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2017/09/26 14:45:52 (permalink)

Bow season .... let the fun begin

Ok almost here Saturday 30th for me , need a cool down which they say is coming not fast enough though .., couple pictures not sure if it is same buck , one smaller buck and some doe so we will see, don't get to excited first week or so ... good luck to all .... go gettem BTDT πŸ‘

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/26 15:11:42 (permalink)
Good luck to all headed out. Took a walk this afternoon and found some dead EHD deer in another one of my spots. I am slowly running out of options this fall to have an area to hunt that has not been devastated by EHD. 

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/26 20:44:02 (permalink)
Mopars we're gonna try like hell to poke one with a stick this year. Not gonna have much gun time or late season stick flinging so I can't pass any first shots. Even though those big earred little rascals are so dammed cute.

Almost forgot buddy, good luck stabbing that badboy in your picture, with a pointy stick.


Dms the EHD situation in your area sounds epidemic. Hearing dead deer in numbers that you and few others have reported is very sad. Even more disheartening is the animals going to complete waste.

Hope the problem has peaked and things soon change for the better in your area.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/26 21:40:56 (permalink)
BTDT ... thanks bud hope you get to stick a great whitetail also ... went out today and had to get a 6" stove pipe section for my stove in my hunting shanty ... kinda felt funny getting stove pipe when it was 89 outside people tend to look at ya a like you're a little weird πŸ˜œπŸ‘. hope to get a shot at the big one in the picture just hope a don't fall out of the tree when I see him .... lol Good luck πŸ‘

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/28 23:55:44 (permalink)
Hey BTDT .... checked my camera again today , shot bow some , got a new stove pipe section for shanty stove for rifle season just in case I still need to be out there. Just hope I don't fall out of the stand if I see the big one πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸ‘..... ready though , good luck guys

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 07:07:00 (permalink)
Looks like it could be a good year for somebody..... if he don't fall asleep playing "rock-a-bye Mopars swinging in a tree". he hee.

Good luck on the opener buddy. πŸ‘

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 10:17:19 (permalink)
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Looks like it could be a good year for somebody..... if he don't fall asleep playing "rock-a-bye Mopars swinging in a tree". he hee.

Good luck on the opener buddy. πŸ‘
. Thanks bud, good luck to you also if you venture out to the great Pa Woods tomorrow 🏹🏹.... still early not getting to excited yet but hey guess I get excited just being out there anymore .... aging factor will do that to ya πŸ˜œπŸ‘

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 10:48:35 (permalink)
I have a long shift at work tomorrow so I'm sitting out the opener. Thought about hunting sunday evening but I think I'll take the family out on the boat and see if the wife can stand the pymie stench instead lol
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 15:32:17 (permalink)
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.... still early not getting to excited yet but hey guess I get excited just being out there anymore .... aging factor will do that to ya πŸ˜œπŸ‘


Your getting excited??? Tomorrow is opening day and I just started my new hunting stand and yes, I'll be buying stove pipe too...... well eventually. lol

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 15:48:00 (permalink)
Dave let me know if ya make it to Pewmatuning. lol
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 15:54:41 (permalink)
Good luck getting a shot on that brute mopars!

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I have a long shift at work tomorrow so I'm sitting out the opener. Thought about hunting sunday evening but I think I'll take the family out on the boat and see if the wife can stand the pymie stench instead lol


I unfortunately will be in the same boat tomorrow morning at work. Go figure hunting season comes and the work piles up. Going to try and get out in the afternoon. Did manage to schedule vacation for the end of October/ beginning of November though so I'm looking forward to that.

Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see some pics this month
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 20:21:05 (permalink)
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Your getting excited??? Tomorrow is opening day and I just started my new hunting stand and yes, I'll be buying stove pipe too...... well eventually. lol


ok guess getting excited a little bit ... lol...you need to work all night to get that stand finished and up by daybreak πŸ˜œπŸ‘... hopefully I will not need to use that new stove pipe this year .... we will see .., go get-tem bud ..

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 20:28:56 (permalink)
Thanks Crappie Slayer ... if I do just hoping I don't fall at out the stand when I finally see him πŸ˜œπŸ‘

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/29 21:12:23 (permalink)
I think this is going to be "The Year of The Mopar"

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Sorry couldn't post a deer, there just so darned cute?

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/30 09:40:46 (permalink)
How-bout-that Mopars.. How-bout-it Mopars...... you gotta copy out there in them tree tops... C'mon!

I'm sitting in my favorite deer stand, wondering why I'm sitting in a deer stand thinking I should be working, on my new favorite deer stand. how-bout-it?

Also thinking how too not forget my quiver next time.

Stupid arrows!!! 😝

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/30 14:37:52 (permalink)
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How-bout-that Mopars.. How-bout-it Mopars...... you gotta copy out there in them tree tops... C'mon!

I'm sitting in my favorite deer stand, wondering why I'm sitting in a deer stand thinking I should be working, on my new favorite deer stand. how-bout-it?

Also thinking how too not forget my quiver next time.

Stupid arrows!!! 😝
. Just saw this ... so ya did go out this morning πŸ‘... buddy ya do know ya got to stick them with one of those stupid stick thingys ..RIGHT ?😜...I have forgot my cocking rope before that sucks .... lol. Anyhow nothing to report ... fact didn’t see any stupid deer ... squirrels & blue-jays a plenty though. Windy as all get out ... think i’ll Wait until next week to hit it again ...noticed all the pictures of the big buck are at night , none in daylight so thinking maybe I’ll start hunting the night shift with a spotlight πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸΊ....good luck to ya all ..

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/30 15:31:44 (permalink)
More recon than anything else buddy. I haven't put my field cameras out since I took the cams down this past spring.

I got to thinking the same thing about the little rascals showing up only at night.

I swear the cuties was coming around just to get their picture took and appear on the internet.

My plan this year, is put the cams out only during the daytime, and when those sweet things come looking to get their picture took, it'll be me wearing a GoPro,

"WHACK" ..... a double lunger.

Priceless!!! umm, if I remember the stupid arrows.

Try an evening or two buddy starting with this afternoon.

As for me, a trip to Lowe's for some decking early today, has me on my platform Monday. Hopefully?πŸ˜•
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/30 20:53:13 (permalink)
Was suppose to get material for my hunting deck but on my way, I says to myself, self maybe I should plan for a food plot in the vicinity of my humble hunting Adobe.

So this afternoon, shovel in hand, I planted one 5' Cortland and two 6' Honey Crisp apple trees. Mind you, these trees are now located 200 yards from the planned location of the Adobe so, I don't want yinz thinking I'm hunting over bait or anything.

Learned some important info while planning and implementing this project.... I'm tooooo danged old for this....... I need a nap.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/09/30 23:45:29 (permalink)
I would surely never accuse you of hunting over bait ..... oh I mean food plots ... lol I can relate to the getting to dang old for this stuff or in fact anything that involves work πŸ˜œπŸ‘

Now my day got interesting my scope on the crossbow is messed up just what one needs when you are chasing those Pa Whitetail critters 😑... noticed I had to be resighting it last few times ... had it all zeroed in yesterday , today when left the woods , fired into the bag to unload it stupid thing shoots low so I resight it in again thought good to go. Wasn’t going out this evening so figured after dinner I would shot it again just to make sure ... well this time it shoot about 8” high dang near missed the bag 😑... my Son has same problem few years back with his crossbow , replace scope and he was good to go. The scopes take a beating so probably not a shame ... 175 pound bow ...scope is 5-6 yrs old ... that’s the way it is guess the show goes on , what ya going to do ...guess i’ll Be scope hunting before deer hunting ... πŸ‘

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/01 00:15:44 (permalink)
Nothing like a new scope to make a guy feel like hunting.

I think most guys using crossbows have the same problem with scopes. Me, I like the idea of a faulty scope. I need allllll the excuses I can get. I use em too.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/01 11:54:23 (permalink)
I drew a blank last evening in Mercer County. 

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/01 13:32:34 (permalink)
Nothing but squirrels and chippys for me last night. My buddy had 3 doe sneak in under him at last light. The acorns were raining down all afternoon.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/01 13:34:15 (permalink)
Nothing yesterday morning in Venango County for me either ... then discovered scope is messing up better finding out shooting at bag and not Mr big boy πŸ˜œπŸ‘... looking closer at scope today the rear eye view loosened up probably 3/4 turn cross hairs not straight ... should have caught this the first time I had to resight in but didn’t all on me ... scope hunting tomorrow πŸ‘
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/01 20:47:24 (permalink)
Progress report.......

Coffee in hand I sat in my favorite deer stand, watching the sun rise in the East sky and the steam rising, from the frosted fields. 31 degrees at my location this morning but I never felt the nip of Jack Frost, as I peered through the glass, of the dining room doors. Binoculars sat ready, atop the table, to assist me with seeing the kind of condition, the condition was in.

Not a bunny, squirrel or, whitetail as the sun, climbed higher in the sky. So it was off to the man cave to work on the platform, building it on the fly.

Today was stairway day and plan the entrance way.



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Entrance will be through a trap style door.


When not in use the ladder swings up into the frame where it can be secured.

1. The Amish will go nuts trying to figure out how to get into this one. No exterior door and the ladder, when secured, looks like part of the frame. They'll be thinking "sum clazy englishmon built this von... yah"?

2. I can pull the ladder up and secure it from inside so the deer won't know, I'm inside, waiting to kill them. Priceless!
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/01 22:08:30 (permalink)
BTDT .... awesome buddy , are we going to have a stove in it ..... you notice I did say WE .....πŸ˜œπŸ‘

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/01 22:37:33 (permalink)
Ha Haa....Thanks buddy but be next year before any HVAC is installed. Be using a ground blind, on top, for the time being and poking hot stove pipe through nylon roof could make for heap big fire and make BTDT cry....... real hard.😭 lmao

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/02 16:13:09 (permalink)
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/02 17:02:57 (permalink)
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/02 18:17:02 (permalink)
Since this is my first quasi archery season, I wanted to throw out my plan to gather some thoughts.

I will be hunting on our property, which currently contains open fields and a wooded creek bottom. We have a 12X12 platform which is 15 feet in the air that sits along the creek.

Trail cam photos and observations ( from the patio) for the past two years (and so far this year) confirm that there are no decent resident bucks nor decent frequent visitor bucks. Most are non legal or smallish legal.

However, during the week before Halloween extending for the next week, visiting bucks show up with some frequency. Last year, 17 different bucks that would nicely grace my fireplace showed up within 10 days, on either side of Halloween.

Since I have killed plenty of deer with a firearm, I have no interest in harvesting any of the smaller resident bucks. Although I would like to test the crossbow, I really don't want to shoot a doe either -- I still have meat from last year and I want them to serve as rut bait -- although there are plenty of them around.

At this point, my plan is to wait until Halloween week to hunt. I hunt to shoot things, not to just be out there, since I can be out there almost any day due to living there.

If I were to go any earlier than that, I would probably harvest a fawn ( if I could bring myself to do it) in order to complete the crossbow test.

Thoughts?

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