***Official LIVE from the Stand Thread, 2018***

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  1. dnoodles

    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

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    I have an idea- take that "chili" and set it aside for a minute-

    Need: food processor
    take a 1⁄2 lb vienna beef hot dogs, (skinless) run it thru the processor with a little water until finely ground

    add that and following to a mixing bowl:

    1 onion, finely chopped
    3 tablespoons ground cumin
    3 tablespoons mild paprika
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    2 cups water

    add the "chili" meat and mix well with all ingredients above (including ground hot dog)

    saute mix in pan (cast iron if you got one) at med/high heat - if your "chili" meat was "no add" you may want to add 2 tblsp butter or a little pork fat. It should be moist but not soupy when you are done.

    that's it- but be prepared for the best Coney Sauce you've ever had. Put it on hot dogs (Vienna natural cased frankfurters are best. Dietz and Watson if you can find them. I would say Koegel's but those are a Michigan thing and unless you have a hook up you won't find them. D&W are the closest I've found.) Also really good on top of nachos, and as a stuffing in stuffed peppers.

    As any Michigander knows, there is a difference between a Coney dog and a chili dog. Chili dogs have a soupy chili on top (beans or not.) Coney dogs have a semi-dry very finely seasoned ground meat mix as described above, and are typically topped with very finely chopped white onions. Additional condiments of your choice.
     
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  2. virginiashadow

    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Scouted a long time today. Love finding negative terrain corresponding with a topo funnel.

    Also found a swamp with a tracks pounding through it. And I knew it was special when I found a Budweiser can below a tree. Lol

    Also found some big buck tracks...back tracked them up a steep hill and found a pounded side trail through the thick stuff[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Oh yeah. And this awesome find.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Do you favor creeks and waterways? If so, why?

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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    I don't really. Most of the deer I've killed over the years Ive killed on higher ground. That being said, walking near water and especially where multiples ravines drop into that water, has led me to some good finds. If I have a hub so to speak and I find great tracks down low near those drainage ditches, I know the deer population is good in that area...and the reverse. If I get to a low hub and don't get much of anything in terms of deer sign, I know that it is probably not that good. Just helps point me in the right direction.
     
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    arrowflinger1 Weekend Warrior

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    Just sitting there would be fun in it’s self, nice find!
     
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    You have already killed next year's buck with all this scouting. The buck just doesn't know it yet.
     
  8. virginiashadow

    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    I hope. This 30k acre spot is new to me as of last year. Learned maybe only 500 acres last fall. Figured I need about 20 half day scouts this off season to get in the ballgame come fall.

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    Wasn't sure where to post this. Sunday afternoon after church, my brother in law, a friend, and I decided to go squirrel hunting. Right as we were about to call it quits and I was making my way thru the woods to get back to them, this coyote came running and splashing right up the creek and stopped 10-15 yards from me. Definitely a memorable hunt.
     

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  10. cls74

    cls74 Legendary Woodsman

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    Better on the grill, but giddyup anyway :lol:

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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Little Swamp Stalker style. Found a good little swamp thicket with some beds and a pinch down wind.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Thank goodness some nice soul added this rope for me to cross the river. Thought I was stuck
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    John T. Weekend Warrior

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    Hot dog= tube steak. Thanks for all the photos! Got me motivated to get back in the woods this week with a camera. Turkey season is around the corner and need to get ready for deer season. Nothing like planning ahead!
     
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    Gee they also left a log too.

    Use caution with both! Ask me how I know
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Yes, they imported the log from Alaska. lol
     
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    Headed in to scout a half mile long swamp from hell. Wish me luck so I don't contract any known diseases and don't sink in quick sand. Swamp buck or bust.
     
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    Well I sunk up to my waist several times today. Found a cool little island surrounded by a swamp. What a pain in the butt to get onto. Maybe a 1.5 acre island. Not much for buck sign but there is a trail right down the middle of it and it was loaded with tracks. Not really sure how to approach this spot. Maybe through a trail cam on it this fall and get some Intel for the following year? Wait till gun pressure pushes them onto the little island. No one in their right mind would want to do what I did today to get on that spot.

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  18. Wesley Lofton

    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Who all is out chasing birds?


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    Saturday is our opener
     
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    Saturday here to
     
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