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Up and ready. Property is still flooded so I’m sitting in an old homemade stand in the middle of some oak trees.

37 degrees with a small wind.

Today feels like a good day.


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You are right, and I am not (I am a Genny guy).  We had a confirmation party for my daughter last weekend and my wife picked those up in case some of the beer snobs, from her side of the family, who were invited did not want Genny.   There were quite a few left and I got to get rid of them, to make room for more Genny in the beer fridge.  I got to admit they are pretty good, almost equal to Genny Octoberfest.
Rinella is right about the pepper on the "oysters".  I used plenty and they were very good.  I skipped the butter, which he recommends, and went with extra virgin olive oil instead, which I always use for my tenderloins .   The pepper is the key ingredient for sure.        


Genny sounds more like it haha! Congrats on the buck man


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"Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching, even when the wrong thing is legal"

-Aldo Leopold 

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Already a better start today than yesterday. Turkeys just flew down 200 yards out in front of me and had doe and fawn at about ten yards. Come on big guy!

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23 hours ago, Gr8lawn said:

Breezy morning in 8f but it's beautiful out. Alot of action around me so far. Seen 4 diffrent bucks all with in 30 mins.  Let this guy pass. See you next year maybe 

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5 minutes ago, Belo said:

 


Genny sounds more like it haha! Congrats on the buck man


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Thanks, and good luck to you today and the other three forum members, who still have their archery buck tags after yesterday's slaughter.   It is not often that I fill mine this early.  Maybe this year, for the first time in 38 seasons, I will see a larger antlered buck (and wish I still had a tag) while I am out there trying to fill doe tags.  I got thru yesterday afternoon's hunt with no more deer sightings.   I have (5) more archery hunts planned before gun season and (5) antlerless tags available.   Filling those at my place (where I got the buck yesterday) or over at my folk's place on the opposite corner of 9F, is extremely difficult, due to heavy pressure on them by farmers with nuisance permits  prior to October 1.   One more average sized deer will give us plenty of venison for the year, and the rest will get donated somewhere if I am so fortunate to get more chances.    

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The number of times I have looked down at my hands or clothes and seen ticks crawling on me is insane. Yesterday my wife had one crawling on her in Target. Im sure it came from me but its just insane lately. Does anyone spray their hunting clothes with anything?  Im nervous because most of those sprays smell terrible.  With a 10 month old at home I have to be super careful. 

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25 minutes ago, Moho81 said:

Up and ready. Property is still flooded so I’m sitting in an old homemade stand in the middle of some oak trees.

37 degrees with a small wind.

Today feels like a good day.


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Skittles ? 

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My son went to his stand behind our house and said he saw a huge buck in the neighbors field, said it had double drop tines and was a monster.

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Switching gears to habitat improvements!

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3 minutes ago, ryanrobb52 said:

The number of times I have looked down at my hands or clothes and seen ticks crawling on me is insane. Yesterday my wife had one crawling on her in Target. Im sure it came from me but its just insane lately. Does anyone spray their hunting clothes with anything?  Im nervous because most of those sprays smell terrible.  With a 10 month old at home I have to be super careful. 

Permithrin.  Kills em on contact. Lasts a few weeks and washing’s. Wally World or tractor supply carries it.  No odor once applied. 

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3 minutes ago, ryanrobb52 said:

The number of times I have looked down at my hands or clothes and seen ticks crawling on me is insane. Yesterday my wife had one crawling on her in Target. Im sure it came from me but its just insane lately. Does anyone spray their hunting clothes with anything?  Im nervous because most of those sprays smell terrible.  With a 10 month old at home I have to be super careful. 

You should be using Coulson's Spray or Duracon products- they contain the main tick repellant -permithrin.  Deet ain't gonna cut it.

I use the yellow can with black top- works great for me.  You can order off Amazon for around $6.00

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Dead quiet.  Too still.  Need a little wind.  Should be predator hunting.  Two nice fox inside of 10yds.  Not a hint of deer.  

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18 hours ago, The Jerkman said:

That fridge looks older than you! Bet it still runs like a top with minimal maintenance too! Gonna fry up his nuts? Also what's the girth chart say?

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It don't look like I will need to fire up the deer fridge this year.   I am glad that "global warming" has backed off a bit the last couple of seasons.  I ain't had to fire up that fridge since 2016.   It sucks quite a bit of juice but always starts when plugged in.  With nighttime lows outside in the low thirties and daytime highs in the fourties, I can hold the skin-on carcasses at 32-42 F. inside that insulated garage, with no trouble.     

I had the "oysters" for lunch yesterday.  They were spectacular, fried in olive oil with lots of pepper.  Way better than any sea oysters that I have had.   I still have not had time to run the numbers on the 39-1/4" chest girth.   I am guessing around 160 pounds dressed.   The buck was heavy in the rear and difficult to hoist up by myself with the cheap little hand pulley.  It was not rutting hard yet and it was feeding on clover as it approached my two-story blind yesterday morning.   I will probably skin it next Saturday night and cut it up Sunday.   Hopefully it will yield 60 pounds or more of boneless meat.  It looked to be pretty lean, so there will not be much fat to trim away (I hate processing does for that reason) and there is no wound damage to worry about.     

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Skittles ? 

Little early to open them but they are with me. I’m hoping my skittle monster (Alivia) joins me for the evening hunt. 1f0e2b75053089a830908e1d9ad7323c.jpg


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First time deer hunting ever yesterday and today, saw a grouse, rabbit, and something spooked a deer so I saw that run away about 100 yards away, nothing this morning Yet except for coyotes yelping 

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It don't look like I will need to fire up the deer fridge this year.   I am glad that "global warming" has backed off a bit the last couple of seasons.  I ain't had to fire up that fridge since 2016.   It sucks quite a bit of juice but always starts when plugged in.  With nighttime lows outside in the low thirties and daytime highs in the fourties, I can hold the skin-on carcasses at 32-42 F. inside that insulated garage, with no trouble.     
I had the "oysters" for lunch yesterday.  They were spectacular, fried in olive oil with lots of pepper.  Way better than any sea oysters that I have had.   I still have not had time to run the numbers on the 39-1/4" chest girth.   I am guessing around 160 pounds dressed.   The buck was heavy in the rear and difficult to hoist up by myself with the cheap little hand pulley.  It was not rutting hard yet and it was feeding on clover as it approached my two-story blind yesterday morning.   I will probably skin it next Saturday night and cut it up Sunday.   Hopefully it will yield 60 pounds or more of boneless meat.  It looked to be pretty lean, so there will not be much fat to trim away (I hate processing does for that reason) and there is no wound damage to worry about.     

Not to muddy this thread but do not hang if daytime temps exceed 41 degrees


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Three out of range ignoring my dawn calls and walking away grr

 

Edit: slightly moving this way they are upwind of me too

 

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