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  1. 17 points

    NFN news

    It is now official.. Tyler 0420 is now the owner of NFN.. He is the boss man.. Could'nt ask for a nicer guy to run this web site.. I will remain on as admin as long as Tyler needs me..please direct any issues you have with Tyler.. Great bunch of guys n gals here.. It was a pleasure owning this web site for a few years. Thank you members for being the best bunch of fishermen .. Good luck Tyler..
  2. 5 points
    Dan Andrews

    Screech Owls

    Been cleaning wood duck nesting boxes in Fort Erie since Late August and finally finished up this weekend. In the past I've had 10% honeybees. Add yellow jackets, European hornets and an assortment of other stinging insects and the duck nesting success rate is quite low but I have my dependable boxes. This year however I have an increase in another temporary residents. Eastern screech owls are at peak levels for some reason. Perhaps because the woodpecker population is so high due to EAB I'm not sure. Something I really enjoy though is opening a nesting box and seeing a tiny owl leaning back pretending its dead. As long as I don't try to touch them they generally stay still for a few pictures and then I close up and clean on another date. My highlight this year however was finding 2 in one box. They didn't appear to be nesting. This is the second year in a row an owl has prevented me from cleaning this box. On the rare occasion I have scared one out they usually just fly 20-30 meters away to another cavity and return after I clean the box. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f-5LEqmys65ahWOdyQ8u4z-OrY-Z_GJJ/view?usp=sharing Not quite sure how to share a picture via google pictures
  3. 5 points
    Court Rose

    Ice Fishing Dunnville or PM Area

    Got this tank last night, she went 32" long x 19" girth, little over 12lbs
  4. 3 points
    Surf and Turf

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    Nice buck! Personally I think that camoflage can give you a bit of an edge in that it helps break up your outline, and in a game that is usually won by who sees who first and that the deer have the edge in that department. For turkey it's even more crucial, not so much for moose as they aren't as skittish as either. Regarding scent blockers, I think minimizing your scent is more important. Shower with non-scented soaps, don't smoke on the stand or eat strong smelling food etc., and leave clothes closed up away from every day scents when stored. The crucial thing is playing the wind, if they get downwind of you unless you are really lucky with air currents or a curious animal they will smell you and most of the time you won't know they were even there.
  5. 3 points

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    I wear camo all the time for deer and turkey hunting. I think it helps break up your body silouette, even when sitting still, but won't help at all if you fidget or move around, especially with turkeys. as to scents, I have been a firm believer in their benefits fow many years now. What convinced me to using them was a hunting outing with a co-worker. We were sitting about 300 yards apart on either side of a very large, very deep wooded ravine, out of sight of each other. I saw an 8-pt buck come walking down a trail 1/2 way up the far side of the ravine. Suddenly the buck stopped with his nose up in the air, and I knew from his position and the wind direction that he was downwind of my buddy. The deer turned 90 degrees towards me, walked to the bottom of the ravine, then began continuing in his original direction along the ravine bottom for about 150 yards, walked back up the side of the ravine to his original trail, and continued down the trail. My buddy never knew the buck was anywhere near him, but the buck knew exactly where my buddy was from his scent, and detoured perfectly around his stand. From that incident on I've always been a firm believer in masking scents! before the deer opener I put all my outerwear on the clothes line for a day, and set chair and fanny pack and boots out as well. Then, before bringing them in, I spray them thoroughly with scent killer, and bag them all in new garbage bags. I keep them in the bags until I drive to my hunting site, then take them out and put on. Every subsequent outing I respray everything when I take them out at my hunting site. I know that the scent killer works, because I have had foxes come trotting by and stop 6 ft. Away from me and not have a clue I'm there!
  6. 2 points

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    Smerchly's comment hit home for me. I also bought my first hunting jacket at Russ Mosher's when I was 15. Wore it for 20 years than somehow it shrunk. In regard to camo clothing and scent blockers, I think it depends on the situation. Our hunt camp for moose and deer is in the Haliburton Forest. For most of the year the animals are accustomed to hikers, campers, fishermen the sounds of outboard motors, chainsaws, snow and ATV machines etc. When hunting I think the animals are aware of you at most times and probably don't perceive you as a great threat. Here the need for camo and scent blockers is probably much less than compared to say the far north on a fly in trip with game that has had no previous human contact. Just my opinion but what the hell do I know anyways. On a different subject, I just returned from the hunt of a lifetime in South Africa. Harvested four beautiful animals similar to our elk and deer and all with huge racks. If I can remember how to do the picture thing, I will post some in the near future.
  7. 2 points
    Got an answer back today from David Critchlow, the head CO for Ontario, on the issue of deer hide disposal. His reply stated: There is no law that says deer hides have to be returned to a natural area. Disposing of a hide on public land could in fact be an offence under the Public Lands Act; if disposing of a hide on public land, it should be done in an area away from high public use. David Critchlow
  8. 2 points

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    That's a beauty Dan.....work clothes tricked him....he didn't think you where out hunting...just thought you where making a delivery...lol..
  9. 2 points

    Night fishing rainbows

    When you have the right conditions and location, rainbows feed heavily at night. Early fall run bows on Georgian bay tribs are a prime example. Glow sticks on floats from midnight until sun up are the standard. We also used to fish the Eastern tribs of Lake O at night down low close to the lake. I don't see why Port Dalhousie would be any different.
  10. 2 points

    Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon

    I already use space in the freezer for eggs and salties. My wife would not be impressed if I start putting my fishing line in there. lol
  11. 2 points

    Tire fix ect...

    There is a saying akin to "Do a good job nobody hears about it, do a bad job, everybody knows". That's why when I check out Google reviews for local businesses I only pay attention to the 1 and 2 star ratings. There is usually a common theme when ten or more complain about the same thing (cost, service, communication, value, etc).
  12. 2 points

    Taking advantage of the nice weather

    seen more swans than snow geese around here, big difference in size though , Swans are huge, Snows are quite a bit smaller than Canadas. Swans are very vocal too, were they doing a lot of calling?
  13. 2 points

    Taking advantage of the nice weather

    That's what smoking does Smerch … how I look today since taking the hobby up yesterday.
  14. 2 points

    What's working for you this winter?

    5 for 6 on browns at port the other day. All on spoons. Watched 2 follow and hit in the clear water. That’s always fun.
  15. 1 point

    Warm temps this week.

    Took a walk in the nice weather this evening. Not much help to Niagara carper's but had a look at the Dalewood dam on Kettle Creek (Erie trib off Port Stanley). Surprised to see the carp run already in full force. Counted at least a few dozen rolling in the shallows. Probably way more but looking into like 18" vis and creek was wide open free of ice. Didn't see a fish under 10#. This creek seeks to attract every carp in erie in spring, you can almost literally walk across them but surprised to see them this early in the spawning motions. I'm sure anywhere with open water and right conditions are right behind now too.
  16. 1 point

    Niagara Outdoor Show - Sunday, March 10

    ...Mr.Andrews...I had asked you for an opinion on the show. I know you for your honesty and it sounds like we may have passed the Andrew's litmus test. Thank-you for taking the time to critique the event. It is really appreciated! So funny that you mentioned adults casting. I captured this Mom having a go at it. She was casting to a target on the far wall...one of my favourite images from the day...Bill
  17. 1 point

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    That's wicked cool to see Dan.....if anyone puts thier time in it's you for sure and you get some great pics to share
  18. 1 point

    Drone Shot Down

    I'm a lot like you Limey .....if any creature is to be killed for food or for "culling" it must be done humanely ....not for pleasure . When I clean fish I have a "bopper" which kills them instantly . I would prefer that myself ! Letting the dogs rip another creature apart for pleasure is cruel and should be stopped . During my hunting days we were taught to end any suffering as quickly as possible . I know some "vegans" and I respect their sincere love/respect of all earthy creatures.....🦊
  19. 1 point
    Dan Andrews

    Screech Owls

    I've actually found a baby opossum in one of my boxes. Scared the hell out of me. I have a FB page called Fort Erie Nesting Box Program but I'm taking a break from FB right now.
  20. 1 point

    Posting pictures

    The resolution is crappie😆
  21. 1 point

    Drone Shot Down

    One guy said farmers may use drones to check for trespassers hunting on his property ...... will they shoot it down or leave ? It will get complicated for sure as they make them cheaper , faster , larger (case of beer delivery) .... and more in peoples' face ....something like the phones the people are addicted to..... Saw a female letter carrier today walking with her phone in her face & texting .....a Darwin candidate for tripping and doing a face plant on the uneven sidewalk .

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