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  1. 24 points
    Just shot a 9 point. Only took 2 arrows this time. Lol. Same stand that I shot the doe out of a few days ago..
  2. 22 points
    Finally closed the deal on a buck. Last morning of archery. He came wandering through about 9:00 . He looked tired and was just browsing some leaves off the honeysuckle as he did. I hit him high... (again). And he went down on the spot ,followed up with a quick 2nd shot and watched the air go right out of him.. a lot better performance than the 5 arrows it took to kill the doe I shot few days ago from the same stand...lol.. I would love to have seen him in another year. But I'm not that guy yet.. this was a LOT of fun... This is becoming my favorite spot at Letchworth.. 2 nine points and 3 doe in the last 3 years..
  3. 16 points
    First and most importantly she is resting as comfortable as possible. Confirmed that at some point in previous 48 hrs. She had a heart attack. When they did the angiogram they found 1 artery 90% blocked and put a stent in at that time. Another artery had 40% block band they decided drug therapy was best treatment for that issue. She is bull headed an wouldn't listen to me. More tests to be done to assess the damage, they believe it's limited to the front of the heart but are not certain how much or extensive the damage is. They are telling us Sunday at the earliest for release from the hospital. With years of experience in pre hospital care I must say that RGH did an absolute top notch job today. They had 2 cardiologists and 6 nurses waiting for her arrival and as Judy put it swarmed her as she entered the room. It was non stop care and non stop updates on what they were doing and what they were seeing along with what they were gonna do for care. I must take a moment to say thank you to everyone that gave good vibes, prayers, and all the well wishes both on the live thread and in personal notes. Very much appreciated. Thanks again everyone I really do appreciate it.. Good luck to one and all. Sent from my LGL58VL using Tapatalk
  4. 15 points
    Shot my biggest bow buck to date Monday morning! This 9 pointer was number 3 on my hit list! Let see what gun season brings! Good luck all Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 10 points
    Well sat dead quiet for a few hours, stated getting really cold so I figured I'd make sombre noise and see if I cam get something going. Rattled for about a minute, grunted, bleated. Heard something thrashing up a sapling i.e. something. Big 8 comes right to me but no shot. 25 mins later do it again and a few minutes later a younger buck makes a b line for me. I "maaa" him to stop him. Took a shot blood looks good, didn't go through tho.... getting a coffee and headong Back in Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. 9 points
    Went out for last sit before regular season in 3g today. Most movement I have seen in a while. Large doe group out of range before sunrise. Older buck with half a rack after sun up cruising. Harvested a young lone doe around 8. Then another doe group came in to keep her company while she died. Hanging the doe today and butchering her tomorrow. Good luck to all those going out for regular season SZ tomorrow. Hope that action keeps up for you. Be safe and good luck to all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 9 points
    Went out early this morning to close out early season and looking to fill my doe tag. Had a group of does a ways out before sunrise that walked off. Lone young doe came in around 7. Out of range but managed to hold her in the area with some contact grunts. She finally came in to range around 8. I hit a little further back than intended. Clipped lungs and liver. She mule kicked, jogged off 20 yards, bedded down and expired. Right after I shot her another doe group game in from the other direction. Wild to watch their behavior around a dying deer. Not spooked almost somber. Very grateful to fill my first doe tag. With a buck and doe in freezer, I get to take the first few days of regular season off now and be very selective for anything I target thereafter. Sorry for the less than stellar picture. I had to gut and drag quick to get to work on time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 7 points
    Stay, pizz yourself and then go. You can do it all!
  9. 6 points
    Hope you all have a safe and successful season! Also keep in mind that you don't need to kill the biggest buck, to have a great season. Keep it fun, and enjoy the good times with family and friends. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the deer woods. And pay no attention to all the shots you hear. They are most likely misses! Best of luck to you all!
  10. 6 points
    Went to check trail cameras today, and on my way back down the hill a small rack buck limps across the trail in front of me. No blood on the fresh snow. I watched him for a couple of minutes as I changed an SD card in a camera. I walked to the house and grabbed the crossbow. I walked up on the down wind side of him and he jumped up when I got to about 20 yards away. He faced me and laid right back down. I side stepped to get a better angle on him and he stood back up favoring his right front leg. I didn't want to shoot him but I felt bad watching him suffer. I put him down and can't find anything wrong with him. No other holes, scrapes. or punctures. Gutted him and all looks good? Wasn't expecting this today.
  11. 6 points
    Sucks...just grunted in 2 different 8 pointers, within 10 minutes of each other...could not get a shot. Sick to my stomach. Needed them to take a few more steps. They wouldn't com it and turned around. The struggle is real.
  12. 5 points
    Yep couldn't resist sitting the last 2hrs of archery season. Very nice out! Feels deery even if they don't know it.
  13. 5 points
    Wait a minute.....your blind on your land? They shouldn't be shooting onto your land to start with! Am I missing something here?
  14. 5 points
    Deer or no deer, it really is a great morning to be in the woods..... But I really want to shoot a deer..
  15. 5 points
    I thought I asked you to stay out of my stand
  16. 5 points
  17. 5 points
    Wow! Let me tell you, today was a circus. The rut has hit full chase mode in two of my hunting areas. I spent the morning outside of New Berlin in 7m and before it was even light, the crashing and grunting started. Between daylight and noon, I saw at least 8 different bucks chasing does hard. It may have been more, but I am pretty sure I was seeing some of the same ones. During this time, the weather is good, then it is misting, then it is poring, then the sun is out. The wind was light to moderate. A little after noon the skies darkened, and the wind picked up, and I decided to get off the hill and head over to Edmeston in 4f. Before I could make it to the car, the weather went to hell. It was sleeting so hard the ground was covered like snow, and wind was blowing hard, and gusting even harder. I went drove over to one of the farms in Edmeston that has a pretty big gut in it with swamp and hemlocks. Even in the bad wind and weather, I saw deer out in the fields and crossing the road on my way there. I was going to sit in my car at the farm and let the wind die down, but I could see a buck running a doe in one of the pastures i had to cross. I let them get in the woods, strapped my stand to my back, grabbed my bow and pack, and hustled my butt across the pasture and into the gut. The winds were still blowing hard enough that I ended up staying on the ground for another hour. I saw at least another 5 bucks in this gut, with the quality a little better but still nothing I wanted to shoot. But what a day! Nothing like being in the woods with a bow when the chase finally kicks in. I was dressed for the weather, and the only thing that got cold was my hands off and on when i had my bow in them. My eyes are dried out a little from the wind. One more day, but I am struggling to get a big one to show up. That's why it is hunting. A state trooper friend of mine, got a nice one this morning. If the horns would have matched the body, it would have been a giant. I don't know if it will crack the 200 pound mark, but it will be close.
  18. 5 points
    Have to make sure the barrel is all the way outside the door when you do that. It's damn loud inside when you don't. Don't ask me how I know This is just outside my living room. Put it up the other night just in case. It's screwed to the deck with fender washers holding it down. It's not going anywhere in that wind.
  19. 4 points
    Going to try the old “ Indian squaws would give up the nook to the dedicated hunter “ the eve before a big hunt. Wife hasn’t fallen for it yet but at least it’s a tradition to try. Wedding band , best form of birth control ever made He he Car loaded. Just need to add the guns. Good luck to all tomorrow. Enjoy and be safe.
  20. 4 points
    Under 13 hours till sunrise! For you old guys, if that doesn’t make your pecker move- nothing will! Btw, Idk where I’m sitting yet tomorrow morning. Running out of time to decide Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. 4 points
  22. 4 points
  23. 4 points
    Rain Schmain. Tomorrow I will keep the gun opener streak alive since 2000. For my Dad, the streak will continue since 1965 with 0 gun openers missed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 4 points
    I just saw a big old boy crossing the road in front of me. I think he was a wide framed 8. I hit the gas but he was too quick.
  25. 4 points
    Wide awake. I’ll be heading into the woods close by the house since I have a 9F tag, then driving to Cherry Creek. Good luck to all today looking for a last chance archery deer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  26. 4 points
    I'm all thumbs when using Tapatalk
  27. 4 points
    I'll be using a Remington Model 700 BDL in 300 Win Mag. Why? Because it was my Dad's baby and I want to show it some love... I've used it every year since he passed.
  28. 4 points
    Frankenstein 6.5 grendel AR. rock river lower with larue 2 stage trigger, upper is a 20" s.s put together by grendel hunter.com. Topped with a leupold vx3 3.5-10. Just put it together for deer this year so thats why.
  29. 4 points
    0830 am Greene County. 20-25 yard shot. He came out of heavy brush, pretty loud, moving in a straight line to my stand. He ran a good bit but I heard the crash from my spot. Pse fang xbow.
  30. 3 points
    As Tacks eluded to earlier, the end of the early archery season is almost on us. Although I love hunting with the rifle and look forward to it each year, archery is when I'm the happiest. I know many of you feel the same way. Next year will be my 42 year of legally hunting for deer in NYS, thanks to the Junior Archery Season that I jumped on in the fall of '76. I say "legally" because there might have been a time or two my old stomping buddy Steve and I carried some broadhead tipped arrows while hunting squirrels prior to being "with tag". Maybe not too.......... Since I was just a early single digit youngster I was in love with the bow. Grama Eleanor let me shoot some arrows in her backyard one day but then almost had a heart attack when she spotted me be a typical 7 year old, shooting arrows straight up then running like hell. Of course I'm happy with my archery season this year but wish I could have had more time in the saddle and better weather. Hopefully I can get out Friday morning and get a crack at a doe......that'd be nice. Here's to October 1st 2018 CHEERS!
  31. 3 points
    3 different camps are spending some brass right now . One guy sounds like he's shooting a howitzer
  32. 3 points
    I made a trip to west Texas for an Aoudad sheep , hog , whitetail , mountain lion , coyote hunt . I have a few pictures to share.
  33. 3 points
    Passed on a doe and a fawn earlier this morning, still sitting even though I didn't plan on sitting all day. Now I'm starving... I might need to shoot one to survive soon. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  34. 3 points
    I’m cold I gotta pizz Button bedded 15 yards from me Gotta go check tomorrow’s spot Gotta decide something soon lol Stay Go Pizz myself Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  35. 3 points
    I shot a larger sheep later that day but the recovery was horrendous , I had to climb down a 40 ft cliff ,over rocks the size of cars. When I finally got to him , he had rolled and stopped 5 ft from 1000 ft sheer rock cliff. I took only the head and started the climb back up. All the time being careful not to put my hands near rattle snakes. I will use the cape from the first sheep with the 2 nd set of horns. Going to have a half sized mount walking down hill on a rock ledge that I will build off my stone chimney in the great room of my log home.
  36. 3 points
    I will be out in my new Summit Climber with my 12 GA H&R single shot Deer Slayer. Got the Climber from my family as a Birthday Present last week, cant wait to take my first deer from it.
  37. 3 points
  38. 3 points
    They are black when in estrous and are kicked clean soon after breeding. Buck will turn black as well and can be black am the way to their hooves if they are a dominant breeder.. They do make excellent attractants if gathered 3 miles or more from where you will hunt as deer will come to see who the new deer is.
  39. 3 points
    I will be carrying my trusty NEF single shot 25-06 ............
  40. 3 points
    1).Get in a shed or barn somewhere, bring a pint (or two) of Old Grandad, and hope the roof doesn't leak. A rifle that doesn't fog easily and a good rest are important, shots may be fairly long. 2). Find a lonely neighbor lady whose husband is out freezing in the rain, shack up for the better part of the day, and forget hunting, Sunday looks more promising. Just keep an ear out, he may be coming back to use the clothes dryer, so make sure you have at least one escape route. 3) (Worst option). Get in a tent blind or under some sort of man-made cover. Prepare to get soaked, and freeze your ass off. Hope the blind doesn't blow away when you are sitting in it. Be ready for a very boring day, not many shots will be going off, and the deer are smarter than us, they already know where to to stay warm and fairly dry, thay're not coming out. Pray that your propane tanks in the Big Buddy heater don't run out. Try to make the best of your water-logged sandwiches and jerky. And by all means, leave your cell phone back in the truck or camp, if that gets wet and ruined you'll probably be so irate that you may just consider quitting hunting all together, and take up golf or start watching the NFL again.
  41. 3 points
    My bow season was great. New truck, got a nice big doe for the freezer opening week, and October 21st I had this 7 point grunting and dogging some does around. I flipped the bleat can and he turned about 70 yards away and closed the distance for me to get a perfect shot at 30 yards. I have waited 4 years and passed up many opportunities at bucks, but I finally got a shot at one that I knew would put a smile on my face when I found him. I know he isn't big, but he will be the first buck of many in my lifetime.
  42. 3 points
  43. 2 points
    Thats awesome your taking him. I do tbink kids need to have a certain amount of orange on. And to occupy him maybe print out some pictures of wildlife so he can color them. Thats what i did for my daughters till they got to be 6 or 7. They would see an animal and try to color it so it looked the same. Hoping an example i found shows up
  44. 2 points
    No deer seen this morning but I had a good time still hunting along a swap I’ve been picking apart on google maps all the signs where there just no deer. Check out the size of this rub he bent the tree over and snapped the top off. Going to hunt my property for the afternoon and tomorrow.
  45. 2 points
    I think you have 2 different bucks here my friend. From looking at those brow tines and g2s and 3s.. and general mass. IMO you have 2 different nice bucks! Could just be me though...
  46. 2 points
    Good luck today to all the lucky ones that get one last quiet sit before the bullets start flying. Here to my dad hoping he gets a chance to stick the big 10 that's been ravaging his area.
  47. 2 points
    I have cut them off two does a few years ago. I read and thought they could be a lures.
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Will carry for the first time my dream rifle. Sako 85 Classic in 270. Hoping to start making memories with it, before passing it to my grandson.
  50. 2 points
    Excited, Grateful, Shocked and Embarrassed all at the same time. Almost 10am Sunday morning, I'm about to pack it in and I see a small 8 chasing a doe hard. Already filled my buck tag so she's exactly what I'm looking for. they don't come in front of my stand but go behind it. it's open enough for a shot but I have to be careful not to hit my bottom bow limb on the back rest of this 2 man ladder stand. She gets within 25 yards and I stop her with a MEH. she's quartering away and I definitely rushed the shot. I really should've taken an extra second or 2 to compose myself but it all happened so fast. she went from a full sprint to a dead stop in an instant, right in the only shooting lane I had left. I thought the shot was just a touch high and back but she was quartering away and I thought I saw blood pouring out of her. I gave her a little time and started following blood. find a huge pool 5 yards from impact that within 15 yards trickled down to just a drop. now I start to worry because there was nothing beyond that. I'm about to back out and come back in a few hours when a sun ray through the trees is shining on my arrow. it's completely covered in light red blood. but still, nothing else I can see on the ground. I start to worry a little bit again but a big white belly catches my eye and all is well. she didn't go 60 yards. I turn her over to see how bad my shot was and find out it was way worse than I thought. you can just barely see it in the pic of me dragging her. so I'm really mad at myself because of this entry hole and completely stunned that she is laying here dead. to my surprise the arrow didn't even touch stomach or liver. must have went right over top of them because I have a nice big slice on the underside of one of the backstraps and one lung was turned to shreds. I'm so grateful for her but I don't think I'll ever rush a shot like that again. got extremely lucky this time. 110lbs dressed
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