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59 minutes ago, BowmanMike said:

I went for still hunt. The rain turned to snow around 2 p.m and started to stick around 2.30. I got a ways into the woods and thought i kept smelling rutty something,i was trying to pinpoint it when three young deer tore past me,zig zagging and absolutely blistering through there. I think they got chased..No buck followed,so i kept going in the direction they came from cautiously. 10 mins later i catch movement,it is a big lone doe. I stay still,not hidden well but what can one do. It looked like she was going to walk past at about 50 yds. She stopped for a bit and i almost lost track of her,then she turned around and circled towards me. I drew back when she passed behind some trees and got ready. She was quartering towards me getting closer and closer,like under 15 yds now. She stopped head on and heard me breathing i think. So she turned back and now was quartering away slightly. I shot her at 20 yds and hit her to far back!!! I apparently suck at shooting live targets. I watched her run off,but only to 50 yds. I kept watching her and crept slowly to my arrow. Looked like all guts,what the hell,i cant get much closer than that.

So i backed out,marked the spot and will go back in the a.m. I am pretty sure i will find her,she was in a good size bowl with water at the bottom,so i doubt she will leave there. I hope the coyotes don't get her before me. And I am pissed that another deer will go through a slow painful death because i suck at shooting them where it counts.

 

Good luck Mike. Hope you find her intact and dead close by.

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7 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

Good luck Mike. Hope you find her intact and dead close by.

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Iowa or Kansas?


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That’s about what it felt like! But good ol’ western NY in 8H


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It's not over yet Mike. Good luck in the morning finding her.
Took tomorrow off and can't wait to get in the stand. Unfortunately hardly any snow fell here and the wind is going to be whipping but those cruddy days get the deer moving, or at least that's what I've witnessed in the past. Good luck everyone and let's knock a few down like all the great hunters did last weekend.

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Will be out for the AM,early thanksgiving with sis and family as they wont be able to make it up on the day of,then back in to woods till dark.ready to make it happen!

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1 hour ago, BowmanMike said:

I went for still hunt. The rain turned to snow around 2 p.m and started to stick around 2.30. I got a ways into the woods and thought i kept smelling rutty something,i was trying to pinpoint it when three young deer tore past me,zig zagging and absolutely blistering through there. I think they got chased..No buck followed,so i kept going in the direction they came from cautiously. 10 mins later i catch movement,it is a big lone doe. I stay still,not hidden well but what can one do. It looked like she was going to walk past at about 50 yds. She stopped for a bit and i almost lost track of her,then she turned around and circled towards me. I drew back when she passed behind some trees and got ready. She was quartering towards me getting closer and closer,like under 15 yds now. She stopped head on and heard me breathing i think. So she turned back and now was quartering away slightly. I shot her at 20 yds and hit her to far back!!! I apparently suck at shooting live targets. I watched her run off,but only to 50 yds. I kept watching her and crept slowly to my arrow. Looked like all guts,what the hell,i cant get much closer than that.

So i backed out,marked the spot and will go back in the a.m. I am pretty sure i will find her,she was in a good size bowl with water at the bottom,so i doubt she will leave there. I hope the coyotes don't get her before me. And I am pissed that another deer will go through a slow painful death because i suck at shooting them where it counts.

 

Chit happens in the moment,hope all works out for ya.go get her!!

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Real feel temp = 10 degrees in the morning! BRRRRR!!!

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2 minutes ago, Rebel Darling said:

Good luck @BowmanMike.  Good call on backing out...  Hope you get her!

out of likes,thanks Mike. Pretty sure i will find her,she has no reason to go far.

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Be out in the morning to start my 4 day vacation.  Sitting until 130 tomorrow.  Hoping someone makes a quick stop by the stand in the morning.  I have to put a stand up at some point tomorrow also.

Good luck mike.  The cold should help.    Dont beat yourself up to bad.   All you can do is try to learn for the next one.  My last couple years have been rough also.  

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11 hours ago, Tughill Tamer said:

No I haven't seen alot of rut activity yet in 6n 6G or 6k. It seems to me that the area's I hunt in these wmu's seem to show signs of the rut a little later than some other areas.

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Ok just making sure I wasn’t the only one not seeing anything in these areas. Went out this afternoon in 6G seen a couple new scrapes but that was it. Hoping I have better luck tomorrow afternoon! 

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Was gonna Hunt a stand tomorow but I’m thinking box blind and mr buddy heater is better. 

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5 minutes ago, Swamp_bucks said:

Be out in the morning to start my 4 day vacation.  Sitting until 130 tomorrow.  Hoping someone makes a quick stop by the stand in the morning.  I have to put a stand up at some point tomorrow also.

Good luck mike.  The cold should help.    Dont beat yourself up to bad.   All you can do is try to learn for the next one.  My last couple years have been rough also.  

Shot a 5pt quartering to me a tad too much Monday. Shot was high and back but did hit lung before exiting thru the guts. Backed out and returned next morning. He didn't go more than 40 yds.

Good luck!

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Sat in the snow from 1 to 4:30, busted 4 doe by stand, saw 2 small bucks and a button buck, on the walk out I saw a good amount of tracks and a buck freshened up a scrape. Not sure where in going in the am but hopefully I can find a hot doe, I'm starting to think I don't know what I'm doing? 


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Aunt said 2 inches of snow up there last night, get some!  Wind hasn't picked up yet, at least down here in the valley.  We'll see what it's like at 2000 feet in about 30 minutes!


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Looks like wind is supposed to be up maybr ill have the luck some og you guys had last week.  Just clocked out time to drive an hour and get to hunting.  Good luck everyone going out.

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Yeah it is.  Packing in heavy jacket and bibs.

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Remington 700 .308

Mossberg 500 Pump

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