Rack Em Up

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  1. How efficient is this method for calling in black bears? I have seen/read about it being used, predominately out west, but wasn't sure how effective it was.
  2. I'm torn between my Remington woodsmaster 742 in .30-06, Savage Axis in .25-06 (New Purchase), Winchester Model 70 in 300 Win Mag(New Purchase) or my Savage 212 with a Nikon Slughunter shooting Remington Premier Expander. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
  3. I'm sure we have all seen on TV or in magazines lavish products and technology being advertised that guarantee to increase one's success in the field. One item in particular, HECS Suit, has recently caught my attention. HECS Suit claim that their patented technology blocks one's naturally occurring electrical signature and allows people to get closer to the game they pursue. I know animals, especially whitetails, rely upon their 5 senses to reduce their risk of predation. However, HECS Suits are intended to protect hunters from animals sixth sense: the ability to detect electrical magnetic pulses emitted by humans. As someone that currently studies Biology in college, I have done a lot of work with animals and know they utilize this sixth sense in a variety of different ways. The HECS suits go for $179, give or take, but if they do what they are advertised than by all means I would be willing to try them out. With that being said, people have been hunting for centuries and without half the modern technology we have today. A bit skeptical myself, but was curious to see others input on the topic.
  4. Hey All, As archery season is well underway and November is fast approaching, I was curious to see what scents/lures work for y'all. For years I used to work the traditional Tinks and other store brought products, until 3 years ago I came across this "local"(Owner makes the lures out of his home in NJ) brand, Signal 11 Lures. I by no means am sponsored or paid by the company to write this post, but rather share my new found success and insights. As you all know hunting in NY is not like the TV shows, but ever since utilizing Signal 11 lures "Scrape Nuggets" and urine scents the amount of action I get afield rivals some of the pros on TV! I typically take a white sock, spray it in deer urine and use it as a drag line attached to my boot. When I get to my spot, I tie the sock at waist high to resemble a whitetails tail (make sure its not directly infant of you so that someone doesn't shoot in your direction!) and let nature take its course. So what brands and scents do y'all use and how do you use them?
  5. Rack Em Up

    4P Hunters

    My family and I have been hunting in 4P (Downsville/Colchester and Hamden) for many years. There have been some monster bucks taken off of our property in the 90's and early 2000's but in recent years the sightings of deer have definitely declined. My older relatives attribute it to a steady decline in farmers, hunters (instate and out of state) and a terrible buck to doe ratio. I can sit for days and see many does, but little to no bucks. They are definitely out there it is just a matter of seeing them during the day. Good luck and congrats on the new oasis!
  6. I have a general idea of where I think they are bedding. The stand is located between two main food sources. The neighbor directly behind me has two large food plots and in front of me is an active dairy farm. Where I have my stand set up, I catch them leaving my neighbors food plot in the early morning and heading towards the dairy farm. In the afternoon it is the opposite as I catch them coming from the farm.
  7. Hey All, I've been hunting in NY state for about seven years now and come from a family of hunters with a ton of hunting experience both in NY state and Canada. As someone that has always enjoyed browsing this website, I decided to join because I'm in need of some advice. Last year I followed my gut and set up a spot in an area that was never really hunted by anyone in my family or people that have access to our land. From the moment I set up cameras (around this time last year) I had 3-4 (1.5-2.5 year old) bucks and one 4 year old that was a big eight. During rifle season my dad took the 4 year and I took a 2.5 year old seven pointer (which we never had on camera) from the same spot. This past summer I really took it upon myself to develop this area by planting two small 1/4 acre food plots in this predominantly wooded area. However, despite my good fortunes last year and the work put in this summer, I have yet to see one buck on camera. I run two cameras and have hundreds of photos of does and several bears, but no bucks. As someone that hunts with a crossbow and rifle, due to school and other commitments, I'm torn between looking for a new spot or remaining faithful to this current set up. What do you all think: Stick with it or go to another location?