The Engineer

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About The Engineer

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    New York Hunter
  • Birthday 06/15/1968

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    Male
  • Location
    Long Island / Grand Gorge
  • Interests
    Anything outdoors

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  • Hunting Location
    Grand Gorge
  • Hunting Gun
    BAR 30-06
  • Bow
    Bear

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  1. I spent 12 hours opening weekend of crossbow missed an 8. The following weekend spent about the same and got a 9. Opening day weekend 12 plus hours looking for the 8. Following weekend and week spent 6 hours per day for 6 days only saw a 100 doe a spike and 4 pointer. My neighbor it turns out gout my 8. This weekend out 4 hours and got a doe. A big doe I was targeting. I would show a picture but the only one took was after I skinned it. I also did the butchering on both so that was another 6 hours total. Which was very cool and a great learning experience. I have 1 buck tag left which I will use on Long Island next month. So lot of hours a lot of meat and an understanding wife. I'm sure its going to cost me
  2. Yes I'm a little south from there. Good hunting because few people get the permit or go in there at least by me.
  3. Hello Hank you gaining experience. No worries like Grampy said sit still and watch. I don't know if you have a doe tag, but just wait and watch. If your lucky enough to see deer watch what they do where they are doing it and what times they are doing it. Seeing bucks this time of the season is hit or miss. Doe are much more abundant and more day time creatures then bucks after the rut. On my property which is not huge from 6:30 to 9 the doe go from bedding in my neighbor's property through the back of mine and up the mountain for the day. At 3:30 to dark they come off the mountain through the front onto my property close to my cabin and go back to the bedding area. I learned this pattern just by watching quietly and you will learn too. Remember where's theirs doe will be bucks during the rut. Just watch and learn
  4. I have the Milwaukee heated sweat jacket. I use it under my hunting jacket. Worked great even on opening weekend when it was 16 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday in a tree stand. I even bought battery heated gloves for $30. Put them on low and put on military mittens over them. I stayed out for 4 hours like nothing. Only went in because I wanted a 2nd breakfast. It works
  5. I have always heard about it. Is it real? It makes sense not every doe can be bred when only a few bucks around. I saw an 8 point during early bow season actually locked down with a doe that my dam neighbor got. I was lucky enough to get a 9 with a crossbow. Other then a 4 and a sike I haven't seen any bucks. Yes I know there's more out there. I have a definite 7 resident doe on my property but this weekend while watching the 7, 12 came out of no where without a buck chasing them that I could see. So I'm was thinking not everyone could have been bred. I'm going back out this weekend definitely to take a doe as I have a tag. But I'm wondering is one still in the area waiting for the 2nd rut. I got my 10 point the last day of rifle season 3 years ago. He was just walking through the woods at 10:30 in the morning. Was he looking for love or just passing through
  6. Nice buck. Curious was he following a doe, just walking by himself? Why I ask is on Thanksgiving morning I saw 3 doe and 20 minutes later a a 4 and sike walk right through and sniffed where they were laying down. Wondering if it was the 2nd rut or just chance
  7. If your too tired to remember to take bullet out of your gun or separate your ammo from the gun then I don't want you driving on the road with me or my family. Then you're not safe. Take a nap and stay off the road. Regroup go through your checklist etc. And be safe. What other unsafe practices do you do when your in the woods with a fully loaded gun. I was pulled over once and I hung out with DEC for an hour. I had a 10 point on my roof and I wanted everyone to see it. Sure they checked my paperwork and checked out the deer. They asked about my gun. I told the the gun is in the trunk and the ammo and mag in the glove compartment. They never checked. I always feel and tell most people if you didn't do anything wrong it shouldn't matter
  8. That's a great reason too Nomad
  9. So I got back last night at 9 from hunting upstate. Telling my wife about the does and how it was 16 degrees on Saturday and 11 on Sunday at the cabin. She said quit simply why the hell would you go out it that. I thought about it for a little while and came up with this. I grew up on the water on Long Island but always loved the woods and the mountains when we would go up there as a kid. I like being in the woods and or in a tree stand and watching the critters all around me and never knowing I'm there. I like being ALONE with no one asking I need I want I gotta have. I like watching the deer and turkeys and see their movements for later on. I like making the food plots. I like the fun around the camp on opening day weekend. I like that we spend the whole of Thanksgiving week up there and have Thanksgiving feast in the woods. I like the fact in this country I can have a hunting implement and use on my land or on public land. Most places in this world you can't. Why the hell do you do it?
  10. Like I say to my wife it's not about the size it's what you do with the meat. Congrats on the buck. Did you use the grunt call?
  11. Welcome Enders good info on this. I wish you reached out on Thursday before opening day. I live on Long Island and have a cabin in the Catskills. Went up with 3 other hunters and had a mountain and a half to ourselves. 2 of the guys have been hunting for over 40 years. They are fathering type. If I wasn't going up next weekend with my wife for Thanksgiving Id have you up. First thing to do is sight in you rifle. Get used to it and see it's capability. Theirs a good range on eastern LI in Calverton. Its run by the town and the range officers are good teachers. If your rifle is a shotgun then go to NYDEC. Opening day on LI is January 4. Follow the instructions for hunting on LI as it's close to you. Good luck and stay in touch
  12. This year I went with battery operated gloves $30 Amazon (rechargeable batteries) my military surplus Mickey boots with 2 socks and a foot warmers. 3 layers of clothes and a Milwaukee battery sweatshirt. And a full cover hat. I can go 6 hours like nothing in 16 degrees like today. I could have stayed longer but I had to pee and I didn't see anything all morning. Tonight 8 does all around me and I was fine until it was dark and I could hear the coyotes REAL CLOSE
  13. Forgot my dam seat cushion. Used my surplus military mittens. Ass was warm but my hands got cold this morning
  14. I'm the cook at my camp. The night before opening day is beef stroughov with the big fat egg noodles. Easy recipe and only takes 1/2 from start to sitting down. Then in the morning beacon, sausage, eggs, homefries pancakes. It puts everyone in a food coma out in the stands. So the deer walk past them right to me. With all that starch and protein everyone falls asleep but won't freeze to death in the stands
  15. Great buck congrats. Great story too. Glad to see your boy hanging with you. So important to get the next ones into the tradition