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  1. 43 points
    Morning sit with my daughter! Got in at 7 about 830 she started getting antsi. I said 15 more min and we can go. I hear crack. See a fawn run out of the wood like he was hit with a hot poker. Then I see another deer run out and back in. Then boom a big deer steps. Just a big doe. I ask my daughter what she wants me to do. She says" shoot dad" so I did. 85 yard shot she ran 30.. Awsome Thanksgiving. Hope everyone has a great day.
  2. 32 points
    I’ll post the story in the harvest thread later when I have time. Beautiful 10 pointer shot at 11:00am Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 30 points
    BBD!!!! Doubled up on thanksgiving with my daughter!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 28 points
    I stayed dry in the tower and our daughter sat in our hidden field about 700 yds away. She’s an out of state hunter so she got her first doe tag in her hunting career this year. Filled it at about 4:00 pm. So happy for her. She took a New York 8 pointer and doe, and also got her first archery deer in NJ.
  5. 25 points
    Shot this guy at 430 tracked him 250 yards across every valley ..iam bushed nice 9 point down and iam one happy camper what a way to end my seaseon all tags are filled besides a doe tag
  6. 16 points
    He wasn't close to being the highest scoring deer that I had on trailcam this year but this brute of a buck was very near the top of the most wanted list. The 3 year history with "the big one horner" came to an end tuesday afternoon.
  7. 13 points
    Spent but recovered. I love finding spent bullets on deer and here's another. I killed a buck Saturday afternoon with my 7mm-08 at 200 yards. The bullet is/was a 120gr Nosler BT and it performed as advertised. I butchered the buck this morning and found the bullet under the hide on the off-side. She weighs 75 grains now so it shed 45gr. When I pulled the trigger, in recoil I saw the bucks head through the scope flip backwards and then the entire deer vanished in the grass and fading light. The shot was perfect and right on the money, taking out the right front running gear and heart. I know a few guys enjoy this stuff along with the pictures as much as me so here ya go, Happy Thanksgiving friends!
  8. 12 points
    Finally caught up with my big guy. Shot at 7:30am today with browning bolt action slug gun, lightfield slugs. Deer was shot at about 70 yards and went 30 before dropping. Now for some doe action.
  9. 11 points
    11/26 Kunox and I went on a track this morning for an 8 pointer that was shot yesterday afternoon, this hunter’s first deer. White hair was found, but no blood. The hunter and his cousin conducted a small grid search, then backed out and called. Kunox worked the hit site, then chose a line and we were off. At 85 yards he showed us some blood smeared on a small log the buck had gone over. He ended up going hot a couple times and got on the track of live deer, but we didn’t see any blood so I took him back for a restart. The third time was a charm.....he took a different trail after we went by the known blood and 630 yards later showed us the dead buck.
  10. 10 points
    Another trip to one of the states greatest places is in the books.
  11. 9 points
    9 pointer and more points for team weak this concluded my seaseon
  12. 7 points
  13. 7 points
    Had to go to the store this morning. Drove past my hunting spots. One field had 7 doe and a 6pt that I would gladly have taken. Little further on, a slammer of a 8pt was guarding a doe next to a island of trees only 60 yrds from the road. I was going to take a pic when a truck pulled up and the guy started to get out with his rifle. I quickly pointed out the posted sign, and my clients house only 150' away. He basically said he didn't care, so I walked in the field and spooked them off. I then snapped a pic of the license plate and said DEC will be called. I hate road riders... Notice I didn't say road hunters, as I don't consider them hunters.
  14. 7 points
    Slept great last night and first night without the body aches . I hope I’m on the mend .
  15. 7 points
    I got 2-3-4 old hang ons in the shed less sketch you can have for free lol Waited for rain to pass and got in at 8am in 7f state just poking, sitting, putzin Not super into it, have had a headache for 3 days and feeling kinda bla since yesterday. I’ll be pissed if I got Covid from reading Biz’s journal! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 6 points
    Neighbors are away. Figured I’d use their kitchen when I let their dog out for them.
  17. 6 points
    I've said it before but put a few of these rubber twist ties in your pack, they're so useful! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  22. 5 points
    Congrats Moho. Unfortunately I missed when I shot at the largest buck I've ever seen this morning. Pretty bummed at the whole situation. It happened so fast, and with two 8pts and a wide 10pt standing 40 yds away and you can't shoot really sucks. Then they are running past the area you can shoot and you miss just sucks. I'm going to have nightmares about this one. Turkey is in the oven and time to crack a beer or 7. Happy Thanksgiving all. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
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  24. 5 points
    Anytime you get 34% in a year in a 401K it’s an amazing year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. 5 points
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  27. 4 points
    I’m waiting for TG dinner to arrive. But today I’ve had cereal, clementines, yogurt, spaghetti & meatballs, crackers & cheese, etc. tapped into the hard cable line with no box and got like 14 channels! This makes watching football much easier than staring at a phone. I’m still achy but my fever has been 99-100.3 today. I haven’t hit the 101’s today for the first time. I’ve been up since 630am with no naps today either. And lastly, I got outside in between rain and got 1 Mile of walking in. Hopefully I’m making a turn for the better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  28. 4 points
    Old pic.....but pulled a cam last night after a walk in the grapes and he's still in his feet. Only makes night time appearances....need to slip up and move during legal light. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  29. 4 points
    I’m in a tree at 3:10. Later than I would have liked, but had a good thanksgiving lunch with my wife and daughter. I was pleasantly surprised when my wife had no issues with me going hunting tonight. It’s warm and foggy, but I’d like to see something.
  30. 4 points
    Great news! Has your hair started to grow back yet? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  31. 4 points
    Rain passed by so I'm out for a couple hours. C'mon one buck, one time LFG!
  32. 4 points
    It’s an “8-point buck” or an “8 pointer” You need a noun boys! Grammar lesson over! I like the later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  33. 4 points
    Add a 5 point and a doe to team weak.
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  35. 4 points
    Omg i saw deer today wooohoo . They do live in the woods . Now to try again tomorrow
  36. 4 points
    Got outside today for a few minutes. Eating some pasta and meatballs now. Still very achy, but no other symptoms except the fever has remained 101-102 all day (but no chills or sweats). Like I mentioned before I wouldn’t know I have a fever except I take my temperature every 4 hours. I took 1 Tylenol around lunchtime and my fever is currently down to 100.3 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  37. 4 points
  38. 4 points
    Well, it happened. I harvested “the big one” (as per my youngest daughters orders, and the one that me and my oldest daughter came across once). Day two of rifle season 2020 is one to remember. Coming onto this handsome buck who was strutting his stuff as the king of the hill was an an amazing experience. I walked from my spot towards a path several deer crossed, and there he came down a hill. I stopped in my tracks as my heart began to pump harder and faster. He had three doe right behind me and one spotted me. I thought I was toast. Then another smaller buck pushed the three doe out and walked over to this big fella. The two bucks stayed in one spot over 40 minutes. I didn’t have a shot and there were deer all over. Moving at this point was not an option. Sure my legs went numb after watching them hang out over 53 minutes without presenting a shot, but I got him. The two bucks finally made their way down the hill towards the opening for a shot but my rifle misfired. I had to pump it the get the next shell, but they spotted me in doing so. I had to rush the 75-85 yard shot without a scope. My body went into shock mode. Did I get him? To top this crazy morning o ff the shot was a clean shot, and he didn’t travel far. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Loo
  39. 4 points
    Good times Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  40. 3 points
  41. 3 points
    Sat with my neighbor and watched a turkey fry so we quenched our thirst. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  42. 3 points
    Don't go bringin your fancy book learnin lessons in here buck-o
  43. 3 points
    Dude piece of shit is a understatement. That thing is a death trap Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  44. 3 points
    Last night a few hours after taking Tylenol I was down to 98.7, this morning I’m back at 100.1 but still way down from the high 101’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  45. 3 points
    Each year the snowmobile folks contact our attorney about running the trail through our property, here’s his response. Virtually every year the club asks for permission to route its winter trail system through the farm. I decline routinely. Although the club pitches insurance coverage and crop replacement and property damage repair in the spring, and touts the generic NYS recreation statute as A level of protection from owner liability, my view is best avoid volunteering an opening that may go wrong or invite some creative lawsuit if a rider ends up seriously injured or dead. I would never allow on my own land.
  46. 3 points
    Opening morning 10 ish my cousin more than likely pushed 2 doe to me. Marlin Slugmaster 12GA. Winchester BRI slug at 50-55 yds. State land in 8N. May be the biggest doe I have ever killed. My bow season doe was big,this one was bigger. Only saw one buck all bow season so full figured doe are cool too.
  47. 3 points
    Been a rough year for me this year., took last week of crossbow off and 1st 3 days of gun with a total of 110 hours in treestand and no shot opportunities.Only saw deer in 2 of those days.Took my climber yesterday and went on the state land that borders my property and found a swamp with lots of sign and found a perfect tree to watch from.Got there today at 2:30 this afternoon and this buck came out at 3:45.
  48. 3 points
    Kids, they have no filter. I wanted to hunt some new places this year and one of the places I had on my list was my cousin’s farm in 7M. She and her husband had purchased the old family homestead awhile back. I grew up hunting it when I was young so I wanted to get back there and hunt. They are devote Christian homesteaders who home school their seven children. Their farm is a menagerie of cows, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, cats and dogs. All of the children understand where their food comes from because they tend to it daily. The two boys, “O” (12yo) and “R” (9yo) are very interested in hunting but their father’s time is limited working six days a week and he’s self-professed “not really a hunter.” Well don’t you worry boys, Uncle E’s gonna show you this fall how we gather up and cook some wild game! I started showing up at their place this summer and put up a pop up blind in a nice spot not far from the house. The place was thick with sign and I knew chances were good something would walk past the blind at some point. My plan was to get father and his sons in the blind for opening day so they could get some quality time together watching the sun come up, eating snacks and goofing around. Killing a deer was secondary really. Fast forward to Saturday morning, opening day. I was pumped! I get dad and the boys in the blind at first light, all set up ready to go. I left them and settled in not far away on a hedge row in the same field. Well I don’t have to tell you that we hunted most of the day Saturday and saw nothing! Not a tail, an ear or let alone a deer. Drats! We all talked on the walk back to the house that night that we all had a good time even though we didn’t shoot anything. Before I left I made sure it was ok with the father that I could come back the next day and hunt in the morning. I knew the family would be busy with church and didn’t expect them to hunt with me, just wanted to get his thoughts about hunting on Sundays. He told me I was welcome anytime. I told him I’d see him in the morning when I would need to grab the boys quick to have them help me track my deer. His eye roll spoke volumes lol. Sunday, 11.22.20. 7AM. I’m in the blind less than 20 min and out pops a doe, broadside at 50yds. After the shot she face plants and plows back into the brush where she came from. I was very confident she would not and could not have gone far. If you’ve read this far you know the feeling. We’re on the board now baby! Ain’t nobody goin’ hungry because we just put some jerky DOWN! Somewhat high on adreneline I text my cousin at 7:10AM. No response. 7:20AM I find myself knocking on her back door. I think it was about 7:22AM when the first of the family was up, and then very quickly EVERYONE was awake, including a not so happy father. Apparently not everyone gets as exited about killing deer as we do, especially very early Sunday mornings before church! Now the humor begins. I grab the boys and off we go in our orange vests, down the tractor path to where I thought we’d find the deer. I’ve got my rifle because you just never know. First thing young R decides he gonna take a header in the creek as we cross it looking for the trail. Soaked him head to toe lol but onward we go! I’m trying to coach them some telling them to go slow and look for blood, a white belly or a white tail. About 15 yards in I see the deer laying stone dead right off the tractor path. I asked the boys to stop and look real hard. “See anything?” I ask. “Nope” they say and off we go walking right past the dead deer! We get 20 yards further down the path and I tell them I KNOW she’s back there, we just need to look harder. Turn around, walk back and O see’s her and lets out a whoop. I don’t believe either one of them had seen a deer that close before. R walks up to the deer and says “Hmmm, it doesn’t look that big. Not much bigger than a goat really”. First time on a deer track courtesy of Uncle E and now he’s a hunting critic! I tried to tell him it was an adult deer but he wasn’t buying it. O asks “Where’s it’s horns?” “Antler’s you mean? This is a doe, a mother deer, not a buck or father deer.” I say. “Oh” he says, “I can see she’s got teats but that’s a small udder. She probably wouldn’t give much milk.” R starts in on me again about how small it is and how much meat is on it ‘cause they have “three freezers and one’s empty. Looks like all that would fit on one shelf in there” he says. At this point I’m starting to feel deficient lol. A quick picture and back to the house we went. Dropped off the two new hunters in time for breakfast and church. I was laughing to myself on my walk back to the woods to take care of the doe. Young kids are sooooo funny because they have no filter. They just tell it like it is. My last words to them was I’ll be back soon to kill a buck. And we’ll keep on putting them in the freezer until it’s full. All smiles when I left.
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    It’s been a long agonizing year since archery opener October 1. I’ve quit and bitched too many x to count. 90 minute drive each way to Gman’s and my local spot 20 minutes. Not seeing anything and got deflated fast as burnt out and simply not having fun like it should be. Supposed to be my happy place and that happy was diminishing. Hunted til 10:15 yesterday on gun opener seeing a doe and 2 fawn. No shot on doe. Turned off alarm at 4 am this morning as forecast called for freezing rain and that doesn’t sound fun to sit in and adding to my aggravation. Car has bad ball joints and tires just so so. Making it not great to drive in predicted icy roads. Well I can hang outside Christmas lights but no the $300 in led lights we bought last year to last year’s barely light. Gman texts me roads ok and snow starting to cover the ground late morning. Snow ?! Quickly jump in car and on my way. Arrive by 10:15 and in stand by 10:57 am. Fairly long trek to old wooden platform stand I wasn’t sure I knew how to get to. Followed Greg’s directions and took a long walk. Cutting fresh tracks all the way in the new snow. Kicked up 2 tails on way. Found stand , climb up wooden ladder and quick to screw in bow hanger to hang gun. Put seat cushion down , plunk my fat ass down and hear crunch crunch. I look to my left shoulder and see horns at 30-35 yards. Quick grab the savage axis 7mm08 off hook and it’s still wobbling as only just put on hook. Quick on him . Bwaaa I let out a bleat to slow his slow bound uphill. Crap, quick snap up scope caps . He’s locked up and I’m on him. I squeeze trigger and sob I forget this ain’t my turkey gun with a trigger safety. Now thumb the safety off the top and give him another bwaaaa but he hasn’t moved. Squeeze and he bucks. Runs about 10 yards with two back leg kicks and expires. Holy crap! That really just happened?! I was in stand 90 seconds tops. From zero to hero literally in seconds. Got video of a spike trot by seconds later too. Call Gman and in a holy my voice in excitement said big buck down. He later said I could tell in your voice he’s nice. I honestly had no idea if big 6 or 10. Saw bone and went into the zone of he’s a keeper with no pass. Greg drives back with atv for the Uber. Thank goodness no drag back ! Quick measure and he may hit 125-130 gross. Broke the news to my wife he’s going on the wall. My best buck ever. Prior maybe 90” 8 point few years ago with daughters youth 20 gauge. Sam comes home Tuesday for full remote rest of semester until February. She’s got her buck tag and a doe tag. Now the pressure is off me lol. Again , sorry to be such an azz hat giving up but been rough past couple years losing my folks , brother and SIL plus this covid crap. I give up trying to post pics. Been having troubles for months. Have a bunch of him and a few trail cam pics too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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