What are you doing different this year

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What are you doing different this year

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:21 pm

It is said that the definition of insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results.

So what is everybody plan to do different this year?

I may try to utilize more patience, but I say that every year. I may scout a bit more to plot this monster up the roads fate.

What say you?


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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby cwoods » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:19 pm

hunting public land this year
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby virginiashadow » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:29 pm

I am moving in from day 1 on spots that I have scouted, based on the wind and time of the year. I am not wasting the first 3-3.5 weeks of October like I have done in the past by hunting on the outer fringes. With a couple thousands acres of public land thoroughly scouted and mapped out, I have more than enough "good" spots picked out. I will go for broke on certain portions and as the saying says, "Que sera sera" or whatever will be will be.....
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:51 pm

cwoods wrote:hunting public land this year


you mentioned you had pretty good pressure where you were turkey hunting. Same public ground you hunting deer?

I have a friend from FL that has a place in the NC mountains, I was hoping to get out there some time.

Virginia sounds like you gotta plan.

I may try a Tree Saddle too. Bridge sent me one last year to try and I never did use it or send it back.
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:54 am

Hunt more public land.I have more options with the Alpha and sticks I purchased.Also I don't want to over hunt the areas in which I hunt.
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Unread postby Sam Ubl » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:45 am

I'm going to hold out for THE ONE.
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:28 am

Gonna focus more on hunting my bucks early around their bedding areas. Overall, just hunting smarter than ever before.
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby Spysar » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:45 am

I'm hunting Iowa. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Instead of just buying another point. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby AC Rider » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:22 am

I'm going to start the season off with a South Dakota Mulie :D
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby James » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:29 am

With a number of successful years under my belt I am hoping to up my standards and hold out for a really big boy. Also god willing get my daughter her first archery deer.
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby cwoods » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:05 pm

Uncle Lou wrote:
cwoods wrote:hunting public land this year


you mentioned you had pretty good pressure where you were turkey hunting. Same public ground you hunting deer?

I have a friend from FL that has a place in the NC mountains, I was hoping to get out there some time.

Virginia sounds like you gotta plan.

I may try a Tree Saddle too. Bridge sent me one last year to try and I never did use it or send it back.


Some of it will be the same. Found what i think is a nice spot that I'll get to check out in a couple of weeks.
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:21 pm

I have a couple of heavy pressure public land bucks that during deer season prefer to bed at least a hundred yards and even much more from the nearest tree that can hold a treestand a few feet off the ground. That's why they bed there, they normally don't get bothered or encounter human scent near their bed. I'm set up on the ground in blowdowns, stumps and brush and will be wearing a headnet with no eye holes in it. I've shot deer this way before, and with these bucks It's going to give me my best chance of shooting them before dark near their staging area.

I have more "normal" bucks scouted and prepped as well. :)
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby matt1336 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:28 pm

I'm gonna hunt more public and maybe not be so choosey.....I haven't shot a buck in 3 years.
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby Treejunkie » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:25 pm

I have been getting decent buck pics on my place and I usually dont step foot on it until the rut. Going to be out there super early opening day. 8-) Hopefully the wind is right and I can still catch him on his summer pattern.
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Re: What are you doing different this year

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:12 am

I'm going to hunt alot more mornings (when the conditions are right), I always was just an evening guy, but I wanna get my but out of bed and try to catch them getting back to their bed. Looking forward to it !


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