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  1. Awesome haul, Jerkin'm! Was out a week ago and found about 150 lobsters, kept 103. Very few, VERY dry chants. Recent rains may turn the tide...I hope.
  2. Viking's Free Agency, 2017

    And just like that Heinicke had his worst day as a pro yesterday and looked completely lost, apparently. Wonderful...
  3. Viking's Free Agency, 2017

    While I agree we need to take more swings at QB, we do have a developmental QB on the roster in Taylor Heinicke, and by all accounts he's looked really good so far this summer. Had he not kicked through a pane of glass last year about this time we'd have seen more progression, but he's said to be quite a bit better than Keenum (which, granted, isn't saying much). Bradford has been great in camp, and I think he played outstanding last year considering how HORRIBLE our OL was. 20TDs to just 5 picks with no run game. Consider for a moment that Trent Dilfer won a SB with the Ravens while throwing 12 TDs to 11 picks in 11 games played... That's what a dominant defense can do, and we have one of those... We also have a QB that protects the ball and I think a great find in Cook at RB, and that is enough to make a run. The bottom line is if ANY starting QB goes down, that team is likely pooched that year in terms of their offense. Everything hinges on health in the NFL.
  4. Jackrabbit Mystery

    That could certainly be a part of it, but jack pines, cedar swamps, and spruce swamps are the main haunts I frequent, and they don't change too much over time. That said, there is probably some link to food, etc., that has changed, or predation was too great for a time, etc. I'm sure you're on to something there... I've heard big swings can be the mark of lynx migration and owl migration, both of which do occur in this part of the state, sometimes prolifically (especially owls).
  5. Jackrabbit Mystery

    They do fluctuate greatly, or so we are told, but it seems they haven't had an upswing in my neck of the woods going on 20 years now... I used to be an avid Snowshoe Hunter. Would be nothing at all to see 20-25 per trip with minimal effort in 3-4 hours. Now the same amount of time, and relentless brush pounding might result in seeing 4-5 hares at best. I hear of 7 year cycles, 10 year cycles, etc., but I see no evidence of that where I live and hunt.
  6. Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    I will miss Rubio's defense, no doubt about that, and for a team struggling to find their defensive prowess, I hope this loss is mitigated by a good defender in Butler, and defenses needing to respect Teague's shooting enough to open up more scoring changes for KAT and crew. We will need to get better on the defensive side of the ball, but I think our offense is primed to really take off. I am liking this off-season, too!
  7. Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    And that's the key...it takes a guy or two to step back from the max deal and take a pay cut to keep this type of talent together. In the NFL, the Patriots are a dynasty because Tom Brady is smart enough to take far less than he'd command on the open mark to stay put with a great coach and build weapons around him...he values rings (aka, his legacy) more than a few more dollars. If GS can do that, they will be relevant for a very long time.
  8. Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    It's amazing to see a thoroughly talented team like Cleveland just get dissected like a back alley pick up team. I agree--GS will be THE team to beat for several more years if they keep their nucleus. I think we can make them sweat a little bit now, though, so that's pretty exciting for a change!
  9. Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    Unfortunately, we just don't know when that will be (injury, free agency, etc.), and by the time they wind down someone else will have already taken their place. More to the point, we need to get to the dance a few times before we will be a threat to the likes of GS, or anyone else for that matter. Get these young guys some playoff experience, continue to build, and add pieces wherever and whenever we can. Keep moving ahead, that's all we can do. It's a cliche, but we can't control what other teams do...only what we do, and I think we are making good decisions with players and personnel lately.
  10. Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    Well, that was interesting! The same trade that would have been good last year is seemingly brilliant this year. Butler immediately shores up our defense and creates additional scoring for this young, suddenly legitimate team. Great move to start the new year, and a good draft prospect at #16 to boot. While I do like Lavine, we seemed to do a bit better with him sidelined which is not an indictment on his talent, but rather proof that he didn't quite fit our scheme. All in all, this was about as lopsided a trade as I can think of and we should be pretty darn happy with the return we got!
  11. Target Field...Best Way to Get There?

    Thanks, Bobby. I just called Metro Transit and they informed me the Northstar Line is running per usual. I'll keep your info in mind for a Plan B in any event.
  12. Target Field...Best Way to Get There?

    Hoping someone smarter than me can offer some help... Coming from up north to see the Twins on Thursday. Would normally drive to Elk River then take the Light Rail to Target Field, but starting Thursday the Light Rail goes down for 11 days, or so I just read. So... What's the best way to get there now? Drive to the stadium and park where? We're on the 3rd base side if parking lot / entrance makes a difference. Normally I'd just hoof it from wherever, but I am bringing my old man and walking a mile is not ideal. Thoughts?
  13. Transporting fish

    http://kapitifishing.co.nz/bleed-fish-circulatory-system/
  14. Pimento wood smoking chips?

    This site has it, but it's spendy... And this isn't quite what you were asking for, but maybe something to look at... My two cents, get a marinade that replicates the jerk flavor, then smoke with your favorite (cheap, American) wood.
  15. Viking's Free Agency, 2017

    I think we did enough in FA and the draft to improve on O. Will we be a top ten O? No, nothing so drastic, but I think we move from near the bottom to closer to the middle, continue to get better on D, and that makes us a playoff threat. All of this, as always, hinges upon health, health, health, but I like our moves and the way we are fielding this team: Develop through the draft and use FA only as a way to find role players, not superstars. Sounds like Cook is everything we hoped for upon first inspection. Obviously he needs to do it with pads on, but I think he was a great value in Rnd 2.