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  1. That sounds like a great getaway for sure hopefully you come back with some great memories and stories!
  2. Good stuff Corey, We pulled a Bull tag for 26. Did a happy dance for the wife and daughters and much to their delight will begin the daily moose call practice. I'm going to try to convince the wife to let my son come on this years trip which would be hist first but he's heading into grade 11 so likely won't let him miss the school.(Mom's are no fun!) We go up for the opening week which is Saturday, September 19th. We will head up on the Thursday and come back the following Saturday or Sunday 26th or 27th. Oh boy, can't wait!
  3. LOL....Hmm, that might be a paper straw, so we should give her a break. Wonder if she wants to go fishing?
  4. I'm with you Smerch. Always laugh when the shocking news flash comes out that it hasn't been this hot on this day since 1963 or something to that affect. The climate has been changing since there has been a climate. Good thing, 15,000 years ago this area was covered by a glacier, not so much now. Might be covered by one again one day? Either way, carbon tax, windmills and Teslas' will be irrelevant.
  5. Wiith Niagara now having moved to stage three, there is bound to be increased couger sightings especially after dark throughout the Niagara Region. Us old guys should be safe but any young fellas had better be on guard. Ok if you are properly equipped to bag one however if you are inexperienced in such pursuits, you could easily be the victim of a unprovoked Couger attack! As well, you have to be careful driving in NIagara area especially after dark as cougers typically don't move very fast wearing high heals.
  6. Yes very sad, just shows you how quickly life can go side ways on you, and a good reminder to all myself included that a life jacket could have saved the grandfather's life and the grandson a lifetime of "what ifs".
  7. Oh boy, my irrational fear of being attacked by sharks in the great lakes and my grandmother pool after dark had pretty much dissappeared 45 years after watching JAWS, now this! LOL
  8. Looks like a great trip, fishing and family, great mix. All the smiles say it all!
  9. Trudeau loves the New Zealand Prime Minister, and they essentially banned anything that is Semi Automatic including shotguns that have a detachable magazines. I wouldn't be surprised if Remington 7400's, Browning BAR's etc. are next.
  10. Your right Smerch. What we need is an elephant gun, to shoot the elephant in the room, but we know that isn't going to happen. Come to think of it maybe that's why they banned "Elephant Guns"? We thought they were going light on gang bangers, I don't think we've seen anything yet the way our political climate is heading. Everyone is a victim with no personal accountability, always someone or something to blame for their actions. And yes lets defund police and call in the many social workers that I'm sure will be eagerly lined up for the job to be dispatched to deescalate potentially violent situations, "ok boys lets put the guns down and shake hands" "mam I understand that the devil is telling you to cut your grandmothers head off, but please put down the knife and lets talk this through" People have lost their minds! And for the cops, sure there are some bad apples as there are in any profession, but can you imagine the environment that they are currently working in. Having to possibly make a split second decision that could cost you your career or freedom. Hug a cop not a Thug!
  11. Wow the owner of the BBQ boat beside him is going to be pissed especially at the beginning of the season, good thing that no one was hurt. That's why it's so important to run your blower to clear out the gas fumes. In this case based on your information Chris the whole boat could have been full of fumes when it went up.
  12. Thought I'd post this incase you have this issue. The locking disk cover on the battery compartment had the tabs break off a couple of years ago. I was able to find a replacement in the States and shipped to my US mailbox, Then this past fall the tabs broke off of the actual housing that it screws into so had it wrapped in electrical tape to hold it together. I called Minnkota recently and was given a contact in Mississauga that carries their parts, called them and they shipped a new battery cover, and entire back half of the remote to my door including shipping for $25 Company is A. Aikman Sporting Goods Repair 905-277-3595 They don't have a website.
  13. Yes agree, it would have a greater affect with gangster movies and rap music, but we won't see that any time soon.
  14. Nice, it's always a good time to remember, Smerch.
  15. In case you missed it Looney Toon's has taken away Yosemite Sam's six shooter and Elmer Fudd's trusty shot gun. It's still ok to blow everyone up with TNT and Elmer Fudd now has a Scythe to hunt bugs bunny. What kind of sick bastard would hunt rabbits with a scythe? Somedays lately I think I'm on an episode of the twilight zone!
  16. Your right gunner, If they were targeting any other group, changing the legalities of personal property on a whim without notifying them as to additional changes that caused them to be criminals, people would lose their minds, lawyers would be coming out of the woodwork talking about how unconstitutional it was and the Liberals would back off and slink away. It is definitely going to take a fight on our part to get them to back off on this. Hopefully they underestimated us! Jason Kenney out in Alberta is talking about taking legal action against the federal government, hopefully Trudeau follows suit on backing down to save the Canadian Tax Payers legal fees like his argument in handing over $10 million to Omar Khadr(doubt it). They aren't afraid to squander tax payers hard earned money for legal fees to fight veterans, or now Canadian gun owners but are willing to throw millions at a terrorist.
  17. If caught using a prohibited weapon it doesn't matter what the prior classification was. Not worth the risk getting caught using it, best to store it away and hope that this nonsense gets repealed.
  18. Yeah it's hard to comprehend their thinking but Trudeau's response might sound something like this. There is no place in Canadian Society for "military grade" weapons that are designed to kill as many squirrels as possible as quickly as possible! Plus it's scary looking!
  19. If you are thinking of heading to the upper grand, check out the flow charts on the Grand River Conservation Authority website before you leave. It shows the flow rates, it is pretty much live and shows flow levels going back a week or so so you can gauge if it is fishable. Brutal to drive up there only to find out the water is too high to fish. It's the fly fishing equivalent of checking the weather buoy out on the lake.
  20. I haven't fished Whiteman's for years, heavily fished and as Tyler said primarily Rainbow Par and chubs. Any of the access points on the upper grand in Fergus are good.
  21. Hopefully the Conservative party can get their act together as soon as possible. The NDP and Bloc are acting as useful idiots right now supporting the LIberals in suspending parliament along with pretty much anything else, as long as some goodies are thrown their way. If the Liberals try to call a snap election this year, need to break out the torches and pitchforks!
  22. With all the pictures of Turkeys being taken I thought I had better get out again before it was too late. I planned all week and figured to up my odds that I had better upgrade my Jake decoy, so made a run to Bass Pro on Wed. to pick up a Avian X HDR quarter strut Jake decoy, because of course it would make all the difference over my 10 year old cheap foam one. Wake up on Thursday at 4:30, can't get my son out of bed so go off by myself. Get out to the farm I was hunting around 5:30, get to my spot carefully take out my fancy new decoy out its custom carrying bag being careful not to get it dirty as I set it up along side it's homely foam hen girlfriend, then settle in. I decided to try to let the decoys do the work this time to avoid scaring anything off with my less than professional calling, so just laid in wait in silent anticipation of a big Tom. It was a beautiful morning to be out, The sounds of the bush in the spring are amazing, with ducks and geese flying low overhead along with a couple blue herons. Noticed that not a contrail in sight in a cloudless blue sky. I had a groundhog walk past me about 10 feet away, which is a fairly rare sight these days, a small grey and yellow bird landed a couple of feet in front of me, hopping from branch to branch looking at me curiously and eventually flying off.(not much to meat on them so let if be) Around 6:30 a loan turkey walked out of the bush about 100 yards off, walked straight out into the field about 50 yards or so, turned around and walked straight back into the bush. Then just before 7 a Jake came flying out of nowhere gliding down and landing about 20 feet from my decoy, took a couple of steps toward it then turned around and ran back towards the bush, it then slowly walked away along the brush line. I could have easily shot it when it first landed however wanted to savour the experience of it coming in and interacting with my shiny new decoy. Instead I got to savour watching it slowly disappear into the bush. Maybe the decoy is too fine a looking specimen and intimidated the young jake. I thought longingly about my old foam one that he might have been more comfortable one hanging out with. Around 8:00 I heard a distant gobble, after 15 minutes or so, I decided to throw caution to the wind and pull out my box call. I tried to keep it subtle and to a minimum, it sounded like it closed the distance to about 70 yards or so but hung up, talked back and forth with that turkey until about 9:30 with it refusing to come any closer and having to get back to work I decided to pull the plug and head back. No turkey on the meat pole but a great experience non the less. I'm hoping that I can get out with my son at least one more time before the season is over but between the honey do list and the need for Perch It might be tough.
  23. Lol, yes that was a good one!
  24. Yes, that's the one. Alien bean pods are not to be taken lightly!
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