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Legacy- 2018 Deer Season

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Was fun Keeping up with everyone. Congrats on the ones who scored! Since We didnt score tonight We took a sunset pic, even got a nice face full of thorns! Was a fun season, only killed 2 deer this year but one being my big 8 that i still cant believe happened!! As well as a nice 8 early bow season! Heres to next yr lots of work to do on the new land! We will be back trolling and fishing before we know it! 1218181726b_HDR.jpeg

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great job on the thread rob...this is so nice to follow while looking @ my computer all day , sitting up in the tree last night gave me the opportunity to think about the lay out for the food plots for next year ....come on ice ! 

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Thanks again Rob for starting this thread, it's always fun to follow.  Congratulations to everyone who connected this year!  Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

 

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Finally the day the wind direction does not matter!   Great job everyone that scored. Its alway someone's best season and someones worst just the way it goes.  Best of luck next year to the diehards that never give up!   

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Well had a bunch of doe crossing the trail I walked in on at 150 yards. Finally decided to try on the next one that crosses. Squeezed one off but not sure of a hit because of the smoke. Walked up and pink blood and white hair all over. Problem is looked like possibly guts as the blood was real thick like a rope. Not intestate, I think it just froze almost instantly. Giving her time then going back to look. Would be the hardest doe I ever took. Fingers crossed.

Matt did you find the deer?


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Yes I did! She only went 40 yards. 150 yard shot through the hardwoods and smoked both lungs. Me and my 3 year old are quartering her up now.20181219_175818.jpeg

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Yes I did! She only went 40 yards. 150 yard shot through the hardwoods and smoked both lungs. Me and my 3 year old are quartering her up now.20181219_175818.thumb.jpeg.3c5defd95e70d5019263d5ec7dcefe52.jpeg

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Did a couple of pushes yesterday and 1 of the guys hit a nice buck (liver high lung) that went on the neighbor's property . He gave us permission to go on his property today because he was hunting yesterday. So we ended up tracking it 100 yards or so on his land and found it. It's nice to have nice neighbors. Resized_20181219_123046(2).jpeg

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10 hours ago, Legacy said:

 my buck is bigger than most of those.. it does read that is readers photos though. 

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Come on Rob....you always have those 50 lb salmon to look forward to...snap out of it :lol:

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2018 Season Recap

 

Hmmm. I really don’t know what to say about this season. It was tough. I guess sometimes things really go your way, the way you expect, and then, well, things go the way they went this year.

I wanted to prep early for 2018 so I started in January after the holidays. I hung some stands and move some things around. I wanted to do the heavy lifting way ahead of the season knowing I would only need to do some trimming when the season approached. It was a good plan. I just didn’t execute! It is amazing how difficult these animals can be to hunt. Mature bucks can seem like ghosts. Trust me I have a bunch of ghosts on camera and I think I have shared most of them with you. I certainly saw some good bucks but getting shots at them is a different story. I also passed on quite a few bucks that in previous years I probably would have shot including two shooters with excessively damaged racks.

 

School and varsity sports gave my son limited time in the woods this year and he probably only had 10 trips in the deer woods. He did score on a big doe to fill the freezer for us (and more importantly keep me horn hunting). He was hoping for a buck but unfortunately he never had one in range with the bow or the gun. Every day I spend with him in the field is a gift.

 

2018 has left me frustrated. Hard work only gets you so far and you really need to take advantage of the opportunities as you get them because they are slim. I had a couple encounters early that I just needed that one extra step. I also had two that I pulled the trigger and missed. The first one was with the bow and the damn buck jump the string. I had spooked him when I drew because I hit my bow on my bow hanger. He was staring right at me and was on edge when I shot. Lesson learned. I should have shot him when he put his head down and relaxed a bit. The one I missed with the shotgun was not acceptable. I took two shots under 100 yards and both were clean misses. I blame it on the scope. I’m assuming something got out of whack after 2 ½ weeks of hunting with the gun every day. We will find out when I get to the range again.

One of the off season goals is to invest some money in better firearms (muzzleloader and shotgun). Im realizing that with all the time I spend in the field, I need to spend some money on better equipment. I have some ideas but Im going to need some advice from the LOU community on specifics when the time is near.

 

Just like previous years I have a laundry list of things I want to get done before winter is over (posted signs, moving stands, scouting, etc). Once we get the holidays behind us I am hoping to get to work on that list.

Congrats to everyone who scored this year. You talk to ten different guys and they will give you ten different explanations on how the season went. Thanks to those who follow this thread and to those who contribute. Its never too early to plan for 2019.

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