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    hunting car raceing growing food plots, working on my land.
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    Lynn E. Truesdell

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  1. Here's hoping everyone had a Merry Christmas. I hope you not only got something you wanted but had the pleasure of giving something to someone who wanted something special. May the true meaning of Christmas remain with all throughout the New Year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and God Bless. Lynn
  2. Shaun, don't think you have the corner on the market for "liberal idiots". We have more than our share over here. Lynn
  3. If you are like me I need all the BP's I can get. I just get ahead and somehow screw it up and start all over again. BTW, Joey Lagano won the championship. Good race. Lynn
  4. I will be heading to my stand in a few minutes. My wife is so busy I don't want to get in her way. She got her deer a couple weeks ago. Set the bar a little high for me. I'll start recording the race but I'll be back before it's over so I will watch the ending live. Unless of course I drop the big boy I've been waiting for. Then I'll have to watch later. Enjoy the race Cinderella. Lynn
  5. I have to agree 1/2 acre is not enough unless other green crops are planted closely by. Last year I leased my land out for a farmer to grow soy beans on. This was the most productive my land has ever been for deer and good hunting. The farmer I leased my land to went out of business so I leased my land this year for another farm owner to grow corn. Deer sightings are down this year in my fields. They picked up right after the corn was picked the weekend before rifle season began. Now the corn lost from the combine is eaten up and sightings are back down now. Knowing I wasn't going to benefit from the beans this year I planted 1/2 acre of beans. They sprouted well but a week later there wasn't a bean plant showing in my plot. They virtually disappeared over night. There were two fields planted with soy beans less than a mile from my fields. Probably a total of 80 acres. The deer were in there all summer and fall long munching away. Must be the deer liked mine and headed out looking for more. In your case I'd plant Brassicas, Rape and Kale hoping for the deer to find them after a deep frost when the turnip leaves turn the starch to sugar and attract deer. Trying to compete with large crop fields with small food plots is a real challenge. Clover is good in some cases but with farm fields covered with hay it might not be your best bet either. This depends upon what the quality of the hay actually is too. Only by trying it will you know. If you had the option of using a couple more acres for your plots it would be helpful but that is up to the owner and you to discuss. Good luck and keep us posted. Lynn
  6. Last race of the season. 91 days to Daytona. The field is set for four drivers to compete for the championship. Who is going to win? I'm picking Kyle Busch! Lynn
  7. From Bristol motor speedway. Drivers: Shut your engines off. After 4 rain delays the race has been cancelled and will continue tomorrow, weather permitting. Bummer. Back to work tomorrow.

    Crazy weather

    30 deg. F here in northern NY and raining. Was 39 deg. F earlier and freezing rain. Go figure. Enough sand on our roads to build a sand castle but the rain is washing it off. My tax dollars at work. Highway crews are happy with the overtime. Drove 46 miles south this afternoon and roads were dry 10 miles south of us here. Good trip @75 MPH down the Interstate. Snow is gone except for traces on the north side of tree lines. Was looking forward to one more snow drag race next weekend but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Bummer, I just bought 5 gallons of race fuel at $90 per 5 gallon can. Not returnable if opened which I did to mix oil into it. No problem starting campfires this summer. Sob! Turkey season starts in 2 weeks. Anyone ever shot a frozen turkey? I might get my chance. LOL Lynn
  9. I have been planting food plots since 2001. I have used just about every clover seed available out there. With a doubt the best shade tolerant clover I have planted is "Forested Trail" from Heartland Wildlife Institute. https://www.heartlandwildlife.com/use-forested-trail-food-plot-seed/ I have one area on the north side of a stand of pines which only gets a very few hours of sunlight daily. This area gets a lot of traffic from tractors, ATV's and trucks. The last time I planted the area the clover was still growing strong after six years. I plan on working up the area this spring and replanting it with "Forested Trail". There may be a better choice out there but if there is I haven't found it yet. Maintenance hasn't been a big operation or issue. This area gets so much vehicle use grass doesn't survive well. A couple bags of low nitrogen fertilizer yearly from my broadcast spreader is about all the attention it gets. I know many don't cater to "buck on the bag" seed but in the overall scheme of things after buying equipment, fuel, Glyphosate and fertilizer the added cost of a picture on the bag is a moot subject if the results are satisfactory. Lynn
  10. Just as important to me is a good thorough cleaning before checking the zero. I never just pull a gun from the cabinet and shoot it without giving it a cleaning. If you stored it already clean (as you should) just a stroke or two to remove any dust particles, spider webs or other debris can extend barrel life and assure accuracy. Newer synthetic stocks aren't quite as prone to shrinking or swelling as some wood stocks. Unless the barrel is floated you have the possibility the barrel can have different pressure on it from the wood. One piece bolt action stocks are more prone to this than 2 piece semi-auto, pump action or some single shot rifles. Always take the best instrument you have for the job at hand. It is the only ethical thing to do. Good Luck this season, Lynn

    Ottawa gun man

    As a southern neighbor with friends and family in our neighboring country let me extend my heartfelt sympathy to everyone affected by this senseless act. Regards, Lynn
  12. William, haven't been on here for a while. Busy, busy summer. I'm glad you got your window problem solved. Just FYI, or anyone elses, NAPA has replacement regulators with motors available for around $90. These are "plug and play". I use these all the time and have only had one failure up to now. They come with a lifetime warranty which would be honored at any NAPA store with a receipt from the original purchase. This job takes about 1 hour including cleaning the channels and adding lube to critical points. Lynn

    Hey NYers....

    I don't get the changes. I see no good reason to change something which has worked well for years just to make a change. I know quite a few people who used to buy a sportsman or super sportsman license with no intention of using a one of the licenses at all but wanted to support the DEC projects and system. It doesn't really affect me any as I have a Lifetime Super Sportsman license. I still have to go to my Town Clerk to pick up my tags for muzzleloading, archery and DMP's. I feel the state will lose money for the DEC fund by complicating the process. Why fix something which worked so well for years?

    Had Enough

    Just goes to show you you can't go hunting elephants with a BB gun. Nice call on the dozer. I'm with the rest hoping for a gradual melt down. I feel for the California residents facing massive mud slides threatening their homes except knowing this could happen is not unusual. I can't understand why anyone out there would build at the foot of a hill. This makes as much sense to me as building a nice home on a frozen lake knowing spring is coming. I don't live far from Ranger Clay. We have had our fair share of white stuff. Flooding could be a problem we haven't had to deal with in quite a few years. I'm hoping for some warm southwest winds to come along and evaporate the moisture. We don't need a sudden change and get heavy rains. I am high enough that I am safe but my snow will cause big trouble for those down below. Let's all hope our neighbors are safe and trouble free. Lynn
  15. They are preparing to do just that. http://tellmenow.com/obama-quietly-orders-one-billion-dollars-worth-of-disposable-fema-coffins/ Lynn