Jim Spent the last 2 weekend up in the central adk's so I cannot say here in CNY. Found a decient buck last weekend (a miss in the thick stuff with the flintlock?). This week that buck has a rub line that was not there last week so they are definetly gearing up.
Talked to your boy last week in BPS said you were hunting up to the fulten chain. How did things go?
How far "upstate" are you? I only ask, cause some guys call a half hour outside the city as "upstate". My Dad has been seeing some very early signs starting up this week right up along the canadien border in Vermont. Scrapes starting to show up and stuff. We usually don't see the full fledged rut till the second week of November or so, but it's been cool enough lately, the might be thinking about it a little early.
Hi Bear, I spent one day in the Seventh Lake area. Very nice in the woods but no action. I would like to try and make it back up there when there is a little snow on the ground. I spent the rest of the week in the Happy Valley, and Tug Hill areas. Passed on a few flat heads but no bucks. It was still nice to be out in the woods.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...