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Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... #8069111 11/30/20 12:33 AM
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Probably a shocker to some, but I did not hunt one day this first split. I know many are concerned, tdogg said I need to go to the doctor. I even have Heisman25g PMing me, normally he just trolls me for posting pics but I guess he misses them now. roflmao

I have never missed a first split or even any week of the first split, but been busy rekindling an old passions of mine...One in which duck hunting replaced in 2003, and I never went skiing again. But end of last hunting season, got the snow ski itch after 17 years, had to go. Took my kids skiing march this year, and I have just been eat'n up with it since. Got a few ski trips planned this year, one coming up soon. Maybe second split I'll get some duck hunting in. Few old pics below...

This is Australia 1986 (our summer), ski lift operator during the day, bartender at night...

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Below is my ski pass in Austria 1984/1985, called Skiwelt now...You can ski to 7 different towns, at the time it was the biggest Ski area in Austria. We didn't have internet back then.

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Plan on doing a few ski trips this season. Took my kids march this year, first time my kids have ever been, and first time I been ever since I went on my first duck hunt 2003. My out door passion has pivoted to the past, so if you don't see me posting now you know why. Hope to get a few hunts in 2nds split, but who knows... cheers

Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8069130 11/30/20 12:44 AM
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I'd die with any of that air.

I've never been snow skiing. Hope to take the kids in a couple years. I was born in colorado (parents were trout fishing on the platte river) never returned till I went up there with my wife when we were dating. Now we go just about every summer camping. I like to return in the fall for elk hunting.



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Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8069153 11/30/20 12:59 AM
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Well if there was ever a need to believe in short-stopping this is it. How could guy skip the entire first half of the season if corn feed ducks up north wasn't real.

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False, I don’t miss the pics

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Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8069296 11/30/20 02:24 AM
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Wait....So you missed all of the 1st split to plan for a ski trip “coming up soon”...??? Man that’s lame. Lol guess you just been busy trolling the ski forums instead of THF. Just messing with you and hope we get to see some dead ducks in the momarsh later this year

Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8069312 11/30/20 02:34 AM
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I went skiing one time in ‘97. My two roommates went too. I met an old gal that introduced me to Taos homegrown weed, New Year’s Eve. We all had one hell of a time, My buddy’s son got old enough to hear the story last year around the campfire. The story like all others got better after 20 years.

Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8069447 11/30/20 03:57 AM
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You should change your name to something more 80’s, my vote is chaz

Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8069608 11/30/20 12:23 PM
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Wow, I thought you were joking when you said this a couple weeks ago, something wrong with you Guy, lol.

Good luck in your next adventures, can't wait to see pics of you camped out in your truck at the base of the mountain by the ski lifts cooking dinner.

I know your dog has got to be pissed at you.

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Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8069683 11/30/20 01:39 PM
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In my day, they used to say if Texans were meant to ski BS would be white bolt


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Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8070062 11/30/20 05:46 PM
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I haven't hunted ducks at all this year.... just putting the hammer down on the does so far.


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Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Guy] #8070138 11/30/20 06:24 PM
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I never realized how much your boy looks like you.

I've been sidelined big time. Went opening North zone weekend, then left early the next week to head to the Gulf Shores, AL area for the Sunbelt Conference volleyball tournament. Was a great time, weather was perfect and we made a vacation out of it. Sat on lots of patios, cold beers, and seafood.

Then Sunday 8 days ago on the way back we got the text that some parents got the Kung Flu. Big outbreak at least 10 folks, most likely from the arena. Sure enough, before we got back into TX my wife started with a fever and body aches. We've been dealing with it for over a week now. I'm pizzed that it cost me a week of hunting. I planned on hitting it dang near every day. As slowly as things are getting better, I'm just hoping I'll be able to hunt next weekend. On the bright side, since I can't taste anything it's the first Thanksgiving in history that I probably LOST weight.


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I've never hunted/scouted more and had fewer birds to show for it. I need to change up my scouting routine. It's not working this year. I haven't skied in nearly forty years. I do miss it sometimes but I agree with others. You need to see a doctor. I'm sure there's a pill or shot for that. Thorazene or some such concoction smile


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Didn't miss a thing by not hunting I assure you. Though could have worked on your tan with the weather we've had.

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Originally Posted by mohunter

I know your dog has got to be pissed at you.

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You can send Tara south to spend the winter with me and the pudelpointer while you are skiing . I will put her on some birds. Cricket does fine hunting with other dogs. It’s been pretty good in my neck of the woods.

Larry, bummer about the covid. Your dog is probably pissed too...


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Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Smokey Bear] #8071636 12/01/20 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
Larry, bummer about the covid. Your dog is probably pissed too...

Thanks, she is. She has been giving the back yard critters all they can handle. Three rats in the last week. My wife loves it when she comes up to her and drops one at her feet. grin


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Skiing?...... uh, NO. Heck, I pulled a hip muscle this morning on my regular morning walk (which sucks 'cause I'm surf & wade fishing the flats in Rockport this week)

Skiing is fun if you're young. Old farts end up in the emergency room. Ask Sonny Bono how his last ski trip turned out.

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Boy I bet you have some stories from back then. Nice daffy btw!


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So where did you go skiing?


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Originally Posted by aerangis
Skiing?...... uh, NO. Heck, I pulled a hip muscle this morning on my regular morning walk (which sucks 'cause I'm surf & wade fishing the flats in Rockport this week)

Skiing is fun if you're young. Old farts end up in the emergency room. Ask Sonny Bono how his last ski trip turned out.


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Re: Can you believe I didn't duck hunt first split... [Re: Smokey Bear] #8073445 12/02/20 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
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I know your dog has got to be pissed at you.

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You can send Tara south to spend the winter with me and the pudelpointer while you are skiing

Naw, Tara is not pissed, she loves her Daddy and that tail wages all day... She has already fetched 100 dove and 5 teal. We will get some hunts in, probably will not be till Jan, maybe end of Dec. We will see how it goes, I'm just not focused on duck hunting right now. But I will be.

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Your didn't miss much the first split. Hopefully things pick up the second split


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Originally Posted by aerangis

Skiing is fun if you're young. Old farts end up in the emergency room. Ask Sonny Bono how his last ski trip turned out.

No, not me, I know how to ski, and I ski under control all the time, I do not wreck. Sonny hit a tree at high speed, no helmet. I think of it in terms of throttle. Say scale 1 to 10, full throttle is 10. I say 7 you are starting to gas it, 8 to 9 you are really pushing it and wreck is very likely. I normally ski 5 max, that is half throttle. The clip below is me coming down the hill my daughter videoed it, this is NM Red River "The Face" March this year, it is black, it is step, but it is groomed.

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She took the easy way down, then got a video of me coming down the The Face, I'm on the left side of the run. I'm going a 2 or 3 here, it was last run of day I was pretty tired. And I had not been skiing since 2003.



This is my daughter, her first time skiing, day 3, pretty steep blue run. She is probably going about a 6 or 7, and all most takes spill at the end, especially when I start stoking her.. roflmao



Girls always ski under control, guys over do it. Nearly all ski accidents are men. My son would not ski with us, he was going full throttle all the time, wrecking all the time too, and not listening to me.

Snow skiing, when keeping at half throttle, way safer than duck hunting, headed across the lake dark 30 in the morning in sub freezing temps, wreck and you probably die.

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Originally Posted by Stub
So where did you go skiing?

I have not gone yet this season. I go in a couple weeks, but I'm getting all new equipment, my gear is 30 to 35 years old, technology has change big time. New gear will cost me 2 to 3 grand. I been researching the new skis I want, who I want to tune them, and who I want to fit my boots. Just bought my skis the other day from a shop in Denver I researched, and I'll drive into Denver, get fitted for my new boots, get my skis, then head to the mountains. I'm going to Arapahoe Basin Ski area first, then I'm head to Winter Park where I ski bummed 2 years and was on the ski team the last year I was there. I have not been there is 30 years, so I'm excited to visit my old stomping ground. I looked up my old boss (Winter Haven Ski Lodge owner), gave me my first job there, and was sad to read he passed July this year, RIP Bill Brown (aka Wild Bill).

https://www.skyhinews.com/news/obituaries/obituary-william-andrew-brown/

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