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  1. 4 hours ago, Whisper said:

    Actually, I hadn't thought of that.  I guess I'm not very imaginative.  And buying a Havahart trap would probably be cheaper than a new large-caliber air rifle.  

    Although I have nothing against buying a new large-caliber air rifle.... 🙂



    I like the idea of a large caliber air rifle too,  but I don’t think they will be very quiet, at least from the reviews I read. 
    And you never know if a raccoon will go down on the first shot. 

  2. 39 minutes ago, Whisper said:

    I need to shoot some destructive raccoons around my house and would like to do so quietly.  My RWS Diana has proven handy for dispatching squirrels but I'm concerned it's too light for raccoon work.  I want the coon to be dead right there and not to linger and die a painful death.   Can anyone recommend an air rifle that's stout enough for raccoon elimination duty?



    Have you thought about live trapping them?

    You can relocate them or dispatch them with a .22

  3. 43 minutes ago, Wingshooter said:

    It’s amazing the animals that sunflowers attract. I’m thinking about planting a large area of sunflowers for deer to eat. I’ve never tried it before, but I know they love them 

    I think the main culprits were birds in my case. I put a game camera on one frame. I saw robins and cardinals nothing else. 
    I planted more seeds today and put the camera on a tree to cover more of the area. 
    Starting some seeds indoors too. 
    My first time planting sunflowers too. 

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  4. So speaking of critters anyone ever successfully plant sunflower seeds and defend them from squirrels and birds.

    I planted around 20 sunflower seeds a couple weeks ago.  Almost all were eaten when they sprouted or dug up.  
    I am thinking of growing them indoors in peat pots and planting when they are larger seedlings. 

  5. 16 hours ago, Wingshooter said:

    Do we have Mole Crickets in TN? I’ve seen those things come out of the ground around plants in FL before 😳 😱 I think they feed on plant roots, earthworms, etc.

    They creep me out. Even google images of those things are hard to look at.



    I remember mole crickets I lived in Florida too. 
    Not sure if we have them or not. But I would say it’s likely. 

  6. 17 hours ago, Ronald_55 said:

    Pull out the holy water and crucifixes...


    How deep is the bed? Does it have anything between it and the actual ground? We have gophers (or something similar) here. They usually make a trail too, but maybe not if below the bed level in the ground. I have seen some people put small opening wire between the bed and the ground to prevent access from below. I wondered if a few inch thick layer of packed gravel would work too. 

    Good luck. If the plants start speaking latin to you..... call a professional. 

    The bed is about a foot deep. No voices yet. 
    I did remember something today. 
    A couple weeks ago, after fishing I dumped a few left over night crawlers in that bed. 
    Maybe it was them. 
    No activity today

  7. 55 minutes ago, gregintenn said:

    A lizard has dug himself living quarters in the pot where I planted herbs. Maybe that’s it?

    I don’t know, it happened twice on two different sides of the frame.  I have seen moles moving under the yard before but they make a trail. 
    This was just strange. 

  8. Saw the ground and plants moving right in front of me today. I couldn’t believe it. 
    It was in one of the small raised beds I just started.

    i took a rake and scraped the dirt where it was happening. It stopped but I didn’t find anything. 

    Later this afternoon I saw it again. Ground moving a tomato plant shaking. I stuck a small stick in the ground it stopped. Saw nothing a small earth worm came to the surface. 

    What is happening? Is it moles? Is my dirt possessed? 

  9. I think those law enforcement surplus glocks are still a good buy. 
    I have looked hard at them for years. If I were younger I think it’s a great purchase.

    I don’t really want any new calibers now and I think I should be moving the other direction and thinning the herd. 
    I find the gen 3 to be perfect for me. 
    All that said those .45 Glock 21s are awe fully appealing!

  10. 20 minutes ago, tercel89 said:

    Nah , I still gotta get a P85. The 85 was the first one that started the whole P-Series. 

    I believe the first one that I owned was the     P89.  Good luck in your continued hunt for the P85.

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  11. 36 minutes ago, tercel89 said:

    I found this little orphan the other day at a pawn shop while looking for some metric tools. This one is the first polymer pistol that Ruger made. The previous one I showed here was the second generation P95. This one has the squared trigger guard and no light rail. This one is decock-only which is nice. This one has rode in the floor board of a truck or inside  tool box but shot very little. Lots of wear on the outside but the innards are almost mint. 



    Good find! Does this one finish the collection?

  12. On 2/17/2022 at 2:52 AM, DWARREN123 said:

    I look at the end of April before they are fully back up and running.

    I had heard that in 11 years they have not had any lead removal. 

    New email today they are opening the shotgun ranges.  Really disappointed was hoping for rifle and pistol ranges. 

    The range will reopen for shotgun only beginning Friday Feb 25th, 2022.

    Skeet/Trap/Sporting Clays

    Our new hours


    9am - 5pm beginning Feb 25th, 2022

    The rifle and pistol ranges remain closed for upgrades


  13. 21 hours ago, Grayfox54 said:

    I got my first Handgun Permit back in 1992. Yep, that was before the statewide permits. 🙄

    I used to shoot IDPA. I think my shooting skills are about as good as they're gonna get for a decrepit old man. I'm too old to be running up and down ranges in classes with a bunch of young bucks. 

    However, I could use a refresher on the rules and laws of concealed carry and self defense. I have neither the time nor patience to wade through all the current laws. I've considered taking the on-line course for the Concealed Handgun permit. But I don't need the certificate or particularly want to spend the money. Does anyone know of a source for the on-line course that's free?  Other alternatives? 

    You can take one of the approved online courses for the course cost of between $19 to $39. They are all listed on the state web site. 
    I don’t know of a free one. If I find one I will post it. 


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