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2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:25:00 AM »
I figured we should start a new thread.  Now I've had a few close encounters, but luck has been on the critters side.  

Got a call from Travis Lillard last night.  He broke the ice with a fine mountain 8 pointer.  I'll try to get him to post a few pictures.

Man - I've never seen or heard so much early rutting behavior.

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 07:49:00 AM »
I got this guy Thurs. evening. I used a Great Northern Lil Creep and a 634gr. larch arrow with a 145gr. Eclipse. It was about a 13 yd. shot and I saw him fall. He dressed 135 lbs.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 09:41:00 AM »
Way to go Jack.  Nice buck.  Can't wait to get back in the woods tomorrow.  Jeff
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 03:13:00 PM »
Congrats Jack!

Looks like I'm going to give it a go tomorrow. Stay tuned....

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 07:17:00 PM »
Bravo Zulu!!!
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 07:37:00 PM »
Congrats Jack.I hope to get back at it next Thursday.Boarding a plane outa Dulles in the morning heading to Orlando for some work stuff.........I have one miss already better than being bored to death..LOL

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 08:17:00 PM »
Thanks Guys. Good luck Allen, I hope the shoulder holds up to dragging out that big boy.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2012, 10:30:00 AM »
OK, I gave you guys a 1 week head start. This morning it was "go" time.

 

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2012, 10:35:00 AM »
Good deal Allen.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 07:45:00 PM »
Got out for a bit tonight, after a soccer doubleheader and a field hockey game.  100 yards or so behind the house; still too thick to see much....but this guy is skulking around, among others.  Back at it for a late morning hunt Monday.


 

Jack, how do you like your Lil Creep?  I've got one coming in a few weeks.

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2012, 07:52:00 PM »
Doc, I can help you with that if you would like....   :smileystooges:

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2012, 07:59:00 PM »
You're nothing if not helpful, Allen...everyone says that about you.  Welcome here anytime, of course.

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2012, 09:39:00 PM »
Daryl I really like it. I bought it last year mainly for hunting out of a pop up blind. But this year when I hunt from tree stands I have been using ladder stands. I have found out they limit your shooting direction more than hang on's, but they sure are easy to get in and out of and are comfy. The Lil Creep helps alot. I may have to get another.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2012, 10:44:00 PM »
:thumbsup:     Meat for the fridge!

Jen and I went out this evening. She had 4 does walk out at about 40 yards. They casually wandered around the pond, and Jen was hoping they would come closer for her shot, but....
  On the way back home she stated to me that her heart was beating a lot faster than normal and breathing got a bit harder.  (She wants her first deer - with a recurve - so, so bad.)

As for me, I saw parts of one critter, but no clear shot ... yet.  

Congrats Allen!
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 08:49:00 PM »
Hey Doc, do you think if four or five of the Cool Spring Gang came down we could simply overwhelm the herd???

Nice going Allen.  You really know how to make the most of your time in the woods.  What has it been so far, 1 hour???   :)
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2012, 09:03:00 PM »
Yep Bill, I gotta hunt fast this year. Not much time for anything these days.   :banghead:

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 07:55:00 AM »
Well Bill, according to the cam, there's Tall Boy and Wide Boy and Really Wide Boy, plus a myriad of smaller fellas....plenty to go aroundd, I reckon.  Right now, you're the only one tall enough to see over the understory.....

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012, 09:54:00 AM »
Pops Scaggs (Black Arrow) sent me a picture of a nice doe.  He'll be eating good.  Congrats Allen and Pops.  :clapper:
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2012, 10:06:00 AM »
She couldn't dodge the flying chicken?

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2012, 11:00:00 AM »
I think he used bubble wrap to call her in....
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