another, and all and all it doesn't seem like a bad way to go about the recreation/ hobby/ passtime part of life. He has cycled several times through Ham Radio, sailing, pottery, bee keeping, fishing, bow hunting, flintlock shooting, woodworking, messing with computers, and motorcycles. Lately he is into side-cars. I think he really enjoys climbing the steep part of the learning curve at whatever. But once reaches a decent level of competency, is more interested in climbing another learning curve, than mastering anything. It drives my mom crazy - she casts it as being fickle. I think it works for him. It is probably not unconnected to ADHD...
  3. Tjasper

    Hunting or Fishing?

    One of fishing's best feelings: standing waist deep in a stream when a big one hits a spinner or takes a dry fly off the top... One of hunting's best: Nice fall air, the anticipation that they must be around, and then the fold when a bird falls from a covey rise that you weren't expecting. I have noticed that most of you guys who are farther to the hunting side all mention your dogs. I dont hunt with a dog, I may need to correct that. It also seems like wading a stream brings out more fishing love than using a boat. Seems like everyone's location and species availability makes a big difference. Very interesting.
  4. Tjasper

    Hunting or Fishing?

    Well said...
  5. Uplander

    How old is your phone?

    My 4 year old Samsung just last week pushed me over the edge; the battery would say it had 30% power, and shut down. On a business trip it decided to shut down as I was trying to Uber. Went and got a galaxy 9. The fellow at the store told me that the older phones can’t keep up with the latest software updates; they cause battery drain, etc. Apparently, about 2 years is the industry standard for a cell phone life....
  6. NECarson

    How old is your phone?

    A year? I'm definitely not a tech person, but I wind up with a new phone every year or two. I'd rather get a new one than replace a screen and battery.
  7. Uplander

    Hunting or Fishing?

    May through September I live for small stream, wild, mountain brook trout. But, once the leaves start to turn, it becomes all pa’tridge, all the time, until season closes at the end of the year.
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  9. mccuha

    How old is your phone?

    I have a I phone 5. Upgraded from a 4 when I accidentally drowned it. I alwAys keep them until they crash or I crash them. Then I buy a used one just a little better than the previous. The only thing is I couldn’t do with out the smart phone apps now that I depend on them.
  10. Curt

    How old is your phone?

    Mine might be older than that.
  11. I see you are in Maine, Yukon1 is a trialer in ME/NH he may have some local knowledge, send him a Pm.
  12. aje4

    How old is your phone?

    Less than a year old...I bought the X max last year
  13. aje4

    South Padre Island

    They taste like lobster....with all the spiced that are on the Cajun boils everything is delicious! Catching sea trout was fun...fishing the shallow bays was a blast. We caught between 40-50 fish. Most were below the slot size but the action was fun!
  14. Field Grade

    2019 UJ Catskill Gathering

    Gonna take alot of huntin' to work off that feed They's the largest grouse hunters I done ever seed.
  15. gunsrus

    2019 UJ Catskill Gathering

    Absolutely spot on . Well done !
  16. Remo

    How old is your phone?

    Bah humbug. Eight year old flip phone. I'd rather fight than switch.
  17. Field Grade

    2019 UJ Catskill Gathering

    Hey Polecat! What's fer supper? Well, we got marinated venison loins, fresh off the grill, And Ruffneck's quart jars of marinated cherries -- fresh from the still. We got Hayslope’s giant shrimp, they smoked it upriver And enough brown likker to destroy your liver. They’s WCC's grilled chicken, and Bob’s got a turkey in the fryer And they’s Dickie’s famous crab cakes -- if they don’t catch fire. We got corn on the cob, just picked in Jersey, And vine-ripe tomaters, Good Lord have mercy! We got loaves of Italian bread and bowls of green salad, And platters of chorizo sausage, to delight ever palate. We got meatballs and sauce, an’ homemade pirogues! And Al’s cold cuts and cheese to make platters of hoagies. We got coolers of iced-down beer, stout and ale. But we ain’t got no seaweed, quinona or kale. They's Cindy and Bill's Italian soup And we could probably butcher some pheasants right out of yonder coop. Now I’m warnin’ y’all: Leave some room -- just a bit ‘Cause here comes 14 pounds of Gabbardeen’s mouth-waterin’ smoked brisket! Now get ya a fourth helpin', and pass that jar a grog, And here come more brisket -- Lord, lock up the dogs! All these vittles and drinks will help you get past The pain of sporting clays, where Grifish or Brushbuster handed you your ass. They’s homemade pies for dessert if ya’ ain’t too bloated And hell, if ya’ still hungry after all that, we’ll roast you a goat. We all so stuffed and drunk at the end, but can't wait for next year. So we extend our northern comfort: Y'all come back now, hear?
  18. topdog1961

    How old is your phone?

    My side business just introduced an app that wouldn’t run on my iPhone 6 Plus with only 16GB memory. So I finally had to take it to the cell phone store. It turned out my operating system was 38 revs behind due to lack of memory. The tech said he didn’t see how it was working at all. I’ve had this phone for 4.5 years. Of course they tried to get me to upgrade, but I had them transfer my photos to google and delete them off my phone to free up memory. They were then able to load the latest software with room to spare. I then had them put in a new $75 battery and I’m good to go. But in the two hours I was there, a constant stream of people came in upgrading newer phones than mine to $1000 iPhones. One guy even signed up for a $2000 Fold. How old is your phone? Do you have to have the latest and greatest?
  19. erik meade

    Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Hat Trick! Schwartz EDIT: And that wins it. What a season it has been so far for the Blues!
  20. Cooter Brown

    My dog is a fetching fool - but...

    You could be a tennis dad like the Williams sisters had!
  21. erik meade

    My dog is a fetching fool - but...

    For some reason that reminded me of this...
  22. DTB

    MEET BEN

    You and your wife do wonderful work. Luck dogs.
  23. sprocket

    Hunting or Fishing?

    Store Clerk: "How exactly can I help you Sir?"
  24. Skybuster

    Hunting or Fishing?

    Curt, the smallie was 21 inches lip to tail and we had a replicate mount made. It's on the wall in our "office." Can't recall the the name of the lure; it was a hollow plastic bait that looked like a squid as I recall. You insert a weighted hook and bounce it off the bottom. I've caught many a smallie on this lake but none quite that big! Funny story, the cheap aluminum hand net snapped off near the handle as I was trying to land it for my wife. Grabbed it just in time.
  25. Now those guys have it hard, great to see dogs living the life!
  26. Ben Hong

    Who are you listening to?

    I remember the main tune from the movie "Master and Commander". Brought some emotion to well up!
  27. Rick Hall

    Training with Chukar

    By whoaing him on chukar before you test, so there's no need to whoa him during the test. All you're currently doing is teaching him there's no point (Get it?) in pointing chukar he can easily catch. Ideal or not, he needs taught he's to point them. Would be quite interesting to know the percentage of dogs passing NAVHDA "Natural Ability" tests without having first been whoaed on penned birds.
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