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Choosy hunter, weather may have hurt deer harvest

Thursday, December 26, 2013
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I hope Santa was good to all my readers. I know taping my letter to Mr. Claus on the refrigerator worked for me. As for my New York state deer season, it could’ve been better, but I enjoy being out in the woods with good friends “almost” as much as getting a deer. I’ve become rather fussy about what I shoot, which is why I passed on quite a few deer, but that had a lot to do with shooting a twilight spike, four-point or doe when I knew I would be dressing it out with a flashlight in my teeth in bitter cold weather, then having to drag it to my truck. In terms of weather, I believe, as a half- and all-day sitter hunter, it was the worst weather I’ve been out in. My wife, and some of my friends, tell me to act my age, and I tell them, “I am.”...

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