RangerClay

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RangerClay last won the day on September 29 2016

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About RangerClay

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    Very Non-Typical Buck
  • Birthday 06/24/1965

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  • First Name
    Joe
  • Last Name
    H
  • Location
    Northern NY aka Gods Country
  • Gender
    Male
  • Occupation
    Middle school wood shop teacher
  • Interests
    Award winning winemaker
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    Joe

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  1. Swamp Buck

    Congrats on the buck Frank! You always tell such great stories. I'm glad everything worked out for you and you had someone to call.
  2. Team 6

    Still no break from the heat here. Warm temps all but stopped any deer movement where I was hunting. I cannot wait for November.
  3. Hate to show you this but Carlee is growing up guys.

    I had to laugh at how awkward the photo looks with his hands behind his back. Dad must have taken the picture with a pistol on his hip.
  4. Any new Realtree patterns?

    I'm still praying for the day that they bring back Realtree Hardwoods. I've gotten away from Realtree clothing because it's too light. I swear it's designed for a southern hunter and not a northern hunter. https://www.realtree.com/realtree-hardwoods-hd-camo
  5. that's not a stick

    It's a nice perk of living up north isn't. Any snakes we do have are gone by the time deer season starts.
  6. Butchering deer

    Yup. Good advise. Try getting hide off within a few hours, it peels off so easy when they are warm. It gets cold fast here in NY and I'm sure it's cold in Maine also. Last deer I shot I had the hide off as soon as I hung it. It peeled off so easy. I can never understand why people age deer with the hide on. Every slaughter house I've ever been to never ages beef with the hide on.
  7. Butchering deer

    I've cut my own deer since I was old enough to help my dad. It's not that hard once you get the hang of it and learn where all of the seams are. If possible find someone who does his own and ask to watch. There are a number of good videos on YouTube that will give you the basics. Here a few tips. 1. Skin your deer as soon as possible to start the cooling process. 2. Buy the finest butchering knives out there that you can afford. I like Forschner knives. Also get a good sharpener. 3. I bought an old fridge off craigslist. If the weather hot I will divide my deer into it's 7 main parts (inside loins, backstraps, 4 legs, neck roast) and put them in there to chill until I'm ready to work on it. 4. Wrap venison in plastic bags then use freezer paper. There is few things more satisfying as a hunter than cutting your own deer. You will have complete control of how much meat doesn't go to waste and the cleanliness of your butchering area. Good luck!
  8. Team 6

    Hi Guys, still unseasonably warm. Not much moving during the day. Our muzzleloader season starts Saturday. If the opportunity arises I will smoke a big doe for the freezer. Good luck to you!
  9. Team 6

    Hey thanks. I didn't make it out yesterday, it was just too damn warm. It was about 85 degrees and 85% humidity. It was the first opening day I've missed in years. I usually go and sit more for a ceremonial thing but I didn't want to get it all stunk up. I will be out there after work today. I can hardly wait for that first deer of the year rush.
  10. could use some prayers

    So sorry William Prayers sent for you and your entire family.
  11. Team 6

    Hi Guys! I'm here. My season starts September 27. I hope it cools down soon. It's supposed to be 90 on Monday.
  12. 2017 2018 deer contest signup

    Joe Hulbert RangerClay 52 New York Sept 27- mid December
  13. Been Quite some time

    Hey stranger! Welcome back!
  14. It's a Father's Day Friday check-in

    This year Fathers Day fell on my son's birthday so it was all about him. I didn't do much. I mowed the lawn and watched a John Wayne movie when I got a moment.
  15. Would you?

    Just wondering. Would you wear these jeans in public? I figure maybe sparkly jeans would go in San Francisco but definitely not in my neck of the woods.