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  1. PurpleFloyd

    2018 Pheasant Report

    Now that the corn is out and the ground is white the birds are really showing themselves. Three times in the last month I have seen 50-60 birds on a short day. Nearly every one was in a group and they are concentrating in dense thickets of plum brush. And there are literally next to no hunters out and about going after them which is a big change from even a decade ago
  2. I can only say I think you are a pretty straight up guy and it wasn't your post that I was talking about at all. I was just commenting on the way these discussions generally go and if I would have made the second paragraph in a new post the forum would have merged them automatically anyway so I just used this approach.
  3. Not bad for a dude named after bait.
  4. PurpleFloyd

    Prime Rib Seasoning

    To go with the other thread without hijacking it, what are you doing to prep and season your rib roasts? I'd like to hear some of the seasonings you use.
  5. What type of solution? Not it directed at you personally but I find it amusing that by and larger hunters and fishermen are the most anti government anti regulation types yet are the first to overharvest due to lack of self control and then are the first to Beyotch when the DNR doesn’t stop it.
  6. It was probably always around but the deer population was kept to levels that were low enough that it never became an issue until people started to create game farms and food plots that concentrated the deer in smaller areas. I suppose we could just go all in on the big antler craze and forget about eating them and just take the antlers for the wall.
  7. PurpleFloyd

    Directional Tires?

    Too.
  8. PurpleFloyd

    Prime Rib Cooking Debate

    I would vote smoker to135 degrees and finishing it the oven on broil to crust it. I'm more of the bone in fan personally. I have a pit boss pellet grill that has a searing option and I use that now for all my steaks and roasts as well as prime rib and I get the best results from that.
  9. Just by logic one would assume that increasing the deer density will increase the prion density and thus the amount of exposure and contraction. Even if you reduce the herd,you are still left with the higher saturation of prions. The question is, by reducing the herd are you able to stop the increasing density so that the exposure risk is stabilized. I feel they should get rid of the deer farms and get rid of the point restrictions.
  10. PurpleFloyd

    Best Hunting in MN

    Something tells me the response will be very similar to a JV reply in sillytown.
  11. PurpleFloyd

    2018 Pheasant Report

    Yeah, it’s getting better with the corn but in the southern part it is so wet it’s hard to find dry ground. It had gotten better since everything froze and we got the snow but yesterday’s rain and warm weather pretty much stopped the season around here until it freezes again
  12. PurpleFloyd

    2018 Pheasant Report

    Went out yesterday for a little thanksgiving hunt. Walked pretty much the same spots and saw 5.
  13. PurpleFloyd

    5 Lb Propane Tanks

    If you go to the grocery store the good bottled water is over a dollar a bottle and one aisle over you can get a gallon jug for 59 cents. Some things just work out that way lol
  14. PurpleFloyd

    Vertical Smokers

    I would need a forklift to get my a$$ off the picnic table after eating all those ribs.
  15. PurpleFloyd

    Vertical Smokers

    How many trees have you fed through your Bradley if it's all the same? Lol
  16. PurpleFloyd

    Vertical Smokers

    Pucks. I might have to do a GoFundMe to get you glasses.
  17. PurpleFloyd

    Vertical Smokers

    That was my thoughts on the Bradley too. I suppose they work nice but the pucks don't work in anything else and it can be tough finding them locally if you run out.
  18. PurpleFloyd

    Vertical Smokers

    Lol. That's exactly what I just said but thanks.
  19. PurpleFloyd

    Vertical Smokers

    I have had a few electric smokers but if I ever change that up I will definitely go to a pellet smoker. I have had my mind set on making one from an old refrigerator but these bigger pit boss models might just be the ticket.
  20. PurpleFloyd

    2018 Pheasant Report

    It's not as good as it once was and this year has been challenging to say the least. But when it was good there was an orange army in the area but for several years you don't see metro hunters coming into the area because it takes work to fill out most days. Yesterday was an anomaly but it was nice to see some numbers.
  21. PurpleFloyd

    2018 Pheasant Report

    South of Mankato. Not too far off of 169
  22. PurpleFloyd

    Vertical Smokers

    The big one holds like 60 pounds of pellets and can run for 24 hours or more before refilling. Did you actually have anything to add to the discussion?
  23. PurpleFloyd

    2018 Pheasant Report

    To be fair, all leech has to go on is from the seat of his snowmobile sitting in his garage while going "Braaaap"
  24. PurpleFloyd

    Vertical Smokers

    I have a pit boss (Cabela's) pellet grill and it is a very good unit. IMHO it is a better built unit than Traeger. I would not hesitate to buy a vertical from them if I was looking.
  25. PurpleFloyd

    2018 Pheasant Report

    Not at all. They were bunched up in thickets. The first group was a dozen right at shooting time. The second and third were groups over 20 and then a ditch with a strip of corn next to it had another 10 or so. After a good early snow like yesterday you just need to know what cover to look for.
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