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  1. There is a FaceBook group called Steuben County Bear Sightings. It has 5,000 members. Pics and videos of local bears are posted almost daily. Robust population in the Corning area (including in town). I am surprised at how many of them are cinnamon color phase. Door bells cams pick up a large number of bears that would otherwise pass undetected.
  2. I drive Finger Lakes to Florida several times a year. Avoid 95 in northern Virginia during daylight hours at all costs. It once took us 2 hours to go 30 miles. DC area dead of night is usually OK. I usually take the I295 bypass around Richmond. Don't recommend exceeding the speed limit there, area is often heavily patrolled with little speed tolerance (3 over can be a problem). Green Top is worth a stop (think ammo). I recommend Waze, good to know where the hazards and smokies are at. Happy trails!
  3. For the record it's Treman (named for the donor of the land) State Park, not "treeman. Also, there is Treman Marine Park in Ithaca in addition to the SP.
  4. I have a Leupold VX-3i 3.5x10x40 on my 25.06. Works great at the distances I shoot, but then I don't really do much shooting at ranges over 200 yards.
  5. Years ago while scouting some state forest I ran into some posted signs that flat out got my attention. The signs said something like "Game Preserve", Posted and Patrolled, daily hunting rates are $300/day. If caught trespassing you will be charged with both trespassing and theft of services, in addition to being sued in small claims for the daily fee and damages. The property line was posted every 50ft or so and each tree with a posted/warning sign had a blaze orange ring painted on it. I wish I had a picture of the signs, they certainly got my attention.
  6. Probably not as big a "Yikes" as you might imagine. Totally legal to buy (for a resident) or possess a handgun without a permit in Florida. Handguns can even be transported without a permit, but the rules must be followed. Problems would arise if your NY friend "carried" in Fl. Totally, not allowed without a proper CCW. NY does not honor Fl CCW's, so Fl does not honor NY's. Open carry is forbidden in Fl unless hunting or fishing. Florida is a shall issue state and as long as the minimum qualifications are met, the CCW must be issued within a couple months.
  7. That's it. I am using a slightly different product that also feeds the tree. Thanks!
  8. The instructions on the BioAdvanced 12 month protect and feed call for an application rate of one ounce per circumference inch, except that if the tree is greater than 50 circumference inches than use 2 gallons! To treat one 20 inch diameter ash tree (works out to about 63 circumference inches) requires 2 gallons or $150 for one tree! No where close to $10 per tree. Am I missing something?
  9. 1) I bought last year's treatment at a Home Depot in Erie, PA. 2) $75 per gallon here in Florida, haven't figured out to do $10/ tree 3) May is the best time to apply as it kills the ash borer larvae when they are easiest to destroy. 4) chemical is deadly to bees. OK to carefully use on ash, but if you drench near a flowering bush (think rose) the chemical will end up in the flowers. If one bee is exposed to the chemical it can take it back to the hive and potentially destroy the entire hive!
  10. I bought a Ruger American Predator with Cerakote finish. It came that way. I topped it off with Leupold scope in Cerakote finish from Elk Country Arms and Ammo. I don't think Leupold sells any with that finish, I think Elk Country sends them out to a licensee. I have had the package for a year, no problems so far.
  11. Gas mileage is improved with an educated foot. By "feathering" the gas pedal I am often running on electric at normal highway speeds. There is an indicator on the dash that tells you your Instantaneous MPG, so that helps a lot.
  12. Well, I have a 2021 RAV 4 XSE with 14K miles. My gas mileage is currently 45.5 mpg. Most of my driving is under 60 MPH. Gas mileage drops off rapidly if you drive over 70 mph (common here in the south) or buy distressed gas. Only car I have ever owned where I get better MPG than the EPA numbers (38 and 41 MPG). Dealer tried to pull the $5K over MSRP BS! My trade in was a Camry Hybrid that got 52 MPG. So I demanded a $5K premium on my trade! Car has plenty of power. 2.5L 219 combined net Horsepower. All wheel drive. Heated seats, heated steering wheel, power lift gate, moon roof, radar cruise, lane departure feature, digital rearview mirror with Homelink, blind spot monitor and about 30 other features. Like ceramic window tinting and a 10 year 250,000 mile power train warranty. Yes, we like it. No, it's not for sale.
  13. Several years ago the rescue squad in my home town responded to a "treestand" accident. Dead tree fell with hunter in the stand. He lost the use of his arms and legs. Don't know if it was an ash or not, but I'm betting that it was. No one wants to give up a good location, but is it worth it?
  14. Given the therapeutics that are in the pipeline, the need for the vaccines will soon be moot.
  15. I had a non hunting boss for many years who made little effort to hide his dislike for hunters. Each year I would put in vacation and he would politely make his feelings known. Then came the year he destroyed two vehicles in three months running into deer. That year when I put in for vacation, he told me to "kill 'em all"! Glad you were in the right spot at the right time to help!
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