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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 29, 2012, 11:12:00 AM »
Way to go Tom, Bill and Danny.  Jeff Munday, glad you got some in the freezer.  Be safe over there and thanks for your service.  Bucks are chasing.  Get in the woods after the Big storm.  Lots of activity.  Good luck to everyone.  Jeff
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2012, 05:46:00 PM »
Danny, slow down bro.....save some for the rest of us..


Good shooting guys...so far I've killed a nice doe and passed three small bucks and a coon.

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2012, 04:48:00 PM »
Just about all the areas I hunt have the "earn a buck" system. Since I have already killed a buck I have to kill a doe before I can kill another buck. I have been getting worried since I have daytime pictures of a big 8 poiter and a 10 pointer. Last night I finally got a doe. Now I hope to see one of those big boys. I used a Great Northern Bush Bow Backed with cottonmouth skins (The Kalamazoo Cottonmouth). A fir arrow tipped with an Eclipse broadhead. She went about 60 yards.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2012, 04:55:00 PM »
Congrats Jack...  I've gotten pictures on my phone from Cool Springer.  Bill has taken a nice doe and a 6 pt.  Maybe we can get him to post some pics.  Big bucks are cruising.  Keep after them......  :archer2:
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2012, 06:55:00 AM »
Good luck with the bucks Jack. Hope you get on them soon. Nice doe.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2012, 11:33:00 AM »
Thanks guys. This morning I had a 14" 8 pointer walk by just out of range. Had he come closer I probably would have said "a buck in the hand is worth two in the bush" and shot him then I would be back in the same predicament I just got out of. ha ha.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2012, 03:07:00 PM »
Congrats Jack and also to Coolspringer...He's on a roll now.....I might climb a tree this weekend with the ole Widder....
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2012, 07:48:00 PM »
congrats Jack.....keep 'em coming

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2012, 10:42:00 PM »
I took a couple days off this week and hunted hard.  Tuesday I was on stand in a creek bottom.  At 9:25 the buck I've known for the last 4 years (and mmmmissed last year) was coming down the creek to me.  He ended up turning into the open hardwoods at about 50 yards.  There I was, bow in hand during muzzleloader season, the buck of anyone's dreams in the wide open, clueless that I was anywhere around.  
Needless to say, he gets my knees shaking.  Most who have seen trailcam pictures agree he was a 160 class buck last year.  Let me tell ya, he hasn't started going downhill yet, even though he has to be at least 7.5 years old!!!!  I have his sheds from 4 years ago when he was an impressive 9 point, so he's got to be 7.5+ years.  He's my motivation for getting out there.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2012, 10:51:00 AM »
go kill him Bill. I'm pulling for you!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2012, 05:45:00 PM »
I've had an awesome season...killed a doe at 32 yards passed up 11 small bucks including a 14" 9pointer and seen 3 monsters this Saturday.....we bought 130 acres and really managing hard not shooting anythig less than 16" wide and 8 points.

I will kill anoth doe late season if no buck.

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2012, 07:11:00 PM »
Eat more chicken!
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2012, 12:56:00 PM »
Me and the great northern put a little meat in the freezer.   :)   shot a spike at about 20 yards, ace broadhead, whole chicken arrow, cedar shaft.  my shot was a further back then i would have liked but he only went thirty yards.  i waited about 30 minutes in the stand and couldn't beleive how close he was!

that two for the Scaggs boys so far, and two for the whole chicken.   :)
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 13, 2012, 06:51:00 AM »
Go Club Chicken!  Congrats Kyle!!   :thumbsup:    :clapper:

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2012, 09:01:00 AM »
You guys are all doing well this year.  Congratulations to everybody!      :notworthy:      :notworthy:  


It's been a while since I could participate in one of these threads so I better take advantage of my opportunity.  Craig County checking in.      :archer:    


   
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #75 on: November 16, 2012, 05:49:00 PM »
Kyle, I dub you Chicken Hawk....Nice one Duane.  Congrates to all....  Jeff
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #76 on: November 16, 2012, 06:34:00 PM »
Way to go Lucky.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #77 on: November 17, 2012, 06:40:00 AM »
Nice Duane!!

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #78 on: November 20, 2012, 11:11:00 AM »
There are some great pictures so far.  Nice bucks!  Especially yours Duane!

So here's the hunting report from Isle of Wight county (SE Virginia):

One doe (sorry, no picture) around the first week or two of bow season.  My 8 year old daughter really took an interest when I brought the doe back home so she said that she wanted to "blood trail" my next deer.  

I let a couple of small bucks walk and then this buck came by on the last day of bow season.  My daughter did most of the blood trailing and she found the deer in about 40 yards.  Right next to the deer were a bunch of giant Sycamore leaves.  So she's holding up her trophy leaf in the photo!

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #79 on: November 20, 2012, 11:18:00 AM »
Okay, so I can't post a photo easily.  I need to post it somewhere else and then retrieve it from somewhere else in order for it to show up here?

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