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Doc last won the day on April 7 2016

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About Doc

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • Birthday 01/03/44

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    Western NY
  • Interests
    Hunting Bow and gun) - fishing - photography - target shooting (bow and rifle) - hiking - ammo re-loading - painting - genealogy

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    .270 Ruger American rifle
  • Bow
    Mathews MQ-32 (plus a wall full of others)

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  1. CWD. Are we just lucky?

    I guess I would like to hear the supposed motives for NYS and most of the other CWD states to conspire to hoodwink the public about CWD. What are they getting out of it?
  2. I did check, and I had to get separate insurance. Basically, if the barn burned down and the ATV was inside, it was not covered until I got separate insurance.
  3. I have a question related to the original post, regarding ATV engine size. Has anyone ever been able to get all of the horsepower out of their ATV. What I have found is that the wheels will slip before the engine is ever seriously being over-taxed. So, it makes me wonder if it really makes any sense to buy these ATVs with the huge engines. Is it money well spent or value that will ever be actually realized in performance. My experience involves plowing a 1000' driveway, so I get plenty of hours of real work for the little critters. The Yamaha 400 seems to have more guts than traction but still does the job well for me. I'm Just curious as to what people think about the usefulness of the ever-increasing engine sizes. Do you ever find jobs that can really use the extra power? Perhaps in the area of food plotting you all have found situations where you can get more useful power out of these bigger vehicles.
  4. Years ago when we went moose hunting (mid-80s) it was not a guide that was required, but an outfitter. Have they changed the law? We used the outfitter's camp officially, but we went off on our own miles and miles away and set up our own tent camp to hunt out of .....on our own. The law was just a subsidy for their outfitter industry. The good thing was that the cost was minimal and they did get all the tags that we needed, and they had a walk-in cooler for the moose when we finally got back from the hunt. Also, it was nice to have a cabin to spend the night before heading home. I'm not sure they are even still in business, but we used Three Bears Camp near Shining Tree, Ontario. But that was a lot of years ago.
  5. Well anyway, thanks for the info. It just reminded me to put the dates, in big print, on my calendar here next to the computer where they belong.
  6. Hunting Chairs

    All I have is a folding aluminum and canvas stool that fits in my pack.
  7. Posted Signs

    I have a similar arbitrary rule of posting except I have always used 3 signs as the minimum number that are always visible no matter how you approach the line. There is no using the story that you didn't see the signs.
  8. 30 yard group

    Actually, back when I was competitively shooting I had both boys and my wife involved, and all the members of the club were a great bunch of people. It was an "add" to the list of friends and additional time spent with the family. I guess you make of it what you want. It's just another hobby and a whole bunch of fun for those that enjoy archery.
  9. 30 yard group

    I spent quite a few years shooting NFAA events, back when I was a young squirt. I have to say that even though I never got real great at it, it was a blast. Just a whole additional aspect to archery. Also, I can't say that it did my hunting any harm either. You should try it. You might get
  10. CWD. Are we just lucky?

    I see reading is not one of your strong suits. I have not disputed any of the statements (fact or otherwise) that you have made. My posts regard the fact that you apparently have no credentials to be able to claim your feigned expertise. And more important is your tone of condescension and frankly just your nasty personality that you come across with at every post. I have to tell you, I quite often have problems with boasting blowhards that spend most of their time patting themselves on the back and demanding that everyone recognize their self-proclaimed expertise. I don't even care if you might be accidently correct once in a while. I will say that when it comes to credibility of those that are trained and educated in the field of biology, vs. someone whose claim to fame is that he is a deer farmer, you come off a poor second in the area of believability no matter how much you rant and rave and pathetically claim to be the world's leading authority on CWD.
  11. The real amusement is watching the left melt down. They have gone into a self-destruct mode, and it is getting hilarious.

    I always said that it is a good thing that woodchucks don't grow to 500 pounds. It wouldn't be a safe place out there.
  13. 30 yard group

    You are definitely skilled to the point where you need separate bulls eyes for each arrow. Avoid the expensive damage that is sure to happen to your arrows. Have you considered competitive shooting? It can be an addictive thing that is a heck of a lot of fun.
  14. CWD. Are we just lucky?

    As I said before, the burden of proof for all your nonsensical prattle is on you. I am not the one challenging the organized biological entities of the state. It isn't me that is so desperate to show what an expert I am. Where are your credentials that show how much more of an expert you are than the college educated NYS game management biologist. Before you launch your tirade against other members claiming that they are saps or all the other derogatory terms that you are so fond of, maybe you should have at least some credentials that give you some status as an authority on the subject yourself. Otherwise you are nothing but just another person with an opinion and an overblown view of yourself and an overly aggressive and unfriendly personality. Perhaps you should dial it back a bit, settle down, and try to have a calm, intelligent conversation for a change. You might even get some people that are willing to listen to what you are trying to say.
  15. Pigeons

    The very first critters I ever hunted was pigeons up in our hay loft. I used a hand carved hickory longbow and un-fletched willow arrows. Dad always wondered how those shingles got blown off the barn roof from the inside. I got quite a few, butchered them like little chickens, and found out that they were some darned good eating. I also learned that bowhunting and archery was a hobby that would last a lifetime.