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    Rush, Mendon, Honeoye Falls, West Bloomfield and Macedon
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    Hankin's custom smokeless muzzleloader, Browning X-bolt 308, Ithaca Model 37, Winchester '94
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  1. I’m looking at getting the grinder attachment for my kitchen aid for just that reason. My grinder is great if I’m running multiple deer through it but takes forever to clean and isn’t fun at all with how much everything weighs. Would be nice to have something smaller to do like 10-20lb batches Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’m glad this is a common thing because we couldn’t figure out if it was just our area or not. Part of me thinks people pass the ugly bucks for lack of antlers so they have an easier time growing old. Our two biggest bodied bucks were PY but barely This one is my biggest bodied… not super long but really fat, which is kinda hard to tell in this picture This is my bow buck from 2020 and is one of my higher scoring NY deer but he was 30 pounds less than the buck in the last pic and taken 10 days earlier. He was a public land buck though with no meaningful ag around so was surviving off acorns and suburb landscaping Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. He’s trying! He was my #1 target this year but he shifted his range after spending the last 3 years as a homebody on my farm and we only ever got night pics and one sighting in the gray light. Pretty sure I know where he moved so will be knocking on some doors and hopefully catch up to him next year Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. That's what I'm thinking. I was always a little skeptical about how hard rut impacted our bucks because our ratios are so off and they don't need to work hard for does, but this one definitely lost a ton of weight from even the pic I have of him in late November. I'm surprised how much, but no December harvests so nothing to compare it with
  5. Some real beauties there... which area if you don't mind me asking?
  6. Beauty of a buck... looks like we have the same chain hoist. Sure does it make easy for getting them up on the pole
  7. Those are some beauties! I'm glad I retracted my comments about putting more on the pole.. if you've been stacking them up like that since the 70's you've got me beat by a LONG shot... I'm not even a decade in lol. Isn't it funny the things we do in the moment of excitement after a big buck kill? I haven't left the heart/lungs in but I've let my knife in a deer and lost lord knows how much other stuff that got left on the ground. I don't usually get buck fever before a kill, but it sure hits me hard after the kill. My friends actually have a running joke about the amount of stuff I lose after I kill something
  8. Watching those big boys move is a thing of beauty, especially working does. Always blows my mind how they can move thru the woods in almost silence yet a little squirrel can make a noticeable ruckus 100 yards away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I guess the numbers make sense then. If he lost 20-25% and is 155 he’d have been 190-200 pre rut. I’ve never killed one or even been around one that I can remember in December before. I didn’t recognize him the first time I saw him in part because how much weight he lost but I’ve shot does that were 140-150 so I was surprised he came in only a little over that Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Our biggest bodied bucks have been on the lower end of our antler spectrum and our highest scoring bucks typically haven’t had much for bodies. Weird dynamic Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. That seems similar to us in 8H, all the ones I killed and weighed were 4+. We’re in prime ag though and always have a few pigs that are 200+. Interestingly, it’s never the ones with the biggest antlers. Like this one from this year, just a mean fat old slob. I think my buck this year was just rutted down. I’ve never killed one close to this late before to have anything to compare it with Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. He was a fat slob. Antlers didn’t come close to matching the body though. My buddy killed a bigger one but we never got a weight on him. When I was in Kansas someone killed one just under 300 dressed and that thing was a horse! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Good point about time, I hadn’t thought about before. I’m not sure how much of a difference it makes but I guess a best practice for weighing would be to do it all at the same time. I’ve never done or looked into chest girth method but I’d guess we have more ag than PA so our deer are probably better fed. Thanks for the thoughts Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Maybe they wouldn’t steal it if the guts were still in it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I stand corrected, you certainly beat me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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