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airedale last won the day on January 17 2017

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About airedale

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • Birthday 11/30/48

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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,

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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.
    Read about it on a craigslist ad

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  1. Paying More For A Turkey Permit And Getting Less..

    Hey Bill I still have my old 1962 Hunting-Fishing-Trapping guide from when I first got my licence, back then there were not enough Turkeys around to hunt so there were no permits. 1962 Licence Fees & Choices available Combo Hunting and Fishing $5.25 Hunting $3.25 Big Game $3.25 Archery $5.25 Trapping $3.25 Fishing $3.25 There is no state more capable than NY state when it comes to figuring out ways to squeeze every penny it can from it's citizens through taxes and fees, they are experts at it.
  2. Tis the season-COUNTY FAIRS!

    Took a ride up to Sandy Creek to visit the Oswego County Fair, weather was great, big crowd and the Fair atmosphere was in full swing. Tried a "Crabby Patty" sandwich, was a first for me and it was pretty tasty. While me and the wife were sitting at a picnic table enjoying our food we watched a little girl 3 or 4 years old take her first ride on a "merry go round" and for her it was the thrill of her short lifetime, Ahh, life's simple pleasures, especially so for the little ones. Al
  3. Approval ratings

    I care zero about personality and PC bullshit, in the end it is all about results and what he gets done. Ending illegal immigration, cutting taxes, supreme court judges, jobs-economy, border security, strong military, backing law enforcement and enforcing "ALL" of this country's laws, NRA friend and member and pro gun and hunting, and putting an end to other countries around the world sticking it to us. So far so good from where I sit.
  4. I think it is just natural that many times an activity if done a lot will lose some of it's shine because of familiarity. When I was a kid and had the opportunity to eat all the ice cream I wanted I could have put a serious dent in one of those old half gallon boxes. Last evening the wife and I stopped at an ice cream shop and I had a small bowl of really good store made butter pecan and that small bowl was all I wanted, I still love ice cream but like hunting these days I just do not need so much of it. Age also becomes a limiting factor at some point, when you get old you just can not do things physically that you did when young. Kind of an ebb and flow thing with me these days, I will say a new gun and cartridge will sometimes get me fired up to make a kill along with some hunting opportunity that I have not tried or had much experience with. Like Pygmy I still enjoy an awful lot the early season fall days in a good squirrel woods with a tack driving 22 rifle and think I always will. Al
  5. Swiss Army Knife

    The Wife years ago gave me a Wenger Swiss Army gift set consisting of a small pen knife and a Watch for my birthday, lost the Watch while training some Coondogs and never knew it at the time. Five years later Son was in the area where it was lost and happened to see a glint in the leaves and found it. The leather strap was roached, I put a new battery in it and it still worked. It was officially retired. The knife sits here in my computer desk and gets used all the time. Al
  6. Swiss Army Knife

    Wenger made one called the "Giant" A collector's knife today, there is one on Amazon and it is selling for over 8 grand. The Wenger Giant Knife includes 87 implements for almost any situation: 2.5-inch 60% serrated locking blade Nail file Nail cleaner Corkscrew Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter Removable screwdriver bit adapter 2.5-inch blade for Official World Scout Knife Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter Removable screwdiver bit holder Phillips head screwdriver bit 0 Phillips head screwdriver bit 1 Phillips head screwdriver bit 2 Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5mm x 3.5mm Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6mm x 4.0mm Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0mm x 6.5mm Magnetized recessed bit holder Double-cut wood saw with ruler Chain rivet setter Removable 5mm Allen wrench Screwdriver for slotted and Phillips head screws Removable tool for adjusting spokes 10mm Hexagonal key for nuts Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with Phillips head screwdriver Patented locking screwdriver Universal wrench 2.4-inch springless scissors with serrated self-sharpening design 1.65-inch clip point utility blade Phillips head screwdriver 2.5-inch clip-point blade Club face cleaner 2.4-inch round tip blade Patented locking screwdriver Cap lifter Can opener Shoe spike wrench Divot repair tool 4mm Allen wrench 2.5-inch blade Fine metal file with precision screwdriver Double-cut wood saw with ruler Cupped cigar cutter with double honed edges 12/20-gauge choke tube tool Watch case back opening tool Snap shackle Mineral crystal magnifier Compass Straight edge, ruler (in./cm) Telescopic pointer Fish scaler Hook dis-gorger Line guide Shortix laboratory key Micro tool holder Micro tool adapter Micro scraper, straight Micro scraper,curved Laser pointer with 300-foot range Metal file Metal saw Flashlight Micro tool holder Phillips head screwdriver 1.5mm Screwdriver 1.2mm Screwdriver .8mm Fine fork for watch spring bars Reamer Pin punch 1.2mm Pin pinch .8mm Round needle file Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle Removable tool holder Special self-centering screwdriver for gunsights Flat Phillips head screwdriver Chisel-point reamer Mineral crystal magnifier Small ruler Extension tool Sping-loaded, locking flat nose needle-nose pliers Removable screwdriver bit holder Phillips head screwdriver bit 0 Phillips head screwdriver bit 1 Phillips head screwdriver bit 2 Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5mm x 3.5mm Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6mm x 4.0mm Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0mm x 6.5mm Magnetized recessed bit holder Tire tread gauge Fiber optic tool holder Can opener Patented locking screwdriver Cap lifter Wire stripper Reamer Awl Toothpick Tweezers Key ring
  7. Who Here Remembers The JON-E WARMERS?

    I remember them well and I still have one. Al
  8. Today we have quality compact multi tools like a Leatherman or Gerber which can literally be a hand held complete tool box, they can save the day when certain situations arise. To keep on my body I still prefer when hunting or just taking a hike a good old authentic Swiss Army knife specifically the compact fieldmaster which is light, it has the essential tools and is a real in the pocket ease of carry knife-tool. While I like and own several large multi tools I find them a bit bulky to carry around constantly. For the most part they stay in my vehicle's glove compartment, gun case, fishing tackle box or gear bag at camp and are available if some serious fixing is needed. Al
  9. Almost New truck-HONDA

    This Honda is the tenth pickup truck I have owned in my lifetime. I have had a cross section of most truck styles and makes through the years from little ones to pretty big ones and coming away with personal preferences for my actual needs. I do like four or all wheel drive for winter driving and for some back-gravel road use getting to hunting and fishing spots. I do not plan on driving the Baja 1000 or doing any rock climbing or monster truck rallies. No big camper or heavy boat to tow, just a dump-equipment trailer that is never loaded near the 5000 lb limit the Honda has for towing. The Ridgeline's 1600 lb weight capacity is good enough for the occasional trip to the feed and home stores. The Honda is really a combination of my four favorite pickups, A Toyota Hilux, An extended cab Chevy S10, A Ford Ranchero and a Jeep J10 with quadra trac full time 4wd. Loved the little Toyota and S10 trucks for driving, handling and maneuverability, 99% of the time they could carry anything I needed them to haul. The Ranchero was like driving a luxury car because it was car based, but was not good off road and could only haul 800 lbs, some air shocks upped the weight some and it earned it's keep. The Jeep was my favorite full size, it drove really nice and could go just about anywhere and I liked the Quadra trac full time four wheel drive.
  10. Almost New truck-HONDA

    Well after 14 years of aggravation of owning a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 I decided it was time to get a replacement. I have been studing and looking over what has been available for several years and finally made up my mind that I was going with the Honda Ridgeline. Was bummed out when they stopped producing them in 2014 and happy when they did a bit of a redesign in 2017 and brought them back. It is the only truck with a unibody and many traditionalists in the truck world scoff at it but for me it will do everything I need a truck to do. And after dealing with that Dodge for so long this Honda makes me feel like I have died and gone to Heaven. Below are pics the dealer took, she is a slightly used 2017 with 10000 miles, took delivery last Friday. Al
  11. Who here carries a weapon at all times

    As the old saying goes "God Created Man & Woman", be they a proverbial "98 pound weakling" or an "Andre the Giant" "Colt, S&W, Ruger, Glock, Sig, Beretta", etc etc makes them all equal! Al
  12. New stock - ugly or nice?

    As they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but that aside I would say that rifle has a lot going for it and all the makings of be a real shooter. Al
  13. The Kakadu Traveler Vest had become one of my favorite ways to carry when in the outdoors, and early season hunting, besides a handgun you have all kinds of room for ammo, GPS, dog tracking equipment, snacks, compass, matches, binoculars, water bottle, multi tool,etc etc. The Traveler is built using Kakadu's traditional 12oz oilskin for bad weather protection, the rest is the same, 18 pockets. 9 front patch pockets, 2 front zipper storage pockets, 2 side entry welt pockets, 2 internal security pockets, last of all is the 2 CCIS pockets. Brass zip closure, cowhide trim, full cotton lining covers the Kakadu concealed carry internal system (CCIS). Anti-imprint pads are not required as the 13 external front pockets distort any imprinting.
  14. Falling Apart

    You can not stop father time, there will come a point when our bodies just eventually get worn out. Fred Bear and Howard Hill did not pick up their bows a couple of months before hunting season and start practicing, they kept in shooting shape by shooting year around. While there is no stopping the aging process it can be slowed down and somewhat minimized. It comes down to keeping your body in decent condition and that means a moderate exercise program a minimum of 20 minutes every single day, more would be even better. Al