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  • bluecat's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Carlos: Did you watch the weather forecast last night? Juan: You know I did. Carlos: What is it? Juan: I have no idea.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    It sounds even better in Spanish ... :-) or Austrian ... (10 bonus comedy points to use as you like for whoever picks up on that one ....)
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    You guys and all your high fa-lutin words ("travel corridor").
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I like when people talk about transition areas ... It's not that they don't exist around here, but if you're looking for distinct bedding and feeding areas and an area in-between that's neither, good luck --and good luck hunting it. You're just as likely to bump a buck coming in at mid-day to set up as to blow one out climbing down at dark in a lot of areas that are neither "bedding" nor "feeding" sites. I'd call those transition areas. So I guess once that happens, you move on and just chuckle at the guys who like to present hunting strategies in neat little boxes. Perhaps a better term for the Holy Grail would be "travel corridor", a designation you don't hear very often anymore. I can't come up with a good reason why not, except group-think.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I catch a lot of deer activity around 10 -11 AM in the early season, just as I want to climb down. Of course, it depends on the type of area you're hunting. It would be transition areas in my case. Not too much action earlier, but the temps are often nicer in the morning.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    So do you have three boxes of shells that will eject, or will it take more? :wave:
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    if the doves ant around i might do a little more deer hunting ..suppose to cool off next week..hopefully the walley are biting
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    probally deer hunt one evening
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    im going next weekend probally fish and dove hunt..i need to shoot somthing with my new shotgun..shot a couple times a couple weeks back but missed..them 1oz steel shot dont want to eject for some reason..i caught at least 30 whitebass. my main goal is to shoot a dove next weekend and grill up a jalopeno bacon wraped dove..
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    bump ...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Nah ... We had some good deer and turkey contests, and we shot stuff. The problem was that it became too much work to get guys to sign up. I'd announce a contest, and it would go over like a lead balloon. Guys who weren't going to hunt that year signed up just out of pity... :bang:
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    He's never been the same after that.
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    i cant believe we dont have a contest this year..i think we had one of the best contest.."deer" contest on the web..everything was detailed perfectly...the only problem was we couldnt shoot anything.
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    remember that time crookedeye shot that buck that charged him
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    You're a *cashier*! LOL ... :laugh::grin::wave:
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Maybe I should have rearranged the order of the list ... Put the emphasis on the downbeat ...
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Oh alright, +4 for the fewer idiots part. It's the subtle stuff that gets me going. Self deprecating humor is so yesterday.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I picked up on it. I just didn't find it that funny. Just a lot of fluff. You really need to put some money in the reference jar next time you walk by it.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Did you pick up on the" hunt on your own" = fewer idiots? .... That was really the money line ... Don't gyp me on points ...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    It looks nice, and it's not too expensive.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    That's funny right there, I don't care who you are. btw, I used to dream of having NatGear.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    LOL .... As a matter of fact, I was wearing Natgear, which has been around almost as long as plaid wool. :-) I still have my old plaid wool hunting shirt somewhere. Haven't seen it in years. It got a big hole in the tail somehow that I do not recall ---it wasn't cut off, LOL --- but I retired it. Do buddies still cut the tail off your shirt when you miss? Prolly not. That was always a good reason to hunt on your own. Less disturbance, fewer idiots, lower clothing costs ... I doubt I can post the video. It's prolly on the cloud somewhere ---what the hell am I talking about?--- and I suppose I have a disk. I will add it to the to-do list and make a half-hearted effort to find it for you.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Were you wearing wool plaid? Can you post that footage?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    This reminds me of my best bow buck, which was taken on camera with an angle behind and slightly to the left of me. I was using a relatively new but slower Mathews solocam at 60 pounds or so, and a carbon arrow fletched with one purple and two flo green/chartreuse feathers, with a flo green/chartreuse nock. You can see *everything* on about a 27-yard shot ... LOL ... It was friggin' awesome. :-)
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    LOL ... +7 That's damn good for a rookie effort from a drive-by :-):wink ... And I would have scored it higher if the punctuation and capitalization was closer to what I have in my own head as to how I would deliver those lines ... What I mean to say is that you may have a future in comedy writing if the whole filling potholes thing doesn't work out ... :-):beer:
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    You gave away a Bear Polar Whitetail? We used to dream of having a Bear Polar Whitetail!
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    That's what he said. Haha....that's what...he.............anyway. I gave my brother my old Bear Polar Whitetail bow years ago. He doesn't use it, wonder if I could get it back. I'll bet you I could hit 100 fps with a carbon arrow out of it. I miss the joy of watching the arrows in flight out of it at 20 yds. You could shoot, pick up your beer, make a comment to your buddy about your new TM Hunter rest, and still have time to see arrow impact. Those were the days. Like ArcheryWorld 1.0, I still miss that place. Of course that was back when Alex was still alive. RIP Alex.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    GoBucks had a similar idea many moons ago, if I can appropriate an old Indian phrase without offending the Kansas City Chiefs, who now have a dress code for attendance at football games at Arrowhead Stadium.... (Next on the SJW hit-list: Don't Walk Like An Egyptian ... but I digress.) His idea (roughly speaking, and as best I can remember) was to run a thread and/or competition to see who could put together, hunt and kill with the oldest/cheapest/coolest bow built up from second-hand and used pieces. No fair taking an old bow off the hanger and swapping out your carefully chosen accessories with weird shit from Ebay, though I personally think that should definitely be a category unto itself. Who doesn't want to see Jon hunt with one of his old Bowtechs rigged with a prong rest and a sight from 1994? Anyway, somebody get back to me on this ... I have like a million ideas ... :wink
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I'm inclined to start a thread about building a saddle hunting rig from just all the old crap I have sitting around ... Out-of-production or specialty steps of various kinds; platforms from stands too tiny and/or seats too low to tolerate; never- or lightly used harnesses, ropes and carabiners (Oh my!) ...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I have all my terrain and game cam pics on my little notebook. If I get a chance I'll go through there and see if there's anything informative.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Ouch ...
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Camp Swampy......yeah I remember..........that's where you almost killed my friend Floyd. He was never the same after that, still walks with a limp. No thanks, I'm quite capable of killing myself on my own, don't need your help Tarheel.:td:
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Youtube is filled with Southern goobers generally. (Yes, it's capitalized.) Think of it as revenge. I'm not claiming there's no use for on the fly] saddle hunting here. It depends where you hunt. In the mountains, I can see it. Less understory; surrounding trees and the obstructions they present not so much of an issue; the weight and portability advantages ... yada yada yada. You get in the rolling and the flat ground here, it's a different story. I'm convinced we need to get much higher than what you're used to Free Bird!]---and/thus the natural shot opportunities are far fewer. More brush, vines, saplings, gators, snakes and possums and General Lee] just a lot of SITW . (Do you see what I did there? --- :shocked:) If you'd ever taken me up on any one of my invitations to hunt at any Camp Swampy you'd know what I'm talking about, but I understand your fear of having your throat cut and your wallet stolen if you cross the Mason-Dixon Line ... It's not an unreasonable fear ... for you ... :nk::beer::wave:
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Understood. Just to clarify I'm hunting overgrown clearcuts or on the edge of them, so I'm not dealing with open hardwoods either. Normally I'm set up to shoot 1 trail, that's the best you can hope for. I'm still not believing there's no use for a tree saddle down there, when YouTube is filled with southern goobers using tree saddles. Send pics of your normal hunting locations, not staged or hand picked spots to try and validate your point, like a Biden commercial. Maybe then I can think of a way to break you out of your perennial negativity.:tu:
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    I completely understand, though I am disappointed at the lost opportunities for meself ... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/z3_L5hPJ19s" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> ....
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Oh and duh .... Your point about shooting lanes is key. Unless you set up in daylight initially, you are almost guaranteed to have no clear shots with a bow here. What I mean is that successfully setting up "blind" ain't gonna work. If you set up in daylight you are still going to have to climb down and trim 90% of the time. We ain't hunting old growth forest with no understory here ...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    That's retarded ... What you prolly *meant* to say is you'd rather be lucky AND good ... But don't let me put words in your mouth... LOL ... :wave: I'll get back to you about what I meant by unrealistic (which may have been the wrong word, or one I need to put in more context) when I have more time. In the meantime: From experience, when I think about screwing steps into trees or setting climbing sticks or hauling in an extra climber on the fly, that's a lot of work and impact when you don't want a lot of work and impact. Remember that it doesn't take much to break a sweat until well after the rut here, even working in the dark. I would like to be hunting thicker areas or on their edges in the first place, and the chances of me wandering through those areas in the daylight to discover and then set up on the hot spot whether by day or by night to kill a good buck are slim. I'm inclined to save the information for next year, or to think in terms of setting up to hunt in 3 to 4 or more days, when conditions are in my favor and the disruption of setting up has faded.
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Will do, but no pics of me. Jon cured me of that. I did alot of research, watched every video about saddle hunting I could find on YouTube, making sure I picked what would be best for me. I settled on the Aerohunter Kestrel Flex. So far been comfortable, but haven't put 4-5 hours straight in it. But then to tell you the truth, 4-5 hours in a hang on treestand ain't that comfortable either. My back always starts hurting at some point. I will give you honest reviews, not crap like these political ads and Swampy that tell half truths.:grin:
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