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09-21-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: While I play hooky from work this coming Friday....

Private land! Also, I did a reverse internet trace and notified your employer about your 'sick day' tomorrow. he he! Enjoy!

I will be sneaking out of work early Friday myself and into the woods...
09-21-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: let me hear your thoughts on!!!!

Great shot and a great deer. As for videoing the hunt, I guess a lot more hunters are beginning to do this nowadays, but this particular video should have been kept private and on their own bookshelf...
09-21-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,148
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Hey guys, what do...

Well, like some others I tend to think of the following once I get settled into my stand:
1. Gee, I'm glad I got out of bed and into the woods.
2. Try to picture where the deer will be coming...
09-21-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Stand location

I agree with TJ in that you need to place your stand on the other side of the driveway and maybe 10-30 yards into the woods off the garden. You say the red lines indicate heavy deer trails so I would...
09-21-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: To Close???

If you are in a good area with plenty of cover and camo, I would say 5 yards or 15 feet off to the side of the main trail will be good enough. If the leaves start falling and you lose that good...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,618
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Do you get HIGH?

When I use my stand to shimmy up the tree, the platform of my stand which I stand on is anywhere from 8 feet off the ground to maybe as high as 15 feet or so. MOst often during bow season with...
09-20-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: First time Hunting

Awesome! New hunter, first time, and going out with your Grandfather. Perfect!

I've been actively hunting for about 15 years now(the last 10 more serious than the first 5) and here's what I can...
09-19-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Question for the hunters

I have often seen turkeys and deer mixing. In fact, just last Friday afternoon while on stand in the drizzling rain I saw about 11 turkeys from afar. They made their way into my area and within 15...
09-19-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: needing some help

The deer you saw, where were they heading to or coming from? Where do you see lots of acorns or fields? What has your scouting proven? Do you have a back-up plan/location that you can put into play...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Im a big softy...

Same here and you are no different than the rest of us! About 8 years ago I had an adult doe and 2 fawns with some spots just barely visible. They came in together and ate acorns and bushes right in...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-19-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Bad start to the season

I hope your feeder is really secured or that you took it before the thief did. That really sucks, but you at least have one heck of a landowner in that guy. Man, for him to take control of the...
09-17-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,969
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: One Night Wonder

How can you tell the raccoon is a "he"? hahaha! Tough call on the buck without knowing too much. How many bucks have you seen in that area? Any pressure from adjacent hunting property? Seen him on...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-17-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Are deer nervous about groundblinds?

If you set up your ground blind and leave it alone for a few weeks without even visiting it, you will be alright. The deer will be curious at first and then get used to it and settle down. Then, you...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-17-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,320
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: how good are deer memory?

Yup. They will remember for a few days. If you spook them good, they will remember for quite some time and if you frequent the same area day after day, that deer will know! Also, if you ever shoot at...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-17-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,657
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: What changes have you made?

Only change I made was to install a bow holder onto my stand. Works great!
Forum: Bowhunting
09-15-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: treestands safe when wet?

I have a Summit climber. Been hunting in all sorts of weather and this afternoon I plan to bow hunt even though it's raining here in NJ. My advice to you is the following:
1. Be careful
2. Wear...
09-15-2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,542
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Screw in Steps vs. Climbing sticks?

I have had a climber for about 8 years now and won't trade it for anything! Back in the early days, I used the screw in steps and those worked OK. Negatives are that you spend too much time screwing...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-15-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Missed Opening Morning...

I missed the opener here in NJ last Saturday and it ate at me all day, but by Sunday I got over it. Here it is Friday and it's pouring outside with more showers and drizzle the rest of today into...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-15-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: I screwed up

I hear ya. I got 3 more years until my oldest will be legal to bow and shotgun hunt and I plan on making myself available when the time comes. He's always interested when I am shooting in my yard and...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: stand site...

I would not overlook setting up your stand closer to the houses (within legal rule of course). I hunt in a similar terrain here in NJ where we try to reduce the deer population in some towns and I...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: washing clothes

When my hunting gear gets very muddy or dirty, usually during NJ shotgun season, I sometimes use a non-dye and scent free detergent. That works good and I use the drier or hang dry. Sorry, but my bow...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Sighting in new bow???

You have some good advice from the other posters. Start in close, good form, adjust your pin, confirm your form and placement. Master the 5-10 yard shot, then move out to 15-20 and so on. Practice,...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: safety help

Ampahunter said it all and I agree. I have the one supplied by Summit, but others will do the trick as well. You want to be secured going up, while hunting, and coming back down and this is the way...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,955
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Bow stand set-ups.

James Vee, nice stand and location! I have a smilar setup by have never thought about taking pictures of it. The key here is that you have some open shooting lanes and also that your stand is above...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Insect repellant

I don't use any. I find myself not being bothered much with mosquitoes maybe because I am at least 15 feet up in the tree and that I am covered with my pants, jacket, hat and camo mesh mask so there...
09-12-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: So how did opening weekend go?

We opened here in NJ last Saturday, the 9th. I had a firemen's parade to march in and could not get out in the morning and the afternoon was too hot....but I plan to escape from work this Friday at...
09-12-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Hunting Show Jokes!

I find it interesting on most of those bow hunts they show on TV it appears to be 3PM in the afternoon and they stick a nice buck. Next thing you know it's pitch black out and the stars are in the...
09-12-2006, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Do you like

This time of year during NJ's bow season, I typically hunt about 15-25 yards into the woods off of a field. You get the deer coming from their bedding areas into the open woods and making their way...
09-12-2006, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Buddy System

I use the buddy system too. It gives you the feeling of safety in numbers and a real friend to assist if you are dragging something out. Also, you can compare notes at the end of a hunt on what you...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-12-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: You gotta luv it!

Same here! Addicted to it. Gets me thru my boring work week and come Wednesday I am already anxious and excited about hunting Friday afternoon after work and Saturdays. Heck, it's Tuesday morning and...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-11-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Season Opener

Here in NJ we started Saturday, Sept 9th, but I had a parade to march in and it was a bit on the warmer side so I did not make it out. I will either take Friday off from work or go out Saturday...
08-24-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,350
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Dragging the deer out

Depends. One area I hunt is about 100yards from where I park my truck. I either drag by the antlers or the hoof (if a doe). Other stand locations I use a spliced rope and drag with that. A few other...
08-24-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,589
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Total deer harvested???

About 50+ during shotgun season. Had 1 day where I got 4 does in one day of hunting and then 2 other times I dropped 3 does in a day.

20-22 during bow season. I cherish the bow kills much more...
08-24-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Settingn out a feeder.

Guys I know and hunt with hang their feeders off the trail a few yards. One particular feeder which always brings in deer is just into the woods in the corner of a field and about 30 feet from a...
08-24-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: moon phase?

I don't think I have taken a deer on a day close to a full moon. Often in the fall when bow hunting I come up empty and on my drive home I keep telling myself not to bother hunting on mornings...
08-24-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: The rut

Depends, but mostly here in Northern NJ it's from late October to about mid November.
08-23-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Stand Location NEED HELP

One spot that sticks out is right below the evergreens where the land flattens out. If you look at the topo, there is a spot on your map right above that blue boxed area that looks like a duck in...
08-22-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,390
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Theft

The antis and bad hunters are out there that would not think twice about taking your stand. I trust no one and never leave my stand in the woods. I spent too much money on mine and have become...
08-22-2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: scents

Never used them and I still have excellent results season in and season out. I think they are all gimmicks. I just try to make sure my scent is not detectable!!
08-22-2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Here is a good tip for all you hunters out there.

Thanks. It will help some of the new hunters I am sure. I always hunt my usual spots on opening day, etc. But as the season gets into the 3rd/4th day, I go deeper where most hunters would not bother...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-22-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By NorthernHunter

What has your scouting proved this year?

I have scouted my 2 favorite bow hunting areas since June (about twice a month I spend 1-2 hours at dusk in these areas in my stand) and have noticed lots of fawns and does with some young bucks....
Forum: Bowhunting
08-22-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,413
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Can't express the importance enough

Safety is so important! Thanks for the reminder.

I never climb or descend without my full harness secured to myself. A few years back I left it at home by mistake. I only climbed 10 feet off the...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-22-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Best Hunting Show Opinions...

I see too many shows and forget all their names, but the ones I hate are the ones where they sit up in an elevated press box with chairs and shoot their rifles 100+ yards to knock down a deer. That's...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-22-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Low Acorn Crop

My scouting here in NJ shows the usual good signs of plenty of acorns already on the ground and a huge amount still up in the trees. Should be another busy year!
Forum: Bowhunting
08-22-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Practice Routine...

In June and July I shoot a few times each weekend. Maybe 10 shots per weekend just to get the arms and shoulders loose and confirm that my equipment is alright. Come August 1st, I shoot 1 arrow a...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-29-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Why do you hunt?

When I first started bow hunting, it was because I wanted to kill a deer, then another, then another. You know, get that first kill under your belt, get the head mounted, etc. However, that wore off...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-29-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: What hooks do you screw into trees to hang stuff and what rope...

I have a small rubber-coated hook that i screw into my tree to hang my bow or binnoculars. Oh, thanks for reminding me! I bought one of those bow mounts that attach to your stand platform late last...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-29-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,019
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: What do you say....

Not sure what works?! About 5 years back I had a buck on a doe's scent and I grunted, whistled, and even said, "Hey!" Either that buck was deaf or he was seriously concentrating. I mean I YELLED HEY!...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-29-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: Got it Bad!!!

I know what you are talking about! Seeing the new fawns in the fields on my way home from work and knowing here in NJ we only have about 2 months to go! September 9th! Just scheduled my remaining 20...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-29-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By NorthernHunter

RE: What does everyone bring to there stand

If I am only hunting the first 3 hours of a morning or late afternoon into the evening, I simply bring my flashlight, stand, bow, cell phone, safety harness and a relaxed mind. If I am planning to...
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