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  1. I am also a fly fisher and use a square stern. I use outriggers from Spring Creek Outfitters and love them.
  2. Here are 2 of my favorites....enjoy Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe Yield. 4 ears Preparation time. 25 minutes Cooking time. 20-25 minutes Ingredients 4 ears of fresh sweet corn 8 tablespoons of butter 4 loosely packed tablespoons fresh tarragon, minced Note. You can leave out the tarragon if you wish. It's still mighty good. But try it in. Tarragon really makes sweet corn sing. You can use other herbs such as thyme, oregano, rosemary, or basil, but tarragon is my favorite. You can also use margarine or a blend or corn oil and butter or margarine, but butter is best. Do this 1) Preheat the grill to medium high. 2) Remove the husks, pull off the silky threads that get stuck in your teeth. Respect your guests. Get them all. Wash the ear in cold water. 3) Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium low heat. Chop the tarragon and chuck it in. Let it steep in the butter for about 15 minutes so it is infused with tarragon flavor. 4) Put the corn on the grill about 20 minutes before everything else is ready. You don't want to overcook it or leave it sitting around getting cold. Rest the ears between the bars of the grates so you can roll them from groove to groove. Leave 2-4 grooves between ears for easy rolling. Paint them gently all over with the tarragon butter. Try not to let too much fat drip onto the fire so it doesn't flare up and get the corn sooty. Get the tarragon chunks on the corn. If there is a flareup, move the corn to another part of the grill. Close the lid and grill over direct heat for about 4-5 minutes until some of the kernels get toasty golden. Don't burn them. Roll the ears a couple of grooves, about 1/4 turn, and paint them again. Keep browning, turning, and painting until you have done all four quarters. If you run out of butter, don't sweat it. Remove and serve. You can put butter and salt on the table, but urge your guest to taste their ear unadulterated first. Chances are they won't use any butter or salt. Mexican Grilled Corn In Mexico and Central America they know a thing or two about corn. For them, a mayo and cheese topping is as common as butter and salt is in the US. It may seem odd, but remember, mayo is mostly oil, as is butter. It tastes strange at first bite, but with each bite you grow to love it more. Makes. Enough for 4 ears Preparation time. 10 minutes Ingredients 1/4 cup mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip) 2 teaspoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon chipotle or other hot pepper powder (not flakes) 2 pinches of salt, more or less to taste Optional. Add 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard. Optional. Finely grate 1/4 cup queso blanco, a simple fresh Mexican cheese, and sprinkle it on top of the mayo. Do this 1) Mix all the ingredients. 2) Strip and wash the corn as in the recipe at left. Grill the same way, but don't paint it with oil. 3) Serve the corn and, with a brush, slather it with the mayo mix.
  3. Very nice...look forward to the specs...
  4. MooseTrack

    Wild Hog Hunting

    I have a brother who lives in Oklahoma and shoots a ton of hogs.
  5. Encores are nice if you feel the need to have exchangable barrels. I went with the Triumph and love it.
  6. This is a good article I came acroos a few years back and I can not even remember where. I think it decribes the rut accuratly. While most hunters think that the rut is an event that only takes place a few days or weeks, a number of rut phases lead up and follow the actual rut, the peak rut. All of these phases involve sexual activity and are part of the rutting process. This process can take many moths starting as early as August in some southern areas of North America and lasting well into February in some northern parts of North America. The most important aspect to learn about the rut is the timing varies from area to area as well as from one year to another. In short there is not a set date when the rut starts and ends. If you heard or read, as I did, that the rut starts everywhere during the second week of November then you would be very wise to doubt that statement. Because it just doesn’t happen that way, at least not in my experience. You should also be aware that much what is reported as fact is actually theory. We simply do not know all the answers about why deer do whatever it is they do or when they do it. Generally speaking bucks are capable of reproduction the moment they shed their antler velvet. But the does are not ready at that time. We have identified four stages that lead up to the peak-rut, where most does are ready to be breed, or follow that period. Pre-Rut As the temperatures begin to fall the bucks shed the antler velvet and begin their sparing matches. These are not life and death fights but simply a push and shove affair where bucks get rid of some frustration and test their competitors. It’s almost a joke on the bucks from Mother Nature that they are ready to breed but the does aren’t. At this time bucks still live together in bachelor groups. Chasing Phase About two to four weeks after the Pre Rut the chasing phase begins. The mature bucks begin now to leave the buck groups and lead a live in solitude, beginning to follow the does around, chasing them. At about this time the does begin to produce pheromones as the estrus nears. It is believed that this pheromones advertising the estrus cycle causes bucks to produce more male hormones. At first bucks follow the does in some distance, shadowing the does. While there may be several bucks that follow a doe, it will be the dominant bucks that follow the doe at a close distance. As the doe nears her full estrus cycle the bucks chase becomes more intensified. The Rut The estrus period, where a doe is most fertile, only lasts about 24 hours. The doe will now stand still for the buck rather than run away from him the moment he tries to come very close to her. She will now tolerate that the buck mounts her. After breeding the buck will stay with that doe throughout her estrus period before he goes off to find a new estrus doe, commonly referred to as “doe in heat”. Bucks breed several does in a very short time frame. Not all the does come in heat at exactly the same day. If a doe has not been breed the first time she will come in heat again after 28 days. Researchers have found that some does can go trough six to seven estrus cycles. However, most does are breed the first time around. It is the few does that repeat their estrus cycles in 28 days that lead up to the post rut. Post Rut The post rut is the same as the Rut but very much less intensive as the first rut. Bucks are still wandering about and checking out doe feeding and bedding areas to find the last un-breed doe. What triggers the rut? As I said before the doe entering the estrus cycle triggers the rut. The next question then would what makes the doe come into the estrus cycle? Well there are many different opinion and theories. In my experience, that is shared by many experts. The trigger is a sharp drop in temperature. The first cold snap may be what causes the doe to come into estrus. This also would explain why the rut takes place at different times in different areas and years. While in the north the rut may come with the first frost of the year in the south it may be just the difference of a few degrees in temperature. There are also theories that the moon plays some part in the rut too, but I have no data or experience to verify this phenomenon. Researchers are constantly researching the rut and one day will perhaps find the answers we are all seeking. In the meantime, the best advice I can give to hunters is to be out in the woods as much as possible. The odds of harvesting a big buck are directly linked to the amount of time spent in the outdoors.
  7. Thanks Gus for your advice. Unfortunatly, I already pushed the purchased button and I am now waiting for delivery. I grew up in PA hunting with a flintlock, so this will be an interesting change into the in-line world of smoke poles. Looking forward to it!. Thanks again.
  8. thanks for the imput. anyone have a favorite sabot?
  9. I am considering the purchase of the Thompson/Center Triumph Weather Shield™ .50 Caliber Rifle with Starter Kit - Realtree® AP HD™ and was wondering if anyone has any eaperience with this rifle. Suggstions and reccomendatios. Also, is the starter kit good enough to "get started" or should I buy additional stuff seperatly. It includes the following: 20 Shockwave 250-grain sabots, composite T- handle short starter/ramrod extension, Super Jag with spire-point bullet tip, three speedloaders, 209 capper/ decapper, bronze cleaning brush, 4-oz. bottle of Cabela's Black-Powder Solvent, 1/2-oz. tube of Superlube and 25 cleaning patches. Thanks in advance.
  10. that brings back memories. i went to college for 2 years in bottineau. great place. miss the goose hunting.
  11. I use them in all of my boats and even have the smaller one for canoe trips. Great nets and you will not be dissapointed.
  12. Hey, I have a Direct TV dish to go with those recievers. contact me at [email protected] or call 218-365-4106
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