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Old 09-12-2017, 09:24 PM   #1
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So, who is absolutely not ready for bow season?

I haven't moved stands, put out cameras, feeders, or started thinking about food plots. I haven't even shot my bow since last fall. I feel like such a failure as a bow hunter.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:25 PM   #2
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Harvey ruined my season lost all my stands and feeders.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:26 PM   #3
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I'm not hunting but I got my boat ready. Hopefully now season lessens the pressure on the bay. October and November fishing is the best.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #4
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Boy I'm ready!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #5
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counting the days!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:31 PM   #6
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Hope to get off work from the recovery this weekend to head up to the lease to get ready. Don't know how much bow hunting I will get in still a lot of work to do.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:32 PM   #7
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Me, my bow is in pieces and don't see any openings in weekends to get any of it ready. I'm even probably going to miss opening weekend
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:34 PM   #8
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Yeah I think Harvey flooded all the deer out of the river bottom where I hunt. My little lease in Polk county will have to do I guess but with everything going on I haven't checked cams and my feeders are probably empty. Hopefully get it taken care of on Saturday. I do have a Colorado elk hunt in October so I am excited about that.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:44 PM   #9
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I am not ready. My lease was a few feet underwater in Liberty County. Had a guy on the lease tell me that there are fresh tracks of hogs and deer in the mud and around the feeders. Haven't shot the bow since last fall, no trail cams out. At least the stands and feeders are ok as far as I know. Got a kid on the way also, so my prep time and hunting time has been and will be limited. Stuff happens just do the best with what you have. Good luck !
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:46 PM   #10
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I'm not ready, yet. Sept 22 when south zone dove opens I'll be down there setting up cameras and feeders. Then go back down when it cools off a little bit with the bow.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #11
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So, who is absolutely not ready for bow season?

I haven't moved stands, put out cameras, feeders, or started thinking about food plots. I haven't even shot my bow since last fall. I feel like such a failure as a bow hunter.


Guilty of the same as you, Sir. Doesn't look like I'm going to make it by the opener either. Just too much going on. Schedule is as full as it can be. I'm ready for a break.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:58 PM   #12
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i am not ready. new baby, new job and trying to stay in shape have killed my time at the farm and slinging arrows. it may be a smokepole year since my work schedule is getting even more hectic in the coming months
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:10 PM   #13
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All I have left is to set up my pop-up blind and brush it in the weekend after next. But ill be working opening weekend.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:16 PM   #14
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Haven't done anything to get ready been fishing to many bass tournament in my spare time.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:21 PM   #15
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I haven't washed my clothes yet , but other then that it can't get here soon enough!
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:23 PM   #16
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I don't really have anywhere to hunt, so...
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:28 PM   #17
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Can't wait!! Leaving on the 28th for Zapata Texas, brush in a few pop ups on Friday and double check everything and be ready to rock bright and early Saturday morning!! 16 Days!!!!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:33 PM   #18
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I have 800 acres next door to hunt. Have a feeder out and that's it. 4 of us hunts this place and I think there are only two feeders running. Mosquitoes are so bad I doubt I will hunt it until the first cold front.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:56 PM   #19
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The eye of Harvey went directly over our lease. There are very large tress blocking most of the roads. All of our stands and feeders are down. We have a lot of work to do before we can hunt.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:21 PM   #20
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Harvey ruined my season lost all my stands and feeders.
Same here. Guess I'll be hitting up the national forest
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:43 AM   #21
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My stands have been hanging from the same trees for 10 years
I dont have feeders
I never need to clear brush for shooting lanes
i should get the bow out pretty soon for a little practice
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:46 AM   #22
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Nada. Need to move a tree stand and a feeder. Need to get to shooting my bow more regularly


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Old 09-13-2017, 06:49 AM   #23
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I'm ready in the field just not ready on the other half but some how will pull it off.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:51 AM   #24
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All my gear is ready, but I ain't! Work and problems associated with work have put a dampner on my enthusiasm to go.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:55 AM   #25
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I was ready except for a little mowing and then Harvey flooded the house.
Will still be hunting opening weekend. The house can wait.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:11 AM   #26
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Building a house and living in a travel trailer has me less ready than ever. But I will still have a spot or two ready.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:18 AM   #27
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Yeah I think Harvey flooded all the deer out of the river bottom where I hunt. My little lease in Polk county will have to do I guess but with everything going on I haven't checked cams and my feeders are probably empty. Hopefully get it taken care of on Saturday. I do have a Colorado elk hunt in October so I am excited about that.
You'd be surprised how fast they come back. My area was under 3-4' of water for almost 2 weeks and I saw a bunch of deer there yesterday, just 4 days after the water dropped.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:24 AM   #28
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I bought a new bow and had in a soft case and opened the door of my truck....bow case fell out and bent my sight...had to send that in to HHA...waiting for it to come back.
So not ready yet.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:43 AM   #29
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I am not ready. My lease was a few feet underwater in Liberty County. Had a guy on the lease tell me that there are fresh tracks of hogs and deer in the mud and around the feeders. Haven't shot the bow since last fall, no trail cams out. At least the stands and feeders are ok as far as I know. Got a kid on the way also, so my prep time and hunting time has been and will be limited. Stuff happens just do the best with what you have. Good luck !
Went to Devers Lease yesterday evening. The water had gotten really deep pretty much over the whole lease as far as I can tell. We could smell dead animals every now and then but didn't really investigate what it was. Hopefully it was more hogs than deer. We did see 6 deer and 1 hog so somehow or another they survived the flood. Also saw a scrape and plenty of tracks so I'm hopeful all will be good!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:07 AM   #30
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i thought i was ready, but its hard to hunt when your homeless, harvey ruined my season, my home my shop and my wife's car, ,, at least we have a decent place to stay with my daughter and son in law,,, i have no place to put any meat if i killed something,,,, maybe i can do some fall salt water fishing this year,,,,
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:09 AM   #31
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I'm was ready. Then my hunting area of the lease flooded. Lost 6 cameras & 2 feeders. Now I'm scrambling to get a few thing set up on a friends property in Crockett & my place in Weldon.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:14 AM   #32
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Im ready, but unprepared. Been working everyday on flooded homes and buildings
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:16 AM   #33
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Nowhere near ready. This year I'm hunting a place my buddy just bought. I have not even scouted it yet, much less put up stands or feeders. I have continued to shoot regularly throughout the summer so I am prepared, it may be a while before I have something to shoot at
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:16 AM   #34
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I had to make a day trip out to get my feeders going in Sabinal. Only got 1-4 going in Bastrop though

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Old 09-13-2017, 08:18 AM   #35
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I should have been in Nebraska 2 weeks ago but Harvey & Irma have me on hold, can't leave til my home on Miami Beach has power
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:20 AM   #36
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I am not ready. Not because of any good reason. Football season just takes too many of my hours and kids are getting older so always on the run.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:23 AM   #37
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All I have left is planting the food plot which is going to happen this weekend. Been more excited about this season than I have been in a few years.

I spent a lot of time with a hinge release this summer and I'm shooting as good as I ever have.

Just need Athens to hurry up and get my new bow to me.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:55 AM   #38
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Im semi ready. Finally got back to the lease to survey the damage this past weekend. Was a lot better than i figured but still a mess. One stand missing a roof and the other on its side with the roof torn off. One feeder with the lid gone and soured corn but not too bad overall. I was one of the luckier ones so I cant complain. Still have plenty to do but ran out of time......
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:11 AM   #39
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I'm ready but I picked up a second job and they have me working weekends mainly. May not get to hunt much if at all this year. My dad wants me to ask off for the opening weekend of rifle season. I told him that he may have to hunt a lot by himself this year. He gave me this look of confusion and said "If your not going to go I probably wont go." I said why not, to which he responded with "What if I shoot something what am I suppose to do? I haven't cleaned one since you were 12 or so." All I could do was laugh and tell him maybe this year you get to learn again, so get to watching videos and reading books or something. Lol.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:25 AM   #40
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Everything at the lease is ready, deer seem ready but I might need to shoot my bow...

I shot it in April at turkeys... that counts right?
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:32 AM   #41
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I'm not at all ready, haven't shot my bow since last season. Lease is in Victoria and took a major hit from Harvey. Tried to go check on it too soon after the storm and buried my truck. While waiting for help I walked into my newest spot and found that the big blind I built last year was still standing by some miracle, but the feeder is not working for some reason. I was on foot and did not have time to fix anything. Of the 5 feeders I've got out there I only know for sure that one is functioning at this time and it's probably empty. Camp is a mess, tree limbs down everywhere. Trailer needs to be re leveled, lots of mowing needs to be done. Need to get an electrician down there to fix some things... yeah I'm nowhere near ready.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:49 AM   #42
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going this weekend to set up my rifle stand, fill feeders and chase wasp off my bow stands....then im not going back until the second weekend....only weekend im free. 3rd weeknd is my sons birthday and then the 28th we are taking both boys to see Aldean in dallas.......only shot my bow once....5 arrows.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:02 AM   #43
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Me, my bow is in pieces and don't see any openings in weekends to get any of it ready. I'm even probably going to miss opening weekend
Dude, whats up with your bow? id be happy to hunt your spot til you are ready
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:20 AM   #44
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All I've gotta do is put the final edge on some razorheads, wash my clothes and hang outside, and I'm ready.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:27 AM   #45
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I'm not ready yet thanks to Harvey but plan to be by opening day.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:28 AM   #46
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I thought I was, right up until the arrow went over the pig this morning........then I re-evaluated. I ain't ready for prime time !
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:30 AM   #47
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I haven't shot since last year. Going Monday to fix my stands and refill some feeders. I'm moving my stand to 20. I'll be ready lol
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:30 AM   #48
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I'm ready to rock as we keep all of our stuff going 24/7/365. Lots of hogs, so there is always hunting available.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:33 AM   #49
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My string is still sitting with 60X strings, my bow is in pieces.... lol
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:38 AM   #50
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Nowhere close to being ready. Took my bow out of it's case for the first time in a year the other day
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