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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 21:47:52 (permalink)
Guna post a few favorite pics from season
Sorry they are late had to relearn to post pics...thanks BTDT

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 21:52:22 (permalink)
I have been hunting since I was 12 in PA but not trying to impress anyone just sharing.
Mostly I hunt in my extended backyard on edge of swamp I get lucky sumtimes mostly I sit back and watch abundant does n lil ones and other wildlife.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:03:33 (permalink)
38 on Wed and 42 on Thursday then back to lower thirty's this coming week for my little piece of Penn's Woods. 'least that's what the weather dude is sayin' cept there's gonna be rain coming' too. That could cause for some crusty snow on the ice and that will suck.... big time.

WCW I got my microwave popcorn ready and I am standing by, for some more good pictures.

Got a good buy on my microwave popcorn down at the Amish second hand grocery store. Should be plenty to eat cause there's gotta be a good handful of corn in the bottom of the lunch bag. Comes presalted with home made butter included. Next time I'm gonna buy the cheese popcorn. Real cheese made from real goats milk. Just hope the lunch bag don't leak.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:06:15 (permalink)
I do plant clover and brassicas when and where I can.If you look in background of pic you can see my ground blind I call the SHACK...Gud spot to shoot a doe great groundhog spot

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:08:00 (permalink)
This is a close-up of SHACK can u find the snake...

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:09:40 (permalink)
Great pictures as is your hunting area, nice job.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:10:31 (permalink)
Any how I was close to 3 different big forkhorns this year multiple times interesting hunts but no shots as I have already told the story here's their mugshots.
Trailcam pics are low quality sorry but you'll get the idea...
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:11:32 (permalink)
The big 3.5 yr old 6pt...

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:12:41 (permalink)
The 2.5 yr old 5pt he strolled by me 3 times I think...

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:14:04 (permalink)
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:16:13 (permalink)
Anutha wide 6pt saw him during rifle season close standing still...ugh

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:17:23 (permalink)
Plenty of 7 and 8pts around but only on cam
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:18:54 (permalink)
Then there are the 2 big boys...nice to see them on cam gud motivation
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:20:17 (permalink)
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:23:10 (permalink)
This is our rutmas tree in yard it gets rubbed every year...WCW

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:25:06 (permalink)
The sun sets on this year's deer chasing soon then it's back to trying to catch those stupid but yummy fish...WCW

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/05 22:27:21 (permalink)
CHEERS you all thanks for putting up with me...WCW
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/06 08:30:37 (permalink)
cool pics wcw, thanks for sharing.  enjoyed the show.  
 
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/06 17:19:13 (permalink)
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Got a good buy on my microwave popcorn down at the Amish second hand grocery store. Should be plenty to eat cause there's gotta be a good handful of corn in the bottom of the lunch bag. Comes presalted with home made butter included. Next time I'm gonna buy the cheese popcorn. Real cheese made from real goats milk. Just hope the lunch bag don't leak.



 
Color me gullible, but is that a real thing?  First time I read it this morning I about spit coffee on my 'puter LOL-ing.  Then I just read it again and I'm like, "You serious Clark?"  
 
I've had the time Wednesday, Friday and today to take my son out, but even he has no interest in sitting in a tree stand in this.  Can't say I blame him.  Hopefully we'll get out next Saturday and give it one last go.  
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/06 18:11:06 (permalink)
Trade secrete 😜



The wind settled down to 5mph sometime around 2ish this afternoon but the temp stayed steady at 6 degrees. Sure wasn't a good day to try out that thingy of sticking my tongue on the side rail of my ladder stand.

I ain't even gonna tell yinz about peeing on a tree but if yinz ever saw that speriment, where they throw hot water into sub-freezing temperatures. Good grief.... talk about don't eat the yellow snow or standing down wind.

One more week to go and it looks like the January thaw will be just in time which makes me happy. Maybe with the warmer temps I can retrieve my gloves from the wrungs of my ladder stand. I should a knowd, wet gloves stick to frozen stuff too. Guess I should a taken them off before I peed.



How about them pics from WCW? I loved the "rutmass tree".


The unofficial temperature reading on my Official Weather Channel weather station is showing at -0.7 degrees with the wind at 00 MPH.

Good night for some popcorn.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2018/01/06 19:03:51

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/06 21:14:31 (permalink)
Wind at a stand still with the air temp at minus 11.5 degrees at 9:14 PM this date. Sure wouldn't want to be a brass monkey right about now!!!
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2018/01/06 21:37:39

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/07 09:49:12 (permalink)
That rutmas tree has not grown a bit in the 12 years I have lived here just barely holding on.I watch it close every Oct when bucks start coming in my yard at night to rub it I know its time to hunt.
Looking forward to doing some hunting this week the deep freeze is over ...WCW
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/07 10:45:44 (permalink)
I planted three 5 ft apple trees this past fall and I placed flexible corrugated drain pipe around the trunks to keep them from getting hammered.

I see small evergreens growing on the edges of several fields I walk and every one of them look like your rutmas tree. Maybe I should forget dressing like an oak tree and start dressing like a Christmas tree???

Weather looking mighty good for the last week of deer hunting. Weather dude says my area can see 1 to 3 inches of new fallen snow by Tuesday morn. That'll be fantastic for some still hunting, before the rains arrive Thursday bringing tree sitting, feet swinging temperatures in the 50s, then back to the thirty's to finish out another great year hunting the Pennsylvania Wilds.

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: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/07 10:56:21 (permalink)
Lets hope the deer like the weather too and get up n roaming a lil...WCW
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/07 12:21:15 (permalink)
In this cold look at the southeast edges of heavy cover earlier in the PM for feeding  deer.
They are not moving much and generally grouped up a bit now.
S/E sunny edges of evergreens or thick browse are a great sit.
You will know the spot by the heavy sign. They are hitting the same spots over and over close to bedding every day during this weather.
Good luck to any braving this weather.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/07 13:04:57 (permalink)
Heavy sign like this...turnip plot didn't do great this year but still seeing lots of use this pic was Tuesday I think...WCW

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/07 13:38:33 (permalink)
Be careful of whats night sign out in the open and day browsing on the edges.
That looks to be best of both.
Any real well used food source now is a hit.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/12 10:59:13 (permalink)
Ended up taking a doe Wednesday evening in the last bit of daylight.
Not one of the big ones I have been seeing but she will put some venison in the freezer.
Went out yesterday with bow to check trail cams took a grunt tube with me made some noise but nothing happened.
Only buck on cam last few weeks was a spike buck but I did get a cool video of a mink crawling around in the snow.
I guese I will have a buck tag to eat again this year...WCW
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/12 12:10:47 (permalink)
       
 
                                              NOW THEY TELL ME
 
 
 
 
                                        How to read deer tracks in the snow 
By Keith McCafferty | Field & Stream
 


                         
Deer tracks can tell you more than just what direction your whitetail ran off to.  (iStock)




Face it. Just about all your deer hunting’s been sit-and-wait. Doesn’t matter if you sit in a tree or in a ground blind, the routine is the same: Pattern the deer, place your stand, set your alarm, harvest your buck. And that’s fine, but haven’t you always wanted to track a buck in the snow like those big-woods hunters in Maine and Montana?
 




Here, you’ll need a new set of skills, and now is a good time to perfect them. You don’t need your rifle, at least not to start — just your persistence.



Here are some clues to help you dissect a deer track.
                                    
The size, age, and distinct markings of a deer track can help lead a hunter in the right direction.  (Illustration courtesy of Mike Sudal/Field & Stream)



#1. Find what look to be fresh deer tracks. Beside them, make a palm print in the snow, then press its edges. Now, press the edges and midline of the hoof print. If the track is hot, the snow will give way just as easily.
 
#2. Debris inside the hoof print, such as springtail snow fleas or windblown snow, is a sign of an older track.
#3. Look for traits in the print, such as a longer toe or a chipped hoof, to help you stay on the tracks of a specific deer
#4. The width of the dewclaw impressions can tell you more about the size of the deer than the length of the toes. If their outer edges measure 3 inches or more, that’s a deer worth following.
 
 
 
 
No wonder I ain't shootin no stupid deer,  I ain't been checking for "spring tail snow fleas".... stupid me!!
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2018/01/12 12:25:59 (permalink)
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Ended up taking a doe Wednesday evening in the last bit of daylight.
Not one of the big ones I have been seeing but she will put some venison in the freezer.
Went out yesterday with bow to check trail cams took a grunt tube with me made some noise but nothing happened.
Only buck on cam last few weeks was a spike buck but I did get a cool video of a mink crawling around in the snow.
I guese I will have a buck tag to eat again this year...WCW




Congratulations WCW.  

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)~
 
 
 
  Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
 
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