Sweltering 90*s

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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:38 am

Late last night some pretty good little rains settled in for a while, and just a bit ago they returned.
These dark, cool mornings are a tantalizing tease that put me in mind of the autumn storms I'm looking forward to.
Weeks to go before the first real changes begin, but July is almost behind us now, and full blown harvest time is about to kick off in earnest.
I'm going to be abandoning this thread by the end of the week, and starting one in praise of this!

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Baseball playoffs and Series
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The fall season/Halloween/cooler weather
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NFL football~Oh yeah!
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Always enjoy the first of these.
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Always good food
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Highpoint of the Year/Best of holidays.
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:46 am

Really? :no:
Hard to tell where they are aiming, but I'm thinking the low group at about 20 yards tops, highest group 30 yards off the ground.
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby woodduck31 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:45 pm

32 days and we have a job to finish. snow kept us out of all but one of our areas till the 19th of may, only giving us a few weeks to hunt in the spring on our two best sites. Last year we filled three of four tags in the spring and filled the 4th in the fall on the first hunt, this year we passed on two decent bears waiting on a couple of really nice bears. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the fires miss us this year, two years ago we couldn't hunt our area due to a fire closure. We have other options, but I have a date with a couple of bears from the spring I hope. It's going to be tough with 6 tags to fill this fall.

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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:22 pm

waveslider wrote:
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Really? :no:
Hard to tell where they are aiming, but I'm thinking the low group at about 20 yards tops, highest group 30 yards off the ground.

Just kidding. I'm not happy unless I can reach out and grab them with my free hand. :D


And you shouldn't be!
It's what we live to see. :thumbsup:

I dream (I really do) of the sound of 50 or a 100 birds sweeping down within ten or fifteen feet above me from behind the blind.
A sharp bank, and half the flock splashing down fifteen yards in front of me while the other half flutter down above them!
"TAKE EM"
Nothing beats it.
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:00 pm

In these last days of July, I'm trying to take stock of all there is left to do before the first bird hunts.
Grant it, there isn't a whole lot to do for the dove hunt in September, but the day the dove hunt starts, it's crunch time for the waterfowl hunts that follow They are serious business!
I absolutely have to wrap up my decoy flocking program no later than mid week next.
Hoping G&H is prompt in sending the Navigator Butt Feeder decoys.

I now know I'll have fields to hunt that I expect ducks to be using heavily, and that gives me the impetus to go ahead with the development of certain motion decoys I've been holding back on. But, I have set aside the monies i need to develop those, and the next two months should see the prototypes ready to hunt, at lest in limited quantities for the coming season!

Need to work hard with the dog!
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Mean Gene » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:22 am

Got our asses handed to us in dispatch yesterday. Non-stop from noon to midnight with lightning. Won't be any better today.
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby jdinid » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:06 am

I have six weeks to finish up the siding on the cabin, which includes finishing up the trim, replacing a door, caulking all the seams(board and bat siding), power wash, prime, paint.

In about three weeks, processing tomatoes and peppers will kick into gear(I'm already hip deep in pickles).

Somewhere in there I have to spend time floating flies and hitting the Sporting Clays so that I can hit the broad side of a barn by the time hunting opens up.

And let's not forget leisure time under the willow tree. :D
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:56 am

waveslider wrote:
waveslider wrote:
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Really? :no:
Hard to tell where they are aiming, but I'm thinking the low group at about 20 yards tops, highest group 30 yards off the ground.

Just kidding. I'm not happy unless I can reach out and grab them with my free hand. :D


That is unless hewhoshallnotbenamed is in the blind with. In that case, you better buck up the minute they reach the killing zone or you're looking at the sky.

And you better not miss or his 6 year old will start doling out shooting advice.....


Waveslider,
I'd listen to that shooting advice. Keep him out in the field with you over the years, and that advise will transition into real know-how!

"Gee Dad! What the heck is wrong with you? That bird was hanging right there in front of you. What were you thinking?"
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby blackrock » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:33 pm

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A couple more summer pics!


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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby jdinid » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:43 pm

Nice pics! That first one is frame worthy. Not that the second one isn't.
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby blackrock » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:59 pm

Thanks jd, it was a memorable hike!
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby blackrock2 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:55 am

As Bruce Buffer always says "it's tiiiiiiiiime".........to pick up this thread
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby blackrock2 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:59 am

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We're bowfishing hard, but it's not hard to see what's on our minds! I don't think taxi work gets much better than this one. In the yard Friday.......


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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:57 am

"Take 'Em!"
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:06 am

blackrock2 wrote:As Bruce Buffer always says "it's tiiiiiiiiime".........to pick up this thread


Yup! The ten day forecast is calling for mostly mid 80*s to right at 90*.
River here is starting to drop rapidly from what I saw crossing the Silver bridge here in town yesterday. Another three to four inches from that, and I'm launching the boat. Could have dropped that much last night. Gonna check it out later today.
Could be some really good fishing very soon.
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby whiskerbiscuit » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:52 pm

Caught a really nice limit of bass today on the snake. Fishing is on!
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:48 am

Well, here it is the 8th of June and I've had to fire up both ACs in the house.
Have a window mount here in the computer room at one end of the house, and a big wall mount unit in the living room at the other end.
Cleaned up both, found the remotes for them, and will survive nicely for the duration.

Just talked to whiskerbiscuit, and he's fed my fever to get after the bass. Sometime this week I hope!

That is, if I can get that far away from my lawnmower. Put so much fertilizer on my lawn this early spring that I can mow the front yard, and then move to the back yard and when I'm done with it, the front needs mowing again.
Such is summer!
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:23 pm

Just crossed over the Snake here in town, and lo and behold, it did drop back to almost perfect levels virtually overnight.
Still the slightest bit of color to it, but with any luck that should be gone by Friday!

Just made a phone call in the middle of typing this, and I'm on for a short local trip Friday morning!
Gonna start off slow, close to home, and see how my strength holds up for the trip. Blast this getting old thing that can slow a guy up.

Got word on some new Bass lures to try, so got to get to sportsman's Warehouse Thursday to get a hand full of those. Minnow trap in, and cooler full of nightcrawlers and I'll be set for whatever!
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby 3200 man » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:16 pm

Sweltering 90's is past us now , we're into triple-digits here .

Outdoor liv'in is after dark now , I'm happy to see there're other places with this opportunity....with friends !
As these days get longer ,and Hotter , it's unfortunate I have no place to go....but on this forum and others . :help:

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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:47 am

3200 man wrote:Sweltering 90's is past us now , we're into triple-digits here .

Outdoor liv'in is after dark now , I'm happy to see there're other places with this opportunity....with friends !
As these days get longer ,and Hotter , it's unfortunate I have no place to go....but on this forum and others . :help:

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Been several years since I've seen a day of triple digits here at the house. They have popped up from time to time, but it's a rare year when we have them stack up for days on end. 90*s are common. Far too common for my liking! I expect them by late June, and am always pleased to see them hold off until July.
I suppose the 4th of July they are to be expected, and the first week or so of September they are to be tolerated for the sake of the Dove opener, but on any given year, we can get a cold rain coming in by then that really knocks a hole in the Dove hunt.
Such an early cold snap usually comes with a trade off for a ruined hunt. The cooler air begins to kill the moss clinging to the rocks in the river, and the fishing seems to always pick up for the trout in that event. I know I feel better!
3200 man, I know there are people who thrive on the heat, and I guess that's why the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Midwest, Central Valley, and deserts Southwest exist. But there is this small enclave of the blessed, who choose to settle near streams full of trout, and Bass, and to be serenaded by nesting Canadas all the days of their lives. Don't know if it will add any days to my allotted time on earth..........but here's hoping!
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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby blackrock2 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:28 pm

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I want to call attention to a great event last weekend, and some folks that do the good! I'm putting it here, because our threads like this get like 50k views. You get to look at our pictures, so now you get to hear my soapbox. Support local Idaho businesses, (and regional ones) that give back to our communities, our kids in need and the environment. I'm not a spokesman for any of these organizations or businesses, but I like what they do. Last weekend we participated in the Archery Invasion Team Trent Bowfishing Fundraiser. I was astounded at the turnout, over 90 shooters, many more that just attended the event, and the unbelievable donations for the raffles. This youngster named Trent has leukemia, needs lots of treatment and help. Great kid and great people. I've never seen such donation of goods and services. It took two plus hours to raffle it all off. A lot of money was raised to help this young man, his family, medical bills. If you weren't there you can still probably donate, look up Team Trent or go to the Archery Invasion Facebook page. Here are some of the organizations or businesses I saw doing good: Archery Invasion, Toxic Calls and Bowfishing, Oneida Archery, Utah Bowfishing Association, Idaho Bowfishing Association. These are people and businesses I support. I try to buy Idaho or regional, avoid big box stores etc. For example, when you need an awesome new duck or goose call, call Toxic Calls out of Twin Falls, not Zink or Foiles. I met these guys, awesome. There are many more I haven't mentioned, but I look for businesses that get behind helping kids, ducks and steelhead! There you have it friends......


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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby blackrock2 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:04 pm

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Team Blackrock came in 3rd on Saturday! Not bad for some duck hunters that had never been to Oneida Narrows....


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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby blackrock2 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:07 pm

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Ohhhh aaahhhh


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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby blackrock2 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:09 pm

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We bought a lot of raffle tickets at the Team Trent. I was pretty excited to win the top dog, custom dip Oneida Osprey bow!!!!!!!


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Re: Sweltering 90*s

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:14 pm

Wow! I'll see what I can do!
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