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Rick Butler
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I could use a tutorial also. I can get them sharp enough to pop a hair or two hair but Ray gets 'em sharp enough to do an appendectomy.

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sticksnstones
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Cool! I glued up this block and fished out my fine mill/bastard file. It's a Nicholson from Wiggin's Hardware nonetheless [Smile]

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I don't know if it's going to make it to Flint, but it's snowing pretty hard here on the lake shore today! Weather like THIS is what makes a Michigan guy want to go south and hunt pigs in the spring!!!

Gear is packed, and I'm counting down the hours!
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Let the dog out this morning and when he came in, he was covered in snow. Came out of nowhere. Just a dusting, now it's all gone.

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Rick Butler
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Good Lord!
Up at 0600 this AM and stepped outside with the dog, it's snowing??!! Can't complain I guess, this IS Michigan. Thom When are you leaving for HH?

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Yeah guys, and was that two years ago we got blasted on Easter proper? Crazy.

I'm picking up Dan around 9pm in GR tomorrow night and heading out from there. That will give us several hours to play with so we can stop for a sit down meal or more coffee. When are you guys heading out?
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Rick Butler
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Tomorrow afternoon around 4 or 5, we're gonna take our time getting there.. See you guys Thursday! Oh hey... what time do we meet Ray at Wiggins?

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Nice, enjoy the drive!

I think Wiggins closes at 6pm, that was right about when Ray got there. First thing we did was went for BBQ, so don't fill up!

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Rick Butler
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Another great weekend that came and went way to quickly. Got on some hogs saturday morning but was betrayed by the wind. That afternoon had a small one cross broadside at 15 yrds. but no shot by the time I got my bow up.
Again, Ray was a great host, chef and guide and we finally got to meet Squirrel Bait, not to mention having Woody Blackwell in camp to demonstrate knapping. Thanks again Ray, lokking forward to getting back down there real soon.

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What a great weekend temps in the 40's to 70's

Hey Tom give me your addy for that string silencer material

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That might have been my best weekend since my last trip to Hog Heaven... Nope, I'm sure of it!

The wildlife was everywhere; pigs, deer, turkeys, gators, snakes, etc. Man, the place was alive! It was good to finally meet Andrew, Mike, Woody, and Harry. Fine bunch of guys there, regardless of the trouble I kicked up with my grits comment a few pages ago.

My only bad news is that my Countour Roam camera is quite wide angle and the videos I shot of those piglets and the deer is kind of hard to make out. I do have several videos and I'll PM those to you guys later.

Ray, I'll PM you my address in a minute.

Rick, just let me know when we're going back because I'm in!
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All around an exciting weekend. I'll try to get those pics burned to a disc and mailed out this week. If you guys can pm your addresses.

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I had an outstanding time! Ray was an excellent host and it was great to meet all you others as well. There was certainly no shortage of game and an abundance of other wildlife. Hunting pigs is so different from whitetails and was an exciting change of pace from my normal tree sitting routine. I'm confident god created these animals as a gift to bowhunters. I'm missing it allready.

Woodys presence in camp was great. What that man does with rock is an absolute art. It has lit a fire in me to learn to knapp functionable arrowheads.

Dan

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Once again, a great hunt. Great to meet Mike, Woody and Dan for the first time and reconnect with Tom and Ray.

My son was able to fly in from Phoenix and hunt hawgs for his first time and had a blast. I believe this was the first time that Rick and Sean, myself and my son all hunted together, and it will always remain as one of my best hunts ever. We ate, laughed, hunted and meet new friends, it just doesn't get much better!

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Ray,

Why didn't you order those temps when I was down there??? 70 was the low, not the high!!!

Thom,

Grits are good food-no matter how you eat them!!

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