Archive for November, 2013

Gable Sporting Goods started and sponsors 3:23 Archery Shoots off of Fairburn Road: Here’s Gable’s Black Friday sale flier.



See that button, there, to the left? The one that says “Top 100 Sites/Hunting” under “VOTE HERE?”  Please push that button when you visit the site (or any site where you see it.)  I don’t make a penny from this site, I do it as a side project, donating my time, and so far, 100% of the work done on this site is by me alone.  I spend about two hours on an average day looking for material or doing some back-end work (like deleting spam comments) on the site, which spikes a bit when 3D season is here and I do my ‘shoots this weekend’ posts.  The Top 100 Sites button is to a tracking site that simply ranks hunting web pages, nothing more.


(This is from Southern Boyz Outdoors Facebook page)

“From Colton Burgess .. Hey can you please share this, this is my uncle Paul’s biggest buck he has killed. It means so much to him because his son, my cousin, Mylin Pennington passed away last year and this was a deer he was after. A nice big whitetail, I don’t know how to put this on your wall or anything so I thought I would ask you if you would. Thank you!”

click to go to Southern Boyz Outdoors FaceBook page.

click to go to Southern Boyz Outdoors FaceBook page.

Ok – first some background. I was a comic book geek – I say ‘was’ because about ten years ago, I gave pretty much my entire collection away. All of it, Grimjack, X-Men, you name it, *poof* I gave it to a teenager who would appreciate it.

click to go to the Wiki entry for Wolverine

click to go to the Wiki entry for Wolverine

Now – that being said, I followed Wolverine and the X-Men in general all the way up to the Siege Perilous story line, at which point I said “What? That’s a horrible idea…” and stopped.  It was a stupid idea, the artists had changed somewhere around this time frame, and I didn’t like the direction the comic was going. (I did the same thing on the Deadpool series, when they got to the point where they suddenly declared that Wade Wilson wasn’t Wade Wilson, it went downhill.)

So, the Wolverine movie.  I give it a A+ for effects, an A+ for acting, an A+ for everything except the plot and pacing.  The pacing was off, period, even my 15 year old was bored at times watching this movie. I give the movie full credit for NOT being a two hour slash and scream fest, but much like the recent Batman trilogy, The Wolverine has a few really stupid moments, which, honestly, I’m hesitant to discuss in full because they are MASSIVE spoilers, however there are a few I can discuss that comic book collectors will understand without ruining the movie itself.

First, in the comic storyline, Wolverine spent YEARS in Japan, and spoke FLUENT Japanese, in the movie, he needs everything translated.  In the comics, Wolverine was every bit as sneaky as the Ninja clan he fights in the movie. In fact, in the Origins comic story, Wolverine was settled in Japan and MARRIED before World War II.  All of this is thrown out in the movie, all of it.  I think it would have enriched the story of the film to have more flashbacks, and current encounters, with people who knew him, or knew of him, from that era.  The grand effect was the dumbing down of what should have been Wolverine coming to something like HOME, not be a total stranger, lost in language and culture.

There are other logical plot holes, two a mile wide, that I won’t discuss here, simply because they involve the end-plot and scenes of the movie, and I do think folks who DON’T know that much about Wolverine may enjoy the film, as I said above, my only problem with it is the continued mangling of the character.

Wolverine would NOT approve...

Wolverine would NOT approve…

So, overall, I give the film a “B,”  its entertaining, folks who watch the film for combat get combat, folks who watch the film for Hugh Jackman get what they want, folks who want to see WOLVERINE, the berzerker who will NOT stop from the comic books, they will leave feeling a bit cheated.

Using traditional equipment is VERY hard compared to modern compound bows and equipment. My hat is off to anyone who succeeds with traditional equipment!


Rome Smith bagged a nice buck using Big Deer Hunter’s scent products this last weekend.

Chasing does and the "Come and get" stick actually made him stop and make a scrape under my drag rag! Had 5 different bucks come to the scent this morning. Thanks for a great product!!!

Chasing does and the “Come and get” stick actually made him stop and make a scrape under my drag rag! Had 5 different bucks come to the scent this morning. Thanks for a great product!!!

Well – we came home empty handed, but we had one heck of a good time.  Danny and myself spent the entire week at Joe Kurz WMA in Meriwether County, Georgia, camping and bowhunting the last week of deer at the wildlife management area.  Danny borrowed a trailer from his cousin, while I roughed it in a Wenzel Timber Ridge tent all week.

I’ve made comments before about ‘this is Georgia, I’m from the frozen north, so I usually sleep on top of my sleeping bag, not in it.’   Not last week, Wednesday night was in the mid 20’s, and Thursday night, my survival thermometer read 19′ when I woke up.  Since the ONLY really cold weather hunting gear I own is a bib-and-parka set that I somewhat doubt I could draw a bow in, we actually slept in that morning instead of hunting. (Actually, I was up around 4:30am, as usual, but we didn’t go out.)

We saw plenty of deer as a group, including a few nice ones, but they were either out of range, or at night driving back to camp. Only two of us got shots off, and neither of us came home with a deer, sad to say, but the effort was there, and we enjoyed ourselves.

Our time at Joe Kurz was great, but really, we could have spent a month there and not hunted all of the places that looked good.

New Products Used:

Zippo Outdoors: 

Cedar Fire Starters – The instructions on these disks say to break them into quarters, and use one quarter to start a fire.  Not only did they REALLY work well, several of the folks we were camping with stated that they will be buying some for themselves.

Flex-Neck Utility Lighter – We used this to basically light every single fire this weekend, whether it was the campfire, my propane stove, Danny’s camp stove, etc.  Easy to fill with butane, and very easy to use.

Elite Predator TV Magazine will be published in a slightly different manner going forward – instead of releasing the entire edition on Elite Predator TV’s FaceBook page – going forward the magazine will be published on the website.


Click the image to go to the Elite Predator TV Magazine page.

From Ike’s Outdoors YouTube page