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Fantail last won the day on July 7 2014

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    Syracuse, NY

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  • Hunting Location
    6k, 7r, 7m
  • Hunting Gun
    12g/20ga smoothbore, 783, CVA
  • Bow
    PSE LiteSpeed

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  1. Got to agree with that. Greetings NYRturkeycall, I shoot #55 & 100gr heads and look forward to every Bow season. Archery is a heck of a thing to get into. You'll probably get to know some good shooters along the way while getting to know the Bow you choose. The practice is enjoyable & the hunting can be up close. Good luck & enjoy the journey.
  2. Chef, if you haven't decided yet check into Magnus Stingers / Buzzcuts. They have been my 100 gr. go to for years now.
  3. I'm not a predator hunter, not really. But a target of opportunity even if it means burning a deer hunt to help out the deer, turkeys, etc., well I'm in. About 7:30 Sunday morning up in my back corner stand this yote starts making his way through a nice path I made for the deer. Remington 783 .243, done. No more fawns for this hoover.
  4. Cdbing, don't cut yourself short. I'd bet the old hoyt could hold it's own in its day. Good shooting. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  5. Been a little while since I was on the site. I moved two ladder stands this year, set up another in a whole new spot close to a swamp. Some of the hardware are those "D" snap links which can be noisy. I used some reg dull electrical tape and just went around each one two - three times so they don't clank or make noise. Got a squeaky shooting bar - rail on your ladder stand, use a dab or chap stick on the posts to quiet those puppies down. Cutting shooting lanes and it's a one man show - take some orange contractor tape or the trail marker tape and wrap straps in the stand at eye level, 1 sitting down & the other standing. Keep some leveling shims or even cedar shingles around as all stands tend to settle. Good luck & keep safe.
  6. Most hunts I'm alone. Although I do enjoy calling in Turkey for another now and then.
  7. 3 ladders 1 hanger. Friends place; 4 hangers 1 ladder & a box stand.
  8. Make sure pen lights & range finder has fresh batteries.
  9. One of the interesting things I remember when I had the property logged, was people fearing how the activity would spook off the deer. I lost the pic's but one trail cam revealed the skidder passing by in the day and deer passing by at night, less than 12 hrs apart. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  10. If you plan on some soil improvement instead of bagged fertilizer, yes I know it's easy to spread, I recommend manure. Then till it over. Good luck. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  11. G-man those were nice trees. Must have been a heartbreaker to see them get infected.
  12. The oldest ones were planted this year, they were just from 5 gal instead of 3 gal planters like the ones that recovered from shoot. Those were planted about 2 years ago.
  13. They will need a stratification period. About 3 months in your fridge or cold garage perhaps should do it, in a bag or sealed plastic container with moist peat moss or equal medium. After that any good ones should sprout. If they're a year old, I don't know half cold be moldy inside already. Then again what's there to loose. Check the container once in a while if you see mold clumps on any those are bad. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  14. Good Luck & good hunting. Lets keep our heads straight & be safe.
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