squirrel slayer

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About squirrel slayer

  • Rank
    Newbie Hunter
  • Birthday 03/02/1986

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    newark valley ny

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  • Hunting Location
    region 7
  • Hunting Gun
    .22 lr, remington .410, stevens bolt action .410, mossberg 500 12 ga., Savage .308 bolt action
  • Bow
    Mathews
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  1. Well where I'm stuck hunting for the next few days I have very little chance of seeing anything. 5 acres of woods right behind the house because I don't have anyone to sit with the kids. Older 2 I'm ok with going out and walking the loop or sitting they are old enough to be in the house for a little while but after tomorrow the 3 year old will be there and that's not gonna happen. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Is it just me or has the weather so far killed the season. I took the first week off of work so I could be sure to tag out. Today was the first deer I have seen and only saw the dreaded White of the tail as it ran off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Or maybe the Remington model 700 7mm. Still on the fence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Howa .270 4x16x40 Bushnell and 150 grain deer thugs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Gun of choice. 20 ga Ithaca deer slayer with 24 in barrel was my gun of choice. It was my grandfathers gun. Used it one season. After he passed away it was given to my dad and since has been stolen from his house and never seen again. Now I carry a 30-06 and the wife has a .270. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. All a matter of personal preference. As for myself. I just recently got a 30-06 from a buddy who was hard up for cash. (Lost most of my guns in first divorce) that's for another thread. Lol having previously used a .308 I like the 30-06 way better. It is a heavy rifle but seems as if there is no recoil. My wife hunts with a .270. She loves it. And in her defense it's a nice gun. If only shooting at deer or small game consider a shot gun if you have shorter shooting lanes. A decent slug gun with a shot barrel combo will run you as much as a single rifle and serves dual purpose. Just thought. But now I'm the guy that opened an entire world of more stuff to look at. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Well wouldn't this suck if I was that guy ....... I'm in chemung/waverly area 8y. I'd love it if someone here were my bordering landowner so I could finally talk to them tho. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. As I am sure what I am about to say will spark the fire but in my personal situation I can speak on behalf of both parties. I am not one of the fortunate ones to own a ton of land. I rent my home and it happens to be about 5 acres of hi table land not including the house and landlords house or lawns. The neighboring property is owned by someone who lives out of state to my knowledge from landlord. One of the neighbors cuts the trails a time or 2 a year. Posted signs do not have contact info on them. I have a stand set up for my wife that is about 50 yards off the property line. Maybe even less. I even cut a lane to the property line for the fact that she will see any deer coming up the mowed trail/ logging road and where they cross into our land. Last year she had a bad encounter with a guy sitting on the line as she was walking to her stand and he was rather rude and then proceeded to spend the next hour stomping up and down the line just to ruin the entire area for the day. Never once did he ask who she was or where she was hunting just started yelling at her. Now I am aware as to how the open lane may look facing their land however there is no intent on taking a shot at a deer on that land. It's simply to open a field of view so she can see it coming before it gets to the point of no return. Now don't get me wrong I would love to figure out a way to get access to hunt this land even if it means sweat equity and time from me helping out there in off season. I'd love even more to find land to hunt so I didn't have to worry about any of the headache that is sure to come this season but I fear when the Jersey boys make the trip up for the weekend they will hate everything about it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. With all today's technology who here is using their smartphone apps to keep a record of their hunting area. What are some good ones that are free? What do they do and are they really helpful. Thank in advance for info Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Kidney stones are a kind of pain you wouldn't wish on an enemy. Lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Looking for an 8y have 7r to swap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yes on cherry. No on ridge. Just a trail I cut through the woods that deer began using more. Lol. They will be crossing about 50 yards up from what can be seen here. And the trail comes don hill to about 30 yards from stand. Then drops down into some really thick brush that is loaded with rubs. Wife has a stand I made about 200 yards from this spot down in a draw. Think both will produce this year and hope to hear her .270 ring first so she can bag her first deer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Boy and I went out squirrel hunting this morning. Watched a doe walk that trail at 9:30 and there is daily activity. Wind isn't bad there. Stand is Ina decent spot Down a hill. As for water. There is a pond they frequent only about 500 yards away through the woods. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Here's one of the stands I got up today. Noticed a nice bunch of thicket down below that had some nice rubs and a heavy worn trail on the other side is a crossing point and the woods are a little more open than they appear in the pics. Thoughts on stand placement?
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