GR HUNTER

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About GR HUNTER

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    Newbie Hunter

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  • Hunting Location
    Columbia County
  • Hunting Gun
    Sauer 7MM
  • Bow
    Bear Anarchy

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  1. GR HUNTER

    Bonehead moves?

    The first deer I ever drew my bow on turned out disastrous. I had my rangefinder tied to a string around my neck. When I stood up and drew back my bow, unbeknownst to me, my rangefinder had slipped in front of my drawn back bow string. Needless to say, as I let the arrow fly, my bow basically exploded in my hand with the string jumping off the cable and making this horrific sound scaring me half to death. The arrow hit about five below the doe and I was left holding my string-less bow. Needless to say my weekend was ruined and I now tie my rangefinder low to my harness and keep it in my side pocket.
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    New Mexico Elk Hunt

    Did run into some Merriam turkeys. Pretty cool birds. My guide told me guys head up that way to complete their turkey slams so I'm guess there is a decent population to hunt. Weather was great. 35's in the morning and would warm up to low to mid fifties. Actually told they don't get much snow up that way.
  3. GR HUNTER

    New Mexico Elk Hunt

    Awesome hunt! Just got back the other day and was just about to update this. It was a rough few days of hunting in beautiful country and my legs are finally not sore from all the hiking. We did tons of hiking in some pretty steep canyons and spotted a bunch of cows and a few decent bulls. We got into a few spot and stalks with nothing working out or the bull not being the right bull. Finally on day 3 of my trip after getting deep into hills we spotted this bull across a canyon. We watched him bed and slowly made our way to cut the distance. Its amazing how hard they are to spot especially while bedded down. We actually lost him a few times but were able to pick him up again after changing angles. A few hours later and after finally cutting the distance I was able to get my shot as he stood up broadside. The 7MM did its job and I shot him right behind the shoulder. He dropped and tumbled down a bit. Much longer story but I'll post that some other time. I'm told he's a pretty good bull for this year as it was a pretty dry spring and backs ends have been lacking compared to the front ends on mature bulls. No altitude sickness at all which I was worried about (most of our time spent between 7,500 and 8,500 ft), but it was difficult to catch my breathe on those steeper hikes. I've attached a few pictures below. Overall great trip and can't wait to do it again someday. Now back to chasing whitetails.
  4. GR HUNTER

    Best Hunting Channel on YouTube...

    That was epic. I won't have that kind of patience until my 80th birthday. And basically only because I won't be able to move any faster. Great job even spotting that buck.
  5. By far the best hunting channel on Youtube that I follow has to be The Hunting Public. These boys are pleasure to watch. For those of you that don't know the channel, they basically hunt just public land and are very informative and do things the old fashioned way. No fancy sponsors, scent control sprays, etc. They used to be part of Midwest Whitetail but took off to do their own channel. They are currently hunting up in Minnesota with some other guys that hunt public and its just great to watch the different tactics. They basically get in as tight to bedding areas as they can and don't freak out when they bump a deer. They have a great turkey tour they did last spring as well. Just thought I would share in case anyone wants to pass a few hours getting pumped up on some excellent public deer hunting before the opener.
  6. GR HUNTER

    People suck

    Why did they need to break both windows? People are just mean.
  7. GR HUNTER

    Long island shed

    Great place to hunt if you love ticks too.
  8. GR HUNTER

    New Mexico Elk Hunt

    Will do! Thanks for all the tips. And hopefully I'll have some good stories and pics to share.
  9. He's a good podcast host. Asks really good questions and does his homework. Regardless of what you think of him, his guests are good and do most of the talking. This podcast was actually pretty scary when you start to hear the facts about CWD.
  10. GR HUNTER

    New Mexico Elk Hunt

    Wow. Thanks for the pictures. I'm going to take a bunch and post as I go along. I'm getting one of those digiscopes for my binos. Did you find you did a lot glassing compared to walking to locate elk?
  11. GR HUNTER

    New Mexico Elk Hunt

    Unit 34 down in southern New Mexico. Should be into a lot of elk from what I’m hearing. It’s only a 5 day rifle season down there so I can’t lose a day not feeling well.
  12. GR HUNTER

    New Mexico Elk Hunt

    Thanks for the advice. It’s been great incentive to keep in shape. I’ll definitely post pictures. My other issue has been my shooting. I’m bringing my 7mm rem and have trying out a few different cartridges. Probably going to shoot 162 gr Hornady ELD-X but my bigger issue is finding a place to shoot long distance for practice. Largest range within 2 hours is 200 yds.
  13. GR HUNTER

    New Mexico Elk Hunt

    Finally drew a New Mexico rifle tag for elk this season. Elevation in the Unit I'll be hunting goes up to about 9500 ft. Anyone have any experience at those altitudes coming from NY? I've never been that high up and don't what to ruin a hunt with altitude sickness. Going to get there about a day and a half early to try and get acclimated a bit. I've ramped up the workouts but I think that will only help so much. Also, if anyone has any other advice about hunting NM, let me know.
  14. GR HUNTER

    For Those that are Boycotting

    I had read that they were doing well also. But then it makes me wonder why I get a different "flash sale" or other promotion basically everyday now in my junk email account which hadn't really been the case in the past. I guess that goes hand in hand with the increased internet sales posted earlier. We'll see with their next quarterly posting.
  15. GR HUNTER

    Recommended Mouth Calls

    Unless I'm looking for a specific type of sound, I sometimes pick up a package set (like a 3 pack with different cuts) and see what works/sounds the best and take it from there.