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    • trl242
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      Well, after the non-event hurricane (at least here at home) I went up to my neighbor’s proprerty who graciously allows me to hunt on it, to find all kinds of wind damage up there. Trees uprooted, limbs down, tree tops sheered off. According to him, it was done mostly during some nasty thunderstorms, not the non-event. I was forced to move my tree stand and it was all I could do to find a tree to hang it in and still have shotting lanes.

      The sad part of this story is that the owner is an older man who really isn’t able to maintain his 70 aacres and as hard as it was last year to find arrow struck deer, it will be twice as hard this year, with all of the damage done.

      Did anyone else suffer from the hurricane, i.e. impact on hunting areas?

    • Mark Turton
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      I’ve been watching the news reports some areas look bad, I hope the folks effected get the help they need to rebuild.

      Would your neighbour allow you to harvest the fallen timber and share any profit, might be a way to get the ground clear and create a better habitat.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      That non-event kept us on the edge of our seats here in Eastern PA. We had 7 trees down on our little property in a storm the end of July and three more down Sunday. We’re fortunate to have power, phone, and internet back already. Some will be without for the rest of the week. At least it’s still summer with warm weather and long days. Generator sales were hot. Folks were driving out of the big apple to buy generators here.

    • MCuiksa
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      That non-event took some lives and did some damage far greater than causing someone to have to move a stand and track a little harder.

      If it were me, I’d go run a chainsaw for a couple days because he’s a neighbor who needs help and to thank him for allowing me to hunt in the past…..

      Just my thoughts. Mike.

      I don’t mean to suggest your post was meant in a disrespectful way….the “non-event” term just seemed a little cold-hearted to those who lost loved ones and your idea of suffering from the hurricane means your hunting area was affected.

    • jmsmithy
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      Here in Morris COunty NJ I didn’t think it would be a big deal..Family and I supposed to got our place in Adirondacks for 10 days, get ready for deer / bear season. Play with fields/blinds/stands/food plots etc…out on canoe…

      Mrs..felt more comfortable if we stayed in NJ until storm blew over…I poo poo’d but want make her happy so we stayed…woke up to over foot of water in basement…carpets/electronics/hardwood floors…all destroyed.:(..15-20k in damage which may not be covered (flood never covered on home policy – I’m my own insurance agent!:shock:)…luckily all my bows and arrows were hung/slung on walls…

      This was an unbeliveable storm, much like Katrina, the big issue was the aftermath, not the storm itself..Prayers to all folks effected…compared to a lot of people, our issue is a minor one by the grace of God.

      NJ archery season starts Sept 10 and ADK bear Sept 17…boy do I need to hit the woods…

    • jmsmithy
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      Restoration company finally here…we up to 35-40K in damage…:shock::x

      Please deer season…get here…:!:

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Best of luck with that. All I have to worry about is cutting up a lot of next year’s firewood. We feel very lucky to get through this with as little as we did. I stopped in the hardware store today to buy screening for the porch door and they had chairs lined up for people waiting for a generator shipment. They said a truck came in Sunday morning with 89 units loaded and they were gone by 7:30 a.m. Monday.
      One young man died here Sunday pushing his son out of the way of a falling tree. Forty four years old.

    • trl242
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      pothunter wrote: I’ve been watching the news reports some areas look bad, I hope the folks effected get the help they need to rebuild.

      Would your neighbour allow you to harvest the fallen timber and share any profit, might be a way to get the ground clear and create a better habitat.

      No, he uses the wood himself for heat and will most likely cut it a little at a time as he needs it. It’s a nice thought though.

    • trl242
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      MCuiksa wrote: That non-event took some lives and did some damage far greater than causing someone to have to move a stand and track a little harder.

      If it were me, I’d go run a chainsaw for a couple days because he’s a neighbor who needs help and to thank him for allowing me to hunt in the past…..

      Just my thoughts. Mike.

      I don’t mean to suggest your post was meant in a disrespectful way….the “non-event” term just seemed a little cold-hearted to those who lost loved ones and your idea of suffering from the hurricane means your hunting area was affected.

      I guess we live in a hyper-sensitive world these days where anyone can find offense at any statement made. Thanks for reminding me of that.

    • jmsmithy
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      Insurance company just left, pushing $50k in damage. Thank GOD it appears we’re covered…:D

      A lot of folks aren’t though. Thank you all for prayers and well wishes. Certainly means a lot. Good to know that those of us in this Trad world understand humanity, suffering as well as happiness….thks again folks…we’ll get through this, hope other families fair as well as we have.

      Material things can be replaced, I’ve seen / heard reports all over NY/NJ of folks (including children) electrocuted from all the fallen lines, people pinned under trees…In our town two homes actually rose off the foundations and floated away..

      We were blessed, no one hurt, again, material things can be replaced.

      Thx again to all out there. Be well you and your families…
      >>>–>
      J:D

    • WICanner
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      The pictures of the flooding and storm damage is amazing. My wife and I took a trip through New England last spring. We went through upstate NY, VT, NH, MA, then back through PA. We set the GPS to drive on no main roads, so we traveled through many of the damaged areas. Can’t imagine the amount of people stranded without power, water, food, etc. No roads, no commerce, slow recovery. Hopefully, they’ll find a way to cope until things are right again. And sympathies and prayers to those who lost loved ones.

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