Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Blog Rodeo 7/17/10

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Saturday Blog Rodeo 07/17/10
Well folks,

After a long hiatus, punctuated by the occasional rocket attack, I am once again in the position to hold another Saturday Blog Rodeo! I have traveled the far reaches of Al Gore's internet, searching far and wide for things that will educate, elucidate, and prognosticate for us! There was lots of great stuff to read out there this week, with several home runs, that I would like to share with everyone.

(Remember if you bump into a post you especially like, drop me a note and I'll include it in the Rodeo. You can even feel free to copy this whole post and run it on your own blog; it spreads the word, and it's always nice to give a little link love to your fellow bloggers!)

Let's start with Othmar Vohringer's Whitetail Deer Passion. Not only is Othmar an accomplished turkey hunter, but he loves to hunt the wiley whitetail too! Mr OV has an interesting question, "What brand of ammo is your favorite?" I posted my answer, and I hope lots of you do so to. I would be interested in seeing the answers and opinions myself.

One of my favorites, is Home on the Range. Truth is Miss Brigid writes better than most magazine writers, and she can weave a tale of hard edged machinery and soft hearted sentimentality that is both informative and enamoring. I won't pinpoint any one post, as they're all good! Stop by and say hello. You'll be glad you did.

A day doesn't pass that I don't think about my buddy SBW. I often wonder what trouble we would find ourselves in if he somehow managed to get himself transported here to Afghanistan. Suffice it to say that Anglo American relationships would definitely be changed (For the better I might add!). You put the two of us together, and there's bound to be some fireworks. Anyway SBW got himself whacked but good in his post "Blogger Loses Gunfight," and he found an interesting diagnostic tool that all writers should use: "Writing Cozya Want To." I big thanks to SBW  for the heads up! Margaret Attwood... Really?

While going through the pages of Whitetail Woods, I've noticed that Rick has really worked hard to get us a lot of good information on hunting products and accessories that we spend our hard earned dollars on. I love to see product reviews from my fellow bloggers, because I know that we don't post stuff we don't use. I still have a stack of stuff I have to review, some of it that won't make the grade, some of it that I will heartily recommend. For black powder and related items, I would suggest hitting Rick's Whitetail Woods first, and getting the skinny on what he has personally tested and used.

Borepatch... How I have missed Borepatch. Not only did I feel safer in this highly technical world knowing that BP had my computational back, but I sure did learn a lot from him. Case in point: His historical post, "What a Beautiful Land You Will be for the Enemy" teaches me yet another bit of history. But BP doesn't stop there, he ties it in with current events, allowing me a new perspective on the world we live in. You need to go check it out!

Image Credit: Parker James
I just found this blog via the OBS: Of Grouse, Setters, and Trout. Parker James is a bird hunting afficionado, and a trout fisherman. Parker has some great pictures like the one on the left, and his blog is very well put together and written.
I am going to point you to these two bloggers that good ol' SBW has been hot on for some time now.

First is The Locavore Hunter™. It is well written and thoughtful, I recommend it highly.  Next is Tovar Cerulli's blog People. Animals. Nature. Written from the vantage point of a Vegan turned hunter, it's another well written blog!

And here are a few from the Archives! I sure do like to look at folks older posts, sometimes you find some real gems that have just slipped your mind!

Chad Love has a great post, hell he's got lots of great posts, but I'll limit myself to this new one. Photographic Chronicle of Youth Versus Age a small reminder of who we were, and who we are. Time, what a bummer.

The Survivalist Blog
has an impressive set of links to virtually anything related to prepping, survival, and self sufficiency. The Ultimate Collection is pretty darned near Ultimate!

Patrick Grotto on BowHunting. A fascinating read on bow hunting and taking deer. I'm not sure where to begin as it is all very, very good. The subject matter is varied, and I feel like I am being educated by a sage, who is trying to impart wisdom through the direct, and via metaphor. It's a must see.

Wild Ed's Texas Outdoors: Texas Eurasian or Collared Dove nice biology lesson by Wild Ed. As it turns out, you do not have to count them in your bag limit as they are an exotic. Ed recommends that you have a great time shooting and eating this bonus species.

Myself, on the off hand you missed it, I posted Reasons to take a Whitetail Doe, where I discuss some very good reasons to fill that doe tag. And you might want to take a look at this old post High Fence Hunting: What are the Facts? That one was a pretty good one, with lots of comments!

Remember to let me know if there is something you want me to highlight for you! And don't forget, leave a little note on folk's blogs and let them know you stop by and appreciate their work.

Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member Kandahar Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...

The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles

Though he spends most of his time writing and keeping the world safe for democracy, Albert was actually a student of biologist. Really. But after a stint as a lab tech performing repetitious and mind-numbing processes that a trained capuchin monkey could do better, he never returned to the field. Rather he became a bartender. As he once said, "Hell, I was feeding mice all sorts of concoctions. At the club I did the same thing; except I got paid a lot better, and the rats where bigger." He has followed the science of QDM for many years, and fancies himself an aficionado. If you have any questions, or just want to get more information, reach him via TheRaschOutdoorChronicles(at)MSN(dot)com.

Jiggin' for Panfish

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Greetings from Kandahar!

I was sitting in the command tent, battle rattle on, M4 balanced on my lap, enjoying the 102-degree-in-the-shade-breeze, sucking up the fine Kandaharian dust, all the while thinking about the thousands of things that I would rather be doing than what I was actually doing. Which pretty much amounted to much of nothing. How I wish I was posting something new, I thought to myself, rather than recycling old posts.

As the late-morning heat induced stupor finally took hold of my fevered mind, I somehow got to thinking about fishing, and jigging for bluegills specifically. I think it might have had something to do with the spool of twine, multifiliment, MIL T713E, I was holding in my hand... There you go! I thought, something to write about!

If you stop and think about it, almost everyone got their start fishing for bluegills in some pond, impoundment, or county park lake. I know I spent many an afternoon trying to catch the local sunfish in the lake in Hudson County park.

I especially remember my first trip to Florida as a youngster. My dad bought me a crooked calcutta cane pole, a spool of budget brand monofiliment line (No tournament grade, IFGA sanctioned 10 lb test for Albert!), and some cheap #10 hooks. After rigging the cane pole, I purloined a half loaf of bread, and went to the closest drainage canal. There I proceeded to catch dozens and dozens of bluegill, shellcrackers and pumpkinseeds. I spent four glorious days just catching and releasing bream of all different shapes, colors and sizes. To this day, and it has been at least 35 years, I remember that week as my fishing fantasy come true!

Bread and all sorts of insects like mealworms, beetles, and crickets will just about always catch panfish, but small lures and jigs will also do a heck of a job on them. Any small jigs that imitates insects are a great choice when targeting sunnies; and the smaller the jig is, the better.

Little bitty jigs can be carefully fished at incredibly slow retrieves, retrieves that are not possible with anything larger. You will be using very light lines, so water resistance will be negligible. Not only that, but a tiny jig can get some of those big bream to bite, while the larger offerings are ignored.

Depending on the weight, you can almost make a jig dance in place, or retrieve it in short erratic pulses that will trigger a bite from a hungry sunfish. Jigs tied with maribou seem to breath with the slightest movement of the water; that alone will frequently entice a strike from a bluegill. On those days when they seem extra picky, you may have to add a small piece of worm or grub to the hook. If they're smelling/tasting on the approach to the jig, that will help get you a bite.

(Quick aside: You can buy a container of mealworms, dump them in a large tupperware with some bran cereal, and keep them alive for a long time. They will ultimately pupate, turn into beetles, and breed more mealworms. I ought to write a post on that...)

If you can identify the local bug pickings, try to match the hatch, as they say in the flyfishing circle. Kick a couple of rotten logs over, or scape back a pile of leaves and see whats on the menu. Then pick your jig to match. Then again, if you don't know and can't find out, start with the lightest colors you have, and work your way to the darker spectrum.

Bream sure do like to munch on bugs, and using jigs to coax them to strike is another way to fill a creel, start a child fishing, or just while away a pleasant afternoon by a favorite pond or lake. All you need is some light line, a canepole, and a few small jigs.

(Again, I want to apologise for the dearth of pictures. I have no way to down load them at this time, and flying to Kuwait in order to do it, is out of the question! Thanks!)

Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member Kandahar Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...

The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles

Though he spends most of his time writing and keeping the world safe for democracy, Albert was actually a student of biologist. Really. But after a stint as a lab tech performing repetitious and mind-numbing processes that a trained capuchin monkey could do better, he never returned to the field. Rather he became a bartender. As he once said, "Hell, I was feeding mice all sorts of concoctions. At the club I did the same thing; except I got paid a lot better, and the rats where bigger." He has followed the science of QDM for many years, and fancies himself an aficionado. If you have any questions, or just want to get more information reach him via TheRaschOutdoorChronicles(at)MSN(dot)com

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wild Ed's Texas Outdoors: Where To Find Texas Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Knowledge

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"When you write an outdoor blog on Texas you get a lot of questions from readers about where to go and what to do."
Wild Ed

Well friends, it seems that I just can't comment on some of the blogs for any number of reasons, most revolving on the MilNet's filters I am sure! So I'll just link to everyone's posts that I want to comment on and that solves that problem!

Mr Wild Ed and Doc
Anyway, Wild Ed has a great, informative post with links to all sorts of outdoor fun and stuff in Texas.

Wild Ed's Texas Outdoors: Where To Find Texas Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Knowledge

I would suggest that everyone try to compile a list of links to their respective state's outdoor adventure experts, venues, and anything else that catches your fancy! That should really be a lot of fun for everyone, and introduce us to new and interesting sites we aren't familiar with.

Best Regards,
Albert "Yes, I'm still in Afghanistan" Rasch

Florida Fish and Wildlife Comission Commissioner Speaks Up

Florida FWC Commissioner Encourages
Speaking Up for the Wildlife

Rodney Barreto, Chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made this comment regarding the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe and the region's wildlife.

"We must speak up for Florida's wildlife

As an unprecedented crisis spews oil into the Gulf of Mexico, our ocean, our fish and our wildlife suffer immediate and devastating impacts.

Image courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA
Oil Slick is Visible from Space

The good people on the Gulf coast are fighting for their very livelihoods because of the impacts of the oil spill, but they have strong voices coming to their aide, and they are beginning to get help.

Florida's fish and wildlife cannot cry out for help. That means it is up to us as the state's fish and wildlife managers to come to their rescue and speak out for them.

Therefore, I urge BP to take responsibility for the oiled wildlife and their degraded habitats by setting aside funding now that will support the long-term survival of impacted wildlife and restore habitat for the long term.

Black Mangrove Breathing Tubes

Florida's fish and wildlife are incredibly important to the state and are two of Florida's main attractions. Residents and tourists alike revel in spotting a bottlenose dolphin playing in the surf. Can we even envision a Florida without ospreys or pelicans soaring over our beaches? Our wildlife are a critical part of our ecosystem, our livelihood and the unique character of Florida.

Unfortunately, many of them will die from the impact of the oil. Those that manage to survive may not have the healthy habitats necessary to thrive unless something is done now for their long-term survival.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with federal and state partners, threw itself into the protection of wildlife almost immediately after word of the disaster broke. Our biologists are actively involved in creating protocols for damage assessment for wildlife. But funding is limited, and lack of dollars could very well translate into a lack of fish, wildlife and habitat in the future.

We are doing everything we can to lessen the impacts - some of these steps are risky, but it would be far riskier and irresponsible of us to not do everything in our power to protect species that might be decimated with the onslaught of oil.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the FWC are undertaking an unprecedented task of moving sea turtle eggs from the northern Gulf beaches. Approximately 700 nests are laid on the beaches of Northwest Florida each year. The hatchlings begin appearing in early July and, in a normal year, face challenges in getting to the sea unharmed. But this year, the additional challenges created by the presence of oil pose increased dangers that could spell certain death for all of the hatchlings. We are going to move the eggs to the east coast, and when they hatch, put the small turtles on the sand to do their march to the sea.

Is it risky? You bet. Will it make a difference? Absolutely. At least now we know that some of 2010's Northwest Florida sea turtle hatchlings - all of them threatened or endangered - will have a fighting chance to survive the worst oil disaster in our nation's history.

We continue to fight for the welfare of Florida's precious wildlife that cannot speak, but we can speak. We are their voice, and we say loud and clear, "BP, open your purse strings and save our fish and wildlife so our grandchildren and great grandchildren will not have to learn about our wild animals from textbooks and museums because they became the dinosaurs of the 21st century."

Now is the time to take extreme measures to save our precious resources. Fish and wildlife are critical to Florida's survival. Without the benefits they bring to our everyday lives, Florida would not be the special place it is today. It's time to take responsibility for that survival, and BP holds the key."

 Rodney Barreto, Chairman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Suburban Bushwacker: Blogging: Rule 303

The Suburban Bushwacker: Blogging: Rule 303


I can't post a comment on your blog, so I'm going to link to it.

Suffice it to say that I follow Rule 303 also.

And with regards to BHM, you really should pull a page out of the NYC Guide to Tourism. When asked directions, send them to Brooklyn. You do have directions to Brooklyn don't you?

All the best my friend!
Albert "Why am I still in Afghanistan?" Rasch

PS I just got to this:

Nice... really nice.

Let's see how we do with the 458...

If it's any consolation, I got bit with the new SAKO 370 at the SHOT Show, with none other than the Hog Blog's very own Phillip in attendance! I was pretty embarassed, while everyone had a great time with it!

The very best to you!

Boar Hunting Calibers: What Works, When? Pt II

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577 Nitro Express rolls off the tongue with fluidity and grace...

My preference is towards "The Big Bores", 40 caliber and above. With these large, relatively slow moving projectiles whose diameter is already the width of expanded thirty caliber bullets, I'm assured of penetration and good wound channels. Invariably, they will completely perforate the target, giving two points of egress. The low forties are characterized by a series of cartridges that have never been popular in the US. The only choices we have readily available are the 416 Remington and the 416 Rigby. Available in relatively expensive firearms, I don't think these are common hog guns by any stretch of the imagination. Would they work? Yes, yes they would, though I would throttle them back from the 2700-2900fps to the 2000 range for my own sake. And as you will see, I have plans for a 416 hog gun.

I'm going to jump right into the 458s, the darling caliber of the professional hog hunter. I'm going to skip the 444 Marlin because I've never seen one, nor do I know anyone who has experience with it. I have heard of some people having a bit of difficulty reloading it. But I am not aware as to the details.

The 45-70 has, as we all know, been subject to a 30 year renaissance, from black powder enthusiasts reloading at moderate pressures to Ruger #1 fans stuffing them with loads treading close on the heels of the 458WM. Marlin certainly did their part introducing lever guns in a multitude of models designed to wring out the best of the 45-70. Whether the close-in Guide Gun or the long barreled Cowboy, the 45-70 has really meshed in nicely with Marlin. I have a strong desire to obtain Marlin's 1895 Cowboy version with a tang mounted vernier peep sight for long range hog sniping. The reproduction Sharps are now available in 45-90 and 45-120 also for the black powder shooters. Things that most 45-70 users have in common, healthy doses of powder and big hunks of lead out front, are what make that cartridge so effective. Again, hard cast lead bullets with big wide meplats (the flat tip on the end where the point ought to be) rule the roost here.

I use the 458WM more than anything else. Loaded with factory 510gr SPs I haven't had any difficulty dispatching anything I could hit. But the cost of shooting factory ammo for it has really stopped me from using it as much lately. Therefore I ordered dies, powder and the assorted stuff one needs to reload. I'm shooting for about 1500fps with 440gr LBT designed bullets. I expect that at 50 yards this combination should be able to penetrate a 250 pounder end for end. I would also like to try Barnes Originals in 600gr RNSP just for fun. Call me a glutton for punishment.

There are a few 50s, the 50-70, 50-100 and 50-140 plus the British Black Powder and Nitro Express. The American fifties are available in several Sharps and Remington rolling block reproductions. (Wish List Alert: Marlin, make a 95 available in the 50-100 please!) Alas, I have not had the pleasure of using any of these. At some point in time I will have a Ruger #1 rebarreled to the 500NE 3 1/4, just so I can have a handful of Churchill cigar sized shells to drop in the chamber. All of the 50s have what it takes to put down big hogs in a hurry. Bullet diameter combined with mass creates a phenomenal knockdown capability.

As you can see, given a choice I will always pick bullet weight over velocity. Since I believe that the challenge in hunting is getting close, and my circumstances, (read palmetto), are such that closeness is required, I don't feel the need for speed. My most recent hog was a 225 lbs sow taken at about 30yards. The 776 grain forster slug pulverized the lungs disappearing into the next county after punching out a fist size exit on the far side. I think the velocity is somewhere in the 1100fps range at the muzzle of the 10 bore gun. (See the post titled "Got one! The rest of the story on the HuntAmerica Hog hunting Forum 1/15/02)

If you were to ask me, what I would consider to be the perfect wild boar hunting gun, I would have to answer as follows. It would be a double rifle chambered in 500NE, and would put four shots in six inches at 100yards, two from each barrel. Its balance would be like that of a fine shotgun and its finish, in deference to the places I hunt, would be as plain as possible, oiled wood and brushed steel. The sights would be a flip front sight with a square blade and a pop-up round white bead, and on the rear, an adjustable square notched sight. If I could I would try to have some kind of peep sight that could be put on and taken off, or flipped with ease, for more deliberate shots. My ammunition could have to be handloaded 550gr WFNGC hardcast bullets at 1700-1900fps at the muzzle, basically the equivalent of the old Sharps 50-140 or the 500 Black Powder Express. Of course the rifle would have been regulated for that. Cost about 10,000 bucks.

On a more practical side, I have been toying with the idea of converting that Colombian .308 FN Mauser that I have to 416 Taylor. The 416 Taylor is essentially a 458WM necked down to 416 caliber. The ballistics are comparable to that of the classic Rigby but in a case that fits in a standard action. Using a medium barrel by Douglas, with the bore deeply recessed and no muzzle brake, the barrel length would be 21 inches, maybe an inch and a half less, for portability and maneuverability. I would use the same sights I described for the dream double. I've heard much about the Ashley sights but never having seen or used them I can't comment on them, though the theory and comments I have heard are very positive. I wonder if I could have the receiver machined to accept Ruger scope rings. Ammo would be loaded with 350- 400gr WFNGC hardcast bullets also keeping the velocity within the lower limits of 1700-1900 fps. If I feel the need for more oomph I can always crank the speed up to almost 2200fps, and a multitude of good bullets are available from Barnes and Hornady. With the bolt I would expect the accuracy to be within a three inch circle at 100 yards. Keeping the weight light, under seven and a half pounds or less if possible, for those all day foot hunts, I would likewise add a good Pachmyr Decelerator pad just in case I did decide to use some hi-speed persuasion. I would probably fit it with a bayonet lug for those close quarter situations if I didn't think my friends would think me crazier than they already do. Cost about 500 bucks, if that.

It is my belief that for true trophy hog hunting where the quarry will top 275 pounds, a thirty caliber rifle would be the minimum. From personal experience I believe that the Swift A-Frames are the best hunting bullet available, but the Failsafes are more lenient in terms of allowing more marginal shots. The construction is such that even after punching through a pinepitch and mud encrusted hide, three inches of shield and a shoulder knuckle, it still has enough mass to drill a hole, albeit a small one in my opinion, through the lungs and end up through the liver on the far side. This again is from personal experience.

In connection with this article, I posed this question to the many members of the HuntAmerica BBS, a hunting and shooting forum on the World Wide Web.

Projectile mass or velocity; what determines your choice? I received many responses:

Coug2Wolfs, known to many on the HuntAmerica Forums, put it best when he said, "Albert, big bullets make big holes, big holes kill animals real fast, that's why I use 'em. The high steppers make big holes too, sometimes even bigger than the big bores, but often they will not exit, and that makes me worry. The blood spoor is mandatory if something goes wrong and you have to track 'em down on dry ground."

Coug2Wolf, I could not agree more. In deference to the hog's heavy fat and gristle layer, which normally seal any puncture wound less than 1/2 inch in diameter, two exit wounds, preferably as big as possible, really assist in game recovery.

StubbleJumper says, "I hunt mostly wide open fields and mountains so ranges can be long. Therefore I chose cartridges based on trajectory and energy which is most affected by velocity. Using the 7mm STW with 140 gr bullets and the 300 UltraMag with 180 gr bullets have taken whitetails, mule deer, elk, moose, black bear, bighorn and pronghorn with the 7mm STW at ranges from 20 yards to 434 yards have taken elk and moose with the 300 UltraMag at ranges from 90 yards to 370 yards. Both rifles are customs built on stainless 700 actions with match grade barrels and Macmillan stocks."

StubbleJumper, I am with you on everything but the black bear. Call me over-cautious, but for me, I would prefer a big slug with big penetration. Isn't it true that there are more fatal black bear attacks than grizzly? But I do know someone who took a smallish blackie in Vermont in the early eighties with a .223 and 55gr SP. Go figure.

Frank in Montana says: "If the ranges are short to moderate then I like heavy for caliber at a moderate velocity. But if I expect long ranges I go lighter to flatten the trajectory, but still stay away from the real light weight bullets." Good balanced approach I think.

Ray in Alaska: "About your question on "velocity or bullet weight," at least in my view...All depends on the type of game and cartridge used. I feel that for moose size game within 300 yards, any bullet from 210 grains up to 300 grains out of the .338 WM or the .375 H&H will provide a "dead right now moose."

GMSemel: "I think that Hunters today bounce around to much between bullet weights rather that pick one weight and learn its path well."

I think that the marketing departments at the major purveyors are doing what the so called "range jockeys" are demanding. And it’s those same range jockeys that can't hit a six inch circle at 100 yards off the bench and wouldn't even be able to hit a drum at the same distance offhand. Again I do have my own range so I do have an advantage, but I think it is a responsibility to the game we take, to be able to shoot properly.

Mike Murphy: "I'll probably take heat for this, but if we examine why many hunters like heavy bullets (myself included) it generally is because of the greater and more reliable penetration they offer. However, with many of today's premium bullets, the heavy weight is no longer needed to get that penetration. The Fail-Safe, Barnes X, Swift A-Frame, etc., do the job without the need for heavy for caliber slugs. The comments above (In the forum discussion.-Ed) regarding penetration seem to support the idea that penetration is what many are seeking and not the "shock" value of velocity. With the new premium bullets we can gain the advantage of better trajectory AND penetration, i.e. the best of both worlds. In the end, as we all know, what really matters is bullet placement whether it's a 100Gr. .243 or a 500Gr. 45/70."

StubbleJumper responded: "Mike Murphy- You make a good point about not requiring heavy bullet weights for penetration when using premium bullets. I have been of this opinion for quite some time but there are many people out there who are living in the past and have a hard time letting go of old beliefs, so they simply will not admit that this can be true. With the lighter weight premium bullets you can have speed and flat trajectory without sacrificing penetration."

Mike and StubbleJumper make the point that I am loath to admit to, but that I have ample and supporting evidence for. And that is that any reasonable cartridge loaded with quality components, is up to the task. Assuming responsible shooting and proper bullet placement, any game can be taken.

My avowed favoritism towards the big bores is based on several things. Physics; big things hit harder. Character; it takes practice and diligence to become a competent shooter with the big bores. Linguistics; 577 Nitro Express rolls off the tongue with fluidity and grace, whereas 280 Remington doesn't. And furthermore you swat animals with a big bores; when you use the others you just shoot them.

Where's that phonebook? I wonder if Holland and Holland is taking orders...

Don't forget that there is a Part I :Boar Hunting: Rifle Calibers Part I

Albert A Rasch
Member: Bagram Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...
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Monday, July 12, 2010

A Note to BKD


Yes, yes I did.

Norwich University's Jackman Hall

Unfortunately, I'm not certain which post you commented on, but I certainly hope you bump into this one. It is, of course, driving me mad not knowing, but with almost 600 posts, it shouldn't take me more than a week or two to go through each one and see which one you commented on!

You will have to forgive me if I do not recall your name via your initials. As you might remember, I took a pretty nasty blow to the head that fall of '82.

Please feel free to email me at:


Best regards,
Albert "The Range" Rasch

PS: And I'm still pretty hot headed, much to my chagrin! AAR