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Old 09-18-2018, 08:21 PM   #101
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:22 PM   #102
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yes! Awaiting those LDPs!
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:23 PM   #103
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That food is food looks healthy
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:50 PM   #104
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In for the LDPs!!
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:56 PM   #105
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Congrats and looking forward to the LDPs.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:57 PM   #106
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Bring on the pics!
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:26 PM   #107
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Pics?!?! Come on man the suspense is killing me
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:27 PM   #108
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:31 PM   #109
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:44 PM   #110
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Hang tight boys. Sleepy will chime in soon.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:55 PM   #111
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I’m cursed at this stand. It’s looking like a repeat of last year. Those unfamiliar with muzzleloader hunting, they don’t typically leave a good blood trail if any at all. We are in the plumb thicket again, so we search for blood for 5-10 minutes and then began to scan the area. No blood and no deer. We are going to have to come back in the morning. I’m completely bummed out. We had an hour of day light to look, but t just wasn’t enough time. Hopefully we will find him quickly in the morning like we did last year. To give you an example, we walked writhing 10-20 feet of my buck last year in the dark and never found him till the next morning.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:02 PM   #112
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bummer man, keep your head up. in the meantime, can you tell us about the deer?
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:03 PM   #113
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Good luck! Hope you find him quick in the morning!
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:04 PM   #114
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Yep, y’all probably walked right past him. Man, you’re in for a restless night. I know that sick to the stomach feeling as do a lot here. Best of luck at daybreak.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:05 PM   #115
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Good luck man, I know you’re in for a long night!!
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:10 PM   #116
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Good luck. Hope you can recover him quickly in the morning
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:12 PM   #117
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Here he is in all his glory.




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Old 09-18-2018, 10:13 PM   #118
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Dang good deer. And good luck in the morning.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:24 PM   #119
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:27 PM   #120
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This is what we are up against...








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Old 09-18-2018, 10:28 PM   #121
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So let's hear some score guesses!
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:29 PM   #122
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There he is right there to the left in the middle pic.






















That's just wrong.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:46 PM   #123
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I know right! Itís been odd compared to years past. I switched stands for a double drop tine 10, but I believe weíll be going back to old faithful this evening. Itís a sleeper area. Double drop hasnít been showing back up.
Uhhh man. Ya never know. Old faithful has been good so I can agree with the choice to go back.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:47 PM   #124
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Iím cursed at this stand. Itís looking like a repeat of last year. Those unfamiliar with muzzleloader hunting, they donít typically leave a good blood trail if any at all. We are in the plumb thicket again, so we search for blood for 5-10 minutes and then began to scan the area. No blood and no deer. We are going to have to come back in the morning. Iím completely bummed out. We had an hour of day light to look, but t just wasnít enough time. Hopefully we will find him quickly in the morning like we did last year. To give you an example, we walked writhing 10-20 feet of my buck last year in the dark and never found him till the next morning.
Well crap. Heíll be there. Keep your head up
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:24 AM   #125
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Not sure how I missed this thread. Good luck on the recovery today.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:43 AM   #126
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In for a recovery. Good luck.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:19 AM   #127
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ready for some good news this morning!
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:24 AM   #128
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:26 AM   #129
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Got us all on edge.... What's the verdict? Where are the Pics???
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:40 AM   #130
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:58 AM   #131
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Good luck finding him! In for some pics...
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:28 AM   #132
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:48 AM   #133
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In, good luck!
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:17 PM   #134
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Good luck in finding him. That is some thick stuff.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:32 PM   #135
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Things aren’t looking good on the recovery. No blood, no tracks, super thick cover, just no leads on where to search. Searched for the last hour of day light last night and had 5 guys out all morning with no luck. He’s either still alive, or he ran a long way. It was a hard quartering away shot, but I felt confident. Now all the second guessing starts.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:40 PM   #136
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Things arenít looking good on the recovery. No blood, no tracks, super thick cover, just no leads on where to search. Searched for the last hour of day light last night and had 5 guys out all morning with no luck. Heís either still alive, or he ran a long way. It was a hard quartering away shot, but I felt confident. Now all the second guessing starts.

Not the outcome I was hoping to see today. Sorry about that but it does happen. With those muzzleloaders, once you shoot and all the smoke finally clears its hard to tell what happened after the shot.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:41 PM   #137
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Dang! Hate that for ya!
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:41 PM   #138
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Just hope it was a clean miss. Stay after them. He will be back and you can close the Deal..
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:56 PM   #139
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I’m hoping for a clean miss or a flesh would at this point. Some people are trophy hunters and some people are meet hunters. I’m a combination of both and hate wasting meat as well as the life of an animal. 2nd deer for me to lose in my hunting career. It’s rough.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:10 PM   #140
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i may have missed it but ar eyou hunting public of lease land with an outfitter up there kansas is on my bucket list for sure
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:12 PM   #141
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i may have missed it but ar eyou hunting public of lease land with an outfitter up there kansas is on my bucket list for sure
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:14 PM   #142
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Man I wasn’t gonna say it but have you thought about a dog? I was stubborn last year and didn’t get anyone with a dog to come out even though people offered for nothing. Shot him on a Sunday evening found him Tuesday morning and had walked within 15 foot of him a few times. Buzzards led me too him. Will not think twice about it next time!
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:20 PM   #143
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Man I wasnít gonna say it but have you thought about a dog? I was stubborn last year and didnít get anyone with a dog to come out even though people offered for nothing. Shot him on a Sunday evening found him Tuesday morning and had walked within 15 foot of him a few times. Buzzards led me too him. Will not think twice about it next time!
From what I was told, they just legalized it over here and they do not know of anybody with a dog around these parts. I brought it up last night after no sign of blood before we trampled the area.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:01 PM   #144
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From what I was told, they just legalized it over here and they do not know of anybody with a dog around these parts. I brought it up last night after no sign of blood before we trampled the area.
Glad to hear they FINALLY legalized it. For years you could NOT utilize a dog (Legally. You could always say you were just out for a walk...).
Still hopeful it was a clean miss. He will be back, probably tonight. Stick to it and lay him down.. Still hate to hear this though.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:12 PM   #145
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:10 AM   #146
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Needing some updates...
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:59 PM   #147
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Went out yesterday evening and this morning with no luck. Just got done glassing for buzzards and nothing. Starting to think he may still be alive. Trail cam is running, so hopefully weíll find out. Got approval to stay another day, so Iíll be back in the stand this evening and tomorrow morning. Front pushing through this evening, wind is already starting to shift.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:04 PM   #148
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Good luck, I will be at Oklahoma lease next sat thru tue then to Kansas lease wed thru sat for the first round. Keep us posted.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:04 PM   #149
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Went out yesterday evening and this morning with no luck. Just got done glassing for buzzards and nothing. Starting to think he may still be alive. Trail cam is running, so hopefully weíll find out. Got approval to stay another day, so Iíll be back in the stand this evening and tomorrow morning. Front pushing through this evening, wind is already starting to shift.
Dude I'm on the edge if my seat waiting for updates! Just don't joke with me like you did yesterday evening! I about spoiled your thread and luckily edited.
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:13 PM   #150
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Front moving in this evening will have them out and about. Be ready, this evening is going to be a Good One...
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