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Old 11-24-2016, 07:23 PM   #1
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Cool Time to get serious.

I've hunted at the lease two weekends with my Hoyt. Two sits with my recurve mixed in. One evening and one morning set at my ranch with my recurve. A week in Missouri with my Hoyt with no shot at a legal buck presented. So far a doe and a pig have fallen to the Hoyt. Tonight I leave to my ranch and will only take the recurve. We have a work weekend planned but I will get at least a couple days of traditional hunts in. Time to get my first traditional kill. Tuesday I will head to my lease for about a week. I need to get things in the freezer so I can get to killing ducks. I will take the Hoyt, but will concentrate on using my recurve until I fulfill my goal. No more worrying about boy scout outings, no more doctor visits, no more "gotta get it done by the weekend dock work". Just time to get serious about what I love to do and do it in a manner that challenges me more than any I have tried so far.:
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:28 PM   #2
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:47 PM   #3
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Best of luck, after the first you might not ever pick up that hoyt again
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:53 PM   #4
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Thanx Mike. And I doubt that. I don't like feeling, unsure, like I do now. When I shoot the Hoyt I am surprised if it doesn't hit what I shoot at. I'm not there quite yet with my recurve.
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Awesome!! I hope you get one!!
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:08 PM   #6
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Good luck Gary!


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Old 11-24-2016, 09:22 PM   #7
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Good luck brother!! Get it done! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:36 PM   #8
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:51 PM   #9
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:32 PM   #10
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:53 PM   #11
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Good luck, I know what you mean about being surprised when the compound doesn't hit "THE SPOT" . It takes time and patience but the recurve will work for you. Keep at it. Even my little spike with the new longbow last week felt like a titan to me. LOL. Clear your mind and let the arrow slip away. :-)
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:57 AM   #12
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good luck buddy!!
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:17 AM   #13
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Thanx Mike. And I doubt that. I don't like feeling, unsure, like I do now. When I shoot the Hoyt I am surprised if it doesn't hit what I shoot at. I'm not there quite yet with my recurve.
Same here.

Good luck and enjoy the week off. I had a full week off and it was productive.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:50 AM   #14
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So far a lone doe passed by out of range. I hear the other guys stirring at camp headed out to check a pig trap. Still so many acorns still in these oaks. These deer should make it through winter healthy.

Well, except for the ones that don't end up in freezers.

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Old 11-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #15
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So far a lone doe passed by out of range. I hear the other guys stirring at camp headed out to check a pig trap. Still so many acorns still in these oaks. These deer should make it through winter healthy.

Well, except for the ones that don't end up in freezers.

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Same way here. I was working in camp the other day and it was unreal listening to how many acorns were falling and bouncing off those tin roofs.
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:05 PM   #16
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Pulling the well pump today. It's a beast so far. Can't wait to get this place running full steam. I'll move in and hunt every day.

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Old 12-01-2016, 07:31 AM   #17
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40* and a pretty solid east wind. Two young bucks and a yearling doe have hit the hand corn so far.Name:  20161201_072906.jpg
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:44 AM   #18
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Awesome good luck !
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:50 AM   #19
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Will need a little of it. Haven been here in over a month so they haven't been getting corned here much.

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Old 12-01-2016, 10:12 AM   #20
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Good luck!! Hope you get one!!
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:25 AM   #21
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Good luck Gary. Is that 40 feet


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Old 12-01-2016, 11:29 AM   #22
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He was about 7 yards.

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Old 12-01-2016, 11:34 AM   #23
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40* = 40 degrees!!!!

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Old 12-01-2016, 12:12 PM   #24
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Oh ok

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Old 12-01-2016, 05:40 PM   #25
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Well it was a day of close calls. Always waiting on the bigger doe. Had some good bucks on the pen tonight and a big doe but I needed to get out of the pen so I could shoot her. Finally a buck ran her off.Name:  20161201_162752.jpg
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:24 PM   #26
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Keep after them!!!

Are those panels for your pen made out of T-posts welded together?

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Old 12-01-2016, 08:37 PM   #27
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No sir. 1x1.5" tubular welded to panels. Made connectors I drop rod through to hold them together.

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Old 12-01-2016, 08:38 PM   #28
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Looks like some good hunting!! That's buck is pretty nice too!!
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:51 PM   #29
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All to young. I had two four year olds, three 3year old and several one and two year bucks, two young doe and one huge doe. I could have killed her with my compound but I never picked it up. Had corn between the pen and blind but the bucks kept her away from it. Gonna be tough to shoot the sage in the maverick blind though. Have to can't the bow a bit.

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Old 12-01-2016, 09:34 PM   #30
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Good luck in the morning!! You'll get it done.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:36 PM   #31
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I shoot a 64" bow and have no problem shooting in a Maverick blind!!!!

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Old 12-01-2016, 09:47 PM   #32
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Is it on the ground or on a platform?

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Old 12-01-2016, 10:15 PM   #33
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One on the ground, and one on a platform, but not raised. I do not own one, but a friend has them on his ranch. I killed a doe out of the one on the platform earlier this season.

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Old 12-01-2016, 10:19 PM   #34
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I have to sit back against the wall so the bow is in the middle or can't a little. No that is just me trying. Haven't shot out of it yet.
Marty put one of his on an elevated platform. Wonder if he has killed anything out of it yet.

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Old 12-01-2016, 10:37 PM   #35
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I don't think I would like the Maverick on an elevated platform. The windows are not low enough for real close shots. I have to sit way back too, but that is because I have somewhat of a swing draw. It works just fine sitting on the far side and shooting thru the openings.

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Old 12-01-2016, 10:42 PM   #36
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Well I wasn't thinking traditional when I set it up. A 30" Carbon Spyder was doing fine. Not sure how I talked myself into this.

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I have a Krivoman blind that I put my own windows in. They are low enough that it would work fine if elevated. That is a beef I have with just about all mfgrd blinds. They put the windows so high that you can see the sky fine, but they interfere with really close shots, esp when elevated. I don't care about seeing the sky. If most were the same size, but 6" lower, it would really help trad folks out.

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Old 12-02-2016, 02:05 AM   #38
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Just give that big boy another year or two. You'll have a trad trophy to be proud of, fer sure!


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Old 12-02-2016, 06:47 AM   #39
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I'm going to build some for our ranch of square tube and R panel. Three 12"x24" wingows. The bottom of the windows will be 24" off the floor. Going to put the on 10' platforms.

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Old 12-02-2016, 07:22 AM   #40
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Go get em! And good luck!
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Old 12-02-2016, 07:43 AM   #41
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This buck will be a bruiser in two years. I have hand corn east of me from 10 to 12 yards. The deer at the feeder are to far for me with the recurve.

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Old 12-02-2016, 09:13 AM   #42
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I have a Krivoman blind that I put my own windows in. They are low enough that it would work fine if elevated. That is a beef I have with just about all mfgrd blinds. They put the windows so high that you can see the sky fine, but they interfere with really close shots, esp when elevated. I don't care about seeing the sky. If most were the same size, but 6" lower, it would really help trad folks out.

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Yep. My biggest beef is the windows too. It is one reason why I like the plastic folding chair; they are a bit taller and posture wise, it gets your butt 3-4" higher off the ground than those fabric bag chairs.

The pop-up blind I keep around has side windows that are vertical windows rather than horizontal. It's the only one that I keep a bag chair stored with.

The other pop-up blinds that are good, are the ones where you can adjust the whole window up down.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:16 AM   #43
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I have a chair and cushions plenty high. But the ceiling contact is an issue. I'm going to take my target over there and work a few shots out of it.

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I have a chair and cushions plenty high. But the ceiling contact is an issue. I'm going to take my target over there and work a few shots out of it.

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That is exactly my point! If the windows were the correct height (i.e. lower), you would not need to pile cusions up to get high enough to shoot at close stuff, and hitting the ceiling would not be an issue.

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Old 12-02-2016, 10:25 AM   #45
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We have a blind that I love to hunt out of that we are going to rework in the offseason by raising the roof. Fortunately my lease mates are understanding (and are engineers as well) and we've done a lot of measuring of window height/roof height, etc for future blinds, etc.

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Old 12-03-2016, 03:55 PM   #46
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Rained out this morning. Got a lull so came to stand. No rain right now but not much of a wind either. NNE for what there is but I just don't like it when it's this still. I've got corn at 10 yards in front of and to the left of my blind. The young bucks have been dominating the corn outside of the pen. If I can't get a doe to cooperate tonight outside the pen I may have to turn the Hoyt loose on one inside the pen. Though I want to get one with my recurve my daughter has asked me if I've killed any yet because they are almost out of meat.

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Old 12-03-2016, 04:53 PM   #47
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:28 PM   #49
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Slow night. Best buck was a 5yo 9 that I may have shot with my recurve but he has short tines and is more of a management buck.Name:  20161203_170341.jpg
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Good luck... My first weekend trad hunt was in San Saba. I had a 2 hogs 1 turkey weekend, I love San Saba.
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