Let the Madness Begin

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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:11 am

Man you sure do embellish everything Paul. If I had hit you with the jet spray from five feet away I would have hit you on your waders. I was able to wait till you were ten feet away so I hit you with fifty gallons of water in the upper chest and face area. Was trying to do you a favor since the water was warmer then the air temp.


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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby phutch30 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:00 am

your right, my bad.
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby TopWop » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:44 pm

Any of you guys have any problems with guns freezing?

If the answer is no, what's your secret?
I never had a problem with my old auto, ever.
This new one froze up earlier in the year in +5.

If anyone tells me it's because my gun is dirty I'll
poke you in the eye with a stick. Is light to no oil
the key in the sub zero climate? Thanks
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby Lawdog » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:54 pm

I run my Xtrema 2 pretty dry this time of year. But, my partner has an A400 and he needs to keep it a little lubricated to run smoothly. I've had zero issues over the last week or so.
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby MontanaNewbie » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:01 pm

Had a decent day with Mtfowler today field hunting. Shot 3 mallards in the first 10 minutes then died off for a while. 4-5 more dozen dekes would have helped, as well as a mojo or two. in the process of moving to ND tomorrow for an oil job, keep them low over here guys.
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby klabrel » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:11 pm

Sad to see this cold snap end. Yesterday 6 above, today 46. Crazy to see the change in open water in one day. Still managed to scratch a few birds out've the hole, one was a real beaut.
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby pmahler » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:37 pm

good looking pup man...better looking scuzzy duck
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby hntndux » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:08 pm

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I thought -8 was cold, you guys must have Thick Boots... 5 Man Limit...
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby pmahler » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:10 pm

good shoot, you in MT?
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby hntndux » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:04 am

That was in Idaho...
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby phutch30 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:27 am

thanks for the invite :sad:
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby hntndux » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:27 pm

Thats was 4 years of work to get into...my nose is still brown!!
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby pmahler » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:32 pm

Phutch loves the invite...not so much the reciprocity
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby phutch30 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:39 am

HAHAHA Oh man Pete,YOUR such a "pot calling the kettle black" guy! Ive invited you on dozens of hunts. We used MY boat on the Horn for 4 years before you had other options. Ive been to 3 of your places. I wont count the super great "nice guy" hookup you did for me in the Bitteroot, since that worked out steller for me in the short term and has been great in the long term.

Come to think of it where did you hunt yesterday and with who????? I think you owe him a backlog of hookups :no:
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby hntndux » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:21 pm

Paul..Ive been reading your posts for 4-5 years..seem pretty reasonable to me...!!!! Have a great Christmas..
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby pmahler » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:07 am

thanks so much for weighing in hntdux....I feel much better now
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby phutch30 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:48 am

Pete's so mean
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby hntndux » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:17 pm

I meant, all you all...
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby slough » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:30 pm

How does a dog handle water retrieves when it's 20 below out? How do you keep them warm in between retrieves? Seems crazy...
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Re: Let the Madness Begin

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:22 pm

When it is that cold where I hunt you can usually limit 3-4 guys in a hour and a half or so. When the hunting is that fast paced the dog is almost always in the water. The water is pretty warm. When she gets out her vest seems to keep her pretty warm. I keep a close eye on her for any signs of cold. If she looks like she is getting to cold I will either run her around on the bank or toss a stick in the water for her to fetch. Both of my coldest hunts a couple weeks ago when it was -25 to -29 I never even saw her shake, never took her eyes off the sky looking for birds. Only problem she had was when we were finished and she jumped up on the front of the boat and laid down, then stuck to the boat. Had to scoop water up on her to un-freeze her legs and rear end from the boat. Just keep a eye on them and be prepared to pull the plug on the hunt immediatly if something is wrong.
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