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Forum: Off Season
12-27-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Champlain Islander

Kind of weird that they allow supplemental...

Kind of weird that they allow supplemental feeding over in Maine. Here in Vermont it is illegal to feed deer as a preventative measure to hold CWD from setting foot in the state. Deer feeding in...
Forum: Off Season
12-25-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Champlain Islander

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all my...

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all my HNI friends.
12-18-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By Champlain Islander

Nice going on the doe. I set my goal for 2 flat...

Nice going on the doe. I set my goal for 2 flat heads one with the bow and the other with old smokey. Filled both tags with some good eats.
12-16-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By Champlain Islander

When I first looked into western elk hunting I...

When I first looked into western elk hunting I needed a good leather boot with support and good traction. Crispi was one that received high reviews at that time which was 12 years ago. I decided to...
Forum: Off Season
12-15-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By Champlain Islander

Family gun shop here no problem on guns but ammo...

Family gun shop here no problem on guns but ammo is a bit harder depending on what I am looking for. Good thing I was prepared for this.
Forum: Off Season
12-08-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By Champlain Islander

I can get most of what I need here in the Green...

I can get most of what I need here in the Green Mt State.
11-30-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Champlain Islander

Agreed OT. I think hanging helps to tenderize the...

Agreed OT. I think hanging helps to tenderize the deer, elk and moose. I always take care to handle my kills and do all my own butchering so I control all aspects of the hang time to freezer.
Forum: Off Season
11-30-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Champlain Islander

Never watched much of that stuff. Did see a...

Never watched much of that stuff. Did see a couple star wars movies but that's it.
Forum: Crossbows
11-30-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,829
Posted By Champlain Islander

I am using the rage hypodermic 100 grain...

I am using the rage hypodermic 100 grain mechanical. Flies just like the target points and leaves a 2" wound. My shot at 30 yds passed through the deer with a double lung shot. I think it is a good...
11-30-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,247
Posted By Champlain Islander

I carry a backpack with all my gear. It has...

I carry a backpack with all my gear. It has external clasps and I can carry a 3 legged collapsible chair with a back. It weighs almost nothing and is camo. Got it at dicks a few years ago.
11-26-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By Champlain Islander

I have several dozen rods for various uses. I...

I have several dozen rods for various uses. I like to fish panfish especially crappie and found the perfect rod for my use and it is only 50 bucks. I buy them at Dick's Sporting goods and they are...
11-26-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By Champlain Islander

I hear that brand of boots are excellent. I have...

I hear that brand of boots are excellent. I have never seen them in stores to try on which makes it hard.
Forum: Off Season
11-26-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Champlain Islander

Just the 2 of us this year and normally we have...

Just the 2 of us this year and normally we have 11 more. We got a small turkey and will have it with all the traditional fixings. We will zoom the kids and their families later.
Forum: Off Season
11-22-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Champlain Islander

Hopefully isn't ill with covid and just got sick...

Hopefully isn't ill with covid and just got sick of all the insanity.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By Champlain Islander

Good advice.

Good advice.
Forum: Crossbows
11-13-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,829
Posted By Champlain Islander

I too am a first timer with a crossbow and bought...

I too am a first timer with a crossbow and bought the viper s400. I bought it mostly for the ten point name. The cocking and decocking works great and the bow is very fast and accurate. A bit noisy...
11-09-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By Champlain Islander

That is just plain bad customer service. Sending...

That is just plain bad customer service. Sending you a coupon to buy another pair of over priced junk just seems like a bad idea. It would be one thing if overwhelming public opinion was that they...
11-08-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Champlain Islander

Today was the last day of open water fishing for...

Today was the last day of open water fishing for the year. I covered both my boats the other day so I hopped in with a friend who is a pro bass fisherman in a search for some yellow and white deep...
11-07-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By Champlain Islander

In the early years Rocky boots used to be made in...

In the early years Rocky boots used to be made in Nelsonville Ohio. On a hunt once, I visited the old shuttered factory and they had a factory store at that location. I believe they are now made in 2...
Forum: Blades
11-05-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,103
Posted By Champlain Islander

I use the same brand knife. I wonder if my knife...

I use the same brand knife. I wonder if my knife knows your knife? LOL
11-05-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By Champlain Islander

Nice going bronko. Great story. Got all my elk...

Nice going bronko. Great story. Got all my elk with 180 gr Barnes TSX out of a 30-06.
Forum: Off Season
10-22-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,772
Posted By Champlain Islander

Or better yet go over to the dark side as my...

Or better yet go over to the dark side as my buddy Rob says and get a crossbow...
lol
Forum: Off Season
10-19-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By Champlain Islander

That would be a real good Vt buck Cal. Nice job...

That would be a real good Vt buck Cal. Nice job and nice picture.
10-19-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By Champlain Islander

Second rifle season normally gives better weather...

Second rifle season normally gives better weather and is a few days longer. Good luck Rob.
Forum: Off Season
10-19-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,730
Posted By Champlain Islander

My only comments are : mrbb you proved your...

My only comments are : mrbb you proved your point. Being right was important to you but obviously not for everyone.
Forum: Off Season
10-17-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,730
Posted By Champlain Islander

I vote Butch back on the Island.

I vote Butch back on the Island.
Forum: Off Season
10-17-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By Champlain Islander

I have posted a few over the years but most of...

I have posted a few over the years but most of the time I get the same message. It seems so easy for some and impossible for others. I will admit I am not all that tech savvy and not that curious to...
Forum: Off Season
10-14-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By Champlain Islander

What about you posting a picture with something...

What about you posting a picture with something Cal? It would be nice to see a picture of one of our most revered mods.
Forum: Off Season
10-13-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By Champlain Islander

Nice doe Phil. I cut mine up Saturday and ground...

Nice doe Phil. I cut mine up Saturday and ground the burger Sunday.
Forum: Off Season
10-11-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,730
Posted By Champlain Islander

I took 3 plus months off recently. Sometimes you...

I took 3 plus months off recently. Sometimes you just have to get some space. Posting on this site is what you make of it. If it gives you pleasure then post away. If not then don't post. In my case...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-09-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Champlain Islander

I know it is only easy when everything works out....

I know it is only easy when everything works out. I have shot many deer with bow but this is my first year not climbing into a tree stand and hunting with a compound. Having the crossbow does take...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-08-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Champlain Islander

Got a decent doe yesterday with my new Tenpoint...

Got a decent doe yesterday with my new Tenpoint Viper S400 crossbow. First year hunting with a crossbow and out of a ground popup blind. Had a t-storm come through and I stayed nice and dry. Shortly...
10-05-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By Champlain Islander

Had a calf moose within 6 feet and closing. I...

Had a calf moose within 6 feet and closing. I picked up a stick and whacked it.
10-05-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Champlain Islander

Great Vt deer Rob...Congrats.

Great Vt deer Rob...Congrats.
Forum: Off Season
10-04-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By Champlain Islander

Good luck Phil. So far I haven't seen a deer....

Good luck Phil. So far I haven't seen a deer. They are in my yard every night eating all the apple drops but are long gone when it gets legal light.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Champlain Islander

No they all went to market. Did go out yesterday...

No they all went to market. Did go out yesterday and got a limit of black crappie and they are now living in my freezer.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Champlain Islander

Didn't see a thing and since the weather is so...

Didn't see a thing and since the weather is so warm I decided to go fishing today. I took a buddy out for deep water perch and we got 190 pounds. Great day. Might go out for some crappie in the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-30-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Champlain Islander

Vermont's Opener

Vermont archery season opener tomorrow. I plan to sit in a blind all day and hope to see a fat doe. My first time using both a popup blind and a crossbow. Normally I am up in a tree stand but having...
Forum: Off Season
09-19-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By Champlain Islander

With the covid issue in mind we really focused on...

With the covid issue in mind we really focused on the garden this year and had a record harvest. I bought a fence for the garden area which kept the deer out. All for us and nothing for the deer....
Forum: Off Season
09-18-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By Champlain Islander

Glad you are doing well Phil. You will love...

Glad you are doing well Phil. You will love retirement.
09-15-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Champlain Islander

Yup was a decent day. Going to blow tomorrow and...

Yup was a decent day. Going to blow tomorrow and next so I'll be landlocked for a couple days. Hate it when that happens.
09-15-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Champlain Islander

Didn't fill my 70 qt copler but did get it more...

Didn't fill my 70 qt copler but did get it more than half filled.. probsbly 60 pounds of yellows and around 10 of white perch. They all went to my fish broker so no fillets tonight. Burgers on the...
09-15-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Champlain Islander

Getting colder

getting ready to take the boat out looking to fill a cooler with yellow perch. 44 degrees
....wow
09-14-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Champlain Islander

Nope but I do like Muck boots. I have owned...

Nope but I do like Muck boots. I have owned several through the years. Barn and garden boots and my boot for hunting here in northern Vermont is the Muck Woodymax. I think I am on my 3rd or 4th pair...
Forum: Politics
06-02-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Champlain Islander

We need the wall and more border patrol with the...

We need the wall and more border patrol with the newest high tech surveillance tools. There are long dirt roads with fields on each side only 20 some odd miles from here. The north side is Canada and...
Forum: Politics
06-02-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,947
Posted By Champlain Islander

Can't move ...it is very expensive, we are taxed...

Can't move ...it is very expensive, we are taxed to the hilt, winters are long and cold and we have to put up with liberals who have taken over. Even with all that it is home. Plus my personal piece...
Forum: Politics
06-02-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,947
Posted By Champlain Islander

The oath is unique to Vermont. It was originally...

The oath is unique to Vermont. It was originally required in the 1777 Vermont Constitution. It was known as the “Freeman’s Oath” until the Inclusive Language Revision Amendment of 1994, when it...
Forum: Politics
06-02-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,947
Posted By Champlain Islander

You are wrong Val. I am 71 years old and I took...

You are wrong Val. I am 71 years old and I took the freeman's oath when I got of age and have never missed a local, state or federal election yet. In addition, since I moved here to the Island as...
Forum: Politics
06-02-2020, 01:12 AM
Forum: Off Season
06-01-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,398
Posted By Champlain Islander

Tonight Ravioli with homemade sauce, Bove's...

Tonight Ravioli with homemade sauce, Bove's meatballs and Italian bread.
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