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  1. While drinking my coffee and catching up on emails for work I saw quite the show in the backyard. First it was 1 doe that fed through around 5:30am. Then about 20 mins later I saw a hen and 4 poults. I have never seen poults in person before. Very cool. And then if that wasn’t enough about 30 mins later I saw a spike and an 8 pointer feed through the back yard. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Still hunted the middle of the day and sat the last couple hours before dark. 0 deer, but 10 turkeys. Might have to revisit the area for spring turkey season. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Congrats! Why not gut in the woods? Less weight to drag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’m okay without it. Give the vertical guys a chance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ready to head into the woods in 9h. Mornings have been better overall this year for me so hoping to keep the trend going. Good luck to everyone heading out today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Tenderloins and heart from the buck I shot on 10/28 this year. Grills getting warmed up right now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hunting behind the house this morning (9h). 2 spikes walked past me around 9:00 then at 9:45 this guy walked out. Personal best with the bow! Quartering away shot, got liver and one lung. Wasn’t a pass through so blood trail turned into a grid search. He ran about 300 yards but I was able to see him for most of it because it was a crp field. Very thankful the neighbor didn’t mind me looking around on his property. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 6:12am in the tree and quiet. 40 degrees calm winds in 9H. Good luck!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hunted last night for a couple hours didn’t see anything. Sat in the stand from 6:15-10:00 this morning. Only saw one doe a couple hundred yards away in the neighbors field. Guessing the warm temps and rain/fog kept them mostly nocturnal this weekend Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Saw a spike at 12 yards, nanny doe and buck fawn circled my stand for 10 minutes decided to pass on her because of the fawn, then 3 doe passed off in the distance at 50 yards as the sun was going down. Great opening day. Can’t wait for the bucks to get on their feet during light. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. ** diy sportsman, not diy hunter Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I found hunting public and diyhunter last year. Both great YouTube channels. Also enjoy wired to hunt. I started listening to wired to hunt podcast on my drive to and from Pittsburgh for work last summer. All those channels and podcasts are great. If you like that content try checking out the huntingbeast forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. From 30. Can’t wait for the season to open. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 9H here. Just moved to Holland last year in September. Starting to figure out the deer movement behind the house. Still plan on hunting public land around the area as well this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Did some scouting on Labor Day. Bumped a couple deer in the river bottom. Left a trail camera to soak. Plan on returning in October to pick it up. Numbers - Not sure what to compare to since still relatively new to the park. I was only there in the middle of the day so tough to say. No plans to stay overnight since I live about 45 minutes drive from the park. I only hunted a couple days in the park last year. Plan to hunt more and hunt deeper this year. Just picked up some new arrows today. Can’t wait for October 1! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Correct (Erie county). The instructor of the permit class he took told him that he could go for unrestricted right away if he wanted, which is kind of ironic because when I got my permit a few years ago they told me to get target/hunting for a few years and then apply for unrestricted. I'm not aware of anything that prevents you from applying for unrestricted immediately.
  17. One guy I know just got his concealed carry. 18 months and he did have an interview with the chief of police in town. Another friend just got his after 15 months. Target hunting and no contact from the town or interview. Have your references been called yet? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. DIYhunter

    Letchworth

    Anyone hear about the details for the application process this year for gun? I think they came out around this time last year.
  19. I'll second left bank. Very close to kleinhans. Food is great and reasonably priced. It's on the small size though so I would recommend reservations well in advance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. DIYhunter

    Letchworth

    I couldn't agree more. What's more concerning is that people just don't care. It's a resource for all tax payers. What if everyone left all their stands in the woods forever. Then the place would look like the playground in my neighborhood. The park could one day decide that hunters are doing more harm than good and shut down hunting for everyone just because some people think they can leave their crap all over the woods. I failed to mention the empty water bottles and other litter all around. It's a shame honestly.
  21. DIYhunter

    Letchworth

    I did some scouting today in the park. Hiked a total of 6 miles. Saw 4 different tree stands still in trees! 2 ladders, a hang-on with sticks still attached and a climber. I thought people are supposed to take their stands out after the season is over. I guess the rangers are lenient on that rule. Luckily the stands weren't far off the beaten path -- and nowhere near the spots that I'm eyeing up for the fall.
  22. I've been in the woods twice during February and both times I found a couple of them on me when I got back to the truck. Always good to have a tick key just in case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. I want to reserve a cabin for a week during archery this year (early November). However, I'm not sure of the exact dates because of my work schedule. How long can I wait before booking a cabin? Are they hard to come by if I wait too long? I'm only looking for one of the cheap ones (no electric, wood stove, etc). Does anyone have experience renting the cabins during hunting season?
  24. My gun only takes up to 3" shells. Based on all the feedback I think that I'm going to start out with the Carlson Winchester long beard choke tube. I'll probably start with a couple boxes of Winchester long beard xr shells in a couple different shot sizes and see what patterns the best and go from there. I appreciate the insight on the calls. Honestly, I'm thinking I'll start with a slate pot or a box call. This being my first season I'm hesitant to go straight into the diaphragm calls. They look a bit harder to learn. Plus, I have to leave something on the table for 2018 because I'm sure I'll get addicted to chasing turkey.
  25. My gun did not come with any chokes besides the sabot slug one, so I'll need to make a purchase. I took a read back through the owner's manual. I guess I need a specific model of choke for the winchester 1300 called "WinChoke". It looks like I'll be ordering off the internet because the big-box stores around my house don't carry it. There are a couple options for extra full winchokes online. Thanks everyone for the advice! Much appreciated. Looks like I'll be spending the next couple months practicing calling around the house and a couple days at the range.