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Author Topic: 1st time @ the 2nd Season  (Read 1507 times)

Online Bearclaw

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Re: 1st time @ the 2nd Season
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2012, 06:46:05 PM »
Find the food and set up close. Sometimes if it's really cold the deer won't expend the energy to travel far to get to the feeding area and bed close instead.
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Offline 7Day_Archer

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Re: 1st time @ the 2nd Season
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2012, 02:00:58 PM »
     Again, I want to thank yinz all for the input. ##$%#115
Last weekend was far too warm for ANY deer movement so, needless to say, I did't see a single deer all day...either day! This weekend looks a lot better though. Snow and frigid temps are in the forecast and Saturday is the last day of season and the last day before Spring Semester starts up! Timing is critical here and with the limited success thus far this season, I look to go back to the spot that has been relatively good to me over the last decade. Not a whole lot of food near their beds, so I'll just have to feed them some corn in hopes that they'll be enticed enough to cross my stand en-route to the food site located about 150 yards South of the stand.
     If on Friday, I have little to no success, I will go with the still hunting idea from 5114TX. And I am an absolute FREAK about scent control, so that's taken care of. My problem is going to be patience. I tend to find myself rushing while walking in the woods. I just have to practice my mantra, "slow is smooth and smooth is fast"!
     I need food in the freezer so a doe will do just fine. I'm not usually a big fan of shooting does, but I feel the need to this year. A bug hit the deer population a few years back and we are still trying to recover from the loss of almost half of all deer. So I try not to shoot a doe to help the population grow. And the bucks I shoot have a standard, plus the antler restrictions help. Big fan of that. Well, here's to a safe, successful hunt!
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Offline BWHTR

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Re: 1st time @ the 2nd Season
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2012, 02:06:07 PM »
I wouldn't think twice about shooting a doe.  They fit on the grill just as well as a buck.  Good luck and keep us posted. 
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