Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2011«

I’m Certified to Bow Hunt in NYS

October 23, 2011

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At about 8:15 am, 40 wannabe bowhunters rendezvoused at a rundown hospital building in the Bronx to get qualified to bow hunt in the state of New York. The hospital hasn’t seen real patients for years, and now primarily exists as a methadone clinic. When I was milling about beforehand, I asked some of the […]

What time is it?

October 23, 2011

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Bowhunting class time.

Hit a Significant Milestone Today

October 23, 2011

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The Z7, even adjusted down to I its minimum draw weight is still at the upper edge of what I can handle.¬† I’ve started slow, practicing twice a day. When I first purchased the bow, I could only pull once before resting my shoulders. Now after only a week, I can draw five times consecutively […]

Beast Feast, Venison Jerky, Pemmican, and the Zombie Apocalypse.

October 20, 2011

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Beast Feast Coming home with 27 pounds of meat gave me the opportunity to make some interesting dishes. On Sunday, I hosted a small potluck party, Beast Feast: I supplied the main courses, about 8 pounds of Venison Steaks and 5 pounds of Kung Pao Pheasant. To cook the venison, I let the steaks warm […]

Sweet

October 20, 2011

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Training/Diet Update

October 19, 2011

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First things first… Bows and Rifle are very different. With a modicum of training, a 12 year-old kid can be taught to punch tight groups at 500 yards with a scoped rifle. Yet that same person would likely not be able to draw a seventy-pound hunting bow. Given two days, I could take almost anyone […]

Just Bought My First Bow: a Mathews Z7

October 16, 2011

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Following my trip to Pro-Line last week, I was chatting with my friend who is a serious bowhunter. When I told him I was going to buy a bow and was considering a low-end “starter bow” he kiboshed the idea and offered to sell me his old bow, a 2010 Mathews Z7, and everything I’d […]

Eat What You Kill

October 14, 2011

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Immediately upon my return to NYC, I threw one of my blocks of Six Medallions into the fridge to defrost. For dinner this evening, I cooked them very traditionally. I let them warm to room temperature, dried them with paper towels, salted and peppered both sides, and dropped them into a hot skillet oiled with […]

Adding a New Tool to the Toolkit: Bow

October 14, 2011

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I’m still rather new to the hunting scene, but my brief perusal of the NY State Fish and Game Laws tells me one thing. Want to hunt deer and live in Manhattan? Buy a bow: About six months ago I fooled around with a bow at a local archery range/proshop Pro-Line Archery. Had a good […]

The Return to Civilization

October 14, 2011

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Tuesday was good. I got the 27 pounds of meat in styrofoam coolers with dry ice. On the way to the airport I traded styrofoam for a hard plastic cooler. I was pretty unsure how the meats would fair after twelve hours outside the freezer. The answer? Really well, actually. Here’s the payload after three […]