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  1. tobydog

    Hearing protection

    What do people use? I am looking into getting spending a little money on some because as I get older, between the shooting, leaf blowing and chainsaw...I am starting to say "what?" too much:) I like the write ups on the Bose QC35 ii headphones but have my doubts they would fair very well when...
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    MA turkey this morning...with my daughter in tow:)

    My original plan was to leave my 870 at home and get two turkey with bow this year. On Sunday a friend of mine and I were moving a deer stand adjacent to an area where I know there is a lot of turkey. As we were working, we saw three toms in the field, one was big, the other two were average...
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    getting psyched for monday moring

    have located a few toms at different sites...hoping things go as planned.
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    Decent trout in March...cant complain

    Been catching some good fighters on 4lb test with a light rod. fun.
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    Turkey with a bow

    Over the past 5 years I have done well with turkey hunting. I really enjoy it and I'm looking forward to this season. I have decided to leave the 870 at home and go after them with my bow. I'd be interested in hearing anything useful from those who have taken turkeys with bows. Thanks.
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    wood pile pics

    talk on another post got me thinking there must be some monster wood piles in this group. lets see some pics... this is my work in progress, started in july close to 4 cords now...will grow to about 6-7, not a monster but enough for 2 years for me since i sprayed foam insulation in 3/4 of my house.
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    .410 for Turkey?

    Finally got my 13 year old daughter to say yes to come out turkey hunting with me next Spring. She is small for her age and I'm wondering if she cold get the job done with a .410 if I call the bird to within 15-20 yards. Thoughts?
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    Mass Carry question

    A friend of mine asked me a question that I didn't know the answer to. consider the person in the example has a class A ltc... if you're inside your home with you gun on your hip and the doorbell rings...is it legal to answer the door wo concealing the weapon?
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    Hunting...prefer alone or with others?

    Curious what you guys prefer? I prefer alone, at least for now.
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    This place is dead today!

    Figured I'd post something since it is a slow day on HC. Spent my morning - till 930- trying to call in a tom in a field who was surrounded by hens. No deal. It was a lot of fun watching them though sometimes w binos but mostly not. I didnt get a bird but they put on a show fighting for space...
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    decent bird, had to work for him a bit

    Yesterday I got the blind and hen decoy set up in the dark where I heard a gobbler on opening day and make the mistake of trying to move closer to the bird. The edge of a field with a fair mount of woods behind me where they roost. I think I scared him off on Monday. First light comes and I hear...
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    Has this happened to you? if so how did you handle?

    In the last six months this has happened to me twice, once with a co-worker and once with a barber cutting my hair. Both guys in their mid-thirties. Each of these people has told me, as if it were no big deal, about how they had been fishing recently and thrown in the fact that they don?t have a...
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    friend looking for a bow

    A friend of mine is looking for a bow. He is a taller guy and needs something that fits the specs below. If anyone has something they are looking to get rid of, PM me. Thanks. 32-33? draw length 40-60lb. draw weight
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    looking for advice on shooting clays

    I didn?t call this trap or skeet because I am not doing either. I am simply shooting clays at this point. I did it for the first time a few weeks ago and I?m addicted. Really fun. I am hitting about 75% of what goes up. Since I have very little experience with this I figured it would be worth...
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    Pittsburg NH brook trout

    Went up Thursday last week came home yesterday. Caught 7 all together, all about the same size. Good trip with my dad (78) and brother. We have been going up there since my brother and I were kids. lots of moose, deer, turkey and a grouse with her 4 babies on the side of a logging road seen.
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    sick fox?

    Saw this fox taking a leak 6:30 Saturday morning at the top of my street. Soaking wet, eyes all skwinty. Did not seem to have a ton of energy. Was wondering if it was sick, rabid maybe? Kind of a weird site.
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    good morning yesterday

    Set up some decoys in a field a few minutes before sunrise yesterday . Made one owl call and got a response within 80 yards or so. Made a few clucks after a few minutes. It was a quick morning, this guy came over to check out the decoys and then turned around to walk away because he didn?t like...
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    x-ray surprise

    we got a 3 year old chocolate lab last September from down south. he got into my wife's sewing basket and i was afraid he ate something that might harm him. i took him to the vet for an x-ray and they didn't exactly find what I was expecting. Looks like someone took a shot at him with a pellet...
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    coyote call help

    I'm looking forward to taking out a coyote or two. I was able to take a 50 yard running shot at one (missed) while deer hunting and it peaked my interest . I'm wondering if there is a call out there that sells for under $50 that is worth buying? I'd prefer one with a remote and noticed this was...
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    High wind hunting

    Looking at taking a vacation day to hunt on Thursday. Noticed the wind is supposed to be a bit high (17 mph). Thoughts?


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