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  1. The biggest impact on low turkey numbers is wet and cold weather during the first ten days after hatching. Then the polts can fly and get off the wet ground to roost. Nest predation does have an impact also. The biggest predator on eggs happens to be crows. i saw a program last night on the outdoor chn and they cooked crow on the grill. They put olive oil pepper and salt and said it was good and that they would do it again
  2. Conceal carry laws are even worse for the law abiding person who wants to protect himself / herself. If you don't have a conceal carry handgun permit just try to apply for a semi auto rifle permit. you will need one if you want to buy the iconic Ruger 10/22 rifle for your child for Christmas. You might get a permit by next summer. You might get a rifle for fifty bucks at the corner. Try North Clinton ave for starts. The news laws have made it safer for people.
  3. Wow! That brings back memories. First of all Ted Cornish is the father of the Gene Cornish of the Young Rascals. my best friend and would hang around Max's talking all about fishing. this was before any Great Lakes salmonid programs. he would keep all the biggest chubs for pike ice fishing. I think that was before or early Jay-Ve tackle days on Mt hope Ave. Ahh memories
  4. It's been happening there for years. A few years ago it happened to us. someone broke in my brothers truck while we were fishing. they took a cheap pair of binoculars and the registration. Have seen several piles of glass over the years from broken windows. its so isolated unless you have a cop there full time you'll never stop it. that won't happen
  5. we have a small boat with limited space. Our hummingbird gps bit the dust. Looking at lowance Hook Reveal 5 with preloaded lakes. I need to know if that unit has LO data. Anyone know?
  6. I am always road scouting turkeys all year long. This gives me an idea where to go into the woods during april. I'm usually in the woods before light at least a dozen times in april. This gives me info on roosting areas and where they head after fly down. I never use turkey sounding calls. Occasionally I'll use a crow call. Try not to spook them. Pick days that are cool and light winds. Great time of the year to be out there and gets you pschyed up
  7. This was a weirld hunting season. I only had a few days hunting with snow on the ground. When ther is no snow on the ground hunters see fewer deer. When i did hunt on snow i saw plenty of deer and tons of tracks. No problem with deer numbers here.
  8. Great bear Matt. I hunt across the road from you. Bears have been showing up on trail cams the last few years and we've seen them up close and personal. I got a great video on my cell phone to show you from last year. It was 13 yds. It's great seeing them in the woods. Two weeks ago my brother was in his ground blind and a big bear came by him at 15 yds. Eye to eye. He said his heart was pounding. May have been your bear. I gave him a can of wasp and hornet spray to put in his blind. Anyways gratz on your trophy.
  9. Paint them over with white and go from there with the colors you want
  10. I thought the captians bought donuts for the observers
  11. I believe the Ontario biologist will be looking at and counting the pyloric caeca at the end of the stomach. During the early days of the ESLO derby the grand prize was limited to chinook salmon. A hybrid coho chinook was caught and was a possible winning fish. They brought the fish in to DEC where I was working. DEC did not want to get involved in a private contest but we did let them use our reference books to let them make a determination. I can't remember numbers but chinooks have a high number of pyloric caeca and cohos have much fewer number. The fish had a number about midway between and they determined it to be a hybrid. With that said both that fish and the one recently caught are true monsters. you never know what you're going to catch in Lake Ontario.
  12. Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
  13. Too much easterly wind. Rough water. Lake flipping too much. Unstable conditions. Different fishing every couple days. we need a prelonged period of westerlies to stabilize the water and better catches
  14. Man thinks he is in control but forgets mother nature bats last
  15. So was the Oak and Olcott. At the black north ramp (state ramp was not built yet) vehicles with boats were back up waiting to launch all the way back into the exit ramp on the parkway. at olcott the vehicles were back up on Jackson st onto rt 18 and onto the bridge over 18 mile cr
  16. Lake Ontario water levels usually peak around Memorial Day then drops. Look at JD post chart. Aug and Sept water levels are lower than levels this time of year. LO trib water volumes have little effect on lake levels. LO water levels are primarily controlled by the locks on the St Lawrence. After the last few years super high water you have no chance to slow the water releases, Bottom line late summer will be worse
  17. DEC has been trying for decades with Federal $ and fish to get these reestablished in LO along with lakers. Returns have been very skimpy to say the least. it is thought that most run out to the Atlantic Ocean and never return. My feelings are save the money and add numbers to pacific salmonids and BT
  18. Just talked to R8 Fish Manager. They clarified original closures of business' at boat launches. Since DEC sites don't charge for use on their launches they originally said they would stay open. Today they changed their minds and said they are closed. As for Sandy Creek as soon as the Town of Hamlin can lock the gate it will be closed
  19. I been looking at the fishing reports. It has a lot of pictures of kids holding fish. They all have big smiles. With schools closed and sports and other entertainment stuff closed lets hope there is more family bonding. We need it. Icing on the cake would be that with more free time on our hands that it gives us time or more time to read. A good starter would be the Holy Bible.
  20. yes but two months less of high nutrient food. they will be smaller and survival will be less.
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