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Pete Collin

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  1. Tulip poplar is far more prevalent in PA and south than it is in NY. But it shows up in pockets - finger lakes, along the Erie and Ontario lakeshores, I find some in Letchworth Park.
  2. I normally run 2 drift bags. But on a previous trip, a frayed knot made me lose one of them. So I improvised until I could sew a second one out of an old cloth shower curtain.
  3. Yes. Once I got a small Atlantic salmon, and another time i got a nice Chinook while jigging. But I target the lake trout.
  4. Nice clock! I lost my dad this spring. He made over 100 clocks in his shop. I have 2 of them.
  5. The shot where I show a bunch of gnawed nut shells on the ground is a mixture of walnut and butternut. I have 2 walnuts growing in my yard that are volunteer trees. They are far enough away from any potential parent trees that I assume a squirrel buried the nuts there and forgot about them. Could be a chipmunk, too.
  6. Yes, I have done a number of them over the years. Just look through my YouTube channel that is under my name.
  7. Hello All, Last week I was working in a woods that had quite a few butternut - a tree that can be somewhat hard to find in NY. Used that opportunity to make a video.
  8. I have a stack of books on shooting and archery that are free to anybody that wants them.
  9. Hello All, Please let me know if I'm out of line putting these forestry videos up here. Just figured hunters who own their own woods might find them interesting.
  10. Thanks everyone for your replies. I wound up ordering socks from Darn Tough. Two kinds - the Hike/Trek and the Tactical. Turns out the Tactical are the ones I am looking for - very thick and cushioney. Also, they are the only sock company that makes very big sizes (I am a 15). It's hard to order clothes online when you can't hold them in your hand to judge the feel and materials.
  11. This may seem like an obscure topic, but it is important to me. Do any of you have favorite socks for doing lots of walking in the woods? I work outside, with lots of walking. for years the absolute best socks in the world were Bass Pro Shops' Red Head brand. They are thick, but soft. I wore them summer and winter because they cushion your feet and prevent blisters. Before they came around I would often double up on socks for a day in the woods, which makes you go through your sock drawer quickly. I am ready to order another batch, and I noticed that the RedHead socks didn't get good ratings on Cabela's own web page. Turns out, like everything else, people complained that they cheapened the manufacturing process, and the ones they sell today aren't as good. So what other socks out there are worth getting for long days of walking off-trail?
  12. In my interview with the lady from the research clinic, I asked, "Now, you're not going to infect me with Lyme to see if the shot works, are you??"
  13. Hello All, I just signed up to be a test subject for a vaccine that is being developed for Lyme disease. This is something I think about all the time, because I work outdoors and pull at least a couple of ticks out of myself every season. They still would like volunteers, so I will post the info for anybody who wants to sign up. Brief details: it is 18 months long, you go in once every couple of months to get a shot, they do pay you $800 for your involvement. There is a 1/3 chance the shot you get is a placebo. This is phase 2 of the clinical trials. I figured hunters and anybody whose job places them at a higher risk for Lyme should be interested in this. Rochester Clinical Research, Inc500 Helendale Road, Suite L20Rochester, NY 14609Phone: 585-288-0890FAX: 585-288-0893Website: www.rcrclinical.com
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