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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/11/20 07:46:13 (permalink)
Sat for the evening in 2B for doe after the front came through. Bordered on semi dangerous with all of the wind and falling limbs. Had a 15-16 wide big 6 point come through at 10 yards at 3 o clock. Nothing else. Camera check showed quite a few does there in the morning. 

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/11/23 05:40:52 (permalink)
Not proud but due to my circumstance and health issues this year I shot a scrub buck in Ohio yesterday afternoon. My son had cameras on the property and there was 8 different bucks with only one being a shooter, as would have it this buck was never seen by us. I told him I had to cull him from the herd.lol Definitely a step back from my big 12 pts last year. Oh well what's done is done. Good luck in Pa gun guys.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/11/23 08:30:40 (permalink)
A trophy is not always judged by its size.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/11/23 11:08:09 (permalink)
Congrats BT
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/11/23 12:05:14 (permalink)
Big Tuna congrats on your deer.

A wallhanger a trophy does not make.

The trophy is your adventure and memories leading up to and including the kill..... err, harvest.

Using a pointy stick certainly adds to the adventure.

Plus with your recent disability, I think you just shot a trophy of a lifetime.

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/11/23 14:51:05 (permalink)
Congrats BT ...... like what has been said a wallhanger is not the main thing it surely is the memories!!!! Good job !!!

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/11/23 17:57:57 (permalink)
Thanks guys. Yea it was one of my smaller rack deer but all deer are good,especially this year was rough on me with my problems. BTDT it might my trophy of a lifetime. I'll definitely never forget the hunt the shot,and my son being there to do all the work.lol.Sometimes it just fun to go hunting and not worry or compete about killing a giant deer and ask what will it score. My most memorable hunts where in the Mountains of WV. I killed a bushel basket of junkers, one horned spikes to a 8pts with a 17.5 spread. We camped in three tents one to sleep,one to cook,and one to keep our hunting clothes in. Great buddies, great food, a few adult beverages around a roaring camp fire. Memories that I relive in my mind. Those where fun hunts that we couldn't wait for,we plan all year to make our camp better. 4 of us made the trip every year. We filled a pickup full of bucks 5-8 was the norm. Fun times.
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/11/24 18:34:50 (permalink)
Congrats....
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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/12/26 09:52:36 (permalink)
42 degrees, cloudy, wind variable and stupid out of the south. Rain in the forecast for this afernoon yet, plenty of snow remains over forest and field.

Primary trails are showing plenty of use in several of the areas but of course that is not a sure sign there is plenty of deer.

Planned on using my ground blind this morning however, it looks as if, something may have been using it for a trampoline.

Too dark to assess the damage so I chose to do a bit of still hunting and will return later this afternoon. Providing, it is not raining.

Film at 11........... maybe.

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Re: 2016 archery season 2016/12/26 10:35:58 (permalink)
Congrats BT! 

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Re: 2016 archery season 2017/01/14 20:46:30 (permalink)
Wellllllll......... there's next year!!!

But I can surely say, this year has been one of my most enjoyable!

Plans already in motion for next season. Moving two ladder stands, reposition field cams and drop some mineral blocks.

Tentative plans in the works for a shanty on stilts but that will depend, on hardwater fishing.

Congratulations to the successful hunters this season and better luck next season, to those who weren't.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: 2016 archery season 2017/01/15 10:32:26 (permalink)
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Plans already in motion for next season. Moving two ladder stands, reposition field cams and drop some mineral blocks.



The next free weekend I have with decent weather I have a new ladder stand I need to get up and the area trimmed out for next fall. Saw a lot of bucks cruising this one bench last November. 

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Re: 2016 archery season 2017/01/15 12:53:13 (permalink)
No time like the present to get-r-done.

Neighbor and I gonna build him a shooting bench to start things off. Then if we have all our fingers, we will be into building high-rise shanties. Next will be negotiating with a local farmer to post a wood lot (recently cut)between his crop fields. About 45 acres +/-, more so for a safe haven than hunting. But should overcrowding occur (which it will; he hee), we may need do some thinning.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: 2016 archery season 2017/01/15 13:03:19 (permalink)
Give me a call BTDT if you need  HR. 1A tags good there?
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Re: 2016 archery season 2017/01/15 20:14:05 (permalink)
BT 1-A will work buddy but it may take a year or two. I was surprised as was a good many hunters to see this farmer post his land this season. This was "red tag land" at one time and a lot of it.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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