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  • jhjimbo
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    Fall is around the corner. Trivia, what causes the different colors of leaves ?

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  • fitch270
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    Both wild blackberries and blueberries were a bust this year. I did get a handful a week or so back but they weren’t impressive. Trying to wrap up the garden, not much left besides peppers and carrots. Jalapeño, banana and chilies have been exploding, bells as usual late to the party. Haven’t had s frost yet, been nice not having to cover plants.

    The Kid heard a coyote up behind the hose when he got home about 2:30 this afternoon. Said it was going ballistic.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
    I did not fish or hunt -- I kept thinking about smallmouths and browns in the river but both Saturday and Sunday just went out to state land for the usual 3-hour walk. Not much color yet but lots of leaves coming down. It's always nice, that first time you can see a distance through the woods after having them all thick and dark all summer.

    Surprisingly, I found some blackberries still on the bushes. Got a good double-handful; a little mushy but tasted fine.

    Coyotes were going crazy, both nights at dusk. Saturday, there were three different bunches all at once -- two in the creekbottom down below me and one on the ridge above me. That was kind of interesting, especially since it was pretty much full dark when I still had a good mile or so back to the car.
    Late Sept and you found blackberries? WOW! Down here, ours are gone by the end of June!
    Here in OK, our nights are beginning to cool (55°/60°).
    Daytime highs can still get up into the high 90's.....but you can feel that "touch of fall" in the air.
    About the only "color" we get around here are the elm trees. The leaves turn bright yellow like aspens.
    If you're fortunate enough to have "black" gum trees, they turn a deep, almost blood red. A most awesome sight.
    Everything else just turns brown and rattles to the ground! LOL! In the fall, it's like walking in a bowl of cornflakes!
    Pecans and willows will throw a touch of yellow, but not like the elms.
    Glad somebody's getting some breaks in the weather.
    S. Texas is still a 100°, sweltering oven.
    Their winter is like your early fall.
    Cactus and mesquite don't change colors.

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  • MattM37
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    I did not fish or hunt -- I kept thinking about smallmouths and browns in the river but both Saturday and Sunday just went out to state land for the usual 3-hour walk. Not much color yet but lots of leaves coming down. It's always nice, that first time you can see a distance through the woods after having them all thick and dark all summer.

    Surprisingly, I found some blackberries still on the bushes. Got a good double-handful; a little mushy but tasted fine.

    Coyotes were going crazy, both nights at dusk. Saturday, there were three different bunches all at once -- two in the creekbottom down below me and one on the ridge above me. That was kind of interesting, especially since it was pretty much full dark when I still had a good mile or so back to the car.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by Danbo View Post
    This morning I went out on a friend's bass boat. It was a tough bite , we quit about 10 am.

    Shot my bow a few times.

    Went Apple picking with the family and then after dinner we went walleye fishing on Oneida. I managed two small walleyes.
    The girls caught nothing , but are learning how to fish with stick baits.

    I also entered a gun raffle for a Remington 700 in 6.5 Creedmoor.
    If I win do I need to paint my nails and dye my hair pink?😁😁
    Yes, and a few hormones ("her"mones?) and you can grow your own boobies! 😳!
    No more asking permission, sneaking feels or slapped hands/cheeks! 😃

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  • Danbo
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    This morning I went out on a friend's bass boat. It was a tough bite , we quit about 10 am.

    Shot my bow a few times.

    Went Apple picking with the family and then after dinner we went walleye fishing on Oneida. I managed two small walleyes.
    The girls caught nothing , but are learning how to fish with stick baits.

    I also entered a gun raffle for a Remington 700 in 6.5 Creedmoor.
    If I win do I need to paint my nails and dye my hair pink?😁😁
    Last edited by Danbo; 09-26-2021, 02:10 AM.

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  • Danbo
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    Originally posted by Solitario Lupo View Post
    I gotta bunch of fish pics but I don’t really post to much here since I don’t get to many comments on them maybe a couple. I guess if I’d share politics pics would be better. But that’s not for me.

    Those big lake run trout are starting stacking up. Seems like the musky are starting to hit. Will be making some good fishing trips coming up here. Finally got cooler in temps so the water should be changing. Fish are starting to swim around.
    Share the pics and stories.

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  • jhjimbo
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    I think a lot of animals carry something pathogenic for humans. This go around Tigers in SF has ad covid and Apes in Atlanta ?, have the votus.

    I only hunted Gray's and my Mother would dress them and make some excellent stew. I had a spot I could get my limit in about an hour. Before I went overseas I put about 100 in the freezer for Her.

    BTW, the biggest control of squirrel population are automobiles and other traffic.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

    I cut my teeth squirrel hunting with my grandpa.
    My grandma must have cooked a hunnerd gallons of squirrel and dumplings and several bushels of fried squirrel.
    I can't imagine killing them and not dressing them out to eat! 🙂
    I haven't killed and eaten any squirrels in over 10 years.
    They ARE rodents. They DO carry diseases. Squirrels carry the fleas that transmit "bubonic plague".
    The last outbreak in the US, I think, was in New Mexico and was traced back to a flea infested squirrel of some sort.
    Traced back to a rat or mouse, I can't remember.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by PigHunter

    What do my motivations matter? Have you ever asked that of someone shooting prairie dogs?

    1) Shooting squirrels is fun
    2) Getting squirrels out of a deer hunting area means more acorns for the deer
    3) Removing squirrels means less nuisance noise while hunting deer.
    4) I don't want to go to the trouble of cleaning and cooking them
    5) PigHuntress would probably not eat any but more importantly she would probably not cook them for me
    6) Leaving the little squirrel bodies in the woods provides food for other wildlife
    7) Shooting squirrels is fun
    I cut my teeth squirrel hunting with my grandpa.
    My grandma must have cooked a hunnerd gallons of squirrel and dumplings and several bushels of fried squirrel.
    I can't imagine killing them and not dressing them out to eat! 🙂
    I haven't killed and eaten any squirrels in over 10 years.
    They ARE rodents. They DO carry diseases. Squirrels carry the fleas that transmit "bubonic plague".
    The last outbreak in the US, I think, was in New Mexico and was traced back to a flea infested squirrel of some sort.

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  • jhjimbo
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    PH, have you got a 30-06 ? Watch this one at 1.7 miles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viUkA1FyjGM

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by PigHunter

    I don't eat them.
    Then why shoot them ?

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  • Solitario Lupo
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    I gotta bunch of fish pics but I don’t really post to much here since I don’t get to many comments on them maybe a couple. I guess if I’d share politics pics would be better. But that’s not for me.

    Those big lake run trout are starting stacking up. Seems like the musky are starting to hit. Will be making some good fishing trips coming up here. Finally got cooler in temps so the water should be changing. Fish are starting to swim around.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
    Did a couple hours at the WMA nearby, had just two flushes. The first was 20’ up a tree we walked under so the dog never had a chance to point it. The second came up out of 4’ tall golden rod, the beeper collar crapped out and we couldn’t see the dog so no idea if she was on it or not. My daughter did get to pull the trigger but I think she was way behind. Watched the bird fly about 75 yards and come down in some thick brush on the other side of the trail. We worked our way over and had a reflush but no shot opportunity.


    Dog was soaked and tired out from the heavy vegetation, as was the girl. Dad too, lol. There’s another area nearby but my daughter was good for the day. Based on last year that spot is probably grown over her head in most places, the golden rod there was ridiculous last year and it’s been even wetter this summer.


    Having some lunch then sighting in a couple rifles and hanging another stand or two this afternoon.

    Pic my daughter took.

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    Great photo!

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  • fitch270
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    Did a couple hours at the WMA nearby, had just two flushes. The first was 20’ up a tree we walked under so the dog never had a chance to point it. The second came up out of 4’ tall golden rod, the beeper collar crapped out and we couldn’t see the dog so no idea if she was on it or not. My daughter did get to pull the trigger but I think she was way behind. Watched the bird fly about 75 yards and come down in some thick brush on the other side of the trail. We worked our way over and had a reflush but no shot opportunity.


    Dog was soaked and tired out from the heavy vegetation, as was the girl. Dad too, lol. There’s another area nearby but my daughter was good for the day. Based on last year that spot is probably grown over her head in most places, the golden rod there was ridiculous last year and it’s been even wetter this summer.


    Having some lunch then sighting in a couple rifles and hanging another stand or two this afternoon.

    Pic my daughter took.

    Click image for larger version

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Views:	62
Size:	5.87 MB
ID:	781393

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