My annual goals thread.....

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  1. mobow

    mobow Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well, I guess it's that time of year. Archery season is a scant 45 days away for me, and I saw a couple small bucks in the beans this evening. And besides that, buckeye threatened to ball kick me if I didn't start a thread, so here is my annual "What are your goals for this year" ....

    Mine are pretty much the same this year, except that I really want my son to shoot his first bow kill this year.....My best hunting buddy needs a buck, and a young friend of mine at the shop needs his first as well.

    For myself.....I've had several people ask me for deer this year, so I'm goin on my doe killing rampage. I want to shoot 6 does, and another buck. Pretty much the same goal as last year, a nice 8 point or better. He doesn't necessarily have to be bigger than last, but I'll shoot him if he is.

    So, what say ye? What do you want to accomplish this year, as far as kills are concerned?
     
  2. Tony

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    tagging out with my bow ..... 1 buck and 2 doe.....

    oh yeah, NYS was nice enough to take 4 days off our season so the season can start on a Saturday :rant:

    We ere supposed to have our season moved to October 1st ..... but now it has moved the other way:rant:
     
  3. Dr Andy

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    I wanna meet the big 8-pointer with the drop tine whos sheds I found this spring
    See pic in avatar! He's got a drop tine on the left side!
     
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    To shoot a buck so big that I won't know what to do.... And in the heat of the "hero shots"... Sit down indian style and gaze into his big fat gnarly rack in a trance like zone for photos oblivious and not caring about how big of a donny wannabe and complete and total tool bag I look like. :cool:
     
  5. mobow

    mobow Die Hard Bowhunter

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    We all have to have goals, and if I were to pick some, those sound pretty good to me! Man, you know you want to! Just put on your big boy pants and DO IT!!!
     
  6. Matt / PA

    Matt / PA Weekend Warrior

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    -A doe and at least a decent legal 2yr old buck in PA with my recurve or longbow. I'm not picky.:deer:

    and then:

    -A buck in Illinois who doesn't know he's being watched named "Left Turn".
    I hope my taxidermist can explain the name choice to him. :d
     
  7. jmbuckhunter

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    A buck and a doe or 2 in the neighborhood.

    And big old narly non-typical in IL along with a few does and maybe even another buck.:cool:

    And maybe even put a couple of friends on some good bucks.;)
     
  8. Josh/OH

    Josh/OH Die Hard Bowhunter

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    2 does and a buck worthy of the gas $ for a trip to the taxi :d
     
  9. Mo_bowhnter

    Mo_bowhnter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I guess with my screename comes that damn monkey on my back.:bash: My goal for this year, like it has been the past few is to shoot a respectable buck (i.e. 80" or better will do).

    Don, did you shoot that bad boy last year before or after you changed your screename?

    Dang buckeye maybe I would have been better off if someone did steal my username...I think it might be cursed.:confused: :d
     
  10. atlasman

    atlasman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My goals for this year are to secure the new house and property I am currently after as fast as possible. Tomorrow I go visit the neighbors who own the landlocked 160 acres my 5 will share a line with. If all goes well I will have all that outside my back door and another 200 of private farms within 5 minutes.........and my wife gets a nice house to go with it :cool: We shall see.


    I have no hunting goals for myself this year other then to hunt as much as I can and have fun with family and friends. What I would like to see is dad get another nice buck with his gun.........it's been awhile.
     
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    Tony........let's just face the cold hard facts.......NYSDEC is a joke.


    You will see an early ML season before archery goes to 10-1 (just a prediction) That will screw the state up even worse then it is now so it must be near the top of their "to do" list. :bash:
     
  12. mobow

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    Matt, I killed my buck before I requisitioned my name change. Keep with it brother, you'll make it happen. Hunt smart and you'll be there.
     
  13. Tony

    Tony Legendary Woodsman

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    Agreed ..... they have expanded the antler restriction proagram in some areas ..... it will be interesting to see where that all ends up ...:confused:
     
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    Steve and I both shoot great bucks and get it all on film!!!!but the iceing on the cake would be if we do it early and not go down to the last minute for once!! Walt
     
  15. AF HUNTER RET

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    That's easy. My goal is a nice buck. My dream is 2 bucks and 2 does.
     
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    Bols Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Hunt.
     
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    The goal is to tag 3 good Bucks in 3 states this year, have drawn on quite a few the last couple seasons but not droped a string on anything. So in reality I will be tickled to get one good one, I will have more time on my DIY out of state hunts this year. But the big goal is to just have a good time hunting with family this season.
     
  18. Schultzy

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    My goals are going to be tough to accomplish but thats usually the way I go about my bow hunting. I would like to double up this year on P&Y animals. One P&Y bear and one P&Y buck. Its a long shot but what the heck, should be challenging!!;)
     
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    Well #1 on my list is to see my son sucessful. #2 id like to kill my first p&y WITHOUT a firearm :confused:
    and C. have fun as usual. take several Does out. And sit Indian style in front of Deer :cool: I was going to do this in turkey season, but forgot :d
     
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    Did you need to open the dictionary to discover the meaning of this word??? :confused:
     

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