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.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...