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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. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 4 points
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  7. 4 points
    I'm all thumbs when using Tapatalk
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 3 points
  12. 2 points
    HaHaHa....my FIL used to say, "they can all pound salt in their azz" quite often. I never did ask him if he meant it literally or figuratively. I guess it doesn't really matter, does it? Just a colorful saying.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    I will use the only big rifle I own. 100 ATR Mossberg topped with a Simmons Pro Hunter scope, chambered in .270. Not a very expensive or pretty rifle, but it gets the job done. I just won $40 bucks with it shooting against the guys that came to hunt the farm in New Berlin that I have been bow hunting. So, it is off to Texas Roadhouse for my wife and me tonight.
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    11/16 #2 Luna and I went on a track tonight for a buck shot this evening. The hunter reported the deer mule kicked when shot. They found blood at the treeline, then followed it a couple hundred yards to the edge of a marshy area. Luna showed us sporadic light blood for another 50 yards or so beyond that point, then it dried up. She led us out of the swampy area into mature pines and seemed to be on it, so I let her go 400 yards with no sign before deciding to do a restart. We went back to last blood and again she took us on the same trail. We ended up going a mile this time before pulling the plug.
  17. 2 points
    I have cut them off two does a few years ago. I read and thought they could be a lures.
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  19. 2 points
    In all seriousness. Sitting in the rain is not enjoyable. Hunting or not. It's not what I wanta do. Cold doesn't bother me. Wind sucks, but I deal with it. Rain is just not for me. Having said that, I know Deer move in the rain more than they move in high winds. But to each his own hunt. and yes, age has something to do with it.
  20. 2 points
    Heres a good chasing sequence for you
  21. 2 points
    My bad it was 642 was the guts out weight. Its the archery record. A friend was at the processor when it came in to be weighed. The live weight gun record was 829 in 2011. Some big bears in the Garden State!!!!
  22. 1 point
    Bingo! Right on the mark my friend! But even a blind squirrel will find an acorn every now and then! That keeps me going!
  23. 1 point
    No deer yet. Lots of shots, some squawking ravens, a pileated woodpecker, and some squirrel on squirrel action.
  24. 1 point
    I'm happy to read that you had such a good hunting opportunity... I hope that you post pics of the mounts when you get them back from the taxidermist...Those sheep have great horns !!
  25. 1 point
    Put some orange on it. Better safe than sorry. Even though they shouldn't be shooting into your land doesn't mean they won't. The bullet doesn't care it will kill you just the same.
  26. 1 point
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  27. 1 point
    Absolutely. Lots of factors to explain why deer travel but three miles is nothing. Deer cross through yards under and over highways all the time. Especially this time of year Inviato dal mio iPhone utilizzando Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    I️ had the same Sweet 16 Browning mine was Belgium steel. When I️ was away at school my brother sold it for a bag of reffer probably. Wish I still had that gun. I do have a 12 gauge Belgium A5 I️ picked up at an auction couple years back
  29. 1 point
    These woods feel deerless Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  30. 1 point
    Gonna sit in the thick stuff this morning in 9f, hoping to catch Mr.Big Cruzin for doe's. Then heading out to Sardinia for evening hunt and the opener.
  31. 1 point
    Heading out to 6n for an all day hunt, Good luck to all. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point
    Screw the rifle, it’s me that I don’t want getting soaked while sitting in a tree. Hunted in rain for many years with no issues with my guns. Dry them out and oil them, good as new. Idk about you but I oil everything before it goes back in the gun cabinet, so there’s really not any extra effort here.
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    I didnt see anything this morning or this evening I didnt hunt mid day. Seems the wind had then hunkered down or I was just in the wrong place . Oh well back at it in the morning. Better luck last day everyone.Looks like its going to be a good day. A little cooler and less windy tomorrow the safety goes off.
  35. 1 point
    Yup Shotgun only for Deer.I have many firearms and find the 16 a/my go to.I still using my stash of ammo from years past Slugger 16guage 23/4"4/5oz.
  36. 1 point
    I think there is a small element of self-reliance and smattering of independence involved in my hunting also. It's just a hint that I maybe don't have to be reliant on others for survival.
  37. 1 point
    Just got settled in when a wind swept rain blow thru good thing for rain gear. I’m riding this out only two days left.
  38. 1 point
    your lane is much wider than mine.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    Wow do I ever feel sorry for you guys who don't have one in the freezer.. Im thinking of my options Saturday and I think vagisil and FRESH tenderloins for breakfast are in order. har har har. IN all seriousness, looks shitty. Duck opener it rained all day. Literally. Non stop. And was windy. I think I will don my camo waders, throw on the camo raincoat and stuff some orange over that for the wet layer. The question is is it worth it or not. Not sure I ever shot deer in the wind, not sure I have even seen much in the wind.
  41. 1 point
    Amen. Friday morning is my last chance too and another doe would be sweeeeeeet. I had a decent season, met a few of my criteria for a great archery season. Got a buck and a doe, got a look at a true monster, didn't really see any rut action though. Didn't get hurt and neither did anyone on the forum or in my group so thank the lord for that
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Be careful of cedars and apples as tfhey effect the Apple..usually Apple rust .. Some pines effect apples as well ..
  44. 1 point
    Yeah last year went from like 60 degrees at 0700 hours to about a quarter inch of sleet/snow by 1600 hours. The gang shot 2 buck last year the opening day. Sunday was snow and strong winds. As for this year predictions....yeah it is going to be a little wet on opening day. Either way I will be out there for about 11 hours unless I get luck and tag one sooner.
  45. 1 point
    Think I'll name this my "Blind Squirrel Buck". Nothing involved as far as skill, strictly blind luck or the planets were aligned. One of those hunts where I was in the right place at the right time! Been a pathetic season to date as far as sightings. Losing enthusiasm. Undecided as whether to hunt Thursday morning. Jumped in shower, rushed to property, walked into woods ~6:35AM with a lot of light. Wanted to go to furthest stand where I'd been getting more buck photos, but it was so late just sat in closest stand. About 7:20AM as I'm fumbling with my pack getting out grunt tube, bleat can, rattling bag and camo make-up kit - I see a deer at ~60-70yrds in the thicket coming directly towards me. It has a rack ... it's a decent buck ... crap. Even more fumbling to get ready to shoot. The rest is history, 25yrd shot. Have to send out a thank you to a forum member for helping me retrieve this deer, Cabinfever!
  46. 1 point
    This 2-1/2 year old, busted up 5-point with a 15-1/2" inside spread and 43" chest girth offered me a 30 yard shot at 4:45 this afternoon in zone 9F, over at my folks place. The Barnett Recruit got it done again this year. I heard him crash, about 40 yards away. I waited about 15 minutes, and then decided to go after him in the fading light. I saw the white hair on his belly and tail, before I even looked for a blood trail. I had just enough sunlight left to get the guts out of him. The butt-out worked well. The bolt passed thru a little farther back than I intended, mid level, and just ahead of the diaphram. I will have to see if I can find it tomorrow. I used my last 125 gr, 3-blade mechanical, o-ring style broadhead on him. I will have to pick up some more of those before next season, but will probably go after does on Sat and Sunday with a few fixed,125 gr, 3-blade Muzzys that I have left. They fly pretty true from my crossbow out to 40 yards.
  47. 1 point
    Got this guy in 9p around 330 came in quick was looking for does
  48. 1 point
    This afternoon I jumped into the stand around 130 or 2. The wind was perfect for the stand I was in, which is about 100 yards outside of a big bedding area in a swampy area bordering a large creek. I didn’t see anything until around 5 when a 1.5 year old 6 point came through about 35 yards behind me. He walked over to a scrape and freshened it up, then walked 10 yards to my right. I was texting a few people and heard some splashing and brush breaking back in the swamp. I turned and looked for a few minutes but did not see anything. After a few minutes I sat back down, texted my daughter about the 6 that went through. As I was putting my phone in my pocket, I heard a splash from the small stream behind me. I looked but did not see anything. As I was turning my head, I heard some sticks break behind me on my left. I slowly turned my head to see a wide rack and big body about 25 yards away. Without thinking, I turned a bit and reached up for my crossbow, which was hanging on a hook. Just then I thought “ahh crap, that was too much movement” and slowly looked back to the buck, which was staring right at me. We had a stare down and then the farmer up by the road, made a large bang sound and the buck turned his head to look. Seeing my chance, I took my crossbow down and got it shouldered. The buck turned his head back and started walking forward. He took 5 or 6 steps and was in a shooting lane at 20 yards. I put my 20 yard circle on him and pulled the trigger. I saw the lighted nock hit him right behind the shoulder about 2/3rds down his body. He bolted and ran about 60 yards, crashed into a tree and went down. I started shaking hard and called my girlfriend and a buddy that was hunting at the farm. After about 20 mins of shaking, texts, etc I got down to retrieve my buck. He is a 4.5 year old 8 point that I call Yardstick. He was a fighter and is missing his right G2 and left G3 from fighting.
  49. 1 point
    Wasn't sure if I wanted to post this or not. I'm trying to be humble but this has been one of my best seasons and I'm having a hard time not posting pictures. I was able to take my first buck with a recurve this morning and I'm pretty excited. He came in head on this morning and showed up at 15 yards. I was somehow able to raise my bow ever so slowly and draw as he was passing my stand at only 10 yards. My stand is only about 10' off the ground and he was on my uphill side so he was almost level with me in the stand. With the break over point of cams on a compound I don't think I ever would have been able to draw on him without him seeing me. The release felt great and the arrow sunk right behind the shoulder. I watched as he ran about 25 yards behind me and stopped. He began to stumble and went right down. This is the first deer I've ever killed with a bow that I've had go down within sight and it was a huge relief knowing that i wasn't going to have a long track job. I used the same exact arrow and broadhead that I took my bear with 2 weeks ago, just resharpened the blades. Unfortunately this buck broke my lucky arrow. Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
  50. 1 point
    45mins to an hr. Openning day of gun a little earlier.
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