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Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By Champlain Islander

I will either private sale it or just trade it in...

I will either private sale it or just trade it in to the boat dealer. I still have a 20 foot Glastron with a Volvo Penta sterndrive I keep in a lift at my dock. I never fish out of it and we just use...
Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By Champlain Islander

Lake Champlain is a big lake (110 miles long) and...

Lake Champlain is a big lake (110 miles long) and we get some pretty big winds and waves here. My Lund is a small 16 with a narrow beam. I am pretty good in it but a few times it was getting kind of...
Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By Champlain Islander

Yup they are a bit more than I wanted to spend...

Yup they are a bit more than I wanted to spend but when I looked at 17 foot boats by Lund, Alumacraft, Tracker, Crestliner, Polarcraft, and Smoker/ Starcraft equipped with what I wanted the price of...
Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By Champlain Islander

Ordered a new fishing boat

I spend a lot of time out on Lake Champlain and decided that my trusty 10 year old Lund fishing boat needs to retire. I have looked at a ton of boats and finally decided to order a new Ranger Deep V...
Forum: Off Season
Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Champlain Islander

I build one every summer down on our beach. I use...

I build one every summer down on our beach. I use natural rocks that are out in the water and then when winter comes and the lake rises then freezes, the fire pit is returned to nature. When spring...
Forum: Off Season
Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Champlain Islander

Mrs. CI and I were up in Alaska for 2 weeks plus...

Mrs. CI and I were up in Alaska for 2 weeks plus along with another couple. We did a lot of sight seeing and stayed a couple nights in each area we visited. We did 2 fishing charters and had a blast....
Forum: Off Season
Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Champlain Islander

Yes costco king crab has gone way up. Ironically...

Yes costco king crab has gone way up. Ironically when we were in Alaska a few years ago it was $24 a pound in some of the fish markets we went to. At that time it was $22 at our local Costco. I tried...
10-22-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Champlain Islander

A trophy to me is a full freezer....lol

A trophy to me is a full freezer....lol
Forum: Off Season
10-20-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Champlain Islander

Alaskan King Crab is one of my favorites. I used...

Alaskan King Crab is one of my favorites. I used to think Maine lobster was tops but now I prefer AKC. Other than that I like all fish and really enjoy venison which I am headed out now to try and...
10-19-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Champlain Islander

North Dakota offering deer licence refunds

I just saw that North Dakota is offering approximately 30,000 deer license refunds due to a severe outbreak of EHD. It looks like this is the second year in a row that they have had a bad enough...
10-18-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By Champlain Islander

Yeah warm temps are never good for trying to hunt...

Yeah warm temps are never good for trying to hunt large bodied big game animals. Moose in particular expend too much energy and overheat when it gets up in the 70's. Always next time Phil.
Forum: Off Season
10-18-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,595
Posted By Champlain Islander

Here in vt the moose mostly come out via horses....

Here in vt the moose mostly come out via horses. On some private land you can get permission to bring in a wheeler but pulling a 900 pound moose is difficult. Horses make the best method and there...
Forum: Off Season
10-18-2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,595
Posted By Champlain Islander

One thing about bears they don't drag well. In...

One thing about bears they don't drag well. In this state you have to bring them out whole for some archaic reasoning. Even quartering and boning them it must have been a chore. Hopefully you had...
10-18-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By Champlain Islander

Sorry you didn't score but thats the way hunting...

Sorry you didn't score but thats the way hunting is. It was very warm here and I'm sure was the same over in Maine. Not good weather for hunting anything.
10-17-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Champlain Islander

Nice going flags. That is indeed beautiful...

Nice going flags. That is indeed beautiful country.
Forum: Off Season
10-16-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,595
Posted By Champlain Islander

I didn't work out but I did get out of...

I didn't work out but I did get out of work....LOL Too windy to fish.
10-13-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By Champlain Islander

I got way more squirrels than deer. Grey, reds...

I got way more squirrels than deer. Grey, reds and a ton of chipmunks.
10-11-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By Champlain Islander

Go get him Phil.

Go get him Phil.
10-09-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,329
Posted By Champlain Islander

I think people are good with what they have...

I think people are good with what they have confidence in. In my case about 15 years ago I tried some Barnes TSX factory loads in my 06 after having some accuracy issues with Nosler loads on the...
10-08-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Champlain Islander

My point exactly. I would be curious to know how...

My point exactly. I would be curious to know how far Randy's choice unit which is probably the same as flags has gone up in the last 10 years when he had 19 points. When point creep exceeds 1 a year...
10-08-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Champlain Islander

Yup I would probably be feeling the same except I...

Yup I would probably be feeling the same except I had an issue that pushed me over the top with CO DOW and their points system. Ticked me off and I said I'm not playing anymore. My hunting friends...
10-08-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Champlain Islander

I hear you and thought that way in the beginning....

I hear you and thought that way in the beginning. In the last 10 years point creep has increased to the point of being ridiculous. Guys like flags and my buddy Randy in Colorado have saved up into...
10-07-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Champlain Islander

Bad in most of the western states. Big rip off...

Bad in most of the western states. Big rip off and unless you have banked a bunch over the years you won't get to where you want. Just a money making deal for the departments and most of the time the...
10-05-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Champlain Islander

I still have the passion and drive to hunt but go...

I still have the passion and drive to hunt but go at it a bit slower these days. I grew up in a family deer camp and then branched out and bought my own camp. These days I hunt closer to home with...
09-30-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By Champlain Islander

Unfortunately crowded condition can happen even...

Unfortunately crowded condition can happen even on private land but is especially bad on public. Hunting is a game of numbers and the more time you spend out in the woods the better your chances will...
09-28-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By Champlain Islander

Good luck. Go slow and do a lot of looking with...

Good luck. Go slow and do a lot of looking with your binos.. They are usually in a group so going slow into the wind and picking apart all the terrain is the best way. Lots of cows in the herd and...
09-28-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Champlain Islander

Around these parts we have ruffed grouse, a few...

Around these parts we have ruffed grouse, a few spruce grouse in the north east part of the state and woodcock for upland birds. We locals call the ruffies ....partridge...or pa-tridge if you really...
Forum: Off Season
09-27-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Champlain Islander

My own opinion about space exploration is to...

My own opinion about space exploration is to spend the time and money to fix what is wrong on planet earth. As far as our society turning vapid I agree that times have changed each generation. When I...
09-25-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Champlain Islander

Yup I started with one 55 years ago but never got...

Yup I started with one 55 years ago but never got a deer with it. Once I got my fist compound with sights and aluminum arrows it was a whole new game.
09-25-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By Champlain Islander

I got 2 uprights in the cellar just for garden...

I got 2 uprights in the cellar just for garden stuff along with fish and game. Parents had a chest freezer when I was a kid and from what I remember it was a pain to dig stuff out. Things on the...
09-24-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By Champlain Islander

Getting close is half the fun. Of the 6 elk I...

Getting close is half the fun. Of the 6 elk I killed the first was the farthest and that was 125 yds and closest was the last one at 30 yds.
09-23-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By Champlain Islander

The diamox is a cheap drug that has a few funny...

The diamox is a cheap drug that has a few funny side affects that Ill warn you about. It conditions your body to function as normal with a low O2 content. At 9000 to 11000 feet the air doesn't have...
09-23-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By Champlain Islander

In addition to the items listed above get a cow...

In addition to the items listed above get a cow call. Elk can be very vocal and a cow mew can be settling if you get busted. Be aware of the wind because elk have great noses and will leave the...
09-21-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By Champlain Islander

Good luck Phil.

Good luck Phil.
09-21-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Champlain Islander

Great job Rob. What a way to start retirement

Great job Rob. What a way to start retirement
09-20-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Champlain Islander

I bet they have after 20 years especially out...

I bet they have after 20 years especially out there in California. I think about all the changes around here even in rural places. One thing for sure the changes probably aren't for the good as far...
Forum: Northeast
09-17-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Champlain Islander

Pa elk cam has had a couple bulls the last few...

Pa elk cam has had a couple bulls the last few evenings. Decent elk what looks like a 5X5 laying down in the field right now
Forum: Off Season
09-15-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Champlain Islander

Another good game I learned on the line gang...

Another good game I learned on the line gang especially when you have a few players is pitch. Lots of fun with teams.
09-15-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Champlain Islander

I never noticed a difference in the stock. I...

I never noticed a difference in the stock. I bought mine about 10 years ago when a grandson was born with the feeling that I would pass that one onto him when he gets older. The gun is quite heavy...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Champlain Islander

Been watching the pa elk cam last few days and...

Been watching the pa elk cam last few days and haven't seen or heard an elk yet. Seen a few deer but no elk.
Forum: Off Season
09-14-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Champlain Islander

I have three 28 hands now but never saw a 29. I...

I have three 28 hands now but never saw a 29. I learned the game on my first real job when I was young. I was a lineman and we played in the truck during lunch. Spades was another game when the whole...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-13-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,906
Posted By Champlain Islander

My pit mix is a big sweetheart. Not a mean bone...

My pit mix is a big sweetheart. Not a mean bone in her body.
Forum: Off Season
09-13-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Champlain Islander

The game seems a little complicated because of...

The game seems a little complicated because of all the counting and different rules but in reality is actually quite simple. It is a great game for 2 people to play. My brother is a woodworker and...
Forum: Off Season
09-12-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Champlain Islander

Cribbage 28 hand

Got my third ever 28 hand today in Cribbage but lost the game. My wife and I play a game or two almost every evening during happy hour and before supper. Today was a high wind day so I didn't go out...
09-12-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Champlain Islander

Got the "Golden Boy" model in .22 LR. Shoots as...

Got the "Golden Boy" model in .22 LR. Shoots as well as my eyes allow with open sights. Nice solid action and well built. Too pretty for a safe but that is where it sits.
09-12-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Champlain Islander

Good for you Jake....family first

Good for you Jake....family first
09-06-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Champlain Islander

Good luck on the hunt. The Dog Bar in nearby...

Good luck on the hunt. The Dog Bar in nearby Cuchera is a good place to eat and wash down road dust. I still wear my Dog Bar t-shirt. Really nice looking country.
Forum: Off Season
09-05-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Champlain Islander

I wonder what else goes on at that...

I wonder what else goes on at that "salon"?
09-03-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Champlain Islander

Looks like a nice bear.

Looks like a nice bear.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-31-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Champlain Islander

My Summit Viper is an aluminum climber. Very easy...

My Summit Viper is an aluminum climber. Very easy to use and extremely comfortable. I can spend all day in it. Remember to use a safety vest and stay hooked to the tree as you go up or down.
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