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Offline dhanson

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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2005, 01:08:00 PM »
The suspense is killing me!  Somebody is gonna get something and real soon I think!

Mark is used to shooting the first legal, so I know he is having a ball!

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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2005, 08:29:00 PM »
What happened tonight?

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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2005, 09:01:00 PM »
It's late, someone could be dragging!  Wonder if Mark took his cart?

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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2005, 10:08:00 PM »
Just got in a few mins ago and got something to eat, man all this driving is starting to get to me. Mark had a nice 8 point come in on him this morning but it worked it's way downwind and skeedaddled, can't remember what happened with Chad this morning. I know they moved treestands mid day. When I got there we headed out for an evening hunt.

Wish I had a video camera to show y'all my action tonight.  I took my rapid rails and windwalker and set my stand about 25 yards back in the woods where 2 trails intersected. About 5:20 I heard a twig snap and turned my head and saw brown hide, but it wasn't on either of the trails, it was in the thicket behind me. It crossed a little ravine and I could see it wasn't a rack buck. Anyhow this deer started nibbling it's way thru the underbrush and ended up right under my stand, and I mean right under the stand, at which point I could see 2 little auburn nubs. Anyhow the little buck was sniffing around and found my bow pull up rope which he sniffed and then looked around for me. Never did look UP though and I was less than 7 feet above his back. Then he smelled the rungs on my bottom rapid rail and again started looking for me, and again, never looked UP. I thought "I bet I could spit right on top of his head"...but didn't. Eventually he gave up and started nibbling leaves again and wandered off. Never even got a chance to count coup on him as he was so close and never offered a good shot. Sure was fun to watch though. Later I spotted a big doe out in the green field but that was it for tonight.

Mark never saw a thing tonight.
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2005, 04:12:00 AM »
Outstanding hunt Mickey.Man,I would be shaking in mt boots with that much activity.I've only seen 1 deer the whole season (2 weeks)and that was a little spike Weds morn.  :banghead:
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2005, 07:01:00 AM »
Linc, lots of deer around here, the trick is to get the RIGHT deer at the right time within the same 90 foot or less circle that you are in. This time of the year we pretty much hold out for a nice buck, but a week before Thanksgiving one better be dropping the string on something or the one week gun season which comes in the week after Thanksgiving thins em out and spooks them a bit.

Gee I can remember when we used to see one deer a year..heck the first year I hunted I never even saw ONE deer.
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2005, 07:16:00 AM »
1 deer a day if lucky....That's PA now Mickey so if I stick around for enough years it will get better? Maybe it is time to move to Ohio.I sure miss it..LOL..........Mac~
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2005, 07:40:00 AM »
I hear ya Mac. I managed to get a decent buck, then a doe in York Co. I almost feel like I should put em back! The guys are cryin the blues, they aint seein nuthin.

I was in Tioga co. last week scouting for next year. Saw a bazillion acres of food and cover with no deer.
Got into one area that had some good big buck sign. No deer sightings.If I had a few more days I think I could see a deer...a deer. if lucky.
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2005, 07:41:00 AM »
Hey Mac was just thinking about you. You skewering any brown hides over there? What happened to the Ohio hunt this year? Never did hear from Brian. Di and I are taking vacation next week to hunt "out back".
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Offline Mark Normand

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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2005, 10:03:00 PM »
Well, get out the crying towel.  Here goes...I missed three times today!!!  sob sob.

Had that nice 2.5 yr 8pt come thru at 7am, he didn't follow the norm, got me jammed, and had to take a quickee shot over a close limb, and between two others, the arrow just cleared his back. He jumped off into the buckbrush, I grunted him back in, but he just wouldn't get clear, couldn't shoot again. So off he goes.

Then 8am, a squirrel cuts loose behind me, I get ready, here comes a small 4pt, right under me, out in front, I stop him quartering away with a soft mouth grunt, and proceed to literly shave hair from his brisket! White hair on the broadhead. Too far forward!  Arrrgggh! Off he goes unharmed.

Then this evening we settled on a stand that should produce some does, it did, two does came out right before dark, and one ducked my arrow. Oh man did that hurt!

So I'm done, heading for home in the early morning. I combined this trip with a stop to play bluegrass music in Nashville, and have another music stop in Mississippi tomorrow night. So its been the best of everything.

I can't say enough about the hunting style up here, minimal atv's, small woodlots, easy to pattern, lots of big shooter bucks. So much easier than huge woodland tracts I'm used too. I've seen more deer in one week than I will probably see all season, certainly more bucks for sure. And I mean responsive bucks too.

My host Chad Jones was most accommodating, going out of his way time and again to keep the action going. For a relatively young fellow, he has about 8 huges racks mounted at home, a tribute to his prowness with rattling horns and calling. It was very enjoyable having Mickey join us, after talking with these guys online for years. We ended the week with a quick supper at GoldStar for famous Cinncinati style chili and fixins.

Like I told the group, the first trip to an unfamiliar area is the most remembered. I couldn't have asked for a finer vacation all the way around. Eat, sleep, hunt...for 5 days nonstop. I'm leaving with fine memories, some cool artifacts from Mickey, and Chad's rattlin' bag..oh oh, gotta return that! :-)

These trips are so much fun, I'll try something new next year, and hope it will be as good as this one was! Cheers to you Mickey and Chad, ya'll are in the zone up here!

Mark
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2005, 10:11:00 PM »
Ok here's the last installment of this little hunt as Mark is now headed back to Louisiana and Chad's headed back to work. We had a great hunt culminating in some cedar hitting the air but no deer on the ground. Shots went high and shots went low, and some bucks are much wiser after this week. I was the only one not to release an arrow but that's ok by me I had plenty of opportunities that I passed on and Dianne and I are off all next week to hunt. I think Mark enjoyed the country, the critters, the weather and the company. We took him out to dinner tonight for some Cincinnati style chili so at least he got fed well one night while he was here. I made sure Mark got to take some of it home with him as well as some HDFH. In return Mark left us some Louisiana style sausages and a variey of Cajun spices for marinating fish and meat.MMM good trade! Chad was the ultimate host putting us in some good treestands on private ground in deer rich country. All in all it was a great hunt. Thanks guys, lets do it again some time!

Week after next 4Nolz and Penny will be up here.
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2005, 10:14:00 PM »
Hey Mark, we cross posted.LOL

Great meeting you buddy, have a safe trip home. Hope we get to do it again someday!
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2005, 12:07:00 AM »
Man what a week. It was a week of highs and one real low for me.  :banghead:   We had some fun and seen some great sights from the stand.

Mark was the perfect guest and we got along like we had known each other for years. Nuthin better than hunting with good friends. I tried my best to put Mark on the deer but had some trouble the first couple days. Glad he finaly got a shot.

Things i learned this week:
1. Mickey doesn't eat bait!
2. I couldn't hit water if i fell out of a boat!
3. Mickey and I will not get much huntin done if there is a tv anywhere around.
4. Mark and Mickey can eat their weight in halloween candy!
5. If Mark runs over a skunk, bucks will come into my yard to smell his truck!
6. Mark didn't have near the accent that i was expecting.

All in all it was a great week of huntin. Can't wait to do it again.

Oh and Mark, Keep the rattle bag as a momento. Your welcome back anytime.
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2005, 07:02:00 AM »
Great stories guys!  Seen you guys post over the years now feel like I know you better.  

Now when Mark gets home we will get first hand stories, he is a great hunting story teller!  Makes me laugh and gets me all fired up to hunt!

Mark does like those snacks, tried to load my llamas down with junk food on our elk hunt, ha.

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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2005, 07:23:00 AM »
Awesome hunt guys....making new friends and hunting is what it's all about.I really enjoyed the ride..thanks
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2005, 10:39:00 AM »
LOL just so y'all know the bait Chad was talking about isn't deer bait it's the crawdads that Mark was talking about fixin and eating (apparently in Louisiana fish bait is considered food) ha ha
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Re: My goodness what a night.........
« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2005, 11:31:00 PM »
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apparently in Louisiana fish bait is considered food
LOL yep that was what i was talkin about. I can't wait till Mark posts his account of the trip. I tried my best to put him on the deer and some days it just didn't happen. Hope he had fun but i would have liked to seen him get an arrow in one.
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