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10-26-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By farm hunter

so in NY - its never OK to feed deer corn - or...

so in NY - its never OK to feed deer corn - or anything else that isn't a planted food ( or felled trees) . No feeders are legal for deer in or out of season ever. That's all I was trying to say. ...
10-25-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,818
Posted By farm hunter

Ok - I see Feed corn isn't legal in NY as far...

Ok - I see
Feed corn isn't legal in NY as far as I know. I like to plant it and use the screening for stand access and the corn production for late season attraction - we can do that in NY. I'll...
09-27-2019, 07:40 PM
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Views: 5,818
Posted By farm hunter

I think I paid about $200 per 40 lbs - planted...

I think I paid about $200 per 40 lbs - planted about 2 acres . Also another $400 in fertilizer
of course my time, fuel and equipment upkeep. - no big breakdown this past May - thankfully!
01-20-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,243
Posted By farm hunter

yep - how do you propose we increase the posts in...

yep - how do you propose we increase the posts in the foodplot section - to like it used to be 10 years ago?

Those of us that plant - must have ideas to share - right?
01-20-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,045
Posted By farm hunter

if you are going to have a small plot, maybe less...

if you are going to have a small plot, maybe less than an acre - then something that can handle browsing is a good place to start - like a clover/chicory mix. You'll get lots of other ideas here -
01-20-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By farm hunter

the year you had the good deer use on the pods -...

the year you had the good deer use on the pods - was it colder then normal winter?

My deer always eat the hardened seed Oct-till gone - but we always have most activity when its really cold or...
01-17-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 107,449
Posted By farm hunter

no that ICEBOX isn't 4x4. I don't know what it...

no that ICEBOX isn't 4x4. I don't know what it is - maybe 3 x 3.5 - maybe less. Its small enough that a candle can heat it with the windows slid shut. The portable box blinds were made from...
01-17-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,985
Posted By farm hunter

For me - I like to take a buck that I know is 2.5...

For me - I like to take a buck that I know is 2.5 years old or better, a buck with at least its second set of antlers. If I'm not sure - I pass. Where I hunt - that means I go some years without...
01-17-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By farm hunter

January 1st I start hiking for Shed Antlers. I...

January 1st I start hiking for Shed Antlers. I also keep some trail cams out at the farm - and I hike in every three weeks or so to check the place and swap out cards.

CI - I was sad to see...
01-16-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 107,449
Posted By farm hunter

we built one last year with a set of stairs - ...

we built one last year with a set of stairs -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/farmhunter/Mobile%20Uploads/tower%20oct%202015_zpsikypt7fa.jpg

this one is called the Ticket Booth - its...
08-28-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By farm hunter

If baiting was a legal option for me and this is...

If baiting was a legal option for me and this is how I wanted to hunt - I'd feed at the best time for me to hunt the spot. I'd get those deer used to feeding right at the time it was best for me to...
09-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By farm hunter

I couldn't find that blend on line. I...

I couldn't find that blend on line.

I found something siumilar by Pennington -
Supreme Tall Fescue Blend/Elite Tall Fescue Sod
thats a turf mix though -

Whats' in the blend?

I'm...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By farm hunter

Nice deer!! Congratualtions on a super animal! ...

Nice deer!! Congratualtions on a super animal! The camo dip isn't a feature I enjoy, but it looks well done.
07-08-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,036
Posted By farm hunter

Great to see the follow up plot. No doubt in my...

Great to see the follow up plot. No doubt in my mind your plot helped cement your property as a quality food source and did some real good at the same time for your herd.

Good luck woth your...
06-27-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,994
Posted By farm hunter

nice pictures - looks too dark for green forage...

nice pictures - looks too dark for green forage production on a tonnage type scale.
06-27-2011, 09:59 PM
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Views: 1,337
Posted By farm hunter

dead thread -

dead thread -
06-27-2011, 09:57 PM
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Views: 1,505
Posted By farm hunter

Great pictures posted Hoss !

Great pictures posted Hoss !
06-27-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By farm hunter

seems no interest here - sad - sorry to say.

seems no interest here - sad - sorry to say.
06-27-2011, 09:53 PM
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Views: 2,072
Posted By farm hunter

logging trails look great to plant on - because...

logging trails look great to plant on - because the soil is easily worked and weeds do not quickly take over (little in the seedbank, low sunlight conditions). Not usually the best choice for food...
06-27-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,975
Posted By farm hunter

did you apply Glyphosate? How did it do?

did you apply Glyphosate? How did it do?
06-27-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,230
Posted By farm hunter

some good advice - When I was younger - I...

some good advice -

When I was younger - I did my thesis on the Pine Barrens ecology in Albany NY - and I suspect your NJ soil conditions could be similar. (Pitch pine, scrub oak?) - It would be...
06-27-2011, 09:39 PM
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Views: 1,387
Posted By farm hunter

how did your plot do?

how did your plot do?
06-27-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By farm hunter

Not too late - if you are looking for summer...

Not too late - if you are looking for summer green forage and can live with limited pea pod production for the fall. Could still offer good summer forage if your deer aren't overpopulated. Its...
06-27-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,036
Posted By farm hunter

Nice pictures - good topic. Your peas look great...

Nice pictures - good topic. Your peas look great - I'm wondering how they look now - did you get weed competition?
06-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By farm hunter

really? nails? Really? Don't we have...

really? nails? Really?

Don't we have anything else to talk about?

Just the fact that this topic is still here goes to how much attention this section of the site gets these...
06-27-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By farm hunter

this forum topic site needs to be fixed or deleted.

I've been a member on this site since just about day 1.

For lots of years - this was a good place to come to get good food plot info. In the last few years its become a joke. No one posts...
06-27-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,498
Posted By farm hunter

the turnips are dying out - I'd disk and replant...

the turnips are dying out - I'd disk and replant turnips or something else for fall.
Spring planted turnips aren't worthless - they help build soil and surpress other weeds - but cannot sustain...
06-27-2011, 08:52 PM
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Views: 1,212
Posted By farm hunter

2 posts....... and this is them.......really?

2 posts....... and this is them.......really?
05-13-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By farm hunter

2011 - silent Tom turkey coming in

I wish I filmed when we first saw this bird - he came out in the far field - and though its had to tell how far away that is in the video - its about 1/2 mile!

Some extra loud yelps and several...
04-20-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By farm hunter

yea - I think its the food plots. Hate it when...

yea - I think its the food plots. Hate it when the tounges hang...
04-20-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By farm hunter

Go ahead - contribute..........seriously.

Go ahead - contribute..........seriously.
03-29-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By farm hunter

looks like some big bases - nice looking mount...

looks like some big bases - nice looking mount too! Always enjoy seeing a good mount!
03-14-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By farm hunter

there are always some that'll hold into March. ...

there are always some that'll hold into March.

Cannot say for MI - but here - they are the minority,
I had a dozen fresh sheds before 1/1/2011 this year. Most were gone by 1/31.

As the...
02-03-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By farm hunter

I'd say the bucks are somewhere else - and other...

I'd say the bucks are somewhere else - and other food is avalable.
No way are all the bucks gone - maybe knocked back a bit though.

Bucks will batchelor group again once the winter sets in and...
02-03-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By farm hunter

I think harsh winters are over-rated in most...

I think harsh winters are over-rated in most areas. Deer handle snow and cold mostly just fine - its when they are overpopluated when problems occur.

We get over 130" of snow every year and the...
01-26-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,855
Posted By farm hunter

I always liked corn - still do - but now I'd...

I always liked corn - still do - but now I'd rather have Standing Soybeans late in the season with 6"-18" of snow. For me -the deer prefer it over all else. I have no doubt that in the absense of...
01-11-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By farm hunter

Walk, Walk, walk, walk. grid. Go to where...

Walk, Walk, walk, walk. grid.

Go to where they feed and bed - go now especially if there is snow - If you don't find them now - you'll have a much much better understanding of where to look in a...
01-11-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,334
Posted By farm hunter

And immoral, and illegal and not target...

And immoral, and illegal and not target selective..... even if it made sense.

They wouldn't choke to death anyhow - more likely a skunk or possum would lick it off before a coyote would just...
01-06-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,794
Posted By farm hunter

Deer isn't beef - and any aging past 3 days is...

Deer isn't beef - and any aging past 3 days is probably not helping the meat quality any. I field dress right away and usually skin and quarter the next day - unless temps are 50 or above - then I...
12-28-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,334
Posted By farm hunter

See it all the time too - I like gadgets as much...

See it all the time too - I like gadgets as much as the next guy - I wouldn't trade my trail cam for anything!

But - I'm a minimalist when it comes to deer hunting. Sometimes when bowhunting - I...
12-25-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By farm hunter

I have a spot or two like that in an old apple...

I have a spot or two like that in an old apple orchard. I went in and brush-hogged - then sprayed round up. 4 weeks later disked it up - and seeded/rolled in clover or brassica. I liked clover best...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-19-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,523
Posted By farm hunter

I'm with Burnie on this one - would always prefer...

I'm with Burnie on this one - would always prefer a fixed head. In my experience - there is good and bad with most heads. All through the 80s - I used Bear Razorbacks (bet Burnie did too - or...
12-19-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By farm hunter

nice - great looking old doe. I always...

nice - great looking old doe.

I always look forward to snow - sometimes we get too much, 70" in December so far! This year was we had more than normal - It does concentrate the deer - and can...
12-19-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By farm hunter

You should take precautions - I wish I did more...

You should take precautions - I wish I did more growing up-untli now while hunting I have hearing loss - mostly in my right ear - but probably more than 50%. The shot in the woods never ever...
12-19-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,179
Posted By farm hunter

Definitely more with bow - pretty much as soon as...

Definitely more with bow - pretty much as soon as I realize its a shot opprutunity. I've bowhunted 25 years - and literally only the last few years have I been able to control my nerves...
12-10-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 134,812
Posted By farm hunter

My Rifle doe - 2010. A great deer to take for...

My Rifle doe - 2010. A great deer to take for meat and enjoyment of the hunt!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/farmhunter/SeanDoe2010rifle.jpg

FH
12-10-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By farm hunter

Maybe those rules will relax in NY some now that...

Maybe those rules will relax in NY some now that CWD has been delisted as a concern. CWD concerns were the reason feeding deer in NY was made illegal several years ago -(hunting over feed has never...
12-07-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By farm hunter

I do what you do. I never mess with rib meat....

I do what you do. I never mess with rib meat. I'll process 5 or 6 for my family and freinds each year. I have an uncle that likes to grind his deer meat. I keep shanks, neck meat, scraps and flank...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By farm hunter

Yep - nice to see you still got it. Good enough...

Yep - nice to see you still got it. Good enough - for sure - Congrats!
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By farm hunter

I like to walk around and look for them. To me -...

I like to walk around and look for them. To me - thats what makes it fun - finding them.
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