The Mule

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About The Mule

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    Newbie Hunter

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  • Hunting Location
    Hudson Valley
  • Hunting Gun
    Remginton 700
  • Bow
    Matthews Outback

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  1. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    How is everyones season going? Have only been out a few times. Have seen deer every sit, but nothing in range yet. Still getting decent bucks on camera, but mostly at night. One of my camera locations has coyotes every night. Gonna have to start targeting them. Have a huge bobcat on camera as well. He has only made one visit. Do any of you guys use or know of any good deer processors in the area? I plan on processing my own, but have some friends coming up throughout the season that will probably want to take it somewhere. May be putting the cart in front of the horse, but better to know now then to scramble if one of them connects. Thanks.
  2. Bought a used 10" Northern Industries meat band saw with grinder and sausage stuffer attachment at a yard sale last week. They get pretty crappy reviews and are discontinued it looks like, but the price was right and its better than what I had (nothing). Looking forward to processing a deer from start to finish. Have always taken to a processor. Did my first practice run on a buck this spring that got stuck in my neighbors fence, broke its leg, and the police had to put down. Most of the meat was no good, but it was a good learning experience. Hoping to tag a doe during the bow season and use most of the meat to make sausage and ground. Some good recipes posted in this thread that I plan on trying. Thanks!
  3. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Crazy. I am just down the hill on Tuttle Rd. I'm sure I've walked through his property at one time or another while looking for my dog. I try to stay away from the Thruway as much as I can. We take it to Harriman and then go up 17 to 206. Only do that because its the fastest route and I usually just want to get up there as quick as I can. I'd like to give that route a try though.
  4. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    I am in Watchung. Tried hunting some public land in Hunterdon County the past few seasons, but it has not been too productive or enjoyable. I am glad I started this thread. Didn't expect to get many posts from 4P hunters. Definitely did not expect to see multiple connections to NJ. Good stuff. I apologize for my booing of NJ. We actually love the area that we settled down in.
  5. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Awesome. Would love to pick your brain on some stuff. Gonna just get to know the property this year and hopefully get into habitat management and food plots next season.
  6. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Thanks bigpaul. Same here. Nice to see. We should all get together some time this season. It really is an awesome area. My great grand parents on my mothers side lived in Bovina. Growing up, my uncle had a cabin in Bovina (Crescent Valley Road) that we would visit in the summers. He sold it when I was 16 an I was heart broken. Have always wanted to have a place up there. Now that I have 2 boys (4 and 2) I really want to give them the same experiences I had. Thankfully after a long and frustrating search we were able to find our place this past summer. I am originally from Newburgh. I now live full time in central NJ (boooooo).
  7. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Got it. In time, I would like to have the same type of knowledge of my property. How has the deer activity been with the corn and hay fields in your experience? Our front 20 acres is hay field that is cut by a dairy farm down the road. Was thinking of setting up a stand on the edge of the field somewhere, but I haven't noticed all that much activity.
  8. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Just out of curiosity, why do you stay away from the open farm lands? I got permission to hunt a neighbors property. He has a big corn field that borders DEP land that's loaded with apple trees. I can't wait to get in there. I have always hunted deep woods. This will be my first time hunting around ag fields.
  9. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Awesome. Will let you know next time I'm there on a Thursday.
  10. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Read all those old articles before I bought. Just curious if anything new. Would love to check out the Gerry Estate. I can't imagine what it must have been like to own all that land. Have been frequenting Wayside and the General Store all summer. Also recommend Catskill Regional Harvest and Butcher. They have a lot of stuff from local farms and a nice butcher section.
  11. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Yes, I was able to get a DMP. I would have loved to have been part of that convo. Whats the story with that development? Is it dead or will it be revived?
  12. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    I am off of Route 2 between Andes and Delancey. Cabin Hill Church/Perosi Firearms area. Good to hear you got a nice one last year. I know they are out there. I pulled the cards last weekend and had a few small bucks and one legal. Also some coyotes, grouse, and porcupine. Looking forward to the season. Apple trees are loaded and starting to drop.
  13. The Mule

    4P Hunters

    Any one on here hunt in 4P? Recently purchased 50 acres in Andes (half pasture and half woods with a lot of wild apple trees mixed in). Put some cams out a few weeks ago and will be pulling the cards this weekend to see what's been going on. Have seen a few bucks just walking the property. No legal shooters. Don't think I am going to put any permanent stands up this year. Going to use this season as one long scouting/learning process on the property and just use my climber. Lot of DEP land in the area I would like to check out as well. Anyone seasoned 4P hunters floating around out there?