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Posted: June 30 2017 at 10:36am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Deer permit came in the e-mail today.
Now to decide between the 6.5x55 carbine or the old pump 30-06. I'll wait until the grandkids shoot the deer they want then try to pick up something for summer sausage.
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Posted: June 30 2017 at 11:49am | IP Logged Quote M700

Excellent! Best of luck.
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Posted: June 30 2017 at 4:10pm | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

Best of luck, Rex! Let us know how everyone does!

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Posted: July 01 2017 at 1:04pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

Our Missouri Department of Conservation just released some new regulations for deer in Missouri. There are a few counties up in N. Central Missouri that have some cases of Wasting Disease thought to have been introduced by some illegally imported deer for deer farms that were not properly tested that had escaped into the wild. They have been trying for a few years to isolate it and have been testing deer killed in those areas as well as restricting the use of salt and minerals (salt licks) which they think can aid in the spreading of the disease since it draws a lot of animals to the same spot and the salt/dirt might become contaminated with the disease.

N.W. Arkansas had about 25 cases of the disease recently and the county that I hunt borders the Arkansas line near by. The salt/mineral restriction is now in place in our area as well as mandatory checking of any deer killed on the first two days of gun season. Actually, they only need the head and at least 6" of the neck for the test.

I surely hope they can manage to whip this disease somehow.



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Posted: July 09 2017 at 4:19am | IP Logged Quote M700

My "second deer" tag showed up yesterday!

It's a doe tag, for a mule-deer area not far from home. I have some access to private property there, so there is a good chance of success.

And of course, I won't turn down a nice mule deer buck to fill my regular tag should I happen across one.

But mostly, I'm just looking to fill the freezer this year. Hopefully see my son tag a mule deer too. Have a couple of new hunters I've been mentoring, maybe they'll get deer. Maybe not. But they'll hunt deer, which is a good thing.

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Posted: July 09 2017 at 7:56am | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Don't know how well were going to do with WT deer this year.
Heavy snow did a number on them.
Now the trail cam's have pic's of lots of bear including a grizzly with cubs.   

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Posted: July 09 2017 at 10:55am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Wow, tags won't be available here for at least another month, but they are over the counter though.

I think I'm gonna buy two tags and kill the first two legal ones I can this year for meat and concentrate on bird and small game the rest of the Fall. I spent a good bit of time waiting to get a decent buck last year and felt like I missed out. Besides that squirrel hunting is a lot easier on the old body than deer hunting anymore.

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Posted: August 10 2017 at 10:29pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Was talking with my granddaughter about a test the VA did that showed positive. Making arrangements for the unknown with the hospital for further test and such. But was invited to go hunt with her and my new grandson on the family farm. 800 acres and loaded with whitetail. So if further tests show nuthin I will walk into their woods. If I have to get carved on or get treatments and such, I'll likely be driven to the spot. Either way, looks like a hunt with my new 1970's Western Field model M776. My first hunt with a .243Win! Gonna be good to go.

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Posted: August 11 2017 at 4:05am | IP Logged Quote M700

Well, best of luck with the medical issue.

And, I think you're going to like that .243 on deer!

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Posted: August 11 2017 at 4:47am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Wade, if you don't mind I'll talk to the Creator about your medical condition and see if he will help.
I've got to get out with my rifles and figure which one to use this year. The pump 30-06 has always been good to me but I haven't used it for a couple of years. The short 6.5x55 Swede is a fun gun. About like a supped up 30-30. The long skinny 140 grain bullet only goes a little over 2400 fps out of the 17.5" tube but is quite accurate.
We are in what Nebraska calls a mule deer deficient area due to disease a few years ago so no mule deer does are allowed. If game and parks hit as many mule deer with their pickups as the boys do out around the farm that would change. White tail, anything goes.
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Posted: August 11 2017 at 6:44am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Thanks guys. I tend to bull my way through stuff like that business with the medical thing. Hopefully if its something that needs to be fixed then maybe we caught it early. And again, it was just one test. Could've been a false reading. But I have some practice time for the little gun, and of course we all just hate to shoot, right? Ha! . And Rex, a good word to the One Above couldn't hurt. Thanks amigo.

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