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Link Posted: 10/27/2021 8:18:20 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/27/2021 9:59:49 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/27/2021 12:22:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJE:
I had to drive a few cities over last night and saw deer EVERYWHERE on my way home.

I changed my plans tonight so I'm able to hit the treestand this afternoon.
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I counted 3 new carcasses on I-75 from Troy to Vandalia this morning.  They're definitely moving.
Link Posted: 10/28/2021 11:18:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/28/2021 4:35:23 PM EDT
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early rut?
Link Posted: 10/28/2021 4:53:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/28/2021 4:57:51 PM EDT
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I have been agitated with a fricken head cold this week...  should be better by Saturday
Link Posted: 10/28/2021 7:27:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AFCarbon15] [#8]
I put one in the freezer last weekend from WV.  Only bought one tag for archery, so I guess I'm done for a month.  He wasn't the little 8pt I thought he was, but after only about 2 hours of sitting, a nice lil 6pt got a broadhead through one lung and the pump house at 33 yd.   He ran about 60 and crashed.  Pretty decent for a 25-30 year old Darton compound.  

Good luck to the bow hunters putting in time out there.

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Link Posted: 10/30/2021 8:31:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/30/2021 8:40:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/30/2021 9:15:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/30/2021 10:59:27 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/31/2021 1:29:02 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/31/2021 1:56:35 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/31/2021 9:19:39 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/31/2021 11:30:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/4/2021 10:14:23 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/4/2021 10:26:50 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/4/2021 1:17:06 PM EDT
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Yup, getting a lot more movement in the last 6-7 days.

Morning and evening!

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Link Posted: 11/4/2021 2:53:18 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/4/2021 7:39:44 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/4/2021 7:45:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/4/2021 8:44:25 PM EDT
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A buddy scored a nice 10 pointer on my land in west Madison county tuesday evening.  I think he said it was 8 yards away

I will see if he wants pics posted
Link Posted: 11/9/2021 11:54:22 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/9/2021 1:40:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:
What a weird season.

All last week was buck action. This week is like someone slammed the door closed. My game cameras have gone silent, sightings have been greatly reduced, and I haven't seen a buck chasing since late last week.

I don't know???
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Don't tell me that, I'm sitting out tonight in just a few hours.
Link Posted: 11/9/2021 2:08:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tweiss3:


Don't tell me that, I'm sitting out tonight in just a few hours.
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Originally Posted By tweiss3:
Originally Posted By ZW17:
What a weird season.

All last week was buck action. This week is like someone slammed the door closed. My game cameras have gone silent, sightings have been greatly reduced, and I haven't seen a buck chasing since late last week.

I don't know???


Don't tell me that, I'm sitting out tonight in just a few hours.


I have them all over the farm i hunt... is an orgy  of deer.. lol
Link Posted: 11/9/2021 5:10:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/9/2021 6:49:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/9/2021 7:03:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJE:
Maybe the warmer weather is keeping them only moving at night?
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Bingo
Link Posted: 11/10/2021 8:48:36 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/10/2021 9:06:16 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/10/2021 7:12:02 PM EDT
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The chase is still on!

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Link Posted: 11/11/2021 1:22:57 AM EDT
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Don’t overlook the afternoon sits during the rut! Sat down next to a tree at 11:30 to enjoy some nice fall weather and brought the x-bow along just because. This guy decides to walk up. Only sit I was probably going to get to do all year anyway. I’m still in disbelief!
Link Posted: 11/11/2021 6:41:26 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/11/2021 7:14:19 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/11/2021 8:41:17 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/11/2021 8:53:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By IIRC:
Way to go, man!  There's a ton of character in that rack.
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Agreed!  Very nice, congrats.
Link Posted: 11/11/2021 8:57:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJE:
I lost one last night
I was setup in this stand
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/84914/PXL_20211102_211450856-2161778.jpg

Buck comes strolling in from the left.  I draw as he goes behind the tree on the right side of the picture and steps into the next shooting lane.  I left one fly, and it appears to be a picture perfect shot.   I watched the arrow hit exactly where I wanted it to.  He spins around and runs straight up the hill in the background.

I called a buddy and waited a bit.   We searched for three hours...  couldn't find one drop of blood, one piece of hair, nothing.  
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Oh that sucks.  I hate that feeling.  You find the arrow?  Hit for sure?   I've had blood trails I couldn't find anything for 40 yards and the deer only went 50 or 60 yards.
Link Posted: 11/11/2021 9:27:38 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/11/2021 9:31:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/11/2021 9:42:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJE:
I lost one last night
I was setup in this stand
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/84914/PXL_20211102_211450856-2161778.jpg

Buck comes strolling in from the left.  I draw as he goes behind the tree on the right side of the picture and steps into the next shooting lane.  I left one fly, and it appears to be a picture perfect shot.   I watched the arrow hit exactly where I wanted it to.  He spins around and runs straight up the hill in the background.

I called a buddy and waited a bit.   We searched for three hours...  couldn't find one drop of blood, one piece of hair, nothing.  
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It sucks, really sucks… But it happens, probably more than most guys would like to admit.

I’ve seen it twice with elk now where a similar thing happened… Good shot but no blood and unfortunately no animal to be found. One of which we saw the trace, good impact, literally rolled down the mountain into some brush.

Had four guys searching until it got dark and didn’t find a drop. Like the damn thing up and vanished. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I wouldn’t believe it.

Crazy shit can happen when that adrenaline kicks it despite otherwise fatal shots.
Link Posted: 11/11/2021 10:18:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/11/2021 2:53:53 PM EDT
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After losing a deer a number of years ago, that I know I had a fatal shot (recovered arrow) from a crossbow, I found this stuff. I have had to use it a couple times since and it is awesome stuff.

One deer found after blood trail turned into drops after 50 or so yds and went into a grass field (I hate tracking blood in grass - it sucks).

One deer found after drizzle turned into rain and pretty much washed the blood trail away as we were following it.

Only downside is you have to wait until low light or dark to use it - but it works so well I always make sure to have some on hand every year just incase.

https://www.bloodglow.com/
Link Posted: 11/11/2021 7:30:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/12/2021 12:10:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/12/2021 12:47:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


Unfortunately there was no recovery.

Three of us tracked that buck with two thermals and the land owner who was a super experienced deer hunter and knew his farm better than anyone.

We had two small blood stains not 100’ from where I hit him. We found the crossbow bolt 300yds from where I hit him, it was dark red blood with 12” of penetration. No leakage where he dumped the bolt.

No further blood was found.

We zigged and zagged over a 1/4 mile for 3.5hrs before giving up. I know we were bleeding worse than the deer was from briar thorns. My clothes weight an extra 5lbs from all the burrs stuck to them.

It’s a huge bummer, it was a really nice buck and would have been a wall hanger for me.

We will keep an eye out for the buzzards and hopefully recover the skull and antlers.

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Damn… BTDT, got the T shirt (a few unfortunately.)

It happens, never a good feeling, but it’s just part of hunting sometimes. You did everything an ethical hunter should do and made all reasonable efforts, the rest is out of your control unfortunately.
Link Posted: 11/12/2021 7:14:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: thor_ducati] [#47]
Got lucky yesterday and thwacked the one I’ve had my eye on all summer.

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He’s a beast, 3 split tines 14 pts in all. Was so damned lucky. He snuck In On me I turned my head and he saw me and stared me down, so I closed my eyes to get him to calm down, he settled a bit and turned and started to walk away. Turned a little broadside and I shot, thought I had a good lung lined up, heard the thud but couldn’t tell where I hit. He ran in a arch to the other side of me to my right and I saw him stop at the woods line. Gave him half an hour or so and started looking. Found him laying down but alive so I put another arrow in him and he was done.

I shot him in the ass the first time. Right upper thigh. Arrow went through his leg and into his guts. I figure I clipped his femoral. I didn’t lead him and he walked forward and took one to the tuchus. So glad I waited him out and still shocked he didn’t jump and run when I found him.

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Link Posted: 11/12/2021 8:12:35 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/12/2021 8:32:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


Outstanding buck! Congrats T_D.


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Thanks and sorry to read you lost one. I had that fear in the back of my head as soon as he ran across the field. I was very fortunate.
Link Posted: 11/12/2021 8:36:53 AM EDT
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