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#3304322 - 10/01/22 05:40 PM Opening Morning
pyscodog Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 16010
Loc: okla
Opening morning for deer season here in Okla. Here I am setting in the living room watching OU football. Seems like only a few years ago the heat didn't matter, I'd be in a tree stand with bow in hand. Just can't seem to do it anymore. The last few years killing deer just aren't as important as they use to be. I still enjoy going but its just to dang hot and the butcher shop is to far away from where I hunt. I use to strive to tag out but these days if I get one or two its all I can eat anyway. Last year I said if it didn't have horns I was going to let it walk. I ended up with a nice 8 point and a freezer of meat. (I still have some of it.) IDK what this season brings. We don't even have cameras or feeders going yet. I know, I'm behind, but for some reason this year I don't really care. I think I get more enjoyment watching them as I use to get killing them.
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#3304336 - 10/01/22 11:32 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
weekender Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 5179
Loc: NC
It's whatever makes you tick. Don't worry about nothing but enjoying your time outdoors. Many years ago, if it had horns I shot it. Now days, I get picky. If I get one it will be pretty nice, if I don't, so what.

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#3305264 - 10/22/22 07:13 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
pyscodog Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 16010
Loc: okla
Well, here I am again on the couch and its first day of Black Powder. Temps in the high 80's and a 35 MPH wind out of the south. I hunt my friends property and he said it was a no-go today. We're suppose to have similar weather tomorrow. The forecast is 100% chances of rain Monday and Tuesday but its Oklahoma so who knows? We only have a 9 day muzzle loader season so its going fast. We don't usually shoot does until the last part of archery but still have rifle season coming up and there are a few good shooter bucks on the cameras so there is hope. Maybe the weather will be more forgiving. But its Oklahoma, anything is possible.
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#3305763 - 11/01/22 01:52 AM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
Bowhntr6pt Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 04/09/13
Posts: 1103
Loc: Central Florida
Our muzzle loader season opened up here in central FL on the same day, Oct. 22nd. I took the weekend off work and thankfully we had a cold front come through giving us temps in the high 40's to low 50's.

I managed to get a 7-pt in the am, and when I returned to my stand that afternoon, I walked up on a nice 8-pt.

Meat in the freezer so pressure is off, temps are back up and gun season opens this coming Saturday, if it's warm, I doubt I'll go.




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#3305848 - 11/02/22 06:26 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
SVB Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/18/14
Posts: 1325
Loc: Mich. Mqt co Beaver Grove
CONGRATS-------NICE PAIR OF YOUNG BUCKS======THANKS FOR SHARING

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#3305905 - 11/03/22 10:40 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
pyscodog Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 16010
Loc: okla
We have some nice deer on cameras but they're night feeders. Three days in the field during black powder and never saw a deer. My buddy did kill a big hog and I saw a bunch of turkeys but we both got skunked with the smoke poles.
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#3305937 - 11/04/22 01:25 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
vahunter Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 2197
Loc: Virginia
Our muzzle loader season opens tomorrow. High temperature of around 78. I have 5 bucks on trail cam and all are coming out out in the morning daylight hours. Also have 2 bears and a coyotes on the cam.
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#3305966 - 11/04/22 11:07 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
GC Online
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 17140
Loc: Missouri
I really dislike hunting hot weather. Our general firearms season opens 11/12 Saturday morning. The extended forecast has lows in the low/mid 20's and highs around 40*. That's not bad and I'm looking forward to a wintery feel outside.
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#3306019 - 11/05/22 09:50 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
weekender Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 5179
Loc: NC
Nicely done. Good pics, thanks.

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#3307011 - 11/22/22 08:26 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
pyscodog Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 16010
Loc: okla
Well muzzle loader season was a wash. I only got to hunt two days and the deer awere still night feeding. Rifle season opened last Saturday and I had stuff to do Saturday and Sunday and my friend that I hunt on had surgery today and will be laid up for 6-8 weeks so I won't be able to hunt his land until maybe late archery. I hunted public land today and in the morning. I killed a great 9 point a few years ago there. Maybe the deer gods will look down on me and send me another. Its not looking to good though.
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#3307078 - 11/23/22 03:38 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
pyscodog Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 16010
Loc: okla
Well I'm still on public hunting, but the Deer God's smiled at me today. At 7am a decent 6pt walked in at 30-40yds and gave me a shot. I actually thought I missed him because he sure didn't act like he's been hit with a 7mm08. When I got up to look, it took a while before I found the first blood. A small amount on the ground with some hair, a little of both about 3ft off the ground on a tree and some small speckles a few feet away. But at least I knew now I didn't miss. I set back down and waited maybe 45 minutes or less and got up and started looking again. I followed small spots of blood for about 20 yds then it stopped again. I kept looking and again found small speckles of blood which I followed another 20-30 yds and all the time thinking this isn't looking good. I went back to the last place I had sign and started circling and again I found more blood. Actually more than I had been following so now I'm thinking just maybe I hit him better than I thought. While all this is going on, I'm seeing an open field about 100-120 yds away and just hoping I find him before he hits that field cause its a big field and a long way across it. When I got to the edge of the field I was almost afraid to go farther but I did and low and behold the buck was about 50yds in the field and dead. Whew its over but the work begins. I hit the buck a little high but it came out about mid body and center and a hole the size of a silver dollar. Why didn't this buck bleed more. I shoot a 139 grain BTSP and it knocked a big hole in him. Only thing I can figure is all the blood stayed inside him. Doesn't matter now, he's at the processors getting made into steaks, burgers and summer sausage.
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#3308003 - 12/06/22 11:43 AM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 9381
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Happy ending. smile
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#3308029 - 12/06/22 10:20 PM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
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Die Hard Member II

Registered: 03/18/14
Posts: 1325
Loc: Mich. Mqt co Beaver Grove
CONGRATS ON GETTING YOUR BUCK--------

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#3308059 - 12/07/22 11:41 AM Re: Opening Morning [Re: pyscodog]
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PM Junkie

Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 17140
Loc: Missouri
Congrat's...
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