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  1. One of my most memorable nights was so dark you couldn't see the horizon, we would throw the sticks out into the rapids and just listen for the slurp.  It seemed like every cast for 30 minutes one of us had a hook up.  Those are some nice fish.  This weather pattern holds and we should have a very good close this year.  Thanks for posting.

  2. I wouldn't worry about it getting blown out.  I took someone hiking thru the brush and climbing down embankments (once) who likes to fish.  They haven't been back since - even in the day time.  These aren't those worn down trout salmon stream trails.  People like to think they want to do it, until they do it.


    Like I said before, it is the drive home that keeps me from doing it anymore.  Congrats on your fish Justin.  I still remember my first (and only) 30 incher. 

  3. Can you use your regular season buck tag during muzzleloader?


    A: Your Regular Season deer tag cannot be used in the Early Bowhunting* or Early Muzzleloading seasons. It can only be used in the Regular Deer Seasons in the Northern and Southern Zones to take a buck. ... During the late seasons, the Regular Season deer tag is valid for deer of either fun loving.

  4. I had a dream last night that a nice buck came out and I shot it.  I reloaded and as I was walking towards the first buck, an even bigger buck came out and I shot that too.  The dream is far from reality but my question is:  "If you have your regular season tag and your bow/muzzy tags is it legal to shoot two buck in muzzleloader season"?


    BTW in my dream they were slammers - sorry no pics.  I don't know how to upload them. :smile:

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  5. Your use of the word "Butchered" made me want to clarify.  I cringed when I saw that picture but then I realized people really do not always know what classic butchering is and is probably where the 3rd definition originated from.  I wouldn't even call that processed.  Look at all that meat left on that buck.  Neck roasts can be phenomenal and easy.  If anybody wants advice, I will be happy to share.





    • past tense: butchered; past participle: butchered

    slaughter or cut up (an animal) for food.

    "the meat will be butchered for the local market"



    • kill (someone) brutally.

    "they butchered 250 people"



    • ruin (something) deliberately or through incompetence.

    "the film was butchered by the studio that released it"

  6. 5 hours ago, whaler1 said:

    something sketchy about this............…

    Things that make you go hmmmmm……...


    I would have hired the guy that did my wedding photos and do a total spread.  At the very least my smile would be attached to that deer.

  7. I was just explaining the problems with deer management with my wife yesterday.


    Traditional  = Harvest buck regardless of age or rack size and don't shoot doe.

    QDM = Pick and choose which deer gets harvested

    Trophy = Shoot every doe possible and only bucks over 4.5 and sometimes 5.5 years.


    These are the ones that are explained in detail but they always leave out the obvious one and that is the Opportunity management style which a hunter has tags and fills them as they can and not as they see fit.


    I have all 4 of these scenarios as neighbors.  Deer can move miles so if everyone of the small parcels is doing something different there is a good chance it all evens out.  I am not going to harvest a 2.5 10pt because I am worried the neighbor is going to shoot it.  If I harvest it, it is because I wanted to and not because I want to get it because I am worried one of my neighbors will not let it pass. 


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  8. I think the rut is the same as last year but year to year conditions make it the perceived rut look different.  I am southern tier so I think my timeline is a little different.  I do not expect to see a lot of deer on the move until the second rut which should happen halfway thru the second week of regular.  I was unable to bow hunt this year but I have learned to get it done on the front end of the rut because the tail end is terrible for me and I think that might be what you are experiencing.  But with that said, They always come back.

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