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About Bowhunter2004

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  • Birthday 02/01/1965

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    Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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  1. Bowhunter2004

    Man dies holding breath!

    23 yr old kid, what a shame. As if we all didn’t do stupid shit at that age.
  2. Bowhunter2004

    Delayed entry. Lake George fishing

    My all time favorite lake.
  3. Bowhunter2004

    How far off the posted signs

    I think what it comes down to is Neighbors suck no matter what state you hunt in. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my place in Illinois, it’s about as good as ill ever get, but if I didn’t have an outfitter running armies of guys through on one side and a Derelict/Cretan family on the other it would be perfect. This dumb jerk off neighbor next to me tells me that him, his wife and son like to kill year and a half old bucks, get em out of the herd cause they won’t ever amount to much ( yearling bucks! Since when are they genetically inferior?) then leave the entire untagged ungutted carcass in his field so they can watch the eagles fly down from the river and slice them open with there talons. Hang in there Tom, you got a lot going on now. Congrats on the new house.
  4. Bowhunter2004

    Farmers hunting already

    That just sucks. All the work your putting into trying to grow a good one on your ground and now you got neighbors with depredation permits that like shooting bucks 😡.
  5. Bowhunter2004

    Balloon festival in Flemington

    Went last night for a shish-kabob and a sausage sandwich , right up the road from my house.
  6. Bowhunter2004

    First time for everything...

    Been there done that a few times. It’s a blessing it happened now instead of on your trip.
  7. Bowhunter2004

    What to plant?

    They say winter Rye can grow in the back of a pick up truck.... I don’t know if it will grow without sunlight on your trail and there are other things to take into consideration, but I can tell you this... if you get it to grow on that trail, that trail will be your honey hole. Wait until the last week of August, and quickly scratch it up and just broadcast your seed, the seed is cheap, you got nothing to lose. Make sure it’s cereal Rye.
  8. Bowhunter2004

    Ravin R15 vs. 10 Point Nitro X

    Great review!!! I ordered the Nitro X Elite package in January after I shot it at the Harrisburg’s show.... it’s been a long wait but I got the call yesterday that my elite package is shipping out on Monday, but the upgraded EVO X Marksman scope that comes with the elite package won’t be here for a few more weeks. Get this, Ten Point is shipping my bow with a complimentary Rangemaster Pro Scope for me to keep, then they’ll ship the upgraded EVO X scope to me here a few weeks later. I thought that was pretty damn good of Ten Point. I’m axiously awaiting it’s arrival.
  9. Bowhunter2004

    Bottom fishing paradise

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    Clovers burning

    July and August is usually tough on clover, they will bounce back beautifully in September. Nothing to worry about.
  11. Bowhunter2004

    The importance of age

    I’m sure you have your hands full, but getting the house built is awesome too! I got a lot of mowing to do on the farm, trim shooting lanes and it’s also time to deploy the rest of the cameras. I have a lot of fall plot work to do, but it’s just to early to plant, it’ll be a waste....so Im going to end up getting my guy out there to plant brassicas, oats and rye later.
  12. Bowhunter2004

    The importance of age

    I think you nailed it Tom, your just about done in NJ, once you move into the new house, you'll spend every minute looking out the windows at your plots, rushing home before the magic hour to see what pours into the plots.... it will start to effect how you live. Hopefully you’ll have a good one around the house, that’ll keep you interested in the game. Believe me, I’ve been through it for the past ten years at this house, I shot a few bucks here, one was a pretty good one at 140”. Id really love to hunt at home more, but there’s just no comparison to out west. That’s the big league, that’s where I want to be.... I actually got a 7am flight to the farm out of Newark in the morning. Lol.
  13. Bowhunter2004

    Where to live with a city commute.

    Readington/ Whitehouse station. There’s a train into the city, it’s hunterdon county ( great schools and more Deer per square mile than anywhere I’ve ever been) I don’t think there is a house in this area that doesn’t have Deer on there lawn at some time or another. If you find a house on a few acres, you freezer would be full of venison. I shot a big buck on my property one month before the closing before I owned it, the very first time I hunted here. Oh, and I also shot the buck in my avatar on my measly 6 acres.
  14. Bowhunter2004

    Dream Property!!

    Im not sure why, but somehow I’ve been blessed by the Gods and own a 340 acre farm in west central Illinois. Its been 6 years now and I still can’t believe it’s mine, but with Gods guidance I was somehow able to pull this off. It lays out perfectly with many long narrow fingers of timber between narrow tillable fields. It has a mixture of hardwood ridges, creek bottoms and bedding thickets with 70 acres of tillable ground and an additional 10 acres of food plots. It has a small 2 man Amish cabin that served me very well for the first 5 years. Last year we fully renovated the adjoining farm house with all the comforts of home. I’ve honestly never been on a better piece of Deer ground in all my travels. It’s not without issues, the neighbors aren’t the best, there’s an outfitter and an outlaw family next door that like to break the rules, but there still is a 160”or larger Buck to pursue every year... I usually don’t get the “Big one” but shoot a respectable buck or two every year since buying the farm. Its a dream come true that I don’t take lightly. I thank the lord for it every day of my life.