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Old 11-11-2017, 03:57 PM   #51
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Good luck this afternoon


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Old 11-11-2017, 04:07 PM   #52
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Bummer you didn't find him

Good luck this evening, about to head to stand myself
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:39 PM   #53
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I was the only one to see a buck this evening. I was sitting about 25 yards below a ridge line overlooking a huge oak tree. Had a good buck come in from behind me, down wind again, and stop at 18 yards. Way too thick for a shot. He stopped and wandered up the hill never to return.
It is supposed to start raining in a couple of hours and continue until the evening. They have a few pop up blinds available but I am getting sicker and may opt to stay dry and see if the meds can work.


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Old 11-12-2017, 06:07 AM   #54
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Tex is sleeping in this morning. Iíll try to update from my location best I can (Iím the nephew). Light rain this morning. I think everyone is retreating to ground blinds but me. Have a stand that is close to a trail that I saw a lot of movement on our first afternoon. Going to try and sit all day.


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Old 11-12-2017, 06:38 AM   #55
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Tex is sleeping in this morning. Iíll try to update from my location best I can (Iím the nephew). Light rain this morning. I think everyone is retreating to ground blinds but me. Have a stand that is close to a trail that I saw a lot of movement on our first afternoon. Going to try and sit all day.


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Good luck, what are the temps up there?
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:46 AM   #56
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:00 AM   #57
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:27 AM   #58
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Good luck, what are the temps up there?


Mid 30's this morning with rain.
I started getting sick on the way up here and have gotten worse since. Didn't want to get wet and cold and make it even worse.


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Old 11-12-2017, 01:33 PM   #59
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Good luck, what are the temps up there?


Rainy and 37 right now. Was a lot colder Friday and Saturday morning. Light drizzle all day so far


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Old 11-12-2017, 01:49 PM   #60
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Rainy and 37 right now. Was a lot colder Friday and Saturday morning. Light drizzle all day so far


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You still planning to sit all day?
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:02 PM   #61
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You still planning to sit all day?


Ya Iíve been sitting all day and itís been raining ALL DAY lol. Saw two nice three year olds about 11. Just too young. Decided to move to a location on the side of a hill over looking a big draw. Can see a big scrape with lots of rubs around. Keeping fingers crossed.


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Old 11-12-2017, 03:04 PM   #62
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:28 PM   #63
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Ended up switching stands last minute. Had two does feeding about 100 yards off for 20 minutes or so. About 30 minutes before dark caught movement in the same area thinking is was a doe again. Finally caught movement of horns and realized it was a huge buck. Snort weezed at him and he came straight to me but the wind shifted and he bolted. Changing things up tomorrow and going to a duck blind in the morning on the Mississippi.


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Old 11-13-2017, 08:39 PM   #64
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Deer movement picked up today. Snort wheezed a giant in yesterday only to have him catch my wind after it shifted. Went duck hunting this morning on the Mississippi. One of the coolest hunting experiences of my life. Going back again in the morning then hitting the woods in the afternoon. Name:  IMG_1651.jpg
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:55 AM   #65
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Looks like fun!

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:41 AM   #66
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Bruce and I are trying something different as well. Morning movement has been almost non existent so we are going to have a good breakfast, fix a sandwich and head out mid morning.
It's cloudy and windy but if things aren't working you've got to change something.



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Old 11-14-2017, 10:40 AM   #67
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Sounds like a good plan. Duck hunting the Mississippi looks like a good time!
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:03 PM   #68
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:48 PM   #69
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Bruce and i hunted from 10:30 until dark but no shooters were seen. The duck hunter showed up this afternoon half prepared and in a post duck hunt glow and got it done on an Illinois Buck. I'll let him give the story and pics.


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Old 11-14-2017, 08:39 PM   #70
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It was the most memorable day of hunting Iíve ever had. Got on my first mallards today then had an awesome afternoon hunt in the deer woods. After getting back from duck hunting around 1:30 I got to the house and changed and was able to get out there about 2:00. I decided to leave my frame pack because it was getting pretty heavy from carrying it every day this week so I just grabbed my flash light and grunt call. At first I went up a hill overlooking a creek bottom that had a lean too up against a big oak. I didnít like it because it had a big tree limb that covered up the main shooting lane. I didnít have a saw to cut the limb because I left my pack and after and unsuccessful attempt at breaking the limb I decided to hunt another stand in a bottom next to a corn field. About a hour before dark I heard a buck grunt coming from my left towards the corn field. I tried grunting back but after 10-15 minutes nothing came in. About 4:15 I heard another long grunt coming from the same direction. Sunset is 4:50 and shooting light ends 20 after. I decided at 4:30 Iíd climb down and hike up to the edge of the field to see if anything was still around. I walked up the four wheeler path to the top and already saw four does on the adjacent property in the corn field. I got down and crawled below some tall grass to a small tree about 10 yards off the path to the right. The fence that separated our property from the neighbors was 30 yards in front of me. At this point I can see roughly a dozen does out in the field. I decided just to sit still and watch to see if I could get lucky enough for a doe to jump over. As I was watching I noticed a buck on the back side of all the does. He started walking towards me about 80 yards out pushing a doe. I picked up my grunt call and gave a short grunt then snort wheezed at him. He threw his head up and here he came. He got to the fence line and started pacing back and forth. I thought ďthere is no way this dude is jumping the fenceĒ. About that time he hopped it and was 25 yards from me staring my direction. At this point it was getting dark so I knew he couldnít make me out. At one point he turned to look away and when I went to draw he caught me 1/4 draw. He then started stomping at me trying to get me to budge. I stayed still and just a few seconds later he turned his head back to leave and turned completely broadside and at that moment I came to full draw. I settled my pin on his heart and he dropped right into it. He jumped the fence and never made it out of the field. A memory and hunt Iíll always have with me. Name:  IMG_1681.jpg
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:12 PM   #71
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It was the most memorable day of hunting Iíve ever had. Got on my first mallards today then had an awesome afternoon hunt in the deer woods. After getting back from duck hunting around 1:30 I got to the house and changed and was able to get out there about 2:00. I decided to leave my frame pack because it was getting pretty heavy from carrying it every day this week so I just grabbed my flash light and grunt call. At first I went up a hill overlooking a creek bottom that had a lean too up against a big oak. I didnít like it because it had a big tree limb that covered up the main shooting lane. I didnít have a saw to cut the limb because I left my pack and after and unsuccessful attempt at breaking the limb I decided to hunt another stand in a bottom next to a corn field. About a hour before dark I heard a buck grunt coming from my left towards the corn field. I tried grunting back but after 10-15 minutes nothing came in. About 4:15 I heard another long grunt coming from the same direction. Sunset is 4:50 and shooting light ends 20 after. I decided at 4:30 Iíd climb down and hike up to the edge of the field to see if anything was still around. I walked up the four wheeler path to the top and already saw four does on the adjacent property in the corn field. I got down and crawled below some tall grass to a small tree about 10 yards off the path to the right. The fence that separated our property from the neighbors was 30 yards in front of me. At this point I can see roughly a dozen does out in the field. I decided just to sit still and watch to see if I could get lucky enough for a doe to jump over. As I was watching I noticed a buck on the back side of all the does. He started walking towards me about 80 yards out pushing a doe. I picked up my grunt call and gave a short grunt then snort wheezed at him. He threw his head up and here he came. He got to the fence line and started pacing back and forth. I thought ďthere is no way this dude is jumping the fenceĒ. About that time he hopped it and was 25 yards from me staring my direction. At this point it was getting dark so I knew he couldnít make me out. At one point he turned to look away and when I went to draw he caught me 1/4 draw. He then started stomping at me trying to get me to budge. I stayed still and just a few seconds later he turned his head back to leave and turned completely broadside and at that moment I came to full draw. I settled my pin on his heart and he dropped right into it. He jumped the fence and never made it out of the field. A memory and hunt Iíll always have with me. Attachment 883080Attachment 883081


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What a day, canít beat that! Congrats. Great job


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Old 11-14-2017, 09:18 PM   #72
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Great recap. Thanks for that and congrats on a great buck!


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Old 11-14-2017, 09:35 PM   #73
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Deer movement picked up today. Snort wheezed a giant in yesterday only to have him catch my wind after it shifted. Went duck hunting this morning on the Mississippi. One of the coolest hunting experiences of my life. Going back again in the morning then hitting the woods in the afternoon. Attachment 882871Attachment 882872Attachment 882873Attachment 882874Attachment 882875


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Brushing blinds with pine trees so rhe beavers don't eat them!! Done that!!! Had one a mile from shore we had to use pine on because they ate every piece of willow off it the first night!!


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Old 11-14-2017, 10:26 PM   #74
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Well done nephew! Lol

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Old 11-15-2017, 10:07 AM   #75
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Any luck this am?
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:52 AM   #76
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Great job! Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:26 AM   #77
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They didnít see anything else this morning. Loaded up now and once we eat some late breakfast weíll be on the road to Tejas.


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