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Sand Burr
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Daily Subscription Msg 11 Posted: 11:45 AM 10/22/15 (CST)
Sounds like consistency is paying off! Now if you can control buck fever all will be good.

wink smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 12 Posted: 01:18 PM 10/22/15 (CST)
Buck? I heard they are a myth?

Part of my shooting practice is to install a mental checklist for each shot. Something like Grip, Anchor, Relax, Breathe, Release.

Each step is meant to remind me of a particular thing to ensure a proper and consistent shot. I've been working on this to make it a reflex so that when I've got Mr. Big or really any deer standing in front of me I can rely on the check list being reflex versus something I have to remember to do. Only time in the field will prove whether it worked or not.




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Daily Subscription Msg 13 Posted: 10:10 AM 11/04/15 (CST)
Keep at it! Sounds like you are doing great! Sign up for a winter league to keep your skills honed!
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Daily Subscription Msg 14 Posted: 11:17 AM 09/01/16 (CST)
Bump from last year. I've been shooting as much as possible and getting ready for the season. This will be my first year taking a bow out into the field.

I've been shooting consistent 3-4 inch groups up to 40 yards with a rare stray arrow here or there that would still fall within a deers vitals. That has me confident enough to take to the field this year.

My plans are to hunt on a small 10 acre property in Hermantown just outside of Duluth. Its a city hunt controlled by the police department and I had to apply and pay for a separate city permit to go along with my state license. The plus side of jumping through the extra hoops is private land with a deer problem. Right now the deer are feasting on the apple trees growing on the property and there seems to be a large amount of deer moving through the property. I'll be heading up in a week or so to hang stands and place ground blinds.

Anyone else gearing up for bow season?

The range I shoot at has been quieter than normal so I'm not sure whats up with that.


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Daily Subscription Msg 15 Posted: 07:52 PM 09/08/16 (CST)
Sounds like you are ready! Go get one and post us some pic's! And have someone on here process it for you! BURR!!!!

Me, I'm just too busy with the work this summer to even think about hunting yet. No bear hunting this year for the 1st time in a decade! Yep, that's how bad it is for me right now! But I'm ready to go anytime I get a chance!

On a side note, I believe that when we have good summer rains, the plants pulls more nutrients out of the soils and make bigger racks on the bucks! Have Fun! smile smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 16 Posted: 09:55 AM 09/09/16 (CST)
Heading up to place stands on Tuesday.

Since I'm hunting as part of a city hunt they have the earn a buck rules so I'll be focusing on sticking a doe early. Of course that means the first deer I see this season is going to be a 20 pointer.

Haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with the deer I get, assuming I get one. My buddies and I usually process them ourselves and have only brought them in once for processing on a year when we were really short on time. However, I'll be hunting by myself this year so I'll have to decide if its worth hauling the deer back down to St. Paul so process myself or if I'll drop it off somewhere for processing.


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Daily Subscription Msg 17 Posted: 05:33 PM 09/09/16 (CST)
Domino is talking about me and I reside in Grasston. It is about 1 1/2 from Duluth. I only do it on the side and need to be available the weekend you hunt. Domino is aware of how that works.... First thing first why don't you stick a deer! Good luck!



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Daily Subscription Msg 18 Posted: 11:00 AM 09/12/16 (CST)
Sticking a deer is #1 on the list.

I'm guessing I'll do my own processing this year. I do actually like doing it myself assuming i have the time. With 2 young kids (3 years and 4 months old) time is in short supply but I'll probably just stay up late and get it done one night. Or maybe I'll pay the neighbor guy a few beers and have him come over and give me a hand. He doesn't hunt but he's retired and bored so he's always willing to help me on my random projects just so he has something to do.


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Daily Subscription Msg 19 Posted: 01:21 PM 09/14/16 (CST)
Well the stands are placed, trails cut and marked, and shooting lanes cleared. It was a fun day of scouting and placing stands since I've never explored the back acreage on this property before. Its all old farm land that has 40 years of overgrowth on it. LOTS of thick nasty places for the deer to hide but a nice mix of some open grass and several bonus crab apple trees that are remnants from when it was a farm. One of my stands over looks a grassy clearing where 3 trails converge with a large crab apple tree on the edge of the clearing. The tree is pretty well loaded with apples that are going to be ripe in the next few weeks. The deer have eaten the low hanging fruit but once they start to fall it should be a feast for them. I've got my stand placed 15 yards from that tree with active trails from 15-30 yards away.

I've got a few other stands I can hunt depending on wind condition but this one has me the most excited.

Its an earn a buck deal with this city hunt so I'm looking to get a doe on the ground as quickly as possible however in the short time we've had a trail cam out we haven't seen any bucks to get real excited for yet. The landowners want me to take as many as possible since they are overrun with them. They even offered to buy the bonus tags for me.

I've got 3 weeks before I can get back up there to hunt and I can't wait.


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Daily Subscription Msg 20 Posted: 09:18 AM 09/15/16 (CST)
Sounds like your set! smile smiley
With hopes someone else doesn't move in on your turf and upset the apple cart.... confused smiley



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