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    Well, my first pork butt was a huge success....

    Well, my first pork butt was a huge success. Smoked the 8.4 lb butt for 16 hours 45 minutes. Had a 10 degree discrepancy between the smoker thermometer and the probe one as to exactly what the...
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    Goin' BIG and stayin' home: my first pork butt in...

    Goin' BIG and stayin' home: my first pork butt in the smoker - 8.4 lbs. Hope it will be plenty of yum!
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    When you guys smoke a pork butt, do you put apple...

    When you guys smoke a pork butt, do you put apple juice or something else in the pan inside the smoker, or do you just smoke it without liquids?
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    Looks like Upstate NY is not going to happen. ...

    Looks like Upstate NY is not going to happen.

    I've been back several times to my local spot and the Tom I saw twice early in the season is not showing up - just those 2 stupid jakes. I may have...
  5. Absolutely YES. Most recently some guy :wink:...

    Absolutely YES. Most recently some guy :wink: started a "smoker" thread. As a result I bought a brand new electric smoker. Have copied a lot of recipes to use.

    I also got some great tuning advice...
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    Called in a hen and 2 jakes this morning. No...

    Called in a hen and 2 jakes this morning. No sight of the Tom. Hope to head to upstate NY later this week. Getting tired of waking up at 4 AM...
  7. Sticky: 2014 Turkey Contest (9th Annual Spring Contest) -...

    2014 Turkey Contest (9th Annual Spring Contest) - Scores Updated 5-17-15 Through Post #41
  8. Sticky: 2014 Turkey Contest (9th Annual Spring Contest) -...

    2014 Turkey Contest (9th Annual Spring Contest) - Scores Updated 5-17-15 Through Post #41
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    Got out Tuesday and Wednesday - nothing in range....

    Got out Tuesday and Wednesday - nothing in range. Was going to a friend's place in upstate NY, but his child got sick and he had to stay home. If we go later that's either going to be a goose egg or...
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    Got out there this morning - a young buck came in...

    Got out there this morning - a young buck came in to 8 yards of the blind. He was skittish, but I thought I'd mess with him and hit my box call and slate. No reaction. When I hit my mouth call...
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    Hey guys, congrats on gettin' it done!! I'm back...

    Hey guys, congrats on gettin' it done!! I'm back in town and ready to hit the blind again. Hope to join you on the scoreboard soon.
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    Set up in the wrong place this morning. Had I put...

    Set up in the wrong place this morning. Had I put my blind where it was yesterday I would have had a 30-35 yard shot on a nice tom. Bummer.
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    Went out this morning - set up my blind at 4:30...

    Went out this morning - set up my blind at 4:30 AM. Shortly after 5:00 heard a deer come by - cautiously. At 5:20 I had two gobblers to the east and one to the northeast. By 6:20 AM I had called and...
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    Well, it was opening day and I screwed the pooch....

    Well, it was opening day and I screwed the pooch. Had a gobbler and hen hung up what seemed like 10 yards behind my blind (to the east) when I shifted in my seat and my rangefinder clunked into a...
  15. Sticky: 2014 Turkey Contest (9th Annual Spring Contest) -...

    2014 Turkey Contest (9th Annual Spring Contest) - Scores Updated 4-26-15 Through Post #26.

    Owing to travel I will not be able to update the scores next Sunday. Next update probably May 10.
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    :set1_pot:

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    Seeing fewer here in CT near the Westchester...

    Seeing fewer here in CT near the Westchester County border.
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    Oh, yeah!!!! Congrats!!!!!...

    Oh, yeah!!!! Congrats!!!!! :thumbs_up:thumbs_up:darkbeer:
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    My season opens April 29. I hope to seal the deal...

    My season opens April 29. I hope to seal the deal in the first couple of days...
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    Matt - If Bob had only told me the positive...

    Matt - If Bob had only told me the positive virtues of P&Y I would have been a member years ago!:wink: And if he shot a BowTech instead of a Hoyt he'd have the #1 polar bear instead of #5. I'm trying...
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    Okay, Matt - i hear you. I expect I will join the...

    Okay, Matt - i hear you. I expect I will join the P&Y Club and see you in Missouri in a couple years.

    Went out with my buddy, Bob (fresh back from the P&Y gathering in Arizona), this morning to...
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    Just what is more important: our turkey team...

    Just what is more important: our turkey team score or not short-changing a bunch of kids so bad that it would put them in therapy for the rest of their lives? As the contest mod, I'm just...
  23. Sticky: Scores updated 4-19-15 through post #14.

    Scores updated 4-19-15 through post #14.
  24. CT: Spring season - 3 bearded birds from private...

    CT: Spring season - 3 bearded birds from private land in the fall; 2 from state land with a permit;
    Fall season - 2 either sex
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    I hunted the woods from a ground blind opening...

    I hunted the woods from a ground blind opening day a year ago - in the rain - and met with success.
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    She looks great! Is she a hunter, too, or a...

    She looks great! Is she a hunter, too, or a huntin' buddy?
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    That's the funniest looking bow I've ever seen......

    That's the funniest looking bow I've ever seen... Congrats!
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    Yeah, I did - plugged it in and took it out...

    Yeah, I did - plugged it in and took it out several times, twisted, etc. Pulled the batteries and let sit for minutes, etc. Bum unit for sure. Made in China, like they all are - Farberware included....
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    Well, I broke in the smoker last night. Decided...

    Well, I broke in the smoker last night. Decided to do something easy to start with: Beer Can Chicken. I made a rub:
    1 T fresh ground black pepper
    1 T salt (this was a little heavy for my taste -...
  30. Sticky: Scores updated 4-12-15 through post #10.

    Scores updated 4-12-15 through post #10.
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