Team 9: THE DEERLY DEPARTED

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  • October 8, 2013 at 7:50 am #598099 Back to Top REPORT

    cschwanz

    Joined: 9/12/2012
    Bummer you couldn’t connect :( Just have to shoot a bigger one  now :)

    Went out last saturday for the first sit of the year. Was expecting to get rained on but somehow managed to stay dry. It was waaaaay too warm for any kind of success. Saw one small 4pt that checked out my mock scrape and then posed for a couple pictures in front of my trail cam. Weather is cooling off a bit, so hopefully this weekend is better

    October 15, 2013 at 8:41 am #599255 Back to Top REPORT
    plinker22
    Plinker22

    Age: 51
    Joined: 2/24/2006
    Neat hunt this past Saturday morning.  I had a small bobcat hope up on a rotting log 40 yds in front of me.  It was cool to watch for a minute or so.
    No deer showed.  :(

    We are supposed to much cooler weather this Thursday thru Sunday.  Maybe we will get some action AND I WILL NOT MISS!  {#emotions_dlg.mathews_brick_wall}

    Great hunt yesterday morning. I had three bucks walk in under me. I decided to take the 8 pt. He was at 17 yds.

    Some how, I totally missed him. Shot right below him??? At home last night, I shot at multiple distances, field points and broadhead. Shot perfectly.
    Maybe I got buck fever!

    Sorry guys.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_crying}

    Let me see, Plink, a bow, a deer, safest place to be is in front of him cause he can’t shoot straight in front of him (love ya bro). {#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile} Ya haven’t been saying anything, guess you just don’t have it in ya for a little smack talkin. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_whistle}

    You know how it is Viper, I cut my fingers on the broadhead trying to nock the arrow… and it was all down hill from there.  ;)    As for smack talk, my “smack talker” broke when I fell asleep playing with dolls in my playhouse and it fell to the ground.  Maybe it will get fixed soon.  :)

    "The party in Hades has been canceled due to fire.
    October 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm #600834 Back to Top REPORT
    huntinghusker
    HuntingHusker

    Age: 50
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    Location: Nebraska
    Hey gang, enjoyed catching up on the team reading! Glad you had the opportunity at least Plink! You’ll get him yet!

    I’ve only been able to get out once thus far this season….but that’s about to change.  More on that in a moment.

    The one time I did get out was with a buddy about 3 weeks ago.  With about 5 minutes of legal shooting light left, I sensed something moving below me in the creek bed on which I was set up on the south bank. My eyes caught the movement of fur as I clipped on my release.  I realized that whatever was moving through the brush was going to come out not 10 yards but about 10 feet in front of me!  Just as I prepared to draw, out stepped the biggest…raccoon I’d ever seen in my life!  Sucker had to be about 4 feet long from nose to tail!

    The best part was when he saw me: rather than running away, he just started walking backwards, back-tracking the way he came out.  I laughed out loud at the “oh, excuse me, I’ll just leave” look on his face as he slinked away.  No deer but a pretty enjoyable experience in God’s creation nonetheless.

    Before I get to the good news I alluded to above, I have to talk about my favorite spot.

    As many of you know, Nebraska is one of the states hit by last year’s devastating outbreak of EHD. It was about this time last year when the reports (and numbers) of deer found dead in or around water started coming in.  This year, we’ve gotten more of a picture of just how bad it was.  I’ve seen and heard estimates that indicate the state lost as much as 40 or 50 percent of our deer herd. And that is the state as a whole.  There are pockets where I’m sure the numbers are substantially higher than that.  That brings me to my favorite little honey hole -that isn’t any more.

    One of the other attorneys in my office lives on an acreage in the middle of a farm about 25 minutes from my house.  His in-laws farm the crop land. Down below his house, about a 10 minute walk, is a little stand of trees where two very small creeks meet to form a slightly larger one.  That little triangle-shaped grove of no more than 5 acres used to regularly produce deer for me.  Only one trophy sized buck but several nice does and one little basket buck. (I wouldn’t shoot him again now but he was my first archery deer about 10 years ago and I was really of the “if it’s brown, it’s down” mentality then!)

    Due to increase hunting pressure in the area, the numbers had started to dwindle over the last 2 or 3 years or so, even before last year’s EHD disaster.  This year though, my friend has said that he hasn’t seen ONE deer on the place all summer and fall.  That blows me away. It used to be the rare exception that I would go there and not see a deer.  I haven’t been there yet this year, mainly because the wind hasn’t been right for the place, but it sounds like the deer are simply not there anymore.

    BUT…. just today, I found out that a buddy who is just getting into bow hunting, has secured some permission to hunt some private land in south-central Nebraska.  The bad news is that it’s about 3 hours away.  The good news, in addition that we have permission, is that it is in a part of the state not hit nearly as hard with EHD.  This weekend is opening weekend of pheasant season but after that we’ll be heading west to check it out!  To say I’m excited is an understatement!

    Sorry for rambling on but I thought you guys deserved an update.  My thoughts and prayers are with y’all this season!

    Gary

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by huntinghusker HuntingHusker.
    October 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm #601610 Back to Top REPORT

    cschwanz

    Joined: 9/12/2012
    Connected with the new Creed!! Shot her Friday night at 20 yards. Rage to the heart put her down in a hurry!

    October 28, 2013 at 11:26 am #601706 Back to Top REPORT
    huntinghusker
    HuntingHusker

    Age: 50
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    Location: Nebraska

    Connected with the new Creed!! Shot her Friday night at 20 yards. Rage to the heart put her down in a hurry! 

    Looks like she was leaking something! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile} Congrats and happy eating! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    November 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm #602558 Back to Top REPORT

    cschwanz

    Joined: 9/12/2012
    Different day, same result! Connected on doe #2 this morning. Man, I love this bow!!!!

    November 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm #603623 Back to Top REPORT
    huntinghusker
    HuntingHusker

    Age: 50
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    Location: Nebraska
    Nice job CS!  Looks great!

    Update:  I saw the potential new land Saturday.  Might be a good place for rifle but not for bow hunting.  Wide open and well grazed pasture land with a very cranky and obnoxious neighbor.  Story is too long and frustrating to share; suffice it to say it didn’t pan out.

    Back to the drawing board.  Sorry team. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_crying}

    November 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm #604273 Back to Top REPORT
    hfm52
    HFM52

    Age: 39
    Joined: 2/1/2011
    Location: Louisiana
    I shot a doe this morning and I emailed the pics in to Vince so we should have 5 more points on the way!
    December 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm #608971 Back to Top REPORT
    hfm52
    HFM52

    Age: 39
    Joined: 2/1/2011
    Location: Louisiana
    Looks like I struck again! Got an 11 point this weekend! He scored 135″. My best bow kill yet. I am emailing the pics to Vince. Where is everybody at? Come on guys!

     

     

    December 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm #609190 Back to Top REPORT
    zxtmike
    ZXTMike

    Age: 52
    Joined: 2/19/2013
    Location: WI
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    Congrats. Nice buck. My season has been a bust so far.  In the limited time I have been able to get out, both bow and rifle, I have come up empty handed.  I did have several opportunities at small yearling bucks, but passed them all.  I will be hitting the late season hard.
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    December 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm #609583 Back to Top REPORT
    plinker22
    Plinker22

    Age: 51
    Joined: 2/24/2006
    Hi team. I was able to arrow a SMALL Ohio 11 point buck this past Saturday. Looks like our team is getting 11 bucks. LoL
    16 more points for the team.

    I will send the pictures to Vince tomorrow.

    "The party in Hades has been canceled due to fire.
    December 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm #609592 Back to Top REPORT
    plinker22
    Plinker22

    Age: 51
    Joined: 2/24/2006
    Congrats on the doe and the 11 point buck HFM. Your buck dwarfs mine. :)
    "The party in Hades has been canceled due to fire.
    December 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm #609608 Back to Top REPORT
    hfm52
    HFM52

    Age: 39
    Joined: 2/1/2011
    Location: Louisiana
    Thanks guys! Congratulations on your 11 point! Now we are moving up the leader board! Let’s put some more deer on the ground and points on the board!
    December 16, 2013 at 5:56 am #611210 Back to Top REPORT
    viperhawk50
    viperhawk50

    Joined: 8/29/2006
    Location: New York
    Hey Plink,

    Have not heard from you in a long time.  Nice deer but who shot it for you?  Just kidding bro, congrats on the buck.

    Merry Christmas Everyone,

    God Bless,

    Richard

    December 24, 2013 at 9:48 am #612570 Back to Top REPORT
    huntinghusker
    HuntingHusker

    Age: 50
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    Location: Nebraska
    Hey gang,
    It’s been awhile since I’ve logged on and upon doing so today I see we’ve had some team members who’ve had some success! Congrats to all!  Unfortunately, I’m not able to say I’m one of them!  But, to be honest, it’s not been because of a lack of trying.  I’m just simply not seeing deer this year at my spots.  I have plans to upgrade my hunting opportunities next year but that won’t do us any good this year.  My apologies team.

    I AM going out a couple of more times this weekend before our season ends the 31st.

    Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

    Gary

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