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  • Birthday 03/25/1959

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    Cannon Falls, MN
  1. Update: About 48 people Rescued on Red Lake

    I understand being antsy to get out and enjoy your favorite pastime, but how dumb are we to risk life and limb, as well as those of potential rescuers, never mind the cost, just to be in a hurry to put some panfish on ice? I've never understood this. Like sitting in a tree stand without a safety harness, or many other things we do and choosing not to be safe about it. Think of your loved ones, maybe don't put them through this.
  2. Venison Shoulder

    I was going to say, there's more non-edible on that shoulder than edible. To clean one completely and get all the silver skin and tendons and dump removed so you only have pure meat is at least an hour for me. I know most guys don't go to that trouble, but that ends up in your sausage or burger. I have friends in high deer population areas that take the biggest chunk or two out then say screw it, I'll shoot another deer if I need more venison (rather than try to piece that out). So my question to you Leech is when you smoke it like you did, and you say you can pull the meat away, does it separate readily from all the other dump, can you visually see the good meat?
  3. Late season archery

    OTC, sometimes I like reading your stuff but ya gotta help me out and mix in a comma or period here and there. I'm outta breath by the time I'm done with your post
  4. Daughter hunting

    LL that's awesome, and nearly the same path my daughter and I took a few years ago. I had her shooting a bow and gun at an early age, I think 4 on the bow. But by the time she got to 6th grade she was more into girly stuff with mom, and then she became a bit of a sports star playing all seasons and summer ball. And then she became a bit of an animal lover, though she never had a problem with me and her brother hunting, just never gave a thought to doing it herself, though I offered many times to take her out without a weapon. Well out of the blue in early fall a few years ago when she was in college, she says "Dad, I want to go deer hunting with you". I about fell over. I didn't have time to get her a bow and help her become proficient with it that season, so I took her on our annual trip to Indiana and she would use a shotgun. She passed a couple decent bucks but and at the end of that trip she said I had a great time but this gun hunting is too easy, I want to bow hunt next year. So I got her a bow and she practiced all spring and summer, and when it came time to make our trip over Thanksgiving, her boss wouldn't ler her go, they were short staffed. So I took her hunting in the late season in Wisconsin, where she killed a doe with a perfect shot. She had a baby last fall and didn't hunt, but was just down last weekend for a couple days and got out a couple times, passing shots at a couple fawns. It is great to have a daughter as a hunting partner.
  5. Trailer tires

    What Del and Frank are pointing out is exactly why I'd like to move up to a D or E tire. If i recall I'm at about 3500 lbs with my rig, so borderline for the C's I've been using. I will check out the etrailer one Del. Frank, which 14" tires are you aware of that are D and E?
  6. Trailer tires

    Jeremy, I'd then have to cut off the fenders to fit a larger tire. Del, I have not contacted Ranger for awhile now, other than a couple years ago when they confirmed that single axle should be ok with theat rig and they're not sure why I'm having trouble with tires lasting.
  7. Generator sale

    Menards?
  8. Trailer tires

    My old ('95) single axle Ranger Trailer uses ST215/75R14 tires. The heaviest duty tire I can find is still only a C rated tire. I believe my load is borderline weight-wise for a single axle - I've seen other nearly identical rigs (690) in same or one year newer running double axle trailers. Bottom line i'd like to get D or E rated tires but nobody seems to offer them in this size. I've been running Tow Masters (previously Marathons, but same problem) and they just don't hold up more than 2 years it seems. We even quit towing the boat back and forth from home and left it with my son in Bemidji the last several years - doing 3-4 trips a year to LOTW and a few others to Leech, Miltona, etc from Bemidji, but certainly not a ton of miles. We made sure they were properly inflated all season, and stored inside in the winter, and even in a garage this last summer, and I still had both of them go this summer. Had the axle checked and they said it's good. New bearings every other year and repacked every year. Any suggestions? The only other options I've heard of is 1) some guys say go with a Kumho 857 - they say the 205R14LR D will fit my wheels and are a much tougher D rated tire. 2) I've also heard some guys suggest a light truck radial may be available in a heavier rated tire. Are there cons to using a LT tire on a boat trailer vs an ST? Any help would be appreciated.
  9. Crappie Rage... How was Kansas???

    Nothing that the rest of us couldn't have done had we had the vision, and the drive, etc. I unfortunately spent all my wasted youth hunting out west, fishing Canada, etc, back when a single guy renting cheaply with 3 other dudes could afford to do a few things. Then married with kids and all the expense that entails. Still did a lot of stuff with the kids. Now college educations are near paid for, I can maybe branch out again. But the muskie bug that bit me 10 years ago hasn't loosened its grasp yet so we still take 3 or 4 trips to LOTW each year, and that inhibits the hunting a little bit. Besides, I'm still waiting for my invite to Kansas CR. I'm a heckuva camp cook and bow tech should the need arise.
  10. Crappie Rage... How was Kansas???

    Congrats Brian. Hunting as it can be.
  11. Chain Saw Idle adj

    Thanks for your tips. I got curious last night and went out and took off the chain brake side of the housing and there is the clutch right there, and sure enough the spring is broken. Looks like I can get a new one on and under those "ears" without taking the drum off, which after doing a little reading it appears you would normally have to stop up the piston to pop that off, which doesn't look like too big a deal, but this looks pretty accessible. Thanks again
  12. ATA show in January are you going?

    Columbus (OH) this year, then Nashville next. After that it's back in Indy for awhile.
  13. Bubbles?

    I can see that working, but much more convenient, quiet, and easier to use is a handful of baby goose down feathers. They will carry for a long way as well until they get hung up (vs popping like a bubble would). I tape a small plastic bag full to my bow limb, cut a little slit in so I can draw one out at a time. Next best thing is the silky white "feathers" from a milkweed pod. Both beat a puff bottle any day.
  14. Minnetonka Buck

    I agree. Appears he will top out about 130.