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  1. Got it done tonight! One of the weirdest hunts I’ve had. Got in the stand around 4 and boy was it hot. Mosquitoes like never before. My stand is deep in a swamp and the bugs were so thick they were biting me through my shirt. At around 6 I texted my buddy and said I had enough. He said him too so we planned to meet at the ATV trail. When I got there he motioned for me to stop he had a fawn at 20 yards and wanted to see if mamma would follow. She did not. We chatted for a bit and headed for the house. About 40 yards from the wood line I noticed a doe about 50 yards away. She saw me but didn’t s
    40 points
  2. It took all of 10 mins to put a doe down tonight. My 3 year old tagged along on his first deer hunt ever and we ended up putting a stalk on this group of does. First deer with the .450 Bushmaster...50yd frontal shot on this big old dry doe. Although we didn't get the early doe season in 8R (thankfully), nuisance permits on your buddy's farm work the same.
    37 points
  3. And pick up a wonderful piece I had to have of his amazing chainsaw carving skills. Another part of a tribute to my brother Lee . My brother had a bad brain bleed causing him to be connected to life support . He was out west fly fishing Montana, Wyoming as he had for 30 years. I as the POA had to make a decision. Recovery wasn’t going to happen where he could tie flies and fish like he was destined to do. I made the choice in my heart as I know he’d want granted. ( tears as I type this ) . He passed on October 29th ( 1 week after his birthday) . 3 days later I decided I’d strap my climber stan
    33 points
  4. 36 years ago I decided to settle down and be a dedicated family man. I thought I did everything possible to make a marriage last, doing things together, almost always saying "I love you" when we parted for the day, trying to do everything I could to make my wife happy. For 25 years it seemed to be working until my ex wife changed over the course of 3 years following an, unnecessary IMO, hysterectomy surgery. Well, after I found out that she had been having an affair over the past 10 years, she insisted on a divorce, but didn't really think things out. I ended up with sole ownership
    29 points
  5. I told my buddy that if his son killed one Id butcher it for him, well I got the call around 7:30 lol. Turns out he needed help tracking so we get out there and what he thought was first blood was gut. I was very worried as we couldnt find any sign at all and theres a zillion acres of standing corn, but we got on a heavily used trail and sure enough he found blood. A short track later and we had her. He shot her perfectly but quartering to and it exited in front of her hip. We got her to my house and dismantled her in 25 minutes, shes quartered up and in his dads fridge. What a blast! Sent
    28 points
  6. Finally….it’s that time of the year again! Northern bear season opens Saturday, with bow season for deer opening the 27th. Good luck this season everyone!
    27 points
  7. I took a hike with my daughter yesterday, and came to the decision that I'm going to sit out bow season this year. There are a few things that have led to this decision: 1. I haven't given myself the time to practice in the off season this year, and I don't want to try to cram a bunch of practice in before next month. 2. My wife is due with our 2nd daughter at the end of October, and I want to be there for her as much as possible in the last part of her pregnancy. I don't think I would be able to sit in a tree stand without feeling guilty that I wasn't home with her. 3. This is
    27 points
  8. Not my biggest bb, but not my smallest, and definitely my earliest. Momma wouldn't give me a clear shot but jr did at about 7:30:
    26 points
  9. Pulled a dozen cards yesterday. I only went through about half of them, but he's the star of the show so far. Got quite a few pics of him on multiple cams over a month's time. Didn't see him on the last pull, but he's definitely hanging around. For now anyways.
    25 points
  10. No- I'm not leaving the Site- put the Whiskey Shot Cups back- lol! So this morning at 9am " on the Dot",I called up the Newburgh Social Security Office. I was prepared for a 1 Hour+ wait on the Phone while listening to office music However- A very nice woman answered right away. I would like to put in for my Social Security Retirement said I. Ok- sounds good was the reply. Long story short,I have a Phone appointment for early next Month and they call me to complete the process. And,I will be getting next years COLA Increase as well. The largest in ove
    24 points
  11. I was supposed to catch giant stripers last night around Block Island but my friend said to hell with that, the tuna bite is on we are going 30 miles and boy were we glad we did! We were covered up in whales and porpoises the entire evening. First fish was a dusky shark, my friend was aggravated but I had a blast fighting it. Then we hooked a giant bluefin that almost spooled us even though we were following it on plane! We were never going to land that fish and theyre out of season anyway so he was glad that it finally broke off. Finally at last light we got the perfect fish, a hundred lb blu
    23 points
  12. I've learned to stay off the phone while I am out hunting so ill post up now. I was out Saturday morning and Sunday after the Bills loss.. total of 9 hours. On the drive Saturday morning, I hit a 4 pt with the truck. I saw it coming and was able to slow way down... minimal damage, three dents, left fender, left front door and left rear door. Bummer. I stayed out for 4.5 hours or so until it got too warm for me. There was some shooting in the area but unfortunately I did not see any deer other than on the drive there. Last evening, I got into my spot and after 45 minutes or so I
    19 points
  13. I've mounted several whitetails from outside of the state over the past few years, but this Montana buck is the first mulie that I've put together. Pretty cool deer...
    18 points
  14. We’re selling the farm and moving to a place on the St Lawrence River. The farmer we lease to is buying 107 acres, and we’re selling 6 acres with the house and outbuildings. I was able to obtain exclusive hunting rights for my stepson and I :-) It’s bittersweet, but retaining hunting rights makes it easier. Not to mention we’ll enjoy the new view!
    18 points
  15. I'm not sure how to go about this. My father gave me a bunch of camo clothing and said do what I want with it as his turkey hunting/bow hunting days are done. Some things have sizes but most don't. 34-36 waist x 30-32 length pants, jackets are XL. All are cotton and pretty lightweight. If you have a son or know a boy that could use these items, send me a PM. I'll ship them or if your local we could meet somewhere. Not looking for any money, I just hope they can be used by someone for hunting, not a fashion statement.
    18 points
  16. And not in a good way. Lol. Lost my one property and first time ever, the farmer planted no crops on either side of my place. WTH. I always have beans and corn. Well they just planted winter wheat on one side which could help late season. So it’s been doe central with only little guys on camera. I might just sit it out until rut which is fine since I have not been motivated. But good news, God is watching over the property. See photo. Probably kill my biggest ever right there under His spotlight when I least expect it. Lol
    17 points
  17. As you may or may not know, this will be my 3rd year doing taxidermy and this is my first full mount bird. This is my own personal gobbler I got this past season and I'm pretty happy with it. And I learned A LOT! Also did my father in law's turkey which came out pretty good too. We're going to mount it on a pedestal that he made himself which should come out awesome. From what I've read, turkey's are one of the hardest birds to mount so doing a duck or goose should be a little easier. Can't wait to try one. Let me know what you guys think Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
    17 points
  18. Day 1: left home at 2:30am, and stopped in Saco for breakfast. After breakfast we zoomed up the last 3 hrs up to the house. Unloaded, and took the X3 to lunch on the water. I just had a burger, and fries. I was so hungry, and thirsty that I had a pounding headache. I try not to drink too much water while traveling on a trip of this length, so it gives me a headache, but as I ate, the headache cured. After late lunch/early dinner, we took my truck to get groceries, and after that we went back out in the X3 to attempt finding a cabin we might rent. Lastly, we took the X3 on a nice trail
    17 points
  19. Hung two stands yesterday and checked some cams. It was hot as all heck. Honestly I was a little paranoid being deep in the woods after my bee sting incident……. But it felt amazing to be out in the woods. I may even hang another stand or two next week just to get out again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    17 points
  20. We had to say goodbye to my dad July 6th.He made it to 81 years old. He suffered longer than anyone should have to with cancer and fought it to the end. This was his Marlin .22 from about 1960 I guess.Probably one of the first few years with the Micro-Groove Barrels. It was in rough shape before I cleaned it up. I glued and clamped a crack in the stock and sanded and put 3 coats of boiled linseed oil on the wood. Used gun oil and fine steel wool to remove some of the rust from all of the metal parts that needed it.The buttstock plate was missing so I made one out of brass sheet stock.It isn't
    17 points
  21. Well the baby of the house is officially off to school. My son and our last child is off to start his first day of UPK today . Mom road the bus with him and I met him there. He was so excited last night he got his bag packed, clothes picked out and ran to bed when we said it was time. Time goes to quick feels like I just sent my oldest to her first day of UPK and now she's a junior. Wife was a crying mess when we got home. Tried taking pictures with him this morning before the bus but he was so hyper and excited to go I had to pretty much hold him down to get a couple.
    16 points
  22. I’m not sure if this is one or two bucks. Date is right but time is wrong. All bucks in my area are still in full velvet. Nice to see a big rack!
    16 points
  23. Figured i would update this, Things have moved pretty quickly and as well as we could ask so far. My Mom had surgery that went well last week. Got word yesterday that all of the biopsy of her lymph nodes came back clean. She will find out if she needs radiation next week but so far it is all best case scenario...... Thank you for all the prayers....
    15 points
  24. This is my 8 year old granddaughter Cadence. She has become obsessed with archery and wants to shoot her bow all the time. She's getting pretty good on the ten yard paper plate with that youth recurve and no sights. As the bow hunting season gets closer and she sees me getting ready for it, she's telling me she wants to go bow hunting for deer. I've been telling her she is too young yet, but she can tag along with me if she can keep quiet and still. So far, she has not demonstrated she can do that. I'll let her keep practicing and encourage her to do so while I'm bow hunting, but th
    15 points
  25. I believe that this is the earliest in August that I've ever had pics of a nearly hardhorn "bigger" buck... The others...
    15 points
  26. Back on August 3rd, I was up around 12ft high and I chose not wear my safety harness cause it would take longer to put it on than the task at hand. Long story short, this was the time i needed that harness. I fell and broke 3 ribs and a near compound mid shaft humerus fracture in my left arm. 6 weeks in and the union of the fracture is delayed but doctor is confident that i wont need surgery. But I sure wont be lifting any weights or PT till Dec from that left arm. Ribs still hurt if I cough or sneeze. So why am i posting this? Learn from mistake and this coming season plz we
    14 points
  27. Recently went to PA for a Boar Hunt with friends. I got a nice sow with my henry big boy 357
    14 points
  28. The price for a regular cam is absurd but the Reconyx is such a performing brand. They need to dive into the cell game even more than they are right now. Hoping they can survive the market and continue to make good cams.
    14 points
  29. There is no question that hunting is being eased out of our heritage and culture. I was just thinking how things have changed, just over the course of my life, regarding how society sees hunting. I remember when: The gun hunting course was conducted in the school bus garage. I used to go to school with my hunting knife hanging on my belt after running my trapline. Kids used to actually look forward to the age when they could legally hunt. Opening day of deer season was an approved absence from school. Monday mornings at work found a rather large circle of us frien
    14 points
  30. I bought Hunter his life time license for his first bday . Hunter turned 12 2 weeks ago and finally got his tags in n the mail today he's very excited.
    14 points
  31. Well everything worked out. They met me at what I wanted for my trade, gave me a few thousand off of sticker, a rebate and I got a bedliner thrown in too. Picking it up tomorrow.2021 Ram 2500, crew cab, Bighorn trim. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
    13 points
  32. My daughter wearing her mask at daycare. Protest away little one!
    12 points
  33. Took the kid out for some snapper action on the sound he had a blast Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    12 points
  34. I cant even count the number of times I was at full draw on a nice buck when I had to let down because I felt my phone vibrating in pocket indicating the end of hunting for the day.
    12 points
  35. Bonito and striper fillets caught by us, lobsters caught by someone else
    12 points
  36. When the entire world disagrees with your point of view on the situation its a pretty safe bet that you're wrong.
    12 points
  37. I tried the horse vaccine....I had to start buying my jockey shorts three sizes larger.... Sad part is, I couldn't find anyone who CARED,,,,,<<sigh>>....
    12 points
  38. Two more woodchucks checked out this past week. Most of my kills are right by or literally in barns. I find the .22 magnum to be the perfect medicine for such an occasion. Minimal ricochet concerns and its not too loud. My grandfather uses a .17 hmr and it seems to do the trick. I like this savage 93 with a Redfield 2-7 on top. It tends to launch the 40 grain pills the best. The old Winchester super x 40 grain jhp shoot fantastic. I remember when they were 8.99 a box a few years back. .22 magnum has become one of my favorite rounds. Has just that much more pop than its little brother Long Rifl
    11 points
  39. It's been a while since I got to post on this thread. Here's mount #3 for the year for the same member! He decided to turn a euro from several seasons back into a shoulder mount...
    11 points
  40. Picked up a Traditions Evolution muzzleloader yesterday. Mostly got it for the late holiday season the DEC implemented this year. It’s topped with a Nikon prostaff BDC scope. I have to give it a good cleaning on top of learning about muzzleloaders in general. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    11 points
  41. I took my 12 year old out for a couple of hrs we seen 7 deer between 7&8 am all 25 yards and closer. He decided to bring the Xbow instead of his gun. Had he brought one of his guns he would've had his first deer. That's hunting for ya. He did get to put the scope of the xbow on one of the deer but there was some small limbs in the way. We had a good time.
    11 points
  42. Wow Biz she's a slave driver. Lol.
    11 points
  43. Day 2: 80 some miles. This thing is a beast. This thing drifts, soaks up bumps, and is comfortable all at the same time. We saw one moose today, and barely got a pic.
    11 points
  44. Spoken like a true Biden Democrat.....As if that is the only option. Funny you have no problem with importing 1/2 of Central America. Now-a-days, you are the only one that I hear supporting the idiot that you people voted in. He is doing a splendid job of destroying the country, which may actually be the goal of all you libs. But take a look at those polls you mentioned and try not to get too lonely. Even the majority of libs are starting to turn of stumbling Joe and his laughing hyena of a vice president. I'm thinking the only thing that is saving the guy from impeachment is the realization o
    11 points
  45. ABBOTT AND COSTELLO’S ‘WHO’S BEEN VACCINATED?’ Bud: ‘You can’t come in here!’ Lou: ‘Why not?’ Bud: ‘Well because you’re unvaccinated.’ Lou: ‘But I’m not sick.’ Bud: ‘It doesn’t matter.’ Lou: ‘Well, why does that guy get to go in?’ Bud: ‘Because he’s vaccinated.’ Lou: ‘But he’s sick!’ Bud: ‘It’s alright. Everyone in here is vaccinated.’ Lou: ‘Wait a minute. Are you saying everyone in there is vaccinated?’ Bud: ‘Yes.’ Lou: ‘So then why can’t I go in there if everyone is vaccinated?’ Bud: ‘Because you’ll make them sick.’ Lou: ‘How will I make them sick if I’m NOT sick and they’re vaccinated
    11 points
  46. Better others. I love the quality of the pics of this cheaper Browning Command Ops cam. The deer definitely know it's there but aren't too worried about the little red flash and seem rather curious about it. Big boy headed back to bed with a belly full of alfalfa...
    11 points
  47. I took this pic today of firewood sign
    11 points
  48. Until next year! Orrrr maybe this winter… thats a wrap folks
    10 points
  49. My friends nephew dropped a nice size doe today in 8G, they processed 53# of meat.
    10 points
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