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Want a trampoline for five bucks? That is real doe.

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Deer eating garden

My wife and I have been invaded by deer. We are trying to keep the garden safe and were wondering if anyone has any ideas for a repellant that can be made at home. Any ideas are welcome.  

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hohow do you make deer call?

Deer

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How could I improve the trigger speed on my deer cam? Answered

Hi all, First, I have to inform you that I am a noob in electronics but am willing to learn whatever is needed. There is a lot of stuff on this site and I must thank all of you guys and girls that take time to put your instructables on here. I have a couple of deer cam (infrared detection camera) that takes pictures of wild game whenever they pass into the sensor range. The problem is that 2 of my cameras have a slow trigger speed meaning that by the time they take the picture, the ex: deer or bear is long gone or I get only 1/2 of it. They are ok for installing on feeders where the animal will stay for an extended period of time but not fast enough to install on a trail where the deer will be walking through. Is there a way or do you guys have a suggestion on how I could improve the trigger speed for these cameras. Right now, the trigger speed is around 3-4 seconds, which is wayyy too slow. I would like to improve to at least 1sec or below if possible. The 2 cameras are Wildviews, one is 5.0mp with flash and the other one is 2.0mp with ir flash Any imputs are welcomed. Thanks to all Lion_Heart

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Need help building an electrical apron to cover a garden and detract deer from an early breakfast,late dinner)?

The idea is to cover the garden with a fine mesh wire that is powered from garden lights with a low charge strong enough to deter deer;  which is not easily grounded, and which will not electrocute the neighbor's children and small pets. These mesh blankets would be able to be hooked in series from one to another to allow the protective process to "jump" from one small garden on the property to the next.

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how to convert a bust statue to hang on the wall?

I have this deer head table top ceramic bust that I want to hang on the wall. Any thoughts, ideas, products that could help me transform this to a wall hanging? I would like it to hang like the the rhino. Thanks

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air gun for deer hunting?

Bow hunting only need quiet gun

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Making Cast for Deer Antler Reproduction

My dad and I go deer hunting, and just today my dad got a small 5-point buck. When we went to get it cleaned, we asked to keep the antlers with a small region of the skull (skullplate) attached. I have it outside currently so that the remaining hide and can dry. They look pretty good, and I wanted to make a reproduction of them by making a mold. I've never made a mold before in my life, so I don't know what to use. I thought about Plaster of Paris, but I don't have any. I know it's made of gypsum, and I could get some of that from spare drywall. I'm really confused about it. If anybody has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!

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can anyone give me tips, suggestions or contacts for raising deer?

I am thinking about getting started in deer farming and am trying to do lots of research first

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Hunter Gatherer Contest Badly Timed- Ends before deer season begins

I am so excited to see the Hunter Gatherer contest here on Instructables. I am out of the country and cannot participate, but I did notice a major flaw in this contest. They say they want instructibles featuring dressed deer and other deer hunting related ibles, but they neglected to look up when deer season begins. The contest closes over a month before deer season even starts in most parts of the United States. Unless people happen to have documented their methods from last year, or deer season in the rest of the country starts well before North Carolina's, that contest will be sorely lacking in all things deer related.

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how to prepair deer antlers before being mounted, or after you have removed them from the head?

How to prepair deer antlers for being mounted?  Start details from removing them from the skull.

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Hunt/Gather contest ends before deer season begins!

I am so excited to see the Hunter Gatherer contest here on Instructables. I am out of the country and cannot participate, but I did notice a major flaw in this contest. They say they want instructibles featuring dressed deaer, but they neglected to look up when deer season begins. The contest closes over a month before deer season even starts in most parts of the United States. Unless people happen to have documented their methods from last year, or deer season in the rest of the country starts well before North Carolina's, that contest will be sorely lacking in all things deer related. 

Topic by WayfinderAli  


How do you keep deer out of your garden without a fence? Answered

I just planted a small victory garden in my backyard. The yard is mostly a steep hill, and the patch shown is just about the largest, flattest part. I planted cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, artichokes, and spinach. A few days later, everything but the artichokes has been munched, and there are hoof-prints all over. So, knowing I don't want to build a huge fence for a small hobby-level garden, how should I keep deer out?I live in a fairly urban Oakland, CA neighborhood, so despite what one might think -- and what I might enjoy --, hunting the deer is out. I read that human hair works as a repellent, but I don't need a hair cut anytime soon. Among other ideas, Country Wisdom and Know How suggests that I put a 4-foot barrier of chicken wire on the ground around the garden. Apparently, deer don't like to walk on chicken wire. Has anyone tried putting chicken wire on the ground? They also suggest tying a dog up in the yard near the garden, but I'm more inclined to the chicken wire idea.

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How do I get a musty smell out of leather? Answered

I picked up an old deer hide off of craigslist today.  It's in great condition, but it's been in storage for about 30 years and has developed a bit of a musty smell.  Any ideas on how to get rid of that smell?  It's not too bad, just enough that it kind of bugs me.  I don't want to clean it with anything too harsh, as I want it to stay supple and soft, if that's possible.

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AA or AAA Solar Battery Charger from Deer Feeder Solar Panel

Would it be possible to build a solar battery charger (AA, AAA or both) using a solar panel designed to run a deer feeder?  If so, how would one accomplish this?

Topic by leechild73  


help with deer antler knife handle? Answered

I read Here that Soaking or boiling an antler in water will soften it enough to insert a knife tang without drilling. it tells you how long to soak but not how long to boil it. i can soak it if i have to but I'd prefer the fastest way, so if anyone knows how long i should boil it i would really appreciate any info i can get. thanks in advance.

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Soooo.... I happen to have a bunch of deer teeth layin around. Bead-making tips anyone?

I've got a full set of deer teeth, still in the skull, though I'm sure the roots rotted out long ago. I'd like to know how to whiten the teeth without weakening them, and how to drill holes through them for bead-making. If it turns out OK, I'll make an instructable.

Question by Fenris The bbw  


I would like an instructable on how to build a brushguard for my 1993 Nissan Pathfinder?

I live in the northwoods of Wi and hitting deer on the highway is a fairly common event... in the event that this does happen, I would rather the deer take the brunt of the impact, rather than my vehicle. Any help would be great! Thanks!

Question by shiatzu  


Where to get a cheap compound bow?

I'd like to get one for deer season in NC for under $200

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Jerry can eat lobster, but not tofu. He can eat crabs, but not deer meat.Why?

The first correct answer will be featured on my next instructable with THECOOKIEMONSTER!

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Agriculture

Hi, I'm looking for similar agriculture triumphs from 2011. Here is an example of what I am looking for -> http://blog.machinefinder.com/6585/john-deere-s-series-combine-project-can-do I am also interested in helpful machines, and locations that have flourished. Thank You!

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Any techniques for preshrinking a "Jelly Roll?" (pre cut fabric strips for quilting)?

 It seems like it could be a big tangled mess if I put them in the washer/drier ---  This is for a quilt that combines a few different fabrics of variable provenance/manufacture - and similarly variable shrink rates.  Jelly roll in question is "Deer Valley" brand.

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How to recondition 12v lead acid cell battery for a Riding Lawn mower

Battery has never held a full charge very long since it was new, Needs to be recharged a couple of times during the season, only 3 years old. Can this battery be recondition to hold a proper charge or should I replace it. This is on a john deer riding mower.

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Does anyone know how to make a cheap dog tracking device that can be worn around the collar??

Got a dog that likes to run with the Deer, and fortunately we have found him everytime after a couple of days. Would have been easier if we knew which direction he had gone though. Perhaps he will never learn.

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How do I make a plaster mold of a track ,then paster it again so the track is indented instead of being raised?

I want to make amold of a track.(For example a deer track) then make a mold of that mold so that the finshed mold is actually indented instead of being raised.I want to do this with my grandchildren so thy can hang these tracks on their wall.

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I got a instructable i have been working on about tanning animal hides its done but i dont got pics?

What do you guys think should i post it with out any pics or should i wait till dec when i shoot another deer. If i post it now i will add pics later.

Question by Don,t try this at home    |  last reply


Hog Hunting with OUTDOOR LED LIGHTS?

I am wanting to hook up some solar powered red led lights at My deer lease to hunt hogs with. The light will have to be bright enough for Me to be able to see the hogs with My scope from about 100 yeards away. I know nothing about how to hook this up, what I need to buy, but I am handy to some degree. Any help would be great

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i've been playing with the idea of moulding my family's heads and affixing antlers, anyone got suggestion?

Instead of sending a family portrait to my nan, I've been thinking a trophy of my family's heads would be pretty sweet. I wanted to get a mould of our head and put giant antlers on top, you know like an elk or deer. Has anyone got suggestions as to the best way to go about this?

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Autonomous

I originally posted about converting a John Deere Power Wheels tractor to remote control powered through the RPi. I decided not to for various reasons. Time was one of those reasons. Now, I have been able to come up with a large scale electric remote control vehicle. I'm looking to hook that up in a collaboration with the Raspberry Pi. I have some ideas but just wanted to get some opinions and maybe even a difficulty rate as for as programming and so forth. Any help will be much appreciated!

Topic by SMILEY4242  


knex rifle with real trigger system

I have finely done it! behold the knex rifle! it is the first gun to use my new trigger system. the system consistes of a cog wheel, trigger and a hammer. the hammer and the trigger progressly move the cog wheel witch relases the rubberbands and fires the round. you cock the gun by pulling the hammer back. the gun is very strong and can shoot through carboard form 10 feet away. it has a grip and a popout baneut and the trigger for it is right by the grip. has a good handle and a light trigger pull. also the sides of the gun holds 6 of my deer slugs.instructions are being made.

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How do you keep critters out of your vegetable garden?

Due to recent disabilities, I want to do a raised (on a table) square foot garden this year. The major problem I will encounter are all of the friendly four footed furry friends that will come and visit it. Even though we are on several acres, our house is close enough to neighbors that noise makers are not possible and light does nothing to frighten then away. Nothing exotic out there, just some foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, opossums, deer and several feral cats. Maybe a spray on mixture, even if it had to be applied every day...THANKS

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Animals from old electronic parts

While browsing earlier I came across this gorgeous collection of animals made from electronic parts which features, among others, an owl, a deer, a horse, a flamingo, and a theropod (my guess is T. Rex, but who am I to say?). Gears become joints, springs become necks, wires become hair, chips become feet. The attention to detail and overall construction is incredible. I wish I could track down the creator, but I haven't been able to find out who made them or when. Anyone? EDIT: the author is Ann P. Smith. Thanks, Andib!Link via Arts design blog

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Anyone got an idea for a simple GPS tracker please

A friend of mine  lives out in the countryside (about 25+ miles away from the nearest village). His dog occassionally goes off on the trail of Deer etc. Normally it stays around the farm but every now and then off it goes when we are all working and not keeping an eye on it. I was wondering if there is a simple/robust GPS tracker that could be attached to the dogs collar (a bit like the dog tag metal disks that are available to put the owners name and address on)? My idea is that the owner could look on his PC or mobile phone to see whereabouts the dog has got to and then go and get her. If anyone has any suggestions they would be very much appreciated, Bernard UK

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CNC plasma cut signs

My freind is letting me use his CNC plasma cutter & so I thought It would be nice of me to offer to every here on intructibles to make them a plasma cut sign like in the pictures. right now the price of 1/4'' steel is about $2.50 per square foot where I live. The CNC plasma cutter makes really nice looking signs and can even cut out pictures, I can take a regular picture of a deer, an elk, a bear and cut it out. just look at the pictures below to get an idea. If you want me to cut you a sign out you can post a comment below and we will talk and fine tune the cost down. I prefer money orders, they are much safer for all of us. just not as quick. Thanks, Daniel

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How would I make a sensor sense motion coming at me from behind while I'm moving forward?

I'm trying to make a small sensor that would detect a large object coming at me from behind at about 60mph while I'm moving forward at around 7mph. What kind of sensor would I use? I looked up the different types and I found Passive/active infrared, optic-based, piezoelectric, and ultrasonic. I tried to figure it out myself and my best guess is ultrasonic? Like what cars use to detect deer, they use "ultrasonic airflow sensors". Ideally the sensor would beep and get louder or faster as the object approaches. Would I use an arduino? I'm very new at this :/ Thanks for any help!

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Does anyone have a hoist system to raise my garden tractor cab off the tractor and store on the ceiling of my garage?

I am looking for some help in designing a simple pulley system to lift my Garden Tractor Cab off my John Deere Riding Tractor and store it in my garage. It's a hard roof on my all-weather cab and weighs about 150 pounds max. I would be attaching it to the roof of my garage (both cab doors come off). I want to be able to back the tractor into the garage..and have this system allow me to lift it off, raise to the ceiling and store it until next winter. I have a bad arm so it's tough for me to manage it without this. thanks!

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Wearing shed antlers? Answered

So when I was a kid I found this nice rack of white tail deer antlers, 8 points. Moved out of my mom's house and forgot about it, but recently they resurfaced. I'm thinking it would be really cool to wear them for Halloween.. I've done a lot of battle with search engines for the past few days but it doesn't seem like anyone uses shed antlers for anything terribly interesting. Much light-fixture-ing and car key racks abound. And the guy who made a USB key casing. Does anyone have any ideas on how to wear them such that they look about as natural as a human suddenly having horns could be? I'm not bald, so that's not an issue, but I don't have access to a lot of tools since I'm still getting started.

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What would be a good, CHEAP covering for a slightly inclined sunroom roof, so we can use it as a deck?

I have a sunroom roof with access. When we moved in, this 'deck' had steel pipe railing that caused a roof leak where it was screwed into the floor. We had to recover it with 'ice and snow' and the contractor cut the pipe off. So now we have a roof but would like to use it as a deck again. Last year we covered part of it with cheap, and loose indoor outdoor carpet and put some of our veggies in plant pots there to keep them away from deer and woodchucks. We'd like to cover it but can't afford Trex or a contractor! Any suggestions? Is there any reason we couldn't cover it with vinyl flooring? I saw a guy on HGTV use scrap lino to make 'rugs' by painting the other side. Would that work outside? Would I have to put something under it?

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what should i do with a tick once i've caught it? Answered

Today, my two sisters and I went to the scout camp with my mom's friend, just so we could take a few pictures of it for some business stuff. My two sisters and i took a very short hike through the bushes, and since the scout camp isn't used to often in the middle of the summer, it had tall grass. Unfortunately, I got a tick, but I did not notice (i think it was on my pants or something.) I know i got the tick there, because there is no ticks at my house, and i was only outside at my house for about half an hour (yes, i'm a couch potato). However, at the end of the day i found the tick on my leg. it hadn't bit me, it was just crawling around. I now have it in an old superglue container, so it shouldn't be able to escape. but what should i do with it; release it, or kill it? P.S. it's either a wood tick, or a deer tick. It's the smaller of the two, but i forget which is which.

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The FootHold Snare

One day, you might find yourself lost in the woods while camping! One day, the stock market will crash and are YOU ready to survive? Traps and Snares are one of the most important things while surviving. Blake Alma, the founder of The Art of the Outdoorsman once said, "A trap is as someone else hunting for you when you can't, it is truly your best hunting buddy!" This is so true. Unlike fishing poles and firearms, traps and snares work when you are sleeping! Hence, learning how to make a simple snare indeed helpful and lifesaving for it is an art of an outdoorsman! Let's get started on this foothold snare. You need: A shovel, 550 lb. test paracord, and bait. Note: There are laws regarding trapping. Step 1: Digging your Hole Picture of Digging your Hole I hope you got a good shovel and back! You will need to dig a hole 2 to 3 feet deep. Yes, I know it is a true pain, but it can save your life or get you free food! Diameter of your Hole: - Raccoon/Opossum/Mink/Groundhog/Large Rabbit (6 inches) - Coyote/Fox/Bobcat (8 inches) - Animals under 550 pounds/Deer/Small Elk/Very Small Bear/ect. (12 to 18 inches) Step 2: Camouflaging After digging your hole, add leaves, thin sticks, tree bark, or grass over the hole. Do not put to much "camouflage" over the hole or else you may prevent the animal from falling down in the hole. Step 3: The Snare Wrap the paracord around a stick or you finger making a small loop. Tie the small loop, and pull your finger out. Make sure the knot is very strong. Put the other end of the paracord through the small loop. You should then have a giant loop, known as the snare itself. Make the loop's (snare) diameter slightly smaller than your hole's diameter. Tie the snare extra line around a tree, sapling, or log near by. Make sure it holds. Place the snare itself over the hole, on top of the "camouflage". Step 4: The Path of the Least Resistance Sense the animal has plenty of ground to step on, it might be hard to get him in your hole. Hence you need to create a the path of the least resistance. You need to make him limited to where the animal will step. Make a path to your foothold snare using leaves, sticks, logs, and grass. Make it easy for the animal to walk through. Like us we want to walk on a nice smooth sidewalk, not on a beaten trail. They want to walk on a path with the least resistance, they don't want step on pointy sticks. They want to step were the feel most comfortable. That is way you need to make a path to your snare, so it will step into your snare! Step 5: Baiting your FootHold Snare Picture of Baiting your FootHold Snare Place your bait two to three feet ahead of your foothold snare. Raccoon and mink like fish. Opossum like processed meat like hot dogs. Groundhogs like sweet apples. Coyote and fox like meat. Deer like deer feed (duh!). How it works: The animal will smell the bait and take your path of the least resistance. While walking up to your bait on the path, he will step his foot in the hole. It will pull his foot out of the hole and continue walking. (When we pulls his foot out the snare comes out with him.) Then the snare tightens around his foot, making him trapped. Instructable page: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Foothold-Snare/ 

Topic by The Art of an Outdoorsman    |  last reply


Another step towards human cyborgs - the finger drive.

A Finnish computer programmer who lost one of his fingers in a motorcycle accident has made himself a prosthetic replacement with a USB drive attached.Jerry Jalava uses the 2GB memory stick, accessed by peeling back the "nail", to store photos, movies and programmes.The finger is not permanently attached to his hand, so it can be easily left plugged into a computer when in use.Mr Jalava says he is already thinking about upgrading the finger to include more storage and wireless technology."I'm planning to use another prosthetic as a shell for the next version, which will have removable fingertip and RFID tag," he wrote on his blog, ProtoBlogr.net.Half of Mr Jalava's left ring finger had to be amputated last summer after he crashed into a deer while riding his motorbike near Helsinki.He says he was inspired to create the unique storage device when doctors treating him joked that he should have a USB "finger drive" after finding out that he was a software developer. More is apparently available on the inventor's blog, but it keeps timing out for me.BBC story

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best way to test an alternator?

We are having some electrical problems with a john deere tractor, and received an error codes 61f, 018, 023, 026, 049, and 051. These error codes are not cleared when the problem goes away, and from memory, the first few meant low fluids at some point, and one of the later ones is indicating the output of the alternator is outside of normal operating range. The problems experienced: * The tractor would start, and "lunge" forward but never actually go any go further than 4 feet. * reverse does absolutely nothing. * hydraulics work fine * Engine would start in any gear, when it should only start in neutral. * Replaced a few dead fuses and a missing relay but these did not change anything important. * oil / hydraulic fluid was very low, we fixed that. * this lunging behavior was intermittent before, only requiring some wiggling of the gear shift. * requires jumping in order to get started. Does not always crank fast enough by itself to start on its own. Today, we plan to test the alternator to see what's going on there, It is rated to deliver 115 charging amps to a huge 12V battery. what is the best way to test this with a basic multimeter or some basic around the house parts? I measured the voltage across the battery rise from 12V up to 14V, so it would seem that it's fine, but I'm going to take that with a grain of rice. Is there a better way to measure the alternator? 

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(newsletter) Spy Cam, High Speed Video, Flower Buying Guide...

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Knex Gun Force Standard

The problem is that almost no one has enough room inside to shoot a knex gun unless it's a total peice of ....you get the point. But, by going outside there are many other vaiables that effect how far a gun can shoot (eg. Wind direction/ speed, trees and other obstruction, etc.) Also power as in "can shoot through can" or "through 3 sheets of hard cardboard" can also be misconstrude in the way that range from the can is a main factor, point blank range is not always the most powerful range, often 1-3 inches away has exponentially higher power. What needs to happen is a tool be built (out of K'nex, what else?) that is not only easy to use but impossible to mess up, it should be able to give 100% accurate reading for all types of guns from the weakest to the most powerful. Also in terms of different types of ammo, rod size shouldn't matter( thats what she said) the only thing that should matter in terms of ammo is whether it is deer slug, rod, sligshot/ catapult rod(a rod with something the can grab the elastic), or other and specify what that is.Range is all to often streched beyond reality by saying it can shoot 200 yards, when really it might be able to shoot 50 yards tops when pointed strait but 200 yards if it is pointed strait at the sky. We need to bulid a target that you shoot from maybe 5 feet away and something mesures force, be it cardboard, or cans, or plywood, maybe even something that leaves a dent in it and you can mesure the depth of the dent to tell you how much force (eg. 1/2"=1, 1"=2, 1 1/2"=3, etc.)Also one last idea if you would prefer to stick to range outside, is that you divide the range in feet, by the number of cardboard sheets(or other medium)the gun can shoot trough at point blank range (say it shoots 63 feet, and through 4 sheets of thick, corrugated cardboard the equation would be F= 63/4= 15.75, so your force rating would be 15.75)These are only some ideas to get all of you thinking about a standard in K'nex gun power.-TheXenk

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Fishing the traditional way

A while ago I had a very bad day of fishing in terms of catching something for my frying pan or freezer.Same story for the old bloke sitting a few meters away from me.So we decided to pass some time with useless chats about our previous record fish we caught.While the old bloke changed bait I noticed that he did not have a hook at the end of the line.....What is that contraption and how do you catch fish with it?Old bloke laughed and said he goes hunting a lot too and always keeps the antlers from deer and such.Instead of a hook he used a round and pointy bar with a little notch slightly off the middle.Couldn't figure out how this possibly could hook a fish, so got a bigger laugh for it this time :("Make a loose fist, put it in and then pull on the line." he said and I was dumb enough to assume it would not work :(Figure it out by getting two bleeding pricks...Fish swallows the "stick" inside the bait and one there is some pull one pointy end will always get stuck.The other moves until there is no room to move anymore and the fish is spiked up for good.Only downside is that one you get a fish too big it might not grab - bad luck then LOLThis approach instead of steel hooks reminded me of the bamboo fishing poles my grandfather used to make.Be it for eel, trout, carp or even from the boat for pollock and sardine - he loved his bamboo.Even made me my fisrt fly fishing rod from a piece of bamboo :)The old guy however had more than hand made rods or horn needles as hooks.When his hands were still as good as his eyes he even made flies from these horn sticks!He explained the process to me but I never had the patience for normal flies and doing this with horn sticks and estimating how big the biggest fish might be while making sure it is neither too heavy nor fails to float...What I really liked about this otherwise wasted fishing day was the stories I got from the old man."You don't need fancy or oversensitive gear to fish, a safety pin and some packing coad do just fine if you are hungry!"Best story was how he caught a 2m gummy shark with a hand line meant to catch some sardines for bait.I could really his 3 hour struggle to get the thing on board LOLWhat are your most successfull old school or just plain weird catches with something a real sports fisherman would not even touch to cast?

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