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    There are lulls in every month. and it is often...

    There are lulls in every month. and it is often unpredictable when it is gonna happen. But the last week of Oct with the scrapes, bucks rubbing and sparring, and the beautiful fall colors, is a week...
  2. Reminds me of an old friend of mine, this guy had...

    Reminds me of an old friend of mine, this guy had the best fishing tackle known to man, literally tens of thousands of dollars worth. What he did not have is any skill as a fisherman. The opposite...
  3. Thread: Fear

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    Probably wouldn't be helpful if I did this...

    Probably wouldn't be helpful if I did this :lmao2:. Sorry, but holy crap what a run of bad luck! I had a nock split in half on a shot one time and a piece of it stuck in my hand, deep. I was afraid...
  4. Thread: How high?

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    The best situation for hunting on the ground is...

    The best situation for hunting on the ground is heavily pressured deer. Today almost every hunter is in a tree and the second the deer get a whiff of human scent they start scanning the trees. Make...
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    You married? If not get married. If you already...

    You married? If not get married. If you already are married tell the wife she cannot buy any more shoes or purses. Guaranteed that solves your problem.
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    I am the total opposite, I don't buy anything....

    I am the total opposite, I don't buy anything. The newest hunting related thing I own is my bows, and they are 7 years old now. I bought 2 dozen arrows right around the same time and am down to I...
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    I had a very similar situation, and my...

    I had a very similar situation, and my solution(that worked like a charm) was to block the other deer crossings as much as possible, and make the one I wanted the deer to use better. I did so by...
  8. Chipping away at the Honey Do list, until it's a...

    Chipping away at the Honey Do list, until it's a Honey Done list, and looking for more and better places to hunt.
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    Do the drill in the video Bryan posted, it is...

    Do the drill in the video Bryan posted, it is awesome. Another one that is more fun is to get up in a treestand with your bow and a bunch of arrows, wearing your heavy hunting clothes. Close your...
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    Yup, I'm a suburban hunter too, and lack of good...

    Yup, I'm a suburban hunter too, and lack of good places to hunt has a lot to do with my losing interest. Everyone wants to hunt in Westchester County NY, well I'm here to tell you it is NOT all...
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    Funny coincidence because I am 51, and just last...

    Funny coincidence because I am 51, and just last year started losing a bit of interest in bowhunting. For me injuries that just won't heal are part of it. Laziness is part of it too, bowhunting can...
  12. Thread: Shooting 60#

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    Keep that 70lb bow and practice with it all...

    Keep that 70lb bow and practice with it all summer. Then when you hunt with 60 it pulls back soooooo easy!
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    IMO it is the inexperienced bowhunter, with the...

    IMO it is the inexperienced bowhunter, with the untuned bow, who turns to mechanicals because fixed heads won't fly for them. Those are the guys with the horror stories and the guys who blame the...
  14. Thread: Shooting 60#

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    60lbs is perfect for deer, can't say for pigs,...

    60lbs is perfect for deer, can't say for pigs, never shot a pig. But I've shot a ton of deer at 28.5/60, and from much experience I would say an arrow in the 375-425 grain range is ideal. Definitely...
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    Yes, we all have opinions, but it irks me when...

    Yes, we all have opinions, but it irks me when people think their opinion is more valid than the opinion of others, it is the very definition of the word opinionated. How did I get sucked into this...
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    How dare you make your own decisions! Can't you...

    How dare you make your own decisions! Can't you read, mechanical heads are no good, because the opinionated ones say so. The fact that many, many hunters have zero issues with mechanical heads is...
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    Then you ain't listening very hard. They break...

    Then you ain't listening very hard. They break too. I had a buddy hit a deer in the shoulder with a Muzzy...two of the three blades broke off. I hit my last buck in the exact same spot on the...
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    This topic is SOOOOO played! You know what I...

    This topic is SOOOOO played! You know what I hate? Opinionated people. Don't like Rage? DON'T USE THEM!
  19. Thread: Deer mount tip

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    Some I remember, others that were not among my...

    Some I remember, others that were not among my biggest, I just cannot recall the details. I guess it ain't a bad thing that I've shot so many bucks that I can't remember them all, but also, getting...
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    Last several years I started to do the same...

    Last several years I started to do the same thing, but I do it for ME. I have racks on my wall that I shot years ago, and I don't remember where, when, or any of the details of the hunt. Would be so...
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    What kills me is that for each inch of brace...

    What kills me is that for each inch of brace height you reduce a bow, you pick up less than 10fps. Take the Halon for instance, the Halon 5 is shooting 353, while the Halon 7 with 2" more brace...
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    Wow, short limbs and giant cams! Good luck with...

    Wow, short limbs and giant cams! Good luck with your new bow!
  23. Hunting is like real estate, Location, Location,...

    Hunting is like real estate, Location, Location, Location! Can't kill a 150" deer if it doesn't exist, no matter how good you are.
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    "As long as you get up 18' or higher in a tree,...

    "As long as you get up 18' or higher in a tree, cover doesn't matter." BAD advice!
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    Whenever I buy a new toy, be it for fishing or...

    Whenever I buy a new toy, be it for fishing or hunting, I start the conversation by asking the wife how many pairs of shoes and purses she has. Then, before she has to answer, which she does NOT want...
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