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Old 11-01-2018, 09:34 PM   #1
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this may have been posted before. anyone not going for opening weekend general gun season? not for me. drop by but not to hunt.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:43 PM   #2
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:46 PM   #3
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Me, but I have work to get done before heading out next week to AR for a public land deer hunt. In fact, I havenít whitetail hunted at all yet this year. Should get some in here later in November and in December.


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Old 11-01-2018, 09:51 PM   #4
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I get to got to a buddy’s lease next weekend for 4 days. Will be my first time out this year. Can’t wait.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:25 PM   #5
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Earning some brownie points by taking the wife to first Monday in Canton...will get a full weekend of hunting the first cold snap we get.

Got 4 hogs with the AR a couple of weeks ago, but it just doesn't feel like deer season until it's cold in the mornings. Will hit the blind again in a couple of weeks, hope to see some movement around the rut.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:08 AM   #6
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I never get to hunt opening weekend of general season. I work the NASCAR race at TMS every year on the 1st weekend of Nov. I guess I don't have to, but this weekend will pay for most, if not all of Christmas for my family.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:52 AM   #7
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Ill be offshore, like every opening weekend.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:56 AM   #8
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I'm not.. I'm driving to llano tonight to pick up my daughter and then right back to houston to spend our short time together before we make the trip again sunday.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:59 AM   #9
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I'm going to get some brownie points this weekend too I am go hunting so she can get a break from me.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:02 AM   #10
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Heading to Austin for Texas vs West Virginia.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:13 AM   #11
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Too much OT to go for the opener, but got 21 days from Thanksgiving week thru early December to get my hunt on.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:38 AM   #12
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I never, ever go to the lease this weekend..........

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Old 11-02-2018, 08:46 AM   #13
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I'll head out next Thursday. We've had so much rain out west that it would be miserable. Plus, it would allow the kids to have an extra hunt. We leave out on Thursday night (after school) and sleep in Friday morning as we usually don't get to sleep until around 2am. They can hunt Friday evening, all day Saturday and the option to hunt Sunday morning.

I'd rather the kids get to kill something but if I need to, I'll show them how to stock the freezer
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:18 AM   #14
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I got my buck 2 weeks ago so Iím sitting this one out
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:19 AM   #15
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Going to the UT game
First sit next weekend
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:31 AM   #16
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No, I'm not gonna make it this year. It's the first time I've missed the opener in a long time. My UTV is still in the shop and I'm not sure if the roads have been fixed well enough to get into the ranch. I've rarely killed anything on opening weekend, but since I've had four lions on camera I sure would like to get a crack at them before the other guys do.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:41 AM   #17
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I don't deal with the November madness this weekend, going to nascar
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:58 AM   #18
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I'm not.. I'm driving to llano tonight to pick up my daughter and then right back to houston to spend our short time together before we make the trip again sunday.
Our weekends sound the same except its only a 2hr round trip.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:09 AM   #19
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Our weekends sound the same except its only a 2hr round trip.
I'm at 7-8 hours depending on traffic. Not fun but worth every moment
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:11 AM   #20
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I decided to skip it this morning, first time in maybe 38 years, too muddy and it is supposed to blow like crazy, think I will head out Thursday.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:15 AM   #21
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with this cool weather that has arrived I wish I was (35 this morning when the sun came up) but both of my boys have soccer tournaments the next 2 weekends so no hunting for a couple of weeks for me
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:15 AM   #22
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Lost my lease this year, so I won't be hunting.
However, I have always made other plans for opening of gun season. Let the 'thunderstick' guys do their thing and I'd be back asap with bow in hand.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:28 AM   #23
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I'm out, going up next weekend instead. Our lease neighbors are all rifle hunters and a bunch of them come out opening weekend every year and deer movement seems to die down for a couple days with all the noise and activity. I've got limited time to hunt this year so trying to avoid times I know it's gonna be busy
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:32 AM   #24
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I don't deal with the November madness this weekend, going to nascar


Sounds like a break even proposition.

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Old 11-02-2018, 10:32 AM   #25
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not me just filling feeders and changing out cards and batteries then running away from what i expect to be ww3 amount of gunfire
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:48 AM   #26
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Not me. I am only licensed to hunt hogs, squirrels, and other stuff in Texas. Now that I am retired I leave the weekends to the working guys anyway.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:54 AM   #27
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Heading to Austin for Texas vs West Virginia.
Iíll be there for parent s weekend at the sorority house with my daughter.
Ironically, she is a great hunter and would forgive me. Her mom wouldnt.

Next couple of weeks I will be hunting.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:57 AM   #28
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I'm going to get some brownie points this weekend too I am go hunting so she can get a break from me.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:00 AM   #29
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Sounds like a break even proposition.
Not really, the November race is pretty empty these days, traffic getting out is not bad like it used to be.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:20 AM   #30
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Heading to Ark. to check on 97 yr. mother in a home up there and do yard work at her house. Mothers come first.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:31 AM   #31
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I'll still bow hunt, but the woods will be a lot more noisy this weekend compared to the previous month.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:43 PM   #32
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I don't hunt opening weekend of the general season, traffic is to bad between San Antonio and Houston. MLd season already started for us so no need to go this weekend.
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:50 PM   #33
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Nope....but heading to KS in a couple days!
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:53 PM   #34
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I pass on opening weekend, Traffic is more than I want to deal with!
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Old 11-02-2018, 12:56 PM   #35
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I will be at the Texas vs WV game Saturday, then leave at daylight Sunday and make the 5 hour drive to my lease. Hunt Sunday evening to Wed. morning unless I get lucky early.
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:05 PM   #36
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Not going this weekend, have stuff to do. But I am headed to the lease in about a week and planning to stay until mid December. I am liking this retirement thing
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:08 PM   #37
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Sounds like a break even proposition.
My thought exactly.

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Old 11-02-2018, 01:09 PM   #38
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I will be at the Texas vs WV game Saturday, then leave at daylight Sunday and make the 5 hour drive to my lease. Hunt Sunday evening to Wed. morning unless I get lucky early.
I'm missing my first Texas game since '87 this weekend, hopefully they get on WVU quick!
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:12 PM   #39
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Its just the 6th weekend of hunting season for me so yeah, I'm here...
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:01 PM   #40
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Nope. I won't make a hunting trip until the end of Nov.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:12 PM   #41
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Hunting this evening then missing opener for sons swim meet. Iíll be back at it Sunday


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Old 11-02-2018, 06:14 PM   #42
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Im on the ULM as we speak. Lost one red, looking for some more. Not another boat in sight.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:20 PM   #43
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I’m working this weekend. 3 weekends in a row with no hunting. I am either going to seize or vomit or both!
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:57 PM   #44
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Headed down hopefully Wednesday to shred Senderos and move two stands. 20+ inches of rain in the last month have us way behind.

Last 4 weeks of season are our best anyways so nothing lost other than I cant remember last time I haven't hunted opening weekend

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Old 11-02-2018, 09:07 PM   #45
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Unfortunatly my four nights landed on opening weekend this year. Won't sit till Wednesday morning.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #46
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Wife had shoulder surgery this morning, so that puts us both out of commission. I'll be home tending to her for about a week. I did make one hunt Yesterday morning. Nothing but javelina and a few does.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #47
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I’m passing because I’m leaving for Colorado next weekend for elk hunting.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:41 PM   #48
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First time in a long that I will miss opening weekend, Mother had Cancer surgery on her liver this morning and I’ll be moving my Mother in law to my place,Father in law passed away 3 weeks ago.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:52 PM   #49
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I’m going fishing in the morning and see if I can catch a bull red or two.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:11 PM   #50
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well, my plans just changed. truck broke down. it was repaired but still not right. don't want to load up and fail on 290 traffic.
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