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    1 Day Ago
    I'm gonna chime in here on this...just briefly. I think its safe to say that most, if not all of us at one time or another has wondered about this issue and tried to figure it out. I agree with Luv2; I wonder also about the old guys. I know first hand from visiting with several of those guys that left pre 2010ish that often someone would get fired up at one or more of the others and hit their saturation point and then that was it. Unfortunately, there were some really good guys that left BC along with more than a few that needed to go... Hey man, we are all human here...last time I checked, none of us knuckleheads walk on water. Obviously I've had my issues at times and even taken several extended walk-abouts from BC / HC over the years. My theory is that participation mirrors the attitudes and behavior of our society. We are (generally speaking) more polarized than we've ever been politically, in general we seem to be acting less tolerant as well, not to mention less spiritual (again, I'm stating this in general, so don't anyone in particular get getting their panties in a wad)....So what does that get us? Well, for starters - not many people that are willing to stick around and put up with information or opinions that are contrary to their own beliefs. Then, on top of that, you got a percentage of folks that tend to be more serious and just want to stick to the topic at hand. There are several occasional members here that fit that bill, and that's fine. Just as it is fine to joke around and cut up...I agree with Blue on that, humor is a good thing, when not taken too far or too personally. BUT, and here comes my big but in all this, and I've said it before, and I'll say it again...One issue I've seen on HC that has hurt participation in the past (just as it's created issues with untold numbers of people in all other venues of life) is when things get too 'Clicky' and exclusive. That tends to turn most folks off in a heart beat. Then add in all the other potential minutia...and is it any wonder we're still not all running around clubbing each other on the head with sticks??? Not to mention that no one wants to be slammed by a bunch of know-it-alls either. As is so often the case; it's not always what one says, but how they say it. And I don't claim perfection or all knowing on any of this. For example; I know that I royally, royally pissed Floyd off...even though I didn't mean to, and I'm still not sure just exactly what I did to do that....but I did. It's all relative I guess. And the older I get the more I realize the less I know. Sure I might have some valuable knowledge to share, but if in doing that I turn someone away, then am I'm part of the problem or part of the solution? I think as rational adults we all need to consider these things. And taking that a step further, if turning people away from me (whether in person or on line) is what I am doing, then may be I need to reexamine my values. Because ultimately, I and only I am responsible for my actions. Its all a choice - I can choose to be a jerk, or I can choose to be a know-it-all or I can choose to be decent. I can choose to listen, or talk or I can chose to be an island to myself. Or I can choose to hide behind the mask of obscurity offered by the internet...and that opens up a whole another case of issues for some folks, but I'm not touching that one... Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. So I'll shut up now. Oh man, I just heard Spicy called it quits today... I'm gonna miss that guy.
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    4 Days Ago
    I've been noticing something - not sure if this is the same for everyone else tho...? When I am signed in, and I post a picture or embed anything...I only see it as the BBCode or the address. In order to see it as a picture or in its embedded form, I have to sign out. Why is that? Anyone know why?
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    LOL! He's taken up new enterprises eh???
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    4 Days Ago
    I thought this was pretty interesting should anyone else be interested... Tried to embed, but couldn't figure it out so you'll just have to go to it yourself...:re: http://kdnk.org/post/study-finds-mule-deer-oil-gas-dont-mix
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I'll retry by eliminating one thing at a time... Once again: 17424 by , on Flickr
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    4 Days Ago
    LOL! Well, shoot. I don't know what happened...One thing I did notice was that when I copied my BBCode, it attached my name to the tag. Well, I didn't like that, being the private kind of guy that I am (LOL) so I just deleted that portion of it. May be it doesn't like that kid of thing and so it blocked the picture? I was also screwing around with the public / private settings on all this, so perhaps I goofed up with that.
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    So uh, what's in all those boxes in your office???
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    4 Days Ago
    Testing...one two testing... first post from Flickr 17424 by , on Flickr
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Well...I guess I need to go this route too. :re::re: Sorry guys, I ain't paying 300 bucks just to throw up a few pictures around here now and then. Think I'll try Flickr...I believe that is what my wife has mentioned using.
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    1 Week Ago
    I read an article in D&DH that argued that excessive use of Burnt Corn promotes surface erosion. They recommended use of sausage rolls within a 15 feet buffer zone, and filter-bags on your outfalls draining the area (unless used within the Delaware Watershed). :grin:
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Got both...both live and die, some years it's better to be a new born or old deer than other years. :-)
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    1 Week Ago
    Suggestion: Sit back, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and take a few moments out of your busy day to enjoy a piece of Heaven on earth! I thought this is a neat little video worth sharing... <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/214590995?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/214590995">The Shape of a River</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/jeffreed">Ocean Media Institute</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    LOL! I've never had it...if I made this thing it would have been a bottle of JD or regular WT. Now I'm going to find out if he was the brains behind this thing, or if he just pilfered it from someone else...
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    No disrespect...but... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jzN3yJXlWrg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> :-)
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    A buddy of mine texted me this, got a chuckle out of it...so I thought I'd share it with you guys.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I'll bite... 'Round these parts it tends to be weight for most fish; for example, 14 lbs for a walleye is the magic tipping point for a real trophy. The two smaller species of Salmon; Coho and Kokanee seem to be referred to more by length as they top out in the 4 - 7 lbs. range. As you mentioned, lakers and the other salmon tend to be referred to by weight, but they also weigh in a lot heavier. Perch usually by length - again lower on the weight scale. Northerns and Musky seem to be referred to by both weight and length around here. Deer here: you don't hear of many weight references, unless it was way above the typical average weight. Elk; some times you hear of a cow weight, but again, that only seems to be in extreme situations. My theory on this is that a lot of elk in this area don't get hauled into local processors in the whole... Antelope - I never hear weights mentioned.
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Thanks! :tu:
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Anyone on here using a system they really like? I primarily bow hunt out of ladder stands, when elevated, and for years have just used my safety belt with a tether. I know the set up I use is outdated and not the best, but with the type of ladder stands I use (they have a front railing) - it has worked fine, but then again, I've never really fallen out and put it to the test either. I've nodded off a few times and pulled against it and pulled against it to get just the right shot angle a number of times as well...but that's about it. So for quite a while now, I've been kicking the idea around about going to a vest and some kind of actual descent system should I ever really take a tumble. On top of that, my youngest son will start bow hunting with me this fall, so I'm thinking that now would be a good time to bone-up on all this and start him out right as well. (Unlike back in the day when I started bow hunting! Before portables and tree stand safety...criminy, could I share some bone headed stories about stupid things I've done in old home-made tree stands! It's a wonder I survived but anyhow, I don't want him saying that 20-30 years from now.) So I'm looking at these - Tree Spider Livewire Descent System. I've found a good deal on them, and they look decent...but I was curious about what other systems other folks may use.
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    You like my purple girls bicycle? I don't know Swampy...the soles on those boots are pretty sexy and trendy...too nice for mud. :lol:
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Friday Music in Podunk Corner
    "We're so old." - Hahahhaha! I wasn't going to point that out...but since you did, I have to voice a chuckle over it. :-)
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Since we're getting off track here... Here's my Public Land Hunting Rig, but as I said...it's kind of tough to sneak around quietly in it. :wink
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Friday Music in Podunk Corner
    Swampy - I gotta give ya the :tu: for the 'Possum' video.
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Friday Music in Podunk Corner
    Weekend pump up... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/elDEfYiF1pk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Interesting...I don't have time to read the whole thing right now, so I'll have to catch up on it over the weekend. I will say this though - and this is a factor in all this that I have been personally harping on for some years now: It would be very interesting to take that data and compare it to the geographic perspective of urban and rural classifications. Now I know right away someone will comment that 'Hey, wait a second, I'm a hunter or a gun owner and I live in a very urban area or even the middle of the big city!" And I don't dispute that, and I'm not trying to over generalize on my argument here, and I know there certainly are neighborhoods with 'pockets' of Second Amendment folks in very urban areas. BUT, I argue that an honest, unbiased snap shot of gun ownership data with attention to geographic perspective (if there is such a tool) will verify that this whole divide can easily be shown on a map. No different than the political pole maps we get crammed down our throats every other year now it seems. Here's the thing - how many farmers and ranchers own guns...sure many don't hunt, but I can guarantee you that you'd be hard pressed to find a farm or ranch house that doesn't have at least one firearm in it. Then, look at the populations in those rural areas - I can honestly and truthfully comment that I know every house on my road has guns in them (lots of guns actually). And I am sure all of us on HC can make a similar comment. But compare that to a major urban area where the population density is high...no way. This is precisely why we are in the minority; the sheer numbers of people in the urban areas sets that bias up. I actually read an article a couple of weeks ago, and dang it, at the moment, I can't remember what source I read it in...but it was a popular news source. Anyhow, they presented that many of the divides in our country are becoming more and more attributable to the regions of rural vs. urban geographic...well DUH!! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. How can people be so misinformed as to not realize that things that mean a lot to someone that lives in a rural area are different than someone that lives in a high-rise and doesn't even have the need to own a car?? Do those folks, generally speaking, get the whole right to own a gun and hunt idea - most likely not. Do they worry and care deeply about the cost or safety of public transportation? Well yea...it's not rocket science and sometimes it amazes me how the (political) analysts don't get this concept. Gun ownership just mirrors the geographic picture for the most part (except the DC area...I believe from info I've seen that ownership in the DC area is an anomaly for a high density urban area.) And unfortunately, I think the divide is only going to get wider on many other issues as well. OK, I'll shut up now.
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