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  2. Cyber Monday Deals

    They seem to be running this promo about once a week. 10 percent off and free shipping again today. Code is 17club1214
  3. 2017 fall plot

    Clock on camera is still an hour fast. They seem to be enjoying the plot.
  4. kinda cool

    get them on cam once in awhile, saw one chase a bunny once
  5. kinda cool

    Sitting in a stand along the old river channel one morning a few days ago it was kinda slow. I had seen one doe early on going from my right to left towards our field with food plots. About an hour and a half later I flip the can call over twice. Within just a few minutes there are half a dozen deer busting out from the heavy brush across the channel down in front of me. I sit watching as the deer make their way around behind me and towards the back of our property. Then something smaller catches my eyes following the same path the deer had taken and first thought through the trees was a yote so up goes my rifle immediately. I wait for what I thought was a yote to come out from behind tree it stopped behind ready to kill it and i see when it steps out that it is instead about a 20 lb bobcat. I have seen plenty of bobcats in the past even have one i killed mounted. Here is the cool part as i turn and put my gun down on my lap i see another bobcat in front of me about the same size. Anyway thought it was pretty cool seeing two together, not sure if they were just passing along and bumped the deer or if the can may have had anything to do with it.
  6. Last week
  7. New to bow shooting

    Definitely check your draw length, would be the first thing i would check. Might try practicing "floating your pins" to the target then releasing rather than focussing too much on how steady you are.
  8. Team 4

    I’m headed out tomorrow. Weather finally cooperated and brought the snow and cold temps I need. Still a ton of season left(1-31
  9. might regret it, but...

    Took a walk this morning to check a beaver trap in the bottom, took my 308 in case i happened to walk up in a good deer. The contour of the land is rolling hills into bottom, I was walking towards a valley of sorts between hills and where it drops out into the bottom. Walking the fence row between the pastures i get to a point where there is a brush pile in front of me about 80 yards away and standing at about 60 yards away is a deer just off the corner off the fence. Cannot tell for sure what he was with some limbs between us, he is locked looking straight at me but could see the beams were good. Got my gun up and had a good hold behind his shoulder with finger on the trigger guard. He stood for plenty long enough for me to shoot and as he turned pretty sure he had at least 4 not counting brow on his left side. Still probably had a shot but just watched as he jumped once and was gone from my view. That was about 9:15 a.m. so is probably bedding nearby? Cannot say for certain it is the same buck but a good one none the less. This late in the season hoping most others around here are done.
  10. he's a skipper this year

    Posted that hunt details in a new thread Frank. The busted up buck has an almost golf ball sized spot(possible injury from fighting)under his jaw and has probably lost 20 lbs. Saw him at 55 yards this morning and looked at the jaw with bino's, spot is bigger now than in the picture. Weight loss probably more to do with changing food availability and typical rundown from rut.
  11. might regret it, but...

    Thanks Al. Guess the way i see it, had i killed him they had zero chance. They may not ever see him but at least with passing they have hopes of seeing a big buck that we know has been around.
  12. What do I need to get for bow hunting

    As far as packs so, I just have a cheap Realtree back pack that I picked up at Wal Mart years ago. In it I keep an extra release, toilet paper (you never know lol), extra flashlight, water bottle, gutting knife, snacks, a few deer scents, grunt & bleat calls, pull up rope, small pair of binos, extra gloves, folding saw, and small pair of pruning shears.
  13. What do I need to get for bow hunting

    Depends on how much stuff you plan to carry to the stand. Personally I prefer a fanny pack with shoulder straps. There's enough room in my fanny pack to carry what I need to bowhunt. Other than a pack (of some sort) here's some more useful items to consider. 1. stretch style arm guard (spare one too...just in case) 2. release (spare one too...just in case) 3. Realtree double fold bow holder (3 arm double fold style) 4. binocs 5. several screw in gear hooks to hang your gear and pack in the tree. Also handy to hang your quiver too if you prefer shooting without your quiver attached to your bow (I do). Didn't think you needed to to think about a quiver, arrows, grunt call, or other such items. BTW...the reason I like to carry an extra release & arm guard in my pack is you never know when you'll drop one out of the stand while gearing up to hunt.
  14. might regret it, but...

    Sounds like you had a memorable hunt even though you decided to pass him. That's what matters. All memorable hunts don't end with giving a buck a dirt nap. You know he's still out there for your wife & daughter to hunt.
  15. My plan next year is to give bow hunting a try... I'm trying to put a list of items I will need...whats a good backpack to get?
  16. Team 4

    I'm headed out in the morning, moved my stand today hopefully it's in a more productive spot we will see.
  17. With a heavy heart

    Very sorry to hear. Take care of yourself and your family. Merry Christmas and all the best.
  18. Is premium ammo worth the extra $$$

    Hornady eld x perform pretty well. Loading 178 grain for 308. Good groups and performance on first deer i shot with them resulted with deer dead in it's tracks. Shattered near shoulder and recovered 78 grains of lead in skin on off side. Also shot yote with same load, left quite an exit. Have some 145 grain 270 eld x rounds loaded and acceptable groups but yet to shoot a deer with them. I may move on to the 6mm eld x for the 243 as well, but I have about 400 of the interlocks in 6mm. Don't see me ever buying anymore factory ammo for deer hunting or other hunting rounds.
  19. With a heavy heart

    So sorry for your great loss Dave. I have lost 2 of my sister to cancer in the last couple of years, so I know your pain. God be with you
  20. might regret it, but...

    never know, he is there, so he could walk out anytime. Tough to pass 'em, but think you dun right thing..(reason)
  21. might regret it, but...

    Kinda miss having the user daily journals. Killed a decent 8 on December 1st, not a wallhanger and I thought I might pass the deer if I saw him based on trail cam pics but ended up taking him. Wife has had issues with her work, and with everything with the kids and time for hunting had been kinda limited. Wednesday the 6th my wife was working local so she took the the kids to school and left me an opportunity for a morning hunt. Planned on calling for yotes, but took my .308 just in case. There was a good frost that morning, so as I got up the hill to our back field and started walking there was loud unavoidable crunching through the beans as I am carrying the speaker for my caller to set out about 70 yards in front of me. As I neared the crest of the hill I hear a deer blow. She took off straight away from me, could hear her stomping on her way. I drop the speaker and go back and climb in the stand. About 10 minutes later, it is still before legal shooting light and pretty dim, I hear another deer blowing off and down to my right near another stand I have next to the old river channel. Pick up my nikon monarch binos and am glassing the dim field and see a doe standing in our clover and winter rye plot just looking straight at me and just standing there. I pan around and see another body behind one of our cages around the apple trees. I can see bone on his head but no idea what he is. He is eating in the plot and I had a side view but no idea just what he was. The other doe I cannot see blows a few more times. By now it is right at legal shooting light and the doe that was standing in the field starts walking off. She walks over the hill and the buck I had seen heads that way as well, eating on his way. I could see his side and looked like good long beams. He turned as he was going into the woods and I could see he was past his ears, probably close to 17 inches wide inside. Not long after they are gone I see the busted up buck I think is probably at least 4.5 years old that I posted about in other threads here. He comes up the edge of a brush pile towards me and gets within probably 75 yards of me and turns and walks back away and disappears into the brush pile. Again had several shot opportunities on him. About 15 minutes later had a doe fawn and a button buck come out. Had seen this button and doe fawn numerous times along with the momma doe, but momma doe was not with them this time. About 40-45 minutes later I see a doe come out from behind the crest assume she came out of the end of the brush pile. I had that feeling I knew it was probably the doe that the buck had followed off the field when it was dim. I started to reach for my gun in the corner knowing there was a good chance the buck would show. The doe was not too concerned at that point, she would go between looking back and looking up towards my stand. The first time she looked back I knew there had to be a buck behind her. I was focused behind her and then I saw tines just over the crest. I still could have gotten my gun up, stand is wrapped with tent canvas and getting the gun up at that point would not have been an issue. Back of my mind, this would be a great deer for my wife or 12 year old daughter, ad the split second thinking would I feel right having taken a second deer before either of them got one. Needless to say I held my bino's up and just watched the buck. Looked like he had been a main frame 9, with two busted tines and a busted brow. Little doubt in my mind this one is the one that did most the damage to the busted up buck. This deer if he were not busted up is probably mid 120's, probably as good if not a little better than the 9 I killed last year. I continued watching and let the doe get around about even with where I dropped the speaker. She had been watching me and I had put the bino's down as the buck had gotten to close enough view I could see him pretty well. I can see the doe from my peripheral view but am looking at the buck. I think the doe saw me blink kinda hard and she finally had all she could take as she trotted off. She never blew and it was not a wide open run, think she was just unsure. Buck looked up like what wrong with you and he also took off. He was not in an all out run, I am sure I could have gotten my gun up still and probably could have slowed him or stopped him for a shot, but instead just watched as he rounded the corner of what see as a scrapeline year after year. The buck got one pic made, think it is the only pic I have of him, unfortunately it is not a great pic but can see he has long beams. I sent my wife out that afternoon, and she has hunted several times since and has seen several deer, but has not seen that buck. In a way I regret not taking the deer, I would have been tagged out on bucks, but on the other hand I think about the chances that the wife or my daughter have on taking a nice buck if I had taken him. Had a similar situation last year with passing on one with my accura in my hand and then missing the deer a few times, ended up taking that one. Oh well, cannot go back and change it, hope passing him pays off.
  22. Team 4

    After the smoke pole season my freezer is full. I probably wont get out to much now. However, when the conditions are right I'll break the Xbow out before the season ends in a month. I'm sure I wont be able to go 30 days without getting in a tree. Hope you all have a great Christmas!
  23. Muzzeloader Season Success

    William, the bike pulls the cart well as long as it's level or down hill - up hill I walk it. Tim, it was a public ground hunt and we both saw several good bucks inside 50 yards including a couple that would have went over 150 inches. Most were about like the one in the picture. Eight pointers in the 120-130's.
  24. Muzzeloader Season Success

    Congratulations to both of you Frank. Cool Father & son hunt together!
  25. New to bow shooting

    At full draw, nobody holds a bow perfectly still. The longer I hold my bow at full draw the less steady I am too. If you're waiving around a lot, make sure you have a comfortable and consistent anchor point. That could be the cause if you're waiving around a lot. Like Ruth said...the more you practice, the better your muscle memory will help combat fatigue too.
  26. Muzzeloader Season Success

    Congrats to you both Frank! Good times right there. That should just about top off the freezer. Was that a public ground draw hunt? I didn't muzz hunt this weekend, but a few guys ended up going to the farm that we hunt. They seen a few does but nobody filled a tag.
  27. Best Game Cart Ever

    The buying guide on this site might help you decide. Tommy
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