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  1. We used to take two big bolts with a large nut, carefully wad a bunch of caps into the nut and gently screw the bolts in. Then we'd drop it on a hard surface, and step back. Definitely not a safe thing to do, like a lot of stupid things we did as kids.
  2. I believe there are states where suppressors are legal for hunting. Does it require some special federal permit? Anyway, I doubt it would have an impact on turkey poachers. The stories I heard years ago about turkey poaching did not involve firearms. Geez, poaching turkeys, who would do that anyways?
  3. This strikes me as extremely weird! Why would anyone do this and why different rules for state lands???
  4. Wow, very sorry to hear, sounds like a very fluke situation. Glad your house was saved, sounds like it was close. And most importantly nobody was hurt.
  5. Like they say, "Play stupid games,...".
  6. In my area there has always been a lot of coyotes. The agricultural situation and woods have not changed much. There is a new predator in my area, fischers. Turkey numbers are WAY down in my area (Northern Oswego and Cayuga Counties) compared to 30 years ago and yes, they sure don't like to talk as much.
  7. The python has a mongoose coiled up in the middle and I can't tell if it got away in the end. The group on top seemed to be trying to get that mongoose free. What a battle.
  8. I saw this happen decades ago (around 1980) in central Pa. The oak trees in areas around Penn State (for example, Nittany Mountain) were devoid of leaves for a couple of years. It seems like the moths move on and the woods recover. I remember that walking in the woods when the catepillars were feeding was disgusting, their poop made it sound like it was raining.
  9. I hope nobody is really going to take medical advice from anyone other than a medical professional. There are several tick borne diseases and some of them don't require the tick to be attached for a long period of time. As others have said, prevention is the best defense. Permethrin flat out works. Time to dig out my turkey hunting duds.
  10. I bet if there was a special season for single shot shotguns some manufacturer would quickly come up with a single shot, rifled barreled shotgun. Pretapped for a scope, of course.
  11. jperch

    Bear meat

    On a fishing trip to Quebec there was a bear hanging in camp when we arrived. We were given some to try and I recall that it was stringy as mentioned but tasted ok. I have only seen one bear in NY while deer hunting. I would not shoot one because I have heard too many stories about parasites. One of those stories came from a processor in Dansville who got infected from handling the carcass. He must have transferred something to his mouth by accident. We actually had a bear on the Oswego State campus a few years ago, it was dumpster diving. The wildlife has changed quite a bit in my lifetime.
  12. That is a nice one, congratulations to him! And they are yummy!
  13. Well, interesting. What would it be used for? Seems a tad heavy to be carrying around for upland hunting.
  14. I went hunting for a package of venison loin in my chest freezer earlier today and I bagged one! It was trying to hide beneath a bag of burger but I was not fooled. I might go out once for bunnies locally. I used to love hunting for them and partridge. At 68 jumping up and down on brushpiles is tough. I count it as a successful outing if I get a shot at one. They sure are tasty.
  15. I used to hunt sea ducks in Lake Ontario off Rochester from a small aluminum boat. It was amazing, hundreds of thousands of them. You could sometimes attract them by waving a boat cushion, we used plastic gallon jugs as decoys sometimes. They were feeding on crabs, like we would use for bass bait. They would be just stuffed with them. They must be able to dive to significant depths. I thought they were fair table fare, kinda beefy as I recall. I don't see those massive rafts of ducks these days. I suspect the zebra mussels have reduced the crawdad population. That is just my observation as a SCUBA diver.
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