sampotter

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About sampotter

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • Birthday 08/10/1981

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    Union Springs, NY

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    Union Springs, NY
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    12ga Rem 870, 280 Rem 700
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    Mathews Reezen

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  1. Adirondack trip was a success. 6-8” of snow the night before I got there. Tracks all over. Started big tracks 3 mornings in a row, but lost them all by noon in heavy feeding areas where deer were digging up beech nuts. Saw 15 does and fawns through the 3rd day and videoed crotch horn at end of 3rd day. Tracked a buck 4th morning and jumped him, stopped and called him back in. 2 year old 7 point came stalking back with hair on end and ears pinned, looking for a fight. Videoed him as he circled me within 30 yards. Found a huge fresh track a little while later, kept getting closer, new I was really close when his track stepped in mine 20 minutes after I’d just stepped there. 3-400 yards later there was a nice buck standing broadside at 20 yards. Heart shot, he didn’t go far. Turned out to be a nice 3 year old 9 point. However, when I later followed up the original track I found where that track took off running 30-40 yards from where I shot. Long story short, I shot a different buck than I was tracking. What stings is I was so darned close to the big buck... As my brother found me, built a fire while waiting for a ride back to camp. Track of the buck I was tracking:
  2. I’m pretty sure it’s 4 where I am, although I don’t pay much attention. I get 3 buck tags for about $70 if you include my landowners tag, although I haven’t killed more than 1 in a year yet.
  3. Thanks, yes never stopped, or at least haven’t stopped trying. I posted an update in the Introduction section.
  4. Not new here, but have just been absent a long while. Some members were wondering where I went in the Biggest NY buck thread. Well, my wife and I moved to her home state of Iowa in 2016. Things have been good and the hunting is pretty much what you hear. I still try to get back to visit family and get to our camp in the Adirondacks and in fact I’m heading there next week to hunt. Looking forward to seeing family, friends, and stretching my legs. Hoping for some tracking snow! Anyhow, the deer are big out here and the hunting is good... 2016 IA bow buck, 150” 2017 IA bow buck, 184” I didn’t connect last year although I missed a nice 8 in the Adirondacks while tracking. My buddy whom I grew up with in CT came out from Maine last year and shot this 166” buck just across the state line in Minnesota, his 2nd bow deer.
  5. Funny that I just saw this- updates from this old thread have been popping up in my email like crazy recently... I’ll have to post a separate update thread about where I went, but for now, here are my last 2 NY bucks, both from the Adirondacks. 2012 and 2014 respectively
  6. This thread has been blowing up my email for the last 2 days, kind of difficult to ignore. That buck was a rare one indeed. A 130 is a really good ADK buck.
  7. This thread is a blast from the past. Here is a 147" Adirondack 8 point I got in 2012. Probably my last big NY buck now that I live in another state.
  8. I've seen 7 different farms planting corn today within a 5 mile radius just south of Auburn. Definitely not late to be planting corn.
  9. Soybeans are most often planted with a drill. Sounds like corn to me with anhydrous being knifed in as starter. You can still plant corn as the farmer's corn will all be harvested before the deer want to really hit it anyway.
  10. One last shed for 2016... I'm calling it a season. I found this thick whitetail shed in the Adirondacks while looking for moose sheds. Scores 60" despite only having a 20" main beam and a 2.5" browtine... (5/13/16, #59)
  11. I covered 27 miles on foot and picked up a couple of moose sheds last weekend in the Adirondacks. One was a dinky forkhorn (Fleur found) and the other was so badly chewed by porcupines that I thought it was tree bark at first. The chewed one: All that was left. The sad thing was I think it was only a year or two old and may have been a decent paddle. Some of the pieces were wider than my hand.
  12. sampotter

    10ML II

    I don't unload mine during the season. I've left it from one season to the next and it still hit the target accurately. If you got a little moisture in there at any time it will cause issues though.
  13. I got up to the Adirondacks last weekend for some more shed hunting. I found a nice 4 point right away. Maybe a mid 130s buck, but pretty good for that area. (#53, 4/15/16) Fleur saving me the trouble of having to pick it up myself... Fleur found this ancient 4 point buried in the leaves. It looked to be 8-10 years old, maybe even older. Hard to believe the porcupines didn't get it. (#54, 4/15/16) Fleur came through again deep in a spruce swamp... It happened so fast I wasn't able to get good pictures. (#55, 4/15/16) I managed to find one more for myself at the end of the day. (#56, 4/15/16) Group photo: