Monday, October 16, 2017

WHAT'S NEW 

BEAR & SON CUTLERY - THE BEAR EDGE




DEFINITELY A HUNTER’S CHOICE

Bear Edge is taking your hunting game to the next level with the Double Gut folding hunting knife. This model sports 2 locking blades, a drop point skinner and a thin gutting blade. They fold out on either side of the knife and lock up with stainless steel liner locks. The aluminum and steel frame handle has a Mossy Oak camo coating that provides a tacky grip and a classic hunting look. A tip-down pocket clip is included for your carrying comfort. Get one knife that can do it all with the Bear Edge Double Gut.



Monday, September 18, 2017

2017 LAKE GEORGE FALL FISHING CONTEST


17 YEAR OLD QUEENSBURY SENIOIR WINNER OF THE ADULT LARGEMOUTH BASS  WITH A 5.50  CATCH IS CONGRATULATED BY PJ CLARK, ALSO OF QUEENSBURY WHO FISHISHED SECOND WITH A 5.23 POUND LARGEMOUTH .

HERE ARE THE REMAINER OF WINNERS: 
ADULT SMALLMOUTH
Brian Squires 5.75lbs 23.00″ LG
Scott Erwin 4.73lbs 20.00″ B
Bernie Lindo 4.33lbs 19.75″ B
William Freeman 3.76lbs 19.50″ B
ADULT LARGEMOUTH
Colin Fraser 5.55lbs 19.50″ LG
PJ Clark 5.23lbs 19.00″ B
Joel Clark 4.71lbs 19.50″ B
Corey DiLorenzo 4.70lbs 18.75″ LG
ADULT LAKE TROUT
Ed Palmer 13.32lbs 32.00″ B
Greg Trombley 8.78lbs 29.00″ H
Vitali Stesik 7.79lbs 27.875″ B
Ramon Pruisscher 7.70lbs 27.25″ B
ADULT LANDLOCKED SALMON
No fish entered
JUNIOR SMALLMOUTH (only one prize per entrant *)
Enzo Rehm 3.52lbs 16.25″ LG
Sarah Musto 3.30lbs 16.00″ LG
*Cainan Hutchings 2.60lbs 17.50″ LG
Mykah Fisher 2.27lbs 17.25″ LG
*Cainan Hutchings 2.24lbs 16.25″ LG
*Rhianna Erwin 1.67lbs 16.25″ B
Becca Pape 1.40lbs 15.00″ LG
JUNIOR LARGEMOUTH (only one prize per entrant *)
Rhianna Erwin 3.33lbs 16.25″ B
Cainan Hutchings 3.07lbs 17.00″ LG
Carter Guyette 2.75lbs 17.50″ LG
Dylan Krepil 2.73lbs 15.50″ LG
*Carter Guyette 2.40lbs 16.50″ LG
*Cainan Hutchings 1.96lbs 17.50″ LG
Madison Sondemeyer 1.90lbs 16.0″
JUNIOR LAKE TROUT
Matthew Diana 6.59LBS 28.25″ B
Dylan Palmer 5.06 lbs 24.50″ B


Thursday, September 14, 2017

 WOUNDED WARRIOR GETS HIS BUCK




GO TO EDDIE'S WED SITE AT  -  http://www.helpeddieryan.com 

Now when I entered the preserve that morning I didn’t know it was going to be a TWO EDDIES DAY. This same afternoon Wounded Warrior Eddie Ryan and his dad Chris (Lake George) arrived to see if Eddie could get a big buck; and Dave asked me to help. Having been with him several years ago when he shot an 800 pound elk I knew this kid could shoot.

Around 5 pm we set up a ground blind on the edge of the woods overlooking a large field where both Eddie and his dad. Dave and I had just left the gate and were walking back to the ranch when we spotted a big red stag and behind it was a big whitetail buck. Patiently Eddie waited at when the buck turned broadside his .308 barked; but Dave and I were not sure he had hit it. But we were sure when we saw Chris pushing Eddie’s wheel chair across the field with his thumb up and hollering “GOT ‘EM.”

The shot was about 100 yards and the bullets were perfectly placed for a quick ending. When we got there 3 grown men with tears in their eyes hugged and shook Eddie’s hand. WOW – what a deer that carried 25 points on its head. Back at the ranch Dave scored the rack of Eddie’s buck at 196 7/8 points which will definitely make the Safari Club and Boone and Crockett record books.
Now for those of you that were in the military Eddie Ryan said something to his dad that I haven’t heard in many years that was very amusing. When dad and Eddie were headed into the blind Chris said to his son “I will get your gun.” Eddie smiled and said – “MY RIFLE.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

THIS LITTLE PIGGY - 500+ POUNDS








50 years ago (1967) Bill Hilts Sr. and Hans Paller created the NEW YORK STATE OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSN.(NYSOWA) and this year 2017 plans were made for 
a 50th anniversary conference we decided to hold it where it all began -LAKE GEORGE.
As one of a number of members chosen to plan and initiate the 4 day conference Dan Ladd and I and a number of other had various things to do. One of mine was to take care of the what was needed for the Game Dinner. I was to get the making for the dinner. Our choices were Striper fish and venison. The stripper was supply by ED Skorupski and supporting member Dave Vanderzee of Easton View Outfitters the venison. I volunteer to do the deer hunting for a doe hunted in his preserve. 

On the first day of my hunt I saw plenty of deer but the doe must have known I was coming and did not show. What did show was several hogs and Dave gave me the OK to take one of them. Late that afternoon a saw the rear end of one heading through the brush and decided to follow/track it. At about 4 pm the caretaker of the preserve called and said he was leaving. If I stayed and did shoot a boar I would not be able to get it out of the woods on my own. So I decided to call it a day and head up into the wooded hills. I don't think I went 5 yards when I heard a grunt behind me and when I turned there was a BIG pig. SHE WAS HUGE. I did scope her but knew I would never get her down and onto my truck; so i turned and headed out - and so did she. I yelled, waved my hat and even threw a stone at her but she kept coming. fortunately she did not run but she stayed right behind me. 

That evening I called Dave and told him about my encounter and he said she PROBABLY would not hurt me; but I did not like that word "probably." And on the next day before sun up I  was back to find Miss Piggy. Put as I entered the preserve one of the worker said "watch the elk; they have begun their rut. When I got inside I saw several of them and they watched every move I made. I decided to go around them by going along the edge of the swamp and out of their sight. It worked and when there was hill between us I was able to go out into the field. It was time for me to look for miss piggy. I didn't have to wait long because she stepped out of the tall grass and started not running but walking  right for me. And it was then that my Ruger American .308 made sure that there would be plenty of pork for the game dinner. Her estimated weight was "at least 550 pounds."

Monday, September 4, 2017

GAMO SWARM MAXXIM AIR GUN

GAMO DOES IT AGAIN


When I read about the new GAMO SWARM MAXXIM .177 and .22 caliber break barrel pellet air rifle that allow the shooter to no longer have to hand load each pellet after every shot I was very interested. Now I have tested many of the GAMO air guns but this one really excited me.  This one allows you load 10 pellets into a circular clip and click it into the barrel. When you shoot all you have to do is cock the barrel and the pellet is already there ready for firing. Also on this clip it displays the numbers one through ten that tells you how many shots were taken/left.

As an avid small game hunter I was quite impressed with not only the 10 shot clip but some of the other added features. These include a Whisper noise reduction system, shock wave absorber recoil pad, a newly added gas piston that requires only 30 pounds to cock and a 2 stage trigger action for more accuracy. Also included is a special 3-9x40mm airgun scope.  As for speed which is also important, especially for those of us that want to hunt (small game) with an airgun – this one is very fast. The  SWARM’s  speed (feet per second) using the lead-free light ammo the .177 caliber leaves the barrel at 1300 feet per second  and 975 feet per second for the .22 caliber. Several minutes after reading about the Swarm I was placing my order for the .22 caliber model.

Just a few days later it was delivered, on opening day of the NYS small game season, and I immediately scoped it and headed for my friend’s house that had a range behind his house. It took just 3 shots to sight in and on the fourth shot my friend aimed at and shattered one of the push-pins holding the target. A quick thank you and I headed for the squirrel woods.

NYS AIR GUN REGULATIONS
The rules are very simple. NYSDEC‘s definition of an air gun is “A firearm that uses spring or compressed air (not gunpowder) to propel a single projectile that is .17 caliber or larger and produces a muzzle velocity of at least 600 feet per second.  Don’t forget you will also need a current NYS hunting license.  For full hunting regulations go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/15huntguide.pdf


THE HUNT
It did not take long when a squirrel appeared making its way towards me. It was a 15 yard shot and I was right on target. And before I could get up to retrieve the squirrel another two others were coming. Now normally I would have to open the barrel, take out a pellet from the container and put it into the chamber. But with the rotary style magazine I was ready when one came into range. And 20 minutes later I added another; and it all happened in less than an hour. I am very impressed with the SWARM MSXXIUM both in its accuracy and especially the quickness of chambering another pellet. If you have or know of a young shooter/hunter this airgun is a good choice.
NOTE: I also have taken a wood chuck and will shortly be trying for the fixing of a rabbit stew.
YOU ARE GOING TO LIKE THIS GUN
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ROSE'S IRISH SQUIRREL DELIGHT RECIPE

 ROSE'S IRISH SQUIRREL DELIGHT


Two squirrels quarter and dredged in flour, salt & pepper...in large fry pan braze in cooking oil...add thin mixture of flour, water, bay leaf and red cooking wine...cover and cook until tender over low heat.....remove meat and thicken liquid with flour, season with gravy master, salt & amp; pepper for gravy, bring almost to a boil....reduce heat, put meat back in....serve with mashed potatoes and green/yellow veggie.



Saturday, September 2, 2017


FIRST FISH

On a sunny afternoon my daughter Sheila Dunston, her husband Matt and their two children – Sammy 6, Sydney 4 and my wife and I went fishing on Saratoga Lake. It was our “first” fishing trip with the kids. The lake was quite busy when we launched at South Shore Marina and headed for Stony Point. However before fishing both Sammy and Sydney had to sit on my lap and help me drive the boat and for about 20 minutes all I heard was go faster PAPA Eddie.

When we finally reached Stony Point I surprised them both with their own Tangle Free push button rod and reel. This rod has no eyelets as the line goes up inside of the hollow 34 inch rod. It is an ideal rod (no tangles) for kids. It took all of about 5 minutes for them to figure it out. Baited with a 4.25 inch stik-o-worm Matt helps Sammy and Sheila helped Sydney. I don’t think Sammy made more than a dozen cast when he said he had a “fishy” on. We all thought it was weeds but Sammy said “no – it is a fishy that wiggles.” He was right and wet-eyed PAPA Eddie was VERY HAPPY taking off his grandson’s fist fish; a smallmouth. Lots of high fives, smiles and photo taking followed.

Sydney was happy for her brother but you could see she was a little sad about her not catching one. This is when my daughter took over and less than a half hour later Sydney was reeling in her own largemouth bass. Years ago when Sheila was 12 she was my partner in a local bass tournament which we won; guess she hadn’t forgot how to fish. There was a lot of excitement and then came:  “Let’s go fast PAPA Eddie;” and then we headed for South Shore. For me it was absolutely the very best day of fishing I have ever had; and I am sure it won’t be the last.