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Living below the fall line, we don't have morels here. They seem to be in middle to northern Georgia above the fall line. Advantage of chants is that they are found from the first heavy rain in June until the first cold snap in October. Morels don't have as long a season. Gil
RapVerm, those are beauts. I tend to stick just to the chanterelle family as it is plentiful here, tasty and fairly easy to id. Here's a pile I found Saturday. Before the photo, I used enough to fill out an omelet. Mushrooming off season in the same woods I hunt turkeys is both rewarding and keeps m...
An FFL holder has to buy it and then transfer it to your FFL holder. Having an non-ffl buddy buy it is considered a "straw" purchase which is illegal (felony) because the buyer has to certify under penalty of perjury that he is buying for himself and no one else. Be careful. Gil
- July 25th, 2017, 7:01 pm
- Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
- Topic: TSS Suppliers - Can y'all get fishing weights?
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There are some states that don't allow lead in fishing weights. Tungsten beads are used in fly tying certain nymph patterns. Gil
- July 23rd, 2017, 7:55 pm
- Forum: Big Bore
- Topic: 20 ga. 1-5/8 TSS vs. Same in 12 ga.
- Replies: 27
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Length of shot string is meaningless in turkey hunting. What's the difference between shooing 1 5/8 oz out of a 20 versus a 12? While there are some heavy 20 gauges there is no light 12 gauge that weighs less than the lightest 20 gauge. Gil
- July 23rd, 2017, 2:47 pm
- Forum: Equipment/Product Reviews
- Topic: Pruners....
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If you can find pruners with a rounded front that is far better than a sharp pointed pair. Gil Along these lines: https://www.amazon.com/UKOKE-Aluminum-Gardening-Landscaping-Supplies/dp/B06XHLQR6D/ref=sr_1_1?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1500839365&sr=1-1&keywords=ukoke+pocket+pruner https://www.amazon....
An old friend was a professional bull rider back in the day. During the winter when the circuit was closed, he'd help fellow riders who were also MT and WY ranchers cut fences during blizzards. He could've lived anywhere in the US. He moved to the lowcountry after experiencing 50 below weather cutti...
- July 22nd, 2017, 11:26 am
- Forum: Hunt Strategies
- Topic: Who were your mentors?
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There weren't many die hard turkey hunters on my side of the Savannah River when the first spring season came into SE Georgia in 1977. My mentor was Mr. Hard Knocks. My running and gunning was (and it today frequently still exists) was more "stumbling and bumbling". Today I am trying to learn throug...
They sound no better than my Don Chancey or Lamar Williams calls. The common trait is that they were made and "tuned" by callmakers who also hunted turkeys. The desirability of a Neil Cost call is based upon its quality and the fact that he had been dead for over 15 years. His style of box call is p...
Signed and stamped by Neil Cost--worth something for sure to a collector, how much, I dunno. As for giving them away, I gave to friends a half dozen of the regular boxes. In my photo, the far one on the left, is a match to three others that I bought and gave to buddies in 1978. New, $25@. Gil
Thinking the same thing. If you have any left over shells, dump and save the shot at season's end and reload just before.
My Montana/Wyoming/Idaho connections were lucky. In addition to Chuck in the photo I posted, I knew the brother-in-law of a local man who every year after retirement from the USAF, would leave Warner Robbins, Ga, towing a large Airstream-type camper to the West Yellowstone area in May-June. He would...
Here's a point of reference about Montana as a retirement choice: Last trip I took to fish in the West Yellowstone area it was 32 degrees F at 630 a.m. first morning there. That was on a July 4th. Gil