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11-26-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By BIG TUNA

More than half of the zones in Ontario, it takes...

More than half of the zones in Ontario, it takes 12 or more people in a group to get a guarantee for one adult moose tag. Calves are automatic with any licence purchase.
I haven't gone in few...
11-21-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By BIG TUNA

Out of curiosity, I googled some fly-in rates for...

Out of curiosity, I googled some fly-in rates for Ontario for moose. $3000 per person, seams to be about or below average rate. I figure they paid just over $2000 per person since they were...
11-21-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By BIG TUNA

Actually happened. Sometimes reality is stranger...

Actually happened. Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction.
11-21-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By BIG TUNA

I never used an outfitter myself, but learning...

I never used an outfitter myself, but learning that you usually get more than one adult tag, the others are probably just jealous that they got skunked.
If they have more than one adult tag, then I...
11-21-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By BIG TUNA

Maybe I got some of the facts wrong. The three...

Maybe I got some of the facts wrong. The three grand may include travel north, food and drinks, as well as the outfitter cost. That was the number they were going on about.
Either way, out of...
11-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By BIG TUNA

shoot or wait for friends to arrive

This happened to four people I know at a fly in.
The first person flew in with the gear. While the others were being picked up, the first person saw a moose and dropped it while waiting for the...
11-18-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By BIG TUNA

Learning from 2015 to improve 2016

Each year we learn from our experience on how to be better hunters for next year.
I impressed myself this year on how close three deer walked up to me and didn't know I was there when I shot them....
10-31-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,873
Posted By BIG TUNA

I re-read the part that buckshot is a...

I re-read the part that buckshot is a requirement. Same as the Controlled Hunt we have up here in certain areas in December. I'd go with the full. Make the time to test the pattern. It isn't like...
10-31-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,873
Posted By BIG TUNA

If you are going to use buckshot, better use a...

If you are going to use buckshot, better use a full choke in hopes that you rip a clump of skin with tight pattern to allow for tracking if needed. I am anti buckshot for deer. You are lucky if...
10-12-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By BIG TUNA

lung cut-bottom, midle or top

Typically I aim for a heart kill, but if I go high, I'm curious on which double lung cut would give the fastest kill (low, mid or high).
With a high cut it takes longer to get a steady blood trail,...
10-05-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,725
Posted By BIG TUNA

I am more than happy with Remington 3" Mag...

I am more than happy with Remington 3" Mag Sluggers. Tried a variety and always go back to these. Even the Remington High Velocity version didn't shot well for me. Disappointed with Winchester...
09-15-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By BIG TUNA

Have to admit, I used a Coleman lamp one night to...

Have to admit, I used a Coleman lamp one night to track a deer that I shot in the last three minutes of shooting time. Went 200 yards with a double lung cut from the arrow, waited a full hour before...
12-13-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,608
Posted By BIG TUNA

My concern would be with poly tipped rounds...

My concern would be with poly tipped rounds starting to mushroom after passing through the material, then tumbling. Keep the door open when planning to do it for the first time, just in case.
12-06-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By BIG TUNA

Simple question

Got a simple debate with a buddy.

I say it is Chasing, Tending then Rut. Correct?

My buddy says it's Tending, Chasing then Rut.

Which one of us wins the case of beer?
10-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 27,451
Posted By BIG TUNA

After about 50 yards, it is starting to be...

After about 50 yards, it is starting to be un-ethical to shoot the deer with a bow. By about that distance, the deer are able to see arrow, hear the bow and have time to react. Maybe they will...
10-21-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,231
Posted By BIG TUNA

With the dark blood you cut the liver, but looks...

With the dark blood you cut the liver, but looks far back. I will mostly bleed back into guts making it hard to track. Do you have a buddy with a dog? Let us know how it works out.
09-22-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By BIG TUNA

I prefer a stand due to inproved view, eliminates...

I prefer a stand due to inproved view, eliminates trying to get clear views/shots through the lower shrebs. The ground blinds have their benefit if the weather is not as nice as it could be, or...
07-06-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,805
Posted By BIG TUNA

The Core Lokt is the only round which I stopped...

The Core Lokt is the only round which I stopped hunting with on deer, they pass through too clean. Entry and exit holes close too quickly. Hornady Superformance SST had unbeleivable interior damage...
Forum: Guns
06-15-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By BIG TUNA

What method are you using to sight in. Try a...

What method are you using to sight in. Try a shooting rest like the Caldwell DFT Lead Sled to take out a bulk of the human factor. It seems like you may have to consider the .338 is too much gun...
06-11-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By BIG TUNA

Most likely they probably are trying for bats....

Most likely they probably are trying for bats. Testing for rabbies or bat population surveys. Most likely they did get the property bounderies wrong or students who are nieve to tresspassing rules....
06-10-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By BIG TUNA

It sounds like a Mist Net. In pest control when...

It sounds like a Mist Net. In pest control when birds get inside buildings, we have aluminum poles which extend up (and some with magnets or hooks at the top so they can attach to a ceiling beam)....
06-10-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By BIG TUNA

I've never heard the term saddle, with regards to...

I've never heard the term saddle, with regards to topo's. Just curious on what that refers to.
06-07-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By BIG TUNA

I zoomed in on it, looks like a White (Sugar)...

I zoomed in on it, looks like a White (Sugar) Maple from what I can make out.
05-23-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By BIG TUNA

I beleive that it occassionally happens with...

I beleive that it occassionally happens with ported chokes. None of my waterfowl chokes are ported, so I haven't had an issue.
05-04-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By BIG TUNA

I have the same concerns with last frost/snow in...

I have the same concerns with last frost/snow in May and first frost in September. I used the Rack Master Superbuck, from the T.O. Bass Pro. If you are up Thunder Bay or Wawa way, your shopping...
03-30-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,356
Posted By BIG TUNA

Your idea is a fantastic idea. I usually do a...

Your idea is a fantastic idea. I usually do a type of whistle to alert my buddies when they are walking up on me, or I on them. A standard sound to alert people yet not put game on alert. For now...
02-25-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,605
Posted By BIG TUNA

I prefer a platform over a purchased chair. It...

I prefer a platform over a purchased chair. It is much more comfortable being able to move around.

Step one, and the most critical. Run beams between the trees as the base of the platform. Let...
02-06-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,531
Posted By BIG TUNA

I have to book my Oct/Nov holiday in Jan/Feb. So...

I have to book my Oct/Nov holiday in Jan/Feb. So every year I spend hours upon hours analyzing the moon and comparing to past hunts, so I can book off the prime week. I end up going back to focus...
12-30-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By BIG TUNA

I had best results with a soft bleat call (blown...

I had best results with a soft bleat call (blown when he can't see you, yet you hear him). Get his curiosity to draw him over. I had young bucks turn away with a grunt call, but then bee line...
12-11-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,904
Posted By BIG TUNA

I admit that I did only one soil sample, taken...

I admit that I did only one soil sample, taken from only one spot and only the top 2 inches. My main focus from spring of 2012 planting was at another location in hardwoods, which did great till the...
12-02-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,920
Posted By BIG TUNA

I had the same problem with Rem Core Lokt,...

I had the same problem with Rem Core Lokt, shooting at close range. They need time to start expanding. Try changing to a poly tipped round which has much faster expansion. Since I changed to...
11-03-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,300
Posted By BIG TUNA

Keep in mind that you are not losing an hour of...

Keep in mind that you are not losing an hour of daylight. Each day in the fall, the sun comes up about one minute later per day and sets about one minute earlier per day. Focus more on how many...
11-02-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By BIG TUNA

Spend your money on a good Buck decoy to bring...

Spend your money on a good Buck decoy to bring the deer closer to shooting range. That would be your best chance on getting a closer, ethical shot. Why shoot at a dot in the distance when you can...
10-25-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,767
Posted By BIG TUNA

I remember reading an article about the synthetic...

I remember reading an article about the synthetic Deer urine where the guy blends the synthetic deer urine with his pee to great great results. I have no problem pissing next to my stand, but then I...
10-24-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By BIG TUNA

On our property, I get pictures of only Does and...

On our property, I get pictures of only Does and Fawns for the summer. The Bucks are pushed away for maximum food for the young and lactating moms. Getting into the pre rut the Bucks return in...
10-22-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By BIG TUNA

After using it in 2011, it is now my bullet of...

After using it in 2011, it is now my bullet of choice for my .30-.06. I like the SST bullet head from the Custom or Superformance lines. The poly tip pin gives great, fast expansion for kill shots...
10-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,904
Posted By BIG TUNA

In case anyone is curious, it took 3 cuts with a...

In case anyone is curious, it took 3 cuts with a bushcutter before the Ferns didn't regrow. After the first 2 cuts, you could return a week or 2 later and see that they grew back like nothing was...
09-20-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By BIG TUNA

I do really good with stalking. Remember that...

I do really good with stalking. Remember that there is good noise and bad noise.

Wet days is the norm thinking for stalking, but I do better in dry. I walk about 8 to 10, slow, evenly spaced...
08-22-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By BIG TUNA

Calling Horses

I was watching YouTube videos this summer to learn some finer pointers on calling Moose. At the end of one video, the guy showed how he would practice his moose calling by stopping at farms and get...
08-15-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,358
Posted By BIG TUNA

I like to take 2 tires, drill 3 or 4 matching...

I like to take 2 tires, drill 3 or 4 matching holes, then bolt them together. Then I bolt 2 2x4's on the top. Followed by screwing several 2x4's perpindicular, onto the first 2 2x4's to make the top....
07-20-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,176
Posted By BIG TUNA

We had the same problem with deer stands and...

We had the same problem with deer stands and outhouses, where they would eat the plywood layer by layer. All we did is to stop using plywood. Replace or cover any plywood with real wood...
06-26-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,904
Posted By BIG TUNA

Herbicides and insecticides are types of...

Herbicides and insecticides are types of pesticide. I am a licenced exterminator (with structural and land licenses) and still can't spray my own lawn here in Ontario. We can only treat inside or...
06-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,904
Posted By BIG TUNA

In case anyone is curious, the ferns grew back. ...

In case anyone is curious, the ferns grew back. I did a second cut, but suspect it will keep growning back. The whole area was covered with fern leaves, about 30 inches high, completly blocking out...
06-20-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,904
Posted By BIG TUNA

The plot is about 40 feet accross and 100 feet...

The plot is about 40 feet accross and 100 feet long (down the hill). The Ph is a nice 6.8 to 7.0. The plot is growing really good the last time I looked, except for the ferns which will choke out the...
06-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,904
Posted By BIG TUNA

Ferns

This spring I planted a food plot on the side of a hill. I scrapped the hill side with a heavy harrow, but didn't over do it due to errossion worries. Doing tight turns on a hill side with an ATV...
Forum: Guns
05-26-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,482
Posted By BIG TUNA

I just read in our Ontario Hunting Regulations...

I just read in our Ontario Hunting Regulations that you cannot have a second firearm when Moose, Deer, Elk or Bear hunting.

Looks like my buddy will have to learn how to stay focused on big game. ...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,482
Posted By BIG TUNA

Walking with Two Guns

I have a friend which I hunt with who can be an interesting character, to say it politely. He has gotten in the habit of walking with a loaded 12ga for deer and a .410 for small game at the same...
05-17-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,793
Posted By BIG TUNA

Very creative. Gave me some new ideas that I...

Very creative. Gave me some new ideas that I never thought of. Start with making some sort of support for the corners so it doesn't shake when moving around while inside, or flip back if too much...
03-30-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,584
Posted By BIG TUNA

I rely on lime when initially ripping up the...

I rely on lime when initially ripping up the ground for a new plot, but I will take the fireplace ash and toss it around on top of established plots. I haven't been doing PH tests to see how much of...
03-27-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,189
Posted By BIG TUNA

I changed my mind again, as I keep doing just...

I changed my mind again, as I keep doing just about every week. I think I will stay with the Browning Citori Satin Hunter after all. I like the idea of quickly selecting which choke I want to shoot...
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