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About sailinghudson25

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    New York Hunter

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    greene county
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    450 marlin blr
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    hoyt turbohawk 55lb aluminum arrows
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  1. Deer interested in recently harvested beans. I got 2 plots I can hunt. Huge cornfield not harvested yet. Travel tor path points back to houses...... Or this harvested soybean field.
  2. Plant what you like for the whole general area. It doesn't grow up in a spot here n there. A.) No big deal, deer eat plenty of stuff we call weeds. I was hunting the edge of 400 acres of corn last year. Shot a big 8 eating the weeds on the edge..... or. B.) Wait till end of summer, scratch up the soil with what you can. Then put in wheat, oats, or italian Rye. It'll enjoy the extra moisture. If you can't scratch it up, spread it and roll it in with whatever will drvie through it. I like using an ATV aired up to 10psi.
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    Niagara River early December?

    Saltwater sheephead. Great tasting fish. Tough to fish. Very mild to feel the bite. They hold close to structure too. Somewhat like tog to fish. They like small crabs like reen and asian crab. Shrimp and clam can catch them too. Got to hold the rod in your hand and have a steady boat yo feel the bite. Brining the surf rod with 30lb braid, and just bought a 9ft salmon rod to match my penn spinfisher 5 3500 with 14lb fire line. Got those juhr flatfish baits, smaller swivels, a bag of 5 split shot, Berkley power eggs. #6 egg bait holder hooks. A few cleo spoons, and a couple of those steelhead jigs. A red jig head with 2 red beads for a body and a bit of red feather for a tail. Got plenty of vibra lures. My freshwatwo favorite
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    Niagara River early December?

    Howdo you rig for the plant pier? Float, weight, and jig. Steelies are on the bottom? OR they can be anywhere in the water collumn where an eddy is.
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    Niagara River early December?

    sheepheads are there? Like the saltwater ones. IS the plant daytime only, you know the hours?
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    Niagara River early December?

    I am going to be at niagara falls 1st week of december. Is it too late for any good fishing in there? Also, what do you advise for lure or bait at the fishing pier by the plant? I got the usual assortment of striped bass fishing gear. Weights, rigging, spoon, bucktails, 11 and 9ft medium surf rod 1/2-3oz range w/30lb braid. Got a 50lb and 80lb braid with heavier 10ft rods for chunking. Thinking a slider rig with a bank sinker and a kwiskfish or spoon. What size bank sinkers and what size spoons? Colors?
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    ATV Battery

    9 years is a good long life. Get another YUASA. Get a trickle charger if you dont have one already. PAid about $65 for mine. OTherwise, buy a cheapie and swap it out every 3 years, same price. FYI you can buy a pull start kit for that 420 rancher
  8. Just like to hear what you guys do to make hunting there better besides planting food plots. What I have done and/or are doing. -planting shrubs the deer enjoy eating, red dogwood, willows, and will be trying green briar next year. Also plant spruce trees to promote cover. -I take care or my mast trees and browse. Clearance the trees for light, lime and fertilize them, and I prune, cut out competition, and keep the browse deer like from getting too tall. -I mow the brushy edges and bedding areas once every 3 years to keep them from turning to forest, I mow with the brush hog on high. I do strips of 2 passes each year, then leave the next 4 passes for next 2 years to mow. Where the deer tend to go everywhere, I have made nicer paths for them to travel. Cut down travel lanes, fertilizer the brose along it, and even made it easier for them to cross swampy areas a bit better. Basically make your own funnel spot. Hinge cutting the right stuff in the right place makes a huge difference. Another thing or two I have done is planting willows in really wet swampy areas. I have also turned nature my way a bit by replanting fallow areas. The areas where my club hunt have wide ATV trails. We have planted hairy vetch and let it go to nature. It's still motly hairy vetch. Also, the vetch adds nitrogen to the soil and it is low pH tolerant and doesn't mind sandy soil.
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    Another plot with the new tractor

    Nice new tractor. R4's make a great make shift cultipacker. Don't go too nuts with plot size. Deer love brushy edges. Keeps them motivated to come in earlier, instead of sitting on the edge debating till dark to go out or not...
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    Winter wheat

    disc's vs drag. If the soil is well broken and easy to sift with your hand, then the drag will do. If the soil is wet a bit, or has good clay content, I would use the disc. The ideal is 1/2 to 1 inch depth bury. I always like to double work a fresh field. Get it tilled up, then wait a week roughly to lightly work it again. Beats up and kills most young weed seed shoots. I use spring harrows. When I work in something to exisitng clover, I usually mow, then spray a few days later, then spread and roll it in with the tires. I spot treat real weedy spots with a weedwacker and weedwacker based rototiller. No need to go too nuts with weed removal if there a few. Deer eat them too at times, and frequent mowing when they start producing young seed will keep them at bay. Cutlipackers are great, but ATV tires work ok too.
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    Winter wheat

    This is what I do with wheat/clover mix. This is done for a half acre. 4 or 5 bags of lime, most of a bag of 15-15-15, most of a bag of 6-24-24. If you want to keep clover for the next year 4lbs of ladino late summer, then frost seed another 2-3lbs in feb/march. If you're going to rotate to something else, then I use red clover instead with no winter frost seed. The only thing I ever mono-crop is red clover in preparation for something else. I always blend seeds. I likse the ladino clover blends because incase you get a busy year, you got a running food plot and not a huge mess of weeds. Out of oats, rye, and wheat; wheat is my favorite. If you like turkey, frost seed some oats. Austrian peas, rape, turnips, and hairy vetch has been blended in my experience. All does pretty well. Hairy vetch is used in poor sandy soils in the ADK's, it adds nitrogen like clover. Very commonly used to erosion control in a long term situation, like mining, or major excavation projects. If the soil is poor, or not well tilled, rye then oat 2nd. Remember, general fertilizer recommendations is for maintenance of a good soil system. If your soil is poor, you need some more. I always put some lime every time I fertilize. Not only it adds calcium and magnesium, it also releases nutrients the soil would give up a bit slower. I am talking like 200lbs per acre per year. Fertilizer lowers the pH to some extent, so the bit of lime levels it out.
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    Dragging or Packing?

    I do several options. Pack.. I use a frame pack, 2 ratchet straps, 2 knives, sharpener, gloves, and garbage bags for the meat. Drag.... a few ideas. I have a ice fisherman sled, works great. I also have clothes lines and a pulley. Tie rope to tree, and pulley goes on deer. I have game carts too. Many times in public land I have seen improvised game carts laying around. I will bring one in a central spot if I am hunting in a group. When dragging I cut the lower legs off at the knee. Helps cut down on snags.
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    Trail Cam Questions

    Another vote for stealth camera. Every one I bought is alive, except one thatlasted atleast 2 seasons through winter two. Wildgame innovations 2 duds in a row....... Moultrie.... Seems so-so, they work, but when I buy a new camera I do a side by side with a trusted one. One or two have missed a few pics the other got.... But, they take some pics and live.... Primos, they're so-so again..... Never tried browning, but one or two folks have several and like them. I don't lock them up. I have put them on public land, no steal offs yet, but I put them in secluded spots well concealed. My must haves, picture sensitivity selection... Also, alteast have 1 camera with time lapse option. This is perfect for big areas like fields. Not a big video fan, but most have them. I usually do medium sensitivty with 3 photos in the northern zone.
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    Wool clothing

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    TVM muzzleloaders

    Hrvesting with a flintlock isn't a challenge in NY. IT just takes homework. Getting the sights setup right, getting used to different ranges with the gun. Then finding a good load. The gun will go bang when you want it too. In my experience A flintlock is more reliable than a non-209 percussion gun. It's easy to get the flame channel clean on a flintlock. It takes more care to get a percussion gun free and clear every time. After 100 yards, it's get tougher to harvest. 130-150 is about the limit, both projectile and open sights. A tight fitting patch and consistent conditions make for a very accurate gun. Same relative amount of lubrication to the patch, same relative bore condition for each shot. Reliability is a matter of being clean of residue and oil. Light rain I stay under cover. Damp conditions I change my priming powde every hour. When there's a decent bit of rain, I either just don't hunt, hunt in a blind, or use a percussion gun with the cap sealed in candle wax. I also have a cow's knee to cover the lock area. I've harvested in rain, snow, and while still hunting after several hours with no problems. Only 1 failure to fire. I changed my cleaning method right before the season. The gun had a patent chamber. I went back to cleaning the chamber like I used to, and no problems since. The last 1 inch or so of a lyman or thompson center has a roughly 35 cal bore. Impossible to clean properly with just a 50 cal tool set. I use a patch placed over a 36 cal brush. I switched to a water minimal method when I switched my patch combo. I went back to the typical water bath method