jperch

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About jperch

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    Cayuga/Oswego Counties
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    Remington 870
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  1. jperch

    I would love

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

    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
  3. jperch

    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
  4. jperch

    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.
  5. jperch

    sum up your season!

    It was a mixed bag season for me but enjoyable for sure. As others have said the weather really hindered archery season. I generally won't hunt with archery gear in significant rain. And so much wind! I did manage a nice buck with a crossbow during a snow storm. On opening day of gun season I passed a small bodied 4 pointer in the morning. I don't care about the rack but it was small and felt I could find a bigger one. That afternoon a spike horn that was wounded in the shoulder came limping by, so I put it down. That left me with no buck tag but that was fine. After opening day the deer got scarce and work got busy. I did manage to fill a DMP with a doe on the last day of gun season. Not as many hours hunted this year but the freezer has just enough room for some perch fillets so no complaints here! jperch
  6. jperch

    Xbow full inclusion??

    I agree with all of this. I have been bowhunting since I was 16, 48 seasons. I started with a recurve, I had good mentors but it took years to be successful. My shoulders are sore and my overall muscle strength is not what it used to be. I have dropped my poundage from 70 to around 58. I'm ok with all that, but there will come a time. I bought a xbow 3 years ago and shot a nice 8 pointer first year. I didn't use it last year for bucks as I was tagged out. This year I shot another nice buck with the xbow in a tough snow storm. Neither of the xbow bucks would have been possible with my compound. It is simply much easier. By the way, one of the things I like the most about the xbow is I can wear as many warm clothes as I want and not have to worry about being able to draw the string. At this point, I like the seasons the way they are. jperch
  7. jperch

    advise need with hunter harassment

    Years ago someone bought a small piece of property adjacent to our farm. Shorty after that our posted signs were torn down and he put up posted signs a good 30 yards onto our land so he could sit on our field, I assume. I was angry and called the County Sheriff, who came right down. I showed him the property survey and he confirmed the boundary on his computer. Then he looked up the new owner. He asked me not to speak with the fellow, said that "He is known to us" and to avoid any conflict. He said he would deal with this person, and he did as far as I know. So I learned not to get into arguments with people I don't know that are possibly carrying guns. The LE are the pros, they have been very helpful to us. jperch
  8. jperch

    Confrontation with another Hunter

    I no longer hunt public land during gun season for all the reasons mentioned above. Add to that the large deer drives with somewhat drunk hunters telling us we had to move because they would be driving the woods with 20 guys. But, I lived in Central Pa for 6 years and hunted the Game Lands. Trust me, that is a whole different level of scary!
  9. jperch

    nocturnal rutting

    JeremyK, We hunt in 9P near Ossian. Things sure have changed over the last few years as far as deer density goes. I didn't hunt there opening day but two relatives did and saw no deer, amazing as compared to 10 years ago. The state land gets hit hard with large deer drives, seems like anything brown is down and shot fawns are sometimes left to rot. The state lands near us are in need of being lumbered, and some are being cut. I only saw 2 adult deer during archery season there. I no longer hunt in 9P during gun season, much better hunting locally if you can find a place. And I no longer have to listen to the deer drives. jperch
  10. jperch

    discharge target

    It makes it weigh less! It's just a dedicated bolt for unloading the crossbow. I have a different target for practice that is easy to withdraw the bolts from.
  11. jperch

    discharge target

    I bought a dense foam crossbow target primarily for unloading. I found that when I fired a field point tipped bolt into it that it was a major PIA to remove the bolt. I mean sometimes it would take me 5 minutes to get the bolt out. So I ground a field point flat, problem solved. With the blunt tip the bolt pushes foam ahead of it instead of cutting through. I have also used a feed bag filled with an old canvas tarp, that worked well. jperch
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    Archery :Quartering towards shot. Do you ?

    It is extremely important, especially with mechanical broad heads, to have an exit wound. At least that is the experience that I have had. So for me that means only broadside or very slightly quartering shots. Of course, sometimes they move after the shot is taken! jperch
  13. jperch

    Apple Tree’s?

    I have heard that the apple orchards in Northern Cayuga County are fine but the apple trees on the farm are very sparse with apples. This is true for both the apple trees in the yard and the wild apples in the hedgerows. I did not see many bees this spring, don't know if there is a connection or not.
  14. jperch

    Lets Age Some 8 Points

    I guess that's how a buck manages to turn into a horse like that. Still, very nice to know there is one like that around. Hope you get to lay eyes on him some day. jperch
  15. jperch

    Lets Age Some 8 Points

    Old enough! Did you ever get any daytime pictures of him? jperch