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  1. 42 points
  2. Just finished this up for my son, gonna be hard to hide it for the next month lol we cut this tree down in out back yard this spring, I used the chainsaw and cut some rounds, treated them, sanded for days, poly coated them, and finished it. Was a lot of work!
    39 points
  3. Aforementioned yote. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
    26 points
  4. Been awhile since I checked in to this thread. My quest to shoot a certain mature buck has not worked out yet. No shots taken. I have seen deer most every sit though. And passed a couple two year old bucks, that I may, or may not regret shooting?....lol It has so far been a challenge, but I am enjoying the zig and zag games we are playing, and the all or nothing, of hunting a particular deer or two for the first time ever. As I get older, I have been wanting to do this. Sooo, we have two very nice mature bucks on the property. And decided this is the year. They are winning so far. But I'
    18 points
  5. Out after a bday buck. In 43 yrs, I only takin one buck on my bday, so my self imposed restrictions have been lowered significantly.
    13 points
  6. Im most excited that the dec want to take control of crossbow and put it in and classify it as archery equipment , ending the polittical lobbing of nybh.
    8 points
  7. 11/29 I was called last night by an excited and nervous hunter. He told me he had shot the biggest buck of his life, and he and his buddy had tracked a little blood for about 50 yards. After losing blood, they backed out without grid searching. Well done! This buck only went 250 yards and we found him in his first bed. It turns out he was hit way back and would have gone a long way if he had been pushed. Congratulations Cameron on a gorgeous buck!
    8 points
  8. forgot about this good piece of news Additionally, this plan proposes to expand legal deer hunting hours to cover a longer period of daylight, including the dawn and dusk periods when deer are most active. Currently, New York has the most restrictive deer hunting hours in the United States. Whereas deer hunting is lawful in New York only between sunrise and sunset, all other states allow deer hunting ½ hour before sunrise or earlier, or simply specify daylight hours, and 46 of 50 states allow deer hunting until some period (mostly ½ hour) after sunset. Ambient light conditions typically e
    7 points
  9. Good luck all. Haven’t been in the deer woods since Tuesday evening last week. Wife had some pretty serious hip surgery so I’ve been mom, dad and nurse for a while. She’s doing well and I’m partially glad I had to take a break. I’ve seen the deer woods open up after the first week and when much of the orange army goes home. Could definitely use another deer for the freezer, if not 2 for some sausage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  10. Just woke up and feel pretty good . Some head congestion but otherwise pretty good . I hope I’m turning the corner but I’ve had this feeling before when I woke up feeling good and the afternoon comes and feel like crap . I got the call from Erie County health department and first day I can come out of isolation will be Saturday.
    7 points
  11. Hey Everyone, I've been lurking for a while but this is my first post, it seems like a great forum with lots of insights into New York's hunting opportunities. I hunt in 3M near Chester which is a mix of mostly smaller woodland tracts strung together by rural/farm communities, in short I have limited land to hunt on but there are animals around if you are willing to put the time in, it seems. 2018 and 2019 were my first years, with does harvested in both, but no bucks until now. I have learned a lot in a few years (had no idea how important scent management was until last year) but tha
    7 points
  12. Brother connected on a nice buck out of the new redneck this am!!
    7 points
  13. That would allow them to make a archery course nessary for it and allow full inclusion as most hunters want.
    6 points
  14. That’s a better position to know what needs to be done than the state legislature. Half of those dopes don’t know a single thing about deer other than watching Bambi. Also, DEC has biologists working for/with them. It’s not about how many enforcement officers they have.
    5 points
  15. Surprised I didn't see this posted and sorry if it was. Comments accepted until 12/28 https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7211.html looks like they're trying to gain full authority to do some stuff they legally can't currently: 1. With respect to deer hunting, statutes should be modified to grant DEC full regulatory authority to: • set deer hunting seasons and regulate methods of take and bag limits in all parts of the state, not just a subset of the state. This would include: o allowing use of firearms to take deer during the regular season and eliminating acreage minim
    4 points
  16. No not yet. All of my gear has been buried in storage.Just got it all moved into the house a couple days ago. I will be out soon though. Gonna go get the smoke pole and 300 dialed in at the range tomorrow. Been a strange year for me. Didn’t bow hunt, missed opening day of gun, and lot of other things. I’ll be back at it full tilt next season though.
    4 points
  17. I dont know if I like this, its pretty sweet being the only one hunting at those times...
    4 points
  18. not sure how i like this one..... set conditions under which hunters can receive some form of compensation for killing deer and can sell venison (ECL § 11-0917). Don't tease me that the dawn and dusk would actually be changed to make sense!
    4 points
  19. 4 points
  20. My daughters this year with a Cuomo picture added for humor
    4 points
  21. 94 acres with proper habitat management and hunting it properly ( wisely) you would be able to take deer off it every year. . Habitat and entrance exit to stands is very important. Most inportantnby far is creating a sanctuary on that property as thick and nasty as possibly and then stay out of it except in late winter when you can do maintenance work an shed hunt. 25 acres out of 90 would be so effective. Its not about food plots in ny its about cover. Especially undisturbed cover.
    4 points
  22. 11/28 Kunox sprained his leg while tracking on Thanksgiving so he’s on the injured reserve. He’s on some pain meds for a few days and we’ll see how he’s doing then. Luna is openly taunting him about getting all the tracks. #1 Luna and I tracked a buck this morning that had been shot yesterday afternoon. The hunter and a friend had tracked for 250 yards and bumped the deer out of a bed. They wisely backed out at that point. Luna quickly took us past last blood and beyond, then at 0.8 miles, the 10 pointer was found dead in his second bed. I wasn’t there for the f
    4 points
  23. Very happy. Not my biggest, but probably biggest rack in 15 years. Decided I'd cruise the hillside this morning, wet leaves and very little wind. On my way down the first long stretch of logging road my bootlace broke. So about 15 seconds into retying it I hear something very in squirrel like. Look down towards the sound and there he was. Gun up, he's standing behind a tree. Steps out after a minute, off goes the gun, down he goes. Shot went in the left shoulder and out the right low run cage, diaphragm intact, not a morsel of meat ruined, heart was just obliterated. Happy!
    4 points
  24. Venison Rueben dogs, courtesy of Mr and Mrs. @turkeyfeathers !
    3 points
  25. Why move ar to other areas of state when they are not needed.. check out nyantler.com and look at the mature bucks being shot around the state with no ars. When deer get older they get smarter, i can have 5 mature buck on camera and we are lucky to kill 1 a year. More will just die of old age as most hunters are not skilled nor have enough time to consisitantly harvest them. As the saying goes 10 % of hunters kill 90% of the game.
    3 points
  26. I'm all in for the new DEC plan!! Long overdue. Take back the common sense role of deer management, from know nothing, big city politicians.
    3 points
  27. Pickled venison heart with onions.
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. Thats true but you have to wear a sandwich sign that says "ANTIBODIES HERE" at all times when out in public
    3 points
  30. By definition, all government purchases are third-party purchases. The government spends other people's money on things it won't consume. It doesn’t care about the price or the quality. Thus, there will always be waste in government spending. That is why, to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, government should do only those things that a man can’t do better for himself. If 300 million Americans were free to buy health insurance for themselves, just as they buy their own life and home and car insurance, then that little gecko on television would offer us health insurance with a little more c
    3 points
  31. Why anyone would want a buck they didn’t shoot is beyond me. Yeah some meat I guess but you didn’t earn it, the horns on the wall will always whips we liar back at you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  32. Well after chasing a big 10-pointer all season without any success, today I went kayaking nearby and found this other 10-pointer dead in the water. Looks like he recently died, I don’t think he was shot because all his organs are intact. Well good to know he lived a long life and passed on his genes.
    3 points
  33. Just my opinion, but I’d spend money making habitat improvements on my own land before I paid for a lease if I had to choose one. If you can or are doing that already, then yeah more spots is great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  34. 9 points for team 2! Now 2 weeks wait for muzzleloader.
    3 points
  35. Well I decided to move out to my field stand after that picture.. I busted two does out of the field,, 20 minutes later I had two more feeding then I was able to to take this guy ...
    3 points
  36. So I settled into the Buckform for the second Saturday of rifle season. I didn’t really have high hopes as I hadn’t seen a good shooter all week nor had any of my cameras. But usually the second Saturday in my area gets some folks out in the woods more than usual. Also heard a lot of shots from the duck hunters this morning so think that got the herd on their feet. I had seen 12 does and fawns and was watching some does enter my field into the food plots about 200 yards away. A buck I call Hocus Pocus then casually walked out behind two does and started to feed. I knew once I scoped him
    3 points
  37. Zero deer seen this morning but there is one less coyote in the population... Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    3 points
  38. Shot at 7:03. I’ll post the story when I get home Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  39. Don't know if this will upload, but I've got a hell of a job ahead of me getting him out of here. Bottom of a stream halfway down the hill. Probably my best deer yet. Not the tank, but one we've been calling bowhinkle. I was tying together a broken shoelace on my way down the hill when I heard movement, and there he was sneaking through a small saddle in the streambed. Happy pictures later in the harvest thread.
    3 points
  40. At 8am my good friend takes a shot at the lead deer in a group of 4. He felt the shot was a bit back and was down on himself pretty hard. He still won’t tell me how far of a shot it was so I assume it was a chip shot. I tell him to stay put and don’t move we need to give it time. We get a text group going to devise a plan to get on that deer mid day before the rain comes in. The plan gets assembled and now it’s a waiting game. 10:45 hits and the game plan goes into motion. We got boots on the ground so I decided to come out of the hut and stand on the balcony leaving my daughter inside ni
    3 points
  41. 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 a
    3 points
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