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Old 10-02-2017, 08:39 PM   #1
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What went wrong for you this weekend?

For me:

4 wheeler broke down

Borrowed a buddies 4 wheeler, it broke down

A pack rat chewed up an ABS wire on my truck

1 trail camera didn't work

Had a bad sd card in my video camera

Lost my phone for about an hour

Found a tick attached to the middle of my back that I couldn't reach

Didn't kill anything.

A lot of bad, but it was great to be in the woods again.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:43 PM   #2
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I missed at 52 yds cuz I drank too much
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:44 PM   #3
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Had to work!

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Old 10-02-2017, 08:46 PM   #4
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I didn't go to a stand, which greatly reduces your chance of shooting a deer. We really don't have our new place ready so I went and shot a limit of dove instead.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:52 PM   #5
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Saturday I was off bad! I shot at dove all morning lots of them! I was having issues seeing them or picking them up with cloud cover. No excuse for the afternoon I just missed a lot! Whole lot. Sunday picked up the semi-auto and went to town. Had a limit by 7:45 !!
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:55 PM   #6
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Dang....Sounds like everything was going well for you.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:56 PM   #7
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Didnít spray down for scent, got winded

Lost felt on my rest at elk camp a couple weeks ago,never replaced it, buck heard my draw and spooked.

Spooked a doe reaching for my TBH transponder to check on Nursejennís live hunt

Got to the blind 45 minutes late, spooked deer heading to blind

Kicked my cup when rotating in the tripod to get a shot off.

However, despite everything, we connected on this freak spike Sunday night!





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Old 10-02-2017, 08:56 PM   #8
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didn't get to hunt opening morning (working), went out sunday morning and my two target bucks were there; got ready to draw on one and somehow managed a sniffle, which sent them away at a fast pace. , will try again in the a.m.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:57 PM   #9
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What went wrong for you this weekend?

For me:

4 wheeler broke down

Borrowed a buddies 4 wheeler, it broke down

A pack rat chewed up an ABS wire on my truck

1 trail camera didn't work

Had a bad sd card in my video camera

Lost my phone for about an hour

Found a tick attached to the middle of my back that I couldn't reach

Didn't kill anything.

A lot of bad, but it was great to be in the woods again.
Times have certainly changed!!
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:00 PM   #10
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Got to my pop up the one evening I can hunt and there was a hive of red wasps, poked it down with my camera tripod before I got in and they left. Kept swatting them out while in the blind when they tried to regain entry, other than that my Deer didnít show so was a pretty uneventful sit.


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Old 10-02-2017, 09:06 PM   #11
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Work, work, work...
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:06 PM   #12
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I am now short a tank top because I forgot TP on Saturday morning...

And my Jeep has been washed but still isn't CLEAN... lolz
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:06 PM   #13
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Forgot to fill my feeder
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:12 PM   #14
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Absolutely nothing went wrong this weekend. We babysat our 2 grandsons all weekend long. We made T. rex teeth outa plaster, moved some dirt around, ate junk food, made grilled cheese sandwiches on the fire pit. Nope, everything went perfectly! The deer will always be there. Times like these go by too quickly.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #15
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I discovered that my cousin left me with this little treat. He claimed he didn't know....how do you not know!


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Old 10-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #16
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Saturday AM no deer. PM, neighbor across the fence held target practice from 6:10 'til 7:40. The one deer I saw walked up to the fence about 35 yds away cross-wind, put her nose in the air and sniffed, then turned and walked away.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:16 PM   #17
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Two stray cows decided to show up and dump a feeder
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:19 PM   #18
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No place to hunt till rifle
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:20 PM   #19
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Bears disappeared


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Old 10-02-2017, 09:21 PM   #20
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Skeeters tried to kill me and almost got away with my Thermacell.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:23 PM   #21
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nothin really just deer wearnt moving very well
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:25 PM   #22
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I didn't get to go! Had a 10 year reunion... Hope to make up for it this weekend!
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:29 PM   #23
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Worked every morning. tryed to get out for one evening hunt, walking in seen somthing moving through the leafs coming towards me, it was a jumbo copper head!!!! killed it turned around and decided not to hunt that day and for that matter not to hunt that ground blind either that was 5 yards away!
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:30 PM   #24
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Just the skeeters and no deer big enough.
Good weekend other than that.
I Hate skeeters
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:31 PM   #25
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My dad's feeder mechanism wasn't working and had no idea till I got in to hunt opening morning (it was working fine two weeks ago when we were last there).

Forgot the cushion for my tripod Saturday evening and my butt hurt like I'd been prison raped by the end of the hunt.

Realized I have a ton of hogs I need to deal with.

Deer have disappeared from my prized hand corn spot.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:33 PM   #26
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Don't have a single setup for a SE wind.

Doesn't matter, my target must think I'm jshouse and he left a week before season started and hasn't been back. Came in every night for the month prior.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:34 PM   #27
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Worked but did help a friend get a 12 point he shot when he invited us over for dinner lol. At least I got to see a deer.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:34 PM   #28
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Sat 7:57am. There are 4 legal bucks around my feeder. Daughter took a shot at a nice 8 pt shooter at 17 yds. Deer doesn't even flinch. She misses high.

Sat. 7:15pm. 2 shooter bucks at the feeder. One of them is a monster 10 pt. Just beautiful. He is broadside at 19 yds. Daughter takes the shot. We get a hit that looks good at first glance Buck turns a runs away and I notice minimal arrow penetration. We look for blood and find none. Decide to pull out and come back in the morning as I am not prepared to track at night. Morning comes. Can't find blood or the arrow. Review of video with my new found friend at Texas Tracking Dog reveals a high hit in the backstrap. Went home extremely disappointed and had a beer.


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Old 10-02-2017, 09:36 PM   #29
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What went wrong for you this weekend?

For me:

4 wheeler broke down

Borrowed a buddies 4 wheeler, it broke down

A pack rat chewed up an ABS wire on my truck

1 trail camera didn't work

Had a bad sd card in my video camera

Lost my phone for about an hour

Found a tick attached to the middle of my back that I couldn't reach

Didn't kill anything.

A lot of bad, but it was great to be in the woods again.
Haha, thatís so sad itís funny! I hope you get it turned around
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:37 PM   #30
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Deer didn't cooperate
Cable broke on winch up last night as I lowered it to top it off before I left.


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Old 10-02-2017, 09:39 PM   #31
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It's still Summer.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:43 PM   #32
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I can't complain buuuut, my utv had a flat, and I started a small grass fire using the burn barrel. Thought it was wet enough after some rain. Next time I'll just use the $300 fire pit!
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:48 PM   #33
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Ranch truck won't start unless it's in gear. 4 wheeler has a fuel leak. I'll address both issues this weekend. It was still better than sitting at home.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:50 PM   #34
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Got to the stand late on Saturday. Camera was positioned badly so no idea what's been hitting my area. Decided to do some more mowing after my Saturday morning hunt and blew a tire on the trailer going into the lease. Mowed 20 minutes and spent an hour changing a tire. Went Sunday and had critters all around me until daylight, then nothing. Got a text from my wife asking me to come home because she was getting sick. On top of all that, I realized I didn't have near the cover in my tree I thought I did, and there are no acorns in any of the oaks I'm set up in. But, my LTC came in on Saturday and I got a knife and sheath finished for a client ahead of schedule.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:51 PM   #35
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Acorns.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:55 PM   #36
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Deer didn't cooperate
Cable broke on winch up last night as I lowered it to top it off before I left.


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Old 10-02-2017, 10:02 PM   #37
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Was deployed. But in Germany now, wheels up in a few hours and headed for home! Will pick the bow up from the shop, practice with the new sight and be in the stand by Friday.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:13 PM   #38
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Acorns.
This . My part of Coleman county completely covered in em.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:13 PM   #39
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Had one doe come in to eat hand corn, but stayed pointing right at the tree I was in. Never turned broadside. No shot. Watched this go on for 10 minutes, with the deer at 11 yards. Finally (almost mercifully) she bolted away to tree line.

Will use better hand corning technique next time. Corn should be laid out in lines going away from blind/stand, so that deer will eat at 90-degree angle to line -- hence, broadside. Experts at this like Rick and Garguy suggest placing corn lines so that deer eyes are behind a bush or log when eating so you can draw while their head is down without being seen. I will do this NEXT time!

Consolation: concealment with homemade burlap camo on tree stand must be okay and scent control must be working to last that long, that close before doe bolted.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:14 PM   #40
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Forgot to pack socks. Two cams went down. Spooked two hogs that I didn't notice come in when the sun went down. Still had a great time.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:39 PM   #41
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Absolutely nothing went wrong this weekend. We babysat our 2 grandsons all weekend long. We made T. rex teeth outa plaster, moved some dirt around, ate junk food, made grilled cheese sandwiches on the fire pit. Nope, everything went perfectly! The deer will always be there. Times like these go by too quickly.
I usually don't like people that brag, but this is awesome! Hope to have this kind of fortune and attitude one day.

Having said that: My side by side starter messed up last week, but I have a back up small 4 wheeler. I forgot my rubber boots, seat cushion, and bow holder Saturday morning. Decided I wanted a new stand for my primary bow spot on Saturday. My old stand was about 12 feet, so everything was trimmed for it. My new stand is 15 feet. I stick out like a sore thumb now. My limb saw broke and my chainsaw oiler got clogged up. A bad day in the woods is still better than a good day at work anytime!

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Old 10-02-2017, 11:48 PM   #42
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My dog spoiled my first hunt, a punk band spoiled my second, I spoiled my 3rd missing a 20yard shot on a doe. Then during practice Sunday before my afternoon hunt I bought a Black Hole breadhead target and lost 3 arrows with Muzzy's on them due to passthrough of this cheap POS target. Now I'm down to one arrow so skipped the hunt and hoping to get some arrows and practice in tomorrow so I can hunt Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:03 AM   #43
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Was deployed. But in Germany now, wheels up in a few hours and headed for home! Will pick the bow up from the shop, practice with the new sight and be in the stand by Friday.
Preciate your service. Good luck Friday!
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:08 AM   #44
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A stupid doe spooked my target buck out after he came in first thing opening morning
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:11 AM   #45
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I was just about to draw on a doe when the neighbor fired up his atv to track a wounded deer... He never found it.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:30 AM   #46
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1 the ranch house is being renovated so could not spend the night
2 someone smoked a ton of weed in the house and my clothes smelled like pot
3 the pot head used up all the gas in the mule , took my truck and ripped off the fender flare
4 pot head left some pork chops on kitchen counter and it smelled
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:19 AM   #47
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Got to lease Saturday morning before lunch and were hauling butt back home no sooner than we got there because Dad was having another TIA- mini stroke. Spent opening wknd at hospital with him
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:25 AM   #48
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my old man can't grasp scent control and walked by my stand about 50 yards up wing about 8:30 am and then after the morning hunt he walked around the entire area i was hunting "to show me stuff" wearing jean shorts with his bear legs all over everything. After the last hunt he tells me My scent might be keeping the deer away, i was back and forth through here 5-6 times this week.

faaaaantastic
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:30 AM   #49
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I got sick and couldn't hunt...
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:39 AM   #50
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What went wrong? I didn't hunt. Too hot. I did win $25 on the golf course Saturday.
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