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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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How was camp?

Left for camp after Thanksgiving dinner. I wanted to get there and get all the food stored before all 16 guys came up. This was the first year I had to do it all. Everything went smoothly and I even managed to get lucky and tagged a 6 point on Monday at 12:30. I even made it back to the cabin to get dinner ready. The buck I shot was the leanest deer i ever shot. I hope it was due to the rut and not the lack of food. Saw quite a few bear tracks and a i can't believe how many bobcat tracks there were. We shot 2 bucks for 16 guys. 8 guys didn't see a single deer. Alot of empty camps this year. How did camp run for you guys?
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Congrats on the buck Ken S. Where is your camp located?
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I didn't go because my camp isn't complete and I'm alone and there are more deer where I live than there are up there. Someday, when my son is older and my camp is more livable, I might hunt up there.

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This year was memorable for me. My father's best bud [84 yrs young] sounded iffy according to what his wife told my mom; but he showed up!

While preparing for a solo camp, I did prepare meals I could share or have as hot lunch leftovers so we had enough dinner and lunch and he brings cereal for his breakfast.

While he sleeps in; I was out the door at 05:00 and managed to shoot my largest buck ever.

He later admitted that he feels this may have been his last trip to deer camp so I am glad it ended on a high note!

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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 01:00 PM
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Awesome though we didn't have a buck killed out of camp for the first time in 10 years. There was a little more people in camp this year but the shooting was so so.

Any time at camp for hunting season is GREAT!

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Camp in the Big Woods of Southern Potter County was great. The hunting was terrible. 4 of us hunted hard for 4 long, cold days and didn't see a deer. Hate to say it, but we decided that our camp is gonna call it quits for deer hunting for a few years. We are just gonna fish for trout and do some turkey hunting. The trout fishing is always good. Although, the PFBC will probably see this and allow fisherman to keep 36 trout a day just to ruin that too.

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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 01:57 PM
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hey, I hunted the Horton Run area out of Conrad, seen very little sign, and only 4 deer in 3 days . seen 7 turkey toms together and a lot of other sign, also cut bear tracks back in Gilly's hollow. Now seems to me if turkey and bear were in the area, there must be some feed there, so I cant buy into the theory that the deer left because of no feed, as I've heard suggested by others this season. I enjoyed camp with family, this was my 40th season there. PIGSTY , I checked out your camp, really looks nice, so glad you all got it, you've done the property proud !! Well get together sometime.
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 03:03 PM
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We hunted this past Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday. I saw a total of four deer and my buddy saw none. I hunted hard, him..not so much. We had a great time though, as we always do.

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camp was great as always. deer, now that is a different story. 4 of us hunted SF on monday and saw nothing and heard little shooting even though there were a lot of guys in the woods. for the first time, i saw no drag marks back to parking area and heard of none taken there. tuesday 2 of us hunted the same general area and saw nothing. wednesday i trekked an hours walk before daylight to the middle of prime country and saw nothing. thursday i hunted a different ridge and saw nothing. friday i hunted same place as monday until 2 and saw nothing. sick of the SF situation, on saturday my 2 boys and i hunted a little private ground we used to hunt and i saw 3 doe and got one and my one son saw about 10 and got one and the other son saw about 7 and missed one. so to sum it up, camp is always wonderful but this has been the worst year on record for deer sightings in 40 years. heading back down tomorrow night with the boys to try and see if by some miracle we see some deer. i don't mind not getting a deer, but 5 days of hunting dawn to dark and seeing nothing really is disappointing. better than working though.

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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 07:16 PM
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Awesome camp in 3b Bradford county. My 17 yr old killed a 6 pt, my 14 yr old a 7 point, I killed an 8 point, and my buddy killed a 5 point. We also had 2 misses on good bucks.

Camp life,it don't get much better!
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