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    • On ‎10‎/‎24‎/‎2016 at 7:02 PM, Big Dave2 said:


      Grasping at Straws.jpg


      More like GROPING AT STRAWS........amirite?





    • just got back home late yesterday after 4 days in a row of hunting. Huron area was really slow. I got 2 birds a day, with at least a chance to shoot my 3 each day but birds were very hard to come by. Still lots of corn in so hopefully that will yield better results late season.


      One thing that struck me as odd is that I literally didn't see any hunters out ANYWHERE. I hunted in different areas on Saturday and Sunday and I never ran into another hunter or party on public land. That is unheard of in my past experiences hunting public land around Huron in the last 10+ years or so. Even the hotels, restaurants etc are usually loaded with license plates from all over. I hardly saw any at all. I dont know if bird counts turned people away or if there was just a gap from people coming out opening week of the season and hunted 5 days and left. Just struck me as really odd.


      Monday I headed West and hunted the National Grasslands  near Pierre in search of some sharptail grouse and prairie chickens. Was super windy and birds were spooky and we just couldn't find them or get them in gun range. Shot a few pheasants though and ended the day with a porcupine encounter with one of the dogs. I was dreading pulling the quills out but wasnt too bad and thankfully he didnt get very many on his face. Good times I love this area. Saw lots of deer, antelope and priarie dogs and lots and lots of walking.



      Tuesday started chasing grouse at sun up and had many more bird encounters with grouse but again windy conditions make it difficult. Radar showed rain coming afternoon got rained out and we just head east back home and hunted pheasants along the way. Still lots of crops in which didnt yield many results walking WIA's. Did manage to shoot 2 coyotes though. 


      Sundown golden hour was just awesome lots of shooting and did a little road hunting on the way home. I am exhuasted, put on a lot of miles walking last 4 days. Dogs are tore up and wore out also. Probably take a week or so off and let them heal up. Hopefully some more crops come out and the hunting will get better. 






    • Very impressive and best overall game they have played in a couple years IMO...hopefully Dubs can stay on his game and stay healthy cuz it does not seem like they are really hitting on all cylinders yet...still early so it could go either way.....but a good start under BB so far.

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    • On 10/24/2016 at 3:35 PM, Cheetah said:

      Federal #4 steel, but I shoot very few birds and don't get out much.  I am surprised to see so many replying with #2 or BB.  

      The #2 pattern very well in my gun. And over the years I have realized if I shoot a pump or auto I dont get patient enough and just keep firing. I now shoot an O/U most days and it has made me a much better shot as I tend to take more time to aim knowing I only have 2 shots. Thus leading to the bird to being out a ways before I fire. At times when I have made a close shot I havent had any issue making pheasant hamburger. And #2 steel works great on late season birds with some thick skin.


      I am sure results may very. If your confident with what your firing thats all that matters.

    • 12 hours ago, bobbymalone said:

      Has D2E claimed the forum is rigged yet?  I haven't been paying close attention.



      Not publicly but he has been forging a plan to nip this club in the bud.


      Just awaiting a reply.



    • 56 minutes ago, delcecchi said:


      I have to agree with Trump.   There are people who need healthcare and don't have the money to pay for it and never will have enough money to pay for it.  


      I will venture to say that a majority, maybe even a big majority of the people/voters would agree that some provision has to be made for folks in that situation.   So far, most of the provision is medicaid, or MinnesotaCare.  


      Charity clinics aren't going to do it. 


      Trump isn't going to pay for it either.  Because it's just smart business.


      So that means ordinary wage earners are going to pay for it.  Since they have no way of escaping the tax.


      So with this in mind, do you think a "big majority" of ordinary workers are in favor of paying for someone else's healthcare, in addition to their own?

      Edited by swamptiger
    • 11 hours ago, delcecchi said:


      Nah, you posted a one work reply.  And folks were reefing on d2e over it.  Just noting it was PB that made the original mistake.  

      It's WORD. :grin:

    • 10 hours ago, pushbutton said:

      He will probably sue most of us as well........

      It's Sioux.;)

    • from past experiences i wouldnt use kent or estate if they where given to me!!!!!!!!!

    • Solid game last night. By far the best overall game this year. This team in the past maybe wouldn't take advantage of a bad situation with the other team (Bruins down their top 2 goalies), but last night they did it and Dubs was strong too when called upon.

      I really like how we are getting production from all over the lineup. What is it now, goals by 17 different guys? I will take it!

      Erickson-Ek is a bright spot too. He plays a steady game and will certainly make the decision to keep him with the big squad a tough one. Normally I don't like burning the first year right away on their ELC, but I think we should with him. He is getting enough playing time now where he is making a difference. Some guys who were in a similar spot like Dumba needed the extra ice time and games to develop more.

      On Dumba, I have had a love hate relationship with his game since the very beginning. What I have noticed though is I think Stevens has certainly had a big influence on his even in this young season. He has been very physical at times which is something this team needs. Good to see. Now he needs to shore up the mental lapses a bit and he could be a real stud.

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