2020 Live from the Stand

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  1. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    I had some wood ducks paddling around in my food plot once, but redfish would be a clue that I had partaken of a little too much Jim Beam..........
     
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  2. Deadeye

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    Haha

    The one stand we have in a bottom cut near the swamp/creek gets wet sometimes with hard rain. One year opening day my SIL was sitting there and said he had Fish swimming in the Shooting Lane.

    We thought it would be a good set and the cut out was already there, but after 2 years we discovered the Deer actually rarely use it, preferring to move along a Brushy Line about 40 yards away from it. So this weekend we are moving that stand to a location where it will be set in the middle of a hub of trails we have learned of over the past 2 years. No More Fishing from the Stand.
     
  3. Charleston Treeman

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    First sit of the year. Pouring sweat right now. Stand I was gonna sit is full of wasps so sitting a small field down the road [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. cutman

    cutman Administrator Staff Member

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    Good luck!
     
  5. Charleston Treeman

    Charleston Treeman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks it's been interesting so far. Apparently the folks who live across the swamp are having marriage issues and are arguing loud enough I can hear them in my stand.

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  6. Charleston Treeman

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    Some friends came to visit[​IMG]

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    gotta love good neighbors lol
     
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  8. Charleston Treeman

    Charleston Treeman Well-Known Member

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    Apparently she has been sleeping around

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  9. THE LLC

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    Me too
     
  10. Charleston Treeman

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    Round two this morning. Nice and overcast so not too hot yet. This is my favorite stand on the property. Sits on a ridge above the creek bottom that wraps around this area so the deer funnel up through here. Been quiet except for the squirrels.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. Drycreek

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    Charleston, I put two pest repelling cattle ear tags in my box stands each spring, at least the ones that wasps can get into. They seems to help keep wasps out, but the spiders pay no attention to them. When hunting season rolls around I throw them away because I think they’re about used up, and that’s generally past nest building time. Sometimes I’ve had wasps gather up in a corner during really cold weather but they’re usually easy to kill when they’re cold.
     
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  12. cutman

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    I’ve had a full day at the farm. This morning I sat on the marsh and saw a buck early and a doe late. The highlight was seeing two otters catching fish about 50 yards from stand. It had been a few years since I’d seen otters in that location.

    I’m sitting over some corn fields this afternoon. I disked beside each section of standing corn this morning and silage chopped a couple rows to try to get some doves before the season starts next week. Chain on the chopper broke when I was only halfway done. Figures.

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  13. Triple C

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    Beautiful country and plots Cut!
     
  14. KillEatRepeat

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    Opening day for deer archery season here in Maryland. Not as nice as the previously posted view, but it'll do.

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  15. KillEatRepeat

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    Stood up to stretch, which is generally when my dumbass bumps the deer, looked around, and saw a fawn about 70 yards out doing fawn shit, without a care in the world. Watched him for about 3 hours, eating, daydreaming, napping, etc. Was hoping mommy would make an appearance, but no such luck.

    After the 3rd hour, something made him hightail it, but right at me! I gotta be honest here, but I got a small dose of buck fever. He stopped at a weird spot around the tree I was tethered to, and I couldn't get a clean shot from either side of the tree. But then Lady Luck came down and moved him just enough for a perfect 20 yard shot. After I field dressed him, the heart was split almost in half. I'm usually a double lung shooter, but I was able to watch the blood pump out of the body. It was a scene from Dexter.

    I'm sure no one wants to see crime scene Bambi...
     
  16. Triple C

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    Over the years I've eaten plenty of Bambi's. Share away!
     
  17. KillEatRepeat

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    Lol. No problem!
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    If I needed a blood trail, this would have been the one to follow, but he dropped like a rock.
     
  18. Deadeye

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    I’m sure that’s tender. I once took a young deer of the year in early October. It was the softest easiest to chew venison we ever had.

    However, in a lot of states shooting a Deer with Spots is illegal. Just stating that as a way to inform others to Always be Sure what the State your hunting in allows before taking an animal.


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  19. KillEatRepeat

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    It's good to go in my state. They want everything dead.
     
  20. buckdeer1

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    I haven't heard of any states,which ones?I have seen yearlings in Dec with spots as it just depends on when they shed if that late.I usually just want quantity instead of quality
     

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