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Getting closer
« on: Sep 11, 2022, 10:17 AM »
Almost deer killin time, that means ice is right around the corner, i need more walleye in my diet this year, gotta go after it
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #1 on: Sep 11, 2022, 12:01 PM »
Yup. 1) Gave up hunting this year but I have some orders in for some Venison  ;)
2) Been working on ice gear already and 3) Waiting for the fall cool down, then get back over to Erie. Been chomping at the bit for that.
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 2022, 12:23 PM »
Going to try to hunt more here..but olady and kid can hunt and i will probably fish.some of the best river fishing is in the fall.im just a better fisherman than hunter.

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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2022, 12:29 PM »
Going to try to hunt more here..but olady and kid can hunt and i will probably fish.some of the best river fishing is in the fall.im just a better fisherman than hunter.

Same here Doc. Hunting had become a whole lot more work to me. Not a fan of climbing trees anymore either.
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #4 on: Sep 11, 2022, 11:26 PM »
Shoot yall wanna get on some meat from the ground ya just holler at me, i have treestands too but i got a few places loaded with does i mop up every year
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #5 on: Sep 17, 2022, 12:23 PM »


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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #6 on: Sep 26, 2022, 02:21 PM »
Was at the Grandville, MI Cabelas on Sunday 9/25/22.  The "ice room" is where the Bargain Cave used to be....for the most part it was still "under construction" but all the ice lures are up along with their allotment of SM augers.  Looks like they just had last years leftovers for rod/reels and a few Otter shanty/accessories....no ice electronics yet. Talked with the kid setting it up and he said nothing really new this year, which i already knew.  He said that what they have now & get soon is it for the season, when it's gone it's gone....they don't have the ability to re-stock.
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #7 on: Sep 26, 2022, 02:48 PM »
Was at the Grandville, MI Cabelas on Sunday 9/25/22.  The "ice room" is where the Bargain Cave used to be....for the most part it was still "under construction" but all the ice lures are up along with their allotment of SM augers.  Looks like they just had last years leftovers for rod/reels and a few Otter shanty/accessories....no ice electronics yet. Talked with the kid setting it up and he said nothing really new this year, which i already knew.  He said that what they have now & get soon is it for the season, when it's gone it's gone....they don't have the ability to re-stock.

Not surprised. Cabelas has long not been an ice fishing mecca. You probably find just as much...if not more...at Hilltop don't ya? I usually make the drive to D and R in K'zoo They have it all.
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #8 on: Sep 27, 2022, 02:52 PM »
Yes Hilltop has greatly improved the last couple years....and now with the new owner i have no doubt they'll have everything i'll ever need.  Was only at Cabelas to try to use my Cabelas Bucks.....only ammo i swear they didn't have was 300 win mag....which is what i was looking for.
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #9 on: Sep 27, 2022, 04:27 PM »
Yes Hilltop has greatly improved the last couple years....and now with the new owner i have no doubt they'll have everything i'll ever need.  Was only at Cabelas to try to use my Cabelas Bucks.....only ammo i swear they didn't have was 300 win mag....which is what i was looking for.
i spent my cabelas bucks  on a 350 legend.they were out of ammo for it in grandville.cant stand cabelas.

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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #10 on: Sep 29, 2022, 05:37 AM »
Anyone recommend a good hard hitting load for the 350. I need to up the odds on pass thru.
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #11 on: Sep 29, 2022, 06:23 AM »
Im trying the 180 grain winchester and federal 180 350 ammo.ive only had my 350 legend a week but target practice on a old metal fridge at 100 yards is blowing some mean looking holes out the backside.

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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #12 on: Oct 02, 2022, 08:50 PM »


I also justpicked up a 350, i been using the Winchester 180s and i feel very confident about them
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #13 on: Oct 13, 2022, 06:23 AM »
Yuuuuup!

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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #14 on: Oct 15, 2022, 03:51 PM »


Freezer is filling up, 3 more does and ill be good, still have the top 2 shelves set aside for fish, got a few packs of walleye left, last year treated me pretty ok on the walleye front, gonna try and do a shelf of eyes and a shelf of perch this year if all goes according to plan
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #15 on: Oct 15, 2022, 03:56 PM »

Freezer is filling up, 3 more does and ill be good, still have the top 2 shelves set aside for fish, got a few packs of walleye left, last year treated me pretty ok on the walleye front, gonna try and do a shelf of eyes and a shelf of perch this year if all goes according to plan

Well done sir. Sounds like you've got a good plan too.
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #16 on: Oct 15, 2022, 04:03 PM »
Well we will see if the plan works lol, we dont eat beef much in our house anymore, maybe 5-10 lbs a year, it has really made a difference in the health of my guts, beef is just so fatty it really gives me a hard time, venison is so much leaner. As for fish, i really only like perch walleye and whitefish, occasionally panfish, though i detest having to clean gills, scales like a darn alligator gar lol..... And its so expensive in the stores, so i do my best to get enough to last us the year, now if i could just find a wild substitute for chickens id be golden!
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #17 on: Oct 15, 2022, 04:07 PM »
Nice job DS..👍
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #18 on: Oct 15, 2022, 04:47 PM »
Well we will see if the plan works lol, we dont eat beef much in our house anymore, maybe 5-10 lbs a year, it has really made a difference in the health of my guts, beef is just so fatty it really gives me a hard time, venison is so much leaner. As for fish, i really only like perch walleye and whitefish, occasionally panfish, though i detest having to clean gills, scales like a darn alligator gar lol..... And its so expensive in the stores, so i do my best to get enough to last us the year, now if i could just find a wild substitute for chickens id be golden!

You need to get one of these. Perfect for skinning panfish. Lots of 'em on Ebay. Game changer for me.



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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #19 on: Oct 15, 2022, 05:21 PM »
Nice shooting! Been really really busy and the wind is t cooperating with me. Lol

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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #20 on: Oct 15, 2022, 05:27 PM »
Wind has been awful, my brother in law is sitting in my stand now, hes never killed a deer he just got into hunting, he is probably frozen lol
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #21 on: Oct 15, 2022, 05:57 PM »
Yeah real windy here too.none of the family went hunting tonight.had the olady and kid target shooting the crossbow but it was a challenge to hold it steady in the wind today.they are heading out tomorrow morning while i hit the river.

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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #22 on: Oct 15, 2022, 06:02 PM »
You need to get one of these. Perfect for skinning panfish. Lots of 'em on Ebay. Game changer for me.



oh yeah the old townsend fish skinner.the older ones with the metal wingnut handle work great but the newer ones have a red plastic knob that breaks off very easily.

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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #23 on: Oct 15, 2022, 06:06 PM »
oh yeah the old townsend fish skinner.the older ones with the metal wingnut handle work great but the newer ones have a red plastic knob that breaks off very easily.

I have 1 of each. I use the metal one. The plastic one is new and I want to keep it that way.
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #24 on: Oct 15, 2022, 06:17 PM »
I have 1 of each. I use the metal one. The plastic one is new and I want to keep it that way.

Hmmm... best line up yer fish and use this then. Really makes the scales fly.  ;)



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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #25 on: Oct 24, 2022, 03:22 PM »


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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #26 on: Oct 24, 2022, 03:27 PM »


Congratulations   Nice.👍
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #27 on: Oct 26, 2022, 10:22 AM »
Got enough venison, rats & birds in da freezer. 60 day countdown to Houghton starts today  & spears keep talking dirty to me from da storage closet!
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #28 on: Oct 29, 2022, 06:29 AM »


#4, getting closer by the day
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Re: Getting closer
« Reply #29 on: Oct 30, 2022, 07:19 PM »




Tally is up to 5, this latest is a big 7, all deer have been taken on public land, 1 in iosco, 4 in tuscola county, heading back to iosco Wednesday til sunday to stick a few more does hopefully
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