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Crow Hunter

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About Crow Hunter

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  • Birthday 12/05/1954

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  • Name:
    Brad
  • Location:
    inver grove hts, mn, usa
  • Interests:
    hunting, fishing, playing guitar
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  1. I have a 75 horse mariner with the same issue. Are you saying the diaphragm is not internal to the carbs, but outside the carbs?
  2. You will get plenty of opinions, and there is a lot of good info on this site for pulled pork. I shoot for 195-200 degrees internal before taking it off the smoker in order to pull it.
  3. Wonderful! Way to go Dad!
  4. I have a 2001 Polaris Xplorer 400 4x4 and I want to replace the fuel filter when I get up to where it is this spring- will any off the rack filter work or is there a specific Polaris part I need to pick up? Thanks for any help.
  5. Well... I got a Truglo gobble-dot fiber optic sight set and it won't work for me, I can't get enough elevation to look straight down the sights. So, I am going to take the sight set back, put my B-square mount back on, and get a red-dot sight. I did fine with this gun when I had it scoped for deer, so I assume this setup will also work. Anybody use a red dot sight for turkeys that they recommend? I would think my budget would be 125 bucks or less. Thanks for any help.
  6. You are right... I think I will plan to plant the first week of June when I get back up there. I will have the plants growing in containers, and transplant them.
  7. I planned on getting seeds and starting them at home, I won't be up there until late April. I have planted squash up there and they did not grow, I will look at blue hubbard, I have not had/grown them before, they sound interesting.
  8. I would like to grow some pumpkins this year in the field on my hunting land in Wadena county. The ground is mostly sand. Can I dig a few holes, fill them with black dirt/compost and plant the plants in these, will they grow ok? Any advice will be appreciated.
  9. I did the same thing, only I used retaining wall blocks to build the wall. My bed is oval, about 25 feet long, the dirt area is about 4 feet wide, so we can reach anything without having to climb over the fence, we fenced the edge to keep the rabbits out. The dirt in mine is only about nine inches deep, so your 2x12 idea I think would be fine. I personally would not use treated lumber for fear of chemicals leaching into the soil. Since I was building this on a lawn area, after I built the wall I laid a fairly thick layer of newspaper inside it over the grass, then filled it with black dirt and compost. The newspaper will kill the grass, then decompose. Every spring I take a shovel and turn the top layer of dirt and fill it to the top with compost. We grow tomatos, peppers, green beans, beets, lettuce, spinach, radishes, squash (we train the runners to lay on the wall blocks, so they are outside the fence), oregano which I have to cut back every spring, it is a perennial and will take over the garden if you let it spread. We have tried to grow carrots but they did not do well most years, so we grow beets instead. I have been very happy with the produce we get every year. Good luck.
  10. I taped a 1/2" dowel to the top of the rib, it appears that when I bring the gun up now that I am looking right down the dowel. So I will get a sight and see how it goes.
  11. OK, I appears I am going to need some more advice... When I used my 870 express as a slug gun, I had a B-square mount with a scope on it. Now, with that off and the turkey barrel on the gun, the drop at heel does not fit me, when I bring the gun up I can see the whole rib. I bought a Sims airtech slip-on recoil pad, and am going to make a spacer for the butt end of the stock to increase the length of pull to 15", as I am 6'5" with 36 inch sleeves. If I get a TRUGLO® Pro Series Magnum Gobble-Dot sight, can I adjust the sight enough since it will obviously shoot high the way it fits me now? Is there a way to shim the stock to increase drop at heel? Should I consider putting the B-square mount back on and getting a red-dot sight for it? If you look at the picture, the stock actually rises as you go back toward the butt so increasing the LOP may actually make it worse. Do I dare shave the top of the stock down where it meets my face? I am not concerned about resale value or anything like that. I will appreciate any of your thoughts, thanks a lot.
  12. Thanks for your thoughts, everybody. I believe I will try the truglo gobble dot set. I am also going to get a Sims Limbsaver slip-over recoil pad, which will increase the length of pull by an inch. I am 6'5" with long arms and need a pretty long LOP. Plus the factory butt pad on this gun is pretty hard. Really getting excited for turkey season...
  13. I finally ordered the Remington turkey barrel for my 870. It is a 21" vent rib barrel with a turkey extra full choke. Donbo suggested adding fiber optic sights (read above), can you recommend one that would fit this barrel? I see there are magnetic ones available that clip onto the vent rib, do they stay in place with the recoil from a 3" turkey load?? Do I want a front sight only? Any help would be appreciated.
  14. Can having a jake decoy out cause a real jake to shy away from coming into your setup? I am pretty early in my turkey hunting career and any legal turkey is fine with me at this point.
  15. Oh, yeah. We roast a couple of heads of garlic all the time before football games, smear a clove on a cracker, add a bit of brie cheese, and wash it down with a cold beer... Fabulous. Roasting the garlic makes it less pungent. I could eat 40 cloves by myself.