Tell Us A Little About Yourself

Posted by: AzWill

Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/01 06:22 PM

Please take the time to post a little about yourself.

Pretty please....?

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Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/01 07:11 PM

Everybody avoiding this topic?
Hell, I aint shy......
34-yrs old, divorced, got three small children whom I wouldn't trade for the world(living with thier mother at the time).
I'm an Independant Contractor by trade, and I run an independant licensed commercial tannery on the side...(Champion Tannery).
Interests other then the obvious...building engines, fishing, and spending time with the kids.
I see a lot of names instead of nick names over here....Jim Champion is the name.
I guess that covers it.
~River Runner~
Posted by: Onefoot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/01 07:38 PM

Well here goes.

I am married for 29 years to the same great woman (lets me go hunting enough said). I have seven great children. Six girls and one boy. Three of the oldest are off on thier own and have three grandchildren two girls one boy.

I have been hunting since the mid 60's mostly varmints. Been calling coyotes and cats since I got out of the Army in 76.

Lost my foot in an on the job accident that is why the handle onefoot.

My real name is Kevin Bowler

I have now been working for the government as a civilain for the last 17 years, I pay all the other government wokers at Ft. Huachuca Arizona.

All my family love getting outdoors hunting, fishing and camping. Since getting down here we are still exploring the areas for hunting and camping...This set of girls really love to track varmints in the desert when it is cool.

I am starting to get ready to go out after Mountian Lions with a mouth call, in two weeks after the Javilina hunt is over.

Hope to show you some photos.

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/01 08:06 PM

Well hell I am a retired equipment operator, spent 22 years on the Alaska pipeline, been married to the same woman (#3) for 28 years, will be 60 in a few months, have a lathe and a heck of a gun collection, love to hunt varmints of any type, like to call coyotes, or just sit in the woods and watch critters play. Got flamed for not shooting some yote pups just out of the den a while back, but hey, thats my business. Like to bs on this confounded contraption, but have met and hunted with some real nice folks via this thing. Like to take young kids out in the woods and show them tracks and try to start them right. Got a short fuse so dont post too much, say the wrong things. Sure like to hide and listen though. See ya
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/01 09:56 PM

39 years old, married with no children yet, but the good news is that I finally read a book on the subject and seem to have figured it out since we are expecting in July.

I am ranch raised ,except for the last 3 years have lived and worked on our families three ranches here in North West AZ.
I have been involved with horses and rodeo all of my life, didn't have much choice really, my father was the 1964 worlds champion team roper. Sometimes I wish he would have stuck a golf club in my hand instead of a rope though.

I turned pro at 16 , qualified for the National Finals a couple of times in the mid eighties. No longer hold my pro status but keep involved by teaching roping and horsemanship clinics . I still do compete although a serious shoulder surgery set me back a tad.
I have been a hunter since I can remember, with almost 300,000 acres to roam as a kid I created no small amount of havoc.

I got started reloading in my early teens when my father found out how much I was costing the ranch in shells. Have stuck with it ever since even though I find that it really doesent save anything anymore, I just like to roll my own I guess.

Believe I was about 12 when I first got started calling coyotes, have made most of the mistakes everyone else has , except I pride myself on committing a new one at least every other time out.

I am self employed, I supply the product that the foam on Coke is made from.
I also train roping horses as a side line and along with my teaching it keeps me as busy as I want to be.

Take care everyone and I hope to get to know you all much better in the near future.
Thanks for yer time, William Craig Hamilton.
Posted by: ryank

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/01 01:58 AM

Well I'll be damned.... Mr. Hamilton, I knew I recognized your name from somewhere. It is an honor to be part of this board with you.

Well enough about you, lets talk about me for a minute. LOL

I am 25 years old, been hunting predators for 14 years now. I am a very underpaid machinist. I'm not married but I am engaged (havn't set a date yet) I have been with the same wonderful woman for 6 years now (she even hunts with me)

RK

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Posted by: coyoteseeker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/01 03:50 AM

well i'm 44 years young,been married to the same lady for 21 years.i have two boys both in college.have been hunting since the early 70's been into predators since around 1975.when i shot my first fox(a gray)i thought,this is fun.when coyotes made themselfs known around here(about 1980)is when i realy got the predator bug.coyotes are an amazing critter and i just love trying to out smart an adult coyote,its the ultimate.i have done alot of night hunting for fox and coyote with the shot gun, but in recent years i enjoy daylight hunting them with a rifle.
Posted by: Buckrun

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/01 08:46 AM

Steve here the ditch that runs across my property is called Buck Run. I thought that sounded good so I took that as a nick name. I am 40 years old, married 20 years to my first and only wife. We have 3 kids. 17 B, 11 B, 5 G. Each is 6 years apart I told the wife she better be very careful this year. I can't afford any more. : )

I have been reloading for 22 years or so and have built quite a collection of firearms. I started hunting fox in 1990 but didn't stick with it very long. Just getting back into it last year. So far I haven't had any success with coyotes. I read several of the bulletin boards on varmint hunting. I am sure my luck will change soon. I have been getting with some other bulletin board members and hunting or planning hunts. MAN THIS IS FUN!!!
Buckrun
Posted by: Lochi from Africa

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/01 09:53 AM

I am a healthy 53 year old teenager, born and bred on the arid West Coast of South Africa, where people still call a spade a spade. Got first pair of shoes 4 years after first airgun. Understanding wife (married for 29 years) and 3 great kids. Been living on a tranquil small farm near Johannesburg and preaching the gospel of Quality & Service Excellence in an international engineering group for the last 2 decades.
Been doing boating, fishing, spear fishing & scuba, sky diving, running, cycling, triathlons, river-canoeing, off-road racing, hiking, shooting, hunting, etc., but lately mostly hunting.
If you were to measure me by the $-value of animals killed and my weapons arsenal, I’ll fail your test as “the great white African hunter”. If, however, you were to measure my in terms of my passion for hunting and time spent in the bush, I’ll get much better marks.
Hunted myself into a bank overdraft in recent years, so thought up creative ways for hunting at low cost or for free (varmint, culling, handgun, bow, etc). Regularly go night calling for jackal, caracal and other predators near my home.
Currently putting a web site together to share these hints with other budgeted hunters. (Special features on predator calling and the Black backed jackal!!).
Attended professional hunting school recently for personal enrichment, but (as corporate employee with limited annual leave) have no immediate plans for big time PH/outfitter activities. Maybe later.
Planning on spending another 3 decades on the planet; meanwhile living flat-out and specializing in thankfulness.
Lochi
Posted by: Bob Mc

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/01 12:07 PM

Well, lets see here. Everyone so far has mentioned a wife and kids as being a big part of their family life. Since I am a 62 year old bachelor, this will be a little different. Present dependents include 2 horses and 4 dogs. I won't include the chickens and peacocks that hang out around here.

I started hunting with hounds when I was 20 years old, and over the years ran them on about all the tree game that is normally associated with hound hunting; 'coon, bear, bobcat, cougar, and gray fox. A few years ago, I noticed that the mountains were getting steeper than they used to be, and the new laws and regulations pertaining to hunting with hounds were getting more and more restrictive. When they finally told me that I couldn't even turn a hound loose around here for half the year, it was the straw that broke the camel's back, and I started looking around for a different kind of dog.

Somewhere along the line I had also become interested in predator calling. I decided to get an Airedale pup and train it to hunt with a predator call. Not as a decoy/tolling dog that is sometimes associated with coyote hunting. There aren't a lot of coyotes here where I live and do most of my hunting. I intended to continue hunting the same kind of game I had been hunting for years; just in a different way. I needed a dog that would lay next to me on a calling stand, and would run, catch, or tree anything I called in. I now have 3 Airedales trained to hunt this way, and it works!

Another major change crept in over the years. I noticed quite awhile back that live animals make better pictures than dead ones, and I began carrying a camera on my hunts. I soon found out that it is just about impossible for one person alone to handle both a gun and a camera, and be effective with either one of them. The camera began to take precedence over the gun. Be forewarned, any who decide to try this. It can be very addictive. So much so, that aside from a little squirrel hunting in the fall, I rarely carry a gun anymore.

I've only had this high-tech type writer about a year now. It's been fun, and a good way to spend a part of the winter. The world is certainly a much smaller place. I see some of the people here are starting to list their ICQ numbers. Mine is listed in my profile. Don't expect to find me around here much in the summer. Once the weather turns nice, I spend more time camped in the mountains somewhere than I do at home.
Posted by: howler

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/01 06:02 PM

49 years old, married 23 years i love to hunt and fish, the longbow has been my passion for 20 +years I love to call critters Elk Turkey Coyote and big old honkers, Next year I'm going to spend some time on Cats.

Well I'm 60 now and the rest is the same, I never did spend anytime on cats and I guess i don't plan on it anymore..
Posted by: Dary

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/01 08:27 PM

I've hunted all my life and trapped when I was a kid. I'm 43 and I been a Deputy Sheriff for 23 years now. Right now I'm working on trying to fill my cougar tag and getting ready for a spring bear hunt. I also hunt coyotes and other varmints. Nice thing about my wife is she is also my hunting partner.

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Posted by: rhino99

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 12:00 AM

Ok, here goes...I am 20 years old, a college student currently attending Lincoln Trail College, a 2 year community college. After that (next fall) it's off to the University of Illinois to study history and major in pre-law. Then Law School, I've already heard the jokes guys, so lets save em! After law school, I plan to go to work as a higly paid attorney supporting people's rights to bear arms and say what they want, or whatever they pay me to do, but thats what I would like to do, even considering working for the NRA.
Other hobbies of mine include hunting other stuff, mainly turkeys, and fishing, I really enjoy tournament bass fishing and won my first national tournament last year (first one I ever entered! gotta love beginners luck!) I also play a little golf and race motocross on 4-wheelers.
Ummm, I think that pretty much sums it up

Oh yeah, and I am glad to be in the company of all you older, and much more knowledgeable predator hunters so I can hopefully learn a trick or two!
Posted by: Randy in Alaska

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 03:08 AM

Lets see...
Randy Ellwood is my name. I grew up in Northern Idaho, then lived in Palm Springs, CA and graduated high school there. Moved to Pheonix, AZ for tech school before moving to Alaska for a job.

I have been married to a wonderfully understanding wife for 7 years. We have 2 sons, a 3yo and a 1yo. I am 29 until May then I'll be....3#@$...29 again!

I work for an electrical engineering firm as a CADD technician/designer.

I have been predator hunting for about 4 years now and have taken coyotes, foxes and a wolf. Still trying for my first bear, hopefully this spring. I enjoy 4-wheeling (Honda Foreman 450ES) and camping in the summer along with some long range varmint hunting. In the winter when not predator hunting I am either working on one of my VW Bugs ('65 & '68) or snowmachining and enjoying Alaska's beauty.

I also enjoy big game hunting for moose and caribou.


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Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 05:21 AM

Well I own my own Gun store I am also a gunsmith.
I been into hunting just about all my life.
I have two wonderful kids, and a wife that came along for the ride
we have been hitch for a little over 13 years going on 14 this June.
I love to hunt the hunter and sometimes just look at them come into the call for a photo or two. And I enjoy being with friends.

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Posted by: Mike-OR

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 02:02 PM

This predator thing is all Tom Huck's fault. Before meeting him I was content with the odd shot at one where I live now and then. Mike Gibson is my name and I live near Dufur Oregon. I have a wife that is soon to be sainted for tolerating me for almost 27 years. Two boys, 23 & 20 and they are getting into reloading so in spite of my best efforts them seem to have turned out OK. My gun collection is unusual in that I seem to buy the guns everyone says aren't much good. Which includes a Savage 12bvss (ask Tom how it shoots:-), a Ruger 22 Hornet vhz that shoots fine for me and a Remington 597 that now shoots even better with a new hammer in it. Oh I almost forgot the vital statistics. I'm 57 and a retired power plant mechanic. Now I work for a local farmer and enjoy the decrease in stress level. The name Mike-OR comes from an Ag chat room where I got tired of telling people 20 times an evening I was from Oregon:-)
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 02:34 PM

Mike. . .

Welcome to Predator Masters.

Yes, calling critters is certainly addictive. I hope that Predator Masters helps to ease the symptoms of calling fever ‘til you can get out for your next “predator” fix.

However, perhaps an additional word of warning is called for here.

Many Predator Master members have reported to becoming equally addicted to this message board.

After extensive research, we have concluded that you can relieve the Predator Masters message board symptoms by simply going calling. When your calling urge has been satisfied, you’ll experience an ever increasing urge to get back to the ‘puter so you can log on here.

I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but you’ll now have to call critters the rest of your life and when not doing that, you’ll must likely end up here.

Life’s a bitch ain’t it...


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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 04:25 PM

ok here goes. I'm 50,married 26 years ,three children of whom the youngest one gets out of high school this year and into the Army. I'm an Army vet 69-72,I've drove trucks since high school and still do. Started calling cats and coyotes in the 60's,sometimes deer and elk season slow me down, but not for long. I like bullet casting and go fishing if I don't have time to shoot.
Posted by: rhino99

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 04:39 PM

Everyone,

I just wanted to second what AzWill said, and add one more thing, IF you are successful in your calling endeavors, that need to come back to the boards is increased even more for a need to get back to the boards and BRAG a little about your success, and if you arent successful, you will find the need to come back and ask why it was so, or just to whine a little that you didnt get anything when everyone else probably did!
If however you dont go calling, you will spend your day waiting until you feel there are enough new posts to come back to the boards and check out anything that may be new! You will probably visit 2 or more times a day at least!
Yep, predator hunting, and talking about predator hunting is almost like herion, although I have been told its a harder habit to break!
One other note, you will also constantly annoy your family members and friends with CONSTANT talk about predator hunting, reloading, shooting, and other stuff involved, most likely leading to people avoiding you or telling you "I dont want to hear about hunting" from the word hello!
Good luck everyone!!
Posted by: Rich Cronk

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 04:46 PM

I'm just a little over 60 years old, married a little over 40 years, raised five children, have 16 grandchildren and I am a retired Police detective. I love calling wild critters and making the calls to do that with. I love good guns, good friends and good campfire stories.
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 07:05 PM

Rich. . .

Just wondering, you ever come to Arizona to do a little calling?

If not, maybe you could give it a try come next fall...


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Posted by: Skued

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 09:06 PM

Howdy. My name is Steve Wood, 28 I am a Rancher in northeastern Oklahoma. Got married couple years back to city girl, which make life very interesting at times around here. Be expecting our first child in June (it's Boy! ) I have ready bought his first camo's.
Most of experience with coyotes have been shooting at them out the truck window while checking or feeding cattle. But I have caught the calling bug! Nothing beats the excitement of calling in coyotes or bobcats. Even the lone Doe that mistakes my rabbit in distress as her fawn is a blast.
Thanks for having me.

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Posted by: ryank

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/01 11:09 PM

skued,

deer are alot of fun to watch come into a call.

I have had one come in to about 20 yards away, wind me, run out to 50 yards, stop, then come running right back in. I felt kind of bad, but it was interesting watching her reactions to a rabbit call. She kept it up for about 10 minutes.

RK

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/04/01 04:57 AM

My name is Jon and I am soon (next month ) to bee 55 years old. I have been happily married to a wonderful wife for 34 years (as of 2 weeks ago). We have one son 32 and a grandson 3 1/2 yrs. I teach physics at Mountain View high school. I have been hunting predators since 1969. I started with the csvca San Diego chapter. I quit for a while and started back a few years ago. My goal this year is to get a mountain lion.
Posted by: Rich Cronk

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/04/01 06:53 AM

Will,
Yep, I hunted the Wilcox area with some of the old Shade tree gang a couple of years ago. We had a lot of fun, but I almost got ran over by a jackrabbit. [QUOTE]Originally posted by AzWill:
Rich. . .

Just wondering, you ever come to Arizona to do a little calling?

If not, maybe you could give it a try come next fall...


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Posted by: Doc in Texas

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/04/01 02:22 PM

I am a Wildlife Biologist,I do predator work here in the central part of texas.I enjoy hunting of all types and reload and enjoy hunting with my kids. If you have wildlife question just ask and I will try to get the info back to you.

Doc
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/04/01 03:48 PM

Doc. . .

Welcome to Predator Masters. Personally, I’m always glad to see wildlife professionals join our ranks and I’m positive the rest of the membership will back me up on this statement.

We are lucky enough to have a retired wildlife biologist, Mr. Steve Allen, as a moderator for our Predator Biology Forum, perhaps you may know each other or are familiar with each other’s studies. In another forum, Predator Hunting, we have an ADC type that uses the screen name of Wiley, both Steve and Wiley are grilled on a regular basis about the biology of various predators.

I have no doubt that both these gentlemen look upon your arrival here as reinforcements to support their educational efforts here at Predator Masters. I know the Texas crowd here will be picking your brain endlessly.

We have a real good bunch of folks here that are die-hard predator callers that maintain a tremendous amount of respect for predators. They not only want to learn more in order to become better callers but to help dispel the many misconceptions delivered by the anti-hunting groups today.

Once again, welcome. . .


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Posted by: John69

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/05/01 04:37 AM

Hello everyone. My name is John Meinholdt. I'll be 68 my next birthday. Been calling and hunting coyotes for the past 22 years. Between building race cars, rebuilding cars, building engines, and hunting coyotes, the women in my life seemed to have drifted away. I did manage to stay married long enough to have two great sons, one at 46 and the other at 44. I have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. All boys.
Being retired and no one can answer to,( except the Good Lord) I do a lot of hunting from Mid- October to around the first of March. From mid March to mid September I am involved in racing.
I enjoy meeting new people and going to new places to hunt.
This is a great new board. I'm looking forward to learn new things.
Good hunting and have a great day.
John.
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/05/01 08:28 AM

Hello and welcome to Predator Masters
Doc & John69 glad to have you guys on with us.
Wwe have a lot of great people here so jump on in and join the fun.

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Posted by: Steve Craig

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/05/01 03:18 PM

Steve Craig, Married 30 years, chased critters for a might longer than that, 6 children 19 through 28, 1 grandchild on the way.Professional Trapper from 78 to 85. I now run a guide business and a private predator control program here in AZ. I only guide predator hunters, for lion, bear, coyote fox and bobcat. Business is excellent. Calling lions is a passion with me, and I call in one for 85% of my clients. Bear callng is just a bit better. I do love the big predators! Without Bill Martz and his WT caller, I could not do it on a consistant basis. I have taken instruction from some of the greats in this country, and every dollar I spent was worth a hundred times over. Instruction pays in the long run. I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and the men I learned from deserve it all. I love other forms of hunting,espescially bowhunting, and more importantly traditonal bowhunting, and I dont get to do as much fishing as I would like too. Got to go now as I just got a call from a rancher with a lion problem!
Steve

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Posted by: Wiley E

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/01 09:42 AM

My name is Scott Huber. I will be 39 years old in a few days. I have been married for 3 1/2 years. I have a step daughter who is in the 8th grade.

I am an Animal Damage Control trapper for the SD Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks. I have been employed with them for about 15 years. I have trapped and called coyotes for about 30 years. Like Steve Craig who I respect and admire, I too have taken instructions from many men over the years. I like to participate in coyote calling contests.

I am also very involved in the beef industry. I currently have cattle on feed at Rushmore, MN. I stay pretty involved in the beef industry so if I am not here I am there. I want to welcome all of you to PredatorMasters and hope you make this a great place to visit. Thanks! Wiley E
Posted by: cedarchopper

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/01 03:48 PM

My name is Ken Beckham, I live in Cedar Park
Texas on the Austin city limits. I'm married to the gal my first wife said I would never find and have been for 20 years. Have 3 grown kids who think shes good enough for me so thats a plus.
I started reading the board at pc until it started sounding like a pissing contest and I got an invite here. I have been reading and learning here since the git go. In all fairness I will say thanks to pc for being there when I was looking into calling. Having said that I have to say the same folks that kept me there are here. Enough of that.
I hunted as much as I could afford in Wyoming as a kid and some after that. Coyotes were just a given back then but so was access to land and mutual respect. Now,like everything else, the simple things are complicated. I am interested in calling primarily, with shooting to follow if I can cultivate some relationships with some local ranchers for access.
This whole thing started out as a question on how to locate fox for my terriers to go to ground on. Talk about a situation getting out of hand!!!
Guess I better let the wind die down,

Thanks for your time--its the most precious thing we have.
Ken Beckham
Cedar Park, Texas
Posted by: NM Kid

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/01 05:28 PM

Glad to know a bit more about you all,

Here is the profile. My name is Chad Byers, I am 21 yrs young, and live in Farmington NM. I have been hunting since the age of 5. Bagged my first coyote with dad at age 5 with a Chipmunk .22. So I got started out early. My dad enjoyed predator hunting the most, so thats what we did the majority of the time.

Recently graduated with honors at our local community college with a associates in Business. Currently working on the bachelors in Business at UNM in Albuqueruqe NM.

I enjoy to hunt Mule Deer in SE Utah with bow in late August. Also do a fair ammount of muzzleloading for elk and deer in NM. Have been fairly successful so far.

My other hobby is drag racing. I race a 78 Nova with a 502 big block chevy. Recently installed a centrifugal supercharger and coverted over to sequential efi. Should make 900 hp at the crank. Hope to attend some national events soon and race in the super gas class. Outside of that, I live to hunt, and to be outdoors with family and friends,

Chad
Posted by: steve allen

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/01 07:41 PM

My name is Steve Allen. I am a retired biologist/furbearer management supervisor from North Dakota Game and Fish (1967-2000). I have been married to the same wonderful woman for 30 years this Sept. I have a stepson, stepdaughter and daughter whom I think the world of; all are grown and out on their own. Two granddaughters, and 1 grandson at this point. I enjoy just about everything outdoors (except golf). I have yet to find a hunting or fishing activity that I didn't enjoy. Also, I haven't seen anything wrong with the job description of this retirement career yet!
Posted by: yote hunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/01 08:48 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by AzWill:
Please take the time to post a little about yourself.

Pretty please....?

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My name is Dave Munch 52yrs old married, no kids. Retired law enforcement sniper currently working in a large gun shop. Love coyote hunting,long range shooting(1000 yards plus) and bow hunting. Really love the coyotes and trying to figure them out. Enjoy trying to help the local farmers with livestock kill problems. Shoot a 17Rem when shooting for fur and 22-250 or 25-06 when shooting problem cotoyes. Yote Hunter.
Posted by: Lonny

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/01 09:47 PM

My name is Lonny Gehring. I am 33 years old and married 11 years have two boys age 2 and 4. I have lived in Idaho all my life. I grew up on a ranch and was fortunate enough to have all kinds of wildlife right out my back door and lots of country to explore.

I have always loved the outdoors and hunting. Elk, deer, bear, lion, and especially those coyotes. I really got this coyote bug about 6 years ago. I spend more time thinking about those critters than any other animal I hunt.

I enjoy hiking and getting into the back country. Just being out there keeps me happy.

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/07/01 03:08 AM

Howdy,
I'm Les Howard, married(2nd time)for 14yrs. this Sept. Three kids B-28,G-26,B-16.....two grand-daughters one 8yrs. the other 2weeks & 4 days.All three kids & my wife love to shoot & the boys hunt also.
Been chasing preds. off & on for 25yrs. Just moved to Mo. from Ia. 4yrs. ago so now I have more time and opportunities to hunt.
Also, hunt Deer,Turkey & really want to shoot a Bobcat.
It's good to see so many framiliar names from pc.
CYA
Posted by: Doug

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/07/01 07:04 PM

My name is Doug Kimmel. I'm a 35 year old hill-billy and have been married for 13 years and have 3 tomboy daughters. I work as a tool and diemaker/tooling engineer for a small machine shop. I was really into trapping (especially foxes) back in the 70's and 80's. Not enough time for trapping any more, so I get out go calling whenever I can. I also enjoy archery/gun hunting for turkey and whitetails. My summer hobby is dirt-track racing.
Posted by: Skinny Shooter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/07/01 07:46 PM

Hello all,
I have been married about 12 years to the same girl.
I am a newbie to coyote hunting.
I have been groundhog (skinnies)hunting since my Dad helped me steady his old Remington .22 on a 2x4 to shoot a groundhog in our garden. I can still remember it as if it just happened. I was about 8 then and am now 36y/o.
I am a professional photographer and started blacksmithing 4 years ago. I now demo at the Daniel Boone Homestead in addition to building a stone forge at home. I have a website for both. I have been a volunteer EMT in EMS for about 16 years and have been a Rev War reenactor for about 4 years. Because the photo industry is flying headlong into the digital world, I am dabbling in web authoring. It is pretty cool!

I have only seen one coyote I think, it was during a snowstorm at 2ish in the am coming back from an EMS call. It looked like a grey fox on steroids during the quick glimpse that I had.
Here in Berks County, Pa. there are supposed to be mucho coyotes. Well at least that is what I hear. Hope to learn some techniques to help me at least see something when I go out.
I posted some photos of my Shaggie System camo in another forum and there is a possibility that I may be starting to sell them thru the web. Hopefully.

Wanted to add this last thought.
Being involved with Rev War reeancting and reading up on American History has taught me a number of things about our country. I hope we can persevere in retaining our ability to hunt and enjoy our firearms. If you are not involved, please try to help in any way that you can.




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Posted by: Nebraska Coyote Hunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/08/01 08:04 AM

My name is Chris Pokorny. I am 36 years old and will soon be married 11 years. I have a 9 year old son that has been in on four coyote kills this year and a 6 year old daughter. Man, I eat this stuff up! I love to hunt all types of game, but coyote hunting is my favorite. I would do it every weekend if I could. I really enjoy the tips and comaradarie that is on this board. Thanks, AzWill for setting it up.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/08/01 08:19 AM

NM KID,

Just wanted to ask if you know some folks in Farmington.
My brother in law used to be head of maintenance there at the college. Jack is his name. You won't forget him if you ever saw him there. 6'2" 280 pounds. Bald headed with arms as big as my legs. not much fat on the fellow either.

Reason I asked is that he is a great guy and a hunting shooting fool. He also will talk hot rods with you till you both give out.

The Walkers are the other family I was wondering about. Great people and I grew up with all of their kids.
Bobby Walker was my running mate when we were just tadpoles.
Posted by: Okie34

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/08/01 10:18 AM

Ok, Here's goes.....

38 yrs old. Red/Gray (more gray than red!) hair. Jusr recently got back into Coyote Hunting and love it!

Mostly, I fish though.

I'm in North Central Oklahoma and always looking to meet new folks to go hunting with. The vast majority of Coyote hunting out here is done with Dogs, and I generally don't do a lot of that.

On the home front, I will be getting married here in a couple of months. I'm betting that will curtail my hunting a bit. I'm a Information and Technology Department Supervisor for a Distribution Center here in town.

Nuff for now!

John
Posted by: Skued

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/08/01 05:13 PM

Okie34
It's great to see another Okie!
Posted by: ryank

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/09/01 03:14 AM

AzWill,

This is just a thought but......

You posted the topic "Tell Us A Little About Yourself" but yet you didn't tell us anything about YOU.

So how bout it? Tell us alittle bit about yourself Will.

RK

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Posted by: RAZORBACK

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/09/01 11:20 AM

Hello , my name is Bill Croy. I'm 33, married 4 yrs. Have a wonderful 9 year old stepdaughter . I'm a firefighter with the local airport , and have my own custom bullet business.I call it Razorback bullet works (thus the nickname) I have been hunting since I was a kid. prarie dogs were my money pitt until I got into calling predators a couple of years ago. My wife has stopped shaking her head a long time ago. I love to hunt ,and am hunting something all year. If I'm not hunting I'm getting ready to. I have lived in Rock Springs Wyo. on and off for 10 years .I love wyoming . Its tuff to beat these open spaces and lack of econazi's . I am a freedom fighter and cofounder of the RLF ( roadrunner liberation front) it is our mission to free oppressed roadrunners and other small vermin from from the mighty yoke willey and his conspiring ilk . We use varying takticks and take NO prisoners. good hunting
Posted by: coyotekrazy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/10/01 10:15 AM

Hey Troy here, 28 years old married for 10 years this Nov.Got three kids (6b 4g and 3month old girl) I grew up on the family ranch,been hunting ever since Santa brought me my Red Ryder at age 6. I am a correctional officer at the Utah State Prison and on my free time I enjoy working on my 53 willie,hunting,fishing and spending time with the family.

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Posted by: Hitman243

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/10/01 12:43 PM

I'm 55 years old, been married for 35 years. I have two kids and two grand kids. I enjoy family, horses, and hunting. I've hunted most of my life. Started hunting coyotes when I was 15. The last 21 years I've worked for USDA-Wildlife Services. I've employed and enjoyed about every possible method to take coyotes. My favorite is with Decoy Dogs.

This looks like a real nice place. Think I'll stick around a spell. Wiley E, thanks for the invite.
Posted by: MB

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/11/01 08:57 PM

Hi, Mark Basinger here from NE Ohio. Just found this site today while searching the Huntseek Forum and through Wiley E. Looks like a very good forum!

I'm 31, married with 2 small children (1-girl & 1-boy), and love to trap and call wildlife. Particularly enjoy the predators. Been chasing wildlife since my Dad got me some traps at a garage sale when I was about 12 years old. Got interested in calling from Burnham Brothers and Johnny Stewart when I was about 15 or 16.

I work in a factory that makes hydraulic valves and pumps. I trap, hunt, and fish around time with my family. Like I told my wife before we got married "365 days a year there is always something to trap, hunt or fish for".
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/13/01 04:40 PM

Howdy,
I am 33 and a single daddy with my 6 year old boy and 3 year old daughter living with me. I currently live in Alaska and am moving to Arizona after 28 years up here. I have family in Pinetop/Lakeside and thats where I will reside come this June.
I have spent the last 11 years in public safety right here in Alaska and the last 6 working at my current P.D.

We are an outdoors family and both my kids hunt and fish with me. The hunting down in the lower 48 is quite a bit different and I have to tell you I get excited and thank the law makers I only have to wait 6 months to become a resident (up here it is 12 months)

I am also looking forward to making friends on this board.

I would like to thank AzWill for giving me this oppurtunity to introduce myself.

Hope you are starting to feel better bro.

Hunter out...
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/22/01 08:32 AM

Hi my name is Jim Rador. I live in central Iowa. West Des Moines to be exact. I was born in Wyo raised in Utah and went to school in Nebraska. I told my wife I am not moving any further east. I am 57, work for usps, wife has a retail collectible gift store, and we hunt, fish and golf, in the outdoors. Together we have three daughters all out of the house. I do miss the mountains and I hope to go back on some hunts to them. Here we have loads of coyotes many fox way to many deer & turkey and Iowa caucus for the dem gov.Give a shout if you need info, and thanks AZWILL and RICH for this site and if I forgot to mention any one else I am sorry
Jim
Posted by: Ghille monster

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/23/01 11:04 PM

my name is James Croy. im 28 yrs. old . I have lived in Alaska for 18yrs . been married to a lovely woman for 8yrs .my dad got me into hunting and fishing , shooting. I am a former Marine and love military related weopons and gear . I am one of the founders of the R.L.F.(Roadrunner Liberation Front). I have an affection for sniper rifes and any long range shooting iron . my brother recently got me into preditor hunting and calling , I got hooked. I hunt big game and migratory birds and now preditors . i also like to skydive some day i will get do an op that calls for me to parachute into an area and kill V.C. (varment cong)for the oppressed roaderunner .being new to hunting preditors it is good to be around knowlegealbe folks like yourselves . hope to lean some things .
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/24/01 04:55 PM

My name is Jay Knipp. Ilive in east cent Mo. Hunted yotes for many years till got rid of our dogs. Had one of the best packs around. Walkers of course.
I have been married for 13 yrs in July. Have 2 great kids,My girl almost 6,wants to go with dad as long as shhe can see the truck.My boy just turned 17 mo. not old enough YET. I will try to include some of the wisdom I have gained at this site when the time comes. Thanks guys.

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Posted by: Pecos

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/24/01 07:03 PM

Well, here goes, real name is Ken Short, I live in Stephens county , TX which has a population of just under 10,000, most of which live in the central part of the county in and around the only town.

I have been hunting since the late 40's, grew up on ranches in far west Texas and we hunted coyotes back then anyway we could get rid of them, they were hell on sheep and goats, airplanes, horseback whatever. I hunt mainly coyotes, bobcats, whitetails, turkeys and quail now.

I took a sorta of a hiatus from hunting from 61-84, mainly because I was in the Army and did not get to hunt nearly as often as I would have liked, although it also gave me the opportunity to hunt all over the world.

Since I retired in 84 I run the local ISP for a friend, do software and hardware consulting for small business and individuals and hunt and fish. I have my own rifle and handgun range here at the house from 25 to 200 yards and do some work for the local gunsmith, testing and zeroing the custom rifles he builds. Usually try and test them on a coyote or bobcat I call up bout 100 yards from my back door.

I have been reloading since the early 60's, good thing too, cause with 4 kids, 3 of which are not grown and gone, I would have gone bankrupt buyin ammo for them.

I sometimes do a bit of hunt arranging for folks who want to take deer, turkey or quail in this area.
Posted by: Big Al Morris

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/26/01 09:21 AM

My name is Allen Morris, the big part stems from my body by budweiser frame. I have been a machinest, and a plumber by trade, but I'm living my dream as a Recreation Manager for one of the best ranches in NW Colorado, I live to call Elk and Coyotes, I enter the world elk calling championships every year as well as the world coyote calling championships, I love to compete in any form, bowling, golfing, and any card game up and running. The calling championships have been the funnest learning expierinces I have ever been a part of. I and my family 2 girls and a wife live the hunting lifestyle and promote the outdoors every chance we get. I like a forum to advance such a great sport. good luck and good calling Al
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/26/01 03:22 PM

Hello everyone.I've been posting on this forum awhile now and figure I ought to introduce myself.So here goes.
My name is Justin Braddock im 22 and live in Van Alstyne Tx. pop.3000 or so.I love to hunt.Coyotes mostly because they are the only thing I can hunt around here year-round.I also hunt deer,duck,hogs, and dove.I am a "roadie" for a living I travel around the U.S. setting up sound equipment on the weekends.This job allows me to do alot of weekday hunting.So I like it,even though I miss out on all the opening weekends.
I really appericate all the info and time some of the people have put into this forum.
Keep up the good work.

Later,
Justin
Posted by: SCOTT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/26/01 09:55 PM

Hello everyone,
Just joined, my name is Scott Franks. I'm 32 and married with two children. I've been in the military for 13 years now, which has given me the opportunity to live and hunt in 6 states so far. When I'm not hunting i enjoy tinkering with my 70' ford bronco.
Posted by: Randy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/01 09:43 AM

Hi you know my name. So here we go,I own my own compony I am a lawn care pro.I am also looking in to getting my class b cdl.So I can drive a big rig.I am married to the most wonderful women for 9 years now. She will hunt & fish with me & my son when she can,when she is not at work or school.We live in Oh.
Posted by: oldwretched

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/01 10:36 PM

Hey everyone I am 34 and am a laborer , married , with 2 kids one girl 10 and one boy 13 both who keep me busier than I need.First words I said were bang , bang been hunting or trying to hunt ever since.Have called in quite a few coyotes with either a circe or a turkey call just got into using a electronic call and hunting at night.Everyone on this board has been very helpful and I am dying to try some of the advice I have gained. Jim Dale
Posted by: trappnman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/21/01 07:33 AM

Just getting to this part of the forum-so better late than never. My name is Steve Gappa. I am 50, married with 2 daughters and 4 grandkids. I was a jack of all trades you could say- bus driver, school teacher, partners in a printing shop, social sciences, factory worker- and for the past 8 years a full time trapper/part time writer- and will be from now on. I trap coyotes, fox, coon, badger, mink, rats, beaver, possum, some weasel, occasionally otter. During the summer I trap pocket gophers (3,400 last summer). Started hunting, trapping and trout fishing when being carried on my dad's back. Love to hunt, but trapping is so time consuming, that my hunting gets less and less each year- deer and a few birds and rabbits over my beagles. Spend two weeks each year exploring the Black Hills and trout fishing. Both me and my wife ride Harleys. Would like to try predator calling again, esp. coyotes. Have found much good advice on this forum- so far I have just been concerned with coyote facts, but will explore other areas- for example- I just read Criags saga of hunting with Pa- I can't wait for Monday to see what happens!!!! trappnman

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/21/01 07:38 PM

Well, might as well join in here. I'm 42 years old, married (wife from El Paso) with one daughter who's 17 and starting UT Austin next year. So I'll soon be very broke.

I'm originally from San Antonio, Texas but left soon after joining the military. I'm retired from the U.S. Air Force. Once I left the Air Force, I went into civilian law enforcement where I retired due to a job related injury. So I guess I'm just plain retired. I've guided for deer, turkey, waterfowl and upland game, and was a Fly-Fishing instructor and guide for many years.

I found this site after AZWill left a link to this site on another page and I followed it, damn glad I did. You go through life sometimes thinking you know all there is to know and sometimes....you find out you know squat. This has been my experience here. I'm astonished at the degree of knowledge many here possess.

I'm very much into Float Tubing for trout in the sierra's and have the divorces to prove it...

Thanks Will for leaving the link...



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Posted by: Mike Paul

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/21/01 07:42 PM

Okay-I am married. (2nd time around) I have 2 kids of my own, and 3 from my present wife. I will be 44 in May. Have been hunting, fishing, or shooting USPSA or bench, most of my life. Have had the chance to hunt most animals, big and small. I once had a gun business and had many good clients-(Police and Sherriff Dept) untill the factory reps came around and took over-many years ago. I think I have owned most every weapon-rifle and pistol, that you can think of. (modern-1950 and up) Nowdays I'm lucky to get out much, because of work and the added kids. But I do set apart time for hunting. I love accurate long range rifles, big bore pistols and raceguns. I quit hunting yotes and other varmints for a while-untill about 3 years ago. Now, I'm back in high gear again.
MP

Note: I work as a Project Mgrsuper for a Commercial Contractor with my office centered in Salt Lake City.

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Posted by: TomT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/21/01 08:32 PM

This is a good place to start posting again since we all had to re-register.

I'm about 30 years now, with a younger wife and four daughters--tried for a boy and got four daughters--they are great kids. I grew up on a cattle ranch in central AZ, ended up in veterinary school before I knew it, and have been vetting for six years now--mostly all equine medicine and surgery. I've gotten back in to calling after trapping for so long, mostly it's the fault of coyote gods that roam these parts. I love my .17 Rem rifles and also shoot a Hornet fairly occasionally. I look forward to learning lots of cool things from all of you on the boards.

Tom T.
Posted by: swifter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/22/01 04:47 PM

Well, Ok, my real name is Tom Shonk, I'm retired, work part time as an AV tech. Helps buy new barrels...
I'm a member of High Desert Predator Callers, and chapter secretary.
I like reloading, and Ackley Improved rounds.
Married for the final time.
Tom

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Posted by: NASA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/22/01 05:36 PM

I'm another Tom T., but I go by NASA. I started hunting (yard cats) at about age 10. I've pulled the trigger on just about everything since then. A half a century later I'm still shooting and loving it. Now I've got a 12 year old son to pass all this wisdom on to (LOL) and I can use all the help I can get. Hope to see y'all at Bruce's shindig in Tucson.
Posted by: Patrick_D

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/29/01 11:32 AM

I am 44, have been married for 23 years, and have 2 sons. I was born and raised in the county of Kent in south-east England. I am an IT manager for a Norwegian company based in city of London.

I have shot for most of my life, and was introduced to calling a few years back by an old friend. I only wish he had done it sooner! The only species we get to call are foxes, and by law we are not allowed to use any electronic calls. We can and do use lamps however. My friends and I favour Hornet, .222 and .22-250 for our sport, and we all reload.

I can't necessarily contribute much here, but I enjoy reading about the sport in other parts of the world, and I can certainly learn a thing or two - even if I may not put the knowledge into practice.

Just at the moment I can't get out due to the problems here with foot and mouth disease. So it's good at least to read about shooting in these forums.

Patrick
Posted by: Choctawbadge

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/29/01 12:06 PM

Howdy. My real name is Jon Hooper and I live just north of Dallas Texas. I'm 37, married, with two boys ages six and two. I've been in law enforcement for fourteen, long, long, years. I've been hunting since I was ten. I really got into predator hunting during high school when pelts were worth trapping and hunting for. Old habits are hard to break, because I'm still an avid song dog hunter. These days I hunt exclusively with muzzleloading arms (I get enough of high-tech, plastic stock guns at work) and although my success rate is not as great as it once was, I enjoy the hunt more. Anyway, that's me. Glad I found this site.
Posted by: Scott F

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/29/01 09:30 PM

My name is Scott Fairing. I will be 52 in 3 days. Have married to my shooting, fishing, and camping partner for 22 years. We have 6 kids, 3 of each, all grown and on their own and have 5 grandchildren.

I have been hunting since I was 12 and reloading since I was 14. I am a machinist in a small shop, So small there is just me and the two owners. They allow me time to work on my own projects and I have been making presses and hand dies for fun.

Do most of my hunting in central Oregon. Just learning to call but loving it.


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Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/04/01 06:16 PM

oldwretched, send me an e-mail at guide@SaguaroSafaris.com so that I will have your address. I have a question for you, off the board.

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Posted by: steve- N.M

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/04/01 10:38 PM

Hey Guys Im Steve Burton Im 41 Years Old Ilive In Deming N.M., Im Single So I Can Hunt Whenever I Want. Ive Been Callen Coyotes For About 25 Years.
Posted by: Flatshot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/06/01 09:56 PM

Greetings! Just crossing over from the Coyote Gods forum. I'm in North central Nebraska and I run about 100 cow/calf pairs on my ranch and help on our 2000 acre irrigated family farm. Keeps me very busy, but I make time to go coyote calling. I have technical training in aircraft maintenance (A&P) and a Private pilot license, but its not current. I love launching flat shooting cartridges, thus the name. My ultimate gun collection goes something like this: .220, .240, .260, .280, .300, even though I have to find a few to fill in the string yet, and a few others that don't fit have grabbed my attention like K-Hornet, .17 Mach IV, .218 Bee, etc. Never have enough it seems. Well, hope to see a few of you in Tucson!
Rick L.

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Posted by: polecat

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/20/01 08:02 AM

Hi, my real nickname is Chip Bruss. I just arrived here but I can't remember how I found this site. My wife of 20+ years and I are primarily big game hunters but we have been "forced" into predator hunting. Last year I took an early retirement and moved from CA to WY; bought an old pig farm; collected our deer, antelope and my bighorn; and restarted my wildlife biologist practices of creating bird habitat. The first thing we noticed was too many varmits around here (our dog got skunked the first day). So I dug into my childhood trap store and immediately had much more territory than my supplies could handle. I'm still buying for next season.

I tried some calling but the coyotes around here paid little attention. I did get one shot at 350 yards but I missed the first one. That 'yote took off like it had afterburners so I just pulled way out in front of him and cut loose with another 6mm and dropped him like a stone. Before I could retrieve my trophy, however, he got up and trotted away leaving just a few scattered blood spots. I'm hoping to get some tips on getting them to come when I call - not just look my direction.
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/20/01 08:24 AM

polecat . . .

Hoooowdyyyyy!

Welcome to Predator Masters!!!!

If you’re interested in predator calling you’ve found the right place. Predator Masters is full of callers willing to share their trade secrets to help you become a better caller. I’ve been at it for over 40 years now and I learn something new every day.

I hope you enjoy your experience here and visit us often....




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Posted by: slink

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/01 12:09 PM

Howdy. Finally found some time to post.
I will also have a bit of time to walk around in the desert soon.

Thought I'd say hello to my friends.

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Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/01 12:46 PM

Hello Slink! Glad you made it!

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Posted by: Zipedo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/01 03:25 PM

Howdy fellas, great site. Well, I've been married for a little over 6 months now to a young lady who I met at school (Iowa State). I knew she was a keeper when she kept me company while I skinned raccoons after class. I come from a grain and livestock, hunting, trapping and fishing family and enjoy the outdoors thoroughly. My younger brother and I, have and still do, spot and stalk a bunch of fox and coyote in the swill-swale landscape of northwest Iowa. We tried to call in some coyotes once and on our first stand had one come in but he caught our wind before we knew he was there. Ever since then we have been very interested in calling but never actually have killed any predators on a calling stand. I guess we spend more time spotting and stalking than calling. I think our bag will be fuller quicker if we do a little of both. I'm here to learn and chat with good old boys just like us.
See ya around,
Zipedo

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Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/01 04:10 PM

Zipedo . . .

Hoooowdyyyyy!!!!

Welcome to Predator Masters.

You’ve come to right place to find out about predator. Some of the best predator callers in the world hang out here and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Instead of you trying to spot and stalk predators, our members will have predators stalking you in no time at all.

Don’t be shy, look around at the various forums we have and jump right on in.

And most of all, have fun...




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Posted by: clyde howard

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/01 06:36 PM

Hitman,
I am interested in using decoy dogs for coyote calling. Techniques, training, type dogs, etc.
E-mail me at gasboffer@apex2000.net />
Clyde Howard
Odessa, Tx
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Hitman243:
I'm 55 years old, been married for 35 years. I have two kids and two grand kids. I enjoy family, horses, and hunting. I've hunted most of my life. Started hunting coyotes when I was 15. The last 21 years I've worked for USDA-Wildlife Services. I've employed and enjoyed about every possible method to take coyotes. My favorite is with Decoy Dogs.

This looks like a real nice place. Think I'll stick around a spell. Wiley E, thanks for the invite.
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Posted by: clyde howard

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/01 06:43 PM

Doug,

I went through the FBI Academy in 1976 with a detective from Woodbury, N.J. It is such an unusual name, to me, anyway, that I thought you might be related. His name is Irv Kimmel

Ragards,
Clyde Howard
Odessa, Tx
gasboffer@apex2000.net [QUOTE]Originally posted by Doug:
My name is Doug Kimmel. I'm a 35 year old hill-billy and have been married for 13 years and have 3 tomboy daughters. I work as a tool and diemaker/tooling engineer for a small machine shop. I was really into trapping (especially foxes) back in the 70's and 80's. Not enough time for trapping any more, so I get out go calling whenever I can. I also enjoy archery/gun hunting for turkey and whitetails. My summer hobby is dirt-track racing. [/QUOTE]
Posted by: Matt Salm

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/01 09:55 PM

Hey all,
I was refered to this fine site by the CG's and found out about the CG's from my friend ZIPEDO. We were in AIT together for the old U.S.Army. I'm 29 yrs old and found the woman for me only last year (she bought a Win mod 94 7-30 Waters on her eighteenth birthday because she COULD). She's 26 and awesome.

I have hunted and fished since I can remember and thought of nothing else since then--could be why it took so long to think of finding a woman. I spend three years at Ft Carson, CO with the Army, spent a lot of time coyote hunting, prarie dog shooting and fly fishing. Always been interested in guns. I've been tinkering with them since I missed my first buck and blamed it on the trigger. Took apart my 7600 and gave it a good one. Switched to bolt actions mostly, but still enjoy a Win mod 71 for deer hunting because its fun in the northwoods of Wisconsin.

I work as a Small Arms Repairman for the WI National Guard as a Technician. Shoot on the rifle team as often as they'll let me--we just won first at the AG's match this weekend so we're going to Nationals at Little Rock in October! Other than that, I tinker with guns on the side too, signed up for a local Tech school machine shop class and rebarreled a rifle last year (280 Ackley Imp.) and am going down to Oklahoma June 11th for a rifle rebarreling class at Murray State College. Plan on making a 17 Ackley Bee out of a Martini Cadet I have in 22 Hornet. That and rebarreling a Mod 700 in 22-250 and an old BSA in 222 rem. Have really been attracted to the smaller calibers lately as I can shoot them more often and at more game. Plan on having a comlete machine/gun shop with in the next 6 yrs or so.

I started trapping this last winter after always wanting to try. Must have done something right as I got a nice cherry red the first night out. Even got a coyote in a blind set behind the house. Only had 5-10 traps out at a time, so I was very happy with the results this year. Quite a few coyotes around here lately and I'm looking forward to learning all I can on this board and the Coyote Gods this summer so I can give em' hell this winter. I'll be seeing a few of you in AZ as that is too good of opportunity to pass on. That's mostly what I'm about.

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Posted by: ebd10

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/25/01 09:43 AM

My name is Edward Dunnigan, 39 years old and married (no kids yet) for 2 years. I've mostly been lurking and learning ( alot!) on this board. After a life time of living in and around Detroit, MI my wife and I are relocating to Oregon. I never had the opportunity to hunt or fish much as a kid (learned to shoot in the army). Sitting here and reading everyone's adventures and gazing longingly at the photos corrupted me and after much consideration, we decided that it was time to go and live our own adventures rather than read about someone else's.
I like varmint hunting (especially ground squirrels) and deer hunting. I'm looking forward to doing more when we move. Hope to have my own adventures to post very soon!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/25/01 06:16 PM

Welcome to PM, Edward. Hope your move is successful, and you accumulate a bunch of stories to share with us.

There is a big difference in coastal and eastern Oregon, you know. The predator hunting is better on the inland side of the Cascades.

Good hunting. LB
Posted by: shoot/em dead FRED

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/26/01 01:21 PM

Howdy guy's My name is George Friedrich I'm from Bassett ne.(GO BIG RED). I'm 36 and have a beautiful wife of 14 yrs. I have one son (5) and a daughter (10). They were both in on thier first coyote kills this year. In fact they both shot thier first rabbits this year (chipmunk single shot 22). Wife loves to deer hunt and took her calling once , nothing come (figures).I hunt everything and my gun keep mating in the cabinet (new ones always poping up). Take care. FRED
Posted by: Lance H

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/26/01 08:49 PM

Wow. I told someone a while back that predator calling was the bowhunting of the 21st cnetury - that very few guys hunted with a bow years ago and look at it now. When I first started calling coyotes, there were very few of my ilk. Now look at it. My name is Lance Homman. I'm 36 years old and married with one boy (10) and a girl(2). To pay the bills, I work for Uncle Sam. But to really live, I am a taxidermist and freelance outdoor writer, having contributed regularly to Trapper & Predator Caller, American Trapper, Trappers World, Fur Taker,and Buckmasters. Like many of you, I hunt just about anything I can find the time to pursue, but I tell people that I don't hunt anything that can't hunt me back! Like a few of you, I've got a strong background in hunting and the outdoors as a third-generation wolfer here in Kansas, I've got a degree in wildlife biology and focused most of my energy on predator ecology, namely developmental behavior of raptors. Coyote hunting started for me at the ripe old age of three while strapped onto the seat of my dad's dog wagon. Since then, I've taken coyotes by coursing with greyhounds, running them with trucks and rifles, trail hounds, traps, snares, on horseback and tracking them in the snow. But, after all the dust is cleared, nothing stirs my soul like that first sight of a coyote or bobcat coming for dinner. Glad to be here and to have found this wonderful forum. Especially looking forward to rubbing elbows with folks that are just as nutty as me.

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Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/27/01 10:40 AM

Lance. . .

Hoooowdyyyy!!!

Welcome to Predator Masters . . .

From reading your post, I can tell that you are in the same demented condition as the rest of us here . . . you’re hooked on calling!

But that’s okay because you are with your own kind here.

So feel free to jump right on in and have some fun....


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Posted by: rflores

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/27/01 05:46 PM

Hi my name is Ramiro Flores and I have never killed a coyote. (or any other predator for that matter)
But that is something I hope all these great folk can help me remedy. Just reading all these posts, stories, tips has made me drool with excitement.

I'm a 27 year old attorney from Tucson, Arizona, I have a beautiful wife of 3 years and a 2 year old daughter. I love to hunt, I've been mainly hunting coues deer for the past 5 years and just started elk hunting last year (bow). besides that most of my time is spent reading.

I plan on buying my first calls this week and accept full responsibility, and hold predator masters blameless for any addictions, withdrawals or marital difficulties this may cause.
Posted by: jeep

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/27/01 09:13 PM

A big wellcome to all the new addicts.
Posted by: Doug Bethe

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/27/01 10:08 PM

Well... My name is Doug Bethe. I am 46 years old and pathetically addicted to predator calling. I am also a father of four, married, and hunt as much as work, school activities, honey do's, etc..etc.. allows.
90% of the time I hunt predators withgin a 10 mile radius of my house. I live about 1/2 hour from Salina, KS. I am also an avid pheasant and quail hunter, having hunted with my buddy every opening day since the 6th grade. By trade, I am a purchasing manager, buying and selling engine and turbocharger components for locomotives. That's about it... I enjoy all the posts.. keep up the good work folks!
Doug Bethe
Gypsum, Kansas
Posted by: Brennan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/27/01 11:56 PM

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Posted by: Daryl

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/28/01 04:48 AM

This board and the sport of calling predators seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. A big welcome and good luck to everyone!
Posted by: Yotecallr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/28/01 04:25 PM

Hi, my name is Barry Wyner. I live in Urbandale Ia, suburb of Des Moines. I've been a police dispatcher for 20 years. Now for the three suburbs of Des Moines. I've hunted coyotes on and off for 35 yrs. I really got into it heavy the last few years. I will be 54 this summer and my wife and I will celebrate our 30th aniversary in a few months. Hope to go out of state this fall for MORE coyotes.
Posted by: wildman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/04/01 01:14 PM

Hello everyone. I'm new to this board and the art of coyote hunting. I'm still 48yrs young(at least for another couple of months)and love all kinds of hunting. The motto at our house is if I don't kill it we don't grill it! I enjoy hunting pheasants over one of my dogs as much as being on a deer stand. I have been blessed with the ability to have hunted in Alaska twice and went to Africa for a plains game hunt. The wife at the time and I were heading seperate ways and I figgured I couldn't split what I didn't have so off I went. As far as guns are concerend I'm a certifiable gun nut. I have a thing for pre 64 Winchesters and nice wood. Also enjoy the shotgun sports and shoot skeet on a regular basis.
Posted by: coyote_220

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/04/01 06:46 PM

Hello everyone my name is Shawn and I am new to predator hunting (still after the first coyote). I live in Butte MT and I also enjoy fishing ,big game hunting,shooting,and also water fowl hunting. I really enjoy this board and I am learning tons. Thanks to all who have helped me along the way. Oops I forgot to include that I am 22 years old. I think I am one of the younger ones on this board

Thanks and howdy all
Shawn

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Posted by: BVickery

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/09/01 03:30 PM

Well, I am 27 years old and orginally came from SE Massachussetts, the hotbed of anti-gun/anti-hunting. Despite all the pressure not to I became a hunter and now live in the very hunter/gun friendly Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

I am not married and have no kids, but got 2 dogs that perfect substitutes.

I enjoy all sorts of hunting and fishing and just this deer season took my first deer; a 120 lb Doe.

I am currently working at the local casino as a lead cook.
Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/09/01 03:46 PM

Greetings to BVickery, wildman, yotecaller, Brennan, Doug, rflores, Lance, FRED, and all you that I haven't greeted in one forum or the other. We are sure pleased to have you with Predator Masters, and hope that you get lots of good info, as well as jumping in with some contributions of your own.

The more folks like you who join in, the more everyone benefits.

Welcome!!!

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Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/09/01 06:55 PM

Welcome everybody to Predator Master, I am glad you all found us and I hope to see everybody posting on are different forums here I would be more than happy to help anybody out... Once again WELCOME ON

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Posted by: Alaskan Yoter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/10/01 02:41 PM

Howdy Folks,

Names Todd Rahm, last I checked I was 31. I am happly married to the biggest bunny hugger north of the south pole. When it comes to anything I do that involves critters, we have the don't ask don't tell policy. I have to great kids a 3 year old boy, and a 6 month daughter.

I have been hunting for as long as I can remember. To include being Dad's rabbit dog until I could pull the hammer back on my H&R 410. That happened at age 8.

I then joined the Army right out of high school with one catch. That they send me to Alaska. So here I am until I retire (13 More Years )

I am not sure what got me interested in predator calling, but it happened about two years ago. I think it was more of the challange of fooling the hunters (predators) It has now became the biggest hunting part of my life. I hope to learn allot from the guys on this board. I also hope that 30 years down the road when the passion is still running strong (God willing I'm still on his green earth), I can still be posting on this very board or an alike board.If it wasn't for these boards I'd still be so far behind the power curve, it would be sin.


Good calling to all,
Alaskan Yoter
Posted by: Backwoods

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/11/01 11:33 AM

Hi all! My name is John Cochran, I go by Johnny too and yes everyone gets a kick out of it(ref: OJ Simpson). I am 25 and work for the Ohio National Guard. I was raised in West "By God" Virginia and I was hunting as soon as Granddad could take me. I am crazy about bow hunting and was told about yote hunting and thought I would give it a try. I was also told there were plenty here in OH. If any knows let me in on it. I heard about this site on NAHC and it looks like I can learn a helluva lot here!!!

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Posted by: radmohunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/13/01 11:52 AM

Hi all. I'm new to this board. My name is Rex Dix. I am 57 yrs. old and I am a Computer Technician for the IRS (don't hate me, I just build & repair the computers) for the last 20 yrs. Before that I worked for McDonnell Douglas doing the same thing for 17 yrs.

I am married for the 3rd & last time (18 yrs.) to the biggest bunny hugger in the lower 48 states (Todd, you are from "the far north" and yours doesn't count down here). We also have the "I don't want to know about it (hunting)" attitude here in Missouri (Hazelwood is a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri), but she loves the meat I bring home and doesn't question me when I need to go hunting.

I have 2 kids by my first wife, 1G-30yrs, 1G-28 yrs, & 1B-26 yrs. Oldest girl is a housewife with 2 kids...G-12 yrs. B-9 yrs. and lives in Indiana. Middle girl is also a housewife with 3 kids...G-9 yrs. B-6 yrs. B-4 yrs. and lives in Georgia. Son is not married and has no kids. He is a Chef and cooking instructor with the O'Charlie's restaurant chain in Virginia. All three were taught shooting and gun safety as soon as they could understand and hold a gun.

I mainly am a deer & turkey hunter, but a few years ago I found myself facing a couple coyotes while calling turkeys (they came in thinking they were going to get a good meal)and after finding that they didn't like me and I didn't like them, I have started hunting them. I now have the same problem in Northern Missouri where I hunt of having bobcats doing the same thing and am now going to go after them as well.

I hope to learn a lot of things from this board to improve my varmint hunting. By the way, my "handle" comes from the 3 initials of my name and the fact that I am from Missouri and I love to hunt, thus, "radmohunter". Well, that's all for now.

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Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/13/01 12:22 PM

Welcome to Predator Masters, radmohunter. You have come the right place to hear all about varmints, especially the bitin' kind! Just jump right in with your questions, experiences, and photos.

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Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/13/01 01:45 PM

Well, I guess it's about time I jumped in on this. Name's Troy Wiebe. 26 years old, nearly married (live-in fiance), no kids (yet), 1 dog (pretty worthless), and five ferrets (much better than cats - hate 'em can't help it). Born and raised in CO, moved to NM when I was 7 and been here ever since (except for my freshman year at NAU in Flagstaff). Grew up near Farmington in the NW corner, but came to the desert chasing a girl in '93. Got rid of her a long time ago but stayed on and finished school here in Las Cruces, where I've been ever since working for a NASA subcontractor doing environmental work (primarily groundwater monitoring).

I hunt everything I can afford to and more. Blame my dad for starting me out. Still take every opportunity to hunt and fish with him. Called coyotes a little in college with roommates who were into it, but really got hooked last year by a coworker. No looking back since then. Called my first one in early this spring and now I'm totally hooked.

Glad to have a place like this with newcomers and oldtimers (no offense) alike to stimulate one during the off-season.
Posted by: jeep

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/13/01 03:47 PM

hey DesertRam, are you related to Donavon Weibe
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/14/01 07:50 AM

I guess you could say that, we're one in the same! That's my first name that all "official" stuff uses. I've gone by my middle name all my life.
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/15/01 11:12 AM

Hey jeep, you out there? Do we know each other? Just curious how you got ahold of my first name. See ya.
Posted by: jeep

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/15/01 01:25 PM

DesertRam, we work at the same place,WSTF.I do not know you, look up your name in the site phone book, I work at WSC...may be I'll see you one day, Ernest Sandoval.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/15/01 02:38 PM

Ha, jeep and DesertRam, that's too good!!!
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/15/01 02:57 PM

Boy, talk about coincidence! I work in the Environmental Department in Bldg 101. We may even be over in your neck of the woods pretty soon if they (management) ever decide to move us to T120. See ya around some time.
Posted by: A.T. Smith

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/22/01 11:36 PM

Well I kept watching those little flags load and didn’t see one for Tennessee or Dixie so wasn’t sure if you guys were going to let me in? *lol*

A.T. Smith here and as I have already stated I am from Tennessee. I am a small time guide with big time hospitality and some darn good hunting areas also!

Very nice to be in all of your presents, I know I will gain a world of useful information here.

Thanks PREDATOR MASTERS,



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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/23/01 12:27 AM

Hey A.T. Welcome aboard! Lot's of good info, good tuna noodle casserole recipes and bunches of other stuff on here, great bunch of guys. After a few days of reading this stuff, coyotes will be following you around just beggin ya to blast them....really.

Again, welcome aboard



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Posted by: Calypso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/23/01 06:44 AM

Hey AT,

"Volunteers" are always welcome. It seems like I remember some of your boys showing up here in San Antonio for a little scrap with Santa Anna at the Alamo.

Welcome to Predator Masters! I am sure you will have a lot to share as well.

Good Hunting,

Bob C.

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Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/23/01 09:18 AM

Northwest, huh? Must be a Reelfoot-type guy.

Welcome to Predator Masters, AT!!!

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Posted by: crowblaster

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/27/01 04:45 PM

My name is Ed Knebel and I am new to this board. I have been posting mostly on GGVG and don't remember where I found the link to this board. Never killed a predator before but would like to.

I am unmarried but have a great dog (Lab mix). Her name is Samantha. She loves being outdoors with me, chasing rabbits doves..whatever. If I pick up a rifle I had better be going out hunting with her. She is too brave and loves to be out in the rain and worst thunderstorms.

I mostly small game hunt and live to hunt rabbits. I use my ruger 1022 magnum and only hold out fer headshots. I do live to shoot crows as my name implies.

Hope to learn some more on this forum...
Posted by: NASA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/27/01 04:53 PM

Crowblaster, you HAVE been shooting predators. Crows will raid other birds nests and eat eggs and steal baby chicks. Have you never seen a crow catch and kill baby cottontails? They may not be a MAJOR predator, but you've come to the right place. Welcome!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/27/01 05:16 PM

And they can destroy cornfields..little bastids. Hate them, crows bad. Welcome Ed, you'll have a great time here.

p.s. Stay with the dog, less hassle and it could care less if you like to dance around the house in your underwear listening to Cindy Lauper tunes....not that I do that kinda thing or anything.



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Posted by: NASA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/27/01 06:51 PM

OMG! If you and DB get a bottle between you I'd hate to imagine the visual. Hot damn, I can't wait for the winter get-to-gether!
Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/27/01 07:05 PM

Welcome, crowblaster, to Predator Masters.

NOW, you better leave QUICK!! These guys will corrupt ya, big time!!!

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Posted by: Dogboy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/29/01 01:52 PM

I live in Oak Hills not far from that other vetran varmit hunter Danny "B" from Apple Valley.
I'm a Deputy Sheriff with 16 years on the job and spent 5 years in the U.S Army before taking a career in crime fighting.
Got a great wife and 5 year old daughter who loves to see daddy come home with a dead coyote. One of the nice things about where I live at now, is I can walk down the road from my house and call dogs anytime I want.
Been reading everyones comments for months on this website. It truly is an outstanding one and has been most valuable in learning how this fantastic hobby works.
I've been coyote hunting for 4 years now and have given up most of the other types of hunting except upland bird. There is no adrenalin rush like shooting dogs. Trust me I know about adrenalin. I have 74 coyotes and 1 nice bobcat to my credit.
But without having read the information contained in this website, I'd still be trying to figure out what to do. Many thanks to all of you for sharing your experiences with us.
Hope to meet some of you in the upcoming hunts in the great state of Arizona. Take care.
Posted by: Merle

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/29/01 02:18 PM

Well fellows I'm 54 years old, been married for 37 years and have been wonderfully blessed with a wife who likes to hunt and fish also. We raised 5 children and taught
them all to hunt and fish. We now have 13 grandchildren and I now have the pleasure of
helping their parents, teach them to hunt and fish. (hunting and fishing with friends is great but, hunting and fishing with your children and grandchildren is special)
I am a wedding and Portrait photographer and
live in Oregon City, Oregon
Posted by: Mike Paul

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/29/01 05:55 PM

Dogboy, Merle,
Welocome to Predator Masters! Dogboy-If you see someone calling dogs wearing a garter belt and guns, I'm sure youll know who that guy is.
Merle
Just look at PM like amazing grace...You once were lost, but now you found-the greastest place for info on hunting predators and other varmints! Mike Paul

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Posted by: Dawgkilla

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/01/01 01:18 PM

My name is Kris Davison and I'm a 35 year old Web Developer contracting at MCI and living in Colorado Springs, CO. Been married to the same woman for eight years and will have kid number two in October. Like to hunt and fish and "geek-out" on my pc and unix computers. Lookin' foreword to hookin' up with MULE who recommended this list to me for some coyote huntin' in the not-too-distant future. Anyone else in the Colorado Springs area who is lookin' for a "Dawgkillin'" partner feel free to drop me an email.
Take care and good huntin'!
Kris
Posted by: 5.56 Master

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/02/01 10:57 PM

First post, live in central fl. Im 49 ,2 kids , wife for 22years .I would like to find out more on coyotes ,you know the how ,where and when on this type of hunting .Im an old deer and duck hunter and would like to try something in the off season
Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/03/01 05:18 AM

Hi, 5.56! Welcome to Predator Masters!! You found the right place to learn about calling coyotes, as well as cats. Jump right in, and enjoy.

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Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/03/01 09:53 AM

5.56 Master...

Hoooooowdyyyy!!!!!

You certainly found the right place to find out more about coyotes, we’ve got a bunch of great folks that are always willing to share information.

Here you’ll find some of the best predator calls in the nation, wildlife biologists, and those who’ve been calling predators most of their life, that are willing to help anyone improve their understanding of the animal and how to call them.

Mighty glad to have you...




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Posted by: 5.56 Master

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/04/01 12:56 AM

OK here goes. im in central Fl. and we do have coyotes at night we can here them around the pond on the back of my land .want to know do you hunt nights,days and what do you do with the carcus after(skin'em) any answers would be great.and is a 223 or a 243 the best caliper.as i dont lack in the rifle dept. these are my target rifles mauser actions and adams & bennett barrels built by a close friend.so if you could guide me in the right direction that would be just great. Thanks
Posted by: MULE

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/04/01 04:21 PM

Dawgkilla,

Glad to see you made it here.

See ya next week maybe
Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/04/01 09:26 PM

Hey, Mule. Welcome to Predator Masters. You found the place for ... well, for mastering predators!!

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Posted by: Pacoyotenut

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/06/01 09:14 AM

Hello everyone!First off i'm hoping i'm still registered from the posse country board.I've been browsing the board now for the last couple of months since the posse country link has been bringing me here.So now i've finnally decided to post.I also have noticed quite a few names from posse country.This place looks as great as posse country was,if not better.

Well here it goes.I'm 34 yrs. old and have been married for 14 yrs.I have 4 boys (14,12,10,8)and they all love the outdoors and hunting.I live in south eastern PA. and have been hunting coyotes now for the last 3 yrs.(I'M ADDICTED) I have a cabin in north central PA. and that's where i do most of my calling.Now here's the frustrating part,i have called a few in,but have not bagged one yet.But no way am i giving up,i love calling.

Well i look forward to learning new things from all the great yote hunters on this board and hopefully i'll bag one of them damn elusive PA.yotes this year. If not, i think i'll have to take a trip to Arizona some time.(coyote heaven)My wife's cousin lives in yuma,Arizona.So i have a place to stay and she has been bugging me to go out there any way.Good luck calling to everyone.


*Pacoyotenut* (Mike)
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/06/01 11:19 AM

Mule is that you, where have you been? E-Mail me mule we have a lot to chat about.

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Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/06/01 11:44 AM

Welcome, Pacoyotenut. Glad you decided to join in. Good luck with those ornery critters there. Coyotes have got to be the best and slickest animal out there!!!

Welcome to Predator Masters!

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Posted by: 1buba

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/06/01 01:41 PM

Been surfin the site for a week or so now and figured I better introduce myself.
I'm 37, married to the worlds best wife for 14 years and have 2 wonderful daughters, 13 and 11. They are all wonderful because they love the outdoors almost as much as I do. My oldest daughter got her first tick when she was 6 weeks old. And my wife didn't even yell! :-)
Anyway - have had some ups and downs physically. Both shoulders and both hips replaced along with several years on dialysis and 2 kidney transplants. That doesn't slow the love of the outdoors though. Living in Kalifornia, it makes it a bit more difficult, but we keep trying. Favorite guns are the TC's any and all of them. Waiting on a couple of calls from Mr. Cronk to get a real start on calling 'yotes. Anyway - y'all ever get to Sacramento, let me know, we'll BBQ or meet for coffee.
Keep your powder dry,
steve
Posted by: MULE

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/07/01 12:03 PM

Critr Gitr

I appreciate the welcome, but I'm not new here. I haven't posted in a while and I guess during that time there must have been a board crash or maintenance because now it shows me having only one post..weird.

Jason

How have you and your partner in crime Jon been?? Shoot ya e mail today.
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/07/01 10:51 PM

Mule, I sent you an e-mail back, Jon is doing good, and I think he needs to get out of El Paso for a while and take a vacation from all that has been going on. Oh yeah Jon pick up a new bird dog and she is a nice looking dog to. You should send him an e-mail we have been looking for you on the chat room but nobody around?

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Posted by: RedOneFive

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/08/01 10:37 PM

I guess I'll introduce myself right...... I am 15 and i am from Ash Grove, Missouri. I live with my grandma and her sister. I Do all the physical work on our farm. We have 15 acres. We raise meat goats. It is a lot of wrok cause we are just getting started so I'm learning as I go. I enjoy hunting of any kind. So far the Score is Coyote 1 JOey 0 (las night was my first hunt)Deer 5 joey 0(5 years running No deer )turkey 4 joey 0 (4 years runnning ,Squirrels 2 er 3 joey 50+ ,RAbbits 30+ joey 3. possum 0 joey 1, ( i was squrriel hunting when i got chased by a rabid possum. lets say i ran about 50 yards and he then got a taste of my ruger 10/22 and 25rounds of Remington HP hell I didn't provoke him either I jasut was sitting on a Log and he crawled out the end and came after me hehe... Oh and i killed a goose before also. it weighed liek 15+pounds and i had to swim into the pond to get it. Being only 15 i have had a lot of adventures and i love to try new stuff. Tomrrow is going to be my 2'nd yote hunt and i got a new call so i hope i am sucessful well now ya know about me ROF
Posted by: ryank

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/08/01 11:26 PM

Hey Mule,

Glad to see you found your way back here. Start posting so that we can all get to know you again.

Ryan

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Posted by: MO

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/09/01 07:49 PM

Names Mike.1 daughter ,2 sons.All gone but ones still in my pocket while attending Harvard Univ. Been married to the same woman for 27 years. ( shes my hunting partner) Live in the Peoples Republic of California.
Like the thrill of calling coyotes more than the Kill ( thats where my wife comes in )I dismember ground squerels with a 22-250 and 223 on coyotes, sometimes a 243.
I work Consruction,I belong to a Union which garuntees me good wages and all the Comunist propaganda I can stomach.
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/09/01 08:46 PM

RedOneFive Glad to have you on with us we need some young blood to keep us old farts going and remembering the day of fun when we were all young to do all the crazy thing that we cannot do anymore, it sounds like you score card is doing fine, keep up the good hunting.

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Posted by: WOLFER1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/14/01 05:09 PM

Hi everyone! I am 33 years old and live in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I was born and raised in the Badger State except for a short stint living in northern Illinois. I have been a telecommunications engineer for the last 11+ years. My passions are guns and hunting, specifically AR-15s and coyote hunting. I've been hunting and trapping coyotes for the last 21 years and I also hunt small game, deer and turkeys. I'm one of the lucky ones who had a dad that passed on his knowledge and passion for the outdoors.

Until I found the internet, and specifically the Predator Master Forum and AR15.com, I had no idea there were so many others out there who shared my passions! I'm glad to be here and know I will learn alot!
Posted by: high_country

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/14/01 10:21 PM

Hi eveyone;

My name's dennis I live in the nothern part of Illinois,Im 32 year's old have a wife and two boy's 13 and 10. I've worked in a factory for about 13 years. And like hunting and fishing.
When I can get out and do so.You all know a great deal in everthing i will get better at doing.But I'm coming along real well. And what good advise is something that I can alway's pass along.

Nice to meet you all!!

and good hunting....HC
Posted by: Lonnie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/14/01 10:44 PM

Hi everyone. My name is Lonnie. Love to hunt, especially with the bow, but love to call predators in the winter. Married 20 years with 4 kids. Wife doesn't hunt but tolerates it pretty well since I take some of the kids usually. I like to take new hunters and get them started with predators. They sure get excited(heck, I do too!) I called up a yote for my 2nd son and afterwards he said "dad, I was vibrating." I guess we all know the feeling....thats why we go. I been running my own auto repair shop for 13 years and usually get to hunt a lot. Try to go somewhere out of state every year. Would love to make one of the predator hunts some day. Good Hunting!
Posted by: Jeffro3006mag

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/07/01 06:15 PM

I liked how open this forum was had to write in on this one. My name Jeff I've just entered the world of varmint hunting and am looking for tips/advice on doing this. I'm a testing tech for Tulsa Oklahoma's premier tool company. Im 33 yrs old divorced/single and enjoy being outdoors.I like Thompson encores and my remington 700...I've got a savage tactical in 25.06 ordered and am just starting to get into reloading myself.

Thanx Jeff or 'fro from
my friends
Posted by: D. R. Carr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/08/01 12:45 AM

Hello to all. My name is Don Carr and I have 41yrs behind me. I am a parole officer with Arizona's Dept. of Juvenile Corrections and yes you can be sure that my work has provided me with some interesting campfire tales. I hunt all types of big/small game and must admit that predator calling is a favorite pastime. I hunt with bow, rifle, shotgun or handgun depending on the season/game being sought. Primarily hunt with my 15yr old son Eddie and/or my 17yr old son Don Jr.
Posted by: foxchasr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/01 01:13 PM

Hello my name is Ryan, I'm 27 and just started getting into calling foxes and coyotes recently. I live with my girlfriend of over 3 years. Hunting these eastern yotes is very tough, but that's why I came here to learn.
Posted by: Sparkman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/01 03:21 PM

Hi everyone,Here in New Hampshire i like to hunt coyotes ,I'm new to this forum and enjoy it.I'm 59 and have been married for 29 yrs. and have a girl 25. thank you! Sparky
Posted by: ryank

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/16/01 02:17 AM

Welcome to Predator Masters Sparkman, if you love to hunt coyote's you are in like company. That is what we live for here.

Ryan

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Posted by: Dave1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/16/01 05:19 AM

PM Forum

My name is David Ford (Dave1), am 52 years young, and have lived in middle Florida since 1959. I am a typical country boy and like my country, my flag, my heritage, stock car racing, and the pretty bikini clad baby dolls on the beach. Outdoors and hunting is my passion and I have done much since I was quite young and living in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Since moving to Florida the swamps, woods, and Atlantic Ocean have provided much game and fish opportunity for me and I have enjoyed it all. I hope to continue here until retirement then grab the flag and make a run for it to someplace less diverse and populated.

I have caught many big gators and hundreds of big mean wild boar hogs over the years but am now slowing down some. It seems that age is catching up to me and I have difficult time handling the big animals now. I do very little "catching" now a days and am content to hunt with a good rifle from a comfortable perch somewhere.

I stumbled onto your Forum recently and it has captured my attention. I have been reading through your many posts with much interest. We do have a growing population coyotes down here and many bobcats. I am trying to learn as much as I can about predator calling/hunting and your Forum is a valuable resource of information for me. I have enjoyed reading your posts and will be back for more. Dave in Central Fla.

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Posted by: jeep

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/16/01 06:36 AM

Wellcome Dave, what kind of call do you use on the beach bunnies, are mirrored glasses still good camo down there. again wellcome
Posted by: gtrapper

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/16/01 12:55 PM

I'm 25 and work for USDA, wildlife services. I'm married with a kid on the way. The only hobbies I enjoy revolve around hunting or fishing. I love to shoot and build and refinish gun stocks.
Posted by: Dave1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/17/01 05:32 AM

Jeep & Forum

Thanks for the warm welcome. I haven't figured out the best call for the beach bunnies yet but it seems that if you flash gold, cash, and/or a Rolex, attention will come soon. Mirrored glasses are a must for the casual observer but be careful of whiplash. Occasionally you will hear the mating call of a blonde, "I'm Drunnnnk", and can move in for the kill. (just kidding of course) Thanks again for the welcome. Good hunting. Dave1 in Florida

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Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/17/01 09:42 PM

Welcome aboard Foxchasr. Hopefully we can lighten the load a little for ya as far as baggin some of these eastern critters.

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Posted by: CPaluch

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/23/01 06:06 PM

Oh boy, I am a little embarrassed to tell you all that I am female - I wanted to introduce myself because I am very thankful to this site and to everyone that has posted and answered my questions. I came here because I had a coyote problem and had no clue how to hunt. I just can't believe how sincerely nice folks are on this site.

Even though I can handle firearms and love the compound bow - My husband is the actual hunter but he can't type faster than 3 words/half hour-LOL so I did the typing for us asking the hunting questions. He has never hunted yote either. My name is Claudia - the hubby is Anton - and just like Randy in Alaska, I have been 29 for the last 4 years. I have a rottweiler and several cats (2 less since the bloody coyote has appeared)-they are loved like my own kids. We also have chickens, turkeys and pheasants (not for long-yum) I like to trap shoot, target shoot and 3D shoot. Anton is brilliant with a bow. Unfortunately, here in CT - it does not seem to be too hunter friendly and we have discussed maybe buying a hunk of land further North.
Well thanks for listening and I sure hope no one minds a woman lurking around the forums....
Posted by: Randy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/23/01 06:32 PM

Hi my name is Randy I live in Athens county in Ohio.Ilove to hunt,mostly with my bow.I am very interesed in coyote hunting and look to start in soon.
Posted by: Lonny

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/23/01 06:58 PM

Claudia,Anton,and Randy welcome to the board and feel free to fire away with any questions you might have.

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Posted by: Wulfgar

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/23/01 09:25 PM

Heyaz,

I'm 33 & live in NW Houston. I'm a former U.S. Marine/Desert Storm Vet & attend U of H part time working on my B.S. in computer science. I've been a private investigator for nearly 10 years & an avid hunter all my life.

I hunt waterfowl, dove, & quail w/ a turbo charged Springer Spaniel. I also big game hunt around the country & in Canada but only started predator hunting last season. I hunt primarily in south TX.

i'm really looking forward to this season of predator hunting now that i can tap in to the wealth of experience here at PM. Glad to make ya'lls aquantence.

Wulf
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/23/01 10:06 PM

Welcome to Predator Masters CPaluch, Randy, & Wulfgar. I am glad to see so many new faces
CPaluch, don't worry we also have Crow & Raven, who are female Predator Hunters, I have not seen Crow much but Raven is around.
Don't be embarrassed Claudia you have already jump in so enjoy we are all a kind bunch of hunter here and the best of the best. Randy we can get you set up to hunt the yotes and have a good time.
Wulfgar, Yee-Haw partner we got another TEXAN on board!! We have a few member that live by you we will see if we can get you hook up with another PM TEXAN.
Welcome again everybody

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Posted by: hunter3109

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/24/01 10:14 AM

Hi! I'm 53 yrs old and I have been married for 30+ yrs. (don't how she has put up with me for long and I'm still not trained ) I work in the oil patch here in West Texas as a plant operator. I grew up in Central Texas (Lampasas) on a small farm and ranch. I called in several gray fox, bobcats, and deer when living there. Just started back into calling. Have done some calling down around Kerrville, called in a few foxes and such. Have 2 grown daughters and a granddaughter (she keeps me plenty busy). Still love to hunt and fish. I guess this is enough rambling along. Tom
Posted by: 22-250

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/25/01 10:49 AM

My name is Tom Moore. I was born in Longview, Texas, a small town in East Texas. 120 miles east of Dallas and 50 west of Sheveport, La. Started hunting when I was four. Have hunted coyotes for about two years.

The navy got me to San Diego and the peoples republic of California when I was 23. I flew F-4 Phantoms for the Navy. Nas Miramar and the Uss Ranger was the two active duty stations.

My favorite rifle is 22-250. Savage 24F is my predator rifle.
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/25/01 12:32 PM

Welcome to Predator Masters 22/250
glade you found us. join on in.

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Posted by: Bopeye

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/26/01 12:17 AM

Well I might as well introduce myself as well. My name is James Holbrook, I have been married for five years now and have a 3 year old daughter and a son on the way. My son will be here Aug. 30th. My favorite hobby is my family, but am trying to learn how to hunt coyotes. I'm originally from Nebraska, but have been living in Tennessee for quite awhile now.
I've been deer hunting on and off for several years now and finally killed my first one last year. A 14 point, 200 pounder. I know, I know, out west it would be called a 7x7. Hope it doesn't take me as long to figure out how to hunt coyotes as it has for me to hunt deer. I don't think I have enough good years left in me to use up that much time. LOL. Oh by the way I'm 32 and am heading back to Nebraska this winter to hunt some ringnecks.
I definately enjoy reading the posts here. I visit several sites and this place has got to be the most informative. May God bless all of you.

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Posted by: NASA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/27/01 10:08 AM

Howdy, 22-250. You're just down the I-15 from me. Welcome to Predator Masters.
Posted by: NASA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/27/01 01:49 PM

Opps, and a big howdy to Bopeye, too!
Posted by: furfrinder

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/03/01 11:11 AM

Well my name is Bill Gilbert,I've been married to the same lovely wife for 21 years . I have 2 great daugters that are the love of my life. One of them is 21 and the other just turned 14.
I live in Brookville In. on the largest lake in the state.
I love to read the bible and doing church activites,Also as a family we all love the out doors ,hunting,fishing, and even trapping. my youngest girl is one heck of a shot with her bow, not to mention a gun.
While my wife does like to hunt deer & dove she dosent run my trapline with me very often, But my youngest, Anna loves it all. She helps keep me going.
My oldest girl's name is Angela she lives on her own now and plans to be married in Dec. they had her shower yesterday in fact. so she dosent do alot of this stuff with us any more, Even when she did live at home she neve did any hunting or trapping other than when she was little and had to go with me on my line because her mom was at work. I never tryed to force my lifestyle on them though when Anna showed intrest in the hunting and trapping and stuff you can bet I was right there to show her everything I knew, It tickled me to death to have me alittle trapping buddy being my daughter makes it so very special. We never had us a Son , but I wouldent trade my girls off for 20 boys, God really blessed us.
Any way I've trapped every since I was 7 or 8. started out on rats and got lucky and took afew mink, then in my teens i started fox trapping we dident have yotes back then.
Then I moved to Texas for a few years and thats when I first started to trap and call the yotes, An I've been doing it every since.
While my Dad taught me how to hunt & fish it was an Uncle of mine that showed me how to trap and call.
Well that is about the sum of it in nut Shell.
Bill Glbert
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/10/01 06:55 AM

Seen a lot of new names/faces of late, so I thought I would bring this back up to the top. It's long, but it might give everyone a "new" chance to meet and greet. It was informative the last time it was up.

So newbies - let us know the real you!
Posted by: boatman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/10/01 04:21 PM

Well heck I'll step up to the plate.

Great thread, how did this ever get archived?

Not exactly new here, but have never really introduced myself.
My name is Pat, am 30, married 10 years, have a 9 year old boy, and a girl on the way in March. I work for MUSCO sports lighting in Oskaloosa IA, same town I live in.
My main hobby, and a side income, is buying/fixing/selling outboard motors.

I like to hunt about everything, main favorites are coyotes and deer in that order. I shoot a bow as much as I can, 3D shoot, bowfish all summer about every week, even entered a bowfishing tournament last year. My boy shot his first fish last summer. Now he is hooked.

Other hobbies are playing paintball, fishing for crappies, drinking a few beers, spend time on the computer, handloading, and pretty much for the most part, having a good time. Only live once.

Thanks for a great websight, keep up the good work. Lots of very valuable info here.

Thanks,
Pat

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Posted by: Ozark Charlie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/10/01 05:40 PM

My name is Charlie Smith (even thought that sounds pretty phony). AT 54, I still get asked for ID when I check into a motel! Born and raised in Arkansas delt and migrated to the western border of AR in 1976. Married 27 years with 3 kids and 3 grandkids. Dad was a golf pro and claimed I wasn't his kid because I wanted to hunt and fish instead of play golf. (But Mom said I was).
I've been in or on the fringes of law enforcement since 1969 and that is the year I got started calling fox with a Burnham Brothers mouth call and later a Burnham Brothers record player. (45 rmp records and a ton of batteries). For about 15 years I wrote articles for some of the major hunting and shooting magazines, which proves that you don't have to know very much to be writer. Got side tracked hunting deer and turkey for years, but awhile back I found this board--neatest site on the web, and I have come back to my first love, predator calling. I'm having to learn all over again. Hunt mostly the Ozark Mountains with a shotgun because of our silly game and fish regs. When I get to hunt private land, I use a 22/250. I am wanting to do some calling out west in AZ or TX. It would be nice to see more than 50 yards.
Thanks for having such a great and generally positive hunting site.
Ozark Charlie
Posted by: animalloverbutalsohunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/10/01 06:10 PM

SOME OF YA'LL KNOW ME, IM 15 FROM VA..I LIKE TO GO HUNTING IN THE WINTER AND FISH IN THE SUMMER... WE OWN ABOUT 600 ACRES AND HAVE 5 PONDS. WE HAVE A 4 1/ MILE CREEK BEHIND OUR HOUSE WHICH I WALK ALMOST EVERYDAY! I LOVE REPTILES AND ALL MY LIFE I HAVE EITHER WANTED TO BE A HERPETOLOGIST OR A POLICE OFFICER OR A SNIPER. NO I REALLY WANNA FOCUS ON POLICE WORK AND MAYBE BE A SNIPER WHEN NEEDED! I NOT AFRAID T SHOOT A PERSON IF IT ABSOLUTELY NECCESARY! ESPECIALLY IF THEY R BREAKING INTO MY HOUSE! I ALMOST ALWAY CARRY A .22 PISTOL IN MY POCKET ESPECIALLY WHEN HOME ALONE! I HAVE THE MAGAZINE IN, BUT NO BULLET IN CHAMBER AND SAFETY ON! AINT NO ONE BREAKING INTO MY HOUSE WHEN IM HERE WITHOUT GETTING SHOT! IF I HAVE TO THEN I WILL! SO THATS ABOUT AL I GOTTA SAY!

BYES!
ANDREW H.

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Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/10/01 07:38 PM

Welcome to the board gentlemen

Ozark Charlie...did I read that right? A record player game caller? MAnnnnnnn I am sooooooooo young

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Posted by: Hornetfan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/10/01 09:41 PM

My name is Jeff Zimmerman. I live in Globe, AZ. I am a helicopter technician for an aeromedical helicopter company. I am a single father raising 2 boys. Brock 5, and Mike who is 10. We enjoy hunting, fishing, shooting,reloading, exploring the desert and kayaking. More than anything I ejoy spending time with my boys. I am a native Montanan. Just turned 39 in Sept. Been hunting and trapping coyotes since I was 11 years old. I have worked ADC with helicopters on and off since 1985. Just can't seem to get away from these damn coyotes........Just bought Brock a Davey Crickett .22 for Christmas. Not sure who is going to be more excited about shooting the darn thing.....me or him? Got a chance to meet some really great folks here at the Predator Masters hunt. I look forward to seeing the guys I met this year and meeting a bunch more of you guys, next year. Until then, Take Care,
Jeff
Posted by: mallardman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/01 02:22 AM

My name is Brad Puryear, I am 33 and have 2 boys who love to hunt and fish and a wife that I have to borrow tackle from...lol. I got into predator hunting about 8 years ago when a friend (Garry) commented on how he used to call foxes to his truck and shoot them back in Tenn.Being skeptical proved to be addictive! Then Garry mentioned trapping to me and again the challenge was on, now I do nuisance trapping in my hometown. Finally Garry convinced me to go duck hunting after years of badgering me.....I hate Garry! It has been the most addictive form of hunting so far, I guess predator hunting and duck hunting go hand in hand though....hunt one species so you have more of the other to hunt
Posted by: Ozark Charlie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/01 04:44 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by River Runner:
Welcome to the board gentlemen

Ozark Charlie...did I read that right? A record player game caller? MAnnnnnnn I am sooooooooo young

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Yep. It weighted about 10 pounds. Used 12,
that's 12 D cell batteries. You played the little 45 RPM records, and they played only about 5 or 6 minutes, and then you had to gently raise the arm and restart it, and if you were not carefull, it would slip and make a loud screeching noise.
But, it did work. The day I bought it, I was living in Memphis. I took it out to Shelby Forest and called 2 grey fox at one time. THey walked right down the middle of the road and looked at my green VW like "what is this thing." My wife (#1) and I were both impressed, and I was hooked. That was in 1967. What can I say. The state police captain I had coffee with yesterday in Fort Smith reminded me that we had been policemen for years before many of his young troopers were born. Old but steady.

Hunt hard and watch your back!

Ozark Charlie
Posted by: Askel

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/01 04:58 AM

I'm 44 years old. Been married for 22 years to a beautiful gal who puts up with alot of my hobbies. I have a 20 year old daughter that is currently a junior in college. Can't say how proud I am of that girl!!! I have been working for Illnois Amer. Water Co. for the past 24 yrs. As a foreman the past 12yrs.
The wife and I are currently in the process of buying 20 acres in the U.P. of Michigan where my family comes from. It'll be where we retire. Great hunting too!
I used to coyote hunt for years when younger then went on a 15 year hiatus as I became a reenactor in the WWII Historical Reenactment Society for 15 years. This was a very gratifying time as we got to do many different things for our Greatest Generation. Parades, Monument Dedications, Reenactments, Static Displays, visiting Vet. Hosp. etc.
Last year I started back to coyote hunting although with very limited success as there is a ton of rust on this boy.
One more thing. I'm a rabid Packer fan and a Life member of the NRA.

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Posted by: Randy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/01 03:52 PM

Hi my name is Randy.I live in Meigs county in Ohio. I have been married for 10 years to my wounderful wife Jennifer. I own a lawn care biz. I love to hunt all the critters but I love turkey the most. I have never hunted coyote before but I plan to start here realy soon.I live on a farm of 100 acrs or so. Lots of tracks here. The season is allways open here so I can hunt them after I get my deer for the year & before turkey season.
Posted by: varmintslayer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/01 04:43 PM

Hi my name is Troy I live in the Ft.Smith AR area,right now im a mechanic wanting to change job careers even know I make good money here, I am 30 married 4 years and have my best friend my 3 year old son. I have been fox and coyote hunting since 10 years old with my brother growing up in northeast MO, and like ozark Charlie said I would like to go calling out west some where also...
Posted by: RiverMan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/12/01 05:24 AM

OK,my name is David MacLeod,im 33 will be married 9 years in feb. two great kids a girl 9, my hunting buddy is 7, and he can pick out a grouse at 100 yrds, and he loves too play reteriver. started coyote hunting two years ago and love it. I work as a custodian at r local high school. Any one here in Maine that wants to do some night hunting contact me id love to go. a local game warden said if he gets any road kill deer he'd hook me up with some bait again this year. e-mail me at dmacleod@ime.net />
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Posted by: purdygood

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/12/01 09:53 AM

Well,
I have been a member here for a short time.I don't even rember how I found this site but I am so glad I did.
Anyway my name is Raymond England( I go by Ray).I'm 39 yrs old I ahve been married to my wonderful wife for the past 7 years.We have 4 children.3 boys ,18,7,and5 and one darling little 2 year old girl.The oldest boy was a wedding gift from me to her.We live in Lubbock,Tx.I am origonaly from Oklahoma.I drive a truck.Until recently I have never called coyotes.I got hooked and now That is about all I can think of.

I have learned lots from this site and hope to learn more.Thanks.

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"If they run they will only die tired"
Posted by: purdygood

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/12/01 09:59 AM

Well,
I have been a member here for a short time.I don't even rember how I found this site but I am so glad I did.
Anyway my name is Raymond England( I go by Ray).I'm 39 yrs old I ahve been married to my wonderful wife for the past 7 years.We have 4 children.3 boys ,18,7,and5 and one darling little 2 year old girl.The oldest boy was a wedding gift from me to her.We live in Lubbock,Tx.I am origonaly from Oklahoma.I drive a truck.Until recently I have never called coyotes.I got hooked and now That is about all I can think of.

I have learned lots from this site and hope to learn more.Thanks.

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"Any bad day huntin' is bettern any good day workin'"

"If they run they will only die tired"
Posted by: James Lindley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/12/01 01:56 PM

Well here goes. I will be 40 (Did I say that?) next month. 2 boys, one 20 and the other 16. Been married for 20 years and love it as much as I love to hunt coyotes. Obviously I am from the great nation of Texas. YEEEHHAAAAAAAAAA . Just kidding guys. Love this site!!!! James L.
Posted by: Glenn

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/12/01 03:46 PM

My name is Glenn Newell, I am 48 years old and I come from Australia.
I have done some rifle hunting but when I found bowhunting I have never been able to pick up a rifle since. I have been bowhunting for almost 30 years now.
I am a carpenter-joiner by trade and I have my own business building houses. Since 1993 I have been building bows and of late the bows are becoming my full time business. I have a web site you can view it on WWW.geocities.com/southarchery
In the new year I will be updating the site with my new bows and more how to articles.
I have mainly concentrated on hunting pigs over the years but after seeing this site I will be pursuing the predators a lot more.
There are large populations of dingoes and wild dogs and fair numbers of red fox as well where I live.
Posted by: Mudhen

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/12/01 08:21 PM

HI. My name is Kevin or Mudhen whichever you prefer, (got lots of other names too but they're not appropriate for here.) Just signed up on the board and thought I'd introduce myself. I think I'm 43, don't know for sure cause it keeps changing every year. Been married now for, the wife says, 21 years. I have 4 kids 2 G and 2 B. Interests include too many horses, ham radio, and hunting fishing etc. I started hunting before I can remember and calling varmints about 30 years ago. Been the most active calling though the last 10 or 12 years since my boys started shooting geese and varmints because that's their favorite hunting also. I started reloading at about 11 years old when my Dad started making me buy my own ammunition. I grew up here in Idaho. Am a machinist by trade but work as an environmental technician to keep the bill collectors away. I started reading here a few weeks ago when I was cruising the web and found it quite interesting.
Posted by: Oregon Fishing Guide

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/14/01 11:40 AM

Hey Everyone, I am married to a great country girl from Montana. We got married 3 years ago Feb. 14th. She was a single mom of two girls and I was a single dad of two girls and two boys. We have a great family and we love family. I am a fishing guide here in Oregon. Fishing mostly on the Columbia River but also do some fishing in the tributaries. My wife is a school teacher.Our family loves hunting and fishing. I was recently told about this site becausewe were talking about electronic callers. We are looking to buy one and this friend said this was the place to go. I think he was right. Merry Christmas to you all and I hope we become hunting friends. Jon and Stacy
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/15/01 01:53 PM

Welcome to the board gentlemen. Happy to have ya's. Our membership seems to be taking a steep climb lately. Must be the home cookin
Hope you enjoy the board as much as the rest of us have.
Again, welcome.

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Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/16/01 07:42 PM

Hello from the great white north.I used to be called the Redneck Frenchman but "Yes Dear" said it was too cumbersome so she calls me Redfrog."Yes Dear" is my wife. I call her "Yes Dear" for 2 reasons. Firstly, a man never wins an argument with his wife and secondly if I respond with "Yes Dear" to every thing she says I'll have the right answer some of the time. She says she never had a sense of humor until she married one. We have 3 great kids from 13 to 21.The youngest is a boy who shares my outdoor pursuits. I lived in British Columbia for 30 years. I have hunted every big game animal available there except caribou.Last winter we moved to south central Alberta. I have a brother who has lived here for several years and I have hunted this area for birds and deer every year.I have labrador retrievers and field trialed for about 4 years. The region we live in is called Special Areas. It is sparsely populated, About 5 million acres with a population of 10,000 people, including the towns. The area is made up mostly of ranchers whose families have been here for 4 or 5 generations.We started a birdhunting outfitting service this fall. It's doing great. Lots of birds, both migratory and upland. The deer population is impressive, as well as antelope and even moose. The move here was a no brainer for a hunter/fisherman. Sorry no golf. Since this is a predator website I should mention that the coyote population is a real problem here for ranchers.I talked to a rancher today when I was icefishing and he has shot 9 in the last 2 weeks. He wasn,t hunting, he was checking livestock. Some fox in the area as well. The Alberta gov,t just passed a law banning the use of dogs for coyote hunting. The ranchers are sure choked, not to mention the guys who have kept greyhounds for years, but that's something I'll post on another forum.I think this website is just what I've been looking for.I've just started hunting predators seriously and I'm already hooked. With all the juice on this this site I may even learn something before I'm too old. I was concerned because the coyotes around here are usually running but now I've learned they will only die tired.I would like to share a lesson from the great white north. Don't eat the yellow snow. Redfrog
Posted by: skinner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/19/01 05:21 PM

Well I guess I will start with my name Buck Palsgrove I live in Henderson Nevada I am 45 yrs old married to a wonderful lady for 25 yrs I have three children 23yrs boy 22yrs boy 16yrs girl, I come from a family that enjoys the outdoors, My father started all his boys hunting when we could walk. Its nice because we have built in hunting partners with brothers sons daughter we never have to look very far to find someone to go hunting with I do most of my Varmint hunting over the line in Utah I have a small place that is loaded with coyotes foxes and crows. I am glad I found this site from what I have seen there appears to be people that truly want to help others and have a good time doing it so again I say thank you and thanks Varmint Al for telling me about this site


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Posted by: jeep

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/20/01 05:05 AM

Welcome to all the new people, join in,learn and have fun, and remember its not so much that you get a animal, but that your in the outdoors enjoying life.
Posted by: boldasabear

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/20/01 06:16 PM

Greetings & Salutations! My name is Arman and I live in the Peoples Republik of Portland, Oregon (this town/state is getting far too liberal for me) in the wet Pacific Northwest. My middle name is "Bernard" which means "bold as a bear".

Married 21 years,I have an adventurous wife who loves to travel with me. She would rather cook game than kill it but she has been known to go after raccoons in the yard with a pitchfork and is one heck of a gopher getter.

We enjoy hunting and fishing and were an avid archer for years. Some of my best hunting memories are from when I lived in Tucson Arizona for 4 years when I was single. You desert rats have it made!

Running my own business ( www.emeraldseedandsupply ) has competed with my hunting but I have been blowing calls for years and enjoy calling up city yotes in the greenspaces we have here. Recently I decided that I would ease back into the hunting scene, found this website and hope I can link up with some like minded individuals.

I sell equipment in OR,WA,AK,ID and MT so maybe we can cross paths and call up some song dogs.
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/30/01 09:35 AM

Bringing this back to the top for all our new members which are filing in by the wagon load
Welcome aboard folks.


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Posted by: Doc

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/01/02 08:19 AM

Well, here goes.
I am 53, married, 3 kids, and I work to much.
Got the handle Doc years ago as a medic in Nam. Did the desert storm and it hung on there too. I work in a hospital,run medical imaging department(x-ray,etc.) I used to hunt quite a bit but just burned out on deer hunting. A friend took me night hunting one time and we called up a fox. It was the coolest thing I ever did hunting. I shot a couple of wild dogs in the woods while deer hunting. Unbelievable how they can run down a deer. I want to learn how to call and get in on the action of dog hunting. We have a lot of coyotes here in Tennessee. I live in rural town some 70 miles west of nashville and we have lots of hills and hollers and farm land to hunt around. Right now I am reading a lot on the board and trying to learn some of the lingo and tricks you guys are sharing. I love to just sit back and read all the stuff going on. This is a great site.
I hope to start getting out and calling in the near future. I have a young son at home that needs to learn the lessons that can be taught by doing this sport. Best wishes to all
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/01/02 11:35 AM

You've come to the right place then, Doc
Lots of friendly, helpfull folks on board.

Thanks for sharing a little background us.

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Posted by: Yote' caller

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/01/02 11:56 AM

Hey everybody!
I'm fairly new to the site; figured that I should tell a little 'bout myself.
My name is Gene, live in NW ND. If I'm not at work or with my 2yr old son Tyler- then I'm out calling coyotes, shooting prairie dogs, deer, or ice fishing. I'm 26 years old. I shoot a 112BV Savage in .223, a 116 LS in 300 Win Mag and a 700 VS in 220
Swift. I love the site- lots of information to learn- and hopefully I can help others with any questions. Always looking for more reloading tips- I've been loading for 15 years.
Talk to you all soon!
Yote' caller
Posted by: Locohead

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/01/02 03:20 PM

I see this post has about 190 or so responses. I read in Peterson's mag last week that AzWill passed away. He is the original author of this post I see. I am too new to this sight to have known him but my condolences to his family and friends. He seems to have been a bit of a predator hunter's hero.
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/01/02 05:07 PM

Welcome to the board, Yote' caller, and Locohead.

Azwill, was the man that was behind it all. He meant a lot to everyone on the board. Our mentor.
He was the founder of our home here.

Thanks for dropping in

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Posted by: snoman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/01/02 05:52 PM

Like everbody else, I'm new to this board. I'm really impressed with everybody's knowledge and expertise on coyote calling. I like to think I know a little bit, but sometimes I wonder.
My name is Neil Peddicord, 58 years old. I live in far western Nevada. I have been seriously calling coyotes for 23 years.

After readeng the expreiences of some the more experienced callers, I don't know if what I'm about to write will be considered bragging or an out-and-out tall tale. However, everything is fact.

My dad and I have been granted permission to hunt an entire valley in northern Nevada. This started in 1978. Our first year was a total disaster. Pelts were $100 and we couldn't get anything. I think we got about 18 yotes that year. In 1983 we hunted 10 days in that valley and shot 64. Twice we shot 10 in one day. My dad and his partner ended up with 135 that year. Parvo wipped out the pups for the next 3 to 4 years. In 1994 we stayed in the valley for 5 weeks and skinned 119 coyotes. I shot 78 out of 84 shots with my .22-250. Used 38 gr. of 4350 pushing a 53 gr. hp.

Since then the dogs have been in decline and the last three years, one week each year, I've gotten less than 20.

I don't think it's me, but one never knows. I keep reading and trying new things. I use a JS PC-3 hand caller(the open reed doesn't seem to freeze up nearly as bad as a closed reed). Also, I use a JS e-caller with a lot of different tapes.

Anyway that's my bragging story and I'm glad I found this forum.

Snoman
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/01/02 07:07 PM

Were glad you found the site too, Snoman
I for one, enjoy seeing folks with a history like yours, joining the site. Sounds like you have quite the number of Coyotes under your belt.
There's a lot of friendly folks on board here, welcome and enjoy yourself.

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Posted by: Machias

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/02/02 12:05 PM

Howdy all, I just retired from the Air Force after 20 years as a cop. Currently working as a security officer in a large hospital, but will be starting my own business in the March doing Nusiance Wildlife Control. I have been trapping, bowhunting and calling fox and yotes since I was 14 in Missouri. Fell in love with the mountains here in the west and decided to stay up here. Probably going to move to Idaho as the Anti's are way to powerful here in WA. Too bad it's a very nice state. Married 16 years with 4 kids, three boys and a girl. Great site and I look forward to chattin and meetin you folks. Fred
Posted by: chasincoyotes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/02/02 06:47 PM

Hi all.
I'm 36 years old, married, unmarried, married, two kids. I guess I've been after coyotes for about 23 or 24 years now. I started out trapping them, then got into calling after reading an article in "The Trapper" (before it became "The Trapper and Predator Caller") about Ed Sceery. I suppose that was around 1980. Just can't get enough of it. I spend most of my web time on the trapping websites, as that is how I take most of my yotes. Like Wiley E.(hi wiley), I am involved in the beef industry. That takes most of my time. I work for Iowa State University taking care of a research farm with 400 cows. No time to fish anymore, so my playtime is in the fall and winter after the calves are weaned and the cows are worked.
Glad to be a part of this site. I am sure I will learn something, and hope I can help someone out sometime.
Posted by: Texas Hunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/02/02 08:28 PM

Well I'm 30 years old and I have been married five years to a great woman who puts up with my hunting lifestyle. I hunt probably ten months out of the year. I have just recently got in to coyote hunting, most of my hunting has been for Deer and hogs. I have started trapping with some success, but have yet to call in my first yote. Hope this year will be better. I have already learned alot about it from listening to some of the guys on here. So much more to learn though. My son is four years old and in to hunting as much as his dad so it will all start over again with him. Good luck to everyone this year in all things.
Darrell
Posted by: Montana_yote62

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/03/02 02:54 PM

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM..
oh ya im 13 from morth eastern montana been deer hunting with dad since i was 4.Have 2 yotes and 1 fox under my belt (shot during deer season) Have kill 1 whiotetail doe and 2 whitetail bucks shat a 4 year old cow elk this year at fortpeck res. love to fish hunt trap and pick agates.weapon of choice for biggame wwould be my .280 rem with 140 grain barnes bullets (actually very fur friendly) and for predators would be a 222 with 55 grain noslers.
Posted by: Rob Meyers

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/03/02 04:08 PM

Howdy Montana-Yote62!

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Posted by: animalloverbutalsohunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/04/02 08:01 AM

Howdy Montana.....

Email me.. my email is at the bottom!

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Posted by: Shadow of Indian

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/04/02 09:56 AM

Well my name is Jon Porter. I'm 18 bout 19 and go to school at South Dakota State University. I'm originally from mid Nebraska. I hunt constantly and trap nonstop during the seasons. I've gotten myself into predator control for ranchers and farmers. I'm taking up long-range riflery this summer. I have a beautiful girlfriend who has just started into shotgun shooting. I'm what most people think of as a river rat or such. I try not to look it. My name comes from a nickname that I picked up for a while in high school. I went hunting with some guys a couple of times and I was known as the shadow of an indian because of my ability to get close, real close to about anything I wanted to. It came from my ability to stalk deer with my recurve bow. So yeah that's me in a nutshell. I'm always open to travel and hunt anywhere I can. I always like to take other people out and show them the thrills of the outdoors.
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/04/02 09:07 PM

At this rate we're going to have members from every corner of the globe

A very sincere welcome folks!

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Posted by: Cal Sibley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/05/02 12:26 AM

Hello,
My name is Cal. I'm 65, a retired Computer Procedures Analyst. I'm an American who has lived in Canada for 29 years. I came up to visit, liked it here and never got around to going back. I live 18 miles west of Montreal. I no longer hunt due to diabetes, but shoot more than ever at a range in Ottawa. The love of my life is Franklin, my 2 year old Giant Schnauzer. My hobbies are reloading, fishing, classical music and English Literature.

Best wishes from God's frozen people.
Cal
Posted by: Critr Gitr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/05/02 03:29 AM

Welcome, Cal. I guess this board is as close to hunting as you can get, without actually going out!

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Posted by: ms7mm

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/05/02 03:34 AM

Just another new guy saying hello
Im from Southern Idaho Nice to meet all of you. I hope to learn alot from everyone here

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Posted by: TNT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/05/02 06:59 PM

I guess I should belly up to the bar. My name is Tim Moore. I'm 37 and I started calling and trapping coyotes about 25 or 26 yrs ago with my oldest brother. Been married 13 yrs. and have a 10yr. old son who is with me on every stand. I also have a 5yr. old daughter who is about to start going also. Took a 6yr. leave from callin do to a job I had but got priorities strait and now am home every night. A good friend got me back at it 4yrs ago and I have never looked back. Find myself remembering things I should do and should'nt still, but then a man never stops learnin or should'nt. Got two good callin partners my son and DesertRam and pretty soon my daughter. Poor DR. Anyway thats me in a nut shell. Have said more on this post than I have at work for the last 2 yrs. I now work for NASA and am a devoted family man and hunter.
TNT
Posted by: RUGER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/06/02 06:20 AM

Well, I am 34 years old, I am married, and have one 5 year old son.
I used to coyote hunt alot, but haven't done much of it for a few years. Me and my old yote buddy are getting back into it now.
I love to shoot pretty much any kind of gun and I "try" to hunt basically anything.
I "live" on www.tndeer.com but I am glad I found ya'll.
Look forward to picking ya'lls brains.
Posted by: Bopeye

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/06/02 05:55 PM

Live on www.tndeer.com That's a fact.
Anyone that likes to deer hunt, that's the place to be.

James

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the glory.|Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself|Bopeye|Bopeye|Sun Jan 6 15:45:00 2002|12.13.137.48|0|0|0|0 0016000011000208|0016000011000000|16|2970|Hi,everyone. My name is TJ and I'm 12. Some of you know my Dad as NASA. Is anyone else out there my age? I like to hunt, shoot, bmx, sk8board, shoot bow-n-arrow, you know, all the kid stuff.

I'd like to say hi to Critr, Michael, Wiley, Lochi, Onefoot, Kevin(thanks for the loan of the 22hornet), Leonard, Jason, Dogboy, Big Jerk, Encore, Tack, Hornetfan, Rita and all the others I cant remember.|Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself|TJ|TJ|Sun Jan 6 17:44:00 2002|152.163.205.52|0|0|0|0 0016000011000209|0016000011000000|16|2979|My name is Craig Steele. I am a 21 yr. old firefighter and am blessed with an understanding wife. I have no kids(too young). I have lived in North West, Arizona all of my life. My cousin Craig Hamilton told me about the site, so I decided to check it out.
I am a competitive and athletic person in all sports but I don't consider hunting to be a sport. It is a way of life that I have come to know through my one true grandfather, my dad and my uncle. I love to call predators but I truly enjoy bowhunting and especially for the monster bulls of AZ. Don't get me wrong I love shootin a coyote with the old 22-250 or the old 20 gauge but there is something about bowhunting you just have to do it to belive it. And calling the animals in just makes it that much better.
I have filmed numerous of my hunting encounters and have got some awesome footage on video. I the next couple of years I plan on starting a production company called Bugle Em' In Productions". I also am going to start guiding with some help of a couple close hunting partners for Elk, bighorn, and coyotes. So, keep an eye out for the videos.


Good luck,
Craig
Posted by: Cast-N-Blast

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/06/02 10:21 PM

I posted an introduction last week. But I think I'll take some out and add some to it and then stick it here with everyone else.
I grew up Hunting and Fishing in the desert Southwest (Las Cruces,NM)I started Calling and Trapping when I was 10years old with my Dad. And running my own line and stands when I was 14.Made alot of good pay during the 1970s "Golden Years" putting up fur.Things have changed.
I'm 45 years old and a single self supporting father of a 15 year old girl(young lady). I've been married twice, widower before I was 21. And married again when I was 29. Divorced when my daughter was 4 years old and its just been the two of us ever since.
Man, why did I get on that????
Hunting,Fishing,Trapping & Gold Prospecting are in my blood. Its what I am.
I have got to talk to alot of you over the last couple of weeks and look forward to our planned hunts here in the near future.
Predator calling is ......I'm looking for the words...Predator calling is.......I'm looking for a complete and Total description.........Predator Calling is...........ALOT OF FUN!!!!!!!!!

Well there I go again acting like I know what I'm talking about.
I like to Gab just as much as anyone I guess. (thats what this site is for, right?)
I'm always up for conversation and ALWAYS willing to learn something new.
Introduce yourselves and say , Hey.
Brothers in the Wild
Posted by: dogsgone

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 05:38 AM

Hi,I am 41 have 3 kids, one girl and 2 boys of which share my passion for the outdoors.The only big game I hunt I do it Archery style. I love calling yotes and have an extreme passion for prarie dogs.I have only been reloading for about 10 years (rifle) but I am getting a pretty good collection of varmint rifles. A friend of mine got me started into reloading and P.D. hunting. ( I will post pics some time) We shoot off benches and shoot dogs from 0 to 500 yards. He has killed a bunch over 500 but he shoots almost year round. Also I might ad my wife of 21 years allows my pursuit of this passion for the most part.Good hunting to you all. Dogsgone
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 07:43 AM

Welcome aboard fellas! Sounds like you all have a lot of valuable information to add here. Glad to have you.
Posted by: talon

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 01:10 PM

Hi everyone, my name is Robert Sabin. I've been working to get my first coyote for three years, but didn't get serious about it this year. I work on hunting anything I can but have only had luck with rabbits, P-dogs and coyotes, in that order. fishing is my other passion can't seem to get enough of the outdoors.
My current wife(2nd) of three years is pretty understanding except she thinks that I already have to many guns, I only have 20 someodd. Oh ya I'm 28 and was born and raised in utah. I'm trying to talk my wife into moving to Arizona or Texas, but she was raised in Oregan and wants a beach. What's wrong with deserts and snow? I've learned alot on here and I'm sure that I will alot more. Thanks for the help that everybody has given me!
Posted by: renegade

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 01:42 PM

well I guess I will introduce myself, my name is Alan Layton, married for 18 yrs. 2 kids boy 17, girl 13 going on 23. I live in Twin Falls, Id that's south central ID. I am a full time technician for the ID Army National Guards working on M1 tank and M2 Bradley, on the part time side I am a calvary scout one of the nasty boy who go find the enemy and cause chaos and confusion, that's the fun part of my job. I have been hunting since I was 12 been hunting coyotes since 18 off and on. Just started calling last year no luck so far I've had them answer but not come in so I'm still trying. love this sight it's given me lots of new ideas to try. thanks
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 05:52 PM

Canada!
Idaho!
New Mexico!
Tennessee!
California!
Arizona!
Colorado!
Utah!

Welcome to the site folks, from America's Dairy Land

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Posted by: NASA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 05:57 PM

RR, any idea what the mbrshp is up to now?
Posted by: Rayl

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 06:47 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by AzWill:
Please take the time to post a little about yourself.

Pretty please....?

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Posted by: Bob/SoCal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 06:52 PM

That would be...2036 Nasa
Posted by: Rayl

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 07:19 PM

My name is Ray, I'm 59 years young. Married 33 yrs., 5 children. I'm a GM parts salesman. I travel Utah (my home state), Idaho and NV.
I like to fish and I had given up hunting until last April 2001. My family and I were camping and fishing on Lake Powell in the south part of the state with our grand children and our new Jack Russell Terrier. On the third day in the late afternoon a coyote charged into camp and grabbed the 4 mo. old dog, shook it to death, ran off with it and I presumed ate it, all $600 dollars worth.

I grabbed a pistol and gave chase. I went back to camp, got some water and a flash light and spent the night tracking it. To no avail. The coyote traumatized the grand kids, who spent the night in the boats. But it got me back into hunting.

I had to buy the pups sister so it cost me another $600. The money was not important, but we loved the dog as anyone with a JRT can attest to. I have also found that I love coyote hunting! And the new JRT is doing well.
Posted by: Shmee

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 07:22 PM

Hi my name is J.D. and I am from the Beggs, Oklahoma area. I am in maintenance for a local school system. I am 33years old and married to a wonderful woman for the last ten years. God has also blessed me with a daughter and son! They are great kids!

I mostly bow hunt for deer and fish. Have just recently taken up predator hunting. Have not had any success yet, but have enjoyed trying so far. I do very much appreciate all the info available on this site. It is tremendously helpful to a rookie. So please keep it coming!!

Looking forward to further discussion
with some of you.

Sincerely, J.D.
Posted by: Bopeye

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/07/02 07:37 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by renegade:
well I guess I will introduce myself, my name is Alan Layton, married for 18 yrs. 2 kids boy 17, girl 13 going on 23. I live in Twin Falls, Id that's south central ID. I am a full time technician for the ID Army National Guards working on M1 tank and M2 Bradley, on the part time side I am a calvary scout one of the nasty boy who go find the enemy and cause chaos and confusion, that's the fun part of my job. I have been hunting since I was 12 been hunting coyotes since 18 off and on. Just started calling last year no luck so far I've had them answer but not come in so I'm still trying. love this sight it's given me lots of new ideas to try. thanks [/QUOTE]

What about that. I was a 19Delta Recon Cavalry Scout myself for eight years. That's some fun stuff. Sometimes I wish I was still in, but then I get to thinking about latrine duty, KP, fireguard, and all that fun stuff and have second thoughts. Go armor!

James D. Holbrook

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Posted by: Bopeye

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/22/02 07:59 PM

Time to bring this back to the top, so some of the new folks can post about themselves.

James D. Holbrook

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Posted by: Chigger

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/23/02 07:42 AM

Check out page 7

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Posted by: Merle

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/23/02 12:16 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dary:
I've hunted all my life and trapped when I was a kid. I'm 43 and I been a Deputy Sheriff for 23 years now. Right now I'm working on trying to fill my cougar tag and getting ready for a spring bear hunt. I also hunt coyotes and other varmints. Nice thing about my wife is she is also my hunting partner.
Now Dary I've heard you say other nice things about your wife.

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Posted by: AZ Caller

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/23/02 02:50 PM

I'm new here so I thought I should introduce myself. My name's David and I'm from Tempe Arizona. My dad lives in Casa Grande and him and I go hunting down that way about every other weekend. We've just recently started calling coyotes, but haven't had much luck yet.
Glad to be here!

-David
Posted by: pasturepup

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/27/02 04:48 PM

My name is Mike Katz and I noticed another Mike Catts. I farm for a guy north of a little town called Ingalls, KS and not much to do so I thought I would take up coyote hunting. 39 yrs old, married a lady who already had 2 kids, I have one boy who is 15 months old and one who will arrive Feb. 27 or so. I really like the openess of the bb and hope nothing screws it up.
Posted by: voci-nykiel

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/28/02 10:04 PM

Greetings:


My name is James Nykiel and I live with my girlfriend Linda and our two Quaker parrots (no kids!) - we have been together for the last two years and we originally met while we both were living in Brockton Massachusetts at the time.

Spent three years in the U.S Army as an Infantryman (11B)and Mechanized Infantryman (11M) from 1984-1987 and was stationed at Ft. Hood Texas with the 1st Cav (Bravo 1/5 & Alpha 1/8).

Have worked primarily in the computer field as both a Windows NT and UNIX Systems Administrator.

I am Shooting a Remington 700 22-250 with a Leopold Vari-X III 6.5-20x40mm scope which I also reload for and my girlfriend Linda shoots a Ruger 10/22.

Love the outdoors and everything to do with it such as hunting, shooting, fly fishing, hiking, and camping.

Also looking to meet and or speak with individuals in the Redmond Oregon area who share similar interests.


Later...

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Posted by: TX50cal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/29/02 07:57 AM

The name's David. I'll be 34 in a couple of days, married for almost 13 years to a woman who doesn't hunt but likes to shoot. 8 yr old daughter into shooting now, and 2yr old son who is already a gun nut. U.S. Navy 86-99. Got on with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, then the Navy decided to recall me for 12-24months. Haven't had a chance to hunt coyotes for a few years but hopefully that will change. Anyone in the DFW area needing a partner give me a shout. Shoot a Winchester 70 Sporter Varmint in 22-250.

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Freedom is never free. Payments come due in every generation.
Posted by: Predator Ambusher

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/31/02 11:49 AM

It look's to me that I have found the place to be,A lot of good information here.
My Name Is Mike, I live in Eastern Oregon Blue Mnts, I have small Ranch in the Timber and canyon's.
I served in the US Army,They put me through College, Met my Wife, We married we have two Children, Daughter 9 Son 16.
I work as a Building Trades Journeyman in the commercial havc industry.
I spend my time Hunting/Shooting, and when im not doing that im Floating my Driftboat for Steelhead and Salmon in the Eastern Or River's and Idaho.
I look forward to all of you and you're post.
Thankyou for the great reading
Mike
Posted by: erschiessen

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/02 04:35 AM

My name is Bruce A.; and I'm from Fleetwood PA, although I grew up nearby in a little town of Oley. I'm 33... graduated HS in 86 -- I just knew that I'd waste my parents $$$ if'n I went to college; joined the USN... Got out in '92 started dating and then married the girl of my dreams in '97... Honeymooned in the Caymans, 9 mos later my 1st son was born... 3 years later our 2nd boy was born (wow! he's a year old - time flys!)... I've been hunting since I was 12, with some time off due to my military service.
ERSCHIESSEN is German for 'to shoot'... I've been blessed (depends who you ask, some may think it's a curse!) to grow up in a heavy Pennsylvania Dutch area, and in a Dutchy home, hence the Deutsch...

I am sure glad to have found this message board, I'm sort of starting out Coyote hunting, and have learned a great deal...
If I could only get my stiff-necked brother to listen to me!!!!

Thanks to everyone that has posted, you've made me a better predator hunter...


God Bless you all...
Bruce ><>
Posted by: DougPA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/02 06:59 AM

Hi all. Be lurking for a while just thought I'd introduce myself. I grew up and still live in the Pittsburgh PA area. Married 24 years to an understanding woman. She has to be understandingto put up with my addiction to hunting and fishing and the toys that go with them. I have 2 daughters 21 and 17. They aren't hunters but they can shoot X's all day. Now that they're a little older I have more free time for my addictions. I whacked a coyote the last day of PA deer season. Got me thinking I might enjoy this predator hunting. This board has already been a huge help. I'll be trying to call em in next weekend with my RS cheapy caller. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/02 03:09 PM

AZCaller
PasturePup
voci-nykiel
TX50cal
Predator Ambusher
erschiessen
DougPA

...Welcome to the site folks.
Please keep your hands and feet in at all times. Please remain seated until the topic ends. And most importantly feeding the moderators is strictly forbidden.

Welcome again ...enjoy




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~River Runner~

Champion Tannery

www.predatormasters.com
Posted by: chuckduster01

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/06/02 09:15 PM

Im new, and introduced myself awhile back, but I will add details. I am 27, enjoy the outdoors. I mostly fish, also trap and will hunt anything that I can when I can. Developing an extreme passion for the shotgun sports, as is my wife of 4 years ,(9 years together) almost high school sweets. I handload everything that my tools propel. I use a 280 remington and 12 gauge lyman slugs for deer ( live on shotgun/rifle border) a .223 remington for the stuff of interest to this fine collection of individuals, and I can't honestly tell you how many shotguns I own without looking. I also rabbit hunt/ plink with a single six ruger pistole, and an old remington model 581 bolt gun for squirrels and gophers. As for a profession, I work as a laborer on natural gas distribution and I go all over in the warm months, so my frequent posts will slack off right here shortly. 14 - 18 hours/day 6-7 days a week, but I get about a two month vacation in the winter, that is what led me here. I have only killed a few yotes, foxes but Im learning how to get em. Thanks
Posted by: texas_shooter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/08/02 05:34 PM

My name is Frank Yesterday was my first visit to the board. I am 36 years old and have an incredible wife. We have been blessed with a daughter. I call her my miracle daughter. I say that because the doctors told us that my wife had less than a 10% chance of getting pregnant. Well as soon as we "gave up" and started looking in to adoption my wife gets pregnant. I have done a lot of bird hunting as well as Deer. I have shot many prairie dogs, but have yet to get a coyote. I have only tried once. I am still learning the art of calling
Posted by: NASA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/08/02 07:26 PM

Well Frank, you've come to the right place. We have lots of teachers, lots of students, and TONS of advice (not to mention tons of fun). Pull up a stump and enjoy the company. p.s. - cool last name. Bet you have a lot of fun with it.


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Posted by: Rusty Holt

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/12/02 08:37 AM

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Posted by: AZ Critter Caller

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/12/02 09:52 AM

Edited because I think some of you guys want to kill me now...

That would be about all...

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Posted by: Grey Fox 123

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/14/02 05:01 PM

Hey all! My name is Bruce Daniell and I live in Mattoon,Il. Been married for 23 years. I work as the Quality Assurance Coordinator at Blaw-Knox Ingersoll-Rand. We make asphalt pavers that everybody likes to cuss at for causing traffic jams in the summer during road construction season. Been hunting varmints forever. Started with bean field groundhogs and ground squirrels and been calling predators for 20 years or so. Not many groundhogs left around here but plenty of yotes. Love to hunt them grey squirrels when they are cuttin'hickory nuts too! Fried squirrel,fried taters and biscuits and gravy Mmm Mmm. Wonder what the po' folks is eatin.
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/14/02 11:20 PM

Chuckduster01
Texas_Shooter
Rusty
AZ Critter caller
Grey Fox 123

Welcome to the site folks, and thanks for taking the time to give us a little background.

Enjoy yourselves

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Champion Tannery

www.predatormasters.com
Posted by: Doc

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/17/02 03:24 PM

Hi all, my name is Jim Graham. I got the handle Doc in the Army, I was a combat medic in Nam 69-70, then did the Storm in 90/91. I work in medicine now, not a doctor, I am a radiology technologist. Do all that looking into the body stuff. I have a wife and 3 kids, 23,13,10, and one grandson,5. Hunted all my life, moved alot due to my dads work so I've lived from Tennessee to Michigan,to South Dakota to California, now back home in Tennessee. I have been interested in predator hunting for a while, just never got started. This PM site has got me going though. I am putting together the bare necessaties to start. There is so much good information on this site that even a dud like me should be able to eventually kill a coyote. I sure have gotten a lot of free advice and hope I can contribute something back one day.
Posted by: Monte Hack

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/19/02 09:56 PM

My name is Monte Hack. I;m 36 years old married 3 years but been together 11. We have 1 girl thats 9 years old who loves to shoot & fish just like her parents! I swing a hammer for a living and am going to college for computer networking at this present time.I love to hunt any time any where. My specialty is, but not limeted to Archery Hunting for Elk. I love all hunting!!
My second favorite pastime is building 4x4s.
Posted by: Bob/SoCal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/02 12:57 AM

Welcome guys!

Doc, let me first say thanks. I've been in need of a corpman before and owe you guys a lot! My father was a Navy Corpman in WW2, Kwajalien, Anewetok, Tarawa, Okinawa and a few other nondescript hellholes in the South Pacific.

Monte, sounds like you got a good thing going there. My daughter used to cry at the sight of a dead grasshopper, now at 18 she's out whacking doves and coyotes in South Texas while going to college.

Welcome guys!

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Bob
Posted by: Custom 22-250

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/02 08:51 AM

Hi,
My name is Doug Harral and I live in NE Oregon. I'm 36 years old and have been married for 12 years now. I love to hunt elk, deer, bears, cougars, varmints, etc. I've been bow hunting for elk and deer for about 9 or 10 years now. I used to be a auto technician and a truck driver, but I'm going to college for computer networking and computer repair. I still rifle hunt for big game now and then, but I've mostly been bow hunting for elk and deer.

Doug

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Dang that coyote's fast, but not fast enough!
Posted by: Doc

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/02 09:03 AM

Bob/SoCal,
You are welcome and thanks back to you. I'm only here cause good men took good care of me when I was being a target.
Where in Socal? I spent a few years in Torrance,Inglewood,Holly PArk,Hawthorne,Gardena. Kinda South LA county.
Posted by: Bob/SoCal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/02 10:17 AM

Doc, I can't tell you how much we appreciated and honored you guys. I don't believe any of us at any time ever wanted ANYONE closer by than you fellas. Anyway, I'm in North Orange County, a little city that tucks up against LA and San Bernadino counties, Brea. Been here for years with a big break while in the Military. We're thinking of ditching the So Cal life style and moving back home to Texas, either the wifes home of El Paso or mine, San Antonio. I imagine you know that city well

Folks, you can't imagine the lengths some of those medics and corpmen went to help out the common grunt.

Take Care!

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Bob

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Posted by: Fasttwist

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/02 09:42 AM

Hello, I am Steve. Been married 19 years to a great wife that tolerates my hunting and fishing hobbies. Worked for a newspaper in Enid, OK for 16 years. Guided hunts (deer, turkey and quail) for 3 years here in Woodward. Been shooting varmints for 15+ years. Really enjoy shooting. Also do alot of fly fishing.
Posted by: dwayne howard

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/02 01:16 PM

im 21 yrs old and varmint hunt around sterling city
most of the time we call in bobcats and greys in our area, not many coyotes
Posted by: Bob/SoCal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/02 02:08 PM

Fasttwist and Dwayne, Welcome gentleman!

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Posted by: steven ILLsLey

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/02 02:22 PM

Hi My Name Is Steve Im From NH I Love To
Hunt I Hunt Deer In The Fall And I Hunt Coyotes With Hounds The Rest Of The Year I
Love To Coyote Hunt With MY Hounds Its A Blast. I Tryed Useing Calls And Had No Luck.
I See There Is Not That Many Houndsmen On
This Site.Thanks.

Thanks Steve&The Thorn
Mt Hounds.
Posted by: Locohead

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/02 06:01 PM

O.K., after 247 plus posts, I better post mine. I Love the Lord. I am a horrifric sinner. I hate porn' but I often subcumb. I love hunting, I LOVE HUNTING. When out between stands I pray for the likes of Bob/SoCal and Encore, (I think they are the same human with split personalities. Bob is the nice one but Encore is the mean one. Both love people and a good laugh. When the desire to laugh is great, Encore usually wins, but Bob is the peacemaker. However, the 2 are 1 and 1 are 2 as you are he and I am he and you are me and we are all together. [Get it?] I am the eggman?!>! Never Mind. (couldn't resit) (I am the egg man!!! Goo- goo guh choo) NEVER MIND I have had one too many Pacificos anyway. Maybe I ought to try another 24 oz. Sunshine flavored beer. BYe.................I'm not as you think drunk I am.......ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Oh yeah, my wifey will kill me if I am not honest here, I would die for my love, The Lord's truth or any of my 3 1/2 kids!!!!! I mean it too!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Chigger

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/17/02 09:59 PM

My fellow hunters...My name is Jimmy Gray, born in Odessa, Tx, raised in Robert Lee, Tx, and I currently live in San Angelo. I do most of my hunting at a muddy lake near Snyder, TX called Lake J.B. Thomas, Home of the Coyote. I made me a calling box using an old tape player out of a truck with a 100 foot cord connected to a really big power horn, untill the tape player burned up from me calling so much. My caliber of choice is a .243, Remington Model 660, and I LOVE it. I reload my own ammo, 80 Grain spitzer boattail ballistic tippers ;-) gets the job done. I work for a software company called Data Managment Inc., the software is TimeClock Plus. I have 2 roommates, which is an exciting adventure day by day! Some other hobbies of mine are "trying" to play my guitar, and four-wheeling, and of course HUNTING! My truck is my most prized possession, a 21 year old Ford F-150 4x4, I have had this baby since I was about 4 years old. Happy hunting yall! Good to be here, good to have elders that can help me out if I am ever in a bind.

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Posted by: Robert Cobb

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/17/02 11:10 PM

WOW... there are some very cool people on the board!! First off... THANKS to all the VETS who put your lives on the line for God, freedom and country, without you guys our life would be HELL!!!

About me?? I am 37 years old, live in Dallas TX. I am married to a wonderful woman and have 3 daughters (17, 16 and 3), 2 stoopid cats and a great German Shepherd. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, but I LOVE GOD first and foremost. My hobbies are hunting, camping, fishing, and paintball. I dont care for football, baseball, golf or any other sports where the participants are paid outrageous salaries for something I would do for free. And besides I just have a hang-up about grown men playing with balls and patting each other on the butt!! (<---joke lol)

I enjoy long range shooting with my varmint rig (Stretch) hence the nickname. I am currently unemployed because of the technology slowdown and am looking for work DESPERATELY. Before I went into the technology field I was an Animal Control Officer for over 15 years, and am also now in the process of trying to start a private ADC business in order to survive, where I will trap and remove problem animals from businesses and or residences and have no limits on which species I will respond to, including problem domestic animals. I have encountered almost every animal imaginable, including African Lion's, Giraffe's, Monkey's, Bear's, MT. Lion's, Farm animals, Gators, Tigers, Bobcats, Coyotes, very LARGE snakes and numerous other exotics all in the line of duty. I have also been shot at, spit on, cursed, assaulted by citizens and even dis-owned by some family members because of my profession, as if the job stress wasnt enough?? LMAO!!

Anyway, thats me in a nutshell!!

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Remember, the kid you
leave home today, will
be voting tomorrow!!

Take a kid hunting!!

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Posted by: Safecracker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/18/02 01:07 PM

OK, I guess it's my turn.
My name is John O'Neil, and I live in Maryland, half way between Baltimore and Washington DC. I am 51 years old and have been married for going on 18 years. We have two great kids, a 15 year old girl, and a thirteen year old boy. Mom has the girl afraid to go in the basement with my guns or reloading stuff, but my son can't get enough of it. He and I love to hunt almost anything, but mostly, whitetail deer and coyotes. By trade, I am a safe technician. I open locked safes for the Washingtom metro area. I'v been working in the industry for 45 of my 51 years. My Dad was a locksmith and had his own shop in Calif. I grew up in that shop.
I have been hunting sence I was old enough to cross the street by myself, and will continue to hunt till I can no longer cross that street. I have never had so many laughs befor I visited this forum. Thanks to all for the good times. I really enjoy this board and all of you folks.
John
Posted by: lonehunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/18/02 09:19 PM

lonehunter here been married for [how many year's dear OUCH] that will be 12 1/2 year's with 3 kids my daughter is 11 my middle boy is 7 and my youngest boy is 5. been living in va for 12 1/2 year's now, the boy's love to crow hunt my daughter love's to hunt too but not with the boys along just wonts to go with dad. my wife like's to hunt to, my name is william albertson and i am 38 years old was a carpenter till i broke my back on the job now disabled. love god family and hunting, coon, deer, fox, rabbit, trapping, and training dog's the off season camping, gold panning. no yots yet still looking if they are there i will find them with your help keep up the good work.
Posted by: BubbaOkie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/19/02 10:21 PM

My name is Bruce Eakins, have lived in western Oklahoma all of my 54 years. Married to same little girl for 35 years (this month). We have 2 grown kids, daughter and son, and 4 grandkids. I have a ranch here and also own a hunting lodge. I have been hunting since big enough to carry a gun and calling varmits since 1965. I am a life member of the NRA and the North American Hunting Club, president of the local NWTF chapter and the local Sportman's Club, etc. I enjoy all kinds of hunting and fishing. It's a lot more fun taking your kids hunting than hunting your kids !!!
Posted by: Bob/SoCal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/01/02 06:23 PM

With the infux of new members, about 10 a day so far, I thought I'd move this thread up a little. Please take a few seconds and introduce yourself, we rarely bite....unless encore is left unsupervised, I won't guarantee anything if someone has removed his leash
Posted by: Bopeye

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/19/02 09:17 PM

Thought I would move this back to the top. I'm seeing alot of new faces on here. Thought I would give them a chance to introduce themselves.
Posted by: centerfire

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/20/02 08:01 AM

Hi,
I live in Northern Wisconsin. I'll be 64 yrs. old this July. Grew up on a farm. Married for 44 years to a great woman. Two sons and a daughter. Spent a tour with Naval Aviation, taught school for a year then went to a research lab. Retired after 32yrs with the U.S. Gov., Degree in Zoology/Botany. After I retired spent some time as an Environmental Educator. Mostly teaching some uninformed/misinformed folks what "mother nature" is really about. Started hunting when I was 12. Predators have been secondary targets until now but with the assistance of the good people at P.M, they are becoming my target of choice.
Posted by: Remshot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/20/02 12:15 PM

Hello everyone,my name is Art Oliver.Originally from east Tex.,Marshall/Longview area,now living is El Centro,CA.43 yrs. old,married with 2 girls and 1 son in the middle.
I started hunting coyotes when I was 16,bought a 3 call set of jackrabbit calls from Circe and read the instructions and went out and shot a coyote with a 10/22 first time out.Still have the calls.
I hunt all yr.round,mostly dove,pheasant,quail and ducks.I favor the 222 Rem as my calling rifle and the 870 with 4/o buck for brush work.I generally hunt alone as not too many guys out here are interested in varmint calling.
I'm self employed as a painter so I can't hunt as much as I would like to.The Imperial has open land that I haven't even tried and I've hunted here since '68.
What I really like is the homemade stuff,with help from this board I have a remote controlled e-caller and have made a kill over it recently.Now that was satisfying!
This is the friendliest bunch of guys I've ever run across on the web and this site has become my favorite hunting site.If it can get any better I want to be in on it.
Thanks everyone,Art
Posted by: captkb

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/20/02 01:36 PM

Let's see now. I am 31 years old and have been married for 6 years to a wonderful woman. I have two stepdaughters and a son. I started shooting .22's when I was 4 yrs old and then at the age of 7 I took my first whitetail. Ever since then its been non stop hunting. I grew up in West Texas, near Lubbock and now reside in Abilene, Tx. Predator hunting is fairly new to me and with all the info and advice on this site, I am sure to only get better. Outside of hunting deer, hogs, dove, quail and coyotes I try to get in as much fishing as the family will allow. Just this year I started kicking around the idea of opening my own business building hunting equipment. Business is slow but I have really enjoyed building and designing new blinds. My first blind was a truck blind so that me and my buddies could use at night to hunt coyotes with.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/31/02 06:13 PM

C'mon people, if you're not in here, stand and deliver.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/31/02 09:04 PM

I was born when FDR was Prez, I ain't saying how old I am. Been married 4 damn times and I'm sticking with this last one. Got a 35 year old daughter in Colorado, great kid. I guess I could say I've been a varmint hunter for more then 50 years, but only been predator calling for close to 40 years. I've been lucky enough to have hunted all over the west and Mexico. Only one way I'll ever stop predator calling, I'll have to meet my maker. Who knows, I may even start a predator calling club up there, emmmmm or down there? hehehe. Good Hunting
Posted by: RedneckMatt270

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/31/02 10:49 PM

onecoyote, what part of california are you in? County wise.
Matt.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/01/02 08:06 PM

Matt, San Bernardino county, town of Apple Valley. It's in the Southern California high desert. Good Hunting
Posted by: magelk2

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/01/02 09:13 PM

Always thought I had responded to this many moons ago, but it appears I'm wrong. (nothin new according to wife)My name is Jim Mechelke, and the butchering of the pronunciation of the last name is where magelk came from. 2 is because there already was one somewhere and the 2 stuck with everywhere. I got interested in predator hunting 2 winters ago and that first year was bad. Last winter I spent so much time working, I hardly had time to go. This year, I feel like I know enough for some success thanks to you guys here. I have a wife, a 6 year old son, and a 5 year old daughter. Can't wait for the kids to be ready to hunt!
Posted by: Critter Getter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/03/02 02:22 PM

Well, I guess it's my turn at the keyboard.
I found this forum just out surfing for "varmint hunters" a few weeks back.
Name is Jim Baxter, and first thing I stumbled over here was onecoyote.
We got a lot in common. Old and Old.
I am 65 retired, same wife for 46 years, (do it right once - class dismissed) two grown sons, neither of which ever showed any interest in the outdoorsy stuff, except racing desert bikes a few years back.
Wife was never one to stay awake more than 12 hours non-stop, but she never objected to my love of the sport.
I have hunted Deer, Antelope, Javalina, dove, quail
and every meat eating critter in the states from Bend, Oregon to the Bay of Los Angeles in Baha and from Orange County to Eastern New Mexico, but mostly South Eastern Calif to Tonopah Nevada.
When California started amputating body parts of those interested in guns and hunting, a lot of my old partners gave it up or moved or just lost interest.
I more or less thru in the towel in 1992 when the last of our rifle ranges in Orange County got bulldozed by "Big Brother"
This is a great forum and a big help to those just getting there socks damp. This kind of information was top secret, to die for stuff when I started.
Great job everyone, keep up the good work.

P.S. My most unusual call (A lug wrench)

Critr Gitr - Hope your not offended with my handle.(CB Radio)
Had it since the mid 60's in the pre cell phone days.

Jeep - I have a neighbor here in Irvine named Nick
Sandovol. You know him ???? He has family in Arizona and Texas.
Posted by: Mike in Az

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/02 08:11 AM

Originally from Sunnymead, Ca. Where I grew up shooting birds in the back yard with my "Daisy"

Spent 20 years in the Navy as a sonar technician. Moved to Az 7 years ago. Since I could no longer enjoy my passion for deep sea fishing, I had to try something else.

Began learning from several websites, the 1st time I actually called in a yote. Wow, you talk
about getting hooked on a sport.

My job allows me to hunt a couple time a week.
And I take full advantage of that. I've learned so much. This board has definitely been asset to me. It's nice to be around people with the same passion. Good shootin' to all....Mike
Posted by: Jim_Pup_McGill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/02 02:28 PM

I can't stand for Redfrog to go unheeded!

" stand and deliver "
My name is Jim McGill. I am employed as an insurance claims adjuster, in Oklahoma, and I am questioning my choice of profession with the name " tornado alley", we normally stay busy with wind and hail claims along with the inept-driving population. I am on my second marriage, 6 years with the (H-B), and 10 years with #2 who has been a blessing. 3 children total, with my oldest(14) and youngest(3) living with me both girls, my 12 year old son lives with his mother(H-B) in Waco, and we are expecting sometime around April 5. I started calling when I lived in Waco, My Grandaddy taught me how to lip squeak gave me a rifle and a call and sent me off. I tried a few times with no sucess and went by Johnny Stewart's Game Calls and met Gerald Stewart, He sold me a PC-3 and I have worn it out. The first day out with it I called in a gray fox(I also used a little of grandaddy's lip squeaking). I have been hooked ever since. I play golf in the off season ( I hardly ever play golf below 55 degrees and I rarely call above that), I hate seed ticks and I don't care to see snakes. My buddy and I had a good year last year and got a few kills on video, I hope to bring it to the PM hunt, for a little show and tell, it should be good for a few laughs. I enjoy the uncertainty of hunting for varmints, it is like my golf swing. You never know. later pup
Posted by: SteveTimm

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/02 03:44 PM

Let's see now.....

Retired goldsmith, 50-years of age. married to the same good woman for 38 years. Woman shoots very well and has the good graces to shoot smaller animals than I do.

Have had the good fortune to have hunted most of the US, Canada and sub-Saharan Africa. What's a vacation, if you can't kill something?

Been writing for firearms/hunting magazines for about 20 years. Unlike a lot of writers, I am not financially driven. I write to share the heritage and what I have learned in a lifetime of shooting.

When folks ask me what I do, I usually answer, "I shoot, I hunt and I write about it." Usually makes the yuppies shut up.

Steve
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/02 09:52 PM

Steve, you got married at 12 years old! :eek: :eek:
Posted by: WolverineAtWork

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/10/02 12:40 AM

Hey gang. Name's Matt Jensen, I'm lucky enough to live on the east side of Mesa, AZ. I can walk 300 yds away from my house and start shooting. (Ya gotta love the desert)

I just turned 30, I'm about to celebrate my 8th anniversary, and I've got 4 kids. I'm pretty much new to hunting anything bigger than a breadbox, so this site has been a God-send.

I look forward to meeting all those who can make it to Globe for the hunt this year.
Posted by: ICMCumin

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/10/02 04:04 PM

Hey ya'll. I have been on several other boards but only found this one a few days ago, like what I see and just joined yesterday.

My Dad started me rabbit hunting when I was about 7 (needed both thumbs to cock my 410 single shot. The rabbit was usually gone by the time the hammer got pulled back.) Today is my birthday - I am 54 years old and still kind of adventuresome.

Doggonit I just love to hunt - put me in camos or optic orange and get me into a field somewhere and it is like dying and going to heaven. Mainly a wing shooter (quail, ducks, geese, dove, pheasant and turkey), but got into varmint (coyote, bobcat) hunting about two years ago and enjoyed it so much that I just bought my second varmint rifle (Remington 788 in .222) last month. I don't have the local opportunity to do the longrange prairie dog shooting that I have read about but that sounds like it is a hoot too.

I will be on my first antelope hunt this fall and want to go to Alaska in a couple of years (after both the kids get out of college) and then maybe to somewhere exotic (Africa, Russia) for some serious hunting.
Posted by: scattergunner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/13/02 04:06 PM

Probably should have done this when I first registered, last month. Well, here goes...

My name is Jason Hansen, I live near Salt Lake City, UT. In order to receive a paycheck, I work in corrections (I guess the buzz-word term for it is, "Re-entry Services") I supervise individuals, who don't work well with others. I've been shooting, hunting and fishing all my life. I'm 30 years old, been married almost 8 years. I've got one son, who's almost 4, and he can't wait to join me hunting. He's already my fishing buddy.

Hunting waterfowl and upland birds is my true passion. Despite being a hunter for more years than I care to count, I never considered hunting predators all that seriously, until last winter. After trying it once, and even coming away without taking anything, I am hooked. I've already learned a great deal from this site and I'm sure I'll continue to do so.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/13/02 05:17 PM

Thanks guys and welcome aboard! We have some fun here and with all you new guys it only gets better.
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/13/02 05:40 PM

Welcome to everyone! I am glade that you all are here with us. Come on in and grab a seat and lets talk about hunting the hunter.
Posted by: crapshoot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/13/02 09:42 PM

My name is Lance Adams. I live in Henderson,Nevada. Im 30 yrs. old. I work as an industrial arts tech. for the local school district. Been hunting predators now for about 8 months and love it. Still haven't hit a coyote"hence the name". Hopefully I can become a sucessful predator hunter before my wife throws me out for spending to much time and money on this foolish sport, But god I love her. Lance
Posted by: yotehunter6

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/13/02 11:29 PM

I guess I should have done this awhile back, so here it goes. My name is ken walls, I moved to NV a few years ago to escape all the insanity in
So Cal. I am 42 years young and have been married for 24 years. I have 2 kids my son 17 and daughter 12. I spent 11 years in the U.S. Army. My first tour on tanks my second tour Military Police. I have hunted off and on since I was a kid, and I have been hunting the predators for about 5 years. My entire life rotates around my family and hunting. I just wish I could do this for a living. Im looking forward to learning from all of you and maybe even someone learning alittle from me. This is one of the most exciting sports I have ever done and we are all hooked.
So Good Luck to all, Be safe and Humane.

Ken
Posted by: je/phx/23

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/14/02 11:17 AM

hello every body well my name is John Nix I'm 23
I live in central phoenix,still new to the forum
have no kids as of yet getting married april 22,03
I'm marrying a wonderful women she enjoys the outdoor and i enjoy shooting thing we fit perfect.well i work for the state of arizona as a case manger for disabled individuals,i enjoy helping others.I just want to think every one on the forum for all your info on this sport i mean obsession thx again.
Posted by: GeezerBob

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/15/02 03:49 AM

Howdy, my name is Bob Weiszmann, and I am 65 years young. Have a wonderful wife (second try), 6 kids and 13 grandkids with one in the oven. I am supposed to be a retired Civil engineer, but I still do consulting, and teach at UCLA Engineering Extension, & I'w plugging away at my doctorate in Adult Education. We have a little piece of heaven in the middle of the North Idaho woods, about 4 miles west of Emida (try to find THAT on your map!) where I spend as much time as possible with the deer, elk, moose, bear, cougar and whatever critters are running around the place. I am new to predator hunting, would like to partner up with somebody from either area, greater LA or Spokane/Coeur d'Alene/Moscow area.
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/15/02 07:29 AM

Crapshoot
Yotehunter6
Je/phx/23
and Geezerbob

...welcome to the board guys.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/15/02 03:48 PM

Btt for W@W
Posted by: Bopeye

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/06/02 09:05 PM

Who's next?
Posted by: faw67

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/07/02 10:22 AM

Well folks hear it goes, Im 35 very single and available lad < tell your sisters, daughters etc.>
been making my bills being a Machinist since 1985, Had my journeymans card since 90-91, originally wanted to get into gun work but wonder if its worth the hassle now days so I havent ever persued it very far, other than my own projects.
Wouldnt say Im a Predator Master being I dont think I have ever killed any cept for some wild house cats and some viciuos oppossums.Always wanted to call me something in since the first time I saw that pair of Foxes when I was Deer huntin about 10-12 years ago, and been playin with calls since about then too.I hope I dont ever forget the day them Foxes showed up they were a pretty thing, grays out here usually, reds seems to few and far between.
Dont have many yote's i reckon round here but they are comming, gettin closer every year.Understand they are fun to hunt but really wish they would stay away , hear they cause all sorts of problems for native critters!
We been getting more bobcats lately I noticed also
see more of them killed every year.
Well Its just me and my lemon and white Walker hound here and he is hollerin fer some food !
Oh yeah I live just east of the Big City of Richmond VA actually so close to the international airport that planes dont make enough noise to keep me awake ! But Im on the edge of Country and I like it lol.
Yall have a great day and maybe one day when times aint so tight I will get to meet some of yall and get some huntin time in.
Rick "FAW"
Posted by: Bill B.

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/07/02 11:48 AM

Seems like a pretty good crowd, so I'll throw in with you. My name is Bill Bufford, born and raised as an Ozark Hillbilly in Arkansas. I am a Research Chemical Engineer by profession. Married with two small children, one boy and one girl. After a short stint in Tennessee I am now living about 20 minutes northeast of Little Rock.

I have too many hobbies and not near enough time or money to support them. I really enjoy shooting, hunting (varmints mostly), fly fishing, reading, and restoring motorcycles/cars. I recently joined this board because I am a budding predator hunter. No luck yet, but I purchased a CZ 527 in .223 and topped it with a 3-12X40 earlier this year and am going nuts wanting to try it out.
Posted by: ilcoyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/09/02 08:26 PM

Hello my name is Brian tuthill age 33 married 12yrs and two heathens age 20 months and 4yrs girl and boy been hunting coyoytes for about 15 plus years started out with a 22 then up to 22-250. Employed as a UNION LABORER.
Posted by: hunter_84

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/18/02 08:44 PM

Hey guys my name is Dominic Bell, i'm 18 years old. I'm a senior in High School, plan on going to college in Las Cruses to become a game warden. If it wasnt for hunting I dont know what i'd do. Lets just say I live for the sport. I was born and raised in Roswell NM and still live here, havent seen any aliens lately. My dad has taken me hunting since I was a little tike and I actually started hunting for rabbits the day I got my first .22 I dont remember how old I was. Not to menchon the sparrows and black birds around the house with my bb gun. I got my hunter safety when I was 8 years old and have been at it ever since. I have taken several mule deer, one bull elk, 1 barbary sheep, 4 coyotes, a whole bunch of dove, quail, pheasant, crane, and the occasional rattle snake that happens to scare the hell out of me. I have a few ducks under my belt too. Well thats about it but I will be adding to those numbers for the rest of my life. Good hunting everyone!
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/18/02 08:59 PM

Welcome to Predator Masters folks. Happy to have ya's aboard.
Thanks for sharing a little something about yourselves.
Hope you enjoy our home
Posted by: Rusty Elam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/22/02 08:24 PM

Well ok I guess its my turn. I am new to the board also, my name is Rusty Elam and I am 44 years old and have been married to the same girl 221/2 years. I have 3 sons 20(Navy submarines)18(senior in hs going to be a Md)15(sophmore hs great baseball player). Have been totally into raising them for the last 20 years and running my trucking business. Just got back into shooting and hunting and love it(get to rerig up with all the new toys) I am completely crazy about this predator hunting and am learning all that I can. Right now I am shooting my 270 but I am looking at rigging up a 22-250 soon after I do enough research. This board has been the source of untold amounts of great info and I thank you all.
Posted by: Bofire

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/29/02 08:35 AM

Howdy, I'm Carl Durham, 51 four great kids wonderful wife. Youngest is 22 and he is the "Bear Getting Machine" at our annual camp. Been hunting washington for over 40 years. Learn something(translate: screw up somehow)everytime I go out! Learned alot of things got a lot of ideas here.
Met a bunch of fellas at Goldendale this year and everone of them great, how often does that happen? must be something to do with this fine and noble sport we pursue.
Posted by: Lawhorn

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/01/02 09:52 PM

Hey everyone im one of the newest and probably one of the youngest members here. im a 17 year old student in eastern kentucky, i dont really know what to say cause all you all talked about your jobs and family well i still live at home and dont plan on gettin married for another 10 years or so but i do work at walmart but hobbys are wrestling, fishing and goin hunting for anything thats in season.
im new to this type of hunting and open for any advice any of you may have
thanks alot
Jeremy Lawhorn
Posted by: Medic 1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/02/02 02:00 PM

My name is Brian McCarty and I am 28 years old. I am a paramedic for SJRMC/EMS ,and have been a volunteer firefighter for past 11years. I find I spend the majority of my time being constantly amazed by the stupidity of the human race. When this is not happening I try to hunt. At this time I am new to this sport of predator calling and trying to work out the bugs. Have not killed one yet. I hope to learn from this sight and improve my skills. Also I live in a small community called Blanco that is approx. 9 miles east of Bloomfield.
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/16/02 08:02 PM

I would like to Welcome all to Predator Masters!
Posted by: catman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/16/02 10:59 PM

I'm new to the site and also new to predator hunting. I'm 37 years old and work as the 3rd shift superintendant for TRW Automotive in lebanon, TN. I was in the Army for 12 years and spent 7 of those in Europe. I've deer hunted since I was 11 and always partial to archery. I now shoot 3D tournaments year round and I'm sponsored by Mathews Solocam Archery, TRU Ball releases and Poindexter's Archery. I trap a little and really got interested in predator hunting over the last couple of years. I haven't been very successful at it, but I still enjoy it. Working 3rd shift I have to do most of my hunting by myself and I really don't know enough about it to do any good. I bought me an electronic caller a couple of month's ago and am now trying to learn how to use it properly. Maybe soon I'll actually get a shot at something.
Posted by: Cal Sibley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/17/02 08:07 AM

Greeting,
I'm Cal Sibley, a retired Computer Procedures Analyst who lives 17 miles west of Montreal.
I'm 65 and don't hunt a great deal anymore, but spend a large amount of time at the rifle range. My wife of 35 years and I have a Giant Schnauzer, Franklin, who is the apple of our eye. I came to Canada from Maryland 31 years ago to spend a week with friends. Just never got around to going back. This country really grows on you. I'm an Air Force veteran, a graduate of the University of Maryland, and a fanatical college basketball fan who thinks the game of hockey is a Canadian disease. My major hobby is acuracy reloading which helps pass the long, cold winters that seem to afflict us. Best wishes to all.

Cal - Montreal
Posted by: buzzsaw

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/19/02 05:29 PM

hello all, i am 53 years old i have been married to the same lady for 27 + years. who has put up with my hunting, fishing and shooting sports. we have no childern but a 15 year old ches.bay retriver who allows us to use his house. i have been a deputy sheriff for 20 + years and i am currently a sergeant. before that i was a firefighter/emt for 5 years. i have been hunting and fishing all my life. as a youngster my dad would take me quial hunting and when i'ed get tired he would carry me on his shoulders. as soon as i would point out to my dad that the dogs were getting "birdey" i would be back on the ground again.
i have been lucky, i have a great wife and have had good dogs. the wife still some times allows me to buy a gun and if she reads this i'am in big trouble since i just bought another gun yesterday. theres a lot more i could say but i've taken up to much space now thanks.
buzz saw
Posted by: AR_NITESTALKER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/19/02 06:43 PM

I am very new to the group here. I have been married for 7 years. I am 26. I have (2) children, a daughter age 5 and a son age 8 mos. I have a wonderful wife that never complain about the hunting. I live in Bonnerdale, AR. I moved here in July 2000 from Bakersfield, CA. I have a wonderful huntin' partner in my wifes cousine. He is an expert on any type of hunting. I have to say that Arkansas has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the US. I grew up in Gulfport, MS. I enjoy night hunting for any varmints. My hobbies are woodworking, soccer, cooking, hunting, and fishing. I work as a Data Analyst for an aerospace co. I do alot of 3-D modeling on the computer. If any of you folks ever need anything drawn up such as a blueprint or a 3-D model contact me. I will be glad to help. My real name is Alex Kendall.
Posted by: Gunner300mag

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/21/02 01:25 PM

hello all,
i am a new member in here. i can tell i am going to like this website. i am 46 and live in pa. i been hunting since i been 12 years old.i have harvest quite a few deer in pa. i have also gotten two bears back to back. 2000 and 2001. i have two boys that hunt. one is 20 years old and he has gotten 3 bucks with a rifle and my other son is 14 and he has gotten a 11 pt with a bow last year and he has also shot 3 does, one with a bow and two with a gun. i work in a factory making disposable dipers. i been there now for 21 years. i have also served in the army reserves for 16 years. got out in 1992. i love to hunt and fishing at time when i want something to do, but not really into it. i use to mtn bike ride and race, but now my body can't take the abuse anymore. so i don't ride mtn bikes anymore. but all in all, i like the outdoors. merry christmas all!
Posted by: The Butcher

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/22/02 05:42 PM

Hello to all, and just a note about myself. My name is Don, and I live in a small suburb about 28 miles from Pittsburgh. I am 40 years old, married 13 years, with 1 wife, and have 1 daughter 8 years old. I hate house cats, I love big dogs, and am fond of German Shephards the most. I have a big female, who does not backtalk much. I have loved hunting and the outdoors all of my life, and I guess I have been ok at it. I live on the OH,WV,PA, border, so I can be in anyone of these states in 10 minutes. Makes for good hunting. I travel to NY to deer hunt, and have done so with the same 4 guys since 1984. I have taken 64 whitetails, (24 with a bow) 40 with a rifle or slug gun. I have also taken 1 mule deer, and 1 antelope. I have been out to the western states, and have become addicted to the wide open space. I do all of my own bow work, (making arrows, bow tuning, and such), and truly enjoy archery. I have been reloading for about 20 years, and have learned a lot along the way. I enjoy shooting groundhogs at longer ranges. When not hunting animals, I enjoy mushroom hunting or fishing. Walleyes are the prefered fish, but smallmouth bass ranks high also. I am a true freak, who eats, breaths, and sleeps guns and the outdoors. I am just trying to get geared up for fox and coyotes. I trapped fox when I was a kid, and did well at it. I have called in a couple of foxes, but never hunted them seriously. I run heavy equipment for a living, and would love to tell my boss, what Johnny Paycheck sang about. I'd like to work for someone like Cabela's or something, but Reaganomics kind of kept me from going to college. Dad had to use the college money to keep the house when all the mills shut down in the early 80's. No use crying over spilled milk, I make an honest living. My friends call me The Butcher because of my willingness to snuff the life out of critters I dislike. I don't know if that's good or bad. I like good friends, accurate rifles, smooth bows, and heavy blood trails. I hate big cities, and always carry a pistol, when forced to go to one. Gave up booze 3 years back, and enjoy time with the family. That's about it. Oh, I really like this site, and everyones willingness to share information. Keep up the good work.
Posted by: Bill B.

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/23/02 07:52 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by AR_NITESTALKER:
[qb]I have to say that Arkansas has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the US.[/qb][/QUOTE]Man, AR_NITESTLKER, keep that Arkansas thing under your hat. You and I both know Arkansas is one of the best kept secrets in the nation. I like the fact that everyone thinks were toothless, no shoe wearin', hillbillies. It keeps them from moving here!

All kidding aside, I had to look Bonnerdale up on the map. You and I are about 1 1/2 hours apart. I am more familiar with the Ozarks in and around the Mt. View area.
Posted by: Rumpledyoteskin

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/23/02 07:54 AM

Guess I'll put in my 2 cents. My name is Gary Tichler I'm Toolmaker by trade,love to farm,but could'nt make much at it so I settled for running a cow calf herd of 60 head. Married to the same wounderfull gal for 27 years. Got 4 daughters. Never figured out how to make a boy but do have a couple of son in laws now. Very proud of em all. First grand child due in May.
Started hunting as a kid. Mostly rabbit.Then went to fox and hound hunting coon with my dad.Nothin like hunting with dad as most of you will probabley agree. Farmed and hunted together for many years then lost him to cancer in 93. Stopped hunting till I started getting son in laws. Then had a coyote take a couple of calves 2 years ago. Alas a new guy thing to do.This has been a great way to bond with my boys.Lots of fun.I only have time to hunt evenings so a nite hunter I am.A couple times a year I go to SW Michigan where the boys are and hunt there.
This year was supposed to be the year to really do some damage to the coyotes.Went to the Dr. in august for a cholestral check my wife had hounded my to do for a couple of years.Turned out the cholestol was bad but my prostrate was worse.Just got back from Mayo Clinic in Minnesota last week. Had a sucessful surgery.My cancer was contained. Got a new lease on life.
Hey guy's I'm only 49 and had no sign of problems . This tumer was only 2mm from breaking thru.Had I waited for problems it would have to late.If ya love your family,hunting and life in general get a PSA check regulary in your 40's.If your dad had prostrate problems you could get cancer at a younger age.This stuff feeds of of your testostron so the younger ya are the more leathal it is.Figure it started about a year ago.
Just getting my act together on coyote. Love to solve problems and make gadgets.Have enjoyed and learned alot from this site hope to be around for a good many years. Merry Christmas to ya all.
Posted by: BAREHUNTER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/23/02 10:25 AM

BOY WHAT RESPONSE!
My name is Paul Coulter from central Phoenix, originaly from Illinois. Married 21yrs to Sheri(brains-good looks-good cook-patients of a saint), 2 sons. Ty is a college freshman and Heath is a high school senior. I,ve been an outdoorsman all my life and really miss that ol Missippi but love the variety of Arizona. I am just getting back into predator calling and have not had any success as yet but I'm a patient ( read stuborn) man. I did call in a couple about 2 decades ago and still remember that thrill, I will experience it again.
Posted by: Lonestar

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/23/02 05:00 PM

Hi all,I'm Wayne Johnson.52 years old,and am from Texas.I try to shoot Benchrest and hunt varmints.I have been married for 22 years,have three girls,two ready made and one of my own.I'm new to varmint hunting and read this forum to get help on learning about this type hunting.I had to retire early because of health problems in 1996,been goofing off ever since.Worked for the phone company here for 27 years.I've got a buddy that has built a varmint hunting truck and we're hoping to try it out toward the end of the year,after deer season.Anyone around the Houston area that wants to make contact let me hear from ya.Glad to be here.Lonestar
Posted by: coyote_slayer2001

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/24/02 09:00 AM

NOt sure where to start but........
my name is Robert Watson 30 yrs old married to same woman for 8yrs and have 3 children. I am a telephone installer and work with high speed internet and data circuits. This job takes a lot of time away from hunting and being with the family but I have been hunting all my life. IN my later years I rarley go hunting without one of my kids or a nephew. I enjoy teaching them what little I know. I also enjoy reloading, fishing, and just a backyard BBQ every now and then. I don't get a lot of time to write in here but this is the best site I ever found. Thanks PM and hope everone has a safe and Merry Christmas!!!!!
Posted by: Bob/SoCal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/24/02 11:11 AM

Welcome everyone!

We're getting a surge of memberships here. I'm certainly glad our name is getting out there. I'm sure you're going to find a ton of useful info here and by the looks of it, you'll add to the wealth of information here.

Enjoy.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/12/03 12:44 PM

Welcome to PM.Post a few words about yourself.
Posted by: Phooey

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/13/03 09:27 PM

Hello to all, I'm L.R. Waldron from Michigan's U.P. I'm a recently retired State Trooper, married to a wonderful Mexican lady who lets me hunt and buy guns to my hearts desire--all most. She also hunts with me on occasion, can't get much better than that.
We have three boys, but no kids at home, except Woody our 1 1/2 yr old German Shorthair.
Love all kinds of hunting and shooting, especially with my Sharps rifles. I've taken moose and caribou in Canada (have the #1 Quebec/Lab. caribou taken with a muzzleloader, Longhunter Society 1993), elk and mule deer in MT and CO, numerous whitetails in MI and a host of smaller criters. I've guided elk hunters on a ranch in CO for the past three years. Got into this varmint hunting about five years ago. Been on this forum for a year now, but I lurk in the shadows, mostly reading, but I can't find a better place to be.

Good "huntin and livin" to all of you.
Posted by: Jason El Paso

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/03 05:22 PM

BTT!!!!
Posted by: Yellerdog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/03 08:38 PM

Hello, fellow PM members. I've been registered for over a month now so I figured I should fill you in on who I really am. My names Lee Smith, I borrowed the name yellerdog from one of our pet's. A 3 year old Australian Red Healer, our only house dog (it's not her real name but it's what I call her). We also have German Shorthair and a mutt. My wife has a few cat's that I'm hoping the coyote's eat eventually. We have rabbits for 4H and ducks for some reason of which I am not sure. I have a wonderful wife of 13 years and 2 daughters whom I am very proud of. I am 39 years old. I own a small Tool & Die business I started in 1990. That keeps me quite busy but I still manage to fit in time for my family and some hunting. Now, I also have to make time for this crazy thing called Predator Masters, can't seem to stay away from it. I have been shooting guns since I was 4 or 5 when my dad would take me with a bb gun and a flashlight and shoot sparrows in the barn at night. Shot my first squirrel with his old single shot 12 ga. at about 9 years old, he said he couldn't see it and handed me the gun , it put me on my butt when I shot, but I got that squirrel. I Shot my first deer at 14 hunting all by myself. From then on I began hunting anything we had around that was legal to shoot. Coyotes are relatively new to this area so I have only been hunting them for 3 years. In that time it has become almost an obsession. I have had some success and learned a lot through experience, but I felt I needed more and this site has been just what I was looking for. I thank all of you for sharing your experiences. Hopefully I will be able to share some insight in the future also.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/03/03 09:37 AM

My name is Zach Irvine. I have been on the board for a few months now. I am 25, a predator hunter that works as a Radiologic Technologist. Married to a great woman and have 2 little curtain climbers. Its a busy life but I hunt every chance I get. I probably spend way too much time on Predator Masters! I talk too much and probably post too much but I'm not going to change! Billings Montana is my home and a great place for an outdoorsman to live. If there is something about me you want to know just ask.
Posted by: hoosierdaddy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/03/03 07:02 PM

Well, I've been stirring the pot for a little while now. It's probably time I introduce myself.

I'm Rick. 39years old, 2 daughters (2 and 9 months). I've been married for 5 years to a great woman. She shoots skeet and sporting clays with me when she can. It's been hard for us to get out to the range together since the kids were born. Up until 2 years ago I shot about 35 sporting clays tournaments a year all over the midwest.

I've been an upland hunter as long as I can remember. I won't hunt deer cause I can't find a dog big enough to retrieve one and if I find one I don't know if I want to force break it .

I've always tried to control the coyote (and other varmint) population when they were a threat to the upland game. Over the last 5 years I've seen less and less birds and more and more coyotes. That's why I've started hunting them specifically. My brother and I have spent more time calling and working on our rifles than bird hunting the last 3 years.

I enjoy shooting my 700 LTR but my true facination is AR-15s. I've bought more then I can remember over the past 10 years or so.

I've got a very sarcastic sense of humor so don't let me ruffle your feathers too much.

Cheers!
Posted by: Bob/SoCal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/03/03 07:37 PM

Excellent guys, keep them coming. Only a fraction of our members do this so it's nice to see some of you posting a little background.

Welcome to all of you!!!
Posted by: grinr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/04/03 08:56 AM

My name is Dave,and I'm a huntaholic.The Ole man got me started on the stuff when I was 'bout 4.Then Gramps gave me a pelletgun when I was 8.Sharpened my shooting skills on songbirds and red squirrels mostly,then took my first big-game(rabbit)with it when I was 9.Started snarin' rabbits and trappin' muskrats 'bout the same time.By the age of 14 I was hooked on the hardstuff,beavers,coons,coyotes, fox,mink and had graduated to a 12ga.I've lost/quit/fired from more than a few jobs due to my addiction.Some years if I was unemployed in Sept. I wouldn't even look for work fearing it might interfere with deer season.TIP(careful planning and a good seasonal summer job can get you laid-off with benefits in fall).I've finally landed a respectable job at the local brewery(mmmmmbeeer)that allows for alot of hunting due to alot of shiftwork and hope to someday have enuf seniority to book the entire hunting season off for vacation.Not married but have been living as such for 7 years,2 beautiful younguns,3 yr old girl and an infant boy who does a wicked "distressed rabbit".No.1 passion is Whitetails.Started callin' coyotes as a teen in an effort to boost the fur check,now its mainly just a great way to put in that long,cold,white season between deer and trout.
Posted by: robcarnahan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/07/03 11:04 AM

My name is Rob and I am 25 years old. I have been married to a great woman for just over one year now. We have a four month old daughter, Claire. I am an Assistant Vice President of a local bank. Although since I have found this site I probably spend more time on the site than really working.

If I am not at the bank, (or trying to see how many times I can watch the holy trilogy that is Star Wars)I am on the farm. I farm along with my dad and my younger brother. I spend a lot of time on the tractor or combine watching for predators (I've seen some cool stuff) or obsessing about what small caliber firearm to buy next.

I started hunting predators when I was 18 and got hooked. There is just something about waiting to ambush an animal that is stalking YOU. It is such a rush.
Posted by: backwoodsboy223

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/07/03 03:17 PM

Thought that as a youth I might as well sound off...
My name is Craig and I am 17. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico (that IS in the U.S. )and have for all of my life. Was introduced to the outdoors before I could even walk. Used to go sit in grandpa's lap in the boat while he trolled, when he hooked into a fish he would set me on the seat and then land it.
Started tagging along with Uncles when I learned to walk. Before I was 6 I had accompanied three deer hunts, three elk hunts, numerous dove and quail excursions, and a myriad of fishing adventures. Yup, been addicted that long.
Received my hunter education card at the age of 8 (was the youngest person in New Mexico to do that...don't know if I still am). My parents bought me a 20 gauge shotgun for Christmas, and I decided that it was even more fun to get to carry a gun along.
Bought my first big game rifle when I was 9 (Marlin 30-30), suddenly began to realize that I wanted more guns. Long story short, I have now spent every penny I have ever made on rifles or ammunition or camo. Decided that I like hunting better than girls anyway .
Began predator hunting when I was 12. Went along with my uncle who ran a trapline, and he showed me that coyotes and other predators will investigate a critter in distress call. Needless to say I was hooked from then on.
Shot my first deer when I was 15. Killed two in two days out in Camdenton County Misourri with the .308 that my grandfather gave me.
Made the mistake of going bowhunting for mulies. Saw more deer in two days then I had ever seen in my life. Shot a nice 3X3 on the third day (15 yard broadside shot ). Now I am hooked on bowhunting.
Started to shoot competitive air rifle in the last couple years. Been pretty serious at that. Had the opportunity to go to the Olympic Training Center outside of Atlanta, Georgia this past summer for the Junior Olympics. Awesome experience.
For, college I plan to either do a split-option program through the National Guard or to attend West Point Military Academy. Figure that I might as well stand up for the rights that my grandfather, uncle, and cousin fought for.
I spend every free hour that I can hunting or fishing. I don't care where or for what, just being out there is what does it for me.
I love this site, and I appreciate all of you listening to me and answering my unending supply of questions.
bwb
Posted by: txdeerhunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/09/03 10:53 AM

My name is Kevin,43 years young, and it's probably obvios by my nick that i like deer hunting. I work as an operator for a petroleum company and have been doing that for about 14 years. I have been married to a very understanding lady for 23 years. I keep telling her I just need 1 more thing for hunting and she always goes along with it. I like reloading, deer and hog hunting,fishing,camping,hiking, and fishing.
Posted by: CoyoteSmak

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/09/03 03:01 PM

My name is Gary Robertson in Layton, Utah. I am new to UBB and am finding that this is where I get answers on how to call for coyotes. Been huntin' deer in Utah for the last 23 years and recently decided to get to some of my roots. As a kid growing up in Salina, Kansas, I frequently called the dogs, but then life happend and eventually ended in Utah. The only weapon I have now is my Remington 721 in 30-06, but hope to get my varmint rifle soon. I want to thank UBB and all moderators for running a class bulletin board.
Posted by: Bud Nadeau

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/09/03 06:33 PM

Hi everyone, been calling since the late 70s mostly in Az. and a little here in Vt. Guys...when there is a discussion on calling respones, eastern and western I can tell you there is a big differance. The West is Best... Im a vermont native and moved to Arizona in 77, spent 21 great years out there hunting and fishing. I got into the tradeshow industry years ago and have a shop here in vt. at my home. I do mainly custom interiors and 2-3 exhibits a year. Just enough to keep me hunting in a few diff. states. Theres nothing like 3-4 yotes loping in on you,it'll sure get ya going... :eek:
Posted by: Todd Woodall

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/09/03 07:51 PM

Hello
I am a 24 year old born and bred Texan. Thank God
Predator hunting has been a passion since a young age. No deer were i grew up so coyotes suffered for them. Havent stopped since. I am a Paramedic Fire Fighter by trade and a hunter by the grace of God. Been married for 3 years and have two lovely daughters and a very understanding wife. One 4 and the other 10 months. Im new to the forum and have enjoyed every minute. Anyone from around Weatherford Texas give me a shout.
Posted by: Charley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/15/03 01:09 PM

18 yr. old male here. Senior in high school this year. Have loved hunting most of my life, kinda been away from it for a few years but really getting back into it now. I love fishing and above all the great outdoors
Posted by: night prowler

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/16/03 03:56 PM

My name is Bryan Baldwin I'm 34,been married to the same woman for 13 years have a daughter(10)and a son(8).All of us hunt.I spent 4 years as a Marine(88-92)I'm presently employed as a flooring grader
Posted by: CYThunter22

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/16/03 09:54 PM

Hey everybody,
I have been surfing this site for a couple of months now, and I finally decided I would get a little more involved. Well I am from south east NM, and now live in Las Cruces. I am 22 years old and an aspiring wildlife/fisheries biologist. only have about a year left till I graduate. I have been varmit hunting since I can remember. Actually one of my earliest memories is of my first jack rabbit I ever shot while out coyote hunting with my dad. Anyways I am excited to be part of this site, and if anyone lives close and wants to drop me a line, feel free

Jed Murphy
Posted by: White Eagle

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/03 08:48 PM

Well
My name is David White Eagle( yep native american)
I am 45 years old married to the same woman for 20 years very happily I may add.I have studied martial arts for 7 years and earned a second dan black belt,I am a mason by trade and have spent most of my winters hunting the predators,I have been hunting for 33 of those 45 years so far I have killed a elk,black bear, fox,coyote and a whole mit full of deer.I love the predator masters Keep it going.....
Posted by: SavTxCajun

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/03 01:25 PM

Hello Everyone, name is AJ Himel, from New Orleans,La. retired Master Sergeant after 24yrs military service being drafted in '70 retired in '94. 2 daughters, 1 son all grown and on thier own. Patty and I still put in 40 hour weeks and looking for retirement in some years. I've gotten a bug about this coyote hunting and have to try it out. Shooting a 22lr and pushing it for all it's worth and then some for the time being and looking for a 22-250 soon. I've also got a .44 Ruger carbine but don't want to make the yot dissapear. I'm going to see how good a caller I can be and try to get them within 50yds or so.
All take care and God Bless ya and America.
Posted by: Huntaholic

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/03 05:18 PM

I just saw this thread. I posted a brief intro of myself on another board, but I'll add more here. I'm 27, unmarried, no kids and living in Indianapolis. My passions in life are hunting and fishing. I feel work is just something I do to kill time between hunts and support the habit. Waterfowl, deer, turkey, and now predators are my main prey. Smallmouth and walleye are my others. So now for the cautions . I'm opinionated and not shy about it. What are my strong opinions? I hate (in every sense of the word): litterers, dumpers, killers (you know what I mean), busters (game laws), poachers, polluters, and anyone who shows open disdain for wildlife and the environment that supports us. Hell even a dog knows not to sh*t where he lives, why do we?
Posted by: bird

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/03 05:34 PM

Here goes nothin
I am from ogden utah hunt primarily coyote.
i have a 7 year old son that loves to go calling with dad.
Posted by: darrell

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/03 11:46 AM

Posted by: darrell

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/03 11:47 AM

hi my name darrell leafgreen from south of moline il town called Rio. work as a escalator assembler for KONE in moline for 15yrs. been married 4yrs have 7 kids some steps. just started trying to yote hunt this year none yet. still learning from this great site. any and all help needed. o im 37 for now.
Posted by: coyotehunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/26/03 09:12 PM

hello my name randy lockhart im 45yrs old married going on 7 years. have two boys 10 and 9.im a millwoker and taxidermist on the side. i like calling coyotes, grayfox and raccoons. ive trapped and called sence the late 60s.its good to be here. hopefully ill learn something new from you folks.
Posted by: coyotehunter 1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/26/03 10:20 PM

Hey Randy,
welcome!
I like your handle
Posted by: Yogi

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/27/03 08:24 AM

Hi, my name is Scott. I am 43 years old and have been married for about 7 years now. Marriage came late due to the fact that there are not many women walking aroud the timbers where I have spent most of my life. I have 2 children, Maddie 4 and Carson 2. Even though they take up a lot of my time I still find time to hunt.

Been hunting deer and turkeys for many years. Started calling coyotes several years back in an attempt to extend my hunting season. Needless to say I have become addicted.

Most of my week however is spent teaching 6-8 physical education which I have been doing for 20 years now.

Am enjoying meeting all of you and look forward to your continued advice.
Posted by: crazycaller

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/27/03 10:39 AM

Howdy, My name is Michael Fery. Born and raised in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. Thirty-one years old and have been hunting since I was a little tyke. Been married almost 6 months now and it's been great. I'm a soil scientist and work with cereal grains and soil fertility.

Started hunting mostly deer on the family farm. Did some trapping in my early years and quit when prices dropped off and turned to just shooting the vermin instead. Opened a whole new arena, critter hunting. Don't really remember why I decided to order some predator calls but did and was extremely lucky my first time out. There were some non-believers in the family who told me I was stupid to spend so much money ($40) on 3 calls but after calling in my first yote to about 10 yards (first time out) opinions changed. Have had some luck afterwards but haven't really put in the time, scouting and door knocking so my hunting has been limited the last few years. Also finished school, did some waterfowl hunting, fishing, and bought a house so much of my time is directed to other areas. I have other hobbies also that take time and money, scuba diving and building a hovercraft. I'm hoping to be able to do more hunting soon as the thrill of having a coyote come in is great.

I could go on and on but that's some high points. Glad to find others who enjoy hunting so much, only wish I would have found the site years ago.

Take it easy and hunt safe.

Michael
Posted by: Maverick

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/27/03 02:55 PM

Howdy All,
I am new here at PM, my hunting partner told me about this site.
I'm 34 yrs young, have been hunting Coyotes for about 8 yrs now,
I am quickly becoming addicted to reading of other lunatics storys, (yes I think you need to be a little off base to be a pred/hunter, and thats a good thing!) its nice to know I'm not one of few... and see that there really is many of us out there screaming like dog food to the varmin of the world.

I have tried many calling techniques over the years and have found one that you all should try out... it's quite simple really... I take my wife of a decade and a half out to the stands with me, set her downwind about 20 yards out, (its kind of a baiting type situation) and within 20 miutes time, every coyote within a half mile radius runs straight in!!! they are practically begging for me to shoot'em in the head, as to not have to listen to her nag on and on about my wanting to hunt all the time... I'm telling you, this call works!

Good luck all! many calls to ya!

Mav...
Posted by: shaun

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/03 08:39 PM

G,day! I,m a 34year old . Married with 2 kids one of each. My wife is also a shooter and hopefully my son and daughter will be also.I am a spraypainter by trade and do a bit of weekend work ridding farms(ranches) of rabbits and foxes.Love to get over there to the states one day and do a bit of shooting but for the mean time I,m tied down with the kids and work. Hope to hear from any keen shooters interested in a chat.Good shooting to you all!
Posted by: walleye

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/03 06:20 AM

My name is Dick Maguire. I live in Northern Illinois, a town called Harvard, about 20 miles east of Rockford. I'm 55, married for 30 years with 3 daughters (The Maguire Sisters), 3 grandchildren. I'm self employed manufacturing trophies, awards, engraving and more for 23 years now. Started hunting on our family farm at 5-6 years old. Took about 20 years off after service but the new son-in-laws got me going again. There isn't much upland game in this area so our focus is deer and coyotes. Coyotes have become my passion for winter recreation in the last few years. I love to fish. Spent about 6 years fishing various tournaments on the MWC walleye circuit. Make at least one trip to Canada a year and a few outings to neighborhood lakes in Wisconsin. Looking forward to retirement so I can enjoy the great outdoors even more. I enjoy PM alot and hope my posts are helpful to all.

Thanks and Good Hunting to All. Be safe, and support the NRA.
Posted by: BRANDON FLETT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/02/03 01:30 PM

im 19 i still live with my parents with my baby and fiancee ive been hunting coyotes since i was 14 and trapping yotes since i was 10 and went with my dad on his line when i was younger ive worked taxidermy until my trainer past away he was my cousin big change in my life after he passed away i graduated highschool last year i am getting trained on being a carpenter and also starting my own taxidermy shop with my 14 year old cousin.
Posted by: SRS 1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/05/03 08:42 AM

Hello, my name is shane and I am a union millwright. 28 yrs old single, no kids, christian. I am what some would call a gun nut . I think I have about 20 guns right now. I like any sport that lets me use a weapon I am all for. Plus, these coyotes make deer huntin easy. I am always in the woods when I have time.
Posted by: White Hunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/03 04:58 PM

Hello fellow PM members. My name is Dick White I live NE CO. I hunt CO. and SW Neb. I am 68 yr old and have raised 1 boy and 2 girls, have 7 grandkids. I lost my wife to cancer Sep 4 1996. The LORD blessed me with a sweetheart in Oct 1999. She has a grown boy & girl and 3 grandkids. I hunted a lot growing up but in the middle of my life I was too busy trying to get rich. I have been in Agriculture all my life. Finally decided I was not going to get rich, so started hunting again in 2000. I shot lots of coyotes before then, but never called one til my friend introduced me to the sport 3 years ago. Now I am completely hooked. I hunt at least 3 times a week from about Oct to Mar In the summer I shoot prairie dogs to stay in practice. There are 2 towns on my property, was 3 but that one was too close to my house. (I could sit on my patio and shoot them) I started team-roping when I was about 46 yrs old, but have slacked up on that the last two years. Enjoy PM especially the pic.
Posted by: sscoyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/03 10:14 PM

Hi my name's Steve Hugel, and I'm a Med. Lab Tech., USAF Reservist, and i write freelance for some of the gun rags out there. Like Steve Timm, i don't do it for the money- i just like to tell a story with the written word, and if i can touch someone's heart with it, well so much the better. I just got engaged @ 45 y.o., and i can still go hunting as long as i clean up my room, and put up my toys.
Posted by: LONE HOWL

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/03 10:45 PM

I havent paid attention to this thread in quite awhile, so welcome everyone!
Steve Hugel, Ive enjoyed your articles in VH and Trapper.
Posted by: MarkNTennessee

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/07/03 10:36 PM

My name is Mark Creek, I'm from Charleston, TN. I'm 29yrs old. I have been hunting since I was 11, But I just recently got into predator hunting about 2 years ago. I'm Disabled Veteran from the USAF, Where I was a F-16 Crew Chief. I'm on my second marriage for 5 going on 6 years. I have 3 kids 2 boys and 1 girl, ages are 9g, 8b, 5b.
Posted by: jpouillon

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/08/03 04:32 PM

Gentleman, my name is Jim Pouillon and I'm new to the site and to calling. I guess I liked the idea of 1)year-round hunting and 2) a good excuse to go out and buy a whole lot of new centerfires. Im a doctor (podiatrist) in the Navy scheduled to get out this August and finally go back home to Michigan. I'm the first person in my family to go to college and it seems like my whole life has been "learn from the mistakes as you go" My main outdoor activities are running, biking, triathlon but I have always loved the outdoors. You probably won't hear from me too much for a while, I came here to read and learn....sort of a spin off of "no one ever learned anything by talking". I think this is a great website....and I give you guys all the credit for making it a great website. One thing about being in the Navy and living by the ocean....these guys throw back fish big enough to set records back home. I couldn't believe someone could call a 36 inch bass "small".
Posted by: jpouillon

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/08/03 04:35 PM

Posted by: sscoyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/11/03 11:12 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by LONE HOWL:
[qb]I havent paid attention to this thread in quite awhile, so welcome everyone!
Steve Hugel, Ive enjoyed your articles in VH and Trapper.[/qb][/QUOTE]Thks. Lone Howl, I've got one coming up in the next issue of VH mag. entitled, "Become the Predator", that i dedicated to my late coyote hunting partner. It's a little different, i hope you like it.
Posted by: RonS

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/18/03 09:17 PM

Good evening all. my name is ron stotts and live in northern calif. not to far from reno, nev. have 3 kids, none at home, and 5 grandkids. married 31 years and going strong. work for an independent auto shop as as electrician and smog tech. hunting yotes for four years now, learning to call better all the time. very few dogs here right now. this time of year they disappear somewhere to den. shoot a remington .22-250 and love the long shots. look forward to shoot with you. good shooting and be safe.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/10/03 10:34 PM

This has been buried for a while. How bout you new guys dropping a few words here.
Posted by: PikeFisher

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/11/03 03:02 PM

Guess I'll step up to the plate.

I'm 30yrs old, fished and hunted for as long as I can remember (thanks Dad, I owe you one for that), married with two kids (6 mths, 3yrs). Can't wait until they are old enough to come with. Until about two years ago I've mostly pursued fish, elk and deer. My buddy CLOS changed that with a praire dog shoot and a couple of times out calling for yotes. Last year gave archery a try and (hope the wife isn't listening) got hooked as well. So....between hunting big game, varmits, upland birds, fish varmits, working on my classic cars(68 camaro, 61 & 69 4x SWB pickups, and newly aquired 72 4x Jimmy), I am also an avid Broncos fan and now realize why the wife is always mad at me. Also trying my hand at training a black lab that hopefully will be a good bird dog and longtime hunting companion.
Happy to be a part of such a friendly and informative borad!
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/11/03 03:11 PM

Wow Pikefisher, life around your place sure sounds rough Welcome to PM
Posted by: LionHo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/11/03 05:01 PM

Thanks, Redfrog, for bringing this one Back To Top. It appears to be the site's all-time highest post-count topic.

From what I read in the archives, AZWill not only started this thread, he founded this community and this website, and has since passed on. Seems AZWill passed on quite a legacy here. Let's keep his thread going. Pardon me if I'm reading between the lines some, since I came along relatively recently and only after AZWill was already gone, but I gather he thought if we all got to know more about the other guy (walk a mile in his moccassins, so to speak) we might have a more productive and smooooother dialog. Only sorry I didn't get to know the man personally.

I've been posting so much lately, my life reads like an open book, or a soap, or a dramedy: 43 yr old bachelor, pro wildlife photographer/ humor writer/ astronomical observatory caretaker. Into capturing a mountain lion image on film in the worst way. 22 yrs clean and sober 12-step member who's still in denial about his big-time big cat issues...

LionHo
Posted by: 360guy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/11/03 08:20 PM

Good time as any for my first post. My handle is the first question people ask me .. 360Guy .. All-around Guy ... Name is Guy
I mainly hunt waterfoul in the winter but I still need something to do when the season closes. Just got into reloading centerfire. I might have a few questions so any of you reloading gurus bear with me. Live in Salt Lake City and love to shoot p-dogs. I sell cars at a chevy dealership. 42 years old ... overweight, smoke too much, drink too much, married, two kids. Spent quite a few years importing and exporting exotic wood. hope to meet a few of you guys.
Posted by: Joel Hughes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/11/03 09:38 PM

Hello. I'm 29. Originally from Stephenville, TX. Went to college at Abilene Christian where I met my beautiful wife, then after graduation moved out here to Midland where I am a database administrator and accountant for an independent oil and gas company. I have 2 awesome daughters (3 year-old & 7 month-old).

Been a hunter ever since I can remember, mainly deer and dove. Grew up messing with calling and doing some night predator hunting, but just recently got back into it, in a big way. In fact I'd say I'm addicted. With everyone's help here and hopefully lots more practice, I plan to get much better.

I enjoy the knowledge here at this site. You guys keep up the good work.

God bless,

Joel Hughes
Posted by: AR Tom

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/12/03 03:04 AM

Hi,
name is Tom Mitchell and I'm 55. Got a lady who hunts and shoots with me, and a 19 year old son who also hunts and shoots. Into bowhunting deer, blackpowder deer, pheasants and partridge, ducks, geese, rabbits, squirrels, and of course, preditors and varmints. Weapons list includes a custom AR15, Marlin 882ss .22 mag, Franchi 612 12 gauge semi-auto, Knight .50 cal blackpowder, Walther P-22 and Beretta Neos pistols, and a Browning Prism compound bow.

Just getting into preditors and varmints so this forum is a great resource. Trapped, hunted, and fished since I was 6, so I do have a bit of critter knowledge.

Work as a print technician 4 nights a week, so I have time to hunt. Also make and sell custom cork waterfowl decoys.

Great forum and a great bunch of guys! Thanks!
Posted by: shotgun willy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/12/03 05:01 AM

new to the forum, still trying to figure this thing out.
i am 52 years old , single with one son age 12, if you think thats surprising how do you think i felt last year when i found out.

been hunting all my life, started at age one throwing clods at grasshoppers, boy were those the cheap days of ammunition, even then i was a reloader. a little water mixed with dirt and add a day of sunshine and you have clods.
i have lived in most places i have seem mentioned here. i have spent a lot of time in colorodo, new mexico, texas(el paso),arizona and utah. i even spent a little time with doc howard in las cruces nm. served my stint with adc and married a gal who went to slippery rock.

by the way wiley (steve huber)are you still havint trouble hitting running coyotes?
Posted by: Iron Pony

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/12/03 10:43 AM

Well I'm 6'1.5", Blonde hair, blue eyed 215 pounds.

Seriously, 34 years old, married, no children yet. Built a new house in the country, have a shooting range on the property and a bench on my back deck that overlooks the pasture. I like to eat, hunt, drink beer and good scotch, smoke a cigar, Arturo Fuente, Punch are my favorites. Blasted a Coyote while smoking a Partagas with my 300 Win Mag last year while sitting on my Dad's tractor, took the shot off hand 120 yards.
Favorite rifle, Winchester M70's
Favorite shotguns, Brownings
Favorite handguns, Colt
I love to fish as well, black bass, hybrids and Giant High fin Blue cats are my favorite in freshwater.
Nickname, Gator
PM name, Iron Pony
Politcal affiliation, Republican
Favorite Lake, FORK, you just don't know what lurks down there.
Favorite Creek, Barton Creek in Austin
Favorite Bass boat, Ranger, I hear they still build them one at a time?
Favorite Bass reel, SHIMANO
ROD, G-LOOMIS
Favortie sports, College Football, College Basketball and Texas High School Football. Go CHAP's.
Posted by: danurve

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/12/03 12:43 PM

Greetings from Central NY state; the name is John, im 41, live just north of Syracuse. I work tech support for a great software company also located in Syracuse. Two daughters 18 & 14, one son 12. I spend time with them weeding out some of the liberal nonsence infesting our public schools. After I got separated about 12 years ago now, a friend of mine re-introduced me to being outdoors, hunting & fishing. Nature literally saved my @ss. I hunt mainly southernteer NY, shotgun only for deer zone.

I own a M88 smoothbore, trusty ol' 12 guage with a spare rib-vent I use for Turkey. Since southernteer NY is shotgun only for deer this unforgiving scattergun has been an invaluable tool.
I own a Marlin 25mn 22wmr, I love this rimfire. It is responsible for finding the avid squirrel hunter within me. I hunt other small game with it as well. When I need a little stress relief or just feel like plinkin' its great. This is also the rifle I've used to help teach my kids about safety and shooting.
I recently bought a brand new Remington 700 VLS in .243 - sweet rifle. Looking forward to some northern zone time with this puppie.

I enjoy calling game, especially turkeys. I'm a little new to calling / hunting varmints, but a new hunting challenge is always a good thing.

To good shooting!
Posted by: Robert Dutton

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/12/03 07:14 PM

i dotn suppose the 18yr old daughter of u is lookin for a date now is she? lol
Posted by: Bud Nadeau

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/12/03 09:48 PM

DOWN- BOY- DOWN
Robert get a grip :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/12/03 10:09 PM

Thanks guys, I hope you like what you see and decide to stick around. Maybe even buy some raffle tickets, if'n you ain't skeered to get up close and personal with a Canadian bear.
360 guy, welcome and fire away with those reloading questions. That "Fire away" is just an expression, you understand. the reloading forum is always smoking and that ain't from a reloading error. :eek:
Posted by: marinesg1012

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/12/03 10:20 PM

20 years old living in Hanoi, Vietnam, as a Marine Security Guard. I use to hunt anything that was legal. I also use to trap, though I wasn't very good and fish when I had time. I use this forum and the few other good ones to stay in touch with the outdoors. Not married and no kids, and none planned. Working on my college degree in history. After that one is done I am going to start working on a psychology degree. I plan to start calling and hunting predators a lot more once I return home. This is a great site and I stop by and look around a lot. Keep up the good work guys have a good one and talk to you all later.
-Adam Cpl USMC
Posted by: danurve

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/13/03 08:32 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Robert Dutton:
[qb]i dotn suppose the 18yr old daughter of u is lookin for a date now is she? lol[/qb][/QUOTE]She said to tell you .. "My Dad has a shovel and a big back yard, nobody will miss you."
Posted by: dogcaller

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/16/03 09:29 PM

Hello,
Names Terry, am 54yrs. old, married 25yrs. to the lovliest woman in the world.She doesn't hunt, but she understands. Have 3 sons, 24, 22, and 17, 2 daughters,20 and 14.Am a nebraskan by birth and darned proud of it. Live in Kansas now, because that is where the wife is from. The boys and I hunt anything we can when we can. I finally got serious about coyote calling a year ago the boys are into it also. Shoot a .220 swift for coyotes, and a 25.06 for deer. Really enjoy the site.
Dogcaller,
Posted by: ryanbr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/17/03 11:13 PM

My names Ryan Browning. Ijust found this sight and joined to night. Bought a call and have been hooke since first yote came in. Alot of dogs here in north central indiana now (cant wait for nov. to get here.)

Ive been married for 4yrs next month, two step children and one wild three year old boy of my own who thinks shooting prarie dog is the greatest thing on earth.

i'm 30 and in the ag-fertilizer bus. so it provides me with some good huntin oppertunities. Well enough about me.
Posted by: cat whacker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/20/03 01:30 PM

Well here goes. My name is James Hood. Born and raised in west central Texas. Just turned 50, can`t tell any difference from 30. I am in the ranching and outfitting business. Raise registered Charolais cattle, wheat and hay. Own and operate Big COuntry Outfitters. Guided hunts for white-tail, mule deer, hogs, Turkeys and predators. Varmint hunt about 70 days a year, and have been since the late 60`s. Have a Masters Degree in Wildlife Mgmt. and was fortunate enough to have a Manufacurers represenative job for a major animal health co untill I took early retirement 5 years ago. Allowed me to meet most of the major landowners in Texas mainly south and west. Great oportunity to pick up hunting country while makeing way more money than I was worth.
Posted by: Woodrow

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/20/03 02:07 PM

Cat Whacker, I checked out your website yesterday cause I was looking for a mule deer hunt....I didn't know your name, but I was wondering if that was you since Bronte isn't that big!

Anyway, here is me:

I turned 25 yesterday. Started hunting when I was 6. Have been hooked ever since. I hunt and fish.....but more hunting. I graduated from Abilene Christian University where I played baseball and met my wife. I have been married for almost a year and it is wonderful. I sell commercial insurance for a brokerage called Arthur J. Gallagher. My wife and I are fixin to move into a house in Cypress, Texas (outside Houston). I have been calling for several years, with hand calls, but it is only once or twice a year.............this year will be different!!!! I have hunted everything but geese and phesant in Texas. With deer hunting being my #1 passion. Predators are #2, but a strong #2! I am also a Christian (lastly, but certainly not leastly!!!).

I am really enjoying this site.....it is killing my work production!
Posted by: littletoes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/21/03 01:00 AM

Hey CatWacker, need an employee? Well, a little about me, huh. I'm 37, have 4 great kids, and an amazing, beutiful wife, who lets me hunt, a lot! Grew up breaking horses with my dad, started construction when I was 12. Most of my family is in Texas, lived in Levelland as a kid. That was a long time ago. I lived in most of the western states as a small kid, as my dad traveled around following the Horse racing circuit. Construction payed better, but sure wasn't more fun, so now I am a steamfitter/asbestos supervisor/inspector, gas fitter, blah, blah, blah. Anything that has to do with pipe. (Don't want to bore you guys). Am trying to get into 'yote hunting, but, like everything-money&TIME!
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/10/03 08:47 PM

How about you new guys? Tell us who you are.
Posted by: KeeKee

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/03 01:29 AM

Im not new but for some reason I never did leave a post here. So....Here we go!

My name is Brent I have three Ya three kids! One boy and two girls. I work as a maint supervisor and PLC programer for pepsi cola. Been there for 10 years now. I go a little guiding for turkeys, and build custom turkey calls and some elk, deer, and predator calls now and then.I pro staff for Woodswise Calmasters and Realtree. I bowhunt alot, fish ( salt and fresh water) Do some camping and PREDATOR hunt alot. Predator hunt both day and night, work alot of nightshifts so do alot of my calling in the days. I started writing some articles in the last year and am still trying to get that down to an art.(Dont know if its got to happen!) Spend my spare time doing turkey calling contest. And building calls! :eek:
Posted by: corey22

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/03 06:23 AM

My name is Corey Wiesel, I am 22 years old, gonna
be 23 next month. I love hunting, trapping, and
I like to fish too. I help my dad out in his
taxidermy shop, Terry's taxidermy. I have been
hunting since I was 12 and have been going after
predators for 3 or 4 years now. I think this site
is great, I love reading the stories and giving/
getting tips and advice on predator hunting.
Posted by: FurBall57

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/03 02:08 PM

Hey all! New member here! Great site, and some great folks hanging out here, also.
My name is Gene, and I'm 46. Been married to a great gal for 22 years, have two kids that are grown and gone. I'm a country boy through and through! Grew up in farm country in a little bitty community in north central PA. I've done a bunch of hunting, fishing, and varmint thinning over the years, but slowed down a lot when my kids became teenagers and I needed to supply a little more green to keep up with demands! I just a month ago started back into the fox hunting after giving it up for 20 years or so. Looking forward to those cold nights out in the dark again!
Posted by: MichiganYoteToter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/03 05:57 PM

Hey guys, Derek here, im 19 years old, and a 2nd year Criminal Justice student, emphasizing in Law Enforcemnt bachelors. Hope to be just a plain old police officer some day. Right now I go to Lake Superior State University, but am transfering to Grand Valley State University next semester. My actual home is right around the Kalamazoo area. Did I mention that I :rolleyes: like to hunt?
Posted by: Eddie Hawkins

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/03 06:41 PM

Im 33 years old Im married have 1 girl and 1 more due in January, I work for the post office I dont post vary often like to just read all the posts. Im in my 5th season of coyote hunting got off to a slow start my 1st year and a half the last year went really well. Im pretty much addicted have given up my other hobbies and really hate the summer now, cant wait til Sunday morning.
Posted by: Texasguy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/03 07:43 PM

My name is Kenny and I live in Grand Prairie Texas. Grew up in Abilene, then moved to East Texas when I was a high schooler. Been hunting since I was 8 , now I am 32 , I think. I work for Union Pacific railroad as a operation manager, and unfortunatly it takes up way to much of my time. I have a lease in Cisco and have gotten intersested in pred hunting again. When I was a kid , I can remember duct taping flashlights to my single shot 12 guage and hand calling for coyotes in the Trinity river bottoms. I kind of would like to get back to those days.
Posted by: SUTER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/11/03 07:57 PM

Hay i'm shawn suter, i'm 30. I'm a Gulf War Vet. Moved down from northen mn to the twin cites to be with the little women. So if any of you guys are around here need a hunting partner give me a buzz. Been hunting varmits since dad taught me how to shoot. I must be doing somthing wrong cause i don't have as much luck as alot of you. still learning, any pointers?
Posted by: JGarrett

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/14/03 09:32 AM

I'm John Garrett, 43, and live in the country about 15 miles south of Lampasas TX. Born and raised in Midland. Currently I manage parking structures at a major university in Austin. Married to a great gal for 18 yrs, have 2 boys (10 and 5). Love to hunt dove, quail, deer (when the freezer get's bare), and varmints. Shoot a sweet 16 for birds, 22 hornet and 6mm Rem for everything else. Am big into reloading for the above. Enjoy reading all the great tips on this forum. Thanks for all the great info.
Posted by: crittrgittr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/15/03 03:51 AM

My name is Greg, I live in Spring Lake,Mi. I'll be turning 44 at the end of this month. I'm single. My Dad started me fishing when I was 3, and hunting when I was 8. Love anything to do with the outdoors. Really love to hunt anything that has to be "called", but this predator hunting has gotten to be an obsession!
Posted by: Tazman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/15/03 09:09 AM

About me....My name is Ric and I grew up in Central IL but spent the last 3 years in MI where I worked for General Motors. I got transfered to Indianapolis (Allison Transmission) about 18 months ago and I really like it. I am also a part time police officer so I tend to stay busy. I am 36 years old and I have a 15 year old son who is pretty awesome. I recently met an awesome girl who's name is Shannon and things are going well....but they always do at first!!lol I have been hunting coyotes for about 7 years but just recently really started calling. Jerry White has been helping me with my calling techniques but I haven't had any luck yet. I have learned a great deal from this sight and I hope to attend a hunt or two with everyone. My rifles are currently a Weatherby 22-250, Remington custom .243AI, and a Sig-STR tactical .308. Well I guess that's enough about me for now.
Posted by: bubbaz222

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/20/03 09:05 PM

I want to keep this post going so here goes. My name is Bob and am 60 and retired. Been calling yotes for 30yrs. It's like some cancers, you can't shake off the disease lol. Raised 3 kids 1 woman that raised me. Still haven't grown up. Shot rockchucks in central Or. for over 30yrs. Probably killed over 2000 chucks. Hunted prairie dogs in Montana on 3 different trips. My wife and I ride a H D scooter around the country. Only thing we do together. She doesn't hunt. I drove a linen truck for 29yrs. Teamster job. This thread is a GREAT source of information. Never liked computors till I found this site. Got to go so I can check out some new posts. Bob
Posted by: daveyboy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/21/03 11:33 AM

Hey folks as you might have guessed my name is dave and I'm 52 going on 18.I'm born and raised here in Arizona,and love the outdoors as most of you do also.I used to trap a lot in the 70's when fur prices were high and it was still legal to trap here in arizona(thanks bunny huggers)I've been married to a great lady for 25 years we never had any kids she said she was too busy raising me .I just started up predator calling and so far I've had some pretty good luck calling in as I was fortunate to call in a fox,coyote & bobcat into 1 setup at the same time.My neighbor & I also are into fishing bigtime,we both have lots of catfish over 50# from bartlett lake in the photo album,his brotherinlaw caught the 2nd biggest in state history 68 1/2#,his name is don paul its in the big fish of arizona book.Also lots of big brown trout, have caught 3 8 1/2# browns from reservation and chevelon lakes.I've really been blessed in all the good lord has allowed me to experience in my life and I always try to give some back by helping someone else experience the same thrills the outdoors has given me.God bless you all and I am hoping to meet some of you in Globe at the predator hunt.take care daveyboy
Posted by: Ky-ote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/23/03 06:31 PM

OK, I'm 47 years old. Lived in South Dakota for the first 23 and in Albany,Oregon for the last 24. Been married to the same understanding wife for 28 years. Have two kids that are 28 and 24. Work at a papermill which is good wages but the best coyote calling in Oregon is definitely on the East side(known as God's Country to me.) Unfortunately I live on the West side. Usually take a couple of weeks in the Fall to go over there. Endless public land with good coyote numbers. This year I made 215 calls, called 84 coyotes killing 52. Always carry two guns out on my calls, Remington SP-10 gauge loaded with #4 Buck and a Remington 700 in 22-250. Pretty well use all electonic calls now. Johnny Stewart and a Kirk caller.Used only hand calls the first 7 years I hunted them. Hearing loss from various things have caused me to go to the electronics. Just ordered the Loudmouth after reading the reviews on it but I'm way back on the backorder list I am sure. Well I best shut up. My lovely wife says I can talk constantly about hunting and of course she is right!
Posted by: grassyknollassassin

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/24/03 07:26 AM

Hello Everyone,

My name is Kirk, I live in Gillham, Arkansas, used to live in New mexico, and have spent some time just south of Abilene. I am 32, married, work for Weyerhaeuser, as an instrument technician, and love to spend every moment outside.
I hunt deer, crows, rabbits, Coyotes, fox, bobcats, Hogs (we have tons of hogs here ) and pretty much anything else.

My choice gun for most things besides deer is a Ruger M77 all weather in .223. For deer I really like the .270. or a 3.5" 12 gauge. Most all the land around here is owned by Weyerhaeuser, and it is pine timber, pine plantations/thickets, and clear cuts.

Besides hunting, I ride a 2003 HD wide glide, and a stable full of Honda 4 wheelers.
Posted by: bubbaz222

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/25/03 04:43 PM

Hey grassy We have feral swine here in Oregon and I want to go gun 'em down. The state wildlife commision wants them all killed off. They are a pest. Do you think a 243 is enough to kill them before they get me? Never hunted hogs before. It might be a break in the yote hunting How do you hunt them, calling or spot and stalk? Let me know.
Posted by: chubbs

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/27/03 12:28 AM

My name is Todd Perkins. From Virginia. 6'3" @ 254lbs. Im 15. Turn 16 Sunday , the 28th. Just started predator hunting. Stay in the outdoors just about. Deer and turkey when whenever the season's open. Make my own turkey calls. I just started trying to make predator calls but cant get them to work. I play football at left offensive tackle. I lift weights four days a week. I fish often, most of it being flyfishing. I like to tie flies also. Do some bird watching when I find time.

Todd
Posted by: kamikaziroo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/28/03 06:05 PM

About me;
New member to this site,(hello everyone), - looks fantastic!
Real name, Samantha. Im a taxidermist here in Australia. Any excuse to go hunting and im there. Im married, have 2 kids under 7 that love hunting also,(some say a bit TOO much :rolleyes: ),and have a couple of dogs we use to pull down the hogs, if i'm not shooting.Like to do a bit of 'ferreting' with shotties instead of nets.
Favorite weapon is the 30;06, though i used the 22;250 for many yrs. Live on the coast, so fishing is a must also.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/03/04 09:38 PM

New year...new members.Step up people and tell us about yourselves.
Posted by: Smith

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/03/04 10:51 PM

O.K. My real name,most of the time is Lucas. I'm 30. Have 2 kids, 1 girl @ 6, 1 boy @ 3. I married into a 35,000 acre hell hole. Its not that bad. My wife and I have a 450 mother cow operation. We still do everything horseback. We don't own 1 atv. I enjoy hunting and more hunting when I can get tore away from the ranch.

I would have to say I live for bow hunting! My wife enjoys hunting with me, sometimes. My daughter Riata lives for it same as me. She called in her first coyote this year, not old enough to shoot, but old enough to make some niose through a call. My son is a mamma's boy but he's starting to come around.
Posted by: Heath Wegner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/04/04 09:47 AM

I'm 24yr.s old single (and loving it) been varmint hunting for about 3yr.s now and can't get enough of it. I was born and raised in Big Spring, Tx. which is where I still live. I work at the refinery here in Big Spring as an Inspector been inspecting for about 3yr.s now and enjoy it quite a bit. I also enjoy hunting deer,turkey, hogs, well just about anything I can legally hunt. Also like chasing that 2 legged deer around.
Posted by: mattecoyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/04/04 10:21 AM

Name is Matt age 20. Finishing up school to be an electrician. Started hunting with my dad as long as I can remember. From out in middle of no where. Was lucky growning up could there was good hunting and fishing with in walking distance of my house. Got hooked. Started call predator 4-5 yrs ago. Got tired of calling in bobcats and coyotes turkey hunting so started going after them. Once you get one your hooked.
Posted by: Darknight

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/04/04 01:50 PM

My name is Terry Foust and I'm from the city of Dixon in north-central Illinois. I'm 29 years old and am currently finishing up my Animal Sciences/Pre-veterinary degree at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. I have become addicted to coyote and fox calling and must say that the feeling of being hunted is a rush I don't believe I will ever get over!

I enjoy fishing, hunting pheasants, racing mountain-bikes, and enjoying the outdoors in general.

I hope to be accepted to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2005 where I will join my girlfriend in learning to become a large animal veterinarian. Keep your fingers crossed for me on that one though everybody!

I would like to thank everyone in advance for their generosity of sharing their knowledge and experiences with me. The help is invaluable! I'll try to share some pictures with you all in the near future.

Take care,
Terry E. Foust (a.k.a.-DarkNight)
Posted by: Weasel-UT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/04/04 02:31 PM

Howdy folks! I have a few buck (coyote?) fever stories that I'll post later.
Posted by: Wlscott

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/04/04 02:37 PM

OK guys and gals...

I'm not actually new to the board, I actually registered a while back (Like a year ago). But I just started posting recently.

My name is Wes, I have a BS in Biology (that's right, a BS degree). Work for a large pork slaughter facility in the OK panhandle. I manage the water treatment facility, all environmental complience issues, and a chemistry lab.

I also am a veteran of the Gulf War (1st one), and a part time fire fighter.

I am married and have four kids (B 14, G 11, G 7, and G6), who bug me incessantly about taking them hunting. I did start taking them with me one at a time and am thinking that all the hunting gear I am going to have to buy them is going to cost me as much as college
Posted by: yote tracker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/05/04 02:17 PM

As my name says, yote tracker,i chase em down by tracking in the snow.I am 44 years old on the 23rd of this month.I have been fox and coyote hunting this way since i was 20 years old.I am married with 4 children,finally they are teenagers and up!I live in ottawa county michigan.we usually only hunt a ten or fifteen mile radius from Zeeland,michigan.last year we had 42 coyotes and 8 or 9 fox.In the earlier years of learning this hunting method we would average 60 -70 red fox a season.Then the yotes moved in,last year was our best with them...i hope we can hit that number again this season!I do attempt calling these critters from time to time,but the tracker in me always takes over!no patience!this site is my home away from home!m.a.plaggemars
Posted by: blak coyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/06/04 03:47 PM

Hi,my name is Duane,I,m from n.e.wi.I'm 39 married to afine lady 4yrs. been together for 8.I've 5 girls less 1,4yr.old I lost in 1989 to pedophile who strangled her,I'll never forget her in no matter what I do.My wife has 3girls & 2boys& together we have a son who suprised us about 2yrs. ago I've been trapping,hunting,fishing all my life thanks to my dad&uncle.Trapping is my passion, huntingis my life&fishing is my addiction.I love bow hunting whitetails,Ikilled my 1st. P&Y in 96, scored 138,shot afew other nice ones to.I mainly trap fox &coyote with avengance since1983, and trapped lot a beaver under ice,also do damage control, I'm a certified wi. state trapper ed. inst.I've been calling coyotes since 1991 and love it,its irony in motion, nothing like calling in akiller with murder on its mind and turning the tables on a dime.I worked on a fox ranch for 8 yrs. breeding fox A-I and put up fur by the 100's each yr. In summer I chase muskies for a thrill, biggest one to date is 44 in.I'm a volunteer fierman,belong on our search and rescue and water rescue teamsfor the last 11yrs.Just got on line a few weeks ago,it' been a God send to be able to talk with people while I take care of my 19mo. old son .I work nites.During the day we watch randy anderson new video calling coyotes 2 he just loves that coyote song in the begining.I've had him on my trapline with everyday since he was3mos. M girls have tagged along since they were old enough to talk.I think I've yammered on long enough.Never give up-die game!
Posted by: Robert Cobb

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/06/04 08:00 PM

wow, Duane... I'm very sorry to hear about your child!! My prayers go out to you and your family!!

You are obviously a very strong man!! I do hope the f****r was caught and killed!! It's very unfortunate that we are unable to deal with these scumbags on our own!!
Posted by: SureShot_77

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/06/04 11:46 PM

Age 26, White Caucasion, 6'3 230 lbs, name is Isaiah. blood type and social number, JK. LOL

I am Isaiah, I've been around hunting since I was very very young. Shot my first gun at at 5, been hunting ever since. Big passion is archery hunting. Started out with 20 lb recurve then a 35 lb long bow. Got my first Fred bear compound bow at age 12 55 lbs, bought a Martin bow at age 16 70 lbs(still have it) I primarly archery hunt early season for elk and deer. Then move on to rifle in October. I hunt rabbits, pheasants, little waterfowl, and my new love is predators. Still below archery hunting for elk/deer though.
I've been married 6 years this August and have a 17 month old son. I get out whenever I can and can't wait to pass on the tradition to my son (son's in the future) I work as a IT/Computer Tech for Dell Computer Inc. That's why the outdoors is that much more important to me, computer screens cloud the mind!
Take it easy and I love this board. Only got 99 pages left to read in the Predator section.
Posted by: blak coyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/07/04 11:26 AM

Thanks Robert,God,family & friends helps aperson get through that without going insane,unfortunatly we all dont live in texas, but God does,and one day he's got adate with him,until then,unfortunatly he gets to sit.(And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me,it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,and he were cast into the sea.Mark9:42.)
Posted by: Chumley Hunts Pa

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/11/04 02:23 AM

Greetings. First post here for me. Figured it was a good place to start.

My name is Kevin. I live in Western, Pa. 30 y/o. I have been hunting since I was 12, been tagging along as long as I can remember.
Fairly new to Predator hunting, got a few foxes, no coyotes yet!

I work full time as in Air Emergency Medicine. Volunterr Firefighter for 17 years, State Fire Academy Instructor. Member States Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Single, but dating the most amazing woman alive. She doesn't hunt, but loves deer meat and likes shooting with me...

Hope I can learn a lot from all of you guys.
Posted by: CB223

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/11/04 04:41 AM

My name is Chad. I only joined PM about a month ago, it's such an awesome site.

I'm soon to be 32 years old. I've been married for 8 yrs, have 3 kids 10g 8 b 5g. They all like to tag along in the woods here in Michigan. I'm a Journey man Tool & Die maker, I build plastic injection molds.

I started hunting at 12 with a friend (no one in my family hunted) have been hooked since. I started varmit and predator hunting 2 yrs ago, no success with predators yet. Most people in my area seem to drive whole blocks with groups of people, I want to call one in. I also hunt deer alot, small game, and waterfowl. Don't forget turkey. My wife starts to get upset this time of the year since I've been hunting as much as time will allow since September. I can't complain she's great.
Posted by: pyledriver

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/11/04 06:48 PM

Hello to all!

My name is Randy Pyle, I'm 39, married with two kids, boy 10, daughter 14 :eek: . My wife (of 15yrs) works at the Christian school my kids attend. My son is getting into hunting and fishing in-between racking up high scores on the Nintendo and my daughter thinks it's all gross while asking me why I didn't shoot 'that one', haha..

I first started hunting in my teens with some buddies. Took a few years break in my 20's but got back into really hard! I've fished all my life and been blessed to have some really nice private places to fish-one of which I finally caught that elusive 10 pounder last summer. I have a bass boat that hardly gets used since I mostly fish private ponds, haha!

I decided to seriously pursue coyotes this year which of course means I haven't seen one since! I bought an evil black rifle for the job-well and if the 'you know what' ever hits the 'rotary oscillating device'...

I AM a proud member of the 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy' that Hillary Rotten Clinton raves about! AND a NATIVE Texan amongst the heathen furriners here in north Dallas!
Posted by: Longdraw

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/16/04 11:21 AM

My name is Josh Boley, and I am 22 years old. I have got my college degree in Fire Protection Technology and am currently in Vo-Tech for EMT training. I hope to be a firefighter soon, They don't make a lot of money but it is more than I make right now. That would allow me to spend even more money on guns and hunting accessories. Which ultimately leads to more time in the woods. I love hunting deer, dove, and coyotes. I just recently got into predator hunting. During the summer time I spend my extra time bowfishing and fishing. I love bowhunting, it is such a rush. I am a hard core Republican. I have a girlfriend of 4 1/2 years who I will marry when I get a job as a firefighter. She doesn't mind me hunting(although I think she gets jealous of my guns), but she could not hunt them her self. "Those poor little animals..." yeah you all have heard it.
I am a Christian.
I am 6 foot 3 inches tall.
I weigh 205 pounds.
I wear contacts.
I love King of the Hill.
I think that is about all. Later
Posted by: Alaskan Wolfer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/16/04 11:49 AM

I go by the name of Jim Toney. Folks divorced when I was but a wee little lad Dad was an alci) even though I lived with my mom, my dad and I spent a lot of time together hunting, fishing, shooting, etc.

Mom married another alci (she was a bartender) he was a good guy but a drunk and a drug addict. I know that doesn't make much sense.

I quit school and got GED my Sophmore year and joined the Coast Guard during what should have been my Junior year.

I got married in June of what would have been my Senior year. We have been married for fifteen yeares this coming June.

1 wife, 3 kids and one on the way, a couple dogs and a few cats running around.

Equipment operator, tower climber, hydraulic apprentice, Real Estate investor, I do what it takes to get buy.

I am a Christian
I am a man of integrity
I am a better than average shot.
I would kill (or die) if need be for my family
I trap, hunt, fish, shoot, photo
I freelance write (most of my articles have been printed in Fur Fish Game) AW
Posted by: mountainyote80461

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/16/04 02:00 PM

My name is Jody Martinez. I am 33 and have lived in Leadville all my life. Went away for a short time to college and returned to god's country.. I used to work for a big ranch, taking care of cattle. Used to team rope quite a bit and in 1992 I became a Police Officer. I am about to finish my twelth year and do enjoy my job. I have a 9 year old daughter and two step sons who are 14. They both rodeo quite a bit and one won $23,000 this year team ropin. This is my first year Yote hunting. A new friend of mine moved here from Kansas and gave me the pill.. Now I am addicted. I used to ski a lot this time of year but haven't been out once since I started hunting Yotes. All my time now is spent chasin the dogs. Want to thank my father (my hero) for teaching me how to hunt and how to enjoy the outdoors.Great site thanks for letting me share!
Posted by: TimberToes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/04 01:18 PM

Name is Bryan Speed, got bit again, by the firearms, clays, and now hunting bug.
It started last Christmas when my Wife "celebrated" our 25 years of Marriege, by buying me a Marlin 880SQ .22 When were got married, on our first christmas, she bought me a Savage .22wmr, even though we were dirt poor.
I told her I could make money by hunting Foxes, and getting 35 dollars per pelt. Well, I went hunting called up one fox, a mangy looking gray, who never got closer than 500 yard or so.
I did not even know I had called it up, I only saw it run away after I gave up and walked about 100 yards from the brush pile I was in.

We lived in the Western Ky. area, Calvert City and Paducah. Before that I was in Pensacola Fl.

I am looking forward to doing some "real" hunting, getting all "geared up" with clothing, etc. Got my maps and books on the public texas areas, and may get to do some limited amount on a guys private ranch. I have alwyas been interested in Varmints, Predators, Hogs and Turkeys. for some reason I never got buck fever for Deer. I guess because you have to know how to dress a Deer, or you have wasted a beautiful animal. Also love rabbits and Squirells, and will try the Lake Ray Roberts WMA for them, open all year.

I have a Handi-Rifle in 45-70 "whomper-stomper" for Hog, a CZ.223 on order, for them Yotes, and 3 shotguns, 11-87 in 12 ga, and a nice older Win 1500xtr in 20 guage, that I really love. and the "required" home defense shotgun -
a Mossberg 500
and of course my 2 .22's.
Posted by: FlyingV

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/04 06:14 AM

I am an engineer in my early 40's now and hail from Central Minnesota, near the Mille Lacs lake area but spend the week in Saint Paul making money to support my hunting and fishing habits.
I still have a place "up north" where I get back to the real world every chance I can which is still not enough.
I used to trap when I was a teen and into my 20's and did some calling back then too. I have called in coyotes and red fox. My friend who still lives up north in God's country was given an electronic call for Christmas and is getting into this and he has called in a bobcat and a red fox this winter. It sparked so many old memories that I just have to get into it again. I found my old "CritrCall", have a .17 Rem 700 on order and am thinking about even buying the FoxPro since I love to hunt snow geese too. I came across this site a few weeks ago and have been addicted ever since. Just reading these posts brings back fond memories of the past. A lot of old names pop up on this site. Does anybody know if the "old" guy's like Major Boddicker, Gerry Blair, Dennis Kirk, and the trappers like Craig O'Gorman, Tom Krause are still in the "news"? I see Eddie Wimberley has made "celebrity" status in his video, I used to use his High Plains Plow trapping grapple in the early eighty's. How about Glen Sterling of the Sterling trap? Best coyote trap ever made if you could afford it.
Yep, reading these posts really brings back memories of the past. It would be great if the old fur prices would come back wouldn't it?
Its good to be here.
Posted by: IowaYoteMan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/24/04 08:03 AM

My name is Kolin Korsi. I am 29 years old, and am a bartender. I love to hunt everything, but my real passions are deer hunting, and predator hunting. I live in NE Iowa, and have the best deer hunting in the world right out my back door. We are a little short on coyotes, but I still manage to call a few in every year.I am married to a beautiful woman named Shannon, and we have 2 great kids; a boy(4) and a girl(1). Shannon isnt into hunting, so it gives me some time to clear my head. I am a lover of AR rifles, Burris scopes, Bowtech bows and Rocket broadheads. Good luck to all, and more importantly, BE SAFE!!!!!!

IowaYoteMan
Posted by: boones

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/29/04 04:12 PM

My name is Dan Gibson I have 3 childeren Taylor 10 Presley 5 & Gage 6 mounths. I have been married for 11yr. Got interduced to coyote hunting 8 yr. ago by goverment trapper who has given me a border collie decoy dog & several hand made calls.I hunt new Mexico Texas Kansas Oklahoma every chance I get. Have hunted all my life But the last 8 years have been the best
Posted by: Tony Stevenson

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/24/04 08:51 AM

My name is Tony Stevenson. I was born and raised in Midland, Tx. I hunt anything with fur or feathers! I'm 28 years old, married and have 2 great little girls (9yrs. old and a 16 month old). I currently have 6.5 sections leased near Midkiff, TX, where I deer hunt, and my family owns 6.5 sections near Mentone,TX,where all the other hunting takes place. I'm fairly new to the calling end of predator hunting but have shot plenty of cats, dogs, and fox the past couple of years while deer and javalina hunting! YA GOTTA LOVE IT!!!!
Posted by: cmiddleton

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/26/04 12:10 PM

i'm casey middleton married for 20 yrs this coming september have 3 kids on step doughter is 26,my son is 18 and my baby doll is 14.
i'm 42 yrs old been calling sence i was 14. i normally call from the end of oct tell the lakes open up every weekend then in summer some weekends we all go to the lake i have a trailer at the boat club at keyhole resavoir that has really put a dent in my summertime calling.
bowhunting muleys and elk all september weekends then rifle hunting elk and deer in october if i don't find that big muley by november i go to sundance and shoot a white tail as a last resort.
i'm a electrition and like doing hiway work the best although i've done lots of buildings i just get to feeling boxed in on them i'm a outside guy.
they dont build many traffic signals indoors so thats why i like them best. the work is more phisical but i dont mind.
i love calling any thing elk,coyotes,deer,cats,even coons, just something about talking to them and making them beleave what your saying thats cool.
Posted by: Branden C.

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/26/04 02:33 PM

I am 20 years old, I am a mason, I lay tile, and I also work at my moms store. I still live at home with my mom, dad and sister. In June I am going to guide school in Montana to learn how to pack horses and all that kind of stuff.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/27/04 12:40 AM

btt
Posted by: Warhawk

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/28/04 02:54 AM

44 years old, USAF vet, gun owner, hunter, shooter, biker.

I live in Ogden, Utah. Been here about a year and a half, previously lived in Kansas. I got laid off in 2002 and sold off a LOT of guns and all my handloading stuff to pay the bills.

Used to do a lot of hunting in Kansas, everything from Quail and Pheasants, to coon hunting with hounds, to whitetail deer hunting.

Love the Utah mountains, and spend as much time as I can riding (motorcycle) in the mountains.

Now I'm getting the gun bug again. Bought a custom 10/22, a new Buckmark .22 pistol, and am on the prowl for a .223 varminter.

I've also got the itch for an AR-15, and eventually a .50 Beowulf upper for it.
Posted by: drewMIhunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/28/04 07:58 AM

just saw this...my name is Drew Vincent. I live in St. Johns, Michigan and work for a interior contractor as a architect. I have been hunting & fishing all my life. I am a huge Pheasant Hunter and train bird dogs (english setters). I have been fox hunting for several years, and just started coyote hunting..other than that, I've been married three years and enjoy working on muscle cars (mostly chevelles)

good hunting to all!
Posted by: tim powell

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/02/04 09:28 PM

I'm 40 yrs. old, married 21 yrs., 2 boys and 2 girls who all hunt and fish. I have 1 grandson who isn't old enough to understand hunting and fishing but I'm working on him. I'm an engineer on a towboat that travels the mississippi and ohio rivers. My world revolves around the outdoors.
Posted by: River Runner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/02/04 11:58 PM

Welcome to our newest members. Hope you guys enjoy this place as much as the rest of us.

Thanks for taking the time to post a little introduction
Posted by: Ricardo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/03/04 01:11 AM

Hi my name is Rich Boudreau i'm the proud father of two wonderful sons Wes 10 and Wyatt 2.I've been a full time printer for the last 16 years and a part time taxidermist for 10. I'm currently in the middle of a divorce.I'm a long time friend of River Runner,I have many fond memories of time spent with him. And hopefully many more. I've been huntin and fishing most of my life its most certainly a passion.I don't post alot but I read a ton. And hopefully Jim and I can figure these yotes out that live around these hills and valleys in sw wis,we have plenty of them but they are tough customers to call in.

P.S. I'm the proud owner of a dpms sweet 16 with a leopold vx 2 3by9by50 screwed to the top best thing I ever bought for them yotes.
Posted by: madman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/14/04 10:59 PM

Well finally saw this post and figured what the hey!
Allen Moser here from Missouri now, formally AZ.
Married for 10yrs this past friday. Her kids are all grown and still a pain in the backside:)

Love the outdoors and anything associated with it.
Just took up predator hunting and still have not shot anything yet but love the thrill of it.
I fish and plan on getting my hunter ed instructor cert in MO so I can further this sport by teaching others safety and respect.
Got certified in AZ b4 I left and had no chance to start teaching yet.
Just got a new kid, she's a 223 and need to find her a scope that will do her proud.
have met others on other hunt chat sites and hope to meet some of you all here and take in some adventures with you all.
That's it for now.
Oh, unemployed but looking so I can keep hunting.
Do miss the Elk in AZ though
Posted by: AZ300wsm

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/15/04 10:22 AM

Hi my name is Tim Boyer. I have two children that are too smart for their own good B 12 G 10. I have been married for 13 years this Oct to a great woman that is just getting into hunting now that Madman has deserted us in Az for the humidity and bugs of Mo.LOL

I enjoy hunting fishing camping and exploring the outdoors.I currently work in the telecommunication field as a tech.I am a certified hunter ed instructor and have several friends that work in the G&F department to help expane my knowledge of wildlife including my wife.

My most recent addition is a Bushy Varminter that still needs christened.I also have a Western rivers predation e caller to help with that.

Tim
Posted by: Frankie B.

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/15/04 12:27 PM

Hi guys,
My call Frankie B. is really Frank Barbera. I'm 67 1/2 , married to an Irish beauty with black hair and green eyes I met over 48 years ago. I'm a yote and varmint hunter hunted upstate NY since I was 17 now Florida. I'm republican and a through and through die hard patriotic conservative with no use for liberals except alligator food. Career wise, I was USAF Res. for 8 years, an electronic engineering tech, had my own business repairing and selling airplane electronic instrumentation and was a divisional staff manager in a large electronic firm up north and a retired flight instructor. I spend my time reloading and target shooting having Been a reloader since I was 18. Enjoy amateur astronomy and use my telescope when not reloading.
Posted by: CA Desert Dog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/17/04 02:47 AM

I'm 56-years young, married 12 years and have a terrific 16-year old step son. I have been a Merchant Marine Captain for 25-years but when I got married, I couldn't go back to sea. I've been working as a Director of Operations for a non-profit foundation that operates a 122-foot tall ship that educates children www.defenseoffreedom.org
I love to hunt Coyotes and I'm the President of the Predator Callers of Orange County hunting club. This is a great board and I am enjoying all of you guys.
Posted by: officer122

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/18/04 01:49 PM

Hey my name is Brandon and I am 23yoa, I love to hunt everything but my favorites are deer and upland birds. I became interested in hunting predators after I saw a yote running off with a hen pheasant and that sparked a fire inside. I am also engaged to a wonderful woman who's name is Kim and she also loves to hunt. Although in January of 2003 she was deployed in the national Guard and is defending our country, so thats put a damper on hunting together until January 2005 when she is done. Good luck to you all, and happy hunting.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/23/04 12:24 AM

I thought I would chime in a bit.
I'm Dakota Christian, 24 y/o love to hunt and fish western Oregon where I have lived for the last 22 years (born in CA, :rolleyes: ) I work construction in the summer, dirt moving, or house building, and timber/cattle ranch the rest of the year on my girlfriends (of 6 years) familys 1200 acre property. I ride dirt bikes and fourwheelers, love to tinker on my 46 willys jeep... oh yeah did I mention I like to shoot? I also load all the bullets that kill my prey. Just got into predator hunting in the last few years.. and am trying to make up lost ground.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/04/04 12:56 PM

For all you guys /gals who missed this thread. here's your chance in the spotlight. You know:

It was a dark and stormy night.....

Or

It all started with those twins in a small village in Peru... :eek:

or

I'd like to thank my mother and father and especially my big brother for the cake and file so I could be here with y'all today........
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/04/04 01:03 PM

Welcome to all you new memebers that have taken the time to tell us a little about yourselves. It's good to have you with us.

Officer122 You be sure to tell Kim how much we all appreciate the job she's doing for all of us and we pray for her safe return. Please let us know when she gets back.
Posted by: Dogleg

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/04/04 03:46 PM

Hi there!
I joined up this summer and am just now getting around to the formal introductions. I am forty years old and have been hunting and shooting for practically all of those years. Hunting of any kind has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the country, with an abundance of hunting opportunities, fueled the flames higher. Rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns and a handful of fishing rods fill whatever leisure time that work and family leave me.
Predator calling is something that has always interested me, and I tried for a while with mouth and bellows calls before buying my first electronic five years ago. That made all the difference and there has been no stopping me ever since. This site has been great, I've learned a lot and had a lot of laughs. Once in a while I find a topic that I have direct personal experience in and will join in.
Dogleg
Posted by: yote hunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/04/04 07:08 PM

I am a retired Law Enforcement sniper(30 years)Do retail sales at a gun shop now. I am licensed to do ADC work(coyotes) and really enjoy calling coyotes and really accurate rifles.
Posted by: Gerhard

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/05/04 12:45 PM

Hi,
My name is Gerhard Delport.
I'm 28 years old and a endangerd species. I'm a white male in South Africa (Forget about the rino save the white male!)
Just left the Defence Force after 9 years and are now working for my self

I love the outdoors, fishing (trout & Bass), shooting, did some practical shooting, competed in the World shoot in 2002 and won a silver medal in my division.

Due to the fact that hunting is so expensive here in South Africa I am starting to help out the farmers shooting Jackal and other vermin found on the farms.

Any of you intrested in having an African experiance let me know.

Our weapon laws have just changed, it will be very difficult to buy a new rifle. We need to re apply for our existing licenses and do a competencey course or we will lose our weapons!!!

So if you guys can asist me with info on what to do and what not it will help a lot....

Cheers


Live is a journey....
Enjoy the ride
Posted by: bronkorob

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/08/04 12:52 AM

hey all, names Rob im 21 years old. grew up in virginia in a navy family, and moved to utah after my dad retired. been shooting here and there back home but i came out here and it opened up a new world. lots of shooters and places to shoot. big into bow hunting and trying to get into predator hunting. just enlisted in the united states navy as a hospital corpsman and joining the family business. hope to get a few more months of calling and hunting in before i leave. any other newbies out there in the slc area that want to get together and try to figure this out just give me a yell. been loving this site up since i found it. lots of good advice and tons of great people. thanks a lot guys
Posted by: KYsquirrelsniper

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/08/04 02:56 AM

Hello everyone.

I'm Chad, I'm 22 (will be 23 in Nov), just graduated college a couple months ago, currently unemployed cause I'm still looking for a job that I want.

Thanks to having a father who has been a hunter and shooter all his life, I got started into the shooting sports at an early age. I started shooting rimfires and squirrel hunting when I was 5, then moved up to centerfires and deer hunting when I was 7. I just got into predator hunting earlier this year, mainly because seeing a fox or yote used to be quite rare around here. In the last couple years though, seeing yotes has become common and people's cats and dogs have been mysteriously disappearing, so I figured I might as well thin out the yote population and have something to hunt when other seasons aren't in.
Posted by: cedar burle 221

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/12/04 05:18 PM

HELLO,MY NAME IS JOEY JUST JOINED THE CLUB TODAY I'M LIKING ALL THAT I SEE. I'M 29 YEARS OLD DIVORCED HAVE TWO BUETIFUL GIRLS 5&7 YEARS OF AGE GRADUATEDIN 94 WENT TO WORK ON CATTLE RANCH IN SOUTH CENTRAL NM 12000 ACRES OF DEEDED CHOICE HUNTING GROUNDS SEEN LOTS OF TROPHY QUALITY ANIMALS AND EVEN KILLED A FEW QUIT THE RANCH IN NOV 98 AND WENT TO WORK CONSTRUCTION I'M CURRENTLY MAINT. FOREMAN ON LARGE PORTABLE CRUSHER NEAR ROSWELL [UFO] NM.I'VE JUST RECENTLY MOVED BACK TO ANOTHER RANCH AND ECXITED OF THE UPCOMING HUNTING SEASON'SSSS. I'M EXPEIRENCING GREAT JOY'S OUT OF FILMING WILDLIFE I THINK I'VE FOUND A NEW HOBBY
Posted by: Sullie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/14/04 09:38 AM

Chad Sullivan here, and i'm 31 years old, and as of Sep 10th, have 5 beautiful girls. I sale lumber at the present time, but have just recently applied for the Springfield Fire Department. Hope to change jobs in the spring. I have a very loving and understanding wife, and my family means the world to me! I'm a christian first a foremost, and love to hunt. My favorite is spring turkey, but predator hunting is moving up the list in a hurry!
Posted by: savage-22250

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/14/04 09:59 AM

I am 33 years old and as the name implies have a savage 22-250 for predator hunting. I love to hunt and fish. I primarly hunt birds/predators in the fall but will occasionally do big game. I have lived in Colorado all my life, I am now in Colorado Springs. I have been married for 11 years and have 2 boys (4 and 1), my oldest is ready to go hunting.
Posted by: BuckFever

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/14/04 08:51 PM

Well, since damn near everyone else has replied, I geuss I will.

Name's Curt. 25 years old and live in Flagstaff, Arizona. Extremely underpaid Corrections Officer who never has time to hunt anymore. Married with one daughter and one on the way.
The name BuckFever was given to me by my father. First deer hunt I went on at about 12 years old, I did more for the lead miners than for the hunt. The story told I used around 20 rounds and didn't hit a thing.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/15/04 10:10 AM

I am 56, a native of Tennessee (bumpy part), slightly crippled, and crazy. After 22 years, 2 months 28 days I retired from military life and returned home after thirty-eight states, eighteen countries and five wars. I have been married to the same lady for thirty years, and we have three children.

My eldest, daughter, is a veteran of Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq and is currently in law school. My oldest son is a minister in Texas. My youngest is one year from completing his degree in computer science and will receive his commission in the Army next year. My kids are all good shots and the youngest goes by the name of “Belt-fed”.

Though my life was six years in the Marines and sixteen in the Army, I remain a Marine at heart. I thought my first love was fly fishing, but I have been lured to varmint hunting with a passion. I hate modern hunting techniques, game calls that don’t work, and the associated television merchandising that goes with it. However, if it gets our potato chip generation outside, more power to it.

Shooting? I have been shooting something since the 50s. I have been reloading for a long time, shot in competitions for a while (service rifle) and did qualify as a sniper in the Marines (about a century ago it seems). I don’t believe in experts in anything. I have learned that if you claim to be an expert, God will show you that your not. Always willing to learn and be surprised in life.

Things I love the most - Rivers and Forest

Things I hate the most - Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden and John Kerry

Current haven’t done that yet – call in a bobcat.
Posted by: H-Bar elite

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/16/04 08:22 AM

My name is Kevin Garceau,
just turned 30 years old and will be getting married in a few weeks to Carol. She didnt even eat much red meat when we met, and the last few seasons she has enjoyed Rifle hunting with me and has harvested a couple nice animals. This fall she will begin coming into the woods bowhunting with me but will be observing and enjoying the beautifull wisconsin fall weather. I have hunted since I could walk, BB gun at an early age and there wasnt a chipmunk around from that point on.

I am a Psychiatric Supervisor for the state of Wisconsin and run several housing units of the states most violent sexual predators. On top of that I am in charge of the Psychopaths of that group....real fun!

I also drag race around the country and am having a new Top Dragster built as I type. I finance with with poker playing, yes seriously I do.

I am farily new to calling of predators only been a year or so but we hunt them all winter long with drives and such and are pretty successful. Although the yotes are a bit more tricky to get going the direction you want them to, the Fox onthe other hand are dumb and scared and run across the first open field then can. If you shoot and miss you owe a pitcher of beer after the hunt....its a good time and always looking for more friends to hunt with.
Posted by: Learning the ropes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/17/04 04:56 AM

Hello everyone

My name is phillip I am 31, married one child he is eleven. I enjoy the outdoors more now than I have in the past ten years. when I was fourteen I lost a close family member. And never hunted or fished again till last summer so I am a little out of practice. <that's why I am in this forum>
Profession wise I am a jack of all trades basically doing whatever I can to make a buck, from construction to Lawncare.
I live in kentucky Love the site but don't post much. thanks for having me
Posted by: brad h

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/16/04 08:33 PM

Bump
Posted by: kayo2

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/17/04 10:02 PM

I grew up on a grain and livestock farm in the Panhandle of Nebr. untill I went into the army. After getting discharged took advantige of the GL bill. Worked for the rural electric coops in Nebr. Colo.Wyo. and N. Dakota. as an office mgr. and general manager from which I retired seven years ago. At 69 years still married to the same good old gal for 47 Years. Three kids now growen, three grand kids ,will be a great grand this comming Dec. The NRD has planted trees and bushes for one mile long a grain feild that I have. Should have some fair bird hunting this year but I need to get out and shoot some yots to improve the bird hunting. I,ll hunt deer ,varmints,upland birds this year but I have not hunted elk and prong horn for a few years. I still enjoy a trip to Cabelas a pick a new firearm now and then.
Posted by: 1dahunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/18/04 10:46 PM

I am Jimmy Walz 54 years old disabled Viet Nam vet married 6 years wife #3 I have hunted all my life and am now wanting to hunt the hunter since I saw 2 yotes take a fawn but I havent the foggiest idea on how to find em or call em thats why I joined this forum is to learn all I can. Thanks for having me.
Posted by: TonyTebbe

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/19/04 06:24 PM

I am Tony Tebbe. I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with my wife, 3 daughters and son. I am 36 yrs old and have hunted my whole life.

I've been hunting coyotes for over 20 years. I used to run the with dogs, as I had 22 hounds and greyhounds. I call every weekend from October thru March and enjoy an annual coyote calling trip, with my brother from Texas, in Idaho.

I self hunt for elk in Colorado, every 3 years or so, and have taken four 5x5 bulls out of for trips. All have been self hunts on public land. On one elk hunt, I called and shot 13 coyotes in 3 days. Much more exciting than the elk hunt.

I own TT Custom Predator Calls and specialize in Antler and Horn calls.

My favorite posts are Hand Calls and Predator Hunting.

Thats me...
Posted by: J. Holly

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/19/04 11:58 PM

Such a vast amount of knowledge, professions and interests. We need to have a convention.
Posted by: coyote101

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/27/04 09:08 PM

My name is Jamie Shepard. I was born and raised in Wyoming, a state I hope to never leave. I am 26, engaged to an overly understanding lady. We have been together for 9 years and have a 10 year old son.(I know the math doesn't ad up)I recently took a lease operating job for an oil company which will drastically increase the amount of time I have to beat the bush. I have been attempting to call yotes since high school. I finally called in my first coyote 2 years ago, and have been totally addicted since. My friends tell me I am the luckiest shot alive, and I would have to agree. I have taken 3 yotes over 450 yards( 450,500,607-just last saturday), and a fox running at 300 yards. I like the challenged of the long shots. Which is weird because when it comes to big game I am all about bow hunting. I have taken 2 mule deer and an elk with the bow. A coyote with a bow to me would be a true trophy. During the warmer months fly fishing consumes most of my time along with boating with the family. I have only been a member of PM for about a week now but I would have to say it is the next best thing to being in the field. From what I have seen so far the advise you can recieve on any given subject is as different and diverse as PM's members. I hope to get to know all of you alot better, and as long as no one gets tired of me you can bet I'll be hanging around here alot in the future.
Posted by: Navarro

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/27/04 11:12 PM

Hello : My name is Rick Thomas I am 61 yrs. old ,I am retired from a job almost everyone would like to have . I was a Texas State Game Warden for 36 1/2 yrs and loved every minute of it and wouldn't have retired but the State had a buy out and I couldn't afford to turn it down .
I am married wife #3 but she is great and has hunted with me in the past but doesn't dwell on it , we have 4 children between us , her two daughters and they live here and my two sons live in San Antonio, Texas. We have 5 grandchildren 2 girls and 3 boys and they keep me busy of course.
I have hunted varmints for most of my career (coyotes and Bobcats ) used record players, Electronic calls , and mouth calls and still prefer mouthcalls of various make's and sounds.In the early 70's I was lucky enough to get to meet Johnny Stewart and visit with him but did not get to hunt with him , got (rained out) and it never rains in south Texas. I now live in Corsicana, Texas and try to varmint hunt a lot during the winter months and hope to go more in the coming years.
I hunt with an AR 15 (DPMS), Sako 22-250 with a Shilen Bbl. Shilen Barrel Company is just 20 miles from where I live and I have had this Rifle since 1970 and had to have it rebarreled in 1989.
I also have two Rem.700's one in 2506 and 260, also Pre.64 Win. mdl .70 in a 257 Rob., and a 30-06.. I use Leopolds on all my Rifles.
I handload for all of the above calibers and have handloaded since 1967 when I became a Game Warden .I do shoot some Factory loads in my AR and have used the White Box ammo from Walmart and really like it a lot and also Black Hills Ammo shoots really good also .
I have always wanted to go Prairie Dog shooting and finally got to go this past Summer in South Dakota. I had a blast and sure plan on going again next year when I go to Sturgus, during Bike week.
My wife and I also have a Harley Davidson Trike which we purchased in Aug of this year and really do like riding it . I also have been known to play Golf when I was with someone or by myself.
This is a great web site and it's really full of great information , Jason and his crew do an Outstanding job with it . thank You.
Rick Thomas "Navarro"
Posted by: justmissed

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/03/04 06:50 PM

Hello all,
Im Brian Dunn,39,married ,2 beutiful daughters.
I live in Huron S.Dakota.I work as a fulltime FF/EMT,and do drywall work on the side.
Love to hunt n fish.2nd year callin in those wiley yotes.Born n raised here so have shot a few geese n pheasants.:)A fellow FF got me started on these yotes last year.The baaastard.lolIm hooked now.Bought a new foxpro 532 yesterday.Maybe see some of u out n about.
Great site!!
Brian
Posted by: OhioDave

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/04 12:23 AM

Men,
I’m David Puthoff (German for “Turkey Farmer”) from a small town in the flattest part of Ohio called Minster, Pop. 3200. I live on a farm 3 miles out of town; my great X 6 grandfather settled in the German Catholic town in 1832 and my family has been around here since. In the past election Ohio was the important state with the electoral votes, the county I live in and all of the surrounding counties voted 70+% Bush, Woo Hoooo, we actually made a difference. In 1986 I joined the Navy and volunteered for Submarines, 4 years on board a fast attack Submarine made me realize how much I loved home. I married a local girl that I wasn’t related to who’s name is Anne in 1989, and she truly is a part of my soul. We have 7 children, Rob 13.5, Katie 10.5, Alissa 9, Ben 7, Lucas 4.5, Margaret 2.5, and our next one is due before Thanksgiving. Everyone is excited about the new baby being the tie breaker; currently we have 3 boys and 3 girls. I’m hoping picking up hunting and spending more time on the Predator Masters bulletin board will slow the baby making down , nah, we’ll continue accepting children lovingly from God. I am a conservative practicing Catholic and thank god every day for the wonderful life he has given me. My wife and I are self employed, I own a company installing telephone systems and computer networks and my wife is a partner at a local bridal shop.
Guns have always been a part of my life; we always plinked in the back yard, field, woods and creek. I have collected mostly military style guns, AR, MAKs, SKS, FN FAL, Shotguns, Etc… I saw the gun grabbers trying to gobble them up, I explained them as “investments” to my wife and she bought it. I have shot varmints and coyote more out of necessity then a sport but the thought of thinning the coyote herd is very appealing to me. Soon I will be picking up a Savage or NEF in the .204 Ruger and I’m hoping to make it into a tack driver. I’ll soon pick up a caller and all of the needed gear to go “Coyote Calling” with my son.
I have truly enjoyed stumbling upon this site a week or so ago, it’s a lot of fun reading about all of the stuff you guys do for fun, it’s a hoot. In closing, peace to all of you great Americans, we need more great men like the ones who type on these hallowed pages. America is number one because each of us is free to do as we wish, openly and without recourse. Armed neighbors make respectful neighbors.

Peace to all and may God’s will be done.
David
Posted by: justmissed

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/04 08:26 AM

7 KIDS,man u need to get cable,lol.Chasin 2 keeps me busy enough.
Brian
Posted by: OhioDave

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/04 09:35 AM

I misspoke, 7 great kids. The older ones take care of the younger ones, I haven't changed a diaper for years.
Peace,
David
Posted by: varmint exterminator

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/14/04 11:10 PM

Hi,My name is Ron Peregrim and I live in Cedar Park Texas,I have been here for a year now and I am still trying to find a place to hunt ANYTHING where you don't have to give up one of your newborns to do it,I have been married for 29 years and have two grown up kids,My son is 27 and has muscular Dystrophy, he used to hunt with me when he was younger but can not get around good enough anymore to do it now.I also have a daughter that is 25 and lives in Long Island New York but is moving to Texas in a couple months,I guess she hates the cold weather in New York.:-)
Posted by: TOM .A

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/19/04 10:29 PM

Tom Acklin from milford Utah married for seven years. To a wife you would all love she let's me go when ever where ever. Have one boy 5 and one girl 3. boy is gitting some cammo for christmas so he can start going out and KILLING some DOG'S with me. I work at a feed mill here in town Grave yard shift. so I go out most mornings. Served four years in U.S. Navy and came home to stay.
Posted by: Weasel-UT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/05/05 10:39 PM

TTT
Posted by: greg223

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/05/05 11:31 PM

I'll try this. I'm 58 yrs old, married for thirty, two sons, one daughter, 5 grandkids, a great dog, one cat, 9 cows, one bull,(all red angus, I like beef) and some chickens. All on a small ranch in NW Montana, except for the kids. I make furniture and do home inspections (self-employed). Been hunting ever since I can remember, killed a nice buck 44 years in a row and then quit to spend my hunting time on varmints and predators. I really enjoy telling and listening to hunting tales. My hero is Davy Crockett, now there was a man's man. A tough one he was. He was an independent thinker, a quality that seems to be lacking today. Don't waste time with TV, but do enjoy reading my Bible. I also have enjoyed reading the posts on this site. There are some great (and hilarious) guys here. This is enough for now.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/06/05 11:02 PM

Hey Greg, welcome to PM.I see you are in NW Montana. Does that mean you are gonna try to join us in Alberta next year for a PM hunt? Some of the members from montana made it up this year. It was great fun.
Posted by: gypsy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/07/05 01:27 PM

Married 32 years this October to the same understanding woman. I am 55 years young, my major accomplishment in life was to help create and raise three wonderful children. I have been interested in guns and hunting forever and have mainly hunted upland game until a few years ago when I became obsessed with predator hunting. I also enjoy fishing, bicycling, camping,reading, golf and just about anything invlolved with the great outdoors. I am a college graduate and my career has been in manufacturing and business. I would like to make a career change to law enforcement but realize it is probably too late for me. I like to think of myself as being a Democrat although I embrace many conservative views especially in the areas of gun control, abortion & taxes. I support the troops in Iraq and thank them for their sacrifices but I am against that war and wars in general. I have had a good life so far and hope to be around for awhile.
Posted by: greg223

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/07/05 03:55 PM

Redfrog- I may be interested in the hunt next season. Need some details. Was going to go out early this morning a try to get some video of a coyote or two, but one of my cows decided to have a calf so I stayed home. Best laid plans of mice and men!
Posted by: kirby

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/09/05 09:34 AM

51 yowm. From central Iowa. Fire/medic grunt, 4yr's-5mo's until retirement(OH YAH!). Been spot/stalking dogs since I was 10, with my Dad & his buddies. Using greyhounds & trailhounds. Now their all old, so I've been lone-wolfing it for quiet a while.
Posted by: CA Desert Dog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/05 01:45 AM

Well me hearties, I be roundin' the 56 year marker an still got o' bit a wind in me sails. I gots a wifelet, a son, me trusty wiener dog & a feline critter. I been a licensed sea captain by by trade fer just about me whole life and now I be turnin' inta a bit of a landlubber. Me wife says "get a shore job" so I been tryin ta make an honest livin' ashore.

About four years ago, I got involved with a local southern California predator hunting club and I have been hopelessly addicted to coyote hunting ever since. I've been president of the club for the last two years and I'm proud to be associated with such a great bunch of guys. I eat, drink and dream about whacking dogs. I'm always in the garage experimenting with or attempting to invent some gadget that will bring in the dogs to my ambush.

I enjoy this board and would love to host a giant BBQ so I could meet all of you guys and swap lies. There are some very good hunters, shooters and generally talented people here. In addition to some really funny guys. Predator Masters seems to lure the type of guys that I can most identify with. It is a pleasure to be here in this electronic arena of ideas and personalities.
Posted by: truckeedan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/05 07:41 PM

Well, I've been a member here for about four months now and I am really enjoying all the great information and discussions.

My name is Dan Fite, I live in Truckee Ca. I work for a Homeowner's association in a 6,000+ lot subdivision as a Compliance Inspector in the Architectural Standards Office. I am 62, married 40 yrs this year, and have three grown boys who are all hunters and fishermen. My biggest thrill hunting was when I called in two Coyotes that were hauling tail in the opposite direction. They almost fell down getting turned around when I blew the wounded rabbit rag on my Randy Anderson trumpet. It really impressed my #2 son. He thinks I actually know what I'm doing!

My background is 17 years in Law Enforcement and 17 years in Security Administration before retiring to Truckee where I became the Town's Code Enforcement Officer before I got hired away by the Homeowners Assoc.

I am an avid outdoors person and can be found golfing, hunting, or fishing (not necessarily in that order) when not at work spending more time than I should on this board. In two more years I'll be hard to find at all!

Back in the 70s I was a competition pistol shooter and I had a firearms blueing and plating business that I ran on the side for about six years. I was also the armor and range master at the Santa Cruz CA PD back in those days.

I really enjoy seeing what's new on this site each and every day.

Truckeedan
Posted by: jspike1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/05 08:02 PM

Hey guys my name is Joe. I'm a single 32 yr old with a golden retreiver and cat. I have just gotten back into hunting in the last year.I suffered a neck injury about seven years ago that makes it hard to hold a rifle steady now a days. Got sick of feeling pity for myself and have decided to hunt everything I can. I'm going coyote hunting for the first time this sat. I know that many here don't hunt at this time but they and the black bears have started to take a big chunck out of our deer pop. and went after the neihbors calves last year. Since the anti's have screwed up our bear hunt the landowners want the coyotes thinned out before the anti's start protecting them to. Thanks for all of the help you guys give.
Posted by: lwmabra

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/14/05 09:23 PM

I've been a member for a while now, but somehow missed this until now. First let me say how great it is to be among some great guys. From reading these short bios I've been really impressed with the cut of the guys posting.

Ok, a little about me. I'm WM 64 years old. Retired Firefighter with over 35 yrs in the fire service. For many years my time was spent in training, including as a guest instructor at the Texas A&M Fire School.

I'm fourth generation born in Texas. My gr-gr-grandfather came to Texas in 1838 acquiring land from the Republic of Texas. Up until me all have been farmers. I love farming, but you can't make much of a living anymore.

I've hunted all my life. My dad taught me to shoot and instilled in me his gun ehtics. It's never been about trophys with me, I'm just happy to be out there and if I shoot something, it's a bonus.

I'm married (no2.) 3 kids and 7 grans. The youngest are twin red-headed boys. I had to ask my son where they came from, no other readheads in our family. My grans call me Papa (like Hemmingway).

I'm a Mason, Past Master of my Lodge, member of the Scottish Rite, and have served as District Deputy Grand Master. If your not a mason, you're not impressed with my titles. If you are mason, you're still not impressed.

I am an American! Zealously proud of my country and and a supporter of our Constitution. I'll kick, claw, bite, and hit you with anything I can grab if you try to take away my guns. I hate a theif, a pervert, and other form of abuser.

For 35 yrs my goal was to fight fires and save lives. Now, I'm just happy to be alive. For the first time in my life I do things for me. My wife finally talked me into this frame of mind. I guess she got tired of me moping around, since I was too old and wore out to fight fires.

Nuff said. May God bless each of you and give you peace.
Posted by: ballistic_trep

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/14/05 09:33 PM

Hey everyone!

I'm 38 years old and have been married for three years. I have three great kids.
Was born and raised on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada. I was taught to cast a fly rod and shoot a rifle before I could walk. Pretty much fished, hunted, trapped, and guided all my life. Although the last several years I've guided full time.
I've done a lot over the years. Competed in IPSC, F-Class, and Benchrest. Was fortunate to have experienced the first F-Class Worlds in Ottawa.
Owned my first bow when I was seventeen and loved it. Other things drew me away from the sport. Taken me 20 years to rediscover bowhunting again. Not turning back this time.
Enjoy hunting predators during the winter months cause I have lots of time to put into it before starting work in the spring.
Guess that's all for now.
Posted by: mudturtle

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/21/05 04:34 PM

Guess I might as well introduce myself. I'm just enetering middle age (30) and am loving it. I have a great wife, who understands my addition to firearms, usually,, and 3 great kids. I live to hunt waterfowl, but have gotten bitten by the predator bug in the last couple of years. Man is this fun. Anyway, I currently use a Savage 12 bvvs in 22-250 that rocks. My reloads average around 3850 fps and will group within .4" @ 200yds when I'm really on my game. Here in NW Ohio, we have a lot of fox and coyotes and almost all the groundhogs you can stand, if your willing to drve. I recently purchased a 204 and can't wait to test it out on some g'dogs this summer. This site has loads of info.
Posted by: joeypii

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/21/05 04:56 PM

Hello all my Name is Joe or Joey depending on how good you know me. I am 34 years old with three kids. I have been married for almost 11 years and am blessed with a wife that lets me hunt during hunting season and fish the rest of the time. AND I EMPHASIZE LETS ME. There is no doubt she controls our house. My kids are 16 (son), 9 (daughter), 8 (son). I run a Mechanical contracting Business and a Gun shop so I stay familiar with the industry. I served our country in the Navy and the Coast Guard leaving to pursue other interests. I live in the Austin Tx area just outside a smaller town named Leander.
Posted by: KS_Dog_Caller

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/25/05 12:42 PM

Hi, my name is Pat Riese and I from central Kansas. I am 19 yrs. old and currently working toward a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Bioloy at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. I love to hunt and fish (when time and money permits), however my hunting budget has reduced itself since I started paying for school. I've been calling coyotes for 3 yrs. now and love it! I also recently took up bowhunting and will probably never go back to hunting deer with a rifle. I hope to one day work as a game warden or a wildlife biologist after I get my degree.
Posted by: greg223

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/28/05 08:47 AM

Rino99- Can I relate to you!!!!
Posted by: Sask_Coyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/28/05 01:43 PM

my name is Byron and im 20 from saskatchewan. i live to hunt any thing. deer and ducks in the fall coyotes in the winter antlers in the spring and gopher in the summer. my fall this year looks to be very busey but come november im going to looking for a big whitetail. this is a cool place to hang and learn about predators.
Posted by: J. Holly

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/28/05 07:05 PM

KS Dog Caller....You need to hook up with my cousin when he gets back from deployment. He is from Kansas and will be slaying the coyotes around Fort Riley. He is on this board under the name Doghelmet.
Posted by: Cal Sibley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/28/05 09:05 PM

Hello. I'm Cal Sibley, an American who's retired and living in Canada. Most of my current shooting is at the range. However, with 17 rifles and loving to reload it keeps me pretty busy as well as poor. We have a Giant Schnauzer, Franklin, whom we love dearly. My four children are grown and scattered all across North America. Best wishes.

Cal - Montreal
Posted by: Foxman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/29/05 04:35 AM

ok... well i am alot younger than all you guys, as im only 15... lets see... im in year 10 of high school (that means i've got 2 years left), i live in southern new south wales in australia, and despite what you might think about australia, it is COLD here. so i hunt mainly rabbits (cottontails) with my .22 brno, foxes, when i can get them, though they are really rare since we got burned out a few years ago, i also shoot fallow deer, and we harvest kangaroos for dog meat, and to keep numbers down..
other than that, i live at home with my parents and a brother, go fly fishing for trout, as well as fishing at the coast with lures... um.... 4 dogs, 4horses and two cats, plus sheep and cattle... we use the horses for an australian sport called campdrafting, which is similar to cutting, but different... thats about the shape of it i think
Posted by: DLTinOKLA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/30/05 03:55 PM

Hey everyone! I'm Doug from SW Oklahoma (Caddo County). 42 years young. I'm married. My wife and I have 5 kids between us (3 teenage girls...pray for us!) I've grown up in the outdoors but only recently became addicted to predator hunting. I love it! I'm just a beginner so I always welcome advice from others. PS: I recognize some of you from the Texas Predator Posse where I've been a member for a few months so I'm not a complete stranger.
Posted by: mwithers72

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/04/05 10:34 AM

Hello All,

My name is Mark Withers. I have just joined this board yesterday 5/3/05. I have goten into coyote hunting just last week. Have a spot to hunt and am eager to learn. I plan to have my first hunt on Mothers day (that morning befor mom gets up ) I live in a small rual town 30 mins west of Nashville, Tn called Ashland City. If there is anyone in that area that can mentor me that would be great. (hint, hint) I love all things out doors. I reload my own. Im also a shade tree mech. and Im a all around jack of all trades and master of none.
Posted by: WTXHUNTER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/10/05 10:11 AM

Hello, my name is Greg and I'm a hunt-a-holic.
I am 26 yrs old, and i have been hunting for at least 20 of those. I grew up in the panhandle of Texas hunting mainly pheasant, quail, and dove, and central texas hunting whitetail and turkeys with both archery and rifle. and recently i have gotten into waterfowling and predator hunting. see i just recently gained permission to hunt 10 sections of land that is rich in coyote and hog, and probably a bobcat or two. Its located just off the caprock here in tx. if you aren't familar with the region its rugged canyons and mesas striated with arroyos or dry river beds. and camoed in juniper, cactus, sage and mesquites. so i figured i'd better get to learning the tricks of the trade and this seemed to be the wealthiest resource! so if there are any other texas boys on here, i'd love to pair up and pick your brain, and in return you can help me stomp out these 6,200 acres.

happy hunting, and don't forget to "squeeze" the trigger.
Posted by: mumbleypeg

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/12/05 02:30 AM

Hi, My name is Mike Draper. There is a very skilled knifemaker with the same name so I go by mumbleypeg. I live in very Southern California and am just recently catching up to predators. Nice boards you all have here.
mD
Posted by: S. McAlary

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/15/05 07:38 PM

My name is Shane McAlary. I like to hunt, and I like motor sports also. I live in Elk City, Oklahoma. I just thought I would say hello.
Posted by: huntin fool

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/19/05 01:32 PM

I am 39 yrs old, married for 12 years to a wife that will let me go hunting anytime I please.

Town: Glendive Mt.(eastern montana)

I am a Highway Project Manager. I have hunted all my life. I have been a serious predator hunter for 15 years or so. My next passion is big mule deer.
Posted by: bacova

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/05 06:02 PM

I'm 58 yrs old, a Viet Nam vet (67-68)and since 1970 have made a living as a professional offshore fishing guide. I hold a Merchant Marine officers ticket and have skippered boats from the East coast of the U.S., throughout the Bahamas, Virgins, Mexico, Panama, Coast Rica and across the S. Pacific to Australia and Indonesia.

I maintain a hideout in the Va. mountains and usually spend 2 or 3 months per year up there hunting whatever's in season. Deer, Turkeys, Coyotes, Groundhogs, whatever.

My current home base for fishing operations is the Outer Banks of N.C.

I'm divorced 20 years and have one daughter and 2 grandchildren.

I fish for a living and hunt for enjoyment.
Posted by: UgashikBob

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/09/05 05:59 PM

Hello my name is Bob and I am an Outdoor-aholic. I'm 61 years old and my bride and I live in a very remote area of Alaska in a home we built ourselves doing what we want to do. Totally powered by renewable energy and have all the hunting, fishing and trapping at our doorstep you could ask for.
Joined the Navy out of High School and then spent 31 years with IBM as a large system engineer. Retired from IBM and moved out here from Anchorage 10 years ago. Only leave here once a year when we "Spring Out" for our annual trip to Los Anchorage to see our children and visit the doctors, dentists,and grocery shop. Have lived all over the planet and if there was a better place to live I would be there.
Have a bad case of Black Rifle Disease and after hunting a lot of big game find wolf hunting to be far better. Lived in SD for several years where I got the bug with coyote, fox and prarie dogs.
Posted by: KitFox

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/16/05 08:10 PM

Hello,

I'm Bill, and I live in southern California (northen LA County). I'm 30 years old as (this June). I have been married for almost 8 years, and have an infant son, and a 3yr old daughter.

I grew up hunting upland game and varmints up until about 1993. College kept me busy, then so did marriage. I haven't actively hunted in 10 years. I used to love calling coyotes with my Circe Predator calls.

The urge to hunt again has stirred in me, and my favorite hunt is for predators.

I work in the corrections aspect of law enforcement, and have been a custody assistant for just over 8 years.

I love the outdoors, and much of my free time is taken up by geocaching.
Posted by: nube

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/25/05 08:03 PM

I'm 29 years old and have started to hunt coyotes with calls just last year. I'm a city firefighter and also an outfitter for bird hunting with about 50+ hunters a year. I have two small kids and love living in Edmonton Alberta Canada where I can hunt almost anything. My favorite is sheep hunting and have 5 bighorns and one dall sheep. I shot my first Grizzly bear last year which is the biggest predator to date so far.
Posted by: Cal Sibley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/28/05 01:10 AM

Hello. My name is Cal. I'm an American who is retired and living in Canada, about 16 miles west of Montreal. I spend a lot of time at the rifle range and in my reloading room. It's a nice peaceful country, not at all hard to like. I have grown daughters in Massachusetts, Virginia and Oregon so I also travel a goodly amount with my best friend, a black Giant Schnauzer named Franklin. We're just spinning our wheels at the moment. Best wishes.

Cal - Montreal
Posted by: baldie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/30/05 05:25 PM

Hi, my name is dave wylde, i come from south yorkshire, England. I,m 38 years old, and was given my first airgun aged 4, i,m looking at it on the rack now, its now my 5 year old sons.I love all guns , airguns shotguns and rifles, keep threatening to take up the longbow. I love fishing, especially pike. I was a hunt servant for 6 years[ till they banned it]whipping in for a pack of fell hounds, which were hunted on foot, the same sort of hounds and country, which the famous John Peel hunted in Cumbria.I have a fixation with the red fox, and hunt him any way i can, i have an old terrier, and a young one year old deerhound x greyhound, think you guys call em staghounds?For a living, i am a coppersmith, making reproductions of victorian gas lanterns, i also do some mole, rabbit fox control on a proffessional basis.
Posted by: tx_cornhusker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/30/05 10:41 PM

I've been a member for a couple weeks but have frequented this forum for about six months. I was amazed at the amount of info. I saw on a daily basis. Glad to be aboard and hope I can contribute in some manner.

I'm 31 yrs. old and am married. No kids except for the lab. Grew up in Kansas and Nebraska. Been living in Texas for the past eight years.

I'm a Behavior and Language Consultant. Love what I do but would rather hunt for a living. Just a joke.

Glad to be aboard!
Posted by: Gunnut

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/01/05 01:37 AM

Hey all my name is chris and i have been a life long resident of New Mexico,( yes it is in the US....just barely) I have been hunting for 5 years, since i helped my grandpa on a ranch he managed. Since then I have been elk and deer hunting, but mostly predator, and varmit. I am moving to southern colorado for an associates degree in gunsmithing, after that im going to cu or csu, whichever one has NROTC, on a scholorship, and joining the Marine Corps. My hunting buddies are going to West Point and Air Force Academy respectivly.
Posted by: littletoes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/20/05 12:37 AM

This has got to be the largest/longest thread I have ever seen! I haven't been on this site since before it moved, glad I checked it out again, life gets busy!
I'm the Daddy of four great kids, Daughter 12, Son 9, Son 5, Daughter 2, and thats aplenty! Married for over 14 years, and around for 39. I've hunted since I was a kid with my Dad, and shooting predators on an oportunity basis back on the farm. My nickname is Lito, got the handle "littletoes" from an old cowboy who has long since past, he was a good man. I love to hunt, spend time with my family, and shoot long range. I handload, mostly to keep up with my shooting habits, and try to make some factory guns shoot better. Not very good at either!
Posted by: garand

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/05 12:17 AM

Hello everyone my name is Asa Garand(yes.....my great great uncle was John Garand who invented the M-1). I am 17 , live in rural Ohio and hunt/fish all the time. Bowhunting deer and rabbits and other small game with my recurve is my favorite thing in the world, but I also hunt about anything else that moves. I'm just now gtting into this predator stuff. I started hunting when I was 13, and started bowhunting deer last year and killed my first deer with my recurve, a little doe from about 30 yards. Happiest day of my life! I am one day going to be a Wildlife Biologist of sorts. I like playing music(bass, sax) when I'm not hunting and frisbee golf lol. This site has given me such a wealth of knowledge about guns and predators. -ag
p.s. sorry bout the long post
p.p.s. I am also into taxidermy and have mounted a squirrel a pheasant a duck and a mink
Posted by: BlakeUT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/10/05 12:23 PM

Hello
My name is Blake. I'm 39. lived in Utah my whole life. I'm a Registered Nurse and work at the County Jail for the last 8 years. I got to see Iraq the first time we were there in 1990 with Army National Gaurd Hosp I was in. In my second marriage for nearly 2 years. Ive got 8 children 2 boys I adopted with my first wife. Current wife came with 4 of her own 2 boys and 2 girls. Then came a set of twins one of each. Kids range between 17 yrs and 10 months old. In the process of finishing my basement, it just will not get done fast enough. I love firearms. I really like to hunt, dont have as much time as I would like but will take what I can get. I am really quite new to the game. No success yet with calling coyotes. Ive done fairly well bugeling elk in the past.
Posted by: DaddyRabbit

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/07/05 10:02 PM

Hello All
First time poster here. I reside in NC and am looking forward to trying out my new FoxPro 416 LR that I procured from OkieDog. It has been quite a few yrs since I have predator hunted but am looking forward to rekildling the flame. I enjoy bench shooting immensely and collecting guns as well. I am employed by the FAA as an EE. Anywho, I just wanted to stop in and say Hi and to let everyone know it's good to be here.
Posted by: Harley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/14/05 01:45 PM

I'm 33 years old and have been married for 5 years and don't have any kids. I am a jack of all trades but have mastered the computer, printer, copy machine repair trade for the last 11 years. I am just a good ole boy from the hills of southern Indiana that enjoys anything that has to do with the outdoors and find my biggest hobbies are hunting, fishing and buying, selling & shooting guns as well as tinkering with 4x4's. I have been hunting for the last 27 years enjoying deer, squirrel, turkey,coyote and fox hunting. I have been thinking abouit trying my aim out on some duck hunting soon. I also enjoy boating, camping and crawling around places in my 4x4 that others cannot go.

Harley
Posted by: Cal Sibley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/18/05 11:46 AM

The big guy upstairs has really been doing a job on me in the last couple of years. Stroke, diabetes and bursitis one after the other so I don't get to hunt very often now. Darn good thing I really enjoy bench shooting at the range.
I continue to shoot a lot and still love it, but I've got some doubts about these being the golden years. Best wishes to all.

Cal - Montreal
Posted by: makaira

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/20/05 02:44 AM

32 yrs old. Father of one beautiful 7 year old boy (Evan Thomas). He lives in SW Louisiana with his mother (ex-wife), who is an amazing woman. Grew up hunting ducks and geese with my father in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Had a great childhood. Moved to Key West, FL, after high school, to pursue a life-long dream of fishing guide. Been lucky enough to meet the right folks and was able to fish for billfish as crew in 9 countries. Screen name is Makaira in respect to the most beautiful, powerful, majestic predator of them all, the blue marlin.
Moved to AZ in attempt to quell a ravenous drug addiction I acquired when I was younger, and have found something that gets me as riled up as raising a big blue. That's watching a coyote race into my call, sometimes, alarmingly close! Been clean almost two years now and live everyday with a renewed appreciation for the finer things in life: family, God and the great outdoors.
Thanks for listening
Posted by: Bopeye

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/25/05 02:22 AM

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Well I might as well introduce myself as well. My name is James Holbrook, I have been married for five years now and have a 3 year old daughter and a son on the way. My son will be here Aug. 30th. My favorite hobby is my family, but am trying to learn how to hunt coyotes. I'm originally from Nebraska, but have been living in Tennessee for quite awhile now.
I've been deer hunting on and off for several years now and finally killed my first one last year. A 14 point, 200 pounder. I know, I know, out west it would be called a 7x7. Hope it doesn't take me as long to figure out how to hunt coyotes as it has for me to hunt deer. I don't think I have enough good years left in me to use up that much time. LOL. Oh by the way I'm 32 and am heading back to Nebraska this winter to hunt some ringnecks.
I definately enjoy reading the posts here. I visit several sites and this place has got to be the most informative. May God bless all of you.

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Insanity is doing the same thing time and time again while expecting a different result.





I came back to this thread that was originally started by Will Craig himself. Couldn't help but think about how much has changed in that time frame and how much this site has grown. I hadn't visited here in quite awhile due to having too many irons in the fire, but once you've been bitten by the "bug", it's hard to stay away. I look forward to doing some coyote hunting this year.
I also noticed that when I put my first post here that my daughter was just 4 and my son wasn't even born yet.
She's 8 now and he's 4. She loves the outdoors, but isn't too keen on the harvesting part. My son on the other hand, he loves everything to do with the outdoors. He's wanting to go coyote hunting with me this winter. I'm not sure if he can stay still long enough, but what the heck. If he wants to go......I'll take him.
That's what my father did with me and I'm sure I busted up more than one hunt for him. I'm thankful he took me anyway.
Sorry I posted here again, but just felt like taking a stroll down memory lane for a minute.
Posted by: cornpone64

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/09/05 01:26 PM

im a retired firefighter, arson investigator. been away from varmit bustin for 20 yrs or more. had a 243 pre 64 winc varmiter with 20#redfield reloaded all ammo. gave it to a young boy that was disabled. im thinkin about a 17hmr. or a 223 got a lot of ball ammo, any new hot stuff around i need to know about?what is the most popular cal, and set up, now days. i got a 222mag rem, hard to find ammo. youall are welcome to holler back on email, thanks
Posted by: rust4brains

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/15/05 08:18 AM

This seems like a good place for my first post. My name is Steve Walker. I'm 35 years old. I tend to take my job to personal, therefore I spend a lot of time at it. When not at work I enjoy time my wife and 6 year old son. My interests are target shooting & hunting - white tail, duck, squirrel & turkey. I also enjoy old cars (hence my screen name) I've been overly blessed by the Good Lord. My son is a vibrant, rowdy, little animal who likes what his daddy likes. My wife likes the cars and the guns too!!! She brought some of both into our marriage! Our car collection goes from Packards to Plymoths to Pontiacs to Studebakers. We live in Talbott, TN (just northeast of Knoxville)

I found Predator Masters through posts on AR15.com. I have been wanting to do some coyote hunting. The more I have read and researced, the more it seemed FoxPro was the way to go. Since 6.8 Rem SPC is not readily availble yet, I took some of the budget from my 6.8 AR build fund and ordered an FX3 FoxPro caller. The more I learn about predator hunting, the more excited I become. I am more excited about getting my FX3 than white tail hunting in East TN this fall. (The Kansas trip in the first week of Nov. still has my interest though!)
Posted by: TheDuckMaster

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/17/05 01:54 PM

So you all can know me a little better here’s a snapshot. I just turned 49. I reside in Cedar Rapids Iowa at present and was also born here.

As for my experience, I have been hunting, trapping and fishing my whole life. Fishing at the age of three (so the picture show) and taking my first pheasant with a 20gauge at the age of 9.

I began calling and howling in predators since the age of 11. I called my first fox in at 14 and my first coyote at the age 17. (Back then there just were not many Coyotes in Eastern Iowa).

I have hunted predators from as far south as Florida to as far North as Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada. My biggest varmint I have ever killed with a rifle was a 300lb wild boar in Florida and the smallest varmint was just two weeks ago in Nebraska. Yesiree,I killed two pocket gophers caught excavating a hole.

Besides my normal job as an Engineer, I am a Pro Staffer for T&T custom calls. My sounds preference for calling Coyotes is howling. My experience is howling works all the time, and when its perfect you dont need a distress sound.

I shoot a SAVAGE .22.250 12BVSS, which is fully bedded. I load my own rounds and prefer SIERRA 22 CAL 50GR BLITZ KING loaded to around 3200FPS. It has a 3.5 to 15 Sightron on it and it routinely shoots sub .60 at 200. Why such a heavy gun……..because it doesn’t wobble when the adrenaline starts flowing!

I have but one regret regarding varmint hunting, I just wish I would have had a camera in the early 80’s and maybe Randy Andersen would be saying the same about me right now.
Posted by: arend

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/20/05 06:16 AM

My name is arend and i come from holland. I am just getting in to calling predators. I like to learn more about this subject. so far i shot 2 foxes with a call.
I use a .223 rem /.270 win blaser r93 for shooting foxes and other vermin.
Posted by: shooterIII

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/26/05 12:30 AM

Well I just heard about and joined this tread.
I'm married (44 yrs), retired. Have two children.
My son is a avid sheep hunter, (he's in China now hunting blue sheep).
My daughter does not hunt but her husband who never hunted before marriage is now an avid big game and bird hunter.
I reload for my son, son-inlaw, and myself. Thats like reloading for about a dozen guns.
Life member NRA
Life member North American Hunting Club
Avid Rifle shooter, Trap shooter, and pistol shooter.
Posted by: MusicMan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/31/05 03:52 PM

Well I thought I have been lurking long enough.
I'm married (5yrs), a 2 1/2 year old little girl and a female bun in th oven due in about a month. (Man that's getting close)
I live in a small West Texas town and have been an avid Gun lover and hunter. I have always tinkered with my stuff and I can't buy a gun without messing with it one way or another. I build ar-15, 98 Mauser, 1911, and my favorite the 10/22.
I hang-out at other forums (mostly lurking) such as Roderus Custom Gunsmithing, Rimfirecentral, here. My alais are Mad Max, and Ackerman Arms.
I like playing in the garage but I love playing with my family.
Thanks,
Sean
Posted by: BarelyTame

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/01/05 05:04 PM

Ron Pitzen here. Born and raised in Minnesota. New to this forum and really like it so far. Love to hunt, fish, shoot, camp and lately, chase predators. I say chase because I haven't shot any so far! I shoot a T/C encore. Chaplain and Alcohol/Drug counselor by profession. Married with 5 kids and 8 grandkids -- love 'em all! Hopin' to get to know a few of you better, especially anyone local who may want to get together to hunt or shoot. Appreciate this opportunity to intro myself. Thanks for your hospitality so far!
Posted by: Caver

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/06/05 04:12 PM

Originally from Michigan. Retired from a Fire Department and moved South to Warmer temps. I live south of Mountain Home, Ar. and spend my time Hunting and Fishing - 4 Wheeler riding - Motorcycle riding - Horseback riding, caving, Prairie Dog busting in N.M., and now, my newest bad habit, Coyote hunting. I have been lurking in the background trying to learn what I can, and then try to put it into motion. I shoot a Remington VSF in .223 where I can but in our Wildlife Management areas, carry a Savage 22 Mag, because of our intelligent game laws. I am 60 yrs young and don't plan to ever grow up. All children are grown and out of the house. Only my wife left to keep me under control.
Posted by: trapshooter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/12/05 12:37 AM

I'm 29 divorced for 2 weeks, got 2 beautiful kids, and a pretty cool race car hince the name! I've been calling for about 10 yrs and just love it. I actually took this year off from bowhunting so I could concentrate more on calling but its been way to warm. I'm employeed with the state of kansas Equipment Mechanic. LOL gotta love them state jobs I have more time to hunt!! Jeremy
Posted by: hogtrapper

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/16/05 09:49 AM

Howdy, I am new here but very impressed with the vast amount of knowledge here. My name is Shayne Rodgers I am an avid hog trapper and hunter and I enjoy predator hunting aswell. I am married to my third wife and I have 3 kidos. My wife and kids all love to hunt. My 5 yr old girl is going to be the next Huntress on the hunting shows on tv, according to her. Any of you guys in west Texas want to hunt together shoot me an email and lets get out there. I am living in my home town of Rotan, TX, I run an outdoor program for disadvantaged kids, as well as teach archery in the class room, volunteer with the TPWD, and with Texas Youth Hunts,I also am a Hunters ed. instructor.

I like to hunt any thing thats legal any time any place!!!!!
Posted by: BlueDuck

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/20/05 01:55 PM

My name is Mike and I live near Hayden, Idaho. Retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 97. Work enough in the summer time to finance my adventures. Im Married. I called my first coyote in the 1963. got away from it for a while, but now I have the bug again. I spend a lot of time hunting mostly Waterfowl and deer. Not much upland game in this part of the state other then grouse. Elk are getting to be too much work. I have a yellow lab (Brier) who is starting to show his age too. I spend the off season fishing and working around the place. I live in a great area for outdoor people and life is good.......
Posted by: rodney

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/20/05 06:08 PM

hello,my name is rodney caudill.I live on the brushy mtns. in wilkes county nc.just geting started into predator hunting after wathing coming to the call i got the fever
the only problem we do not have that many coyotes here.
i currently use a mini14 .223 cal. and i justpurchased a 22-250 but have not used it yet.just wanted to say hi
Posted by: beaver

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/22/05 07:05 PM

Howdy,

thanks for creating such an informative board. I've been lurking here for a while now, but finally registered. I'm from Grapeland, Texas, which is basically in the middle of east texas, and hunt the big 3 like most of the other guys on this board. We are overrun with coyotes, but occasionally get a shot at a fox. I really want to get a bobcat this year. I've been using a JS MS512 caller for about 5 years now, and had lots of good luck with it. Just ordered an FX3, when it comes in, I figure I'll try to get my bobcat! Looking forward to learning more about predator hunting in east texas!

beaver
Posted by: VARMINT_SLAYER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/26/05 06:47 PM

Im Adam Nease. Im from Princeton Indiana. I just recently started hunting predators. So far I've called in mostly coons and foxes, because there's not very many coyotes in my area. I cant shoot bobcats here in Indiana because they just moved them from the endangered list to the protected, but i think that'll change here in the next few years. The two guns i own right now are a 12 gauge NEF Pardner, and a Marlin Model 60 .22, and I'm planning on getting a .17 HMR.

I am a diehard bass fishermen. During the warmer months you wont even see me unless you go to the lake.lol. the biggest bass I've caught and weighed was a 7 3/4 pounder.
I'm also considering getting into competitive bass fishing probably the year after next. Maybe sooner depending on whether I find a partner with bass boat. If anyone is interested let me know.
Posted by: pike

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/03/05 12:55 AM

Well my name is Hunter I live in roosevelt UT. I have 2 kids and "one" wife lol. I am new to coyote hunting and have I caught the bug baaaaaaaad.I eat sleep and dream the stuff but being the "newbee" not mutch exp.I have called in 2 so far.Was hoping some of the expert guys who live close might take a new guy "under there wing" and teach me the ropes!!!! got one this morning post picks soon.
Posted by: willhunt

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/07/05 09:26 AM

I'am brand new to pm. My name is Will Larsen. I'll be 29 on friday.I have been married for 7 years,I have 2 boys 6 and 4.I have been hunting coyotes for the last 15 years.I even hunted them for a living for a few years.Now I work in a cement plant not as much fun but better money.I live in northern utah.I mostly bow hunt for deer and elk,when thats over back to the 22-250 for coyotes.I look forward to hearing more.
Posted by: mi_yotes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/09/05 12:13 PM

My name is Mike. Im in S.W. Michigan. Im 29 married for 4 years.We just had our first kid. 5 month old daughter. I hunt deer mostly but also hunt turkey, ducks, geese, and yotes.Ive been yote hunting for about 5 years but really only seriously and with some knowledge for 2. Im a pipefitter by trade and work in the auto industry. I really love P.M. and the people here. Im glad I found it.
Posted by: onehorse303

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/25/05 01:13 PM

I am Jack Canupp from Gainesville, Ga. I'm 65 yrs old and stay in good physical condition. Retired Captain from Sheriffs office. My wife (the best in the southeast) encourages me to do the things I like while in good health. I rifle and bow hunt; turkey, bear, hogs, deer and love coyote hunting. Also surf fish at Cape Hatteras, NC. Looking for someone to invite me to hunt coyotes where I can see them coming...close combat here in Georgia. Have been re-loading for 31 years; enjoy life and meeting good people.

Jack
Posted by: IAyoteHNTR

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/26/05 10:09 AM

I figured this was the place to make my 1st post.

I'm 37 years old, from Iowa, married for 18 years and I have 3 great sons (14, 11, and 1 1/2 yr olds)

New to predator hunting and thirsting for knowledge about it. I have been out several times calling and have called in 1 red fox which I got by calling with a cassette walkman with an external speaker for a CB (this was my very 1st attempt at calling) but have zeroed so far on coyotes when calling


Needless to say, I'm now hooked and have myself more properly set up with a new Remington 700 SPS in .204 caliber paired with a Bushnell 3x9x40 and have made my own e-caller and have several Johnny Stewart tapes and a Cass Creek Predator II caller and a few hand calls. Now that I'm getting close to the $1000.00 range for money invested into predator hunting (much to my wife's dismay ) I figure I'd better use the knowledge I can get from the real pros out there, so here I am!

The last several attempts at calling have been a learning experience, been busted a couple times that I know of . Looks like there is a TON of good info on this site and I thank the person who turned me onto this site . Thanks for letting me rant on my 1st post. I hope to be a long time member here who might actually learn how to do this right and maybe give a few pointers of my own years down the road to a newbie

Thanks again..........Trevor.
Posted by: kyhowler

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/29/05 12:01 PM

Here goes, New member, just getting in to the internet thing, can't believe what I've been missing! My name is Chris Elmore. I live in South Central KY. near Bowling Green. I'm 33 and a Local 40 Union Boilermaker. I spent 4 years in the USMC so I'm a former Jarhead. I'm not married and have no kids. But I do have a 3yr old nephew and a 13 yr old cousin that are just about my whole life!!! I hunt deer, turkey, quail, ducks, geese, squirrel, coyotes, and bobcats. My dad started takeing me callin for fox when I was 8. I still enjoy calling but now its for coyotes and bobcats. I also fish every chance I get and fish a bass circuit. I've got 3 English Pointers and a Black Lab.
Posted by: DocCoyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/01/06 12:13 AM

My name's Matt, I'm a 2nd year medical student living in Las Vegas. I've been married for ~6 years and have a 2 year old son and another due in January. I've been an avid varmint hunter since I got my first rifle (a .22) at 12 years old (I'm now 28). I've dabbled in big game hunting and within the last year have taken up coyote hunting. Being a full time student, I don't have much time to hunt, but I take every opportunity I can to go administer lead injections. I'm always looking for opportunities to learn from those more experienced than I, if there's anyone in the Las Vegas area that doesn't mind showing a rookie the ropes, I would sure love to tag along.

Doc Coyote
Posted by: yote1106

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/03/06 02:42 AM

hello,

my name is john and i live in new york. I am 14 years old. I love hunting, but my parents are liberals and won't ever let me go. It first interested me when I took a trip to georgia to see my relatives. Through study, I've found that when I get older I would like to hunt coyote.

live long and hunt hard,
john
Posted by: 50jBob

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/03/06 06:38 AM

Hello All,

Bob here. I'm 48 and have been hunting and camping just about my whole life. For alot of my adult life I was a big game hunter who saved every penny I could and traveled this continent going after various game. Then I got a bird dog. "Luke" is a French Brittany who caused my to give up the big game travel and stay home. Bird hunting's become an addiction. The one thing I've never done, but was always in the back of my mind is predator hunt. Well, I've decided to take it up. It sounds exciting and fascinating, and it won't interfere with the birds. I've got alot of questions.

It'll be good to meet you all,
Bob Boehler
Posted by: bloodhounder

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/04/06 10:07 PM

Hello fellow hunters! I am a contractor in the great state of Oklahoma. I am 26 years old and have been married for 6 in March. I have a beutiful daughter who is ready to start hunting with dad. I raise and breed redbone bloodhounds. I enjoy hunting, tracking, fishing, and everything outdoors. I have a very supportive wife who understands my needs for the outdoors. I enjoy chating with people who share the same needs as I. I hope to be chating with all of you soon.
"BLOODHOUNDER"
Posted by: Kevin_C

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/05/06 03:30 PM

Hello everyone. I make a living as a Network Engineer, but I am always tring to find a way to make a living working for myself. I grew up that way and Dad has worked for himself for 30 years or so. I enjoy hunting, reloading, fabrication, black powder cannons, HAM radios, fishing, custom knife making, playing cards, and cutting firewood. I am 30 years old and have a wife a son that is almost a year and a half old. I am a volunteer fireman in my little town. I just got into predator hunting but I have been deer hunting with a rifle for about 17 years and bow hunting for about 6 years. I really like going out shooting any gun and that is probably why I reload my ammo cuz it's cheaper.

Have a good one.
Posted by: Navy_Gunner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/08/06 09:44 PM

Hi my name is Chris Turnbull, and Im an alcoholic......

Ok not really, but my name is Chris Turnbull. Im 27, married to a beautifull lass of 27 and have a 3 year old daughter. I live in N.E. Oregon, and am an avid outdoorsman. I used to be a construction contractor here, and then signed up for the Navy. I served my tour, and came back here to Oregon and am now working for another contractor. I have been a hunter all my life, mostly an archery hunter until I caught the firearms bug. I have gained serious interest in the last 10 years into predators, and hunt them allmost exclusivley. I have bear, cougar, bobcat, and many o' coyotes under my belt. Now we cannot use dogs or bait to hunt bear or cougar so I am having to resort to calling them bigger predators. I called 3 bear in last year (WAY EXCITING) and no cougar that I saw but I did hear some. I didnt get my cougar for 05' but am giving 100% this year until I do, no deer, no elk until I harvest my cougar. Other than that, I fish, camp, hike, hunt, reload, hunt, shoot, hunt, and I often have some time to hunt!

I wanted to say that I am glad that I found this website, and really enjoy all the company here. The information available here is second to none, so founders and moderators.....Hats off to you fellas. You will be recieving a donation from me along with a sticker purchase in the next few days........Again Thanks

My wife thanks you all to, since I have found this page I have spent LOTS less time looking at "adult oriented material"
Posted by: lf346

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/10/06 12:35 PM

HI All,
I'm new here and have had a great time reading all of the articles. My name is Larry Forrester and I'm married and living in Lehigh Valley near Allentown, PA. I am almost 60 but would rather say 59! Hunted all of my life and love it. I have three children all grown. My Son Ryan is a fantastic hunter. I am an IT Consultant and know just enough to keep me out of trouble I'm retiring in June from the Army Reserves with 40 years under my belt as a CW5 Chief Warrant Officer. Getting ready for a prairie dog hunt this July and really excited about it. Met a guy from the Denver area and he's taking me up to Wyoming. After reading about the coyotes, now I'm hooked for sure! Don't have a lot of guns in the arsenal but always trying to add another! Good luck huntin'!! I'm hooked on this site and coyotes now!!!
Posted by: HighPlainsDrifter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/12/06 02:49 AM

Howdy,
I am a new member here myself. My name is Richie Randel, I am 42 years of age, I married my second wife in 2000 and she is much better than the first . I have a 21 year old daughter who has two kids of her own which makes me grandpa. I also have a 12 year old step son. I am an avid outdoorsman and my favorite pusuits are predator hunting, bowhunting Elk, Icefishing, Deer and Antelope Hunting and Golfing. I am a Police Officer and I currently work as a Patrol Sergeant, SWAT team member, Firearms Instructor, Glock Armorer and an Accident Reconstructionist. I have been with my current agency for 11 years and prior to that I was a US Army Military Policeman for 5 years. I did a 6 month tour in Iraq, Kuwait & Saudi during Desert Shield/Desrt Storm.
I have high hopes for this site since it came highly recommended. I recently had a bad experience on another site and I dont need anymore drama. I am looking for a site to learn a few new tricks and to share some of my experience, knowledge and experiences with others who share my passion.
Posted by: CoyoteSmoker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/15/06 07:51 PM

My name is Lynn Wilcox from Unadilla, New York. I'm 47 years old. Been hunting all my life. Got my first Red Rider at 6 years old.
Called my first coyotes in in January of 1998, but only seriously hunting coyotes for the pass 2 years. Now I'm hooked.
Posted by: Ugly Dog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/15/06 09:29 PM

I thought I did this a long time ago, but I guess I didn't. I'm Cody Ervin, soon to be 29 and still feel like I'm 15. I'm from sw Nebraska, and I'm a by god American. I have a wife who loves to hunt turkeys and deer. I also have two childen, a daughter who's four and a boy who'll be two. The only thing I love more than hunting is my family. I'm a rancher and I'm damn proud of it. My family has run cattle in Nebraska since 1887. If your my friend I'll charge hell with a bucket of water for ya. I started trapping mice when I was 4 years old and have been a wildman ever since. I killed my first pheasant at age 8 and first yote at 11 with a 22. My favorite things to hunt are coyotes and whitetails with my recurve. I've killed coyotes with anything from a bow to a 300 H&H. Some people hunt because they want to, I hunt because I have to. It's what I am. I love reading everyones posts on this site. Thank you for having it.
Posted by: bayou

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/16/06 02:55 PM

I'm pretty much brand new to the site. I found out about it from a friend. I'm also new to predator hunting, just learning right now and getting my feet wet.

I'm married and have two kids. I'm busy in my church, and am in Law Enforcement. All of the above keep me really busy, so hunting time is hard to come by.
Posted by: COcajun

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/18/06 07:25 PM

Well, now that I've posted elsewhere on the forum, I better properly introduce myself.

My name is Cade Thibodeaux, yeah trueblood cajun coonass from the sportsmans paradise of Louisiana, transplanted a mile in altitude to Fort Collins CO. I'm 31, just married last August, but knew it was true love when she fused at me that the freezer we got for a wedding gift wasn't big enough for all the meat i "better come home from hunting with!" No kids, yet. Enjoy hunting anything, fishing, and four wheeling. Took my first coyote last fall on opening day of deer/elk/bear season with a muzzle loader at 70 yards and was instantly hooked on the idea of predators. My prefered method of take is with the old smoke pole so getting critters in close is always the trick. I've since been asked to take care of a problem mountain lion on private land, so I'm trying to learn as much as I can fast! Called my first cats (two bobcats this last weekend) while trying for the big guy. I look forward gaining lots of great ideas from this group and hope that someday there might be a PM hunt some closer than AZ. See you all in the boards or better yet on a stand.
Posted by: huntin4wiley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/21/06 10:46 AM

Hello....My name is Tom and I live in Ohio,I'm 53 and as my screen handle implies,,I'm still waiting on my first yote kill. I've been reading alot here for some time before registering. And enjoy that more than typing.
There are some coyotes in my area,, but they travel in and out,,so that and the prevailing wind is why I believe I haven't been lucky yet.
I shoot 223 and enjoy killing paper as much as just walking and being in the woods.
I also own a boat capable of fishing our Great Lakes and fish for salmon and steelhead trout and walleye and perch.
Posted by: Nickj1980

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/24/06 07:48 PM

HI, My name is Nick. If you've been on NAHC, FOXPRO, or Utah DWR's forums you may have seen my name and I am one and the same.

I've been married about a year and a half to a great Cali girl who grew up in the city. This past October she killed a 6 point bull elk on her first hunt ever. I'm still proud as can be. No kids yet since we are both going to school right now. I'm majoring in Biology and she is majoring in Psycology. She also works full time. In the summer I make ends meet by locating underground utilities and helping run a small landscaping company.

Before starting school I spent 4 years in the Marine Corps as a driver in an artillery battery in 29 Palms, CA. I also spent time in quite a few different places around the globe including Iraq.

I've been calling predators for 13 years and can't think of any kind of hunting I enjoy more. I enjoy the calling part as much as the shooting part. I also love bowhunting for elk and mule deer, pheasant hunting, and I'm starting to get in to Spring Turkey hunting.

Here are some pictures I keep online:

Nick's Pics

This is my first post on this site and I'm glad to be here.
Posted by: rjh

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/27/06 11:33 AM

my name is Randy Howland from chicago hieghts il. Been with the same wonderful women for 6 years (need to get married). I'm 34 years old. I'm a loan officer (mortgages). no 2 legged kids but three 4 legged kids ferlin (johnson american bulldog) Maggie (bullmastiff) Hoxie (thier daughter) 2 cats too. I have had a bad addiction to guns and now got a new addiction to bow hunting. Have only been deer hunting 2 years and now I have become interested in predator hunting.I also have a car I drag race (86 turbo buick) which I want sell so I can buy a four wheeler.I am also currently waiting to take take my test for the cook county sheriffs office (3 more months). And I also like to use ()..................alot.LOL
Posted by: TxYoter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/29/06 04:45 PM

46 Years young and live in the Lubbock area of Texas in a small town called Sundown Tx. Just started hunting coyotes this year. I've been a on and off hunter for the last 25 years or so. I grew up in the center of Texas in Limestone county in a town called Groesbeck. Moved to Houston in the late seventies and went to work offshore on geophysical survey boats for Western Geophysical. Stayed with them for 22 years and have worked all over the world. I now work for a oilfield meter shop and have more time to do the things I like to do. I try to get out and coyote hunt at least twice a week. I have permission to hunt on three large ranches in the area and am always looking for new hunting locations. I haven't got my first dog yet but I ain't giving up!
Posted by: Cruiseaz

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/31/06 09:45 PM

Another new guy here. I have read alot of the posts before I decided to become a member. I grew up in small-town Nebraska(age 52) and hunted extensively there: pheasant, turkey, coyotes, pd's and other misc small game. Transplanted to AZ, hunting was sacrificed, but want to get back and will focus on predator as turkey tags are hard to get. Most of my coyote hunting was in snow, by sight and stalk. Very little calling, but have always wanted to get better at it. Would truly appreciate going along as "student" with an experienced caller. I have an old 722 in 222 Rem that my dad used on hundreds of coyotes(no kidding). And I just bought a RRA AR with 24" bull bbl. getting used to it now. have Honda quad, trout fish several times a year (back country), and enjoy each outing just to be getting out in the country. enjoy the 'net and digital pictures for being able to share.
Posted by: tikaani

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/06 02:36 AM

I live in the interior of Alaska with my wife. Retired Army, 20 years in the Infantry, 4 with Aco 3/75 Ranger Regiment (to any Batt Boys out there, Rangers Lead the Way). I run a trapline here as well as hunt fox, lynx, coyote and when and where the caribou move will hunt (or more aptly, look for) wolves. Other interests are moose, bear and caribou hunting, ice fishing. Most of my predator hunting is done with 22-250, and will use my 17 HMR that I carry for dispatching trapped animals for in close work on fox only. That's all for now.
Posted by: ThumperPA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/06 10:37 AM

Greetings! My name is Mike. I'm 49 and have loved the outdoors all my life and hunted and fished since before I was really legal.... I'm from Pennsylvania but have lived in Maryland for the past 20 years. I love to hunt waterfowl and train labs, and a real close second is hunting whitetails. Shot my first 'yote last year while hunting deer and now have the bug real bad. I reload my own for deer hunting, but just got a 22-250 barrel for my Encore and I'm working on some loads for that. I'm real interested now in building my own electric caller and have really enjoyed reading up on that in this forum. Seems like some great folks here and I hope to get to know y'all better.
Posted by: Duncan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/06 05:52 PM

Why not. Name is Tom Mahoney, originally from MT. currently live in ID. Longtime lurker, never really had much to add. I just turned 40, married no kids, 2 labs 1 chocolate, 1 black. I have been involved in the outdoors since I was old enough to walk, owe that to my Dad. Started running my first trap line when I was 8 mostly, muskrats and then worked my way up to beaver and coyote as the years went by. Been a few years since I have run a line but I have yet to miss a beat when it comes to chasing Big game and fowl. Waterfowl just ended here in ID so now my focus will on song dogs.

Really enjoy this board, love browsing the picture gallery. Hopefully I get the chance to post up some of my own photos.

Cheer,
Tom
Posted by: eeyore

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/02/06 11:35 AM

Name is Mike Oliver and live in Southeast Iowa. Love to hunt and fish, have a beautiful wife and three kids(this is where most of my time is spent but it is worth it). I primarily use hand calls because I like to travel light, favorite is the "Crit-r-Call". I shoot a .243 and it works for me. I have been calling off and on for about 10 years, got interrupted several times when I was in the Army. I am always looking for ways to improve my calling abilities and this site looks to have some pretty experienced callers so bring on the secrets!
Posted by: gunz

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/06/06 06:19 AM

My name is Mateo Delgado. I just recently got into predator hunting. I am 26 not married, but getting ready to get in engaged , have no kids and one dog, he is kind of like my kid. I am an attorney that is currently studying to take my second bar exam and will being full time work in March . I use an Ar15 for coyotes. I am really happy to have found this site and look forward to being able to learn as much as possible and put in my $0.02.
Posted by: K_NINE_KILLER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/08/06 12:00 AM

Well here's my spill, I'm 24 years old and happily married to a beautiful woman for four years. I have no children and spend way too much time in a treestand and hiding in bushes after a variety of four legged critters. I run a wildlife mgt. area for a living and love my job. I love my church family and most of all The good Lord above for his Son, our Savior and the perfect example of how we should live our lives.
Posted by: Robert Watson

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/10/06 11:21 PM

Well I guess my name is a given. I work at a rural phone company as a network tech. I have been amember since 2002 my first username was coyoteslayer.;I thought it was a false concept because I don't see that may yotes. I am 33 years old and love to go calling I am married with three children and they all love to go when they can. I have a good wife who just allowed the purchase of a new browning rifle. So those varmits better look out and keep thier heads up now. This board is about all I do on the net but I love the tons of info you can read or ask for.
Posted by: Montana Slim

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/11/06 01:55 AM

Montana Slim, 54 and married to a wonderful women who lets me spend more time in the woods than many of my buddies. Love to hunt and have REALLY loved this site for the information and the sharing of hunts. I have learned a lot hear and believe that hunters are some of the best people around. Refinery workers for the last 23 years, and no I have NO control over the price of gas. Shoot mostly handguns and rifles and occasionally shotguns. Reload and cast bullets and work on guns part time.
Posted by: deckerdog243

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/12/06 07:36 PM

hello fello vermon hunters
my name is brian decker 36 years old, have been hitched for 10 years to the one and only, and have 2 boys 8 and 5.
born and raised in a small town (140 people) in southwest michigan. have always lived on the 3rd. generation farm and also drive semi truck. i haul only farm type commodities. i love to hunt woodchuck, fox, coyote, crow, whitetail deer, coon, squirrel, rabbit, and also ice fishing which we haven't had any good ice this year, oh well maybe next year. i don't have alot time for the computer so i don't get on pm alot but its the first sight when i do. it's really great reading about everybody else's success. shoot straight and hittem hard!!!!!!
Posted by: ccirvin

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/12/06 11:41 PM

My name is Chris Irvin and I am 22 from North Mississippi. I am a Network Technician for the local school district, have never been married and have a 3 year old son. I spend my time when not online hunting deer, squirell, and turkey and have just started hunting coyote and fox. I try to stay in the woods/fields as much as possible. I have a few friends who are farmers and have permission to hunt there land for all the coyote I can kill. In Mississippi you have to have a letter from the land owner stating you are there depredation agent to be able to hunt at night. I like to take anyone wanting to go hunting. Normally when I go I either have my son or some of my friends kids tagging along. It's nice to introduce a kid to something they otherwise might not experience. I guess that's it about me.
Posted by: Elkhunteresquire

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/15/06 12:54 AM

Ira Callahan....Retired US Army. Spend time all over but I enjoyed Alaska the most. Married for 33years plus to same great women. Four Kids , 6 Grandkids and love the outdoors. In Alaska I was stationed at Fort Richardson with Charlie Company, 1st of the 6oth Infantry "Airborne". Love predator hunting. Living in Washington state now. Hunt whatever and when ever I can. Will turn 53 in a week or so.....hell I feel like I'm just getting cranked up! I enjoy PM and learn something new everyday.....(And they said you couldn't teach an old dog new tricks.........Waaahhhhhh)!
Posted by: juliang

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/15/06 10:40 PM

Julian Gunney, Living in the middle of nowhere near Murfreesboro, TN. Married with 2 dogs and have acheived 44 years on this rock we call home. Still looking for hunting partners and have land to hunt. English by birth, Southern by the grace of God, well South of England anyway. Just another foreigner cheering on the Packers and trying to blow stuff up!!!!
Posted by: Cal Sibley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/17/06 07:37 PM

Hello,

My name is Cal. I'm an American who came to visit some friends in Canada for a week back in 1972 and just never got around to going back. You don't want to invite me to your home as I tend to stay. I'm 69 years old and retired with grown children so there's just me and Franklin, my Giant Schnauzer. I no longer hunt a great deal but spend a lot of time at the rifle range, at least one whole day a week (except in winter when I hibernate). This is an easy country to get to like. I do go back to the US to visit family. My major hobby is reloading which I never seem to tire of. Best wishes.

Cal - Montreal
Posted by: greasypig

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/17/06 09:42 PM

Names Robert Beard, 39 years old,I have 3 kids ( 2 in Ky )1 with my beautiful wife of 7 years. I am prior Military currently paying the bills as a sheetmetal fabricator. I enjoy the outdoors and any hunting that the wife and the good Lord allows me to do. I have been hunting the Moon Dog since I was 12 and I am still learning. I also have become addicted to these forums and the conversations held with individuals of the same intrests, Thanks for allowing me to come along.
Posted by: canislatrans54

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/18/06 01:40 PM

Hello Fellow Americans (& others):
I'm new to this forum, so here's my intro. My name is Will Horting. I'm a 41 year old, lifelong resident of N. C. Kansas. Was raised on farming, '60/'70's Country music, & coyote hunting. My dad, his dad & my uncles all hunted coyotes from back in the 40's to the present. I started going when I was 8. Started calling them in 1995. I also hunt deer, pheasant, turkey, rabbit, & squirrel. (although coyotes is an obsession)
Twice divorced, I also have 3 great sons, aged 19-17-15. So far no grandkids(thank goodness)! The oldest is a newlywed...the 17 yr. old is leaving for Army basics in June. Gotta love the US Military for our Freedom!!!!!!!
I also enjoy NASCAR, vid games, reading & WWE/TNA.

Great to be here...Now, let's go kill something cuz I ain't patient OR politically correct! Heck, wadya expect from a redneck?
Posted by: canuk

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/06 10:49 PM

hey everyone 34, married, two daughters,6 & 1 work in the patch, been huntin since i was twelve but just found this forum. ITS GREAT
Posted by: AfricaPredator

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/06 01:38 PM

Ok, I am from South Africa, home to millions of different species of wildlife, I am an ex con, nuclear bomb salesman and business is pretty quiet. No, jokes aside, am 43, am a manufacturer, writer, lecturer, speaker, game call manufacturer and guide and teach predator hunting. I have the only game call company in South Africa. I have been hunting and calling predators since 1984, and am an ethical hunter and am presently campaigning against the use of gin traps and poison in South Africa. I am married to a wonderful lady who is also my best friend, I stay on our family owned 12,000 hectare game farm,and also run a manufacturing game call plant in Cape Town - South Africa.

I was previously in the motor business and also studied law and did a gunsmithing qualification as well. This all happened after the war in South West Africa of which I was involved in from 1979-1989 off and on as military training used to be a standard requirement. This is when I became interested in predator calling.

That my story
Posted by: cessna

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/06 01:45 PM

I'm 62 years old. Retired from the state utility company, and now work as a utility consultant. Married for 30 years. Was raised in southern Arizona. My wife and I have lived in Northwest New Mexico for 30 years. I've hunted in the lower forty-eight, Mexico, Alaska. I live in an area of really great predator calling. My passion is fox and cats, and have been successful with both. I'm new to PM and really enjoy the forums.
Posted by: HFD60

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/06 10:32 AM

I'M 40 YRS OLD, MARRIED TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, W/ 4 KIDS RANGING IN AGES FROM 23-12. I'M A CAREER FIREFIGHTER IN HARRISBURG PA. SERVED IN THE USMC FOR 8 YRS. PRIOR. HAVE BEEN HUNTING SINCE I WAS 12, BUT JUST GETTING INTO PREDATORS. NO LUCK YET ...LIKE FISHING, CAMPING, WRENCHING ON CARS & COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING.

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW HUNTING PARTNERS...JUST DROP A NOTE IF YOU WANT TO TALK, HUNT, FISH, SHOOT OR WHATEVER...

GOOD HUNTING, RICH
Posted by: trashcan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/06 01:10 PM

Hello all. I am a 34 year old male of stubborn Irish stock living in Bulverde Texas.I have a wondurful boss (wife) and a 5 3/4 yrs. old daughter who is the best hunting buddy a man could dream of and a 2 1/2 yrs. old son who I can't keep inside the house and he loves the outdoors. I was brought up hunting and fishing since I could walk. I work as a fire testing technician in a laboratory in Elmendorf Texas. My family owns 1600 acres of land outside of Robert Lee Texas where I do most of my hunting.In the eightes my father and I ran a trapline in Kerr county and night called every chance we got (bought a mini 14 ranch rifle with my end of the profits in 1986)then the bottom dropped out of the fur market and I have concentrated on deer hunting untill this year. The sheep rancher who leased the land took his sheep (and govt. trapper) off the ranch last year(thank God!) and we have been seeing way more deer, quail, and turkey not to mention predators on the ranch. We don't see alot of cyotes but we've seen alot of grey fox and bobcats. I'm looking forward to this coming winter to hit them hard and get my kids into the sport.Thanks
Trashcan
Posted by: FarmerJ

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/06 01:16 PM

I am new to the board, 38, married with a 12 yo and 5 yo daughter. Both of whom love to shoot air soft in the basement with dad. All 4 of us hunt, fish, camp and enjoy time in the outdoors. We have been married now for 13 years and Memorial day will be 14.

This is the first year I have been able to get out and do any predator hunting and I am really enjoying it.

I work as an engineering technician for a company that makes suspension ars for your hard disk drives. I hae been in the Army National guard since 1990 and spent time on the border with the US Customs after 9/11 and went to Kosovo in 2004. Most of my shooting skils come as a result of the army, and as of the last 3 years have really gotten back into hunting after 19 years of not doing much.
Posted by: huntinnutsbro

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/01/06 07:07 PM

name is matt h. live in republic mo. wife, 3 boys, and love to hunt! just got into the yote thing this year. but i have always hunted something. i am 28, work for oreilly auto parts at there machine shop. my brother huntnut turned me onto this site and i have learned a great deal from the short time i have been a member! great site, and keep up the great work here. if any one is going to be hunting in these parts, give me a yell, me and my hunting partner are always out on the weekends!
Posted by: bullpup44

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/15/06 09:48 AM

Howdy,
My name is Jerome and I'm 26 years old and I've been hunting, shooting and fishing since I can remember. Born and raised in Akron, Colorado. I just got into calling this past fall and now I'm hooked. I'm a high school English teacher, football and baseball coach. I'm also getting married in June. This site has been awesome. It's helped me a lot and I have plans of being a member for life. Thanks everybody.
Posted by: nitevisionuk

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/18/06 11:03 AM

i live in the united kingdom,i live with my woman an 2 kids in a small town,i work in a factory 4 an a half days a week,at the moment i run two bedlington x greyhounds,by law this is on rabbits,as our gov has banned fox hunting,this is not good,but we have a lame duck gov who made promises to get into power,most of them they aint kept,but the hunting ban placates the old gaurd in their party.
Posted by: HogWildforKidogs

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/18/06 06:44 PM

My name is Bob Shaw
I'm 41 and I've been married for 18 years. I have 3 daughters and soon to be a Grandpa!!. I've been hunting and fishing my whole life and is my drug of choice next to my wife and kids. When my wife and I aren't chasing our kids around the state rodeoing we enjoy riding our motorcycles. As I get older, I've learned to appreciate the time away that predator calling offers and the best part is I don't have to draw a tag to do it. My ultimate goal is to call in a lion and hopefully take it. That's if I dont wet myself in the process. Well if anyone of you get out my way, just send me a PM and we'll do some hunting (All I ever need is an excuse my wife say's !!)
PS,I can't wait for my new Grandson to enter this world as there is so very much I look forward to teaching him! (HUNTING & FISHING)
Posted by: VooDoo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/19/06 10:58 AM

My name is Andy McDaniel,just turned 35 years old.I've been married to the same beautiful woman for almost 12 years who don't hunt or fish,but understands why I have to.I have two great daughters,10yrs and 6 yrs old.I have mostly hunted waterfowl for the last 20 years but this predator thing has opened up a world of new places to go.I live here in Covington,Ga.I built a house behind my parents,where I grew up.I did not fall far from the tree!!!I have grown to absolutely hate the area that I call home,although I cannot leave(remember the house I built in my parents backyard?).I would like to move to anywhere from northern Idaho to western Iowa and all points in between.I work as a lineman and I love my job.My hobbies are,doing whatever I want,and whatever she wants!I hope to learn alot from you guys and I hope you don't mind a little venting every once in a while.
Posted by: dudleydoright

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/20/06 07:09 PM

Well here goes. I am 57 and married with no children. I live about 35 miles north of Boise Idaho. Retired law enforcement from Nevada and moved here to Sweet in 1999.I do some dry land farming with alfalfa/grass hay. I have several bench guns in 22BR, 6BR, 6TCU, and 6/06,I built with the help of the Late Skip Talbot. I say bench guns because they are too heavy to carry around for predator shooting other then prairie dogs. I also do some T/C and XP100 shooting. Other hobbies include motorcycles,4 wheelers, and fishing. Been reloading for 35 years and use a dillon RL550 for the past 15 or 20 years My name is Mike McCuskey and my other half is Rose. She will deer hunt with me and target shoot. Life member of the NRA. Learned about this site on a post at Specialty Pistol.
Posted by: foxy_tracks

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/27/06 11:29 PM

My name is Bethe and I have lived in Pennsylvania my whole life. I'm 28. I have never been married and I have no kids. I have a boyfriend, who is not into hunting at all. I have hunted since I was 12. I enjoy hunting for whatever happens to be in season. I bow, rifle, shotgun, and blackpowder hunt. Blackpowder (flintlock) is my most favorite. Besides, hunting here at home I have been hunting in Virginia, Illinois, and British Columbia. I enjoy turkey calling, trapping, and taxidermy. I work for a huge bakery and I have been there for close to 9 years. I am new to this site and so far, I mainly go right to the Call Builder's forum.
Posted by: aylor70

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/30/06 08:52 PM

Jeez, never noticed this until now, I'll tell you all about me:
Names Taylor, I'm from southwest Minnesota. I'm 16 and i just got into hunting this pheasant season, not I can't get enough. I go to school in Pipestone, MN but i live about 15 miles out of town. Kind of annoying at times, but very peaceful out here in the boonies. I participate in wrestling and that is very time consuming in the winter, so I don't do much or any winter hunting, or any other activites really. I like to have some fun, party it up, throw a few back every once in a while . Glad to be here and so far have been very pleased and learned a lot! Everyone here seems very nice. Thanks!

Taylor
Posted by: son_of_rocky

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/03/06 08:27 PM

My name is Scott, 43 yrs old. I live in the Thumb of Michigan am married to a wonderful woman who enjoys hunting with me for the last 24 years and we have two pretty well grown kids. I farm for a living and am a certified crop advisor. I used to be very passionate about all types of hunting but my work has gotten in the way of that, besides I find I get to hunt a lot more land predator hunting in the winter when all the deer hunters are through for the year. I have been calling predators with a very limited degree of success for 10 years but never had the sense to give it up. Now I found a couple of partners who are just as hardcore as I am and we have learned enough to call in about 50 or so fox this past winter. Enjoy the site and all the help out there. BTW Rocky was my mom's nickname, she passed away from cancer this past year.

SOR
Posted by: carsonwild

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/07/06 07:59 AM

Hello everyone this it my first time to post on this forum.
My names Kris C. I live in houston Tx.
Im 35 single no kids only me and my dog scout.
I have lived in texas all my life .

Been hunting for 27 years mostly wing hunting.
I train my on labs for hunting water fool and doves.
I love to fish and to bow hunt.
I just took up coyote hunting this year but haven't got one yet.
Shot at one with a 12 gage knocked it down.
But ran off and couldn't find it.
I allso shot at a bobcat with my buddys 223.
The dang thing was not sited in so i missed
Posted by: kevinconn

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/07/06 08:40 AM

Hello my name is Kevin Conn. I live in Odessa Texas, Im single with no kids that I know of. Im 25 years old, love killing little furry animals, long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and romantic movies. I was just kidding about the long walks on the beach lol. Anyways if its outdoors im probably doing it. Just recently got into sillouette shooting and just did my first competition last month at a local gun range, came in secound not too shabby. I would like to make a suggestion for this website. Make a south west section for us texas people so we dont have to spell out every word so everyone will understand what we want to say.
Posted by: MOJAVEJ

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/16/06 03:49 AM

Hello,
My name is Jason and I was born and raised in a little town of about 400 people in Ottawa,Co. Kansas called Delphos.I served 4yrs in the Marine Corps. Stayed in So. Cal. Got married and have 1 3yr old daughter and 1 on the way. I try to hunt as much as possible and try to get back to Kansas and hunt upland birds and deer every couple of years. I make an attempt to hunt deer in So. Cal. but mostly hunt predators. I shot on the RCT 7 combat rifle and pistol team while I was in the Corps. The guys I hunt with say that I complain too much that the huntiong sucks in Cali but I am just spoiled and they have never hunted Kansas. Well thats all.
Thanks
Jason
Posted by: Wildwood

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/17/06 08:13 AM

Family man. Finding it hard to balence a marriage, hunting, fishing, trapping, and my nuisance wildlife buisness.

I have hunted every huntable species in this state (Illinois) but I have found my real passion: Guiding two of my daughters on successful deer and turkey hunts.

It was a beautiful thing to watch over thier shoulder as one shot her first Tom and the other a nice doe.

Currently Im trying to talk my wife into a romantic weekend hog hunt. Wish me luck!
Posted by: weedwalker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/18/06 05:39 PM

I'm Ed from London,Ky. 46 years old. Married to a very understanding woman, 5 boys, 1 girl. They're all grown up and gone except for 1 son. Been huntin' all my life for whatevers in season, gun or bow. Just got into this coyote huntin'. i'm hooked on it, can't get enough. My wife is getting a little annoyed listening to my new calls. Even HAD to buy some new guns. Hopefuly I'll learn some tricks from you guys about huntin' the hunter. This is a great forum too, and just about addictive. Good luck huntin' ya'all.
Posted by: rowney

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/18/06 09:06 PM

I'm Seth Rowney and I live in Lewisville TX now but I should be moving back to austin this winter. I am 24, have a wife, a daughter who is 10 months, and one on the way, and have been hunting whatever I could kill since I was 5. My wife is the best thing in the world, but she doesnt hunt or fish or golf, but lets me do as much as I want. First was wingshooting with a bolt 410 and then went to whitetails in an old 222. I got into predator hunting not long after that, I shot a fox at 225 yds right between the eyes with that 222 when i was 12, not bad with a 4x scope, totally luck cuz i have never done that again, but it got me hooked. My dad and i both are on here, but i dont know his handle, he just got his AR put together and I get to see it this weekend, maybe shoot it as well! Anyways thats me and I look forward to learning something from the older members in here since I am porbably one of the youngest.
Posted by: action2006

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/23/06 04:13 AM

I have called all my friends and together we will make this hole a living hell

you're all twisted psychopaths
Posted by: R Buker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/23/06 07:33 AM

action2006 you are gone.
Posted by: possumal

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/23/06 08:15 AM

Hey Ed: Glad to see another good old Ky. boy in the Coyote Fraternity. If you get time, look up Jimmy Parsley down your way and tell him "Possum" said hello, and see if he remembers. We used to be real active in the state archery association. Last I heard, he was still running Parsley Tire Co.. If you are ever planning on being up Nicholasville way, get in touch and we'll call one or two up together.
Possumal
Posted by: blinddog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/24/06 12:59 PM

My name is Ernie Mazza I am 54 years old am married and have raised four children, all grown, my wife and I have 6 grandchildren with number 7 due in an other month.

Not much to say really I tend to be pretty reticent about myself.
I live in Southwest Kansas, mostly farm and ranch country, real dry most of the time. I grew up in south central Arizona, That was where I started chasing Varments of all types. When I was in my tens AZ still payed bounty on Bobcat and coyote pelts. I earned spending money during the winter months hunting pelts for bounty. In the summer I would catch scorpions ,Rattle snakes and tarantula spiders and sell them to a guy who made ashtrays and paper wieghts with them. After I got out of the Marines I sort of did a lot of things for work ended up in Kansas of all places a cop in a rural Sheriffs Dept. Did that a few years and wanted to move on to a bigger Dept. So I spent the next years in a historic Cattle Towns Police Dept. where I made my goal of Detective after a lot of hard work. In the late nintys I was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, this had taken the vision in the central portion of one eye before it was discovered. I had to retire because of my poor vision. I was pretty hard hit by that develpment but as I am not a quitter i tried to make the best of things. I have been trying to figure out how to spend my remaining years i am not going to just sit and vegitate tried that don't care for it. Went to the VA's Blind rehab center in Waco TX. found out that5 I can still do a lot of the things I always could do I just have to adapt the way I do them.
I got some visual enhancement equiptment from the VA so now i am planning a build on a Varment dedicated AR 15, 24"heavy barrel and glass optics that my vision can take full advantage of.
Other than that I spend the day crusing the internet and working with my guide dog.

I tend to be somewhat short tempered with fools, and liberal anti hunting, anti gun people. I grew up around firearms anhd was taught early what they are and how to safely handle them, I have done my best to pass that on to all my children and grandchildren.
Posted by: SiskiyouJack

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/24/06 11:07 PM

My name is Jackson, I am 78 years young. Married to the same gal for 55 of those years, raised three kids. I live in the Shasta Valley of northern California. I like to hunt fish and photograph. This computer stuff is new to me, and not too good at it. I was introduced to predator calling in 1948 and still going strong. I still have the call that I called my first coyote in with in 1948. It is a very small call, made by a S.V. Higley of Burley Idaho, plus a whole lot more. I shoot a 222 or 22-250. I am pretty heavy into photography, both still and video.
Posted by: DannyH

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/25/06 11:18 PM

Dan Hayes, 52, married 23, Three children, 2 in college, 14 G, 18 G, 20 B
Hunting 30, Fishing 44, Sailing 40. calling is a blast.

Too Much Fun.
Great site.
Dan
Posted by: Stormcrow190

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/28/06 09:02 AM

Well may as well.

I'm 21 a farmer by trade but I am working towards becoming an instrumentation tech. I live in SouthWestern Virigina.

Not married (yet), Have alot of varied interests(most involving weaponary).
Just recently (2 years max.) coyotes started migratting(my father prefers to use the term "invaded") didn't see them at first, but came to realize they were here when all the rabbits and groundhogs suddenly dissappeared(they have finally begun to rebuild their populations) the turkeys were also hit but recovered pretty fast. Found a calf with its throat and shoulder ripped out about 6 months later, probably was a bear but it got me to thinking about the coyotes that the boys had brought into the foxpen to run their dogs after. I asked them if they had any escape, they said they weren't sure but that they had to bring new ones about every month or so because the dogs couldn't find the other ones. I asked how many they had brought in they said they had brought in 43 in all. I also asked if they were sterelized before they released them into the pen they said no. I asked when they started bringing them in, they said a little over 2 years ago.

So there was very little question how they got here. Now most of the local farmers and myself want them gone. I have been trying to organize what some might call a full scale offensive. I haven't had much luck. The trappers brought by some of the more.. well established farmers have come up fairly dry as well with only miniamul catches(most of the sucesfuly ones frequent the outskirts of the county dump. So far from what I can gather the coyotes appear to be moving around almost in mass. I say what I'm fairly certain was a coyote run across a backroad a few weeks ago and have heard a few rumors circulating about cats and smaller pets as well as chickens going missing or turning up mauled.


So mainly what I came to this site looking for was to try and find an "old pro" somewhere within an easy drive to learn the ropes from.
Posted by: eljefe_de_agua

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/28/06 10:30 PM

My name is Ryan Rowney and I am blessed to live just a few miles outside of Burnet, Texas. I am fortunate enough to be married to about the best woman a man could hope for almost 8 years now and who expects me to keep the freezer full of venison!
I have two great kids, my son is 24 and married now with his own little girl and another on the way, and my daughter is almost 18 and lives down near the big city of Houston with her mom and is about to graduate from high school.
As far as my job, I manage the system of dams here in the Central Tx area. The company I work for has allowed me to show up every day for almost 23 years now.
My dad started me hunting about as soon as I could keep up with him, around 5 years old, and I took my first buck at 7 yrs old. I've been hooked ever since. It's a real pleasure to be included in this group!
Posted by: NASA

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/30/06 12:08 AM

Well that explains your handle. Welcome to PM, Chief honcho-in-charge-of-the-water.
Posted by: Chaser5

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/04/06 04:54 PM

Hi, My name is Frank. I live in Berthoud Colorado. I have been doing mostly big game and bird hunting most of my life. With the ocasional yote' bagged every now and then. A co-worker got me turned onto your site and I think it is fantastic. I have 2 children, an infant an a five year old and I am married to a fantastic woman. Thanks for letting me join the group.

Airborne. All the way!
Posted by: Tactical .20

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/05/06 01:01 AM

I'm Kevin Young, 48yrs old, married 30.5 yrs, three grown children, two grandchildren. Born and raised in IA and MN. Been trapping since I was 15, hunting since 12.
My favorite hunting was red fox hunting, best year I shot 78 in the winter. Best trapping season I took 142 fox. Then the mange came in and wiped them out. I decided if I wanted to hunt and trap something I might have to go out of state.
I went to WY 11 years now, was getting paid to kill coyotes for a couple ranchers. They hired a good, local, full-time trapper, now I am not needed there. Between the mange and Al I wouldn't have much to do there. I tried a new area last fall, bombed out. I need to find another area, but may not find someone willing to pay for it. I didn't know how good I had it.
I hope to go out west this fall, not sure, wife has cancer again, and taking treatments.
I have a carpet cleaning business, install Electrolux/Aerus central vacuums, and my fur business. Have a AA in commercial art.
I shoot a Tactical .20, it is a Varmit Boss, Browning. T.20
Posted by: NChunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/11/06 06:07 PM

Hey yall Im 33 yrs old from Western NC Im a Roofing Contractor Im a die hard hunter We kill some big Yotes and Bobcats in the mountains
Posted by: firedawg693

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/14/06 04:45 PM

26 years old self employed and vol. fire-fighter. I enjoy any type of hunting and tournament bass fishing. I call the great metropolis of Holtville/Slapout,Alabama home.
Posted by: hooklip

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/16/06 06:24 PM

I'm 48 years young. I am just a good ole southern boy,born and raised in Mississippi.I work for the number one camo and wildlife seed company in the world. I have a wonderful wife.I have a son that is 17 years old that loves hunting and fishing more than anyone I know including myself. We do alot of nighthunting for coyote. Alot of the farmers around here want us to hunt them. So we are happy to please them.
Posted by: Luckydog2006

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/16/06 06:44 PM

Hi, new guy, from Louisiana. I feel lucky to have found this site, so much knowledge and experience to draw from. I am late fifties,married, two grown kids, Purchasing Director, like to get out of the office and in the woods and/or water. I am also a serious saltwater fisherman.I tried to call yotes 3 weeks ago, got 2 hogs, maybe I was blowing the squealing rabbit too hard! I am building a remote caller thanks to the articles here. i am a life time hunter and fisherman,anybody from Louisiana here, call me we can hookup. Look forward to talking and learning more.
Thanks, Mike Beaver
Posted by: Vincenatorthree

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/23/06 10:45 PM

Hi ,IM 50 years young,married 30 yrs,3 girls ,3 grandsons,another grandchild on the way.Another damm yankee living in the great state of North Carolina.Recently quit my job as my boss is a lying cheat!!To hell with him,I will survive without that pipsqueek.
Love to be outside,fishing,trapping,hunting,gardening etc.
Found this site and am learning a lot about hunting predators and guns.Lots of good info here,so much to read,so little time.
Real name is Vincent Gerace
Posted by: garbear666

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/25/06 11:01 PM

I've been married 6 short years to a lovely red head. started hunting coyotes alittle over two years ago. mostly started because I was in college no money and out here I don't need a license for the yote. I have three kids and twins on the way. I love hunting fishing anything outside.
wife lets me hunt as much as I want. most guys aren't that lucky
Posted by: CPTTango

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/28/06 04:20 PM

I'm Brett
I am 30 years old Living in Virginia grew up in California. Spent 8 years in the Army first running heavy Equipment then changed to an Veterinary Tech. Was stationed at Fort Hood Tx, Fort Sam Houston TX, Fort Lenardwood MO, and last at Fort Dix NJ (Yes it is closed down). After my stent in the Army i got out and moved to Virginia and i am living there with my Girlfriend and my two children (From wife #1). I have been shooting and varmint hunting since i was about 7 or 8 years old. I like to shoot hunt fish spend time with the kids. When i got out of the army i went to work running heavy equipment for two different companies here in virginia, after two long years of eating dirt i decidid to go back to school. I am attending Northern Virginia Community College working on my AAS in IT: Network Engineering. After graduating from here i plan on going to George Mason to get my BA in IT. After that i would like to go to work for the goverment. I have a small collection right now which encludes an odd Jap type 38 rifle, i also have two 1917 Remington Enfields and a rem 700 223.

Funny story my first and only coyote was shot with a 22 lr at 20 yards i was thinning out the pigeon population at a friends pellitized feed mill and walked around the barn and there he was snacking on an Emu egg. He never knew it was to be his last meal. I'm still new to Virginia and am still feeling out the area to maybe shoot some ground hogs or yotes.
Posted by: slewfoot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/29/06 12:35 AM

Ok here goes.My name is Nathan Smith,used to come in here over 3 years ago as Btr568,bought a caller in here on classifeds(still have it).Just plain love to hunt,it aint the shot that matters,its trying to out smart'em that matters(so far I'm dragg"n up the rear).Working on 3rd wife,haveing a BOY in in Sept!Trust me guys it was a shock,His name will be Ethan Scott,I'm 47,my wife(Staci is 38).Got her into hunting this past deer season,she has a ruger compact in 7mm-08 an after some careful coaching is a fair shot.I have 2 daughters,1-26 years old:2 granddaughters,and an 11 year old that has been hunting with me since she was 5(i pity the man marrys her,she aint gonna be left at home come deer seasons).Have been pipewelder almost all my life,enjoy my work.
Posted by: duxburybuck

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/05/06 08:58 PM

My name is Jake I just joined the forums lately. Live in Minnesota. I am still in High School. Love hunting, shooting, fishing, and most things outdoors. Hunt deer, grouse, small game, just starting with coyotes and other predators up here in the north.
Posted by: DylanD

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/08/06 12:40 PM

Im 13 years old, my parents are divoced,my hobbies are riding the trail boss(250 polaris),hunting,fishing,riding bike, walking,and im going to join baseball next year.

DylanD
my dad gets everything (BUT A DEER)
Posted by: redeyeddawg

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/28/06 02:31 PM

37 yrs old Christian,patriot,husband,father of four and nature lover. Self-employed as a REALTOR. Outdoor pursuits include bowhunting trophy whitetails,hunting turkey (first bowkill this spring) Took up predator hunting several years ago. Love hunting red & grey fox at night. Seen a few yotes,too. Long time crow killer and fish for trophy bass at night in the summer when not hunting. Training the four young'ens to do all the above.
Posted by: horndog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/29/06 05:16 PM

well im fortysix, have a great wife,that likes to go hunting with me,we hunt everything from ELk,Deer,Bears,just started this,this year,love it,have to great kids,thrity one boy,twenty eight gril.Have to grand kids,twelve gril,nine boy,love them to death.love to be in the great out doors.been with my wife for eighteen great years,and looking for more.ow and my name is steve,and live in Guarden Valley,Idaho.
Posted by: Cal Sibley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/07/06 10:49 PM

Hello, my name is Cal Sibley. I'm 69 and have been retired for about 10 years. Most of my shooting is at the bench. I'm an American who came to Canada for a week back in '72 and just never got around to going back except for visits. This country really grows on you. My family is grown and on their own so it's just me, my wife and Giant Schnauzer Franklin. We spend a lot of time fishing when not at the range. Best wishes to all.

Cal - Montreal
Posted by: Whiskers

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/07/06 11:59 PM

Well, My name is Jerrett and I live in the northeast corner of South Dakota. There are plenty (Too many) coyotes where I live so we hunt them extensively by any means nessasary(sp). I am 15 years old and work for my grandpa.

I have been hunting all my life. My dad took me hunting when I was just a toddler.

I like long walks on the beach,friday and saturday nights, candle light suppers, breaded cheese, guys named Brett and horseback riding.

I hunt yotes, deer, pheasants, grouse, fox, skunk, geese, ducks, doves, pigeons, and hmmm theres more but im having a brainfart right now.
Posted by: PeterO

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/08/06 09:30 AM

Hi
I live in the great state of New South Wales Australia. I'm 44 years old and work as a Managing Ranger. I found my way to PM a while ago, mostly to read about your hunting exploits and the equipment you use. I hunt a lot as does most of my family. I hunt foxes, rabbits, hare, boar, goat, feral cats, waterfowl, quail and deer. My favourite species is the Sambar deer.
Cheers Peter O
Posted by: Boone1966

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/13/06 10:23 PM

Hi my name is Dan I live between Guymon and Hooker oklahoma I have a wonderful wife that I have been married to for 12 years I have 3 childeren Taylor 12 Presley 8 Gage 2.I work in a large meat processing facility in Guymon for 10 years now. I love all types hunting and shooting.I raise English pointers.Have been calling coyotes for 10 years still learning something new all the time. I have a border collie lepard cure cross that decoyes for me that sometimes makes it real exciting.I do most of my coyote hunting arround here some in southwest kansas and every chance I get I go to texas arround Senimol very good area. I hunt with Remington 700 in 22-243 and Bushmaster 223. I love teaching other people what I have learned about hunting. I have a shooting range at my house that I shoot at almost everyday.
Boone
Posted by: CoonBelly18

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/16/06 11:30 PM

Hey my name is Drew. I am from tennessee, I'm 18 years old been hunting and fishing since I was 7. I just been Trapping 2 years. I just graduated High School this May. I work building houses and at sea ray. Hope to attend some big hunts this year.
Posted by: OneInTheBoiler

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/20/06 11:16 PM

37 here,Stay at home dad with 3 boys.Married for 13 years ( best wife I could ever ask for), lets me buy all my toys with never a complaint.

Been hunting since I was 10. Limited now due to my Disabilty that has affected me since 98 and hammered me in 02.
Posted by: scottym

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/24/06 12:15 AM

Well my name is Scott Miltner and im 25. Live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I Have a beautiful wife named Jen, Weve been married for 6 years. She doesn't share my passion of hunting but she supports me. I work as a foreman for Lammers Const. Co. in Iowa City. My passion of hunting started in 04 with turkey hunting, that my work buddy got me into. Then I was intorduced to Tony Tebbe, and he is the one who got my predator additions started. Sense i started hunting with tony he has tought me alot,not only in the field but in the shop as well. He has let me watch him work his magic on is call making. I have alot to thank him for. But anyway between turkey and coyote hunting i stay pretty busy during the winter seasons. Although i would like to try others like deer, phesant, wild bore, bear, elk and many more. well there it is, and im very proud to be apart of predator masters. Thanks
Posted by: okeytrapper

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/27/06 10:14 AM

My name is Richard I live in Locust Grove OK. Married to a hunting season widow. I love to trap and predator call. I have been raised in the outdoors and live in the sticks. I tried to live in town(Tulsa) a few years and found it made me a bad person. I run a NWCO biz here in OK and really love it. I don't know how but I was elected and serve as the president for the First Oklahoma Trappers and Predator Callers Association.
I am new to the site and really enjoy the threads and glad to see good info out there.
I owe my calling addiction to Okhunter who is a sesoned member on here. I am trying to return the favor by introducing him to trapping. I look forward to being part of the PM crew and thank you all for listening to a hillbilly such as myself.
Posted by: moe1360

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/27/06 07:41 PM

im 46 yrs old and trying my hand at predator calling this yr,,i love to turkey hunt,,coon hunt and activily squirrel hunt with dogs.my wife enjoys hunting with me as well.we live in a small town called shelburn,in. in sullivan county,,hope to pick up some calling tips from the online pros here,,take care tim
Posted by: Steppinwolf

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/05/06 02:35 AM

Hope there's room for a woman on this forum! I have visited this forum many times, but only yesterday decided to join. I was a friend of Staci's (me!) and she had invited me to join many times. She would be glad to know I finally made it.
I won't share my age, but I think I'm old enough to participate I'm happily married, have 7 children who call me mom, plus I am presently the foster mom of 3 little girls. I am the founder of WomenAnglers.us and spend most of my time either fishing or in the woods hunting. I have only this past year started predator hunting and so far the only varmints I've been lucky enough to take are armadillos! I try to keep our farm as armadillo-free as possible and normally use my bow to eliminate the critters. Plus.. it makes for some great target practice.

I have successfully called in coyotes while turkey hunting, but they always seem to catch me off guard, and I have yet to shoot one.
As for groundhogs... well, the closest I came to shooting one of them was off my back deck. My deck railing still has scars from that attempt. Imagine having to explain to your spouse why the railing as a hole in it!

I co-host an outdoor radio program in southern Missouri, called Outdoors Live. I'm an editor by profession and was honored to be the editor and proof for Brenda Valentine's book, Hunting Mis-Adventures of the First Lady of Hunting".

I look forward to my daily visits here. No doubt I'll be asking lots of questions and hopefully sharing some stories about my adventures in the woods this year.
Posted by: kykiller2

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/08/06 07:34 PM

I'm 29, just married, wife lets me hunt all I want (for now). I'm just getting in to predator hunting. Hobbies are hunting anything, fishing for anything, anything outdoors, lifting wieghts and running races.
Posted by: TikkaT3

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/06 04:18 AM

Hi Everyone.

My name is Lee, I live in a small town in the south of England called Amesbury (very close to Stonehenge). I'm 34 years old and work in the publishing industry. I was introduced to hunting by my dad when I was 8 or 9 years old and I've been doing it ever since. I was given my first air rifle when I was 10 (which I still have). As I got older I progressed to shotguns and handguns, competing in indoor national leagues (.22 pistol, winning two gold medals) and practical pistol (.40S&W, Tanfoglio P40 combat). These days I'm mainly involved with vermin and agricultural pest control for farmers and other land owners. The rifles I use are a BRNO 452 delux .22 rim fire, with a silencer and a Tikka T3 hunter .222 centrefire. I'm also very actively involved with a driven game shoot (partridge & pheasant) and between the beginning of September and the end of January I run the beating line every other weekend. I'm a county representative for the 'National Organisation of Beaters and Pickers Up' (NOBs). This is a failrly new organisation and growing at a very fast rate, over 8000 members joining in 13 months. Not sure if many of you have heard of us but we do have members over there in the good old USA (check us out www.nobs.org.uk). It's a great web site and there's a superb and very friendly forum section. The president of our organisation is also a very well known person, Vinnie Jones [ex-international soccer player and know Hollywood actor (Lock stock and 2 smokin' barrels, Snatch, Gone in 60 seconds, Mean Machine, and now appearing in X-men 3). Well, that's enough about me. Hope to meet loads of you here on the forum and hope to learn a lot about the all kinds of hunting that you guys do over there.

Best regards

Lee
Posted by: lightsout

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/09/06 01:17 PM

I am 39 years old (until December) and have been married for 19 years. I have 3 daughters, 13, 12 and 10. In my day job, I write treatment plans and submit requests for medicaid payment for persons with chronic mental illness. (never a dull moment at work) I also run a courier route for a couple of local banks. In my "spare" time, I have made custom turkey calls for the past 3 years. In this time, I have made between 300 and 400 turkey calls. I have only been making predator calls for about a month, but find that a lot of the experience making turkey calls is paying off. I would love to be able to make custom game calls on a full-time basis eventually, and am working towards that on a daily basis.
Posted by: azbarehunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/15/06 11:06 PM

Born in Illinois, livin in Arizona, blessed by God everywhere.
Posted by: tp4whlr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/25/06 10:16 PM

Hello All,
I'm a new member here, and new to predator/varnint hunting.
I live in east Texas, and have been whitetail/hog/squirrel/rabbit hunting for about 30 years now. I hope to pick-up some tips here and maybe eventually add a few of my own.
Posted by: NCWildman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/22/06 02:16 PM

New member and first post..
I am a 32 year old father of two. I was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina and I currently live there now. I spent 7 years in Northwest Montana/Northern Idaho where I spent the majority of my time predator hunting (cougar, bear and bobcat). Most of my coyote hunting was spot and bang type of hunting. Since moving back from out west it has been hard for me to get in the mood or find the time to do much hunting. Here lately I have been bit by the bug again so that is what brought me here. I look forward to getting to know everybody and learning some new tricks!
Posted by: Crunch

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/25/06 07:09 PM

Hello,
My name is Fred Hildrich. I am 38 years old and currently live in Mechanicsburg, Pa. I have a lovely wife of 7 years (known each other since the 2d grade). We have 2 beautiful children. My job is fishing and part time job is huntng. I say job because I work much harder at it than my hobby. My hobby is the Marines. Been doing it for about 20 years now. Raised as a military brat so we moved every three years, great fishing and hunting when you have lived in 5 states before the age of 18. Although, I have been a member here for a little while thought I would go ahead and formally introduce myself. Looking forward to reading your posts and adding when I think I have relevant information.
Posted by: 500mag

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/25/06 07:56 PM

I am a 42 year old male living in the Poconos, been hunting for 30 years with dad, he was my hunting partner for many of those years...I am married and have no kids...My wife likes going out with me when I hunt, she does not hunt but she enjoys waling with me in the woods when I do go...
I am new to predator hunting, infact I never did it before, the onlt thing close I did was hunting woodchuck , which I enjoy alot..
I joined to get help , I realy dont know where to start, and need advise as to where to to start...
I will listen to any and all advise anyone is will to give me...
Well that it for me..
Thanks
Kirt
Posted by: rcpilotjae

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/28/06 02:49 PM

OK, here it is...I'm 55 and retired/disabled. Am new to varmint hunting, but I think I'm hooked on it already. My first objective is to bag a red fox and get it to the taxidermy for a stuffing. My wife also goes with me on the hunt (great for carrying extra gear...LOL). I have to be careful though, she just may want to get her license some day too. Well, I also joined for help. I've looked over the board and can see there's a lot of help here and a lot to learn, so hopefully I'll see ya all out on the different threads (me asking dumb questions)... -JohnE
Posted by: OKyotes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/01/06 09:59 PM

Hello,
New member, first post.
My name is Mark McManus, father of four girls..... damn the luck, (wouldn't trade them for anything). My only two passions are my wife & family, and predator hunting. Predator hunting is relatively new to me, but I do the best I can, any help would be appreciated, seems to be a lot of info, on the forum!!!
I have lived in OK all of my 40 years, but because of work have hunted in 20 or so states. If anyone ever wants to go hunting, let me know, I'm always ready!!!!!

Have a great day
Posted by: DonF

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/06/06 10:45 AM

Well I'm 60yrs old and single. Tried that married stuff a few times but......... I enjoy hunting, fishing, reloading, photography and pointing dog training. I am an AKC field trial judge, pointing dog test judge and past NSTRA judge. Would rather judge than run dogs! Have one old pointer left now but had about 20 at one time. Have one wildcat cartridge, a 6.5x06 on a 700 BDL. I am a lousy coyote caller but have enjoyed some success with local cats and getting the neghbors dog to bark. I live in a town of about 35 or 40 people, hard to be sure as it's constently changing. I'm the old resident here, 18yrs! I'm lazy, inconciderate and smell bad; other than that I have no fault's! Life is much to short to take to much serious!

I HAVE A BOAT!!!!!!!!!!

PS

I was just fooling about that smellin' bad thing. Lady friend, "The Swamp Monster", wanted me to put that in there in case there are girls around that hunt. She doesn't! Makes for some upsetting times,,,,,,,,,,,for her!
Posted by: DriftingOkie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/17/06 07:37 PM

Hello everyone
My name is Troy, and I live in Helena, Oklahoma(NW), 39 years old, married with 2 kids. I have been predator hunting for several years. Just found this site, am thrilled with allthe information that this site contains. Feel free to contact me anytime.

Good luck with your hunting.
Posted by: OKWest

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/18/06 02:05 PM

hello
my name is westley and some of yall know me form the hunt in ok two or three weeks back. i am 17 and love the outdoors
Posted by: eastwa

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/04/07 11:51 PM

Papermaker in Clarkston, Wa. SE corner of the state, LC valley (Lewiston ID/Clarkston WA) has been called the jet boat capitol of the world. Gateway to Hells Canyon. Wolves, Bears, Elk, Deer, Sheep iside of a 30 minute car or boat ride. Chasing 30lb Steelhead on the Clearwater river with my 18' CustomWeld CC this time of year. Life is hell. Thanks for the cool site. Marty
Posted by: native

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/11/07 12:02 AM

im 35 5kids 3live at home 2 live with ther moms i love hunting bowfishing making stuff for hunting bowfishing looking to start prdador hunting havent done it yet but soon if i can get my call made anybody in the green bay area tell me agood plase to start thans me and my 2 boys and partners woudle be thanfull steve
Posted by: REBEL2

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/17/07 01:58 PM

I AM TOBY SMALL 28YR OLD I AM MARRIED WITH TWO SONS 5 AND 2. I LIVE IN GATESVILLE TX. I HAVE BEEN HUNTING VARMINTS FOR ABOUT 6 YEARS NOW AND BEEN THROWING THE VARMINT HUNTS HERE FOR THE PAST 3 OR 4 YEARS I AM LOVING EVERY MIN. OF THE HOLE VARMINT HUNTING DEAL. MY 5YR OLD SON JUST LOVES TO GO HUNTING WITH ME AND HE HAS SEAN JUST AS MANY VARMINTS AS I HAVE.
I WORK AT PICKUP OUTFITTERS IN GATESVILLE AND GET TO DECKOUT PICKUPS FOR A LIVING.
THANKS REBEL2
Posted by: STS45

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/25/07 04:25 PM

I'm Scot. Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. After college I spent several years in the as a LT in the Air Force. I got out last year and now I'm a firefighter for the North Las Vegas Fire Department. I love varmint hunting, especially coyotes and jackrabbits. Because of all my time off, I hunt in AZ, Utah and NV.
Posted by: okie_dogs

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/28/07 10:43 PM

Hi, I'm John, I live in Oklahoma, in the central part. And
I'm new to coyote hunting, but I'm enjoying it more than
any hunting I've done in years. I work as a boiler operator
for a government contractor. I'm married and have 2 grown
children. And I'm getting alot of good information from this site.
Thanks okie_dogs
Posted by: kyotekiller25

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/06/07 12:38 PM

My name is Jorey and I live in Hermiston, OR. I'm 21 years old, and been hunting since I was old enough to go with my dad. I am married w/ no kids though. I work in construction. I love big game hunting and varmint/coyote hunting. I was into duck and goose hunting real heavy when I was a teenager, but I got out of it once I started shooting more coyotes. My first coyote was around age 14, but I've started shooting more and more in the last couple years. It helps to be a good shot on them little suckers to!! I really love LR shooting/hunting. Its a passion of mine and will continue to be so. This site seems great and has a wealth of information to be had. Thanks!!
Posted by: moelkhuntr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/09/07 07:45 PM

Hi you all, I am just an old cattle farmer from SE MO who likes to be in the outdoors. I have hunted all my life, and that is how my dad raised me. I coyote hunt, elkhunt,deer hunt, squirel hunt, even caribou and bear in Alaska, and used to rabbit hunt and quail hunt. Go to Colorado every chance to elk hunt I get. My dad has been going out there for 49 years. Hope to take him for his 50th trip because I really enjoy taking him out west. Probably will not get go this year. Would like to try Praire Dog shooting some time. My parents owned a boat dock when I was growing up so spent years on the water in a boat. Dad bought me my first gun when I was 6 and I have not stopped collecting since. I'm such a gun nut that they even passed all my grand dads guns down to me.
Posted by: JShepard

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/14/07 02:05 PM

My name is jeremy shepard im 28 years old married with 2 kids 6 and 1 and live in grass range montana where my great grandparents homesteaded almost 100 years ago ive hunted and fished for as long as i can recall deer elk birds everything have always liked calling coyotes but just bought a mountain cur from a pretty well respected breeder hes 5 months old so im even more serious about it now glad i found this site
Posted by: Lenneskog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/18/07 04:34 PM

Hi my name is Fredrik 29 years old and i live in Sweden, i´m married with one child and i hunt and fish as much as i can. I got to know of this forum in october when i decided to start hunt Redfox seriously. The story is that there is not many callmakers in Sweden so i turned to a guy i read about in a magazine named Rich Cronk, he´s the one that told me if i ever needed any tips i could turn to this forum. It turned out to be the best outdoor site i ever visited so im proud to say im a member here.
Posted by: nut4308

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/04/07 12:16 AM

hi my name brian iam 31 been married 2 years two my high school sweet heart.been a bull rider ended at 22 brain cancer.then was a carpender.last year i got my life long dream my own ranch with full blooded paint cow hores .chickens, dogs, cows, gosts.ok now the sad part brain cancer is back bad this time.wife is just sick with stress.
Posted by: crapshoot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/04/07 12:20 AM

Best of luck nut and keep up the fight. get the most out of life. Family is whats most important.
Posted by: timberdoodle

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/21/07 03:39 PM

I am 25 years old been married to my wonderful husband for 3 years now. Love to go fishing, trapping and hunting with my husband. Just started shooting Recurve bow it has been interesting but lots of fun. I am excited I am finally getting my Hunter Education card here in May so I can go out and get hopefully a deer this year, and maybe take my husbands FX3 out and get a fox or coyote maybe both!
Posted by: MPFD

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/02/07 05:07 PM

Hi my names Dustin Koehn, I'm 27 and from central Kansas, I've only been calling a couple of years, but I've been hunting since I was 10 years old. I work for AGCO which is an farm equipment manufacture. I'm the high horsepower tractor trainer. I'm responsible for training all of our dealers in North America. We make AGCO ALLIS, Massey Ferguson, and Challenger (CAT) tractors, along with Gleaner Combines and other various brands. I love racing, fishing, and hunting. I'm married with two boys one 4 years one 7 months. I have a few guns, and I recently got into reloading so I'm sure more calibers are sure to come. Predator Masters is the best forum on the net for good advice from good people. Thanks for all the help so far and I'm sure I'll be asking for more.
Posted by: yotekiller

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/23/07 09:27 PM


Found this site a while back and lost my password and way,the other day i logged another member name and saw yotekiller was still a member so i got in touch with Crapshoot and he was a huge help.Anyway i'm back,figure all ya'll missed me!
Posted by: nwr42

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/28/07 01:15 AM

Hello, mine name is Riley. I've been browsing through these forums for some time and relized I haven't posted anything. I am a 19 year old college student going to SDSU in Brookings, SD but am originally from Pierre,SD (pronounced "pier" not "p-air") I am passionate of fishing and hunting. I am a newbie to coyote hunting, as I just started hunting them seriously this last fall/winter. I've only shot 2, one while pheasant hunting and the other being the first coyote that I called in, from that point on I was hooked. I absolutly love these forums and find myself checking them out almost every day and have learned much from the good people on here. Feel free to drop me a line anytime.
Posted by: NDTerminator

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/08/07 09:38 AM

The one & only NDTerminator from Devils Lake, ND here. I'm 49, a Patrol Supervisor for the DLPD. I also lead the regional SWAT/High Risk Entry Team and am a Sniper School graduate. My wife and I live on a farmstead 10 miles NE of town that we call Critter Crossing. We have everything from horses to gamebirds for gundog training out here. We both are hardcore hunters/outdoor-folk. Primary varmint pursuits hereabouts are coyotes, Norskie Gophers, and coons.
We are in a never ending battle with coons; we've killed nigh onto 300 in the 7 years we've owned the property, 5 last week alone. Also took 2 POWs (coon kits we found in the yard) and turned them over to a vet we know who does rescue work (sorry, my sense of fair play prevents me from whacking nursing babies). My primary varmint rigs are LH 700's in 22-250 & 223, and a LH Savage 93 Heavy Barrel in 17HMR. Going to order up a T/C R-55 Classic in 17M2 today, as well. When I'm feeling particularly nefarious, I'll get out my work rifle, a Remington 700 VSF in 308...

I have one son known as The Primate. He's in his late 20's and career Army. Has done one tour in Afghanistan and will probably be deployed to the Middle East again in 2008. I advised him to think of those Tango Alpha Hotels as big Norskie Gophers...
Posted by: Txyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/25/07 09:22 AM

Well here it goes. I'm 37 years old. I have been married for 8 years and have one 4 year old son. I am the owner of Wise Wildlife Solutions in Decatur, Texas. I started my business approximately 3 years ago due to my passion for hunting. I was strictly a deer hunter until I started varmint/predator hunting last year. I can honestly say that it is now my passion. I have a friend of mine that has really taught me alot when it comes to calling yotes!(Thanks Glenn). We have access to several ranches in west Texas where we hunt. The grey foxes and bobcats in that part of the state seem to be everywhere!
I look forward to meeting and talking with ya'll. If ya'll have any questions, let me know!
Posted by: PineCone

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/25/07 10:43 PM

Nut4308,
I just read your post.
You and your family are in my prayers.
PC
Posted by: BigDaddy0381

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/27/07 08:30 AM

I just found this post ( so here gose)


My name is Brandon Ford.I'm 32 years old.I have been married for 2 years.I have 2 son's one is 9 the other just turned 1. I work for a college in atlanta ga (Ga Tech)and love it.I live in a growing to fast for me Douglasville Ga.I love all kinds of hunting/fishing/shooting/reloading/kung [beeep]/baseball/college football and anything else to do with the out doors as to so much as I think about it all day and dream about it at night.I love life and everything about it.I have never (hunted yotes) but have shot a few. I keep it simple and stay happy that pretty much sum's me up.

I found this site from another site and now i'm hooked on it.

Thanks to all the admins for what they do to keep it up and running.

Brandon
Posted by: Tarry

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/27/07 11:05 AM

After hanging out a few weeks I am finally getting around to introducing myself.

My name is Tarry, It's Southern, like Larry with a "T" but I will answer to most anything elcept late for supper. I just hit the upper side of 45 this year. I've been married to a wonderful woman for what she says is forever. Two wonderful children who are 31 and 26 and I have a 8 year old grandaughter who is the light of my life.

I am and always have been a country boy. The farm has just over 500 acres in it. Enought ot keep anyone from encrouching on me. I would be happy if my next door neighbor was in another area code! Raising a few head of cattle (around 80) and some donkeys.

I make my living as an Asset Recovery Specialist/AVP of a local bank. I've spent over 25 years severing my community as a volunteern medic and teach rescue classes at Virginia Tech and through out the Commonwealth of Virginia. Active in my church and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

I've been hunting since I was around 12. Mostly squirrel, rabbit and deer. Shot pistol competition for several years till getting married ate of all the extra cash. Fell in love with long range dirtpig hunting later on and ended up here as coyotes are becoming very common in our area.
Posted by: Phantom801

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/02/07 10:29 PM

Hi guys, I'm new. my name is Steve, I'm from Northern Utah, I do Government Security for a living, I just got into shooting seriously in the last year, trying to learn as much as I can. I love it. mostly varmint hunting.
I gotta say, you guys have a great forum here. really friendly helpful people and I'm really glad I found it!

right now I own a Remington 597 .22, an SKS and a glock 23
love them all in their own way.
Posted by: Wolferoxs

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/23/07 02:52 AM

Hello all. My name is Wolfe Nelson and I rock. I live in Austin,Tx. I am 15 years old and love hunting but really have no place to do it... I have tried coyote hunting last year but have relly gotten into it this summer. I have been shooting guns and varmints since I was just a wee little kid with my parents and grandpa. I like playing Ice hockey and punching little kids. I also play paintball and I want an Ar-15 so if you have one laying around I will take it.
Posted by: Kristopher

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/28/07 12:01 PM

Hey.

My name is Kristopher ... I am a middle-aged computer geek, and into hunting and firearms.

I collect and shoot evil black rifles ... and I hunt with muzzleloaders ( usually underhammers of one stripe or another ).

I thought I might take up modern fur trade ... maybe get some non-sporting commercial use out of some of my EBRs ...
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/26/07 09:38 PM

Wow, what a read! How did I miss this thread?!?!? Lots of PM History here. Bump!

BTW, Steve Tormala, Born '71. Married '03. Son #1 '04. Son #2 '06.
Posted by: Kenlguy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/26/07 10:02 PM

1900+ posts and you're just now finding this thread???
What forum have you been hiding under?
Posted by: rainshadow1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/26/07 11:50 PM

You can hide here?!?!?
Posted by: Uncle_Harley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/09/07 07:08 PM

Hello everyone, I'm Uncle Harley, your latest newbie. I'm a mechanical engineer, grandfather, & new predator hunter. I've hunted for a long time, mostly rabbit & phesant. I've been asked by a friend to help rid his phesant forever ground of fox. I'll be reading a lot of the forums here to get me up to speed & hope you'll tolerate some of my dumb questions.
Posted by: 7mm300

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/15/07 06:31 PM

Howdy folks, I am 7mm300 and I'm also new to PM. I live in Texas and am Married with children. I've hunted and fished all my life. Myself and a close friend started the Graham Texas Predator hunt in 1984 and have hunted every year since. As you can imagine this sport has come a long way since those ancient days. I happened onto this site and I have been impressed with everything I've seen. I love shooting, bowhunting, reloading, gunsmithing and just about anything to do with the outdoors.
Posted by: killcoyotes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/16/07 06:03 AM

hello everyone. my name is matt, but most people call me kc, i run yotes with redbone coonhounds here in ny. i also run a web site called ny state hound hunting.




http://nyhounder.proboards58.com/index.cgi
Posted by: ninthinning

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/16/07 08:13 AM

I'm a professional geologist, Married 28 years to a great gal, two successful sons 22 and 24, shot my first coyote on the high plains of Colorado 33 years ago with a Remington 5mm rimfire (wish I'd kept that gun), made my first fawn in distress call in 1970 (it worked along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies). First hunted coyotes over an "E-caller" in late 1970s. Enjoy hunting, fishing and trapping. I enjoy making game calls of all types and making predator calls is my passion.
Posted by: nvhnter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/16/07 09:54 AM

Hello everyone,I'm new to the boards so I thought I should introduce myself.I'm 35,Married for 16 years,2 kids,I live in a little town in northern Nevada called Winnemucca.10k people here I think.not much to do here but drink,hunt,work,or visit the local cathouse(don't think the wife would approve of that one).Got into calling about 11 years ago with a couple of good friends and been in love with it ever since.Between yotes,ground squirrels,rock chucks,and rabbits,seems theres always something to pass my time here.But like most of you,work and family seem to keep me from playing like I want to.Someday I'll get my priorities straight!Weapon of choice is a Rem.700 .223 topped with a 50gr Hornaday SX.Seems to work well for me with the variety we have here.Plus it's cheap to load.Anyway's thats just a little about me.Awesome site and hope to get to know a few of yall.
Posted by: GR5150

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/17/07 01:24 PM

My name is Gary Richards, I just turned 40 and I've been in the Air Force almost 21 years. I'm married to an awesome woman from TX and have 2 girls 7 and 5. I got sarted hunting predators when I was stationed in Abilene, TX ... 12 years ago and hunted in many calling contests in TX. I now live in Great Falls, MT and am now getting back into calling, I got heavy into archery when I moved to Louisiana and sold all my rifles and reloading stuff ... DUMB move.
MT is awesome, so much public land to hunt and the ranchers I hear are more than happy to have responsible hunters come and shoot coyotes ... I'll find out if this is true. Gary
Posted by: spudfaefife

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/21/07 06:15 PM

alright guys im just here to have a look ,this are a wee bit different over here in sunny scotland (pouring with rain) i followed weasle here hope he doesnt mind and i hope you guys are fine with me being here
cheers
neil
Posted by: Weasel-UT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/21/07 09:23 PM

Glad to see you Neil. We have folks from all over the world. We have members from the UK, but I think you are the first from Scotland.
Posted by: leejm

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/26/07 12:21 AM

ok well, My name Josh, I am 28 years old been married 4 1/2 years to my beautiful wife, got a 2 kids, lil boy 2 1/2 years old, and a 10 month old lil girl. Have been hunting since I have been legally of age to in AZ. Lived in AZ all my life except my 4 years in Virginia in the Navy. Only got into predator calling in the last year or so. Still going for my first. Dont get out as much as I'd like(working wife and 2 lil ones makes for a tight schedule) but still love gettin out when I can. And am looking forward to making Globe this year.
Posted by: annoyedman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/01/07 03:30 PM

My name is Chris. I'm 55 years old and I live in Grapevine, Texas. My wife and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary this coming July. We have a 17 year old son who will be graduating from high school this coming June.

I've been an avid shooter for a number years and have a small but nice gun collection. However, I haven't shot an animal since I was 12 years old when I shot a rabbit with a .22 caliber pellet rifle, on the run through the head. My friend Nick and I gave it to his mom to cook up. She screamed and made us go bury it in the back yard. That's California for you. So glad to be living in Texas now.

A friend of mine who is a member here (although I don't know what name he posts under), and who is also a member of my Bible study, invited me recently to go on my first deer hunt. So, I bought my first ever hunting license a few weeks ago, and we're going out next week to hunt white tails near Jacksboro. Maybe we'll get some pigs or coyotes too. Whatever. I'll just be glad to get out and do it.
Posted by: possumjo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/05/07 01:07 PM

Hello everyone
I'm new to this site and this is my 1'st post.
I live in Fairdealing MO. along with my wife and 2 son's
I'm 44 years old. I'm new to predator hunting and looking for all the info I can find on the subject, hope there are a few people here that hunt the Ozark region, anyway thats about it, good luck to you all and have a safe and happy Christmas and new year.

Possumjo
Posted by: desertrat1985

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/19/07 07:44 AM

New Here,
My name is Larry.I live in Millington Tennessee, just north of memphis. Iam 41. I am originally from Phoenix, AZ (and miss it to). Just started yote hunting last year. Went to a seminar at bps, and met jeff maidens. I hope to get one this year. Thx for all the great info.
Member Mid-South Preditor Callers Assn.
I hope to get back to AZ some day and do some yote hunting out there.
Thx for having me!!
Posted by: billyho11

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/18/08 06:04 PM

My real name is Bill or Billy Meyer. I live in Ordway Colorado. I have a beautiful family consisting of 2 daughters a son and my wife of 8 years. I'm 31, been hunting since my first BB gun, when I was nine. I do a lot of coyote hunting and this sight has been a great help. Other than hunting I like to fish, I drive demolition derby cars, and compete in mud races. I work as a Child Welfare case worker and I am the head baseball coach at our local high school. Although I work for Social Services I am a conservitive Republican. ( I don't fit in well with my coworkers politically but I am here for the kids and I enjoy my job.)
Posted by: Draco

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/31/08 02:06 PM

Hello everyone,

Just found the site, thought I would join up, try and learn some new skills from folks who know what they are doing.

I'm new to predator hunting, although I've deer hunted for years. This will give my wife and I something to do in the off season. (like I need another hobby)

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and I look forward to chatting with everyone.
Posted by: bluebunny

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/08 11:51 PM

Hello everyone. I've only been on this site for a little while, got scared of the coyote gods and came here where it friendly and quite often funny as heck. I'm a 46 year old tradesman (siding) and live on a farm in south central Alberta. I shot my first coyote last summer with an antique pump 22 after he killed half of the wife's turkeys a week before slaughter. She got pissed, I got Tikka. Now all I have to do is figure out a way to spend all day hunting and still have money coming in...
Posted by: AJB80

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/08 05:01 PM

Just found this site today and decided to join. I have been fox and yote hunting for about 12 years now. Mainly we hunt in NE Iowa. We will spot and stalk as well as sit and call. Seems as if it depends on the day and Temp. So far this year we have had good success. I shoot a Remington Model 788 .243 caliber. I also reload my own rifle loads.
Posted by: JBW3

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/23/08 04:30 PM

Hi Everyone,
My name is John Williams of U.S. Optics Inc. in California. I was just introduced to this great forum by a couple of good friends and so far am very impressed with the amount of knowledge here. I look forward to becoming more active in hunting predators, especially at extreme ranges.

If anyone has any questions about any of our products, or needs some advice on how to spec out a scope, please feel free to contact me.

Have a good one,
John III

www.usoptics.com
jw3@usoptics.com
Posted by: catsnare

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/28/08 12:20 PM

I'm a Newbie . I have 40 years trapping experience 41 years of hunting and fishing . I would like to try calling the coyotes sometime this season .I'm on disability since 1989 . I have bad disc artheritist and since 2000 I was diagonised with M S . Not the crippling kind . I love to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest . My son and I do it all .Wish I could get him to help to put up the fur .... LOL
Posted by: Rupedog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/17/08 05:42 PM

Hello, I'm 53 years old and have been hunting most of my life. I'm a handgun hunter now. I'm teaching my wife how to hunt. (We just had our 3rd Annv.) We love to camp, hunt, and play with our Jeep Wrangler. Do to an injury last year I'm now retired/disabled and healing up from an operation on my back. I love calling in bears and coyotes along with hunting deer, elk, and other varmints.
Posted by: Flatliner2506

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/07/08 09:53 PM

Howdy Guys, I'm kind of new to this internet/computer thing.
Like most of you I've been hunting and fishing pretty much since walking replaced crawling,I'm 36,2 kids,1 five year old boy and 1 ten year old girl. 1 wife.I bowhunt,fish muskie,cats and bass. I've been away from predator hunting for the last 6 or 8 years. Between work and family it just kind of took a backseat. This winter we were talking to a friend at work who is just getting into calling and my wife asks why I dont hunt at night anymore?. Then she says (why don't you hunt when the kids are asleep?) Nuf Said! I dusted off my mouth calls, picked up a new E-caller and I'm back!!! I hope to learn from you boys and I'll pass on what I can. I do wish I knew how to post pictures and stuff under my name like you guys. In time I guess I'll figure it out. Till then..LATER YA'LL
Posted by: kae

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/08/08 02:00 PM

My name is Clay Eades and I live in Colorado City Texas. I have been married 8 years to Kassandra and have 3 Children. I have Twinboys that are 7 and a girl who is 2. I am a C02 plant operator for Kinder Morgan in Snyder Texas. Oh yea almost forgot I am 27 years old. I love hunting and enjoy taking my twinboys with me every chance I get. I look forward getting to know everyone.
Posted by: dustinyotes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/08 12:32 PM

My name is Dustin Judy, I'm 32, married with three kids, girl 8, boy 6, and boy 4. My wife (of 9 yrs) is a stay at home mom and helps at the kids school when she can. My kids are getting into hunting more and more and love to fish every chance they get. We go camping as a family alot in the summer and always work in some fishing or rockchuck hunting while camping.

I've been hunting and fishing as long as I can remember but really started predator hunting in the last five years or so. I can't believe how it gets in your blood, but what a great hobby to have.

I am really looking forward to this fall when I can take the family on a few coyote hunting trips.
Posted by: wolfish

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/17/08 01:11 PM

I'm Tate Sorvig, I'm 21 years old, and I'm from northwestern Minnesota. I go to college at Carleton college in southern Minnesota. I love hunting and pretty much anything that has to do with the outdoors. I've hunted most critters Minnesota has to offer, except bears, though I'd like to someday. My dad and my uncles own a plumbing, heating, and cooling wholesale company, and I've worked there every summer since I was 12. I'm planning on graduating next year with a degree in biology, then go on to get my masters in wildlife biology from Montana State University-Missoula. I want to be a field researcher specializing in large predators, hopefully wolves.
I also started a boxing club at my college, I'm an officer in the students for the right to bear arms club, and I'm a member of the Carleton conservative union and sailing club. I stay pretty busy. I don't know, guess that's it. If you want to know anymore just PM me.
Posted by: ssbn642

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/20/08 01:33 PM

Just joined. US Navy submarine vet 1978-87. Live in Ohio and dont tell anyone what guns I own. Married and gasp, a new car salesmen.
Posted by: ksyotecallr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/20/08 09:45 PM

Hey, I'm John. Goin on 53 yrs. of age. I've lived in Saline County all of those years. I've worked 34 years in the lighting industry as a machine operator/mechanic. Up till several years ago was a diehard goose hunter, but was introduced to calling fur and that's all it took. I'm hooked for life. I have 2 sons and 2 daughters, plus 2 granddaughters. Besides callin kritters, I really get into fishing for walleyes and fishing tournaments of the same. This is one great site and really enjoy it!
Posted by: TriggerTwister

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/23/08 11:47 PM

WOW--I thought my eyes were going to fall out of my head reading about all the fine folks.
Hi, my name is Roger, Just turned 53 and still have a lot of fire left. Born in Montana and lived in Wyoming for 46 years.I've been married to the same gal for 31 years. I have 3 darlin daughters and one sweetheart granddaughter. I've hunted elk, deer and antelope since I was old enough to get a license. I'm fairly new to coyote and predator hunting, but I'm 5 coyotes to the good and a total addict. I love this forum and suck up every bit of advice dished out. I own a construction company and have worked at it for 36 years. I love to stomp around in the hills and I am thinking of making this my 2nd career.
Posted by: rev500ss

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/18/08 12:58 AM

Hi all, I'm Doug it's great to be part of such a great site. I'm 31 this year and just getting into varmint hunting. I was born in Indiana and have lived here my entire life. I've been married then divorced and married again for 7 years now. I have two great kids, my boy will be 12 this year and my daughter will be 8. I have worked in the utilities field for 12 short years. Hope to get to know you all a bit better.
Posted by: 4RCH4NG3L

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/30/08 11:52 AM

Hello, I'm Scottie from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please don't ask me why it's called a Commonwealth, as I really don't know. I think it has something to do with Democratic politics and high taxes.
Anyway, I've been a bow and shotgun hunter for about 30 years and I recently saw this show on Versus about Coyote hunting with these two guys drillin em out to 740 yards and as there is no centerfire hunting here,(Thank you, Ted Kennedy.) I thought it seemed like a lot of fun.
I found this forum through a contact at huntingnet.com and thought I could learn a lot more on a predator focused forum than on a forum that is more of a general hunting topics sort of place.( there is one predator hunting room but it's nothing like this)
As I might ask what might seem like the occasional stupid question, please be patient as I catch on quick.
Also, I've been an avid flyfisherman and flytyer for even longer, so if I can help you in any way, please feel free to ask.
Thanks so much and take care.
-Scottie
Posted by: jdickey

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/02/08 10:04 PM

I've been "browsing" this forum for several months....don't know why I haven't jumped in before now.

Picked up some interesting tidbits that have become useful in some of my varmint "adventures"! Hope to pick up some more... never too old for this dog to learn some more tricks....!
Posted by: 204Gunner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/08/08 08:29 PM

My name is Randy and I'm currently living in Aurora, Colorado where I have been stationed for the past four years in the Air Force. I have been interested in the outdoors since I was only 3 yrs old and my dad took me out with his hounds running rabbits at West Branch Beagle Club near Lock Haven, PA.

I enjoy reloading, hunting, and fishing. I have really enjoyed my assignment here in Colorado and have been able to do all kinds of varmint/predator/big game hunting and the trout and walleye fishing isn't so bad either.

My favorite varmint/predator rifle has got to be my 204 Ruger in a CZ model 527 varmint. It's just way to accurate and fun! Other small calibers I currently shoot include 223, 243, and 6.5 swede. Last winter, I bought an older model 416B Fox Pro and have had fun driving my neighbors Jack Russell crazy with it, but need to take it out and call some yotes soon. I'll be muzzleloading Saturday, but after I get my deer (confident I know), I will be hunting for yotes the rest of the week.

If anyone in the Denver area would like to do some calling/shooting/prairie dog blasting in between big game seasons, shoot me a PM. I'm always up for hunting and meeting new people with outdoor interests.

I have enjoyed reading the posts full of great information so far!
Posted by: elmafaefife

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/11/08 02:56 AM

Big hello from scotland just joined the forum,here,s alittle about my self,I am married with two kids (14 and 12)
live in Fife,Scotland and am keen hunter when i get time that is,i hunt with Lurchers (saluki,bull mastiff greyhoundX deerhound,greyhound)mainly rabbits i take but the dogs were bred for fox and deer,also a keen pike fisherman,also do alittle shooting with my air riffle.
Heres a photo of my hunting team.
Posted by: falconman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/15/08 12:53 AM

hey over there. my names andreww.im 13,like to go huntin for anything i can,like to fish, like sleepin,and like shootin my arsenal,.308,.22,20ga,bow,and a mosin
Posted by: falconman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/15/08 12:53 AM

dang keep postin stuff twise anyone know how to delete this
Posted by: tmrltree

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/18/08 04:53 AM

Well...New guy to the forum, and a new guy to Predator hunting. I am in the US Army married with no kids. Consider TN home.

I have yet to kill a Coyote, Bobcat, or what have you. I have hunted just Deer, Ducks, Squirrel, and Turkey (Still need to harvest one).

I have gained a huge interest in Predator hunting while reading about them on Forums, and magazines while I was here in Korea. Hoping this year I can go out and make it happen.
Posted by: rabidhunter66

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/18/08 08:00 AM

My name is Todd I am a Corrections Officer, 42 y/o and I live in midcoast Maine with my wife of 2 years we have 4 children her 3 and my 1 (Yes I had a practice wife) youngest is 7 oldest is 21. I moved from Western NY in the mid 80's to NH and then when I was divorced I moved to Maine in 2002. I am new to predator hunting with calls but have chased them with dogs and trapped alot when I was younger.
Posted by: ooki

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/14/08 11:03 PM

Hi all, brand spankin new to the forum, group, and pretty much hunting in general. Used to shoot birds out of the trees with my bb gun as a kid but that's the extent of that. I Like Jeeps, fishing, waylon jennings, and shootin stuff. Doing my first 'yote hunt tomorrow, plan to head out around 5 am. Going up behind lake pleasant on the way to crown king. My gun is too big for 'yotes and foxes but I'm gonna have to run what I brung. 8mm mauser with 170 grain soft tips. Hope it runs right through and bleeds the dog to death but we'll see if I even get my chance. I basically just want 1 of each, 'yote, fox, bobcat, lynx, lion, bear. I plan to do a little deer and elk hunting as well in the future. That about sums it up for me. I'll follow up with a pic or two if I'm successful on this trip. Thanks for providing a place I can learn about all this from, I appreciate it.
Posted by: HardcoreSlot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/16/08 07:27 AM

holy crap!! i cant believe ive never seen this before!

My name is Matt, im 23, and i live in Spring Creek Nevada. its in the north eastern corner of the state, just south of Elko, bout half way between Reno and SaltLake City.
I love hunting and fishing, but since I graduated high school i have been busy working, and keeping my self working. now that i have nailed down a decent job i have gotten back out to what i love. I grew up hunting mostly deer because thats all my parents hunted. After my parents' divorce i started hunting alot with my step-father, who bird hunts as well. as i grew more and became of age i started hunting with friends who introduced me into predator calling and, well, im hooked. i still hunt deer (if i draw a tag) and bird hunt (during the seasons) but i have made my a life choce to try to eradicate the coyote species.
Posted by: GRIZZLYONE

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/26/08 02:13 AM

Hello,
Grizzyone here.
I'm new to the site. I was looking around and I clicked on
"The prey" Then I clicked on Bobcat. I was blown away ! The guy holding up the cat looks exactly like me! Same face, hair, build, stance, everything. I called my wife in and said "Whos that ?" "Thats you she says". "No it ain't I says". I've killed many many Bobcat but this ain't me. I'm real curious, does anyone know who that is in this photo? The guy holding up the Bobcat by the rear legs?
Thanks, Rick
Posted by: rockinbbar

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/26/08 11:30 AM

Can you find it again & give us a clue as to where to look?

You may have a twin that didn't make it home, huh?
Posted by: GRIZZLYONE

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/26/08 11:57 AM

At the top of the page click on The prey, then click on
Bobcat. Scroll down and you will see the photo. I doubt it's me, but it's kinda scary. Grizzlyone.
Posted by: CFS

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/27/08 12:46 PM

Well now ....the name is Charlie Sims. Most call me Pop!
I work as a Data / Safety manager for an electric company. We do government contracts. Married to the same wonderful woman for almost 30 years. Three grown children, 4 and half grandchildren (Youngest son has one on the way). Gunsmith and story teller. Love to hunt! What else is there?
PS the wife and I raise show Boxers.

CRSBoxers.com

Charlie (Pop)
Posted by: bigwheeler

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/30/08 09:40 PM

Retired, Love hunting and riding yamaha bigwheels up here. Love to shoot and enjoy the range as much as the field. God is first in my life, family next. Learning a lot on this site. thanks to all
Posted by: nomad20

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/03/08 12:49 AM

hay guys, my name is daniel. i got the nickname nomad from my co workers cause i like to work alone adn i am always moving i guess. i am stationed in vegas but come from oregon, south central around klamath falls. i am newly married to a wife who hunts just as had as me and have a new daughter that made her first deer camp at a roaring 2 months old. chip off the block. got into varmit and predetors cause there aint much else out here.
Posted by: BCWhite

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/03/08 07:43 PM

Just found the site, looking into getting into coyote hunting. Longtime whitetail hunter. 18 years in the Army and counting. 37 married with two kids stationed in Georgia. Looking forward to the information from the site.
Posted by: mohunter32

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/31/08 02:14 PM

Hi everyone. I just registered this week. I've been watching this forum for a while now and trying to learn a thing or two. I've been somewhat hunting predators for 4 years now. But I've yet to call anything in. Guess you could say I've been calling not hunting them. I hope that changes this year from the things I've learned on here.

Everyone have a safe and happy New Years!
Posted by: muck77

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/05/09 06:51 PM

Im 31 years old, married 3 kids me and my oldest (age12) love archery. im a plumber by trade and live in massachusetts
Posted by: sgtdeath66

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/11/09 06:31 PM

hello everyone, im new here from the northwest ohio. im looking for some info and tips on thi new sport to me. im 25 soon to be 26 on the 16th of this month, i have a five yr old little girl, im single and thats me in a nut shell. i hope to be a sponge and absorb all the info i can
Posted by: RustyAxeCamp

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/20/09 04:35 PM

Hi guys. My name is Erik I live in Midland, MI. I am a rookie predator hunter. Looking to get some good info off what looks like a great site!
Posted by: Eat_the_rich

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/21/09 12:00 PM

Hey y'all. Been here for a little while, still new I guess? Never seen this post before.
I just turned 40, live in Southeast Missouri on my parents farm. Born in this part of the country, moved to north Mo. for awile, didn't like being so far away from family, so I moved back.
The coyote population has just literally exploded down here! That's why I'm on this site. I always hunted predators just when the opurtunity presented itself, or for lack of something better to do. Now, I consider myself an active persuant of the song dogs. Lots and lots to learn about calling them.

I've always hunted, fished, and trapped. Ever since I was big enough to stumble along behind the older guys. My love for it grew into a passion that knows no end. I simply cannot imagine all of this not being a part of my life? It's more than that, it's a Part of Me , it's who I am It defines every part of me that's real. If I'm not hunting, I'm thinking about it, or reloading for it, gearing up for it. Tuning my bows for archery season, fletching arrows, tuning broadheads, hanging stands, planting food plots, cutting shooting lanes, hunting for sheds, ect..............

Started reloading my own about a year ago, and just can't seem to get enough. I'm constantly working up new loads. There's lots of good information about that here as well. On that note, I'd like to point out that I've never seen a more well rounded, intelligent, knowledgeable, group of individuals as I have here. This is the Best site, hands down, if you need to know anything about anything that has to do with hunting, calling, calls, firearms, reloading, optics, special app rifles, ammo, ect.......the list just goes on and on! This is the place to find it!

Lots of great people here.
Message to the newbies, show respect and kindness toward these guys, and it will be returned to you Ten Fold.

And that's it.
Posted by: rem870hunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/29/09 10:30 PM

hello everyone,

my name is Bill, i'm 35, i live in williamstown NJ. heard about the site from another forum member. just started coyote and fox hunting last week. been thinking about doing it for the last few years. i mainly hunt deer,bear,rabbit and squirrel. looking forward to learning more from here,and meeting up for some hunts.
Posted by: BRUSHCUTTER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/30/09 04:55 PM

Hello
I'm new to this forum but not to hunting. My nane is Billy Murphree, Im a Registered Land Surveyor in TEXAS. I'm 60 yrs old and like the outdoors. I'm also friends with Cody Robertson if you know him , he on here a lot,he's my neighbor.this is my first post hope to do more.
Posted by: NoPeta

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/31/09 09:16 AM

Bryan here from Las Vegas nv.
Originally from Galveston Texas.
56 yrs young.
IBEW electrician for 37 yrs.
Hooked on hunting and fishing since I was a wee yonker.
Fished for Skeeter boats for 7 yrs on the Redman and BASS circuit.
Now just kicked back and enjoying life one varmint at a time.
Posted by: fredneck_redneck

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/04/09 10:07 PM

Name is Josh Bentz. I am 24 years old and work as a firefighter in virginia. I am married and we are expecting a little girl around the end of may. I live in thurmont md. This was my first season predator hunting in the catoctin mountains. I didn't bag anything but I am hooked. I also enjoy going to some family land in grant county wv and fishing the south branch. I am in the process of learning alot of thing right now with my new lathe, tying lanyards and the topper of fly tying(i have been doing that for a while and still suck). I hike all over the park land in my area to just get away to. But that is me anything else pm and I will get back to you.

Josh
Posted by: pdhunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/13/09 12:13 PM

Well I'm 56 married 35 years- 7years usmc - 13 years Law Enforcement - currently pipeliner.
Love Elk ,deer and varmit hunting . Reload for everthing I own. I like to tweek all my loads.
Posted by: jon_clements

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/18/09 09:59 PM

well i am new here. i just turned 25 today. been hunting and around guns my whole life!! I live in caro MI. I like to hunt small game and varmits around here. mostly chucks and squirls. I have a AWSOME JRT that likes to hunt more then i do prolly, and she HATES woodchucks LOL!!. I enjoy ridding dirtbikes and any kid of off road toy. I also like working on cars/trucks. I am HUGE MOPAR guy. I have a small collection of guns. acouple .22's. winchester model 255 .22 mag, my favorite gun!!! 8mm mouser. 870 remington exspress 12 ga. And a few outhers. I just bought a savage model 10, 22-250 in the mossy oak camo. I hope to learn more about hunting varmits from some of you guys.
Posted by: CrownShot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/09 02:24 PM

Hey all. My name is Matt Craig. Besides hunting, i also fish camp, woodcraft, I also do some work with car stereo systems. Live in Globe AZ. I use a 22-250, A thunder five .45 LC, and a 12 ga. Haven't done much of anything lately but hope to change that. see you all around.
Posted by: crapshoot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/09 09:17 PM

Glad to see you still around Matt.
Posted by: masshunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/23/09 03:13 PM

My name is Charlie, 57YO, married 6yrs, 2nd time for both of us,no kids,2 dogs,and a pile of guns. Right now I sell RV's, campers,trailers,ect. Been doing this for 18yrs almost.Before that I sold wholesale guns & shooting equip for a major wholsaler. Had to work too hard during hunting season. Now I have lots of time off between nov & march. Just became a member about 3mo ago. Have hunted , fished, ect all my life. Trapped as a teen befor this state got so crazy. Love coyote hunting,deer hunting, just about anything else I can do outdoors. Got into metal detecting a few yrs ago, find some good locations while hunting also. Life member of the NRA, as are all my friends, have no truck with non members.I love this site,and have learned quite a lot. Will be posting some pics. when I can figure it out. I like to hunt with vintage guns a lot, you might see me out there carrying an 07 win 351sl, a 73 win 38/40, or an old 99 250/3000. I'll have a mauser broomhandle under my arm for a finiser. My favorite modern guns are my Ruger Red Label 12ga, and my Sako 222.
Posted by: effenjeff

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/26/09 04:21 PM

Hello all,
Brand new to the site. Just begining to get started into predator/varmint hunting. Have killed a coyote or two and a fox or three but recently caught predator fever.

40 years old, married, two kids from Prescott, AZ area.

Glad to meet you all.
Posted by: ghostwolf

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/27/09 01:51 PM

Greetings from the ghostwolf from Mid Michigan. Yet to be successful yote hunter, but definitely have the bug. Successful Varmint getter. Tools of the trade: Bushmaster AR 15 .223 Remington and H&R Ultra Varmint in .223 Rem.
Posted by: ggranger

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/07/09 04:29 AM

My name is Greg Granger and I live in SW Oklahoma. I work in the oil and gas production industry so don't have near enough time to hunt and fish. Been hunting and fishing most of my life. Started calling coyotes when I was 13 and still trying to get it right. My weapon of mass destruction is a custom built 22-250 on a Ruger action topped of with a Leupold scope. Kinda new on forum but so far very interesting.

Greg
Posted by: JamesF

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/15/09 03:23 PM

Name Is James Fouts. Live in a small town in north Texas called Holliday. I am a firefighter who has lots of days off and love to fill it with hunting and fishing. Married, one kid and can't wait till he is old enough to get him into all of it as well.


James
Posted by: PvillePredator

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/06/09 09:21 PM

Hi, name is Rod Hart. I'm living in Lincoln NE for now, till the wife gets done with nursing school. I lived in northern California my whole life & will be back very soon. I'm 23, love to wrestle, fish, hike, hunt, shoot, camp, teach everyone I meet about the outdoors or learn more from those who have been around for a while. I love my wife, my family, friends & GOD. I'm open & respectful to everyone (all races, religions, ages, sex, etc.) as long as they show me the same respect. I'm a Pipe Layer for now, I'm planning on going into sheriffs & having a custom knife business on the side. I have too many guns to list but each one has a special place in my heart. I look forward to learning & building some good friendships here. Take Care!
Posted by: clayreid

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/17/09 10:12 AM

Clay Reid is my name . I live in Archer City , Texas . i have 5 kids . Im married to a very mean ol gal name Kelly . Im 42 years old been hunting my whole life .
I was a Homeless runaway at 13 years old . I lived in a tent for 2 years outside of town until my wife made me marry her ( thats all a shotgun is good for ].
I cowboy for a livin and im currently running a 20,000 acre ranch here north of town .
I love sports and hunting . played football and baseball and now im the junior league coach here in both sports for the last 15 years . I was a golden glove champion in boxing .
I was the worst bullrider there ever was but wasnt a bad bullfighter .
I hunt in contests all over the state of Texas with my partners Hutch , and Mitch .
My ecaller of choice for now is Wildlife technology and hand call of choice is a Illinois river valley fox call . My gun of choice is a remington 700 adl 22.250 with a burris scope . I shoot a 55 grain nosler ballistic tip .
I host 2 contests a year in Archer City called The Redneck Rendezvous for the last 10 years .
Im 6-3 245 pds. with long black flowing hair . Some say im a better looking Fabio . I work out constantly and never indulge in any thing that is bad for my body except women as my body is a temple ..........Okay the last paragraph aint true but I wish it was ...does that count . LOL
Posted by: skyler7x

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/19/09 12:17 AM

Hey all, I'm new to the forum. I'm 41 and have been hunting yotes since '87 when a friend took me on my first stand. I was hooked.
Posted by: Motojunkie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/04/09 10:15 PM

Hi everyone! My name is Tom. I live in Goodyear Arizona and I work at a power plant that's nearby. I'm 38 years old, divorced with a 10 year old son (who is my hunting buddy).

I've been lurking here for a while, and finally decided to attempt to become an active participant. I'm relatively new to predator hunting, but have joined up with some folks at XPC (Xtreme Predator Callers) to help learn the ropes.

I enjoy hunting, shooting, 4-wheeling, music and hanging out with good people. There's more, but I don't want to bore you.

I'm looking forward to swapping stories and advice with you all.
Posted by: marshmellow

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/10/09 10:21 PM

Im 37 yrs old, live in middle TN. No fancy job just change oil and farm for a liveing. Been a volunteer hunter education instructor for 5 yrs,"teaching the youth of today to hopefully not shoot my [beeep] tomorrow!" Life member of the doller short and a day late club, My wife refurs to me as a huntin pecker, (I hunt for the keys on the computer and peck at them with my index finger). Ive got more metal screws holding me together than ace harware has, 6'4" tall
235 lbs with lots of knots on my head from hitting it on everything "because its my belief that everything was built for shorter folks" I also pick the guitar, my nose and have been known to scratch nyself in public wich by the way my wife and daughter hates.....LOL. So its nice to meet yall
and happy hunting.
Posted by: TexasJeff

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/17/09 10:00 PM

I`m an automotive technician in Fort Worth. Been married to the same woman for 25 years. 3 sons, ages 24, 21 and 15. Hobbies are riding my horses, modifying my hot rod and hunting when I can, which isn`t often enough. I found this site while researching my latest rifle. Ended up buying the Weatherby Vanguard .22-250.

This place seems to be littered with honest, mature folks. That`s why I joined. Now excuse me please. I have a lot more reading to do.
Posted by: BuckeyeBill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/30/09 09:38 PM

Greetings from Buckeye Arizona. Retired military guy and currently work for a prison system. Been hunting coyotes and bobcats for the last 3 years. Have had some luck but have much to learn. Enjoy predator hunting because I can set up a hunt with friends and the complete trip only takes a few hours. There is something about getting a coyote to come to the call. Scanning for any type of movement on the horizon while enjoying the wonderful scenery. I shoot AR's mostly but also have a few bolt guns. Looking at trying my hand with a shotgun in the right area. someday I would like to try my hand at predator hunting with a bow. I look forward to reading and learning from everyones experiances and further developing my skills.
Posted by: phillipD

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/14/09 07:36 PM

My name is Phillip Doerr hence the name PhillipD. im 15 i enjoy hunting forwheeler riding working on pilots licence i do alot of farming. im 15
Posted by: Blackburn

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/20/09 09:52 PM

Name's Dave Blackburn I've been trapping for about 22 years and calling predators for about 18. I'm from Pennsylvannia and after a few years in New Mexico and a couple in North Carolina in between I've been back here in PA for the last 12 years or so. These days I do a little fox trapping and as much coyote/fox calling as I can possibly find time for. My main passion is archery hunting whitetail but predator calling keeps me in the field all year.

Glad to have finally found this site, it's a wealth of knowledge.
Posted by: JimmyT

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/26/09 01:04 PM

Hello to all at Predator Masters. My name is James and I have lived in central Iowa almost all of my 24 years. I work as a Inside Sales rep and spend mostly all of my free time in the outdoors. I love to upland bird hunt and as of last season have been hunting with my German Short hair "MIA", who will be 2 this October. I am excited to get her finished by the start of the season this year. Besides that I am also a multi-species angler, and enjoy Bass and Catfish the most. Last I am very happy to have joined this forum and hope to get to know you guys and learn a lot about predator hunting.
Posted by: Chris Mock

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/08/09 10:53 PM

I am 40 and I am from Michigan, I am married to the the greatest wife. She tolerates me in my selfish pursuit to shoot the biggest buck and catch the largest bass, don't know what I have ever done to deserve her, thank you Lord! I have 1 Child who is my best friend! Christopher is my fishin buddy and future my hunter, we watch hunting and fishing video's together. He gets all quiet before the impact shots and and then yell's OH OH OH ! He is 2 1/2, goes crazy watching the movie "300". He is his Daddy's joy! I Work for Toyota, it is a respectable and honest living, I am proud to be a part of a company who cares about the lives of people they never met, nor will meet, but creates the technology to keep everyone who drives one as safe as possible. Miss my family in AZ, but it is good again when we are finally together.
Posted by: hunt-m-up

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/19/09 12:33 PM

Newb here from Iowa, too close to 40 to think about it. I have an overactive 3 yr old boy who is ready to "shoot the coyotes" and a 11 yr old daughter that I will need to keep locked up for the next 10 yrs to keep the little hormone-driven monsters away. My wife is a saint for putting up with my bad attitudes and my bow,mzldr,rifle hunting or thinking about them year 'round. Been killing deer, turkeys, pheasants, small game, and incidental fox and coyote for years,but new to actually hunting for coyotes the last couple years. I have a Wby VG .308 Compact that I'm itching to use this year.
Thanks,
Posted by: A1Parker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/26/09 03:45 PM

Hi I'm Aaron. I live in Flagstaff and love to call in foxes. I got two in the other night right outside my front door. I have chickens and foxes seem to like the taste of em.
Posted by: mihunter79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/07/09 11:28 AM

Hello my name is Bob and im 30 years old. im a gunsmithing student currently enrolled at trinidad state junior college. Im originally from michigan and love to be in the outdoors. I've hunted yotes with hounds before but only tried calling a few times without any luck. I've trolled this site for awhile now and finally registered, looking forward to conversing with everybody on here.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/07/09 12:19 PM

Welcome guys. I hope you enjoy your time here. Sounds like we share the important things in life.
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/24/09 10:36 AM

Hello all, My name is Matt Craig. I am now using my dads screen name instead of my Crownshot one. Nothing is different from the two except my guns have long since been lost due to unemployment earlier this year. Good to see all the old names i know, and look forward to meeting those of you i don't know already.
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/24/09 10:41 AM

It's good to have you here Matt!

Kick back and look around and re-familiarize yourself with the site; some things have changed, some have not but we are still a great place to be. You can take some pride in what your dad got started in "Predator Masters" as there are many people who call it home!
Posted by: Chad Walk

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/24/09 11:04 AM

Hey Matt glad to have you back bud! Even though I didnt know your dad he gave me a home here at Predator Masters also... You have my number,give me a yell sometime... Ill see you at the PM hunt...Chad
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/24/09 12:31 PM

I take more then a little pride in PM, it is truly wonderful what the site has grown into due to both his vision of what he wanted for the site, and the wonderful people who have made it so. Thank you all for contributing to his dream, words can not express the joy of seeing the site come this far and knowing it has the ability to go so much farther thanks to the members and the board, from giving it such a solid direction to move forward in.
Posted by: greg223

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/24/09 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: AzWill
Hello all, My name is Matt Craig. I am now using my dads screen name instead of my Crownshot one. Nothing is different from the two except my guns have long since been lost due to unemployment earlier this year. Good to see all the old names i know, and look forward to meeting those of you i don't know already.


Says a lot for PM when it goes from one generation to the next. Hope you can get your hunting equipment back soon.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/25/09 11:34 PM

Good to see you back Matt. It is a real pleasure. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the hunt.We all have a lot of catching up to do. Your dad's dream and vision has provided a home and family for a lot of predator hunters. I'm proud to have been a part of it.
Posted by: The Big Sleep

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/02/09 02:53 AM

My name is Chris, and Im 24. I'm from Massachusetts and New york, but moved to WA a couple of years ago.

I'm a chef, I love finding new food.

I caught the coyote bug since I moved out here, and every night the yotes get closer and closer to me when Im out at night having a cigarette. I recently purchased a custom argentine mauser in .243 with a burris 3x9 scope.

I've never hunted before, and this is my first gun. I;ve done a lot of target shooting and Im not bad shot given favorable wind conditions.

I'm hoping to post my first coyote pic on here soon.

This site has so much information and great people, and I read almost a hundred posts a day. I'm an information junky.

I also have a love for machining and inventing, and I will be posting pics of a homemade portable shooting stand and some experimental homemade calls.
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/02/09 05:28 PM

It's great to have you here Chris! Hang around a little and get ready for some reading, there's plenty of good info and alot of really good guys here so take advantage of it.
Posted by: Stryker1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/04/09 11:12 PM

My name is Nic. I am married with 2 Children and I am a SFC in the US Army. New to this site and new to Predator hunting. Cant wait to learn some new tricks to get my first Coyote or Cat!!
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/09 12:34 AM

Good to see another Texas boy around here. If you want to learn this is the place to be, sit back and enjoy yourself!
Posted by: Baer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/09 01:13 AM

Greetings, I'm Bayden, I'm 21 years old.



I joined Predator Masters because I want to become a predator master myself.

I'm from Alberta, Canada, which is great... but I wish I could use an AR-15 or something like it to hunt coyotes. By the way, this is the first year we can legally use electronic game calls for predators.

I'm in my 3rd year of studying criminal justice, and planning on applying with the Edmonton Police Service right away. Bigger coyotes up there wink

I've hunted since I was a wee 3 year old shooting chickadees with my bow, and have bagged some nice animals, but ultimately I love calling the wild predator stuff in close and tricking them into their own quick deaths. There is something about hunting coyotes that I can't get enough of.

I currently use a Tikka M5 .243 for everything. It is my only gun, and was a gift from my x-girlfriends father (I think he was trying to get me to marry her). I love the gun, but I'm looking to save up for a Tikka T3 Super Varmint .204 ruger or 22-250 cal.

I'm proud to say that I'm a born again Christian. Life is meaningless without Christ.

Currently, I'm living in a city of 80 000 people, and I'm really not enjoying it. It's always been the bush and the mountains for me. Thankfully, I'm a quick drive to some great coyote calling land which I still have to get out to.

Thanks for making this site. There is a wealth of great information, and awesome members to contribute to it.

Blessings,

Baer
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/09 08:59 PM

It's good to have you here Bayden! Look around a little and make yourself at home…
Posted by: Baer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/06/09 11:52 AM

Originally Posted By: cbosshog79
It's good to have you here Bayden! Look around a little and make yourself at home…


Thanks Cody!
Posted by: thegman1763

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/08/09 11:02 AM

My name is George, I'm 42 & I dispute that some other folks here are married to the greatest wife in the world as I'm sure I am! She is pregnant with our first child (a girl) & I am really lucky to have her in my life.

I was born & raised in England & my father introduced me to hunting early on, think about 8 years old when he let me shoot his treasured BSA .22 Hornet at a rock. I still own the rifle & treasure it as much as he did. In the UK, all hunting is on private property & all game on the land belongs to the owner of the property. There is no such thing as Game & Fish or DOW over there. Also no tags, no bag limits & seasons are very liberal indeed. You can easily own suppressors, hunt predators or rabbits at night with lights, sell game animals & basically have a good old time.

Only problems are that the UK has turned into a socialist paradise & the gun control laws are pretty tough.

My father was a part-time gamekeeper for an estate with around 350 acres, sounds small don't it? Well, small is beautiful & we used to kill at least 400 rabbits a year off the place. The role of the gamekeeper is to keep the vermin (foxes, crows, magpies, jays & any other egg stealing predators) under control while maximizing the environment for game birds. (pheasants mainly but also partridges, ducks, snipe, teal & woodcock)We reared & released a couple hundred pheasants into the woods every year, feeding & watering them, keeping the predators from feasting by trapping & calling them.

The biggest lesson I learned during all this was that, given predators in the area, if you get out calling, it becomes a battle with the law of averages. Seems the more I got out calling, the luckier I got at getting them coming in to me.

The purpose of releasing the pheasants, predator control etc was to ensure that the owner had enough birds so that he could invite his buddies over to shoot on his land & they would do the same on their places. We used to drive the pheasants to the shooters who numbered about 8 to 10 guys. They would line up in a horseshoe around the ends of the wood where the pheasants would hide & we'd beat the bushes (hence why this activity is known as bush beating & the people as 'beaters') to get the pheasants flying over the 'guns' as they are known.

Many places in the UK do this very commercially & if you have enough money, between you & 8 other folks, you can shoot over a 1000 pheasants a DAY if you choose too. Very, very different to the USA for sure & having grown up with this kind of hunting, it makes me cringe sometimes when I see pheasants shot at really close ranges when flying away from the shooters. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

My dad never hunted anything bigger than hares so deer hunting etc was a mystery to me until I was in the British Army & got invited to one of the officer's estates in Scotland to cull some red deer hinds (does) for free. Had a blast, met a whole bunch of good folks & that got me into deer hunting in a big way. Used to travel to Scotland regularly after that & ended up getting on the cull team for several estates up there. When I say "estates" I mean places with thousands & thousands of acres to play with. The red deer needed thinning out, especially the hinds as the stags were reserved for the paying guests in the summer.

I probably killed over 450 deer during the culls, not bragging but just using that as an indicator as to how many animals there are in the UK. Game is very plentiful & I do miss the hunting opportunities I had there.

I moved to the USA about 6 years ago & love it here too! I have my own manufacturer's & importer's FFL & can own firearms here that I could only dream about in the UK. I love calling coyotes, shooting prairie dogs & traveling around the US hunting.

Got a few projects for coyote guns on the go right now & they offer some real promise for those dogs that hang up 'out there'. More when I have something solid to report.

Here's a couple of pics; the first is from 3 years ago in CO, killed an elk at a massive (!) 47 yards with my 6.8SPC AR & the next is in WY this year with doe antelope killed at 130 yards with the kind of L1A1 rifle I carried in the British Army.




Thanks for the great forum & look forward to being a part of it, George.
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/09/09 11:53 AM

Welcome to the site thegman, hope you enjoy chatting it up with all of us.
Posted by: DeadlyZephyr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/09/09 12:27 PM

Hi, my name is Nick and i'm 22 y/o. I've been hunting for ten years and shooting for longer than that. My dad and i have been relaoding for about 4 years & have been shooting long range for about 2 years. I've only just recently taken my first two coyotes (a double!:D) but hope to have the opportunity to take more in the near future.
Posted by: shotgunnyotes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/13/09 03:48 PM

My name is Cory. I'm from Northern Illinois. I bowfish all the time, and recently got into coyote hunting. Haven't gone on my first stand yet, but I can tell that calls are going to become an addiction. Unfortunately I am stuck using the 12g at the moment because of Illinois laws and the lack of private land, so I will be using my Benelli Supernova.
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/15/09 11:54 AM

Welcome to the site guys hope you enjoy yourselves here.
Posted by: whbonney26

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/16/09 07:40 PM

Well I have been here off and on for a while....just never seen this section.

My name is Joey. Im a father of two. Girl 9, Boy 8. Engaged to a great gal. We live in Pearl River, Louisiana. About 25 min north of New Orleans. Im 30 years old.

I like any type of hunting. I was only taken hunting a few times as a youngster. I want my son to enjoy the outdoors (and boy does he) so I have been trying to hunt with him. We are sort of learning the ropes together. I really enjoy the predator hunting and would love to hunt hogs one sometime.
My father whom is a disabled vet has really started watching a lot of hunting shows and its our goal to go hunt hogs sometime in the future. Just looking for the right place that wont cost an arm and a leg I guess.

My dad being military and police all of my life got me into guns. I have been collecting and shooting most of my life. I enjoy building AR15 platform rifles for myself, friends and some of the local gun shops.

I really enjoy western movies and now and then I do some cowboy action shooting. Im a member of SASS and NRA.
I really enjoy watching The Rifleman with my son as its our favorite show.

Anyways.....I guess that is about it.
Posted by: AZ~Red

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/01/09 02:53 PM

Howdy y'all, new guy here. My name is Steven but I usually go by Red on the forums. I live in the great state of Arizona and have been running around these deserts since I was in pampers. I hunt pretty much everything out here except for antelope. I just don't really have a desire to chase them across the flats. Maybe one day though. I've been predator hunting for a little over a year now and I was hooked from the start. I strictly hand call because I'm too broke to buy a FoxPro. I hope to learn from the site and can't wait to read some success stories. Happy huntin'.

RED
Posted by: ExpertMarksman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/01/09 03:25 PM

Welcome Steven! That is one of my brothers name.
Posted by: ern

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/02/09 01:42 PM

Hello ALL !
I'm Ernie....I Shoot a old Marlin 22mag , S&W 12ga. , and a Savage model 110 .243.
I'm 54 ,And just getting back to varmits after raising my Kids and getting them Gone !
I live in N.W. NM
Posted by: youngdon

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/02/09 01:47 PM

Originally Posted By: AzRednekRabbit
Howdy y'all, new guy here. My name is Steven but I usually go by Red on the forums. I live in the great state of Arizona and have been running around these deserts since I was in pampers. I hunt pretty much everything out here except for antelope. I just don't really have a desire to chase them across the flats. Maybe one day though. I've been predator hunting for a little over a year now and I was hooked from the start. I strictly hand call because I'm too broke to buy a FoxPro. I hope to learn from the site and can't wait to read some success stories. Happy huntin'.

RED
Hi Red I think I know (of) you from AHT, nice to see you here. Are you around Arrowhead?
Posted by: AZ~Red

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/02/09 01:51 PM

[/quote]Hi Red I think I know (of) you from AHT, nice to see you here. Are you around Arrowhead? [/quote]

That's me buddy. I'm not too far from there. About five miles. I'm on Olive and 67th.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/02/09 02:37 PM

Welcome to the board gentlemen.

I hope to meet you at the hunt in Las Cruces in January.
Posted by: Highpower24

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/05/09 03:46 AM

Here it is.
I am a brand new member, and new to predator hunting. I am a member of the US ARMY and I am currently deployed in IRAQ.
I love hunting, fishing, bow hunting, good weapons, and anything with a diesel engine in it.
My name is Justin Gates
I am 22 yrs of age and reside in a little farm town in New York when Im not deployed.
I am not married but i have a great lady of almost 2yrs that loves to hunt!
I love hutning and have tried for coyotes a couple of times with no success. I just ordered my first e-caller, the Foxpro Spitfire. I think im going to like it. Im gonna be going on R&R in the next couple of weeks and im hoping to call somthing in during this time.

If there is anyone out there from New York....give me a shout. I dont know too many people who are into predator hunting.
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/05/09 09:03 AM

It's great to have you new guys around here. Take some time to read a little and ask questions, there are plenty of knowledgable guys around to educate you if you need it...
Posted by: JLJ223

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/07/09 04:52 PM

Hi Im new here and wanted to take a minute to introduce myself, my name is Jeff, Im married with 3 children and Im 42 years old, Im from the Central Ohio area, I was told about this site on a fishing site when we were all talking about yote hunting(something I have done a very little and would like to learn more about) mainly I have just hunted groundhogs recently, Im really into Hunting, Shooting, Guns and Football, Im really looking forward to being a active member of this site it looks great.
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/07/09 10:35 PM

Welcome to the site.
Posted by: JLJ223

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/08/09 10:40 AM

Thank You.
Posted by: Snowshoe Hunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/08/09 04:45 PM

Snowshoe Hunter here. I've been lurking here off and on for years, just joined recently. I've been hunting since the late 1950's, probably not old enough than to do it legally, but still did. I've spent ton's of time hiking the western states and have lived pretty much in too many other states. Finally settled down a couple of decades ago here in Michigan's U.P. I'll be here.
Posted by: reloadmike78

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/09/09 10:36 AM

Hey Gang, fairly recent member here. I am 31 and live in Western Nebraska. I have been hunting for 20+ years and have recently caught the yote bug. I have always shot them on sight, but only called a few times when I was a kid with my step-father.

Just competed in my second calling contest. It was a ball, we had bad conditions and only shot 3. But won 2nd heavy dog at 34.7 and with that same dog won mangyest as well.

Looking forward to learning more as time goes on.
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/09/09 11:47 AM

Welcome to the site SnowShoe & ReloadMike.
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/09/09 12:07 PM

Welcome boys, good to have you!
Posted by: win405

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/16/09 07:28 PM

Hi there, wanted to introduce myself real quick. My name is Tyrel and I am 25 years old. I have been hunting and fishing since I was a little kid. I enjoy all types of hunting: big game, bird, varmit and of course predator. I work in the Agricultural industry so I am fairly busy from spring to mid-fall. Coyote hunting has turned into the one thing I can devote a fair amount of time to during my off season from work. Have been reading the site off and on for a while now and finally decided to get involved and partcipate.
Looking forward to learning a lot and even making some new friends to hunt dogs with!
Posted by: AzWill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/17/09 02:10 PM

Glad to have you join in Win405, hope to see you around on the site.
Posted by: blackhorse

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/20/09 10:05 AM

Hello, new here from central Mo. I have lots of predator equiptment from guns and calls to decoys. I have a Interarms 22-250 that I love dearly I also am a huge Thompson fan with more Encore and Contender barrels than most stores, at least thats what the wife says. Looking forward to learning some new stuff here and will try to share if I can.
Posted by: Chad Walk

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/20/09 12:57 PM

Welcome blackhorse! Glad to have you here at Predator Masters!

Chad
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/20/09 02:08 PM

Welcome aboard,blackhorse!! thumbup1
Posted by: skiingbear

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/21/09 03:30 PM

Pleased to meet you. I have two aka's skiingbear, and twohorseron. I am retired from D.O.C., no not a resident. I have served as a L.E.O., and Coal Miner. I was in the U.S.N.,1967-1971.
I am a frequent flyer on SASS, and Snipers Paradise. THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Posted by: WSMBUCK

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/21/09 03:52 PM

Well i guess its my turn My name is Billy White i live in MS as of now but i brought some land in south west Colorado awhile back and will be moving over there sooner or later i work offshore in the Gulf for Chevron as a Production Operator and will be moving to a project overseas before to long and after that, that is when we will move to Colorado.I hunt just about everything there is here in MS and when i am not hunting i am buying stuff for hunting , just ask my wife LOL oh yeah i have been married to Nikki for almost 16 years now and have 2 kids Byrce 12(SON) and Hunter 11 my baby girl.And thats pretty much me i am either at work are hunting something with the family are by myself. I work 14 and 14 now so i get to look at 7000 foot of water 6 months out the year and the rest i spend with family and friends in the outdoors. Thanks
Posted by: Mr W

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/21/09 08:07 PM

I posted this in the predator forum.Guess i'll post this here too.
Kinda new to coyote hunting. I've read alot on here and it has helped me and my daughter kill our first yote Last january. We have not had much time to hunt, but are fixin to get at it pretty good. I figured i would join yall and learn a little more. Maybe get where i can help someone else. Looking forward to sharing some stories.
Posted by: Colorado11

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/30/09 11:17 AM

Hello my name is Bryce White and i am the son of (WSMBUCK)Billy and Nikki White i have a little sister named Hunter. Right now i live in MS ,but we are moving to Colorado to hunt all kinds of animals and fish all the fishing places. I love to play baseball and enjoy the great outdoors with my family and friends. Well thats about me thanks for having me
Posted by: GRIZZLYONE

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/30/09 12:56 PM

Welcome Bryce, Grizz here. My middle name is Bryce. Where my folks came up with it, I guess I'll never know. You don't hear that one every day.
Posted by: cev

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/30/09 04:58 PM

hi bryce. My name is Chad. I live in Clark, Colorado. Where are you looking to move in Colorado?
Posted by: Colorado11

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/30/09 08:51 PM

Castilla county
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/30/09 08:54 PM

Hey guys, it's good to have you here! Sit back and make yourselves comfortable, ask questions and get ready to consume some predator hunting information... If any of us can be of any help don't hesitate to ask!
Posted by: tgrif

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/30/09 09:06 PM

Mr W, what part of jawja you from?

Welcome to the boards, also.
Posted by: agchawk

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/05/10 11:41 PM

Hello all. My name is Jeremy and am Washington resident and recently retired Military member. I am an avid hunter, hiker, fisherman, and mountainbiker...and pretty much anything else outdoor related.

Although I am fairly new to predator hunting, I have killed my share while out hunting other game. I look forward to learning from the professionals here on the site. Looks like a great place to meet other like-minded individuals and to expand my hunting knowledge.
Posted by: newfiebackflip933

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/15/10 06:59 PM

Id like to start off by saying hello to everyone on PM.

Now a lil about myself.

I am 26 yrs old and just getting into hunting now, So I am here to just learn as much as I can about yote calling and other predator hunting.

I live in Ontario Canada and can't wait to get my licence so I can get out there and hopefully find some spots.
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/17/10 08:01 AM

Welcome to the site fellows!
Posted by: WileE.Coyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/19/10 01:13 AM

This is my first post on PM, and it seems like an appropriate place for a first post. My name is Jason, and I live in Baker, Oregon. I've been shooting since I was six, and reloading since I was eight (may dad would set me up for each stage). Like everyone here, I love hunting and shooting. Rock Chucks are all but gone in my area, but the coyotes are still plentiful before the chopper runs. I've had good intentions of seriously hunting cougar this year, but the snowfall hasn't cooperated, and I've been busy anyway. I'm now doing the count-down to spring and ground squirrel hunting.

While I've got the varmint rifle bases pretty well covered, I still don't have a .223AI or a K-Hornet. I'm working on fixing that.
Posted by: whispr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/19/10 07:43 PM

Hi everyone. It's an honor to join this site. This is my first post at predatormasters. I'm 36 years old. I live in Charlotte, NC. I've had an itch to go hunting, since I stopped as a child. 3 months ago, I bought a BB gun to target shoot with my nephews and found myself alone in the backyard taking down squirrels and birds. This week I'm picking up a rifle ( 7.62x54 smile ), sighting it at the range, and then setting a time to go to my friend's house for some coyote and any other animal hunting. I'm looking forward to sharing some stories and getting the opportunity to hunt with some of you.
Posted by: Honovi

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/22/10 11:48 AM

I'm 20 years young about to get married. I'm 1/4 Eastern band Cherokee. I love the outdoors and everything about it. If it has feathers, fins or feet I'm hunting it. I like collecting guns. I have 9 horses and 5 hunting dogs...
Posted by: GDuck

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/24/10 01:57 AM

Hello, IM new to the site. And new to predator hunting. Ordered a foxpro the other day.
43 years young from Southeast Georgia.
Been hunting since the age of 14. Love Turkey hunting, and bird hunting,Saltwater fishing, gator hunting. General Contractor by trade.
Father of three.
Love the outdoors
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/24/10 02:03 PM

It's good to have a few new faces around. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, there's plenty of reading to do and quite a few knowledgable people around so take advantage of it and have fun!
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/24/10 03:54 PM

Welcome to the board,guys!! Good to have you here! thumbup
Posted by: madhatter1947

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/26/10 09:51 PM

Hi, I'm a retired MSG (Army-NG) VN vet who just likes to hunt fish and play a little golf. I can't remember not doing one or the other.Married 37 years to the same great woman and have two wonderful girls, three grand kids.
Have spent most of my hunting time with my two brothers, who are both younger, and yes,catwhacker, (or do we call him luckydog) is the middle one. Great web site and happy to be aboard.

Randy
Posted by: the noobie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/06/10 01:35 PM

im a 16 year old from Idaho and would like to get started in predator hunting. i love being outside fishing hunting or riding my dirt bike around.

ive been around guns my whole life and got my first bb gun at age 5 my first .22 at age 7 or 8 and first .410 at age 10 or so.

sadly even after my few years of big game hunting i havent been able to get any big gamme critters had the chance on 2 antelope but didnt hit anything and since then i havent seen any animals that past few years to shoot.

uhhh idk if theres more you are curious about just ask
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/10 11:40 AM

It's good to have you here "the noobie"! Let us know if you have any questions and enjoy yourself, there's plenty of good folks around here...

It's good to have you here madhatter! Ol' catwhacker is good people, we really appreciate him and are glad that he was able to get you to join in on the fun!
Posted by: carvercalls

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/10 01:15 PM

WELCOME (the noobie).. Its good to have ya here thumbup
Posted by: jmferrel

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/10 04:58 PM

Hey everyone John from the Texas Panhandle age 34 and married 12yrs with 2 boys been hunting since i was 8yrs old. I have been reloading for about 15yrs and love to hunt,fish and golf. I like coyote and bobcat quite a bit. lucky to have alot of land to do it on. I have worked in the natural gas buissness for 13 yrs and am the distribution manager for the last 2yrs. i have met and chatted with alot of great people on here.I have enjoyed taking my 2 boys hunting and fishing and teaching them about the wildlife and showing them the right ways of doing things..thansk john
Posted by: 220_Swift

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/10 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By: madhatter1947
Have spent most of my hunting time with my two brothers, who are both younger, and yes,catwhacker, (or do we call him luckydog) is the middle one.

Randy


You know what they say.................You can pick your nose and you can pick your friends.You can not pick your family! laugh

Glad you are here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: carvercalls

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/10 05:15 PM

John Welcome to P/M.. This place is like one big family thumbup
Posted by: youngdon

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/10 05:25 PM

Welcome John, Yep we even got your crazy cousin.
Posted by: joshua79109

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/20/10 02:52 PM

Hello all.

I'm 34 and from Amarillo, TX. Was issued my first firearm at 18 and bought my first firearm at 18. I hand load, hunt, shoot in any events I can, and train for personal protection. I enjoy all aspects of preparing and training for survival in all sorts of situations.

I also bow hunt and have been considering getting into black powder. I go fishing at Ute lake every chance I get and the whole family enjoys tubing and camping out there - I have to get my fishing in early.

I'm happily married to a beautiful woman and I have three wonderful daughters. I'm hoping at least one of the three will enjoy hunting and/or shooting sports. My wife enjoys shooting and is great at it.

This looks like a place where I'll be able to learn a lot and I appreciate the opportunity to swap stories and have places like this available.




Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/20/10 04:10 PM

Joshua,

It's good to have you on the board bud! I think you will find that this is a family friendly board that you can sit down with your girls and check out stories, product reviews, share your experiences and even learn a few things. I hope that you find this place to be useful and fun, don’t hesitate to ask questions and if we can help let us know…
Posted by: carvercalls

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/24/10 12:42 PM

Welcome Joshua, Its good to have ya here thumbup
Posted by: spacemanzero

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/24/10 01:25 PM

My name is Joshua Hebert. I live in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. I have been a hunter (mostly Whitetail) for about 12 years or so. I got interested in Predator Hunting a couple years ago, when I went down to Academy to buy a gift for my friend's father. I decided to get him a DVD that we could watch after hunting. I remembered that his dad always liked to get hose long Duck Commander videos that were entertaining to watch. I saw that they had Calling All Coyotes 2 there for sale, and told myself that it would be good since it was long and would at least give us something to do after the hunts. Well after watching that video the first time, we were hooked and here I am. LOL.

I married with 2 kids, dog, cat, and guinea pig. I have been married to my wonderful wife for almost 10 years now. We got married a year after graduating and haven't regretted a single minute of it. My kids are 8 and 5. I am just now introducing my son into hunting, as much as he wants to, and can't wait till he can be by my side hunting with me. I know that my daughter will and I am just waiting till she gets to be a little older.

I work a full time 8-5 job M-F and I am a full time college student. I also teach my son's Cub Scout class and have a great time doing that. I am currently working on getting my 4 year degree so that when I am where i need to be, can go in to train to be a Texas Game Warden.

I love hunting just about whatever I get the opportunity to. I am still waiting for that first coyote kill but I know it will be someday. I have a very limited time I can go out and hunt because of all the other activities I have going on, but when I do, I love it very much.

Posted by: carvercalls

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/25/10 12:18 PM

Joshua (spacemanzero) Its good to have ya here, Welcome, There is a wealth of knowledge here on Predator Masters. If you have any questions or need any help just ask.. Thanks for signing up and WELCOME to Predator Masters.. Kerry
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/25/10 12:31 PM

Welcome Joshua!! thumbup It's great to have you here! smile
Ben
Posted by: WSMBUCK

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/25/10 12:58 PM

Welcome to a GREAT group of people .
Posted by: Super White Hunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/25/10 05:18 PM

I am new to not only this site but to any kind of forum, I have only been here a few days and cannot believe how addicting this web site is. I thought I knew way more than I did about predator hunting but after hours of reading on here I have learned a ton! I hope I can contribute and add to the wealth of knowledge that is gathered here.

Thanks

Oak
Posted by: Mac Tire

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/04/10 07:20 PM

Hello Everyone....

I'm 25 years old and have been shooting since i was around 10 ..New to the forum here..I'm from Ireland and looking forward to helping out and, more often i'd say, getting help from all on the site...

Thanks,
Mac
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/04/10 09:19 PM

Welcome aboard Mac!! Wow,Ireland!!
Posted by: carvercalls

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/05/10 08:07 AM

Welcome Mac!! Its good to have ya here thumbup What part of Ireland ya from? Im actually named after a county there thumbup I guess, at least that's what my mom told me LOL.. Kerry
Posted by: Mac Tire

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/06/10 03:24 PM

thanks guys....
carvercalls, im from the other end of the country...If you ever notice that Ireland looks like a 'Teddy Bear', im up at the face, starring over at you guys
Posted by: byegopher

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/06/10 07:45 PM

New here from SE Oregon.
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/06/10 08:30 PM

Welcome byegopher!!
Posted by: carvercalls

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/07/10 10:01 AM

Welcome byegopher, it's good to have ya here..
Posted by: byegopher

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/08/10 02:04 AM

Thanks for the welcome,feels good here already.
Posted by: tcs#1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/17/10 01:02 PM

Just joined up last night
as the name states I like the T/Cs and #1 singleshots

Been around guns and hunting all my 50 years

Custom Loader since 1996 but not so much since last year

Still do it for me and friends

Gotta go for now
I'm supossed to be working here
LOL
Posted by: carvercalls

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/17/10 02:40 PM

Welcome tcs#1

Please make your self at home and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask thumbup Kerry
Posted by: battman1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/11/10 05:16 AM

Hey there.I'm 37 and have been been hunting my whole life.Started out coon hunting with my dad and moved on to deer and turkey.Recently got into duck hunting as well.I also like shooting 3d archery and shooting traditional bp.I've never done any predator hunting but have the itch to give it a try.Still looking for a rifle but I'm confident I'll find one soon.Kind of hard to find one when you only have so much to spend.Ran across this site and it looks like alot of friendly folks and a huge amount of info.
Posted by: Coloradomike

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/26/10 06:12 PM

Ok. My name is Mike Benck. I live in Wheat ridge co. I am happyly divorced. I have two kids That live with there mom. But I get them every weekend. Just got into varmint hunting or should I say I am wanting to.. Have always gone deer and elk hunting. But the season for them is to short.
Posted by: Simon

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/09/10 04:56 PM

HI folks, I'm Simon from Washington State. I mainly hunt with a bow for Turkey and Mule Deer. I recently got into Varmint hunting using a Bow. I'm a Med. Ret. Correctional peace officer, Injured while on Duty. I'm also a Volunteer Hunter's Ed. Assistant. I help teach all aspects of hunting but I specialize in handguns and Archery. I'm looking forward to learning about Varmint Hunting from everyone here. This is my first post, but definitely not the last.
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/09/10 07:11 PM

Wecome Simon!! thumbup Great to have you here!

~Ben
Posted by: WSMBUCK

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/09/10 07:49 PM

Welcome guys you will have a blast here , its a great bunch of guys here thats always willing to help. Have fun
Posted by: roadruner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/17/10 10:30 PM

Hello all. Im Stevie and live in kansas. Very happy to be a part of this forum and i will do my best to help out. Although im short on time right now as me and the wife is looking to relocate. We are unsure where we want to go, but we know its time to move on. If anyone has any info on decent rent prices ( around 3 to 4 hunderd ) and maybe some jobs in that area just let me know. Anywhere in the upper usa is great with us. Anyways i love the looks of this forum and everyone seems great, so thanks again for having me and we'll talk with ya soon..
Posted by: Wildfire

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/28/10 06:42 PM

Hey guys im 18 years old, live in washington state and i live for hunting and shooting. i've been exposed to hunting and fishing my whole life. got my hunting lisence when i was 9, and its been my passion ever since. I hunt just about every species of game, but turkey hunting is my favorite. i get out into the woods hunting/scouting as much as physically possible. Graduated this year from high school with my 2 year college degree as well..next step is off to 4 year university for paramedic school
Posted by: Jayhawker27

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/07/10 12:57 AM

Hi all, pleased to meet you. I'm Scott (Jayhawker27), 58 years old. Retired last October after 40 years of service, 6 with the Army and 34 as a Department of Defense employee. Left the city life behind and moved home to quiet rural Kansas. Do quite a bit of bird hunting, have competed in various shooting disciplines,love to deer hunt.Since I'm here, it goes without saying that I'm into predator hunting, but the days of having to drive 900 miles to get in some decent coyote hunting is over - I can go out and hunt in my backyard if I want.

If it goes "bang" I like to shoot it, but my focus is on long range bolt guns and ARs...with a few handguns thrown in...

Posted by: Yotesalot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/08/10 03:37 PM

Hello all, I managed to find this forum too. I'm Kin to Jayhawker27 I'm Tim.. Predator hunting has consumed most of my thoughts and energy for almost 30 years now. I've seen a lot of changes in the sport. I've started taking my Jack Russel along the last few years.. Now that's a gas! I still have a lot to learn..


I'm pleased to meet all of you!
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/08/10 05:43 PM

Welcome y'all!
Posted by: Daniel77

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/13/10 11:15 AM

Hello ya'll,

My name is Daniel and I'm a huntaholic. Lurked here for a bit, getting a fix while I'm too busy to hunt/shoot. I pretty well hunt anything I can, every chance I get. I own and operate a Lawn & Landscaping company, and break horses on the side. I've been married for nearly 6 yrs to a redhead, so it seems a LOT longer, and we have a 4 year old son, who is my near constant companion. He and I also go camping quite a bit, and on horseback camping trips occasionally. He's a trooper.

Most of my varmint hunting is coyotes and hogs, with the occasional other than thrown in. Some don't consider hogs varmints, but those folks just don't have enough hogs in their area yet. They are very destructive, but a lot of fun to hunt, and darn good meat (I'm not gonna eat a coyote). These days, we live in South Central Louisiana, and I have to travel a bit to hunt just about anything, but that's life.
Posted by: mtcurman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/13/10 12:09 PM

Welcome aboard Daniel!! thumbup Great to have ya here!

Ben
Posted by: Logan Lamothe

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/26/10 02:46 PM

Hello,

My name is Logan I am from Big River, Saskatchewan(north west Sask). I grew up on a farm and was never that serious about varmint hunting but I am starting to look at getting a good electronic call and thining out the hordes of yotes and wolves around here.
Posted by: Saylor

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/20/10 05:40 AM

My real name is Darin Saylor. Grew up in southwest Missouri, about an hour east of Springfield. My grandparents had a 300-400 acre farm and raised beef cattle. I grew up there hunting deer, turkey, and fishing on the Gasconade River. That is where I first started coyote hunting too. Still live in the Ozarks, just in another small town 30-some miles east of there. I am 43 years old, married 18 years, with 2 children, ages 4,7. Started a new career a few years back. I am a Physical Therapist Assistant doing home health. Did warehouse work before that, but had hurt my back numerous times and the wife finally convinced me to finish school. Try to hunt and fish when I can and now both my kiddos love to fish and be outdoors, so try to share with them.
Posted by: Call-and-Kill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/08/10 02:32 AM

Saw that this thread hasnt gotten any attention in a couple weeks so ill play. Im Cole Smith. Just turned 23 in August. Born in Texas, lived in Louisiana until I was 6 and then moved up to Montana. My family moved to Choteau, MT to raise their kids. As far as im concerned, they couldnt have chosen a better place. I love it up here. I like visiting family down south but have no intentions of moving back down there. My passions are predator calling, deer and elk hunting, gopher shooting, mudding, spending quality time with my 16 month old yellow lab, Jaeger, shooting any type of firearms, and anything else outdoors. I have the best girlfriend anyone could ask for. Her name is Dusti and we have been together for almost 2 years. She didnt grow up in a hunting home but wanted to try it. Needless to say, she killed her first deer/buck ever last year snd she is hooked for life! Im a 5th year senior at the University of Montana majoring in Communicative Sciences & Disorders (speech therapy). I want to work with little kids someday. Im a bolt action rifle guy but also own a couple lever actions. I have 3 younger siblings. My youngest brother is a coyote huntin fool when I can get back home to take him out. He actually shot the first coyote I ever called in out from under me! Just a broke country college kid tryin to make it in a tree huggin hippie town!
Posted by: BigSexy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/03/10 10:19 PM

Howdy Folks, Coleman here. I reside just south of Albuquerque, NM, and I have been hunting all my life. I have just recently started this hobby, and I am enjoying it. I am a NEWBY, so if anyone wants to take me hunting....I would buy lunch.
Posted by: SGT Kuhl, USAR

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/06/10 11:51 AM

Hey guys... I'm Chris. I live in SE Wisconsin. I've been hunting since I was 12, but this will be my first year coyote hunting. I'm pretty excited about it.

I'm a sergeant in the Army Reserve, an auto parts technitian, and I'm in school full time for criminal justice, so a pretty big work load for me. I'm just trying to make time to kill me some yotes. Between CWD, the department of natural resources literally giving unlimited tags to kill doe, and a spike in the predator population, deer have been scarse. I'm tired of praying to see ONE every year, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone by coyote hunting, and letting the deer repopulate my area.
Posted by: country boy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/06/10 12:27 PM

Hey, born and raised outside dallas. Been hunting as long as i can remember. Now i have two boys trying to instill the same stuff in them as my father did with me. Second year of yote hunting, called 1 in but have not closed the deal YET.
Posted by: muddydog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/23/10 06:18 PM

Hey, born and live in West Central Texas. Love to hunt everything. Been predator calling for about 35 years and really enjoy running coon hounds.
Posted by: WSMBUCK

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/23/10 06:30 PM

Glad to have you Muddy
Posted by: Mike909

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/27/10 05:40 PM

New guy here from Dallas. My family wasn't into hunting, but my co-worker has gotten me interested so I'm trying to learn as much as I can. Thanks.
Posted by: Brandon Sneed

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/15/10 10:49 AM

Been a member for a year now, very little activity due to school, work... unemployed in January and still having a hard time finding a job... I'm a degreed accountant, but have no experience in a firm (corporate acct background). Love predator hunting, and varmints (coons mostly).

Live in a rural community about 20 miles from Lubbock, and enjoy it greatly. Have several friends on the board, and now partnered up with one of the sponsors. Really enjoy the board and look forward to learning more and contributing to this great group of "brothers and sisters" in arms!! Thank you.
Posted by: orion94us

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/21/10 11:07 AM

My name is Chris Russell. 37 year old Army Vet(currently still serving). Outside of the military and Family, chasing predators is my all time obsession. I spend as much time in the hills and woods as humanly possible. I extend my seasons year round by shooting prairie dogs through the summer and types a large and small game hunting through the appropriate seasons. I am looking to forward to sharing what I have learned as well as learning from all of you.
Posted by: Tim7581

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/22/10 09:04 PM

My name is Tim Hickey, I live in Indiana. I live and breath hunting with dogs. I used to run blue ticks for years. When my last two hounds died I hung it up for a while, only to get into the terrier game. I hunt Jagd Terriers, and spend as much time in the woods as I can with my little hunting partner Kaleb.

I have been in the construction field most of my life, (which has went to he11). Trying for the police department, (fingers crossed). Glad to be a member of this great forum.

Tim
Posted by: bhurlebaus

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/28/10 02:28 PM

My name is Brad and I'm addicted to hunting. Now that I got that off my chest. I live in WI about a hour north of Milwaukee. I mainly hunt birds but have decided what better then calling a different species in when every thing else is closed. I have ran in to plenty of coyotes while dog training so I have some good spots to try just need to get out there and do it. It looks like you have a good forum with a lot of good info here and I'm sure I will be able to learn a thing or two.
Posted by: dnr1128

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/29/10 11:54 AM

My name is David, I live in south Mississippi. I've never predator hunted before, but I'm getting into it. Right now the only rifles I have are my 30-30 and a .22wmr. Here to learn and meet other guys who like the rush of hunting the four-legged hunters.
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/29/10 04:13 PM

Its good to have you fellows around here! Take a look around and don't hesitate to ask questions, that's what were here for...
Posted by: hsracer201

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/29/10 06:01 PM

My name is Stu... and I'm an addict. I'm addicted to the outdoors. I've hunted since I could walk and fished since I could cast. I'm not fantastic at either one, but I hold my own. I have a flexable job so I hunt, fish or ride just about every day after work and that's no joke. I'm new to this predator hunting business, but I'm learning a ton just by reading. I have an E-caller and a Kill Light on the way so I should be calling by this weekend.

I'm also into street bikes, trucks, AR's and beginning to dabble in long distance shooting and reloading.

Great forum ya got here!
Posted by: ohbob

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/30/10 07:15 PM

Hey guys, my name is Bobby. New to predator hunting but have hunted deer and small game. Will probably ask some dumb questions but am here to learn all I can.
Posted by: KSV

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/01/10 03:54 AM

Hi I'm Hein from South Africa. Been hunting from the age 10. Started out with my Grandfather with 222 Rem Sako and later with 270 Win Musgrave.

In 1999 I started predator hunting. Man whe were stupid at this, but luckily we met up with a few big names in predator hunting in SA and they tought us a lot. One of them started a forum for predator hunting in South Africa.

Mainly we hunt Jackal and Lynx by using Foxpro's and a few of us are using calls. Its mainly done at night from trucks fitted with shooting chairs. Last year I started to hunt in the day as well and had a few successes.

From wat I red here its the same tactics and equipment you guys are using. We even use some of the sounds on the Foxpro's. "Javelina, Woodpecker"

Cheers
Hein
Posted by: WSMBUCK

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/01/10 04:16 AM

Welcome guys
Posted by: jjr0419

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/02/10 01:17 PM

Jonathan here from South Louisiana. I killed a coyote a few weeks ago while squirrel hunting and it was very exciting waiting for it to get close enough for a shot. Now I want to make a dedicated coyote hunt and call one in. I'm sure I'll learn alot from the hunters here.
Posted by: 2400

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/02/11 11:23 PM

Hi guys, FNG checking in. I've been varmint hunting and handloading since the 60's and still have a bunch to learn. Maybe I can even pass along some stuff I've learned.
Posted by: montana pale

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/03/11 07:49 PM

Matt napton here iam from baker montana. I am 28 years old and love to call coyotes and just started to make my own calls.Love to be here. Well i hope to learn from all you folks thanks allready.
Posted by: 2400

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/09/11 09:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Anonymous

I am ranch raised ,except for the last 3 years have lived and worked on our families three ranches here in North West AZ.

I have been involved with horses and rodeo all of my life, didn't have much choice really, my father was the 1964 worlds champion team roper. Sometimes I wish he would have stuck a golf club in my hand instead of a rope though.

I have been a hunter since I can remember, with almost 300,000 acres to roam as a kid I created no small amount of havoc.

Take care everyone and I hope to get to know you all much better in the near future.
Thanks for yer time, William Craig Hamilton.


Are you from over by Joe City? Is/was your Dad Bill or Billy?
Posted by: jetman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/10/11 02:32 PM

tired
OK. I'm and old frat from Montana that still lives in Montana. My Boy ( 36) and I Hunt 24/7/365 only broken up by fishing and jet boat running, And once and a while work.We have gotten in to Predator hunting a lot as of late. We have a Fox,pro 5 that we love and shoot just about any fire Arm there is, not really but a bunch of them. We reload, the boy does all the rifle and pistole and I do all the shotgun. Were very serious hunters and out doorsman.My wife will fish and go on some of the boat outings but my daughter-in-law is right in there with us every step of the way. I have a daughter that hunts once and a while with us but prefers the fishing end. I have a 12 year old Granddaughter that is turning in to a shooting expert and fisherman extraordinar. Her new sister ,2 years old ,looks to fallow her too...Any way thats me in a quick nutshell.Ps you will see I don't type or spell well. Love to fish Live to hunt blushing
Posted by: finstr

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/26/11 03:29 PM

44yrs old,been hunting my whole life. w00t
Love predator hunting but not very successful at it as I only took that up a few yrs ago to fill in the void between other game seasons. So I'm here looking for tips and tactics.... wink
Posted by: minnesotascott

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/28/11 09:30 PM

Well a few might know me from other forums I am a memeber of. As my neae state I am Scott and from Minnesota. I am not a predator hunter, but I do trap and love it. I am 42 and right now a married bachlor.
Posted by: cased

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/19/11 10:57 AM

Very new member. 64 yrs. old and retired train mechanic from Braintree mass.. I live 12 miles south of Boston and have hunted all my adult life. Married with 2 sons,one who is in China on business and the other a sales manager for a major beer dist.. He also travels with the Pats. Don't hunt Mass. much but have hunted N.Y. the last 14 yrs. Just borrowed and then bought a trail cam in the last two weeks and we captured deer, fox, coon, and coyote in our yard. Great pictures as well as fun. Last week we had over 20 deer in our yard. Again 12 miles south of Boston. Have shot predators in the past but not hunted them exclusively that often. But now I will start. Regards Jim D... And no, hunting is not allowed in our town. The reason why we have so much deer and Lyme Disease.
Posted by: newmexkid

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/11 02:38 PM

Well, looks I found this site pretty late. I'm in my middle 60's but still can keep up...When it comes too hunting. Retired U.S.P.S. Postmaster from Wyoming now living in New Mexico. Been married 43 years to the same gal, she's a cutie. Served Uncle Sam '66-'68. Have some problems with Agent Orange but, who cares I'm alive. Like all types of hunting, fishing and metal detecting. I have been reloading and shooting varmints since 1970. Coming to my area?? contact me see if I can set up a hunt for us. I have exclusive coyote hunting rights on a 20,000 acre ranch.

I won't tell you what my wife calls me...But other people call me John Parra.
Posted by: NM Leon

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/11 02:40 PM

Welcome to Predator Masters John!! thumbup
Posted by: AZDesertAddict

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/06/11 12:24 PM

No problem, I just found this site and its nice to see others with an addiction that runs as deep as mine. My name is kyle and I am from Az. I am currently a student at ASU getting my degree in Applied Biology Science in Wildlife and Ecology Restoration. I want to end up doing something with game and fish or the forest service. I love outdoors and guns and am in the desert any chance I get. I have been hunting predators for about 2 years and just got my first kill last week, a coyote. So I'm feeling pretty good right now. I don't know anyone that hunts too much so I spend a lot of time on forums reading and learning and then trial and error experience. Hope to learn a lot from all you experienced ones on here.
Posted by: EO caller

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/11 01:14 AM

I'm a coyote and bobcat trapper born and bred in a small town in North Central Oregon. I spent one year filming a coyote calling video and am still trying to get going on getting it marketed somehow. At the moment trapping is my passion but anything predator hunting is what I want to be doing at all times. But 34 years old with a great wife and two little girls 1 year old and a 2 year old plus a feed store business and working for my dad on our ranch keeps me from doing it full time. You can check out some of my videos on You Tube. Here is the link.
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Posted by: NoShot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/14/11 07:01 PM

A 40year old, divorced twice married 3 times father of three checking in from Utah.

Been reading here since November, and actually signed up to just buy from Grease and Guns last week. A lot of good info here fellas!

I am a bowhunter 95% of the time, but do enjoy shooting my rifles. although never "hunted" predators, i have been fortunate to kill a few when the opportunity(right place right time) came along. After reading about and feeling the passion you guys have for it, I need to try it!

Thanks for having me!
Jeremy.
Posted by: jkawalsh

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/13/11 12:31 PM

Hi all. New member here! 28 and married 10 years to a great guy. He has hunted his whole life while I am pretty unlearned. Working on fixing that though. We have 2 daughters. A 2-yr-old and a 9-yr-old. Hubby does big construction so we move with the tunnels and are in nevada for now. I write romance, design websites, graphic design, and mostly raise our girls! Life is pretty good. My best friend is a member and said I would love it so here I am.
Posted by: OldTurtle

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/13/11 01:58 PM

JKWalsh,,,You just need to start getting out with your husband and learning some of the ropes/skills....It's surprising, but sometimes the wives can outhunt their husbands...And, it's never too early for the kids to learn as well...Welcome..
Posted by: jkawalsh

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/21/11 06:16 PM

Thanks!! I am already a pretty decent shot with my 9mm and our .22 rifle. Looking forward to using it to hunt. Hubby leaves for his bear hunt soon and I have to admit to a little jealousy though I doubt I could do it with a bow like he is lol.
Posted by: Outlaw87

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 05/30/11 12:37 AM

Hello all been here a few years under 2 different names. But I am 23 live in Bagdad Az and work in the copper mine here as an equipment operator. Been married for 2 years to a great chick we have 2 boys together. Her and they boys do not hunt but as soon as boys are old/mature enough to do so they will defintally be going. Love the site and have learned so much from you.
Thanks
Posted by: abolter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/12/11 03:49 PM

Hello to all

I am from the north of England, United kingdom. I am a passionate fox shooter (our only real predator over here)and we do a lot of lamping (shooting at night) and calling to get the foxes. I also shoot deer and have had 39 so far this year.

My real passion is the fox though. I visit the US on business, mainly in the Chicago area.

I have an ambition to shoot a coyote, summer or winter and I will get to it sometime I hope. In the meantime I am going to see what I can learn and enjoy reading you guys posts etc

Roy
Posted by: Eric2381

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/16/11 12:58 PM

Hello,

My name is Eric Dyck.

I grew up in central Alberta, and I've been living in the south east corner of Alberta, Canada for the last 8 years.

I've hunted and been fascinated with rifles my whole life.

I have a great wife and two young daughters. Life is good!

I'm a pressure welder and tour around the country doing oilfield construction. Pipelines and plantsites.
Posted by: BEARINATOR

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/17/11 04:24 AM

Hello

My name is Darren Heslop and I live in northumberland, england, uk.
I hunt with sight hounds and terriers, go shooting, fly birds of prey and go freshwater fishing (trout and salmon mainly). I'm on a few other forums with the same username
Posted by: cwa1104sab

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/24/11 08:41 PM

Hey all, obviously I'm new to the board... Name's Sab. Im a 49 year old married father of 3 who loves my family and hunting-and not always in that order...lol I've been thinking about getting into predator hunting and figured this would be a good place to learn and maybe even find a good guide or 2 to teach me the ropes. Ive been hunting for over 30 years mostly deer and ducks, I carve my own decoys, but Ive beengator hunting and bear huting and antelope hunting as well. O welcome all comments and hope to contribute here as well
Posted by: backwoodsj

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/11/11 07:55 PM

Hello, I am a proud father of 3, Razorback fan to the bone..I grew up in a town of less than 200 but have been well traveled..I have always found a inner peace in nature, been Hunting and fishing longer than I can remember, always looking to learn something,and meet good people, If you ask I'm gonna tell ya
Posted by: DustyC

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/16/11 08:30 AM

I'm new to predatormasters.com and thought this was the best thread to say hello. I live in central Wy. I fur trap and call in the winter and do private control work in the summer. I get the oppurtunity to call year 'round. Thought I'ld stop in and learn all I can from everyone I can! I look forward to the info I can learn.
Posted by: JDF_GSP

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/26/11 10:20 PM

Another New Guy!
I've been lurking for quite a while and finally joined yesterday. Been calling predators for about 6 years now and it has become my passion. A close second is bird hunting with my 2 German Shorthaired Pointers. I look forward to learning from the posts and hope i can contribute a bit myself.
Posted by: valleyboywales

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/31/11 10:02 AM

Hi everyone. My name is Steve. I live is South Wales, United Kingdom. I am 54 years old, and have been shooting since the age of 11. I started off, like most kids, with an air pistol, then air rifle. At the age of 15,I progressed to 12 gauge shotguns. From then, until now, I have owned and used many different types of firearms. When it was legal, I used to own many handguns, inc, 357 magnum, 44 magnum and smaller calibers. I now own quite a few rifles/shotguns. My favourites are my Sako 75 (22-250)Tikka T3 Lite (.243) Parker Hale (.308) Ruger 10/22 and CZ452 (17 HMR)My shotguns, are, Escort magnum 12 gauge, Lanber O/U 12 gauge,Greener GP 12 gauge and a few .410's. I usually hunt vermin, which, in Wales consists of, Fox, Rabbit,Crow,Rook, Jackdaw,Magpie and Wood Pigeon. I also go after rats,mice, moles and voles. My other shooting interest is deer stalking. I stalk Roe, Fallow and muntjac.
I am an avid collector of hunting/shooting dvd's,and have 260 to date. I'm always on the lookout for more, especially from the USA. I look forward to viewing this site, whenever I get the chance. If anyone would like to ask me a question, then please feel free to do so.
Regards
Steve.
Posted by: byclark

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/07/11 12:28 AM

New guy checking in here - and I already have a rant..


I've been lurking on this site for a few months now and thanks to everyone here, I have purchased: a DPMS LR243-L, Foxpro Spitfire, Ultrafire G4 flashlight + accessories, and an Outlaw Sling. This place is bad for my wallet!!

Oh and I'm also in the process of building a reloading bench so I can work up some loads for various rifles - the aforementioned .243, a pre-64 M70 in .222 Rem, a Savage .22-250, and a .270 wsm. So there goes some more money down the drain!

/rant

That being said - I'm 24, graduated from Texas A&M last year and am now trying to get my foot in the door for flying with the Air National Guard. I currently live in north Houston so anyone near here who would like to show me some hunting spots feel free!
Posted by: ritepath

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/19/11 09:47 PM

New here from Southwest Virginia (not West Virginia...anymore)

I've been hunting since 77 or so. I moved to Virginia 5 years ago and have decided to take up some new critter hunting. We have wild hogs and more than enough coyotes to keep a person busy. I've been looking for an actual use for my AR's for a few years now and I think I have a reason for them. I'm looking to get a 6.8 or something upper to have a little more ummmpth and something in the AR platform that's legal to deer hunt with.
Posted by: Lyons001

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/06/11 07:16 PM

Another new guy here from Western Arizona. Going to be getting into Coyote hunting this winter here.

I'm 29 with a wife and 2 kids (both boys, 6 & 4). Work for myself and enjoy shooting and fishing along with off-roading and computers. Great combination of hobbies huh???

This site has a TON of information in it and I intend to investigate every square inch of it!!!
Posted by: rusty_shack11

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/09/11 12:05 AM

I'm 23, just got into hunting about 3 years ago. Never had the chance before that.
Just got out of the army earlier this year after 4 years and am going to school, working, and thinking of setting up my own little business.

I've already learned a lot the little time I've been here.
Posted by: leedawson79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/20/11 03:39 PM

I'm 32 and have been actively hunting coyotes for the last year. I have always had a dream of calling them in since I was young. This year I have shot 16. This morning I had the kids with me -Twins 8yo. We made the rounds "scouting" and asking for permission to hunt on several large farms. I will hit the new places up next weekend when the kids have a sitter.

I hunt with lots of different rifles. And have had success with all of them.

savage 17 hmr
savage bolt .223
s&w m&p15t .223
700 6mm rem
700 270 win
springfied 1903 sporterized 300 win-mag
700 300 rum

This year I have also filled my Buck tag and my first Bull elk tag. Even with that big game action I cannot get the predator hunting out of my head.
Posted by: WIted

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/13/11 11:52 PM

Hi everyone,
I've been lurking here for over a month thought I'd finally join. I am in central wisconsin and have become addicted to yote hunting, even after going out only once (and not getting any to come in). I got interested as a sport to fill the long winter after deer rifle season. I look forward to learning from you all!!
Posted by: Robert Smith

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/18/11 09:35 AM

Hi,21 years Air Force and counting in North West Louisiana. I have been a trapper for 4 years now and am interested in Predator hunting. I can catch bobcats, fox and yotes but want to call some in also.
Posted by: ArizonaBushman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/24/11 12:17 AM

Hello,

I was just looking around the web and I found this forum. My name is John "Arizona Bushman" Campbell. I am a desert survival and primitive technology instructor in Arizona. I am also a survival consultant/knife designer. I have been featured in Tactical Knives Magazine and have even done some work with GRB entertainment for the History channel. I am currently working on a project to be released soon from ProTool Industries. Hoping to contribute as much as I can when I am able to. I get a little busy at times. I have read some posts and found them very interesting and helpful. Thanks for having me here.
Posted by: yoteduster

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/26/11 12:50 AM

im 20 yrs old , i lke to ,Hunt any animal or critter ,fulltime Animal Damage Control agent. Welder by trade. New to Predator calling bt got the basics. i run fox dogs an deer .
Posted by: Papa Bear

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/30/11 03:34 PM

Let's see.....I'm 50 years old. Spent 13 years (active duty) in the US Air Force, currently working for the Army (Corps of Engineers). Raised in Michigan....spent most of my adult life working and living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but now working in Minnesota. Wife and I will celebrate 30 years of marriage in July. We have 3 grown daughters.....three grand kids...and one daughter who will soon (I think) be engaged to a soldier at Fort Bragg North Carolina. I am just getting into predator hunting...been out once so far. (Can you say NOOB!!)

Looks like a good site.....I've alreay learned a few things by looking and reading.

Just ordered a new rifle (today). Went for the Savage 11FCNS with the accustock and accutrigger. (.223)

Whew.....how that?

Oh...and I'm not addicted to hunting.....I can quit anytime I want. I just don't want to!
Posted by: Aryan

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/05/12 12:03 AM

Hi,

my name is Aryan from Ottawa.I joined this forum few days ago.I'm 25 years old.I love hunting.One of my friend tell me about this site.
I would be happy after entering this wonderful forum which might be nice and interesting ideas from lovely people here .
Posted by: willy1947

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/06/12 11:59 AM

I a gun nut 64 years young and new to the forum. I am married with one son and two grandsons. Worked in the tool and die field most of my life. My first love is deer hunting. I will be hunting tomorrow here in Ohio. We are having a four day muzzleloader hunt. Tomorrow, I will be shooting a Savage 10 muzzleloader 42gr 5744 behind 250gr flex-tip. Real whitetail killer. I have been seeing a few yotes from time to time. So, I joined the forum to learn. I started at 14 with a jap 7.7 and a hand full of old shells shooting ground hogs. Worked all summer when I was 16 and bought a Winchester 220 swift. Got a Weaver K10 for Christmass. There wasn't a hog safe the next year. Started reloading at 17 with my Dads help. Shot indoor smallbore for a few years. Joined the Navy after school at Ohio U. Learned to shoot M14's and CAR15's. Hated those CAR15's. It took me 40 years before I bought a AR15. They have changed or I have. I have retired my old Winchester. Bought a Ruger 77 mark II in SS That dull gray. I shoots okay, once I broke it in and wind dies down. Well, good hunt to all. I need to put my gear in my truck for tomorrow hunt. Good hunting to all.
Posted by: Morestag

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/15/12 07:57 AM

Hey guys-
Found this forum while searching for a new rifle and planning a trip out west for later in the year. I see a few members here are also members of other forums where I am active. I am a collector of way too many things; guns, knives, watches, flashlights and way too many other toys. I like the topics around here and have already found some valuable info go my upcoming coyote hunt. Oh, by the way, my name is Jon an I am an extremely low level government worker in northern Virginia. Pleased to meet y'all!
Posted by: kernel gadaffi

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/01/12 06:52 PM

Hi all, KG here, got the nickname from a friend of my brothers when I was 17 and it stuck, real name is Alan, just turned 51 and live with with my partner Kim and our kids Matthew and Katie, got into shooting after my neighbour was trying to shoot a bird from his TV ariel, reluctantly they gave me a shot, knowing full well that I'd miss, but didn't, I was 7 years old at the time and have hardly stopped firing a gun since. Did a lot of fishing, cycling, walking, cooking and just being outdoors, never seemed to have a minute spare, always busy until........
.....I had a hiccup in 1986 when I lost the lower half of my right leg due to a motor cycle accident, that put me out of action and slowed me up for a while, but I got back at it and carried on where I left off. Had another accident at work on 29/2/2008, (almost 4 years ago) when I fell at work and irreprably damaged my spine, hip and arm, shooting has had to go on the back burner while I recovered, (not that I will ever be 100% again, more like 40%), but I'm getting back to it slowly. I'm lucky that most of the land I shoot is local (within 10 miles of my home) and a shooting buddy in Scotland has over 300,000 acres of land at his disposal as well as a quad bike and a argocat, or I'd get nowhere, its got a good head of Sika, Red and Roe in there that we have to control and get to keep the meat.
Posted by: motorcop1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/19/12 05:26 PM

Hey, John here. Have been just a reader for the last couple of years until I attempted to post something in the classifieds. I was told that I needed to be more involved...to the tune of 40 posts. I see the method so I'll try and post a little more.

I live in West Michigan, married for 23 years to a wife that comes from roughneck lineage so hunting and fishing passes have come pretty easy over the years...and I do appreciate it! Have 2 great kids that hunt and fish(good upbringing) and 2 ok dogs too.

I look forward to talking with some of the Michigan guys because were kind of making the move over from Trapping.
Posted by: Autumn

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/04/12 08:09 PM

My name is Jacob and I live in the Pacific Northwest, I am Married with one child who I am anxiously awaiting to introduce to the hunting sports. We go on hikes together now to get use to being in the woods. I grew up here in Oregon primarily hunting Deer and Elk with some upland birds thrown in here and there. I have over the years dabbled in predator/varmint hunting but never got into it with any sort of a passion. I recently purchased an Remington R-15 predator rifle and topped it with a Vortex Diamondback 4x12 to use primarily for predator hunting. I do not get to eastern oregon very much where the majority of hunters go to chase coyotes, so I am going to try and hunt them here in the willamette valley by asking permission from local farmers/ranchers. I look forward to sharing my stories with the folks on this site and trying to learn from everyone and hopfully sharing some knowledge of my own.
Posted by: Rusty Crawford

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/06/12 09:04 PM

50 yo single male. I've lived in Arkansas all my life, I live on a 1500 acre dairy farm with coyotes everywhere.
I've herd people talking about this site so I thought I would give it a try.
Posted by: gillnet

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/17/12 11:36 PM

New to this site. 62 yrs old. Been hunting, trapping and fishing for 52 years. Sometimes, parttime, even made a $1 at it. Retired now, so just gettin paid to have fun and drink beer. I think I'll enjoy the forums. Well, gotta go set... gillnet
Posted by: weever82

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/06/12 07:11 PM

Howdy,

I am 30yrs old and live in Gilbert, AZ with my wife and have one daughter. I have been shooting and hunting since I was about 8yrs old and still love it today. Got real into predator hunting a few years back and always striving to do better. Didn't get out as much as I would have liked to this year but still pulled out 10+ greys and I think 5-6 yotes. Hope to keep learning and go hunting with a few of you.

Weev-
Posted by: bobcat465

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/18/12 01:25 AM

48 yr old single man, lived on a farm most of my life. Enjoy hunting and shooting sports of just about any type. Reload most ammo for my shotguns and rifles. Mainly obsessed with hunting bobcats, then wild boar and alligators. Newest edition is a RRA A4 5.56 varmint 18" upper on a Stag arms lower receiver. Great forum!!! Randy Z.
Posted by: Ledgewoodhunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/28/12 02:33 PM

Hello all,
I'm new to the site. First post here. I'm 41 years old, I hunt coyotes in CT,RI,and coyote/bobcat in ME. I deer hunt, turkey hunt, and I also run beagles for cottontails and snowshoe hare. I love to shoot rifles, I'm always lookin for something new to play with. I hunt coyotes with .223,.308,.30-06,7mmwsm,300wsm,.338 Federal, and the 12 GA. Taken a couple with the muzzleloader too. I shoot skeet in the summer to get me through till fall. I'm dying to head out west to call some dogs. I mostly call coyotes on farms here in CT.
They are the only properties that have wide open spaces that you can hunt with the rifle and really reach out, unless your on some power lines. In the woods its usually 100yds and under. I've shot some nice sized dogs here though.
Posted by: Chick

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/04/12 01:16 AM

I'm 55 years old. Live and hunt in East Texas. Do a lot of hunting, shooting (no longer competitively and reloading. I do most of my hunting on a 6027 acre hunting club in Sabine County, and some of the surrounding National Forrest. I especially do a lot of hog hunting. Have been calling in coyotes for about a year. Would like to converse with people in the Sabine County area.
Posted by: SgtMrJohn

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/04/12 07:19 PM

I've been around for quite some time as you can see by my registration date. I refrain from posting much as I actually own one of the other Varmint Hunting sites and would not want to give the impression that I'm poaching or something. All that said, I don't own or sell any sort of product. I do "thin the herd" a bit as far as guns or gear goes but then usually just to get something I think I want even more.

I live in the Dallas, Texas area and have been Varmint Hunting for quite a few years. Those that know me from the "other site" can tell you more about me.

Oh, married and retired from the US Air Force in 2000.

Favorite calibers are 17 Remington and, of course, .223. I've played around with many of the others such as 22-250, 243, 308, 22 BR, but have always been more interested in the smaller calibers.

Best regards
Posted by: RobScotland

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/12/12 01:33 PM

Hi guys,

Im Rob, 47 from Scotland. Been shooting since i was a teenager. Also a keen falconer and taxidermist. I shoot mainly Roe Deer with my .243 and foxes at night with my xbolt 22-250. Looking forward to reading some good stuff on here.

Cheers
Rob

If any of you guys are visiting Scotland, look me up and maybe we can have a go at a fox or deer.
Posted by: stretch204

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/16/12 08:40 PM

40 years old have a awesome wife no kids unless i can call three labs and twenty chickens my kids .Sometimes it just doesnt work out...My luck. Been messing with predators for 22 years and still theve got me confused or maybee i confuse my self who knows. Been in hardware buisness for a long time even had my own contracting co. failed cause of economy. WELL YOULL GET THAT.Glad im on this forum great info from around the states.I beleave in god good freinds and the great outdoors!
Posted by: tennecedar

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/02/12 02:51 PM

36 years old. Married father of 2 boys. Hunting my whole life and still learning everytime I go out. Fairly new to predator hunting. Looking for guidance by those more experienced. I'll mostly read and look at all the wonderful pics you've shared. Wanted my first post to be an intro.
Posted by: 2muchgun

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/02/12 02:58 PM

I'm single, 5'8", 125 lbs, long blonde hair, blue eyes, and have really nice guns.......
Posted by: RR1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/27/12 12:11 AM

Hello all my name is Richard,I'm 46 I reside in Downey California, I am an avid reloader and I have been shooting for about 28 yrs now, I work as a ocean export coordinator in the city of Torrance, I try to introduce everyone I meet in the gun world to reloading, even though it's become a costly venture, I like to share reloading recipes and such with whomever might be in need. I look forward to the new threads I will encounter here.

Rich
Posted by: frozenbutt

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/27/12 01:33 AM

Hi I'm frozenbutt and I like to kill things.
Posted by: doggin coyotes

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/27/12 10:10 AM

Originally Posted By: RR1
I work as a ocean export coordinator
Rich


Hi Rich.

Curious, what is an ocean export coordinator?
Posted by: Call-and-Kill

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/01/12 05:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Call-and-Kill
Saw that this thread hasnt gotten any attention in a couple weeks so ill play. Im Cole Smith. Just turned 23 in August. Born in Texas, lived in Louisiana until I was 6 and then moved up to Montana. My family moved to Choteau, MT to raise their kids. As far as im concerned, they couldnt have chosen a better place. I love it up here. I like visiting family down south but have no intentions of moving back down there. My passions are predator calling, deer and elk hunting, gopher shooting, mudding, spending quality time with my 16 month old yellow lab, Jaeger, shooting any type of firearms, and anything else outdoors. I have the best girlfriend anyone could ask for. Her name is Dusti and we have been together for almost 2 years. She didnt grow up in a hunting home but wanted to try it. Needless to say, she killed her first deer/buck ever last year snd she is hooked for life! Im a 5th year senior at the University of Montana majoring in Communicative Sciences & Disorders (speech therapy). I want to work with little kids someday. Im a bolt action rifle guy but also own a couple lever actions. I have 3 younger siblings. My youngest brother is a coyote huntin fool when I can get back home to take him out. He actually shot the first coyote I ever called in out from under me! Just a broke country college kid tryin to make it in a tree huggin hippie town!



Well I've got some updating to do. First of all, I just turned 25. The girlfriend I was talking about in my last post, is now my wife. I asked her to marry me a couple days before Christmas. Here is how I asked her..


The wind was blowing 50-60mph sustained and gusting even more. I told her that I wanted to go sight in my coyote rifle real quick so I could do some coyote hunting the next morning. Well I had written on the target already and took it down to the 100 yard backstop. She couldnt see the writing without a spotting scope so I stapled it up, went back, shot a couple times, and asked her to get the spotting scope and tell me where I hit. When she looked at the target, she started bawling and eventually said Yes!

Fast forward to July 7th.



So thats how my last 8 months have been! Now Im chompin at the bit to go shoot some coyotes, deer, and elk.
Posted by: Tbone-AZ

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/13/12 10:06 PM

I am a Phoenix resident that is married and in my late 30's.. I have two young girls that are in K, 1st grade.
Before this I was in the Marines for 10 years and loved it. I started hunting because my Grandfather told me once that you never want to be in a situation where you were dependent on someone. So i have tried to learn everything I could to be self sufficient. Hunting is just one of those things. I figure the US Gov. spent millions training me, I should use it. I got an elk tag and went out and filled it.. I was disappointed that it was over, and i started bird hunting and then saw a coyote and checked on hunting them,.. Been an addiction ever since. Now I am trying to get better and better, and learn how to skin and tan. It's a long path, and I figure talking to fellow hunters will make it fun along the way and learn a tip or two from everyone here.
Posted by: tomuchtohandle

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/10/12 02:05 AM

New guy 35 years old from Northern,New York. I haven't hunted since I was 20. I was a party teenager and rolled with that attitude til my mid twenties. I missed it terribly so I figured I would start out again. I tried coyote when I was younger with a .22 mag and never got anything. Now T'm back to make up for some lost time. Just picked up a new .223 and .22-250 and looks like might be starting out on my own with it. My friends don't hunt anymore or are to busy with married life,kids,work etc. Anyone from the north up here and hunts please give me a inbox message! Love meeting new people!!
Posted by: Harley D

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/25/12 03:04 AM

Well not exactly new here but finally back again with a new name. Formally meguide has changed to Harley D. Been a while since I have been here but really looking forward to catching up.
Posted by: Jake L

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/04/12 07:53 PM

Just joined the forum. I'm new to predator calling, but not hunting. I'm living in Gilbert, AZ and finishing up undergrad at ASU. I look forward to contributing what I can to this awesome forum. For now I'll mostly be asking questions.
Posted by: Hooked

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/04/12 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Call-and-Kill
Originally Posted By: Call-and-Kill
Saw that this thread hasnt gotten any attention in a couple weeks so ill play. Im Cole Smith. Just turned 23 in August. Born in Texas, lived in Louisiana until I was 6 and then moved up to Montana. My family moved to Choteau, MT to raise their kids. As far as im concerned, they couldnt have chosen a better place. I love it up here. I like visiting family down south but have no intentions of moving back down there. My passions are predator calling, deer and elk hunting, gopher shooting, mudding, spending quality time with my 16 month old yellow lab, Jaeger, shooting any type of firearms, and anything else outdoors. I have the best girlfriend anyone could ask for. Her name is Dusti and we have been together for almost 2 years. She didnt grow up in a hunting home but wanted to try it. Needless to say, she killed her first deer/buck ever last year snd she is hooked for life! Im a 5th year senior at the University of Montana majoring in Communicative Sciences & Disorders (speech therapy). I want to work with little kids someday. Im a bolt action rifle guy but also own a couple lever actions. I have 3 younger siblings. My youngest brother is a coyote huntin fool when I can get back home to take him out. He actually shot the first coyote I ever called in out from under me! Just a broke country college kid tryin to make it in a tree huggin hippie town!



Well I've got some updating to do. First of all, I just turned 25. The girlfriend I was talking about in my last post, is now my wife. I asked her to marry me a couple days before Christmas. Here is how I asked her..


The wind was blowing 50-60mph sustained and gusting even more. I told her that I wanted to go sight in my coyote rifle real quick so I could do some coyote hunting the next morning. Well I had written on the target already and took it down to the 100 yard backstop. She couldnt see the writing without a spotting scope so I stapled it up, went back, shot a couple times, and asked her to get the spotting scope and tell me where I hit. When she looked at the target, she started bawling and eventually said Yes!

Fast forward to July 7th.



So thats how my last 8 months have been! Now Im chompin at the bit to go shoot some coyotes, deer, and elk.

Congratulations Cole and Dusti...very cool!!
Posted by: Gapgunner

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/08/12 08:06 PM

65 yr. old man married 41 yrs. to a great lady. We have had the blessing of 2 children. I have hunted for 55 yrs. and have been reloading for better than 30 yrs. thus far. I/we have been fortunate enuf to travel extensively and have hunted many states and 3 countries so far. I cut my teeth on waterfowling in west central Illinois. Lived in the east for 34 yrs. then moved to Montana 2003 after retirement. I have hunted varmints a great many yrs. and look forward to many more. We live in NW MT and spend our winters in deming, NM. I found this site via www.varminthunters.com. Looking forward to contributing and discussing varmint hunting issues with this forum.
Posted by: hcore4x4

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/21/12 11:00 PM

Been a member for a couple years but never introduced myself. 36 married with 2 boys. I have always loved the outdoors been hunting since I was 14 and started fishing at 3. Wanted to live in the mountains as long as I can remember so I came to ASU in Boone NC got a degree in business and furniture manufacturing. But. When I graduated every thing was moving to China or Mexico. I had built a 48 willys jeep that everyone wanted so I built another and sold it then bought some tools and rented a shop and started building jeeps and early 4wds. That was 12 years ago and I am still doing the same thing but now I own my shop and stay very busy doing what I love. I do everything from restorations to full tilt tube buggies. I take alot of time off this part of the year to chase whitetails and soon I will be putting up some fur. In the way of guns I collect and shoot everything from early flintlocks to ars. I live to be in the woods, hate cities and rude people. If u have a jeep or early 4wd question shoot me a pm I may have an answer or part u need. Thanks for all the good info on this site.
Aaron
Posted by: KAG

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/29/12 11:02 PM

49....and starting to feel it. Was a soldier for many years but thats done now. Work for the DoD still as its all I know. Wife is a retired army officer, 4 boys, 3 grown and a 8 y/o still at home. He's our Baghdad baby. Lived all over the world but most enjoyed my 8 years in Alaska. Like to crappie fish and tinker with quirky things that catch my interest. I have 2 harleys, a Buell, and 2 yamahas enduros and I ride probably 300 days a year. Planning to ride to Alaska and back for my 50th birthday this summer.
Posted by: steve b

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/09/13 05:43 PM

Ah! from arrowhead region of northern Minnesota. Retired machinist,36yrs. with my bride, 3 children- 9 grandchildren and they all live within 10miles.Army vet 62yrs. old enjoy the outdoors and have lived rural all my life, firm believer of God-Family-Country..Hoping to meet some fellows from up here to share some hunts.Great forum, looking forward to swapping ideas. thanks Steve
Posted by: bigtommy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/11/13 06:42 PM

I am 38 years old and live in SE MN. I am married with twins that are 8 years old. I have lived in SE MN my whole life. I work as a police officer and enjoy spending time hunting and just being outdoors and teaching my kids about the outdoors.
Posted by: Eric Anthony

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/11/13 09:45 PM

Diehard archery hunter from WV here.Just got into predator hunting this year and I suck at it LOL. Either I'm this bad at this or this is the most difficult hunting there is. My guess is the later since I've never seen anyone post a pic of a yote and someone says " should have gave him another year.
Posted by: baldhunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/18/13 08:28 AM

Hi Everyone,
First time hunter this last year. A closing on 40 married 16 wonderful years. My hunting partner is my wife also a new hunter this last year. I tell ya hunting has been the best thing for our relationship. We have rekindled that flame and enjoy the hits and misses. Now we are hooked. Located in Sparta,WI. I found this site in hopes to learn more about predator hunting. I haven't put any down,but have been able to call them in. I wish a good luck and a safe hunt.
Posted by: CSM52

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/23/13 08:55 PM

Hey, my name is Cody and I am about out of highschool. I have hunted all my life but just this year have got into predator hunting this year and am HOOKED! Im going to be a state trooper after school. And my other main hobby is wrestling. Thats about it.
Posted by: Brobbins

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/26/13 01:38 PM

Hey guys I'm brad from south florida. Just getting into predator hunting and so far I'm loving it! I have a primos alpha dog and I like it so far. What's y'all's opinion on it? I shoot a Remington r25 7mm-08 and she definitely does the job. Thanks for having me on the forum!
Brad
Posted by: Kill$hot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/13/13 01:38 AM

Hello all my name is Matt Navelski I'm new here and new to AZ Prescott area. I'm married with a little girl due in 3 months. My wife is a realtor locally here in town. I'm hoping to meet some people and and maybe some locals to give a little info on AZ coyot scene. Done some hunting in Nebraska with my brother in law and fell in love with it. Thank you for having me here an dolor forward to hearing from you all.

Thank you
Kill$hot/Matt
Posted by: Kill$hot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/13/13 01:39 AM

Kill$shot / Matt
Posted by: boxcarwillie

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/19/13 11:43 AM

I hail from Pa! I have 27 years of predator calling experience! I learned how to call way back in 1986 by reading Dennis Kirk how to books! Why I still use some of knowledge how things have changed over the years! Use to be like a kid that use to go to the pool hall and just use to shoot at the balls! Now when I predator hunt I try to be like. A pool player that calls his shots! I use strategy now just don't call into the night! I look a mammals and hunt them like the human mammals we also are!
Posted by: crane123

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/13 11:38 AM

Hi Everyone

My name is Bill. I am 36, married, have 2 great sons. We live near Iowa City. I have been small game hunting since I was a kid and always enjoyed it. The last few years have been tough to do any pheasant hunting, we just do not have very many around. But we do have plenty of coyotes it seems, our dogs have been attacked and one taken. With not much else to hunt I decided to give coyote hunting a try. It has been a real challenge, can't wait for the first one to be called in.
Posted by: cbosshog79

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/13 11:56 AM

Welcome to the forum guys.
Posted by: Matt1953

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/22/13 12:54 PM

WELCOME!!!!
Posted by: Apollo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/05/13 11:40 AM

Hello everyone,
I've only been hunting for a few years so far just deer, turkey, and pigs. I'm really excited about getting into coyote hunting, I love a good challenge.
I live in Austin, go to school in Waco, and hunt in Uvalde county... lots of driving. I'm former army, been out for almost two years. Other interests are
motorcycles and gardening.
Posted by: vliberatore

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/08/13 09:05 AM

Hey everyone, I'm new to hunting (been out 4 times now) and looking for a place to get more information and learn. PM seemed like a great place to help me shorten the learning curve and start dropping coyotes!
Posted by: Bowhntr6pt

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/09/13 09:02 PM

I'm new here... 51 years old, married for 25 of those years and have a 22 y/o daughter and 17 y/o son. I retired from the Army in 2001 after 20 years service and then went into LE full time.

I'm a Patrol Sergeant with a central Florida Sheriff's Office. I love to hunt and shoot, I have various Firearms Instructor certifications and I'm the SWAT Sniper Team Leader. I also run a small-time Firearms Training business on the side.

I love my country but don't care to much for the government... I believe in less intrusion into personal affairs and more focus on PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
Posted by: johnnnn

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/13 06:46 AM

Hello! My name is John. I' a new here. I'm 34 years old, married and has one little daughter. Hunting is my hobby. Like to find information about hunting, guns and other accessories and this forum is good for me. Also enjoy to communicate with new people.
Posted by: leghumper

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/24/13 03:20 PM

Another new member here checking in to say hey.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/25/13 12:20 AM

welcome to PM. Cool name. thumbup
Posted by: Ryan K.

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/25/13 02:41 PM

Hello, names Ryan from West Central Iowa. I have been cruising this site for some time, but finally got around to registering. I don't know why it took me so long.

I have only been predator hunting for about two years, so I have a ton to learn. This is a very informative site with tons of good information. My predator of choice is coyotes and my bolt gun of choice is my Howa 1500 22-250 with a Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-30x50. I added cheek pad, bipod and sling.


Since we all love pictures of guns. Here is my OD Seekins AR15:


FDE SI Defense AR15:


S&W M&P's:
Posted by: Salvin49

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/01/13 05:34 PM

Hey there, my name is Kyler. I live in Northeast Colorado and am new to Predator Hunting. I have been night hunting a couple times now and cant wait for the weather to cool off so I can see these beasts in the Daylight. I have not yet shot my first Coyote but my buddy did shoot one the first night we went out.

I shoot a Vanguard S2 in 25-06 and I absolutely love it. I reload and currently worked up an 85 gr Nosler BT over some IMR 4350 for coyotes.

I have a Fiance, a 9 month old son, and a really cool mixed breed dog.

Besides hunting I enjoy the heck out of Dirt Circle track racing at a couple local race tracks around here in the IMCA Northern Sport Mod class.

I am also a Volunteer firefighter and have been in service for about 4 years now. Not only is it a lot of fun at times, but even though it is not a paid position it is equally rewarding in other ways. Plus, you learn a lot as well.

To support my hobbies I work at an Auto Salvage yard selling used car parts. I handle all of our online sales so if anyone needs any parts cheaper than oem you can get ahold and I will shoot you a price. We deal mostly in mid 90s and newer so if youre looking to fix up your pop's old Chevelle I probably wont be of much help.

Anyways, thanks for letting me into your community here and I will talk to you all soon.
Posted by: perdix

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/31/13 06:08 PM

Hi there,
A quick hello from Scotland,UK.
I was a member here a good few years ago but I've had a break from hunting for around 5 years.
Presently the proud owner of a little BRNO .22 LR and a Baikal .222.
Like my varmint shooting particuarly Red Fox
Posted by: 223yoter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/13/13 02:56 AM

Hey everyone My name is James. I live in Nebraska. Right on the edge of the sandhills. Don't hunt anything but coyotes. My state has a continual open season on them and no hunting permit is required. I love it when I can do cheap activities.

Never got into deer or anything else really. Might have to try it some time. I couldn't tell you how many have walked right past me while I've been coyote hunting.

I'm 28 and have been hunting only five years, got into it rather late. Had other things on my mind when I was younger. Live and learn and pay lots of fines.

Got one daughter whose six and my boy on the way now due in November right around Thanksgiving. Guess I'll have something to be thankful for this year.

My coyote gun is a savage axis in 223. I don't see the use in spending lots of money in a gun when this one works just fine.

My job is a night maintenance supervisor(I say this loosely because I'm the only one their at night)at a tomato growing factory.

Anyways thanks for having me. Love the site. Lots of information.
Posted by: CowgirlUp36

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/17/13 11:48 AM

Hello,

My name is Michele and I hail from the wonderful land of Gray Court,SC.
This is my first hunting forum. I am a hunter, love hunting.
I am the mother of 3 great teenagers. I am a horse trainer/Parelli student. I am also fixing to become an Equine Specialist for Equine-Assisted Psychotheraphy. This is a program with uses horses to help heal trauma victims. Abused kids, war veterans, etc.
I am also owner of the great WORKING Jack Russell breed.
I currently have 1 JRT right now. My other passed away.
Callie is currently in training. We have been working Opossums. She has gotten 2 so far. Her prey drive is amazing. She comes from Bronze medallion and NHC bloodlines.
I am looking forward to talking with everyone and hopefully learning some new things along the way!
Posted by: pdhunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/17/13 11:56 AM

Welcome -Sound pretty interesting to me.
Really good bunch here.
You will have fun
Posted by: c1a1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/07/13 08:42 PM

Hello. My name is Fred, retired and living in the Nicola Valley in British Columbia. Coyotes, and wolves are a problem in this cattle country. I use a Ruger #1 in .223, for the close shots, a 6/.284 Rem.700 for those long range critters. Looking forward to sharing information with fellow reloaders/ hunters.
Posted by: 07yzrysder

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/05/13 02:58 AM

Hi all, names Robert and im in vegas. Grew up in the desert of socal and did alot of rabbit hunting but now im getting into yotes. Bought some hand calls few months back and finally went out last week and first time calling called in a yote 200 yards he stopped so i took the shot.... and managed to hit the dirt between his legs i think i singed the hair on his belly. Learned how valuable shooting sticks are especially when your rifle you have is a not so light 338lm. Got some 300blk loaded up and is begging to go out this weekend!

Thanks to all who have contributed to the wealth of knowledge on the boards, i researched for weeks and practiced calling at home based on what i leatned here.
Posted by: nyttrain5150

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/14/13 05:52 PM

Hello all! I'm Chris and I'm from Kansas. I was born right here in Emporia Ks. but spent 13 years in the deserts of Arizona while I was growing up. I'm 41 and work in underground utilities. I've been married 3 1/2 years to a wonderful woman who puts up with me daily, and reminds me daily how wonderful she is because she puts up with me. I have three children who are my heart and soul, A 19 year old young son who is a Marine, An 8 year old daughter, and a 2 1/2 year old son. I've been shooting since I can remember but I've never done much hunting until about 2 years ago. A friend of mine invited me on a coyote hunt. He was successful my first time out & I was hooked.
Posted by: HawkCreek

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/06/14 07:42 PM

Hello from the dry side of Washington. I grew up on a small cattle ranch and then left for a couple enlistments in the Marines. I got out back in 2009, came home and screwed around for a while. Now I'm about done with an AA degree in welding and I'm working out how to buy a few thousand acres to raise some cattle on in a few years. I love hunting our big desert mule deer when I have the time (and elk but I gotta drive for those), coyotes are a shoot on sight thing around here. I'm not sure how serious about calling them I'll get but I figured I'd give it a shot this winter. Maybe I'll get lucky and thin them out a little bit around the ranch.
Posted by: Honda Rider

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/12/14 10:46 AM

Hello from Indiana. I have trapped since the age of 13, although I have not trapped for the last 3 years (getting a little older and lazier). I have done some coyote calling in the past and would like to do some more now. After looking at all the very nice custom made calls on this site It has motivated me and I have dug out my old lathe and plan to start making some calls for myself. I’m sure I will learn a lot from this site.
Posted by: TheNakedGun

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/18/14 03:59 PM

Hello from Florida Ive been predator hunting for 15 years I enjoy hunting shooting and reloading
Posted by: Hooked

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/18/14 10:12 PM

Welcome new members!
I like hunting, fishing, camping,reloading, and to ride my bike like I stole it.
Best video ever IMO, on what it is like to pilot this machine..
Posted by: PredatorMc308

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/21/14 09:40 AM

Hi everyone, my name is Jake McNerney from WNY. Been trappin and huntin since I was twelve and love predator hunting. I hunt both woods and fields with my huntin partner and solo. My rig is a T/C Venture Predator with a bushnell XLT DOA 4-12x42 and a wicked w400 red light. I currently run the Primos Turbo Dogg and am building my own calls and lanyards. This sight looks great and can't wait to read through and learn new tactics and share my own.
Posted by: The Wanderer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/24/14 10:06 PM

Howdy, my name is Darwin and I'm a goofy sombeach. I spend most weekends wandering the deserts of Utah and Nevada looking for varmints of all kinds. I shoot / hunt at least one day per week, and spend the other days reloading for the coming weekend. Lack of devilish good looks and charming personality has kept me single for many years, allowing me to live the dream of living life like a vagabond smile I have lurked here for quite some time and thought its high time I got on and said hi and thanks for all the useful information I have gleaned from this knowledgable bunch. So thank you! And I look forward to spending some time here
Posted by: Hooked

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/24/14 10:29 PM

That`s freaking awesome Darwin! You gonna` fit right in around here!
Posted by: The Wanderer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/24/14 10:35 PM

Thanks Hooked!
Posted by: wileyote

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/26/14 03:54 PM

Hi Im 44, 3 lil 1's 2 boys 23& 6 a girl 3. Been hunting since i was 11, Il & Mo. upland birds, deer,and mostly waterfowl for 20 years, rock & roll singer for 20+ years so hunting and rocking for awhile. i am serious about getting into yote hunting. Thank you. cant wait to get some response from all the xp on this site!
Posted by: S&G

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/27/14 10:05 PM

Hello everyone
I'm a former member but lost pass an login so here I start over.
I'm an Indiana resident 36 yr single father. Water jet operator, welder, fabricator and taxidermist. Been hunting coyotes for a few years got out for a few years now getting back into the swing of things. Have a brother on this site goes as Nevernoluck. Hope everything has been going good on this site. Glad to be back on this site. Looking to talk to you all.
Posted by: okieyoter2

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/04/14 04:02 PM

Never hunted coyotes before but Grandson wants to so am here to learn, we got the means just not much know how, plenty predators here in eastern oklahoma, 63 vnv, just an old country boy retired,
Posted by: nickman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/14 10:15 PM

Well, I guess I will get all the way on board here, after lurking like a half starved coyote for so long. I live in the Eastern section of California's Sierra Nevada range. I am 67 years old, retired disabled vet and retired hunting guide. I come from a long line of varmint hunters and have been doing it since I can remember. My first serious rifle was a .219 Zipper on a Martini action. Graduated to a Model 70 in 1960, which I seriously abused, loading for 4000+ fps……before I knew better.
I still shoot a 220 Swift, which I just had built on a Ruger 77 action, with a stainless Douglas barrel. My longer range rifle is a Howa, 243 that loves 58 gr Hornady V-Max…..or my copycat hand load. Anyway, we have a lot of cattle dropping calves this time of year so 'yotes ain't scarce. Thanks for all the info and the occasional giggle.
Posted by: Chupathingy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/14 10:59 PM

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Posted by: GRIZZLYONE

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/14 11:07 PM

Welcome Nick. I sure likes fishing in Lone Pine there bouts. Great little town. Wish I could live there. Grizz
Posted by: nickman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/14 02:19 PM

Thanks Grizz! We don't get some water in the mountains, none of us will be fishing in this area! Looks REAL bad right now! Look me up if you get up this way.
Posted by: GRIZZLYONE

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/21/14 06:59 PM

Will Do. Suppose to be a couple of storms moving in next week. Sure hope they leave a little snow pack. Grizz
Posted by: Kelly McDowell

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/25/14 09:52 PM

Kelly McDowell here. Just found this site and am fascinated. I've been on another varminter site but it is nothing like this one is from what I've seen. I'm 69 and been hunting since I was about 14 yrs old. My varmint hunting has been mostly prarie dog shoots and the occasional passing coyote. I got an electronic call but haven't used it much but I'm going to get out more often with it. Down here in Yuma there is plenty of areas to hunt and plenty of coyotes. Now I just gotta get off of my lazy butt and go after them. Good to have found this site.
Posted by: Chupathingy

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/25/14 10:47 PM

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Posted by: SVB

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/19/14 12:33 PM

Hi Everyone--New to PM---I see I reconize some from other sites---I was Born in "47" was a US Marine "66-69" a VietNam Vet---retired BoilerMaker with 30 years service, retired young at 59--but the best is I love Predator Hunting-Trapping and been doing it for more than 50 years-from the U.P. of Mich---Beaver Grove Marquette Co---Glad to be Here-------SVB
Posted by: SVB

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/19/14 12:42 PM

Oh forget to say my favorite coyote killers are the 225 win model 70--25 wssm win model 70 coyote lite and of course the 17 rem T/C --hard to beat the 17 rem for a fur round
svb
Posted by: Hooked

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/20/14 07:39 PM

Originally Posted By: SVB
Hi Everyone--New to PM---I see I reconize some from other sites---I was Born in "47" was a US Marine "66-69" a VietNam Vet---retired BoilerMaker with 30 years service, retired young at 59--but the best is I love Predator Hunting-Trapping and been doing it for more than 50 years-from the U.P. of Mich---Beaver Grove Marquette Co---Glad to be Here-------SVB


Thanks for your service and glad you made it home.
Welcome to Predator Masters.
Sounds like good choice of equipment for your predator hunting too.
Posted by: AttackMouse

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/22/14 11:15 PM

32 years old
married twice now ..hangin on to the 2nd one
got a 4 yr old girl thats already taking interest in guns and hunting
Medically retired from the Army (11b2g) after 7 years frown (where I got the nickname Attackmouse)
From Camden SC now live in San Antonio TEXAS
besides that I love Bacon and Beer
Posted by: SVB

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/24/14 01:48 PM

THANKS FOR THE WELCOME HOOKED--GLAD TO BE HERE

ATTACKMOUSE---THANKS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY ,,,,,,WELCOME HERE ,LOTS OF INFO AND GREAT GUYS---ENJOY
SVB
Posted by: BlindTyldak

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/03/14 02:52 AM

New and happy to be here! 40 year old woman who is now the hunter of the family (hubby number two retired from it years ago). I have one daughter who is 14 and more interested in anime than hitting the wilds, two dogs, and a ball python.

Professional student on her third run through college; my first time through was for radio engineering and though I was on the air for several years, now anyone who can hit F1 on a keyboard can run a radio station. I returned to school during the recent recession and got a degree in environmental technology, and am now working toward a PhD in Geography to work in preservation of historic sites and public lands.

Along with small game and varmint hunting, I'm also a video game junkie. I'm a moderator for the forums of a major online hunting game, and am completely addicted to any games that have something to do with animals. Pokemon are animals, right?

Great to meet you all, and I look forward to picking your brains extensively as I learn the ropes. smile
Posted by: Cbrown6

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/14 12:43 AM

Hey y'all. I'm 27 married, father of a wonderful son. Been a deer hunter for the last 16 years or so. Just got started in the whole coyote thing. Loving it so far. I work on semi trucks for a living. I like to collect guns, when the funds allow it lol. I have learned a lot of info from this site so far and look forward to learning more and eventually be able contribute info of my own. Thanks!
Posted by: OldTurtle

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/14 08:07 AM

Welcome to the site...We like stories and photos...(If there isn't a picture, in might not have happened thumbup) so keep your camera handy...

I attended some classes on the Shelbyville campus at U of L many years ago and you are on the edge of some really beautiful country... Is that a '78 in your avatar??...Used to have one and really miss it...
Posted by: Cbrown6

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/11/14 11:19 AM

Thanks! The truck is a 85. I just sold it a few weeks ago and I already miss it. And yes there I some very beautiful land around here. Got a little bit of it all. Large open fields, thick woods, creeks/rivers and such. Pretty good hunting all the way around.
Posted by: Infidel 762

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/19/14 01:23 PM

To whom it may concern.

Meat eater. Major county, Oklahoma
Posted by: Chris.K

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/10/14 11:56 PM

Hey guys, just joined PM. I recently moved to Tucson, AZ and was delighted to see that the 2015 PM Convention would be held in Tucson. I'm just now looking into getting into coyote hunting and hopefully I'll have most of the equipment when the hunt rolls around. If I do I'll see some of you all there!
Posted by: Sfsmedic

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/16/14 11:27 PM

Hi all, I am not new just haven't been very active in the past, mostly reading. I plan on being very active from here on out though especially since I just become a site sponsor. My name is Brett, I am the owner of IronworksTactical.com. At Ironworks we specialize in the 6.8 SPC II AR15 platform but build plenty of .223 Wylde chambers as well.

We are avid hunters spending much of our time in Texas hunting pigs, deer and coyotes with the folks from Wild River Ranch, Texas. While we are a web based company I am based in Corona, CA and occasionally hunt the local areas when time permits.

I am really excited to be here and can't wait to contribute and help out any way I can. One thing that does make us difference is we listen to our consumer and try to come up with products that fit your needs, for instance our bare bones LPK (http://shop.ironworkstactical.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AOI%2DLPK) which was completely driven by consumer input.
Posted by: AshC

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/01/14 03:18 PM

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm a 29 year old mother of 4. We hunt, we fish, and just about anything redneck. I grew up in southeastern Arizona but currently live in El Paso, TX (military moved me here). I haven't hunted anything in years until recently. Hunting in TX has been a whole new experience for me, as in Arizona there's more BLM land and I know people in Elfrida and Willcox areas where I can hunt on private property. Not the case here being new and all.
My boyfriend is a soldier from Upstate NY. He's used to deer hunting up there so this is new for him too.
Back home, we used to coyote hunt down near Elfrida. I'm actually headed to Tucson area sometime soon to try to get a bobcat that's eating a friend of mines chickens out of her yard, but weather hasn't permitted the travel this weekend.

My bf and I really want to do a hog hunt and get some deer this year. We aren't trophy hunters at all, just looking to fill the freezer.
Posted by: GRIZZLYONE

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/01/14 04:32 PM

Well...Welcome! Your very blessed to have boyfriend/kids interested in hunting and the shooting sports. I can't even get Hula girl to go camping with me. If the ocean ain't involved, she is not interested. Be careful if you get out and about in the El Paso area,(border issues) Grizz.
Posted by: AshC

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/01/14 04:48 PM

Thanks! Where I go fishing is right on the border, like I can rest my pole on the fence. Never have any issues, but then again, I am prepared in the event that there is a problem. I carry a 1911 with me religiously.
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 08/01/14 06:14 PM

Ash, welcome to Predator Masters! FYI, there's plenty of BLM land up here in NM, and non-resident small game licenses are pretty affordable.
Posted by: shaneatkinson82

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/27/14 10:49 AM

Hey all. I am new to the forums and somewhat new to predator hunting. I am currently stationed at Fort Carson Colorado but I call Oklahoma home. Married. Just had my first child. A girl born May 2014. Love all types of hunting. Job in the Army is a 1SG for an artillery battery.

Interested in browsing these forums and meeting new people to hunt with and finding areas where I can go myself in both Colorado and Oklahoma. I have not been hunting since 2010 due to deployments and a move to Germany. I cannot wait to get back at it now that I am back home.

First order of business is finding a good varmint rifle / caliber. I'll take any recommendations seriously. I have a few models in mind.
Posted by: Grumpy Biker

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/24/14 07:35 PM

Howdy,
I have been looking at the forum for a bit and spend a lot of time on the SigForum ( and a few others) under the same screen name & avatar.
I've decided to devote more time towards coyote hunting and decided to join the group.
I work for the State of Ohio and am a Jarhead thru & thru.
Woodworker, own a few Harley's and spend a bunch of time out in our Motorhome in Ohios Amish Country and surrounding States every year.
Hope to squeeze as much knowledge out of y'all in the future.
Seems like a mature group, which is why I joined.


U.S.M.C.
VFW-8054
Posted by: Tactical Tom

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 10/27/14 07:00 PM

Howdy...new guy here. I'm a 38yr old East Kentucky Christian Coal Miner. I'm married & have 11yr old identical twin boys. I love the outdoors, Hunting & fishing . I'm a big into Bush Craft & have been since I was a kid...growing up learning BushCraft was a normal way of life here. I'm also into Survival & have been in that since I was a teenager. My boys are both big into the outdoors also...we have alot of fun !
Posted by: mikevanwilder

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/15/14 11:10 AM

Hey everyone! Im new to the site and thought I would introduce myself. I'm 33 married and have 1 9 year old boy. I hunt, fish and work as a corrections officer for the sheriffs office.
My cousin and a buddy and myself hunt together and call ourselves the predatorgods. You can see our work on Facebook. Facebook.com/pghunting
Hopefully I can share some success photos and videos here.
Posted by: Idaho_oldtimer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/25/14 04:03 PM

Hello, New to this site. I am Garth from eastern Idaho. I've been lurking here for some time and finally signed up. Since this is my first post I thought it best to start in this thread. I'm a retired CNC machinist at 64, been married to the same good ol' gal for 42 years. Been extremely fortunate to have lived in Idaho my entire life and have had many, many awesome outdoor experiences.
Of course I love to hunt varmints or I wouldn't be here...I hunt whatever is legal and available. Somewhat handicapped in that I am 90% deaf- unable to hear or understand conversation beyond 30 inches or so. Never mind, I hunt anyway. My favorite firearm and cartridge is a pre-64 model 70 Winchester featherweight in 243. I also shoot Black Powder Cartridge Rifle silhouette with a Shiloh Sharps in 45-90, casting my own bullets and loading all my own black powder ammo for this sport. I really appreciate all the great information that is readily shared on this site, and if I come up with anything that seems worthwhile, I'll share it with everyone here.
Posted by: Redfrog

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/25/14 05:12 PM

Welcome to Predator Masters. Pull up a chair and share your pics and stories with us.
Posted by: Hidalgo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/25/14 06:28 PM

Welcome Garth! By brother-in-law lives in Driggs. I've been threatening to come out there wolf hunting but the stars haven't lined up correctly yet.
Posted by: Idaho_oldtimer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/03/14 10:14 PM

I live about 40 miles from Driggs. Been looking for wolves a long time, see their tracks and the elk skeletons they leave, but never had a chance for a shot...yet! Hopefully someday. If I ever get a good handle on finding them I'll drop you a note!
Posted by: XC700116

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/02/15 06:51 PM

Hello, Long time lurker, new poster. Found Predator Masters via google when researching load info on my 25DTI that Mike built for me a couple years ago. Haven't done much predator hunting but am a gun nut through and through and recently began competing in long range practical rifle matches. Love big game, and varmint hunting, and looking forward to learning the predator hunting craft and getting out a bit more.
Posted by: Skrap

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/12/15 05:47 PM

Hi. First post here. Seems like a great forum. Not new to hunting but new to predator hunting. I have been deer hunting for about 15 years. Although I am from SoCal, most of my hunting is done in Eastern, OK.

Hunting is a passion of mine and my 11 year old son. We also love to camp, surf, shooting, fishing and most outdoor activities. Been married to the same woman, twice, for a total of 15 years. I like the second wife much better. I work in the construction equipment rental and sales industry and have been doing so for the past 12 years.

I have a lot of questions and even more to learn about predator hunting so I look forward to this site and getting my first yote and vermin.
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/12/15 06:00 PM

Welcome HWP, there's a ton of info available here. If you don't find the answers you need, ask away! grin
Posted by: Big_Foot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/26/15 11:22 PM

I just joined this forum. I am also new to predator hunting. I have just bounced around the threads so far to get a feel for how things work. I am impressed.
I am 68 (old f@rt) yrs and have hunted all my life. Mostly here in MN. No favorite species, I just love being out there. I also reload all of my own ammo. Right now I am feeding about 25 different rifles of various calibers so I am usually found in the man cave. I am located in central MN just north of Foley(for those fm MN).
Really looking forward to learning more and hopefully, meeting some of you.
Nic
Posted by: Patriot45

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/29/15 07:46 PM

Hello all...Another new guy checking in from AZ.

Been target shooting and hunting small game all my life...(About single-handedly eradicated the local groundsquirrel population with my 17HMR) scared

Started predator hunting over five years ago now, hundreds of stands, and many long and enjoyable hours out in mother nature...continually getting "educated" by the local wildlife. blink Believe it or not, I have not yet managed to effectively drop one single yote in all that time (educated a few of my own unfortunately). My previous hunting buddy was always the quicker and better shot, (at it for way more years than me). Used to have an absolutely uncanny knack for being right where those critters would show up too! Many times I'd stop'em and he'd drop'em. He moved out of the area a while ago, and I've been running solo since.

Figured I'd stop in here and see what I can add to my educational toolkit...maybe even locate someone in my area who might enjoy teaming up once in a while.

Anyway, look forward to reading and contributing what little I can.
Loved the Voodoo article by the way, great piece of wisdom there.
Posted by: couesman

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/12/15 11:19 AM






























Howdy Y'all I'm mike brown from vail AZ (just a little east of tucson). I've been a hunter & fisherman for as long as i can remember. Am 55 now. Am a sheet metal worker by day and an outdoorsman the rest of the time. After moving here from michigan in1991 i was a little dismayed because of the distances i had to go for fishing . However i soon realized that AZ has sooo much public land to explore that i will never run out of places to explore. I tried predator hunting about 12 years ago but it just didn't trip my trigger. I decided to do praire dogs this year and built a custom 204 on a savage model 10 action. So to keep me sharp with a rifle i decided to give predator hunting a go again and have been lovin it.
The wife doesn't do anything with me but doesn't hold me back either.
The kids are grown up and moved away.
Posted by: Foggy scope

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/12/15 10:48 PM

Hi every one nice to meet ya.
My name is Aca Nash pronounced ASA I'm 54 and a native Idahoen I grew up in Kooskia ID. and now my wife of 33 years and I live in Lapwai near Lewiston Id. I haven't called predators sense the late 90's early 2000's to much steelhead fishing lol. A friend Is just getting in to calling and has a new foxpro so he wanted me to go along for some calling. So I'm trying to catch up on all the new stuff watching you tub and reading forums for what every one is doing reloading wise and these newfangled E callers. it's been great fun so far cant wait to get out there. I'm sure I'm going to have lots of newb sounding questions but that's the learning curve I guess.
Thanks for reading and hope to make some new friends here.
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/13/15 09:41 AM

Patriot45, couesman, and Aca, welcome to Predator Masters. Pull up a comfy chair and start reading, there's a ton of good info here. If you have any specific issues or questions that cannot be resolved with a bit of research, just post it up and we'll help you sort it out.
Posted by: Plant.One

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/13/15 02:35 PM

Hello from michigan!

seems like a heckuva group here, hope i can be a good contributor to the forum.

My forum name is across several other forums, so no novice in that respect. Grew up hunting, fishing and target shooting but never much in the way of predator hunting so thats a relatively new realm for me. I've managed the occasional fox but thats it. Still working on adding a 'yote to my bag of tricks.

Have been reloading for a little over 4 years now. Currently pressing 9 calibers, about half pistol half rifle so i have experience with both straight wall and bottle neck cartridges in multiple flavors.

got bit by the AR bug a few years ago, and totally infected once i started loading for that bushmaster 223 and shot a .268 moa group with my first test ladder reloading for it. Once i found out i could not only save $ reloading (hah, what a lie that was!) shoot more for my ammo budget AND shoot stupid accurate ammo, i was sold on both smile Currently i'm shooting 4 calibers off the platform (204, 223, 300 blk, and 308)
Posted by: Az dogslayer

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/14/15 01:51 PM

New guy checking in, name is Tony. I live in Gold Canyon, Arizona. Hunted Coyotes for about 15 years with moderate success. Machinist for 30 years, first 15 on manual mills and lathes, last 15 setting up CNC mills. The shop I work at has 17 CNC mills, the newest is a 5 axis Matsuura with a pallet changer. I've been reloading since the mid '80's. Favorite Coyote rifle is a Remington 700 CDL Stainless Fluted limited edition in .17 Furball. I bought it in 2007 when Remington got a SAAMI spec for the old wildcat .17 Mach IV.
I have dropped a couple 'yotes at 200 yards with it.
Also use a Tikka in 7mm-08 when calling in areas where the shots are going to be longer. Looking forward to gaining some knowledge and sharing some of mine.
Posted by: slideways

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/01/15 08:18 AM

I'm 37, married, one kid and have a great job. I am an operating engineer in West Central Illinois. I'm a hunting rookie, but a decent fisherman. A better teacher at that than I thought, since my wife slays bass now. I've been a sport shooter and am just now getting into coyote hunting. I love anything outdoors and just about anything that makes noise. Circle tracks, drag races, boats, bikes, guns. I'm here to get better at hunting, since I know nothing about successful hunting. That won't stop me from trying, because every trip is something to do outside, and I almost always learn something. Thanks for having me folks.
Posted by: Big_Foot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/01/15 11:59 AM

Welcome to PM!
Posted by: Richo

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/03/15 08:40 AM

Righto.

G'day all. Yep I'm an Aussie, Kiwi born moved here at 6. Became an Aussie to join the Aussie Army 10 years ago. 5 years ago I switch services and am now in the the Air Force. The Army was kind enough to put me through my trade, fitter/machinist. I work as an armourer and mechanic. My passion is firearms, all shapes and sizes. Lately I've fallen more in love with smaller calibres mainly as they are cheaper to shoot LOL. Hunter, thanks to my job I've hunted all over Australia. Had some simply mind blowing hunts that the average bloke would never get to do. I'm involved in Legacy and The Shooters and Fishers political party. Married and have 2 young daughters.
Posted by: Tex Adams

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/15 10:45 AM

Good morning, hello and thanks for having me.
My username is simply my cattle and horse brand spelled out (=2). I am a rancher, welder and houndsman living in northeastern Wyoming. Trapping has always held a passing interest for me, but other pursuits and projects have seemed to usually come first. Now though, I am trying to up my game as a houndsman in that I am concentrating my efforts and pursuits toward bobcats. They are more elusive and difficult to go after with the hounds, so I am hoping to gain a little more insight on them through trapping. There is no such thing as too much knowledge when it comes to hound hunting and bobcats.

That is pretty much it in a nutshell. I am looking forward to visiting with everyone.

Tex
Posted by: Big_Foot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/15 07:15 PM

Welcome to Predator Masters.
Posted by: Quietsurvivalist

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/25/15 12:07 AM

Hi all, Im from south east Az, not a long time user of electronic calls but looking to start taking predator hunting seriously

Have a FoxPro which was a gift, and am always looking for good places to hunt. Got drawn for nothing this year so fur is the only thing Im hunting until next year

Might get up to the convention as well this year
Posted by: blucoondawg

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/28/15 07:11 PM

Hello, my name is Tom I live in Northern Wisconsin, I have been lurking on this forum for quite awhile, I finally pulled the trigger on a entry level FoxPro, the inferno, looking forward to doing some hunting this winter, that is if Cabelas ever gets my caller off of backorder.
Posted by: kansas

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/07/15 09:54 AM

My name is Brock Jones from Sedan, Kansas. I'll just jump right into my back ground of hunting.



My Great grandfather was known for his wolf hunting capabilities in the area off horse back and hound, which the tradition carried down all the way to me, at the young age of 5 I killed my first coyote while on a deer hunt from that point on I was hooked on the predator hunting. It helped my father was a professional hunting guide for Whitetail.

When I was 12 years I traveled to northern Albany and took my 1st black bear. A few years later My father and I traded a whitetail hunt for 2 alligator hunts in Ocala, Florida. There I took a 11.5 ft gator with a browning micro adrenaline compound equipped with a bowfishing rig.

The next big accomplishment was back in 2011 my family and I traveled to Limpopo, South Africa on a month long hunt. The equipment that we took was our Hoyt bows. Once we arrived the guides suggested firearms on specific animals. I took a record book Kudu of 52 inches, a Gems buck that measured 41 inches, beautiful impala. I tried my hardest to kill a Zebra with a bow but believe me unless they are at watering hole they are extremely hard to spot in the bush. Over there predator calling is legal at night, I even got to experience that! We ended up calling in Vermit monkeys I took one that night. I have many stories of hunts from over there to tracking my fathers leopard he shot to getting attacked in a tower stand by rhinos.

Current day I own Kansas Coyote Callin Outlawz.

I specialize in predator calling now, I've created instagram, Facebook Page and a Group. I total approximately 4,800 hundred followers that increases daily. I guide fellow hunters on hunts to promoting competitions. It's a mix between blogging and getting my name out there in the industry. I do video my predator hunts. I have big big plans on getting ahead of the game with two new products no one has heard, seen or succesfully done. I've been working closely with a company producing a prototype, that I should I have in my hands with in the next weeks.

I get out every weekend and chase the Wiley coyot. Nowadays it's a second nature.

Only if I could figure out how to convince the wife I need to hunt every weekend lol
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/07/15 11:40 AM

Welcome fellas!
Posted by: STAINLESS90

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/14/15 03:30 AM

My name is Bret and I'm a brand new member here, I was born and raised in Michigan. I grew up hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Then about three years ago I moved out to the desert, I now live in Las Vegas, NV. I am 25, married and have a 2 year old boy. After the first two and a half years here we finally have all our finances squared away and I am able to slow down and start enjoying some recreational activities. I have been hiking lately but wanted to get back into hunting and try my hand at trapping for the first time. Anybody in the area that needs a partner or just wouldn't mind taking a buddy while hunting or trapping shoot me a PM.
Posted by: Big_Foot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/14/15 07:50 AM

Quiet, Tom, Brock and Bret, Welcome to Predator Masters. thumbup
Posted by: Coloxd

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/04/16 01:55 PM

Time to check in I guess. Been lurking around bout a week now and I've tossed up a few posts and heck even threw up a comment or two on others. Names Steven I'm from Colorado, I'm 29 and been hunting my whole life (deer,elk,bear and little critters) Now looking to get into coyote hunting more seriously. Killed a couple in my days most by dumb luck but I'd rather be lucky then good, time to work on the getting good part with all the tips and advice from you smart people!!
Posted by: Bling

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/04/16 10:12 PM

Hello I'm new here but not new to hunting or forums. Names derek im from va. Im a beef and dairy farmer and am 30yo. I work for my dad on his farm and I love love love the outdoors and killing stuff haha. Look forward seeing y'all around take care
Posted by: bar-d

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/13/16 05:32 PM

Howdy all, been peeking in on your fine site for several years now and decided to register. I have been reloading and predator hunting since the mid 70's, yeah I'm that old. I farm and ranch in Fisher County, Texas. Bar-D is my cattle brand. I coyote hunt every chance I get and it never gets old. I still get as excited to call one in as I did 40 years ago. I just built a 25-45 Sharps upper for one of my ARs and am in the process of working up a coyote load with it using Sierra's 70 gr. Blitzking. I hope to be able to learn and in some manner help others that do not have the years of experience I am fortunate to have amassed. I am certainly no expert but have picked up a thing or two over the years. I look forward to participating in the future.
Thanks,
Danny
Posted by: hawk driver

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/22/16 09:25 PM

I just joined today. My name is Mike, originally from Texas. I retired from the Army after 20 years, Black Hawk pilot(hence the name), spent 3 years as an Army Contract Instructor Pilot. I moved to Tucson in Aug '14. I fly an EMS helicopter in Douglas, AZ, spend a week at a time down here and then have a week off. My wife and I have finally gotten settled in enough that I am starting to hunt coyotes here in SE AZ. I did go on a prairie dog shoot in northern AZ last summer. All in all, we love AZ and I am looking forward to hunting coyotes next week when I get off of work.
Posted by: SVB

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/22/16 09:33 PM

thumbupWelcome to the site---lots about coyote hunting on here--also Thank you for your Service-------svb--"66-69" USMC
Posted by: SVB

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/22/16 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By: bar-d
Howdy all, been peeking in on your fine site for several years now and decided to register. I have been reloading and predator hunting since the mid 70's, yeah I'm that old. I farm and ranch in Fisher County, Texas. Bar-D is my cattle brand. I coyote hunt every chance I get and it never gets old. I still get as excited to call one in as I did 40 years ago. I just built a 25-45 Sharps upper for one of my ARs and am in the process of working up a coyote load with it using Sierra's 70 gr. Blitzking. I hope to be able to learn and in some manner help others that do not have the years of experience I am fortunate to have amassed. I am certainly no expert but have picked up a thing or two over the years. I look forward to participating in the future.
Thanks,
Danny


Hi Danny glad to see your here------------skip
Posted by: Big_Foot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/23/16 11:38 AM

Welcome to Predator Masters! thumbup
Posted by: Big_Foot

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/23/16 11:40 AM

Welcome to Predator Masters! thumbup
Posted by: bar-d

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/18/16 06:10 PM

Howdy do Skip.
Posted by: ALFISHER

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/14/16 01:01 PM

Aaron Fisher, 19 years old and have been in the PA National Guard for 2.5 years. Started hunting when i was about 10 years old going out for the spring and fall Turkey hunts with my grandfather. As the years progressed i got more and more into hunting and fishing mostly deer, turkey, squirrel, bass and trout. At the age of 16 i killed my first and only buck of my life (im not a fantastic hunter lol) nice 6 point with no brow tines. I got so excited i tripped on a log running up to it. Shortly after at the age of 17 i signed my life to the PA Guard. Now i am currently an employee at Foxpro in the Technical Support Division. Very new to predator hunting but plan to learn a lot from the folks around the world!
Posted by: Bob_Atl

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 04/14/16 02:03 PM

Welcome, lots a good folks here..
Posted by: Weezerj

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/29/16 04:39 PM

Hello,

I'm 45 and live in SW Washington State. I grew up in Central Montana and graduated from Montana State is Bozeman. During that time I was an avid hunter and fisherman.

After moving to Washington State, I quit hunting but increased my fishing because of the amazing steelhead and salmon fishing out here.

Recently I decided to get back into predator and varmint hunting. I have a NIB Ruger No. 1 in 22-250 ordered and should arrive any day, looking forward to getting my hands on it and sending some lead downfield. I chose the Ruger No. 1 because I am left handed and wanted a gun comfortable for me to shoot but also something that I could pass down to my right handed son.

Anyone that is in Washington or Oregon that can drop me some hints on good spots to find yotes or rock chucks would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to spending some time reading and getting knowledge....

Jess
Posted by: Dirkmc3

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/08/16 09:28 AM

Hey! New on the forum and to Coyote Hunting. I live in south central Wisconsin and the coyote population is pretty strong . I'm a long time hunter of just about everything else through.....Waterfowl, vermin, deer, small game. Spend winter hunting and summers fishing. The more time outside the better. Just scooped up a NIB Stevens 200 in .223 and so far box ammo 1/2 moa. Looking forward to trying it out this fall on some critters. I'm a former Marine and love long range shooting. I hope to learn a thing or two here about coyote hunting and improve my odds and maybe share some knowledge on the things I've learned. Anyone in South central Wi interested in getting out...lets touch base!
Posted by: pdhunter

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/08/16 11:57 AM

welcome !
a lot to be learned here as well as just plain good folks
Posted by: illmakeyoufamous

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 07/21/16 09:50 PM

Hello, 27 here from Missouri. Planning on getting in to predator hunting this year to keep me out in the woods more than just deer season. I've got a little .223 single shot. But would like to eventually get in to the ar world. Looking forward to learning a lot from this site.
Posted by: john dougherty

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/07/16 03:20 PM

It's a little different for me I guess. I don't hunt anymore, but I reload and like what I've seen on this site so far. I go by kcender (read in reverse if you like) on this forum and I am a retired building contractor. The older I get the more I realize I can learn from others and that is why I am here. Living in northern Kalifornia I sometimes need to live vicariously through other more fortunate gun owners. My motto is: if you are not breaking a couple of laws in Kalifornia, you are just not trying hard enough. Gun people are some of the nicest people and are always willing to help each other and are not the least bit opinionated, Ha! Mostly just buying powder, bullets and primers while I still can and exercising my constitutional rights. I have an affinity for rifles that shoot accurately, even if I can't and cold beer; never at the same time of course. I distrust politicians of both parties and my heroes are people who give more than they get and protect us. Hope that works.
Posted by: Cody Winskey

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/11/16 03:31 PM

New to the page. I'm Cody Winskey from Northeast Alabama. I started up IShouldBOffRoad Predator Hunting to help out the local farmers in my area with their predator issue affecting their income. I am currently Pro-Staff for Bucks of Alabama, field-staff for Predator Tactics, and field-staff for Prym1 camo. I enjoy night hunting more then day calling. 25 years old currently Project Engineer and before that served 4 years in the United States Marine Corp. I shoot 5.56 and .308 with a big lean towards my .308 for hunting. Hope to learn and teach what I know to others.
Posted by: oddcarl

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/04/17 03:19 PM

Howdy folks, I suppose this is as good a place as any for a new member to introduce themselves.

I'm a young man of 23. Just got done with a stint in the service, and moved to NoDak. With the prices on Coyote pelts the way they are, I figured I should try and see what everyone else might be having luck with. So I found my way here.

Most of the predator hunting I ever did was shooting the coyotes that were harassing the chickens. Same goes for raccoons and badgers. Plenty of rabbits, rock chucks, and ground squirrels though. So more experience with varmint, as simple as it is.

Current setup is a CZ455 .22mag for small/close stuff, and a Rem700 in 22-250 that I'm hoping to put to use on Coyotes at slightly longer range.
Posted by: Rahlow

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/11/17 01:46 PM

Hello, Rahlow here, pronounced like Lamont's friends name on Sanford and Son,

61, new to dawg huntin, live in South Carolina, hate snow, rode a motorcycle until a few months ago, had to find a new hobby to spend ungodly amounts of money on lol
Posted by: Wivm1014

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 01/23/17 08:33 PM

I apologize if this is in the wrong spot but I'm new here and this looked as close to an "Introduction" thread as I could find.

I'm Larry. I'm 23. I am a Maintenance Mechanic at the County Jail. I am a former Security Guard of 3 years prior to my Maintenance job and bounced around factories as a Temporary Associate for the couple years leading up to that after my High School Graduation.

I bought a house this past August with my lovely 21 year old girlfriend who has put up with me since April of 2014. She is a Lead Teller at the local Credit Union where she has been for 2 years. She is very slowly getting into shooting and hunting. And by slow I mean slowwwww. But I have patience. I finally got her into it enough to where she was ecstatic about the 9mm that I got her for her birthday last year. This year I hope to get her into long guns and will hopefully get her a small centerfire rifle for her birthday to be my hunting partner.

I like to consider myself a gun nut. I have a Concealed Pistold License and I carry 99/100 times a Glock 19 and 2 spare mags full of Hornady Critical Duty and a Glock 30SF loaded up with Federal HST's on those odd days. I also have a Maverick 88 all-purpose 12 GA, a Browning Light-Twelve Auto 5 that was passed down to me by my father, a Remington 1100 Trap Model, and my predator gun: a S&W M&P 15 Sport. My family has gotten i to Clay Target shooting in the last 5 years as they started a Clay Target team at my former High School where my younger brother and sister have taken advantage and smoke the competition. I am a seasoned Whitetail hunter and have kind of grown away from it as I explore all the other forms of hunting. But I'm not saying I'm done with it either. As a child my family were die hard Whitetail hunters so I never got the experience of hunting anything else so I am attempting to learn all the do's and dont's and gather up all the equipment I'll need to harvest the species at hand. I'm severely attracted to Predator hunting so I'm diving in head first. I've been lurking hard here because of the abundance of great information. I hope to maybe meet up with some of you some time and maybe call in some dogs and fox.
Posted by: Brad W

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 02/20/17 09:34 AM

I am a 28 year old graduate student in kansas. In the university world there are not a lot of hunters so I am always looking to meet new people. I have built a couple of AR15s and an ar10. I'm always working on some sort of project...the gun collecting addiction runs deep. I am waiting on my first supressor and am building an active night vision system. I've seen a diy rig or two here so I will enjoy learning more about those. I don't have access to much hunting land here but I get out as much as possible in my home state of Wisconsin. I do my deer hunting in Cazenovia on some land my younger brother does a great job managing. I would like to bag some yotes but they frown on that in the suburbs of wichita! I do have some access to land nearby so hopefully I will have some pictures to share soon.
Posted by: Tstorm1

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 03/19/17 08:02 PM

My name is Mike and I've been on here for about a year. I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of NY and left as soon as I got out of college. Spent 5 years in the Navy mainly between California and Alaska and a couple years working for the Air Force. Been working with public safety and forestry for the past 17 years. Have a desk job in the off season then wait for the phone to ring for wildfire support in the summer and fall. Growing up my father was a wildlife biologist and goods friends had a huge farm. We hunted pretty much everything and did varmint/woodchuck control for the farmers in the summer. Got out of hunting for years with the military and such but got hooked up with a great family in Upstate SC and back into hunting. Family has 100 head of cows or so, now learning how to coyote hunt as a few calves have been taken. Really enjoy reloading and getting really accurate groups. Have a wife that is daughter and grand daughter of police officers so range time and hunting are all good. If you're in the Central or Upstate SC area drop me a line.
Posted by: Redjaw

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/13/17 01:18 PM

My name is Tim spike Davis. I work and live in the inner city of Chicago with a church. I also draw the coyote cartoons , Scattered Thoughts , for Predator Xtreme magazine. I have been happily married for 28 years to the love of my life.
Posted by: renegade

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 09/07/17 09:46 PM

Good Mornning All. I say Good Morning because that is what it is here in Afghansistan. Not new to the site but has been a VERY long time since I have been on. I have been working as an Armed Security Contrator for the State Department for the last 4 or 5 years and haven't gotten on here much since being over here. Just wanted to give a shout out and say hi to everyone on here. I really miss being able to get out and get some dogs and hopefully soon will be able to get back at it. Hoping everyone is having a great day.
Posted by: Oakley

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 11/05/17 08:49 AM

Hey everybody, new to the forum here. I've been reading through it for about a month or so and finally decided to join. The amount of knowledge on these boards is unlike anything else I have came across. I've been hunting my whole life but never for predators and am ready to get going.

I am from Florida originally but am now living out in Colorado. Looking for dogs in these mountains seems like it's going to be a challenge but that's never stopped me. I ordered the Primos Alpha Dogg and that should be here midweek.

After doing six years in the Army and being medically retired, I vowed to spend my life as peaceful and honest as I can. Basically just staying outside fulfills this for me and I couldn't be more excited to have another outlet.

Anyway, if anyone would want to hunt together or maybe just send some pointers this way, feel free. My schedule is very flexible and once I get the Alpha Dogg I plan on spending more time chasing coyotes than not!
Posted by: TravisTrack

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/20/18 11:01 AM

Hello, everyone! Newbie here, from Tampa. I'm glad to have found this great online hunting community. I'm hoping to learn more from the other members here. Cheers!
Posted by: Treerat-sniper

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/20/18 10:59 PM

Greetings all, longtime reader, 1st time poster. I'm a 43 yo married male from BFE IA. I'm a Class I FFL dealer of 19 years. I'm a NRA Pistol Instructor (& NRA Life Member). Also current member of SCI, NWTF. Former member of HHI & VHA. 20+ years ago, I did a brief stint in the Army as a 12B. I hunt everything available in my area from squirrels to whitetails. I'm a turkey hunting nut and hunt nest-raiding varmints & predators to ease the pressure on my local birds.
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/21/18 12:10 AM

Welcome Treerat-sniper!
Posted by: Treerat-sniper

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 12/23/18 06:52 PM

Thank you sir!
Posted by: Telegood

Re: Tell Us A Little About Yourself - 06/13/19 10:26 AM

I will be short: I am a student from Vienna, I have recently become interested in hunting. And now I want to know it better!