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Bucksnbows last won the day on July 31 2017

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    Co-owner of a river channel restoration and pond construction firm out of Bozeman, MT, Fly fishing (part time as head guide for Shannon's Fly Shop in Califon, NJ), bow and gun hunting, wild bird hunting over pointing dogs.

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  1. Lake Management

    The only "fix" is to throw tens of thousands of dollars in chemical treatments into each lake, each year. As a taxpayer, I'm glad they aren't wasting my money that way. None of these lakes is natural and nearly every one in this state has one or more foreign invasive plant species (weeds) living in them. 1957Buck, the Division must approve any and all fish stockings into any waterbody and this is no exception. They will allow for triploidy grass carp which are sterile, but they will never allow non-sterile grass carp. And even the sterile carp are currently only being stocked into water bodies where if they accidentally escaped and were for some reason not sterile as planned, they could not mess up a larger watershed as a result.
  2. 2018 Bear Hunt Is A Go As Of Now !!!

    Murphy is not currently involved with the Sparta Mtn. forestry issue, although some of his lefty cronies are falsely taking credit for having stopped or delayed it. Instead, the matter is under a special review process brought on by one small lake community the butts up to this WMA that has sued the state over the plan. In time, it will be easy enough to allay that community's fears and/or modify the current forestry plan so that the larger project can move forward. If memory serves, this is one community near where fire was going to be used to treat the understory ahead of more intensive restoration to that section of the forest. Fire freaks out people that moved from the big cities out to the country because they have no %$&ing idea what they are talking about having never seen a controlled burn before.
  3. 2018 Bear Hunt Is A Go As Of Now !!!

    Not exactly correct. The first time it went to the state supreme court, the stay was upheld and the bear hunt was cancelled. But what happened is that the state supreme court listed specifically all areas it felt the Division was vulnerable under the law at that time. The Division then went and did its homework on each and every issue raised in the 1st case it lost, and when they were ready, they announced another hunt. Not surprisingly, they were sued again, and it went all the way to the state supreme court again, only this time the hunt was upheld and allowed to go on. Remember, the hunt is only one fairly small part of the Comprehensive Black Bear Management Plan. It is not in any way the entire plan. The antis "won" the first case, but in so doing, they paved a path for the Division to follow and it led to a bear hunt as part of the overall Plan. Murphy absolutely has the legal authority he needs to stop any hunt. He can be later overturned by the courts, but nothing can happen to him. He will have broken no laws, he just may overreach. We don't yet know because his first move is clearly a "soft" one by having his Acting DEP Commissioner McCabe review the Plan. My guess all along is that he will nix the hunt at the last minute so that he gets one season killed off and makes his lefty buddies happy. He will lost in court, but only after we lose a full bear hunting season. That's my best guess.
  4. Annual Pub 199 Christmas Party!


    I think I only did this calendar event because it was our first attempt on this new site. Had no idea of the mod approval thing, so glad it got pointed out and fixed.
  5. Can we get a bow season please!?

    The only reason we have Sunday archery deer hunting on WMAs and private lands is that there are still far too many deer living in this state. That is not the case for the wild turkey. And yes, I fully realize that most WMAs have very few deer on them most of the time these days.
  6. Happy Birthday to FrankieD / Nutleysigns !!!!

    Add that photo to a long list of things I will never be able to un-see. Happy birthday Frank! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. We use Frontline on our Brittanies with great success over the years, but only briefly in Spring and again in fall during hunting season. He swims in our pool from late May until sometime in September and the chlorine keeps ticks off better than anything else ever did. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Parker Challenger Sale - Full Package

    Good luck with the sale. Always love to see your girls smiling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Northern pike- behind the scenes

    Jay, nice work and the color layering was most fascinating to me. Sorry, but I’m unable to moderate what you want from Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Who will be out there on the opener?

    I’ll be out with the same buddy I have hunted with the past 43 years chasing mountain turkeys in Sparta. Good luck and be safe everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Base layer of clothes for hunting

    I doubt you’re wearing wool against your skin? That’s great for outerwear or even mid layering, but wool is not going to feel great right against your skin. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Base layer of clothes for hunting

    Any breathable material works. I wear multiple thin, breathable layers whenever I’m outside. More when it’s cold and less when it’s warm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Will Russia Replace Putin

    Putin is in for life. Unless there is a coupe, he's basically chief, president and king all wrapped up into one. Elections are a sham. He either kills, intimidates, or jails his serious opponents and allows a few non-serious opponents to run against him so it looks fair to the outside world or at least as fair as could be expected from a Communist KGB leader.
  14. Mason's Run Brook Trout

    Those fish are most likely the result of early brook trout stockings. They don't match up to any of our other Heritage strain brook trout genetics. I did some work on that stream on Trump's golf course when I was with brand X. It is a very small population, but it is great to see them hanging on and even doing well in their limited habitat. That is a sand based system, and as such, it covers much of the better habitat and spawning gravels from year to year. Funny thinking about that job now because at the time, Trump was only threatening to run and nobody gave him a chance in Hell. I will say that Trump's employees all spoke extremely well of him and how they were treated by him. The golf course manager's story of Trump flying him and his wife on his private plane to Mira Lago to woo them to take that job running his Philly course (it's in NJ) made me think the press doesn't know the real Donald Trump.
  15. Gotta love Stormy!

    You just had to poke the mountain lion, didn't you?