2010 Hunting Season

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by spittinfire, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Well folks, the season kicked off last week with dove and this morning with deer. I was in my stand by 0615 and around 0800 I had my first sighting. 5 deer total, all does so I let them walk. Squirrels everywhere, a nice hawk and even a turtle. It was a beautiful morning sitting around around 65 and I felt honored to take in the glory of God's creation.

    I came in to grab a bite to eat and I plan to head back out later today. Anyone else got hunting plans coming up?
     
  2. stalkingbear

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    More power to ya rusty. I know well the feeling of spending the day in the woods. It really gives you a chance to "gear down" and think.
     

  3. M14sRock

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    Sounds like the perfect day. Don't forget our pics if you get a chance.
     
  4. spittinfire

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    The rain changed my plans for the afternoon. It did give me a chance to check the feeder though which it needed. I'll be back out Monday morning.
    There is a big scrape not far from my stand and I'm seeing more and more rubs so there is a buck of decent size there. If it is the same one I kicked up last year I'm guess it to be about 3 years old and should be at least 6 point this year. Once I see him I'll decide if I should wait til next year to take him or not.
     
  5. stalkingbear

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    If a buck is 3 1/2 years old, and it's had enough good feed, it should be at least an 8 point if not a 10 or 12 point. The only way it would still be a forkhorn is if it's got bad genetics or has been short of food. Set up some trailcams and I'll be willing to bet you'll be pleasantly suprised.
     
  6. Josey Wales '94

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    Your season already started? Is it rifle or bow? My bow season doesn't start for just under a month, and that is a month's jump on the rifle guys. I just went out and set up some foam in the crook of a tree to sit on, nailed up two two-by-fours, one in front to rest my barrel on, and one in back to lean on. It's damn cool where you live, ain't it? Today was around 100 and right now there's 78% humidity. Can't wait!
     
  7. spittinfire

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    Bow season started yesterday. They started it earlier this year because the deer population in my area borders on rediculous. Bow season runs thru Oct. 29. Then there are 2 weeks of muzzle loader(it's been 1 until this year) and then on Oct 16th rifle season starts and runs thru the first of the year.
    They changed a few other laws this year too, again due to the population being high.

    It's cooled off here in recent weeks. Gets down to 55-65 at night and 85-90 during the day. Yesterday was perfect hunting weather, 60 at 0600 and high of around 75 with a very soft breeze.


    stalkingbear, I scincerely hope you are right about the buck that is leaving his marks everywhere. the scrape is about 16-18" in diameter and I've seen rubs on trees bigger around then my thumb. Food shouldn't be an issue as the area is surrounded by corn and soy bean fields and there are a number oaks in the area that have produced well the past few years. If I can arrange the meeting, there will be many pics.
     
  8. hunter Joe

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    I left camp early this morning and it was 53 degrees at 5:00 AM. No sign of rubs or scrapes yet as I feel the deer are pretty much spending day and night in the standing corn. It's looks like it will be an early harvest here in Wisconsin this year as the beans are brown and the corn is really dry and withered.

    I'll be hanging out like a primate at O dark thirty next Saturday and humming the tune Fred Bear.
     
  9. spittinfire

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    Since I'm working Tuesday thru Friday now I was back in the stand again this morning. A BEAUTIFUL morning around 55 at 0600 when I settled in and I spend the next 3.5 hours surrounded by deer. I saw 7 does and 3 bucks. Most of the deer were young but 2 of the does were worth taking but it's just to early in the season. 2 of the bucks were small, under two years so I let them walk. The one deer that didn't get close enough is the one I am now hunting. I didn't get a count but he had a nice rack and a full body. My season has started with a bang, I can only hope it continues.

    It was a real joy watching the younger deer play and move together. I'm heading back out this afternoon to see if they'll be moving again tonight.
     
  10. Fisherking

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    Our bear season opened up Sept 7 and I will be going north 71/2 hours on Sept 22 to go moose hunting with the bow. We have a cow tag between five of us.
    Deer for bow opens on Oct15 and I will be going to another place to hunt moose with riffle some time in mid Oct.
    Good luck every one and play safe this hunting seasion.
    Regards Fisherking
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Fisherking, where do you live? I'm very jealous of you getting to hunt moose.
     
  12. Fisherking

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    I live about 2 hrs north of Toronto Ont , Bracebridge, strait up Hwy 11. we are continuing up HWY 11 to Hurst North west of Timmins Ont about 7 1/2 hrs north of were we live.
    I have a picture of a bull moose right beside our house where we were putting on a deck at the back. 20 yrds away.
    P.S. I realy envy you all the deer you have around your area. We do alright with deer here. I got a 200 lbs eight point one durring bow seasion last year and he has a big brother that I have on my trail cam.
    But moose meat is my favorite.
    Good luck.
    F.K.
     
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  13. Josey Wales '94

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    :D-------> rifle Look and study the word, know it, and how to spell it:D
     
  14. CourtJester

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    I took my oldest son squirrel hunting on Saturday for his first outing ever but being in a new area in Iowa and next to no wooded land anywhere around but The Big Marsh public hunting land.... We were ran off by mosquitoes. I counted 28 of them on top of his hat at one point... and we had on bug repellent. I ended up with 23 welts on my arms, neck, and the back of my head. We left early and will hold off heading back to the marsh until the temperatures drop and the damn skeeters die off a bit.
    My boss and his brother own 600+ acres about 2 hours north east of here so in the next few weekends we'll head out to the Mississippi river area and get some squirrels and turkey.
     
  15. Josey Wales '94

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    How old is your son? I hate mosquitos, I got bitten 3 or 4 times this afternoon and finally went inside, but that's nowhere near what you survived.:D
     
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  16. CourtJester

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    My oldest is 10.
    I took my youngest (7 years old) to the shooting range on Sunday to play with his new .22 and sight the scope in himself and plink around with the Ruger 22/45. I'll post pictures up later.
    It was a good weekend; minus the blood loss.
     
  17. Fisherking

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    Better watch out or I will spell every thing FONETICALEE(SP):D;)
    F.K.
     
  18. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Jester, sounds like a fun time and about like my afternoon yesterday. Bugs were eating me alive and I was sweating like a horse.

    Just after sunset I had a deer come up behind me. The wind shifted and he caught my scent. Snorted a few times, stomped his foot a couple times and turned around. I was bummed. I'm debating if I should hit that same stand on Saturday or give it some more time to cool off. That was the only deer that made me the whole day.
     
  19. hunter Joe

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    I started using the Thermacell last season and it worked like a dream. Opening weekend last season found my granddaughter and me sitting in 85 degree weather 20 yard off a swamp. I had a big doe directly under the stand and nary a mosquito. These suck'as really work.
    ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent
     
  20. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I know the thermacells work but I've heard people say they don't see any deer when using them. I have one, maybe I should dig it out.