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  • Birthday 11/19/1990

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    Catch and release fly fishing and fly tying. Bow-hunting and waterfowl hunting.

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  1. Southern Steuben county. Finally had a fresh snow so I took the day off and headed to my lease. Started by tracking a spike buck burn bumped him, wouldn’t have shot him anyway. Later in the morning I filled a set of tracks that I knew was does/dawns. Caught up to them after a half mile or so just as I was about to take my gaiters off because hey were too noises and I saw one bedded down. Watched her for a while and then the three of them got up and walked right to me. Had her dead to rights at 25 yards but didn’t shoot, have one in the freezer already and wasn’t really thrilled about the 900 yard drag back to the truck. I won without pulling the trigger. Hunted my neighbors property for the evening and saw some really cool “2nd rut” activity. I was about 5 seconds from shooting a doe when a unicorn, a spike and a 4 pt showed up and chased her off. Those bucks chased small does and fawns around until after shooting time. I’ll be back in that blind tomorrow for sure just hopefully the does (or a nice buck) show up a bit sooner. I am so grateful for my neighbor allowing me to hunt his land!
  2. Now that's some good surf and turf!!
  3. Hopefully it took out a bunch of the gypsy moth eggs. I hunt turkeys not far from there and the caterpillars were terrible this spring!
  4. My, now fiancé, and I wrapped up our annual Fall trip to Allegany State Park. One morning of the trip is always dedicated to a pheasant hunt. She likes to follow me around and take pictures while the dog works and I try not to disappoint him, so as someone who usually hunts alone, it's great to have some cool photos. The first bird was picture perfect, the dog got birdy and hit the brakes on a nice point! Just as I caught up to him the bird flushed, and I made a great shot. The second bird actually crossed the road behind us as I was standing by the car removing ticks. We made a plan and connected on the bird! It was a great weekend, the best time of the year is finally here!
  5. I'm staring down that rabbit hole this year. Built my own arrows, tipped with 150gr Magnus Stinger Buzzcut. Total arrow weight is around 450gr. I haven't had a chance to shoot a deer with the setup yet but will update if I get that chance! I will say it definitely shoots much slower. My bow (Mathew's Drenalin ~60lb) was never fast to begin with but there is significant arrow drop past 25-30yds.
  6. http://fingerlakesanglingzone.com/ John Gaulke does all the major finger lakes. He does not do any trolling if that's what you're looking to learn, but is very good at jigging lakers and multi-species fishing.
  7. Except for the salmon everything was jigged off bottom
  8. Long and skinny. 23-24” if I remember right but super skinny. Nothing in the stomach, she had eggs that wee braking down inside her too and the flesh was pure white
  9. I don’t like to keep the bigger fish but this one (also wild) took a spoon deep into the gills so He had to go in the cooler. I was amazed to find 16 sawbellies in his belly!
  10. Thanks for steering me in the right direction. Was a nice morning out there. Got off the water by 10 to avoid the heat, caught 3 lakers and a salmon.
  11. Just wondering where the best area/launch on cayuga is with kayak access to lakers. I want to get out this weekend and was thinking of hitting Canadice since it is more friendly to kayaks, but I feel as though I have better odds of solid action on cayuga. I have a very stable 12’ sit on top kayak and electronics and am familiar with how to find/jig fish I just would like to not have to paddle incredibly far from a launch. Right now the wind forecast looks promising for a smooth lake. I’ll ditch the plan of it looks like it’s going to kick up. Honestly a good morning to me will be one for the cooler and a couple more to toss back and I’ll call it a day. If anybody has any info they’re willing to give up I appreciate it very much. Thanks!
  12. I recently read that the ban on lead ammo on public land or NYC watersheds has passed the assembly and now would go to the the Governor and senate. I’m new to politics and voting, just wondering what the best way to voice an opinion against this would be. Who do I write? Is this addressed at the polls? I doubt Hochul would give 2 💩 about hunters, but this, if passed would be devastating. Ammo is already hard to find and $$$ along with everything else. But the non-lead stuff is absolutely insane! I probably hunt 50/50 private/public more so public during turkey season.
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