Steve D

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About Steve D

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • Birthday March 29

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    Ontario County
  • Interests
    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. One might better ask "what has the Democratic party actually got done for ANY Americans"? They are to busy trying to protect the rights and benefits of immigrants to care about or act upon American needs.
  2. The fact that she is the "chosen" leader and is the best they could come up with should be enough to scare the hell out of everyone.
  3. Steve D

    Biz Truck

    I would be willing to bet a bigger garage would be a hell of lot cheaper than the truck. (Just a thought)
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    Biz Truck

    Nice lookin truck. Similar to the newer Colorado's that I have been looking at. Looked at the ford in a dealer lot but didn't get much farther. Hard to convince myself to pay more for a truck than I did my first house but I guess it is a sign of the times. I am sure you will be happy with your purchase and it is nice to have a truck. Did you know most new fords today shut themselves off and restart themselves at a stop light? My daughters Ford Edge does the same thing. I heard a F-150 do it last week. Another sign of the times
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    Tons o' fun...

    Not into elephants but that is pretty snazzy
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    On vacation

    Is that true??? They still have a 2019 schedule.
  7. Steve D

    Tree Stand Saddles

    Sorry for the mistake. I wasn't pointing any fingers or insinuating anything. I am overweight by about 10 lbs. myself but am far from being "big boned" . Just doesn't look like something I would be interested but I am sure some will like them and find the right situation(s) to use them.
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    Tree Stand Saddles

    As much as I try I can see no advantage to one of these. While they are a lot lighter than any stand I just cannot visualize sitting in a tree with one for any length of time and expect to be comfortable. Once I am in the swing of things I can be in my climber and comfortable in just about the amount of time it would take to climb with one of these. I would be interested in reading reviews from actual users but am pretty sure it is something I would not be interested in. I will stick with the extra weight of the climber which really isn't that much. Good luck to those that give it a shot. I would be willing to bet not to may fat guys will use it.
  9. Town of Boonville Oneida County Water Rescue: On June 19 at approximately 4:50 p.m., while recreating with friends and family at Pixley Falls State Park, off-duty Forest Ranger Lieutenant Gregory Hoag observed two children swimming near the falls. The current below the falls was significant and caught the children by surprise, pulling them dangerously close to the cascading water. One of the two children, a seven-year-old boy, was suddenly pulled under by the current. Lt. Hoag sprinted to the base of the falls and jumped in, locating the boy moments later, and pulling him out of the water. Simultaneously, the boy's sister attempted to help her brother and was also overcome. Oneida City School District teacher Peter Gillander was nearby and jumped in and rescued the second child. Hoag brought the young boy to shore where he indicated he did not feel well. With no cell service at this location, Hoag asked Gillander to go to the park entrance to call Oneida County 911. The boy was transported to the local hospital for precautionary reasons, and Hoag was informed later that evening by New York State Police that the two children were in good condition. Town of Fort Ann Washington County Recovery: On June 24 at 11:11 a.m., Washington County 911 contacted DEC's Ray Brook Dispatch regarding a broken cell phone call that originated with Warren County 911. The caller stated that a female hiker from Voorheesville was suffering a cardiac event. Coordinates were obtained, placing the party at Shelving Rock Mountain. Forest Rangers Logan Quinn and Joseph Hess responded. Forest Ranger Quinn reached the coordinates and requested dispatch to re-contact the caller for their location. Dispatch attempted to call the reporting party and texted. Ranger Quinn reached the hiking party at the summit of Shelving Rock at 12:22 p.m., and immediately began assisting with CPR, which had been in progress for approximately one hour. Bay Ridge Advanced Life Support EMS personnel arrived a few minutes later. The 51-year-old hiker was declared deceased at 12:36 p.m. DEC's Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation (BECI) investigators and the Washington County Coroner's Office were notified and responded. The incident concluded at 2:36 p.m.
  10. Steve D

    Yelling Goat GTG Friday June 28th / 7 pm

    Looks like a great turnout. Would have loved to be there to meet you guys but family obligations kept me away. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves and that's all that matters.
  11. It helps to have a tack driver of a rifle. It is not uncommon to have two or three rounds touching each other on paper at 100 yds. with my Browning A-bolt.
  12. After listening to all the "hype" about v-max bullets for coyote and fox I decided to try them. After just about cutting a fox in half and shooting a coyote with a exit hole the size of a softball I quickly came to the conclusion that they were not a "varmint" round. One way I use to check how any bullet will perform is to fill a milk jug with water and shoot it at the yardage I expect to shoot at. At 100-150 yards the V-max bullets leaves nothing but pieces of the jug(s). At the time I was hunting deer with a 30.06. After shooting two deer with it with solid hits and having to track them 75-100 yards I started thinking about the .223. I had read about others using them but had my doubts because of all the "hype' on the larger calibers The following season on different days I shot two deer from the same tree stand as I did with the 30.06. One fell over right where it was shot and the other folded up within 25 yards of being hit. Each one I have shot with the .223 has been in the vitals and the internal damage to the lungs and or heart have been devastating. I realize they are not for everyone and probably not the best choice for in the woods but in open areas they have demonstrated more than sufficient knock down power. When I hunt the woods I use a shotgun but in open areas with the opportunity for a longer shot I will pick the .223. No meat damage, instant kills, little or no tracking, all lead to a successful hunt and there all kinds of loads that can be used for a variety of critters and conditions; plus it is a fairly inexpensive, fun caliber to shoot. That is why I own two.
  13. What do you think is more popular small game hunting or big game hunting and why is it that way ? Overall I would have to say deer hunting. One of reasons I would say is the number of implements available and the length of the season(s). Myself however put deer hunting last. If I had to pick one it would be predator hunting. # 2 would be small game especially grouse. Deer hunting for me is "just something to do" outside. I could care less if I ever shot another deer but always go in hopes of getting a trophy or having a "new" experience. About the only part of deer hunting I can say I enjoy is bow season. After bow season I would much rather be doing something else like running a trap line, predator hunting, or chasing some grouse.
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    Happy birthday Moog. Arcade Hunter and Fletch !

    To bad it is a real lousy day but hope you all can make the best of it Happy birthday to all.
  15. Steve D

    Rough cut trail mower

    No experience with the trail mower but I did own one of their finish mowers. Mine was a piece of junk and I spent more time making repairs than using it. Pretty hard to get parts if you need them. You almost always have to order because most local places or big box stores don't carry them. Finally gave up on it after a couple of seasons. Maybe the trail is a better design and the fact that it wouldn't get used as often may make it last longer.