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.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...