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About escpen

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  • Hunting Location
    Steuben County
  • Hunting Gun
    Remington 1100
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    Not sure - too many to choose from

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  1. escpen

    Cabin builders

    I don't mean to hijack the Red's post, but this is also the conclusion that I have come to - a pole building is probably the least expensive method to get the space I need to have a functional cabin. Out of curiosity, what dimensions did you go with on your pole building?
  2. Here’s the entry: Here’s the exit: Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. I'm not sure they would be a 100% replacement to the rock climbing harness option (I'm not sure if they are rated to handle a fall from a treestand), but you may want to consider one of the tree saddles that are currently on the market (,, I've used a saddle as a portable hunting option with my climbing sticks and platform as well as in my pre-hung treestands throughout this past hunting season. It has worked out well for me and is quite comfortable. Just another option to ponder.
  4. That hunter was me ... I couldn't believe it either.
  5. phade - which cell cameras are you using?
  6. Why not hunt it immediately? 1st time in is likely your best chance at getting a shot.
  7. I live in Pompey as well. Hunt 7J near Morrisville as well as an area in Region 8. It’s amazing the difference between properties - TONS of scrapes on the region 8 property and almost no buck sign at all on the 7J property. But that seems to the case every year. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. You will also want to check with local code enforcement officers regarding what structures require building permits. In the area where I own vacant land, any structure above 144 square feet requires a building permit, after which the property assessment is likely to go up commensurate with the amount specified on the permit. Note that I pay the same tax rate on my vacant property as my father pays on the property that he lives on in the same area. However, my assessment is much lower because it is just vacant land. I suspect this is standard practice across most of upstate NY, but I'm not 100% sure about that.
  9. I’ve taken several deer with the 6.8SPC - quite effective and put the deer down quick. All were within 100 yards though. The nice thing is that it uses the same bullets (not the same brass though) as a 270, making reloading options plentiful. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Great suggestion! I already have a Yakima cargo box that we use on the family vehicle for vacations, etc. It would be great to have cross bars installed so I can attach that cargo box when needed. I think that will only be on rare occasions, but I do hope to make some trips out west for DIY public land hunting in the future. Gear and supplies for a 2 week + trip for me and a buddy could take up quite a bit of space!
  11. Awesome, thank you! I think I may opt for the fold down sliding window for both cleaning purposes (fold down) and ventilation (slider) when needed.
  12. Can you elaborate on this a bit further? What don't you like about the rear hatch handle? Does your cap have the single handle or the dual handle option? Do you have a good feel for why sealing the rail beds to the cap is so difficult? I wonder if there are things that I can request up front to prevent this from being an issue.
  13. I don't have the option of taking a cap off the back of the suburban in the cases where I need that extra cargo space. Anyway, I appreciate the feedback but I already have the truck (it's not going anywhere for a while) and have determined that a cap would be very beneficial for my use case. I'm just curious about which accessories are / are not worth considering on a cap from those members that have experience with them.
  14. Exactly. 90+% of the time, anything I need to transport in the back of the truck will fit inside the cap. I have a trailer for hauling larger equipment and, in rare cases where I need to haul large items in the back of the truck, I'll suffer through uninstalling the cap and reinstalling after I'm done. Security for hunting equipment and other miscellaneous cargo while also providing more space that is readily accessible is my main motivation behind getting a cap.