I live right across the NYS line in Bennington Co. VT. I have tags in both VT and NYS and can't wait to get out there. The turkeys are just starting to gobble over my way....not seeing as many as in years past but have seen a couple of good toms. Good luck this season!
Saw two big toms strutting in a field adjacement to my property yesterday morning; a third was on top of a hen. I've had gobblers respond to owl hoots the past three mornings as I stepped outside my door. Now if they'll hang around another week. [Also saw a moose as I was driving to workyesterday. I just love this time of year !]
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...