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Offline Elkstabber

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #80 on: November 20, 2012, 11:36:00 AM »
Photobucket doesn't like me.   :confused:

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #81 on: November 20, 2012, 10:36:00 PM »
Thanks for the compliments guys.  It's a nice little mountain buck, and I'll take a little luck anytime it comes my way.

Curt, congrats on the success.  I want to see your pics.  Try using  imageLinky  rather than the bucket.  Just upload your image and copy/paste the forum link.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 21, 2012, 07:47:00 PM »
Great job Kyle good to know the whole chicken is still kickin..lOL

Dewayne congrats on a nice buck.good to see you on here with us.I haven't been out with the bow any more carrying a pistol now,but have a new to me bow coming it might be aspiring again...\\

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #83 on: November 23, 2012, 07:54:00 PM »
So here goes with the Isle of Wight county hunting report again:

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 #84 on: November 23, 2012, 08:14:00 PM »
Whoa!  That last pic was a really big photo!  The next one is 320 pixels.

Great advice Duane.  ImageLinky was easy.

This past Saturday I had an interesting experience!  After only being up in the tree for a few minutes a turkey flew up into a tall pine and kept putting after sitting up there.  This is really unusual behavior because they usually go silent after flying up in a tree.  Then a squirrel sounded the alarm for a few minutes followed by a deer snorting non-stop.  That's when I realized that there was a predator somewhere.  The deer just wouldn't stop snorting.  Thinking it was going to be a coyote (I trapped 6 last year) I prepared for the shot.  I was surprised when it turned out closer than I thought (15' from the tree) and it wasn't a coyote it was a bobcat!  Just about the time when I was wondering if I wanted to shoot a bobcat my arrow struck him.  He only managed to go about 15 yards.

I've skinned him and hope to have a bobcat quiver by the spring!

 

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #85 on: November 23, 2012, 08:18:00 PM »
Whoops!  I did it again!

Here's the bobcat:

 

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #86 on: November 23, 2012, 08:21:00 PM »
I guess size does matter!

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #87 on: November 26, 2012, 03:00:00 PM »
Nice ones Curtis.  Congrats.  Jeff
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #88 on: November 27, 2012, 08:30:00 PM »
Nice buck and good shooting on the kitty.  Looks like life is good in Isle of Wight.

Tell your daughter that this forester is impressed with her leaf.  That is a trophy leaf without question.  Very cool to see her out there with you.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #89 on: December 08, 2012, 10:07:00 PM »
Fantastic Curt!  Sorry for the late reply, my computer has been in the shop for over a week!  :banghead:  

Hope to see you a Dixie in a couple months.

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #90 on: December 09, 2012, 05:36:00 PM »
Thanks Allan.  I'm shooting the strings that you made for me.  

I attribute most of my good fortune to shooting LEFTY!

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #91 on: December 09, 2012, 08:38:00 PM »
Love to see my strings in action!  :bigsmyl:  

I'm sure the guy tugging on the string had a little to do with it as well!

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #92 on: January 02, 2013, 03:32:00 PM »
this ain't archery related but i thought i'd share the quick tale since some of ya'll know my my old man, Pop Scaggs, creator of the full chicken arrow.  He came up for a late season rifle hunt this weekend,  hunted new years eve, saw three and some turkey but no shots.  went out new years day, late around 8:30.  we picked our spots and started heading off and i got about 1/2 way to my spot and heard three shots in a row.  then i get a text from the old man that says, "bring the truck".  i get over there and Pop Scaggs has shot two bucks, one eight pointer and one seven.  needless to say it was a great father/son hunt, some fancy shooting by the old man, and nice start to the year.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #93 on: January 04, 2013, 07:51:00 PM »
But you said you heard "three" shots.  Why was there only "two" bucks?  What happened???   ;)  

Cherish the good times with Pop!  Congrats to you both.
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #94 on: January 04, 2013, 10:22:00 PM »
Twitchy triggger finger?

Anyway... tell Pops congrats!

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #95 on: January 05, 2013, 07:08:00 AM »
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[QB] But you said you heard "three" shots.  Why was there only "two" bucks?  What happened???    ;)    

Just what I was thinking Bill.....

Ol' man must have fired a warning shot to give them a running start!   :biglaugh:

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #96 on: January 06, 2013, 08:05:00 AM »
Pops must've scored the "Buy two, get one free" single shot rifle blister pack.....how does he carry 'em all?  Fancy shootin', though   :thumbsup:

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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #97 on: January 08, 2013, 12:53:00 PM »
there was a squirrel sitting on one of their backs i forgot to mention, sorry guys.   :)
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #98 on: January 08, 2013, 09:23:00 PM »
With three deer down this year, I hope there's room in the freezer for that squirrel   :thumbsup:
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Re: 2012 Virginia Harvest Thread
« Reply #99 on: January 09, 2013, 03:12:00 PM »
'Ol Pops is so tough, he probably ate that squirrel raw while he was draggin' out the deer.   :scared:

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