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Post by tTy on 2014-10-09, 01:02

Not searching for anything posted previous to this cuz, don't care. Fuck you guys. This is where I am going to post what happens when I go and try to kill a deer.

10/4/14: Went out and sat for 4 hours in the rain. Saw three coons, no deer, got soaked...... Went to the bar afterwards where my company was hosting a 52 tap take over with Mountain Town Brewery (formerly Mt. Pleasant Brewery in town). Came home and watched MSU beat Brasky

10/5/14: Went out and sat in the evening for 5 hours. Didn't see squat. It was still better than watching the Tigers lose.... I did, however, watch the Lions miss about eleventy field goals.

Stay tuned.... Hoping to get out tomorrow. I have 3 antlerless tags and a combo license to fill.

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-09, 06:31

10/1: Morning. 4 hours. Saw a spike.

10/1: Afternoon. 4 hours. Saw 3 does.

10/4: Morning. Wet and miserable. 3 hours. Saw one doe.

10/5: Afternoon. 4 hours. No deer. Had a bunch of turkeys at 60 yards.

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-09, 06:33

Oh, and a combo and 1 antlerless tag to fill so far.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2014-10-09, 06:54

Just came in from the stand, it was too damned dark to see anything. Must adjust hunting hours.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2014-10-09, 07:26

so basically you just sat around outside?

if that's "deer hunting", I went deer hunting last night on my deck.

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-09, 09:14

Robert J Sakimano wrote:so basically you just sat around outside?

if that's "deer hunting", I went deer hunting last night on my deck.


You're an idiot. Stay out of threads you don't have an interest in.

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Post by SpartanMikey on 2014-10-09, 09:44

LoneWolfSparty wrote:
Seriously... I knew when I opened this, there'd be some dumb ass remarks.

You're an idiot. Stay out of threads you don't have an interest in.
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Re: Swill Deer Hunting Thread.

Post by SpartanMikey on 2014-10-09, 09:46

I fucked that post all up... I'm stoned as hell, sorry.

Anyway, saw nothing but does each day. One nice bodied 7 point, but he was too far for a shot.
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Re: Swill Deer Hunting Thread.

Post by tTy on 2014-10-09, 09:56

Where are you guys all hunting?

I am in Grand Traverse, about 200 yards from the Benzie county line on private land, adjacent to state...

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2014-10-09, 10:09

LooseGoose wrote:Just came.
some folks really enjoy their hunting, eh? Shocked
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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-09, 11:42

tTy wrote:Where are you guys all hunting?

I am in Grand Traverse, about 200 yards from the Benzie county line on private land, adjacent to state...

Private land in Lapeer County.

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Post by tTy on 2014-10-09, 12:32

Confirmed: I will be sitting tonight at some point. cheers cheers cheers

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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2014-10-09, 12:35

I never brought in my treestand from last season, I hope those deer are used to it by now because they sure as fukc didn't like it last year.

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-09, 13:55

Jake from State Farm wrote:I never brought in my treestand from last season, I hope those deer are used to it by now because they sure as fukc didn't like it last year.

That because you smell hideous.

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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2014-10-09, 14:02

LoneWolfSparty wrote:

That because you smell hideous.

Maybe it's just my camo khakis.

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Post by Rocinante on 2014-10-09, 14:12

Do you guys think does and fawns taste better than bucks generally? Some times? Never?

I'm often torn on this. I get a good backstrap from a buck and I think it's the best tasting meat on the planet, but the other cuts from does and fawns just seem to generally have overall better texture and taste.

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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2014-10-09, 14:16

I let every single deer pass last year so how the heck would I know?

Just take care of the carcass after you kill it and it should all taste good. Get it cooled off as fast as you can.

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-09, 14:20

Rocinante wrote:Do you guys think does and fawns taste better than bucks generally? Some times? Never?

I'm often torn on this. I get a good backstrap from a buck and I think it's the best tasting meat on the planet, but the other cuts from does and fawns just seem to generally have overall better texture and taste.

Yes. The best is more tender too. The younger the doe, the better the meat. Not that old does and bucks aren't good, just not as good

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Post by AvgMSUJoe on 2014-10-09, 15:45

I'm taking my kid for the first time this year. Bro in Law has a farmer that let's him thin the heard. Usually limits out in the first hour or two. So hopefully this will be productive.
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Post by tTy on 2014-10-09, 22:10

Went and sat for two hours after I got out of work. Didin't see shit. I pulled the card on my camera for review because my crack pile was all ****ing hit up. Something is rocking that motherfucker, I just haven't been in the right place at the right time.

Still, it was a nice relaxing 2 hours of peace and quiet. That said, I can't wait to sever some cervid aorta and watch it run and bleed the fuck out.....

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Post by Big Ten Referee on 2014-10-09, 22:35

I'm going to attempt to deer hunt this year. I have enough private properties, but it seems like a lot of work. Going duck hunting on Saturday and after, I will scout a 40 acre property that I got permission to hunt over the phone last night. It's near Hopkins, MI. I just acquired a bow, but I've yet to shoot it.
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Post by tTy on 2014-10-09, 23:10

Big Ten Referee wrote:I'm going to attempt to deer hunt this year. I have enough private properties, but it seems like a lot of work. Going duck hunting on Saturday and after, I will scout a 40 acre property that I got permission to hunt over the phone last night. It's near Hopkins, MI. I just acquired a bow, but I've yet to shoot it.

Dude, figure out the bow before you go out there and wing something and can't find it. Should be able to hit a 6"X6" circle from 30 yards consistantly, give or take.... Don't go out there and fuck something up and not be able to find it.

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Post by xsanguine on 2014-10-10, 00:36

How long would it take for a city boy to become proficient enough with a firearm in order to fill his freezer with tasty doe meat?

And then, how long would it take for the same city boy to become proficient enough with a bow to do the same?

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-10, 06:33

xsanguine wrote:How long would it take for a city boy to become proficient enough with a firearm in order to fill his freezer with tasty doe meat?

And then, how long would it take for the same city boy to become proficient enough with a bow to do the same?

2 hours for firearm. 2 weeks for bow.

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Post by xsanguine on 2014-10-10, 06:58

Really? Suspect

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Post by SpartanGuard on 2014-10-10, 07:29

Ok, I'm confused--I thought deer hunting didn't start until Nov. 15? Or is that a different season (firearm vs. bow or something)? I am uneducated in this and would like to know; my only real exposure to deer hunting is "Escanaba in da Moonlight," which I love.

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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2014-10-10, 07:44

Bow season is open starting October 1st, runs to November 14th. Gun season opens on the 15th of November and runs to the end of the month. Bow season starts again December 1st and runs to the 1st or 2nd of January. There's also muzzleloader season thrown in there and late season anterless only gun hunting.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2014-10-10, 08:38

SpartanGuard wrote:Ok, I'm confused--I thought deer hunting didn't start until Nov. 15? Or is that a different season (firearm vs. bow or something)? I am uneducated in this and would like to know; my only real exposure to deer hunting is "Escanaba in da Moonlight," which I love.

We know it's deer season when the flatlanders in camo start pouring into the bars and the Sheriff puts all the Duvalls on house arrest.

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-10, 08:59

xsanguine wrote:Really? Suspect

Really. Archery is not something you just pick up and suddenly start shooting. You have to put time in. I would recommend starting shooting in the spring prior to bow season that fall. That's the least you can do for your prey.

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Post by xsanguine on 2014-10-10, 09:13

LoneWolfSparty wrote:

Really. Archery is not something you just pick up and suddenly start shooting. You have to put time in. I would recommend starting shooting in the spring prior to bow season that fall. That's the least you can do for your prey.

That's awesome. I haven't shot a gun since I was in boy scouts, and we just shot .22 rifles. I didn't realize you could learn to fire a gun that quickly, though. That's encouraging.

I figured a bow would take some time but two weeks doesn't sound bad at all. Obviously I'd want to get it down, like you said, start in the spring and do it regularly until game time.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2014-10-10, 09:36

xsanguine wrote:

That's awesome. I haven't shot a gun since I was in boy scouts, and we just shot .22 rifles. I didn't realize you could learn to fire a gun that quickly, though. That's encouraging.

I figured a bow would take some time but two weeks doesn't sound bad at all. Obviously I'd want to get it down, like you said, start in the spring and do it regularly until game time.

Start now and if you have a natural aptitude you might be confident enough for late bow season. 6 weeks of steady shooting will probably get you ready.

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Post by xsanguine on 2014-10-10, 09:40

LooseGoose wrote:

Start now and if you have a natural aptitude you might be confident enough for late bow season. 6 weeks of steady shooting will probably get you ready.

I live in NYC so I can't even own a water gun let alone a functional weapon.

I will be moving back to god's country in May, though... so it'll be on, then. I'll miss this season but next will be grand. Hoping to feed me and mine.

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-10, 22:06

Got in a stand (we have 12 blinds/stands scattered over 140 acres) for about an hour and 20 minutes tonight. Saw 9 deer total, including two small bucks. Never had a shooter doe in arrow range, but at least I was seeing them.

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Post by xsanguine on 2014-10-11, 00:40

When I do move back I'll be in shotgun territory... what would be a reasonable range to expect to be able to hit in my first season? Assuming I'm practicing throughout the summer.

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Post by GirbaudJeans on 2014-10-11, 00:59

xsanguine wrote:

That's awesome. I haven't shot a gun since I was in boy scouts, and we just shot .22 rifles. I didn't realize you could learn to fire a gun that quickly, though. That's encouraging.

I figured a bow would take some time but two weeks doesn't sound bad at all. Obviously I'd want to get it down, like you said, start in the spring and do it regularly until game time.

I went deer hunting for the first time last year. I was shooting a 308 and my first shot about 150 to 175 yards away I killed a buck. My second shot about 45 min later I got a doe. It's pretty hard to miss. Little to no skill involved.
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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2014-10-11, 07:46

xsanguine wrote:When I do move back I'll be in shotgun territory... what would be a reasonable range to expect to be able to hit in my first season? Assuming I'm practicing throughout the summer.

100 yards with a decent scope.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2014-10-11, 08:33

LoneWolfSparty wrote:

100 yards with a decent scope.

And that's pushing it with a shotgun.

Better to work for a shot 50-75 yards.

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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2014-10-11, 08:52

LooseGoose wrote:

And that's pushing it with a shotgun.

Better to work for a shot 50-75 yards.

With some of the sabots they have out now 100+ yards isn't out of the question.

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Post by CheesySpartan on 2014-10-11, 09:40

Shooting deer with a gun is ridiculously easy. Use a bow

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Post by LooseGoose on 2014-10-11, 10:46

CheesySpartan wrote:Shooting deer with a gun is ridiculously easy. Use a bow

I moved to a knife years ago to keep things challenging.

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