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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Changing Batteries in the Action Trackchair

I had to get the batteries  changed in my action trackchair yesterday. After several years they would no longer hold a charge.

I found that out the hard way, when I went on my Russian boar hunt. After unloading the chair and transferring into it I realized I had very little power.  I barely made it through the hunt.

Changing the batteries was pretty straightforward. The difficulty was the weight of the batteries in such a confined space and moving the onboard charger.We had difficulty with one bolt while removing the charger and that added a lot of time to the process. From start to finish it was about two hours.

Hopefully I am all set for archery season and the new batteries allow the trackchair to perform up to its capabilities.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Adapted Hunting You Can Do It

If you are a person with a disability and would like to try hunting, I encourage you to do so. With the right assistance and the right equipment, hunting with a disability can be very rewarding.

Prior to my injury in 1999, I was an avid bow hunter. After my spinal cord injury it took me several years before I felt strong enough to attempt hunting again. I am so glad I made the effort to return to the woods.

Look at yourself realistically and do an assessment. Concentrate on the positives you bring to the table and attempt to mitigate or lessen your weaknesses with adaptive equipment or assistance from others.

Research what resources are available close to you and take advantage of the experiences others in the community have had. Set simple goals at first and gradually increase your goals. Keeping in mind that success is not linear and as you problem solve your way to your goal, there will be setbacks.

The most important thing is safety. This includes your safety and all of those around you. Practice with your equipment and become proficient in all you do. Good luck in your endeavors, shoot straight and be safe!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tenpoint Practice

I had so much fun shooting my Tenpoint on Sunday that I had to shoot again on Monday. Shooting at 50 yards, I'm a little high and to the left but my bolts are touching for a very tight group!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tenpoint Crossbow 20 Yards

Archery season is almost here and I wanted to get in a little shooting practice and try out my GoPro camera. I can't wait for this season to start!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Field and Stream Store in Washington Pa

I was at the grand opening of the Field and Stream store in Washington Pa this weekend.  I  met Mike Stroff the host of Savage Outdoors.  I love his show and it was great meeting him.  He was very nice and I enjoyed hearing his tips on approaching a stand or blind.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Magnus Broadheads

This is why I shoot this broadhead.  The fixed blade 100 grain Magnus 4 blade buzz cut. It also has a lifetime guarantee, anything goes wrong with it, send it back for a free new broadhead!

Friday, September 12, 2014


Game farm tours set for Sept. 28, game lands driving tours to follow.

Those looking to gain perspective into Pennsylvania’s wildlife, habitat and hunting heritage will have several opportunities in the coming weeks to take one or more tours being offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The Game Commission on Sunday, Sept. 28 is scheduled to host guided tours of its four game farms – two in Lycoming County and one each in Armstrong and Crawford counties.
And Sunday driving tours on several tracts of state game lands across the Commonwealth are planned for Oct. 5Oct. 12 and Oct. 19.

The Sept. 28 game farm tours all will begin at noon and conclude by 3 p.m., and will be held rain or shine.

Those taking a tour will get a comprehensive look at the Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program, which again this year aims to raise about 200,000 birds to provide hunting opportunities statewide. Tour stops include hatcheries, brooder houses and the rearing, “grow out” and over-wintering pens. The tours also will inform on the objectives in propagation management, including the importance of sportsmen’s clubs and members of the public raising day-old hen chicks hatched at the farms, ultimately to provide hunting opportunities.

All to be held on Sunday, Sept. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. Directions to the game farms are as follows:

·        Loyalsock Game Farm: Lycoming County, 136 Game Farm Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754. The game farm is five miles north of Montoursville on Route 87.  The game farm is 1.5 miles east of Warrensville on Route 973. Tour starts at the hatchery.

·        Northcentral Game Farm: Lycoming County, 1609 Proctor Rd., Williamsport, PA  17701. The game farm is 18 miles north of Montoursville off of Route 87. Tour starts at thehatchery of the Proctor (northern) farm.

·        Western Game Farm: Crawford County, 25761 Highway 408, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403. The game farm is 3.5 miles east of Cambridge Springs on Route 408. Tour starts at the office/hatchery.

·        Southwest Game Farm: Armstrong County, 217 Pheasant Farm Rd., New Bethlehem, PA 16242.  The game farm is two miles south of New Bethlehem off Routes 66/28. Tour starts at the office/hatchery.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


I recently bought a hard case for my crossbow at Cabela's only to see it go on sale two weeks later. I took a chance and called Cabela's customer service line. I explained the situation to the sales representative, and they were very helpful.

Yesterday, I received a $45 refund from Cabela's. It just goes to show, that if you ask you may receive. It's important for retailers to be responsive to their customers needs. Thank you Cabelas!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hog Hunt Video

Please check out the surprise visitor who crashes my hog hunt.  Thanks Austin and Adam for the great camera work!

Hog Hunt

I went hog hunting on Sunday for the first time and harvested this nice Russian with my .243 rifle.  The hog was at 80 yards and quartering towards me.  I shot it in the neck and dropped her instantly.

I used my Action Trackchair, my adapted shooting brace and a BMF Trigger activator.  It all worked out great.  My family and friends took three other Russian hog's with handguns.