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2008/10/04 11:55:23 (permalink)

Day 1

Sorry Jeremy, I cannot help with your experiment.  7:45 this morning, 7 bucks funneled by (4 scrubs and 3 decent 8 points).  The last one was the best (120 class).  The shot was 15 yards with a G5 and the buck went less than 20 yards up hill, then piled up.  We put him on the scale and he dressed 183, not a bad buck (3 1/2 year old).  Anyway, he is not the "Hammer" of the hill and I could have waited, but...  15 yards broadside on the opener is hard to pass on.  I will post pics soon, good luck guys... Griffon
 
post edited by griffon - 2008/10/05 08:36:34
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    jlh42581
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/04 11:59:52 (permalink)
    Hey no hard feelings. Got enough guys to keep it rolling.

    Congrats... i woulda done the same.
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    Wally Cat
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/04 12:04:51 (permalink)
    Congratulations on your early morning buck. That would be a hard shot to pass on - I could not do it. Now you can concentrate on fishing.



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    S-10
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/04 12:19:28 (permalink)
    They say you should never pass a buck on the first day that you would settle for on the last day. Sounds like a nice one, congrats.
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    dpms
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/04 15:07:51 (permalink)
    Congrats Griffon!! 

    My rifle is a black rifle
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    redneck steel
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/04 15:15:32 (permalink)
    Congrats griffon.  Hope that happens to me tonight!!
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/04 19:58:48 (permalink)
    one day and done.  Way to go.
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    chicken27
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/04 22:13:36 (permalink)
    Congrats Griffon
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    griffon
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/05 08:41:45 (permalink)
    Thanks Guys,  I am satisfied...  For you young bucks, I wish I were 25 again LOL.  It seems the tailgate on my truck gets a little higher every year and I have to resort to many different awkward positions to get these critters into the truck.  Heaven forbid someone would walk up on me, they would think that I was "mounting" my buck before I ever got to the taxidermist. FYI, ratchet straps are our friends... If it weren't for them, I might still be trying to get him up and into the bed.
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    jlh42581
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/05 11:43:16 (permalink)
    Last big bodied buck i shot some guy stopped and helped me. I was about half dead from the drag. I decided then and there i would own a game cart. Just wheel them up on a hill, back the truck up, wheel em in.
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/05 13:19:32 (permalink)
    Nice buck Griff!

    I've seen 2 does in the woods this year, both passed me by being pushed.

    I'm a very novice archery hunter, and any help ya'll can give me, I'd love.

    I think I move too much. I know they don't wind me!


    Also, I use a crossbow, with spitfire broadheads.

    post edited by Deadbolt401 - 2008/10/05 13:33:54
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    PAFISHERMAN1981
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/05 14:02:08 (permalink)
    Nice buck griff,  Congrates... But I always said any buck with a bow is a good buck....
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    countryfisher
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/05 14:08:19 (permalink)
    Congrats... i woulda put it on him too!
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/05 18:47:38 (permalink)
    VERY NICE  Griffon!! You can't pass on a nice buck like THAT!!!! Now get his Daddy!!! Good Luck!!!

    Monster PERCH Rulz!!!
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/05 19:48:31 (permalink)
    Thats a great buck Griff, congrats!!  I'm like the rest here, I would have never let a buck like that walk.
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/06 10:39:22 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: S-10

    They say you should never pass a buck on the first day that you would settle for on the last day. Sounds like a nice one, congrats.

     
    Im screwed then...  Nice buck, congrats.

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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/06 11:01:25 (permalink)
    THats is awesome...
     
    I had 1 doe come visit me opening day....that was it...

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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/06 12:44:34 (permalink)
    Congrats. Looks like a great buck.
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/06 21:20:47 (permalink)
    Nice!
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/07 07:30:09 (permalink)
    Nice buck Griffon..2B??...Ray

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    griffon
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/07 08:57:24 (permalink)
    Yep,2B...  Kind of Ironic that the woods across from my house last night had a hammer sleeping 15 yards just inside the woodline.  He is a 6X4 with probably a 22" spread and a real stud.  Oh Well, he survives till next bow season.
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/07 10:10:05 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: griffon

    Yep,2B...  Kind of Ironic that the woods across from my house last night had a hammer sleeping 15 yards just inside the woodline.  He is a 6X4 with probably a 22" spread and a real stud.  Oh Well, he survives till next bow season.

    Maybe next year he will be a 6x6 with a 22'' spread.
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    RE: Day 1 2008/10/07 22:25:11 (permalink)
    Nice! I've been out 2 evenings on the deer farm in Allegheny County and haven't seen a deer. Saw lots of birds and chipmunks! Enjoy fishing!
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