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DEC Proposes Potential Future "Holiday" Deer Hunt

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2 hours ago, SpacemanSpiff said:

Not during late season muzzleloader 

I use muzzleloader pistols late season I carry 2 plus my muzzleloader rifle. , killed 2 buck one year that way quick shots and no need to reload


I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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As for late season deer season.

Shed bucks... it happens alot , last 2 years both deer I killed in muzzleloader were bucks that had shed,my brother killed one same day I did was also a shed buck , so 3 buck in 2 years killed as doe late muzzleloader..  personally I'd like to see a split season , gives deer a chance to calm down and return to normal patterns , everyone always complains about not seeing deer late season and then when it closes they are everywhere... so why not.close for a week let them.rest come.out of hiding and have great action again till they dissappear,  like 2 opening days!!  

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I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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Christmas Day until New Years Day is when schools are closed for vacation.  This would enable more hunting days for teenage hunters and college students.

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1 hour ago, G-Man said:

I use muzzleloader pistols late season I carry 2 plus my muzzleloader rifle. , killed 2 buck one year that way quick shots and no need to reload

Id love to use one of my .357 mags. No scopes open sights. 

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I like this idea.   Those days between Christmas and New Years are like a dead zone for me.  Deer is done, and too early to ice fish.   I’d rather be in the woods than put away decorations! 

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10 minutes ago, SpacemanSpiff said:

Id love to use one of my .357 mags. No scopes open sights. 

Mine are 50cal single shots, very accurate. Open sights.  Have taken 5  deer and wild boar with one and 3 deer with other. 


I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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Just now, SpacemanSpiff said:

Wow.50 cal pistols, ive seen smaller ones like .36 cal. That thing must bark. 

No. They aren't bad , 12 in barrel. On the Knight, 10 in on kentucky pistol. , 80 grains and 65 grains .  Sabot for knight and round ball for Kentucky.   Good to 80 and 50 yards respectively.. 


I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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21 minutes ago, G-Man said:

No. They aren't bad , 12 in barrel. On the Knight, 10 in on kentucky pistol. , 80 grains and 65 grains .  Sabot for knight and round ball for Kentucky.   Good to 80 and 50 yards respectively.. 

That sounds like a fun time. 

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Have you ever been in the woods during the late seasons? You almost never see deer.

Agree but I see lots
Of people. The pressure never ends until the final minute


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I would love it,more hunting time especially when i have time off? What's not to like? Here in 4F the woods are almost empty of hunters during muzzleloader season anyways. I am not worried about pressure at all or too many deer being taken. We have too many in the state,most woods around here have very little undergrowth because of browse pressure. Deer eat anything but the beech saplings.

I dont think it will make much difference in the total deer harvest but is a good idea to try. 

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Wait til the snowmobile crowd has a say ,this will be dead in the water . They have way more representation and money then the hunting community does .

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8 hours ago, Cory said:

Flint lock only or muzzleloader without scopes. Keep it traditional like pa and out west!

then i would have to take my scope off my muzzleloader.  And you know what that means....i would have a scope and no gun for it, which isnt right and would have to buy one....ugh. lol 

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17 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

     I think this will pass easily after the Public Input process. Done Deal.

Not gonna pass bill ,after the snowmobilers have their say . Then add the small business owners who will gladly take the side of the snowmobilers who benefit from the trails being open. 

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19 hours ago, Robhuntandfish said:

I am thinking they don't include rifle so it doesn't infringe on the snowmobile riders and push their season back as trails open right after regular season.

This proposal is still going to effect snowmobile riders.  95% of the trails in the southern tier are on private land, and if a form of deer season is open, they will not allow snowmobiling.

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Everyone write your state congressman and let’s push this through... stick it to those dam snowmobilers


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8 minutes ago, Jeremy K said:

Not gonna pass bill ,after the snowmobilers have their say . Then add the small business owners who will gladly take the side of the snowmobilers who benefit from the trails being open. 

That is possible. The Mountain Bike Groups also have a very Strong Voice and they stick together!  Down in Sterling + Stewart, I routinely see License Plates from Arizona, Ohio, Florida,etc,etc. They Traveled all that way to Mountain Bike in New York.

      

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2 minutes ago, Chef said:

Everyone write your state congressman and let’s push this through... stick it to those dam snowmobilers


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Snowmobilers spend a ton of money at gas stations and and bars and restaurants, the same can not be said for hunters ,money talks.

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Snowmobilers spend a ton of money at gas stations and and bars and restaurants, the same can not be said for hunters ,money talks.

Well maybe If the State went back to a weekday opener and people could go to camp and party the weekend before that would change


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Snowmobile industry value...$9B per year for Canada and US

Hunting industry value...$23.7B per year in the US only with $11.6B of it related to hunting trip expenses - IE gas stations, restaurants, hotels, etc.

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