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12-17-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,427
Posted By max the dog

RE: Are you a hunter?

What you describe is more deer shooting that deer hunting. Those deer are more like domesticated cattle than their wild bretheren roaming the wild woods. I suppose one could argue that money can be...
12-17-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By max the dog

RE: Look at these rubs.....

I wish I kept a picture of the rubs I found this past year on my neighbors property. There is a small island of brush and saplings in the middle of his corn field that is more known for holding more...
12-10-2005, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By max the dog

RE: Feild dressing

Have you ever considred butchering your own deer? It can be a mess and some people don't like doing but I've always broke my own deer down.
Another option is getting a very large cooler and...
12-10-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By max the dog

RE: How safe is public land to hunt on?

It depends upon the public land and the part of the public land you're hunting. Most hunters hunt close to roads not because they don't want to walk far but because they don't want to drag a deer...
12-10-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By max the dog

RE: ouch

Are you sure it wasn't hit? I've never heard of a deer stumbling from the sound of a shot. I've seen deer go a long way before starting to bleed out. Most of the time this happens if you hit the...
12-10-2005, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,504
Posted By max the dog

RE: hunter trapped in tree stand

It almost sounds as if he didn't have a safety strap on. Otherwide he could've pulled himself back up or at least free enough to shinney back down. I suppose what happened is still better than...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2005, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By max the dog

RE: Are deercam's ethical?

My hunting property is a 3 hour drive away. How much scouting do you think I did when gas was at $2.95 a gallon?
Just because it's a camera that I don't have to be activly using doesn't mean I'm...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,006
Posted By max the dog

RE: How much camouflage?

Unless it's gun season I'm always in full camo. Headnet, gloves, 3-D cover suit, cover scent, everything. I'll be the first to admit that I don't actually need all that stuff but it sure don't hurt...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2005, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By max the dog

RE: Has anyone used these broadheads?

Can't say, I only use fixed blade broadheads. My taxidermist convinced me to avoid using expandables. She's cut her hands 3 times on a broken expandable blades that were stuck on bone. In her...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-10-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By max the dog

RE: Bambi

Just do what I did. I taught my son to watch Bambi and say "bang" every time he sees a deer. It drives my wife nuts.
Forum: Politics
11-07-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,690
Posted By max the dog

RE: Education Part ll

Privatizing of education isn't such a bad idea. But your arguement falls short ofter that because it contradicts almost everything about a privatized education system.
In a true privatized...
Forum: Politics
11-07-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By max the dog

RE: I just don't understand riots

I don't want to sound smug about this (even though I'm rather enjoying it) but France has been over due for riots like this for at least 20 years. Back when I was in the Army I took the time to...
10-13-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,343
Posted By max the dog

RE: Squirrel call on deer

I'm not worried about squirrels giving me away by their barking. Most of the time they seem to be so wrapped up in what they're doing they hardly pay any attention to the guy in camo sitting in a...
10-10-2005, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 27,044
Posted By max the dog

RE: Slowest FPS but still able to kill

A couple of points to keep in mind. Be wary and mindfull of your neighbors, last year one called the cops on me when I was in the back killing pigeons who were crapping all over my tomatoes. The...
10-10-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,343
Posted By max the dog

Squirrel call on deer

I was out in the woods this weekend blasting at the tree rats when during a quiet time I saw a couple of doe's who had a feeling somebody was there but didn't see or smell me yet. Now during deer...
10-10-2005, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By max the dog

RE: iv ebeen seeing same 3 deer every night

Don't confuse a deer's territory with it's home range. A does territory is about 80-120 acres and a bucks territory is about 300-500 acres (depending upon terrain and food supply) but it's home...
10-10-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,802
Posted By max the dog

RE: snorting deer

I've had dozens of deer snort at me. During Bow season I'm pretty camo'd up, very scent conscious and have the dicipline to keep still for hours. Despite all that some deer still figure out that...
09-15-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By max the dog

RE: soybean or corn fields good for geese?

Don't forget recently harvested sod farms. Geese will walk through and pick out every root they can find.
09-11-2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By max the dog

RE: geese spreads?

The shape fo the spread depends upon the amount of hunters we have in the group, shape of the land, and the wind. We start with a simple U shaped group with the opening into the wind and us in the...
Forum: Politics
09-02-2005, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By max the dog

RE: In this day and age!!

I don't think that a law abiding citizen is doing the shooting. Instead it's probably a crook of some sort popping off a few more round shoping it causes a few more days of lawlessnes so he can...
Forum: Guns
09-02-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,963
Posted By max the dog

RE: The mob is heading your way???

Ahhhh, very good. I forgot about the Mini-14 and 1911 combo. I don't trust semi-auto's when your life depends upon it but those 2 happen to be the best of the breed. I'd trust my family's life to...
Forum: Politics
09-02-2005, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By max the dog

In this day and age!!

Hey wait a moment!!! I thought the police will always be there to protect us from the bad elements of society. I guess nobody bothered to tell us that a hurricane and the chaos that follows can...
Forum: Guns
09-02-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,963
Posted By max the dog

The mob is heading your way???

Been watching the news lately and I've been wondering, could it happen here. I don't think Chicago is going to flood one day (even though it is built on a swamp) but the mass chaos that is going on...
Forum: Guns
09-02-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,845
Posted By max the dog

RE: Need Cheap New gun that can drop a grizzly

I still say you should get a shotgun. It won't cost you much but it can deal out more death in less time than any other rifle I can think of except say an M-60 on full auto. As a bonus you can use...
Forum: Guns
09-01-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By max the dog

RE: 12 guage 00 buckshotvs slug for self defence

Slug in the left, buckshot in the right is how I usually hunt deer with a shotgun. It's a combo that works very very well. Now griz being a different sort of animal that likes chewing on you, I'd...
Forum: Guns
09-01-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,845
Posted By max the dog

RE: Need Cheap New gun that can drop a grizzly

I'm pretty sure the AR 15 and the .22's will do a great job stopping a grizzly in it's tracks. Shoot at him with one and he'll drop down and bust a gut laughing at you.
If you're going into griz...
09-01-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By max the dog

RE: Self-Made Deer Trails

This doesn't suprise me. Deer aren't being lazy by taking the easiest trail, they're being smart. They save energy, their scent gets mixed in with all the other animals, the trampled trail is...
09-01-2005, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,903
Posted By max the dog

RE: .410 on deer?

You guys did catch me on that one. I'm a bowhunter who plans on taking a selfbow into the woods even though I've got a very nice Hoyt with quiet a few deer to it's name. But let's put things into...
08-31-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By max the dog

RE: How long does it take for your deer to "get smart....."?

Deer wise up pretty fast. Stroll across a bucks bedding are and he won't use it again for a long time. Let him spot or sniff you on stand and you can forget about that spot for a week or two. But...
08-31-2005, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,409
Posted By max the dog

RE: Buck vs. doe tracks

True the only way to be absolutely sure is to watch the deer make the tracks but if you can't do that there are other ways. On soft ground, while running and if realy fat and heavy even a doe will...
08-31-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,903
Posted By max the dog

RE: .410 on deer?

I don't understand why you'd want to use a .410 on deer when so many other better options are available. Just because you could kill a deer with it doesn't mean it's a good choice. I know .410 are...
Forum: Politics
08-29-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,274
Posted By max the dog

RE: Do you ever think gas prices will be back to normal?

If you mean gas prices under $2 a gallon as normal then get in a time machine to experience that. I'm still a bit peeved from years ago when I finaly bought my first big pickup truck. A great big...
Forum: Midwest
08-29-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,954
Posted By max the dog

RE: Illinois shotgun tags?

I heard they were having some computer trouble that was preventing them from being mailed out on time. I'm a D and still haven't got mine.
Forum: Guns
08-29-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,874
Posted By max the dog

RE: accuracy of centerfire rifles.....be honest now

I won't question Craig Boddington about his style of hunting but let's be honest. For big game hunting a 1 MOA gun really isn't nessasary. Take a piece of trash gun that only shoots a 2 MOA group...
Forum: Guns
07-28-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By max the dog

RE: not sure what to do with my 30-30

The iron sights are very good for fast woods hunting. That's pretty much what you've got in Maine so you're armed just fine. If you absolutly feel that you have to use a scope for any reason then...
07-28-2005, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By max the dog

RE: What's going on up there with the bears

Right about now the Bears are in training camp. If the quarterback stays healthy we might have a playoff chance. We'd also need God to spite Brett Farve with an evil curse on his throwing arm and...
07-28-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,359
Posted By max the dog

RE: Deer's Reaction to Being Shot and Where to Shoot

That's a pretty cool animation of a bullet expanding you have there.

Not all animals react the same way when hit. I arrowed a deer through the lungs and heart last year that gave almost no...
07-28-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By max the dog

RE: Another weird, weird Buck Picture.

I'm not sure what to think of that buck. The long nose and big ears is a sign of an old buck but so too is a bowed back and pot belly (sounds kind of familier) and he has neither. He does look kind...
07-28-2005, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By max the dog

RE: Making Money via Hunting

I went to a franchise buyers convention once (it's a long story but I was going to set up a 7-11) and one of the presenters gave a bit of advice; "do what you know". It sounds simple but myself and...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-28-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By max the dog

RE: The good and the bad

Get used to the fact that if you don't own land you might have to pay someone who does to be able to hunt on it. It's a fact of capitalist life and it isn't getting any better. Twenty years ago you...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-28-2005, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By max the dog

RE: Hunting land question

It's a tough problem but the solution could be to hit the middle and do both. Do it the Italian way, with gifts and kindness. Get the guys to caught up some money and slip it in a nice thank you...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-28-2005, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By max the dog

RE: ALERT ALERT ALERT

There is a lot more to big horns that just genetics. The deer needs excellent nutrition and lead a stress free life to get them really large. This guy is going to be suprised to find his deer not...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-28-2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By max the dog

RE: Pop-up blind location

I hunted an area up in the UP of Michigan that sounds exactly like the area you hunt. You have a pretty good plan that should work well. The area I hunted was a cedar swamp and was choked with...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-28-2005, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By max the dog

RE: Still hunting in Standing corn??

Are we talking Illinois here? If so I wouldn't worry too much about spreading your scent around on bow opening weekend. There is a lot of hunting time for the deer to get over it not to mention how...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-28-2005, 07:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,789
Posted By max the dog

RE: Scared Of the Dark On Public Land ! HELP ME !

Heck I've had that problem on private land. Let's face it, things can be pretty spooky in any woods. Near the 80 I own is an old farmstead with an abandoned burned out log home. It's just on the...
Forum: Guns
07-26-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,693
Posted By max the dog

RE: 30-30 the #1 deer rifle

I'll agree, the .22LR and .22Win Mag are the perfect poachers guns. Just ask the game wardens what the poachers use. It quiet, small and easy to hide. You can claim to be just out hunting rabbits...
07-26-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By max the dog

RE: Let's talk bullets for a minute.

I'll agree with everyone else, bullets are the least of your worries. Just get a premium bullet with controlled expansion and that issue is settled.
That scope has to go. I have no idea why...
07-26-2005, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,886
Posted By max the dog

RE: Staying Warm When The Hunting Gets Good

The trick is to not get cold in the first place. Don't build up a sweat by walking to your hunt location with all your cold weather gear on. All that sweat is just going to sap the warmth right out...
07-25-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By max the dog

RE: Whitetail Calls

Get 2 or 3 and see which one works best. It's not that expensive, you can get a decent deer call for only $10 to $15. Another advantage I've learned from duck hunting is that it's also good to have...
Forum: Midwest
07-21-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By max the dog

RE: Do it yourself hunt

Try Shawnee national forest in southern Illinois. It's as big as any northwoods forest and the deer grow just as big. Plus it's all public land.
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