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  1. #11
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    27spot was dead tonight.
    The condition's were perfect but the deer weren't in the little piece that I was hunting.

    The stolen tree stand......grrrrrr

    I texted the lot manager and the other hunter with permission. Neither of them were very happy.
    They both are calling people on my behalf. Hopeful that it might just show back up but I doubt it.
    I didn't see the culprit on either of my cams.
    I'm going to put a tree stand right back in there and bolt it down!,,,,,,
    I had dropped it off on Saturday between hockey games.(my team was in a tournament) and was going to put it up today.
    The little boy was sad when I told him it was taken. He thought if we got another stand we should put it up
    IN the yard so it wouldn't get stolen. Lol..
    I've picked up a spy point camera.
    I don't know if I'm going to put it up and try to see who else is going in the area.

    Has any one else used these cameras?

    Might try the 25 spot in the am

  2. #12
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    Quote Originally Posted by Xbow View Post
    Conservation through incompetence....
    I like this!
    Although they say deer are not herd animals they're rarely solitary .
    You were hit with the extra eyes Pat.
    I've had these extra eyes bust me also.
    Toss in a wee side of impatiens and the deer are running for the hills.

    They say, the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting different results.
    Most of us hunters might be insane. We often make the same mistakes repeatedly. Promise ourselves we will do it differently next time.
    And guess what happens next time.
    We make the same stupid mistakes.
    Or maybe that's just me.
    Oh, I'm sure I'll get busted like this again some time. Sure was exciting though. Could have turned out much differently as I was just thinking about the similar scene from Jurassic Park. Well, the day that deer become carnivores is the day I quit hunting. Buck fever and I was focused on one. I just stood there with my mouth open with not a shot to be had. lol.

  3. #13
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    I don’t do a ton of stalking, but my biggest blunder to date was a stalk I put on a doe and buck that were travelling together and feeding as they went. I could have legally taken either one, but I focused on the buck. They would feed and move up the mountain and I would try to close the gap to 30 yards. Every time I stalked within range he would move to a place where I had no opportunity. I had a few chances to take her, but passed on them because I was focused on the buck. Eventually they both moved out into the open at the base of a bluff. The only problem was a thick screening of brush between me and them. I am crawling on my hands and knees to get up to a hole in the brush where I could get a shot off. Just as I am getting up to my shooting lane I snap a twig under one knee. A minor little thunderous snap that echoes through the woods. The buck instantly heads for thick cover. The doe holds. I hold in the shooting lane knowing she will cross that line to get into the same cover. I was expecting she would walk or saunter right into my path. I still had a chance, but she stots... it saved her life. Great hunt, one twig at the very wrong place and time was the difference between getting a shot or going home empty handed.

  4. #14
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    It's amazing how noisy deer are, and yet we break one twig . GONE!!!!!



    I didn't hunt this am ..
    I went and rounded up another tree stand.
    Purchased some chain and locks...
    This one will be put up and locked.
    Hopeful that the chain and locks will be enough to keep the thieves at bay.

    I went out for a short hunt this afternoon.
    It was foggy as a Sunday morning in my 20's.
    I was wondering the low side of the block and.....

    I see the two small spike bucks . There 87 yards away...
    Fog roles back in and gone!
    Fer #%$@ sakes!!!!!

    I told myself no rifle until the second week of November.
    I hope I don't crack!!!!!

  5. #15
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    Xbow one of the best ways to deter tree stand theft is take the bottom 4ft of steps/ladder with you when you leave. This is a bit of a pain with screw in steps but easy with climbing sticks.

  6. #16
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild one View Post
    Xbow one of the best ways to deter tree stand theft is take the bottom 4ft of steps/ladder with you when you leave. This is a bit of a pain with screw in steps but easy with climbing sticks.
    Wild one I have to agree with you.
    But now I have it chained up like fort Knox's...lol..
    With my sky point cam on it.
    3 chains 3 locks...

    I went In this am and put it up.
    I hunted it in the PM.
    Only thing that I saw moving was the wood lot manager....lol
    He stop to say hello. This was the first time we had talked face to face.
    Great guy.... He has been checking the area twice daily after I told him about the theft.

    I am seeing two small bucks on the cameras no does,
    but I consistently see does and bucks comming from this area when driving home at night.
    I will do a little more scouting after the morning hunt.
    Hopefully figger out their main travel routes.

  7. #17
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    It's a chilly morning here in the stand....
    The only thing that has been keeping me entertained are the stellar Jay's.
    A base layer will be in order for the next sit....

  8. #18
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    I did a bit of scouting after my sit..
    I m definitely on a secondary trail.
    The stand will need to be moved...

    Work in the am grrrrrrr!

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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    Heading out with a buddy this am.... of course he is late.....grrrrr.. I do have a bunch of photos to share.

    But I cant get them to up load from imgur.... keeps giving me an error... it says there to big...
    Anyone else have this problem?
    Because in a sense, it's the coming back, the return which gives meaning to the going forth. We really don't know where we've been until we've come back to where we were. Only, where we were may not be as it was because of who we've become. Which is, after all, why we left.

    Bernard Stevens

  10. #20
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    Re: Stalking blunders......

    Late for hunting is a sin and 20 lashes

    Between the I don’t care too much about taking pics or sharing and the pain in posting pics I gave up trying to post any on this forum

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