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  1. Always worth reading the Amazon reviews and maybe find something in the price range you're leaning towards. That Sig KILO 850 looks pretty good price and review wise! Link: Some top picks over at Amazon
  2. Based on recommendations here years ago, I went with the Sig Sauer KILO 2000 7 x 25mm and love it. No complaints at all. Pricey but the last rangefinger I bought was 10-12 years earlier and it was maybe 1/3 of the price but not nearly the build quality. I don't plan on buying another one after this one. So if you look at it as an investment (similar to binoculars), it eases the pain...a little
  3. Now if you can just keep your fingers warm enough to complete the measurements come winter bow in January, you'll be in business!
  4. Yeah this is turning out really well! I never even heard of most of these shops, very cool!
  5. Thanks to @KBfishing and @Lunatic for the generous donations!
  6. You're an NJ Woods & Water celebrity! Come to the holiday dinner and you can start charging for autographed pictures!!!
  7. Never stuck. You can upgrade any time! Just remember the deer must be entered within 14 days of the season it was taken ending. So don't wait until the end of all seasons to enter them!
  8. Welcome to NJ Woods & Water 2019-2020 Adult Deer Hunting Contest Donations!!! Donations: Donation Link: Paypal Link for 2019-2020 Adult Deer Contest Entry Fees and Donations Donations received: $200 Donors: NJ Woods & Water @BowhunterNJ @KBfishing @Lunatic @barrike @JHbowhunter Donated Items: TBD
  9. Welcome to NJ Woods & Water 2019-2020 Adult Deer Hunting Contest!!! NOTE: THERE ARE NEW BUCK MEASUREMENT RULES FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON! SEE BELOW! Quick Link: Paypal Link for 2019-2020 Adult Deer Contest Entry Fees and Donations Donations: NJ Woods & Water 2019-2020 Adult Deer Hunting Contest Donations Members Entered: Individual based contest ($70) (SIGNUPS STILL OPEN) Cousin Brown Lunatic [PAID] Ringtail Tarhunt Lphunsjr JHbowhunter [PAID] LPJR [PAID] nb6624 KBfishing [PAID] 3Blade electric10162 Buck154 GoodOleBoysinPA [PAID] barrike [PAID] JerseyJaysTaxidermy [PAID] Team based contest (SIGNUPS STILL OPEN) Cousin Brown Lunatic Ringtail Tarhunt Lphunsjr JHbowhunter LPJR nb6624 KBfishing 3Blade electric10162 Buck154 GoodOleBoysinPA barrike JerseyJaysTaxidermy Entry Rules/Fees: Team based: Randomly chosen teams of N members, N to be determined based on the number of entries. Entry fee is FREE Prizes awarded from a percentage of donations/contributions. Individual based: Members can enter both Team and Individual contests Entry fee is $10 Prizes awarded from a percentage of donations/contributions and/or individual entry fees. How to Enter the Contest(s): Reply to this topic indicating what contest(s) you are in. Submit applicable payment to enter any fee based contests. Paypal Link for 2019-2020 Adult Deer Contest Entry Fees and Donations In the Paypal notes, please specify the following in the Notes section: Your NJ Woods & Water username Your payment breakdown: Individual entry Donation If you need to send payment other than PayPal, please PM me and we will arrange for it some other way. Once payment is received, I will update your signup entry to indicate you are PAID! Official Rules: NJ Woods & Water registered members only are permitted to enter the contest. All deer entered must be from a valid participant in the Team or Individual based contests. Members must enter the Team contest before 1:59PM EST Thursday September 12th, 2019. Teams will be randomly drawn on or after 2:00PM EST Thursday September 12th, 2019. Members can enter the Individual contest any time throughout the season, but contest entries will only be accepted if they animal entered is taken after the member's contest signup date. All entries must be submitted in the Official NJ Woods & Water 2019-2020 Deer Contest Teams and Entries topic All deer must be legally harvested in New Jersey. All entries must include the NJDFW Confirmation Number. Hunters may enter TWO deer. Only ONE may be antlered. All deer must be submitted within 14 days after the season in which they were harvested ending, per the zone regulation set dates. Upgrades to existing entries are accepted per the submission guidelines and rules above. No limitations on the number of upgrades. Scoring: Doe Entries: 10 points each Plus Picture Credit (see below) Buck Entries: 10 points Plus the number of points 1" or longer without rounding up Plus their inside spread to nearest 1/2" Plus the longest tine on the left beam to nearest 1/2" Plus the longest tine on the right beam to nearest 1/2" Plus Picture Credit (see below) Scoring Credit System: Picture Scoring Credit: Picture of deer only: 2 point Picture of you with the deer: 4 points Picture of you with the deer and weapon used: 6 points Buck Point Credit Scoring: Measurement requirements: Minimum point length is 1" measured from the base of where the tine meets the beam. Rounding up measurement is not permitted in 1" requirement. Measure to the nearest 1/2" Example: 1.0" to 1.24" = 1.0" (Rounded down) 1.25" to 1.49" = 1.5" (Rounded up) 1.5" to 1.74" = 1.5" (Rounded down) 1.75" to 2.0" = 2.0" (Rounded up) A rigid or flexible tape may be used. Closeup photos of points not clearly visible or of questionable length must be provided if needed/requested by NJ Woods & Water admin/moderators. Please do your best, this rarely comes up as an issue. Spike bucks are considered to have only beams and therefore no tines and no qualifying tine measurements. However a spike with a left and right beam does qualify for spread measurements. Measurement Guideline Videos: Measuring Inside Spread Measuring Tine Length Measurement Guideline Pictures: Contest Entry Format: {Picture} Team: {Team Number & Name} Username: {NJ Woods & Water member username} Type: {Buck/Doe} NJDFW Confirmation Number: {confirmation number} Deer Entry Points: {10 points for doe or buck} Number of Antlers: {number of antlers measuring 1" or longer without rounding up} Inside Spread: {inside spread length, rounded to nearest 1/2 "} Longest Tine on Left Beam: {tine length, rounded to nearest 1/2 "} Longest Tine on Right Beam: {tine length, rounded to nearest 1/2 "} TOTAL POINTS: Doe: 10 points + Picture Credit Buck: 10 points + Number of Antlers + Inside Spread + Longest Tine on Left Beam + Longest Tine on Right Beam + Picture Credit Contest Entry Example: Team: Team 1, Your Axiom Belongs To Us! Username: ShadowHuntress Type: Buck NJDFW Confirmation Number: 123ABCD Deer Entry Points: 10 points Number of Antlers: 10 Inside Spread: 21.5" Longest Tine on Left Beam: 11.5" Longest Tine on Right Beam: 13.0" Buck: 10 points + Number of Antlers + Inside Spread + Longest Tine on Left Beam + Longest Tine on Right Beam + Picture Credit TOTAL POINTS: 72 points ( 10 + 10 + 21.5 + 11.5 + 13.0 + 6)
  10. TLDR; Maybe parents should save money by sending their kids to a smaller/cheaper college with great education than spending insane amounts and incurring debt to go to a "better" school. Certainly something I'll need to think through down the road for my own daughter. I have to wonder in this day and age how much of "where" you went to college matters. I'd imagine in some areas it very much does, but in many others it likely does not. In the technical field I'm in, there are people from all walks of life with degrees ranging from Computer Science to History to Psychology, i.e. it matters more what (or who) you know than where you went to college or even what your degree is in. So with that in mind, it's likely best to focus on the curriculum of a given college over it's name and truly focus on getting the best education over graduating from a "top" school with a ton of debt. I know when I've interviewed people, the initial HR requirement is to have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or "related field". The key part is having the degree to get by HR. After that I don't care if you went to MIT or to a community college or if you took Underwater Basketweaving as a major, if you are technically sound (even self taught) and know what you are doing then you'll get hired...if you don't, it doesn't matter where that degree is from, you aren't going to help complete the projects I need done and I can't waste a valuable employment spot on someone who isn't capable of doing the job (even if you are "qualified" per the degree).
  11. Another shop that I learned about not long ago is Animals and Gardens Unlimited. Two of their staff members, Dave Koblen and Ron Branca, used to work in the now closed Sportsmen's Center. Both really great guys, tons of knowledge. I'll have to swing in there sometime soon and say hello to them and see what they have. Animals and Gardens Unlimited 14 Jacobstown Road New Egypt, NJ 08533 609-752-0000 https://animalsandgardensunlimited.com/
  12. Licenses and permits can be purchased at: Mighty Joe's Gas Grill & Deli 1231 US-206, Shamong, NJ 08088 (609) 268-0303
  13. Right now the leading option for Buck Scoring is: Number of points + actual width measurement + longest tine on left beam + longest tine on right beam Count the points and add those three measurements Example: 8 pointer with 20" inside spread, 11" right G2 and 9" left G3 = 8 + 20 + 11 + 9 = 48 points
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