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2016/10/01 19:00:05 (permalink)

2016 archery season

Hope everyone had an enjoyable opener. Had a 7pt come in just before 8:30 this morning inside 10yds, but never stopped for me to take a shot. Saw a doe and 2 fawns this afternoon before I got chased off by the rain. Was nice to get out and spend some time in the stand. Good luck to all this year
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/01 19:32:52 (permalink)
Glad you had a nice first day hunt.It's always fun to start off the season well. I worked till 4:30 and didn't get home till 5:00. I thought it was to late to go behind my house so I passed on going in,I'd hate to ruin something before it's time. I'd hate to bugger up the spot, my neighbor got pics of 4 shooters behind my house. The deer crushed my Swiss chard last night and clean up all the apples that dropped from the high winds. My son hunted two evenings in Ohio saw 6 doe and and pretty 6 point with a double white patch. Good luck bow guys.
 
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/01 20:18:52 (permalink)
Didn't make it out today, did some practice shooting with my bow then later, watched a mommy and two yearlings disappear in the fog, while they browsed just before sunset.
 
Lots of time but unlike last year, when I do go sit in a tree, I won't be letting any shooters walk by.  Nope not again......  Been There Done That!!  
 
 
Let there be venison!!!
 
 
 
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/01 23:31:55 (permalink)
Well woke up at 3:30AM could hear heavy rain, still raining at 5:00 so rolled over and pulled covers over my head. ..lol Then heavy rain again this afternoon ... Guess you can saying opening day was a total wash out for me... Monday is another day .... one advantage of being retired 😜🍺. Good luck everyone ! This one has been on my camera hope to meet him soon .... lol

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/02 09:35:31 (permalink)
Right back at ya Steve.   That's a great picture, I hope the next picture we see off him is with you holding those antlers.

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/02 10:52:44 (permalink)
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Right back at ya Steve.   That's a great picture, I hope the next picture we see off him is with you holding those antlers.
. Thanks BTDT .... hoping I see him not much pressure where I'm hunting , tomorrow sounds like a much better day then Saturday .... we will see !! Good luck !!

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/02 18:20:13 (permalink)
Good luck with the big boy mopars. Tomorrow looks like a great day to try out one of my new stand locations. Should be out in the afternoon when I get done with work. You retired guys have it made...
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/02 19:07:10 (permalink)
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Good luck with the big boy mopars. Tomorrow looks like a great day to try out one of my new stand locations. Should be out in the afternoon when I get done with work. You retired guys have it made...
Thanks Crappie .... will give it a try, wife just told me it's raining again hope it gets out of here ..... still looks good for tomorrow though, you're right us retired guys do have it made ...... AGREE BUD 😜👍. Good luck to you too bud ....
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/02 21:55:29 (permalink)
I don't know about this retired thingy... it gets mind boggling sometimes trying to decide, should I fish or should I hunt, should I stay or should I gooo.
 
Decisions, decisions...... decisions, always sumpthin'!!
 
 
Not sure of yinz area but I'll be needin the use of GPS to locate my tree in the morning and most likely be needin' my pointy sticks set on "IFR" for the first few hours in the morning.
 
Won't be the first time I sit in a tree with my head in the fog but, at least in those cases, everything at ground level isn't obscured too.
 
Good luck guys.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2016/10/02 22:01:02

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/03 17:41:49 (permalink)
Well BTDT ....you forgot the retired thingy also has the honey do list, which never ends 😜. Anyhow I'm in my stand before daybreak and YES the foggy thingy was there also you are great weatherman ....but was pretty clear by 7:30 at my stand anyway .... Didn't help one bit cause I saw NOTHING 😡 ..... stupid deer!!! Left at 10:00 and checked camera's big buck was there but Friday night , so figured I'd go this afternoon .... nope RAINING ..... stupid weather!!! Ok that was my day how bout yours ?? 🐿🐿

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/04 04:52:17 (permalink)
Tried a new stand yesterday afternoon. Can't wait for some of the greenery to die off so I can see a little more. No deer, but there was a new rub out in front of it. Saw 2 doe on my way out. On a side note, the squirrel population looks to be having a boom year where I hunt. Should be a busy fall for the feist dog :)
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/04 09:37:46 (permalink)
From where I sit the Deer, and to some degree Turkey, are now transitioning from Summer haunts to Fall, big changes can occur.
As the food sources change so do the animals----
Guy I know has had 5 bucks of various sizes on his camera for weeks, now- gonzo.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/04 10:06:54 (permalink)
^^^^

How true. I don't archery hunt, but I have a trail camera out along the wood line at the back of my yard, which is about 300 yards from the house. Since July, all that appeared deer wise were doe and fawns. Starting in September, three small bucks started to show up.

These youngsters were triplets from last year -- a small barely separating at the top fork horn, a small three, and a spike. Oddly enough, their mother had triplets again this year.

On Saturday night, an 8 that anyone would be proud of showed up and deposited his scent on the licking branch where the camera is aimed. Have never seen him all summer, in person or on camera.

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/04 10:52:48 (permalink)
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From where I sit the Deer, and to some degree Turkey, are now transitioning from Summer haunts to Fall, big changes can occur.As the food sources change so do the animals----Guy I know has had 5 bucks of various sizes on his camera for weeks, now- gonzo.


Agreed. Had 4 shooters on camera early last season. Never saw a one of them in season. The buck I did get I never had a pic of until a few hours before I shot him.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/04 10:58:44 (permalink)
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Well BTDT ....you forgot the retired thingy also has the honey do list, which never ends 😜. 



 
I'm good Steve, the wife seems to have misplaced her list.   
 
 
 
OH!  Did I tell ya about the new paper shredder I just bought?
 
 
 
PS.  Stupid fog...... again.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2016/10/04 11:00:12

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/04 23:20:55 (permalink)
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Well BTDT ....you forgot the retired thingy also has the honey do list, which never ends 😜. 


 I'm good Steve, the wife seems to have misplaced her list.      OH!  Did I tell ya about the new paper shredder I just bought?   PS.  Stupid fog...... again.
no fog this morning... well of course I didn't go out this morning .. paper shader ... I'm telling the wifey😜... now did go out this afternoon, great day to be out .... no deer though ..... until I was leaving , got to field about 7:00 noticed movement on other side of field sure enough it was the big boy I've been looking for. So figure I have enough light maybe I can call him over to me. I start little grunts got his attention , he's heading my way but really alert. About half way across field he heads into woods and leaves , I saw 2 doe in the woods so figure he was more interested in them ..... so that ended my afternoon hunt ..... it was exciting though !!

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/04 23:41:49 (permalink)
Great story Steve, I could feel the heart pounding and the dry mouth thingy when you called and your buck started toward you, but then....... I guess he must of had a honey-do list.  Stupid doe!
 
I did have fog this morning so I didn't head out to field or forest but later in the day, I did head to the lake.  Stupid fish!!!
 
My itinerary for tomorrow will likely include a trip to a very special lake we both have come to know (no spot burning)  and I will have my boat, trusty bow and, some sharp pointy sticks for maybe a walk along some shoreline. 
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2016/10/04 23:42:57

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/05 12:18:19 (permalink)
Saw no deer yesterday afternoon, but the skeeters were out in full force. Gonna give it a break until Saturday. Little warm for my taste the next few days.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/05 12:52:19 (permalink)
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Saw no deer yesterday afternoon, but the skeeters were out in full force. Gonna give it a break until Saturday. Little warm for my taste the next few days.
. Agree on the skeeters Crappie ..might try tomorrow morning.. staying home today and mowing yard ...

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/07 23:41:23 (permalink)
Well sit in stand tonight until dark .... yep skeeters are still out there Crappie .... lol. Saw one small buck a one horn Y saw it yesterday morning & thought it was a spike but got a good look at it tonight right under me... nice night to be out though , little on the warm side and rain coming 😡.... good luck to all .... probably taking tomorrow off hit it again next week ....

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/08 08:34:23 (permalink)
Was out Friday morning and saw...nada. Had full intentions of being out in the stand this morning with a nice light rain, but after working on grading a driveway for hours yesterday the bed sounded much nicer when the alarm went off this morning. Cooler temps next week will hopefully keep the skeeters at bay and get the deer moving.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/08 09:30:45 (permalink)
Don't know much about yinz area but sitting in a tree it was 'rock-a-bye' BTDT all morning, wind is out of the NNW and variable, no skeeters this morning what with this wind and a bit of north chill in the air.  Too dad burned windy most of the time to assure a straight shot.  Thought I would do a little still hunting til I walked into a field and saw vehicles parked here and there then it was nope, I ain't driving deer for strangers.  The cheapo's never admit I kicked the deer out for em let alone, come back with any venison for my efforts.  Stupid stupids!!!
 
I'm thinkin of pulling the cross bow off the wall, get it sighted in and maybe hit the lounge chair in my ground blind late this afternoon.
 
 
Never did make Wilhelm earlier this week, I got a wild idea the crappie might be hitting on Shenango... stupid wild idea.
 
Well I've had my third cup of coffee since getting back this morning and the motion sickness seems to be passing so I think I'll get the cross bow and go see if I can hit the broad side of a barn.
 
Much luck to yinz.

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/08 21:15:00 (permalink)
Went out Thursday Evening and saw a Grouse and Chippy's. Friday Eve I headed into a leaner I have in a White Oak Stand. Deer scattered, as they were there  before me. I got up the tree and spent the next two hours with deer trying to get back to those Acorns. I think they all knew I was there as I only had small buck and doe come close. Must have heard half a dozen deer blow and they were not winding me. I think they all went just far enough away when I came in and heard me go up the tree. 
 By the way, the acorns were falling steady all around me.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/08 22:50:30 (permalink)
I made it down to my ground blind when I realized I should have worn, a little more than my shorty shorts which is probably okay 'cause they are camouflaged, 'Real Tree Fig Leaf' but they are not insulated and it was a bit chilly.
 
Anyway, I sat for a couple hours and saw two woodchucks and three tweety birds so I guess I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 
Acorns are still green and clinging pretty tight to the trees but they are nice sized this (1st) year and the trees are relatively young so I'm hoping to see the same type of mast over the next couple years.

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/10 12:46:47 (permalink)
Been out quite a few times beginning in Allegheny County in September. One evening, last week,  I passed three legal bucks up. Two 7 points and an 8 point. Not seeing many does. My main goal early on is to get some meat in the freezer then focus on bucks but the last few years it just hasn't worked out.
 
I did draw a permit to hunt Pittsburgh Airport property. Was in there once and didn't see anything on stand. Saw a little buck and some does walking out on an adjacent property. I hope to get back in there tonight.
 
Saw a monster this morning driving to work on airport property. He was working a licking branch. 4 up on his left beam and looked to have about an 18 inch spread.

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/10 14:38:46 (permalink)
Nice morning.  Definite chill in the air and it was 37F where I parked.  Dead calm.  Black as coal morning.  First time in a couple years I had to actually use a flashlight to walk in. No moonlight and full foliage will do that.  
Walked right up on a deer in the dark.  Heard it take off when i got to about 10 yds I'm guessing.  It didn't go far and it didn't blow so I am not sure it knew what I was.
Had a single fawn come in and mingle around for a 1/2 hr from 8-8:30 am and then a doe and two fawns hung around from 8:50 or so until 9:30am.  Shimmied down the tree as soon as they left so I could get into work.
Nice to "smell" the fall air.  
I do need to take the youngins in this spot and clear out the squirrels.  More than a dozen within my line of sight all morning long as soon as the sun came up.  The deer were almost silent in the woods but the squirrels sounded like elephants!  Lots of acorns and hickory nuts hitting the ground.  
Might be a spotty frost tonight. I may do it again tomorrow morning.  I'll be heading out to hit the woods again shortly for my second PM sit of the season to finish off my 1/2 day vacation today.  Good luck...
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/10 20:18:01 (permalink)
Nice cool afternoon to be out. Around 6 had a single doe sneak in behind me and go right under the stand. Had her dead to rights at 5 yds, but she was kinda small so she got the pass tonight. Might not be as lucky next time. Was happy to at least see one tonight. Wish I was off tomorrow morning.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/10 21:46:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Indiana_Bob 2016/11/06 15:06:55
Foggy this morning and it seemed like it was going to take all morning to burn off so I chose to stay away until this afternoon.  Did make it out for the last two hours of daylight, choosing to do a little stalking which of course turned out to be a mistake.  The wind was from the NWN so I began my trek heading east along the north edge of my field, watching into the neighbors pasture.  Continued to the the far NE corner where I was hassled by those 'elephant sized squirrels'  that eyes had to contend with so I set course, to finish out the day, for a ladder stand located to my SW and overlooking another neighbors bean field.   Toooo late, shoulda went there to begin with,  I got spotted by two deer standing at woods edge and far enough away that I couldn't tell, by what daylight was left, what they were.   Good news, I did spot a rub albeit, on a very small sapling...  but it was a rub!
 
Weather dude is calling for frost to start in my area sometime after 3:00 AM and last through 8:00 AM so I'm thinking it may be a bit crunchy for stalking and good morning for sleeping in.
 
Good luck guyz still lots-O-time!!!!
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/10 23:42:59 (permalink)
Was out this afternoon stayed in stand until dark and yes a chill in the air which is nice... have to have the leaves drop for sure pretty hard seeing ... saw 2 doe Sneaking though thicket ...that's it . Checked camera and some doe and this boy again last night had another small buck maybe a 6pt ...think they're just messing with me now ... it is getting personal for me😜😡....



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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/10/10 23:53:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Indiana_Bob 2016/11/06 15:07:07
I dunno Steve, that tree sure looks like the same tree in my back yard, just where is that stand of yours? lol
 
He's a beaut buddy, here's wishing you the best of luck.
 
 
Just out running my dogs for their nighty nite pee and I see I got frost building on a vinyl cover beside my deck.  Brrrr!

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