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01-05-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By jnicholes

Hey, just letting you all know, Iím OK now. That...

Hey, just letting you all know, Iím OK now. That was a nasty virus, but Iím feeling a lot better. Maybe I could squeeze in some more hunting before the season ends. I have to renew my license though.
01-05-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By jnicholes

I donít think so, but Iíll check the regulations....

I donít think so, but Iíll check the regulations. Last I checked, I think you were allowed one bear a year in a general hunt in Idaho.
01-01-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks for all the encouraging words. Truth be...

Thanks for all the encouraging words. Truth be told, Iím going to be 24 on January 9, and COVID-19 is hitting me hard. Only been this sick once before in my life.

I am going to be honest, I...
12-31-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By jnicholes

2021 Idaho black bear. Spring or Fall?

So, I am planning my 2021 Idaho black bear hunt. I took a small black bear last September. I lost the hide when the freezer failed. Fortunately I fulfilled the mandatory check requirement before I...
12-31-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By jnicholes

Seasons over.

I caught COVID-19.

I am quarantining myself, and will be unable to hunt for the remainder of the Waterfowl season. Season is over for me.

Totals this season:

4 ducks down, 3 retrieved, 1...
Forum: Black Powder
12-20-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By jnicholes

thank you for being willing to help. I sent you...

thank you for being willing to help. I sent you several PMs already. Let me know when youíre hunting season is over, and I will see if I can make the trip. Fortunately, itís two hours for me.

duck...
Forum: Black Powder
12-18-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By jnicholes

thanks. I was just asking for clarification.

thanks. I was just asking for clarification.
Forum: Black Powder
12-18-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By jnicholes

I live in Boise. Why do you ask?

I live in Boise. Why do you ask?
Forum: Black Powder
12-17-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By jnicholes

Muzzleloader Question

Hi everyone, I just have a quick question. I am planning on saving up to get a muzzleloader. I have already asked if it was worth it, and I got many good answers.

In my state, There are specific...
12-14-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By jnicholes

Welcome to the forum! Iím a duck and goose hunter...

Welcome to the forum! Iím a duck and goose hunter from Idaho. Glad to have you here with us!
12-11-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By jnicholes

Need advice from waterfowl hunters

I have a dilemma. Yesterday, I was able to take two geese. However, I was only able to process one last night due to time constraints. It was freezing temperatures last night, so I put the other...
Forum: Black Powder
12-03-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

oh, I live in Boise now. I used to live in Nampa,...

oh, I live in Boise now. I used to live in Nampa, and I used to live in North Idaho.
12-02-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By jnicholes

I was in the same boat as you. Never hunted Black...

I was in the same boat as you. Never hunted Black Bear until last September. Here is a thread I started with a LOT of useful information on black bear hunting. You may find useful info in it.
...
Forum: Black Powder
12-02-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

Here are my kills, in case you are interested....

Here are my kills, in case you are interested. These were done with rifle, not muzzleloader.

You can see the age difference between kills in me. 2016 was the whitetail deer. 2018 was the mule...
Forum: Black Powder
12-02-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

Wow. I did not expect to run into another Idaho...

Wow. I did not expect to run into another Idaho hunter here! Itís a small world! Thanks for the advice on the muzzleloader rifle. Iíll look into the one you recommended. Those are some nice kills! So...
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

This one. ...

This one.

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/traditions-buckstalker-northwest-magnum-muzzleloader-in-truetimber-kanati
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

The muzzleloader I have my eye on at Cabelas is a...

The muzzleloader I have my eye on at Cabelas is a ďtraditions buckstalker northwestĒ muzzleloader.
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

I was reading your first post, and I was just...

I was reading your first post, and I was just about to say that 209 primers are illegal where I am at, then you corrected yourself.

A guy at Cabelaís pointed out a gun to me that was legal for...
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

Here are my regulations. ...

Here are my regulations.

https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/weapons/muzzleloader
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

Thank you all for the advice. I really appreciate...

Thank you all for the advice. I really appreciate it. Iíll post the regulations for muzzleloaders in my state in a little bit. I was able to locate them.

thank you also for the warning that it can...
Forum: Black Powder
12-01-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By jnicholes

Muzzleloader. Is it worth it?

Hey everyone, Iím a duck and goose hunter from South Idaho. Iím also a deer and bear hunter. I am posting here because Iím debating on whether I should buy a muzzleloader or not. However, Iím not...
11-29-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.

Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.
11-28-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By jnicholes

interesting you should say that, I was actually...

interesting you should say that, I was actually talking to a guy at Cabelaís about the same thing. He said thereís a big difference between muzzleloaders and guns that are allowed for short range...
11-28-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By jnicholes

By the way, I failed to say this two days ago...

By the way, I failed to say this two days ago because everything was so busy with Thanksgiving.

Thank you so much for all you do and all the help youíve given me. I am grateful for what you do to...
11-28-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By jnicholes

I understand that. And for the record, I always...

I understand that. And for the record, I always double check what people say here AND in other places with my state regulations. Kind of an extra safety measure. Iím the type of guy who wants to...
11-28-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By jnicholes

Equipment Question

Hello, I have a question. I was looking through my regulation book for the state of Idaho, and I came across something Iím not familiar with.

Could someone tell me what a ďmuzzleloaderď is?
...
11-27-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By jnicholes

Welcome, congratulations on getting back into...

Welcome, congratulations on getting back into hunting.

If I were you, I would see what is in your area you can hunt. Learn the Regulations, Get the appropriate licensing, then maybe find someone...
11-24-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By jnicholes

To tell you the truth, I have spit out my fair...

To tell you the truth, I have spit out my fair share of BB pellets from waterfowl! It can be funny sometimes.
11-23-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By jnicholes

Found my bullet!

So, on September 12, 2020, I took my first black bear. I processed it on a tarp, and got all the meat off on a tarp as well as the hide. I also rinsed the meat before grinding.

Today, I happened...
11-22-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By jnicholes

Thank you. I failed to mention, itís a small hen....

Thank you. I failed to mention, itís a small hen. 1 lbs. 6 oz. empty weight. Largest hen Iíve ever shot was 3 pounds.

Just for information, In my state, youíre allowed seven ducks a day, but no...
11-22-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By jnicholes

Havenít posted in a while, had to get tested for...

Havenít posted in a while, had to get tested for COVID-19 Since it came back negative, I was finally able to start hunting. I was able to get the duck for Thanksgiving today.
11-17-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks. I got the debate settled.

Thanks. I got the debate settled.
11-15-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By jnicholes

Debate

Hey, can someone help me settle a debate about waterfowl? Hereís whatís going on. Two people, both friends of mine, are saying that duck and goose have little to no fat on them, and they have never...
11-14-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By jnicholes

A Waterfowl Thanksgiving

So, this is just a plan, it may succeed, it may fail. Hereís whatís going on.

I am heading down to Nevada for Thanksgiving in 10 days. I spoke to my aunt, and she would like me to try to get a...
11-09-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By jnicholes

I was able to get a hold of Florida Fish and...

I was able to get a hold of Florida Fish and wildlife conservation. I explained your situation, and they gave me some useful information. Hereís what you need to do. Outside of city limits and town...
11-07-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By jnicholes

Check your Private messages

Check your Private messages
11-07-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By jnicholes

Hang on, help is on the way. I am doing research...

Hang on, help is on the way. I am doing research on your regulations and figuring out if I can help you out or not.
11-03-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks for all the advice. Really appreciate you...

Thanks for all the advice. Really appreciate you telling me all this. On a different subject, I donít know if thatís a nice sized Mallard or not. It was 2 pounds empty weight when I finished cleaning...
11-03-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By jnicholes

Heres the male mallard. Jared

Heres the male mallard.

Jared
11-03-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By jnicholes

Interesting hunting story

A while ago, I took my first male mallard. When I took it, I was complained at by some other people who were not hunters. They couldíve been anti-Hunter, they couldíve been just scared because of the...
11-02-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By jnicholes

I have an update on my head. No serious injury,...

I have an update on my head. No serious injury, no brain trauma, I was lucky. Just a bruise.

I also got my glasses fixed, so Iím OK to go back in the field to hunt!
11-01-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the support. ...

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the support.

Thereís just one problem. During the incident, (which I shall not describe,) where I got the head injury, my glasses completely broke. I wonít be able to...
11-01-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By jnicholes

Injured.

To whom it may concern:

I suffered a head injury. NOT going into details on how it happened, but I am seeing a doctor tomorrow.

NOT a hunting related injury, by the way.

Send prayers and...
10-31-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By jnicholes

Actually, I just got back from hunting again. I...

Actually, I just got back from hunting again. I got my first male. Im in the middle of plucking it. I actually took your advice before you even gave it! I was working on staying calm, and I got him!...
10-29-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By jnicholes

Iím from Idaho, but let me give you some advice....

Iím from Idaho, but let me give you some advice. One of the best ways to hunt waterfowl is to go to peoples farmlands, and ask for permission to hunt there.

A lot of times people donít like...
10-28-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By jnicholes

2020 first duck

Got my first duck of 2020 today. Its an interesting story.

Was setting up decoys in the water, when I heard a LOT of water movement 100 yards to my left. I thought, "Is that another hunter?" I did...
10-28-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By jnicholes

OK, I took everyoneís advice, and I got my first...

OK, I took everyoneís advice, and I got my first duck of the season today on my own. A 2 pound female mallard.

thank you all for the help! Iíll post a picture when I have a chance.
10-26-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By jnicholes

Thanks for all the advice. I really appreciate...

Thanks for all the advice. I really appreciate it. L

Thereís one thing I donít understand, though.

When me and my hunting partner hunt, nine times out of 10 we go in fly by fields. Not fields...
10-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By jnicholes

I do know of one field where they like to land. I...

I do know of one field where they like to land. I tried getting permission to hunt there last year, it was a no go. I could try again this year, though.
10-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By jnicholes

Doing something wrong

So, I was hunting, and I think Iím doing something wrong. I had 15 flocks fly over me, most of them were flocks of four, and no matter how I called, they would not turn. Iíve been Practicing my goose...
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