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Offline BigRonHuntAlot

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Re: October Hunting at Fulfillment Farms WITH PICS
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2007, 06:54:00 PM »
Well, Martin and I arrived at camp to find Mac taking a break in his tent. We had our introduction visit and a few talks about the land and hotspots at Fulfillment.  Mac got his hunting gear ready and was off for the evening hunt and we wished him good luck.  Martin and I set up camp as quickly as we could and before long Rob was rolling in. We had a short visit and decided where we would go and were off...

  I decided I would head toward the creek bottom between two ridges that I had scouted earlier in the year. On the way I took a look at my GPS to see how much further I needed to go...only.49 miles, as I crossed a feeder creek I came upon a small field with VERY visible trails and a couple of small poplars that were big enough to put a stand in.  HHMMMMM  Second guessing, Nope lets go to the original destination. After crossing the big creek I was on the Horse Trail and on my way. About 30 yards before reaching my GPS indicator I heard a noise and stopped and squatted down with my LW still on my back and reached for an Arrow.  A doe being chased by a small buck were soon standind still at 15 yards... I didnt have a clear shot on the doe but the buck could have been shot. The DMAP rules prevented me from shooting the young 4 pointer. He had a nice body size for the small rack. As I eased forward to try and get to a shooting lane they were off...   :readit:      :thumbsup:
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Re: October Hunting at Fulfillment Farms WITH PICS
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2007, 07:46:00 PM »
Here are some pics of my shooting lanes...


 
 


 

 
 
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Re: October Hunting at Fulfillment Farms WITH PICS
« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2007, 08:02:00 PM »
I regret to inform you guys that we got RAINED out the days that I could be there and it looks like for the  rest of the hunt. It has been raining too much to take a chance on losing a deer. Maybe another time. It was an enjoyable hunt. Best of Luck to anyone that shows up Friday and Saturday.
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Re: October Hunting at Fulfillment Farms WITH PICS
« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2007, 08:49:00 AM »
Looks like it will clear up around Lunch time Sat. I think that I may head down there for the Afternoon...
How was the Lone Wolf Ron? I may have to get myself one of those  :bigsmyl:

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Re: October Hunting at Fulfillment Farms WITH PICS
« Reply #64 on: October 26, 2007, 10:33:00 AM »
Rob, Ron, Martin, All,

Sorry to hear that the rain forced an end to your hunt, but we really needed the H2O badly.  It was a pleasure to meet you guys and I will look forward to sharing a camp with you again in the future.

I arrived at FF on Sunday afternoon and remained a Tradgang of 1 until Rob, Ron and Martin pulled in on Tuesday afternoon.  I suspected the warm temps might have some folks holding off for the latter part of the week and some relief from the heat, but I could only hunt through Wed. so I stuck with it.

The deer sign was good most everywhere I looked and I hung my LW assault 3 times in 2 days trying to get in the right spot.  Moved it Tues. AM to a field edge with good shooting lanes to the field and back into the white oak ridge behind the field. The wind was perfect for a field shot in the afternoon, but bad if the deer came in from the white oaks behind the stand.  

Of course you already know that's exactly what happened and I was sure the doe and skipper would wind me before I could get the shot but, as luck was on my side that hunt, the wind calmed just long enough for me to get the 18 yard shot off on the yearling. When I saw those blue feathers disappear behind the shoulder I knew she was history. The arrow passed through and she piled up in sight of the stand. I nocked another arrow because the doe seemed undisturbed by the shot but she never gave me the right shot so I climbed down and had the young doe field dressed and back to the truck by 6:15.

Back at camp, as Ron said, we shared stories of the afternoon hunt and discussed the confusion over the DMAP tag situation.  My club has been in the program so long that I thought they must be missing something because there were no field tags, log book or possesion tags in the box?  This meant the only legal way to transport the deer is to use one of your own tags and check the deer by phone.  We did that, after Ron gave me the 1-888-GOT-GAME # to call in. Turns out Ron's recollection of the number was in error because I hung up fast when I heard the sweet voice of the phone sex gal on the line.  We all had a good chuckle after the choice words I laid on Ron before he admitted the number might actually begin with 866.

Anyway, I looked at the DMAP regs on the Dept. site when I got home and I had forgotten that for the first year of the program you just collect biological data and attach a tag to the jawbone.  If all goes well the Dept. issues field tags the next year that you use in lieu of your BG tags.  So if you hunt there later this season be sure to notch yor tag BEFORE transporting the kill back to the DMAP check in station.  They still need a logbook in the box so that hunters can log the kill date, buck/doe, name of hunter, and keep the jawbones in order of kills.  This keeps you from having to go through the jawbones in order to get the next number for your jawbone tag.

Good luck to all of you who came to hunt after I left Wed. and I hope we can keep this thing going for future seasons. It really is a sweet deal for us to have an entire week exclusively. Big kudos to Dave Stein for organizing the hunt. Just wish you could have been there Dave. But hopefully there's always next season for all who couldn't make it this time.  Shoot Straight >>>>--------->

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Re: October Hunting at Fulfillment Farms WITH PICS
« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2008, 12:12:00 PM »
Is anyone setting this up for this year?

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