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Been hunting the deep backcountry of the Adirondacks over 50 years. Hunted the Siamese Ponds Wilderness region for about 35 years until access just got to be too much because of frozen lake, etc... We now hunt the West Canada Lakes Wilderness region, primarily the Jessup River Wild Forest... We use a canvass 12x14 elk tent with 5' walls and a 9' center height. The wood stove keeps the tent like toast... Our base camp is 13 miles in the backcountry... We access it via a single lane logging road (4x4 a must have) that brings you through some of the most pristine wilderness you'll ever see... It's God's country...

We're looking to add 1, possibly 2 more hunters to our camp... This is no club, no log cabin... It's hunting in pristine wilderness and it doesn't get any better than that... We go up early muzzle loader season to set up camp and gather enough firewood for the whole season... We usually break camp on Thanksgiving in order to avoid the heavy snows that come late, which, could cause some problems getting out of there... Good navigational skills are a must have out there... 

If your retired and still love to hunt, don't hesitate to make an inquiry... There's lots of older guys out there that no longer have hunting companions, or the ability to set up a backcountry camp, but would really like to get back into it...

This is my 1st post on this site as I just found it... Not sure what to do from here but I'll give it my best shot.. You can text me at 518-577-0953 and I'll give you an Email address. However, since I had to put my Email address in my sign up, you may be able to contact me that way... I'm not sure...

At any rate, if your looking to hook up, give me a shout. 

Vinny...aka "Thebluesman5748"

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Hi Vinny:  I am a pretty serious backcountry hunter.  I am in Pennsylvania, though, so I might not be available enough to be the guy you are looking for.  By way of bio, I'm 45 and in decent shape.  (I'm about 210 right now so probably not as bad as my screen name but just started a diet and fitness program to get down to my summer weight of 190ish.  I'm pointing this out because I don't want my screen name to give you the impression that I can't handle the woods).  Our family has a cabin in PA where I do most of my hunting.  I also take at least 1 (usually 2) trips out of state each fall to hunt.  I have a cabin in Vermont where I hunt most years (low deer numbers kind of like the ADKs). 

I also hunt in the Adirondacks most years.  Sometimes I am limited in time due to work but and have to choose NY or VT for that fall.  My experience in the ADKs is in the Eastern part.  I have spend a good amount of time hunting the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness.  I have hunted from a base camp but also done a couple years bivy hunting.  When I bivy hunt, I carry a backpack with all of my food and gear and sleep where I finish the days hunt so that I wake up right where I want to be.  It's a fun experience but I have not killed a deer in the ADKs, although I blew a chance at a nice buck a couple years ago when I wasn't ready to shoot and it walked up 30 feet behind me and busted me.  

Anyway, I have a 4x4 truck.  I also have a canvas tent with a wood stove.  I have pretty good woods skills - fire building, camping, navigation, breaking down game, etc.  I also have a GPS for navigation if needed. I don't like too fancy of a camp with organized meals though.  I hate doing dishes and would rather eat dehydrated food or from a can rather than spend hunting time doing chores.   Style wise, I mostly still hunt.  I like to track if I am lucky enough to have snow though. If you think I might be a good fit, let me know.  Unfortunately, I would probably be limited to about a week of hunting time each year.  

Here are a couple pics of me different set ups.  Mobile or base camp.  I enjoy both.

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On 1/3/2021 at 7:13 AM, Thebluesman5748 said:

Been hunting the deep backcountry of the Adirondacks over 50 years. Hunted the Siamese Ponds Wilderness region for about 35 years until access just got to be too much because of frozen lake, etc... We now hunt the West Canada Lakes Wilderness region, primarily the Jessup River Wild Forest... We use a canvass 12x14 elk tent with 5' walls and a 9' center height. The wood stove keeps the tent like toast... Our base camp is 13 miles in the backcountry... We access it via a single lane logging road (4x4 a must have) that brings you through some of the most pristine wilderness you'll ever see... It's God's country...

We're looking to add 1, possibly 2 more hunters to our camp... This is no club, no log cabin... It's hunting in pristine wilderness and it doesn't get any better than that... We go up early muzzle loader season to set up camp and gather enough firewood for the whole season... We usually break camp on Thanksgiving in order to avoid the heavy snows that come late, which, could cause some problems getting out of there... Good navigational skills are a must have out there... 

If your retired and still love to hunt, don't hesitate to make an inquiry... There's lots of older guys out there that no longer have hunting companions, or the ability to set up a backcountry camp, but would really like to get back into it...

This is my 1st post on this site as I just found it... Not sure what to do from here but I'll give it my best shot.. You can text me at 518-577-0953 and I'll give you an Email address. However, since I had to put my Email address in my sign up, you may be able to contact me that way... I'm not sure...

At any rate, if your looking to hook up, give me a shout. 

Vinny...aka "Thebluesman5748"

Sounds intriguing, I will be texting you for details ! 
 

David #(845)798-3990

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On 4/16/2021 at 6:55 AM, Thebluesman5748 said:

Here's hoping these photo's went through... And yes, we are still looking for a serious backcountry hunter to join up with us. 

Your pics are not showing on my phone.  

Here are pics of a spike camp and my primary lodging, up where I hunt, on the NW corner of the park:

 

 

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