All Set, How About You??

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All Set, How About You??

Postby shadow » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:33 pm

Well I'm now just waiting, Sept, 15th bow season opens although it'll probably be to hot for me to hunt. Since I butcher my own, I like cooler weather. Any way, stand sites are cleared and ready, i'm going in every 2 weeks to add more corn to keep them in the area, trails are mowed, bow all set up, broad heads shooting the same as field tips, (100 grain Muzzy MX-3's and..100 grain Slick Tricks) and i'm shooting 10 or so arrows every day at 10-40 yards. Camo is also ready, my calls, scents, climbing stand, harness, everything I need, I don't know what else to do. I got a hunting room, also clean, and unusual as it seems....organized.
How is everyone else, ready??
Oh wait...the gutters still need to be cleaned.

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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby DeerCamp » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:43 pm

well good for you shadow, you are lucky your season starts on the 15th. I have to wait till Oct 1st.(49 days) Im about as ready as I can be. I hung the stands and cut shooting lanes about a month ago, been throwing out corn everynow and then,shooting the bow everyday, and watching real tree road trips religiously lol. I took some time off last friday to drive up north here in Michigan, and hung my stands in Escanaba. Ill be making another trip back up on the 19th next month to bait and do some walleye fishing.  I will be hunting there for the 1st 5 days of bow season then come down here and hunt. Ill then be going back up there to hunt Nov 8-22. Im really excited. I decied not to hang my cuddeback this year and am just gonna suspirze myself with whatever comes in. Ive let my friends barrow it and they hunt a lil ways down the road and they have some nice bucks. I hope that they will move in to my area during the rut.
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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby JOEL » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:40 pm

new seasons tags go on sale at midnight.just got to buy them and keep practicing
"Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person." - Fred Bear

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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby passin through » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:12 pm

More mowing to be done ...planting the 3rd week of sept ....feeders throwingand cameras are recording good young bucks. All stands pretty much good to go though...Camo in decent order, knicknacks bought over the summer instead of all piling up at once (although that reminds me I do need some Code Blue[:)]) I have probably overdosed on magazines, shows, forums and BS'in about killing deer.....SO ready to sit on a stand and watch some deer in real life! T-Minus 49 days and counting....

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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby vambo991 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:23 pm

man, I'm feelin' it, too. everything is almost ready to go. gotta slip in this weekend and place two more stands. other than that... my rig is ready... my gear is ready... I'm ready. my wife is really ticked at me... says I've been really "obssessing" this summer, and I have been...I guess. C'mon Oct 1!!! 

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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby danesdad » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:33 pm

Nothing to do but kill foam and wait.

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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby bckklr » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:00 am

other than returning the ground to make my kill plots (mid sept) its tick tock hurry up clock
adapt & overcome

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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:35 am

Close but not quite.
Mower broke a weld last weekend.  Will finish the job over Labor Day weekend, then we'll be ready. 
Although there is always something that comes up.

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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby dtrain56 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:54 pm

Bow Season starts oct 4th, can't wait, just finished putting in my fall plots and steath cams, got some nice pics but no monster bucks. Can't wait, I am driving the misses crazy watching hours of hunting shows, my favorites are drury outdoors wild life obsession and primos, truth about hunting
Going to start going to thr 3d target range next week to polish up my archery skills...good luck to all...

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RE: All Set, How About You??

Postby shaman » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:00 am

Nope. I'm not all set.  In fact, I'm probably way behind.  I have already given up on the archery opener in KY.  My shoulder is still not fully healed from last year's injury, and I just haven't had the time to give it the attention it needs.   I really wish KY would liberalize its crossbow season and make it run with the rest of archery like Ohio.  I'd hang up the compound for good. I turned 50 last month. I have bowhunted half my life. I could walk off the field and feel good about it.

My job hit the skids back right around the start of turkey season, and about the same time my Mother-in-Law was diagnosed with terminal cancer. July 7 I lost my job. The next week Grannie took a turn for the worse, and we buried her last week. Lots of long stories there, but nothing to do with hunting. Suffice it to say that a lot has gotten in the way of me being ready for season.

Last weekend we finally got back to the farm and did some serious decompressing. Yow! Even that trip had its bittersweet moments. For starters, I had pulled down Heartbreak Ridge, the first of the successful stands I placed at the farm in 2001. It was showing its age, and it was time for a rebuild. KYHillChick also helped me pull down and replace Campground, the most successful of our stands. I think we've had seven deer off that stand, between Moose and myself. Two of my monsters came from there. Campground had begun to list to one side. I put up a new identical stand that turned about 90 degrees to the old one to better match up with the cant of the tree. The new one is much more solid, but I don't like the view quite as well. Lastly, I pulled about 20 dead cedar trees out of the top of "Virginia," the unexploited finger ridge that I have been saving for Mooseboy's first solo hunt as an adult this year. It got its name from the fact that it is "unused." It also borrows from the Ivor Biggun's scrofulous "Hillbilly Song:"

"I've been in Mississippi, and her husband's after me, but halfway up Virginia, is where I want to be!"

The stands are all nearly identical Hunters View Buddy Stands. Between the salvaged parts from Heartbreak' and Campground, we'll make a strong stand at Virginia.

Very little  is really set yet.  #2 Son, Moose, is still working on his load for his Christmas deer rifle.  It's a Win Mod 70 variant in '06.   Right now, I've got him on a 150 grain Hornady SP, but I haven't seen a group I like.  #3 son, Angus is close to putting final touches on his Marlin 336 in 30/30.  We've switched to 150 grain Winchester PP bullets.  He's got nice groups, but now he's got a bug to jump up to shooting the Mosin Nagant (150 grain bullets over H4895 and loaded down to 300 Savage levels.)  Right now, I'd like to see him nail his first deer with a proven system. Between the Moose and myself, I think we have 3 deer with that 30-30. 

Moose also has not really had a chance to shake out his Mossberg 500 ML barrel.  I've tried it and liked it, but Moose had to miss the Muzzleloader season last year.  About the only rock solid thing that's cased up and ready for season is my Savage 99.  It came out a few weeks ago, and put 165 grain Hornady SP's into a one-inch group.  It's a 308 Win, but I shoot it at 300 Savage velocities for what I find to be a near-perfect treestand gun.

I also have the Whelenizer that's been calling from the back of the safe. It's a Rem 7600 in 35 Whelen that so far has taken 3 deer in the two seasons it's worked.   I download it considerably as well, but it still packs a serious whump.  Think of 35 Rem on steroids.  When one of your deer rifles call to you, you know you have to listen. I have found the stock to be a bit long for me when I'm all bundled up, so I only bring it out on the warmer afternoons of rifle season. My problem has been that I'm getting the freezer filled too soon to give it a chance.

Anyhow, the shaman is back in the saddle, and for the first time in 10 years I'm job hunting as well as deer hunting. God be willing, I'll be lucky both ways by Thanksgiving.
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