ridgerunner88

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About ridgerunner88

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    Oneida County (6K)

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    Oneida County (6K)
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    Stevens 7mm-08
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  1. Ridge rd hard to explain how to get to

  2. I found Webster  Hill Rd... how do you access the State Forest from the road, it looks like there are private lands between. Where is ridge road?

    1. cbandjkcustoms

      cbandjkcustoms

      Webster hill has a road that runs into it and big turn around at the end. Theres a river. Hunt the river cause there's a field behind it

    2. ridgerunner88

      ridgerunner88

      Thanks! I will let you know how it goes

  3. North portion of Clark Hill, Buck Hill and Penn Mtn State Forests are where I primarily go, I have been to Jackson Hill with some friends but not solo. I like the hills as a ground hunter because I can see better as opposed to the flatter areas south of Rome. Unless you have a better recommendation to hook me up!
  4. What part of 6k

    1. ridgerunner88

      ridgerunner88

      Disclaimer, I have only lived in the area for 3 years and found these areas first and liked them so I havent changed areas.

      North portion of Clark Hill, Buck Hill and Penn Mtn State Forests are where I primarily go, I have been to Jackson Hill with some friends but not solo. I like the hills as a ground hunter because I can see better as opposed to the flatter areas south of Rome. Unless you have a better recommendation to hook me up!

  5. Is the proper way to say it "YO-TEE" or "Yo-Ta" like Moat? All joking aside they are beautiful creatures despite their negative impacts
  6. Yeah that does sound like a good idea... here is are my initial thoughts and I may be overthinking things but hey this is a chance to get some feedback from a veteran... the wind is suppose to be blowing to the NE.. the ridge I was eyeing would mean me parking to the south of it and walking in (about 1.5 miles) and setting up... about mid/late morning I would start making my way back to the car by walking directly west from where I am sitting to check out a potential bedding areas (based on satellite images) and then heading back to the car... the afternoon I would drive to another to park that will be about 1 mile from a spot my brother mentioned showed lots of sign and is located near a field that is privately owned.. potentially setup between it and catch one going out to eat in the later afternoon
  7. Joined almost a month ago.. I have enjoyed checking on how everyone is doing in the woods and have learned a bunch.. I grew up in PA and hunted there then joined the Air Force which prevented me from hunting for 11 years.. moved to NY 3 years ago and got back into it and love the deer hunting up here... been pretty lucky and been able to bag at least a deer each year but no monsters yet (although that is not my goal).. been 100% a ground hunter but plan on taking the next year to learn and get comfortable with a tree saddle which will be a fun learning curve. Keep the stories and updates coming, it makes my work day in the office a little better!
  8. 6K hunter here.. I am working today and tomorrow and got the honey pass to head out Wednesday.. it is looking pretty good with a few inches of snow hitting the ground the night before.. looking for anything with horns to make it number 3 in the freezer I am a public land hunter with no treestand/saddle so I am relegated to the ground... what would you guys suggest as a strategy... i am hunting some state forest that has some pretty good elevation changes... should I go find a ridge and sit tight downwind and hope the second rut will kick in (judging by your posts the past week it looks like the first rut is officially done) or try and be super aggressive and try and walk up on an unsuspecting buck and hope to get a shot off before I spook them
  9. We used those field stands for my daughter, she shot a doe when she was 7 and then a button buck this year as a 9 year old.. love them!
  10. I saw the bottom buck on my work's big buck contest.. think he is gonna win!
  11. First post ever! I have enjoyed this forum since discovering it two weeks ago. Grew up hunting in PA and joined the military and did not get to hunt that much. Now that I am back in the northeast for good it has been nice to get back into the woods! First day weapon is a Stevens 7mm-08. I won the thing three years ago at a local fire department gun raffle. The thing has been great and taken down 8 deer! Myself 2 does and 6 point, my 9 year old daughter a doe and a button buck and my brother 2 bucks and my sister in law a doe. I hunt northern zone so I already took a doe down last week with it and hope to get my buck tomorrow morning, it is suppose to be super cold so I am hopeful. Based on how close and the type of terrain I have been getting these deer at I am looking to switch to a 30-30 or 45-70 sometime in the next few years.. other than my daughter's deer which were shot in PA during the mentored hunt days all of them have been taken inside 100yds. Need more of a brush gun as opposed to my sniper rifle. Good luck to everyone going out for the first time this Saturday!