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11-12-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By Hobbes

RE: How good are their eyes?

You'll be fine wearing that hat.That hat doesn't have enought solid colors in it to worry about, hunt like you would with any other hat on, ie. don't move, and you'll be fine. Turkeys are sharp, but...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-05-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,143
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Scored on a PA Hawg

Awesome buck! Congrats!!!!!!
Forum: Politics
11-05-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,886
Posted By Hobbes

RE: So do we still call it the White House?

I voted McCain and am not ashamed of it. But, I hope the majority of individuals that chose to vote McCain are not in any way similar to Rev. I have not spent time in here before, so maybe i'm...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Taxadermy Prices in Your Areas

Taxidermy work described as "good, awesome, great, etc." is relative to who is giving the description. Honestly, a large majority of guys couldn't point out lousy taxidermy work if it was staring...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,130
Posted By Hobbes

Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,508
Posted By Hobbes

RE: How would you guy’s handle this.

"That kind of pissed 1 guy off because he had plans to hunt 1 weekend that I'm not going"

That is enough for me to tell them what I think about their lack of help. If your paying the lease bill...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Hobbes

RE: question about Illinois regs

The law for transport in a vehicle (atv, tractor, lawnmower, whatever) is still applicable, but Greg/Mo is referring "to and from the stand", not in the vehicle. The regs used to clearly state that...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Best trail cam pic or photoshop??

See this thread -- http://huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=3104002
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Hobbes

RE: question about Illinois regs

One other thing. It shouldn't be that difficult to contact the officer himself and ask him. That way you no matter how stupid, you know your meeting his expectations.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Hobbes

RE: question about Illinois regs

I can not find the reference to "cased or inoperable" in the IL regs except under tansporting in a vehicle.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Hobbes

RE: question about Illinois regs

I remember that reg. I used to carry a tiny pad lock and slip it through one of my wheels. It was that or pack the bow in and out in a case. It was a pain to keep up with the lock, but wasn't that...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Hobbes

Another fatality

I know. Some of you have said "enough already" to the safety harness talk. But if one hunter on the site is safer because of a harness, then I can live with the complaints.

Dentist Nonnemann...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-16-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Bought my first ever safety harness today

Congrats on a very wise decision.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-16-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,595
Posted By Hobbes

RE: OK wind players.....

I always play the wind when selecting a stand. But, I'm fortunate to have several locations to hunt that allow me to choose accordingly. If you have access to one or two stand sites only it would be...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,642
Posted By Hobbes

Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,763
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Simple Question for those who DONT wear harnesses.

Bowtech 360, if your gonna try to back up your position, at least do so in an educated manner. Those are two pretty pathetic examplesofdangers that outweigh the benefits.It is obviousyour fairly...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,127
Posted By Hobbes

RE: % of hunters not using a harness

So, do you not wear because your free to not wear it or have you decided the negatives to wearing it far outweigh the positives. Does the lifestyle you listed somehow miraculously prevent you from...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,127
Posted By Hobbes

RE: % of hunters not using a harness

I can't imagine not wearing one. As far as the difficulty getting up the tree while wearing one, or them being hard to put on, you can't be serious. If so, maybe you shouldn't be in a tree at all....
05-09-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By Hobbes

RE: NY/CO Public Land??

Rampart Range which isn't far from Colorado Springs has birds (I've been told). All of the area between you and Canon City has birds. In fact, I think the entire front range has them. I killed my...
05-08-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By Hobbes

RE: 08 Utah Rio

Awesome looking turkey. Didn't realize Utah had Rios.
Forum: Taxidermy
05-07-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,953
Posted By Hobbes

RE: A few pics

Very Nice
Forum: Taxidermy
05-07-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Taxidermy for Beginners - Please Help!

I don't think forms would be a good choice. Forms need to bought for a specific fish with specific measurements. Unless you know this infoyou could bewasting your money on a form. Same with eyes.
...
Forum: Taxidermy
05-07-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Finished first turkey mount

The fan can be groomed a lot. The splits can be pulled together byusing your fingers to lightly pull each individual feather back together.

Not bad for a first bird, but there are several things...
05-07-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 473
Posted By Hobbes

NW Nebraska?

Anyone been in the region recently? Primarily wondering about the Pine Ridge area. How are the birds gobbling now? How much pressure does this area receive during this part of the season? I'll be...
02-05-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Run and Gun

I think were all talking the same talk we just aren't all carrying the same set of definitions (as if there are any). Definitely nothing toget too worked upover. There is a time and place for setting...
02-04-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Run and Gun

I'll go ahead and say that regardless of how it reads, I'm notreally bickering just stating my opinions on the subject. No hard feelings either way. I know I could turn you onto my way where I...
02-03-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Hobbes

RE: California Turkeys?

www.wildturkeyzone.com/forum

I think that will get you there. It is just starting to heat up over there. For some reason it does that every year about this time. Go figure. :D
02-03-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Run and Gun

I should add that the area I cut my teeth on hunting had plenty of tracts of land for me to hunt my style. Those that are not fortunate enough to have that opportunity are limited to parking it on...
02-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Hobbes

RE: California Turkeys?

Thanks for the heads up.
02-03-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Run and Gun

I hunt 95% public land (NF) that is broke up into large blocks scattered out over several counties. I guess I've always done whatever I thought the situation required. And I didn't get it from...
02-03-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,823
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Roosting birds?

I would try to roost a bird every evening if I had the chance. I have mostly hunted run and gun style on large areas of NF. If I can find a bird that gobbles on the roost I expect him to be hot in...
02-03-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Hobbes

California Turkeys?

Posted this on the Turkeyzone also. Wasn't sure how many here visit that site.

I may be taking the family to California from Mar 29 to April 6. I was trying to work out turkey hunting in NE...
Forum: Taxidermy
04-10-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By Hobbes

RE: amatuer work - comments pls

Shoot em Up, I hate to argue with you here, but your advice is misleading.

If a hide is properly thinned, the lip slot cut properly,the lip tucked properly, and a good quality adhesive is used,...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-05-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,190
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Confessions of a Whitetail Addict

I have recently changed jobs and moved my family 1100+ miles to have more big game hunting opportunities in CO.

I will now be able to take all of my vacation time to hunt in my home state of IL...
Forum: Taxidermy
03-19-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By Hobbes

RE: amatuer work - comments pls

Buy plenty of Reference Material!!!!!!!

I'm not saying he can't learn, because I hope to never see some of my earlier mounts again, but all of the mounts need a tremendous amount of attention to...
Forum: Taxidermy
03-08-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Bugs on my geese

Even after the raid treatment you may have trouble with larvae hatching from eggs that already exist. Good Luck.
Forum: Taxidermy
03-08-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,011
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Turkey mounting ?

Mr. Longbeard,
The following are the steps I take to mount a turkey.

1. When I take the bird in I skin it before freezing. Whole turkeys take up too much room.

2. My skinning method. Same...
Forum: Taxidermy
02-21-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,457
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Wife has question about turkey?

I've seen worse posted on this very site, but it still is a poor example of a strutting bird.

The way size would have affected the ability to mount the bird strutting would be the use of an...
Forum: Taxidermy
12-21-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By Hobbes

RE: critique time(pics)

The pics are not of sufficient sizefor me to givetoo many comments. I think some of the awkwardness of the nose has to do with the pic making the nose lookso big (like pushing a fish or deerout in...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-06-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,481
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Got My Deer Back

SRBowman,
You are incorrect! The mount is a "Full Sneak" and I believe it is actually a "Full Sneak w/Head Up" by McKenzie. A semi-Sneak form has quite a bit more lift in the neck and head...
Forum: Taxidermy
11-22-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Hobbes

RE: taxidermy start

You can still keep the meat from your birds, but you must skin the bird prior to freezing. Then bag the skin and freeze until ready to work, and bag the meat until ready to eat.
If I had a customer...
Forum: Taxidermy
11-21-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Hobbes

RE: taxidermy start

Go to Taxidermy.Net and start researching.
Forum: Taxidermy
11-01-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,204
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Pedestal Mount Question

It depends on the pedestal. I have secured steel square tubing into the brisket area with bondo. The steel tubing is then slid into a larger size square tube that has been attached to the pedestal.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,456
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Just Arrowed My Biggest Buck Ever!!!

That buck is fantastic.

Ignore the rumor mill if you can, because someone is bound to swear they know a guy, who knows a guy, who has a friend that says he knows for sure you did someting...
10-19-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Hobbes

RE: 2 weeks until my date with destiny - semi live hunt planned

"If you can afford it", If that isn't true I don't know what is. The cost of housing is incredible. I knew it when I applied for the job but I wanted the job, I wanted the mountains, and I wanted the...
10-19-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Hobbes

RE: 2 weeks until my date with destiny - semi live hunt planned

I look forward to reading it. I've up and moved my family from IL to CO in August. My few trips to the mountains Elk hunting changed me forever.

But right now I'm in the early stages of...
Forum: Taxidermy
10-19-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,701
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Full Mount Turkey

The only thing you can do at this point is maybe touch up the fan by pulling the split ends together with your fingers. Just lightly run them between your thumb and forefinger pulling toward the tip...
Forum: Taxidermy
10-19-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,701
Posted By Hobbes

RE: Full Mount Turkey

Inormally don'trespond to these questions, because typically someone has just shelled out some money and they don't like to feel like it was for nothing. So the best answer is normally if your happy...
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