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Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By hardwoodhank

That is why yotes have a $50 bounty on their head...

That is why yotes have a $50 bounty on their head in my area. Some guys I know take their.223's and hunt the yotes for a payday.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By hardwoodhank

I've had more luck with my bow this season, but...

I've had more luck with my bow this season, but no doubt that if I had a rifle or my smoke pole I would have been dragging him out Saturday without a really nice shoulder mount, because there...
Forum: Archery Gear
12-01-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 609
Posted By hardwoodhank

Hoyt Viper Tec

Hoyt Viper Tec, Octane Hostage rest with new brushes, new Winner (camo) strings last year, redline cam and 1/2, d loop, peep, Extreme sight with light and 5 pins, XT2000 limbs, mossy oak camo color....
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By hardwoodhank

To shoot or not to shoot?

I was in stand Saturday morning an hour before sunrise. I had just climbed to about 25-30 ft and hadn't even hauled my bow and gear up when 7-8 deer came through my spot. I was set up about 30 yrds...
11-28-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,639
Posted By hardwoodhank

layers of clothes are easier to remove than put...

layers of clothes are easier to remove than put on! Be sure to have a nice pair of wool hunting socks and boots with at least 800 Gore-Tex, warm gloves, pull over head/face cover, and warm hat. I was...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,145
Posted By hardwoodhank

Central VA - I got in my stand yesterday about 45...

Central VA - I got in my stand yesterday about 45 minutes before sunlight and let a buck bomb, doe in estrus scent, go...and within 10 minutes had two small bucks and a nice buck show up. The larger...
10-29-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,933
Posted By hardwoodhank

The only way I would have passed is if I had...

The only way I would have passed is if I had scouted that stand knowing that there was a 14 pt in the area and had pictures of him, otherwise he may not shoot a deer for 20 years with that rule.
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10-29-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,539
Posted By hardwoodhank

I actually hunt my own land where my home, cars,...

I actually hunt my own land where my home, cars, trucks, tractors, and other stuff are within sight. I've had a 10 pt 4-5 yr old stage within 50 yrds from 3 parked cars in my driveway for an hour...
10-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,259
Posted By hardwoodhank

I named this guy "handle bars", his right side...

I named this guy "handle bars", his right side antler came out of his head above right eye and straight out. I never got another picture of him...
10-28-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 126,285
Posted By hardwoodhank

I have had several "blinged out" blinds for deer...

I have had several "blinged out" blinds for deer and turkey, but here are a few that stood out.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn209/Hoyt_Viper/blinds%20and%20stands/IMG00059-20090406-1855.jpg...
10-28-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By hardwoodhank

In a way, he is the only one to blame, regardless...

In a way, he is the only one to blame, regardless of equipment failure or his experience with his broadheads. You can practice all day, everyday with field tips, but put a BH on it and its off right...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By hardwoodhank

Finally, some headgear to show

It was 27 degrees when I got on stand this morning! I bumped several deer when going to stand, but used my scent drag and grunted occasionally to try and deceive them as much as I could. I knew there...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,063
Posted By hardwoodhank

Thanks and can relate with the daughter. Did she...

Thanks and can relate with the daughter. Did she get her buck with bow or gun? I got mine a nice starter compound (pink of course) but she cant get enough pull weight for me to feel comfortable...
Forum: South
10-25-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,998
Posted By hardwoodhank

Even out here in the corner of W...

Even out here in the corner of W Hanover/Goochland/Louisa Im running out of land too. Ive had a lease on 100 acres of really good land where I harvested several nice bucks during archery,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By hardwoodhank

Our rut in VA is definitely weeks away, I was...

Our rut in VA is definitely weeks away, I was understanding the title of "chasing" exactly that, but I consider it just a sign of the "pre-rut" or like I said, my scent put out was like a Harry...
Forum: South
10-24-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By hardwoodhank

Im hunting in western Hanover/Goochland area and...

Im hunting in western Hanover/Goochland area and have a little honey hole I have been taking care of since August with some various stuff like food plot, corn piles, and getting out before sunrise...
Forum: South
10-24-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,110
Posted By hardwoodhank

Ive been dealing with this since buying some land...

Ive been dealing with this since buying some land out in a rural part of VA so I could hunt closer to my home. Its not unusual for dogs to be running at midnight through my land or sitting out on my...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By hardwoodhank

Yep, just yesterday I saw a small button buck...

Yep, just yesterday I saw a small button buck trying to mount a yearling doe, didn't look like she was too interested though. He gave a valiant effort though...every time she walked away a few steps...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By hardwoodhank

That's why I have the Apex with low blue light. I...

That's why I have the Apex with low blue light. I know what you mean though, its just something you need to practice and sometimes it helps to take your eye out of the peep and sight to make sure the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,727
Posted By hardwoodhank

That reminds me of about 25 years ago a hunting...

That reminds me of about 25 years ago a hunting buddy used to wrap up his girls tampons when she was having her period and hang them from a tree....actually shot a buck that had stopped to...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,727
Posted By hardwoodhank

If I come up on a scrape or rub, and have the...

If I come up on a scrape or rub, and have the need to relieve myself, which is usually a hassle with Scent blocker pants base layers, boxers, and my leafy gloves, I will pee on it too, and then take...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,063
Posted By hardwoodhank

RECOVERED This buck ran 300 yrds with the...

RECOVERED

This buck ran 300 yrds with the new Rage 3 blade entering right behind his left shoulder and splitting his sternum...oh, and his shoulder was shattered. I held off until my 9 year old...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,063
Posted By hardwoodhank

Just very surprised that he made it so far out of...

Just very surprised that he made it so far out of sight the way he looked mortally wounded and was running like a fullback at the goal line. Its in low 40's now so Im gonna hit the woods and will...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,063
Posted By hardwoodhank

Thump, mule kick, no pass thru, no blood

My first pin on sight is set at 20 yrds, but this morning I had an unusual shot at about 15 feet from stand at 20 feet high. Shooting the new 3 blade Rage and put first pin about 8 inches below...
11-28-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By hardwoodhank

Yesterday was perfect for getting in the woods...

Yesterday was perfect for getting in the woods (illegal to hunt Sundays in VA) but the wind was whipping 20 plus and in my face from my approach to where he has been bedding. I got my climber...
11-25-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By hardwoodhank

Does it appear to be the same buck? I think the...

Does it appear to be the same buck? I think the crab claw is obvious, but he wouldnt be the first or even 3rd that Ive harvested with the claw main beam...its just difficult to see, and the second...
11-25-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By hardwoodhank

[QUOTE=paulie300;3881397]maybe you're pushing him...

[QUOTE=paulie300;3881397]maybe you're pushing him too much already and if your season constraints allow try resting the area. You might be too close to his bedding area already and have pushed him...
11-25-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,773
Posted By hardwoodhank

I actually hit a nice buck in July with my truck...

I actually hit a nice buck in July with my truck that had a whole bunch of unusual groans. Dogs ran him into a 45 mph road and as he came out, I started to slam on brakes, and he turned away from me...
11-25-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By hardwoodhank

Frustration, need some advice!

Here is the deal,

Year #3 of seeing blatant signs of a nice buck. Same spot, same rubs, and this year I decided I was going to put one of my cameras right in the middle of his rubs. This year he...
11-14-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By hardwoodhank

I actually live in Rockville not far from...

I actually live in Rockville not far from oilville but my 200 acre lease is in Montpelier off Taylor's Creek rd. I'm disappointed this year, to say the least! I've had a dozen sits with the...
11-13-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By hardwoodhank

Nice looking 8 pt. Very symmetrical and mature...

Nice looking 8 pt. Very symmetrical and mature enough to be a keeper. I have a few questions, I'm in Hanover, VA...where was the deer harvested? Have you just recently seen a fair sign that the rut...
11-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,365
Posted By hardwoodhank

I have killed 4 bucks in the first week of...

I have killed 4 bucks in the first week of muzzleloader season, which usually corresponds with the pre rut and during the rut. I have had awesome success rattling bucks to the very tree I am in each...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,081
Posted By hardwoodhank

I am guessing a whole lot of this controversy has...

I am guessing a whole lot of this controversy has to do with what type of Powerbelt sabot you are using, I dont believe that whether its 100 grn of pyrodex or 150 grn has much of a different outcome....
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,081
Posted By hardwoodhank

I have a CVA and have been shooting it for 5...

I have a CVA and have been shooting it for 5 seasons now. I tried the 3rd season to try something new and went with the Hornady sabots. Far less accuracy in the same grain and powder load.

This...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,635
Posted By hardwoodhank

The wolf was the first BP gun I bought, mainly...

The wolf was the first BP gun I bought, mainly for the price to start my muzzleloading hunting. My first season, with stock iron sights I shot 2 does, a buck and a turkey.

The second year I put a...
11-21-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By hardwoodhank

I will let you know if it survived, as well as...

I will let you know if it survived, as well as the sex of it. Now that its general firearm season the hunt clubs that border my piece are running thir hounds and the whole month of Dec in my county...
Forum: South
11-20-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,618
Posted By hardwoodhank

Thats strange. I actually talked to an animal...

Thats strange. I actually talked to an animal control officer who had to put down a nice 8 pt after it got stuck in a farm fence. It broke its leg, and once they tranquilized it they couldnt let it...
Forum: South
11-20-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,074
Posted By hardwoodhank

First day of Black Powder this year I was about...

First day of Black Powder this year I was about 30 ft up before the sun completely came up in Hanover, VA and saw 2 juveniles playing like kids. By the time I had enough light for my binoculars or...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,857
Posted By hardwoodhank

So I wonder how many of the 100,000 people know...

So I wonder how many of the 100,000 people know where and how to get to it? Did they show a map and marked trail too?
11-20-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By hardwoodhank

Did the research, its a melanistic fawn on my lease

A while back I shared something I caught on one of my trail cams. At first I thought it was a dog, or some other kind of animal, as I know the location the picture was taken and there is nothing to...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By hardwoodhank

Any clue on a score

13 pt killed in Chesterfield
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn209/Hoyt_Viper/pats14.jpg
11-19-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By hardwoodhank

8 pt down, and others taken from same lease on same day

Opening day of BP
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn209/Hoyt_Viper/8ptontailgate.jpg
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn209/Hoyt_Viper/8ptwithme.jpg

My buddy Pat on same day about 3/4 mle...
11-19-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By hardwoodhank

Ditto:poke:

Ditto:poke:
Forum: South
11-19-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,618
Posted By hardwoodhank

I believe that between this wekend and just after...

I believe that between this wekend and just after Thanksgiving the second phase of estrous will be on. I have rattled in an 8 and a high basket 6 with a decoy but not the buck I have been pursuing...
11-07-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By hardwoodhank

8pt down in Hanover VA

Came in to my rattling and was 2 ft from bottom of my tree. Straight down between his shoulder blade and obliterated his heart!

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn209/Hoyt_Viper/8ptwithme.jpg
...
11-07-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By hardwoodhank

Decoy question

Ok, Ive already got my big buck of the year and have an opportunity to try my friends "bucky" decoy. I have a blind set up on the edge of a field with clover, and misc grasses. This area has rubs,...
Forum: South
11-02-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By hardwoodhank

VERY unique rack! I like the way the main beam...

VERY unique rack! I like the way the main beam and G2's makes you look twice!
Forum: South
10-31-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,618
Posted By hardwoodhank

Rut is on in VA

Ive been out the last few days, solely to see what stage they are in. I grunted a 6 within 30 yrds and drew back on him but binoculars fell and spooked him before I could set my pin on him. I have...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,227
Posted By hardwoodhank

Yep, the date on the photos are April 29, 2010. ...

Yep, the date on the photos are April 29, 2010. I have since moved the camera, but I have sat on the top of the ridge (300 yrds) and watched 20-25 deer tear up my clover plot. I have yet to see the...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-18-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,227
Posted By hardwoodhank

Go back to the first set....if thats two deer in...

Go back to the first set....if thats two deer in the shade, one has obviously darker pigmentation. I have looked at the pictures (about 10) Its tail is not a deer's tail, its not a log, and shade...
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