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About airedale

  • Birthday 11/30/1948

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    Central NY
  • Interests
    Retired now, have a small hobby farm, raise a few chickens and have a small herd of Irish Dexter cattle. I enjoy all of the outdoor sports although as I get older I do not get out much as I once did. I like hunting small game best and I am especially fond of hunting with dogs. Always a firearms buff doing minor mods and smithing to individualize my firearms to my taste and loading custom ammo to fire in them. I also like the shooting sports from competition to just informal plinking and target shooting which is what I do most these days.

    I also run the Traditional Working Airedale Message board, http://traditionalairedale.proboards.com/

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  • Hunting Location
    central ny
  • Hunting Gun
    I have several that I like a lot but if I had to pin it down to one it would be my Ruger 77 220 Swift
  • Bow
    Vintage Oneida Eagle Aeroforce, Vintage Bear Cub recurve, Vintage Bear Alaskan compound, Vintage Bear Super Kodiak recurve bought in the 60s also a vintage Browning Explorer 1 compound bow.
  • HuntingNY.com
    A link to it on a craigslist ad

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  1. I have no cameras, but I do quite a bit of early scouting for both Deer and small game and it is usually combined with other activities like stump shooting with one of my recurves or plinking with one of my air guns. Also a good time to get my dogs in the woods and do some training. I go along observing mast crops and game trails along with finding other game sign, I just like being in the woods taking a walk and see what is out there, it is good for the soul. Al
  2. I have rotated firearms on the bench for over fifty years so barrels can cool and if it works for you no problem, continue on. With the amount of shooting and handload development I do this barrel cooler speeds things up much better for my sessions on the bench, a game changer for me. Al
  3. From what I have read Black Mouth Curs have a great reputation and I think one from good hunting bloodlines, with proper training could make a good decoy dog. Al
  4. So sorry for your loss, I know the feeling well as it has happened to me more times than I care to remember, and there is nothing that can be said to make me feel better when they pass as they were my best friends. I found out long ago it is a part of life and something I was going to have to deal with if I wanted to be involved with hunting dogs. Dixie can never be replaced but jumping back in with a new pup goes a long way in easing the hurt. Al
  5. Hunting Coyotes with decoy dogs is all based on stirring up their strong territorial behavior, they will try to drive out any other canines in their perceived home ground and especially so during denning. I have had them several times when Coon hunting come in and try to harass my Hounds, I always had an Airedale in the pack that would put an end to that nonsense. Al
  6. Coyote Hunting with one of the best decoy dogs I have ever seen, he knows his business. Al
  7. Shooting from the bench on these hot days gets your rifle barrel hot quickly, especially the light thin sporter barrels and they stay hot forever. Anyone knows hot sporter barrels start causing shots to wander some and open groups, I started looking for a solution to cool the barrels down relatively quick as I like knowing where my hunting rifles shoot with a cool barrel especially the first couple of shots. I found several barrel cooling devices and decided to go with a "Chuckwalla" universal barrel cooler from competition shooting school. I chose this model over the others because it uses the much more common AA batteries. You just place the device in your rifle's chamber and turn it on and it will get the barrel cooled back down much quicker than just waiting around to cool on it's own. I think it works pretty good and keeps thing moving along on the bench. Al
  8. I believe the video was geared to show who and what kills adult Turkeys, large raptors, Fox, Coyotes and Bobcats seem to be the main culprits according to this guy. Coyotes and Fox along with Skunks, Coon, Possums and Crows will take nest eggs when the opportunity arises. Al
  9. Young Ruff is coming along great, I am very pleased with him so far. Been working on basic obedience and he is coming along fine. Will be hunting up and trapping some training aids in the near future to test his natural abilities and try to find where his breeding and interests lay, he is looking versatile. Real is the deal when it comes to training, no bottled scents or concoctions. Al
  10. Have a great forth all. Al
  11. My latest in a long line of Airedales, hopefully he will provide me with many years of good all around small game hunting and take over as my yard dog for old Harleigh who is getting up in years but still darn effective as she killed a skunk the other night, "PHEW!! Al
  12. They do not last long around my place, usually my dogs take care of most of them. Al
  13. From what I have read this concoction works best on a hot sunny day, heavy rain may dilute and rinse it off the weeds before it takes full effect. Al
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