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  1. Introductions
    I am downrangedude- a bucolic guy from Texas who enjoys wilderness and everything awesome out there. Hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, camping & shooting are my things. I have some questions and some answers- hope the forum will prove to be my happy haven.
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    On Wednesday, the Senate recalled Senate Bill 4686, sponsored by Senator Tony Avella (D-11). This move should successfully block this harmful bill from passing the Legislature as lawmakers enter the final hours of the 2015 session. The bill, backed by animal "rights" groups, would ban the...
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    Now if only we could get this to happen in New York….. film Fences Last week, Governor Peter Shumlin signed H. 5 into law, officially making Vermont the 41st state to legalize the private possession of suppressors. The new law, which will go into effect on July 2nd, was the culmination...
  4. Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
    I'm going to be getting my hunting license soon and was wondering what your guys' opinion was on handgun caliber for hunting deer? I'm thinking obviously a revolver but I don't know if 44mag is better than 460, or if .357 magnum is fine... Is it all preference? Or is one a clear winner?
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    I have scoured the DEC website and googled to no avail. Does anybody know? I just want my signature to say: "DEEEAHHH hunting has been limited to 6 BOOOLLITTS since 19xx" FUAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Anyone have any feedback on anything? I am looking for a shooting light. Mounts on top of scope and has a pressure activated switch. I see a few different brands around the $120-$150 range, the primos ones are cheaper but seem to get terrible reviews. Also red or green, which is your preference?
  7. Rifles
    Looking at options for a NYS compliant semi auto varmint hunting rifle. Lets hear some suggestions. So far I'm looking into a Saiga Hunting rifle 7.62x39
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    I really like how this story turns out hope you have a good laugh... It was Saturday morning as Mike, an avid hunter from Augusta, Georgia, woke up raring to go bag the first deer of the season. He walks down to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee, and to his surprise he finds his wife...
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    Really thinking about hunting PA this upcoming season. Only thing turning me off is the no Sunday hunting thing and the seasons seem so much shorter. Rifle season in the unit I would hunt is a week long. I would only be able to hunt one Saturday! Can't take off work and can't hunt Sunday...
  10. Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
    How could I hunt with a perminant 10 round magazine? Would it fall under shotgun rules where you just load 5?
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    Guys I am going squirrel hunting this weekend with a buddy. This will be my first hunting experience as I have only shot at paper up until now. Since I am a newbie I have a few questions and would appreciate any advice from you guys with experience. 1) I have an old Winchester model Sixty Two...
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    It's once again that time of year where the firearms industry travels to Las Vegas for the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade (SHOT) Show. We will be attending once again and hope to provide some updated coverage for those of you back home. We will be visiting some booths and asking...
  13. Rifles
    Hi, I'm looking for a new rifle for next season deer hunting. Came across a 308 I like but comes in 18" bull and 20" light weight. Can someone school me in barrel length.? will a short barrel loos a lot of velocity/accuracy? I'd like something good up to 300 yards. Thanks in advance.
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    I never thought that there would be a more restrictive state than New York State on firearms in general, but California seems to have gone NYS one better in that area. The antigun mob in California has passed a law making lead bullets illegal. Pro gun forces in California say that it's really an...
  16. Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
    Now that Big Game season is over I always say I am going to get out and do some small game hunting. Been saying this for last few years and never make the time too go. I would only shoot bunnies, pheasant & grouse. Maybe its because I have no flushing dogs and I think that without a dog my...
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    "Many celebrities look forward to a Barbara Walters interview. Not so with Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. He skipped the interview to go duck hunting. Robertson Family Robertson Family - sans Phil with Barbara Walters (ABC/ Heidi Gutman/Ida Mae Astute/Lorenzo Bevilaqua) Radar Online is...
  18. Rifles
    "Rifles are great firearms, they are accurate, easy to shoot, and powerful. That said, your hunting rifle is not the best home defense weapon, and home defense weapontoday we are going to count down some reasons why that is. Now don't get me wrong, I like rifles and I own several of them, but...
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    The NYS DEC sent a news release that they intend to prohibit Eurasian Boar hunting. I do not believe any of the reasons they give for prohibiting his hunting as they state. I'll see what people think here. Part 180, Section 180.12 - Eurasian Boar - Express Terms - NYS Dept. of Environmental...
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    Does anyone hunt fox? If so, how far north do you usually hunt
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