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  1. Thread: Big Bear

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    I wish I had that in front of me on opening day.

    I wish I had that in front of me on opening day.
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    I am tempted to enter for other than adding bonus...

    I am tempted to enter for other than adding bonus points.
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    You can get there in a day's driving time. I have...

    You can get there in a day's driving time. I have driven through the Bluegrass State in the past and was kind of impressed. I saw a lot of farmland. It reminded me of NE Connecticut thirty or more...
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    I put in for some time off.

    After a spring with illness that burned up sick and vacation time I am able to have a hunting vacation this year.

    I put in for three days during the Thanksgiving week so I have from Friday the...
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    I plan to do so very soon.

    I plan to do so very soon.
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    I called up the CT DEEP and was told that the...

    I called up the CT DEEP and was told that the resident license was good for the entire year. Even if I move back to MA say in July the license would still be good for the fall. It will be 2019 when...
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    Moving out of state?

    Hello:

    I was wondering about this situation. It appears I will be moving back to Massachusetts sometime this late spring or through the summer. What happens to my Connecticut hunting license and...
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    May have blown it this PM

    Well. I think I blew it, sort of. I did an afternoon treestand hunt on the back side of my property. I went out and put three scent wicks that have been dipped in a bottle of ConQuest Ever Calm lure...
  9. In a way, it is still too early. The temperatures...

    In a way, it is still too early. The temperatures for the most part have been above normal. I had one last Friday go around me in my back yard stand and the other day I had a doe blow at me while...
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    Quick after work hunt....

    I just blew it tonight, I think. We got out of work a few minutes early so I sped home to don my hunting clothes and sit in my back yard treestand. The stand is set on a north facing slope with a...
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    I had to take the day off

    Sadly I had to take the day out for the passing of my godfather. He was in a nursing home for a while and declined quite a bit.


    I figured that I am an early riser anyways, I took off for a...
  12. For $5, it is worth the opportunity to take a chance

    As usual, I spring for a bear permit. I know my chances are very slim but it is better than sitting around the house.

    This year I plan to try something a tad different. I have an old whitetail...
  13. Did everyone get their antlerless permit?

    When I got home today I logged on to the Mass Fish and Hunt site.

    Checked to see if I won a Zone 8 permit.

    Great news. Got one for 2017. Now to get it filled is the tough part.
  14. On my trail cam set up in the back yard I have...

    On my trail cam set up in the back yard I have two does that frequent the place early in the AM. In addition, rabbits, squirrels and red fox.

    I know in 75 days Connecticut archery season will...
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    One option may be to look at some of the hunting...

    One option may be to look at some of the hunting clubs and lodges in the Deep South. The Carolinas and Georgia have a lot to offer.
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    I use Federal 209 shotshell primers. Also I have...

    I use Federal 209 shotshell primers. Also I have found Winchester Western 209s work. Make sure they are for reloading shotshells and NOT the Black Powder 209 primers. I recall one day I forgot my 209...
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    I use Blackhorn exclusively in my hunting guns....

    I use Blackhorn exclusively in my hunting guns. Since I use the TC Contender platform the powder is perfect for me. You need to have a closed breech or fully supported recess for the 209 primer. As...
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    I am not sure if it was a good test but I mowed...

    I am not sure if it was a good test but I mowed the overgrown campground lawn with a push mower. No bugs what so ever. I will have to wear it out on a woods excursion in the near future.
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    What will the heat make them do? Become more...

    What will the heat make them do? Become more nocturnal. They are feeding on the new growth. Hopefully it will be a fruitful season.
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    Trying out this new tick repellent

    http://www.travelerssupply.com/Duration-10-Concentrate-Permethrin-treatment-p/dr10con.htm

    I spotted it online a while back and ordered the item. I recall Sawyer made a similar treatment for...
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    Yes I have. I have shot this particular gun with...

    Yes I have. I have shot this particular gun with a Pachmayer gripper grip. Several years ago Dad and I were on a boar hunt in South Florida where I used a similar set up but with a 50 caliber barrel....
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    Ninety days from now....

    The Conn. archery season will start. Anyone doing any preparation now? I just completed the process of repainting some of my stands and ladders. In addition, while turkey hunting I found some...
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    Hinckley Buck.....

    As I looked at the recent posts regarding the Hinckley Buck and other gigantic deer taken in the past it presses me to ask this question.

    Do you think that someone, outside of a fenced preserve,...
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    Excellent

    Excellent
  25. That Browning Sweet 16 Lightweight has a modified...

    That Browning Sweet 16 Lightweight has a modified choke in it. I did some pattern testing and it did well with Herter's no 5 shotshells. I was hoping to find some Federal prairie storm loads but...
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