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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by power napper View Post
    Archery season lasts six weeks in Pa. On October 10 I only was able to hunt approximately ten minutes.
    I walked up to my deer stand (less than 300 yards away) and used a whisk broom to sweep the leaves off the carpeted floor.
    Sat down in my resin chair and put my crossbow on my lap, looked and there came a buck, walked up to closer than twenty yards, eight points and it tastes good.
    Shortest deer hunt in my life.
    Wow, that's great.

    Glad to hear everyone seems to be having a good season. They are still moving a little slow here, probably due to the weather, but there's still about six weeks to go, if you include the late season that some counties have for anterless.

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    Nice buck, how many points?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peggjam View Post
    Nice buck, how many points?
    I'm not entirely sure how to count them. There are 11 points that are at least 3" or longer. Then there are around 3 points that I'm not sure if they count or not.
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    So best case= 14pt, worst case= 11pt. That's still a mighty dandy buck ya got there Dan. You should be proud of that one. We don't get many like that around here.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

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    Well, we just finished butchering and packing our first deer for the year here. She was a beautiful one. Looked a little "lanky" but had alot of meat for her size. The taste test is tonight

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    We just packed our ninth and tenth deer of the season today. Only one or two more and we will have a year's supply.

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    Went up to Wyoming this year and chased the Wapiti. Killed a six pt bull and a cow. Shot 40 yards apart. What a brutal adventure. Need to be in better shape next year. It was a good year, we saw about 320 head.
    Don,t hunt here in OK, not enough public land. They have these hunt clubs like in GA, it sucks to have to rent land to hunt on.
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    Bucks are easy to come by here. Trouble is that North Dakota wants desperately to get the doe numbers down so antlered deer tags are by lottery.

    We got 2 each 5 x 5's and 1 each 3 x 3. All had nice sized bodies.

    I have 4 doe tags to fill, passed on lots of smaller does.

    IMO good sized does (150#) are lots harder to come by (and hunt) than bucks. Bucks get too stupid when the hormones kick in.

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    Thats a dandy buck Dan!! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Bucks get too stupid when the hormones kick in.
    And they taste pretty nasty too

    Does here in this part of Texas probably average 120-140 pounds (that's just a guess on my part), and the further South you go in Texas, the smaller the deer seem to be, but it's amazing how much meat you get off them.

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    There's one at the local butcher with my name on it, and I never had to leave the house

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    I ask the checking station when I was checking my deer the first day of gun season Monday. They said the kill count was up from the past few years. Since I had filled one license I was more willing to explore Tuesday. I followed several old rut trails and only found a little activity. It appears that the rut is just starting here. Our season always starts Thanksgiving week and this year the calendar threw Thanksgiving forward a week.

    [SIZE="5"]Watch out for deer ticks[/SIZE]. With the warm weather they are still active. Last night I was skinning my deer that I got Monday. When I came in I had one attached to me. Now I have to watch for Lymes Disease symptoms
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Williamson View Post
    I'm not entirely sure how to count them. There are 11 points that are at least 3" or longer. Then there are around 3 points that I'm not sure if they count or not.
    We always say if a ring will hang on it it is countable.

    Nice Buck. Have you had it measured?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc in wv View Post
    [SIZE="5"]Watch out for deer ticks[/SIZE]. With the warm weather they are still active. Last night I was skinning my deer that I got Monday. When I came in I had one attached to me. Now I have to watch for Lymes Disease symptoms
    Went through that this spring, I think if it was on you for less than 12 hrs. it's pretty low risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc in wv View Post
    We always say if a ring will hang on it it is countable.
    Someone told me years back that a dollar bill folded in half was the official length to decide if a spiker qualified as antlerless. About 3".

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    Here is an on-line scoring guide for you.

    http://www.boone-crockett.org/bgReco...area=bgRecords
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    [SIZE=5]>>Watch out for deer ticks[/SIZE]. With the warm weather they are still active.

    Isn't that the truth. Right after I shot my buck I was driving it to the check-in station and noticed a tick crawling on the console in my truck. No doubt it had come off the deer I had just field dressed. I saw a couple on the deer but none crawling. Fortunately, it didn't get me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc in wv View Post
    We always say if a ring will hang on it it is countable.

    Nice Buck. Have you had it measured?
    Yeah I've heard the ring thing. I've also heard 1" from the saddle of the point to the tip of it.

    I'll have to check out BB's guide.

    No I haven't had it scored but I probably will.
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    I'm up to five, 3 doe and 2 small bucks, (thought they were doe). Now if I could just bag bear like this, i'd be all set.
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