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#6932016 - 10/24/17 05:47 PM What ruins your opening morning
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/21/14
Posts: 342
Loc: Arlington Tx
I am always super excited when opening morning rolls around and thinking I am going to have a great hunt. In 2014 it was very dark that morning and as I walk to my 15ft tower stand trying to be sneaky and quiet I look up and the box was blown off the tower base from a strong front that blew thru 2 weeks earlier. I was devastated and my heart just sank. My morning was ruined. Needless to say I spent that day rebuilding a new box.
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#6932031 - 10/24/17 06:02 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 01/16/12
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Loc: New Mexico
That's ironic because when I saw the title to this topic my first thought was WIND. In New Mexico that is by far what ruins more hunts for me. AND we only get 5 days typically to hunt deer, so a day or 2 of wind can really put a dent in your hunt.

Good luck to all


Edited by NMGW (10/24/17 07:04 PM)
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#6932037 - 10/24/17 06:09 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 12/06/10
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Loc: DFW
Wind and rain....or oversleeping. grin

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#6932043 - 10/24/17 06:14 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Over yonder.....
Having to work.....
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#6932083 - 10/24/17 06:36 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Chambers County
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Having to work.....

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#6932144 - 10/24/17 07:13 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
Rus10 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 29
Thunderstorm last opening day I hunted. I had to climb down from tower blind hike back to the truck. Still fun though.

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#6932149 - 10/24/17 07:15 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: TexFlip]
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Registered: 11/25/10
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Having to work.....


This is the only thing that should ever ruin opening morning.

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#6932186 - 10/24/17 07:34 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 03/15/11
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Loc: Grimes County, TX
Mine would be sons not being able to make it, most likely due to having to work.
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#6932193 - 10/24/17 07:39 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Light Foot

Registered: 11/23/11
Posts: 28
Loc: Huffman, TX
Loggers. Had a crew fire up and start processing logs a couple hundred yards from my stand one opening morning a few years ago. Not their fault - they were just doing their job - but definitely jacked up my hunt.

Had some knot head cruising around on a 4 wheeler just after sunrise another year.

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#6932222 - 10/24/17 08:00 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 08/20/09
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Loc: DFW
Opening morning, the LAST year we were on our previous lease it was cool, no wind and just as it was good and light a truck came through the gate on the far end of the field in front of my blind. The ranch foreman gets out of the truck, climbs on the tractor and starts disking the field I am hunting. Opening morning, really? So I get out of the blind, walk down the creek bed, get on my ATV and go to the far end of our 200 acres and get in the blind there. 10 minutes later a truck goes behind my 2nd blind. 5 minutes later someone 200 yards behind my blind cranks up a bulldozer and starts knocking down trees. OPENING @&*#$ WEEKEND!!
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#6932230 - 10/24/17 08:07 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 4280
When I travel to Canada and get a bear bait & blind set up, baited for days only to have a moose poacher tie his boat to the same tree as my bear bait marker.....Oh and we were hunting moose on this same "exclusive lake" in 2 days!


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#6932393 - 10/24/17 09:38 PM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 07/08/15
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work can ruin it. City folks who thing they’re country can ruin it. Missing that big buck can ruin it. Not being able to have my wife with me opening weekend can ruin it. I’ve found it’s best to skip the first few days and go when thedeer are settling down again and most people don’t hunt again until Thanksgiving

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#6932547 - 10/25/17 02:19 AM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 12167
Loc: Big D
All mine have been good so far for many years. Good luck out there.

Not opening monring but my first buck 12 years ago, ranch worker drove right by the feeder. Killed an 8 30 minutes later right there.

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#6932580 - 10/25/17 05:30 AM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: Txduckman]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: Txduckman
All mine have been good so far for many years. Good luck out there.

Not opening monring but my first buck 12 years ago, ranch worker drove right by the feeder. Killed an 8 30 minutes later right there.


The ranch hand did this to me, twice, last year. Second time, minutes later, the landowner flys 50 feet over my blind in his helicopter. Killed a 9pt. with additional kickers 30 minutes later.
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#6932591 - 10/25/17 05:54 AM Re: What ruins your opening morning [Re: allterrain]
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junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22275
Loc: Texas
Lease I was on several years ago the neighboring 2000+ acre lease had their shooting range just across the fence, they started shooting right at legal shooting time and fired over 300 rounds about 300 yards from one stand. Those of us on that side of the lease saw nothing. The did the same thing Sunday morning with me in that stand, had to go have a talk with them.. Then their land owner.

They did it again the next year for opening day then setup to hunt being quite that afternoon. Just as I heard their feeder go off I opened up with a few about 30 yards from the fence so about 40 yards from their stand shooting back into the creek onto our place with the 50BMG then an AR then 100 rounds from the PS90 and 5 more rounds from the 50. After that never ha them shooting at that rang during the day during season.
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