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JimR last won the day on July 23 2019

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About JimR

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    New York Hunter
  • Birthday 06/25/1963

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    Home - Hamburg / Camp - Canaseraga

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    Ithaca Deerslayer / 870 Wingmaster/308 Savage

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  1. Going to try my hand at it for the first time this year. I marked 10 maples on the camp property this summer, have bought 10 taps with down lines and received 10 buckets with lids as Christmas presents. I have a couple of 6 in deep steam table pans on order along with a filter holder and some filters. I need to pick up cinder blocks for a temporary evaporator set up. I'm thinking if the grandkids and I enjoy doing this I may make a barrel stove evaporator next year.
  2. Got second dose of Pfizer vaccine on the 5th, no adverse reactions at all. Some coworkers report fatigue, fever, and headache, all symptoms short lived.
  3. I got mine a week ago. No side effects , will get second dose Jan 5
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    New WMU

    Just read that there's a new WMU in Erie county. Nice to have some more accessible land close to Buffalo. .https://buffalonews.com/news/local/dec-obtains-525-acres-in-north-collins-for-wildlife-management-and-outdoor-recreation/article_84ced7d8-1707-11eb-a1da-6f5a20e8f3d8.html
  5. My first venture into owning a trail camera. I’ m fortunate to have a friend who works part time at Cabelas and offered to use their store discount (45% on Cabela and Bass Pro merchandise) so I sprung for 2 of these cameras. All the specs seem good, not sure if a 2 sec recovery time is OK. They are low glow as opposed to no glow, hoping that’s not a issue. Anyone using these ? Any thoughts, advice, tips or tricks? Heading up to camp for a couple nights soon so I’ll be able to get them set up and check them for function.
  6. Depending on the date , I would come out. I feel under gunned with just a 357 with a 2.5 in barrel. If we go long gun I would like to see how my Savage 308 does out beyond 100 yds.
  7. Think of this as a public service ad, I am not posting this looking for accolades, please don’t bother. I just feel the need to get this out to people after the last couple days. I am a Respiratory Therapist, I run the highly sought after ventilator.. I volunteered to come to NYC for two weeks to help out , working in a hospital that’s part of the system I work for in Buffalo. In 30 years of working with sick patients I have never seen so many people be so sick. Not just old and infirm, some young and strong, it does not matter. This thing is real, not hype, not fake news. It is not worth tak
  8. Where I want to be vs where I need to be. Respiratory Therapist in a Buffalo ICU.
  9. Arnold enjoying the new wood stove at camp.
  10. I used to have a 50 HP tiller steer Yamaha on my Sylvan Backtroller. Never gave me any problems, fished on Erie and Chautauqua and a couple Finger Lakes and could take the kids tubing skiing and wakeboarding as well ! Sadly that boat went up in the Bethlehem Steel Plant fire.
  11. Just added a Savage model 16 in 308 with a Nikon Prostaff BDC 3 - 9 to the gun cabinet. Got it sighted in today, I’m very happy with her. My first bolt action gun, with being left handed they are a little difficult to find in stores. She liked the Winchester ammo over Hornady so that’s the plan.
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    Drive past the Portageville entrance on the way to camp. There's always deer gathered right at the turn into the park.
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    I was working for a national home oxygen company and was in our Hamburg NY office. One of our Customer Service Reps heard early reports on the radio so we put the small TV on in our conference room and watched it all unfold. We started getting calls from other offices around the country to see if we were all right, all they knew was we were in "NY" and were worried. Not a lot of work got done that day, I'm sure the delivery drivers went out, it's tough to cancel someone's oxygen delivery !
  14. I need to have some grading done, a little clearing to improve my parking , and about 100 ft. of drain tile put in at camp. Location is town of Burns, outside Canaseraga in north east Allegany county. I'm looking for recommendations for a contractor. Anybody "got a guy" they prefer in that area ? Will probably require a mini excavator.
  15. I am now in the market for a woodstove to use at the new camp. I had an inspector come out and he confirmed my suspicion that the old Heatilator fireplace unit is rusted beyond repair. We agreed that a freestanding woodstove would be the best option. I have approximately 700 sq. ft. to heat, configured in an L shape with the kitchen and living room open to each other, two bedrooms and a bath off the kitchen. The cabin has a mix of old single pane windows and newer thermopane, R13 fiberglass batt insulation in the walls, and unknown ceiling insulation. Relatively low overheads, with a shed sty
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