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Bear Hunting / Still the bear curse
« Last post by D45/70 on May 29, 2018, 03:26:20 PM »
45 years plus hunting them, and never got a bear.
Everything from Weather to equipment to just bad luck.

The boy has several and his wife has two, d4570 "0"!

Well;

It continues. SO much snow this year I have been unable to get up to where the bears normally hang out. Now I think I can but the season has two days left and I work the next two days, see bear curse.

Last Friday I was in bear country, mostly Grizzle bear, but some blackies, calling coyotes. ( up where IBD and Bear and I called when they where here )

In the back of my mind I had an idea that maybe a 10% chance a bear of some kind may come to see what was making all the racket.

I put  4 deer rounds for the 6mm in my pocket  80 gr Barnes, more for ballast then use. I called a ton of sets and only got lookers on the coyotes in this area.

One set that looked out standing for coyotes,I set up wind in my face ,on a hill side. Started to call, Rabbit, fox, and coyote noises. Nutten dang it.

I got up to retrieve the call and fox decoy , and looked behind me.

Crap a huge black bear just standing out in the open side ways looking at me. Great right ?

 NOPE!

 Between me and him was only 120/150 yards, AND a 50 foot wide raging irrigation cannel and he was about 50 yards on to private property.

Lets say it together " BEAR CURSE ".

I WILL KILL A BEAR , one day I hope.

I did get dogs later.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: 80* and 5 mph wind! DO you have to ask ?
« Last post by John Andrews on May 26, 2018, 05:07:43 PM »
 :twisted:  O0 I can guess which ones came close enough, D!
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: 80* and 5 mph wind! DO you have to ask ?
« Last post by D45/70 on May 26, 2018, 02:59:35 PM »
I sure wish I had a job where I could strive for a 50% accuracy rate.
The wind was way winder then forecasted. I had to shift my hunt 50 miles to the west to find callable wind. Other then using up an hour , not a huge thing.

made a lot of sets, had lookers on most of them. They where hanging up at 500 yards plus for what ever reason.

Two did stray in to range, one at 450 and one snuck up on me to about 150 guess which one.






 
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: 80* and 5 mph wind! DO you have to ask ?
« Last post by John Andrews on May 25, 2018, 04:30:22 AM »
You sure been busy working and spending, D!  :shock: I hope the dogs give you some shooting. Did you get and shots?
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Just Jawin At Camp / 80* and 5 mph wind! DO you have to ask ?
« Last post by D45/70 on May 24, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »
Dang straight !!!!
I'm going calling in the morning.

A guy and his boy backed out but I'm still committed to going.

I busted butt to get the shade cloth top on the new pergola.

I mowed, trimmed,  weeded, and did a boat project . 

To free up the day, the daughter is picking up little GD at school .

Dinner will be crock pot stew,

 Free and clear.

Now if the dogs will come out and play It'll be a fine day.

   

     On a side note, I got some fuel line tubing, tubing bender set, some 1/2 Aluminum  rivets, and fuel line clamps in the mail.

Stopped my the steel provider and checked on some tubing for my tongue project on  the bug trailer.

WOW is that stuff pricey.  $335 for a 20 foot  2/1/2 X 2 1/2 thick wall and a 20 foot 3X3 thin wall,

dang.

I have a plan in my mind on how to turn the rudders , should not be to complicated.


IF by chance a coyote blindly come with in 6mm range I'll have some pictures.

   PS last half of May and first part of June, is a tough time to call, mom is in the den with the pups.

D
 
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Last post by John Andrews on May 19, 2018, 10:01:55 PM »
 O0 Sounds good, D!
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Last post by D45/70 on May 19, 2018, 08:44:38 AM »
OK, here is what I got.
RubberMaster 20.5x8 10 range F. There made in Indonesia.

 Rim Width (Inches): 6.0
Outside Diameter (Inches):  20.60
Section Width (Inches): 8.10
Max Load:  1549 lbs.
PSI:  90
Two tires and two white rims 5 hole.
My buddy the tire guy balanced them and will
mount one of the old ones on one of the old rims, for a spare.
$135.00
I had to replace a stud , 7/16 - 20 and I got some extra nuts, $8.00
I checked the bearings and they looked and felt ok, I repacked them with grease that may actually flow in cold weather. I'll change them and add Barring buddy  soon as I can. Never enough money or time .
Galvanized rims would be the best, but for now I'll just paint the white ones Camo ad call it good.
Now just re do the entire trailer for  cat, boat and it will be finished.

No deck on the trailer, I'll make a roller system over the area the "Cats " will set and off each end of the trailer.
One detachable tongue I can use like a receiver hitch on your truck , only LONG. It will run the full length of the trailer for support. I can use it in front and in back. I'm thinking about some kind of "Fan" lock to keep it from "Free wheeling " when going down the highway.

 
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Last post by John Andrews on May 17, 2018, 04:08:40 AM »
Can't beat free, D! That work you will have to do is minor to what you have already done, for sure. You already working on the trailer?
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Last post by D45/70 on May 16, 2018, 12:35:20 PM »
I found a trailer , needs some work !
It is 7 and 1/2 foot wide
12 feet long, the deck.
 AND needs some work.
 I got it for free, it has tires and a tidal.


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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Last post by John Andrews on May 11, 2018, 02:14:16 AM »
 O0 That's a smart move, D! I would never have thought of that!
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