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About chrisw

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    Advanced NY Hunter

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    United States
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    browning BAR 30-06 longtrac stalker
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    Bowtech RPM360

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  1. Nyack "Coywolf " update

    I haven't read a single post where anyone suggested not killing coyotes, we're just reminding you that the sky isn't falling... Coyotes aren't at the top of the food chain, we are. Also I haven't read any posts that suggest their Disney characters that you can play fetch with as you imply. Nature regulates itself in more ways than you think, those simple little communicable diseases, mange, starvation, account for the death of a lot of coyotes. It'll be ok, Doc... Just be thankful you live in NY, where the only thing you have to be terrified of is coyotes. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  2. Nyack "Coywolf " update

    It's tough man, coyotes are very intelligent, but when you finally do get one it makes it worth it. Just gotta keep at it and it'll happen eventually if you play your cards right. If I could give you one tip, always block off your downwind (pond, river etc..) or be able to shoot to your downwind so in order for them to wind you they have to expose themselves. I can't tell you how many times I've walked back out of the woods from a set and crossed tracks that came to the call, stayed covered up downwind and snuck back out, while never showing themselves. Their will to survive is unrivaled, they'd rather risk starvation than to put themselves in a vulnerable spot. Truly admirable critters in my book. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  3. Nyack "Coywolf " update

    If you hang around the site long enough this same type thread pops up like 5 times a year, a lot of irrational fear with little to no facts to back them up. Coyotes are amazing animals and I hope they are never eradicated. Most of it it based around "I didn't get a deer this year because the coyotes ate them all." "I heard a pack of 10 coyotes." "I saw a coyote cross my backyard, therefore they are way overpopulated." Blah blah blah... And how many of these same hunters spend their winters coyote hunting, very few. It's just easier to have something to put blame on. Coyotes are extremely misunderstood by 90% of the population so naturally that leads to fear. What gets me the most is that people feel entitled to the deer in the woods and get angry at other animals for eating them for survival, how self absorbed do you have to be to think you are more entitled to a deer than a coyote is. Noone on this site is going to starve without a deer, coyotes have that real danger. People think killing deer is a challenge, try killing coyotes, I assure you they are far more difficult than any deer. Maybe then more would have a better appreciation for these blood thirsty, baby stealing, stray cat eating, fear stirring, mythical creatures that we true conservationists and hunters simply call "coyotes." Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  4. Camera options?

    Thanks Wooly, I'm nowhere near your level but I'm getting better! Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  5. 22 LR for yotes at night

    The Mag is definitely louder, I'd dare say 1.5 to 2x as loud as a 22LR, but in the middle of the night I doubt many will notice it inside a home. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  6. Camera options?

    I bought the Canon T6i last spring, it's above what you were looking to spend but I absolutely love it so far, it's got most of the features that the high end dslr's have for a bit less money. You may be able to find a used one for closer to your price range, I bought several cameras in your price range and wasn't overly impressed with any of them. It really depends how in depth she's looking to get into photography, there's a lot to dslr's and settings but it's fun learning to use them. Here's a few pics I took with my T6i to give you an idea of quality and I'm a novice at photography. I researched a lot of cameras before I bought this one, I'm glad I did. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  7. 22 LR for yotes at night

    As others have said, don't use the 22LR, I use a 22Magnum for shots under 100 yds and even with that I prefer under 75yds. I'd use my AR in 223 but being that some spots aren't too far from housing developments I don't want people calling the police for shots at night. A shotgun is also a very good option, I use no 4 buckshot in a 3" 12 gauge and it works very well, also good for multiple dogs quick. Coyotes are generally pretty easy to put down, but the 22 LR is only going to give you problems. I know a guy that uses a 17HMR too, it works ok, you will lose dogs with it though unless your shots are perfect and even then they can run aways. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  8. Good Youtube hunting channels?

    Leatherwood's outdoors, Brian Madison (he hunts NY), Hush, kill-em outdoors (also NY), Cervicide, Randy Newberg, Wired to Hunt, these are some of my go to's from memory. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  9. I agree 100%. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  10. Neither in my opinion. So you'd say the custom build was a better hunt? More ethical? More deserving? BTW... I'm playing a bit of devil's advocate here because it's a matter of perspective. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  11. That depends on how you look at it. It seems time and money keep coming up as a big difference in the two. Let's say I build a custom rifle, I make the stock, barrel etc... The next door neighbor buys a package Savage Axis. We both hunt, we both kill a deer. Is my hunt more worthy because I spent more time and money building my rifle? Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  12. Methods may be different but both men leave with money. The reason they went to the bank in the first place. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  13. I don't always tell people where I shoot my deer... But when I do I'm probably lying! Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  14. Their back...

    My take on this... I do not have a hunger to belittle certain people and usually I can keep my thought to myself and move on but constant BS from anyone only goes so far with me. Eventually I'm going to call them on it. What I don't understand is why some people think Grow is so innocent? She can come on here and throw her weight around belittling everyone else's opinion but the second someone does the same to her, you're an A hole. She's made all sorts of remarks about members here and gets away with it unscathed, is it because she's old? A woman? Both? Let's not pretend she's some innocent woman incapable of rude comments or derogatory statements against law enforcement, forum members or her own distaste for NY sportsmen (as she's bluntly stated several times). It does get a little carried away at times but what doesn't? Are we not allowed to disagree anymore? She creates her own turmoil then when she gets lash back she cries bullying. I'm certainly on no crusade against Grow, but she just like anyone else will get criticism where due, the same as she gives out. My rant over. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  15. Let's play CSI

    You did the right thing waiting, look at it this way, she didn't go to waste that's for sure... You're sure that was the deer you shot? I know yotes can eat a deer pretty quick but that seems too fast to me, unless you've got a PILE of them. Throw a camera on the carcass, better yet put it out in your shooting Lane and dust one of those dogs. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk