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Off Topic / UPangler Stickers for sale
« on: March 19, 2013, 08:21:06 PM »
I have the UPangler stickers for sale.
There are two sizes:
Small is 6"x3" and cost is $5 for two

Large is 12" x 6" and the cost is $10

John tomczyk will have some up in marquette this weekend at the shows, but you can get them here also.

You can order via paypal to address:
Once i recieve payment, i'll mail the stickers out the next day.

If you want to send a check or money order to
Brett lewis
9325 bay shore dr.
Gladstone, mi. 49837

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Selling rods, first mates box, spoons, etc....
« on: March 06, 2013, 09:01:58 PM »
Selling things to make some room......
I'm going to try to sell the first mates box full first. If no takers, i'll start splitting into batches of spoons soon.
I am located in Gladstone, but can run to Marquette on a weekend if anyone buys anything.
please email me at blewis@chartermi.net with questions or items you want and I will update this list as things sell.
Will sell to first person that emails, if payment is a problem, will go to the next email.

Sold pending payment
2 slide divers and a dipsy diver-      2 Slide Divers ($20 for both) (Dipsy diver $8) (Dodger $4) (Torpedo Musky Diver $15)([b]Torpedo 19 strand wire 1000ft spool [/b]SOLD)

Sold pending payment
Various flies, mostly older avery bugeye fly. ($20)

Few JPLUGS ($14)

Big Jon planer mast- minus the reels- ($50)

8'3" Ugly Stick downrigger rod with Diawa Accudepth 47LC reel    $90

8'3" Ugly Stick downrigger rod with Okuma Convector CV20D $100

Off Topic / USAA Insurance
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:48:57 PM »
Just thought i would post on here, but I just switched all my insurance (homeowners, 2autos, side x side, and travel trailer) to USAA insurance and my deductibles went down, coverage amounts went up, seperate policy for my guns up to 5k), and the price went down by almost 1/2 from what i was paying.
You have to be a veteran with an honorable discharge, and they will ask for your service dates and branch, but once you are signed up, your kids can become members also.
My daughter (17 years old) was paying $290 a month for auto insurance, hers went down to about $60 a month.
They have a great website/app that you can see all your coverages, deductables, print insurance cards,etc...
If anyone wants to call them and check it out, the number is (877) 699-2654 or the website is www.usaa.com

Gun Talk / Executive Orders Summary
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:37:40 PM »
The announcement is over, and Obama is signing the 23 executive actions. These orders are in addition to laws that Obama wants Congress to pass. Here, according to the White House, are what the 23 executive actions will do, without congressional approval:
1. "Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system."
2. "Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system."
3. "Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system."
4. "Direct the attorney general to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks."
5. "Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun."
6. "Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers."
7. "Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign."
8. "Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission)."
9. "Issue a presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations."
10. "Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement."
11. "Nominate an ATF director."
12. "Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations."
13. "Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime."
14. "Issue a presidential memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence."
15. "Direct the attorney general to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies."
16. "Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes."
17. "Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities."
18. "Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers."
19. "Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education."
20. "Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover."
21. "Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges."
22. "Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations."
23. "Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health."

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary
January 16, 2013
Now Is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect our Children and our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence
Our nation has suffered too much at the hands of dangerous people who use guns to commit horrific acts of violence. As President Obama said following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, “We won’t be able to stop every violent act, but if there is even one thing that we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try.”
Most gun owners are responsible and law-abiding, and they use their guns safely. The President strongly believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. But to better protect our children and our communities from tragic mass shootings like those in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Tucson, there are four common-sense steps we can take right now.
The President’s plan includes: (1) closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands; (2) banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and taking other common-sense steps to reduce gun violence; (3) making schools safer; and (4) increasing access to mental health services. Highlights of this comprehensive plan include:
? Require criminal background checks for all gun sales.
? Take four executive actions to ensure information on dangerous
individuals is available to the background check system.
? Reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban.
? Restore the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines.
? Protect police by finishing the job of getting rid of armor-piercing bullets.
? Give law enforcement additional tools to prevent and prosecute gun crime.
? End the freeze on gun violence research.
? Make our schools safer with more school resource officers and school counselors, safer climates, and better emergency response plans.
? Help ensure that young people get the mental health treatment they need.
? Ensure health insurance plans cover mental health benefits.
While no law or set of laws will end gun violence, it is clear that the American people want action. If even one child’s life can be saved, then we need to act. Now is the time to do the right thing for our children, our communities, and the country we love.

The President is determined to do all he can within existing authorities, and today, he will announce 23 new executive actions to make progress right away. These actions will: help make sure information about potentially dangerous people who are barred from having guns is available to the national background check system; lift the ban on research into the causes of gun violence; make sure doctors know they can report credible threats of violence by their patients; put more resource officers and counselors in schools; and ensure millions of Americans get quality mental health coverage.
Congress must also do its part. To prevent mass shootings and other gun violence, Congress should take critical steps through new legislation, including: requiring background checks for all gun sales; reinstating the prohibition on high-capacity magazines; renewing and strengthening the ban on assault weapons; and creating serious penalties for gun traffickers who help put guns into the hands of criminals.
Most gun owners buy their guns legally and use them safely, whether for self-defense, hunting or sport shooting. Yet too often, irresponsible and dangerous individuals have been able to easily get their hands on firearms. We must strengthen our efforts to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands.
? REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL GUN SALES: Felons, fugitives, and others who are legally prohibited from having a gun should not be able to use loopholes to get one. Right now, federally licensed firearms dealers are required to run background checks on those buying guns, but studies estimate that nearly 40 percent of all gun sales are made by private sellers who are exempt from this requirement. As the President said following the Newtown tragedy, keeping guns out of the wrong hands starts with legislation to require background checks for all gun sales, with limited, common-sense exceptions for cases like certain transfers among family members and temporary transfers for hunting and sporting purposes. In addition, the Administration will provide licensed dealers with guidance on how they can run background checks on private sales today.
? FOUR EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO STRENGTHEN THE BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM: The background check system is highly efficient and effective; during its 14 years in existence, the system has helped keep more than 1.5 million guns out of the wrong hands. The system is able to make 92 percent of background check determinations on the spot. But we must do a better job ensuring the background check system has access to complete information about
potentially dangerous individuals. Today the Administration is taking four actions to strengthen the system:
o Addressing unnecessary legal barriers in health laws that prevent some states from making information available about those prohibited from having guns.
o Improving incentives for states to share information with the system.
o Ensuring federal agencies share relevant information with the system.
o Directing the Attorney General to work with other agencies to review our
laws to make sure they are effective at identifying the dangerous or untrustworthy individuals that should not have access to guns.

We need to do more to prevent easy access to instruments of mass violence. We also need to provide law enforcement with additional tools to prevent gun violence, end the freeze on gun violence research, make sure health care providers know they can report credible threats of violence and talk to their patients about gun safety, and promote responsible gun ownership.
? GET MILITARY-STYLE ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES OFF THE STREETS: Several recent mass shootings involved high-capacity ammunition magazines that were prohibited from 1994 to 2004. Many of the mass shooters used the type of semiautomatic rifles that were the target of the assault weapons ban. It is time for Congress to renew the 10-round limit on magazines, and reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban.
? PROTECT POLICE BY GETTING RID OF ARMOR-PIERCING BULLETS: The President also is calling for legislation to finish the job of getting armor- piercing bullets off the streets by prohibiting the possession and transfer of this dangerous ammunition, in addition to its manufacture and import.
? GIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO PREVENT AND PROSECUTE GUN CRIME: We owe law enforcement the tools they need to keep us safe. The President will:
o Call for Congress to pass the Administration’s $4 billion proposal to help communities keep 15,000 cops on the street.
o Call for Congress to pass new gun trafficking laws, which will impose serious penalties on those who help get guns into the hands of criminals.
o Take executive action to enhance gun tracing data by requiring federal law enforcement to trace all recovered guns.
o Propose regulations that will enable law enforcement to run complete background checks before returning seized firearms
o Nominate, and call for Congress to confirm, a director for the ATF.
o Call for Congress to remove restrictions that require ATF to authorize
importation of dangerous weapons simply because of their age.
o Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun
o Direct the Department of Justice to analyze information on lost and stolen
guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.
o Provide effective training for state and local law enforcement, first
responders, and school officials on how to handle active shooter situations.

? END THE FREEZE ON GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH, INVESTIGATE THE CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE, AND EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF VIOLENT MEDIA IMAGES AND VIDEO GAMES: For years, Congress has subjected the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to restrictions ensuring it does not “advocate or promote gun control,” and some members of Congress have claimed this restriction prohibits the CDC from conducting any research on the causes of gun violence. However, public health research on gun violence is not advocacy. The President is directing the CDC and other research agencies to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence, and the CDC is announcing that they will begin this research. The Administration is calling on Congress to provide $10 million for the CDC to conduct further research, including investigating the relationship between video games, media images, and violence.
? PRESERVE THE RIGHTS OF DOCTORS TO PROTECT THEIR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITIES FROM GUN VIOLENCE: Doctors and other mental health professionals play an important role in protecting the safety of their patients and the broader community. The Administration is clarifying that no federal law in any way prohibits doctors or other health care providers from reporting their patients’ threats of violence to the authorities, and issuing guidance making clear that the Affordable Care Act does not prevent doctors from talking to patients about gun safety.
? ENCOURAGE GUN OWNERS TO LIVE UP TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO STORE GUNS SAFELY: The President believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms, and he respects our nation’s rich hunting and sport shooting traditions. But this right comes with a responsibility to safely store guns to prevent them from accidentally or intentionally being used to harm others. To that end, the President will launch a national responsible gun ownership campaign. The Administration will also encourage the development of new technology that will make it easier for gun owners to safely use and store their guns, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission will assess the need for new safety standards for gun locks and gun safes to make sure they actually work to keep guns safe.
We need to enhance the physical security of our schools and our ability to respond to emergencies like mass shootings, and also create safer and more nurturing school climates. Each school is different and should have the flexibility to address its most pressing needs. Some schools will want trained and armed police; others may prefer increased counseling services. Either way, each district should be able to choose what is best to protect its own students. The Administration is proposing to:
? GIVE LOCAL COMMUNITIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO HIRE UP TO 1,000 SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND SCHOOL COUNSELORS: School resource officers, school psychologists, social workers, and school counselors all have a role to play in keeping our students safe. We can help schools fill these roles by using this year’s COPS program to provide incentives for more police departments to hire school resource officers. And today, the President is proposing a new, comprehensive school safety initiative to help local school districts hire up to 1,000 school resource officers and school-based mental health professionals, as well as make other investments in school safety. The Department of Justice will also develop a model for using school resource officers, including best practices for working with students.
? ENSURE EVERY SCHOOL HAS A COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN: Many schools have plans for responding to emergencies like mass shootings, but too often, their plans are incomplete and their students and staff are not trained to follow them. The Administration will help schools, houses of worship, and institutions of higher education develop these plans, call on Congress to provide the resources for schools to implement them, and require those receiving safety funding from the Department of Education to have high-quality plans in place for all of their schools.
? CREATE SAFER SCHOOL CLIMATES: Making our schools safer is not just about cops and security cameras; we also need to improve the climate of our schools to reduce violence and bullying (which sometimes precedes a mass casualty event). The Administration is proposing to help 8,000 schools put in place proven strategies to reduce bullying, drug abuse, violence, and other problem behaviors, and to gather and share best practices on school discipline.
Though the vast majority of Americans with a mental illness are not violent, we need to do more to identify mental health issues early and help individuals get the treatment they need before dangerous situations develop. As President Obama has said, “We are going to need to work on making access to mental health care as easy as access to a gun.”
? MAKE SURE STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS GET TREATMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES: Three quarters of mental illnesses appear by the age of 24, yet less than half of children with diagnosable mental health problems receive treatment. To increase access to mental health services for young people, we should:
o Provide “Mental Health First Aid” training to help teachers and staff recognize signs of mental illness in young people and refer them to treatment.
o Support young adults ages 16 to 25, who have the highest rates of mental illness but are the least likely to seek help, by giving incentives to help states develop innovative approaches.
o Help break the cycle of violence in schools facing pervasive violence with a new, targeted initiative to provide their students with needed services like counseling.
o Train 5,000 more social workers, counselors, and psychologists, with a focus on those serving students and young adults.
? ENSURE COVERAGE OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT: The Affordable Care Act is the largest step to increase access to mental health services in a generation, providing health coverage for 30 million Americans, including 6 to 10 million people with mental illness. The Administration will take executive actions to ensure that millions of newly covered Americans, and millions more who already have health insurance, get quality mental health coverage by:
o Finalizing regulations to require insurance plans to cover mental health benefits like medical and surgical benefits.
o Ensuring Medicaid is meeting its obligation to cover mental health equally.
None of these problems can be solved by laws alone. All Americans must do their part. Gun owners have a responsibility to make sure their guns are safely stored. If a gun is lost or stolen, it is important to report it to local authorities. Parents, teachers, and school counselors need to stay involved in young people’s lives, and if they need help, show them how to get it. A trained professional who concludes that a patient poses a serious threat to himself or others has a duty to report it. The entertainment and video game industries have a responsibility to give parents tools and choices about the movies and programs their children watch and the games their children play. As President Obama said, “This job of keeping our children safe and teaching them well is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the help of a community and the help of a nation.” The President, the Vice President, and other Administration leaders will continue to work with Americans from all walks of life to look for more ways to help.

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Ice Fishing / Upper part of LBDN
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:33:18 PM »
Fished yesterday near boat launch on bayshore drive., our group caught 5 or 6 nice perch between 3:00 and dark. Ice was solid 3" -4" everywhere we went.
Today i checked the condition of the ice out from yellow gate access. Walked out and there was 4" - 5" of good solid black ice everywhere, so i ran home, picked up the permanent shack and brought it out and set it up.
Evening fished there and had a couple smaller perch, and one missed flag.
People taking four wheelers all around the bay, i'm not that comfortable yet.

Funny story though, i was walking out of the baitshop and a guy asks me " how long to drive to the vagabond from here?" , i said probably 15 minutes or so, he says is it just straight across from the boat launch here? I said WTF you're not talking about driving your truck across, lol the guy says his brother in-law said ice is good and to drive straight across from boat launch on ice.
I said i think your brother in-law hates you.....

Off Topic / Xbox 360 gamertag
« on: November 23, 2012, 06:03:54 PM »
Been playing alot of call of duty blacks op 2, was just wondering if anyone else on the site plays.
I took it over from my daughter. :)
Maybe can run some games together.

Off Topic / Happy veteran's day
« on: November 11, 2012, 01:19:29 PM »
Let us pause and give thanks to all that have served and made the ultimate sacrifice.
Happy veteran's day

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Hunting / Trapping / Good luck for trapping opener.
« on: October 15, 2012, 12:16:33 AM »
Good luck to anyone heading out and setting traps in the morning.
Gonna be wet as hell..

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Any trapping gear laying around?
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:09:40 PM »
I'm looking for any traps, especially any 1 or 1-1/2 longspring traps or fur stretching boards that anyone may have laying around and not using anymore.
If so, pm me or send an email.

Hunting / Trapping / Getting ready for trapping
« on: September 28, 2012, 06:16:33 PM »
Finally got around to ordering the last of my trapping supplies to get me started in trapping.
Bought everything through minnesota trapline products.
I ordered online one night, everything shipped the next morning, got everything the next day, couldn't be happier with the service.
Anyways, i've trapped things around the yard (nuisance coons) in bucket sets, but now have been bitten by the trapping bug.
Talked to a local guy that showed me how to set different kinds of sets, lures, scouting locations, etc..
I'm going to focus on coyote and fox, then later cats..
Been reading books, watching videos & dvd's all summer, getting antsy now the weather is changing.
I changed the hunting forum to hunting / trapping, not sure how many other trappers are out there.
On a side note, my dishwasher holds 24 bridger #2's, six one and a half long springs, and six 220 conibears.

South Shore Fishing Association / SSFA Fall Classic Tournament
« on: August 15, 2012, 09:41:11 PM »
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Fall Classic Tournament.

Please Contact Bill Flanigan at (906) 362-5165 or Mylan Koski at (906) 360-4027 for more information.

Friday, September 7, 2012 Captains Meeting and Tournament Registration at Marquette Mountain.

Off Topic / Viper 4000#Winch install on Polaris Ranger
« on: July 23, 2012, 09:13:00 PM »
After reading a ton of reviews, I ordered a Viper 4000# Winch with rocker switch for the polaris ranger.
I opened the box and was overwhelmed at the amount of wires, bolts, plates, brackets, and a contactor.
I read the manuals and they left a few grey areas. Anyways, They had a 800 number, so I called and got a guy in customer support. They couldn't have been nicer, and he cleared up the two questions I had as well as gave me a few pointers/shortcuts that made the install easier.
After a couple of hours, install went great, winch looks awesome, and i have figured out the operation. Now I should probably never need to use it, but if I do.... :beer:
It was nice to talk to a company that had awesome technical support, and an English speaking human answered the phone, I didn't have a press 3 for english.
Just thought I would post,
This is the one I bought, and I mentioned the website www.rangerforums.net and you get 5% off your order.
For roughly $200, I got the winch, 50' cable, roller fairlead, cover, rubber stopper, flush mount rocker switch, corded remote, 4ton snatch block (lol when i read that), mounting plate and a 1 year warranty.

Here is a link to their product line.


Off Topic / Loving the side by side
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:14:04 AM »
My wife and i put 200 miles on our polaris ranger this weekend. We went from rapid river trailhead, wandered around highway 13, then down to mac's bar for a burger (awesome food), then back to rapid river in the rain and mud.
Next trip was from camper in gwinn down to northland by kate's grade/monument, tooled around there, then burger at knotty pine, then back to Gwinn.
Met a ton pf nice people. It's funny talking to people though about trails. Most of them probably grew up on them, so when they try to explain directions, it's like" yeah, it's easy, take pin line to ho chi minh trail, turn left on pipeline to dale's marsh, go around that until you hit burnt camp rd., then take that out to the main road."
The 500 ranger has worked awesome, only been stuck once and that was my fault, went into a bottomless mud pit without checking it out first. I haven't seen any place tha the 500 was underpowered and is actually more nimble in the woods than an 800 i was following.
That gaia gps app works awesome.
I'd like to figure out how to go from esky to foster city then up truck trail to northland then up to gwinn. We keep our camper on horseshoe lake for the summer. I'd have to plan that out good on the maps.

Off Topic / New toy
« on: July 09, 2012, 12:25:52 PM »
Just bought a polaris ranger 500, so far it's been great. Wife likes it and we hit all the trails near horseshoe lake in gwinn. It rides comfortable and haven't needed 4 wheel drive yet. Still breaking it in..

C'mon mud.

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