Team 18... Barely Legal

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  1. dcaldwell

    dcaldwell Weekend Warrior

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    Gonna get out this weekend I hope (weather permitting) but just got news that I was selected for a small quota hunt at a local state park!! Last time I was picked didn’t go well but I have more of a set plan this time! Wish me luck. Will be scouting there quite a bit over the next month or so. Wish me luck!!!


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  2. sknox8

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    I plan on going out Sunday sometime. Had a decent shooter buck show up for the first time last night. Hope he starts to come around more often.
    Wife went out tonight and had a close encounter with a bear from the ground blind. She was shaking really bad she said.
     
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  3. MnHunterr

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    So close to getting it done on a nice buck tonight. 10 minutes before last light I hear a deer coming down the trail. I immediately think buck because basically all does/fawns already filtered into the field. I get eyes on him at about 60 yards, coming right down the trail that goes by my stand at 17. He comes into roughly 35-40 and caught my scent and stops on a dime. Stood there for about 5 minutes, takes a few steps, and then blows 6-8 times. He didn't run away, just had his tail up and was kind of stomping around. Walked about 50-60 yards away and came straight back into roughly 25 yards and started grunting over and over (at this time it was too dark to shoot). Exciting end to the night.


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  4. dcaldwell

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    Sounds like it!!


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  5. MnHunterr

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    Screenshot of a trail cam video. I’ll post some of the others later. New bucks showing up all over. All at night unfortunately.


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  6. dcaldwell

    dcaldwell Weekend Warrior

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    Finally able to get out... got a big 7 pointer and his slightly smaller two. That I’m after... who else is out there tonight?


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    I was supposed to have a wedding this afternoon but some things came up... I’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid. Was with them all last week in close vicinity. 2 others I live with got tested this morning. I was sick earlier this week so I assume I’ve got it. I only had a slight cough, itchy throat, and headache for 2 days. Very minor.

    So now I get to quarantine for 2 weeks. A lot more hunting on tap for me.

    On that note, I’ll be in the stand this afternoon!


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  8. wibowhntr

    wibowhntr Weekend Warrior

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    Remember to wear blaze orange if you go out this weekend...youth gun season.

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    wibowhntr Weekend Warrior

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    Awesome encounter!

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    wibowhntr Weekend Warrior

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    Took this weekend off and the wife and I are out of town at so friends.

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    wibowhntr Weekend Warrior

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    Not good that you possibly have it, but nice that you will get to spend more time in the woods.

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    Slipped out this morning seen a couple Does. Chilled with wife around here and got garage cleaned out this afternoon.
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  13. Swamp Stalker

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    Still nothing on my end! I went out thursday, friday, and saturday morning. Didn't see anything. Still got plenty of time!!
     
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    Time for me to get serious this week. I will be in a stand a lot the next week. Supposed to get cold here in MN.

    Don’t let anyone tell you the October lull is a thing.

    We have deer to kill


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    Had a buck show back up today. Had pics of him in July but nothing since. Pretty sure he is 4 this yr. Passed him twice as a 2yr old. Seen him once last year, was to thick to get a shot. Hopefully I can get a chance at him IMG_1219.JPG
     
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    Good looking buck and I think you are right on age. Good luck chasing him.

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    Wow, what a tank!!! I hope you get a shot at him!!
     
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    I won't be out till Thursday. Rain the next two days, and I have a session with a client on Wednesday morning, then have to write a paper about it to present to my Wednesday night class. I'm using today and tomorrow to get as far ahead on my schoolwork as possible so I can be out in the woods as much as possible. I'm fairly certain once the rut hits, my honey hole spot will put me in the action.

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    Looks like a great pinch point!

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    The covid sickness has kicked in. Basically everyone in the house is sick and 3 of them tested positive. Woke up this morning without my sense of smell and taste. My head is so stuffy and I cannot stop sneezing.

    Super windy today and tomorrow. I went and did a little scouting when I got done with work this afternoon. Didn’t realize how much it affected my lungs. They were on fire while I was walking around.

    I’m basically scouting for a good tree to get a stand in for when the rut kicks in. In the swamp and just tough to find a good tree. Didn’t find what I was looking for. Gunna go out again tomorrow afternoon since it will be 20+ mph winds again.

    Gets really cold late this week so I’ll be on stand every chance I can get if I’m not too sick.


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