Hey all just got back from Ohio and although I ate tag soup all I cans say is WOW!!! The deer out there are PIGS!!! My brother and another buddy of mine did a DIY on public land and to be honest it was still good hunting. Some large, quality deer and huge tracts of public land to hunt. My one buddy shot a monster 10 pt but we could not find him after 3 days of looking. it was the biggest buck he'd ever had a crack at, at least a 170-180 class buck and every bit of 250 on the hoof...also witnessed by another hunter. He ended up taking a huge doe our last day of hunting and I'll be damned if she was not the biggest doe we'd ever seen, bigger than any buck he's shot in Jersey! We estimated her between 160-170 dressed!!! Suffice it to say we'll be back there next year! I saw a few shooters just never had any come within bow range...oh well, maye next year. So I still have an unfilled Jersey tag, so I'll be schlepping back out next weekend to see if i can close out the year on Jersey deer. Sox fancongrats again, well done...let me know what ya'll plans are for hunting and swe'll see if we can't meet. Krawiech, welcome to D&DH, your most welcome to come along!
Hank I'm sorry you feel that way and I hope you do stick around, at least long enough for us to meet you in person. Truth is I've been OBE (overcome by events) over the last month or so. When I got back from Ohio one of my coworkers and hunting buddies was let go, and guess who got his workload? Yours truly...I've not had a chance to come up for air, working late, and on weekends, let along find time to hunt. So my apologies, if we've been unable to get together its been a rough season. Having said that for starters (and unless I get dragged away from work) I'm hunting ramenessin this Thursday afternoon (Dec 16th), soxfan saw your post and my apologies but today I've got the kid so could not make it otherwise I'd been there with you today...but let me know how it is...I hunted there 3 times like you early season and gave up with all the joggers and such...maybe by now its subsided. So I'll be there Thursday afternoon and that Saturday as well...I've not even drawn the bow back on a deer yet this season so its going to be like last season and come down to the wire. Ok Secondly I propose either this Thursday or Saturday or sometime the following week we meet up for beers. Not sure what everyones schedule is like and if there is better day let me know..and I don't care where so long as we meet up. Hank, of course you are welcome to come...I have no dog in the fight, this is not "my" group and I don't make the rules or speak for anyone here. I enjoy the company of all and compared to some of the other hunters I've come across in NJ, the group we have here on D&DH are down to earth, friendly, and we look after each other....funny thing is none of us has met in person and we all feel that way (I think, lol) ...so that says a lot about this group! Oh and a lot of us are sox fans too
...but we don't hold that against anyone, especially yankee fans, lol. Guys let me know whose in.... Massman and soxfan thanks!