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    11 Minutes Ago
    Well, to be fair to you, he does hunt a lot of private land. I don't know the ratios, but I suspect it's a bit more private than public. He spends a lot of time talking about how to get permission and maintain relationships, and he's been doing it a long time. Also, I suspect his dedication (including entry and exit strategies, getting in early and staying late), the way he works to pick the right time to hunt the right way, and what I take as his reluctance (at a minimum) to hunt somewhere he can walk to without boating, wading or crawling are more important than the ScentLok. I mentioned he hunts high, 25-30 feet. He actually mentions that 35 is fairly routine. You can get away with a lot up there, especially since he's setting up for close shots.
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    33 Minutes Ago
    Way out in backwoods Nebraska, a man's wife went into labor in the middle of the night. Their son went to fetch the doctor, who arrived just in time. To keep the nervous father-to-be busy, the doctor handed him a lantern and said, "Here, you hold this high so I can see what I'm doing." Amidst a lot of cursing and shrieking, the doctor delivered a health baby boy. The father was relieved, but the woman still seemed upset and agitated, so the doctor apologized for all the cursing and shrieking. "No, No!" yelled the woman. "I'm having another one!" Sure enough, within minutes the doc had delivered another baby. "Now don't be in a great hurry to be putting down that lantern, young man! It seems there's yet another!" cried the doctor, as a third baby began to appear. The new father grabbed his chest in bewilderment and yelled, "Do ya reckon they're attracted to the light?!?"
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    1 Hour Ago
    LOL... I'm flipping back and forth between his two books mentioned above, and also doing some reading on the blog he's been writing for ScentLok lately, which he claims he's not being paid to do. (I'm not trying to insinuate anything there, just sayin'.) Contrary to what I said previously, I did find some discussion of ScentLok care in Precision Bowhunting hidden away in the chapter on his game plan for June, July and August. The book is laid out as a year-long look at his preparations and his hunting strategies and tactics. This period is grouped together, whereas the rest of the book is month-to-month. Apparently, summer is the time to take care of your ScentLok, if you didn't do it right after the season ended. This is because Eberhart is getting ready to "speed tour" some of his areas in late August, to make minor final preparations like trimming summer growth and checking for fruit and mast, and he does this in full scent-control mode. He goes out in the middle of the day rather than in the cooler mornings, so as to avoid deer moving early and late. I'd burn up just standing in the shade if I were wearing ScentLok in August, forget about doing any work-- even in the mornings--but God bless him. No earth-shattering clothing care notes in this section either, but I think it's worth mentioning that in this book I picked up that he feels if you're not in "full ScentLok" you're doing it wrong. This means the gloves and head cover, in addition to the outer layers. I'm not sure ScentLok makes underwear, but if they do, he's wearing it. I haven't seen him mention it, but I believe SL also offers a mouth cover. He uses a ScentLok backpack for hunting, and his son mentions going back to his car to change into his "hunting ScentLok" from his "scouting ScentLok" when he got the feeling he should be hunting a particular property right then, when he had gone out merely to check a place he hadn't been in a while. (It was September and the original plan was to prep for early-to-mid November.)
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    15 Hours Ago
    Dress sizes go up to 38?
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    18 Hours Ago
    So I have that going for me, which is nice...
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    18 Hours Ago
    LOL...I should be off the charts, then, for working The Jefferson's theme song into the thread, and beating you over the head with it with the picture...:grin: Not that I'm really keeping track of this stuff or anything...LOL
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    18 Hours Ago
    Finally...I'm movin' on up!
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    18 Hours Ago
    Wow, what a terrific audience! LOL---That's pretty high for a slightly tweaked joke from third grade.
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    19 Hours Ago
    That's not bunny. But +4 anyway. :-)
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    19 Hours Ago
    We could call it the "S" car, for "silly" or "shenanigans". Then if the thread really gets to rocking one day, we can say, "Wow! Look at that S car go!"
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    20 Hours Ago
    This is my chance to post this again...LOL <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GcZHGonRF28" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    20 Hours Ago
    I know what a lug wrench looks like, Dad! Is this a lug wrench?
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    22 Hours Ago
    LOL...That reminds me of a joke I'll tell tomorrow. (I've got to pace myself. :-))
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    23 Hours Ago
    LOL.. A stew or rice dish of some type is good for dumping almost anything I screw up by another cooking method (over-salted, too tough, or whatever). Ordinarily, I like rabbit, but I don't get it a lot. I've never had jackrabbit before, but I have had other things most people turn up their nose at. Most of the time I didn't pick the best cooking method the first time around. Now you see these recipes for oven raccoon roasts and such, and you go, "Yeah, right. It turned out so well the last time." A crockpot is your friend, LOL. I used to do a bunch of stuff in a pressure cooker, but I'm very rusty at this point. That's good for tougher animals if you don't have all day.
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    23 Hours Ago
    Side hills...Yes.
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    23 Hours Ago
    A little girl goes to the barbershop with her father. While her dad is getting his hair cut, the girl begins eating a snack cake. While she's eating, she walks over and stands right next to the barber's chair. The barber looks down and says, "Sweetheart, you're gonna get hair on your Twinkie." "I know," the little girl replies. "I'm gonna get boobies, too."
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    1 Day Ago
    I went looking for some pics of Dan-o on here but he was using Photobucket for his pics, so they're all gone now. What are the chances Photobucket knew they were going to screw up millions of posts all over the internet by cutting the cord to existing links, and went ahead and did it anyway?
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    1 Day Ago
    Okay, they don't look THAT much alike...But a little, yes? And it's a good thing he's paired up with Vickie or I'd have never found him on Google. Couldn't spell his last name for the life of me, LOL
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    1 Day Ago
    Is that who that is? See, I don't watch hunting TV either, lol.
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    1 Day Ago
    The thing I like about the Crawler cart is it looks like it rides well on a bike (plus the four-wheel design). I bet I would have a hell of time getting the balance right with my Cabela's cart, plus it has those hard wheels. Not sure pulling it wouldn't be a disaster and tear up my bike's less-than-bombproof cargo rack. My W&S cart has open handles, is very narrow and has no side bars, so that's out from the get-go.
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    1 Day Ago
    LOL.... Take a look at the small photo on this page of two people on their Rambo bikes with cart attachment. I couldn't figure out a way to embed or link directly, but that's not important right now. Tell me the guy doesn't look like Dan-o. :-) https://rambobikes.com/product/r180-bike-cart/
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    1 Day Ago
    I listened to Episode 62 of the podcast last night, BTW. I'd say equally as worthwhile as the other one.
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    1 Day Ago
    Yeah, I picked up on the "Cone of Isolation" thing, too. I'm sure he has *some* idea of what other people are saying and doing. For instance, he seems to know enough about TV hunting to know it's not done in pressured areas, LOL. He's into the "Drury Challenge" type thing, by the way, LOL. In fact, he's a potential sponsor. :wink I can give some examples of how reading certain things back in my salad days gave me a false sense of how things might unfold.
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    1 Day Ago
    Apparently you have to do some balancing of the load, but they've been around a long time. You'd think that if they were unworkable they'd have vanished from the face of the earth. I guess if the design makes it relatively simple to place the weight in the middle and above the wheel, your ability to screw things up is minimized. For me, the big mystery would be loading them. Lay the cart on the ground and roll the weight into or onto the cradle? I'd like to see how the cow elk got done, LOL.
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    1 Day Ago
    I got out my Eberhart books this evening and skimmed the relevant chapters and read the section on Activated Carbon Clothing in the "Scent Control" chapter of Bowhunting Pressured Whitetails (2003). There's no mention of ozone machines, particularly not for cleaning the clothes. Just the normal advice about using a clothes dryer, following manufacturers' directions, storing in airtight containers, not wearing the clothes unless you're hunting, etc. There's not much about this type of thing in Precision Bowhunting (2005) at all.
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    1 Day Ago
    I think I told the story of the hypersensitive housemate I had a long time ago. There was some drama when I used one of his pots to cook a rabbit I got while hunting squirrels who knew better than to be out in high wind.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Whoa! Nice shot! Yeah, I mentioned at least once the idea of getting a rabbit hunt together in SC after the deer season. Got no takers, LOL. The idea's still percolating in my head, though. I'll put your invite in the hopper! :beer:
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    1 Day Ago
    This might be the most interesting of the other one-wheel options, and it's much more stowable, even packable. Good and interesting review from an actual hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL76069A6D971DF3F9&v=z2Q0aucocCY www.packwheel.com
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    1 Day Ago
    These are the two I was looking hardest at back in the day. The Carry-All Buddy (first pic) was already out of production, but rumors persisted of ways to get one. http://www.neetkart.com/ The NeetKart needed brakes for my purposes (unavailable), so I never pulled the trigger, and simply made some mods to my trusty Warren and Sweat. Still haven't gotten around to inventing a brake system for it, which might be impossible now, considering the wheels I put on it. This site has a good rundown on various carts. A little old, and there's some new stuff out there, but decent nonetheless. http://gametote.com/one-wheel-game-cart-review.html They sell this one, which is the one I would lean towards today, if I needed such a thing:
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