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  1. Daughters first time out hunting with me. In the hut with the heater. Sent from my LG-US998 using Tapatalk
    20 points
  2. This guys time was up after 7 or 8 encounters getting late in the season Sent from my LGL64VL using Tapatalk
    17 points
  3. Broke the ice and shot a doe at 3 pm . She dropped in her tracks. I love my 25-06 single shot. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    17 points
  4. Ok Jay...I brought Carly for luck...no excuses now! Lets go Father and Daughter teams!
    17 points
  5. A friend of my cousin found this absolute monster laying dead in his backyard yesterday afternoon. This deer was a local legend in the Bath area and several locals were after him. The DEC was called and came to investigate, no signs of a bullet wound were found so they issued a salvage tag. He was rough scored at 200 - 204, just a truely impressive NY buck!
    13 points
  6. Thursday, November 15, 12:15 pm. 11 yards, 15 feet up, stopped at my wind. I let the arrow fly. First buck I've called in. First deer I've called in for a kill. After seeing movement behind me, I used a single, light bleat, followed by a couple of quick grunts. He wandered for a bit, but came right in. I glassed the arrow from the stand, and it was bright red. I waited 30-40 mins, after having watched him bound out of site at 20-30 yards a rip. I never heard him crash, and lost his movement in the thick trees. @grampy kept my head in the game through a difficult track...
    13 points
  7. With this buddy heater u can be in here with just your thermals. Lol my daughter trying on the ear muffs in case I shoot Sent from my LG-US998 using Tapatalk
    11 points
  8. I put a deer in my freezer last week and he hasn't moved since.... I'd say yes, deer activity definitely decreases the colder they get!
    11 points
  9. I recalled today that I shot my first buck deer on the day after Thanksgiving in 1966... That was 52 years ago.....He had a spike on one side and a fork on the other...I was so excited that I did not realize he had a fork, and kept dragging him by the spike for about 200 yards uphill...The spike kept slipping from my hand and I had blisters before I reached the top...It was not until I went to tie my tag on his antler that I realized he was a 3 point rather than a spike..
    8 points
  10. Negative. Saw 12 in all for afternoon sit. The spike , button , bunch of fawns , one decent deer walked right below my stand , one big body at 250 I couldn’t glass through thick brush and small tree tops. And then a doe hit the big plot at 175. We couldn’t be positive of how big and I was henming and hawing for ten minutes until a fawn hit the plot nearby and size comparison I said take the doe , she’s a shooter. Well she got to pretty shaky and couldn’t steady enough and be comfortable to squeeze the trigger. Doe eventually got back into golden rod. Was hoping she’d come back out but didn’t
    7 points
  11. 1 degree in the hilltops of 8T. Good luck to everyone this morning! I'm not out this morning, instead I'm running to Rochester and back to pick up our other 3 grandkids for the next couple of days. Our 11 yr old grandson will be hunting with me for our third Black Friday hunt in a row. Going to do the the Friday afternoon sit, and as much as he's up for for on Saturday. We got a doe together the last two years in a row, but this year I've got a buck tag left. If the opportunity arises, I may just be willing to take a buck that I'd normally pass on to send him home with antlers along with
    7 points
  12. My neighbor got his truck stuck in a 3' drift when I was walking out this morning. This guy let's me hunt it so I had no problem firing up the tractor and plowing his driveway for him, about a mile long. I gave some leftovers a good home, and now back in the stand. Beautiful afternoon.
    6 points
  13. Do you ride your skateboard to your stand with a path like that? LOL
    5 points
  14. How many points for a selfie with 15 turkeys under 20 yards away? Please excuse the dirty stache. It's for Movember and thankfully will be departing Dec 1 Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
    5 points
  15. Daughter n I will be in the tower by 1 for the afternoon watch. Plots tend to be getting most action in the evening. I skipped first ever Good Friday morning sit. Been a long disappointing season since archery opener. Maybe tonight makes it all better. Fingers crossed
    5 points
  16. I agree shot placement is key, yet minor calibers without a doubt yield more lost dear . There is no debating that according to guys who’ve tracked thousands of them .
    5 points
  17. I got my first deer ever with the bow tonight in the pine bush. For some history, my dad introduced me to the sport of hunting when I was basically in diapers and I’ve loved it ever since. I got my hunting license and everything at 13 (although I may have partaken before that [emoji1]). So my first ever bow hunt at 13 years old I took a shot at a doe at 55 yds and missed low. Since then (I’m now 25) I have taken several deer with the gun, but each and every bow season I’ve gone without even drawing my bow back. Sure the years in college made it harder to hunt, but I still went a few times a
    5 points
  18. So on the final morning of a pretty miserable bow season this deer was slipping by me about 60 yards out. I grunted and he turned around and came in to 19 yards, guartering to but not severely. He piled up in just under 80 yards. Being unsure of the hit I have him three hours. Also Sodfather was hunting and I didn’t want to screw him up. For as useless as the grunt tube can sometimes seem it absolutely got me this buck You could say I was pretty happy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    5 points
  19. Stump Removal - Awesome https://www.youtube.com/embed/2a1QISYNGHs?rel=0
    4 points
  20. What an Ass my neighbor went this morning and shot a 4 pointer at 9am.Calls me at 10 and asks if I would come pick up the deer cause he doesn't want to get his wife's car dirty.What the heck is wrong with this picture?Why go hunting/take her car if you're afraid of getting it dirty/bloody.Yes I did go bring his deer home
    4 points
  21. The deer in a canoe shot would be an awesome picture. Just saying. good luck
    4 points
  22. The temps climbed to 20F in 9f with an expected high of almost 40F. Was a pain breaking ice to paddle to my morning blind.
    4 points
  23. Not just today, this kind of nonsense has been going on since I started hunting 45 years ago.
    4 points
  24. I get what your saying , however, a book by the guy who stared leashed tracking dogs in NYS, and has been on over 1,000 tracking jobs, says he gets more calls for deer shot by .243 then all other calibers combined ! So to me that certainly , says something about calibers and there effectiveness.
    4 points
  25. Among us, it has always been whoever draws first blood, tags the deer. Doesn't matter where or how the first blood was drawn. Or who fired the final shot. I've tracked deer a couple times, I hit, that went off our property and was shot by someone else. I stuck out my hand and congratulated them. One, was a very nice muture buck, on state land, during bow season. I shot him, he ran, and bedded under the tree of a kid, I had no idea was there. He put another arrow in him. After following a good blood trail, a hundred yards or so, I came upon the young hunter, standing over "his first b
    4 points
  26. here's a story this was a more than a few years back I was hunting with my 44mag seeing I had killed a deer with my bow. I was sitting on the ground I heard some shots above me on another property and a big doe came running strait at me looked like it was going to run me over. So I shot it hitting in the middle of the chest between the front legs dropping it 10 feet from me. I finished it off and was getting ready to fill out my tag when this kid came running down the hill all out of breath saying he just shot at that doe. When I saw the look on his face I told him I just finished it off so I
    4 points
  27. Plus a monster round loaf of terranova bread; mozzarella knots, sun dried tomatoes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  28. You call that a STACHE ??.. Looks like PEACHFUZZ to me.....<< GRIN>>…..
    3 points
  29. Fork and six for twenty minutes S close as ten yards , till a snow mobile in the field 100 yards away some by . They ran out other side of woods . I hate hate them in gun season !
    3 points
  30. I figured I’d post this picture for all you guys freezing your nuts off in the stand Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  31. Haha-what’s that old saying...two best days of fishing(hunting in this case) are yesterday and tomorrow!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  32. I think tomorrow will be the day, temps really going up and a small rain system coming through in the afternoon (that is forecast for cap district anyway) will make for a lot more movement
    3 points
  33. Came out if smoker last night. Apple wood smoked honey bacon.
    3 points
  34. What a couple years can do to a deer...
    3 points
  35. This is great, in the shack and my sons constantly checking out the windows while I enjoy the fire.
    3 points
  36. First, let me say I know I am stupid getting involved in this...<<sigh>>... However often a larger caliber with a heavier bullet does LESS tissue damage than a smaller , lighter constructed bullet at higher velocities... One of it's advantages is, that it is more likely to exit, making for a better blood trail... Often the smaller cailbers don't exit, and if it is a bad hit that makes for a tough tracking job...I don't think a .338 Mag hit center lung kills a deer any quicker than a .243 center lung... However a deer gut shot with the bigger gun probably will be easi
    3 points
  37. 3 points
  38. I'm sitting in the easy chair this morning just reminiscing and chillin' out, and staying warm. Got one yesterday afternoon. Very thankful, as it's been super slow! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
    3 points
  39. A gut-shot is always fatal so my opinion is the guy did the right thing. The gut shooter ought to thank the dispatcher and give him a roast or two (maybe even a backstrap) for shortening his track (plus pay him for the bullet). The deer search guys probably love gut-shot jobs because they are smelly and easy for dogs to follow. If it were a non-fatal hit (like a leg), then the leg-shooter is SOL and the guy who kills it should get it, even if there is snow and the original shooter shows up on the trail.
    3 points
  40. It has been tough hunting since opening day of gun. Have not seen a deer!! Nothing! Until today. Had seen multiple decent bucks during bow. Passed a bunch of young ones, and even was second guessing myself about not taking a couple shots, I thought were iffy at the time. (glad I did) We had to keep up with the changing bedding areas, and feeding patterns, as the traditional ones along the swamps, were flooded out with all the rain this fall. So most all our spots were changed again and again. Opening morning came with a bunch of snow. We sat what we thought were our "best" optio
    3 points
  41. I can't believe nobody has taken a deer on here the last 2 days! It's amazing how fast gun season slows movement.
    2 points
  42. Just like anywhere else a few slip through the cracks and make it to maturity but this is still NY and the young bucks get stacked up like cordwood during gun season.
    2 points
  43. This is from the hunters education course my youngest is taking. The “Rule of First Blood” The “rule of first blood” establishes a fair way to determine who can claim an animal that has been shot by two hunters. Although it may not have legal grounds, its strength and enforcement lie directly with understanding and true sportsmanship by all responsible hunters. The first hunter to place a shot in an animal’s vital area, which draws enough blood to leave a trackable trail and thus has a good chance of bringing the animal to his or her possession, may claim the animal. Conversely, if the f
    2 points
  44. This is getting too complicated. Whether you condone it or not. Whether you accept it or not. Fatal shot is simple = Deer expires because of tne shot, doesn't matter leg, gut, neck, heart, etc. You go back to camp after tracking a gut shot deer for 24 hours, someone asks is it fatal? Your answer should be yes, that's a dead deer. Unfortunate and painful for sure, but it's still Fatal 100% of the time...
    2 points
  45. Took this doe on Wednesday, 11.14.18. There was a dusting of snow. Been getting trail cam shots of a tanker and I held out for him as he was running and trailing does. But alas, only a six-point yearling was following her, so I with time running out, I let the arrow fly at her at 10:30 am. A bit far back, liver hit. Got on the easy track in the snow. Bumped her from her first bed at about 75 yards. Backed out. Gave her three hours. Came back and found her next to an old farm implement in the thick stuff...after another 75 yards. She had bedded and gotten up twice more. She bedded in honey suck
    2 points
  46. One extremely windy day (~40mph gusts), I saw the #2 biggest buck that I had on trail cam about 200 yards away walking in my direction. At 80 yards, he veered off the path and took another route. I grunted as loud as I could to get his attention, but no luck. The wind was also blowing away from the buck, so he couldn’t smell the doe in estrus scent either. I’ve considered getting a decoy for years, but never did it. This made me determined to get a decoy for next year! But, WHY wait until next year? The bucks were just starting to look for does. Especially on windy days, like we’ve had
    2 points
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