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  1. 36 points
    After 6 years I got my first my bear. Spent hundreds of hours in the stand waiting to cross paths with one and it finally happened. I had major eye surgery 4 weeks ago and almost went blind in my shooting eye. I was laid up for a few weeks and to come back and get him with the bow is huge for me. One Very happy hunter Steve S Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 29 points
    Zipped a big doe this morning. Retrieved and dropped off at processor My first archery deer , emotionally wrecked Post story tomorrow
  3. 26 points
    Photos of the deer. Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
  4. 21 points
    Good lesson. She was only 13yds crossing trail. Shot her while slightly quartering away walking and shot landed several inches back of what I expected. Still crashed in 50-70yds but won’t do that again. Bigger than I thought. Done till next sat.
  5. 20 points
  6. 18 points
    Went to our farm in Newark Valley scored on a nice 8 saw a ton of deer including a monster 8
  7. 18 points
    Sat my first watch of the year this morning. I have been skunked a lot recently during bow season and with two kids we really go through the meat. I saw antler and a big body and it didn't take long to decide even though it's opening weekend to pull the bow back. My kids and I really cut out some good lanes this year and luckily this guy walked right through one at 38 yards. I saw him coming slowly, he stopped just before the lane and I thought maybe it wasn't gonna happen. He then took about 3 more steps. He was quartering away ever so slightly but stopped perfect in the lane. I put the pin on him and followed up my shot. I heard it hit really hard and at first thought it was to far forward, but it turns out it tucked just behind the closer shoulder/leg and buried into the opposite side. I watched him run and watched the arrow sticking out about half way and then the arrow disappeared. I heard him crash at least once then nothing. Gave it a good hour and went to the spot, not good blood which had me super nervous. About 20 yards away however I had great blood and a good tracks. Followed it for about 60 yards and saw a white stomach. I will be honest that one little tiny part of me thought wow no more hunting for 6 weeks but I got over it pretty quick. I can find some time to take the kids duck hunting now. I know I never post but I do read almost every post all day in the Live from the Woods thread. It's great to read all the stories and I am thankful I have meat in the freezer.
  8. 16 points
    Small 8 down. Will post story later. Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
  9. 13 points
    Hopefully a doe is worthy of posting here as that's exactly what I killed yesterday morning. I wasn't on stand very long before a very respectable buck went by me at about 30 yards, too thick and too far for my taste. I saw another deer shortly afterwards in the same area as the buck but couldn't identify it. Maybe 30 minutes later a commotion straight east of me turned into a small 5-6pt buck chasing a doe like it was November 1st. Man was he dogging her........ Then maybe 20 minutes later this doe came by me accompanied by a couple fawns and a bigger adult doe. I shot the first one and my guess is she was 1.5 years old......the shot was a touch back but caught the back of at least one lung. It was a pass through and went about 125 yards. I gave her 3 hours but imagine it was over fairly quick. The scale says 95 pounds........
  10. 13 points
    First time this year in the stand with my huntin partner.
  11. 12 points
    Had good weekend, 1 buck and 2 doe, red got nice 8, one of the oldest hunter got a doe his first in 7 years with bow, and Turkey feathers got his 1st with bow.. only 5 weeks to go..lol
  12. 12 points
    Have fun today kids and congrats on the harvests yesterday...Will TF let the Big dog eat for the first time and make the Academy proud? Will Jeremy K’a random acts of kindness pay off? Will the Ethan Allan dining room set sell? Stay tuned right here for all the exciting conclusion of “HNY Blood Brothers” today! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 11 points
    He did, sending him photos he can post later ,loaded and on his way home
  14. 10 points
    After 4 hours with deer search last night we called it off on the buck yesterday. Very disappointing, hopefully he somehow makes it. Back at it this morning though, jjust shot a doe at 5 yards. I can see the blood trail from the Magnus from the tree and she dropped in 30 yards. Back straps on the grill for the Bills game! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 9 points
    Here's my update from yesterday. First chance I've had to sit down. Coached my kid's soccer have in the morning, then home for a few quick chores. I was in a tree in 8h by 3 for the evening home. Forecast called for a SSE wind bit when I got there it was more ENE. Between that and realizing that this tree wasn't prepped for bow, I didn't like my spot. Decided to get down around 430 and slow hunt into the wind toward a better stand. On my way over I caught movement 300 yds away on the other side of the bean field. There was a small hill between me and a doe and 2 fawns. Rather than being smart about it I tried to put that hill between us and stalk them. An hour later I was in the middle of this bean field stuck with deer all around me. I counted 23 total including 6 bucks, 2 of which are on my hit list. That doe I initially saw was part of a group of 9. I managed to get within 55 yds before they took off. Just before that I was crouched down and looking around and saw one of my shooters 75 yds behind me walking toward me. I learned a lot from this. Mostly that stalking out in the wide open across a bean field isn't going to work. Coolest day in the woods I've had in a long time and didn't need to drop a deer to make that happen.
  16. 8 points
    Yesterday 10/5 was a perfect day to hunt but I decided to blow it off to do something else that is important to me. We have a favorite spot in the Adirondacks with a lot of history and decided since the forecast didn't look to promising for the upcoming days....some other upcoming obligations....the leaves at 80%, to take a day trip. It was a beautiful day with lots of color with some great scenery and good company. There are plenty of reasons to go but it could more than likely be the last hoorah for one of us so we couldn't pass up the opportunity to go and I don't regret it a bit. Even hiked to and climbed a firetower.
  17. 8 points
    Mixed 1lb of garlic/cheese bear sausage with 1lb bear burger, smoked them in my Camp Chef till they hit 150 degrees then seared them in cast iron till the hit 165 degrees. First bite I said "Why did I wait so long to hunt them" it was that good. Wife and friend loved them. I didnt add a thing to it, wanted to try it as is. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  18. 8 points
    Congrats Red and TF ! G Man is to be commended for opening up his land and I’m sure knowledge , for the benefit of others !
  19. 8 points
    A tip for future parents , encourage your children to get involved in extra activities like sports it’s an awesome feeling watching them. Except when it’s on a Sunday during hunting season . FML
  20. 7 points
    Went out for my first sit at around 1 pm. Didn't see anything but squirrels until just before 6 when a doe and fawn came in to my left. I was planning to take the doe since the fawn seemed to be big enough to make it on it own. I normally pass does with fawns in October. A minute or 2 later I heard deer running and saw a doe come in to my right. She was acting weird like she may have seen me move or something. Then I saw the buck. The buck followed the script and gave me a broadside opportunity about 18 yards. The arrow hit a bit high, but within a few seconds of the buck running off I heard it crash. There was good blood at the point of impact and first few yards, but either poor blood or I suck at blood trailing thereafter. Decided to just go to where I heard the deer crash and after a few minutes I found it. Great start to the season. Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
  21. 6 points
  22. 6 points
    Beautiful morning today. Lots of action. Spent 80% of my morning on the edge of my stand excited for@turkeyfeathers !! Also pulled off a Moog ninja move ! Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  23. 6 points
    Well I guess that doe would have gotten a pass even if I decided I wanted to sling an arrow. I just realized I never put my release on...duh. Glad it wasn't a shooter buck
  24. 6 points
    Hi there, I know I never post in fact my last post was 2014. However I watch this thread all day every day. This morning was my first sit this year. I really hunt for the meat and not the antlers. I have gotten skunked on bow for a few years without even getting a good opportunity to shoot and I don't have a lot of time to hunt. Anyway this guy stepped into my lane at 38 yards just quartering away a hair. I tucked it just behind his shoulder. Hit the other side and he took off, watched the arrow snap off while he ran. Listened to him crash a few a few times and then heard nothing. Gave it about an hour, followed a massive blood trail a out 100 yards and he was piled up. Not a giant but he is mine.
  25. 5 points
    More Mosquitoes than wildlife, but hey we were out there for a few minutes.
  26. 5 points
    Feel like a million bucks right now. I passed up a Stateland bow buck from the ground, no blind, no facemask. Chocolate rack 3pt at 23 yds played the wind perfect. Took great video and some pics. Will post in my journal Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 5 points
    Leaving Saturday. Can't freaking wait. Booked a day of prairie dog shooting for my son, too. Got a lot to do this week. Nervous about the 1375 mile drive.
  28. 5 points
    Out for a mid morning sit with my youngest......he is having a blast eating snacks, using the range finder and hitting the grunt tune every so often. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  29. 5 points
    Well drew first blood of year. Doe. Think we heard her crash not far.
  30. 5 points
  31. 4 points
    So I had a interesting conversation with my wife last night. My mother in law passed away 3 years ago on October 10th. I will never forget that weekend. It was also the same weekend we closed on our camp. My mother in law was super excited for us and checked in with us throughout the process. We hunted Saturday with no luck. We knew my mother in law was very sick but did not think the end was this close. We got a call Saturday night that they were thinking of moving her to hospice but she was still fully awake and pretty much acting herself. Sunday morning comes around and pretty early that morning I arrowed a doe, while dressing her we get a call that we need to go that my mother in law is taking a turn for the worse. My wife takes off and I quickly drop the deer at the local butcher before heading down. We get to the hospice and she is still awake and talking and really enjoyed hearing about our first weekend at the new camp and was very excited to hear we even got a deer on the first weekend. My mother in law passed away the next morning on Monday October 10th. My wife and I were talking yesterday about that day and all the things that have happened since she has gone. Last night my wife asked me to shoot a doe on October 9th the same way I did 3 years ago. I guess I have a mission for this week now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 4 points
    Congrats Jay! Been looking forward to seeing this. Glad it happened and your an official bowman! Was just thinking about thread I started two years ago so we all could talk you into trying it. Glad you did. Congrats buddy.
  33. 4 points
    Taking my 6 year old out for the last hour or so....perhaps we'll see something, but he was super excited when I asked if he wanted to go later.
  34. 4 points
    I had some beards laying around and finally did something with them. First I removed the shell case and primer from the shotgun shell. Then I glued wire and the beards inside the brass head and hung it up on the wall. Very simple but time consuming.
  35. 4 points
    I have a good feeling about this... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  36. 4 points
    Well my oldest son who is a senior in high school decided he didn't want to play football his senior year decided he wanted to bow hunt with me again. He did when he was in 7th and 8th grade but things picked up and time was limited to maybe 1 or 2 gun hunts. So we decided he was going to sit a new set I put in this summer where a decent 8, and a 6 have been pretty regular. At 5 my phone is vibrating in my pocket non stop. It's him dad I just shot at a doe should I get down are you coming no wait there are more deer and so on. I reply take a breath and relax sit down I'll be there shortly and now I'm telling myself the same thing. I pack up and go to him ok where was she when you shot? He guides me perfectly to where she was when he shot and I have to sadly pull his arrow out of the dirt and say sorry bud you missed. This is when I hear I shot at her again. What you shot at her again ok where was she that time this time there is no arrow but no hair or blood I can see where she took off and followed for about 50 yds go back are you sure she was standing here yeah dad but I think I hit a branch or something sure enough 5 yds in front of me is a swinging branch. 20 yds behind me is the arrow. He immediately starts saying I'm sorry dad I'm sorry. I asked what are you sorry for and he says because he missed. All I know to tell him is a clean miss is better than a wounded deer you can't find and a little more practice time. He's completely bummed and I honestly don't know who is more down him or me. Anyway it was a great afternoon with my son.
  37. 4 points
  38. 4 points
    Thank you all for your insight. I am truly proud of the man he is becoming. After his 3rd or 4th apology I finally said stop apologizing and he did nothing wrong and that anybody whose ever hunted has missed. I had to tell him that I was actually impressed by the fact he was able to even get 2 shots off and not give up his location. He truly wants his first deer so bad that I can't begin to describe it. I want it for him as well honestly it would be my best season ever even if I had to eat my own tags.
  39. 3 points
    Ended up seeing 2 doe a tiny fawn and a 6pt. Good time in the stand with my son. Walking out into our field, which was still very light out. My son was lookin at some bones left over from last years deer. I catch movement in the field and the tiny fawn is bookin it right at us, ended running by my son 5ft away. Then mama doe took the smarter route and ran to the end of the field and into the woods.
  40. 3 points
    FYI if you ever see the box that stuff comes in it’s labeled and boneless pork bung Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    The same downed tree limb had caught my eye at least 126 times this weekend. It’s about 100 yards out and with the dead leaves still on it it looks like the profile of a deer facing directly at you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 3 points
    I lost an epic stare down with a huge doe yesterday who shape-shifted into a log when i put the binos on her! Amazing creatures or delirious hunter...i believe the former! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  44. 3 points
    Lol My wife had to take both boys yesterday while i was hunting and was gonna take them again today but I took a 8pt yesterday morning at gmans place so I surprised her by coming home at 6am and doing hockey duty. Earn them brownie points when you can lol
  45. 3 points
    Gigante in Eastchester. Really solid. Boar Ragu Shrimp Meatballs Sprouts Peppers Fries Short Rib tacos Etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  46. 3 points
    This will be my 4th GSP, Red, her half brother is by far my best yet. Let's see what she will do. Here she is today with him. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  47. 3 points
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  48. 3 points
    I'll add to that with a squirrel selfie Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  49. 2 points
    That’s the exact reason why I chose a career that I wouldn’t have to work a single day during deer season. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. 2 points
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