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    21 Hours Ago
    Did you just yell at me Gerry?!? Don't you yell at me Gerry! LOL. I hear you...I spend way more time dealing with managing 'ME' issues associated with our millennials and centennials and dealing with the whole generational age gap than I want to! I had a 62 year old operator ticked off the other day because he had to get in the ditch and show a 'highly qualified' and well trained 20 something how to dig with a shovel. The poor guy was utterly and amazingly shocked when he told me about the situation. It reminded me of a scene out of 'No Country for Old Men,' the scene where Tommy Lee and that other old Sheriff are talking about the differences between their younger days on the job vs. current day in the movie. But instead of talking about the off the wall craziness of criminals like in the movie, our conversation went like this, "You ever heard of such a thing? I mean really, (as my operator shook his head in utter disgust) a young, strong man in his prime that doesn't even KNOW how to dig with a shovel? What's this world coming to? It's pathetic, just dam pathetic I tell you."
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    23 Hours Ago
    "Today's equipment is light years ahead of the stuff we had when I first started out 30 years ago. Air conditioning, automated suspensions, power steering, all for around $60.00/hr., compared to the $6.00/hr I started out with." You ain't kidding. It kills me to listen to some of these guys (drivers and operators) today complain about the 'junk' they have to work with. It's funny, that company I worked for in the late 80's took care of their equipment and trucks. They had a bunch of those old 50's era rear dump Eucs that we ran. They even had an old early 60's model B61 Mack (tandem dump) that was the first on road truck I learned to drive. It had the split rear end with dual shift levers, not the flip switch...I bet ya $100 bucks you'd be hard pressed to find a CDL driver today that could even operate that truck correctly! My old Foreman at the time would yell at me every time I got in that rig! He'd holler at me while he spit his chew all over the front of his shirt, "Just get in that Gauuudd DAMMM truck and run it man! You get in there and you look like a dam pilot doing a sum-bitchin' pre-flight instrument check!" - I was just trying to take care of it and make sure my air pressure built up fully before I released the brakes...LOL. Ah, the old days.
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    23 Hours Ago
    I still have some family back in Tennessee and they kept me up to date on that one. That had to be one of, if not the worst forest fire the Appalachians has seen in a long time! I imagine it's only going to become even more of a hazard due to the beetle infestations (both east and west). My wife and I spent our honeymoon many moons ago, in a cabin east of Pigeon Forge and from what I understand, it was lost in that fire.
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    23 Hours Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Rabbit Hunt for Swampy in Small Game
    Like any thing else you can cook and eat; there's ways to make a jack rabbit more appealing and ways to make a feller never want to eat it again! My personal experience: I've roasted them over an open fire...not good, unless you're just really, really hungry (more like starving!) A good option is to incorporate the meat into your favorite Jambalaya recipe which is what we do with most of the rabbit we eat.
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    23 Hours Ago
    The home made versions that I've seen look a lot like the picture of that fist one in the line up you posted Swamp Fox (the carry-all)... The beauty or real advantage as I see it and hear from the guys that I know that use their home made versions is the ability to negotiate the side hills and rough ground...which makes sense to me, as those are the areas where I struggle with my two wheeled version. A brake is a necessity on them from what I've heard, or you'll wear the front guy out trying to go down hill. That Pack Wheel is pretty interesting, I'd like to see one up close and push a load on it to see if it is as easy as they claim. But I don't want to invest that kind of money just to see it's better than my current Game cart. After re-looking at that new cart that started this discussion...I am intrigued by the individually pivoting sides of the rear wheels. If you think about it (and I know that Luv2 will associate with what I'm trying to comment on here) that set up is exactly what makes the new style of Articulated off road tandem trucks work so well. (As compared to the older style rear dumps...memory lane for ya Luv 2: the first OR dump I drove back when I was a young'in was an early 50's R-24 Euclid; all I remember was having a pounding headache every night when I got home from listening to that dam Detroit roar and scream all day long!) Anyway, those pivoting rears would probably be an improvement for going over obstacles, but I still think you would need the power end of the equation covered to get over limbs, rocks, and uneven terrain.
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    1 Day Ago
    Seems to me I read somewhere around here in the past that you wanted to do some rabbit hunting... Come on up here and we'll put you on some big one's to fill your soup pot. About a dozen of these and you'll be able to eat for a month. :-) Here's one my son sniped at 95 yds with this .22 one evening. 7982 (1) by , on Flickr
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    1 Day Ago
    Wait a second... Was that Luv2 on his bike that Chuck took out at about 2:48?!?!?!? Where he wiped in the irrigation ditch???
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    1 Day Ago
    Hahahaha! LOL! Point taken. It must go back to my German/Latvia gypsie ancestry...my older sister and mother have always claimed that they can feel spirits. The only spirits I feel are the ones I drink. :ach:
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    1 Day Ago
    Interesting. The proof would be in the pulling...I'd like to feel for myself it is goes over obstacles so easy. My big Cabela's deluxe Game Cart pulls deer out pretty easily; so long as you're not going up a steep hill or over logs bigger that 4" +/- in diameter...Any time you've dealing with hills and larger obstructions, I'm not too convinced you can design any wheeled cart that will deal with those with ease! I know several guys locally that have come to that conclusion as well and come up with a different design: they build carts with only one wheel (off a dirt bike) in the middle - so it is more like a cot with handles on each end and one centered wheel. They tell me it works really good so long as you have two guys on it. Supposedly the single wheel will go over obstacles and up hills as well as deal with rough, uneven terrain better. (Which is another complaint I have about my traditional style cart - rough pocked up terrain is almost as bad to negotiate as going over a bunch of dead fall logs (almost...LOL!) The single wheel concept makes some sense to me; one wheel is going to offer less resistance than two, or four for that matter... But anyway, I feel the same way about my friend's single wheel cart...I'll believe it's easier when I actually get a chance to try it out for myself!
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    1 Day Ago
    I heard mention on the radio this morning that there are currently 36 active forest fires...16 of which are located in Montana. It's easy to hear this kind of report and write it off without a thought that it doesn't or won't effect you, or your loved ones, or friends. But I'd like to remind everyone that it does effect fellow Americans and many people that live off of or close to the land. The very land that 'the chosen party' would love to see sold off and liquidated to the highest bidders...(sorry, I'll try to not let my bad attitude about that issue get in the way...too much. But the fact about that remains that the rest of the country need to know what our beloved, fearless leaders :re: are trying to do right under everyone's noses.) This little video is from the Lodge Pole Fires (which is actually several fires that are burning close together, that is why it's termed a 'complex'). Not to be confused with a developed complex; there are not complexes in this area in the popular term - this area as you can see in the video is very rural and remote for the lower 48. On a somber note, this fire is very serious and has burned out ranchers and homes, and destroyed unknown amounts of agricultural, cultural, and natural resources. Not to mention the loss of wildlife. On a less that life threatening note; it is currently knocking on the back door to the area that I elk hunt. But I'd trade that area in a heartbeat if it would mean protecting lives, homes and ways of life for my fellow Montanans; unfortunately, we have no control over that! Hopefully this video link will work and give a glimpse into the hollow reports given on radios and TV's around the country. I'll try to post additional videos and or pictures as well. https://www.facebook.com/BLMMontana/videos/1676118615740245/
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    2 Days Ago
    - Oh, I remember it well...but it still doesn't change my experience or Voo-doo beliefs. (I agree with ya Crooked Eye!) Y'all have fun, and I'll have fun filling my tag!
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    2 Days Ago
    I feel sorry that you guys got a limited pool... But not so sorry that I'm willing to abandon my honored tradition of staying away from this contest! Last year, I killed a good whitetail buck...that's never happened on the years I've participated in this jinxed contest (jinxed for me that is...)
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    2 Days Ago
    We need that feller from Wisconsin back on here...he was always good for a big blow up and fight... It's a sad state of affairs indeed when Luv2 can't even gall Alex into showing his existence... Kind of reminds me of a certain SP episode, the one about, "Are you there God?"
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    5 Days 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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    1 Week 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
    1 Week Ago
    LOL! He's taken up new enterprises eh???
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    1 Week 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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    1 Week Ago
    I'll retry by eliminating one thing at a time... Once again: 17424 by , on Flickr
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    1 Week 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
    1 Week Ago
    So uh, what's in all those boxes in your office???
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    1 Week Ago
    Testing...one two testing... first post from Flickr 17424 by , on Flickr
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    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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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    2 Weeks 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
    2 Weeks 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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    2 Weeks 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
    3 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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    3 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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    3 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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