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opening day of deer hunting in ct

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by woodmeister, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. woodmeister

    woodmeister New Member

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    all I did was watch the squirrels run around all day then get soaked, someone must be able to top that.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Eat squirrel. :long: :-/ :lol:
  3. woodmeister

    woodmeister New Member

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    it would'nt be the first time for that but the 30-30 may be a wee bit much.
  4. phatfarmerbob

    phatfarmerbob New Member

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    we dont open rifle till saturday, but bow has been pretty uneventful. other then sizing up trees to cut after deer season!
  5. woodmeister

    woodmeister New Member

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    not many acorns in the woods around here that should keep them on the move don't know what it means for our winter weather.
  6. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    We catch em out here with fishing nets... thrown at close distance.
  8. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Same here.


    Murph is very tired of their tenacity. That and he hates the wild turkeys, too.


    They do not obey his orders at all :)
  9. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    We don't have an overstock of deer around here, but I have to assume deer season started because a couple days ago a large antlered deer bounded across the road. I have to assume he was running from something. Ah, looks like archery season....according to a web site! Beside that we have a gun range right down the road, so the deer are probably putting the sound and the smell and the sight (of those hunters) together and running.....
  10. Milton Findley

    Milton Findley Feeling the Heat

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    You do know that 30.30 can be loaded with a lead pistol bullet and 16 grains of unique? Fine squirrel round. :)
  11. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Squirrel!

  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Saw 4 bucks opening day. Finished cutting one of those bucks up today. The tenderloins were delicious too.
  13. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Sounds great Savage ;-)

    Here was the day before opening..

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    And with the next day harvest.

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    i had to come home on the Thursday but had alot of fun for sure woodmeister :)

    Great bunch of guys to hang out with!

    we had 3 hanging when i left but i didnt see anything :) which is fine as there is always next year...

    loon

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  14. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Oh Loon, there is just something good about deer camp! We used to go with old army tents and it worked great. Big tent for socializing and smaller tent for sleeping. For beds, we always took straw. Laid out a couple logs and filled in with straw so everyone slept on the straw. It worked great but we usually had to fluff up the straw after a few days.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I really like that last pic . . . just something about a bunch of guys hanging out together sharing a meal or a few drinks and a good time . . .
  16. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    you guys got that right! ;-) was along way from home with some new people but everything was a hoot..

    there were 13 counting me in the group and made it home with some great memories :)

    that fella playing the guitar could make some big cash! with the right manager ;-P

    loon



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    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Brings back memories of when this used to play on all of the PA country stations at the start of buck week:

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    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Just finished getting my gear together for tomorrow morning. I shot a doe last weekend to get something in the freezer. Hope to get some more freezer meat in tomorrow.
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    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    Deer camp, part of what my wife calls "The high holy week of hunting" because everything else comes to a screeching halt. Some people just don't know what they are missing.


    Took my daughter out for youth season this morning, had a nice 8pt at 25 yards within 15 minutes of entering the woods. She couldn't see the chest so there was no shot, I could clearly see it and he would have been toast but it was her hunt. She ended up missing one doe later and we saw a total of 16 with only the one shot. She smiled from ear to ear all day long. Not everyday you can say that about a 16 year old girl!



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  21. Milton Findley

    Milton Findley Feeling the Heat

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    I remember all those guys, and all those cans of Hormel chili, the beer, and the pride of accomplishment. And we hunted deer sometimes too.
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    jebatty Minister of Fire

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    Last day of the rifle firearms season in MN. Last Sunday was my good day. A very nice 8 pt buck at 135 yards. Freezer is full. A good winter ahead.

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  23. loon

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    very nice! good for you eh ;-)

    loon
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    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Just got back from Maine yesterday- my group moved to a new location after 50 years in the same place (I am third generation). Had a shot at one bounding and saw another on the last afternoon of our hunt. In all, we saw 6 deer, but unfortunately we did not bring anything home but great memories, a lot of laughs, and high expectations for next year.

    As for me, we still have two weeks here in NH- so GAME ON!
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    Nice buck jebatty. Love that swelled neck.

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