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  1. 24 points
    Absolutely nothing wrong with legally shooting young bucks. Over the years I've shot a good number of them. And proud of every one of em too! At this stage of my hunting career, I "choose" to hunt bucks with a little more age on them for the added challenge. But in no way does that mean I'll "never" shoot another young one! Depends on the circumstances? It is very important to me, to not lose sight of why I hunt. And not be caught up in the quest to shoot older bucks, and lose sight of the many reasons I enjoy being out there! Shoot What You Like...........Like What You Shoot. Pretty simple recipe for deer hunting enjoyment. No one size fits all. No hunter should ever question, what another hunter decides to shoot! And no hunter should ever feel diminished by what they "choose" to shoot. It's all hunting. And it's all good my friends.
  2. 23 points
    I would shoot the egg if I came across one at this point. lol
  3. 21 points
    Well when your daughter comes home for your bday and says, let’s go shooting ,it doesn’t get much better ! Unless you add winning an AR the night before at Culver’s QDMA banquet ! She only gets back to shoot 2-3 times a year ,but keeps,them all center mass on an a man sized target . Planning on getting her private one on one lessons in the future too , and a new handgun .
  4. 20 points
    Gonna use this guy as a bench end. Have to add some eyeballs.., finish up the base.., and let him drink another can of varnish. Just need to carve up something for the other side now and put it all together. Quick eagle I just finished up the other day too.
  5. 19 points
    I think its a decent article. Leave the choice to the hunter and let each hunter be happy with his or her choice.
  6. 19 points
    But thanks again to Jason WNY Bowhunter on another great mount. He is a great taxi. Out of wall space - not a problem I was expecting. Going to have to be a whopper going foward. But if I shoot a dandy, I hope Jason will take him in!
  7. 19 points
    Sunday I went down to my buddies and to move a stand. Another friend came with me and before we could get the stand down you know who shows up..........after 4 years she's getting a little too close. I'm wincing because I didn't want her to peck my blinkers out. She's nuts for the 4 wheeler and the company I think. She runs after the wheeler as I drive away, then takes wing and flies right up to if not in to me! Jumped onto the front rack Up onto the handlebars Walked up my arm And across my shoulders before flying down
  8. 18 points
    Found this little mutt draggin' his butt through the sawdust today,lol
  9. 16 points
    I refuse to hide the fact that I am a hunter. On public land, I won't hunt right on a hiking trail. But if someone has an issue with me being seen with a gun or bow in my hand, that's their problem. I have as much right to be there as they do. I don't intend to infringe on their activity, they shouldn't infringe on mine. Don't disparage my camo and hunting implement, and I won't make fun of your stupid looking hiking and biking shorts!
  10. 15 points
    Quick stomp today led us to this deadhead. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  11. 15 points
    I went last night locally to Hudson Valley Steakhouse- it was pretty good considering it’s not in NYC. I posted a few pics in the dinner thread. I knew it was going to rain today, so I played golf with my 91 year old grandfather yesterday before dinner. Today I’ll get my haircut Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 15 points
    When a hunter first starts out, a buck any buck is s trophy. it was to me, I can remember my first spike he was small and the guys at deer camp were kiding me about the size. My dad spoke right up and said it takes a good shot to hit the smaller ones. It instantly made me feel good about my deer. As I have gotten older I have passed up a bunch of smaller deer and don’t regret it. But this only shooting big bucks has a negative effect on younger/ new hunters. I’ve seen this first hand with my son and wife, they wanted to shoot bigger bucks right from the get go and passing up deer started having a negative effect on them. Let’s face it the end goal of hunting is shooting a animal to enjoy the meat and the accomplishment of making a good kill. Well I could see they both were loosing interest because going hunting and not pulling the trigger or releasing a arrow is well anticlimactic and at times boring. Told them we needed to start hunting for meat and the antlers will come, and what do you know I could see their interest return and they wanted to go hunting more, because they knew that it was ok to shoot a deer any deer.
  13. 14 points
    Here's some pictures of my weekend jaunt to coastal Georgia. I brought a first-time hunter and co-worker with me, he made this old man proud. We each killed 2 hogs Saturday and turkey hunted Sunday (no luck). Carried a puppy back home for a fella near Harrisburg PA as a favor. Heading back next week to turkey hunt, I probably should just move there.
  14. 14 points
    When a Deer Hunter wins the Lottery
  15. 13 points
    The guys that piss me off are the career tailgaters! You can be doing 40 in a 30, or 70 in a 55, or 120 in 45 for that matter, and they're still right on your ass! They even got the balls to flash their alternating headlights, then turn on those obnoxious flashing red and blue roof lights, and some will even go so far as to use sirens to intimidate you, or yell at you over an intercom speaker to "PULL OVER" and then they just pull up behind you anyhow. THEN they take you to work with them, and the whole way there they drive 5 under the limit and talk about you to their buddies over the radio like they just caught the biggest fish in the lake,lol
  16. 13 points
    Picked up the new king of the basement over the weekend. I'm very happy with how he turned out. I might need to move him as he makes my 8 point look smaller than he really is. Going to be few more months before my once in a lifetime buck comes home. Good things come to those that wait. I hope? I really need to shoot a bear to pull the room together
  17. 13 points
    Planted 300 White Spruce from Saratoga Nursery back in 2007. About 250 made it. We planted a small area of 11 trees. I let my daughter do that. We call it Michaela's forest. They are growing real nice! So is she 19 and in college!!! lol
  18. 12 points
    The beginning of the "DEER LIVES MATTER" movement.
  19. 12 points
    Went to the farm yesterday to reboot a cell camera and spotted the first shed about 200 yards out in the middle of a field. Actually looks like last year's that got hit with the plow or disk. After finding that one, Evan and I looked more and I found number 2 for the season!
  20. 12 points
    I started off going after larger deer and boy was that a futile adventure. I still enjoy going after them and still pass young deer but sometimes you have to take what is given and enjoy the adventure. Last year was one of my more memorable hunting trips. The excitement on the 2nd year hunters face, eating venison in deer camp of the deer we just dragged out a few hours earlier was amazing.
  21. 12 points
    Cameras have been soaking since early February.
  22. 12 points
    Finally got out for a few hours in between rain showers to change some camera cards and look around for sheds. Found one the mice got to already, and then found a matched set laying next to each other. First time finding a set. Found two deer kill sites and a turkey kill site. Found a bear den too. Black tufts of hair on those broken roots. Productive hike in 60 degree temps!
  23. 12 points
    Way back in the summer of 1980, just after I graduated college, custom rifles were all the rage. After reading a book on customizing rifles by T.L. Bish,(https://www.hillcountrybooks.com/products/keyword/%20care) I decided my Plainfield Machine M1 Carbine needed to be gentrified. I spent the better part of that summer doing the work in my back yard. (Got a great tan that summer) The rifle was completely polished, tuned, smoothed and reblued. I added Williams sights, a front ramp and a rear peep. The bolt was jeweled and a Fajen mannlicher walnut stock was also worked from a rough semi finished piece. It was fitted to the rifle when it was completed. She's a hunting rifle with the 5 round mag, but still works as my home defense rifle and will still shoot a 30 round mag without fail. It shoots into a 2" group at 100 yards all day long. It wasn't a collectible M1 to begin with, so no harm done to it's value. Some may not like it, but I love it. The pictures show how it looks, with one added to show how it used to look.
  24. 11 points
    Thanks everyone , I ran out of likes . Had swim class tonight and a quick dinner of sausage and broccoli. Got home and and had some pie with archer. Grandma is gonna watch archer overnight tomorrow so my wife and I can go out.
  25. 11 points
    Jenn, and I walked 1.71 miles according to my ONX app. No sheds found, walked slow scanning as far as we could see, nothing... however! We founds tons of good rubs, and I marked them all on my app...so now I can do a bit more studying at least. I did find some buck beds full of hair too.