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Mickey Finn

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  1. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Mr. Finn? Well yeah, that's a female Downy, and the other is one of our Red tailed Hawks. Below is a Red Bellied Woodpecker. Male I think.
  2. Extinct animals

    I'm not endorsing breaking the law or anything. But you might be happier without wolves roaming around. I know we were.
  3. Christmas before Christianity

    Well, you are entitled to your opinion God knows.
  4. Out For A walk

    I think she's been lucky enough to be on this planet for a fair few years. Most of which she spent in an excellent habitat. Shame she ends the year with just one cub. But, it looks like a nice healthy one. Lets wish them both a safe warmish winter undisturbed.
  5. Out For A walk

    That's a big sow.
  6. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Here are a few captives from the Detroit Zoological Park.
  7. As a boy, I had a Standard Schnauzer. I've literally never seen another sense then. Miniatures as lap dogs, are fairly common. There is the odd Giant around. But these tend to be too much dog for most people. Shame the cops don't use them.
  8. Birds "please Add Yours"

    This one has been banded. Excellent capture!
  9. Gundog - keeping out with family dog

    jwed, It's better to kennel gun dogs when they are not being either trained or ran. Leaving them to their own devices has little chance of improving their performance and considerable chance of causing harm. The underground fence assuming it's turned up high enough should teach the dog the boundaries as long as you go through the training with the flags and all of that. Here the sheep dog may be able to help as it knows the boundaries already. This way if you decide to house the dog or let him out of the kennel to "clean out" before getting in the vehicle he won't run off and get into mischief. Congratulations on both your gun and your new gun dog. Have a great time afield!
  10. "Mr. Booth is the only survivor of a crack ten-man team who spent five days half a mile underwater in two mini subs, X-20 and X-23, before the D-Day invasion of 1944." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/24/man-arrested-96-year-old-d-day-veteran-seriously-injured-claw/ Scothunter, we're all lucky this Mr. Booth didn't feel that way.
  11. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  12. Angry Buck

    This was a strange buck. I have some permission on a small farm owned by two of the best people I've ever met. So, when I stop by to visit the conversation runs pretty long. This means I get set up late in my stand. I use a climber so this has to be packed out and set up. I was sitting on the corner of standing corn, and the wood lot. There were just enough acorns falling to maybe entice a few deer to leave the corn. About 20 minutes into my sit I saw this guy and I thought I would pass. But he lingered in the area and attacked every deer that tried to cross from the corn to the acorns. We are talking maybe 6 or 7 deer. As the light faded he moved to the corner of the corn and made a scrape. That's all I could take. So, I slowly stood up and as quietly as I could I switched around so I was facing the tree and could shoot to the corn side. Well just then he moved off and jumped a fence to the neighboring property. Then he jumped back and seemed to be following my trail past my blind? So, as quietly as I could I slowly turned around yet again facing into the wood lot. As soon as I was in position there he was and I let fly. I heard a perfect thwack and he jumped like he should and ran about 30 feet to the edge of the corn. There he attacked another deer I had not seen and simply stood there. After I while I got to thinking I screwed up somehow and better shoot him again. Sooo, I rummaged around in my pockets as quietly as I could and found My pull cord. (I'm using a crossbow) and pulled another bolt from my quiver. I had to raise my 57 yo old leg up and over the rifle rest on my stand and insert my foot in the brace to pull the string back to cock it. No sooner had I pulled it back and he bolted into the corn. (I hate corn) I heard him tearing up things in there and thought great he attacking another deer. But it was his death throws and I found him without too much trouble. This was my first ever gut shot so I did screw up.
  13. Angry Buck

    Thanks guys. I use a Darton viper along with Rage broadheads. Foxdropper, I'd say the crossbow is similar to a rifle and just as accurate. Mine has an excellent trigger and seems quite enough that I don't get deer jumping at the release. As for Turkey's we have quite a few here but I don't hunt them often.
  14. Angry Buck

    Whitetail. That's as big as he's gonna get.
  15. Favourite Big Game Animal

    They are hunted with blue tick hounds, the same dogs are used for Caracal, Leopard and pigs etc, all very exciting stuff if your into dog work and shooting. It just so happens I am.
  16. That's All From Me........ I'm Off.......

    Good luck with the move.
  17. Favourite Big Game Animal

    Me too. He wrote a book American Buffalo which is an excellent read IMHO. My favorite game animal remains Black Bear. Maybe it'll be Brown Bear or Mountain Lion some day. But it's blacks for me right now. What I like about them is they are smart and curious and just a pleasure to watch. When you go into the brush after a wounded one you get a look at what they really are. But otherwise they just go about their business like they own the place.
  18. Dry Food.... To Soak Or Not To Soak

    You don't have to soak dry feed. Even puppies handle it just fine.