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  1. I had 3 cameras get ruined by bears last year. So far this year, I've had an antenna broken on one camera and another camera "adjusted" twice by bears (basically just tilted the camera sideways). I really need to invest in some bear boxes for these cameras.
  2. Do the properties in Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri come with OGM rights? Very little of what I've looked at in Ohio has them, which has turned me off a bit. But maybe it's not as much of a concern as I've made it out to be.
  3. I'll be watching this one closely - good luck!
  4. Semantics maybe, but that's not the actual text of the law ... what they write in FAQ's may not be consistent with what the law actually says, which could make things even more confusing! Maybe that's not actually the case here though.
  5. escpen

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    I have both a bitzenburger fletching jig and the vane master pro from LCA. The vane master pro is my go-to - super easy to use with a lot of adjustability.
  6. Yes, I saw this at bass pro in auburn yesterday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. https://www.syracuse.com/crime/2022/09/federal-judge-allows-ny-gun-law-to-go-into-effect-thursday-but-warns-it-may-be-unconstitutional.html Looks like the new laws will take affect after all.
  8. But do individuals with permits that have “sportsman” restrictions have to take the course / training? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I'm in a similar position, albeit a bit of a smaller price ceiling. I own a 30 acre parcel and a 96 acre parcel already (96 acre parcel was inherited) about 2 hours from where I live and it's hard to find the time to get there to do the things that I know need to be done. I'd really like some land in out of state (Ohio, Kentucky, other ...) but, given my experience with land that's only two hours away, I can't see how owning land out of sate and several hours further away would really work out. That being said, I'm constantly looking for decent deals on property and almost put a purchase offer in on a large-ish parcel within 30 minutes of my home (if there hadn't been an unexpected easement on that property, I likely would have bought it). Knowing what I know now, I would have saved the money on the 30 acres and put it toward something closer to home.
  10. Looks like a deer leg. Black hoof on the right side? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I don't use it much anymore, but I used to write bow review articles for magazines and I needed a way to ensure consistency from shot to shot for my testing. It's a pretty cool machine but not necessary at all for the vast majority of archers.
  12. I made the same investment a little over 15 years ago - has enabled me to tweak my bows exactly to my liking without having to go back and forth to the shop. I also have a draw board, load cell/indicator combination for testing peak draw weight and capturing draw curves, hooter shooter, chronograph and other test equipment. Most of this isn't used all that often but it sure comes in handy when the need arises.
  13. Yep - sounds like you should be in the 29" - 29-1/2" range.
  14. A relatively decent rule of thumb is to take your height in inches (6' tall - 72") and divide by 2.5. That will get most people in the ballpark for the right draw length. I'm 5'11" (71") and my preferred draw length is 29" - 29 1/4", which is a little bit over the 28-1/2" that this coarse indicator would provide. If you are 5'8" (as an example - I don't know how tall you are) and your draw length is set to 29-1/2", unless you have unusually long arms you are likely shooting a draw length that is quite a bit too long for you. That being said, archery is very much a "personal" sport - shoot what you are most comfortable and accurate with, regardless of the "rules of thumb". Unfortunately, new modules are required to change the draw length on Mathews Bows so experimenting with different draw lengths could be cost prohibitive (unless you can get the dealer to swap different modules in and out for you). Good luck!
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