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Forum: Midwest
04-04-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By dougl

I'm not sure why any of that is a problem.Pa has...

I'm not sure why any of that is a problem.Pa has a mentored program.The youth doesn't carry the weapon.The weapon is handed to the kid when you're stationary.The youth get's a turkey tag and a buck...
Forum: Northeast
02-09-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

Those areas are very tough to hunt by...

Those areas are very tough to hunt by yourself.There's no way not to bump them and they can lay in there all day and never have to leave,especially if there's a decent mast crop.You have to move them...
Forum: Northeast
02-02-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

That's not really a big surprise.I'm not familiar...

That's not really a big surprise.I'm not familiar with all of Clinton county but the areas that I've seen in the sproul state forest have much better bear habitat than deer habitat.They have over 1k...
Forum: Northeast
02-02-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

The northcentral part of the state got bad...

The northcentral part of the state got bad because decades of too many deer demolished the habitat.Without good habitat,fawn recruitment drops off the chart and we're stuck with low deer...
Forum: Northeast
02-01-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/d...

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Forum: Northeast
02-01-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/d...

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/douglasell/1st%20saturday_zps6aeohwns.jpeg (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/douglasell/media/1st%20saturday_zps6aeohwns.jpeg.html)

First Saturday...
Forum: Northeast
02-01-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/d...

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/douglasell/8%20point_zpsc9wju5tx.jpeg (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/douglasell/media/8%20point_zpsc9wju5tx.jpeg.html)

Here's my buck from this...
Forum: Northeast
02-01-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

We're hunting exclusively on dmap'd land open to...

We're hunting exclusively on dmap'd land open to the public or state forests.The majority of it is owned by timber companies as well as Moshannon and Elk state forests.We hunt from Clearfield...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

The hunting has never been better on the public...

The hunting has never been better on the public lands of northcentral Pa.
Forum: Northeast
01-26-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

10 years old ...

10 years old
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Forum: Northeast
01-26-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

9 years old ...

9 years old
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Forum: Northeast
01-26-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

8 years old ...

8 years old
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Forum: Northeast
01-26-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/d...

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/douglasell/jc%202013%20buck_zpsjulkiem8.jpg (http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/douglasell/media/jc%202013%20buck_zpsjulkiem8.jpg.html)

2013,8 years...
Forum: Northeast
01-26-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/d...

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2015,10 years old
Forum: Northeast
01-26-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By dougl

http://http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/d...

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Forum: Northeast
10-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By dougl

My 10 year old killed a big doe Saturday...

My 10 year old killed a big doe Saturday afternoon.
Forum: Northeast
08-21-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,032
Posted By dougl

I'm not an expert on cwd.All I know is what I've...

I'm not an expert on cwd.All I know is what I've read.In any event,there's a pile of people who raise deer and sell the urine.Many don't bottle it and sell it in stores but they still sell it.Deer...
Forum: Northeast
08-19-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,032
Posted By dougl

I'm no expert on CWD but from most of the...

I'm no expert on CWD but from most of the research that I've done,it seems that it's spread by body fluids,which would include urine.Personally,under the current circumstances with CWD being found at...
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

It used to be anti-climatic.

It used to be anti-climatic.
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By dougl

I could believe it down that way.Glen Campbell is...

I could believe it down that way.Glen Campbell is entirely different habitat than north of I80 where I live.
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By dougl

I can't comment on what the winter was like out...

I can't comment on what the winter was like out east.Around here,we had several feet of snow starting in January.What large quantities preferred browse species do you have and where are you located...
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

I don't hear as much complaining as I did 10...

I don't hear as much complaining as I did 10 years ago.Most of the guys I know who stuck it out still do fine.There's less deer for sure but they still aren't all that hard to find and kill.
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By dougl

Not saying it's impossible but I've never seen...

Not saying it's impossible but I've never seen triplets in this part of the state.The other night I had 6 mature doe and two fawns together in my field.It seems like almost every deer I've been...
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

Sure did and for several years I killed 6-7 deer...

Sure did and for several years I killed 6-7 deer per year in there.There were way too many deer and the deer completely destroyed the habitat which is why I formed a committee to try and reduce the...
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By dougl

We had a terrible winter in northcentral Pa both...

We had a terrible winter in northcentral Pa both this year and last year.The lack of fawns last summer and last fall was very noticeable compared to years past.I've seen very few fawns so far this...
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By dougl

It's still a little early to make a determination...

It's still a little early to make a determination about fawn recruitment.With that said,if there's no fawns,it's most likely attributed to poor habitat and bad winter and not predation.Once a doe...
Forum: Northeast
07-16-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

I didn't say it was rosy.I said it was better as...

I didn't say it was rosy.I said it was better as does DCNR,which is why they haven't fenced a timber sale in over 6 years in this district and they took everyone of their units out of dmap in...
Forum: Northeast
07-13-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

It's a lot easier to prove that something did...

It's a lot easier to prove that something did happen.When something didn't happen how do you prove it other than giving logical reason and facts,which I did?

I believe the first early muzzy season...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

I have no idea what you're talking about.What I...

I have no idea what you're talking about.What I do know is that insurance companies are not a stakeholder in Pa's deer management plan and never have been.That's a fact and I've given you enough...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

You seriously have no idea what you're talking...

You seriously have no idea what you're talking about about any of this.Insurance companies do not lose money because of deer claims.Deer claims are a very,very small part of their loss ratios.On top...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

1.No I'm not the CEO but I own an agency so I...

1.No I'm not the CEO but I own an agency so I have a very good handle on what's a concern and what isn't.Deer are not a concern and there isn't one bit of evidence that suggests that anyone from the...
Forum: Northeast
07-06-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

And what evidence do you have to support your...

And what evidence do you have to support your position that the insurance companies have anything to do with Pa's deer herd?Were there meeting about the reintroduction of fishers?Of course there were...
Forum: Northeast
06-23-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

Thanks,unfortunately the current board is once...

Thanks,unfortunately the current board is once again playing the 'SOCIAL CONCERNS" card.In a few years the herd will be out of control again and any gains with the habitat will be lost.The current...
Forum: Northeast
06-23-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

That urban legend drives me up a wall.When people...

That urban legend drives me up a wall.When people hit deer,it's dangerous,inconvenient and it costs the consumer money so any state agency obviously wants to reduce that risk.The big issue was with...
Forum: Northeast
06-23-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,716
Posted By dougl

That is absolute and utter nonsense.I've owned an...

That is absolute and utter nonsense.I've owned an insurance agency for the past 25 years and I can guarantee you that not only has the insurance industry not lobbied anyone for less deer in Pa,they...
Forum: Northeast
12-29-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,772
Posted By dougl

I cut mine up 90% of the time and I do age the...

I cut mine up 90% of the time and I do age the meat in a fridge for at least 7 days.I actually took three to a butcher this year.The guy charged 50 bucks and did a nice job.I hate paying money for...
Forum: Northeast
12-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By dougl

Every year there's a big coyote hunt in central...

Every year there's a big coyote hunt in central that's been going on since around 1990.They get thousands of participants and pay out crazy amounts of money for the largest coyote.Usually there's at...
Forum: Northeast
11-19-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By dougl

Where at in Clearfield county?We have some snow...

Where at in Clearfield county?We have some snow right now and it would be good if you can come up at least a day early to find some sign.I had a sow and cub come by me last week.A lot of places are...
Forum: Northeast
11-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By dougl

There will be more people out during the first...

There will be more people out during the first week.After the first day,most areas in the NC part of the state are empty which can make for some tough hunting if nobody is moving the deer.A downside...
Forum: Guns
11-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,013
Posted By dougl

A 44 mag out of a rifle has low recoil.An inline...

A 44 mag out of a rifle has low recoil.An inline with a lighter load would also be a good choice.Get him used to it with around 50gr of powder and load it slightly up when it comes time to hunt.A 410...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By dougl

Benezette is probably 35 or so minutes from...

Benezette is probably 35 or so minutes from Austin.If you drive south of Austin on rt 872 and heads towards Sinnemahoning,you should see some elk as you get near rt 120.There's a fair amount of elk...
Forum: Northeast
09-30-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By dougl

I live on the edge of the elk range and I've...

I live on the edge of the elk range and I've never applied.Depending on the unit,it can be a good hunt though.If you get drawn,you have a pretty good chance on a diy hunt and it wouldn't cost...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,965
Posted By dougl

Again,that is a legislative issue,not a PGC...

Again,that is a legislative issue,not a PGC issue.Just about every year for the past several years, a leased tracking dog bill is brought to the table.For some unknown reason,it's never moved to a...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,965
Posted By dougl

There's lot's of stupid laws and ordinances on...

There's lot's of stupid laws and ordinances on the books that make no sense.Pa doesn't have a patent on that.
Forum: Northeast
09-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,965
Posted By dougl

You can quarter a deer or bear.You just have to...

You can quarter a deer or bear.You just have to have the head and proof of sex.Just because a WCO or deputy tells you something,doesn't make it so.
Forum: Northeast
09-03-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,965
Posted By dougl

I have no idea.

I have no idea.
Forum: Northeast
09-03-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,965
Posted By dougl

I don't agree with every game law but they're...

I don't agree with every game law but they're dreamed up by the legislature and enforced by the PGC.

Stalking turkeys in dangerous so its illegal.I have no issues with that.

You don't have to...
Forum: Northeast
09-02-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By dougl

A resident elk lisence in only $25.What else will...

A resident elk lisence in only $25.What else will it cost you other than gas and maybe a camp ground site?There no real need to get a guide.
Forum: Northeast
08-26-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,965
Posted By dougl

I agree that it's not worth it to argue with...

I agree that it's not worth it to argue with people like that.However,when they spew crap that just isn't true,the record needs to be set strait.
08-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,563
Posted By dougl

No deer will ever know the difference.People get...

No deer will ever know the difference.People get way too hung up on the size of the hole.
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