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by grouse
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Local turkey season compromised with virus?
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Local turkey season compromised with virus?

Our Missouri youth turkey season starts this coming Saturday , 4/4, - two weeks before the regular season. I'm not a fan of all of the youth seasons we have - turkey, deer, quail and pheasant. Youths are defined as 6 - 15 year olds, so they get 10 years of first crack at everything. Of course they h...
by grouse
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Spring turkey season, dissapointment
Replies: 15
Views: 287

Re: Spring turkey season, dissapointment

I don't agree with the shutdown, but I guess it's their call. They absolutely owe you a refund though. Anything else is just stealing!
by grouse
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT/Burning wood
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: OT/Burning wood

I'm surprised at how often burning maple is mentioned in this thread. Hard maple seems too valuable for its syrup and furniture applications to use as firewood. I would think it would be like we treat white oak around here. White oak burns and splits well, but it's too valuable for making barrel sta...
by grouse
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT/Burning wood
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: OT/Burning wood

We have a lot of good species to choose from, hedge, locust, hickory and ash are among the best. Hedge burns so hot that some people are afraid to burn it for fear of damaging their stove. Hedge also dulls your chain faster than most species.
by grouse
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT/Burning wood
Replies: 19
Views: 358

OT/Burning wood

I'm curious what other peoples thoughts are about burning firewood. Here in the lower Midwest we have a variety of excellent hardwoods available to cut, split and burn. What do those of you in the more northern states and Canada like to burn? What brand of chainsaw works best for you and do you have...
by grouse
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: As Real as it Gets - Positive COVID Test
Replies: 36
Views: 944

Re: As Real as it Gets - Positive COVID Test

Hopefully you remain asymptomatic and the others in your family recover quickly without hospitalization. You're clearly acting responsibly and I hope everyone else does too.
by grouse
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: This sh*t is real!
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: This sh*t is real!

My dad had colon cancer, had the surgery and lived for many more years before he died of other causes. Your wife can recover and you can have a lot more time together.
by grouse
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T when the coronavirus appeared on cheers
Replies: 5
Views: 237

O/T when the coronavirus appeared on cheers

They saw this coming back in the late 1980s!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tqdOwOxY3s
by grouse
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: CORONAVIRUS SCARE- INFORMATION WE ARE NOT RECEIVING
Replies: 64
Views: 1522

Re: CORONAVIRUS SCARE- INFORMATION WE ARE NOT RECEIVING

Perhaps the reason we had high death tolls from past epidemics is that we did little or nothing to prevent the spread. I'm 71, have never spent the night in a hospital and am on no prescription drugs. You could say I'm lucky (you're right) but I say eating venison and other healthy foods, working ou...
by grouse
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T using LP or gasoline to control moles and gophers
Replies: 17
Views: 464

O/T using LP or gasoline to control moles and gophers

This short video shows an effective way to rid your yard of moles and gophers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XBQbS0ACm4
by grouse
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ot ...The virus scare
Replies: 70
Views: 2029

Re: Ot ...The virus scare

When the outbreak in China was first announced I took some notice. Their leadership was very slow, at first, in taking steps to deal with the problem. Then they shut down the whole country. Documentary video showed people being forcibly hauled out of their apartments (where wasn't indicated--maybe ...
by grouse
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: TURKEY HUNTING! It’s here New Brunswick
Replies: 21
Views: 672

Re: TURKEY HUNTING! It’s here New Brunswick

What does wild turkey taste like? I've eaten wild ruffed grouse, pheasant, waterfowl, and spruce grouse of which I'll never do again lol. Is the meat a little tough with just a hint of wild taste, similar to comparing grouse to domestic chicken? Wayne From my experience, a mature turkey will have T...
by grouse
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Lead free bullets
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Lead free bullets

I plan to try non lead ammo this year, but I don't re-load. Any suggestions on factory loads for a .270 and a 6.5 creedmoor?
by grouse
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning

Hey Grouse....I've got some "points" that are so small, you'd think they were just a flake off of a piece of flint. Normally these are referred to as "bird points". I've actually got a ton of stuff that I have found and then added more that I got from my late father-in-law. He started collecting in...
by grouse
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: O/T. Eagles and lead poisoning

I hereby withdraw my earlier apology and would like to add that there are certainly some interesting, intelligent and knowledgeable people on this forum. AJ101 mentioned collecting native American artifacts in a previous post. I've been finding a few artifacts on a farm I own in NE Missouri then did...