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  1. That's your issue. I hunted public land hard for 2-3 years with both bow and gun and the drop off in deer during gun is precipitous and shocking. Once you get too many people walking through the woods the deer are more or less gone. Tracks drop off/they go nocturnal, etc. Get yourself a bow or at the very least an Xbow and a range finder and next year hit it hard as soon as Xbow opens up. Of course deer are still there on public and it may happen for you, but archery will really help My public land deer I'm far more proud of than the ones I get on private land.
  2. Well done. I've never tried it. I imagine I'd get about 60% of what my guy gets and make a God-awful mess of it, too.
  3. I've shot deer much smaller. If you're a good butcher you get 50+ lbs meat off him!
  4. The setup of the cam that caught him was pretty good.
  5. Hot hand toe warmers for feet, and this year started going with hand warmers, too. Also after an hour or so on cold mornings I'll start drinking tea or coffee. This combined with overalls (not pants) sorts me out. I don't hunt much during gun so it's not a huge issue. I have a neoprene face mask for sub-freezing windy days.
  6. Thanks. It was about an hour after I posted this below, as I pulled up to the land Wouldn't have even seen this buck had I not moved. More or less a few hundred yards get choked down into a thin strip of trees. I knew that the first year but only fully realized yesterday that I could actually get within bow range of where two main trails converge at the same time. After several seasons in this spot I have identified yesterday what I believe to be the best tree on the property and will be in that shortly. It’s at a natural funnel of trees around 60 yards wide through which the. K of all deer travel.
  7. 15 min out from hunting spot car in front of me almost hit a deer. 10 min out I slam brakes to avoid hitting one and five min out a large buck runs out, its life only spared by around five seconds. Never seen this sort of deer crossing activity. After several seasons in this spot I have identified yesterday what I believe to be the best tree on the property and will be in that shortly. It’s at a natural funnel of trees around 60 yards wide through which the. K of all deer travel.
  8. Here are the details of it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stopping_power#Dynamics_of_bullets I have fired a 44 MAG from a revolver. I found it to be pretty damn stout and not something I'd want to be in the habit of doing.
  9. Based on a poll I made I have a lower recovery rate with a bow than most people here, although I consider myself a good shot--and I know for sure I'm a better shot than most archers at my range. I'm consistently accurate at distances I would not try on a deer. So that said, a 47 yard archery shot on a deer is merely a hail mary pass for all but the very best archers. Unless you're truly a very capable archer (you'll know if you are) and cool under pressure you need to keep your shots shorter. As you have noticed in almost all cases if you do not hit the heart or 1-2 lungs on a deer you will not recover it. It will either die very far away hours/days later with a trail you could not keep on, or end up maimed.
  10. I use 120 grain of 777 pellets personally because I got them cheap along with 240 gr shockwave sabot. The very same bullets are sold under a different brand but the same thing (can't recall the other brand). Using remington shotgun primers. I do clean between every shot when at the range and that may be responsible in part for some of the groups. I'm not sure.
  11. Yep. About to call it. Lots of tracks in snow but movement has dried up tremendously in past two weeks during the day. Will grtvfien soon see where they are walking and use climber next hunt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. This }%#*ing corn. Nice doe just walked by skirting along it.