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DarkEdge

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  1. That's what they were when I last read them. And I seem to be going over then every other day. So unless they printed up an update I didn't get, those are the numbers.
  2. My view on what to do with those type of people (I mean poachers) probably wouldn't be too widely received. So I shall just simply say, for shame...
  3. Note the date, Dan. Thursday, September 9th. That's tomorrow.
  4. My gripe comes in not because I own a $10k boat, or a $60k truck. Mine comes because I am out of work, have normal things to pay for, and my hunting/fishing is already limited by lack of money. If I have to pay even more for shot (and not for duck or goose hunting), it'll be time for me to turn over my licenses. At 10 round box of 3" #2 steel shot for my 12 gauge cost me more than a 25 round box of 3" #7.5 lead shot. And that was in Oklahoma, where ammunition prices were cheaper. My argument appeals to those who're out of work, too young to work, or who're smart enough to know hunting/fishing comes after paying the electric bill. Maybe before the gas bill, but still after the electric bill.
  5. scapulataf, PM me for some details. I know how to help you.
  6. Eat live fish? I love sushi. Oh, wait...
  7. Good rule of thumb: Don't eat dead ducks you find lying on the shore. It's one I've always practiced, and it seems to work quite well. All that aside, I've done the homework on this one. I stand 5'10", and weigh in around 250 pounds. In order for me to DIE of lead poisoning, I'd have to eat just over a half pound of lead (9-10 ounces) per day for the next five years[/i] before the poison in lead would begin to take effect. And even then, there's still a chance I'll survive longer. So what's my point here? Simple enough: Ducks found dead on the shore and that get tested for lead are bound to have traces of the element in their systems. Humans are likely to have traces in their systems. To say that this metal is highly toxic because some ducks died (and for all we know, they died of old age or other natural causes) is obscene. In other news, the chocolate used to make all Hershey products contains a chemical produced as a by-product from petroleum refining, and it's used to stretch the flavour of the chocolate. So, because Hershey Kisses contain an oil product BAN THEM! Sorry for my rant, mods. I'll try to control myself better next time.
  8. I think it's a stupid concept to ban lead. It's been pointed out in the hunting world many times that no other material in the world makes for bullet material like lead. Hard enough to perform in flight, soft enough to expand in flesh. Yes, I've found alternatives to lead bullets, and for the most part, I'm happy with them. All except the price. And no, jessek. Having just moved up here from the US, it's only banned in certain places. Same as in Canada. I make a point to use my non-lead weights in all the places I should, but some waters it just really wouldn't make much difference. Like, is a 1/16 ounce splitshot lost in the Root Beer River really going to cause an aco-catastrophy?
  9. For the record, our classroom instructor was Neil Mooney, and we both had different practical instructors. Personally, I thought the test was simple. Maybe too simple, if you've ever even handled a firearm before. Might be my background, but I took both tests, and never cracked the book for either. But then, any of the guys on here that know me personally, know I've had my guns in my head for a lot longer than most people. (For the record, I've been shooting since I was four.)
  10. I know what they are! And I'm about half that age. But then, the trays I used as a kid were probably twice as old as I am now. So maybe it evens out.
  11. Class Clown. Classic album. I remember listening to that when I was younger, on vinyl! For the record, I'm not that old...
  12. My dad drives truck in the US, scapulataf, and those kinds of trucks, down there, are called cab overs. Any of the truck drivers on here know that, I'm sure. But I've been told as long as I can remember, there's only one truth to those rigs. "You're always the first to arrive at the accident."
  13. I'm not sure how well received my view will be, but I feel the need to add it to the topic. I'd return it to the water, because even a dead fish is not wasted there. Many other water animals will feed on dead fish. And I don't consider that a waste, then. Plus, to me, it's a smarter move than trying to take a fish that would get you fined by a CO if you got checked. Just my opinion, take it how you will.
  14. Lol. I saw that Tony. How long did it actually take you to get out of there? I saw you get hung up, then stopped paying attention for a while. When I looked back, you were still in it. Where we were was the first time I was ever really proud I can only sidearm cast. Most places it hinders my distance, but I do it for accuracy. Over there, with the low trees, it made for the ideal spot to use my powers for good, not evil.
  15. I remember, growing up, the river that ran through my town had goldfish in it. Massive ones, easily 20 pounders. But the current was too fast, and the water wasn't great. Plus, they spook easier than carp. Would've loved to gotten one to bite, though. I think if I ever go back for a long enough stay, I'll bring some bait, and see if I can't grab a carp out of there. Bound to be a beauty.
  16. Lanterns and flashlights. I keep an LED light in my tackle box, just because I might go out night fishing. It's proven useful more times than I can count. But like Smerchly says, bring friends. And I suppose it helps to know the general area you're night fishing in, in case something does happen.
  17. I only shore fish, and there's plenty of places in Niagara Falls, Thorold, St. Catharines, and Welland that have given me success. But then, I suppose it all depends what you're wanting to catch. I have heard great stories about cats down in Dunnville. But as far as bass, I've seen them caught, or caught them myself, just about everywhere I've fished. So really, it's entirely up to you. But I say stick close to home, and save some gas.
  18. Biggest so far was about seven pounds. They average five, but there isn't a huge population of them. It's a small shoreline, not much room for more than two guys, maybe three. But the carp can't run out, so they run to the side. Makes multiple guys a harder feat. Unfortunately, I never have my scale with me when I catch one. Mostly because Joey still has it.
  19. A short walk from my house is a small, 'shallow' creek. About four feet at the deepest, maybe 3 metres wide at the most. It runs a fair distance, and is fed by a pump from a pond on one end. The other drains into the canal, but through a very small waterway that I'm 90% sure fish (especially 5+ pound carp) can't get through. Would be fun to catch and tag a few fish, then every few months try see if I can get them again, and measure/weigh them to see how much they've grown. Now that I'm thinking about this, it might be fun. Paulie, if you know where I can get a tagging kit in the area, PM me some information.
  20. Should I start tagging the carp I catch? I'm sure the MNR wouldn't be too happy if I was sticking little bits of plastic in the bass and pike. And the carpers might get mad for tagging carp. Would be a cool experiment, though. Especially someplace like the RBR. I might have to try it in the creek down the street.
  21. I thought the same thing, Dan. I just figured it had to do with the shallow waters. That they didn't bulk up like most cats I've ever seen.
  22. This year it was end of March. I know because I went down to practice with my recurve, only to get there and remember it was the open house sale. No range time for me.
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