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    Icicle Hunting

    Perfect Icicles are forming on gutters and cliffsides in the Northeast.

    Today, I hunt.

    I'm going to put them is a cooler with dry ice and keep them for chilling cocktails in the summer.

    There are some big enough to chill a punch bowl.

    What's the best way to get them down intact from 20 ft up?
    Colonel Ed
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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    BB gun or pellet gun maybe. Catch them with a blanket when they fall. Joe
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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    Make your own. Some kind of syphon drip thingee. You can control the size, and water quality, then. I would think you risk contaminants with "Nature's Own". Not anything that would hurt you, necessarily, but dirt and grit residue in your glass after melting. Now, I love to chew on the grit from the end of a Stagg bottle...Dirt, not so much. Though, that might be quite complementary with some BT's.
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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    ...I would think you risk contaminants with "Nature's Own"...
    Don't drink yellow ice?
    Tim

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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    Its just noon and I have my bag limit of icicles.

    A four pointer was damaged landing in the tarp but the Crossman Medalist performed perfectly in spite of the cold. (4 pumps was perfect)

    I'm testing a frag in a small pour of Russell's Reserve. I do detect a little squirrel fewmet, but its not unpleasant.
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    Colonel Ed
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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    Gotta love this thread. I applaud your efforts and your results.
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    Bob Marley.

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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    The icicle season is way too short.

    I'm very afraid the DEC in NY will get wind of this and not only put a bag limit, but start charging
    a fee for tags and institute mandatory reporting.
    Apparently, the out of control icicle population and the senseless melting that will occur in a few days isn't being recognized by the conservationists.

    Its just a matter of time before the icicle cruelty prevention folks will be protesting the thinning of the herd and I'll be marked as a murderer.

    Its not like I'm senselessly hunting these and leaving them to melt in the woods.

    My family depends on icicles.

    We have a freezer full and hope they last us through the summer.
    Colonel Ed
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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    I whacked a bunch of 'em today.
    The bastards were just hanging from the roof of my house above the doorway just waiting to fall and pierce a person.
    I don't care if I don't have the required license to "harvest" these vermin, I have a family to protect.
    I say go screw yourself to the so called Icicle Protection groups that want me to drink my soda pop with out ice!!!
    ovh

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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    I've been stalking a 4 in thick, 5 footer for a few days now.

    Haven't been able to get close enough for a clean shot with drifts and bad lighting

    Don't want to risk maiming it. Gotta be a clean kill.

    While I was checking on him (That's right, a buckcicle) late this afternoon, I was apalled to find he had been poached!!

    Illegally harvested in broad daylight from my property.

    Probably picked off from the road. They left the carcass shattered on my back deck.

    I had to clean it up before The Patty saw it and started cyring. She had become attached to it.

    Dam Poachers
    Colonel Ed
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    Re: Icicle Hunting

    I'm doing my best to help you out Big Ed. I've been keeping my eyes on a big buckcicle in hopes I might share my bounty with you. The big problem, is that it's on my neighbors property. I fear for my safety if I venture too far across our property line. He's somewhat of a jerk, and I'm sure he would sick his two butt ugly pug dogs on me. I just know the mongrels would chew my feet off at the ankles. Here's a couple of pics to drool over. Cheers! Joe
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