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nyslowhand last won the day on September 19 2013

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About nyslowhand

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • Birthday 01/01/1900

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    Wayne County (8F)

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    T/C Triumph, Savage 111 .270
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    BowTech Swat, 10pt Turbo XLT Xbow

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  1. A very admirable & ethical choice on your part to not hunt if you don't feel "good" about it physically &/or morally!
  2. For BBs in early October, you'll need night vision sights on your bow. But who knows ... just when you think they are super smart, they do something stupid!
  3. Finding a rub this early in my hunting area is a rarity. If I see one, usually chalk it up to a buck trying to remove their velvet and not so much a territorial marking. Very cool and assuming encouraging!
  4. Even the thinner leaf cut camo material has an odor straight out of the package. I've tried washing it before in scent-free laundry soap and it seems to help. Be warned - washing these camo materials seems to take a lot of the "stiffness" out of the material and makes it a little more fragile, even using a gentle wash cycle.
  5. That looks super tall for a tripod stand. Aren't most 6-8" tall?
  6. Me too ^^^! Is there any whitetail biology facts or science behind that observation?? Just seems contrary to a buck's known behavior. Think MOOG hit the nail on the head!
  7. Strings get lubed with a waxy substance. Cables & serving do NOT get lubed! Rails get lubed with an oily substance. Per my Xbow mfger.
  8. Dredging up an ancient thread!
  9. First thing is the deck needs to be washed and thoroughly dry before staining or esp painting. I used this on a ~25yo deck and it fills cracks pretty well. Tintable, so choice of colors.
  10. Bowtech got some bad publicity several years ago when they got into the Xbow market and the limbs on some models began delaminating. Don't think Bowtech has recovered from this with their Xbows since..!??!
  11. Another little quirk with the above scenario is that hunters in stands on adjacent properties can influence your hunts! If they are fidgeting or constantly standing/sitting while up in the stands & deer regularly notice them, this may cause the same deer to be nervous about the stands in your hunting area. I noticed this phenomenon a couple years ago when a new group of hunters bought an adjacent property to where I hunt. I'd hunted the same area for ~11yrs with very few situations where deer looked at the stands while I was in one. Even seemed to have been some routine travel routes slightly modified to skirt a stand area.
  12. From a 15-18' tree stand I try to envision where I want the arrow to exit the far side of the deer's body and make the appropriate aiming point on the near side. All while envisioning the deer's vitals. The angle of the shot, distance and the deer's anatomy all come into play! For any new hunter, Deer & Deer Hunting has a shot simulator software that shows all shot entrances, exits and vitals hit. Can manipulate distances & both angles. Probably a good investment for a newbie bow hunter, either vertical or crossbows. Believe it's ~$15.
  13. IDK the science or biology regarding a deer's brain function, but have to agree with Grampy about them having short term memory that changes their habits &/or travel routes. Could possibly be simply a learned response and not so much a cognitive (word?) reaction to dangerous situations. As far as longer term memory, sure the deer around where I hunt know when apples are ripening and annually travel 1/2-3/4mi to enter the orchards like they know what's going on. Having any other long term memory retention about human intrusions or interactions, think we might be giving them too much credit. If their long term memory were this great, every tree stand a hunter s/u would be a "one n done" scenario.
  14. Agree with Swamp-bucks opinion 100%. Chances are BBs won't tolerate this kind of regular intrusions, but JMO the does pretty much stay put. Thus the old adage - where the girls are the boys will eventually show-up! It's been my experience on property I owned and routinely walk about or rode an ATV around, the deer seem to get used to the smell and don''t get alarmed. Of course, everyone has their own theory.... Again JMO, but it's difficult for me to justify buying property, paying taxes on it and not enjoying it to its' fullest!!
  15. The anti Xbow lobbying group (NYBH) certainly had some influence over the Enviro Conversation sub-committee's members when they were rewriting the current Xbow regs. Although never documented, you certainly could jump to the above conclusion regarding NYBH's directly influencing the regs. BTW - this has been an annual battle for the past 6yrs by the lobbying groups, the anti Xbow NYBH and the pro contingent NY Crossbow Coalition. As much as you hate Czar Andy, he actually put a bill into the NYS budget a few years ago removing most of the current regs. Of course, it got dropped out of the proposed budget.