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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Here's where we sit right now. Tonight is the last night of extreme cold and it's going to be up to 38 by Tuesday.


    Don't mind the inside temp, that's in the corner furthest away from the stove.
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  2. woodchip rookie

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    I'm happy with 60F
     
  3. tnichols

    tnichols ArboristSite Operative

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    Cool here tonight, forecast is for 15 degrees F. Worked outside all afternoon splitting in a “breeze”. House is in the mid 70’s and the area the stove is in at 78. Feels good.
     
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    We are getting it now. Temperature is dropping like a toilet seat and snow is coming off the lake like crazy. Supposed to blow through quick and warm back up next week.
     
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    Today was very mild here, about 50 degrees when I got the deer (saw 49 in the car on the way home). Will go down to 30 tonight, then stay in low 30s tomorrow and teens the next two nights.

    Got it hanging outside for now, but may put it in the garage the next two nights to keep the skin from freezing to the carcass, I hate when that happens!
     
  6. farmer steve

    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    good job Mike. i got my first crossbow buck last year. down here where you were at the GTG, antler restrictions require at least 3 points on one side.:(
     
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    Temps have dropped enough here that I've found the limit of an ickle 5kw stove in a poorly insulated house, and the gas central heating boiler is fired up. I feel kinda dirty. It's not that cold, 8-10C day time, 2-6 night time.... But damp as well and this is a typical between the wars house, draughty and not well insulated. Still, stove number 2 will get installed soon, so another 5kW of wood heat, when I can be bothered to feed 2 hungry stoves!
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Got up and just said no.

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    See now I dream of RH like that. Inside my house or varies between about 50 and 75 although usually it's in the range 55-65, top end of that in winter. Running the stove pulls it down several percent, maybe 5, which makes a big difference. The British Isles..... Clue in the name... Small bits of land surrounded by the Atlantic, it is always damp here
     
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    Couple years ago we had -25* this time of year. Been warm so far this year, have seen only single digit temps.
     
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    Got lucky yesterday on a 7pt. This is for mustangmike and svk. We have been burning lots of wood at camp it has been cold.[​IMG]

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    Nomad, nice buck, congrats! Enjoy that venison.

    FS - We have that darn antler restriction stuff up at my property in the Catskills. I'm basically a meat hunter, and would rather get a small buck every year than a large on ever 3 or 4 years. Plus, i got the nice size 8 pt last year where there is no antler restriction.

    Also, the owner of the property I was on yesterday is contemplating retiring/moving, so I may not be able to return next year. However, he has been saying that for several years now. He works for BMW, and they don't want to let him go. It will not be a good day when I can no longer hunt this property. Over the last decade I have taken 3 bucks and several does from there. I have also taken deer from several other places during that time, but none as consistent as this place. I also like the specific tree I have been using. I seem to see many more deer in the late afternoon at this location, which is fine with me (most spots produce best in the morning), the wind almost always in light and in my face, and except off to my right, there are many opportunities for a clear shot. It is just easy to get to, and a good hunting spot. I had a better spot even closer to home, but the antis successfully pressured the owner into not letting me hunt there (they threatened to object to his sub division). I know from trail cams that the 8 pt I almost got there last year is now an 11 pt.
     
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    he looks a lot bigger than the text pic i got yesterday.:laugh:
     
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    Can't get much of a better shot. 30 yds broadside, my first deer with the cross bow (CenterPoint 370), The exit hole looks like he was shot with a 50 cal!

    I also love my Summit Climber with the shooting rail, makes it so much easier. Mine is one of the ones that folds flat. For some reason, they keep re introducing them, then discontinuing them, even though everyone I talk to wants one, and mine has operated flawlessly for years. They are very comfortable and secure. Very important to me since I have to over come a fear of heights (I have gotten a lot better). I also avoid smooth bark trees.
     

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    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    I have a ton of wool and fleece. When I used to snowmobile in the mountains all the time it was a legit necessity. Now I use it everyday I am working outside. Kept you dry and warm. Cotton was a death sentence. Crazy how you can get a thin layer of ice next your skin and your frozen in a matter of minutes.
     
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    I would love to bow hunt a dear havent been out in a while my 243 is ready to go and I'm starting to get a itchy finger
     
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    Wish we were allowed to use a 243
     
  18. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    What is you minimum size? We were 24 caliber minimum for years but they dropped it to 22 cal centerfire. I'm not a fan of that as too many hunters do not understand bullet construction and use varmint loads that will disintegrate upon hitting heavier bone or hide.

    I've never shot a deer with a cartridge less powerful than a .30-30 or smaller caliber than .270
     
  19. svk

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    Nice deer nomad and mike!

    I'm going to go scout again this afternoon. It's up to 14 now. Expecting high 30's and rain by next week.
     
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    I've been deer hunting for 26 years and this is the third season we've had subzero temps during that time. Coldest was -15 back in early 2000's and if memory serves, the season had been slow and several bucks were harvested after the cold snap.
     

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