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Old 10-01-2004, 07:26 PM
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Got out of class at 11am. Drove home, got everything together, showered and was in my stand and ready by 2pm. At 5 a doe and fawn came in from the west. One was 15 yards out with the other close behind, then a walnut fell and spooked them a little so the went back where they came from. At 5:25 here they come again from the north. She stepped into my lane at 15 yards and fell 50 yards from where I shot her. Quartering away went in behind the left shoulder and out in front of the right. Not a bad way to start the season. I'll post pics when they get developed!

I used a 2002 Hoyt Magnatec, Magnus stinger 100 gr. 4 blade heads, Blackhawk Vapor arrows, a MBG Trap door rest and a TR Matrix sight, and wore ASAT camo. The deer looked right at me a handful of times and never noticed a thing. Awesome stuff!!! Also I was wearing a scent blocker liner suit under the ASAT leafy suit. The deer circled down wind the second time they came through and didn't appear to be able to smell me.
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:50 PM
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Great job! Can't ask for something better than that. Make sure to get those pics up on here.
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:51 PM
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sound like a great start hope ya get many more
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Old 10-01-2004, 10:18 PM
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meat in the freezer, whens supper????????????


way to go
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Old 10-02-2004, 07:14 AM
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I could hear turkeys near me but they traveled away from me...........I had a spindley racked 8 pointer at 26 yards from my stand around 8:30am but passed on him he isnt the kinda buck I want to take, he needs to get some mass on the rack and do some growing. Decided to sit out the wind this am and try again Sunday am.
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Old 10-02-2004, 07:55 AM
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Congrats on your doe, and good luck on the rest of your season!
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Old 10-02-2004, 10:46 AM
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Good deal
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:47 PM
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ORIGINAL: Lady Forge

I could hear turkeys near me but they traveled away from me...........I had a spindley racked 8 pointer at 26 yards from my stand around 8:30am but passed on him he isnt the kinda buck I want to take, he needs to get some mass on the rack and do some growing. Decided to sit out the wind this am and try again Sunday am.
here in the 'wonderful' bible belt we aren't allowed to hunt on sunday. ain't that a crock.
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Old 10-02-2004, 02:20 PM
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Congrat's on the doe titleist! sure is a great way to start the season off isn't it ?

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Old 10-04-2004, 01:45 PM
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titleist,
Did you kill yours near hillsboro? I got one opening day near Patoka...nice doe. Glad to see u got one under the belt.
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