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Recent content by slonstdy

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    Need some new Binoculars, what do you like?

    Haha, you nailed it! Never had an issue with the eyepieces until my vision declined. Now they're a PITA and the reason I'm thinking of getting something new.
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    Need some new Binoculars, what do you like?

    I've have a pair of Steiner Nighthunter 8x30 binoculars which I feel work great in low light conditions. Would a set of 8x42 be a big step up over the 8x30 during daytime use or would the difference in size only be noticed in near dark conditions? The Steiner weigh in at 21 ounces which I...
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    Team 8 Thread

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Unfortunately I'm at work tonight and tomorrow night so it'll be leftover turkey for me. And that's if there's anything left after my sons get at that bird, lol. I did have a nice 8 point sneak in on me last week. Of course he was nose to the ground and on a mission...
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    Team 8 Thread

    Scouted a few areas today and found lots of sign but not worth hunting. Got myself in a river bottom now which has good cover and plenty of acorns.
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    Public land etiquette

    Let someone admit to messing with my cameras and his stand will have a date with my angle grinder. As far finding stands in the woods, I have yet to see one placed in a good location. I think most are placed by how far the owner can carry them.
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    Team 8 Thread

    Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been on in awhile. Between covering shifts for a sick co-worker and being involved with a major project, work is sucking the life out of me. And they wonder why I want to retire early! I've been getting after it in whatever free time I have though, bouncing around and...
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    2022 Contest Submission Thread

    5 points for Team 8
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    Team 8 Thread

    You guys aren't the only ones who haven't seen any deer while hunting. Spoke with a few buddies who agree that they have all but disappeared from their usual areas. Well I did have a 4 pt walk up a hill to within 20 yards of me while I was scouting a new property. I was squatting on the ground...
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    Team 8 Thread

    Afternoon hang in my old honey hole. Only up about 16' but I'm in good cover being surrounded by branches. It's the lowest I've been all season, lol
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    Let's talk liver shot deer

    Nothing to do with sleep or work that's for sure, lol. When I went to get the fillets they had the odor of guts/body cavity because they were marinating in there too long. I've had shots that have punctured the stomach on steep quartering angles that I was able to recover the deer quickly and...
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    Let's talk liver shot deer

    I dropped a doe on Friday night when I got home from work which has me questioning the accepted practice of waiting 6 - 8 hours before attempting to recover a liver hit deer. There were three of them calmly feeding in my backyard food plot which is the first time they've been in there during...
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    Team 8 Thread

    Last season my quiver slid off my bow during the hoist up on three successive hunts! Ditched that pos Quikee and went back to my Fuse, problem solved. Good luck out there today.
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    How hi can I get with stiks

    Not as high as one sticking...
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    Team 8 Thread

    No luck today. Chilly morning that warmed up to almost 70*. Nice day to be outdoors but not the right weather for deer to be on their feet. I'm back to work on Thursday so tomorrow's my last day to get out and make it happen.
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    Team 8 Thread

    I feel like this year is going to be a grind for me unfortunately. With my productive areas showing no sign of deer activity and three of my trailcams picking up more 2 legged predators than ever, it has the makings of a long frustrating season. And to top it off I haven't seen a deer in all of...
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