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    Brittany's

    I have 2 now, and 2 previously since 1986. The first and second were chewers - remote controls, kids backpacks, and a nice long wool coat that I got for my wife on xmas - she put it over the dining room chair after opening it, within an hour he chewed the sleeve. The one even got into a kitchen cabinet and had a blast with a bag of flower, the joys of owning dogs. We still crate the younger one while we are out but the older one hasn't been in a crate for a few years, only in my truck while traveling. They are great with kids, my son at one point was pulling on his ears while he was eating, he would just stop eating and give him a look like "really, do you have to do that now". My wife will put a piece of meat on her finger and both will use their lips to get it off, very gentle dogs. They do get riled up when the door bell rings or they see someone out the window - which is good. Although my yard does look like my kids used to ride a dirt bike in a big circle around the house, hey its only dirt. They both hunt great and honoring each other now, that did take a few years. During the season its a great excuse to go for birds, I have to give them exercise!
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    Cops called on me

    Things like this are becoming the norm. Guys, also do yourself a favor and keep your cased guns separate from your ammo. I have a pickup with a cap, my guns are cased in the seat behind me, ammo is kept in the bed. If you have a Tahoe or something like that, the ammo has to be kept in a locked box in the rear. A club member was pulled over one morning while driving (with his orange hat on), State Police saw him and pulled him over. He was lucky that he just got a ticket for not having his ammo locked in a box in a Chevy SUV. It really seems to depend on the cop, as I was pulled over for speeding on route 23 last year, state cop followed me and finally pulled me over. I always say hi how are you so as not to put them on edge.He stopped by the passenger back window, hand on his gun asking for license etc. He asked what is in that case? I told him a shotgun. He asks where are you going, I told him bird hunting as my one crated dog was barking at him through the window. He asked me a few hunting questions like whats the limit? I told him its private, we set our own limit, usually 2 birds by 12 then after that it doesn't matter. He gave me a ticket for obstructed license plate, second one I've gotten in 2 years - watch those speed traps! Again I said - "My license plate is clear as day", he smiled. Afterwards I always say be safe out there. That one stopped him, he turned around and said thank you.
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    Arrows for traditional set up

    All great advice here and on point, I shoot a Black Widow 52#, current arrows are Heritage 250 cut to 29 3/4" with a small weight in the tip and 125 field point/broadhead, nothing on the nock end. I did cut my feathers to the lowest possible height with a new feather chopper, they shoot like darts. For years I shot 2219 and 2117 arrows out of my Brackenberry's - they flew great out of both bows. Here is a youtube link to Ken Beck talking about tuning It can get frustrating tuning with a bare shaft, just hang in there.
  4. I'd have to say around $250 across all the seasons, so if we can hunt for 6 months, that's around 42 a month. I don't get out as much as I'd like to with work and travel, alot of my hunts are 1/2 days with around 5 full days out. But on the days I do go I can disconnect from the world along with email and cell phone. I have 2 bird dogs and just spent 500 at the vet for both for shots etc. I just spent 28 for a 2 day hunt with my friend who was my college roommate and his son in zone 15, no deer but the 3 days we were together we had a blast. To me it was well worth it. My one son bird hunts with me and deer hunts a few days a year. You can't even begin to put a price on the time we spend together like that away from family and work, the laughs we have and the memories shared. Sure, it all ads up but so does every other sport and hobby. Thinking back in time, I cringe when I remember the mornings I woke up to a few crumpled dollar bills in my pocket with a ripping hangover, hair standing on end, all the while thinking where did my money go last night?
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    Doesnt anyone drink normal beer!!?

    I'm far from a expert in beer, but reading this post I've seen some brands that were easy on the wallet back in college - back then it was Genny Cream ale, Iron City, Rolling Rock or Red, White & Blue I love Guinness, have been to the factory in Ireland a few times, it tastes nothing like what you buy here in the states, when its fresh it is out of this world. Crickett Hill makes a good beer, the owner was great to us years ago when you could stay all Friday night and drink "on the house" after taking the "tour". On the way out each of us would buy a case as a thank you. Lately its been Sam's, Blue Moon or Summer Shandy. I've thought about starting home brewing, but a friend of mine does it and he just gives me what I need. I think I'm one hobby shy of needing a bigger garage or basement!
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    F/S - Thompson/Center Maxi-Hunter® Bullets

    I saw this post and got excited, but now see this is for .50 cal - anyone have any in .54 cal ? I still use my TC Renegade - love that gun! Good luck with the sale.