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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


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
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


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
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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Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: txtrophy85] #7652194 11/05/19 12:06 AM
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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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Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: txtrophy85] #7652250 11/05/19 12:55 AM
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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.




For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Hunting tomorrow, what to do? [Re: txtrophy85] #7652290 11/05/19 01:28 AM
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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.


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
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