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  2. Vacuum Seal Bags

    Yup.....those are the ones I use also. Work just fine. 1 con.....the rolls are 50 ft. long and don't fit into a machine with bag storage, so you have to cut them by hand. But the price is excellent.
  3. Today
  4. Time for a smoke

    Great Saturday to build some pork loin jerky. Got round 1 in the smoker round 2 still in the bucket.
  5. Vacuum Seal Bags

    Thank you!
  6. Hawk hunting pidgeons

    At the KMart at Nicollet and Lake in Minneapolis, there is a flock of pigeons that numbers several hundreds. Last Thursday going home from the Super Market I saw a large hawk make a strike at one, but missed. This was a pretty dark bird overall and much bigger than a Coopers or a Sharpshin and heavy bodied not at all slender. The attack was a straight line shot from a street light roost on a bird sitting on the shorter parking lot light post. It seems to me that the attack was launched from a perch about a block away. The target flew off and there was no chase, the attacker just returned to its previous roost. I could not get over into the turn lane and go into the parking lot to get a closer look. The main flock of pigeons didn't actually seem to notice, and there were even some stragglers. Is it possible that goshawks are starting to come into the city in the winter? From a goshawk I would have expected a chase. There are certainly plenty of pigeons, and the local falcons have gone south... I know they are supposed to avoid human concentrations, but then so are loons and they are now common city residents and rest here when passing through in the spring. We are getting all kinds of wild life in the Cities these days and not all of it goes around just on two legs.
  7. Looking for a 10in Mora blade cover

    Awesome
  8. Vikings vs eagles

    I'm soon to be 40, still have never had a REAL super bowl party! I will sit and hope. Besides, at 7:11 last Sunday I pulled something in my neck/shoulder. Might be a hole in my sister and brother in laws garage ceiling.
  9. Vikings vs eagles

    Lol. Dad and I were talking about this after the game last weekend after I had to tell him over and over that I have not been alive when the vikes have ever played a Super Bowl. You old timers can believe in what you want, but us Gen-X kids are saying SKOL!
  10. Quick ice locator holder.

    I'm sure if I had the time I could have spent 10 more minutes and made a nice one out of Oak or Cherry wood! Or found a blue Genz box on C/list and been done with it!
  11. Quick ice locator holder.

    You didn't try to call me, I would have given you some old oak boards I have laying around and let you use a few of my basic woodworking tools like a jig saw, an oscillating drum sander and a router with a round over bit. I always tell my son, if something is worth doing, it's worth doing right.
  12. Alumalite or Ice Trek skid house

    Ooof, that sucks. Been there, done that. Somebody’s still being affected by our day in the soup at temps like that. Woulda given the world for a few studs in the snowmobile track!
  13. Looking for a 10in Mora blade cover

    Got a set of old new stock mora 10in blades to put it on, and drilled 5 holes in 18-20in of ice no problem with the Milwaukee 1200in/lb-clam plate-mora 10in. Didn't skip or jump. This is gonna be nice for the wheel house. When I had the HT Polar Fire shaver/chipper blades the drill would cut out because they were to agressive. So so if anyone comes across some mora 10in shaver blades or 10in shaver blades in general let me know.
  14. Sorry to be the guy that quotes himself but more info is needed. Otherwise, yeah, might as well apply for A season if it’s just a general hunt. And hope the weather cooperates.
  15. Alumalite or Ice Trek skid house

    It was 31 below zero when i found this slush .This is only time I got stuck it was about 2 feet of slush . I had to jack it out of the water and let it sit for a day half. I had to hook 3 widetracks together to get it out.
  16. Just Food and Drink

    Spam is good fried on bread with Velveeta cheese!!
  17. Riding Out West

    Oh Shut Up Mike!!!!!!!!!! Looks like a great time. Thanks for the Hope there is still white on this planet!
  18. Riding Out West

    What the heck is everyone up to? I haven't checked in, in a while, figured I better throw leech a few pictures of some snowmobiling...... hasn't been much going on in our neck of the woods with the wind blowing everything into the grass or woods. Anyone else been out west yet? 7 of us shot out to Cooke City a week ago ( Jan 10 ) and rode the BearTooth Pass / Top of the World Wyoming on Thrus, then headed for Cooke City Montana to ride Friday and Saturday. Met up with 3 more and we had one of the best deep powder rides ever! Always a lot of work when you ride in the deep stuff but it's something you always wait for, got a good work out from getting stuck ALOT and helping out the others too. I believe the snotel site topped 102" of snow ( they actually topped 100" around new years too ) which is early for them to get that much snow but not all places out west are getting snow, our friend from Colorado said one of the ski resorts out there was only 25% open ...... good thing we didn't plan on going to Colorado riding this year! I didn't bring a camera with so I had to rely on my buddies to supply a few pictures. There were some meadows and bowls that were STUPID Deep with powder, dang near didn't make it out, had to be an easy 3 to 4 feet of powder back in them areas...... it was AWESOME!!!! When you see this much snow in town, it's going to be GREAT up top!
  19. Trail Cam Deer-Elk-Moose Pics or Video

    Some of my cam pics this year. Still showing bucks with antlers in the last week or so.
  20. Quick ice locator holder.

    Thanks for the offer but I'm not sure how much it will get used. If he shows and interest to get back out there then we'll look for a better solution. And it was just old scrap plywood from the garage! Geez you wood guys really get Grainy!
  21. Vikings vs eagles

    you would swear it was homecoming week in all of our local schools here in rural central mn! Most schools (businesses alike)here had Vikings day today. I like everyone older than 30 has dementia and everyone younger doesn't understand our (vikes)history! I will just sit and live on hope.
  22. Quick ice locator holder.

  23. A season has always been a slam dunk for me. Season B I am 2 for 3. Seasons c-the end I am 2 for 2, young birds however. Weather is variable throughout, but i have killed birds in a heavy snow storm, rain and wind throughout the years. Just scout and hunt, birds will tell you what to do if you listen. Sometimes they lie though! Pick the season that best allows you the time to be out the most. Time in the woods and fields will equal the most success, this year and years going forward.
  24. Quick ice locator holder.

    I would never subject my precious Cherry wood to that type of Carnage. But seriously- if you are going to use that thing I have a lowrance ice kit that I can send you if you want to cover s and h. And if you have the older connector( not blue) I have an ice ducer I'll throw in for free. Just please, for the live of God promise you will never do something like that to wood ever again.
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  26. We could be riding the nsst

    Good plan!!!
  27. We could be riding the nsst

    Ok, well without the casualties then!
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