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12-03-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By mackesr

Congratulations on a fine buck. That split G2 is...

Congratulations on a fine buck. That split G2 is amazing!
11-26-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By mackesr

Congratulations Jake! When I first saw the...

Congratulations Jake! When I first saw the picture I was thinking how delicious that bear was going to taste. All the ones I have had the pleasure of eating were all delicious. I wish I had made...
11-25-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By mackesr

Wow, sounds like you two were extremely lucky!!! ...

Wow, sounds like you two were extremely lucky!!! I know the weight of those machines and from how you described the incident, the good Lord was definitely watching over you both. I know of several...
11-25-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By mackesr

Congrats on two really nice Bucks!! And one...

Congrats on two really nice Bucks!! And one really, really nice spot!!!!
11-15-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By mackesr

As cold as it is up there you would think the...

As cold as it is up there you would think the bears would be holed up for the winter as you stated. Obviously not all of them. I wonder if its what they are eating that makes them taste poorly to...
11-15-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By mackesr

I think Rock hit it right on. He is winding you...

I think Rock hit it right on. He is winding you first then going to the other locations. He has you figured out so now use that against him. You are going to have to be stealthy to get one over on...
11-15-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By mackesr

Also, once you have run out of blood to trail and...

Also, once you have run out of blood to trail and have made your grid searches and if still cannot find him I would go to any nearby water source and as others have said, check the thickest spots...
Forum: Crossbows
11-12-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By mackesr

You should be using it per your manufacturers...

You should be using it per your manufacturers instructions. I use wax for my cables and string except for the serving as I read you are not supposed to wax the serving on your string.
11-07-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By mackesr

I am in a very similar situation. I was given the...

I am in a very similar situation. I was given the opportunity to join a lease on apprx. 120 acres, mostly open fields. Two brothers already had the lease and let four of us join. The brothers had...
11-07-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By mackesr

I was hunting with some friends and one of them...

I was hunting with some friends and one of them was color blind and I never knew. It was a rare occasion where we had snow on the ground during hunting season which is rare for this part of Va.....
11-05-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By mackesr

Congratulations Rock on a nice Buck. He looks...

Congratulations Rock on a nice Buck. He looks like a bruiser!
11-05-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By mackesr

Congrats on a bruiser of a buck!

Congrats on a bruiser of a buck!
10-31-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By mackesr

I firmly believe that no matter what you do, if...

I firmly believe that no matter what you do, if the wind is blowing from you to the deer, it will smell you. You may get lucky and the breeze blow over their heads, but that is just what it is. Luck....
Forum: Black Powder
10-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By mackesr

I hunt with a CVA Wolf and it is probably my most...

I hunt with a CVA Wolf and it is probably my most favorite rifle. That short barrel makes it a pleasure to use in a tree stand and is accurate as hell. I had an older model Traditions pursuit with a...
10-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By mackesr

Thats some serious handgun hunting! ...

Thats some serious handgun hunting! Congratulations.
10-23-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By mackesr

I was thinking the same thing Jake. I have rarely...

I was thinking the same thing Jake. I have rarely been busted scent wise where I saw or heard the reaction from the deer. But I am sure there were many, many more deer that smelled me from downwind...
10-22-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By mackesr

All our big game tags are OTC here in Virginia. I...

All our big game tags are OTC here in Virginia. I hunt East of the Blue Ridge Mtns. and get three Buck and three doe tags and three turkey tags with my big game license. You can take two deer a day....
10-22-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By mackesr

Good luck to you Jared. Send pics if you get one!

Good luck to you Jared. Send pics if you get one!
Forum: Crossbows
10-17-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By mackesr

Thanks Jake! She is nice and fat and should make...

Thanks Jake! She is nice and fat and should make some nice meals. I am letting her hang for a week in the cooler and will start processing.
Forum: Crossbows
10-16-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By mackesr

TenPoint Titan TL-7 comes through again.

I have not been seeing a lot of deer movement the past two weeks but had seven deer come in a little after 9am last Sat. The lead doe was headed for a tree I marked because it is exactly 30 yards...
10-16-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By mackesr

Congratulations Phil on a great hunt!! Thanks...

Congratulations Phil on a great hunt!! Thanks for sharing the story and pics.
10-09-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
Posted By mackesr

Congratulations on a successful hunt!! Thanks...

Congratulations on a successful hunt!! Thanks for sharing the pics, especially of the SPAM museum, LOL.
10-04-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By mackesr

Nice grouping!! Very impressive with PRB.

Nice grouping!! Very impressive with PRB.
Forum: South
10-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By mackesr

Thanks vapahunter, same to you as well. I was...

Thanks vapahunter, same to you as well. I was impressed how the slicktricks flew the same as my Rage/Spitfires that I have used in the past. Hoping for some better blood trailing with the four fixed...
10-03-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By mackesr

Congrats on the double! Heck of a way to start...

Congrats on the double! Heck of a way to start the season. I am ready to get out there in the Va. woods this Sat. for opening day of archery season.
Forum: South
10-03-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By mackesr

Ready for Virginia's opening archery season!

Hope all you Virginians are ready for Sat! Got my TenPoint Titan dialed in and ready to go. I am changing up from using the Rage and instead going with the fixed blade SlickTricks. Hoping I get...
Forum: Black Powder
09-16-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By mackesr

If you are using Triple 7 you need to know about...

If you are using Triple 7 you need to know about the CRUD ring that builds up in the breach. It builds up over several shots and you can tell by looking at your Witness Mark on your ramrod as it will...
09-16-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By mackesr

Good job on the doe and congratulations on the...

Good job on the doe and congratulations on the baby girl! I hope to draw some blood with my Titan in the next couple weeks. Cant wait!
09-05-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mackesr

Congratulations on what looks to have been a very...

Congratulations on what looks to have been a very successful hunt! What a beautiful Nyala Bull to say the least. I am hoping to go back to Africa next year.
09-05-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By mackesr

Congratulations BowHunterCop! I got my one and...

Congratulations BowHunterCop! I got my one and only black bear the same year, with my muzzle loader, and used the same pose on my mount that you did. I hunted over 30 years before a legal bear gave...
Forum: Crossbows
08-27-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By mackesr

I have owned two Tenpoint Xbows in the past...

I have owned two Tenpoint Xbows in the past twenty some years and have hunted with them every year and have never had any issues with their scopes. To be honest with you, once I dialed them in...
08-20-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By mackesr

Thanks for sharing. I see some black squirrels up...

Thanks for sharing. I see some black squirrels up in Northern Va. when at work and I have seen them up in D.C. as well. Never seen one anywhere else.
08-20-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By mackesr

For deer hunting during rifle season I have only...

For deer hunting during rifle season I have only owned two rifles and I am 57. One is a Marlin 336 in .35 Rem and one is a Remington 700 BDL in 7mm Rem Mag. I started out with the .35 and now I...
08-07-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By mackesr

I have experienced the same this year as...

I have experienced the same this year as Champlain Islander. One doe has been hanging around my property and had a couple of fawns. She has eaten most of my garden, including corn, bush beans,...
08-07-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By mackesr

Roger that! Monster for a Fla. buck and a really...

Roger that! Monster for a Fla. buck and a really nice one anywhere else. Sounds like the hunter earned that buck.
Forum: Black Powder
08-05-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By mackesr

Great shooting! I am a big fan of barnes bullets...

Great shooting! I am a big fan of barnes bullets as well.
07-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,170
Posted By mackesr

I have been shooting a 7mm Rem Mag for close to...

I have been shooting a 7mm Rem Mag for close to 30 years now. I have it sighted dead on at 200 yds and it shoots out to 300 without any hold over. I shoot a lot of big cut overs, especially now as...
07-12-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,082
Posted By mackesr

I pretty much quit watching deer hunting shows on...

I pretty much quit watching deer hunting shows on the TV. I cannot relate to them as I hunt heavily pressured deer and we just dont see monster bucks walking out into fields in broad daylight like...
07-12-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By mackesr

CWD discovered in Culpeper Co, Va.

This will be a game changer for me this year. Late last year they discovered a buck that was shot in culpeper last year had CWD. It didnt show any outward signs of it, but a mandatory random test...
06-28-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,678
Posted By mackesr

I missed this Post originally. Congrats to...

I missed this Post originally. Congrats to oldtimer on a great hunt and what must be some great eating. My family is all from Pa. but I live in Virginia so am trying to draw an out of state permit. I...
05-23-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,264
Posted By mackesr

You of course are moving into an awesome...

You of course are moving into an awesome duck/goose hunting area with the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay regions. While I am not a huge duck/goose hunter I am mainly Deer/Turkey/Bear hunter but...
05-10-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,734
Posted By mackesr

I hear ya Ridge Runner. I tried all those tricks...

I hear ya Ridge Runner. I tried all those tricks and none worked for that ol Tom. I started off really quite and only subtle purrs and clucks, which he would respond to but would lose interest...
05-09-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,734
Posted By mackesr

Been a slow year for me as well. First morning...

Been a slow year for me as well. First morning out I had a Tom gobble at me over 200 times but could not get him closer than 50 yds and so thick I still couldnt see him. He has been to that dance...
11-29-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By mackesr

I have always rinsed my meat before grinding if I...

I have always rinsed my meat before grinding if I see hair on it. Usually only a few pieces will have some hair on it. It has never affected my grind, though I do have a heavy duty LEM so that may...
Forum: Black Powder
11-29-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By mackesr

Been there, done that! Thats why I ALWAYS pop a...

Been there, done that! Thats why I ALWAYS pop a cap or two off with my rod and cleaning jag down the barrel so I can see the sparks are hitting the patch. Then I load and hunt with confidence. I keep...
Forum: Black Powder
11-29-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By mackesr

I am not one to give a whole lot of advise on...

I am not one to give a whole lot of advise on here as there as so many more knowledgeable BP enthusiasts to give advice. However, since I do own a CVA Wolf and it is my only muzzleloader I hunt with,...
11-20-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By mackesr

Her smile says it all. What a nice thing to do....

Her smile says it all. What a nice thing to do. Congratulations to you both.!
11-15-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By mackesr

I think we have all been there before. Hang in...

I think we have all been there before. Hang in there and you will get another opportunity.
11-15-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By mackesr

Thanks everyone! Getting ready to do some...

Thanks everyone! Getting ready to do some grinding on that big boy.
11-14-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By mackesr

Got the big wide nine pointer!!

During the archery season I took a smaller nine pointer and after I pulled the trigger on my Xbow I heard another deer run out from behind me and it ended up being an even bigger buck, but he snuck...
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