This year's deer hunt(s)

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  1. 985plowboy

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    I know right where that is. I go through there weekly.
    Pass it on the way back to the farm from the New Orleans farmers market.
    I'm about 15 miles west.
     
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    speaking of hunting,


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    I was at the spot first and he heard and saw me rattling. I went up to him and he started talking. Strange that he came up (or down in this case) to me when he saw that I was hunting the spot. I think he just wanted to be out there at this particular spot. His son was hunting further down the ridge.
    I doubt that talking ruins a spot for very long and the deer come out at dusk anyway. If you wait there and don't make noise or move around you'll still see something.
     
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    I put a limbsaver pad on the rifles I have that kick a lot but my 300 Win. Mag. is the hardest kicker and I like to shoot it with just the pad that's on there. I shoot a pretty stout factory load too.
     
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    I use the Outdoor Edge gutting knife that has a round end on the blade to cut the hide. Then I use the normal blade on the other side of the blade (you switch it around in the knife).
    Did you cut your thumb as you were cutting the trachea off?
     
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    Listen to this: I'm going to set out at least one buck decoy and use it along with my rattling on the ridge I've been hunting at. Probably won't be able to do it until Sunday though. I also have two other doe decoys.
     
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    Well it’s been snowy and colder every single day in NW ONT. I’ve got a few more days but hope to get one the next two days because Sunday is gonna be pretty much unhuntable for me and how I hunt. Bigger bucks just starting to move up here. 25570561-6CBB-4D3F-A304-2673D6B79285.jpeg
     
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    I didn't get my pre-requisite bow practice in this year, so I am waiting for gun to start Nov. 23. I'm planning to ground/still hunt this year as it is more comfortable (at 63yo) to be able to move around a bit. I've a Tree Lounger climbing stand for >15yrs that is pretty plush, but I've come to the conclusion that I'm missing deer due to fidgeting and/or snoring...LOL.
     
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    I've not had any luck rattling, but last year had a buck come charging in after I'd just shot at a doe. Not sure what that was all about...hope to see him again this year.
     
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    My dad, when he was around, would deer hunt in Nov. Maybe 40yrs.
    Only 1 deer in all that time. I think it he mostly played cards
    and drank beers in cabin, kind of guy week.

    I do remember him taking a 30 aught 6 up there.
     
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    Yeah, I was up in the chest cavity - I was just so excited that I wasn't paying attention. I'm going to be using a cut-resistant glove on my non-dominant (right hand) in future. Obviously, I'll also be keeping that hand out of the way as well - Lesson learned!
     
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    There's a video by Outdoor Edge where the guys says to lead with your cutting hand and follow with the other hand so you always know where the knife blade is.
    You also need to watch out for razor sharp arrow heads that might be in there from a previous shot that a deer survived from.
     
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    I definitely "hunt" more than I collect...still with my first 30.06, 21 years later.
     
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    Yeah I know it ain't a deer.
    But it oughta count for something.
    Him and his buddies ate my corn, canteloupe and watermelon crops all summer.
     
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    Love the Savage...always wanted one.
     
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    I saw an 8 point and a 6 point this morning on my place on the way to work, and probably 10 does. I don't hunt, but have nothing against it at all.
    My little acreage has sort of become a sanctuary just because nobody hunts here.

    I keep telling my work buddies to come harvest one, just leave me some backstrap. Never had any takers.
     
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    My son recently shot this caribou on the north side of the Brooks range in northern Alaska. It took him and his companion two days to carry the carcass seven miles to his truck. As I understand, the regulations prohibit shooting within five miles of the road and require that the carcass be loaded before the head is removed from the site of the kill.

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    Looking at all of these posts have caused me to work up an appetite. I'm gonna go pick up my golfing buddies in a few minutes, and maybe we can bag some breakfast at the coffee shop before we play golf.
     
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    Wuss...
     
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