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    A few months ago, I had posted that I was considering pulling the plug on SMO. However, after giving it a TON of serious thought, I have decided to hang on in there. I just don't think that I could not visit this place. I'd miss you all something awful! My only hope, is that someday, this place will liven up. Maybe if we all work together, we can turn this place around. For starters, I think we need additional (perhaps two or three) staff members to get things rolling. If you're willing to share ideas, recruit new members, and dedicate time to SMO, then hit me up in a private message. We also need someone that knows a thing or two about maintaining the forums and the main pages. We have had the same photo on our main page for a looooong time. It needs changed, but I dont know how to do it. If you do, then lets talk. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for being so awesome!!! xoxo
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    How's it goin everybody? My name's Levi from SE Mo. Looking forward to April!
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    I've been seeing a lot of good reviews on the new Canik tp9 sa from Century Arms so while i was in town today I went by Eagle Pawn to have a look and ended up taking one home. If you're in the market for a new pistol these are pretty hard to beat. The gun came with two 18 round mags (made by Mec-Gar) a serpa style holster, two backstraps, mag loader and a bore brush for $369 but I got them to price match down to $324. I haven't got to shoot it much but 50 rounds of aluminum case 115gr fmj in with no issues and the trigger is amazing comparable to a H&K vp9 and a little better than an XD. Hopefully I dont get snowed in tomorrow so I can go shoot it some more.
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    The winner of the 2014-2015 ShoMeOutdoors.com Ultimate Outdoorsperson Challenge is....... SASSY RED!!!!!! Congratulations! You did amazing! A big thank you to those that participated! Oneshot, you did awesome!!!! Now, I need a mailing address for both, SassyRed and Oneshot. This year, the runner up gets a trophy, too. Thanks again!!!
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    Step 1: Make sure your photo/file is less than 2 MB in size before starting. Just below the reply field, click on "more reply options".
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    Well, after a month of anxious waiting, I finally got my new pistol this past Thursday. I had picked out all the parts, sent them to my buddy, John Pruitt in Tennessee, and he sent me back a one-of-a-kind shootin' iron. I decided on a .62 caliber smoothbore so I could shoot both PRB and shot. With that pesky work thing getting in the way, I wasn't able to shoot it until yesterday. This morning, Sunday, I was fixing breakfast and watched a gray squirrel run across the patio and up on a mulberry tree just in front of the kitchen. Seeing a prime opportunity to break in my gun, I was torn. He was plenty close enough for a shot but would he still be there by the time I got out all my black powder supplies, measured powder and shot, stuffed everything down the barrel and ran outside to pull the trigger? I pondered the situation for a few minutes and finally decided to "seize the day". I turned off the waffle iron, went through the loading process (Simon Kenton I am not) and ran out the door hoping for the best. Of course, by the time I got out there, he wasn't anywhere to be found...for a bit. I finally spotted him bouncing around in a small white oak at the north end of the house. Donned in my sweatpants and house slippers, I sneaked to the edge of the porch and waited for a shot opportunity. When I finally saw him again, he way lying flat on a limb trying to hide. The distance was about 15 yards. I put powder in the pan, steadied my aim and pulled the trigger - nothing! There was flash in the pan but no boom. The gun was still dirty from yesterday's shooting! I quickly wiped out the pan with my finger, poured some more powder in and pulled back the hammer. By now, the squirrel was onto my game and had jumped into a nearby persimmon tree. I waited for him to stop and then put my sights on his head. This time when I pulled the trigger, I was rewarded with an explosion, a cloud of smoke and the satisfying "thump" as my prize fell out of the tree and hit the ground. A team of the best plastic surgeons could not remove the smile from my face! The shot distance, again, was about 15 yards. I used 40 grains of FFF powder, 1 overpowder card, 1/4" lubed wad, 3/4 ounce #6 chilled lead shot and an overshot card. The pistol has a 12" octagon-to-round barrel and a large Siler lock. The stock is walnut with osage trim. The furniture is homemade and it has a brass ramrod and ramrod tube. Darren
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    This my best ones. I have several bad broken and chipped ones.
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    Bad not being like normal people going to the store but we're Poor raise what we can in our Garden and Orchard. Go Hunting or Fishing when we get tired of Tame Rabbit or Chicken. oneshot
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    Here is a video from the Fuji JZ100 camera (14mp). The camera is set up to take color video during the day and color pictures at night
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    Has anyone had the opportunity to go out to Colorado for one of the Over the Counter elk hunts? I am beginning to plan an archery hunt for 2016 and am attempting to begin narrowing down what units to look at. Any information and pointers would be extremely appreciated!
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    This past weekend I scored 80 rounds of brass cased 762 x39 and Lee dies for 60 bucks. Then a b nib Rem 700 SPSV in 308 for 500 even. And a New Spikes tactical 14.5 upper complete with their new break pinned and welded. For 600 bucks.
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    Well, I did not hunt but 2 times the whole 2014 season. Started a new job that I love and didn't take a day off. I work at JH Custom in bolivar now. Get to work on some sweet cars and trucks everyday now. And now I have weekends off, and am gonna get to hunt this year. So I got a pse bow coming and bought the wife and kids barnett crossbows. They are hoping missouri allows them for normal archery season. I don't have anything against it! I also sold off all my wildgame and primos cams and am now using browning cams. Have one setup in the field where I always have had one. Will see how it does before I spend more on 2 or 3 more. Figure I have a few months before I start seeing bucks with hea d gear anyway. LoL Have not been on here in a while, but now that I can on tapatalk I wil be here way more often. Here is the buck my oldest boy shot last year. A young 10 pointer that I really would rather him not have shot, but hey, he had not shot a buck before, and I got summer sausage. Have also picked up some new land to hunt, won't hunt it often, but its a big chunk, mostly fields/pasture that my uncle owns, but we are gonna see what it holds. Need to thin the yotes out there also. So we are hoping for a good season. Now the wait! :-)
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    Any recommendations for a good place near Fenton/Arnold area for taking a ccw class? I seen SharpShooters in Affton had one for $135. Tom
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    Had some crappie for dinner, man there is nothing better than butter flavored crisco...a cast iron pan and some caught that day crappie. Caught them at Jacomo off of some of the jigs I tied.
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    I reload my heavy volume calibers on a couple of progressive presses. They\'re great when I need a couple thousand rounds for a last minute prairie do hunt or an extended training trip to the range. The more calibers I find myself reloading the more bulk batches I do. If I\'ve got x thousand components for a caliber that a press is set up for and have a fairly urgent need for a different caliber, I\'ll finish off the first so I can change over often without testing the first batch. Progressive presses turn out good ammo fast, they also turn out bad ammo fast.That\'s how I ended up with 700 rounds of 9mm loaded with a minimum 38 super charge under them. Bad bad bad. I even test fired a couple of these and didn\'t notice the mistake.This said, I have never pulled a bullet. If it\'s bad it goes in a bin of bad ammo to be dealt with at a later date. The only pullers I had ever seen were those kinetic hammer pullers and they looked like a pain. I told a buddy about my issue and he loaned me this. The Hornady Cam lock bullet puller. A $25 die saved me $75 worth of components.and in 3 hours I turned 700 rounds into this.
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    Here she is with her trophy! Congratulations Pretty Lady!
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    What line do you all use for catfishing? I bought some 12# Eagle Claw mono last year, and I just can't seem to cast it very far. And, it's so thick that it's hard to tie a good knot in it. Any advice?
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    This weekend (6/26/15-6/28/15) is the annual United Bowhunters of Missouri Rendezvous. One of the activities at the event are the can raffles where folks buy tickets and drop the tickets in the can next to the item they would like to win. All the items in the raffle are things that people have donated to the cause. I usually make a couple of arm guards and donate them but this year I got ambitious and made this side quiver. I was afraid that I wouldn't get in done in time but lucked out and had almost a week to spare! Hopefully, the club will make a couple of dollars off of it. The body of the quiver and the strap are made from bison leather and the tan trim is deer. The orange leather is Honduran caiman as well as the black arrowhead. The lettering is ring lizard and the scaled leather is actually tanned carp hide. I carved the buttons out of deer antler and the hanging ring out of moose antler. Everything was sewn by hand using artificial sinew. Darren
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    I finally managed to kill one, hunting by myself! One of the best days ever! 11 inch beard, 1 inch spurs.
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    A Missouri State trooper pulled a car over on I-70 about 2 miles west of Columbia. When the trooper asked the driver why he was speeding, the driver said he was a Magician and Juggler and was on his way to St. Louis to do a show for the Shrine Circus. He didn't want to be late. The trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling and said if the driver would do a little juggling for him then he wouldn't give him a ticket. He told the trooper he had sent his equipment ahead and didn't have anything to juggle. The trooper said he had some flares in the trunk and asked if he could juggle them. The juggler said he could, so the trooper got 5 flares, lit them and handed them to him. While the man was juggling, a car pulled in behind the State Troopers car. A drunken good old boy from central Texas got out, watched the performance, then went over to the Trooper's car, opened the rear door and got in. The trooper observed him and went over to the State car, opened the door asking the drunk what he thought he was doing. The drunk replied, “You might as well take my ass to jail, cause there ain't no way I can pass that test
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    Finally got my 2013 archery kill home and on the wall.. very memorable hunt! Watched him within 75 yards for over 3 hours before getting a shot?
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    Meet Doc, my new (5-year old) golden. Registered and fully trained. This is the third golden of my lifetime.
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    If anybody needs an extra in a group, feel free to invite me. I'm looking for some good friends to go with since none of mine go very often. I've been before so I know the basics, but I'm no veteran at it. I love waterfowl hunting, just don't have the people to enjoy it with or places to go when I do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Sure hope the ebola hasn't gotten you fellars! ;-)
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    Won\'t do any Good if you can\'t get ammo. English did the same with the Indians :gun:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-.../3084959/postsoneshot
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    Sorry guys right now I dont have any pics of any thing but Crappie. but I will get some up.I like to Bluegill/hybrid/shellcracker fish best place I found is Duckcreek CA near puxico there are some monsters. Last time I went my Dad and I fished all day 6 hrs or so cruising around and caught nothing we was headed back to the dock and bam we caught them we sat between 3 cypress trees and caught 51 fish between us. the fish in the wire baskets totaled about 54 lbs, most where a foot long and 7-8\" tall. Some of the best fighting fish ever they would bend my bass pole double! and my 12\' plole was great to slingshot the out of the water. I might have to make a trip up to Duck Creek this weekend!
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    My neighbors have a huge wild raspberry patch that they don't mess with much and always let me pick all the berries I want. I finally got over there last weekend and in between rain showers picked about a gallon. I should be able to get another gallon this weekend. I turned some of them into a cobbler Saturday evening. On Sunday, I made raspberry/white chocolate scones so I had something to eat for breakfast during the week. My daughter asked, "Dad, did you bake some charcoal briquettes?" They may look odd but they sure taste good! Darren
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    Got a pair of Boots from Wal Mart a few years ago. Have been doing my best to keep them going. My wife says Wal Mart won't take them back. What do you think? oneshot
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    Went to feed this morning, stepped out the Door there is four Squirrels out in the yard. Decided to work on Neighbor Relations. So went got the Rifle. Had campers from the city across the road, so didn't want to shoot towards them. Moved on the other side of the Squirrels. Two went up the tree by the Garage. Ok this is Good. Shoot one drops. Wait the other one is watching me, jumps down on the Garage. Not wanting to shoot holes in the roof I run around back. It is going for the Big Timber. I pull up and shoot it drops. Pick them up and put them on the Porch. Go ahead and feed. Come back around the house there is my Son and my Granddaughter. Son is laughing. What you laughing at? My Girl went in asked Grandma if she knew she had two dead Squirrels on the Porch? Go to clean them, my Granddaughter helped. She says that one is a Boy. It was an Old Boar. I said yes I got a Boy and a Girl. Was cleaning the other one, she looks at me. Grandpa you sure that one is a Girl? I took another look. You are right this is a Young Boy just has a Little one. Funny I have couple Grandkids in the city that would freak just seeing them on the Porch, much less help clean them. Seems natural a kid like my Granddaughter learning about Life and Things. oneshot
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    If anyone is looking for a good place to go I would recommend http://www.outdooradventureshunting.com/ Nice guys and will do everything they can to get your pig. Here's my little feller. I bet he'll eat good. My buddies pig. And his dad's.
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    I would have put this up sooner but I was having trouble uploading pictures. Opening day of turkey season me and a buddy stumbled across a huge patch of mushrooms. This was what we could fit in our pockets. Then we went back and picked a bunch more. Each bag was 3 pounds. And heres a few more from the same spot 5 days later.
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    I have been away from this site for some time and I'm surprised that more things haven't been posted. I would be interested in helping in any way to make this site work. It's one of the few sites that deals just with the outdoors in Missouri and that's what I like about it.
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    We are looking for a nice campground with stuff for kids to do for Memorial Day weekend. I\'ve scoured the internet and found many good ones it\'s just that I know looks can be deceiving both for the good and bad. Was hoping maybe someone on here would have some suggestions of previous stays etc. We are pulling a travel trailer and with gas prices climbing and time being an issue, I\'m wanting to stay within a 3 hour drive which covers most of Missouri. .... thanks in advance.
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    Been a decent year, coons just are not cooperating though. 31 possums, 2 beaver, 1 bobcat, 4 skunks, 13 coon and 4 coyotes. Let's see if pics upload here
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    http://voices.yahoo.com/the-basics-fun-successful-crow-hunting-12606257.html?cat=11
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    Realizing that I hadn't posted anything on this site in a LONG time, even though I had been hovering. So as a birthday present to myself, I'll tell a story. There I was, on our annual Florida fishing trip, 45 miles offshore, fishing in 200 feet of water. We were catching 15 lb Bonito after 15 lb Bonito, with the occasional Mahi and King Mackerel mixed in, and I was exhausted. (For those that don't know, a Bonito is related to the tuna, but is full of dark meat and not good for anything except chum or bait.) Here is a Bonito, real pretty fish. Tired and needing a rest, I decided to drop the 16 ounce weight to the bottom to fish for snapper. All of a sudden, about 100 yards from the boat, there was a huge explosion and a large, long, silver fish launched out of the water, flew about 25 feet into the air, and crashed back into the water. I was sure it was a large king mackerel, but my uncle thought it looked more like a barracuda. A flying fish was gliding away from the launch site, so I knew he was still hunting. I figured it was a large king, and I was game for another fight and another fish for the smoker. I threw a cigar minnow on a circle hook and let it free line off the back. Next thing you know, the reel was screaming and the fight was on. Now comes the scary part. About 20 minutes into the fight, I notice that my reel has almost been spooled. I also noticed that this particular reel did not have the nice 100lb test braid on it. I asked my uncle what was on it, and he said I picked the poorest choice in rods. He has $1000 rod and reel combos on the boat, Nice deep sea set ups. I was told that I had the fish on a $40 Penn with 20 lb test line on it. Ooof. Well, I figured I already had a king in the icebox, so we'll play. I tightened the drag down, and started wrenching the fish in. About 40 minutes in to the fight, I was at the back of the boat, and the fish was up toward the front. It's tail came out of the surface, and I realized the tail did quite look right for a king. So, I thought for sure it was a cuda. Can't eat a cuda, I had a good fight, so I really pulled to get the fish close to me figuring I didn't care if I pulled the hook. From the front of the boat, it circled under the boat and came out right underneath me. As it came out from under the boat, I looked down upon it and saw blue tiger stripes. Stripes???? Time for a story break. Fishing in the gulf, there are certain fish that usually only bite to certain types of fishing styles. Snapper usually only bite on deep drop lines, king mackerel usually only bite on free lined baitfish close to the surface, marlin usually only bite on fast running lures trolled behind the boat, as do the large Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. We don't troll, so I have no chance of catching these fish. I'd like to, but we just don't play the odds. No chance, or so I thought. "WAHOO!! It's a Wahoo. Holy crap." There were a few more explicative words put in there, but that was the basic message. When I said wahoo. everyone snapped to attention, and there were three grown men at the port rail ready with gaffs. The wrenching stopped, and the finessing began. Once more around, and three gaffs went into the water. The fish came over the rail, and before it hit the deck, the hook came out. This was the first Wahoo caught in the family, and one more fish for me to knock off my bucket list.
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    There are at least a dozen bills currently being considered that are aimed at damaging or destroying the Missouri Department of Conservation. They're coming at the MDC from every imaginable angle, but Rep. Robert Ross, District 142, has come up with a couple more. Ross recently filed HB’s 833 and 834. HB833 would flatly prohibit “clear cutting” and establish the “Forestry Management Consortium” to implement and prescribe management of state-owned forestland. The bill would require the department to follow the consortium’s recommendations “without variance.” HB834 would prohibit the department from purchasing or receiving donated land without legislative approval. Ross additionally filed a joint resolution that, if approved by voters, would require legislative approval for any land purchased by the department. Although I'm investigating this further, the "clear cutting" Ross is attacking is the MDC's practice of creating food plots on many of its Conservation Areas to enhance wildlife habitat. Right now, the MDC is realizing considerable profit from the sale of timber, so I suspect this is another effort to cut their revenues any way possible. I don't think the other bill has a chance, because it is ridiculous. To tell private citizens they can't sell, or even donate, land to the MDC without legislative approval is so contrary to citizen's rights and free trade, I believe even those law makers blinded by their hatred of MDC's political independence will have trouble supporting this measure. Ross, by the way, is on the committee for Conservation and Natural Resource. What do you think?
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    Picked this up at my local Bushnell outlet last week. For $45 I figured I couldn't lose to bad. Played with it in the house and found the sounds to be clear and distortion free. It is very loud and drove the dogs nuts. The remote is easy to use. The reviews are about 50/50. Half the people love it and the other half don't like the sounds. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try it out soon. Primos® Dogg Catcher Predator E-Caller Features many different Randy Anderson sounds Up to 150-yd. remote range Great for seasoned callers or beginning hunters Draw the attention of wary predators with the Primos Dogg Catcher Predator E-Caller. This call features many different Randy Anderson sounds such as interrogation howls, female-invitation howls, coyote serenades, coyote-pup distress, baby-cottontail distress, baby-jackrabbit distress, fawn distress, rodent distress and woodpecker distress. Up to 150-yd. remote range. Great for seasoned callers or beginning hunters. Uses four AA batteries (not included). Also includes remote with one 23A battery. 6.6"L x 6.6"W x 11"H. Wt: 2 lbs.
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    I am looking for a lease, within an hour and half of st.peters would be ideal. Looking for a smaller plot possibly just 1 hunter to bow hunt deer and turkey hunt but at the most 3 hunters depending on the land. Willing to work out a variety of deals cash, work, give the land owner meat, I am open to ideas. Let me know if you know of land just message me and i\'ll get back with you. Thank you and enjoy your holidays.
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    bought a yak to blue-gill and crappie fish out of.
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    Had Company for Dinner,had Fried Fish,they commented fish was always Best at our place. Didn\'t tell them they had just ate their fill of Carp.oneshot
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    OK, we all hope we never have to defend ourselves from home intruders, but everyone owning a firearm tends to always have one firearm at the ready, close at hand just in case...So what do you use? I have everything listed....Except the wife anyhow, i always tend to have my shotgun in easy reach, i figure i will probably be half alseep, things will be fast and i want maximum effect. not to mention its just plain easier.