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Old 09-26-2018, 05:23 PM   #1
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Alright! alright! alright!

Who all is chasing WTs this season with their stickbows... who is sitting opening weekend? Is this your first WT w/ a stickbow you are after?


I will be putting in only one sit for WT this season. Will sit for a pig Friday night and then my first sit of the season for WT Saturday morning. Have some family obligations the rest of the weekend so it will be short trip. I got blanked last year... but I honestly don't have high expectations on changing that for this year just because there are fewer targets on my new place vs previously. The new place is gonna take me time to really figure out when it comes to WT. I am actually hoping I get a pig to slip up... which I have decent odds at happening.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:52 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:55 PM   #3
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Yep, I'll be up and at em with the stickbow this weekend and probably every weekend thereafter until January. I'm not too excited about the deer just yet, mainly want to kill some pigs. I'll get more serious about the deer later in October. Good Luck to everyone this season!
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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Don't let last year in your head. You'll do fine this year. Not sure where I'll be this weekend, lease or ranch, but it will be with a recurve.

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Old 09-26-2018, 06:33 PM   #5
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I will go sit but the deer are on acorns at my place no activity at the feeder


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Old 09-26-2018, 07:20 PM   #6
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I’ll make a short sit Saturday morning, my youngest has a volleyball tournament so I’m gonna cut out early to make that.
No biggie, my favorite spots are travel corridors that don’t really get good till November!!
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:30 PM   #7
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Yup stick bow here.
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:30 PM   #8
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Iíll be sitting even though I have not been able to prep yet. No feeder running yet but who knows.


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Old 09-26-2018, 10:02 PM   #9
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ill be there
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:08 PM   #10
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First year going with the recurve. made a sit for pigs withit last month, but they came upwind up of me in 100 degree weather. Shot in the back of my vehicle to stay loose for saturday morn.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:31 PM   #11
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No other way for me! Good luck n shoot straight!


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Old 09-26-2018, 10:36 PM   #12
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Headed that way, but after some serious rains this will be the first time we have hunted this place when it's not brown. Should make for an interesting weekend.
I have honestly not stayed in my normal routines of shooting almost daily. Fly fishing became fun, and then tying, and .... Well there went the days from last season to present. Hopefully the weather change stirs me a little more.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:48 PM   #13
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hoping to make some new memorys, with some old friends.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:54 PM   #14
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I'm on call this weekend, so I'll skip it. I don't mind waiting for it to cool off some. My Superstition needs its first whitetail blood.

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Old 09-26-2018, 11:42 PM   #15
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I'm hunting wt's, not my first.
Hope to get a pig but my place has very few of those. I'll hope to get in the stand Sunday am around 9..
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:46 PM   #16
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I'll be starting with compound after my Trophy buck and then chasing freezer filler doe/culls the rest of the season with my Sarrels. Pretty pumped and look forward to learning a lot this season!
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:50 PM   #17
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Iíll be at it Sat morning, and all weekend. My shooters have vanished with the new growth from all the recent rain, but if I was to shoot one, it would be far from my first time to shoot a doe on opening weekend!!!!

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Old 09-27-2018, 01:54 AM   #18
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Recurve ready! Not going opening weekend due to obligations. Prob wait until weds or thurs and then see if I can arrow a doe on some public ground. Generally stay out of my private until prime time.
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:55 AM   #19
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Work Saturday, but plan to hit public land with the recurve Sunday and beyond. Good luck to all!
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:32 AM   #20
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My opening weekend was washed out by Florence, and I couldn't make the second weekend. I was finally able to hunt the third weekend and took a doe on my first sit. Good luck to all!
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:33 AM   #21
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My opening weekend was washed out by Florence, and I couldn't make the second weekend. I was finally able to hunt the third weekend and took a doe on my first sit. Good luck to all!
Congrats on the doe Phillip!
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:52 AM   #22
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I will be "eventually".

I've been so busy, that I haven't even got my hunting spots set up yet.
Heck, I haven't even renewed my license yet.

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Old 09-27-2018, 09:04 AM   #23
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I will try to grab a bow and take a walk on Saturday morning. There are deer everywhere and food everywhere so it will be a matter of a hunter and deer happening to be in the same spot at the same time. This year is going to be tough to predict deer movement. I did brush hog some deer highways last week. I believe that they are as lazy as I am as they seem to use the highways within days of me cutting them. I don't like to walk through knee high ragweed while the snakes are still moving. I can walk the highways through the thick areas and get off of them where the ragweed isn't growing. We have had 13.5" of rain since August 8th.

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Old 09-27-2018, 09:29 AM   #24
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I have an obligation Friday evening so I will leave the house at 4:30 Saturday morning and be settled in the blind - recurve in hand - by 6:30. Due to camera failure I don't know what - if anything - has been coming in lately. We just had a feed pen built at this particular set up two weeks ago - I will be interested to see what shows up. If there are any shooter bucks in the area we have not seen them on camera - I will shoot the first mature doe that gives me the opportunity.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:30 AM   #25
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I'm making the trip down south to join y'all for my first bowhunt for whitetail in Texas. Ready to get away from work and see some new countryside!
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:52 AM   #26
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I'm making the trip down south to join y'all for my first bowhunt for whitetail in Texas. Ready to get away from work and see some new countryside!
Whereabouts? I sometimes forget you are up in OK.
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:00 AM   #27
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Obligations Saturday but I'll be out Sunday. Getting excited.
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:09 AM   #28
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I will be sitting with my 15 year old Granddaughter Sat. morning with the hopes she gets her first bow buck/doe or pig. After that, I'm up and will be hunting most afternoons and some mornings.

Good luck to all and please "BE SAFE" out there.

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Old 09-27-2018, 12:35 PM   #29
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Ohh yeah!!!

Not sure if opening weekend, but they'll get my candy corn arrows.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:38 PM   #30
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I'll be there with my longbow. Hogs have moved in pretty thick, and the wind is looking like it'll be screwy for where I was wanting to hunt. I'll still be out there though. If I don't kill anything I'm still gonna have fun!!
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:52 PM   #31
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Whereabouts? I sometimes forget you are up in OK.
Hill country around the Junction area.

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Ohh yeah!!!

Not sure if opening weekend, but they'll get my candy corn arrows.
They may just come running in and try to eat your candy corn arrows!
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:34 PM   #32
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I guess I'll go
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:11 PM   #33
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Weather report ainít looking too good for me. More rain.


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Old 09-27-2018, 03:57 PM   #34
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I will be out there Sunday before church and after church! No go on Saturday.
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Old 09-27-2018, 04:32 PM   #35
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I will be there. Good luck to all the tree hugers
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:12 PM   #36
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Reporting for duty!
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:43 PM   #37
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First year hunting with a stick bow going to be a fun deer seasOn.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:53 PM   #38
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Here.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:06 PM   #39
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Will be there with bells on!! Wonít actually get to go until Saturday eve cuz itís my weekend to work! For sure on doe patrol, and hope they cooperate! Good luck my brothers! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:18 PM   #40
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Nice cloudy cool day here for all who got out this a.m... ..gonna try Sunday morning ..first opener with my son in years , now he can join in that he's graduated college (Tt), fraid its "Guns Down and Bows Up..LOL.. AMEN!!glad he's back home..get him his first bow kill .... Me I'm gonna try and stay "grounded", up close and personal,super sneaky still hunt the thickets from one pit brush bind to another,slide along travel routes , all year, gillie'd up,new smooth 66''er, and let the chips fall... enjoying the challenge 30 plus years in trad brings..still waiting to drop my first P&Yer...fingers crossed..Best to Y'all , have an enjoyable safe season of the trad chasing experience .
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:11 PM   #41
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Got chased out of the stand by the lightning this morning. Yarn puffs and feathers donít hold up to well in the heavy rain. I gave it a couple hours in the tree. Oh well still enjoyed myself just sitting in Godís creation. The light rain was really nice at first.


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Old 09-29-2018, 03:45 PM   #42
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:39 AM   #43
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Third year and no luck with deer. Rams and pigs but just canít get the right 15 yd broadside shot presentation for my longbow. just had five doe come in so nervous and jumpy I could not get a shot. They didnít stay long. Ozonics must not cancel out mosquito spray...forgot the thermal cell. Wonít make that mistake next weekend.


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Old 10-01-2018, 09:53 AM   #44
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. Will sit for a pig Friday night and then my first sit of the season for WT Saturday morning. Have some family obligations the rest of the weekend so it will be short trip. I got blanked last year... but I honestly don't have high expectations on changing that for this year just because there are fewer targets on my new place vs previously. The new place is gonna take me time to really figure out when it comes to WT. I am actually hoping I get a pig to slip up... which I have decent odds at happening.
Well, I happened to be pretty much on target as far as predictions

1) I sat and killed a pig Friday night.
2) Didn't see any deer that eve or Saturday Morning
3) Cameras don't show a lot of deer activity since we've gotten plenty of rain in the last couple of weeks. Everything is green and the patterns have shifted dramatically.

The mosquitos were think as hell, so I didn't really do too much scouting for fresh deer sign so I could move a tripod near a trail, etc. October is gonna be some pretty hard hunting for deer on this place.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:43 AM   #45
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Obligations for opening weekend and Aggies are at home on Saturday so I won't get to hunt till the 11th for 5 or 6 days. I believe the ton of rain we have had will not bode terribly well for us as hunters but great for the wildlife.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:12 PM   #46
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First weekend for the family deer hunt is this coming weekend. Headed out Friday late morning, getting set up that evening and hunt first thing Saturday morning. Hoping for some meat in the freezer.

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Old 10-02-2018, 10:18 PM   #47
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:38 PM   #48
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Good hunting Junkers. Stay calm, pick a spot and follow through.

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Old 10-02-2018, 10:48 PM   #49
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Only stick bows all season long.

Probably won't be able to hunt until mid to late month. Too many mosquitos for me right now anyways.


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Old 10-02-2018, 11:06 PM   #50
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Little late on the role call but have been hunting since Saturday morning. Mostly pigs coming out but made sure there’s one less and working on the rest! I will probably hunt 70 of the 90 days with my recurve, longbow, and selfbow. If work don’t get in the way. Good luck to y’all! Shoot straight!
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