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  1. turbo

    Call it what you want

    Crawling works. Good job.
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    The First of Many

    Great job. Want to share any details of the hunt? Seems like you had a lot of skill put into the pursuit.
  3. turbo

    Unit Advice

    that sounds about right. Little under a gallon a day. However, you are on the edge. another half gallon?
  4. I will keep this alive. Saw two big bucks from a water source. Next day, saw two big bucks at the same water source, and I was up there 400 yards up, ready to kill. Spent the weekend in shooting lanes-ASAT-hide position at that water hole creek zone. Watched an older, whiskered doe come in down the hill, and she fed and watered for 30 minutes close to me. 8 yards, closest. The next day, flung a blunt arrow (primitive stumping arrow) at the spot. Would've been a dead deer. Ambush hide hunting is cool. I practice sitting, about 80% and I want to shoot a Grizzly into a big coues this week. Stay thirsty.
  5. An 8 pt, little but nice, turned away from a certain death at 80 yards or so. Followed him and a doe, and ended up down the hill. Set up an ambush. Then, I saw two bigger ones, far off and high, And then of course it was 630 in the evening, and that was that.
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    First Archery Coues deer

    Good job. What method? Blind? Spot and stalk? 15 yds is close.
  7. Yeah, I saw him driving out of the last weekend's hunt. Driving?!? He and a buddy were cresting a hill, but that hill is hard to reach without walking a bit. Was on the phone, talking to friend I hunt w/in Missouri, and I had to say a few said a few cuss words. The two were doing that "crest a hill at dusk" thing the deer do. Since then, been practicing with the bow, getting righteous, and took a day off work, we will see...
  8. Saw a big coues 11-12? point at dusk, cresting a hill. I would like to arrow something "better" than a small 6 pt.
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    First day velvet success...

    first deer of the Velvet Season. Wish I had the skill to pick a spot you found. Good job.
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    Coues Camo

    ASAT camo last year and this year. Problems with it: first, being high contrast, it can catch attention when moving faster than a slow walk , as the Marines found out with their Marine ww2 camo,; secondly, the tan can seem a bit light for real dark monsoonal green areas, and the lastly, the girlfriend thinks the full pants and shirt make me look like I am in a clown suit. However, sit under some branches, or behind a lone bush and your golden. I toned down one shirt with RIT green dye because the tan was getting too bone-colored tan. For what it is worth, have had numerous occasions to watch other hunters, in groups, or people scouting. My friend and I notice that the darker camo in the cooler season can stick out in the dried out tan. People in faded dirty jeans or khakis and a grey t-shirt blend in better at a moderate distance, seriously. Another thought, last year a friend in Predator camo stalked some and his Predator top looked to me like a flannel of brown and white. He says ASAT looks like a disco shirt in some situations, and blends in very well in others, and he is 'color' blind. He bought the glasses that correct the colors, and he says that we color normal people are bombarded with too much info compared to him and maybe the deer. I did my own camo studies and I like how ASAT helps when the sun is behind you. I hunt real close, and without a bush or something between you and the deer, it gets chancy. Love camo vs non camo, all these threads about concealment. The second picture is basically what my 2017 deer could have seen. The last picture is ASAT in the green. Do your own test, borrowing gear, second hand stores, etc...fun.
  11. Fell asleep Sat afternoon. Laying down in spare ocotillos. Heard hooves, like they would run over me. Slowly moved, heard an explosion of hooves, and saw a small buck ten yards away, on the other side of a fence. While my arrow lay on my bow, nocked (I am learning), it pointed the other way. His buddy and him never really figured me out, but did not like my initial movement and smell. I am not a good shot laying down, and am looking to harvest a bigger one then usual. Got on them the next morning, but was backlit at 40 yards. Even though I had gone from my knees to lay on an elbow, the sun made me look like a stump, and I moved a bit as a doe came into the picture. A younger buck with the other bucks did not the ASAT stump either. Had I moved to a nearby mesquite trunk, I'd be posting a picture.
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    Bill Quimby August 11 memorial River Reservoir

    Thanks for posting as well. I often wonder about people who "just go away" on these sites. Bill Q. always had solid things to say.
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    Monday Check in

    I start laying off the upper body weights a month or so prior to bow season. Wanting the neurological memory ("muscle memory) to works its magic effectively, so something like a bench press session once a week, pullups, some curls, etc... However, I do more kettlebell swings and light squats, calf raises and core exercise for the mtn hunts, along with slow cardio, some hikes. Brought the poundage down on my favorite bow from 53 pounds at 25" to 46 pounds at 25". So much easier on the shoulder. Shooting stickbow, and many of us wack our rotator cuffs. Noticing the smallest hints of an injury is something I try to pay attention to as I move through the calendars. Chiropractor visits, stretching, and generally chilling out, just to be more aware. If an opportunity arises, be chill, make the shot, that is focus.
  14. Like AZAV8ER said, the mountains like the Catalinas can have areas relatively untouched by human traffic. Just going some place not super easy to walk to can yield deer. At low to mid elevations, even the best case scenario, i.e. dead deer at you feet within minutes as you watch him fall, still leaves boning out time and the walk out, maybe in 90-100 degrees. Higher elevations and the breeze will help you have more time to get your 2018 buck to the rig. And regarding the light weight string and burlap, a successful archer I know back in Missouri utilized that set up for dozens of timberland harvests.
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    Monday Check in

    I walked almost 22 miles, Thursday and Firday, there and back, on the Arizona Trail, an overnighter north of Freeman road in 37B. I am bragging. Mulepackhunter, dang: in my book, that qualifies you as an endurance athlete.