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  1. Was finally able to get out and do some detecting in a couple of old spots and a new spot with Luke. The 1 gram I got from the new spot at about 4 inches. YES.....lots of new ground to hunt! And the .1 I got from a old spot at 1 inch deep. Great day to be out in the peace and quite and find some gold Tom
    13 points
  2. Check out the shape of this one!
    8 points
  3. Hard to beat a lightly brined rotisserie roasted duck basted with green peppercorn sauce and glaze of choice with wild rice on the side . . .
    5 points
  4. My boy Spike back in his prime. Actually, he was about 9 years old in this pic. He's now 16 years old, half blind and half deaf, and his hips are slowly giving out.
    4 points
  5. Today was our last day of waterfowl season. Went out with a bang.
    4 points
  6. My son gave me this sweet little Glock 19 for Christmas. A nice Bianchi holster and a bucket full of mags too. I only had a few rounds for it and couldn't find any factory ammo on the shelves. So I ordered a few plated bullets and scavenged a bunch of brass. You cant buy small pistol primers but I have thousands of small rifle primers. They seem to work just peachy. I traded a buddy for a nice set of dies and found a pound of Red Dot that I have had laying around for 30 years. I worked up a load for it over the last week. After 150 rounds I got my load just right and my p
    3 points
  7. Thought I would share a pic of the Sea Bass we caught last October in SF Bay. I wanted to go for Halibut but the captain said they were already starting to head out to the ocean and instead recommended we go for Sea Bass. Glad we took his recommendation! Mine is the one on the right, 43" long.
    3 points
  8. Went out a couple days ago and shot a big boar. He was a whopper! Roasted him over mesquite today. This is what he looks like now. The meat just falls off the bone. It is delicious man! Seared over the fire and then wrapped up with some bacon on top to provide some fat. About 7 hours over the coals. Then I pour off the juice and make the sauce. I "pull" the meat and then pour the sauce back over the meat and let it all cool overnight. I use a little Claude's BBQ sauce and rub the meat with black pepper and red Chile before cooking. The sauce is the juices with
    3 points
  9. I won't hunt with guys like these. It is always the same story. First they talk about plucking their duck all the time. Then they want you to watch them pluck their duck. Before long they are showing you pictures of guys plucking their ducks. Pretty soon they are wanting you to pluck their duck for them. I'm happy skinning the bird in the privacy of my own duckboat. Call me old fashioned I guess. Not to judge guys who are into that sort of thing. Im open minded and all. I just would rather hunt with my own crowd.
    3 points
  10. We breast our ducks and geese and take them to the butcher and have them made into pepper sticks.. yummy
    3 points
  11. We smoke the whole duck then eat it with a homemade wild berry sauce. Or we will breast them out and smoke them with bacon wrapped around the breast chunks. Or take a whole mallard breast, butterfly it, then fill it with jalapeno cream cheese and wrap with bacon. That was dinner 3 nights ago. Mmmm...
    3 points
  12. We sponsor the whole MRDS database directly on the Land Matters servers. Nothing is missing from there. If you are trying to view the whole MRDS in Google Earth you can expect it to fail. The USGS discourages attempts to display the whole MRDS with Google and suggests you download and use only smaller areas. https://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/help.html That's one possibility. The other is that you suckered for the "new" MRDS map on the USGS website. The "New" map only shows selected features. Not sure who selected them but it's obviously not what you are looking for.
    3 points
  13. The wife and I decided to spend Christmas in Pacific Grove, perfect spot for a little rock fishing near Lover's Point. Using a mussel I scavenged off the rocks my first catch was a nearly 13" striped perch. Next was a big, fat beautiful 15.5" blue Cabazon off squid, one of the fish species I was hoping to catch while there. Most blue Cabazons are female but this was a male. Next time I hope to get a lingcod.
    2 points
  14. My favorite way to cook wild ducks is to stuff them with apples and celery and slow roast them in the oven for a couple hours while basting them with beer, wine & whiskey. Then, about 1/2 hour before they are finished cooking I dump out the apples and celery and rinse the cavity with beer before basting them again and putting them back in the oven. Wild rice is a great side dish -- especially If you can get some real wild rice from Minnesota. Add a can of chicken broth to the wild rice when you cook it and add a stick of butter when it's done. If you don't want to go through all th
    2 points
  15. Never plucked a one, Bob . I only hunt fir butterball turkeys. They're genetic engineereed to be featherless.
    2 points
  16. Hello everyone, I am new to the forum but been around the block a time or two. Live in northern CA. Enjoy metal detecting for nuggets and like all forms of prospecting. This looks like a great site and Recognize a few of the members. Look forward to being on this site, Auburn Digger
    2 points
  17. you asked for a full video from start to goldpan well here it is ive changed the design a bit to a more round design the physics are better in this
    2 points
  18. Heads up. if you have research to do involving the BLM LR2000 you will need to do that before Thursday of this week. The BLM is saying they are going to close down the mining claims portion of the LR2000 this coming Thursday the 21st. The MLRS replacement for the LR2000 mining claims reporting system is supposed to go live on Monday the 25th on another website. The mining claims payment portal was closed down last Friday the 15th. You can't make a mining claim payment for 10 days until the 25th. If you mail in a payment it won't be processed until the 25th. Land Matters has adju
    2 points
  19. It looks like something you would see in an adult bookstore. I think I will just keep "skinning the bird" the old fashioned way.
    2 points
  20. Way to go on those nugs Tom. Luke
    2 points
  21. I have been hunting ducks and geese for 32 years and have been a waterfowl guide for a big chunk of that. I have NEVER seen that!!!! Wow!! I just showed my 2 boys and they thought the same...WOW! To just the common duck hunter who goes out a few times a season, they might not see a genius here. But to those of us who clean ALOT every year, dang. New technique for sure. Thanks Slim!
    2 points
  22. There's always the Yardbird Chicken Plucker(after scalding the bird real good to clean and soften up things). It looks lik a small washing machine ,built for spin cycle only, and full of rubber fingers that do the plucking. Looks like it's takes all of 5 seconds to do the job( for a chicken). Could be there are designs for duck with their many more feathers. Cabela's has a vid "How to pluck a duck" involving wax to get the feathers and down. "Can't make the "Tee" time, today, gotta wax my duck."
    2 points
  23. We make pounds and pounds of goose jerky. We cut it thin on the meat slicer, let it cure in High Mountain jerky seasoning and then throw it in the dehydrator. If we cut it thin, its easier to find the pellets which leads up to less broken teeth haha. And the ol GoldBug2 is awesome for finding the steel shot too.
    2 points
  24. Non-citizens are not allowed to hold mining claims. So if this "Chinese dude" has filed any claims they are not valid. I expect this fellow is not Chinese at all. He is probably as American as a ground beef taco.
    2 points
  25. what are you on about troll?
    2 points
  26. It's obviously a liberal conspiracy.
    2 points
  27. The snowflakes have left so here's an oldie but goodie to celebrate.
    1 point
  28. Bottom fishing with live sardines. All morning we were catching nothing but small sharks and then the tide changed, and then it was 20 minutes of White Sea bass fury! The captain told us this was the first time in nearly a century that the sea bass came into the bay.
    1 point
  29. Nice Fish! We're you trolling or bottom fishing?
    1 point
  30. 1 point
  31. As long as the snowflakes go away, we'll be okay.
    1 point
  32. That is like boneless buffalo wings. Boneless buffalo are no fun to hunt because they just lay there on the prairie. You just walk up and kick them a couple times and that's it. There is no sport in it. I bet they use hot wax to get the feathers off a buffalo wing.
    1 point
  33. Frozen Road Gold Click Here to watch Video Metal Detecting Frozen Bedrock in the middle of the road in the heart of the California Motherlode. Jeff and Gary ( Two Toe's ) are in search of bedrock outcroppings in the area of old Gold Rush workings. The Fortyniners worked this area during the California Gold Rush lets see what they missed !!!! Please Remember to always fill in your holes after digging SG 033
    1 point
  34. Always enjoy both you and Gary's videos. Thanks for the effort you put in, the are always entertaining and I learn something new from most of them. Regards, Kyle
    1 point
  35. Bob Yeah it was a good hunt. It warmed up here for the last week so it opened up a couple of our frozen cattle ponds we hunt. Very good closing weekend.
    1 point
  36. Right on good to see some nuggets, hope you have fun pulling more from your spot. ht
    1 point
  37. Here is the opposite side
    1 point
  38. Very nice!! Great job.
    1 point
  39. well done always good when finds come out of old and new ground
    1 point
  40. I like teal and woodies but a big old greenhead is my favorite. In the midwest, many ducks (especially mallards) and geese feed in picked corn fields. That fattens them up and makes for a great taste. Same thing with the deer, but they don't wait for the corn to be picked. They are in there as soon as the cobs are ripe.
    1 point
  41. Every duck species has a different taste. Some are stronger tasting than others, just like any other wild game. Personally my favorites are Teal, Sprig and Wood ducks. They mainly eat seeds and grains so they dont get a fishy taste like the diver ducks sometimes get.
    1 point
  42. Only about 37%. The rest of us are eating tacos.
    1 point
  43. Thanks guys, I live in Wisconsin so its hard to go there now. Should be in Zona now but with covid we stayed home this year, get to enjoy this balmy weather, it's warmed up since this afternoon its now 34 degrees and snowing. A friend sent in his dues and got back the stuff so [ stickers, club card ect.] I guess i'm good to go, thanks for the help. Good luck finding some nuggets this year, Toby
    1 point
  44. Have you asked Jeff Williams?
    1 point
  45. May br data was lost when(if) some sort of data storage upgrade or transfer was done. Have you asked them why data is missing? How deep down the rabbit hole do you want to go? I have a red pill and a blue pill...
    1 point
  46. Hey, Toby If you are in the area, and all else fails, you might go up to the camp in Franconia wash, and talk to the folks there. Made a trip down there last winter, to guest-hunt with a detecting buddy who is a member. Gotta be a board member in the mix there, place was pretty full last winter, likely more so now. Cool place, but man, if 50 cal AP bullets were worth money, I'd be a wealthy man. 👍 Regards, Kyle
    1 point
  47. I ran across this article today. I'm sure most of you have seen photos of these geodes in the past. But I've never seen one this big. https://mymodernmet.com/large-amethyst-geodes/
    1 point
  48. UPDATE ON CV19: it's been almost 10 months since I had the CV19 and some of it is still with me. About once or twice a week I start the cough again but one or two sprays of the throat spay stops it in it's tracks. Finally got my taste and smell back but in the months that have followed I've lost 17.7 lbs. I wasn't fat so the weight loss has been in my muscles.The Doc's here don't know how to stop the loss only to say eat more and lift weights. Saturday a couple here bought their first detector, a Minelab Gold Monster 1000. they brought it by my house
    1 point
  49. I think you'd be lucky to get one gram in a week's time at some of those rrpc claims.
    1 point
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