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billey100 last won the day on October 10 2021

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  1. My son and I are out in 8j, had a few gobble north and south of us but never saw a male. This hen came in guns a blazing making all sorts of noise. Will give it another shot in the morning.
  2. Thanks to all three of you! I have been reading through this thread as well getting some great tips: https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/80644-time-to-buy-in-to-ml/
  3. Hi there! With my son now able to hunt this year at 12 and this special Xmas session there is more incentive for me to try to get a muzzleloader for next year. With that said I have never owned one, nor done any research on what brands are good right now. I am a middle of the road cost wise person, never buy junk but don't spend the top dollar either. I don't know enough about the various brands or what features really make a difference that one model may have over the other. Looking for suggestions so I can keep my eye out for deals or used ones and also what would a medium tiered ML cost ballpark be anyway? I have a good nikon 3x9 scope to put on it that I have on my slug I no longer use so this would be just the gun. However I am not opposed to buying a combo if it makes financial sense or to good of a deal. Let me know if there is anything I am leaving out that may help? Thanks!
  4. Up in 8j with my son rocking the crossbow. Only 1 doe so far dead down wind but she never blew so we were happy about that. Have a 915 hockey game for my youngest so we are getting down earlier than normal. Also got the pictures of my son's Columbus day youth gun hunt. Just need to go pick it up.
  5. Thing is your maliciousness is implied when you tongue in cheek call it a gun. It's not. So your example of bow during gun is warped. And of top of that it's completely legal, not sure when in your mind you are going to get over that but it's not going back to full bow and no crossBOW. Choose to believe what you want but calling it something it isn't backhanded then claiming you weren't trying to stir the pot is BS.
  6. Congrats @bigpaul Up in 8j this morning with my kid, haven't seen squat. Kind of amazed actually as we regularly see a lot doe here and we just haven't even seen them this year. I am also always blown away with how many of the stories here involve folks grunting them in. I have no idea what I am doing wrong but it never works for me. I never even see one after letting a blows go.
  7. Up in our double ladder with my son in 8j toting the xbow for him and I have my regular bow. Haven't seen a thing except a hundred squirrels or so. It's kind of nice to hear the leaves crunch for once after a month of rain and wet leaves. I sat this stand last night and saw two doe separately and a trophy spike horn that weighed less than the doe I saw.
  8. Son and I have been up in a double ladder in 8j this morning. Seen a few too far away to make out. Had to yotes come ripping through on a full run, no idea what they were seeing. There has been more drizzle lingering than I thought there would be. I also second the crazy tarsal gland smell way earlier than normal. I went to my stand Wed and on the walk in I just missed a buck, I could smell it plain as day.
  9. Dropping my son off at school so I am not hunting this morning. Big 8 pointer pushing at least 3 doe around about two doors down from the school just on the edge of town. Seems like things are picking up early in 8j.
  10. We are up in a new double ladder stand we hung this week in 8j. Already had a trophy spike in to about 28 yards.
  11. Son and I are hanging out in the double ladder stand, we've had this same doe and fawn around us all year.
  12. My son's first year hunting, so glad they lowered the gun age to 12 just at the right time for us. We hunted in the morning, setup a pop up blind on a hedgerow where we thought would give us the best safe shooting lanes, avoiding neighboring properties for back stop reasons. Saw a buck, to far and while on our property the bullet would have travelled across another property if he missed. We learned from that morning and realized the only way from the ground we could get a shot would be to put the pop up literally in the middle of the field of beans. Just too many knowls even in flat property to see anything from one side of the field to the other. Went back in the afternoon, setup the blind and grabbed about 30 corn stalks from a friend. Around 6 a doe and fawn came out into the field to our south about 150 yards away. Not allowed to shoot doe here per the landowner so we just watched, had no shot as it was towards the road anyway. They worked right towards us slowly, they got to about 50 yards at sunset. Any closer and they are going to blow, would have ruined the entire last half hour more than likely. As we were both watching them get too close my son said they look like they are looking at something off to their left. We both looked out the from of the blind and there was a deer. Saw body but his head was in the brush munching on something. I said I think it's another doe and just then it wiped it's head around and I saw great mass, same deer as the morning. He got excited and said what do I do? I said better take the gun off of safe as a good first step lol. He took his time, deer had no idea we were there. He shot and it went straight down immediately, thought he had tagged him but then I saw that he tried to get back up and I knew right away he spined him. He tried to get up but could not, we scrambled and he dispatched with a second shot in the perfect spot once we got closer. Super proud of his abilities, 100 yard shot with a bipod, he tried to peak a few seconds early and shot high but he learned something.
  13. Thanks for the tip! Dropped my son's deer off there this morning, super nice guy and looking forward to trying some of the snacks. Will post back with results when I get everything back.
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