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My Whitetail Season

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Started off the week before the archery opener moving to our new house. An hour from the last one, so I got a full blown go into the season blind.

 

Opening week I was on deer, till the pressure started. I spent a lot of time scouting more than hunting. I bumped several respectable bucks but never had a shot. I took it down to the last morning of the rifle season before I filled a doe tag, I wish I couldve held out that morning but it was a long season. I was in the core of a big buck and Im fairly certain if I wouldve restrained myself he wouldve come by. But, in the 11th hour you put the 1lb fish in the box.

 

Changed up how I hunted and went to a treesaddle for running and gunning, cut weight in my pack as well. I actually shot the doe on the second hunt in the saddle. It worked out amazing, she came in and busted me, I swung to the back of the tree and got ready, when she looked away I slammed her in the chest with a hornady superformance in .243 and she made it 10 yards. That bullet flat leveled her, I couldnt believe it.

 

Im working with 25,000 acres of public not including the state forest so I have to be able to go deep. The saddle, was the best move I have made in ten years, Ive known about it that long and never made the leap... stupid.

 

Im already scouting for next season, im on the core of another buck that is rubbing pines the size of my thigh. I want spring to come to fish but Ive got so much archery work to do before next fall its not funny. I decided to hold off one more year on going to Iowa. Might go to southern maryland to get a jump on a longer season.

 

Hope you all did well!

 

If youre not familiar with the saddle... http://newtribe.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=144

 

I run 4 muddy sticks(dual step) and a band of ameristep strap steps are on the way.

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What grain superfornace? I run 58gr but it's my coyote load I gotta get one for deer because there is talk of making my county rifle now as opposed to shotgun

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95 grain, sorry so late getting back to you

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1 doe for me this year. When dog season came in it really made it hard. We hunt on 50 acres and I only have Sat. To hunt on. Not only dogs but seems like Saturday became a day where everyone must do yard work.From trackers to leaf blowers.

My uncle tag 2 and 2 in West Va. Also sucks when he's not around I can't hunt so I missed some time for that. I wish I had back up land for those reasons. I would still hunt with them for the family time and fellowship!

Could be worse my cousin hasn't gotten anything for several years now and bless his heart he's being very patient. Lol

Next year if can I'm putting away the crossbow and buying me a compound. I've been looking at the Hoyt Charger package.

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1 doe for me this year. When dog season came in it really made it hard. We hunt on 50 acres and I only have Sat. To hunt on. Not only dogs but seems like Saturday became a day where everyone must do yard work.From trackers to leaf blowers.

My uncle tag 2 and 2 in West Va. Also sucks when he's not around I can't hunt so I missed some time for that. I wish I had back up land for those reasons. I would still hunt with them for the family time and fellowship!

Could be worse my cousin hasn't gotten anything for several years now and bless his heart he's being very patient. Lol

Next year if can I'm putting away the crossbow and buying me a compound. I've been looking at the Hoyt Charger package.

Charger is a good bow. I have the older(better built imo) version the rampage xt absolutly love it but am upgrading this year to the new nitrum turbo or nitrum 30 I haven't decided yet. I'm on the fence about selling it to put down on the new bow or keeping for back up.

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I haven't gotten the chance to handle the Charger. I held the Nitrum and the handle alone was to die for. Just felt great in my hands and form to your Palm.

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I did not fill a deer tag with my bow this year, but did manage to shoot a bear over my bait with my bow so that was an accomplishment I was proud of. Just bought a new Hoyt myself, a carbon element g3. It is a 2013 model that I bought brand new for $700 at the local archery shop.

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Id like to find a carbon element myself but I need to find one with 50lb limbs. When they come up I always have something else I need to buy. I think ive got my west gear ironed out except for a spotting scope so maybe a new bow is coming soon. I need a magnum rife, I can always shoot the 50cal muzzleloader which has a bdc reticle but I want a mag caliber rifle for the west. A 400yrd shot with a muzzy is a pipe dream.

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Id like to find a carbon element myself but I need to find one with 50lb limbs. When they come up I always have something else I need to buy. I think ive got my west gear ironed out except for a spotting scope so maybe a new bow is coming soon. I need a magnum rife, I can always shoot the 50cal muzzleloader which has a bdc reticle but I want a mag caliber rifle for the west. A 400yrd shot with a muzzy is a pipe dream.

Nah not if you got the coin I forgot who makes it but there is a company who sells long range ML.

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