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DarDys
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 12:04:19 (permalink)
Cool story. Hope it works out for you.

Why would the deer be kicking and biting at the stump? The only time I’ve heard of this if some type of illegal attractant is present.

Not thinking that you did it, but perhaps one of those people on your camera (I’ve found “stuff” in torn up stumps on a property that I used to hunt and I know I didn’t put it there, but someone else did).

And by the letter of the law, not knowing is not a get out of fine card.

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 12:32:54 (permalink)
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 12:37:20 (permalink)
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Cool story. Hope it works out for you.

Why would the deer be kicking and biting at the stump? The only time I’ve heard of this if some type of illegal attractant is present.

Not thinking that you did it, but perhaps one of those people on your camera (I’ve found “stuff” in torn up stumps on a property that I used to hunt and I know I didn’t put it there, but someone else did).

And by the letter of the law, not knowing is not a get out of fine card.



I know, it was weird.  I went over and looked at it and nothing seemed out of place.  Just a moss covered, rotting stump.  
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 13:25:21 (permalink)
Liquid deer cane......on the stump...guaranteed. Congrats dardy on the doe. Eyes it's just a matter of time....your sweet in that spot.... I hunted 6:30- 11:20 today.....my woods has really changed.... countless scrapes and a couple of really nice high buck rubs on pop can size trees....I had a B.B. come into my scape and then scent trail me to the blind...lol.  First time I ever played around with EVER CALM....but it seemed to work.....this little joker was looking in the window at 3"...lol.   Without a doubt the dumbest deer there are....but in 2 year a different story.... it's show time .
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 14:26:05 (permalink)
I put ever calm on my boots and the steps of my treehouse.

The deer I shot on Saturday was on a dead run until it hit where I walked in and it stopped on a dime to smell my track.

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 14:47:09 (permalink)
Couple buddy's shot some good ones Friday and Saturday, one decoyed his in I tryed his decoy Saturday evening all I did was climb up and down cuz it kept falling over lol......my boy in Montana got his gf on a hammer bull elk 6 miles in 2-3 feet of snow had horses lined up guy backed out, they got the head out but as far as I know the meat is still hanging up in the trees. We are heading out Sunday shot my gun again today trying to tie loose ends up here I talked to him last night he said not to kill anything less then a 26" 4x4 he seems really confident on our scouting and the area we are going hopefully we can get our deer down and head up to fill his cow tag I'd be ecstatic to bring home elk meat to I'd eat good all year I'll make a post when I return - degrees out there now it's gonna be cold! I can't wait

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 14:53:18 (permalink)
Who knows we might get there and gotta spend a day hiking 12 miles to get her elk out, honestly I can't complain this is gonna be a wild ride

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 15:06:30 (permalink)
Thunderpole I wish you the best of luck.

I can feel the excitement in the air just from reading your post.

Ya gotta keep us posted through the hunt even if you have to drive miles to find a cell signal out there. lol

Go get em..... 👍👍👍

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 15:07:29 (permalink)
Enjoy the trip!

No matter how it turns out it will be a great adventure.

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 16:42:55 (permalink)
Had 4 doe under me and a really nice 8 cruise by at 45 yds. It was nicer than the one I missed this morning. Hope he comes back....
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 16:55:34 (permalink)
Congrats to those that have scored!
 
eyes, great videos!  great stories!  hope ya whack one.  
 
my oldest who turned 16 yesterday is on his first solo hunt right now.  his stand is about .4 miles from our back door, as the crow flies.  about 1.25 miles to drive to where i drop him off.  youngest didn't want to hunt this evening - fishing in erie all day saturday and the time change has him wiped out - so it's nice to be able to drop him off and let him hunt, even when little brother doesn't want to go.  
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 18:43:04 (permalink)
Great posts and good luck to all of you! I would still l like to put a doe in the freezer before time runs out on archery season. Unfortunately I spent the evening mowing. Few small patches left for tomorrow, then I'm done with that chit for the year. Let the snow fly, the deer run, and the fish bite!
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 19:04:20 (permalink)
I too missed a chip shot today with my long bow 11-12 yards on an average 2.5 yr old 8. He was chasing a doe when I got him to stop. It went right over his back. He jumped to about 20 and just stood there looking around until I got another arrow nocked then he went on about looking for his girlfriend never to be seen again. Better a clean miss than a bad hit. Tomorrow is another day, The quest continues.
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 20:14:18 (permalink)
Another afternoon fighting the crazy wind ... wow ! 2 to dark . Grunted , rattled some but nothing . Then almost dark I hear something in the thicket about 25 yds from me , I see movement coming toward me only to see it was a little spike being curious ... lol hit the path looked around and back in the thicket ...I thanked him for the little bit of excitement he gave me and I left ...😜👍🍺

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/04 20:51:53 (permalink)
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I too missed a chip shot today with my long bow 11-12 yards on an average 2.5 yr old 8. He was chasing a doe when I got him to stop. It went right over his back. He jumped to about 20 and just stood there looking around until I got another arrow nocked then he went on about looking for his girlfriend never to be seen again. Better a clean miss than a bad hit. Tomorrow is another day, The quest continues.
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Using a long bow is archery hunting at it's finest.
 
By chance, upon wondering off right as you nocked your arrow, did you present your quarry "The Long Bowman Finger Salute"?



(Really fellers, there is such a salute among long bowman)
 
 
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Congrats to those that have scored!
 
eyes, great videos!  great stories!  hope ya whack one.  
 
my oldest who turned 16 yesterday is on his first solo hunt right now.  his stand is about .4 miles from our back door, as the crow flies.  about 1.25 miles to drive to where i drop him off.  youngest didn't want to hunt this evening - fishing in erie all day saturday and the time change has him wiped out - so it's nice to be able to drop him off and let him hunt, even when little brother doesn't want to go.  




I can't wait to hear Dave, was dad  maybe just a tad bit nervous?  Just a little?
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/11/05 20:15:41

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 08:43:36 (permalink)
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I can't wait to hear Dave, was dad  maybe just a tad bit nervous?  Just a little?





I guess I probably was somewhere a little bit deep down inside, but I never really felt nervous, or at least acknowledged that I felt nervous.  
 
He's hunted out of that stand so many times, and has shown me so much maturity and good decision making (not just in hunting, but in real life) that there was really no reason to be nervous.  He's more emotionally mature than many adults I know.  Super smart in the class room and in real life.  Always been on the cautious side.  
 
 
 
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 09:33:19 (permalink)
 Congratulations to the successful hunters!  
 Saw a very nice albino buck last week in Slippery Rock on way home.
 
 Haven't hunted in years but son is closing on a place in Harrisville next week with McMurry Run out back. Looks very promising for Whitetail so will start back up next season. Nice lake through the woods to check out also. Even has a walk-in cooler. Have all this meat cutting stuff not getting used much anymore. Least Pork chops are on sale this week for 99 cents  Making sticks & sausage.
 
 Still make the ole lady nervous,, yesterday cleaning chimney flue out on home roof. Last week replacing 2nd fl windows & roof work at camp.
 
GLROS & be safe,
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 09:33:33 (permalink)
rsquared
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I can't wait to hear Dave, was dad  maybe just a tad bit nervous?  Just a little?





I guess I probably was somewhere a little bit deep down inside, but I never really felt nervous, or at least acknowledged that I felt nervous.  
 
He's hunted out of that stand so many times, and has shown me so much maturity and good decision making (not just in hunting, but in real life) that there was really no reason to be nervous.  He's more emotionally mature than many adults I know.  Super smart in the class room and in real life.  Always been on the cautious side.  
 
 
 




 
So the apple fell REALLY far from the tree on that one??????  
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 09:56:24 (permalink)
 Must take after his mother 
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 10:31:06 (permalink)
Yeah, yinz pretty much nailed it 
 
Really though, of my three kids he's the one that I'm least concerned will do stupid stuff.  
 
We went out last Thursday evening after the torrential rains.  It had quit raining and was just starting to get a little windy. Walked to the tree stand, and all of a sudden the wind started howling.  Wanted to test him a little bit so I didn't say anything, just wanted to see what he'd decide.  He said, "Not going up there."  Hunkered down at the edge of a field in a blowdown for a few minutes, and said, "I can't hold my bow steady in this, and even if I could there's no way my arrow would fly straight.  Let's go home."  
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 10:36:02 (permalink)
Uhhhhhh oh........ HONEST Dave, it wasn't a "set-up" question.... honest.🙈

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 11:08:45 (permalink)
GOT HIM..... 10:00 AM this morning . Clean shot at 25 yds off my #3 stand.


Shoot & release of course.




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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 11:13:45 (permalink)
Haha, all good John.  I'm under no illusions that my kids get their smarts from me.  Of the 5 people in our family, I have the lowest IQ.  
 
On the other hand, their good looks, charm and athleticism is all from me.  
 
As for the hunt, it was rather uneventful.  A 4 pt crossed 35 yards in front of him, and didn't even bother with the doe and skipper feeding in the field.  That's all he saw.  
 
 
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 11:16:58 (permalink)
No sign of the rut arriving in my area this morning. Saw one lone spike that was just casually strolling around. He walked between two scrapes and never gave them a thought.

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 11:28:33 (permalink)
DarDy I read with interest, your post saying you need to get out and see this rut, we talk about.

If I may, here is a pre-view of what we see, in our own back yards, right here in Penn's Woods.

The pics were taken this morning just after 10:00 AM.

Taking a minute for a little brunch eating an apple.

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NOTE: The smaller deer to the right is a wye-buck.



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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 11:34:18 (permalink)
cont. "What we see".


Making the licking branch


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Making the scrape........

Wye-buck taking lessons.

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annnnnd adding a little pee.....

wye-buck standing to his left.


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Not only did this buck not pay attention to the 6 doe he busted from the woods, nor pays attention to another buck but he takes
a minute to munch an apple.

To boot... no blackened tarsals or swollen neck.

Rut in for my (new) little piece of Penns Woods..........? Younz be the judge.

Even gooder about these pics, no dam finger print smudge on the camera lense. 👍

Good luck, Aim Small... miss small.
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 12:59:19 (permalink)
Dang..... most forgot.


Say hello to my little friend.

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THEY'RE JUST SO DANG CUTE. 🦃
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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 14:58:05 (permalink)
Ain’t none of that, except the not cute tree rats, happening during the daylight hours here. There certainly are bucks chasing does hither and yon during the daylight or at night in front of my cameras either.

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 15:17:47 (permalink)
BeenThereDoneThat.
Dang..... most forgot.


Say hello to my little friend.






THEY'RE JUST SO DANG CUTE. 🦃
. Hey bud , my better half wants to know if your little friends name is Rocky 😜😜👍...

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Re: Archery season 2019 2019/11/05 16:47:51 (permalink)
Woe, underdressed tonight.... brrr.....and got drizzled on to boot. Only saw 2 fawns so far. One we call socks was by herself this time so either mommy got whacked or she is being tended to by a buck.
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