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  1. It is definitely easier and better if the neighbors abide by the same QDM standard , but I think it’s a myth that you need a ton of land for QDM to work properly. Certainly the larger the parcel, the easier it is to attain, but you can still do everything you can to make your land the best in the neighborhood. It starts with a plan, sound and smart low impact hunting strategies, creating sanctuary, cover and food.....and that’s just the beginning Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I tagged out this year and had a trespassing issue on the gun opener so I decided to take a walk around my property this morning looking for human tracks. I saw a ton of deer yarded up on the fringes of my thick pine sanctuary....I think they are heading into thick cover with the snowfall and lack of hunting pressure Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Way to stick with it and recover the animal!!! Nice job
  4. WTG Matt!!! Beautiful deer..... I'm so glad you are on the mend!!!! Chris
  5. Absolutely hilarious! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I’m so happy for you! Way to go my man!!!! Any pics? Feel free to PM me. Hope all is well Chris Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Wolcott? Congrats on the buck!!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. The correct was is to align the shock collar so the slots do not align with the blades Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Huh? You originally said there was only one way to install the collar , either up or down. Pelt hunter explains it perfectly. I think this thread needs a rest. Good luck hunting Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. 100% correct - excellent explanation and post
  11. you are wrong - see pelt hunter above. There's a proper way to install the collar FYI - I shoot Muzzy fixed 100grains and have no affiliation with Rage whatsoever, but it's important to install the collar correctly otherwise the blades won't deploy properly
  12. How did you install the collar!!! The collar can also prevent the blades from moving Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I think there’s a certain way you have to set the collar Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Curious - how did you have the shock collar aligned?
  15. On my buck I killed on Monday I hit it about 4" back and was nervous of a gut shot so I called deer search right away. They gave me lots of pointers including: 1.) try and avoid stepping all over the deer trail and the blood trail as it interferes with the dogs tracking. 2.) wait 8 hours minimum if you think you gut shot it and back out, back out, back out. Otherwise you are going to push him 2 counties over 3.) mark the trail with survey tape, toilet paper to get an idea of how he's running 4.) Call them early, leave a message and give them as much info on the shot as they might not be able to get back to you right away Even though I recovered my deer an hour later and only 40 yards from where I hit him (liver shot, slight diaphragm cut and severing the hepatic artery), they were incredibly helpful and willing to give me all the advice I needed.
  16. Deer search numbers: 585-935-5220 585-367-2290 716-648-4355
  17. Good luck - sounds like a great hit and very favorable recovery!! Send some pics!!
  18. Great deer!!! Congrats!!! That's a pig!!!!
  19. Great pic!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  20. Keith - it's impossible to leave the anus inside the deer if you cut it out beneath the tail and then pull it inward along with the rectum into the body cavity when it's attached to the large intestine. The bladder is easier to forget as it's attached inside there (it's a yellow/white little bag looking thing often filled with urine) but it's easy to gently free up and remove, although I have certainly spilled a bit of urine from time to time. Did you cut out the anus from the outside, free up all the connective tissue in the anal cavity and pull it back through along with the gut sack? I do not cut through the pelvis, instead I reach my hand in there and free everything up, gently cut it away and pull it though Chris
  21. Muzzy fixed blade 3 blade - 100 grain Thanks a million!!!
  22. I've mentioned quite a few times on this forum about "low impact hunting" on my property and really trying to hunt smarter and stay out of my core areas until the weather was right or the rut had started. In fact I hadn't even set foot on 2/3 of my property until yesterday and today when I hunted my honey hole stand in between a core bedding area and my sanctuary. Bucks have typically cruised this corridor in late October/November and the past two days were no different. Yesterday (11/4) was the top bow hunt I've ever had after seeing 10 different bucks, 35-40 doe, chasing and grunting galore, a button buck trying to mount a small doe and essentially being surrounded by deer from sun up til dusk. It was truly an epic day. I went back to my same stand today given the favorable south wind and action I had yesterday and although I had a bit of a late start getting on stand past first light it was still a great day. About 45 minutes in, this nice solid 8 passed me broadside at 20 yards. I hit him a little farther back than I wanted but he just stood there and gently walked away limping a bit as if nothing has happened. Thinking the worst - i.e a gut shot - I backed out. Then it started pouring so I went back to mark the blood trail just a bit and I was astounded at the amount of blood on the forest floor. I trailed it for about 20 yards until I saw him piled up only 40-50 yards from where I shot him. I sliced his liver, somehow missed all bowel and stomach, and destroyed a large vessel which resulted in tremendous arterial bleeding. The blood trail looked as if someone had painted an 18" red line using a paint roller. The body was huge and nicely rutted up in the neck area. Extremely healthy deer absolutely loaded with fat....my guess is a 3.5 yr old, but maybe only 2.5..... Congrats to all who have harvested thus far and thanks to everyone who have posted. Be safe in the field Chris
  23. Great job on the 9h buck!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. I’m glad I’m not the only one....lol!!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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