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Hunting my Friend’s Homestead in the Catskills: Day 2

November 24, 2011

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Day 2 began just as the day prior, 5am wake up, shower, in the field by 5:30. Yesterday, I saw hunters on the property to the south, and part of the southern perimeter consistent of stone walls with breaks forming natural funnels for lazy deer. The wind at this point was cooperating with a gentle […]

Hunting my Friend’s Homestead in the Catskills: Day 1

November 24, 2011

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As I said in my last post, I was pretty fired up on my chances to get a second deer on my friend’s land last weekend. So, Friday afternoon, I rented a “practical” Scion xB, threw my gear in the back and drove three hours north into the boonies. Arriving at 11pm, extensive scouting really […]

Some Thoughts on the Difficulty of Taking a Second Deer

November 24, 2011

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One of my more aggressive goals on my return from Oregon was to take a second deer this year. Taking a deer is one thing with a guide who knows a piece of property so well that the deer practically fall into your lap. Having a deer venture into range while sitting dead silent in […]

First Foray onto New York State Hunting Lands

November 9, 2011

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On Sunday Morning I got up at the earliest time of my entire life: 2:40 am. All so I could be in the Bronx by 4am, and in a hunting blind in Stewart Forest by 5:30am. Unfortunately, due to a combination of factors we arrived at 6am and both our primary and secondary spots had […]

Getting the Gear Dialed In

November 6, 2011

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The past few weeks this blog hasn’t been super active. I’ve been mainly getting ready for hunting season. Every morning and evening, I’ve been practicing with the bow to rebuild my shoulder strength. Diet and Sleep have been pretty wholesome. One goal since coming back to the city was finding other hunters to partner up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]