- Feb 10, 2018
Have fun with yourself. You are a fricken badass. I'm not worthy. mtmuleySo. Mt Muley,
"I can do all that" you say
If you are looking at a set of deer or elk tracks, in light dust/dirt,,,just barely enough to see a set of indiivdual tracks from just one animal,,how can you determine if those the tracks are a buck or a doe or a cow elk from a bull. Forget size,,,there are big does and cow elk and small bucks and bulls. Forget urine location relative to hoof marks. Forget presence of fawn or calf elk tracks,,,forget dew clawws, forget how blunt the tips are,,,that shows age not sex, how, just by looking at a set of tracks of one individual deer or elk in just light dust/dirt can you dertermine sex and be 100% sure. Riddle me this and i am not joking. I am talking about serious bush craft.
And to other hunters,,if you know,,,do not spill the beans. Mt. Muley has claimed he can "Do all that" Let him prove it
Beginning to sound like a school yard in the second grade!With the proliferation of his posts on page 1 at any given time, and his overall verboseness, methinks that anyone unlucky enough to ride with him would find their windows locked because he truly believes that everyone enjoys the smell of his farts as much as he does.
I was in residential construction for most of my life. A tough buisness. I often had a man ask for a job as a carpenter and say, "I can do it all".My friend what will be gained? I've been in Construction my entire life and everyone that came looking for a job that said "I can do it All" we never hired. Back when I started a man who was a Craftsman by European standards took me under his wing and taught me on Saturdays on my own time. He said I have no time to waste on someone that only wanted enough Knowledge to go somewhere else for a buck more an hour. I'm of a great age and I am taught everyday something by someone or a book even a Utube video.
I m h o --- It's not ever a good day for me to belabor the obvious. I find most people show themselves for what they are eventually.
But just know, my campfire is always open and warm for anyone to share, that shows themselves to be friendly.
When you look at a man standing up, unless he is overweight, his hips will be narrower and his shoulders wider. A woman, by virtue of her needing wide hips for her birth canal will be the opposite and she has narrow shoulders.Have fun with yourself. You are a fricken badass. I'm not worthy. mtmuley
I don't personally know you so I don't judge anyone.I was in residential construction for most of my life. A tough buisness. I often had a man ask for a job as a carpenter and say, "I can do it all".
That is a very bold statement.
Then I would ask him,,,about cutting rafters,,,about building stairs,,, building rake walls, hanging doors, cross sighting, doing interior trim, crown mounding and cutting cope joints. Some guys had answers,,,others had none and just began looking down at thier feet. That is how I am.
In 5 to ten minutes I knew who I was dealing wth.
The best carpenter I ever hired told me straight up that he just got out of jail and that he could do it all. He was a single dad, raising two young boys on his own. Mom was on drugs. He behavior in jail was excellent. He wanted out to get his sons back and out of a foster home.
He had the personality of a junk yard dog,,,real mean baddass, but he really could "Do it all".
We got along really well, even though he broke one of my biggest rules for employees. He just could not get to work on time most days.
One son was 6 the other 8,,, being a "Mom" every morning took that extra time. He was a good father to his sons. I let that tardiness go.
I gave him raise after raise,,,bonuses too.
He never was a friendly person,,,rather a brash know it all,,,but he did know it all.
Again,,,best carpenter I ever hired. He calls me up to say hello every year around Xmas. His kids are all grown up and stay out of trouble. He says thanks for my giving him a new start in life . He kinds grumbles out the "thank you". He was a "real good baddass". So am I.
Thank you,,,very politely delivered,,,,worth my reflection, but as you said you do not know me.I don't personally know you so I don't judge anyone.
It truly matters not. But in my years of observation of people I have found some "truisms"
Most that blow there own horn So loudly are "A Legend in there own mind"
There's a word for that "Narcissist"
I took my first hunters ed class in 1962. Not only were there WW2 vets there, but even a few WW1 vets. It was the WW1 vets that actually began the idea for the Pittman Robertson Fedaral Aid to Wildlife Act of 1937.You Sir. Have risen far up on my Totem, Full marks.
We of an age, sometimes seems like from another planet, stand in awe at "The younger Generation" So much piss and vinegar, but little else.
I remember going to a store ( won't mention names) and asking for the isle were I could find "C" select white pine. I got the 100 mile stare, the reply was Sir, we have "white wood" I don't know what kind your asking for. Oh how times change
Sometimes we can be a bit "full of ourselves"
In this strange world.
One day perhaps we can share a camp fire and think on the days of "Sanity"
Meant to say Droppings not Drippings above. my eyes get tired at this time of the night.I took my first hunters ed class in 1962. Not only were there WW2 vets there, but even a few WW1 vets. It was the WW1 vets that actually began the idea for the Pittman Robertson Fedaral Aid to Wildlife Act of 1937.
They came back from the War in Europe and saw that nothing was left of wild land or wild animals. That experinece led them to begin the restoration of American Wildlife. Not many people know this.
I grew up with genuine American heros, they taught me how to hunt and shoot. I found thier rifles so endearing, 1903 custom springfields, Custom 98 mauser broght back from the war, Savage 99's, Model 70's Model 94"s and marlin 336's.
True I can get cranky, surly, much like the Clint Eastwood Koeran war vet Character in "Grand Torino"
Where I get humble is easy to say. When I see a hunter adhering to tradtional hunting styles,,,wanting to stalk, read game sign, pick up the drippings to feel how fresh they are warms my old hunters heart.
I have no issue with a scopeed rifle,,,just as long as it can fit in a tradional saddle scabard with grace. Many of the scopes i see with all thise big turret adjusring knobs irriratate me no end.
Now and then I see one used in a movie where some sniper is fiddling with them before killing a human being. I change the channel. The last thing the WW1 and WW2 vets I had as mentors wanted was a rifle with a military appearence.
They wanted beauruful rifles, they were hunting, not at war.
What really drives me to the point of ready to go beserk is seeing some guy hunting with a semi auto AR 15.
That about makes me want to thow up.
I really miss my hunting, fishing and shooting partner. We moved far away from each other in retirement. We have known each other for 35 years.For over 44 years I had a O3-A3 never shot it, was Nickel chromed, had a "Sniper Stock" I believe it was a parade piece, bore and barrel perfect. My Son Lusted for it his entire life, gave it to him at Deer camp couple years ago for Christmas. A grown man 48 years old crying will move you.
When I was in H.S. ROTC I felt privileged to be chosen for the Honor Guard, Carried a Garand, but once in a while we Carried a bolt Rifle.
Have to watch calling a Rifle a Gun, My Father was Navy he said Boy a "Gun" was on a Ship, not your shoulder,
Black rifles, not my cup of coffee either, I prefer Surgical, not spray and pray.
We of the "Ancient" old fogies definitely See differently but I think a bit more Clearly.
Seeing were our world is today saddens me, our Marines saddled by beaurocrats and loosing there lives because of fools.
Today I stand for my Uncle, 24 year Marine, Vietnam Veteran. 85 years on this Earth, many rivers crossed.
I have been with Patriot Guard Riders since 2006 an each time we do a "mission" for "One of The Fallen" it reminds me everyday there is ALWAYS going to be a Cost for our Country to stay FREE.
But Lord I wish we didn't have to Fathom so many fools in the process.
Sounds like his training payed off.Ohh and I have to add this. My friend has an alomost 90% success rate for elk on public lands. His technique?. He usually sits in one well scouted out place all season. If cold he even has a small fire right in front of him. He just sits there and waits with patience. Looks, listens and has shot elk just feet away from him. His latest rifle,,,a custom single shot 30-40 Krag carbine.
As a rule he has no interest in military rifles or military calibers,,he had enough of them, but with the 30-40 Krag, he made an exception.
Great to hear from you again Michael,Sounds like his training payed off.
I am a student of history and study much of the "Ancients" way of life, much to learn. Sadly most don't care anymore.
I was privileged to have been a Teacher for the Associated General Contactors school from 1994-1997 in addition to working during the day. I had first year and forth year. Forth year being the "Construction Management College Degree" the people we had were from across the board. But one common denominator was love of hunting and fishing. When there was a hiccup, we talked outdoor activities and how they related to Construction, most principle's being similar.
I find now most of the problems we encounter hunting and fishing are from "Don't care, don't give a Dam people.
Sad how far "Backward" we have come.