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    39 Minutes Ago
    There are several different kinds of milo, as far as I know. The sorghum/milo here is different from what I've seen people call milo elsewhere. I can't say whether those people knew what they were talking about or not, though. What I call milo or sorghum: Birds like it, though. I'm a little surprised it doesn't seem to be a bigger draw for doves here. Maybe they're in corn until it (one or the other) comes down. If I see corn and sorghum in the same area, though, no (few) doves in the sorghum. At least when I'm paying attention. This article conflicts with my largely unimpressed attitude toward sorghum/milo: https://www.qdma.com/food-plot-species-profile-grain-sorghum/
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    1 Hour Ago
    I don't know if it's the standard lid or an option, but somebody at YETI did think to put a hole in it for an aerator hose, though why you want a hose in the lid when the lid has to come off to get bait is beyond me. It seems like a good place to run a hose but let's just say I made an aerated bait tank a few years ago and put the hose through the lid, and Gen2 has the hose running in through the side. Also, why there's no white lid with the aerator hose opening is beyond me. It looks like the only option is clear, which does no good if you're trying to keep your bait cool, dark and calm. YETI, if you're reading this and need more consumer feedback, cash me ousside in PMs, how bow da?
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    1 Hour Ago
    We have some leaves here in the woods that show red splotches when they turn yellow. Very annoying. I want to say maple, maybe gum. I basically don't pay attention to them anymore, LOL. Do deer use the sorghum out there? Around here, I think it's pretty worthless for deer. Not even convinced deer will use it to bed. Also, bonus question: Is sorghum ever referrred to as milo in your area? I'll hang up and take my answer off the air.
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    1 Hour Ago
    This video goes to show several things: 1. When you buy a new boat, you need a new bucket. 2. This guy is very lucky, or Yeti surveyed Yamaha Boats about their bucket compartments. 3. The impressive qualities of a $40 plastic bucket cannot be hyped or overstated. 4. Anyone can do a review on Youtube, of anything. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mp51oRTKL_Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    1 Hour Ago
    My head hurts. Here's how I cope: If you play with the numbers, the only way you get more than a "negligible" difference between distance ranged from elevation vs. horizontal distance at most bowhunting ranges (Eastern, anyway) is if something is very out of whack, like height or measuring error.
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    1 Hour Ago
    Not that it matters, but as long as we're on an archery topic: This is the second story I've heard about this Rage head. This one's 2.3 inches for the blades and the story I'm referring to mentioned 2 inches. Not sure if that's casual usage or really a smaller model. http://www.ragebroadheads.com/x-treme-100-grain/ Anyhoo, that story also involved a shot with far less than ideal penetration. I don't recall bone being involved, or any other circumstances, so take that for what it's worth. Maybe people are having great luck with it on deer and big game; I don't know. It doesn't exactly strike me as a hot knife through butter, though.
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    2 Hours Ago
    Or at least above the target, in the case of a steep slope ... But kudos for doing the calculation ... I wasn't gonna do it! ...LOL...
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    2 Hours Ago
    I'm not following several items. You held for 37 but hit lower than expected? The target confirmed you were on at 37, i.e., what your rangefinder told you? I don't know what the explanation can be for such a variance on horizontal vs. line of sight distances, except very severe angles (and I mean VERY severe to be that far off). Have you verified your rangefinder on flat ground? I've had a nock or two pop out at impact. Sounds like yours partially came out and then all the running and bouncing tipped 'er out. Probably right about bone and the business end of the arrow. I've had one or two leg shots or low brisket shots like that. Similar blood trails, sparse sign, one or two beds, etc. Not much you can do about it. I've never seen the evidence that you can recover a deer like that, even with a dog. I think she'll live to swing by the stand another day. Doesn't make it suck any less, though.
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    3 Hours Ago
    BTW, from the picture, it looks like I have two of the more legal version of that tote at Camp Swampy.
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    3 Hours Ago
    Back in the day it was Acapulco Gold and Panama Red ... If this keeps up, Amazon Prime could become a thing.
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    3 Hours Ago
    LOL... DP gets it. :-) :applause:
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    3 Hours Ago
    Right. The point I am trying to make is that a brand (or a trade name) is more than what it sells or is in hand. Think Cadillac. Walmart. Martha Stewart. Is Lincoln in the car business? Sure, but not really. If they were in the car business, they'd say more about their cars in their ads. They want to be in the suave luxury business. Yeti knows its appeal, and also that it can't stay "a cooler company." They've been successful because they understand it's not what they sell but what (why) people buy that's important. They show signs of kicking that into even higher gear with new management and under competitive pressure. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o474oCwnjlU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    5 Hours Ago
    I meant that Yeti is not in the cooler business the same way Hooters is not in the chicken wings business. Their sales and growth are the proof, or this thread would have either never appeared, or would have been about Igloo's MaxCold. You can put beer in those, too ...LOL Sell the sizzle, not the steak. -----ancient Chinese proverb
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    5 Hours Ago
    I suppose I was referring to overbuilt construction (a 6 # bucket!) and the assumption that UV resistance is an automatic design requirement, given Yeti's background and that fishermen are a major target market. Let me know if you find anything fer or agin that theory. :beer: (Also, I figured out the buckets are not roto-molded, but injection molded.)
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    6 Hours Ago
    I'm not sure where my Stouffer's frozen lasagna fits in all this ...
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    6 Hours Ago
    Yeti hasn't been in the cooler business for a while. They've moved squarely into the lifestyle business. It's an extremely interesting story if you're into that kind of thing. I knew we'd passed the point of no return when people were going ape poo over their travel mugs. I've never seen one for less than $30 -- more like $40. I think I paid 99 cents for the mug I use from the Kangaroo, and that's entitled me to free jumbo coffee refills for the last 25 years. I'd say I got my money out of it. (On the other hand, have you seen what Thermos charges for a travel mug? Holy insulated hell, Batman!) Although I've never been impressed with Yeti's coolers, I will put in a word of defense for the bucket. If your regular buckets stay outside in the sun or cold and also take a beating, they don't last long. I pick up old hydraulic fluid buckets I find as often as I can, and even those don't last long (forget about the near impossibility of cleaning them sufficiently). A roto-molded bucket has a lot of DIY project potential, but whether pimped out or not, the downside is that one that says Yeti on it is one more thing to worry about people stealing out of your boat, LOL.
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    1 Day Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread blind chair in Podunk Corner
    Thanks for the heads-up. Which one does Billy have? These are the ones I've been using most when i need a light chair: https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/gci-outdoor-quik-e-seat-15gciuqkstxxxxxxxodr/15gciuqkstxxxxxxxodr They do need a pad, the thicker the better, and you obviously can't recline. But I don't think I've ever gotten any noise out of them, and I've had them for probably six or seven years. The height is good for me and my blinds.
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    2 Days Ago
    It's slim pickin's when you're an old bat ...
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    3 Days Ago
    "Dammit, Jim! I'm a doctor, not a spatial thinker!"
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    3 Days Ago
    The feng shui of that campsite is FABULOUS ...
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    3 Days Ago
    So the lesson here is that spam blockers aren't 100% reliable? This changes everything ...
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    3 Days Ago
    LOL ... You know who was the first to order a Yeti bucket? This guy:
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    3 Days Ago
    I'm a growing boy ...
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    3 Days Ago
    LOL ... I'd heard of them but didn't know the pricing. I'm actually surprised they're that low, LOL. Well, except for the lid; that's outrageous. I can think of a few uses for them (hauling gear as shown would not be one, at almost 6 pounds empty) but I think my favorite thing about them is that they're food-safe. That way, if you need something to carry your ice tea or macaroni and cheese in, you're good to go.
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    4 Days Ago
    At this rate, it might soon be mandatory ...
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    4 Days Ago
    +3...
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    4 Days Ago
    Tequila! :grin:
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    4 Days Ago
    +2 :grin:
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