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Old 09-16-2004, 08:50 AM
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I bailed out of work early yesterday to get out for an afternoon hunt on the New Hampshire opener. I hung my stand back in early august andhavent beed up in it since. When I got up into my stand I found virtually all my shooting lanes had some sort new growth in them that atleast obstructed part of the lane [:@]. I can never remember this happening in the past. Luckily I never had a shooting opportunity.

If you hung your stands early you may want to visit and make sure you have a clean lean if a shot presents itself. Imagine missing a shot at mossy horns because of new growth.
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:05 AM
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Luckily I never had a shooting opportunity
You really call that lucky?
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:21 AM
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You really call that lucky?
I do yeaterday. I'd be heart broke if my shooter strolled by and I couldn't get a clean shot off. I saw a couple of does(got busted bad by one) and when I return I'll be carring my pruners to fix the situation. If I were taking about the season it wouldn't be lucky but I was happy to not have any shooting opportunites yesterday.

Go figure
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:26 AM
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Keep those lanes tight. It only takes a small area to shoot and the deer are way more relaxed in the thickets.
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:30 AM
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Keep those lanes tight
They use to be Yesterday it would have been like trying to thread an arrow thru a piece of swiss cheese I was amazed how quickly they filled in.
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:47 AM
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I always carry my little portable limbsaw with me for just that reason.
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Old 09-16-2004, 05:25 PM
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I always cut nice shooting lanes no use sitting in a tree you can't shoot out of.
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Old 09-16-2004, 06:23 PM
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I'm with Fieldmouse. I'll give up a shot here and there and have to thread the needle over trimming lanes any day. I have many places that all I have are little holes here and there to shoot in. No such thing as a shooting lane. All a shooting lane is to me is a place to get attached to. A place to focus on too much. A place to be spotted from. I move too much to worry about shooting lanes. You were busted, I'd be moving or at least wouldn't be hunting that spot for a week or more. At a minimum I'd have my climber in there 40 or 50 yards away the next time I hunt the area.
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