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  1. Walleye are more indeginous to the north east than rainbows are.  Your passion for trout fishing wrecked your logic


    No no matter how much logic you put into the argument the passion of trout guy versus the passion of an eye guy always is the root of the discussion.  The “discussion” putting it mildly.


    Should be able to control walleye by doing exact opposite of what they do everywhere else to promote walleye.  I am a stable genius.

  2. I was happily surprised this morning when I heard a gobble.  Got my electronic call out and fired him up good.  I know where he is but there are at least 2 other turkey hunters closer to him than me.  He may not even keep the same roost over the next month.

  3. I like Knight and Hale.  It works so good That I will stop my truck in the middle of the road and call to some flying and they come right in.  I never would have thought in a million years that was possible.  I discovered this trying to use it as a locator call for turkeys in the spring.  Even the stupid ravens wouldn't leave me alone.


    I went back and read my thread from years back.  There was some good info and some well... entertainment.


    Crows are a nuisance (in many ways) just as much as rock doves defecating on farm equipment and hay.  There is an underlying purpose even though it seems to be sporty.


    I haven't killed for sport since I was in my single digits.  I killed so many songbirds with my bb gun that I thought my Grandma was going to disown me.  No good reason for it and I wouldn't do it today but I was a natural born killer and I liked it at that age.  After many brushes with death I do not treat life the same way.  Everything I kill has a purpose.  Could be too many roosters in the Hen house or it could be too many varmints hunting my feathery pets.  I like eating fresh fish and harvest specific species but when I catch an invasive, it goes on the bank - because it shouldn't be there.  When I see more coons then YOY turkey on my trail cams, I start hunting coon.  etc.  I also eat deer tags at the end of the year.  I don't require them all to be filled.  Deer herd doesn't need culling.  Take what you need.  I have a distain for porcupines and woodchucks for the damage they cause.  Skunks are ok. 


    One last thought:  Crows are smart.  I shot one last year in the yard AND I did it so I could use its feathers for some jigs.  The rest of the bird's family avoids me like the plague now.  they learned that I will shoot them.  The saying goes that there will be three "C"s left at the end of the world.  Coyotes, Crows, and Cockroaches.  They are more adaptable and resistant to change than other critters. 

  4. April 2007 Michael Vick is arrested for animal neglect.  Eventually serves 21 months prison time


    On the morning of March 14, 2009, Donte Stallworth struck and killed a pedestrian while driving his car at the eastern end of the MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach, Florida. ... 30 day jail sentence.


    Animal abuse 21 months.  Vehicular Homicide under the influence 1 month.

    Animal Abuse - instant notoriety.  Kill someone - people struggle to remember if they remember at all.


    My point:  As a whole, we (in this society) value animals more than human life.


    I can give more examples of upside down (West coast is full of them) world but I think you get my point.

  5. Interesting topic here.  I am torn.  I am called a sportsman but I do not hunt for sport.  I reminded myself of that this morning when I pulled out venison tenderloin for dinner.


    My thoughts:

    I have gotten over 50 pheasants shot by well to do sportsman doing field trials.  I was able to get them because The guy I use to know told me they were just going to dump them in the ground if nobody wanted them and that was usually the case.  I have gotten over 3 dozen rabbits from a rabbit hunting contest because my neighbor use to do the weigh in and again nobody wanted them - coincidentally stopped the annual tourney because of gambling concerns.  I have scooped recently dead bass after weigh in at the launch.  I support people's right to do these events but the waste has never been good with me.  But on the other hand I know there has to be balance and so while predators don't always get harvested for a use, I still believe it is necessary.  If you don't have balance the ecosystem runs amuck.  The north west has a wolf problem now because of politicians and lobbyists.  How much money are they losing now because their elk herds are decimated?


    As far as contests.  They bring people together.  If we are not together we are sitting by ourselves insulting one another on LOU.   My wonder is 1st fish, biggest fish, big buck - where is the line?


    I enjoy pics but there is no obligation for people to post them.  However, keep them coming.

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  6. Moon was so bright I got my binoculars out to scan the fields.


    I tried in my back yard but got skunked.  I am hoping for a slight warm up before the end of season.  If it wasn't for the drive home I would be throwing right next to you.  Congrats, glad to see you are getting them.

  7. 20 hours ago, Doc said:

    Always on top this time of year. And yes you’re right, with water temperatures cold they could be anywhere but I always focus on top now. Surface temp varied from 32.5-34.5. Last Sunday (5th time out in last 2 weeks) was a ****ty day. Only boated about 12 fish, mixed bag, kept just a few. Lost a couple 7-8+ lb browns at the boat and some nuisance pike. Ran a 10 rod spread. Disappointed. It was better two weeks ago. Hopefully it will pick up again soon.

    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app

    I like pike.  More so than trout but that is just me (trout guys - exhale).  The one fish looks to be a chain/pike hybrid.

  8. NYS loves money so I have a hard time believing they would deter out of state fisherman from making that late October trek.  I personally DNC about  creel limits on Ontario because I don't eat those fish anyways, however, I did care when they change the regulations on the Hudson and haven't been back there since so I can understand the other side.  Just my two pennies...

  9. Les,

    Thank you for posting.


    I didn't see the talk.  The article is incomplete and lopsided.  I can not form an opinion based on what is in there.  While there is truth there it has no relevance to my lifestyle since there is no comparitive references.  There are bodies of water, even the fingerlakes where I will not eat fish and then there are other bodies of water where I will eat the fish and it is based on taste and not how contaminated the fish may be.  A good start would be some LD 50 and other meal choices for a reference point.  An actual MD referring to the benefits versus the risks of eating said fish.  Keeping smaller fish is always a better idea. 


    For those of you that do not want to eat the walleye that you catch any more.  I will gladly accept all walleye (subject to further scrutiny) not caught in the lower Genny or Hudson rivers.  I find my X-men powers to be very helpful.:nerd:





  10. Saw my first flock of robins this morning...  I saw geese flying north on Saturday.  I saw worms on the driveway last week.  It is starting to feel like spring even though I think there is still some winter lion left in March.

  11. Pap, Gorgeous dog.  He looks like he runs the house.  I too am a beagle man and had many misfortunes.  We had a mother daughter not return home.  We had the best dog we ever had just gone.  Pups stolen.  One got shot.  Right now I have a 16.5 year old.  I can't hunt her anymore and I won't replace her either.  I have had her longer than my family and that's all they have ever known.  I really don't know who will cry the most when she passess. 

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  12. I watched a red fox run around my yard in the moonlight this morning around 4am.  Not worth waking the family up for.  I have watched it before.  I love the route this thing takes when it leaves.  It goes away from the brush making me think that it has decided it is safer to go the long way to get out.

  13. I think I found my varmint rifle.  Howa 22-250 bolt act bolt action top load.  I think it is technically the Howa 1500 Ranchland 22-250 light weight Yote.


    Looking for negative comments...  If you feel good about it I want to hear it too but I really want to hear the cons (if there are any).

  14. Well, last night when I got home from work there was a mature bald eagle on the deer (I pointed it out to my wife and kids) and it was my wife that was acting like a kid on Christmas morning.  She has not been a fan until then.


    On another note.  I find it sort of creepy skinning out predators looking at there hairless faces.  I guess it reminds me of demons. 


    I watched a documentary on the coywolf of eastern canada and they compared the skulls from the top down and showed where the additional muscles were attached.  The interesting thing in that documentary was that eastern wolf can breed with either the timber wolf in the west or the coyote but the coyote can't hybridize with the timber wolf. 



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