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  • bluecat's Avatar
    29 Minutes Ago
    He's never been the same after that.
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    5 Hours 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 Day Ago
    remember that time crookedeye shot that buck that charged him
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    You're a *cashier*! LOL ... :laugh::grin::wave:
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Maybe I should have rearranged the order of the list ... Put the emphasis on the downbeat ...
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    2 Days 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
    2 Days 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
    2 Days 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
    2 Days Ago
    It looks nice, and it's not too expensive.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    2 Days 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
    2 Days 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
    2 Days Ago
    Were you wearing wool plaid? Can you post that footage?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days 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
    2 Days 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
    3 Days 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
    3 Days 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
    3 Days 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
    3 Days 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
    3 Days 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
    3 Days Ago
    Ouch ...
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    4 Days 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
    4 Days 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
    5 Days 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
    5 Days 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
    5 Days 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
    5 Days 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
    6 Days 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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  • bluecat's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I will corroborate what Luv3 said about moving mid-season. It works. At the very least it keeps optimism up as you are sitting in a brand new area and seeing new things. I think the tree saddle is a great idea, I just don't know about the comfort level. Luv3, be sure and include some pics and maybe some text about how to set it up.
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    You are, and always have been, a wet blanket. But seriously folks..........:wave: After the last couple of seasons, setting stands, moving them, collecting them at the end, has worn me out. I had to try something less physically demanding. I believe the saddle helps me with that. Only 10 lbs to carry, and I can bounce wherever I need to. I can't believe you think it is unrealistic to find a new spot during the season, set up there, and kill a buck. I've done it many times. With the saddle you can move around until you find some hot sign and setup. I can't tell you how many times I've been going into my pre-hung stand and crossed really fresh buck sign on the way, thinking I should have a stand right here, but I keep moving on to my stand because that's where I'm setup. Sometimes it's tough since you may not have as many shooting lanes since you didn't prep the spot ahead of time. But when I killed the big one, I only had two holes for shooting lanes and he stepped into one of them. I'd rather be lucky than good I guess. I will keep you posted with an honest review of what I like and dislike about it. I can tell you right now, being on the skinny side of things is going to help. I wouldn't try it if I was a 'big boned' person. I don't think we're allowed to say fat any more. ....or retarded. Can't say that either. I wonder if it's still in the dictionary?
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I've been practicing, sat in it for an hour or so, haven't noticed that yet. Stay tuned, will be using it 10/3 Lord willing.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    ^^^ Veggie Garden ^^^ This is why a Meat Garden is best. :-) "I like pig butts and I cannot lie ..." Bacon In My Beans <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fKIfz3rvxaI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> .....
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Kip doesn't even get PO'd .... He gets TO'd (lol) which is much less menacing, but not so cussy ... So he has that going for him, which is nice ... :wink *** Fill us in on the whole saddle thing. Chronicle as you go, perhaps. :-) I'm still skeptical. If you "pre-prep" your sites in the off- season, I don't see the benefit to anyone who owns multiple stands and puts them out ahead of time, unless you're putting them out where they are sure to get stolen, which kinda runs contrary to the whole "I found a great spot" narrative in the first place. If you're climbing new trees and finding new ambushes during the season, that's a different story, but how realistic is that? Also, I defy anyone to exert any energy making a new set around here mid-season without stinking the place up. Maybe if you hunt in a huge walk-in refrigerator... Not trying to be a wet blanket, but am trying to find a justification ...
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    There is no way those things wouldn't make your butt and legs go to sleep.
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