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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Charlie
    Geese are hard to come by everywhere. They're so tamed now they're like a pigeon. We'll have to hook up on that leased land of yours!
    just give me a shout
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    Will do... you hunt much up this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Charlie
    Will do... you hunt much up this way?
    No sir, cant say that I ever have done much east of Kentucky Lake other than a trip to Muskie fish up in Moorehead a few years back. I've become lazy the last few years and rarely leave my lease. We use to hunt out on the Mississippi River alot but its so dangerous that I gave it up. The current in the MS is unlike anyother I've been around and often there is heavy fog and truck sized ice bergs that break loose up river can crush a john boat or cause ice jams that dont bother the bardges but are a real danger to smaller craft

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    Yeah ice isn't fun. I can't blame ya if I had a lease I wouldn't leaave it. Does it have a water hole or do you just knock down some corn or wheat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Charlie
    Yeah ice isn't fun. I can't blame ya if I had a lease I wouldn't leaave it. Does it have a water hole or do you just knock down some corn or wheat?
    We have a natural marsh that beavers help to maintain, we are able to divert water via a culvert into the outlying 30 acres more or less depending upon the level of the marsh and rain water we begin trapping as soon as the crops are out. We leave some of the crop in front of our blind and also hunt on the levee that holds back the Marsh and if they want in the timber we go into the marsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpick
    We have a natural marsh that beavers help to maintain, we are able to divert water via a culvert into the outlying 30 acres more or less depending upon the level of the marsh and rain water we begin trapping as soon as the crops are out. We leave some of the crop in front of our blind and also hunt on the levee that holds back the Marsh and if they want in the timber we go into the marsh
    Sounds AMAZING!!!!

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    We often hunt with a family friend from Alexandria who seems to know everyone in hunting and has been everywhere... literally. His name is Harold Pherman. I was wondering if this rang any bells?

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    Uncle I cant say that I've ever heard of him but he sounds like he's living life like I wish I could

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    Harold is a GREAT man and would do anything for anyone. Thats why he has so many hunting buddies. He owns a prospering carpet company in Alexandria which allows him to travel everywhere to hunt. He is so repsected in hunting he has been on television and even is asked from time to time to include his trips in hunting mags. Hunt long enough and you will befriend Harold... he has a way of attracting our kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Charlie
    Hunt long enough and you will befriend Harold... he has a way of attracting our kind.

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    Henry and I are owners of 3 boats: a 25' Bertram; a 19' Maxxum and a 16' Whaler. All 3 are in the water on our dock on the Ohio River. Only an idiot owns a boat; only a really stupid idiot owns 3 boats and keeps all 3 in the water at the same time. Nonetheless, for all the hassles, we have a great time with our boats.

    As to the drain plug issue, I had to pull the Whaler to have some work done on the bilge pump. Picked it up from the mechanic, and after making a trip back to the mechanic to pick up the key that they had mistakenly assured me was in the boat (it was covered, so I didn't check), launched the boat on a Monday night. Younger son drove it up to the dock. He moored and covered it. I asked him if he tried the bilge pump to make sure it was working. He assured me it was. Next night, I drove back up to our place and looked down at the dock and it looked like it was riding low. Got down to the dock and noticed the swim platform was about 6 inches under water. Uncovered it and opened the engine hatch: about a foot of water. Turned on the bilge pump switch but nothing happened. Grabbed a bucket and about 5 buckets later the water had gone down some but there was still a lot of water in it. Was able to start the boat and drove it slowly to the ramp and pulled it. As it came out onto the ramp I could see that the mechanic had not reinstalled the drain plug. Folks I got lucky (actually the mechanic got lucky) for if it hadn't been a Whaler, it would have been on the bottom of the River.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatherneck
    Henry and I are owners of 3 boats: a 25' Bertram; a 19' Maxxum and a 16' Whaler. All 3 are in the water on our dock on the Ohio River. Only an idiot owns a boat; only a really stupid idiot owns 3 boats and keeps all 3 in the water at the same time. Nonetheless, for all the hassles, we have a great time with our boats.

    As to the drain plug issue, I had to pull the Whaler to have some work done on the bilge pump. Picked it up from the mechanic, and after making a trip back to the mechanic to pick up the key that they had mistakenly assured me was in the boat (it was covered, so I didn't check), launched the boat on a Monday night. Younger son drove it up to the dock. He moored and covered it. I asked him if he tried the bilge pump to make sure it was working. He assured me it was. Next night, I drove back up to our place and looked down at the dock and it looked like it was riding low. Got down to the dock and noticed the swim platform was about 6 inches under water. Uncovered it and opened the engine hatch: about a foot of water. Turned on the bilge pump switch but nothing happened. Grabbed a bucket and about 5 buckets later the water had gone down some but there was still a lot of water in it. Was able to start the boat and drove it slowly to the ramp and pulled it. As it came out onto the ramp I could see that the mechanic had not reinstalled the drain plug. Folks I got lucky (actually the mechanic got lucky) for if it hadn't been a Whaler, it would have been on the bottom of the River.
    Wow, leather, thats a good story and you are lucky. I believe any of us who have boated before has some good "drain plug stories" but none of mine top that. I have left many times from the dock thinking it was in, but it wasn't and had to put it in in cold water in Nov, but nothing like you experienced.

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    I posted a link in the general discussion about a marina fire down here on KY Lake. 10 boats lost in fire and 1 man dead. Very tragic

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    I bought a pontoon boat that I keep on Yatesville Lake. It has been the best investment I have ever made. My wife likes it more than me.

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    When I see boater, I think of my kayak.

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