What do you guys think of the rut? I haven't been back out there yet, so I don' t know if there are any signs. Not sure if I'd recognize them anyway...
Have you guys seen any?
I'm just wondering if I should give some estrous doe scent a try. I'm hoping to get back out friday morning.
Anyone going out for Turkey, btw?
I've never hunted turkey, but my first year out deer hunting, I was on the ground against a rock wall, and about 6 turkeys wandered around 20 feet in front of me for an hour. It was the day after turkey season, and I only had slugs in my shotgun for deer.
I think that the rut is on.
As for turkey hunting, my opinion is that fall turkey hunting is difficult, just trying to locate the flock is tough and the scrub brush on LI I think would make it hard to see the turkeys. I enjoy the spring turkey seson up state NY.
It may be good to deer hunt while the turkey over lap on LI, there may be hunters walking around and the deer could be moving a bit more.
Well I went out to try getting a turkey for thanksgiving this morning, and didn't see a bird or a deer anywhere...
From some guys I talked to at the rocky pt station today, 8 turkeys were taken on LI so far, before today.
Hey all. Hope you all enjoyed the season so far. I'm looking to go hunting in L.I. this up coming weekend and wanted to know if i can get an access permit if i arrive early in the am on the day of my hunt or do i have to go in advanced? Tried calling but they never answer.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...