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4 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

How bout a slow still hunt.  Just glass and work it slow.  Ground should be quiet with all the rain.

Yeah that does sound like a good idea... 

here is are my initial thoughts and I may be overthinking things but hey this is a chance to get some feedback from a veteran...

the wind is suppose to be blowing to the NE.. the ridge I was eyeing would mean me parking to the south of it and walking in (about 1.5 miles) and setting up... about mid/late morning I would start making my way back to the car by walking directly west from where I am sitting to check out a potential bedding areas (based on satellite images) and then heading back to the car... the afternoon I would drive to another to park that will be about 1 mile from a spot my brother mentioned showed lots of sign and is located near a field that is privately owned.. potentially setup between it and catch one going out to eat in the later afternoon

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14 hours ago, chrisw said:

You have to remember that in the water there aren't the scavengers there are on land, they can't dry out etc. Breakdown is much quicker when it is exposed to air. Same with a fish even, put a fish on land and it's rotted in days and gone in a few more. Put that fish in the water and it'll last weeks. I'm no biologist or scientist but I do know it takes a lot longer to break down in water. My .02 says that deer has been in the water for at least a month from my experience, for what it's worth... it's too bad either way though.

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even the water scavengers are mostly dormant now, that thing could look like that for a long time in ice cold freshwater

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Just finished this up for my son, gonna be hard to hide it for the next month lol we cut this tree down in out back yard this spring, I used the chainsaw and cut some rounds, treated them, sanded for days, poly coated them, and finished it. Was a lot of work! 

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33 minutes ago, ridgerunner88 said:

6K hunter here.. I am working today and tomorrow and got the honey pass to head out Wednesday.. it is looking pretty good with a few inches of snow hitting the ground the night before.. looking for anything with horns to make it number 3 in the freezer

I am a public land hunter with no treestand/saddle so I am relegated to the ground... what would you guys suggest as a strategy... i am hunting some state forest that has some pretty good elevation changes... should I go find a ridge and sit tight downwind and hope the second rut will kick in (judging by your posts the past week it looks like the first rut is officially done) or try and be super aggressive and try and walk up on an unsuspecting buck and hope to get a shot off before I spook them

Get a good vantage point and sit tight, ideally above/downwind of some thick cover

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1 minute ago, ridgerunner88 said:

Yeah that does sound like a good idea... 

here is are my initial thoughts and I may be overthinking things but hey this is a chance to get some feedback from a veteran...

the wind is suppose to be blowing to the NE.. the ridge I was eyeing would mean me parking to the south of it and walking in (about 1.5 miles) and setting up... about mid/late morning I would start making my way back to the car by walking directly west from where I am sitting to check out a potential bedding areas (based on satellite images) and then heading back to the car... the afternoon I would drive to another to park that will be about 1 mile from a spot my brother mentioned showed lots of sign and is located near a field that is privately owned.. potentially setup between it and catch one going out to eat in the later afternoon

Sounds like a great plan. Hope the deer cooperate .  Keep the wind in your face or a crosswind, watch any saddles hard and use ridges to hide your outline as best you can. Hope you drop one 

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Been awhile since I checked in to this thread. My quest to shoot a certain mature buck has not worked out yet. No shots taken. I have seen deer most every sit though. And passed a couple two year old bucks, that I may, or may not regret shooting?....lol 

It has so far been a challenge, but I am enjoying the zig and zag games we are playing, and the all or nothing, of hunting a particular deer or two for the first time ever. As I get older, I have been wanting to do this. Sooo, we have two very nice mature bucks on the property. And decided this is the year. They are winning so far. But I'm cool with that.

Still have a couple weekends to hunt. Perhaps I'll get lucky? Perhaps I'll lower my standards? Perhaps I'll stick to my standards, and end up with a tag in my pocket for the first time in many years? Who knows? But I am enjoying the season and the chase so far!

I may even try to go back into the Pine Bush with my bow, to see if I can get redemption on that buck, that I had a close encounter with a few weeks ago?

It's all good! I'm living my motto of "Shoot what you like. Like what you shoot".

Congratulations to all of you who have gotten deer down! Every one of em is a trophy!!!

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Well after chasing a big 10-pointer all season without any success, today I went kayaking nearby and found this other 10-pointer dead in the water. Looks like he recently died, I don’t think he was shot because all his organs are intact. Well good to know he lived a long life and passed on his genes. 
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Aforementioned yote. f23b5071ed19807eebc6825088cb6122.jpg&key=2a7651a3aaa4f106f6d21fc8672a78c05a6a4529208343f92ee394ce4c24db142ea2cea8208e725130935b01f050fc04.jpg&key=a8830117055a50d9bfd21734651587c14fd7f4157a9cc6b68345f9235b70fd62

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He is a beautiful yote!

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4 minutes ago, The Jerkman said:

He is a beautiful yote!

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Is the proper way to say it "YO-TEE" or "Yo-Ta" like Moat? All joking aside they are beautiful creatures despite their negative impacts 

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Is the proper way to say it "YO-TEE" or "Yo-Ta" like Moat? All joking aside they are beautiful creatures despite their negative impacts 
I'd say like yoat like moat. Even though I call them cayotees spelled coyote. Actually I call them both ways coyoate and coyotee

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Is it me or does this look like something  from star wars 

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It's definitely something strange looking. Wonder what it is.

 

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Looks like an older small bulldozer/.track loader.  Flatbed trailer beside it.

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47 minutes ago, The Jerkman said:

It's definitely something strange looking. Wonder what it is.

 

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2 hours ago, Hock3y24 said:

Just finished this up for my son, gonna be hard to hide it for the next month lol we cut this tree down in out back yard this spring, I used the chainsaw and cut some rounds, treated them, sanded for days, poly coated them, and finished it. Was a lot of work! 

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This is fantastic! I'm sure he's going to love it!

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Just now, cbandjkcustoms said:

What part of 6k

North portion of Clark Hill, Buck Hill and Penn Mtn State Forests are where I primarily go, I have been to Jackson Hill with some friends but not solo. I like the hills as a ground hunter because I can see better as opposed to the flatter areas south of Rome. Unless you have a better recommendation to hook me up!

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