Update on my ground game

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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby Tsom » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:13 pm

Congrats! Shoot whatever makes you happy! Nothing wrong and everything right about getting meat from the woods.


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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:10 pm

Good job Lou. :dance:
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:55 pm

Thanks for the kind words Dave, Zach, Shad, John, H_dad, and Dewey


crankn101 wrote:Now you need to shoot one right from the parking lot.
Now this got me thinking, I do have my eye on two other spots close to the parking lot, that I don't think anyone hunts. A pop up blind in the back of the pickup might be the way to go, nah, I would rather drag them at least a half mile.

I definitely feel like I hit a reset button. When I found dan and his tactics back in 08, I was a bit younger, and although I was starting to get good at killing deer, nothing big ever found itself in front of me Oh, except a monster doe she weighed 246 dressed after hanging for 3 weeks, anyway, I started to graduate from spikes, and 5 points, and does, to some basket racks, and even a few 3.5 year olds. But the last 5 years I had to take care of business in the falls and my hunting, especially archery hunting suffered. So I would go on my annual rifle hunt with the group up in the Huron National Forest, and put a ton of pressure on myself to get a decent buck. I have walked down a few average to decent bucks up there, but again nothing big. So getting something down early not only took a little pressure off, but almost feels like a reset as well since it was so dinky. Maybe that is the same, but definitely nowhere to go but up from here.

I would like to get another doe, then I think I am going to start disecting this little piece and do some buck hunting. The ground attack really is my in season scouting. Always looking for a treestand set or ambush spot, even though I rarely hunt the same spot twice. I have a good friend that says the same thing every year, " I just want to shoot a nice buck this year", and I say the same thing -Who doesn't. Funny thing is he scouts and hunts less than me. He is always holding out, and passing little bucks. I mention this because I know a lot of people that come here and refuse to shoot smaller bucks, pass on does, say how many they could've shot and eat a pile of tags. I just think that deer are not an endangered species, killing and eating deer is natural, and sometimes putting pressure on yourself takes the fun out of it.

Now don't get me wrong, we have a ton of elite hunters on this site that shoot giants every year, sometimes multiples, they make it look easy. I am not suggesting that Andy May go shoot a button to hit a reset, even though he would be like the millionaire who you could take it all away from and they would just go out and make several more million. I am suggesting to anyone who has been hunting 10 years or less and puts a ton of pressure on themselves for a public land slob and eats way too many tags to just do it, go shoot a stinking deer, pull that tag out of your pocket and notch it and attach it, field dress, drag, hang, skin, butcher. Then go do it all over again (unless you live in a one deer state).

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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:56 pm

Tsom wrote:Congrats! Shoot whatever makes you happy! Nothing wrong and everything right about getting meat from the woods.


Right on Tsom shootem and eatem
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby matt1336 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:13 am

Nice write up!!! Congratulations!?
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby muddy » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:20 am

My favorite part is the squirrel hitting with a thunk. Good eats and a legal tag, you can't ask for much more than that.
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby hunter_mike » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:24 am

:clap: nice work Lou, thanks for sharing!!
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Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:30 am

sPECTACULAR JOB YOU sILVER fOXX!!!
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby Ack » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:12 am

Congrats Lou! Good to see that you re-lit the fire!
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby PK_ » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:04 am

I went thru a phase early on of passing bucks I had absolutely no business passing at that point in my life, heck they wouldn’t even get a pass from me now :lol:

Congrats man keep going out and enjoying it, that’s what it’s all about.
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby G-Patt » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:42 am

Congrats on the deer!
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby Arrowbender » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:00 am

Congrats Cuz!
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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:24 pm

You guys are great. Only on the BEAST can a long time member pop a button and not take crap. It is a testament to how great this site is.
I wish you all booners this year while I work my way back into the game.

Arrowbender wrote:Congrats Cuz!
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Throw it on the pile!!!!


Not certain how I would have reacted if you posted a button, you like those big bucks. Thanks cuz. Wasn't even sure what it was when I took the pic and sent it to you, other than legal. There were a couple other things going on that I reserved for family.

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Re: Update on my ground game

Unread postby mheichelbech » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:44 pm

Congrats Ol Top!
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