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    4 Hours Ago
    No, I hadn't heard about it Cory. I've said before that I'm no big fan of sharks. The population of every species in the Gulf where I fish are at all time highs for my lifetime. Being a fisherman, of course I don't like them eating a fair percentage of the fish I hook or destroying my cast nets. They cost local shrimpers a tremendous amount of money and time because of their propensity to bite through shrimp trawls as they are being towed. They could be called coastal coyotes or the pine beetles of the sea, however, if I decide to dispatch one, I try and make it as quick as possible. Even though I kill and eat both fish and game, I have great respect for most species. At the risk of opening a can of worms I'll say, on the other side of the coin, I have mixed emotions because it seems that many species are being valued at or above human life.
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    20 Hours Ago
    That's pretty brutal. A lot of different species here but thankfully nothing that painful. One species, the cannonball jellyfish, is harvested commercially for sale to the Japanese. Never tried one myself but some years they can be so thick it's unbelievable. I can rub them on my face with no reaction, but I've heard of some people that feel a mild sting.
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    1 Day Ago
    Plenty of squirrels here but in my hunting stands I sometimes leave a line for extended periods without any chewage. As far as work, in live pines that I haven't finished at day's end, I'll pull in a piece of mule tape to keep from sapping up a throw line.
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    2 Days Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Very impressive Bob!
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    4 Days Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    :lol:
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    4 Days Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    That's funny Bob, I just ordered some IMI 9mm ammo yesterday. Had never heard of it, but it had very good reviews. I think I read that it was made in Israel.
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    6 Days Ago
    :lol: Nasty things are like a cross cut saw and being as careful as I can, still usually get bled by 'em.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    If you've got a throw bag and throw line, you've got a plumb bob, Bob.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    It's mighty refreshing to see someone as humble and hungry as you are Robert. You're right on, the book and dvd study is vital, but there's a lot of book smart folks that are field stupid. Doing the work, seeing how different species hinge, putting rigging practices to work, climbing, running saws, most of the confidence and skill comes from field experience.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Great way of looking at it Spydie and very well put.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread HUNTING 2017 in The Rec Room
    Oh my! Heck of a mulie.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Nice Brian! What'd you cut the riser with?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    It's all relative Robert. Markets are different all over the country. Work in the city is generally more costly than that in the country. For someone in another part of the country to tell you what to charge for a tree in North Mississippi wouldn't be realistic. Your best bet would be to talk to local arborists to get a general feel for your area. And then there's the human factor in all that too. We do a lot of freebies and low bids for widows and vets. Whatever you and the customer find fair and agreeable is great. Of course you need to make a profit. Along with that, doing quality work, having a good reputation and being able to sleep well means a lot.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    It was good while it lasted. I sure hate to see a good outfit bought out and trashed. Time will tell but Sherrill is probably cutting his own throat.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    :thumbup:
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    3 Weeks Ago
    One tough dude!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Thanks Sean, I'll check mine out.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Yep. Get on a hot muffler with a pair of grip gloves and you can't get 'em off fast enough:onfire:
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Limbrat replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Motivating the bottom rung to climb up is much more beneficial to them and their society than encouraging them to stay where they are.
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    10-09-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Haha! I made it a point to be running the 395 when my daughter's boyfriend came to meet me for the first time.
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    10-07-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Man, ain't that the truth, "love your enemies, pray for those who despitefully use you, do unto others as you'd have them do unto you, feed the hungry, clothe the naked", pretty dangerous dogma for sure.
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    10-06-2017
    True in many industries, but in this biz sometimes "outside the box" can put you inside a box.:D
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    10-06-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I'm just curious why our European brothers are so concerned about America and our laws. If Denmark, Germany or Timbuktu want to ban slingshots or pass out RPGs, I figure it's your business. Looking for some insight.
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    10-05-2017
    Oh man. Not good.
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    10-05-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :thumbup::thumbup:
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    10-04-2017
    Steel toed Reeboks?
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    10-02-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    It's a Baptist group V. They sent a bunch of folks down your way too, I just got off the phone with an old friend who was stationed out of Big Pine. He said that places he had stayed on other keys lobstering and fishing were just gone. He also said I should ask you about poisonwood. I just looked at a video clip he sent, looks like a bomb went off in places.
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    10-02-2017
    Limbrat replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    A few pictures a lady from disaster relief sent of a job we did near Leesburg. A codom laurel oak that was uprooting and splitting. A local tree guy had come by and put a ratchet strap on it the day before and probably saved one house from major damage. These folks are all volunteers, most pretty good hands. The older gentleman on the porty is one of the hardest workers and finest men I've ever had the privilege to know. He worked circles around the young guys, runs a saw like a pro, working on rooftops, dragging limbs in oppressive heat and funny as heck. He also snores like a grizzly:whine:. Jeff, the operator was topnotch too. The guy with his hat on backwards had a prosthetic leg and worked like a dog too so that pretty well eliminated any whining from wimps like me.
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Florida cracker, raised on a farm in central Florida. Daddy was an ironworker/welder for NASA at Cape Canaveral along with running the farm. I bailed out of central Florida when the Disney boom hit. Been on the NW Gulf coast for over 35 years. Raised two fine kids, been married to the same wonderful woman for 30 years. Retired Duke Energy Lineman. Have commercial fished and along with tree work, also currently guide fisherman, alligator and hog hunters.
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