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Offline Maze

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Toughing it out
« on: December 25, 2009, 05:38:00 PM »
Anyone been toughing it out over the past couple days? I'm hoping to make it out tomorrow (26th) night for a hunt. Depending on if I can make it down the lane.

Online mooseman1967

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Re: Toughing it out
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 10:41:00 PM »
The two places I have are on minimum maintenance roads, I would have to walk a 1 1/2 to get there. With this snow we have now it will be at least a week before they blade those out. Right now I can't even make it out of town, there's 7 cars stranded on the highway at both ends of town.

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Re: Toughing it out
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009, 01:10:00 PM »
I'm fortunate to live on my hunting property.
I was out just before lunch just to check the mailbox and look around for movement. Looks like the snow is over but drifts are deep all over the acreage. No sign of anything moving in this weather but I'm sure the deer are foraging somewhere. If I notice any movement near the creek bottom or out on the corn, I'll probably suit up and give it a try, otherwise staying inside. Those wind chills are brutal.
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Offline Broken Arrow 1

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Re: Toughing it out
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 08:28:00 AM »
Heading out this morning for a long walk with the snowshoes (one of my christmas presents) with a couple of friends. It should be fun!
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Online mooseman1967

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Re: Toughing it out
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 11:53:00 AM »
Not fair getting snowshoes!!! All I got was new gloves so my hands won't get wet while shoveling snow. Oh well the last time I went out all I saw was 11 orange vests doing a deer drive during the inline rifle season, could of swore the landowner told me there was only 4 people with permission to hunt and that was all seasons!

Offline Maze

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Re: Toughing it out
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2009, 09:14:00 PM »
I finally made it out tonight. I bet it was close to a mile hike each way in 12" of snow from my truck to my stand. (Great, now I sound like some old man talking about is walk to and from school!HA!)I didnt realize how out of shape I'm in. I started seeing deer moving around 4:15. I had a doe come to about 40 yards, she was the closest. I keep saying "If I have to drag a deer out of there its going to be a big one". Actually I would have a hard time passing up a doe no matter how far the drag. I just like shooting deer! Next time, I'm going to bring a sled along in case I get one. It's gotta be easier to pull one out on a sled than drag it out through 12" of snow!

Next time out should be Wednesday and Thursday! Good luck you guys!

Offline Lunar-Tic

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Re: Toughing it out
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2009, 11:06:00 PM »
After getting the truck stuck on the county road, I was able to hike in for hopefully not my last hunt. No deer movement tonight for me. I'm thinking about  making some snowshoes out of PVC and plastic snow fence. Maze, a plastic toboggan works great for hauling out deer in the snow.

Offline Broken Arrow 1

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Re: Toughing it out
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009, 11:20:00 PM »
Man the snowshoes are great!!!! (Sorry Mooseman) I've seen a few deer but nothing to tremendous. However I know of a dandy of a buck shot last week out by fremont with an old recurve. I'm still holding out hope and will definitley be out again! Good luck to all
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