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About jperch

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    New York Hunter

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    Cayuga/Oswego Counties
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    Remington 870
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  1. Very sorry, hope your wife is feeling comfortable soon.
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    What’s this?

    There are some neat videos on youtube about this. It makes sense about these being attracted to diseased hickories, they always have these large maggots under the bark. I imagine they are the prey. If you cut a hickory tree up those wasps will appear in a matter of days, there must be a distinctive smell. Life (and death) is amazing.
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    What’s this?

    It's hard for me to judge size from the picture but it appears to be something I see frequently around pignut hickory trees. My guess would be the female deposits eggs into something that burrows into diseased hickories with that spikey protuberance.
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    PA Hunting Changes

    I lived in Pa, almost 40 years ago. Back then there was no Sunday hunting, most stores were not allowed to be open on Sunday. Beer was sold in "Package Shops", or bars, not in grocery stores. There were tons of deer on state land, mostly does. It was not unusual to see large herds of does during rifle season. And state land was plentiful, easy access for me.
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    NJ Bans Grouse Hunting

    I imagine that habitat has much to do with the decline in grouse numbers. This is in combination with the increase in the number of raptors. Grouse must be relatively easy targets in open wooded areas as they walk along the forest floor. Forty years ago it was not that common to see a hawk or owl. Now as you drive down the road you see them everywhere sitting on telephone poles and old fence poles. I think the predatory birds also have caused the bunny population to be only a fraction of what it used to be. Maybe, overall, this is a sign of a healthier environment. DDT took its toll back in the day.
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    Ben's Tick & Insect Repellent

    I think of DEET for repelling mosquitoes and black flies. For ticks I use permethrin spray on my clothing. Permethrin is not a repellent, it is an insecticide. It is not to be sprayed on your skin, only clothes. Also, it is toxic to cats. It works really well for ticks.
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    Not one to give tips on shooting

    At least he is shooting with both eyes open, I never mastered that.
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    Favorite jar sauce

    I agree it's better to start from "scratch" but often I don't have time or all the ingredients. For jarred sauce I look at the ingredients which are listed. I want a sauce with no sugar or sugar substitutes. They are not always easy to find but they exist. I can adjust spices but there is no fix for sauce that has sugar added.
  9. Yikes. Looking at it frame by frame it seems like she had all her fingers. It would be nice to know for sure.
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    Good choke for a Remington 870?

    As Avg. Joe said, you really need to test the chokes in combination with loads you might be using. Personally in my 870 turkey barrel with the extra full choke the 3" Winchester Long Beards in number 5 shot pattern extremely well. These shells are affordable as compared to the high density shells. When you find a combination that works well in your gun buy up a bunch of that ammo. jperch
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    How would you rate yourself as a turkey caller ?

    I am at best an average caller. But for me, proper set up is more important than calling ability. By that I mean knowing a good location to set up and setting up in such away that when old goofy face shows up you are likely to get a good shot opportunity. When it comes to calling a majority of times it's best to call less rather than more. Over the last 25 years it seems to me that for whatever reason gobblers have become more cautious. jperch
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    I would love

    The deer/turkey interaction thing is interesting and fun to watch. jperch
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    Slow dribbler

    I'm sure others will chime in who have professional experience but toilets are not so complicated. If the toilet runs every 15 minutes as you say then you have a slow leak from the tank. When the water level gets low enough the ballcock valve activates, refilling the tank to the level where it then shuts off. If you are lucky the problem may just be the flapper valve. Sometimes just cleaning it off will stop the leak. If not, just replace it with a quality new one. If the leaking continues, and if there is no water leaking between the tank and the bowl, then there is probably a need to replace the flapper valve assembly, they do crack. This can cause water to slowly drain directly out to your outflow system. It's not expensive, maybe 12 bucks at your local box store. Below is a link with excellent instructions and explanations. Replace the tank valve (gasket) between the tank and bowl while you are at it and use new hardware! The cost is time, you don't want to have to do it again next year. Good Luck! perch
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    1st snow blower

    I have the Ariens 32" DLE model, and a large double wide driveway. It's a great machine, much better than the previous John Deere blower I had. (I am pretty sure the JD blower was really made by MTD.) The Ariens blower has two belts that drive the auger, I have not had to change them yet. Changing belts on the JD was an every other year project, a real PIA. The Ariens starts easily, runs well, performs great. Here is a nice trick I have learned. With wet heavy snow spray some Pam on the inside of the chute, this increases performance. No dealer close by for me, I bought mine online from Snowblowers Direct. jperch
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    Gun Cleaning Products You Love

    G96 is a great product, I have used it for over 40 years. It's all I use for routine cleaning of and lubricating my firearms. I'll use Hoppes 9 for heavy fouling.