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Season is fast approaching  and my camp has a had few  rules in its 30 years of existance at my  house.

1. **** Do not move from a stand  on a drive until its over !!!! ***

One guy banned doing this  its #1 safety for drivers and standers.  No slack given on this at all

1a. No shooting deer  on lawn!!

Pretty self explanatory  but did get one  person banned 

2. No  cooking  of fried baloney or  liver  inside. 

Its My house cant stand smell of it....

3. If you shoot a button buck you on dishes remainder  of camp.

Really not that hard to distinguish a button  bow hunting and  gun it takes a little self control but  not that hard. 

4.  Shoot what size  buck  you want but  no complaing about what someone else  got if its bigger or smaller.

5.  If your  over 65 you can hunt  out of the hot tub.

The tub  overlooks a nice 1 acre field/ plot and apple orchard.   Nice perk  for older member  but never  been  done. But he was excited to hit 65  now 75... lol

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no deer hunting camp really anymore. uncles' camp pre-season party and get together fizzled when season went to Saturday morning opener. it was always held the Saturday prior to gun season opener. only rules we have now for anyone who hunts the farm are no fawns and have to abide by the antler restriction minimum for the qdm co-op the farm is part of. other than that's it loosely get along and sort out any drama or where you'll hunt between yourselves.

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2 hours ago, G-man said:

Season is fast approaching  and my camp has a had few  rules in its 30 years of existance at my  house.

1. **** Do not move from a stand  on a drive until its over !!!! ***

One guy banned doing this  its #1 safety for drivers and standers.  No slack given on this at all

1a. No shooting deer  on lawn!!

Pretty self explanatory  but did get one  person banned 

2. No  cooking  of fried baloney or  liver  inside. 

Its My house cant stand smell of it....

3. If you shoot a button buck you on dishes remainder  of camp.

Really not that hard to distinguish a button  bow hunting and  gun it takes a little self control but  not that hard. 

4.  Shoot what size  buck  you want but  no complaing about what someone else  got wether bigger or smaller.

5.  If your  over 65 you can hunt  out of the hot tub.

The tub  overlooks a nice 1 acre field/ plot and apple orchard.   Nice perk  for older member  but never  been  done. But he was excited to hit 65  now 75... lol

I qualify for a hot tub hunt! I won't even need a rifle!

I'll just stand up in the buff, and scare em to death!!!

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We used to have a hunting and fishing camp.  

- no lunch beers. Unless you tagged in the morn and were done. 

- no one goes without a compass and everyone checks in at noon and is back by dark. 

- no more than one wild card at the poker table 

- no one but Dad touches Dad's cast iron

- you go outside to pee you return with an armload of wood

- no TV allowed 

There were prob others but it was a long time ago.  

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"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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Makes me sad , seems many people have not experianced camp.  To me its the best part  of  hunting.  Card games  euchre mostly , fun stories, sharing cooking meals, watching a hockey/ football together and  just comraderie with group of guys / women and  now their  kids  joining as they get older.. ...

Even the few days work is needed  it makes  the day fun and work go by fast.. 

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2 minutes ago, G-man said:

Makes me sad , seems many people have not experianced camp.  To me its the best part  of  hunting.  Card games  euchre mostly , fun stories, sharing cooking meals, watching a hockey/ football together and  just comraderie with group of guys / women and  now their  kids  joining as they get older.. ...

Even the few days work is needed  it makes  the day fun and work go by fast.. 

It's something I've never experienced, and I wish I had. We would gather at the shop in the morning and divy up who was going to which stand, but that was really the extent of the gathering outside of skinning. Camp always seemed like such a fun idea to me.

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1 minute ago, Caveman said:

Now I know you're in the Southern Tier. The only time I've been asked to play euchre is with the old timers in Allegany during deer season.

Not far from allegany camp i started hubting with is  gone many years now my father friends camp all are passed away but  us kids  that were last group  i was able to get some relics from  that camp, the old pìpe holder that hing  over fireplace and I even got the  marble score board with copper nails heads as  counters.

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We had two camps up in Lewis county. Both small little camps about 150 yards apart just off Chase lake.  My Dad had one and my uncle the other.  When I was a kid we would be up there all summer and would trout fish all the area streams, swim in Chase lake, fish there at night, chase red squirrels with the BBQ guns. The uncles and my Dad would play poker every night. My Dad was a chef and would cook amazing meals.  Such a great time and I sure miss it. 

We didn't do a lot of hunting but did some. Most of it involved a whole lot of walking and not many deer.  But I did see the only bear I've ever seen when I was a kid of about 12 tagging along with my Dad.  As I got older Dad couldn't hunt much but me and my brother would be out all day and come back to whatever he had cooked up at camp.  

Once Dad passed it all wasn't the same, and I was then in college and then working two jobs. 

Had a camp again in my 30s for a bit up in Indian lake. It got so that having two houses to work on all the time wasn't that fun.  Just seemed like that's all I did X2 and never had time to actually enjoy being up there.  

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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Don’t think I have any actual rules at my camp?

 

If you know where the key is you’re always invited, no I’m not hunting with you, if you kill one I’ll help you drag after dark. 
 

I remembered my only rule, if you use the toilet seat and don’t hang it back above the stove you’re sitting on the wood from now on!

 

 

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I was a member of Camp Yellow Snow in Potter County, PA from roughly 1984 until my buddy sold it about 9 years ago. He’s the one that bought a 247 acre farm near Cooperstown next to another buddy’s 185 acre farm. Now we call our combined camp, Camp Snarker (East and West). We carried over some camp rules. No heavy drinking Friday night. Nobody leaves their stands until 9:30 am even if you scored at first light. 
 

We did something opposite here for the camp pot with $20 each (times 8-10). Instead of winning it for the biggest buck as we always did in Camp Yellow Snow, we give it out for the smallest legal buck. It messes with some of the younger guys’ minds. :tooth:

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1 hour ago, Robhuntandfish said:

We used to have a hunting and fishing camp.  

- no lunch beers. Unless you tagged in the morn and were done. 

- no one goes without a compass and everyone checks in at noon and is back by dark. 

- no more than one wild card at the poker table 

- no one but Dad touches Dad's cast iron

- you go outside to pee you return with an armload of wood

- no TV allowed 

There were prob others but it was a long time ago.  

How did you guys ever kill a deer having to check in at noon and being back by dark??

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20 minutes ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

How did you guys ever kill a deer having to check in at noon and being back by dark??

I was just a kid.  And my uncle and Dad wouldn't go in that far esp with kids. Plus we hunted areas by section and could cover it pretty well in half a day.  When I got older I spent all day out there either by myself or with my brother or a buddy.  And most of the time we couldve spent a week out there and still not killed a deer.  Lol.  There was even less deer in the area we hunted in the Dacks then there is now.  It was far from productive.  The fishing up there was far better then though.  

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"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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