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Thanks for the info Joe and Bruce. I'll be up there in a month so I will likely give "the Bruce branch" a shot.
 

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Now you need to go to one site to see tags awarded and another site to see remaining tag numbers. Just like buying licenses on line and having to go to a store to get pink envelopes. I hate to bash the PGC and visiting two web sites is no huge effort , but why does this seem to get a little more stupid each year. ,,Unless I'm missing something here?
 

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Now you need to go to one site to see tags awarded and another site to see remaining tag numbers. Just like buying licenses on line and having to go to a store to get pink envelopes. I hate to bash the PGC and visiting two web sites is no huge effort , but why does this seem to get a little more stupid each year. ,,Unless I'm missing something here?
It appears that the tags awarded and remaining tags are both on the huntfishpa website. But I can't find any way to access the remaining tags page on the huntfishpa site......you have to go onto the PGC site to access the link.

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If it seems your doe tags are taking a while to process, there is a reason why.

Thanks for the article Nick. This is what most is us assumed. Even knowing this, some CT’s are still getting through it much better as several had tags awarded Monday.
On a positive note, I did have my doe tag awarded today.
 

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We talked about the cicadas boom this summer but is anyone else dealing with a massive amount of gypsy moths???

Those dang caterpillars ate a ridiculous amount of foliage, I assume that really hurts the production of hard mast.

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We talked about the cicadas boom this summer but is anyone else dealing with a massive amount of gypsy moths???

Those dang caterpillars ate a ridiculous amount of foliage, I assume that really hurts the production of hard mast.

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No Gypsy moths here. Well some, but minimal. Are you sure they are gypsy moths causing the damage? I came home a few weeks back to my dogwood tree branches snapped at 90’s. Called my neighbor, whom is a retired forester, and he said Cicadas. He said they duck the sap and liquid out of trees, then when branches snap, lay their eggs in the “folds” where branch sags. I didn’t believe him, then walked over to tree and looked at them very closely and all of them (every single one), had cicadas in the folds of the snapped branch….sometimes multiple of them. They really hit the oaks hard here, really hard. To s of dead branches and browned leaves.
Learned something new that day for sure!! Cicadas are all gone here for most part. Burrowed back in early last week.
 

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No Gypsy moths here. Well some, but minimal. Are you sure they are gypsy moths causing the damage? I came home a few weeks back to my dogwood tree branches snapped at 90’s. Called my neighbor, whom is a retired forester, and he said Cicadas. He said they duck the sap and liquid out of trees, then when branches snap, lay their eggs in the “folds” where branch sags. I didn’t believe him, then walked over to tree and looked at them very closely and all of them (every single one), had cicadas in the folds of the snapped branch….sometimes multiple of them. They really hit the oaks hard here, really hard. To s of dead branches and browned leaves.
Learned something new that day for sure!! Cicadas are all gone here for most part. Burrowed back in early last week.
No it's gypsy's for sure, the moths are fluttering everywhere in the hardwoods and the caterpillars are clung to the trees by the thousands (it did seem that most still in that form were dead) it appeared they really honed in on the oaks and most all of them hardly have any leaves.


The silver lining is that the recently select cut timber that thin of foliage had the under growth blow up this summer and if we don't have any acorns it's likely the neighbors won't either and hopefully that works in the favor of our apple trees and food plots.

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Cool picture of the day on the feed, I think he's got the resident groundhog that trips the camera up there multiple times a day


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That’s an awesome pic!!
 

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No it's gypsy's for sure, the moths are fluttering everywhere in the hardwoods and the caterpillars are clung to the trees by the thousands (it did seem that most still in that form were dead) it appeared they really honed in on the oaks and most all of them hardly have any leaves.


The silver lining is that the recently select cut timber that thin of foliage had the under growth blow up this summer and if we don't have any acorns it's likely the neighbors won't either and hopefully that works in the favor of our apple trees and food plots.

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I remember years back along Rt 402 between Marshall's creek and lake wallepaupack, about a 20 mile stretch, the gypsy moths absolutly stripped the timber. Seemed like every single green leaf was gone. Destructive little buggers.
 

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Has anyone notices an increase in deer when you hay a field rather than brush-hog? I let a neighbor cut and bail my back field (approximately 6 acres) and I have seen more deer then when I have brush-hogged. Could be because I see more new growth due to the new growth having more sunlight. What have been your observations?
 

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Yes, almost always. "Haying" promotes new growth which is almost always more palatable to the deer. Brush-hogging it buries the new growth and actually cuts down on the growth want (unless you are seeding first) as the more agressive weeds will be the first to fight through. I've seen some tremendous success with various no till seeds being broadcast across fields as large as 10 acres and plots as small as 20x20 yards, then brush hog/mow the growth leaving the growth over top of the broadcast seeds, pack down the cut and watch....most who I know who have tried it were as surprised as we were at first. Lazy man's way to get something better in the fields than weeds, especially if you don't have the right equipment or amount of time to clear, till, plant, etc... Buckwheat is a great for a starter experiment.
 

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Anyone have any extra "Bruce Branch's" they can part with? I'll pay shipping. I'm expecting a crappy Wildgame Innovations knock off to hit the market soon.
 

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Anyone have any extra "Bruce Branch's" they can part with? I'll pay shipping. I'm expecting a crappy Wildgame Innovations knock off to hit the market soon.
Somebody make a WG Innovations knock off? It might actually be an improvement over the original.
 
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