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04-25-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By DaveH

The Longbeard XR shells have produced BY FAR the...

The Longbeard XR shells have produced BY FAR the best pattern ever given by my Mossberg 835. They have also dropped at least 3 gobblers at 42 yards (without even flopping on a couple). I've been...
04-25-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,031
Posted By DaveH

My experience is mixed when using a lone hen....

My experience is mixed when using a lone hen. Sometimes the gobbler will hang up just out of range and strut. Other times, I've had them approach fairly close. When using 2 hens and a jake, all of my...
04-25-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By DaveH

I've only been out 2 days so far. I got a nice...

I've only been out 2 days so far. I got a nice big gobbler the first morning - after a 29 degree start and zero gobbling from the roost. When a large flock of crows started cackling, I heard 3...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,747
Posted By DaveH

The season for Fox squirrels has been closed for...

The season for Fox squirrels has been closed for years.
Forum: Northeast
03-28-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,747
Posted By DaveH

Unless it recently changed, the season has been...

Unless it recently changed, the season has been closed for Fox squirrels in MD for several years.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-10-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By DaveH

Disaster!

I always have said the very best days of the year to be in the woods bowhunting (if I could only pick 3 days) are the 10th-12th of November. The rut is really kicking up here and I'm finally seeing...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-10-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By DaveH

A landowner whose land I used to hunt had a pet...

A landowner whose land I used to hunt had a pet buck named Jasper. Sometimes the deer would come inside and sleep with the dog, but spent most of it's time with the wild deer. He used to attach pink...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By DaveH

The pepper spray idea isn't bad ... if you can...

The pepper spray idea isn't bad ... if you can get close enough. I use rubber blunts. I carry one in my quiver precisely for the dogs that the neighbors never keep on their own land. The dogs get hit...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-15-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,477
Posted By DaveH

I've been a Muzzy user for the past dozen years...

I've been a Muzzy user for the past dozen years or so. I tried Montecs last year for the first ttime. I shot 4 (FOUR) deer with them and never had a blood trail - all were lethal shots. I saw one of...
Forum: Politics
07-30-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,243
Posted By DaveH

The first I heard of this story was on Facebook...

The first I heard of this story was on Facebook by a woman I know posting it from the PETA website. Wonder if the put a "spin" on that!

I do see the constant reference to the dentist using a "bow...
Forum: Northeast
07-30-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By DaveH

It really gripes me when I hike a long way into...

It really gripes me when I hike a long way into the woods to find a spot I hope hasn't been hunted, only to find empty coffee cups, water bottles, soda cans and empty cigarette packs. Seriously?!?...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-30-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,559
Posted By DaveH

I'm another one of those who feels that anytime...

I'm another one of those who feels that anytime you're shooting much beyond 40 yards, you're really hoping that the animal doesn't suddenly decide to take an unforeseen step forward just as the arrow...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-30-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By DaveH

Nice video and congrats on the buck. As you...

Nice video and congrats on the buck. As you stated, it looked like the shot was a little back, but since it was higher, it probably caught the furthest back part of the lungs ... and maybe a little...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,559
Posted By DaveH

On the years I practiced out to 60 yards, I was...

On the years I practiced out to 60 yards, I was quite accurate and confident at a completely relaxed and standing deer at 40 yards - shot one at that range and saw it fall 40 yards from the shot. My...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,255
Posted By DaveH

Funny that you're asking this question since I...

Funny that you're asking this question since I probably haven't been on here in a half dozen years or so ... until now! I used to check in here every time I got online back then, but rarely visit...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By DaveH

Nice one! With genes like that floating around...

Nice one! With genes like that floating around ... and bigger ones that you know about, it sounds like you have a new honey hole! Congrats!
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By DaveH

I had a huge 10 point at 11 yards and broadside...

I had a huge 10 point at 11 yards and broadside to me in Sept. Couldn't shoot because of tree branches between us. His smaller racked brother was about 35 yards away waiting impatiently for the big...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-17-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DaveH

Things can go south in a hurry. I pretty much...

Things can go south in a hurry. I pretty much hunt just 3 places. Literally overnight things changed. My best place is quite small, so I try to hunt it sparingly to avoid spooking the deer away....
Forum: Bowhunting
11-14-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By DaveH

It's been both good and not-so-good here. Weather...

It's been both good and not-so-good here. Weather has been better than normal, but often with wind ... like it is today. I've shot 4 arrows and have 4 does in the freezer, but haven't had any of the...
Forum: Northeast
10-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By DaveH

This year, the Charles Altheimer rut predictions...

This year, the Charles Altheimer rut predictions - based on moon phases - coincides with what we normally see. The first 2 weeks of November should be awesome esp since the weather is going to get...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,401
Posted By DaveH

I have held off getting them because of the cost...

I have held off getting them because of the cost too. I use all white vanes and nocks which helps a bit with the contrast. They would be quite helpful - esp after dark, but just a bit pricey.
05-02-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By DaveH

Wow - 50 birds? I haven't seen a TOTAL of 50 in...

Wow - 50 birds? I haven't seen a TOTAL of 50 in the last 5 years!
05-02-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By DaveH

I learned the hard way not to use a flashlight to...

I learned the hard way not to use a flashlight to access your stand unless it is WELL before the hint of daylight. If you've heard any gobbling you DEFINATELY don't want to shine a beam where he can...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,140
Posted By DaveH

This show portrays hunters as ignorant slobs who...

This show portrays hunters as ignorant slobs who ALWAYS wear nothing but camoflage and ask everyone they see for hunting permission. They don't even try to look a bit more presentable than if they...
04-12-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By DaveH

Great bird and great story!

Great bird and great story!
04-11-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By DaveH

I stumbled onto a nest one time years ago. There...

I stumbled onto a nest one time years ago. There were about 6 or 7 eggs all of which had a small hole in one end and were empty.
04-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By DaveH

On a piece of public land I USED to hunt, there...

On a piece of public land I USED to hunt, there was a guy who used to come there every morning to hunt for morel mushrooms. I finally confronted him after he walked BETWEEN me and my decoy one...
04-11-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By DaveH

Very nice pics. at least you know one will come...

Very nice pics. at least you know one will come easy!
04-02-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By DaveH

Wow. 6 shots for 2 turkeys! You all sure have a...

Wow. 6 shots for 2 turkeys! You all sure have a good turkey crop where you're hunting. Good show.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By DaveH

You did a pretty nice video. Dang leaf covered...

You did a pretty nice video. Dang leaf covered the shot, but it looked like the buck was getting suspicious. Good job and nice buck.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By DaveH

Same as most of the others - 15 - 30 mins.before...

Same as most of the others - 15 - 30 mins.before legal shooting light.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-01-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By DaveH

Thanks Rev! Every single detail of my prayer was...

Thanks Rev! Every single detail of my prayer was answered and this buck was even bigger on the ground than he looked from the tree -- no ground shrinkage here. He only made it about 50 yards and was...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-29-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,939
Posted By DaveH

The same thing happens here if a deer is left out...

The same thing happens here if a deer is left out overnight -- 'cept it's foxes. I've lost more than I care to count due to this. I salvage whatever is useable - usually front quarters and backstraps...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-29-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By DaveH

Okay, why can't I post a picture? I tried...

Okay, why can't I post a picture?

I tried all my normal ways and just went with this link.

The autopsy showed the arrow went through the heart entering at the top third and exited through the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-29-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By DaveH

The one I was after

I got the buck I had seen in my clover plot back in July. I had only seen him once or twice and "think" I have a fuzzy pic taken of him through a window and screen.

Here's a pic taken after field...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By DaveH

It took me a second to figure out the double rack...

It took me a second to figure out the double rack on the right. awesome and massive buck. Wow.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By DaveH

I shot the 125 grain Muzzy's for quite a few...

I shot the 125 grain Muzzy's for quite a few years because I liked the higher FOC. However, finding replacement blades for them around here is hard since everyone uses the 100 grain, so that's what...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,522
Posted By DaveH

Wow! He's big. Great rack on that big boy.

Wow! He's big. Great rack on that big boy.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By DaveH

The shot isn't advisable for the reasons...

The shot isn't advisable for the reasons described above. You did the right thing. Watching a spine shot deer thrash and struggle as it slowly dies isn't pretty. Missing the spine from that angle...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By DaveH

Angry Stinkin' dirt bikers!!!

The evening after they cut the corn is always a great time to hunt. I have never failed to see plenty of deer heading out to pick up the leftovers and I've taken several of them. Last night was...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By DaveH

I doubt it's the straps. I tighten might giving...

I doubt it's the straps. I tighten might giving it everything I've got and they're noise free.I think you may want to examine (and possibly lubricate) the hinge between the platform and the part that...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By DaveH

From what I'm reading, it appears that your angle...

From what I'm reading, it appears that your angle was a bit steep and probably hit the shoulder blade on the edge and traveled a short distance there before the bone stopped it - that would explain...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By DaveH

When you described the hit and then said you had...

When you described the hit and then said you had good blood, I figured you must have had an exit hole even though the arrow stayed in the deer. No exit hole would have really caused some tracking...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-05-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By DaveH

sdhunter11, he will probably go on the wall with...

sdhunter11, he will probably go on the wall with nearly all the others in my garage. I have rows and rows of racks nailed to the studs in there. I have only mounted one so far and it would have to be...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By DaveH

Yeah, pic #2 was taken in the garage -sorry. I'm...

Yeah, pic #2 was taken in the garage -sorry. I'm not crazy about those shots either, but it shows his beam length pretty well. Pics #1 and #3 were taken where he fell.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By DaveH

2nd of season - not bad

I've had some good fortune so far this season. On the 2nd morning out, I shot a really nice doe on my place to break the ice this year. But last Thursday afternoon was even better. If you don't like...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-26-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,910
Posted By DaveH

Your KE isn't great, but it is adequate. HOWEVER,...

Your KE isn't great, but it is adequate. HOWEVER, you MUST place the arrow in the vitals to ensure a good, short blood trail. Keep practicing your shooting and increase poundage as you are able . . ....
09-08-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,270
Posted By DaveH

I don't hunt over bait, but it's legal to hunt...

I don't hunt over bait, but it's legal to hunt deer over bait here in MD, so it doesn't matter to me if someone does. I have found that piles of corn that are hunted a lot are usually avoided during...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-08-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By DaveH

I wouldn't use it yet. It will be more natural a...

I wouldn't use it yet. It will be more natural a month later and could set a deer on high alert encountering it before it is expected.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-08-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,480
Posted By DaveH

If conditions are perfect, I can feel confident...

If conditions are perfect, I can feel confident taking a shot out to 40 yards. That said, MOST of the time, I limit myself to 30 yds or less because there is so much that can go wrong when you're...
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