Adkhunter1590

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About Adkhunter1590

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    albany county

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    Central NY and Kansas
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    Browning 30-06 A-Bolt
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  1. Adkhunter1590

    Early Bear 2018

    Thanks fellas. Sure will be a trip for the ol memory bank. Learned something new while up there. Coleman folding propane grill grates are NOT, I repeat, NOT made of real metal haha! Don’t try and set one over a open fire to burn some burger residue off, otherwise you’ll be like me and melt half of it away in about 45 seconds. It’s my buddies grill, and I’m never gonna hear the end of it about how I burned half his grill grate up while at bear camp haha!
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    Early Bear 2018

    Well we had a good weekend. No bear sightings but had a good time regardless. We did some walking around and found a ton of bear sign and ALOT of deer sign. Thinking of taking another trip back during gun season because of all the sign we saw. Weather was nice and cool, almost down right cold Saturday night and Sunday morning but it felt great. Didn’t take many pics as we had no service and it kills the phones pretty quickly but I snapped a couple of camp and the one river we came to on our walk. O and I can’t forget the part about the DEC officer driving up into our camp at Mach 1 and jumping out like he was busting a illegal poaching operation haha. This officer gets the ninja of the month award for sure. We had a small Bluetooth speaker going with some music and we never heard him pull up at all. I just got done picking a fresh beer from the cooler, crack it open and I turn around to this DEC officer fast walking around the front of his Jeep and walking up next to my buddy who didn’t hear him either. My buddy about jumped out of his skin when the officer says “how’s it going here boys!?” The officer goes on to ask what we are hunting for and even tries to trick us by asking what kind of bait we were using. Asked if we had our licenses and when we all said yes and offered to hand them to him he declined to see them. Once he figured out we were just some regular legal joes he calmed down a bit and went on to tell us that our campsite was his number 1 favorite spot to catch poachers. Then he asked us to give him a call if we heard any gun shots late at night or any other suspicious activity. He told us we were in the best area to be for bear but maybe a couple weeks early but encouraged us to come back in a few weeks for some better hunting action. We thanked him and said we would be back later this fall for some more hunting and he got back in his Jeep and left. Pretty nice guy but man did he scare the crap out of us haha And then on the way out, just before we got back to the paved road we run into 4 state troopers a DEC officer and a paramedic. There was a street bike off on the side of the road and no rider around. Cops are blocking the road so we stop and wait a min and a cop walks up to us and says they are chasing a bunch of street bike riders and one bailed his bike and took off into the woods. Asked us if we saw anyone and we told him no sorry. He got the other cops to move their vehicles and off we went. Pretty crazy end to a fun trip!
  3. Adkhunter1590

    Got your opening day spot picked out yet?

    I’ll sit on the edge of my food plot just behind the house. It’s where most my deer head towards anyways. And it’s a easy short walk. Also easy to slip up into the tree without spooking anything. I will hunt this spot for most of October to avoid putting much pressure on the woods. Come November I’ll jump around a bit but the food plot always produces good numbers of deer morning and evening.
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    Rensselaerville Recent Pics

    I live close by and ya those look to be right. We’ve already dipped down into the 40s the other week.
  5. Adkhunter1590

    Early Bear 2018

    Good to see the cooler weather has them on their feet! Weather forecast looks better for the weekend now. Less rain at least. Only a passing storm tomorrow night. Temps drop into the 30s Saturday night! Woohooo! High of 60 both days also. I’ll take that kinda weather any day. I’m trying to make it through a 10 hour shift tonight then it’s home to finish loading up. Stop over to my buddy’s and pick him up then we are off. I really need to learn to use a extra vacation day for the night before leaving on trips because it’s like torture being here knowing I’m off to go hunting in the morning! Good luck to everyone headed out this weekend after a black Bruin!
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    Thinking of gun season with Muzzleloader

    I’ve observed the same thing. I use blackhorn 209 and there’s no way anyone could tell me that they can get better accuracy with pellets. I’ve shot tons of different pellets and none compare to blackhorn. I’ve tried to get a couple of my buddies to switch but they act like dealing with loose powder is such a hassle but I don’t see how. It takes one extra step to measure and load into speed loader tubes and your all set.
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    Thinking of gun season with Muzzleloader

    I’ve been using my muzzy the last couple years during gun season. My CVA wolf is dead accurate and easy to carry so I don’t think of it as being at a disadvantage. Your not supposed to miss the first time anyways so not much need for a follow up round. I’ve left my muzzy loaded in the garage for 3 weeks at a time without any misfire issues. I think the biggest thing is to not bring it inside if it’s cold out where the big temp change can cause condensation and wet the powder. So I just leave it out in the cold garage and it’s been fine. I did pick up a CVA 45-70 single shot this summer for a bear hunt this weekend and I’ll probably use that this year for gun season just because it’s new and I’d like to shoot something with it. And since it’s a single shot it’s not too much different than hunting with the muzzy. But I say go for it with the muzzy this year, a little extra challenge is fun!
  8. Adkhunter1590

    Early Bear 2018

    Weather is looking nice and cool for the weekend. Looks to be a bit wetter than I’d like though. Doesn’t look like super hard rain so hopefully it’s not so bad. Rain or shine we will be there! My one buddy just picked up 3 kayaks and even a trailer for them to boot. We are gonna tow them up so we can do a little mid day fishing. Wives are making us lots of good food to bring along and we got lots of cold beer. Gonna be a good time no matter what!
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    Bowtech Carbon Icon. Who has one?

    I have the Bowtech Carbon Knight. Basically the same as the Icon I believe. It’s been a good bow but it did require a little tuning in the beginning to get it shooting right. I’m not an expert in bow tuning so I take it to a good bow shop and have the owner go through it and then he’s always went out back with me for 20-30 shots to make sure I was good to go. I know he had to adjust my rest a bit and some other things but if you are having some real trouble getting dialed in it’s always good to have a pro look it over. My guy has found lots of little problems on my bows over the years that saved me a lot of headaches. My poundage is at 72-73 pounds last I had it at the bow shop. He cranked it out a few pounds over 70 to help compensate for my string stretch. I’ve shot a lot of arrows in this bow so it’s time for a new one but I didn’t want a new string mid season. With the high poundage these bows will seriously zip some arrows in a hurry. I’ve never chronoed it, but you can see it clear as day it’s hauling a**. I’m flinging the Maxima Blu RZ arrows with 100 grain rage hypos. I’ve killed 5 deer with this combo. It’s a nice treestand bow the way it’s shaped and it’s length, easy to move around at full draw being nice and light. A heavier bow would be much easier to shoot longer ranges, but these light little carbon bows are great for closer range whitetail hunting. Good luck to you this year with your new Bowtech. Once you get it dialed in you’ll be dropping deer no problem.
  10. Adkhunter1590

    Early Bear 2018

    CVA Scout V2 in 45-70. With a Vortex crossfire 3x9 for glass. Just got done shooting a few mins ago. Ran 20 rounds through it ending with this grouping
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    Early Bear 2018

    A couple buddies and I are going up north the 21st for early bear. This cool weather sure puts me in the mood to be sitting in the woods. Will be sighting in my new bear rifle this afternoon in preparation while it’s so nice out. Saw my breath in the air last night and it put a huge smile on my face!
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    Most wanted for 2018

    Thanks fellas. This will be my 4th season here and I still haven’t shot a buck in hopes that I can grow some decent ones. Looks like it’s starting to pay off. Ive got a bunch of up and comers and there’s quite a few bucks I still haven’t seen show back up yet if they ever do. It’s fun to watch specific bucks grow. I’d like to give this guy another year to grow but if he wanders too far he’s going to get shot by a neighbor. He went nocturnal last year mid October until 2nd week of November. Was around during the day for about a week and then he went nocturnal again for the rest of the year. Gonna try and get him early before he gets a chance to follow that same pattern again
  13. Adkhunter1590

    Most wanted for 2018

    Thanks fellas. This will be my 4th season here and I still haven’t shot a buck in hopes that I can grow some decent ones. Looks like it’s starting to pay off. Ive got a bunch of up and comers and there’s quite a few bucks I still haven’t seen show back up yet if they ever do. It’s fun to watch specific bucks grow. I’d like to give this guy another year to grow but if he wanders too far he’s going to get shot by a neighbor. He went nocturnal last year mid October until 2nd week of November. Was around during the day for about a week and then he went nocturnal again for the rest of the year. Gonna try and get him early before he gets a chance to follow that same pattern again
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    Most wanted for 2018

    Will be waiting on this guy October 1st This is him last year as a 10 Now this year he’s gained a point and some decent size. He’s no booner but a nice but for this area.
  15. Adkhunter1590

    Rage Broadhead......Again

    I believe those are the newest Rage “Trypan” heads. Was just looking at those in Walmart earlier tonight. Look nice but I’m not liking the $50 price tag. I’ve shot rage for the last 10 years but I’m thinking of giving something else a try this year. Haven’t made up my mind on what that will be yet though