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    Me spending all of my extra time being perched in a tree stand. Today is the start of Ohio's archery season.

    I hope I see a big ol' corn and soy fed buck tonight. Even if you don't get a shot at a big deer it sure gets you fired up for the rest of the season. It makes it much easier to sit there hour after hour if you know big deer are around and you have a chance. Not seeing deer is very demoralizing and leads to a poor mindset. If you don't think you are going to get a buck then you often leave early or don't go out at all. This is usually a self fulfilling prophecy.

    Just like most things in life, a positive mindset equals success while a poor outlook often leads to failure.
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    May your arrow be straight...may the rack be huge!
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    I missed a slick head earlier. Been back once and saw nothing. Going to hang another stand tomorrow and hopefully be in it Tuesday. Good luck to you. My bow season has started kind of slow, stuff keeps getting in the way of going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    May your arrow be straight...may the rack be huge!
    I love huge racks.
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    Well I went and I did see a buck but he wasn't a shooter, just a little guy ( a spike). I didn't see any other deer but I like the spot and I'll give it a few days and go again sometime this week.


    Oh, and I like big racks too!
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    While a big rack looks good hanging on the wall, I'd much rather have a doe in the freezer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    May your arrow be straight...may the rack be huge!
    My buddy picked his wife this way..Great advice.
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    Kinda reminds me of Puberty,one day I got my "license" unexpectedly like a great present,then the hunt for a great "Trophy" started,took years of painstaking stalking(ok maybe not "stalking") but searching for the right one to bring home.Then she took my license to hunt,and I been up a tree ever since,kinda like Timmy
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    While a big rack looks good hanging on the wall, I'd much rather have a doe in the freezer.
    I agree about the flavor, but I find that the challenge of hunting a doe just isn't there for me. Does are like rats and I could shoot twenty of them a year. Big bucks are savvy and sneaky and really test your hunting skill. For me, that is the challenge.
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    Good luck timmy hope you bag a big one. Our archery season starts saturday I'm pumped. Antelope rifle that morning then in the blind for archery deer.

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    I live in Ohio but have not had a chance to sit out yet. Last week I was at the gun shop buying arrows and broadheads, and ended up walking out with a brand new synthetic Mossy 500 12ga with both barrels for $314.

    Happy hunting!
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    Well, good luck! I like to fish, and my wife describes it as "A jerk on one end of a line, waiting for a jerk on the other". I'll have to have her describe deer hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Well, good luck! I like to fish, and my wife describes it as "A jerk on one end of a line, waiting for a jerk on the other". I'll have to have her describe deer hunting.
    I love to fish as well but when the weather turns cool I put away the poles and break out the hunting gear. I have some co-workers who are die hard anglers. My co-workers go after steelhead (very large trout) and they run all winter here. They are very fun to catch but it is cooooold fishing in the months of December an January. I fish for them every now and then, usually after I'm tagged out.
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