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  2. ESSNovice

    All Weather Crocs...

    Action mode!
  3. Lurch


    just had a bald eagle in the tree down the street from my house. By the time I extracted my phone to snap a pic, he'd flown away (I know, it didn't happen if there are no pics) They're not a common sight in our neighborhood, but not rare either. There's been a nesting pair along the river 1/8 mile from my house for the last 6-8 years or so. The Middle School/Jr High lunchroom has windows that look out over the river and the kids often see the eagles flying along the river or resting in a dead tree while eating lunch.
  4. molliesmaster

    The Mythical Woodcock

    Friday morning can't get here soon enough. Good luck Mccuha, send your left overs my way if you don't mind.
  5. DAP

    Digital art

    Check out the original UJ cap . . . 🙂
  6. DAP

    All Weather Crocs...

    You absolutely need to wear socks with the lined crocs. Without socks, the lining ends up stinking so bad you can't stand to be in the same room as them.
  7. Speaks

    All Weather Crocs...

    I have a pair but have had trouble loving them, might have to bust them back out and give it another go. I do have crock brand flip flops that I have though.
  8. chilly460

    Final rise strap vest

    Thanks for the feedback, and the Rimfire was definitely the one I'd have gone with if going Q5. Even as streamlined as the FR is, I'm wondering how it will pull through grouse/woodcock covers where it can be a constant march between saplings that are wrapped in briars, they seem to catch anything that's loose, the wider water bottle/pockets/game bag than what I run now are a concern. Nothing specific to this vest, anything with outboard bottles would be a concern. That's why I wanted bladder capability, if I don't like the bottles I can use the bladder which will help keep me more sleek an
  9. Sadly it is red flag time in Tennessee for one guy. No matter what the provocation may have been...SelbyLowndes
  10. rudyc

    Spring Snow Goose Guide Recommendations

    Don't have anyone to recommend, but-- I have a buddy that has been on 3 Spring Snow Goose hunts with 3 different outfitters. 1 in Nebraska, 1 in MO and 1 in SD. Same results with all three. All were 3 day hunts and 1 day out of three were good shooting, 2 days were a bust. He told me that his experiences were similar to those of others he hunted with. It's not always like the video shows.
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  12. Hub

    Missing 411: The Hunted

    I personally don't even get turned around, I just do what I call "Exploring". I remember one time in college when I explored a swamp until about 4 hours after dark. My roomates were all so interested they met me at my truck to see how it had gone.
  13. WI Outdoor Nut

    Missing 411: The Hunted

    Never been what I would call "really lost", but have been close a few times. Probably the worst was when we were "done hunting" for the day and we had our gear packed up. Well, that was before 2 grouse crossed the road. So we grabbed our guns and one dog and went on a chase. Sure enough, more birds flew, so we continued down into the woods. Before we knew it, dark had set on us. No flashlight, compass, GPS or any idea which way the road was. About 45 minutes walking in the dark, we came across a 2 track road, and had to decide which way to take it. There were 3 of us and took a vote.
  14. redwing

    All Weather Crocs...

    Years ago, when they were first fashionable, my daughters and their friends told me that Crocs were the safest form of contraception. Don"t go near any one wearing em.! Wearing socks with them(or any sandel for that matter, was even worse).Needless to say, I succumbed to the dark side and got myself some ,comfy ,functional ,light, tick all the boxes.Fortunately for them, crocs weren't around when I got married🤣
  15. WI Outdoor Nut

    All Weather Crocs...

    While not crocs, the concept is about the same. My daughter wore her Birkenstock's in the truck on the way to the stand. She forgot to pack her boots. Being the mean father I am, and forcing my kids to have life lessons, I said if we go back for her boots, we are not going hunting, or hunt in your sandals. She opted to hunt. By the end of the hunt she said her feet were pretty cold, and walking back in the heavy due grass I am sure wasn't fun, but I am hoping she learned a lesson. And it does show the versatility of this type of foot ware. I do recall we had an eventful hunt seeing 10 d
  16. UplandVirginia

    Covey Culture?

    In my limited experience, I think it has quite a bit to do with the cover they’re in and time of day. The few coveys I had multiple contacts with this year acted completely different at varying times of day, and in different cover. The jumpy ones all popcorn flushed to some extent, and were all in cutover around structure during the afternoon. I wish I had more bird contacts to be more confident in my hunch, but then again don’t we all?
  17. I n Texas, and many other states, it is illegal to release gamebirds without identfying bands and a private hunting preserve permit. Game wardens generally ignore covey house birds used for training purposes but may cite you if it appears you are releasing birds without a permit and not at tempting to recall them. If you have live quail, it is always a good idea to be able to show you hatched the birds yourself or have a recelpt showing purchase from a legit breeder.
  18. The trained duck dog who won't go out to the bathroom in the rain and instead opts to have an accident in the house . . . grrr
  19. Brdhntr47

    Florida Surf Fishing

    Looks like the Bluefish have moved south but these guys were around.
  20. terc

    Missing 411: The Hunted

    You're not lost until after 3:00
  21. spring

    Covey Culture?

    Quail are very territorial. From my experience, you can pretty much count on a covey staying in a favorite old spot year after year as long as the habitat and resources remain intact. I keep a list of coveys on my place that I've named on my phone; it also is a good measure of progress as the list gets longer. Each year, as I find birds in the same old spots, I make a notation. Some years a covey might be missing in action, but often the next year they're back. Of course a great thrill is each time you get to add a new covey to your list. As habitat is improved, you hope to get to do t
  22. GLS

    All Weather Crocs...

    I wear Crocs as bedroom slippers and for all purposes since discovering the arch support they afford have prevented plantar faciitis flare-ups. I occasionally wear lace-up shoes from San Antonio Shoes, but rarely since the pandemic. I read somewhere that the holes in the tops allow ones dignity and remaining fashion self-respect to escape. I was turkey hunting in a remote river swamp two seasons ago where I met a young man on a trail who did several years as a professional hunter in Africa. He was wearing Crocs. Gil PS: Once the rough surface on the soles wears down, don't be tem
  23. bobman

    Missing 411: The Hunted

    I spent the night walking around the woods with my best friend during a blizzard while on one of my bow hunting escapades in northern wisconsin went from no snow on the ground to mid thigh but we were in our twenties and bullet proof finnaly saw a light in the distance which turned out to be a daily farmer milking he told us he would give us a ride to our vehicle when we got there he confessed he thought we were lying about where we started from, it was over 10 miles as the crow flies from his farm I bought my first compass that day
  24. or their families.....and that just might be the basis of this entire altercation .
  25. D. Case


    Interesting thread. Reminds me I have to tie some hellgrammite flies for next summer. Great patterns even in waters they don't occur.
  26. mister grouse

    Southern App Ghost Chasin' 2020/2021

    Cooter thanks for posting this . Monty is to be commended for the work. Appears to be very informative , for the area it covers. As it turns out there are many southern grouse habitats . and I would submit the diets change dramatically for all the reasons I mentioned in a post a few days ago. We could spend a few years discussing it. A notable point at the outset is that the statement that S W Va (Lee/Scott counties ) is the "southernmost of the Appalachians " has me puzzled. There is a massive amount of ruff grouse (former ?) habitat in the Apps in Eastern Tenn/KY , sou
  27. Jack L

    BWCA Permits

    Reservations started thus AM 9CST. I don’t believe the border to Canada will be open by June when we go on our fishing trip so I booked another BWCA canoe trip. I’m going in solo out of EP 14 for 9 days on May 14. Anyone else planning a BWCA trip this year ?
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