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  1. 9 hours ago, Ready or Knot said:

    Have used lots of barnes tsx out of 7mm mag and 338 rum on elk. Excellent performance on game. Reloaders beware of seating close to rifling with solids. This can cause dangerous pressures. They like to have some jump space. Fwit. Be safe !

    What grain bullet are you using for the 7mm?  I'm going to pick up a set of dies for mine.  I hand loaded for my 45-70 with 300 grain tsx and hand excellent results.  Hoping the same with the 7mm

  2. Congrats on all the great bucks!  I booked a hunt for my 10 year old daughter on a 2 day youth hunt in Ohio.  We had the green light to shoot any buck but was hoping to score a good one.  Saturday only saw a small doe in the morning.  Setup up on a field for the evening hunt and had a wacky 7 point come in.  Gabby was ready to lay him out but I made her give him a pass. 


    Sunday morning we only see two does - I asked if she wanted to take one with only an afternoon hunt left.  She wanted a buck.  That evening we head back to the same field hoping the buck we passed the night before showed up or one of the other bucks they had on camera showed.  First 3 hours we didnt see anything and I felt terrible not letting her pull the trigger Saturday night.  I scanned the field with my binoculars and see a rack coming up the bottom of the field.  I bought her a leadsled chair with the gun rest.  Worked great for her - I clocked her cva hunter in 44 mag and said get ready.  I got him to stop at about 100 yards and she smoked him.  We were both pumped and couldn't believe what just happened.  Best hunt I've ever been on!  Matt at Sunfish Valley Outfitters does some magic with the pics too!




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  3. LOTSA Tournament Time is just around the corner!!  Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st!

    Have you thought about fishing a salmon tournament in the past? 

    Not interested in a high stress, high entry fee tournament?  

    Do you fish alone?? – Not a problem here!  

    Then the LOTSA Tournaments are for you!  We offer options that cater to all anglers from small boats to large, offer 4 ports to launch from (Niagara River, Wilson, Olcott and Oak Orchard); our Curt Meddaugh Memorial Tournament is FREE, open communication and a chance to make some new friends while you’re at.  On Saturday July 21st we even offer a free catered picnic to ALL LOTSA members and family.  We have had over 30 boats the last 2 years and hope to grow the tournament again this year!

    All teams MUST provide a cell phone number to be contacted in the event of a delay or cancellation due to inclement weather.  No shotgun start this year - it's an honor system with no lines in the water until 6am.  All additional rules and details provided in links below.

    The Curt Meddaugh Memorial Tournament is FREE 

    Pays back 3 places!  Link to register and rules below!  

    Rules and registration details provided at this link https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-curt-meddaugh-tournament/

    Food Bank of Western NY will be accepting fish donations following the tournament – please keep your fish on ice if you are donating!

    Interested in putting a little more skin in the game??  We offer 2 additional options!

    Saturday July 21st – LOTSA Tournament - $60 entry  - link provided below

    Rules and registration details provided at this link https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-lotsa-tournament/

    Friday/Saturday – LOTSA 323 - $50 entry – MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE LOTSA Tournament – our spin off of the famous 333 out of Lake Michigan!

    Rules and registration details provided at this link https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-323-tournament/

    LOTSA Picnic – Saturday July 21st – RAIN or SHINE – regardless if day is a wash due to weather and winds.

    Krull Park – Lion’s Pavilion – all details at link below

    Raffle drawings for tackle

    50/50 Raffle

    Picnic will be catered for food and drinks!

    Bring your family

    Must register at this link https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-lotsa-picnic/

    We look forward to seeing you all there!!  Please let us know if you have any questions!

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  4. All - LOTSA needs your Help!  Pete Alex from Vision Quest Sport Fishing has a great offer to support our pen raising program.  Details below as well as a link to their Facebook page.  Please go out and give them a like.  They have some very informative videos and posts.  We certainly appreciate their support!


    Help the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association...

    Vision Quest Sport Fishing likes to support sport fishing organizations that make a difference in their community. 
    So, we will be doing a few fund raising promotions this year:
    Beneficiary #1: Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association

    Promotion: Vision Quest Sport Fishing will provide (10) packages.  Each will contain (8) new Dreamweaver Spin Doctors.  L.O.T.S.A. will raffle these off at their seminars and meetings to make money for their salmon pen rearing projects.

    Please like our FB page to help us reach 1,350 likes. (That’s a little over  200 from where we are at now).  As soon as we reach 1,350 likes, we will provide LOTSA with their goods.



  5. I shot a coyote last year which spooked some deer on me with Hornady 325 grain lever revolution.  Hit him behind the shoulder leaving a small hole on both sides.  Was hoping for more damage.  That's why I'm going to try the barnes.

  6. Broadhorizons - what grain bullet are you handloading?  I just bought some Barnes 300 grain tsx to hand load.  Was hoping they would work well.  I have a marlin 1895 and a single shot cva hunter. 

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