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Re: View from your deer stand.
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2019, 12:21:58 PM »
That's funny!  :D :D
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Re: View from your deer stand.
« Reply #121 on: January 11, 2019, 11:03:17 AM »
 
 View of  a stand.  We call this the potty stand.  It's a good one to hunt in.  

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Re: View from your deer stand.
« Reply #122 on: January 11, 2019, 06:22:42 PM »
   I got out today and started clearing the fallen tree at and off mine. Turns out the big tree that fell was about a 36" diameter Basswood that uprooted. It forks at about 6' into a 22 & 18 inch fork. It broke a buckeye that fell across my 6'X8' shooting house. I think the tops would wiggle and helped scare the deer off making it ineffective as a bow stand. I got the buckeye off the shooting house without knocking the stand over. Now I just need to cut up the tops for poor quality firewood and buck the logs and hope I can find some serious wood carvers and custom saw it for them. There is some pretty wood there. I am scared to cut that 3' diameter trunk because I am scared of that big rootball on that steep slope. 

   Once complete I still need to patch a few boards that were broken by the falling buckeye. They will be well seasoned before next year's deer season.
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Re: View from your deer stand.
« Reply #123 on: January 13, 2019, 11:15:28 PM »
no idea where this came from

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« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2019, 11:20:52 PM »
His neck sure does not match those antlers.  
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« Reply #125 on: September 22, 2019, 05:25:31 PM »
 
Recent sunset view during September 2019 prior to taking large bear from this stand.
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Re: View from your deer stand.
« Reply #126 on: October 20, 2019, 05:21:43 PM »
Saw a 10 point in the field behind my house yesterday, I swear I think I felt it move. Loves seeing the boys moving around this time of year.

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« Reply #127 on: October 24, 2019, 04:43:08 AM »
My tower stand


 


 




 

And this little guy was right behind them. I put the phone down and picked up the crossbow, so there is no before picture.  


 

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« Reply #128 on: October 27, 2019, 01:22:48 PM »
I've not had any real chance to be in a blind this year.  

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« Reply #129 on: October 27, 2019, 07:40:34 PM »
Here in PA there was a special antlerless hunt on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for junior and/or senior license holders, I qualify for one of those 8). I was in the woods mornings and evenings and saw one deer too far away to identify then this afternoon, Sunday, three does came out behind the house in our field and thumbed their noses at me. More seasons to come.
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« Reply #130 on: October 27, 2019, 08:31:17 PM »
Little foggy yesterday , guess i was watching deer instead of hunting did not see one i wanted to kill , seems like the older i get the picker i am .
 

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« Reply #131 on: October 27, 2019, 08:45:33 PM »
@dirtmotor ,

   I know that feeling. Many of my most memorable and successful hunts I never shot at anything. We had a big deer die off this summer and I have not hunted yet even though bow season has been in a month and we had a special youth and senior hunt last weekend which I skipped for first time in several years. I may try in the next week since the weather has cooled off and the deer are pretty much out of danger from the disease. 
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Re: View from your deer stand.
« Reply #132 on: November 01, 2019, 08:11:57 PM »
   We had a real hot dry summer with lots of deer dying from some sort of fly borne disease so here it is 6 weeks into bow season and I still had not hunted. I put 2 feeders out several weeks ago and checked one today and saw it was down about half way which told me my upper feeder was likely about out since I only put one 50 lb bag in it because I have to haul it a long way by hand. I got my bow out and checked the sights to remind myself how I last set them. I got my first 2 pins set on 20 and 30 yards and highly unlikely I will ever try to shoot anything further than that. It would be hard to get a shot past 20 yards at my upper feeder. About 2:30 pm I loaded a bag of corn in my ATV and took my bow and carried it up the mountain several hundred yards and refilled it, changed the battery, reset the time then climbed in my elevated shooting house and sat for the evening. Within 15 minutes a doe fawn came, fed a while then left, came back and spent the afternoon with me. A few minutes before sunset a young adult doe came out and the two sniffed noses. A few minutes later a couple more fawns, then a young doe then a yearling doe then a big old black back doe came out. I did not see any bucks and the bunch got spooked after feeding a few minutes then left. I will try to take the old doe later this season when the weather and conditions are right. I want a time where I can hang my deer overniight with weather between 32-40 so they chill but don't freeze. The next day I will debone and process the meat into cuts we need and prefer.


End of the day - I think 7 deer within 20 yards of me. Not all made it in the photo  

 Doe fawn (L) and young doe (R) just before sunset

 Doe fawn that spent her whole afternoon with me. She is actually a legal bow/antlerless deer and in very good shape to only be 6-7 months old. Her mom may have been one that died this summer.
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Re: View from your deer stand.
« Reply #133 on: November 08, 2019, 07:41:20 AM »
Not the deer stand went to the duck blind. It got down to 8 degrees so we froze pretty bad, this blind is a temporary set up it's actually sitting on top of the pit blinds which are still a victim of the Missouri river flooding and under water, saw lots of  birds broke lots of ice. Got a few, watched thousands, good day in the blind, not a deer stand picture, as  most of our stands are victims of the flooding too, not many deer on the bottom they need dry places to live, and the river bluffs in the backround are a short mile away.

 

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« Reply #134 on: November 12, 2019, 09:58:57 AM »
An unusually early dusting of snow in KY made a nice backdrop for this little fellow visiting my blind.



 

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« Reply #135 on: November 12, 2019, 10:24:59 AM »
Looks like a dandy hope he visits in the daylight.

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« Reply #136 on: November 12, 2019, 06:17:45 PM »
Nice! A late night buck.
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« Reply #137 on: November 13, 2019, 03:39:25 AM »
He came back for a daylight visit. I already tagged a small buck with my crossbow. I could take 3 more does but we are allowed only one buck, so I am hunting with camera only unless  a coyote happens by.



 


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« Reply #138 on: November 13, 2019, 06:47:27 AM »
Stavebuyer. That is a nice buck. He will be bigger next year. Good luck!
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« Reply #139 on: November 13, 2019, 09:58:04 AM »
Stavebuyer. That is a nice buck. He will be bigger next year. Good luck!
I am keeping the feeder filled and his scrapes "freshened" in hopes he hangs around as I agree he could be a dandy if he makes it another season.


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