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dbHunterNY last won the day on October 5 2016

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About dbHunterNY

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  • Birthday 07/29/1983


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    Melrose (Upstate), NY
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    Electrical Engineering Consultant
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    Any kind of outdoor receation you could think of.
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    I'm a country boy at heart. I grew up on the family farm with the flag flying high in the front yard. I've been around hunting my entire life.
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    Dan Bugbee

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  1. i agree with what Al said. also seems to me that buck is only 2.5 or 3.5 years old.
  2. seems like it was a hell of a trip you'll remember for a long time.
  3. i know this is an old thread but.... target bows are often longer with a higher brace height for more comfort and forgiveness. that said if you shoot your hunting bow throughout the year it will feel the most comfortable and be more consistent for you starting out. plus come fall you'll be more than ready and dialed in.
  4. Decided to stop back in here and wish all the Realtree forum members a belated Merry Christmas. Hope it was a good one!
  5. drop tines are not a 4.5 year old buck is a great buck anywhere. not that you need much of it but good luck Al.
  6. Been gone from the forums a while. Lot going on. Moving into a new house and deer management for others sort of stuff, including running a QDM co-op. Season here in NY state started October 1st (bow right now) some areas further north a little sooner. Haven't made it out yet though. Hopefully get the new house settled enough and work will slow up some so i can get out there. These forums always in the back of my mind. Decided to check back in. Hope everyone's season is off to a great start. Best of luck this fall. - Dan
  7. shaun muzzy has changed hands and is now owned by same company that owns Rage and others. I used them years ago though and they worked great. missed a buck low and one went into a dead blown down tree. unscrewed the arrow from the stuck head, gently kicked it loose. spun fine, so i put it back on the arrow and then shot a doe and a red fox with it. i did swap out the blades after hitting the blow down though.
  8. older original post and haven't been around in a while. not sure if Al has hard antler pics but it's extremely deceiving trying to age a buck on the hoof when it's still in velvet late summer. i agree with Al in that it's probably 4.5 yrs old. depth of body front to back is very even typical of full skeletal maturity, with the legs looking not overly long compared to the body like you'd get with 2.5 and 3.5. neck with no swelling or bulk is still fairly low on the chest. by now that thing is probably juiced up and has put on some serious bulk up front, despite not the thick northern deer some of us are used to. definitely hope he connects and sends teeth out. i don't think he supplemental feeds year round down there so cementum annuli results should be true to what they are.
  9. just to shutup unless the deer is walking away from you. lol call less. got to give them time to think about it and wonder where exactly you are. call too much and they'll walk right up to the tree and look up at you, whether you've got a shot or not.
  10. if you aren't shooting really long distance get a 3-9x40 muzzleloader/shotgun scope. they typically have longer eye relief it seems like. if you're shooting out there past 400 yards then more magnification might be helpful. shooting farther will get you in a pickle shooting with just elevation in mind and not figuring in wind.
  11. nope. only use a 12ga and 20ga. another gun isn't a bad thing. great for youth and usually compact for small game hunting in thick brush. lightweight too.
  12. I'm on facebook. I have a couple QDM group pages on there to keep track of. Also I suppose someone has to keep an eye on Tim Andrus and Steve Beilgard. Friends with some others that came from here as well. All is fairly well. Day job is busy. Past deer season was good. Turkey season starts tomorrow here in NY. Woodchucks are out, if i can only get out to clear out the hay fields before the hay grows too tall in the next month. That's assuming we stop getting snow and it warms up a bit. Pretty wet so far so it should catch right up.