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    early fall food plots?

    Thanks all, doesn't look like we'll get in there until mid-September, so maybe this year will be a "control" year with apples only. But maybe I'll get some wheat in!
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    early fall food plots?

    In the midst of the Pandemic, my wife and I decided to move back to the Champlain Valley where she grew up. We bought a house on 25 acres about half of which is low (wet) woods, about a dozen apple trees, and unmowed fields. It abuts a lot of farms and there is connected woods across...
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    What went wrong (scent, call, stop rattling)?

    I went out for my last sit in my sub-urban, permit, bow-hunting only local woods. I was sitting in the tree 20 mins before shooting light, nice and calm before the weather. Rattled in a 4pt (rattling in small bucks works pretty well for me all season) around 7a, and I immediately started...
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    my buck

    Here is a big bodied 6 pter I got Thursday morning. I had to shoot him twice, which is a long story, maybe I'll post it. Had backstraps Sunday night with my friend who was visiting from Montana, who had "never had whitetail before".
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    Big Cats for deer population control?

    "No way we'll let bow hunters in parks and conservation land, but let's go ahead and release some Mountain Lions to hunt and kill the deer. No way will they realize that pets, livestock, and children are easier to catch"...
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    Elk Hunt

    I met my wife on a dude ranch (between Big Sky, MT and West Yellowstone, MT, I was the fly-fishing guide, did a lot of backcountry trips into Yellowstone) in 1996. For our 20 year anniversary of meeting, we are taking our whole family there as guests (we've done this before). As a special...
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    Camera Refurb?

    I have a couple of Wildgame Innovations cameras that are not working. Anyone want them to see if they can refurb them? They are really cheap ($60 - $80), so probably not worth it. Shame to throw them away though.
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    ...on to 2016

    Fishing for sea run browns on the Rio Sorrano in Southern Chile.
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    ...on to 2016

    2015 was a great year to be outside, and blessed to have some meat in the freezer. In addition to my normal New England hunting and fishing adventures, and family vacations to Maine and Montana, I have two trips of a lifetime planned in one year: Feb. - Southern Chilean Patagonia fishing for...
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    Boys are still at it

    I was surprised to see this. Firmly nocturnal, but I'm going to rattle like heck in the morning and see if I can call a buck in.
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    2015 Mass Meat Pole

    95# doe dressed this morning.
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    Zone 10 Dead or just me and my buddies....

    I took a doe in Zone 10 this morning. Had the spike on Monday.
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    How to catch them during shooting hours?

    The answer may just be to wait a couple weeks... But I put some of Wild Bill's scrape juice and the licking branch gel in this guys scrape, and he's coming back to it. 45 minutes after shooting. Should I: 1) put a climber nearby and see if he comes during shooting light 2) figure out where...
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    Any tips on a totally unprepared hunt in Plymouth/Bridgewater area?

    Was anyone out in the snow squalls? Had them off and on all day at 2000'. Spent my day pressing cider with the fam at a place I'll work on getting permission to hunt. This is me hauling apple mash to the field with my dog (I'm 6'3", 250, hence the screen name). I put a camera on the pile of...




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