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  • Birthday 03/18/1960

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    Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Rodeo, building things in the shop, Only run IHC all my years of ranching.

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  1. Anvil would be hitting a pretty dense object. Might be a toss up as to which one breaks πŸ™„
  2. Kinda long but I laugh my arse off every time I read it..........πŸ˜„ I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home. I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up -- 3 of them. I picked out.. ..a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it...it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and then received an education. The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope. That deer EXPLODED. The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity. A deer-- no chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back. Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head --almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day. Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -- like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape. This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down. Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head. I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope to sort of even the odds. Read More: A Guy Trying to Rope a Deer Might be Funniest Story Ever | https://mykisscountry937.com/a-guy-trying-to-rope-a-deer-might-be-funniest-story-ever/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
  3. Don't know what that emoji is between the dancing man and woman. on my phone last night it looked like a hammer. Now, on my laptop, it looks like a straight razor.......................which would be a whole 'nother activity for you and your MIL😳 LIke the evil spirit angle. I have a few spirit stories but none have been evil. A friend has stories about a local ranch house that would curl your hair.
  4. LOL, when I was much younger and not near as wise. I come across a badger on a correction line. He made it under the fence so I took off after him with the only weapon I could find find which was a shovel. Running across the pasture with me in hot pursuit whacking him on the back as best as I could. After about a hundred yards, he tired of the game, turned the tables and chased me back to the pickup swinging the shovel back at him without hitting him onceπŸ˜„ I am sure that somewhere in Wheeler Co, there is a family of badgers that still tell that story and laugh whenever they get together for the holidays πŸ˜†
  5. Does your MIL complain that you two never do any fun activities together? πŸ’ƒπŸͺ’πŸ•ΊπŸ€­πŸ˜„
  6. It is dry in so many areas out here. Think a lot of calves will be pulled early. Got my weaned fall calves gone today while prices were still pretty decent. Will take the money and buy some hay before those prices go crazy. Got some locked in at $20 a ton higher than last year and glad to get it at that.
  7. Carlon or heavy wall pvc pipe works well. Glue caps on, drill hole same size as slow burning fuse. Pipe bomb without the danger of sparking and setting off when screwing cap on. DO NOT USE METAL PIPE. Cannot stress that enough. Smokeless powder works well too but in today's situation can be a bit pricey and not as fun as grabbing a friend with a couple rifles topped with thermal's. Not that I would know, just guessing πŸ™„πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰
  8. Lambda variant in country now. How many letters in the Greek alphabet? So I know when it will run its course and be done with.
  9. Sorry for your loss Seth. Everyone has some good in them. You obviously found it and that is what you are missing? We deal with many people in our lives. Some we will miss more than others but all will be missed some.
  10. Congrats, very Nice! I have a 706 gasser sitting in my "things to do when I get time" row. It is a bareback though and I use a 3pt a lot so it isn't getting moved to the top of the list very fast. Probably get running faster than the 656 hydro that is keeping it companyπŸ˜„
  11. Fawn Lake is about 50 miles SW of me My youngest is pretty close though. My wife is taking care of a hospice patient not far from the headquarters. Pretty big country. Ever travel that country Clay?
  12. Not really. I would say less than normal. Not sure why. Usually can't swing a dead cat without hitting a bike, pickup pulling trailer or big azzed motorhome pulling a toy hauler this time of year. I think the are spreading out more. Earlier and later. I dunno, wifey says I wouldn't notice a naked Jack Daniels girl with her hair on fire if she came up and planted on on my cheek.πŸ₯Ί
  13. Yes, fire and ambulance freq's with main base (dispatch) at Valentine, Ne and repeaters throughout our and neighboring districts.
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