CharlieNY

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CharlieNY last won the day on October 30 2014

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About CharlieNY

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    New York Hunter

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Auburn, N.Y.
  • Interests
    Deer hunting with bow and gun, spring turkey hunting, rabbit hunting with my 2 beagles.

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  • Hunting Location
    Finger Lakes Region
  • Hunting Gun
    Savage Model 11 7mm-08, Benelli Montefeltro 12 & 20 ga.
  • Bow
    PSE Vendetta

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  1. CharlieNY

    Live From The Water 2019 Edition

    Caught my largest smallmouth bass today on beautiful Skaneateles Lake. I was using 6 lb. test line with a 5' ultralight spinning rod and a Mitchell ultralight spinning reel. The bass hit like a freight train and it took quite awhile to get the fish in with it making several long runs. Oh I love the sound of drag running out! When I got the fish in it was completely exhausted and near death and I wanted to release it alive so I did not weigh or measure it. As soon as the photo was taken I got it back in the water and with a little resuscitation it swam down deep. I felt really good that it made it and will spawn another day. valoroutdoors.com [
  2. CharlieNY

    Great day today

    Atta girl. I know how you feel Dad. I'm sure we will hear from you again in the future when she graduates from college! valoroutdoors.com
  3. CharlieNY

    Got my bear back

    Do you mind if I ask you the cost? My son and I are going on a bear hunt in Maine this year and he wants a mount if one of us gets lucky. Thank you. valoroutdoors.com
  4. CharlieNY

    Scouting over google earth

    The lookups do not remain on the app. You can simply write down the landowner information once you look it up. For me 10 landowner requests per month are more than enough. valoroutdoors.com
  5. CharlieNY

    Scouting over google earth

    On Hunt Stand you get 10 free landowner requests per month. After the free 10 requests in a single month you have to pay a fee. But your first 10 requests will be free the following month. valoroutdoors.com
  6. I shot a nice mature 8 point buck in 2012 with a .243 Win. The buck was walking towards me through some thick woods and I waited until he got into my shooting lane. I put the crosshairs behind his right shoulder and squeezed off the shot. He dropped dead right there. Pic is Euro mount I had done on him. valoroutdoors.com
  7. CharlieNY

    Waterfowl Shotguns

    My son and I both shoot Benelli 3.5" semi auto shotguns for waterfowl. They are inertia driven autos. They soften the recoil and are very easy to clean as any burnt powder and gases remain in the barrel and do not dirty the operating system. Waterfowl guns are commonly used in the worst weather conditions such as heavy rain and extreme cold weather. The Benelli autos function flawlessly in any weather and are highly reliable with all factory loads. Benelli autos are definitely costly but as the old saying goes "you get what you pay for." Most of my friends who are serious waterfowl hunters shoot Benelli autos and have never regretted spending the extra bucks for them. valoroutdoors.com
  8. Odysseus gives some very good information based upon his personal experience in the field. I usually carry 1 box call that is 2 sided wood and 1 slate call that is 2 sided glass and slate. I too have found less responses to my hickory striker and plan on getting a purpleheart striker for next year and giving it a try. I would have a hard time deciding which and how many calls I would take into the woods if I owned as many calls as he does! LOL. valoroutdoors.com
  9. CharlieNY

    Live From The Woods 2019 Turkey Edition

    Been dead quiet here in 7F for the last week. We had a mini storm go through last night and the mosquitoes are everywhere. The thermacell is working like a charm in our blind. Boy could you sell some thermacells today! valoroutdoors.com
  10. I use the exact same impact sport ones by Howard Leight. I use them for all types of gun hunting and won't go out without them. I got mine for $50 on Amazon and they are now just under $53. They are well worth the price. valoroutdoors.com
  11. Matt's advice is very good and educational. However I must say that it is much easier to give advice when you have shot 5 turkeys in one season and "shoulda had 7." LOL. valoroutdoors.com
  12. CharlieNY

    Thermacell

    Jerry my son and I usually sit in a Redneck 6' x 6' ground blind. We have one of them backed up to a timber swamp that is a mosquito breeding ground. We keep the windows and mesh screens open with the thermacell going and the mosquitoes don't even fly in. We both have hay fever and the thermacell doesn't bother us at all. If there are mosquitoes in the blind when we open it up we start up the thermacell and it clears them right out. A thermacell is well worth the price. valoroutdoors.com
  13. CharlieNY

    Live From The Woods 2019 Turkey Edition

    Pygmy you forgot to add burping and picking your nose and of course reading and replying to the Live from the Woods 2019 Turkey Edition. LOL. Good luck to you. valoroutdoors.com
  14. CharlieNY

    Live From The Woods 2019 Turkey Edition

    My son bagged a nice Tom 10 minutes into the season. He has to be at work at 7:40 a.m. so guess who gets stuck with the cleaning! valoroutdoors.com
  15. CharlieNY

    What's Wrong with Shooting Jakes?

    My son decided he wanted to try to get a turkey with his crossbow. On May 9 last year we had a flock of jakes come into our decoys and he bagged the biggest jake with a perfect shot. You can see the hunt in the second part of the attached video from his website valoroutdoors.com. We were both happy with his accomplishment and the beautiful video. In short there is nothing wrong with shooting a jake.