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Offline Nook

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2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:46:00 AM »
Thought I would get this years thread started.  Notice I didn't specify Harvest thread...

The Cool Springs Gang had their annual bunny hunt this last Sat. 2-9-13.  In attendance were Bill Weigold, Danny Meadows, Greg Sz., Cid Owens and myself. Plus, two dog handlers and three beagles.  We had a lot of people cancel out.  I know of four shots being taken.  No rabbits.  I don't think we were there to build up our food supply.  We did have a great day afield.  Many stumps were shot.  If any of the participants took some pictures please post.  I neglected to take any.

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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 12:27:00 PM »
I had the first shot and it was "a could a been" but aren't they all.I enjoyed the outing as usual but I did manage a shot before I had to leave half way through the day.Nook,I didn't snap any pics either,thats a first for our group.
Still glad we always make it an annual event,just gotta find more bunnies.The exercise was much needed just the same...

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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 06:27:00 PM »
I was still hunting deer in Chesapeake last week (urban archery season is a great thing) and managed to call in and harvest a gox that was roaming around right before dark. He came out of a briar thicket about 70 yards ahead of me so I knelt down behind some cover anf started lip squeking, I ended up shooting him at three yards and yesterday I did the same thing with a lep squeked in a raccoon and was able to harvest him aswell, Ill post pics as soon as possible. Needless to say Ive got two pelts to practice brain tanning with!
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 01:46:00 PM »
Nice shooting Jon.  Way to start the year.  Jeff
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 09:50:00 PM »
I'm heading to Georgia next weekend for a couple of days in the swamps chasing hogs on public land.  Will post the story when I get home.
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 10:32:00 PM »
I don't know if this counts for hunting stats, but Jen (Silver_Wolf) and I married (yes, to each other) this past weekend.  


David


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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 11:00:00 PM »
Congratulations David!

Pretty slick move waiting until after deer season and before turkey season!  LOLOL

Best wishes and many long years together for you.

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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 06:11:00 AM »
Dave and Jen.....   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:  

Congrats...now are you shooting at Dixie today?

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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 03:26:00 PM »
Ken, Allen... thank you.

We will be at Dixie next month.   Right now, just really busy running with Mathew's Vol. Rescue Squad (and many other irons in the fire).
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 07:29:00 PM »
Congrats guys.....hope to see-you guys at range soon.


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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 09:55:00 AM »
David and Jen.  Congrates.  Who Bagged Who....  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 09:46:00 PM »
Congratulations to both of you!  
Jenn,
Glad to see your opinion of ol' Dave didn't suffer too much when he brought you into the midst of guys like Danny, Allen and Jeff   ;)

Here's to many happy years together.
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 01:10:00 PM »
Bill,

There was no problem there from day one!  

She feels safe sitting around the campfire with old guys.   :)

David

P.S.  Thanks for the kind thoughts.  To me, she's a keeper... my hunting buddy, my friend ... my life!
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 07:39:00 PM »
You mean old guys like Danny, Allen and Jeff.  

I'm not old... Nope. Never will be   ;)  

But enough about a young guy like me.  Good for you.  I love to see a match made in heaven!
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 02:43:00 PM »
Funny Bill....  :biglaugh:
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2013, 04:37:00 PM »
:smileystooges:   equal good memories.
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2013, 07:33:00 PM »
Congrats David..you definitely married up!!!

Good luck to you guys.

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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2013, 12:33:00 PM »
I sure hated to miss that rabbit hunt, especially after Danny invited me  :)   hope we don't miss it ever again, its a fun day in the field.

i just harvested a coon that was in my chicken house with a cedar arrow and a woodsman and the ole great northern.  it was a full chicken arrow too.....theres a good joke in there somewhere.....
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2013, 08:14:00 PM »
GA we will sling some full chicken arrows son.lol
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Re: 2013 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2013, 12:29:00 PM »
OK people...  two days...  Start your engines....

Good luck to everyone.  lets hear some stories...

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