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Bassboy1645

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As of saturday my fishing is pretty much done. I dont know about the rest of you but I much rather bowhunt!!! Id imagine a few of you guys are grouse hunting but we got any other bow hunters??

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I'm with ya Bassboy. I just sent illtakewhaticanget with one of my flyrods for his trip to Key West and the others have been put in tubes for their long winter nap. Bring on bow season! Shot the broadheads last night and was dead on out to 50! I'm in the city hunt, so I am taking the first doe that comes into range. Good luck and lets keep this topic going with updates.

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I hear ya. I don't have class today so i am trying to finish up my shoolwork, treat my camo clothes, make sure my bow is shooting right(again), then pack all my stuff so i can leave right after class tomorrow(heading home).

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Looks like I get to go out afterall too! What an anniversary gift. To cover my scent I plan to cover myself in mud like Schwarzenegger in "Predator." Good luck all.

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Id rather be fishin'

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Well, I am looking forward to a little fall fishing myself. The only problem is work is getting in the way of work! Looking forwad to deer season too. I haven't rifle hunted in a few years now, so I am getting excited for some fall activities. Can't wait for ice season though!

Justin

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This is the time of year when the muskies start packin' on the pounds... I couldn't totally abandon fishing although it is a tough call between being on the lake or in the woods grin.gif

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Let the maddness begin!

I would like to get my boat out 1 more time, so I need to set aside a day for that.

Steelhead run any time now, gotta get out a handfull of times for that action.

First year Bow hunting....... Well, pretty much consuming all my time as of now.

And, I can't forget about those scrappy little grouse making a comeback these days. My dog needs his fun too.

Oh yeah, gotta head south once or twice to chase some roosters around too.

Then there's that awful waste of time called WORK! But I gotta pay for my fun somehow.

So much to do, so little time frown.gifgrin.gif

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Ill be catching those falleyes and fall crappies. Its nice and COOL and nobody else is out. Leaves are changing and fish are snappin.

Maybe one day Ill take up hunting. I dont know if I could afford it though. 1 more addiction could put me in the poor house. grin.gif

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Good time of year to be retired. wink.gif The month of October off....thats all I ask! grin.gif

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Salmonida, is the only family that will see me this time of year. smirk.gif

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Early tomorrow morning I will be in a slough with my eleven year old son for his first ever duck/goose hunt (youth waterfowl). Then it's off to watch him on a private gravel road to hopefully nail a partridge or two. Man it seems like yesterday when he was just a little fart. I am getting old grin.gif BC

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Yes you are a OLD Fart smirk.gif. But keep the kids out there and have fun smile.gif.

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Well, here is the first story from today's opener. I woke up around 4:30 am and headed for my stand in the city hunt. I was dressed and in the woods by 5 am, but since I am in the city hunt, I did not mark my trail to my stand real well so I spent a good 20 mins. stumbling around looking for my pink flagging. Once I found it, I headed for the stand and found it right where I left it grin.gif

I climbed in right about 6 am, got comfortable and before I could pull my face mask on I heard them coming. It turned out to be a doe and 2 fawns which I was VERY excited about, but they stayed in the bushes and wouldn't give me a clear shot. I watched them walk away not knowing I was there, so they will be back. At about 6:45, a single doe came in from the other side, but also hungout just out of shooting range and disappeared almost as fast as she showed up. At 7, I climbed out of the stand and headed for work frown.gif........all in all it was great to be in the stand and great to see my breath rising into the sunrise dressed in full camo again, can't wait to do it again tomorrow, but for a little longer.

I hope everyone else had a good day and I can't wait to read the reports.

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What a beautiful fall day. We went to the slough and got in our spot an hour before legal light. Put the dekes out a half an hour before legal time and listened to the sound of whistling wings. When it was all done my son's first hunt was a huge success. He loved it grin.gif. My boy got to shoot at five different sets of ducks. Got a hen woodie and a hen golden eye (surprised to see her so early). Missed the opportunity at a very mature drake woodie. He was bummed. We then went home and took the mandantory nap. Woke up and headed out for some grouse. The dog worked perfect all day, but no birds for a two hour walk. Saw lots of neat sign in the woods. Grandpas stand had a buck tear up an alder branch. Hopefully he will connnect. Leaves are changin' and the cold wind is blowin'. Life is grand wink.gif BC

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BC, tell Nate congrats, wish our schedules could've worked out. We had a soccer game at 10:30AM and then a wedding. Jr and I hit the grouse woods this morning for a quick hunt. So off we go, Jr, the old Lab, and Dad. It was perfect. He was pretty stoked to get out with his new 20 gauge Charles Daly pump and hunt.

With no shell in the chamber but one in the magazine, we worked on his muzzle control as we made our way. Kids got it down, next time out he'll be locked and loaded. We jumped on grouse, Jr got a glimpse of it. The hunt ended too soon.

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Sat sept 15th

38 degrees

wind S SW Calm

Sunny

In the stand quarter to 6(couldnt sleep) sat in the dark for an hr. Crunching leaves got me awake finally and I noticed a shadowy form moving towards me. at 15 yards a deer stopped but it was too early for a shot. I could barley see the deer let alone my pins. All was quiet and it was just awesome to watch the sun come up and see my breath again. 800ish a stick broke. I noticed a doe closing fast but she stopped behind pines never to be seen or heard again. strange. 815 ish headed in for class.

Sun sept 16th

78 degrees

Wind S SW 10-15mph

Sunny

First evening bowhunt. sat about five hours and saw nothing.

Monday sept 18th

130pm

64 degrees

cloudy

Flushed 2 grouse in 15 mins. no shot due to saftey issues. heading out in the am before class.

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