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Old October 10, 2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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LIVE! From the Stand, Season 3!!!

Well, here I am again, after and uneventful season last year... hope springs eternal. Sitting on the NE corner of a property, bordering cents on the east and grass field on the north. New spot, wild guess based on wind and deer sign.

Hunting in my blue bubble again. Google made it much smaller this year. Kind of crowded in here.

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Old October 10, 2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Glad you're doin 'Live from the Stand' again this year.

Looks as though you have a good spot picked out covering the corner of the woods and getting the travel from woods to fields.

Keep us posted and...

Good Luck to ya!
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Old October 10, 2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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Thanks

All should feel free to post their own hunts too. Only counts if it's "Live!" though.

Right now, I'm wishing I had a pellet gun for these squirrels and Blue Jays.
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Old October 10, 2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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Well that was... uneventful.

Next try for me is Saturday evening.
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Old October 12, 2013, 03:59 PM   #5
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LIVE! From the Stand, Season 3!!!

Here we are again. Hunting our tiny lease (about 75 huntable acres). This time in a ground blind accompanied by my lovely wife. Only second time she's hunted with me in 14 years.

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Old October 12, 2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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Old October 12, 2013, 04:19 PM   #7
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LIVE! From the Stand, Season 3!!!

Seems unlikely at the moment... it's unseasonably warm, about 75, and there's been very little deer movement so far. 3 of us have spent probably 60 man hours hunting in 4 different areas and seen precisely one deer.

We still have our hopeless optimism though.
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Old October 12, 2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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Gonna take persistence! Firearm or archery season?
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Old October 12, 2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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It's bow at the moment.

We have some things working against us. First is the unseasonable weather, second is that they've started the season 2 weeks early than tradition and there's still untold thousands of acres of standing corn in various places near all our hunting areas.

The weather's the worst of it though. I'm sitting here in jeans and a t-shirt. Never in my life hunted in such persistently warm weather. The deer can't dress down, so they just sleep all day.
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Old October 12, 2013, 06:03 PM   #10
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Well, we saw some at least and my uncle killed a slick head. Beats being skunked.
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Old October 13, 2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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Sure does! Good deal. I have to wait until the end of the month to start trying to fill the freezer(s).
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Old October 13, 2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Pretty good doe too. If I hadn't weighed so many I'd be saying it was 150 pounds dressed. Unfortunately, I know the real weights. Average around here is 95-105lbs dressed. I'd put this one at 110-120.

We'll be headed back out this afternoon, hunting a golf course with some acorns around. Hopefully there's some movement this year. It was gold the first couple years we hunted it but either pressure or lack of acorns (or both) has made it fruitless the last couple years. This will be our investigatory hunt for the year.
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Old October 13, 2013, 03:58 PM   #13
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Ok...

On stand again... is it better to climb a bad tree in a great place or a great tree in a mediocre place?

Anyhow, found a spot finally, not really where I want to be but I'm mostly hoping to learn from this trip.

Still, every time I've ever had a chance at a really nice buck it's been in a place I'd never hunted. Here's hoping.

That's Robert Trent Jones golf course off to the west. Anyone who remembers my buck from 3 seasons ago, he was taken just south of that field to my East in this pic.


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Old October 13, 2013, 05:05 PM   #14
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Looking at Google Maps, I learned that we can actually see my stand. It's got a green fiberglass roof and those four odd-green pixels are the roof of the stand on a pipeline in LaSalle Parish, LA. I hunt it with a variety of family, mainly grandsons, and it's one of my favorite places on earth.



Here's a picture taken from the stand late last winter.



We've got two more weeks before deer season opens here, but I'll be there opening morning, and hope springs eternal.
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Old October 13, 2013, 08:22 PM   #15
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I lived in LaSalle Parish until I was 13. Then I moved to Ashley County, Ark

My Dad still lives there close to Jena. I own 15 acres off of the Aimwell Road.
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Old October 18, 2013, 03:56 PM   #16
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LIVE! From the Stand, Season 3!!!

Well, giving it a try again. This time on my FiLs land. I'm sitting in a small ravine with trails on either side. Wind is variable but more or less west north west should be good for either trail, give or take. I'd be better with a south wind so I could get farther up the ravine closer to both trails.
Oh well, here's hoping.

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Old October 18, 2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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See anything tonight, Brian?

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Old October 19, 2013, 04:40 AM   #18
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Not a thing.

Pack of coyotes followed me out of the woods though.
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Old October 20, 2013, 11:27 AM   #19
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Oh boy, that's always exciting... Leave the beef jerky at home next time
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Old October 20, 2013, 03:46 PM   #20
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Oh boy, that's always exciting... Leave the beef jerky at home next time
I guess maybe! Man, somebody needs to thin them suckers out up there. That was a sizable pack.

Anywho, here I am again, even the glutt... uh, optimist. My dad's camp this time. Pines to the west with an old logging rd at the edge. Hoping for N-S travel toward the field to my S but they also go W-E here. West wind and I'm east of the trail so they'll probably be coming from the East instead.

My uncle had a small buck go by already, possibly spooked on my way in. No shot though.

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Old October 21, 2013, 04:27 PM   #21
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LIVE! From the Stand, Season 3!!!

Nothing again last night. Damn coyotes showed up 45 minutes before dark again.

Here we are again, on our small lease where the deer routinely come from the east. Wind is a little heavy and SSE.

Here's hoping to SEE one. This is getting old.

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Old October 21, 2013, 04:49 PM   #22
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Hey Brian, keep at it. Couldn't help but chuckle at the street name next to your stand last night... Poverty Lane... that kinda sums your luck thus far!

BUT, I have faith that your luck will change! At least you are in the woods!

AND, you know where to go coyote hunting later!
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Old October 21, 2013, 07:52 PM   #23
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Yeah... Nothing again tonight.

We'll definitely need to get rid of some coyotes after deer season. There aren't many where we were tonight but my dad's camp has too many (1is too many). We never knew of any until 2 years ago, even then we only heard a few now and then. Last year we started seeing them, now they're howling all night long.
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Old October 22, 2013, 08:47 PM   #24
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Peet........

There seems to be a lot of "live from the stand" and not much "dead from the stand".



Good luck buddy!!!! Great 3rd year thread.
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Old October 22, 2013, 09:19 PM   #25
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Yeah. Pretty sucky so far this year. First too warm, now cold enough but too windy. Still too much standing corn too.
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