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Old 10-11-2018, 01:27 PM
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Well, thanks to a lucky work switch and grandparents willing to watch the three little ones the wife and I are able to get out for a day and a half next week of early muzzleloader.

So we'll head to the camp in Indiana county Tuesday morning after I get off work. Then hunt that afternoon. Then we have all day Wednesday to hunt.

Hoping for good weather and primarily hoping the wife gets a doe. But I'll be hunting as well and with limited time this year I won't be passing any good shots to wait for her to shoot this year.

With only a few days that I'm able to hunt all season this year, we gotta get them while we can!

Who else will be out?

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Old 10-11-2018, 01:40 PM
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Good luck, I will hopefully be out with a crossbow.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:59 PM
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the weather should be much better for hunting, temps over weekend are supposed to drop,m calling for a frost warning here Saturday!
about time too, as I have had enough of this darn rain and humidity this yr!
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Looking like a high of 51 and sunny for Wednesday right now.

That's perfect early season weather

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My boys will be waiting for me to come to Cambria County to hunt with them on the 18th for old mans rifle season ! They will use Cross bows or Black powder I don't know ? There will be 5 of us and it will be fun.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:55 PM
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Well, PA was good to us. we were able to double up Tuesday afternoon. Nothing big, but meat for the freezer.

Both "bang flops" mine at 71 yards hers at 111 yards.

Both were complete pass throughs.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:00 AM
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congrat's to both of you jake . what kind of muzzy & ammo were you using . how was the weather ? & we about's were you hunting.?
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A farm near Cherry Tree,pa. The farmer wanted some deer taken off it.

Weather was good. Nice temp, sunny. But windy. It was heading in the right direction though.

We have cva wolf muzzleloaders. With 3-9 scopes. And I'm using the 295 grain power belt hollow points. I know allot of guys don't like them, but I picked up about 120 of them for really cheap. So I'm going to use them up. We're pretty new to muzzleloaders.

I'd never hunted this farm before, or even been there, so we went in blind. She's new, so I still stay close to her for the most part. So we walked in and I found a good spot to sit. I set her up in the best spot for a shot then I sat on the opposite side of the tree and watched the thicker section of the woods.... Where I figured the deer would be coming from .

About an hour into our sit I saw a little button buck coming up through the woods. I told her to get ready for a shot down the field edge and she positioned herself for it. The deer took it's sweet time getting there and I could tell she was getting tired. So I told her to relax and keep breathing. By this point I could no longer see the deer.

Finally she shot and said "I missed, it's still standing there you shoot it." So I layed back around the tree, got the gun turned around and took the shot. Really weird position, I couldn't even see the whole scope but has a good sight picture of the cross hairs and was essentially resting in a prone position so I took the shot, dropped the deer in it's tracks at 71 yards.

While I took care of my deer I told her to stay in that spot and keep watching. About the same time I got back to the truck dragging mine, I heard her shoot again. A few minutes later she called and said it was down. Hers was 111 yards, dropped in it's tracks. Both shots complete pass throughs. Although neither hit any heavy bone.

Got them back to the cabin and skinned out, then deboned everything this morning and into coolers for the drive home.

All said and done we left Ohio at 1100, and had two deer skinned and hanging ten minutes before dark. The drag out was a tough one. Up hill the whole way, and Google maps said it was over 700 yards out. And doing it twice was no fun. But glad we got them.

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Here's our little deer. No laughing now.



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