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  • http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-02/connecticut-gun-store-draws-crowd-as-vote-on-ban-nears.html?cmpid=yhoo

    Just wondering if anyone else saw the Kay Hagen Gun commercial. It has the guy with a pump shotgun saying they want to check your medical and mental records during the background checks. So to speak, not so many words. Patronizing, I think! Just one more step to the ultimate goal of no guns.
    I like to read peoples comments on these web pages, here are a few of the good ones.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/02/19/gunmakers-wont-sell-to-ny-police/1931283/

    April 04, 2013 at 12:02pm

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/mass-shooting-survivor-argues-against-194950376.html

    Biden says if you hear something go outside and shoot twice with your double barrel. It will scare criminals off! Seems to me the criminal would know you need to reload and would charge you!
    I can't believe he laughs, before he answers all questions! It wouldn't be a laughing matter. If he ever had to defend himself!
    I like what this woman says. The law only affects law abiding citizens. Gun free zones shouldn't be allowed. If you are trained, and have a permit to carry. You may save lives! Criminals shouldn't have any safe place to go on a terror rampage. It should be in the back of their mind. Someone in here may be packing! The cowards wouldn't feel so safe and wouldn't be so arrogant! Biden acts like we need them to make decisions for us. The way they are trying to do their own people. Makes me worry, some other country will be bold enough to attack the land of the sheep! Then, your double barrel will get really hot, while doing the Red Dawn. ;)
    We never know what the future will bring. I want to be packing, either way! Got me two more pistol permits last week! The sheriff said the background check gave him no reason to keep them from me!

    February 20, 2013 at 6:55pm

    Here goes

    January 24, 2013 at 10:06am

    I received this photo two days ago. My friend who let me hunt his land this year, got it from his neighbors' cell phone. He works in automotive. He saw one of his neighbors while working. Don't know how they got on the subject of deer. His neighbor said he shot this deer mid December, from his back porch. Turns out his house is maybe 500 yds from my stand sites. My buddy almost ran this deer over with his car last year. And had me pumped up about the area talking about it and another. I had a great time trying for bubba this year. But, realize now I prolly pushed deer into the thick stuff behind the dudes house. LOL I saw some nice deer, but nothing like this! I never got a pic of him either. The good thing is, turns out all of us, including his neighbor, have seen another bruiser with more mass, but less points. Last spotted by my buds girlfriend last week. So, my three year plan is still in effect! I learned a great deal this year about the area. So, maybe I will be posting pics of MY deer next year. ;) IF NOT maybe more of this guys! Dude invited us to go see it at taxidermist. I think it looks over 150 typical, maybe more because of length.

    January 19, 2013 at 12:24pm

    I noticed no one had posted about trapping! I have a little experience from mentor Katie Watson, on racoon, fox, muskrat, and unfortunately skunk!
    My friend told me of a free class on trapping in October in Surry county. He decided to attend and turns out he learned quite a bit. I was so into deer hunting I didn't go. Wish now I had. But, I can live vicariously through him! Here are a few pics of some of his catches! He so far has gotten coyote, red and grey fox, bobcat, raccoon, and of all things otter! He loves it and can't wait to get back to his traps daily to see what is next!

    December 22, 2012 at 11:56am

    http://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Learning/documents/WINC/Sample_12/Sample_The_Huntress_of_Stanly_County.pdf

    How could you get tired of learning about her? Here's one more!

    December 15, 2012 at 10:24am

    http://www.skinnymoose.com/moosedroppings/2009/06/09/katie-scores-again-93-year-old-nc-woman-bags-a-gobbler/

    Here is the web page when Katie got a turkey at 93! My brother helped her get set up! See not only shoots good, she cooks good, too! :)

    December 14, 2012 at 8:10am

    I UPDATED/EDITED THE OLDER POST ABOUT MY FAMOUS GREAT AUNT FROM RICHFIELD WHO IS 97. YOU WILL HAVE TO GO BACK THROUGH SEVERAL PAGES OF REPORTS TO FIND IT. IT DIDN'T BRING IT BACK TO TOP IN MOST RECENT, BY EDITING.
    THE REPORT IS TITLED 'MY GREAT AUNT THE FAMOUS HUNTER!'
    I BELIEVE IT WILL MAKE YOUR DAY IF YOU TAKE THE TIME TO FIND THE OLDER REPORT. THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO COMMENTED EARLIER. SHE REALLY LOVES THE ATTENTION SHE HAS RECEIVED!
    YOU CAN GET TO IT BY CLICKING ON MY PROFILE PIC AND LOOK AT RECENT POST BY THIS USER, ALSO!

    December 13, 2012 at 8:22am

    http://www.wbtv.com/story/20076629/gun-slinging-granny-97-year-old-woman-still-enjoys-a-good-hunt

    This is the news page for my great aunt! Check it out! She was the one who took my dad, now 83, hunting for the first time. He took a rabbit, that first trip. I can remember as a teenager, we stayed in her basement during hunting season. And dad would get up and be cooking sausage and biscuits. She would come down and say, 'Get up boy or your gonna get left!' She had a large fireplace down there and some beds and chairs! She always had a german sheppard! And one night, we had buried the deer guts down near the woods. And I was warming in front of the fire. She told the dog, 'Bingo get on your rug!' The dog always did. The rug was between her and I. Bingo had dug up the guts and eat em. Bout that time we smelled the worst fart ever! I looked at Katie, and she at me! Then she looked down at Bingo and said, 'Bingo, you've been eating them guts, and you got that boy thinking I farted!' We cried, laughing! A couple days later, I killed a button buck and was trying to gut and skin it! She got aggravated at the way I was doing it. And said move and pushed me out of the way! She took the ax and hammer and split the pelvic bone and had it quartered in minutes. She ran trap lines the and had hide stretchers all through the basement. She is amazing. And we are so very proud that she is still here! The whole family may have never hunted, if she wasn't! We have been blessed!

    JUST THOUGHT WOULD UPDATE THIS REPORT! LAST SATURDAY THE TOWN OF RICHFIELD HAD A DISABLED AND HANDICAPPED HUNT! THE BANQUET AFTERWARDS THEY PRESENTED MY GREAT AUNT KATIE A NEW REMINGTON 12GAUGE AUTO. WE WERE GOING TO TAKE DAD, BUT HE HAS A HERNIA AND WASN'T ABLE TO GO. MY COUSIN TOOK KATIE AND THOUGH SHE DIDN'T GET A DEER. THEY DROVE AROUND RECOVERING THE ONES, OTHERS GOT, TO BE SKINNED. MY DAD'S FIRST COUSIN CALVIN BARRINGER HUNTED NEAR MORROW MNT. HE IS ALSO ONE AMAZING HUNTER AND FISHERMAN FROM OUR OLDER GENERATIONS. I THINK THERE WAS LIKE 50 DEER TAKEN AND OVER 200 PEOPLE WERE AT THE BANQUET! MAN YOU SHOULD'VE SEEN HOW QUICK THEY PROCESSED THE DEER AS THEY CAME IN!

    November 25, 2012 at 4:00pm

    I think best bet catch em near largest food source in morning going to bed. This time of year they will bed a little higher up ridge from doe's and in thickest cover available. Windy days ravines and creek beds! Evening hunt as close to bed without revealing yourself as possible.

    November 05, 2012 at 12:20pm

    Well, Stayed indoors since Saturday! Good thing! Checked cams today and no activity in my area! I took my backpack blower with me at lunch and blew all the leaves out of my two winter plots. I planted thro' n gro' under the white oaks where deer had rooted up leaves digging acorns all year. Saved alot of raking and preparation! I planted in 3rd week of August, right b4 last 3 day rain. Boy that stuff is greeeen! Sandy covered it up! Found new rub and scrape, so I plan all day hunt 2morrow. Going to bleat/grunt n rattle. Going to put decoy with doe in heat in plot! Does anybody else like the first two weeks b4 the rut, better than rut? I DO! Bucks are just waiting for doe to come in, so i bring one in! LOL It is hard to call one away from hot doe. You have to luck up and have her run through!

    October 31, 2012 at 6:49pm

    If you look and don't comment. Then that is like trespassing. LOL

    October 24, 2012 at 11:17am

    THe cam was a old style with regular auto camera with 35mm film. It had a plunger style trigger that manually took pic. I was testing by waving arm. And here is history. LOL

    October 24, 2012 at 9:19am

    Raccon snuck up and scared deer, check next to photos

    October 24, 2012 at 8:54am

    Seven a minute before ran off brother.

    October 24, 2012 at 8:04am

    Seven bossing cow horn we call Skunk

    October 24, 2012 at 7:55am
    A comment titled: UNLESS! in response to a report titled: Planting Dove Fields?

    IF there are deer feeders within 500yards of them. They are considered baiting migratory birds

    June 19, 2013 at 8:59pm
    A comment titled: We have a winner! in response to a report titled: He's still at it.............

    It has been a while since I checked in. Been busy new job! Joey get in touch with me if you still need a job!
    Best cam photo I ever saw! Fast trigger speed ain't the words to describe it! They should put that pic on front of their box.

    June 09, 2013 at 12:09pm
    A comment titled: Great PIC in response to a report titled: Albino Deer

    Simply amazing photo! Love it!

    June 09, 2013 at 12:03pm
    A comment titled: Sure in response to a report titled: HIGH ROCK

    They have been small, the last couple of weeks, spider jigging 25' deep. But, now they are in transition and expect they are moving to spawn. If you put in at Southmont, use your depth finder and find the brush near the buoy straight out from the boat ramp. Caught a couple of nice ones while waiting on brother to get the truck. Boats come by you and never even know the fish are there.
    Also, go in the cove around the corner to the right from the boat ramp. The one with the sail boats in it. Fish the Y where it splits into two creeks. the point has a small drop with brush.

    April 15, 2013 at 8:19am
    A comment titled: newtown dad gun control not the answer in response to a report titled: New gun law vote

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/newtown-parent-more-gun-control-194009087.html

    April 09, 2013 at 6:28pm
    A comment titled: Poll in response to a report titled: New gun law vote

    http://news.yahoo.com/numbers-show-gun-owners-really-back-obama-155728895--politics.html

    April 04, 2013 at 5:39pm
    A comment titled: Emerald Isle in response to a report titled: Surf fishing at EI

    As a kid, Spent some time there. The longer the rod the better. You want to throw over the breakers. That way the breakers don't wash your rig back in so quick. We had the best luck with frozen shrimp and sand fleas. But, if spots and pompano are running blood worms and cut mullet work good. Flounder like the two former.
    Lately, I heard mud minnows are good off the pier for flounder, before the waves start to break on rising and falling tides. They make a mud minnow rig, which lets the minnow swim freely. Give a report on how you do. I like a standard 3 or 4oz. pyramid sinker on a double hook rig. 25lb test line. pvc pipe holder and two rods. Remember, to flip the bail before you throw or the sinker will snap your line and go a mile. Lost a few rigs like this from excitement trying to get back out in a hurry for another fish,lol. Hold one rod and put the other in holder. If you get slack line re-throw and keep line pretty tight. So you can see if you have a bite. Don't leave out too long or the sand will bury the sinker and you will lose your rig. If the action is hot, you may only be able to fish one rod. GL

    Ps. One way to find out if fish are biting fleas, is to let the wave come up on beach. Start digging down in the sand with your hand about a foot deep as the water is running back out. If you feel the fleas little legs tickling your palm and bodies about the shape of a pecan. Grab them and throw them in a bucket and fish with them. If you can catch them like that, bets are the fish are after them, too!

    April 01, 2013 at 10:18am
    A comment titled: If I was you! in response to a report titled: Moving South Need Help

    GT summed it up! The whole lake can be great, but you can spend a week trying to catch a limit, if you let it overwhelm you! If there is current, fishing can be great! If the main lake near Southmont is muddy, go on down Hwy 8 to flat swamp and fish or Abbotts. I like it up river around log jams with spinnerbaits when there is current. But, if you don't know the lake I would just stay out from up there! When it is muddy the main lake will tear your boat to pieces. It isn't uncommon to see whole trees floating down river. Add the wind it can be dangerous! I would just fish as close to the weigh in spot as possible and not try to run all the way to other end of the lake. There is a lot of brushpiles in High Rock, so plan on losing a lot of lures. But, if you fish structure good then Spiderjigs can't be beat! Patience is key! Don't be too proud to drop the front anchor upwind and fish a spot from the back of the boat. That way you fish a spot out and not spend all your time using a trolling motor to get back on the point or dropoff! You can catch a limit on one or two good spots. GL

    March 25, 2013 at 3:55pm
    A comment titled: Desrt? in response to a report titled: Best Deer Roast Recipe

    Tater salad, cornbread n roast. whats for desert?

    March 14, 2013 at 8:59pm
    A comment titled: My kind of post! in response to a report titled: 2013 deer/everything else classic

    I missed the Classic, but thanks to the forum, got the jist! I enjoyed this post and replies! Joco some great points. I will consider this post this year. ncoutdoorsman welcome to the forum! Some great points there, too! Thinking back some of the biggest deer I have seen, were on field edges. I grew up hunting a club and 1000's of acres. Dad took us way back in the woods. He usually was the last to get to his stand. We saw more flags than antler. And if any antler, it was moving 30 mph. Most of the deer were killed near where we parked. The deer would back track and circle us going in. I like yall's points on not disturbing the woods!

    March 11, 2013 at 8:04pm
    A comment titled: this is freedom in response to a report titled: Biden says you only need 2 shots!

    take away these rights? Come on this is what America was founded on. Biden ordered one with a double barrel strapped on the front. This is much cooler!

    February 22, 2013 at 2:25pm
    A comment titled: 3.5 min. in response to a report titled: Update on 26 Point

    That is a really wild looking deer. Very nice! I would say at least 4.5 years. But, I am no expert!

    February 20, 2013 at 8:01pm
    A comment titled: Hey, that is awesome! in response to a report titled: Being A 'Dad' can be the best thing in the world

    I have two daughters, 16, 15. They like fishing better, than hunting. They both have bows and shoot as good as me. They are my little annie oakleys. Although aren't little anymore. I never had much time to take the when the were little. I think they will go some this year. Congrats on some nice deer, ladies!

    February 17, 2013 at 7:19pm
    A comment titled: Whoa! in response to a report titled: Couple Cool Pictures I took of a few SPURSUADER Turkey calls

    Those wheels are worth a lot of money, dude! Model T I think!

    February 15, 2013 at 6:45pm
    A comment titled: Those are nice looking wheely Bars! in response to a report titled: 8 POINT

    Might not want to go up a real steep hill loaded tail heavy tho! That is a stocky racked deer. Congrats!

    February 13, 2013 at 6:24pm
    A comment titled: It is a good bow to buy $ wise. in response to a report titled: PSE Bow

    It is great for a youth or ladies or man bow. You can adjust the draw length and poundage on them a long ways. More than any other bow. They are compact feeling. The only thing is the cams are large, and tend to get tangled in briars easily. I found one used loaded for 300$. I shot it a year and then adjusted for my daughter. I got me another used loaded PSE a Citation II now and even though it is older. Is a bit faster and more balanced feeling. I think the more compact bows aren't near as forgiving. I prefer a longer bow. I grew up shooting recurves, fingers, instinctive, though. I won a older Proline bow from Ebay for 70$. And my other daughter uses it. She shoots as good as me. We have little competitions and it is one of our things!
    www.just-archery.com affiliated with ebay. You used to be able to get some steals there. But think they shut site down, now. Just try ebay, you need to become registered user. And you need paypal to purchase.

    February 13, 2013 at 7:25am
    A comment titled: this turkey has no preference in response to a report titled: SPURSUADER Turkey Calls...See any you like?

    I would feel honored to get any one of them. They are nice, and I'm sure sound nice, too! I will scratch up the money, somehow!

    February 07, 2013 at 3:27pm
    A comment titled: BIG Heads in response to a report titled: Who will bring heads to the Dixie Deer Classic?

    I hope to come to the classic, though I didn't get a nice rack this year to score. I guess I could bring one of my older ones, though. I too, think it would be cool to meet you all at a designated location at a certain time. I just hope they have a tall and wide entrance door. Some of those racks yall got are huge. I'm sure those heads aren't the only ones that will have a hard time fitting thru! LOL Mine especially!
    We should come up with a printable logo, saying something like 'North Carolina Sportsman Forum Varmints' and pin on our caps. That way we could promote our discussion forum and be easily picked out by our cohorts!
    Hopefully, no one would be holding a grudge over some of our sometimes heated discussions! LOL If someone on here had a booth, then that would be a good meet spot. I vote Diane our group president!

    February 01, 2013 at 9:59am
    A comment titled: Winded Turkey in response to a report titled: Hope the Turkeys can hang on in a 60/70 MPH Wind!!

    I was deer hunting during the week Sandy came by. The wind was rather blustery and I had contemplated getting down. I had my stand set up 20 yards behind a old tobacco barn. About that time I saw something move at the top point of the roof. Out came five turkey, one after the other. They had roosted in the barn. They got on the ground and I could hear their wings as they did. Came toward my corn pile and milled around a bit. I barely moved to get my camera, and they blended away and on down the edge.
    Sometimes as I walked in to stand I could hear something in the barn. I figure they did this quite a bit more than you would think. I think there isn't any reason for you to worry about the wind getting them.

    February 01, 2013 at 9:26am
    A comment titled: Salt n Pepper. in response to a report titled: Favorite Recipes?!?! Wild edition

    Rabbits hot and rabbits cold
    Rabbits young and rabbits old
    Rabbits tender and rabbits tough
    Thank the Lord there are rabbits enough!

    This is what a kid sang to Jefferson Davis when his party stopped to ask him for directions during their retreat to Charlotte 1865. Somewhere south of Greensboro. Probably Lexington.

    I will get the Cooter Stew recipe from my mom when I get back home! I remember eating as a kid. My cousin caught a snapping turtle from the pond and it was as big as a trash can lid. He drug it up in the yard with a john deer lawn mower. My grandma cut its head off with pretty much one swipe of a knife. I remember her cleaning it, fussing about the bones. And a few may have gotten in the pot. But, remember it being very good. A milk based stew with butter, salt n pepper.

    January 30, 2013 at 12:50pm
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