I live in upstate NY, I have a house in Old Forge, NY which is about a hour north of Utica. Anyway, I have been taking up hunting and trying my hardest with no success. So I called up a guide, and $250 dollars later, no deer, nothing. I would really prefer to use a rifle, so hunting on the southern tier is out. I really want to get a buck....BAD. Anyone have any advice for having better success. I will keep checking this thread. I tried that "doe in heat piss", does that stuff work? Thanks in advance. PS, I could easily take a bear, they are all over my property, but I have no desire to. I cant eat the meat because the bears mostly eat garbage. Is field dressing a bear difficult?