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06-26-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By WVDanimal

I don't understand why it's so difficult to get...

I don't understand why it's so difficult to get drawn anywhere in Florida. The stinking things are in every little crevasse that holds water. You would think that there would be more tags...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-22-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By WVDanimal

I have a 5 mo old brindle cur male that I'm...

I have a 5 mo old brindle cur male that I'm hoping loves to chase squirrels as much as my 8yr old son. Haven't really chased them much in the last 30 years after I discovered bowhunting. However,...
04-15-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By WVDanimal

Went back to normal price this morning at...

Went back to normal price this morning at Cabelas. Guess I told too many people yesterday! I've shot the Browning TSS and was very impressed. Would like to hear other's experience with the...
04-01-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By WVDanimal

Come on now, the 20 ga wagon passed long ago. ...

Come on now, the 20 ga wagon passed long ago. You're supposed to get a 410 w #15 TSS shot that kills out to 70 yards :)) We used the Federeal TSS #8/10 in my wife's 20 for the boy's first bird a...
02-13-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,400
Posted By WVDanimal

What is the logic behind the requirement of youth...

What is the logic behind the requirement of youth to be at least 12 to hunt? I would hope that in these days of "get more people into hunting" that they would lower the age limit. I would love to...
01-16-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By WVDanimal

Was a dream buck list hunt of mine that went...

Was a dream buck list hunt of mine that went nowhere near what I thought it would. There are a ton of outfitters up there so good luck narrowing one down. In my opinion, the moose population is...
01-14-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,234
Posted By WVDanimal

Boy did this post bring up some memories! I...

Boy did this post bring up some memories! I carried the MQ32 for exactly 10 seasons all over the country and took more than a fair share of critters with it. I too had the mentality of "if it ain't...
12-27-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By WVDanimal

There is a sign above the window of my wife's...

There is a sign above the window of my wife's "tower" blind on the inside that reads: "This year's spike is next year's 8pt." This is the first year she's bothered to adhere to it though lol..
12-13-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By WVDanimal

Never heard of propane freezing. If they can...

Never heard of propane freezing. If they can smell it, they can smell you so it wouldn't matter either way. I've never had a problem. It only seems noisy because you are in an enclosure hovering...
12-10-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By WVDanimal

Be very clear of your expectations if you don't...

Be very clear of your expectations if you don't want to shoot one in a small pen enclosure which I dearly frown upon but many places do. The pen hunts are usually quick, easy and guaranteed but not...
12-10-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By WVDanimal

I prefabbed mine at home and assembled at the...

I prefabbed mine at home and assembled at the site. 4ft will be pretty tight once you get the walls on and chairs in. I went to 5x8 and it's plenty of room for my wife and 2 kids to join me. Also,...
12-06-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,878
Posted By WVDanimal

Well, how'd that go. Thought of your post when I...

Well, how'd that go. Thought of your post when I had a moose steak last week. I'm still getting hair/dirt in nearly every pack we open. I actually helped the guide clean off the qtrs. before they...
07-16-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By WVDanimal

You are correct, changes come and you just have...

You are correct, changes come and you just have to adapt and go on doing what we do. It really threw a kink in my routine when they implemented the zones and all the changes here in the eastern...
07-02-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By WVDanimal

I went north of where you mention a few years...

I went north of where you mention a few years back and saw everything but a Rio. There were birds on the walk-in-areas I hunted but probably twice the amount of hunters as well. I went to S. Texas...
06-21-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,029
Posted By WVDanimal

If it's anything like it was a few years ago,...

If it's anything like it was a few years ago, you'll be impressed with the big goats along the road on all the private soon as you head north out of Douglas. Tons of animals in that area last time I...
06-11-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,668
Posted By WVDanimal

Few years ago I was going after a bird just a few...

Few years ago I was going after a bird just a few miles from the house that was staying near the road so I decided to take my Toyota Corolla instead of my truck. Did the normal call, reposition,...
05-14-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By WVDanimal

10 years ago I could hunt nearly all week there...

10 years ago I could hunt nearly all week there and barely see another hunter. The last 2 years I was there, there were hunters from all over the country driving the roads and calling. Seems that...
04-25-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By WVDanimal

No, no, and NO again! Patterned and used it with...

No, no, and NO again! Patterned and used it with the TSS this year for my really small kids. I'm almost certain my son could do better with his pellet rifle. Had a friend from the south who came...
03-29-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By WVDanimal

Drummer, don't do either guided or DIY. Find a...

Drummer, don't do either guided or DIY. Find a ranch that will allow you to pay them a trespass fee and then you otherwise do everything else on your own. My honey hole costs my group very little...
03-28-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By WVDanimal

2nd camo job done about 6 years ago before my...

2nd camo job done about 6 years ago before my trip to Kansas where I killed a double beard and another that had a 10" beard and not even a bump for spurs on either leg.
03-27-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By WVDanimal

Will get one this eve. Never posted pics here...

Will get one this eve. Never posted pics here though, this one's a test: Wife's monster Osceola from couple weeks ago::
03-27-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By WVDanimal

Very similar story to my old Winchester Ranger...

Very similar story to my old Winchester Ranger that I bought used for $135 nearly 32 years ago. It's really long and heavy but I was the proudest 13 year old in the turkey woods when I got it. Took...
08-30-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By WVDanimal

I would shoot a 150 lb color phase if he was...

I would shoot a 150 lb color phase if he was standing right next to a 500 lb blackie! We have no such thing as color phase in my area that I've ever heard of. For years, the cool thing here was to...
08-27-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By WVDanimal

Love the hills! Certainly no shortage of deer...

Love the hills! Certainly no shortage of deer anywhere I go in turkey season out there. I found a really nice 10pt a few years ago. I see mulies and whiteys in the same areas so look carefully...
08-23-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By WVDanimal

RETURNING to the us with firearms

I have the Canadian declaration forms filled out and ready to go for the moose hunt . Has anyone had any issues using the same form when returning to the US to declare guns? Only seems sensible...
07-16-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,103
Posted By WVDanimal

From my experience they aren't that difficult to...

From my experience they aren't that difficult to kill once you find them. Have a plan for after the kill if it's going to be hot weather. I've had all mine on ice in less than an hour after the...
07-16-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By WVDanimal

I'll be there the week before Rob. Apparently US...

I'll be there the week before Rob. Apparently US Cellular will have zero service in Canada after June of this year so I'm guessing a prepaid card with international service would be the way to go???...
Forum: Guns
05-16-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By WVDanimal

I have one in the .308. I haven't played with it...

I have one in the .308. I haven't played with it much, but using dad's old ammo and a cheap Busnell it's only holding about 2" groups at 100. Is this pretty much the expected for these oldies or is...
05-02-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,657
Posted By WVDanimal

I've tried deep frying, way too tough. Grilled,...

I've tried deep frying, way too tough. Grilled, way too tough. Back to the old slice it thin and fry it in the cast iron! Anyone come up with anything new, please post.
05-01-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By WVDanimal

The first several boxes of Hevi-13 had issues as...

The first several boxes of Hevi-13 had issues as well. The buffering would leak out of the bottom which was never sealed properly or at all. I sent them all back and they sent me replacements but...
04-12-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By WVDanimal

Funny how guns have their own personality when it...

Funny how guns have their own personality when it comes to loak/choke combo. I spent hundreds, and I mean hundreds, of $ chasing the pattern game a few years ago and really enjoyed the whole process...
02-28-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By WVDanimal

I called parks and wildlife and the guy told me...

I called parks and wildlife and the guy told me to get the Type 105 to cover the javelin, yet the turkey tag says Not Valid with that type of license. Their own people couldn't tell me what I...
02-28-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By WVDanimal

Texas Question

As a nonresident hunting spring turkey on private property, do I need the Type 157 five day in addition to the Type 118 turkey license if I want to shoot a javelina and/or any coyotes I come across? ...
12-18-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By WVDanimal

Pretty much a monster for this area, especially...

Pretty much a monster for this area, especially considering the 2 I saw being paraded around Moorefield on top the dog boxes last week. Couldn't have been over 75 lbs alive. Since they changed the...
11-08-2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By WVDanimal

I looked into this some years ago. Quite a joke...

I looked into this some years ago. Quite a joke in my opinion as the way I understood the regs, I had to have a license # in order to just apply for a preference point. Meaning, I had to buy a...
11-01-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By WVDanimal

Anywhere there is a moving part, there's room for...

Anywhere there is a moving part, there's room for failure. I always say that I'd shoot my compound without the cams rolling back when I drew if I could :)) Here we are coming up on prime time and...
10-20-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,643
Posted By WVDanimal

Will be sitting on the exact same type of power...

Will be sitting on the exact same type of power line before day break in the morning with my 8 yr. old daughter for youth doe day. The power line is actually one of the reasons I bought the place...
10-03-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By WVDanimal

Acorn drop, changes everything!

Acorn drop, changes everything!
08-04-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,186
Posted By WVDanimal

Drive it! Do it multiple times every year all...

Drive it! Do it multiple times every year all across the country. Leaving next Saturday morning for a 26 hour drive to Wyoming for antelope. I'm assuming you're going with an outfitter if you're...
07-20-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,031
Posted By WVDanimal

Assuming everyone pretty much drives since...

Assuming everyone pretty much drives since there's so much meat to bring back? I'm looking at 30 hours from WV but I don't like to fly anyway. Always considered moose to be way out of the price...
05-26-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By WVDanimal

I've taken several with a bow, mostly incidental...

I've taken several with a bow, mostly incidental that have come by while I was on stand for deer. I have walked up on several while on the ground as well. They seem nearly unaware and unconcerned...
05-10-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By WVDanimal

Just hang an arrow horizontal on the wall and...

Just hang an arrow horizontal on the wall and dangle the beards from the arrow as you kill your birds. Make it a personal goal to fill the arrow with beards from fletching to insert..... and don't...
03-21-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By WVDanimal

Been there the last week of season and hunted in...

Been there the last week of season and hunted in 6" of snow so you just never can tell but, as a general rule, the weather is gonna suck the opening week. I only prefer to go then because I can get...
03-20-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By WVDanimal

Yep, hoping for weather as nice as last year's...

Yep, hoping for weather as nice as last year's opening week. First time in nearly 10 years I didn't see snow opening week.
12-21-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By WVDanimal

May not be much fair chase involved on some of...

May not be much fair chase involved on some of those pay to hunt places as a lot of them have lots fenced to hold the pigs and it's pretty much a sure thing to get one. I have friends who got me...
12-20-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By WVDanimal

It can be a pretty bad situation in my experience...

It can be a pretty bad situation in my experience and what I've seen. No matter who you include in the group, no matter what rules or expectations you lay down ahead of time, there will be one or...
09-12-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By WVDanimal

Please, go out there and take out a few deer so...

Please, go out there and take out a few deer so they will leave me alone when I'm turkey hunting! Been going for several years and the sheer numbers of deer I see in the hills are amazing. More...
09-02-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By WVDanimal

Geezzzz, I must really be cheap. My Leaf River...

Geezzzz, I must really be cheap. My Leaf River was nearly $400 and that was years ago. If that's cheap for a single season use camera then count me out
08-31-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By WVDanimal

Guess I'm cursed when it comes to trail cams. I...

Guess I'm cursed when it comes to trail cams. I have yet to find a good one that will actually last. I've had several brands to no avail. Put 2 new ones out a month ago and both are freaking JUNK....
03-30-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By WVDanimal

Kinda discouraging for the nonresident hunter. ...

Kinda discouraging for the nonresident hunter. If I'm taking vacation time, spending that much money and all that traveling, it stinks to only be able to hunt half a day. AND the thing about...
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