Whats up New York???

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Whats up New York???

Postby Jpensyl » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:47 pm

Wow guys, we all disappeared after the season was over. Everyone still alive?? Its pretty depressing that its over but I hope you all made it through. So is anyone killing anything??? I spent a weekend in tomkins county killing coyotes and crows. 1 yote and 86 crows for my 2 days and nights of effort. Crow hunting is pretty fun, bought a dozen decoys over the past couple years and made a couple motion decoys and a e-caller. Had them decoying on a string one day. Anyway after killing all the rabbits on my golfcourse and educating all the crows I couldnt kill here in niagara county I'm back to fishing. Been hitting the browns and steelhead every morning in what little open water I can find and although its pretty slow in this cold I've managed some nice specimens and made friends with a bunch of retired guys that love the cold. Alright I touched a few topics so somebody better respond. Lets see if we can get a thread going that lasts more than one response. If this NY forum were a business we'd be bankrupt by now. Whats everyone been up to, speak up people, post a pic, something... Got a hot wife.... let me see...Got a new dog....show him off... Something, I'm gettin bored man help me out. By the way, I'm starting to get cold, I never get cold. :welcome:
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Postby Dep666 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:54 am

I too have been out after the coyotes.....Been a little tough this year. Now with all this wind and cold, I have high hopes for the next week or so. As far as fishing....my buddies are hittin the hard water. Just can't get into it. Besides the wife will be hittin the road if I get another outdoor hobby :laughing: .......As far as yotes, I have only one and the damn thing was manged up .......When I finally get some critters in good shape ,I'll post some pics........Stay warm boys.....
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Postby kaylasbadshot » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:17 am

i am in week three of force fetch with the pup and it is going great. it is making me patient thats for sure. i just finished my masters degree so that frees up a ton of time for me. other than that i have been practicing on my new goose call and watching videos. getting ready to start cutting out some decoys and then flock a bunch of decoys. this season coming up with only be my second season waterfowling and i am beyond addicted. i cant believe i use to spend so much time sitting in a tree stand....i could have been gettin down and coverin up.
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Postby harvey1b » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:27 am

I agree we need more trafic in the NY forum. Good job jpensyl! :thumbsup:

As for me, with the cold and snow I've been out skiing quite a bit and it has been pretty nice. The mountains aren't quite what they were out west, but the snow has been great.

Oh yeah, and Friday I decided to change the oil and rotate the tires on my truck. It hadn't been driving right for a day or 2 and I wanted to see if I could figure out what was going on. I took the drivers side rear tire off and noticed the drum was sticking. I popped off the drum and the rear shoe had welded itself to the inside of the drum :pissed: SOOOO I spent Saturday in the freezing cold doing a rear brake job on my truck. It was a pain but the truck runs a lot better and I figure I saved myself a couple hundred bucks so I went and bought a dozen dekes and some training bumpers.

Otherwise I've been working with th dog some, assessing the dekes, painting and flocking those that need it, playing with calls - I re-tuned my eastern shoreman and it sounds great, and generally getting stuff ready for next fall. Only 7 months until early goose!
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:50 pm

Yeah I was working on the S-10 this weekend also. I changed the fluid in the rear axle and replaced the cover on it. After a season of having to back down so far at the ramps just to float the boat and submerging the axle in the process, I figured it was due. Been throwing bumpers for the dog too, nothing serious just getting her some exercise. I've also started working on two decoys: a broadbill and a black duck. Saturday I plan on pounding in a couple of posts for wood duck boxes. The Cub Scouts will hang the boxes the following weekend as long as the ice is good. Sunday I should be taking the boys ice fishing, just have to put some new leaders on the tip-ups first.
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Postby 870 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:53 pm

Well winter has hit us in a big way; I’ve worked the last three weeks straight with no time off. So all the decoys that need painting are in piles or half painted in my decoy room in the basement.

The up side to all this work is the bride said that any weekend I work more than 8hrs of overtime I can buy 5 new lures, well she’s in the hole for 15 new lures come next payday. HEHEHEHE. :yes:

Now I have to work out some kind of deal with her on a new tackle bag, any ideas from you boys would be appreciated.

The plow truck I’m driving is a 1992 MACK and I’ve been looking at that bulldogs butt way too much, it’s been showing it’s age and breaking down some lately. Nothing like crawling under a truck dripping with slush at four in the morning because you have a broken cable to make you feel alive.

I have a new wingman this year he’s on lone from the county for the winter. Last Friday night while we were out, we had three white outs. I thought this guy was going to loose it he was so tensed up he got a cramp between his shoulder blades. I could just see myself backhanding him and telling him to snap out of it, but it didn’t get to that.

Well I also got a phone call from my son in Iraqi; he’s up by the Syrian (sp?) border. He said that he captured a guy that run one of Sodom’s (sp?) torture prisons. He was pretty pumped over that, in all they got like 27 insurgents. I’m not sure what the bag limit is over there. He’s to come home soon, but not soon enough for me. He’s going to re-up, great more sleepless nights for the o’l 870

Next time you see a plow truck wave I might be driving :thumbsup:
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Postby Dep666 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:49 pm

Mingya 870 you guys got pounded up there. I was up near Rome today for work, and man was it pileing up. I feel for ya bro. That plowing can be a nasty job. Maybey next year the town will find it in their budget to get you a new rig.
Been out after the song dogs for a few weeks and my sucess is unusually low. I can't wait for the first no wind night......can you say Smack Down?

Been looking into a sea duck hunt on the east coast for next year. Any of you die hards been out for an Eider hunt? If so who was the outfitter and how would you rate the trip? Normally I would freelance, like when we went to NoDAK, but somthing tells me not to screw with the ocean and its changing tides. Thanks for the input boys............
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Postby IRISH56 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:59 pm

I've kinda switched gears since the close of season - tending to the homelife a little more and preparing for the new arrival.... no not a new dog :toofunny: . You know - - looking for a new house, fixing the present house up so it'll sell etc. etc..

All is not lost though, looking at dropping a pile of cash on some new fishing equipment; downriggers, new rods/reels, spoons etc..

Oh yeah - and heading to Delaware this weekend to PUT THE SMACK DOWN ON SOME SNOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry for using your line 870) :salude:

Never hunted snows before and it's been a while since I've done any real goose hunting so I'm looking forward to it. I'll post up when I get back w/some pic's.

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Postby quacker stacker » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:13 am

Hey 870 if you would stop crying maybe there would be less lake effect....you know water and wind make snow.. IF you need to borrow my truck to carry all the money your making let me know bro. Also when you need somebody to help you fish your new lures let me know...You know it is all in a days FUN.. WELL I have to run. P.S. when you talk to the boy again tell him I said hi AND MOST IMPORTANT STAY SAFE AND THANKS FOR ALL HE IS DOING..... :salude:
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Postby YankMallard » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:39 am

I everyone new to the Forum, ater a balmy duck season here in NY I have been putting the smack down on some Steeles and Browns as well as showing the Genny lights and the Perch whose boss on the hard water.

I cant wait for may so I can force feed some carp some fiberglass!
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Postby 870 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:00 pm

OK quacker stacker the snow I was plowing had fish swimming in it just an hour before :laughing:

The snow that was created by all my tears,,,,, the bay boys had to plow :thumbsup:

What's this I hear your not rasing this year any truth to that? :thumbsdown:

Where you been man,,, I thought you fell off the face of the earth?

Dad told me down at the INN your working alot closer to home though.

:welcome: aboard YankMallard glad you could join us here at DHC this is a great site with tons of great guys, who can bust your butt from time to time,,,,,, RIGHT quacker stacker again :welcome:
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Postby harvey1b » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:43 pm

:welcome:

Yep - big welcome to DHC Yankmallard. This is a great place.


870 - what are you doing on the internet and out of that truck!!!!?????
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Postby 870 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:14 pm

I'm still sick sniff sniff :cool: have some pitty will ya :toofunny:
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Postby army guy » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:05 pm

Everyone staying warm out there? Busy catching up on projects around the house and working, but most importantly planning time off for the upcoming seasons. Just bought a hoyt bow and some arrows to fling around between thawing frozen pipes and guarding the cons.lol. Picked up a new duck and goose call, still trying to get the hang of them. Anyone heard anything about the spring get together? Hey, Jpensyl.. where you from in lockport? I travel through there all the time..we should meet up some time. gotta run boys
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Postby Jpensyl » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:00 pm

Army guy ,I live right on Locust st near down town lockport. I've been trying not to spend money every day but with this cold my mornings fishing are getting shorter and shorter. The steelhead and brown bite has been non existant the past couple days and this afternoon I got bored enough where I ventured out to gander mountain. Thats always the start of bad news for my wallet. Well after trying to talk myself out of it for about a half hour I was escorted out of Gander and on my way to the courthouse to register my new smith and wesson mp40. I will say its a sweet pistol and I can't wait to put a few hundred rounds through it in the next couple days. :cool: I keep telling myself hadguns are a waste of money and then I keep buying more, what is wrong with me. Almost hate to say it but I'm ready for golf season so I can go back to work and do something with my time. I think my dogs are getting sick of me. :tounge:
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Postby Smackaduck » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:10 pm

Glad to hear yall are doing all right. By the way they make it sound on the news down here the whole state is 50 feet under snow. Ive been meaning to check on yall. Anyway good luck with the snow. Hate to rub it in but 68 and sunny today. :cool:
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Postby army guy » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:04 pm

Good for you Jpen...what model did you get? I have a smithmodel#411 and a star both chambered in 40 smith....unfortunately they both shoot better then i do. Have you checked out the new indoor range on NF Blvd? OMG! just listening to the news...Anna Nicole Smith bit the dust...what a travisty...LMAO. New Snow update for all 80 inches of snow in parish,ny
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Postby Jpensyl » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:49 pm

yea this snow is getting nuts, I'll have to check that range out A.G. thanks for the heads up. The gun is s&w's new mp. Thats the model, I love it so far but the range sunday or monday will tell me how much.
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Postby army guy » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:38 pm

;hey guys....found this link for home made hunting vids http://www.huntingfootage.com/ sone really good ones...hey Jpen the name of that range is niagara gun range, on nf blvd between shawnee and ward rd. you can shot just about anything there, including black powder...let eerr rip bro
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Postby ganderwacker » Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:24 am

Hey guys , Just hangin around doing maintenence on stuff around the house that should have been done during hunting season. Got a new chocolate lab pup that I have been working with. She is learning hand signals now and shows great promise. Been doing some grouse huntin but its been so windy lately. My woodpile took a beating these past two weeks and will definately have to skid some logs next week. 870, I pray your son stays safe and we appreciate what he is doing for ALL of us. I have two small boys and can't imagine the anxiety your family faces on a daily basis. Other than trying to stay warm without adding to the family and puttering around I might have to get the ice fishing gear out..... Bought another decoy mold on ebay and I have some foamer blanks to work on as well. should have enough to keep me busy until the weather breaks. Good luck guys , Mike
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Postby 870 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:00 pm

thanks ganderwacker :salude:
You should have been around the house yesterday when my daughter-in-law called all hysterical and crying. Saying that she had some bad news about Bryan (my son who is in Iraqi). My wife who took the phone call just about dropper the phone in fear. She gets Gen to calm down enough to ask what it was, Gen then tells her that Bryan is extended until June. HOT you bet I mean right now, I didn’t know my wife knew words like that. It was my time to get out of the room fast, she didn’t crew her butt out she just chewed around it and it fell out all by it’s self. Yeah it sucks sometimes, but we’re proud of him for what he’s doing. Thanks again
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:45 pm

870: I hope your son stays safe and that you and your family are doing OK.

Here's a pic from this morning:

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Postby carlschmarl2 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:18 am

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snowmobiling and chasing the bunnies on snow shoes!
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:35 pm

Here's our Sunday afternoon:

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Postby Jpensyl » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:35 pm

I could go for an afternoon of bluegills after watching a steelhead float refuse to sink for a few days, still havent ventured out on to the ice though. I guess its about time I give in and buy one of those mini poles and an auger. Me and a buddy decided 8 degrees was perfect weather to go put down a few hundred clays. I'm almost warm and with heat comes a little shoulder pain. I will say the way I shot today with my old ithica it might have to make an appearance next season, she's deadly.
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