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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by troy fairweather, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Highland Lofts

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    I can relate to the over crowded stateland hunts from decades ago. Over in Damascus on the E. Basket Road "Earl Basket Road' on the state land in the mid 70s if you didn't get there by 5am you couldn't find a place to park.
    Now you go there on the 1st dey you have the whole place to yourself. If he can join us out hunting we can set him up close to my brother that is anout the same shape and see if we can push some deer to them.

    I will call you tomorrow.

    When will you be up in Walton?
     
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  2. troy fairweather

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    Not positive yet, could be as early as the day after opening day. I'll call him tomorrow and see.

    I think the Stewart air port state land is still packed. I drove by it one time Sunday after opening and there were 100s of cars even down the road for a mile.
     
  3. Highland Lofts

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    That's the way it use to be forty years ago in the state lands over in delaware county. It seamed like there were more hunters in the woods then there was trees.
    That's all changed now. That area is had to get a doe tag, nice woods & terrain and lots of open hunting property. We have taken some nice deer over that way over the years. Plus the bear population has been growing over the years.

    I will be doing some reloading at my brothers or my sons place if you want some new loads to try.
    I have a lot of different calibers of dies.
     
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  4. troy fairweather

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    I m good on ammo thanks tho. Ya hunting the state land seems nice now. I really need to scout it out more for next year.
     
  5. Highland Lofts

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    I stopped up to one of the reloading guys and picked up some thirty caliber 150 grain round nosed projectiles some thirty caliber 150 grain spire points and some 7mm projectiles.
    I loaded a partial box of 30/30 today and will load more 243, 30/30 and 308 when I get back there thursday or friday.

    We will be checking the trail cams on Thursday and see what has been crossing where I will be sitting on opening day and throughout the season
     
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    The deer are moving my buddy just go a nice 8 point today. At least the full moon will be over by Saturday I hate when it's during rifle.
     
  7. Highland Lofts

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    Behind my oldest sons house he has some smaller bucks on trail cams chasing the does.
    With the colder night they will be runnng the does around more.
     
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    Bad time to be driving at night with them chasing.
     
  9. Highland Lofts

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    This is the time of the year where deer - cars accidents are at the highest.
     
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    I was shooting at my house in the southern tier last night, while getting set up I was watching a large 8 point in the field behind me, as soon as i started shooting my neighbor called and said turn around, 3 more deer came out to graze about 200 yards from me, they stayed in the field the whole time we shot, we were shooting 6.5 creedmore, .270 and a 30.06
     
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  11. Highland Lofts

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    I have see the same situation where deer will be close by when people are shooting ot doing other activity and go on with what ever they were doing. Either grazing, browzing or being bedded down.

    Out hunting I have had deer real close to where I have been set up ans dome one would shoot close by, the deer would just pick tjeir head up, look around and go right back to what they were doing.
     
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    I checked out the huckleberry ridge state land by me today. Looks good, some deer sight but I only walked in about 300 yards. Tho my leg is not doing good. I think I got bit by a spider and looks infected now, hurts like heck.
     
  13. Speedo66

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    Another place I used to hunt was Sterling Forest, near Tuxedo NY. When I hunted there it was 15K acres owned by a Swedish company, now it's 22K acres. You had to pay a small permit fee to hunt, but as close as it was to NYC, it wasn't crowded, and I took a few deer out of there. It extended into NJ, so you had to watch your boundaries.

    I guess it's now a NYS park, and it looks like they still allow hunting. Has anybody here hunted there?
     
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  14. troy fairweather

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    I here it's a mad house, small deer over that way to.
     
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  15. Highland Lofts

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    I never hunted the Carskiils. The farthest east we hunted was down around Deposit.
    Back in the day our area was swamped with NYC & New Jersey guys. No where near as many now as there use to be.
    I remember a long time ago there was a couple from the Binghanton area that were hunting around Hawkins Pond area and they found his wife. She had been raped killed and gutted out. They tried to pin in on the husband and it turned out to be some nut case from New Jersey.
    It doesn't matter where they are from, if they are a nut case, they are a nut case.
     
  16. troy fairweather

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    The state land by me is just off i84 I think it was The 80s, a guy walked up the hill killed a family and left with his car. I remember seeing it on those unsolved miseries shows. That's like 1/8 mile from the state land.
    I was happy to see no one there today and no fresh sign. Things were quite in the woods. but I guess we're getting snow, so that's normal.
     
  17. stillquietvoice

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    I went up to Nedrow NY yesterday. Saw 18 deer on the way up there. They are hanging out grasing without a care in the world.
     
  18. Highland Lofts

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    Isn't Nedrow up by Syracuse?
     
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    Yes it's exit 16 Syracuse is Iirc exit 18 and has several exits. It's about 55 miles from my house.
     
  20. Highland Lofts

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    On the way to Syracuse we use to see deer along Rt.81 from Castle Creek all the way up to Syracuse.
     
  21. stillquietvoice

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    There is o lot of open space and farm land on that stretch of highway.
     
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    I seen 2 small bucks chasing today, not far from were I'll hunt. The highways are like a murder scene this time of year.
     
  23. stillquietvoice

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    That's a good thing, hopefully we get the best part of the rut, instead of the bow hunters. Not that I have any thing against bow hunters, but it seems that they enjoy a longer season that gun hunters, get the benefit of daylight savings time and usually warmer weather.
     
  24. Highland Lofts

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    Hopeing ior good weather for the opening of rifle season.
    The first day I think I will sit allday. Should be able to pop a decent size doe. If that happpens I will dress it off and just wait for a buck to cross.

    If my brother gets a deer I will have to go help him get it dressed off and take it up to the house, hang it on the meat pole and skin it off then go back for the waiting game.

    When we go sigjt the guns in over to Greene we will be going up to Norwich to Mayhoods for a few things then over to Walmart. I need a cheap pair or small waterprof boots. I took a new pair of muck boots from Cabelas when I went back there in September. I want something shorter when the weather isn't to bad. We need another food dehydrator for making deer jerky. The one we bought last year got a work out.
    You can never make enough of it.
     
  25. stillquietvoice

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    I went to Mayhoods early Sunday morning I picked up federal premium 223, 60 gr partitions. Wanted more bullet for the hunt than the 55's I have on hand. I should have done some more research though, the win 64 gr deer season xp bullets retain more energy downrange than the 60 gr partitions.

    I saw a dead coyote lying by the roadside on my way there.
     
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