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“Proud Grandfathers” – The 2021 New York White-Tailed Deer Hunting Season Opener

Saturday, November 20th was the opener of the regular gun season for deer here in New York. There have been a lot of firsts on our property here in the Finger Lakes region, and this year added to the growing list. My grandson, James, shot his first buck, a nice six pointer. My brother-in-law from Pennsylvania and his son normally join us. This [...]

By |2021-11-29T14:39:53-04:00November 29th, 2021|

The Good, the Bad and the Coyote

Warning: Some of the images below may be a bit graphic and contain visuals of animal carcasses.  Earlier this Fall, a friend of mine arrowed a nice doe with his bow on my property in upstate New York with about 10 minutes of daylight left. He tracked it for about a hundred yards before he lost the trail in the darkness. We went [...]

By |2020-12-01T13:05:41-04:00December 1st, 2020|

The White-Tailed Deer Rut has Begun!

White-tailed deer are entering their breeding cycle, aka ‘the rut.’  Like all life, key aspects of their life cycles are triggered by changing day length. Known as the photoperiod, it is the major factor that determines things such as when antlers begin growing in the spring, or when testosterone levels ready the bucks for breeding in the fall. If you think about it, [...]

By |2020-10-19T16:12:57-04:00October 19th, 2020|
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