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Daveboone

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  1. The old Coleman white gas (coleman fuel) stove is a work horse, but they can be gimmicky, shouldnt be used inside, and have a learning curve to simmer/ light cook with. They do require periodic maintenance, and keep them clean. A propane version is much safer if you arent used to them (( no flare ups, no gas to spill) and are fine adjustable easily.
  2. The important thing is getting all the air out of the bag before sealing. I have eaten three year old meat with no problem, but choose to make chili/etc. out of it. Although fine, it may not pass for #1 prime.
  3. Sorry, I am confused...Off shore usually refers to ocean fishing...Western NY has Ontario and Erie, close but no cigar...whacha mean?
  4. Lets see those pics and more details! I hope to get into the back end of Lows lake for a few days , or possibly Big Burnt lake off of Stillwater reservoir....been way too busy the past couple of summers, need to get bck to life!
  5. We just moved to Cortland. Our family is from there, so I am pretty familiar with the town in general, but never previously lived there. Anyone recommend a safe but mellow shooting club nearby? My main thing is traditional black powder shooting, but also centerfire and some handgun. Also looking for recommendations for local waters for pan fish/pike fishing, that arent crazy busy to launch at. Thanks!
  6. When I worked in a trauma center, every fall we would have several hunters with (usually pretty severe) injuries from tree stand falls/collapses. Spines, hips, pelvis fx, skull fractures....the arms and legs you dont worry about... Metal ones are much safer, but change those ratchet straps regularly...and only when someone is holding the stand!
  7. Looks like a pretty nice one for the fall!
  8. Essentially they are unchanged each year. Go to the DEC website, and they explain the exact system for upcoming deer seasons.
  9. The saddest part is that Dicks started out as a hunting/fishing store (in Binghamton NY if I remember correctly?). When they opened in Cicero NY, fishing and hunting were still their main stay.
  10. You have permission, you are ahead of the game, but we seldom can change peoples long term thoughts....but you can head them off. An offer to post the property at the access sites? Put a camera up or two to help their security and peace of mind? My property borders state land and a neighbors. Both propertys are posted. The previous owner we were both happy to allow the other to wander/hunt on the property if no one was there (easy to see if cars are present). When asked, the current owner was very politely hesitant to agree to the same (to my dismay....his nearest corner is a great funnel area). I could see he was uncomfortable with me asking. I quickly stated, " You and I both have our own camps for the same reason. We want to know who is on them. No problem. Smiles returned, good relations maintained. And I honor that.
  11. If the critters dont keep up with the news, I doubt they will notice anything. We have cloudy days...alot.
  12. I had a wrist rocket growing up, that I carried on my paper route. It is amazing how accurate you can be.
  13. MOst of the movie studios were in California.....
  14. Nope. Cast out, slowly work it back in. I do have a boat which helps open options. Some guys swear by jigging for them for the big elephant perch, but I have always been jiggy deficient....
  15. Anything for heart is good. Tongue is just a big muscle. You slice off the outer skin, then just drop it in the pot with pickling spice, vinegar and water per the recipe and simmer away. If not pickled, it just tastes like beef.
  16. We usually use perch minnows....but get just as many with a little gob of worm. When the weather is real cold we used to use an ice dot with mousie grubs on them, tied above a minnow.
  17. RCBS used to be a very easy to deal with company....I havent needed to do so in a few years, but I would give customer service a call and ask them if it was supposed to come with both (does it say on the box?) . Yep, small press for small primers, large for large. Put a dab of vaseline on the hinge point for lube...it will bind and break eventually without it.
  18. I wont be out for trout, but i sure hope to get out for perch over the next couple weeks.
  19. I do not like Roundup....but it works good on poison ivy. Every other year or so I have to attack it, creeping into my yard from the neighbors or the woods behind me.
  20. We used to love to go to Sampson state park on Seneca, and fish off the wall for northerns and trout. I was really hoping to get there this year, but havent due to way too much work prepping our house for sale.
  21. Great! I hope to get out in the fingerakes in the next week or two.
  22. A few years ago outside of Watertown, I was admiring a 1930s vintage HD that was parked outside a hardware store. It was very much a "rat", but totally brought into riding condition, safely and legally. While I was admiring it, an old salt walked out of the store...the owner. He was happy to share the bikes history. He bought it as a basket case in the sixties, went overseas and forgot about it. He rediscovered it about ten years ago, and with some friends help got it running (one kick start!). He researched the bike to discover it was sold to the City of Watertown Police department...and was even able to identify the officer it was issued to. Even cooler, he has a great photo of the officer on the bike escorting President Roosevelt when he visited Watertown in the thirties!
  23. Oh my! That Indian is a jewel! I cant blame him for not wanting to part with it....but even in the condition it is in, ....it is worth a fortune! A true restoration would probably set them back a mortgage. I wonder if the motor is a total loss oil system? (pretty sure that is what it is called...basically uses a trickle oil feed for lubrication).
  24. Me thinking simply a mild winter, deer herding up around food, but several mild winters in a row will certainly help the population...until the next real winter wipes them out due to overpopulation.
  25. For many years my favorite woods carry along was a petite little .22 Erma Excam semi, a PPK knock off. It was reliable, and I practiced with it alot. Due to it being so easy to carry, reliability and appropriate accuracy, it was my primary concealed carry for decades. But I literally wore it out to the point of it going burst fire on me! Oh well, it was gracefully retired. A few years back I picked up a Harrington and Richardson Sportsman with a 3" barrel. It is about the same size as the Erma and I actually carry it in the same holster. It is reliable, but so small it takes a carefull grip. It is appropriately accurate, and I now carry it frequently when woods bumming, I am not one to worry about who or what I will bump in to. I am out there enough that I know what is, and it aint...squat (or squatch), and any two legged concerns I will see and avoid long before I see them. For years I craved a Smith kit gun...but they go for a fortune.
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