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  1. DDT

    Bowhunting in the rain

    Funny, I had this discussion this morning. I don't bowhunt in the rain. For me too hard to blood trail. I've always had a flexible schedule so I can go during more favorable weather. I would practice in the rain too if I were inclined to go though. Makes a difference in the arrow flight. Gun hunting, always
  2. DDT

    Sad Time for New York Hunters

    We always talk about the same thing. I have hunted 8N for over 40 years. Couldn't count the number of shots you would hear. And deer numbers. My son sat in a stand near Naples one afternoon and said he saw 37 Doe's go by but not a horn. I sat there the next day and saw 37 too, not a horn. We still talk about that. Those days are gone for sure. Not enough hunters moving deer.
  3. DDT

    Sad Time for New York Hunters

    MTV started the problem. Gave youths the 4 minute attention span. Now playing with their phones. I hired a 20 year old who went home crying the second day because I told him to put the phone on the car after several mentions about it I said play with it on lunch and your breaks (2). He was texting his girlfriend constantly. He literally left crying and quit. His daddy called me and wanted to know why I made his son cry. He got engaged a few weeks later and married a few months after. Still can't hold a job, lives with family and daddy coddles him. And those snowflakes are the future.
  4. DDT

    Sad Time for New York Hunters

    My first job was at the mall in a women's clothing store. I was in charge of the panties table. True story.
  5. DDT

    Tiki dude carve

    Like the detail work.
  6. DDT

    Sad Time for New York Hunters

    Nothing stays the same. Sadly, in it's heydays the Avon field days were a good promotion. My son and I enjoyed attending. I instilled the love of hunting in him. Now it's a part of his lifestyle. I grew up on a farm, being outdoors as much as I could. Learned from my elders. My dad said "your handshake is a contract". Couldn't think of a better way to grow up. I did my best to give those values to my kids. It's a sign of the times as outdoors activity fades away. Now.... in a hunting state like New York it is hardly mentioned or celebrated while the Naples Grape Festival coming up this weekend will be packed. Good place to stay away from. My son and I are going to camp Saturday morning. We'll go through Naples early to avoid the melee. Glad you brought up the subject.
  7. DDT

    Taxidermist- Terrible Experience

    WNYBH has done work for me (several) and a friend, all quality work. I had him put a new cape I got last year on my Gramps deer from 1930's. Fair prices, quick turnaround.
  8. DDT

    plea deal...wth

    Several years ago I had a tresspasser/poacher issue. DEC officer took sample from gut pile. Caught the guy later that day and confiscated the deer. DNA matched, guys got what they had coming. Deer wasn't wasted, I told the officer to donate it. It was Thanksgiving day and he had a list of needy folks. He called me later to express their appreciation.
  9. Sure why not, hey you never know...
  10. DDT

    Balansa Clover

    Please Name your mix!
  11. DDT

    Balansa Clover

    Radishes and turnips have been great for me. I have been plotting an old hay lot for 3 years. I do till with tractor though. In the spring when what's left of the deer ravaged brassicas are rotten away (enjoy the smell) they leave loosened soil. Last March I did frost seed some clover and it caught well. I also have been liming every year. I have used clover blends, better chance of getting growth if one strain doesn't do as well especially with wet feet. I Planted Whitetail Institute clover and Hancock's killer clover late July along with birdsfoot treefoil, clover is several inches tall. Thanks late summer rain. Never used an annual clover, why not plant the PERENNIAL and see how it goes. Nitrogen is nitrogen. If I just wanted to add organic matter I would plant clover and cereal rye mix in spring over the old brassicas. Then decide in July if I wanted to mow and nuke them seed some or all of the plot to brassicas again. Here's my summer planted clover with a month of growth.
  12. DDT

    forum issues

    Glad to see the forum is back!
  13. DDT

    Rage Broadhead......Again

    Switched to muzzy 90gr. 4 blades after I saw a friend shoot through my target every shot when my mechanicals stopped half way. Smoked a bunch of deer with them. Have shot right through the scapula bone at 42 yds. Also killed 4 deer with the same head with blade changes until the last shoot through buried it into a tree.
  14. DDT

    Heartland Wildlife Seed

    You must have some nice dirt.
  15. DDT

    Heartland Wildlife Seed

    I like to individually seed my own "mixes" too. And I plant strips of different things overlapping also. Going to overseed soybeans with cereal grains at the end of the month. Sounds like you need to buy more fertilizer and lime if you only spent $150. Don't forget to add urea when your brassicas are up to 4-6 inches.