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  1. I'm happy with him. I was limited on wall space, old home low ceiling.
    44 points
  2. Father's day came early this year and very unexpectedly Wed night at 8:58pm, Caysen Joseph joined us at 35 weeks and 3 days, Weighing in at 6lbs 19¾" long. Spent a couple hours in the NICU for monitoring but so far has been doing well and finally were able to come home today. Momma is doing good as well even with the unexpected induction for preeclampsia and big brother and sister are thrilled.
    36 points
  3. After playing soccer on the travel team for so many years it comes to an end. Her team the Long Island Slammers won the state cup this weekend against the Albany Alley cats. Second year in a row. I'm happy for the girls moving forward in college and soccer. My daughter is concentrating on her studies at West Point.
    35 points
  4. I've got another batch of mounts on the drying wall ready to get finished and out the door. Just finished this one today, a beautiful Steuben County 10-point shot by a 14-year-old about a half a mile from my house..
    31 points
  5. 30 points
  6. Caught my personal best striped bass last night on a live eel in the great South Bay. 50 inch fish The other guy in the pics is a Good Samaritan who climbed down the rocks to grab the fish while I kept tension on the line. Fish was released safely back into the water Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    26 points
  7. Tonight was her prom first time all dressed up
    24 points
  8. Since none of our 5 children decided to do anything for our 60th wedding anniversary which is June 30 , we decided to spend some of their inheritance . We signed up to go on a 13 day tour of Ireland . That will take place in September and get us back a week before Bow Season opens .
    23 points
  9. My biggest hooks to date...1 7/16, 22.25lb, 10.5 beard. He's been beating me all season but messed up today. Same bird I passed yesterday morning
    22 points
  10. Fun catching them on the kayak. Ended up with 3 pike, 6 largemouth, and 1 bowfin...All Catch & Release
    20 points
  11. West Point at My Daughter school tonight! She leaves in two weeks.
    18 points
  12. Northern Niagara County
    18 points
  13. Thinking of inflation , peoples struggles, can’t pay their college loans etc. got me thinking of my upbringing . I was born in ‘59 two sisters two parents who built a 1100 SF ranch house in Webster ,on a triple lot they bought off my Moms dad , who had a vineyard there . Dad worked at Kodak, Mom stayed at home till I was in like 4 or 5th grade and could take care of myself then she got a job . Mom cooked from scratch , made my sisters dresses and patched my jeans . When you got a hole in your socks ,she put a light burb in it and sewed up,the hole , she reused tin foil , lunch bags and so forth . Hand soap ? You know when it’s down to a sliver and you throw it out ,she saved them ,put them in a mesh bag, tied off the end ,and then you washed with that. She never bought cookies ,she made them , snacks well popcorn ,an apple or orange , and an occasional half gallon of ice cream , and kids weren’t fat imagine that . We had a garden 150x70 feet , Dad took vacation time come harvest , mom canned and froze a lot of food, dad took a deer every now and then. oh our house had a stone driveway for many years , paved ones were a luxury . Dad would cash his check and give my mom some money which she put in labeled envelopes, one was “ fish fry “ so after a few weeks we could go have a fish fry dinner . Today people eat out on a whim a couple times a week . We weren’t poor, dad made good money , but people knew the value of it . Dad built our addition , painted the cars did all the mechanical work though . During the ‘70s gas crisis he car pooled with two,other guys ,and continued that for many years . I had a total of three bikes my entire upbringing , a baseball glove bat, football , basketball and a BB gun , can’t recall much else . Fast forward to,today, young folks can’t repay their loans …. But they have iPhones , three steaming services, gym membership , a jet ski , take vacations ,new sneakers a few times a year oh and craft beer of course .
    18 points
  14. My nephew is spending the week fishing the Catskill. Do to work I couldn't make the trip . But he is having a good time camping and fly fishing with a friend . Says the fishing has been tough but he is getting some nice ones . Just called me to brag . They are taking a break do to thunder storms and hard rain . Hasn't sent me a pic of the big bow he got this morning . The brown was from a spot I gave him to get away from all the memorial day weekend crowd on the willow. The big bow was from a spot I gave him in the Delaware. He has come a long way from the 12 year old that couldn't sit still while I taught him proportions and techniques for the traditional Catskill fly patterns.
    18 points
  15. I just put the finishing touches on a heartbreaker buck that I was hoping to put my own tag on last fall. As fate would have it, a late night of skinning and caping other people's bucks caused me to skip out on the second morning of season and this deer was shot on a neighboring property a couple hundred yards away from my stand where I was sitting the previous morning. The last pic was from a series of pics my cell cam sent me that morning. I had no idea what they were dragging out until I met the guy at the local butchershop and he approached me about caping a deer for him that he may end up mounting. When he pulled into my driveway and I dropped the tailgate on his truck...my jaw dropped too. Really wasn't expecting it to be "my deer". So it goes during gun season in NY...
    17 points
  16. Well the possiblity exists that the 500th deer will be taken off my property this year. So i decided to comission a commerative hunting knife for the occasion. It will be damascus with a rosewood burl handel modeled after (imo) the best hunting knife ive found but is no longer made.. a schrade ph2. Will be a few months before its made as he has a bunch of orders ahead.. ph2 examples if you have never had the blessing of seeing/ holding one or using one
    16 points
  17. Guess she thought this would be a good place to leave it
    16 points
  18. Put 29 in the boat this morning
    15 points
  19. I caught a nice chain pickerel
    15 points
  20. Plenty of Gobbling this morning! Out with my partner Cynthia again. I had one Gobbler that came close up to around 30 yards in the Tall Grass. Never saw him and he did not see or commit to my Decoy. Cynthia had multiple Big Birds close to her position -- on Private across a Stream. I tried to call the Birds close so they would Flap on over. Cynthia saw a few Gobblers chasing pesky Jake's to the Stream edge-- but they did not wing over to our side. Tough- but exciting Season . I got 1 20lber and Cynthia got her beast Tom at 26.1 lbs. Out 31 Days between New Jersey + New York. On to Hiking Mode now to maintain the Leg Conditioning, I developed with all this walking and looking for big ol Birds.
    14 points
  21. Boys were rippin lips tonight our clubs pond! Sent from my SM-A716V using Tapatalk
    13 points
  22. He shut down the Keystone pipeline and took other measures to squander America’s energy independence on his first day in office. No single individual is more directly responsible for the high prices we are paying at the pump and the failing economy we are all experienced today. The sad part is, he don’t know no better . I am not blaming him when the fault lies entirely with the fools who voted for him. Anyone with half a brain could see his incompetence by listening to a single sentence of his speech.
    13 points
  23. Have this little Gray Fox hanging around this spring, there has been a bumper crop of meadow mice aka "Voles" which may be drawing him out of the woods. I know they are around, see them dead on roads or crossing roads at night but I have only seen one Gray Fox ever here, had one pass by me when Deer hunting. Reds are a different story I see them all the time. Al
    12 points
  24. I’m going to be the new owner of this 95 acre property and cabin. I mapped the geology on this property as part of my Masters theses back in the 1990’s! The lady who sold me the property remembered me…crazy small world! Before this property, all my hunting was/is behind my house in western NY on my 15 acres of land. https://www.whitetailproperties.com/hunting-land/new-york/allegany/custom-built-hand-hewn-log-home-on-organic-acreage-allegany
    12 points
  25. I had the honor of coaching our house league all star game tonight. We ended up winning 7-6. If was a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed themselves.
    12 points
  26. Buddy at work had raffle tickets for American legion down in Livonia so said why not. Got the call today that I won a mossberg patriot 7mm-08...woooooohoooo!!!!!First raffle win for me and pumped.going down later this week to get it.dont think it comes with glass so might have questions along the way.anyone familiar with this gun???
    12 points
  27. Moulding and trim on.. a few touch ups to do but 99.9 % done.
    12 points
  28. This guy was in my parents yard tonight. I get a bunch on trail cams each year, but none like this. They said he wasn’t afraid and just stood there watching them. Middle of nowhere, SE Adirondacks.
    12 points
  29. Good question. I am sure it’s a combo of many things. Values have changed for the worse and technology has led to less parental influence and more peer influence. Not necessarily a good thing for youth. Then again, some parents should not be parenting.
    12 points
  30. Put the boat in at Dunkirk this weekend and just fished around the harbor. We caught some whopper smallies and a pile of rock bass, or as I call them freshwater tripletail lol. They eat good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    12 points
  31. Took my son on a 1 day run and gun mission in PA yesterday. Saw an absolute pile of turkeys but they just wouldn't cooperate. Son stuck it out and put in the time and the miles, but we couldn't make it happen. Out of the 50 birds we saw we heard only a few gobbles and only 1 bird strutted. Great times, memories made ! I'm certain we will be back there again. I will say this, I had one of the best turkey hunters I know leading us around AND we had access to almost 10,000 acres of PRIVATE land and no success. Careful when you say private birds are easy...... Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
    12 points
  32. Caught a few bass from shore messing around at campground. Going to try evening to get back on water.
    11 points
  33. This is my favorite Marlin levergun. It is a 1961 336 RC in .35 Remington with a 2X Leupold and see-thru flip up scope caps. It's a very accurate rifle and has taken many deer. It will never be for sale and will be handed down through the generations in my family.
    11 points
  34. Planted imperial whitetail clover + chic magnet in my big plot (2 acres), went in May 14th. Coming along nicely! Rye is doing well, winter wheat is doing well in the others. Another clover kill plot is going nuts, poochy is there for comparison but it's 9 inches high. Got 2300 pics to go through off 2 cameras for most of May. Lower plot (last pic) is mostly rye will get brush hogged a couple times and planted in August. Leaning towards turnips this year, maybe winter peas in a kill plot? Logger says he's 5 weeks out from taking 3500 trees my property. Going to have him open a couple spots on those benches and make a couple kills plots down there. Don't know what to plant yet.....
    11 points
  35. Ok got it! I took most of the branches off, half way up tree leaned another way. He pushed it a bit with my back cut, I didn't get angle quite right so it wasn't falling. Batteries died so I had to charge. I just have to finishing cutting up the top and clean up Thanks guys
    11 points
  36. When I was a kid at home and acted up, I got my ass kicked.... When I acted up on the school bus, I got my ass kicked.... When I acted up at school I got my ass kicked.... When I screwed up in the service, I got my ass kicked... After awhile I decided that following the rules was easier than getting my ass kicked... Possibly a general lack of respect for authority has something to do with today's problems..
    11 points
  37. I'm not 100% certain, but I think I just watched a doe give birth. Heard some soft grunts, then a sound like something dropping into the leaves, then a fawn bawling. All about 100 yards away, tiny tiny little fawn following mama. She's licking him, lot of grunting. Either way I'm standing guard for a bit.
    11 points
  38. I bought this from Pygmy in the early days of this forum. It is what started our friendship, I'd almost say it was love at first sight. Remington XP100R chambered in .308 Winchester. I put a Leupold 2.5x8 EER scope on it with Redfield rings and bases. For the life of me (and I don't feel like going downstairs and pulling the file on the gun/load) I don't recall the bullets I used. It was great fun and certainly a challenge to hunt with. I only killed one doe with it at around 200 yards one year then the next they legalized the centerfire rifle in Livingston County and I sold it to a friend.
    10 points
  39. Up at 1, fire started at 2, miss Piggy (105lb) on at 2:45. Grandnephew highschool graduation party. Injected it yesterday around 3pm with apple juice and apple cider vinegar with some granulated garlic and onion. Cooking at 275° for the first few hrs, or until I get the color I like, then flipping to finish off the cook at 225°. Using chery and hickory. Planning on taking this one to 200° in the shoulders. I'll use the skin as a "bowl" and people can grab the pulled from whatever area of the pig they like. Should be done around noon. Give it a hrs rest before digging in.
    10 points
  40. Yesterday was Graduation, today we leave for West Point. she gave a great speech. A Whirl Wind.
    10 points
  41. Hit the inlet last night. It was windy and rough. Managed a good striper on top water. What a blast. That 1.5 mile walk through the sand each way was the best workout I’ve had in years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10 points
  42. I have a love/hate relationship with them. Lol
    10 points
  43. One more for the pan picked up at the end of the day.
    10 points
  44. Got some of the floor done… and the boss approves.
    10 points
  45. Another oldie............ A spent (and unfired) Parker BE 275gr bullet recovered from a deer I killed years ago displayed on a HNY hat I got from John, one of the mods here.
    9 points
  46. Cruunch wrap supremes with order forms text out beforehand
    9 points
  47. 9 points
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