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  1. Well, I dropped the news on my boss that I’m planning on retiring very soon. I turned 62 a month ago and as much as I could use the extra couple years of income and saving, I’m looking forward to getting out of the daily grind I’m in. I’ve got a handful of projects that I need to finish up this year but from those timelines it looks like that I’ll be sliding out some time around October to December. I will not miss an 80+ mile one-way ride to work, and I will not miss getting up at 4:30 am and getting home at 7 or 8 o’clock in the evenings. At this point in my life, I’m reduced to working
    45 points
  2. Today I got the email from the company that was aging my archery buck. I was pleased to see that they came up with, 6.5 years old.
    34 points
  3. My 9 point crossbow buck. I might have gone a little overboard with the habitat decor but once I started I couldn't stop! First wall pedestal mount I ever mounted. I got a long way to go but I'm getting there Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
    30 points
  4. Had to do we just rescue Cooper from real dog rescue in New Jersey.
    29 points
  5. Wife's first buck and the first doe I ever mounted. Came out pretty good i think. My 9 pointer is next! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
    24 points
  6. Since I've gotten in a number of bucks to mount from members of this forum, I thought it would be cool to post some of them. Several are real STUDS. I won't reveal the names of the members on here unless they themselves want to chime in. We'll start off with this beautiful youth season buck killed by a member's son. Love those early season capes! I'll update the thread as I get them finished up and ready to go home. Ive got 4 more member's bucks on the drying wall right now and a couple more on deck to get mounted up this weekend.
    22 points
  7. Another buck from the same member. The pictures do not do this 171" giant any justice. It's probably the biggest form I've ever used. The deer has a great story to go with it with multiple years of history and close encounters. Truely and NYS buck of a lifetime!
    22 points
  8. God created male and female Democrats created all the other genders
    22 points
  9. Going through an old pc and found some old trail cam photos I really like.love the chick standing on her back.I did kill this droptine in 2010, but he snapped half it off and his 11 pt as well..
    21 points
  10. Family event today. We all had our fix of gills and my daughter caught a nice bass. Selfishly, I love days like today !! Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
    21 points
  11. Good morning . I have been still hunting the posts of this forum for quite a few years now . Today I am stepping out from behind my cover tree and joining the party . I grew up in rural New York and I have spent probably 40 years a field , with my father starting me on this journey. . Now that my son is finishing his hunter safety training, I feel like I’m learning to hunt all over again. We are excited to share some stories of ADK back country hunts and southern zone adventures together with all of you.
    19 points
  12. I had my muzzleloader buck dipped this year. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.
    18 points
  13. I tried ice fishing this morning for the first time in my life. Went out [email protected]@chef @the jerkman Not much action but it was a cool experience. Crappy caught one short laker (not 21 inches so it couldn’t be kept). When I left at 11 AM I counted 22 cars parked which seems crazy for such a small reservoir only 116 acres. While we saw a ton of guys out there we didn’t see much action for anyone else either. Gilead in Carmel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    18 points
  14. Got out for about two hours or so of walking. Found a half dozen. My fourth matched set over the years.
    17 points
  15. Here are a few pictures. The only thing I actually insulated was 20 ft of exterior wall (with 6" fiberglass). That section is mostly under the porch shown in the first photo. The "heated" 20' x 12' woodshop (3rd photo) has an 8 ft ceiling (hay loft), with 1" chestnut boards covered by 5/8" OSB. It took that little propane heater, set on high, about 1/2 hour to raise the temp from 35 to 55 this morning. It was holding it comfortably there, set on low. The 10' x 12' metal shop (2nd photo) is also under the hay loft, in the NW corner of the building. The man door under the porch en
    17 points
  16. Thanks. These are all bucks belonging to forum members here with several more to put together yet for other members...
    17 points
  17. Picked up a “what the hell” gun for $50. 1925 Crescent New Empire hammerless double barrel .410. I figured at worst it’s a wall hanger/paper weight, but if it shoots it’ll be a fun bonus.
    17 points
  18. Short trip today but netted 5 browns and an 18" walleye. Here's the 2 better fish. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
    17 points
  19. Lighting isn't the best, but here's @518BowSlayer 's work for this year. Dunno what he'd score he puts all the other antlers I have hanging in my hunting closet to shame. Thanks again, Ryan!
    17 points
  20. So, I use a snowmobile once a yr which made it hard to justify owning one. I go to Maine for a 5 day ice fishing trip. Buddys camp is 12 miles from the road and the only only camp on a 2 acre island. I've been borrowing one, but hated doing it. Picked up this 97 pantara 580 EFI with 3800mi. E-start and reverse. Very clean sled and runs fantastic. Leaving for Maine Tues for our trip.
    16 points
  21. So, this is pretty cool...On the hike yesterday when I found the sheds, I got pics of a buck still holding onto one side of his shed antlers. I think he might be the buck that dropped one of the sheds I found. His antler looks pretty similar to coloration and symetry to one of the ones that I found...and he was in the general area of the direction where the fresh tracks were going.
    16 points
  22. Wolc, is one here who I greatly admire. Lots of guys pile on him constantly, yet he doesn’t respond in kind, he doesn’t take his ball and go home ,he just continues to be who he is .
    16 points
  23. Had a quick little snowshoe trip with my favorite hiking buddy this morning. Didn’t see much outside of a woodpecker, but the woods was beautiful.
    16 points
  24. Four more this morning...
    15 points
  25. I have been wanting to do this for a few years now and when I took down a large ash tree leaning over my shop I decided it was a good use for it as it os 14 inches wide
    15 points
  26. I wasn't necessarily in the market for this but a deal fell in my lap that I couldn't pass up. I'd been casually keeping my eyes open for a side by side or O/U for awhile. It wouldn't get a ton of use, but it's something that was missing from the collection. Between the occasional skeet shoot and pheasant hunting, this might come out 6 or 7 time per year. I'd been looking at models from the likes of Stoeger, ATI, etc... Then my brother calls me and says he has this Beretta Silver Pigeon with the 28" barrels that he's trying to sell. She's pretty and the pix don't do her justice but she's so lo
    15 points
  27. Huge thanks [email protected] for sending me all of these calls for FREE. Can’t thank you enough and very excited to try them this May! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    15 points
  28. Won’t beat my state land buck.
    15 points
  29. Another early season WNY bow buck...
    14 points
  30. Decided I need to build a new barn. Lucky i have a snice stand of Norway spruce and white pine. Tall trees with no. Thermal cover properties, leaving the tops and piling few limbs need to remove, see have started bedding under and against the tops in a couple of days. Lots of young seedings been starving for light . Averaging 5 10ft logs out of a tree, most average 20 in and a few are pushing 32. . Board and batton to be cut and dried hopeful for construction this summer and truss/ lumber prices drop a bit today's work this load already left for millworking on this load ,about 10
    14 points
  31. 2 years ago I won a centerpoint whisper 380 , I don't use it much as I have a mbx 400. But I noticed a limb starting to delaminat. Contacted them in nov and limbs are warranted for 5 years. bUt I needed to take it to centerpoint dealer or ship top end back to them for repair. Well I just got around to taking it apart and needed shipping label to send back as no local dealer . And WOW!!!! centerpoint and ravin are same company now, called today for shipping label address and they said they will just send whole new top end of x bow. Complete with strings and silencers and to keep old
    13 points
  32. I was worried the stream would be blown out from snowmelt but it was actually low, perfect conditions. I caught three rainbows and one little brown. My buddy got a great brown for that creek. WE ARE ON TO MARCH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    13 points
  33. While bowhunting in the past, I've had chickadees land on bow, bounce around on nocked arrows and even land on my hat. I've heard of people feeding them out of their hands before, but have never tried it. They usually perch very close and act curious while I fill the bird feeder, so I figured I would give it a shot to see if they would eat out of my hand. First attempt and I had 4 chickadees land on my hand and pick seed right out of my hand! Just thought it was pretty neat!
    13 points
  34. Here’s one of the smallest operations, with a little help from our grandson. We make only about a gallon of finished. We keep a bottle or two and give the rest to the kids. Grandson helped with the brand development, lol.
    13 points
  35. He was here making a low budget movie many years back , and I escorted him anywhere he went , sat outside his RV on the set and so on . Interesting experience , I hang out with his main security guy, his cousin Tracy, a great guy ,a fellow deer Hunter , who died of a heart attack a few deer seasons later . Most of the filming was at an old church ,in a very bad area of the city,I was often shagging drug dealers out of the set ,one night a guy was shot to death and another chopped up with a machete about 50 yards from his trailer . I was always armed with my Glock 40 and a 3 D mag lite . O
    12 points
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  37. Spent the weekend on Sodus. Finally got to put a face [email protected] and I am grateful I did. This guy is the dang mayor of sodus! Some serious hospitality was shown and our entire crew had a fantastic trip thanks to his tips. We never got on a big class of fish but we were able to pick through the dinks that litter the entire bay and grab a few bigguns. What a population of fish! Can't wait to come back! Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
    12 points
  38. Well closet is done, still waiting on shower unit, that’s really holding me up now . We decided to sand our original oak vanity to see and it turned out very nice, so we’re going to re- stain it and use it zero wrong with it. Wife wanted a barn door type doors on the vanity so I got them cut up and gluing them together now .Home Depot got in our bifold door today to go in between the bathroom / laundry room. So she’s going to have another weekend of staining again, she’s done it all.
    12 points
  39. What I got a kick out of was the obvious fact that she was a lady and also a grandmother who could probably run a chainsaw, tractor etc better than lots of folks here. She'd plant her plots, build tree stands, kill and butcher her own deer. I’m not saying I wish my wife was like her but she certainly had my admiration.
    12 points
  40. Jumped off Mount Everest. The truck is otherwise fine. Phew. Believe it or not, I pulled it apart because I wanted a solid mount magnetic phone holder. Bolts in under center dash panel. No stick on stuff. I like it. Made by Course motorsports. And if you think it takes nerves of steel to arrow a big buck, try popping panels from your dash in a new truck. “Please don’t break, please don’t break”. Lol
    12 points
  41. Former forum member's 150" Ontario County bow kill...
    11 points
  42. Productive hour walk after work tonight...
    11 points
  43. Done , I like my compound but have a couple of older hunters that cant draw bow back well anymore , miss having them in camp for whole archery season. Anything that let's them hunt more in better weather has got my.support
    11 points
  44. Today’s progress
    11 points
  45. Couple of pics of that buck
    11 points
  46. Just finished this one today. The buck was taken a few seasons ago and the member decided to turn his euro into a shoulder mount. His bow buck from this past season will be posted in a couple of days too!
    11 points
  47. Ended up choosing a 64D form, basically a semi-sneak, ears back, head down. The deer on the left is a full sneak for reference....Very happy. Thanks Tru-Life Taxidermy, never a disappointment.
    11 points
  48. Without cameras I would never have known a monster was on our land never saw him in person until 3 weeks into season and probably would’ve shot smaller buck if I didn’t know about him ended up getting him because i held out and waited for him
    11 points
  49. I thought this thread was about growalot. I appreciate the kind words. You all (even 4SW) are welcome to stop over for a beer and some appetizers if you ever get around wmu 9F. I am running short of cream ale now. When the bock runs out, I will restock. There are plenty of lights in the house. Wife just just finished picking some deer heart and beef tongue, so the appetizer supply is good. No oysters left.
    10 points
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