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Forum: Black Powder
12-04-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By ihookem1

Cayugad, I also cast .458 for my 45-70 but it...

Cayugad, I also cast .458 for my 45-70 but it never shot so I swaged them down with my Lee swagger ( 20 mi. away from home) , put them in a sabot and they shot 1.25 " At 50 yds with a 3x scope and a...
Forum: Midwest
07-21-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By ihookem1

If you saw a 10 point buck 75 yds away, you did...

If you saw a 10 point buck 75 yds away, you did darn good. I saw 1 decent buck last fall and a 4 point. I saw 1 buck all the season before, gun and bow.At least I got that one.
Forum: Midwest
12-11-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By ihookem1

You are in the process of finding out that the...

You are in the process of finding out that the U.P has tons of deer in some areas and none in others. Hope you found the right place.
Forum: Black Powder
12-06-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By ihookem1

Flunder, what is QLA? I really wish they would...

Flunder, what is QLA? I really wish they would make it shoot conicals. Very easy and cheap.
Forum: Black Powder
12-05-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By ihookem1

I cast a .500 with pure lead for my Encore. It...

I cast a .500 with pure lead for my Encore. It won't shoot at all. I decided I still want to cast so I started in my 45-70 . Still won't shoot . SO, I swaged the 45-70 down to ..452 and paper patched...
Forum: Guns
09-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,908
Posted By ihookem1

I have a 45-70 gov. I rarely shoot it cause it...

I have a 45-70 gov. I rarely shoot it cause it kicks so hard. Go with a mild reload if you can. A full power load would kick the crap out of me.
Forum: Guns
08-03-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,290
Posted By ihookem1

I had both and found mixed ammo in my back pack...

I had both and found mixed ammo in my back pack one deer season. Since I had much more 270 Win. cases bullets I got rid of the 06. Good idea to have a back up rifle. I am glad I had a backup rifle...
Forum: Guns
04-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By ihookem1

Cabelas is funny with used guns. I cashed in my...

Cabelas is funny with used guns. I cashed in my cabelas points and don't use the card anymore. They are too expensive for most things. Even with the 20% coupon, it is no cheaper than Fleet Farm.
02-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,836
Posted By ihookem1

This is how I pick my new deer caliber for...

This is how I pick my new deer caliber for Wisconsin hunting . When I see a gun on the used shelf I really like and price is right. If it's bigger than 22 cal. it's good to go. That's how I pick my...
02-11-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,256
Posted By ihookem1

Park Falls is in Price co . I also have a place...

Park Falls is in Price co . I also have a place in Price co. It makes very little difference as far as I know. Perhaps there is less hunting pressure on the west side of Price co. Grouse hunting...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By ihookem1

I kind of wanted one in 243 youth but thought it...

I kind of wanted one in 243 youth but thought it wouldn't be a quality gun. I went with a TC Venture youth in .243 Win . The trigger broke for no reason. Under warranty though.
01-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By ihookem1

My wife lived in Oriental, NC. in 1982. When we...

My wife lived in Oriental, NC. in 1982. When we first met she didn't like " those stupid hunters". As we dated I talked about my deer hunts. She told me in N.C. they just drove around in the back of...
01-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,640
Posted By ihookem1

We always hunt near a river. Our favorite stand...

We always hunt near a river. Our favorite stand is 40 yds from the water. I pulled out my sons bear, 206 lbs gutted. We dragged it down the hill, tipped the canoe and rolled the bear in. I did this...
01-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,256
Posted By ihookem1

I hear form grouse hunters down your way that it...

I hear form grouse hunters down your way that it isn't good. I talk to plenty of them in northern Wis. over the years. I took a walk on 11/22/13, the day before gun season. I kicked up a dozen or so...
01-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,156
Posted By ihookem1

I saw both boxes on the shelf. The .270 Win was...

I saw both boxes on the shelf. The .270 Win was 18-19 bucks. The 25-06 was 26 bucks. If you reload go with th 25-06. Here is why. I got my son a Tikka t3 light in .270 win. It kicks like a mule. I...
11-19-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By ihookem1

Maybe it's a "horny" doe,,, with horns??

Maybe it's a "horny" doe,,, with horns??
11-19-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By ihookem1

I have yet to fool a deers nose. I think the...

I have yet to fool a deers nose. I think the cleaner you are the less they freak out if they get a whiff. I hunt way back in almost a wilderness area where hunters rarely go. They know I'm there even...
11-19-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By ihookem1

We never leave the cabin till it's light outside....

We never leave the cabin till it's light outside. Several reason for this. We almost never see deer till a good hr after opening, 2 hrs is best. We are not sure why but we think it has to do with...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By ihookem1

You are looking at 514 dollars and 3 years...

You are looking at 514 dollars and 3 years without hunting or fishing if they did that in Wisconsin. Also, why do they have to have a corn feeder anyway? They have the best deer hunting land in...
11-07-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,592
Posted By ihookem1

They don't spook when they smell smoke or chew....

They don't spook when they smell smoke or chew. That isn't scent, it's a smell and there is the difference.
11-06-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By ihookem1

This is why we dpn't bait anymore. It is not even...

This is why we dpn't bait anymore. It is not even sport. You can tame a deer with corn. By our cabin we put out corn but don't hunt there. We enjoy it but can't see hunting over corn anymore....
11-06-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,592
Posted By ihookem1

There is no way scent killler can work. When we...

There is no way scent killler can work. When we walk in the woods every time we take a step the air in our boots go poof, poof, poof. It is letting air out and with it comes scent spores scent bombs....
10-05-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,301
Posted By ihookem1

Try shooting it. SOme of those H&R's are accurate...

Try shooting it. SOme of those H&R's are accurate , some aren't. I shot my first deer with a 20 ga. It ran a bit and tipped over.
10-05-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,885
Posted By ihookem1

I found one of those in N.W. Wisconsin. It came...

I found one of those in N.W. Wisconsin. It came from Kansas City, at least that was the return address. I have found two old logging camps around there. I once was setting up a stand in the same...
Forum: Midwest
07-12-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,054
Posted By ihookem1

I would encourage you to live in Wisconsin if you...

I would encourage you to live in Wisconsin if you are in Palentine. This way you are in a much better state when it comes to hunting public land. Not that I care, but if you are from SC. you will...
07-12-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,187
Posted By ihookem1

Olssodm14, sinse you are from Wisconsin, here is...

Olssodm14, sinse you are from Wisconsin, here is where it works. It works very well up in the big woods where there is a shortage of salt and minerals. We use it in Price co. and works like crazy....
05-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,952
Posted By ihookem1

This is real good advise. Throw it all over the...

This is real good advise. Throw it all over the place so they are grazing instead of gorging. It takes them more time to eat, they like to graze and if you are hunting it gives you time cuse they are...
04-21-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,952
Posted By ihookem1

Aside from all the arguing O.P. I have hunted...

Aside from all the arguing O.P. I have hunted over bait for years. It works but you will be hard pressed to shoot something to put on a wall. A doe, fawns and little bucks so dumb you can talk to...
Forum: Trail Cameras
04-18-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By ihookem1

Bad knee and can't get a replacement.

Bad knee and can't get a replacement.
Forum: Bowhunting
04-18-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By ihookem1

There are places to hunt and some is public, and...

There are places to hunt and some is public, and some public is even good. If ya go west to Waterloo there is some land and heard from my friends son that it is pretty good.
04-16-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By ihookem1

If you come in the fall you can hunt almost...

If you come in the fall you can hunt almost anywhere but most states require a gun safety course. You can do it online from what I hear. Grouse in the upper midwest or deer in Wisconsin. Public land...
Forum: Trail Cameras
04-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,969
Posted By ihookem1

I run a mac book and the only weird thing is I...

I run a mac book and the only weird thing is I need an adapter for the SD card. Why Apple doesn't know enough to make an SD slot is beyond me. I can put them in phot booth and keep them and like phot...
Forum: Guns
04-04-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By ihookem1

If you recorown it you may loose accuracy....

If you recorown it you may loose accuracy. Strange things can happen. And you need a good day just to keep up with what that 1/2" gun can do every day anyway. Snicker.
Forum: Guns
04-04-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,547
Posted By ihookem1

There is so little difference between the two it...

There is so little difference between the two it doesn't matter. If you reload you can make the 06 all but the same. A 7 Mag has higher pressures than the 06 at maximum loads If all else was equal...
03-20-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,827
Posted By ihookem1

Too much Baiting makes deer go nocturnal. I have...

Too much Baiting makes deer go nocturnal. I have 10 yrs of trail cam pics to show that bait makes them move at night and sit and sllep all day in the sun. Very hard to hunt deer when they have a...
03-20-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,058
Posted By ihookem1

Yep, if it's warm I don't lay it in the truck. I...

Yep, if it's warm I don't lay it in the truck. I always hang them unless it's good and cold. It is amazing how long those deer hold heat. My BIL shot a buck last fall. It was 14 degrees and the next...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-04-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,129
Posted By ihookem1

I watched a doe come in on Nov. 3 this year for...

I watched a doe come in on Nov. 3 this year for 45 minutes. By the time I got a shot I was so cold I could not pull the string back. It is way different in cold than shooting several arrows per...
Forum: Guns
02-19-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,287
Posted By ihookem1

Because 22lr is survival ammo. I can shoot...

Because 22lr is survival ammo. I can shoot rabbits or deer with it. I can protect my home with them and does not cost me .25 a round,,, yet.
Forum: Guns
02-19-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,504
Posted By ihookem1

I think it will get better. After this I will...

I think it will get better. After this I will never get caught without a big stack of supplies.
Forum: Trail Cameras
02-08-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By ihookem1

Whatch out for rabies with cats hanging with...

Whatch out for rabies with cats hanging with coons.
Forum: Guns
02-08-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By ihookem1

Tamed down my 45-70 to a tolerant kick.

Tamed down my 45-70 to a tolerant kick.
Forum: Trail Cameras
02-04-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By ihookem1

I always thought a fox would kill a cat. In th...

I always thought a fox would kill a cat. In th emiddle of winter I don't think that cat would have been so lucky.
Forum: Trail Cameras
02-04-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By ihookem1

No snow in Minnesota??? I wish I could see grass...

No snow in Minnesota??? I wish I could see grass in January. We have about 8"
02-01-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,117
Posted By ihookem1

Is it hard to find doe tags in many areas without...

Is it hard to find doe tags in many areas without P.P. ?? I would love so much to go to Wyoming to hunt anything to the point that I don't care if it's a buck or doe. Where can I hunt? It is almost...
Forum: Trail Cameras
01-20-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By ihookem1

You can show them the pic, they still won't...

You can show them the pic, they still won't believe you. They are that stuborn.
01-20-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,913
Posted By ihookem1

A deer is gunna smell ya if you are up wind and...

A deer is gunna smell ya if you are up wind and on the ground. A drug dog can small a dubie ( remember those?) in a kids locker, in the jacket pocket and in a plastic bag. That deer is going to...
01-15-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 34,978
Posted By ihookem1

I can walk right up on a deer cause I'm the deer...

I can walk right up on a deer cause I'm the deer whisperer. On a serious note, Once I shot a buck and couldn't find it. I tracked with a flashlight well into dark. By the time it got totally dark a...
01-06-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By ihookem1

mule deer numbers

About 10-15 years ago I read that mule deer numbers were in decline. Some thought it might be the expansion of the white tail. I believed it cause I worked for a guy that went to Wyoming for mulies...
Forum: Trail Cameras
01-04-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By ihookem1

I've used lithiums down to -12F. No problems at...

I've used lithiums down to -12F. No problems at all. They last a long time. So long that it might be almost as cheap to buy lithiums.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-30-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By ihookem1

I don't think ya hit the vitals. I don't think a...

I don't think ya hit the vitals. I don't think a deer can go that far with a field tip through a lung.
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