Team 18 Bad to the Bow Team Captain VanFossen

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

  1. Dashua18

    Dashua18 Weekend Warrior

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    I'm going to try it out. I've already started google earth scouting it.
     
  2. Dropshot2009

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    Dashua that picture came out great! I typically hunt in my climber around 20ft or so and my ladder stands are all at 15 I believe. I have been using a Muddy hang on and sticks and I find it to be my favorite style set up for mobility with the exception that it only gets me probably 14ft. I wish there was a way to get a single stick because they only come in a 3 pack and all the other brands like LW and XOP all come in 4 packs so you can get up a bit more

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  3. vanfossen

    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Let’s see those last couple years kills?


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  4. vanfossen

    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Here’s a lil of everything.
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  5. Bob Thomas

    Bob Thomas Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Wow! Van what broadhead did you open that doe with?


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  6. Bob Thomas

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  7. vanfossen

    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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  8. vanfossen

    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well xop climbing sticks in the mail today but it’s missing two cam straps


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    Sorry for not being around much lately. There always seems to be a lot going on this time of year. I spend a lot of time filling the freezer with perch from Lake Erie in August and September.

    I shot the best buck of my life last November (see pic). I got the mount back in April.

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  11. Bob Thomas

    Bob Thomas Die Hard Bowhunter

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  12. vanfossen

    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    What did he score?


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    164 6/8"
     
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  14. Dunn County

    Dunn County Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice work to all who got captain picked and team name chosen! Working double duty with jobs and coaching has time hard to come by. Tackle is listed in my signature. I rock Lone Wolf/sticks in mobil sets and have phased in many River's Edge ladder stands in more fixed locations. I love my Sitka, Vortex optics, and La Crosse boots. Experimenting with some different cameras this year. Slipped out last weekend and prepped one last property. had the Wicked Pole saw out for some minimal trimming which was needed since touching up in spring. 11 stands ready to rock. Plots look great as well as their shaping of entry/exits. Could use some rain though! I am only hunting WI this year and less properties than ever with 3 (change of pace). Scouting has prompted a number shooter bucks around my properties, but time will tell if they end up on camera/stay or move off when acorns drop/velvet flies. I've been a part of the contest for a number of years now. I have been fortunate enough to contribute many nice bucks to the best team in Bowhunting.com Contest history (back to back champs followed by a runner up year). Hoping to get back on that track!
     
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    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I’d like to be in at least the top 3


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    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I hope amazon burns!!!


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  17. Bob Thomas

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    Top three? I want first place!!!

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    Local sporting goods store had a big sale last night. Picked up a few more stealth cams for a steal. Hopefully I'm able to get them placed on the lease tomorrow.
     
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    vanfossen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Should be getting a couple alternates any day now to give us 12 peeps. Tomorrow morning pulling cards so stand by for rack photos


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  20. Dropshot2009

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    Going into the woods today after work to put a lifeline in and hang a camera. Actually hung this stand because Google Earth shows when everything else dies off, this small patch stays green which to me could mean bedding. When I hung the stand I actually realized it overlooks a small wild blueberry patch so hopefully this pays off! Last time I was in there I laid some corn for pictures and put in a mock scrape 20 yards from the stand with Code Blue Rack Rub and Code Blue Buck Urine but forgot to put up the camera. Lets hope it pays off!

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