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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/09 19:09:25 (permalink)
Truth be known BT, there's more than legs hanging from those barriers.

Folks would be amazed what one can see, stuck in that fence along our highways and byways, while sitting high up in an eighteen wheeler.

However that being said, folks be amazed at what can be seen passing on by, in the Monfort Lane...10-4?

Ahhh those are some memories.😈
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/12 08:20:44 (permalink)
Hunted last night saw 2 small does know of 2 good bucks shot yesterday evening. Hopefully you guys are out hunting if it wasn't payday I would of called off lol good luck I'm stuck in Pittsburgh again as usual probably not have time to hunt tonight

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/12 19:17:00 (permalink)
Lots of action this morning. Passed up two 8 points, had a 3 point stroll past, and seen four does. Almost got a whack at one of the does but it wasnt meant to be. 
 
Evening sit was slow. Two fawns. 

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/12 23:48:36 (permalink)
No hunting today but I did check my camera’s early afternoon nothing but a couple 4 wheelers riding around ... lol so guess I haven’t missed much last few days πŸ˜œπŸ‘ ... rain for AM they say ... good luck guys

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/13 15:02:34 (permalink)
This Thur. afternoon( 10-11-18) I saw a ton of small game frantically running around feeding in front of the cold front. I called several of my friends & told them to get out if they could because of all of the activity, I was sure that the would be a up-tick in bow kills on this site. Not so much. I hope that to-day is good for the black powder guys,looks like a great day around here.  sam
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/13 21:43:26 (permalink)
I did it... I DID IT!!!   Ummm, no I didn't kil...... errrr, harvest an elusive PA White Tailed Deer but, I got my bow out of storage to practice and I hit the target..........  twice!!!!    Can't wait til tomorrow when I move further back, another five yards, to the ten yard spot and practice some more.  I'm sooooo happy!!!
 
 
 
 
Sam, I never heard a shot today, around my place.  Doesn't really mean much I'm thinking, as all the corn fields remain standing and in my area that makes it a bit difficult to access any woods from the road.  Besides, any woodsy areas that can be reached, usually have Amish dudes hangin in the trees with their crossbows.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/14 06:51:39 (permalink)
   BTDT Starting at 5yds ah. You crack me up quite often, do you have the same effect on your caseworker. My caseworker-wife sometimes finds me humorous but mostly finds me chores to do as my humor must make her think I need better things to occupy my time. Of course I am I admit slightly fearful of she who must be obeyed.
  Went to my one hunting area Friday evening and sat in tree. I do not believe I have ever seen so little in two hours in the woods. I heard on Chipmunk as I settled in, however heard no more and saw not one critter all evening. This is a mature Hardwood stand that as I found out had no mast this year. I have not had time to scout around this year. Hindsight would have put me in another woodlot that is loaded with White Oak Acorns. Next time.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/14 07:29:23 (permalink)
Had a very eventful evening sit, at around 5pm had a 7 come in sneak right to my tree had be been a tad bigger on tine length I would of smacked him . Buddy said he smoked a doe then I seen 13 does before dark could of shot every deer I seen. That stand was up 2 years now and that was the first time I hunted it lol iv been missing out seen over 40 deer now in 4 sits ,finally a dang buck

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/14 09:49:55 (permalink)
Sparrow I wasn't using the bow when I hit the target. I gave up on that thing after a dozen trys and started throwing the arrows. I think I coulda hit the target more but I couldn't find the other ten arrows. 😯 Stupid bow!!

I know about that wife thingy too. I wasn't too worried about letting her "think" she "wears the pants" in the family but when she demanded they be "Mossy Oak"..... oh boy.😧

Good hunting



Thunder, your heart musta been thumpin sumpthin fast, mine was, as I was seeing what you was sayin.

I have a few stands like yours. Put the things up two years ago but have not hunted from them. Wanted the deer to get use to em being there. Now if I could just remember where the hell I put em.

Keep them stories comin, enjoying the read.

Good times.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2018/10/14 11:00:54

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/15 07:35:24 (permalink)
Saturday evening I had a decent sit. Two 6 points fed past at 5:30, then another unidentified buck at last light. 

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/15 20:17:56 (permalink)
Got jumped by a wall hanger on Saturday. Doe came crashing up the hill and stopped 20 yards from me looking back the way she came. I quickly pulled up, than realized I'm not allowed to shoot her with the 22 mag. She busted me and kept rolling the way she was headed. Stupit gray skirls spun me around in my spot and I dared em to come up out dat tree. 10 minutes later, I hear a Loud trumpet sound coming from where that doe came from. I spins around real fast for a look, and its a monster buck. So in conclusion, I thought, maybe I should have had the smoke pole....No, I should have had the bow. Either way I never did get either of them 2 gray skirls.
 
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/15 20:47:38 (permalink)
Sounds like you had a really bad day bagging game but a tremendous day for the making of chyts & giggles and some great memories. Stupid 'skirls'. Made me chuckle much. Thanks for the read.
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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: Archery season 2018 2018/10/16 19:51:14 (permalink)
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Yinz can see a kinda white square which is really a shooting backstop 5' high x 6' wide, 200 yds away. Now using your imagination, imagine a very large, elusive white tailed deer standing to the left of the backstop. Also imagine two more white tailed deer standing just behind the backstop while imagining my highrise groundblind directly to the right of that same backstop. Imagine the shots those deer are presenting to the lucky hunter sitting in that blind. Can you imagine how his heart might be thumping as he chooses which white tailed deer he will take. Imagine how stealth like, his every movement as he brings his bow to ready. Imagine if that were yours truly, breathing in then slightly exhaling, before holding my breath as I level my sight pin on the vitals of my target. Imagine me thinking "sight small shoot small" as my finger touches the trigger of the release aid.

But wait, the idiot taking the picture is me, 200 yds away.... imagine that?
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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: Archery season 2018 2018/10/16 20:05:13 (permalink)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sounds like you might need a camera man..................
 
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/16 20:14:16 (permalink)
Haha...... imagine finding somebody willing to take pictures anywhere near me, with a weapon in my hands. 😱

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: Archery season 2018 2018/10/16 20:19:10 (permalink)
Heard combines today, working distant fields. Imagine deer will be moving a bit more as their corn field cover becomes less and less.

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: Archery season 2018 2018/10/16 22:19:47 (permalink)
Well BTDT entertaining as usual love it πŸ˜œπŸ‘... I finally hit the stand this afternoon. Had a pretty active evening last hour of light . Only problem all the action was on other side of field from where i was at. Saw 14 deer , one small buck a tall 4pt that I tried to grunt down to me but he said no thanks .... lol. Rest all doe nothing close and all on the run across the field of course away from me in the corner were I was in the stand waiting on them .... oh well next hunt ..... nice afternoon though ... good luck guys !!

STEVE.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 08:48:32 (permalink)
Steve ya gotta watch them deer calls when communicating with deer grunt speak. Calling to that 4 point, (still a trophy), he was hearing "come here and get your asz.... KICKED". However, had he been a trophy 'hat rack' he would have heard the same message except the "kicked" part. πŸŽƒ

PS. Always, always, after using a deer call to communicate "grunt speak", "always" exercise extreme caution when retrieving equipment from the ground, while bending over. πŸ™ŠπŸ™‰πŸ™ˆ


Likewise, when still hunting, never use the "hands & knee" crawling method while wearing "Tinks" Doe Pee.😲

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: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 09:01:26 (permalink)
Got a rain day Monday, hunted the evening dss not even a bird or squirrel it was super windy till dark so I imagine that's the reason for lack of movement none of my buddy's saw anything neither. Yesterday morning would of been money to be out probably seen 100 deer from greenville to 79 to 80 but ofcoarse I was working I feel the flu coming on here in a week or so

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 09:25:40 (permalink)
My evening was eventful as well.  Hit the woods after work to get a quick sit in.
Get situated about 4:40 and pull my phone out to finish up a couple emails for work.  At 4:55 i thought I heard a crunch but not sure, look around and nothing.  A couple minutes go by and I notice a doe fawn directly under me.  hmm....sneaky.  She milled around for awhile then proceeded to bed down 15 yds from me, looking in my direction.  Luckily I was up about 25' so I could get away with small movements.  I was locked into my seated position now.  About 6pm, she perks up and I hear why.  More doe/fawns coming out of their bedding area and working their way to me.  In total, 5 more work they way around me.  About 615pm, I hear grunting but if it's a shooter, nothing I can do w/o getting busted so just watch.  Luckily, it was only a tall 3 pt. half hearted bumping some of the fawns and doe.  Not long after that, one of the momma does sniffs where I walk in and snorts a couple times and bounds off 20 yds.  Deer scatter but not far.  For the rest of the evening, the doe/fawns all mill around under me again, with mommas inspecting where I walked in thoroughly.  The 3 pt comes back in, bumps them off for good then browses under me until dark, and he also inspects my walking path well.  He finally works off and then a couple raccoons work their way through and I can finally get down out of the tree....  fun night.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 10:10:38 (permalink)
Thunderpole take care of that flu dude. An old family remedy that always worked well for me calls for spending as much time needed sitting in the trees swinginging my feet while enjoying blowme and cheez samidges. Word of caution, use Grey poopon mustard only. The flu can block the nasal cavitys making it near impossible for telling if mayo blowme and cheez samidges smell funny.

Unless yinz can find a Pizza Hut what will deliver with out yinz having to climb down, and walk out to the stupid road.

Get well, not to quick.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 15:12:59 (permalink)
 
 
Member this picture and some dummy not being in his his high rise camouflaged ground blind which is just yards away?
 
 

 
 
Well check out the picture (retrieved today) taken by a field cam, around the same time, mounted a few feet away from that same high rise camouflaged ground blind.      
 
 
 
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 18:51:08 (permalink)
Old man season starts tomorrow. Any old farts going to do it? My 7/30 waters is ready to go. I've never done it.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 19:16:31 (permalink)
I passed on it last year not sure this year not planning on it but never know... usually just stay home until it and the junior hunting is over....- good luck though to all the old farts and junior hunters out there πŸ‘
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 20:36:23 (permalink)
Welp I climbed into my highchair for the first time, this afternoon.

Bout 5:45 there came a shot to my south. Then at 6 straight up, a shot to my north followed by a second and then, a third shot about thirty seconds apart. I'm guessing must a been one of them AK muzzle loaders as fast as they was firing. But then again, I don't think there is a law against carrying multiple muzzle loaders, is there? I mean hell, a guy could carry a golf bag full if he wanted to, I'm thinkin'.

Anyways, 'bout six 15ish out of no where appears my first deer and it is the three legged doe, no less. Gave some serious thought to putting her out of her misery but I wasn't sure just how high, above her shoulder, I should hold my pin for a 275 yard shot. Besides, Mother Nature has allowed her to survive for three years and with a fawn too.

Then one by one till a total of seven now feeds near my high rise ground blind which also, is 275 yards away.

Stayed away from the blind cause as most of yinz know, during firearms season yinz need a orange banner within 15 feet and visible 360 degrees as well as be dressed in appropriate orange apparel. So I decided to sit in a tree and in lieu of displaying an orange banner in the required manner, I chose to wear a stupid orange hat.

Welp, several of the deer did make their way toward my high chair then stopping about a 100 yards away, staring into the tree line, as if they were seeing some idiot sitting in a tree wearing a stupid orange hat.

Did I mention I also got my asz soaked in the brief but many, rain showers.

Gosh what memories I had, as I was swinging 20 feet off the ground, in cold gusty winds.

Will I do it again you may wonder, to which my answer would be just one word.

Hellyes!!!
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/17 20:48:42 (permalink)
Big Tuna I'm not sure I'm gonna use a gun the next three days. I'm kinda bashful 'bout showing my age.

Good luck to yinz who make it out though. But pleeze be careful where yinz shoot. Might be some old guy sitting in a tree swinging his feet.... wearing a stupid orange hat.

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: Archery season 2018 2018/10/18 04:59:32 (permalink)
4:00 AM and my body is refreshing my brain of the many muscles I forgot I had. You know, the muscles required to sit in a swaying tree while wearing a stupid orange hat in gusty cold northwest winds.... in the rain.

What better time to enjoy my morning coffee and plan my day. Looking at my unofficial official "TheWeatherChannel" weather station I note the temp. is 39 degrees with a slight wind of 0.6 MPH and yes it really is, now just past, 4:00AM. I also learned my last sip of coffee turned cold and that "good to the last drop" is a crock of hooey!

Thanks to Big Tuna and others (thank you very much) I am torn between hunting with bow or gun. Decisions, decisions I'm thinking and sooo early in the morning. Then it dawns on me (not to be confused with sun rise) there's no law says I can not carry a bow and a gun, at least none that I know of... priceless! Shoot .... uhhh, harvest an antlerless deer with a bullet and kill... err, harvest a (legal) antlered deer, with a stick.

Gooder part, when using a stick, I only need be wearing a stupid orange hat!

But WAIT! even a better idea!!! Tylonol is kicking in..... Good night!😴


PS. Did yinz know, at 4:00 AM.... the sun ain't up yet?


Good luck to yinz able to make it out today.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2018/10/18 05:02:28

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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/18 11:53:53 (permalink)
Some good ones hitting the dirt over the past two days. Two of my buddies scored on two great bucks. 

My rifle is a black rifle
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/18 16:09:50 (permalink)
One less mature doe in the Pennsylvania wild. One more first shooting a deer with a rifle in October.lol  7/30 waters did good. Now it's time to concentrate on a buck in Pa and Ohio.
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Re: Archery season 2018 2018/10/18 16:39:46 (permalink)
dpms ,   +4  I know of a 17 yr old girl + both of her parents getting nice 8pts + 1 9pt also this morn. my bud got a lunker 8pt & had a coyote barking at him while he was dressing it out. But it wouldn't give him a shot. That is 3 yotes that he has seen this year.  sam
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