Light Posting for Next Few Weeks

Posted: October 25, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Rut activity is starting to pick up in NE Ohio. Still nowhere near peak, but bucks are trailing does and fighting around here.

Ohio’ s rut usually peaks around mid Nov. If you look at Ohio big buck records, most were taken within a few days of Nov.15th.

I’m seeing deer up and moving in daytime, especially with the colder rainy weather. Today is in low 40′ s and drizzling off and on. Exactly the type of day I have taken almost all of the big bucks I ever got.

Unfortunately, I’m stuck wrenching on cars today.

One is ready to roll, the other is now my winter project because a piston hit a spark plug, which means I’ll be pulling the engine and taking it apart. It’s an inline 6 cylinder out of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that has less than 90 thousand on transmission, and front hubs were just done. Frame is solid, body is in great shape- no rust.

That makes it worth fixing to me. I’m sure it’s worth it to my son in law too- because its his Jeep.

He has use of company vehicle until mid Nov. That’s when snowplow contracts start, he works with me in winter and we get a company truck that stays here.

That saves me from having to rebuild an engine during the best part of deer season.

That would suck since I bought license and tags Sep. 29th the day before archery season opened. Now I can get out and hunt starting tomorrow.

Which is what I’ll be doing every day until about Nov. 20th.

Then a week after that- it’s Ohio’s gun season- Nov. 27th- Dec. 3rd.

Then we have an extra weekend gun season-12/16-12/17, then muzzleloader Jan 6th-9th.

Archery season is open until Feb. 4th 2018.

Hopefully, I’ll be tagged out and not hunting deer with a bow in Jan/ first few days of Feb.

  1. chulai1968 says:

    Jeep 4.0 liter inline 6 is practically bulletproof. Definitely worth a rebuild. I’ve had 3 of them (still have the one my late wife drove). Good luck with it. At least it didn’t suck a valve and ruin the piston. Good luck with your hunt, as well.


    • gamegetterII says:

      I told the kid the inline 6 is one of the most bulletproof engines out there. I knew it was only a matter of time before something let go in bottom end, as it had a “knock”. Found him the Jeep for $1200.00, so even if he dumps another $1,000.00 into engine parts he ends up with a Jeep that should last him at least 5 years. It will need maintenance parts like brake pads and rotors,tires,etc. All the driveshafts and transfer case are in good shape.
      For NE Ohio there’s very little rust. Couple minor dents in body.


  2. Save a steak for me mate!


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