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Post season

Postby aunt betty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:03 pm

Have been hunting for decades and am ashamed to say that I've never shot a post. I did shoot a tree or two accidentally. Limb fell on top of the blind. Once I knocked a tree down with one shot.

Are posts easy to hit? Do they travel far after being wounded? What's the furthest that you've ever traveled to shoot a post?
Are they good to eat? Taste like chicken?
How do you clean and cook your posts?

This "not hunting" **** sucks but I think I can keep it up for a few more months maybe.







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Re: Post season

Postby SpinnerMan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:59 pm

They're easy to hit, but finding a good recipe is a ****.

You don't have anywhere to turkey hunt. I wish I had somewhere to go. The little bit I did with no turkeys seen let alone harmed was a lot of fun.
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Re: Post season

Postby aunt betty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:35 pm

SpinnerMan wrote:They're easy to hit, but finding a good recipe is a ****.

You don't have anywhere to turkey hunt. I wish I had somewhere to go. The little bit I did with no turkeys seen let alone harmed was a lot of fun.

I don't need no stinkin' permission. The 100-acre woods is still there but I'm not going there. My dad's ghost is probably waiting to scare the **** out of me for trying. His deer stands are still there too. Might have to go to the stocked pond a few times this summer.
Massive blue gills where six fileted fish will feed two people. It's been too long since the last time I fished there.
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Re: Post season

Postby SpinnerMan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:07 pm

aunt betty wrote:This "not hunting" **** sucks but I think I can keep it up for a few more months maybe.


If I had somewhere to go, I'd be turkey hunting when the season opens. Although, I looked up the seasons. It's split into 5 one week seasons that you have to draw permits for. This is crazy. So maybe I wouldn't.

It's a lot of fun and I suck at it.
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Re: Post season

Postby Rick » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:11 pm

Know nothing of post shooting, but did once have a neighbor fond of shooting trees with his .458 Win.. Don't know that he ever shot anything else with it. Do know that I passed when offered the opportunity. Didn't seem quite sporting, even after years of cropping them with a 20ga while grouse hunting.
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Re: Post season

Postby aunt betty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:17 pm

There are two dying tree in my back yard that I'd like to start shooting hunks off of.
Third one over at the other house is a huge oak.

It's weird. Trees are splitting from the ground up. It's not just in my yard but is happening all across the country.
The tree in the picture is going to cost a boatload to get removed. DC could buy his new rig with what I'll be spending on tree work. Will wait til the oak is fully dead. That type will stand for twenty years after it's dead and will outlast me easily.
The two in my back yard ain't gunna wait. They're all in the 70- 100' tall range.
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Re: Post season

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:46 am

Rick wrote:Know nothing of post shooting, but did once have a neighbor fond of shooting trees with his .458 Win..

At my grandparent's farm, there was one poor tree that was in the perfect spot to tack targets to and use for target practice. After years of this the tree started to decay where we pinned the targets. I remember digging out a whole bunch of lead, mostly .22 but some deer rifle rounds as well. We put quite a hurting on that tree, but it was still standing last I knew.
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Re: Post season

Postby aunt betty » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:03 am

SpinnerMan wrote:
Rick wrote:Know nothing of post shooting, but did once have a neighbor fond of shooting trees with his .458 Win..

At my grandparent's farm, there was one poor tree that was in the perfect spot to tack targets to and use for target practice. After years of this the tree started to decay where we pinned the targets. I remember digging out a whole bunch of lead, mostly .22 but some deer rifle rounds as well. We put quite a hurting on that tree, but it was still standing last I knew.


Ever girdle a tree that you wanted gone?
Have to plan way in advance. When I was a kid I hung out with some Indiana kids that had what they called "The Lumberjack Club".
We were big time into splitting wood and had three years worth of trees girdled. Even had a system to tell which ones were done which year. We'd get an old-timer to cut the tree up then we'd attack what was left and turn it into firewood. (just for fun)
That was back in the days when a smoke was a smoke only we were too young to know.
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Re: Post season

Postby Deltaman » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:24 am

Odd that those trees are starting to split like that. Do they have some sort of disease, and could it be caused by some bug infestation? Pine beetles will get into the pine trees here and kill them pretty fast, but i am told that healthy trees don't typically have an issue, usually only those that have been damaged by high winds, hurricanes, etc..... Damn shame to see hardwoods just up and die.
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Re: Post season

Postby aunt betty » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:02 pm

No clue on the cause but it should be said that we've had two droughts in five years. The first one was serious. Second was just last summer. Had a nice spring then one day it dried up until winter. This spring here has been a bit wet so we're back to near normal.

The other tree that split is a gum tree. The black locust (that my bees benefit from) has been slowly dying since the first drought about 4-5 years ago. That oak tree split at about the same time as the gum tree. Last summer.

Another theory is we're not getting enough sun. If you're into "solar cycles" at all you'd find that we're in what is called "The Grand Solar Minimum". Climate change is related to that. No way is it man-made. All the planets in the solar system are experiencing climate changes. It's not us doing it with cars. Not a chance.
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Re: Post season

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:03 pm

We've had a number of different bug problems with our trees up in this part of Illinois. The emerald ash borer got the ash tree in the front yard and my wife's wheeping cherry in the back. But the damage didn't look like that. There was another bug in the area, but I don't remember what that one was.
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