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About crawdad

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  1. Let someone know where you will be. If it's a new piece of property you're hunting, make sure you know where YOU are. Make sure your flashlight/headlamp has good batteries.
  2. I clicked on the FB link and saw the video again with MANY MORE comments. Ms Preston says it was taken in Pudding Creek, Mendocino county, CA
  3. Looks like it might be a Tortoise Beetle. A bunch of ways to eradicate if you search on line.
  4. Congrats to the man of my own age.....nice shooting!!
  5. That's what makes it all worthwhile
  6. When I was a little guy, mom an pop would bring us up to Blue Mountain Lakes where they owned property on the back end of the lake. We would "camp" in the station wagon and every Sunday make the drive to Walpack for mass. I was "volunteered" by dad to be the altar boy whenever we were there. Those were the days when the mass was in Latin and I remember having to wear a cassock that dragged on the floor when I walked.....(I was a little guy). My brother and I, along with our boys, still deer hunt the ridge between BML and Crater Lake. I'll be up there during turkey also. Thanks for the pics
  7. There has been so much rain down there recently that the river is super high and extremely muddy. I crossed it twice last week on a trip to Chattanooga. Some of the golf courses are under water and there are new lakes and ponds where cows and sheep used to graze. Gonna be one heck of a tournament.
  8. That's the MOST DREADED phone call when the kids are out. Good Luck to you, him, and his fiancee. I always asked...where you going....who you going with....what time you coming home ? The answers never mattered but at least they knew I was "involved"
  9. Many moons ago I climbed up into an old wooden "permanent" stand that had a pallet for a floor. There was no seat, I needed to stand erect leaning against tree. It was raining . Instead of holding my brother's shotgun at the ready...and letting it get soaked...I stood it up under my parka, barrel up because of the slat spacing in the pallet. I dozed off and awoke with the gun falling through a space stock down and muzzle up. It seemed like an eternity but I actually watched it hit the ground with a thud...still with the barrel UP. The fall cracked the stock but it didn't go off. I was lucky. Another time in the same general area, I used my telephone man "borrowed" pole climbing spikes to shimmy up a big old pine tree to set up my old "portable metal stand with a chain". I was targeting a berm between two old cranberry bogs. With the thick pine bark I managed to almost cut out and fall a couple of times but I liked the tree and the spot. Once up in the tree I pulled up my bow with a line and took the spikes off very carefully because the stand was only about 20 x 20 inches. I hung the spikes on a branch. This was another no seat situation (lot's of them back then) and I stood there awaiting for the sun to come up. Good scouting paid off and a beautiful six pointer walked below me heading to the berm right after sunrise. He was no more than ten yards away when I released the arrow from my Ben Pearson re-curve. DAMN....there was the arrow sticking straight in the ground. I couldn't believe I missed. I was really pissed. I opted not to put the spikes back on because it was a real chore and it was still early in the day. I guess it was about noon in a little drizzle when I decided I had enough of the standing in the rain and climbed down. Of course when I looked at the arrow I saw it was a pass through. The fletchings were covered. I searched for blood over the berm to the other side of the cranberry bog. Never found any. Drove to a phone booth (no cell phones) and called my brother. We extended the search but I never found the deer. The mistake was not climbing down to check the arrow sooner....BEFORE the drizzle.
  10. Thanks 230....I'm really just interested in the FF part. Need to keep tabs on my 75 yr old brother and my 40 yr old daredevil son when we're up at the DWGNRA or Jenny Jump. Gonna try huntstand. bOb….ski
  11. Hunters and anglers should not consult or rely on the mobile app operated by Parks By Nature. The company is no longer affiliated with the Division of Fish and wildlife, and does not have up-to-date information. I never used the Pocket Ranger app for regulations but have used it for "Friend Finder" to see where my buddies are. Anyone use anything else to keep track of a hunting partner's location in the woods??
  12. As per the DWGNRA regulations it might have been a period of HIGH WATER: 1.10 The Delaware River is closed when conditions are determined to be unsafe. (a)(2) River Closures and Restrictions 2.1 Life jackets are mandatory during the period of high water, 8 to 15 feet at the Montague gauge for all individuals onboard vessels which are underway, on, or in the waters of the Delaware River, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, are required to wear a Type I, II, III or V USCG approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD). The PFD must be the proper size for the individual wearing it, and it must be in good serviceable condition. 2.2 When water levels reach 15 feet or higher at the Montague Gauge there will be a mandatory closure of the river corridor.
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