nyslowhand

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About nyslowhand

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • Birthday 07/12/1947

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    Wayne County (8F)

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    8F
  • Hunting Gun
    T/C Triumph, Savage 111 .270
  • Bow
    BowTech Swat, 10pt Turbo XLT Xbow

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  1. nyslowhand

    Bowhunter Sighting Log

    ^^^ Exactly!!!! I did the BH's log for a few years, until I realized I was supplying fictitious deer population #s. IE; Same 6-8 deer sighted regularly over ~25 hunts... does NOT mean there are 100s of deer in my specified location! I then began keeping a personal hunting journal with all the info I needed to keep track of deer sightings, movements, time of day, weather, etc. I have a pretty good grasp of how many deer are in my hunting area and I'm not going to inflate that with the DEC's estimates from the BH's log. If you want to do it.. great! Just be aware of what you're reporting & how it's used.
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    It begins again

    Hard for me to understand your logic here!!! Seem to be compounding the Xbow inclusion issue by adding what those hunter should be shooting. At least in my mind, these are two distinctly separate issues.
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    It begins again

    ... and this has to do with the OP's original topic of Xbow legislation - HOW?
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    Encounter with a neighbor today

    Wonder if this might be a typical scenario when leasing from a lumber company?? Clearly, with an absentee landowner, the neighbors might feel free to encroach at will. What Moog suggested is the correct/legal path, but getting the lumber co to confront this bully neighbor probably won't happen. They have their own agenda! You've got bigger kahones than I do if carrying a sidearm for security is essential and potentially ducking bullets is a high probability, all in the pursuit of hunting. No deer or bear is worth risking life or limb! Good luck!!!
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    It begins again

    Per recent email from NYCC; outlining their plan for Xbow bill in 2020 legislative session: Resubmit exact same 2019 bill and hope for a different outcome..
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    Liability insurance.

    ^^ True, but not something I'd want to test in court!??! I had a rider added to my home owner's policy for my hunting property for almost a min $$. Maybe one of our resident attorneys can chime in! No disrespect to them, but there are others that would jump at the chance of getting their ~30/40% of a settlement...
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    Iron sights

    Gunsmith used existing D&T hole from OEM rear sight to install the red-dot scope. For whatever reason, he didn't want to D&T any new holes himself. This was ~15yrs ago, so maybe there are some better mounting options today! Not the most secure mounting, but when you don't have much choice other than hanging up the rifle...
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    Dumb luck I call it..

    Culver's process is pretty good. Only improvements I might add/use are: Know the rope string included with ladder stands? Throw it away and invest in some thicker, better rope. Secure one end between platform/last step before raising the stand. IRC, you need ~22-25' lengths pre-cut for each side of ladder for the typical 15-18' ladder stands. I always use a 2"x2" stake or crowbar driven into the ground on the outside of the base of ladder if you're erecting the stand like you do an extension ladder. This helps to keep bottom of ladder in place while raising it. This is only step where a 2nd person would be helpful. Once ladder stand is erect & against the tree, you can carefully make slight adjustments for positioning on tree & getting platform semi-level. When in place, install vertical brace and as Culver mentioned place a ratchet strap criss-crossed around tree just below brace. Then you can cinch the better ropes around tree and to ladder section between 1st/2nd steps, tightly! Depending how tight you have gotten the supporting brace, ratchet strap and ropes - now you can go up the ladder carefully. Depending on my nerves that day, I have even looped a long ratchet strap around the tree and gone up ladder while slinking the strap up with me. When you get near the top, you can temporarily put that ratchet strap in place just below the platform section. Just a little added security when you 1st climb onto the platform w/o any straps installed yet. Believe every one does this, but I use 2X straps, one at "claw" and other at base of platform. Reverse process for taking down a ladder stand. JMO, so take it or leave it - The rope string and flimsy ~500# ratchet straps included with most ladder stands are crap!! Give them to the landowner or a neighbor, they'll love your gesture! I always invest in ~1/2" rope and a min of 1000# ratchet straps. The 1500# straps are better, 2k# straps are the best. IRC, around the platform you'll need ~10' straps and a longer (IRC ~15'..?) one for supporting the vertical brace. These upgrades are $$, but IMO make the stand exponentially more secure. They'll even make a cheapo ~$100 ladder stand as secure as the more ruggedly built & expensive models. Only other thing I do that helps me where I hunt is to place a PT 2x10/2x12 & ~22/24" long under the base of the ladder. Keeps stand from sinking into the ground &/or mud. Finally, two people are not always better for erecting a ladder stand, unless both are totally in sync with each other & what's going on!!
  9. nyslowhand

    Iron sights

    It was a sacrilege and would make any traditional BP shooter cringe - I put a 2X red dot scope on my TC Renegade due to my failing eyesight. Even with that s/u my shots were probably within the ~80yrd range.
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    Jeep wangler/ Rubicon how do they drive ?

    Please, NO pics!
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    Odd.......To Say The Least (Craigslist)

    Some one wake-up PYGMY, this is his s/u for a redneck joke.
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    Odd.......To Say The Least (Craigslist)

    Wooly, thinking about diversifying your chain saw art work into porn? lol
  13. nyslowhand

    Rain Gear Recommendations

    My rainy day gear choice - a Lazy-Boy.
  14. nyslowhand

    Centerpoint 370 which bolts and broad heads?

    Buyer be aware - you get what you pay for in a Xbow, to a $$ point. Obviously, if you're trying to get into Xbow hunting "on the cheap", you may be in for a lot of dissatisfaction. Conversely, there is no clear or exponential advantage of the ~$1200+ Xbows over ones $1/2 that. Lot of eng/mfg corners are cut to get a Xbow into the $3-400 range, esp with limbs, cams and mainly cheapo scopes. FYI - years ago I bought a recurve type Xbow for an anticipated Ohio hunt. Second time I shot it the string broke and launched an arrow into the woods. Meaning one bad experience does not make all recurve Xbows undesirable. Just for me it was an oh crap moment and I never tried another one since!!
  15. nyslowhand

    Centerpoint 370 which bolts and broad heads?

    Buyer be aware - you get what you pay for in a Xbow, to a $$ point. Obviously, if you're trying to get into Xbow hunting "on the cheap", you may be in for a lot of dissatisfaction. Conversely, there is no clear or exponential advantage of the ~$1200+ Xbows over ones $1/2 that. Lot of eng/mfg corners are cut to get a Xbow into the $3-400 range, esp with limbs, cams and mainly cheapo scopes. FYI - years ago I bought a recurve type Xbow for an anticipated Ohio hunt. Second time I shot it the string broke and launched an arrow into the woods. Meaning one bad experience does not make all recurve Xbows undesirable. Just for me it was an oh crap moment and I never tried another one since!!