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Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 04-21-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By mgc
Funny how that works....as much as I hunt, I...

Funny how that works....as much as I hunt, I still have a hard time sleeping the night before I go out...I spend my time thinking about the spot, how I'm going to set up, which way the wind will...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-19-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By mgc
If you are looking for a wood and canvas canoe...

If you are looking for a wood and canvas canoe (good choice) try looking at the WCHA classifieds....
http://www.wcha.org/classifieds
Also read the post about how to value W/C canoes...most folks...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 04-02-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By mgc
3 pieces of Jolly Green Giant canned corn on a...

3 pieces of Jolly Green Giant canned corn on a size 1 mustad....;)
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By mgc
If the idea is to carry a side arm only the...

If the idea is to carry a side arm only the discussion is much different than sidearm and rifle or shotgun....
As a tracker, your target may be a wounded animal that will move if you get too close...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-16-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
Properly managed, there are virtually no...

Properly managed, there are virtually no "inherent risks" in hunting other than tree stands. You are more likely to die from a lightning strike or an insect sting than from a gunshot wound while...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-16-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
Ignorant, no...in agreement...no. My personal...

Ignorant, no...in agreement...no. My personal experiences have not been favorable...so be it.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-16-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
Here is some information to help you to become...

Here is some information to help you to become familiar with what is taught in NYS Hunter Education and Bowhunting classes.
Each course covers (in detail) each of the stand types and how to use...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-15-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
I'm not a big fan of USA Today but this is a good...

I'm not a big fan of USA Today but this is a good article:...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-15-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
We should be thankful for that. Not everyone...

We should be thankful for that.
Not everyone (few) subscribe to the hype.
Of the students that I teach, none of them put harvesting a deer with big horns as their first priority. Harvesting a deer...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 03-14-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
As with all things Funke (think antler...

As with all things Funke (think antler restrictions and alignment with QDMA money) this is funky.
I see several things that are illogical or not adequately fleshed out.
First, it removes the Cbow...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 02-28-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
So the crossbow advantage for you is eliminating...

So the crossbow advantage for you is eliminating the challenge of getting the draw on the deer..OK, I understand that.. I kind of enjoy that part of bowhunting but given that it's not a sure thing......
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 02-27-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
I'm not quite sure how owning a crossbow would...

I'm not quite sure how owning a crossbow would make the last two weeks of bow season more productive? You get a few extra yards from it and it takes the challenge of drawing out of the equation (is...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 02-22-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By mgc
I have three Moultries...they all have issues so...

I have three Moultries...they all have issues so I would not recommend them.
Check Rodgers spring sale to see what they have available.

I'm not sure how you plan to use them? I went through a...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 02-03-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,622
Posted By mgc
Burlington is not a bad area to end up in, albeit...

Burlington is not a bad area to end up in, albeit a bit pricey...if you are a waterfowler it's a great place to be. You don't need to go very far to get into the birds.
Deer hunting is also an...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-10-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By mgc
Anyone that leaves a game cam on state land...

Anyone that leaves a game cam on state land should be expecting it to vanish....

Last year I found a game cam mounted 10 feet away from one of my stands....I was shocked that someone would have...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 12-07-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By mgc
IMHO, Don's books are a must... ...

IMHO, Don's books are a must...
https://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Adirondacks-Guide-Routes-Adirondack/dp/0935272798
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-08-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,605
Posted By mgc
Thanks...so go figure..I lost one today. I had a...

Thanks...so go figure..I lost one today. I had a pass through that must not have hit vitals...the deer went quite far but I was able to stay on it until it laid down. It left a large puddle of blood...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-30-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,605
Posted By mgc
I should have seen this earlier today. I just...

I should have seen this earlier today. I just completed a Bowhunter Education course here in Hamlin. I would have told my class. I also did classes in Albion, Avon, Brockport and Henrietta recently...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-02-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By mgc
I pull a large tyvek suit over my regular gear....

I pull a large tyvek suit over my regular gear. You can pick one up for a few bucks at a paint shop or Lowes...
Tyvek suits are also great for Can, snow goose or crow hunting during the winter...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 09-01-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,734
Posted By mgc
Boy, this is when you miss the good old days..I...

Boy, this is when you miss the good old days..I think I might have paid $12.00 for my vice and another $25 or so dollars for all of the necks, thread, etc.. when I started out...Herters! Grade A...
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