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Old 10-16-2013, 10:05 PM   #61
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mgc, I have some quirky rules on my land also: like you can't shoot what you won't eat, including coyotes. Hunt for the freezer mostly but wouldn't turn down a trophy. The herd is too big where I own land. There is no understory in the forest and I have a difficult time protecting tree saplings. Last year my best Oak tree that survived sapling stage got completely girdled by a buck rub. Ironic that I plant trees for future mast production. You can only smile at the paradox. Now if a four wheeler ran over that oak.....
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #62
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Ouch...caught me red handed. I planted pin oaks and cedars this year......many of them were quickly topped. I hope to still be able to get to my stands years from now when the oaks finally bear fruit.

I used to have the same "only shoot what I can eat" rule...Then one day I was asking a farmer for permission to hunt geese and he asked, "do you shoot crows?" "No" i said, "I only shoot what I can eat." As the words left my mouth I realized that was the wrong reply..."but I can learn to" I followed with quickly. I now shoot crows and hunt geese, deer and turkey on his land.
I watch the fox and other critters in my woods but will shoot a coyote if I have the chance....not an easy task. They are always moving through really quickly. I don't go out of my way for them. I have also been tolerating a beaver even though he managed to make a real mess of some trees this summer. He's still on probation.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:55 AM   #63
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Ouch...caught me red handed. I planted pin oaks and cedars this year......many of them were quickly topped. I hope to still be able to get to my stands years from now when the oaks finally bear fruit.

I used to have the same "only shoot what I can eat" rule...Then one day I was asking a farmer for permission to hunt geese and he asked, "do you shoot crows?" "No" i said, "I only shoot what I can eat." As the words left my mouth I realized that was the wrong reply..."but I can learn to" I followed with quickly. I now shoot crows and hunt geese, deer and turkey on his land.
I watch the fox and other critters in my woods but will shoot a coyote if I have the chance....not an easy task. They are always moving through really quickly. I don't go out of my way for them. I have also been tolerating a beaver even though he managed to make a real mess of some trees this summer. He's still on probation.
Methinks there are two sets of standards to bear; one set when you visit an ecosystem and another if you are a participant of an ecosystem. I enjoy both but believe I gain a greater understanding from participation, and hope I am wrong less as I learn.

PS. I won't make it to see the fruit of the oak's labor.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #64
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Big Spruce....nice buck. I understood exactly how you wrote it
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:04 PM   #65
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That's a fine buck, Big Spruce.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #66
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Here is a catskill buck 7pter. 156lbs.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #67
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Nice Buck Wellsley
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #68
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #69
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Nice Job Wellsley ! Good eating right there
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:29 PM   #70
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Good to see some people getting their harvests. I'm still working on mine for this year, but the hiking has been fun anyhow.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:51 PM   #71
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killed this deer tonight, he came out while i was in my blind i'd say he was around 150 yards away. I hit him low in the front shoulder and about blew off his leg, the 2nd shot hit him in the lungs.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:32 AM   #72
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Nice!
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #73
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congrats nice deer
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:55 AM   #74
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #75
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Here are a couple of pictures of our hunt last month.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #76
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Nice bucks congrats.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #77
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Thats a couple of real nice backwoods bucks , congrats.
That 10 is a beauty but that 4 has a nice rack as well.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:51 PM   #78
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The four point was 145lbs an the ten went 175lbs
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #79
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Holly jeez that's a nice looking buck!!!!
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That's a brute, congrats!
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