First time in the contest...pointers?

Discussion in '2013 Bowhunting.com Deer Contest' started by VA Bowbender, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. VA Bowbender

    VA Bowbender Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Like I said this will be the first time I've been in the contest. I thought it might be fun to try although I've never thought of hunting as a competitive sport.
    Other than checking in on what others have posted and logging in deer seen, missed,shot or killed what else do I need to know?
    Last season I got a picture of the deer below. I think this will be a P&Y world class spike. I hope to get more pictures of this deer to see if he's changed from last year. If not this is the deer ill be after because his genetics must end. Beside I think he looks cool and unique. This is not to say that I won't shoot any deer that comes into range.

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  2. buckeye

    buckeye Grizzled Veteran

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    Just to study up on the BBK and try your best to emulate.

    Good luck sir.
     
  3. purebowhunting

    purebowhunting Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Stay involved and have fun. Its just bragging rights, a chance to meet great people.
     
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    Pointers IMO, hunt how you hunt, shoot what you shoot, enjoy your team with a little trash talking....and have fun!
     
  5. Lester

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    This contest is unique and I think there is a reason that BIG is not in the name. This isn't about who is shooting the biggest bucks but more about the interaction with your team and the others. Good luck this season and have fun with the contest. Bye the way that is a cool looking deer :)
     
  6. frantic29

    frantic29 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I think the biggest thing is don't change how you hunt just for points. Last year I had it in my head that I wanted a 140"+ deer. I based this off what I was seeing on my trail cams and hearing about from surrounding farmers and I had meat in the freezer from a side of beef we bought so I wasn't really in need of meat, not just because I was in a contest. When it came down to it I believe EHD got the best of the bucks around and I was only able to pony up 50 points on a doe. But I don't really think my team mates cared because I was active and checked in a regular basis. This year will be different. I need meat in the freezer. It wasn't in the cards for us to buy a side this summer also on my main place to hunt I have seen nothing in the way of bucks. So unless something drastically changes this fall I am going to go out shoot the biggest bodied animals I can and if they have something nice on their head then great.
     
  7. in da woods

    in da woods Grizzled Veteran

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    read the rules. be absolutely sure you take 2 pics with you, yourr bow, and the deer in both pics
     
  8. Dawn Assassin

    Dawn Assassin Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Learn how to score a rack. this is a first for me at scoring other contest ive been in u just count the points. i think this is the easiest way
     
  9. Sticknstringarchery

    Sticknstringarchery Grizzled Veteran

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    Just hunt and let the point fall where they may. Enjoy the interaction with your team.
     
  10. Beagle001

    Beagle001 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    As everyone said, enjoy yourself. I've become really good friends with a lot of guys I got teamed with over the years. Plus, next year when you're on a new team, you'll have other people to cheer on (or smack talk)
     
  11. iHunt

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    1. Sign up
    2. Interact with team
    3. Kill deer
    4. Make teaser thread to annoy people
    5. Post 2 pics on team thread and scorecard thread
    6. Sit back and watch how things unfold
    7. Talk trash about next year

    :D:
     
  12. jlbmarine

    jlbmarine Weekend Warrior

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    I wouldnt get caught up in your genetics post...... That isnt bad genetics.... Thats like saying you or i have bad genetics because your toes are shorter than mine.... Although i have to say, i have pretty nice toes..... Ask a biologist and get thier opinion.... Most "mutations" or irregular racks are caused by diet, not genetics.... Look up the condition know as "foundering".... Hunt deer for the hunt, not the prize and recognition....
     
  13. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Stay active on your team thread...such a fun experience to share stories with others and interact with how hunting seasons are going all around. (trash talk when possible...but only at Preacher Tony :) haha! )
     
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    Umpire Jim Weekend Warrior

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    It's cool to be involved with your team mates and compare rut activity amongst all parts of the country. Great support and really camaraderie is the key. Just check in and enjoy
     
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    Have fun!
     
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    Dont ask about being captain before teams are picked... lol
     
  17. jvanhees

    jvanhees Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Just a good time to meet some ppl on the site, talk strategies, cheer eachother on, trash talk, etc. You'll enjoy it.
     
  18. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    gonna be my first year in the contest on here too! lookin forward to getting to know a lot of you guys better! I've definitely enjoyed my time on here so far!
     
  19. BRVRY

    BRVRY Weekend Warrior

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    Same here! Excited!!
     
  20. dawg007

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    First off welcome to all the first timers! I say just keep the chat going even if you do not get a deer. Motivate your team and help each other with tips and all. You might be shocked on what some of the guys do while in the stand. LOL
     

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