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About Sharpshooter

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    Squirrel Shooter
  • Birthday 07/09/1938

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    Wilton, Ca
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    Fishing shooting History and eating what I catch or shoot

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  1. I'll manage to stumble through most of the changes but do I have to put up with the thing asking all the time if I'd like to receive notification from the site?  I went to the "learn more" line and didn't learn anything useful.  My native language is English; computerese is like Welsh or Finnish to me.  I don't want to "receive notification" until I know what it means.

    Shooter John, you run a great net site and I hope you keep it up.  I see you're in the Sacramento area.  Do you ever visit with list members in this area?

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    home canned fish?

    Ahoy folks, I should have replied much earlier. All the jars looked in good shape with tight lids and no rust. I opened a jar of the old albacore several weeks ago. It smelled OK so I mixed it up with mayo, pickle relish, diced onion, and salt & pepper and made a sandwich. It tasted great and no ill effects. I'm kind of rationing out now, don't want it all gone to quickly. I always use a pressure canner for fish but I use a water bath canner for fruit (cherries, apricots, peaches, etc.
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    home canned fish?

    Well, I thought I'd give you a follow-up on my tuna. The fish was pressure canned and the jars and lids looked clean and rust free. Yesterday I opened a can and sniffed it. It smelled OK so I mixed it with mayonaise, pickle relish, salt, and pepper. I ate two nice sandwiches of it yesterday and I'm here today with no ill effects. September, 2003 was the last time I took the Sharpshooter out after albacore. I think I should get out after 'em again!
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    Corned Beef & Pastrami

    I'm in love with reuben sandwiches. For the last two years I've brought home an elk fom Colorado. Some of the elk ends up as Thuringer Sausage (summer sausage) that Dee's Meat in Galt makes for me. I use it with rye bread, sauer kraut, and swiss cheese to make world class reuben sandwiches. Some more of the elk burger goes to Morant's Sausage Shop in Sacramento and is made into Landjaeger sausage. A slice of landjaeger, on a Ritz cracker with a smear of cream cheese and a slice of Bruno's Wax Pepper is absolutely top drawer when washed down with a swallow of beer.
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    home canned fish?

    Ahoy all, I had a great crop of cherries off of my rainier tree this year and I canned some of them. When looking for canning jars, I found a case of 12 one half pint jars of albacore that I'd canned in 2003, the last year I went after albacore on the Sharpshooter. The lids on the jars are all tight and sound but I'm a little concerned about the age since canning. Does anybody have any experience with long time home canned fish? I also found a case of canned bing cherries that I did about five years ago. I'm about ready to give them a try. Any advice would be appreciated.
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    maps that show water sources?

    As far as my experience tells me, the USGS topographic maps are the best. The 7.5 minute series are the more recent and are 1:24000 scale which means 1 inch on the map equals 2000 feet on the ground, very detailed. The older 15 minute series is at 1:62500 scale which is about 1"=1 mile. Both series show streams, roads, trails, claims, mines, and a lot more. I have a large collection of these maps. Reading these messages has moved me to get in touch with Shooter John about putting them up for sale. I'm too old and crippled up to be wandering through the weeds with a map in my hands.
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    Shipping a family transfer handgun in state

    I don't care what the dog looks like. A dog that points them or flushes them and then brings them back and is happy in his work is OK with me. I have some pretty guns but my favorite is the 16 ga. L.C. Smith that my grandfather bought used from a neighbor back about 1900.
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    Excel Arms MP-22

    Sorry, I sent the following message to the wrong topic: Vital advice: always use ear protection and EYE PROTECTION when you go shooting.
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    .38 Special shoots .38 S & W?

    An IMPORTANT lesson to take from this story is to always use ear protection and EYE PROTECTION whenever you go shooting.
  10. I used to shoot in international pistol competition, including air pistol. I haven't shot for about 25 years or so and I'd like to find a competent air pistol smith in the Sacramento area. I also have a couple of air rifles that I'd like to have checked out. I'm concerned that my rifles and pistols that have been sitting around so long, they may need some servicing. Lubrication, seals, gaskets and so forth, where to I look in this area? If necessary, I'll send them out of town if necessary but I'd like to check locally first. Any suggestions?
  11. Sorry, I'm not up to speed on this stuff. What is the lure you put out so you can get the great pix? I have monitoring camera's around my house and shop but I still want to get a trail/game camera to watch a little farther out. I guess I have to go to a different place to ask about cameras?
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    CA Wolf on game CAM

    This is ancient history but in the early '70s, I and two hunting buddies were camped at the end of a logging road off of Hwy 299 near Weitchpek in hopes of waylaying a deer or two or three. The area was heavily forested with clearcut patches every mile or two. One evening we were returning from dinner in town and we heard a most impressive sound of howling coming from the far bottom of one of the clearcut areas. It wasn't anything like the barking or yelping that coyotes make nor was it in usual coyote habitat as it was in real forest. We sat and listened for several minutes and were very impressed at the sound. We immediately concluded that we were listening to several wolves at the bottom of the clear cut maybe two or three hundred yards away. No proof of what was howling and didn't hear it again but it really raised the hackles on the backs of our necks.
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    Elk burgers!

    Here I am enjoying an elk sirloin steak that I pan fried in bacon fat with salt and pepper. I'm not a very imaginative cook but I'm certainly enjoying this dinner. I took a bunch of elk burger to Morant's on Franklin Blvd. in Sackamenna and another bunch to Dee;s Meats in Galt [Twin cities Road just west of Hwy 99]. Both shops produced top quality sausage. Thuringer from Dee's Meats and landjaeger from Morant's. I'm planning on doing my own smoked jerky. Anybody have a good jerky recipe?
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    I need a game/trail camera

    Many thanks for the info. I'm going to do some shoping now. I'll get back to you, maybe with more questions, maybe to show you some pictures.
  15. After reading some posts in this forum and seeing some of the pictures, I've decided I need one of these cameras [maybe a couple of them]. I mostly want to put them on my property so I can find out what kind of critters my dog is barking at during the night. From reading the posts, I get the idea that some cameras flash like a regular camera and some have IR [infra red?] that doesn't scare the critters. I'd appreciate any advice on equipment types, brands, and where to buy. Many thanks.