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10-12-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By UPHunter08

Totally agree. The best you can do is to keep...

Totally agree. The best you can do is to keep the amount of scent below the threshold of what really alarms them.
10-12-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By UPHunter08

I'd have to agree with you on every point,...

I'd have to agree with you on every point, including the one on comfort. If you think the sit and climb isn't comfortable, try the hand climber. ;) I figure I'm not out there to be in total...
10-12-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By UPHunter08

Teeth are the only way to be positive of the...

Teeth are the only way to be positive of the exact age. That's how biologists age them. If you're aging them in the field (ie. before you shoot them...LOL), it's an inexact science and seems to...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-12-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,386
Posted By UPHunter08

29!? You're still a kid. ;) I'm "several" years...

29!? You're still a kid. ;) I'm "several" years older and I still book it...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-12-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By UPHunter08

I have an Ol' Man with the bar, and it doesn't...

I have an Ol' Man with the bar, and it doesn't get in the way if you invert it so that the bar is down by your feet. If you have it up high in the 'gun' position, it will get in your way. I no...
10-09-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By UPHunter08

I've hunted areas frequented by a lot of people...

I've hunted areas frequented by a lot of people (e.g. hikers, bikers, etc) and what I've noticed is that the deer can tell the difference between the usual traffic and hunters. They're used to scent...
10-08-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,266
Posted By UPHunter08

Nearly all hunting shows are pure fiction (game...

Nearly all hunting shows are pure fiction (game farm hunts), are boring, and have no basis in reality anyway. I rarely watch them any more.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-31-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By UPHunter08

Whatever you get, wear it. A harness, vest,...

Whatever you get, wear it. A harness, vest, whatever is far more comfortable than falling 15-20 feet and crippling yourself. I wear the HSS and you practically forget you're wearing it.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-31-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By UPHunter08

Go to your local pro shop and they'll measure it...

Go to your local pro shop and they'll measure it for you. That's the best way for a new hunter to get the equipment sized right the first time.
08-31-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By UPHunter08

Bucks' movement patterns will change drastically...

Bucks' movement patterns will change drastically by November even if you don't hunt those areas. As long as you stay out of their core refuge (e.g. bedding area) it shouldn't really affect you in...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-30-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By UPHunter08

I had an Ol' Man...now I have a Lone Wolf. It's...

I had an Ol' Man...now I have a Lone Wolf. It's not quite as comfortable as the Ol' Man for long sits, but it's great for long hikes back because it is so light weight. It's also silent and easier...
08-30-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,409
Posted By UPHunter08

^^ Slob hunters that follow predictable...

^^

Slob hunters that follow predictable patterns are often a good thing if you use them correctly. They serve as 'bumpers' that bucks move around. Figure out which route they're taking to avoid...
08-27-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,701
Posted By UPHunter08

Heh. I reread the thread and didn't see anyone...

Heh. I reread the thread and didn't see anyone claiming to be a superhunter. ;) My point was simply that I'm out there to enjoy the hunt...not sleep. I can sleep much better at home. I see...
08-24-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,701
Posted By UPHunter08

Since I'm usually in a small climbing stand,...

Since I'm usually in a small climbing stand, napping is a bad idea. ;) I have been known to doze off occasionally while in a ground blind, but I don't like to do that. I'm there to hunt, not sleep.
08-21-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By UPHunter08

Great advice here. Look at it this way, there...

Great advice here. Look at it this way, there are a LOT of people with 4-year (and higher) degrees in this field, with relatively few jobs open each year. You want to be as competitive as possible,...
08-21-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By UPHunter08

And so begins the annual debate. :happy0157: ...

And so begins the annual debate. :happy0157:

In my experience, Rage 2-blades work great (heard bad things about 3-blade, but haven't used them personally). Huge holes, great blood trail, easy to...
08-15-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By UPHunter08

LOL at all you whiners about Ryan and Romney. If...

LOL at all you whiners about Ryan and Romney. If you think they're the same as Obama and Biden...well, hope you're better at hunting than public policy. ;)
08-15-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By UPHunter08

The best advise is to practice, practice,...

The best advise is to practice, practice, practice. Also, learn as much as you can about shot placement. I know someone that recently transitioned to bow hunting from gun hunting, and they just...
08-14-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,321
Posted By UPHunter08

I love swamps. The great thing about them is...

I love swamps. The great thing about them is that if you find a bit of high ground in the middle, there are often deer there because most hunters seem to be too lazy to work there way into the...
08-14-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By UPHunter08

This. Find a mentor, even if it's someone that...

This. Find a mentor, even if it's someone that doesn't directly hunt with you, that you can bounce questions off of. You'll learn far more and learn faster from a seasoned hunter than any number of...
08-14-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,128
Posted By UPHunter08

To add to the suggestion of finding public land,...

To add to the suggestion of finding public land, contact the WDNR office in the area where you want to hunt and ask them for the location of all MFL (Managed Forest Land) properties in that area. MFL...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By UPHunter08

Get a plat book and contact your nearest WDNR...

Get a plat book and contact your nearest WDNR office. Ask them for a list of all of the MFL (Managed Forest Land) properties in your area. These are similar to the CFR properties in Michigan that...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By UPHunter08

Agree re: being too focused on antlers. I think...

Agree re: being too focused on antlers. I think what a lot of the guys (me, anyway) are being 'elitist' about are lazy hunters that take either risky, unethical shots, or outright irresponsible,...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-01-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By UPHunter08

Fixed that for ya. ;) Not sure why some people...

Fixed that for ya. ;) Not sure why some people feel compelled to look down on someone for wanting an improved product. I don't look down on old farts wanting to stick with their antiques either. ...
11-30-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,343
Posted By UPHunter08

All the same, this guy is still dumb for not...

All the same, this guy is still dumb for not wearing orange. I work in the woods, and I'm not required to wear orange either, but it's very smart to do so. That guy is an idiot if he's lurking...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By UPHunter08

^^ Seems to be more common among gun...

^^

Seems to be more common among gun hunters, but that may just be because there are more gun hunters to begin with. A bow takes more practice to be proficient with, but I do know a few bow...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,634
Posted By UPHunter08

When in doubt...wait. Probably a couple hours to...

When in doubt...wait. Probably a couple hours to be sure. If he's already dead, he'll still be dead when you get there. If he isn't, he may bleed out, or at least go into shock, while you're...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-30-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By UPHunter08

Years ago, people killed deer just fine with...

Years ago, people killed deer just fine with flint arrowheads and a bow strung with a strip of hide. Doesn't mean I have to use that today. ;)

FWIW, I upgraded from a 15-year old bow last year....
Forum: Bowhunting
11-22-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By UPHunter08

Welcome to the club. :) Bow hunting is far more...

Welcome to the club. :) Bow hunting is far more rewarding and challenging than gun hunting IMO (no disrespect intended for gun hunters...I also gun hunt but it's nowhere near as challenging as bow...
11-22-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,243
Posted By UPHunter08

To be honest, public land in WI...especially near...

To be honest, public land in WI...especially near a major city...is a huge pain in the ass during gun season. Way too many hunters, half of whom barely know their way around the woods. I refuse to...
11-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By UPHunter08

I agree re: using them on private property. On...

I agree re: using them on private property. On public land, a climber is a must. A hang is waiting to be stolen, if they're even legal to leave there (laws vary).



Two answers to this:

One...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,793
Posted By UPHunter08

When I first started, I took a similar shot to...

When I first started, I took a similar shot to the OP, and it glanced off the shoulder blade. With a fixed BH/! If the shot is well placed to avoid the shoulder blade, major bones, etc, it will...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,793
Posted By UPHunter08

? There is less gravity at your stand? ;) I...

? There is less gravity at your stand? ;) I know what you're trying to say, and it's a myth. The difference in range/gravity/etc from an elevated stand vs. a ground blind is minimal. Most people...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-11-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By UPHunter08

To be honest, deer don't give a damn what brand...

To be honest, deer don't give a damn what brand or pattern the camo is. As long as it's similar in shade (light/dark) to your background so that it breaks up your outline, you're good to go. I've...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-08-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By UPHunter08

As was mentioned, this goes to show you how fast...

As was mentioned, this goes to show you how fast things can happen. This is why I don't read, play with my phone, etc while on the stand. Chances are you'll miss an opportunity if you're farting...
11-04-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By UPHunter08

One other piece of advice if you're hunting...

One other piece of advice if you're hunting public land and want to keep your stand location secret from most hunters. Learn to climb so that you do as little damage to the bark as possible. No...
11-04-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By UPHunter08

Looks pretty flat to me (and I look at air photos...

Looks pretty flat to me (and I look at air photos all the time in forestry). From the looks of it, you have a mixture of mature woods and younger cuts (aspen?). Watch for trails on some of those...
11-04-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,198
Posted By UPHunter08

Now you tell me, after I dragged a big boy out...

Now you tell me, after I dragged a big boy out last weekend. ;)

Actually, wouldn't have mattered anyway, because it's easy for me to throw it on the cart. I'd rather butcher it back at the house...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By UPHunter08

As long as you think you won't bump one going in,...

As long as you think you won't bump one going in, the time on stand really doesn't matter IMO. I've had deer come in 10 minutes after taking the stand, so what does it matter how long you'll...
11-03-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By UPHunter08

Don't use someone else's standards on what makes...

Don't use someone else's standards on what makes him a shooter. If you'd be proud to take him, he's a shooter IMO. That's the only standard that counts.
11-03-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By UPHunter08

I bow hunt almost exclusively from trees stands,...

I bow hunt almost exclusively from trees stands, most of which are climbing stands (also use a ladder stand on one site). I've found that a fanny pack is a must. I keep my calls, light, phone, etc...
11-02-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By UPHunter08

Unless you're baiting or sitting over a food...

Unless you're baiting or sitting over a food plot, they probably won't stick around that long. In that case, wait em out.
11-02-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By UPHunter08

When I shoot one, I stay put for a bit, watch...

When I shoot one, I stay put for a bit, watch where he went, mentally note landmarks, and take a compass bearing (and estimate distance) to the last point I saw him. If he's out of sight, I'll get...
11-02-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,198
Posted By UPHunter08

Yep, that's in your state. In many states, you...

Yep, that's in your state. In many states, you have to physically bring them to a registration place (often a gas station or other business). Can't have it quartered, skinned, butchered, etc until...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-02-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By UPHunter08

Sitting on stand for hours doesn't mean you have...

Sitting on stand for hours doesn't mean you have to do nothing. Occupy yourself with concentrating on your 'scan pattern'. Back and forth, looking for something out of the ordinary at the extreme...
11-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,198
Posted By UPHunter08

Not an option in many states, especially those...

Not an option in many states, especially those that require you register your deer before you can butcher it. I don't split either hip or ribcage. Just cut around the anus, cut the windpipe, and...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,455
Posted By UPHunter08

Shot a buck last night with a Rage 2-blade. ...

Shot a buck last night with a Rage 2-blade. Complete pass-through, massive hole. No problems with Rage.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-26-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,101
Posted By UPHunter08

Not sure if this comment was directed at me, but...

Not sure if this comment was directed at me, but my response is still the same regardless. Of course you should know the biology, but you should also know which shots are high risk (of missing...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,101
Posted By UPHunter08

Not an ethical shot because there's so little...

Not an ethical shot because there's so little margin for error. Might as well shoot em in the eye if you're going to take that shot (the target is about the same size). ;) I took one high angle...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-25-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,762
Posted By UPHunter08

I agree with the others. Try talking to the guy...

I agree with the others. Try talking to the guy or leave a note and work incrementally from there. You don't have to use the nuclear option (calling the game warden) if he gets the hint...maybe...
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