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04-18-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By Murdy

Brine it overnight, grill indirect heat, do not...

Brine it overnight, grill indirect heat, do not overcook!
04-11-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,000
Posted By Murdy

I concur with the .308 / 30-06 being good...

I concur with the .308 / 30-06 being good choices, 2 of the most well-established calibers out there, plenty of affordable ammo available everywhere. I own a 7-08, also a fine choice, and getting...
06-13-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,668
Posted By Murdy

Wow, I have had real good results with...

Wow, I have had real good results with permetherin. Been using it several years now.
11-30-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,439
Posted By Murdy

Hunting success is a lot about persistence, even...

Hunting success is a lot about persistence, even on the best days, odds are you will not kill a deer, but every time you are out there gives you a chance and sooner or later it will pay off.
11-30-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Murdy

Florida's turkey season also opens earlier than...

Florida's turkey season also opens earlier than most in March. That time of year, though, you are probably mostly looking at predator hunting, maybe some late waterfowl seasons down on the gulf...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-06-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By Murdy

"less tuning issue's to get them to fly as my...

"less tuning issue's to get them to fly as my field tips do"

I'm with MRBB on this one
06-06-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,713
Posted By Murdy

Only those cartridges?? Really odd! If they...

Only those cartridges?? Really odd! If they thought they were limiting this to classic cartridges, the .270's absence is striking. Maybe it's ok if you are buying your first rifle, but what if you...
Forum: Midwest
10-27-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By Murdy

No minimum age south of the border: ...

No minimum age south of the border:

http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/YouthHuntingLicense.aspx

However the IDNR does state: "It is the policy of IDNR that youth under the age of (10)...
Forum: Automotive
06-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By Murdy

My wife drives a Chrysler 300 with AWD. It...

My wife drives a Chrysler 300 with AWD. It tracks awesomely on the ice. The main issue with snow is depth, as it doesn't have the clearance of my pickup or old jeep. So if it gets much higher than...
06-01-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,711
Posted By Murdy

Strictly speaking, the statute of limitations for...

Strictly speaking, the statute of limitations for claims against the state probably hasn't run (2 years in most states, I think), though, as a practical matter, you might have problems proving your...
Forum: Optics
05-13-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,799
Posted By Murdy

THey had demos in of these right around $100 a...

THey had demos in of these right around $100 a while ago, keep an eye on them (also a pretty good sale anyway). I'd look for some used older Nikon ATBs or anything from Vortex, since the warranty is...
05-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,568
Posted By Murdy

The $100-$300 category represents a pretty big...

The $100-$300 category represents a pretty big range. I picked up a Minox ZV3 last year for about $130. Not a bad scope, adjustments are a little mushy. Three or four years ago I bought a Vortex...
Forum: Midwest
04-20-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,169
Posted By Murdy

Hey Bug, PM sent

Hey Bug, PM sent
04-15-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Murdy

time to check your neighboring states for...

time to check your neighboring states for leftover tags.

Congrats.

I've seen two grouse taken, but that's about it.
04-15-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Murdy

I've got some Hevi 5 and some Hevi blend. ...

I've got some Hevi 5 and some Hevi blend.

I've never been able to afford to shoot enough times to make a valid comparison.
Forum: Camping Gear
04-02-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,540
Posted By Murdy

I had a couple extra leaf springs put into my old...

I had a couple extra leaf springs put into my old Cherokee for pulling a good-sized pop up. Helped quite a bit and pretty cheap. Just a thought.
04-02-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,733
Posted By Murdy

Great advice. After reading reviews, I was set...

Great advice. After reading reviews, I was set on buying one of the new Weatherby Vanguard II's a couple years ago -- until I put one to my shoulder, just didn't feel right, fine gun, I'm sure it...
03-31-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,482
Posted By Murdy

My most used rifle for whitetails was a 8mm...

My most used rifle for whitetails was a 8mm Mauser my Grandfather picked up along the way (German war surplus). I bought a 7-08 a couple years ago, and love it, but since I'm in shotgun-only land...
Forum: Camping Gear
03-26-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,540
Posted By Murdy

You might want to post this up in the hunting...

You might want to post this up in the hunting gear section of the general hunting forums. I think a lot more people look there than the classifieds, might get a better response.
Forum: Midwest
03-19-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By Murdy

First Random Daily Draw results are out (Turkey - Illinois)

Got my first choice.

http://neonwebh.cmcf.state.il.us:8080/con/sturkinq
Forum: Midwest
03-19-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Murdy

Hopefully they do get it in line with the CC...

Hopefully they do get it in line with the CC system, which went amazingly smoothly given the initial controversy, the glut of applications, and the fact that it's a lot more of a complex process than...
03-18-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 29,971
Posted By Murdy

two or three years ago, we had 3 documented in...

two or three years ago, we had 3 documented in northern Illinois. As I recall, one shot (mistaken for coyote), one hit by car or train, one on a trail camera.
03-18-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,661
Posted By Murdy

Pretty good sale on that one too

Pretty good sale on that one too
03-18-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,429
Posted By Murdy

I'm partial to Lacrosse Alpha Burly's myself, my...

I'm partial to Lacrosse Alpha Burly's myself, my first pair did fail me, but it took four years+, comfortable for walking too. I've got friends who love their Muck's. I wouldn't wear either in the...
03-18-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,135
Posted By Murdy

Decoys can work against you sometimes. I've had...

Decoys can work against you sometimes. I've had birds appear to spook from a decoy. I assume these were educated birds. If I use them, it tends to be early in the season.
03-17-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,525
Posted By Murdy

I've eaten Canadians and domestic and loved them...

I've eaten Canadians and domestic and loved them both. Are the snowies considered greasy? (a common complaint from those that don't know how to cook a goose) Or is it just a flavor thing that...
Forum: West
03-16-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,957
Posted By Murdy

Most of us in the Midwest started off on small...

Most of us in the Midwest started off on small game -- squirrels, rabbits, pheasants and such. Maybe consider that. Here's a couple links to organizations devoted to such things with chapters in...
03-16-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,992
Posted By Murdy

I've only seen a few in 10 years around here

I've only seen a few in 10 years around here
03-16-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,135
Posted By Murdy

If you see another hunter sneaking up on you...

If you see another hunter sneaking up on you decoys, yell "DECOY!!" and don't move. On the same vein, set your decoys so you can see a long ways behind them (i.e., further than a shotgun can shoot)....
Forum: Optics
01-22-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,833
Posted By Murdy

Here's a decent review of 3 in that approximate...

Here's a decent review of 3 in that approximate price range:
http://www.opticsreviewer.com/monarch-7-vs-elite-ed.html
The Nikon Monarch 7's fair well.
Forum: Guns
01-22-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,367
Posted By Murdy

I own an xl7 in 30-06. It was a good shooter out...

I own an xl7 in 30-06. It was a good shooter out of the box. Sorry to hear that they are going out of production. I would be cautious about buying the scope package. As far as I can tell, the...
01-08-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,602
Posted By Murdy

I grew up in an area where baiting is legal, I...

I grew up in an area where baiting is legal, I now live where it is not. I don't understand how others baiting diminishes the "whitetail challenge" for you in any way. What others are doing has no...
12-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By Murdy

Since there is a Woodstock and Harvard and...

Since there is a Woodstock and Harvard and McHenry County in northern Illinois, I'd have to say that's what the OP is referring to. McHenry is in the CWD zone, so the population is probably down due...
12-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,044
Posted By Murdy

I worked for a small sausage kitchen that...

I worked for a small sausage kitchen that processed a lot of venison. For brats and summer, we'd use either 20-40% lean pork trim at about a 1 to 2 ration to the venison -- less for 20%, more for...
11-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,118
Posted By Murdy

I own a Badlands 2200. I like it, but I think it...

I own a Badlands 2200. I like it, but I think it would be overkill for a day pack (unless you have to pack meat out). Badlands makes some smaller packs that might be more appropriate. There's an...
10-07-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,355
Posted By Murdy

I don't use one, or have any real desire to do so...

I don't use one, or have any real desire to do so -- though I have seen some cool pics of deer and other critters taken by them. It would seem to me that unless you're rich enough to carpet an area...
10-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,506
Posted By Murdy

There's a certain amount of personal preference...

There's a certain amount of personal preference involved. I used to work for a butcher. and we sold primarily box beef (not aged) through the counter. We got a contract to handle sides and quarters...
Forum: Midwest
09-25-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Murdy

I was driving to work this morning -- southern De...

I was driving to work this morning -- southern De Kalb County -- I had a doe cross in front of me, being followed closely by a medium sized buck. Coincidence??
09-25-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,021
Posted By Murdy

I have a couple sets of Stagger Steps by Big...

I have a couple sets of Stagger Steps by Big Game. They come in 3 or 4 sections that attach to the tree independently, which works better than the one-piece 16 or 20 foot systems if you can't find a...
09-20-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,989
Posted By Murdy

I thought I saw the same thing Uncle Matt is...

I thought I saw the same thing Uncle Matt is talking about, but my recollection is a bit different so it must have been a different study. As I recalled it, fresh earth cover spray did not prevent a...
09-19-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By Murdy

The WDNR webpage shows that zones 2, 5,6, and 7...

The WDNR webpage shows that zones 2, 5,6, and 7 were oversubscribed:

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/fall.pdf

but that there were permits available. I've got a friend who pulled a zone...
Forum: Midwest
09-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By Murdy

Once again, I call B.S. on the most recently...

Once again, I call B.S. on the most recently released leftover list (showing tags remaining as of August 25 after second lottery was held). It shows nine public land sites; however, sites that...
09-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 816
Posted By Murdy

Ranch Truck Caps

Anyone have any experience with Ranch truck caps? Not much info online, and was wondering if anyone had an opinion about their quality?
Forum: Northeast
09-10-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Murdy

I think a lot of websites sell space to...

I think a lot of websites sell space to advertising companies who resell it and the original website doesn't control what ads are run.
09-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Murdy

try going to amazon, search men's hunting...

try going to amazon, search men's hunting clothing, then on the right side of the screen you can filter by size, I got nearly 400 results. most websites of larger retailers will let you do this too
08-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,743
Posted By Murdy

I worked for both a butcher shop and sausage...

I worked for both a butcher shop and sausage kitchen when I was in my 20s, so I have a little foundation, but what I would do is go on YouTube and watch several videos on butchering deer (there are a...
08-15-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By Murdy

I looked a couple times and couldn't find...

I looked a couple times and couldn't find anything more substantial than second-hand info in blogs, such as:...
Forum: Guns
08-15-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,939
Posted By Murdy

True, but not the Combo, so consider that if you...

True, but not the Combo, so consider that if you are looking at the Combo package.
08-15-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Murdy

I own a few pieces of Minus 33 clothing, in...

I own a few pieces of Minus 33 clothing, in particular a long-sleeve undershirt that I love. They clearance a little bit of their stuff through their own website and I think on Amazon--if you're not...
08-13-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By Murdy

I really don't have an opinion on this, just...

I really don't have an opinion on this, just curious what everyone thought. At one time, I was trying to decide whether to buy a short barreled turkey gun and I ran across this line of thought. ...
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