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About DanD

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    Newbie Hunter
  • Birthday October 30

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  • Hunting Location
    Painted Post NY
  • Hunting Gun
    Browning X-bolt 30-06, Savage 220

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  1. DanD

    I've FALLEN and I can't get UP !!

    I told you mixing Viagra and Cialis was a bad idea! Prayers for a speedy recovery my friend! If you need someone to watch that tower stand, you let me know.
  2. DanD

    New Scrape Activity

    some fat does...sheesh
  3. DanD

    New Deer Dropper

    Supergrade maple?
  4. DanD

    New Deer Dropper

    Negative. If we do turkey/small game hunting, I borrow the old mans Remington Wingmaster.
  5. DanD

    New Deer Dropper

    Fair comment; however, my dad has a savage .22 that he has promised to my son when he get a little older
  6. I'm starting to play with the idea of getting a new deer dropper. Wife is due with kid #2 in July, and I figure if I don't do this now I'll never do it. Right now I primarily carry a Browning X-Bolt in 7mm-08 and a savage 220 during deer season. I also have another X-Bolt in 30-06, Marlin 1895SBL in 45-70, Remington 870 SPS SuperSlug 12Ga, and a CVA Accura V2. I feel like i have all my bases covered pretty well, but that empty slot in my gun case is really bothering me. Thinking of getting something my son could carry when he comes of age. Maybe a Winchester Model 70 in .243; however, I've had my eye on a 25-06 for the longest time. Always appreciate the thoughts/feedback from the group.
  7. DanD

    Anyone still do drives?

    Love to do deer drives with responsible hunters. I normally kill more deer while being a pusher rather than a stander. Deer drives seems to be going the way of the buffalo. I don't see many people doing them anymore.
  8. DanD

    Gun ideas

    Model 70 Super Grade
  9. DanD

    Weather for Opening Day STier Gun 2018

    10-12" down here in 8X. Already have seen 2 deer up and browsing.
  10. Bought a Cabelas snow camo jacket two years ago on a 60% discount. Wore it for the first time last year, and it seemed to confuse deer. I was able to shoot a nice 9 point from the ground while I was wearing it, but I can't be sure how much the snow camo was a factor.
  11. DanD

    Vacuum sealers?

    Gasket on my foodsaver disintegrated after 1 year. After going in circles with customer service, I gave up... I wouldn't spend my money again on a foodsaver.
  12. DanD

    What we're in this game for....

    Fantastic buck! Congrats!
  13. DanD

    Bonehead moves?

    Got in the stand Monday in the northern zone. Put the clip in my gun and tried to rack one in the chamber....bolt was still in the gun case in my truck....dohh
  14. DanD

    State Land Question

    Down here in 8X (Steuben County), I know McCarthy hill state forest gets overrun the first weekend with guys from PA, but after that it tends to clear out. I honestly can't remember seeing a single guy after the opening weekend, but there were always one or two trucks around. I also know the same applies to the Erwin Wildlife Management Area (8T I believe), but it is also significantly larger than any other piece of public that I hunt.
  15. DanD

    Shotgun deer hunting

    Growing up in PA, I never saw anyone carry anything other than a rifle for deer hunting,and my first rifle was an old Winchester model 70 in .243. After moving to NY for college and staying in the state because I LOVE paying taxes, I had to learn about slugs guns and purchase one. I settled on an Remington 870 SPS SuperSlug which has been a deer leveling machine for me. I don't know if it's the funky stock, but that gun feels far more natural for me to shoot than any rifles in my cabinet. Even when visiting my family for PA deer season, I still take that shotgun out which prompts them to laugh every year. Maybe I'm wired differently (my wife would tend to agree ) than most hunters in my preference of a shotgun over a rifle for deer.