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  1. 52 points
    Shot this buck yesterday at 3:30pm. He is a buck I have at least 3 years of pictures. As a few of you know me I love hunting for mature bucks. They don't have to score great, just love having history with them when possible. This buck I nicknamed him 3 years ago "Pigface" cause he had a short stocky head and reminded me of a pot belly pig face. Think he can be call Hoghead now.lol has a big block head. His G2 is 11" and he dressed 185 lbs
  2. 18 points
    Bow hunting in the morning & afternoon with a youth pheasant hunt squeezed in between! Junior cleaned his own birds 🐦 & cooked up the breasts himself as well. I’m trying to raise him up in the right. We passed plenty of deer 🦌 today, just didn’t see any shooter/target bucks.
  3. 15 points
    I figured I would share a quick story and pics of a deer I knew well and chased for the past 3 years. He was a 6.5 year old unicorn that finally met his demise this past Friday. I dont know the hunter but the buck and I played cat and mouse quite often. I definitely learned a lot from trying to put an arrow in him on film...a second time. He summered in the same woods, shed his velvet in the same areas and spent the fall just off the property I could hunt...only to tease me a few times a season. I first noticed this buck as a two year old with an extra main beam coming out between his eye and antler. Like a kickstart on a dirt bike..as a 3 year old i passed on him several times while video taping. As a 4 year old i put and arrow in him as he fed on acorns straight below me...low hit and never found him until late season with the gun..and i let him go. (No camera) as a five year old he blew into a 170 inch mega and never gave me a opportunity. This year as a 6 year old I had my heart set on killing him. I watched him grow and he never gained the magnificent crown he had before. He ended up finishing as a 130" 8 that weighed over 210 lbs. His extra beam merged into one massive base. But once again he disappeared to his safe area and was legally harvested. RIP
  4. 14 points
    What a morning for pheasant hunting! June was on fire today! Got a 3 man limit fairly quickly, one of them being a first time pheasant hunter! Always great to get someone new out there and hooked Very few people out this morning. Only saw 2 other gentlemen with their dogs in the entire place. Gotta love hunting the weather. Keeps everyone else at home! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 12 points
    this was sent to me ,the writer has a better sense of reality than many that age... https://fee.org/articles/college-student-my-generation-is-blind-to-the-prosperity-around-us/ This article was written by a 26 yr old college student by the name of Alyssa Ahlgren, who was in grad school for her MBA. It's a short article but definitely worth a read. College Student: My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us Destroying the free market will undo what millions of people have died to achieve. I'm sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of presidential candidates calling for policies to "fix" the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook's, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we've become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don't give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty-One Times!!! Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful. Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, "An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity??? Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I've ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let's just say I didn't have the popular opinion, but I digress. Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they've never seen prosperity, and as a result, we elect some politicians who are dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn't live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or we didn't see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don't know what it's like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don't have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it's spreading like a plague.
  6. 12 points
    Just passed on a chunky 8pt
  7. 11 points
    Me and the Missus spend a considerable amount of time riding around looking in knot holes. Every once in a while, one is occupied.
  8. 11 points
    Leaving anything on Public Land is like leaving your car unlocked and then asking why it was burglarized
  9. 9 points
    My son got it done tonight. His first bow deer and it’s a buck. 5 ptr. Story and pics tomorrow. We just walked in the door. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 6 points
    Decent one on his own, gave no reation to grunts or bleats
  11. 6 points
    8 bucks today. Nothing made me excited
  12. 6 points
    Yea...ok You googled it and you know it. Friggin Sussex
  13. 6 points
    1 Buddy had a great Sunday on the Flatbrook. He dosn't eat fish!! He gave them to my other buddy, who's wife won't eat smoked food! Yesterday they were brined for 6 hours and then smoked over applewood for 2. I got them this morning. Rushed out for fresh bagels,cream cheese and saute onions. Brunch is served. Will barter some booze in the near future.
  14. 5 points
    While NJ can produce bucks that will rival midwest states, there just are not enough of them and most will never get access to the properties that produce these deer. Forget about genetics, if you cant get a deer to 4,5 or 6 years old, they never get to mature. . Our seasons and bag limits are really killing most peoples chances of ever harvesting a good buck in Nj. To increase the probability of an encounter with a trophy class deer, you need to hunt where there are more of them to better your chances. Fertile soils and good genetics and age grow big bucks and hunting them in November when they are actually moving can give you half a chance. Most deer in the area I hunt in Illinois are nocturnal ghosts in miles and miles of mountainous farmland and river bottoms. During the rut is when these giants roam during daylight hours. You need to get out of Nj heading west or North up to Canada. You need to hunt more remote areas and states that actually lets a whitetail live a little longer. Guys that kill big ones consistently are the ones to listen too. Most guys wont give up their hot spots but they can steer you to an area for you to start. You will need to do the rest on your own. Extensive research needs to be done before you even leave your house. If you dont have the time to spend finding a new hunting area, you need to look at a reputable outfitter which is hard to find. Hunt where they live, put in time and a little luck is always good too. I look forward to every November heading out of state where I know their are multiple trophy quality bucks to hunt,not just one ghost you will be lucky to see in a 6 month season. with 20 other guys hunting him. Hunting outside of NJ takes trophy hunting to the next level.
  15. 5 points
    Garden State Parkway over a 27 year career, with the SP.
  16. 5 points
    Just let this old hog walk...he busted his rack up..
  17. 5 points
  18. 5 points
    Only had the opportunity to catch one poacher. He would power drive the woods to someone standing 250 feet from a school playground on a piece of posted property I hunted. Late season he shot a doe and I followed there tracks to where they were hunting and caught him red handed. CO was quick to follow and finish the work. No orange and shooting shotgun within 450 feet to a playground. I hate poachers! Do it right or dont do it at all!
  19. 4 points
    Layer 1 - refried beans Layer 2 - 1.5 lb of chopped venison that was cooked with salt, pepper, garlic and some taco seasoning. Layer 3 - chopped onion Layer 4 - sliced mushrooms Layer 5 - chopped lettuce Layer 6 - black olives Layer 7 - shredded cheese
  20. 4 points
    I don't own a dog but I am thankful to come away with this hefty Ringneck on the season opener at the Forge.
  21. 4 points
    These are from my trail cam. I used a video editing program to zoom in on the coyote. YouTube coyote vid...
  22. 3 points
    Never seen the buck in my life, but no doubt I wanted him when I glassed him 350 yards! Miracle of all miracle he closed that distance.. All in the name of love
  23. 3 points
    Best eating meat out there. Just make sure it wasn't an old moose like mine which was a little tough Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  24. 3 points
    War paint. Lou still has you beat, though.
  25. 3 points
    you just show up - this is the sign up sheet. Declare you are attending and a mod will add you to the roster on the first page. Donating a door prize is purely optional. The most coveted prize last year was a card game called "exploding kittens". Hopefully there will be something equal or better than that this year.
  26. 3 points
    That's why I drive 170mph in the left lane during the rut. The sooner I can get off the roads and away from crazy bucks and crazy people, the better...
  27. 3 points
    Made 5 pounds of andoulille with the Lem seasoning. Topped off with a Jet win. Always nice beating those Giant losers:).
  28. 3 points
    Little guy just walked by
  29. 3 points
    Sucky feeling when that happens. Sorry u had to go thru that. I really can't believe in this day n age .....2020 is a few months away....no one has come up with deer cameras that are considerably smaller than the ones that are currently available.....i mean, the technology of these super small front door cameras like the Ring or the WYZE cameras can't be made for deer cams??!!?? These things should be made about the size of a cell phone...or smaller....so we can hide em better from the scumbag thieves!!!
  30. 3 points
    Awesome pics and history Nick. Bittersweet indeed. Like said, at LEAST the buck was given the respect it deserved and taken legally.
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    My last picture as he was leaving my property.
  33. 2 points
    Monmouth is the best county in NJ for big bucks, without a doubt, but you still have to be in the right piece of woods in any county to find a mature deer. Look for sanctuaries, meaning any place that doesn't get hunted, or hunted hard, and hunt as close to it as you legally can, where there are does, and you may find a big buck roaming out during November. That is the best way to hunt them in NJ, other than controlling fairly large acreage, and being selective, and there aren't many people that can do that. Oh, and then you have to do all that other stuff you mentioned correctly too. I would suggest trying to be happy with taking a deer that represents one of the best in the area you hunt, and forgetting about what exists in areas you can't hunt. I think you'll get more enjoyment from hunting with that approach, but that's just from my experience. Good luck.
  34. 2 points
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  36. 2 points
    There will definitely be equal or better this year.
  37. 2 points
    Stryker Katana 385. 4th season with it. Had new string ad cables put on it for this season. Kinda heavy compared to the latest and greatest but, great trigger, extremely accurate, great scope from the factory(IMO), and I can decock it with the cocking rope. Shooting Victory arrows w/G5 Deadmeat broadheads. Have killed a ton of deer with this thing. Never had a bit of trouble with it though, I probably shouldn’t have said that...
  38. 2 points
    Happy Friffin Birthday killer!lol
  39. 2 points
    Sounds like you’re voicing your “opinion” LOL
  40. 2 points
    That's an awesome deer Johnny!!! So buck gulp really works. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!!!
  41. 2 points
    I don’t always use bait... but when I do, I prefer live bait.... Super bright here in 50, sun is washing my view out. Going to have to be extra still...
  42. 2 points
    Love the squirrel hunt picture. First time hunt with my son was for squirrel. Now he’s a freshman at Penn State. Enjoy it cause it goes by fast.
  43. 2 points
    Started mine up Thursday. Dogs are in their glory
  44. 2 points
    Frigid morning. Hit 18 degrees on drive to my spot.
  45. 2 points
    Yet another reason why I am glad I deactivated my Facebook account over 15 years ago..... Jack, Jack, Jack.......Even Rusty would not post this to get points.......
  46. 2 points
    If I remember correctly, it's biologically impossible to be greater than 3 does to 1 buck, but I didn't really want to get into it much because people don't like it when you challenge what they think they see. Rusty can do that, since he started it. On the wma's I hunt, realistically probably 1.5 does to 1 buck, maybe 1 to 1, certainly no worse than 2 to 1. People often see a group of does and fawns, say they saw a bunch of "does" forgetting that a good number are button bucks, which is one reason why when experts figure doe to buck ratios, they exclude fawns, that, and they are born at approximately a 1:1 ratio, so counting them is pointless.
  47. 2 points
    Thanks for posting pictures from the stand Kevin. We like pictures!!
  48. 2 points
    When I first started my dad told me it was frowned upon to shoot does. Does = bucks so leave the does and bucks will come. Back then I’d have no problem seeing 20-30 does a sit, especially mid December and on but bucks were few and far between. Now after smacking a ton of does the last few years, it’s hard filling a damn EAB tag but seeing at least one buck every sit is common. I’d say 1:3/1:4 max in the area.
  49. 2 points
    I always thought windy days were no good because the days I did go I never really saw much but didn’t usually go because of it. I read a article or a study about deer movement and wind and on windy days harvest percentages go up quite a bit. Maybe because they move more or maybe because it’s easier to sneak in undetected. Don’t know but I’m definitely going to be out there specially this time of year!
  50. 2 points
    Shit really gets deep. Being 6'5" I still fear for my life.
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