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Its brown- - - - -it's down!

TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
My buddy Elvan took advantage of Tennessee's smokepole season to take two does this morning. While he was waiting for a few minutes before tracking the first one, what appeared to be a yearling doe came along the same trail- - - -maybe looking for mama? Score another one! He was in his usual stand at the back of the field we use for the SE shoot, just behind the 200 yard gongs. No telling how many deer that one has accounted for over the past 20-something years! I'd better get busy and do some hunting before my next hand surgery that's scheduled for early December.


  • earlyearly Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    At least go at first and last light. The five hundred shop projects can wait that long.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • NNNN Posts: 25,235 Senior Member
    If it is brown and not a dog its down, is the saying in Eastern NC.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    I gotta give him a call - that's awesome to hear! That stand (the "bicycle stand, I presume) had deer going under it early in the AM on the morning of the last SE shoot. Glad to see he was able to capitalize on it.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    If it is brown and not a dog its down, is the saying in Eastern NC.

    You folks are too picky.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • jaywaptijaywapti Posts: 5,115 Senior Member
    Good luck to ya .

  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    (the "bicycle stand, I presume)

    There's a story behind that name. Back when I was running the auto shop at the state trade school, the welding shop next door would get thinwall steel tubing from a nearby bicycle factory that didn't meet their quality control standards by the truckload for the students to practice welding on. I scavenged a few pieces of it and built a ladder-style deer stand that would clamp to a tree with ratchet straps. It's been there for 25 years or so and the platform is pretty much rotted away, so Elvan uses the tree next to it to hang his tree lounge in and uses the old ladder stand to climb into the tree lounge. He's been bushwhacking deer from that stand for quite a while- - - - -I have too! They go past from powder burn range to a hundred yards or so, depending on which trail is in use on a particular day.

    Hunting the same area for 30 years has its advantages!
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    That's an awesome backstory! Is he going to be up there hunting the weekend I'm coming out to visit you and do the lapping job on my flinter? It could make for a nice 3-man hunting day!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Not sure- - - -his brother Eddie is coming down from Vermont sometime after Thanksgiving for a hunt, not exactly sure which week.
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