Team 16 - The Xtreme Dirt Nap Boyz

Discussion in '2018 Deer Contest' started by Bronson, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Justin

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    Good morning fellas! Sorry I've been tardy as of late. Spent a few days chasing speed goats in Wyoming with Mr. DeCroo and his posse but was unable to connect. Day 1 I nicked the blind on an 18 yard chip shot, then bottom of the 9th on the last morning I skimmed one off the belly of a nice buck at 45 yards. Just couldn't seem to catch a break! Had a blast though. Can't wait to get back next year. If you guys are looking for a great Western hunt that won't break the bank and you'll see an absolute PILE of animals an antelope hunt is the way to go.

    Anywho - if nobody else wants to step up to be Captain I'll assume the duties. I'm generally on here every day during work hours anyways.
     
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    Blarney22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Sounds like you still had a blast. It's on my bucket list to get after an antelope with my bow some day.
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    Thanks Justin for taking on the captain duties! If I had at least a year under my belt in the contest I would have gladly stepped up and taken on being captain. So let's have some fun and win this one! Now how about a name? I like your original thought of Xtreme Buck Slayer Coalition or Xtreme Dirt Nap Boyz. Any other ideas out there? Sounds like you had a good hunt. Great experience, not always about the killing.

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    I had a blast in Wyoming with JZ and the guys.JZ is right, you will see apile of animals and Bighorn Outfitters is a must do if you ever want to chase antelope. Mule deer, elk and whitetails for the matter. I like Xtreme Dirt Nap Boyz of the two.
     
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    Ok so I stepped up and ordered a fourth arrow arm and upgraded my camera, way upgraded (dont tell my wife)! Funny how seeing a big deer makes you spend money! Maybe that buck is my momma's way of sending me a sign. I set out a few more cameras and will be checking them this weekend. Hopefully I'll get some shots of him. I've been watching the fields from the farm driveway but haven't seen him. However there is an awesome 10 point around 165 out there that I would be hard pressed to pass even after seeing that giant. Who am I kidding, if I see that giant one time while in the stand I'll have tunnel vision the rest of the season! Got a great surprise this weekend though, my hunting buddy (you know the one who stole the world record from me) daughter came in for a visit from Germany! I appreciate her service to our country but dang I miss hearing her and my daughter in the house! Can these dog days of summer go any slower?!!! Y'all have a blessed week!
     
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    C0wb0yChris Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Can't wait to see those deer pictures Bronson!

    Dove season comes in on Saturday for NC and I will continue the tradition by bringing in the seasons with a little dove hunting. If yall have never been dove hunting, I would highly recommend trying it! If yall think bowhunting is challenging, dove season will both help humble any seasoned shooter and help focus/control shot placement. Having a little softball sized bird fly by you at 55 mph is a blast!

    As for the update on my deer season plans, I have 3 cameras out on public right now in ( I hope ) areas that buck should frequent during early season so I can get a good inventory of what is exactly there. I haven't even step foot on our private farm this year so I'm a little behind in regards to finding what oaks are producing this year at that farm. But deer patterns are fairly consistent there so i'm confident I can get on a deer early/mid/later season there.

    Hope everyone's preseason is going well too! I CAN'T WAIT FOR COOLER TEMPS.
     
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    Awesome Chris. I am looking forward to trying dove hunting one day. Have fun buddy!
     
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    bry2211 Weekend Warrior

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    I’m on the road headed to KY for the season opener. This time tomorrow I’ll be in the stand!


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    Good luck!

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    Any luck?


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    Bow season opens this Saturday for NC. I can’t wait! Trying to sort out exactly what the wind will be and where I want to hunt


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    I didn’t connect this weekend. It was a lot of fun but exhausting. Getting stands hung in 90 degree weather in the hills of KY is no joke. They have hollers there!

    My uncle had an opportunity at a doe and was going to take it but she has a little one with her and she still has spots then momma started cleaning the baby. He didn’t have the heart to pull the trigger. I don’t blame him.

    We started a relationship with the owner of the cabin we stayed in that will be very beneficial down the road and started a new tradition. We will be back down sometime this year.


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    Russ morton Weekend Warrior

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    Hello TEAM 16,
    I was informed by Brad that I have been assigned to your team as an alternate.
     
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    Welcome aboard Russ! Glad to have you as part of the baddest ass, deer-killingest bunch of guys on this forum.

    We got 5 inches of rain or so over the weekend so needless to say I didn't do much in the way of hunting prep. Did manage to check a couple trail cameras on Sunday but nothing exciting to report. My "main" farm has a pile of young deer on it this year but only one deer that's 4 years old. He's probably in the 145"-150" range so he's worth chasing but nothing that I'm super excited about.

    Hoping to get out next Sunday to my lease for a final mowing of the alfalfa/clover/chicory plot and one last trail camera check before the season comes.

    The weekend after that I'll be up in WI trying out some public land hunting for a couple days. Hoping to have the opportunity to at least put a doe on the ground early season. We'll see how that goes.
     
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    What county will you be public land hunting in WI Justin?
     
  17. Russ morton

    Russ morton Weekend Warrior

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    I have some good young ones running around.
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  18. Justin

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    Still debating exactly where we want to go. It will either be Rock, Green, Lafayette or Iowa. Looking to get us some of them CWD-positive deer. I hear they're easier to kill and taste great.
     
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    Close to home, makes sense. Come get all the CWD deer you want, we have plenty.
     
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    What part of WI are you in?
     

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