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    Camp Purchases in Maine

    Has anyone recently purchased a camp/land in Maine? I got a lead on a piece of property in Androscoggin county and I wanted to learn more about potential purchase/financing options. I am looking for any good information on quirks of land purchase specifically in Maine that may be different...
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    What scope/base/rings for Tikka t3X lite in .30-06

    Got a good deal on a new LH rifle. Now I need to outfit it with optics. Any recommendations? I am not doing much shooting over 200 yards. I've had good luck with the Leupold scopes in the past, but open to any reasonable option. Trying to keep the cost under $500 for the scope/base/rings.
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    Looking like coyote hunting contests are done for in MA
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    E-Scouting Turkeys

    So, I am trying to narrow down scouting locations for some boots on the ground work, in east central MA (Zones 9 and 10). I know a lot the public areas that have the optimum pines, oaks, and field combo are typically packed with other hunters and getting too crowded for my comfort. So I am...
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    F&W Community Meeting on Coyote Contest 4/4 in West Barnstable Anyone on the Cape going to this? I am interested in knowing how it goes, as this has been a hot topic this season. It's a good opportunity for anti-hunters to make it look bad. Hopefully some...
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    Thoughts on the BLR in 30-06?

    Thinking of swapping my righty Savage 111 in .30-06 for a Browning BLR in .30-06. As a lefty, I like operating my 336 better than my RH bolt action. The BLR seems like a good compromise. I don't think I'll ever be hunting out west, so effective range isn't really a major factor. But I am...
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    Enfield 1858 2 Band - Newbie

    So, I got incredibly lucky and won a nice Parker and Hale 1858 Enfield rifle. But my only experience with muzzleloaders is my plain jane Traditions in-line. Any good resources out there for supplies, minie ball molds, lead, cleaning jags, etc? Also, can I use triple 7 in that, or do I need to...
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    Cooler Size for Deer?

    So I am hoping to score a deer on my upcoming Indiana trip and looking for cooler for transport back to MA. I don't think Indiana is a CWD state, so I am hoping I can bring back some bone-in cuts, etc. Cabelas has a 120 qt Igloo on sale this week, but that may be too big. Any recommendations...
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    This pic gets me pumped for my Indiana hunt!

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    My Remington Model 6

    Getting the barrel re-lined on my early 1900s Model 6. The rifling was shot and the chamber had bulged a bit making casing extraction tough, but the gun was cosmetically in good shape. I hemmed and hawed, but decided I'd rather have it in shooting condition. It was my great grandfather's and...
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    Turkey sightings?

    I am seeing zero turkeys in the metrowest area east of 495/west of Boston/north of I-90, specifically while cruising by the WMAs. Anyone seeing birds (I don't want to know where specifically) outside the neighborhoods, or did the noreasters drive them out of the woods for food/shelter?
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    Boot Liners

    I was gifted a pair of second hand LL Bean hunting boots that look like they were never worn, but they are one size bigger than I usually wear. Anyone here ever use wool boot liners? I am wondering if I can put a set of those in them and make them a better fit. If do go the liner route, not...
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    New Hunter Ethics Question

    So, as a new hunter, and specifically an adult onset hunter, I am noticing a trend on the local Facebook pages. I thought I would ask this group to get thoughts. The basic question is what do you do when you see violations of regulations? Background below. I think there are a growing number...
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    Planning an Indiana Hunt

    Looks like I have the chance to hunt 14 acres my Uncle has out in north central Indiana. Not big, I know, but he's never hunted it but he is looking forward to getting out there. He's had a trail camera up the last couple of years and regularly has nice 8-10 point bucks. The land: It's a piece...
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    What Parts do you keep handy?

    Thinking about that other thread regarding Remington going bankrupt (potentially) and thinking about some of the firearms I have in the safe. What replacement parts do you keep on hand (if any)? I have a couple of extra magazines, but that's about it for parts. Maybe not a bad idea to have a...
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    Dang it. There went the LL Bean Warranty

    Just got an email that they are ending the old return policy.
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    Dog Leashes WMAs Hearing 2/6 Report

    I went to the hearing last night. ( I thought F&W did a decent job of presenting their mission (protecting wildlife and supporting traditional use which includes hunting, fishing, trapping, and wildlife...
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    Lakeside cabin rentals MA, VT, NH, CT

    Looking into renting a cabin for February school vacation, which is the week of 2/19 in my central MA town. Ideally something on or a short walk to a lake or good sized pond so I can show my girls how to ice fish. (Since they are 4 and 7, I have to plan on them getting cold in about an hour...
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    New Proposed WMA Regulation - Dogs need leases if not hunting/training

    Has anyone else seen this? Looking at the proposal, this seems like a pro-hunter move to limit general off-lease dog walking on WMAs and make sure if your dog is off-lease, you're hunting or training the dog...
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    NE Fishing and Outdoors Expo - Boxboro, MA 1/26-1/28

    Anyone going this year? I've been the last two years with my daughters and we typically have a good time. Planning to go again this year. Also eyeing the show in Springfield. I've never been to that one, is it bigger/better than Boxboro? I'd like to find a relatively local show that has more...

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