Team 20 - Hard Nock Life

Discussion in '2017 Bowhunting.com Deer Contest' started by greatwhitehunter3, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. TheHardWoods913

    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Hard Nock Life here as well....

    Junior sorry to hear about the bear, it happens though. Happened to me 4 years ago and never got to recover it either, it was a horrible feeling! Especially when I was following a blood trail a blind man could follow for over 600 yards until it just stopped! I'm headed up north to a buddies property in Lancaster, NH for opening day of bear season there. I will be in the car on Aug 30th driving up, the 31'st we'll just be shooting and prepping all the bait for the bait sites. Bad thing is we can't start the bait until opening day, so we will be in there at first light on the 1st to fill the bait sites then head back in the afternoon for an evening sit. I am not going to be too picky on this hunt since I only will have limited time to hunt up there, but I am certainly looking forward to it!

    The unimaginable thing happened also to me and I blew my bow up last week! I'm disgusted! Never have dry fired a bow in 15 years, until last weekend. Adjust my peep while shooting in my yard and drew it back quick to see if it was better and my hand was sweaty from being so hot and I shoot a hand held thumb release...well it slipped in my hand from the sweat and my natural reaction was to grab it and it went off and released the string. Still hard to even type. I dropped it off at the shop to have it fixed but it will def not be ready for the bear hunt. I'll be using my old helim if I can get it set up and dialed in in time or my buddy is going to let me use one of his brand new Prime bows that he has dialed in perfect. Just so bummed out still I can't believe I did such a stupid thing!
     
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  2. TheHardWoods913

    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great buck also, he's a stud!!! My buck last year had a similar tine/beam growing out of his main beam also. Your buck has a good 25" on mine, but reminds me of mine with that cool tine! I hunt public land and this guy was an old brute and really got my heart pumping! Taxidermist aged him at 6 1/2, basically had no teeth left! He was dogging a doe hard and I somehow grunted him in and snort wheezed him to 18 yards, mouth open breathing heavy and drooling....it was awesome!

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    Here's the similar beam like yours has...
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  3. okie_flinger

    okie_flinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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  4. greatwhitehunter3

    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

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    Anyone on the team ever made a mock scrape by bringing in a small tree or adding tree branches to a post in the middle of a food plot?
     
  5. Junior

    Junior Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Wow...bummer on the bow! Good luck on the hunt!!

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    Junior Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Awesome buck!!

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  7. Josh Reed

    Josh Reed Weekend Warrior

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    No I haven't. I have been thinking about trying this year. I read a great write up on this sight awhile back
     
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    Junior Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Done mock scrapes before but not by this method

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  9. kennyg

    kennyg Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Gander mountain is about closed by me and they had 4 mock scrape trees on clearance. I didn't see how much


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    kennyg Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I can't seem to find the "live from the stand " posts for this season


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  11. okie_flinger

    okie_flinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Probably not live yet...


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    kennyg Die Hard Bowhunter

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    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

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    Gave it a try last night. Couldn't find a cedar to use for this year but we'll see how it goes. Camera set on video mode over it.[​IMG]

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    Bradleyprejean87 Weekend Warrior

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    I did last year and had pretty good success... during our rut it brought in 3 bucks for 2 weeks that I had never had pics of before along with our normal bucks that lived on the property the whole time... You can see i added a branch to an existing tree and made a mock scrape under it [​IMG]
     
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    Bradleyprejean87 Weekend Warrior

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    my vote is for Hard Nock Life as well!

    Sorry about the bear recovery also! I had a bad year last year with deer recoveries but this year I have my Blue Lacy Trained up and she is just itching to go track a real deer finally! I have had one before in the past and we found 54 Deer in a matter of 3 years for people all across our state, Mississippi as well as Illinois! I'll try to get pics of my pups up soon!
     
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    Bradleyprejean87 Weekend Warrior

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    My first lacy named Tracker and my first coyote I shot with my recurve
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    One of the last bucks he found for a kid
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    The last track him and I went on together and found the little yearling
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    Now this is my new ball of fire named Graycie she itching to go tracking the real deal after many laid tracks this summer! [​IMG]

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    I do one every year. they love it. have watched a good many bucks just destroy it! here is a great 2.5 yr old scent checking it during late season. was a awesome pass! but I shot him with the cam instead! lol
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    this one is right on a gap in the egyptian wheat plot screen that boarders food plot

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  19. kennyg

    kennyg Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice shot on the coyote with the recurve. That's not easy.


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    Well have we came to an agreement on names yet?

    I sent JWD a message. I see he was last on here yesterday afternoon.
     
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