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Mo Mo

Member Since 15 Sep 2016
Offline Last Active Dec 07 2019 09:40 AM
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#343691 Whitetail Treat

Posted by Mo Mo on 23 June 2019 - 07:54 PM

Those look amazing Glen! 




#343689 * Fishing Pictures Thread *

Posted by Mo Mo on 23 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

I have fished up there also Mark, it's beautiful country.  Congrats on the great trip with your son. 

 

Now we need to just talk about your vehicle choice......... :naughty:.   Where is the Yota ?!?




#343677 Arizona bans coyote hunting contests...

Posted by Mo Mo on 23 June 2019 - 09:07 AM

The organizers would simply need to state that in order to compete in the contest, "you will need to make a cash donation".  If it's called a donation and not an entrance fee, it changes the dynamic of the contest legally. 




#343303 * Fishing Pictures Thread *

Posted by Mo Mo on 09 June 2019 - 11:41 AM

Nice bass GW.  Any day at the lake is better than a day at work!




#343275 Getting ready for this year's big game season.

Posted by Mo Mo on 08 June 2019 - 07:33 PM

Kentucky Longrifle in .50 that I built.  I pulled a Doe tag and a Elk Cow tag for muzzle-loader season this year.  I am excited. 

 

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The barrel was "plum browned" rather than blued.  The stock was dipped in behren's cherry solution and then had 3 coats of tang oil finish applied.  The brass was hand brushed over a period of a few weeks to give it a light green patina with a vinegar solution.  Right now, I can shoot a 240gr solid lead conical and hit a coffee can repeatedly at 100 yards.  That's minute of elk/deer in my book. 

 

I figured that I had taken animals with high power long range firearms with high magnification optics.  It was time for me to do it the hard and more traditional way. 




#343273 * Fishing Pictures Thread *

Posted by Mo Mo on 08 June 2019 - 07:25 PM

Got out again last night.  Throwing a black/black curly tail jig and slow reeling.  Caught these two toothed fillets. 

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Some little boy on the dock was trying to tell me to put my thumb in his mouth to hold him because his dad told him that how you hold bass.....until I showed him the teeth and explained that it was a walleye.




#343271 Motorcycle? No Thanks!

Posted by Mo Mo on 08 June 2019 - 07:18 PM

There's a reason I don't ride motorcycles any longer.  Deer are one of them. 




#343151 * Fishing Pictures Thread *

Posted by Mo Mo on 04 June 2019 - 07:49 PM

Went over to the local state park with my ultralight combo and went pitchin' for bass.  Caught some nice ones this last Sunday.

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Using a 4'6" ugly stick with 4lb line, a green back/red glitter 6" worm wacky rigged.  Pitchin at Largies sittin on beds.  They may not be huge, but they are a blast to catch on the ultralight!




#341195 February Club Hunt - What Comes After Plan C?!

Posted by Mo Mo on 25 February 2019 - 07:40 PM

Nice work on the predators!  Can't wait to see how that bob hide looks. 




#340995 Good Morning Predator Talk.

Posted by Mo Mo on 16 February 2019 - 06:37 PM

Had some real nice weather this morning for putting up fur. Had to make some room in the deep freeze for more fur!45419fd984940681446dc5bb0bb0622e.jpg

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Looks like I need to take a road trip!




#340991 Coyote mount decoy

Posted by Mo Mo on 16 February 2019 - 11:27 AM

Yeah, can't say that I would carry that out hunting.  Especially not when I am doing an extended hike to different locations.  I try to pack light with a backpack to keep my hands free while walking.  I guess if you are road hunting or walking 100 yards from the truck, it may be ok.  I would put it in the man-cave, garage or somewhere where the wife can't see it. 




#340593 Project Elk Hammer

Posted by Mo Mo on 03 February 2019 - 06:07 PM

Yeah,

 

That big loop is a good idea and it looks like a good set up for the intended purpose.  Hope you keep it 'till hunting season comes around again (ha, ha).

 

Yeah, I know.  The way I see it is guns are tools.  They need to fit you and you need to enjoy carrying them.  Which is usually why I tend to thin out my heard.  I use them for a season, and if I did not like the rifle, it goes and I find something else. 

 

I like this rig as it has both Irons and a Scout scope.  6 rounds of 45-70 on board (only one is needed if I do my part). 

 

My scope has a ballistic plex reticle.  I am going to figure out my speed and then do a ballistic reticle analysis and see where it's hitting on the stadia lines.  Then there will be practice.  I feel that as long as I lean this rifle, I should be good out to 250 yards using the FTX 325's.  Most of the realistic distances that I see where I hunt are 100 to 150.  If I know that I am going to be hunting in an area that has extended ranges, I will opt for my .300WM. 




#340543 Project Elk Hammer

Posted by Mo Mo on 02 February 2019 - 03:53 PM

Picked up a well used Marlin 1895 GBL.  Added an XS scout rail with ghost ring and front sight ramp. Coupled with a 2-7x scout scope.  Stocks were in rough shape, varnish was coming off.  So today I caught a bug and went for broke.  I don't think it looks too bad.  I will be sending the 325gr FTX down range. 

 

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#340491 Anyone hunting in the southeast? Need advice.

Posted by Mo Mo on 31 January 2019 - 07:38 PM

First and foremost, I would not start with a howl or locator.  Start with a prey sound, for your area I would use eastern cottontail or bay bee cottontail.  Start it at a low volume first as starting too loud may scare off any coyotes or foxes that may be close to you.  At about the 5 minute mark, I would up the volume slightly and work up from there.  If you are going to switch sounds, don't do it abruptly.  Lower your volume incrementally and when there is a natural pause, then change the sound.

 

What I have found:

Rabbit sounds, fawn distress and some small rodent sounds will pull in coyotes.

Rodent sounds and some bird sounds will pull in foxes and bobcat.

If you want to target raccoons- I use "boar fight". 

 

Check the foxpro sound library, they have a bunch of free sounds that they update regularly. 

 

If you don't have any luck in a certain area, it doesn't mean they aren't there, it just means they are either educated or not hungry. Depending on the time of year, a coyote female submissive howl may pull a male looking for a good time. 

 

The other sound you could try if specifically targeting coyotes is pup distress.  This works best in mating season (now into March) and birthing season in April to June.  Coyotes gestation is only approx 60 days.  After pups are born, mom will be hunting for easy meals. 

 

Note that if you play any coyote vocalizations, you will most likely not see any foxes or other predators as the coyote is at the top of the pecking order in most cases.  That's the main reason I start out with prey sounds so it doesn't limit my target species. 




#340487 63 Year-Old Snow Machine

Posted by Mo Mo on 31 January 2019 - 06:07 PM

I turned a dishwasher into a snow blower once.....handed the wife a shovel!