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    10/01/11 opening morning in Pa
    was 47 degrees when I left home, with rain looking sky all morning, and little to no wind!

    hope temps stay this low and get lower!

    well was a slow morning saw a few deer on the drive in on the farm all doe, and or fawns

    only sat till about 8;45, nothing moving and mosquitoes were getting thick

    I think i am in for a lot harder season, as waterlevel are beyond high
    I have a small stream that runs the propperty and 60+% of my normal deer bed on teh other side, the steam is normally only about 2+3 ft deep and about 10-15 ft wide
    right now its about 40-200 ft wide and about 10-20 ft deep, its un real, all the swamps are now like ponds, so what ever deer were bedding there ain't now unless they have a house boat!
    I think many of the deer are trapped on the other side of the creek
    so i am at the mercy of mother nature till the water levels come back down, and calling for more rain today and the hext several!!

    trail cam pic, that most of my regular bucks I got pic's of daily for weeks now, are down to just 3 of the 16 or so that seemed to be on every day before the flooded waters
    and not even getting many doe pic's now either, and I normally have too many of them

    and mosquitoes, talk about thick with them, never in my life have i seen them like this,
    going to be hard hunting till water comes down
    may have to relocated till then up north and that sucks.
    be back out this evening
    hope other have it better than me!

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    evening hunt, started off Ok, was cool 48 degree's, and a light drizzle
    little to no wind
    at 5'30 had two doe, and two fawns feed out in a plot about 80 yrds from me for a while, then like clock work,i had a few bucks walk past me, and stop at 21 yrds to watch the doe's
    had 5 bucks in all come by, all about 5 minutres a part, and everyone stopped right at the 22 yrd spot for about a full min quarting away
    one 4 pts and four 6 pointers, just way too small

    here are there pic's from trail cam's

    this one was the biggest, folloed by the rest all smaller
    don't have a pic of the 4th six that came out tonight he was a new to me buck
    By the end of the evening it was pouring the last hour and a half, wind was heavy, actually bleew my quiver off a bow hanger(thats a first for me too) and was 41 degre's while I was driving home
    overall not a bad sit, but deer movement is way off with all the flooded areas at the farm right now






    and the 4 ptr

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    I've seen no rut activity as of yet. I've made it out twice the first night 9/24 I had a button buck walk past(I gave him a free pass) 10/1 I made it out for an evening hunt had a little forky walk through(another free pass) He ended up winding me and moving off to a corn field. I did however hear at least three other deer splash through a ditch that seperates the bedding area from the corn field. They were moving kind of late, but I was surprised to see they were heading for the corn as it was plantedlater than most and at this point it is still quite green.

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    10/01/11 (Sat) AM report- awesome morning, 38 degrees, nice consistent W wind, I sat in a white/red oak grove in the corner of my property. I saw 3 does, 4 small bucks, and 1 unknown deer (couldn't see for brush). Could have killed any of the does but there was too much deer movement to be shooting a doe and the bucks were too small, the one buck was a 2x4 with velvet, very odd looking, and was trailing the four does.

    10/01/11 (Sat) PM report- awesome evening, high 40's and light rain with NW wind, I sat along a pasture field edge where deer follow a fenceline to cross it in the evening. I saw 8 does, 2 small bucks, and 3 unknown deer (too dark to tell). Could have killed any of the four does that crossed in front of me but my father in law has been seeing a decent buck in the area so I waited to see if he appeared, he didn't.
    "...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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    10/03/11 (Mon) PM report- 55 degrees with N/NW light, consistent breeze. Nice evening. I hunted the oak grove I hunted on Saturday. At 6:15 I kept seeing a deer's tail wagging in front of me about 45 yards through the brush. Finally a branch fell out of the tree and scared the yearling away. Then at 6:45 a BB followed by a 5-6 pt came out into an opening at 50 yds and ate acorns until dark. That was it. Beautiful evening to be in the woods though, squirrels were going nuts.
    "...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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    10/03/11
    no am hunting, had things to do, but at 6 am it was raining and only 33 degree's in my back yard, cold and wet!

    this eveneing, got on stand at about 3;45, had deer already out in my foodplots, they busted me trying to get to a stand!

    was 45 degrees, little to no wind, and a light rain!, and loioked like it was going to pour any time
    so i decide to sit in my one stand i have with a roof over it

    at 4;30 had a small 6 ptr come by at 35 yrds, then follweed by another 6ptr, 10 minutes later
    they decided to do some friendly sparring for about 15 minutes, then went back to feeding
    5;10 pm, had a big Great blue heron land just above me on a branch say 3 ft above me, and take a huge crap, thank god I had that roof or i would have been pissed about being crapped on by that huge critter!
    5;45, had one of my best bucks come out 80 yrds from me, he is not huge by any means, but veru above average for my area
    he is a 18" wide 8 pointer, with about 6" bases, but thin and short tined, maybe in the 130's, he fed for over 20 minutes at 80 yrds then went back into the timber, he came back out same place with one of the other better 8's i have again in the 130's but heavier and only about 15 inches wide

    they are going to be very tempting, as i really only have one deer I have seen this yr bigger than these, but they really need one more yr
    but with all the poaching i have and hunting pressue next to me, if i pass it could very easily be for nothing ,

    then I had a few more smaller bucks, and a few does come out, only a few came into range though, but was an active evening

    sad part is with all the flooded woods near me, all my normal hot spots are off, as deer are now entering food plots in wierd places due to water effecting how they can get about, and i guess where there bedding now as to before the flood!
    so most of my sets are not like they should be, now most deer seem out of range from them, will be hitting the climber i think!

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    10/04/11
    Ok didn't hunt this morning, raining and just didn't have it in me

    evening got on stand at 3;30, steady breeze but light, tenmps were about 55 degrees,a nd rising till about 6 then dropped
    a slow drizzle at first then the sun came out from about 5 till end of day nice sit
    tons of mosquitoes
    thermacell tomorrow for sure!
    didn't a deer till 5;45, a small doe

    then about 10 m inutes later deer were coming out of the woodwork
    they seemed to be every where

    coming from all direction, actually was terrible, as I didn't know what way to get ready for

    had a one of my better bucks again the wide 8 ptr working his way to me, was going to be a test for sure o if i could pass him, he on the edge of what i would like, and huge potential if he could just live one more yr

    he was following a few small bucks that walked right by me at 15 yards along a fence(7-8 ft tall in most spots0
    and just when I thought i would have to see what i would do, he jumped the fence at 31 yrds and was then at 38 yrds when he past me, too far and glad he helped me hold back!
    I had about 12 bucks now out in a food plot about 50 yrds from me

    then i had a few new bucks show up, all in the 120's and one very nice 10 I would say at about 140 or so, dark horns and tall tines good mass, but only about 15 wide, but tall! but they were new bucks for me to see, came from off the property, and actually had to swim across a flooded stream, I could hear them swimming due to how fast the current is, they had to work at it to cross, and then shaking the water off, was pretty cool to hear!

    decided I would kill him if i got the chance

    i had about 15 deer any where from at the base of my tree to about 30 yrds from it, and i couldn't move too many eys all over the place

    they started to work there way to the food plot, was able to move a little for a shot, but still had so many all over
    I use a fe rocks for yardage markers, and had a few close together at 22-35-38 yrds the ones i use!, and some mixed in I don't, and I had a deer on almost every one so guessing which one was what was what i did

    this 10, decided to leave and when he hit one of the rocks/markers i thought was my 35 yrd one, I put my 30 yrd pin on him, and aimed a tad high

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    RIGHT over his back, he was at 25 yrds, I missed judged, , thought it looked closer, but was looking at the rock he was next to, and it wasn't one of my marker rocks, I just thought it was and was trusting that, and not what I was seeing for distance

    so a clean miss

    he ran about 60 yrds, and then worked his way where ever, never really knew what happened or where I was


    I decided to call it a nite, still had about a half hr, but when he bolted a most of the deer left the food plot and figured it was a good way out right now without getting busted
    so I took it, didn't see a deer or hear one see me(no snorts or running sounds)

    got back to my truck, and remembered i left my quiver in the tree

    so I waited a little bit, and decided I could drive prety close, and that would be a safer way to go get it

    when i got to the food plots i counted 42 deer, 15 bucks that had branched antlers, and the big buck i shot at! so he didn't go far, they ran when i got close in the truck, and qquickly grabbed the quiver and left

    great nite minus the miss

    also here is the wide 8 i passed, hoping he live to see next yr


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    10/05/11 evening hunt
    warm today 68 when I went in at 4 pm, steady 10 mph winds

    didn't see a deer till 6;10pm, had a gropu of doe and yearlyings show up right under me and feed in the plot a totale of 10 deer all females, even the fawns were all doe, no buttons at all

    then at last light had mroe deer pour out, but too dark to tell what they were

    was 50 degrees when i left, and calling for a drop to low 30's tonight

    but a high of close to 70 tomorrow, so a swing in temps now
    hope it dry up some of this flood water!

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    10-4-11

    Light NW wind. Does seem to be moving really early adjacent to the crop fields browsing for acorns. Bucks seem to be coming out into the fields at last light.

    Forgot to post 9-25-11 had 2 of shooters come out right at last light. One was the buck thats #1 on my hitlist, 170" 10 point I call "Kicker 10" because of his kickers off his G2's. I haven't been able to get back in that stand yet because of classes and no south wind. Once I get a south wind I will be right back in that spot. He seemed to be up early browsing for acorns in his staging area, then right at last light moving to the alfalfa field. Will keep everyone updated....

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    10/06/11
    didn't hunt this morning
    went to Cabela's
    BUt had a heavy frost this morning in my yard!

    evening hunt, 63 degrees at 4 pm,
    didn't see a deer moving till about 6 pm, then they started to hit my corn, comng out of the woods in about 20 different spots
    tried to keep a count but too many mixingg in with each other
    I would say about 28-30 doe and yearlings and 3 small 6 pointers, that I could see, 2 of them walked past me at 10 yrds,and so did a few of the doe, but 80% of the deer were 60+ yrds from me in and out of the corn

    was 42 degree's when i hit my truck at about 7;30 pm
    and calling for low 30's for tonight

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