Team 24 Official Thread

Discussion in '2012 Bowhunting Deer Contest' started by Iowa Veteran, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Iowa Veteran

    Iowa Veteran Grizzled Veteran

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    You won't hear from me on this thread again until i have meat on the ground. We found 7 or 8 new scrapes on the property yesterday and this morning I had Speedlimit at 35 yards, but he wouldn't come out of the brush. Will be out this afternoon in a stand overlooking two scrapes and a heavily used trail coming out of two different bedding areas. Good luck to you all.
     
  2. Z7hunter

    Z7hunter Weekend Warrior

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    Went out last weekend but had no luck. The rut is coming in here, had four bucks killed between 5 people hunting with us Saturday. I'm having a rough season so far, my buddy has put 7 on the ground and i'm still looking for my first. Going back out friday and saturday, going to sit in the woods until I put something on the ground. The wind and rain has been pretty rough from hurricane sandy but its cleared up and will be rocking this weekend.
     
  3. Wesley Lofton

    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    9 days off from work. Let the rut hunting begin.
     
  4. Kristine

    Kristine Weekend Warrior

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    Good luck Wesley!

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  5. Wesley Lofton

    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well missed out on a 130-140 inch deer this afternoon. Sat all day and seen 2 small basket bucks not around 9, got winded by 1 because they came in directly upwind and behind me. Took a break at 11 and moved our stands and went for lunch. Got back in tree by 1, napped until about 3-330 ish, got cold around 430ish and decided to put my jacket on and get settled in for prime time, i was turned facing my tree and reaching to grab my bow off the hanger when i hear a twig snap, i turn and see a nice buck charging in, he spotted me right away, blew, and bolted. I felt like a jackass. Ill be back out again tomorrow, hopefully have better luck.
     
  6. Z7hunter

    Z7hunter Weekend Warrior

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    Put a doe on the ground this afternoon, finally! she's already posted. Now time to find some horn.
     
  7. Wesley Lofton

    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats Z! :woot:
     
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    Congrats Z7
     
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    Nice job Z7!
     
  11. Z7hunter

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    Went out on a last minute hunt tonight and got another doe. A guy up at the feed store wanted a deer for the freezer and I had seven out in the field and no shooter bucks in sight so I figured I get him one. Had a fun hunt.
     
  12. Gutshotem

    Gutshotem Weekend Warrior

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    Congrats Z7.

    Im on a new piece of public ground I've never hunted till this wk. Saw 5-6 smaller bucks andabout 15 doe the last two days. Had a decent buck trailing a doe and fawn at first light this am but not much actual chasing. Hopefully it heats up soon.
     
  13. MGH_PA

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    All done until late season in PA. Another crap season. Saw some small bucks including this morning, and lots of doe. Drew back on a coyote this morning, but he busted me. Will be out in two weeks with the boomstick. Keep at it guys.
     
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    dj-skyy Weekend Warrior

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    saw a monster 160+ the other day....too bad it was on the side of the road only...however, I slayed another doe 3 days ago, that's about it...
     
  15. Wesley Lofton

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    Possible buck down. Shot a little back. Letting him set, gonna track later tonight.
     
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    Good luck, Wes.
     
  17. Wesley Lofton

    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Lost the blood trail, don't want to risk jumping him. Gonna wait till morning. Don't like doing it but don't see no other option. Just hope the meat will be good and the rain holds off for a bit.
     
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    How did he react after the shot?
     
  19. Wesley Lofton

    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    He jumped and ran, turn a corner and I couldn't see him anymore. Tracked blood for 80 or so yds. Just got real spotty.
     
  20. Wesley Lofton

    Wesley Lofton Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Going for a good breakfast then heading back out to find my deer.
     

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