Team 16 - The Xtreme Dirt Nap Boyz

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

  1. Russ morton

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    Looks like a couple more days of this hellish weather and then we're in for a decent cooling off and back to normal fall temps. Thinking about a Friday afternoon trip back up to WI public. If we can dodge the squirrel shooters and sneak past the crossbow killas we may actually spot a living, breathing whitetail deer before it's all said and done.
     
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    Bring your Kevlar this time
     
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    I seriously feel like I needed it last weekend. I've never experienced anything like that in my life.
     
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    @Justin

    10/10, would recommend
    I loved every bitter word you wrote. I think you should make this your thing - being the defeated, discouraged bowhunter.
     
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    Here's an update on my season:

    My attempt at getting a velvet buck was unproductive. Most of my properties setup to for either very aggressive hunts in bedding, or very passive hunts on field edges. I elected for a lot of field edge setups, and didn't get much action. My yellowing soybeans just couldn't compete with all the acorns, apples, plums, mushrooms, etc. that's currently available. I believe they'll be relevant again in a few weeks, though.

    I just decided on a last minute trip. In mid October, Mark Kenyon and I will be canoeing into the boundary waters of Minnesota. The deer density is really low, and bowhunting is tough. We'll be there for about a week, but still plan to shoot the first thing that walks by. It'll be more about the adventure, and less about the hunt. It'll be kind of liberating having standards so low that any whitetail is a shooter.
     
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    I have been listening to Marks podcast the last few months, good stuff.
     
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    You should checkout Wired to Hunt's Rut Radio! I'm the baritone host, Spencer, and Justin is a regular guest with Illinois reports.
     
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    Good luck up there! You guys should reach out to Fitz for some advice. He lives and hunts in Ely so he knows the area and the style of hunting pretty well. He also sees about 5 deer a year up there so I hope you boys are in for some long sits. There are some good bucks around though if you can get onto one.
     
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    My reports usually go something like this.

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    Happy to report the backstop works sighting in a slider sight, forgot to reset my pin and shot my 50 yrd setting at 20 yrds. Got about 12" of penetration.

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    I actually liked and borrowed your idea. I had two extra stall mats laying around and set them up similar to your idea. Thank you
     
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    I listen to wired to hunt and the hunting public pod casts here at work. I really enjoy them and learn a lot from them. These last few weeks have drug butt. Im ready for season and happy to see your updates. Im glad some of yall have made it into stands. other than the 3 legged doe and her fawns that stay on my property I don't generally see deer moving until it gets cold. But they haven't been taking crops down until late. This year they are already harvesting so I may see them earlier.
     
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    Does anyone archery hunt PA? My daughter lives there during school and wants me to come up there and take her hunting. I see a $101.00 non resident hunting permit, that has an antlered only tag with it? And that you have to apply for an antlerless tag separately am I reading that right? I'd like to get my ducks in a row to try to get up there several weekends this fall to take her out.
     
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    I just saw hunt in pa and decided to check out this post. I’ve lived and hunted in pa my whole live and you are correct on having to apply for doe permits. Unfortunately they start accepting applications in July I believe and a lot of the zones are already sold out. Not sure where you were thinking of hunting but might be hard getting a doe tag. I know if you have a buck tag you can use it to shoot a doe in the late flintlock season.


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    If you go to pawildlifeliscense.com there should be a map of different zones and a list of what zones still have tags left. It’s pretty slim pickings. If she’s back here to school next year non residents can apply middle of July I believe. Should easily be able to get one then. A lot of zones made it through 3 rounds before they ran out.


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    Pa.wildlifelicense.com
    Spelled it wrong in prior reply


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    Good luck if you get to WI today. There is enough wind today to possible keep the mosquitoes at bay.
     
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    Shes 13 and just starting to get really interested in hunting. Theres a bunch of land on the mountain behind her grandparents that we can hunt. We may have to pound it here in ohio when ever we can. Thanks for the info.
     
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    I'm headed up this afternoon for a sit in the same spot I was in last weekend. Gonna be windy on top of that hill but it looks like the wind is going to die down pretty nicely the last hour before dark. I'm hoping a windy Friday will keep the other guys out of the woods and falling temps and skyrocketing pressure will have the deer on their feet. I felt like I was in a good spot last weekend it was just the wrong day. We'll see if tonight proves my theory or not.
     
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