Team 9 - NINE TINES

Discussion in '2023 Deer Contest' started by MUDSHARK, Aug 28, 2023.

  1. OkieArrowSlinger

    OkieArrowSlinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Man, I have really been living vicariously thru you guys and your hunting successes so far. I got a promotion at work about 5 weeks ago which is great, but the down side is I have been working more this month than I ever have during hunting season. I haven’t been out yet which is sickening for me to be honest but I plan to as the calendar turns to November. Football and baseball is done after this week for my boys which will free up evenings and weekends more. No shooters on camera for me yet. Got a nice 3 yr old 8pt, a couple of small bucks and some does but that’s it for the last several weeks. Supposed to go look at a new place I just got permission on this week. Hopefully it turns out to be a good spot and I’ll have another option.

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  2. Logman

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    Heading out in an hour or two.
     
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  3. OkieArrowSlinger

    OkieArrowSlinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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  4. MIHOYT89

    MIHOYT89 Weekend Warrior

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    That’s awesome man, those are the best memories!


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  5. MIHOYT89

    MIHOYT89 Weekend Warrior

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    I’ve been strapped in for about an hour. Did a hang and hunt on a small wooded piece that I got permission on this summer. 3 does strolled by as I was hanging the stand so I had to hang out for a bit. Lots of does in here so I’m hoping for at least an action packed sit


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  6. MUDSHARK

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    Good luck guys.

    I'll be out in the am
     
  7. MIHOYT89

    MIHOYT89 Weekend Warrior

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    Well I made the absolute most rookie mistake that I could have tonight.

    I shot my bow midday today at 40 and 30, I was going to finish at 20 before I left the house but didn’t…yep I forgot to move my sight back to 20.

    Had a nice buck with a split g2 dogging a doe come in to 20 in a hurry. I stopped him and he faced me and I squeezed it off. There’s 2 things that could have happened, the arrow either ran down his backstrap or made its way under his ribs and hit a lung liver and guts.

    I watched him for about 100 yards and it seemed like the arrow made it under his ribs with his reaction. He ran about 40 yards stopped and walked the rest of the way so we will see in the morning.

    I’m going to hunt the same stand in the morning and take up the track around 9-9:30. I will keep you guys updated.


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  8. Suncrest08

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    Good luck man, I been there b4! Hope it works out for ya, Mine sailed over his back!!
     
  9. MIHOYT89

    MIHOYT89 Weekend Warrior

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    Appreciate it man.

    This one would have if he wasn’t quartering too. I was about 20 ft and he was right at 20. Like I said if it made it under his ribs he should be dead but only time will tel.


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    I’ll be watching to see how it unfolds, sending good ju ju your way!
     
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    Good luck Mitch. Tough break.

    I'll be following along , hopefully everything goes your way.
     
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    I didn't see anything tonight.

    Good luck @MIHOYT89 !
     
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    Update from Day one: Did not hunt the morning. Worked instead because it was a 24 hour rain which ended late afternoon. I went local for a doe. Saw 7, messed up on one at 40 yards. Instead of pulling the trigger on the Xbow, I went for the rangefinder. Well...poof...gone. Had a smaller 8 pointer at 20 yards but, not one I would shoot right now. only a 2.5-3.5 year old in PA. Tomorrow, bog woods big buck time. Temps dropped from Saturday 70 to 32 degrees in the am tomorrow. Game on.

    Oh - Found a new honey hole for doe. I'm excited for late season if I don't get one here in the fall. Found what looks an under-hunted spot loaded with enough oaks to last the winter. It is a very hard spot for hunters to want to go into and only 3 private land owners have easy access. Have to climb down a ridge, cross a stream about 6 inches high and 30 feet wide, then climb another steep ridge...walk that ridge 300-400 yards and bang...doe city!
     
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    I'll be heading out in the morning. Not sure where yet.
     
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    Did you look for blood?
     
  16. MIHOYT89

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    Yea I looked at impact and followed for about 25 yards. Not a ton which I expected being so high but also better then I expected


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    Hopefully you went under the spine, I can say one thing, the few I have shot through the backstraps I didn't find any blood on the ground, little on the arrow and meat in the broadhead with a bit of tackiness on the arrow shaft.

    Good luck on the track tomorrow
     
  18. pick00l

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    Fun morning so far. One doe and three buck. Buck at first lite looked a little small so, did not shoot


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  19. OkieArrowSlinger

    OkieArrowSlinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Good luck on the search this morning Mitch. Hope you find him! Beautiful morning here in Oklahoma. 32 degrees & calm with a hard frost in the ground. Wish I was hunting instead of working. :bigcry:
     
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    No dice guys. I tracked him about 950 yards on very little blood and no beds. Had to get in touch with a couple different property owners.


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