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Forum: Midwest
03-21-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By granitesun

Hey PJ sorry for the slow reply, haven't been...

Hey PJ sorry for the slow reply, haven't been paying attention to the internet lately. :)

The average temp in November along the Kansas Nebraska border is 40 degrees, average high is 50 degrees,...
Forum: Midwest
02-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By granitesun

I'll agree with Huntingks. Stay away from...

I'll agree with Huntingks. Stay away from anything 100 miles or so from Topeka, Wichita, or Kansas City. That will help get you away from the crowds.

Mined Lands is an excellent hunt, I...
Forum: Midwest
12-17-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By granitesun

Saluk the 2010 Spring WIHA turkey maps aren't out...

Saluk the 2010 Spring WIHA turkey maps aren't out yet. However most of the 2009 land should carry over. In 2009 there were several farms in SW Osborne County, WIHA Map # 9, that should be real good...
Forum: Midwest
12-14-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By granitesun

Sure! Hit Jamestown Wildlife area. Jamestown...

Sure! Hit Jamestown Wildlife area. Jamestown is an excellent place to bird hunt. Download a "WIHA" atlas page for the area, there is some, not a lot but some, WIHA in the area you can hunt while...
Forum: Midwest
12-14-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By granitesun

7,000 acres to yourself? WOW. You are a lucky...

7,000 acres to yourself? WOW. You are a lucky person. Guess I'd travel for a shot at 7,000 acres to myself also. OK so you have a week. That time of year is going to be pre-frost so be sure you...
Forum: Midwest
12-12-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By granitesun

All the way from New York to hunt Smith County,...

All the way from New York to hunt Smith County, KS? If you don't mind how did you choose that?

Give us a little more info to work with here, are you hunting an outfitted hunt, a private farm...
02-17-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 69,350
Posted By granitesun

RE: DO NOT BUY RED WING BOOTS!!!!!

I wore Wal-Mart boots and other imported for 20 years. Bought my first pair of Red Wing boots in 1995. Won't ever buy import boots again. The Red Wings are more comfortable and last longer. I buy the...
02-17-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By granitesun

RE: Double Bull - T2

Hey Campberry - I've owned several brands of blinds. The DoubleBull blinds are, in my opinion, the best by far. The material is very thick, one of the only brands with a flat black interior (better...
02-17-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By granitesun

RE: New book - for FREE

I read Dan's book and it is a good read. Very enjoyable! It has a lot of good hunting info, as well as plenty of "don't do this" style stuff - good data for young or new hunters. No need to re-learn...
09-06-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,205
Posted By granitesun

RE: Crossbow+Coyotes in Los Angeles County

Agooga - also check to see if it's even legal to kill any animal at all with any method in whatever city you are in. The boiler plate city law set many cities use has the a blanket law making it...
09-06-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,390
Posted By granitesun

RE: Must see video! Hilarious!

On prairie dogs - big city newspapers on the prairie are starting to occasionally run articles by "prairie dog activists" with the slant that we need more prairie dogs because their burrows makes it...
Forum: Midwest
07-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,336
Posted By granitesun

RE: Kansas Unit 14

It's a good rifle unit. Not a lot of cover. Requires good scouting to be successful. Good population but the top end of the population doesn't seem to run as big as other parts of KS. Most of the...
Forum: Midwest
07-11-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,404
Posted By granitesun

RE: 08 kansas archery

Hamrhead, don't know the exact numbers but Kansas did have a lot of left over permits last year. However most of them were for the unit Kansas City is in - they are trying to reduce car deer wrecks -...
Forum: Midwest
03-25-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,410
Posted By granitesun

RE: How much for IL hunting lease?

20 acres? Wow. I'd be afraid to bow hunt on 20 acres for fear of loosing a deer that crossed over onto a neighbors place where I couldn't go. Get permission in advance if you can. Be careful,...
Forum: Midwest
03-17-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By granitesun

RE: Kansas Forums

Stevencm,

Good luck with your move. For Kansas specific forums, you can check out this one:

http://rutjunkie.com/forum/index.php

They seem to be very enthusiastic and keep the forum on...
Forum: Midwest
08-04-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By granitesun

RE: KANSAS HUNTERS

There is not much public or "walk in" land in that county. I'd pass on paying $750 for that tag. The dates you have to hunt are pre first frost, so you'll be covered in ticks and mosquitos. Tell you...
07-04-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,673
Posted By granitesun

RE: HANK PARKER AND C'MERE DEER

My local sporting goods store ordered a couple of cases of that stuff last year. They still have most of it. It's been marked down a few times. Never tried it myself. It's been experience that when...
Forum: Midwest
04-13-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By granitesun

RE: Kansas

Topeka? Nice town. Not to big, not to small. Big enough city to have most any kind of work. Good hunting and fishing in the vicinity. All around good place to be, as far as I'm concerned.

...
03-29-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,430
Posted By granitesun

RE: mossberg 535

I've the 535 also. I'm no shotgun expert, but tell you what, this thing has a lot of trigger pull. Maybe that's normal on a shotgun? I would prefer a lot less trigger pull.

Anyone know if it's...
Forum: Midwest
03-04-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,976
Posted By granitesun

RE: Walmart

Here is KS they still sell guns and sporting goods at the stores where those items sell real well. In the stores in the cities they dropped guns and most of the hunting/fishing/camping type stuff....
Forum: Technical
03-04-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,438
Posted By granitesun

RE: Need help selecting Easton alumunum arrow

Thanks, Roskoe, and all else who replied. Appreciate it.

I'm going to go ahead and buy one of them and try it out. Just looking to shoot a cheap arrow at cheap targets, and save the $10 CX300...
Forum: Technical
03-03-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,438
Posted By granitesun

Need help selecting Easton alumunum arrow

I need help selecting which Easton aluminum arrow to buy. Stopped by the local sporting goods store last night and read the boxes. They only had about 3 different types, the Easton site must list a...
Forum: Midwest
03-01-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By granitesun

RE: new to kansas

Blackmax2 - are you military? If so your best bet is on the Fort. Back when I was on it there were plenty of deer and almost no pressure. Back then no civilians were allowed to hunt on it. Of course...
01-29-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By granitesun

RE: Any use www.huntflix.com?

Thanks, NCtrucker. That's just the kind of feedback I was looking for.

Good to know netflix has 70,000 titles but only 10 hunting titles. That crosses out that option right there! :)
01-22-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By granitesun

Any use www.huntflix.com?

Anyone use www.huntflix.com? Was considering signing up - on the plus side it looks like they have a lot of educational "how to" dvd's - Downside is it's at least $15 a month.

Anyone have a...
01-20-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By granitesun

RE: Whats so great about the Double Bull???

Pines,

Buy the DoubleBull, don't waste your money on something else. Fast open and close, silent material, black interior, plenty of room for drawing a bow, silent windows, it's all good. Try...
Forum: Midwest
11-07-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By granitesun

RE: kansas rut!

kcheimer, I've been hunting Doniphan county also and have not seen a lot of rutting activity yet. You are right the smaller bucks are moving around. Haven't seen bruisers in the daytime yet. Maybe...
10-30-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,922
Posted By granitesun

RE: Can't express the importance enough

There was a piece in the local paper about a tree stand accident around here a few years ago. Hunter was about 15' up a tree with a climber. The part of climber he was holding with his hands broke...
10-30-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,321
Posted By granitesun

RE: Doe bedding areas, where are they????????

Tbyrd, a person could write a book about just that one topic. I'll give one example, this past Saturday was sunny and nice, after a period of overcast days. The does were mostly bedded down in...
Forum: Midwest
10-30-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By granitesun

RE: New to Kansas

Before you drive out to Parma Woods call and see if you can shoot a rifle there, the last time I was there it was bow and shotgun only.
Forum: Midwest
10-30-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By granitesun

RE: kansas rut!

Napahunter - I hunt all public land in NE KS, went out this past Saturday and Sunday. Sunday, hadn't seen anything, decided to break out the old rattle bag and make some noise. Turned out there was a...
09-17-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By granitesun

RE: cleaning a tree rat

Duckdog, thanks for posting that link. That sure is easier than what I've been doing and will be trying that in the future.
09-15-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By granitesun

Need new GPS - what is Trackback?

I need to buy a GPS. Figure Topo software is a must.

Magellan has a Explorist 500 Hiking Bundle that comes with Topo software for $247. Garmin has a GPSMAP 60C that comes with Topo software...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,075
Posted By granitesun

RE: Pictures you've taken this season

MLO3135127 - those are some excellent pictures you have on your websites! Whew. Have some photography tips for us? Settings to use our our digital camera's?

How do you like Smugmug? It looks...
Forum: Midwest
09-01-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By granitesun

RE: looking for private land to bowhunt in kansas

Kansasbuck -

Good luck in looking for a place, i live a few hours north of you and have been hunting in this area for about 5 years. Getting permission is tough.

I have had some luck with...
12-11-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By granitesun

RE: mittens

uwpce,

Thanks for posting that link. I've been looking for something exactly like that, went to two sporting goods stores so far with no luck. Will order one of those. Price is reasonable also.
12-11-2005, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By granitesun

Seat-O-The-Pants harness question

I'm having a hard time understanding the difference between the various Seat-O-The-Pants models. Can someone give me some quick insight on this? The local sporting good storesells mostly$59 model,...
12-11-2005, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By granitesun

RE: Just complaining about the road hunters.

Wooddust,

It's illegal here also. Don't know how many get ticketed, must not be many.

The section of KS I hunt is mostly divided up into 640 acre blocks, and those blocks are bordered by...
12-11-2005, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By granitesun

RE: how to butcher your own deer

Student,

One more thing, processing your own deer really teaches you a lot about shot placement and field dressing. A shot in the wrong place can really waste a lot of meat, and you never know...
12-11-2005, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By granitesun

RE: how to butcher your own deer

Student,

It's not that bad, go for it. Our local processors charge a flat fee to process a deer. So I'll do a 135 pounder myself, and take a 235 pounder in and let the pro's do it. Often, the...
12-10-2005, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By granitesun

Just complaining about the road hunters.

Just want to complain about the road hunters a little bit.

All during bow season, I never saw a truck anywhere near the place I hunt. A few tractors, that's about it.

Now that gun season...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-26-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By granitesun

RE: thinking about leasing some land

The amount varies a lot depending on how close you are to a major city. East coast costs more, etc. Around here, the north east portion of Kansas, it is within an hours drive of three good sized...
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