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  1. What a night! Those of you lucky enough to have family out there with you, take advantage while ya can. Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
    60 points
  2. Pretty short and sweet story. Hunted Sunday PM with my son and we had an amazing sit. Saw piles of deer and even had some big bucks in the field. Unfortunately none came within bow range ( although my son said I should shoot them ) Got home and happen to check my cam and saw a giant bodied deer in a different field than the one we had sat in. I immediately wanted a closer look. I loved the fact he was a loaner away from all the herd we saw. Thankfully, the wind for that stand was perfect Monday so I hit it for an afternoon sit. The rest is history. He came out textbook the way he did the night before and I had a 17yrd shot. I waited in the stand for my dad and son to show up, and my son made short work of the track job. What an experiance to have 3 generations involved in! Thankful to punch a tag so early and be able to get some stuff done before gun season. According to the PA chest girth chart this buck dressed at 180# which was verified by an actual scale. Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
    59 points
  3. Lurkin in the pine bush. Opening morning. Can youuuuu diiiig it?!! Sent from my SM-N981U using Tapatalk
    59 points
  4. I’m stuck in punta Cana for a wedding so i missed it but my daughter maddy got it done tonight with her great grandfather! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    57 points
  5. Story in the harvest thread maybe late tonight or tomorrow...
    56 points
  6. Post of the story later. But I saw 3 bucks total today and grunted this guy in for a 10 yrd shot.
    53 points
  7. Good friend of mine oldest daughter (12) is after her first deer. I offered to take them over to my spots in the evening if they were unsuccessful in the morning. They had deer around them, but they got busted. We set up around 3pm this evening. Seen our first deer around 5:30 150yrds out, but something spooked the doe, fawn and spike, and they ran over the rise in the field. 30 min later we had a big doe feed over the rise only 110 yrds out. Following her was her twins, a small spike, and a decent spike. Lila's leg was jumping uncontrollably as they fed closer. Around 90yrds out the wind swirled and they got nervous. Spike turned broadside, and Lila dropped him with a single shot from a .243. The smile on her face is priceless.
    53 points
  8. Doe tag filled! 6K. My first deer on MY property! What a great feeling! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    51 points
  9. Went out for an evening hunt, nothing showed up on the kill plot, light south east breeze. Have to drive the family 6 hours to chataqua county today, so I pulled the plug at 645. My dad was at the cabin about 600 yards away making noise, working on the cabin. Walking down the wood road, stopped to look at our big plot which we mowed 2 weeks ago, there's a dozen deer in the field. This is less than 100 yards away from where I was sitting. Then I see a rack turn the corner, make towards the oak tree 15 yards away, so I freeze. He goes into the hedge row, and I hear munching. So I pull up the face mask, nock one, and slide over behind a big poplar. I know exactly where he's going to step out, but it's last light. Munching stops, I draw, he steps out, stares at me from under 20, and I watch the luminok slap home. Looked good, but didn't pass through. Saw him run and knock the arrow out on a tree. Thought I heard him crash. Back out, check again in 45, found the arrow, blood was excellent. Magnus Stinger went right through and poked out the other side. Got done butchering around 2am.
    51 points
  10. My boy got it done today, first hunt, first deer, saw a small spike and 4 does this morning that he opted to pass on, then this afternoon we saw 2 does and this 3 pointer. Shot with 6.5 creedmoor, heart shot, only went 40 yards. We were both in tears as he wished his grandfather had been there to see his first harvest.
    50 points
  11. Had 2 youth hunters today one had to leave early for sports commitment. The other came back for a eventful afternoon. 1st deer 12 years old , congrats to duce!!
    50 points
  12. My nephew's Kayden's first archery kill. It's his 2nd yr bow hunting. Doe fed out into the food plot 10min after he got on stand. 30 yrs shot. Went above 80 yrds. 106lbs. @chef bow look familiar?
    49 points
  13. Been hunting in New York state for 8 Years now. Second year bow hunting. Hunted Minnesota before moving here. This guy is my first bow kill. Put alot of work have alot bigger bucks on the property we hunt but I am very happy and blessed to take this nice 3 pt!!
    48 points
  14. On the board! My daughter’s first time hunting from a tree thanks to a member here. Not the biggest but she made the call. She was shaking like the best of them, most fulfilling hunting experience of my life!
    47 points
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  16. Today my amazing wife and I welcomed our second little girl into this world. I just wanted to show off this beautiful little chunker. Everyone is happy, healthy, and we’re looking forward to taking her home to meet her big sister tomorrow. I will say I read a lot of the “Live From the Woods” posts today to help distract from the anxiety:)
    43 points
  17. And found!!!!!!! Story much later. Yes!!!!!!!! Big ole doe.
    43 points
  18. Second sit of the season Friday night. With cold front I went to a spot I scouted in August. Left my trail cam and wasn't going back till I hunted it. I had 3 does come in with small buck chasing/harassing them. They worked off and 30 mins later I saw a large body moving down the hill my direction. Took him what seemed like an hour to make his way to 25 yards. He put on a show. Making multiple rubs and scrapes. He presented a 25 yard quartering away shot and the rest was history. Only trail cam pic of him when I checked camera was him at 25 yards right before the shot. Also got me looking at arrow after shot. What a hunt I'm super pumped. Will be moving my vacation time for the first week of gun!!!!
    42 points
  19. Another one for the freezer I was able to harvest this one of the ground Thank you God for the opportunity to harvest this deer
    40 points
  20. Late post but hunted 3s management property after school today. Wind was whipping so I tucked into a ledge that holds acorns. At 5;00 winds started to die down at 5:45 I caught motion. Delicious doe! She worked straight to me and at 15 yards she was under a close tree so I drew back. She cleared the tree but was head on-no front pocket shots allowed from climbers. She cooperated and turned to her left and I was able to christen my new to me (courtesy of chef’s need for a new bow) Halon. 4 hours later…. I’m going to start a new thread about shot placement and tracking sign since she really threw me off. Happy to have her and the MEAT she will provide!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    39 points
  21. My bad, kill the other thread! I had a great morning, a spike and another small buck came in a and fed on acorns for almost an hour, then a lone fawn joined them. They stuck around a while then moved off. Maybe an hour later a doe busted me about 60 yards out (definitely wasnt taking a selfie like a 13 year old). She stared for a long time and finally came in. She walked behind my 33 yard tree and stopped broadside at what I decided was 40. As always its all a blur but I believe she wheeled at the shot because it went in high and back and exited her hip. After a long blood trail and a short grid search I found her. She may be the biggest doe Ive killed
    39 points
  22. 9/27/21 Our first track of the season! I was called by a friend that shot a doe at 20 yards this evening. He watched her mule kick then run out of sight. She then briefly reappeared a short distance away before disappearing again. Luna immediately locked on at the hit site and the hunter confirmed she was going the way the deer had ran. We didn’t see any blood for the first 100 yards, then started seeing a little on the tall grass and on trees. Luna took us in a different direction than where the hunter saw the deer reappear, so he must have seen a second deer. We found the doe dead at about the 200 yard mark and he had made a very nice shot. This was a great warmup track for us.
    38 points
  23. I didn't get to hunt the morning today due to some family obligations and church. I got in the stand around 4 and seen my first deer at 5. A small 6pt at 20 yards. He got the pass. This doe came out a little after 6pm the same spot as yesterday 30 yards away and acted nervous and kept looking up at the stand the same as yesterday. With her acting nervous 2 days in a row I made the he eat decision of putting her in the freezer. She went 40-50 yards and piled up. I'm glad she didn't go far the rain was starting to pick up. The wife and kids are excited for fresh venison.
    37 points
  24. I’m not gonna put anything in the harvest thread since it was PA, but anyways buck came out 6pm 200 yards away, wind died down, I grunted and snortwheezed to pull him in. He came in PISSED! Made 3 scrapes on the way in, shot him at 20 yards and he didn’t even react! Just started walking away! Then I heard him start gargling and he fell over 40 yards in front of me! Clean pass through quartering too.
    35 points
  25. Came in by herself this am, hard quartering away shot, Magnus black hornet ate her up, she went about 50 yards.
    35 points
  26. Nephews first deer. They don't want his face shown.
    34 points
  27. Whoops, posted in the wrong thread. Copy and paste Really thankful for the extra half hour of shooting light! So while I'm putting on my boots at the truck I see eyes glowing from my headlamp about 30 yards away. A spike, a doe and a fawn stop and stare at me for a minute and continue on their way sort of in the direction of my stand. I sneak over to my stand and about 5 minutes after the new shooting time I see movement straight ahead. I have to assume it's the same group of deer but now there are 2 adult does, 1 clearly bigger than the other. The spike hangs around for a couple minutes at like 10 yards from me. He starts to walk away very cautiously and the smaller doe just about catches up with him. Had to be super cautious standing up and drawing back with 4 deer within 20 yards but I pulled it off. The spike was hanging around and stomping for another half hour trying to figure out what happened. What more can you ask for on opening day! 99.6 lbs dressed Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
    34 points
  28. 9/29 I was driving home this morning after spending the night with buddies at Camp Serenity, which is run by Wounded Warriors Outdoors Adventures, when I received a call requesting help with a tracking job. The hunter told me he had shot a 9 pointer at 40 yards and believed he hit him too far back. He waited 2 hours before looking, but bumped the buck out of a bed at 80 yards. Going in too soon on a gut or liver shot was the only mistake this hunter made. He made a great decision by backing out immediately and waiting until this morning to go look. He was only able to advance the track a short distance this morning due to being in the cedars….tough tracking there. This is where he made another great decision….he backed out without grid searching and called! Luna made short work of this 375 yard track. If the hunter had continued pushing that buck last night there’s a good chance we would not have recovered him. I wasn’t there for the field dressing, but the hunter reports the arrow caught lung and sliced part of the heart. The entry point was back quite a ways, but the deer was quartering away. Poor Kunox has had to track 2 deer that were still alive while Luna gets the dead ones. His luck will change soon.
    34 points
  29. Saw one 2 1/2 year buck and a button buck and dead doe. It’s not the biggest, but I am happy with it. Always great full to God for the opportunity to harvest a deer.
    33 points
  30. Quick spot and stalk ,kinda knew their travel route ,I was waiting at 20yards with bow in hand.hens did spot me but I kept still ,finally what felt like forever ,he got in an opening through brush ,I was on my knee ,I drew back and let it fly . .Been after him for 2 years now .Did not want to take him with the gun.will get beard length and spurs later .Rushing out to get down the road in the stand .
    33 points
  31. Adirondack 3 point from our yearly muzzleloader season honey hole.
    33 points
  32. I tried. They say "upload failed" and I was tired!! Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
    33 points
  33. The buck that I was most hoping to see back on this farm finally revealed himself this morning. I set a cam on a hot appletree on Sunday in the rain just hoping that this buck or something else good might be lurking. Ended up getting 900 pics in 3 nights. No history with this buck other than he showed up in late January several times on cam and then disappeared. I had one sighting of him back in July on a neighbors beanfield
    32 points
  34. Is it still as a Wolc special even if I didn’t harvest the oysters or take a chest girth measurement??? First deer from the new climber. Setting up in the acorns within range of the field edge worked out last night. And the best part… I skipped this mornings hunt and slept in! Sorry @Lomax!
    30 points
  35. Quick start this year. Saturday afternoon 1hr hunt and a card pull. 6 does spotted. Let the air out of this great eater
    30 points
  36. 1.5 yr old doe, couldn't pass up the 18 yd shot. She went 40 yds. Sent from my moto g fast using Tapatalk
    29 points
  37. Young 8 at 18 yds. He hung out for almost 10 minutes. He got a pass but that was awesome. No idea I was here lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    29 points
  38. My 13 year old grandson shot a 4 point in Italy Valley today . First time out with a gun . So happy for him !
    29 points
  39. Have numerous pics of him on the cam and he showed himself at sunset.
    28 points
  40. Set my meat hunter friend in my little orchard tonight connected in under 20 minthat's exit on deflection got lung and liver
    28 points
  41. Here's the quick version. My buddy shot a buck last night. He recovered the arrow and thought the arrow struck further back than ideal. 20 yd quartering slightly away shot. Deer then ran straight into standing corn. He waited a few hours, looked and found blood but bumped the deer. He backed out. His concern with not getting it last night was the heat and coyotes. This morning he went back out at first light, but lost the trail in the corn. My son and I showed up to help. As we're pulling in, we see a dead buck not 10yds behind the back deck on the lawn. My buddy was a few hundred yds back and had no idea. It literally circled around and died right behind the house. Since it was recovered at that point, I showed my son the blood trail and what to look for and what to consider when trailing what could be an injured deer. All in all a great morning. I thought it was an 8 originally but it turned out to be a 7 pt.
    28 points
  42. May not be today, may not be this week but at some point he will make a mistake and I will be right there.
    28 points
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