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12-21-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,234
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Here in Kansas they pressured the legislature...

Here in Kansas they pressured the legislature into mandating a pre-rut antlerless season for firearms. It lasts a weekend, though I don't think anyone is really using it. They have an antlerless...
12-21-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,234
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Just recently, I was looking at surveys and...

Just recently, I was looking at surveys and polling showing meat is the #1 motivation for deer hunters. Most of us would love to shoot a big buck, but are more interested in getting backstraps each...
12-19-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By Father Forkhorn

First of all, good to you for rescuing the dog. ...

First of all, good to you for rescuing the dog.

Oldtimr's advice is sage as always. I'd add that you might be able to call a dog trainer and see what they say.
12-19-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Father Forkhorn

What Oldtimr said. It spreads disease, especially...

What Oldtimr said. It spreads disease, especially CWD. The problem of a bait pile is that the deer all end up depositing saliva at the same spot.



Like you, I have heard that feeding deer can...
Forum: Guns
12-10-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I would love to catch this disease, but cannot...

I would love to catch this disease, but cannot afford the cure.
12-10-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By Father Forkhorn

That's a normal feeling and lot of us have...

That's a normal feeling and lot of us have experienced it, me included, on what would have been my first deer.

The thing to do is learn from it. As miserable as you are feeling now, it will be...
12-10-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Either one works well enough. I have used...

Either one works well enough.

I have used 150 grain winchester Power Points, but have just started handloading. 150 grain hornaday interlocks most likely next year as they appear to group fine.
12-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Season's over with very mediocre results: a...

Season's over with very mediocre results: a buttons buck that I shot thinking it was a doe.

Buck tag went unfilled.
11-16-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Young gun, it's an interesting question. I can't...

Young gun, it's an interesting question. I can't be a hundred percent certain, but I suspect the thermals will work in your favor. My reading about them has always proposed that getting on a ridge...
Forum: Guns
11-14-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,339
Posted By Father Forkhorn

My Savage 111 in 30-06. I'm left handed and...

My Savage 111 in 30-06. I'm left handed and Savages are a left hander's best friend. They are affordable rifles that tend to shoot very accurately, too. In 30-06, it can pretty much do anything I...
11-14-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Father Forkhorn

It probably wouldn't be too late to use a "doe in...

It probably wouldn't be too late to use a "doe in heat" scent.
11-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Father Forkhorn

A classic way is to get out at first light after...

A classic way is to get out at first light after a nighttime snow fall. Stillhunt and try to get on a good, fresh set of tracks. You should read up on judging tracks) but one rule of thumb is that a...
Forum: Guns
08-31-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I had overlooked this thread, but the bipod...

I had overlooked this thread, but the bipod thing is an issue for the Axis for the reasons given. There are some tricks you can do with the old stock to stiffen it involving drilling and epoxying in...
08-31-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Father Forkhorn

That will get you more game than a shopping cart...

That will get you more game than a shopping cart full of gadgets.
08-25-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,024
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Can't tell you, but in all seriousness, I did it...

Can't tell you, but in all seriousness, I did it sit in a wild patch of it once while coyote hunting, as it was the best available concealment. I suppose it did provide a measure of cover scent.
08-25-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,970
Posted By Father Forkhorn

An apology if I overlooked this when scanning the...

An apology if I overlooked this when scanning the above posts: A high fence hems in native game that belong to the public, effectively making the animals private property.

This is one reason I...
08-22-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Interesting. Thanks for the information. I'm...

Interesting. Thanks for the information. I'm lucky here in Kansas as the laws aren't that complicated.
08-15-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Father Forkhorn

This sounds very unusual. I've never heard of a...

This sounds very unusual. I've never heard of a tee stand being mandated. The regulations will probably tell if it is true. What often is mandatory is hunter orange, and you probably ought to be...
Forum: Guns
06-30-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Price would be the issue for me on them.

Price would be the issue for me on them.
Forum: Guns
06-26-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Father Forkhorn

That's the truth. It just feels like it belongs...

That's the truth. It just feels like it belongs in your hands.



This one had an offset scope on it, but I gave it to a buddy who needed one for a Marlin. I've got a scoped rifle already.
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Forum: Guns
06-25-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Father Forkhorn

it handles like magic!--model 94

I landed one of these at a gun show last week in great shape (it's post 64).

It shoots decent groups, though I ran out of daylight before I could get it completely zeroed. I see now why people...
06-25-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Welcome to the board!

Welcome to the board!
04-22-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I'd think you'd want to anticipate their...

I'd think you'd want to anticipate their movements in and out, as they may push deer.

Also, if you think they would drive deer away, you'd want o think about where they'd be heading and be set up...
Forum: Guns
04-21-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By Father Forkhorn

In the 1950s, my mom bought one from Sears for my...

In the 1950s, my mom bought one from Sears for my dad to deer hunt with. They lived in a slug area and were working class. It fit the budget. Dad gave to to me a few years ago, and I actually went...
Forum: Guns
03-23-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Father Forkhorn

You'll generally get good expertise here.

You'll generally get good expertise here.
Forum: Guns
03-22-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Flags, this is directly taken from an ATF...

Flags, this is directly taken from an ATF posting, and it seems to be in conflict with what you say. I'm not trying to be an egghead or a wise guy, just don;t want anyone in trouble.

"Under...
Forum: Guns
03-20-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,421
Posted By Father Forkhorn

30-06 gives more options in factory ammo. I'm not...

30-06 gives more options in factory ammo. I'm not an experienced handloader, but probably a bit more options in that category, too, for the '06 (hand loaders correct me on this if ned be).
Forum: Guns
03-20-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Go to the ATF website and read applicable...

Go to the ATF website and read applicable sections. Also, check with your state laws.
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-26-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Father Forkhorn

That's a good point. That might be a...

That's a good point. That might be a technological barrier.

Thanks for the input
02-22-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,084
Posted By Father Forkhorn

You'll end up with a dead deer in either case.

You'll end up with a dead deer in either case.
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-21-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Thanks, Oldtimr. It would not be practical by any...

Thanks, Oldtimr. It would not be practical by any means, I agree. I think the concept shows how firearms differences are fuzzy and hard to pin down.


BTW, I looked up the Henry rifle and it...
Forum: Gunsmithing
02-21-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Is this rifle theoretically possible?--a big bore, semi-auto, rimfire

Something like this---a rimfire cartridge in a caliber designed to perform more like a round used for bigger game. In other words, a semiautomatic in .223, .308 or some such but the cartridge is...
Forum: Guns
02-19-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I'd think they'd want a solid entry level rifle,...

I'd think they'd want a solid entry level rifle, though, if nothing else to help get first time buyers favorable to their products. They might have it in the 783.

Do they make an AR-15 type of...
02-19-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,523
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I often bring a folding chair in. i dii have a...

I often bring a folding chair in. i dii have a couple of old three-legged stools out in the woods that I stashed.
Forum: Guns
02-16-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Sorry about your experience, Bowhuntercop. That...

Sorry about your experience, Bowhuntercop. That would infuriate anyone.

Virtually everything I've heard about Remington the last several years has been bad. The one exception was some good...
Forum: Guns
02-13-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Agreed, and there's an ironic element to it. They...

Agreed, and there's an ironic element to it. They were bought out by people who were businessmen but did not know firearms or firearms customers. Customers expect guns to last that long. Some of...
Forum: Guns
02-12-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Could this save Remington?

Now that they're filing for bankruptcy, I wonder if they can save it.

I understand that their quality went disastrously bad several years ago.

Would this work? Savage was near death at one...
01-09-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I didn't catch this the first time through, but...

I didn't catch this the first time through, but great buck. Congrats to to you!
01-05-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Thanks for all the help on this. One thing I...

Thanks for all the help on this.

One thing I do see will be relevant down the road, perhaps. Lyman's book gives a handload for a 22 hornet velocity. I'm still a beginner with handloading, and I'm...
12-31-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Gotcha on the fur aspect. Any input on...

Gotcha on the fur aspect.

Any input on proper bullet weight for the 1 in 12 twist?
12-30-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Critique a proposed coyote and varmint bullet/load

I see 55 gr. Hornaday V-max recommended a lot for the 22-250. I'm beginning to hand load and have a classic lee loader for that caliber, and Lee gives a starting load of H4895 using the supplied...
12-22-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By Father Forkhorn

x2 on all of this. Good choice of rifle and a...

x2 on all of this. Good choice of rifle and a 30-30 can surely get it done.
12-22-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Father Forkhorn

I'm guessing the owners had them laying in the...

I'm guessing the owners had them laying in the junk pile. I used to sell tires, and the farming folks often kept their old tires, if nothing else becausse they could just toss them in the trash pit...
12-16-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Saying this points you right at the .308 without...

Saying this points you right at the .308 without a doubt. Ammo costs are significantly lower in that caliber. Kick is less.



Hornaday Leverevolution ammo. With a scope on your 30-30, you'd be...
12-14-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Here's an idea for a blind.. (sorry,no pics)

Talking to a friend of mine who went to a friends farm. They'd stacked several old tractor tires on top of each other with a chair in the middle. Said it worked great--easy to climb over and get...
12-11-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Father Forkhorn

No deer for me. I didn't see a deer but time for...

No deer for me. I didn't see a deer but time for hunting was limited. Our numbers are still down in this part of Kansas (Bluetongue a couple of years ago).

That said, it was still very enjoyable.
12-06-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Father Forkhorn

My respect to you, Uncle Matt. :party0005: ...

My respect to you, Uncle Matt. :party0005:

You want what I do: that these chumps get stuck in a big time way.
12-06-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,499
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Thanks, Oldtimr. That seems very wise.

Thanks, Oldtimr. That seems very wise.
12-05-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,499
Posted By Father Forkhorn

This is where it can pay off to be on good terms...

This is where it can pay off to be on good terms with the local wardens. it never hurts to have people knowing you're honest and want to do the right thing.


Maybe a phone call telling them...
12-04-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Father Forkhorn

Good story. I've told you this before, i believe,...

Good story. I've told you this before, i believe, but I dig that rifle.
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