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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Bill in San Jose
Yesterdayís news was shocking. There are 63...

Yesterdayís news was shocking.

There are 63 confirmed deaths, and the new list has over 600 people listed as missing.

Schools and universities are cancelling classes all over because of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Prayers for another bad CA fire

Thereís a story on the web about a retired carpenter who stayed to fight the fire with his elderly mother inside. He succeeded. God bless him.

Butte County is rural and conservative. I wouldnít...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Prayers for another bad CA fire

My daughter sent a picture from Sacramento in the direction of Camp Fire (north). Thereís mountains somewhere in the distance. And a sun somewhere to the west.

From road sign near the I80/ I5...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Thatís rough to read. I invested in Kuiu clothing...

Thatís rough to read. I invested in Kuiu clothing for this elk hunt. I need to go through my older hunting camo and thin out the rack in my garage. If any wears size L and can shoot an older PSE...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,180
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Holy old thread, Batman! I bought Avian X...

Holy old thread, Batman!

I bought Avian X decoys a couple years back and they look great and hold up.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 511,573
Posted By Bill in San Jose
What gun did you buy today?

Tikka Performance in Bozeman MT has nice upgrades. I replaced the plastic bolt shroud with a cnc aluminum one.

Josh McHann is owner. They donít have a retail setup and I knocked on their door one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Hell on earth. Law enforcement and firefighterís...

Hell on earth. Law enforcement and firefighterís homes destroyed while they were saving other peopleís lives.

Iíve asked a local friend whoís a Sheriff what is being done to help families short...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Reports are theyíre controlling it and protecting...

Reports are theyíre controlling it and protecting structures and lives. The death toll is rising.

This article, if true, says the power company sent her an email they needed to come on her...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
The death toll iis raising and the Deputies are...

The death toll iis raising and the Deputies are going house to house. Anthropology and DNA teams are there- itís not good.

I met a guy yesterday whoís friend evacuated Paradise towing his boat. In...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Iím 3 hours under normal circumstances from...

Iím 3 hours under normal circumstances from Chico. PM me if thereís sonething I can do.

I assume you get the incident report updates by email? Iím getting them all day long. Most evacuation...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
My buddy has a 4 gun blind in a rice field in...

My buddy has a 4 gun blind in a rice field in Richvale- evacuated. West of Hwy 99 which looks like where theyíre stopping it. It was evacuated when they thought the Oroville Dam might fail last year....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Hereís the latest CalFire report. If you have a...

Hereís the latest CalFire report. If you have a people there youíre worried about, and need for updates, thereís a tinyurl link.

http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/pub/cdf/images/incidentfile2277_4158.pdf...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
On the news- evacuating the eastern side of Chico...

On the news- evacuating the eastern side of Chico and they cancelled classes at Chico State.

Evacuation locations are further away from Chico.

5 known fatalities I read.

Air in the bay...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Iím 3+ hours southwest of the fire (I drove it a...

Iím 3+ hours southwest of the fire (I drove it a hundred times when our lived in Chico), the smoke and smell of fire is strong this morning. I canít help thinking Iím smelling somebodyís burnt home....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,056
Posted By Bill in San Jose
How is your Dad? Sent from my iPhone...

How is your Dad?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
1,000 structures lost including the hospital. Iím...

1,000 structures lost including the hospital. Iím tearing up because Iíd be doing the same thing in that situation as this guy.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Prayers for another bad CA fire

Please say a prayer. The Camp fire started at 6:30am today and is growing 80 football fields per minute. The town of Paradise, population 28,000 was wiped out in 1 day according to the news.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,056
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Prayers sent for your Dad. Sent from my...

Prayers sent for your Dad.


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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-08-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Fair or not, good idea or bad if he had mental...

Fair or not, good idea or bad if he had mental health issues, CA has laws on the books that he could have been disarmed.

Why talk about new laws needed when the ones already on the books are not...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-08-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I think it was a vet with mental issues. ...

I think it was a vet with mental issues.

Under CA law, if he was seeing any medical professional (including a psychiatrist) who suspected he would harm himself or others, they MUST report it to...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-08-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Shooter was 28 white male heavily tatted. No ID...

Shooter was 28 white male heavily tatted. No ID released yet. It was country western night with line dancing. Pickups and jeans people. There were 5.2 million votes for Trump in California.



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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-08-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Those laws are only the tip of the iceberg. ...

Those laws are only the tip of the iceberg.

#2- I canít order from Midway and ship to my home. All ammo at BassPro is behind locked cabinets. Restrictions on quantities in the law, plus future...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,042
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Pay a couple bucks per day, poor food and you can...

Pay a couple bucks per day, poor food and you can go home when you all agree.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,774
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Donít worry about the requirement you be Ďa...

Donít worry about the requirement you be Ďa natural born citizení, a pdf file of a photoshopped birth certificate posted on a web site has been shown to satisfy the requirement.

:)


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,634
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I was in bear country in Montana in September...

I was in bear country in Montana in September carrying my XD45 with Buffalo Bore 255 grain +P, and going through woods in the dark I decided when I move there next year Iím getting a Ruger 454 Casul...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-04-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,771
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Wild West Guns on web, stores in Anchorage or Las...

Wild West Guns on web, stores in Anchorage or Las Vegas. I got one for my 450 Marlin guide gun.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,400
Posted By Bill in San Jose
The classic sniper reply to the question. One...

The classic sniper reply to the question. One more congratulations sent from the west coast.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Honda Pioneer 500 experience?

Bought it in Bozeman, my son registered it in Montana. Iíll transfer when we live there.

Fantastic to own, gets you up and down some gnarly trails. We drove 17 miles each way from pickup/ trailer...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-02-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 511,573
Posted By Bill in San Jose
What gun did you buy today?

Wow. I checked the Colt web site and indeed it was made in 1876. Iíd love to have an opportunity to fire a classic like that.

If only it could tell some stories of itís travels for the past 142...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Great World Series- if you donít like the...

Great World Series- if you donít like the Dodgers.

Hereís my idea. They should ship the Dodgers World Series Champs shirts to Mexico and give the the thousands in the Ďcaravaní moving north. I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-25-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Nice build. Maybe cover with indoor/ outdoor...

Nice build.

Maybe cover with indoor/ outdoor carpeting?


Iíd put a back on the seats and grab bars too- if somebody rolls back in the dark and hurts themselves youíll have a lawsuit on you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Best compliment I received today. God bless...

Best compliment I received today.

God bless Texas.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Bill in San Jose
What would it cost new plus the upgrades? ...

What would it cost new plus the upgrades?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 476
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Iím sitting a 5 minute drive from the big Paypal...

Iím sitting a 5 minute drive from the big Paypal headquarters in San Jose. EBay is across town.

I will buy from a ďstoreĒ with good feedback on my credit card that I can block the payment if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,969
Posted By Bill in San Jose
None My Dad gave me advise as a teen ...

None

My Dad gave me advise as a teen

Billy, some things are worth fighting and risking dying for

Some are worth fighting about

Most are not. Let him insult you, spit at you and you be the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Friday funny!

Hereís from my week.

I was a professional event hosted at Leviís Stadium (49erís) in the United Club.

Hereís what it looked like.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 453,969
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Check the CO DPW web site. When I hunted there in...

Check the CO DPW web site. When I hunted there in the past, I remember them having good online hunting maps and guidance on how to do pre-season hunting research.

Oregon is another state with OTC...
Forum: Photography 10-11-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 55,998
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Cell Phone pics

Picture made into 12x16 canvas print at Costco- the image wraps 1Ē on the sides. Looks great.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181011/162486f802c60003084607775f8da816.jpg


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 453,969
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Man! Iíll have to try a black mask next year!...

Man! Iíll have to try a black mask next year! Just kidding, congrats to your buddy.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17,675
Views: 894,300
Posted By Bill in San Jose
The Eternal Flame - Keep it Burning

I picked up a 12x16 canvas print of our packing outhis first archery elk (8th Montana elk).

I am so blessed to share the bowhunting passion with him!
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 453,969
Posted By Bill in San Jose
My niece is visiting Colorado, and sent this...

My niece is visiting Colorado, and sent this picture from her hotel room to Uncle Bill.

I wonder if the Chevy pickup is loaded for elk hunting?

...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-07-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,745
Views: 511,573
Posted By Bill in San Jose
While elk hunting this week, I stopped at...

While elk hunting this week, I stopped at Mountain Tactical in Bozeman and picked up an aluminum mag for my Tikka T3 7mm Rem Mag. No store, just the front office of a machine shop. Great folks,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 453,969
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I ended with my last hunt today- solo and passing...

I ended with my last hunt today- solo and passing griz warning signs.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181004/eecd807a105db09d8edb996ce2f11563.jpg

I humped up the mountain, and when I hunted...
Forum: Photography 10-03-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 55,998
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Cell Phone pics

Del wrong thread
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-03-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,187
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Hereís how the boys in Montana think griz should...

Hereís how the boys in Montana think griz should be dealt with.

Btw- I hunted it solo today with a can of bear spray and a 45 with 255 grain +P Buffalo Bore loads. I said a prayer asking not to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,187
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Grizzly Delisting.......BAM!!!

In Montana, ranchers are reimbursed the value of cattle killed by griz. I think the state says they either reimburse, or the ranchers will take care of the problem themselves. One was killing a cow...
Forum: Photography 10-01-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 55,998
Posted By Bill in San Jose
My son packing out his first archery bull last...

My son packing out his first archery bull last week.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181001/967305e09b26fefd9244c061451f9d44.jpg


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Forum: Photography 09-27-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 55,998
Posted By Bill in San Jose
Sunset tonight in the Gravellys Range in southern...

Sunset tonight in the Gravellys Range in southern Montana, elk hunting.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180927/39cd669ebf954eeb01b1013d56711975.jpg


My son packing out his first archery...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5,508
Views: 453,969
Posted By Bill in San Jose
My son and I got into an area in the Gravellys...

My son and I got into an area in the Gravellys range in southern Montana loaded with elk. He got a 5 point yesterday, weíre bring first trip of elk meat to his house and then going back today for 4...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,693
Posted By Bill in San Jose
I drove through Dixon on I80 em route to Montana...

I drove through Dixon on I80 em route to Montana for elk earlier today. Thinking about all Kuiu gear I packed for the hunt it seemed stopping was the right thing to do. I expressed my sympathy to...
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