Outdoor Life Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SHOOTER13, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    This thread is dedicated to those of us who live for the outdoors...

    Whether you ride horses or ATVs...or like to go camping, fishing, hiking, rock climbing and rappeling, boating, swimming...and all the other outdoor activities

    that make us glad to be alive enjoying nature's bounty...

    So please, share a picture and a story of what activity you enjoy in the great outdoors...

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  2. hobbles

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    Afternoon Boys,
    Ya know, huntin season starts in less than 2 weeks for smoke poles here in Kentuck. Any one have any good huntin stories they want to share? I have one from a few years ago. Here goes,,,,

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    I ain't goin huntin today.
    I have been trying to get a deer now for the muzzle loadin and the reg, huntin season with no luck, and NASCAR just got stopped in phoenix on kind of rain .
    I am really depressed, so I called Lifeline. Got a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal. They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck...

    As I said earlier I ain't goin huntin today, there ain't nothin movin anyway. Just a bunch of nothin movin, Pretty view, but nothin movin, It would just be a waste of,,, SON OF A!!! did you see that? and I don't have my weapon with me. I am on my way back to the habitat. One friend is sick and the other ain't home. Did you see it? And there it is closer.
    He's right up by the pond now and lookin at me. I have 2 blinds in that area but I didn't re-build them this year. I will do that today.. SON OF A,,,,,

    Afternoon boys,, up-date,,,
    After I took the pictures and resize them and posted them I loaded some supplies to re do the blinds. I started to leave and the Wife tells me to take my weapon with. I told her I am ridin my quad over there and am going to be makin a lot of noise, She gives me that look so I decided to make life easier for me I would just put the weapon on and go, so I did,
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    I pull up to the pond, and I ain't goin slow, and guess what?? The buck is standin there lookin at me. I shut off my quad and he's still there, I put it in park, and he's still there. 0k, I reach up and un do my weapon from the rack, AND HE'S STILL THERE. I cock it, AND HE'S STILL THERE! I get off my quad cause I want a good shot, AND HE'S STILL THERE!! I take the shot and after the smoke clears, he's still there, but he ain't standin no more. So I go get the Wife and she helps me load him up and we get him back to the habitat He's a 9 pointer and a good size. I get him hung and start to work It goes real easy . He will be in the bottom of the fridge for 3 or 4 days, then we will start the processin. Was a good day,, even with the Wife sayin "I TOLD YOU TO TAKE THE WEAPON WITH YOU" ya. ya. ya.. What can I say ,,,,,

    PS: I love my Wife,,,,,,,
     
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  3. bhale187

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    RV camping, boating, and hiking take up most of my spring to early fall weekends. I used to rock climb alot, but after having all my gear stolen about 15 years ago while camping I never got back into it.

    Here's a pic of my nieces, nephew and my dad having a water gun fight at my permenant RV camp site.
     

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  4. BersaOwner

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    Looks like fun bhale!

    My girl friend & I used kayaks to cross the Ohio river to attend 2012 Ski-Day on the Ohio. It is a large beach party put on by one of the local radio stations. We had to some dodging when the power boats passed by leaving a big wake.
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    We had a good time talking with other friends & listening to the live bands. Got a few free can koozies that they throw out to the big crowd.
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    It was warm that day so we found the only shade on the beach.
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    Boats, boats, boats as far as the eye can see, told you it was big!
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  5. SHOOTER13

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    Real nice pics BersaOwner !!
     
  6. hobbles

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    We like livin it the county, We like buildin things with whats available (Maxim utilization of available resources) You Boys ever get stuck with the "HONEY-DO LIST"?
    Here's my story.
    Boys, iffin you ever need a new chain saw may I suggest the Husqvana (strange spelling for me, every word in the English language that has a Q in it is followed by a U). I got to try mine out. (yep,, the Honey Do List). I really like the saw. We went to the far downs and got some wood. The Wife went with. We backed in and started cuttin and loadin up. When we got our load we headed back to the habitat and built this. (the fence)
    The lil Wife is very happy. (I kinda like it myself) Remember, if you see anything wrong, I didn't make any mistakes, it was built that way. It's RUSTIC!! (works for me)

    ****No trees were harmed in any way. There were already dead and down. We just cleaned up the grove****
     
  7. bhale187

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    Damn fine job there hobbles, great looking fence row
     
  8. SHOOTER13

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    Excellent use of limited resources...
     
  9. hobbles

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    Mornin Boys, and thank y'all.[​IMG]
     
  10. hobbles

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    Todays adventure,

    Evenin Boys,
    I know you Boys get tired of me rambling on all the time.[​IMG] But we don't get much company out here. We live so far out that we don't get the 6 o'clock news till 7:30. So I come on here and bug you boys.
    Today I started out with this. And after doin some shootin and 150 rounds later, it looks like this. One nice thing bout having firewood round here is I always more targets.
     
  11. SHOOTER13

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    Nice pics and vids hobbles...

    Ever clean your fireplace and wonder where all those bullets came from...!? ;)
     
  12. hobbles

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    Evenin shooter,
    I use that wood for the camp fire out side. Gives me a reason to sit out by the fire and make sure all the stars are still there.
     
  13. SHOOTER13

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    Good answer my friend...

    I wish to someday be able to walk out back of my place

    and shoot at my own little range....someday!
     
  14. bhale187

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    You and me both brother....
     
  15. Shooter

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    Well done!
     
  16. hobbles

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    Heck I can do that any day. Once. Probably even do it a second day in about 3-10 years with time off for good behavior.
     
  18. BersaOwner

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    My range is about 20 min. away so my neighbors don't get pissed at me shooting all the time.
    I can use the range at night too, that is shooting out to 375 yds at night. I can't afford a range like that by myself.
    Shooting steel core ammo at night gives a big splash of sparks when hitting the gongs & tracers or incendiary rounds are even more fun.
    But being able to step out your back door & do a mag dump would be fun neighbors or not.
     
  19. David

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    We live in a strange subdivision. Its very deep in the woods of east Texas, but the houses are several hundred yards apart, with thick hunting woods between them. So, Misty and I do shoot in our backyard, but the neighbors let us know that they don't like it. There's so many rabbits out here that its considered a nuisance. So, I do shoot rabbits every now and then. I don't mind hunting squirrels, but I don't want to go hunting for them because cleaning them is a pain in the butt. As for deer, I have seen one buck, small rack but huge body. Of course, I would love to go deer hunting around here, but I have no place to store the meat and can't afford the processing. And the hogs.... my goodness... don't get me started on the hogs. Camping? That's a piece of cake. Just walk a few steps and that'll get you in thick woods. Find a place to pitch the tent and its just like real camping!

    FYI... if you know where Sam Houston National Park is, and where Big Thicket National Recreation Area is... I'm nestled comfortably between the two.

    Its not always peaches and roses out here. While I love living out in the woods, it does have its disadvantages. Its 40 minutes to the nearest Wal-Mart. That gets old, quickly. Also, the children, who are still in school, have nobody to play with after school. I'm afraid that affects their social development.

    So.... there you have the pros and cons!
     
  20. BersaOwner

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    That sounds like a great place Dave & I wouldn't worry about your children's social development. As my children were growing up I kept trying to get them out to the country for some camping, fishing, hunting as much as I could. Because the kids here judge each other on what clothes they wear, if they have the newest games, & how much money they can spend at the mall. Not the kind of social development I would want my children to learn.
    What do you mean "I have no place to store the meat and can't afford the processing"? Deer/venison is the leanest, healthiest, meat you could feed your family. You can do your own processing with only a 4" fillet knife.
    The trick to processing is to be sure to remove all the fat from the meat, deer fat melts at a much higher temp than pork or beef fat that is why when you eat it it gives you a slime across the roof of your mouth & bad taste. A small freezer will pay for itself when you substitute venison in some of your daily meals. My girl friend told me she would never eat deer so I took a venison steak out of the freezer cut it up in 1/4"x 1"x 3" strips put it on bamboo skewers with 3" long pieces of bacon, salt & pepper. Then cooked it over a charcoal fire. She came back for 2nd s & 3rd s, then said she likes the steaks cooked like that, then I told her she was eating venison.:eek:
    I know the problem with the hogs thank goodness we don't have that problem up here yet. They are fun to hunt, but they do more damage than they are worth. I'll stick with hunting deer.