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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2014, 08:10:00 PM »
So there's a rumor that Travis got one.  But it's only a rumor until we see a photo.  Same for the bald eagle.  It didn't happen until we can see it in a photo.

I was invited to hunt a property in Southampton with traditional bowhunters this past weekend.  Greg made the longbows that a couple of the guys were using.  They specifically told me to shoot the first deer so I did.  I was a small spike and I didn't even see his antlers until I walked up on him.

One of the longbow shooters scored on a beautiful 8pt.  Both of the pictures will be posted tomorrow (with David's help) when I remember to get them on this computer.

And lastly, one of the other guys took a beautiful Pope & Young class unicorn.  But there won't be any pictures because it didn't happen!

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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2014, 11:17:00 AM »
Well Curtis you forced me to get photobucket on my phone.  Here is Mister Travis Lillard aka Bear Paw, with a Madison mountain nanny.  I was 150 yards away with a white labradoodle sniffing at my doe pee.  Such is luck:

 

By the way congrates on the spike.

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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2014, 11:28:00 AM »
While I'm at it here is the rest of the Cool Springs gang.  Wow has it been a week already.

Bill, Allen and Danny:

 
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2014, 09:08:00 PM »
Travis, congrats!


These photos are for Curt.   I think he'll be along to say what, and where, and who.


 

 
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2014, 06:45:00 AM »
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2014, 07:38:00 PM »
I went out after work, and only saw two does at/about 5:50.  They were trick or treating! So cuuuuute.  I just couldn't shoot.


(In all reality, they were out / about / somewhere in the 50 yard range, and for me.... way to far.)
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2014, 08:45:00 AM »
This morning, I woke up and looked out the window to this!  It was an old target, but I guess some love struck buck saw her as "the one".  
RIP!!


   
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2014, 08:19:00 PM »
I don't think he was her first  :)

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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2014, 11:55:00 PM »
This was a few years ago. Nope... no scents. Just the smell of foam!

 
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2014, 10:31:00 AM »
Eeeeewwwww!  I thought maybe I'd like to get some more targets from you.  But now I'm not sure since I see how they've been used.

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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2014, 09:50:00 AM »
Well I finaly got my chest cold under control and took this six pointer Saturday evening. 11-8-14.

 

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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2014, 01:14:00 PM »
Nook, Very nice!!!
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2014, 03:07:00 PM »
Good one Jeff.
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2014, 06:02:00 PM »
Beautiful buck!  Congratulations.

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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2014, 11:54:00 AM »
Well, looks like we are winding down the Deer season.  I plan on harrasing a few does with some time off the next two weeks.  Last time out I had a small herd of bunched up does running from ridge to ridge, at last light.  Maybe one will come my way.  Hope everyone has a great Christmas.  Jeff
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Re: 2014 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2014, 06:25:00 AM »
Once I get over this flu bug I will give it a few more chances. Been slow this year but it ain't over til that lady sings a final note. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all TG'ers in Va.
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