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Augie #541388 11/15/21 04:45 PM
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Is that a Remington Classic? Nice buck

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Late 1940s Winchester 70. Grampa Wilkie bought it after he got home from his stint as a ball turret gunner on a B17.

I've owned it since 1986. I should retire it, but I have this irrational emotional attachment to the old thing that I just can't shake off.

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Originally Posted by Augie
Late 1940s Winchester 70. Grampa Wilkie bought it after he got home from his stint as a ball turret gunner on a B17.

I've owned it since 1986. I should retire it, but I have this irrational emotional attachment to the old thing that I just can't shake off.

That’s pretty cool. I’d keep using it. I doubt you’re wearing it out. I hunt with an old Belgian Browning from the 50s. I bought it used, and it’s pretty darn accurate to 200 yards. Beyond that I don’t trust myself. My dad and grandad never hunted. No firearms in our house. Maybe my grandson pictured above will want it. Here’s a picture of it with my buck from a few years ago.
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7 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs) Restocked HSB (2020) I think we have survivors!
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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Very nice! Quality firearms will last as long as someone wants to take care of them.

My old Winchester is more accurate than the operator could ever hope to be.

Two or three rounds a year is all I put through it. Haven't felt the need to shoot paper with it for over ten years.

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Zep #541505 11/20/21 07:46 AM
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Finally got my deer. Not a wall hanger, but ok for our little farm. Pic makes his antlers look bigger. Ha! [Linked Image from hosting.photobucket.com]

It was a great morning.

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7 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs) Restocked HSB (2020) I think we have survivors!
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.
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Congrats!

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Congrats, SetterGuy!



"Pic makes his antlers look bigger. Ha!"

Who knew that the Condello fish photo technique also works for deer! laugh

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Do Moose count? I've yet to get out for deer this season and might not the way things are going whoever I did tip over a Moose with the archery gear in September. 15 year draw. Solo hunt with Iphone picture so it is not the best however... If this doesn't qualify I'll pull it down....

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Zep #541519 11/21/21 12:23 PM
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By my math:

Moose counts 2x.

Bow counts 4x.

Therefore, I calculate that an 8x "congrats" is the appropriate response.


Hey Incept,

8x congrats!




P.S. Are moose good to eat or are they more of a trophy hunt?

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laugh Thanks! It was a pretty swell hunt. To answer your question, Moose is absolutely delicious. Soooooo good. The trophy aspect is great and all however the meat is phenomenal. Ended up with 331 pounds in the freezer.

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I agree with FishinRod. Amazing. 300+ pounds of meat!


7 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM (no longer), HBG (way too many), SMB, and HSB (didn’t make it. 0 seen in 5 yrs) Restocked HSB (2020) I think we have survivors!
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Originally Posted by Incept
Do Moose count?

Yes they count. Pretty awesome.

SetterGuy your deer too.


Fishing has never been about the fish....

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Moose counts x3 at least compared to whitetail.

Tastes better, too.

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Thanks all! Super huge congrats to everyone else as well. Some dandy deer up on here. Wish I could find Whitetail like that round here more than occasionally.

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Originally Posted by Incept
Thanks all! Super huge congrats to everyone else as well. Some dandy deer up on here. Wish I could find Whitetail like that round here more than occasionally.

I was thinking Alberta is where the giant white tail are.


All the really good ideas I've ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
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A friend of mine took this one on my west Texas place in October.

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A few hanging.

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Oh, it is. There are some crankers in Alberta. Further North though from where I am is where you'll find them. I mean, we have some around my neck of the woods however they are few and far between. For more consistent big deer farther North is better. Or Saskatchwan. Monsters over there.....

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Nice buck Tbar. Very nice

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Very nice buck


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Originally Posted by Tbar
A few hanging.

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Three types of deer:

Whitetails

Mule Deer

Texas Bat Deer!

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