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About thphtm

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    New York Hunter
  • Birthday February 9

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    Catskills , NY

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    in the valley area 4
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  1. thphtm

    4P Hunters

    After 60 years of hunting all over the Catskills I bought my own property here . Not quite as large as yours .Now being here almost 20 years, I have cleared a good portion of my property and planted a number of small food plots. After that amount of time I have a pretty good idea of where and when the deer travel on my property.So I have no reason to hunt the farms around me that are for the most part for dairy or meat cattle.And there is also plenty of DEP land to hunt also which the farmers plant corn or cut the fields for hay.
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    4P Hunters

    I am in 4P and I got a DMP this year. , A few reason there are not as many hunters as in past years .The old time hunters have gotten to old or health related problems to walk the rough country here, The woods have gotten over grown, without clear cutting, ( which leaves very little or no brose for the deer to eat.A lot of the newer hunters do not want to put in the time stalking the deer , they want to sit in there tree stands and wait for a deer of there choice to walk by or ride on there atv untill they see one. The DEC did a good thing by cutting back on the DMP's the amount of does have really declined in the past 10 years, Have started to build back up in the last 2 years. Antler restrictions are working too , there are some bucks walking around in the past few years with some nice racks. I am talking about he wooded area that I live in on the side of a hill , not about the open farm lands. that I do not go near.
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    Clean antlers.

    had a spike and a 4 pointer , both clean antlers with a bunch of does in the back yard this morning.
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    Where are the fawns ?

    I have a few stopping to brose with there moms almost every day on my property.
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    A tale of two ponds.

    go to there site for fish stocking ,www, , has all the info there. Runoff from the driveway might have something with the fish no longer ther e . also mink love live fish, herons and eagles also. I have lost some 20" fish to them. Trout prefere a fast moving and cool water', I would hire an excavater and dig that 20' x 20' pond at least 10 feet deep and put some structure in it for the fish to hide under also .
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    Most Accurate 7mm-08 Factory Ammo

    It all boils down to what The Gun Likes not what you like . No two barrels on the same make of gun are the same.
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    No March Blizzard

    Like they say It An't Over Till It's Over, It is 38 deg. here now and Snowing , Fine Flakes and going dowwn to the 20;s tonight , They say it is going to snow all night.
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    The Gout

    I am on allopurinol daily also and take colchicine when it kicks up. Black cherry juice helps, cut back on the sea food and booze.
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    Taurus pistol

    I had one 22lr. For many years shot many boxes of ammo , no problems at all .
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    Barrel Break in

    THIS. In the past 60 years I have had many rifles from stock factory ( mid priced ) to there top of the line, Custom made rifles with custom barrels and related parts, and custom bench rest rifles . I wasted time and ammo with the so called BBL break ins. First what are you shooting the rifle off of, Second it could be you and how you are holding it or pulling the trigger ( let another person shoot it ) and see how they do with it, Next spend the time and money to find out what ammo the rifle likes.And most important was the rifle and components assembled and adjusted properly. I have had bench rest rifles that shot 1/16" center to center bullet holes in a target at 100 yards And top of the line expensive rifles that shot 3" center to centers at 100 yards which had the screws holding the actions over tightened , putting stress on the action and barrels. And some other better rifles with composite stocks that just need a good glass bedding of the action and bbl , done by a pro.
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    should I cut my timber

    I would never have the property logged again, the last company that did it hired some fellow that just cut the tree top off of what they could sell ,left the tops where they fell and totaly blocked off every trail I had before they came,I cannot even ride my atv or sled to get around the property any more, it would cost me more to have the mess cleaned up then what I got for the lumber.
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    Over/Under On Weekend Snowstorm?

    The deer have been brousing non stop since sunrise , Looks like were going to get hit good here in the Catskills.
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    Ammo storage

    Lockable 2 draw metal file cabinet, been using one for 50 years
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    New rifle.. What scope??

    I have had just about every brand rifle scope in the last 50 + years , Bushnell were a good choice years ago. But now I favor the Leupold brand I have 3 different models and like them all .
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    Deer activity when it’s Super cold

    Three young does have been feeding in the back yard for the last 20 minutes, there mothers were out early this morning. 29 degrees and a 7 mph wind .