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My Dad and I have put a lot of work into ensuring our hunting success this year. It really has made a world of difference. We have several soybean plots, some clover plots, and some turnip/clover/alfalfa mix we just planted this past weekend. Thought I would share some of the pictures on the blog. Here you are for your viewing pleasure:

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Fellow readers, by now you probably know that I’m an avid hunter and my father and I like to practice some quality deer management on the farm we have in Illinois near Pike County. In the pics you will see some of the bucks I have been getting off of one camera in particular. Let me know what you guys & gals think. They are labeled below.

  • PRMS0169 Is the typical 10 with a sticker he might crab claw out yet and be a typical 12. What do you think he scores?
  • PRMS0307 Is the decent 9 pointer that will be really nice next year if he makes it
  • PRMS0439 Is the typical 10 again you can see where he might crab claw
  • PRMS0883 Is the 14 pointer
  • PRMS0569 Is the 8 pointer that will be really really nice next year or the year after if he makes it
  • PRMS1356 Is a decent 8 will be a nice one in a year or two
  • PRMS1467 Is decent not sure what he will be next year but his G1’s Fork he’s kinda got a basket rack though
  • PRMS0200 Is another pic of the 14 but you can see his left side kinda hes got 7 on the main beam with a G1 that forks and a tine that kind of comes back of his main beam that forks and then he might have crab claws on both side which would make him a 16.
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Went out to Milstadt, IL at the Quail Club and did the 3-D Bow shoot this weekend. Talk about a good time for $12 bucks. Total of 40 Targets of various ranges and sizes. You can see my last post for some of the specs of my bow and arrows.

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With a 3-D Bow shoot right around the corner, I had to break out “the block” to brush up on my bow skills. It was a tad rainy so I only got to shoot a couple dozen times. I have a Matthews Drenalin 28’’ Draw 70 lb bow with a G5 Outdoors XR Sights with the Rhemostat LED Light. I have a limbsaver stabilizer and a Quality Archery Designs drop away rest. My arrows are Easton Axis 340 Full Metal Jacket Aluminum coated and carbon infused. This bow is lightweight has an awesome letoff is very smooth and very quiet.

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Turkey season is just around the corner in Illinois and Missouri and my father and I were getting prepped visiting our local Bass Pro and Cabelas. I got a cool Turkey locator call from Ozark Custom Calls, pictures to follow in the future. Follow them on twitter at @ozarkcustomcalls or online at http://www.ozarkcustomcalls.com/ These calls are awesome and all custom handmade and the customer service is top notch.

Also thought I would include a picture of some of the turkey mounts we made out of walnut in the woodworking shop. The one on the left is my fathers and the one on the right is mine. They turned out really nice and hopefully this year we will have two to add to the collection. We also acquired some new decoys as the ones we had were in dire need of replacement. We went with the avian’s even though they are a tad pricey but they are by far the best quality and most realistic looking. I chose Mossy Oak Obsession this year. I will see how the pants and shirt work out because they are awful thin and I think I will get drenched in the morning dew. The vest I really like but have yet to test it out.  Wish all of you the best of luck in this years hunting season.

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Thank you for contacting me regarding gun control policy and gun safety. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond.

As you know, the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees Americans the fundamental right to bear arms. I strongly support legal and safe gun ownership by law-abiding citizens and have consistently voted to uphold this constitutional right. I welcomed and supported the recent Supreme Court decision in the District of Columbia v. Heller case that made clear that the constitutional right to gun ownership is an individual one.

At the same time, we have to make sure that guns do not fall into the hands of individuals who should not have them. We should have sensible, constitutional controls on gun ownership that address safety in our communities, like preventing the mentally ill and criminals from possessing guns.

Recent tragedies, such as the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut, have made it clear that our nation’s current gun laws should be reconsidered. Efforts to close the gun show loophole, provide for universal background checks on all guns sales, and to ensure that those with court-determined, dangerous mental health diagnoses do not get access to guns are being considered. While I want to closely study any proposal before I vote on it, I welcome these initiatives, because they represent sensible steps to keep our communities safe while respecting gun ownership rights. Importantly, legal experts believe each of these steps is consistent with the Second Amendment.

Knowing that those responsible for some of the most prominent mass shootings in recent history have suffered from mental illness, it is equally clear that we must also consider mental health services available to our citizens. A more robust mental health care system may help identify and treat individuals who need help before they resort to violence. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” will substantially expand important mental health coverage when it is fully implemented in 2014. I am hopeful that efforts to repeal these vital expansions in mental health care will come to an end, while new efforts will be undertaken to expand access to care.

Importantly, I firmly believe that an attempt to promote appropriate gun safety measures can be done without infringing upon law-abiding citizens’ right to own firearms or unduly burdening the hunting and sportsmanship culture of Missouri.

You may be interested to know that, in the past, my commitment to respecting the Second Amendment has led me to vote to permit residents of the District of Columbia to own and purchase firearms and to prevent funding for any international organization, including the United Nations, that places a tax on any firearm owned by a United States citizen. I have also opposed other inappropriate measures related to gun ownership rights, such as forcing Missouri to accept other states’ firearms laws.

While the debate over appropriate gun control measures is divisive, I believe there is middle ground here. This nation can come together to support sensible laws that prevent the mass murder of innocent citizens — especially innocent children — while we continue to respect our constitution and its Second Amendment rights. Please know that, as your United States Senator, I will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress considers gun-related legislation in the months ahead.

Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance to you on this or any other issue.

Sincerely,

Claire McCaskill
United States Senator

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Thank you for contacting me regarding my position on gun control and violence.

As a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, the right to own a gun is very important to me. I believe that our founding fathers meant for all law-abiding citizens to have the right to bear and maintain firearms. Whether it is for hunting or marksmanship, firearms are an integral part of American sportsmanship and recreation. Furthermore, individuals should always possess, as a last recourse, the right to defend themselves and their families. For the majority of Americans, these rights are exercised responsibly every day, and it is important not to punish these people who obey the laws.

I do believe, however, that a number of other issues related to recent shootings must be aired and discussed as part of a national dialogue. We all should be involved in a broader conversation to seek ways to prevent another tragedy like the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of twenty children and six adults. I watched things unfold that tragic day and was moved to tears several times as I thought about my own children when they were at that age.

The American people deserve to have a comprehensive dialogue on all the underlying causes of violence, especially issues regarding mental health, before major legislative actions are taken. Unfortunately, that has yet to happen. Now is not the time for circumventing Congress with Executive Orders, conducting closed-door meetings, and recommending legislation that infringes upon our Second Amendment rights. Many pieces of legislation focusing on different aspects of gun control are likely to be introduced as the discussion continues in the media and in committee hearings. I will carefully examine any legislation that comes before me, in order to make sure that the true intention of the Second Amendment is upheld. I am committed to being a part of the real solution and am looking forward to working with my colleagues to address these issues.

Again, thank you for contacting me on this important issue. Hearing the views of all Missourians gives me the opportunity to better understand how important issues could impact the people of the 2nd Congressional District and the future interests of the nation.

For additional information regarding current legislation and my representation of the 2nd Congressional District, I invite you to visit my website at http://www.wagner.house.gov .

Sincerely,

Ann Wagner
Member of Congress

Just thought you guys would like to be aware and informed.

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