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jkcmj

Double drop tines...what a deer! Congrats!

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birdswacker

Wow that’s a dandy!!!

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Harv

That's HUGE!  wow

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gimruis

Slobbasaurus

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IceHawk

Beast well done!

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Mike89

dang good!!  

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Tom Sawyer
On 11/17/2019 at 3:30 PM, MJ1657 said:

Hopefully get the antlers back from the taxidermist tomorrow so we can score them. Should be 150+

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Tremendous buck @MJ1657

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eyeguy 54

Did mine on mountain mikes skull. 19inch inside and 7 between the brows. Kinda neat. A nice view of marks buck. 

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monstermoose78

Wow Eyeguy that was a nice buck and the European mount is amazing!! 

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eyeguy 54

Thx moose. I really like the skull by mountain mikes. Had to order a large for this one. No more boiling!!😁

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IceHawk

Great harvest under some nasty conditions!

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IceHawk

Nice Stand we have started adding more and more box stands  on our properties also. The old days sitting in ladder stands freezing is getting tougher with age. I find it less desiarable. Funny was at a game feed last wknd with some buds and we all commented how nice it was hunting this year with our heaters in our box stands, There was a time when younger a 2x4 makeshift stand was stand of choice boy times are changing 😀

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eyeguy 54

Man that is sweet!  My last two bucks dropped as I was on my clam blue bucket.  Yours looks more comfy!! 😁🦌🦌 

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eyeguy 54

I remember a couple stands like that Chris. My first store bought was a hinged board with angled metal on each end. Squish it between a couple strong small trees lol. Arrowed by first buck standing on it about six feet off the ground and it was right under me. Small buck. Spined it. So excited I put two more arrows in it. Lol

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monstermoose78

My old man wants to put some stands like that up. But it’s not going to be easy in the thick north woods.

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Wanderer

Congrats on your season @MJ1657.  🤩

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MJ1657
13 minutes ago, monstermoose78 said:

My old man wants to put some stands like that up. But it’s not going to be easy in the thick north woods.

I built it at home then disassembled it and put it together in the woods. It was an adventure getting the roof up there...... 

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MJ1657

I've built a few like this. Amazing the difference it makes keeping part of your body out of the wind. I think it also helps you can move your legs around without fearing deer are seeing movement. 

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IceHawk
1 hour ago, monstermoose78 said:

My old man wants to put some stands like that up. But it’s not going to be easy in the thick north woods.

Nick on my property up N there is really no way to get a tractor back in where we hunt. What we have been doing is assembling at home dissembling and putting together at the stand site. Its a lot of work but can be done,  Just take your time cutting a path and enter with a AtV and trailer.   Another option for you is we have some way back in that we added pipes to the tower and added aluminum skis and in winter when there is snow minimal is best  we hook couple wheelers to them flop on side and haul them back in there. Wish I had pics of the setup they are easy peasy to move this way. At home on my brothers property we are fortunate to have easy access and put them up like MJ with a tractor loader. 

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MJ1657

This is how my enclosed stand started out. It turned out to be such a good spot I decided to make it permanent. 

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