Green Mountain Hunters Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by 802bowlife, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. CooperH

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    Another VT hunter here, glad to see some fellow Vermonters on here, hopefully this thread stays.
     
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    Shot this 4 pt. Monday morning, my first buck with my bow, 8th deer I've shot here in Vermont. upload_2017-10-11_15-58-48.png
     
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    solid job filling your first bow buck tag!
     
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    802bowlife Weekend Warrior

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    VT cruising coyote.

     
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    October 6 - night before the VT archery opener 'Biggie' cruising.

     
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    October 10 - 'Biggie' up close - 14 yards from my stand - one of the two evenings I couldn't hunt last week because of work. Teasing me!

     
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    Agreed! Another VT Bowhunter here! Chittenden County area, but hunt several surrounding states too. How you guys been making out this season? I'm packing my bags on Wednesday night, heading down to the Berkshires for the upcoming weekend! I've been chomping at the bit to get out, but decided to be patient this year and wait for the right timing.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Rangerdan Weekend Warrior

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    Now that's a nice looking deer! Looks like a 3 and a half year old. I would put Biggie smalls down as a two and a half year old.
     
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    802bowlife Weekend Warrior

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    I am feeling the same regarding their ages for sure. that big giant 8 I have ive been calling 'Jeremiah Johnson' cause he clearly a buck living up in the mountains, in VT a buck of this caliber and age (could be 4/4.5) doesn't survive off of pure luck. He is a smart one for sure. I really hope to catch him slipping but will gladly take 'Biggie' as well!
     
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    802bowlife Weekend Warrior

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    ive seen a small four and spike horn multiple times but elected to pass the 4pt at this point and obvi cannot take the spike nor would I want too. I have been only hunting with the correct conditions so far but hasn't broughten me that big nanny doe yet. it seems every sit I take im about 100 yards or less from where I should be, cameras are teasing me.
     
  12. Rangerdan

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    I know the feeling! We've all been there. Camera's provide good information, but other than that, I like to take a slower approach and use my knowledge of the topography & terrain to determine where those bucks will show up. Don't be afraid to move your stand based on the information you've gathered from the stand! Its a hard choice to make sometimes, but; "no risk-no reward"! Good for you, waiting on the right winds & conditions...and passing up on Bucks...wish more Vermonters would let the little guys walk. Last season I ate tag soup, got my fill of does and a buck in NY, but let several smaller bucks walk in VT, don't we all want to wrap our hands around a +130" VT buck? Keep up the good work and I'll have m fingers crossed that all your hard work will pay off, when the time is right!
     
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    I have a nice Summit I use a lot to move around the land I hunt, as well as a few permanent sets, so that I can attack it according to weather conditions and thermals as well as how the land lays. this is my 4th year hunting the property and taken a doe every year off of it and took a 2.5 the first year I hunted it on the last day of muzzy season so I have a good understanding for the land. I run cameras for the fact I love getting wildlife photos but don't put tons and tons of stock into them because as the season and leaves change so do deer and i'm not driving myself crazy trying to use just cameras to pattern deer. Hah if we don't let the little ones walk how will we ever get a chance at 100'+ bucks! hoping to catch up to one eventually. i have 8 legals bucks on this one property but only would take 2 maybe 3 of them.
     
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