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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #200 on: November 27, 2012, 01:06:00 PM »
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 Just for those who think I'm not "normal", I got up this morning to a base temp of 14 degrees and chill factor of 9. Not that bad but the winds were predicted out of the SW and they were actually out of the NW. So while I thought about which stand I most likely would screw up I went back to bed. BW  
Barry, how can you go back to bed    :confused:

I know I'm older than you but I didn't think it was by that much...   :dunno:  Once I'm up,..I'm up, there ain't no going back to bed. On the other hand afternoon naps have become a way of life...are you there yet?    :)
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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #201 on: November 27, 2012, 01:24:00 PM »
Ron: I've been getting up at 4:20 every day. Because they had variable predictions the first thing I do is check the computer for the present and hourly predictions. I was still groggy so it wasn't hard to fall back asleep. Yes, now that the peak of the rut is over I'm finding even a 20 minute nap makes a world of difference in keeping me alert for the afternoon hunts. bw

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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #202 on: November 27, 2012, 08:05:00 PM »
"normal" and BW    :confused:  
words not often used in the same sentence   ;)

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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #203 on: November 27, 2012, 10:56:00 PM »
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Originally posted by Barry Wensel:
Just for those who think I'm not "normal"
Don't try to kid yourself Barry, you're not normal!

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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #204 on: November 28, 2012, 03:11:00 AM »
Great read Barry, God bless.

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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #205 on: November 28, 2012, 05:33:00 PM »
Finally got a chance to read this.....

Gotta say thanks for sharing Barry.....great post about a great deer.  And that doesn't even mention the great thoughts you put into the experience and into this post.  

This post will be archived.

Now he will live on through us.....

Many thanks again Sir.      :campfire:
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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #206 on: November 28, 2012, 08:53:00 PM »
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This thread has me thinking a lot also.  The more I think about it I believe that outside a cruising November buck traveling long distance that you need to be setup within 100 yards or so of where a deer is bedded for the day in order to have a chance to even see the deer during daylight. I bet that more deer are spooked by entry to a hunting area than anything. I also think they will not necessarily run like hell. But rather just stay bedded knowing you do not see them and simply wait for you to leave before rising and moving. I actually witnessed this scenario this season while some bedded deer stayed tight while a couple of cross gun hunters were talking laughing smoking and building a ground blind within 100 yards of where the deer were bedded. The deer paid attention to them but were not worried in the least bit. These were public land deer that had obviously played that game many times and were confident they would win again.
When the Orange Army rolls in, we sit in the house and watch the bucks hide. The place that gets shotgun hunted has a big ravine with tall grass. The lazy orange guys will not push into the grass. Every year we sit and watch with the scope as the push starts. The bucks drop into the ravine and follow it to the grass. Then they lay flat. The guys walk past every single time. They are focused on the does that are running in the field. Love watching the deer out smart the neighbors   ;)
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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #207 on: November 28, 2012, 09:09:00 PM »
Barry, did you shoot that yote with an Acme arrow?
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You write just like your telling the story in person.

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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #208 on: November 28, 2012, 10:28:00 PM »
Terry (Green.. not Sunstone): Quit using those big words like "archived". By the way, run it by me once again why you're thanking Gene. Ha. BW

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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #209 on: November 28, 2012, 10:35:00 PM »
Hasn't it always been that way?  You do all the work and Gene gets all the credit?  Some things will never change...  :biglaugh:
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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #211 on: November 28, 2012, 11:13:00 PM »
A very good read!
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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #212 on: November 28, 2012, 11:26:00 PM »
WoW! That got to me... you did the right thing... I let a 6 pter go by the other day and could not explain to my wife why I get up at 5 in the morning to freeze my bottom off, only to let them walk, I can't explain it but I know that I never want to be a guy that kills at every opportunity. Thanx for sharing this great experience.

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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #213 on: November 29, 2012, 03:41:00 PM »
no picture means it didn't happen  :)
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Re: A 100 Year Old Man
« Reply #214 on: November 29, 2012, 04:08:00 PM »
Sorry Barry....I corrected that....the words still count...I was going 90MPH as usual...my bad...

Now I have to go google 'archived' to see if that really is a word.      :D
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