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    Bio Spot vs. Front Line

    I've never heard of (or used) biospot, but I've had good luck using frontline for the past 3-4 years. The ticks are THICK in the area I frequent North of Grand Rapids and when I apply frontline to my lab it keeps the ticks to a minimum on her and the ones that re on her usually don't get very deep at all. I've purchased Frontline from Sams Club in the past for much less that what the vets charge for it. Good luck ! Twitter
  2. I breast them out and filet the meat off leaving 2 "nuggets" of meat from each breast. Wrap each nugget with bacon and skewer like Kabobs and grill them. Once the bacon is nice and crisp, take them off the grill and serve over a bed of rice pilaf. Good eats!
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    Vexilar transducer ???

    I had the same question and sent an email to Vexilar this morning. Here's the note and their response. My Message: I have a question reagarding the cord on my transducer for my FL-18. I noticed the cord is damaged. The insulation and outer braid is cut and exposed. The inner wire is not yet cut (I don't think). Can the cable be spliced together without affecting the perormance of the transducer ? The transducer seems to be working fine, but I don't want to get on the lake the next time and have the puck fall down the hole or have the unit stop working. I can't fish without my vex anymore ! Vexilar's response : If the transducer is working, the inside or outside wires have not be cut completely. The best patch would be to apply some clear silicone to the damaged area. Use just a small amount and let it dry completely before use. Let me know if you have further questions. Thanks, Mitchell Bennis Vexilar, Inc. I had an email response in 30 minutes. You gotta love their customer service !
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    beef tongue

    Spud bar, Ma always used to boil it I believe and than peel the skin off. Than after cooling, you've got a nice tongue that you can slice thin for sandwiches or whatever. Most people are grossed out over it, but I bet if you made them a sandwich they'd be hard pressed to tell the difference from roast beef. I like mine with horse radish mmmmmmm... Twitter
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    Who has the best signature on FM?

    Tis the season.........
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    Who has the best signature on FM?

    I'm not sure who's signature it is but I like "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel" It paints a nice picture
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    New ice auger

    Here we go again......Eskimo Shark......and I drive a Ford too I've had mine for 3 years now and it's BY FAR the best auger I've ever owned for these reasons: ESKIMO SHARK. Everyone has their favorite, here's my opinion posted in a previous thread: A couple more points supporting my endorsement of the Eskimo Shark: - The only auger that DOES NOT use a tecumseh motor. The eskimo shark has a chain saw type motor that runs at almost twice the RPM's of any strikemaster or Jiffy. (how often do chainsaw motors wear out ??) -It has a priming bulb on the carb, so no matter how cold it is outside you give the bulb a couple little pumps and it starts on the first or second pull EVERY TIME -You can set it down immediately after starting and IT WILL IDLE and continue to run until its' out of gas. -You can set it down on any of its 4 sides and it will stand up and not fall over or leak gas, and the handles are all metal, not plastic. -Did I mention that the gas tank has a gas cap that breathes and DOES NOT LEAK. -Ardisan, the manufacturer in Wisconsin stands behind everything they sell and will take care of their customers even after the sale. I had a great experience with them providing a new canvas cover at no cost for my eskimo portable. -It pulls itself through 48" of ice so fast, you better pull it up and clear the bit a couple times before you go through -Weighs about the same as my old strikemaster 2hp. Just my $.02" Twitter
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    How to Find the Value of a Rifle

    Rich4walleyes, Shoot me an email, I may be interested in your .270 for my son. christopher dot ehritt at getronics dot com
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    I need some insight on ice augers please.

    I dug this up from a previous thread where I'd posted my recomendation of the Eskimo Shark...... I've had mine for 3 years now and it's BY FAR the best auger I've ever owned for these reasons: "Here we go again...... ESKIMO SHARK. Everyone has their favorite, here's my opinion posted in a previous thread: A couple more points supporting my endorsement of the Eskimo Shark: - The only auger that DOES NOT use a tecumseh motor. The eskimo shark has a chain saw type motor that runs at almost twice the RPM's of any strikemaster or Jiffy. (how often do chainsaw motors wear out ??) -It has a priming bulb on the carb, so no matter how cold it is outside you give the bulb a couple little pumps and it starts on the first or second pull EVERY TIME -You can set it down immediately after starting and IT WILL IDLE and continue to run until its' out of gas. -You can set it down on any of its 4 sides and it will stand up and not fall over or leak gas, and the handles are all metal, not plastic. -Did I mention that the gas tank has a gas cap that breathes and DOES NOT LEAK. -Ardisan, the manufacturer in Wisconsin stands behind everything they sell and will take care of their customers even after the sale. I had a great experience with them providing a new canvas cover at no cost for my eskimo portable. -It pulls itself through 48" of ice so fast, you better pull it up and clear the bit a couple times before you go through -Weighs about the same as my old strikemaster 2hp. Just my $.02" Twitter
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    Shrimp

    Byerlys
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    Ice Auger tune up

    I'd recommend D-Rock for any auger repairs or tune ups. Great service, fast, reliable, and reasonably priced !! I'd trust them with mine........but, since it's an Eskimo......I haven't needed service.
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    female name?

    My yellow lab is named Molly.....she looked like a Molly when we picked her up. I've also got a sweetheart of an 11y/o golden retriever named Chia ......the kids named her when she was a liitle ball of fur and they thought she looked like a Chia pet, the little clay figures that are covered with green plants.....now she's about 50 lbs overwieght and looks like a BIG Chia pet My personal favorite, that I'll use again some day for another dog (after I stop missing her so much) was a Brittany I had a few years back that I had to put down because she had bitten too many people (one of the hardest things I've ever done!) and was a one man dog that was VERY protective of my wife and kids, when she bit a neighbor kid that startled her when she was sleeping on the front step, I had no choice, anyways, her name was Wingo....I called her Wingnut. I've always thaought that was a great name for a bird dog. Good luck finding a name. Twitter
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    Braggin' Rights

    Ken, Thanks for the advice ! I'll get a couple pigeons from the neighbor ASAP and start working her with them exclusively. Only about 10-12 more weeks and we'll be able to discuss the results over a beverage at WW. Take care, and thanks again ! Chris
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    Braggin' Rights

    Labs, I have a question for you. My 3 y/o lab loves to retrieve and always has with a bumper. At less than a year old she retrieved the first two grouse I shot over her and I was the proudest bird hunter in the county that weekend. She is very attentive and has a great nose and works very hard to flush birds when they're around, BUT, she no longer has any interest in retrieving them for me. I can get her to pick up almost anything around the haouse and yard on command, but not a grouse any more. I know it's my fault for never working her with birds and only a bumper....so my question is this....I only grouse hunt with her and may pheasant hunt a couple times a year also (no ducks). I have a nieghbor who trains labs professionally and has offered me pigeons many times for training purposes and am wondering if a frozen pigeon will help at all or if I should freeze the next grouse I shoot for training purposes and keep it in the freezer.....and not use a bumper for the rest of the season, only the frozen bird to get her to retrieve. I work her with a bumper twice a day, every day, and have since she was 10 weeks old, so she associates the bumper (and probably the retrieve itself) to play time and her daily work outs. What do you suggest ?? Thanks for any advice....I guess I need to read a book to learn more......it's a shame that the smartest dog I've ever owned with the most potential, won't complete the retrieve for me. She listens EXTREMELY well and will work any cover anytime on command without getting too far away, and if she does start to get too far, a soft whistle or just snapping my fingers will stop her in her tracks and she'll come back to see what I want. Twitter