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  1. I’ll share my experience and hope you find some perspective from it. I’ve been bow hunting for about 20 years. My first bow was set up by a mentor of mine who owned an archery shop and I didn’t even know what draw length was. I shot it a ton, killed some deer, and upgraded as fast as a teenage kid could. Fast forward about 10 years and 4 bows later. I realize every time I draw my bow, I have to bend my left arm to get the bowstring anywhere near my face. I adjust my (at the time) PSE Bow Madness 3G to its max, and it’s better, but my left arm is still quite bent. I shot this way for about 10 years believing it is correct, but wondered why I never felt very comfortable with a bow, lacked confidence, and developed terrible target panic. I ordered a brand new Bowtech Solution (which maxes at 30”) and set it up last year. It feels great, except my left arm is still bent and I’m doing the “draw the bow and move the whole deal to my face” thing. Long story long…I’m a 31” draw and it cost me a bunch of time and money to finally figure it out. The worst part is, two different bow shops didn’t say anything when I had work done on bows that I was shooting way too short. I didn’t know, and they didn’t say anything. I absolutely do not blame them, but I’m including it for a reason.

    I go through this to say, only you know what is comfortable. Your left arm should not be locked out, but it shouldn’t be bent a bunch either. You shouldn’t have to adjust anything from full draw to anchor. Try different lengths and see what feels right. Most people my height are between 29-30” so I thought there’s no way I’ve been doing this wrong for so long. I was.

    Maybe post a pic or two of you drawing your bow and we can take a look.


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  2. Over the years, I have had some pretty impressive deer wander into the yard and start grazing during the open season, and I have always refused to shoot them. I guess it does violate some idea of what hunting is to me. It feels like taking advantage of conditioned animals. Almost like shooting pets.......lol. But I always wondered if I was being dumb. Sometimes these incidents happen during seasons that have not really been all that exciting. I do feel a little silly giving deer a pass just because they happen to use my lawn to feed on.
    But then too, I have to wonder if I had a "food plot", would the situation really be any different. I was just curious what the attitude of others is. 

    Choot ‘em!


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  3. Like new Bowtech Solution. Right hand, 70lbs. Bought in July or August of last year and taken on about 5 sits. Would prefer local pickup, but would be willing to ship if needed. $775. Have a QAD HDX Bowtech drop away rest to go with it for $95 more. a4696bcccc6f8c4f1a7aa412a3831c46.jpg
     
     
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  4. Oh boy so good. Brick oven outdoor pizza and clams posillipo. Giovanni's Inn Wurtsboro NY. Owner has been making pizza starting in queens during the 60's. 
    Had a great conversation, then he took some wild mushrooms he found and gave a magic taste. On cloud nine right now.
    I've been there four times in two weeks but today was a celebration. My wife went from teacher to assistant principal to principal in consecutive years. 
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    Congrats to her! I’m in the field. It’s a journey to be sure, but that kind of drive makes me think she’ll love it.


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  5. I did the PRK lasik back in November. There still healing but I have no complaints other then a little gritty feeling from time to time. It didn’t do anything for reading or my astigmatism, but the doctor said it could take up to a year. There’s three or four different types of lasik so you need to do your homework and pick a reparable surgeon.
    I used sightmd https://www.sightmd.com/ Dr. Martin on Long Island.


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    I did PRK in 2008 or so. Was 20/10 for many years. I had/have astigmatism as well. My right (dominant) eye is now about 20/25 and I notice it, especially hunting. Really don’t want to go back to contacts or glasses.

    Try a peep. If you don’t like it, mount a scope. I like my Henry .22 for plinking as well. They’re fun.


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  6. Sadly this is worth about a grand now… possibly the best investment Iv ever made.  At least when an elk hunt happens in my future I’ll be ready. 
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    Used to have a .325WSM and loaded the 200 grain Accubond ahead of a bunch of H4350. Was a great load. Can’t recall shooting a deer with it, but did shoot my first black bear with it. Kinda miss that rifle. Might still have some of those bullets left.


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  7. Prices have doubled from a year ago. Go to a local feed store. You can get generic Roundup for around $80 for 2.5 gallons of concentrate. Works just as good. Wish I would have bought a couple cases last year.

    For the past several years I’ve gotten generic glyphosate 41% at TSC for $49.95 for the 2.5 gallon jug. Wondering what it’ll be this year.


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  8. Last week’s Meateater podcast episode again goes over this and is pretty interesting. Last summer, I needed more arrows and the ICS 340 Whiteouts I had were discontinued. After researching a bit, I got bit by the Ranch Fairy bug and went with a Sirius Vulcan 250 at 31” long with a stainless insert and 200 grain Grizzly Stik single bevels. Seeing the crazy penetration on my block target was intriguing to me. Do I need a 652 grain arrow? Definitely not. Was it fun creating a new setup that I have confidence in? Absolutely.

    I know bullet and arrow analogies are less than perfect, but, I think of it kind of like this: a .243, .30-06, and .45-70 all have their place in the deer woods. I don’t shoot past 35 or so yards, so the .45-70 of arrows is cool with me. Plus, it is darn quiet.


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  9. I just pulled the trigger and bought the LX today. The backhoe’s are a year on back order so I passed. I can use the $10k for other attachments anyway.
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    Nice! Congratulations! Hope it serves you very well!


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  10. Smart move on the larger, open station tractor with shuttle shift rather than the smaller one with HST.  If my full time job was outside I wouldn’t mind a cab, but as long as I work full time in a climate controlled factory, you couldn’t pay me to own a cabbed tractor.  I can’t wait to get “outside” on a tractor.

    The first time I rotary mowed over a giant ground bee nest in my cab tractor, sitting in it listening to tunes with the AC on watching those things flying all around, I decided I’d never be without a cab tractor again.


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