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#1 my7pointmonster

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:12 PM

Well with the hunting season opener right around the corner, is everyone all sighted in hitting good and ready to go let the arrows fly?? I found a new area which seems to be a Target Rich Enviroment :D SO. Anyone got any trail cams with any shots of some bucks that have a Target Drawn on them?

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:03 PM

RYAN, I SMELL BACKSTRAPS ALREADY!!! :clap: :clap: :)- :)-
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:00 PM

I just need to get my gear into my backpack and my camo into my HS Scent Safe Travel Bag. Other than that 20 minute project, I'm ready to go!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:56 PM

As long as theres no gas gouging again, I'll be good to go to start archery season on sept. 20th.

I also plan on hearing when I get home that I was drawn for one of the coveted 45 elk tags here in PA. Then again, I've been planning to hear that message since they first started the drawing.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:28 PM

Yepper I just started shooting broadheads again out to 40 yards and hit my mark - most of the time :blush: .
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:48 PM

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:02 PM

I have to dust the bow off a little and actually site it back in, or it could just be my poor shooting that makes me think my bow is off :doh: We just have to put the finishing touches on our stands, and then I should be good.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:42 AM

I must admit though since i havent gotten to shoot much by the time I've worked my way from 20 to 40 yards, Im starting to pull my shots to the left at 40 yards. I've only shot twice this year (shame on me) seems that my bad shoulder is tiring out and Im dropping the lead arm after shooting for awhile. I start at 20 then 30 then 40. Now that most of my work on the new house is done, i'll be able to shoot alot before season opens.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

Admittedly, the first time I've shot my bow this year was last weekend at the CASTERS camp. (I've had some health issues. The last time I tried to draw it last year I was struggling.) The good news is that I've had no problems and I was dead nuts on out of the gate. So, this past week I've been doing my pin checks. 20, 30 and 40 yard pins are good to go. I still need to get somewhere to take a look at my 50 and 60 pins. (Not that I generally take that shot while hunting here in PA, I just like to know it's there.)

I hunt a climbing stand, so I have no real stand prep to do. (I am considering buying a hang-on and sticks, but I think that's going to wait until next year.) I'll probably pull out all my camo and wash it up in Scent Killer sometime in the next month and get it in bins with some dirt wafers. Of course, I generally start showering in Scent Killer stuff at least one week before season (as that's how long I've noticed it takes for my hair to stop smelling like every day shampoo and my underarms to stop smelling like every day antiperspirant.) The routine is down. Works for me. :) Now it just needs to get closer to opener!

No trail cams... No food plots. I'm fortunate enough to pretty much already know my area(s). Probably just get out and do a little glassing in the morning/evening in the next few weeks if I can.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:40 PM

:cry: No Ryan, this is the first year that I didn't buy an archery stamp in 20 years. :(

Not that I don't enjoy bow huntin but it looks like I will have 2 tri-axle loads of wood to cut,split,and rank and my kids and (I just hate to say this) but WORK will have to come first.

Maybe next year. :yes:
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:13 PM

september 15 got my eyes on some big ones

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:07 AM

Safety is apart of getting ready

Here's a very good reason for getting ready and staying safe.

We all have stories of fellow bowhunter who fell. I don't want another one to tell.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 18 August 2008 - 01:23 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:25 PM

I've been ready for months. I washed and packed my clothes 2 months ago :D
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