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« on: November 16, 2013, 09:19:43 AM »
well went out saw 2 a little buck and a  doe  tons of shooting hope every one has a good of hunting   8) 8) 8) 8) :) :) :)

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Re: opening day
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 06:09:03 PM »
Killed a 3 point meat buck last night.  Took him to the processor before we took any pics.
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Re: opening day
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 06:37:18 PM »
Mine is already in the freezer, a 6-7" spikehorn!  :)
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Re: opening day
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 06:49:16 PM »
Killed a 3 point meat buck last night.  Took him to the processor before we took any pics.
  they are always easier at night lol    still eat the same

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Re: opening day
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 07:15:13 PM »
Mine is already in the freezer, a 6-7" spikehorn!  :)
we have that stupid 3point rule :-\ :'( :snowball:

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Re: opening day
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 08:34:49 PM »
My wife took a small eight point this morning shortly after daylight.
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Re: opening day
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 12:04:19 AM »
My 14 yo son and I watched the greenfield behind my shop today, had 2 wee ones come out, and he had no desire to shoot them, we had discussed not shooting a small one or a doe with yearlings, although they did get heavily scrutinized through the scope. It was youth weekend and antler or non were legal. Oh well we have till jan 31 to pick out a couple.

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 09:43:23 AM »
As many here are just starting their seasons we are having the last day of the last season in this unit of Colorado. Normally this is one of the best units in the state for elk but this year wasn't normal. The weather changed their habits and as a result the harvest has been low. This is the last day but I doubt there will be any hunters out today. We had a few inches of snow last night but the wind also came so we have whiteouts here yet this morning. Not a total loss today. There is always NASCAR and football today.

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 05:57:59 AM »
I harvested a little 6 pt next to last day of archery, my daughter Mak harvested a big 6 pt opening day. Finished cutting them up last night. Going to make about 60 lbs of summer sausage in smoker & have lots of roast & back straps in freezer.
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Re: opening day
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 02:06:42 PM »
Girlfriend shot her first deer VT's opening day, 119lb 3 point, she was sure excited  8)
Then Sunday I shot what appears to be the twin to that deer, a 132lb 3 point. Racks real similar.
Can't eat the antlers, and they all look the same skun out and cut up!
Meat buck as Corley said  ;D
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Re: opening day
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 02:13:30 PM »
Opening day for gun in WV is Monday the 25th.  I'll be up doing some bow hunting before that. The one I put in the freezer at the beginning of MD bow is half gone!

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Re: opening day
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 12:40:36 AM »
With extremely high winds all weekend and even tornado watches out,  I heard very few shots.  Today was clear and calm but I still didn't hear any shots.  Missouri is protecting bucks with less than 8 points.  Limit one per customer on those with 8 or more.   Pretty much open season on does and fawns.
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Re: opening day
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 07:43:32 AM »
I think it helps to selectively take out a doe once in a while!
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Re: opening day
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 09:14:45 AM »
I think it helps to selectively take out a doe once in a while!
the problem we have here is there is so many does and not enough permits but this wonderful state will give out 20-30 permits to farmers to kill them off  :-\   y not give or should I say sell more at 10 bucks a pop to people      some of the farmers I know shoot them throw them away don't wont anyone one there property because some people  did the wrong thing by shooting the bucks  >:(  I don't blame the farmer I would do the same thing       stay safe and happy hunting ;D ;D 8)

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Re: opening day
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2013, 12:22:51 PM »
Our 1st rifle deer season opens Saturday but I will probably be here being Pat's nurse.  That is OK because the real activity is the week before and the week after Christmas.
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Re: opening day
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2013, 10:13:41 AM »
Yup, this is the first "Opening Day" that I have missed in well over 50 years.  My opening day hunt was always kinda strange.  I have gone to the same sidehill for many years.  Just sit beside an old tree and relax.  Maybe see a deer or maybe not.  Didn't matter.   :)
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2013, 10:31:43 AM »
This is the 50th opening day for me. It was not the coldest, but I lasted about 2 hours in the 11 deg weather with 18 mph winds gusting to 28 (they say).
Saw one deer move through before shooting hours started and no shooting within a mile.
Some year, I may build a stand with some protection from the wind... maybe.  ;D

I'm still warming up to get over the chills.

S'pose to be 3 deg (real temp, not feels-like) in the morning. I may just go to Church and pray..  :)
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2013, 02:15:10 PM »
Yup,  17 deg in morning and 20 mph out of the west tomorrow morn.  Gonna feel like 3 or 4 they say.  guess I'll go for a while...at least I should be by myself out there :D.  buddy took big doe THIS morn and I saw zip!
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Re: opening day
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2013, 11:33:17 PM »
beenthere I lasted 3 1/2 hours in the tree and didnt see anything but squirls.
Sat in my wooden blind with a heater in the afternoon.  Still didnt see anything.
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« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2013, 11:39:02 PM »
Trapper
You did good, and the only way to know is to be out there.

If I had some wind protection, I could have stuck it out longer.
Or if I'd be seeing some deer movement, that would help keep the circulation going too.
Had neither, and has taken most of the day to "thaw" out.

But have several in the freezer now, thanks to my son hunting with me for a week before last, and really no room for more. Getting the trim ready for sausage makings tomorrow. Five deer makes quite a pile of meat.

Snow coming Monday and Tuesday looking good for temps, wind, and some snow. Looking forward to Tuesday now.
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2013, 07:46:23 AM »
glad I am not the only one seeing squat  :)

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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2013, 08:44:32 AM »
Don't feel bad coxy!  I spent the whole week out there and didn't see a thing either.  But the peace and relaxation makes it all worth it.  Good Luck!

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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2013, 09:36:37 AM »
 

 
this little fella allowed me to get out of the 4 degree weather this morning.  2 hours now and my thighs are still just warming up.  This one's my jerky animal to give away for christmas gifts!
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2013, 09:42:10 AM »
He looks good enough for Christmas presents.
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2013, 10:01:34 AM »
yeah,  i figured the mailing adresses would start rolling in when I posted that comment :D
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Re: opening day
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2013, 10:06:14 AM »
Mail it to your friends.  Fax it to the others.   :)    :D
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2013, 07:43:35 PM »
that's funny magicman      saw bear tracks to night in the snow think it was headed for the junipers for the winter wish I could have seen it  :'(

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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2013, 09:14:42 PM »
aww Lynn, I got more new friends thru this forum than I ever met in person (east of the Mississippi).  This baby will get back west smoked, dried and seasoned to all my family in the BEAUTIFUL Pacific Northwest.  Dad just had a mini heart attack and Mom has been in and out of hospital with knee issues.  They havn't hunted in 10 or 15 years anyway, but they enstilled in me the love of the outdoors and its wonderful bounty! 

BTW, dads prognosis is awesome and he was out of hospital in 48 hrs.  Mom is sounding better on the phone than she has in 6 months.  My blessing of a sis is right next door and gives of herself more than any parent could wish for.  Wish I could get out more often but the next trip is scheduled for April.
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Re: opening day
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2013, 04:45:26 PM »
Got a buck about 10:00 opening morning.  Big bodied deer, but a puny set of antlers.  I was so cold I tagged it and walked back to the house to warm up for a few minutes before I field dressed it.  No picture, so danged cold I didn't think about a camera.  Rack was too small to warrant a picture anyway.
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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2013, 04:57:19 PM »
my middle son shot a young toe head sat. eve. he always has a good time.

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« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2013, 08:07:05 PM »
I saw more deer today then I saw all season just had to go some other place and when I did my neighbor shot a 9 pointer  :'( :'( :snowball: :snowball: >:( :'(  good for him :)


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