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TheBig1
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Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by TheBig1 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:48 pm

I hope that during my absence that everyone has faired well and that all of the friends that I once made on here are still around.

I've had a busy year. I got into reloading last June and have been having a blast with that and have spent too much money as usual on equipment. I also got pretty hardcore into predator hunting, yotes, fox, ect... I've had a blast with that also but have struck out every single time that I've gone out. Luckily I bought a FoxPro Fusion e-caller. A word of knowledge here, predators won't come to your call just because you bought a really expensive, top of the line caller. Who knew? LOL

My son and I have been having a blast. I gained custody of him several months back and we've been having a lot of fun.

Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I've been really busy on a lot of reloading and predator hunting forums and have neglected my first forum that truly accepted me and showed me not all of humanity is a bunch of jerks.

I'll certainly try to start stopping back more periodically. Oh, and before you ask, it was also a rough year of deer hunting. The mountains are tough but that's how I like it. They can be anywhere at anytime and not where you think they'll be.

Chad
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Now then, get your equipment, your quiver and bow, and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by vixenmaster » Mon May 01, 2017 3:15 pm

Welcome back stranger :)
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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by jody5252 » Mon May 01, 2017 3:53 pm

I was starting to wonder about ya' Glad to see that you are back...
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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by Hi5 » Mon May 01, 2017 5:41 pm

Not much news from my side.

Got an archery elk last fall. Bear hunters have forgotten or forgiven my recipe for bear bait. Didn't get any coyotes to send to BooFest.

Things have been kind of dreary. :D :D
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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by paulaboutform » Mon May 01, 2017 5:56 pm

Welcome back Chad. I hope this turns into a year of positives and successful hunts for you....and especially time afield with your son. :D

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Post by Boo » Mon May 01, 2017 6:38 pm

Hey Chad!
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Post by mr meat » Mon May 01, 2017 7:14 pm

Welcome back!
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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by catclr » Mon May 01, 2017 7:58 pm

Welcome back Chad. Make memories afield with your son.

I never did take the plunge into the high price electronic callers, but made my own and along with cowhorn howlers and mouth blown calls, and been lucky to take coyotes and fox. Just keep at it and it will fall into place for you.
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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by wabi » Mon May 01, 2017 8:16 pm

Welcome back!
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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by L. E. Carroll » Mon May 01, 2017 8:18 pm

I love my Foxpro's ( an Inferno and a Hell Fire ) which I have paired up with my "Walking Varmint Rifle", that being a light weight CZ 452 in 223 with a Leupold VX-2 4 1/2 x 14 AO. and then there's the Bushmaster V-target... can't have too many AR's :lol: :lol: to many coyotes and rock chucks and not enough time :wink:

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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by longbow joe » Mon May 01, 2017 9:53 pm

Hey chadster good to hear from you. My usually successful preditor hunting has sucked a little this year also .pleanty of dogs just not callen em in .as in any kind of hunting "luck" does play a part .
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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by TheBig1 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:12 pm

Thanks guys, it's good to hear from all of the usual suspects.

My wife also got her dream job at a doctors office that she used to work at 15 years ago. I too got a part time job at a local, new gun shop and indoor range. I'm loving it also. A lot of positives going on right now.

Chad
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Now then, get your equipment, your quiver and bow, and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by TheBig1 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:16 pm

L. E. Carroll wrote:I love my Foxpro's ( an Inferno and a Hell Fire ) which I have paired up with my "Walking Varmint Rifle", that being a light weight CZ 452 in 223 with a Leupold VX-2 4 1/2 x 14 AO. and then there's the Bushmaster V-target... can't have too many AR's :lol: :lol: to many coyotes and rock chucks and not enough time :wink:

What's your set up?

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Genesis 27:3
Now then, get your equipment, your quiver and bow, and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by TheBig1 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:18 pm

jody5252 wrote:I was starting to wonder about ya' Glad to see that you are back...
Jody, I was thinking about you just this past weekend. I was cleaning up all of my hunting stuff for the season and came across the box of Steelforce that you sent me. My wife immediately accused me of buying yet another item. So I had to tell her how gracious and generous you were.
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Re: Hello All, It's Been a Little While

Post by xcaliber » Tue May 02, 2017 10:16 am

Good to see you back. How is your son doing with the compound bow?
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