The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 18, 2011, 01:16 PM   #251
shortwave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2007
Location: SOUTHEAST, OHIO
Posts: 5,930
Quote:
we have had 65+ degree days with 35 to 30 mph winds
Same here ithicashooter.

Woke up this morning to 19 degrees.

65+ degrees to 19. This is nuts!
shortwave is offline  
Old November 18, 2011, 03:41 PM   #252
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
Ok... I snuck in another bow hunt! Actually, I'm placing my stand for tomorrows gun opener. :-)

Here I am:

Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 19, 2011, 08:14 AM   #253
Legionnaire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 25, 2000
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,467
Checking in live from Jamesville/Pompey. Been on stand since 6:15. Windy.

Just spent the last 20 minutes looking for any sign that I hit a six point. No joy. I forgot just how light the trigger on my Encore muzzleloader is, and I fired before getting square on him. He was only 60 yards away, but I'm pretty sure I shot in front of him. No evidence of a hit out to 120 as I cut back and forth looking for blood.

At least they are out and moving despite the wind.

Sent from my DROID Pro using Tapatalk
Legionnaire is offline  
Old November 19, 2011, 02:11 PM   #254
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
Bummer! Hope you get the next one!

I couldn't post live this morning as the cell signal was giving me fits. I was in the same tree as last night. I shot a weee baby doe at about 830. Didn't see anything else until I went in and came back out, and then it was just a distant deer at full speed.

I'm back now though, with a decent signal! Here I am, about 20 yards from the tree where I posted the picture of the spike awhile back.
Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 19, 2011, 02:35 PM   #255
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
Well, I haven't seen anything yet but my uncle just shot a doe.

He's the pink dot.

Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 19, 2011, 04:53 PM   #256
rickyrick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 15, 2010
Location: Mesquite Jungle Desert, West Texas, USA
Posts: 2,467
Good luck everybody!!

The winds have finally calmed so I will attempt another Live From the Stand pig/coyote hunt tonight. I have gone out this past week but haven't made any serious attempts due to unfavorable winds just scouting and observing for the most part.

I have a short weekend due to next weeks holiday so this will be my only night that I can buckle down and do some serious hunting.
__________________
Navin R. Johnson: "He hates these cans!!!! Stay away from the cans!!!!"
rickyrick is offline  
Old November 19, 2011, 05:08 PM   #257
slammedsi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 2010
Location: Vernon Texas
Posts: 469
Back in the sattle again. It's 4:07 here. 49 turkeys so far.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
Well so long as it's not a Glock. If I wanted Tupperware, it's on aisle 7 at Walmart.
slammedsi is offline  
Old November 19, 2011, 09:07 PM   #258
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
Well, I got a decent doe. Unfortunately, we have thus far been unable to recover my uncles deer. We did find her but she was still alive. We will return tomorrow and I'm betting she'll be dead.

Last edited by Brian Pfleuger; November 20, 2011 at 02:49 PM.
Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 19, 2011, 09:15 PM   #259
stu925
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 20, 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 942
You're having better luck than I am, saw 3 small doe this morning at about 6:30, and nothing but grey squirrels and chipmunks after that. Might have had something to do with the people stomping the next property over flat. The 3 I saw this morning must have been push, they came out of the pine north of me with the flags up and motoring pretty good. Stopped in front of me at about 15 yards for a minute and then moved on. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Stu
stu925 is offline  
Old November 20, 2011, 06:54 AM   #260
TX Hunter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 11, 2010
Location: East Texas USA
Posts: 1,776
Got one,

I will have to post a picture when I get it on Photobucket, but I was actually sitting in my stand reading the Firing line forums Friday morning, and just happened to look up in time to catch a big buck crossing my food plot.
I barely had time to put down my cell phone, and pick up my rifle.
I got him, and its a very nice East Texas Ten Point with a 15 1/4 inside spread. Here its got to be atleast a 13' spread to be legal.
It was a good one shot kill with my Ruger Frontier .308 I love that little gun, mine has an extended but pad, and a Leupold Vx2 3x9x40 over the reciever.
When I get my picture loaded I will post it.
TX Hunter is offline  
Old November 20, 2011, 02:46 PM   #261
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
I'm back on the stand again... Dads camp, cell signal is cooperating at the moment. You never know though, it goes from no signal to 3G to edge and back again for no reason... Can't get a picture uploaded though.

Update from last night: Because it was so warm this morning, my uncle went to look for his deer before I got out of church. Unfortunately, it apparently rained last night and he was not able to find any sign. Now, somebody tell me that's why they quit gun hunting because too many deer get wounded, like someone did when I wounded the buck with the bow. Sometimes feces happens. This particular uncle is a very good shooter but sometimes it just doesn't work out.

Last edited by Brian Pfleuger; November 20, 2011 at 06:19 PM.
Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 20, 2011, 04:32 PM   #262
slammedsi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 2010
Location: Vernon Texas
Posts: 469
Good luck peetz. I'm back in my newiest blind. 4x4 box blind over looking a 11acr wheat field pulled in to find a spike and 44 turkeys. But I'm now settled in and ready to go.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
Well so long as it's not a Glock. If I wanted Tupperware, it's on aisle 7 at Walmart.
slammedsi is offline  
Old November 20, 2011, 06:22 PM   #263
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
Cool! Hope you get one!

I had no luck at all. Didn't even see a deer. My dad's scope broke on his shotgun after like 30 years of faithful service. He had to go to bass pro and get a new one so he didn't even get to hunt today. Oh well better luck next time.
Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 20, 2011, 10:40 PM   #264
slammedsi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 2010
Location: Vernon Texas
Posts: 469
Did So So.



__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
Well so long as it's not a Glock. If I wanted Tupperware, it's on aisle 7 at Walmart.
slammedsi is offline  
Old November 20, 2011, 10:47 PM   #265
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
See, now I hate you again.
Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 20, 2011, 11:09 PM   #266
slammedsi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 2010
Location: Vernon Texas
Posts: 469
lol sorry buddy.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
Well so long as it's not a Glock. If I wanted Tupperware, it's on aisle 7 at Walmart.
slammedsi is offline  
Old November 21, 2011, 10:43 PM   #267
Legionnaire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 25, 2000
Location: Western PA
Posts: 1,467
No signal where I was on stand today, outside Cincinnatus, NY. Spooked a deer out of a field hiking in ... and didn't see anything at all until the end of the day when I took a nice-sized antlerless in that same field. Given its size, I assumed it was a doe, but it turned out to be a button buck--pretty good body mass given the nubs on its head.

Plan to be back out at the same farm tomorrow, but hunt the other end of the property. I hear tell there are a couple of six-points or better in the area.
__________________
Cogito, ergo armatus sum.
Legionnaire is offline  
Old November 24, 2011, 12:10 PM   #268
DRice.72
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 19, 2009
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 451
I will be posting live from the stand later today!
__________________
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety - Benjamin Franklin
Light is faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright unitl you hear them speak!
They should have stopped with "Congress shall make no Law...
DRice.72 is offline  
Old November 24, 2011, 12:28 PM   #269
rickyrick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 15, 2010
Location: Mesquite Jungle Desert, West Texas, USA
Posts: 2,467
Good luck! Happy thanksgiving.
__________________
Navin R. Johnson: "He hates these cans!!!! Stay away from the cans!!!!"
rickyrick is offline  
Old November 24, 2011, 03:53 PM   #270
DRice.72
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 19, 2009
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 451
I hope this works. Here I am live from the stand!

I am here: 34 50.625 N 82 0.994 W http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:34.84376,-82.01657

I'm facing E-SE looking over that feild. I'm sitting in a part where the feild dips to the woods. Near the road.
__________________
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety - Benjamin Franklin
Light is faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright unitl you hear them speak!
They should have stopped with "Congress shall make no Law...
DRice.72 is offline  
Old November 24, 2011, 03:55 PM   #271
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
Good luck!

I hunted this morning with no signal again. No one in our group saw a deer until the last of us were leaving. Across the valley, probably 1000 yards, were 7 doe.
Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 24, 2011, 09:35 PM   #272
DRice.72
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 19, 2009
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 451
Well, we didn't see anything. Gonna go again tomorrow, hopefully it will be better. Its getting colder. That will at least make it feel like deer season anyway!
__________________
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety - Benjamin Franklin
Light is faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright unitl you hear them speak!
They should have stopped with "Congress shall make no Law...
DRice.72 is offline  
Old November 25, 2011, 01:26 PM   #273
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,387
I'm LIVE again! This time carrying both a crossbow and the 12ga. This is tricky!

Here I am:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:42.502438,-76.456164
Brian Pfleuger is online now  
Old November 25, 2011, 08:19 PM   #274
bswiv
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 4, 2006
Location: NE FL.......
Posts: 1,081
Somebody tell me how to link Google Earth to the post!!!

I'm not smart enough to do it!!!!!
bswiv is offline  
Old November 25, 2011, 08:30 PM   #275
bswiv
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 4, 2006
Location: NE FL.......
Posts: 1,081
Somebody tell me how to link Google Earth to the post!!!

I'm not smart enough to do it!!!!!

And obviously.......sense I posted the same message TWICE.......I may be so challenged as to be hopeless.........
bswiv is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.15194 seconds with 8 queries