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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680045
11/30/19 08:28 PM
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Congrats Stan (grayfox54). WTG GIRL TOO!!!

Last edited by GROUSEWIT; 11/30/19 08:29 PM. Reason: Add info

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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680070
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Congrats gray fox n skinners daughter, great job.


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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680084
11/30/19 09:05 PM
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Good job young lady.


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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680086
11/30/19 09:06 PM
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Nice shooting grayfox54. PAskinner congrats on making memories with the family.
I sat at my shooting bench till 8. Least shots I've ever herd on opening morning.
I saw 3 doe and a small 7 point across the road from from my house right before dark. Non of the neighbor boys drew blood, but 2 of them saw buck and got shooting.

Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680107
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Congrats Paskinner's daughter!


Eh...wot?

Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680157
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Every year during the rifle opener I count shots I can hear. This year was a bit better than the average over the last three or four years with 38 the first thirty minutes and 61 the first hour. none were nearby, say a half-mile radius from my location.

I was on stand from well before sunrise until noon, walked home to feed the fire and myself then back out until dark. Two deer all day. One was the big eight-point I have seen a few times in the last several weeks. I saw deer legs walking in the thick stuff and then a right antler... not enough to shoot at. He never crossed the shooting lane and would have to cross a large field to leave the woods so I think he bedded near where I last saw him. He doesn't know I was there, nobody hunts there but me and there's lots of season left.

Passed on a small doe (legal game in 5C).

The birds were very active this morning. Twice a sparrow landed in the end of my barrel. First time he was setting there looking around and when our eyes locked I swear I could read the surprise in his. He dropped off the end of my barrel and free-fell 5-7 feet before flitting away, it was comical, I had to suppress a laugh. I don't know if it was the same bird or not the second time but, if it was, he was just having fun with it.

A large flock of bluebirds hung around my stand for nearly an hour. There was disproportionate number of males, 12-16 in a flock two dozen or more. Even though the males had their muted fall plumage on they were still easily recognizable. Soon after they left a smaller flock of goldfinches came through. The males were 80%-90% changed into their winter drabs but were still recognizable. Then there were the cardinals and doves, a couple of pileated woodpeckers and more. Enough to keep me entertained almost all morning.

The view from my stand near the center of a 40-acre swamp.

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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680229
12/01/19 04:30 AM
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Congrats to the successful !!

Things were very quiet around me, very little shooting and very few cars parked along the road. Really surprised me being a Sat. Opener with Bear in also.

I didn't see any Deer, but was entertained by other wildlife none the less.

Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680243
12/01/19 06:00 AM
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Congratulations to the hunters who scored. Thanks for sharing the pics too!

Right on, Lugnut and hippie, oftentimes the best part of the hunt is the observation and interaction with the other wildlife. One year I was in an old wooden stand and had a squirrel sniffing my boot, trying to figure out what I was. When our eyes finally met you'd swear he had springs in his legs by the way he bounced outta there.

Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680248
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i hadn't saw a deer by noon and it may have been one of the best opening mornings of my 40.grey poppin in and outta his den kept me entertained for quite a while.must admit up here at least,i think the forgot to send the deer the Sat. opener memo.


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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680260
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Preety slow over here. Heard 3 shots by noon then a volley at 4.
Saw 1 deer, a coon, and 2 cats. Lots of those little woodpeckers.
Nice calm cloudy day. Was happy to be out.

One more I'll have my limit lol.





Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: pcr2] #6680262
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Originally Posted by pcr2
i hadn't saw a deer by noon and it may have been one of the best opening mornings of my 40.grey poppin in and outta his den kept me entertained for quite a while.must admit up here at least,i think the forgot to send the deer the Sat. opener memo.


Same here except for the fox. Great conditions. First and only deer for me at noon. Checked trail cam about 250 yards from my stand and had two bruisers in last two days. One was out walking Thanksgiving afternoon.

Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680270
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bet 30 guns were sighted in around in the last couple days.e went from 12-15 in the fields and yard by dark and haven't had one here in 3 days.they will calm down and the best huntin here will be yet to come.son filled 2 ny doe tags in the last 2 days so i may just save my tag for late season and beaver camp.


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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680349
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
Every year during the rifle opener I count shots I can hear. This year was a bit better than the average over the last three or four years with 38 the first thirty minutes and 61 the first hour. none were nearby, say a half-mile radius from my location.

I was on stand from well before sunrise until noon, walked home to feed the fire and myself then back out until dark. Two deer all day. One was the big eight-point I have seen a few times in the last several weeks. I saw deer legs walking in the thick stuff and then a right antler... not enough to shoot at. He never crossed the shooting lane and would have to cross a large field to leave the woods so I think he bedded near where I last saw him. He doesn't know I was there, nobody hunts there but me and there's lots of season left.

Passed on a small doe (legal game in 5C).

The birds were very active this morning. Twice a sparrow landed in the end of my barrel. First time he was setting there looking around and when our eyes locked I swear I could read the surprise in his. He dropped off the end of my barrel and free-fell 5-7 feet before flitting away, it was comical, I had to suppress a laugh. I don't know if it was the same bird or not the second time but, if it was, he was just having fun with it.

A large flock of bluebirds hung around my stand for nearly an hour. There was disproportionate number of males, 12-16 in a flock two dozen or more. Even though the males had their muted fall plumage on they were still easily recognizable. Soon after they left a smaller flock of goldfinches came through. The males were 80%-90% changed into their winter drabs but were still recognizable. Then there were the cardinals and doves, a couple of pileated woodpeckers and more. Enough to keep me entertained almost all morning.

The view from my stand near the center of a 40-acre swamp.

[Linked Image]


I always enjoy seeing other wildlife too like squirrels and birds. One time while sitting in my ladder stand in archery season a Brown Creeper landed right on my knee. It stayed there looking at me for a minute then flew over to another tree, I wished I could have gotten a picture of that!


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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680407
12/01/19 10:16 AM
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The other wildlife seems to keep ya entertained through the slow periods. I have an archery stand that has another tree close by...like 4 feet. Had a gray squirrel come up to see what I was doing and just hung on there at head level. Looked like he was going to jump on my stand for a second. Made some pretty cool sounds at me for a few minutes then decided I was no threat and left.




Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680411
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i was in the middle of 25 blown down red pines that make a neat blind and at daylight you get to hear the doves wake up and head out.may be why i didn;t see a deer the first hour. grin


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Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680545
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It was a slow day for my group One saw a total of 11 doe but 8 where in the same group .Most saw 1, 2 or 3 . Very little shooting anywhere close .It was a nice day to be out .And I enjoy just watching whatever is happening One of my friends said he saw a red headed woodpecker trying to get something out of a corn stalk .His comment was he did not know they would feed on bugs in cornstalk and had never seen that before .There is something to observe if you just stop to see what it is My nephew and his daughter hunted for about 2 hours until she got cold and wanted to go in .He told me this morning he really enjoyed hunting and hope his work schedule allows him some time to go a few more times during the season .He only took up hunting this year because his daughter wanted to go So hearing that this morning means yesterday was a good day If hes liked it without seeing any deer I guess he would like it better when he sees some .Maybe he will turn into a hunter after turning 50

Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680607
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very slow here and not much shooting at all. went to another farm around 1 and drove through some GLs, only saw 6 vehicles out. i expected to see way more people and hear alot more shooting

Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Lugnut] #6680644
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My son and I hunted from daylight to dusk and didn't see a deer. I saw a ton of squirrels and was thinking that I should bring my 17 HMR next time. We were on SGL near Newville and saw several hunters but not much shooting. Still trying to get him his first deer so the Saturday opener was a blessing, he'll hunt again tomorrow but then his time is mostly consumed with wrestling practice.

Re: PA Deer Hunters [Re: Bigbrownie] #6680702
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Originally Posted by Bigbrownie
Hunting in the Sproul SF for does with DMAP tags. Never fails, I will see a honker buck an have no tag to shoot it.

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Just like I predicted....one of five bucks to come past my stand. Zero does!

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