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Old 09-28-2009, 06:33 PM
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I'm heading out to the Saranac, NY area for archery season...I've been going for years and haven't seen a deer, while hunting, yet...They say the avg is 3 deer per square mile and since its pre-rut, I'm not sure how I'm ever gonna bring one into bow range but I will still try..If I ever harvest an adirondack buck or doe with a bow it would be a huge accomplishment...If nothing else it is gorgeous country and thats really what its all about...


Are there any Northern Zone NY State bow hunters out there besides me???I also hunt the Catskills as well for the prime rut in Stamford, NY...

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Old 09-28-2009, 07:06 PM
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Hey, I hunt at my camp which is right outside of Elizabeth town on 52 acres. I have seen numerous tracks and such, but have never actually seen a deer, but like you said it is all the beautiful scenery and such that keeps me going back. Plus, it is a family camp that we own so I have every right to go

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Old 09-29-2009, 05:29 AM
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I hunt St. Regis Canoe Primitive lands in Franklin County, about 10 miles wnw from Saranac Lake. Though it's about an hour or so drive from the town of Saranac, much the same hunting. I am heading up this evening to build camp and hunt a few days with bow, then come back for week of BP.

One thing I've learned through the years hunting up there, you need to change your style of hunting if your methods have involved sitting, tree stands, etc, in order to consistently see deer, particularly buck. I generally see deer everday; often including a buck. In most cases, you need to go find them, then hunt them. This time of year, though, the woods are as thick as the jungles around Danang.

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Old 09-29-2009, 08:28 AM
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I'm just inside the SE corner of the Adirondack park.Actually it's pretty tuff anywhere up here even with a rifle.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:45 AM
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I used to spend a lot of time in Keene Valley and Saint Huberts, but never saw many deer.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:22 PM
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I'll be at camp in Moriah this weekend doing some scouting/ bear hunting. The deer can definitely be elusive up there.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by crokit View Post
I hunt St. Regis Canoe Primitive lands in Franklin County, about 10 miles wnw from Saranac Lake. Though it's about an hour or so drive from the town of Saranac, much the same hunting. I am heading up this evening to build camp and hunt a few days with bow, then come back for week of BP.

One thing I've learned through the years hunting up there, you need to change your style of hunting if your methods have involved sitting, tree stands, etc, in order to consistently see deer, particularly buck. I generally see deer everday; often including a buck. In most cases, you need to go find them, then hunt them. This time of year, though, the woods are as thick as the jungles around Danang.

Good luck!
I almost always hunt from my self climber but as you said the woods are gonna be think...Are you telling me I need to still hunt, even with a bow???

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Old 09-29-2009, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by vaclav View Post
Hey, I hunt at my camp which is right outside of Elizabeth town on 52 acres. I have seen numerous tracks and such, but have never actually seen a deer, but like you said it is all the beautiful scenery and such that keeps me going back. Plus, it is a family camp that we own so I have every right to go

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I know how that feels..I have found spots with tracks everywhere but they don't show up when Im around..
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Duramax05 View Post
I'll be at camp in Moriah this weekend doing some scouting/ bear hunting. The deer can definitely be elusive up there.
I know exactly where that is...I am going right there, to my hunting camp...
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:03 PM
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I'm not saying you HAVE to hunt that way, but unless you have a spot that has open opportunities, such as fields, clearcuts, power lines, you could sit a week and not see a deer, let alone a buck.

Still hunting with a bow is not as unproductive as you may think.
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