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Do you hunt the opener

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Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:42 am

With the bow opener in WI only 58 days away how many of you are getting anxious? I can't take it much more I plan to hunt the bow opener no matter what? How many guys on here seriously hunt the opener? Why or why not? I just like getting back in the tree and shaking the rust off. Probably won't hunt my best spots unless the wind is right and its not a million degrees but I will definitely be hitting the woods.

How about everyone else? 58 days the wait is killing me :D


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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby dan » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:48 am

I have shot a few of my biggest bucks on opening day, and a few more opening week. For mature bucks it hands down beats the rut in my opinion for a hunter who scouts and hunts hard.
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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby UPbowhunter » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:56 am

Yes, we have to earn our early season buck tag, I have been lucky the last few years and have my tag within a couple hours of the opener.
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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby RUTIN » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:57 am

Absolutely.... It can be the best day if you've done your homework right. If you have a mature buck patterned this is the best way to kill him still on a feed schedule.
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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:00 am

i hunt it if at all possible, sometimes i can't get out of work. that first week is always great to hunt! 8-)
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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby wibowhntr » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:32 am

As long as you have stayed out of your hunting area it can be the best time to catch a big buck still on his summer feeding pattern. It would take something major to keep me out of the woods opening bow weekend :)
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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby RaisedByWolves » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:40 am

I always do if i don't have to work....love hunting public and seeing deer hours before dark in their natural pattern.
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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby Dor » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:42 am

dan wrote:I have shot a few of my biggest bucks on opening day, and a few more opening week. For mature bucks it hands down beats the rut in my opinion for a hunter who scouts and hunts hard.

I agree. I just usually am ill prepared for opener or I am out west hunting other critters. My best MN buck came in Sept.
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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby dan » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:52 am

Do you hunt the opener?


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Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:53 am

Singing Bridge wrote:...that first week is always great to hunt! 8-)

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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby BigHunt » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:07 am

dan wrote:I have shot a few of my biggest bucks on opening day, and a few more opening week. For mature bucks it hands down beats the rut in my opinion for a hunter who scouts and hunts hard.

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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby GRUD » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:31 pm

If moon phase is good, im huntin. On public you got to get on them first. Last year I scored on the second day with my heaviest buck ever, a few years back got my highest scoring buck in september urban zone on a perfect moon phase.

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Unread postby Zap » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:34 pm

YUP.
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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby solocam88 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:59 pm

Why wouldn't you if you could?

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Re: Do you hunt the opener?

Unread postby DropTyne » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:57 pm

I usually burn some vacation time during the first few weeks......

It's my favorite.

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