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 Post subject: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:21 pm 
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Location: So. IL
So, what is a guy to do when he can't go hunting? You Roll some ammo!

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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:04 pm 
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Shoot clay targets, skeet and sporting clays.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 pm 
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load ammo, draw my bow, fish, golf, etc., ad nauseam


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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:57 am 
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Start curiosity threads on a Shotgun site?


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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:30 am 
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Location: NSW Australia
Go fishing, or prepare gear for either hunting or fishing.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:49 am 
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When not hunting, I am writing my autobiography. 50 years behind the badge could have some interesting chapters, many of them already shared on this site.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:19 pm 
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Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 9:17 pm
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Location: Kansas, Land of Oz
Go shoot pigeons, both the clay type and the live type.
Also, ride dirt bikes.
Wax my car collection.
Read.
Get on the waterfowl/clays forums.
Take naps. (I'm 70+)
Not necessarily in that order.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:53 pm 
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Location: Hemingway, S.C. 29554
Go fishing & shoot crows & other varmints! There is always something you can hunt, like hogs!


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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:16 pm
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Location: Escanaba, MI
Shoot clays, every chance I get. Only once a week now (winter). 2-4 days a week spring summer fall.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:25 pm 
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I'm making one of these in my living room. -

https://www.portableboatplans.com/minimalist.php

A Special Purpose duck boat that hopefully will float me and a couple decoys after I backpack it in to some ponds where the water is a half a mile to mile from parking. This is the simplest boat I ever tried to build, but it's ten degrees outside. Too cold for glue or paint so I am working in the living room. Easy as building a bird house and as much boat as you can get out of a 4'x8' peice.I'm going to use pool noodles cemented under the gunwales and on top of fore and aft decks as safety flotation. Shouldn't take but ten hours or so over the course of a week or two. So far I got the plywood cut and I located a couple of clear fir 2x4 to rip some 1x2 nominal for chines and gunwale and 1/2"x1-1/2" actual for skids and bracing. Cheap fun, I doubt I'll spend more than $60 including paint. It's only got about $22 worth of wood and ten bucks worth of screws in it.

It might double as a deer drag/ice fishing sled.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:23 am 
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Location: NSW Australia
geometric wrote:
Go fishing & shoot crows & other varmints! There is always something you can hunt, like hogs!



Where I hunt ducks and quail are the only animals with a season, so I can always find something to hunt.
The trouble is when I take a shotgun for foxes or rabbits I see deer, and when I that the rifle for deer all I see is small game.
But when I chase pigs all I ever see is pigs so I can taylor my gun to the ground rather then the game.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:04 pm 
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Location: United States of America
I primarily read books in my down time, mostly history and some classical fiction. I also enjoy fishing for bass and shooting sporting clays in the off-season.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:07 pm 
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Location: Upper Mississippi River
Repaint Decoys and repair anything needs fixed.
Coyote hunt.
Get fishing gear ready to go put new line on rods.
Trap & Skeet Shooting.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 am 
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Location: Hemingway, S.C. 29554
I was once talking to a specialty gunsmith on the phone. I never met him in person. I was talking about selling a gun(s) to buy another one. He said, "you must be married"? So out of curiosity I asked, "Why do you say that"? He answered, "A single guy just buys what he wants, a married guy usually has to sell something to pay for it". By the same token, if you have to wonder what you can do to occupy your time, you must be single! This is my 2nd. marriage & this one doesn't make many demands but it wasn't always that way. However, just being married puts limits on your play time. I am semi retired & should have plenty of time but there never seems to be enough time! I had a lousy hunting season (entirely my fault) but I am already planning for next year. Getting ready to load up plenty of non toxic duck & goose loads. Salt water fishing is going to bust wide open soon. I need to work on my off-shore boat & my creek boat is a work in progress. I haven't taken all the plywood off of the windows since hurricane season. Maybe I could just leave it up for this season. Why not, that is what I did last year?


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 Post subject: Re: What do you do when you can't hunt?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:21 pm 
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Location: lapine oregon
During the first few weeks of withdrawal after season closes. I reload all my shells for next year. Then I go Cougar hunting for a couple weeks. Then I cut wood for next winter or like this year winter 4 years from now. Might have to sell some to make room. Then I work as a contractor on a few projects to refill the bank account. This spring I plan on Cat fishing on the Snake river for several days. Then back to bank account filling until end of September when I start hunting again. Deer-Ducks/Snow geese-Elk-Ducks/Canada/Specs. Start over.



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