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

  1. Dropshot2009

    Dropshot2009 Weekend Warrior

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    I will be getting out tomorrow as well. There is some public property on my road I used to hunt quite a bit but it is all heavily used walking trails. Havent been in a couple of years to this particular piece but it used to be a farm and there is a big overgrown pasture with a strip of timber about 40 yards wide that seperates it from a working farm (private) with some kind of ag fields and connects two small blocks of timber that I have a gut feeling they bed in. Hopefully it plays out well! Good luck team!

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  2. Dunn County

    Dunn County Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Lots of shooters popping up on camera. On one property, there are 2 bucks I would take and 3 others that will be hard to pas (1 has a broken brow so that may save him). I hunted 4 sits last weekend (Saturday/Sunday). Saturday PM I saw 6 bucks and saw 2 shooters (tall narrow 10 and another I couldn't fully ID as he came in real late). No shot opportunities on either. Sunday was slower. I will be pulling all dayers Fri/Sat/Sun this weekend. Good luck all!
     
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  3. Bob Thomas

    Bob Thomas Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Whats going on team? I've been working a lot. Supposed to rain the next few days but Monday looks good. Going to help a buddy put up a ladder stand in a few minutes. Sunday I'm going to check out a spot I found earlier and I may prep a tree or two. Hope all is well with all of you!
     
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    I sat out yesterday and it was a really nice afternoon. I was sitting on sone DNR property and I saw a doe come out behind me and instead of working her way towards me she headed out onto some private property, I guess thats why its called hunting. If this rain holds off I will try getting out tonight. My friend called me yesterday (he hunts about 5 miles away) and told me he saw 5 does in the field he was sitting on and at last light a buck came in and started pushing one of the does around. Things are heating up! Good luck

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    I'm going out this weekend to hunt. Temps will be in the 40s in the morning and as of now, no rain. The only issue is I don't have a spot that works well with a south wind and that's what I'm looking at. I'm hoping my heavy scent control and being 30 ft up in a tree will help. The winds will be light (>5mph gusts) so I'm banking on the fact that being so high will take my scent up instead of out. My main spot is good about carrying scent up.
     
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  6. vanfossen

    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I’ve got one more day of work then off 6. Gonna try the other farm 1 or 2 days then back to the other.


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    I’ve been ML hunting this week. Seen plenty of doe and fork horns. No big bucks. Got this guy showing up on my Bow Lease now.


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    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Same thing goes for me all little bucks


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    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    He’s still in the area [​IMG]


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    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My virgin set is 60 yards from where that photo was and in between 3 bedding areas


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    That’s a big ol buck! Hope you get him.


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    Saw 5 deer , 4 I know weredoes, pretty depressing, no bucks, no chasing, no grunting, just watched squirrels building a nest


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    I pulled into the farm here I Missouri at noon today. Between noon at 1 we saw 5 deer running around the field chasing eachother around.. A couple being doe. 1 shooter buck and a couple smaller basket 8s. Took the ranger down the road and pulled into the field and saw 2 more small bucks. I made it to the stand and had a spike and a fork come in looking for a doe at about 2pm. An hour before dark I had 3 doe directly underneath my stand and made their way back deep into the woods. Right at last light I had a 5 point come in and held me in the stand a little after dark before I was able to get down without spooking him.

    Seems like things are getting interesting out here. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

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    Well I had the call to go to Missouri to hunt today. My wife called me before I left and said something was wrong with our little boy. Long story short he got bit by something on the hand. They think a copperhead or brown recluse spider. They admitted him to the hospital so we’ll be here for a few days. He’s starting to perk up a little bit still very sore and very tired.

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    Oh No, I hope he heals quickly, Prayers for you all.
     
  17. Bob Thomas

    Bob Thomas Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Oh no! Poor guy! I hope he gets well quick! Praying for you guy's.
     
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    Has anyone had any luck with deer tracking dogs? I stuck a buck this morning and had good blood for a few hundred yards and we decided to play it safe and stopped. I got a hold of a tracker that's supposed to be coming up here this evening.

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    I've never used one but I understand they are awesome. How was the shot?
     
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    Hey Sooner I hope your son heals up quickly. As for the tracking dogs I have no experience because here in good old Massachusetts, the use of tracking dogs, along with just about everything else is illegal.

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