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01-04-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By El Gringo

RE: anybody have hunting season left?

I've only got about 5 more months (the dry season) to go before I've got to shut it down.;)

El Gringo
01-03-2005, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By El Gringo

RE: My first hunt

Sounds like you've got the fever.;) And for the record, that's a good sickness to have.

El Gringo
01-03-2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Headin' out for an "ala blanca" hunt tomorrow morning!

Made another Saturday PM through Sunday hunt this past weekend and returned home today. While I didn't tally the weekend's bag, I believe we ended up with about 20 birds, most of which were...
Forum: Politics
12-31-2004, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By El Gringo

RE: What country has Bin laden?

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I recall testimony before Congress that we sold Iraq dual use equipment, some of which could possibly have been used to develop nerve gas...
12-31-2004, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Shotgun question

I never really knew what the dram equivalent meant and was too lazy to look it up.

Thanks!

El Gringo
12-29-2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Ditch Parrot ala Gregg

Sounds like good eatin' to me!;)

But remind me to send you a bottle of Tony's seasoning from Louisiana. You may decide you'll need nothing else.

El Gringo
12-28-2004, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By El Gringo

RE: New Retriever

I'd say 'yes', start working with him now. Obviously his attention span won't be too great, but he's probably got a lot of innate talent. Start figuring out what comes naturally to him.

In an...
12-28-2004, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By El Gringo

Shotgunners! How many of you wear ear protection while hunting?

I ask because this little 16 gauge single shot I'm now forced to hunt with really rang my bell a couple of times on my last hunt. I had meant to bring some cotton for some extra ear protection but...
12-28-2004, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,090
Posted By El Gringo

RE: auto vs. over and under

I've shot a Browning Auto 5 in 20 gauge for over 25 years and have killed everything from doves to deer with it, though it's gotten precious little action in the last few years.

I recently...
Forum: Politics
12-28-2004, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Russia to Join China in Military Exercises

One thing's for certain, China's growing economy is one of the reasons for the spike we saw this past year in oil prices. And while industry certainly requires a lot of energy, so do automobiles,...
Forum: Politics
12-28-2004, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Russia to Join China in Military Exercises

Good comments all!!

Basically, the genie may already be out of the bottle and they're going to have a tough time putting it back.

Of course, I thought the genie was out of the bottle when I...
Forum: Politics
12-28-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Russia to Join China in Military Exercises

Interesting observations CalHunter but I don't know that I could agree with all of them, especially the part about China headed for rebellion like the Soviet Union.

While I'm no scholar on...
Forum: Politics
12-28-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Russia to Join China in Military Exercises

BTW, what happened in Ukraine? I've been off-line for several days, haven't caught up on world news, and am assuming the pro-western candidate won the election based on your comments.

El Gringo
Forum: Politics
12-28-2004, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Rumsfeld "slip up " ?

CalHunter,

From what I recall, the plane was flying at a very low altitude and at near max speed with the wings wobbling up and down. It then suddenly flipped upside down and nosed directly...
Forum: Politics
12-28-2004, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Russia to Join China in Military Exercises

Bothers me too Aught Six.

China is no longer a sleeping giant, and we're certainly doing our part to make her stronger and teach her how to produce everything, ultimately I'm afraid, including...
Forum: Politics
12-28-2004, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Rumsfeld "slip up " ?

Then that actually makes me feel better Aught Six.

In all honesty, I have no idea what jets we scrambled and how close any of them were to their targets. I just wish we could have gotten...
Forum: Politics
12-28-2004, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Rumsfeld "slip up " ?

I think the government is telling us the truth.

I believe the hijackers figured out that a group of passengers was about to storm the cockpick and decided it was better to crash the plane. I...
12-28-2004, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Headin' out for an "ala blanca" hunt tomorrow morning!

Just got back from the two day hunt and can report that we had another successful trip. Totals for the trip were 18 Bare-eyed Pigeons, 5 Tear Doves, 6 Crested Quail, and 5 rabbits. The rabbits are...
12-25-2004, 07:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,474
Posted By El Gringo

RE: chi vang attorneys will use self defense and

[quote]ORIGINAL: quiksilver

This is an ideal opportunity for his defense attorney to make his mark on the profession, and you bet he's set to take advantage of that opportunity.

...
12-25-2004, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Lost downed birds

That's why I came here...........to learn.;)

El Gringo
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-25-2004, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Casey boy's favorite present

Thumbs up! That supper sounds delicious. I've never been able to hunt Canada Geese though I saw tons of them in late October on a deer hunt north of Winnipeg.

Maybe one of these days.

And...
12-25-2004, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By El Gringo

RE: This years buck pic's

Beautiful animal! Congrats!

I can't get over the size of those northern deer. I hunted several hours north of Winnipeg in early November and saw one decent buck, looked like an 8 pointer, but...
12-25-2004, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By El Gringo

Headin' out for an "ala blanca" hunt tomorrow morning!

I'm getting geared up for trip number two for Bare-eyed Pigeons, or ala blanca (white wings) as the locals call them. I'll take one of my Venezuelan buddies along (he was my retriever on the last...
12-25-2004, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By El Gringo

RE: For El Gringo

:D

You gotta love an honest man, especially a hunter. They're probably almost as rare as honest fishermen!;)

In all honesty Gselkhunter, I'm probably going to go with a lab. I always...
12-25-2004, 05:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,105
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Is any body having fun yet?

Good luck Beretta!!!! You guys be sure to come back with a few limits and hopefully some good stories and pics as well.

;)

El Gringo
12-25-2004, 05:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 34,188
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Shot placement for dropping deer in thier tracks

I've always liked a high shoulder (or as some call it, point-of-the shoulder) shots to drop a deer. I honestly don't ever recall one getting up and running after the shot.

This particular...
12-25-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,964
Posted By El Gringo

RE: 22 Cal To Shoot Deer

My personal favorite on our Mississippi white-tails is a .25-06 Ruger Model No. 1, single-shot of course.

I do have to agree with others though, that if you're talking about a .22 rim fire, I...
12-25-2004, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,089
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Head Shots on Deer.......

Thanks everyone for the input. As I see it, a couple of very good points have been made:

1) Don't give the anti-gun groups any more ammo (excuse the pun) than they already have by taking...
12-25-2004, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,089
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Head Shots on Deer.......

Teamster,

I'm aware that many states do not allow the use of rifles because of human population densities. Of course, my question was more aimed those who have a choice of weapons, and more...
12-25-2004, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,089
Posted By El Gringo

Head Shots on Deer.......

I'm sure this topic has been covered before but since I'm a new member here, I just wanted to add my 2 cents on the subject.

Many years ago a co-worker of mine told me of the discovery he and...
12-25-2004, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By El Gringo

RE: locked bull elk pictures

While letting mother nature run its course sometimes is the only logical course, it's hard to understand why any landowner in this circumstance would not allow for the separation, and perhaps...
12-25-2004, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Lost downed birds

Interesting observations gselkhunter and good advice.

I suspect that many hunters with dogs automatically assume that since they have a dog on the hunt, all they need do is put the bird on the...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-24-2004, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Help requested selecting a breed for my new hunting partner!

Duck Killer,

Flights to Venezuela vary depending on time of year, and of course, on how far in advance you buy the tickets.

Most flights originate out of Houston or Miami with a direct...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-24-2004, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Help requested selecting a breed for my new hunting partner!

Consider that a deal!!!! I'm still learning when and where to hunt these birds but am figuring it out quickly. We can compare notes on schedules, seasons, etc, and formalize some plans.

...
Forum: South
12-24-2004, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By El Gringo

RE: It's snowing down south!!

Yikes! Dropped down to 75F here last night..........burrrr.:D

El Gringo
12-24-2004, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Central Nebraska Pheasants

I'm still getting used to this forum DS.....just realized that you'd posted that original message back on the 1st.

Glad to hear you got your limit. One of these days I'll make a pheasant hunt...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-24-2004, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Help requested selecting a breed for my new hunting partner!

Thanks Duck Killer! I'm really in appreciation of the repsonses and experiences all you guys have. When I found this forum, I realized quickly it was one I wanted to join.

DuckStampede, I'm...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-24-2004, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Help requested selecting a breed for my new hunting partner!

Thanks Duck Killer!

I had forgotten that GSP's also make excellent duck retrievers.

Not having ever hunted over a GSP, or even examined one up close and personal, is their coat that much...
12-24-2004, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By El Gringo

RE: dream hunt/fav hunt

My Dall Sheep hunt in the Yukon was really a journey, as are most sheep hunts. Harvested a really nice ram in the Desdiash (sp?) Mountain range west of WhiteHorse. Anxious to hunt S. of there one...
12-24-2004, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By El Gringo

RE: which state?

Louisiana and Mississippi also have some pretty exciting hunting, though the summers there can be horrendously hot.

In SW Louisiana there are plenty of doves, ducks, geese, some quail, rails,...
12-24-2004, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Central Nebraska Pheasants

DS,

I say, "better to have 'em and not need 'em", than the other way around.;)

Good luck if you do make a hunt and let us know how the pooch performs.

El Gringo
12-24-2004, 07:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,105
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Is any body having fun yet?

Gselkhunter,

I had to laugh at your comment about the shoulder, except in my case, my left cheek bone was also involved.

Since I haven't yet imported my own shotguns and rifles, I had to...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-24-2004, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Help requested selecting a breed for my new hunting partner!

This is really interesting. I'm learning a lot and thanks again everyone for the input.

I'm absolutely still open-minded on which way to go on this subject. I guess my concern, rightly or...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-23-2004, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Help requested selecting a breed for my new hunting partner!

Thanks for the responses fellows! You're giving me many things upon which to ruminate.;)

Even my little American Water Spaniel tended to be hard-mouthed so I know what that's all about. I...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-23-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Help requested selecting a breed for my new hunting partner!

Thanks DS. The thought that I'm not getting any younger has been in the back of my mind as I comtemplate the breed I'd like to purchase, train, hunt with, and spend the next 10 years or so caring...
12-23-2004, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,105
Posted By El Gringo

RE: Is any body having fun yet?

Everyday's Saturday here in S. America for me!;) And the wing shooting on doves and pigeons promises to be really interesting.

I hunted last weekend for a bird called "ala blanca" or white wing...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-23-2004, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By El Gringo

RE: always wanted a hunting dog

Excellent advice Jashoffa! Sounds like you've got a lot of experience and a very fine hunting partner as well.

El Gringo
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-23-2004, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By El Gringo

Help requested selecting a breed for my new hunting partner!

Thanks in advance for any ideas that you guys may offer.

I'm in my early 50's, in good physical condition, and plan to do some serious wing shooting here in S. America where I now live. I've...
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