That is some big bodied deer. Most places in MS the bucks weigh on average of 180-190 lbs live weight. In the delta they can go to 300+ live weight but usually in the 225 lb range. Hogs can go north of 400 but usually are from 100-250.That's a lot of Bacon and hams right there! As for the deer in Northern NY a 3-4 year old will "dress" 200+ and I have seen some go as high as 275 dressed weight but that is before they run all their weight off(pre-rut)
Come on out for the bear drives.We have alot of fun.Make no mistake though,this is a tough hunt,crawling thru swamps pushing bears out to standers.We swap standers/drivers each time so you don't get to worn out.I drive the entire time because I took a bear 3 years ago in a drive and that's good for me.My son took one 2 years back.We usually run a bear out during the day.After 2 days that's about all your body can handle.Anyone's welcome to come try and owe me nothing.I enjoy hunting with all the guys and most new ones I meet as well
I had a bunch of guys from NY come out and go Elk and Mulie hunting with me a couple times. Went back east and got a turkey hunting with them. They got several deer and a spike bull. It may not have been an even exchange of assets, but the lifelong friendships make up for it. If you get a chance, do it. Pay for your own gas and meals. You are just a couple of buddies hunting together.
I have been swapping bear hunts in Ontario for over 15 years now, with alot of successful killing of different animals. This is the best way to see new places and hunt different species, for the poor average working man without big outfitter fees.
Im with you on this one
I see you are in up States NY
My very first swap hunt was in Brookfield NY on a turkey hunt beautiful country
I'm another easterner that would be interested in joining a group or individual on a swap hunt. There's not many hunting opportunities here in Connecticut however I've got two good sized fishing boats and would be glad to take a few trips out fishing. We always eat well on our hunts as well. Plenty of seafood!