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About Salmon_Run

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    Advanced NY Hunter
  • Birthday 07/29/1960

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    : Adirondacks (Hamilton County)

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  • Hunting Location
    Adirondacks (Hamilton County)
  • Hunting Gun
    Kimber 84 in .308
  • Bow
    Jennings "buck master"
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  1. Just finished up Wild Men, Wild Alaska by Rocky McElveen......great read.
  2. Trapline Twins - Alaska twins Miki and Julie Collins lead a subsistence lifestyle. Been in Fur, Fish and Game magazine and others.
  3. Ditto, I will never have "social media". It's sad when entire families are at dinner, or events and everyone has a face lit up from a screen. A few months back two other people and I sat in a waiting room having vehicles serviced, one was considerably older than me, I'm 59 and one younger. We engaged in polite conversation for nearly an hour and as we all were preparing to leave the elderly woman said how "refreshing" and enjoyable it had been to have had conversation. She added, if we all had phones it wouldn't have happened. Watch today at how many people even make eye contact or can start and carry on a conversation...Sad reflection of our enlightened and enhanced instant contact to social media..
  4. With dogs that are going to hunt and be great citizens I expose them to every possible setting, we visit Walmart and sit out front, vet's office by the hour watching other pets come and go and if I leave the house one of my hunting dogs comes along (within reason). I also expose them them early to sounds like thunderstorms, gun fire and fireworks, either through audio tapes or live exposure (start slowly). It takes a lot of hours but worth every second when they reach their potential and are calm. The only time they get excited is to be with us or in the field, outside of that it's business as usual and they are always in control.....
  5. Start her out in a small crate and she will assimilate that as her den, a canine will not want to soil where they den. Immediately after releasing her from her crate take her outside and reinforce the good behavior. Common mistake with puppies is a crate that is too large and they will identify a part of the crate as a place to soil and that defeats the process.... Also, make sure worms, urinary tract infections, and medial causes have all been ruled out by a good quality vet check....
  6. Greetings, I also want to extend the very best wishes throughout this holiday season; please, be safe, enjoy the present, reflect on the past and look ahead to brightest of futures. From my family to all of yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!!!! Dan
  7. I have no cell service in my neck of the woods, I sit quietly and reflect on the outing for a few minutes before the work begins.....
  8. stubborn1VT, If you typically hunt open fields you could sight in at 150 yards and range find some known spots where you hunt and then you can estimate shot distances more consistently from known landmarks. All food for thought and practice pays great dividends in confidence... Best of luck to you.
  9. Sorry for your loss, don't give up on your muzzle loader and "pattern" it before next season and get your confidence back. I sight in using three pellets and it give one more shock power down range. I also sight in at about 2" high at 100 yards and where I hunt (Adk's) long shots are very rare.
  10. Seems as if I only have a "rushed deposit" in the woods when I have on the most layers of clothing, I'm miles away from camp and I can't find a halfway level horizontal dead log in sight. I always carry paper towels and some baby wipes to restore that fresh feeling...
  11. Back from a great holiday, only about a few inches of snow on the ground. The temps are trending lower at night and I believe winter has hit the big woods. Oxbow Lake was locked over and it looks like Lake Pleasant is not to far behind. Stay well all.....
  12. Salmon_Run

    Piseco lake?

    I believe that the Poplar Point boat ramp (limited parking) is being left open for boat access. There are lakers and some landlock salmon in the lake, but I've never caught any with great size. Its a nice setting and gets busy during July and August during the day hours. Use to troll right off the bottom dragging spoons with copper line or using riggers...
  13. There have been many a discussion over "hunting accidents" and I stand by what I have posted in the past. NEVER point a weapon at anything you would not want destroyed and never take a shot unless one is positive of the trajectory. It's a miracle that the victim was able to survive a neck wound and wish him a speedy physical and mental recovery.
  14. My daughter is a very small build and we had a 870 youth cut down even further and use lighter loads. With a 12 gas. there is no shortage of options for any game or target.... First and foremost get a shotgun that "fits" her well....
  15. Good luck, shopping is half the fun. I owned a deep V Lund for years with two outboards and riggers. I miss that boat for trout/salmon trolling.