Sako Rifles Afield (as intended)

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by Old Hippie, May 26, 2021.

  1. Bucktote

    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jim!
    Hope you & your wife had a wonderful Anniversary, Where does the time Go? Away !!
    When I married into the family, if you found a deer track on the farm road you called all the neighbors
    to see it! The 1950s were a time after WW-II & Korea, due to shortages in many items like meat the deer population had very poor numbers. As nature is capable of rebounding we saw the increase in numbers, but sadly it seems we couldn't stand success. It seems the feeling that there is always going to be plenty abounds, but we know better. I guess folks feel like the fairy godmother will will send a 12 pointer if we just go hunting. (no, he is the secratary of transportation) Men like Mr. Spaher are the kind that will keep the boat afloat, but we need more of them.
    This forum is a blessing, I wish I had found it sooner in life as I have learned so much from the associations members. I'll keep hunting as long as my body lets me, but I have been accused of operating a zoo for looking only. Maybe I'am too selective. I favor letting the mature does live & take the 1-1/2 year old class does. I feel the older does will be more successful in raising young due to experience. Hope I am right. Besides they make a killer venison stew!! Keep well & pray we will survive this perilous time in our history. B/T

     
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    Thank you B/T for the kind thoughts. We enjoyed a very nice day of reflections of the blessings and wonderful life we have enjoyed. We hope to see a much brighter future for all of us soon. Sakojim.
     
  3. gowyo

    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Spaher, It's an AII .308. Thanks for the info, our whitetails are dying off. I had two ranches decline our historical request to hunt this fall. Even for doe/fawn culling, first time.
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    Deer management aka “doe permit”
    Today was a successful day in the woods.
    Sako A III .270 Winchester the workhorse.
     

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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Uncle K..she’s a Big’n! Tasty Table Fare for certain! Nicely done my long haired Sako Bro!
    I’m thinking about removing the triggers from my hunting rifles to reduce weight..I hardly ever use them while hunting anyways…..bloo
     
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  6. Spaher

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    Gowyo, been doing a little research & Crockett County has problems. It is in TPWD Deer Management Unit 4 & has seen a 50% reduction in WT population from estimated 400,000 to 200,000 due to Anthrax. Anthrax can last in the ground for up to 80 years and periodically becomes active in the areas of Kinney, Crockett, Sutton, Edwards, Uvalde Val Verde & N Maverick Counties. Anthrax exists in spore form & activated with hot dry weather after a rainy period, a very general explanation of ideal bacterium triggers.
    It is bad stuff & cuts across all age classes, so long term consequences & no immediate recovery. I believe the last cases were found in 2016 & now back in a larger swath of country.
    The other area in Texas I recall is in Brooks county and that strain was the one used in 2001 in the “anthrax attacks” obtained from Govt research stockpiles.
    A word of caution, humans can get severe illness from contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products. I’d hate to be a taxidermist in the infected area as there is an exposure risk.
    I wish I had better news.
     
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  7. misako50

    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    Oh....BOO HOO, BLOO
     
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  8. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    …shut-up!
    (Sniff!):oops:
    Bloo hoo
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    If you want to see a deer.....just straddle a barbed wire fence while wearing your finest full suit camo. The one you want will spring from the trees while you carefully extricate yourself as you barely save your boys from serious damage.
     
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  10. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Anthrax…go figure!
    What about Covid? There was a recent rumor locally that the WT in WV could be infected with Covid 19? Is this possible? I’m not meaning to apply parody to Spaher’s topic of anthrax and ground contamination . It’s not the first time we’ve managed to almost kill an entire species with foolish storage or handling practices concerning hazardous waste management.

    On a lighter note…I did not notice any blaze orange masks for sale during the opening of hunting season. There was a small marketing of camo and blaze orange TP, which sold out quite suddenly.

    bloo
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The deer here are refusing to get vaccinated because there is a micro chip in the vaccine that allows hunters to track them on their cell phones. The hunters can only buy the App through Bass Pro or Cabela's because they paid off the game departments. Plus the the Game Wardens get paid extra by the Feds for every deer that "reportedly" dies from the Covid. I saw all this on PETA's Face Book page, so it must be true.
     
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    Man, if they do get covid...and lose their sense of smell........ I better get some more bullets
     
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    Very helpful info ! ,With all this going on i'am kinda lucky I couldn't hunt this year. Especially the barbwire thing.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Barbed wire hang ups aren’t too bad if you have a hunting buddy you trust well enough to get things unsnagged while you hold both rifles…o_O
    Bloo
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    I only speak from experience. Pheasant hunting was just a little different. They would flush when I was trying to relieve myself. Zippers are not your friend, when that happens.
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    Actually, that is hilarious. Only fun stuff I hear from the "veggies". They can't be all bad.....they were selling hotdogs one year at a protest. (not kidding).
     
  17. Bucktote

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    Are unvaccinated deer banned from govt. food plots or crossing the southern border to Mexico??
    Just asking??? B/T
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    Wow! A new Floorplate Engraving, perhaps? Call it " Hunter in the Covid Woods" That will keep your fertile mind busy.
     
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    Bloo, Sako harvested backstrap better than most Steakhouses & a Dunkel to pair. Every year anticipation to enjoy the outdoors & the harvest. Cheers!
     

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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Spaghetti sandwiches here…(sniff)
    Bloo
     

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