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Its brown- - - - -it's down!
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.
You folks are too picky.
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!