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August 25, 2014

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 3/4" BOP.  These arrows have been gently used (only two show signs of having been shot)!  $95.00 new - Consignment sale price is $70.00.  Click here for photo.

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 1/2" BOP.  All of these arrows have Zwikee Eskimo 4 blade broadheads installed and will be sold in Compact Arrow Hard Case.  (Only one arrow has been shot.)  Value is $170.00.  Consignment price is $120.00.  Click for photo.

 

             Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" diecut feathers/29 3/4" BOP/100 grain points/one half dozen.  Retail price:  $188.00 dozen.  Consignment price for 6 is $75.00.  Click for photo.

 

           Although I have no interest in the crossbow accessory market we had the materials in stock to put together 2.5 dozen crossbow bolts.   I made them up and we are offering them for sale at this time.  They are fletched with 4" vanes and have moon nocks installed.  They are 22" long and have 100 grain target points.  Click for photo.

 

We have acquired a new item for consignment sale!

This is what the butcher used to weigh meat on in the "Mom and Pop" grocery store around the corner.  This is from the Standard Computing Scale Company in Detroit, Michigan.  It is a Type 8559B spring scale carrying the serial number 396462.  These scales are a thing of the past (as are "mom & pop" grocery stores).  If you should want to own this scale the price is $300.00 and must be picked up here.

 

 

          I have the results of the Stump Shoot for 2014.  Todd Hathaway was the overall champion of the event beating out Ray Igleslas who was the Longbow champ.  In my opinion, Todd is probably one of the finest traditional archers in the state of New York and has a great love for the sport.

 

          With the assistance of Matt McDormick of Servpro we sent in our damage claim to our insurance company and we will wait to see the results.  In any event, we ordered a new kitchen gas range which will be delivered on Friday.  Our tech crew from Nortonís Gas will be here on Monday to hook it up for us and take the old stove away.  Margaret hasnít been able to bake anything since July 31st and is quietly going crazy to bake muffins, scones and other goodies.  (I miss them too!)

 

          Here it is Friday and our new gas stove will be delivered today.  I was going to pick the row of soy beans (they go great in soups) but it is raining so that project has been moved into the holding pattern.  We got the front lawn mowed and trimmed with the weed eater yesterday.  Of course, the back lawn now has to be held up for drier times.

 

          I am working on a new display so I can look semi-professional as a vendor at the OxTAR event.  It is a slow process after taking almost two years off from the vendor circuit.  At least with Oxford I can drive back and forth to retrieve stock that I either forgot to bring or that sells during the normal event day.  Although I would much rather attend as a shooter I am pleased to be returning as an equipment vendor.

 

          We had rain both days over the weekend and so far, Monday has been dry.  The stove guys came from Nortonís Gas and hooked the new stove up and we found that one of the back burners did not function properly so we are in need of repair parts for our brand new $700 kitchen range before we get to use it much.  Margaret got on the phone and ordered the required parts and a Sears technician will be here to fix it on the 27th.

 

          I am now trying to get ready to be one of the vendors at the OxTAR event.  I sold all of my display stuff to Bill Foote when he agreed to take over my vendor jobs two years ago but if he canít do themÖÖ.oh well!  Late last week I finished up a 4í x 4í pegboard unit and now I am trying to put together enough product to provide some selection of stock for the attendees to purchase from.

 

          Rich Inman reported their Chicken Barbeque at the West Winfield shoot was successful in selling the majority of the chicken dinners prepared by club members.  They also had their annual raffle drawing and announced  the winners.  The grand prize of a lifetime hunting license was won by Nate Meyer.  First prize of a predator call went to Lisa Clark.  Second prize of a Bushnell Rangefinder/binoculars went to Dale Criste and the third prize Game Camera was awarded to Ben Secor.

 

          The Diary is late once again as we found on Wednesday that our website had gone down.  All of our email is funneled directly through the website so our contact with the world had disappeared as well.  We spent most of the day Thursday with our web host and have once again regained our place in cyberspace!

 

Click  to view this week's photos - August 25, 2014

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 August 17, 2014

         

Oxford

         
Bowhunter
         
1   Tim Paden   410
2   Art Fleming    367
3   Steve Ingalls   366
         
         

Traditional

         
1   Scott VanGiesen   287
2   Val Titus   201
3        
         

Youth

         
1   Natalie Thomas   269
2        
3        
         
Cubs
         
1   Christian Paden   406
2   Kayla McKercher   302
3   Bennett Paden   276

 

40 shooters participated in this event!

 

 August 17, 2014

         

West Winfield

         
Men's Release
         
1   Terry Horan   393
2   Mickey Giglianese   380
3   Bill Wilcox   377
         

Open Class

         
1   John Smith   381
2   Ron Young   348
3   Charlie Piaquanio   341
         
Women
1   Karen Wilcox   364
2   Kim Smith   336
3   Donna Senko   262
         

Traditional

         
1   Trenton Dykstra   292
2   Fred Dykstra   289
3   Jim Senko   247
         

Juniors

         
1   Parker Horan   332
2   Mike Stappenbeck   262
3        
         
Cubs
1   Andrew   316
2   Hunter   224
3        
         

Pee Wees

         
1   Brian   292
2   Ellie   206
3   Jacob   156

 

44 shooters participated in this event!

 

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
August 31, 2014

 

Trenton

 

 

   If you are not on the 3D mailing list

and would like to be, please contact:

 

Rich Inman

209 Jones Road

Ilion, NY 13357 

 

Email: rjinman25@yahoo.com

 

or Phone:  315-822-5034

 

Central NY 2014 3D Schedule and  Directions to clubs

 

Click here for printable schedule.

 

 Click here for printable directions to clubs.

 

 

Thatís about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 


 

August 11, 2014

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 3/4" BOP.  These arrows have been gently used (only two show signs of having been shot)!  $95.00 new - Consignment sale price is $70.00.  Click here for photo.

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 1/2" BOP.  All of these arrows have Zwikee Eskimo 4 blade broadheads installed and will be sold in Compact Arrow Hard Case.  (Only one arrow has been shot.)  Value is $170.00.  Consignment price is $120.00.  Click for photo.

 

             Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" diecut feathers/29 3/4" BOP/100 grain points/one half dozen.  Retail price:  $188.00 dozen.  Consignment price for 6 is $75.00.  Click for photo.

 

           Although I have no interest in the crossbow accessory market we had the materials in stock to put together 2.5 dozen crossbow bolts.   I made them up and we are offering them for sale at this time.  They are fletched with 4" vanes and have moon nocks installed.  They are 22" long and have 100 grain target points.  Click for photo.

 

We have acquired a new item for consignment sale!

 

This is what the butcher used to weigh meat on in the "Mom and Pop" grocery store around the corner.  This is from the Standard Computing Scale Company in Detroit, Michigan.  It is a Type 8559B spring scale carrying the serial number 396462.  These scales are a thing of the past (as are "mom & pop" grocery stores).  If you should want to own this scale the price is $300.00 and must be picked up here.

 

 

          When Merlyn and I returned home on Thursday rain had once again been predicted.  I had a Jennings CMX compound bow in the shop for recabling so I figured that I had better get started on that job since it was going to rain.

 

I had the bow torn down and I had started building the bus cable when the rain started.  Along with the rain came thunder and lightning.  There was a tremendous flash instantly followed by a crash of thunder.  The lightning had obviously hit the house as we lost the following equipment:  The internet modem that gives us our internet service was hit, along with two upstairs TV sets, the shop light over my string jig, one of our three cordless phones, our credit card terminal and the electronics in our kitchen gas stove.

 

Margaret spent several hours on the phone trying to get Time Warner Cable (the internet service provider) to get us a new modem so we could get back online.  First they offered to get a technician here by next Tuesday (August 5th) and after continuing to complain about Time Warnerís lack of customer service they said that they would send us a new unit in the mail.  So we will wait and see on that one!

 

Friday afternoon I called my insurance agent and they gave me a number of the person who I should speak to.  They connected me to the number which went immediately to voice mail!  I left a message and hung up.  Now we will see how that goes!

 

I was able to get in touch with my credit card processing company and my agent has a used terminal that he is going to send us at no charge along with a surge protector so we should be back in the ďplasticĒ business by early next week.

 

Over the week end....Lenny Pickens stopped and showed us this picture from his trail camera located on property he hunts in Cullen, NY.
 
We sent this picture to Steve Heerkens who is a Wildlife guy in ENCON's Utica office and his comment was:  "Nice cat".

 

 

          The molt is now over and flight training has commenced among my goose population on the pond.  The adults are exercising their newly feathered wings and the young ones are learning how to use their newly acquired flight capabilities with ďtouch and goĒ landings. 

 

          Our garlic is all dried and processed into storage with next year's seed heads separated for planting in October.  I harvested the last of the broccoli heads and will now start picking the satellite stalks as they appear.  Also pulled and stripped the last of the yellow butterwax beans and will do the Roma beans in another week.  Margaret is getting ready to get those ready for freezing today (Sunday).  Our onion tops have all fallen over and we are now using them out of the garden.  Our harvest and drying will be done when the tops starting dying off.  I guess that this is our garden report for this week.

 

          Here it is Monday morning and it rained during the night and rain is predicted through out the day as well.  Got the banking done and visited our insurance agent in town.  Of course they have no record of my call on Friday morning but promised we would get action today or tomorrow.  All of my geese were out in the big field last night along with two or three deer down on the pipeline behind the cabin.

 

          Today (Thursday) we finally have all of our computers back on line and our phone service is restored.  Customer service in some cases in addition to new equipment purchases required to get things working again.  Now we are faced with insurance issues which have to be overcome and we will be dealing with that for awhile.

 

          I received a report on the NYB Region Youth Camp from Bill Snyder who reported that they successfully graduated 24 young potential bowhunters that may be added to the ranks New York Stateís sport hunters.  Kudos to Bill and his staff for their efforts in support of our young archers.  Next yearís camp has been scheduled for July 24, 25 & 26, 2015.

 

          On Sunday (August 10), Lenny, his son Scott, grand daughter Samantha and I took a day trip to Lexington, NY and spent the day socializing at the Stump Shoot.  It is always so pleasurable to talk to old friends and see what changes the past year has brought to the Traditional community.  They drew 132 shooters (counting the kids) for the second year under the management of John Jr.  Although he has made some changes in how the tournament is run (of course not to everyoneís delight), the registration is inching back up to healthy levels once again.  All in all it was an enjoyable day and all of the shooters were ecstatic about the weather as it was dry and not too hot for the entire weekend! 

 

          On Friday I received an email from Scott VanGiesen telling me that Bill Foote would not be a vendor this year for the OxTAR event as he has been working in New York City.  Since I had supported this event as a vendor for the first five years, I agreed to once again set up to provide traditional products as a vendor once again.  I really enjoyed attending the event during itís sixth year as a shooter but I am certainly happy to support the gathering as a vendor once again!  So I will see you at OxTAR making bowstrings instead of shooting my bow and arrow.

 

          Sorry we had to miss a week of georgeís Diary but sometimes Mother Nature conspires against us!

 

Click  to view this week's photos - August 11, 2014

 

 

Date

Location

 

August 22-24, 2014

7th Annual OxTAR

Oxford Rod & Gun Club

Oxford, New York

Info:  www.oxfordrodgun.com 

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 August 3, 2014

         

Trenton

         
Open
         
1   Will Bradley   396
2   Nick Reale    374
3   John Smith    364
         

Bowhunter

         
1   Mickey Gaglianese   386
2   Bob Wilcox   385
3   Ted Pillmore   379
         
Women
1   Linda Durant   386
2   Karen Wilcox   379
3   Michelle Mancuso   325
         

Traditional

         
1   Marty Seeley   281
2   Jeff Poste   229
3   Rick Rendo   228
         

Juniors

         
1   Jonathan Reale   355
2   Paige Grimaldi   324
3   Zack Sherman   256
         
Cubs
         
1   Kyle Grimaldi   346
2   Caiden Monnat   310
3   Jaymie Monnat   301

 

85 shooters participated in this event!

 

 August 10, 2014

         

Waterville

         
Men's Release
         
1   John Casale   385
2   M. Gaglianese/R. Pawlikowski   384
3   Bill Wilcox   378
         

Open Class

         
1   David First   399
2   Ron Young   380
3   Sean Carls   367
         
Women
1   Karen Wilcox   383
2   Carmel Lehr   369
3   Kim Smith   355
         

Traditional

         
1   Ken Kinville   339
2   Don Sweet   309
3   Deb Swenson   202
         

Juniors

         
1   Dakoda Sipley   342
2   Zack Sherman   301
3   Wyatt Carroll   167
         
Cubs
1   Matco Stalnaker   259
2   Kylie Carroll   167
3        

 

47 shooters participated in this event!

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
August 17, 2014

 

Oxford
Sprout Brook
West Winfield (Chicken BBQ)

 

 

   If you are not on the 3D mailing list

and would like to be, please contact:

 

Rich Inman

209 Jones Road

Ilion, NY 13357 

 

Email: rjinman25@yahoo.com

 

or Phone:  315-822-5034

 

Central NY 2014 3D Schedule and  Directions to clubs

 

Click here for printable schedule.

 

 Click here for printable directions to clubs.

 

 

Thatís about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 


 

July 30, 2014

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 3/4" BOP.  These arrows have been gently used (only two show signs of having been shot)!  $95.00 new - Consignment sale price is $70.00.  Click here for photo.

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 1/2" BOP.  All of these arrows have Zwikee Eskimo 4 blade broadheads installed and will be sold in Compact Arrow Hard Case.  (Only one arrow has been shot.)  Value is $170.00.  Consignment price is $120.00.  Click for photo.

 

             Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" diecut feathers/29 3/4" BOP/100 grain points/one half dozen.  Retail price:  $188.00 dozen.  Consignment price for 6 is $75.00.  Click for photo.

 

           Although I have no interest in the crossbow accessory market we had the materials in stock to put together 2.5 dozen crossbow bolts.   I made them up and we are offering them for sale at this time.  They are fletched with 4" vanes and have moon nocks installed.  They are 22" long and have 100 grain target points.  Click for photo.

 

         I was going through some old archery stuff in the back of a cabinet and found three pair of the original Kwikee Kwivers.  These units were an inexpensive alternative to Fred Bear's much more expensive bow quiver and date back to the early 60's.  As far as I know this unit is still available on the market today as a new product item.  I can sell these for $3.00 a pair plus Priority Mail shipping.  How's that for nostalgia?  Click here to view the Kwikee Kwivers.

 

 

            Our sweet corn crop in the front of the house has made a remarkable recovery from our recent storm damage.  (I had to stand up all of the stalks and pack dirt around them!)  Now they are all tasseled out and taller than my head with ears starting to form on some of them.

 

          I spent most of Monday (when it wasnít raining) harvesting broccoli, cucumbers, yellow beans, yellow crookneck    squash and zucchini.  We gave a portion of the squash, zucchini and cucumbers away to share with friends but the first two quarts of pickles have been processed and the beans and broccoli are packed in the freezer.  Late Sunday through Monday found us getting 1.4Ē of rain and I now have to stand up my sweet corn again!  When the ground gets wet and saturated the corn with its rigid stalks and shallow roots has a tendency to tip over with a bit of wind!

 

          The offerings on our consignment page have been dwindling:  Three Martin Longbows and one Martin Ventura recurve went back to their owner.  The Hill Country Bobcat takedown longbow went to a customer in Quebec.  The 42# Border recurve limbs went back to their owner and the remaining Border Limbs have had their price reduced from $400 to $290 which is a substantial savings.  If you are a diehard Border bow shooter this is a good time to pick up a spare pair of limbs.

 

          I have all of the bird nests cleaned off the porch at the cabin which will make way for the potential of new ones in the spring.  I thought about running my weed eater across the dam but when I took a closer look at the density of the growth I donít think I have the energy for it.  This year I may have to let the fall frosts take care of it for me instead of abusing myself trying to clear a pathway to the other side of the pond.

 

          Merlyn and I have been seeing three or four does in the field just about every night.  Of course they are able to run away too quickly for me to get many pictures.   When we left this morning we had an osprey fly from its perch near the cabin to a dead tree on the other side of the pond.  It was nice to see the big fish catcher as we havenít seen one of the big birds since early in the spring.

 

          It is Wednesday morning and since things have dried up somewhat I have to keep ahead of the weeding and do a first picking on a row of Roma beans.  I did the trimming in the backyard yesterday and Margaret has to finish mowing the back lawn so I had better get to it!

 

Click  to view this week's photos - July 30, 2014

 

 

Date

Location

 

August 9-10, 2014

32nd Annual  John Musacchia Stump Shoot

Lexington, New York

Info:  John Musacchia at  CaptainMuz@gmail.com

 

August 22-24, 2014

7th Annual OxTAR

Oxford Rod & Gun Club

Oxford, New York

Info:  www.oxfordrodgun.com 

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 July 27, 2014

         

Cassety Hollow

         
Men's A Class
         
1   Dalton Sheppard    
2   Blake Wells    
3   Kane Chlad    
         

Men's B Class

         
1   Tom Gelfuso    
2   Ron Snow    
3   Andrew Sheppard    
         
Women
1   Kristen Casale    
2   Lehr Carmel    
3   Jaida Robins    
         

Traditional

         
1   Don Sweet    
2        
3        
         

Juniors

         
1   Mike Stappenbeck    
2   Joe Grimaldi    
3   Kyle Grimaldi    
         

 

48 shooters participated in this event!

 

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
August 3, 2014

 

Trenton
Tri-Town

 

 

   If you are not on the 3D mailing list

and would like to be, please contact:

 

Rich Inman

209 Jones Road

Ilion, NY 13357 

 

Email: rjinman25@yahoo.com

 

or Phone:  315-822-5034

 

Central NY 2014 3D Schedule and  Directions to clubs

 

Click here for printable schedule.

 

 Click here for printable directions to clubs.

 

 

Thatís about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 


 

July 24, 2014

 

 

Special Consignment Sale Items:

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 3/4" BOP.  These arrows have been gently used (only two show signs of having been shot)!  $95.00 new - Consignment sale price is $70.00.  Click here for photo.

 

         One dozen Custom Cedar Arrows/50-55#/28 1/2" BOP.  All of these arrows have Zwikee Eskimo 4 blade broadheads installed and will be sold in Compact Arrow Hard Case.  (Only one arrow has been shot.)  Value is $170.00.  Consignment price is $120.00.  Click for photo.

 

             Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrows:  Spine 400/5" diecut feathers/29 3/4" BOP/100 grain points/one half dozen.  Retail price:  $188.00 dozen.  Consignment price for 6 is $75.00.  Click for photo.

 

           Although I have no interest in the crossbow accessory market we had the materials in stock to put together 2.5 dozen crossbow bolts.   I made them up and we are offering them for sale at this time.  They are fletched with 4" vanes and have moon nocks installed.  They are 22" long and have 100 grain target points.  Click for photo.

 

         I was going through some old archery stuff in the back of a cabinet and found three pair of the original Kwikee Kwivers.  These units were an inexpensive alternative to Fred Bear's much more expensive bow quiver and date back to the early 60's.  As far as I know this unit is still available on the market today as a new product item.  I can sell these for $3.00 a pair plus Priority Mail shipping.  How's that for nostalgia?  Click here to view the Kwikee Kwivers.

 

 

        Our garlic has been harvested and the yield was 117 fine heads that are now drying off on the back deck!  We still have another twelve plants that I planted in the spring from stored cloves that started to grow from last yearís crop.  They can wait another month to mature before harvesting.

 

Margaret did her cutting of oregano from the herb garden and that has been dried and processed for fresh seasonings.  Parsley and sweet basil are yet to come.  Meanwhile I have been steadily harvesting the weeds and also dug two hills of baby potatoes for early consumption.

 

          Our wood mechanic brought four face cord of firewood on Friday so that means work getting it inside before rain comes to soak it up.  I plan on shooting with Lenny tomorrow at the West Winfield shoot (first time this year) and I will see if my body will let me do it!  Then Margaret wants to go to Riverside Mall to get some of the stuff that we are running out of.

 

I got to the shoot at West Winfield Rod & Gun Club with Lenny and his son Scott along with grand kids Samantha and Daniel.  We didnít keep score and didnít shoot the whole course.  I was happy with my shooting and my 12 year old Quinn Stallion performed admirably.  The shoot turnout was poor considering how beautiful the day was.

 

          It took Margaret and I a total of four days to get the wood all put into storage (along with a multitude of other chores).  Everything is taken care of now and we have ordered another four face cord for delivery in mid-September and that will get us though the winter months.

 

          Sad to report that the young ones in the mud daub nest on the cabin porch are no more.  Merlyn and I found three desiccated bodies on the deck this morning.  Either they died from parental neglect or a squirrel got into the nest and did them in.  In any event, they are no more and Mother Natureís culling process continues.

 

Click  to view this week's photos - July 30, 2014

 

 

Date

Location

 

 

August 9-10, 2014

32nd Annual  John Musacchia Stump Shoot

Lexington, New York

Info:  John Musacchia at  CaptainMuz@gmail.com

 

August 22-24, 2014

7th Annual OxTAR

Oxford Rod & Gun Club

Oxford, New York

Info:  www.oxfordrodgun.com 

 

 

Current 3D Shoot Results

When the results are made available to us.

 

 July 20, 2014

         

West Winfield

         
Open
         
1   Will Bradley   399
2        
3        
         

Bowhunter

         
1   Pat Sullivan Jr.   395
2   Bill Wilcox   384
3   Phil Mancuso   381
         
Women
1   Karen Wilcox   358
2   Courtney Sullivan   332
3   Diana Wilcox   301
         

Traditional

         
1   Fred Dykstra   271
2   Trenton Dykstra   268
3   Marty Seeley    263
         

Juniors

         
1   Tony Slentz   341
2   Justin McCall   293
3        
         
Cubs
         
1   Christopher   215
2        
3        
Pee Wees
         
1   Aiden   177
2        
3        

 

47shooters participated in this event!

 

 

 Next Shoot (s)

 
July 27, 2014

 

Cassety Hollow
Gilbertsville

 

 

   If you are not on the 3D mailing list

and would like to be, please contact:

 

Rich Inman

209 Jones Road

Ilion, NY 13357 

 

Email: rjinman25@yahoo.com

 

or Phone:  315-822-5034

 

Central NY 2014 3D Schedule and  Directions to clubs

 

Click here for printable schedule.

 

 Click here for printable directions to clubs.

 

 

Thatís about it for this week.

 

 

Thank you for checking in with us.

 

 

         george

 

 


 

 

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