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Post by PineywoodsBow on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:32 pm

So I have 15 hours on stand this season thus far and have yet to even SEE a deer. Anyone else having this kind of luck? Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Posted Boy Gallego on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:43 pm

36 hours on stand so far (4 days) Have not seen a deer pass by. Jumped 3 deer going in, saw 2 bears, turkey and a grouse. Not surprised. Last year it took over 160 hours or so. 2 months, weekends, days off etc...

Note though that I hunt big woods. Large tracts with fewer deer densities.

Hang tough Smile
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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:34 am

Your certainly no the only one. I can't find them either.

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Post by bowmad100 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:17 am

i seen one so far i got about 150hr in now and i missed her at 5yd. i hate shooting strait down. hope all are luck gets better good luck all
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Post by TN hunter on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:27 am

I have to scout more have not seen any yet. Although I have gutted two of my friends for experience and helped drag 2 over 280 yards. All this work has to pay off at some point!
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Post by Waiting4Fall on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:28 pm

It's early guys. I view the season as a marathon, not a sprint. Right now I only hunt 3-4 hours max. I have learned to pace myself, and hold back until the last week of October. Then I hunt sunrise-sunset every chance I get. Patience, stay focused, it WILL pay off! THIS season is gonna be great!!! Very Happy

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Post by PineywoodsBow on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:12 pm

Well I got some meat in the freezer. I shot a Doe monday with my bow on private land over a feeder. I know, I know, it wasnt public land, but it was still fun. I will be on public land in the morning, hopin to score....

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Post by TN hunter on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:25 am

Thanks Dave for the encouragement! Good job Piney.
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Post by JAPetry86 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:18 am

Spent this past weekend in Wirt County hunting private land to get a feel for the deer movement and activity and it seems the deer are starting to move more and more as the weather cools. Had my public stand hung for about 3-4 weeks now and have yet to disturb it so hopefully it will bring luck when I get to spend a full day hunting next week. When hunting Wirt County I did see a immature spike on the way home running a doe in a 100 yd circle in a field, gotta love the young guys. Hang tough, its about to get good, and best of luck to everyone.
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Post by Miller-TD#2 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:22 pm

I sneezed soooooo hard sunday morning that I scared the four does that were munching akerns underneath. About fell outta the tree. 1.5 hrs later they came back and started a grazin' , got spooked by some chatter happy squrriels because the young one tooted. Came back again and seen the boy down the trail, scratchen' and a rubbin' - dab-blasted if'n two joggers didn't come by on the mountian trail just a chatterin' away....oh well theres always another day.

Best part they never knew I was a'watchin'

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Post by TN hunter on Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:01 pm

I have found some sign but still no deer!
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Post by PineywoodsBow on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:16 pm

Ok, here we go, no more messing around, I plan on sitting all day Monday, unless of course I get a deer!

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Post by Posted Boy Gallego on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:35 am

Just did 2 full days, dark to dark on state land. At least I saw deer this time around, but as a bowhunter, everything has to be close to perfect before getting shot. Just did not work out. Would have had a Doe if things worked out.
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Post by PineywoodsBow on Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:43 pm

Im sitting dark to dark tomorrow. Bucks are chasin here, lots of activity today, tomorrow is supposed to be even better! Smile

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Post by TN hunter on Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:30 am

Gett'em Piney!
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Post by Miller-TD#2 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:13 am

I am curious, are you using any kind of a scent bomb? or, any scent call grunt rattlin' etc., etc./?
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Post by PineywoodsBow on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:09 pm

I don't use any scent attractants on public land, and I use grunt calls, rattles, bleats sparingly. I usually only use a call AFTER seeing deer to bring them closer.

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