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Who is ready for bow season? #7903580 07/17/20 03:56 AM
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I know I am

Can’t wait to be up in a tree bow in hand


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7903712 07/17/20 01:02 PM
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Hell yeah. Was shooting some broadheads yesterday. Bow is ready, I am ready, just waiting for a little cooler weather and season to open. Hopefully going to shoot a cow elk this year with a bow.

Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7903984 07/17/20 05:04 PM
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I'm ready to go now pig hunting but toooooo darn hot!
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Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7905098 07/18/20 11:38 PM
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Chomping at the bit

Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7906938 07/20/20 06:16 PM
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Dropped the bow off at the shop to get a new string. Been working on feeders and stands.

Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7906943 07/20/20 06:20 PM
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I can't wait. Its been so dry in June and July. The deer are really coming to the feeders right now. Hopefully, there won't be a "BIG" green up in September. Heck, I've noticed the live oak trees at my home are starting to drop leaves (too hot) so maybe there will be a limited acorn supply this fall.

Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7907270 07/20/20 10:40 PM
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I stay ready for deer season. Persimmon crop is about done and have seen a few green mesquite beans as of the last week. Not seen an acorn yet but just checked a few trees last week. Recent rains have greened things up a lot but it will have to keep raining to stay green in mid summer here. Lot of deer at one of my bowblinds and quite a few bucks in the am. at another one. One other bowblind is not active right now but it will pick up late summer. Hogs are moving in and I am working on them with a rifle every morning I can. Got my food plots plowed 2 weeks ago. Now with recent rains I will run over them again to break up the clods and get the new growth disc under next week.


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Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7908247 07/21/20 08:00 PM
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I am but....I don't have a place to hunt this yr yet.
Looked at a potential lease yesterday and it was wide open for the most part. Couldn't make it work if I wanted to.
Any leads is appreciated.


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I avoid Dick's and hope they fold.
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Oh yeah!!

Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: FoxTrot] #7910831 07/23/20 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by FoxTrot
I am but....I don't have a place to hunt this yr yet.
Looked at a potential lease yesterday and it was wide open for the most part. Couldn't make it work if I wanted to.
Any leads is appreciated.



dont discount wide open places with the cover in the right spot. I sold a small 50 acre tract of land that was pretty much wide open prarie. all the cedar had been cleared on all the neighboring ranches including this one. There was a small wet weather drainage and 4 little oak motts on the place with maybe 4-5 trees each in it. Looked like a picture perfect horse place ( what it was actually ) but not much for hunting.



Boy you should have seen the deer that i ran out of there in November.....Guy i sold it to put up a feeder and had the same type of success. He bowhunts and had no issue taking a nice buck.


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Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: FoxTrot] #7913157 07/25/20 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by FoxTrot
I am but....I don't have a place to hunt this yr yet.
Looked at a potential lease yesterday and it was wide open for the most part. Couldn't make it work if I wanted to.
Any leads is appreciated.


Have you seen the deer in the panhandle and Kansas?


Whitetails live every where, I’d take lower density over high, But I grew up in high plains so I’m a little biased


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Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7913372 07/26/20 03:02 AM
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We worked on a ranch one time that was a really neat experience. 5 k acres high fenced. Owner died and it sat for about 5 years with no one hardly stepping foot on the place. There were plenty of deer ( probably the majority of them ) in there that had never seen a person.

Place was a mix of river bottom habitat and typical post oak belt type country, sandy soil and lots of hardwoods along with some mesquite. Right in the middle of the ranch was about 700 acres of open country that had once been a coastal pasture but had since been reclaimed by nature and had a lot of native grass in it. Aside from the odd live oak or mesquite it was wide open.

I would have ventured a guess that 700 acres had more deer per acre living in it than the rest of the ranch did. You drove a truck thru it all you saw were tails bouncing over the head high grass.


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: txtrophy85] #7913528 07/26/20 01:33 PM
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Got my bow back from the shop with a new string. Unfortunately my release is in my backpack at the ranch. bang

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Originally Posted by ChrisB
Got my bow back from the shop with a new string. Unfortunately my release is in my backpack at the ranch. bang


Good reason to get a spare release


lf the saying "Liar, Liar your pants on fire" were true
Mainstream news might be fun to watch
Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: kmon1] #7914378 07/27/20 01:51 AM
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Got my bow back from the shop with a new string. Unfortunately my release is in my backpack at the ranch. bang


Good reason to get a spare release



And keep it attached to your bow.

I forgot my release one time ( also in the backpack I left at camp )

Now I keep it strapped to my bow


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ChrisB, txtrophy8 - I feel your pain

I heard the impala rams "growling" (they make this sort of growling noise during the rut) and I headed in that direction. The wind was right and I when I was about 300m from where I thought the impala might be I slowed right down to snails pace. 45 minutes later I spotted 2 big rams in the thick bush. My plan was to see which way they were moving and try to position myself in front of them and let them come to me. Impala are very wary and these sorts of plans don't come off very often. However, for once I managed to execute my plan to perfection and the imapala were now only 60m or so from me and moving slowly in my direction. I nocked an arrow and was about to clip on my release when I realised, with substantial shock and disappointment, that I had left my release safely in camp ...

Re: Who is ready for bow season? [Re: BOBO the Clown] #7914713 07/27/20 02:34 PM
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I am but....I don't have a place to hunt this yr yet.
Looked at a potential lease yesterday and it was wide open for the most part. Couldn't make it work if I wanted to.
Any leads is appreciated.


Have you seen the deer in the panhandle and Kansas?


Whitetails live every where, I’d take lower density over high, But I grew up in high plains so I’m a little biased

I hunt in KS so yes...…There are more trees in KS than one would think.
this place was 600 acres and had approx. 10acres of woods. That's it. I could hunt it but I cant afford the place by myself.
Also, mid Nov, stocker calves are placed on it. There is no way to convince me that this place will be good. It was close to home so I know the area pretty well and there aren't a lot of deer there.


Originally Posted By: Chief Joe
I avoid Dick's and hope they fold.
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Got my spots all cleaned up last weekend so I am ready
to go. Of course, I just need to get a couple of dove hunts in before the opener. Other than that, we are looking forward to opening weekend.

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I don’t even have a bow anymore and I’m ready! up


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Getting the setups ready. Eye surgery got postponed last week, now scheduled until 9/17 so that may delay my starting hunting for later than opening day but will be ready for when I can. Been shooting the recurve some daily and the crossbow is checked and ready to rock.

Have a 12 yard setup already in place for the recurve when the wind is right.


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Mainstream news might be fun to watch
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I am but....I don't have a place to hunt this yr yet.
Looked at a potential lease yesterday and it was wide open for the most part. Couldn't make it work if I wanted to.
Any leads is appreciated.


Have you seen the deer in the panhandle and Kansas?


Whitetails live every where, I’d take lower density over high, But I grew up in high plains so I’m a little biased

I hunt in KS so yes...…There are more trees in KS than one would think.
this place was 600 acres and had approx. 10acres of woods. That's it. I could hunt it but I cant afford the place by myself.
Also, mid Nov, stocker calves are placed on it. There is no way to convince me that this place will be good. It was close to home so I know the area pretty well and there aren't a lot of deer there.


I was specifically speaking panhandle and western KS. You don’t need much, make some lemonade don’t forget about texas draw hunts.


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food food I am!!! I'm stuck hunting public land only this year but I did get drawn for Richland Creek WMA in Dec.!

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