billey100

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About billey100

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  1. Same story here in 8J at the processor I use. I caped mine myself and took the body last night. She said they took in 100+ opening day, 50+ each on Sun and Mon. She said it was the most they have ever had, and the most bucks ever they have been asked to cape for mounting purposes.
  2. Thanks! He is super into it, I mean non stop it's all he talks about year round is hunting and fishing. Has his lifetime license, just dying to get to 12 so he can small game and now hunt. We threw some heat packs in his gloves and boots, and I brought his sleeping bag to get into while in our double ladder stand. He was warm the entire time which I was worried about but we didn't have to sit to long. Second guessing the mount, but caped it good just in case and will throw it in the freezer. More about him being there than the size of the deer. I did stop at the processor just to see what was there already. There were 2 or 3 deer that were massive, huge 10 pointers and a 12 pointers with a some stickers and stuff.
  3. Took my 10 year old son out this morning for his first opening day ( legal disclaimer he did not shoot or have a gun). Shot this guy around 745, 10 pointer with a huge g2, the other side g2 was snapped off but is still a legal point. Will probably get home mounted due to the hunting memory more than anything. My son is the one who saw him and said big buck coming. Heart shot and he went about 100 and he watched him pile up.
  4. I haven't gone back to my stands since my bow kill first weekend. Trying to stay out until Sat for gun opener. Think both pics are the same deer but I suck at this when there is angles. Second set of pics I just thought was cool because the doe went through and the buck was 4 minutes later mouth wide open.
  5. Tagged out on my buck tag a month ago, finally got windy enough on the lake today to take the kids out. Just me in the blind with a license so two mallards in a short time and I was done already. I really miss the 4 mallard limit already as I could have had a few more, and to be honest 3-4 birds is just enough breasts to feed the family one meal. Same two ducks, my youngest (7) and my oldest (10) just taking turns for a picture.
  6. What temp and how long did you do it for out of curiosity?
  7. 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. 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.
  9. Had today off, did a morning stint in 8j and saw 4 slicks and small 6. His rack was good enough to be older but his body was 1.5 all day. If he ever makes it he will be a stud in a few years bit probably not around here. Same buck came through in the afternoon about 50 yards out. Never winded me either time even though he go down wind for a minute. He was just lazily walking around but def during day light hours. Business is picking up I hope.
  10. Follow this thread everyday but don't post much. I second the weather complaint this year. Very few sits where I thought this is great I should see a ton of deer. Getting blown out of the stand again tonight in 8j with 30mph gusts.