The Engineer

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About The Engineer

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    New York Hunter
  • Birthday 06/15/1968

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  • Gender
    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. The Engineer

    Snake

    Well I spoke with my friend who works for the DEC in my area in the office in the next town from me. The snake is a viscous killer called a garder snake. A true man eater. Known for killing whole towns. I know for me lesson learned. First thing I'm going to do is get more educated on the venomous snakes. I'm going to get a snake bite kit just to have. Also since we put the pond in, it improved the habitat for a lot of new critters that will bring in snakes even the scarey ones. Thanks for all the input everyone
  2. The Engineer

    Snake

    I wanted too because I have 2 dogs and my wife up here with me this weekend but I just kept moving. I always hoped since I was high in the mountains they snakes would stay lower. Since cleared some woods and put in a pond I've been seeing more snakes but all garder snakes going for the frogs
  3. The Engineer

    Snake

    Or looking on line maybe a Massasauga rattlesnake looking at the pictures
  4. The Engineer

    Snake

    It was an aggressive little bastard. I didn't want to kill it as all the critters in the woods have a purpose even those dam black flies and nats
  5. The Engineer

    Snake

    I saw this by my pond yesterday. What kind of snake is this? It was under 2 feet long and no rattle but it coiled up a seemed to be aggressive. I kept on walking
  6. The Engineer

    Over/Under On Weekend Snowstorm?

    Got 20 to 24 inches. It started sleet for 30 minutes and back to snow. As soon as I finished plowing the road and driveway at 2 yesterday it went from 22 to 12 degrees in less then 2 hours and still falling with a constant wind. We're up at 2500' by Windham and Hunter. No snowmobiling today. Time to start packing up and winterize the house again. Real feel about -22 out there. Time to get back to Long Island where it's a balmy 7 out
  7. The Engineer

    Over/Under On Weekend Snowstorm?

    My wife and I are bolting at lunch time from Long Island to go up to the cabin in the Catskills. By us outside of Windham they are saying 20"ish. We are 2700' up so if it snows we are getting it. The quads and snowmobiles are ready to go and I cooked my ass off last weekend waiting for this. I already told my boss I'll be sick on Tuesday. I can feel it coming. I have food, booze football play offs. I'm covered. Then next weekend hunting on the island. I can feel the flu coming next Friday too. Bring on the snow
  8. The Engineer

    Some Long Island deer

    I'm going out to a relatives farm in Riverhead next week. 30 acres with 10 of it woods and no one hunts it.
  9. The Engineer

    What would you grow

    Sorry I was clear. Out of my 3 plots one is already clover. Planted late last year. It's closest to the house and on a slope over looking my pond. Easy maintenance and I can't get my tractor there to turn it over. My other 2 plots one was bassicas with turnips and radishes. Did OK but from August to October it grew about 12". Which isn't bad. The plot was what Agway called a "mix" which was probably everything that fell on the floor. That did pretty good for an August planting. This year I have time, tractor and some Implements. I want something that will grow to good height and the deer will munch during the late season too. I need some ideas on what to grow and why. Next I'll ask again and grow something else Thanks
  10. If you had 3 food plots on your property and was already clover, what would be your top 2 choices? Say if plot size was over 150 x 150 each. Good amount of sun each day perfect PH and in the middle of the woods. What would you choose and why
  11. The Engineer

    ATV size food plot equipment wanted

    I don't know if R4 in 4 wheel drive is equal to R1 in 2 wheel drive. I have R4s on my tractor with no chains and had no problem in 14" of wet sloppy slushy snow this weekend up in the Catskills. My neighbor has R1 with chains and I went anywhere he went cleaning snow. The only time I slid was in 12" of mud on on a grade sideways. Now I got the tires loaded and haven't had a problem since.
  12. The Engineer

    ATV size food plot equipment wanted

    Buck hunter check out Bruno's power sports in Arkansas. Free delivery and no sales tax. I bought a Massey 2706 (60 hp) for 24,000 no one could come close. He also has Kioti which I almost bought. I like how they have a lever on the back to raise the 3 point hitch while standing at the back of the tractor where you can see it close up. Good luck
  13. The Engineer

    Your Biggest NY Buck

    middleguy 10 point 18" spread last day of season 2015 Dellaware County by Green County. Total fluke just walking through the open woods at 10:00. Circled around him and he walked right up to me. The locals say he's the biggest one in 20 years in my area. Not bad for a cityit. Moral of the story late season bucks do happen and don't give up until the end. I have a 9 in my area but I am taking off this weekend to let the woods cool down and next week taking off Thursday and Friday off. If it's meant to be it will be.
  14. The Engineer

    any hunting stuff on the xmas wish list??

    We do one big thing and a few smalls For my big I put a 6' cultipacker, 6' disc or box scraper on my list. A win any way you look at it. For my small either a muzzle loader, crossbow or drag harrow. My stocking stuffers are kale, radishes, turnip seeds, winter pees and winter rye. As you can see I was bitten by the food plot bug
  15. The Engineer

    My first food plot

    This was my first year of doing a plot actually 3 of them. I rented a bulldozer and just ground up the areas and planted clover in 1. kale, radishes and turnips in another and some cheap wildlife in another. I planted it in mid August and it came up great and got hammered. So if you have a tractor then all you need is a disk, york rake (which you have) and a hand spreader. Start there. Save and look for results. My expectations were low and it blow my doors off. I am already thinking of next year's plots