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  1. I made my second trip in three days down to Canadice this morning, planning to hunt till dark but didn't have to. I expected fog and rain but luckily (!!!!) it was only rain. Had a doe and fawn to my north early that didn't present a shot. Around 9am another combo came from the south and that doe gave me a good shot and I took it. She dropped on the spot. That caps a good but difficult season for me. I hunted pretty hard at one farm and piled the miles on my truck, trying for one particularly big buck I saw a couple times to no avail. I saw plenty of 1.5 year olds the first couple weeks of gun season then they turned into hens teeth too....... I shot a buck with the bow 4 doe (gave one to an old friend in poor health that loves venison still at 89 YO) so have plenty of venison for the year. Oh yea, I searched high & low in my truck, the barn and my ass for the PA DWT (Deer Weight Tape) and couldn't come up with it. Luckily I have a scale or two available. She was 112lbs dressed (heart and lungs left for the critters Bizzy)
    16 points
  2. 15 points
  3. It has been a very exciting holiday hunt so far…lots of time in my blind and I even harvested a nice walnut tree the other day…just hoping I can seal the deal with something a bit furry’er! I’m actually feeling very confident as I used my garden cart (previously stashed in the woods for a potential deer harvest) to haul home a 65# beaver after this morning’s hunt (I forgot to bring the cart back out with me…). Right now all I can smell is beaver castor and the stink dog I put up earlier (imbedded in my nose). Good luck!!
    11 points
  4. This little guy came from behind the blind and walked with in 2' of the blind I could've punched him lol.
    10 points
  5. Plan “C” Deer down at 10:55 Gutting by 11:30 home by 2. This is my final offer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    9 points
  6. In the stand at 7:30 with my daughter. Deer by 8:30 Gutting by 9 In the truck and headed home by 11. That’s the plan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    9 points
  7. Had a lot of these babies over the last week and a half! Few grouper sandwiches too. The Greeks know there octopus! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    8 points
  8. The rain is going to stop soon. It’s already getting lighter out. This will put the deer on there feet and in front of me by 10:20. Gutting by 11 home by 12:30. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  9. The persistence award of the season goes to you my friend. I know for sure I would have tapped out before now. I admire your dogged determination Jay! If ever I wished I could will a shooter within range of someone it would be you! We have to plan next year, for you to come east and hunt with me. I can then do much more than will one to you!
    6 points
  10. Another day I’m glad I built this stand. There was no rain in the forecast last night when I went to bed yet here we are sitting out in the rain warm and dry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    6 points
  11. Fact Check: Have More Americans Died From COVID Under Joe Biden Than Donald Trump? https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-have-more-americans-died-covid-under-joe-biden-donald-trump-1661528 According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dated December 19, 2021, 803,593 people have died due to COVID since the beginning of the pandemic. OurWorldInData's figure for December 19 is slightly higher, putting the total at 806,439 deaths. Of those, 351,754 deaths occurred in 2020, meaning that indeed there more deaths—nearly 455,000—in 2021. With such a higher death rate, why has not the media been criticizing President Biden like they did President Trump for COVID deaths? With sky rocketing infection rates and hospitals overwhelmed, why has not the media been criticizing President Biden like they did President Trump for the infection rates and overwhelmed hospitals? With the higher death rate and sky rocking infections how come Biden is not hold regular news conferences like Trump did? Why has not President Biden been critical of China where the COVID virus originated and was the epicenter of infection? Biden is failing to criticize the Chinese government and further investigated the possibility that China sent infected people out to other countries to spread the virus? Certainly Biden should know from being in government for so long we cannot trust the Chinese government along with the fact China fought against the United States of America in the Korea War and the Vietnam War to kill and injure Americans and her allies. Anyone who is unable or unwilling to accept the fact that the Chinese government is pure evil, needs to read the true history of Chinese leaders. With the United States of America allowing in so many refugees and undocumented immigrants why has not the media and CDC talked about the possible correlation between that fact and the fact we have sky rocketing infection rates?
    6 points
  12. Dinner and dessert. Venison bacon btw
    6 points
  13. Was out this morning until 11am. Only saw 1 small doe sneaking through about 75 yards downhill from me. Pulled two of my cards from cameras near the stand I plan to hunt tonight. There are a ton of pics of does, about 6 different bucks including two really nice 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 year olds. The bigger bucks were between the 15th and 25th of December. The does have been there just about every evening during shooting time mostly between 3pm and dark, and then throughout the night. Also got a raccoon, gray fox, and the best pic of all is my first bear. It is a BIG one! I'm pretty good at judging bears because I hunted (and shot a few with bow and gun) them all over Canada in the 90's. I'm headed up to climb into this stand in a few. Fingers crossed!
    5 points
  14. I need a new plan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  15. Here are the CDC's mortality rates for each state. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/stats_of_the_states.htm Heart disease leads 95% of the states, Cancer the rest, for decades. Biggest cause of heart disease.....Bad eating habits I/E Can't keep the fatty fats from stuffing their mouths full of Bon Bon's and butter dipped seafood. Should there be a mandated diet regime, since Covid mortality rates pales in comparison to heart disease mortality rates ? Just following the science here. It would be for the common good, like the jab mandate, right ?
    5 points
  16. You might be funny if you weren't such a pompous, douchebag, libtard.
    5 points
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    5 points
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    5 points
  19. Has to be my Quad. Bought it 10 years ago Suzuki 400 and has helped me with food plots and hauling out deer. Thing is like brand new also. I take good care of it.
    5 points
  20. Over 10 years ago but the Lifetime License was a no brainer! Probably about 10 years ago the Peet Boot Drier. A dry foot is a warm foot.
    5 points
  21. Interesting how nurses/doctors were fired or forced to leave NY because of vax mandates......now just a few months later nurses/doctors can work while actually still being "positive" for covid. "SCIENCE"
    5 points
  22. I took a Venison roast out yesterday. Used my new seasonings and now slow cooking in the oven. I'll let you know how it comes out. That's beacon on the top.
    4 points
  23. What a beautiful day to be fishing, Im glad I got out of a tree and went. Caught 9 fish in a new to me stream. I wore my duck hunting neoprene chest waders and feel like I completed an Iron Man, they weigh 20lbs lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    4 points
  24. Out and up in the deep Hole. Can’t believe I’m hunting on 12/31 and it’s 47 degrees and sunny! Prob my last sit for the season per the weather report. On the menu is big buck or big doe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  25. Post a link to this since you always demand other people do the same. I call BS. If we don’t want our medical system to collapse, we never should’ve had a mandate for all the doctors and nurses who had covid to get the jab.
    4 points
  26. That is very true Chef. We dont know a thing about each individual case . How old, healthy, or with pre existing conditions . It leaves everything vague and can be skewed easily in any direction . But what I do know , is we are now in a bigger mess than 12 months ago . This BOZO has done the same thing as he did during the H1N1 pandemic of 2009-2010 . Obama and Biden basically wiped out all the PPE gear , ventilators , test kits that were in storage . These screwballs wiped out the pipeline of equipment that Trump created and didn't bother ordering everything needed even though they were warned by South Africa almost 2 months ago that this was coming
    4 points
  27. Home made pierogis. We made 206 in total split between kraut and potato. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  28. Dropped a decent sized doe tonight. I spotted a group of 15 or so from a half mile away and closed the distance to 175 yards or so. I’m fully addicted to running and gunning on the ground and spot and stalking deer. It’s been my worst season in terms of killing a good NY buck but honestly I’ve had more fun the last few weeks pushing the envelope on the ground than I’ve had in a while. I’ve got one either sex tag left for tomorrow. Might pop another doe or may hold out for horns Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  29. Crusted backstrap, italian beans and mushrooms, mashed with Bionic tater topping. And a Boehiem.
    3 points
  30. Up and in for most likely my last hunt of the year… only after 1 animal let’s see if he shows Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  31. Tomorrow, January 1st, is the last day of the new 'Holiday Season'.
    3 points
  32. Hub Blinds for me. I have four now. Each year I hunt them a little more. They are portable, and can be set up most anywhere. Stay out of the wind and rain. I have brought a small heater during real cold days. Very comfortable with a nice, oversized folding chair inside.
    3 points
  33. You presume too much VH - as it appears , you havent Learned yours either lol.
    3 points
  34. They are talking all of USA. My personal experience in NYS is that it is going down. Most "old-timers" I know have stopped hunting and their sons and daughters have not continued in the sport. From the article itself: 2004: New York 696,679 2021: New York 550,868
    3 points
  35. ł love mine also. Was a godsend while working in a paper mill. ł was in stock prep (wet end) before training new hires. Dry boots are huge!
    3 points
  36. Rivers edge landmark, tower/blind. Tower was $500 and the blind was $700. 10' tall, 6'x6' platform topped with 3/4" pressure treated plywood. Put foam mat on top of the plywood, some insulation and super quiet. We have a buddy heater w/ a 20lb tank and we got blackout curtains on sale dirt cheap... Those are hung and it's pitch black in there for the most part. Wrapped lower portions of the frame in pipe wrap so there is no metal clinking from anything. Cost of lumber led me to just buy a boxed setup. Definitely impressed with the quality and would recommend it to others if these can be found. My father and ł raised it ourselves without a tractor... it required a few adjustable ladders, a come along and a farm jack. Was a little nerve wracking but we got the job done. Braced it with 2x4 while raising it to prevent any twist. Wish ł did it sooner, now ł'm spoiled... Kicking around a lockout system for the ladder but the python lock is working for the time being.
    3 points
  37. Had a monster hit during a thunderstorm. Had 3 poles out went down only 2 there. Took my 29.99 Walmart special lol. Gonna learn to the holders 3 days fishing nothing like this happened. Hopefully he survives and my pole is somewhere in lake Marion. Lol.
    3 points
  38. I'm no stranger to social media as some members on here know (the ones who I am friends with on Instagram) and I believe its ruining a good bit of hunting. Guys are getting lost in jealousy. I'm seeing people who are shooting great deer, but aren't that happy with it because they're seeing guys shooting bigger ones. Too many hunters my age are having that happen to them. Guys that don't want to post their deer because they're worried people will look down on them for not shooting a 140" buck off public with a bow. Its a shame when someone shoots a beautiful deer, that they have to feel anything less than happy. There is a positive where its encouraging guys to push themselves and are successful when maybe they wouldn't have been with out that push from social media guys. I think people need to tune that stuff out and follow what makes them happy with hunting. In the end of the day its all about enjoying what you do. If you're not enjoying it, why do it? All in all, I think social media is hurting more than its helping at this point.
    3 points
  39. Don't know why these came off the post. Still trying to locate my one friend's 5 pt picture.
    3 points
  40. Liberals will find any excuse not to work. "Stuck in the covid testing line" is their recent favorite excuse to be out of pocket
    3 points
  41. I'm waiting for the vaccine mandate to be able to vote in 2022
    2 points
  42. This makes a lot of sense in more ways then one. I remember the days of sitting a sports bar ( the outdoors kind ) and guys would be busting balls, but it was always in good fun and a round was bought while every one laughed. Hunting was taken seriously, but it wasn't taken to the extreme of actually insulting someone for taking a legal deer. Yearling bucks were sort of frowned upon, but the hunter who shot that little buck was still bought a cold beer on the harvest. These days there's to much dissension, and most of it stems from the internet and because of the internet. Too many hunters feel there way is the only way and slam anyone who doesn't do things just so. "Oh that trail camera sucks you need to have this one.", "If you don't shoot a $3000 bow rig you're bow is garbage.", "You need to have $2000 glass on that $4000 rifle.", as a few examples. Then there's the guys who only hunt private land over acres and acres of food plots who think because they have 500 deer calling the area home that deer numbers are the same 100 miles away. Then there's the little cliques. Every forum has them, and if you aren't part of that you're a lower class person. Personally, I say do what makes you happy and don't sweat the BS. If someone feels the web is an issue then they should step away for a while. Sometime people over complicate things, and this isn't that complicated.
    2 points
  43. Your common sense has no power over certain people.
    2 points
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