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Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By kenman

What did your arrow look like, what kind of blood...

What did your arrow look like, what kind of blood was on it??? That is the first piece of evidence of the type of hit. Lung blood looks a heck of a lot different than liver blood. With either lung...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-21-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By kenman

43 here and I enjoy hunting as much as I did when...

43 here and I enjoy hunting as much as I did when I was a boy, but my heart doesn't race like it used to either. There are a couple exceptions...taking a bear still gives me the adrenaline shakes. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-10-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,972
Posted By kenman

Good deal Andy....as soon as MK-M-GOBL (Tom, not...

Good deal Andy....as soon as MK-M-GOBL (Tom, not Scott) receives his, I will verify sizes and place the order :happy0001:
Forum: Bowhunting
09-10-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,065
Posted By kenman

Last day of the season (Dec 15th) two years ago. ...

Last day of the season (Dec 15th) two years ago. It had rained heavily a few days before and then a cold snap hit. The Army Corps of Engineers opened a dam and flooded some woods and then re-dammed...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-10-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,972
Posted By kenman

Hey Andy, Also love the camo and will be placing...

Hey Andy, Also love the camo and will be placing an order soon....question for you....on your BDU pants, do the cargo pockets have one button or two?
Forum: Bowhunting
08-23-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,174
Posted By kenman

There is nothing more important in bowhunting...

There is nothing more important in bowhunting than safety.
04-29-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By kenman

When the birds are tight beaked at roosting time,...

When the birds are tight beaked at roosting time, I've had succes doing some loud cutting on a box or diaphragm call.

A gunshot, or smacking a couple 2' pieces of a 2x4 together will usually get...
04-22-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By kenman

My guess as well. If they have hens close,...

My guess as well. If they have hens close, they'll gobble on roost like mad, pitch down and gobble to assemble his harem. Then he'll be in strut for awhile (gobbling lull). He'll be strutting and...
Forum: Northeast
11-06-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By kenman

Jeez, the things you see surfing the net :pcwhack:

Jeez, the things you see surfing the net :pcwhack:
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By kenman

RE: bow hunting fall turkeys

They don't respond to calls like they do in the spring. You can't do a couple yelps and expect a boss tom to come in on a rope. The best strategy for fall birds (other than tree stand sniping while...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,659
Posted By kenman

RE: Removing quiver

I strap it to my stand behind my right elbow in my climbers. In my lock-ons, I use a hook or tree branch.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By kenman

RE: Do bucks live with doe during the rut ?

Agreed, if there isn't a receptive doe in a group, he'll be travelling until he finds one (some).
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By kenman

RE: Do bucks live with doe during the rut ?

Gonna agree with Shultzy. If there is a receptive doe, he will stick to her side and if she beds, he'll lay right down near to her. I've bumpeddoes w/ a buckout of their beds before.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 36,179
Posted By kenman

RE: How much blood does a deer have in it?

From Rob's 'recovery' thread:

"A mature whitetail carries roughly 8 pints or 1 gallon of blood in their circulatory system. They need to loose roughly 2.4 pints of blood to go into shock and not...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By kenman

RE: Is This a Scrape?

Thinking turkey as well...although it could have been a deer pawing for nuts.

A scrape will be deeper and usually have a set of hoof prints in it where he stood to urinate in the scrape.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,659
Posted By kenman

RE: Removing quiver

Take it off for all the reasons already stated, and I rest my bow across my lap while in stand. It just doesn't balance right on my lap with the arrows resting on my legs.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By kenman

RE: Tracking Tip?

I read that article in Field and Stream or Outdoor Life as well, and when I read "get down and mark the last spot you saw the deer", I immediately dismissed the article as hogwash.

I sit down...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-21-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By kenman

RE: The Heart

After the tenderloins, heart is my second favorite meat on a deer. Liver, not a chance...I'll have a bite every few years, and it reconfirms why I don't like it.

In my circle of hunting buds,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-21-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,766
Posted By kenman

RE: What to do in stand?

I have a small radio that I bring with me, with a single earpiece. I don't listen to music, but I do listen to baseball/football games while in stand in the afternoon. About an hour of daylight left,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,514
Posted By kenman

RE: Broadhead Shattering bone.

Here's one I took 8-9 years ago that has a shattered bone. Muzzy 100 gr 3-blade. Through the chest, out the armpit on the opposite side, into and through the far leg above the elbow, busting the bone...
Forum: Northeast
09-26-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By kenman

RE: Calling All NH Hunters

Took a 9pt on Monday in I1. Have only seen two so far, the 9pt and a forkhorn that was in front of him.

I hunt with 3 other guys, one had a shot at a spike opening day...and killed a nice pine...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-26-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,924
Posted By kenman

RE: ever seen 'deer warts'?

The day after I took him, I did some exaustive research on it. It doesn't hurt the meat, and as Jimmy said, they are just superficial.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-26-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,924
Posted By kenman

ever seen 'deer warts'?

Here's the buck I took Monday night, and it has got a case of cantaneous fibromas, aka deer warts. I'd heard of it before, and seen pictures of them, but had never seen one up close and personal....
Forum: Bowhunting
09-05-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By kenman

RE: WHat do you take bowhunting with you..

I carry a ton of stuff in my pack, most of it has been already posted, but a couple things I haven't seen are my monocular (binos took up to much space), and extra release,and my small FM radio with...
10-19-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,514
Posted By kenman

RE: Fried Deer Nuts ???

I've told my son when he gets his first buck that it isa hunting camp tradition that you have to eat the buck's nuts. Of course we'll bring em back to camp and swap em out with meatballs...and he is...
Forum: Politics
10-19-2007, 12:56 PM
Forum: Bowhunting
10-19-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By kenman

RE: Too much wind?

Ditto, I've killed a couple nice bucks in very windy conditions...it was during the rut though, and nothing was keeping these bucks from trying to 'do their business'.
Forum: Technical
10-02-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,764
Posted By kenman

RE: Best Fletching Stripper

Acetone isn't so good for carbons. I use a dull jacknife to do most of the work and then sandpaper. Clean em up with alcohol. AND, it is tedious...
04-26-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By kenman

RE: Someone else's mouthcall???

I would have handed it back to him and said 'it's yours now'.
04-24-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,810
Posted By kenman

RE: Ethics Police - Question Time

I would still go shooting, not dropping 3K just for a return flight. Might as well get some target practice in while you are there.
04-11-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By kenman

RE: Do you put em to bed at night?

By law, the hunting day ends here at noon, and the afternoons are either baseball games with the sons or working the honey-do list.
04-11-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By kenman

Do you put em to bed at night?

I normally do not. I have several spots that I know the turkeys roost at night, same places they have roosted for years. This year my son will be hunting them for the first time and I want to put him...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-11-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,816
Posted By kenman

RE: Where To Aim on a Turkey

I'm no expert either, took my first bird with the bow last year...but I always thought where the wing connects to the body is the best place to anchor them.
Forum: Technical
04-11-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By kenman

Anyone use the G5 Optix sights

Thinking about pulling the trigger on the Optix ME and was wondering if anyone has one and has anypros/cons on THIS or the LE or SE sight.

Thanks.
04-10-2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By kenman

RE: making maple syrup

Depending on the sugar content of the sap, it's between 41-43 gallons of sap per gallon of syrup. It is a pain in the rump, but it's a good rainy day project as it takes me all day for 3 gallons of...
04-10-2007, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By kenman

RE: making maple syrup

I have a 20 gallon stainless steel container that I evaporate sap over an open fire with. Boiling point of syrup is 219*F and the specific gravity is between 1.3-1.4 (can't remember the exact #)....
04-09-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By kenman

RE: Calling sequence

I like to cuttfrantically and end it with 4 or 5 yelpsto get the initial gobble. Once I have him coming I'll toss out a cluck behind my hand every now and then to get his sense of direction off...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-09-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,246
Posted By kenman

RE: Your Wife and Your Obsession

Back in 97 I was tucking away $25 a week to purchase a new Oneida bow. When I finally had saved enough, the wife announced that we couldn't afford the new bow because we were fixin to buy our first...
04-09-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,815
Posted By kenman

RE: Worst place you been hooked?

I caught a 25" schoolie striper on a stick bait that had 3 trebles. When I was lipping him he shook his head and impaled me on the back of the hand. So I have this 10 pound striper hanging and...
04-09-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By kenman

RE: mouth call question

Here is a good link to use to learn how to use the diaphragm call...

http://www.turkeyhuntingsecrets.com/library/libindex-calling-learn.htm
Forum: Bowhunting
04-09-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By kenman

RE: bow hunting black bear from ground

I've shot several from a treestand, and they've all run FROM the shot except one. The one that didn't run from the shot totally freaked out. Ran in circles, growling to beat heck, going up on it's...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-04-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By kenman

RE: Turkey dekes.....Whatcha think?

Nice looking hen!! Whoever asked about the inflatables, don't waste your money. Sure they pack up easy and they don't take up much room...but they don't look too real, especially when the sun hits...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-04-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By kenman

RE: How close can you call in a turkey?

I've called some jakes in so close I could have reached out and grabbed em by the neck. I don't let tom-tom get that close.
03-30-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By kenman

RE: How long has your camp been a camp.

My grandfather bought the land our camp is on in the late 40's. They built a camp on it in the early 50's and it is still camp today...name of the camp is "Half-Way House" in Childwold, NY.
03-09-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,148
Posted By kenman

RE: Do you eat the heart from your deer?

I have to agree. The heart is#3 on my listafter the tenderloins and backstraps.
03-09-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,148
Posted By kenman

RE: Do you eat the heart from your deer?

It is one of the traditions of my hunting group. After killing the deer, the nads get hung in a tree and the heart gets chowed the same night. Failing to eat the apple is bad mojo in the deer-gods...
03-09-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,248
Posted By kenman

RE: Do You Eat the Liver

If I have onebite of liver every 2-3 years I'm good, and it HAS to be from a young deer. I always keep the liver as I have friends that love it.
Forum: Bowhunting
03-09-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,274
Posted By kenman

RE: How do you control the mental game?

My mind goes blank, years of listening to my wife talk has conditioned me to do this perfectly:D
02-15-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,091
Posted By kenman

RE: Do soldiers make better deerhunters?

Marines have to qualify with the rifle, and 10 shots are from the prone position at a man sized siloutte at 500 yards. 20 shots from 300 yards (10 kneeling and 10 sitting) at a head and shoulder...
02-14-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,091
Posted By kenman

RE: Do soldiers make better deerhunters?

That's why they are comparable...:D
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