Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


 Content Type 



Hunting New York - NY Hunting, Deer, Bow Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, Predator News and Forums

Media Demo




Everything posted by mike103

  1. The NYS Police have sent letters to all ammo sellers or keepers of ammunition that the state is a point of contact for background checks on firearms and ammunition beginning September 13th as previously reported. I found mine in my mailbox today after being alerted by a member in another site. I strongly suggest that all gun owners, sportsman, hunters and shooters make arrangements to have a six months supply of ammo for hunting, training, competition, plinking and self defense before this is implemented. As with any new system there will be delays and confusion. And it goes without saying if you had a gun purchase in mind now would be the time. Semper vigilantes,Mike.
  2. I could watch that young lady fish all day!!
  3. Carried a Glock 19 and 26 for work for over 20 years. Can’t beat the simplicity of the Glock. They just shoot. Now that I’m retired I’ve added a Glock 30 in 45 acp, Glock 42 in 380 ( daily carry gun), and a Glock in .22lr I think it’s a Glock 44. Not a fan of cocked and locked. IMHO it’s dangerous. Just my opinion. Plus the 1911 is huge and heavy to carry everywhere. Find a gun that fits your hand and shoot it often. And of course carry it always.
  4. Forgot to add my Xbow deer. Nothing to brag about but it ate well.
  5. Where did the people go?? Did all the Xbow haters leave?? They were to most annoying.
  6. Another 410 TSS turkey. This one in Bear Pen Mountain. Upstate yesterday.
  7. If you wanted a silent weapon to hunt turkeys with you could just use a bow.
  8. Manner of Taking: Hunters may hunt with a shotgun or handgun loaded with shot no larger than number 2 and no smaller than number 9, or with a bow. Hunters may not use crossbows or rifles. Handguns are not permitted while hunting on State lands. I put up the entire announcement to show authenticity instead of just the manner of taking paragraph. Because I would have a hard time believing it if only the one section was printed by someone. Well freedom and all that. Maybe someone will work up loads for a 410 handgun that kills turkeys. I’m not surprised they said No Handguns on state land on Long Island. The soccer moms would have the vapors if the saw someone open carrying a handgun while they are taking their hike/ bike ride.
  9. Read the manor of taking. Pistols with shot? Not on state land. Has this always been allowed turkey hunting? Never read it before. Did not think those pistol shot cartridges were capable of killing a turkey unless pressed to the head.
  10. DEC Announces First-Ever Spring Long Island Wild Turkey Hunting Season Responsible Management of Reintroduced Wild Turkeys Results in Rebounding Healthy Turkey Population The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the dates for the first-ever spring Long Island wild turkey hunting season. The opening of this new season is the result of wild turkey reintroduction efforts DEC initiated in the mid-1990s. "DEC is excited to give Long Island hunters an additional local turkey hunting opportunity," said Cathy Haas, DEC Regional Director."Not only does this new season give more opportunities to local hunters, it also serves as an example of how locally extirpated populations can be successfully reintroduced and flourish. Both the fall and new spring seasons are possible thanks to the diligent work of DEC's regional wildlife staff, as well as the cooperative efforts of local hunters and volunteers who took the time to share their turkey sightings, allowing our staff to assess population health and growth." In 2009, the first fall-only wild turkey season opened in the region. DEC carefully monitored this new season over the ensuing years and confirmed the Long Island wild turkey population could continue to thrive while under hunting pressure. Long Island proved to be a region where safe and successful hunting of wild turkey was possible, with no hunting safety incidents reported throughout 14 fall seasons. The spring wild turkey season will open on May 1 and run through May 31, consistent with management practices in New York State and the Northeast. Season Dates: May 1-31 Hunting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise until noon Manner of Taking: Hunters may hunt with a shotgun or handgun loaded with shot no larger than number 2 and no smaller than number 9, or with a bow. Hunters may not use crossbows or rifles. Handguns are not permitted while hunting on State lands. Valid License and Tags: Hunters must have a valid New York State hunting license and a turkey permit to participate in the hunt. Spring Turkey Season Bag Limit for WMU 1C: No more than one bearded turkey per day; and No more than one bearded turkey in wildlife management unit (WMU) 1C Additional information on NYS Turkey Hunting Regulations can be found on DEC's website. Successful hunters will be strongly encouraged to bring harvested birds to the Ridge Hunter Check Station located at 484 Randall Road, Ridge, NY. DEC staff will be recording biological data to help evaluate the season and population structure. Visiting the check station will not be mandatory, but all birds harvested must be reported within 48 hours by phone (1-866-426-3778) or via DEC's Game Harvest Reporting webpage. For check station hours of operation, visit DEC's Hunting on Long Island webpage or call the Region 1 Wildlife Office (631-444-0310). Status of Wild Turkey on Long Island Long Island's wild turkey population is an example of successful restoration and management efforts. Populations of wild turkey on Long Island disappeared in the late 19thCentury due to reduced forested habitat, as these environments were cleared for colonial farms and firewood. In the mid-1990s, DEC trapped approximately 75 wild turkeys in upstate New York and released these birds at three locations in Suffolk County. The Long Island population is now estimated at more than 3,000 birds and growing. Wild turkeys have become a common sight at many locations in Suffolk County and some locations in Nassau County, and the population has reached a level that in some locations, nuisance permits have been issued in order to control the amount of damage the birds are causing. DEC monitors population size and distribution through annual August turkey surveys, bow hunter sighting logs, and harvest indices. Based on that information, DEC determined the population is sufficient to support a spring hunting season. Areas Open for the Spring Season All of Wildlife Management Unit 1C (Suffolk County) is open for spring turkey hunting.The demand for spring turkey hunting on DEC-managed lands makes it necessary for hunters to follow specific access procedure to ensure equal hunting opportunities for all. More information is available on the DEC website at DEC's Hunting on Long Island webpage. Properties open to shotgun spring turkey hunting require entering a drawing and advance reservations. Lands that will be open for spring turkey on Long Island are: DEC-Managed Lands in Suffolk County: Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest - Archery Only East Bartlett Pine Barrens State Forest - Archery Only Carmans River Pine Barrens State Forest - Archery Only Ridge Conservation Area - Archery Only Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest - Shotgun and Archery Westhampton Dwarf Pine Plains Preserve - Shotgun and Archery Henrys Hollow Pine Barrens State Forest - Shotgun and Archery Cooperative Hunting Areas that will allow spring hunting season are: Barcelona Neck Cooperative Hunting Area - Shotgun and Archery David A. Sarnoff Cooperative Hunting Area - Shotgun and Archery Kings Park Cooperative Hunting Area - Archery Only Otis Pike Preserve Cooperative Hunting Area - Shotgun and Archery Tidal Wetlands Properties: (archery only, no reservation required) Fireplace Neck Havens Point Long Beach Bay DEC-managed lands open to shotgun turkey hunting will be closed to other users from two hours before sunrise until noon throughout the season. Properties owned by local, county, and/or state (State Parks) governments may or may not allow spring turkey hunting. Hunters and recreationalists should reach out to the landowner to determine if access restrictions are in place. For more information on hunting seasons and regulations, please visit the DEC's hunting webpage. For tips and further details on regulations on turkey hunting, contact DEC regional wildlife office at (631) 444-0310 or visit DEC's Turkey Hunting Regulations webpage. Additional information can be found at the following webpages: Hunting on Long Island Long Island Public Hunting Areas Public Hunting Opportunities in Suffolk County, Long Island Conditions for Use of DEC-Managed Lands in Suffolk County Contact for this Page Office of Communication Services 50 Circle Road Stony Brook, NY 11790 631-444-0350 email us This Page Covers
  11. When I was a kid I had a Savage .22lr over 20 gauge combo. Always thought it would be the perfect turkey gun but it was taken in a burglary before the turkeys came back. Now I’m not of a mind to use a rifle on turkeys anymore. Safety and sportsmanship. Don’t think it’s a good idea.
  12. My nephew Chris guide his nephew to this monster on Saturday during the Long Island youth season. Used the 410 with #9 TSS
  13. Cost of a hired guide in Florida for turkey is $3,500 bucks. Way too expensive for me. Trying to get a tag you need a lawyer to figure it out. Shooting one? Boring as shit. They don’t talk. The most unsatisfying thing I ever did.
  14. Nice group of rifles and I like the eclectic calibers. Very nice.
  15. The DEC said they will be enforcing all of the new gun laws. They warned you.
  16. That is a very cool find. And very cool that you can make the ammo yourself. Post the deer you kill with it. Have fun.
  17. Well we know she wants to take away our gun rights. Next is hunting. Raise the age to hunt. Already said she would. Non lead ammo for hunting. Probably for all shooting eventually. No pistols in the field like Canada. Hope you like archery because that’s all you might have soon. And not crossbows. I’m lucky I already have a second home in Free Florida. But I will sure miss my beloved Catskills.
  18. It takes about 12-13 inches of barrel for the powder in a shotgun shell to fully burn. So barrel length has nothing to do with velocity. Also advertised velocity’s on shotgun shell boxes are off by 100fps most times. Pattern is determined by choke and/or the wad used. There are wads like Federal flight control that are best used in open chokes that determine pattern density. And there are chokes that hold the wad together to determine pattern and chokes that strip away the wad and deliver the appropriate pattern. Selecting the right choke is more of a product of what distances you are going to be shooting at or what activity you will be doing such as trap, skeet or sporting clays. It would help to know what the person will be going with the shotgun.
  19. I understand aggressive drive is bad. But I also can’t stand passive aggressive drivers who purposely drive at or below the speed limit to control the actions of others. When they make a left turn they move to the right to prevent others from passing them and then turn painfully slow impeding traffic.
  20. He graduated from Yale and Harvard. Joined the Navy, saw combat, was decorated, became a congressman, ran for governor and saved Florida from a crack head, married with children, wonderful family man, supported his wife thru cancer, is a Christian, did an unbelievable job during a major hurricane. And is about to be re-elected in a state that four years ago was almost blue. Yea Alex I’ll take DeSantis for 200.
  21. Ron DeSantis a nut job? Mr Potato Head said Florida would be devastated for years. DeSantis put the state back together in weeks. I know because I own a house there. Do you remember Katrina?? Lets see he protects woman in sports, children in the womb, police officers, parental school rights, victims of crime, the constitution of the United States, the elderly during Covid, guards the schools, protects the habitat of Florida, protects second amendment rights and hunting rights, no deficit spending, protects citizens of Florida from illegal aliens and ships them to sanuaury states, is governor of the states more people are moving to from states like ours. He served in the Navy and was assigned to the Navy Seals as a legal a legal adviser and saw combat with the seals. He received the bronze star. Yea I’ll take 50 nut jobs just like him.
  22. WTF!! Took energy independence and flushed it down the toilet. We are begging the Saudi’s for oil. Used the our reserve oil to lower prices for the election. Worst inflation in 40 years. Food Prices off the chart. Shortages of all kinds. Lies about almost everything, my son was killed in Service. Crime out of control while trying to disarm honest citizens. Hand cuff the cops while they are killed in record numbers. Can’t meet staffing for military while invoking woke nonsense. I could go on and on but my head hurts!
  23. Did not address handgun training, locked gun cases in cars, at home storage, semi auto rifles, for the down state counties the one to two year wait. Lots more to go.
  24. .280 is a great caliber and several loadings are offered but I would be afraid of finding what I wanted in NY especially with the new laws. Not going to be something you just walk into a gun shop and find a variety of. I would lean more towards 270, 7mm-08 or the 6.5
  25. The gun shop by me said porn star was the number one answer.
  • Create New...