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  1. I've been watching this buck for the past few years and this year he made a real good jump. He was a just a ten last year scoring 130. This year he is a 14 that probably goes 155. Ill tape him later. But was able to slip into his area and knew he was close from cell cam pics. He came in real early and gave me a 30 yard shot. He went about 40 yards and piled. As I waited to climb down, I had 2 different bears trying to drag him away. This buck was highly visible from the road and the amount of spotlights and road gawkers had me nervous he was doomed to outlaws. But I got a cell pic that the guys shooting from the road missed him and I was back in the game.
    69 points
  2. I'd like to think that Chris Jr. and I did a great job mentoring one of his good buddies Stephen who showed an interest in hunting. He shot a doe on opening day and then shot this beautiful 4 or 5 year old buck tonight w/ his compound bow that weighed about 180 pounds! Not a bad first week of your hunting career… September 18th, 2021 Somerset County A HUGE thank you goes out to my buddy Lee from NJW&W who provided the young man with a free compound bow to get him started!
    65 points
  3. Nomad

    Buck Down

    Thank you for all the nice comments on the other thread, thought I would post the story if anyone has interest. Totally screwed up a few days ago. Had a bigger buck than this come in to 14 yards in fading light and I shot just under his heart. Then he ran to 20 yards and I shot in the same place again. I was totally disgusted, I think I did the old short draw and did not pick a spot. Back to the drawing board. Did a lot of shooting and mental preparation. Pick a spot, full draw. Filed my Bear heads to a ragged, sharp edge. Today I went to a ladder stand where I had some smaller bucks come by 2 days ago. I had 5 bucks come out, none to big and they were feeding on Japanese Hop vines. I hear some scuffling behind me and see the bucks that were eating all looking in my direction. I look behind me, see some movement, very thick, and then there is the subject buck standing at the base of my tree, sniffing. When he momentarily looked back, I stood up, my bow was already on my lap with arrow nocked. He stood there for 10 minutes sniffing and looking around. What a gorgeous animal, I was thinking. Then he started eating leaves off a branch that I trimmed when I got in my stand! He feed for a long time! It was really wearing on me standing at the ready for so long and not moving. lol I couldn't move though. Finally, he turned and started slowly walking away, but out from behind the tree. I raised my bow and he turned just enough so I had his whole side at probably 5 yard. I drew to full draw and hit him right where I was looking. He ran in an all out run for about 100 yards before going down. Pretty sweet after the screw up a few days ago. Thanks for reading.
    57 points
  4. TheBuckStopsHere

    Big 8 Down.

    Was able to connect on this big 8 (2 add’l stickers making him really a 10) Sunday. Grossed 149-2/8” 25” and 27” beams. 22” Spread. Deer this caliber deserves some respect and appreciation. Complete Jersey Giant! Thanks for looking.
    57 points
  5. Grandson Jake and he Father bushnlo went out yesterday afternoon while I was cutting fields and call me Last night that Jake took his 1st Deer a nice mature Doe. Now I got to get him on a buck as soon as I finish cutting fields.
    49 points
  6. Russ 11

    Great Opening Day

    We did some doe management in the morning and then my son took this great looking 8 in the evening . He made a good shot at 20 yards with his Halon and buck was down within 40 yards . Doesn’t get much better than that .
    47 points
  7. First time I've been able to get out all year, so I took Madison for her first fishing trip. She's tough to get to stand still long enough for a picture, but I managed to get this one!
    45 points
  8. Got a dandy in Maryland Saturday. Hell of a way to kick off the 2021 deer season!
    41 points
  9. Hello Everyone My name is Darren Doran and I'm new to N J Woods and Water. I'd like to introduce myself to those who don't know me. I'm a deer tracker and I handle Theo, Nikka,Axel,Callie, and Rita the hounds of New Jersey Deer Recovery. As someone that loves tracking , I think now a little bit more than hunting I've been waiting for this day since the close of last season. Theirs something about great dog work and the feeling I get when my dogs recover a deer and change what was a hunters worst nightmare into the back slapping, high five-ing celebration hunting should be. If a you make a bad shot or run into any problems or would like to discuss a hit call me or Text me at 908 331 2041. I be more than happy to talk with you and help you develop a strategy to recover your deer. Hunt safe, shoot straight and enjoy your time in the outdoors
    39 points
  10. Decided to skip the morning and head out for the last hour with my daughter. Last year she was 2 and we got a few deer with the compound- this year she's 3, and although I didn't have to carry as much stuff as when she was 2, she was extra chatty at 3 lol. I wanted to try to get my eab with my new black widdow recurve..but that challenge seemed impossible tonight. Mature does stayed st the 25-30 yard mark before smelling her cotton candy lollipop and hearing her spinning in circles on her chair lol. Successful hunts aren't always measured in deer on the ground! We made some great memories today. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    36 points
  11. Here is 1 of 2 absolute giants I took in last fall from NJ public land bowhunts. Year after year the biggest bucks I take in to mount end up coming from nj public land. This is also this hunters 1st buck and if I remember correctly first deer ever! Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    34 points
  12. The smile says it all. In the case is a CVA Wolf muzzleloader. Muzzleloader season can not come fast enough.
    34 points
  13. Shug

    Recent Mule Deer Hunt

    We take just two more steps forward toward the bend when both bucks jump up 15 yards away.. we never saw them and they never saw us… they just heard the creek rocks clicking… before they bailed from the creek I had an arrow nocked. They stopped on the Sage flat just trying to find what spooked them I’m sure they thought it was a raccoon or coyote… I asked Trey the range.. good for him knowing his first range was wrong ( 25 yards) so he found an opening in the grass at the bucks head 2 x the rangefinder read 45 yards… I drew back and slowly rose from the weeds… End result…
    34 points
  14. nmc02

    Cape cod Tuna....

    Annual cape cod tuna trip....lots of fish. 9 of us fishing, 3 to a boat. Quiet first day. Fish to 350 Lb, as small as 50 lb. Other members of site will post their fish....
    33 points
  15. archer36

    South Africa Trip

    On my way home. I'll post full report in a few days. Meanwhile this was my best trophy.
    31 points
  16. Timo

    Baby Boy

    Proud papa here. 2 weeks and 3 days old. My new fishing partner(I’m a few years at least). Lucas Nole Lynn. 7lbs 14oz Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    31 points
  17. Tracey and I fluked a few hours tonight . went looking where big fish yearly head off . not many bites , few shorts . ‘But the 2 keepers were nice fluke . Tracey had the biggest of the night at 9# on the digital at the dock
    29 points
  18. Good luck to the boys and girls that took the two day trappers ed course at Hackettstown this weekend. The weather was great for the entire course and lots of critters were caught, skinned and stretched. I hope you were able to absorb it all and get a good start on an outdoor activity that is both enjoyable and beneficial to All wildlife. Here's some pics...
    24 points
  19. Pretty cool, heck of an elk for a once-in-a-lifetime tag in North Dakota! https://www.minotdailynews.com/life/outdoors/2021/09/dandy-bull-for-velva-hunter/
    24 points
  20. So, other than this forum and LinkedIn, I am not a social media user. Live a pretty quiet existence and rarely air my business. Long story short here (I’ll try). On August 19th I had to say goodbye to my best friend of 14 years. The longest relationship and friendship I’ve ever had ended when I had to send my Shiba Inu, Yoshi, on to his hopeful next life. My wife, equally heartbroken, took to her social media outlets for consolation. A member of one her, I guess “dog lover” group pages saw a goodbye and tribute post she made. Unbeknownst to her and I, he is an artist and as a hobby, specializes in pet tributes. I came home today to a package from San Diego by the front door. Totally unsolicited, this artist made the tribute painting on wood shown in the pics attached here, from the image my wife had posted of Yoshi on the beach. He and his wife had found our address by reaching out to my mother in law (found her in my wife's post) and introducing himself and their intentions (my mother in law vetted him out properly and obliged the address request). Apparently this is something he does often for families. So, in a world gone to s**t most days, just know there are still some good folks out there who genuinely do things out of sincerity and kindness. Dog people, takes one to know one I suppose. Just thought I’d share. Miss you buddy!
    23 points
  21. Picked up a Tomcat from a garage sale for my lil guy! Fella wanted to give it to the boy for free but I still gave him a few buck$ for it. Nice hunters out there always want to pay it forward!
    23 points
  22. You never know when the moment will choose you..... Mary and I were seated in the 1A&B bulkhead seats for our flight to Salt Lake City (connecting to SEATAC) as the plane loaded in Philly. Just a regular flight like any other. Mary and I were talking and over her shoulder I noticed a guy in line, coyote brown day pack with a MARPAT poncho liner rolled up and lashed to the side, khaki vertx cargo pants, crocks and a 2/5 Marines T-shirt. What stood out to me was that he was carrying a folded American Flag. My blood turned cold. "Mary", and I gestured towards him as he moved down the isle somewhere in the rear of the plane. She turned around and then she looked back at my face and she knew too. "You think"? Asked Mary "Philly is the closest airport to Dover AFB", I replied. Mary and I sat in silence staring at each other for a few seconds and then she said "I'm going to take his seat and send him up here, he needs YOU, Chuck". Before I could even reply she was out of her seat and moving to the rear. A couple minutes later this Marine is standing next to me and he says "I was told to report to the bulkhead". "Hey man, I'm Chuck have a seat". We shook hands. Long story short, this Marine was a Company Gunny in 2-1 Marines and had just escorted 10 of his men to Dover AFB. He was on his way to Pendleton after being relieved by other escorts to take his fallen Marines to their various places of internment. We talked and I listened. This was his 6th deployment and he had worked Abby gate with his Marines for the past couple weeks. The things he saw at that gate are indescribable. He called it playing God, as they plucked At Risk Afghans out of the crowd. He was the Marine captured in a meme giving children drinks of his bottled water. He was still in shock, his hands were still stained from the MASCAL. The weight of that flag in his lap was almost overwhelming to me as I sat next to him. I struggled with my own emotions as I got him fed and a cold beer and some water. And then I let him rest, he was so impossibly tired. Misha and I looked after him while he slept. After we had been flying for a couple of hours he woke up to go to the bathroom. He got up still clutching the flag, then he turned and looked back at his seat and then at me.... questioning. I nodded that it was safe for him to leave it. He set the flag on his seat and went to the bathroom. Now I was alone with the flag that had been over a coffin in a C17 hours earlier. This symbol of it all, the whole damn 20 years sat there next to me and I couldn't hold the tears back anymore. I texted my Marines, Jake, and Paul others and told them that fate had made me a Ranger Buddy of Marines tonight. My thoughts were with the Gunny, it hadn't hit him yet. Mary and I could see it in his eyes, he was running on auto pilot. Where do we find such men???? I checked with Delta to see if there was a late flight from San Diego to Seattle but the last flight of the night had gone, so going the rest of the way to San Diego so he wouldn't be alone was out of the question as I would be stuck there until tomorrow. I made sure that his unit had transportation waiting for him when he arrived there, and we parted company in Salt Lake to head to our connecting flights. I'm writing this not to virtue signal but to remind everyone that outside of their life and its problems, there are men holding the line, doing what must be done no matter what. While my family stands down a hurricane and there is nothing I can do to help them tonight, God put me on a plane with a lone Marine carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, and Mary Pressburg made sure that for at least a couple of hours of his journey, that he wouldn't have to bear the weight of that flag alone, and I love her for it. Sitting in 1A wasn't the mission I deserved, but it was the mission that I needed tonight. Semper Fidelis
    23 points
  23. @Jerseybassnbow Thanks again for the work, Good luck this season! Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    22 points
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  25. I took my oldest out for his birthday yesterday with my younger son .Despite the fog we made it out to the ocean and managed to have a great day ! Capt Matt put us on the fish and we really had non stop action all morning . We started with Albies , working the bunker pods and hooked few blues, we continued the morning by weeding through a lot of shorts to catch our limit on sizable fluke (we left with the first biting ) , also had a few sea bass …. Caught so much i forgot about them . To top it off with had Mahi swimming around the boat so we tossed a few peanuts and boxed three of those as well. If you wanna have a great day with a super Capt give him a call.
    22 points
  26. My prework sit paid off this morning!! He came in shooting range right after 0800 quartering away. Dropped 30 yards from where I shot him and expired in less than a minute.
    21 points
  27. Headed out on my friends boatlast Tuesday for some late season ocean fluking. Had an awesome day. I caught my first limit of fluke in a long time, including my new PB at 23 inches. My friend Erik added in a chunky 22 inch keeper. Throw in a ton of 15-17 inch shorts and it made for an awesome day. All fish were caught on 4 and 5 ounce S&S Bucktails Pink Shine Glow color with a teaser tipped with a 5 inch Gulp grub in pink shine and white glow. Youtube video of trip:
    21 points
  28. I was homeless living in my car, I was in the ironbound section of Newark woke up to go shower at my sisters when I heard on the radio what was going on. And that they were scrambling fighter planes to take action. 5 years after getting out of the marines I was still having problems adjusting and everyone was a nasty civilian puke in my eyes…… Sad to say but I felt like if I was suffering, let everyone else suffer it was war and it was time that everyone else got a piece of it 20 something years later I’m a father of 3 beautiful girls, my wife and I both surviving cancer , I feel sadness for everyone that lost their lives that horrible day and will be sitting in my treestand reflecting and saying a prayer 🙏 for everyone effected that day
    21 points
  29. I’m heading west to chase Mule Deer and Elk. Bought a land owner deer tag and drew a Gila National Forrest Elk tag. Keep you guys posted Leg one- drove from NJ to Louisville and spent the weekend with the wife enjoying good food and good bourbon Leg two- yesterday drove from Louisville to Lawton Oklahoma to stay by my parents. Leg three- today drive from Oklahoma to southern New Mexico. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    20 points
  30. So Tracey and I jumped on the little boat and dunked some chicken . 2 hours to catch just under a bushel . Most crabs were 5 1/2” to 6 1/2” with a few jumbo rusty jumbos . kept 2 dozen for dinner and the rest got handed off to someone that’s been chomping at the bit to get out . .great afternoon . .
    20 points
  31. Just wanted to share my recent hunt in South Dakota. Let me preface by saying after shooting fingers my entire life I’ve had to switch to a release aid a few weeks ago due to nerve damage not allowing me to get my fingers off the string. The first couple days of the hunt were slow.. finding shooter bucks was tough. I did take the opportunity to sneak up on a few that I didn’t intend on shooting just for still hunting practice…. Here are a couple of bucks we got 18 yards on…
    19 points
  32. Greybeard

    9/13 check in

    Skeeters are eating me alive. Thought i sent this before. Guess not. Got her home and cutting her up. Freeking flies and huge horse fly wouldn't let me have a break dragging her out
    19 points
  33. Doubled up on 2 does very eventful morning 1 rather large one and one average size one. Lots of meat !!
    19 points
  34. Sorry I have not been very responsive lately. I have been somewhat under the weather. My doctors have diagnosed me as having an acute case of Post Islamic Stress Trauma with Apologetic Whitehouse Fatigue, PIST-AWF (Pronounced pissed-off). PIST-AWF is a newly defined disease that has become widespread and highly contagious. Doctors at the CDC released a statement disclosing PIST-AWF as a new disease. It has already infected over half of the United States and is anticipated to continue to spread. The disease itself affects the cells of a person's entire body then goes dormant. The disease ravages the body and leaves serious side effects including, embarrassment for your country, depression, anxiety as to when it will come to an end and wondering how much more damage he can do and how long it will take to repair the damage once a new person takes over the presidency. Symptoms include: Severe pain of the scalp from pulling your own hair while viewing your president pander to Taliban terrorists. * Uncontrollable heartburn at 8:00 PM during the CNN coverage lies. * Stomach cramps from swallowing the fact we elected Biden/Harris. * Vomiting from viewing terrorists murdering innocent people routinely on the nightly news. * Bleeding from the eyes. This is not Ebola. It is your eyes reacting to accidentally flipping to a channel that shows Al Sharpton as a so-called legitimate news show host. * Since the disease consumes the entire body, every infected person is then identified as the disease itself. If you have these symptoms and consider yourself PIST-AWF, please notify your local election board and place your name on the list for a cure. It is expected, and sincerely hoped, that the cure will be available in 2022. GOD SAVE AMERICA 🇺🇸!
    19 points
  35. Red handed or should I say Rrd headed
    19 points
  36. Shug

    Moose hunt thread…

    Headed up to British Columbia tomorrow morning on a moose hunt… Ill add updates to this thread as I can when a signal is available. As I’ve stated previously I recently had to switch to a release aid from a tab due to nerve damage. Before finalizing my packing I went into the yard and took a couple of shots as far as I can in my yard…42 yards… Then packed it all up wheels up tomorrow at 10:50… I’ll land in the Yukon at 10 pm if all goes well.. Im arriving a day and a 1/2 early to be sure all my luggage has time to catch up in case it gets lost so I don’t loose any hunting days…
    18 points
  37. in New Jersey like always
    18 points
  38. Nice doe down 15 yard shot 35 yard recovery Freak nasty left trail Ray Charles could follow
    18 points
  39. Doe down. No fawns. Waited 5 mins for both lungs to present. Ran a circle and dropped behind me. Blood bath my god. Feel sad. But too many does around
    18 points
  40. Velvet mounts are some of my favorite! Love early season capes! Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    18 points
  41. Got out for an afternoon magic hour trip myself. Got a keeper fluke, then ran into a school of weakfish. Only spikes, but great to see them again. I hope they can get back to their past numbers. Always one of my favorites over the years. Great game fish and good tablefare.. I released them all. Sorry for not getting better pics.
    18 points
  42. An Arab, a Mexican and a Texas girl are in the same bar at Pappy's Cafe last week. When the Mexican finishes his beer, he throws his glass in the air, pulls out his pistol, and shoots the glass to pieces... He says, 'In Mexico, our glasses are so cheap we don't need to drink with the same one twice.' The Arab, obviously impressed by this, drinks his non-alcohol beer (cuz he's a Muslim!), throws it into the air, pulls out his AK-47, and shoots the glass to pieces... He says, 'In the Arab World we have so much sand to make glasses that we don't need to drink with the same one twice either.' The cool Texas girl, picks up her beer, downs it in one gulp, throws the glass into the air, whips out her 45, and shoots the Mexican and the Arab. Catching her glass, setting it on the bar, and calling for a refill, she says, 'In Texas, we have so many illegal aliens that we don't have to drink with the same ones twice.' God Bless TEXAS!
    18 points
  43. hammer4reel

    Ok crabbing

    Headed out with Tracey this morning to crab for a few hours . east wind was honking and had 3’ waves stacked pretty tight . ‘but we made the best of it and caught a half bushel of nice crabs for dinner . first tray up
    18 points
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