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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Bill in San Jose
2018 CA deer thread

The opener is 4 weeks from yesterday. We went for pigs (none- the sly devils) but saw some nice 2x2- for a lot of blacktails that’s as many tines as they’ll ever have.

Spotted this guy on a ridge....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Honda Pioneer 500 experience?

I took my wife to the Honda dealer to do a test ride around their parking lot. I don’t know if this is normal: in automatic it bucked on every upshift, and the tranny made a “ker-klunk” sound when it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 342
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Honda Pioneer 500 experience?

I agree it’s a great deal. I send him a PM. Logistics would be a challenge.

Driving to Uvalde then Bozeman are would turn a 1,000 mile drive into 3,300.

..... unless I could put together a TBH...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Please- The People’s Socialist Republic of...

Please- The People’s Socialist Republic of California.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Thank you for the feedback- all positive. We had...

Thank you for the feedback- all positive. We had a company event last week go-cart track racing. Despite my best efforts to go as fast as possible, when all the drivers were listed by average speed,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 342
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Thank God on the good medical news. On the...

Thank God on the good medical news.

On the girls, remind him it’s as easy to fall in love with a rich girl as a poor girl. :)


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Yes, they made a big difference when I fished....

Yes, they made a big difference when I fished. But I’d break or lose them!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I buy mine in the safety glasses section at Home...

I buy mine in the safety glasses section at Home Depot. $10-$12, impact resistant plastic and almost indestructible. They block sunlight like the $200 ones do.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Idid not read all replies. Call their fish...

Idid not read all replies.

Call their fish and game department customer service and ask. My 2 cents


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Honda Pioneer 500 experience?

I’m looking at ATVs for retirement. While at a local motorcycle and ATV store I saw the Honda Pioneer 500, the smallest of the Honda UTV line. What’s interesting is it fits in a full size pickup bed....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4,981
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Posted By Bill in San Jose
Effective use of decoys, especially cheap...

Effective use of decoys, especially cheap solutions like multiple burlap bags.

Since elk continually move, how long to stay in an area and hope vs. moving to snother spot.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-14-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4,636
Views: 485,498
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Somehow I spotted the nice hog skull...

Somehow I spotted the nice hog skull ‘presentation’.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,758
Posted By Bill in San Jose
They can play the 49ers in the Memories Bowl. ...

They can play the 49ers in the Memories Bowl.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Be careful with kids and pools

You folks with kids or grandkids and a pool nearby be alert. As my wife says, “What sound does a drowning child make? Silence.”

I know of 2 child pool drownings, and those kids were older. Be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Bill in San Jose
The deer opener is 5 weeks from yesterday. I’ve...

The deer opener is 5 weeks from yesterday. I’ve been hiking hard with 30 pounds in my new hunting pack to get prepared for Sept Montana elk, which will help me with the steep hills for deer.

I’m...
Forum: Traditional 06-10-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I”m happy with 43. I gave my 54 to my son. ...

I”m happy with 43. I gave my 54 to my son.

I’ve been shooting the bow, and like it more as we get “to know each other better”.

I try to gap shoot with 3-under and a high anchor point next to my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 342
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Posted By Bill in San Jose
One more prayer sent up. Sent from my...

One more prayer sent up.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Thanks! I’m watching craigslist for a used one....

Thanks! I’m watching craigslist for a used one. On Youtube it looks easy, but so does bowhunting elk!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 128,967
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Still half asleep- but a pinky in the air for CM...

Still half asleep- but a pinky in the air for CM from the west coast.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I found a local wood turning club. Sent...

I found a local wood turning club.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 342
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Views: 21,711
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Praise God for the good news. Sent from...

Praise God for the good news.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Educate me- wood turning

How would you get started if you don’t have a buddy with a lathe?

Option 1
- Take 3 hour intro class covering safety, types of lathes and tools, safety plus more
- Take lab 1- two, 3 hour...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Bill in San Jose
The MOH recipient was James A. Taylor. I’m...

The MOH recipient was James A. Taylor.

I’m humbled to have shaken his hand.

Capt. Taylor, Armor, was serving as executive officer of Troop B, 1st Squadron. His troop was engaged in an attack...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bill in San Jose
It’s a franchise? Do they look like Roma...

It’s a franchise?

Do they look like Roma (gypsies)?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Bill in San Jose
He mentioned his name when I introduced myself,...

He mentioned his name when I introduced myself, but I’m poor on remembering names.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Valor Games for disabled Vets

My daughter and I volunteered for the West Coast Valor Games yesterday. 80 Vets with varying disabilities participated in archery. I coached 1:1 two different archers in tge afternoon shoot. 10,20,30...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Would you have done the same?

“Excuse me sir. I noticed you’re eating out of garbage cans and thought of giving you a couple dollars. Then I noticed a better iPhone than I have. Can you help me understand?”


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,747
Posted By Bill in San Jose
RIP. I learned yesterday a guy I knew at the...

RIP. I learned yesterday a guy I knew at the archery club took his life.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-02-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,672
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Bear spray doesn’t work if the wind in swirling...

Bear spray doesn’t work if the wind in swirling and in your face.

My son lives, hunts, hikes and shed hunts in griz country. Statistics go out the windiw when your mechanic had to shoot a sow in...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-31-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,876
Posted By Bill in San Jose
It was the Phila police who overreacted and...

It was the Phila police who overreacted and arrested them. My point is, the Phila Police are who should be giving sensitivity training/ re-education.

Let’s see how the homeless camps in SF, SJ and...
Forum: Traditional 05-31-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Trad guys at the range shot it. They liked the...

Trad guys at the range shot it. They liked the draw and had never seen a longbow style riser and grip on a recurve.

I’m liking it. Only thing it needs is a “Texas inside” or “God bless Texas” in...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-31-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,876
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Do you drink Starbucks?

I “worked” the 2013 farewell-season at Candlestick Park. Here’s how I spoke to unruly fans.

Sir, your behavior is causing complaints from other fans, and violates the posted code of conduct.
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Forum: Traditional 05-30-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Shot it again on Sunday. I’m getting groups at...

Shot it again on Sunday. I’m getting groups at 20. Soon time to humble myself at 25 and 30 yards. The 50 year-old Bear quiver worked perfectly, zero rattle. Glad I bought it when I was a kid.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Permethrin for ticks- CDC study

Not a stupid question.

I bend a metal clothes hanger to have hooks on the end, like a gambrel. I hang my hunting pants from the 2 rear belt loops. That’s how I air dry them after washing.

Hang...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bill in San Jose
How did you keep the bacon wrapped in the corn? ...

How did you keep the bacon wrapped in the corn?


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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-29-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,876
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Help me out. The 2 men (I’m color blind)...

Help me out.

The 2 men (I’m color blind) were loitering in the store, and somebody called the police.

The Philadelphia police arrested them. Maybe were rude while doing it.

Why is Starbucks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bill in San Jose
MT grizzly attack.

My son hunts solo and scouts solo in Griz country MT- he saw 2 while out for spring bear this weekend.

He keeps my 450 Marlin as his truck gun (I miss it for pigs, but I’d rather he has it) and a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bill in San Jose
My grandson is being raised in Montana- not this...

My grandson is being raised in Montana- not this socialist/ leftwing nuthouse.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Lookin’ better each time I think of it. ...

Lookin’ better each time I think of it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,077
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Smart, if it would be anybody it woulda been me,...

Smart, if it would be anybody it woulda been me, the Dubs play 30 minutes north of where I work. I didn’t have a dog in the fight or money on the game- and I was hoping the Texas team would win.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Last CA deer season (July opener) my partner...

Last CA deer season (July opener) my partner picked 50 off his shirt and I pulled 6 off him by lunch. We ate lunch and sprayed his clothes with Sawyers and let it dry. That afternoon he had 2...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I buy it on amazon. A quart bottle will last a...

I buy it on amazon. A quart bottle will last a long time, I’ve never seen the need to buy concentrate and dilute for a few hunting garments.

$15 for 24 oz.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Permethrin for ticks- CDC study

This really works for keeping ticks off your clothes and crawling on to your skin.

The CDC study agrees all species get ‘hot foot’ and fall off. I spray then let dry hunting clothes and boots a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,981
Views: 416,677
Posted By Bill in San Jose
The Elk Thread

Another hike after work. After living here 26 years I ‘discovered’ I can get to a county park entrance 5 minutes from home. Wear the 30# pack and do .75 mile each way, with about 650 feet of...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-21-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,343
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Nope- you guys offered him the job and has a...

Nope- you guys offered him the job and has a Texas drivers license. Now he’s yours.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 18,526
Posted By Bill in San Jose
It would be so much simpler: - Outlaw...

It would be so much simpler:

- Outlaw gun-free zones in schools. Teachers should not surrender a fundamental right to self-defense as a condition of employment. Concealed carry if one desires, or...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-21-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Bill in San Jose
As it says, in Greek, on the tailgate of my...

As it says, in Greek, on the tailgate of my pickup.

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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-20-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,219
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I hear you. But if you asked her what does...

I hear you.

But if you asked her what does she suggest, what is her idea?


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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-20-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,219
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Respecting your wife’s opinion- what does she...

Respecting your wife’s opinion- what does she believe is the solution?


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