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2019 team 12

Matki15

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Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
199
Location
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Shot a decent 7 last night and it would’ve been my first bow buck. Unfortunately, based on the arrow it looked like a only hit one lung. Called in the dogs and tracked it 5.7 miles but never found him. At least he’s still alive
 

Pooh

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SH Member
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Feb 26, 2019
Messages
140
We’re hanging in there for a bunch of “rookies”
Last I looked we were still 4th. Not bad at all. Especially with a few guys that just had seasons start. With what seemed like 10 birthday parties completed, I'll get back at it myself
 

Gator

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May 20, 2019
Messages
341
Location
Virginia
Couple of small does asking for it last night.






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coosa1

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Aug 6, 2019
Messages
68
Location
AL
I've got my first special opportunity draw hunt starting Thursday afternoon. Hopefully I'll get us some points on the board this weekend!
 

No_Guarantees

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Joined
Apr 11, 2019
Messages
77
Location
Oklahoma
Hey guys, It seems that bucks have begun to chase here. I have yet to see much sign in terms of scrapes and I feel this is abnormal. Is anyone else seeing an absence of scrapes or are my deer keeping me guessing? I've found beds, food, water, countless rubs, and heavily used trails... no scrapes.
 

Gator

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May 20, 2019
Messages
341
Location
Virginia
Hey guys, It seems that bucks have begun to chase here. I have yet to see much sign in terms of scrapes and I feel this is abnormal. Is anyone else seeing an absence of scrapes or are my deer keeping me guessing? I've found beds, food, water, countless rubs, and heavily used trails... no scrapes.
I haven't seen a ton of scrapes but I haven't been hunting hard yet. I did hang a cam this past weekend on a fresh scrape though.
 

Matki15

Active Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
199
Location
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Hey guys, It seems that bucks have begun to chase here. I have yet to see much sign in terms of scrapes and I feel this is abnormal. Is anyone else seeing an absence of scrapes or are my deer keeping me guessing? I've found beds, food, water, countless rubs, and heavily used trails... no scrapes.
Our rut doesn’t start until around Christmas but I have seen a couple scrapes. I’m assuming they are just community scrapes though
 

No_Guarantees

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Joined
Apr 11, 2019
Messages
77
Location
Oklahoma
@Gator @Matki15 , maybe things will have changed throughout the week. Normally I am able to find a few active scrapes at the least but not a single open scrape this year so far. Even a community scrape is void of photos after 2 weeks on camera.
 

Matki15

Active Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
199
Location
Denham Springs, Louisiana
@Gator @Matki15 , maybe things will have changed throughout the week. Normally I am able to find a few active scrapes at the least but not a single open scrape this year so far. Even a community scrape is void of photos after 2 weeks on camera.
I’ll be honest, if I’m not seeing a lot of scrapes I don’t let it bother me. I’ll just find where the does are bedded and eventually those bucks are going to be checking those areas
 

coosa1

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Aug 6, 2019
Messages
68
Location
AL
No scraping going on here yet but our deer don't rut until late Jan/ early Feb
 

No_Guarantees

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Joined
Apr 11, 2019
Messages
77
Location
Oklahoma
Hoping to put a slick head on the ground Friday evening and make aggressive moves on a big buck Saturday. I feel as though their movement patterns are about to tighten down.
 

coosa1

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Joined
Aug 6, 2019
Messages
68
Location
AL
Well guys I screwed up this weekend. I went down for that SOA hunt Friday through today and saw probably 30 deer all weekend. Never could get a shot on any of the does. Then I stuck an absolute giant this morning and messed up and hit him in the shoulder blade. Might have gotten two inches of penetration and that was it. No buck, no blood, no arrow. I’m sick.
 

coosa1

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Aug 6, 2019
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68
Location
AL
That buck was also the first deer I’ve ever shot from my saddle. I just wish I could have hit him better and recovered him.
 

Matki15

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Jun 20, 2019
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199
Location
Denham Springs, Louisiana
That buck was also the first deer I’ve ever shot from my saddle. I just wish I could have hit him better and recovered him.
Sorry to hear that, I was in that situation last week. Shot a solid 7 point and the shot looked great. Got some blood dogs on him and ended up tracking him 5.7 miles. I assume I just clipped the top of one lung and missed the other
 

Pooh

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Feb 26, 2019
Messages
140
I have a confession to make guys. I shot and recovered a doe tonight. before taking up the blood trail I went back to the truck to swap packs (1.4 mile walk one way) and meet a buddy who owed me a favor. got to the deer and realized my saddle was in my hunting pack. pics were taken with no saddle, and points may not be given for it. sorry fellas. I'll still enter a pic, see what happens.
 
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