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Ready For Season!!!!!

Stands are up, lanes are cut, mineral sites and food plots are in, cameras are up. Now just more shooting practice and hopefully collecting some nice pictures and a 5 week wait. I have had trouble with my camera's this year though. Hopefully I finally have them working right. Anyone else done ready and waiting?

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Well, mostly ready.  Pulled

Well, mostly ready.  Pulled my trail cam the other day, took one last look around.  Just need to shoot a little more, but that's it.  Season opens Saturday, but I will bypass the first weekend to dove hunt.  Then I'll give it a go the following week.

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I'm almost done. I need to

I'm almost done. I need to re-cut the fields that the stands face - so four need to get cut by end of next week. Plus I need to cut lanes for 1 stand down in a valley. OH - and do some practice shooting with my bow. Other than that - I am ready... for my Ohio deer hunts! Then I need to pack and get back to Colorado for my 2nd season Elk hunt.

MOTF and Ca_V - good luck on your hunts! I look forward to your stories and pics. Thumbs up

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Good luck to you also!!!!!

Good luck to you also!!!!! Hope we both nail an Ohio giant!!!!!

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cut sapling sthis weekend and looking forward to getting out there!

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I checked the camera's on

I checked the camera's on Friday. The one camera isn't working very well but the other one seems to be doing a little better. I got a pic of a nice crab claw 10 point. He does look a little young though. I think he is 2 1/2, possibly 3 1/2. Once I get the pic posted you guys can look at him and tell me what you think. It is also just a profile pic (broadside view) so it's hard to judge what he might score. From what I see of him he probably looks two years away from the hit list. Also, I had a nice treat show up on the cam. I have a piebald doe. If I get a chance at her, she will definitely be taking a dirt nap. I will work on getting these posted. Also, this year I decided to try putting in some small food plots for the first time ever. I planted them Aug. 24th. I checked them the same time I checked my camera's. One looks to be doing really well. The other one looks good in some spots and not so good in other spots. So far I am happy with the results.

 

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I was out shooting the new

I was out shooting the new bow again today. Inside of thirty yards, I am extremely accurate. 30 yards and out my shots begin wandering around the black with a few in the black every now and then. My buddy was with me and he was watching me real close trying to pinpoint my problem. When I get out to the longer ranges for some reason I grip the bow alot tighter than I normally do. He said relax the grip and that pretty much solved the problem. It was getting darker though about that time so I didn't get to shoot much after that. I was amazed though how just relaxing the grip the grouping in the black came back just like that.

 

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That is great news and

That is great news and advice. I have practiced as well plus cut the fields so now just waiting for 15 more days!!! Thumbs up

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Practice far to hunt close

I always practice a little further than I actually would shoot ever shoot because it causes me to concentrate a lot more on the shot. When I move into my actual shooting range 10-20 yards it seems so easy after the further shots. That and when I have a deer in my sights and I'm shaking my pins seem to grow larger and the deer shrinks  Huh?

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Pulled this off of the trail

Pulled this off of the trail cam today - nice little 8 pt. Man - 13 more days until opening bow season can't come quick enough!!!

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NIce!

I'm guessing 14-16" What would you say?  I say that I  would make a hole in him if he walked past me!!! Thanks for sharing 

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