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bullsi1911bullsi1911 ModeratorPosts: 12,043 Senior Member
Warm and humid, cloudy, no wind...



Hope I don't regret letting the spike I say at first light walk away
To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
-Mikhail Kalashnikov

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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Good luck!

    You always let the first spike walk away! The second one....not so much.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,464 Senior Member
    Good luck. I'm waiting for cooler weather.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,032 Senior Member
    [QUOTE=knitepoet;602599 Sorry, but until I get one down, if it's legal, it's SHOT.".[/QUOTE]

    Me to, if its brown its down.

    Hang in there Bullsi , the right one will come along.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    It finally cooled off, a little, here. I am glad our season doesn't start for another two weeks.

    I hope your season gets better bullsi.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    Oh well, next time.
  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 807 Senior Member
    It was 72 degrees today in Minnesota. We went out this morning and didn't see any deer, decided to go fishing instead
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,043 Senior Member
    I did not see anything worth shooting. My brother got a big bodied 5 point cull buck, and my buddy got a big sow pig.

    Going out again now.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,043 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Good luck. I'm waiting for cooler weather.

    82 degrees in the blind. You were the smart one
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,043 Senior Member
    Too small-

    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Heh - It took me a second to realize what I was seeing there. Good on you to let a few walk. Your season is just getting going, so you'll have time.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    This is the first year I haven't been concentrating on opening day. The weather is horrible for hunting, but I have other factors that are impacting my opening day, even more. There has been pipeline construction going on since mid-summer, right through the middle of our 200 acre lease. It was supposed to be over, two weeks ago, but as I sat in my blind Saturday morning, I had pickups, bulldozers, and dump trucks driving by me, 50 yards away. Also, the timber company that manages the land chose two weeks before the season to burn off the underbrush on the west 1/2 of the property.

    I was aware of the likelihood of the burning, before I signed the lease, but no mention was made of the pipeline construction. It would not have mattered, due to the low price I paid, and the fact that the season lasts till January. Also, once the work is done, we will have a 100 feet strip of winter grass going right through the middle of the property, which should draw the deer back in. This has been a good lease in the past, and will be again, hopefully in time to salvage some of this season, but most certainly for next year. I don't regret leasing this land, because it will be almost perfect for our family 'needs,' once all of the work is finished, which I expect to be by the middle of next week.
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    I never let a deer walk, on the first day, that I would take on the last day.......robin
    I don't often talk to people that voted for Obama, but when I do I order large fries!
    Life member of the American Legion, the VFW, the NRA and the Masonic Lodge, retired LEO
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    HAWKEN wrote: »
    I never let a deer walk, on the first day, that I would take on the last day.......robin

    This.
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    HAWKEN wrote: »
    I never let a deer walk, on the first day, that I would take on the last day.......robin

    I like the way you think Robin.

    Being primarily a meat hunter, I tend to follow the above for the most part.

    Edited to add: With no seasons over here, when I go hunting its either recreation and/or freezer filling.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,043 Senior Member
    Created this in the blind and sent it out to my hunting party:


    Yeah, I let a couple deer walk. I have venison in the freezer, so I was being selective in what I would shoot. But it was a couple of great days hunting. Got to be in the woods with kith and kin, enjoyed some schizophrenic Texas weather, watched some wildlife, and my brother and buddy harvested a couple fine animals.

    Going back next weekend. I bet it will be a great hunt then as well
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,464 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Created this in the blind and sent it out to my hunting party:


    I love you.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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