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by grouse
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Speaks for itself
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Speaks for itself

VixChix wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:51 pm
Take out the beer.... add scotch.... 😁😁😁
Just make it beer AND scotch (cask strength single malt).
by grouse
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Checking in
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Checking in

Good luck and congratulations on your promotion! I wish I could help on the hunting land search but you're about 500 miles away from where I am. You have some time and I hope you find a great place.
by grouse
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Any new plans for 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 756

Re: Any new plans for 2021

The best hunting land isn't usually the most expensive land around. My farm is just 6 miles from the beginning of the big prairie where farms sell for $6-8 thousand an acre. There are rolling hills and creeks where my farm is and still lots of crop fields. Consequently there is better habitat and mo...
by grouse
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: And you think a twinstrike is expensive.
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: And you think a twinstrike is expensive.

There used to be a certain charm associated with archery equipment. Bowhunters had to get much closer to their quarry and were generally considered to be good woodsmen and good hunters. Equipment like this new Ravin does to bowhunting what steroids did to baseball. The charm goes away. The primitive...
by grouse
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow
Replies: 103
Views: 2499

Re: Excalibur TwinStrike Crossbow

Among the guns in my cabinet are a single barrel H&R and a single barrel Winchester. I also have a Browning Citori O/U. All three are nice guns but I like the Citori the best, it just has obvious advantages. Weight aside, I think an over and under crossbow would be an advantage on occasion. We have ...
by grouse
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excalibur Kid put one down
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Excalibur Kid put one down

Happy to see his success! I hope you both get as many as necessary to fill your freezer (which may be already full of beef).
by grouse
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT Boo
Replies: 27
Views: 463

Re: OT Boo

So you made it just in time for your parents to have another tax deduction (if Canadian tax regulations are like those the US). Happy Birthday!
by grouse
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Excerpt from Wild Goose Jack - Hunter/Conservationist
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Excerpt from Wild Goose Jack - Hunter/Conservationist

Good thoughts! Merry Christmas!
by grouse
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Ugly Buck
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

Re: Ugly Buck

I've said it before and I'll say it again, EVERY DEER IS A TROPHY! The stories of hunts on this forum are always enjoyable to read and yours was no exception. The work involved after shooting a deer is something I have never minded. It is actually a privilege. Congratulations, and enjoy your nutriti...
by grouse
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: O/T Christmas

This has been a bad year but it could have been a lot worse for me. No one in my family has gotten the virus and no one I know has died from covid. AJ - I'm glad to hear that your wife is doing so well. Health problems are the worst problems. We have a 4 month old grandson that we watch couple of da...
by grouse
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: South Carolina 11 Pointer
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: South Carolina 11 Pointer

Nice going. Every deer is a trophy! Some nice dinners coming this winter.
by grouse
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: knife sharpener
Replies: 28
Views: 1888

Re: knife sharpener

I have a folding diamond impregnated steel with its own nylon belt case that I bought at Bass Pro. It works well, but I mostly use it on fishing trips.. The thing that dulls knives the quickest is cutting against hard bones. The last few years, I have been carrying a Swiss Army Knife with a 3 1/2" b...
by grouse
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Walking in light
Replies: 54
Views: 2981

Re: Walking in light

I think we all have different needs for light even at the same age. The doctor who looks at my eyes and gives me my prescription for glasses tells me I have a bit of glaucoma which is not unusual for my age (67). When testing for a prescription, I can now not get a prescription that I feel is perfe...
by grouse
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Walking in light
Replies: 54
Views: 2981

Re: Walking in light

I have never uses any kind of a light to walk to a stand in my life and I'll be 72 next month. It can be pretty dark on a cloudy morning early in the season when there are leaves on the trees, but I always allow myself plenty of time (an extra 5-10 minutes) and walk slowly. Without a light my eyes a...
by grouse
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Doe
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: Doe

That story put a smile on my face. I may be wrong, but I think the model 97 is a John Browning developed gun and is pretty much a model 12 with a hammer. It's hard to beat a tripod stand. I have two ladder stands and a tripod and I hunt from the tripod too often because it's so comfortable and funct...