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About chrisw

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    Elite NY Hunter

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    United States
  • Hunting Gun
    browning BAR 30-06 longtrac stalker
  • Bow
    Bowtech RPM360

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  1. More importantly you can stand and take a leak in the better sit on models! Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  2. Yes you're supposed to. I haven't bothered to register it and probably never will. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  3. I've got a 3 waters big fish, I like it, very stable, not unmanageably heavy,not terribly expensive. I've got a trolling motor mounted up to mine. I've added rod holders, anchor etc. Trolling in a kayak is pretty fun. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  4. Once your efficient at it the noise is negligible. I hunt within 30 yds of a 3 acre thick bedding area and routinely hunt the downwind side of it. I have had deer come in before I even brought my bow up, as I've had deer come in while I'm halfway back down the tree and they were none the wiser. If you only hunt out of it a few times a season you're going to be loud. Once you use it enough and get a system down it is very quiet and fast. And I generally always have a tree picked out from previous scouting trips, I'll put a reflective tack in the tree so I can find it pre light. Are permanent stands easier? Sometimes. Would I give up all of my permanent stands and only keep a climber if need be, absolutely. I've killed 90% (roughly 50) of my deer from the same summit viper. Another benefit for me is that I can hunt at 25-30' regularly. I've been close to 40' at times during rifle season, I've got a few big stateland brushlots that you can't see 10' into but if you get up high enough you can see pretty much every deer in there and find openings to shoot them. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  5. Same as Moog, I shot 4 deer with Montecs and had terrible blood trails every time. Killed all 4 and I recovered them all but if the hits were marginal I doubt I'd have been able to recover them. If I were to go back to fixed blades I'd be shooting Ramcats again, But deer are simple to kill and mechanicals work every time for me... Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  6. Catfish came out pretty good. I did a bit of a test, when I cubed up the meat I generally try to shave off and dark meat, fat etc. I intentionally left a few pieces with some dark meat in them. You could definitely taste a hint of the river is the way I would put it in the darker pieces. The white/clean meat was good with no "water" taste. Overall pretty decent eating! Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  7. I think catfish is good. Sometimes they take a hair more prep work when you get them mid summer and the water is warm. I soak them in milk for a few hours before I cook them, takes the mud/water taste out. I'm going to fry up a batch tonight so I'll update the thread with results! Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  8. I'm not surprised by the spinners I guess, just not what I expected today! Catfish are predatory fish, not just scavengers as many assume. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  9. Went for cats mid day in the kayaks, tried bouncing baits around bottom to no avail. I decided to throw one of my homemade inline spinners for smallies. Caught a few smallies then got trucked by something that instantly started peeling drag. After about 10 minutes I finally got a look at it, big cat! 10 minutes later another one! 9 and 13 lbs on the scale. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  10. I hunt almost exclusively from my climber. I own 2 summit vipers, take the time to modify your setup a bit to set it up exactly as you like and you'll never look back. Use it, get comfortable, shoot deer. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  11. Yea I understand that a short paragraph and a handful of pics is tricky to get the whole picture but I was pretty obsessed with this one particular buck last year as I love the big abnormal racks. I studied everything I could about him Everytime he showed up. I'm pretty sure I saw him this spring at the end of May while hanging a new stand. A big buck and a year old buck stepped out of cover into the beans, the buck was 3x the size of the dink buck, thick bases. Well now this buck in question is hanging with a year old 6 point. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  12. It's definitely the same deer. There's no question the shed and the 2019 buck are the same, big palmated with 2 tines off the top and 2 brow tines at the base. We essentially watched him on and off from September through April on trail cams, there's no other deer around that's even 1% similar. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  13. I'm with you on the same deer. The odds of having 2 deer on the same piece with a big bladed pickle fork looking antler are too slim to me. The deer last year did have 2 brows at the base of the deformed antler, we didn't even realize it until late in the season when we got an angled picture of him. And the opposite antler, (his right antler last year and his left this year) the brow is way up on the main beam. I'm really confident it the same deer. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
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  15. So, last year we had a cool looking buck hanging around until mid October then he vanished. He resurfaced Thanksgiving morning (on cell cam). Got sporadic pics of him the rest of the winter then he disappeared again. I was really hoping to tag him last year but I never saw him. We'll fast forward to this spring and I found his deformed left side antler. He recently showed back up on camera, but the odd thing is that his antlers completely switched sides? His deformed rack bears the same qualities it did last year but on the opposite sides. Last year I assumed that he had sustained some sort of injury to his right side (body) causing the left antler to grow odd and that the left would be odd again... Any thoughts on this? I've never seen a deers rack flip flop characteristics? Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk