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  • #76
    Originally posted by PigHunter View Post

    We've got all fields planted and will be filling the feeders on Saturday. Our archery season opened on Oct. 15 and gun season will open on Nov. 19 with a 5 day primitive weapons just before.

    One of the two brothers who run the club got pissed when I questioned keeping 40 feeders going and the club opted for half that. We share stands a member puts up so in retaliation he pulled all of his pop-ups and ladders. What a 69 year old baby and old fool. Oh well, his loss.

    I didn't hunt this weekend but went into the public land swamp last Sunday afternoon. It's almost a two hour drive, then 30 minutes of paddling. I wanted to hunt at a slightly submerged beaver dam pigs use to cross between two fingers of land. Well, getting out of the canoe I slipped and went into the water, swamping the boat in the process. That's the first time it's happened and I'd gotten complacent, not bringing a change of clothes.

    So, I pulled everything onto land and used the bow rope to run a clothes line, using clip-on reflectors for clothespins. Fortunately my head hadn't gone underwater and my hat was still dry, and I had a pair of boots in the dry bag. I stripped and hung the clothes to dry in the sun and breeze, just in hat and boots with no socks. The temp was in the mid 60's so there was no danger of cold but there were mosquitos and I'd forgotten repellant.

    The pop-up blind needed to dry so I set it up and and climbed inside with my crossbow, and sat on a small cooler, boys dangling off the edge. Fortunately, the dry case had kept my wallet and cell phone protected. The blind warmed in the sun and being inside kept most of the mosquitos away. For a couple of hours I read a book on the cell and watched out for pigs while my clothes dried.

    Once I got dressed, everything was packed back into the canoe and I decided to stalk hunt an overgrown logging road along that finger. The pig sign was scarce but I did get within bow range of a very small deer, probably a yearling buck. I let it walk - and the mosquitos were getting very bad as the temp rose. Lots of spider webs too. It was time to paddle to the landing and go home. Good times, good times...

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    More adventure than we needed to know, lol!

    Definitely one to remember, our sits have been quiet since the youth weekend. Typical October lull stuff. Last night the Kid did have a couple small bucks sparring under him, the first time he’s experienced that. I was farther up in the woods this time so we had it worked out that I’d text before coming out. I ended up walking down to him easy through the meadow, the bucks would stop to check me out then get back to it. It was dark enough I had to watch them through the binos. I don’t think they knew exactly what I was, they never bolted, just worked their way into the woods where they were joined by a third deer. They ended up heading down hill so the Kid could get down without giving up the stand.

    Things should start picking up this week, temps are cooling off as well.

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    • #77
      "Sara" by Fleetwood Mac

      Wait a minute baby
      Stay with me a while
      Said you'd give me light
      But you never told me about the fire

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      • #78
        "Campfire in the Dark" by The Fureys

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        • #79
          "The Frying Pan Song" by The Fureys

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          • #80
            This Wheels On Fire – The Byrds

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            • #81
              Ok, I’ll admit I actually like this one.

              Adele

              ”Set Fire to the Rain”

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              • #82
                Elvis

                I don’t need to tell you what’s coming.

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                • #83
                  REO Speedwagon

                  Keep the fire burning

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
                    "The Frying Pan Song" by The Fureys

                    Suddenly I’d like a shot, lol!

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                    • #85
                      Remember arena concerts in the 80’s and you’d see this

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                      Man I miss that.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by fitch270 View Post

                          Pulled up both songs Matt.

                          Sounds an awful lot like Ronnie James Dio
                          They do, don't they? Somewhat easier on the eyes, though.

                          Edit: Checked YouTube again and they do have a Dio cover or two.
                          Last edited by MattM37; 10-25-2021, 08:31 PM.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by PigHunter View Post

                            We've got all fields planted and will be filling the feeders on Saturday. Our archery season opened on Oct. 15 and gun season will open on Nov. 19 with a 5 day primitive weapons just before.

                            One of the two brothers who run the club got pissed when I questioned keeping 40 feeders going and the club opted for half that. We share stands a member puts up so in retaliation he pulled all of his pop-ups and ladders. What a 69 year old baby and old fool. Oh well, his loss.

                            I didn't hunt this weekend but went into the public land swamp last Sunday afternoon. It's almost a two hour drive, then 30 minutes of paddling. I wanted to hunt at a slightly submerged beaver dam pigs use to cross between two fingers of land. Well, getting out of the canoe I slipped and went into the water, swamping the boat in the process. That's the first time it's happened and I'd gotten complacent, not bringing a change of clothes.

                            So, I pulled everything onto land and used the bow rope to run a clothes line, using clip-on reflectors for clothespins. Fortunately my head hadn't gone underwater and my hat was still dry, and I had a pair of boots in the dry bag. I stripped and hung the clothes to dry in the sun and breeze, just in hat and boots with no socks. The temp was in the mid 60's so there was no danger of cold but there were mosquitos and I'd forgotten repellant.

                            The pop-up blind needed to dry so I set it up and and climbed inside with my crossbow, and sat on a small cooler, boys dangling off the edge. Fortunately, the dry case had kept my wallet and cell phone protected. The blind warmed in the sun and being inside kept most of the mosquitos away. For a couple of hours I read a book on the cell and watched out for pigs while my clothes dried.

                            Once I got dressed, everything was packed back into the canoe and I decided to stalk hunt an overgrown logging road along that finger. The pig sign was scarce but I did get within bow range of a very small deer, probably a yearling buck. I let it walk - and the mosquitos were getting very bad as the temp rose. Lots of spider webs too. It was time to paddle to the landing and go home. Good times, good times...

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                            Too bad there's not a printed FS anymore. The clothes-line photo might have made that "First Shot" readers' photo page they always had at the beginning. Not sure if they have still have it on their website.



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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by MattM37 View Post

                              Too bad there's not a printed FS anymore. The clothes-line photo might have made that "First Shot" readers' photo page they always had at the beginning. Not sure if they have still have it on their website.
                              Thanks! Definitely not staged

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by firstbubba View Post
                                why not!?

                                Jerry clower - "the burning building"

                                https://youtu.be/g9vlykpwxsu
                                toooo funny!

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