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  1. Good luck all. I'll be on 5 acres with my crossbow across the street from a somewhat heavily hunted swamp... Best opening day spot for me.
  2. I hunt 5 acres with about 3-4 houses in view of my 2 stands (suburban bow only) and this morning the neighborhood does were acting real strange. Yearlings were alone. Figuring some lockdown starting, I went back this afternoon around 330 and felt like bucks were hanging close knowing the does bed very close by. This buck I've seen a few times was bedded about 10 yds from my stand while the doe he was with browsed. I crawled to 20 yds and waited for what seemed like an eternity for him to stand up and move into a shooting lane.
  3. Had my target buck come in tonight behind the neighborhood does. 3.5yo 8 point. He worked a community scrape. I'm only on 5 acres behind a friend's house. He was mirroring one of the does... I climbed out of my tripod and the wind noise tonight got me to within 35yd on the ground but he stayed behind some brush. Very close.... Good luck all.
  4. Haven't logged on in a while. Only 2 sits this year so far. Rattled in 2 mature bucks Wed night. 8H. They ended up fighting right at dark and I got out of there before they made me. Set up my first tripod stand this year... Excellent xbow spot
  5. If things don't change i too will work my way out... Currently have a good job and able to put away some retirement money..
  6. Early November is prime time. If you're on a budget a lot of members here shoot the centerpoint sniper by crosman. I have one and it's pretty solid but people will complain about some rattling noises and the trigger. Other ones worth mentioning are wicked ridge/tenpoint, Excaliber, and barnett. These 4 are the only ones I've shot before... Take care of the rail and strings and cables. I feel like i can take a deer out to about 45 yds confidently which is pretty cool.
  7. Very sorry to see this. What a beautiful doggy. My condolences to you and your family.
  8. Very cool.... Must've been a hell of a lot of buck tracks in front of your cam. This was my best big buck on hot doe pic.. Opening day of gun season however i was at another property... Hoping he survived the season...
  9. Couple guys i could tell reloaded.. There's only 2 or 3 guys hunting on my road but several shots after legal light... I do have a muzzleloader but i was out with my xbow out of respect for the neighbors as I'm on only 5 acres....
  10. Well, didn't punch any tags this year. Went out tonight with the xbow....Heard the first shot of the evening at 4:41 and the last shot at 5:04.. With about 6 or 7 shots total... Lol.. No comment. Only saw 2 year old bucks during gun and the 2 chances i had at mature does i was busted... An off year for sure but one property I hunt this was my 2nd year there, and another it was my 3rd year there, and I'm the only one with permission at both places.. Should be wall hangers next year. Cousin and friend are donating some meat lol... Congrats to all....
  11. Well this morning a doe was kicking what I'm assuming were her 2 yearlings so the woods were crazy for a few minutes... Took the safety off my xbow a couple times but the momma doe never came within range. Yesterday i heard a noise and had 3 does underneath me looking up. Came from behind out of nowhere... Not my weekend! Couple days left Also, after checking cams my hit-list buck walked across my stand on opening day of gun 11/16 around noon... I was at another property.. Mid day movement!
  12. All old evidence of hunting spots on my cousins 40 acres are legit. This was my 2nd year hunting it and I'm still learning deer patterns there but buckets and downed stands etc definitely have helped...
  13. No blind or he'll never use that field again. I would go with a ghillie suit or like someone said before a ghost blind. These are semi aggressive options. Rattling now might work it's late enough in the season along with a buck decoy. I've had good luck in December rattling. Good luck
  14. Well about 7 or 8 doe busted me this morning when i was waiting for yearlings to pass and take a crack at a big one... Walking back in tonight all the doe were bedded along my walk into the woods.. Busted again lol. Property is land locked and i only have 1 trail back into the woods unfortunately....
  15. Had about 7 or 8 does come through around 8. I was on the ground... Was waiting for the yearlings to clear when they all smelled me. Didn't blow but jogged off. Moved stands in case they double back...
  16. On the ground watching for movement... I can feel the wind is switching for the better. No shots yet. 8G
  17. I contracted lyme disease about 7 or 8 years ago. It was pretty crazy i had all the symptoms and was pretty much on the couch for 1 month straight... Still have little flare ups every few weeks. Definitely don't feel the same than i did before i got it...
  18. Check out Excaliber if your budget is semi-high. I have the centerpoint sniper 370. After 3 seasons of use I'm not too happy with the way the strings and cables look currently... Otherwise pretty happy with the way it shoots... Shoots just as well as my friend's ten point.
  19. Pines... That's where i head too in a snow or rainstorm... Shot a button buck in 2 feet of snow a few years ago. The drag out sucked...
  20. Phade that was a great breakdown thanks. You're right the battery is hovering around 80% I'm gonna switch to lithium... I figured it was a temp/batteries issue because once we dropped below freezing all my cams kept getting pics except the Browning. It's a strike force with the viewing screen. I actually jumped 2 doe yesterday who were standing right in front of it and it didn't get them... Thanks again for restoring my faith in Browning
  21. So i have 4 Cabelas cams, 1 Browning, and 1 no name Chinese cam i got on Amazon. 6 cams on 45 total acres. The gen 1 cabelas cam is/was the best... Cabelas has been going cheap although the gen 2 has been improved this year so i bought another. I thought the Browning would be a game changer given the price point but yesterday there were 3-4 sets of fresh tracks in front of it and no recent pic. The cheap amazon one is actually doing great.. And it was only $49 with a 2" LCD viewing screen.. Unfortunately it's working so great it got a slammer buck at 3pm opening weekend about 60 yds from my stand...
  22. Congrats... That's the best eating.. IMO any deer is considered a trophy
  23. This is my first year wearing electronic hearing protection.. In my 30s now and I get some ringing in my left ear from years of shooting. Opening day I heard 4 does and a buck walking behind me with the volume turned up but unfortunately they spooked when I swung around to shoot the buck lol
  24. Gonna do a lap around the property after work around 4.. Got a good wind and with this wet snow and I can spot and stalk pretty undetectable. Still have all my tags unfortunately as I've passed a lot of young deer..
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