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Thursday Dec 10 sit . Got to Geneseo Dark and Early to hunt with Matt . He headed for the woods . When I was read to head down , the ATV wouldn't start . Engine would turn over but wouldn't start . Matt said he would come back and get me but I said I had a double chair blind stashed and would sit on the south end of the wheat field . Around 9:30 I saw 2 doe at the far end of the field over 500 yards away . Matt had what he called 5 fawns running across the woods north of him . He said all 5 looked small . I wonder if they group together when their mothers get killed . Later in the am he saw a couple more doe and holding out for a buck . Around noon I walked down to the pond blind and sat until sunset . Neither of us saw anything in the afternoon . Only heard one shot all day . Hunters are not out during the week like they use to be . On the way home , I stopped at Auto Zone and picked up a spark plug for the ATV .

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Got the ATV off the trailer and into the garage . Pulled a couple panels off and changed the spark plug . It fired right up . What a difference . I had previously changed the plug Nov 6 , 2018 . For $3 , I might change it every year just to be safe . Going to do just a morning hunting / sit tomorrow .

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Hunted Geneseo again with Nick & Matt . Nick shot a doe from our killer stand in the North West corner of the woods . I was in Nick's double stand about 250 yards south of him . The only thing I saw was a lone doe and 13 turkeys going back and forth across the woods . Matt was in the pond blind stand and saw nothing . Nick walked across the woods around 10:30 and then through the thickets to see if he could push anything to either Matt or me . Nothing . He came back with Matt's ATV & sled , picked up his deer and went home . I pulled some trail cam cards and met Matt at the pond blind . We did some trimming to get ready for Muzzle Loader season . Left for home around 1 pm . It was just starting to sprinkle . 

Taking the wife out to dinner .

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Going to head out to Geneseo in a little bit to do an afternoon hunt with the ML . We had about 3" of snow in Ontario . No idea what Geneseo got . No doubt , it's going to be a cold sit . Snow-blowed the driveway and then use the leaf blower to clean off the car and ATV . 

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About 1pm Matt ( my oldest son 0 and I headed for our spots on my ATV . We kicked 4 doe out of the gully lot and they ran across the neighbor's field to the west . I gave Matt the Condo stand at the pond and I went to my stand in the thickets . I took a folding chair to use rather than sitting in the ladder stand . Nothing came in from where I had been getting pictures from . At about 4:10 I packed up and did a slow walk through the thickets to see if I could push anything to Matt . Got a lot of snow down my neck from all the stuff falling from the little trees . When I got to Matt , he packed up and met me . He said he had a small doe and a fawn go across the horse trail at about 60 yards from him . Was hoping for a larger deer and didn't shoot . We got on my ATV and left . When I left the parking area , I headed West on Lima Road . Just before I got to North Road , I had 4 deer cross the road in front of me . I saw a 5th deer at the side of the road and I stopped and it crossed the road also . Glad I had my brights on so I could see farther up the road or I might have hit one . No shot but it was still an interesting day . 

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Went to my son's property in Honeoye Falls this afternoon . Sat out in a hub blind . The blind is pretty well secluded but doesn't have much of a shooting window . Around 4pm a small doe came into view . I was holding out for a bigger deer but wasn't going to wait until dark for one to come in . Most of the time the deer was facing me at about 55 - 60 yards . Around 4:20 she moved sideway and into an opening . I pulled the hammer back on my NEF Huntsman and fired . All I could see was a big cloud of smoke . I reloaded and went to check for blood . Found blood and followed the trail . She went about 40 yards and crashed . Matt came out with the ATV , field dressed the deer , loaded it in the sled and took it to the barn to butcher otherwise it would freeze overnight .The deer was a doe fawn . At least I know the ML is accurate out to 60 yards . 

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Did my last sit this afternoon in Honeoye Falls . Didn't see anything . Gotta get busy putting my hunting stuff away . All in all , it was an okay season . 

Almost forgot . It was quite windy and at one point the wind blew hard enough that it popped one of the hubs and almost knocked my ML out of my hands . It really startled me !

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Another exciting day in the Great Outdoors . Saw 3 doe next to the road bu a corn field at 6am today . They were less than a half mile from where I parked . Met my 2 sons that hunt and we headed for the woods . Sat until 11 and decided we had enough . I saw 2 doe in the thickets where I was sitting . My oldest son saw 6 turkeys where he was . It was wet and muddy back in the woods and it sprinkled a couple times . I was able to stay reasonably warm in the damp 40 degree weather . We discussed doing an afternoon hunt this coming week . At least I got out . When I got home , I looked at my Cuddeback emails and saw where 2 or 3 doe were in the north west corner of the woods where we have a gun stand . They would have been too far for a bow shot . I have had lots of deer pictures on my other trail on the property . Lots of tracks . Both sons are meticulous about scent control  . The deer just aren't cooperating . 

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Third time is a charm . Pretty much , due to my age , I don't go out unless one of my sons are with me . So today was my 3rd time out with the bow . My youngest son and I did an afternoon hunt . I was in my stand in the thickets by 1:45 . Can't see into the neighbor's field but I have had action on my trail cam in that area . It gets boring after a while of seeing nothing . At 4:45 I spotted a buck coming through the thick area heading for the field . I drew my bow and when the buck hit the opening , I hit the release . The buck took off like a rocket . I didn't wait and got down to see if I could see it running through the soy bean field . Nothing . I had left my bow , backpack , etc in the tree stand . I saw a few specks of blood and started looking for more . I called the neighbor who owns the field and left him a voice message . I lost the blood trail that was specks on the soy beans and back tracked . I cut up a hanky and marked the soy beans . It took me a half hour to find the deer . It was a 7 point buck . Not a big rack but a nice size deer . No shut-out during bow season this year for this 80 year old fart . 

I'm trying to get the picture I emailed from my phone to myself of the buck laying in the field so I can post it but it still hasn't come through . Took a couple pics of the deer in my sons driveway when I dropped it off .

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15 hours ago, Fletch said:

Way to go Eddie!! Congratz on the nice buck! He's got a cool rack.

Thanks . Not a big wide rack but happy with what I was able to shoot . The big boys show up on camera at Zero Dark 30 . Maybe they will come out in daylight during gun season . 

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Got to the Geneseo hunting property around 6:15 today . Unloaded the ATV and dropped my youngest son off at his stand and then headed for mine . Got my gear on and was in the stand by 6:45 . Sat back and chilled . It was ccccccold . Nothing like holding a cold piece of metal ( X-Bow ) in 28 degree weather . Around 8:30 I could barely see a doe through the thick area about 10 yards away . She had come in from behind and apparently winded me and took off . She blew while running through the thickets . At 9:50 I had a doe come in from the bean field . She knew I was there and played the bob the head game for a couple minutes and left . I didn't shoot as she was facing me and didn't turn until she went back to the field . Later a fox came through and exited to the field . I saw another 3 deer run across the field . People refer to the area as "The Bottoms" . The water doesn't drain off the land and it is real squishy / slippery walking . 

My youngest son said he saw a total of 8 doe and 2 nice bucks . Too far to shoot with his compound . We quit at 11:30 and headed home . 

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Sat in a ground blind in Honeoye Falls this am . Spooked a doe on the way in . Was in the blind by 6:15 . Around 7:15 a Spike came within 10 yards of the blind . He had at least 6-7 inch spikes . I couldn't shoot as I had already gotten a buck during bow season . Later I saw a doe with a fawn . Quit at 10 am . The weather was nice . Might go to Geneseo Saturday and do a morning hunt . My SIL wants posted signs put up on the West side of her as someone bought that property and has a tendency to infringe on properties .

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5 minutes ago, fasteddie said:

Sat in a ground blind in Honeoye Falls this am . Spooked a doe on the way in . Was in the blind by 6:15 . Around 7:15 a Spike came within 10 yards of the blind . He had at least 6-7 inch spikes . I couldn't shoot as I had already gotten a buck during bow season . Later I saw a doe with a fawn . Quit at 10 am . The weather was nice . Might go to Geneseo Saturday and do a morning hunt . My SIL wants posted signs put up on the West side of her as someone bought that property and has a tendency to infringe on properties .

The New Land owner has itchy feet on bordering Lands?

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15 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

The New Land owner has itchy feet on bordering Lands?

The person that mentioned that is the farmer who leases my SIL's property and the adjacent property that was just purchased . Not sue if he is blowing smoke but he has her nervous . It could be BS but I will do what I have to to be able to continue hunting her property .

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I was dressed and almost ready to leave for Geneseo when my son called and cancelled . Accu Weather shows rain a good part of the morning . No sense in getting soaked . I don't mind a light rain but not a soaker . Weather Bug doesn't show rain . I don't want to drive 50 miles to find out .

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On the way to our hunting area , I saw 3 doe by the roadside waiting to cross over and go to the huge corn field . I bet there are a lot of deer bedded down in that field . I hope the farmer cuts it soon so the deer will move .

Sat in a chair at the base of the tree where my stand is and where I shot a buck last month . Saw 3 doe at different times traveling in the neighbor's field . I was seated at 6:10 am and stayed until 11:00 . Pulled a few SD cards from some cameras . My oldest son saw a few deer in that field also . Matt stayed the day and Nick joined him for an afternoon hunt . I went home .

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