Poultry

Farming and rural life discussion forum. Cooking, hunting, gardening, fishing, critters, etc.

Moderator: Team Cub

Re: Poultry

Postby ricky racer » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:04 pm

The next thing you're going to tell me is I can't use my truck for deer hunting either!! I never said that you couldn't use the most effective weapon in your arsenal!! Come on Yogie give me a break. I do my best hunting traveling down back country roads at high speed in the early mornings and evenings!! For my pre season scouting, I look for deer crossing signs!! I drive a F-350 dually because it cuts a bigger swath down the road, kind of like an open choke on a shotgun and increases the chance to connect with a deer with poor timing! :lol:

Funny thing, today I was reading in a hunting magazine today that State Farm Insurance says that for the third straight year, West Virginia has the highest per capita deer / car collisions providing a 1 in 39 chance of a collision. Michigan is second with a 1 in 78 chance of a collision. With odds like that, you might be overlooking a very productive way to add meat to your freezer. :lol: :lol:
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub
User avatar
ricky racer
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2795
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Location: Niles / Buchanan, Michigan
Zip Code: 49120
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Poultry

Postby Yogie » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:44 pm

I've taken 6 or more with my truck the past few years, I give up counting...
Come on down Rick, I think their extending muzzle loading season this year. :wink:
Image
Image
Image
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Ben Franklin
User avatar
Yogie
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 5085
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:49 pm
Location: WV. Ripley
Zip Code: 25271
eBay ID: yogiefisher
Tractors Owned: 37 John Deere A
63 Farmall Cub
53 Farmall Cub
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Poultry

Postby ricky racer » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:08 am

Wow!! You guys take your muzzle loading seriously. :jeep:
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub
User avatar
ricky racer
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2795
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Location: Niles / Buchanan, Michigan
Zip Code: 49120
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Poultry

Postby CountryCub » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:47 pm

Thats a real nice place there, nice tractor too :mrgreen:
"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know where it is today." --Robert E. LeeImage
User avatar
CountryCub
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:02 pm
Location: Kinard, Florida
Zip Code: 32466
eBay ID: Seth.James.S
Tractors Owned: Partial ownership with BRay
1951 Cub- Andy
1949 Cub- Amos
1957 Cub- Elsie
1955 Cub- Swamp cub
1948 Lo-Boy- Anna
1949 H- Boss Man
1950 C-
1953 Super C-
International Cadet-Scooter
Cub Cadet- Louis Martin

Re: Poultry

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:58 pm

CountryClub2,

Interesting thread…. I guess I will jump in. Is there really a better game bird out there than the Colorful Ditch Parrot? I am a diehard pheasant hunter. I get back to my Grandparents (and Dad’s) old home place (mine now) in Nebraska and have permission to hunt on thousands of acres from the local farmers. I usually get back for 3 weeks of hunting; opening week in late October or early November, a week in December and then in January. There is a quail population returning to this area and we have enjoyed some large coveys to chase around, those little buzz bombs still unnerve me when take off!
I had to say good-by to my long time hunting companion this year, Rudy my 13 year old Llewellin Setter. I still hunt with my other Llewellin; Colt, he is 9 and a great dog as well.
My weapon of choice is a bit smaller than that muzzle loader hooked to the Cub, I have used side by sides for 20+ years and my old faithful is a Browning BSS 12 gauge, 30 inch, mod & full with copper coated #5’s.
Hunting has been pretty bad the last few years, the bird population is down, related to lack cover, fence rows and old homesteads gone for the pivot irrigation and CRP taken out for good corn prices. Farming now is a long way from the old days of the Cub being a welcome addition to the farm from horses. I guess it is good I have learned to relax a bit and “smell the roses”. I enjoy the time spent in the field, watching my dog work, visiting with the local farmers and hooking up with family when possible.
The picture (left to right) is of me, Colt, Rudy and my son in law, Joe, after a morning hunting in January of ’07. Joe got his first pheasant and he earned it for sure, I believe it was minus 26 degrees that morning (actual temperature), and a tad cold.
[img]http://photos.cubfest.com/albums/userpics/10705/thumb_NE_Hunting_David_joes_first_bird_07_%[/img]

CRUD, still can't get this picture thing figured out. :evil: :evil:
NE Hunting David joes first bird 07 (Small).JPG
David and Joe 07
David
User avatar
dgrapes59
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2682
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:05 pm
Location: OH, Liberty Township (45044) (southwest OH)
Zip Code: 45044
Tractors Owned: 1951 Cub
1955 Loboy
a few plows, mowers, blades & such
Several '61 CC Originals, CC Narrow Frames- 70 & 100's, 71, Couple 102's & 122's, 72, 124, 73, various CC options & implements #2 Trailer, 1963 Springfield
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Poultry

Postby CountryCub » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:11 pm

I have never hunted for pheasant, but boy oh boy it looks fun. I have a black lab, shadow, who usually chases all types of game, but im not too sure about her retrieving skills.
"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know where it is today." --Robert E. LeeImage
User avatar
CountryCub
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:02 pm
Location: Kinard, Florida
Zip Code: 32466
eBay ID: Seth.James.S
Tractors Owned: Partial ownership with BRay
1951 Cub- Andy
1949 Cub- Amos
1957 Cub- Elsie
1955 Cub- Swamp cub
1948 Lo-Boy- Anna
1949 H- Boss Man
1950 C-
1953 Super C-
International Cadet-Scooter
Cub Cadet- Louis Martin

Re: Poultry

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:28 am

I really enjoy it; I have made every opening week in Nebraska about 23 straight years now. I hunt there mostly because of the ties with family and friends and available hunting land. But I have been lucky enough to make it to western Kansas several times, a few years back when there were tons of birds, what a blast (literally!). In my younger years, still living at home in Memphis, TN, I was into duck hunting. My dad and I belonged to a duck club in Arkansas and I really enjoyed that. I moved out and away, started a family and hunting took back seat for a while.

I have hunted with guys with Black Labs; they are more for flushing but have been great retrieving dogs. One guy was a trainer and I think he could have had a poodle that would retrieve if he wanted, he had an unbelievable Lab. He shot a pheasant that glided a couple hundred yards before he fell. He got the dog..... out of a box in the truck and did a blind retrieve with him and hand & whistle signals... right to the bird. My dogs are good and would eventually find it... but not that good!

To the hunt,
Attachments
Hunting David 11 05 (Small).jpg
Good day hunting
David
User avatar
dgrapes59
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2682
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:05 pm
Location: OH, Liberty Township (45044) (southwest OH)
Zip Code: 45044
Tractors Owned: 1951 Cub
1955 Loboy
a few plows, mowers, blades & such
Several '61 CC Originals, CC Narrow Frames- 70 & 100's, 71, Couple 102's & 122's, 72, 124, 73, various CC options & implements #2 Trailer, 1963 Springfield
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Poultry

Postby ricky racer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:29 pm

Pheasnt hunting the hard way:

Image
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub
User avatar
ricky racer
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2795
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Location: Niles / Buchanan, Michigan
Zip Code: 49120
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Poultry

Postby Yogie » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:43 am

ricky racer wrote:Pheasnt hunting the hard way:

Image

Rick, it's no wonder your as skinny as a rail... :wink: :lol:
Never seen a pheasnt before, only corn around here is found in jars.
Image
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Ben Franklin
User avatar
Yogie
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 5085
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:49 pm
Location: WV. Ripley
Zip Code: 25271
eBay ID: yogiefisher
Tractors Owned: 37 John Deere A
63 Farmall Cub
53 Farmall Cub
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Poultry

Postby Joe Malinowski » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:44 am

We used to have lots of pheasants up here, with a good stocking program. Hardly any birds around anymore. It sure was a fun time.
Joe
22 mower 5', grader blade, 189 two way moldboard plow, cultivators ,danco C2 mower,1961 Comet, 1984 BMW 318i

Part of life is falling down, living is getting back up.
User avatar
Joe Malinowski
10+ Years
10+ Years
 
Posts: 2379
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:03 pm
Location: MA. Hadley
Zip Code: 01035
eBay ID: jayrod01035
Tractors Owned: 1975 F cub, 1965 F cub, 1949 parts cub,1953 F cub 1942 JD LA, 1988 JD 330 diesel
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Previous

Return to Farm Life and Better Half Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest