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About jperch

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    New York Hunter

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    Cayuga/Oswego Counties
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    Remington 870
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  1. I had a gobbler flopping 25 yards or so out in a field. As I started to approach a coyote came out of the woods and started approaching the gobbler. For a bit I thought we were going to have a discussion about who that turkey belonged to. He eventually changed direction and ran 100 yards out and sat down, watched me recover the gobbler. He or she must have been very hungry. I have called in coyotes, foxes and raccoons in the spring. One fox came right up to my blind with a gray squirrel in his mouth. Talk about greedy!
  2. I hunt on two private properties. I try to use "low impact" hunting so that I can enjoy seeing and hearing birds all season long. I call very sparingly and try very hard to not be visible to birds. Sometimes that means I have to stay put while field birds are out and about doing their thing. I never walk out into an open field, except when it is dark. Turkeys behave differently than they did 20 years ago, they are much more cautious. Learn where they roost and want to go (possibly different from year to year), set up well and "steer" them to you with soft, infrequent calling. Works for
  3. It's early, they usually migrate three days from now.
  4. Yup on birth rate ratios, just like humans. I suspect even in areas with no human hunting pressure that the adult doe population outweighs the adult male population. I have seen countless times a doe with fawns approach my stand and the doe becomes aware something is wrong. Frequently the button buck is the last to leave or even approaches while his sister and mom scram. Testosterone, I suspect. Obviously if a buck survives a few years they undergo a major personality change but by then I think their relative numbers have been reduced.
  5. Proud to say one of my students works on this project.
  6. These days I prefer any very small razor sharp folding knife with a good point. I agree the Sharp Finger is a great knife, a nice choice for a fixed blade. I owned one of those pretty Buck 110 knives in my late teens, had to save up for it. I managed to lose in the excitement of gutting one of my first deer. Years later my cousin found it in the woods, cleaned it up and uses it to this day. We are still hunting buddies forty years later and every time I stand over him as he is gutting out his deer I comment what a fine knife that is and how I wished I had one. Always good for a laugh!
  7. I'll say coydeer, I don't want to be the one to break the tie.
  8. Wow, is that for real? You could hear the click on both misfires, why would he not just eject the shell and examine the primer strike? I used to work in a sporting goods store and sold firearms. So many stories! I was maybe 19 at the time. One customer wanted to return a 20 gauge shotgun he bought months ago because "It blew a hole in my kitchen ceiling". With no authorization from the store manager I told him "Yes sir, we are happy to take that back". I didn't get into any trouble after I told the story.
  9. I just follow the directions in the manuals that came with my muzzleloaders. (Lately that is just my Savage 10 ML II, it calls for some mil spec grease that looks like aluminum paste.) I use cheap nitrile gloves from HF when applying the recommended grease, gloves go in a sealable baggie on my workbench, no mess at all. I discard them at the end of the season. A small amount of grease goes a long way.
  10. Well, back to the original question. In the areas I hunt it is much more difficult to get a gobbler to come in from a long distance than it was 30 years ago. Back then as I sat on top of a hill I have seen gobblers with binoculars on an adjacent property that came in on a dead run once they heard my call. (Yes, a box call for long distance.) That just does not happen any more on the properties where I hunt. I can only speculate why that is. Maybe it's coyotes, increased hunting pressure, who knows. Now, as others have said, it's good to know where they generally roost and where they gen
  11. Things are not fine in Florida. I lost my younger brother recently, he didn't believe Covid was serious. I doubt he took any precautions. The rest of my family down there is isolating as much as they can now. There are people who do not, can not, or will not believe in science. (A survey of US citizens a couple decades ago said 1/3 of the population believed the Earth was 6000 years old.) That is just the way it it is apparently. As far as the vaccine is concerned everyone must evaluate apparent benefit vs apparent risk. I just wish more folks would consider that the benefit is not jus
  12. I used this exact procedure this year, wish I had a video. By the time I reloaded the deer was clearly dead. I came back the next day to find all the stuff I dropped in the snow. Who me, excited?
  13. I used to work in the sporting goods department in Woolworth's in Greece, NY back in the early to mid seventies. We got crates full of Mausers that we sold for CHEAP. I bought one, don't know what happened to it. I remember they were packed full of thick grease and wrapped in heavy brown wax paper. I think I paid about thirty bucks. We actually sold a lot of good quality firearms along with some very low end firearms. If you bought a good gun we usually threw in a box of ammunition. I remember some pretty crazy interactions with customers.
  14. Same here, the manuals for both my Knight and Savage say to grease the threads, grease actually came with both. I just follow the supplied directions.
  15. Yes, this is what I used to do when using pellets on my Knight Disk muzzleloader. Now I shoot a smokeless Savage ML II. If I unload via the backdoor I find powder granuales get stuck in the grease in the threads and it's a pain to get them out. So now I just discharge it and clean it.
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