Steve D

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About Steve D

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  • Birthday March 29

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    Ontario County/8h
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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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    Anywhere
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    Depends On What I am Hunting
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    Mathews Solo Cam
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  1. Not sure I agree with that one. Buffalo/Erie county has been on the rise since it started and have exceeded 11,000 cases. They should have shut that area down a long time ago and left it closed until it showed or shows improvement rather than increases on a daily basis.
  2. Convicted double cop killer Anthony Bottom is being paroled in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) New York WCBS 880 reports that Bottom and two other members of the Black Liberation Army ambushed NYPD Officers Joe Piagentini and Waverly Jones by using a fake 911 call to get them to come “to a Harlem housing complex,” where they were shot dead. Jones was killed with a single shot to the back of the head while Piagentini was shot 22 times, begging for his life during the attack. Piagentini’s widow, Dianne Piagentini, said that when she learned of Bottoms’ parole it hit her “like a punch in the gut.” “He needed to stay behind bars. For what he did, he should’ve been behind bars for his life,” she said. Dianne added, “Gov. Cuomo has now seen fit to release a cop killer into New York State society. This is what Gov. Cuomo releases into society and thinks that he is rehabilitated? At his trial, he said, there is no rehabilitation for me.” Police Benevolent Society president Pat Lynch also commented on Bottom’s parole, saying, “In the last three years, [there are] 16 cop killers that are now walking our streets, so I was not surprised that once again they’re going to do that. But what makes you so angry is you know there’s a police family that’s now devastated once again, but a family that’ll fight this, and will continue to fight this.” PIX 11 News reports that Bottom “now goes by Jalil Abdul Mutaqim.” He is scheduled to be paroled no later than October 20, 2020.
  3. I knew I had a problem but didn't know it was this bad. Pulled a card this afternoon only to find out I didn't have a very good angle of what I was trying to capture. Got a couple of deer pics, but also confirmed the coyotes are worse than I thought. To make it even worse most have mange. Looks like I'll be trapping for mostly population control. Not much for deer but the coon numbers have increased. The good news is the coyotes do not seem to be affecting the turkey population. I resituated the camera and will check it again in a week or so.
  4. I don't start getting serious til after the 15th or so but spend as much time in the woods the first part of the month as I can simply because it is a beautiful time of the year. The weather is the main factor for me as far as hunting the first two weeks. I just cannot sit in a stand and swat bugs because it is to warm. A little chill in the air is what sparks my interest. Nothing like getting out in the morning with a nice cool temperature and then having it warm up by late morning or mid day. It just doesn't feel right deer hunting when it is warm. The first two weeks I try to spend more time scouting than hunting. After a morning sit I will do some scouting looking for changes that occur and evidence of the up coming rut and try to plan accordingly.
  5. The main reason I use the GPS is because some of the areas I hunt cell phone signals are spotty at best. There are also areas in the Adirondacks that are hard to get reception but I have always been able to acquire a satellite signal on the GPS.
  6. A lot of counties are set up with the county tax maps online. Here in Ontario county I can set at my desk and look up individual properties, boundaries etc. Not sure how often they update them but I know they are behind at the present but will have to have them updated by the end of the year for the county & town tax rolls.
  7. I am using the Garmin 680 and like it. it is a touch screen and has worked for me . You can find them on sale for under $400 if you shop around. This video is of the 680t which has a camera where the 680 doesn't, which lowers the cost. With the exception of the camera they are exactly the same. Can't go wrong with a Garmin in my opinion. It does work with onx.
  8. Hunters Encouraged to Enter Permit Lotteries Pheasant hunting season in Western New York will open on Saturday, Oct. 17, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. DEC will release approximately 4,600 adult ring-necked pheasants on Western New York lands open to public hunting for this fall's pheasant hunting season. Stocked pheasants will be provided by DEC's Reynolds Game Farm in Ithaca. A complete list of pheasant release sites statewide is available on DEC's website. A special permit is required for hunting small game during the opening day of pheasant season on Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area in the town of Collins (Erie County), and Harwood Lake Multiple Use Area in the town of Farmersville (Cattaraugus County). Hunters interested in entering the DEC permit lottery for these Multiple Use Areas should mail one standard-size postcard to: NYSDEC, Bureau of Wildlife 270 Michigan Ave. Buffalo, NY 14203 Postcards must include the hunter's name, address, telephone number, 2020-21 license back tag number, preferred time of hunt (sunrise to noon or 1 p.m. to sunset), and the management area desired in order of preference. All entries must be received by Sept 25. There is no fee for the permit, and hunters awarded permits will be able to name one additional hunter on their permit. Ten permits will be issued per time block on each management area. Small game hunting on all other days remains sunrise to sunset with no permit required. Hunters should also note that dogs are not allowed within the designated area on the Multiple Use Areas for any purpose during the 48-hour period immediately preceding opening day of the fall pheasant season as posted on Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area and Harwood Lake Multiple Use Area. Hunting throughout the pheasant season is allowed at Golden Hill, Joseph Davis, and Wilson-Tuscarora state parks in Niagara County. However, permits are required on Oct. 17, Oct. 24, and Oct. 31 for Golden Hill, Joseph Davis, and Wilson-Tuscarora state parks. There will be two separate hunts each day that a permit is required: the first hunt will be from sunrise until 12:30 p.m.; the second hunt will be from 12:30 p.m. until sunset. Hunters interested in entering the permit lottery at Golden Hill, Joseph Davis, and Wilson Tuscarora state parks should mail a separate, standard-size file card for each date and park they would like to hunt. Only one permit will be issued to each hunter per day. Cards may be put into an envelope for each respective park and mailed together to the appropriate address below: Lottery Entry Addresses Golden Hill State Park Joseph Davis State Park Wilson Tuscarora State Park Renee Campbell 9691 Lower Lake Rd. Barker, NY 14012 (716) 795-3885 Josh Bodie 1 Maintenance Ave. Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-7273 David Giambra 3371 Lake Rd. Wilson, NY 14172 (716) 751-6361 Information on the file card should include the hunter's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, hunting license back tag number, hunt date, a.m. hunt or p.m. hunt, and desired park location. Entries will be computerized to avoid duplications. All lottery entries must be received by NOON on Friday, Sept 25. Please call the respective park managers at the numbers provided with questions regarding the permit lottery. Note: there will be no pheasant hunting at Golden Hill, Joseph Davis, and Wilson Tuscarora state parks on release days (Oct. 23 and 30). There is no fee for the permit and hunters awarded permits will have the option of naming one additional hunter on their permit. Hunters wishing to hunt pheasants in Allegany State Park are reminded that they must pick up a free hunting permit at the Administration Building near Red House Lake before hunting in the park. No small game hunting is allowed in Allegany State Park during the regular big game season that runs from Nov. 16 until Dec. 8. Please refer to the attached table for a summary of the number of pheasants to be stocked and release sites in each county. Questions should be referred to DEC's Bureau of Wildlife at (716) 851-7010 in Buffalo or (716) 372-0645 in Allegany. Additional information about pheasant hunting is available on DEC's website. 2020 WNY Pheasant Stocking Locations 2020 WNY Pheasant Stocking Locations County Birds Township Release Site Allegany 455 217 New Hudson Birdsall Hanging Bog WMA along New Hudson Road Keeney Swamp WMA Route 15B, off North parking area Cattaraugus 301 301 280 294 Conewango Randolph Red House Farmersville South Valley Conewango Swamp Wildlife Management Area - between Route 241 and Conewango Creek. Allegany State Park, Wolf Run Road and Upper Bay State Road (free permit necessary from Administration Building). Harwood Lake Multiple Use Area: Special permit required for opening day October 17.* Allegheny Reservoir Wildlife Management Area - vicinity of Bone Run off Onoville Road. Chautauqua 245 Sherman Alder Bottom Wildlife Management Area - off Idora Road and Route 76. Erie 224 154 224 Collins Brant N Collins Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area, south of Vail and Unger Road and Button Road. Special permit required for opening day October 19** East of Mileblock Road, south of Milestrip Road. Hunting by landowner permission only! Clear Lake WMA, north of Genesee Rd, west of Rt 75. Niagara 189 147 203 203 112 Lewiston Newfane Wilson Somerset Joseph Davis State Park - Special permit required for hunting pheasants on October 17, October 24 and October 31. * East of Hess Road, near Charlotteville Road. Hunting by landowner permission only! Wilson-Tuscarora State Park - Special permit required for hunting pheasants on October 17, October 24 and October 31.* Golden Hill State Park - Special permit required for hunting pheasants on October 17, October 24 and October 31.* West of Hosmer Road, north of West Somerset Road. Hunting north of the railroad tracks only. Hunting by landowner permission only! Wyoming 910 Middlebury Carlton Hill Multiple Use Area and Sulphur Springs Fish and Wildlife Management Act Cooperative Hunting Area, 5 miles north of Warsaw. Closed to pheasant hunting on Fridays (October through November only.) Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area 56 Royalton and Alabama Cooperative stocking effort by DEC Regions Youth-Only Pheasant Hunt Weekend on October 10-11 A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 10 - 11, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The hunt will occur one week prior to the regular pheasant hunting season and enables junior hunters (ages 12-15 years old) to hunt pheasants with a licensed adult companion. The 2020-2021 regular pheasant season opens Oct. 17. 2020 Region 9 Youth Hunt Pheasant Stocking 2020 Region 9 Youth Hunt Pheasant Stocking Allegany New Hudson Birdsall Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area - along New Hudson Road. Keeney Swamp Wildlife Management Area - Route 15B, off North parking area. Cattaraugus Conewango-Randolph Red House Farmersville South Valley Conewango Swamp Wildlife Management Area - Between Route 241 and Conewango Creek. Allegany State Park - Wolf Run Road (Free permit necessary from Administration Building.) Harwood Lake Multiple Use Area - no special permit required for the youth hunt on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11. Allegheny Reservoir Wildlife Management Area - vicinity of Bone Run off Onoville Road. Chautauqua Sherman Alder Bottom Wildlife Management Area - off Idora Road and Route 76. Erie Collins North Collins Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area - south of Vail and Unger Road and Button Road. No special permit required for the youth hunt on Oct. 10 and 11. Clear Lake WMA, north of Genesee Rd, west of Rt.75 Niagara Lewiston Wilson Somerset Joseph Davis State Park - Special permit required for hunting pheasants on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.* Wilson-Tuscarora State Park - Special permit required for hunting pheasants on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11. Golden Hill State Park - Special permit required for hunting pheasants on Saturday, Oct 12, and Sunday, Oct 13.* Wyoming MIddlebury Carlton Hill Multiple Use Area and Sulphur Springs Hill Fish and Wildlife Management Act Cooperative Hunting Area - 5 miles north of Warsaw.
  9. Didn't take any pics but today was a productive day. Sighted in two .12 gauge slug guns, a .223 rifle, two .22 rifles, and one .22 magnum. Got them all cleaned, oiled, and put away ready to go. Got enough to get started anyway
  10. Mike I guess I owe you an apology. I didn't realize you had fallen out of your saddle and suffered such a head injury. I hope you get back on your feet and recover enough to think clearly and be able to hunt. Good Luck!
  11. What I really find amazing is that all of the anti Trump/never Trump /pro Biden advocates can't come to realize that their vote is not going to Biden. Kamala Harris is going to be your next president if Biden gets elected . You should be looking at her thoughts and policies and if that doesn't scare you nothing will. Biden is just her ticket to the white house and nothing more.
  12. I also use "acrevalue" as a source and find it useful. It still can only be as accurate as the county tax maps. I know this because I have been watching a nearby piece of property that recently sold and neither acrevalue, onx, or the county tax maps have shown a change of ownership. I waiting to see how soon after the tax maps are updated the acrevalue, and onx, update. They are suppose to have the tax rolls complete by the end of the year so I suspect between now & then the tax maps will be updated also. I am curious to see how soon the others update before I get my subscription.
  13. I would simply because I am looking to fill one or two tags as soon as possible so I can move onto other things. Once I fill a tag or two when I hunt I am trophy hunting and he would get a pass.