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#6900946 - 09/27/17 01:03 PM Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!)
Hunter Daddy Offline

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 182
Everything is ready for opening day except ... I have not shot my crossbow yet. I still have 3 more days to be sure that it is still "on site."
Should have a NE wind for our south Texas opener. Down side is ... too many acorns.

#6900982 - 09/27/17 01:31 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
TiggerV Offline

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 173

I'm so excited I have been rubbing my forehead on every tree in the neighbor hood and my wife is going to kill me if I don't stop peeing on the furniture.....

#6901066 - 09/27/17 02:35 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
whitewing maniac Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/19/13
Posts: 7663
Loc: Katy, Tx
My first time to bow hunt. 50 years old and figured that I wanna give it a go. Crossbow is sighted and ready.

#6901084 - 09/27/17 02:47 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
DeadRooster Offline

Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 147
Loc: Spicewood, TX
When the sun comes up Saturday morning, I'll be sitting 18' up a tree, waiting and ready. In the words of Red in Shawshank Redemption:

"I find I'm so excited that I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head."

My stand bag is packed, my crossbow sited. Hunting license already in the pocket of the outfit I'll be wearing opening morning.
If I could leave right now, I'd be at the lease already. Sadly, can't leave until Friday around noon. I don't know if I'll be able to sleep Friday night.

#6901124 - 09/27/17 03:28 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Jimbo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4834
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
I've got a good one tied to a tree!
Hope he's still there when I get to the stand Saturday morning!

#6901136 - 09/27/17 03:36 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
DeerTamales Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4019
Loc: Waxahachie - Nolan/Tom Green
I have a freaking wedding to attend bang

#6901149 - 09/27/17 03:45 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
txtrophy85 Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/12/05
Posts: 23124
I've been chasing a big sika and Saturday is looking like the first day I'll be able to sit. I have him coming into a set in the AM, I see him in the evenings quite a ways away from his morning haunts.

have not seen any whitetails of notable mention
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

#6901153 - 09/27/17 03:47 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4608
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
I've got to work bang It's OK though. I drew the postcard archery hunt at Granger this year. I'll be able to hunt whenever from Oct 14 to the end of regular deer season. Just a couple more weeks.
“He grouped his last five shots right in the center of the bull’s-eye. Then I showed him my technique of scattering shots randomly around the target because, as I explained, you never know which way the deer might jump just as you pull the trigger.”

#6901519 - 09/27/17 07:58 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Palehorse]
ChrisB Online   content
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 1167
Loc: Prosper , TX
Taking off work at noon Friday. Wish I could be shooting more but I seem to have come down with a bad case of tendonitis in my elbow. I'm still shooting straight though. Imagine I will have plenty of pigs to shoot. And who knows, a big buck may just step out.

#6902065 - 09/28/17 10:22 AM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Mavric Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 266
Loc: Allen Texas
I am ready! Did some pruning around my 3 bow stands....shot my bow at 20, 30 and finally 50 yards. I don't practice throughout the year, amazing how technology has made compounds so easy to shoot and super accurate. So after shooting probably 100 arrows on both primary/backup bow, I sure felt it in the back muscles two days later. Prospects...not so good, I swore I would never take another 8pt unless he was 1 of 1. Unfortunately that's the only thing on trail cams this summer. I do have some nice culls on the ranch so I'll likely fill the freezer.

#6902367 - 09/28/17 01:58 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Las Colinas Hunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 266
Loc: Nocona TX
I'm so ready, but won't be able to hunt until the evening on Saturday. My wife booked a vet visit for my dog on Saturday morning.

The decision is now, what to take to the blind - bow or xbow? I committed to the xbow last season, and ended up having a bad shot on my target buck. I think I'll go with bow as I've been practicing with that regularly. I'm hoping I see the super wide 11pt show up during shooting light! He's been coming in right after dark. Hopefully i'll see where he is staging and I'll ambush him the next night.

Good luck to everyone and stay safe!

#6902420 - 09/28/17 02:32 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
hook_n_line Offline
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Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 4771
up banana2
Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.

#6902619 - 09/28/17 05:29 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Freeman Offline

Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 155
Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
I'm really looking forward to Saturday--got a new Mission Charge and a nice 8 point on camera. Hope to get to him before all the neighbors go after him in rifle season. Actually I'd be glad to shoot a pig Saturday as a warm-up to a trip to Michigan later in October!

#6902933 - 09/28/17 10:39 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: Hunter Daddy]
passthru Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 11180
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
Ever since the day season ended in January I've been ready.
I work hard, drink a little and hunt when I can.
NRA Life Member

#6903480 - 09/29/17 01:13 PM Re: Who's ready for Saturday (opening Day!) [Re: passthru]
ju993rnaut Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 1241
Loc: Abilene, Texas
I shoot 3-d throughout the year, but its been july since I last shot. This week we've had alot of rain here and I've tried to shoot 6 arrows a night right at last light. I'll be after this guy as my first archery deer ever. I've been bowhunting the past few years but nothing as promising the place Im on now.

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