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Everything posted by josephmrtn

  1. Had a small 4 point come cruising by at 70 yards around 5:30. Where's your daddy little guy?
  2. I personally use huntstand, been with them since back when they were run by scoutlook
  3. Setup in the saddle over a mock scrape along a rub line with the wind in my face since 230. Fingers crossed that this is the year I finally break my dry spell and kill a buck with my bow.
  4. I've been thinking a lot about this lately, why are hunting products getting so dang expensive? Yes I know inflation, current administration blah blah blah, I get that stuff is gonna cost a little more. but I still don't understand why stuff is so ridiculous. For instance some of the new cast aluminum treestands on the Market today. I think they are great products and would love to use them. But I simply can't afford to spend around $1000 for a stand and set of climbing sticks just to get into a tree, most of my older steel stands are either homemade or I got them for cheap or free. Hunting clothing is the same way,can anyone really afford to spend $1-5k just to buy clothing. I know the stuff from Walmart or a discount store is probably just as effective as something like Sitka for killing a deer but why is it that the whole industry is moving towards you spending thousands of dollars per year just to be comfortable in the woods? Is it because we have shown we're willing to pay the price regardless of what they ask?
  5. Buddy of mine picked these up for me as a gift cause he knows I'm into hunting. I appreciated the gift but after trying them on a hunt I decided they were too large and heavy to be used for mobile hunting, would work much better for a long term set, so I decided to modify them myself. I cut them down to 22" and eliminated the middle step since they were entirely too close together for me anyway. I also eliminated the plastic washers and tightened the bolts down since the folding step feature was more annoying than anything and made a bunch of noise. They are much lighter although still probably 10-15lbs ish and more packable now being able to fit on my back.
  6. Anyone have experience with the Spypoint CELL-Link that plugs into a regular trail camera and makes it cell cam capable? I think its a cool idea and would be interested in adding it to some of my cameras that are in areas I cant access during the season without risking spooking deer. https://www.spypoint.com/en/products/universal-cellular-adapter/product-cell-link.html
  7. Hopped on Camofire tonight and noticed they have some really great deals today on treestands and climbing sticks if anyone is interested. I picked up a set of the HAWK Helium sticks myself since I've been looking for a set. https://www.camofire.com/index.php/
  8. I have an upright combination freezer/fridge in my garage that I use to store beer and such during the summer. My garage is unheated tho so I unplug it for the winter and since I've heard it won't work when it gets below freezing.
  9. I hear what you're saying, I've been wanting to get my permit but with how difficult they are making it I think I'd rather just move to a non commie state... Contact your legislators and let them know you are against this crap: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s51001
  10. I advise everyone to take a read. There are a lot of changes that will suck for us all. Including background checks on ammunition sales among many others. Leaving this crap hole of a state is looking better every day. https://www.scribd.com/document/580655753/Governor-Hochul-Conceal-Carry-Improvement-Act
  11. In reading over the document it appears to me that they were anticipating the state trying to work around this by expanding "sensitive places" and they made it clear that the state cannot just blanket declare public spaces as "sensitive"
  12. Thank you and No kidding!! I never could've imagined how much it would change!
  13. Father's day came early this year and very unexpectedly Wed night at 8:58pm, Caysen Joseph joined us at 35 weeks and 3 days, Weighing in at 6lbs 19¾" long. Spent a couple hours in the NICU for monitoring but so far has been doing well and finally were able to come home today. Momma is doing good as well even with the unexpected induction for preeclampsia and big brother and sister are thrilled.
  14. @LawdwazI logged in and saw the title of this thread and thought you were calling me out Gotta agree tho, These fuel prices and economy F-ing suck! 2-3 years ago I was working making about 1/2 what I make now and was doing great financially, Now i'm making a lot more and still have to do a ton of OT to scrape by every month...
  15. I always do my own oil changes, Im wanting to learn more about turning wrenches on my vehicles to save money and be more self sufficient so lately ive been tackling a few larger repair projects as well. If my garage was heated I would be doing my U joints currently but I really hate the idea of freezing my butt off while doing work on my vehicle. I also cleaned and rebuilt my first carburetor for my snowblower last week.
  16. Fresh venison heart for lunch, sliced and soaked in cold salt water in the fridge overnight to pull the blood out. Making half smoked hickory honey and half garlic butter parsley both pan fried.
  17. Not necessarily nuisance, just a few off the farm. We always have a lot of deer and try to take at least a couple every year.
  18. Took the wife out for her first sit of the season tonight while the kids were at the grandparents. An hour later she had her first and second deer tags ever punched! Made great shots on both.
  19. Just saw the first doe movement of the morning. Running like she was being chased so we'll see.
  20. No movement yet. Steady rain snow mix until around 8 but it's tapering off now. Fingers crossed
  21. I've never had much luck with it either but I think there's also a science to it and not just blindly grunting or smashing antlers together
  22. What do you guys think, rattling antlers for an afternoon sit or no?
  23. I wore my chest waders into the stand this morning cause I knew the swamp would be too deep for my boots
  24. I'm just hoping my stomach growling doesn't scare them away LOL also it's pouring rain so that puts a little damper on it
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