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About buffalojay83

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    Springville, Wellsville
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  1. Beaver....nahmsayin? :-)
  2. buffalojay83

    How Early Do You Hang Your Stands?

    Well, baby number 3 is due in early Sept. so I don't wanna risk hanging my two stands super close to the due date. I was planning on the last weekend of Aug. but might hang them 8/12 or 8/19 and clearing lanes etc. What are your thoughts? Thanks!
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    First Shot Daily Pics

    Cool thanks!
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    First Shot Daily Pics

    Damn ya got me, my name is Jason and I live near Buffalo. What is gtg? Does it involve eating food and or drinking beer?
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    First Shot Daily Pics

    First shot, then first round sitting down (4th rd. overall) 20yds Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    First Shot Daily Pics

    Luck? Yeah probably Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Ok ok, I'm sure this has been addressed but....

    No, I can't be sure. It may have closed back up, I didn't even know that was a possibility. But now I do, thanks !
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    Ok ok, I'm sure this has been addressed but....

    Alright, I took off of work the last week of bow. I saw the buck that I ended up killing on Tuesday and passed on him in hopes of seeing Mr. Big. Didn't see him. Went back on Thursday and the 1st buck came right back down the same trail (i thought) nose to the ground and moving quickly. I wanted to make sure my freezer wasn't empty so I wasn't gonna pass him twice. I stopped him with a 'bahp' and he paused I took the shot but he was a little further than where he was on Tues. (about 5-10yds). I hit one lung and he bled like crazy, ran up to the top of the hill/trail and waited. I was hoping he'd bed down, but he put his nose back to the ground and walked off. I waited about 45mins before I came down from my climber, went to look for blood and my arrow. Found the arrow and it hadn't opened! There was some snow on the ground so blood was easy to spot and there was a lot. Left to get a cup of coffee and some grub and to give him some time. Came back a few hours later and started to check out the blood trail, very good blood, he bedded down a couple times and jumped a narrow creek, tons of blood, I didn't know how he kept moving. Followed the blood as far as I could, charlie horses in both legs lifting my big boots in and out of the snow, hiking ridge-lines following this mfer. Blood the whole way. Got to a clearing on the neighbors property, blood trail going right across it. This was 2.5 miles trail so far. Backtracked the 2.5 miles back to point of the shot. Stretched the legs a bunch. Tried to get contact info for the landowner. Finally got a number from an ad she had placed for work. Called her and explained what happend, and that I was asking to access their land on the other side of the cleared field to take up the blood trail. Her husband hunts and she was okay with it, I thanked her and thanked her for even picking up the phone and giving me time to talk with her. Now I'm hanging half out of my truck laughing trying to stretch my damn legs because they've both seized up with cramps! People driving by me like, wtf?! I drive to the property, walk up to where the blood trail starts on the other end of the field. Thank God for the snow! I see antlers in a thicket, then eyes looking right at me, it's my buck, he's alive, he's tired, a hot doe on the other side of the thicket bounds off. He gets up, staggers off after her. Shit! I load an arrow and follow. He beds down further in the thicket. I see him get up, I circle the thicket walking around a mound of dirt/soil. He's beat. I put another arrow in him to finish up. He died a few long minutes later. Man that was crazy! I drag him out to a spot where I can field dress him, tag him, then a nice easy down hill drag through snow back to my truck. Great, my back tags and buck tag are gone! This is a great day! I load him up, it's dark now, then drop him off at the property I hunt. I run to walmart to get spare tags with 10 mins left before they close the desk. I run back, tag him, put him in the truck, drive back home, EAT everything in the house, and sit down. My wife asks what the hell took so long, haha! I've been shooting my bow consistently all year to get the reps in and hopefully ensure a better hit. 76 days till I get to try again.
  9. What do you like, fixed or mechanical broad heads and why? My mechanical didn't open last year and led to a 2.5 mile blood trail in the snow during the rut. Yes I recovered the deer, I'll never forget that hunt. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    2019 Trailcams

    I'm in the same boat, except I'm gonna grab a 4th spypoint from cabela's for $99. I have 3 others in the field and it gonna be #1's 4th year and #2 and #3's 2nd or 3rd year. They're affordable, take clear video and still shots in day and night, and the batteries have lasted me at least a year in each cam. Good luck!
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    Additional Strap(s) to secure hang on stand?

    Thanks, yeah I was looking to see what brand/type people recommend. Or if it doesn't really matter, just a regular ratchet strap.
  12. I appreciate the feedback to my earlier post about mods to a hang on stand and climbing sticks. I usually use a climber but recently bought a hang on. I'm just trying to get all the things that I need in the fall, now. Any recommendations on a extra, or two, ratchet strap or something to secure to the tree (that's quiet) in case of a mishap with the straps that come with the stand. (lone wolf alpha, has an upper and lower strap). I plan on leaving the stand in one location, if I run n gun I'll probably use the climber. Thanks for any tips! 112 Days!
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    Hang On Treestand Modifications Question

    Thanks, I actually am just doing that haha!
  14. Well, now that turkey season is over and there's only 118 days till opening day, I just purchased a lone wolf alpha 2 hang on stand and am looking for any modification suggestions. I have some felt with a adhesive backing for noise control for the climbing sticks and the stand edges, but was looking to see if anyone else has any good modification suggestions. Thanks for any info!
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    Got a nice Tom on Monday 5/6!

    I missed the opener so Monday was my opener. I usually sit and wait on my hunts but my opportunities to get out this year are less so I was a little aggressive. I heard 3 gobblers at sunrise, then it got quiet. I decided to creep back into the woods and pull my cards from some cameras I have set up. After missing and walking by my camera, I heard a loud tom hammer off about 150 yds away. I called to him after he gobbled with a woodhaven mouthcall then I stayed quiet. Man, my heart started pumping and I put my hen down, facing away from the direction the gobble came from. I snuck off about ten yards from the hen and saw the brightest red I've ever seen glistening in the sun! He was hurrying on the way over for some love or a fight. Smacked him with benelli 12ga., 3 1/2 in. hevishot magnum blend about 25ish yards away, he dropped right there! I went back out Tuesday, but didn't hear a thing. Gonna try to tag out this Saturday! Good luck!