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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/26 11:52:41 (permalink)
Took the long haul 57 min walk into behind the beds rattled in a fork horn and seen a doe checked 2 cams moved one one I forgot to put the dang card in so no info there walked down to inspect the corner where I seen the shooter last night and there's a stand right there coyotes where back last night got 3 videos this time seen some new scrapes and rubs but pretty lousy morning with no good info acquired maby I'll hunt tonight at the other property maby I'll just drink beer haha Rudolf made an appearance on the 21st so he's still in his area he's a 13 or so goofy looking buck looks like a caribou idk west wind don't help me much on that property

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/26 12:39:52 (permalink)
Had a 3 point walk under me last night. 

@ same stand this AM and had a 5 pt. about 25 yds out around 7:30 and milled around for 10 min. and then a little after 8, had a doe come in and hung around for 20 min.  A little after 9 am, saw/heard a deer coming down through the thick hillside out from me and above me but never could tell what it was.  Lost eyes on it and it must have walked out away from me.  Got down around 9:35 am.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/26 14:55:19 (permalink)
Nice morning calm foggy felt right but jus saw a couple does and lil spike...going back out now for evening sit...WCW
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/26 19:17:35 (permalink)
I finally saw a deer tonight! had a 5 point cruise by around 6 tonight. Almost forgot what they look like. 

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/26 21:42:22 (permalink)
Afternoon hunt ...3 scrapes on path moved my one camera closer to the scrapes to see what I can get. Nothing but squirrels & blue jays for 3 hrs in stand ... then hit field standing by car almost dark , 5 doe and 2 bucks came out from other end of the field the one buck was the big boy ,still had bow cocked with bolt in ...tried everything to call them down but about 250 yds just wasn’t going to happen . Heck they didn’t seem interested in the doe either but they did butt heads a few times that was cool ... oh well like they say sh— happens 😜👍. These were on camera tonight .... Good lucks guys ...
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/26 22:32:25 (permalink)
Great pics Mopars thanks for sharing. Scrapes sound exciting, bucks still together OK too. Either neither is hot-to-trot or a more dominant buck rules the roost and those two seek safety in numbers. LoL.

I took a stroll and found two, never been there before the rains, scrapes today. Both were lightly pawled, but enough ground was disturbed to cause a look see in a few days. No licking branch was established as the tree limbs over the scrape were tipped with leaves nor have the broken or chewed ends.

Field cam on the front porch of the highrise ground blind got a distant shadowy figure wearing a respectable hat rack.

No go yet for hunting or fishing, should wait for a couple more weeks so I'm hoping anything legal, moves at night and out of sight, of brown and down clans.

Antler restrictions suck. Stupid Game Comm. anyhow.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/27 09:42:15 (permalink)
Great story Dardys!
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/27 11:38:35 (permalink)
Didn't see a thing this morning yesterday morning while I was hunting the one farm 1115 a giant 7pt comes threw the stand i just hunted this morning chasing does I can't win but I'm now camping in that funnel

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/27 14:48:09 (permalink)
I saw a deer at 6:45 last evening in the same spot that I saw the buck in the morning. It was too dark to tell what it was and it just melted back into the corn.

This morning, I saw four antlerless— standing in my neighbor’s yard — LOL — on my way out of the woods.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/27 17:56:47 (permalink)
I just went to the store for a few things, coming back I decide to use the back road. Came around the bend , thank God I no longer drive fast, and there stood 5 doe in the middle of the road! Just standing there but staring back the way they must have come from. Three of them went n their way but two just stood there till I blew my horn and they calmly walked into the woods too. I figure there was a buck somewhere behind them.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/27 18:53:21 (permalink)
Yes Jigs glad you have slowed down .... lol. A buddy of mine had to blow the horn at a young buck about a month ago that just stood ln the middle of the road I guess...no hunt for me today busy day had to get my neighbor’s ( widow ) car inspected and oil changed .. then had a birthday party to go to for my Aunt & Uncle who are both turning 85 this afternoon ... have been hunting on their property for last 28 yrs so of course wife and I had to go 😜👍.... rain tomorrow sounds like so probably back at it Monday ..... good luck guys !

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/27 20:16:52 (permalink)
85 years young, how wonderful is that?

Mopars A belated "Happy Birthday" and "Congratulations" to your Aunt and Uncle.🍻


Oh yeah, almost forgot, good luck when ya make it back out.👍
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/27 21:10:49 (permalink)
Had some action tonight,saw bigger body coming through the thick stuff at 6:15. Standing ding at 15 yards,I'm ready to fill my doe tag,safety off lighted pin on. Something doesn't look right,small antlers protruding from his head. Yea my luck a fat spike with 5" antlers. A fringing spike in the Pittsburgh suburbs. lol
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/28 12:07:04 (permalink)
Cant wait to go out this evening...cool damp light winds-RUTTY.
Good Luck...WCW
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 07:12:16 (permalink)
Got my vacation started yesterday afternoon. Was a damp afternoon in the stand. Rain finally taperd off just before 5 and not too long after I had an unknown buck chase a doe through the thick brush 50yds from me. Chased her by one more time a few minutes after that, then never saw them again. Let out a few grunts at 5:15, then around 5:30 had a deer start working in from the north. Looked to be a doe so I got turned and ready for it to come into range. As it slowly picked its way through the brush I could finally see it was a really dinky 4pt. He worked to within 10yds of me until he hit the small trail I had walked in on. He stopped dead in his tracks and just stood there kind of half squatted. Figured he picked up my scent and was getting ready to bolt, but as he just continued to stand there looking nervous I heard a foot stomp and numerous snorts come from behind me. The small buck and I stood there like stones for what seemed to be forever as I tried hard as I could to bend my eyes around the back of the tree to see what buck was comming in. Finally a large forkhorn stepped out and the 2 confronted each other. Thought I was going to get to see a sparring show, but the dinky one surely knew he was going to get his azz handed to him and turned and walked back from where he came from. The big forkhorn made a rub then moved his way through as well. No action the rest of the evening, but the clouds finally parted around 6 and gave way to a nice sunset.
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 09:35:05 (permalink)
I just sat and watched the same 6 deer again it was a perfect evening my favorite scenerio rain all day then stops for evening hunt cool damp.
The does are walking right by me 10-20 yds every evening just need a big boy to follow soon.Checking cams today.WCW
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 11:16:59 (permalink)
Rained all day in this corner of the state. Sat in it for a morning hunt and never saw a deer. Again......................

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 13:23:20 (permalink)
Good reads fellas, won't be long before crazy season begins. Saw one deer yesterday, laying in a ditch, about a mile up the road.

Today is look see day for me and I'll be checking the field cams as well as the two scrapes, that suddenly appeared this past week. Be interesting to see if they've been reworked or abandoned.

Not expecting to see much but it should be a good day, for a quiet walk in the woods.

Keep those reports coming and good luck.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 14:18:32 (permalink)
My moose hunting customer brought me another shopping bag of meat burger,round steak,sirloin steaks. About 18 lbs. Another bag will equal a nice size deer. lol Don't know if any of you have eaten moose,but it great. I'm heading to Ohio soon for a Sunday afternoon hunt,it got the look of a day to smoke a buck,cold dreary and a mist in the air. I'm ready,will Mr Bucky be? Just got back from Rite Aid, a little surprise, my 90 day supply of meds went from 48.00.to 112.00. It's just great to be a senior citizen. So it's now 448.00 a year from 192.00. Oh well enough complaining. Saw Marco today,he passed on a small 8 pts and saw a big one at Pymy,but it was to early to see his pin. I bought some ground pork to add  4 lbs of deer burger,it will fill two 2.5x 20" casings to make summer sausage. 5 hours it the smoker at 165 degrees and walla. Oh well I better get going. Just filled the van up with almost free gas. lol I had 2.30 off a gallon, I paid 13.80 for 30 gallon. But as we all know nothing free in life. I'll report back after I harvest my buck. lol
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 16:38:28 (permalink)
Made it back from the Pennsylvania Wilds or at least, my little piece of it.  Didn't see anything worth screaming about.  Kinda looks like the calm before the crazy season.  Drizzling rain with patchy fog developing sparsely in the tree tops, along the edges of the fields.  Near perfect conditions for ghost and goblins.
 
Field cams showing a bit of that ghost like activity as the elusive white tail seem to appear then disappear, just as quickly. No bucks stopped by for a visit, at least not near the high-rise ground blind or within camera range.
 
Did catch this whitetail as it passed by, allowing for a check of the tarsal glands.  Doesn't look like this one is "hot to trot" quite yet which says there is still time, before crazy season get's into full swing.
 
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 17:29:56 (permalink)
Only saw 1 deer this week and it was a small 6 point.  Back out this week.  

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 23:05:23 (permalink)
Between 4 of us in Ohio this morning we saw 8 different bucks and 5 doe. 3 bucks chasing. It's close
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/29 23:23:11 (permalink)
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Between 4 of us in Ohio this morning we saw 8 different bucks and 5 doe. 3 bucks chasing. It's close



Tell em to hold off for a week or two will ya Dave, I got appointments till then.

Good luck.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/30 06:51:22 (permalink)
Hunted Ohio yesterday. My son saw a small 8pts at 5:40. He said it was headed my way,but I may have been napping. lol 
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/30 09:16:09 (permalink)
Big Tuna, NAPPING while hunting, you should of already had your arrowheads made. 
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/30 10:30:56 (permalink)
Passed up this little guy on Friday evening.  His left side was messed up.  Looks to be a 2.5 yr old.  May be interesting in a year or two if he makes it.  He came out around 6pm, milled about for a awhile then went on down over the hill and I watched him harass a young doe for awhile.  
Had a group of nice gobblers roost 50 yds down the ridge from me at last light.  I was too lazy to head back in the AM to try to get one with the opening of turkey.  Saw the rain forecast and decided to catch up on sleep.  Should be getting good this week, if the wind/rain will let up some.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/30 11:09:31 (permalink)
Great picture Eyes. Hell if I had that buck under my stand, it would be my first legal I could shoot, in ten years.

Ummm... wait, somehow that don't sound good?

Let me rethink that, and I'll get back to yinz. Meanwhile enjoy the hunt and good luck to yinz.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/30 17:47:05 (permalink)
Morning sit produced one little spike that hung around forever. Tried to make it through the afternoon sit, but after 2 1/2hrs of sitting in the gale force winds and rain not seeing anything, mother nature beat me and I called it quits early.

Did check the camera today though. Sometimes I wish I didn't have it. Showed a large 8pt passing by one of my stands Saturday afternoon while I decided to sit in the stand on the other end of the property 😒.

Back at it in the AM with hopefully more favorable conditions. Good luck out there!
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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/30 19:43:31 (permalink)
Saw 9 this morning 5 doe, 3 bucks and 1 unknown. Missed one of the does. 2of the bucks were little guys and the other was a big gnarly 10 who was locked down on a doe. They bedded down about 60 yds from me for 2-3 hrs. I tried grunting,rattling,even the can call, he just wouldn’t leave her. Also had a flock of 10-12 turkeys come in but didn’t attempt any shots. Saw nothing this evening

Hopefully tomorrow will bring an opportunity for success.

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Re: Bow season .... let the fun begin 2017/10/30 20:14:41 (permalink)
Good picture there eyes ... when ya don’t go out ya don’t get pictures ... yeah that would be me 😜😜👍... not a big fan of Mother Nature lately, in fact it sucks !! Ya did better then me there Crappie ... at 2:30 it was raining pretty good and windy as heck that did it for me...so hopefully the weathers gods are going to be nice here pretty soon cause like I said before getting to old to sit in stands in this crap ...good luck to you guys !!

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