This past Saturday I did a combined deer scouting / turkey hunt. I will say the understory in this woods is as thick as I've ever seen it. Spicebush in particular really went crazy this year. Deer signed seemed about average. Acorns about average too. I got to a spot I have seen turkeys and sign in the past, so I made some calls on a crystal slate, then a few key-keys on a mouth call. After a few minutes I made some calls on a wingbone call. I was more or less just messing around with it, trying to get some good notes. I was reaching for the slate when I heard a sound I thought may have been a chipmunk, but it sounded a bit off. I thought, what the heck is that a turkey? I called again on the wingbone and it was like an echo coming back at me. Definitely a turkey! A couple more key-keys brought another response. So there I was, crouching behind a big oak, no camo, facemask or gloves, with a nasty cramp building in the back of my left thigh, afraid to move. I finally had to get on the ground to straighten my leg. This made some noise, so I grabbed a stick and started scratching in the leaves. Then I just waited. After a few minutes I saw movement and could make out the hen about 40 yds away. When she was blocked from view I got my gun ready and she popped back out about 30 yds away. When she put her head up I took the shot and had my first Michigan fall turkey. Can still buy another tag, so I'll be back out after them.
If he wants to be a warden, more power to him. There was a time many years ago that I thought I might want to be one too. Then I realized that the last time I'd ever get vacation was during hunting season. That was that.
At work in Manchester, NH, pretty close to the airport. Co-worker said a plane hit the tower. I had the same thought, no big deal some small plane had an accident. Then it all went down hill from there. I bugged out for home as soon as I saw this was no series of accidents. I didn't want to be anywhere near that airport.
Friday I turned the key to start it and nothing. Turned it again and it started. Was fine over the weekend. Fine Monday AM, but when I tried to leave work, turned the key and nothing. Messed around with the shifter, steering wheel, still nothing. Put a meter on the battery, it's fine. Cleaned the terminals anyway, nothing.
Googled a bit, watched some videos. Apparently the ignition switch actuator pin is a part that fails on older (2005) Jeep Libertys. Got into it and the metal piece that engages the actual ignition switch had broken. You remove the shrouds around the steering column, remove the key cylinder, then the multi function unit (turn signals wipers), and then you can get to the switch. That comes out with one screw. Then remove the bottom cover that holds the actuator pin. Two more screws. Then it's as simple as putting in the new actuator pin and everything else back together. I had a bit of a time getting the orientation of actuator pin just right, I had it bound up so it could not slide in/out in it's holder. But once I got it right, the key cylinder went right in and it was a breeze. Part was $18, and had to get a set of "security" torx bits fr $9.
Maybe this will help someone who finds themselves in a similar "no crank" situation, so to speak.
All I know is a good processor can be hard to find AND well worth the money in my opinion. I had to process one of my own once....what a chore that was. The local lockers where full...I had never done it before and had never seen it done before....prefer not to do it again.
Like a bunch of other guys here, I've been doing my own for many years. There are lots of great threads on this board about processing. Check them out! I'll never take one to a processor again if I can avoid it. However, if you choose to get stuff like summer sausage, snack sticks, ground meat, etc., it may be a better choice for you. I think the processing is just another part of the overall hunting experience.
Absolute quickest diagnosis I've ever had taking a vehicle to the shop. Looked under it and said, well you have a hole the size of an orange through the side of the block. Pretty sure jb weld ain't fixing that. Waiting on estimate
That sounds like an engine swap to me. Something significant had to break in there, and then get smashed through the block to make a hole like that.
I found a big clump of those a couple years ago and wondered what they were. I like mushrooms a lot, but left them alone because I was not familiar with them and I know that even handling the wrong mushrooms can cause issues.
Act like you're hunting deer. That's when I see them most.
I read somewhere that if you tree a squirrel, he'll be up there looking at you, using the tree for cover. You approach the tree, hang your jacket on a limb, then walk around to the other side of the tree (the side he's on). The squirrel will then go to the other side of the tree to get away from you, but he'll then see the jacket, and come back to your side where you can get a shot.