CcCstriper89

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About CcCstriper89

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  1. Your lowers don't happen to be located in MA and pre- healy registered do they? I have been looking for one but in the peoples republic of MA; you cannot own or obtain any "assault weapons" or the lowers without proof of purchase or registration pre 7/20/16. The way the law is currently written transfers are acceptable though. It has made prices sky rocket on otherwise cheaper lowers or rifles; never mind the high end ones.
  2. Still chasing them through the ice. I will be scouting; shed hunting; and turkey hunting when spring hits though I don’t fish them open water.
  3. A guy from my town in his mid 20s was killed on his motorcycle by a drunk driver this past year; after the other guy crossed lanes and passed two cars to hit him head on. Last I heard the family is fighting tooth and nail right now to get the guy locked up for more than 10 years. Doesn't sound like its going to happen. If you want to kill somebody and not do a life sentence just hit them with your car driving drunk; you will be set free
  4. Thanks. I spend a lot of my time hitting areas I am pretty certain other guys don't shed hunt; whether it is for amount of nature walkers; minimal amount of buck sign; etc. I do well hitting these places I don't think others go. I have hit some absolutely hammered zone 10 conservation lands that should be littered with antlers only to find nothing time and time again.Those are the places guys are slamming and cleaning house early. I got 17 last year more than half of them were year old sheds; the other half fresh drops.
  5. I jumped two bucks last March while shed hunting that still had full head gear. I was very surprised.
  6. Got some time this afternoon to make it out a couple hours and got #2 and 3. Both old drops.
  7. The news is talking about it like its the story of the century. The man is being charged with 2 misdemeanors. That is about as serious as being charged with stealing a couple bags of chips from the convenient store. I can't believe the guy was dumb enough to go to a hole in the wall rub and tug when at the snap of a finger he can have his way with probably some of the most beautiful women on the planet; look up Dan Bilzerian and his lifestyle if you want proof. There is no shortage of gorgeous women willing to do anything for money (gold diggers); he must be a cheap prick if he wanted the 79 dollar an hour special.
  8. I have seen bucks into late March holding head gear. I always begin shed hunting early though because plenty fall off starting end of December. The longer you wait the more of a chance you have that somebody else stumbles upon them as well. I haven't been out as much as I'd like yet. Found my first shed of the year last week; but it was from last season.
  9. Went out ice fishing this week and had turkeys gobbling on the roost both mornings when walking onto the ice. Ice fishing and gobbling turkeys at the same time are not the norm for me. They went silent as soon as they hit the ground. Got me thinking about turkey season.
  10. That is a major bummer. Cool you were able to retrieve the rack though.
  11. I highly doubt anybody using gaffs now will stop because of a law telling them not to do so. If they look left; then right; and see no EPO they are going to gaff every fish hooked and slide them over the rail. Same with mandatory circle hooks. The shops are still going to sell all styles and they aren't going to tell paying customers to put back the pack of J hooks because they aren't legal to use. More feel good BS that won't mean a thing without enforcement. Larger fines is a good start; the judges should be forced to stick to them though. It doesn't matter if the minimum penalty starts at 10,000 dollars when the judge laughs every case out of court because he doesn't have a clue about fish and game management.
  12. From the way I read it Mike is attempting to sell the business; which would include all his present stock and I assume connections with various companies; builders; etc. This does not fully equate to a "closed up shop". If somebody purchases the company as a whole we very well may see it right where it is; under new management. Wish nothing but the best for Mike and family.
  13. Contributing to the commercial harvest IMO is commercial fishing and the laws that are set follow that line of thought. You can split hairs all you want and say he isn't a licensed commercial fisherman; that may be true but he seems to be attempting to make the point that not being the person collecting a check makes him somehow more conservation minded when in reality it does not. Carl has multiple times in this thread prided himself on never selling a fish. Yet fish he caught were killed and sold. To some including myself; that could be seen as hypocritical. The OP is starting a conversation that details making the canal a rec fishery only; as well as possible stricter limits on even the rec intake. To me that sounds like he is getting eerily close to preaching catch and release. Maybe I am wrong about that part. To end it; I think the idea is a pipe dream that would only benefit catch and release fisherman the way I am reading it. I am not for limiting the resource to any ONE group; it should be regulated evenly which is a whole other argument.
  14. Sorry TimS but I disagree; apparently the state of MA does as well or they would allow commercial and recreational limits to be filled on the same outing. If you are on a commercial fishing vessel catching fish that are being sold and counted against the quota; you are commercial fishing. It doesn't matter who gets the money at the end of the day. You caught a fish that went to market; you are commercially fishing. Most guys allow non permitted guys to fish with them so they can fill their limit quicker. They don't charge you fuel or bait fees because you are making them money. If your a good fisherman they are looking at you as free labor. Not really sure how it could be looked at any differently. Preaching catch and release but fishing on every commercial day to get on the water for nothing is in my mind no different then collecting the check at the days end.
  15. Personally I don’t shoot at many deer on the run; so my Nikon does what I want it to do very well. I am sure there are better setups for moving targets. Shotgun season is only 2 weeks long here and I don’t really bring the gun to the range and blast away 16 dollar boxes of sabots too often; so I don’t see myself changing scopes any time soon.