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Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« on: September 25, 2008, 06:42:00 PM »
I went out last saturday evening.  Got in the stand early around 3:45 overlooking a bean field.  Saw four squirrels and then at 6:55 saw a doe and twins about 120yrds in the bean field.  They headed up the ridge to my right.  At 7:10 had a doe and fawn come in from the left and straight to my tree.  At 15 yards the doe threw her head up and was winding me, but looking up into the tree next to me.  She took two more steps then had me pegged.  I remained motionless (wasn't interested in shooting her) she then bounced out to 30yards quartering away.  They then bounded back the way they came.  Fortunately she never blew, so I stayed till dark thirty.  Nothing else came in.

Anybody else see any bucks etc.????
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 08:14:00 PM »
I only hunted last Sunday evening....didn't even see a durn squirrel!!!  I'll hit it again this coming weekend!
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 08:56:00 PM »
The second evening of the season I got a mature doe about 40 yards from the house. First time I've used aluminum arrows instead of wood and was impressed with the results as I got a double lung pass-thru from a 45lb Fedora bow. That's a lot lighter than I'm used to using plus the broadhead is 100 grain Magnus. It not only passed through undamaged it completely cut a far side rib in half. She trotted off about 35 yards and dropped. Been seeing a lot of deer in our alfalfa and clover fields but mostly right before dark. Even had 2 8pts sparring one evening for an extended period of time.
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 09:01:00 PM »
Had a doe bust me last Sunday AM. I knew better than to sit that stand with a SE wind.
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 09:23:00 PM »
0 for 5 here.  Had a couple of close calls w/ turkeys, but no shot yet.  Skeeters gettin the best of me.  Weather next week looks much better though.

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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 09:25:00 PM »
I got my first bow kill on mon, having trouble posting pics with this old computer, shot her from the kneeling position at 5 yds. double lung but not pass through, didnt get to full draw. Went this morning and saw nothing, be back out in the morning!!

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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2008, 09:37:00 PM »
Had a nice 6pt come in under me. Of course all my counties are included in the 4pt. one side rule.  Beautiful buck,,, he bedded under me for three hours. A whole lot of fun watching the "show"....


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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008, 09:50:00 PM »
Good job Ductape and NON-Typical!!  Its supposed to be 84 sat. but I might try and get out.
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2008, 10:57:00 PM »
I can wait. to many seed ticks, skeeters,and heat for me. Cob webs in your face. Except for that its been perfect  :)
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2008, 11:07:00 PM »
I had a doe at 8 yards last Tuesday.  She spotted me as I began to draw and I was contemplating lettin' loose when a squirrel went nuts right over her head!  She jumped about 20 feet and that was the end of that.  The cool thing was I called her in with a fawn bleat even though she was downwind.

My friend in Fulton got a nice 10 point opening morning that scored 134.  He said the buck bedded at 15 yards and he was frozen in his stand for over an hour until the buck finally stood up.  

I'm still looking for my first trad kill although I gave it my best trying to get revenge on that squirrel!

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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2008, 11:16:00 PM »
Got out the first Fri and Sat. The mornings were OK. Sat afternoon was hot going in. Saw a couple of slick heads 80 yds out Fri morn. It was really still and when I brushed the feathers on an arrow one of them was right on me. Saw three turkeys walking out. Won't get out this weekend but after that lookout! All kinds of V days to take   :)
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2008, 12:02:00 AM »
I know two people that have taken 8pts, but I have yet to get out myself.  Saturday will be my first outing on a managed hunt.

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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2008, 01:03:00 AM »
Had an 8 point and a big 7 point at 15 yards in my double bull last Saturday evening, but couldn't get a shot.  Gonna try a climber a little deeper in the woods tomorrow, and Saturday if necessary.  It is hot with a lot of bugs though.
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2008, 02:40:00 AM »
Hey Brian, what's up?

Haven't even been out yet but hope to get out this weekend.  Maybe Sunday.  Got a campout with my boy for cub scouts this weekend so don't know if I'll make it or not.  For sure I'll get out by Monday am though.
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2008, 07:55:00 AM »
Good luck up there, Chris? Congrats on drawing the tag. What is the total tags drawn for the area?


Let us know how things go.


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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2008, 08:44:00 AM »
I've been out once with the bow and a couple of times with just the binos. I had the wife with me on one trip and she got to see a doe with triplets fairly close(51 yds). The "Woogchilde"(my daughter) has taken 2 does and a button buck thus far. All of her deer were taken from the ground. The last one was on an open field she happened to be walking across. She dropped to her knees and using just her natural voice bleated the doe within her comfort zone then waited patiently for the doe to look away momentarily. That was all she needed to put an arrow in the vitals.
I told her she needs to back off for awhile because staying up late processing deer is getting old. It's just too hot for me to want to stick anything yet but I would be sorely tempted if one with nice spots on it walked by...lol
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ps don't hate on me because Woog has ventured over to the dark side and is shooting training wheels this season. I do think she'll switch back over when she gets bored with whacking and stacking.
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2008, 09:10:00 AM »
How old is you daughter?
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2008, 09:12:00 AM »
19 until Groudhog day in 09. Man! Do they ever grow up fast!!!
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2008, 09:14:00 AM »
I am 20 i have got my first trad bow in the mail, i have been borrowing one from Hogdancer.
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2008, 12:55:00 PM »
Good stories guys.  Keep'em come'n if ya got'em.
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2008, 02:55:00 PM »
hunted last week, 3 of us took 3 deer, 2- 8's and a doe. first of the week was great, then it got hotter as the week went on, slowing movement some, but we were still seeing deer.

 

 
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2008, 05:38:00 PM »
I get to go out this weekend after practice!
This will be my third deer hunt with my recurve and I've never been more excited!
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2008, 11:17:00 PM »
Wow Dave those are niiice bucks.  Looks like you got them on public land by that sign in the first picture.   Wanna pm me on where that was?????
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2008, 02:56:00 PM »
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Re: Missouri Hunt Stories 2008
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2008, 04:09:00 PM »
Went out last evening to some public ground,  and checked out an area I haven't been in.  I set up on a point that jutted out into a milo field.  Alot of good sized tracks on the edge of the field.  Brought my Sneaky Sak and got it up in a big branched oak.  With the Sneaky Sak you have your back up against the tree unlike the other tree slings.  Its like any other "tool" it has its aspplications.  I sat in it for 3 1/2 hrs which was too long.  It got a little uncomfortable. Maybe cause it was really warm out.  With the sak I had no shot to my right, so next time I use it I'll take that into consideration.  

Any way at about 6:30 on the other side of the point a deer was snorting.  I checked the wind with some talc and it was blowing the opposite way.  Maybe it smelled where I walked in?  I had the Thermocell running which I believe the deer can smell because I could smell it.  The deer kept semi circling me snorting.  Could never see it.  This went on for 20-25 min then stopped.  I thought it just went away. So I'm looking the opposite direction hoping something would come in after all that snorting.  then look back the way the snorting came from and there is 3 deer 15 yards to my right and they bust when I turn my head.  BUSTED!!!  It was getting close to dark so I baled.  

I don't think I'm gonna go out until it cools down more.
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