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Title: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on August 22, 2016, 06:10:00 PM
Anyone want to join me in the Adirondack Mtn.  Moose River Plains for the annual TBONY early archery season hunt for deer?  It is a tradition that our friend Izzy and I started several years ago, and now we have lost him.  It will be very difficult for me to go there, but it’s something I have to do.  And I’d like to try and carry on the tradition that was something that he coordinated.

Anyway, it’s a beautiful, remote area with thousands of acres to roam.  Check out some of the threads from previous hunts to see some pics, really nice scenery.  Early bow season is from Sept. 27th to the 30th.  As Izzy wrote about last year’s hunt, “ I look at it as more of a rendezvous to see old friends and live life in the slow lane.”  I agree.  It’s a fun time and relaxing.  Pretty much hunt if and when you want, where ever you want.  A couple friends have expressed some interest, so let's make this happen.     :archer2:      

So, is there any interest in joining me?  I plan on getting there Wednesday morning the 28th and staying until Saturday 10/1 or Sunday the 2nd.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on August 22, 2016, 06:13:00 PM
Oh, it can be a day hunt or camp for a night or several nights, what ever works for you!
Thanks,
Ron
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Michael Salter on August 24, 2016, 09:31:00 AM
I would like to try to make the trip. Not sure with work this far out. I'll see what I can do. It has always sounded like a good time. Moose River Plains is a somewhat unique landscape in the Adirondacks and it makes for interesting hunting. Not quite like the "Big Woods" further north in the High Peaks area.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: RIng on August 26, 2016, 02:27:00 PM
Hay Ron what dates are you thinking  ? how you doing  ?
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on August 26, 2016, 08:22:00 PM
Hi Rich,

It's good to hear from ya and I hope you are doing well!  I was planning on going over there Wednesday the 28th and staying until the weekend.  

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on August 26, 2016, 08:23:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NVsALat.jpg)
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: RIng on August 26, 2016, 09:34:00 PM
Hay Ron I will try to plane my Maryland hunting and fishing so I am home then . Health permitting I will try to make it . I would rely like to be there .
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: RIng on August 31, 2016, 10:11:00 AM
Hay Ron  Lets try to do this . I will likely go up early to do some brook trout fishing at a spot I know south of MRP . Hope we can work this out . Rick
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on August 31, 2016, 12:21:00 PM
That sounds good, Rich.  I plan on being there Wed. the 28th unless the weather is terrible!
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on August 31, 2016, 12:24:00 PM
Do you want to try and get that same site as we had when you were there?  We were there last year, too.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on August 31, 2016, 12:26:00 PM
Also, we can work out food and stuff as we get closer to the end of Sept.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: RIng on August 31, 2016, 06:01:00 PM
that sounds like a plan .
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 06, 2016, 08:31:00 PM
Hey guys, I will be camped there this weekend. I will give ya'll a full report upon my return
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 06, 2016, 08:49:00 PM
Thanks Charlie!  Let us know how things are there.  And pick out a nice buck for me, will ya?

Have fun and enjoy the camping trip.

  :campfire:
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 07, 2016, 07:04:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by ronp:
Thanks Charlie!  Let us know how things are there.  And pick out a nice buck for me, will ya?

Have fun and enjoy the camping trip.

   :campfire:  
Last year I did...

Had a buck and 2 does walk through camp, then while hiking up to a tower, saw another doe.

For what its worth, there is a trail if you go over the Dam and curve around to the left to the gate in the road,  it is really neat woods back there with intermittent low spots.  I am certain deer and bear are in there pretty good.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 07, 2016, 12:46:00 PM
Thanks Charlie.  I have not been in there, but want to try over near there sometime.  And a little south of there on Buck mountain.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 07, 2016, 12:47:00 PM
I was going to take my canoe across Cedar River flow and get to Buck mountain that way.  Maybe this year...
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 07, 2016, 10:04:00 PM
There are deer on buck mountain for sure.  my buddy killed a nice one with a muzzle loader.  He said one was 2 x as big that he couldn't get a shot at.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 08, 2016, 01:50:00 PM
I'd like to paddle over there and spend a night or two.  It looks like too far of a hike to get in there for a day hunt.  Thanks for the info, Charlie!
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 08:12:00 PM
Ron,

went up the flow in the canoe and had lunch at one campsite up in there and had a  snack at the lean to.  There is a beaver dam across it this year so its a little tricky to find and you have to get your boat about 10 yards on ground around it.  Lots of beaver sign up there.... I did see one brook trout about 18 inches long.

I learned from a  local that a big group of guys goes up and hunts from the lean to.  teh Northville Placid trail goes through that spot and a hiker happened across us when we were there having a snack, he spent the night.

Black Flies were real bad for us.

The beech were dropping but not super heavy.

We hiked up Wakely Mountain to the fire Tower. There is also a cabin up there for use. There are  Some really good looking areas along the first 2 miles of trail with trails heading off and a  couple secluded Beaver marshes.  The beaver Marshes are all dried up mostly now but I have seen deer in and around them in the past.  Also a Huge shelf with a  lot of beech trees shortly after the 1st 2 miles and after the first decent uphill.  It looks as if it would be a  great area for a  still hunt.  I would focus on water sources because even though we were stormed on this weekend, it it clear they have not had the rain like in normal years.

Also The lake we were camped at, its where the Northville Placid Trail meets cedar river road, Ive seen deer there in the past.  One of Izzys favorite areas, one which we bear hunted, was past where we were on The Nville placid trail, then off a logging road to the left. I've seen deer around this little lake several times but not this time.  

On this trip however, I saw a  sike buck and 2 does, lots of turleys and a  grouse.  Of course this is all wildlife near the road.  Also saw a mink, bald eagle and loons.

The fighter Jets flying over all night were quite annoying but I understand their need.

Like usual its a  great area, and I will share photos when I can.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 09:08:00 PM
Also, There are campsites along the east side of the flow. I have camped in them in the past.   Uncle Fred used to go there bear and deer hunting.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 09:09:00 PM
Here are some pictures to help get you excited.  all were from cell phones. I would have taken more but the phone died.

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 09:12:00 PM
As yyou can see, leaves are starting to change.  

Here are some from atop of the fire tower. (it was so windy, I confess, I didn't go all the way to the top.... It was a bit hazy because we were in a  cloud and it was misty.  we were at 4,800 feet

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 09:14:00 PM
Cedar River Road deer

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 09:15:00 PM
Cedar River Flow Lean To

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 09:17:00 PM
As far up the river we could go in a  canoe

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 09:19:00 PM
Nice Campsite on the Cedar River about 4 miles in, where we had lunch and I have dreamed of hunting. I believe gun hunters set up camp here for the rifle season.

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 11, 2016, 09:23:00 PM
Some random pics including the beaver dam you have to get around.  There is a nice trail from all the canoeists and Kyakers before you.


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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 12, 2016, 07:30:00 AM
Great pics!  Thanks for sharing the trip.  Makes me want 5o get in there asap.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 12, 2016, 08:42:00 AM
Charlie,

About how far is it from the dam on the Cedar River Flow to the south end?
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: glenbo on September 13, 2016, 04:56:00 PM
Nice photos Charlie. Looks like a great weekend.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 13, 2016, 06:07:00 PM
Ron the Dam is at the beginning of the creek, you have to get over it to be on the river.  I'd say its about 2 miles or so.

Look at a map of the area and you will see where the creek dumps in.  the dam is at the beginning and you can get your boat up to about little squaw brook.

Its well worth a trip in there.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 13, 2016, 07:48:00 PM
Thanks for the info, Charlie.  I'm tryin' to get up the nerve to do a solo hunt in there!  I was wondering how far it is from the gate where you can park to paddle to the south end of the flow.  I thought about camping on the east side of the flow near where Buell Brook enters the flow, if there is any level, clear ground there.  

All your pics got me wanting to get in there!
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 13, 2016, 07:49:00 PM
http://mapper.acme.com/
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 13, 2016, 07:51:00 PM
That map shows about where I want to aim for, just don't know how far of a trip it is.  You can zoom in or out...
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 15, 2016, 07:20:00 AM
Its about 2 miles from the Dam to the other end of the flow before you enter the creek.

I have camped near Buell Creek, there are already "boat in" campsites along that shoreline.  Most have picnic tables Bear Hunters have brought via boat.

It starts to get weedy where that Campsite is a little but there are "channels" in between the weeds.

I always thought that area would be a great place to hunt as well.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 15, 2016, 12:25:00 PM
Thanks again Charlie.  Good info. I was going to ask if there was any places there to get my canoe in and any level places to pitch a tent. If the weather is good (dry) I might give that area a try!
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 15, 2016, 07:09:00 PM
There is a launch just above the Dam. there is a sign in and out book. The same Dam you would drive across to get to the one trail I spoke of earlier.  Its is near the Rangers cabin.

I am eager to hear of your next trip.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 15, 2016, 07:45:00 PM
Charlie,

I really appreciate all the info you have given me.  It's great to know there are camping areas near the south end of the flow.  I have been pouring over online maps and really want to try this.  Hoping for dry weather for the end of the month.  Thank you again.
   :campfire:  

PS - I think this is close to the area Ron W. wanted to try a solo hunt on last year or the year before.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: RIng on September 22, 2016, 07:06:00 AM
Ron  PM sent .
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 22, 2016, 10:33:00 AM
Back to you, Rick.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: PeteA on September 26, 2016, 03:59:00 PM
Good luck boys! Looking forward to seeing some great harvest pics. Straight Arrows all!
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 26, 2016, 04:32:00 PM
Thanks Pete.  But there are few deer here!  Lots of beautiful terrain and great camping, though.  One of these years we'll get one, though.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 27, 2016, 06:56:00 AM
Have a great trip Ron.  I look forward to your pictures.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on September 27, 2016, 12:21:00 PM
Thanks Charlie!
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:12:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Cyclic-Rivers:
Have a great trip Ron.  I look forward to your pictures.
This expedition turned out to be a solo hunt/camping trip (hope your feeling better Rick).  I got there Wed. midday and set up camp.  It's in about 13 miles from a blacktop road.  Pretty remote.

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:15:00 PM
No deer, though I saw one doe on the way in.  Not much sign in the woods.  Kinda depressing.  I did see some Canada geese heading north (???) in fine formation.

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:18:00 PM
The forest is still quite green, so it was tough to see.
 (http://i.imgur.com/1waECvI.jpg)

Plenty of thick green moss.  It was like walking on a mattress in some places.  Here's a selfie of me taking a break:
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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:23:00 PM
Friday, I took a little canoe daytrip down the Cedar River Flow.  So I had a good breakfast before starting out.

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Hard boiled eggs and venison chili!  And a banana.  Protein, carbs and caffeine.  What more could I ask for?
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:31:00 PM
Here is where I launched my little wooden canoe.  Thanks, Charlie for all the good info about this area!

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:33:00 PM
The leaves were in pretty good color along the flow.
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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:34:00 PM
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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:35:00 PM
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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:37:00 PM
I stopped to take a break and found this old milk bottle up in the woods.

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:40:00 PM
The water was actually pretty low, so I had a difficult time getting to the shore below Buck Mountain, where I wanted to do a quick scout/hunt.  Hard to paddle through these weeds!

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:41:00 PM
So I settled on a shore lunch.  Red neck surf and turf.  AKA venison jerky and smoked oysters and coffee.  Yummy!

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 03, 2016, 07:45:00 PM
Heading back.  I did get pretty near the base of Buck Mtn. but not close enough.  I did take a quick walk and it sure looks like something I want to do, maybe next fall.

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Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on October 04, 2016, 05:03:00 PM
Great Pictures Ron.  Did you get past the beaver Dam and up the river? Its worth the trip if you didn't get to this time.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 04, 2016, 06:21:00 PM
I didn't get that far, Charlie.  I now wish I did.  Definitely have to try again!
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 04, 2016, 06:24:00 PM
Like you mentioned, it is very quiet there, no noises at all except me paddling.  I also saw a bald eagle, so that was cool.  And a lot of geese and a few ducks.  And 2 loons a ways off.
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on October 05, 2016, 06:49:00 AM
I forgot about the eagles.  Coming from Wisconsin, I forget how infrequently we see them here sometimes. They are quite plentiful in WI.

That area is definitely nice....
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: RIng on October 05, 2016, 07:54:00 AM
Hay Ron  looks good . I hope I can get things straitened out so we can get together for some fishing and hunting up north next year . Maybe get you down to Maryland for some sika and rock fish .Hope you and yours have a good year .
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Michael Salter on October 07, 2016, 01:37:00 PM
Nice photos, Ron. Sorry I couldn't make it up there to join you. But sometimes a solo trip is what is needed for a mental reset. Already looking forward to making this trip next year (if you do it again).
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: NANUK on October 12, 2016, 05:57:00 PM
Great photos!  It looks beautiful up there!
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: RIng on October 25, 2017, 08:14:00 AM
Hay Ron did you go up this year ? If so how was it ? I am doing all my hunting in MD. this year . Hope you and yours are will .
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 25, 2017, 08:48:00 PM
Hey Rich,

I hope all is well with you and yours.  I did make it up there for a quick week-end at the end of September.  I hunted some but didn't see any deer.  Not a lot of sign, as usual.  I got to try out my new tent, though:

  (https://i.imgur.com/YDVr5tvh.jpg)
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: RIng on October 26, 2017, 08:13:00 AM
Cool. I had one some what like that that I used for years when I was into Mt. men ML . I love the Adirondacks but my health dos not let me hike the Mt. now , maybe next year .
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: ronp on October 30, 2017, 09:39:00 AM
It's a Whelen style tent.  Almost like sleeping under the stars.  It got down in the twenties at night, and my water froze.  But I kept the fire going and was toasty warm.  In the evening when the temps were in the low thirties I could sit in the tent wearing just shorts and a tee shirt.  I can't wait to use it some more!   :campfire:
Title: Re: 2016 NYTB Moose River early bow season deer hunt/rendezvous
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 06, 2017, 07:14:00 AM
Cool Tent Ron.  I am happy you were able to make the trip!