Steve D

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    Ontario County
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    Fox & Coyote Hunting and some trapping.
    Deer Hunting....Especially Bow
    X-country skiing
    Just about anything Outdoors.

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    Depends On What I am Hunting
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    Mathews Solo Cam

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  1. Sure hope you can find the pieces that are left
  2. On Eli Manning I have no thoughts and don't care to have any
  3. Never hunted that area or know what the population is but in the north we could always find them in the juniper bushes. Junipers are common up there, the grouse love to eat the berries, and they provide excellent cover. When the snow gets deep the rabbits love to snuggle up in them to. I have never had much luck finding juniper bushes in this part of the state or know if they are in your area but if you can find them it is a good place to start.
  4. Congratulations....Your life has changed forever
  5. Cuomo accompanies National Guardsmen to Puerto Rico after quakes Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with Maria Melendez, the mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo flew to Puerto Rico Tuesday with 115 members of the National Guard, blankets, pillows and emergency kits, hoping to help the island hit hard by earthquakes over in recent weeks. Cuomo traveled with state Budget Director Robert Mujica, Gil Quiniones, the president of the New York Power Authority — the state’s electric utility — state and city officials, and representatives from nonprofits like the Red Cross.
  6. Don't overthink predator hunting and feel you have to have all the "gadgets" to make you successful. While a cover scent might be helpful it is not a necessity. Regardless of the equipment you choose you need to know as much as you can about the critter(s) you choose to pursue. Due to the fact there are predator hunters everywhere predators are a lot more educated and wary than they have ever been. In order to be successful you need be one step ahead of the other guy with knowledge not necessarily equipment. Predators Death Grip Authentic Coyote, Bobcat, Fox and other fur bearing animals Infused 70/30 Coyote, Bobcat and Fox Urine that are infused with glands, and many natural musks and scents Long lasting and weather resilient Gland oil, Urine and Food based Freeze Proof!!! Great for Trapping! Warning: Do not spray on clothing or gear YOU WILL BE ATTACKED!!! Texas Raised Hunting Products, are not liable of any one being attacked when using our products In ways we have not approved of. With a product warning like that how can you possibly go wrong
  7. Running long lines is a BIG commitment. I have never run one but have run a good steady line for two weeks at a time and can tell you it is a lot of work (but fun) and exhausting. I personally prefer setting just enough so I can check and maintain them on a daily bases. I have found that the most impacting factor is the weather. Without a stretch of "good" weather the work is endless and can be pretty frustrating to say the least. If nothing else it gives you an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and gain more experience. Just try to make it fun
  8. As compared to deer hunting. The prices like everything else are based on supply and demand. With Russia's economy being in the toilet the last few years the demand has dropped. They were the main market once "civilized" people quit wearing fur. Whether it's trapping, calling, running with dogs or whatever, it is a way to enjoy the outdoors, doesn't require an "app" and is quite rewarding for some while most find it to taxing of a hobby to stick with it and reap what befits are there.
  9. Actually there was also one today in Balston Spa and it sounds like the results were about the same. I heard of another one in Herkimer on Feb.1st and April 11th @ the VFW in Herkimer.
  10. Yeah I was to..$40 & up ain't bad for a coyote but they are still a lot of work. Believe or not the squirrels were fleshed, stretched, and dried like you would any other fur. First time I have seen them at an auction and was surprised they even sold. Sure seems like a hell of a lot of work for a buck and a half.
  11. I would say they were were pretty good considering the market. They could be better as in comparison to the rest of the country but overall not bad. The one I saw go for $40.00 wasn't that good of a coyote, wasn't very big, and wasn't put up very well.
  12. It didn't turn out to be a real big or busy auction and was over by 11:15. There were four buyers. They only had 72 lots which is pretty low. Raccoon went from .50 cents with a high of $9.00 and most were in the range of $5.00-$8.00 Coyotes went from $40.00 to a high of $70.00 Muskrats went from $3.00 to a high of $6.00 with the average being around $4.50 Grey Fox were a surprise going from $20.00-$33.00. The big disappointment was the Red fox that only went from $2.00-$7.00 with a average of about $5.00 Squirrels>>>$1.50 Another disappointment was the fact that no one there selling hides was under 50. Disappointing in the fact that the place used to be packed with all ages and it was not unusual to see fourteen-sixteen year olds bringing in fur by the armloads hoping to use their fur check to buy a new gun or more supplies. Usually the first auction and the last auction are the biggest of the year and can only hope this is not a indication of the trend.
  13. Original story of the "Forgotten Winchester." 132-year-old Model 1873 found against a tree at Great Basin National Park. Recently employees of the National Park Service found an original Winchester Model 1873 rifle leaning against a gnarled juniper tree in a remote part of the sprawling Great Basin National Park in Nevada. According to Nichole Andler, Chief of Interpretation at Great Basin National Park, “The rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, was found leaning against a tree in the park. The cracked wood stock, weathered to grey, and the brown rusted barrel blended into the colors of the old juniper tree in a remote rocky outcrop, keeping the rifle hidden for many years.” “Engraved on the rifle is 'Model 1873,' identifying it distinctly as a Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle,” continued Andler. “The serial number on the lower tang corresponds in Winchester records held at the Center for the West at the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming, with a manufacture and shipping date of 1882. But the detailed history of this rifle is as yet unknown.” While the specific history of the aged Winchester rifle is as yet unknown, the opportunities for speculation are rich. Perhaps it belonged to a lone cowboy riding the high range. Perhaps it was set aside by a sourdough prospector in his search for a vein of rich ore. Whatever the actual story, it has the makings of a great campfire tale.
  14. It appears it never got passed by the assembly and forwarded to King Andy to sign. Looks like it got kicked back to the DEC: Assembly Actions - Lowercase Senate Actions - UPPERCASE Jun 07, 2018 referred to environmental conservation delivered to assembly passed senate Jun 06, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1536 Jun 05, 2018 committee discharged and committed to rules Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation