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Kevin J Legg

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  1. Since I had filled both muzzleloader tags with a buck and a doe in the early season I thought I was through for the year. I discovered today I can use my unused regular season tag for a buck or doe and 2 DMP tags and 2 of my wife’s in the late muzzleloader season in 6g (confirmed with DEC) which gives me another week to hunt and more tags than I’d ever use. Not sure I would shoot anything as I passed up many during the regular season but at least I can get out if I want.

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  2. Pro hunter .50 cal muzzleloader 

    TC Greyhawk .50 cal muzzleloader (round ball and XTP)

    New England Firearms .50 cal muzzleloader (2 different ones)

    New England Firearms .243

    Pro Hunter30-06

    TC Contender Pistol .357 maximum

    Remington 1000 12 gauge 

    Winchester model 12 20 gauge

    Winchester 94 30-30

    Alpine bow

    Mathews Outback bow

    Remington 721 .270

    Mosburg bolt action 20 gauge

    Savage 110 30-06 (caribou)

    Remington 721 .270 (caribou)

    Ruger Mark 2  .22 cal (trooper had me finish off road kill)

    wife killed one with Camary

    daughter killed one with Suburban

  3. My wife has kill several does but this is just her second buck. The night before I was with her in a ground blind and a doe with twin fawns came out. It would have been an easy shot but she said she would rather just watch them even though we had 4 doe tags. 
    The next evening she returned to the same blind and I sat a scrape about 300 yards away. Just before sunset I heard her shoot and got a phone message saying “I need your help”. I immediately called her and was relieved to find out she had dropped a buck at 80 yards. She said 5 deer came out and at least 2 were bucks but the one she shot had stopped and given her a good broadside shot. She said the other deer were still standing there and one was a 4 point. When I got to the blind the deer were still standing there but then ran off.

    It’s always special when I can put her on a deer or turkey. She was still a little shaky when I got there to take care of her buck. She somewhat understands my hunting passion but still only likes hunting on pleasant days!

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  4. Use to use 250 shockwaves with 3 triple 7 pellets Shot great but not great expansion.

    I switched to 245 grain Barnes spitfire with 100 grains of Black Horn. Shot equally well

    but cleaner and much better expansion.

    Rusty hooked me up with the Barnes bullets and they seem to work great on the 2 deer I’ve taken. Great penetration plus good expansion.

  5. Was fortunate to take him this evening 1/2 mile from home with muzzleloader.

    Thanks for the bullets Rusty they work just fine!!!!

    I’ve been concerned with EHD outbreak in my region but I’ve seen quite a few deer so far. Think it’s hit worse just north of here.

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  6. Just took my normal short ride and saw the same 4 doe and 5 fawns back on the place I hunt. Also saw 2 deer in field where I had been seeing them in. Perhaps it didn't hit as bad as I thought😀
    I’ve seen 22 deer since last evening after seeing none for several days. Granted some were the same deer but I’m much more optimistic than yesterday!

      Just heard a friend found 4 more dead ones walking his property with a dog.

  7. Took an early morning drive today and covered about 40 miles. Passed many fields where I always see deer. I saw only 3 fawns under one apple tree near the road with no doe. Never saw another deer. Things definitely look bleak! I hear things may not be bad in the Canton area but don’t know for sure, think they had a frost.

  8.   Many of my friends are reporting very few, if any, trail cam photos or sightings of deer in past week. I took a drive this evening around a block where I generally can see 12-20 deer. Tonight I saw only 4. 
      There have also been at least 20 dead deer found in the Hammond/ Redwood area. I have also observed, what seems to be, a large number of turkey vultures around this area.
      This has me very concerned with affect of EHD on our local deer population and the upcoming season. I also don’t remember not having a frost this late in the fall.
     

  9. I just use one of my kids old small backpack. It holds a lot and is pretty comfortable. (Saw, scent, binoculars, knife, buttout, paper towels, zip lock bags, compass, cleaning gloves, gloves, hat, face mask, ammo, grunt tube, bleat can, and rattle horns, food, drink, and safety harness if needed) I can even throw in extra jacket. That said I seldom need to walk long distances.

  10. Drum are delicious. They eat a diet similar to smallies. The key is getting on ice as soon as they are caught. The meat starts to decompose quickly otherwise and will taste fishy. If handled correctly its firm and delicious!! Under 8 pounds are best.


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    Good to know. I know saltwater drum are very good but after researching I was of the opinion that they were questionable especially the larger ones. If I get a smaller one I’ll give them a try.


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  11. Did you fillet the drum? If so, I would be curious to hear how it tasted.


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    I have been going to try eating one but I’ve read conflicting reports mostly bad. Those that did to eat them were using small fish.I took the otoliths and buried it in my garden.


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  12. I was able to get my grandsons out this morning and we had a great time. First pass with riggers had a big fish hit and while getting the 8 year old situated to fight it the other rigger went. The 5 year old landed a 19” walleye while the 8 year old reeled in the 12lb 3 oz drum. We were also able to land 5 bass two which were over 3 lbs. not a bad morning with my wife being a great help piloting the boat. I even took otoliths of drum for a treasure. IMG_2982.JPGIMG_2984.JPGIMG_2987.JPG65220312488__FA118700-FC05-4613-9DA9-C38BA7D3065A.JPG

     

     

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