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Screaminta last won the day on January 1 2017

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    Essex County, New Jersey

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  1. Don’t know what shop you went to (I am wondering though), or where you are located, but Simon Peter sport is one of the best around.
  2. I have a Henry 22 and my brother has a golden boy in 22. I love mine, it’s very smooth and shoots straight. Good quality. I’m actually very interested in their .410 lever action based off the .45-70, looks nice.
  3. Does the state require reporting after depredation permits are issued. I honestly don’t know the details behind this program. I agree 100% that as a whole we have a healthy deer heard, with low and high population zones. Unfortunately I think that some or maybe even the majority of the high population zones are also zones that don’t have a lot of huntable land (zone 36 for example). This further skews the numbers because the number of deer harvests in these areas are lower even though there are more deer, just can’t get to them. Think Bergen county.....
  4. Maybe I missed it while reading through this thread, but can we find out how many depredation permits are given out to farmers throughout the state? Even better if it was broken down by zones.... what about predator population by zone? I do believe, and can personally confirm that in zones where there isn’t much open public land (or any for that matter), the coyote populations are booming. What effect does this have on non-huntable deer populations? I have my own opinions about this topic, but without all the data, none of our personal management approaches matter.... To be honest, and in my opinion, I would bet that unless the state was to separate out each zone, and customize seasons/bag limits we would not see a HUGE difference in number of deer taken just by simply changing bag limits or reducing the length of seasons, etc. I know that the majority of hunters I know and myself only take roughly 3 deer per year personally and choose to stop there. I also know that some of these hunters additionally hunt with farmer depredation permits and can easily double or triple that number but it seems the state doesn’t include those permits in the totals? Maybe I missed it and I hope I did..
  5. Only one I kept was from my first buck ever that’s hanging on the wall with the tag hanging from one of his points
  6. Screaminta


    Nice! Used to love rabbit hunting with my dad....
  7. Did the state ever stock rabbits? Serious question, I’ve never heard this before...
  8. Funny you say that, I actually pm’d him a while ago about when/where he got his dog because of the similarities. They are similar in age but no relation lol.
  9. Here is my “Lady”, we rescued her from a kill shelter and she is spoiled but we love her.
  10. Would also love to get my early season buck scored! Not sure it will make P&Y because of deductions, but would like to know either way. What day would be best? Also, do I just bring the skull cap from the taxidermist?
  11. Nice job Lou! Good pic with the family too!
  12. Love this topic! I was 13/14 and finally this was the season where I would be able to sit all alone. Having never shot a deer yet in the past 3 years but seeing does I was ready. A few weeks before my dad and I went shooting sighting in our new “slug” barrels. This was when the law was passed that you needed rifle sights to shoot slugs. I still remember the look my dad had when I hit the bullseye (luck I’m sure) at 50 yds with my 870 20ga shooting sluggers. The next two shots were within a pie plate and I was set to go. Opening day comes and my dad, two brothers (one took off work and one home from college) and I set out. We covered a patch of woods between two fields with my two brother up on a ridge and my dad and I down along a swamp about 100yds apart. I was set in a blow down and ready in the dark. I remembered being terrified as I heard hooves hitting the ground in the dark running probably spooked from my brothers up above me. Sometime after that I fell asleep as usual I remember waking up at 1045am thinking oh crap it’s almost lunch time! Not 20 minutes later I see two does a basket 6 following them at 30-40yds. Boom... he was on the ground with the slug.... but still kicking! Boom ...... boom two more buckshot backups just in case!! saw that he was down and dead. Ran over to my dad but couldn’t find him!! Ran all the way up the hill to my brother in my coverall that was 3 sizes too big out of breath and screamed “I got one!!” By the time my brothers came down my father already heard me shoot and had found the buck since in my brilliant youth I rested my gun right against the dead buck lol the rest is history and I have that mount next to my dads one and only 8pt on my wall. R.I.P. dad... miss you every day still
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