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20 minutes ago, grampy said:

 

Went to look for any sign of a hit on the buck I shot at late yesterday. We searched where the buck was standing. We grid searched the entire Woodlot twice. We circled around the woodlot checking every exit trail. Nothing found at all. Except tons of fresh scrapes and rubs. Thankfully it was a clean miss. First time in about 20 years.

I'd like to thank a member here, who I have a ton of respect for. He knows who he is. He text me this morning with positive feed back. And these words..

"I live with my shots. It ain't always pretty. I try to learn from it. And don't dwell on it".

The words of a world class hunter, and friend. I'll carry them with me, and move on.

I'll take a clean miss over a wounded deer any day! Hopefully you'll get another chance at him!

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Beauty of a morning. I just took the dog out and it's cool and crisp. Good luck out there today everyone.....I'll be back in the saddle this weekend.
We are taking over the hosting duties of Thanksgiving dinner so with 2 deer in the freezer I'll opt to help around the house preparing for family vs. Being out tomorrow.

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I trolled the lower benches of my hillside yesterday, squat.  Wind was ripping up top, wasn't bad down below.  It's possible they just heard or saw me coming and politely skedaddled before I could see.  Time to shower and get out for a mid day sit.  Seems like I see the big boys on their feet in daylight more often after Thanksgiving.  Be back at it full time starting Friday.

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25 minutes ago, chrisw said:

Sitting the the ringing silence. Fresh tracks on the way in. Looking for a buck today, it'll be a miracle if my cameras are any indication but you never know I guess.

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I hate those kind of days! My cell cam plan expired last week and I didn't renew it. In a way I'm glad I don't know what is or most likely "isn't" going on out there. Still miss rolling over in the morning and being hopeful while checking pics that came in overnight though.

Stay positive! Good luck!

 

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I hate those kind of days! My cell cam plan expired last week and I didn't renew it. In a way I'm glad I don't know what is or most likely "isn't" going on out there. Still miss rolling over in the morning and being hopeful while checking pics that came in overnight though.
Stay positive! Good luck!
 
I always renew mine. I'd have anxiety every morning after I wake up, not knowing. Even though the last 3 weeks have been disappointing. There's big bucks in this area, they just don't like hanging on the lease much into gun season. We don't have a bunch of does so my guess is they go where they do. But all it takes is for one wanderer, that's precisely the one I'm hoping for now.

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Crispy 26 loud walking and jumped one right off so hopped in the close Tower as not to blow more out. Nice bonus I got heat this morning now.
The boy saw one here at last light yesterday just not a clear shot.


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Not live… but I had a fun hunt last night.  Deer were moving consistently in a snowless portion of 8H from 3:30-5.  Let 2 small bucks and a few doe pass by.  Almost got a shot at a big 6 that was harassing a doe and fawn. But at the last minute the doe had enough and ran in the wrong direction and the other 2 followed.  No hunting today, but I should be able to get down there 4-5 times over the long weekend.  Good luck to everyone who’s out there! 

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Not live… but I had a fun hunt last night.  Deer were moving consistently in a snowless portion of 8H from 3:30-5.  Let 2 small bucks and a few doe pass by.  Almost got a shot at a big 6 that was harassing a doe and fawn. But at the last minute the doe had enough and ran in the wrong direction and the other 2 followed.  No hunting today, but I should be able to get down there 4-5 times over the long weekend.  Good luck to everyone who’s out there! 

Wow! It was dead in my neck of 8H yesterday afternoon and evening!! I only heard 1 shot and it was so far away I couldn’t guess how far away it was!


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Daughter Steph is out after baby Cameron kept her awake most of the night. She got a real late start, so I suggested she still hunts a certain path to take advantage of a northwest wind. Heard a kinda close shot while I was in my living room of all places places. Quick radio check and she says she has a buck down. Head is moving around. Son in law and I are going to help. Fingers crossed!!

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Sitting warm in cabin, trying to decide between a haircut and a sit. Haircut is winning.

I'm pissed at myself for not going after those bucks I heard fighting the other day. They clashed twice about 20 minutes apart and I probably could have crept in. I thought it was my neighbour, but it turns out he wasn't hunting.  

 

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No quite live but yesterday we had some snow and there’s nothing I enjoy more than tracking deer in he snow. I hit the woods at 10 am and had to circle the woods to get the wind. While still hunting a steep hill side I cut tracks and at 12:14 I jumped this guy from his bed and my 760 Gamemaster in 35 rem came up smooth as silk. 

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Daughter Steph is out after baby Cameron kept her awake most of the night. She got a real late start, so I suggested she still hunts a certain path to take advantage of a northwest wind. Heard a kinda close shot while I was in my living room of all places places. Quick radio check and she says she has a buck down. Head is moving around. Son in law and I are going to help. Fingers crossed!!

Steuben Acres is having a banner start! Looking forward to pics of a dead buck!


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