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  1. After living in Putnam County for 10+ years, I have learned the most important element in my power outage preparedness is to live on the same block as a NYSEG foreman. Not sure if it's a coincidence, but we certainly get power back quick. Sent from my Moto E (4) Plus using Tapatalk
  2. Haven't been lost in the woods (yet). Did get lost out on the ocean once. Was sharking at butterfish hole ~25 years ago on a family friend's boat. No GPS, only LORAN. LORAN went down, pea soup fog rolled in and sharks in the slick. Never felt more lost in my life. Other than putting a course at NW, not sure what we would have done. Luckily LORAN came back. We'd still be out there trying to use a sextant. Sent from my Moto E (4) Plus using Tapatalk
  3. This is what I found in various books for info to get started. I know rinella put out a list some place on draw likelihood, but I can't put my hands on it. Hope this helps and if I find anything more I will post. Moog's right, if this is once in a lifetime and your happiness is contingent on getting an elk, probably worth the money on an outfitter. Randy comes home without punching a tag a lot. Ironically, sometimes he seems happier when he doesn't punch a tag. Probably because he doesn't have to pack out an elk. Good luck. Sent from my Moto E (4) Plus using Tapatalk
  4. I have zero experience elk hunting or hunting out west so take this with a grain of salt. I have been binge watching Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg. He seems to make it look like it’s possible, with a lot of up front work, to draw a tag and hunt public lands self guided out there. It has got me thinking at least. If it’s up your alley and haven’t watched it, take a look at the seasons he has out there. Has a lot of good advice for people that might be interested in a self guided public land hunt. Edit: I have a Steve Rinella book that gives the likelihood of drawing an out of state tag by species and state. If I can find it I will post it as some additional info. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. All my hunting was in 3G. I started hunting at age 39 (four years ago) and this was my best season to date. I was fortunate to harvest my fourth buck (none record books but all trophies to me) and first doe this season. I believe I saw deer on all but two or three sits. I finally feel like I am getting the hang of it (all self taught) and also realize I have so much more to learn. Trail cams and off season scouting helped but most importantly many thanks to all the people who post on here. It is very helpful for the new hunters to be able to learn, particularly those like me that got a late start on hunting and lacked a mentor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Went out for last sit before regular season in 3g today. Most movement I have seen in a while. Large doe group out of range before sunrise. Older buck with half a rack after sun up cruising. Harvested a young lone doe around 8. Then another doe group came in to keep her company while she died. Hanging the doe today and butchering her tomorrow. Good luck to all those going out for regular season SZ tomorrow. Hope that action keeps up for you. Be safe and good luck to all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Went out early this morning to close out early season and looking to fill my doe tag. Had a group of does a ways out before sunrise that walked off. Lone young doe came in around 7. Out of range but managed to hold her in the area with some contact grunts. She finally came in to range around 8. I hit a little further back than intended. Clipped lungs and liver. She mule kicked, jogged off 20 yards, bedded down and expired. Right after I shot her another doe group game in from the other direction. Wild to watch their behavior around a dying deer. Not spooked almost somber. Very grateful to fill my first doe tag. With a buck and doe in freezer, I get to take the first few days of regular season off now and be very selective for anything I target thereafter. Sorry for the less than stellar picture. I had to gut and drag quick to get to work on time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Sent you a PM with ideas. Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I live by cranberry mountain. Sounded like the Tet Offensive last year. I don't know about the deer, but I was certainly afraid to get out of bed for a week or two. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Priest said a record fast mass at 4 pm today. Wife was a champ and let me go for a quick sit. Got home, changed into hunting gear and literally ran out to the blind. Sounded like I was running on potato chips to get out there. Not five minutes later, this guy walks up the trail my blind looks out on. I am amazed the racket I made getting in didn't push him off. Stopped him, put a bolt through both lungs and piled up 20 yds later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I had same issues for weeks. Miraculously, it just started working again about 10 mins ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. tarheel95

    Why a bow?

    I wanted to start hunting when I was 39. I had never touched a firearm in my life, had no mentor, so I decided to start with the bow. I have only bow hunted ever since. Just seems to be a good fit for me personality wise, quieter, peaceful and up close to the quarry. Just all the reasons I wanted to start hunting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I bought a diamond secondhand when I got into bow hunting. I thought I would upgrade to a different brand after a few years. Never did. Aggressive draw cycle, but it does the job. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I have a 3G and 1C and a full freezer. Won't use them, free for the taking... the tags that is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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