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McWally

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  1. Talked to DEC yesterday and the Midwest blow in theory has been abandoned. However, my hypothesis that these midges really only live for short durations of time could mean that we may not have to rely on a frost to be out of this. The flare-ups of deer death may simply correspond to the adults emerging and be over before a frost after they complete their egg laying and die off. There are hundreds of species so who knows exactly what the lifecycle is and duration of adulthood, but the observation of areas getting big die offs all at once and then having the area normalize might have something to do with this.
  2. Something to ponder... DEC told me this batch of midges blew in from the Midwest, that’s their hypothesis. And we need to wait for a frost to be done with it. I can see how a huge swath of flies could be updrafted. When we get our midge hatches out here they can form enormous clouds. They can look like six story high tornadoes. Very impressive. BUT these adult midges only have a very short lifespan. No greater than a handful of days....makes you wonder. Definitely does not jive with the narrative.
  3. Spoke to DEC. They know my area is taking brunt of it. The serotype or variety of the disease vector is different than the downstate cases. They have a hunch the flies blew in from the Midwest. All they know is the Genus of the flies and do not know exactly what species is causing it. I suggested a insect survey, but they have no plans for that. It would be nice to know these flies aren’t native to the water bodies here. 10-day forecast has no chance sub 40s. Bad news.
  4. I have mine mounted on the rails which allows to change your mind where they go. Having adjustable booms and swivel bases also gives you versatility for setting them and running them. It’s not a tiller, side console 21 Alaskan. If you do go with an Alaskan make sure the rails are the wider version.
  5. Took a little four wheeler ride tonight and it just reeks of death out there. I’m spooked honestly. Usually jump a half dozen to a dozen doe/fawns on any given night. Nothing out there. This is my first encounter with anything like this, so maybe I sound like a drama queen, but this is twilight zone ****.
  6. Heard story about another breakout in ABay area. Apparently this is a disease they get from midges and a good frost stops the spread by killing off the flies. I don’t see any chance of frost for many days...sucks!!! Buddy shot nice 8 drooling all over, big 10 and nice 8 found too. This is bad! I was hunting a pond on property with daughter this a.m. and we found one dead on shoreline. Apparently they are drawn to water. Vicious disease.
  7. Had like 100 vultures circling property last few days-thought nothing of it, thought they were staging for migration or something. Then, started finding a couple dead deer, thought coyotes or bow hunters....Then my buddy found a huge buck and fawn next door, and then I found several more. Looks like EHD is the culprit.
  8. I’ll pass on the salad. Back in the day when I lived there we’d go out at night and get bull frogs. I’m pretty sure it’s the highest end treat you can get off the land around here. Toss up with walleye cheeks. Anyhow, that much duckweed probably has those monster bulls right out where you can get them easy.
  9. Thank you much and wow, great products guys. You guys set the bar high.
  10. Bump price lowered $40. An extra keel is $60 new.
  11. Cool. Awesome product Zach. Thanks for feedback. I have an opportunity to fill some space at a friends tackle shop, but most of all I need a hobby in these ridiculous times we are in to keep my mind healthy. Thanks again.
  12. Interesting. Didn’t entertain the wholesale v retail angle. Thanks for insight.
  13. Say I want to build a lure company from scratch...if I pour some jigs and use Mustad hooks, package those jigs with my brand name, must I get permission from Mustad first? Even if I do not advertise I’m using Mustad hooks?
  14. NIB Celestron Skymaster 20x80 Binoculars. Asking $80. Pickup in Chaumont.
  15. Pair of otter boats. Haven't been run in awhile. One has a crack that is repaired. No idea if it will hold these days, but did fine after repairs. One has an extra half keel. Asking $75 for the pair. Pickup in Chaumont.
  16. Price drop on the nicest big water decoys around. New price $750.
  17. Price drop on the best rod trees built. These are in great shape and hardly used, like new. New price $450.
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