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07-06-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,148
Posted By YTCLT

Great boots

I tried all brands of rubber boots designed for hunting and in short order I began disliking them. Then I got myself Muck boots...Iíve had them for 6 years now and I find myself wearing them for all...
12-29-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,917
Posted By YTCLT

I grew up with a 30-06, used a 270 for a while...

I grew up with a 30-06, used a 270 for a while and have since gone to a 280. Personally I like the 280 the best. It shoots as flat as the 270 and hits pretty much as hard as the 30-06. The best part...
12-18-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By YTCLT

Iíve been hunting for 44 years, and the vast...

Iíve been hunting for 44 years, and the vast majority of the deer Iíve killed have been killed with a bow. I do a little gun hunting, and given the increased range with a gun I donít feel as...
09-25-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 34,500
Posted By YTCLT

ATV spreader

I used an ATV spreader from Gemplers for a number of years. It had a pretty fine gate adjustment and I could close it enough for clover or alfalpha. It died this year and in a pinch I bought a $100...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-25-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By YTCLT

I don’t see as much morning traffic as evening...

I don’t see as much morning traffic as evening traffic, at any time of the year. So...I avoid morning units until things begin to heat up toward late October. Once bucks are on their feet searching...
09-25-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By YTCLT

.280

It is the best of both worlds...
Forum: Technical
12-31-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By YTCLT

I never use hunting blades on targets and havenít...

I never use hunting blades on targets and havenít for 30 years. I bought a spin tester for my hunting heads a long time ago and I check to make sure they spin perfectly, or make adjustments until...
12-25-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By YTCLT

Iíve just begun a battle w pigweed and thank God...

Iíve just begun a battle w pigweed and thank God Iím not experiencing roundup resistance but Iíve read 2 4d kills it if itís small. Iíve also read a mix of roundup and 2 4d works and I know from...
12-25-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,709
Posted By YTCLT

Dead right. Anything is possible but everything...

Dead right. Anything is possible but everything isnít sensible.
12-16-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,656
Posted By YTCLT

Iíve heard about guys throwing down forage radish...

Iíve heard about guys throwing down forage radish seeds to help break the soil. Radishes are planted on top and not buried at all. They help break up compacted soil because they ďbore inĒ and if they...
12-12-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By YTCLT

Blood tracking lights

Last year I bought a Primos blood tracking light. For whatever reason I never tried it and I think I was kind of kicking myself for spending the money on what I began thinking was a gimmic. Well...I...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By YTCLT

Sasquatch. For sure...

Sasquatch. For sure...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By YTCLT

Iíd like to think Iíve seen everything over the...

Iíd like to think Iíve seen everything over the years as Iíve been bow hunting religiously since the mid-80ís. And with that said I was kicking myself for ďblowingĒ a chip shot on a doe this year. ...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By YTCLT

They look funky but shoot great. I bought a...

They look funky but shoot great. I bought a carbon element a few years ago and itís the best and most accurate bow Iíve ever owned. That said...all the top manufacturers make a great product and I...
12-12-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By YTCLT

Not stupid at all. Iíll run my disk w the disks...

Not stupid at all. Iíll run my disk w the disks straightíish or use a steel drag and just run over the clover etc. it exposes dirt, and while it sounds like it would do a lot of damage it really...
12-10-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By YTCLT

I need to look into the wild plums...great idea.

I need to look into the wild plums...great idea.
12-10-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,749
Posted By YTCLT

My Remington 700 in 280 shoots 5/8 inch groups @...

My Remington 700 in 280 shoots 5/8 inch groups @ 100 yards with handloads I cooked up and I love it. I own 270ís and an 06 but this gun is the one I carry. It shoots flat and hits hard...perfect!
12-10-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By YTCLT

My property is located among thousands of acres...

My property is located among thousands of acres of woods. I have about 14 acres of fields that are all planted for deer, with a mixed variety of stuff. Most have clover, chickory and alfalfa. One...
12-05-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By YTCLT

Dead right...test. You may be stunned by what you...

Dead right...test. You may be stunned by what you need to do to get it right. Where I am changing PH is done by adding tons per acre...and itís a lot cheaper than wasting seed and fertilizer that...
12-05-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By YTCLT

I use a lot of whitetail institute products but...

I use a lot of whitetail institute products but have never used that one. That said Iíve had great success with their Fusion product and clover product their (new) Beets and Greens, Tall Tine Tubers...
12-04-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By YTCLT

Hey...I saw a few posts about white hair being...

Hey...I saw a few posts about white hair being potentially a bad sign, and it could be. If the shot was downward a higher hit on the entry side would produce a lower exit, possibly in the white. Iíve...
11-28-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By YTCLT

Ditto. I started hunting in Sitka gear last year...

Ditto. I started hunting in Sitka gear last year and it is hands down the best gear Iíve ever used. Love it.
11-27-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By YTCLT

Both my 10 year olds started with synthetic...

Both my 10 year olds started with synthetic stocked 270ís. They knock down deer and do not kick that bad. As they grew I replaced the stock and they use the guns to this day as 20 & 21 year olds. I...
11-19-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By YTCLT

I rarely do anything other than bow hunt, even...

I rarely do anything other than bow hunt, even during gun season, and Iíve set all of my stands at between 20-26 feet...tending toward the upper end usually.
11-19-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By YTCLT

The rut has nothing to do with warm or cold...

The rut has nothing to do with warm or cold weather. It has to do with photo duration (amount of sunlight) and is consistent regionally every year. While warm weather may stifle deer movement during...
11-16-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By YTCLT

Cedars do effect apple trees but the good news is...

Cedars do effect apple trees but the good news is it isnít fatal (not a positive for the tree however) and itís easily controlled with spray. The timing is important, and itís when the cedar trees...
11-16-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By YTCLT

Keep in mind ďthe rutĒ isnít like a light switch,...

Keep in mind ďthe rutĒ isnít like a light switch, on or off. Some does, inexplicably come in earlier. I found 1 day old twin fawns on May 18th one year on my farm in a field I was mowing (Va). That...
11-16-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,676
Posted By YTCLT

Iíll add a couple quick points. Dragging head...

Iíll add a couple quick points. Dragging head first does work better because of the way the fur lies. When that was my only way of getting deer out Iíd tie the front legs to the neck of a doe and/or...
11-04-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By YTCLT

The apple tree advice is good advice, and here...

The apple tree advice is good advice, and here are a few additional thoughts. You have to plant trees that cross pollinate each other or you will get no apples. Simplistic advice says plants a...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-01-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By YTCLT

In my experience (42 years hunting), the fact...

In my experience (42 years hunting), the fact that he got to where it layed down (in the dark) is a sign it was hit reasonably hard. If I was to bet Iíd say that deer layed down again as soon as it...
10-31-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By YTCLT

I shoot a Hoyt set at 70 pounds. Iíve been using...

I shoot a Hoyt set at 70 pounds. Iíve been using NAP 3 blade heads for...a very long time, like 20 years or maybe more. With the exception of hitting the spine of a deer I always pass through. My...
10-29-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By YTCLT

If you do it yourself you are guaranteed to get...

If you do it yourself you are guaranteed to get what you want. Iíve been doing it for years and when my boys started hunting I insisted they participate, even if it was just front shoulders and neck...
10-29-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,247
Posted By YTCLT

Add a bit of bad weather and or darkness and the...

Add a bit of bad weather and or darkness and the best sense of direction can go out the window. A compass and/or GPS is a good thing to have. I have a funny and embarrassing story...big snow storm in...
10-24-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,247
Posted By YTCLT

Lots of good stuff mentioned. Iíd add compass,...

Lots of good stuff mentioned. Iíd add compass, GPS and a couple spare flashlight/GPS batteries. The toilet paper was a real good add!!!
10-24-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,245
Posted By YTCLT

Iíve read thatís the case and from experience...

Iíve read thatís the case and from experience believe it to be true as well. Meat should age before itís butchered and packed. Also...ever been to a top shelf steak place where they dry age steaks?...
10-18-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,732
Posted By YTCLT

Iím on the NC /Va border with similar winters. My...

Iím on the NC /Va border with similar winters. My property is primarily oaks, hickory, and a few other types of trees like poplar etc. I have around 12 acres in deer crops on 6 different fields w...
10-11-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By YTCLT

The 280 is worth checking out. Comparing 140gr...

The 280 is worth checking out. Comparing 140gr bullets out of the 280 and a 270 the energy at 200 yards is nearly identical and the bullet drop using similar ballistics coefficient bullets is...
10-09-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By YTCLT

The base crop in all my fields is clover, and...

The base crop in all my fields is clover, and alfalfa. Every August I mow, then take a steel drag (making sure rain is in the forecast) and drag the fields. I might even set my disk blades straight...
10-09-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By YTCLT

Iím in southern Virginia and 2 years ago I opened...

Iím in southern Virginia and 2 years ago I opened a new 3 acre field. After having it stumped and aggressively disked I had 16 tons of lime applied. Then I disked that in aggressively. 6 months later...
10-08-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By YTCLT

PH is key. Acidic soil block plants ability to...

PH is key. Acidic soil block plants ability to take up fertilizer/nutrients. Iíve measured my lime applications in tons/acre and it took a couple of years to correct soil that hadnít seem lime in...
10-08-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,613
Posted By YTCLT

My farm is in Va, and I have bears and a ton of...

My farm is in Va, and I have bears and a ton of deer. Deer love to eat young apple trees, so protection is a must. What Iím about to say will not stop a bear, but works great for deer. Buy a roll of...
10-03-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,682
Posted By YTCLT

From what Iíve read itís worth looking into NC...

From what Iíve read itís worth looking into NC coastal black bears. Apparently they are some of the largest in the country and depending on where u live it can be a drive vs. airfare. Outdoor life or...
10-03-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,682
Posted By YTCLT

Exactly right. I have never hunted brown bears,...

Exactly right. I have never hunted brown bears, only black. Brown bears are a totally different deal based on what Iíve seen and read!
10-02-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,682
Posted By YTCLT

If big bears mean brown, and they are big, then...

If big bears mean brown, and they are big, then ignore this post. If big can mean black bears to you then I've done that in Canada. Saskatchewan to be precise with a guide by the name of Rob Nye. ...
10-02-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By YTCLT

Here's my 2 cents...I've had them work and...

Here's my 2 cents...I've had them work and friends have as well. I killed a beautiful 9 years ago that came in dead down wind sniffing the scent, right up to where it ended, and his day did too. I've...
10-02-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,246
Posted By YTCLT

The only time I do not get a total pass thru is...

The only time I do not get a total pass thru is if I accidentally hit the spine. I've gone through shoulder bones, ribs and generally I find my arrow buried 6 inches in the dirt or worse, stuck in a...
10-01-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,246
Posted By YTCLT

I agree on tracking and finding the deer if you...

I agree on tracking and finding the deer if you believe your shot is good. Somehow the "backing out and waiting till morning" thing seems to have become the thing to do on tv...why, not sure when...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-27-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,571
Posted By YTCLT

I've killed a ton of deer over the past 15-20...

I've killed a ton of deer over the past 15-20 years with NAP Thunderheads. Today, with small 2" fletching, I find the 100 grain heads fly beautifully. Back in the day with 5" actual feathers I used...
09-24-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,171
Posted By YTCLT

Roger that. 100% correct and the rut goes on...

Roger that. 100% correct and the rut goes on regardless of temperature however the action might be after dark since it's cooler. Same time, every year...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-24-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By YTCLT

I did this for years in Westchester County NY....

I did this for years in Westchester County NY. The above advice is good...I'd add dress well. Not suit or tie, but neat and clean and not in your camo. I used to also look for houses or areas where...
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