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    1 Day 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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    1 Day 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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    2 Days 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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    2 Days 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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    2 Days 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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    2 Days 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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    3 Days Ago
    Rich - looking around on HC at things that happened while I wasn't around and just saw this post. Nice job! Congratulations on a fine buck!
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    3 Days Ago
    Impressive! I read somewhere that the 'glory days' for the US military sharp shooters ended back in the early 80's...I guess we're still in the top 5 for now at least. :cf: Who knows, I don't follow that kind of thing too closely...
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    3 Days Ago
    Uh, that don't look like you Gerry...just sayin.' :p
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    3 Days Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Summer activities in Podunk Corner
    Nice! Love the berries...wish more of them grew better around here. Mainly just Chokecherry and Buffaloberry grow well in my area - which are good, and we enjoy them, but I miss the others when they are nice and fresh! Those catbirds...I've heard you got to choot 'em to get rid of them.
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    3 Days Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Summer activities in Podunk Corner
    Well...to be honest, I'm robbing the idea. About a month ago we were camping out with a bunch of friends. (Its a beginning of summer tradition my youngest son started with friends of his. Every year on the first weekend after school lets out, we camp out with four other families who have kids that my son is friends with. Its chaotic, dam kids everywhere and we turn the campground upside down with a boat load of hopped up tweens that one first night stay up burning all their papers and note books from the past school year.) My wife and her friends, aka the other mothers, love it and hang. And me and a couple of the other fathers man the fire at the adult site and endulge in some beer and good eats. So anyhow, this year this really nice older gentleman pulls in, sets up his tent right in the middle of redneck Montana Central. My wife took one look and said, "oh Lord, that poor man is in for one long weekend!" Well, he was a good sport, despite that he easily had every right to be grumpy. (Course, he was from Butte and if anyone should know anything about Butte its this: its mining, drinking, Irish and fighting heritage runs deep! As a matter of fact, they are so proud of their roots that they have a popular tee-shirt that i see guys from there wearing that is labeled, "Butte vs. Everybody." So anyway, ovee the course of the weekend, me and my wife tried to be real nice and somewhat appologetic of the carrying on. He was cool and said he understood having reared kids once. So on the day we were packing up to leave, this guy comes over to our camp carrying two packs of sausage meat. He explained that he picked it up at the Butte Meatlocker (a well known regional butcher shop that makes all kinds of specialty sausages) but he didn't like the 'Southwest Breakfast sausage' as it was too spicy for him. Of course, this perked up my interest as I love spicy food. So we took it and man that is awesome stuff! Its got habaneros, sweet peppers, chedder, and pepper jack cheese and celantro in it. So I'm gonna try my own version with venison and everything else. The cheeses give it a really a nice flavor offsetting the heat. Good stuff! It just about makes the perfect breakfast along with fried eggs, garlic cheese grits and home made biscuits!
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    A tech savvy guy like you using an old fashioned book thesaurus...you really expect me to believe that??
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    4 Days Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Summer activities in Podunk Corner
    I'm growing some spaghetti squash, zucchini, yellow squash, egg plant, bell peppers, sweet peppers, some maters, cucumbers and last but not least, some habaneros that I've got ear marked to go into a spicy southwest venison breakfast sausage I'm going to try making this year.
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    4 Days Ago
    Is that baloney to divert the grizzlies when they start chasing her???
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    4 Days Ago
    Besides watching bean fields, wetting a line here and there, and sweating on electric bikes... any of you goobers plant a garden this year?
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    4 Days Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Selling Feral Pigs in Pigs & Exotics
    Ned don't squeal worth a shit. Just sayin'
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    4 Days Ago
    :fire::pop:
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    4 Days Ago
    This is the NEW HC...we ain't got no room for hurt 'round here son.
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    5 Days Ago
    Amen. Well put Jon! This reminds me of an experience me and my son had a few years back elk hunting. We were camped out in one of our usual spots, using the trail head / parking area on BLM as a jump off point to hunt walk in only Refuge area. We were in our camo, which was bought purely for practicality and depending on how we choose to layer it, can some times be pretty miss-matched. That being said, its all decent good quality stuff, albeit not the latest and greatest fashion statement. So one morning, in comes these two - a guy and a woman decked out to the nines in the spiffiest camo you've ever seen. I can't be positive, but it looked like Kuiu to me, or something similar. They looked like a matching Ken and Barbie doll all decked out. Perfect, not a hair out of place, not a wrinkle on the camo, and certainly no blotches of mud. So I went over to them to inquire about what area they planned going off to hunt in as I didn't want them or us messing up either's hunt plan. So I could see them looking me up and down as I approached (bear in mind we'd been out there for four days already and probably looked a little rough. Any how, once I introduced myself and explained why I wanted to talk to them, he seemed to let his guard down a little and act at least a little friendly. She however, poured the bitch factor on and totally blew me off and even scoffed a little. (Nice folks...just the kind I go outdoors to get away from.) So as we talked he seemed to appreciate my concern about not wanting to be hunting in the same area, so we wrapped up sharing which drainage each of us planned to hunt and went our ways. So later that evening, when me and my son came hiking out, they were at their Jeep getting ready to leave. Obviously neither of us had gotten anything, but he did come over to us to see if we saw any elk. They didn't see a thing all day, and he was convinced that there were no elk in the area. I tried not to smile as I told him we saw 17 elk off and on throughout the day. So he says, "Huh, even dressed like that you saw them." I just shook my head and blew the dip-shit off at that point. Some people...
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Yep, and I work cheap too! Beer and hot wings...but only good hot wings.
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    6 Days Ago
    :wave: Come on man! Just go with it will ya? I was trying to help you out here...I wanted everyone to think you peddled that thing up 40% grades. LOL! :-)
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    "I'm learning more and more each year that you can't go by what you see in Summer." - Luv2 Ditto; that's the point I was subtly trying to mention in my post as well. Of course I think there are geographic and regional affects that all come into play and complicate this puzzle as well. E.g. the mast crops in your neck of the woods carries a lot more influence than say, the numerous mast crops did where I used to live in the Middle Tennessee area, and it's different than North east Montana where mast crops are essentially non-existent except for some limited soft mast. I guess you could rob/adapt Tip O'Neill's old saying about "all politics is local" to "all food sources is local." That being said, so too would scouting methods and information gathering. Just because something works well in say, Indiana, it may not hold true for Washington.
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    6 Days Ago
    Well...I'm not one of the 3 amigos either...but I will comment. Looks good. A lot of guys are using those type of ATV bikes out here on gated forest service roads. I think it's a great idea! I'm actually contemplating one myself for scouting mule deer / trapping areas on BLM in the off seasons. Great way to stay in shape and I like the idea of being able to slip in an out of areas unannounced. Sure a lot of the places I'm driving thru are on two-tracks and can be driven in one's truck...but why further educate the locals? I think a bike would be perfect for that.
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Got ya covered...you can just print a copy of this out and carry it in your hunting pack.
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    1 Week Ago
    :tu: This is great! I've got a couple entitled employees that I'd like to give this line to. :applause:
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    1 Week Ago
    BTW - I forgot to mention this, but for anyone (besides Swampy) that might be interested: Regarding putting up a wall tent by yourself - the trick is (and we do this all the time, whether there is help or not as it makes it so much easier, especially when using a frame rather than just a wood ridge pole) is to put together all the frame, MINUS the legs on one side. Then you pull the tent over the frame with it catywampus (tilted down on one side), align the canvas up on all the corners and ridge, then with the legs handy, just lift it up an insert the legs as you work your way down the side of the tent. Doing it that way makes it so much easier than trying to pull then weight of all that canvas over the frame while it is up high, over your head.
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Yes, you're right...for now (anyway) I just stand back and bark out the orders. I did help them pull the tent itself over the frame...but that was it. I have done it by myself several times, and I'm thankful it's not one of those huge 16+ footers. I was lucky those times by myself that it was not windy while putting it up....wind always adds an extra expletive factor. The worst time I (we) had putting that tent up was on a mule deer hunt in Wyoming in 2007. Me and a friend from Alaska got to our camp spot on a nice high butte area just east of the Bighorns as a front blew in off the divide. NOAA reported gusts of 45 MPH in the area, rain and wet snow were mixed up in it and we had one hell of a time getting it up and all buttoned down. Just standing 15 feet apart we had to yell at the top of our lungs just to hear each other. It was great fun. LOL. But I'll tell ya, even my friend that lives in the Fairbanks area said that once we had that tent up and the heater going in there...he never felt so good! I know 45 mph doesn't sound like much to you guys from hurricane and tornado alley...but let me tell ya, when you are trying to hold on 80 or so lbs of flapping canvas...it ain't no small feat.
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    1 Week Ago
    We were out and about this past weekend in the Bear Paws area. Almost wished we'd brought the wood stove to use in the tent...one morning it was 37 deg and the next it was 40. Saw a good number of mule deer and a few whitetails, but no elk. I typically don't hunt in this area though, so we weren't focused to hard on finding critters. Here's some pictures...
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Mule deer = lots of evening glassing going on out here in my neck of the woods. Just watching to see which areas are producing nice bucks that look like we want to focus on in the fall. There's usually a pretty good breeze on the prairie that helps keep the nats and biting flies at bay. Whitetails in the River Bottoms = evening cruises to see what's hanging out in the fields and edges...but I don't put too very much stock in this kind of info gathering at this point. Around here, a lot of movement will occur between now and hunting season, so I often end up hunting bucks that I've watched along one stretch of River somewhere else down stream or up stream. Mosquitoes can be bad at times, but I use a Therma-cell to keep them in check.
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  • Wild Bob's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    A picture of some cats my son caught...(Well, actually, I caught one of the small ones... Which he loves rubbing in!) Another evening like this...and we'll be having that catfish dinner!
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