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by Rick P
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Kid | Family Pics
Topic: My boys first time on the ice
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Re: My boys first time on the ice

Gunthers first trip ice fishing. He is 4 1/2 weeks old in the pic -25 that "day".
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by Rick P
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Kid | Family Pics
Topic: Fossil hunting
Replies: 16
Views: 10269

Re: Fossil hunting

Found another chunk of mamoth.
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by Rick P
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Let the ladies hunt--37# bow/40 yds NO PROBLEM!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: Let the ladies hunt--37# bow/40 yds NO PROBLEM!!

Ya agreed I just reread this and I definitely own the thread you an apology. Sorry about that!

Late winter up here can be a little nuts and unusually warm weather is really messing up hunts and fishing. Again Im sorry seems I'm suffering a rather strong case of cabin fever.
by Rick P
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Let the ladies hunt--37# bow/40 yds NO PROBLEM!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2119

Re: Let the ladies hunt--37# bow/40 yds NO PROBLEM!!

Ladyhawk Streatch out girl! I have killed moose and black bear with a 40 pound bow! Whats this "let the ladies hunt" crap! Like it's your decison wether or not she hunts, that choice is up to HER! The post just seems very sexist too me. I have known many fine huntresses who were every bit cabible of...
by Rick P
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Youth Starter bows
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: Youth Starter bows

Board bows! Great father and son project that can be done with little experience for about $12.00! Just google "board bows" you'll get a couple of thousand hits. You could also try one of the many all fiberglass ambidextrous bows available at any "big box" type sporting goods store, thats what I sta...
by Rick P
Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Kid | Family Pics
Topic: Women who hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 5680

Re: Women who hunt

Ms Traditional Hard to tell form the pic but it appears your way nock high! Might want to double check it with a bow square, would definitely help your accuracy. Bowman Have you ever tried 5 1/2 inch shields 6 stacked instead of full feathers? Guarantee you'll connect with more squirrels! The lower ...
by Rick P
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: geee'zs us I'll say it
Replies: 93
Views: 21508

Re: geee'zs us I'll say it

I take it you wont be using this one for tomato stakes!


Congrats Wade it's going to a great collection, hope I get to see it one day.
by Rick P
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Have many of you built your own bow
Replies: 61
Views: 10216

Re: Have many of you built your own bow

I biuld all wood laminated long bows. I normally back them with raw hide but will be starting a baleen backed bow soon. My friend is native so he can legally work the baleen while I take care of the bowyering. I also do a bit of restoration work. VT surf and turf Building is at least as fun as shoot...
by Rick P
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: geee'zs us I'll say it
Replies: 93
Views: 21508

Re: geee'zs us I'll say it

Tony

Ever see the Bear ads from playboy in the 70's? Like the old pinup too.
by Rick P
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Elk Hunting
Topic: who does DIY hunts
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Re: who does DIY hunts

I have never paid a guide or outfitter. How can I help?
by Rick P
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Hunting | Big and Small | Hogs
Topic: Bulls in the yard
Replies: 5
Views: 2967

Re: Bulls in the yard

Could you ask for a better shot?
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by Rick P
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Hunting | Big and Small | Hogs
Topic: Bulls in the yard
Replies: 5
Views: 2967

Bulls in the yard

These three wondered down the hill to play in the yard today. Wife got video of the big one playing with the neighbor's for sale sign.
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by Rick P
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Caribou hunt cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Caribou hunt cancelled

Tracy and I were already thinking about doing the canoe route, a lot will depend on weather. Hawaii is actually cheaper for us to reach than our folks in Michigan. The airlines run some amazing specials in the winter and now that I know there is game to chase we are both getting excited about the tr...
by Rick P
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Caribou hunt cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Caribou hunt cancelled

Might try the same trip by water starting near Purdue bay. I'd drive there then take a freighter canoe down the sagavanirktok river to the arctic ocean. Hug the coast till I got to the Coville river then run that up to my friends place.

Saving for a hawaii hunt next winter, get a brake from the cold.
by Rick P
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Caribou hunt cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Caribou hunt cancelled

Some may have seen me mention it before, I was planning on a March caribou hunt this year. Well the head gasket in my truck is shot and so is the hunt budget! Always seems to be something doesn't it.
by Rick P
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: SHORT OR LONG?
Replies: 16
Views: 5717

Re: SHORT OR LONG?

Coldest measured temp at the house so far was -48 coldest I've been out side in was -62 up by Purdue bay. Materials start to do weird stuff around -30, coffee turns to snow if you through it in the air, oil sets up. Around -45 you see how good a quality steel your hand tools are made of, the cheap s...
by Rick P
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still have late hunting seasons open?
Replies: 28
Views: 9575

Re: Anyone still have late hunting seasons open?

That and a brake from the cold is why I'll be heading to the islands next winter. You guys have got to check on Hawaii's out of state licences too, affordable is an understatement! Tracy did a bunch of research on Hawaii last year. I had always refused to go, no hunting or so I thought.........man w...
by Rick P
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still have late hunting seasons open?
Replies: 28
Views: 9575

Re: Anyone still have late hunting seasons open?

You guys were about 5 degrees colder last night. :rolf:

Moose season the weathers actually really nice.....common up Tracy and I love guests.
by Rick P
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: SHORT OR LONG?
Replies: 16
Views: 5717

Re: SHORT OR LONG?

Ha ha, thats shirt sleve weather brother. Tracy and I got married in our back yard on january 26th. 30 below at the end of the cerimony -38 when the last guest left.
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by Rick P
Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still have late hunting seasons open?
Replies: 28
Views: 9575

Re: Anyone still have late hunting seasons open?

Ladyhawk Might want to factor in a few things before you pack. Winter is 6 months -30 is common and it is dark for 2 of those months. Our game densities are much lower than yours, yes guides put clients on game all the time, they follow the herds by airplane. In my entire moose season I saw 6 moose ...
by Rick P
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: SHORT OR LONG?
Replies: 16
Views: 5717

Re: SHORT OR LONG?

Derpends.......right tool for the job. In a blind or duck hunting from a canoe, anywhere you know your space to shoot in will be limited a short bow is the ticket. Out on the tundra where long shots are a must I want the added accuracy and stability of longer limbs and a heavy riser.
by Rick P
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3012

Re: Question

xring wrote:Ok, now you got me thinking. How much difference is there in speed between 60" and 62" limbs on the same bow? I ask this because I've got a 62" bow headed this way.

Doubt it is noticeable but wouldn't ya love to get your hands on a high speed camera and find out! :D
by Rick P
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3012

Re: Question

Predator Thanks! I hope it reflects in my hunts and the bows I biuld as well. Sparta Agreed total arrow weight and % foc are the most easily manipulated factors in arrow penetration and in practical terms were more focus should lay. Also after muddling this around in my head I'm convinced there are ...
by Rick P
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: HOW MUCH !!!???
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: HOW MUCH !!!???

So just to clarify Pearson 789's currently have a value over $100 bucks a piece and Hink thinks he may have lost it in a carp!


You guys are in a completely different tax bracket than I am!!!!
by Rick P
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: HOW MUCH !!!???
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: HOW MUCH !!!???

Im not really much of a broad head/arrow guy, I'm stumped.
by Rick P
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: HOW MUCH !!!???
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: HOW MUCH !!!???

Dollar to a doughnut the winning bidder meant to bid $71.00, boy is he going to be surprised by his bill.

If this is a real bid without errors I want some of whatever that guys been smoking!
by Rick P
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: Anyone Interested in a Traveling 1960 Kodiak
Replies: 49
Views: 6361

Re: Anyone Interested in a Traveling 1960 Kodiak

I'd be more than honored to put it through it's paces on a late season moose hunt or early spring(march) caribou hunt. Send it my way at the end of the year and I'll get it out in the cold. I'd like to see what doc dose as far as cutting down the shelf, but it will get shot no matter what you decide...
by Rick P
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still have late hunting seasons open?
Replies: 28
Views: 9575

Re: Anyone still have late hunting seasons open?

I don't think hunting is ever completely closed here. Bear is open year round, caribou closes for cows during calving but bulls are fair game, wolf is year round. Small game is the real ticket right now the ptarmigan and rabbits are nice and fat! Only time I don't hunt is during the salmon runs but ...
by Rick P
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: how NOT to recieve your 1960 Kodiak...
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: how NOT to recieve your 1960 Kodiak...

I recently brokered the purchase of a 1959 Ben Pearson signature take down. The box was never taped shut along its longest edge and you could see the bow case clearly without opening it further!


Got to wonder what some folks are using for a brain sometimes don't ya!
by Rick P
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Taxidermy Scam Artist
Replies: 23
Views: 8440

Re: Taxidermy Scam Artist

You mention some of your friends think your a bit different?.............I brought Musk ox roast back to Michigan with me when I visited last, my friend Don organized the Ypsilanti folk music fest and I arrived during the post jam party with about 200 of his friends, all of them Hippies. Ya I know w...