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Buckstopshere last won the day on November 17 2016

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About Buckstopshere

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    Elite NY Hunter

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    Wellsville, NY
  • Interests
    Deer hunting, local history, bee keeping, trout fishing

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  • Hunting Location
    Allegany County, NY - Potter Co. Pa.
  • Hunting Gun
    Remington BDL 30.06
  • Bow
    Bowtech Carbon Icon compound, recurve and long bow (Howard Hill)
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  1. Cool. I hunted with a recurve back in the late 60's and 70's before compounds and filled a bunch of archery tags. I think that as I look back... those days with a recurve not only taught me how to hunt deer, but the process of instinctively shooting a bare bow (no aiming) was a major contributor to this lifelong passion for bow hunting deer.
  2. Not as big as Underhill's bucks...but for my neck of the woods, this 10 pt. was near my stand this morning. And it's plenty of incentive for me. Still on terra firma. Smarter than me.
  3. More in-season eye candy. Things are gonna pop soon and I'm getting itchy to let an arrow fly!
  4. Just starting to happen here in 9Y...should really pop in about a week. Had small eight pointers under my tree, Saturday and Sunday, two different stands and hunting properties. Saturday night, just at dusk a big buck trailed a doe past my stand just out of range. Gotta love this time of year! Nothing like it!
  5. Nah. I disagree. North central Pa. is a wasteland for deer hunters. Sure, there are a few big bucks. But having hunted Pa. since 1970 every year until recently, with bow and gun, the buck population there is a joke. If anything, NY bucks flood into Pa. and increase their stats. Pa. doesn't want deer, it wants timber.
  6. I've passed on a few good ones, bigger than some of my mounts. Can't pull the trigger yet with some of the top level bucks I have on cam...20 yards from my stands. The best is yet to come! Soon the big boys will be running in the daytime.
  7. You can google it. But it’s snipping the overhanging branch off a hot scrape and transporting it to another mock scrape. Zip tie it to the mock scrape's overhanging branch.
  8. I’m in 9Y. Wellsville. Just a bit north of the Pa. border in the Genesee River valley and surrounding hills.
  9. Yep...keep enhancing it. More overhanging branches from other scrapes.
  10. This guy finally showed again. Got him in velvet...and then the other night at the same zip-tie scrape setup...First photo is in the fog when he was in velvet. Now...he's hard horn...and a good one for my neck of the woods. I'm not in his core area because I have not seen him since. But there's always hope!
  11. The big boys are finally on their feet in the daytime down here by the Pa. border. Starting to get daytime photos of big bucks at scrapes... this buck is super-psyched! Just gotta be in the right stand. Three different cameras, same buck...about 15 minutes from the first to the last frame of the third camera.
  12. Been seeing rut action, as predicted, starting just after the full moon last week. Two nights ago, three older bucks were rutting behind a doe and her fawn. They were scraping, and intimidating each other. Quite the show. Posturing, ears back, low grunts and moans. etc. Lucky they didn't scent me, so close. Starting to hit my zip-tie scrape setups in the daytime. Seen other bachelor groups beginning to break up, the big boys finally on the move, but mostly at night. Expect to see this action tail off soon though, and then start ramping up again as we get into November.
  13. A few good bucks starting to show up at the zip-tie scrape setups. And tons of smaller ones too. I really like the one with the split G3.
  14. I like to use the overhanging branch on a hot scrape, snip it off and transport it to a four foot high branch about 25 yards from my stand. Zip-tie it to the branch. I've never found a scent or setup that can beat it.