dinorocks

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Good afternoon-

My best friend (Turkeyfeathers) introduced me to this site.   I enjoyed tuning into "Live from the Woods" (spring turkey season version) and I just found the "Live for the Woods" archery season version.  Now that I have a new phone, I hope to contribute to the post and share my time in the woods...and when not in the woods, live vicariously through your posts!

A little about me...I'm a professional geologist and do lots of volunteer work as an educational mentor, lecturing on behalf of WNY STEM, and working with the Scouts (geology  and STEM related presentations).  I enjoy everything outdoors, including deer hunting, trapping, fly fishing, making maple syrup, canoeing, hiking, primitive skills, gardening, x-country skiing/snow shoeing, primitive tanning, and bow making....the list goes on but these are the things I'm most active with right now (after a back injury several years ago I needed to slow down a bit and change my lifestyle).   The best part of my hobbies (which I consider more of a way of life),  is that my two children (12 and 14) enjoy doing most of the same...as well as my wife (in most cases)...some people think my wife is a saint to put up with all of my shenanigans!

My family and I are active with several outdoor clubs including Hawkeye Bowmen and Massena Rod and Gun Club, and volunteer with lots of nature-type activities/events from replanting clams and muscles following dam releases to helping with the NYSDEC geese banding projects (...and if I can brag a little, earlier this year, my son was awarded Youth Sportsman of the Year by the Erie County Sportsmen Federation...and my daughter has recently become famous within the Carp Anglers Group with a song she wrote and performed this summer during a large carp tournament...yes...a little different ...www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pq4lR306DM ...my wife and I couldn't be more proud!

I'm looking forward to learning from everyone here, and hopefully sharing some of my passions with you!

Cheers!

Dino

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Welcome aboard!


"The sportsman lives his life vicariously. For he secretly yearns to have lived before, in a simpler time. A time when his love for the land, water, fish and wildlife would be more than just part of his life. It would be his state of mind."

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Welcome Dino! Love that you got your kids involved! Looks like they get lots of enjoyment out of it also! Sweet lookin' bows too! 


"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." - Wease

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Welcome aboard Dino. Lots of great folks on here. A few (3) have given me turkey wings to give you to fletch with. Great folks on here Look forward to your posts and pics. You'll contribute a lot of knowledge and also will learn from some of the best. Glad you took the plunge 

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21 minutes ago, Gencountyzeek said:

Welcome! Do u happen to have a matching bunny suit to TF's?

Cmon now. We only need 1 of those in the same township 

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Hi Dino, Glad you could get involved here. 

As Jay might have mentioned, you and I met a number of years ago......I sold you some feathers/blunts/field points if I recall correctly.  I'm guessing it was  around 2002-2003 or so?  I came to your house (pretty brave on your part!!) maybe to bring the gear over or just to see your "stuff"", I distinctly remember all those glowing rocks you had in the basement!

I hope you enjoy your time here........Larry


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1 hour ago, moog5050 said:

Welcome Dino!  Great that you share your passion with your family.  I like the trad bows. 

Wait til he elaborates on his primitive bows. Simply astounds me   

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Thanks for the warm welcomes...and no, I do not have a bunny suit, nor do I plan on getting one :-)...like TF said, one in the town is enough!

Larry, I do remember!  My involvement with archery has evolved quite a bit since then...or should I say, de-volved as now I run around with my selfbows with stone points in my loin cloth!  I'll spare you with the picture!  And yea, my fluorescent minerals are taking up even more of my basement!

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Welcome aboard Dino great pics love the pic of the dog pointing. You know Jay so not for certain but I’m sure ya know a way around a growler or 2. I think Jay mentioned to me he want wood duck feathers for your fly’s if not mistaken 

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Welcome aboard Dino, pretty soon the Nutcracker in Lockport will be the annual NY Hunting Forum rendezvous!


I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

-Mitch Hedberg

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Warm welcome to ya dinorocks!  So glad you decided to join us!  You certainly have lots of cool and interesting stuff to share with us all.  Looking forward to hearing more from ya. Just pull up a seat and join right in!  

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