**2020 Contest Smack Talk & General Banter Thread**

Discussion in '2020 Deer Contest' started by Brad Kaufmann, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Justin Goins

    Justin Goins Weekend Warrior

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    Good luck this year everyone! Season is just around the corner. Got a couple that I’ll be chasing this year.
    Last year I shot my first bow buck. Probably around 100inch max. Hopefully I’ll get a shot at one of these guys this season.

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  2. Gabilgerat

    Gabilgerat Weekend Warrior

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  3. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    I'll also add to the sentiments many have said with two rules I'd recommend anyone new or newer to the contest to do:

    #1 STAY ACTIVE

    I've been on the winning team, I've also been on some BOTTOM of the barrel placed teams - which were equally enjoyable because the team thread stayed active and guys didn't ghost the team. Stay active, check in with your teammates in the team thread and if at all possible choose a captain that will push that communication. Often times the captain fostering communication can keep folks active even late into the season when many have burned out.

    Just stay active!

    Honestly, if it wasn't so tough to police, I'd love to see those that ghost or BARELY interact at all be booted from the contest the following year as well (barring a real life issue which we have all seen).

    #2 NOT WORTH CHEATING

    The contest at its core is just FUN and an opportunity to live through the seasons of others which sometimes grow into friends. I have made hunting trips with guys met through the contest. I've witnessed and celebrated teammates having their first kids during the contest, losing family or harvesting their first buck.

    With that at it's core, adding some inches here or there on your buck, trespassing to kill a buck (some will know what I speak of) OR expecting an exception to the rules to be applied to you have no place in the contest. I don't want teammates that care to win, I just want teammates that will be active and have fun with it and winning is merely a cherry on top of it all if it happens.
     
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  4. S.McArthur

    S.McArthur Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I didn't see any bonus points for saddle hunter and Sitka gear hunters; how many elitist points do we get?
     
  5. opossumhunterNC

    opossumhunterNC Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Didn't you hear... Tree saddles were last decade's fad.

    The 2020's are all about blaze orange face masks and installing a window air conditioner in your box blind.
     
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  6. gr_andrews

    gr_andrews Weekend Warrior

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    That would be funnier if saddles weren’t BLOWING UP right now. It seems like there’s a new saddle maker comping out every month and everywhere you look is a new “First time buyer” looking for mods.


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  7. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    SADDLE HUNTER BONUS PRO TIP:
    A saddle comes in handy for light tree work.:lol: 9F3F5E2A-EBCE-416C-B476-5142DFC53804.jpeg
     
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  8. Russ morton

    Russ morton Weekend Warrior

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    Well getting a doe shouldn’t be to hard this year. I watched her from my recliner...
     

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  9. B Hicks

    B Hicks Weekend Warrior

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    Seems like I killed a 140ish buck couple years ago in this thing, a 160ish last year but this wig wearing belly showing harvest pic is thinking bigger this year.



    I've got a few plan B bucks as well. SYEW0606.JPG SYEW1253.JPG SYEW1295.JPG IMAG0036.JPG IMAG0691.JPG
     
  10. dnoodles

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    I don't make the rules; I just make them up.
    So yes.
     
  11. dnoodles

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    I'm an every other year guy; so I am also due.
     
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  12. bowhunt4abuck

    bowhunt4abuck Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have yet to shoot a 180, so I have to be due this year.


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  13. MIHOYT89

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    Come on noodles, the right Michigan counties could pull it off! I got my two back from last year and they turned out great. Image1596569319.510413.jpg Image1596569346.673763.jpg Image1596569390.745471.jpg


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  14. Gabilgerat

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    Im due for sure, last decent buck I killed with a bow was almost 10 years ago, Ive passed on a bunch of 110
    ' bucks waiting on sumthin bigger, going to Missouri the first week of Nov this fall to up My opportunities
     
  15. Junior

    Junior Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Signed up & ready to go! Lets get this season rockin! Plots are in &coming up for the most part... have a few i will be aiming for hopefully should there be a "chance meeting "[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. bowhunter448

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    Season opens up on Monday. I'll be out on the mountains Sunday night.
     
  17. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    So....when does sign up close and the real smack talk start?????
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    LOL...nevermind it is in the rule thread....newb mistake.
     
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  19. foodplot19

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    Great pic's!! I have a couple, maybe even 3 I'll be chasing this season. No pic's yet but if they show up I'll be chasing whatever comes by.
     
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    S.McArthur Die Hard Bowhunter

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