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Title: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Bullet_Bob on October 04, 2009, 12:11:00 PM
Show me the evidence.
Lets see them Virginia Deer you shot.
 
I saw a spike about 30-33 yards away.
Twice he was in a perfect shooting lane.
I did not feel confident enough to shoot him.
I'm a 25 yards and closer at this time.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: chadt1 on October 04, 2009, 03:41:00 PM
I saw a big old doe coming straight to me when the wind changed and everybody knows what happened next.The high light of my hunt was when i got to the tree where my son austin was and i saw one of his arrows on the ground i asked him about it and he said he did'nt know what happened he saw that spike and all of a sudden he got real nervious , shaking and sweating and dropped his arrow off his bow.I laughed and explained to him he just got a good taste of buck fever.Austin told me the spike circle him for over a hour just out of range.Austin was excited and pumped.All and all we had a great day.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 2hats on October 04, 2009, 05:10:00 PM
Right after day break a yearling came in at 3yds under my stand and i drew and my string hit the stand,here I am at 3/4 draw with this little gut staring right at me.I couldn't do anything.He finally decided i was not gonna harm him(little did he know)He took a step and I drew back and released.It went a liitle far back than I would have liked ,but I caught one lungand liver.I gave him some time and found him piled up.Nothing to really brag on but we are having him for dinner tonite and i guarantee it was worth every pound or ounce..LOL/I will post pics later.
  I also saw ten plus deer from that stand a  nice forky got a shave from my Magnus,but that is another story.......Headed back out tomorrow
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 2hats on October 04, 2009, 05:46:00 PM
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm306/ultra06/009.jpg)
 Here is a pic of #1 of the cool Springs gang
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 04, 2009, 07:20:00 PM
I saw 8 yesterday evening. Closest one was about 30 yards. I have them figured out for tomorrow evening, I get to go.

On the way out last night, I have to drive by where my Tues. morning stand is. There were 10-15 deer that had just came by it-headed to the neighbors corn. I could have hunted it yesterday
evening, but wanted to save it for a morning hunt first. This is the same stand that I killed the big doe last year on the first day I hunted.


Congrats again Danny.....looks like some dandy eatin'!!!


Yep Chad, Austin got the fever!!  AWESOME
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Tom on October 04, 2009, 08:42:00 PM
Way to go Danny, guess that knee is not getting you down. Fine eating!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Peachey on October 05, 2009, 06:41:00 AM
Good job Danny   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: David Bartholomew on October 05, 2009, 08:46:00 AM
That would be good eating.  

Congrats!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 3blades on October 05, 2009, 07:54:00 PM
Tender meat on a youngster like that and a small target to hit too. nice shooting!     :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: VA Bowbender on October 06, 2009, 07:37:00 AM
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h21/VAbowbender/Harvests/deer10-5-09.jpg)

Here's a picture of my latest deer from SWMNV resident traditional
bowhunter. The deer was taken on private property in Stafford county. I got
in the stand at about 5:00 pm, at around 5:50 I had 3 does and a spike
coming toward me on a hillside. I had made my mind up that the first deer to
offer a shot I would take. They came from my right and the does spooked some
and moved down the hillside. The spike came in an circled behind my tree.
When he cleared to my left and offered a shot at 25 paces I let fly and made
a perfect quartering away shot and a pass through. He ran 80 yards and crash
rolling down hill another 20 yards. I went and collected my friend who's
property we were on, got the 4 wheeler and picked up my deer. All in all a
good afternoon after work.

54# Predator Classic, Gold Tip 5575 traditional, Zwickey Eskimo w/125gr steel insert.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 3blades on October 06, 2009, 06:04:00 PM
Nice! Man you guys are good to be successful on the first day or so.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: VA Bowbender on October 06, 2009, 09:20:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by 3blades:
Nice! Man you guys are good to be successful on the first day or so.
I'll take LUCK over skill anytime...  :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: chadt1 on October 06, 2009, 10:31:00 PM
Nice job danny, I struck yesterday i killed my first traditional black bear 250 lbs. shoot him at 6 feet, killed him at 1130am went back out in the evening and killed a cow horn and that was my first traditional deer.I had a great day.I have pictures to post but cant figure out how to post them can anyone help please.

Chad Tomlin
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: David Bartholomew on October 06, 2009, 11:24:00 PM
Chad,

P.M. sent.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Peachey on October 07, 2009, 07:49:00 AM
Way to go Chad!!!   :clapper:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Talondale on October 07, 2009, 08:59:00 AM
Congrats Chad.  Email me the pic and I'll post it for you.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Nook on October 07, 2009, 11:25:00 AM
Nice going Chad.  Kill a turkey now and you have the triple crown....  It was nice of Danny to kill one he could drag out himself.  I'm the photographer.  I got some hair from a shoulder blade shot and a broken woodsman.  The grapevine has it that our new lefty Travis has got a doe in the cooler.  Can't wait til Sat.   Jeff
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 2hats on October 07, 2009, 12:10:00 PM
Way to go Chad...That was an awesome day bud.I have had more shots and just not as lucky since the first kill.Still enjoy being out there though,can't wait till Friday afternoon and after them again......Thanks Nook for the photo taking,always a pleasure to share a hunt with ya....
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Bullet_Bob on October 07, 2009, 08:45:00 PM
Spike comes in from my left...   :scared:  

 
My first deer of my life will have to wait..   :banghead:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: UK Bowman on October 08, 2009, 04:34:00 PM
Sounds like everyone had a busy opening Day!

Congrats

See you on the Mountain in a couple of weeks  :campfire:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: chadt1 on October 08, 2009, 05:08:00 PM
Traditional Black Bear
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Talondale on October 09, 2009, 09:11:00 AM
Still no picture there Chad.  :D
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 09, 2009, 04:09:00 PM
Her you go Bob. I got a start at least. Shot both of these yesterday evening.

 (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/1bowcrazy/DSC_2606_484.jpg)

 (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/1bowcrazy/DSC_2610_477.jpg)
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: VA Bowbender on October 09, 2009, 04:19:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by A.S.:
Her you go Bob. I got a start at least. Shot both of these yesterday evening.

  (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/1bowcrazy/DSC_2606_484.jpg)

Fox ain't open yet in VA, unless I missed something.   :eek:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 09, 2009, 07:10:00 PM
Robert, it is my understanding that fox is open on private land with the land owners permission. Firearms season for fox opens Nov 1.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Bullet_Bob on October 09, 2009, 10:22:00 PM
I'm Jealous Alan.......
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 10, 2009, 03:07:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by VA Bowbender:
 
Quote
Originally posted by A.S.:
Her you go Bob. I got a start at least. Shot both of these yesterday evening.


Fox ain't open yet in VA, unless I missed something.     :eek:   [/b]
I have had a couple people question whether it was legal or not to shoot the fox now. I called the VDGIF office and got the answer (the same as I understood before).

There is no closed season for foxes in Va (other than no Sunday hunting), as long as you are hunting on your own property or private property and you have permission from the landowner to kill a fox.


Hope this clears up a little muddy water.

I searched all through the game regs last night and they make no mention of this. Shame on them!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 3blades on October 10, 2009, 03:41:00 PM
That's good to know AS as I see them lots where I hunt and could never get a good understanding of it for bow hunters. That's a nicely placed shoot by the way on that fur bearer!    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: David Bartholomew on October 10, 2009, 07:31:00 PM
Allen, does a red fox taste like chicken?
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 10, 2009, 07:54:00 PM
Tastes almost the same as grey fox, Dave!!  :bigsmyl:  


Work it up in a good stew and you can't tell the difference.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: David Bartholomew on October 10, 2009, 11:06:00 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 3blades on October 11, 2009, 12:38:00 PM
I have a nice red fox pelt from last fall but it was fresh road kill rather then my hunting skills. To nice to just let it rot on the side of the road.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: chadt1 on October 11, 2009, 01:33:00 PM
Dave i never got the PM you sent me about posting pictures.But on a more serious note congrats A.S. on your success.A Big Buddy of mine did'nt close the deal last night on a big fat doe.I'm not gonna say who it was (vic) or say how close she was ( 5 yards ).Ha. Ha. Lots of love.

CT
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: David Bartholomew on October 11, 2009, 07:50:00 PM
Chad, you can either send the photos to me for posting, or just give me a call tomorrow.

David


P.S. Vic?  5 yards?  Ouch!    Saying that, a few years ago I missed a large buck at 7 yards.  Heck, in my mind, I can still see my arrow going right over his back.  Ughhhhhhh!!!!!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Peachey on October 14, 2009, 01:18:00 PM
It has been awfully slow around here, I've been 7 times and seen 3 deer. Did finally get a doe monday at 12 noon. We have no acorns up on the mountain this year. The deer dont seem to be moving much, plus the full moon the first week didn't help. Congrats Allen on 2 good shots.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Nook on October 14, 2009, 03:54:00 PM
Nice going Peachy...   Acorns scarce in Earlysville also.  Jeff
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 14, 2009, 10:16:00 PM
Acorns, who needs stinkin' acorns!!! LOL

Way to go Peachy!

I passed up a big fat doe at 18 yards last night....what was I thinking!!???

I think I'm getting too picky in my old age.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 3blades on October 15, 2009, 09:01:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by A.S.:
Acorns, who needs stinkin' acorns!!! LOL

Way to go Peachy!

I passed up a big fat doe at 18 yards last night....what was I thinking!!???

I think I'm getting too picky in my old age.
If that were I rather then you this 40 somthing old bird would have doe meat in the freezer!    :D
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 15, 2009, 10:20:00 AM
Patrick, if I hadn't already had one in the freezer I would have definately let an arrow fly. It was getting pretty late in the evening, and I had to work all the next day....so I opted to pass.

I have passed on lots of small bucks in the past, but this is a first on a big mature doe for me. I guess as we age, our priorities DO change!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Talondale on October 15, 2009, 10:28:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Nook:
Nice going Peachy...   Acorns scarce in Earlysville also.  Jeff
Interesting, I've got plenty of acorns around here.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Nook on October 15, 2009, 11:11:00 AM
Allen doesn't need acorns.....  Must be his animal Magnatism.......  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 15, 2009, 12:31:00 PM
Either that or just dumb luck!!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Peachey on October 15, 2009, 01:56:00 PM
(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r86/22250_photo/09season.jpg)  


Here is the doe I took Monday
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 3blades on October 15, 2009, 07:32:00 PM
Nice!
I hear you Allen as the first and only deer I ever harvested was on a Monday evening and had to clean, bone out and dibby up the meat in 1gal freezer bags all in the same evening. It was with a Bear white tail hunter compound so doesn't really count for this forum.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: David Bartholomew on October 15, 2009, 08:33:00 PM
Your first deer?  It counts!  Congrats.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Tom on October 16, 2009, 03:54:00 PM
Not many acorns in the mts. I'm hunting, passed a doe on tuesday-probably will regret it. Going tomorrow even if it is predicted to be rainy/snowy. Maybe the cold will help with movement.
 Good luck to all-although some seem to have a horseshoe hidden in a certain part of their anatomy,lol.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Nook on October 19, 2009, 11:26:00 AM
I submit my evidence:

 http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=079579
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Peachey on October 19, 2009, 12:07:00 PM
Congrats Jeff.  :bigsmyl:  good eatin there.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 2hats on October 20, 2009, 07:29:00 PM
Whatcha think Peachey,is he worthy?Nook slammed that day and here I AM "just a slinging",again a shot no deer.I think I lost my edge..Least i get to haul Nook's deer in my truck.I am getting closer to them,LOL..Back to the woods tomorrow for four days.......No phones,no nagging employees,,lifes GOOD!!!!!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 20, 2009, 07:58:00 PM
Danny, sounds like you and I need to get some lessons!!!

See you Thursday at lunch.


Peachey...I'll be down in your neck of the woods this Sat, hunting at the Radford Army Arsenal.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Peachey on October 21, 2009, 07:45:00 AM
Ol Jeff done got serious aint he!!! At least you missed Danny, I hit one Saturday and did,nt find it. Good luck Allen, theys some big bucks in there. Hope you get a shot at one.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 21, 2009, 09:13:00 AM
I only get to hunt does this year at Radford. I should draw the buck hunt again next year. I guess it's a small price to pay to get another crack at one of the big boys.

I have a score to settle from my last trip there!!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Nook on October 21, 2009, 11:01:00 AM
Allen is being modest again.  Listen up Gang....  Allen is the first traditional bow shooter to qualify for the Radford hunt.  Two of Three arrows in a pie plate at thirty yards.  He did it with the first two.....  That ROCKS......  Hope he takes a big'ol doe.  Jeff  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 2hats on October 28, 2009, 01:17:00 PM
I am still in search of some lessons.Call me too high/too low.......Will I ever meet in the middle...  :knothead:  I still a slinging,cause I can..lol.I think this Friday I will hunt with a recurve for the first time just to see how high or low i can go...lol..Good luck fellow Virginians
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 28, 2009, 06:19:00 PM
Keep swingin' Dan....this ain't no spectator sport, remember!!  :biglaugh:  

I was real close on a nice 8 pt last night. He winded me when he was about 30 yards out. It was pretty rainy though, not my favorite time to track one. Maybe he'll happen by tomorrow.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on October 31, 2009, 09:52:00 PM
More evidence

  (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/1bowcrazy/DSC_0114_592.jpg)

Here's the story

  http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=080095
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 3blades on November 01, 2009, 05:05:00 PM
Nice buck! Allen is gonna run out of tags soon!    :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on November 01, 2009, 06:49:00 PM
Yeah, I'm going to have to get REAL choosy with my last tag!!  I've got to get on some does now.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Nook on November 01, 2009, 07:42:00 PM
The ACS stikes again.  Nice buck Allen.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Cool Springer on November 01, 2009, 08:52:00 PM
Hey Allen,
The way this season is going, you can buy some of my tags.  I ain't using them  :banghead:  First I couldn't hit them, now I can't find them!
Back at it for 2 hours before work tomorrow.  I love the time change!
STAY SAFE everyone!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on November 02, 2009, 06:23:00 AM
Go get 'em Bill! My last buck tag is going to be tucked away pretty tight now!!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 2hats on November 02, 2009, 08:47:00 AM
way to go Allen.I think I have gave up the bow for this year.Things might come back to me again.I think I have the Swine flu of bowhunting all the aches and pains of missing are still plaguing me.  :notworthy:  keep after them bud...
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Peachey on November 05, 2009, 02:55:00 PM
Good job Allen, man its been tough here. I hunted everyday last week and got one shot at a deer. It was being chased by a coyote. Got the deer and the coyote though. I cant post pictures any more. They put a web filter on our puters and cant get to photobucket.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on November 05, 2009, 07:54:00 PM
Peachey, send me the pics and I'll post 'em for you.

Good going on the 'yote!!
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on November 06, 2009, 04:34:00 PM
Here ya go Steve...let's hear a story.   :campfire:

 (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/1bowcrazy/Peachy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Guru on November 07, 2009, 12:32:00 PM
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Tom on November 08, 2009, 05:24:00 PM
Way to shoot Steve-now we need the story. Nice looking quiver you got there and some backstraps to boot.
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Talondale on November 09, 2009, 10:24:00 AM
Cool.  I've had a yote howling around my house for the past month now.  Haven't seen it yet.  Was barking Saturday morning in the field below me.  What's the story on that one?
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Nook on November 09, 2009, 01:17:00 PM
Nice shooting Steve....  The bucks are chasing...  Good time to be in the woods..  Hope to have more evidence....  Good luck everyone...  Jeff
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Peachey on November 11, 2009, 10:42:00 AM
The deer ran up behind my tree and stopped about 40 yards away, it stood there for a few minutes looking back from where it came. I heard a dog bark one time like a yap. It sounded like a little house dog, just one yap. It was probably a couple hundred yards away. About every 45 seconds to a minute I could hear one yap, but it was getting closer. Finally the deer started to run right by me, I drew and bleated real loud with my mouth and the deer stopped about 15 yards away. I shot it and as soon as it ran off I heard the yap right behind me. I saw the coyote running right at me. I just barely had time to get another arrow on the string and shot it running at about 10 yards. Alot of people I have talked too are seeing and hearing coyotes this year. We had a bunch around about 5 years ago, but the past few years you didn't hear much about them. Gonna try and get the predator call out this winter and hunt them. Steve
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: 2hats on November 13, 2009, 08:00:00 AM
Congrats Steve.I miss the early season bowhuntin already.Now the woods are bare and bullets are flying,and I am contributing as well.The love of the hunt is always with a bow in hand though.I still might get another swing at one.Take care and good huntin..

Danny
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: A.S. on November 15, 2009, 11:26:00 AM
OOOPS.....I'm now out of buck tags!!

15 yards....1st day of gun season....done deal!

  (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/1bowcrazy/DSC_0140_613.jpg)

And a Chuck Adams pic just for Bill W.!!  LOL

  (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/1bowcrazy/DSC_0144_617.jpg)


 http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=080693
Title: Re: Show me the evidence.
Post by: Cool Springer on November 15, 2009, 10:04:00 PM
Thanks Allen!  I can now see that he has at least 12 inch tines and weighs about 250+.  Your photographer never ceases to amaze me!

You certainly are finding the bucks this year!  I'm envious. I took the smokepole out a few times and didn't see much, so I've decided to get the bow back out.  I'd much rather shoot a doe with a bow than a buck with a rifle.

Good shooting.  See ya soon.