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Old 12-24-2006, 09:42 AM   #29
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It wasn't our best year here either.
Hunted all three weekends - saw a lot of deer but just could never get that shot due to brush or they were running or one thing or another.
My buddy Mike never pulled the trigger this year though he too saw a lot of deer.
Finally on the last weekend I had a chance at a decent 6 pointer and MISSED!
I've been using open sights for 35 years but my eyes have changed so last year I went to a scope. I still can't get used to it.
Just before sundown on the last day a young doe came out and it was now or no venison this year. So I took her.
This I've been playing around with my tractors putting in a couple of food plots. Boy do the deer like that big rack mix.
I think I will expand my plots next year since they were so effective in drawing in the deer.

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Old 12-24-2006, 09:52 AM   #30
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hear ya about the scope, i have hunted with them for years so it is second nature for me.

all i can say is practice practice practice. most folks are pretty good with a scope when sand bagged at the range, a moving target is another matter as you found out.

i always like to take a couple of free hand shots after bench resting my guns at the range just to get the feel of it again.

a few years back i bagged a doe at about 20 paces running right at me full tilt, all i saw was fur in the scope when i shot!


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Old 12-24-2006, 09:56 AM   #31
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Misfired camera shots

My shooting is with the camera and I missed the shot of the year. Our 1-1/2 year old grandson was watching "The Lion King" sitting on the couch against the window and the baby deer came right up to the window behind him and we swear was also watching the TV. His nostrils were fogging the window. The deer continued watching while we were scrambling and moving around and then sauntered off.
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:59 AM   #32
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I use my Bambi for "hunting"...I just use a camera instead of a rifle!


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Old 12-24-2006, 03:05 PM   #33
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Our AS is set up as a hunting headquarters & lodge. I went with for the first time this year. The camping was quite comfortable! We don't use the water, but have a nice little generator for the lights and heat. The laptop makes a nice movie player! I went deer hunting for my first time this year. I saw about 15 deer last week Wednesday. If I had any experience, I probably could have shot at least 10 of them. Alas, I only watched them and managed to come home empty handed. Good thing I'm not bringin' home the bacon! We just opened Christmas presents and my kids got me a big-a** tree stand. Guess I'm invited next year!?

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Old 12-24-2006, 03:58 PM   #34
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There is nothing like being out in the woods away from civilization. I'm happy even if I don't see any deer. This is my mental health treatment if you know what I mean. I did see plenty of ground squirrels (chipmunks), grey/fox squirrels, hawks, and one of the nicest coats on a coyote I have ever seen. This is one of the first years I have not seen at least a raccoon during the season. Most of the guys would have shot the coyote but I was amazed at how pristine his coat was so I let him pass.

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Old 12-25-2006, 11:33 AM   #35
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I really did enjoy just watching and listening. All of the adreniline rushes were a little hard on my heart, I'm afraid! I never had the shivers so many times in one day!

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Old 12-25-2006, 05:33 PM   #36
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