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  1. Lundtastic

    Winter Venison!!

    I’m sharing here good shotgun hunt, 930 this morning.234lbs.
    8 points
  2. Took this young fella following a doe today at less than 20 yrds with my bow. You gotta love this time of year! now on to trapping season.
    6 points
  3. 6 points
  4. kgm

    My first deer

    Finally got my first deer 45 minutes into the hunt Monday morning. I had 8 does hanging out infront of me but decided I wasn't going to tag out on a doe less than an hour into the season, especially because I was hunting alone and didn't want to drag it out by myself. Glad I waited, all of a sudden this buck comes out of the woods on a mission right after 2 of the does. Beautiful 9 pointer for the freezer
    5 points
  5. Was raw and snowy yesterday, but the fish were biting out on the Welland R. I can do this all year. Sadly, I've probably destroyed at least a dozen Rudd this fall.
    5 points
  6. Well the moon, planets and stars aligned so we were able to make it down for this years New York opening weekend. The first time leaving Canada in 18 months. Hit duty free going across into Buffalo to pick up some beer and whisky, only 4 other people in the whole store. The US customs agent seemed just happy to talk to someone, didn't ask if we were bringing anything in, didn't even ask to look at our guns, just shot the shite about hunting for 10 minutes while the cars backed up behind us. lol Met up with our American friends Friday night had a nice dinner, drank lots of beer and whisky while catching up and telling war stories. We were met with a bit of snow on Saturday morning, saw four does but as hard as I could squint I couldn't get them to grow antlers! Another nice dinner, more beer, more whisky, more stories. Sunday morning was a bit warmer. Has two does walk in front of me around 8 am, kept waiting for the buck to emerge from behind them but no such luck. Then about 9 am, three deer came running up the hill from below me all in a line, one doe, then another, the next one must be a buck, nope damn. Then about 10 seconds later up comes another deer, yep antlers, it's legal, it was about a hundred yards below me and a hundred yards to my right so I had a few seconds to assess. I had my heart on a big buck, but we didn't have a deer down yet, I waited as long as I could looking down the hill to see if a bigger buck was behind him, no 8 pointer following, he was now directly to my right about 100 yds out, so I get on mim, I let out a "baaah" to get him to stop, but he kept running, so followed through and dropped him in his tracks. Ended up being a small 6 pointer. I kinda felt bad since he was working so hard to catch up with those does, poor little guy. Should be tasty though!
    4 points
  7. marktheperchman

    Rec canal

    Beautiful day. Just waiting for the fish to cooperate. It's been at least a year for me and the canoe so nice to just get out. Found some. 23 keepers almost all caught in an hour.
    4 points
  8. Fishing the past month has been great for chasing pannies. Lots of big perch, gills and crappie in the 12Mile and Welland systems. The bass had to keep after getting the hook caught in his gills.
    4 points
  9. Duncan

    Nice looking Buck

    The video doesn’t show .
    4 points
  10. genec

    Winter Venison!!

    Got my venison back today from the butcher. Carcass weighed 85 pounds, and I got 48 pounds of boneless meat back, so worked out well. And it really tastes great!
    4 points
  11. smerchly

    Beautiful Picture !

    An old friend of my wife , her family and many people from Chippawa know this fellow , about 70 , who now lives in B.C. and loved fishing and hunting locally , now spends his time painting great pictures and going to his favourite places on Vancouver Island with camera in hand . We receive many of his excellent pictures which he also posts on Facebook . His name is Steve Kane . This shot is extremely breathtaking as the timing and location has to be 100% . Sharing this shot ( my desktop pic ) for all to relish . Steve is a pro to say the least . Most of his shots are of wildlife... birds and animals .He lives at Comox near Nanaimo , B.C.
    3 points
  12. genec

    Winter Venison!!

    Today was the first day of the controlled gun hunt. I got lucky - at 7:30 I had a big doe come running thru the field and stopped just 40 yards away - bingo! We must be in for a long, cold winter as I have never seen so much fat on a deer before! I was tossing the cut off fat into an 11 litre pail as I worked on her, and by the time I finished had the pail over 80% full.
    3 points
  13. Sorry for not responding lately had a great time last week went down the street to the customs dock that guy was down there but my goal was fishing and enjoying the day with my father managed to get 8 nice perch threw some back into the water and gave a couple to a guy we knew. Still need to get myself a walleye only caught one in my entire life 😂
    3 points
  14. Well the fish are starting to get on the feed ... saw more pike caught today than I saw all year til this point. Got my hands on some chubs and turned them into two pike (one around 15 inches ad one around 27 inches and one very hungry perch (the chub was about 3/4 the length of the perch).
    3 points
  15. Lundtastic

    Winter Venison!!

    Trying to figure out who you are but yeah didn’t post that here. but Here is the winter soldier on the wall. Last years buck.
    3 points
  16. Ya ive been seeing a few myself ...shot a doe already with my compound bow and im hoping my daughter can get her doe this week so i can concentrate on hunting a buck soon.....last night i failed to knock a deer down with my shot gun ....i shot at a 4 pointer at about 85 yrds and went right under it ..followed up with a buckshot quickly as it was running away and another slug but he was already at 150 yrds...i got down to check for blood and by the time i reached where he was standing 2 shots rang off the neighbouring property right where he ran...yup another guy shot him..i found no blood..better luck next time i guess🙄
    3 points
  17. Direct from police and fire. Basically if you are off trail and doing something that your average person would know better than to do. If you are trying to access a fishing spot that you think that most wouldn't have the balls to try to reach, you might want to give it a second thought. Try to scale a cliff rather than take the trail like everyone else and fall, it's likely going to cost you. Wade out to a rock so you can extend your cast by 20 feet or get that perfect drift, then you're gambling your own life and money. If you ask for a rule book they will tell you to stay on the trails, and definitely out of the water.
    2 points
  18. Rudd taste exactly like speckled trout !
    2 points
  19. I have fished all those places Surf , and I totally agree . I had a lot of fun catching the silvers at the hydro plant in the the spring. We used to fish below the dam at Lock 1 at the canal and always caught a good variety of fish ....and smelts . All closed to fishing now . We still have the morons who screw it up for the rest of us (one bad apple....) ,and of course the numb nuts who leave their garbage . I tossed a huge ball of line in the garbage at Port Dal. yesterday . Today I was at Welland & it's usually clean at the fishing spots .
    2 points
  20. Unfortunately it's not always "out of towners" that lack common sense. Years ago we use to fish off the deck of the power plant on the lower. One day some idiots decided to walk inside of the plant and take the elevator up rather than walk up the access road. That was the end of that. We used to fish below the dam at Port Dalhousie there was a young local guy that started wading out probably 4 feet from shore up to his knees in hip boots. Once he drowned doing it they really cracked down there too. We used to walk down the Maid of the Mist access road and fish the whole area without being hassled, I don't imagine that would go over well now. All you need is one or two people to steal, damage, litter, hurt themselves and sue to ruin it for everyone else.
    2 points
  21. This is not looking good guys for fishing from shore the Niagara on the Canadian side....They will start closing the entire river from fishing piece by piece...
    2 points
  22. I try to bring them home alive , let them have their last swim together in the laundry tub for an hour or two , then a quick tap on the head with my bonker . After a quick prayer , they get treated to a Rapala filleting knife , skin removed , bathed in clean cold water , patted dry on paper towels and off to a nice warm frying pan . Any blood in the flesh gets treated like a medium rare steak ....down the hatch !
    2 points
  23. Tyler0420

    Rec canal

    I wanna get rid of my truck 😉
    2 points
  24. genec

    Rec canal

    Bill, thats not Welland expansion along Rice Rd., thats Pelham. Their plan is for 5,000 new housing units to eventually go into that area over the next few years! As for the Rec canal, I had submitted a 4-page proposal to Welland city council several years ago to place fish habitat structure at several places in the bottom of the rec canal to improve protective habitat and spawning sites, since the canal bottom is so structureless, but the city never did anything with it. They were interested only in improving the canal for rowing to draw rowing events there, and didn’t care about the local fisherman.
    2 points
  25. Fish Farmer

    Rec canal

    Nice catch Mark. My stepson is moving to Dain city from Hamilton in April new house being built, very close to the old canal. He's been bugging his mother and me to do the same.🤔😀 If we did I think I'd be on the water every day.👍😀
    2 points
  26. Radio

    Algoma with my dad

    Thanks guys! I felt really lucky to have had such an amazing trip especially to have spent that time with my Dad.
    2 points
  27. Duncan

    Nice looking Buck

    Not this year , I have been trying to get familiar with the area and I have 7 trail cameras that I keep moving to different spots so I can have a better idea of where the wildlife are . So far I have found three areas that seem to have a decent amount of Turkeys. Lots of Doe’s but it’s only been recent for Bucks
    2 points
  28. Loonietoon1

    Lest We Forget

    watch A Pittance of Time A Pittance of Time - Terry Kelly
    2 points
  29. Thanks gents. That one had me shaking and my blood was pumping. What a RUSH!
    2 points
  30. Nice deer. I usually see a ton of deer over there when fishing.
    1 point
  31. Well, I got the following scoop on the weekend. The trespassing charges are at the discretion of the police. Basically if you are doing something that they deem as stupid, that puts yourself, or others at risk you will be charged with trespassing. If the fire department has to come out to rescue you and they and the police decide it was because you did something that common sense could have avoided, or you went somewhere you shouldn't have been, you will also receive a bill for the cost of the rescue which can easily run into the thousands of dollars.
    1 point
  32. smerchly

    Hectic Day

    Well , it's been a month ....time to remove the stitches after a layer of dead skin has been removed ...still looks sore , puffy and raw ! She went to our local clinic (Pelham Rd) at 2:30 pm & the lady at the desk said they were closed . On line closing time says 3 pm. and she said check other clinics for closing times . Needless to say ...still stitched up ! I have had stitches removed by a doc who thought round cardboard cutters would do the job !! Luckily , his assistant handed him the "right" pointed ones that worked ! I never saw that "doctor" again . I have some tiny , sharp pointed scissors used when I did some taxidermy ....... There are things one can do at home .....like removing a fish hook ! Our medical system was much much better during the 50's !
    1 point
  33. 1 point
  34. smerchly

    Rec canal

    Back in the 50's we would go with our fathers to ice fish at the Lake of Bays for lake trout . We were told to carry out a few pine branches to mark all holes we cut , using spuds . That served three purposes .... to use the next day , to get water for cooking and to warn others . That is all in the past now .
    1 point
  35. deetch

    Rec canal

    The trees are put there to mark their spot
    1 point
  36. marktheperchman

    Rec canal

    I don't see how dumping garbage in there will help. There are lots of spawning sites for bass and good weed lines for pike. Perch dont need structure as they cruise the bottom looking for food. All you're going to do is increase snags.
    1 point
  37. genec

    Rec canal

    Bill, christmas trees are only good as fish cover for 1-2 years (research I read about from Georgia when I was putting together my proposal). Once they lose their needles, the fish no longer use them. The best kinds of long term habitat cover is rubber tires, plastic items, or tree limbs. I suggested that Welland use tree limbs, because at the time I presented my proposal Welland was having a major die-off of ash trees, and their would have been lots of limbs available. I also suggested tires, and plastics that were being dropped off at Welland’s land fill site (e.g., old lawn furniture), as they make good long-term cover habitat.
    1 point
  38. smerchly

    Rec canal

    I tried the rec for a few hrs , lots of dinks under 7" ....one keeper ( released) .I only had worms so it was tough hooking those 4" ers as they tore up the worms as soon as they hit bottom . Some guys were getting more on minnows but also small ones. Next time I'll have minnows . Should have went carping ....
    1 point
  39. Uninterrupted travel outside Canadian waters If you leave and re-enter Canadian waters without interruption, you do not have to: no report to the CBSA follow mandatory quarantine requirements use ArriveCAN This includes leisure and touring, including pleasure fishing, sightseeing and other discretionary purposes (known as loop movements) Whether this applies to current covid protocol (PCR or NATT tests) is open to interpretation. Without interruption, as I understand it, means one cannot moor, anchor or tie up to another water craft while in American waters.
    1 point
  40. DaveC

    land border opening

    Biggest federal scam ever!! You do a pcr test at home, go to US and use that same test results to come home? Duh...i guess once your tested negative here that theres no way you could be infected over there. This Gov is the most incompetant ever!! 99% the Gov is collecting kickbacks off these pcr tests, hence encouraging you to get tested at home before you go. Insane!
    1 point
  41. Surf and Turf

    DST YES NO ?

    Yes i't nice when you don't have get up quite as early! One of my favourite days was when the clock got rolled back and you got an extra hour at the bar!
    1 point
  42. genec

    Winter Venison!!

    Tender Cuts in Pt. Colborne. My usual butcher wasn’t answering his phone - turned out he had a water problem, and just returned my call after I had taken the deer to Pt. C.
    1 point
  43. Good day out with Snags the other day. These gals were not camera shy 🤪 Fifteen lbs between them, longest 29 inches.
    1 point
  44. Markster

    land border opening

    My wife and i just got back from 2 weeks in myrtle beach. we had to get tested to return. My wife did alot of research and found out that a free NAA test offered at walgreens was enough to get back in. we took the test, gave our address of the local hotel and they emailed the results within 3 hours and we were good to go. i don’t know if a similar test is available in ny.
    1 point
  45. Thats a bruiser. Congrats
    1 point
  46. fishingking

    Winter Venison!!

    Nice buck congrats !
    1 point
  47. Tyler0420

    Winter Venison!!

    That’s a monster. Congrats lundtastic.
    1 point
  48. They cant deny your right to enter the country but they have Niagara Regional Police officers at every bridge. If you return into the county without a valid test EACH person is issued a 5-6k ticket. They have been doing this for months now
    1 point
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