Groovy Mike said: "I shot this little fellow thinking he was a doe until I walked up and saw spikes."
Mike - that's a spittin' image of the spike I shot. Same scenario - thought it was a doe (even the oak leaves look the same). Had a doe tag, so it was no big deal, but I was surprised.
Alpine Archer - My wife uses a 7mm Mauser (Ruger M77 7x57). It's a great deer getter, for sure.
I bet he'll eat real good! Congrats on a NY buck of any size :) Kevin
P.S. Are you coming bear hunting with us this spring?
You sure know how to tempt a man! lol.
THANK YOU for teh invitation. But I think I will save up for either a trip back west to hunt muleys in the area I know with the friends who live there, or take a moose hunt. But I DO want a bear someday....
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...