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the tennessee bear season ended on the 17th. the total harvest for the group i hunt with was 10 and only 4 under 200lbs. i had a good year this year for bear only got 2 dogs hurt, and pulled the trigger on a 200lb+ bear. now i'm going to start traveling down to ga. every chance i get and do some hog hunting with my hounds to keep them tuned up and ready for the next bear season, cause i'm already looking forward to it.
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There once was a boy named George and George always had his eye on this wonderful trophy. The trophy was for best quail hunter. George was not a very good hunter in fact he was scared silly by the thought of shooting something! His dad encourage George to enter this contest so he did! All the boys in his school teased and laughed at him for even thinking he could win. When he told his father he was to scared to enter the contest for thought he would loose his father said if you never try something you don't know if your good at it. You can't always listen to other people granite other people opions do matter but shouldnt be able to stop you from doing something you want to do. Just the his father walked up the stair and when he came back down he had a long brown box it was leather with brass engravings that said GWG and when his father opened that box he peered inside and in it was a rifle. His father proceeded to tell the story of his father passing it down to him and so on so forth. He gave that gun to George and, He entered that contest and won even thougth others said he couldnt. Just goes to show with the right confidence any one can do any thing.My fathers name was George and to this day he dispay that quail trophy and that gun was passed down to my brother. Ordinary people can do extrodinay things.

Hi, My brother has recently gotten into shoothing hobbie and I enjoy the hobbie myself but I admit I don't know as much as him about the subject. As you well know Christmas is coming up and I really don't know what to get him. I was thinking I want it to be gun realted but as I said I don't know alot about out them so if anyone has any tips about what to get him please, please Thank you He has a 45mm pistol and a rifle of some sort [^] he likes target shooting and he hunts with out beagles(we have about 19).


I know this has nothing to do with Deer hunting, but I received this from a friend and thought you all might enjoy it.
I just recently bought a Benelli Nova 12Ga HD camo shotgun. It comes with 3 choke tubes and thats great providing that someone knows what each choke tube is for. Can you educate me briefly on what the following choke tubes are for IE&gt;&gt;&gt;type of animal hunting etc...

Improved Cylinder?
Improved Modified?

Do you think a F150 could handle it? If I don't quit gaining weight I may need to go to a F250.......... Have any of you all used this product yet?????
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When I was a young boy I spent many an autumn mornings stalking the eastern grey squirrel. While other boys my age were doing " other " things, I could be found staking out a big hickory tree. Many a fond memories were made squirrel hunting. Now that I've become an "advanced" hunter, it seems I rarely hunt for them anymore. Neither do I hear many talk of them in the "sacred" hunting circles. I've pondered on this and believe that the lack of interest in squirrel hunting is due to a lack of a point system for squirrels. Before you laugh me off, think about it. Many of todays hunters only hunt for a "trophy". If a buck doesn't have a massive rack then its considered a juvenile and the hunter that harvested it is shamed. Same with turkeys. What's the first thing your buddy ask when you tell him/her you've killed a turkey? "How big wuz its beard?" The hunt for a trophy has overtaken todays hunters.
Thus, enter the trophy squirrel program. Under this management program, squirrels would be strictly managed to produce a better quality squirrel. Harvest limits and zone restrictions would apply to better suit a particular land. Hunters would have to buy a squirrel permit to finance the program. A small price to pay for such an opportunity. The qualifications of a trophy squirrel would differ from other game species though. Since a squirrel has neither antlers or a beard, another part of its anatomy would have to be used. As only males of a species are considered trophys, it would have to be something the female squirrel doesn't have. So I suggest that a boar squirrels nuts be used to gauage its trophy status. In order to qualify as a trophy, a boar squirrels nuts would have to be as big as ......oh, say a small peach. A boar squirrel with nuts smaller than this would be considered a juvenile and should not be harvested.A new rodent point system would be developed to score a squirrels nuts. A field judging guide could be printed for those not familiar with squirrel...
guys i have a post on the deer forum about my guns and bow beeing stolen please go there and get the details any help would be grately appreciated thank you
am i the only one having trouble getting the site to load sometimes it takes me 5 minutes or better to open a topic..
i have cleaned out all my cookies and re-bookmarked the forum page but it still seems to load slow PLEASE HELP im having KH fits haha

"A wise indian once said,the more you move the less you will see,the less you move the more you will see"

" I live to hunt, but my wife says i may be hunting a place to live"
hope i can get this if it doesnt work ill be glad to e-mail them to someone to post

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New hunting licenses raise $6 million for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

By Joel Wilcox, THG Outdoors

A mistake made by an Indiana Department of Natural Resources employee paid off big this fall as the agency collected an additional $6 million in hunting license fees.

Last March, when hastily trying to meet his deadline for publishing this year’s hunting license fees, Indiana DNR publications director Edgar Marcum mistakenly made two new additions to the brochure: a $15 fee to obtain a license to hunt black bear and a similar fee for hunting mountain lions.

It seems that Marcum, in a hurry to finish the publication, cut and pasted information from the Montana Department of Natural Resources website onto a Microsoft Word document to save time. He did not proofread the brochure before it went to print.

Before the DNR noticed the error, the brochure was in sporting goods stores and taxidermists’ shops around the state. Since Indiana has no mountains and hasn’t had wild bears living in the state for generations, DNR officials decided not to recall the brochures. They thought that Hoosiers would realize that it was indeed an error and ignore those license fees.

They had no idea how this mistake would be a tremendous windfall for the cash-strapped agency.

When summer rolled around and Indiana hunters started buying their yearly licenses, most immediately noticed the additional black bear and mountain lion licenses that were available. Thousands of hunters purchased these so they could hunt new, more exciting species.

“I just figured that bears and mountain lions had been taken off the endangered list or something so we could hunt them,” said Orangeville resident Doug Barnhill. “I was looking forward to bagging one. I already got a mess of deer heads hanging in my living room.”

After seeing how much money the new fees were bringing in, the DNR decided to advertise and promote the sale of the licenses. TV and...
Bought a new pair of Rocky lynx boots. Gortex and 800 grams thinsulate
Wore them two times,the second time my toes froze.

Put my hand inside boot and it was soaking wet!

I think I should have listened to my buddy when he told me to not even think about buying Rocky boots.

What do you think?

The two times I wore them were this past weekend in the snow.
The are several barns neighboring my proporty and they are full of barn cats. They are always prowling around the whole area inclunding my land. Do they hurt the small game population in the area?

carl [:D]

I liked the handloader section.
I believe they really are anti-gun

There is an anti-hunter posting on the forum, General Hunting/New Jersey's First Black Bear Season. Come on over and lets talk to him.
Outside of the philanthropic things and giving to your local church, what things would you buy or do to further your hunting fun?

I would buy 20-50 sections in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan each. These would be for waterfowl primarily, big game secondarily, and small game thirdly. I would hire local folks there to manage and live on the land for me and report activity.

I would buy about 5000 acres locally and manage it for trophy deer, turkeys, and small game. I would have the money then to eradicate all the fescue that I don't have now [:(!]

I would take a trip to Africa for safari, Mexico for waterfowl and dove, South America for waterfowl, and I'm sure I could think of a few others... (I can also think of a few fishing trips I'd like to take in the summer, like Peacock bass, etc.)

I would also share my places with friends I have now and not hog to myself. We could even have a huge group hunt with the crowd in Canada. It's fun to dream, isn't it?[8D] What would you do?
I've been waiting for a snow so I could go track down some rabbits.
We had about 1 in. this morning in Ohio county so off I went. I found several rabbit tracks but every time I started following them they suddenly would be joined by coyote tracks.
I finally gave up....coyotes are getting to be a problem in Ohio county. They are every where. I think I will start coyote hunting..
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I currently have a 10 year old golden retriever and recently moved to a place that has some land, she loves it and wants to play all the time, the question is I would like to get a puppy, a black lab. I have a friend with a litter and has promised me one. do you think the golden will accept the new puppy or what should I expect? The golden has been an outstanding pet. the wife has spoiled her rotten and i would like the lab for a hunting buddy. I would really like to hear your opinions. I have been a member of the group for a couple of months and you guys are the best with information and honest opinions.

thanks again

Just to let every body know that the sport boat and travel shows are almost on us. The Cincinnati show is scheduled for the 9th of January thru the 18th of January. The hunting part of the show is from the 15th thru the 18th. Roger Raglin is the featured speaker at this years show.Also at the show will be CJ Winand talking about the biology of the rut. New for this year will be a hunting dog stage. The cost of the show is nine dollars for adults and children 13 and under is three dollars. A two dollar discount is available from Krogers here in Greater Cincinnati area and Dayton Ohio area.

The Indpls boat sport and travel show is from Febuary the 20th thru the 29th. Which is held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indpls. The Deer and Turkey part of the show will be from the 20th thru the 22nd. Some of the features of the show will be deer scoring by my friends from the IDHA plus Boone & Crocket and Pope and Young. Live elk display by the Indiana Elk Breeders Assocation. Indoor archery range for the youth. Speaker will be Tim Kempfe, Bill Epeards,Jack Gratsch and Preston Crabtree. Price for the show is nine dollars for adults and children 6thru 12 are six dollars and kids 5 and under are free.
Found this on another hunting website I sometimes go to. Apparently it really does work according to other people.
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This past Sunday i was hunting at Peabody( Midway section). After botching a turkey hunt, i decieded to make the drive around Midway when i happened upon a horrible mess[:0] There was a spot where, i can only guess, that hunters used a hillside to sight in their guns. It was a trashy mess[V]to say the least! As i drove past, i could only think of what the non-hunting public must think of us outdoorsman! Aren't we supposed 2b stewards of the land[?] Im thinkin seriously of going back down just 2 clean it up. What an embarrassing eyesore. Ya can't miss it[:(!]

what u get out, is what u put in
There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about the Pope and Young Club that crop up on here from time to time along with undue criticism of the organization. I think a lot of the reason is that P and Y has never been highly visable in Kentucky and membership here remains way below what it is in other states. Much of this can be attributed to the fact that P and Y is an organization , by and large, of hunters of big game...the only big game in Kentucky has been whitetail deer and years ago when the club first organized, there was not a huntable population of whitetail deer in the state. So, historically Kentucky is a generation behind as far as P and Y members.

Anyone who has harvested with a bow , a big game animal of the more than twenty recognized species can join the club as an associate...the animal does not have to be a trophy animal. This is one of the most frequent misconceptions I have heard on these threads that you have to harvest a trophy to be a do not. There are two additional levels of membership, regular and senior member which require many years of dedication and participation. Pope and Young is one of the few organizations that you cannot simply "buy your way" into. There is no provision for expensive one-time "life membership" payments. Pope and Young is recognized nationally as one of the foremost conservation organizations in the world. It was thru the efforts of P and Y that many of the states have archery seasons today. The club spends a lot of money annually on research that is used in defense of our right to hunt. It is also very involved in conservation projects, each year spending tens of thousands of dollars toward this end. Budget items this year include $4,000 to Kentucky's Archery in the Schools Program. I would hazard a guess that the club put more money into Kentucky for conservation projects than it took out in entry fees and membership fees this year. Other items funded include $6,000 to the Chronic...
I just had a chance to preview this magazine, It's a great publication. I also purchased an ad. for my business. This is a great way for the sportsmen of Ky. to say thanks to the co's for a job well done. Here in logan county we are blessed with a great one. Anyone interested in an ad can contact Lee Ann Meguire at 542-6995 or 542-9133.
were is everyone in the hunting chat?

On sun., when I hunted area 13 at Ft. Knox I came across some monster tracks near Otter Creek. They looked like cat tracks, except the pad of them was about 3" across [:0](measured with deer slug). There were 4 smaller "finger pads". I say that they looked like cat tracks because there were no nail marks (it was in soft mud), such as what would have been left behind by coyote, etc. Anyone have any clue what it might be? I'm hesitant to say mountain lion type of cat, but wanted to get some input from everyone else. Thanks for your help. If anyone frequents that area, and wants to know the exact location, to see for themselves, just ask, and I'll tell you.

Thinking about a new deer rifle.

Any comments on the 270 WSM - likes Dislikew?
Thought you bear hunters would find this interesting, New Jersey has opened its first black bear season in modern times. This is on Yahoo news, I don't know how well this will work, but here goes:
well my soon to be sister in law was on her out the door sat about 6;00 to go to her mothers and right outside her door, 20 feet, eating a old pumpkin was a black bear. she lives two houses down from me in lincoln co. we went sunday morning to look for tracks around the mud holes and creeks but all we found was a pile of bear droppings( for lack of a better word) right behind there house in the edge of the woods. it was covered up with a pretty big mound of leaves kind a like a cat does but this was raked up from about 2 feet awa, and piled about 8 inches high.
and i talked to a guy who says the guy who lives 2 ridges from me has about 1200 acres and several trail cams set up, has pictures of black panthers took from his trail cams. ill try to get some duplicates made and post.
all this adds a new degree of difficulty when walking to the ol ladder stands in the dark. and ill be there everyday i ave off and can trying to get a picture of this bear.

Spent the entire day with my dad. This was the first time he felt able to try hunting for several years. I showed up at his house this morning around 7:00, he's setting there with full camo cover-alls and boots on, he's ready to go. We go to one cornfield where I know he will not have to walk far and set up in a creek, covered with brush. We set up and 31 birds come in around 8:00. I only worked a few purrs and raking leaves. Birds fed close, dad raises gun, NOTHING! Had not slammed bolt completely closed. Went to another field and found birds. Waited until birds fed into woods and I busted them. He was able to walk down and set up. I called 3 poults back within 20 yds. He raises gun, BOOM, a good 1 foot behind bobbing turkey head. Y'all need to realize that this man in his time was one of the best wingshots this state has ever had. The birds didn't really run away, they were milling around. He's so pi$$ed, he drops the gun down and looks at me saying, "$&$#$%**^%% did I miss that ^(*%@%( Bird"!! I say shoot again. He raises gun, birds fly away. At that time I could only do what anyone could do with a crochity old, pi$$ed off man, that's holding a loaded 12ga. I laughed my a$$ off!!! He even had to start laughing. We found another flock, busted them, but they flew up a steep hill. There was no way he could make it. I gave chase and passed up a few poults. Was able to get old momma in at 30 yds.
It really was a great day with dad. We saw a total of 94 birds today.
(Highbow, if you read this with the 4-1, there should be 364 deer there[:eek:)])
I really wanted dad to get a bird today and he had the chance. I hope everyone gets to spend quality hunting time with their family.
Kentucky Afield News
From KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
An Agency of the Kentucky Tourism Development Cabinet
December 10, 2003 For more information

contact (800) 858-1549


Frankfort, KY, December 10, 2003- The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission
has adopted new rules concerning 2004 quota elk hunts. The Commission
recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the
General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of
Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR).
Among the major changes for the 2004 quota elk hunts will be to increase the
number of permits available from 12 to 40. There will be 20 bull elk and 20
cow elk tags available next year. Two bull elk tags are awarded annually to
conservation groups that auction the permits to raise funds for elk herd
management and ongoing research.
The period to apply for an elk quota hunt will be extended two more months
through July 31. The application fee will remain $10. The drawing will be
conducted electronically in August. Resident hunters drawn for an elk
permit will be required to pay $25, and nonresidents $300. Up to 10 percent
of the permits may be awarded to non-resident applicants.
Because the number of permits will increase, hunting will begin taking place
on both public and private lands. Quota hunters will be randomly assigned
to hunt one or the other. Those assigned to hunt private land will be able
to hunt elk during the entire deer season following deer season equipment
One other change for elk hunting in 2004 is that Laurel, Jackson, Owsley,
Lee, Wolfe, Morgan, Elliott and Lawrence will no longer be considered buffer
counties of the elk restoration zone. Whitley and McCreary counties are now
part of the elk restoration zone. The difference is that deer hunters can
take elk during deer season in counties outside the restoration zone,...
Hey guys. This is my first time on this sight but It is right up my alley. Will be on a lot now. I live and hunt in Garrard county and also hunt in Cumberland county.

So far deer hunting not been all that great in either county.
Does anyone else hunt in Garrard?
Hey everyone. Im new here. Im looking for land to lease next year. Any where within 50 to 100 miles south of Northern Ky (erlanger). Any suggestions?
CHATFIELD, MN--The Pope and Young Club's Board of Directors recently approved a change to the Club's records program that will allow the Club to begin accepting big game entries harvested by compound bows that have let-offs greater than 65 percent. However, the P&Y Club says any record book entry taken with a compound bow exceeding 65 percent let-off will be listed with an asterisk in the Club's official records and record books.
The proposal also called for the production of a periodic specialty book that would contain only animals harvested with traditional bows (recurve bows, longbows and self bows), in addition to them being listed in the all-time record books.
The P&Y Club's new let-off rule will go into effect Jan. 1, 2004. The Club says the change is retroactive, meaning that animals harvested in the past can now be submitted for entry into the P&Y record books.
The Club's "traditional-only" record book is scheduled to be published in 2007, with subsequent editions published on a 6-year cycle (from nahc weekly news)
Well I picked up a new deer rifle a couple of days ago. Got a Winchester Model 70 in .300wsm. Now for the ammo. I have never used any of the new ballistic tip stuff and just wonder if it has any advantage over a soft point. I thought the ballistic tips were mainly for varmits but I notice that Winchester has it in 150/180 grain.
This looks like an excellent caller. Does any one have this?? Also, will compact flash memory cards work in it or secure digital??
I whould like to go Turkey hunting but don't want to shell out the $400+ for a shotgun. I have a 12Ga Goosegun and a .410 wingmaster pump. I favor the 410 because it is light. What should I use the 410 or the 12ga? is a 410 illegal for turkey?
I am in the process of buying a new rifle for next year what you think of the round?
I put this in the wrong place (forum) the first time.

I have always been amazed at the audacity of individuals who will justify in their minds that if you have over X amount of acres, well then that is too much for one person and that all should be able to hunt on the land. In other words, entitlement. Our family has a 700 acre farm. We have been lucky in the sense that each year of hunting has NOT brought us face to face with a group of hunters that claim to have hunting rights. That changed this year. Without getting into too much topology, there are two access roads after you get on the farm. Each takes you to the opposite side of the land. So, it is very possible to hunt on one side and NEVER see/know of a hunter on the other side. The farm has only been hunted by, at most, 5 people per year. 3 of which are family members. Two of which always go with family members. This year we decide to go over to the other side to see what's to see and we run into two kids (18 maybe) in a four wheel drive "scouting to put up tree stands". They were, to say the least, stoned. Eyes barely open like Cheech and Chong. Stated that they had permission by the land owner. Hmmm. That is funny. Did not recall a call from them. Here is the thing. Their entitlement allowed them to remain completely calm and further their perspective that they actually did have a justification to be on that land. I mean hell, it is big enough Right? They had that written across their face.

I bring it up for two reasons. 1) the very simple fact of how folks think that if there is no guard, there is no law i.e. loot principle. 2) Safety. Most folks do not shoot 30-30's anymore or slug shotguns (no that is not bad or anything to the like. Just my observation when I go to the meat locker). These high powered rounds travel to say the least. And I cannot help to think that a person who would unethically enter another person's property would more than likely take a shot on a 400 yd deer regardless of...
Found this sight, thought it might be helpful.