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Author Topic: Opening Day 2015  (Read 440 times)

Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Opening Day 2015
« on: November 16, 2015, 06:54:30 AM »
This was the first time I have hunted opening day of gun season in a long time.

Absolutely beautiful day.  Sun was shining and we hit a high of 60 something.

The farm I hunting only has a handful of guys with permission and the owner of the land it backs up to does not allow hunting on Sunday the pressure in my little area was pretty low.    It sounded like a war zone around me thought.

I saw 8-9 does and 3 bucks.  I think the buck was the same each time and every time I saw him he was moving fast and never offered a shot.   The only deer I saw that was in my comfort zone was a really big do that came in literally right at the closing minutes of hunting hours but I opted to let her pass.  Hopefully a decision I will not later regret.

I am hunting in our "Shotgun Zone" but we are also allowed to use a handful of straight walled cartridges (i.e. .357, .44, etc.) and muzzleloaders.     I opt for the muzzle loader myself, my Traditions Buckstalker .50 cal.

My buddies brother got a nice 8 point and the guy down the road tagged a nice 10. (Sorry don'e have pics they rushed them to the processor before I made it out for lunch)  I didn't come home with any venison but it was a great day in the woods and start of the gun season.

Here's my view from the stand:

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Re: Opening Day 2015
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 07:14:28 AM »
Sure sounds like a good time for sure, I was in MI for the weekend visiting Soft Guru Plastic to watch his football team and my grandsons football games, they both took runner up in the finals. Great weekend. Keep after them your day will come.
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Re: Opening Day 2015
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 08:15:54 AM »
Sounds like a nice day.
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Re: Opening Day 2015
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 08:38:00 AM »
Thanks for sharing your opening day.  Sounds like you are in a good area.

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Re: Opening Day 2015
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 01:00:10 PM »
Sounds like you had a great day in the woods, Mike.  I don't hunt on sundays, so my opener was today.  I will be going back out this afternoon.  BTW, I got Henry with me.  Can't wait to hear him speak.
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Re: Opening Day 2015
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2015, 04:55:11 PM »
sounds like plenty of activity. can't ask for more than that. sounds warmer than it should be. good lcuk
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Re: Opening Day 2015
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2015, 03:22:40 PM »
You had a great opener! Lots of guys don't get to see that many deer all season.

Hope you get a big one later while it is cooler!! @--0--0101
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Re: Opening Day 2015
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2015, 08:26:06 PM »
Sounds like plenty of activity...
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