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What do you do in the "quiet" season? #7458163 03/14/19 01:19 PM
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I guess I chose the wrong time of year to start getting back into hunting. Seems a lot of the public land around DFW doesn't permit even varmint hunting at this time and through the summer. So what do you guys do to keep yourselves amused and your aim in? Private land? Lease? Looking for suggestions as well. I want to get trained up for the fall season and don't want to start it cold! (no pun intended)

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At least one trip to the range every month to satisfy my desire and pure joy in shooting. Sometimes I'll take a rifle, sometimes a handgun, and sometimes both.


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There is no quiet season here. I hunt private land so there are pigs and varmints to be killed year round. Plus there is always work to do to better the deer herd. Feed protein, plant food plots, spray mesquites, tend to blinds, there is always work to be done. And bass fishing is about to get hot so get your pole ready to rip some lips, there is a lot of fishing around DFW.


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Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458192 03/14/19 01:57 PM
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My “downtime” consists of the items below.

1) Repair or replace any damaged hunting clothing. I get quite a rips and tears. Thankfully my mother-in-law sews them up for me, at least for those items that can be repaired.
2) Replace gear that failed to live up to expectations.
3) Relatively frequent trips to the range to work on fundamentals. The rimfires get the bulk of the work due to cost; however, the centerfires do get their share of quality time.
4) Go glassing for animals at least monthly. For me glassing skills are just as, if not more, important than shooting skills. You cannot shoot what you cannot find.
5) Get into even better hunting shape.
6) Hunt for any legal game I can within a few hours of my house.
7) Identify what I can do better. Or in some cases, try to figure out where the hell the animals went (were there 2 weeks before season).
8) Spend so much time with the wife that she’s ready to get rid of me during the fall hunting season.

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Hogs and coyotes all year.

I got quite happy a few days ago, seeing a four legged body in the pasture, standing frozen. I thought "alright we are starting the day with a coyote down". Got glass on it, and it was a doe. Dangit! Went on with my day.

I shoot the rifles 52 weeks a year, as well I should. That equates to there ALWAYS being brass to prep, and ammo to load.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
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This, you are not the only one.

Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458361 03/14/19 04:50 PM
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Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458366 03/14/19 04:53 PM
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Continue hunting, shooting (lots and lots of shooting) and reloading.

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Not thinking about hunting or shooting much this time of year. I'm a bass fisherman and spend as much time as allowed on the lake. If I do decide to shoot, I have a 300 yard range out my front door. If I decided to shoot some hogs I have a feeder 175 yards from my house.


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Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458410 03/14/19 05:56 PM
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Working around my property, gardening, lots of shooting, and killing every predator I can get my sights on.



Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458425 03/14/19 06:12 PM
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Same as I do any other time. Work work work

Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458439 03/14/19 06:32 PM
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No quiet season, projects I put off during hunting season, I now have to get done. Finish my pipe fence around property, my shop, build a deck on the house, enclose the patio, etc. And still work on the deer lease during off season.
What Quiet Time? confused2



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Well spring turkey is a few days away so depending on your zone you have that going for you. I hunt private land between Texas and back home in Louisiana; varmint all year round. Beyond that, saving money, going to the range as much as i can, and putting as much time in with the significant other as I can to be in god standing come season. Oh and run my dogs, or they run me so we am in good shape come season.


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Fish..

Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458620 03/14/19 10:22 PM
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Crappie fish, check and fill feeders, hunt coyotes and pigs, yard work, etc...

Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458621 03/14/19 10:23 PM
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I'm hunting and shooting year round......until it gets really hot....I'll take a small break and right back at it.

Always improvements to be made or new things to learn where I hunt.........and get some fishing in too.


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Re: What do you do in the "quiet" season? [Re: Tundraboy] #7458626 03/14/19 10:33 PM
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An air rifle keeps me sharp. I can shoot it in the house if I have to. I gotta shoot or I will go mad.

Other than that, i fish, I go to six flags, watch tv, give my wife a hard time about stuff to pay her back for giving me a hard time about something or other. Work out. Same stuff everybody else does


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Getting boat ready now for the Laguna then fish !!!!

Food plots next month milo, peas, radishes etc!!!!!!!!!!!

Hog and coyote hunting

the fish again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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As most of ya'll have said there really is no quiet season.

I shoot about once a week all year round, always a rifle/shotgun/handgun to sight-in/pattern/tweak, always testing the next great bullet, always loading ammunition. Great to see most of ya'll shooting year round.

And then there is spring food plots and thinning varmints.

As far as seasons go, there aren't four seasons there are two...deer season and just before deer season.

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Fish and golf, in no particular order. Skeet/trap shooting with my wife when she wants to. Camp and hike, if we pla it out somewhere that’s not 9,000 degrees and totally flat. Beach vacation and home projects.


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I don’t do much off season hunting, but depending on the year my big game season can start in mid August and runs thru mid January, so it’s nice to have a reprieve at the end.

Off season I am on one ranch or another 3-5 days a week, so I get my country fix from that. Occasionally I will shoot a pig or other critter when the opportunity presents itself but I’m not out hunting them.

I keep up the feeders at the lease and the protein full and leave it at that. This year I may try and get on an axis there but when I think about it I just don’t get all that fired up. Maybe I could go after it with a bow to spice it up

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No noise colibri 22 in the back yard. Get back to the ponds and the fish. Build and fill some new pipe feeders. Check game cams to try to identify the poacher(s) who enjoy my land as much as I do


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