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  1. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post
    ........ My own thoughts on hunting are changing. I still love the outdoors and the challenge of outsmarting an animal on their turf and the times spent around the fire.
    I made the same transformation several years ago. I still think about putting some meat on the table but I just can't seem to get up for it. I won't rule it out though.
    The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post

    Down in Az near my hometown they have one of those Africa wildlife places. Once when we were quail hunting a mile or so away a male lion went off roaring and bellering and the sound was absolutely terrifying. I want to hear it in person in Africa someday.

    This BIG guy was breeding a female all day one day about 125 yards off the deck (I play with a rangefinder sometimes). They made a hell of a racket. The neighbors came by to watch and everything. Sorry about the crappy cell phone pic.
    I had the privilege of going to Africa for two weeks, I went to remodel some missionary homes but had plenty of time for other endeavors. We didn't see any Rhinos or Elephants because they had headed them into Tanzania to get away from a scourge of poachers. The experience is still top of my list, I followed no rules and ran the jungles like a fool, got two feet from a?????one of those big weasels and I don't know who was scared more. The cats, damn what a noise. I think had I got the chance I'd have stayed, what a wonderful place, scary, serene, beautiful, dangerous, Africa!! The Riff valley was a fantastic part of Africa also. The stories alone are worth the trip. I stayed in a building that the British were using for their club house, they were building s golf course I guess so they could celebrate after shooting a Lion or somethng. I could go on forever but I'm going to stop. Would I go back, YES!
    This is your mind on drugs!

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    I would love to go to Africa but I believe the time may have passed. I can get all the excitement I need on a zip-line right here at home.

    Back to the lions, found this poor fellow yesterday behind the house. Looks like the lions may have had Christmas dinner at my place this year.
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    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    Those are sobering shots. This one is in PA and I believe the work of coyotes.
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    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner

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    Yup. Somehow I'm better with it when its a natural predator. Maybe because I don't see it. I haven't shot a coyote in 20 years. And I get lots of chances.
    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    Like your pup.
    ...............
    ”Life is tough; tougher if you are stupid.” — John Wayne

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    Thats Gus. He's a good boy.

    My first german shepherd. He's good company for what I do. I would not recommend one unless you have lots of time and attention to devote.
    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    How do you keep him from rolling in it?
    The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post
    Thats Gus. He's a good boy.

    My first german shepherd.
    I've been a Daddy to three of them, all good boys and girls......Ben
    “Eschew obfuscation, espouse elucidation” - Mrs. Miller, third grade homeroom teacher...

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