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Old 12-10-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
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im an avid hunter and i get pretty stir crazy in the off season! So i was wondering if any of u gys have any diy gear that could become my new projects?



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I build tree stands for my friends. I also set up bow shoots for my friends......kinda like the realtree guys do in their movies. Rifle shootin contests w 22s amd such work well too.



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I reload and try to always improve my loads. Hey, wait a minute, I do that in the "on" season too.
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I reload and try to always improve my loads. Hey, wait a minute, I do that in the "on" season too.
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I used to reload all the time with my grandfather but i havent reloaded since he passed
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We try to keep summer plots at or camp. And fishing helps occupy the time.

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If I was missing hunting very badly I would go to state that still has an open season. Here in NC the season is open until Jan 1. States further south have seasons that last into Feb. I am done hunting here in NC.

I feed deer year round as long as corn prices remain low. I am sure they will come up with something else to feed deer if corn gets to expensive. We are already seeing peanuts in feed and hardware stores.

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Depends. Some of the "off season" offers good waterfowl and/or small game hunting and I like to capitalize on as much of that as I can.

I, like others, like to play with new loads. This year I've got a new .44 Mag revolver for which I need to try to make something special and my loads for my 7-08 Rem and .243 Win both need some tweaking as I'm sure there's a little more accuracy to be found with both of those rifles.

In the dead of winter when it's just too cold to be outside I like to sew up new leather bags and quivers or fletch up batches of arrows for my longbow. I made a full-size leather lumbar pack complete with lap belt and shoulder harness last year that turned out really nice and I never tire of adding new arrows to the collection. Last year I also made up a set with green shafts and green and orange shield-cut feathers that matches a green w/rust-lined wool cloak that I use for SCA purposes.

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I didn`t know there was an off season. I start early summer with groundhog and squirrel season comes in before them go in their hole to stay. Befor that`s over there is deer season and after that there is always coyote. What off season.

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This is the DIY thing I have been doing. Hand made all the cabinets and put down the 18 inch porcelin tile. That 18 inch tile is much harder work than I ever thought it would be.



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