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January 28, 2008

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Discussion Topic: What Would You Do With $8 Million?

We’re guessing you’d do roughly the same as pro golfer Boo Weekley, who was recently asked what is most important to him.

From the San Diego Union-Tribune:
World rankings? No. Majors . . . ? No. Ryder Cup? No.

“If I play, I play,” he said. “Just let me get my five, six years in and let me get out . . . . If I can get $8 million . . ., I'm out of here.”

Then what, he was asked.

“Go hunt and fish and spend some time with my little boy . . .,” Weekley said.

Hunting, fishing, outdoor sports, those are by far the leading hobbies, or off-the-course lifestyles, listed by the 166 pros in the PGA Tour's 2008 Official Guide, . . . [including] Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Jose Maria Olazabal . . . David Duval . . . Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Greg Norman.

Check out the full article and tell us your reaction.

Comments

Bubba

YJ

The public really doesn't hit the WMA near me a hard as you would think.
It's archery only for deer. Shotguns are "non-toxic" shot, no shot size larger than BB. No seasons open except for deer, squirrel and waterfowl. The feral hogs are absolutely thick but with nothing but a .22 LR, I ain't going after 'em.
To get to a decent hunting area, you have to pack in a stand. If somebody gets to your stand before you do, tough nuggies!

I don't hunt 'em!

Bubba

YooperJack

Bubba
That's got to be difficult at best. Won't those hogs overrun those areas. Seems to me, they'll eat anything and destroy the native flora and fauna. I probably wouldn't hunt them with a bow either. At least a good sized pistol.
YJ

Gman

I would buy health insurance for everybody, even Alamo and Dr. Ralph.

YooperJack

Gman
I don't think your winnings would go that far!
YooperJack

ethan

Hey Blue Ox!
You said it perfectly in your first post.

Of course, Uncle Sam would take his "share" before I could get it to Zurich, but I would put a big chunk into charity(ies) of my choice, to get tax-deductions and so prevent him from giving my money to the lazy, complaining, thieving ba----ds and illegal immigrants sucking at the Great American Tit.

Aside from that, I'd use it how I see fit: some would go to the folks and to my (future) kids and grandkids, a little for my hobbies, and the rest would earn interest so I could buy big plots of land in the best deer, elk, moose, bear and cougar country and on the best salmon, steelhead and trout water I could find in North America.

Then, I'd just spend time with friends and family, and otherwise amuse myself until the Lord called, and I'd go Home having enjoyed life, leaving my friends and family full of good memories.

Bubba

Okay YJ

Here's the deal on the WMA's.

They are open to the public. You can place a "temporary" stand of your choice anywhere you like. If "Joe Bob" finds your stand and gets in it before you do, tough nouggies! It's on public land!
Feral hogs: The only "rifle" *legal* on the WMA is .22LR only! Yep, it'll take a hog, but if I'm gonna play them kinda games, it won't be with piggies! Because they are unhunted on the WMA, for the feral hog, it's a safe haven, so they stay!
Only the young and healthy archers are able to deer hunt as there are neither rifle, black powder nor shotgun seasons available on the WMA itself. So other than archery, the deer aren't bothered.
No motor vehicles of any type off a main road! Mike D., at this point, I am restricted from accessing a public hunting area, simply because I'm crippled! How 'bout them apples!
They are opening the WMA near me this spring to shotgun spring turkey season! If a bunch of folks don't get peppered good, or killed, it's gonna be a "mackeral" (miracle)!
Maybe it'll push some of those turkeys my way!

Bubba

Mike Diehl

What you can't even use a .22WRM?

Mike Diehl

"How 'bout them apples?"

Mealy. Was it up to me to write laws, if someone was really disabled I'd let 'em road hunt from a quad, provided that they actually stayed on roads.

YooperJack

Seems to me that's a dumb way to manage wildland. Maybe those hogs are easy to kill with a bow. I don't know anything about archery. There should be some type of firearm season, IMHO.
I don't know why our agencies don't make special provisions for disabled hunters. For the amount of people that qualify, I think we can all spare a little ground for those less fortunate. Plus, I'm a little squeamish, about judging what other people should be able to do since I don't walk in their shoes.
YJ

Bubba

YJ

About the toughest thing to kill a feral with is a bow.
Feral hogs have a "shield". Starting right behind their ears to the last rib before the flank, ferals have a layer of skin that reaches an inch in thickness. Bow killing a feral is not impossible, just hard to do! Probably easier to brain shoot an elephant behind the ear with a 7X57 Mauser!

Bubba

YooperJack

Okay Bubba, UNCLE! I'm not coming down there to kill one with the bowand arrow that I don't have.
YJ

Bubba

Yoop

I can harvest deer with some consistency. I don't have a real problem calling turkeys in the spring. I don't have much problem with quail, duck and dove other than I'm just not much of a wing shot!
The feral hog is probably one of the toughest hunts there is.
With just a little pressure, they go nocturnal. Their hearing and sense of smell make whitetails blush in shame! Their vision is not super but they are jumpier than a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs!
The smaller pigs, less than, oh, about 80 pounds or so are just beginning to form their "shield" and are pretty much like shooting deer other than they are smaller. Once they reach adulthood or 100+ pounds on the hoof, the shield is developed enough, especially on the boars, to absorb lots of shock!
On the big boys, boars of 175 pounds and up, you can just about rule out anything less than slugs, buckshot at close range and a rifle of at least the .30-30 class! I killed one pretty large pig with a .22 Hornet. I caught him sleeping in a thickett and slipped that 45 gr pill in his left ear. Ball game over.
It's not impossible, you just gotta know what's possible!

Bubba

YooperJack

Bubba
What's the deal on regs? Season, Boar/sow, Permits, etc. Hell, I forgot what state you're in.
YJ

Bubba

YJ
The season starts Jan 1 and ends Dec 31 each year.
To take feral hogs, you must only possess a current hunting license.
If a feral hog is occupying space and converting oxygen to Co2, it is legal game!
The bag is limited only by ammo inventory or the size vehicle you arrive in or are able to hire to haul the kill out(semi?)!

Bubba
P.S. I'm in a "state" of antiquity!

Bubba

YJ

I'm close enough to want to be in Texas, too far north of the Red River to call Texas home!

Bubba

GREG

I second Bubba on the "shield" I have personally seen an arrow bounce off. A 70 lb pull. big boar and that really pissed him off. Thank goodness I had aT/C contender in .30-.30 to calm him down a bit. Still took four shots to finish it. Pretty hairy situation. happened in the Mobile Bay Delta mid 80's.

GREG

Yooper they are considered verim there also.

Bubba

They are considered vermin EVERYWHERE!
The carry a disease known as pseudo-rabies which is particularly nasty to other livestock! And that doesn't even count for the rooting they do that can hide a tractor. Ask me, I drove a 4440 John Deere off in a wallow. Thought the front of the tractor fell off. Nearly broke an axle before getting her clutched and the off set out of the ground!

Bubba

another voice

With 8 mil , I would do exactly what Boo plans to do! Mother Nature and the outdoors is good to our souls!

Trae B.

Well the first thing I would really do is buy as much land as possible so no cheap trailer parks go up every where.BUt I wont be stingy I will lety just about any body hunt but they would have to go through a test so I can tell if they are the kind of people I want hunting there anybody on here will be welcome by the way.
And yooperjack would you complain if your kids suddently got loaded
and bought you a mansion in the middle of the woods and pretty set you up for life would complain.
And it would make me feel better knowing that my parents aint got to worry about bills and crap for the rest of their lives so they can just chill and go hunting and fishing.

Trae B.

wow...for some reason my post above got messed up so for once the bad typing was not my fault.

PB

I'd buy a new tire for my 4-wheeler... and put a roof on my brother's house... and get a Milky Way bar.

Bubba

Hey YJ!! Whuryat? (that's redneck for where are you)
I found one of your buddies this afternoon. Apparently he felt the spoiled grain might be a bit tasty and entered the "Twilight Zone"! Exit stage left: one 80 lb feral boar! Thank you Mr. .22 Hornet!!
Too bad they just imposed a burn ban in my county. No bbq 'til it rains, dog gone it!

Bubba

YooperJack

Bubba you gotta be kidding! You're dry down there? We're getting a lot more snow this winter. Should help the great lakes a lot. If that hog is 80 lbs, how does it taste? We had a huge pig one time. My wife cooked just about every meal with saurkraut. It was great! Actually, I figured out your hillbilly code before I read the explanation. I canhandle the southern accents just fine, especially when written. I don't know why but wherever I go in the South, no matter what time of day, if I stop in a gas station or diner for a cup of coffee, its always good! Do you guys just shoot the people that make bad coffee?
YooperJack

YooperJack

Judging by the Brittany Spears news of late, I guess we're all better off NOT winning $8,000,000! I wonder if she could legaaly even shop for guns. Not that she'd want to.
YooperJack




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