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#6938519 - 10/29/17 08:54 PM "Opening weekend"
Hogslayer5L Offline
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Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 1622
Loc: College Station
With all of the posts about the upcoming weekend it got me wondering. So many poeple calling it "opening weekend" and yet, me and all of my buddies have been bow hunting since September. I dont remember seeing many "opening day" posts before archery season started. I love bow hunting and rifle hunting and dont see why someone wouldnt maximize their hunting time by archery hunting. For those that dont, why not?
Archery or not
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Edited by Hogslayer5L (10/29/17 08:54 PM)

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#6938532 - 10/29/17 09:00 PM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 2197
Gun only, tore my shoulder up with a bow and if I ever want to bow hunt again I'd need surgery. Rifle is fine for me now.

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#6938550 - 10/29/17 09:06 PM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
Leonardo Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 4881
Loc: Wise County
I don't have time to hunt, don't have time to practice, and I don't really care to sweat my butt off while fighting mosquitos.

Maybe once my kids get a little older I will pull the bow back out.

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#6938680 - 10/29/17 10:13 PM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Leonardo]
Hogslayer5L Offline
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Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 1622
Loc: College Station
Originally Posted By: Leonardo
I don't have time to hunt, don't have time to practice, and I don't really care to sweat my butt off while fighting mosquitos.

Maybe once my kids get a little older I will pull the bow back out.


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#6938686 - 10/29/17 10:17 PM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
D6Ranch Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/13/15
Posts: 216
Last time I bow hunted in September I stripped down to my underwear it was so hot in the popup. "Bow Season" in Texas is not enjoyable but I do understand the benefits of getting at the bucks first.

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#6938691 - 10/29/17 10:25 PM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 17304
Loc: Winters
I bow hunt to extend my season. I just prefer hunting with a rifle. Bows are fun, but not as much fun as guns.
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#6938855 - 10/30/17 01:19 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Sneaky]
Grosvenor Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 1323
Loc: Portland, Texas
Weather.

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#6938933 - 10/30/17 07:10 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
spacejunkie Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 27
I hunt on my in-laws 160 acres and most of the productive areas are close to the fence lines. His neighbors are not that friendly so sticking one and have to track it on their land is not an option. Therefore gun only for me and shot placement is critical.

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#6938935 - 10/30/17 07:11 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
DPirates80 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/16
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I go bow hunting maybe two weekends during bow season. I just have never been a big bow hunter. I just use bow hunting as an excuse to get myself out in the woods earlier, because all of the other guys at my lease don't really bow hunt either, so sometimes, I'll be the only one up out in the woods at my place. It's a nice get-away.

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#6938987 - 10/30/17 07:56 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
hook_n_line Offline
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Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 4629
If we get cool weather like this year I like to get that early start in bow season. Trim the number of does so the bucks become more aggressive during the rut. But of course the rut seemed early for us this year. We saw bucks chasing all weekend. 31 degrees 2 mornings in a row. I didn't get a shot but my boy took a big bodied deer.
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#6939018 - 10/30/17 08:08 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
varnoldi13 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 298
Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: Hogslayer5L
I dont remember seeing many "opening day" posts before archery season started.


There is one in the Bow section under equipment.

Saturday was my 3rd weekend to hunt and came home with a doe. Friday it was 28* over night and 34* Saturday night. It was great weather

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#6939080 - 10/30/17 08:38 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
Bigfoot Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 932
Loc: Galveston Bay
Hunting in the heat does not appeal to me either. Typically I will eait to december to start hunting but now that I am working 2 jobs I will just go when I can go.
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#6939272 - 10/30/17 10:14 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
ndhunter Offline
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Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 3783
Loc: Dallas, TX
I don't have a bow

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#6939365 - 10/30/17 10:59 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Hogslayer5L]
Texan Til I Die Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 1987
Loc: Central Texas
I both gun and bow hunt. The biggest problem I have with bow season is that it's also dove season, and if the birds are flying good I'd rather do that than deer hunt.
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#6939374 - 10/30/17 11:03 AM Re: "Opening weekend" [Re: Bigfoot]
HornSlayer Offline
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Registered: 12/13/07
Posts: 1217
Loc: Azle, TX
Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
Hunting in the heat does not appeal to me either. Typically I will eait to december to start hunting but now that I am working 2 jobs I will just go when I can go.


That's because your a sweat hog. This is what gave you away Robert "eait to december" always thinking about food. lol Where were you this weekend?

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