Live from the Stand 2018

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  1. PineSapJunky

    PineSapJunky Active Member

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    Absolutely nothing other than 8 long beards (I'll be happy come spring) and some Pope & Young class mosquitoes. We're suppose to be getting our first "cold" weather this weekend. We shall see

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  2. pinetag

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    Here is the video of the of the buck and doe sloshing around in the standing water this morning. Crank the volume and you'll hear them in the background...
    https://flic.kr/p/2cEqD4o

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  3. pinetag

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    I saw a small buck harass a doe for a few minutes this evening and then work a couple scrapes alongside my neighbor's pasture.
    https://flic.kr/p/QB5hTA

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  4. OkieKubota

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    I will be “live” the next few days...cell service is spotty so may not be up to the minute. Rut is heating up in NE Ok and the weather is right the next couple days and then it gets really cold. Hope to be able to take a nice bow deer.

    Good luck to everyone out there!
     
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  5. pinetag

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    Back at it again today. Saw a lone doe at first light in the cow pasture. Also, there's a raccoon all settled in for the day in the crook of a tree about 20 yards away. Kind of funny to watch him up there turning around, trying to get comfortable. Here is my view for the morning.
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  6. OkieKubota

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    The morning hunt was great! I had am opportunity at a very nice buck with bow but I opted not to shoot. I feel the deer was 3.5 yr old and if the neighbors will oblige I think he will really be something next year. I watched him run 2 trees and work 3 scrapes before he followed a doe into the deep woods. I saw a total of 6 does and 2 bucks.

    I am not far from the county road that runs through our property and I heard 2 cars and the road grader stop at the same spot while traveling down it. I quickly dismissed it and when I got down I went home and changed and went to town to have lunch with friends. It began to rain and when I got to our gate I could see where a couple vehicles had pulled to the side of the road about 300 feet past our gate. I drove down there and someone had shot a large boar hog and dumped the body right on the side of the road in the middle of a deer crossing...aggravating...

    I went and got the tractor and used the loader to scoop him up and deposited him in one of our many hollows. By the bloating and slight odor I figured he was shot somewhere yesterday morning.

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    At this very moment this spike and doe are in front of me in the rain.

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  7. OkieKubota

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    The buck I passed...

    This next buck is the one I am hoping to arrow. Ancient old warrior that I have been trying to get for 3 years. His rack has never been bigger than this since I have known of him but my gosh the neck on him! I call him bully buck...

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  8. pinetag

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    Not much to show for the afternoon hunt. I saw a single fawn at 4:30. Mama must have been off somewhere being propositioned by a suitor but this setup looks promising and I would expect it to produce at some point in the future.
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  9. OkieKubota

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    I ended up seeing 12 deer but the only horns were on that spike...still a great evening!
     
  10. Cap'n

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    That is a big old buck. It would be interesting to know just how old he is. Okie you are showing some good restraint not taking the 3 1/2 yr old, but when you look at the body's of the two you can see he is going to be a real nice buck next year. This is how you do it if you want a really big buck.
     
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  11. Deadeye

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    Okie your a better man than me, I'm pretty sure I'd of taken that one. That older Buck is a heavy one for sure though.
     
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  12. OkieKubota

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    I just couldn’t do it...I looked him over and it’s just like Cap’n mentioned...can’t get them to the next age class if you are tagging them early...

    Here are both bucks in the same photo...

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    Saw 4 bucks and 2 does this morning...all young...
     
  13. Drycreek

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    E29D62A9-9797-4B9D-A078-374D421DDF54.jpeg Mid 50s, N wind at 12/15 mph. Poured 3.5 in. out of my rain gauge from last night. The sun has been out since noon. We’ll see what happens this afternoon. A young buck walked through just now.
     
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  14. Drycreek

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    I had a doe and a fawn in the far end of my lane for just a couple minutes. A nice young buck moved them off. Couldn’t tell if he was 2.5 or 3.5. Leaning towards 2.5 and if so he’s gonna be a good one !
     
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    What kind of rifle is that?
     
  16. Drycreek

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    Native, that's my one and only custom rifle. A .280 Rem built by Alamo Precision Rifles. I described it earlier in this thread I think. It's a shooter !
     
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  17. pinetag

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    The wind is right this morning so I'm back in the same stand I hunted Wednesday where I saw 3 different bucks come in after a hot doe. One of them was nice! Hoping for some luck today!

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  18. PineSapJunky

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    We finally have a clear cold morning. 37F here in the South and yes we call it cold. Steady north wind. Got my oldest son back in the stand looking for a buck. After his first deer that is all he can talk about. Hopefully one of these bucks will show up.

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  19. Drycreek

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    Same here PSJ. North wind, 35*, and the sun is poking through the pines. Had a doe in my wheat at daylight. Mid-morning usually presents the most buck sightings at this stand. I’m (somewhat) patiently waiting. :)
     
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    BD587D3E-2845-41A6-9D5B-7D933553089F.jpeg So far, a doe and a fawn, another doe and a yearling, and this forky who is helping himself to the wheat.
     
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