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 Why would the Secret Service have to be on the roof when the CIA was already there?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Fourth
« on: July 04, 2024, 12:57:29 PM »
Remember the guy with the eye patch and 3 fingers missing has the best fireworks!

Happy 4th guys.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Didn’t draw squat…
« on: June 22, 2024, 10:31:15 AM »
We need to start a club, The Squat and Skunked club for those of us who didn't draw a tag.

I've been 9 years in the Super A pool for Moose in my Zone,

I do limit my chances as I only apply for the Zone I live in. I ranch on 20,000 acres of prime hunting land and can't draw a tag/

It’s always nice to see a person start a web forum account specifically to bitch about a product. The vindictiveness is so appealing.

At least he came back with a follow up report to inform us that some progress ha been made, hopefully he comes back with a report he has his rifle and he loves Weatherby's again

I've shot a coyote that just dropped and one beside it pulled it's head out of a carcass and I shot it/
Hard to get a twofer as they usually run hard after a shot.
 This morning I saw a badger running down the road beside my son's hayfield, I grabbed the Marenator (my grand daughter Maren"s 243 Vanguard with the Howa Axiom stock) and dropped a shell in. The badger was still running so had to roll ahead a bit to keep him in sight. Never seen a badger run that far without stopping to look or dive down a hole. The hay crop is extremely poor so could still see him at about 250 yard.
Surprised myself when I heard the pop of a hit.  he wasn't much of a target but a guy's got to get lucky some times.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weather
« on: May 20, 2024, 07:14:10 AM »
Houston got hit hard with a huge tornado.

We got a nice rain on Sunday

Great story,

Sounds like it was the right purchase. :)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Minnesota
« on: May 10, 2024, 06:45:02 AM »
They've been married for 72 years?  Wow how old are they?  Congrats to both!

Grouchy used to teach them n Sunday school. ;D

Not sure what they use but when the gun shop I use mounts a scope for me I seldom have to do more than a little dialing in.

Need some of that Cowboy action loads.
Lever evolution loads might be hard to hold on to.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Spring on the ranch.
« on: May 06, 2024, 06:49:42 AM »
Did you loose any to coyotes, or were they just close bothering the heifers. Neither is good, stress the cows having them close all the time

Lost a few day old one yesterday n the pasture to coyotes.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Spring on the ranch.
« on: May 05, 2024, 08:34:57 AM »
Haven't been away from the yard much as we are calving out 130 hfrs so stay fairly close doing chores and checking hfrs.
We have had a couple different coyotes right in the pens eating afterbirth but they seemed to be getting bolder. Yesterday I had picked the Vanguard 223 out of the side x side on my way by but no coyotes. Had a couple shed huters from Montana stayed a couple nights and they busted them just before I got out for 6am check. Today I didn't take the 223 and sure enough there was a coyote staring down a hfr with a very fresh calf. I turned around and grabbed the 17hmr out of the tractor and stuck the barrel through the wind break boards and dropped him with a nice head shot at about 30 yards. Never moved,  One less to worry about.
 The shed hunters found a few Elk spikes and couple nice elk sheds but not real big and a handful of Muley and Whitetail sheds.
The one guy was hoping for the grand slam of Whitetail, Muley, Elk and Moose but the other guy found the Moose dead head which they left where it was. They can't keep them attached to the head, plus it was heavy and he was a long way from the house,
 They can only take 2 pair home across the border unless they make an appointment to have a Wildlife Bologist meet at the border which unle tey were a very special set of horn wouldn't be worth it.
 They don't ell their finds so are happy just to have ground to walk.

October 23 2015.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New to me
« on: April 20, 2024, 09:01:36 AM »

Would pair up nice with my wife's.357 lever gun.

Nothing finer.

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