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Forum: Midwest
11-29-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,491
Posted By dvalliere

I had a terrible season. I was hunting in a new...

I had a terrible season. I was hunting in a new place with the property owner. He is also a hunter and has a number of folks who hunt on his land (there's enough to go around). Plenty of preseason...
11-20-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By dvalliere

17 does and 3 bucks--why on earth would they...

17 does and 3 bucks--why on earth would they bother with your tactics when they have little to no competition for does? Quit announcing your presence and just hunt silently with the wind in your...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-15-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By dvalliere

That's not a good idea. The bow you use for...

That's not a good idea. The bow you use for practice is the bow you use for hunting. Little differences between the bows can mean the difference between a solid shot and a miss (or worse, a poor...
11-15-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By dvalliere

Demonstrate, Assist/Advise, Delegate. The...

Demonstrate, Assist/Advise, Delegate.

The first time, do it for her while she's watching and talk her through it.
The second time (and maybe 3rd), she does it but you're there to assist and...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-02-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By dvalliere

So, effectively, you're saying you shot him in...

So, effectively, you're saying you shot him in the butt, right? If that's the case, that deer is going to die--how fast or slow is a guessing game. Could be many hours but he's not going to recover...
11-02-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,601
Posted By dvalliere

Do you see the irony in the contrast between...

Do you see the irony in the contrast between these two quotes?
11-01-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,708
Posted By dvalliere

Over-hyped and Overrated?

I'm beginning to think that much of the hunting stuff being marketed is more about financial profit than killing deer. I swear that I see more deer when I don't use calls or scent lines than when I...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-22-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By dvalliere

Lots of New Scrapes

I was out checking my trail cam today (actually, lowering it because I realized I had it positioned a bit too high) and discovered that in the past 3-4 days lot of scrapes have suddenly sprung up. I...
10-19-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,796
Posted By dvalliere

Listen carefully, lean in close: NO COTTON!! You...

Listen carefully, lean in close: NO COTTON!! You might as well not buy it at all if you're going to wear a shirt underneath it! In fact, don't bother to buy hunting clothes at all if you're going...
10-18-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,796
Posted By dvalliere

One more item to consider: You'll hear a lot of...

One more item to consider: You'll hear a lot of talk about staying "scent free" and well you should. But, spending extra money for scent eliminating or scent reducing clothing (e.g. ScentLok) is...
10-18-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,796
Posted By dvalliere

I'm in Wisconsin and our winters are pretty...

I'm in Wisconsin and our winters are pretty similar to yours.

Ditch anything cotton and you won't need as many layers. Cotton holds moisture, even if you don't work up a sweat, and moisture is...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By dvalliere

Yes, you should have stopped playing on the phone...

Yes, you should have stopped playing on the phone when you saw the doe, but this is your deeper problem:



Honestly, if you can't enjoy being in the woods and using all your senses to pay...
11-12-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By dvalliere

When you've taken deer? Or is that just when you...

When you've taken deer? Or is that just when you like to get out there, period?
11-12-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By dvalliere

How Early Were You in Your Stand?

I've heard a lot of different answers to the question "how early should you be in your stand?"

My question is slightly modified: "How long before shooting light were you in your stand during gun...
Forum: Midwest
12-10-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,835
Posted By dvalliere

JW, The goals are listed in the links I have...

JW,

The goals are listed in the links I have at the beginning: 733,000 deer total, statewide. That number is reached by aiming for a herd that is 60-65% of the land's carrying capacity in the...
Forum: Midwest
12-07-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,835
Posted By dvalliere

WI Whitetail Population

The DNR is really getting it in the press these days with the lowest total kill count in 27 years (http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_ecdd754f-3eed-5e44-a8e5-0cdf2b0ed8b1.html)!.
...
Forum: Midwest
12-03-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,926
Posted By dvalliere

I never said it was only due to that. I'm saying...

I never said it was only due to that. I'm saying that I think it was a factor. Facts: a portion of hunter safety accidents involve bullets. Almost all shots are fired with the gun off safety. ...
Forum: Midwest
12-02-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,926
Posted By dvalliere

It's not that simple. If the doe harvest is...

It's not that simple. If the doe harvest is restricted, then the herd will grow. To the extent that people can continue to shoot does at will, the population will continue to decline. In my area,...
Forum: Midwest
12-02-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,926
Posted By dvalliere

I'm not saying that Hunter Education isn't...

I'm not saying that Hunter Education isn't valuable, including helping to train safe hunters. I am saying that with close to half the number of deer shot this year compared to two years ago, that...
Forum: Midwest
12-02-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,926
Posted By dvalliere

Irony

In the midst of announcing a much smaller harvest than recent years, they emphasize the opportunity to go kill more:

I also liked the safety article which noted:

I wonder if hunters not having...
Forum: Midwest
12-02-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,926
Posted By dvalliere

Actually, that means that you're down 41% from...

Actually, that means that you're down 41% from two years ago. You can't add percentages. Still a bad number, in my opinion.
Forum: Midwest
12-01-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,926
Posted By dvalliere

Unhappy Preliminary WI Harvest Numbers Announced

Have you seen the preliminary gun harvest numbers (http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=1511)? Sounds about like most expected--the harvest is down, way down.

Detailed...
11-20-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By dvalliere

I'm getting a similar message from Kaspersky...

I'm getting a similar message from Kaspersky antivirus about a trojan.
11-18-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By dvalliere

This is not conclusive. I was part of a deer...

This is not conclusive. I was part of a deer drive where one of our best shots was on point when we scared up a deer. He swore he must have missed it because it didn't so much as flinch either time...
11-18-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By dvalliere

How do you know for certain that it ricocheted? ...

How do you know for certain that it ricocheted? Sounds to me like you hit it and, beyond that, can't be sure of anything.
11-18-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By dvalliere

It's not a matter of opinion. Do you know how...

It's not a matter of opinion. Do you know how antlers grow or what velvet is?



In the case of a question like this, the answer cannot possibly be a matter of opinion. It's objective one way...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By dvalliere

Tons of funnels. You can't tell enough from that...

Tons of funnels. You can't tell enough from that to say where to set up. Depends on what's on the fields and where the bedding is. In person scouting has no true substitute.
11-17-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By dvalliere

I would try using the scent drag as you enter the...

I would try using the scent drag as you enter the woods upwind of where you suspect the bucks might be traveling. Then put the drag about 4-5 feet hanging from a tree. Then set up downwind of that...
11-17-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By dvalliere

You may be hunting in a place where the deer...

You may be hunting in a place where the deer only, or almost only, visit at night. Deer don't have to stop by the pond to drink all day.

You might be better to set up on their route back to the...
11-17-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By dvalliere

Antlers do not grow after velvet is shed. ...

Antlers do not grow after velvet is shed. Period. It either looks larger but isn't actually larger or it's not the same deer.
Forum: Midwest
11-17-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By dvalliere

Yes. Apart from bucks traveling for the sake of...

Yes. Apart from bucks traveling for the sake of the rut, deer tend to remain in a limited home area, even with disturbances. Deer adjust quickly and they aren't going to move out of the woods just...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-16-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,861
Posted By dvalliere

Take a gander at the higher res photo and check...

Take a gander at the higher res photo and check out the mass on that thing:

http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/co-tyler-quandt-with-deer-rack.jpg
11-12-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By dvalliere

Me too. I just got a 502 error...

Me too. I just got a 502 error (http://www.checkupdown.com/status/E502.html) which says that it's not you and it's not me.
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-11-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By dvalliere

I don't think mine will tell me how many photos. ...

I don't think mine will tell me how many photos. Even if it did, it doesn't tell me if they're false positive--trees moving, other animals, etc. I think the digital camera idea is great! (Swapping...
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-11-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By dvalliere

I thought about that but it doesn't tell me while...

I thought about that but it doesn't tell me while I'm in the woods what's happening so that I can move my cam if necessary.
Forum: Trail Cameras
11-10-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By dvalliere

Picture Viewing

I don't know what everyone else does to check their digital trail cameras. I had been bringing my laptop with me--cumbersome but better than taking the card home and making another trip back to...
11-09-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By dvalliere

I'm 6'3" and there's no way you saw a doe whose...

I'm 6'3" and there's no way you saw a doe whose back was as high as your chest--that's pushing toward 5'! The head would then be about as tall as you! :rolleye0011:

You're either exaggerating or...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-07-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By dvalliere

Glad that what has been a rough season for you...

Glad that what has been a rough season for you turned out so well!
11-07-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,298
Posted By dvalliere

I've got a buddy that has worked as a gunsmith...

I've got a buddy that has worked as a gunsmith for decades. He had me sight in my 30.06 at 50 yards. I'll be on again at ~200-250 yards. Only maybe 2" high at 100 yards. And about that much low...
Forum: Midwest
10-30-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,748
Posted By dvalliere

Spot on. If the DNR thinks the herd is too...

Spot on.

If the DNR thinks the herd is too large, they'll structure the season/tags to force hunters to shrink the herd. Hunters can participate willingly (taking does, filling bonus tags) or...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By dvalliere

Part of me says cool, part says unethical. Part...

Part of me says cool, part says unethical. Part of me would like to try it with yearlings with a high power rifle, but not a bow. But the part of me that says unethical would probably win out.

...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By dvalliere

Two Deer, One Arrow

I couldn't believe it when I ran across this local headline (http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_3f8a5c87-4666-56fd-a304-ead91a0e9b51.html)!
10-18-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By dvalliere

That's not a yes or no question. There are many...

That's not a yes or no question. There are many relevant factors including temperature, shot placement, and time. Generally, the shorter time between death and field dressing, the colder the temps,...
Forum: Midwest
10-18-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,011
Posted By dvalliere

Why should bow hunters have priority over gun...

Why should bow hunters have priority over gun hunters? I'm all for allowing bow hunters plenty of time to accomplish the more difficult task of hunting with a bow but gun hunters are not a...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-16-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By dvalliere

For clarity: I feel fine after I'm done hunting. ...

For clarity: I feel fine after I'm done hunting. The next day my shoulders/arms (and sometimes back/neck) are incredibly sore and stiff. I don't know if because I sat still so long, or a lack of...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-16-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By dvalliere

It's a Gorilla Climber and I think it's probably...

It's a Gorilla Climber and I think it's probably pretty much entry-level.

I'll have to try more exercise afterward.

Thanks.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-16-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By dvalliere

Sore After Stand Sitting

How many of you are sore and stiff the day after sitting in your stand? I only spent about 3 hours in my climber yesterday and boy am I feeling it today. Is it just me?

I'm too young to be...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By dvalliere

Don't sweat any more than you can possibly help...

Don't sweat any more than you can possibly help it (add layers after you're at your stand and cooled down).

Use the right layers: wicking materials (e.g. wool, polypro, underarmor, etc.) never...
Forum: Midwest
10-14-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,011
Posted By dvalliere

Your friend and Jesse (above) are correct. You...

Your friend and Jesse (above) are correct. You cannot take a buck, even by bow, during the antlerless gun hunts in October and December. This is applicable in Herd Control units that have the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,633
Posted By dvalliere

Line the trunk with a tarp. Your only other...

Line the trunk with a tarp. Your only other option is to strap it to the roof (I don't recommend that!).
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