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Old November 21, 2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving Morning......??

Just cuerious...................

Will we be the only ones spending the first few hours of the day sitting in a tree?

In our case we found a fair stand, a good hundred trees over about 25 acres, of swamp chestnut oaks ( only a few are dropping nuts this year, and those not many ) and marked a couple of spots to carry the climbers to in the morning.

And for this opportunity we give thanks, not just to this Free Country ( not as free as it used to be but we're working on that ) but also to our friends Scott and Michelle who're doing the cooking this year. Hopefully we'll arrive at their house with not just a couple of bushels of oysters, the salmon and the shrimp but also with a little blood on the truck.

Happy Thanksgiving indeed!
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Old November 21, 2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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I will be hunting with a good friend and his father, we will be hunting on national forest. we don't kill a lot of deer there but its more about tradition and spending time with family and friends, a deer is just icing on the cake.
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Old November 21, 2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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If I don't get one this evening, i might go out in the morning.
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Old November 21, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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If this evening's duck hunt isn't succesful, I will probably get a quick hunt in before we have to load to head off for Thanksgiving lunch.
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Old November 21, 2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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It’ll be pheasants and coyotes for me. It’s supposed to be a bad year for pheasants where I’m going but the coyotes are everywhere.

There’s a ton of turkeys around too but I need to check the out of state license price. Last time it was around $80 for two; which just seems high to me.

I’ve never hunted deer but I’d really like to. I’d heard the out of state doe tag was $55 for whitetails this year in Nebraska but I procrastinated and didn’t check. I also don’t know if it’s over the counter or draw or what. Maybe I’ll get one if that’s still a possibility. I’ve hunted pheasants on that farmland for 12 years and know where the deer are, I’ve just never had a license. This year though I’m already bringing the .243 for coyotes and since I’ve zeroed for 100gr Core-Lokts I’m pretty much good to go (except on field dressing - which has me concerned as I've never done it before on a deer).
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Old November 21, 2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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I did it once .It's a busy day when you hunt and fortunately get a deer early .Get it home ,hang , cool, butcher and wrap the meat ,get cleaned up, rush to my friends and carve the turkey and eat !! Fortunately it was in my younger days when I had more energy !!
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Old November 21, 2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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The wife says turkey dinner is at noon so I might go for the evening hunt...................maybe both.
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Old November 21, 2012, 07:16 PM   #8
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Yup, all day long if my back holds up. Got some ham biscuits ready tonight to take with me, and a big chunk of stuffing. Probably bring along a Tramadol or two just for good measure. With the way the wind has been blowing I'll be asleep in no time. Hey, nothing beats a nap 25 feet up a tree.

The extended family get-together is put off until Sunday, as so many of us are going to be in the woods tomorrow.
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Old November 21, 2012, 08:37 PM   #9
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yes

She will be waking up at 4am to do the turkey and meal thing. I will be hea
ding for the woods. I have always heard of guys doing this but this will be my first thanksgiving in the woods.
Either way I am a lucky man and extreemly thankful.
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Old November 21, 2012, 08:47 PM   #10
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Well, it looks like I won't be hunting in the morning, despite failing miserably tonight, I was just informed that turkey frying responsibilities will be mine in the morning.
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Old November 21, 2012, 09:39 PM   #11
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I'm going to hunt a couple hours in the AM, go do family stuff, then hunt a while till dark.

I have pretty good luck on Thanksgiving day.
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Old November 21, 2012, 11:01 PM   #12
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Me to treg,everyone else wanted to rub their bellies and snooze. I went and sat on my bucket and got my best buck thanksgiving afternoon.
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Old November 22, 2012, 04:53 AM   #13
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I will be bringing my wife home from the hospital, she had surgery and will be ready to come home today.
Thank you Lord
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Old November 22, 2012, 06:45 AM   #14
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I was going this morning in Georgia but the dnr website was down so couldn't get my license.
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Old November 22, 2012, 07:28 AM   #15
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I getting in a few hours of OT this morning but I hope to be afield by noon. Wife and baby are at her family's for the day and my family's deal is Sunday.

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Old November 22, 2012, 08:13 AM   #16
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Hey Rebs....glad your wire if coming home and I pray all goes well for her and you. God bless you both

I intended to hunt today but I went to bed last night with a splitting headache and woke up with the same this morning I'm gonna rest up today and get back out there tomorow morning
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Old November 22, 2012, 11:57 AM   #17
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I will be hunting with a good friend and his father, we will be hunting on national forest. we don't kill a lot of deer there but its more about tradition and spending time with family and friends, a deer is just icing on the cake.
sounds like a good time to me. I was going to go on a bird hunt this morning but work called me in.
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Old November 22, 2012, 05:47 PM   #18
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Heck yes...got up at 4:15 and headed out to pick up a good buddy and head out to the woods. Hour drive from his place to our spot.....didn't even see anything this morning though... until we called it and headed home. Saw a massive doe standing in a field behind to the property we hunt on the way out from the truck... It was headed right for where we were,not that it mattered. No bonus tags there.
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Old November 22, 2012, 10:02 PM   #19
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This morning saw lots of squirrels and birds, no deer. Moved to a different spot for the afternoon and saw 3 does and 1 buck. No shots taken, had a fun time watching the big doe lead the two small ones around. She was like a ninja creeping around, they sounded like a dump truck rolling through the woods. Still got some things to learn from their elders

Came home, made a plate up and watched the end of the game. Turkey, stuffing, kale, corn cakes, rolls, deer heart. Perfect.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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Old November 22, 2012, 10:07 PM   #20
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Nope, no huntng for me. ts one of the busiest days for me, most of the boarders take their horses out for a ride then go home to eat.

Glad to hear that Rebs
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Old November 22, 2012, 11:26 PM   #21
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Not today,Ive not missed a Thanksgiving hunt in 25 years.But I'LL be there the next 4 days. Its the best I can do. Hope you all had a Great one.
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