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2019 Deer Contest Team 6 Discussion

DaWiz9578

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Team 6

@MCDM
@jbrow340
@valerio024
@blt348
@dpierce72
@Mengle
@huck72412
@d_rek
@kelly.jayp
@Silentoutdoors
@floathunter3
@Swampman
@MathewsShooter7

Looks like this is team 6!

Just an introduction, I'm out of michigan, first year in a saddle, first year in the contest, first year I've saved some vacation to hit the woods outside of gun season, probably be 80% public unless I get the right conditions to hunt my back woods. Sitting in a kestrel with WE knaider swaider. Fair warning I will be doing some still hunting while getting to know all the pockets of the public but I'll get up in the saddle whenever I can. On public I plan to access with 16' canoe to get to some remote areas.

Good luck to everyone. Look forward to watching it unfold.

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Silentoutdoors

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2nd year in a saddle just hoping my saddle shows up before season if not I’ll have to be in a climber or hang on till it shows up. Unless a team member had an extra size 2 saddle to send me :). I’ll be hunting 98% of the time on public land in Alabama.


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kelly.jayp

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I will take our odds with this group. After all we have the Atlanta suburb serial killer. I’m hunting a 300 acre lease in VA and season starts Oct 5th. I live in NC and season here opened already but I don’t hunt here really. I have spent all offseason renovating a camper to park in VA vs prepping but hopefully I’m taking pics of my deer with the camper in the background too LOL. Lots of deer there - and I have some decent vaca time left. Good shooting everyone


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MCDM

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Whats going on team 6!!! Lets get this done lol!! Im from Connecticut my season started today. This marks my 10th season in a saddle and 6th as a sole saddle hunter. I wish you all well and safe happy adventures this year. Lets let the games begin!! Go team 6!!!
 

jbrow340

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Good luck team 6, I'm in Ohio hunt allot on public,but do have a couple small farmers here around the house to hit after work. Been saddle hunting quit a few years.
 

MathewsShooter7

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Whats up guys!!! I cant wait to get this party started. My first hunt will be the Ohio opener on the 28th. This will be my first season in the saddle and I will be hunting a mix of private and public in my home state of PA and Ohio this year. Unfortunately, i did not draw my Kansas tag but i got a point for next year!

I see we got @huck72412!!!.... we better put up, so he can keep his crown! Shoot Straight boys!!!
 

d_rek

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Back for my 4th or 5th saddlehunter Deer contest. Hoping to make it 4th year in a row with a deer from the saddle. Just found out I lost access to some decent private by me so will be a public land warrior for the most part this year, which means the saddle it’s getting a workout.

Glad to see another Michigander on the team (no offense to anyone else, except that maybe to the Ohio guys LOL... j/k). I hunt St Clair County and am hoping to take my first public land deer and also a deer off my newly minted food plot behind the house on my 4 acres.


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blt348

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Team 6, we are officially on the board with a Wisconsin opening morning doe harvest.

. I’m on the left and my brother on the right on our family farm in central Wisconsin.

Another Michigander resident here. This is my 11th season out of a saddle and first year in the contest. As previously mentioned I hunt Wisconsin as well as Michigan (southwest). This should be another fun and productive year out of the saddle. Can’t wait to start hearing/seeing the success stories from the rest of you crazy people that hang from a tree with a rope.... Fuel the #bowhunting fever


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DaWiz9578

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Team 6, we are officially on the board with a Wisconsin opening morning doe harvest.

. I’m on the left and my brother on the right on our family farm in central Wisconsin.

Another Michigander resident here. This is my 11th season out of a saddle and first year in the contest. As previously mentioned I hunt Wisconsin as well as Michigan (southwest). This should be another fun and productive year out of the saddle. Can’t wait to start hearing/seeing the success stories from the rest of you crazy people that hang from a tree with a rope.... Fuel the #bowhunting fever


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Well done sir. Way to get it started!

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MathewsShooter7

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Team 6, we are officially on the board with a Wisconsin opening morning doe harvest.

. I’m on the left and my brother on the right on our family farm in central Wisconsin.

Another Michigander resident here. This is my 11th season out of a saddle and first year in the contest. As previously mentioned I hunt Wisconsin as well as Michigan (southwest). This should be another fun and productive year out of the saddle. Can’t wait to start hearing/seeing the success stories from the rest of you crazy people that hang from a tree with a rope.... Fuel the #bowhunting fever


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Way to break the ice...Congrats!! Man, I cant wait to get going!
 

MCDM

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Team 6, we are officially on the board with a Wisconsin opening morning doe harvest.

. I’m on the left and my brother on the right on our family farm in central Wisconsin.

Another Michigander resident here. This is my 11th season out of a saddle and first year in the contest. As previously mentioned I hunt Wisconsin as well as Michigan (southwest). This should be another fun and productive year out of the saddle. Can’t wait to start hearing/seeing the success stories from the rest of you crazy people that hang from a tree with a rope.... Fuel the #bowhunting fever


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Way to go man congratulations.
 

floathunter3

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Congrats on the doe! This is my third year hunting from a saddle. I'm also from Michigan - NW lower peninsula. I hunt about 50% public, 50% private. Looking forward to the season!
 

DaWiz9578

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Took a climb today, trying to do it at least 2-3 times a week up down and 5 arrows in the target. 2 weeks left until michigan kicks off. Tried cain method as I feel like my knaider swaidering is a little clunky.

Fyi I was aiming for top center of the target, center is kind of blown out.

Stay sharp guys!


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dpierce72

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Long time Lone Wolf guy and short time saddle hunter. Can't wait to watch our tally. I primarily hunt public, but have a large 1k acre private area as well (lower quality deer than the river bottoms here). Hunts planned for sure in AR/KY and up in the air on MO, LA, TX. Should get a lot of sits in this season!
 

Swampman

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I hunt only public land in Minnesota. I almost always hunt the wet stuff and have been hunting out of a saddle since 2003. The Minnesota season started this past Saturday. I was only able to get a short sit in opening morning before I had to leave for a work conference. I won't get out again for a week or so but plan on taking a bunch of vacation so I can rack some points up for team 6.
 

MathewsShooter7

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Team 6, we are officially on the board with a Wisconsin opening morning doe harvest.

. I’m on the left and my brother on the right on our family farm in central Wisconsin.

Another Michigander resident here. This is my 11th season out of a saddle and first year in the contest. As previously mentioned I hunt Wisconsin as well as Michigan (southwest). This should be another fun and productive year out of the saddle. Can’t wait to start hearing/seeing the success stories from the rest of you crazy people that hang from a tree with a rope.... Fuel the #bowhunting fever


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I wanted to say that is really cool that you guys have a century farm! We have one in our family, which we were told was the oldest continuous working farm in Cumberland Co. PA.
 

blt348

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We are in the 5th generation of that farm which is pretty cool and holds a special place in our hearts! Sounds like your farm is in the same boat for your family


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blt348

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Here is the action cam clip from my doe harvest. I shot her at 20 yards from a mantis saddle on the Predator platform directly behind where I was tethered in.

https://youtu.be/P_GlR9IUwqA

First of many videos to come as I’ll be building some content #bowhunting fever on YouTube and Instagram throughout the season.


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