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PostSubject: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 4:17 am

Today it's supposed to break 100F in these parts and with the humidity we've got it'll probably crack about 112F heat index! affraid I have no urge to punish myself for shooting as it's miserable early in the AM as well as the PM! This time of year it's dang nigh impossible to get or catch a breeze as I've got a wall of corn on three sides of me. That'll all be coming down soon however as the combines will be firing up the first week in August. July/August/September are our 'killer months' for heat here and this is one ole boy that will be glad to see cooler days roll around! This year is flying by and it'll be Thanksgiving before we know it! I'll be leaving for Kansas Saturday with my son and grandsons as we've got chores to complete at the camp so you guys stay cool! :suhlute :tup2
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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 6:50 am

Labor Day was the "work day" weekend for a hunt club I belonged to near Montgomery, Ala. It was unusual if it was under 100 deg. We worked from sun up to noon. Had lunch and a siesta and went back to work at 4:00 until 8:00.
That was the only way to handle the heat.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 7:03 am

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Labor Day was the "work day" weekend for a hunt club I belonged to near Montgomery, Ala. It was unusual if it was under 100 deg. We worked from sun up to noon. Had lunch and a siesta and went back to work at 4:00 until 8:00.
That was the only way to handle the heat.
Exactly what we do! After lunch....a Siesta is the Order of the Day!!

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 8:29 am

I haven't experienced the Alabama, Louisiana or Florida heat and humidity you all speak of. However, we lived in Virginia for 15 years and I worked on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay for years. That was enough for me. We moved to Colorado 30 years ago and the "dry heat" and never looked back.

The worst I experienced was on a motorcycle trip from Colorado to Arkansas, traveling through the Oklahoma panhandle and down to Caddo, OK in mid-July. Sweating did no good because the air was so saturated with moisture that there was no place for the sweat to evaporate to. A cooling vest that I would wet in the morning also did not do very much. There has to be enough of a low humidity for the water to evaporate and cool. That is not a trip I will repeat.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 10:13 am

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Labor Day was the "work day" weekend for a hunt club I belonged to near Montgomery, Ala. It was unusual if it was under 100 deg. We worked from sun up to noon. Had lunch and a siesta and went back to work at 4:00 until 8:00.
That was the only way to handle the heat.


No, moving is the best way to handle it.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 12:23 pm

But there were big deer there and I was a founding member. I killed an average of 5 deer/year there for 22 years. Great place. So good that the state bought it. You can hunt there now for the price of a hunting license.

The Alabama biologist 'demanded' that we kill 100 does/year on our 6600 acres. We doubted his judgement but we were wrong. The buck population exploded when we did what he said.

When politicians come into the equation, biology and common sense go out.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 12:33 pm

That would be nice, but I can't stand humidity. I'd be miserable.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 12:55 pm

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@patocazador wrote:
Labor Day was the "work day" weekend for a hunt club I belonged to near Montgomery, Ala. It was unusual if it was under 100 deg. We worked from sun up to noon. Had lunch and a siesta and went back to work at 4:00 until 8:00.
That was the only way to handle the heat.


No, moving is the best way to handle it.

The Rockies are nice to go spend a bit of time in but.....it would be damn difficult to grow rice, corn, soybeans, and cotton up there!! cheers Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 12:57 pm

We're actually getting a break today! Still close to 90 but the thunderstorms are moving in. Nice shade to block out that horrible sun.
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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 2:22 pm

@Sharpsman wrote:
Muley wrote:
@patocazador wrote:
Labor Day was the "work day" weekend for a hunt club I belonged to near Montgomery, Ala. It was unusual if it was under 100 deg. We worked from sun up to noon. Had lunch and a siesta and went back to work at 4:00 until 8:00.
That was the only way to handle the heat.


No, moving is the best way to handle it.

The Rockies are nice to go spend a bit of time in but.....it would be damn difficult to grow rice, corn, soybeans, and cotton up there!! cheers Shocked


We grow elk here. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 2:30 pm

We grow gators and pythons here.  pale

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 2:56 pm

What do you like about Florida that keeps you there? Do you hate cold weather that much?

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 2:58 pm

We grow weed :ROFL :ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 3:01 pm

Glad I don't use it. Did you see what they get for it?

What's funny is they advertise weed on radio commercials.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 3:27 pm

I don't know how anyone can afford it to be honest. Drug dealers are a lot cheaper though because its not pure like the store bought stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 3:41 pm

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What do you like about Florida that keeps you there? Do you hate cold weather that much?

I'd never move north of Tennessee. Winters are cold  and skies are always overcast in the winter up north. It's very rare that we don't see the sun every day regardless of the season.

We have a 7 month long deer season and lots of rivers plus the Atlantic ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Add in my kids and grandkids and there's no reason to leave.

I do wish that all these jerk-off idiots that move in and want things like they are "back home" would go "back home." Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 4:14 pm

As someone who had skin cancer removed from my mug. I can do without the sun.

I prefer to hunt in overcast days. I can see better. Light snow flurries is even better.

I know this is weird, but I hate summer.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 5:04 pm

I am in the same boat with Muley on face cancer and not liking summer, but I like elk hunting in the worst possible wind with heavy snow blowing horizontal.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 20th 2016, 8:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 21st 2016, 8:38 am

I know why you are scratching your head Bob, I forgot to put a "d" on the end of like. And you are right, it is very doubtful I can ever hunt like that again. All I can do is pass my way of taking game to a young person. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 21st 2016, 9:20 am

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"young person"...does that include me? rendeer

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 21st 2016, 10:18 am

"As someone who had skin cancer removed from my mug. I can do without the sun."

I went to the dermatologist yesterday. She only managed to 'freeze' my right ear margin and cut a "maybe melanoma" off my back.
She usually finds 3 or 4 to burn, cut, or freeze. Six years ago she cut a 7" gash at the base of my throat to remove a stage zero melanoma.

The easiest and most lucrative job in the world is being a dermatologist in Florida.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 21st 2016, 10:45 am

The Colorado boys get over 300 days of sunshine....starting at a mile high and going up to over 14,000'.................I always wear a wide brimmed hat. t up

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 21st 2016, 10:46 am

You certainly get more sun, but sun at high altitude is more damaging than at sea level.

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PostSubject: Re: Lovely weather!   July 21st 2016, 11:38 am

Muley wrote:
You certainly get more sun, but sun at high altitude is more damaging than at sea level.

True. Unless you are on or near a lake or ocean. The refraction gets you then at sea level. 
(Obviously, if near water at high alt. it is worst, too.)

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