TheHornHunter

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TheHornHunter last won the day on November 14 2019

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About TheHornHunter

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    New York Hunter

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    Rush, Mendon, Honeoye Falls, West Bloomfield and Macedon
  • Hunting Gun
    Hankin's custom smokeless muzzleloader, Browning X-bolt 308, Ithaca Model 37, Winchester '94
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    Hoyt Powermax, Mission Sub-1
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  1. More than likely! Only thing different about tonight is they think they can get away with it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I know several guys that think last night of muzzleloader is a free night to shoot as late as they want because they can just say they were unloading Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Jumped a small buck and a doe tonight. Cut a decent track with about 15 minutes left of legal light but couldn’t catch up with it. Saw the same track go across my tracks from earlier on my way out so I guess he must have circled around and got behind me. Good season, no complaints from me. Best season yet in terms of mature buck encounters... I got one during bow and should have killed two during gun but scope was knocked off for one and the other I think I hit low and lost blood in the rain... but that’s why they call it hunting. Now onto ducks, geese, predators, and late season muzzleloader in Ohio in a couple weeks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Finally settled in. No tracks on the way in but beautiful setting right next to the genesse river for the last hoorah. Not expecting to see many deer but good likelihood any I see will be shooters. It’s been a great season regardless of what happens tonight Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Heading out to the peninsula my buddy shot the 178” beast on. There’s been a stud ten pointer and a big seven bedding down there so I’m setting up where the cover pinches down and my buddy is on the opposite side where it funnels down to a oak ridge. Here’s to hoping for some last minute action... good luck to everyone out there! It’s been a blast following this forum and interaction with you all Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Glad to hear it and no problem! I started hunting with no one to really guide me but have lucked out since and found some great mentors. This forum gives me a way to try and pass some of that knowledge on and hopefully help put some meat in someones freezer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I forgot one other piece of advice... if leaving sticks on public I always take the bottom stick or two with me. That way someone needs their own stick to steal my set up. I’ve never had one stolen this way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I did the same thing the last few years then this year due to an injury and sheer laziness I just go sit on the ground late season. I’ve always been skeptical of getting busted but I’ve seen more deer the last few weeks sitting in a hedge row, some brush on a field edge or in a dead fall in the woods, including some really nice bucks. I’ve been in a tree stand once or twice since bow season and I’ve seen just as many deer and mature bucks as I saw in October and early November. There’s definitely pluses to being in a stand and it’s more forgiving but this season has showed me that if I do my part, stay still and play the wind right I can be just as successful without lugging in a stand every time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Jeez and I thought I was lucky with the flexibility of my work! I’m pretty jealous. Good luck with the bro Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I run both a climber and a h&h set up and to be honest I’d say they both take about the same amount of exertion. Sometimes the hang and hunt can be more demanding if the tree is super gnarly but I can literally get it into any tree so I’d say I use it about 90% of the time I’m not going to a prehung stand and my climber mostly collects dust now, unless I’m going to a open oak flat. I have the same issue with getting covered in sweat, even just going to some of our preset stands that may be a mile off the road. The best advice I can give on that is wear your base layers in and tie a rope around your pants and jacket and carry them over your shoulder. Sometimes I’ll wear my pants in but I never wear my jacket unless my walk is less than five minutes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Wrap anything that can ding or clank with hockey tape. My hang and hunt set up is lethally quiet. I’ve had deer bedded less than fifty yards away before and not notice I was there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Live from the kitchen... doing up some tenderloins and heart from my does Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks for the input. The leg opposite to me when I shot looked broken after the shot. He ran in front of me with that leg facing me so I got a good look at it. It’s possible I went under his cavity and only hit opposite leg but I would have expected to that to basically blow his leg off and to have way more carnage at the hit site. I only found two small fragments and little hair or blood initially. Plus I think that would have knocked him to the ground initially. I think I went through the cavity and out the opposite leg but either high or low. He was quartering away pretty good. I found one spot on the blood trail where I had two pretty good sized blood pools about a foot apart and slightly offset. I figured he stood for a little with two holes leaking Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Nope. The people’s whose property the deer went on to are fairly anti hunting and very protective of their land. I’ve built a good relationship with them and they let me retrieve deer when I need to but they would be pissed if I brought someone on they didn’t know Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I hope that’s the case. I covered pretty much the whole creek bottom so I was thinking I may have pushed him out but he could have easily snuck around me and I never would have known. This would be my biggest buck to date by a pretty good margin which makes this all the more painful! I just really hope he survives or I get a crack at him. It makes me sick to think of a 150”+ buck rotting away in the woods Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk