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Old 11-10-2016, 09:52 PM   #151
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I started not to even put this on, but, Bisch always says a thread is better with pics! I hope that means even if they are terrible!! Like I said, when he was close, didn't want to risk trying to get camera out of my pocket, but when he finally started walking away, I went for it. Not good quality, but you can still make out a deer, and kinda some horns if ya look real close I didn't do my usual walking in, different views, etc. pictures since I've already done that for this stand. I didn't want to bore yall more than I already am But, if ya don't mind "repeats", I will just do it every time I'm going, don't matter to me! Not sure bout tomorrow eves wind for any of my spots, but, wind looks primo for Hardwood Hill Saturday morn. Just depending on what "The Boss" needs me to do Saturday, I may go for my first "green apple" sit of the season. But, will for sure at least hunt from daylight till bout noon. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:33 PM   #152
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I take it curly is a future draft choice. Always enjoy seeing them. The more you get to see their routines, behaviors and tendencies the better chance you have to get them in the future.

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Old 11-11-2016, 05:37 AM   #153
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Yeah DRT, he's definitely a nice up and comer! Based on what I've seen so far from him, he stays on my place purty good. So, if a doe dont drag him in front of a gun, I think he will make it. And on a plus, what little huntin I have around me, he's got a good chance at making it through. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:48 PM   #154
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Did you hunt this evening Rusty?
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:02 PM   #155
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Didn't get free from work until 5:30! And FYI, I'm going to the "Lease" in the morn instead of at the house after Lopside. Got some good bucks runnin round down there too! My good huntin bud that's on it with me likes for us to go together when we can, so I said why not A little change of scenery, and give Ol Lopside a rest Have no fear, I'll be back after him at the home place tomorrow eve! I'll update that hunt from the lease as well. Cuz like a said, this thing should have just been "A Year in the Life of a Trad Hunter"! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:05 PM   #156
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Oh, and "The Lease" is a different county, so, can kill a buck at both places Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Good luck, Rusty!

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Oh, and "The Lease" is a different county, so, can kill a buck at both places Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
That's always a plus. No such thing as too many places to hunt!!
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:59 PM   #159
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Well, letcha down today guys, sorry! My youngest daughter came home Friday from college, and decided she wanted to "come out of retirement" and go huntin this mornin! Well, ain't gonna turn that down! Funny story behind that; we had been shootin her gun again the last few times she had come in, but hadn't been hunting, cuz she hadn't got her license, and now that she's 19, she has to have her Hunters Ed. Soo, last night we did her course online, got her certified, and momma ran her to Wally world, and got her license. In bed a little after midnight 5 a.m. came early, I fiddled around, made a light breakfast, coffee, and finally decided to wake her up bout 5:30. She got up pretty easy, and we were on our way by bout 6:00 a.m. I know that sounds late, but as I've mentioned, we are very blessed that the family land is just a couple miles up the road. Plus, we weren't having to walk as far, and it's just easier to "get ready" when you're going gun huntin. Is for me anyway. I will admit, we did cut it a little close! After a very fast walk, got in the cow panel ground blind by 6:30, and by 6:40, I was tapping her on the leg that the first deer were easing out of the thicket! We were enjoying the wonderful cool morning, had deer already within 75 yds after sitting just 10 mins, and thanking the Good Lord for all of this. She was still enjoying watching the doe and fawn feeding when ol dad tapped her on the knee again... More does coming in at the plum thicket in the SE corner! She was just over there grinning like a possum! I couldn't have planned it to be this good Well, as she was watching the newest arrivals, as was lookin back N to make sure the first does weren't sneaking down the edge of the thicket I have this blind brushed into. Cuz when you're looking down the edge to the N, the edge "bends" back, so you can look away, look back, and have deer within 15 yds Anyway, I was trying to look to make sure that wasn't going to happen, and saw a deer through all the limbs, and thought "there y'all are.." Well as I was watching through the limbs, the deer moved its head where I could see it... Buck!! Told my daughter, "Hattie, get your gun, get ready!!" she couldn't see him cuz of the thick stuff, but I could see he was headed our way, and like, right now!! She got her gun up, ready, he finally came into her view, I "maaaped" at em, he put on the brakes...BOOM!! He plowed through the plum thicket, and into the swamp woods, and all was quiet.... Looked at my watch... 6:48! Glad she had ta work hard for it!! This was on the South Plot,where I have taken y'all with me before, and we were in the cow panel blind that I pointed out to ya in one of my posts. I had not hunted, or even been in this area for over two weeks, cuz I was hoping she might want to go! Well... I told her she hit em, it looked good, but we weremgonna wait till 7:30 to go give it a look see (yeah right!) We went over how everything happened, FAST, where she thought she hit him, who'd she see anything after he bulldozed through the plum thicket, etc. We made it till 7:10 Eased out to point of impact (bout 30-40 yds), hey, everything is setup for Bowhunting! Anyway, no blood, hands and knees lookin into plum thicket, nothing, circle around thicket, no blood.. Told her we were gonna go into the thicket for bout 15 yards deep, make a circle where I thought he'd gone and if we find nothing, return to point A, and start over lookin foe blood. Started our loop into the woods, and ended up almost stepping on him Smiles all around!! Hugs, and thanks to the Lord for answering our prayers, cuz I think we were both getting a little worried! But, while we were sittin there after the shot, I told her; "Hattie, you might want to say a prayer to Jesus.." She said, "I already have!" Anyway, not a trad bowhunt after Ol Lopside, but, actually, ALOT BETTER!! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:01 PM   #160
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WOW! Sorry bout the novel! Don't figure I'll type that much if I kill Lopside! I am, and we are, truly blessed... Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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That's awesome!! Congrats to you and your daughter!! Was he a pretty good one?
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:17 PM   #162
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She got on to me for this pic! We had been battling dragging that sucker, we were hot, and she had her toboggan pushed back on her head And, if yall were wondering, yes, I have seen this buck. Twice, to be exact, grunted him in at Sand Hill, and one morning at Hardwood Hill. And yes, both times in longbow range But, he was obviously passed by me for a "grander" purpose on down the road!!
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Heck yeah!! That's a good one!!
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:25 PM   #164
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Just thought this was a "fitting" picture. Cuz the Lord was for sho shining down on us this morning! I left her with the deer when I went to get all the stuff out of the blind, and when I came back, she was smoothing his coat down, and talking to him. Didn't ask her what she was saying, didn't want to know, just was a special moment to me that she valued the animal she had just killed, and didn't take the moment lightly. This is her 4th deer, but, by far best buck! Thank yall for tagging along on this "non-trad" hunt Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:30 PM   #165
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Congrats to Hattie! That was an awesome read, Rusty! And that last pic is a classic!

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That's a great picture!!
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:36 PM   #167
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Awesome pic for sure. Congrats to the young lady and proud pop.
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:40 PM   #168
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Thanks guys, it was a GRAND day! My wife always would always razz me when I come in from huntin and she asks me "did I see anything." If I said yeah, she'd always say; "Lemme guess, too far too close, too small, too young..." Well, today I told her ; "Remember that buck I told ya I passed the other day?" "See now? It was for a reason!"
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:50 PM   #169
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My daughter had to leave at 3:30 to go back to school today, so tomorrow i will be back after Lopside. Since the time change, I can sneak in a hunt before (10:30) church on Sunday morning. Which means I need to climb down by bout 9:30-9:45, which also means I'll shoot somethin bout 9:27.. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:30 PM   #170
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Sorry guys! Definitely falling down on the job Didn't get any pics, but did get in a hunt before church yesterday morn. I ended up seeing 3 does, and one buck that I couldn't make out his horns through all the thick brush. Needed to climb down by 9:30, and think I would've had some late mornin/midday movement had I got to stay put! Course, don't we always think along those lines? Anyway, after church went and cut a bunch of cedar limbs to brush in the platform area on both the two man ladder stands. Like I said, they are on big oaks, amongst good limbs, but I just "felt" I needed more. Anyway, got that squared away, baling wired to the rails, etc, so now I at least feel better Am laying out from huntin this week, cuz I leave Thursday after work for a hunt through Monday. So I figure I better hang around the house with the missus until then! Plus, it'll give a little "quiet time" to Lopside's woods! Even though I tell y'all I do my absolute best to not let em know I'm huntin em, I ain't stupid! (no comments!) I realize the deer in my woods aren't completely oblivious to my travels. So a little rest for em might be just the ticket. Of course, while I'm gone, I'll be wondering; "what am I missing?" Cuz they are starting to get after the does purty good! But hey, it should be prime when I get back, and plus 4 day Thanksgiving weekend! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:36 PM   #171
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Ok, so technically, I only won't hunt for 4 days But, hey, for me that's an eternity!! Cuz I can promise ya, if i wasnt going off on this hunt, aint NO WAY I am going 4 days in mid November without goin huntin! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:14 AM   #172
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I bet you're right. A little break will probably be good for them. Good luck on your trip!!
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Old 11-15-2016, 04:35 PM   #173
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Just thought this was a "fitting" picture. Cuz the Lord was for sho shining down on us this morning! I left her with the deer when I went to get all the stuff out of the blind, and when I came back, she was smoothing his coat down, and talking to him. Didn't ask her what she was saying, didn't want to know, just was a special moment to me that she valued the animal she had just killed, and didn't take the moment lightly. This is her 4th deer, but, by far best buck! Thank yall for tagging along on this "non-trad" hunt Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Thats Awesome!! Congrats to you and her!
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:30 AM   #174
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Well guys, finally got back at em Weds morn after getting back from my trip Mon night. Took Tuesday off from hunting, cuz I had to get hunting stuff back organized, etc.. Heck! Just needed to rest a bit! Anyway, Weds morn dawned with a WNW wind, which is not good for most all of my spots. I do have Cedar Ridge, which is not one of my best spots, its better in the eve, but it was great for this wind... Only saw one lone hog from daylight till noon...
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:32 AM   #175
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This is the cedar thicket right behind me, on the ridge to my NE...
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:34 AM   #176
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Up the hardwood ridge to my north...
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:35 AM   #177
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Good luck my friend and Happy Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:35 AM   #178
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And this is up the trail to the SW...
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:40 AM   #179
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Big Congrats to you and your daughter on a great hunt!
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:44 AM   #180
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Moved to the Sand Hill stand/plot, cuz its "kinda" ok with a WNW wind, plus, it would at least allow me to hunt, but my wind wouldn't blow to my other spots, and possibly mess them up for future hunts. Wasn't there 15 mins, when I had this little 6pt come into the plot looking for does. He didn't stay long, and he was gone. He ended up showing back up right at dark, and started looking around again. Sooo, over 8 hrs in the tree Weds, one 6pt, and a hog. Oh well, you'll have days like that. Didn't hunt today, just figured I would get covered up in deer when I needed to get back for Thanksgiving dinner! Be back after Lopside in the morn. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:46 AM   #181
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One more of Sand Hill plot... Happy Thanksgiving guys, and God Bless, Rusty
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You didn't stick the hog? Happy Thanksgiving.

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Happy Thanksgiving Rusty!

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Happy Thanksgiving Rusty, and good luck tomorrow!!
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:44 PM   #185
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Figured you knew me better than that by now DRT! No, didn't shoot the pig, ain't having a screaming death run pig messin up my hunt before it even gets started! He came in right as it was gettin light enough to shoot. Y'all may disagree, but, I ain't changing my mind... Just the thought of me possibly ruining a chance at a good buck, makes me cringe to think I did it just cuz I can't stand a pig! And YES, I ain't feral pigs #1 fan for sure! Oh, yeah he was in range Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:53 PM   #186
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I can't let one go. Opening morning last year they came through by me as I was getting in my stand. Shot one before I climbed up. Right after the feeder threw I shot another. Can't not sling an arrow. I'd just as soon shoot a pig as anything. Love to shoot a big buck but don't have any around. Rather a pig than a doe or cull.

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Old 11-24-2016, 07:00 PM   #187
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But then again, I like to kill stuff more than I should I guess.
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I hear ya brother! Ohh, I like to shoot em too! Just not at the expense of possibly my hunt. And yes, I too love to shoot stuff! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:57 PM   #189
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Well guys, got a chance to do an all day (green apple) sit yesterday at Swamp Ladder... Wished I had some awesome hunt where I had movement all day... Not so much ! I ended up having "Curly", come by in bow range at 7:30, on the move, looking for does. A little later (9:40) had a one horn spike come by almost under my tree! Thought for one second bout shootin him, cuz my county is one of the "additional un-branched" bucks you can shoot as well. Course, yall know me, let em slide. Prob helps some having 3 deer already in the freezer. Anyway, nothing more until 1:45 pm, I saw a lone "deer" easing through the thicket, but couldn't get any confirmation on buck/doe. All quiet again till 3:30, when I saw a small basket 8pt coming through the thick stuff. Gave him a soft grunt, he turned my way, and came to within 10 yds. He looked around for "who" was makin the racket, then eased on his way. No more deer from then till dark! One of the problems I run into this time of year, is its "doe days" around here... So everybody that owns a gun gets out and "hunts". A lot of activity on the neighboring properties that usually aren't hunted a lot. Lots of rifle shots ring out during these 4 days, and I aint na´ve enough to think they are ALL does. Just hope some of the bucks made it through But, you know how it is when you have a lady in heat!! We shall c. I say all that to say this, I can always see the activity on my place go way down during this time, and my place is where most of em go to get away from it all. Its the biggest bunch of thick woods around, light pressure, lotsa hiding places, etc. But, I still see movement go way down during this time, almost like they're in there hiding, waiting for it all to be over!
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:01 PM   #190
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More fall colors... The deer having a place to go/feel safe, is one reason I leave four different areas on my place I never go in. They are really too thick to get into without jacking it up anyways, so I just leave them to the deer. Each one is prob 5-8 acres. In my feeble mind, I think it helps...
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:03 PM   #191
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Bean time!!! And yall thought I was kiddin bout the green apple! I love them suckers!!
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It's definitely that time of season when they are feeling the pressure. Our lease is archery only. About now we see lot's of deer from the surrounding properties escaping the pressure.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:11 PM   #193
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Well, this morn, I had me an E wind finally, so to Hardwood Hill I go! This is where I saw Lopside last year, and where I have a few pics of him this year. So, ya never know! This morning was actually purty eventful, had 4 different young bucks chasing does through my area, and all around me. Had one small basket 8pt, come by me at 5 yds panting like an ol hound. THey were casing all kinds of a ruckus, splashing through the swamp west of me, barreling through the woods at warp speed, etc. I would have gotten a pic, or two, but I have seen too many times a commotion like this bring in ol big boy! So, I wasn't about to be jacking with my phone if that happened This went off and on till bout 9:45, then all was quiet till I got down at 11:30. My butt couldn't handle another all-dayer! Ended up with 5 does, and the 4 young bucks... 4 of the deer in longbow range.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:25 PM   #194
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Well, I decided to go back to Hardwood Hill cuz I have several pics of bucks at the "community scrape" from 2:00-4:30... WELL, NOT TODAY!! Member bout my theory on all the activity/rifle shots? Don't know if that's it, but, that's all I got!! This pic is of the natural spring that perimeters the swamp on the east side, and there is another on the west side. They run down each side until they join into one larger creek on the south end. I've got my tail kicked by lack of movement, but, on the bright side... It seems to always pick up in December! May just let em rest this coming week, I leave for a "cull" hunt on my buddies lease next Saturday through the following Tuesday, so they should get plenty! Hopefully Lopside, or another good buck makes it through. December gets good cuz food gets more scarce, so they move more (usually), its "generally" colder, so not as many neighbors target practicing (several 100 rounds worth... forgot to mention that!) , and still does in heat... So, we will see! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:27 PM   #195
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So, basically over 20 hours in the stand, 12 Saturday, little over 8 today, the last 2 days... And I'm ready for a rest!! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:31 PM   #196
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Great pics Rusty and looks like you're still having some good hunts!! Plenty of season left, I bet it's just a matter of time.
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:30 PM   #197
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Thanks Ryan, I sure hope so! Course I didn't shoot the buck I was after last year till Dec. 5, so I figure I'm right on track! I know I "popped off" and said I wouldnt hunt this coming week, but I bet I wont be able to stand it! Prob do a couple of low impact, perimeter hunts on the south, and north plots, before I leave for my "cull" hunt next Saturday Dec. 3. More than once the right lady has drug a good un in there! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:41 PM   #198
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Awesome post really have enjoyed the ride. Especially since I'm a NE Texas hunter also.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:46 PM   #199
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good luck spidermonkey! great buck for sure
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:59 PM   #200
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Thanks brothers, REALLY appreciate it! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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