Live from the field 2020

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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby greenhorndave » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:42 am

oldrank wrote:Image

Sweet!! Congrats!


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Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:01 pm

Congrats OR :clap:
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Unread postby hunting_dad » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:21 pm

Great buck oldrank! Congrats again!
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Unread postby backstraps » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:25 pm

CONGRATULATIONS OR!!!! :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance:
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Unread postby mheichelbech » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:33 pm

Thesouthpaw wrote:Pulling out for Indiana here in a few hours. Hoping to get there before midnight. The plan is to hunt three days with a bow, and three with a gun. Was planning to hunt all this week with a bow, but pushed my vacation back a few days because of the weather.

What part of indiana are you heading to?
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby blackwidow » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:48 pm

Congrats OR! Beauty of a buck!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby RadioHunter » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:24 pm

Worked my way deep into a swamp I’ve had success in years past. The beavers have been busy the last few years and raised the water table a foot or more in some places, which makes getting in a challenge. The way I normally take is a hip boots or waders walk in, usually takes 45 min or more to get to the tree I want to hang my stand in.

After doing some scouting earlier in October I figured I could come in from the back side and wanted to give that a try. I got out at grey light this morning and stumbled my way back. Bumped a deer early in the walk and just saw a tail. A few water crossings were made easier by finding small beaver dams. This new way only requires rubber boots, which are much more comfortable than my hip boots so this might be a possibility for the future. Travel time to stand is unchanged.

By the time I finally got back into there where I wanted and set up in a tree was 8:15. Wind was perfect today and I hung my set overlooking a scape on one of the main trails out of a bedding area. Ended up sitting till 1:00 and saw 2 coyotes and 0 deer. Scouted around again and saw a load of sign, all 1-2 weeks old. Not sure where the deer are this year, I keep swinging and missing

Haven’t posted as much as I should to keep a hunting journal, this has been a tough season for me. I’ve seen 3 deer all year while on stand... after logging 15+ hunts. Several have been all day affairs. I’ve never scouted so hard or hunted so much in a season. I spent countless hours in the off-season and winter with boots on the ground. My mental fortitude is waning...

Back out into the oak hills tomorrow with this weather movin through. Hoping deer will be moving


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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby seazofcheeze » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:30 pm

oldrank wrote:Image


Congrats man!!!
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Unread postby briar » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:06 pm

Congrats old rank!!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby vtbuck » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:41 pm

Congrats Oldrank!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby LukeTM » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:12 pm

Yesterday I drove 1.5 hours, hiked 2 miles and set up for 45 minutes. I was absolutely drenched through my rain gear so I pulled the plug.

About to put the canoe in and head to a spot I’ve been waiting for the right condo toons to hunt!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby PaPublicLandHunter » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:20 am

Congratulations oldrank! :clap:

It’s supposed to be heavy rain/thunderstorms today so it looks like I won’t be hunting. I will get out and scout a bit today though. After being in the 70s for almost a week now and now rain, the weather has not been kind to me. But after this all day rain the front will push through we’ll get a temp drop and get northerly winds tomorrow. Time to kill :twisted:
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby hunting_dad » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:21 am

LukeTM wrote:Yesterday I drove 1.5 hours, hiked 2 miles and set up for 45 minutes. I was absolutely drenched through my rain gear so I pulled the plug.

About to put the canoe in and head to a spot I’ve been waiting for the right condo toons to hunt!


Go get em LukeTM! Good luck!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby vtbuck » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:28 am

Setup and ready to kill!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby matt1336 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:53 am

vtbuck wrote:Setup and ready to kill!



Me too. Just got off work. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.


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