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Am I doomed this deer season #6993356
09/17/20 10:25 PM
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I donít have a Creedmore, a magpull, a muzzle break, a painted stock, a coated barrel, a mill dot scope, or a bypod. I donít shoot 1000 yards either. Why have I not been skunked a single year in 50 years of hunting. What have I turned in to? Oh my. Surely I am doomed. What must I do. Deer season is a month away.

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993363
09/17/20 10:28 PM
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Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993415
09/17/20 11:37 PM
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The older I get I despise deer season. I tried to do everything right with my boys. Starting at 8 until they were 12 I made them shoot does only. At 13-15 I let them shoot a cull buck. After 16 game on!!! I was trying to instill in them that itís not about the antlers, but the hunt and the great time in the outdoors. I was successful, but it was a uphill battle when they saw kids younger than them shooting big bucks. I hope each one of them remembers and cherishes those first hunts and kills as much as I do. Taking the last one on his first hunt was something Iíll never forget!


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Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993426
09/17/20 11:45 PM
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As i can't seem to get a freezer my deer season may get canceled . I can't see myself turning a whole deer into jerky lol


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: Scuba1] #6993431
09/17/20 11:54 PM
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You can also can it. Shoot a lot of deer though.

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: Scuba1] #6993434
09/18/20 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
As i can't seem to get a freezer my deer season may get canceled . I can't see myself turning a whole deer into jerky lol

buy a pressure canner...... canned deer meat is great.......stew,tacoes. burritoes.... what ever


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Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993436
09/18/20 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by charles
I donít have a Creedmore, a magpull, a muzzle break, a painted stock, a coated barrel, a mill dot scope, or a bypod. I donít shoot 1000 yards either. Why have I not been skunked a single year in 50 years of hunting. What have I turned in to? Oh my. Surely I am doomed. What must I do. Deer season is a month away.

a buddie of mine shoots a 30 30 with a bent barrel ,,, says all ya gotta do is aim a little over there....lol.... he always gets his deer !!


The only place you find free cheese is in a mousetrap !
Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993477
09/18/20 05:58 AM
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Charles...when i was younger and my dad was logging, he wore a bright colored light blue sweatshirt that stunk like sweat and chainsaw mix fuel. He had a 40# pull daemon howett recurve with cedar arrows and fixed bear broadheads he sharpened by hand. His quiver was literally two wooden clothespins taped to face of his bow with electrical tape and he only took two arrows. Sometimes he needed a second shot. No tree stands we would sometimes drive a few 16 penny nails together in side of bark where he needed a step to get up to next branch.
Now this was back when our deer populations weren't real high around here either.

That guy killed more deer with his bow than anyone I knew. Sit still, be a good shot. No gimmicks, no calls, no fancy pin sights, no shots longer than he was comfortable hitting, he'd walk into stand in the dark, walk out well after dark. No camp, no scent cover up, no crap like that. He used to call compound bows "block and tackle" bows and would never buy one. Had a bear grizzly 45# recurve and used that for many years. Liked his cedar arrows and fixed bear heads too...nothing screwed in on his stuff at all.

When a sport starts to require lots of stuff and a special outfit, its no longer fun and it gets expensive.
Dad and I didn't always see eye to eye on things but his approach to and advice about outdoors and woodsmanship were sound and I appreciate him for the lessons.

I'm not a deer guy either but really enjoyed sitting in stands with my son and smiled when he pulled out a call from his pocket. I said hey just put that away and let's just sit and watch...this is a good spot with active trails, we shouldn't need that. And, dad was right.
grin

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Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: Pawnee] #6993493
09/18/20 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
The older I get I despise deer season. I tried to do everything right with my boys. Starting at 8 until they were 12 I made them shoot does only. At 13-15 I let them shoot a cull buck. After 16 game on!!! I was trying to instill in them that itís not about the antlers, but the hunt and the great time in the outdoors. I was successful, but it was a uphill battle when they saw kids younger than them shooting big bucks. I hope each one of them remembers and cherishes those first hunts and kills as much as I do. Taking the last one on his first hunt was something Iíll never forget!


Talk about taking the fun out of it. eek

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993501
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My daughter is supper excited about this season so that gets me excited.

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993511
09/18/20 07:23 AM
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On a hunt last year there was a guy in the group whose hunting shirt cost him more than i.paid for my bow. Gospel truth. He had close to 2k in his bow and accessories on it. And he made sure we all knew it too. Guy wouldn't walk more than a quarter mile from the road.

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993549
09/18/20 08:20 AM
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I haven't shot one further than 120yds, guess I'm with you charles...with a hand me down mossberg .243!


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Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: jabNE] #6993554
09/18/20 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by jabNE
Charles...when i was younger and my dad was logging, he wore a bright colored light blue sweatshirt that stunk like sweat and chainsaw mix fuel. He had a 40# pull daemon howett recurve with cedar arrows and fixed bear broadheads he sharpened by hand. His quiver was literally two wooden clothespins taped to face of his bow with electrical tape and he only took two arrows. Sometimes he needed a second shot. No tree stands we would sometimes drive a few 16 penny nails together in side of bark where he needed a step to get up to next branch.
Now this was back when our deer populations weren't real high around here either.

That guy killed more deer with his bow than anyone I knew. Sit still, be a good shot. No gimmicks, no calls, no fancy pin sights, no shots longer than he was comfortable hitting, he'd walk into stand in the dark, walk out well after dark. No camp, no scent cover up, no crap like that. He used to call compound bows "block and tackle" bows and would never buy one. Had a bear grizzly 45# recurve and used that for many years. Liked his cedar arrows and fixed bear heads too...nothing screwed in on his stuff at all.

When a sport starts to require lots of stuff and a special outfit, its no longer fun and it gets expensive.
Dad and I didn't always see eye to eye on things but his approach to and advice about outdoors and woodsmanship were sound and I appreciate him for the lessons.

I'm not a deer guy either but really enjoyed sitting in stands with my son and smiled when he pulled out a call from his pocket. I said hey just put that away and let's just sit and watch...this is a good spot with active trails, we shouldn't need that. And, dad was right.
grin


That's a good read, thanks.

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: Scuba1] #6993556
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
As i can't seem to get a freezer my deer season may get canceled . I can't see myself turning a whole deer into jerky lol


Yes you can. I have faith in you.

Side note: there are a lot on craigslist.


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Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993557
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shot my buck last year with my late dads 30-06 pump.

this year i will be using grampa's .244 pump-stay tuned









Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993603
09/18/20 09:14 AM
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I have 4 CREEDMOORS if you need to borrow one...Ö..


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Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993609
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My buddy's youth group is raffling one off,I have no desire to own one so this will be the only gun raffle I win lol. When I do I'll sell it to you for what I have in tickets 20 dollars..

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: Pawnee] #6993621
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
The older I get I despise deer season. I tried to do everything right with my boys. Starting at 8 until they were 12 I made them shoot does only. At 13-15 I let them shoot a cull buck. After 16 game on!!! I was trying to instill in them that it’s not about the antlers, but the hunt and the great time in the outdoors. I was successful, but it was a uphill battle when they saw kids younger than them shooting big bucks. I hope each one of them remembers and cherishes those first hunts and kills as much as I do. Taking the last one on his first hunt was something I’ll never forget!


You must have never been a kid!! You did the opposite !! Tell a kid they can't do something OR won't let them do something then they will spend all their life doing the opposite. !!! LOL

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: Pawnee] #6993627
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
The older I get I despise deer season. I tried to do everything right with my boys. Starting at 8 until they were 12 I made them shoot does only. At 13-15 I let them shoot a cull buck. After 16 game on!!! I was trying to instill in them that itís not about the antlers, but the hunt and the great time in the outdoors. I was successful, but it was a uphill battle when they saw kids younger than them shooting big bucks. I hope each one of them remembers and cherishes those first hunts and kills as much as I do. Taking the last one on his first hunt was something Iíll never forget!

I might get roasted for this but oh well....

I don't take kids deer hunting until they're 14. I won't take my kids until at least 12 but more likely older. Starting at 8 its all about small game, squirrels and rabbits. at 10 maybe sit in a goose blind and at 12 put them on pheasants. I want them to really appreciate what hunting is before they get to deer hunting. I know many here don't think much of deer hunting compared to all the other big game in North America but locally its the best we have and I don't want them to peak too soon.

Re: Am I doomed this deer season [Re: charles] #6993634
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OP makes a good point.

It always amazes me how much gear some people have to have.

Scent, scent blocker, pop up blinds, and on and on.

I get a laugh out of the elevated plastic deer blinds they sell at the local fleet farm.
they look like Lunar Landing Modules.

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