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About wrmink

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    surfing, fishing, craft beer, hunting, kayaking

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  1. If the gig doesn’t kill them, what’s the best way to humanely do it?
  2. Came across some “catch, clean, cook” bullfrog videos on YouTube and thought it would be fun to give it a try! Been ages since I’ve eaten frog legs, but I recall enjoying them. Anybody have any frog fishing tips? Recipes? Thanks in advance. Cheers!
  3. I just got my first gun, a Franchi Affinity (left hand). And am very happy with it. Others I’ve met who own them love them, too. Great quality for a solid price.
  4. Here’s an update for you - https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/hunted.htm
  5. I saw TONS of hens today after 2 weeks of no sightings. If hens were legal, I’d have some meat in the freezer right now.... of course on my drive home, I saw three huge toms in somebody’s yard! Well, maybe I’ll get a bird next year...
  6. Might know someone interested in the kayak, if you can post a picture.
  7. Congrats. I haven't heard a gobble since B week! Still optimistic about the next 2 days. Confined to Zone 16, now, where there's very few "drive-by" spots, and where I didn't have much pre-season scouting success...
  8. Wow, you’re right - sorry for misleading you. I did it just two months ago (1 day after COVID shutdowns) and it said you DID NOT need to be a PA resident, so I went ahead and did it. Perhaps people have been taking advantage of this, so the rules have been changed. Good luck! EDIT: looks like you can take the WA one - https://www.hunter-ed.com/washington/faq/
  9. No field test. You can complete the full thing online (and evidently for 45 other states, NJ not included). Since all states are reciprocal, you just take your proof of class completion to Walmart (or anyplace else that sells a license, though most places aren’t open right now), and you’ll be able to purchase a NJ license. It was surprisingly simple. No questions asked by the clerk, as the system is set up to accept out-of-state course info. Once this happens, you’re in the system for life, and can purchase a new license online each year. also, the link in my original post is wrong. It’s Hunter-Ed.com. It’s all IHEA-certified and fully supported by each state available on there.
  10. Well, today was my last chance to bag a gobbler in Zone 14. No luck. Was hitting Medford WMA hard all season. They were gobbling a lot early in the season. I figured out the section of the property they frequented. Got one shot off at one in Week B, but didn’t hit it. Then they shut the hell up! My first season trying to hunt has been frustrating to say the least! But I’ve had some fun, and I’ve still got one week to get my first bird in Zone 16. My fingers are still crossed!
  11. I'm in the same boat man... first season doing this, don't know anyone who does it... did lots of research all winter, mostly on youtube. Had a couple close calls the first few weeks in zone 14, but no dead birds. Now in Period D I'm confined to Zone 16, and besides a friend's property (he says he sees them often, but I haven't seen any yet), I'm not sure where to look. I've avoided the main part of Stafford Forge simply because there seems to be a ton of people there constantly. Still hoping I can get one! Best of luck to you.
  12. All morning on a small property that belongs to a friend, he sees them often, but I didn't see any today. Still hoping to get my first bird this season!
  13. Hey man, the same thing happened to me... I was scheduled to take the Hunters Ed field day on 3/14... then COVID shut everything down on 3/13! I went to huntersed.com, took the PA course online, and then brought the certificate of completion from that to Walmart and purchased my NJ license. The course cost $20, but I didn't want to wait because I wanted to get out for turkey season. Pretty easy, though it takes a few hours. Just a thought!
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