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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 also acquired some outdoor power equipment that is battery powered, it is of the 40 volt Greenworks brand purchased from Northern tool. Pole saw, string trimmer, leaf blower, chainsaw and a portable compressor, it works very well for most modest chores around the home but can not go head to head with good gas powered stuff for heavy duty work. I do like their convenience. Al
  2. In recent years I have been transitioning many of my power tools to cordless battery powered stuff, I love the way I can use this equipment her on the farm far away from electrical outlets for work on outbuildings and pens. I have gone with the "Milwaukee Fuel" line and have not regretted it, it has been quite some time since I have used a corded power tool. Recently there have been additional items made to use with the Milwaukee batteries adding even more versatility, I purchased a really nice working portable fan for my tool shed which has no electrical power and gets hots as hell inside on a warm sunny day. Another nifty item is a lamp that attaches to Milwaukee batteries, using an LED bulb it is as bright as a corded lamp. There is also an 150 watt inverter allowing small plugin appliances. There is also similar items that will use Dewalt batteries. Can have powered stuff anywhere these days. Al
  3. I have zero experience with Glocks, I know they have a stellar reputation, but I just do not care for them personally. I am in the 1911 style camp and the cocked and locked operation used correctly is completely safe. My carry gun is the Sig 938, small with basic 1911 operation without the grip safety, it is accurate, reliable, easily concealed and I shoot it well. I am a huge fan of the Walther double action style PP and PPK, I once owned a mint pre war PPK in 32 auto and it was one of those guns that was a perfect fit for me to shoot well accurately, made some pretty nifty shots on small game with that gun. I hated the 32 auto cartridge and am not very fond of the 380 either, have long wished for that PPK style in a beefed up fame chambered in 9mm. I have not heard of any requirement to have a test for concealed carry and having to use a certain gun that was used to qualify. Al
  4. A little video that pairs up nicely with this thread from "fortune cookie 45", I have learned a lot from this fellow. Al
  5. Been watching some archery videos, always looking for a tip that will help me improve. I know I am an old dog but I think I can learn new tricks. Jennifer, the gal in these videos stresses holding your draw arm elbow up high when at full draw. Another thing I am going to give a shot for the heck of it is using the three finger draw below the arrow instead of the traditional split with the arrow drawn between the index and second finger. Al
  6. My Setter Matty on point holding on a Mourning Dove, did not move a muscle for over ten minutes. Al
  7. I shoot mostly recurves but also a couple of compounds instinctive with a glove, I can shoot halfway decent but nothing like this gal, not even close, she is in a league of her own. Al
  8. A growing trend and a bit of overreach I think. I am still hunting using and reading sign with old stone age techniques, have never used trail cameras, I like being surprised. Al
  9. She can do some pretty fair shooting, love her backstop.
  10. I have eaten Woodcock several times and I think they were quite tasty, the only downside is their small size. Like Quail it takes a good bunch to make a meal. I did a lot of Woodcock hunting when I was a young guy, the niftiest piece of wing shooting I ever made was a triple on Woodcock with a 16 ga Mossberg bolt action with an adjustable choke on the end of the barrel. It was my first hunting gun my Dad bought me. Al
  11. The Turkeys hanging out in my pastures give me a chance to fool around with different calls and see what kinds of reactions they produce. The one that has been getting the best responses is a simple Quaker Boy easy yelper, I guess one calls a push button type. I do not have many Toms hanging around but there are several hens and they and the Tom come looking pronto when I give a few yelps with that call. I have a pile of calls that sound pretty good to my ear but the Easy Yelper has been getting the best responses from the Turkeys around here. I ran one old hen ragged, I had her running around searching in circles trying to find me yakking her butt off the whole time. Al
  12. About 20 yrs ago I got fitted with some hearing aids, after leaving the Ear Dr's office the wife and I went out to eat. I could not get over the sounds of people talking, dishes and utensils clanking and clattering, about drove me nuts, I took the darn hearing aids out so I could enjoy my meal in peace without the racket. My hearing has steadily gone downhill, today those hearing aids hardly help at all, I really should get some new ones but I kind of like things quiet. I do like and use the amplified muffs and earbuds on the range and when hunting and need to hear. Al
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