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Out of work and just got settled into the stand with my muzzleloader. Feels good to be back out here, haven't been out since I shot my buck on 12/1

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3 hours ago, G-Man said:

1.5 year old does weigh 101 to 105 here,

2.5 weigh about 110 to 115

3.5 weigh in the 120's

I cant age doe over 3.5 to a year accurately but largest we ever weighed was shot by a neighbor and was over 180. Dressed had 5 inches of fat on it's back we tried for her for 3 years and she was huge every year and at least 3 when we 1st targeted her.so maybe 6 or 7 years old ? 

That's just about what we have found in Tioga county and Bradford county- Pa.- at least the areas I hunt. We have probably weighed 50 does from those 2 states over the last 15 years.  Our adult does tend to go 90-105, 110 to 118, and 125-130 field dressed. Never have we aged them, but you can almost age them by weight. Haven't weighed any that were heavier, although I suspect I shot one 25 years ago that might have pushed 145.

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1 hour ago, Pygmy said:

I shoot a tang peep sight, so I have to be able to see my front sight...Kinda limits me to tape...That's OK, though..Tape has worked fine for me...

Dang, most of the snow is gone and it just FEELS like the kind of afternoon that the deer will be out feeding...Maybe I better tape up my mud dozer and spend the afternoon in my tower over my food plot...

i'm thinking the same. wish i could escape work but can't


"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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1 hour ago, Bolt action said:

I store it in the safe, but never thought about any sorry of moisture it humidity control for the safe. I just had it in that case getting ready to take it hunting..

i got one of these with my last remaining dicks giftcard. About 3 times a year I take it out and plug it in for a day which evaporates the moisture in the beads. I don't know how necessary it is, but for the price it's worth the peace of mind i think

https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Breeze-Renewable-Cordless-Dehumidifier/dp/B01DCF0T1Y/ref=sr_1_24?crid=KYYKWUKFRAWP&keywords=gun+safe+moisture+absorber&qid=1576003479&sprefix=gun+safe+mois%2Caps%2C219&sr=8-24

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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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Be safe, but don't let wind stop you.  Most bucks I saw in a day this year was with 20-40mph winds.


Idk what it is about wind that gets them up and moving but my best days of hunting have been in those 20-40 mph winds


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2 hours ago, TheHornHunter said:

 


Idk what it is about wind that gets them up and moving but my best days of hunting have been in those 20-40 mph winds


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Mossy oak did a 20 year study. More big deer were killed on windy days than calm days. As the wind increases, so do the kills. 

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I saw a doe a few hrs ago just 150 yds from my driveway,so i got dressed and went after her. I snuck along the road a bit and the into the woods and one turned into three. I watched them feed for a bit and then they all bedded down,about 90 yds away. I was getting chilled,it was still drizzling here and tried to move to get a more open lane,but mama deer saw me and they took off. Oh well,still time left...

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Well, all the snow disappeared overnight here in 8H. Trying a stand that hasn’t been used since gun opener. Swamp to the south of me and power lines to the East. Corn field (uncut) to the southwest. 
Oops! Posted this in wrong forum originally. 
The evening ended with no sightings. Sighhhh. 

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9 hours ago, TheHornHunter said:

I processed the bigger doe I shot saturday and she weighed in at 140 field dressed. I was thinking she was going to be at least 150 but I’ve never weighed a doe before. Does anyone else weigh their does? If so, what’s an average doe weigh? I shot a big one last year that I got 60 pounds of meat off but I didn’t get a dressed weight on her.

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Holy DoeZilla…….

 

Biggest I killed weighed 168 dressed. She was a horse. Of course it fell down a deep ravine of extremely thick stuff. I had to use my leather belt to drag her and it broke on me. Several stops for the dry heaves....and eating snow to quench my thirst....I finally got her out.

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Mossy oak did a 20 year study. More big deer were killed on windy days than calm days. As the wind increases, so do the kills. 


I believe that. I think part of it is you can get away with a lot more movement and sound on windy days so they are easier to hunt


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Holy DoeZilla…….
 
Biggest I killed weighed 168 dressed. She was a horse. Of course it fell down a deep ravine of extremely thick stuff. I had to use my leather belt to drag her and it broke on me. Several stops for the dry heaves....and eating snow to quench my thirst....I finally got her out.


Damn, that is a horse! Gotta love how they always manage to find the worst place to die. I lucked out with this one and she dropped right in a clover field so I was able to drive my truck right up to her.


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1 minute ago, TheHornHunter said:

 


I believe that. I think part of it is you can get away with a lot more movement and sound on windy days so they are easier to hunt


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I think they implied that bucks were on their feet more during a windy day, not so much that they were easier to hunt. There were actually 3 factors that dictated increased movement. High pressure, cold, and wind. 

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2 hours ago, GreenDrake said:

Holy DoeZilla…….

 

Biggest I killed weighed 168 dressed. She was a horse. Of course it fell down a deep ravine of extremely thick stuff. I had to use my leather belt to drag her and it broke on me. Several stops for the dry heaves....and eating snow to quench my thirst....I finally got her out.

Ha!  Further proof that hunting is not just hero shots!

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That's just about what we have found in Tioga county and Bradford county- Pa.- at least the areas I hunt. We have probably weighed 50 does from those 2 states over the last 15 years.  Our adult does tend to go 90-105, 110 to 118, and 125-130 field dressed. Never have we aged them, but you can almost age them by weight. Haven't weighed any that were heavier, although I suspect I shot one 25 years ago that might have pushed 145.
Have to ask, How many of those PA deer did you the chest girth chart on?

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Several years ago i was posted when we did a drive with some friends. Some deer came out and walked past me at 50 yds. I only had a buck tag,and i saw the first one was a doe. The next two looked like fawns behind her,so i relaxed. Turned out the third deer was a six point 1.5 year old,he looked like a baby behind that doe. Biggest one i have ever seen

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Shot this big ole girl in Nov of 15'
A group came in busting over a hill behind me and I took her first. He ran off downhill at the shot and stayed around for a while so I dropped him as well. She made him look like a dwarf!88a247426c1b51dac83d7b52cba095eb.jpg

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15 minutes ago, mlammerhirt said:

Shot this big ole girl in Nov of 15'
A group came in busting over a hill behind me and I took her first. He ran off downhill at the shot and stayed around for a while so I dropped him as well. She made him look like a dwarf!88a247426c1b51dac83d7b52cba095eb.jpg

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Congrats on the double...

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2 inches fresh powder last night in 3G turned a work day into a vacation day. Out for a long sit in the quiet. Expectations are low but it is beautiful out. e1c254a5b70424adb5b67c8ab0e70c32.jpg

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Hope to get put of work and get me some woods time . I need it . Bad week so far for me my car broke down 700 to fix it I don't have . My husband's brother in law was found dead in woods on Saturday  and my brothers wife just went on hospice. Not a good year for me . Need me some time in the  woods 

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6 minutes ago, cynthiafu said:

Hope to get put of work and get me some woods time . I need it . Bad week so far for me my car broke down 700 to fix it I don't have . My husband's brother in law was found dead in woods on Saturday  and my brothers wife just went on hospice. Not a good year for me . Need me some time in the  woods 

Prayers Sent, Take your time and enjoy what time you can get in the woods with Mother Nature.

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Hunt when I can.. ;)

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Hope to get put of work and get me some woods time . I need it . Bad week so far for me my car broke down 700 to fix it I don't have . My husband's brother in law was found dead in woods on Saturday  and my brothers wife just went on hospice. Not a good year for me . Need me some time in the  woods 

Damn Cynthia- I don’t know what to say except I’ve been told we are only given what we can handle. You are one strong ass person so clearly you can handle more than most! Prayers sent


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8 minutes ago, cynthiafu said:

Hope to get put of work and get me some woods time . I need it . Bad week so far for me my car broke down 700 to fix it I don't have . My husband's brother in law was found dead in woods on Saturday  and my brothers wife just went on hospice. Not a good year for me . Need me some time in the  woods 

Sorry to hear all this,  best of luck and keep plugging away. 

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10 minutes ago, cynthiafu said:

Hope to get put of work and get me some woods time . I need it . Bad week so far for me my car broke down 700 to fix it I don't have . My husband's brother in law was found dead in woods on Saturday  and my brothers wife just went on hospice. Not a good year for me . Need me some time in the  woods 

Hang in there Cynthia... Hope you get more woods time... nothing better than that to clear your head

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