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    1 Day Ago
    Somebody tell Bluecat he can reuse fingers and toes when scoring four birds! LOL (Or Dan-o could help him out...Just sayin' :wink) Nice picture, as usual. Is there some Eastern in the middle bird of the 3-gobbler pic, or is the lighting on the tail feather tips just making them look darker? I'm not up on what to look for with hybrid birds. Tell us about your hunts, Dan-0...That one in particular if it's multi-subspecies or has hybrids.
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    1 Day Ago
    That's what it said on the website this AM. I should have mentioned it.
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    1 Day Ago
    Thanks for the heads-up. I'm gonna try to find out what the floor size is. ODs at hubs are 5 inches shorter than my Primos blinds and 4 inches shorter than the Dark Horse by Primos (I don't know if that's different from DH by DB). 72x72 for those too lazy to surf to the website. I think that would be great for one hunter and a camera. (The camera tripod slots are genius! :clap:) I'd love to sit inside one to see if I'd like it for two hunters or one hunter with a cameraman. I also like the pack/blind bag, especially the waist belt and the reinforced bottom. For $30, how can you go wrong?
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    1 Day Ago
    :tu: Yes, you have to deal with airing things out whether freshly treated or new-out-of-the-box.. Silicon and polyurethene treatments both smell, plus silicon can be a little greasy sometimes and PU can degrade and be a mess with improper storage. The Aqua Armor I linked above is basically odorless and goof-proof, which is why I've landed on it for most uses.
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    1 Day Ago
    :-) I think he's dealing with that problem by shooting three at a time...LOL Congrats, Dan-o!
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    2 Days Ago
    I can't remember if Double Bull gave waterproofing maintenance instructions or not. I have a pre-Primos Dark Horse. When Primos got hold of them, I believe they changed the fabric, but I'm not sure if they changed the fabric *type*. I'm guessing I'd use a silicon-based waterproofer on it and my Primos blinds (no cotton, but some type of blended nylon--?--) and a polyurethene on the more plastic-y Ameristeps. I think that's how the rules of thumb work, but someone correct me if I'm wrong. My understanding is that you don't want to mix waterproofing treatment types (incompatibility) so you have to pick right the first time. I've got some stuff I use on tents that I've been pleased with. It comes in a "gear" version, a synthetics version and a natural fabrics version (as well as some others). I've bought it on line as well as at Home Depot, etc. I'd probably use the GEAR version on any fabric-y blinds when the time comes, though I don't know/remember the diff between it and the synthetics version for stuff like tents. I can dig up a bottle from the storage cave later and figure it out, maybe. http://trek7.com/products/fabric-waterproofing I've also used Atsko and ReviveX on various items. Haven't used NikWax in a long time, although I remember it as effective. Thoughts? Useful information? Recommendations?
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    2 Days Ago
    Jon, do the blackout panels use a loop and barrel button attachment or have they changed their system, by any chance? They're on sale ($30 off) at Cabelas right now...$99
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    2 Days Ago
    A shy guy walks into a bar, sees a beautiful woman, and screws up the courage to approach her. “Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?” he asks. She responds by yelling, “No, I won’t sleep with you tonight!" Completely humiliated, he slinks back to his table. After a few minutes, the woman comes over and says, “I’m sorry if I embarrassed you. I’m a psych student studying how people respond to embarrassing situations. “ To which he responds, at the top of his lungs, “What do you mean, $200?!”
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    3 Days Ago
    ----Probably an urban legend, but well worth promoting...:grin:
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    3 Days Ago
    "Bummer of a birthmark, Hal." ----Deer that DOES get it
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    3 Days Ago
    LMAO...That thread's a hoot...I can't believe nothing's happened since the election to cause me to bump it up...LOL
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    3 Days Ago
    For some reason, when I think of hauling a lot of gear in the woods, I think of Benny Hill dressing and undressing in fast-motion... Let me rephrase that: I think of fast-motion scenes from the Benny Hill *SHOW*...LOL http://www.theonion.com/article/british-government-releases-scandalous-benny-hill--848
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    3 Days Ago
    The problem with chest packs is that if you like to wear your binos on the hike in or out, or your chest pack while you hunt, you have to work around the two pieces of gear to make them compatible. (Binos under armpit, or chest pack mostly occupied by binos, etc.) This is a great solution, I think, because you can wear a bino harness under or over, and a pack or blind bag (or treestand) over: http://www.ribzwear.com/
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    3 Days Ago
    I spied it in a joke book in about fifth grade, and it's followed me ever since... When I'm strapped for a good joke, I can always tap that one.
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    3 Days Ago
    Touche...Good catch, LOL. Three points, then? :-)
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    3 Days Ago
    The CIA is interviewing three potential agents — two men and a woman. For the final test, they bring one of the male candidates to a door and hand him a gun. “We must know that you will follow instructions, no matter what,” says the interviewer. “Inside this room you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Kill her.” “You can’t be serious,” the man says. “I could never shoot my wife.” “Then you’re not the right man for the job,” says the interviewer, and dismisses him. The second man is given the same instructions with his wife. Five minutes later, he emerges from the room with tears in his eyes and says, “I can’t.” So he's gone. Finally, the woman is given the test, but with her husband. She takes the gun and enters the room. There's screaming, several shots ring out, then more screaming and tremendous crashing and banging. After a few minutes, she comes out, wiping the sweat from her brow and breathing heavily. “You didn’t tell me the gun was loaded with blanks,” she says, gulping for air. “I had to beat him to death with the chair.”
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    LOL...
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    3 Days Ago
    Sling bags and chest packs are your friend, LOL. So is an electric buggy. :shocked: For true: I saw a thread somewhere a while back entitled something like "How Do You Get All Your Blind-Hunting Turkey Gear In the Woods?" and one of the replies was a photo of a massive DB blind (probably the 27-pounder, LOL) set up on a field edge with a Gator or some such parked beside it.. I about fell out of my chair laughing.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Or maybe it should be "plus meat" in this particular case... I don't know...I'm still working it out... LOL
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    3 Days Ago
    What do you get when you cross an Irish joke with a hunting joke? A seven-course meal, but no meat. :wink
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    3 Days Ago
    Two old couples are having dinner together one evening, and afterwards the ladies retire to the kitchen and leave their husbands to chat at the table. One of the men says, “Last night, we went out to a great new restaurant.” “What’s it called?” his friend asks. The first man furrows his brow in concentration for a few moments and finally says, “Ah! What's the name of that red flower you give to someone you love?” His friend replies, “A carnation?” “No, no. The other one,” the first man says. “A poppy?” wonders his friend. “No,” growls the first man. “You know, the one with thorns!” “Do you mean a rose?” “Yes, that’s it!” the first man says. He then turns toward the kitchen and yells, “Rose, what’s the name of that restaurant we went to last night?”
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    That Bungee Blind is somewhat interesting. While looking into it, I came across this on a Pa. hunting forum...(I know: What are the chances?) That seemed weird, so I dug up an old article in a Pa. newspaper: Bold and highlighting mine. What's up with those Pennsylvania goobers?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I should say "another use" unless you've already shot it to oblivion with broadheads...
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    4 Days Ago
    So, in one thread, in two posts, we've found a use for your My Pillow AND lined up tomorrow's Joke Of The Day...I'd say that's a lot of accomplished today, and we should all grab a beer to celebrate...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    It depends...All humor has some basis in truth and personal experience, but if it's the joke I'm thinking of, it's a little rude...LOL
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    4 Days Ago
    There's a fairly inexpensive carry system called the Blind Hog (by Crooked Horn, I think) that solves the bad bag problem, and carries one or two chairs, decoys, bow or gun and miscellaneous gear. I've haven't handled one, but it looks good. Price is somewhere between 50 and 60 bucks if I recall. CE has the Wild Thing pack which probably blows everything else out of the water, but they stopped making it for some reason. I thought I didn't need it at the time, but I'm guessing there will come a day I'll regret that...LOL I always carry one of several hunting seat pads to sit on my triangle seats. Don't leave home without it! Huge difference in comfort. My thickest is in this neighborhood, but even the one-inch old-style closed-cell pads help a lot (plus they get you up a little higher if you have a relatively low seat): https://huntcomfort.com/gelcore-hunting-seats/
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    4 Days Ago
    I'll sometimes set up where birds could approach from any direction, so I like the same huntability all around the blind as I have in the front, including silence and shootability. That's one thing I could quibble with the Dark Horse about. Plus, even if I never need to shoot out of a closed window, I like to peek without making major moves from my chair. I like to check if the windows are low enough to shoot from my knees, in case I have to get off my chair, which sometimes is necessary. I don't understand the window layout on 99% of the blinds I see on the market. Who's designing these things? I went looking online at quite a few last night, and I had complaints about nearly all of them, LOL. The high-end Primos Double Bull (Deluxe?) came closest to meeting expectations, but it didn't blow me away....Possibly because if you have it on your mind, you're talking 27 pounds of extra ballast weighing on you. LOL. 27 pounds!---I guess ground blinds are going the same way as treestands..."Lightweight" will soon mean anything under 24 pounds, in marketing-speak. That said, I insist on a big blind so I can move around, lay my gear out the way I want, hunt with a guest when necessary, and most importantly tuck back from the shooting window far enough to be in shadow without affecting my draw on the "back wall." A few other requirements: Magnetic windows Removable mesh Dark! Brush loops, top ventilation, and a well-designed blind bag are nice. I might even pass up a blind I otherwise liked if it didn't have a good bag. Can't always drive right up to your spot with your "lightweight" ground blind, LOL.
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    4 Days Ago
    LOL... There's an old joke---more of a story, really---of an obnoxious city slicker who goes south to hunt turkeys (sometimes it's Osceolas in Florida) because he hears how challenging they are. As best I can remember it, he meets the game warden on the road and brags how he didn't find them tough at all. In fact, he'd killed twelve that morning. The warden's head's about to explode, and he asks the guy to open his trunk so he can see the birds. Lo and behold, it's twelve turkey vultures lying in there, stinking up the place. The guy's still going on about his hunting prowess, and the warden says to him, "Well, you're right. I've never seen anything like this. For you to come all the way down here and kill twelve of them in one day really is special. You're over the limit, but I'm inclined to let you go just because you're such an amazing hunter and an all-around great guy." "And on top of that," says the warden, taking out his notebook and a pen, "I want you to have a recipe for turkey perlo that's been in my family since before the war."
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    4 Days Ago
    An old guy in a nursing home was wandering around the facility when he noticed his across-the-hall neighbor, Mrs. McGillicuddy, sitting in the lounge. He thought he'd shuffle up to her and ask if she could guess how old he was, just to have a little fun. She replied, "Drop your pants and let me see." So he did, and she took a good, long look and announced, "You're 88 years old!" "Why, yes I am," the old man said. "That's amazing! How could you tell?" "Well," she said, "you told me this morning at breakfast."
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