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Forum: Northeast
11-08-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By blksn8k

Fall Turkey Season in PA

For me the biggest change in the fall PA turkey season is that rifles are no longer legal. I have mixed feelings about that.

On my property I usually have birds roosting on the hillsides right up...
Forum: Northeast
10-27-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

Thanks! I had another decent nine show up on a...

Thanks! I had another decent nine show up on a camera at a scrape under some dogwoods yesterday evening and then again during the night. Never saw him before.
Forum: Northeast
10-20-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

I got the wide nine point today at 11:45 AM. I...

I got the wide nine point today at 11:45 AM. I guess there may be some truth to what they say about deer moving in the middle of the day during a full moon. The coyotes were raising cane last night...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

I only have one American chestnut that I know of...

I only have one American chestnut that I know of on my property but I did manage to gather a bowl full of chestnuts from under it this evening.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost...
Forum: Northeast
09-24-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

Not sure what the problem is with linking youtube...

Not sure what the problem is with linking youtube videos on this forum but I just noticed that the video I linked to in my second post has now been replaced by one of the videos from a later post. I...
Forum: Northeast
09-24-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

While walking along the lane to my house this...

While walking along the lane to my house this morning I noticed several fresh rubs. This one is about 20 feet from the edge and the tree is about 4" in diameter.
Forum: Northeast
09-24-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

Good luck to you as well. The chestnut oaks are...

Good luck to you as well. The chestnut oaks are covering the ground right now and I'm seeing more and bigger rubs. Based on what I'm seeing on the cameras some of the younger bucks are still in their...
Forum: Northeast
09-10-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

I was checking out one of my other tree stands...

I was checking out one of my other tree stands about an hour ago. This one is only about 100 yards from the edge of my back yard. I put this ladder stand up a little over one year ago but have never...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

Hmmm, not sure why the same video is now coming...

Hmmm, not sure why the same video is now coming up twice in my previous post. I added two different links. Apparently you can only add one at a time?

Anyway, here's the other one that I thought I...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

I had tons of red oak acorns the past two years...

I had tons of red oak acorns the past two years but not many this year. I was just out doing a little scouting and found lots of chestnut oak acorns. Again, that is a species of white oak. So far I...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

Update: Last evening just before dark I was...

Update: Last evening just before dark I was standing in my driveway and could hear a squirrel cutting acorns. I was a little surprised to find that they were from a red oak. There is a big wild...
Forum: Northeast
08-01-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By blksn8k

Local Mast and Berry Crops

Lately I've been paying a little more attention to what types of wild forage there are in the woods this year. I'm in west central PA and have a little over 90 acres of mostly wooded property. So far...
Forum: Northeast
08-01-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By blksn8k

Clearfield County here. The closest town is...

Clearfield County here. The closest town is actually Punxsutawney in Jefferson County. I'm about fifteen miles east of there.
05-14-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By blksn8k

Odd Turkey Behavior

I put out a couple of trail cams about two weeks before the PA spring season which started on 5/2/20. I've checked them a few times since but hadn't really seen much in the way of turkeys. I see lots...
02-21-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,039
Posted By blksn8k

When I posted this thread I fully expected some...

When I posted this thread I fully expected some of the negative responses. All I can say is that I have been hunting for nearly 55 years and have never had any serious hunting accidents, knock on...
02-05-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,039
Posted By blksn8k

Henry Long Ranger

I just bought a Henry Long Ranger in 6.5 CM. Very nice looking gun and obviously a quality firearm. I have not fired the gun yet or even loaded it. I'm sure some will question why I am starting a...
Forum: Guns
01-30-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By blksn8k

The used Tristar from the gunbroker.com auction...

The used Tristar from the gunbroker.com auction arrived at the local gun shop today. Looks like a new gun.

Unfortunately, when I asked about the Henry the guy I talked to today said it was never...
Forum: Northeast
01-28-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By blksn8k

Thanks for the info Oldtimr. I may have to...

Thanks for the info Oldtimr.

I may have to apply for an antlerless permit this year. I have land in west central PA where I live and hunt. I went for a stroll around part of my property a couple...
Forum: Guns
01-28-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By blksn8k

That's interesting. A Google search didn't find...

That's interesting. A Google search didn't find any information. The only thing close that I could find in Harrisburg was Sportsmans Liquidation along Rt 22. Looks like they also have stores in...
Forum: Guns
01-26-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By blksn8k

You are correct that they do look similar,...

You are correct that they do look similar, especially when compared to the BLR in 81 Lightweight with its straight grip stock.

There were three main reasons why I chose the Henry. 1. It is made in...
Forum: Guns
01-23-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By blksn8k

Double Wammy

Made two gun purchases this week. I found a nice used Tristar Hunter Mag on Gun Broker and ordered a Henry Long Ranger from my hometown gun shop.

The Tristar is the model 35229 which is an...
Forum: Guns
01-21-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By blksn8k

My local gun dealer quoted a price for the same...

My local gun dealer quoted a price for the same gun that is now $138 less than the new price on gunbroker and I don't have to pay for shipping.
Forum: Guns
01-21-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By blksn8k

Well, that didn't work so well. After they...

Well, that didn't work so well. After they answered my questions they raised the buy it now price by $228! Excellent way to lose a sale...idiots.
Forum: Guns
01-21-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By blksn8k

Okay, now I feel a little bit better about this...

Okay, now I feel a little bit better about this seller. They did answer both of my questions and they did provide an email address where I can attach a copy of my local dealer's FFL license.
Forum: Guns
01-21-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By blksn8k

I agree those things should be available but for...

I agree those things should be available but for this particular seller I couldn't find any of that. What am I missing?

Edit: As I stated before there is the "Ask Seller a Question" option but...
Forum: Guns
01-21-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By blksn8k

That was kinda my assumption too but it needs to...

That was kinda my assumption too but it needs to be spelled out more clearly for my feeble mind. The whole process of contact between buyer and seller seems to be similar to other auction websites...
Forum: Guns
01-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By blksn8k

Outdoor Liquidators?

Outdoor Liquidators is a seller on gunbroker.com. Does anyone know anything about them? A Google search basically turns up nothing. No website. No address. They list their location on gunbroker as...
Forum: Northeast
12-02-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,440
Posted By blksn8k

I got my buck during archery season so I didn't...

I got my buck during archery season so I didn't hunt on Saturday. As a matter of fact, I was returning from spending the holiday with relatives in Ohio and didn't get home until about 4 PM on...
Forum: Northeast
11-25-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By blksn8k

Update from the PGC website: Additional...

Update from the PGC website:

Additional Sunday Hunting Won't Happen in 2019
Passing the state House of Representatives Oct. 29 by a 144-54 vote, and the state Senate by a vote of 38-11 on...
Forum: Northeast
11-05-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By blksn8k

Here's another point to consider. By putting that...

Here's another point to consider. By putting that CYA statement in the results letter, some hunters (if not the majority of hunters) who have their deer tested and then read that statement are...
Forum: Northeast
11-05-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By blksn8k

Been there done all that. As both a hunter and a...

Been there done all that. As both a hunter and a property owner within DMA 3 I am extremely concerned about the future of deer hunting in PA and this CYA statement does absolutely nothing to ease my...
Forum: Northeast
11-04-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By blksn8k

Cwd cya

The same day I shot a buck during early archery season here in PA I took the head to one of the Game Commission's deer parts collection boxes. If you hunt in a Disease Management Area you can drop...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By blksn8k

On the Sunday hunting vote, Senate Bill 147 would...

On the Sunday hunting vote, Senate Bill 147 would have only authorized Sunday hunting for three days during the 2019/2020 hunting season, one Sunday each during the deer firearms and archery seasons...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By blksn8k

PA Sunday hunting?

Where does this currently stand?

The latest news articles I read today were dated mid-Sept and basically stated that Senate Bill 147 was stalled in the state House. Apparently it ran into an issue...
Forum: Guns
07-13-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By blksn8k

I haven't bought the gun yet which is why I was...

I haven't bought the gun yet which is why I was looking for input but I did find this short video review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVsOm_5m1tQ

If I were planning to use it for something...
Forum: Guns
07-12-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By blksn8k

Can't be much worse than my old Mossberg 835....

Can't be much worse than my old Mossberg 835. I've also been using a Browning Gold 3 1/2 Stalker for the past several years on spring birds but I'm getting a little tired of lugging that thing...
Forum: Guns
07-10-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By blksn8k

Tristar Hunter Mag

Anyone have any experience with this 12 GA O/U? I'm interested in how this gun might perform on turkeys. It has 3.5" chambers, 26" barrels, Benelli style screw in chokes and a Mossy Oak Break-Up camo...
11-12-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,729
Posted By blksn8k

I did receive an email response from Primos along...

I did receive an email response from Primos along with an 800 number. Just got off the phone with their customer service after ordering two hub assemblies and two four-packs of rods all for the cost...
11-03-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,729
Posted By blksn8k

After a little more digging I found a customer...

After a little more digging I found a customer service request form for Primos on vistaoutdoor.com/brands/. I submitted a request to purchase a pair of hub and rod assemblies. We'll see where that...
11-03-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,729
Posted By blksn8k

Primos Double Bull Replacement Parts

I have a really old Double Bull blind from years before Primos took over. The fabric is still in decent condition but two of the hub assemblies need to be replaced. However, none of the websites that...
Forum: Gunsmithing
10-17-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By blksn8k

Since my original post I did some more research...

Since my original post I did some more research and found one video in particular on youtube where someone did something very similar and it looks like it is possible to re-use the original trigger...
Forum: Gunsmithing
10-17-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By blksn8k

Savage Trophy Hunter Stock Options

A few months ago I was looking for something in a 6.5 Creedmoor left-handed bolt and I found a Savage Model 11 Trophy Hunter in stock at a local sporting goods shop. The one thing that I am not...
Forum: Guns
09-29-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By blksn8k

6.5 Creed?

Does anyone make a left hand bolt in 6.5 Creedmoor?
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-10-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By blksn8k

These pics were taken at a community scrape this...

These pics were taken at a community scrape this morning. I have a stand just to the right of the scrape. Unfortunately, I was in another stand this morning but I did see this group of at least four...
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-07-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By blksn8k

Pics from 8/5/2016. I switched the backup...

Pics from 8/5/2016.

I switched the backup batteries from rechargeable to lithium this morning to see if that improves the quality of the nighttime photos. I suspect that the solar power runs low...
Forum: Trail Cameras
08-06-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By blksn8k

Pics from 8/1/2016.

Pics from 8/1/2016.
Forum: Trail Cameras
07-23-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,904
Posted By blksn8k

I bought a Spypoint Solar this year. So far I am...

I bought a Spypoint Solar this year. So far I am reasonably satisfied with the daytime photos but night photos are not as good. If the deer are moving the reflection from their eyes is distorted. I...
Forum: Trail Cameras
07-23-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By blksn8k

Two more...

Two more...
Forum: Trail Cameras
07-23-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By blksn8k

West Central PA

Looks like archery season could be interesting. These were taken on a Spypoint Solar. Clearfield County.
Forum: Guns
11-11-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By blksn8k

My guess is they saw their reflection in the...

My guess is they saw their reflection in the paint/glass. I probably should learn not to keep it so clean...
The truck was parked near the orchard the day that happened. I was turkey hunting and...
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