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leech~~
1 hour ago, ZachD said:

So just got a call he went back out and was talking to a guy in the parking lot and said that he couldn't find his and the guy goes well I seen one on his way out and told him where he seen it. Now here's the dilemma antler broke off and not as big as he thought. Deer is not the direction we last seen blood but it is possible. Said the deer isn't really stiff yet. I can't really go vac there to help him. But if it is the deer he shot. If he shot it at 740 I would say how far we followed blood and where he found it from we last found blood and the shot that he lived for awhile I told him best case scenario is that he lived as long as possible. He cut it open and said it wasn't too bloated. I dunno I told him to field dress it. What do you think he should do? I told him bring it to one of the butcher shops in town and explain to them what happens I would think they would be able to tell the best for the meat?

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This Deer looks a Lot like road kill if you as me? Broken antler and road rash on the back! :eek:

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ZachD
8 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

This Deer looks a Lot like road kill if you as me? Broken antler and road rash on the back! :eek:

I didn't even think of that but he said definitely bullet hole we did lose track of the blood at a road

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ZachD

anyway not to hijack the thread lets hear some more updates!

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monstermoose78

Well my update at 10 am I hear brush breaking coming down the hill towards me!

Then I see a little doe sneaking up to my stand.

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Neighbor_guy
3 hours ago, ZachD said:

I told him I would euro mount it for him! It will be a good story tracking it for hours giving up then finding it!

 

I just got done with my euro mount of the buck I shot on sat

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Looks great! How did you get it that clean in two days?

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ZachD

I can get them clean in about 5-6 hours

I still have to give it a peroxide bath to whiten

But I just bring a large pot to a boil with some dawn dish soap ( the blue kind works best ) 

While that is simmering I skin the head and saw as far up as I can on the spinal cord

Then I throw in the pot and go watch tv or drink some beer.

Come back in like 4 hours take out cut the meat off around the lower jaw to take off (chuck the lower jaw in the garbage.)

Put back in pot for another hour or so

Drink more beer

put on some work clothes fire up the power washer and go to town ( you will get covered in bits of brain eye and meat but who cares)

If I think it is still a little greasy I will let it sit in some fresh water with some dawn dish soap again over night

If I don't think it is greasy still I just get a turkey pan and put some 25 - 30 % peroxide in the bottom take a small brush and keep applying coats until desired whiteness I want to do something like this with it I just have to remember to grab some barn wood when I go to the farm tomorrow.

Speaking of which I plan to hunt the Dayton area tomorrow and try to fill a bonus tag or two. Will give report how they are moving in that area after.

 

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monstermoose78

Behind the little doe was this little 8 point buck. Yep he was in big trouble.

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ANYFISH2

Congrats monster.

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ZachD

nice job moose

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monstermoose78

So far for 8 guys we got 2 8 pointers so far. My brother got this 8 on Sunday. 

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ZachD

601 saw doe no shot and heard something in the neighbors woods tearing something up

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ZachD

601 Dayton area no movement tonight

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monstermoose78

Update my uncle who hunts all day sun up to sun down got this 4 pointer today.

 

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monstermoose78

That brings the total to 3 for 8 but 4 only hunted the first weekend. So for the 4 of us who had the whole week we are 3 for 4.

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Mydog

bucks.jpgShot these 2 opening weekend in southeast Minnesota near Spring Grove.

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ANYFISH2

Good job guys.

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JIvers

Opening day in 347 was slower than normal for me, due to the calm warm weather. I had gimme shots inside of forty yards on not one but two deer, but one was a fork and the other a very small six-pointer, so with APR the law of the land down here by Iowa they got to walk away.

Had one of this spring's fawns in the wheelhouse for a good fifteen minutes Saturday afternoon while she ate corn out of the picked field in front of my stand, but I let her walk away to grow up.

What activity I did see Saturday was mostly after noon, peaking at sunset. Early morning was dead both Saturday and Sunday.

Most of the corn in my area of Fillmore County was out, but my renter had to leave fifteen acres or so in due to wet ground. I was saving walking that for Monday, but when going back to my truck to eat I made one pass through the corn each way on Saturday, just because I had to either go around it or through it, and going through it was quicker. Plus, with a little luck I just might step on a deer bedded down in there. ;)

I found nothing on my two trips through the corn on Saturday, but heading back to my truck on Sunday I stepped in to a row and found a nice doe laying twenty yards away from me. Once I was sure there were no antlers on her I popped her. Season over.

 

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ZachD

Well sat in Dayton tonight again looking for a doe sat in my ground hut in the woods. with nothing in sight 5 mins before shooting closed I decided to slip out and see if I can see any as I am close to the edge of an open area where we have a small food plot and beyond that we left beans in the field. Anyway right when I get out of the hut I see a deer to the right cutting across to the open area so I swing up and get it in my scope but cant tell if it is a doe or buck so I decided I am going down the trail I am on to try to meet it in the open area to get a better look. Well I am crouching and swiftly walking down the trail get to almost where I want and there it is standing broad side I take a knee and lift up, with my scope on vitals I am ready to pull the trigger but of course I stopped in the one and only spot that had a low hanging branch in the way and the deers head is hidden behind a mess of twings. I needed to get 3 more steps out! by now I only have about a minute of shooting time left. This deer is looking tasty so I decide I am going to try to move up to get passed the mess of branches well I take two steps and now the deer hears me faces to me and sticks its head up. I am looking through my scope and have my cross hairs right on its chest I want to pull the trigger so bad but I keep looking and looking and looking do I see antlers but of course now my back drop is cut corn so any antlers blend in to the back drop. I keep telling my self move deer move so I can see it started to move its head up and down and I can see a fait white of what appears to be antlers. By now my shooting hour window is over so I decided I have no more time to see for sure and that it must be a little spike buck. I don't care if he bust me or not at this point so I stand up get snorted at as he runs away and I continue back to the farm with a little excitement for the night.

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ANYFISH2

A no go for me this morning.  Wow, the woods are quiet today.

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ozzie

Well I finished my season last night...I spent all day hunting. I started in the morning on the S end of the land I hunt with the SW wind.  I had not been to the N woods on the land all bow season as I didn't want to ruin the area and I have a bruised ankle which makes it painful to walk on uneven ground.  Well yesterday afternoon was setting up to be the only NW wind that I was going to get to hunt with the gun so I made the change to the N woods stand at about 12:30.  Lets back up to last January when we had the terribly cold day -30 or something I went to the land and machete my way from a north swamp through the woods past my stand as I felt the land was so overgrown that the deer weren't using trails like they traditionally had.  so I cut a lane wide enough for a nice deer to walk through. Well  I sat all afternoon and then at 3:30 a combine starts combining in the field of standing corn next to my stand. This could be good or bad but I would wait it out till dark and see if anything comes by.  Well back in September I had a picture of a buck that fueled my inspiration for hunting this season and at 4:40 it walks into a small shooting window I had that came from the corn field being combined.  I saw antler and then put the scope on it right behind the shoulder and squeezed off a round right before it got to that trail I cut and would have walked out of sight.  It ran 30 yards and expired.  When I got down to track it I couldn't believe my eyes that the trail I cut in the winter was heavily used and this big boy had been using it regularly by the looks of it!!  My season is done on a 12 pointer and biggest deer I have ever shot and possibly will ever shoot!!!  Patience after 3 long years has paid off!!!  pics soon 

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MJ1657

Wow that's a bruiser. Nice work!

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ANYFISH2

That is a beast! Congrates ozzie!

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monstermoose78

Congratulations Ozzie!!

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ZachD

nice one!

 

 

Well today is the elm creek shotgun hut as I didn't get picked our farm is across the road from the park and the deer usually dip out of the park and run the tree line and through the woods into the swamp for salvation. We have 3 guys put here to cover the ground 4 doe tags and 1 buck tag to use. Have not seen a single deer! And only heard a couple shots in the park! Usually its like a war zone in there. Hopefully tonight they chase some out!

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