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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2016, 09:35:00 AM »
Just wanted to drop in and say congrates to you guys on your success. I have been out and seen game but the only thing I loosed an arrow on was a nice Gobbler.Well the results was in his favor,my LB limb found the blind upon release and well you can guess what happened. All in a days hunt lol.
Tom I am glad to hear you are out enjoying the woods....

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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2016, 10:03:00 AM »
Thanks Danny, timing is every thing and for a change mine was spot on with the hips. Went out Thurs and passed a young 6 but saw 4 turkeys which I haven't seen on the mountain in a few years. Hope they make a comeback. Best of luck (and skill) to y'all.
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2016, 08:15:00 PM »
I was blessed with doe # 2 for the season this evening. I have seen this doe the two previous evenings that I have hunted. I made a move on her this evening. It worked out just right.

The shot was 18 yards. I watched her go down about 50 yards away.  43# ACS 370 gr. Beeman Centershot tipped with a VPA 125 gr 3 blade. It zipped right through her.

 

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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2016, 06:32:00 AM »
Good going Allen on a fine doe. Leave room in the freezer for the buck meat.
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2016, 08:55:00 AM »
Thanks Tom. Yep, it's time to start looking for a buck.    :thumbsup:

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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2016, 09:33:00 AM »
Congrats again Bud.  Way to start the season.   :clapper:
"After all, it is not the killing that brings satisfaction; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport." Dr. Saxton Pope
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2016, 03:08:00 PM »
ACS and Ten Ring Strings...  A Virginia deers' worst nightmare:

 

Saturday morning 10-15-16.  Same set up as above.  I like them at 8 yards.     :thumbsup:
"After all, it is not the killing that brings satisfaction; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport." Dr. Saxton Pope
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2016, 09:40:00 PM »
Great job.At least Nook is showing me what they look like.lol
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2016, 05:44:00 AM »
Congrats again Jeff.

I have passed a few small ones lately. Evan is none to happy with me.    :scared:

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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2016, 08:14:00 PM »
This past weekend was our Cool Springs Bear/Deer hunt.  I hunted last Wednesday evening in 88 degree temps throught Saturday with mid 50's.  I didn't see a deer.  Others in our group did see bear and deer.  Bill Weigold (Cool Springer) got the job done with a nice 8 pointer.  The buck weighed in at 178 pounds live weight.  Very good for this area.  Here it is:

 

A great time with friends is a success in it's own right.   Jeff
"After all, it is not the killing that brings satisfaction; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport." Dr. Saxton Pope
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2016, 08:45:00 PM »
Agreed.  Every hunt with the Cool Springs Gang is a success.

My Friday morning started off with seeing a bear at daybreak.  About 20 minutes later I saw a bobcat.  Then at about 8:30 this buck shows up.  I made a good shot on him resulting in quite the drag out of the hollow (thanks for your moral support Jeff   ;) ).  Later that day I saw a coyote and a red fox.  Quite the day for seeing four legged predators!

The annual camping/bowhunting weekend is always one of the highlights of my fall hunting season.  Thanks to Travis for hosting the event every year.  Thanks to Danny for renting the portajohn.  Hmmm, how do you spell portajohn?     :confused:   Thanks to Allen for always stopping by camp to offer some sound shooting advise.  And thanks to Jeff for, well, being Jeff!
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2016, 05:51:00 AM »
Great job Bill!  I wish life would enable me to camp/hunt with you men once in a while....oh well.

Always a great time just hanging a camp a bit.    :campfire:

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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2016, 11:12:00 AM »
Well Bill I did give you my seat in the truck. You being all sweaty and rutty.     :p    

 

And, I'm the unofficial photographer..      :campfire:
"After all, it is not the killing that brings satisfaction; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport." Dr. Saxton Pope
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2016, 08:22:00 PM »
Nice buck Bill, thats getting your bow broke in this fall. Good hunting to the Cool Springs gang.
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2016, 04:41:00 PM »
Nice going Bill! Man you guys are getting it done!

I have yet to see anything close enough. Here lately I haven't even been able to go, been too busy with work and getting home too late    :banghead:

Hopefully I'll get my chance again. I'm going to bow hunt through Smokepole season to try for my second traditional kill (hopefully)
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2016, 06:31:00 PM »
Congrats again Bill glad to be there and a part of of a sucessful hunt trip. Me on the other hand am just a spectator this year.I have hd the pleasure of seeing deer but no shots.
Work has other plans for me the rest of Bow Season. I hope to still take a stroll again with the bow before long though.Again it isnt always about having one down,but darn sure makes it feel better.lol
God bless to everyone and their sucesses and be safe out there.

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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2016, 09:28:00 PM »
Thanks guys.
For those who've yet to have shooting opportunities, last year I had no shots during the first 3 weeks of the season.  I then killed two deer in two days, followed by another one less than a week later.  Moral of the story, keep after em!!!  The opportunities will come.
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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2016, 02:36:00 PM »
Great job, Bill!

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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2016, 10:57:00 AM »
It's been kind of quiet on here for a few days. Here is the deer that I killed this past Monday. The shot was a whopping TWO yards.    :archer:  

My litte 43# ACS did it's job perfectly again! I love this bow!

Sorry for the hero pics. I'm usually alone, and I had this one processed before the kids got home from school.

 

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Re: 2016 Virginia Hunting Stories
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2016, 02:12:00 PM »
Great job Allen.  This is our last day of bow season.  The young bucks are dogging does.  The big boys will be out soon.....   :clapper:
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