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  1. I prefer not to knock on doors, a stranger...

    I prefer not to knock on doors, a stranger knocking at the door is a bit of an invasion of privacy. I wait until they are outside, then I introduce myself as a wildlife photographer. I bring a trail...
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    Deer hunting just over 30 years, then gave up the...

    Deer hunting just over 30 years, then gave up the gun and went exclusively to bowhunting just under 30 years ago. I'm starting to burn out and lose interest though. Battling poachers, intense hunting...
  3. Thread: Shooting Lanes

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    Exactly why I choose, and clear, stand sights...

    Exactly why I choose, and clear, stand sights during winter. Then I just touch the lanes up in late summer. What seemed like a tree with good cover in summer can prove to be painfully inadequate when...
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    True story. I was walking in on a logging road...

    True story. I was walking in on a logging road going up a fairly steep hill, it was a very dark morning. I heard something huge coming through the woods, along the hillside, running right at me at...
  5. Too many variables involved to answer this...

    Too many variables involved to answer this question even remotely accurately. Time of year, weather, stand location, they all change what time of day is likely to be best. All that said I generally...
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    2-1-4-3-5

    2-1-4-3-5
  7. Wait till you are married longer and have kids....

    Wait till you are married longer and have kids. My wife takes the kids away for a week every year, and my plan is exactly like yours, do a bunch of projects and then play. Problem is I have so many...
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    The length of the drag has a lot to do with it....

    The length of the drag has a lot to do with it. In those long drag locations I ain't shooting no doe! Time of day too, shooting a doe at last light means work well into darkness. Who wants to be...
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    In your opinion it's not a real thing? Probably...

    In your opinion it's not a real thing? Probably because you've never had it. Be thankful for that because it is a very real thing and it sucks!
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    That is a form of target panic. Force yourself to...

    That is a form of target panic. Force yourself to count to 5 while aiming, with the pin floating on the spot, before you release your shot.
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    Do not just aim below the target, you are not...

    Do not just aim below the target, you are not fixing your problem, only band-aiding it. Draw as if you are on level ground, then bend sideways at the waist to lower the pins onto the target, making...
  12. Thread: Age this buck

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    I'd say 3yrs, maybe 4, but no more than that IMO.

    I'd say 3yrs, maybe 4, but no more than that IMO.
  13. Funny I had a similar thing happen, the land...

    Funny I had a similar thing happen, the land behind my house, that was heavily hunted, was donated by the owners estate, to a Nature conservancy. A couple months later I found a huge stack of stands,...
  14. What do you do if/when you find gear on your property.

    To change up the thread about having your stuff stolen, I got to thinking. What do you guys do when you find gear on your land, or land where you have sole permission, gear that obviously belongs to...
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    Best; Rocky Mountain Snyper 2 blade. Worst;...

    Best; Rocky Mountain Snyper 2 blade.

    Worst; Pucketts Bloodtrailer.
  16. I have tried several in my almost 30 years...

    I have tried several in my almost 30 years bowhunting, and had basically the same issue with every one, but OK, ONE... Muzzy 3 blade 100grain. I could them to fly fine and group with field tips from...
  17. Any and all fixed blade broadheads! They're fine...

    Any and all fixed blade broadheads! They're fine from the ground, under perfect conditions. But up in a tree, with heavy clothes on, shooting form can suffer, and when form suffers, so does fixed...
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    Probably an average of about 17 yards, but have...

    Probably an average of about 17 yards, but have shot deer between straight down out to 40 yds.
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    This discussion gave me a headache! I will add...

    This discussion gave me a headache! I will add that it ain't the weapon that wounds an animal, it's the guy behind the weapon that wounds an animal. I have not wounded a deer with my bow in well over...
  20. I'm not a cell phone guy. I figure if I somehow...

    I'm not a cell phone guy. I figure if I somehow managed to survive 50 years without one, I really don't need one.
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    Back pain is the ultimate motivation killer. My...

    Back pain is the ultimate motivation killer. My back is a mess, three herniated discs pressing on nerves, sometimes I literally can't move. But like others have said, come hunting season you'll find...
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    rick, that's what I'm saying, there are...

    rick, that's what I'm saying, there are alternatives to poison that kills on contact. I wear long underwear(tops and bottoms) I got from Cabelas that fits tight to the skin, and then tight knit socks...
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    Think about this for just a second. You spray...

    Think about this for just a second. You spray this stuff on your clothes, let it dry, and then anything that gets on your clothes dies. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't your clothes touch your...
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    Yes they can and I have proof. Several years ago...

    Yes they can and I have proof. Several years ago I had orphan fawn hanging around my yard, his mother got hit by a car. He got used to me, and all summer and fall he'd follow me around the yard when...
  25. Done: Everything except to touch up shooting...

    Done: Everything except to touch up shooting lanes which I do in late August. Always looking for new places to hunt too!
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