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2019 Opener Eve

Post by Bcxbow » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 pm

Tomorrow is opening day for archery here in Georgia and like so many times before I have high expectations and can’t stop checking and double checking my equipment. It was 93°F here today but we have a cold front (Haha) coming thru and will have a low of 69° in the morning with a high of 83° in the afternoon :wtf:. I know it’s too hot but I can’t help it, it’s in my blood and I haven’t missed an opener since 1975 (unless I was out of country). I probably won’t even look thru the scope much less squeeze the trigger unless something extraordinary presents itself or other special circumstances. Still knowing I most likely won’t take a shot I am excited with anticipation just like so many years before and will enjoy to the fullest one more opener in the stand.

Good luck this season everyone :thumbup:
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by georgiaboy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:36 pm

I’m in South Georgia and it was 95 degrees here today :crazy:
Like you I will be hunting tomorrow, sweating cussing and swatting skeeters and having the time of my life :lol:
Good luck :thumbup:
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by janesy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:51 pm

Bcxbow wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Tomorrow is opening day for archery here in Georgia and like so many times before I have high expectations and can’t stop checking and double checking my equipment. It was 93°F here today but we have a cold front (Haha) coming thru and will have a low of 69° in the morning with a high of 83° in the afternoon :wtf:. I know it’s too hot but I can’t help it, it’s in my blood and I haven’t missed an opener since 1975 (unless I was out of country). I probably won’t even look thru the scope much less squeeze the trigger unless something extraordinary presents itself or other special circumstances. Still knowing I most likely won’t take a shot I am excited with anticipation just like so many years before and will enjoy to the fullest one more opener in the stand.

Good luck this season everyone :thumbup:
Best of luck Billy! Will be anxiously awaiting the story tomorrow. :thumbup:
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by janesy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:51 pm

georgiaboy wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:36 pm
I’m in South Georgia and it was 95 degrees here today :crazy:
Like you I will be hunting tomorrow, sweating cussing and swatting skeeters and having the time of my life :lol:
Good luck :thumbup:
Good luck GB!
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by xcaliber » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:53 pm

Good luck to my Southern Neighbors! Hope the slight dip in temperature is enough to get the big boys moving!
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by Carnivorous » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:59 pm

Good luck!

Season opens here óct 01st.

Today I did my annual farmer visit. Permission secured for another season. I gave them a bottle of wine this year an thanked them for allowing me to hunt on their land... ;)

Moved one stand to a promising funnel. :)
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by longbow joe » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:54 pm

Good luck . Every day hunting is awesome hot cold dont matter!
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by Cardinalsfanforever » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:04 pm

opens Oct.1st here. walked 2.7 miles today tho, along fields and checked stands behind sons house. checked treehouse too. make notes about what is needed for stands. hi 80's here today. need to redo seats on ladder stands. touched up paint last year. Got sling off earlier this week. shot micro some, just can't get it satisfactory. gotta get my ground blind fixed. broke some poles last winter. lotsa luck to our southern friends.
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by Hester0305 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:41 pm

Good luck to ya'll I'm going rain or shine tomorrow, hope someone gets a big one or some great table fare
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by vixenmaster » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:23 am

Too hot here also i mean terrible fer huntin. So a friend invites me n the Mrs. n furbabies up to their spare cabin to hunt this Sunday n all season if'en we want to be there in the ac. Him n his wife said bring the meat grinder were goin to kill some tick toters out of their big garden as they come up from the pond. We are loadin up this mornin. Awshucks jus may see some action in the mornin
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by Doe Master » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:49 am

Good luck to our Southern friends .
Also I hope Awshucks gets to speak again . :)
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by Bcxbow » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:45 am

It was 73° and very humid with zero wind when I got it my stand this morning and I didn’t have to wait long for my blood to get pumping. Fifteen minutes after sunrise two doe and two fawn meandered onto the plot followed by a third doe And then a 1 1/2yr old cow horn spike. They all hung around between 25-45yds out for about 25 minutes before they eased off. Turkey hens and poults showed up about an hour later and stayed 20 minutes before heading out.

There is not a fall season for turkey in Georgia and even in the spring only gobblers are permitted. I had no interest in harvesting any of the deer that visited this morning but I sure was reminded why we enjoy the thrill. Definitely a successful hunt in my book.
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by georgiaboy » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:01 pm

My hunting buddy harvested a nice spike this morning for the freezer. :D
You find out quickly how old fat and out of shape you are by dragging a deer in this heat :shock:
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by Bcxbow » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:16 pm

georgiaboy wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:01 pm
My hunting buddy harvested a nice spike this morning for the freezer. :D
You find out quickly how old fat and out of shape you are by dragging a deer in this heat :shock:
:lol: :thumbup:
Congrats to your buddy
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Re: 2019 Opener Eve

Post by robertyb » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:01 pm

I went out this morning in 73 degree heat and was sweating bad by the time I climbed a tree. I only saw two squirrels for my effort. It is way to hot for deer hunting.
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