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  1. The 2018 deer season is only a few short months away, and we are bringing back a deer hunting contest, The HuntingNY Whitetail Classic! You can sign up for the contest by replying to this thread, sign up starts now and will end at Midnight on September 28, 2018 at which time this thread will automatically lock. In the contest section, each hunter will get their own thread, in which entries should be posted. Contest entries must be submitted by Midnight on January 2, 2019 (Sorry, seasons that run into 2019 are not included in this contest). Contest Rules -The Deer must be taken in NY during the 2018 deer season (Oct 1 - Dec 31) -Deer must be tagged with regular NYS carcass tags (Buck, DMP or Either Sex). Deer tagged with nuisance permits or DMAPs will not count. -There must be photos of the deer included in the post(s), they must clearly show the hunter, the antler points of bucks, a clear picture showing the inside spread measurement (must clearly see where each end of the tape measure is touching), this year's tag attached to the deer as well as a contest card (details below) -Each hunter can enter up to 2 bucks and 2 does Scoring system -Each deer will earn 10 points -Bucks will earn 1 additional point per scorable antler point -Scorable antler points are 1 inch in length measured from the base of the point. Fliers, kickers, droptines, etc ARE scorable -Total score of each hunter will be added up at the end of the contest, highest total score wins -In the event of a tie, greatest measured inside spread of the entered buck(s) will be the tie breaker (if hunters are tied and each entered 2 bucks, the spread on each entered buck will be measured) Contest Card With a black marker, make your contest card on a sheet of white 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Write large enough so it can be seen in one of the entry photos. It should include the following At the top, write - 2018 HuntingNY Whitetail Classic below that include your screen name, and the date and location of the harvest (WMU) The card must be clearly visible in at least 1 photo of deer or that entry will NOT count. Youth Division There is a separate youth division for hunters under age 18. Exact same rules and scoring as above. Prizes We will be announcing this years prizes in a separate thread once we have the contest section ready.
  2. 2018 LIVE from the Woods! Its that time of the year again! This is our 9th year for doing this thread and its always a lot of fun! Post in this thread using your smart phone (or other device you can get to the internet with) from your stand / woods with your thoughts, current conditions, pictures, sightings, etc. Don't forget, the site is accessible via your mobile device and there is even an app - Tapatalk enabled! Lets see those pics! Bonus to anyone that LIVE streams from the stand I'll give it a shot.
  3. Hello, i know this is a long shot but I am looking for a lease for the 2018 season and beyond within an hour of Albany. The lease is mostly for deer hunting but would also maybe hunt bear and turkey. The lease would be for myself and 1-2 other hunters. We are responsible ethical hunters who would sign a liability agreement and follow all land owners rules. Ideally this will be a long term lease. The only reason I’m looking for new hunting land is I have a 1 year old son and want to hunt closer to home to be able to spend more time with him. I have tried that invention called google and have also called most farms in my area. If you don’t have land to lease maybe you may be able to steer me in the direction of 1. I’m trying to avoid state land so I can hang cameras and stands and I like knowing where other hunters are in the area. Thanks for any help andy
  4. Wow, the 2018 Bow Season starts in just a few weeks, this summer went way to fast! As always we want to wish everyone a safe, fun and successful hunting season! Please make sure you keep us updated with reports of your hunts successful or not. The site was down for a day due to our server having some hardware issues, we have restored it to a new server while the old one is being fixed. During the restore process we also upgraded the forum software. There may be some issues here and there on the site but we are working to fix them, please let us know if you notice anything acting up. We wanted to point out a few important threads on the https://huntingny.com/forums/ forums to check out. The 2018 "Live From the Woods" thread is up and ready for live action from the woods, 9th year in a row! Post your sightings, stories and pictures -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/47908-live-from-the-woods-2018-lets-hear-stories-and-see-some-pictures/ 2018 HuntingNY Whitetail Classic - You can sign up for the contest by replying to this thread, sign up is active NOW and will end at Midnight on September 28, 2018 at which time this thread will automatically lock. In the contest section, each hunter will get their own thread, in which entries should be posted. Contest entries must be submitted by Midnight on January 2, 2019 (Sorry, seasons that run into 2019 are not included in this contest). https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/47098-2018-huntingny-whitetail-classic/ As always there are some amazing trail camera photos up, some real nice deer have been posted, check them out -> https://huntingny.com/forums/forum/23-trail-camera-pictures/ Be sure to also check out the 2018 Archery Harvest Thread -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/47911-2018-huntingny-bowarchery-harvest-thread/ And of course check out the main Bow Hunting -> https://huntingny.com/forums/forum/16-bow-hunting/ and Deer Hunting forum here - > https://huntingny.com/forums/forum/11-deer-hunting/ Hot Topics! The Shot That Counts -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/47369-the-shot-that-counts-2018/ Whats for dinner tonight, game recipies -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/23281-whats-for-dinner-tonight/ Hunter Harassment - Have you ever been harassed? -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/47493-hunter-harassment/ Which hunting weapon and seach do you like the best? -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/47874-which-hunting-weapon-and-season-do-you-like-the-best/ Most wanted bucks for 2018, some great pictures here! -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/46959-most-wanted-for-2018/ DMP / Doe Tag Swap -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/47909-dmp-tag-exchange-swap-donate/ If you are a Facebook user, please give us a "Like" our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/HuntingNY and help spread the word. The site has grown leaps and bounds since started, there are over 685376 posts as of today! Please remember to tell friends and family about the site, you can even forward them this email / link. If you have a hunting related business (ex. hunting store / archery shop), hunting club or organization, or a hunting related website you want to share with members we have opened up a link sharing system here: https://huntingny.com/links Just select the category and click "Add Link" on the right side of the page. If you have any interest in sponsoring the site you can contact us by using the contact form located here: https://huntingny.com/forums/contact/ Thank you Be safe, have fun, and good luck this 2018 season!
  5. downrangedude

    Howdy y’all!

    downrangedude here, a quirky and not-so-cool but cool sports enthusiast. Loves to hunt, fish, snowboard and camp more than hamburgers. I am yet another outdoor guy from Texas who loves to brag all I know, and FYI I know a lot.
  6. alplausoutdoorsman

    Farm Opportunities

    Any farmers/farms in 5H or surrounding able to let me hunt on their land? I'm a new 17 year old Hunter.
  7. alplausoutdoorsman

    New Hunters

    Hey guys, I'm a 17 year old who's looking into hunting. I'm an avid self taught outdoorsman and I've been having lots of trouble finding land to hunt on. I would love to see some people reach out to not only me but other young hunters as well and help them find lands to hunt on.
  8. JBones

    Ticks ticks ticks

    Can anyone recommend a good tick repellent that doesn't stink too badly? I typically spray my gear and clothes and check myself over very thoroughly when I get home. I also have my wife look me over to get a second set of eyes and to have someone check spots I can't see. This weekend I went out for about 5 hours on Saturday afternoon. It was pretty warm so I sprayed and checked. Thought I was good when I was done but I woke up the next morning to a tick chomping down on my junk (yeah, that junk). I take tick nosode and tick pathogen regularly so I wasn't too freaked about infection. I got it out pretty quickly, took an antibiotic for 2 days. I feel OK and no bullseye so I think I'm OK but I definitely DO NOT want that to happen again. I'm a ground hunter so I'm sure ticks will always be a problem to deal with but I want to limit exposure as much as possible. Any recommendations?
  9. I am looking to lease or possibly purchase with owner financing property within an hour or 2 of the Buffalo NY area. Looking for anywhere from 50-150 acres, depending on if I lease or purchase. Please reply if you have land or know of any resources I can find this land Thanks for looking
  10. pritchard

    Hunting in 6J

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and glad to be apart of it. I'm a first year hunter and I love every part of it. I hunt on private land in 6J near Boonville. I've seen a few doe and 1 buck. Has anyone else in this area or anywhere else been experiencing this? There is so much sign of deer, but nothing when it comes time to hunt. I see 100 deer a night on the side of the road, but none when hunting. Also, if anyone has any tips for a newbie, that'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  11. I have a cabin in Davenport NY and I am looking for some land to lease for hunting. I would prefer it to be within a half hour of Davenport. It would be me my two brothers and one other friend. We all have been hunting since we were kids and are very responsible and respectful. If you would like to contact me to talk about some property you might have or somebody you might know. My cell is 609-868-7290 or you can respond to this by e-mail.
  12. Hall_13

    Morning watch

    How long before daylight do you guys go out? Need some advice. i feel like 2 hours in too early and 1 hour before is a little late but not sure. What do you guys do?
  13. We are only a day away from the 2017 Regular Gun Season for the Southern Zone, the Northern Zone kicked off their Season a few weeks back. We want to wish everyone a safe, fun and successful hunting season! Please make sure you keep us updated with reports of your hunts successful or not. Again, please be safe and have fun. We wanted to point out a few important threads on the http://huntingny.com/forums/ forums to check out. The 2017 "Live From the Stand / Woods" thread is up with quite a few posts already for the 2017 season of live action from the woods, 8th year in a row! -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40154-live-from-the-woods-2017-edition/ I just added a new topic, What did you do to prepare for the 2017 Season and what are your Hunting tradtions? This is always fun, please go ahead and post here: https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40214-what-did-you-do-to-prepare-for-the-2017-season-and-what-traditions/ As always there are some amazing trail camera photos up, some real nice deer have been posted, check them out -> https://huntingny.com/forums/forum/23-trail-camera-pictures/ Be sure to also check out the 2017 Archery Harvest Thread -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40137-2017-huntingny-archery-harvest-thread/ - lots of great deer taken this year already during archery. And of course check out the main Deer Hunting forum here - > https://huntingny.com/forums/forum/11-deer-hunting/ Hot Topics! Bucks Movement, How Far Will They Go? - > https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40942-bucks-movement-how-far-will-they-go/ Why would gun owners want a shorter hunting season? - > https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40836-can-you-explain-why-hunters-would-want-to-shorten-gun-season/ Buying Deer Bait - > https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40195-buying-deer-bait/ Whats for dinner tonight, game recipies -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/23281-whats-for-dinner-tonight/ 2017 DMP Swap Thread - > https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/39343-2017-dmp-swap-thread/
  14. angelo_mangelo

    Taconic State Park - Copake Falls

    Anyone here hunt or has hunted Taconic State Park in Copake Falls, NY?
  15. Hall_13

    WMU 6C

    Is there any wmu 6c hunters here?
  16. JabzXtreme

    New Long Island Hunter

    Hello fellow LI Hunters, I see there is no active online community for Long Island Hunters, if you know of one please tell me! This post may help like minded googlers find their way. I'm Shaun, I'm 30, and I live in Suffolk and I'm a beginner to intermediate experienced small game public land hunter. Before I came to NY, I was hunting Small Game and Wild Hogs in Florida and we had a very active public land community that got together for hunts or just became online hunter friends who shared their experiences. I hunted for Shotgun Deer a few times but no luck so I'm a real newbie Deer hunter and I only have a crossbow so Archery's out for me right now. I guess I'm just looking to meet some people, either here online or IRL if we fancy one another's company. I'm a lonely hunter as I lost my mentor when I was very young. So I'm a research hound - I'm a techie guy and I learn everything I can from hunting shows, magazines, books, online communities and friends, youtube, google earth, etc. So this'll be my first year hunting in Suffolk Public Land, primarily for Small Game - Squirrels, Rabbits, Woodcock, Pheasant, possibly Turkey. I'd love to hook up with some folks to show me some Waterfowl or Geese Hunting, or even Deer or introduce me to Archery. As I'm new to the lands anyone looking for a buddy to explore and learn some woods with would be cool. I also know the deal with Small Game guys and Archery guys preferring to hunt apart, so I hope not to step on any toes and hope the check station would distribute parking spots accordingly. I'm not new on Public Land, just here on Long Island :). If you have anything you'd like to chime in with feel free or send me a PM! Thanks for reading!
  17. Hey everyone I'm knew to the sport and looking to learn as much as I can. I was suppost to go up to sterling with a friend of a friend but the guy had been dodging me. So I've decided that I will head to sterling or Stewart forest by my self this Monday 10/09/17 and wing it. Maybe walk around with my bow and see if get lucky. Worst case scenario I get good excerside out of it. If anyone could help out either teaming up or letting me know where to go I would greatly appreciate it. Also if anybody knows of a butcher and the prices so I can take my deer when I harvest one. I live in NYC even tho I would love to see my neighbors faces as I carry a deer from my car to the 5th fl of my building I don't think it will work out. thanks in advance for any help and for taking the time to read my post
  18. The 2017 what did you do to prepare for this hunting season? Did you add new stands? Practice shooting all year? Get some new land or land access? What are you looking forward to this year? What are your hunting traditions? Lets see some pics of whatever you did in the off season that are hunting related (Stands, fields, planting, bow/gun practice)
  19. Last year was the first double buck year for me ever. One bow, one rifle... Few pics, better pics coming soon of the mounts.... I had one turn one way and one the other over both windows in the cabin...
  20. We are only few days away from the 2017 Southern Zone Bow Season, the Northern Zone kicked off their Season a days ago. We want to wish everyone a safe, fun and successful hunting season! Please make sure you keep us updated with reports of your hunts successful or not. Again, please be safe and have fun. We wanted to point out a few important threads on the https://huntingny.com/forums/ forums to check out. The 2017 "Live From the Stand / Woods" thread is up with quite a few posts already for the 2017 season of live action from the woods, 8th year in a row! -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40154-live-from-the-woods-2017-edition/ I just added a new topic, What did you do to prepare for the 2017 Season and what are your Hunting tradtions? This is always fun, please go ahead and post here: https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40214-what-did-you-do-to-prepare-for-the-2017-season-and-what-traditions/ As always there are some amazing trail camera photos up, some real nice deer have been posted, check them out -> https://huntingny.com/forums/forum/23-trail-camera-pictures/ Be sure to also check out the 2017 Archery Harvest Thread -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40137-2017-huntingny-archery-harvest-thread/ - lots of great deer taken this year already during archery. And of course check out the main Bow Hunting -> https://huntingny.com/forums/forum/16-bow-hunting/ and Deer Hunting forum here - > https://huntingny.com/forums/forum/11-deer-hunting/ Hot Topics! Buying Deer Bait - > https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40195-buying-deer-bait/ Whats for dinner tonight, game recipies -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/23281-whats-for-dinner-tonight/ 2017 DMP Swap Thread - > https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/39343-2017-dmp-swap-thread/ Shoot or Pass - Trophy Hunting -> https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/40074-shoot-or-pass-trophy-hunting-age/ Just one more treestand, how many stands do you have? - > https://huntingny.com/forums/topic/39197-just-one-moretreestand/ If you are a Facebook user, please give us a "Like" our Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/HuntingNY and help spread the word. The site has grown leaps and bounds since started, there are over 592377 posts as of today! Please remember to tell friends and family about the site, you can even forward them this email / link. If you have a hunting related business (ex. hunting store / archery shop), hunting club or organization, or a hunting related website you want to share with members we have opened up a link sharing system here: https://huntingny.com/links Just select the category and click "Add Link" on the right side of the page. If you have any interest in sponsoring the site you can contact us by using the contact form located here: https://huntingny.com/forums/contact/ Thank you Be safe, have fun, and good luck this 2017 season!
  21. Hey guys, I'm looking for a decent priced hunting land lease for 3 hunters. One of the hunter's teaches hunters safety with the DEC. He is our mentor, so he teaches us about being ethical, polite, and safe during out hunts. We are looking for land 2-3 hours away from NYC. I'm also in the market of buying a small parcel of similar distance. Maybe around 5-20 acers, nothing to big. You can reply here or at school4237@gmail.com for serious offers. Any questions please do the same, many thanks in advance!
  22. Land for sale by owner ...67 Acres , Old Chatham NY . Columbia county . Perfect Mix of Pristine , woodlands , open fields and accessible trails . Streams , Ponds , Excellent hunting , Plenty of Whitetail deer . Barn and Pole barn .No neighbors . Very Private . Old farm house on property . Is usable for hunting but needs Rehab or teardown for living purposes . $1.2 million . 410-570-2992 Old Chatham . NY .
  23. Hey everyone. Looking to join a hunting club in light of the upcoming start of the 2017-2018 deer season. I live in Elmira and work a lot, so ideally I would like to hunt as close to where I live as possible. I almost exclusively bowhunt, but will use a rifle periodically. I just moved here from Atlanta about a year ago, so I'm still relatively new to the area and haven't found a place to hunt yet. Thank you! Neil
  24. Its that time again! This is our 7th year for doing this thread and its always a lot of fun! Post in this thread using your smart phone (or other device you can get to the internet with) from your stand / woods with your thoughts, current conditions, pictures, sightings, etc. Don't forget, the site is accessible via your mobile device and there is even an app - Tapatalk enabled! Lets see those pics!
  25. A new regulation that prohibits hunting or trapping of free-ranging Eurasian boars in New York State was formally adopted state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The regulation is designed to ensure maximum effectiveness of DEC’s statewide eradication efforts. “Enacting a statewide regulation was important to support DEC’s ongoing work to remove this invasive species from the state and to ensure that it does not become established in the wild anywhere in New York,” said Commissioner Martens. “Eurasian boars are a great threat to natural resources, agricultural interests, and private property and public safety wherever they occur and DEC will continue to work to protect these resources and remove wild boars from the state.” Eurasian boars were brought to North America centuries ago and wild populations numbering in the millions are now present across much of the southern U.S. In recent years, wild boar populations have been appearing in more northern states too, often as a result of escapes from enclosed shooting facilities that offer “wild boar hunts.” Governor Cuomo signed legislation on October 21, 2013, which immediately prohibited the importation, breeding or introduction to the wild of any Eurasian boars. Furthermore, the law prohibits possession, sale, transport or marketing of live Eurasian boars as of September 1, 2015. The new law was an essential step in the state’s efforts to prevent Eurasian boars from becoming established in the wild. However, there are already small numbers of Eurasian boars on the landscape in New York. Since 2000, wild boars have been reported in many counties across the state, and breeding in the wild has been confirmed in at least six counties (Tioga, Cortland, Onondaga, Clinton, Sullivan and Delaware) in recent years. DEC is working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program to remove any Eurasian boars that are reported in New York. To date, more than 150 animals have been captured and destroyed. However, eradication is expensive, time consuming and requires a great deal of manpower. “Hunters have offered to assist our efforts by hunting for boars wherever they occur, but experience has shown this to be counter-productive,” Martens said. “As long as swine may be pursued by hunters, there is a potential conflict with our eradication efforts. Eurasian boars often join together to form a ‘sounder,’ the name for a group of pigs that can number 20 or more individuals. Shooting individual boars as opportunities arise is ineffective as an eradication method often causes the remaining animals to disperse and be more difficult to remove.” Hunters pursuing wild boars in locations where baited traps have been established by DEC or USDA can also undermine these costly and labor-intensive capture efforts. Shooting may remove one or two animals, but the rest of the sounder scatters and rarely comes back together as a group, thereby hampering eradication efforts. In addition to prohibiting take of free-ranging swine by hunters, the new regulation prohibits anyone from disturbing traps set for wild boars or otherwise interfering with Eurasian boar eradication activities. Hunting wild boar is still allowed at enclosed hunting preserves until September 1, 2015. The regulation does provide necessary exceptions for state and federal wildlife agencies, law enforcement agencies, and others who are authorized by DEC to take Eurasian boar to alleviate nuisance, property damage, or threats to public health or welfare. Anyone who observes a Eurasian boar (dead or alive) in the wild in New York should report it as soon as possible to the nearest DEC regional wildlife office or to: fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us and include “Eurasian boar” in the subject line. Because it is sometimes difficult to distinguish a domestic pig, pot belly pig or Eurasian boar based solely on a description, reporting of all free-roaming swine is encouraged. Please report the number of animals seen, whether any of them were piglets, the date, and the exact location (county, town, distance and direction from an intersection, nearest landmark, etc.). Photographs of the animals are especially helpful, so please try to get a picture and include it with your report. Full text of the regulation can be viewed on DEC’s Weekly Environmental Notice Bulletin for April 23, 2014, available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/95072.html. This post has been promoted to an article