Well I had my shoulder surgery back on Feb 6th and it was a sucess. I'm still pretty sore where they went in and removed some of my collar bone. I've been doing PT since the 13th and have pretty good range of motion back in my arm. I still have 5 weeks off so my shoulder can heal all the way up. This morning I went to the area where I shot my deer and hung one of my Trail cams. I know there is a big buck in the area and I want to start patterning him now so this fall I know him better then he knows himself. What has everyone been up to? any early scouting? getting ready for shed hunting?
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Fri, 2012-02-24 12:49
Fri, 2012-02-24 13:08#1
Glat you are healing well -
Glat you are healing well - keep at that PT. I am doing some shed hunting next Monday and Tuesday. Doing some turkey hunting in April and May in Ohio.
Fri, 2012-02-24 14:01#2
Good to hear that you are
Good to hear that you are doing all right and getting out some.
Scouting and shed hunting here are still a ways off. There is still quite a bit of snow up in them hills that I plan on hunting this year and the roads into where the deer and elk winter are fairly muddy.
I'm still working on a load for my bear hunt and come next month I plan on finishing it off and then to reload the hunting rounds. All my partners that wanted to go with me have either backed out or found out that they have better things to do with the money that it would cost.
Too bad that you didn't have your foot, leg, knee, or hip operated on. I need someone that I can out run when I tick off that bear that I plan on shooting.
Fri, 2012-02-24 15:06#3
Glad to hear all went well
Glad to hear all went well and that your are recovering well. Best advise I can give you is do not push it to fast or to hard. I have had 3 shoulder surgeries so have some knowledge of this first hard. Good luck with the trail cam and hope your efforts pay off this fall. Just getting ready for my spring bear hunt and doing some late season ice fishing. Plan on some shed hunting but still want to wait a few weeks for more deer to drop the antlers.
Fri, 2012-02-24 20:24#4
I will start calling coyotes
I will start calling coyotes in my deer hunting area in about a month.
That gets me out, more familiar with the area I plan to hunt, and helps to reduce the predators in the area. If I stumble across some sheds I'll take them home and give them to a knife maker I know as he likes to use them for knife handles.
I'll scout through the summer as well and shoot coyotes. Season is all year long on them. I also have a lion tag in my wallet in case I manage to call one in. I just need to check the dates on the season as they are only in season about nine months of the year.
Congrats on your surgery Numbnutz. I wish you a full and speedy recovery with many more hunting seasons in your future.
Sat, 2012-02-25 08:34#5
Thats good new's! I'm a bit
Thats good new's! I'm a bit jelouious though. When they did my shoulder they removed about 1/4" of collar bone and fixed a torn roto cuff. I only got a 4 week recovery peroid and the thing bothered me for four of five month's after that if I wasn't real careful! You lucky dog!!!
Sun, 2012-02-26 12:38#6
Good to hear all went well.
Good to hear all went well. It's crappy that you needed to do it but it's great that you could schedule and plan it for the off season.
For me, it's time to break out the fly tying equipment. The spring thaw is just around the corner & I've got a date with some pre-spawn rainbows!
Sun, 2012-02-26 18:35#7
Congratulations on having a
Congratulations on having a successful surgery and most inportantly enough time off to heal properly. I dislocated my left elbow pretty badly a number of years back and like an idiot went back to work after just a few days and did lifting I shouldn't have. It still hurts badly sometimes and doesn't quite straighten out. I have broken both legs and arms before but this has been the most serious and longest lasting injury.
Leaving on my aoudad hunt in 3 days in south Texas and hopefully back to Texas next month for turkey.
Sun, 2012-02-26 21:46#8
Your post, and speedy recovery, is testament to proper physical therapy and your being dedicated enough to do as instructed by people trained in the healing arts.
Sat, 2012-03-10 00:12#9
I was able to get out last
I was able to get out last weekend so I did some shed hunting in my late season hunting area. I didn't find any sheds due to deep snow but I did spot some deer and a couple with little buds on top of their heads. We had a pretty crazy 10 days of weather, It would be snowing down to sea-level one day and 65 the next. The area I was in is at about 2500' and the snow was knee deep and I couldn't make it as far as I wanted to. but hopefully in a couple weeks I'll back out there and the snow will be gone.