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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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busting deer part II

i quit...i just cant get up on these guys....7am till 11:30...musta walked 2 miles just to get into a spot where i could get them coming back to bedding spots...ugh...its just to freaking crunchy....good news is there are deer left..
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Its like a burglar walking through your bedroom in the dark, he's gonna stub his toe.....

Anybody can shoot deer on the farm ground....You earn it in the mountains.......
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yup...i was as quiet as possible...good luck getting these buggers to stop at 60-75 yds...but ya know what...i got a good workout and the beers were nice and cold!
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Had fun anyhew huh!!
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yup.....paying for it today...that cold air was tough on my lungs...
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There is always next year! You were lucky, I didn't bust out a tail all muzzleloader season. The deer herd in 3D is really, really down and unless you stumble onto a pocket, finding them has been very hard.

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It's hunting, not shopping.


In the late season it is more about the willingness to go pursue the most educated deer of the year, wit a relatively short range weapon that is temperamental.

Wait until you have one dead to rights and the rifle goes click.... into the hunt are more than 2 miles.

In the end, it really is about the hunt rather than the harvest. It really is about the quality of the hunt over success. it really is about ones own woodcraft skills over the ever changing conditions an any given day.

It really is about being half a bubble off - and liking it!

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2015, 01:20 AM
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Re: busting deer part II

We harvested 2 this wkend after fresh snow Friday and they were both taken while walking and then seeing them before they saw us.Did some drives also and saw some.I am convinced to have a lot of action and fun it's best if you can do drives this time of year, if anything just to stay warm.Hunted SGL.Saw tons of sign.
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Friday's hunt was basically walking in silence, as we had a fresh powder from that mornings 1" or so. Saturday, while not crunchy, I would label it as "squeaky" snow. Made a bit more sound. I walked upon 1 feeding Deer, and it was about a 4" spike feeding. All the rest busted me and busted out of their beds in a haste. Still-hunting in muzzy is a rough gig, as they are still on pins and needles from the prior 3 months. I think taking a stand and waiting them out is the best option.... but we know how that can go most of the time. Drivingis always fun, but tough to get them at a walk within reason after being put out.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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BLUETICK....right on...they are crafty little buggers that's for sure...first yr hunting late season with the lyman...loved every minute of it....hopefully the man up stairs gives mem the opp to take one in early muzzy season next fall.
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