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adkbuck last won the day on February 26 2015

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About adkbuck

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    New York Hunter

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    CNY & ADK
  • Interests
    Hunting, Fishing, Maple sugaring, Fishing Tackle Making and Repair, Fly Tying, Reloading, Archery, Cooking, Amateur Taxidermy, Franciscan Spirituality, Engineering, Naval History and Gardening

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  • Hunting Location
    ADK / CNY
  • Hunting Gun
    Rem 7600 270 Win / Rem 700 CDL 35 Whelen/ Rem 870 12 Ga.
  • Bow
    PSE Vengeance

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  1. Making it look easy! Congratulations!
  2. Well Done, great bird, narrative and photos. Congrats to you and your Dad!
  3. Congratulations. Great looking bird!
  4. Congratulations on a great bird! Displaying him on the stump was a brilliant Idea, really like it!
  5. I would stick with D. Not only for the bird's sake but for the mental well being of hunters. A full day hunting gobblers would take a heavy mental and physical toll on us guys over 40 and could lead to strained domestic relationships as well as job performance issues.
  6. Nice!! Congrats again!
  7. Congratulations, Job well done!
  8. Thanks everyone. Vince, You are welcome. When I hunt the woods as opposed to a field I don't really have a set-up. I just have my camo suit and head net, my gun, my call(s) and my seat cushion (if I think of it). I never use decoys in the woods anymore because the gobbler will often have a hard time seeing them and I like be able to move without worrying about moving decoys. I try to move on birds because the gobbler naturally thinks the hen should come to him. So I try to close the distance whenever I can. Even closing the distance a little bit will help get the older birds movin
  9. If I have time I like to pluck the bird because my family and I like the flavor of a bird roasted with the skin on. It gives it a rich flavor that's hard to beat. Usually you can dry pluck the bird if you can get to it within an couple of hours after the kill. I cut the wings off at the first joint since there isn't much meat on them and this makes the plucking much easier. I dress the bird right after plucking then wash him out real good with cold water. I like to let the carcass set in a bucket cold water for 15 minutes to cool him down good. To cook the bird I use the Alton Brow
  10. Thanks guys. Grow, it was a raggedly broken stub of hair, I'd say the fleshy base was 3/4 inch maybe 7/8 inch in diameter where the beard attached to the skin. The hair bristles were a bit thicker in diameter, about an inch. The length of the remaining hair bristles was less than half of an inch. The area looked like a very hairy wart after the bird was plucked. Wish I had taken a photo. I just figured it was the result of icing up and the weight of it caused it to fall off. I must say that I don't know anything about beard rot. I had not even heard of it before. If it is relat
  11. Killed 0940 May 4, 2015 Detailed Narrative: I hunted Saturday Morning but couldn’t raise a gobble. It seemed pretty dead. I figured the boys where pretty much on hens. I was able to get most of the morning off on Monday May 4 so decided to give it another try. Yesterday (Monday) I Initially was set up on the edge of a field again with couple of hen decoys but hadn't heard a gobble or any hen talk from 0530 - 0830. I figured it was too warm and sunny for the field hunt so I decided to forget the field and decoy thing and headed into the woods. I set up near a small pond and b
  12. Wow. Beautiful mule deer and antelope ...and sure 'nuff big! Those are some handsome looking mounts! Nice job by the hunter and taxidermist!! Did you get them both on the same trip or two different trips?
  13. Certainly not off topic Jennifer. Thanks for the additional historical range map. The presence of a huge and reliable mast resource certainly has a huge impact on the winter survivability of a species. A large cervid like the elk would certainly be in much better condition to survive. It all makes sense. I was impressed by the introductory scene of the 1992 movie "Last of the Mohegans" when Hawkeye cocks and fires his flintlock, his ball intercepting a prime eastern bull elk in mid flight. Chingachgook then takes out his knife and approaches the fallen bull reverently saying " We are s
  14. Jennifer thanks for the SUNY ESF link on the chestnut. Fascinating! I was unaware the one out of 4 trees in the Eastern US was a chestnut. I had the impression that most of NYS state historically had chestnuts but that didn't seem true due the one chart he put up shows the historical Pre-blight range of the American Chestnut: Looking at this it seems that large portions of NYS were outside the range of the chestnut. Also according to that chart much of the historical eastern elk range apparently did not have chestnuts. Just an observation. One of the things I learned from the
  15. Here are a couple of Church signs of interest:
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