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  1. VTwoodchuck

    two seventy four

    Great Buck, well done. I also can’t wait for the story. Congrats
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    2020 Archery Meat Pole

    Vermont 7 point. 144 lbs.
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    Coyotes, deer and the interstate..

    I was driving down I-89 at first light Thursday . I saw a young deer standing in the alder whips near the northbound lane. Then I noticed two other deer further up the bank. As I get closer I saw that the young deer was in a submissive posture with an arched back and head hung low. Almost...
  4. VTwoodchuck

    North East Spring Bear hunt recommendations.

    I have been looking to do a family hunting trip with my grown up children. Having one that is a teacher makes a fall hunt almost impossible. My daughters schools classes in VA end in May. I am thinking about a Spring bear hunt the first week in June. I have been looking at New Brunswick but...
  5. VTwoodchuck

    Video of small buck sparring

    This is from October in our woodlot. First time Ive caught this on video. Later I got a video of the little one making a scrape.
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    Xmas bow selection help

    I?ve decided to buy my daughter a bow for Christmas. She is a 25 year old teacher in VA and I live in VT. Last year I gave her a deer rifle and I brought her down my old Knight ML in October. She got permission to hunt does on some private land and shot two. She also bow fishes so shooting...
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    Vt opener video. Small 4pt making a scrape

    I had family obligations that kept me hunting close to home this weekend. When walking through the landing that I cleared, I saw a tree moving oddly. Turns out it was a small 4 pt making a scrape. Then he walks by me to get an apple and make another scrape. Kinda long, about 5minutes and...
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    First year Chestnut tree report

    I started them in the tan grow tubes and now have added the fence to protect them from feeding deer. They are about 25 feet apart with a nice southern exposure. Now on August first I have two outstanding trees, two good solid trees and two that may not make it. I suspect that I will add six...
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    First year Chestnut tree report

    The trees were year old sprigs. They arrived in good shape but I felt that when the tied the trees together that the tie wrap was too tight and two saplings had dead buds above the tie-wrap. For the most part they had good buds.
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    First year Chestnut tree report

    Last year I decided to plant some Dustan Chestnut trees in the landing that I cleared last year. I had removed all the stumps and planted some rye to keep the ferns out. My Chestnut Hill trees arrived in early April but, I kept them dormant until May. I planted them like any tree with a mix...
  11. VTwoodchuck

    Bow-fishing in VA

    Ray pic They fished in a Ray tournament in the Chesapeake last week. The weather was tough but they did OK. (40+ rays this year 100+ last year) This one was an average size.
  12. VTwoodchuck

    The nicest hunting rifle in the safe

    Not a great pic but here you go. I thought it would be an OK rifle for my daughter, who shoots left. I just bought her a new Savage left in 7mm-08 and will keep the BLR for myself. Nice crisp trigger and a 2x7 Leopold scope. One down side is my big mitts with winter gloves are tough for the...
  13. VTwoodchuck

    The nicest hunting rifle in the safe

    I’m real committed to my BAR in .280. Its nearing 20 years old and my only complaint is that its getting heavy, Im breaking in a 7mm-08 BLR for the future. Im faithful to these girls but if I was to step out on them, Turning Leafs rifle is sexy!
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    NY jailbirds on trail cam.

    It was reported on the news that these guys were caught on a trail cam.
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    Bow-fishing in VA

    The Mirror looked pretty cool. We fished until 2 AM boating 10 carp between 6-12 pounds. I can’t wait to do this again. Probably you guys have done this before but it was the first time for me. Fast paced and bow shooting typically don’t go together. They are heading to SC in a few weeks...
  16. VTwoodchuck

    Bow-fishing in VA

    Next she hits a Mirror Carp. It a mutant carp that looks like the scales are backwards.
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    Bow-fishing in VA

    We arrive to the launch and find it full of bass boat trailers. It turns out there is a tourney going on. The few boats that are there come over to talk. They know that we are there to shoot Carp that are feeding on bass eggs. We find a quiet cove and switch on the lights. Before I know...
  18. VTwoodchuck

    Bow-fishing in VA

    We went to Roanoke last week to visit my daughter for her Birthday. After two days of watching her and my wife shop, my reward came on Saturday. She said we better eat if you want to go bow fishing!....I knew that she and her friends had been bow-fishing so I thought this would be fun. We...
  19. VTwoodchuck

    Handgun to carry woodcutting?

    Im surprised that Im asking this question but some recent posts made me think, so heres a little background. I spend quite a bit of weekend time on my family woodlot. Cutting firewood, playing with food plots and sugaring. with this Decembers heavy snow I decided to plow the major wood roads...
  20. VTwoodchuck

    Introduction to crossbows class

    Recently Vermont has started a conversation about using crossbows during archery season. I really don’t know squat about crossbows. I have never even shot one. As a hunter education instructor, I need to get up to speed. I found that the state has teamed up with a few local bow shops. These...

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