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2020/09/10 20:24:00 (permalink)

2020 archery thread

So, who is ready?  I got my kids and my clothes all washed up this past weekend.  Checked batteries and sd cards in trail cameras but didn't put them out yet.
 
Still need to clear a few trails and spots for ground blinds and put up a double ladder stand.  Haven't been in the woods yet...oh, still need to send for 2b doe tags......I need to get on the ball.
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/11 09:07:35 (permalink)
☺️ go get em eyes, good luck to you & your's this year.

🤔umm, ya didn't toss the kids in the washing machine with your clothes ... did ya?🤭

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/11 10:27:56 (permalink)
Ready as I can be. Did some scouting last weekend. Checked a few stands. Might be a challenging year as I Lost one of my prime properties in 2B and the other in 2A is up for sale as we speak. That could get shut down tomorrow. I still plan on hunting it until it changes hands then I will have to try to secure permission with the new owners but that is always a challenge these days. 
 
I will be out next weekend in 2B but I don't have much confidence in the spot. 

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/11 10:48:18 (permalink)
Still need to get the trail cut and a new piece of property scouted. Father in law bought a 3 acre lot that runs into the state game lands. Weve seen quite a bit of sign but i havnt scouted for a stand location yet.

Going tomorrow to get some new arrows. My fmjs just hit the 5 year mark so time to upgrade.

Anyone try the new rage broadheads with no collar? They look good im in the need of some new ones or i can throw some g5 t3s, or havocs i have laying around on. Doesnt matter as long as you hit the right spot.
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/13 09:56:15 (permalink)
Need to get my clothes all washed up, but I've been mentally ready all summer. Went out squirrel hunting yesterday, and it turned into a scouting trip. Found a few early scrapes in behind my mom's house. One of them was a large community scrape about 4ft in diameter.

Been running the trail cam all year at my house. Its a fairly small woodlot, but always seems to have a number of bucks moving through it. 5 legal bucks on camera so far. 3 average 8pts, a good sized 5pt with no brows, and a good sized 10pt. Couple of resident does in the mix too.

I'm not normally a "target buck" guy, but I am hoping to get a crack at the 10pt. He's a homebody that I have quite a few pictures of since the spring time. Some of the smaller ones might get a pass for a few weeks.

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/13 10:42:03 (permalink)
Wow..😯 great pic Crappy_Slayer. Wishing you lots of good luck getting that big boy. 🤞

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/13 11:13:54 (permalink)
If your on the ground remember to leave room for your bow when ready to shoot.
Stalked up a bunch of turkey on a fall hunt and got a bit ahead of them by a rock wall.
When they came in close enough I raised the bow--ooops tried to raise the bow-- got too close to the rock wall-idiot.
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/15 08:35:24 (permalink)
Every year I set out a pop-up ground blind for a retired state trooper friend to use for early senior season and then General season. That last two years we have had a wind event that toppled the blind (it is on the edge of a field). Each time it toppled and blew across the field, it tore off those fabric loops that are anchored to the ground (leaving the anchor and loop on the ground).

My wife has been able to hand sew the loops back on, but the next time the blind is toppled, they tear off at the blind edge again.

Does anyone have a better repair method than sewing?

I really don’t want to buy another blind since he only uses it for 3-4 days per year and I want to have it available to him because it is an easy walk, it shelters him from the weather, and he may not that many season left in him — upper 70’s in age.

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/16 10:16:43 (permalink)
You could put a large washer on both sides of the loops and run a bolt through it, with a nut on the other side. When I say large I'm referring to the circumference. I think the hole in the washer should be just large enough for the bolt to go through. They may even sell washers with teeth on them for this type of application.
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/16 12:02:51 (permalink)
Great idea by gravey. 👍 Fender washers may work well. Heavier nylon strapping with one end on the inside, the other on the outside, fender washer on both sides and bolt or pop rivit.

Pop rivets are available in ”blind rivet” wide flange and exploding head 🤯 style too, giving extra holding area on both sides.

Then too, don't forget there's always Guerilla Glue. 🤭

Good luck deer hunting to you and your buddy this year DarDy. Hope ya find lots of birds with your other buddy too.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/09/16 12:11:50

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/16 14:02:42 (permalink)
Fabulous advice guys! Thank you.

The issue was the tab being on the outside of the blind and the thread tearing through the softer blind fabric. By putting part of the tab on the inside and part on the outside, the stronger material will take all the wind pressure.

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/18 18:28:34 (permalink)
This is a pict. of my son Dan with a nice hog that he got to-day. Fresh sausage coming . sam
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/18 19:07:03 (permalink)
Congrats to Dan. That’s a nice one?

Where was he hunting?

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/18 20:13:54 (permalink)
Sam please pass on my hearty congratulations to Dan. You must be very proud. 👍

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/19 09:33:58 (permalink)
DarDys, He was at Tioga preserve in Tioga ,Pa.  sam
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/19 09:38:36 (permalink)
btdt, Thanks, His boar means sausage for me & if he gets a deer it means deer liver for me. So it's win, win for me.  lol  sam
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/19 09:59:52 (permalink)
Boar sausage sounds fabulous. You can keep the deer liver though, not to my liking.

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/19 10:36:21 (permalink)
Sam, did I mention.... I'm jealous. ☺️ Enjoy that sausage. 🍺

Not much of a liver fan myself. The heart, on the other hand, thinly sliced on a grill. Oh boy!!
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/09/19 10:41:59

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/19 10:38:56 (permalink)
Try Deer liver pre cut bout 1/4 inch deep to bite sized pieces quick fried in butter.
Add bite size bacon pieces and sliced caramelized sweet white onions poured over the top prior to eating.
Caramelize the sliced onions in the same pan with the bacon pieces using some butter.
No salt or pepper needed.
 
Works well with calves liver too( maybe even better).
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/19 18:58:39 (permalink)
My fave is to cut the liver into strips dredge in flour then fry it to med.rare then add alot of onions & then add mushroom gravey to slowly finish it off.Makes you wish that the deer had 2 livers. Add chunks of Italion bread to the table & save some chunks to mop out the frying pan.We used to stand in line at camp for it.  sam
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/19 20:28:05 (permalink)
Younger the Deer the better the liver IMHO.
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/24 10:57:53 (permalink)
Was finally able to get logged back on here. Man this place was messed up for a bit. 
 
Opening day in the SRA I saw 10 does and 2 small bucks. One a spike that was still in velvet. Almost got a whack at one of the does but she never stepped into my 20 yard shooting lane. 
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/25 15:04:54 (permalink)
Am I working yet?

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/27 14:01:25 (permalink)
First sit of the year last night.  Pretty warm.   Seen 7 doe and fawns from the stand and kicked two out on the walk out.  
At least I got to enjoy a live band from the neighbors party about two hundred yards away.....pretty good band too.   Deer didn't seem to mind but I couldn't hear them coming at all.....my trail can near by only had doe and fawns on it for a week in the woods.....
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/29 07:57:21 (permalink)
I'm excited for this season got a totally new arrow set up on my bow and got my heads razor sharp no more cheap bendy heads for me (if I don't loose em) got plenty of big bucks around as usual I won't see any 😅😅 good luck to all!

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/29 08:31:36 (permalink)
Good luck to all.👍

I'll be out there with yinz in thought, while sitting high in my 'captains seat' & swinging my feet, waiting to see your pics. 🤗
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/09/29 08:33:50

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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/29 09:16:23 (permalink)
  This cool  5pt. buck is on my daughter-in law's hit list. In keeping with the tradition of naming deer, I have decided to call him the "tuning fork" buck. I have been getting reports of good bucks all over our area.GLTA   sam
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/29 17:59:11 (permalink)
Yes, good luck to everyone! Just a few short days till the statewide opener. I can't wait!
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/30 06:38:34 (permalink)
My neighbor across the street got a 9 point on the first saturday and his niece got a 4 point later in the week.
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Re: 2020 archery thread 2020/09/30 07:11:38 (permalink)
Eyes congrats to your neighbors. 👍

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