Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-11-2019, 09:21 PM   #1
Buckladd
Member
 
Buckladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hogtown
Posts: 1,082
Northern Zone - 2019

Well gang, the big game seasons are just about upon us. I'm personally not a bear hunter but I know others on this forum are. Anyone going out on Saturday, and who is getting ready for the early archery season on Sept. 27? Lots of food out there, at least apples and acorns and a few guys on here have reported seeing beechnuts. 'Hope everyone is getting ready for the season. Let's keep the conditions and sign reports coming as things progress. And of course, the stories!
__________________
Life's short, hunt hard!
Buckladd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2019, 06:34 PM   #2
St.Regis
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,331
No bow this year. I didn't practice enough to be good enough (or at least to be confident enough) to cleanly kill a deer; at least that's my logic. I did, however, get a muzzleloader license and will be in the woods for the NZ opener. Lots of acorns and hickory nuts in the woods and not much corn close by. Hoping for a buck, but will have no problem snapping a cap on a fat doe. Good luck to all and be safe!
St.Regis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2019, 09:57 PM   #3
Buckladd
Member
 
Buckladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hogtown
Posts: 1,082
Good luck to all who are going out tomorrow. I have tomorrow off as well as some time over the weekend and am pretty excited for the mornings, but not so much for the warm afternoons. A cool down next week should kick things up a bit. Hopefully we'll get some stories soon from early season deer and bear hunts. Not to mention grouse, youth waterfowl and pheasant and all the seasons that open Oct. 1. Man, I love hunting season!
__________________
Life's short, hunt hard!
Buckladd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2019, 10:45 AM   #4
Swamp Booger
Member
 
Swamp Booger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The Rack Shack, Central NY
Posts: 700
I'll miss opening weekend of northern zone muzzleloader, but that's ok because I get to start off my season on Oct 15 hunting Mule Deer in Wyoming! Plan is to leave the night of Oct 10, meet my buddy in Columbus Ohio, and drive straight thru to Casper. That will give us at least 2 days to scout the area before the season opens. We'll have up to 4 days to hunt before having to head back. I've been honing my shooting skills at 200 and 300yds and trying to get this ole bod ready by climbing stairs every day. Needless to say, my work attitude is sinking!
__________________
****************************
"The wilderness opens us to God's presence because it reduces everything to what is exactly necessary, and no more." John Lionberger Renewal in the Wilderness
***********************
My pictures:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/PT...=photos_albums
Swamp Booger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2019, 11:38 PM   #5
WAYBKDACKS
WAYBKDACKS
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Endicott, NY
Posts: 9
My son and I spent 6 days in August scouting areas in the NZ and i'm hoping all the swatting deer flies and skeeters was worth it. We speed scouted swamps, saddles and many ridge tops. On our next to last day we finally found what we had not found in the previous miles covered sweating our butts off....a new set of woods with old rubs, new rubs (last years), piles of fresh and old turds, well used trails and lots of them. We are headed back Nov 1st for a week praying for snow with the rifles, wall tent, stove, and all the other goods that weigh you down. The kicker is its a 6-7 hour haul to get back in there, two ponds to paddle, one long portage from one to the other....thoughts creep in that you may possibly be crazy, but we gotta known what is tearing up all those calve sized striped maples. If you are a deer hunter that has the bug bad its all you can think about.
WAYBKDACKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 12:19 AM   #6
Buckladd
Member
 
Buckladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hogtown
Posts: 1,082
Well, I had a nice opening morning. Saw eight deer and a flock of turkeys. Pretty much full action from sunrise until around 8:15 when I arrowed this spike. He was the first in the bunch to provide a comfortable shot, and I took advantage of the opportunity. It's been a few years since I've had some bowhunting success. Sounds like some others on here have some good hunts planned. Good luck!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN4163.JPG (70.0 KB, 300 views)
__________________
Life's short, hunt hard!
Buckladd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 10:48 AM   #7
Stillhunter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 394
Nice deer. Sounds like you had a memorable hunt. Thanks for sharing your picture.
We're you hunting from a tree stand or on the ground? How far was the shot?
Stillhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 04:14 PM   #8
WAYBKDACKS
WAYBKDACKS
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Endicott, NY
Posts: 9
Congrats! any deer with the bow is a memory never to be forgotten. Always nice to have venison in the freezer early too. He will eat very well!
WAYBKDACKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 04:49 PM   #9
chaser
pond jockey
 
chaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: At the helm
Posts: 451
Nice job BL!!!
__________________
success only comes before work in the dictionary.
chaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 07:20 PM   #10
Tug Hill
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 198
Congrats on your bow kill. Today I went to my wall tent in the southwestern ADKs and fired my stove for the first time. I have everything ready for MZ opener. Good luck everyone.
Tug Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 07:28 PM   #11
Edb 46 er
Member
 
Edb 46 er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Somewhere in New York
Posts: 599
Congratulations Buck Ladd!

Hey, Tug. Are you going to load any pics of your wall tent camp?
__________________
Two Beavers
Edb 46 er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 09:23 PM   #12
St.Regis
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,331
Way to go Buckladd!!
St.Regis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 09:30 PM   #13
Buckladd
Member
 
Buckladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hogtown
Posts: 1,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillhunter View Post
Nice deer. Sounds like you had a memorable hunt. Thanks for sharing your picture.
We're you hunting from a tree stand or on the ground? How far was the shot?
Thanks all! SH - 15 yards from a tree stand. It was an action packed morning. My young cousin sat the same stand this morning and didn't see a thing. I hope I didn't ruin it for him. He's coming back tomorrow for this 20th b-day and I hope he gets a shot.
__________________
Life's short, hunt hard!
Buckladd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 09:55 PM   #14
Tug Hill
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 198
Edb, Sure will, I have to download pics to my computer, and then maybe I can figure out how to post pics here ?
Tug Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2019, 11:09 PM   #15
Edb 46 er
Member
 
Edb 46 er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Somewhere in New York
Posts: 599
Yeah, I am in the same boat. I think you need to use a third-party site like flicker or something.
__________________
Two Beavers
Edb 46 er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2019, 06:55 PM   #16
Edb 46 er
Member
 
Edb 46 er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Somewhere in New York
Posts: 599
Sitting in my bow stand getting soaked.
__________________
Two Beavers
Edb 46 er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2019, 09:55 PM   #17
Mallard1100
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 67
Did anyone head out for muzzle loader this weekend? 5 of us are heading up to our camp in Long lake on Thursday. Can’t wait. Anyone else heading up for the opener?
Mallard1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2019, 06:19 AM   #18
Buckladd
Member
 
Buckladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hogtown
Posts: 1,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mallard1100 View Post
Did anyone head out for muzzle loader this weekend? 5 of us are heading up to our camp in Long lake on Thursday. Canít wait. Anyone else heading up for the opener?
Nice weekend for hunting with the smokepole. I only saw one deer, but heard a lot of shooting. We're concerned that too many does are being taken in our area. Every year it seems a lot of guys that don't hunt here during the rifle season come in during muzzleloading to meat hunt.
__________________
Life's short, hunt hard!
Buckladd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2019, 10:10 AM   #19
Stillhunter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 394
I agree Buckladd, the does can't get any relief between Muzzleloader season, coyotes and the long hard winters. They passed a law for the region six DMU's that border region 5 a few years ago. Now only bucks are permitted in ML season. I gave my input that the adjoining region 5 units should also be make ML bucks only. Deer numbers are dependent on the mature breeding does which is what are taken out. Hopefully this issue will be raised again and soon. Maybe you can help with your writing platforms?
Stillhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2019, 11:25 AM   #20
St.Regis
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,331
I hunted the opener of muzzleloader. I saw four does; three were within 35 yards. I let them pass. I'm heading up again later this week before the rifle opener.
St.Regis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the adkhighpeak.com administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.