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11-06-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Climbing stand & physical effort?

I've had a Loggy Bayou for 15 years. Havn't used it in 5. In winter clothes, in the pitch black I find it unnerving to say the least. Having fallen twice (from "permanent" stands) I do have a large...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-2008, 10:55 AM
Forum: Northeast
09-15-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,847
Posted By Zoomer

RE: NYer's license

I got 4T first try, denied on my second choice but my wife got 8W first try which she conveniently transferred to me in the sport shop parking lot. Bow, Muzzleloader, buck and 2 doe tags. I'm pretty...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,675
Posted By Zoomer

RE: NY Pistol Permit?

You should see the hoops we have to jump through to own and transport a pistol in Suffolk County...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Zoomer

RE: NY antler restrictions starting to pay off

Those are good deer in anybodys book. I hunt all over NY including the Hudson Valley, Adirondacks, Steuben county and even on Long Island. Biggest racks by far - go to the ones on Long Island. Nicest...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,396
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Dealing with black bears while deer hunting

My friend had a run in with a blackie in the great dismal swamp in VA. Deer quotas are very liberal and he shot a few deer the first week out. On his way to the stand (at o'dark 30) a few days later...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-01-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By Zoomer

New GSP pup on the way!!

Sadly, last year I had to put my 7 yr old GSP down. Got the cancer thing young..devastating loss to my children, my wife and myself. It was the right thing to do, I know in my heart it was but to...
06-30-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,483
Posted By Zoomer

RE: 22-250 on Deer

If the military uses 5.56 NATO (a souped up .223 Remington) for warfare I see no reason a similar bullet weight/energy combo would not work for deer.
I know I would not hunt Whitetails with it nor...
06-30-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,094
Posted By Zoomer

RE: How much lead on a running hog?

Actually a great question. At one of the the ranges where I shoot they have a "running" deer target. It's on tracks, made of plywood and it crosses at about 60 yards. There are safe zones in which to...
06-30-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,170
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Ballistic or

Hmmmm. I seem to be be the lone wolf on this subject. I have been using Nosler BT's in my -06 for the past 6 years. I prefer the 168 Grains but have shot the 150's as well. Virtually all of the deer...
Forum: Northeast
12-14-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By Zoomer

RE: WERE CAN I COYOTE HUNT

Usually we just put the gut piles and leftover bones/hyde from butchering out on a full moon, load a 20 rnd mag for my RRA AR-15 varmint and wait 2 or 3 hours. We shoot the snot out of 'em. When deer...
Forum: Northeast
12-14-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Southern Tier Rifle Hunting

Quite honestly I like hunting with the shotgun. I do have the luxury of hunting all over NY and have been blessed to be able to take deer with a bow, shotgun, rifle and muzzleloader. The rifle has...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,733
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Hey NYers it's almost here.

They just changed the county that I do mosy of my hunting in to rifle. I'm actually kind of confused as to what to carry. I have hunted extensively with the rifle in the Adirondacks and over by...
11-08-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Beginners Luck

Cont me in. 1st year of hunting. 1st real day in the woods. Borrowed gun. Borrowed clothes. 15 minutes in the woods and a nice 6pt trots up and stopped 15 feet from me. I've been buying all sorts of...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,602
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Steuben County NY buck down...Pics

Congrats on the nice deer. We hunt on the 8T 8W border outside of Bath. We've been seeing some boomers all summer 2 sweet 10's that we know of.....and a black bear running around too. Hope I don't...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,516
Posted By Zoomer

RE: NY TICKS..

I trained my German shorthair out in fields on Long Island and got Lyme's. It was really nasty too. Thank God we caught it early. Went paintballing with my son and his friends this past summer out...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,306
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Sitting all day

Used to sit all day in a tree. God it was awful, mind numbing and arduous. I have shot deer at noon tho. I cant do it any more. I hunt entirely from the ground now. 2 falls will do that to a person....
11-02-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Just Wondering What Kind Of Slugs Most People Use

My Rem. 870 smooth bore LOVES regular old Winchester 2 3/4 rifled 1oz. The 3" mags (Federal, et. al.) would"jam" in my gun. I could't cycle the pump because the brass base expanded too much-so much...
Forum: Northeast
11-02-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Scared Hikers

Never had a problem per se, but I did have a very interesting experience. Bow hunt 4 years ago, full camo w/gloves facemask, etc., walking along a trail on public land and I hear a noise coming down...
11-02-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,514
Posted By Zoomer

RE: driving to deer camp

The Dairy Farm I hunt is 250 miles.
The A'dacks cabin is 325 miles.
The best place on the face of the earth for me to hunt is 422 miles and a 5 minute quad ride.
11-02-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Zoomer

RE: 30.06 Load Help

I like other posters here have taken many deer with the 30 caliber rounds (-06 and 308 Win.) My favorite is the Nosler ballistic tips in 168 Gr. I also have used the 150's with great success. I have...
11-02-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,525
Posted By Zoomer

RE: What are good Deer/Beer Camp pranks to play on my buddies?

Oh there are so many pranks to pull. It all depends on the severity and consequences/repercussions of your actions. Here are a few.

Put a chicken bullion cube in the shower head. I dont care...
03-22-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Zoomer

RE: 168 Grain?

Good question. I know guys shoot them in target matches. I load up Nosler ballistic tips (both 150's and 168's for my -06) and shoot Winchester Supremes (Nosler 168 gr. ballistic tips again) for...
Forum: Northeast
03-21-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,389
Posted By Zoomer

RE: New Years Resolutions for NY Hunting & Hunters

OK I'll bite. Here are my comments on this thread so far. Bear in mind that my "hunting situation" is different than most in that I have a 3 month archery season on Long Island and I hunt bow,...
03-08-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,303
Posted By Zoomer

RE: when do u gut them?

As soon as I'm sure it's dead. I've been known to walk over to the carcass slappin on the latex gloves and flipping out my folder in the process. Clean them out quickly, neatly and efficiently and...
02-14-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,940
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Can't express the importance enough

Had the unfortunate experience of falling not once but twice! 1st time I hugged the tree but crashed and burned all the way down. Dislocated my AC joint in the shoulder and fractured the humeral head...
12-09-2005, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Zoomer

RE: am i INSANE

I think my friend that you have been sitting in treestands too long this season as you are in my opinion - certifiably insane.
Forum: Northeast
12-02-2005, 08:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,715
Posted By Zoomer

RE: NYSDEC is a joke

Sorry to hear about your tough season so far. I too hunt in Steuben over by Bath - Savona. All people in my camp hated the Saturday opener. Alot fewer shot than normal too (and we border 6,000 acres...
Forum: Guns
11-15-2005, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By Zoomer

RE: 12ga. slug vs 30cal.

WOW. A very thought provoking question as I hunt all over NY and use both guns quite often. Both are highly efficient deer killers - when used properly within the confines of the hunt. The 12 Ga....
Forum: Guns
11-15-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,405
Posted By Zoomer

RE: What would a 50 bmg do to a deer or elk...

Please...a 750 grain projectile at 2000 fps on a 150 - 200 lb animal?? Just like friz says punch a 50 cal hole in one side and out the other.
11-14-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Intersting Picture ..can you BELEIVE THIS?

Wish my mother in law was a passenger that day.

Only kidding
Forum: Guns
11-14-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Reducing Recoil ???

Shoot a .270 or a .308 instead.

Really, why would you want to shoot a .375 if you are so worried about recoil??

Sorry if I sound adversarial but I dont see connection between a 375 and...
Forum: Northeast
11-11-2005, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By Zoomer

RE: taconic ny

I'll tell you how I hunt the Taconic. Foremost secure a vehicle from work - preferably the oldest rust bucket the company's got. Then drive at 85 miles an hour back and forth between fawn stock state...
Forum: Black Powder
11-07-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Omega Owner Confused and disappointed

Dang!!!! 300 shots!!??!! I put 15 rounds through my new 50 cal stainless camo stock Omega to sight it in back in June then hurt my shoulder (rotator cuff/surgery/out for 16 weeks). 1st day in the...
11-07-2005, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Zoomer

RE: passed on a 10pt opening morning

Tough decision. I probably would have wasted it, but thats me...based on my experience and where, when, and how often I hunt. In my humble opinion it's not what other hunters think..it's what you...
11-07-2005, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Success with the ML!

Congrats on your 1st ML deer. I too shot my first this year in the Adirondacks in upstate NY. T/C 50 cal., stainlessOmegaw/a 250 grain Shockwave and 3 777 pellets. The deer crumpled where it stood at...
11-02-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,787
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Easiest way to skin a deer?

I concurr with JNTURK. cut the paws off at the elbows and slit the fur to the body along the inside of the legs. Hang the deer from the head and skin the neck down about 12 inches. Put a golf ball on...
11-02-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Can anyone help?? I am stumped.

OK my 2 cents. You didnt say how much property you or your neighbor have but if the neighbor logged (chain saws, skidders and all the ruckus) the deer probably did move. They (hopefully) moved to...
Forum: Northeast
11-02-2005, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Zoomer

RE: CWD; to eat or not to eat

By saying CWD was "found in WV" does that mean in the local area where you hunt or across the state? In a word I would eat NO deer from a CWD zone but have no problem eating them from another area....
Forum: Northeast
11-02-2005, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Hey Ny hows your season been so far ???

Northern Zone (Adirondacks) got my 1st with a muzzleloader - what a rush!! A big doe, camp meat. Seen a nice wide 8pt twice with the bow at 45 yards each time.....bummer. Cant wait for gun to open.
Forum: Northeast
10-22-2005, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Any lucky NYers?

I too hunt in the Old Forge area. Got up there on Thursday morning - the 1st one without rain and blistered a pig of a doe within 30 minutes of first light. My 1st with my new muzzle loader. Had to...
Forum: Black Powder
10-22-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Zoomer

1st BP deer!!!

I just have to post this. My 1st year with a Muzzle loader - a new Omega .50 stainless. 1st day of a week long hunt but only in the woods for 30 minutes (including walking to the stand). 3 does cross...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,534
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Unbelievable NY Deer

No clue huh? I NEVER said it was taken in an illegal area, or even illegally and I resent the insulting tone of your comments. I clearly indicated that my observations were "in my experience". After...
10-14-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Zoomer

RE: I dont know when to mow...

Fire up the brush hog and cut alternating shooting lanes. And carry the gun while on the tractor just in case :)
Forum: Northeast
10-14-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,534
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Unbelievable NY Deer

Surprise surprise...it IS a NY deer. I've seen some real bruisers around Long Island (not quite like him....) but what gets me is the body size. LI deer RARELY get that big body wise (in my...
Forum: Black Powder
10-12-2005, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,093
Posted By Zoomer

Omega flash hole size

OK. I'm a rookie at Black Powder and have a new T/C Omega 50 in stainless. Shot/sighted it in firing about 15 rounds through it (3 - 50 Pellets of Triple 7, 250 Grain Hornady XTP's and Shockwaves in...
10-10-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Gun question

1st deer I ever shot was with a scoped, lever 30-30 at 125 yards. It is a capapble gun at that distance providing you can get the bullet where it belongs. As others have pointed out, there are better...
Forum: Northeast
10-05-2005, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By Zoomer

RE: Anyone seeing deer in central NY

I hunt in 8W (Bath - Savona). We have 2 "basket rack" 4pts, a six and a nice 8 pt running around. We also have a big Doe with triplets crossing the road with great regularity. They better stop that...
Forum: Northeast
09-23-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,127
Posted By Zoomer

RE: NY buck breeding doe pic 9/10/05

No...this one is a little more disturbing.

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09-23-2005, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Zoomer

RE: watching the open field

A 10 pointer!!. I would beat you girlfriends brother into silence/submission and hunt that parcel hard my friend. That deer had no idea what you were - 100 yards away and no scent..

Remember...
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