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Forum: Bowhunting
10-05-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By MountainHunter

Lone Wolf stands are awesome. I have the Alpha...

Lone Wolf stands are awesome. I have the Alpha Assault hang on and 4 climbing sticks (also very awesome for how light and compact they pack in and how flexibly they can be mounted). All one piece...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By MountainHunter

The licenses here in VA were raised a couple of...

The licenses here in VA were raised a couple of years back, but not dramatically. They are pretty reasonably priced for state residents, and you can take a lot of deer with a license (5 or 6,...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-14-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By MountainHunter

I've had two other hunters who have been...

I've had two other hunters who have been bowhunting for more than 30 years both tell me they couldn't believe how quiet it was. They were both shooting Matthews (I don't recall the model; one was old...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-14-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By MountainHunter

I have an old Darton Storm, and it is quiet as...

I have an old Darton Storm, and it is quiet as Death.
Forum: Bowhunting
07-14-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By MountainHunter

Patterns change in the fall

One important factor others have mentioned is that the deer patterns change in the fall, as the food sources change. Then they change again during the rut. If you have acorns in your area, especially...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-14-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By MountainHunter

New hunting regulations in Virginia

I just looked at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and found two new laws that just don't make sense to me. I figured I would post it on Huntingnet, so that hunters are aware of...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By MountainHunter

Very cool, DIY guy. I love to see ingenuity at...

Very cool, DIY guy. I love to see ingenuity at work. If you want to share the fruits of your mind and make some money, patent it and then sell the patent to a hunting accessories manufacturer.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-25-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By MountainHunter

Thanks for the link, Leo. I had actually found...

Thanks for the link, Leo. I had actually found that page, but it just shows current and historical conditions, not predictions. But I definitely bookmarked it so I can track as the season progresses,...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-25-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By MountainHunter

I'm no competition shooter, but missing that many...

I'm no competition shooter, but missing that many times means there's something more basic wrong with your hunting than having one of your hunting spots compromised. Suppose you had hit one of them?...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-24-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By MountainHunter

Thanks, Thunderchicken. I appreciate the insight.

Thanks, Thunderchicken. I appreciate the insight.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-23-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By MountainHunter

Rut predictions?

Has anyone heard rut predictions for the mid-Atlantic mountains region (especially Virginia and West Virginia)?

In most past years, I would just spend as much time in the woods hunting as I could....
Forum: Bowhunting
08-15-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By MountainHunter

You've gotten a lot of good advice, MD DH. One...

You've gotten a lot of good advice, MD DH. One thing I would add, that someone else alluded to indirectly, is to practice setting up your tree stand ahead of time. Get familiar with setting it up in...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-22-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By MountainHunter

Thanks for the advice, everyone! Are bears'...

Thanks for the advice, everyone! Are bears' boiler rooms about the same size as whitetails'?
Forum: Bowhunting
07-19-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By MountainHunter

Thanks, guys. Those links were very helpful,...

Thanks, guys. Those links were very helpful, although they immediately passed forward to the generic Google homepage immediately when I was using Chrome. Weird. It didn't do that in Internet...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By MountainHunter

Bear shot placement advice?

I normally only hunt whitetail and turkey. But this year, I plan to also shoot a bear if I get a shot. I didn't shoot bears in the past because I'm not particularly fond of the meat (and didn't know...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,207
Posted By MountainHunter

In addition to all of the good advice you've...

In addition to all of the good advice you've already gotten, make sure you practice with gloves. When I first started hunting, my shots started going high and left when the weather got cold, and I...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-06-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By MountainHunter

Mackesr, I have hear the same thing from a...

Mackesr, I have hear the same thing from a hunting buddy of mine. I'd like to make a bearskin run out of one if I get one. Any tips on doing that?
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By MountainHunter

Field Dressing and Butchering Bear

I may be hunting bear for the first time this year. I've field dressed and butchered deer plenty of times, but never a bear. Can anyone point me to a good guide for doing this? Thanks.
Forum: Bowhunting
07-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,027
Posted By MountainHunter

Hey Rev, what kind of foam is that; is it...

Hey Rev, what kind of foam is that; is it something I could pick up at Home Depot? Were you shooting broadheads or field points? I don't need fancy targets, but I do prefer to practice with...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By MountainHunter

Wind and whitetails

I understand that whitetails tend not to move much on windy days, especially in the mountainous forest where I hunt. My question to you is: Surely they much need to eat. How long will whitetails stay...
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By MountainHunter

Awesome buck. I hope I see one like that wihtin...

Awesome buck. I hope I see one like that wihtin 20 yards of my bow stand!
Forum: Bowhunting
10-10-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By MountainHunter

Veyr nice! Send him over the border into VA!

Veyr nice! Send him over the border into VA!
Forum: Bowhunting
09-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,933
Posted By MountainHunter

I almost always hunt in a tree, but a few years...

I almost always hunt in a tree, but a few years ago, after seeing a group of four, a group of three and a single deer all out of range throughout the morning, it was about 11 am, and I was debating...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-07-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By MountainHunter

I would say to find a friend or someone you feel...

I would say to find a friend or someone you feel comfortable with who hunts (or shoots a bow) and have them spend half an hour with you with your bow and target. Buy them a six-pack or case of beer...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-07-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By MountainHunter

I carry my stand in each day and hunt from a new...

I carry my stand in each day and hunt from a new place each day. When I have to trim the branches I make sure I am using de-scented gloves if I handle them, which I usually don't, unless the fall...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By MountainHunter

I LOVE it! Redneck ingenuity at its best! I think...

I LOVE it! Redneck ingenuity at its best! I think that's an awesome, creative idea!
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By MountainHunter

Very nice buck, Bernie. Congrats!

Very nice buck, Bernie. Congrats!
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By MountainHunter

Suggest open pattern camo and maybe one of those...

Suggest open pattern camo and maybe one of those "camo umbrellas"?
Forum: Bowhunting
11-29-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By MountainHunter

To follow up: What would be the best late season...

To follow up: What would be the best late season approach if there is a widely dispersed food source? We have had a good crop of acorns here in VA, so there isn't a real "food source spot", since it...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-23-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By MountainHunter

Where I hunt in the northwest mountains of...

Where I hunt in the northwest mountains of Virginia, the bucks started chasing does a couple of weeks ago, but the does seem to be having none of it. My friend killed a buck the weekend of 11/13...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-23-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By MountainHunter

Congrats NoDog. Some people never figure out how...

Congrats NoDog. Some people never figure out how good they have it and are never happy. It sounds like you both have. I hope y'all have another 30.
11-15-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By MountainHunter

Good luck finding your deer, 870. That kind of...

Good luck finding your deer, 870. That kind of situation can put you on pins and needles.

I had a nice 6 pointer come within 8 yards of my stand. I drew on him, but he was straight-on, so no...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By MountainHunter

LOL. Everything's relative. Here in Loudoun...

LOL. Everything's relative. Here in Loudoun County, land is closer to $100,000 per acre!
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By MountainHunter

Awesome buck! Congrats! And well-written story,...

Awesome buck! Congrats! And well-written story, too.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,661
Posted By MountainHunter

Hmmm...this cough silencer sounds interesting. I...

Hmmm...this cough silencer sounds interesting. I may try to get one before I head to the mountains tomorrow evening. CNY Guy, you said you needed to practice before it worked for you? What's the...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-09-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,661
Posted By MountainHunter

It may depend on the deer in question, but last...

It may depend on the deer in question, but last year I had a huge buck bed down about 23 yards away from me for 2 hours. Had to cough the whole time, to the point tears were rolling down my cheeks....
Forum: Bowhunting
11-08-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By MountainHunter

Awesome buck. Congratulations!

Awesome buck. Congratulations!
Forum: Bowhunting
11-08-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,661
Posted By MountainHunter

Coughing in the stand...What do you do?

I have pretty frequent, mild hay fever-like allergies that keep me in phlegm much of the time, including in the Fall and winter, when I am in the tree stand and makes me need to cough. Cold weather...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By MountainHunter

I've heard that you can follow rubs to a buck's...

I've heard that you can follow rubs to a buck's bedding area. Good info to have, if it's true.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-04-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By MountainHunter

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the feedback and...

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the feedback and insight.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-04-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By MountainHunter

Tinks Estrous

I have an unopened bottle of Tinks Doe-In-Rut from last year. IT sat in my car all winter, spring and summer unopened in its original packaging. Did the time and change in temperature (100+ degree...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By MountainHunter

I am no bow techie, but I have used Muzzy 3 blade...

I am no bow techie, but I have used Muzzy 3 blade 100 grains for years and have never had a problems with penetration or pass-through. The last deer I shot with one was a large, mature doe. It was...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By MountainHunter

clothing layers

I know many of you are very experienced hunters and really know your stuff, so Id appreciate some advice about layering clothes. I have some camo base layers I bought, which are very thin synthetic...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By MountainHunter

I have seen deer following bands of turkeys...

I have seen deer following bands of turkeys before. I think the deer know that turkeys are very wary and use them as scouts sometimes. If I see a flcok of turkeys come through, I get ready for deer...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,154
Posted By MountainHunter

Nice buck, Rob, and a well-told story!

Nice buck, Rob, and a well-told story!
Forum: Bowhunting
10-18-2010, 08:19 PM
Forum: Bowhunting
10-18-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By MountainHunter

I usually don;t worry much about noise until I...

I usually don;t worry much about noise until I get near (within 100 yards) to my stand spot, then I try to be quiet. I worry most about the loud, unnatural sounds, like metal-on-metal. I do try...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By MountainHunter

Yes. There are no mountain lions in VA. Even...

Yes. There are no mountain lions in VA. Even though I had one jump from one tree to another right over my head, so that I had to dodge the falling branches. It also screamed at me one morning from...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By MountainHunter

Very cool picture. Thanks for sharing! ...

Very cool picture. Thanks for sharing!

BTW: Good luck getting the bruiser. ;-)
Forum: Bowhunting
10-11-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,708
Posted By MountainHunter

Very nice! Congrats.

Very nice! Congrats.
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