Pete Collin

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About Pete Collin

  • Birthday 10/07/1968

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    Portageville, NY
  • Interests
    woodworking, reading, photography, music, fly tying, rodbuilding, guitar playing
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  1. Deer Hunting on Horseback

    Deer Hunting on Horseback Hello All, I have a young friend who has made a YouTube channel for his hunting adventures. I have known Louis' family for years - he was just a little tyke when I first met him. Well he has been hunting hard as long as he could hoist a gun or bow, and already has a huge amount of experience. I just watched one of his videos and am impressed at how professional a job he did. Here is a link - have a look and you will likely be very entertained!
  2. Hunting Leases- WNY

    Hunting Leases- WNY Hello. I have posted these two large hunting leases in the past. The landowner has come down substantially in price, so I am relisting. Both are on the Cattaraugus/Allegany County line. One is in the Town of New Hudson, 287.5 acres of field, woods, and hills. Good crop of oak timber to supply food for deer and turkey. $5,060 per year for exclusive hunting rights for all game seasons. The second is in the Town of Lyndon, Cattaraugus County, NY. 426 acres. It has an excellent swampland for waterfowl hunting, as well as cropland, and wooded hills. There is also a good deal of oak timber that would supply acorns for the game. There is a derelict cabin on the property - I haven't seen it in a while. Let me know if you would want to make use of it. $6,390 per year for all game animals. You may have as many hunters on the lease as you like, but all hunters must sign the lease. Only commercially made tree stands may be used. ATVs may be used only for deployment of tree stands or retrieval of downed game. If interested, email me and I will send you maps. You can go at your convenience to have a look, and only then will I take your call to discuss a signed agreement. First party to come through with a check and signature will get it - I can not hold it for anybody. I am a professional forester. These are the only leases I have available. My website is at:
  3. Eclipse Fishing 8.21.17 Canandaigua Lake

    Mike, nice to see you out there again! Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  4. Did the Atlantic give you any jumps? they are known for that.
  5. Book Review - "Big Trout!" by Ray Johnson

    Mark, thanks for the info! I put that same article on a Utah fishing message board and got some chatter. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  6. bannanas

    First time I heard of the superstition was in a Pat McManus story called The Claw of the Sea Puss. He had such a bad experience on a charter boat that he mutinied by eating a banana. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  7. Fly Tying Video

    Fly Tying Video Hello All, I did a vid of my favorite mayfly hatch.
  8. Wanted Sign ? Custom made!

    I made one for my own business. It has carved lettering.
  9. Asian Carp 9 miles from Lake Michigan
  10. Tree ID Video - Understory Species I made another tree ID video for my website. This time we go over the smaller, lesser-known species that live in the understory of a woods. Maybe some of you hunters will find this interesting.
  11. Trolling Under Anchor

    Trolling Under Anchor A short little video taken from last year. I went out on a flat calm day to discover that the lake wasn't quite so placid after all.
  12. I have posted plenty before, but usually don't bother unless I have a good story to tell. This year I'm afraid all my stories will be about work and building a new garage. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  13. HUNTING LEASES - WNY Hello. I have three hunting leases available for the upcoming seasons. 1. Town of Lyndon, Cattaraugus County, NY. 426 acres. Has some cropland, a cattail swamp, and high hills with oak timber growing at the top. Cabin on property that is in poor condition, but you may use. $8,000/year 2. Town of New Hudson, Allegany County, NY 287.5 acres. Some cropland, some swamp and high hills with hardwoods growing on it. $6,325/year 3. Town of Amity/Angelica, Allegany County, NY 85.5 acres. Stream, brush, cropland, and hardwoods. $1,539/year I am a consulting forester, and these leases are for a client of mine (a dairy farm). These leases are all I have available. Because I don't earn much by doing these leases, I have a streamlined process in which I do them: Email me for which lease you are interested in. I will send you a map, and you go look at it at your convenience. If you like what you see, you can write or phone me and I will get you a lease agreement. I can't hold the lease for anybody until you come to look at it or come up with the money. So many people look at a lease before they buy, that it is a race to the finish line for your signature and check. Sign the lease, send a check, and you are signed up for a 12 month contract. the lease comes with the following stipulations: You have exclusive hunting rights for all game animals. You have first refusal if you wish to renew your lease. No use of ATVs other than to deploy tree stands or retrieve downed game. Only commercially available tree stands allowed. NO nails in trees, or cutting of shooting lanes. No camping on property (other than the one with the cabin) You can have as many people hunt on property as you wish, but all hunters must sign lease. Please do not phone me until you have emailed, and seen a property that you want to hunt. I just do not have the time to take your phone call until you are serious about buying a lease. I will give you all of the provenance you need to assure yourself that I have the authority to sell these leases for my client. My website is at: and you may write me at [email protected]
  14. I was out a couple of weekends ago. Got 4 and lost 3, fishing about 5 hours midday. It was nice to get out.
  15. Finger Lakes Crayfish?

    Finger Lakes Crayfish? Hello All, This winter I got intrigued by some videos put out by these guys on YouTube, who are avid crayfish enthusiasts. They live in the American southwest, and catch excellent numbers of big crayfish using traps (the kind that resemble minnow traps). The videos are entertaining, and the feasts they have look delicious. I have caught crayfish in the northeast to cook and eat, and found that they do taste good. I always wondered why eating crayfish is not a thing if you don't live in the south. Maybe it's because ours are smaller, or less plentiful, or our water quality is sometimes an issue. But I can think of a few places in NY where I have seen very big ones. That got me thinking about the Finger Lakes. Rocky bottoms, decent water quality. I could throw some traps out in the morning, go trolling or jigging for trout, and pick up my traps at the end of the day. I wonder if any of you have some idea of the population or size of the crayfish that live in the finger lakes? It could turn into another foodie adventure! Pete Collin