2017 Deer Contest Discussion

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting Contest' started by redsquirrel, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Root

    Root Active Member

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    The dumb luck guys don't get me. It's the guy that strolls around the woods and walks past me after I spent the time and effort to get there.
     
  2. MCDM

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    Eh its the nature of things. I passed close to 60 deer, shot a buck and a doe, lost two to yotes. Hit a branch on a 3 year now chase on a buck of a lifetime. Sleep in one day and he is in front of my cam for 45 minutes milling around 7 yards from my setup!! Then go to work and have to hear about this guy and his buddy shooting 7 deer from the ground. Like I said its the nature of things and think that as time goes on i will learn and develop more of my game to where i will be satisfied.
     
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  3. IkemanTX

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    Had a death in the family on Monday and needed to clear my head, so the wife let me do an evening sit on the family farm. I haven’t hunted or pulled cards in probably 5 weeks. Too bad I didn’t come out yesterday instead. I pulled a card and the buck I call freak not only made it through gun season, but was at the feeder at 11:03 am YESTERDAY.

    So nice to see he made it. You can’t tell from this pic, but he is impressive. The buck to the left is a 9 that is older, but if they come in together the freak is dead. His rack is just ridiculously unique.
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  4. DaveT1963

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    add 5 points to our team - killed second deer last weekend. Posted pics on separate thread. Next year I would really like to be on a different team then myself - last two years I suck!
     
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  5. Ontariofarmer

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    You did better than I did and G2.
    G2, Dave T and Ontario on a team. Things can only get better or worse we could all get skunked.
    I got one doe and messed up on several buck opportunities.

    It is actually encouraging to newer hunters when guys like Dave T, John E, Dan I and G2 all don't get their deer. I have not been skunked in a few years but I know it is a possibility. I appreciate humility and honesty because it encourages us to keep at it when we lesser hunters fail.I guess that is why we call it hunting and not killing deer.
    The deer like to win more than we do.
     
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  6. valerio024

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    Team #7! I put my 2nd saddle doe of year on the ground, so that's five more points for us!
     
  7. Jefferson10940

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    Congrats! We need all the points we can get!


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  8. IkemanTX

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    Well, I went into the year with crazy high hopes.
    I ended up hunting half as much as I thought I would be able to, and then wasted most of what I did Hunt by focusing on one deer that I didn’t have access to enough of his range to really effectively hunt him.
    3 years in a row I could have had a decent deer if it wasn’t for antler restrictions, so I will focus more on Oklahoma next year. No antler restrictions there.

    I am super pumped for all the prep work and planning over the next several months.

    Is it October yet.....?


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  9. donnieballgame

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    NICE!!!
     
  10. DaveT1963

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    well guys I sat in 26 degree with 20 mph north winds for 6 hours yesterday - sorry didn't help the team much - only shot 3 does this year.
     
  11. MCDM

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    Remember everyone that you got out and participated in this awesome and fun contest. I am thrilled to see so many guys out there hunting and enjoying gods creations. Wether you win the contest or don’t win we all win because we all in my opinion have learned something new and had a chance to experience and see what so many do not. Happy hunting and everyone be safe!!
     

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