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About FLXmatt

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    Finger Lakes
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    Remington 870
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  1. I harvested a doe this evening. First deer of the year. Better late than never! It was a treat to take my 3 year old boy on the retrieve. In other news, after a few test shots, I determined that my shotgun shoots as good as ever after the infamous tree stand fall last week.
  2. Back in the tree this afternoon for the first time since Friday. A group of doe have been at my apple trees at all hours of the day, so I hope they’re similarly active here in the woods.
  3. Beat this for a bad morning - drove an hour to hunt an exciting new property. In my stand by 6:00. Slight shift and my shotgun fell 20’ to the ground, fully loaded. Luckily didn’t go-off, but broke the stock and ended my hunting this morning. I’ll sit quietly until after sunrise to take off. I’ll drive the hour back for another weapon to return this afternoon. Thankful that I wasn’t injured.
  4. Zero deer seen, seven hours in the stand today in 8N. Judging by the lack of shots opening weekend and reports from friends, the deer just haven’t been very active. Whatever the reason, I hope it picks up in the upcoming days.
  5. Fun day to be out. Lots of little ones this morning. Congrats on those bruisers!
  6. That’s a giant. I can’t imagine a friend taking that off of my property! What part of the state?
  7. Sitting on the ground tonight on a hemlock ridge above some green fields. Checked the cameras to find bucks cruising heavily last weekend. I know where I should have been on Sunday...
  8. Thanks, Lomax. My buddy will reach out. I believe it was one of the large 10pts that roam our woods, so it would be nice to have some closure.
  9. Is anyone familiar with the deer tracking organization? A buddy shot a large buck at 7:30 this morning. Says the hit seemed good. After 3 hours, we started tracking and followed decent bright blood for approximately 500yards and lost it where it entered a green field. A dog would do the trick. Please let me know if you have any contacts in Yates/Ontario counties.
  10. Excellent hunt this morning. I saw 15+ deer and witnessed some small bucks chasing. Action was steady until I left at 11. Heading back out this afternoon. Good luck all.
  11. Plenty of deer on their feet this morning. Saw a 4pt chasing for a bit. Two does have posted up at 50yds. I love live bait!
  12. Looking forward to a nice sit in the tree stand this morning. 42 degrees and a NW wind, feels like the Rut again!
  13. Silent in the morning. A deer blew at my decoy 30-40 times, that didn’t help.