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by wabi
Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:58 pm
Forum: Current Forum Archives
Topic: Buck fever to the max
Replies: 4
Views: 2441

His name isn't Tom is it? If it is I might know him. Shoots at the whole deer as soon as he sees it, and rarely hits it. He withstands the kidding well, though. I missed the best one, but was told about it later (but not by him). He finally got one, a very small doe. Took it in to the check station,...
by wabi
Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:48 pm
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Topic: Tips that may help us all ..
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

The most obvious tip that comes to mind as I try to type impeded by the loss in movement of my crooked little finger on my left hand is - Never get your finger in the path of a crossbow string :!: :oops: For newcomers to the forum, yup, I did! 6 stitches and 2 broken bones.
wabi
by wabi
Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:40 pm
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Topic: Wind! ( NOT THAT KIND )
Replies: 10
Views: 4811

Deer tend to stay in very thick cover and bed when it's windy. They loose two of their main defenses, hearing & smell. As for the full moon, it's been my experience they switch to nocturnal movement. Of course the rut or a strong weather front may change their schedule, but normally it's more produc...
by wabi
Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:27 pm
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Topic: Small Buck
Replies: 25
Views: 9871

Congratulations!
Nice picture of a big red X in a box, huh Woody! I can't get to it by the link either, get a not authorized message.
Anyway, sounds like a good hunt, and a good job of recovery. Give the dog a treat, and a bite or two of the meat.
wabi
by wabi
Sun Oct 27, 2002 11:06 am
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Topic: tree climbers
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Thanks for the advice, I ordered a set from Cabela's and will give them a try. I didn't mention it, but I do have a little experience climbing, from working as an electrician for a while. I have climbed a few poles, and soon learned to let the spikes dig-in, trust the belt, and DO NOT climb rotten p...
by wabi
Sun Oct 27, 2002 10:41 am
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Topic: Love to Hunt.
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

It's great to have a dad, or some family member to share the hunt with, and to share advice with, but if you love to hunt, you'll find a way to be successful. I hunted with my dad for years, but he was a firearms only hunter and I fell in love with a different mistress - archery! A whole new game! B...
by wabi
Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:49 pm
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Topic: deer moving tonight
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Views: 1093

deer moving tonight

The deer were really moving around this evening here in southern Ohio. Saw several today. One nice buck, but didn't get a real good look at him. One average body - below average antlered buck within 20 yards of my stand. The only good shot he presented was at just over 30 yards, but I let him pass. ...
by wabi
Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:33 pm
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Topic: Blood trails
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

Oh, I forgot to mention that even if I see it go down I still go to where I shot it and trail it. Never hurts to get more practice! And I like to look for more than blood. Footprints, crumpled grass, disturbed leaves, all are signs to learn and remember, they may be all you get on one someday.
wabi
by wabi
Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:28 pm
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Topic: Blood trails
Replies: 8
Views: 2690

I don't know. It just seems like they don't bleed much sometimes. I put an arrow through one once that left an exit wound you could stick your fist in. It bled very little and when I recovered it I saw why. The internal organs were plugging the hole, almost coming through. When I opened it to gut it...
by wabi
Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:17 pm
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Topic: tree climbers
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

tree climbers

Anyone have any experience with the tree climbing spikes that you strap on your boots? I'm thinking of buying a set. They look like they should be better than steps, and handy to carry. And it would make the tree stand thieves work harder if they couldn't climb right up. The ones I'm looking at can ...
by wabi
Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:04 pm
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Topic: Last Year, This Year
Replies: 4
Views: 2314

Looks like he might be the same buck. I'd let him grow (for a few more hours or days). I'd sure hang a tag on him if I had the chance.
wabi
by wabi
Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:16 am
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Topic: Skinning a deer
Replies: 8
Views: 3530

the air volume is pretty low on the 12V pumps, but they might work. we were using a large volume pump with a 60 gal tank. if you give it a try and it works be sure to let us know. I'd think once the hide is seperated from the carcass you could gut it and transport it without removing the hide to pro...
by wabi
Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:10 am
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Topic: Self Butchery
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

The batch I'm nibbling on now was marinated in barbeque suace, hickory smoke, salt, & black pepper. I'm usually creative and use whatever sounds good at the moment and is available. Sometimes I like to add hot spices, sometimes just basic old salt & pepper with a touch of onion or garlic. I also lik...
by wabi
Fri Oct 25, 2002 10:49 am
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Topic: Skinning a deer
Replies: 8
Views: 3530

Slickest method I ever saw was used on a road-kill that hadn't been gutted (no holes in the hide). Cut a small slit, stick in an air nozzle, and inflate. With 125# pressure it looked like a huge ball with legs and a head. Of course this method is useless to hunters who must gut the deer in the field...
by wabi
Fri Oct 25, 2002 10:43 am
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Topic: Self Butchery
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Ned, First you have to kill a deer (sorry, couldn’t resist). Now, down to serious conversation. A good job of field dressing is needed if you want good venison. There are a lot of websites that tell you how, but you probably already know, so I won’t go into detail here. When you get the ...