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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by jakemauldin » Mon May 06, 2019 9:40 pm

Hunting and fishing has always been a huge part of my life. My father introduced me at an early age to the ways of being a sportsman but it was really how we survived since money was tight when I was young. And in time I have learned so many lessons while in the woods such as patience, dedication, and the simple fact that God is great and has blessed us with so many beautiful things in nature and I have been allowed to access that freedom here in the good ol’ USA!! My wife and I have been able to experience a few amazing hunts most of which turned up with the only shots we got were from her professional work camera! But that’s ok it’s called hunting and not killing for a reason. Sometimes I would really prefer to shoot these majestic animals with a camera so that others can admire their beauty as we have. And other times I know through conservation I’m able to keep the cycle of life flowing and I’m also able to fill the freezer! We sure do love family fish fry’s and frying up some backstrap from a recent harvest!
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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by iowa jim » Tue May 07, 2019 6:55 am

STL wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:36 pm
@iowa jim how was your season? Over the winter I decided to take up bow hunting as my newest endeavour. Super pumped. Throwing my hat into the Iowa draw too. My wife's family are farmers with a ton of land, so hopefully I can get out there with a tag in the next couple years.
It went well as i shot a 10 point the second day of the Missouri rifle season that scored roughly 140. In Iowa i shot a 9 pointer that scored roughly 110, had a little ground shrinkage when i got up to him. Didn't hunt quite as much as i normally do because the wife had some health issues. I didn't get to bow hunt Missouri much and ended up with tag soup on that. How did your season go and what area in Iowa are you planning to hunt?

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Deke » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 am

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Late to the party, but does anyone else on here bird hunt? Top pick is my wife and one of our dogs on her first pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota, and her first two roosters. We bow hunt , mostly mule deer in Washington.

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Hexadecimal 00FF00 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 am

I don't bow hunt and have only Dove hunted a few times. Have never done any other wing hunting.. However, I deer, pig, coyote and bobcat hunt a lot in addition to elk. I'm planning hunts for Black Bear, Mountain Lion, and Aoudad (already put the deposit on the Aoudad). Going through outfitter selection for the bear and lion hunts. Another on my list is Kudu. Not sure if I'll do that here in the US (probably not) or go to Africa. Other plains game is further down the list after Lynx and Wolf, for example. Basically I'm giving up the deer hunting in lieu of other game.
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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by megillet » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:58 pm

Deke wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 am
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Late to the party, but does anyone else on here bird hunt? Top pick is my wife and one of our dogs on her first pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota, and her first two roosters. We bow hunt , mostly mule deer in Washington.
Yeah, I bird hunt. Quail down here in GA, but headed to SD in Oct/Nov for some pheasants. Went to Kansas last year and had a blast.

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Deke » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:13 pm

megillet wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:58 pm
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Late to the party, but does anyone else on here bird hunt? Top pick is my wife and one of our dogs on her first pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota, and her first two roosters. We bow hunt , mostly mule deer in Washington.
Yeah, I bird hunt. Quail down here in GA, but headed to SD in Oct/Nov for some pheasants. Went to Kansas last year and had a blast.

South Dakota is a blast. Even more fun if you can get on private land. Where are you looking at going if you don’t mind me asking?

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by megillet » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:34 pm

Deke wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:13 pm
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Late to the party, but does anyone else on here bird hunt? Top pick is my wife and one of our dogs on her first pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota, and her first two roosters. We bow hunt , mostly mule deer in Washington.
Yeah, I bird hunt. Quail down here in GA, but headed to SD in Oct/Nov for some pheasants. Went to Kansas last year and had a blast.

South Dakota is a blast. Even more fun if you can get on private land. Where are you looking at going if you don’t mind me asking?
Going to be just a little east of Pierre. This will be our first time in SD, will probably be all public land unless I stumble onto someone that knows someone. We are really looking forward to it.

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Deke » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:18 pm

megillet wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:34 pm
Deke wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:13 pm
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Yeah, I bird hunt. Quail down here in GA, but headed to SD in Oct/Nov for some pheasants. Went to Kansas last year and had a blast.

South Dakota is a blast. Even more fun if you can get on private land. Where are you looking at going if you don’t mind me asking?
Going to be just a little east of Pierre. This will be our first time in SD, will probably be all public land unless I stumble onto someone that knows someone. We are really looking forward to it.

If you are east of Pierre and need some info pm me that is right where we hunt. I will try to get you through some of the learning curve of that area.

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Ecks from Tex » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:28 am

My dad really hit it right this year. Here's his fall hunting schedule

September 5-14: Archery elk hunting trip in New Mexico (private land and public land)

October 2-10: Archery black bear/whitetail deer hunting trip in Vermont (private land and public land)

November 2-10: Archery deer hunting trip in Kansas at the peak pre-rut activity(mostly private land but also Kansas WIHA)

I'm taking him on the Kansas trip, but damn he has an awesome schedule this fall.

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by rossbear » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:06 am

Guys, is someone doing a night hunt? Can you recommend the best night vision monocular for hunting?

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Ware » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:23 am

rossbear wrote:
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Guys, is someone doing a night hunt? Can you recommend the best night vision monocular for hunting?
Welcome to TLF! If I was going to buy one, it would probably be a PVS-14. But that’$ the $ame rea$on I don’t have one. :D

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Ecks from Tex » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:27 pm

rossbear wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:06 am
Guys, is someone doing a night hunt? Can you recommend the best night vision monocular for hunting?
a minimum Gen II night vision or you are not going to be happy with your purchase.

but in truth if I'm spending that much I am going to get next gen thermal

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by William » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:51 pm

Deke wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 am
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Late to the party, but does anyone else on here bird hunt? Top pick is my wife and one of our dogs on her first pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota, and her first two roosters. We bow hunt , mostly mule deer in Washington.

Just got this little girl for my son and our family. hoping to get back into it.



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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by jakemauldin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:11 pm

Going Elk hunting in Colorado, second rifle season in Unit 70. Anyone live up that direction?
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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Lpv777 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:56 am

Who is ready for fall whitetail in the NE.

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Hexadecimal 00FF00 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:42 am

Lpv777 wrote:
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Who is ready for fall whitetail in the NE.
I'm not but I'm excited for you, @Lpv777. I'm ready for the season in Texas and Ohio though. However, after this season in Texas I'll be, somewhat sadly, skipping the next few years in lieu of pursuing other game elsewhere. I may still hunt in Ohio but it won't be a priority either.
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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by iowa jim » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:57 am

Lpv777 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:56 am
Who is ready for fall whitetail in the NE.
I am ready but my hips are not, will be getting cortisone shots in each hip and hope that will help. I usually bow hunt Iowa and Missouri and then muzzy hunt Iowa and rifle hunt Missouri.

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Lpv777 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:44 am

This is the first time since ive started bowhunting that I have to abandon the early prt of the season and part of the rut. Job duties....

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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by Bigdrumnc » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:05 pm

My favorite time of year! Getting ready to bush a few open water duck blinds!
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Re: Hunting & Fishing Discussion

Post by RDZed » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:17 am

Crappie bite is on in the Appomattox River, behind my house...

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