Can any of you WI guys help out some MN fellas???
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The buck in the picture is from private land not far from Duluth. Not much ag land in the area. The propertyI'm hunting has a lot of apple trees and thats what he's after in this picture. Not a lot of oaks/acorns from what I can see, not sure what all the other properties have for food. This is my first year hunting this land so my scouting hasn't been super extensive yet.
It wll depend some on farmland buck or northwoods brush eating buck. 1.5 easy, 2.5 fairly easy, 3.5 and older a much tougher buck to age. Used to send our jaws to Madelia,MN for aging and or we were lucky at the old Gene's Standard gas station in New York Mills MN as in the 80's and early 90's there was a guy from the DNR there aging them for us, the drawback was if you wanted to headmount they seemed to cut up the cheek to check the teeth or tooth that like a ring on a tree told him the age. I'd guess 4.5 year old in the picture but does mild winters and genetics play a part, I'd think so.
12 minutes ago, jmd1 said:
Hi Del, she did so many PET, MRI, CAT and other tests. When they got in the surgeon said that the tumor was peanut shaped from lower thru the mid and starting to get into the upper lobe. At that point no other cancer was seen on tests. It was after the treatments that it had spread throughout and we figured that it was in her brain at the time she went to hospice house. It is a tough cancer and painful. Thanks for your thoughts. Jeff
I thought perhaps the scans might have revealed that the tumor was inoperable before the surgery. Apparently that was not the case.
It sure is a tough way to go. You have my sympathy. Watching her sister was very hard on my wife. It was bad for me, but much harder for her. The sister had two college age kids at the time as well.
New locations for the cancer kept showing up, in her case all in the bones.
2 minutes ago, Hawg said:
They make so many small LED lights these days you can get a brighter light that runs on 2 or 4 AA batteries and last a whole season. That's what made the biggest difference for me. I agree you need a coming and going light and another for by the bed.
I'll have to look into those. So far I've just used LED lanterns, but I end up bringing them home and leaving them.
Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread. I'm just poking around looking for ideas on my own build. rl_sd built a nice one! Where do you find formed aluminum like that? All I've seen available are the flat sheets.
Thanks Lip Ripper, I used a mix of 14 and 16 gauge 1x1 on my last house. I used 14 gauge in the corners and V as well as the studs holding up the bunks. That probably wasn't necessary.
I wouldn't mind using 2x1, but doesn't that cover up the entire outer tube on the frame? What supports your plywood floor around the edges?
I know exactly what you mean with the galvanizing being worth it. We build park equipment and always recommend galvanizing over any other finish for the durability.