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The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« on: August 22, 2011, 11:47:16 AM »
Rather than stogging it full from the archives,how about from 2011 onward.
That leaves me pretty thin as it's been a rough year.I hope for more later.The last pic is my latest aqua-sition. A 1904-1921 18' Chestnut wood/canvas.It weighs in at a mere 120 lbs-a definite portage machine  :o









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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 03:54:41 PM »
Cool pics.

I am taking the archery season off since my back has been so bad this year. I can't pull my bow and I don't rifle hunt anymore.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 05:04:17 PM »
You need a crossbow coop.Almost a bow,sort of.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 04:45:59 AM »
They did just make those legal in Pa for anyone a year ago or so. You used to need a special permit, which I could get if I wanted to. It's just not the same to me though, almost seems like cheating LOL.
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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 05:40:27 AM »
You can use one in Maine now, but in the regular firearms season, not the archery season unless you are disabled.

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 08:22:27 AM »
That canoe is pretty but it has unusual lines, kind of like "Last of the Mohicans" or something.

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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 05:52:09 PM »
Likely due to the sponsons on the sides.Chestnut sold any of their models either with or without them-on an 18 footer like this they add about 30 lbs-so I'm told anyway.Canoes in that day were pretty similar.Chestnut stole the design from Morris and Peterborough stole the stolen design from Chestnut who the sued Peterborough for stealing their stolen design. :D Business was all the same back then as well.
I don't know if the sponsons will stay there when I recanvas or not-we'll see.
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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 03:36:02 AM »
Nobody else doing the hunting fishing thing?That's surprising.I've always found most riders cross over to these pursuits as well.
How about if we open it up to hunting fishing archives?I had just assumed there would be so many with this.I guess not.You're all a bunch of couch potatoes  ;D  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 08:01:51 AM »
When the reno's are to the "lock up" stage, I'm going fishing (and riding). Trust me....

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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 08:08:51 AM »
I love hunting and fishing, but it seems like every place in my area is getting closed down.  I shot a 208lb * point whitetail about 5 miles from my house 2 years ago, went back to the same spot last year and it was stripped off an posted.  Same with my best fishing spot - no more access to the lake.  It is more discouraging than fun now.  My son will be old enough to hunt next year, but I probably won't have any place to bring him!!

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2011, 02:07:54 PM »
Nobody else doing the hunting fishing thing?That's surprising.I've always found most riders cross over to these pursuits as well.

Sorry ford, Great idea.
The reason I havn't posted is I am still too depressed I can't do either.

I did get out for a hunt 4 weeks ago but had no luck.
Actually I was walking over the brow of a hill and there was a large Bull that I was trying to walk around without the bloody thing charging me. As I rounded the Bull standing behind him in the shadows was a ...8 point Red Deer. :o
It was gone before I could lower the rifle.
Sneaky bastard.

I'll see if I can find some photos.

Meanwhile, he is a Vid off our last fly in hunt.

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And no it is not Oregon. ;)
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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2011, 04:56:30 PM »
That's rough mxlord.We still have good areas around here but Nova Scotia is the most privately owned province in Canada.More and more,urban types are retiring to the country and buying it up-then posting it.Bah humbug. :(

TMKIWI,the chopper is pretty cool.You should be hunting from that.(I couldn't see the whole vid as my computer kept locking on it)
Maybe you need to be more inventive.Way back when one of my bike accidents left me with a badly shattered right arm(I'm right handed)
I was in a full cast and had it strapped to me for four months.Unfortunately,this happened just before the start of rabbit season and as I had the beagles we hunted with,I decided I was going too.
I ended up taking a single shot .410 and cutting the stock off but leaving the pistol grip,then cutting the barrel off just ahead of the wooden forestock.My hunting buddies dubbed it the pirate pistol.This left me shooting a pistol/shotgun left handed with a mitten.Did I mention how hard it is to balance on snow covered logs and such with one arm strapped to you? You'd be surprised how much you unknowingly use your arms for balance.Or try to shake off mittens while holding a gun and cock it off handed and take a shot at a rabbit travelling wfo with a dog behind it.
Interestingly,all my hunting buddies decided it was best I hunted that year alone-so I did-and I never did get anything but I was close a couple times.
You seem like an inventive sort with access to gear.You just need to put your mind to it  :)
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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2011, 05:43:58 PM »
Ha Ha. I can picture you walking round looking like Albert ( The 1 armed dishwasher from Robins Nest ).
I too would have said you can hunt on your own. ;D

I am not sure my nephew will be too pleased if I cut down his new 410.
Plus a 410 wont be big enough for the deer around here.

If you look at the start of the Vid you can see my cast from the original accident.
This was 1 week after.
I had it split so I could take it off to hold my rifle. :-X
Not this time. I will listen to the doctor.

The boys are trying to convince my to buy an electric reel so I can still fish. $2000. :o
I think I will just be "Bait Bitch". ;D
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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2011, 06:06:55 PM »
How about if we open it up to hunting fishing archives?

Is this what you mean ?.
Some of my favorite photos.

Summer of 77/78.






Still my biggest ever Snapper. 18lbs.

Summer of 79/80



Kingfish 33lbs,24lbs,9lbs.
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Re: The officially official hunting/fishing/outdoor thread
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2011, 02:24:55 AM »
I always loved pics like that.For the subject(I've never caught a fish as big as me) as well as the period gear around it.Cool.
As for fishing with your buddies I was going to say that if they were any kind of friends at all,they'd hold your rod for you but that just sounded wrong. :o Maybe bait bitch is the way to go until you're healed  :D
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