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Rebel Darling

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Rebel Darling last won the day on October 12 2016

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About Rebel Darling

  • Birthday March 4

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    Sand Lake, NY
  • Interests
    Reading, Music, Songwriting, Hiking, Traveling

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  • Hunting Location
    In the 4's
  • Hunting Gun
    Browning A-Bolt, .270
  • Bow
    Hoyt Charger 60#
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  1. 4L - I’ll go sit in the woods for a while. Choosing the hemlocks on the marsh edge today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 4L - Back in doing the family obligations thing. Sounded like my new neighbor took a shot just after 7. A dozen or so shots, a couple during questionable light. Most a ways off. Saw some movement, but couldn’t tell what was what. Definitely heard one walking right at first light, but never set eyes on that one. By the end of the weekend, they’ll be holed up in the marsh, and I’ll have to get lucky catching a buck coming, going, or risking a downwind cruise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Good luck to you out there! Looks more and more like my obligations are overwhelming my ability to hunt. Pretty sure my bow season is over. With a little one joining next week, my deer season is likely over but for a sneak out here and there. Looking forward to pics!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 4L - Up on the Plateau. Bumped a group of deer (couldn't ID them all) on the way in after still hunting my way up to them. I got to about 50 yards, before work started buzzing my phone, and I lost my patience, composure, and attentiveness. I thought they had walked off, but they were feeding on the other side of hemlock saplings I couldn't see through, and jumped off when I started walking. Sat up against some blow-down and saw a different group of does make their way across my backtrack about 50 yards from where I set up. They circled a bit downwind of me, and caught me scent. They didn't like it, pausing to lift their heads to sniff, and head-bobbing to try and see me, but they never blew out, nor ran off. So... Lots of does, no bucks, and nothing in range at any rate.
  5. 4L - Getting ready to head out and sit a pinch-point / funnel. Light wind from the NW, flurries. No more doe tags left, so I need to catch a cruiser, and not spook any does coming through. Going to try and pin one #FromTheGround again. Hope to sit until dark, but I'm on call with the wife for labor from now until next Tuesday, which is the backstop, and then the dr's control the course. Good luck to all those still sitting with sticks and strings!
  6. On Friday, I was able to sneak out of work some hours early. I hit the woods with my sticks and saddle for some run and gun fun. An either / or tag and a doe tag in hand, and a baby due in a few, if it offered me a good shot with the bow, I planned to accept. After the fog rolled out for the second time, the sun shone, and the Blue Jays lit up over by where I thought the deer bedded. Not long after, I could see movement in the thick of the Hemlocks. Send a grunt. I did. A short while later, this doe and another came in to investigate. She gave me a clean broadside shot, but stepped forward as I loosed the arrow, and at 25 yards (elevated), she tried ducking the string. I hit her way back. She offered me luck, as it turned out. A severed artery led me to her on an easy track, and my gratitude soared as the sun went down.
  7. This is my 3rd or 4th year filling them out (6th year bow hunting). I enjoy sending DEC the info. I wish that it were tied into their licensing software, or at least available in web format on their website. They'd be able to analyze the data so much quicker, and it would also enable the users to add multiple areas a day, as well as more than four hunting areas. They'd need the state funding to put that together, though...
  8. My family is blessed with more meat for the winter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. You’re in his bedroom! Piss him off! Get ‘em! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Been set for about 45. Fog rolled out, fog rolled in. Everything is wet. Gonna have to alert all senses. C’mon deer!!! Good luck to all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Re: arrow penetration I switched my set up for a Sept Elk hunt. Heavier, stiffer arrow with a 50 gr outsert up front. Also increased my draw weight. Tried to split the difference between flat trajectory and arrow weight/FOC. Things pack a PUNCH! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Tough morning in 4L, more for the doe I shot at than for myself. I shot high, real high from a tree, and she was downhill at 11 yards adjusted, I found out post-shot. I used my 20 yard pin, misjudging trajectory by a long shot. I clipped her back, taking a clump of hair and a little bit of hide. I glassed the arrow, which was stuck in a tree, and it looked totally clean. Got down, checked it, saw some hair, and two bits of skin-like meat near the broadhead. Absolutely zero blood at the shot site, and no hair on the ground. Arrow had no smell on it whatsoever. Scoured the shot site, and her escape trail from about 7:00 until 10:30. Found zero blood. Grid searched an area where I last saw her run, and came up empty. No blood. No stumbling tracks. No hair. Definitely pushed everything out of those woods. A short while after the shot, I saw a doe scent checking the back trail. I glassed her from the tree. Pretty sure it was the same doe coming back up her route. The other doe she was with bolted in a different direction. Saw her trot around scenting, and then she trotted off. No evidence of a wound, nor a dark spot on her. Currently back at the house, running through my errors, feeling pretty bad about my action, and hoping to use the experience to be a better, more patient bow hunter.
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