April 27, 2009
I new it was inevitable. Bruce had been in failing health for several months. Sadly, earlier this month, we had to have Bruce put down.
Bruce came to us in June of 2006, already old and the best miles behind him. Yet, there he was, his heart strong and eager to serve. Dog? Cat? No…Bruce was our 1993 Geo Tracker that I paid $150 for. I had spotted the ad the first day it came out: 1993 Tracker…bad body…$150. I called the owner and went up later in the day and bought him. I was told it needed a battery and a V-Belt. Read more
April 24, 2009
I was just reading an article in the KPVI.com website in regards to a panel discussion that was held at the Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho on wolves. We know debates about wolves become emotional and passionate and as you have come to expect, I’ll add flame to that fire this morning.
Those in attendance? Read more
April 22, 2009
I have gone fishing 4 times so far this spring. I have not caught much yet, but I have had a good time being out wetting a line. The weather is getting better here in Idaho and the fishing is starting to improve. I have also had to pick up a bunch of garbage left behind by some inconsiderate jackass. I am tired of having to pack someone elses garbage home to put in my trash. Why is it so hard for people to just pick up after themselves? I stopped for a short time at Wilson Spring Ponds in Nampa. The ponds are right across the street from the Fish and Game office. There are trash cans and restrooms there and I still had to pick up garbage to put in the trash cans.
April 21, 2009
It was ten years ago that two mentally ill boys, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, armed themselves and entered their high school killing 13 and injuring scores more. TIME Magazine marks this anniversary with an article about how, after 10 years, it’s no more difficult for lawful citizens to get guns. As a matter of fact, TIME claims it’s easier and they are probably correct.
Like with most similar tragedies in this country, for some strange reason, of which probably shrinks can’t understand, Americans seem to want to avoid the real root of a problem and attack a symptom. Why did our focus, at least a good part of it, become centered on guns, even 10 years later? TIME Magazine wants to know why we haven’t done more to restrict guns since Columbine. Read more
April 20, 2009
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Montana’s Governor Schweitzer has signed into law HB246, the so-called Montana-Made Gun Bill. What makes this bill unique and extremely interesting is that it is another attempt through gun legislation to reaffirm the state’s right to sovereignty.
HB246 declares that “A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Montana and that remains within the borders of Montana is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration……” Read more
April 18, 2009
The Kershaw Alaskan Blade Trader knife set is a fixed blade knife with exchangeable blades. the set comes with three blades. The Hunting blade The Gut hook blade, and a saw blade. The handle is made of a soft rubber that is non slip and comfortable. The belt sheath holds everything in perfect position for ease of use.
April 17, 2009
The Idaho Fish and Game department will auction off the furs, hides, antlers, and horns collected for the past year. there will be no Wolf hides this year.
April 17, 2009
For many years the debate has raged about which caliber is best in the brush. Equally debated is if any caliber is good in the brush. When most writers refer to the brush, generally they refer to Northern Tier states and whitetail deer. Brush, however covers a good deal of the Country. Brush is defined as bushes and young trees densely packed in a particular geographic area. For this topic, I am going to stick with Northern states, as their topography is covered with more brushy areas, on average.
In the past couple of decades, gun and ammo folk have tried to develop the quintessential brush rifle test. While some had a basis of merit, most have been dismal inconclusive events. The problem is staging a test where all calibers pass through the exact same amount of brush enroute to a target. Then what is the correct distance from the brush to the target? Read more
April 17, 2009
What appears to be a reckless leftist extremist president bent on bringing the United States to the brink of civil war, traveled to Mexico yesterday doing what he has done best since becoming president – apologizing for the United States, exhibiting absolute weakness.
Obama, using faulty data, apologized for the U.S. because guns are falling in the hands of thugs, drug dealers and overall worthless human beings. We can prove the 17% of the guns confiscated in Mexico drug wars originated in the U.S. The rest of the 90% claimed by liar Eric Holder is made up and he knows.
After apologizing and displaying his disgusting cowardice and lack on leadership skills, he then told Mexican president Calderon he hadn’t given up on the idea of bringing back an assault weapons ban in the U.S. Read more
April 13, 2009
The latest edition of the “Insider” newsletter from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now available for your viewing and/or download. Follow this link.
This edition contains an update of IFW’s efforts to get a handle on how many “Any Deer” permits it will issue by Wildlife Management District for next fall’s deer hunting season. IFW reminds hunters that following the harsh winter of 2007-2008 a “lag period” exists in which it will take a few years to rebound the deer herd losses. Officials state that 9 WMDs in the south central part of the state are at or near population objectives. Read more