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  • Birthday 12/05/1954

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    inver grove hts, mn, usa
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    hunting, fishing, playing guitar
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  1. Thanks for the replies. It is a round masterbuilt, I am attaching pictures of the smoker and the temp control. In order to be around 200 degrees, I have to set it barely above warm and constantly adjust it. The smoker was a Christmas gift from several years ago, I think enough time has passed to get rid of it and not offend anybody. By the way, you look like a man after my own heart, Leech!
  2. I have been using an electric smoker that goes up to pretty hot, as a result setting it at a low temp for smoking sausage and such and holding the temp there is very frustrating, I am always adjusting it every few minutes. I would like to get a smoker that I can set in the range of 130-225 degrees, and it will stay at the setpoint I want, or very close to it. Any recommendations for a smoker that can do this? Thanks for any help.
  3. On my land with one buddy in area 241. Which stand I am in will depend on the wind, and the weather, I have box stands if it is raining, otherwise in one of my ladder stands. Evenings are by the wood stove in my shack with a toddy, reading, or picking a guitar. Good luck everybody, hunt safe.
  4. Interesting, I had not thought about wasps but I can see it happening. They like to start nests under the eaves of my shed every summer. Screens may be a better way to go.
  5. I don't want to replace my existing gutters.
  6. Now that I am in my 60's I am getting to be much less excited about climbing tall ladders to clean out my gutters. Are those gutter covers that keep leaves etc. out of the gutters a good deal? Looking at them, it looks to me that in a hard rain the water would just sheet off of them, but people have said that does not happen? Pros and cons? Does the ice in the winter bust them up? Expensive or not too bad? Looking for any helpful opinions, thanks in advance.
  7. I found ones back in 2016 made by the Toro company that worked for me. Not sure if they are still available.
  8. I have decided to switch to all-copper bullets in my .30-06 for deer hunting. I am looking at the Barnes vor-tx and the federal premium vital-shok trophy copper. Anybody have any experience with one or both? The ballistics look a tiny bit better for the Barnes but since I really don't get shots much over 100 yards it probably doesn't matter.
  9. Cub, at least the one in Inver Grove Heights has been having whole frozen ducks for 99 cents/pound. I went back and got a couple more yesterday.
  10. Not sure what you would have me say. You can't be in your own driveway because it bothers the birds?
  11. This was my experience, may be completely different than others. I put up a house in my back yard, less than 40 feet from my house, pole was about ten feet tall. Had to remove a lot of sparrow nests until the martins found it, but I did have martins move in. They were beautiful to watch fly for sure. Unfortunately they would dive bomb anyone that came anywhere near, maybe with a taller pole that would not happen? They would fly silently up behind you, then squawk right as they went past. I knew I would not put up the house the following summer when I saw my neighbor, who was working on his boa
  12. I think you are thinking of Sportsman's Guide- they are in south st. paul, Sportsman's warehouse was in Woodbury.
  13. First possum I've ever seen in my yard..
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