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  1. used2belucky

    used2belucky Weekend Warrior

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    southern NY here.. early season has been super slow for me . barely seen anything until sunday morning, saw 4 bucks on the drive to the orchard then I saw 9 bucks and 5 doe in a 5 hour sit . all youngsters, all were revved up sparring scraping rubbing.. pushing doe around. had a fork and a spike pushing each other around for a good hour @ 10 yards from me and got to hear my first ever in snort wheeze in 30 years of hunting (was much quieter than I thought it would be) ... any other new Yorkers seeing any action ??
     
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    Broome co. Here. Along the pa border. I’ve had about the same, early season 10/1 ( which I had to work ) was my last sighting of my #1 hit lister during day light / shooting times. I wasn’t even picking up bucks on trail cams. I saw some does for a short time after that, but even they dropped off the radar. 10/24 was the first decent buck I’ve had on cam in nearly two months & @ 0948.

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    I put a post on here back in early September to get an estimate of age and most said 2.5. I’m not good at estimates yet. Here’s that photo as well, and would like an opinion from another NYer.

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    I’m dying to hear a snort wheeze. Did u get to see the buck that made it?
     
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    From VT, but have a lease in Northern NY. Not seeing any sign of chasing yet, but bucks are sparring and seeing allot more scrapes appearing everywhere. Happy to hear gears are shifting as we approach Halloween! Getting out this evening with fingers crossed.
     
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    ash d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Broome County also super slow seen a couple does here and there that presented no shots. Guys I know who hunt the same county report the same.slowest year to date for me.


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    Orange County, no rut activity yet. Let's keep this thread alice


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    Onondaga/Madison county here....Young bucks are seeking doe, the mature buck so far are still a no-show. I've seen deer pretty much every sit so far but once. Hoping things pick up in the next 2 weeks, so far its on track.
     
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    I had a nice buck visiting a doe that I walked up on a week or so ago. Got a snort wheeze out of him before he bolted. There wasn't any chasing or sparring. I'll be in the woods tomorrow, and I have a feeling that there will be some action in this area. I'll report back on what I see. I'm down in Suffolk.
     
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    Orleans Genesee here and lots of activity but no rut markers yet. Attribute it to the cold snap.
     
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    Hard to say. That velvet Pic id put him at 2.5 but the hard horn Pic imo looks a year older.. either way I hope you get to see him.
    The buck that I saw snort wheeze was a 2.5 year old and was 5 yards from my stand he just finished sparring with a spike when he did it. So close I literally saw the snot come out his nose.
    I’ve had a lot more camera appearances this week from some of the older bucks in the area. All in the middle of the night. Can’t wait for Saturday to come hopefully one of them slips up


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    Who’s Alice? Haha!
     
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    I’d almost consider them different deer if it wasn’t for the crab claws. Never seen any of our local deer with them. Velvet pic he looks shy like a awkward teenager (2.5). Hard horned he appears confident & def swollen neck.

    OMG, I think the snot would have been coming out of my nose too with your bucks snort wheeze at only 5 yards. I really thought that only very mature & aggressive bucks would snort wheeze and since I don’t see many of this age category I figured ours just wouldn’t be prone to it.

    I think we’re on the verge of it getting going. I have to work the morning both sat & sun, but on mon I’m off for 7 days. I may have timed it well.

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    I call this last guy boo. He likes to play peek-a-boo with my camera. Not much in tine length but wide & cool chocolate horns. Good luck this weekend
     
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    Hey ash. I had talked to u once before looking for different places to hunt. My cams got great pics of some fine bucks & like u said went silent.

    I just posted a pic of my fav that I nick named Boo. This is the last pic I have of him. Opening day around 7 am....... & I was stuck at work. I think this pic is my fav, kinda fits his name in a ghostly sense too No a single pic of him since. He had been at this same camera site every few days before going cold

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    I took my cams down as soon as season started. I’ve been out every morning and night haven’t seen a thing the past couple sets. Hopefully things will be moving tonight with storm moving in. Sunday’s a wash out


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    5 hour sit this morning. Nothing. Got a few newbies on cam in the dark. Hopefully one shows his face. Wind is picking up but I’m heading out in westchester for the evening sit. Tomorrow forecast looks like a good day to take my daughter to the movies


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    Out again tonight after a true NY bruiser. Wind is right temp is right and I have hundreds of pix of him right in front of this stand at 715+
     
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    If he comes in little early tonight it's on. Lots of debate on score with my friends so I need to get him on the ground and hit his as$ with a tape
     
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    Hope you all have had better than me. Sat last eve in the cold & drizzle. Rain got worse but nothing except two squirrels and the biggest chipmunk I’ve ever seen!
     
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    Pretty much the same for me


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    Bucks just started moving. Had some on cam following a doe in a new stand area. Sat last night had a shot at one & grazed a twig. Clean miss. After dark I went to lower my bow and it got tangled in my safety rope. Bow came unhooked and fell. Insight archery shop opens at 11. Small nick in lower limb. I don’t mind resighting in but not sure it’s safe to shoot. Vacation may b a bust. Any thoughts ?
     
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    Definitely have them draw the bow back safely in a draw board or something just to be sure. If you have a cracked limb, you could loose more than just your hunting season.
     

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