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  1. 6 hours ago, DeepSouth said:

    Crappie fishing hasn't been good this year. 4 trips to Sardis lake, 12 keepers with over 200 throwbacks. 3 trips to Enid lake, no keepers with over 200 throwbacks. 

    I'm doing better in the spillway area of these lakes since there isn't a 12" size limit. Sardis has a lower lake so that's were I'm fishing from a kayak.

    That still counts as a good day of fishing in my book.

    I took kids out skiing on Saturday - saw a little activity - I may try it in a week or so. 

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  2. No downside for them.

    Name recognition will have a decent percentage of the population sending money to them  until the state of New York orders them dissolved.

    WLP may as well flip everyone the bird and live it up at this point. They’ll still raise hundreds of millions of dollars this year. 

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  3. Oh, I am so sorry.

    I’ve got tears in my eyes as I write this.

    My prayers will be with you in the days ahead, that a God who knows sorry will surround you and bring you peace and healing.

    Please let me know directly If I or the community can help in any way. 

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  4. Just hope you don't wind up like a friend of mine who's partner said, "I married you for better or worse, not for lunch. Go find something to do." 😉

    Congrats!  That's a big deal.  

    We're it me, I'd take some time to truly to enjoy it.  Then if I were in your shoes, I think I would look at it in terms of, "I'm financially secure, healthy, and my kids are more or less out of the house. I'm also in the prime of my life. What is it that I want to involve myself in next?" 

    You've got options and security. That's worth a lot.


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  5. 1 hour ago, mikegideon said:

    I have had barbecued raccoon, and it was actually good. Not sure I could eat a possum. They're pretty nasty critters.

    I'd have to be hungry - but I can attest after a week in the field in a survival situation - you're hungry. And, fire kills everything.  I'd probably fire it before I even skinned it.  Easier to keep all the cow juice out of the cuts you almost certainly have on your hands.

  6. I had a brisket on the smoker the other evening and went out to check the firebox about 11:30.  Had one literally brush up against my leg as it walked through the fence coming to see what time dinner was happening. I didn’t hear it because the grass was wet and it was raining. It really surprised me by how brazen it was - or maybe it was just drawn to the brisket like everyone else.

    It wasn’t the least bit concerned with me. In fact, it stood up on its hind legs sort of looking at the smoker and then at me for a minute or two. I went in and eventually it moved on.

    I’m just thankful my dog didn’t get ahold of it. 

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  7. 3 hours ago, Johnny Rotten said:

    Well the company I work for just mandated get the vaccine by 10/1 or continue wearing a mask and do a weekly CV test to show your negative to protect the other workers.

    My wife is pretty much a anti vac'er, I'm kind of on the fence, I had a physical recently my doc suggested to me to get the moderna (because he got it) but stopped and said if you don't do vitamins at least, I've done neither. BTW: I'm defently no role model per the CDC for health BUT the only lost days of work since 1982 was only due to food poison, never had the flu either.

    what would you do?




    Do you have someone you trust you can talk to about it?

    I have two people who I literally trust my life to. They both told me the same thing your doctor did.  “Moderna if you have a choice, whatever you can get if you don’t. Don’t give it another thought cycle.”

    I got it within 24 hours of it being available to me. I’m quite low risk - but I deal with risk for a living.  It has contributed to killing one out of every 500 people in America at this point.  I’ve got people I need to take care of.

    You can walk into any Publix in the state and get the first Moderna shot in the time it takes to get a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk.

    Feel free to PM if you’ve got questions.  

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  8. 1 hour ago, Grunt67 said:

    Nothing wrong with eating a raccoon. Folks used too all the time, back in the day. I've eat a bite or two myself,  LOL

    Back before Turkeys became the thing for Thanksgiving, raccoons were a popular Thanksgiving treat.

    Herbert Hoover “pardoned” one headed for the table at the White House in 1926.  Word is she repaid him by biting him and briefly putting him in the hospital later on. 

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  9. 47 minutes ago, E4 No More said:

    No cats, and the dogs are easily kept behind the fence. If I got one of those traps the next thing you'd know is I tried out for Mountain Men. 🙂

    I’d watch it.

    I remember being in school a long time ago - an instructor teaching trapping told us that a raccoon would keep a man alive for a week. I remember laughing at that.  When we snared one after being in the field for several days it may as well have been a Michelin starred feast.

    I guarantee if you found any of my peers from that class today - 20ish years later - they’d all tell you the same thing.

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  10. Have you got cats or dogs?

    If that answer is no - or they can be kept inside - I'd probably go for a #220 conibear trap with something really smelly like canned catfood as a bait.  That'll take possums and raccoons. A #110 is probably okay for a possum, but not big enough for a raccoon.

    If you've never set a 220 - using a setting tool is worth it to reduce risk to yourself.

    All that said - the wolf urine should work fine on a temporary basis.

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  11. 7 hours ago, Omega said:

    Now, now, keep it civil.  So, if the CCP shot takes care of the flu, why still need the flu shot?  Why are they now studying the combined flu/ccp shot if one can do both? 

    The seasonal flu and SARS-2-CoV are completely different viruses.  The vaccine for one will not affect the other.  They’re studying whether they can combine vaccines into one shot - like the MMR or the Tdap vaccine. 

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  12. 16 minutes ago, GlockSpock said:

    I'm vaccinated and feeling great right now.

    Unfortunately, my Wife can say the same for neither. Keep her in your prayers, if you don't mind. We are talking about the antibodies. She's young and healthy, we think she can easily fight it. One thing that stuck out to me is that while the antibodies treatment may make your short term suffering better, it may also limit your long term immunity/strength against COVID. It's a difficult decision, and that's assuming that the decision is even ours.

    I can also unfortunately say that our 9-month old son has his first fever, ever. 100.6°F. Hes super sweet right now but you can tell he is confused and uncomfortable.

    Will do.  Let me know if y’all need anything. 

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  13. 54 minutes ago, Alleycat72 said:

    Had a guy at work die of covid last night. I do not know his vaccine status, but I'll try and find out. That makes 8 out of 30ish thousand employees. My 10 year old daughter in getting a blood test to see if she needs a second blood transfusion so his status is not on the top of my list at the moment. 

    Y’all will be in my prayers. Even when it’s something routine - it can still be really scary. 

  14. 37 minutes ago, Erik88 said:

    I figured you would be a good person to ask about this. Do you know why some people are having trouble getting these when they test positive while others aren't? Do they simply not have enough or are certain doctors just not prescribing them? 

    Mike is exactly right.  There’s an enormous shortage right now for several reasons - but mostly because we’re in the midst of a surge. 

    The state’s policy is also unclear.  You’ve likely seen it reported this week that the state is trying to restrict access to people who are vaccinated but get breakthrough cases to try to reserve the supplies we do have for sicker, unvaccinated folks.

    Ethics aside, that policy is causing a lot of confusion at the individual provider level.

    But it’s mostly a supply chain issue.  We all thought it was the machines or zombies that were going to get us.  Turns out it’s supply chains. 


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