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  1. My beautiful bride had some outpatient surgery this morning. Doc said all went fine, and she's going to be ok. It's been a long road since her breast cancer surgery last summer. Breaks my heart when I see her in pain. But I have her resting comfortably here at home now. So all is good! God heard my prayers.
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  2. Here he is! Kinda hard to take pics in rain but glad I was able to finally kill this buck after so many encounters and screw ups on my part Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  3. Around 4:00 this happened. I will write something up in the bow harvest thread for those who are interested in the emotional rollercoaster between 3:15 and 4:00 ish. Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
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  4. I sat tonight out in my woods and saw 3 adult does and 8 fawns. I shot one of the does. She weighed in at 127 field dressed.
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  5. I got him on Long Island won’t be able to process it until tomorrow. Solid 8 that’s my father’s rem. 1100 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  6. Had a successful holiday hunt this am with my father. I walked, he sat. I got this buck about 930 am. Nice way to spend the day off after Christmas
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  7. I made my second trip in three days down to Canadice this morning, planning to hunt till dark but didn't have to. I expected fog and rain but luckily (!!!!) it was only rain. Had a doe and fawn to my north early that didn't present a shot. Around 9am another combo came from the south and that doe gave me a good shot and I took it. She dropped on the spot. That caps a good but difficult season for me. I hunted pretty hard at one farm and piled the miles on my truck, trying for one particularly big buck I saw a couple times to no avail. I saw plenty of 1.5 year olds the first couple weeks of gun season then they turned into hens teeth too....... I shot a buck with the bow 4 doe (gave one to an old friend in poor health that loves venison still at 89 YO) so have plenty of venison for the year. Oh yea, I searched high & low in my truck, the barn and my ass for the PA DWT (Deer Weight Tape) and couldn't come up with it. Luckily I have a scale or two available. She was 112lbs dressed (heart and lungs left for the critters Bizzy)
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  9. Heard lots of shots in my area of northern Columbia county (4u). My nephew missed a spike, twice. Said he was shaking too bad. He took a small doe later in the morning, and seen a dozen or more deer on the neighbors property thats off limits. Walking in yesterday morning a few minutes after legal , I see several deer about 100yrds out running around. Binoculars showed two smaller bucks chasing a doe. They were in and out of the field several times before they ran into the scrub for good. Had a BB walk past 3 times with his nose to the ground grunting trying to figure out where those deer went to. Buddy across the road had 10 does, fawns in the thick stuff. Only deer he could get a clear shot on was a spike, which he passed. Afternoon hunt I went in the same blind and had several does, fawns and a spike milling around in the brush. Took this doe with one ear and half a tail.
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  11. This is going to be a long process but the process has finally started! My wife and I just bought a house after living in the same downtown Troy apartment for 15 years. And mounting animals in my living room was getting old and frustrating. Luckily the house we bought has a massive garage that will become my taxidermy shop. Over 3000 square feet. It does needs a lot of work and I'd like to share the process with all of you. Not gonna do to much with it over the winter, maybe just some interior demo. Gonna set up shop in the basement for the time being, definitely better than the living room! Progress will probably a little slow but I'll try to keep you all updated. The dog loves it just the way it is though! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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  12. I made it out for the last 3 hrs of the afternoon today. At 4pm I had a momma doe her piebald button buck and little doe come in and hangout out eating the winter rye 10 yards in front of me for a good 30 minutes.
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  13. BBD! Watched him drop in the field Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  14. 4:58 ish and what an adventure. A doe walks through the creek and up onto the bank (credit to me for not shooting her in the water). Had a hangfire and missed. Got reloaded, POP, bad cap? Got another one in and whump, she dropped like a bag of badadas. The final day has been very good to me! Even though this is no longer the final day. Next week is sidelock season Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    23 points
  15. Dropped a decent sized doe tonight. I spotted a group of 15 or so from a half mile away and closed the distance to 175 yards or so. I’m fully addicted to running and gunning on the ground and spot and stalking deer. It’s been my worst season in terms of killing a good NY buck but honestly I’ve had more fun the last few weeks pushing the envelope on the ground than I’ve had in a while. I’ve got one either sex tag left for tomorrow. Might pop another doe or may hold out for horns Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  16. Left to right: CrappyIce Jerkman Chef Biz TCIII Diplomat Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  17. My lawnmower man was fading so I took him in for a touch up today.
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  18. I spent some time with my grandaughter (around lunchtime) practicing archery in the backyard before heading to the woods. Got the spot I wanted (the spot I hunted Sunday) with perfect wind. Found lots of fresh sign and climbed the same tree I sat Sunday. Around 3:00 ish I saw what I thought was a 6 point headed my way browsing slowly. It took about 5 minutes for the deer to come within range, but behind brush. I kept thinking Crappie would say what a sexy six. Twice I drew and had to let down as the deer took its sweet time to clear the cover. At 15 yards, I drew and held as the deer was facing towards me. Eventually, at about 10 yards the deer turned enough to expose vitals and I let the arrow loose. The deer ran a few yards and I could see my arrow and lighted nock stuck in the ground. The deer walked in a 10 yard circle as if it was trying to figure out what just happened. Then the deer trotted off. That was the strangest reaction I have ever witnessed from a deer that had been wounded. I took compass reading of last sighting of the deer and sat wondering what just happened. Curiosity got the better of me and within 15 minutes, I was on the ground checking out the arrow and looking for confirmation of the hit. I found white hair and the arrow was covered in rumen. My heart sank. Did I blow a 10 yard shot? My mind raced as I tried to understand what went wrong between release and impact and trying to correlate that with the deer's reaction. Nothing made sense, so when in doubt, back out. I packed up, marked the point of impact and headed out. My rout would take me in the direction the deer had headed. Eighty yards away, to my surprise, I saw the deer laying dead. I was so thankful and relieved. I went from one of my lowest of lows to the highest of highs. Turns out the sexy six was a fine five, but I was happy none the less. From what I could tell, the arrow hit both lungs, liver and stomach. Not sure how that happened. Anyway, I am relieved that it was a humane kill. Better yet the deer ran 80 yds closer to the truck, so win-win. The 400 yd drag was all uphill, but I knew that going in. I may still "hunt" in January, but it will be more about getting outdoors than anything else. Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
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  19. Buddy who hunts at my camp shot this yesterday at Sarnoff preserve Long Island. Walked in at 4 shot it 4:30. Third deer this year. Decent buck. Loves venison!
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  20. After over five years of planning and delays, we are a go for our (wife and I ) long planned trip to South Africa...Eastern Province out of Port Elizabeth. She had always wanted to do the animal viewing thing, and I have long dreamed of Kudu since reading Ruark as a kid (and many times since). Only a very modest package for impala, wart hog (only if with exceptional tusks,) Kudu...which is my primary, and surprisingly enough my wife insisted on me getting her a zebra rug! Okie dokey! We are split five days being a tourist (including visiting Addo elephant reserve, deep sea fishing, big cat rehabilitation, visiting street markets among others, and five days in the field. Using my guides .270, which greatly simplifies the travel plans. We are in the "pulling all the stuff together" phase, to be sure we dont miss anything, and to minimize our packing. Of course once back, I will post highlights. Hopefully this will compensate for my poor showing for the past fall deer hunting.
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  21. Congratulations to everyone who punched a tag this year and to those who didn't but enjoyed themselves anyway. Congratulations to those who learned from their time in the woods. Congratulations to those who just got out and were able to clear their minds... A big Congratulations to anyone who just experienced their first season hunting deer in NY and an even bigger thank you for joining us. Memories made, freezers filled... lessons learned. TIME WELL SPENT. Some will hang racks and others won't. How ł/you/we measure success vs how anyone else measures success is irrelevant. Some of us made memories we will cherish forever. Whether they were first time experiences or unbeknownst to us, the last of many because we may lose someone we love and/or enjoy spending time with before we have another chance to make more memories with them. The petty strife is setting in and it's depressing. Thank you to everyone who kept this thread and the overall forum positive and had allowed others to learn from or take pleasure while reading about your experiences. Here's to a successful and drama free 2022...
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  22. Father scored this afternoon. BIG old camel head doe
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  23. After a three month hiatus from the taxidermy stand, the first for the new season is headed for the drying wall. Guess I still remember how to do it. One down, 39 more to go...
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  24. Smoked this matriarch on the 23rd. Easily the biggest doe I've ever seen. Her head was longer than my boot! Can't wait to see way her teeth age out as. She was a hard fought deer and a great way to end my season and retire my bow with. My first deer ever with that bow was a doe. This year I was able to not only kill my first coyote with that bow but also finish it's career as my primary with a doe. Seems very fitting and full circle. https://www.instagram.com/thejerkman #JerkmanCustoms #WeDemandUnlimitedLikes
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  25. Here is he folks! A bit better than a spike. I didn’t see his left side until I went back and retrieved him. I was disappointed earlier but honestly it was a cool hunt I won’t forget anytime soon and meat in the freezer which is what this is all about. I figured it was a spine hit since he dropped but double lunged him so backstraps are good to go! Second pic is the deer a couple feet away [emoji2357] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  26. So I have decided to go on a journey and start to eat better. I know this is something many do and sometimes struggle to find healthy food that tastes good. I will chronicle some of my meals here and updated on my progress as well. Tonight was the start and I’ll see how it goes. Half roasted chicken with quinoa broccoli and asparagus. I make a simple sauce of lemon juice, salt and pepper to go over the top Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  27. Shot my heaviest deer in November, 205lbs on the hoof 155 dressed and about 50lbs of meat. Rack has a nice chocolate color and did a euro mount.
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  28. Hey thanks. Sore throat is gone, still have slight headache and congestion. If I think back when this all started it was Monday morning. Tested positive Wednesday morning so today is day 4. Hopefully it's all going in the right direction!
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  29. Wow the off season started fast, barely had time to take my boots off.
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  30. My wife ain’t happy now .just got done ordering the 23’ vette,black with red leather .He said I may get it come fall early winter .What an impulse buy LOL.
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  31. My nephew just called he bought 160 acres in Sumner county , one of Tenn. best deer counties . It’s just ten minutes from his lake house , so that’ll be a nice base camp . The guy who owns the land nextdoor is a CEO of a 300 and some restaurant chain, and a fellow Hunter ,they hit it off well so that’s another plus . There’s some Bass Pro Hunter guy around there , the world record non typical ( short held record ) was killed there , Seems like a good spot ! Found this online . If you have recently read anything about deer, there is little doubt north-central Tennessee has had more than a mention. The recent buck killed in Sumner County called the Tucker Buck and the increase in Boone & Crockett entries are all pointing to this area as a region of the Volunteer State where there may be some good opportunities to harvest a trophy deer. I never went down before because his spot wasn’t owned by him ,was an hour away from his house and he only hunts weekends more or less . This opens things up . Now Mrs Nomad wants to buy a couple acres off him and move …….
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  32. Beagles are one of the most refined hunting breeds in existence, they have been specifically bred to hunt Rabbits and Hare for hundreds of years. I have had other dogs breeds that could put Rabbits in the bag for me, I had a pretty fair English Coonhound that was good and even had an Airedale that put out quite a few for me but all and all a well bred Beagle is the way to go. There are nuances within the Beagle breed relating to size, nose and speed, I hunted mostly Hare on snow so I wanted Beagles up on legs and that had cold noses. Al
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  33. I lost my favorite log crossing due to the rain from Hurricane Ida over the summer. Found this one a few months ago. This one has potential until it freezes over.
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  34. Dec 7 th . Was last 5 min of my season and he came out chasing . No regrets and my Winchester lightweight 06 came through again
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  35. Few jumbos from last weekend. Big deal to catch perch over a foot in my book. My in laws were telling me Honeoye lake has 6+ inches of ice. Anyone hear of people fishing there yet?
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  36. @Biz-R-OWorldhas a grinder. My bad, he said he is on Grindr. Sorry. Got mixed up.
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  37. Up and ready to roll out. Never hunted on my birthday before. This feels weird.
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  38. Live from the woods. Not hunting, just out for a little post-Christmas nature walk with Miss Ellie. It was beautiful out.
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  39. I didn’t hunt much at all this year due to an injury back in October. And last year I shot what I thought was a pretty good buck on Election Day, only to hit him a touch back in the liver. He ended up doubling back to where he came from and I never found him. The gentleman who cares for the adjoining property ended up finding him a few days later and took the head. I only found out about it over the summer in a conversation with him. He promised that he would return it to me and today he finally did. After it being a bust this year and many sleepless nights last season as I continued to look for this buck, I’m glad that I’ve finally got him back. It turns out that he’s a 13 point. I’m going to drop him off and have his skull whitened up so more this week.
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  40. One down and hoping for a few more. Can’t beat the views either way.
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  41. Took my nephew on a charter a few months ago and he caught a bonito. I saved the tail, dried it and mounted it to a puck since he’s obsessed with hockey. He doesn’t know about it and I’ll give it to him on Christmas.
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  42. The whole conversation is odd to me really. I can see both sides to a point. On one hand a guy can plant food plots, put up a redneck blind, sit in there with the heater on watching 300 acres of corn and shoot a deer with a $3,000 rifle and drive over on his UTV and drag it out. Yet a camera is an unfair advantage?? Give me a break. If I were to come up with a rifle system that were computer driven somehow to never miss a shot, hunters would buy it up faster than I can get them. Same with crossbows, look how that market is taking off in NY. Are fish finders cheating also? How many of you would be ok with banning them while fishing? I see no issues with trailcams. I have 5 cell cams, yet I did not tag a buck this year. Most hunters could run 20 cameras and still not be able to piece together anything meaningful. The cameras are as much for entertainment than anything. We have debates on here constantly about "if you don't want to use a crossbow, then don't", "if you don't like the early season then don't hunt it" but now it's suddenly ok for someone to tell someone else if they should be allowed to use cameras? Is this sentiment a worry that the neighbor might find out about a big buck hanging around? In my opinion, we have enough BS in NY, trail cameras don't even register for the list. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
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  43. At the age of 20,I had a great idea of raising Silver Fox LOL .I took care of them as good as many good dog owners take care of their dogs .I collected urine from them for my own personal use on the Trapline .Urine that was collected was done from November til February.Fox were fed during that time an assortment of meat (beaver,muskrat,ect.)Learned a good bit about fox in general .Granted ,they were more domesticated than Wild .When time warrants ,I may get back into it a bit .Figured some may find it interesting.
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