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  1. layoutshooter

    Their in!

    This thread is for passing on things we like to do while "laid over". Well, since I am now on full time "lay over", I have started cooking again. A couple of weeks ago it was our prize winning chili. Last week a made a big pot of beef soup. Took 3 days to make it but it sure was good! Now, I...
  2. layoutshooter

    Bipartisan WOW!

    Mrs. Layoutshooter and I took 2nd place in tonight SE Michigan Chili Cook Off. One of the impartial judges was a DU biologist. One was congresswoman Debbie Dingell, a flaming liberal Obama bum and the other was Dustin, field rep to Tea Party Rep Tim Whalberg! MORE proof that I am a "centerist"...
  3. layoutshooter

    There is hope

    There is hope in the fight against invasive species. One of the things we learned about at the DU weekend was a "new" method of fighting them. They have been working on it for several years and believe they will have it available in another 5-10 years. It involves a kind of "GMO" work where...
  4. layoutshooter

    Great fun!

    I did a pheasant/chucker hunt today with 10 other guys, and one teenage girl. Had a wonderful time. I had the extreme pleasure of hunting over, two, champion wire haired Griffons. We also had a Springer with us. I got to see a triple point, the two Griffons on the outsides and the Springer...
  5. layoutshooter

    Super Night!

    The Monroe County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited had it's "Hunter's Night Out" dinner at the Monroe Rod and Gun Club. It was a SUPER night. It was sold out, 200 guests. It is a much smaller event than our spring event, but it made a lot of money for wetlands conservation. As it is with all of...
  6. layoutshooter

    Oh my!

    This is the result of not leaving a window open a crack.
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    This says it all!
  8. layoutshooter

    It's FUN time!

    I finally was able to get all the components needed to start loading for my 5.56MM. It was a journey that took several months of researching different loads, bullets, powders etc. Then several more months trying to locate everything. I have 4 different bullets I intend to load, 2 target and 2...
  9. layoutshooter

    Need some?

    If anyone is in need of 5.56X45MM ammo here are some links to some pretty good prices. It's good to see the price coming back down again! 1000 Rounds of Bulk 5.56x45mm Ammo by PMC - 62gr FMJ M855 - Steel Penetrator Rounds 1000 Rounds of Bulk 5.56x45 Ammo by CBC - 62gr FMJ better yet...
  10. layoutshooter

    Words of Wisdom

    The problem with doing nothing is that you never know when you are done. Tatoo: A permanent reminder of temporary insanity. Thank you and good night.
  11. layoutshooter

    All Gone!

    Yesterday's wind storm was responsible for a rather substantial seiche. The marina where we normally keep our boats, was bone dry. What that means is that more than 6' of water was blown out by the wind. The canal behind my friends house was dry, it is normally between 4' and 6' deep. The water...
  12. layoutshooter

    Try Again

    We are going to TRY and get the boats back in the water tomorrow. We have one of our "celebrity" hunts Wednesday, it's a 3rd attempt to get this one in. It got iced out last year. We were going to hunt tomorrow but winds are still going to be dangerous. SO, we will get it a try on Wednesday.
  13. layoutshooter


    DARN IT! Hunting again in the morning! Tomorrow is one of the many "donated" hunts we do every season. They are donated to conservation organizations as fund raising prizes. Tomorrow's hunt was donated to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge for their dinner this past spring. The...
  14. layoutshooter

    They have arrived!

    The ducks have FINALLY shown up! There are tens of thousands of birds out on Lake Erie. They started coming in last evening and the influx continued all day today. LOTS of red heads this year. Not a lot of bluebills yet, that push has not yet started. We shot 10 today, including 4 red heads...
  15. layoutshooter

    Rare Hunt

    I am doing a rare hunt for me in the morning. I am hunting with an old friend. We are doing a field hunt for ducks and geese. The last time I hunted a field was with this same friend. Should be fun!
  16. layoutshooter

    Here WE GO!

    IT'S time to hunt ducks! I put the boat and decoys in to the water today! The layout boat is going into the water tomorrow. Saturday we are having a birthday party for my Dad, he will be 92 on Sunday. Sunday it's out onto Lake Erie for our first crack at layout hunting. The ducks are not yet...
  17. layoutshooter

    DU Event

    Jan and I spent the evening with our friends from Ducks Unlimited tonight. It was a "sponsors event", where we were spending far more time educating them on where their dollars went as opposed to making money, although we did quite well in that regard. Two things really stood out tonight. The...
  18. layoutshooter

    Good price

    If you are looking for 5.56MM (NOT .223REM) ammo I found this at a pretty good price. Federal Lake City 5.56 NATO 62 Grain Green Tip Ammo - 1000 Rounds
  19. layoutshooter

    Pointe Mouillee

    Spent a good bit of time out at Pointe Mouillee setting up for Sat and Sun Festival and Duck Tournament. We got lots done, seem to be ahead of last year, which is good. LOTS of "bird watchers" out there today, taking pictures of migrating hawks and other raptors. AS per NORMAL NOT ONE of them...
  20. layoutshooter

    A BIG Win!

    Hard work and political action by Michigan sportsmen's group, and other like minded, sound thinking people, won a BIG victory over groups like PETA and the American Humane Society. We managed to get bill passed that affirms that the DNR in Michigan can control hunting and fishing using sound...