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LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:46 pm

Ive seen a lot of these topics come up recently, so I thought it would be a good idea to have an Outdoors thread on here to talk about hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, etc.

Anyway, I am looking to buy a crossbow. Does anyone have one and have any tips / recommendations on buying one?
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby eddysnake on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:51 pm

I mowed my grass on Saturday and for some reason it needs mowed again today?
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:52 pm

The one thing I sort of miss about Pennsylvania is the outdoorsy stuff.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:55 pm

will you hunt with said cross bow?
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:58 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:will you hunt with said cross bow?


Most likely. I used to hunt when I was younger, but haven't really gone much in recent years. If I did hunt with it, I would mostly likely only go for buck or possibly black bear.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:01 pm

you can hunt black bear with a crossbow?
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:07 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:you can hunt black bear with a crossbow?


I know that hunting with crossbows was legalized in PA a couple years ago. I just assumed that it was across the board. Maybe you can only use it on deer.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:09 pm

i didnt mean in terms of legality, i meant in terms of a crossbow actually being able to kill a black bear lol
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:10 pm

kenny the kangaroo has been doing a lot of fishing this summer, and it has been lots of fun.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:12 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:i didnt mean in terms of legality, i meant in terms of a crossbow actually being able to kill a black bear lol


Lol. Put it this way, if I am going to hunt bear with a bow, it will be with a crossbow and not a compound bow.

I checked the game commission's web site, and you can hunt black bear with a crossbow or regular bow.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:12 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:kenny the kangaroo has been doing a lot of fishing this summer, and it has been lots of fun.


I am going on a canoe / fishing trip on the Yough in a few weeks. Looking forward to it.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:14 pm

You are allowed a side-arm when using a bow. I've hunted black bear with a compound bow and a 44 mag on my side just to be safe.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby eddysnake on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:14 pm

cheesesteakwithegg wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:kenny the kangaroo has been doing a lot of fishing this summer, and it has been lots of fun.


I am going on a canoe / fishing trip on the Yough in a few weeks. Looking forward to it.


have you ever thought about bow fishing? Looks awesome!
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:14 pm

Also, second round of by-mail doe licenses started yesterday. I have mine in the mail :pop:

(it's not because I want 2 doe. It's because I live in 2 different WMUs)
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Postby obhave on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:15 pm

just out curiosity, who on this board has rock climbed? And where have you gone that is around Pittsburgh?
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:17 pm

obhave wrote:just out curiosity, who on this board has rock climbed? And where have you gone that is around Pittsburgh?


I've never gotten into it, but I have friends that are big rock climbers. I think that some of the closer places they go are up to McConnells Mills in Butler and Coopers Rocks in WV.
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Postby columbia on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:20 pm

obhave wrote:just out curiosity, who on this board has rock climbed? And where have you gone that is around Pittsburgh?


Cooper's Rock in WV:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/Nort ... pers_Rock/
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Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:23 pm

cheesesteakwithegg wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:kenny the kangaroo has been doing a lot of fishing this summer, and it has been lots of fun.


I am going on a canoe / fishing trip on the Yough in a few weeks. Looking forward to it.


Has cheesesteakwithegg done such a trip before? If so, how was it?
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:26 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
cheesesteakwithegg wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:kenny the kangaroo has been doing a lot of fishing this summer, and it has been lots of fun.


I am going on a canoe / fishing trip on the Yough in a few weeks. Looking forward to it.


Has cheesesteakwithegg done such a trip before? If so, how was it?


No, I havent. I usually go fishing about 10-15 times per year (never on a canoe though - either wading, on a pontoon or bass boat, or from the shore), but with the new baby, have only gotten out twice this year.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:13 pm

I've rafted from Connellsville to Dawson, and Dawson to Layton. It's a fun trip. I suggest Dawson to Layton. about 3 hours, very little low-water. Connellsville-Dawson is more scenic though, with some abandoned bridges, coke ovens, and the old Overholt Distillery in Owensdale.
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Postby columbia on Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:15 pm

mac5155 wrote:I've rafted from Connellsville to Dawson, and Dawson to Layton. It's a fun trip. I suggest Dawson to Layton. about 3 hours, very little low-water. Connellsville-Dawson is more scenic though, with some abandoned bridges, coke ovens, and the old Overholt Distillery in Owensdale.


Only in Western PA, would coke ovens be considered "scenic". :lol:
But that sounds cool.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:10 pm

Going on our annual fall camping trip to my buddy's camp in Clarion this weekend. We always go the weekend closest to 10/10 because the days are typically pretty warm, the nights are somewhat chilly, and the leaves are starting to change. Weather for this weekend looks perfect - high's in the 70's, lows in the high 40's/low 50's, and no rain. Heading up Friday morning and coming home Sunday afternoon.

Every time we have made this trip in the past, I would come home on Sunday afternoon and sleep till midnight, then I would be wide awake until 5AM, then sleep for 2 more hours before going to work. I've learned my lesson, and instead of being dead tired on Monday, I took off to recoup and am going to pick up NHL 12 and play that all day.

As luck would have it, the Pens always have a game on Saturday night during this weekend. There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting around the campfire on Saturday night getting hammered, listening to the Pens game on the radio, and cooking some manly meal on the campfire. It's even a little better this year because the game is a late start due to the West Coast trip. So instead of the game being over at 9:30, it will just be getting started, right in the middle of prime drinking time.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:59 pm

yeah this weekend is definitely going to be awesome weather, from what i've heard.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:38 am

Bump. Anyone get a buck yesterday? I saw a little one, didn't shoot it though.
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Re: LGP Outdoors Thread

Postby canaan on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:40 am

http://www.selkbagusa.com/

mac, you need a camo one of these for huntin'
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