March 11 2001 is the official date for the forum turn on, I can't believe it's been a decade already.
A big thank you to all the members who hang out here and share their stories, info and pics. The mods and other admins also need a huge thank you for spending time here to help. Beckfire, Backcountry, Jim In Illinois, Marty, Powduck, Prohunter, gundogs, inchr48, Tomnator, Vermonsta, Kit Fox, BigSwad, FTTPOW, Brad, Buck-Eye, CWSMACKDOWN, feelinducky, almtnman, gwhunter69, Loye, Ridn9High, wapiti, Lan-Lord and Speckmisser. Please holler if I missed anyone.
I was just at another outdoor show this past weekend and it always nice to have folks come up and say how much they appreciate the JHO forum and website and how it's helped them somehow. That and how they always tell me how they made some great friends and hunting buddies from here. You guys and gals rock.
For those wondering about how JHO was spawned, Hoss from the forum here had a free hunting forum on "Be Seen" Forums called "California Deer Hunting" back in the late 90s. CDH had a link off the DFG website that funneled a lot of members to that forum along with some of us who helped spread the word to other websites. When Be Seen announced they were going to close all their free forums a couple people asked me to start a new CA Hunting forum since I had been writing my own hunting webpages for a few years on Geocities. I gathered a couple friends for mods and admins and we started with Ikonboard forum software which evolved into Invisionboard. Back then the forum name was Jesse's Hunting Page (JHP). In 2003 the name was changed to JHO and a real LLC company was formed. A few years back we stepped up to Vbulletin forum software that we use today.
Where is JHO headed in the next 10 years? We're working on a complete overhaul of the whole site to make it easier to navigate and find info. The forum change was the first upgrade (Phase 1). We're working on the what they call the back end, the software that will make the rest of the site work a lot better. Members will be able to have their stories become articles to be shown on the main index home page if they want is one new item we'll have. We've added Tapatalk to allow you to post from a Smartphone anywhere is another innovation members already like.
Thank you again for your input and sharing here and your friendship, I do appreciate it.
Now help me blow out all the candles.
Jeff "Jesse" James
Owner of JHO
Jeff "Jesse" James - Owner of Jesse's Hunting & Outdoors
You can always tell who's in 2nd place by who's whining and crying the most. - Old hockey coach.
Dum spiramus tuebimur
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"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a brave and scarce man, hated and scorned. When the cause succeeds, however, the timid join him... for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -Mark Twain
YUCK, there's SPIT on my monitor!
Hoppy Birdie, Two Ewe
Hoppy Birdie, Two Ewe
Hoppy Birdie, Deer, Ewe
Hoppy Birdie, Two Ewe
and many Booooooar..........
I'll keep my day job......
There are two types of countries in the world today.
Those that use the metric system and those that have been to the moon.
I'm still waiting to shake the hand of the first JHO'er I meet in person, but I've learned a lot and had a some great laughs (and shed a few tears) on this board.
I'm proud to be a part of JHO, let's keep it rolling !
Think me not unkind and rude,
That I walk alone through grove and glen.
I go to seek the God of the wood,
And fetch His word to men.
Happy Birthday JHO! Thanks Jesse and all you admins too. I have enjoyed my four years reading the forum. The only blight in four years was Inchr48s reference to Belch's Bad Moon Rising. Took the song off my Ipod, but hasn't helped. Anyway, thanks again to everyone that helps keep this forum going.
" I come home with an honestly earned feeling that something good has taken place. It makes no difference whether I got anything; it has to do with how the day was spent."
Congrats and happy B Day...
Great job by jesse and the mods to continue making this the absolute best outdoor site there is...
Stop Global Whining...
It's been a goodtime. I remember when I joined in May of 2002....Met a lot of good friends on this site that turned into awesome hunting buddies. Thanks again JHO!!!!
~Hunting the West and beyond~
Happy Birthday! Great job.
Frank X. Morris
Happy Birthday, JHO!
(Belchfire that song rocked)
Science flies people to the moon...Religion flies people into buildings
Happy Birthday JHO from a long time member. I see I joined when you were just 8 days old! Cradle robber!
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Matt 16:15
Happy Birfday JHO!!! I won't forget this birthday it is the same day as my wifee's!!!! Thanks Jesse it would have taken me another ten years to meet the good friends and hunting buddies that I have already made in just the last year and a half on JHO. Can't thank you-all enough...
Sierra Pacific Fly fishers Association
SCVQUWF (santa clarita valley quail upland wildlife federation)
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. ~John Steinbeck
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JHO!! Thanks to you Jesse and all the mods and also to all the members, who together keep this the best site around! Hard to believe I joined over 8 years ago. I still have an original JHP sticker on the truck in addition to the latest sticker.
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"Democracy ends when the government takes from those willing to work and gives to those who aren't"
Happy 10 years. This was the first place that I found others with some of the same views and I've learned a lot too.
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Happy Birthday JHO!
"Turning deer into venison since 1975"
Happy Bday and a big THANK YOU to Jesse and all you mods!
Well JHO, you'll be a teenager soon!
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Society in any state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil. T. Paine
I am old enough to remember when this really was the land of the free. CS
this has been a great site and can only guess how many hours or sleepless nites you have put into this site to keep it up and running!! For thank you Jess may the next 10 be eaiser
LIFE MEMBER OF RMEF,SCI,and NRA
GOD BLESS ARE ARM FORCES
I've only been here since 2007, but have read much and enjoyed all of it.
Great stories and information, as well as amusing subjects.
Originally made for Wilma, but in this case only the song need apply.
'Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.' - Ronald Reagan
If you teach your kids to hunt, you won't have to hunt for your kids!!
Congrat's on keeping this thing up and running! It takes alot of time and effort and it is appreaciated by all who visit it.
Man, it sure doesn't seem like it's been that long.
I don't even want to think about how many hours Jesse has put into the site in those years.
Happy Birthday, JHO!
"Someday you and I will take the Great Hart by our own skill alone, and with an arrow. And then the Little Gods of the Woods will chuckle and rub their hands and say, "Look, Brothers. An Archer! The Old Times are not altogether gone!" - Adrian Eliot Hodgkin
There are few sites as comprehensive and informative as this one. That fact that it's made it this long in the intertubes speaks for itself. Well done Jesse.
Judge Gideon J. Tucker, wrote in a 1866 ruling that "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."
Happy birthday JHO! Love this site and went on some memorable hunts with some great guys and gals from here!
"ab ovo usque ad mala"
Thanks from me as well. Lots of great info and good people. I also have met several friends that I would have never met without this site.
Thanks jesse and congratulations! I've learned a lot from JHO!!! Good people here.
"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
Wow, what a ride! Looking forward to the next 10 years. I found this site looking for home-brew camera ideas and it has been an absolute blessing to me! Thanks to Jesse and the others for everything. It's a great site and will always be a great place to meet new hunting buddies and swap stories.
Maybe even one of these days we could start back up with the Texas JHO get togethers. Maybe this year I will be able to coordinate being in California with a JHO get together of some sort as well.
Thanks again Jesse!
"They who can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. "
- Benjamin Franklin
Happy Birthday JHP....err... JHO!
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
It's been a wild 1st 10 for sure....the highs, the lows and the in-betweens. Hard to believe the Yahoo groups were well over a decade ago as well.
Strong Work Jesse! You have a whole bunch of us who'd do almost anything for you if you were ever in a pinch. To the next 10 years sir!!
"I'd rather have my picture taken with a herbivore than a hollywood star"