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PeltHunter

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  1. SectV- I think that’s the state of the sport right now in a lot of people’s eyes and that’s definitely not a good thing. I’ve passed a lot of deer over the last 4 years that for a lot of hunters would be their biggest buck ever. That being said everyone has a different story when it comes to their reasons or access to hunting (lack of accessible land, time, money etc.). If someone wants to shoot a spike or 6 pointer and it makes them happy then who am I or anyone else to bag on them for that. The biggest problem is that the guys who think they have a right to every buck they have named on camera and pass up any deer that’s not their “number one hit lister” make the most noise on social media and take the fun out of it for everyone else. The other big part of the problem imo is the guys that shoot small bucks on opening day and then go on social media complaining about there being no big bucks make it hard for the people, who pass up smaller bucks but don’t mind if someone shoots a first racker, to not say anything and that makes it look like there’s a lot higher numbers in the first group I listed. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. My 220 savage is the only thing I have a Nikon on (slughunter) everything else has a 50mm Vx2 or 3 on it. Going to Montana the airlines wing gun cases around like it’s a challenge. All the years I went I shot more than twice to double check it when we got there zero times, guys who went with Nikons and bushnells were always chasing theirs back in. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. CVA optima v2 150 grains of pyrodex, triple 7 primers and Barnes expanders (245 or 265 grain I think they are). Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I use my grandfathers old .270 110 savage whenever I can sneak it out of my dads safe, he shot his last and I shot my first deer with it the day before what would of been his 91st birthday, I never got to meet him. I also have a 1932 99 Savage .300 Savage/410 and think pretty frequently when hunting with either of them about the stories they could tell. In the event that I’m lucky enough to shoot another deer or have grandkids I’ve been thinking about keeping pictures with them in my safe of any deer I shoot with them and a quick story on the back after coming across a journal of my grandfather and great uncles old hunting camp. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Had a pretty cool experience in the woods today besides finally seeing a buck in gun season. Still hunting in to where I wanted to sit this afternoon I went past this thicket down a heavy used deer trail so it was real quiet with the soft ground. I’m about 5 yards from the edge of the thicket (small trees with branches about 3 feet off the ground) and I look in and see something and thought it looked like a deer body so I pull my scope up on it expecting a dead deer in there and it was a doe with her head pinned to the ground and her ears flattened out almost touching the ground staring at me. I looked a little more and saw 2 more does and was looking for a possible buck for about 2 minutes and all three stayed just like that and never took their eyes off me. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Saw a deer today on public land! Big body walking into thick stuff when I saw him never saw his head. 10 minutes later shot from the way he was heading, I talked to the guy (older guy) on our way in and told him if I heard him shoot I’d walk over and give him a hand getting whatever out, said the deer was a nice wide 8. We looked for a while but just found some brush he hit and a small clump of white hair. Might as well try the same spot again. Also I walked down to the area he came out of before I saw him and there was a fresh ground scrape he must’ve just tore in the middle of the trail. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I picked up some go fast parts for my car in Victor and decided I was giving up on deer season and heading home to the Saratoga area. Cruise set on I90 saw the exit 39 sign and remembered I had my 220 Savage with me and pulled off to try my aunts 100 acres outside Baldwinsville tomorrow. I think this sport is some sort of a disease. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Gonna try one last spot this afternoon and maybe in the morning, if you see a bunch of hunting stuff in the middle of 90 heading east you know I didn’t see anything. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Nice buck, congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. 3 different properties in 3 days and not a single deer seen in the woods for me. I hate gun season Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Congrats! You deserve it Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Squirrels are going nuts tonight, last time they did this I had a nice 8 walk right under my tree just before sunset and didn’t have time to get my bow down. Maybe he’ll do it again with a better end result. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I never knew snow geese made a different noise than Canada’s until it just sounded like a pack of wounded rabbits was flying over my head. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Just still hunted into my stand I thought would be good for today all sorts of tracks at the front of the property and almost none when I got back here. Guessing it snowed last night since it’s still on the trees so hopefully they’re just still on their bellies. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Nice one! Congrats Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Congrats Guppy can’t wait for pics. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Hunted this state land hard today, went with the smallest section since it’s our first time hunting it. My buddy saw 5 does (I was hoping we could get him one of those 2.5 year old typical public land NY 8’s he’s only shot one buck and one doe since I got him started hunting) and of course we have no permits for here, I had a shot at a really nice buck out about 200 yards in the timber while still hunting but I never saw his head until he picked it up to bust out because I believe he winded me (hardly any wind and didn’t realize I had got spun around with it at my back still hunting.) All in all it was an awesome day though I gotta get my buddies to come out with me more. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Haven’t been hunting the last week, kinda not feeling it with nobody to go with makes bow season no fun. Got my buddy to go with me today to check out about 4500 acres of state land a little south of home. He walked 50 feet into the woods and saw 2 doe and a small buck and I’m on the track of a probably 2.5 year old now. With a 1958 Savage that’s been shot 5 times ever and that was when I sighted it in last year. I see one 8 points and to the ears and the guns getting deflowered today. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. YES! There’s guys that hunt all around 3 of the pieces of land I hunt and guys that gun hunt on a piece I bow hunt. I still pass up deer every year and have trail cam pics of them after the season. Where they end up after that I don’t know though because I don’t get a shot at them once they’re smart. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. JakeyBaby, I thought I knew some dedicated deer hunters but I think you take the cake in that department. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Congrats everyone who got one this weekend! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. You know they’re big when the mass carries out through the points. Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Awesome looking buck man congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. I bought a 220 a couple years ago I need to break in as well. Bought it and a slugmaster for it and about 2 months later they switched everything to rifle. Still use it when I hunt in the western part of the state though. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. Good luck tomorrow everyone! When everyone around here goes south tomorrow I think I’m gonna head north in the afternoon and see if I can get on a big ones track Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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