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Best Non Kill Day Ever

What a beautiful day it was to be in the woods! Have you ever watched one of them wildlife or hunting shows where it is non stop action (knowing that they have the power of editing) and wish it could really be like that. Well today was one of those days!

I snuck into my stand an hour before daylight as quietly as possible and was greeted by the sunrise and a small six point hanging out under my stand. After a half hour of him milling around a bunch of turkey vultures showed up and landed in the tree limbs about 20 yards from me. It was then that I noticed about a dozen turkey still roosting in the trees about another 20 yards beyond them. Just as I was thinking "Great! look at all these eyes watching me" Here comes a steady progression of 12 doe behind me followed by a nice 8 point. Needless to say, I couldn't move an eyelash without getting busted, so with agony, I watched the buck take the doe out of crossbow range to the other end of family foodplot.

Thinking this would be my last chance of the day as I watched them dissapear in the thicket, I was surprised to see the buck come back out with another 8 point, teasing me at about 80 yards right out in the open under another one of our stands at the opposite end of the food plot. After they got out of sight I moved into the other stand and spent the rest of the day watching does, yearlings, wood ducks flying up the creek, 4 pileated woodpeckers, blue birds literally landing on the end of my crossbow, a great blue heron and a cockbird. It was almost like watching a live episode of Marty Stauffers WIld America!
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I had a day like that too. I watched a small doe through the bars of my climber. She was eating brush directly beneath me. Also, a chickadee landed on me and a turkey gobbled on roost. Great day today!

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SEE, that first chill of the fall is still magical in PA !! It was 19 degrees early in the morning here in south central Clearfield Co. and the deer were very active, saw at least 6 different bucks and they were frisky to say the least, the largest has his nose to the ground and was doin' some serious sniffen around a bunch of does..and the turkey were loud and makin noise all day long... your right killin' had little to do with the day but it was memorable.
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Hard to imagine a better place than Pa. in the fall.

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Hard to imagine a better place than Pa. in the fall.

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That is the best part of hunting. I think most of you will agree, that is the biggest reason of why we are out there. We sit in our stands, freeze, eat our flat sandwiches and just watch and enjoy nature.

I take my camcorder every time I go out whether I am alone or not. That is most of my shooting is shooting film.

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Yesterday was a great day in the woods. No deer, late start, got settled in about 0830, nice group of turkeys moved through below me, followed by one big yote. He was working them from on top of a shelf right above me. By the time I saw him coming, he was already at 45 yards, and must have winded me, he did an about face just as I was getting crosshairs on him. Tried to lip squeak him but he was too smart for that. Next time we meet, maybe the odds will be more in my favor. My oldest daughter has been asking me to get her a yote pelt for about 7 yrs.

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Yep, the real trophy is the experience, not the kill.

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My best non kill day was the last hunt I got to spend with my Dad before he passed away.
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My dad always liked archery season because of all the
wildlife that he would see as the sun came up. Always
said the woods was so quiet in archery.
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