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02-17-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By WVDanimal

Been to Newfoundland, there is much to be said...

Been to Newfoundland, there is much to be said and you'll hear different from every other person who's hunted there. Mine was mostly a road hunt and I would do a fly-in if I ever did it again. We...
01-22-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By WVDanimal

I've had a heck of a run in WV for many years but...

I've had a heck of a run in WV for many years but it seems like everywhere, the birds are getting less and the hunters are growing in numbers. Don't put off the trip for your Osceola, they aren't...
01-20-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By WVDanimal

I was thinking of postponing my annual trip as...

I was thinking of postponing my annual trip as well, but I'm being strong armed by the wife and kids. It's killin time for me and beach time for them so it works out great. I suppose we'll give it...
10-14-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By WVDanimal

Yes, we have had a small population for many...

Yes, we have had a small population for many years that have seemed to remain isolated to one specific area without expanding. We do have a season on them but I've never gone that far to go after...
10-13-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By WVDanimal

Because you don't invite myself and like-minded...

Because you don't invite myself and like-minded rednecks to your lease to ease the population for you! I don't want them here but sometimes I wish I lived where they were plentiful. A few of us are...
06-26-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
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: 11
Views: 1,477
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: 1,556
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: 12
Views: 1,167
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: 41
Views: 9,048
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: 2,311
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: 13
Views: 10,335
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: 544
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: 955
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: 2,900
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: 955
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: 3,705
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: 1,973
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: 973
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: 3,170
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: 1,987
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: 1,392
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: 2,133
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: 2,394
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: 933
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: 933
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: 933
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: 1,155
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: 891
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: 452
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: 5,264
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: 956
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: 672
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: 1,812
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: 1,797
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: 817
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: 429
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: 429
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: 1,022
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: 2,256
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: 3,212
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: 3,337
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: 570
Posted By WVDanimal

Acorn drop, changes everything!

Acorn drop, changes everything!
08-04-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,409
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: 3,348
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: 1,137
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: 454
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: 492
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: 492
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: 755
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...
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