***Official Live From the Stand Thread 2021

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Swamp Stalker, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. cls74

    cls74 Legendary Woodsman

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    They do have one, not many permits available, more down your way than up here but they are regulated and huntable now for a few years.

    I might try for one this year, think application is $5 nonrefundable and permit costs more if drawn.


    https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/trapping/Pages/Bobcat-Hunting-and-Trapping.aspx
     
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  2. Shocker99

    Shocker99 Grizzled Veteran

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    I did know about this. I must have forgotten. Im definitely going to try. Ive had more opportunities to kill a bobcat than turkey during my deer hunting this year. Thats a problem. Could have killed at least 4
     
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  3. cantexian

    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    Switch it up, go sit the spot I was in this morning.
     
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    bucksnbears Grizzled Veteran

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    Nice job VTW!. Late season kill stories are great.
     
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  5. LittleChief

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    I plan on it tomorrow afternoon.

    Thats actually one of my go-to spots. It’s a good one sometimes. Other times you can sit there and see nothing.
     
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  6. MUDSHARK

    MUDSHARK Grizzled Veteran

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    great buck VT, congrats.

    nice little write up ALSO!!!!

    I LIKE READING OR LISTENING TO THE STORY ON THE KILL , MISS, OR CLOSE CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. LittleChief

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    I’m back up in the same tree I was in yesterday.

    Here’s hoping something moves here this morning.
     
  8. jonderrs7

    jonderrs7 Weekend Warrior

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    good luck to everyone with a season left!!!
     
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    wl704 Legendary Woodsman

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    Out the bathroom window this morning... 20220124_082330.jpeg
     
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  10. Westfinger

    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats!
     
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  11. LittleChief

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    I’ve seen 12 does this morning. Four going north at 70 yards, 5 going south at 100 yards and the three that just came in behind me almost right to the base of the tree.

    That didn’t work out well. Once these Wattensaw deer get in close and go on alert it’s over, and even though I told myself there was still a chance it was indeed over.

    The lead doe looked me over three times but didn’t bust out. Mossy Oak Treestand works really well here this time of year. It also helped that I am 33 feet up.

    They started to go back the way they came and I tried to get my bow. That’s when the third doe I didn’t know was there bolted.

    Game over.
     
  12. dmax4me

    dmax4me Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Sorry to hear it didn't work out. At least your seeing deer today.
     
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  13. LittleChief

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    If the wind had been out of the SW like the lying Weather Channel said it would be I would have a doe on the ground. :lol:
     
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    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    Politicians and weather man; only time you can be wrong more often than you are right and still keep a job. :lol:
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    LC hunting these deer down for like 5 months. All gas no brakes. I love it.
     
  16. LittleChief

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    On another note, since it’s 62 degrees this afternoon I wore my lighter gear. I left my gloves in my other jacket and I have none with me.

    First time ever hunting with no gloves at all.

    It feels weird.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Live it up LC. Sounds like you are having a blast.
     
  18. LittleChief

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    I’m finally down. I’m in a GOOD spot there.

    I saw 2 bucks and 15 does. All too far away during shooting light but close enough that I was pinned in my tree for over a half hour again after dark.

    It’s only a matter of time there.
     
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  19. dmax4me

    dmax4me Die Hard Bowhunter

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    You're zeroing in Chief. Tomorrow could be the day a buck dies.
     
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  20. LittleChief

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    Not tomorrow. The wind is shifting and will be out of the NE. Every deer I saw would have winded me with that wind.

    I left my stand there and I’ll go to the other one I set up today for a NE wind.

    I’m pretty pumped about getting back in there though.

    One of the bucks I saw was a heavy horned stud. I can’t say what he would score since I only saw a side view, but I’d guess 130-140 if the right side is similar to the left. The other was about a 100” 8 point and I’d shoot him and be ecstatic right now. .
     
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