You're 2016 bowhunting wishes/goals

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  1. CoveyMaster

    CoveyMaster Grizzled Veteran

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    Don't forget to get it on film and along with the booya you need a good hearty fist pump and a "Smoked him" shout out.

    My goals this year
    1. Crops in and out earlier so I have more time to hunt
    2. Food plots managed better for timliness
    3. Get the new privacy screens planted
    4. Get the new Native buffer strips planted
    5. Time to re-do all my stands and add some new ones.
    6. Refurbish about three hundred acres of pasture, brush removal, cleanup, reseed to a livestock and deer nutritive blend.
    7. More quail centric food plots for 2016.
    8. Drain and plant the waterfowl marshes.
    9. Conservation management burns.
    10. Fall cover crops.
    11. Integrate 100 head of cattle into the ranch.
    12. Kill a couple deer, turkeys, ducks and geese.
    13. Predator management.
    14. Survive until 2017 :lol:
     
  2. leesanjoey

    leesanjoey Newb

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    #1 kill a buck on public land
    #2 get a turkey this season
    #3 get my girlfriend her first bow
    #4 be an accomplished bowfisher
    #5 clean ethical kills
    #6 become a better marksman
     
  3. Trevor TFO

    Trevor TFO Weekend Warrior

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    -Advance my filming skills and capture more hunts on film
    -Harvest a turkey with my bow
    -Film and call for my sister on her first turkey hunt
    -Plant 2 more food plots in new locations
    -Have an opportunity at a mature buck
    -Be safe
     
  4. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    Hunt with my Dad (he's 79) as much as possible.
    Kill a Long Beard in NC and SC with my bow
    Plant several Food Plots
    Kill a Big Buck on film (preferably this guy!)

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  5. victoryhunter

    victoryhunter Weekend Warrior

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    1. Help my wife get her first deer with a bow.
    2. I'm going to Nebraska with my Papa to hunt mule deer in September and I'd like if we both killed a nice representative buck.
    3. I want to kill a nice sika stag here in Maryland.
    4. I hope to continue my 2 year streak of killing nice Maryland whitetails and keeping the freezer full.
    5. Stretch out my range considerably and be better all around, especially when deer are in front of me.
    6. Lastly, I hope to draw a coveted lottery elk tag back home in Tennessee (wishful thinking, but someone has to win!)
     
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  6. CLG73

    CLG73 Newb

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    6x6 or bigger Mountain Bull would be fun!


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  7. Parker70

    Parker70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Going to move a few stands and I'd like to hunt them next year. Mainly I'd just like to get out with the bow more. Need to practice more too.
     
  8. Fitz

    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    My wish? MN DNR lets me shoot does.

    My goal? Put an end to this ridiculous Buck-less streak!

    I'd also love to get some wolves and moose on film for BHOD. :tu:
     
  9. Matt/TN

    Matt/TN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    1. Find more ground
    2. Get a shot a mature buck on film, and make the most of it
    3. Improve my filming skill and commitment to it during the grind of a season
    4. More B Roll and creative angles
    5. Most importantly, BE SAFE!
     
  10. dnoodles

    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

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    Sept Part 1: tag an Idaho bull elk (will "settle" for another cow)
    Sept Part 2: tag my first Wisconsin buck (QDM only)
    Oct: tag a Michigan public land buck over 130"
    Nov: tagged out and freezer full, defeat any and all Democrats

    Now that's a dream season...
     
  11. NateJR_PABOWHUNTING

    NateJR_PABOWHUNTING Weekend Warrior

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    First and foremost have a safe year of hunting. Tag a 130+ buck in PA with my bow (I'd be happy with a 120+). Buy a couple more stands and get them in the honey holes I found during rifle season and hopefully get my fiancee set up to go out archery hunting.
     
  12. Vabowman

    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Keep it fun.
    Take a nice buck, been 3 yrs for me.
    Kill at least one with my new compound
    Kill at least one with the recurve
     
  13. lgreenslade3

    lgreenslade3 Weekend Warrior

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    That's one of my lifelong hunting goals!
     
  14. Rangerdan

    Rangerdan Weekend Warrior

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    Something for the freezer and something for the wall.
    Hoping to get a buck in Vermont this year.
     
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    early in Grizzled Veteran

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    I'll be happy to get a respectable public land buck where I usually hunt here in Pa and I'm hoping to kill my first P&Y buck in Ohio next year! I'll have a really good guide.
     
  16. turkish621

    turkish621 Weekend Warrior

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    Shoot a deer when my kids are with me.
    Get my first turkey with a bow.
     
  17. AntlerAddict

    AntlerAddict BHOD Crew

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    As most of you know, that watch the BHOD videos, my #1 goal for 2015 was to help my daughter get her 1st deer. Well, this year the "Little Man", otherwise know as my son, will be hunting, so that will be my #1 goal for this Fall. Of course, his sister will be hunting again, so that's goal #2, for her to shoot her 2nd deer. Somewhere, somehow, I may find time to hunt for myself too! I guess that's goal #3, but I'm not worried about that. The kids will come 1st.
     
  18. SharpEyeSam

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    Awesome!!
     
  19. ShaneB22

    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Since I got my first deer which was a doe last season, I'm going for a buck next season. Earlier I said I was going to hold out for a buck and near the end of the season I would go for a doe if I do not get a buck but I think I'm going to pass all does just because the numbers aren't what I would like them to be.
     
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