Team Juan

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

  1. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My entire fishing career has been in Michigan on inland lakes, rivers, and the great lakes, fished every great lake other than Ontario and Superior. I got big into bass fishing about 7 years ago when I met a guy at work who is a die hard bass guy. He has a real nice Ranger so we go out all the time on his boat. My Pb largemouth is only around 4 lb and same with smallies. Me and my buddy had our best year ever on the Detroit river for walleye, limited out 6 of 7 trips with four people. We also won our first walleye tournament up on Lake Charlevoix which was cool. Caught my first steelhead on the river this year jigging and also fished salmon with a fly for the first time. I just love how many species are available to fish in Michigan, its truly an amazing fishery.
     
  2. sycamoretwitch

    sycamoretwitch Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yeah ya all are quite spoiled with some of the diversity that you can fish for and the overall quality and quantity of smallies is incredible. I have to go wade in creeks around here to catch 15" smallmouth - it's fun but quite the hassle. I'd give anything to fish the St. Lawrence or any lake in the northern US for smallies. Done Canada once and it was majestic - just don't have to go that far north to catch emm.

    I fished a few tournaments this year - we didn't do any good but it's always a good time. Personally I prefer to have a beer near me while fishing and I just start swinging on them. Nothing about my skill screams finesse - if I'm not burning a spinner bait, I'm slow rolling a swim bait on the bottom and if I'm not doing that I'm flipping brush and if not that buzz bait or frog on the top.

    Good times!
     
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    Kfili Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Im a big bass guy too! Fish a few local tournaments out of the jon boat Stepped back this year since my daughter was born in march though. I used to love hockey but there is no mens league where Im at now. My PB bass is 9lber caught a few good ones this summer on vacation too!
     
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    Junior Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Mostly GSDs.... some of the Department's have Dutch Shepherds or Belgian Malinois was as well there's a few labs mixed in there too. I've actually started working with the DNR K9 handlers about 3 or 4 years ago. One of the DNR Best Kept Secrets LOL! I have a German Shepherd at home that I dabble in blood trailing with and a miniature pinscher who I was happy to just train some manners into LOL

    I have personally had two K9 Partners in the past. The last one I put down at 14 years old

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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Took my son out the other day and I caught this one on the "last cast". Bass fishing was my first passion. Need to fish more...I love it.[​IMG]

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  6. Junior

    Junior Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Ahhh...the infamous "last cast"! Gets a person almost every time!

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    Kfili Die Hard Bowhunter

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    We outta set up a briery creek trip...we can hunt on the WMA too...
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Didnt know Briery Creek had a wma...interesting

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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Maybe we could scout it later this month.

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  10. TheMathewsGuy

    TheMathewsGuy Weekend Warrior

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    How many of you shoot lighted nocks? I have my arrows all ready to go and am thinking about getting some, but wanted to know if it changed arrow flight in any way? I don't want to have to tinker anymore. Plus, if I add the nocks, I'm losing almost 1.5% FOC. Thoughts?

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  11. TheMathewsGuy

    TheMathewsGuy Weekend Warrior

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    Also, I'm sitting in the blind Saturday morning for our opener! We've had a steady stream of does in almost every morning and a nice 2.5-3 year old 8 point. I have high hopes! MFDC1724-1.jpeg

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  12. Junior

    Junior Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice! Good luck! That bucks looks like he has some really nice dark colored head gear!

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    TheMathewsGuy Weekend Warrior

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    He does! Not quite chocolate, but much darker than any I've seen before!
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    Junior Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have used lighted nocks with my compound bow and those babies have saved me some major tracking time in a few cases. Basically where i dont get the pass through shot, the deer runs with the arrow sticking out yet and then falls over a short time later. I have been able to see the lighted nock in the woods as dusk and skip the tracking. My arrows were weight forward so there wasnt much impact on the flight (pulling 55 lbs) but thats definable something you want to play with before you hit the stand.

    Now shooting a cross bow, a lighted nock is almost a must to confirm the impact location.

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    TheMathewsGuy Weekend Warrior

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    I've shot them for the last few years. I just don't know that I want to lose the FOC. I don't know which benefit I want more.
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  16. sycamoretwitch

    sycamoretwitch Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I shoot a fairly old Diamond Black Ice bow. Not a really nice rig by any means - shoot with lighted nocks and just let errr fly. I’m really not too worried about it.
     
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    wibowhntr Weekend Warrior

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    Not really... pretty much enjoy anything in the outdoors. Once hunting season is done I am usually out scouting and glassing planning for the next year.

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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    My hobbies are my three kids and wife. She is a college basketball coach and all my kids are into something. Besides bow hunting and my family I am a pretty boring guy. Lol. I pour everything I have into my job, bow hunting, and my family. I also like vanilla ice cream.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Good luck to anyone hitting the woods this weekend!
     
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    I am down!
     

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