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Forum: Off Season
09-19-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Phil from Maine

My garden grew really well this year as well. I...

My garden grew really well this year as well. I have an electric fence up to keep the deer out as well as those damn cows! Never had anything in it. Itís harvested now and I shut the fence off as...
09-19-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Phil from Maine

No feeding the wild life except for bear baits or...

No feeding the wild life except for bear baits or trapping. Our turkey season opened for the fall hunting this past Monday. As our hunting seasons are rapidly coming upon us the feeding is not...
09-18-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Phil from Maine

I was extremely lucky last year. My sister drew a...

I was extremely lucky last year. My sister drew a moose tag out of the moose lottery up here. Her daughters boyfriend wanted to be her sub and our mom suggested she would be better off picking me to...
09-18-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Phil from Maine

I was thinking that there really is not a lot I...

I was thinking that there really is not a lot I can do except to try and wait them out hoping that part of the flock will wander off towards that power line and the woods. There is a field out back...
Forum: Off Season
09-18-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you CI !! I wished that I could afford it...

Thank you CI !! I wished that I could afford it right now but know that I will have to wait around a year and half to two years. But I will be as soon as I can..
Forum: Off Season
09-18-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Phil from Maine

Well it has finally healed over and I can return...

Well it has finally healed over and I can return to work. I know for the price of chaps it may appear to be costly. But being out of work for almost 3 months suddenly the cost for them is quite...
09-18-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Phil from Maine

Would like a little help

Hi all I am wondering if thereís anyway to get a flock or at least some birds to move from a field? I was driving by a place with a big field and there was more birds in it then I have ever seen up...
Forum: Off Season
07-16-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Phil from Maine

Yeah mine is an 18 inch bar and nothing like...

Yeah mine is an 18 inch bar and nothing like those little mini ones.. It was an unexpected kickback and it happens to the best of them. Thatís exactly why chaps are made and I wish that I had a pair...
07-16-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you and thanks for the offer.. While I am...

Thank you and thanks for the offer.. While I am not sure if I will ever be out that. I am always trying to learn and figure those birds out. It appears to be a different challenge every year for...
Forum: Off Season
07-16-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you everyone. I have still been at camp and...

Thank you everyone. I have still been at camp and hardly any connection up in those woods. I finally came home and picked up a flat tire. Because of small sharp rocks from a newly grated road.
...
Forum: Off Season
07-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Phil from Maine

My grandfather was a woodsman and cut wood for a...

My grandfather was a woodsman and cut wood for a living. Yup me day he was life flighted out of the woods after taking one in the nose.

I went and had a visit with the doc today and he wants me...
07-09-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you JW.. Those contests were a lot of fun...

Thank you JW.. Those contests were a lot of fun and gave a lot of input to people like myself trying to figure out how to get it one.. I am grateful for those days back then. I most likely would have...
Forum: Off Season
07-08-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Phil from Maine

Something that makes you go ouch!

I was at camp ( still at camp ) sawing down some trees that were dying out close to the camp. I am not sure exactly what caused it but can assume that the tree may have shifted a little. But whatever...
Forum: Off Season
07-08-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Phil from Maine

R.I.P. Charlie.. I am glad that I was able to see...

R.I.P. Charlie.. I am glad that I was able to see him performing 3 years ago at the Fryburge Fair up this way.
Forum: Off Season
06-20-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,754
Posted By Phil from Maine

Halibut off the grill and some potato salad last...

Halibut off the grill and some potato salad last night and a quick sandwich tonight as I got stuck with no relief. My reliefís son had gotten in a bad auto accident this morning.. I has some serious...
Forum: Off Season
06-20-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,914
Posted By Phil from Maine

I know I have tried the RAW mode and really liked...

I know I have tried the RAW mode and really liked the photos. But my problem with that mode is when I try to print a photo out you to make it a jpeg photo. It appears to loose some clarity when I do...
06-20-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Phil from Maine

I stopped that practice this year and was very...

I stopped that practice this year and was very satisfied with the outcome. Although the ones I got never even gobbled for me. I would see a couple of hens moving into an area so I would setup there...
06-05-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Phil from Maine

I had them set it up close to the woods with a...

I had them set it up close to the woods with a hen out around ten feet or a little farther from it. The turkeys here donít like to venture very far out in the open for some reason. So by keeping it...
06-05-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Phil from Maine

Sorry but I wasnít there but did encourage them...

Sorry but I wasnít there but did encourage them on and they got a pretty decent bird just the same..
06-04-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Phil from Maine

I helped my nephew and his dad out.

Well I didnít actually do a lot except loan them my DSD submissive hen decoy and explained how I use it. I also told them to find an opening in around the hardwood trees. Well they used the decoy the...
Forum: Off Season
06-04-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,754
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thereís nothing like a good homemade lasagna.. ...

Thereís nothing like a good homemade lasagna..

Mud bugs out of the bottom of the Atlantic..

I had to treat my wife after purchasing the camp land..
Forum: Off Season
06-04-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,095
Posted By Phil from Maine

Best of luck with it RB.. Sending along healing...

Best of luck with it RB.. Sending along healing thoughts and prayers hoping for some relief to you..

I have a bulging disc in my back that messes me up a lot. Come last fall after working on...
Forum: Off Season
06-04-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Phil from Maine

I would guess either a bear or coyote as well.....

I would guess either a bear or coyote as well.. But I canít see either one of them dropping it and taking off. I would think that it would of run off carrying it..
Forum: Off Season
05-31-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,914
Posted By Phil from Maine

I have a Canon Rebel EOS and I love it. But no...

I have a Canon Rebel EOS and I love it. But no matter what this dummy still canít figure out how to use all those settings properly. Once I think I figured it out I will forget to use the one I want....
Forum: Off Season
05-29-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Phil from Maine

Growing up here there never were any ticks at...

Growing up here there never were any ticks at all. They have been getting worse than ever. Some people claim turkeys brought them here.. That I donít think so but who knows. I pulled one off me this...
05-27-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Phil from Maine

For as far as I know we donít have any snakeheads...

For as far as I know we donít have any snakeheads here. But we do have some brains dead people releasing northern pike and largemouth bass in some of our waters. Itís about the same idea to us who...
05-26-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By Phil from Maine

Are you hunting from a blind? A blind will help...

Are you hunting from a blind? A blind will help you. I shot my first turkey with a bow and it was awesome. I also missed them with a bow. Hunting from the ground with a bow can prove to be difficult...
05-24-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By Phil from Maine

Here the birds have learned not to come out in...

Here the birds have learned not to come out in the open. So the hunting can be different. I set up back in the woods a little so they wouldnít need to be in the open. So it maybe different but they...
05-20-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By Phil from Maine

I didnít see a place for 2020 birds but hereís a...

I didnít see a place for 2020 birds but hereís a couple. 1st was 23 pounds with 3/4 inch spurs and a 10 inch beard. The second is 20.2 pounds with 1 inch spurs and a double beard. 1st beard is 7 1/2...
05-18-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you mhollermanshouting..

Thank you mhollermanshouting..
05-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you kellyquinn.. It has been hard hunting...

Thank you kellyquinn.. It has been hard hunting here as well. There has been no gobbling at all except for one morning jake gobbled. I found them in the hardwood where the snow melt made small run...
05-17-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you cal..

Thank you cal..
05-17-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you sconnyhunter

Thank you sconnyhunter
05-16-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you Jake and mrbb as well.. The birds...

Thank you Jake and mrbb as well..

The birds were not talking to me at all. The only one that did was a jake this past Wednesday morning. He was fun and came right out to me after I saw him...
05-16-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations! Nice bird!

Congratulations! Nice bird!
05-16-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Phil from Maine

Best season ever!!

First of all I want to thank everyone that has helped me along the way. I mean back around 12 or so years ago turkey hunting was all new here with half day hunts during the spring season and you had...
05-16-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Phil from Maine

Congratulations on getting your bird!! This...

Congratulations on getting your bird!!

This one both 1 inch spurs taken this morning. Thick spurs is all I appear to shoot..
Forum: Off Season
05-14-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,095
Posted By Phil from Maine

I can tell you what ButchA, you can play a lot...

I can tell you what ButchA, you can play a lot better than me. I can play all kinds of music like on the radio and stuff like that. Heck I can even play some in my head.. But I surely canít play it...
05-13-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thatís stuff happens unfortunately and youíre not...

Thatís stuff happens unfortunately and youíre not the only one it has ever happened to.. I have had it happen before and others have as well. So yes I know that feeling but these things can happen...
05-13-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Phil from Maine

I let a young tom walk away this morning. I would...

I let a young tom walk away this morning. I would guess between 16 to 17 pounds. I had worked last night and decided to try hunting for a little while. I was planning on driving a little over an hour...
Forum: Off Season
05-12-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,095
Posted By Phil from Maine

First of all good luck with your health rr that...

First of all good luck with your health rr that mold is nothing to fool around with.. Sending along healing thoughts and prayers for ya..

I was on vacation last week and mostly turkey hunted. The...
Forum: Off Season
05-12-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Phil from Maine

Maybe the sow feels threatened by the other bears...

Maybe the sow feels threatened by the other bears and intentionally killed her cubs? It could be she had taken them from another bear as well? I have heard that they will sometimes eat another bearís...
05-12-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Phil from Maine

Yes it has been very long hunting with no...

Yes it has been very long hunting with no gobbling. But I had seen a few and knew that they were there. I saw a group of 6 hens one day and around a quarter of a mile from them a big tom making his...
05-12-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you Timbrhuntr..

Thank you Timbrhuntr..
05-11-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Phil from Maine

Yes it is mrbb. Those turkeys shut right down...

Yes it is mrbb. Those turkeys shut right down completely.. We had 7 inches of snow this past Saturday and I was able to see two turkeys in the snowstorm. One was a hen and the other I think was a tom...
05-11-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Phil from Maine

SportsmanNH I am in Washington County near the...

SportsmanNH I am in Washington County near the Calais area. We had a lot of birds up here as well. Then we had a very hard winter with something like 160 inches of snow. Most of that was powdery and...
05-11-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you CI but none of the birds that I have...

Thank you CI but none of the birds that I have seen even today had not gobbled any. That makes for a very long hunt..
05-11-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Phil from Maine

I tie some once and a while but I am not all that...

I tie some once and a while but I am not all that great at it either. I tie mostly streamers for landlocked salmon and trout as well as a few nymphs..
05-11-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Phil from Maine

Thank you Jake and mrbb!

Thank you Jake and mrbb!
05-11-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Phil from Maine

Maine bird down.

Maine bird down and the hunting has been hard with our low numbers.. I have been on vacation last week and hunted everyday and never heard a bird gobble back. Not even one time and I saw two nice...
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