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#16 PRDATR

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Yeah, you and most everyone else up here!

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Must be the opener.


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#17 Roosevelt Mark

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Wow that's crazy.

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Time to revive this tread, I'm headed out west on Saturday to give it another try!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate this time.  Might be my last shot for awhile to cross a coues deer off the bucket list so wish me luck. I have a Javi tag again too. 

 

Funny, growing up in the Midwest as a kid all I did was read books about the desert and the critters and plants that call it home.  To this day it still fascinates me more than any other place. 

Love the dedication Speedy!  If I knew the Southern part of the state, I wouldn't hesitate to lend a hand or offer up some advice.  Good luck this year and hope you come away with an awesome story to share!



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Safe travels, See ya Saturday Mark...


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Yeah, you and most everyone else up here!

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Must be the opener.

 

Is that Fishing for Ducks on Lake Mille Lacs? 

 

Might not be but sure looks like. My buddies and I participate every year. None of us have ever have caught a fish but had some fun and a little luck in the raffles. It's a huge fundraiser for Ducks Unlimited in the state. 



#21 Speedy

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Its an ice fishing contest in forest lake to win a truck I believe.

Update from the desert. Hunting is very slow in the Santa Rita's. I've only seen 3 does and no javi since Saturday. Doesn't seem to be much sign either so not sure what's up. At least it's warm. Was -17 when I left and 81 when I got to Tucson. dang near a 100 degree temp swing! I'm still acclimating to the heat, low humidity and constant sunshine.

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Its an ice fishing contest in forest lake to win a truck I believe.

Update from the desert. Hunting is very slow in the Santa Rita's. I've only seen 3 does and no javi since Saturday. Doesn't seem to be much sign either so not sure what's up. At least it's warm. Was -17 when I left and 81 when I got to Tucson. dang near a 100 degree temp swing! I'm still acclimating to the heat, low humidity and constant sunshine.


Good luck! Keep us updated!

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Sorry i havent hooked-up with you Mark, I'm feeling like crapola, cant get a breath of air, and sunday morning i couldnt figure what campsite you were at...

Going to be 'cooling-off' the next few days, hopefully some bucks move into the area...

I'l send you a Pm to up-date the javi's situ...


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#24 Speedy

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Errrrr...how the heck do you kill one of these little buggers! Finally see a buck and he stops on his own at 20 yds so aimed true but he ducked anyway and the arrow bounced off his back. After a frustrating search for the arrow looked up and it was 10 feet up a tree!

He was just barely a 3x3 so not huge but he would have been a trophy for me. Also had a spike come by the same trail but I'm sticking to my goal of 3pt on one side.

I think I have it on video so will post when I get home. This makes it 3 shots at coues and no blood. Starting to think I'll never kill one.

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You are getting there Mark...I have faith in ya mate, you'll get it done...


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I've had similar situation in reverse.   I went rifle deer in central Wisc. past several yrs. you get one buck tag and several does tags. we went 3 yrs  without even shooting a doe!

 

hang in there-  lots of close calls means  your  doing most things  right .  just need that one time  for it to be  -"TAGIING TIME"

 

I have managed small bucks the last 2 yrs in wisc.  but  both  were the dreaded  crossbow season.

 

I passed on the rifle season  -  unless you like   -   0  degrees hunts to single  digit  

 

the end oct. first Nov.  in wisc.  is great  - though  we did get an early snow-  lol

 

so never knowing what the weather will do - is nation wide.



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Wow! Talk about a close call! Excited to see the footage.

 

Sounds like you're doing the right things especially seeing you're getting to 20 yards. Patience kills. It's only a matter of time. Go get 'em!



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Can't wait to see the footage....






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