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HawgEnvy
10-20-2011, 05:22 PM
apparently it pays to just walk into the woods and stand in a clump of trees blending in. I went to the woods about 5:10pm and stood in a clump of trees. Screwed in my hanger,hung my bow and leaned against a tree. 40min later a fawn w/o spots pops out of the creekbottom thicket and walks within 12yds of me w/o seeing me. I looked back and mamma was headed my way on the same path. I lifted the bow to draw and she saw me. She took a few leaps to catch up to baby and I came to full draw and anchored by the time she stopped. both stood in a clearing,mamma checking for danger,with my pin nestle in the crease of her left shoulder. I released cleanly,but mamma tried to duck the arrow at the shot. But she wasn't quite fast enough. The arrow penetrated her shoulder and deflected into the bottom of her spine,dropping her in her tracks 15yds away. I had to put another arrow in her,which I couldn't find(insert swear words here),but I'll look again tomorrow. I'll post pics after I get out of the woods tomorrow. My second public land deer this year. So find an area the deer are feeding in and just stand there looking like a tree. It works. And being eye level and that close to an animal,really racks your nerves. Man,I LOVE BOWHUNTING!

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-20-2011, 05:26 PM
Great job Hawg, Now where is all the deer steaks for your buddies?





Hutch:cool:

HawgEnvy
10-20-2011, 06:02 PM
you gotta get Brad to take some of your load off so you can show me how effective those F15's are.

Double S
10-20-2011, 06:45 PM
A big Congrats hawg!. Nothing beat hunting from the ground!..........
















I'm scared to be up in a tree stand. :o;)

gravedigger
10-20-2011, 07:28 PM
thats how i like to diy.get in the woods and blend,move slow,track and hope for a shot.

nice shooting slick

Arrow Splitter
10-21-2011, 05:12 AM
I'm scared to be up in a tree stand. :o;) 16ft. off the ground is nice.:cool::D Congrats on the deer Hawg!

justin
10-21-2011, 06:16 AM
My first 4 deer were off the ground! Its a blast! I do have a stand up this year though, about 8 foot up. Lots of side and back cover keep the deer oblivious. Im going back to the ground this weekend though i think, or hanging another stand.

HawgEnvy
10-21-2011, 06:28 AM
thanks for the congrats,guys. 16ft is a nice happy medium for a treestand. i'm skeered,too. not nearly as bad as i used to be. more nervous about heights than scared.

i went to another spot this morning. i wish the wind would've been right.between 7:15-8am i saw 5 PIG FAT does and 2 bucks trying to corner them. it was to thick to get a point count on them but they weren't anything spectacular. nothing im shooting tthis close to the rut. once they got out of sight,i backed out before my cover was blown.

soon as i finish this tasty treat,im headed back out. fresh tenderloing cut in chuncks,fried in butter with ONIONS and a light seasoning,wrapped in a totilla shell then fried some more. HEAVENLY!

Double S
10-21-2011, 06:52 AM
I was just kidding about being scared :p.......I BROWN my Trousers when my feet leave mother earth:eek:. Just kidding. Because of my Permanent Disability, I try to stay away from possibly injuring my back again. The Doctor states I could become paralyzed. I was Temporarily paralyzed on my right side for a short time before so I stay on the ground. I've never been in a tree stand plus there's not too many tree's where I hunt. Nothing beats a Big Buck rushing in to confront your Rattles and Calls. Thumbs up. It's a thrill. Even if I wore a Tree stand safety harness...just the snap of the harness If I slip a little could snap my back.

HawgEnvy
10-21-2011, 07:41 AM
i gotcha there. my back isn't in such good shape either. there's so much more of an adrenelin rush at eye level. the added difficulty makes it that much more rewarding. especially on public land where it isn't easy hunting anyway. ya know?

Ford
10-21-2011, 08:33 AM
I'm scared of heights as well, but have found a harness to be the best invention ever. I absolutely love my full body harness. Its just the cheap one that came with the ladder stand, but I set it up so I can stand on the platform, and lean into it and it holds me upright. I've never felt more comfortable in a tree then with that system. And thats with out a safety bar, just standing there in the open. Completely changed how I feel about heights in a treestand. just a thought. and congrats on the deer hawg

bfisher
10-21-2011, 10:44 AM
Ford, glad to see you liking the harness. Never leave the ground without it.

Hawg, shoot 'em up. You can have my share.

Oh, I can't impersonate a tree, but I can impersonate a stump. Just sit down somehwere and go to sleep. The woods are that comfy for me. LOL.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-21-2011, 05:38 PM
Well Barry, I like the stump idea. But not hawg's idea, impersonating a tree. The coyotes pee on you. LOL!:p
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Hutch:cool:

bfisher
10-21-2011, 06:35 PM
Well Barry, I like the stump idea. But not hawg's idea, impersonating a tree. The coyotes pee on you. LOL!:p
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Hutch:cool: I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.

MLN1963
10-22-2011, 05:47 AM
I tried sitting down and shooting legs flat. I just can't do it with any consistency. Knees yes, standing yes, legs out in front, no joy. I might have to work on that.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-22-2011, 06:05 AM
I tried sitting down and shooting legs flat. I just can't do it with any consistency. Knees yes, standing yes, legs out in front, no joy. I might have to work on that.I agree it is hard. Practice up and you'll hit well. A small tree in the small of your back will help. Small enough to let you pull back without hitting it. Also you will not be shooting with your body straight.


Hutch:cool:

HawgEnvy
10-30-2011, 08:28 AM
I tried sitting down and shooting legs flat. I just can't do it with any consistency. Knees yes, standing yes, legs out in front, no joy. I might have to work on that.

i cant do that anymore. not as flexible as i once was. so i stand(since i have no 'yotes to worry about,lol) w my eyes peeled and when i see deer i slowly drop tp my knees. i forgot to post the pics. to obcessed w huntin. so here they are. in the pic w 2 holes,the one on the right is the 1st hole that went into her spine. entered just behind her shoulder blade. the hole on the left was the finisher(BTW,i found my arrow the next morning 17yds behind the deer! i was shocked). pic of single hole is the exit of the finisher and,finally, a pic of the Slick Trick burried in her spine up to the insert. broadhead was recovered when the deer was processed. no bent blades,blades still sharp enough to cut my finger(broke out the peroxide and rubbing alcohol),still spins true and is back in service awaiting its next kill.
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Hutch~n~Son Archery
11-27-2011, 03:52 PM
Well Hawg, I kidded with you a lot on impersonating a tree, but its true when my daughter and I were out Thanksgiving and I shot that doe she looked at me and I stood there like a tree. That is the only reason I got another shot off. Its just too bad I couldn't bring her home. Complete pass thru and no deer bummer.:(




Hutch:cool:

elkslayer4x5
11-29-2011, 06:01 AM
Congratulations on another fine sausage supplier, how many more tags do you have? Been stackin 'em up here lately, keep 'em coming! :)

deerslayer
12-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Nice looking doe buddy congrats