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Sticks n' Stones2

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About Sticks n' Stones2

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  • Birthday 11/25/2000

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    Sussex County, New Jersey
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    The Bush, Fly Fishing, anything outdoors, building stuff.

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  1. Sticks n' Stones2

    Question about Takedown bows

    Does anyone know of another bow company or a bowyer who makes takedown bows with a limb attachtment similar to the bear takedown latch system? (https://beararchery.com/product/atdbr/) I think mechanically speaking this is a stronger and more simplistic system than the standard bolt takedowns. I'm also open to a used RH bear take down, either full bow (limbs to be 65#-70#)
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    8 yr old girl find pre Viking sword

    Cool find!
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    Bear hunt lawsuit is filed on behalf of NJ sportsmen and women

    I'm probably gonna crap for this, but I'm not 100% for the bear hunt (mainly for personal reasons with intertwined with my little war with a group of jackasses who've poached and trespassed too many times to count on my land and surrounding private land) However, I'll definitely give praise to the groups who are fighting the good fight.
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    Sinew backed shortbow-WTS Price Reduced

    Thanks I can't take all the credit though, I had the bow itself floor tillered and had the tips steam bent by a bowyer, I did the final scraping, and backed it with the sinew glued with hide glue. The bow took awhile to leave his place and get to mine, and somewhere along the way it developed a warp in the lower tip.
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    Sinew backed shortbow-WTS Price Reduced

    49", 55# @ 26" max, the bow is west coast pacific yew with deer back sinew backing for added cast and performance. The bow is a replica of a Wintu tribe bow in a museum somewhere that I forget. The bow works best with lighter arrows, 3oos-low 500s. It has rabbit fur silencers on the tips which are covered with rawhide. The handle is wrapped in buckskin. I coated the bow with 4 coats of outdoor poly to protect the sinew. Being that it's sinew backed, the poundage can fluctuate a little based on humidity mainly. Ideally the bow would perform best in an arid environment out in hot sun, however I've shot it during the summer when it's been 90%+ humidity and didn't have much issue. Keep in mind this is an all natural bow and not a compound, you won't be able to perfectly tune it. I put a 56" 14 strand Flemish twist string on it (not pictured, brace height same or little more) One of the tips are warped, however it is still perfectly safe to shoot. I'll get more pictures and more details about the bow tomorrow. PM me for questions or if interested. I'm in Sparta, 07871. I'd like $285, sinew backed bows usually are $400+
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    War has been declared

    Hose him down outside and use lots of that fancy dog perfume. My Westie got sprayed by a skunk caught in my chipmunk trap a few months ago, that's what we did.
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    Are there advantages to treeing squirrels?

    Ha! I probably would've realized that but the zero on my air rifle changes every season it seems like, so when I was going after a few squirrels up in a tree all my shots kept missing, granted branches and leaves probably didn't help, after scaring all 5 of the squirrels down and running after them I managed to get my squirrel with a neck shot (unintentional) I was aiming for the head but went a little behind, hit his spinal cord anyway so it worked. He was a fat one, tasted like wood grilled chicken, needed a little salt though.
  8. I noticed when I was practicing my distress call yesterday that squirrels tend to run up a little ways on the trunk and peek out to see what's wrong. (in this case I saw a squirrel from my bedroom window and went out on the porch where it's vision was blocked by a hill in my yard) I've only squirrel hunted once and only have gotten one squirrel splayed out on a log at 30yds, just was wondering if keeping a squirrel up in a tree has any benefit? My concern was they could jump a few trees n' disappear and that they are cunning with the whole moving round the trunk thing they do.
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    WTB a flintlock MZ

    I'd like $1,000, but I could to $950 as my lowest. I have 50-90 roundballs (can't remember how much), a ball starter, some cleaning patches and a few tips for the ramrod. The rifle from muzzle to butt stock has wood burning and small bits of metal engraving. Who ever had it before me didn't clean the bore well, so it's got some residue. not sure exactly what but the rifling still looks pretty good, I never got around to shooting it, but it was test fired once and the lock works fine. It was completely hand made by the riflesmith who from what I found is now gone.
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    WTB a flintlock MZ

    I've got a .45 cal longrifle made by Coleman Cherephy, definitely more of an ornate piece than something to be dragging through the woods, but if you like nice things then there you go. I'll get some pictures if your interested.
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    WTB/WTT 1952 Bear static recurve bow

    Not sure what they're called exactly, I think K-4's, but the first Bear recurves that came out with the static tips (brush nocks?). Obviously doesn't have to be from '52 since I think they had a few different yearly models. Would these bows still be safe to shoot still like recurves from the 60's? I'd be willing to trade my first hickory selfbow 72" 60#+/-@28" pretty plain looking, but has steam bent tips, it's got a little string follow, but the reflex counteracts it, and can draw out to 32". I could wrap buckskin on the handle or beaver tail if you'd like, and a little injun painting, I'll post pictures later of it if interested. Here's a picture of the bow I'm talking about to clear any confusion.
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    Is this White Chicken of the Woods 'shroom?

    I've got a 5 ib. bag of Blue oysters spores growing in my woodchip garden. They tend to grow better in logs, but I decided the hell with it and used up the wood chips I had piled up around the woods from bucking logs. In all honesty Jay should do this with all the stumps he's got. (They need to be green though) n' go and sell them or just eat them and use them like me. Scratch that you can't grow mushrooms you use.
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    Favorite Sandwich ????

    My favorite sandwich is what I call the "fishing sandwich" Semolina sub roll with breaded chicken cutlet, pepperjack cheese, balsamic vinegar, and tomatoes from Fretta's in Milford, PA. If you go tell em' Don the fishing guy (my dad) sent you.
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    Is this White Chicken of the Woods 'shroom?

    I am by no means an expert, but from what I've experimented with, the safest way to have wild mushrooms is to grow them yourself, (Shitake, wine caps, blue oysters)<- I'm growing these. as you know 100% what they are and that there are no native look-alikes, not to mention they don't screw with the ecosystem. If you solely want to hunt them, well then I recommend you buy a couple local guide books and look around for a expert to teach you. Don't take any of my word to heart since I'm still a novice, but I've found when it comes to some edible mushrooms like Chanterelles, who have a poisonous look-alike Jack o' lantern. The Chanterelles have microscopic pores, while the Jacks have gills. Chaga is a really good medicinal mushroom that can be used in teas, not sure about cooking though, here's an article http://www.fungimag.com/fall-2012-articles/V5I3NotChagaLR.pdf. Finally as a word of somewhat relief, now while there are a few mushrooms what will outright kill you like death angel, when a mushroom is marked as poisonous it tends to mean it'll get you sick, but it can still kill you in large quantities. Just stay away from the Fly agarics, those are mine.
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    Is this White Chicken of the Woods 'shroom?

    No I'm not, I checked through my references and determined it was white pored chicken of the woods. I was 99.9% sure it was what is was, but I thought I'd post it just to make sure. There are no poisonous look-alikes, so that's good. It's actually a real good starter mushroom for novice 'shroom hunters since it's easy to identify. I ate only a small piece since some individuals get small stomach aches from chemical compounds or something in the mushroom, I feel fine so lucky for me I'll put some in an omelet in the morning. Thanks for the concern.