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01-23-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By mcraddock

Looks O.K. I'm still skeptical of any LED blood...

Looks O.K. I'm still skeptical of any LED blood tracking light after feeling hosed on the Primos Bloodhunter P.O.S. That $40 light is only good for the green light to walk in and out by. The combo...
01-23-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By mcraddock

Sweet ! Nothing better than being there when a...

Sweet ! Nothing better than being there when a youngster gets his/her first buck!! Congrats !!
Forum: Bowhunting
10-03-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 31,925
Posted By mcraddock

Horton Encore PSE Primos special 33

Horton Encore
PSE Primos special 33
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By mcraddock

Looks like you got yourself an island to hunt!...

Looks like you got yourself an island to hunt! LOL, best advice I can give you is to hunt the travel corridor to the south. Are the woods to the east part of the tract? If so, that area in the...
09-19-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By mcraddock

X2 - Since it's really close to bow season or may...

X2 - Since it's really close to bow season or may have even started already in your area, try something low impact. I used my Jeep Cherokee to beat down a shooting lane on similar spot I have. Maybe...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By mcraddock

Try this Bigcountry... The smell is from...

Try this Bigcountry...

The smell is from volatiles in the rubber left over from the polymerisation process.

The main way to get rid of the smell would be to heat the rubber up a bit and...
09-12-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By mcraddock

Just one. And he's a dandy. Hogs keep my...

Just one. And he's a dandy.

Hogs keep my freezer full and fresh road kill is a bonus. 'Hunter's for the Hungry' will get any excess and neighbors of mine get their share too.

Usually I take...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,609
Posted By mcraddock

Great story and congratulations to both you and...

Great story and congratulations to both you and your son!!!
09-12-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By mcraddock

Doesn't getting old suck? LOL, not calling...

Doesn't getting old suck? LOL, not calling anyone old here!

Being downrange of live fire exercises in the Army has damaged my hearing some too. I'm not able to tell direction of sounds as well...
09-12-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,085
Posted By mcraddock

I think what I feel is similar, and I call it...

I think what I feel is similar, and I call it being humble.

From Merriam Webster dictionary:
Definition of HUMBLE

1
: not arrogant or assertive

2
: reflecting, expressing, or offered in...
09-12-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By mcraddock

Some good responses here already. Unless the...

Some good responses here already. Unless the 'browse line' prevents me from going higher, I try to NOT hunt in a climber at 15 feet or less. I prefer to be around 30 feet. 20 feet is good, but the...
09-12-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,128
Posted By mcraddock

Fight ! fight ! fight ! 6 bucks this...

Fight ! fight ! fight ! 6 bucks this morning! Two shooters started slamming horns right between the two feeders just before daylight. So awesome!

Bow season started yet in Akansas?
09-11-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,128
Posted By mcraddock

Lots of bucks on the feeder after this mornings...

Lots of bucks on the feeder after this mornings rain. 6 in all (I think)
Forum: South
09-10-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,667
Posted By mcraddock

First time I've seen that map. Still way off...

First time I've seen that map. Still way off IMHO.

The "rut lasts from August - January" came from a DNR officer that taught my son's Hunter's Ed class last year.

Again, as I stated at the...
Forum: South
08-29-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,667
Posted By mcraddock

Great question. SCDNR will tell you a bunch of...

Great question. SCDNR will tell you a bunch of crap like "our rut lasts from August to Januarary". Bull. Here is what I have gathered to be our rut over the years. Give or take a week on my dates...
08-29-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,128
Posted By mcraddock

Rumour is that camera 1 is in Arkansas. ...

Rumour is that camera 1 is in Arkansas.

Just had about 4 does and fawns get chased off camera 2 by seven huge turkeys. Then evreything spooked after a good gust of wind.
08-29-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,891
Posted By mcraddock

Trophy Rock vs. Trace mineral block

My brother is really starting to get into deer hunting and he recently asked me what I thought about Trophy Rock. I'm always very reluctant to buy new products that makes claims that could be skewed....
08-28-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By mcraddock

South Carolina Bear Baying controversy

http://www.thestate.com/2010/08/24/1430342/group-calls-for-end-to-bear-baying.html

I am embarrased to admit that this is legal in my home state. This is a very poor image for hunters. Especially...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,721
Posted By mcraddock

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/mcraddock50...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w48/mcraddock50/NewEncore-1151.jpg

Here is my new baby!!!

Horton Vertical
ENCORE

The perfect combinations...
All elements necessary for speed,...
08-24-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By mcraddock

I do film my hunts ,and it is difficult to manage...

I do film my hunts ,and it is difficult to manage both the camera and getting the shot on film at the same time. I'm just using my Sony Handycam and my Samsung camcorder on a Gorrilla camera arm...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-24-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By mcraddock

Is this tree fairly common in the midwest? Fence...

Is this tree fairly common in the midwest? Fence rows?

I didn't see much evidence of the apples being eaten. I did find a bunch of worms or caterpillars in the center of one fruit hat had turned...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-24-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By mcraddock

Wow! That was fast! Good job HNI_Christine! ...

Wow! That was fast! Good job HNI_Christine!

I thought it was neat that it's a preferred wood for long bows. But Wiki failed to mention that deer would eat he fruit, it only mentioned squirrels...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-24-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By mcraddock

A test for ya'll ! Identify this please...

I found a bunch of this fruit while out scouting a new area I got permission to hunt this year. It's not common in my area and I have never seen it before. So after a little research, I now know what...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-22-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By mcraddock

Is the G3 crab clawed on both sides?? Wow, nice...

Is the G3 crab clawed on both sides?? Wow, nice deer. I would be just pulling numbers out of my rear end on trying to guess his score. So hard to judge that (for me anyway) when they are still in...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-22-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By mcraddock

Both of those bucks are good looking. If you...

Both of those bucks are good looking. If you could let 'em walk another year, you'll see a huge difference. But on a non-trophy tract, I would be happy with either one of those guys on the wall this...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-20-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By mcraddock

Great looking buck! Coat looks kinda ratty, huh?

Great looking buck! Coat looks kinda ratty, huh?
Forum: Bowhunting
08-20-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,619
Posted By mcraddock

Judging range or distance. So often...

Judging range or distance.

So often deer/game is hit high, low, or missed entirely because of our inability to range properly. This is all part of practice, of course. I'm just being a little...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-20-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By mcraddock

Uncut arrows would be the right length for my...

Uncut arrows would be the right length for my setup to accomodate this capsule. Thinking hard about giving it try. If it works and it doesn't affect arrow flight, then I think it is worth the...
08-18-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,692
Posted By mcraddock

Still got 28 days to go here Colorado. It can't...

Still got 28 days to go here Colorado. It can't get here fast enough.

I have to admit, I kinda cringed when I saw this thread had been resurrected. I started it in June knowing that only the...
08-18-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,692
Posted By mcraddock

Wow. You call what I posted "Talking smack"? You...

Wow. You call what I posted "Talking smack"? You must have been sheltered as a child.

Not believing everything that is posted in a forum on the internet, well that's just common sense. Betcha...
08-18-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,692
Posted By mcraddock

Ahh! Well then, pardon me Tiffany. I apologize...

Ahh! Well then, pardon me Tiffany. I apologize for not recognizing you earlier. That makes it twice that you have stated that you are indeed Tiffany Lakosky, so it must be true. Again, my sincerest...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-18-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By mcraddock

Illumanight

http://www.illumanightarchery.com/Index.html

Anyone else ever heard of this product? Reviews? Opinions?
08-18-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,359
Posted By mcraddock

C'mere Deer advertises itself as an 'attactant'...

C'mere Deer advertises itself as an 'attactant' and not a bait. But it really is up to local law to define what is considered a bait. Maybe in some cases even salt/mineral licks are considered bait....
08-18-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,692
Posted By mcraddock

So why post anything in a forum at all then? What...

So why post anything in a forum at all then? What would you rather a forum topic be about? Do we debate at all?

Not sure what kind of high school you went to, but the one I graduated from was not...
08-17-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,692
Posted By mcraddock

Staying up late Googling yourself? Not...

Staying up late Googling yourself?

Not likely. I'm calling B.S. here. According to your videos, you should be out prepping your food plots and checking your "sets". And filming it all the...
08-15-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By mcraddock

Once again, you ASSUME that it's a pen or high...

Once again, you ASSUME that it's a pen or high fence. Go back and read every post before you make assumptions about this thread. Go preach your high fence hating principles elsewhere and quit trying...
08-15-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By mcraddock

Do what???? Big deer auctions? Why do...

Do what???? Big deer auctions?

Why do some 'hunters' feel it's necessary to assume foul play?

Maybe they practice good management principles and got the genectics they wanted?

I wish...
08-15-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,616
Posted By mcraddock

Here is an interesting theory from my local DNR...

Here is an interesting theory from my local DNR on baiting for deer.

Keep in mind that it is legal to bait for deer in the lower half of SC, and illegal in the upstate. The reason why? Our state...
08-15-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,128
Posted By mcraddock

Good lord, just saw a 10lb squirrel jump into the...

Good lord, just saw a 10lb squirrel jump into the feeder throw plate!
Forum: South
08-14-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By mcraddock

I had a good luck last year. I took one dandy 8...

I had a good luck last year. I took one dandy 8 point, one 7 point in velvet (cull buck) , and passed on a ton of small bucks. Rut was on time IMHO. Halloween is where it peaked as always.
...
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-14-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,637
Posted By mcraddock

This is exactly what I have found too. Every...

This is exactly what I have found too. Every Moultri D40 I've owned has had the flash fail in less than a year. Plus the readout screen gets all distorted. Poor flash capicitors is the reason.

...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-08-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,088
Posted By mcraddock

LOL, Then I guess thats why he would take it to...

LOL,
Then I guess thats why he would take it to a boat shop! Thanks for setting me straight Bigcountry.

BTW, I had a recurve years ago that the limb broke on me and it looked like aluminum when...
08-08-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,955
Posted By mcraddock

No such thing as too big a bullet. Here is why: ...

No such thing as too big a bullet. Here is why:

I used a .50 bmg to take a doe a few years ago just to prove a point. I let some friends of mine shoot my Ligamec UltraLite .50 , and afterwards...
08-08-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,860
Posted By mcraddock

Looks like a 3.5 year old. And judging from the...

Looks like a 3.5 year old. And judging from the pics that you posted of other deer on this farm, I say let him go one more year. This all depends on just how big your farm is though. If there is a...
08-08-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,735
Posted By mcraddock

Trophy. Strictly. I have plenty of meat in...

Trophy. Strictly.

I have plenty of meat in the freezer thanks to the feral hogs in my area.

I used to shoot small bucks. Then I realized the potential they would have if I would just let...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-08-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,088
Posted By mcraddock

If you are thinking of having it TIG or Heli-arc...

If you are thinking of having it TIG or Heli-arc welded, then the simple answer to that is "No".

Here is why:

Compound bow limbs (even the older ones) are made of alloys. It's not just...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-07-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By mcraddock

My wife loves me so much...

that she gave me a $750 outfitted bow she won in a raffle!

No kidding!!

Two months ago, I bought two raffle tickets at our local Sportsmans Liqiudation store. I put my name on one and my...
07-16-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By mcraddock

I wish we weren't so liberal with our limits down...

I wish we weren't so liberal with our limits down here in SC, but unfortunately are seasons and limits here are set by the state legislature. Not our Department of Natural Resources. Retarded, huh?...
07-16-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,837
Posted By mcraddock

I say whatever your rifle performs best with. I...

I say whatever your rifle performs best with. I use 150 grain Winchester PowerPoints, but try a few different ones at the range and see which ones hold the tightest group with your rifle.
...
07-16-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,312
Posted By mcraddock

I like watching Craig Morgan's hunts as well....

I like watching Craig Morgan's hunts as well. Matter of fact, all of the country artists that have their own hunting shows are awesome IMHO. They all put a positive image on hunting that I enjoy...
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