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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on the early opener

Got to go out this morning, to a little patch my brother knows about in Audubon, and this afternoon we still hunted Evansburg State Park.

And you know what I saw?? Not a !#($*@($*^% thing!

But man did it feel good to be out in the woods again. We must've walked literally half of the mill rd/ water street loop at Evansburg. Saw one other hunter. Of course we make it back to the car and start heading out, and there's a bunch of doe eyeballing us from some locals' backyard!

Anybody else get out today?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 12:36 AM
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If there were as many deer in the woods as hunters, I would've had an excellent evening.
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whered ya go spur?

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 12:46 AM
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Re: Thoughts on the early opener

Took my son out, got screwed up by guys again . Guys were walking out at 6:30 already... Prime time.
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Re: Thoughts on the early opener

Thoughts on the early opener - Nah, not interested. Cant shoot what I'm after and it's to warm for me.
Best of luck to you though.

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Boot i agree. I'm watchin think i'll leave them alone yet...later
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I took my son out for a few hours.Didn't even take my bow.I am more interested in my son getting a shot than me.I will say it was kind of cool with the fog rolling around.That and my son got to use his new camo for the first time.Time with a kid outdoors is precious.

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good first day. No shot at anything, but I saw 7 doe, a spike and a three point that walked 10 yards from my stand! How do they know? LOL
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I was at 205.
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Re: Thoughts on the early opener

My thoughts on this early opener are pretty simple. Do I really need to harvest a doe in 80 temperatures and then scramble to keep it fresh, or should I head to Hawk Mt. to experience the amazing annual migration of raptors.

I spent 7 hours on Hawk Mt. Friday, and watched the early fall flight of broad-winged hawks pass over the North Look Out. When I headed back to the car, I'd recorded 450 broad-winged hawks, 10 bald eagles, 14 ospreys, and assorted others.

I truly enjoy archery season, small game season, and deer season, but when a northwest wind is forecast between Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, I attempt to make my way to the North Lookout. You do not need to be a nerdy birder to thoroughly enjoy close-up views of raptors.

Take your family for an outing. They will hold you in high esteem, and over-look the many sessions you spent perched in a tree stand.

If you are clueless about raptors, and would appreciate a mentor on the North Lookout, PM me. I'm retired and need only an excuse to sit on a lookout rock.

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