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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 02:22 PM
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Pretty cool how everyone does something different. I love to watch the red & grey squirrels, and the chickadees especially if one lands on your bow or even hat. Between late morning owls, raccoons, porcupines, grouse, turkey & deer, I usually stay occupied. Problem with red squirrels is once they see you everything in the woods knows you're there. It's funny though to have one 2' away trying to figure out what you are, it might take 15 minutes for them to finally shut up and leave.
I've had those black caped chickadees land on me on several ocassions and others times they would stare at me trying to figure out what i was and what i was doing in their tree

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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 #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 02:55 PM
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Chickadees and even some robins must a pretty curious type of bird b/c when I sit in my blind they usually sit outside the window lookin in at me.

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I try to identify every sound I hear. Type of bird or animal by name. Not only does it pass the time well but it also is the way to see your deer before he sees you. After awhile you will be able to tell every bird by his song even without ever seeing him.
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 05:39 PM
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I also try to id the sounds I hear. I also try to memorize the woods around me in order to spot something that wasn't there before. This is an on going deal cause the amount of light changes the way things look.
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thats funny ronn cuz i swear 've seen stumps turn into and back to stumps,branch's ,rocks

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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some of them can be hard draggin not to mention hard guttin.
post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 07:52 AM
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I saw a log turn into a P&Y once! Went and got my eyes checked after that one. Still don't know how that deer got there. It was too early to be drinking. Oh well never got a shot off anyway too much brush.
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Without falling a sleep, sometimes I have to close my eyes to take the strain off till light enough to see. That 15-20 minutes of just before light is a killer both on the eyes and imagination.
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I normally scan the area with my binoculars. Plus I count gunshots from off in the distance.
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 11:45 PM
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glad to see im not alone in those "deer sightings" whew was getting worried

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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