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    Team 1

    Happy Birthday Frank, hope you had a good one.
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    Team 1

    fly hoosierhunter ODH NSwhitetail
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    Team 4

    Rhino Strut10 RangerClay abrown´╗┐
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    Team 5

    Stinger-Hunter Rdy2hnt1 Adjam5 RackBlaster
  5. Give California to Mexico. How long could they then support giving away what is not even afforded to taxpaying citizens. The federal government should withhold ALL funding to CA. Taxpayers should never be on the hook for healthcare being given away to illegals, sad situation.
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    Team 4

    LMBO. Ummm yeah, been there a few times with our older two daughters, been blessed to be with each of them killing deer. Unfortunately Don it does not end at 14 and seems to only worsen as they get further into the teenage years. Our youngest Allison, 13 years old, has for the most part done pretty good at paying attention to me, although it was right opposite with not encouraging her to shoot the does with 6 of them in front of us. She just wanted to shoot something to which I said a doe was better than a small buck, she held off though and killed a mature buck this season.
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    A new year is here soooo.

    "Back in the day" chat room would be very active at any mention of any of the "pro's", not even a chat room here anymore. Is what it is, yeah no excuses. Seriously though, there was a time when those guys/gals would drop in from time to time and even post and YES Waddell did really forget his user names and passwords to the forums. I recall helping him resetting his password for one of the usernames he had, think it was bowtarist, only for him to post a few posts and never check back in. Too many posts that folks look at and maybe even write that they never reply to. Kind of discouraging when someone creates a topic and they seem to abandon it. I mean what is the point of posting a reply to a topic if there is no dialog. Been some good posts with very little response, perfect example is look at the young ladies successes this year, a low number of congrats to the girls in comparison to the number of views. See a lot of regular members that don't even post or reply, that used to always be right there to offer congrats and support. Surely they have not become too busy, so what is the reason they don't post?
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    is it normal... new one on me

    Allison asked me after she shot her deer if it was normal for her to have the shakes and for her ear to be ringing, she said it continued even after getting down. Kinda got a little laugh out of that and told her yep still happens to me even after all these years. Then she asked if was normal to see red from her shooting(right) eye, said she saw red immediately after the shot and it continued for a bit. Don't recall ever having that happen, thought she might have gotten scoped, but not at all. Anyone have any ideas, thoughts or has this happened to you?
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    A new year is here soooo.

    Waddell would never be able to remember his username or password. lol. He had a few profiles here at one time. Dunno how much play those guys get these days, if the videos are still as popular as they once were. Several of them had been members at one time or another.
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    Ruger American Predator and Tract scope

    Looks like a nice setup Ross, good to hear it shoots well for you. Good luck in Texas.
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    1-11-19 check-in

    Doubt it ever makes it to that 44 forecast today, at least not where we are. Only 35 now and sleet and mix starting.
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    1-11-19 check-in

    Have our late juvenile hunt this weekend, so I am looking to get our 13 year old, Allison, back out if she can take the weather. Seeing a few flakes hear and there this morning with the temp hanging around 29-30, supposed to get to 44 today though. Tonight might get interesting, calling for a mix but temps not supposed to fall below freezing so should not stick. Nothing else planned here.
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    Team 3

    elkoholic MUDRUNNER Mathews XT Man ny_gun
  14. I had taken Allison, our 13 year old daughter, on Christmas day and we saw a real nice 2.5 year old 8 point. She was a little bummed that she did not shoot him, she had a great opportunity on that buck, but did not decide she wanted to shoot him and I did not know until he had gotten to a point where she would have had an awkward shot. I told her if we saw him again, she would have the gun and be ready and could decide. I have seen that little 8 point from that stand probably 6 or 7 times before yesterday. I had told her that if the 8 made it through this year he would be a great deer next year, but also told her that there was no right or wrong, if we saw the deer and she was happy to take the deer I would be proud either way. This buck below is the one we watched Christmas day. We went Saturday afternoon and sat a different stand over the bottom, wind was not really right for the stand where I had been seeing the 8 point, did not see a single deer. I went yesterday morning back to the stand looking over the beans and watched the little 8 come across and into our beans about 8:30 in the morning, but also noticed him being a little more nervous looking than the last time I had seen him and he did not feed long. Yesterday afternoon, we get a light east to east south east wind, but much warmer weather in the 50's and a warm front and rain moving in. Back to the old stand over our back field where we can watch the beans. We had some does come out a little after 4 pm about 170 yards off to our south. One good sized doe, a medium sized gimpy doe and a fawn. I told her that she might consider taking the doe that was limping if she got closer. The does were feeding heavy but kept looking to the east of them, down the hill where we could not see. I figured there was another deer around and told her we needed to keep a watch. About 30 minutes later we had 3 more does come out of the woods from our left or east side, they fed in the beans in front of us and were getting pretty close. The bean plot they are feeding in a long c shaped plot that runs along with the edges of treelines. Allison gave me no nudge or did not try to tell me she wanted to kill one of the does, I figured we would give it a little time. Her mothers .243 was rested on the rail in front of her. About 4:55 or so one of the 3 does in front of us about 45 yards away boogered a bit and she hopped on down the hill where we could see her body but not her legs, the other 2 does were still feeding in the beans, still pretty relaxed. Dunno if the wind shifted for a second or if she caught movement from us or what, she was looking at us and back to our left but she was not too bothered. The does to our right now are heading to the does that are in front of us. Being overcast just after the sun set it was getting pretty dim, legal shooting light end here is 30 minutes after sunset. I broke away from watching the does and catch movement to the left, south east of the does, between a brush pile and the thin strip of trees on the edge of our property and immediately tell Allison that's a good buck and help her get the gun to her shoulder. I knew without the binos in the dim light at about 125 yards he was a good deer, he was coming straight on and looked to be past his ears. She did not see him at first, but she found him. I told her when he was broadside to take her shot. As I pick up my binoculars she asks "now"? I say yes, but as she flips off the safety he charges at one of the does and I tell her to wait until he stops again. He stops again and she again says "now", and before I was done getting the word yes out of my mouth she fired. He took off at first like he was not hit, but then wheeled around and back end went out from under him just before he entered the woods. I managed to get another round in the gun and get it back to her, but he was already gone. I heard crashing, and I knew she had hit him. Evidently Catrina sent me a text at 5:03 asking you. I never saw it before I sent her a text Allison just shot a nice buck. We waited just a minute for the does to be where they would not see us get down, and quickly got down and headed back to the house for flashlights. We got back and found blood right away. Good blood, followed in to the woods, Catrina caught up to us about 5 minutes later. Got to the edge of our neighbor's mess briars and junk grown up chest high on me and lost blood. Catrina had followed a trail a little way into the mess while Allison and I were looking in a straight line from the last blood. Catrina yells here he is. And this is what we find. The 6 mm 100 grain hornady interlock pushed by 40.6 grains of imr 4350 exited through the off shoulder. Bullet entered just behind the shoulder on entry, leaving a massive amount of damage. It was this buck, and I can say from the drag I had that I strongly believe he was heavier than me. I am 205. Unfortunately I did not get an accurate weight on him with our gambrel scale, really need a better scale. Buck this big with no brows, honestly think he is close to being at his best antlerwise. He was the one I was after for a better cape for Catrina's buck. He will go on the wall as he is. I could not be anymore proud of this kid, she made a great shot on a buck that most grown men in this area would call a wallhanger.
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    She is demented, seriously. Pretty sad that is what we have just 2 heartbeats away from the presidency.
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    letting'em walk

    Looks like a great setup. That doe was sure keyed in on something, would have had me watching her close and maybe doing a little grunting. Fun watching the fawns when they act up.
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    patience pays off BIG for 13 year old daughter

    Yep, think I will frame this pic below, maybe a 5x7. Was post drag, and post dealing with a flat tire on the tractor. My wife asked me if I wanted her to find the better camera that was in my parka pocket but she said the iphone camera was pretty good, so I said it should be fine. Wish I would have had her take pics with the camera. This was her second deer. So glad I took her, way more exciting than if I had shot the deer.
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    A new year is here soooo.

    Check back and post in your other threads Tim. More member participation including you could help. Too often seems people look and don't post. Far as what's new here outside hunting, our oldest(Christina) got married last spring and we are expecting our first grandchild around the third week of April. Second daughter(Nicole) graduates this spring and has been accepted to the University of Tennessee at Martin. Our 13 year old daughter(Allison) killed a nice buck Dec 30th, posted pics and story link in your other most recent thread. Our 7 year old son says next year is his turn to kill a big buck.
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    Mid December Muzzleloader Buck

    Congratulations. A lot of fun muzzleloading, usually our best opportunity here with the muzzleloader season running early November when the bucks get moving around. What ml'er are you using, looks like a remington 700?
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    letting'em walk

    Couldn't get your clip to work. Tried even copying just the link and kept loading this thread?
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    Politics....... It is not about a wall at all. Dems can't stand to see Trump fulfill his promises to the American people, they made that blatantly obvious with their obstruction policies. Sad thing is we have a load of snowflakes and kids who don't know any better who continue to support these dems.
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    Nature gone wrong & to the left

    Interesting article that may apply to this topic, I ran across this yesterday from a link while deleting emails https://www.qdma.com/spike-one-side-genetics-injury/.
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    Got snow now

    Looking at 60"s to close out our season tomorrow.
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    Team 1

    Warm front pushing in ahead of rain here this past weekend had the last known mature buck we had around on his feet during legal shooting light. Good luck Pat.
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    1-4 Friday check-in

    Kids back to school yesterday so finally broke down and went in to dr for sinus infection. Got started on antibiotics and opted not to take the shot this time, seemed last time around it only helped for a few days. Nothing planned here, it is a wet sloppy mess all over this area and doubt it dries out much before the next rain. Probably spend some time cutting meat at some point, need to at least get it deboned and out of the cooler. This is the last weekend for deer for our regular season. Does look like a nice weekend for us as well, need to kill some yotes. Might also set some beaver traps. Likely Sunday afternoon will find me in the stand over our back field looking over our bean plots.