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About FLXmatt

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    Finger Lakes
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  1. Another great hunt this evening in 8N. I’ve sat on the same bucket for three nights in a row and seen 2 dozen deer. Probably should have pulled the trigger a time or two but oh well. Hunting most of the day tomorrow and a buddy just gave me another doe tag. Hoping for a successful day.
  2. Head out until 8:30, when my babysitting duties start. Hoping for the best in that short window. Taking coffee to the woods for the first time ever. Good luck to all going out, seems like a perfect morning.
  3. Exciting hunt tonight. Sat for two hours and saw a dozen deer including an 8pt that I would have taken if he gave me a better chance. The wind didn’t do me any favors and at least six of those deer busted me. Doe tags all filled, I’m buck hunting for the weekend. Good luck to all.
  4. I was home with my wife and sick infant yesterday but I was able to sneak out to the woods for the last hour of daylight. Ground was extra crunchy, zero wind. To my surprise I snuck up on a group of five doe, unfortunately with no doe tags in my pocket. I snuck into my gully and found another two bedded. Seven deer unaware of my presence, that never happens to me.
  5. I got in the stand late in 8N. Had a deer blow at me on my way in and then had a button buck come right under the stand. I hope the action continues.
  6. Surprisingly few shots here in 8N. Perhaps the fewest I’ve ever heard on opening morning.
  7. Back in the stand in 8N. Last night was a bust. Around 4:20 the landowner adjacent to my parcel drove his tractor around the perimeter of his land to re-hang his posted signs. Parked about 40yds away from my stand and seemed confused about where the boundary was. We had a friendly talk and I packed up and left. Im hoping for better luck tonight. The wind is right and I’m next to their bedroom. Good luck to anyone hunting this evening!
  8. Back in the woods in 8N after a brief hiatus due to injury. 15 mins after I got settled a small 6pt trotted by at 80yds. The wind is light but it is swirling quite a bit. Hopefully a deer is the one to make a mistake tonight, I could really go for some tenderloins for dinner!
  9. I missed a doe this morning. Flat out missed. I think I severely misjudged the distance. I’ll be replaying that in my head all week. Lots of action in the woods from sunrise until 9:30 when I came down. Two different bucks were trailing does. Sure feels like deer season.
  10. Exciting morning in the woods in 8N. Hunted until 9:30, saw four bucks. Two were chasing does, two were rolling solo. One was the largest I’ve ever seen from a tree stand. Rut seems to be in full swing.
  11. I have yet to chime in this season, hope everyone is staying safe and finding some success in the woods. Getting blown around in 8N today. I wouldn’t want to be much higher up. While entering the woods I spooked two does that we’re bedded below my stand. I have a few apples on the trees in my backyard and each evening there is a doe that visits. This doe has an incredibly distended stomach (see pics, although I don’t think they do this belly justice) She looks pregnant. Any idea what’s going on here?
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    2018 Live from the turkey woods

    Another quiet morning in 8N. I’ve been out six times this season, hunting private and public land and out until noon every time. I’ve only heard one faint distant gobble. I guess I’m a glutton for punishment. I have enjoyed reading this thread, congrats to all who have harvested a bird or two. Has anyone found morels yet?
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    Live from the turkey woods 2016

    Hit some public land from 10-12:00 today. Heard a gobble way off in the distance and drove to a place I could access. Walked into the woods and sat down to wait if he would gobble again. A minute later he startled me with a gobble 80yds off, unfortunately on the other side of a downed tree 40yds out. A few yelps and he came in quickly, but wouldn't cross the tree. I had a bead on his head but I'm not practiced at that distance. He sauntered off gobbling the whole time. Then a group of four jakes came through and did the same thing. Damn log! That was probably the most exciting turkey hunt I've ever had. What time do you go sit to listen for a bird on the roost?
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    Live from the turkey woods 2016

    Plenty of vocal hens around but no gobbling. I had a couple hens walk right next to me. Took a break and took a drive, state land parking lot was vacant, so I'll spend a couple hours here.
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    Live from the turkey woods 2016

    Just shot my first turkey ever! A Jake came in silently at 6:10 this morning, right to my decoy. I was set up in a large oak forest. Walking out around 6:30 I spooked a hen off the roost. Now I can focus my attention on a mature gobbler to fill my second tag. 6:40 and I was home drinking coffee! What a day!