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Old 02-01-2019, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Live Youth Javi Weeked Hunt!

I am in the pick up line at my daughters school now. We are headed to James Daugherty WMA for the youth Javi hunt. I know a couple other TBH people will be there also. I will try and post as much as i can along the way and during the hunt!
My daughter asked if we could use her crossbow instead of the rifle (drawn for rifle hunt) I called and asked and they are ok with it. We have the smoke pole packed as a back up plan. Neither of us have ever even seen a Javi before, So Should be a great weekend just me and my daughter!

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Old 02-01-2019, 02:39 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:42 PM   #3
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Good Job Dad!!! Best of luck to your daughter!!
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Old 02-01-2019, 03:05 PM   #4
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:19 PM   #5
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Take lots of corn
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:27 PM   #6
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:28 PM   #7
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:29 PM   #8
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Must have stuff...

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Old 02-01-2019, 04:30 PM   #9
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Good luck buddy! Javis are fun to hunt. I think you and your daughter will enjoy it.

BTW, Javis are a blast to spot and stalk. I'm sure different WMAs and hunts have different rules... but don't just limit yourself to sitting over on spot. If you are allowed, corn in a lot of areas and walk/drive around until you see them. It isn't "too" difficult to get inside of 30-40 yards from them on foot. When I hunt them... I get inside 40 pretty regularly and if afforded enough opportunities... inside 15 to make the shot with the stick bow.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:43 PM   #10
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Take lots of corn
I have six bags of corn with me and I plan on using it all.

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Old 02-01-2019, 04:45 PM   #11
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Good luck buddy! Javis are fun to hunt. I think you and your daughter will enjoy it.

BTW, Javis are a blast to spot and stalk. I'm sure different WMAs and hunts have different rules... but don't just limit yourself to sitting over on spot. If you are allowed, corn in a lot of areas and walk/drive around until you see them. It isn't "too" difficult to get inside of 30-40 yards from them on foot. When I hunt them... I get inside 40 pretty regularly and if afforded enough opportunities... inside 15 to make the shot with the stick bow.
Thanks I will find out the rules and check into that I really want her to get one with the crossbow!

Are you going to go to Banana Bend and shoot any this year?

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Old 02-01-2019, 04:46 PM   #12
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Good times!
Might have to look into a deal like that.
Hoping to take my twin nephews w/o breaking the bank!

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Old 02-01-2019, 04:52 PM   #13
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Good luck to you guys! She's already smiling after that Bucee's stop!
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:55 PM   #14
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Thanks I will find out the rules and check into that I really want her to get one with the crossbow!

Are you going to go to Banana Bend and shoot any this year?

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Well make sure you pick up a bag of corn if you can. With corning, a crossbow shot should be totally reasonable. Just keep glassing for them. Once you found them you can stalk up to them fairly easily if you mind the wind. If you spook them... they have a pretty small home range so they often pop back out nearby a couple minutes later.

I have been at 40 yards... spooked em... had them walk into the brush... only to walk back out 10 yards from me 3 minutes later.

Yeah. I am planning on shooting the Bend more this year.... have they published the sched yet?

I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:55 PM   #15
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Windows down, singing Dang Me by Roger Miller by her request! People next to us in traffic looking at us crazy.... lol

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Old 02-01-2019, 04:58 PM   #16
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Well make sure you pick up a bag of corn if you can. With corning, a crossbow shot should be totally reasonable. Just keep glassing for them. Once you found them you can stalk up to them fairly easily if you mind the wind. If you spook them... they have a pretty small home range so they often pop back out nearby a couple minutes later.

I have been at 40 yards... spooked em... had them walk into the brush... only to walk back out 10 yards from me 3 minutes later.

Yeah. I am planning on shooting the Bend more this year.... have they published the sched yet?

I want to be like Chew when I grow old.... er.
I don't think they came out with the schedule yet but I have to go redeem myself and beat my wife this time I'm going to need some luck LOL

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Old 02-01-2019, 07:01 PM   #17
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Good luck to the young lady, hope she scores on a good one.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:33 PM   #18
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The motel next to what use to be called bass inn is $45 a night. Not the best but ok.
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:22 PM   #19
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Made it! Didnt see a single deer in the drive in.

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Old 02-01-2019, 08:32 PM   #20
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:17 PM   #21
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We hunted youth gun deer a couple years ago same time Greg and his son did.We were in compartment 10 which is by the lake. We didn’t see a Javi the whole time we were there, just deer and hogs. I think there are more of them in the compartments close to the headquarters. If I remember correctly those were 1-6.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:21 PM   #22
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We hunted youth gun deer a couple years ago same time Greg and his son did.We were in compartment 10 which is by the lake. We didnít see a Javi the whole time we were there, just deer and hogs. I think there are more of them in the compartments close to the headquarters. If I remember correctly those were 1-6.
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:57 AM   #23
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Dont have to be there untill 10 but we are both wide awake! Going to get some breakfest soon!

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Old 02-02-2019, 06:06 AM   #24
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:07 AM   #25
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Breakfast and some homework before we head out to the WMA. Need to be there at 10am.

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Old 02-02-2019, 11:23 AM   #26
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First pick, in compartment 3.

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Old 02-02-2019, 11:32 AM   #27
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:01 PM   #28
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:12 PM   #29
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:16 PM   #30
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1 rabbit so far... its hot and muggy. Wind is in our face. Have the dvd player going and in for the long haul!

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Old 02-02-2019, 01:02 PM   #31
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Lunch time!

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Old 02-02-2019, 03:50 PM   #32
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15 Javi at 179 yards ... need them to find the corn and follow the yellow road to about 100 yards..... 75 even better.

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Old 02-02-2019, 04:27 PM   #33
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Can you get out and stalk up to them? Or are you just required to stay in the blind?
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:28 PM   #34
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We can get out but a oil truck scared them off!

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Old 02-02-2019, 04:30 PM   #35
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They ain't gone. They're 3' in the brush waiting to come back

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Old 02-02-2019, 04:43 PM   #36
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Well since i have started counting i have heard 54 shots at a steel plate close enough i hear the shot and it hit the steel and echo..... its fixing to be prime time. Hope they stop shooting ASAP!

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Old 02-02-2019, 05:32 PM   #37
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Javi walked out at 50 yards by the time we got ready the shots started up again and he left.

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Old 02-02-2019, 06:59 PM   #38
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We will be back at it in the morning I will update you all then!

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If they found corn today the will find it in same place tomorrow. Stay put till you kill one. Corn as far as you can see and walk into shooting range and let her drop the hammer. You can be super aggressive with them up to about 80 yards without even trying to hide
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:48 PM   #41
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Well since i have started counting i have heard 54 shots at a steel plate close enough i hear the shot and it hit the steel and echo..... its fixing to be prime time. Hope they stop shooting ASAP!

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I hate that more than anything. Someone shooting while trying to hunt. Guess itís not deer season so canít get too upset. Good luck tomorrow!


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Old 02-02-2019, 10:11 PM   #42
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Just walk her up to comfortable shooting range of them. They’re not the brightest of creatures ya know Good luck
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:51 AM   #44
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Day 2
We are up and at it packed and ready to go. We are able to hunt till about 9 before we have to leave to head home

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Old 02-03-2019, 04:58 AM   #45
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All the shooting yesterday was from.a Game Wardens shooting range that buts up to the property. Foggy this morning hope they move early and come in close.

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Old 02-03-2019, 05:54 AM   #46
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:11 AM   #47
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:00 AM   #48
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Super foggy

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Old 02-03-2019, 07:37 AM   #49
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:45 AM   #50
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Just heard a shot from the group over from us. Sounded good. Hopefully he got one.

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