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Forum: Northeast
12-20-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,951
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: 1200 lb bear shot in Pa.

Hard to believe for sure, but I'd love to see a picture just the same.

I saw a bear track this year that blew my mind. It's hind track was bigger than my size thirteen boot, and we don't have...
Forum: Northeast
12-20-2005, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,222
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Maine Big Woods Deer

I take it you are doing a self-guided hunt?

Deer densities are low up here in northern Maine, but if you find a good area then the hunting could be good. There are vast stretches that are...
10-09-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Hunting Style

You forgot to include tracking in the poll. My time is about equally divided between stillhunting and hunting from natural ground blinds when the ground is bare. If snow is on the ground, I spend...
09-28-2005, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,104
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: hunting deer in the rain.....good or bad

Iusually noticemore deer movement on rainy days than on bright clear days. When a big storm comes along though, there will usually be a surge in deer movement just before the storm, with a sharp drop...
09-28-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Is this statement correct about deer hunting?

I would say that statement is quite true. The number isn't exact of course, but I would say it's close to average when you consider how many hunters there are with varying levels of experience and...
08-17-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: snort and weeze

M.A.D. calls makes an adjustable grunt call that comes with a snort/wheeze tube attached. I break them off because they are cumbersome and I never could make it sound right. Wish I would have had it...
08-17-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,024
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Are you as good a hunter as.......

My father and grandfather played equal parts in getting me involved in the sport. They are both good hunters, but I have developed a passion for deer hunting that surpasses theirs. While they enjoy...
08-17-2005, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 37,244
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Best all around whitetail deer caliber??

The "best" caliber varies from person to person. For me, the .30-06 is what I'm used to and I shoot it well. You can't go wrong with the '06 as long as you can handle the recoil. For most people the...
08-17-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: If you're not seeing deer, what's your move?

If I had spent a day sitting in my blind (I don't use treestands) without seeing a deer, I would start checking bedding areas for fresh sign. Stillhunt and/or do some calling around the bedding areas...
07-22-2005, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,877
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Would you rather tag Opening Day or the last day?

Some day I'd like to hunt where there are 10 deer per square mile. I'm used to hunting where the average is more like 2 per sq. mile.

I can only shoot one deer each year, and my preference is to...
12-30-2004, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: 13-point buck rescued from Lake Superior Harbor

Good story!

A similar thing happened in my area a couple of weeks ago, but instead of trying to rescue the deer the wardens shot it. The deer maybe would have had a chance if they had just left...
12-30-2004, 12:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,557
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Wheres the next "World Record" ?

This will probably provoke a few laughs, but I say Maine:)

The potential is there, although we may not have the advantage of farmland nutrition that many other states have. There are no antler...
12-18-2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: tracks in the mud?

That's what it boils down to. Reading tracks is like anything else, it takes practice. It takes a trained eye with an attention to detail. Nobody can claim to be right 100% of the time, but the more...
12-18-2004, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Snort Wheez

I heard it for the first time this year. Many people get the "blow" or "snort" confused with the snort/wheeze. They are two very different vocalizations.

As skeeter said, it is usually made by a...
12-18-2004, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: tracks in the mud?

Don't try telling that to most hunters where I'm from!

Unless a person can't tell the difference between moose and deer tracks, a monster track is a pretty good indication of a monster buck;)
Forum: Northeast
12-17-2004, 01:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Cougars cougars and yet more cougars

I chose to skip over many of the replies, but I will say from here in Maine that yes, they are around. And they have been for quite a while. And so have Lynx (which are now well-known), and wolves...
12-16-2004, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Killing Wolves Kills Other Animals Too

Yes they are nearly extinct, and the remaining few are interbreeding with coyotes, resulting in a tainted gene pool. I personally see it as an unfortunate loss. It is a beautiful species which will...
12-16-2004, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: tracks in the mud?

As NHBuck said, "Big Bucks the Benoit Way" is a good book to start you in the right direction if you are unfamiliar with tracking.

Yes there is a difference between buck and doe tracks, but the...
11-21-2004, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Live weight to dressed weight???

There really is no reliable chart or formula that will give you dressed weight by measuring chest girth. On the chart pocomoke gave, I think the live to dressed weight ratio is fairly close. However,...
11-15-2004, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Lost a good buck yesterday!

You said he acted like he was hit..........in this case, I wouldn't give up looking for him. I shot a nice buck with my .30-06 one year and knew he was hit good, but he ran off and there was no...
11-11-2004, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: i hunt quickest drop

Right where the red mark is is about perfect. To put them down quick, I like to hit one or both shoulders. They don't go far when shot this way. The only thing quicker is a CNS shot, but those are...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-08-2004, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Big Buck Little Horn

That's a nice buck Badhunter! I wouldn't say he has bad genetics, it's common here in Maine for big bucks to have racks that don't match the body size. A lot of it has to do with nutrition, plus I...
11-07-2004, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Clothing????

Where I hunt orange is required. While I don't like looking like a pumpkin, I don't feel it hurts my hunting in any way. I have had too many deer close to me not see me to believe that I need camo...
11-07-2004, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: How necessary is a stand?

Treestands are not at all necessary. I have used treestands before, but I didn't like it and it didn't help my odds. When I decide to sit and watch an area, I either make a natural blind or just sit...
10-26-2004, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,903
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: How long does venison last?

Well - I can't say for sure what the maximum time is, but I have eaten venison that had been frozen for a year and a half and it was just fine.
10-22-2004, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: using a pop-up blind advice

Just a question.........to those of you that use pop-ups and say they work well if concealed with brush, what is the purpose of using a manufactured blind? Is it solely to keep the elments...
10-22-2004, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: New to Whitetail - Best Gun to Start With?

The best gun to start hunting with is one that you are comfortable with and can shoot well with. This varies from person to person, but as long as it has enough power to do the job and you can hit...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-18-2004, 10:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,060
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: A Tribute To The American Indian

Well said Adams - If the world could only begin to understand the concepts of the native americans, we would all be better off for it!
10-11-2004, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Would you take this shot?

I'm not familiar with the .243, but assuming I owned one and was confident it could do the job, I would most certainly take that shot.

Each person is different. Some inexperienced hunters may be...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-10-2004, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,248
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Deer Memory?

IMO it depends on how bad they were spooked. I think their memories are better than we tend to give them credit for. If they hear a noise that jumps them, but aren't sure what it was, then they...
Forum: Guns
10-10-2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: 9th Caliber opinion: The .22 Hornet

I love the .22 Hornet!

I had one for about a year when I needed a gun without recoil for deer hunting, due to a broken back. Obviously it's not an ideal deer caliber, but it did the trick for...
10-10-2004, 07:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,612
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: what did you kill your first deer with?

Remington 7600 in .30-06. Button buck - bullet went in one ear and out the other, he didn't even twitch!
10-10-2004, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: POTENTIAL NEW WORLD RECORD TYPICAL WHITETAIL?

Nope, it was only the new world record until a bigger buck was shot the next day in Maine:D

Seriously though, haven't heard a thing about it but would love to see a pic!
10-10-2004, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Antler Restrictions

From what I've heard/read, it seems to be a good thing for some states.

I couldn't see Maine adopting this though - it just wouldn't work. Where I hunt in northern Maine, young bucks make up...
09-12-2004, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Scouting using topo maps

Hey SwampBuck! Long time no see......

When I'm looking for new places on a topo or aerial map, I focus my search on the waterways first. Big roadless stretches near waterways stick out to me as...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-2004, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: ME "multiple chance" moose lotto

Jorgy - No your chances will not carry over to the next drawing, just one bonus point if you don't get drawn. I agree the way they do it is a bit strange, I think they could come up with a better way...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-2004, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Moose hunting in ME

shed - yes, I'm from Allagash (you must know where that is:)).
Forum: Northeast
01-24-2004, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Moose hunting in ME

shedhead, you lucky s.o.b.:D! I hunt zone one and have been trying to draw a moose permit for that zone....finding the moose is not the problem for me, it's getting a tag!

To give an idea of...
01-24-2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Fawns and yearlings.

My first deer was a button buck......just a little guy, but it made no difference to me at that time......it was a DEER! I couldn't have been happier. After that though, I never wanted to shoot a...
01-24-2004, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: what is the most important...

If I had to pick one certain skill that has helped my success the most, I would say it has to be tracking. I don't mean following a blood trail, I mean deciphering and following tracks left by deer....
01-20-2004, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Father kills son on hunt.

That is very tragic:( I fail to understand why people make mistakes like that.....target identification is extremely important for obvious reasons. He is paying the highest price possible for a...
Forum: Northeast
01-20-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: BIG coyote

The same pic was posted here not long ago. There's no way it's full blooded coyote. Definitely some wolf or domestic dog genes in it for it to reach that size.
Forum: Northeast
01-20-2004, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Moose hunting in ME

It's all in the luck of the draw. I've been applying since I was old enough to hunt and haven't got drawn yet. I don't have much faith in the point system, it doesn't seem to increase the chances...
01-20-2004, 08:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,152
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Does any one not shoot does ?

I have never harvested a doe. I used to apply every year and usually drew a tag, but only used one on a button buck (my first deer). After that, when I started hunting on my own I wanted a big buck...
01-07-2004, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: This years dink

Doesn't look like a "dink" to me! Congrats, that's a nice buck as far as I'm concerned:D
01-06-2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,361
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: A good rifle for a kid

If you're thinking of a deer rifle, then I wouldn't go any lighter than the .243

I hunted with a .22 hornet, and while it IS enough to kill a deer, it is not effective enough for a first-time...
Forum: Guns
01-06-2004, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Stainless VS blued??

Hey there Quilly....I think I know you from somewhere:D

Anyway.....I have no experience whatsoever with stainless barrels, which is why I ask this. I hear everyone talking about how if you hunt...
Forum: Guns
01-06-2004, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: fixed 4x scope

It'll do the job of course, but really the effectiveness depends on the distance you'll be shooting at. 4x (for me) is perfect for close range shooting, but if you want to reach out there beyond 100...
01-06-2004, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: Frightened in the forest.......

I won't take up too much space elaborating on his experience, but it all turned out ok. Basically he ducked behind a tree while he had the barrel of the gun almost to the younger bull's head.....he...
01-06-2004, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By Split-Hoof

RE: biggest deer taken??

Now c'mon guys......what does that have to do with this thread?

A little off topic stuff is ok, but don't fill up the board with it PLEASE!!
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