Live from the Stand 2022

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by cutman, Aug 15, 2022.

  1. lakngolf

    lakngolf Well-Known Member

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    Love that first picture. Even better with deer standing in it.
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  2. weekender21

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  3. Drycreek

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    Got a different picture this afternoon. Short range gun for a short shot. :) BB29F0C9-CCB2-4837-AA08-34A8BC0C7A85.jpeg
     
  4. Drycreek

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  6. Elkaddict

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    Just back from my annual trip to TX with my boys. Arrows flew true and we had some success. It was nice to escape the upstate weather for some TX warmth. Already looking forward to next year:). D77880D1-8703-4164-961A-AFA7A164AE37.jpeg B4723F6B-BB62-4CDD-8FE0-8BF47B9361E2.jpeg 92365AAB-FF66-4724-A7CE-58909429D617.jpeg 55C0BCB9-CF4D-4DF0-BAB3-6E9DB3A3FBB8.jpeg
     
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  7. Drycreek

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    Y’all did well !
     
  8. Deadeye

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    Not judging just honestly curious, How much does a Hunt with that kind of success cost?

    $8,000-10,000 per man?

    I looked into one once a LONG time ago and it was around $6,000 just to go and then the Size of Buck Taken was added onto it.
     
  9. cutman

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    Final hunt of the season. Final hunt at the farm.

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  10. Drycreek

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    My final hunt with a rifle too. Two weeks of muzzle loader starts tomorrow. Haven’t fired mine in years but that will change.
    Good luck Cut !
     
  11. Elkaddict

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    It depends on the particular ranch and amenities. We paid nothing close to those amounts and had great accommodations, meals and service. I’ve hunted 7 or 8 different places within a few hours of DFW. I ended up becoming friends with a local taxidermist who knows all the local ranches who offer hunting. He has made multiple arrangements for us over the years. He’s become a true friend which helps. In fact, I hosted him on a Montana hunt this year. Some places provide accommodations and or meals, some offer nothing but access. Similarly, some have packages which make things more attractive. We’ve had a great time everywhere when it was based upon a positive reference. My favorite place changed hands and the new owners have ruined something really special.
     
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  12. Drycreek

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    I did not do the live hunt yesterday or today, which is good, because all I saw yesterday morning was a big nasty boar hog. It took all of my restraint to keep from killing him, but I haven’t fired a shot at a deer this season and I was deer hunting. I had borrowed my son’s CVA Wolf .50 caliber muzzleloader because I haven’t fired my Encore in years and didn’t know if my pellets were still good. I’ve heard that they can deteriorate over time, so I didn’t want to chance it.

    The wind was great for my home place this morning and I haven’t sat that stand in over a week so I was in about thirty minutes before daylight. I saw a deer very early that even with binos I couldn’t tell the sex. An hour or so later several members of a doe group came trotting into my wheat plot and began to get closer to me. The wind this morning was on and off. When it blew, my scent was going behind me, but when it stopped, I know my scent was sliding downhill toward the wheat. Everything was great, I looked over all the does and one button buck………and the wind stopped. One youngster got nervous, lifted her tail and that made the rest of them nervous ! They began to mill around, and I’ve been there and done that, so I got the Wolf up, saw one decent doe was broadside, settled the crosshairs and squeezed the trigger. When the smoke cleared, she was laying where she had stood ! I was using Powerbelt bullets and two White Hot pellets. The bullet hit her spine in the high shoulder exactly where I had aimed. That’s only the second animal in my life that I’ve shot with a gun I’d never fired before, but my son won’t have a gun that won’t shoot and I knew it would be on the money.

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