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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by troy fairweather, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Highland Lofts

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  2. Rembrandt

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    That's quite a "playhouse", would like to get a pictorial tour of that!
     
  3. d2wing

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    This year my stand will be empty. My cast should come off just before season. They are thinking of sitting me on a hillside providing I am able to shoot. I dunno yet.
     
  4. troy fairweather

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    I hope you are able to get out to do some hunting. Make someone wheel you out there ifyou have to lol.
     
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    Closest thing to a "blind" I've got. I'll sit under the tailgate and wait for stuff to walk by in a few spots. Couple places I just sit in the cab and wait for stuff to cross....I've had stuff walk within feet of the truck while it was running....and it's kinda loud.

    Got hit by a chevy a couple months ago, and I still need to fix the camber, weld in some stuff, and fix a brake line before we can go camp out and wait for goats again
     
  6. troy fairweather

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    Hey that's cheating lol, you need to find a cap and put a mattress in the bed.
     
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  7. Hookeye

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    The Ruger #1 pic w little 8 pt.....i was laying on the ground by my treestand, back too messed up. Bud in a stand told me it was coming across field to me via text.

    131" 9 pt I got still hunting. Saw him and snuck up a bit.

    Half my deer killed from the ground half by sneaking
     
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  8. Hookeye

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    I cant slip through tangles like I used to.
    My back usually trashed and limits bending.
    However it also slows me down more.
    Which might be a plus.
    At least in killing em
    Aint worth a darn once they keel over
     
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    Used to do that, kept waking up well after all the critters had long since gone to hide for the day.
     
  10. troy fairweather

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    Lol I always wanted to do the cap motel for when I go to the coast to fish, just need to find somewhere to shower lol.waking up early is hard for me since I'm a night owl, I've done way to many trips just staying up all weekend, they get old fast lol.

    For hunting I always had a idea for mini cabins, just big enough for a sleeping cot a chair and small table. Have it set up on a nice hunting spot.
     
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  11. troy fairweather

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    Is that a fish tank or a swimming pool.
     
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    I used to be a morning person, now I have a hell of a time getting up. The camper and futon was perfect when I used to go down to the coast after work and pop goats before going home on my weekends. Last few times tried tho, I might as well have been fishing cause I stayed up all night.
    I fish at night almost exclusively now, way more comfortable, so there's been a few dive, fish, hunt weekends.

    Catchment tank, no county water where we live, can see the neighbors back to the right.
     
  13. troy fairweather

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    Ok, do you have a water well, i don't know how they would be on the islands.
    ya I really need to get some sleeping pills lol. Or I'll wake up and just be exhausted and not in the mood to gunt.

    I was hard getting up this morning, I went squirrel hunting, they were all over the roads but not where I was hunting. Maybe they spelled in lol, it was a nice morning tho low 40s and light wind.
     
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    Rain run off, tho some folks have wells.

    Do you guys use "blinds" or hides for small game? I used to shoot tons of birds, rats, and mongoose from improvised hides made out of bushes back on our farm.
     
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  15. troy fairweather

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    No just still hunt, I'll walk slow and find a group of bigger nut trees like oak, hickey and walnut. Then sit down for 20 minutes to let them com out, I only see one the 2 hours I was there in range but didn't have a good shot.

    normally when get get the first cold snap there all out getting ready for winter, but I guess there lazy or worried about corona lol.
     
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  16. Hookeye

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    8ll set up some netting or clip branches, for dice or geese hides,and maybe a couple when bowhunting groundhogs.
    Turkey hunting i find a wide tree w slight lean back.

    Those runs to the woods starting at 430 am.....pick a comfy tree. It very well may be a mattress LOL
     
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  17. Hookeye

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    Actually, w the ticks down south there is a big flat rock by a roost area and we do call it the mattress.

    Ive slept on it.

    Buddy had a copperhead pop out next to him, out of a hollow log......about 100 yards down

    Rattlers around. Never seen one

    You watch where you put your butt.
     
  18. Rembrandt

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    Got a lot easier to move when permanently mounted on a trailer. As Deer movement patterns change, very easy to move to different locations.

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  19. jmorris

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    Loonwulf’s reminded me of this one, not mine but a memorable one.

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    Another one that’s not mine but I wish was. Heck, I have camped in lesser dwellings. Wonder what it cost?

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  20. bsparker

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    I'm with you. Never used a tree stand or blind. last year was the first time I built a couple of natural lean-tos with tree branches to help out with my first bow season. I've taken deer at 25 yards just standing up against a tree. Half the time my dad would take them at that range with no camo on and a cigar in his hand. Not against it, just been too cheap and stuck in my ways.
     
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  21. troy fairweather

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    That's nice, I'd think you could do it for 20k maybe less, but if you have 8 windows and a guy for each one the the cost may not be to bad lol. It's kinda like how I was thinking off making are next blind, but I thing 6 sides not 8. And just 4x8 ply wood walls. Should be plenty big for 2 hunters.

    I've seen were someone put a old Ford cab in the fork of a free and hunted out of it.
     
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  22. jmorris

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    I don’t know how close power is to it but if it’s as far from it as the two views we can see would suggest, you could spend more than that getting a meter there.
     
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  23. Hookeye

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    No shooting or stand work this weekend.
    Just got home............rough night.............appendix removed.
    Ouchy.
    The ol lady and kid went to fetch my Jeep from the ER parking lot.
     
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  24. Rembrandt

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    jmorris, that last one looks like its located in Texas or Oklahoma....bet there's an oil well close by ($$$)
     
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  25. troy fairweather

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    That sucks, hope you get better quick.
     
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