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12-23-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,793
Posted By Handles

MT050 does sound like the best option. I bought...

MT050 does sound like the best option. I bought my whitetail extreme jacket and pants in 1998, they look like new and are as warm as ever. Go with the uninsulated version in a size larger than you...
12-23-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,762
Posted By Handles

It seems that being 50lbs or more overweight and...

It seems that being 50lbs or more overweight and having a strong southern drawl are requirements for having a hunting show. Exception: Tiffany Lakosky!!!
Forum: Midwest
12-23-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,782
Posted By Handles

Deer licenses sold in WI fall 2009:638,040 gun...

Deer licenses sold in WI fall 2009:638,040 gun licenses and 204,833 bow licenses.
Almost 850,000 licenses. And people wonder why the herd might be down? Maybe we have too many hunters. I know the...
12-23-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Handles

Deer licenses sold in WI fall 2009:638,040 gun...

Deer licenses sold in WI fall 2009:638,040 gun licenses and 204,833 bow licenses.
Almost 850,000 licenses. And people wonder why the herd might be down? Maybe we have too many hunters. I know the...
12-17-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Handles

The herd is down and here's why I feel it is. ...

The herd is down and here's why I feel it is.



So the DNR has forced these hunters to shoot all of these deer?

You said that this has happend year after year. And that the DNR should...
12-17-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By Handles

I was kind of figuring in a premire scope with...

I was kind of figuring in a premire scope with the rifle for the cost, so a sako + swarovski + ammo = close to 2,500. You could go with a Kimber Grand American to push the cost up. Or check out some...
12-17-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Handles

The DNR does not control who pulls the trigger,...

The DNR does not control who pulls the trigger, or how many times it happens. If you feel that the population where you are at is down, the simple solution is to not shoot.
It IS that simple.
The...
12-17-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,646
Posted By Handles

No way is that 34" spread. If the spread of the...

No way is that 34" spread. If the spread of the ears on a texas buck are 14-15" as they are just about everywhere else in the coutntry he would have to be 10" wider than the ears on each side. I see...
12-16-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,172
Posted By Handles

The stock Modified choke that I got with my 870...

The stock Modified choke that I got with my 870 express is what dumped my turkey this year at 40yds. Flipped it completely over. You don't HAVE to spend extra money. However, you do have to pattern....
12-15-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By Handles

So what would you like to use this gun (I'm...

So what would you like to use this gun (I'm assuming a rifle) for? Your .270's should kill anything down there just fine. If you are looking for something new, maybe look into a Kimber or Sako in...
Forum: Guns
12-14-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,532
Posted By Handles

Ok, I'm here to help. As a professor, the #1...

Ok, I'm here to help.
As a professor, the #1 thing you need to do is go to your professor with your paper in hand during her office hours (that should be on your syllabus) and have a face to face...
Forum: Midwest
12-04-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,910
Posted By Handles

So jessie, you are absolutely agreeing with me...

So jessie, you are absolutely agreeing with me then aren't you? Thanks. For a moment there I thought you were saying that there used to be more big bucks than there are now. I'm glad that I re-read...
Forum: Midwest
12-04-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,910
Posted By Handles

As I mentioned before, brown is down does not...

As I mentioned before, brown is down does not pertain to doe shooting. It's the mentality of many many hunters. Wisconsin has seen more trophy bucks since the induction of EAB than any other time in...
12-03-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,640
Posted By Handles

All other bows want to be a Mathews when they...

All other bows want to be a Mathews when they grow up.
12-03-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By Handles

Buy some slick trick 100's and you will never...

Buy some slick trick 100's and you will never second guess that something out there is better. There are some that are as good, not better.
Forum: Midwest
12-03-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,910
Posted By Handles

The brown/down theory did not start when the DNR...

The brown/down theory did not start when the DNR began EAB or having free doe tags. That philosophy has been in the minds of too many hunters for too long. And it isn't just in wisconsin, and it...
12-02-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By Handles

It has to be slick tricks. I've used almost all...

It has to be slick tricks. I've used almost all of the mechanicals at one point, and thunderheads. Nothing seems to work, or give me full confidence like ST's.
Forum: Midwest
12-02-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,910
Posted By Handles

It's really easy to combat a longer season, don't...

It's really easy to combat a longer season, don't hunt more days. That's what our party did the last two years other than a couple doe shot after the first 9 days. JW is right, the brown/down ideal...
Forum: Midwest
12-02-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By Handles

Congrats on the bow buck, and I'm guessing the...

Congrats on the bow buck, and I'm guessing the big boy will stick in that area for next year. Personally I didn't pull the trigger. I'm kind of kicking myself for one situation with a really nice...
Forum: Midwest
12-02-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,910
Posted By Handles

Isn't less deer shot what many of you were hoping...

Isn't less deer shot what many of you were hoping for after last season? Many people were on here saying that they won't hunt or won't shoot does until the population increases. It looks like that...
Forum: Midwest
11-30-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Handles

What is it that you are actually trying to say to...

What is it that you are actually trying to say to the DNR? That you want to shoot a deer because you bought a license? That you want a big buck? Tell us more...
Forum: Midwest
11-25-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By Handles

Brian, Did you make the trip? How was the hunt?

Brian,
Did you make the trip? How was the hunt?
11-25-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,019
Posted By Handles

Not real pic. If so, then the guy holding it has...

Not real pic. If so, then the guy holding it has hands that are about twice as big as his face. With the heal of your hand at your chin, your middle finger should be at about the middle of your...
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-25-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Handles

You could also buy the new bushnell 5.O trophy...

You could also buy the new bushnell 5.O trophy cams. Made in the same factory that made Scoutguard, exact same guts (actually because it is a much larger contract, bushnell has essentially pushed...
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-24-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Handles

I've got to say 140 with my bow, 150 with gun....

I've got to say 140 with my bow, 150 with gun. That isn't a hard and fast rule as a broken tine or some other factor could limit the overall score of a great buck. I've got several 115-125's on...
11-18-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Handles

Bow hunting. I really only gun hunt because of...

Bow hunting. I really only gun hunt because of my dad, giving him some company in the stand for a few hours. I actually prefer duck,goose,turkey, squirrel hunting to gun deer hunting anymore. Way...
Forum: Midwest
11-18-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By Handles

If you are going above Parfreys, then I think you...

If you are going above Parfreys, then I think you should be in a good location, some guys will come in from devils den road, others from tower road and perhaps push things your direction. Good luck...
11-12-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Handles

Montana Black Gold or Cobra, they seem to be the...

Montana Black Gold or Cobra, they seem to be the toughest and brightest sights without having too much "bling" to them. Either one will should give you a lifetime of good shooting.
Forum: Midwest
11-12-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By Handles

Hey Brian, I replied on your post earlier. I've...

Hey Brian, I replied on your post earlier. I've only had a chance to hunt the private 40 above Devils Head twice this season (right across road from Devils Lake hunting areas), so it isn't a solid...
Forum: Midwest
11-12-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,048
Posted By Handles

Donate venison/scrap meat. Big Cat Rescue SouthCentral WI

If you don't like venison, or are in a EAB area and maybe have too much of it, or butcher yourself and don't know what to do with the scraps I found out about a cool thing...
Big Cat Rescue is in...
Forum: Midwest
11-11-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Handles

Angry Can a brotha get a N/NW wind??

Man, what's with all of the ESE winds that we have had in the South Central part of the state? My two best stands are useless, in fact most of them are because I must approach from ESE...
11-11-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By Handles

Your finger and thumb must look like mine!

Your finger and thumb must look like mine!
11-10-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,672
Posted By Handles

20 years on my first Leopold (2.5x7 with the...

20 years on my first Leopold (2.5x7 with the friction as they all were originally) after being dropped it went bad. Sent it in and got a brand new one back for free, I'm going on 18 years with this...
Forum: Midwest
11-09-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,114
Posted By Handles

Interesting... I didn't get good reports from my...

Interesting... I didn't get good reports from my buddies in SE MN and NW MN, I bowhunted here in WI on Sunday morning and expected lots of deer movement but it was dead. I hope things pick up, I'm...
10-27-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,615
Posted By Handles

Thanks for the input guys. I'm thinking about...

Thanks for the input guys. I'm thinking about keeping it the more I read about how practical the caliber is for all around hunting at 300yds and less, and how accurate the caliber tends to be (in a...
10-26-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,966
Posted By Handles

Just to add, my dad got a new 300wsm last year...

Just to add, my dad got a new 300wsm last year and ended up shooting the 165 fusions for deer (grouped the best for his gun). He took a buck at 364 yards, and that fusion passed right through both...
10-26-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,615
Posted By Handles

Won a Tikka T3 .338 Federal this weekend!

I'm not sure what to do with this gun. I have my very accurate and trusty Ruger .270 for the whitetail hunting that I do. My schedule doesn't allow for time off in the fall for an elk hunt etc....
Forum: Midwest
10-21-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,529
Posted By Handles

Good luck. Remember, don't shoot any doe since...

Good luck. Remember, don't shoot any doe since there aren't any, and you don't want the buck population to crash, so don't shoot any bucks.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-21-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By Handles

One other suggestion that was overlooked, and I...

One other suggestion that was overlooked, and I don't mean to be an a-hole, but it's time to lose some weight. If you are worried about a 2 man tree stand not being able to hold you, that should be a...
Forum: Midwest
10-21-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,529
Posted By Handles

Saw a nice 8 pt (about 16-17" spread) just...

Saw a nice 8 pt (about 16-17" spread) just walking down the middle of a road at 4:00 in the afternoon yesterday, broad daylight. So yeah, they are starting to search bigtime.
Drag rag and hitting...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-19-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Handles

I agree with Bob H, When I flew to/from quebec...

I agree with Bob H, When I flew to/from quebec last fall, our bows were under 50# so they were free as our 2nd piece of luggage. Make sure to PRINT off the luggage info from the airline you are...
10-16-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Handles

I've had them on my mathews for two years with no...

I've had them on my mathews for two years with no noticable stretching, the peep always is in alignment with my eye.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,014
Posted By Handles

Well if you say it's 2 16ft ladders, I've got to...

Well if you say it's 2 16ft ladders, I've got to believe you, my statement was that most hunters can't estimate height very well. I've heard so many guys talk about being "almost 30" and when i see...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Handles

95% of my hunting is done with Cabelas Silent...

95% of my hunting is done with Cabelas Silent Weave in 2XL so I can fit any amount of warm clothes under it. Silent Weave is very cheap, almost burr free, and it's pretty tough, yet very very quiet. ...
Forum: Guns
10-12-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Handles

Simple. Which one do you shoot the best?

Simple. Which one do you shoot the best?
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-12-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Handles

Your favorite way to set up your camera?

Let's try to learn from each other... How do you like to set up your camera in regards to # of pictures taken vs. # of seconds or minutes before the next picture?

I've been experimenting with...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,014
Posted By Handles

Why in the hell are you 30 feet in the air? As a...

Why in the hell are you 30 feet in the air? As a former iron worker, 30 feet is very high for a tree stand. My guess you are at 12-18.
10-05-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Handles

I have two, and wish I had more. They are great...

I have two, and wish I had more. They are great stands for the money, and always quiet.
10-05-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,099
Posted By Handles

I just killed a doe Saturday night with the Slick...

I just killed a doe Saturday night with the Slick Trick 100's. Granted, it wasn't a tough shot, 20 yards broadside, very slight quarter towards, but the slicks did their job. Broke the front leg...
10-05-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By Handles

Look into Leica. They have red readouts that show...

Look into Leica. They have red readouts that show up so much better in dark conditions than some of the other brands. A bit spendy perhaps, but quality Leica glass helps make them effective for...
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