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    It's that time of year!

    Be careful out there! it's small game and bird season in Ontario! Hunters are NOT required to wear orange for that so me extra careful using public property!

    Be safe!

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    Six Nations claim hunting rights on almost all the land I ride around here so for us, it's always open season!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    I don't go hunting... I go a killing.
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    Depression...can eat a sack of manure and die.

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    we ride a lot down in Ellicottville and right now they have

    small game season on saturday morning until noon. Nothing quite like riding in real tight single track and coming into a few guys dressed like Rambo with the camo and big shotguns hiding in the trees. Sometimes you can be 10 feet away before you see them. They are real happy to see us chasing away the squirrels and rabbits.
    You can hear them shooting off in the distance.

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    Time to put away my helmet?


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    its also bow hunting season in dufferin forest at mansfield.
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    Actually i shouldn't joke, it seems like every year somebody gets killed... mostly hikers though... but still wear your orange/bright colour or take a bell along with if you're gonna be out alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Time to put away my helmet?
    Nice running shoes you've got there.

    The helmet looks OK for solo road riding, but not so good for track or road crits.

    Total non-starter for singletrack though, as you'll snag too many saplings and branches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Nice running shoes you've got there.
    I figure if i'm going all out i might as well have the shoes to prove i've surrendered all normality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    The helmet looks OK for solo road riding, but not so good for track or road crits.

    Total non-starter for singletrack though, as you'll snag too many saplings and branches.
    Yeah, but you should see all the doe i get...

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    I'll need to keep my trigger finger steady this weekend, unfortunately I didn't get my platform rider tag this year. I tell you, that's a tough draw, so many applicants, but the OCA is worried about dwindling population in the woods (whether they did a proper study, who knows!).*

    * The above was a joke. Please don't call me in.

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    I'm sure you can poach a few and get away with it, it's not like the OCA is doing any bag limit enforcement.

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    I dunno Sydor, those animal are endangered in Ontario outside of the few reserve parks we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    I dunno Sydor, those animal are endangered in Ontario outside of the few reserve parks we have.
    Yeah, I know, but imagine the rep I could get with having one stuffed, hanging above the workshop.

    Think of the conversation now....Where did you bag that one, albion, really? Did it have a 5.10 rack?, The pelt, was it furry, or a decrepit, hairless species?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Yeah, I know, but imagine the rep I could get with having one stuffed, hanging above the workshop.

    Think of the conversation now....Where did you bag that one, albion, really? Did it have a 5.10 rack?, The pelt, was it furry, or a decrepit, hairless species?
    Unlike their more common relatives, these animals all have a full and luscious pelt of hair. If you bag one at Albion it will certainly be a sickly one. Obviously it is a weaker animal and will have been starving for single-track for some time to turn to an inferior source of sustenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Unlike their more common relatives, these animals all have a full and luscious pelt of hair. If you bag one at Albion it will certainly be a sickly one. Obviously it is a weaker animal and will have been starving for single-track for some time to turn to an inferior source of sustenance.
    Or imagine the strength of the animal to survive and arguably flourish in such a sub-par environment. Must be a majestic creature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Time to put away my helmet?

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    I usually head down to the Finger Lake Trail in upstate New York in October to ride with some buddies from south of the border. I remember the first year we went, one of the forest rangers at the gate warned us to "keep it down so as not to scare away deer for all the bow hunters".

    I'm sorry, but if my fellow stakeholders are running amok in the forest trying to kill things will bows and arrows, you'd better believe that I will be making as much noise as I possibly can so as not to be confused with a 5-pointer.
    Strava made me do it....

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    Archery Deer season is also open in the Ganaraska Forest. I do however have to voice my opinion as I'm also a hunter. Please don't put us all into the Rambo catagory, are there idiots with guns yep but very few. Have people lost thier lives by hunting accidents? Yes sadly it averages about 2 a year in Ontario since hunter education programs became mandatory so I will not try to say it can't happen. Yes be safe and wear some orange but do not bunch 400,000 hunters into one group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youcoming View Post
    Archery Deer season is also open in the Ganaraska Forest. I do however have to voice my opinion as I'm also a hunter. Please don't put us all into the Rambo catagory, are there idiots with guns yep but very few. Have people lost thier lives by hunting accidents? Yes sadly it averages about 2 a year in Ontario since hunter education programs became mandatory so I will not try to say it can't happen. Yes be safe and wear some orange but do not bunch 400,000 hunters into one group.
    hunting is necessary to control certain animal populations where natural predators are no longer part of the food chain.

    you have a much greater chance of being run over by a car then being shot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    you have a much greater chance of being run over by a car then being shot...
    Given that I've already been run over by a car that is hardly comforting
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Given that I've already been run over by a car that is hardly comforting
    At least you haven't been hit by lightning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    At least you haven't been hit by lightning!
    You're right. The glass is half full.
    Strava made me do it....

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    got back thanksgiving weekend from our road trip south,
    our last stop was in Ellicottville NY.
    while riding , the trail was leading right towards gun shots.
    we must have been within 30 to 40 metres from where they were shooting. never did see them.
    we made a point of talking real loud to each other and ringing bells.
    later we found out that there is an old abandond school bus that the locals use for target practice near the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    got back thanksgiving weekend from our road trip south,
    our last stop was in Ellicottville NY.
    while riding , the trail was leading right towards gun shots.
    we must have been within 30 to 40 metres from where they were shooting. never did see them.
    we made a point of talking real loud to each other and ringing bells.
    later we found out that there is an old abandond school bus that the locals use for target practice near the trail.
    Where I come from, they don't wait for the skoolbus to be abandoned before they shoot at it.
    "What is this? A center for ants?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    Where I come from, they don't wait for the skoolbus to be abandoned before they shoot at it.
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