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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Got a Doe this evening

After 2 dry years in archery was able to connect this evening with a nice doe. Had a nice 15 yard shot never seen one like this hit the ground give a few kicks and died. I keep a pen and zip ties in my stand but like usual I forgot my knife. I found a nail in my stand and was able to punch a hole in the ear with it to secure tag. Going to make some home made bologna.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 09:29 PM
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Nice. If you want to bag some game always leave your knife and dragging rope behind. Never fails you'll get one.
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Way to go. Tough day here in western Pa to hunt. Congrats.

I once killed a buck in gun season and forgot my knife. I used my license holder to get a whole in the belly to gut it.
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Way to go. Tough day here in western Pa to hunt. Congrats.

I once killed a buck in gun season and forgot my knife. I used my license holder to get a whole in the belly to gut it.

That's being pretty creative! It got even better for me. First my cabin is only 300 yards from this stand. I could of went back and got a knife but decided to get tag on it before moving it then gut later. I threw it in my ranger bed and off to skin. Now being in the heart of CWD makes things even better. Normal situation like this tag it, bring it home, and take care of it here in Md. Since it was not like rifle season spending a few days at camp. I have a building for skinning etc but remembered I for got my saw zaw and had no saw out all. I got her hung and skinned out and thought what the heck go ahead and debone it out. Now I have to go back tomm. and take saw and cut up waste pieces and take to PGC dumpster for proper disposal, If I would have had my saw I could of just 1/4d out and dropped off parts on way home. All part of the hunt!
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Congratulations on the doe, outofstater. For a second there I thought you were going to say that you gutted it with the nail.
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Glad to hear you killed one and had an easy trail to follow.

Use the pen to punch the ear, that is standard for me. Hold tag where you want it, punch through tag and ear leaving pen in place, then slide zip tie in next to it and pull pen out. A pen is good for that, but not so good as a short starter in cold weather...lol. A nail might have worked for that, actually...

If you have a good homemade bologna recipe, I would love to see it, post or PM. I just bought a smoker last week and want to make some bag bologna...at the same time I love the stuff we have made and it is pretty reasonable at a $1.45/lb. I'm torn, but have the deer hanging now. Strange coincidence, but this guy also dropped in his tracks, first time I've had that result with an arrow.
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That's what I was hoping to do yesterday. Glad you did better than me.
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That's being pretty creative! It got even better for me. First my cabin is only 300 yards from this stand. I could of went back and got a knife but decided to get tag on it before moving it then gut later. I threw it in my ranger bed and off to skin. Now being in the heart of CWD makes things even better. Normal situation like this tag it, bring it home, and take care of it here in Md. Since it was not like rifle season spending a few days at camp. I have a building for skinning etc but remembered I for got my saw zaw and had no saw out all. I got her hung and skinned out and thought what the heck go ahead and debone it out. Now I have to go back tomm. and take saw and cut up waste pieces and take to PGC dumpster for proper disposal, If I would have had my saw I could of just 1/4d out and dropped off parts on way home. All part of the hunt!

you do know that if that deer does have CWD you will have to get rid of that saw. nothing destroys CWD prions other than heat hot enough to just about incinerate the meat. i am not in a CWD area, but ever since CWD was found in PA i have done all my own deer, just to make sure the meat is actually deboned and not run thru a saw.



most deer processors use a band saw. if one deer has CWD they will spread it among all the deer they are processing. i know hunters are not to remove a deer from the CWD area but i bet some do.


just keep this in mind and congrats on a great Doe.
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CONGRATS Outofstater!!
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Congratulations on your deer. My first deer many years ago I did not even own a knife, but my dad came to the rescue. As an out of stater hunting in OH I once forgot my knife, but I was able to tag my deer on the antlers as required and made the long walk back to the truck to get my lucky knife.
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