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Author Topic: Deer Camp Pranks  (Read 926 times)

Online Pine

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Deer Camp Pranks
« on: October 12, 2020, 06:59:32 PM »
This is where you tell the pranks you have played on your hunting partners or the ones played on you.  :thumbsup:
And even the misdirection stories like telling a new hunter that just got there first deer that you can tell how old a deer is by how many teeth they have left on there upper jaw.
I think you get the idea, so lets hear the stories. Even second handed that you heard from someone else.  :goldtooth:

   
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 06:59:50 PM »
I heard this story from Byron Ferguson about Howard Hill.
He was asked by the others in camp one time when they all were back for lunch, how he kept his arrows from rattling in his back quiver while hunting.
He told them that he put a few inches of oatmeal in the bottom and that would hold the arrowheads and keep the arrows from rattling around.
So they all dumped oatmeal in there quivers and went inside the cabin to eat lunch.
While they were eating, Howard poured hot water in there quivers.
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 07:36:04 PM »
We tend to enjoy a good joke at our place in Lycoming county PA...

the old blonde mannequin in the tree stand goes over well...

When one of the old timers with a habit of bragging starts telling everyone how much better his cigars are...you know one of the young guys is going to dip one of those stoogies in some doe urine...

And when you find your buddies trail cam during grouse season...the only thing to do is head into town, buy a gorilla suit and arrive back at the trail cam at first light the next morning.....and then listen to him freaking out about the Bigfoot pics when he checks the camera a few weeks later...
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 08:36:25 PM »
Here’s two of my favorite;
Take a 20oz plastic drink bottle and roll up about 5 aluminum foil balls small enough to fit into the opening in the bottle. Then pour enough of the drain cleaner “the works” into the bottle to just cover up the foil balls. Screw the cap back on then put the bottle far enough away from everyone so the drain cleaner doesn’t blow up on them. It’s best to put it into a metal trash can! Sit back and wait for the BOOM!

The second prank is to take a really long zip tie and wrap it around your buddy’s drive shaft. As they drive off the tail end will slap against the bottom of their truck making them think there’s something wrong with their ride.

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 09:35:23 PM »
Guys in a club I was in would make fake rubs on trees then tell others about them. One guy spent all weekend hunting the fake rub line.
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 07:30:29 AM »
We had a ball with skunk lure , skunk hide ,and fishing line . during "Nap Time", put the hide out of sight. Then we ran the line through the legs of our campfire chairs. A few drops of Skunk Screen , a yank on the line , The camp livened up instantly !It onloy works once in each camp!

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 10:57:41 AM »
Left a message on my buddies answering machine one time.
"Got a 6x6 opening morning of deer season. I'll bring the horns to the club shoot this Sunday."
Most of the club was there. Pulled out the rack; a 6 inch spike on one side and a 6 inch spike on the other.

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 12:50:49 PM »
This occurred at my camp in PA.  Two of our members, Ken and Bud, used to start out on opening day of spring gobbler season sitting shoulder to shoulder against the same tree.  The spot was always known for having birds nearby, so they made hunting at this spot their opening morning routine.  Since others knew where these guys were going to be on opening day, they decided to have some fun.  Someone purchased two pink flamingo lawn ornaments at a yard sale.  The day before, the pink flamingos were strategically placed near the spot where Ken and Bud would be sitting.  You can imagine the surprise as daylight progressed on opening morning!
Anticipation ran high later in the morning as everyone waited for the pair to come back to camp.  Ken and Bud never mentioned the pink flamingos!  Silence was their payback :biglaugh:
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 02:29:42 PM »
A Classic that is always worth repeating (verbally and actually) . Works well for those who like to smooch beer out of your Ice chest without asking!

Attach a rubber snake with 8-10"fishing line to the inside lid of your ice chest, place snake inside. When the unsuspecting open it the snake rises with the opening of the lid like it is striking. Sure to set the unsuspecting on their heels or more likely their rears.
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2020, 09:01:23 PM »
Some wise elbow one year was cooking pancakes for the crew and he cut the rim off a plastic coffee can lid.
Poured some batter on the grill, put the lid on it and then covered the lid with more batter.
Cooked it up all golden brown and put it in my plate.  :saywhat:
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2020, 08:37:49 PM »
Funny stuff, we once had a guy in deer camp who had to have reflective tape marking his trail to his stand so he wouldnt get lost in the dark, somebody rerouted the trail markers so he made a big circle and ended up back at his truck one morning!

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2020, 11:13:20 PM »
I mooned a buddies trail camera at deer camp.  Pictures of my butt cheeks have ended up on a few of my friends cameras.   :laugh:
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2020, 11:18:31 PM »
We got a couple guys on our lease that sleep in popup campers.  Ill set my alarm for 2am on really cold nights,  then get up and cut the propane off to their heaters. 

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 12:24:53 AM »
Hum. I guess I have no sense of humor...
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2020, 12:41:54 AM »
 used to do a bit of amateur taxidermy. One year I mounted a paradise duck ( very small goose) and waited until my mate had set up his decoys on a paddock the night before, then snuck out and placed it in his spread. I suspected he would shoot it at first light on the ground. What happened was way better. In the dark he went out to have one last look at his spread, and then noticed this "real Duck" right next to him. He had his shotgun but it wasn't loaded, so holding it by the barrel, he tee'd off, golf style... They had to explain to us why the duck was missing its head.

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2020, 08:11:15 AM »
Hum. I guess I have no sense of humor...
Yeah I was thinking the same.
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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2020, 05:14:45 PM »
I have a cousin who's scared to death of the woods at night and uses those little reflective tacks to find his way to his blind. (Its literally 50 yards into the woods on his own property. I have no clue how the heck he expects to get lost.) Anyways, I went in with a bunch more tacks and every big black stump along the trail, I put two tacks so in the glow of the flashlight it looked like a pair of eyes. He's terrified of bears as well, so the stumps with eyes worked out really well. I was walking into my spot the morning after and I looked across the pasture and all I could see was a flashlight coming out of the woods about 40 miles an hour. I just about fell over from laughing.

I pranked a cousin with a black Angus bull one time as well but I think I've already posted that story on here somewhere.

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2020, 07:49:51 PM »
NOT deer camp but hope you like it. Surf fishing at night and a guy sets up his folding aluminum and vinyl webbing beach chair after casting out and putting the rod in the sand spike. After several casts he gets tired. He fell asleep in the chair. SOMEBODY carefully tied his akles to the chair. A minute later somebody else yells "fish on!" One of the guys watching had to rinse the pee out of his waders. :biglaugh:

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2020, 09:07:13 PM »
One year long ago on an out of state deer hunt, after the evening feast and the camp chores were done, we built a nice campfire and proceeded indulge in a few adult beverages. One of the guys may have indulged in a couple too many and passed out. My caring wife who looks soooooo innocent painted his fingernails hot pink. To the best of my knowledge he has not passed out since.   

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Re: Deer Camp Pranks
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2020, 09:17:29 PM »
 The best one I saw was when brother and I were coming up for lunch and found the brother in law sleeping by a stump. He had his rifle leaned against the stump. brother sneaked over ,picked up the rifle and set it behind the stump and put a fern over it. Then we went up for lunch. when we headed back out for the afternoon hunt he came to the house all in a lather because his rifle had been stolen. We went back to help him look for it and brother noticed the stock under the fern. He always did blame Dad for messing with him because he was the only one who never mentioned it.

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