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    Timberwolves 2018-19

    does he need to? Sounds like he put a whoopin on the boys in the one practice he showed up and played in...
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    Who Has Winterized And Stored The Boat Already?

    I have another weekend in me to fish and fight the winds and weather and then the boat will be done for the year. Guess it is that time of the season but would really love to get another couple outings in but such is life!
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    Not sure where to post this so I thought I would start here in the Varmint section. I moved into my current home 5 years ago this summer. When we moved in I noticed there was animal droppings in the attic to which I thought mice and also thought it must be old since "how do mice get into an attic?" Dumb thinking maybe but I put out a few traps and also some poison and nothing took the bait. Through the years there have been a few instances where we heard scratching in the walls or ceiling and never found the culprits until this winter. My wife heard scratching in our bathroom and I investigated and sure enough could hear it too. A week later my wife was cleaning our basement and almost picked up a BAT!!!! So now I have put 2 and 2 together and realize we have bats in our attic. I found 2 potential entry points where our soffit meets our rooflines and there is an opening of a couple inches. I have read online to put a Bat Cone in the area and bats can leave and cannot get back in. I have an idea to build a box with said bat cone and cover the supposed entrances. My questions are has anyone dealt with something like this? did you use these bat cones and did they work? Is this something that I should consider removing the insulation in my attic and replacing? not sure how I would go about doing that but it is a thought that has crossed my mind. I am not sure how many bats may be up there as I don't really have the ambition to go into my attic and 1 or more "rats" hanging in my attic. Any information is greatly appreciated.
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    yup just had the guy come out Monday the 1st and said I have bats and gave me the rundown of my issues and cost to button up the house and rid me of my problem. $2000 later it should all be good!! He hopes to get them evacuated yet this year but depending on weather it maybe next spring since it is getting late. fun times but a lot goes into making sure they don't return and get into other crevasses of the home. The joys of being a home owner right? At least the guy I am having do it is very knowledgeable and thorough and he did not see evidence that I would need to replace my insulation so that is good!!
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    Montana Archery Elk 2018 By Cheetah

    Always enjoy the "out west" write ups!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your journey!!
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    Timberwolves 2018-19

    I don't get the concept that we won't get anything in return for him. If you are using that theory look at Kawai Leonard...San Antonio seemed to get something for a guy that everyone knew was not gonna work with San Antonio and everyone said they would only get something from the Lakers but Toronto stepped up made a play and the word is that they may be the front runner on resigning him! Look at Paul George...he was in the same boat that he was not gonna resign with anyone and the Thunder took a chance and now they have him on the books for years to come cuz he changed his mind. Players in the NBA seem to change every month as to what they want to do. Get rid of Butler, get some good assets, and move on.
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    yes...they have been there probably for longer than that so what is 6 more months? Not something I particularly am happy about but I am not the expert so I go off their recommendations and also it is expensive and other things were coming into play so here I hang.
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    Timberwolves 2018-19

    Butler is a locker room problem and that is evident now. We just need to hope there is a team with assets that feel they can deal with his attitude and are willing to give us decent compensation. Then we need our knucklehead coach/gm to think about the franchise and not himself and really get whats best for the Twolves future and not this season alone! We have a good chip to deal. We have 2 players that will be hungry to lead this team and show the nay sayers that they can play at a high level and win!! (hopefully)
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    oh and sorry about no update on this...I was told I couldn't do anything with them until Labor day as that is when the exterminator could feel good that any babies had learned to take flight. Now I am waiting on the exterminator to come out and start remedying the issue but I am having troubles with that too! I give this guy another week and then I am going to have to call someone else. I don't look forward to this as it will cost most likely in the $1000 range is what I have been told.
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    How Would You Handle This.

    Obviously the guy has "passion" for "his" hunting spot. I would try to meet him face to face with your son and see if you couldn't reasonably discuss it and come to an agreement. Possibly do it at the landowners home if you want to put him in his place. This of course first goes with how you feel this gentleman would be towards a talk. After all it is not his land and he can't just bully his way around. Now if you feel he is psychotic then don't bother. I have a chunk of land that I can't hunt (even though I have permission and all the rights to hunt it) because the neighbor is crazy enough that he will possibly hunt me and I don't need that feeling of being hunted. Hope you can work things out! People get funny when it comes to hunting land especially when they know there is a bigger deer in the area.
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    Ribs Done Right!

    yeah I guess I messed up by not heading into Nisswa to give the ribs a taste!! Looks good though and making my mouth water!!! I know what we are having this weekend...
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    Bought Some Hunting Land

    Congrats! Now get out there and start building memories!! Jealous as can be
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    Flying W/ Vexilar-flasher Battery

    Great question but best to be answered by the airline you are traveling with. I can't imagine there to be too great of an issue when you can bring other devises that require a battery pack to use but best to get approval for such an item before you get turned away at the airport.
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    Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    Butler turning down the offer was a no brainer...if he signed it this year he would lose out on like $60 million opposed to if he signs after this year. Sure he could blow out a knee and not get signed but odds are in his favor that he waits a year gets same contract but for $60 million more. NO BRAINER!! We offered it out of respect but knew he was not going to sign it...
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    Picked this up at a yard sale today

    Looks to me like a great fishing cart...mount some pole holders on the sides and a cup holder for your beverage and life is good!!
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    Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    A lot of talk about a lot of nothing...until it is actually something! As long as Thibs is here I believe that Jimmy has chance to stay. If Jimmy were to leave I would be surprised if he stayed in the west but if he did matching him up with LAbron would be a tough duo to build around.
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    Stanley cup

    Hey if you have never had the pleasure of drinking out of the Cup I suggest you take a trip over and do it!! I remember the night my bother's good friend Dan Hinote brought the Cup to Elk River and we had a great time drinking out of it at the local bar. I am not even a hockey fan but I knew the opportunity was rare so I spent the evening having a good time pouring beers on people from the Cup like they won!!!! Very odd watching people walk up to the Cup to drink out of it and many looking like they are walking up to drink wine at church!! Good Times and thanks for mentioning this and bringing back good memories!!
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    What's more aggravating?

    I would have to say for me it is more aggravating when I don't see what's on the other end of the line opposed to the one that you see and gets away. I can remember many fish that got off at the boat but those don't bother me as much as what could have tugged that hard or been unable to move off the bottom.
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    Wing It Quick Swap weights

    exactly! It is nice to lighten that bouncing a weight causes when going from spot to spot. I always end up with a sinker or 2 in my pockets at the end of the day and need to remember to put them back in the tray for next outing. one thing that I always do is throw a bead on my line between the sinker and the swivel
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    Lac Seul Reports

    Sorry Fish Head! My father got back on the 11th and said they did very well but only found fish in a certain area and didn't do as well in other areas. They fished an area they call the stumps which is just that a shallow 7-10ft deep area that leads to a back bay that is old stumps in the water. They fish out of Mahkwa. He said they used the usual jig and leech.
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    Wing It Quick Swap weights

    I have been using these for years!! I never understand why people I fish with don't use them, but I haven't lindy rigged without one for the past 8 years or so once my buddy showed them to me. I bought the kit also and then had a bait shop go out of business and they had larger weights so I have them up to 2oz.
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    Lac Seul Reports

    my father and his buddies head up Saturday and will be back Wednesday...will give a report on Thursday on what he says
  23. yeah you should make a change for once in your life...I bet it would feel real good and maybe you will make a difference!
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    This is Saturday's project...so excited!
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    Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    that is certainly a dream!