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  1. 25 points
    Here we go again...first head of the 2019 season headed out the door. Beautiful full sneak early season 141" Schuyler County buck.
  2. 10 points
  3. 10 points
    Was going to go for one last chance at deer but this guy wanted to tag along for his first hunt for I switch up to squirrels. His constant chatter scared everything away but I take it as an investment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 9 points
    I actually made a new ice fishing friend on a new lake today. I was the only one out there about 3:00. I used a lake map to get near a drop off to try and find some crappies moving up for an evening bite. For the first half hour all I was getting was a bunch of 7-8 inch, skinny perch. About that time i hear someone coming through the crunchy snow, and he comes right at me. Instead of walking right on by when I greeted him, he stopped and bullshitted for a couple minutes, telling me he is after crappies too, and there is another shelf that he found about 20 feet from me. I asked if he was going to fish it and he said he didn't want to crowd me out. I told him to drill and fish away, and if he got on the crappies, i would come over and crowd him. Well, he gets a crappie right off the bat and tells me to get over there and grab a different hole. I proceed to start reeling them in almost as fast as I can get the bait down, while he has a full screen and hardly any bites.We compare baits, and it's easy to see that my setup is a lot smaller than his, but he doesn't have any jigs and plastic comparable. I dig in my jig box and give him a couple 3 mm jigs like I am using, and some spikes. He is instantly reeling them in right with me. It was an awesome hour and a half until we just flat ran out of light. As it was, we were using out fish finders to see our poles at the end. He kept 6 crappies about a foot long, and I kept none, and he was happy about that. I said i had a christmas dinner later, and didn't want to bother with the fish cleaning when i could be back there tomorrow. This is a perfect example why I like to hunt and fish socially so I have somebody else working with me instead of against me. Probably going to end up being one of my top days of fishing this winter.
  5. 8 points
    Bought a couple Christmas toys for my lab Ellie.3 toys 53 minutes . Destroyed . I bought most toys indestructible on the market. She destroyed them . Yesterday I went to the garage. Took out the box of old antlers I have collected. Cut the points off a scrub buck and ground edges. she is a happy pup.... nothing worse than having to take new toys away from your pup. I know they have been selling them for years but the wife didn't like the idea . Our vet approved antlers but wife dragged her feet. Wife said I better shoot a buck next year... I told her I have it covered. Theres 2 totes full in the garage.
  6. 7 points
  7. 6 points
    Odd reaction.. walked off and stood for 5 minutes 60 yards away... then walked out of sight. Shot may have Been a bit back as she was walking on shot. No gut smell...gonna leave her in case it’s liver Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 6 points
    My friend didnt like thus stand after opening day.. I feel sorry for him..
  9. 5 points
    4:31pm sunset. Cloudy with temps in the mid 30's and light 5-6mph winds. I plan to hit 3S stateland around 230 and cover a bunch of ground for 2 hours and try to kill any buck i can with the bow.
  10. 5 points
    My boy got a new rabbit . He insists on chewing the ears off all of them.
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  12. 4 points
    My first deer was a 20" wide 9 pointer. He had obviously caught his ear between his and another deer's antlers, and had a split down the length of his ear. Fortunately the taxidermist I used was able to save the "split" so it made for a cool mount. Ever since then I've used the "Splitear" handle on forums. Leland is my name, so, there you go
  13. 4 points
    I have no idea how long this has been around but it is a hoot! Merry Christmas everyone. https://youtu.be/NjLj0P7Ox1U
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    I made a nice dinner for my dad, and Jenn tonight. Afterwards, my sister, and her other half stopped by with my new nephew. Very nice day. Hope you all had a nice day too.
  16. 4 points
    I got an air fryer for Christmas. Tested out on some Costanzas mango pineapple bacon that was excellent. Any good tips and items to put in welcome. leftover beef tenderloin With horseradish cream sauce , fish n corn for dinner
  17. 4 points
    Too late, he's a happy camper, been wearing that hat all day and pulling the bow back.
  18. 3 points
    Hi Everyone! I'm semi-new to New York State, and am from Ballston Spa (near Saratoga Springs). My wife and I moved up here in 2014 from Southern Illinois, and I haven't hunted at all since we moved to New York. I've got the bug again, and am excited to start hunting again in 2020. Obviously it's quite a shift from what I'm used to in Illinois, but I'm looking forward to learning not only strategies for hunting in NYS, but also about the NYS hunting regulations. I am a 4-H Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension, and am a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor in the Shotgun and Rifle disciplines (and am getting Muzzleloader certified in February). I have a lot of 4-H Volunteers that I work with in our Shooting Sports program who will be a lot of help in getting me pointed in the right direction as I begin hunting New York, and I've already gained some valuable information by lurking on the forum for a little bit. Happy Holidays Everyone!
  19. 3 points
    Old Fashion with a couple of favorites.
  20. 3 points
    Make accomodations for dad. He showed his age this season, and I'll be making some permanent stands, with easy access from the driveway. Also gonna build another blind on wheels. As far as on my end, no major changes. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
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  23. 3 points
    Looky what Santa brought me! Whoohoo! I'll be styling at a GTG this year!!!! Thanks Joe! (Goosifer) For putting a big smile on my face this morning. And Jay (TF) too. You guys are so awesome.
  24. 3 points
    Yep he was excited!! Here's to the start of an awesome 2020 deer season with my new hunter!!
  25. 3 points
    Got into a pile of fish yesterday afternoon. It's not often you ice fish when it's 55° before Christmas. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  26. 2 points
    Nice good luck! I saw 19 turkeys, 5 new treestands, endless amounts of scent wicks/cans. 1 dead head spike, and then a live deer. I tried to circle around it but couldn’t find it a second time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 2 points
    3S-looking for a doe. Kicked 2 doe on walk in- tried to circle them no luck. Walked down to spot I killed the two this year trying to find a spot a little deeper and see a good buck with two doe walking lower trail— I turn them around and sprint back to my tree hoping they loop around on this level now...desperate times call for long shot moves... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 2 points
    I never was much of a trophy hunter, even though I lucked into a few nice ones now and then. I just miss being out and a part of nature
  29. 2 points
    Yep Dan, not suggesting that a deer wouldn't be dead 99.9% of the time on the deer I saw. I just assumed it would be 100% fatal. It was a that can't be moment. But it was.
  30. 2 points
    9000 Acres and moving away from it??? I don’t think I want to know the story . Welcome aboard good luck with 2020 season
  31. 2 points
    Hey you coming to the next GTG? Bring that along and I’ll bring my climber...we can have races up the telephone poles outside of the watering holes!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 2 points
    Atta boy!!! Good to have you here’ Now wtf is a splitear_leland?!?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  33. 2 points
    this is what i used to do when i had more time to hunt for bobcats, fox, or coyotes. it works. often it was just out in a field. i'd setup just in the field edge. problem is they'd be right on top of me with a rifle. best to have one guy with a shotgun and one with a rifle.
  34. 2 points
    I’d be hesitant to give dogs antlers. Shards and possible getting lodged sideways in throat. Coming from my wife who is a veterinarian. Better safe than sorry Maizy has options
  35. 2 points
    Nice job !! And wow fast - someone is gonna be happy with an unexpected xmas gift
  36. 2 points
    Happy Birthday Matt ! You're the best of the best my friend! Woolybear sends you Birthday wishes too!!
  37. 2 points
    It's pretty easy to check the condition on a .22 barrel. If you don't see sharp lands and grooves it has had a lot of rounds through it and hasn't been properly maintained. Most often the barrel is not "shot out". Ammo for a .22 LR is not hot enough, or fast enough, to remove the rifling in the bore. The trouble is cause by the rifling filling up with lead. Almost any .22 LR barrel can be brought back to life by removing the lead buildup in the bore. It's not an easy process and requires time and effort, but the barrel can be cleaned, without a lot of expense, and the accuracy will return.
  38. 2 points
    already been at least 3 ice rescues on Oneida this season. Guys going out and spudding the ice on the way to see if they can make it. Wish they would charge people $1000 when this happens for all the manpower and risk for others involved for a few fish. Legion has an awesome fish fry for $10. Wait til safe ice!
  39. 2 points
    So you all know baiting works. This guy came into cookies and whole milk. Merry Christmas to you all! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  40. 2 points
    Mind blown by your originality there haha.
  41. 2 points
    Yeah with 4.5 yr old jerky no one else wanted...
  42. 2 points
    Chiefs AT Bills? This will be EPIC Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 2 points
    Got it had to move the scope all the way down on the arm. It’s good to 40yrds. Thanks guys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  44. 2 points
    It's not often I feel jealous lol
  45. 2 points
    What's her address/ phone #...?? Can she keep a secret ??
  46. 2 points
    There lies the misconception.. that shot is not below the spine.. below the top of back but not spine. Actually above the spinal cord.. non lethal shot with a bow or crossbow.. often lethal with a gun due to the shock..
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  48. 1 point
    Right now, Public Land is what I'm looking at, unless I can get hooked up with some private land. I've never hunted public land, so that's a new one for me to. I guess knowing all of the farmers back home and marrying into a family that farms 9000 acres kind of spoiled me when it comes to hunting ground
  49. 1 point
    Happy Bday! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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