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#7079048 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: acooper1983]  
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The way I look at it is like this: There isn't a deer on the planet I want to shoot bad enough that I will participate in deer "drives" to get a shot.

We seem to do just fine with the occasional person still-hunting through the thick stuff to get them moving, and often even that isn't necessary.

Then again, I hunt northern woods, so an actual drive would just lead them to a road at best, because we don't have any open country to drive them out into.

This is the view from our "open" stand with the good "long" shooting lanes.....

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#7079109 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: acooper1983]  
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My very first year deer hunting was almost my last in more ways than one. My future BIL took me out to a pasture he had permission on with river and woods running through it and we set stands a month before season.

Opening morning came and we walked in well before daylight. We came across a make shift camp that had about 8 - 10 guys sitting around a campfire passing a bottle of whiskey around.

They bragged that they had been up all night and they already had two fawns hanging from a tree that they poached. After some slurred and obnoxious conversation from them and them asking us for our doe tags so they could tag their illegal fawns, we found out they were from the city closest to us.

My BIL and I knew this was trouble so we made our way to our stands. He made sure I got up in mine ok and then went to his. Just as the sky started turning gray, a fawn came running down the path directly at me and went under my stand. Then the shooting started. I heard 3 slugs wizz past me and then THWACK! The fourth hit the tree about 8 inches above my head.

I don't even remember jumping but I jumped 10 feet down to the ground and hit the dirt and started yelling. My BIL came over to see what was wrong and I showed him where the slug hit. We couldn't find the guy doing the shooting but we found one of his drunken partners gutting that fawn after it ran to him. My BIL told the guy that if we find his buddy he is going to get the butt of his gun in his teeth. I just said "lets go".

We never hunted there again and I almost gave up deer hunting after that. And to this day, I think its a big reason why I prefer bowhunting.


The deer hunter does not notice the mountains



#7079141 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Rooster7]  
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if that kind of wanton disregaurd for saftey happend to me, id have a heckuva hard time not shooting back.


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#7079143 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: goalie]  
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I remember when I started deer hunting at age 12.
They handed me a Remington 742 in 308,a box of shells,and pointed at the woods.


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#7079148 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: acooper1983]  
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Originally Posted by acooper1983
if that kind of wanton disregaurd for saftey happend to me, id have a heckuva hard time not shooting back.


I hear ya. I was just a scared kid at the time. I went from being more happy and excited than I could remember to being scared to death in matter of seconds.


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#7079268 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Rooster7]  
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Me and Scott are headed to Chickenbuck tonight when he gets off work. CBF got up there yesterday. Dad & Kenna are going tomorrow cuz she has to put in 1/2 a day of school. Hope we can get more on the meat pole.


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#7079683 - 11/15/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: whipholt_wahoo]  
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Originally Posted by fluffy
I remember when I started deer hunting at age 12.
They handed me a Remington 742 in 308,a box of shells,and pointed at the woods.


Those were the days, some 55 odd years ago with a Win 30-30, shells in your pocket and pops saying, "We need to get up there, to get ahead of them, but watch our back trail!"


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#7080652 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Muffy]  
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good luck to you all!
my dad still hasn't gotten his deer yet, he's seen plenty every time he goes out, but not one he wants. he's seen a nice big one come to a fence line right at dark the last couple nights, but the wind has always been wrong to sit there, today hopefully the wind is in his favor and he'll put him down. I've been sick the last 2 days and have to work today so he's by himself. good luck to all! go forth and slay deers!


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#7080930 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Colorado1135]  
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Our season is done I am taking the kids down to the cities to see my mom who is visiting from CA.

Hope you all do well this weekend and get more fuzzy windchimes swinging in the breeze...

#7080982 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Muffy]  
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Originally Posted by Muffy
Me and Scott are headed to Chickenbuck tonight when he gets off work. CBF got up there yesterday. Dad & Kenna are going tomorrow cuz she has to put in 1/2 a day of school. Hope we can get more on the meat pole.


Good Luck!


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#7081119 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Rooster7]  
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Good luck this weekend to everyone hunting those fuzzy wind chimes.

#7081693 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Topgunbill]  
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Good luck everyone!

I still can't believe how early your seasons begin and end. Any idea why the MN season is so early, compared to quite a few others?

It seems like your season is ending at the same time ours is starting.

PA doesn't even start gun season until the Monday AFTER Thanksgiving.


I'd rather have a bad day hunting than a good day working!
#7081717 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: mikeymjr23]  
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Minnesota like to put rifle hunters on top of the rut. Wisconsin hunters start just as the rut ends and some states, like Iowa, don't let out the bulk of the gun guys until December when there is a sort/maybe secondary rut kinda.

gun hunting on top of the rut is probably not widely considered a good way to sustain a crop of big bucks.


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#7081744 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: acooper1983]  
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Hello everybody. I'm out at camp tending to the cooking stove. Fixing some brunch.

I've got a little secret i've been keeping under my hat.

Many of you know i have this old plow truck that used to be uncle dusty's truck. Well the truck has been through hell and back with it's original body being eithe smashed or rusted off for the most part. Well, nate and i have been secretly working on the ole truck. We gave it a quick makeover bringing it back closer to former glory with a few little changes. We are going to surprise dusty with the bright yellow truck today when he gets to camp chickenbuck. We drove it out to camp last night with the paint basically still wet. grin

We went yellow with a white roof and white wheels like dusty used to have it. But i sprayed the whole truck with matte clear and we put a Skane designed chickenbuck logo on the doors. I lightly distressed the logos to make them look older and the matte clear keeps the glare down and it will survive the brush and snowbank scratches without showing so bad.

I've waited to post this, making sure dusty is on the road heading this way before i post. That way i know the suprise wont be ruined. It will be fun to see his reaction. I'll post more detail on the truck's history and project details next week when I'm back home.

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#7081809 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]  
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SWEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!

#7081814 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]  
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#7082035 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]  
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Cool stuff


I've always been different with one foot over the line.....
#7082082 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: 7mmMato]  
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Dusty should get to the cabin between 3:45 and 4PMthe (guessing). I'll get out of the stand early tonight so i can see him when he pulls into the cabin yard where the truck is parked.

Gonna be a fun night.

grin


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#7082126 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: northern_dave]  
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Nice job

#7082199 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: tzone]  
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Hunters that do not hunt where the wolves roam unchecked will never know the devastation they can cause! It is unreal. I have hunted the same area since I was 13 (1983). The family has hunted here since 1936. And it has gotten so bad that we can't even find droppings ! For 40 years this was one of the best places to hunt deer in Minnesota!!
I don't want to find A new area since we have a wonderful deer shack. I guess all I can do is live in the past !
Kirk
Any one else with this horrible problem??

#7082211 - 11/16/12 Re: Birth of a deer camp [Re: Capt_Kirk]  
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Might not be wolves. Might not.

Just spent a couple of hours with Carter Niemeyer today.


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