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Author Topic: Possum's Deer Journal  (Read 1648 times)

Offline Possum

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Possum's Deer Journal
« on: October 16, 2011, 10:47:52 AM »
To a Hunter life does not get any better then opening Bow season in Alabama...
I have worked hard the last couple months scouting, building Deer Highways, Pattern Deer with the W.I.S.E Software.
Yesterday was a awesome morning but I was busted walking the 1/2 mile into my stand and with the Coyotes getting in the last few howls at the moon before daylight.
Sometimes a perfect planned hunt does not go as planned and Deer do not move when you want them to move.
But Praise the Lord for a awesome day could have done better without the wind but thank you anyway God...
Attached is Cell phone Pic's of the area I hunted which the field is not planted but was a former foodplot not used in 5 years and backs up against a awesome hardwood hallow where Deer are using heavy between Feeding and bedding area's ... I will not give up on this stand.
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Offline Hunly

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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 07:18:20 PM »
Stay after them brother, looks like a great set-up

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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 08:45:58 PM »
Day 2...
After Church and Lunch I headed back to a different area near by where there is a Elevated Box Blind on a area that my brother has been getting a lot of trail cam pictures at.
It was so hot time I walked 100 yards to the blind I was soaking wet the temp's in the House was I know 100 degrees otherwise the wind blowing perfect for a big guy like me...
3:00 PM out stepped the biggest Tom Turkey I have seen in the wild. He had to be over 25 lb's and was Black as tar and had at least a 11 Inch Beard I bent down to get my Camera and he saw me move and the ding of the camera didn't help any as he scooted across the Plot...
Hunted till dark and when the coyotes started howling and something bumped the shooting house leg (animal ?) I knew it was time to leave... It was hard to believe I was the only person that hunted today out of 22 members... Maybe they where a Lot smarter then I was but I would never seen that big Gobbler I can target for the spring...
Lord I had a awesome day!
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Offline BE_Huntin

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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 09:14:21 PM »
Looks and sounds like a great setup.  100 degrees? Man, that's a hot day to hunt.  We had mid 70s here last week and I was thinking that was to hot!!  Good Luck Possum!
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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 05:21:06 AM »


keep at um and be safe good luck!
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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 08:52:01 AM »
Well that's hunting Possum .  ##$%#116 %^$^ @--0--0101
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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 09:27:00 AM »
That first pic looks ideal for a decoy setup, good luck !

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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 07:40:14 PM »
22 members and you are the only one that hunted  --9-908 u da man possum
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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 07:53:44 PM »
You are the man to stay in that boxstand in that heat...stay after them my friend!
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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 08:12:08 PM »
It was hot here too! I hunted a spot with thousands of acorns on the ground and falling steadily. I was afraid one would fall on my head and knock me out, but I didn't see a thing, no deer, no hogs, not even a squirrel. We have so many acorns this year, the deer don't have to move to get a belly full of acorns. They are barely using the food plots either. Still, it great to be out in the mornings, but not in the evenings. The mosquitoes here are as big as that turkey you saw! Cold weather coming in two days though, so that should help.
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Re: Possum's Deer Journal
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 08:38:42 PM »
Possum....it was hot but I would still rather have been out there than working.....
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Possum's Deer Journal Update 10/21/2011
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 09:12:56 AM »
You could not ask for a better Morning met my Brother and my nephew Jake at the Lease at 5:00 AM.
We split up went to opposite corners of the 4,600 Acre Lease....
I rode my ATV 1/2 way to my stand and walked through the field where it was laced with a heavy frost...
Got to my single seat ladder stand and spooked about 6 Turkey's out of the same tree Roosting.
I slipped my backpack off and dropped the dang thing and it slid about 25 feet down the hill.
Undo my HSS down the Ladder back after my back pack and climb back up my ladder stand just a sweating in 30 degree temp's.
All was perfect for couple hours except no Deer where moving. Acorns dropping from behind me then the Squirrels got upset for me being near there nest and set the woods ablaze with the alert barking.... 9:00 AM the Sun was melting the frost and dripping on me.. Now the winds started blowing and of course the wrong direction...  Chalk one up wrong for the weather channel... The wind was surpose to be 2-4 mph North by northwest
instead it started kicking South by Southeast at 8-10 MPH Wrong direction for me killing my ambush pinch point.
I climbed down and started to pull the card from my 3 trail cams I have in the area ... My brain must not have been working last weekend out of 3 cameras two where turned off...  @--0--0127...  Check by texting to my Brother that Jake is seeing Deer moving with a spike crunching acorns under his stand and a Doe bust him while 6 other Doe's and Button heads travel a ridge out of Bow range.
One of the Benefit of being in the Woods is some of the Camera shot you can get take this awesome picture of a Fogbow like a rainbow but caused from fog lifting from the tailwaters on Lake Mitchell below Lay dam and moving up the ridge.
Later during the week I hope change my luck in Western Kentucky.
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