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    report from opening day in medina county

    Saw 5 doe and a nice 10 point at about 0800 headed back into the woods from a bean field..... headed back out this afternoon...

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    out with my son again his morning(barry cty,mich.) 2 bucks,a fork horn & a wide 6 pt., they were hammering the acorns, but no shots & we cann't hunt tonight

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    09/25/11 (Sun) AM report- got on stand at 6:45. Light NE/E wind. I hunted out of an 18-ft ladder stand which overlooks the intersection of an old gas pipeline and new dozer road. Never saw anything other than squirrels going nuts in some hickorys until 9 AM when a doe worked her way along the ridge below me eating acorns. Too far for a shot. Beautiful morning, light breeze kept the mosquitos away, cool, and the woods were going nuts with birds and squirrels. Light rain started at 9:45 so I called it a morning.
    "...the deepest, most permanent features of all great moments outside are the names, faces, descriptions, and emotions. The antlers on the wall...well, they're just bones affixed to boards. But what they represent, however, is flesh and blood - fathers and sons, friends spending time with friends and the the seasons of life when the people we love were still with us. These old antlers on the wall...well, take a seat, my friend, and I'll tell you all about them." -Rev. Zeke Pipher


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    had two small bucks come in at about 8:00 A.M.

    Sat In stand till about noon. No other activity

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    thought I'd also add that I have found a handful of small rubs and spotted the start of a scrape this afternoon.

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    Opening day weekend, what can I say...Fabulous!!! Hunted some wayne co public land first thing. Just pretty much a lazy, hazy day in the tree. no deer, lots of sign, but nothing really fresh. seems to be an area well used by human and deer. Finished out my last few hours on my own plot in ashland co. Passed up a very tasty looking momma doe with twins. No hurry.. Sunday was spent enjoying family at Heritage Days at Malabar Farms, then into my private 5 acres. It was a night of great deer movement. The wind was blowing pretty steady out of the South....Sitting on a split section of corn and hay, just inside the woods. Anything at 20 and 30 was a morsal, the big queens were 60 and 70 out. Came out of the corn and ate in the hay.. Then bedded till I could see no more. Slow decent and slow retreat...Into the week we go...and so many other places to see.... Tell me this aint better than any other sport... Seeker BP
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    09/26/11 (Mon) AM report- got out at 5:15 after the rain stopped. Gorgeous evening. Three does came in at 7:00, mature doe and twins. Passed several shots on the mature doe and waited on one of the smaller twins. The first twin finally stopped at 24 yards quartering away, hit her high, muscle blood only, didn't find her, she's still walking around I'm sure. That's why they call it hunting, I hate it, but it happens. The mistake I made was not shooting the mature doe when I had a chance. But I just can't take shooting mommy when she has twins with her, always ends up being a big scene that makes me feel like dirt!
    "...the deepest, most permanent features of all great moments outside are the names, faces, descriptions, and emotions. The antlers on the wall...well, they're just bones affixed to boards. But what they represent, however, is flesh and blood - fathers and sons, friends spending time with friends and the the seasons of life when the people we love were still with us. These old antlers on the wall...well, take a seat, my friend, and I'll tell you all about them." -Rev. Zeke Pipher


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    got into the woods at 1:30 this afternoon and didn't see anything till about 5. spotted a couple doe about 80 yds. from me. then out of the corner of my eye i seen a deer about 15 yds. to my left. as it come around the brush and trees it ended up 8 yds. right smack in front of me. it looked at me all puzzled trying to figure out what i was and kept bobbing its head and sniffing the air for about 5 min. i thought for sure it was gonna bust and whiff me because the wind was at my back. but i remained stone still and it finally walked away. it was only a button buck so i figured that was probably his mom and bro. or sis. that was 80 yds. away but they didn't come any closer. i just love that intense rush of adrenaline from being face to face with a deer.........

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    09/27/11 (Tue) PM report- Got out of the office late at 5:00 and headed to a spot on a piece of property my cousin has leased. I'm very familiar with the property because I used to hunt it before Mead/West Vaco/F&W purchased it. I hadn't previously prepared this ground spot I was heading to so when I got there I had to quickly trim some shooting lanes and prepare a ground spot behind a big white oak. The spot was on a hillside which overlooked a fence corner where thick brush meets 10 year old pine trees. Below me was a hollow. Deer skirt around the fence corner to travel through the area, making for a perfect ambush site. So I tucked myself back behind a white oak, behind the fence and waited for the evening to unfold. The mosquitoes were bad and the weather was warm, with little wind. At 6:40 I caught a glimpse of a deer coming around the fence corner. I was standing so I grabbed my bow. The yearling doe fed around the corner, through the saplings I had just cut, and started up the fence line toward me. At 10 yards she stopped broadside, I drew, and let the arrow fly. However because she was so close my fletching hit the top fence wire and sailed over her back. Uh-oh. She ran into the pines and deer started blowing in all directions. I quickly knocked another arrow and right after that a mature doe came around the fence corner below me and was heading toward the pines where the yearling went. The mature doe stopped at 25 yards, quartering away, and I had to move slightly to my left to shoot around a fence post. I let the arrow fly and she bounded off and blew a couple times when running off, which was weird for a mortally wounded deer to do. The mature doe went into the pines and there was silence. I was pretty sure I put a good shot on her but I waited 20 minutes, found the arrow, and found her. She was a big doe. I hit her perfectly, the broadhead entered in front of her back hip and exited behind her opposite front shoulder, going right through the diaphragm. 40 yards is all she could go before meeting her maker. I must say I was very impressed by the way my Scentlok Vertigo Tan coveralls blended in to the brush. The yearling at 10 yds and the mature doe at 25 yds could not pick me out.
    "...the deepest, most permanent features of all great moments outside are the names, faces, descriptions, and emotions. The antlers on the wall...well, they're just bones affixed to boards. But what they represent, however, is flesh and blood - fathers and sons, friends spending time with friends and the the seasons of life when the people we love were still with us. These old antlers on the wall...well, take a seat, my friend, and I'll tell you all about them." -Rev. Zeke Pipher


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    Opening day had a fawn come 15 yards of my position. I could hear a couple does about 40 yards away from me in the woods checking around. Something spooked the does and they all retreated away from me. I started hitting the doe call and I had a small 4 point come running and stop at 40 yards from me. He would stare at me and put his head down. He repeated that for about 5 minutes. Then all of suddenly, he stomped his front leg, snorted and weezed, and took off the direction he came.

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