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  1. I love to hunt squirrels! I got 2 yesterday, going again tomorrow. My biggest joy comes from taking my Grandsons and watching them harvest Tree Rats. Good stuff indeed!
  2. You folks local to Clarksville, remember that I do tan hides! Dave
  3. I love squirrel hunting with flintlock rifle and shotgun. I'm just waiting for it to cool down some so I can get out. Dave
  4. As long as a list of names have been turned in to the TWRA!
  5. We had "Hooligan" tools too, but sometimes, sometimes (when small children were involved) the center punch was good. However, there was nothing like going ape crazy with a haligan! LOL
  6. Spring loaded center punch. Carried them in our Bunker coat pockets. Dave
  7. It looks like a Boll Weevil. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_weevil Dave
  8. We caught the daylights out of Shell Crackers at the end of April. My thoughts are that they spawned already. The water temps were about right then (62-65 degrees) on Barkley and Kentucky lakes. Very few being caught now. DaveS
  9. Don was all about making people laugh. His humor is one of the things I will miss most! DaveS
  10. OK, I was with Don at the gathering at Spots. Don was good people. DaveS
  11. Was this the gathering at Spots? DaveS
  12. It is with a sad and heavy heart that I announce the passing of my long time friend, "Timestepper" (Don McCrary) a member here on TGO. Don and I have been great friends since we met out east at "Spots" in 2010, we have been great friends and we have been trout fishing the Clinch River together ever since. I am heart broke. Rest In Peace "Timestepper". You will be missed Brother! If any of the mods would like more info (Dolamite?) or (TGO David) please PM me. Dave S
  13. NO SALE!!!! Now George Zimmerman...stick it where the sun don't shine!   Dave
  14. When we get near the end of the "budget year", the hogs will go "hog wild"!   Dave
  15. In my opinion, it isn't working out at all. I'm finding hogs in places now that they have never been in. Got to get them hardheaded biologist to change things!   Dave
  16. Make sure sure you have filed the proper paperwork with TWRA. There is no open hog hunting in Tennessee except a few WMA's and Game Reserves. But feeders at night under lights is the way to go. Permits/Paperwork required.   Dave
  17. Diet The coyote is highly versatile in its choice of food, but is primarily carnivorous, with 90% of its diet consisting of animal matter. Prey species include bison, deer, sheep, rabbits, rodents, birds, amphibians (except toads), lizards, snakes, fish, crustaceans, and insects. Coyotes may be picky over the prey they target, as animals such as shrews, moles, and brown rats do not occur in their diet in proportion to their numbers. More unusual prey include fishers, young black bears, harp seals  and rattlesnakes. Coyotes kill rattlesnakes mostly for food (but also to protect their pups at their dens) by teasing the snakes until they stretch out and then biting their heads and snapping and shaking the snakes. In Death Valley, coyotes may consume great quantities of hawkmoth caterpillars or beetles in the spring flowering months. Although coyotes prefer fresh meat, they will scavenge when the opportunity presents itself. Excluding the insects, fruit, and grass eaten, the coyote requires an estimated 600 g of food daily, or 250 kg annually. The coyote readily cannibalizes the carcasses of conspecifics, with coyote fat having been successfully used by coyote hunters as a lure or poisoned bait. The coyote's winter diet consists mainly of large ungulate carcasses, with very little vegetable matter. Rodent prey increases in importance during the spring, summer, and fall. The coyote feeds on a variety of different fruits, including blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, apples, prickly pears, chapotes, persimmons, and peanuts. Other vegetable foods include watermelon, cantaloupe, and carrots. During the winter and early spring, the coyote eats large quantities of grass, such as green wheat blades. It sometimes eats unusual items such as cotton cake, soybean meal, domestic animal droppings, and cultivated grain such as corn, wheat, and sorghum, and beans.   Yes, they will take pets, sick or dying deer and young animals and birds on occasion. In urban and rural areas, road kill comprises a great deal of easily obtained food for the coyote and is on the top of their list as well as fruits and berries.   Some WMA's and Wildlife Refuges strictly control the hunting of coyotes because the coyote's impact is so minimal on the environment, that special regulations to control them are not warranted.   As far as hunting them at night even on private land is likely not to ever happen. For many reasons.   And Mr. Dane; I do talk to a biologist on quite a regular basis. FYI   Dave
  18. No sir. What has a bigger impact is people letting their dogs run lose. Fido causes a lot of damage as does cats. The coyote takes a lot of blame for things. Don't believe me? Call the biologist for your region.   Dave
  19. Coyotes have very little impact on those species. You want to raise a fuss about something? Get the pig regs changed. Wild pigs destroy thousands of Turkey, Quail and Duck nest every year. Eggs are like candy to them hogs! There's where the changes need made!   Dave
  20. I just checked and the group has 4,138 members. I personally thought anyone could view the page. That's alright, TGO is the only site I deal with when it comes to buying or selling guns. I don't trust anyone else.     Dave
  21. This is a group I belong to. So far, they have not banned the sale of guns. https://www.facebook.com/groups/278494068920551/   Dave
  22. DaveS


    Merry Christmas to all...and to all...see ya Saturday!   Dave
  23. I was basing that on what the news had said. I don't know who to believe anymore.   Dave
  24. He was charged for having a loaded handgun in his vehicle, as he pulled it on the trooper. It seems you have to be 21 to have a handgun in your vehicle. How old do you have to be to legally carry a handgun? It's 18 while hunting. How about driving around in your car? 21?   Dave


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