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03-28-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Daveboone

Sorry no advice, but I would love to go on a...

Sorry no advice, but I would love to go on a similar trip...I will be watching!
03-22-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Daveboone

Good for you wanting to get involved in hunting!...

Good for you wanting to get involved in hunting! It is a lifetime sport, and the related skills can keep you outdoors all year round.
Can we ask what perked your interest? A friend, family member...
Forum: Guns
03-10-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Daveboone

I have owned four over the years (my first one...

I have owned four over the years (my first one garbage picked on my paper route) and still own two. Although it isn't one of my first go to rifles, I never feel oh so right as when I am carrying...
03-09-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By Daveboone

I tend to agree with most every thing said, with...

I tend to agree with most every thing said, with only the local adjustment for the typical range a deer is shot at...In northern NY we are mainly wood shunting, and although you may be able to see a...
03-08-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Daveboone

Whitetail deer hunting, we used to walk in about...

Whitetail deer hunting, we used to walk in about a mile. In more recent years with better grounds and access, maybe 1/2 mile to 1/3 mile furthest. I am certainly more concerned with getting it out of...
02-22-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,177
Posted By Daveboone

Patience. Patience to allow yourself to put the...

Patience.
Patience to allow yourself to put the time in at the range to become properly familiar with gun handling and marksmanship.
Patience to understand that the more time you spend in the...
02-16-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Daveboone

I have twice been to Newfoundland for moose, and...

I have twice been to Newfoundland for moose, and would go again in a heartbeat. The percentage is very high throughout, but it is hunting. in 2018 very hot weather our week limited activity, so...
02-13-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Daveboone

I agree with getting game cameras up in various...

I agree with getting game cameras up in various locations and leaving them up...year round. Don't rush them as far as checking them. let them sit a month or two and get feet on the ground. I only...
02-01-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By Daveboone

Moose are not hard to kill. Shoot what you shoot...

Moose are not hard to kill. Shoot what you shoot best, but longish shots are likely, but my last one was about 65 yards. Sight your gun in with whatever is on sale, then try a box or two of different...
01-19-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Daveboone

My first moose hunt we were severely affected by...

My first moose hunt we were severely affected by a coastal storm. Arrived on Friday with the storm at our back, Saturday socked in, sunday no hunting by law, Monday was clear but we knew the backside...
01-15-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By Daveboone

We have gone with Patey and Sons on the northern...

We have gone with Patey and Sons on the northern peninsula twice, once in 2015 and once in 2018. Very professional,well organized, we liked our guides. It is a fly in one on one guided hunt all...
Forum: Guns
01-14-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,419
Posted By Daveboone

It has a safety, but the Sig 938 is an...

It has a safety, but the Sig 938 is an outstanding easy to carry gun. the safety lands right under your thumb and is automatic to flick off. 9mm, very controllable...but stick with high performance...
01-03-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Daveboone

I have never used a grunt call on does, only...

I have never used a grunt call on does, only bucks. On does I use a fawn bleat. The only thing I expect/ hope for is to stop them, but a bleat will often bring a doe closer.
Forum: Guns
12-29-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Daveboone

The past few years I have been thinning out the...

The past few years I have been thinning out the gun stable, selling guns that either are duplicate, underachieving or just are never used. The money is put back into hunting...paying for a moose...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,286
Posted By Daveboone

Over the past several years I thinned out my gun...

Over the past several years I thinned out my gun case to pay for a moose hunt...mainly duplicates and guns that weren't ever shot. Guns that are true safe queens that are not shot: my families 1863...
Forum: Guns
12-17-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,442
Posted By Daveboone

I don't see what make/ model the rifle is...? ...

I don't see what make/ model the rifle is...?
Needless to say, it would be...vintage. Probably the first wise step would be to let a qualified gunsmith check it out. Keep in mind, those old...
12-15-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By Daveboone

That is a beautiful buck. I waited until I...

That is a beautiful buck. I waited until I figured I had a deer that I would never surpass, but also it was a truly memorable day afield with friends. Money and space has a lot of sway here, just be...
12-15-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Daveboone

The surrounding tissues certainly don't look...

The surrounding tissues certainly don't look inflamed , like a source of infection, otherwise it looks like...pus. It may have had an injury that is resolved, and it is residual drainage, but usually...
09-22-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By Daveboone

Good for you for wanting to get into processing...

Good for you for wanting to get into processing yourself. That said, the quality of your meat will be directly proportionate to the care it gets in the field and in processing: Cool quickly, keep it...
Forum: Guns
09-06-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,885
Posted By Daveboone

Hmmm, For an effective quick fill to satisfy my...

Hmmm, For an effective quick fill to satisfy my very most basic firearm needs? Tough to do, because I am so damn fussy, few new bought guns would do it...so if I wasn't looking to replace the exact...
05-01-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Daveboone

For many years, I used a classic Buck 110 folder....

For many years, I used a classic Buck 110 folder. Strong, reasonably priced and holds a great edge. it just always felt clumsy in the hand though, and bulky. Still a great knife. It was replaced by...
04-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Daveboone

The US Army experimented with camels in the old...

The US Army experimented with camels in the old west days...didn't work. I think primarily because they just aren't easy animals to get along with. I know that llamas are used by backpackers/ campers...
04-15-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By Daveboone

Way back in the 1800s when recreational deer...

Way back in the 1800s when recreational deer hunting was really first taking off, I am thinking the more eastern states: Adirondacks, Maine, PA etc. where at least I am most familiar with, center...
03-30-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,500
Posted By Daveboone

Fast effective repeat shots with a 200 grain...

Fast effective repeat shots with a 200 grain bullet, loaded to effective velocity, will not be a easily controlled round without more practice than most will do. I used to shoot a 180 grain jacketed...
03-15-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By Daveboone

When I bought my land in northern NY, I wanted a...

When I bought my land in northern NY, I wanted a screen of trees. There were some white pines and balsams planted along the road, about 5" high, but I wanted more quickly. I bought about 3o poplars...
03-07-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By Daveboone

Without putting it so dramatically.... How good...

Without putting it so dramatically....
How good a hunter would you be if you hunted as if your family went hungry if you weren't successful?
Kind of tough to relax and enjoy yourself though if you...
Forum: Guns
03-05-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Daveboone

I have shot both from shooting sleds and...

I have shot both from shooting sleds and sandbags, both can be fine, as long as you are consistent. Did you have two actual gunsmiths redo your gun, or just two guys who work where they sell guns?...
02-19-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Daveboone

My wife loves venison liver, me not so much...but...

My wife loves venison liver, me not so much...but I get in a lot of trouble if I don't bring it home.
We usually brown bacon, then flour and season a well rinsed sliced liver, brown in the bacon...
02-19-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Daveboone

2018 the season started the w/e of 9-8 where we...

2018 the season started the w/e of 9-8 where we were (northern peninsula).
I think it may vary depending on what part of the island you are on. Do you have plans with an outfitter, or anyone you...
Forum: Reloading
12-26-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Daveboone

If you are an occasional/ casual shooter, and...

If you are an occasional/ casual shooter, and primarily concerned for hunting, I think choosing your powder can be overthought.
I want to be sure that the powder I am using will have an optimal...
11-28-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By Daveboone

The idea is that the deer will flinch. Or more to...

The idea is that the deer will flinch. Or more to the point, wont if still alive. IF that's the case though, you don't want to be that close! A lot can happen in a hurry, and it can end up with...
11-28-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By Daveboone

Woodsman603: Best thing with boots is to just...

Woodsman603:
Best thing with boots is to just try a number on. For me, the warmest are the Lacrosse rubber insulated type....waterproof and warm. For walking, goretex lace ups...tough to find a good...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By Daveboone

A hunter can use any primitive weapon during...

A hunter can use any primitive weapon during regular season if they choose...I freq. use a muzzleloader during regular season. I don't see why a youth bow hunter wouldn't be allowed to hunt during...
11-26-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By Daveboone

I think you did a stand up job tracking. Way too...

I think you did a stand up job tracking. Way too many hunters quickly give up. I don't blame you for feeling down over the experience. but you learned a huge amount with that. It sounds like one...
09-18-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By Daveboone

I was discussing this with some friends... Back...

I was discussing this with some friends...
Back in the seventies, at least half of the deer guns used (Central and northern NY) were birdguns drafted for deer. Many single shot shotguns, several...
08-20-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Daveboone

I went with Patey and Sons Ltd. three years ago,...

I went with Patey and Sons Ltd. three years ago, and go on another hunt with them this September. Very professional and well organized, fly in, one on one guide.
We had a great time and both of us...
08-19-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Daveboone

A lot of military bases allow hunting...I would...

A lot of military bases allow hunting...I would inquire there for starters. I am a long ways from Wyoming, so cant offer any advice for your location, but I would think if you stopped in at the local...
08-19-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,334
Posted By Daveboone

My first deer hunting I did with a 12 gauge JC...

My first deer hunting I did with a 12 gauge JC Higgins bolt action shotgun. Back in the 70s, many hunters used a huge mish mash of whatever was in the family. Dad had a 8 mm Mauser, and I garbage...
Forum: Guns
04-13-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,064
Posted By Daveboone

Here in the NE, CNY, new England area, Ithacas in...

Here in the NE, CNY, new England area, Ithacas in 12 and 20 (Deerslayer or field barrel) are quite easy to come by still and quite affordable. You may want to check out either the Kittery TRading...
Forum: Guns
04-13-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By Daveboone

They were cheaper than pump/ auto guns, but were...

They were cheaper than pump/ auto guns, but were multi shot which were better than a single shot. They were primarily meant for an economy waterfowl gun. Dad bought me one for my first hunting gun:...
04-10-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,883
Posted By Daveboone

Not to detract from the posts title (best States...

Not to detract from the posts title (best States to hunt moose in), but I would have to expand it to where include provinces in Canada also....)
I would then qualify it by hunting for trophy size or...
Forum: Guns
01-07-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Daveboone

In NY (home of the original Ithaca), extra...

In NY (home of the original Ithaca), extra barrels are pretty easy to come by. I would hit a couple of gun shows for easiest shopping.
You do need to be sure your gun will match up to the barrel....
01-07-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Daveboone

I watched the videos, and perused the website for...

I watched the videos, and perused the website for the decoys. It appears to me it intended to be used like a blind, as well as a decoy. the shooter being able to shoot through it, as well as view...
12-30-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Daveboone

When I went on my first paid hunt, my outfitter...

When I went on my first paid hunt, my outfitter recommended and encouraged me to go the same week as some folks from my area, which I did. We got along great, and stayed friends long after (and...
Forum: Other Areas
12-04-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By Daveboone

My wife and I have decided we want to go to...

My wife and I have decided we want to go to Africa...We have never taken a big trip away, and it would be a once in a life time.
Our means are pretty modest, and we don't have a big home so we are...
11-17-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,770
Posted By Daveboone

When I was in Georgia hunting, the (much )...

When I was in Georgia hunting, the (much ) smaller deer made it very easy to quickly get back to camp to hoist on a gambrel and gut very neatly.
In NY most deer you want to gut first...it also as...
10-26-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,571
Posted By Daveboone

for years when I was young and foolish, I carried...

for years when I was young and foolish, I carried my 357 along with my long gun. Eventually I realized the foolishness of it, after realizing that for crying out loud, I can finish a deer as cleanly...
09-10-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Daveboone

Good for you in planning joining the hunting...

Good for you in planning joining the hunting club.
You say too young to hunt....what the the age requirements there? Is there classes or sportsmans clubs you could join, perhaps to find a mentor?
I...
07-26-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By Daveboone

my hunting partner and I brought my light utility...

my hunting partner and I brought my light utility trailer with 6 100 qt coolers for meat. We were told to plan for about 300 lbs of meat, per the butcher scale brought back about 248 lbs. for my 4 =5...
07-18-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By Daveboone

Per our conversations with many guides and repeat...

Per our conversations with many guides and repeat hunters prior to our hunt, overactivity, hormones, and other rutting behavioer (including the habit of bulls lapping up cow urine) strongly taints...
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