Ruby Sings at Elk’s Car Show 2017

I’ve always wanted to sing the National Anthem at a football game, hockey game or other event, but never had the chance. However, when my Dad’s friend, Mike Kuharcik,  asked me to sing at his Elk’s  Club Flag Presentation and Classic Car Show, I had to say yes.

Click on the Photo Below for a slide show of all the cool cars there.
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Savage Lady Hunter Review

I’ve been shooting my Savage Lady Hunter for the past year and this spring I really started practicing at longer ranges. My Savage rifle fits me great and I’ve been able to shoot one inch groups at 200 yards.

Take a look at my video and watch me fire off a few rounds of 243.

Everglades Bass Adventure

I had a fantastic day fishing for Largemouth Bass with Captain Shane Procell in the Florida Everglades. The Captain put my picture on his Webpage and mentioned my Website, too. Great action all day long, caught too many to count!

See my video below for all the details, the Airplane, the Beach, the Birds, the Boat, the BASS… and all those Alligators.

Ohio Buck Hunt 2016

Oakwood Outfitters, located in the Hocking Valley of Ohio, was the site of my first-ever Out-of-State Hunting Adventure. The Buck hunt was really special because it’s only for Young Hunters 17 years and younger. I was really excited about getting a Big Buck here!

We stayed at a beautiful log cabin at the top of a steep hill. It was 60 degrees and sunny when we arrived and I jumped into the nice hot tub that was out on the back deck. I watched the sunset from here.

The cabin also had a nice warm fireplace. That was a good thing because a winter storm brought high winds and snow flurries overnight and the temperatures dipped down to 28 degrees by morning. I didn’t get to use the hot tub again, too cold.

Youth hunters must hunt with an adult at all times, so my Grandpa was my Guide and as always my video/photo guy. But, I took some photos too, like our selfie team photo.

I was using my Savage 220 bolt action Slug Rifle. In Ohio center-fire rifles are not permitted for deer hunting. This rifled shotgun is a 20 gauge and can reach out to 125 yards or more. But, I was really hoping to see a buck much closer, like about 50 yards.

Please check out my Ohio Hunt video below. We will also tell you about our visit to Cabela’s store in West Virginia and a little history about the Hocking Valley area.

Crossbow Bucks 2016

Hunting for Bucks with my Crossbow is my favorite hunt of all. The weather is great, not too cold, and the fall leaves are so pretty. We had some real excitement this year with Bucks. I’ll show you one encounter that I had with a nice 8 point. Then I’ll fill you in on how I got my Buck last year. Also, we’ll show some trail-cam pictures and some successful Crossbow Hunters. My friends love to hunt, too!

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Check out my Video Link below! Thanks for watching!

My Niagara Adventure

Niagara Falls is an awesome sight. There’s a lot to see and do at this wonder of nature. The “Maid of the Mist” is a thrilling boat ride and you must experience the “Cave of the Winds”, too. Do both and you can say that (You) felt the power of the mighty Niagara River.Niagara Maid of Mist

The fishing here is also fantastic. Many different species thrive in the waters above and below Niagara Falls. I fished with Guide Randy Lingenfelter, he calls it, “1st. Choice Fishing Charters”. DSC_0131-001

Click the link below to see my Video:

 

 

Hunter Hunts For Trout

My friend and classmate, Hunter Hartnett, really likes to go fishing with her Dad, Pat. On the First Day of Trout Season she was fishing by the Shaffer Bridge on Bens Creek. The Tribune Democrat Photographer took her picture as she was casting out her line. That photo was on the Front Page of the Sunday newspaper. I was really happy she got published and that she was wearing one of my ROR Camo Hats. It’s hard to see my logo cap on this picture.

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A few weeks later Hunter went fishing with her Dad in the Stonycreek near Hollsopple. She caught a few really nice Trout. (See the Collage below) Hunter was wearing my ROR camo hat again and Pat took these nice photos of her. I think my ROR hat is bringing her good luck. It’s been a fun Fishing Season for my friends and I so far this year. In April, my cousin Danny caught about 30 Trout in Bens Creek on the Youth Day.

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Danny was fishing with his Dad, Mike Fesko. Danny caught a lot of fish even though it was cold, snowing and very windy. On that same day I went to the Fly Tying event at Gander Mountain, where it was warm inside. But, I caught no fish! My sister, Vayda, went to Ferndale Sportsman’s Dam last week and caught a Brook Trout on a millworm. She also caught about a dozen Sunfish, so Vayda is a happy angler. We can’t wait till Bass Season starts. I’ll try the poppers I tied last winter. I have my Fly Rod ready to go!

Youth Spring Gobbler 2016

I’ve been checking out all our Turkey hunting spots during the past few weeks to get ready for the special Youth Day for Spring Gobbler on Saturday April 23. We found a good spot near some grape vines where we could set up our decoys and also see a clear view all around us.

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I really wanted to get a Gobbler with my new 20 Gauge Mossberg 505 Shotgun. I took my first practice shot with it last week and I’m pretty sure I can get a turkey if we call one in. We had a really exciting morning hunt because we heard about 5 different big birds that were gobbling over and over and saw two long beards and a couple of hens, too. Check out our video below!

My cousin, Jared Csordas, lives in Maryland and on April 26, 2016, he shot this nice Gobbler. He used a slate call and the Gobbler weighed 20 pounds and had a 9.5 inch beard.

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Jared was really excited about his hunt and I will be too, when I get my gobbler. Jared used a 12 gauge Mossberg 535 to shoot the bird at about 30 yards. Good shooting Jared!

My Buck is on the Wall

The morning after I shot my Buck with my Parker Challenger Crossbow, my Pupup said he was going to take my buck to Pudliners Butcher Shop. As he was taking me to school that morning I told him that I really wanted to get my Buck mounted. Lucky I said that, cause he was going to just saw the antlers off. I would have been so MAD!

A few days later on Oct. 24th 2015, we went to the Taxidermy Shop with my Buck Head, Cape and Antlers. Matt Gornick has a real nice Taxidermy Studio near Seward. He has a lot of interesting mounts of all kinds. He will do Bucks, Bull Elk, Buffalo, Mule Deer, Turkeys, Pheasants and African Game animals. He had Kudu, Gazelle and other Antelope species on his walls.

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I had to pick out a form for my Buck. The form is a plastic sculpture of what your deer is shaped like. Then Matt puts the skin back on, just like fitting a leather glove on your hand. Matt showed me how he puts extra detail work to make the nose and the eyes look  real.

Some hunters told me that it takes a year or more to get your deer finished by a Taxidermist. But, when I asked Matt how long I’ll have to wait he said, “Oh, I’ll have your Buck ready by Trout Season!” I said, “Sounds good, that’s really fast!”

Well Matt was right on with his promise. On March 28, 2016, Matt called us to say my Buck was ready to be picked up. Wow, that only took about 5 months. A few of my friends shot their bucks TWO Seasons ago and they don’t have their bucks back on their wall yet.

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I was so excited to drive to Gornick’s Taxidermy Shop to see my buck. When we got inside, there were so many mounts that I didn’t even see my Buck at first. And, It was hanging right in front of us. Vayda and I stood by a Big Buffalo head. Vayda was as tall as the Buffalo’s head. Matt took my Buck off the wall and said I could carry it. It was so light, I thought it was going to be so heavy.

The next day we got a ladder and we picked out a spot on our TV-Room wall. This is our outdoor display, My Grand Dad, Chuck, caught this big 20 inch Smallmouth Bass years ago in the Juniata River, my Dad caught this 29 inch Brown Trout in the Niagara River.

But, my Buck has the best spot in the room, high up near the ceiling. Now, I still have room for when I get an Antelope and a Bull Elk or even a Bear. My Buck looks so nice on the wall, I think about my best Hunting Day ever…every time I look up at my First Ever Buck.

Hunting & Fishing Adventures!