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09-11-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By blsjds

I don't have anything to add as there is already...

I don't have anything to add as there is already a LOT of great advice in this thread, but definitely have to agree with CalHunter on the amount of money that can be spent just trying different...
08-29-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By blsjds

Agree - that northern edge of the field is...

Agree - that northern edge of the field is probably the best way in. Go in early, slowly, and quietly :)

Maybe place another stand or blind much closer to the western end of the property (maybe...
05-17-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By blsjds

Awesome - congrats!!!

Awesome - congrats!!!
05-16-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By blsjds

Heading out this weekend for another shot at it,...

Heading out this weekend for another shot at it, but definitely not seeing nearly as many birds recently. Good luck to you too!
05-16-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By blsjds

In my brief / novice experience this year, I've...

In my brief / novice experience this year, I've noticed several lone hens as well. Last week, we saw a lone hen and a lone doe almost walking "hand in hand" down our back field. My brother-in-law...
05-06-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By blsjds

No luck this weekend, but we were able to get a...

No luck this weekend, but we were able to get a LOT of gobbling in response to our calls. We tried to be as judicial as possible with calling, but just couldn't coax them over to where we were.
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05-02-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By blsjds

Damn that sucks, but still exciting that you were...

Damn that sucks, but still exciting that you were close! I'll be heading out Saturday morning, although if it's not pouring tomorrow am and I'm up, I might give it a shot.

That's interesting - I...
05-01-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By blsjds

Thanks Phil! I will be hunting in the fields...

Thanks Phil!

I will be hunting in the fields behind my house, so I've been watching their movement when I can, and have definitely noticed less activity the last 10 days. Hopefully the decoys I...
04-30-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By blsjds

Damn - that would definitely spook me ha ha.

Damn - that would definitely spook me ha ha.
04-30-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By blsjds

Good luck, guys! The season opens here in NY...

Good luck, guys!

The season opens here in NY on Wed, 5/1 and goes through 5/31. Half hour before sunrise to noon.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast is calling for rain showers each day...
03-28-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By blsjds

Not too bad, but a decent amount of blood for...

Not too bad, but a decent amount of blood for sure. Ran about 20 yards and dropped.

This year, I shot a female from just over 100 yards with a .223 rifle. She dropped almost instantly and a lot...
03-27-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By blsjds

Great story and well told. It is always...

Great story and well told. It is always surprising to me that deer will still come around despite the presence of coyotes.

A few years ago, I spotted a coyote about 60 yards away. The clicking...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By blsjds

I have a Savage Model 11F in .308 that is really...

I have a Savage Model 11F in .308 that is really accurate with the Hornady Custom Lite cartridges; this is definitely my go to rifle.

Of course, I'm looking to pick up a Tikka T3x Lite Stainless...
01-17-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By blsjds

Thanks! Coyote season in NY ends March 31st, but...

Thanks! Coyote season in NY ends March 31st, but will start up again October 1st. Definitely going to take advantage of that.



Thanks Jake! I agree; the dairy farmer across the street...
01-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By blsjds

Thank you - that was definitely a lot of fun! My...

Thank you - that was definitely a lot of fun! My son really enjoyed it and is learning a lot as well.
01-17-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By blsjds

Coyote Success!

A few years ago while deer hunting on a very cold, quiet morning, a coyote just happened to be on the move about 60 yards from me. She paused to navigate a fence and since I was on a friend's farm, I...
12-12-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,924
Posted By blsjds

I enjoyed your doe story! :) Definitely...

I enjoyed your doe story! :)

Definitely agree re: most of the hunting shows. I wish they would focus more on technique and education (scouting, habits, explaining why they are doing certain...
12-11-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By blsjds

I caught up with some friends of mine that hunt...

I caught up with some friends of mine that hunt in central NY; they said it was very slow up there as well.
12-09-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,924
Posted By blsjds

I could not agree more. I was just saying the...

I could not agree more. I was just saying the same thing to my wife and brother-in-law yesterday.
12-07-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By blsjds

I know this is off topic, but everything I've...

I know this is off topic, but everything I've read about the 7mm-08 is really positive. I'm currently using a Savage Model 11F in .308, but I'm using the switch to 7mm-08 as an excuse to buy a new...
12-07-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By blsjds

Crazy how things work out sometimes. My jaw...

Crazy how things work out sometimes. My jaw would've been on the floor. Hopefully they make it to next year!



Damn - that's really disappointing to hear. Good luck out there today!


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12-05-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By blsjds

Awesome - congratulations!!

Awesome - congratulations!!
12-05-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By blsjds

I'm generally happy as long as we're seeing...

I'm generally happy as long as we're seeing something ha ha. The Friday before opening day, a freakin' coyote was walking right past where our blind is set up. Definitely hoping to take it out...
12-05-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By blsjds

Sounds like a good season, Jake! Fall turkey...

Sounds like a good season, Jake!

Fall turkey season ended Nov 2nd. They came out of the woodwork on Nov 3rd ha ha.

- Dan
12-05-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,408
Posted By blsjds

How did you make out this season so far?

How did you guys do this season? Any interesting stories or encounters?

Rifle season ends here in NY this weekend and for us, it seemed a strange 3 weeks. Lots of rain, really mixed temps, full...
Forum: Guns
11-29-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By blsjds

This is a tough one, as there is a lot of debate...

This is a tough one, as there is a lot of debate right now in the US about mental illness and gun ownership (not saying you are mentally ill, but autism, in it's more severe forms, probably falls...
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