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Heading out.....

Well, after missing the opening because all of my family was sick, I will finally get out today.  Not excited about the full moon, which has most of the deer moving right at dark, if not after.

But hey, can't be picky when you have a free day in the woods to go hunting, right? Wink

Still have never shot a deer with a bow, but for about the 15th year or so, I will continue to try.  It might seem like a futile effort, but I really enjoy this time of year, sitting in a tree, in the peacefullness of the woods.  The first deer I get will be a bonus!

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Good luck Sean. Hope you can

Good luck Sean. Hope you can get your first archery deer. I leave on thursday morning for my back country trip. I have all my gear ready to go, I work today and tomarrow than I'm off till the end of the month for hunting. Its been in the mid to upper 90's this past week and its supossed to drop to 70 by mid week and stay that way so I'm hoping the cooler weather will jump start the rut.

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Yeah, I heard you guys were

Yeah, I heard you guys were pretty toasty up that way, while we actually cooled down by 10 degrees or so.  I think it's going to be around 80 or so when I hit the stand, probably 65 when I leave it @ 7:30 tonight.  Getting ready to change, and head out the door.

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Good luck with your hunt. I

Good luck with your hunt. I know you've had to wait to get out there and have put a lot of preperation into it. Hopefully this will be the year for you.

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Good luck to you. Hope you

Good luck to you. Hope you get a nice one!

I will not be geting out there for another month. This year I'll be hunting deer in NM Unit 30 w/ my muzzleloader. Wish me luck!!!

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Thanks.  It ended up just

Thanks.  It ended up just being a nature watching event, as usual.  Saw some nice blue jays, and chickadees.  No deer.  This full moon had me at a disadvantage from the start.

Best of luck on the Muzzleloader hunt in New Mexico!  Should be a good hunt.  Be sure to post some photos and a story when you come back!

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Will do. Thanks!!!

Will do. Thanks!!!

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Don't give up!

You are doing the right thing.  It WILL pay off sooner or later.  Don't give up!

If you hven't read it before it might help to know that you are not alone -

http://www.biggamehunt.net/stories/learning-patience

'This story is for anyone who closed the season empty handed. You are not alone, but it is said that good things come to those who wait.  ...After years of hunting all season without success, I was back at my door with my second tag filled just 20 minutes after walking out of it. I had never had so quick a hunt as that morning.  ... ten years after I first booked my hunt to Alaska, I bagged my bull moose....'

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Just keep after it Sean, At

Just keep after it Sean, At least it's time in the woods, I always try as well with little luck but am grateful to be out in the woods. Hope you have a great season.

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