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Forum: Bowhunting
03-28-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,432
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Dumbest thing you've done in the deer woods

Ran over my bow. Layed it down when I got to my vehicle, climbed behind the wheel just to rest, forgot about the bow and took off. I dusted it off, and it was ok. Bent my sights and a few arrows, but...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-18-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Sentimental things in the woods...

I have a "touch stone" that was given to me by my daughter. It is oval, about the size of a half dollar, red, polished, and inscribed with a buffalo. It rides in my left pants pocket. I've never been...
Forum: Midwest
03-07-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: plat book for wisconsin hunting zones?

Yes, in wisc they're by county. Contact the county land records office. One book contains all the land in a county, and they're about $20. Many countys in wi have on line GIS maps where you can...
03-07-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

What I Had For Supper Last Night

I set my cast iron dutch oven on the stove, medium heat. Melted a T of bacon grease in it. Took a shoulder blade roast, rubbed it with seasoning salt, browned it in there. Added most of a beer,...
03-06-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,645
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Where are the Benoits?

I wonder how many remington pumps and autos have been sold over the years because of the Benoits. Millions, no doubt. I wonder if they ever made any money off of that. I was even on the bandwagon for...
02-21-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,862
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Sour beef and dumplings

I tried it too, with a couple of "rounds" from the venison hind quarters. I kind of "married" the two recipies, and it turned out awesome. Lotta goofing around, but worth it, I'll make it again for...
02-21-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,554
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: grind my own?

Yes go for it. I just use a low end electric grinder, I think it cost about $70 about 20 years ago. It works as well today as the day I bought it, has had roughly 800 lbs of meat through it.
02-21-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Peeing

bottle up some of your own pee. after a while it smells just like tinks.
Forum: Bowhunting
02-21-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,605
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: How many of you have teenage sons that don't hunt?

I have two daughters that I introduced to the sport. They saw how much I was into it when they were little, and I took them out a few times. It was exciting and fun, but I never pushed it and it...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-20-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,750
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Who's going trad, this season?

What a coincidence! I inherited a 45# indian savage that I'm going to hunt with this fall. I've been bowhunting 30+ years, started with recurve like you way back when.... Almost all of my kills have...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-20-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,358
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: boy some bow hunters just make me sick

In WI, the season dates are set about right, they won't change anyway. I'd like to see antler restrictions across the board, and unlimited free antlerless hunting statewide. Earn a buck sucks: 1. It...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-20-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: So educate me on Plat maps

It might be dicey photocopying pages out of a plat book. I think that they're copyrighted. I know that people do it allthe time, but... Usually they're spiral bound, 81/2 x 11,contain the entire...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-20-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Follow up shot thread......got me thinking.

There have been 3 or 4 times where I've had to shoot deer again, all of them spine shots. All of them (exept one) clusterf__cks. The one that turned out ok, I waited about 15 minutes, detemined that...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-20-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,363
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Follow up shots...

I had this happen once. I made what I thought (knew) was an excellent hit. After the shot the deer stood broadside at 12 yards. I could not see blood coming out, and the deer was just standing there....
02-13-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,288
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: mossberg guns

I have an 88 12 ga., bought it brand new for $150 about 10 years ago. No complaints with this gun. It is everything you'd want in a 12 ga pump.

I just recently bought a plinkster bolt action...
02-13-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Bullet for .308

I've always used 150 grain core locts in my .308. They work good.
Forum: Bowhunting
02-12-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,828
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: How many years.........

I saw the biggest buck of my life, from a stand, in bow range, about my third year of bowhunting. Didn't get a shot at him. He may have been booner. Since then, have only seen mature bucks from bow...
Forum: Guns
02-12-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,625
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Recent Gun Violence in IL

Open carry in WI is legal, but NOBODYdoes. I believe it is because there are too many secondary restrictions that make it impractical. For example, I don't think you can carry loaded in a vehicle,...
Forum: Guns
02-12-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,185
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Savage 99 .308 - scoped or peep sights?

I use a 1.5 X 5 X 20 Simmons Whitetail Classic on my .308, and I love it. I basically keep it on 1.5, but I use the variable power often if I have the time and the game is far. The field of view and...
Forum: Guns
02-12-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: good used price for a 10/22?

I think I paid 80 bucks (used)for mine back in '82 lol. $200 sounds steep, I believe you could get a brand new one for less.
Forum: Bowhunting
02-12-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,349
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: wondering what its like in the real world of hunting

I think 140" is very realistic for most parts of WI, although I'm not holding out. I pretty much shoot anything.
Forum: Bowhunting
02-11-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,331
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Anybody going away from trail cams?

Here are the rules for fair chase: Check out rule no. 3. IMO, trail cams violate it.FAIR CHASE, as defined by the Boone and Crockett Club, is the ethical,sportsmanlike, and lawful pursuit and taking...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-11-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,785
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Rather have the Arrow Pass through or stay in?

When the arrow stays in the deer, it freaks them out and they tend to run further. I don't think there's much truth to the idea of it doing more damage. With apass through, the deer sometimes doesn't...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-11-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,594
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Farthest shot with a bow

Longest shot I ever took was the first shot I ever took at a deer with a compound. I suppose it was close to 50 yards. I hit the deer high, behind the rib cage. It bled a lot but Ididn't recover it...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-11-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,164
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: with a bow at 20Yards how big are your groups?

I don't shoot groups. What's the point? When you're hunting you only get one shot, so when I practice I only take one shot.
02-11-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: New to Trad

Thanks all, it looks like I will have to take a look at my setup. I probably don't have the appropriate string. I did string up over the weekend, and drew the bow a few times, it really feels...
02-08-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: close encounters

I am truly lmao at that one. I can just picture it. I can also feel the frustration. I have missed (or failed to get a shot) many times inside 10 yards. You're lucky you didn't get hurt.
02-08-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: close encounters

I've had lotta kills inside 10 yards, both with gun and bow.

This year with gun, I was sitting down on a hump in a swamp, lead doe with trailers comes up on my right front. I was able to turn...
02-08-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: POTENTIAL

I wouldn't rule out that being a 1.5. Hard to estimate potential based on one snapshot, but as far as antler score, the 7 points is a big negative. Even if he tops out as a 9 point, hurts the score....
02-08-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

New to Trad

I’ve been bowhunting for over 30 years, started with recurve for a couple years as a teen, then went to a compound. I’ve always shot with fingers, and used sights but no peep. Now I’ve...
Forum: Guns
02-08-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,624
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Your Perfect Rifle Arsenol?

I'm pretty well set, couple 22's, couple deer rifles, couple shotguns, 22 pistol, 357 revolver.... If I could just dream up another gun to have it would be a vintage model 99 featherweight carbine,...
Forum: Guns
02-08-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,148
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Overgunned for Whitetail

I butchered a deer this year that was shot at fairly close range with a .300 Win Mag. It was a broadside shot, perfect bullet placement, 150 gr bullet, no exit wound. Let me tell you, what a mess....
02-08-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,271
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: what is the cheapest .22 wmr or .22 lr out there?

The marlin 60 is probably the cheapest 22lr you can get, and it is a good rifle. I just bought a mossberg bolt action plinkster for $120 brand new at Dix. I would not recommend the 22lr for coyotes....
02-08-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: 22LR or 22MAG

I wouldn't recommend it. I plugged a couple one day, roughly 20 yards broadside, they yelped and ran off, but no blood, never found em.
02-08-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,760
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: What state to kill a 150" buck- poll

I see you left out Indiana and Ohio. There are so many variables involved, it's impossible to pick one state and say your chances are better there.150" is a realistic possibility almost anywhere on...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-08-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: best place to hunt

Trophy whitetail on public land. I think that has as much to do with your skill, luck, free timeand balls than it does with location. I'll take sawyer county WI, with paid vacation from 10/1 - 12/31.
Forum: Bowhunting
02-08-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,393
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: How Do I Respond to Anti-Hunting Comments

Maybe it wouldn't hurt to admit that "yea, I did feel a little bad about it, the deer is a very beautiful animal, and killing it was an intense act, but at the end of the day I felt good about it...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,142
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Shameless Gloating

Lucky dog! Plinking heaven.
Forum: Guns
02-07-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,453
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: The ole .30-30???

When those new rifles came out with the crossbolt safety the first thing I thought was I'm glad I have one of the old ones. What made you decide to hang up the old one? With the new one, do you hunt...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,869
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: New Modern Cartridge Failures?

I was paging through the model 70's on guns america a couple weeks ago, and lotta wssm's on there. I never understood the need for all these new cartriges. Plenty of normal cartriges to choose from....
Forum: Guns
02-07-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: first .22 opinions

I don't have much to add here, but I'll second the opinions on the marlin 60, remington nylon 66, and ruger 10/22. I've owned a ruger for many years and they're great.

I just bought a Mossberg...
02-07-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Corn is taking over

X2 - If we're going to use plant material as fuel, let's get real and use something cheap and abundant like say...juniper, kudzu, buckthorn, boxelder, canary grass, cattails. It is ridiculous to burn...
02-07-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,083
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Anticosti Island

Obviously you havn't been around here long enough to understand the statement. There have been many discussions on here over the years about fenced hunting areas with the opinion of many that "I...
02-07-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,949
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: what constitutes a nontypical buck

I'm surprised he wouldn't make it as non-typical. That's one heckuva buck! Must be close!
Forum: Bowhunting
02-07-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: anyone else keep record of deer taken

Yes, I keep a log, broken down by buck / doe / weapon and grand total. Button bucks don't count as bucks! My grand total is roughly 70, about 20 bow kills, about 30 total buck kills, about 10 of...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-07-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: White Buck

In WI it is illegal to take a white deer. It shouldn't be, there is no good biological reason to protect them. I saw a white buck once, standing on a snowbank alongside the road. It was dark out and...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-07-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,976
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Dumbest hunting item you have ever bought?

Super stretch gun sling. $15. I actually used it for a few years, it worked as advertised. It ended up costing me a deer and I gave up on it. I still have the thing, and yea it's pretty stupid. It's...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-07-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Well DUH.......... I Likeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There's other stuff that scratches on trees besides bucks. Cougar, bear, bobcat, wouldn't rule out humans..... I've found a few big marks like that in big woods situations and Inever jump to...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-07-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: Treestand accidents!

I've only fallen once, about 6 feet, while going up. A branch broke and I landed on my back in about 10" of fresh snow, no injury. Other than that, not even a close call. I've been using harness for...
Forum: Guns
02-06-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,847
Posted By waiting_for_a_gift

RE: mossberg maverick model 88

Yes, I have one, paid $150 for it brand new at kmart about 10 years ago. I don't use it very much, but it works fine, no complaints. I've shot regular lead shot, steel, slugs through it, no problem....
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