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Hunting tomorrow, what to do? #7652091 11/04/19 10:37 PM
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Have an opportunity to hunt a new place tomorrow in between work.

No rifle stands, a few bow stands set up.

Do I bring the bow and set at a feeder or pull the old .270 out that I never use anymore and walk and rattle?


Acorns are on the ground so feeder activity can be spotty. We are a few weeks early on the rut but I did rattle up a Buck on the place today around 11 am.


Kind of at a cross roads on how I should hunt

Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: txtrophy85] #7652095 11/04/19 10:40 PM
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If its dry as a bone i'd sit a feeder. If its leafy green id go with the rattle.


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Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: redchevy] #7652135 11/04/19 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by redchevy
If its dry as a bone i'd sit a feeder. If its leafy green id go with the rattle.


There is some greenery from last weeks rains not to mention the stout acorn crop

Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: txtrophy85] #7652148 11/04/19 11:24 PM
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I would go with the bow at the feeder

Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: CB09] #7652156 11/04/19 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by CB09
I would go with the bow at the feeder

Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: txtrophy85] #7652186 11/05/19 12:00 AM
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I made the mistake of taking less weapon than what was allowed one time and paid the price. If going to the bow stand, take the rifle too.


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I always say "go prepared for anything " good luck.
Question - Is the rifle sighted in?

Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: Dalee7892] #7652245 11/05/19 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Dalee7892
I always say "go prepared for anything " good luck.
Question - Is the rifle sighted in?


Yes, rifle is good to go.

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Few things to ponder:

Ive never shot a deer ive rattled up myself. I’ve rattled up a lot and had clients shoot them, but never done one myself.

This is a perfect excuse to break my old .270 out of the safe.

There are a lot of deer and they are moving, and I have a chance at killing a better than average for hill county buck of luck smiles on me. It will be harder to do with a bow in one trip. I will only be able to hunt this place intermittently.



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Hit the horns!

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Originally Posted by huntwest
Hit the horns!



This is what I ended up doing and I’m glad I did.

Action was fairly slow, rattled up two young bucks this morning and two young bucks this evening.

Did see a potential shooter on a doe but she walked off with him in tow before I could get a real good look at him.

Passed on a hog that got to within bayonet range and then another group later that morning.

Ended the evening right at dark when I walked up on another sounder and the old ruger went into action, took two in quick succession. For reference, on both hogs I cranked my scope to 9X and made good head shot on both of them.

Two takeaways from today:

Goal for the season is to rattle up a mature buck and kill him. Today was a lot of fun and it was nice to get away from the blind and feeder.

Second is to hunt with the Ruger more. It’s really a pleasant rifle to carry and the action is smooth as butter, carrying it around today was like meeting up with a old friend.

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