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Hunting- In The New York Area => ARCHERY & BOWHUNTING => Topic started by: walkabout on October 01, 2019, 05:08:14 AM

Title: Live from the bow stand.
Post by: walkabout on October 01, 2019, 05:08:14 AM
Let us who are sitting home or at work know whats going on live in the deer woods here. Good luck.
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Post by: highpeakshunter on October 01, 2019, 08:20:36 AM
In the deer woods for a couple hours then to work.
2 spikes and a doe so far.
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Post by: grazan on October 01, 2019, 02:55:21 PM
Arrived at stand around 2pm and first deer bumped was a buck
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Post by: greensider on October 01, 2019, 03:54:38 PM
Just setting in had ac on while driving to stand
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Post by: walkabout on October 01, 2019, 05:50:06 PM
Good luck guys good time right now..
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Post by: grazan on October 01, 2019, 06:19:44 PM
Another young buck ... 20 minutes left
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Post by: Tippin'Scales on October 01, 2019, 06:23:37 PM
Slooowwww, skeeters are pissing me off....
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Post by: greensider on October 01, 2019, 07:10:10 PM
One doe a couple yards to far it was nice to be sleeping in a tree again
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Post by: Tippin'Scales on October 01, 2019, 09:29:55 PM
Had 4 does come in before dark and had deer out of sight that I could hear munching away on acorns.  Definitely bumper mast crop by me this year.
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Post by: highpeakshunter on October 02, 2019, 08:40:26 AM
   Not in the stand this morning, but this was last nights adventure. 
  Got in my stand 5,ish.  Sat for 10 minutes or so, and wasn't really prepared, release not on, hat off in hand & coverall top unzipped, bow hanging on hook. It was a little warm. Looked behind me and to my surprise a 5 or 6 point snuck up and was eating acorns, behind me, approx 20 yards or so. Got situated without him noticing any movement. Figured I try get some phone video & pictures, since no shot yet. Then I notice he started staring at something intensely behind him, for some time he stared. Finally I saw legs moving through the brush, and they were black and fuzzy.  Bear, I said to myself. Usually don't see them where I bow hunt, in the low lands. Now, not going to shoot the deer, I focus on the bear, but he is directly behind me. After he mozzied around for sometime, must have got to close to the buck, the buck runs right under and past my stand, stops broadside at 15 yards, but is still focused on the bear, looking towards me but through me, Ok... I will try to get more video of him cause I not going to shoot. He then runs off, as I can hear the bear getting closer behind me. Phone down now I get bow ready, trying to look at the corner of my eyes I see him, coming directly from behind but right towards my stand. So now I pick phone up again because he is right under me and cant shoot, I try get some good video of him, he stops at the base of my ladder, turns looks up and then puts his front feet on my ladder, I think he's coming up to sit with me! (Now this is a nice bear big wide head) He decides better to just sit on his butt and look up at me. Now, I think I'm still videoing him. He then realizes sitting there may be a bad idea as he starts sniffing the air. He takes off a on a full run,
 & stops.. I put phone down, and stand with bow ready, but he is now 40 yards and no shot. Game over, walks up the hill and gone. Well at least I got cool video footage!   Nope!!!   It never recorded, I was so focused on him, didn't realize it wasn't recording!!
Ohhh well!!!.... It will be a good memory!   Sorry... no bear footage!

Picture of the buck but its kinda fuzzy.

   
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Post by: highpeakshunter on October 02, 2019, 12:12:01 PM
Sorry, Didn't know the picture ended up sideways. Don't know how to fix.
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Post by: BennyYL on October 02, 2019, 12:59:57 PM
I got in the woods yesterday around 445 with the intention of still hunting and scouting a piece of the public property I haven’t stepped in yet. I jumped a small deer then decided to sit for a bit. 2 more smaller deer, one being a small spike walked out. Then a few minutes later, a buck, not sure of size, walked out about 75 yards maybe less away. When I got up to leave after shooting light, I turn around and there was a bear about 100 yards away looking right at me. So I hollered and he slowly worked off down the hill. Exciting first day when I wasn’t expecting much. Going back to the area today to see if I can sit closer on the ground to the path the buck and other deer trusted since they all walked out of the same area.
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Post by: MUSKRAT on October 02, 2019, 03:18:54 PM
Nice encounter with that bear ....
I saw him about two days ago , crossing the rondout creek at Lefever falls , he's a nice
Good size bear ....  :-)
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Post by: poncho on October 02, 2019, 06:06:44 PM
nice!!!   nothing like being back in the woods!!!!!!!   is a little warm and windy though   like you said its a memory in your brain forever (hunter)
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Post by: walkabout on October 02, 2019, 06:57:46 PM
Thats sounds like something that would happen to me highpeaks..  Ive had them come up my tree a ways its not a good feeling..  Lots of bears down low this year for sure.. Benny, sounds like you may have a new good spot.. Good luck.
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Post by: KillerCrow on October 03, 2019, 03:09:25 PM
best of luck guys, tomorrow am will be my first sit in a place I put up a stand, but no cams so no clue what if any thing will walk by, my assumption from the sign I have found 125-140lb bear
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Post by: KillerCrow on October 04, 2019, 07:44:46 AM
One chipmunk so far
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Post by: walkabout on October 04, 2019, 08:14:16 AM
Big boy is behind you.. ;D
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Post by: KillerCrow on October 04, 2019, 09:54:52 AM
well he must have stayed behind me lol Nada but the munks
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Post by: grazan on October 04, 2019, 04:37:01 PM
Up a tree for 2 hours right now
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Post by: walkabout on October 04, 2019, 05:32:59 PM
Going to be a good cold morning tomorrow.. good luck in that tree tonight.
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Post by: grazan on October 04, 2019, 06:52:45 PM
Nothing tonight... back out in Am
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Post by: greensider on October 04, 2019, 07:22:58 PM
Just got to our farm in Newark Valley here alone this weekend supposed to be around 35 tonight hopefully they will be active tomorrow
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Post by: Tippin'Scales on October 04, 2019, 08:07:02 PM
Just got to our farm in Newark Valley here alone this weekend supposed to be around 35 tonight hopefully they will be active tomorrow

Sounds like you need some company..... (hunter)
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Post by: highpeakshunter on October 04, 2019, 08:28:58 PM
Same here nothing walk past me. But I gave up the producing stand, let Kyle have it. 
He had I decent one just a dusk. Said gave him a 15 yard shot but Just past shooting time.

Tomorrow am.
Should be good.
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Post by: jmack413 on October 05, 2019, 07:01:05 AM
 (hunter) be safe out there good luck
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Post by: grazan on October 05, 2019, 08:46:54 AM
Only saw eye shine walking in this AM and a red fox ...
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Post by: grazan on October 05, 2019, 08:50:19 AM
And a doe just snuck by at 30 yards while typing
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Post by: highpeakshunter on October 05, 2019, 11:05:56 AM
Only coyotes And turkeys .
Didn’t know coyotes were close until they Started screaming when a fire whistle went off.  Saw them but no shot.
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Post by: KillerCrow on October 05, 2019, 05:05:44 PM
Two does about 80 on flat below at 4:30 nada since
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Post by: highpeakshunter on October 05, 2019, 10:47:12 PM
Connected tonight.
Shaved a coyote first. Handful of fur.  Then couldn’t pass the shot up as this broken up 7 point walked past.
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Post by: greensider on October 06, 2019, 06:29:42 AM
Don’t see a picture but congrats
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Post by: grazan on October 06, 2019, 05:39:41 PM
Congrats.... sitting since 3 then watched 4 point feed then watched coyote put a stalk on.... all ran off
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Post by: poncho on October 06, 2019, 05:41:56 PM
kill them coyotes!!!!!! (hunter) (hunt)
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Post by: Carbon icon on October 06, 2019, 07:04:49 PM
 +1
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Post by: highpeakshunter on October 07, 2019, 11:48:39 AM
Will get back out, and see if I can get them!
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Post by: beo3 on October 10, 2019, 07:39:41 PM
First time out today. Sat from noon until 4:30 as I had to get home. Jumped a beautiful heavy racked eight at 75 yards. Couldn't get him to come back to me, but at least saw something with promise.
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Post by: grazan on October 12, 2019, 07:55:14 AM
Nice 8 Point just appeared then 10 minutes later disappeared in the CRP   behind me
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Post by: grazan on October 13, 2019, 06:36:53 AM
Nice big hunters moon this AM
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Post by: grazan on October 13, 2019, 07:19:55 AM
Same 12 Point from yesterday just showed up about 100 yards walking away.... not sure where he went
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Post by: grazan on October 13, 2019, 09:29:25 AM
2 gobblers just walked through... 6 more days
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Post by: grazan on October 13, 2019, 03:19:33 PM
Back out this afternoon...greeted by 2 more gobblers ... good thing its warm all ready dropped my hat out of the stand
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Post by: WEM144 on October 13, 2019, 04:21:43 PM
1st sit in the stand for me this afternoon.  Got my 6 yr old all strapped in, hunting in a double stand. Pretty excited to be out. Wack that big one grazen
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Post by: grazan on October 15, 2019, 04:35:45 PM
Up a tree this afternoon overlooking a new scrape 15 yards away
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Post by: grazan on October 15, 2019, 05:23:52 PM
2 does at 60 yards
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Post by: walkabout on October 15, 2019, 05:54:16 PM
Golden hour right now.. good luck
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Post by: walkabout on October 20, 2019, 07:03:40 AM
Wish i was sitting in my stand this morning.
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Post by: Tippin'Scales on October 20, 2019, 08:56:09 AM
Last nights report, 

Sat from 4:30pm on.... had only some squirrels in a hustle gathering acorns until about 5:50 when I heard a deer coming up from the lower thicket taking it's time making it my way. Just as it gets near I hear a second deer below walking then make a scrape, first deer clears brush walking past a mock scape I made earlier today and is a mature doe I know and has no fawns this year. I only used buck rut urine and I'm wondering if this is what triggered this buck to check does and make the scrape,  they came straight downwind of it. 2nd deer still unseen works slowly up hill and I get a glimpse of horn but I think it's a small buck and relax still in thick stuff at 20y. Doe walks off thru my shooting lane buck still hidden,  all of a sudden he comes clear and I'm full draw immediately then he quick steps it towards doe at 15 y I bleat he paused and I release..... in that last few seconds of him clearing into view I was at draw and shooting knowing it was a good buck it's crazy how fast it happened. Buck runs off and I heard it stumble in distance but I decided I wanted to go back to house and get my son to help track and drag.  Now by time I get my son it's dark but tracking was easy and we found him in 75 yards, buck was definitely better than i thought as i only had an instant to judge from him coming into view to shot was only a few yards. 

After my long winded story here is my summary,  the October lull is over and bucks have entered the Pre-Rut seek and checking doe groups phase. It's on boys!
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Post by: beo3 on October 22, 2019, 12:05:57 PM
Sat out this morning from 6 until 1045 when it started to drizzle. And truthfully, I was under dressed and starting to get cold. One small six snuck in behind me at 35 yards at 8:30, but otherwise no movement.

I cannot complain, the two times that I've sat in this stand I've seen bucks. Have to connect sometime.....
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Post by: grazan on October 25, 2019, 07:48:36 AM
Rut is on ... 5 different bucks all ready this am ...
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Post by: walkabout on October 25, 2019, 08:04:39 AM
Seen one from my truck following a doe this morning nose right on the ground.. good luck
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Post by: grazan on October 25, 2019, 09:19:06 AM
Thxs.... bucks out cruising.... 2 more just walked by from different directions
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Post by: icetime on October 26, 2019, 09:28:13 AM
The boy and I spotted 1 buck this morning, he just casually walked through.  He’s late to the party!
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Post by: grazan on October 27, 2019, 07:51:00 AM
Upgraded stand this am and added a roof ... best thing ever for $20
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Post by: grazan on October 27, 2019, 08:31:45 AM
Young buck just walked by
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Post by: icetime on October 27, 2019, 09:30:33 AM
Agreed!

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Post by: WEM144 on October 27, 2019, 02:33:21 PM
I have one as well.  So worth the $20.00.  Good luck guys
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Post by: grazan on October 29, 2019, 05:53:30 PM
4 to 6 PM watched 5 bucks cruising and 2 were fighting
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Post by: LouieM on October 30, 2019, 07:46:26 AM
I am considering taking off of work friday.  Going to be much cooler than the day before and should quit raining overnight.  Only kicker is 10-20mph winds with higher gust. how do you guys fair in the wind normally? Hard to tell if that foretasted wind will slow movement.  Worth the PTO day?  Hoping bucks will be on the move
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Post by: grazan on October 30, 2019, 08:00:55 AM
like they say u cant change the weather …… I'm taking Friday off also ….. watched 5 bucks last night after getting in the stand @ 4 pm …. maybe the wind will die down ……
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Post by: DK on October 30, 2019, 07:41:03 PM
If you have a choice, I would take Monday instead.
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Post by: walkabout on October 30, 2019, 07:59:50 PM
If you have a choice, I would take Monday instead.
+1  I will say early november is a great time to still hunt on windy rainy days. Lots of buck movement all day and they only have one thing on there mind.
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Post by: Appleman on October 31, 2019, 07:33:40 AM
Rain is not the best for after the shot recovery, when I taught hunter safety archery I recall a section in the book that covered that subject...  just saying  (hunter)
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Post by: greensider on October 31, 2019, 08:09:45 AM
I was told by a deer search guy it makes more scent for the dogs to a point of course to much would probably wash it away hopefully you are in a ground blind
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Post by: LouieM on October 31, 2019, 08:22:34 AM
thanks for the replies guys.. I am going to keep friday. Rain looks like it will stop right before sunrise and with the wind should be able to get in quietly.  Monday looks great too but I already took thurs-friday next week and can't push it.  Good luck everyone some nice days coming up after this rain
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Post by: Appleman on October 31, 2019, 10:55:01 PM
I was told by a deer search guy it makes more scent for the dogs to a point of course to much would probably wash it away hopefully you are in a ground blind

Sider,
Who the heck wants to have to call a deer search dog,  great resource if needed last hope but not the way I want to go at it
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Post by: grazan on November 01, 2019, 08:54:21 AM
Deer must've slept in... First buck showed up 0845  ... other than that had a bear hang around for an hour earlier
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Post by: grazan on November 01, 2019, 03:06:05 PM
Back out PM. .. still a little windy
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Post by: grazan on November 01, 2019, 04:31:07 PM
Just watched 7 Point tend a scrape
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Post by: gunner on November 01, 2019, 04:34:59 PM
Finally getting out to hunt. Wind has died down allot at my location nothing yet since 3 but can feel temperature dropping game on!😁
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Post by: DXT on November 01, 2019, 07:12:23 PM
I'm out looking for a bear and a doe and I saw 4 different bucks today between 2 different spots. The 2 that I saw this morning were putting on a good show, rubbing trees, grunting and pushing some does. Then after putting a few miles on , I sat in a stand for the evening and saw 2 more bucks, this 6 came directly under my tree, lol. Rut is starting to heat up.

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Post by: walkabout on November 02, 2019, 05:39:20 AM
Great morning to be in the stand today 29 here in wawarsing.
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Post by: grazan on November 02, 2019, 07:05:24 AM
Another bear this AM
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Post by: Relf25 on November 02, 2019, 07:57:47 AM
29 In Milton, big 8 in orchard on way in in the dark
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Post by: grazan on November 02, 2019, 10:09:43 AM
Bucks out in force this am ... lost count at 7
.. watching 3 posture right now near scrape... all young
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Post by: beo3 on November 02, 2019, 11:41:15 AM
Out with the crossbow for the first time. Sat from 630 until 1100. Not a tail to be seen....
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Post by: greensider on November 02, 2019, 01:38:27 PM
Of course only doe hunting and saw a ten point this morning Nice day for hunting anyway
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Post by: LouieM on November 02, 2019, 07:59:56 PM
hey guys, anybody know a tracking dog?  I made what I thought was a good shot on a buck.  He donkey kicked and I let him rest for an hour.  Blood started slow but eventually got heavy and was no problem following. Bright red with air bubbles.  400-450yds later blood trickled and became harder to follow.  We lost him in a pine tree thicket.  Could have sworn I smelled him at one point but eventually decided to back out.  I have faith he is dead but a tracking dog would be ideal.  We just could not find arrow while we were giving the buck time.  If anybody knows a pup, thank you in advance!
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Post by: Tippin'Scales on November 02, 2019, 08:38:01 PM
hey guys, anybody know a tracking dog?  I made what I thought was a good shot on a buck.  He donkey kicked and I let him rest for an hour.  Blood started slow but eventually got heavy and was no problem following. Bright red with air bubbles.  400-450yds later blood trickled and became harder to follow.  We lost him in a pine tree thicket.  Could have sworn I smelled him at one point but eventually decided to back out.  I have faith he is dead but a tracking dog would be ideal.  We just could not find arrow while we were giving the buck time.  If anybody knows a pup, thank you in advance!

Where are you located?
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Post by: LouieM on November 02, 2019, 08:41:48 PM
hey guys, anybody know a tracking dog?  I made what I thought was a good shot on a buck.  He donkey kicked and I let him rest for an hour.  Blood started slow but eventually got heavy and was no problem following. Bright red with air bubbles.  400-450yds later blood trickled and became harder to follow.  We lost him in a pine tree thicket.  Could have sworn I smelled him at one point but eventually decided to back out.  I have faith he is dead but a tracking dog would be ideal.  We just could not find arrow while we were giving the buck time.  If anybody knows a pup, thank you in advance!

Where are you located?

Monticello area
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Post by: ATS1755 on November 02, 2019, 10:10:58 PM
Louie m sent you a PM, good luck
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Post by: LouieM on November 02, 2019, 10:56:51 PM
Louie m sent you a PM, good luck

Thank you
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Post by: LouieM on November 03, 2019, 08:49:19 AM
Found him! Will post pics later
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Post by: Tippin'Scales on November 03, 2019, 08:55:24 AM
Congratulations,  good work!
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Post by: DXT on November 03, 2019, 09:04:56 AM
Found him! Will post pics later
Great news Louie!!!
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Post by: beo3 on November 03, 2019, 10:00:39 AM
Great news! Perseverance pays off
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Post by: greensider on November 03, 2019, 12:52:04 PM
A little mix of rain and snow here in Tioga County
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Post by: ruck on November 04, 2019, 11:21:03 AM
This is live from my living room because I can no longer hunt due to back and shoulder issues. I'm sitting here with a tear in my eye as I watch buck after buck cruising through the woods behind my house, no chasing, just bucks cruising. If I was still able to climb and draw a bow I'd be gutting a 130+" 8pt. right now. :'(  Get out there!
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Post by: walkabout on November 04, 2019, 01:53:44 PM
sorry to hear that ruck hope u get better soon.
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Post by: ruck on November 04, 2019, 02:59:03 PM
sorry to hear that ruck hope u get better soon.

Thanks, but it's not gonna happen, I'm only gonna get worse, especially the back. I suppose if I really get the urge I could get spots where I could use a crossbow and hunt on the ground. At least I can still fish, my reservoir boats are all right on waters edge, and fishing I can't get stuck 20' up a tree with back spasms!
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Post by: walkabout on November 09, 2019, 06:22:25 AM
my first morning sit in bow stand feels good to be out.
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Post by: KillerCrow on November 09, 2019, 06:37:49 AM
Go get em, since dad and I both harvested nice bucks we went up and got cams and stands from stuben Thursday, hunted for a lil ended up not seeing a thing farm got about 3-4” snow then Friday am sat for 3 hrs nada real feel temp with the 25 mph winds was 4 degrees not fun so decided not to stay the weekend and came home since no buck tags left
Keep at it
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Post by: greensider on November 09, 2019, 09:54:49 AM
Cold sit this morning only a yote buddy had lots of chasing ended up with big 8 on the ground
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Post by: grazan on November 23, 2019, 08:14:27 AM
Still watching bucks  chasing does this am
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Post by: grazan on October 01, 2020, 03:05:32 PM
First sit of 2020 for me ... despite the bad news channel going to enjoy being outside... tossing the doe tags and looking for bear and 1 mature buck... good luck to anyone out there...
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Post by: grazan on October 01, 2020, 05:47:46 PM
Watching a bear right now... seems young
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Post by: marchello19 on October 01, 2020, 08:28:24 PM
Quiet sit , no deer , lots of squirrels, it was great to be back out there!!!