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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby AR Dave » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:10 am

You are right on - I was hitting the squared glue with a hammer, but noticed I was breaking off chips of fiberglass. I have time to work on it again this week. Chapman suggested the vinyl rails, but I just thought wood would be neat - it'll be in a garage in off season. Maybe I can put it in the swamp and go take a look-see this week - swamps are still maxed out flooded here, AR River Valley.
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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby AR Dave » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:14 am

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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby deliriousII » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:52 pm

Also, btw....Im very envious of the hunting area you have there and that beaver blind is amazing!! Keep up the good work, and the pictures are great!
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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby AR Dave » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:03 pm

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You can see the 18' wide blind in the back.

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We saw no less than 60 Wood Ducks yesterday. 4 Different Hens leading 1/2 dozen or more babies. Of course that's when we drove up and I wasn't thinking about taking pics. Water holes full to the brim.
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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby AR Dave » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:14 pm

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That blind blew over a few weeks back - when we went to set it back up, there were Crawdads stuck to it. So we tried trap baskets Sunday, went back Tues. Too late - bait was gone and so were most of the Crawdad's. Now that we know we can catch them - what we going to do, when we do? Inda Swamp / Woods? Need some direction here. Are these good eatin?
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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:28 pm

AR Dave wrote:
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That blind blew over a few weeks back - when we went to set it back up, there were Crawdads stuck to it. So we tried trap baskets Sunday, went back Tues. Too late - bait was gone and so were most of the Crawdad's. Now that we know we can catch them - what we going to do, when we do? Inda Swamp / Woods? Need some direction here. Are these good eatin?

whatcha want/ need to know? It's a little late in the season for cathcing crawfish though...
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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby AR Dave » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:29 pm

There is a season? Is there a time when we shouldn't be eating them? If we catch a load - what then - take em home and throw them in a boiling pot? My wife does that to Lobster - they'll be squealing.
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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:32 pm

AR Dave wrote:There is a season? Is there a time when we shouldn't be eating them? If we catch a load - what then - take em home and throw them in a boiling pot? My wife does that to Lobster - they'll be squealing.

late spring/summer the shells get hard and they are hard to peel. nothing wrong with the taste. best to catch them right when the water comes up in the late winter/ early spring.
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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby AR Dave » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:51 am

Well good - we'll be looking forward to next Spring. Crappie and Crawdad. Thanks!
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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby AR Dave » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:20 pm

Hey I haven't been slacking - just been forgetting the camera, card, or batteries. Seen some water moccasins that looked like Andaconda's, last week, while wading into some new blinds. Anyhow I'm putting up a deer stand, in the back yard. Wind started blowing hard - I wanted to see how the deck is holding up with the trees swaying. So I threw on the those light weight fishing waders, a rain coat, went out there in the storm. If the sock feet were cut out of those - they might work great as hunting rain pants.

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Re: Offseason 2014

Postby AR Dave » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:15 pm

Learned how to paracord braid over the last few weeks - this is what I finally came up with.
The side drops pull through the neck, so I can stagger calls.

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