Strut10

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About Strut10

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    Founder....the OTPG
  • Birthday 06/29/1966

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    Pennsylvania
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    Protecting the OTPG against whiners & wannabes
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  1. Strut10

    Team 4

    My archery season is dunga……….caput. VERY strange year. Guess my contribution will have to come from our flintlock season after Christmas.
  2. Strut10

    Team 4

    WAY TO GO, buddy !!!!! MUCHO CONGRATS !!! Can't wait to see the pics !!!
  3. Strut10

    Team 4

    CONGRATS Joe !!! Rut is hit or miss here right now. Saw 20 does/fawns today with ZERO serious chasing.
  4. Strut10

    Team 4

    Ended up seeing 2 bucks from the blind this AM. But since it just appeared last night they weren't buying into it too well. Not spooked. Buy leary. The one may have been a shooter. He was on the move and I only got a quick look. The rain stopped around 10:30 I left at noon. When the front passed through, the wind kicked up BIG TIME and I wasn't riding a tree in 40-50 mph winds. Plan to be out all day tomorrow.
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    Team 4

    What a difference 2 days makes...………... Rained all night and stopped just before daylight. Perfect wind. Had a buck run a couple does past me at about 25 feet...…….grunting like a hog...…….. in the pitch dark while I was still on the ground hooking my bow to the tow rope. Stayed in all day and ended up seeing the 8 from the video at 100 yards running a doe around 1:00 and a real wide 4 just at dark. I think a total of 5 does/fawns...………. Hard to believe it's the same stand I sat Saturday. Tomorrow is supposed to be a washout til some time after lunch. I just got in from tossing a pop-up blind out. Not real hopeful about anything tomorrow. But it'll be better than sitting in the house watching it rain.
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    Team 4

    Messed up. But if you click the VID to the right of the pic it'll go there. This is the split brow 8 that came to a calling sequence. Came so quick that once I decided he was not a shooter, I couldn't zoom my phone in...……………...still had my bow in the other hand.
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    Team 4

    Dunno if this will work or not. Never tried video links before...……………. VID_20181103_122748616 by don stear, on Flickr
  8. Strut10

    In need of some guidance

    If that's what you're looking for, you have found it. Yep.
  9. Strut10

    Team 4

    Got my first hunt in !! Clammy, windy, rainy, crappy day...……….as is typical in W. PA...…….. Stayed up all day. Saw 8 different bucks. They were responding to calling quite well. Had 3 come in at once to a sequence at 8:30. Another pair came in from different directions after a sequence at 12:30. One of those was a heavy-ish 8 frame with a small split brow...…….16" or so wide. He came to about 4 or 5 yards. Just not what I'm looking for, but a darned nice deer for our area. Also had a real pretty 9 come in. Dandy 5 on one side but a bit of a broken 4 on the other...……...17"-ish wide but not a lot of mass. Overall a good day in the deer-seeing department. And I was hunting the prettiest view of any stand I have. Just LOUSY weather. But if ya live here...……..you're pretty used to it. Crappy cell phone pics of a 110" or so 9 pointer at 17-18 yards...……... And a 105" or so 8 pointer (see him ??) at about 7 yards...………..and coming.
  10. Strut10

    Team 4

    CONGRATS on a real stud of a deer Al !!!! Provided I can find all my stuff, I'll be starting tomorrow morning. Cold front came through today, so it may be a good day.
  11. Strut10

    In need of some guidance

    My daughter has an American Youth Compact in .308 Win. It's a no-nonsense gun with a few bells...……..no whistles. It is quite acceptably accurate and we've had no issues with it thus far. You get what you pay for. It's a good rifle for the money.
  12. Strut10

    Team 4

    Lost one on the Strut10 Ranch. Buddy of mine saw a buck laying dead in a spring run near a dirt road...……..like 30 feet down over the bank. I was on my way home so he met me there. I was figuring poached from the road or a non-recovered archery hit. Neither. I wish I had taken a picture of the deer as it layed. This buck was right in the spring run, facing upstream, underneath at least 3 logs, none of which was a foot off the ground. His antlers got wedged in a V where 2 of the logs crossed. His nose was under 3 inches of water. He drowned. I have NO clue as to why this deer was trying to belly under logs he could have gone through, over or around. Funny thing is...……..he was 25 feet from the source of the spring...…..which comes out of the base of a 30 foot horseshoe-shaped embankment that is nearly vertical. There was really nowhere he was going to go except turn around and go back the way he came in. Odder than odd.
  13. Strut10

    Team 4

    Fellow that taps some maple trees on my place texted me the other morning. Said he was driving down the road through my place right by where he taps. Saw a buck he said I'd better shoot. Said it wasn't real wide, but heavy and as high as any buck he'd ever seen. Sounds promising, anyways...………..
  14. Strut10

    10-26 Last October check-in

    Got home from work not quite an hour ago. Been working at moving for ………..it seems like, EVER. Was hoping to pretty much get the old placed cleaned out completely this weekend. However...……..the rain capital of the known world is in high dudgeon and it ain't lookin like it gonna happen. It's currently POURING and that's the (as usual) weekend forecast. Our fall turkey season opens tomorrow, as well. Again...……...the rain will have it starting without me.
  15. Strut10

    Team 4

    Congrats on the backstraps !!!