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Offline benny8

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What have you been up to?
« on: May 14, 2020, 03:27:21 AM »
Anyone else doing any preparations for the deer season? The wife and I went out the other afternoon after work and removed a buddy ladder stand from a pc of property we have hunted for 10 years now. It was my brothers brother in laws land. The last couple years he has opened the property up to others to ride 4 wheelers around on. I know that the deer get accustomed to such activity, but we have seen a change in activity since on our trail cams. Not to mention that the whips and briars have grown out of control. Now this is great for the deer, but not so much for getting an arrow or bullet thru. Not to mention its a bit out of the way as we have headed in the opposite direction for most of our hunting. The pc is small and surrounded by posters and now someone else has started hunting the property just above our stand, so it was time to move on. Anywho, we are about 250 yards out a meandering and uphill logging road. The wife and I have got this taking down and erecting the buddy stands thing down to a science. I climb the ladder, remove the safety harness straps and bow/gun holder, unbuckle the two ratchets, climb down and she unties the stabilizer straps while I undo the stabilizer bar. Lift the whole stand up tree to free the legs of ladder sunk into ground. She gets under stand with feet wedged against legs of ladder and holding the stabilizer straps like the reins of a horse. I lower the stand by bracing the rungs, working my way towards the top as it lowers tot he ground. Once on the ground, I flip up safety bar to the back bar of stand and cinch it there with the stabilizer straps to keep from getting them tangled. I rest the back bar/stabilizer bar across my shoulders and hold the uprights that support the safety bars and she picks up the legs of ladder like a wheelbarrow and "steers" me out of the woods. 30 mins from the time we left the truck until we got back in it to leave. Yesterday we scouted out a spot for it closer to home which makes it nice for early bow season hunts. Up to Shamp this weekend to check our stands and hang some trail cameras. What have you been up to?

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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 04:54:28 AM »
Absolutely! I never stop prepping when it comes to Deer, I can truly say I pour my everything into Whitetails all year.

I have already moved two stands and done a tone of scouting. I have 5 cams  out at the moment. The bucks have made good gains in there racks in the last month.

Headed out Saturday to see if I can find some Flounder for Dinner though.
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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 05:41:00 AM »
I have been scouting for deer since the season closed here. I have a few new spots picked out. I have a few cams out too. I do need to move a couple of stands.

I have also been prepping for an elk hunt in Colorado with 2-4 weighted pack hikes a week.

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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 07:14:38 AM »
Absolutely! I never stop prepping when it comes to Deer, I can truly say I pour my everything into Whitetails all year.

I have already moved two stands and done a tone of scouting. I have 5 cams  out at the moment. The bucks have made good gains in there racks in the last month.

Headed out Saturday to see if I can find some Flounder for Dinner though.
For the most part everything for us is Whitetail 24/7/365. Love it! Good luck with the flounder!
I have been scouting for deer since the season closed here. I have a few new spots picked out. I have a few cams out too. I do need to move a couple of stands.

I have also been prepping for an elk hunt in Colorado with 2-4 weighted pack hikes a week.
Sweet, an Elk Hunt is definitely on the bucket list for the wife and I.

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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 08:37:30 AM »
with the current situation we are in i find myself alot more active in scouting this time of year. (with no youth sports) i bring both my daughters for walks in and around pieces i hunt to get them ready for bow season. the kids were not into off trail walking for a little while until one found her first shed now they are bugging me to go every chance possible which is great!! But am missing softball season and all the tournaments running out of projects around the house to do ;D. best of luck out there people.... still 2 more weeks to put a bird in the freezer.

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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 10:00:00 AM »
with the current situation we are in i find myself alot more active in scouting this time of year. (with no youth sports) i bring both my daughters for walks in and around pieces i hunt to get them ready for bow season. the kids were not into off trail walking for a little while until one found her first shed now they are bugging me to go every chance possible which is great!! But am missing softball season and all the tournaments running out of projects around the house to do ;D. best of luck out there people.... still 2 more weeks to put a bird in the freezer.

I never thought Id miss both my girls softball spring and summer seasons and all the tournaments but, I do.
It's not being cocky if you can back it up!

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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2020, 10:23:55 AM »
I hear you there AA wife and i usually say can't wait till tournaments are over so we can relax and not drive all over hell and creation. cause of course 2 girls 2 different teams always dividing and conquering. now we are hoping they can get a little season in. not sure what to do with ourselves ;D ;D. fingers crossed good luck out there maybe see you on a field somewhere.

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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 05:06:27 PM »
I hear you there AA wife and i usually say can't wait till tournaments are over so we can relax and not drive all over hell and creation. cause of course 2 girls 2 different teams always dividing and conquering. now we are hoping they can get a little season in. not sure what to do with ourselves ;D ;D. fingers crossed good luck out there maybe see you on a field somewhere.

Likewise! My wife and I get tired of it by July but now Im thinking I was wrong lol. Where are you out of? My girls play for Dover.
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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 11:26:18 AM »
Likewise! My wife and I get tired of it by July but now Im thinking I was wrong lol. Where are you out of? My girls play for Dover.
Auburn.. both my girls played for lamprey river lightning then aftershock out of northwood now my youngest plays for Bobcats out of manchester mostly Auburn girls and oldest plays for Show out of Wilmington ma. All of our out of states tournaments have been cancelled for youngest waiting to see what mass. does for their rules

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Re: What have you been up to?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2020, 04:10:04 PM »
Right on! I feel like I remember seeing one of those teams in Milford last year maybe?
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