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  • bluecat's Avatar
    18 Minutes Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    lol, +3 I've given up any hope of actually learning about the product at this point. I know it exists and some people sort of like it.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    20 Minutes Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    You're lucky ... We're still dreaming about hunting public land on Sundays.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    32 Minutes Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    LOL ...
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    43 Minutes Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    That Timber Ninja Outdoors stuff is from NC.....so you know it's junk.
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    47 Minutes Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Well, first deer in picture above, it was fresh rubs and scrapes. Hadn't seen much of that until I stumbled into this spot, was tore up with scrapes. Sat the first sit, fine tuned my stand on the second sit. Killed him on Nov. 5 or 6. The big buck was a beaten down path with big tracks and big rubs. He had been using this for awhile, I hadn't hunted in this area for 5 years or so, but seeing the sign I setup and killed him 15 minutes later. That was Nov. 9. This years buck it was fresh scrapes on a trail coming down a point that intersected all the cross hill trails. When you see those straight line trails with scrapes at the intersections of other trails, I've learned those are likely buck cruising trails. They can move in a straight line and check any doe that may have went along the hill on the other trails. Also lots of fresh rubs. Setup on a similar trail on the Sunday before and was an arrow deflection away from killing a much bigger buck. He left with a scar to remember our first, and most lilkely only, meeting.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    LOL ... While looking up the Timber Ninja stuff I enjoyed a post on one forum scolding everyone for questioning the efficacy of carbon fiber sticks (which have yet to appear commercially in any volume, and not yet at all from Timber Ninja as far as I know). Apparently when you're a saddle hunter you're supposed to be relentlessly optimistic about the latest and greatest gear even if it might possibly be a teensy bit fragile, and you must be willing to go where no man has gone before. :omg: Otherwise, your value to "the saddle-hunting community" (this is a thing, apparently, or someone's trying really hard to make it happen) is suspect and you should probably be drummed out of the corps. :shocked: I'll find the post again and put it up if anyone wants a giggle ... But anyhoo .... Thanks for the heads-up, Luv. :tu::beer:
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    I used to do a lot of in-season scouting and found that all I was doing was boogering up previously pristine territory. I did more of it during gun season than during bow season, so that may have something to do with my results. Trail cameras have helped a little, but you still need to operate on instinct and intrude to check them unless you've made the leap to remote viewing. I rarely hunt stands without a rest between visits, and agree with you about deer patterning the hunter who slips into a routine. Also, are we talking about finding fresh deer sign or fresh *buck* sign leading to a new set?
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Not sure what experiences have led you to that conclusion, because I probably don't understand everything about where you're hunting. But that is the opposite of my experiences. I've had great success scouting during the season and moving around. I can think of a couple I've killed right off the top of my head. I wouldn't have had either one of these bucks without making a late season move. Probably could add a couple more if I could find pics of them. And there are at least a dozen others I could've killed if everything had gone right. But don't take my advice, you never do anyway. I'm guessing you've never watched The Hunting Public on YouTube. I luv those guys because they're doing it right and they're doing it mostly on public land. They hunt the way I always have, I just didn't know I was doing something different than most other guys. But maybe it's different down in Tarheel land, I don't know. I only know the hills of PA. And I know this. When you go to the same hunting spot, walking in and out the same way, time after time, deer know it. The mature deer will learn quickly to avoid those areas. I believe using the saddle increases my ability to be more mobile, it certainly was easier bouncing around this year than using a treestand was in prior years. "But wisdom is proved right by her deeds."
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  • DParker's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    I'm guessing his friend is from New Jersey, since he was the one asking all the questions.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    You sure do have a lot of friends for a guy from Kansas ....
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    I'm slowly gathering ammunition for my argument. :wink It will work against me if some of the new stuff is significantly reduced in weight. We'll wait until the ATA show? (Will there be an ATA show? --Freakin' Wuhanians ....) As far as scouting during the season goes, it's tricky. You're either a few days behind the action, or screwing up the action by intruding. I have very rarely killed a buck by discovering him mid-season by his sign. Discovering *deer* sign and sitting over it hoping that does will pull a buck in is a slightly different story. But even that is most often hit-or-miss during the rut. It seems to me that "mind-reading" buck behavior and using terrain and previously-acquired knowledge of the territory is a higher-odds proposition to kill decent bucks consistently, at least on public land or even private that you are sharing.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Also, you look a lot older than the last time I saw you ... :poke: :wave:
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Pretty good picture, too. I like how you stuck the tongue back in.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    LOL ... Congratulations. Very nice. :beer:
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Excellent, I'm going to try this for my friend. Cilantro has the most bitter taste for me. I can detect the smallest sliver in salsa or soup.
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  • DParker's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    There are a lot if variations on the basic theme, and the best ones involve roasting whole ears of corn, cutting the kernals off and then boiling the cobs to make a corn stock. But I didn't feel like venturing out and trying to find halfway decent frozen ears of corn, so just did the bestI could with what I had on hand: - 40 oz canned sweet corn (generally 1 lg & 1 small can) - 2 lg poblanos, or 3-4 smaller ones - 1 medium white onion - 2 cloves of garlic - 1 tbsp olive oil (or butter, or whatever you like for sauteing) - 1 cup heavy cream - 1/2 lb skinless roasted chicken - 2-3 cups chicken stock - 2 tsp smoked paprika - 1 tsp cumin - salt and pepper to taste 1) Roast the poblanos, let cool then remove the charred skin. I assume you know how to roast peppers, so I won't bore you with the details. 2) Heat the oil in your soup pot over medium heat. 3) While the oil is heating, dice the onion and mince the garlic. 4) Saute the onion, stirring frequently until transluscent (~5 minutes.) 5) Add the garlic and stir for another 30 seconds or so. 6) Open the canned corn and separate the kernels from the water, saving the water. That's going to be the basis for your lazy man's instant corn stock. 7) Add the corn kernels to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 8) While the kernels are heating up, deseed and chop your roasted poblanos and add to the pot. 9) The water from the cans of corn likely comes to somewhere between 2-3 cups in volume. Add enough chicken stock to bring the total to 5 cups and add it all to the pot. 10) Add the spices and stir to combine. 11) Simmer the mixture for 30 minutes. 12) While the simmering is going on, shred the chicken meat. If it doesn't lend itself to shredding, chop it into small bite-sized pieces. 13) After the 30 minute simmer puree the soup until fairly smooth using either an immersion blender (easiest) or a conventional blender (smoother results, though you'll have to do this in a couple of batches unless you've scaled the recipe down a bit.) 14) Return the soup to the pot (if you used a blender) and add the chicken and heavy cream. Stir to combine and let heat through for about 5-10 minutes. 15) Fill up a bowl, grab your big-assed soup spoon, put on a good movie and enjoy. I was lucky enough to be born without the gene that makes cilantro taste like soap (or with the gene that prevents it from tasting that way...I'm not sure which is the case).
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Well, well well, congratulations soldier. Is this what Madame Sophie predicted?
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    ..well my friend says it must be pretty damn good then. <span style = 'text-decoration: line-through'>I'm</span> he's wanting that corn chowder recipe too. Why do people eat cilantro? Same friend was asking.
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Really I don't follow you on this at all. Tethrd is coming out with the Tethrd One sticks, 18" long, weigh less than a lb. each. Timber Ninja has a 20" stick you can get with a built in aider, weighs 1.2 lbs. With the Tethrd stick I could also use my Knaider, that will eliminate a stick completely, probably only need 4 to get to 20 feet. You can also get a small lightweight platform that weighs less than 2 lbs. You can make this as lightweight as you need to. If you don't want to move around, but want to keep going to your same old tired stands just do it, we don't need you in the saddle hunting community. :grin:
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    My first buck from the saddle. I ignored everything you told me to do, that was the key to my success. :ach: I used a saddle, I scouted during the season and moved to where the fresh sign was, and I was only 18 ft. up the tree. Remember kids, you can't believe everything you read on the internet. :-)
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    LOL ... :beer:
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  • DParker's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Pro tip: Like most other capsicum, poblanos develop more heat if you leave them to begin ripening before you pick them...like I did. This soup has some kick. ETA: It's better than it looks
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  • DParker's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Pre-med...pre-law...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    No pics, please. I've hardly eaten all day. I might have a Red's Burrito here in a minute...
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Red stag...Texas spike... What's the difference? :p Especially when it comes to haggis. LOL Congrats to your son. One of these days when you're feeling perky, give us the rundown on why you chose that bulllet. :grin::cool:
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  • DParker's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Ask him if he's interested in the roasted poblano, corn and chicken cream soup I'm making right now.
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