The Massey

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    I leave Thursday for my first out of state hunt. I'm headed to NC Nebraska on a minister's retreat hunt with a good buddy who has been supporter of, and guide for Pastors In The Outdoors for several years now. If I have signal up there, I'll try to update a little on the live from the stand thread. I'm very excited for this trip, we'll be hunting a 15,000 acre ranch, and there will only be 7 of us hunting.
     
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    Yep, that plot and that buck both look awesome! Congrats on them, now go get that buck!
     
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    That sounds like a great trip. Good luck!
     
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    Well, I just got back from NE last night. It was an amazing trip to the boondocks, I had NO service whatsoever. I have to admit, it was really nice to unplug for a few days completely. The staff knew how to spoil you, and I came home absolutely encouraged and refreshed as a preacher. I'll try to get some pics/video uploaded sometime soon. I saw a lot of deer and had some nice 3 year old bucks in range. I saw one true shooter, but he never got closer than 100 yards and was with an early doe. One of the 3 year olds was really tempting, but some of the preachers that come into camp have never had an opportunity at a pope and young buck, I'd love to hear that someone tagged him later on this year or next, when he could really turn into a stud. On a sidenote, some of my hunting buddies from church got together and purchased me an Ozonics for minster's appreciation, and for the trip. I was shocked! I was also very pleasantly surprised to see that those things actually work! It saved my bacon a few times when does and bucks got downwind.
     
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    The videos were too big to upload. Here’s a few pics from the trip…
    View out the back window of the renovated school house we bunked at
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    Can you see the second buck in this pic?
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    Brings back memories. I hunted the KS/NE for nearly 10 years. Beautiful country up there
    Thanks for sharing the pics. I always loved the big bodies, especially coming from TX


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    My pleasure! It was some diverse, rugged country for sure. I've never hunted stands within a couple miles of each other that had such different looking surroundings, from hardwood ridges and draws, to sand hills and short grass prairie. I saw the first prairie chickens I've seen in years. I sincerely hope to return one day.
     
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    4D9874C8-0237-4366-9BD1-55DF7969BC96.jpeg Got a few pics to share from card pulls yesterday. Nothing much showing up in front of the camera at the Massey so far, but that will hopefully change soon. Here’s a hodgepodge from several places…
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    Glad you had an enjoyable trip. Sounds like a nice place.
     
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    Rattled in a nice young 8 yesterday morning. The young bucks are coming to the horns real well right now. I’m planning to leave work a little early tomorrow and hunt some public ground about 40 minutes away tomorrow evening. Here’s a pic of yesterday’s buck…
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    I plan to hunt the Massey, for the first time this fall, tomorrow morning. I'll be in the above stand, also a first. You know what they say about the first time in a stand! I'll have the Ozonics crankin' for sure. It continues to impress me as several deer got downwind of me while I was on public ground a couple nights ago, and not one spooked.
     
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    I’ve been a little awol lately, I recently got a positive Covid diagnosis. I’m really feeling great, I was able to get the antibody infusion because of my type 1 diabetes. It really does a number on the virus. So, I’ve been spending a lot of my quarantine in a deer stand. I did pic up some cards today and new bucks seem to be showing up almost every other day. Here’s a few pics…
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    As I can see on the journals, some great bucks are beginning to fall, I’m hoping our crew can join the bbd party soon.
     
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    Hunted the Massey for the first time in a while this evening and had a nice young ten we had pics of this summer come by. Saw a pile of deer, but most moved real late.
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    Gonna give the Massey a shot this afternoon, in a tree I haven’t hunted yet this year. I shot a buck out of it in ‘18, maybe another one will mosey by. Wind is gonna be pretty squirrelly and this is one of the few stands I can hunt with either a NW or SW wind.
     
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    Saw a few does and 6 young bucks. The mature bucks have gone straight underground.
     
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    Movement shut off at my place too.

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    Same in KY. But if history repeats itself, there should be another flush of activity when the second rut comes in. That will be in a couple of weeks. Good luck.
     
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    Went and hunted some new-to-me public this evening. Even with the warm temps and getting in late (hang and hunt), I saw good movement, a couple does and two small cruising bucks. I decided to leave my gear in the tree and hunt the morning and work late tomorrow, I have reasonably high hopes of seeing some good movement in the morning. If I manage to get one shot, it will be a vacation day for sure, this spot is in the sticks!
     
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    Found out yesterday the main buck we were hunting by our old home place got shot a couple weeks ago by a neighbor. Kinda stinks wasting time hunting a dead buck.
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    Audrey and I went over to little house yesterday evening. She was toting the rifle and I had my bow. We were after two bucks, if the eight came out she was up and if the nine showed up it was my turn. Well, the nine did show up and stayed just out of range for 35 minutes until legal light was gone, then he proceeded to come in to 18 yards. Oh well, maybe next time.
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    Here’s a pic with both bucks in it a month and about 50 lbs each ago:
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