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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 09:06:27 (permalink)
It is new to them....only two of three ladder sections are on it.  All I could handle by myself with that big double ladder. 
 
Couple still walked right by it.  With us in it that low, not sure they would have gotten that close but hopefully, a bolt would have gone their way before they got that close.
 
Doesn't matter anyways as we haven't had much time to spend in it.  I am hoping the guy that went in with his climber 50 yards away got something and we don't have to worry about that in rifle.  
Might have a couple more archery sits left before then so we shall see.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 09:18:54 (permalink)
Super show Eyes, thanks for letting us see em.
 
Last minutes on light last day of archery, I had a buck come in and act the very same way.  Looking and sniffing and every bit aware I was there.  Stayed just outside my lanes and just would not take the chance, that I would miss.  Stupid deer.
 
Am I alone in thinking there is no definite sign, in the neck line, indicating Mr. Buck is in rut?  The one standing, laughing at me Monday eve, sure didn't have that tall tell swollen neck.
 
I know each animal is a bit different in their game of love, but I am surprised to see in either case, the tarsal glands giving no real indication the goofy critters have been marking much.
 
 
Gun season could be interesting this year and speaking of, where again did yinz say the Gun Season 2018 boards are posted??
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 10:16:06 (permalink)
I checked my cams yesterday lots of daytime bucks this week and even some chasing on cam but most just bucks roaming sniffing.Necks are really swelling up now.No new bucks but looks like 3 of the 5 have made it thru archery.I am hopeful for next year when some of these bucks GROW UP.I think there will be some rutty bucks yet during firearms I know I plan on hitting the grunt tube a few times...WCW
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 11:13:03 (permalink)
Eyes, those are some cool videos, enjoyed watching em!  
 
 
In the past couple of days, I've come real close to connecting with 2 different 8 pointers . . . with my car.  Locked up the brakes pretty good last night around 6:30 PM to avoid one about to step into my lane.  The other was in a 35 mph residential area in northern Allegheny County, so I had plenty of time to come to a stop, as he walked from one side of the road to the other.  
 
 
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 12:07:57 (permalink)
That explains it eyes, I thought it looked short for a ladder stand. What camera are you using?

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 12:55:33 (permalink)
Those deer run from that stand........ Good luck hunting from it. 
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 12:56:48 (permalink)
Seen a true giant on my way home from work. I seen him coming off the berm of the road. Slowed down and he walked right in front of my car.  I bet he was pushing 160. Its amazing how the older deer wait for the real show to begin. This is the week, I think, when its happening.

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 13:27:43 (permalink)
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Those deer run from that stand........ Good luck hunting from it. 




A couple did, a couple walked right by it.  The one buck walking left to right in front of the cam, got spooked by something up on top of the hill behind the camera.  

It is what it is as I ain't changing it now....
Just glad to see something there and to be honest, didn't expect deer to come from the direction of where the camera was placed.  Just put it there to really keep an eye on the stand.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 14:51:10 (permalink)
If someone tries to steal that beast good luck.lol But I shouldn't talk I've had my share of stuffed borrowed. 2 15' ladders, a lock on,2 camera's,hey even a van from my driveway.lol
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/15 23:22:40 (permalink)
rsquared, I got an idea watching a local farmer bringing in them big round bales of hay using a thing called a bale spear. So I'm gonna get me one them hydraulic snow plow lifts and weld a short pointy thingy to it and mount it on my vehicle. Maybe even two shorty pointy thingy's to keep Bambi from spinning after the thud, and I push the up button.


Um, yinz don't by chance know, where one can find the "Gun Season 2018" board do yinz?

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/16 07:50:25 (permalink)
A little breezy out but the snow is nice. No deer seen yet.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/16 11:35:53 (permalink)
Caught a break in my schedule today so I will be in a tree this afternoon by 2:30 hopefully. Windy, but it is the right time of the year for good deer movement. Slight skiff of snow here as well. 

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/16 12:10:23 (permalink)
Good luck yinz Guyz.👍

My Archery is over [he said sulking😳]
so I'm just gonna wait for the Gun Season 2018 board.

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/16 13:17:13 (permalink)
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Caught a break in my schedule today so I will be in a tree this afternoon by 2:30 hopefully. Windy, but it is the right time of the year for good deer movement. Slight skiff of snow here as well. 




Good luck.   I saw 3 nice bucks Wednesday but I was turkey hunting.   Bucks are definitely chasing but season over here in 2C.

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/16 13:47:02 (permalink)
Oh enjoying the bounty of the harvest. Made 4 3lb  summer sausages today with cheddar cheese. 2 with jalapenos and 2 with some Habanaro dust. They should be done in 4.5 hours in the smoker. Also going to make about 12 lbs of chip steaks. I break down the muscle sections of the hind legs wrap in plastic wrap and freeze then use my meat slicer and vac pack them in pound bags. They make a wonderful hoagie, add onions,garlic mushrooms and melted mozzarella. Decided to get this done and hopefully get back into the woods on better days. This November weather was not nice.lol
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/16 17:49:18 (permalink)
Well that pretty much sucked. Seen two lonely fawns. Was hoping their momma was being run around the woodlot by a buck but no such luck. 

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/16 20:16:11 (permalink)
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Oh enjoying the bounty of the harvest. Made 4 3lb  summer sausages today with cheddar cheese. 2 with jalapenos and 2 with some Habanaro dust. They should be done in 4.5 hours in the smoker. Also going to make about 12 lbs of chip steaks. I break down the muscle sections of the hind legs wrap in plastic wrap and freeze then use my meat slicer and vac pack them in pound bags. They make a wonderful hoagie, add onions,garlic mushrooms and melted mozzarella. Decided to get this done and hopefully get back into the woods on better days. This November weather was not nice.lol


"THAT"..... will just be enough, of that kinda talk, young man. lol

Enjoy BT. 🍻

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/16 20:43:43 (permalink)
I didn’t see anything from the stand this morning. Sat until 9am. Went on a walkabout and put on over 3 miles and not many tracks seen. Did kick out a small racked buck and a few ufos on the tail end of the walk. Daughter wanted to take a break so nothing this evening. Knee is hurting after the walk so probably a good thing.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/17 10:36:33 (permalink)
Almost got it done this morning on my last archery hunt of the general season, most likely. I climbed up in the dark and soon had a buck milling around my stand within 30 yards. Through the binoculars, I could make out a good set a antlers but his body was hard to see as we lost most of our snow already. I had no idea what I would be shooting through either so I elected to not take the shot hoping he would be back. Needless to say he did not return. Not sure what he was but there were at least 3 good tines sticking up on the one antler

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/17 11:03:59 (permalink)
Well Gene, all I can say about your (maybe) last of the season adventure today.

Thanks for the memories. 👍

We'll get next.... season.


annnnnd speaking of next season, anybody know where I can find the "Gun Season 2018" board. Dam thing must be posted in real tree camo 'cause I sure can't find it.

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/17 11:03:59 (permalink)
Well Gene, all I can say about your (maybe) last of the season adventure today.

Thanks for the memories. 👍

We'll get next.... season.


annnnnd speaking of next season, anybody know where I can find the "Gun Season 2018" board. Dam thing must be posted in real tree camo 'cause I sure can't find it.

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/20 11:08:53 (permalink)
HELLOOOOOooo.....? Awful quiet around here lately. Statewide archery being over, evrbody must be fishin or sumpthin.

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/20 11:45:11 (permalink)
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HELLOOOOOooo.....? Awful quiet around here lately. Statewide archery being over, evrbody must be fishin or sumpthin.



We're all busy looking around for the "Gun Season 2018" thread.  
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/20 12:42:34 (permalink)
 
 
OH!!!!!       

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/21 15:00:19 (permalink)
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HELLOOOOOooo.....? Awful quiet around here lately. Statewide archery being over, evrbody must be fishin or sumpthin.



We're all busy looking around for the "Gun Season 2018" thread.  
. I started one in the “PA HUNTING GENERAL “ ..

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/21 16:14:15 (permalink)
Psssst...... I'm gonna try an neak over there real quiet like.  On this thread they only have pointy sticks and I can wear camo.  On the other board, I have to wear hunter orange and they have guns!!!!    shhhhhhhh
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/21 18:55:54 (permalink)
My best case scenario for the buck I hit late in the season happened. Never found any sign of him searching around, but finally got some pics. Light spot on his back where I hit him high, but looks no worse for wear in any of the pics I have. Glad he got the arrow out and lives on.

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/21 20:19:39 (permalink)
Evvvvvvvvvery once in a while, I'm left totally speechless........ ............ .......... .......👍

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/21 22:09:12 (permalink)
Good deal crappieslayer...
 
Pulled my camera near my spot that I hunt close to work.  Could of/should of had the kids there hunting maybe.  A couple good shooters and a TON of small bucks, all since 11/7.  
 
 

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/11/22 12:34:37 (permalink)
Nice Pictures Eyes, thanks for sharing them.
 
 
 
Here is some fun reading material for yinz looking for something to do until the dinner bell rings.  You be the judge.
 
11/16/2018                                                                                             
PENNSYLVANIA READIES FOR ANOTHER EXCITING DEER SEASON   
HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania’s coming firearms deer season looks as promising as ever to the hundreds of thousands of hunters awaiting its start on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Deer hunters have seen the statewide buck harvest increase over each of the past three years,() and more than a million whitetails have been taken by hunters over the same period. Many are wondering, “Can it get any better?” 
Unseasonably warm weather, later leaf-drop and rain made it more challenging to pattern deer movements and take whitetails throughout the statewide six-week archery season, which concluded Nov. 12. Now the Commonwealth’s “orange-clad army” awaits its next opportunity to hunt deer in the statewide firearms season.
Pennsylvania’s firearms season draws the biggest crowd and consequently has been the state’s principal deer-management tool for more than a century. In many rural areas, the opener is equivalent to a holiday, and some schools still close their doors to allow their students – and teachers – to hunt.
The firearms season opener is the day every deer hunter wants to be afield. It’s almost always the most-exciting day of the season and therefore usually offers the greatest opportunity. About 45 percent of the season’s buck harvest was taken on the opener last year.
“Opening days have been drawing the largest crowds of hunters for a long, long time,” explained Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “It’s that day when anything really can happen, when lifetime bucks are taken, when hunters are bound to see more deer than any other day of the hunting season. It’s when every hunter wants to be tucked away in the woods waiting for a big buck to come his or her way.
“The firearms season opener is always worth the wait,” Burhans said. “But so is the first Saturday of the season. Last fall, hunters took more deer on the first Saturday than the opening day – a first in Pennsylvania’s deer-management history. So, if you can find the time, get afield for both days. They really are two of the best times to be deer hunting.”
Larger-racked – and older – bucks are making up more of the deer harvest with each passing year. Last year, 163,750 bucks were taken by hunters, making it the second-largest buck harvest in Pennsylvania since antler restrictions were started in 2002. It was the 10th best all-time.
In 2017, 57 percent of the antlered buck harvest was made up of bucks 2½ years old or older, said Christopher Rosenberry, who supervises the Game Commission’s Deer and Elk Section. The rest were 1½ years old.
“Older, bigger-racked bucks are making up more of the buck harvest than they have for at least a couple decades,” Rosenberry said. “Hunters like the bucks in Pennsylvania today compared to what many of them saw 30 years ago.”
Every year, Pennsylvania hunters are taking huge bucks. Some [as in "some"] are “book bucks,” antlered deer that make the Pennsylvania Big Game Records book or Boone & Crockett Club rankings. Others simply win neighborhood bragging rights.
But it’s important to remember, every deer matters when only about a third of hunters harvest whitetails during Pennsylvania’s slate of deer seasons.
“Whether it’s a young hunter’s first deer, or a big buck that fell to a hunter on a dark-to-dark sit, they all matter to these hunters, their families and the communities in which they live,” emphasized Burhans. “Hunting deer has been an exciting Pennsylvania pastime for centuries, and it’s sure to remain that way for many generations to come.”
 
Statewide Season
The statewide general firearms season runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 8. In most areas, hunters may take only antlered deer during the season’s first five days, with the antlerless and antlered seasons then running concurrently from the first Saturday, Dec. 1, to the season’s close. In WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, however, properly licensed hunters may take either antlered or antlerless deer at any time during the season.
Rules regarding the number of points a legal buck must have on one antler also vary in different parts of the state, and young hunters statewide follow separate guidelines.
For a complete breakdown of antler restrictions, WMU boundaries and other regulations, consult the 2018-19 Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is available online at the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.pa.gov.
Hunters statewide must wear at all times a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on their head, chest and back combined. An orange hat and vest will satisfy the requirement. Nonhunters who might be afield during the deer season and other hunting seasons are asked to consider wearing orange, as well.
 
Field Conditions for Deer Season
Precipitation through spring and summer have once again fostered an exceptional supply of fall foods in Penn’s Woods. Grazing grass was available in early November. Soft and some hard mast crops have been remarkably plentiful.
Cornfields have stood longer this fall than usual. Trees held their leaves longer. These conditions have made deer movements tougher to sort out. Deer typically key on food sources within good cover. And, in the case of cornfields, they might never leave them until the corn comes down. So, hunters are urged to confirm deer activity in areas they plan to hunt before they commit to them.
“Scouting is important to every hunt,” Burhans explained. “Deer like to hang out where food is the easiest to obtain. But hunter pressure and other disturbances can inspire their selection.”
Deer usually make a mess wherever they eat, so it shouldn’t be hard to sort out whether they’re using an area. Look for raked up leaves, droppings and partially eaten mast for confirmation.
When setting up a hunting stand, it’s also a good idea to use the prevailing wind to your advantage. Wherever you hunt, the prevailing wind should blow from where you expect to see deer to your location. Then, dress for the cold and sit tight.
Remember you’re not alone while you’re afield. Other hunters also are waiting on stand, still-hunting or driving for deer in groups. So, even if your position overlooking a feeding area fails to bring deer, the movements of other hunters might chase deer your way.
“Expect the unexpected on the firearms deer season opener,” Burhans noted. “It is hands-down that one day when you never know if or when that buck is coming. You must be ready to take it. Don’t let that buck of a lifetime catch you playing with your smartphone!”
 
Hunt Safely from Tree Stands – Wear a Harness
Wearing a full-body harness is essential to staying safe when using a tree stand, but a harness can prevent falls to the ground only if it is connected to the tree.
“That means you must wear your harness, and be sure it’s connected to the tree, at all times you’re in the stand, as well as when you’re getting into and out of the stand, or climbing or descending trees,” explained Meagan Thorpe, Game Commission hunter-education chief.
A hunter using a climbing stand should tie-in the safety rope or strap that pairs with the harness before beginning to climb.
Most safety ropes and straps have a sewn or knotted loop on one end, and the opposite end can be wrapped around the tree and through the loop, then cinched tightly. There’s often a separate loop, many times a carabiner loop held by a prussic knot, onto which to clip your safety harness.
Consult the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper installation.
You’ll want to move the safety rope or strap up the tree first, then tighten it, each time before moving the platform up the tree. If the rope is at or slightly above eye-level as you stand on the platform, you should have plenty of room to raise the platform to a higher standing position before moving the rope up the tree again before climbing.
“Make sure you have proper contact with the stand and tree every time you move,” emphasized Thorpe.
It takes only a little longer to climb with a rope, and if the stand fails due to breakage or a pin pulling out of the climbing band, or if a fall occurs because slippage or loss of balance, the harness and rope will prevent falling to the ground.
With pre-installed hang-on stands – and especially ladder stands – the most-practical way to stay connected to the tree is through a safety line, commonly referred to by the brand name Lifeline, that hangs to the ground from above the platform.
Because the safety line is installed above the platform, the tree must be climbed first, but other safety ropes or straps can be used along with your harness. When installing a safety line at a hang-on stand, a linemen’s style belt can be worn while ascending the tree. A linemen’s belt might not be an option for many ladder stands, but a separate ladder and linemen’s belt could be used to install the safety line before the ladder stand is installed.
When using a ladder stand, climbing stick or tree steps, make sure to maintain three points of contact (two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand) with each step.
The important points are to always take your time and be safe when using stands. Always put on your safety harness while you’re still on the ground, and keep it connected to the tree at all times until you’re back on the ground.~ PGC
 
 
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