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11-27-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,810
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Hunting in vicinity of fresh gut pile?

Thursday I had the pleasure of harvesting a large doe, to lighten the load ( almost 3/4 mile ) drag I field dressed her there at the spot of the kill. I plan on returning to the same spot in the...
11-25-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,841
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Very discouraging evening last night

This year I really went out and purchased some really great hunting apparell such as Scent Lock Pants, Scent Lock Whitetail Elite Jacket, Scent Lock beanie for my head with fold up ear covers, base...
11-23-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Dog made off with the goods!

I live in a log home out in the country and its ususal practice to undress from my hunting gear on the front porch, besides taking my scentlok stuff off in the field and putting in sealed bag. I...
11-17-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

In my county, and season reg's its only...

In my county, and season reg's its only muzzleloader, and buckshot for firearms. No rifles or slug allowed.
11-17-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,841
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Late Rut

I have Wednesda hunting for 6 hours, and all day FRiday and saturday to hopefully catch the rut in its undetermined phase around here., tail end of the rut, or simply the tactics that I have aquired...
11-17-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Xchoke with buckshot

I originally had a brain fart and was out this past off season, right after Spring turkey hunting just shooting with the fellows, and forgot to remove the x choke. No problems, but noticed awesome...
11-09-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I told her maybe for Christmas or her 6th...

I told her maybe for Christmas or her 6th birthday in April. Shes a good shot with a pellet gun, and has shot my .22 only once, a bit too big for her. The pink one is actually perfect for her arm...
11-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Take your kid hunting!

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn209/Hoyt_Viper/huntress.jpg

This is my 5 1/2 little princess! 2 years ago she loved to sit in the blind listening to me calling turkeys during spring gobbler...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-05-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

This will be in the memory books

My kindergarten age daughter had the day off for teachers day so I took her hunting. I took her to Gander Mountain and hooked her up with some camo and blaze orange, face net, and binoculars.

We...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Geez, Im not sure how to make sense of it...

Geez,

Im not sure how to make sense of it now that its gotten so out of context. Yes I had a nasty cold and had a chance to get into the stand. Yes I shot at a deer about 10:30 AM but was not...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Yep. I wasnt going anywhere in the pouring rain...

Yep. I wasnt going anywhere in the pouring rain and 45 degree weather...with a cold. The blood on the first arrow told me I needed to wait a few hours before even starting to track him. I just got...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-15-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I had previously ranged almost the entire plot...

I had previously ranged almost the entire plot but with the rain all I could see was alot of white on his head and his broadside body. It was almost 2 dimensional and couldnt get a depth of field....
Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

The deer with nine lifes!

After several days of dealing with a kid with the flu, a wife with a bad cold and of course me having what was inevitable…a cold too, I finally got in the woods by 8:30 AM. I sat in the tree as...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-11-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I appreciate the input. Its just a litle...

I appreciate the input. Its just a litle discerning to know you have stayed out of the hunting area ( as my scouting was done a year or so ago). There are just so many ways that a deer can get from...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Pulling out all of the stops!

Im hunting prime land, getting in before sunup and staying in stand as still as can be. I have seen deer outside of my shooting distance, and some hidden under the leaves still on the trees on the...
10-10-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,903
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Well here is a fine example of both. The longer...

Well here is a fine example of both. The longer ones are from the spinal area, down to the rib and comes out as a whole piece (if cut right) usually about 2 ft long. These have always been referred...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-10-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

All in all a great hunting day

Even though I didnt harvest an animal, it was an adrenaline filled day from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset!

I tried a new spot with my climber, down in a ravine with a creek bottom with...
Forum: Technical
10-09-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Need help identifying year of this bow

Its a Hoyt Viper tec with XT2000 limbs in Mossy oak camo with redline cams. I got it from a guy in KY a few years ago. Shoots absolutely on target, added some extras like lighted Apex sights, Hostage...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-09-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,628
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

The only marginal shot I would have to consider...

The only marginal shot I would have to consider is shooting through mesh on my blind. I would not trust the mechanicals,although I agree with you about the Muzzy's and their deadly impact.

To me,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-08-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,628
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

If Im in my blind and a deer walks within 10 yrds...

If Im in my blind and a deer walks within 10 yrds of my blind, I will most likely shoot the muzzy, mostly due to shooting thru mesh. If Im in a stand and have a 20-30 yrd shot, no mesh, I will...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-08-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Thought I would share this one with you guys.

I dont believe I have posted this one yet, but who knows where this little one will be next year or the year after.

They were caught behind my pond after a well deserved drink from mommy!
...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,070
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I hunt out of a simple Quiet zone climber less...

I hunt out of a simple Quiet zone climber less than $100. 20#'s and I just put new back pack straps on it, and as a matter of fact I climber a huge poplar today that I barely wrapped my arms around....
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,628
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

BOTH, I have two rages and two Muzzy's in...

BOTH,

I have two rages and two Muzzy's in my quiver. If I feel like its a closer shot and an awkward posture of the deer usually in my blind, I will use the bone smashing, cutter of the muzzy,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I dont feel a bit guilty at shooting at 20 yrds....

I dont feel a bit guilty at shooting at 20 yrds. This is actually a litle farther than I would like. 15 yrs is a grand slam, but as you go out to 30 and 40 you are adding a grouping of 3-4 inches and...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Im just happy to hunt another day. It could have...

Im just happy to hunt another day. It could have been worse, but besides the nocked arrow, its history, cracked in half. I will be putting team #17 on the board this week....I feel It!
...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Its actualy 2 sets of 16' steps 16 + 16 = 32'. My...

Its actualy 2 sets of 16' steps 16 + 16 = 32'. My hoist line is from platform, so Im still guessing 30...maybe even more. I love it up there....they have no clue and cant smell you fart!

Its a...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Just dropped my bow from 30'

I was in my favorite (most comfortable) stand, and have carabiners on each of my hoist ropes. I hoisted my pack and bow and was organizing. I had a hanger for pack and as I undid the caribiner from...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-07-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I would like to find a fellow bowhunter out near...

I would like to find a fellow bowhunter out near Martinsville, VA. Im heading out there for tha race and pulling camper. I will be there from Thuyrsday until Monday, but can stay a day if invited....
10-06-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,167
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I have a feeling today (wednesday) is going to be...

I have a feeling today (wednesday) is going to be the day! I found a nice pin oak thats big enough for the first set of pins on my climber and rubs within 10 ft and two scrapes opposite the tree,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-05-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I shoot my bow with my leafy jacket and used and...

I shoot my bow with my leafy jacket and used and old shirt and cut the sleeve to the length you need. I use a boot scent strap(elastic) to hold it around fore arm. I know what you mean.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

We live in a rural area and whickey flows,...

We live in a rural area and whickey flows, especially at parties. I doubt the guy who got hit has a mean bone in his body to press charges, but regardless....it shows the character of the person who...
Forum: South
10-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,823
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

You already know my dismal start! The thiing is...

You already know my dismal start! The thiing is I was surrounded by deer al day long, just held out for the big boy I have pegged down to a time of day that he is using trail that my stand is...
Forum: Guns
10-04-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Want to Buy

Ruger 22/LR with extended clip. Not interested in scope, but would prefer wood stock.
Forum: Black Powder
10-04-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,171
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

My magnum loads throws a 295 gr sabot 100 yrds...

My magnum loads throws a 295 gr sabot 100 yrds with consistency and amazing accuracy. You never know what and how far away something you want to shoot will step in front of you. The only way to...
Forum: Black Powder
10-04-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,603
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

The only thing that impressed me enough to buy a...

The only thing that impressed me enough to buy a TC was interchangeable barrels. The CVA is consistant and from the way I heard it, the barrels are the only thing with a foreign heritage, I even...
Forum: Black Powder
10-04-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,091
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Dang, I never load mine with less than a magnum...

Dang, I never load mine with less than a magnum (3 50gr pellets) and a 295 powerbelt! 1 1/2" shot pattern at 100 yrds. It packs a wallop, and my reasoning is you never know what you will encounter...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

There are two versions of the Hostage...the...

There are two versions of the Hostage...the Hostage and the Hostage pro. Yes the brushes wear down ( I have had to replace the bottom brush, but you can also rotate them, its just an allen screw...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,745
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Maybe the guy was a millionaire and the kid...

Maybe the guy was a millionaire and the kid wanted it all....in these days and times anything like that doesnt seem out of the ordinary, but I bet he is having a really hard time explaining that to...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

My morning hunt was 30 yrds from a creek and in a...

My morning hunt was 30 yrds from a creek and in a very moist environment. Needless to say the skeeters were bad, but once I had my leafy suit (basically leaf shaped material stitched on mesh) it...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

If I went rabbit hunting with him after what he...

If I went rabbit hunting with him after what he did to my friend (fractured cheek bone and threats to his and his families life) only one of us would return from that hunt! I wrote into the VDGIF...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-03-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

VA- VDGIF official regulation #3

Unlawful to use dogs when hunting any species with archery tackle during any archery season.

I had an awesome afternoon hunt. Knew what was where, and sat in stand from 2:00 to 7:00pm waiting...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I hear ya....but honestly, traveling already in...

I hear ya....but honestly, traveling already in the daylight is gonna get his ass nailed. I dont give him a day past the dogs being let loose. Its really confined, geographically, his range, so...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

He jumped it or ducked it? From the ground...

He jumped it or ducked it? From the ground (ditch) at that distance it seems difficult to jump the string at that distance. Did your string slap your arm or possibly a sound had him on the edge...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Early season strategies thru pre rut

I will be in the tree as much as I can this year, but not as much as previous years (work and playing bus stop dad), so what are some strategies that you do?

Obviously, playful rattling may work...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Couldnt resist!

For those who were here last year know my daughter, now in Kindergarten and will be 6 in April sat through two turkey hunts this year. After is was over, she kept asking for the "pink gun" at...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Good thing the wife can sew, makes my hunt safer and easier

I just bought a leafy suit for early bowseason and had already told myself that there were no excuses for not using the tether and harness for my well being.

I havent spent the serious cash on...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,057
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Wow, to say the least.! Im glad to see you are...

Wow, to say the least.! Im glad to see you are OK and in very good spirits to share the story and keep a level head on your pursuing your target...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-02-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

After November hes a goner, and probably not from...

After November hes a goner, and probably not from me. The hunt club across the creek harvested 97 deer out of the 600 acres that border me. Once they let the 30-40 hounds loose, they shoot anything,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-01-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

Would you shoot him?

I have this 4x4 that has shown up regularly on this trail all of this week between 4:30 and 6:45 pm (9 pictures in the last 4 days). This camera is directly on the tree my stand is in and a fresh...
10-01-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Hoyt_Viper

I didnt shoot it, and the choke came out with...

I didnt shoot it, and the choke came out with ease without any obvious changing of choke. I was thinking a round or 3 wouldnt affect the gun since the tight grouping would give me longer, more...
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