New York Hillbilly

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New York Hillbilly last won the day on November 27 2013

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About New York Hillbilly

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  • Birthday 03/18/59

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    Sangerfield, NY
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    Remington 700 BDL
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  1. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    I was invited as a guest to a couple deer camps in he past, but never belonged to one myself. Owning my own property since the early 90's, I never had the need to join a club. I did however associate with many guys who did belong to deer camps. When a deer was wounded as far as I have seen everyone chipped in to try and help in the recovery, sort of like how it is handled on my land. No flogging to the best of my knowledge, but with some of those guys, who knows! : ) My point was actually was referencing the same type of guy you said makes you lose your mind. In fact, it is the same type of guy you mention that year after year comes to my house wanting to track his latest wounded deer. Same guys almost every time. It gets old after a few years, and I have gone so far as tracked other peoples deer on my land, help gut them in the dark, and even let them use my four wheelers and/or tractor to carry back to their truck parked in my driveway. Like I said though, it has gotten old! (like me...: ) ) Sad but true when it comes to people lying I guess. I said the same thing earlier, only the shooter knows what real went down. Also, like I said before, bad stuff can happen under the best of circumstances, so I'm not suggesting you beat down someone who has wounded a deer. I would say help find it, learn from the situation, and try not to repeat it. I do believe the person who makes a habit of it though, will likely earn a reputation for being that type of hunter. And if caught lying about it, as most liars eventually are found out, I can't imagine anyone wanting to invite such a person to hunt on your land, or in your deer camp. I will now again wish you all happy, safe hunting, and hope to see lots of pictures and read your stories, after Opening Day, my rental awaits. Peace all!
  2. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    Oh well, time to put this to bed and go play with grandson, and think of happier things. : ) Looks like finally beating this reaction the flu shot, starting to breathe again, and now I need to rent me a car a car and drive to my woodlot to check on some stands before opening day. Good luck to all, and safe hunting!
  3. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    Nor do I, but you nobody wanted the reputation of being the person repeatedly wounding deer, or hunting with those with the attitude People with that philosophy were not welcomed in any deer camp, or game club I ever knew of or was associated with, and in fact I was an officer for many years of our local F&G club, as well as at the county level, As they say, talk is cheap, and a picture is worth a thousand words. The seeming endless pictures of deer shot in hind quarters, guts, head, neck and everyplace other than where you are taught to shoot one from day one, tells an entirely different story.
  4. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    Thanks Pygmy, you too! Stay safe...I'll try to do the same!
  5. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    lol......memory medication...... for old guys like us! Thanks for the laugh by the way, you got me laughing hard enough to hack up a lung! I may clear this illness in time for the opener after all. : )
  6. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control! long as you keep taking your Aricept it probably will remain that way! : 0 or they put me on it....then I'll catch!
  7. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control! long as you keep taking your Aricept it probably will remain that way! : 0
  8. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    You have me beat by 4 or 5 years of deer season it seems, and you are entitled to your opinion. We will simply disagree, as it has not been what I have experienced or witnessed.
  9. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    I think the volunteer work you and others like you do is noble and selfless, and speaks to your good character. It also shows a level of patience most, including me, fail to possess, at least when it comes to this subject. While life teaches us something new everyday, and none of us are above making mistakes and learning from them, I think the basics I would venture to guess are still taught in hunter safety classes, should be pretty hardwired long before one pulls the trigger or release. My extended fear is that poor decision making and reckless behaviors are not likely limited to just one activity. In other words; I'm certain many of the same people who make such poor choices will be out and about the woodlots next week, this time armed with firearms. A slippery slope, and not a comforting thought!
  10. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    We will have to agree to disagree on this one. I forget if this is my 44th or 45th year of deer hunting, but can tell you I have never seen anything like how this has taken off with tracking dogs. Don't get me wrong, I think they are an excellent resource to have, but I think they have become the excuse in many peoples minds why they can take iffy shots. I won't be convinced otherwise. I just see too much of this going on.
  11. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    I have been, and his comment/opinion after tracking all the deer this year, is that many of these "hunters" have no business even being out there. I'll take it from the guy closest to the action, and wearing actual blisters on his feet chasing gut shot deer, deer shot in the rear ends, through the back, and with legs blown off and chunks of bone on the ground, and on and on. Not my opinion, it's all over the hunting sites.
  12. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    After oh so many deer seasons, I still get pumped when I have any deer around me, let alone a big buck. I suspect the sight of a large racked buck makes most hunters pulses get going, which also has had me wondering. If the craze and/or trend, however you want to frame it, is about passing smaller bucks to grow big ones, and knowing the reaction such encounters bring, will the increase chances of running into bigger bucks lead to more incidents of poor choices, and high risk shots to be that person who got the big one, and subsequently continued increase in lost animals? Rather than making such behaviors acceptable as just part of the hunting experience, I think we will need exert a little peer pressure once in a while, to make a stand that it is not. Again, bad stuff happens under the best of circumstances, and ultimately only the shooter in most cases knows what really went down, but we should not normalize wounding animals. Although I would like to take a big buck as much as the next hunter, the goal I thought ultimately was to feed our stomachs, not our ego!
  13. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    As would I. Good call! Perhaps some of your good sense can rub off on a few more people! BY the way, I love Cooperstown! Worked there for a couple of years. : )
  14. Relying on tracker/dogs is out of control!

    I agree totally that nobody is perfect, and sadly know the feeling of losing a deer. But, it is the knowing of such a sinking, sickening feeling that I believe kept people from pushing the envelope in the past, at least for some of us, and I think,as a result we may have actually passed on if there is such a word, "shootable" deer, rather than run the risk of going through such an ordeal. And make no mistake that word got out quickly in an area if your were "that person", who made a habit of wounding and losing a deer. There does not seem to be the same stigma anymore. Anyone who shoots moving animals, takes marginal shots on purpose, is just winging shots.
  15. Live From The Woods 2017 edition!

    Congrats on successful hunt, and an impressive deer!