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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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No deer from this weekend. But, I had a very successful still hunt. thanks for all the advice posted here. I was able to creep up on a nice doe to within 30 yards... didn't shoot, had too much brush in the way. Watched her for about 15-20minutes, but she didn't come into my shot. Pretty exciting stuff though.. good to know it's possible to hunt this way with bow.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-20-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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When they don't smell ya, hear ya or see ya. That's what causes a Deer to become Venison.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-20-2008, 07:29 PM
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No deer from this weekend. But, I had a very successful still hunt. thanks for all the advice posted here. I was able to creep up on a nice doe to within 30 yards... didn't shoot, had too much brush in the way. Watched her for about 15-20minutes, but she didn't come into my shot. Pretty exciting stuff though.. good to know it's possible to hunt this way with bow.
That sounds like a good hunt. There's nothing more exciting than being eye level with a deer. I have had some success on the ground but I prefer to use a stand with bow. Now with a muzzel loader or rifle I seem to have more success on the ground. Not always stalking but hunting ground blinds.

I will offer one piece of advice on still hunting deer. Seems like a lot of hunters will start stalking after they have been on stand awhile and haven't seen any deer. If the deer are bedded down it is very difficult to sneek up on them. The best time to hunt off the ground is when the deer are up and active. You have a much better chance of seeing them move before they see you.

Good luck
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Missed a monster buck last night. He walked right up behind me. I was sitting in a thicket of briars. two does came in to my right behind me about 20 yards. As i focused my attention that way. I heard something start to run directly behind me. as i turned around I saw the biggest buck i've ever seen in my life at 15 yards running away from me. I was crushed.... He was Awsome. I was sitting in a field about 80 yards from the edge which goes down into a hallow. My dad saw this buck the night before from the road at the same spot i sat in yesterday.
I sat down at 4:30pm, at 5:15 i used my doe bleat can from primo. Within 5 minutes i heard/seen the two does directly back/right of me. i also was using Jackies Triple discharge scent. From the way the wind was blowing this buck was going straight to this scent which was on my boots. too bad I had turned my back to him...
Hope I can get back out there soon....
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 09:14 AM
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mike try this i just bought a little tripod swivel chair ,cuz my bucket was smashed up.its from ameristep it cost 20 bucks weighs 2 lbs and has adjustable legs so you can level it off.it swivels with out making a sound.sure helped me this saturday.

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, at Gandier Mountain they sell a swivel cusioned lid for 2-5 gallon buckets. it's like 12 bucks.. i just bought one. didn't have it last night...
I'm going back out tonight after that big boy!!!!
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 01:34 PM
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Yep, you can do it. Find a nice deer highway and wait in a blind.



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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 02:09 PM
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every hunt is a learning experience and will make you a better hunter, just never know what may be following a doe! great story better luck next hunt!
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 08:43 AM
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Here's why I like tree stands.

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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 08:44 AM
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Yep, you can do it. Find a nice deer highway and wait in a blind.

Now that my friend looks like a great setup for a big buck.
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