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Old 11-24-2003, 12:57 PM   #15
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nothing yet...

had a good weekend, although it rained saturday and sunday.

saw one doe and fawn. nice to be back out in the woods!

left the trailer in the pole barn due to the forecast for snow. wanted to avoid salt on the roads. still used it anyway, nice and warm to say the least!

here is a pic of a nubbin buck i saw near the trailer!

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Old 11-24-2003, 01:52 PM   #16
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Old 11-24-2003, 05:03 PM   #17
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Deer hunting in Tennessee

Looks like we will be eating venison for a while. Spent the weekend camping in our '71 Safari. All systems worked well. Hunting was good also. Nothing much moved Saturday morning. However, the afternoon was better. A nice buck fell to my 7mm-08 Mauser that I had built. Sunday morning I added a couple of doe to the locker. We can shoot four doe each day for the fifteen day season. I will wait now for a really big buck.
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Old 11-24-2003, 05:40 PM   #18
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good for you!

i've got a whole fistfull of doe permits, just not for the area i was this last weekend. some years have been like you described, once, i was finished ten min. after the season started with a nice big buck.

good luck on the rest of your season!

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Old 11-30-2003, 01:12 PM   #19
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nothing yet.....

well, the second weekend was very enjoyable but no deer in the freezer!

fortunately with the extended season we have in wisconsin, deer hunting continues until the beginning of january.

the trailer was very comfortable and the temps ranged from the 40's to mid teens at night. sure is a nice place to crash after tromping around the woods all day.

my hunt continues locally, the airstream will remain unused until new years eve!

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Old 11-30-2003, 06:51 PM   #20
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i use the silver weenie for hunting in giles county tennessee. so far three does during muzzel loader season. havent been yet for regular season. plan to use the 300 mag for some 250 yd shots. does permitted but im looking for nice bucks only dont need any more meat. my wife doesnt eat deer . i do so ive got a years supply. my luck no nice bucks.
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Old 11-30-2003, 09:45 PM   #21
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Re: nothing yet.....

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well, the second weekend was very enjoyable but no deer in the freezer!

fortunately with the extended season we have in wisconsin, deer hunting continues until the beginning of january.

the trailer was very comfortable and the temps ranged from the 40's to mid teens at night. sure is a nice place to crash after tromping around the woods all day.

my hunt continues locally, the airstream will remain unused until new years eve!

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So, John, have any "deer" wearing flourescent orange been bagged yet? There always seems to be one or two every year.
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Old 12-01-2003, 05:51 AM   #22
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not bad

only 2 this year, and a couple of tree stand accidents. from what i have heard not a bad year safety wise.

with over one million hunters in the woods not to bad. more people die in car accidents in wisconsin than are accidently shot during hunting season.

worst year ever was 1941, something like 30 hunters were shot.

i'd have to do some research to get exact numbers.

hunting fatalitys dropped dramaticly in the early 60's when blaze orange was adopted.

however, there are always stupid mistakes!

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Old 12-01-2003, 09:31 AM   #23
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I spent last weekend and 3 days this weekend in the 34' Excella. What luxury. It got 25 degrees Friday night (yes, in Mississippi) and I stayed warm and comfortable. No deer taken, yet.

Off topic: Speaking of deaths, we had 2 senior citizens to die 10 miles from each other within 5 hours apart opening day.

Seems that when some people hunt their own land, they think they don't have to follow any rules. No orange vests, no identifying the type of deer shot at to see if it is legal, etc.

One of these men was killed by his son, and the other by a teenage neighbor. Both men were tracking wounded deer during the daylight. One was wearing orange, the other was not.

The shooters were shooting at anything that moved or taking "sound shots" - shoot in the general direction of something they heard.

Really tragic and so preventable.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:05 PM   #24
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John & others,

You are right, the Airstream provides hunting luxury way better than anything I have experienced before.

Some of the comments in this thread talk of taking 31' and 34 footers to the hunting grounds. Here in NM shorter Airstreams are more manageable in the higher elevations.

We boondocked 3 days on a solar panel with a DVD movie each night. Temps in the low 20s at night and high 40s in the day. The mid day sun through the windows made the interior so comfortable that getting out of a warm shower was no shock.

Now if I just remove a couple of screens, I should be able to draw a bead from bed...

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fortunately with the extended season we have in wisconsin, deer hunting continues until the beginning of january.

the trailer was very comfortable and the temps ranged from the 40's to mid teens at night. sure is a nice place to crash after tromping around the woods all day.
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Deer season in IN around Thanksgiving.

I was on a Farmall, talking with jcanavera on my cell...cows to the west, deer hunters to the south. Brought my .50ae with me, but didn't have time to fire off any rounds. Wasn't hunting and didn't have any permits. I did manage to kill a few of these though:
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John,
I had a disappointing season for '06. I played cat and mouse with an 8 pointer during the bow season and the closest I got to him was 80 yards as he came in behind me. I had first seen him standing in a field of clover as I drove within 25 yards of him on my way to my deer stand. I guess I saw him 3 or 4 times. I never saw him the rest of the year. I had a young spike buck come within 25 yards of my stand during the muzzleloader season. I raised the Thompson Center Renegade .54 cal. loaded with a patched round ball and popped the cap on him. Unfortunately, the Pyrodex failed to ignite. I quickly put on another cap as he ran behind a big tree. He then stepped out and I tried a shot at him again. Pop, a 4 second delay and then the dredded "hangfire" as I raised my face from the stock. He trotted off down the hollow. Rats, foiled again. I see an inline Knight disc rifle in my life next year. Highpower season was uneventful in that I saw very few does and I was holding out for a buck. I guess I'm not starving though. The place I hunt is about shot out but I'm working on a deer lease for next year to increase my odds.

I hope you had a good season this year.
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Great Season

What a year.
Saw dozens of deer, had a shot with 15 minutes left in the muzzle loader season. I missed.
I use the Airstream as a changing/storage room for hunting/fishing gear.
The last deer I hit with my truck cost the insurance company $3,000 plus aggrivation. This year I flashed the lights, blew the horn, changed lanes, slowed down almost to a stop and the 'nubbin' buck stopped and turned his head sideways just before the bump. I thought I knocked him out. Broke the neck. Best we have had yet. No damage to the truck.
Funny how things work out.
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well my season was not much better.

i saw a couple of does, one with 2 yearlings. never had a safe clear shot at any of them.

there is always next year!

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