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    ninepointer got a reaction from niagarangler89 in Thank God For Beagles   
    Saturday's results were non-stop chases all morning, 2 bunnies in the bag and 1 that escpaed down a hole. This is break-time after rabbit #2:

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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Short Hills Deer Hunt   
    At least it will give some people something to do. For 2 weekends in January they will be idle no more.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from canadadude in Rabbit Loads   
    All good advice above!
    I like #6 shot. For years my standard bunny buster was a .410 cut back to a Modified choke (or thereabouts!). Nowadays I carry a sweet little 20 ga. SxS that weighs just a tad over 5 lbs. and is choked Cyl. & Cyl. We hunt thickets and I can't remember the last time I had to pass up a shot because it was too far.

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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Finally Got A Promotion   
    The biggest score is all the steaks that I took out of the buck and all the sausage & pepperettes that the butcher is making for me! WOOHOO!
    As far as the antlers go, a friend of mine with an eye for such things estimated that it might have grossed in the low 150's if it had better symmetry, but because the right side tines are shorter than the left, he's thinking net 140. My P.B. for sure (meat and headgear)! Drop on by and have a look!
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    ninepointer got a reaction from The_Husky_Jerk in Finally Got A Promotion   
    11 pointer!



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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in My Tree Stand Was Vandalized!   
    Its not profiling when the incident occured in an exclusively black bear neighbourhood.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from kuhaman in Again! Really!   
    Its important that we report indicents of fishing violations, hunting violations, trespassing, etc., to the MNR, even if Conservation Officers are unable to attend or respond. I know from my past discussions with a local MNR manager that this kind of information is compiled and used to help determine where to focus enforcement.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from meatface in Again! Really!   
    Its important that we report indicents of fishing violations, hunting violations, trespassing, etc., to the MNR, even if Conservation Officers are unable to attend or respond. I know from my past discussions with a local MNR manager that this kind of information is compiled and used to help determine where to focus enforcement.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Mnr Cuts   
    MNR is a mere shadow it its former self and its getting worse. Its turning into a small paper-pushing agency devoted to administration and policy. Real field work and wildlife management are all but gone. The small CFWIP grants which helped local conservation projects are also gone. I've never seen it so bad. Expect all or part of MNR to be merged with MOE.
    Essentially, the Province has maxed out the Visa card and is scrambling to cut expenses in order to keep up with the minimum payments (while still spending like drunken sailors on other items). MNR is considered non-essential.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Doug Draper needs to go!   
    You have a point Perkuns. There are members here on this forum and volunteers in our communities who often go to bat for the rest of us. These folks generally understand that that there certain times when it is valuable to shed light on a issue, other times when it is better to address it behind the scenes, and sometimes best to ignore it altogether. Depending on the circumstances, there are different ways to "huff and puff" most effectively.
    Be happy that folks do the occasional huffing and puffing so that you can continue to hunt and/or fish. Not everything ends with the desired outcome, but without the huffing and puffing there would be straight losses all across the board.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Frank81 in Mistaken Identity   
    You're right. Those hunters should have correctly identified those animals as elk, called in the authorities and let the authorities shoot those elk. Escaped farmed elk have no business among wild deer populations.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Mistaken Identity   
    You're right. Those hunters should have correctly identified those animals as elk, called in the authorities and let the authorities shoot those elk. Escaped farmed elk have no business among wild deer populations.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Reporter Accepts Being A Carnivore   
    Link to article:
    http://www.dunnvillechronicle.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3388542
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Getting Better   
    I'm sorry Dan, but there's something not quite right about duck hunting in plaid shorts.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from fishweiserjr in 444   
    Despite having to cancel Saturday, Sunday brought with it some terrific fishing and a great time at the weigh-in show and awards presentation. The sponsors, volunteers and most of all, the anglers, need to be congratulated for a truly fun and successful tournament. I’ll try to get some pics and detailed results posted tonight at www.pcdcc.com, but here are some preliminary highlights:
    1st Place, $10,000:
    Team 10, Cpt. Chris Yalowica, Total weight 33.54 lbs.
    2nd Place, $3,000:
    Team 7, Cpt. Mike Fletcher, Total weight 33.18 lbs.
    3rd Place, $2,000:
    Team 3, Cpt. George Jensen, Total weight 33.15 lbs.
    Highest Weight in a Small Boat (20 feet or less):
    Team 20, Cpt. John Mastrandea, Total weight 31.87 lbs.
    Biggest Fish:
    Team 73, Cpt. Tim Tunney, 11.51 lbs.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Whitetail Deer   
    I can appreciate your views Dave. They are consistent with the views of the general public, but are nonetheless superficial. Those hunters you mentioned will have no measureable impact on the overall coyote population. Hunting can however be effective dealing with a localized nuisance coyote problems (e.g. livestock predation, reduced fear of humans), that is until other coyotes fill the void.
    As for deer and coyote populations, I think its fair to say that here in Niagara, both have both been on the high side for several years now.
    In an undisturbed state, ecosystems and the predator/prey species within them, experience population booms & busts. However, we no longer have undistrubed ecosystems here. In Niagara that train left the station about 200 years ago when significant non-Native colonization started to occur. Is only gotten worse since then. We've altered the landscape, and inadvertantly created ideal conditions (fragmented forest cover, rich crop food sources) for the both deer and coyotes to thrive. But we've also built our communities and criss-crossed that landscape with roads; setting ourselves up for the inevitable collisions and other conflicts. The often touted "just leave nature alone" approach will no longer work. 200 years ago perhaps, but not now. All our modern wildlife management efforts are undertaken to mitigate the way in which our very presence has screwed up the ecosystem. At the same time we are trying to keep wildlife populations healthy and sustainable.
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    ninepointer reacted to fishweiserjr in Vote Port Colborne   
    We're back on top guys and girls!! Let's pour it on!! VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Feral Cats - H.h. Knoll Park, Pt. Colborne   
    Some genius (or group of genius's) has set up an elaborate feeding station and shelter for feral cats, underneath the pedestrain bridge in H.H. Knoll Park . Not only is the thing a stinking mess of rotting table-scraps and cat food, it undermines the money that the City (the taxpayers) have spent on a Trap/Neuter/Release program . Instead of shrinking the feral cat population as TNR supporters say it will do , the number of cats is being artificially sustained and increased because somebody has built a cat house with a stocked buffet table .
    E-mails have already been sent to ward Councillors.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from niagarafisher in Pitch-In To Clean Up Ramey's Bend!   
    Join the Pt. Colborne & District Conservation on Tuesday, April 26, beginning at 6:00 pm, for our Annual Pitch-In Clean-up. Once again we will be picking up trash along Ramey's Bend in Pt. Colborne. Meet at the westernmost end of 2nd Concession Road (east bank of canal). Take Hwy. 140 and turn west on 2nd Concession Road. Proper foot-wear and gloves recommended. We hope everyone can come out and lend a hand! Bring a friend! (Rain date for this event is April 27).
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Registry   
    A lot of people in the Welland riding are firm in their opinions that the area has been served well by the NDP over the years, whether it be at the Federal or Provincial levels.
    Unfortunately for those folks, this time things are different. Moreso than most politicians, Malcolm Allen is all about Malcolm Allen. His re-election bid is nothing more than the fulfillment of his retirement plan (he needs to serve 2 terms to be eligible for his fat MP's pension).
    Allen abandoned the voters of Pelham when, right after being elected to Council, he quit to run in the Federal election. He ran for Council knowing he wanted to run Federally, but he was hedging his bets.
    Going right back to his days on the union exec at GM; the people that Allen was supposed to represent have always been used as mere stepping stones to better his own postion.
    Whether it be worker's union dues or taxpayer dollars, Allen has made a career of living off the sweat of others. He likes to portray himself as the "hard working blue collar guy", but somehow he's always managed to find a way to carry the light load and not break a nail.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Do You Need A Pal To Own A Crossbow?   
    The answer is 100% NO YOU DO NOT NEED A P.A.L. TO PURCHASE, OWN, USE OR HUNT WITH A CROSSBOW. The only regulated crossbows are pistol crossbows, which are prohibited.
    From the RCMP's Canadian Firearms Centre website:
    Q5. Do the licensing and registration requirements apply to bows?
    A5. Crossbows that can be aimed and fired with one hand and crossbows with an overall length of 500 mm or less are prohibited. You cannot lawfully possess or acquire a prohibited crossbow.
    You do not need a valid licence or registration certificate to possess any other type of bow, including a crossbow that is longer than 500 mm and that requires the use of both hands. Criminal Code provisions making it an offence to acquire a crossbow without a valid licence were never brought into force.
    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/faq/index-eng.htm#a4a
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Today's Shed Hunt   
    With the amount of bone attached to that single, the deer did not give up that antler voluntarilly.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Herb Schnick   
    Good grief! Herb is a bonafide farmer, not some idiot wannabe who doesn't know what he is doing. Herb's living and livelihood is farming and he makes his money from the quality of his product. I'm surprised Kevin Strooband still has a job after the way he bungled the Toronto Humane Society case then got caught fooling around with a THS employee.
    Let the Humane Society onto your land or into your house and you can almost guarantee they WILL find fault with you. I've seen it happen to people I know; people who are loving and dedicated pet owners. The sooner that the LCHS realizes that animals are not people, the better off both people and the animals will be.
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Beautiful White Deer   
    White deer are "rare" only in the sense that they possess what is essentially physiological defect. They are not a different subspecies. I don't agree with special protection in such circumstances, but I can see why it is sometimes done to appease public opinion where citizens' emotional reactions outweigh science in the minds of politicians. If THE MAN says I'm not allowed to shoot a white deer (or a white moose in Foliet, Ontario), I won't lose sleep over it. I've got enough hunting opportunities for normal examples of the species.
    If we started catching rainbows in the river with deformed tails, we would not demand special protection for them, would we?
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    ninepointer got a reaction from Dan Andrews in Its 444 Walleye Tourney Time!   
    With the new GUARANTEED $10,000 1st prize, this one's going to start filling up quick!
    To enter go to http://www.pcdcc.com

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