To hunt or not to hunt?

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To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby Redman232 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:26 am

Weather forecast had been calling for a cold front moving in Wednesday. Yesterday was 75 degrees here, it stayed warm overnight, got a pre dawn down pour and continued for the first hour or two of day light. Temperature is now 59 degrees and will likely drop a little bit more throughout the day. I have plans to travel south to hunt Thursday afternoon, thru the weekend and was going to lay low until that trip, but the temperature drop has got me really itching to get in a stand this evening, what say you? Would you hunt tonight? I think by waiting until tomorrow night many guys may miss the best movement.


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Re: To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby Stanley » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:28 am

I would hunt. It's October 28th. Can happen any time now until seasons end.
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Re: To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby Bucky » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:33 am

If you can.... I'd hunt
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Re: To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby Redman232 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:55 am

I don't know why I even had to ask :D I made up my mind when I walked out for lunch.
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Re: To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby msailor » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:58 am

Stanley wrote:I would hunt. It's October 28th. Can happen any time now until seasons end.


x2. The answer is "hunt" from now til the end of Nov.
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Re: To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby Stanley » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:00 am

Redman232 wrote:I don't know why I even had to ask :D I made up my mind when I walked out for lunch.

Smart. :handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby Redman232 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:13 am

Since it is wet and a little windy, I'm going to poke around a little bit on a new property behind my house, with a stand on my back. Hopefully a member or two of the big bachelor group we watched all summer are still around, because now I can hunt them.
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Re: To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby Redman232 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:16 am

Got it handed to me again last night, I walked past quite a bit of doe sign in and around the corn field behind the house as I walked to the new property. I got to a spot I pin pointed using aerials, a inside corner on a standing bean field, a small ridge (8 feet or so) dropping off to the inside corner, a wooded creek bottom running into the timber behind me and another inside corner about 100 yards south of me. Absolutely no deer sign that I could see and didn't see a deer. The property is not what I hoped it would be, pretty open hard woods (basically a sugar maple stand) with a hand full of red oaks and acorns around them with just turkey sign. Pretty disappointed, having more trouble this year getting on a shooter than years past and I spent a lot more time scouting this spring. Keeping my head down, chin up and trudging on.
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Re: To hunt or not to hunt?

Unread postby Wlog » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:30 am

Don't get down on yourself now, the best is yet to come.

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