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Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By Thunderchicken217

No such thing as an October Lull to me. Can all...

No such thing as an October Lull to me. Can all be summed up in one word Acorns! Summer you see deer hit the same food source over and over and over but as soon as the oaks drop they disappear...
10-05-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By Thunderchicken217

He is 140's all day everyday. I just did quick a...

He is 140's all day everyday. I just did quick a score on him and made sure I leaned towards the generous side of the measurements and even then I only hit 147. I'd be willing to bet he is right...
10-01-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I did a rough calculation and my best guess is...

I did a rough calculation and my best guess is he's somewhere in the 160's. That's gross score tho. Just adding everything up and that's my guess. Of course net is going to be slightly down but its a...
03-27-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I have had many many birds over the years become...

I have had many many birds over the years become wary and ignore my calling and head directly away from me. Generally is always later in the season or the dominant bird for an area. I have however...
11-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,670
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I am completely with Sheridan on the smoking...

I am completely with Sheridan on the smoking part. Ive had to spit so many cigs out because deer were so close I couldnt even move my hands to take it out and spit on it. As far as the guy who isnt...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-18-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I personally dont think he even hits 130. If he...

I personally dont think he even hits 130. If he has 20" main beams and G2's are 10" which dont think one of them is. G3's at 6'' and brows at 5" with even a 20" spread which he doesnt have and 4"...
09-10-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Yea I only see 9 points as well. Maybe 10...

Yea I only see 9 points as well. Maybe 10 depending on wether the right side is a brow tip im seeing or just part of the end of the main beam. Anyhow I'm going to have to go with 130's as well.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I would say if he grows no more that he would be...

I would say if he grows no more that he would be around the 170 mark but thats a gross score. He would have quite a few deductions for a net score but I'm personally not a big fan of net scores on...
03-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,402
Posted By Thunderchicken217

The biggest probem with shotguns are no 2 are...

The biggest probem with shotguns are no 2 are alike nor do any shoot the same. I had to off set the densest portion of my pattern with a red dot scope in order to get the most vital hits. It would...
03-11-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Two mouth calls and thats it. I take two just in...

Two mouth calls and thats it. I take two just in case the reeds blow apart in one of them. I use my mouth for owl and crow and 99% of the time I'm running and gunning. I have 8 to 10 spots across the...
02-26-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I shoot a blend of all 3 together. Seems to work...

I shoot a blend of all 3 together. Seems to work and pattern well.
02-12-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Agree 100% with Strutter and Gambling. To me...

Agree 100% with Strutter and Gambling. To me there is no magic call and the closest thing to a magic call is the one you are most confident and efficient with. More important than the call is the...
02-07-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I have 3 of the Avian/Zink decoys and love them....

I have 3 of the Avian/Zink decoys and love them. They are the most realistic decoys I have ever seen except for the guys who use taxidermist done turkeys. Only 2 things that I'd change are the price...
01-24-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,820
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I own 2 pair of the Irish Setter Snow Claw XT's...

I own 2 pair of the Irish Setter Snow Claw XT's with 2000 grams and absolutely love them. Only pair of boots I've ever worn that even on the coldest days my feet arent cold. If you wait until Feb or...
01-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,275
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Mossberg 835 with a Hevi shot choke tube with red...

Mossberg 835 with a Hevi shot choke tube with red dot scope by Bushnell and shoot Hevi shot 3.5" 5x6x7 blended shells. Killed a bird last yr at a RANGED 57yds and it barely moved after hitting the...
01-02-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I live in Md but last time I went to Ohio and...

I live in Md but last time I went to Ohio and hunted there were publically accessible lists of private land owners who will allow hunting. Not sure if this is what you meant by public land but may be...
12-17-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Your right that genetics dont change and I agree...

Your right that genetics dont change and I agree with you and dont understand their thinking on taking that buck out of the herd. Someone mentioned does as part of the equation and believe it or not...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-12-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Thunderchicken217

If your not open to criticism then maybe you...

If your not open to criticism then maybe you shouldnt be putting your hunts on you tube or this forum. I to agree that regardless if you were running the camera or not that deer was quartering to....
12-02-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Agree 100% with TopGun. Noway to tell anything...

Agree 100% with TopGun. Noway to tell anything from those photos at all.
11-29-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By Thunderchicken217

My personal opinion at 38yrs of age and someone...

My personal opinion at 38yrs of age and someone who has killed well over 100 deer as I live in a very liberal harvest state of MD is this. Do not shoot little deer period wether its private or public...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-22-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,656
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Heater Body Suit. I gaurentee you will stay warm...

Heater Body Suit. I gaurentee you will stay warm all day. Its not an article of clothing you can walk in. Its something you put on after your in the stand. I zip mine up about 2/3 of the way and drop...
11-13-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Things are really slow here in Southern Frederick...

Things are really slow here in Southern Frederick and Northern Montgomery counties in Maryland. Last year I arrowed an 11 point on 11/5 and things were hot and I mean hot for several days before and...
10-30-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Rifled barrel and its not even close. I have shot...

Rifled barrel and its not even close. I have shot several deer over 100yds with my H&R 12ga and my son's 20ga 870 is actually more accurate than the 12ga. Anyways to your point a rifled barrel is the...
10-29-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,368
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I was always told that when a Sasquatch sees you...

I was always told that when a Sasquatch sees you he will bang a stick up against a tree. Seriuosly though it could have been deer fighting but in my experience antlers have little higher pitch to...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Sorry to hear about the non recocvery and your...

Sorry to hear about the non recocvery and your right it either has happened or will happen to us all. I had a similiar experience on a deer at that time that was the biggest I'd ever had an...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Totally agree with Itsslow. Every yr this time...

Totally agree with Itsslow. Every yr this time you read or hear about someone hollering the ruts on at my place because they seen a 4pt chasing a doe. Glad to see that was no ones response here and...
10-23-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I personally never use estrus until Halloween and...

I personally never use estrus until Halloween and later. I will however put scrape starter scents or just plain old urine scents in scrapes anytime. Its all in personal preference to me and what your...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Where did you buy a self climber at? All of mine...

Where did you buy a self climber at? All of mine I have to climb with it myself. Is it electric or battery powered? JK, anyways I have climbed some bigger trees in the past and it does fine. Just...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-22-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Yea I'd have to agree with Bugs completely as he...

Yea I'd have to agree with Bugs completely as he is a 120ish inch deer. Congrats.
10-22-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I live in MD and this past weekend was our early...

I live in MD and this past weekend was our early muzzleloader season and the amount of shooting was way off. The only few deer I seen and the one my son killed were all after 9am so Id have to agree...
10-21-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,279
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Yea definitely a piebald deer and they are...

Yea definitely a piebald deer and they are actually quite common. The last time I seen a Calico in the woods it had a mouse in its mouth and said meow meow. Lol
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,536
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I used to worry about pee as well and used to...

I used to worry about pee as well and used to carry a bottle but dont anymore. I do believe pee is pee and seen it work in scrapes many times. The exception being if you do drink alot of coffee or if...
10-17-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Some good looking deer. Good luck

Some good looking deer. Good luck
10-17-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Yea I shoot the Remington 150Gr soft points and...

Yea I shoot the Remington 150Gr soft points and have never had a deer go more than 30 to 40 yds with a heart or lung shot with about 50% of them never taking another step.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-16-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Thunderchicken217

We have a similiar type of muzzleloader season...

We have a similiar type of muzzleloader season here in MD coming up. This weekend of Oct 17-19 is buck or doe with muzzleloader but then the following week of Oct 21-26 is doe only with the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I agree with AR that temps are the biggest...

I agree with AR that temps are the biggest driving factor in deer movement even during the rut. With warm temps the big boys will still be cruising and scent checking but just will be doing it under...
10-15-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Several years back I was paying $10 a 100lbs with...

Several years back I was paying $10 a 100lbs with a $1 rebate if you brought the bag back with you when you were finished and now Im paying $11 a 50lbs bag with no bag return any longer. Its corn for...
10-09-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I use a swing blade knife with a gut hook so that...

I use a swing blade knife with a gut hook so that punching the gut isnt an option for him or me for that matter. My personal opinion is that with the knives today on the market that if someone...
10-09-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I was taught if you shoot it you gut it. My boy...

I was taught if you shoot it you gut it. My boy killed his first at 8 yrs old and he gutted his first deer at 8 yrs old as well. Was quite a hack job but he still done it with me walking him thru it....
Forum: Crossbows
10-07-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Totally agree with the above. Would not touch it....

Totally agree with the above. Would not touch it. Either get an Excalibur, Ten Point or Wicked Ridge made by Ten Point. The old saying of you get what you pay for most definitely applies to Xbows....
Forum: Crossbows
10-07-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,751
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Excalibur all the way

Excalibur all the way
10-07-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By Thunderchicken217

The velvet came off their horns buddy thats what...

The velvet came off their horns buddy thats what happened. You will get pics all summer long of bucks eating at corn piles but as soon as they go hard horned they become a totally different creature....
10-07-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,733
Posted By Thunderchicken217

If you can keep your feet warm you wont even...

If you can keep your feet warm you wont even think about the rest of your body being cold. I wear Irish Setter 2000 gram Snow Stalkers. These boots for as much insulation as they have are not...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Nice job and takes the pressure off a little bit...

Nice job and takes the pressure off a little bit so you can bone hunt now. What kind of broadhead were you using? The hole looks a little odd. Maybe its just where some hair come off or just the...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Your going to learn some from videos but most of...

Your going to learn some from videos but most of them that are on TV are a joke regardless of their name. The best way for you to learn is to have someone nice enough to teach you. You need a mentor...
10-02-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Are you using the BDC reticle scope or are you...

Are you using the BDC reticle scope or are you just familiar enough with your equipment that you know where to hold at certain distances? When I bought mine I believe it was designed for the Omega or...
Forum: Crossbows
09-30-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By Thunderchicken217

Its a very simple fix. Either buy Excalibur or...

Its a very simple fix. Either buy Excalibur or Ten Point. They are the only way to go and cant expect the same performance out of cheaper and poorer grade equipment. Im sure someone on here wil tell...
09-30-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I've been out since Sept 6 which was our opener...

I've been out since Sept 6 which was our opener here in MD. Its been better this year in the early season than years passed. I believe its because we had some good rains this spring and summer which...
09-27-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 580
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I just use an extra bungy cord or 2 to keep them...

I just use an extra bungy cord or 2 to keep them together good and tight. Eliminates the bangy and moving around alot better than the standard stuff that comes with it and they are small and take up...
09-27-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 580
Posted By Thunderchicken217

I tell you what I did to mine. I am an HVAC...

I tell you what I did to mine. I am an HVAC mechanic by trade and took the black insulation tubing designed to cover the suction line to prevent sweating on an AC unit. Can buy it at home depot or...
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