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  1. Got one hammering close and another in the distance. I'm set up to call for my dad.
  2. I finally managed to roost a pair of strutters, two jakes and a couple of hens last night. It's been a dismal season for turkey sightings. Watched these birds out here until a little after 8:00 last night. The dominant tom actually bred one of the hens just before exiting the field. He's gobbled several times already on the hill just across the road. I'm waiting for him in the blind hoping that the light rain pushes them back out into the open. First open field/blind hunt in quite a while. I've got until 7:30 or so.
  3. If anyone could send me the coordinates of such a dumb easy to kill private land bird it would be greatly appreciated because I can't find any here...
  4. I hunted a spot yesterday where the first two days the birds were very vocal . Yesterday morning I heard one distant one I ended up going after because I heard nothing closer. Drove by at 6:30 and there were four gobblers following some hens right by my original setup even though they never gobbled once on the roost. This morning back up there and not a single gobble anywhere. Sat there on the field edge waiting for them to show up without calling until 7:00 and nothing. Back after them tomorrow.
  5. I've had my hands on hundreds of dead gobblers over the past 30+ yrs and all get weighed on some certified meat hanging scales at my family butcher shop. Only a handful have cracked the 23 mark with the family record hitting 23.5...many 21-22 pounders though. A true 26 pounder would be crazy! PS: There has never been a 200# dressed deer weighed here either. Many so called 200 pounders have dropped to 175 after actually being weighed...lol
  6. 100% my favorite boot of all time. I too go through a pair every season.
  7. Just found out that a neighbor's kid found one side off of the buck that my biggest of the year belonged to as well. I knew how sheds would be in this area with all the standing corn iver the winter. He found it really close to a stand that I never hunted last fall. My side was picked up nearly 2 miles from his...
  8. Nice. My eyes are always looking for them when I'm out and about.
  9. Nice haul, that's alot of miles on the boots!
  10. Hit up the last spot I wanted to walk. It was a little disappointing that I only found one little one but it's been a great shed season. I really wasn't expecting to find the numbers that I did. Hopefully I'll pick up a couple more during turkey season in my travels.
  11. Just can't stop looking. Add another nice set to the tally. Career set #50.
  12. Youth turkey find...#61 is another Steuben County giant.
  13. If I knew you wanted them I would have saved all the little deadheads that I came across this year... lol
  14. As a matter of fact there was. A really cool looking palmated six-point. It was too stink to stick in my backpack or carry around though.
  15. Just picked #60 for the season...really heavy 4pt side that scored 60-3. A great one to end on. That's it. I'm done! *Disclaimer: these sheds were not found on two or three well-managed farms. They were the result of well over a hundred miles of walking of many properties, several that I only got permission on for the very first time this year.
  16. Took another look around trying to match up the two big ones from last Fri...no luck but ended up with #59
  17. Thanks. I've got to mount a 170 net booner for this guy now (#2 typical bowkill for NYS in 2020)...full floor pedestal mount.
  18. I'm actually on a waiting list myself to be adopted by a family in Iowa...
  19. Got home from work this afternoon and the power was out and I was the only one home so I decided to go for a quick turkey scouting/shed hunting trip on this hillside I haven't checked very much. Got lucky enough to stumble on the number 58 before the snow started. Think it's a match to one I found a weeks ago...
  20. I'd like to find one of those pockets too...
  21. One of my cousins was getting a lot of daylight pictures of him towards mid to late September this past year. He must have been really close to his bedding area cuz he was getting like 4:30 in the afternoon
  22. Tompkins County certainly produces it's share of quality bucks. You probably have a higher density deer herd than I have in my area in Steuben County. I actually headed out to the Ithaca area to work again today. I always keep my eyes open for road sheds on the way out. The people out that way, well that's a different story all together...
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