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Old 11-24-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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The deer were much smarter than we were today. Wind chills below zero for most of the day. Did not even hear a single one. Not sure had I seen one if I would have shot it or cuddled with it. Brrrrrr



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Old 11-24-2013, 01:08 AM   #2
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We're currently dealing with 31 and our first bit of snow.
Whiskey tango foxtrot. Over.
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We're currently dealing with 31 and our first bit of snow. Whiskey tango foxtrot. Over.
Roger that. They say cold weather gets the deer moving. 'They' are not deer hunters in Siberia!
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Yep, Its seems a lot colder when sitting in your blind upside down!!
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Build a fire. Not in the blind. I don't know how many deer have wandered up on me while I was drying my socks or just getting warm. I keep trash bags of dry leaves to burn. I smell like leaf smoke and deer walk right up to me. Deer are curious creatures. Anything they smell that is unusual they walk right up to it.

Hunters often put to much effort into covering their scent. They spray themselves with scent away and similar products. After a bit deer know that scent away means danger. Think about it, if deer ran away every time they smelled a human they would run themselves to death.
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Build a fire. Not in the blind. I don't know how many deer have wandered up on me while I was drying my socks or just getting warm. I keep trash bags of dry leaves to burn. I smell like leaf smoke and deer walk right up to me. Deer are curious creatures. Anything they smell that is unusual they walk right up to it. Hunters often put to much effort into covering their scent. They spray themselves with scent away and similar products. After a bit deer know that scent away means danger. Think about it, if deer ran away every time they smelled a human they would run themselves to death.
Yep. I smoke while hunting. Never an issue.
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My attitude is I get my scent all over the land I hunt.

Deer and other critters get used to it. When somebody

strange comes onto the land, then they have something to

sniff about.

THIS is why you should glass and track your prey year round.

Find out their watering holes, sleeping areas, where and what

they eat. Then, when the season starts, you can harvest your

trophy, and be walking OUT of the woods, while the other hunters

are walking in. Needless to say, you're going to spend @3X on

optics what you spend on firearms...
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Two thoughts- I moved out into the country to get away from the rat race. So it seems like everytime my wife wants me to take her into the city shopping, I end up at the busiest 4 way intersection in town, traffic jammed up full of knuckleheads right next to the mall. I always look down at the clock and it is usually around noon, and I think to myself "How in the hell did I let this happen?'"

Second thought- In my younger days I used to shake my head at my buddies who would schlep out to their blinds or stands before sunrise, rain/sleet, maybe below freezing, windy, and sit out there like a doofus for 8 hours with their fingers too cold to even hold their gun. Then yesterday morning I'm pulling a 150lb buck out of a creek bed and I slip in the mud and go right into the icy water, and I think to myself "How in the hell did I let this happen?"
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4 deg here opening morning and a 12 mph wind, don't know what the wind chill would have been but according to my boy it was about 30 deg below damn cold. 2 hanging before noon, 7 point and a big doe. It was 0 when I got up this morning so now I have 2 deersickles hanging, should be fun to deal with today.
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Here in La. we don't get to many really cold days. But when we do, all hell brakes loose. Times we had a white X mas and evvvvery thing froze including the toilet in the house. The tails on the nutria froze and fell off. Went duck hunting, brought a gallon of morgan ddddavid wine. It was so cold we could not put shells into the tubes on the shot guns.............At the camp the tide dropped all night and left the boat high and dry.......That was when I thought I was tuff........Brrrrrrrrrrr...........
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