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  101 year old hunter takes 2 deer with one shot
Posted by: HeidelbergJaeger - Today, 03:42 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Hope I can be out in the woods like her if I make it anywhere close to that! Would be cool as heck to have a grandma like her.

   

Senior hunter still taking deer

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  Virginia gun bill status so far....
Posted by: Alex G. - 01-18-2019, 08:51 AM - Forum: Politics & Sunday Hunting - Replies (1)

HB 2399, Delegate Lopez, allows police to drag their heels in approving gun purchases.  KILLED by a 4 to 1 vote!
HB 2244, Delegate Sullivan, prohibits the possess or transport a firearm for someone committing a crime that is a MISDEMEANOR.  KILLED by a 4 to 1 vote!
HB 1956, Delegate Toscano, bans guns during a "permitted event."  KILLED by a 4 to 1 vote!
HB 2479, Delegate Plum, Universal Background Checks.  KILLED by a vote of 4 to 1!
HB 2285, Delegate Hayes, makes it a felony if an someone under 18 gets access to a firearm.  KILLED by a vote of 4 to 1!
HB 2492, Delegate Tran, "assault" firearms that have magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.  KILLED by a vote of 3 to 1!
HB 2604, Delegate Ward, One Handgun a Month bill.  KILLED by a vote of 4 to 1!
HB 2253, Delegate Pogge, makes State Police issue non-resident CHPs in 45 days (currenttly taking 5 months).  PASSED 4 to 2 and heads to full committee Friday morning!
HB 1763, Delegate Sullivan, Red Flag law.  KILLED by 4 to 2 after long debate!
HB 1691, Delegate Simon, expands ban on completely-plastic guns.  KILLED by a 4 to 2 vote!
HB 1644, Delegate Bourne, punishes gun owner who does not report a lost or stolen gun quickly enough with a fine and opens up civil and criminal liability.  KILLED by a 4 to 2 vote!
HB 1992, Delegate Price, bans guns at local government meetings.  KILLED by a 4 to 2!
HB 1654, Delegate Rasoul, prohibits loaded rifles in certain localities.  KILLED by a 4 to 2!
HB 1856, Delegate McQuinn, bans guns in libraries.  KILLED by a 4 to 2 vote!

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  Retirement from the Military
Posted by: HeidelbergJaeger - 01-16-2019, 10:55 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

Sitting here on Thursday afternoon at the installation retirement briefing. Already completed the first of two phases for the medical inspection, and dental work. 

I’ll be finishing up most things back in the states after I return, but wanted to know what’s the things that those of you whom have retired would have done before you were separated from the services? 

I think that the one major flaw we have is that we dont have any vets organizations that help you navigate the VA claims process.

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  Flounder in VA?
Posted by: BillHoo - 01-16-2019, 05:31 PM - Forum: Saltwater Fishing - Replies (7)

I don't often hear of anyone fishing for flounder in Virginia.

Are there places to fish them?

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  keeping hunting for the next generation
Posted by: PlinkerDad - 01-15-2019, 07:16 AM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - Replies (3)

I'm a suburban dad with two kids (daughter 8 and son 11) looking for a woodsy place or field near western Chesterfield county to go legally target shooting to cultivate their interest in guns and hunting.  I would pay or this privilege or put in sweat to keep up the property, and would always clean up after ourselves.  It would not need to be fancy, just a safe 100yd lane with a good backstop and accepting neighbors.

My kids already hunt squirrels with me in our backyard with PCP airguns, but there's only so far I can take that.  They are interested in firearms more broadly than that and what I'd really like to do is start taking them out with a .22 and plink like my granddad did with me.  With that love of shooting developed, I'd move to bigger firearms and hunting bigger game.  Indoor ranges are no good and even outdoor ranges are hard to find and don't quite allow that magic one-on-one passing on of the skills of shooting.

If you are a farmer or landowner in Powhatan or thereabouts and have a little spot off in some corner of a field or your woods that you wouldn't mind some kids learning to shoot at, please start a conversation with me.  We would be forever grateful.

A PM would be great!

Ed

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  Dog lost while hunting
Posted by: BAY BEAGLE - 01-14-2019, 11:45 PM - Forum: Waterfowl Hunting - Replies (2)

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Becky Rae
January 8 at 5:35 PM
Attention: Oyster & Seaside watermen friends.... you all probably heard about the duck hunting boat that went down out of Oyster creek a few days ago. The boaters were recovered and are ok, but their pup is still unaccounted for ? Their 3 year old black lab swam off during the incident, in between Cobb & Wreck Island. Dogs are very avid swimmers, so there is a possibility that he is still out on the island lost and scared, up in the brush. If anyone happens to see him while working out there, please shoot me a message. Let's bring this baby home

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  Target Buck
Posted by: Carcass - 01-14-2019, 07:48 PM - Forum: Deer Hunting - Replies (7)

Here's videos of my next target buck. I never saw him while at my hunting land this year, but have trailcam footage of him visiting my land once last year and again this past season (both times during daylight). I've nicknamed him 'Kurtis'. Ignore the pink coloration of the video; my trailcam is dying.







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  3rd rut still on...
Posted by: bluefishnc - 01-14-2019, 08:36 AM - Forum: Deer Hunting - Replies (1)

Crazy year in my parts. I am still seeing chasing. This am I was watching out the window into my back section of hardwoods and saw a flash run by towards the back. Kept watching and a few minutes later 2 does come trotting by like something was chasing them. Not running but moving with purpose. I keep watching and sure enough a small 4 and a spike are behind them noses to the ground. Keep watching to the back and a decent 17-18" heavy 6 flashes at the back. He is moving with purpose as well. Chases to the front and cuts the smaller doe off and the chase is on. Back and forth till she hits the "breeding thicket". He has her pinned up in there now and the 4 and spike are on the edge just watching.

They clear cut a big tract about a mile from me that was a big bedding area. I think that the late season breeding pushed to my end of the woods when they cleared that section. Hoping that holds for next season because this January has been crazy around here. I've seen more bucks in shooting light the past 14 days than the past two seasons combined.

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  .22-250 and 7mm-08 T/C Encore Barrels - 24", Blued, N.H. manufactured
Posted by: cajuntec - 01-13-2019, 08:42 PM - Forum: Buy - Sell - Trade - No Replies

Barrel #1:
Excellent Condition, .22-250 Encore barrel, Rochester N.H. made, 24” Blued, front sight only, I don’t believe this barrel has ever been fired. I never fired it, and I bought it as a “new” barrel. It has very faint hinge marks from where I mounted it to a frame to boresight the scope, but it was never fired after that. It does, however, have one small spot where the blueing was rubbed by another barrel’s front site – it’s smaller than a pencil eraser – about 2” back from the front sight on top - $225 shipped
Add a DNZ one-piece black mount - $270 shipped
Add a Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40, black scope with Burris Bikini scope caps - $420 shipped

Barrel #2
Excellent Condition, 7mm-08 Encore barrel, Rochester N.H. made, 24” Blued, front sight only,
This barrel has been fired, but not much at all. I filled in the engraving with white engraving paint to make it show up easier (easily removed if you don’t like it – but most people have liked it on others I’ve sold or shown) - $225 shipped
Add a Talley one-piece black mount - $270 shipped
Add a Nikon ProStaff 3-9x40 (the model with real aluminum turret caps, vice the plastic they are using now), black scope with Butler Creek scope caps - $420 shipped

All quoted prices are shipped within the 48 contiguous states and will come to you UPS or FedEx, because I don’t trust my local Post Office. I will ship to Alaska or Hawaii if you pay the shipping.

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  Want good mental health? Go fishing!
Posted by: HeidelbergJaeger - 01-13-2019, 01:53 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

One study specifically, which was recently published in BioScience Journal, found that daily exposure to nature can, among other things, help reduce feelings of stress and even improve your self-esteem, for up to seven hours. 

Reconnecting with nature can also help you become more mindful and present in the moment, one of the researchers concluded.

The benefits that many outdoorsmen and their families have come to cherish over the years are finally making it mainstream. States are now in a concerted recruitment effort to attract new hunters as well. 

Fox News story

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