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  1. I'm not understanding all the commentary around the nice deer taken. I have to admit that I haven't taken the time to read every comment, and don't plan to but I didn't see any comments that were adversarial or insinuated that anything was wrong or done wrong just some fairly benign questions. the reactions to those questions/comments were rather aggressive. I guess I just don't understand the situation surrounding the questions or comments, but I don't understand the need for the bickering back and forth around it. I would think that someone that runs a business in the hunting industry would handle themselves a bit better in the public eye, but to each their own. I would have though this could have been an opportunity to promote by showing some past trail cam pics, maybe a brief back story, and a harvest photo but what do I know, it's not my deer so it doesn't really matter to me and congratulations on the harvest.
  2. A 165 ballistic tip/accubond on top of imr 4350 is my go to load for a 30-06.
  3. The weight of the bullet will not really effect how it expands, expansion has much more to do with how the bullet is constructed. An example would comparing a 180 grain nosler partition to a 180 grain nosler ballistic tip, both are 180 grain, but the ballistic tip will expand much more than the portion. That being said, there have been a boat load of deer killed with a 180 grain core lok from a 30-06. I wouldn't overthink it.
  4. Yep, and I'm sure the majority of my neighbors will be as well. Another point to be made, the local clubs will push the trail opening back. You have to understand, clubs are totally volunteer, do you think they have the manpower to call every single landowner along all the miles of trail they have to check and see if it's okay to open the trail on a certain date? It take them all year to obtain the general permission to use the peoples land. The clubs can't take the chance that there is a land owner on each of their trails that will be upset and shut the trail off, so they will just keep them closed for another week.
  5. It just pushes it later, making the people that much more eager to ride. I know all about it, been involved with the local snowmobile clubs for 27 years. I also have trails that cross my property.
  6. The fact is, none of the snowmobile trails in the southern zone will be opened until this season is over it has nothing to do with any percentages of land.
  7. They can't dictate that to private land owners... That in itself will make the matter even worse. Trust me, if there is any form of deer season open in the area, the trails will be closed.
  8. I guess I don't get your point about it not being an issue? We already have problems with people riding early, when you push that date later in the year the problem will get worse. There is no pissing matches, the trails for the most part go across private land, when the people ride early, the land owner shuts the trail down and then it becomes the problem of the local clubs to try and reroute the trail around the land owner, in some cases this can't be done. Either way it's a problem.
  9. You're correct, however the snowmobile trails will not be allowed to open until all deer hunting seasons have ended in the zone so it doesn't really matter how many lands are crossed or not by a trail. As I have stated earlier in the thread, the biggest single issue with loosing trail access is people riding the trails prior to the end of the hunting season, and this will just make that problem worse with people chomping at the bit to get our and ride.
  10. That's my point, the high numbers being shown are for ALL hunting and fishing in the state, not deer hunting.
  11. Sorry, something about your numbers doesn't add up. Using your numbers, you are saying that hunters spend 1.9 billion dollars per year on trip expenses only, using the highest end of your number of deer hunters at 750,000 you are saying that every single hunter spends $2533 per year on just trip expenses to deer hunt? Sorry, don't buy it...
  12. we are/were talking about who has a bigger voice in NYS, so snowmobilers in the northern zone do matter. In the southern zone snowmobilers riding before season is over is already a HUGE problem, and this proposal will make that problem worse.
  13. I get what you're are saying to some extent, and don't get me wrong I'm into both hunting and snowmobiling deeper than i would bet 95% of the people on this board. I would say if you looked at tug hill 80% of the camp revenue comes from snowmobilers compared to 20% hunters. Are hunters burning 12-20 gallons of gas through their ATV per day of use, like a snowmobile? I've also got the top of the line bow going, and how often are you replacing that? I don't see the average hunter spending anywhere near what a snowmobiler does per day if you figure it out. Hell the expendable cash per day of riding averages out about $150, that's just food and gas.
  14. You don't think that snowmobilers are buying camps in the area just to ride? How about the licenses fees we pay, of the highway tax we pay on fuel that never sees a highway, or the trailer purchases and registrations. Let alone the $15,000 snowmobile that was bought, or the $1200-1500 suit and helmet. Snowmobiling is a crazy expensive sport for what you get, but it's like nothing else when you're doing it.
  15. 100%, and the real problem around my area are snowmobilers riding before the trails are open and having trails shut down because the land owner is angry and I don't blame the land owner for being angry.
  16. And let's see how those overall numbers equate to NYS... You are also lumping all forms of "hunting" into the hunting numbers, not just deer hunting that we are talking about. I guess I'm a bit sensitive to this since I'm both an avid hunter as well as an avid snowmobiler. What does each dollar figure include? are property taxes included into the hunting number? If so, I'd say that's a bit of an unfair advantage... When you say hunting trip expenses, are you including guided hunts to other destinations of the US (I bet it is included), so what does that have to do with extending late deer season in NY? What I'm getting at is if you look at just NYS, I'm willing to bet that the snowmobiling industry outpaces the deer hunting industry by a fair margin. And like has been stated before in this thread the season isn't long enough (10/1-12-22)?
  17. This proposal is still going to effect snowmobile riders. 95% of the trails in the southern tier are on private land, and if a form of deer season is open, they will not allow snowmobiling.
  18. It's a universal design to make any trail cam a cell cam, this is the only feasible way to make it work with virtually any existing camera.
  19. My trip to South Africa was supposed to be at the beginning of this month, but was canceled due to Covid. I was just thankful to get a full refund for my airfare. We have yet to reschedule and are waiting things out to see what the future holds. One thing is for certain, the folks that get to go back out on the hunts right after they are allowed again are in for a treat with larger than normal animals due to the lack of hunting...
  20. G-Man, maybe your friend can remedy his problem by planning the food plot with corn and leave it standing or portions of it standing. that way the deer may feel safer bedding and traveling through there with the added benefit of some food. Deer use our standing corn plots all the time for those reasons.
  21. I also have the Echo combo unit, every attachment works great. I have the straight string trimmer, the saw blade for larger stuff, the power broom for yard cleanup and the pole saw. If you end up with one of these, make sure you get the extension for the pole saw, it's a nice add on for reaching the really high stuff.
  22. Those type of unhookers are used all the time in saltwater as has been already stated. I've never seen one with the downward pressure part, the ones we use are just a U hook, they have them in all different sizes from ones for catching bait to like stated shark size.
  23. Why not just launch at Callahan's marina around the corner?
  24. Just go to the Blackstone website (the new propane flattops that are all over) and follow the same process they recommend. Basically use a high smoke point oil (flax seed) put a thin coat on, heat on high for 15 minutes, add another coat of oil and keep heating. Repeat these steps and it will turn a nice dark color and be seasoned.
  25. Some morning wreck fishing with my wife in the Florida Keys.