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#46185 profile ratings

Posted by mmoore on 05 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Hey broadside,
They're reputation points. You'll notice a green up-arrow to the right side of every post, that's where these points come from. I think the idea is the help sort out the more reputable users. When you read posts that deserve two-thumbs up, give em a point. Hold your curser on someone's user name, and a little box will show up, showing their reputation points and how many posts that person has. If they've made a lot of posts, and don't have any rep. points.... they might just be full of crap, or stirring up crap!! LOL IMO, that's how it supposed to work... Should be a down arrow as well though!

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#9100 Reputation rating

Posted by Country Girl on 28 October 2010 - 02:51 PM

ok...I'm wrong...
there is no minus sign.
I guess you can only hit the + on this site.
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#47745 2012 n.b.h coyote contest

Posted by Early riser on 24 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

Was out this morning and called in this ***** coyote , does this count?Posted Image
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#46283 Back to deer hunting...Also, 4 ways not to act like an idiot on the forum

Posted by MarshandMeadow on 06 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

This got buried several times in another post, so I thought I should share.

Everyone needs to get to the woods and get hunting!

In case anyone hasn't figured it out yet, discussing hunting is what this forum was designed for. No one can argue with someone sitting behind their computer at home. I enjoy discussing wildlife management and hunting....but somewhere along the lines people loose their flippin' minds and get into petty arguments. Here are some simple online forum etiquette points before you decide to go nuclear on a forum.

1. Give your opinion, but realise everyone else has one as well.

2. Not everyone wants to hear how awesome you are all the time. If you have to build a persona online that makes you larger than life you are compensating for something. Some of the most interesting people I know are incredibly modest. There is a trick to being modest. Try it out.

3. Learn to back away. If a forum turns into an online chat board of insults every 30 seconds, then maybe you should think about just backing off. Also, if you have to push to get the last word in, then you might still look like you lost no matter how many facts you put out there.

4. Don't write anything that you wouldn't say to someone face to face. Again, if you act like a knob in person see points 1 through 3.

With those things being said, I still enjoy this forum very much and continue to come here for hunting discussions. Not d**k measuring contests.
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#42752 The New Breed of Hunter

Posted by mmoore on 17 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

Hey guys, being one of this "new generation", I felt the need to comment on this topic.

I have to agree with all that is said above. Most of my generation is going to **** in a hurry! lol With some exceptions that is.
I was introcuded to this great sport at the early age of 6 years old, when I was just old enough to follow along with my father/grandfather/uncle. Being 25years old now, I like to believe I've learned alot with my years on the varoius meadows I've hunted.

My peers and mentors always tried to teach me all that they knew; how to be safe, how to be humane when taking waterfowl, how to be respectful of other hunters.... after I learned most of that stuff... then they showed me how to shoot ducks. IMO - It takes a lot of each of these things to call one's self a "Waterfowler", and even more to call one a " True Sportsman".

I have one duck hunting partner the same age as I, been hunting together since we were about 14 years old. We both learned to hunt from out fathers and such. Hunting styles were very different from his crowd to mine, but the ethics were the same. I would rather hunt by myself than to share a blind with any other " Duck hunter" of my generation when he's not available. Why? Because they're not duck hunters, they're simply people with a 12 ga that shoot ducks.

I simply can not tolerate the lack of respect that most young hunters have for the sport in general. Is it due to their poor attitudes? In general... NO IMO - Lack of guidance. Many of these new hunters are trying to learn about this sport on their own, with little to no guidance from their peers. When people start learning everything from a TV show, we're in trouble. Fathers have given up the sport, and are simply trying to tell the next generation how it should be done, without ever showing them. " When I used to shoot ducks..." I know there's more reasons, but this one really stands out in my eyes.... Duck hunting is a dying sport in many areas, with very few young hunters on the meadows of today.

I for one, am big on tradition... and keeping traditions. I still shoot the same exact ponds as my grandfather, while others are often better place to setup. I still use his old 870 wingmaster at times, while a new Benelli sits at home.... shooting over some of his foam and cork decoys. These are things that should be shown to some of the next generation.

The new breed of hunters that are being shown the proper ways of the sport, and that take it seriously, IMO, make more succesful hunters that ones in the past... With all the new gear, guns and educational tools like the internet and sites like this one. I think we make better educated hunters than before.

As for the high fives and shouting... I admit... I too get excited by times. But isn't that a part of it? I remember one opening morning when I was 16. The alarm rang at 4am, but I was already awake, to realize my father was already awake as well. He must have seen the excitement in my eyes and asked " Are you excited?" And I replied "Yes, are you?" I'll never forget what he replied, " Yes I'm excited. When the day comes that this doesn't excite you anymore, maybe then you should give it up." My father will turn 65 this year, and admits, he feels like a kid again every year, 5am, October 1st.

Making a perfect follow up shot at 50 yards on a flaring bird, only to find a perfectly matured male wood duck which has a shiny silver band on one leg.... please forgive me in advance, but whatever ever marsh your hunting in, chances are you'll hear my shouts of joy. It's not of disrespect I do this, but the opposite. It's times like these that make me respect the sport, mother nature and true freinds and family that made me the hunter I am today. Perhaps the excitement will no longer be there someday, that day I'll take my father's advice. Maybe with age, I will calm down a little at moments like this.... but maybe not! HAHAHA
Please forgive me if this behavior offends anyone, but it may just be the fact that we're full of "Piss and vinegar" still.

Enough of me rambling on and on, which I could do for days on this topic. This is just a part of my 2cents when speaking of the new generation of today.

On another note.... only 14 more sleeps!!!!
Hope you all have a succesful and memorable hunting season!
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#25712 Deer Bait Advice?

Posted by Slug870 on 04 August 2011 - 09:09 PM

Or you could choose not to bait at all and instead devote some time and effort into studying deer habits and habitat, learn some woods craft skills, spend hunting season walking around in the nice fall weather get to know the ground and seek out the elusive whitetail like your grand dad used to do.
but then again sitting in a tree all day watching a pile of apples or corn waiting for a deer to show up does have a certain romantic "man against nature" appeal to it don't you think ?

Well thank you for your constructive and helpful post. When you're ready, give me a call and I'll come over with a sturdy stepping stool to help you down off your high horse to wade into the lowly populace known as us common folk...

You are entitled to your opinion. Just keep in mind, opinions are like a**holes; everybody's got one, but people seldom want to hear anyone else's... just like "grand dad" used to say. If you choose not to hunt over bait that's fine, but please don't force your views on other hunters who do.

Thank you and best of luck in the upcoming season.
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#163530 Trail Cameras Stolen - Harewood, NB

Posted by shedhunternb on 12 November 2014 - 11:01 AM

Deerdreamer.Sadness came over me when I was reading your post,A lad your age working and tring to make a living and some jerk steals your cameras.I,ll keep my ears open.Ihave 2 trail cams here and not using them.You can use them if you want,just come over to the house.Dave

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#74489 first day of grouse season

Posted by Keep Hammering on 18 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

My young fella last Saturday out for the first time and seeing his first dead bird. He had fun and didn't even cry when the gun went off. Not bad for alittle over 2 years old. He knows what the orange hat is for and asks to "go shot da bird" when he gets home every evening from the sitter. He was very pissed when he asked where I was when he woke up in the morning and mummy told him I went duck hunting.



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#59748 Cabelas in MONCTON???????

Posted by PaulieB on 25 September 2013 - 07:42 PM

Yeah I'm with Whaler, I really like Better Buy Sports, Great Staff very helpful and reasonable stock or info on how to get it... I'm sure they will be only etting bigger in the near future.....

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#51072 Pronature Miramichi

Posted by wonksy on 18 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

The young lad at gun counter is a know it all lack of knowledge idiot...case closed!
I've had a few different younger shooters come to me now with complaints of being misinformed n ripped off,so instead of just believing it I went to the horses mouth n sure enough it was infact true!
Poor way to run a business IMO, and I made sure they knew it!
I refuse to give them 5 cents!
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#102050 Simmons scopes..

Posted by VersaMax95 on 11 December 2013 - 04:52 PM

Hey Peeps!! looking to get a savage axis stainless in 223 rem. I know the optics are crap, so I want to purchase a Simmons 22 mag 3-9x40 Silver. Do you think it could do the job right, since its ment for a 22 mag...I want it silver to match the gun. so need your thoughts on it!!


Shotgun 1974


Big al, do what I did,,  bushnell banner 6-18X50mm should get those targets and varmints nice and close!!! LOL!! :)

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#136209 Sitting out of the moose draw after your picked.

Posted by Bull's eye on 09 July 2014 - 09:48 AM

I think with a hunter card, or DNR ID #, the real hunters, the occasional hunters, or only the moose hunters could all fit in a draw system that would ween out the 10,000 or so (maximum) ''courtesy applicants'' in our current draw.


There are no more than 10K IMHO out of the 66K.   One only need to look at the number of other big and small game licences issued in this province to know we have a dynamic pool of 50-60,000 hunters in this province.


Increase the cost of applying to $15, reduce the applicants by 10,000, same amount of money, more chances being drawn, only the hunters (dedicated or not)  apply?    I don't know...interesting.

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