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  1. I’d like to share a treasure. It may not be as much a treasure to you (the readers) as it is to me. But, I want to share it just for my own gratification. The inspiration came from a forum post on this website where a few of you were talking about keeping journals. Your journals were probably different reasons but I’d like to express the increase in value to the family when the author is no longer around. It’s nothing more than a portion from my father’s journals that describes his very first hunting trip to the Adirondacks but first let me give you a little background. Dad, at this time, was a single farm boy, 22 years of age, sixth grade education and trying to get by working for the town and doing odd farm work to get by during the depression. That being said here is the journal excerpt copied into text just as he wrote it. November 1929 1 F We put up snow fence. I got my deer license. I got a check for $63.00. 2 S We did not work today. I went out town and got the rest of my hunting outfit and got everything packed. We start at 6 Oclock in the morning for Star Lake. 3 Su Thirteen of us started for the mountains about 9 Oclock. We got to Star Lake about 6 Oclock. We had supper at Young’s Camp and stayed all night. 4 M We loaded our camping stuff on a wagon and went back in the woods about 9 miles and got our tent set up and some wood cut and beds set up in time to go to bed. 5 T The guide come this morning and we started hunting. We did not git any thing. 6 W I saw the first deer I ever saw runing wild. two does and a fawn standing about 50 ft away. They stood and look right at me for about a minit. We got one buck today an 8 point. 7 Th We didn’t get anything today. 8 F We didn’t get anything. 9 S We got two bucks. It got dark and we had to leave one over across the river. One 6 point and one 12 point. 10 Su We went over and got the one we left last night. I missed the first buck I saw. We got one other one today a 12 point. 11 M We got one today a 6 point. 2 points on one side and 4 on the other. 12 T I shot mine - a 6 point. Hugh Moag got his about twenty minutes after. an other 6 pointer. 13 W We didn’t git anything today. 14 Th We got one today – a 3 point. Mr. Young come in and got all the deer but the last one. We didn’t have him in camp yet. 15 F We packed up and Mr. Young came in and got our stuff. We had supper at his place and stayed all night. 16 S We got our stuff all packed on the truck and in the cars and started home about noon. We got in Perry Center about 10 Oclock. Clark came out and got Warren Brown and I. I got my check for $4.50 from the town. 17 Su We all went down to Leslie Wright’s and got our pictures taken with the deer. The trip cost us about $21.00. ggg
    11 points
  2. I doubt that.Ya gotta give credit where it's due. You can't blame folks for being opinionated or even downright defensive when it comes to a sport that we all love. I think squabbling amongst each other brings to light many points/views which may otherwise be overlooked. Most adults on the site can understand the value in a good debate. How boring would it be if we all were pushover pantywaists who agree with everything/everyone? I also doubt that physical confrontation would ensue because the internet tough guys would most likely shake like a dog sh#tting burdocks if they were confronted!
    8 points
  3. I've been wanting to try my hand at taxidermy for a while now. A friend walked me through the mounting process on my bow buck from this past season. I ended up picked up 5 bucks to mount. After dealing with some serious frustrations with the whole splitting/fleshing of the face, I finally had a cape ready for the pickle and tanning process. The test subject was my wife's opening morning buck. Thankfully, everything came together smoothly and I'm pretty happy with the results. Now, just have to give it a couple weeks to dry...then I can airbrush, paint and add the finishing touches. BEFORE: On to the next one!!!
    6 points
  4. I'd buy an Internet Forum and kick off all the people that give me grief. All the rest I'd send monthly monetary gifts........
    6 points
  5. First thing id do....................HIDE
    5 points
  6. 15 fox 6 yotes 40 rats 3 mink 5 coons Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    4 points
  7. The reason why I wouldn't leave ammo on my dashboard is cause I don't want some little P.O.S. to see it and think where there's ammo , there might be a weapon. The next thing you know , you come back to your vehicle and find someone smashed a window and broke in.
    4 points
  8. I can't believe you guys missed this one . you guys are slipping.
    3 points
  9. Put in my 10 bucks just to be in it. My life won't change if I don't win. It's only money.
    3 points
  10. I'd organize & fund, pulled pork & rib cooking competitions, outside / upwind of some mosques.
    3 points
  11. A massive meet and greet would be better Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  12. This was squashed in the late 1800's, no language in constituation clearly states that and numerous supreme court findings since have strengthened Fed ownership of land. You boys will have to find something else to argue about
    3 points
  13. I was out in the woods today in a place I've only walked through once before. I came upon a spot where 4 or 5 high traffic deer trails were crossing and I couldn't believe the musky smell. It was almost overpowering. I slapped a cam on a tree and got out of there as fast as possible so I didn't leave any more scent. I can't wait to see what pops up on the cam. Could the smell be left over from the rut or do bucks continue leaving such a strong smell now? Or am I just crazy?
    2 points
  14. Hello everybody, my name is Jim and have been an avid hunter for around 30 yrs. I hunt mostly just deer with bow/muzzleloader and rifle, mostly on the Tughill plateau. I live in the Watertown NY area. I consider myself a meat hunter first/trophy hunter second. I have never been a part of any forum at all but have been reading some posts on here now for a few weeks and it seems like a great group of hunters. I cant get enough of talking about my favorite pastime and I look forward to trading stories and information with people of like minded interests as well as meeting new friends
    2 points
  15. Some does are still cycling if they were not bred on the first or second estrus cycles they come into season again every 26 days or so. It will be interesting to see the photos, but the breeding party or what I call the Whitetail Breeding Nucleus (WBN) moves through the woods. The action, hence the smell, is not stuck in a static place. The action probably has moved on and like the scent,...the breeding pheromones that you smelled will quickly disperse. But as to crazy...who am I to say?
    2 points
  16. I would become the next Jim Shockey and travel to every inch of this Earth except I wouldn't be televising my hunts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  17. I would stay in the area but definitely would be looking to buy a very large farm with about 1000 acres and build homes on it for the entire family and maybe use one of the old corn field for a golf course.....
    2 points
  18. No Watergate. She was fired from the legal investigation for malfeasance.
    2 points
  19. Hiding in plain sight isn't so much about the camo pattern, as it is, about a frame of mind. lol...
    2 points
  20. Also as much as people may hate each other on the internet/forum often times in real life when they meet they realize they are more similar than different and actually get along You Can't Beat My Meat!
    2 points
  21. I'll probably just end up attaching the hanger to the plywood on the back of the form.
    2 points
  22. Now that I've put a few years behind me, I've learned to hide in plain sight if need be! ????
    2 points
  23. I'd make sure my kids and sisters kids could go to any school they wanted and my parents and wife's parents never worked another day....pay off all my and sisters debt and I'd donate a large chunk to the hospital that has been keeping my dad healthy... Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    2 points
  24. The back 30 yielded 1 coon and I got to bring my best friend in life aka man's best friend Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    2 points
  25. I hit an 8 point a couple of years ago in the hindquarter with my truck. He cartwheeled off the road. When I walked up on him he was taking his last breath. There was no external bleeding. Even though I hit him in the hind quarter, the pressure that transferred to his abdomen and forward, causing multiple blood vessels to burst. His chest and abdomen were full of blood even though I hit him in the hindquarter. BTW, his rack was unscathed and hangs in my garage with the salvage tag the state trooper gave me. At the time I was thinking, "Gee, free buck and those salvage tags are free and unlimited." My $500 deductible proved otherwise.
    2 points
  26. I'd tell my boss to stick it up his
    2 points
  27. If I won, I buy you all the biggest dam piece of hunting grounds available in this state, FR. Then establish an ideal habitat for different species. You would all be invited as long as you can get along with each other. Think that could work? I think I'll just wait to get struck by lightning instead.
    2 points
  28. that thought makes me want to vomit
    2 points
  29. You would be on here all alone !
    2 points
  30. I always speculated on why so many animals end up dead in the road. I'm convinced some of them were depressed.
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. I thought that was going to be link to Dan Bilzerian's Instagram .......
    1 point
  33. Do they still allow hunting out on Smith Point Park? I used to have good luck out there on the dunes.
    1 point
  34. Luckily only maybe 10.. usually I have over 15 20 grinners Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    1 point
  35. FYI,Just make sure that you use food grade diatomaceous earth,gets rid of ants and other crawly critters,some people take it internally,good for getting rid of intestinal parasites,google food grade diatomaceous earth you will be surprised at all the uses, keeps chickens healthy use it on pets instead of flea powder
    1 point
  36. I'd hunt and fish everywhere in the world that I want to as long as I am physically able to do it and I'd take along a few of my good buddies like my old pal Fungus Face, Lawdwaz and Miranda Lambert.
    1 point
  37. We always bone everything out.separate by muscle groups,etc.. In reality I have only weighed the total take from a deer a couple times out of curiosity.. Both times it was around 70#s ( I don't really remember exact #) On the other hand, very few of my deer get weighed either.lol.. I have had them weight from a 100 to over 200# dressed.. I would have guessed my average deer weighed 140#. I reread chart and i see i missed the difference between dressed and hanging. Chart does seem a little optomistic..I think my average has probably gone down though , now that I take most of my deer downstate..ha,ha
    1 point
  38. Found out he scored high 140's and was 200 lbs. Just today two other bucks in the same area were seen by my friend. Almost or just as big as the road kill buck.
    1 point
  39. watch that rain. Ya , took a walk yesterday Every set of tracks I saw were a pair.
    1 point
  40. Would this chart help. Deer to Venison Weight Estimates.pdf
    1 point
  41. She shouldn't have been allowed to stay in politics after Watergate. Just sayin'.........
    1 point
  42. Fired up the grill for a couple t-bones. Along with that roasted baby golds, jalapeno stuffed mushrooms ( used my homemade canned jalapeno's ), sauteed garlic and shallots to top the steak, and garlic steamed asparagus ( yes, we love our garlic in this house ). Might wash it down with a Grolsch.
    1 point
  43. Go to church Sunday, you'll see the light.
    1 point
  44. Count me in . Called in my first today! Won't be the last.
    1 point
  45. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    1 point
  46. Yah you're kinda being a bit non-confrontational when you should maybe get a wee bit confrontational.
    1 point
  47. You know, you will never have the gift of those damning ATV tracks again. They are better than trail-cam pictures that have to fire at precisely the right time to catch them in the act, and likely will not really be pictures of anything happening. I hate to see people getting away with things like that. In fact they may assume credit for making you move and turn around and do it to your remaining relative trying to get him to move out. It just seems to me that you would be one pissed-off guy ready to see somebody pay for attempting to do you in. I know I would be, regardless of whether I was vacating the property or not.
    1 point
  48. I keep that all in my head...one day I'll forget these things...but by that time...Well, if I'd written it all down...I'd forget where I put it anyways
    1 point
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