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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!
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    I don't go hunting... I go a killing.

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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.

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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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    Came across two hunters in mansfield on Saturday. They were grouse and squirrel hunting. They did get one grouse but said they didn't see any squirrels. Meanwhile we brake hard to avoid squirrels!!
    Looks like they were only using 2.22's but we all wore bright red so we wouldn't be mistaken for squirrel or grouse.
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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.
    made it into town for the Fall Fest shenanigans. Some major beer tents, bands, and general rowdiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol-crank View Post
    made it into town for the Fall Fest shenanigans. Some major beer tents, bands, and general rowdiness.
    Yup ,we made it into town.
    What a party. and great beer ,and good music.
    when we ended our ride up on the mountain there was even a party going on up there with a band and a beer tent at the end of the trail and the ski lift bringing tons of people up.
    hekler got into line to get some beer hoping it was local brew while i watched the bikes, they only had imported stuff....Labatts Blue...

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    if you were riding saturday we might have seen you.

    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    Yup ,we made it into town.
    What a party. and great beer ,and good music.
    when we ended our ride up on the mountain there was even a party going on up there with a band and a beer tent at the end of the trail and the ski lift bringing tons of people up.
    hekler got into line to get some beer hoping it was local brew while i watched the bikes, they only had imported stuff....Labatts Blue...
    We rode after lunch, from the training centre at Holiday Valley, up on Big Merlin, Dead Dog Loop, Sidewinder and down.. The band on the hill was probably Tommy Z, a decent Buffalo blues band. The beer was Blue, eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol-crank View Post
    We rode after lunch, from the training centre at Holiday Valley, up on Big Merlin, Dead Dog Loop, Sidewinder and down.. The band on the hill was probably Tommy Z, a decent Buffalo blues band. The beer was Blue, eh.
    sounds like our ride in reverse.
    we rode on saturday. maybe we passed each other.
    most of our group cut the ride short and only two of us did the loop mentioned.
    nice trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Six Nations claim hunting rights on almost all the land I ride around here so for us, it's always open season!
    Hey, you're from Dundas right?
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    TheSpec - Garbage truck driver nicked by hunting arrow

    "Garbage truck driver nicked by hunting arrow

    October 7, 2011

    DUNDAS A big garbage truck may not look much like a deer, but Hamilton police said they believe a hunting arrow which hit the man driving it early Thursday was not a criminal shot.

    No suspects were found and no charges were laid after the driver of the right-hand drive vehicle was nicked by an arrow after it pierced the cabís right window

    The unidentified driver, who was not seriously injured, was doing a garbage pick-up in the area of Edgewood Road, between 6th Concession and Safari Road, in Greensville Thursday morning. A city spokesperson said the truck was one of the cityí waste collection operators doing collection on their regular route.

    Hamilton police spokesperson Catherine Martin said investigators do not believe the driver was targeted and said police noted the bow hunting season began Oct. 1 in that area.

    The Hamilton Spectator"
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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
    It happens...

    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    At least you haven't been hit by lightning!
    Umm... yeah, about that....
    The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    It happens...



    Umm... yeah, about that....
    You too? What are the odds!

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    Nobody took a bolt to the head, but talk to your insurance company about avoiding rate hikes after replacing complete electrical systems in cars. And a heads-up: a car only provides safety as a Faraday Cage if you are inside it, as opposed to say.. standing next to it.

    So I'm working in a random section of woodland near Parry Sound next week, and with gunplay season in effect, I was confidently going to wear all the ANSI LIME gear I use riding in traffic.

    But if people are getting accidently shot while driving garbage trucks down the road maybe I need to defer this work a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    Nobody took a bolt to the head, but talk to your insurance company about avoiding rate hikes after replacing complete electrical systems in cars. And a heads-up: a car only provides safety as a Faraday Cage if you are inside it, as opposed to say.. standing next to it.

    So I'm working in a random section of woodland near Parry Sound next week, and with gunplay season in effect, I was confidently going to wear all the ANSI LIME gear I use riding in traffic.

    But if people are getting accidently shot while driving garbage trucks down the road maybe I need to defer this work a bit.

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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.
    You have to be careful around eville in the fall.....I've heard the rifles/shotguns during bow season (and at other various times during the year)...I have had full camo bow hunters sitting right beside the bike trails just stand up while we rolled past them...didn't even know they were there and tell us "its hunting season you know"....not the kind to argue with armed people, I just rode away. The later the start time for your ride the better.
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    Another reason to be wary?

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