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JimR last won the day on July 23 2019

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  • Birthday 06/25/1963

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    Ithaca Deerslayer / 870 Wingmaster

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  1. 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 taking chances with. Please, follow the recommendations, don’t help spread this. I know being home and bored sucks, trust me there’s things that suck a lot more if this beast gets a good hold on you. Stay safe. Stay out of ICU.
  2. Where I want to be vs where I need to be. Respiratory Therapist in a Buffalo ICU.
  3. Arnold enjoying the new wood stove at camp.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 !
  8. 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.
  9. 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 style sloping roofline (no cathedral ceilings or lofts). The floor under the old fireplace is concrete slab. I do plan to have the new stove professionally installed. So... keeping budget in mind (lets say 1K max. for the stove itself ) what do you have that you love, or conversely what would you stay away from ? Attached is a photo of the existing fireplace during tear out of the old rotten flooring.
  10. Hunted alone for a few years after my hunting partner passed away, never really loved it. Have a new group now and really enjoy the company.
  11. Jeremy, I watched Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and Zillow. I also had a search set up with the Hunt real estate website. Finally found the place on FB Marketplace.
  12. Well, after many starts and stops in the process we finally purchased a small camp. Just 2 acres in NE Allegany County with a 2 bedroom cabin. There's state land bordering 2 sides, and more across the street. First step was to get the grass knocked down, that took two mows with the Husqvarna rider. Now to get the rutted driveway looked at, some maintenance on the well, and replace the soft living room floor, oh and need to buy a chainsaw for some clean up. I'm sure I will have many questions in the future.
  13. Our backyard fire pit. Just had to replace this pit as the legs rusted out.
  14. I'm considering purchasing a camp with a very small (2 acres) amount of land, however it's bordered by state land. Any one hunt Slader Creek, Klipnocky or Gas Springs state land ? Thoughts on how much pressure these areas receive and how productive they are ?. I have hunted state land for years, just not in this area. Thanks.