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04-17-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Valentine

It still amazes me about some in Pennsylvania

Some are still wondering about the loss of the semi-auto in PA deer hunting. It never was there is my thoughts.
In a state with as numerous hunters, as they do, I think the game people are more...
04-14-2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,745
Posted By Valentine

Unable to answer

Been happy with my 20 year old scopes. They're less expensive 3x9 scopes. Never got into sighting in at 700 yards. Seems newer people want to do it differently.
Forum: Optics
04-12-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By Valentine

Rangefinder !!!

Most places in the east, I don't even like carrying binoculars. My thinking. They are all good, except when you're not using them.
04-10-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Valentine

Isn't it strange

On many forums we'll see expensive boots, expensive rifles and shotguns, expensive hunting clothing and so on.
Then when a fishing and hunting operation closes, the comments are that the prices in...
04-08-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,863
Posted By Valentine

I got away from that decades ago

What shoots the best!!! I had a 35 Rem in the least expensive bullet made. Shot them right and dropped those deer on the spot in swamps.
Once dug out a bullet on the far side of a dead deer, and...
04-08-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By Valentine

Naw, I specialized in the close in shots.

On a busy hunting day, I'd get in a little deeper than the other hunters and wait for their movement back to their vehicles, for lunch on that cold day. I thought it was a good shot to get a deer,...
04-08-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,655
Posted By Valentine

I'm all tired out now

thinking about all those treestands that I didn't have to put up. I still have the one treestand I started with.
It still faces the tree and I decided on wind conditions in the morning.
Forum: Northeast
04-06-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By Valentine

No Sunday Hunting

I wouldn't complain too loudly if I didn't own land in PA. Sunday hunting would mean Sunday hunting in rifle season as well as the weeks for archery hunting. It would mean some 550,000 hunters...
04-04-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By Valentine

Looking for new boots down the road

May not get them on as good a sale, but looking at military boots.
Got good wear out of them the last ten years, without any physical injuries, like plantar faciitis. The military is improving...
04-04-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By Valentine

Never going to Alaska to hunt

My hunting buddy, overweight, might run out of food, three days before the float plane gets back.
"Whata mean we have to fast ??????"
Forum: Bowhunting
04-04-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By Valentine


I never spent a dime on a Hoyt or a bowtech. Nothing for me to lose.
04-04-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,470
Posted By Valentine

Don't worry much about camo

especially when I'm wearing blaze orange.
04-04-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By Valentine

Opps, another failed guaranteed, waterproofed boots

Must be time to check my waterproofing of my own boots.

Saw my uncle years ago, home from combat, waterproofing his own boots. Before most of you were even born.
04-04-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By Valentine

A good starting point

Then you go out and figure out an estimate of how many deer are in your hunting square mile.
03-29-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Valentine

Pass up the attempt to find a new hunting buddy

I'm too old to find a hunting buddy. Too old to put up with newbies who haven't slept overnight in a tent and want to go to Alaska to hunt.
Still hunters out there who are use to hunting the same...
Forum: Fishing Gear
03-27-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 899
Posted By Valentine

Lose a Lure lately

Well its been over ten years since I bought a fishing lure. I got a good supply 20 years ago. Have to take a new inventory. That inventory should save me some money.

Of course, the cost...
03-26-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Valentine

Remember deer kills from winter

I don't know if it was the same. But I was in one state years ago, where you looked forward to getting a deer with twin spikes. It was so bad, a three horned deer, if it survived one winter, it...
03-26-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By Valentine

You newbies are on your own

After going to a big box store for the first time in a long time this week, why would you think it's a lot easier being experienced.
Yes, I carry about an eight pound day pack. Of the day pack,...
Forum: Politics
03-25-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Valentine

Well you have a pretty good idea...

of the mishmash you get involved in when you get into politics.
Politics is the art of the possible; not the predictable.
Ordinary people don't survive politics long.
03-21-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,198
Posted By Valentine

I should apologize

I should have known better. Of course, I should have known that military boots aren't fit for all people. I'm just lucky that I can wear military boots at my age. They're usually worn by...
03-17-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,299
Posted By Valentine

If all the hunters...

on opening day, used a good scent/lure, who would attract the biggest deer. How would the deer choose.
03-17-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,319
Posted By Valentine

Getting to the point...

where there is not enough time to be a "big game hunter" on TV.
Wouldn't take their job for all the world. They have to paint an illusion beyond an illusion.
But then I don't watch the big game...
Forum: Blades
03-12-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By Valentine

Sharpening knives

Well it's always good to review the old way you do things. I find things are alright in the sharpening department. But then it became a hobby and you know hobbies.
Of course, you get solidified....
03-09-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Valentine

Checked on an old kitchen knife

Had a relative preparing a home-made soup in the kitchen.

"That knife sharp ?" I asked . It was then I realized how much money I saved on Arkansas stone knife sharpening.
I looked at the...
03-09-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Valentine

I use to wear military boots in warmer weather

Then I experimented with woolen socks for winter. I waterproofed my boots, tent, jackets, and coats. Used a spray, heavy duty silicone spray, from an auto department.
Then I got a pair of military...
Forum: Other Areas
03-08-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By Valentine

Recently pulled up hunts in Africa

Googled "Africa hunting" and it gave me a lot of local Africa information. Got info from the web sites, fees and even animal targeting information. Still checking the site.
03-03-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,559
Posted By Valentine

Well if Texas landowners

...have found a way to rid themselves of ferel hogs, they'll use it. Never saw a more industrious people in using home owned land.
Forum: Bowhunting
02-19-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,821
Posted By Valentine

The One Question; When to move

I never looked at a site as permanent. Few have unchanging control over a herd or fishing hole. Hunters should scout for backup areas that year. Worked for me many times. It may seem a waste...
Forum: Reloading
02-17-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By Valentine

Ha, my first reloading journal, was on computer

I used an excel spreadsheet to teach myself the use of computer spreadsheets.
I was long out of school, so I used a page of a written reloading journal.
I had a younger female co worker who...
Forum: Automotive
02-15-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,759
Posted By Valentine

HA, I couldn't afford

one of those big front tires. Or change it.
02-10-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,418
Posted By Valentine

Lack of Grouse

There has been a lack of grouse for the last forty years. It's a tough bird to raise.
Modern man has a hard time. Few birds and tough hunting in a tougher habitat and mountaineous climbs.
02-08-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,015
Posted By Valentine

A lot of wasted time hunting grouse

It's usually the fella wasting time that finds grouse.
02-08-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,696
Posted By Valentine

I don't watch TV hunting shows

I don't hunt and talk at the same time.

Hunting alone makes that difficult.
02-07-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,346
Posted By Valentine

Prefab Blind: I'm a Contrarian

I think of Costs, construction time and getting put in one place constantly with that investment.
I'm such a contrarian, I do have a climbing stand, that I carry into and out of the woods, just so I...
Forum: Blades
02-07-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,263
Posted By Valentine

Got one machete

Don't know the make of it. Posting reminded me of checking the sharpness.
Has seen a good file lately, of course. Probably waste a little time sharpening it more, on a cold February winter...
Forum: Optics
02-06-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By Valentine

Must mean...

they'll be some good opportunities to get some second and third generation optics for us retired folks.
01-27-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,145
Posted By Valentine

Ha, I'm reviewing my DIY homemade archery target

It's some twenty years old, since I first built a DIY archery target. Saved some money, I don't need to add.

I usually fit my needs. I've never had an over $500 archery bow, so a DIY...
01-27-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,860
Posted By Valentine

Ha, I don't worry about replacing 15 expensive scopess

i'm a born minimalist. Or at least I operated as one for the last forty years. I never bought any where near 15 rifles, so I avoided getting a good scope for all of them.
Look good companies...
01-27-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,860
Posted By Valentine

A SAP Story

Watched one of these modern short movies. It was I thought a story on the gathering of sap in the making of New England maple syrup. No, it was something old for me; sitting in a tree stand for...
01-20-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By Valentine

That pecan grove farmer from north Texas, hah,

must be getting ready to move pecan operations to China.

Of course, President Trump just appointed a Georgian to head the US Dept of Agriculture and they might have something to blasts those...
01-12-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,250
Posted By Valentine

I have doubts of its effectiveness

One, many hunters on a deer drive haven't practice the art often, together. It combines hunters of different abilities. All hunters are not the same. That's some of its weak points.
A deer...
01-12-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,263
Posted By Valentine

I don't prefer a tree stand

I found it necessary in the warm climes of the south. Hunting on the ground in the south, with leaves on the trees, was brutal. Too easily discovered by deer, before you discovered the deer. ...
01-10-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,738
Posted By Valentine

Have to disagee with a basic assumption

\ I used a "slow" and in a heavy 200 grain bullet on deer, when I was younger and still do on occasion.
For quite some time my bullets would pass through and all the deer with an all pass...
01-04-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By Valentine

If newbies didn't get skunked...

there'd be no deer left.

Hunting, truly, isn't easy. You don't get gifted with a deer.

A deer doesn't surrender to a newbie on the first day.
They don't surrender easily on any day.
01-02-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,825
Posted By Valentine

Trouble with older treestands...

There no instructions, usually, available. Have a 20 year old stand that fits me. But it only holds 250 total lbs, too light for some modern hunters.
Seems there are fewer 180 lb. hunters, fit...
12-29-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,367
Posted By Valentine

ha, I always looked for the deer

to make the shooting lanes. If the deer didn't use it, there were no shooting lanes.
Never grew a food plot. Knew too many farmers, who didn't have time to hunt. One would leave a rifle on...
12-29-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,367
Posted By Valentine

ha, I always looked for the deer

to make the shooting lanes. If the deer didn't use it, there were no shooting lanes.
12-29-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,111
Posted By Valentine

Hung treestands,

left alone, are stolen pre-season, mid-season and late or after the season.
The thief is left alone, to make his getaway.

Never left a treestand in the woods. Never thought I was going to...
12-29-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,615
Posted By Valentine

I specialized in close shots

I made a less than 20 yard shot on the first buck I saw that day. It was on a zero frigid day, with snow, and the first deer I saw, after a long wait, with my flintlock muzzleloader.
I was hidden...
12-29-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By Valentine

No my diy target doesn't work anymore,,,

with those $15 arrows. Too much money into archery these days.
I got to experiment with my diy target when arrows were only $5.

Besides, I'm not going to try out a $50 diy target. I'm...
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