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Forum: Guns
11-13-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,267
Posted By Strange Biller

That's the key, if you ask me. Most people can't...

That's the key, if you ask me. Most people can't shoot to the full capability of their rifles. I am a decent shot, but I doubt I'm going to put a 6 inch group at 500 yards.

The longest shot...
08-11-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,817
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: .223 ok 4 deer?

I hunt mostly in Maine and if I am not mistaken it is illegal to use a .223 for deer - I think the bullet has to be larger than .22, but I could be mistaken.

And, even if it were legal, I...
Forum: Guns
04-18-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,451
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Walther P38 barrel

I should have been more clear that I am looking for a factory made shortened barrel - I have seen many spare barrels in the $125 -$150 price range, but then I'll have to add the cost of having that...
Forum: Guns
04-17-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,451
Posted By Strange Biller

Walther P38 barrel

I have a Walther P38 (the later version with the brown grips - the exact nomenclature I forget off the top of my head) that has matching serial numbers and is in pretty decent shape except for the...
Forum: Northeast
11-21-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Deer cannot see orange.

I've heard this UV foolishness for years, but I've never seen anything to verify it with science.

Most animals, deer included, don't see in black and white like you and I would see watchinga B&W...
Forum: Northeast
11-17-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: My cousin shot my big buck

I had a good day - took a nice 120 pound doe last night just at sunset. About 200 yards from where my cousin shot that deer. I sat through a 2 1/2 hours rainstorm to get her, so I was pretty happy....
Forum: Northeast
11-15-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: My cousin shot my big buck

Yeah, I'm not too upset because honestly I'd rather eat a nice 100 pound skipper than a big monster like that, so I'm just glad to see someone in my hunting party get the big one.

Not that I...
Forum: Northeast
11-15-2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: My cousin shot my big buck

Here's a link to the picture:
http://pics.livejournal.com/strangebiller/pic/00006y8t
Forum: Northeast
11-10-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By Strange Biller

My cousin shot my big buck

I have only been out one day this year so far for my boy's youth hunt in late October in Maine, but I'll be going out thur, fri and sat.

This morning, my cousin was sitting in the blind I was...
Forum: Northeast
11-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,485
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: taking a dump

I'll take a dump in the woods and though I generally try to do it as far away as possible from where I'm hunting, I did once take one right beside the spot where my old man later came and sat and he...
Forum: Northeast
11-03-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: handicapped hunter's 10 pointer

My dad is also a handicapped hunter - he has been a quardapalegic since November 2001 when he fell from a roof. He had a partial spinal injury, so he can use his hands and feet somewhat, but not very...
Forum: Northeast
02-03-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,580
Posted By Strange Biller

Looking for archery range on Mass. North Shore

Does anyone know of a good archery range (indoor or outdoor) close to Lynn, MA? I've had a bow for many years and I think I've gotten to the point in hunting where I would like to actually get...
Forum: Northeast
03-04-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,205
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Sunday hunting in Maine

First, the leadership of any organinzation, whether it be Maine Guides or the International Association of Firefighters (my affiliation), stands up and backs something, that is a far cry from being...
Forum: Northeast
03-04-2005, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Maine moose permits

I'm up to 5 bonus points now, and I bought another 10 - I'll still get skunked, I bet.
Forum: Northeast
03-03-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,205
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Sunday hunting in Maine

I'd have to see a little more evidence that landowners, guides and whoever else was listed are against this. Just because you, MaineGuide, are against this, doesn't mean all guides are against it. ...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Strange Biller

Maine Moose permits

Anyone get one? Once again, I am skunked - too few permits for us flatlanders. Should have never moved out of state.
Forum: Northeast
11-17-2003, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Where are the MA deer hunters???

I live in Mass but only hunt in Maine because I have no idea where to hunt here. I grew up hunting only on family land so I don' t even know where to begin to find a spot in Mass.
Forum: Northeast
11-13-2003, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: BLINDS OR TREE STANDS?

We use both - depends on the area. We have one stand that takes deer year after year (including one year when it took five bucks) - it looks down a long alley, but generally the crossing point is so...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-2003, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: windy days; should I stay home?

Well, you' re right that the deer are harder to hunt on a windy day because they tend to lay down and not move.

But, I hunted all day Saturday, too, and saw nothing (I did freeze, though). Then...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-2003, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Wheres all the Maine Hunting Posts?

My stand is in - actually, it' s been in for about 30 years now and the guy who built it is probably dead by now, but my brother and I rebuilt it back in August. Most productive stand in Maine. One...
06-18-2003, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Running Deer Shots

Power, I didn' t mean to imply it was impossible or that my rifle was off (it wasn' t, as I checked later) - my point was that I am an above average shooter and I still screwed that up to the point...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-2003, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Maine Moose Hunt

At least they have the point system now - that will help a little bit. It also brings in a bunch of extra money with the bonus point offer.

Maine' s moose population seems pretty healthy,...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-2003, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Maine 2002 Season Report and 2003 Any Deer Permit Recommendations.

I hunt in #23 on my family' s land - big stretch of golf course and woods. We had a good year last year - 4 bucks and a doe between my uncle, two brothers, my father and myself. Off the same land...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-2003, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Maine Moose Hunt

I didn' t get one. I' m up to somewhere around 5 bonus points next year. Plus I buy all the extra bonus points available and I still have yet to have my number come up. And no one in my family...
06-17-2003, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Running Deer Shots

I have always had a rule that I never take a shot at a running deer (I hunt with a rifle - if I hunted shotgun I might have a different opinion). I' m a very good shot, but I just don' t want to...
Forum: Northeast
03-31-2003, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Looking for a hunting spot in Massachusetts

Weston reservoir has lots of deer around it and plenty of woods - I think I' ll check the ordinances there for bow hunting, although I get the feeling they probably don' t allow huning of any kind.
03-21-2003, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: What would you do?

Sit there and watch and hope you don' t spook him so he returns another day.
Forum: Northeast
03-21-2003, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Looking for a hunting spot in Massachusetts

Thanks, Jay. Do you have any idea what the hunting laws are in Mass in terms of hunting on non-posted land? Most places if there is no town ordinance against hunting and the land isn' t posted, as...
Forum: Northeast
03-19-2003, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By Strange Biller

Looking for a hunting spot in Massachusetts

I' ve never hunted anywhere but on family land in Maine, even though I have lived in Massachusetts for a six years now. I was wondering how someone goes about finding an area to hunt in Mass.

...
Forum: Northeast
03-19-2003, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: How Did EverOne Do???

I got a nice 120 pound spike week 2 in Maine. I had an extra doe permit but never got the chance to use it, which was too bad since I am now out of meat. Between my two brothers, my father and I we...
03-07-2003, 10:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,642
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: how long have you been hunting?

The first time I carried a gun hunting was in 1982, I think, when I was about 11. I walked with the old man before that, though.
03-07-2003, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: How do you become a guide?

If you just want a license to be a guide, you can attend one of the courses mentioned (LL Bean also offers courses to become a Maine Guide and a place caleld Eagle Lake Camp offers a week long course...
02-06-2003, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Muzzlebreaks in general

I'm going to check and see if my rifle has a hollow stock - if it does I'll weight it down for the off season and take the weight out for hunting.

I'll have to wait until I go to Maine next (I...
02-05-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Muzzlebreaks in general

I'm not too worried about flinching, as experience has shown me over the years that I never feel the recoil when I am shooting at game. And I don't want to make the rifle too heavy because I carry...
02-05-2003, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Strange Biller

Muzzlebreaks in general

I am considering putting a muzzlebreak on my Remington 700BDL (circa 1985+/-) 30-06.

My thinking is that with a little less recoil I might get out and shoot it more in the off season and get a...
02-04-2003, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Anybody Deer Hunt in Maine?

I hunt Maine every year. I grew up in Damariscotta and do almost all my hunting on family land in Vassalboro.

I'm living in exile down here in Massachusetts, but in a couple of years when the...
02-04-2003, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Feild Dressing birds

I can describe my method of field dressing grouse, which some may like and some not.

When the bird is still warm, lay it on the ground on its back and spread the wings out. Stand on the wings as...
02-04-2003, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,861
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Soaking Venison

We used to hang the deer for a couple of days to "season," but in the last couple of years we have tended to butcher the next day or the same night and to be honest I can't tell the difference except...
02-04-2003, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: So much venison..so little ideas!?!

Prior to this year I have always butchered myself and I never had any made into hamburger. This year I was pressed for time and had mine sent out and instead of just having a lot of stew meat like...
02-04-2003, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: So much venison..so little ideas!?!

And one more note: almost any recipe that calls for lamb will work well with venison substituted.
02-04-2003, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,315
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: How to clean liver????????

Follow these easy steps:

1. Put liver in your plastic bag (my plastic shopping bag doubles as my seat on wet days).

2. Bring liver home, soak in a bucket of water over night.

3. Get up...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-03-2003, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Got a hog

Hogs are something I wish we had here in the Northeast.

I love Maine, but we only have whitetail (bag limit one), moose (permit drawing only - 2000 permits for 80,000 applicants) and bear (which...
01-31-2003, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Hunter Education class......worthless

A couple of people have already mentioned it, but I think first hand lessons are absolutely required for the message to sink in. I never had to take the course because I was grandfathered since I...
01-31-2003, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Deer Jerkey recipes?

I slice it thin and marinate it in equal parts soy sauce, white sugar and brown sugar. I also add a bit of Tabasco on occasion. Marinate for a couple of hours - 3-4 - anything longer will be too...
01-24-2003, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,921
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: remington model 710

My younger brother bought one of the 710s in 30-06 - and while it may not be pretty, it killed a deer this year and cost half as much as I paid for my used 700BDL back in 1989.

Granted, I wouldn't...
01-24-2003, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: 270 or 30-06?

I like 30-06 because I hunt mostly white tails but this will work when I finally get a chance to go for elk with my in-laws in Montana.
01-24-2003, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Need Rifle Advice

I'd love to see the .35 Remington make a big comeback. My dad still uses his - we call it Ol' Knock 'Em Stiff because when you hit a deer with it, he's going down in his tracks. Perfect for up...
Forum: Northeast
01-10-2003, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: I may be Crazy...............

http://www.state.ma.us/dfwele/dfw/dfwice.htm

Here's a link to a table telling you how much weight you can put at each thickness of ice.

I've fished as few as two inches but only on ponds I...
Forum: Northeast
01-09-2003, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: deer pics

Here is a link to a picture of my son with the 120 lb spike I took this year. http://hometown.aol.com/bradbu4/AJdeer.html

This was my boy's first time deer hunting.
Forum: Northeast
11-19-2002, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Strange Biller

RE: Opening Day Success Despite It All

My dad has hunted for years with a .35 remington - the old classic semi-auto (model 8A?) which has been modified with a peep sight. He calls it Ol' Knock 'Em Stiff and it sure as hell does. I shot...
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