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 !]
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...