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Old 10-30-2008, 08:11 PM
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I CAN'T WAIT until tomorrow. I killed my first two archery bucks on Halloween, 2000 and 2001. I missed the very first doethat I ever shot at on Halloween. Last year on HalloweenI saw the biggest buck of my life [up to that point] froma tree stand only a few hundred yards from house on a new farm. I think I'mgoing to goto a special tree I've been saving in a major travel corridor where I see so many nice bucks every year. I cleared a jungle of thorn bushes and vines from the only climbable treeand it's in a perfect spot. I've neverfeltthis positive about a particular stand before. I was going to save it foranother week or so but I just have to get in it tomorrow and the wind is going perfect. I know a lot of you guys also like this day and so, good luck to all. Ken
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:17 PM
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I took a buck on Halloween morning as well back in the late 90's. He came in with another buck and when I first saw them they locked antlers. I called and they split and I saw an 8 work a rub, a second grunt and he was on his way. He actually came right to the base of my tree. I looked him over and thought yeah, I'll take him. Then the second buck was coming and I was praying he was bigger but it was a small 6 he locked up with. As they walked away, I drilled the 8. I call him my Halloween buck. I'd like to take one tomorrow as well. Here's my Halloween buck.

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Old 10-30-2008, 09:07 PM
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Very nice Rob and good luck tomorrow. My wife just informed that we have a get together with some friendswhile all of ourkids are out for tricks or treatstomorrow at 5:30pm.I think the look I gave hermade realize her mistake. I told her I won't even be out of my tree stand until after 6:30 unless I get lucky earlier in the day and even then I might dragging. I guess I'll show up late in my bow hunting costume, face paint and all.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:20 AM
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Records show but I cant seem to find them any more, but there are more bucks taken on Halloween Nite Nationaly than there are any other time of the year.....lets see some tomorrow morning!!!
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:34 AM
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I killed several bucks and my best to date on halloween. Halloween through the 1st week in nov is the best time to be in a stand in the midwest. I will take pre rut ANYDAY over peakrut for hunting. I will be on vacation in MN starting this pm in a stand and I am hunting hard for a week

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Old 10-31-2008, 06:53 AM
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RobI think of you every time someone mentions a Halloween buck. I thought you'd taken one on that day.

It sure would be a cool conversation topic
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:58 AM
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Unless my financial management professor literally calls off my exam alltogether within the next couple hours, I won't be able to hit a tree stand today. I will be out all day tomorrow though. Good luck to everybody!
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:58 AM
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Every year either me or my buddies have had success on Halloween day. Two years ago I shot a monster 7pointer, the year before that my friend shot a 8 point with 23inch spread, Last year my another buddy of mine shot a 152 inch 10point. The day has always been good!!
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:11 AM
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ORIGINAL: wis_bow_huntr

Records show but I cant seem to find them any more, but there are more bucks taken on Halloween Nite Nationaly than there are any other time of the year.....lets see some tomorrow morning!!!
I think I read that too somewhere. I'd love to be out today, but work and taking the little guy Trick or Treating will prevent that.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:27 AM
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I will be in my strand tonight. This will be my first year that I have ever hunted on Halloween.
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