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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    nice woods
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    i seen it.. nice one. by the way i dont see any pics of swampy bucks on here, matter of fact i havnt seen one on here..does he actually hunt?
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    nice one.. WE been getting alot of pics of some good bucks..you watch ..billys going to show his buck again from 1972.. its that blury picture kinda LIKE A BIGFOOT PIC.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Great buck! Wow!
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  • Triton Rich's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    It's kind of like taking a pastime that can be a bit frustrating at times and making it more frustrating. In the two previous encounters that I mentioned, I likely would have been able to get a shot off had I not been trying to film :bang:
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Congrats on a very nice buck! I'm not going to lie, self-filming would add way too much stress to hunting for me. Great story!
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  • Triton Rich's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Well Hello Fellas! It's been a while. Thought I would share my recent success on a nice whitetail buck. Remember when I told you that my brother has this awesome property that he has permission on and kills a giant buck every year? Well, he finally got permission for me as well. I still had to hunt pretty hard but I had 3 good encounters with mature bucks. The first two didn't work out as I got caught reaching for the bow on the first and couldn't quite squeeze off the shot during the fleeting chance on the second. Last Sunday, I got it done. I saw a small buck a good 100+ yards away sniffing around. Suddenly, he started acting weird. I thought there might be another buck over there so I hit the buck roar call. I immediately saw a big buck trotting towards me and got my bow ready. He ran up to about 30 yards away in some dense cover and walked in from there. He walked about 20 yards behind my tree. Luckily, I had gone back there and cut down a bunch of skinny little thorn trees just before I got in since several smaller bucks had used that trail before and there wasn't a lane. Amazingly, he stopped right in the new opening I had created. For the last couple years, I've been hauling around a video camera and arm to try and video a moment like this. I managed to get the camera pointed at him and zoom in a little. Now it was time to shoot. I drew the bow right as he was slightly quartering to me. He turned towards me so that there wasn't a shot. I ended up holding for about 30 seconds until he turned back to slightly quartering to. I put the pin just behind his leg and squeezed off the shot. It happened so fast that I wasn't even sure I hit him, I just saw arrow with the lighted nock stuck in the ground. I was pretty obvious soon though since he only ran about 20 yards and already started to stumble. He spun and fell right there. I think it's the shortest run I've ever seen one make. It turns out the arrow went diagonally through the middle of the heart so he didn't last long. I spun the camera over to him to catch him dropping. That's when I realized in horror that I never hit record! This self-filming crap is no joke! Still a great hunt anyway and a real nice buck. He's my biggest framed buck but he doesn't make P and Y with a couple of broken points. Here he is. BTX-28 62lbs 27.75 draw. Victory 3DHV 350 340gn @ 310fps Parker Red hot Crosspro 100 broadhead
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    The one with my ugly face in the bright sunshine is from this year. Yes, the road to success is paved with not reading social media from NC.:-)
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    I did end up abandoning the Hawk Helium ladder sticks half way through the season, they were just too heavy to lug in over a mile. I pulled out my Wild Edge steps and used 6 of those with a Knaider. That got me up around 19-20 ft and weighed 6 lbs. I'm pretty sure I will get 4 of the Tethrd One sticks for next season, with the Knaider that will get me around the same height and weigh 2 lbs less. Of course I'll need to take out a home equity loan to afford them.
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  • crookedeye's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    crookedeye replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    is the top pic from this year? nice bucks anyhow..thats the key to sucess is not listening to swampy.lol
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    I think I had about a dozen sits in the saddle this year. I learned alot this season. Comfort comes down to the angles. How high you put your tether rope on the tree and how long your bridge is, seem to be the most important part of getting comfy. I was able to do 5 hour sits with no problem and shooting out of it was a piece of cake on the strong side. I will never go back to using treestands in most situations. If you have a spot where you need to be quick and quiet getting in, a pre-hung stand is hard to beat for that. If you want to know anything specific about the system let me know. My advice would be to find someone in your area who has one and ask if you can try it out on a tree. I didn't get to do that but I would've liked to.
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    You might be right, I have no idea what it's like in your area. Although those big mountains of western NC are calling to me every time I drive through them.:wink That's where I'd want to be hunting. And I was thinking about it last night when I couldn't sleep as usual, if you're hunting a small tract of land or a 300 acre lease, you could easily screw that up by in season scouting. I'm fortunate to be hunting 88,000 acres within 20 minutes of my house. The deer have a hard time getting away from you completely on a big tract. If I feel I've screwed something up, I've always got somewhere else to go. That's one great thing about PA, millions of acres of public land. We are blessed that way. Our governor is an idiot....but.........
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    LOL ... Packhorses don't need no stinkin' saddle ...
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  • DParker's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    DParker replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Nice! So you didn't even dismount from your horse before shooting him?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Are you talking about a saddle or one of the sticks?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Hope you get that other buck next year. :tu: Quick impression: You're finding much more, fresher and more concentrated sign and buck movement during your bow season than I am, and your buck travel routes are more predictable. This could be a function of any number of things. If NC hadn't screwed up the bow season years ago, I'd be more inclined to go looking for new public land from what I'm used to, with the idea that the grass is always greener somewhere else and that there are harder-to access areas out there for me to discover. I would also be hoping to find area deer dynamics that lend themselves to lots of scrapes and rubs. I am not sure we're not at the low end of the spectrum with regards to bucks' need to leave highly visible sign here in the eastern and middle part of the state.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    4 Days 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
    4 Days 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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