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01-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,894
Posted By Vulture6

Really nice! Congrats

Really nice! Congrats
01-24-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,348
Posted By Vulture6

As others have alluded to, most wildlife...

As others have alluded to, most wildlife biologists discourage anyone feeding deer (especially in our part of the country - I'm not that far from you). Deer are browsers and concentrating the herd...
01-21-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Vulture6

- patience - Camo is essential, but movement...

- patience
- Camo is essential, but movement will bust you quicker than a break in the camo
- I find that a mono-pod to rest my shotgun on works wonders. It can be maddening waiting for that Tom to...
Forum: Optics
01-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,233
Posted By Vulture6

Thanks for the input - I kind of thought that it...

Thanks for the input - I kind of thought that it might fall into the "too good to be true" category, but I was also hoping to hear from someone who has actually used them in the field.

I have...
Forum: South
01-20-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By Vulture6

Always pack an extra layer. A small thermos...

Always pack an extra layer.

A small thermos with something hot (buillion) in your pack if it's cold can save the day

Tnhunter444 said carry something to mark the blood trail (#14) - I carry...
Forum: Optics
01-20-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,233
Posted By Vulture6

That, my friend, is the question!

That, my friend, is the question!
Forum: Optics
01-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,233
Posted By Vulture6

Steiner Predator xtreme binoculars

Wanted to seek some opinions. I've used Steiners in the past and have loved their clarity, ruggedness, and reliability - but am unfamiliar with their "predator" lens coatings which are supposed to...
04-14-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Vulture6

In my opinion, it looks great! Unfortunately,...

In my opinion, it looks great! Unfortunately, it's only the turkey's opinion that counts - let us know how it goes (and I bet it works every bit as good as an $80 decoy!)
04-12-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By Vulture6

Congrats - and thanks for the nice write-up. ...

Congrats - and thanks for the nice write-up.

Season opens for me tomorrow morning and I can barely wait.
Forum: Bowhunting
04-05-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Vulture6

Welcome back! From my point of view, all that...

Welcome back! From my point of view, all that really matters is which bow fits you, and which one "feels right" - all the branding and different models makes for good Internet bravado, but doesn't...
03-25-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Vulture6

No Spit

Anyone else have this problem?

I practice a lot with my mouth calls - usually while I'm commuting to work - and I think I've gotten pretty good. I can cutt, purr, yelp, and cut pretty...
03-25-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,349
Posted By Vulture6

I only shot 2 3/4 inch shells during the break-in...

I only shot 2 3/4 inch shells during the break-in period. Stoeger recommended a pretty specific break in procedure. Not sure if you'll have the same for the 3000, but if you do, you'll want a...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-24-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 63,520
Posted By Vulture6

I'm in Virginia

I'm in Virginia
03-24-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,349
Posted By Vulture6

I've been shooting a Stoeger 2000 chambered in 3"...

I've been shooting a Stoeger 2000 chambered in 3" for several years and love it - no problems. Has performed flawlessly.
03-17-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By Vulture6

Dekes

I've had mixed results with dekes - often having them ignored - occasionally having a tom come right up to them.

Looking to replace my old inflatables with an AvianX deke - anyone here use these?...
Forum: South
11-14-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Vulture6

Nice! Congrats

Nice!
Congrats
11-11-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,906
Posted By Vulture6

Uncle Matt made the point I was going to bring up...

Uncle Matt made the point I was going to bring up -- Ethics have to do with what is morally right or wrong. So, is it morally wrong for someone to shoot a legal deer that you would choose not to...
Forum: South
11-11-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,186
Posted By Vulture6

As far as bucks fighting - last year I did kill a...

As far as bucks fighting - last year I did kill a unicorn -- one antler broken off about an inch above the hairline and the other broken off at about six inches. I guess the ol' boy got his butt...
Forum: South
11-08-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,186
Posted By Vulture6

Last Saturday evening I tried rattling in...

Last Saturday evening I tried rattling in Spotsylvania County - within about 2 minutes a little fork horn came in to about 40 yards and stood there looking around. I rattled again and he perked up...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,189
Posted By Vulture6

Absolutely - double lunged a six pointer last...

Absolutely - double lunged a six pointer last week (got both lungs and the liver) - though and through shot - bright red but a very sparse blood trail. He went no more that 40 yards and dropped -...
Forum: South
10-23-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Vulture6

Nailed a nice big bodied six point Saturday...

Nailed a nice big bodied six point Saturday before last on private land near Fredericksburg. Rack wasn't a trophy, but he was meaty and thick.
Forum: South
10-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Vulture6

Silent - that should be a trophy in any Virginia...

Silent - that should be a trophy in any Virginia bowhunter's book. Congrats.

I hunt private land about 40-45 miles SW of Quántico. Saw a bunch Saturday - all about 10 yards beyond my bow range....
Forum: Bowhunting
09-17-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
Posted By Vulture6

Agree with nchawkeye - watch the deer's body...

Agree with nchawkeye - watch the deer's body language. If they are on high alert or spooky I tend to let the walk and wait for the next one. In my mind, one of the biggest lessons in bowhunting is...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-08-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By Vulture6

Then there are those who shoot at sound...

Then there are those who shoot at sound...
08-30-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By Vulture6

Shoot a bunch of different bows and pick the one...

Shoot a bunch of different bows and pick the one that feels/shoots best... picking a bow by name brand or because someone recommends it is foolish if you don't like how it feels and how it shoots.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By Vulture6

Had the blade of my broadhead clip a small branch...

Had the blade of my broadhead clip a small branch I didn't see and BANG!!! The carbon arrow pretty much exploded.
08-22-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By Vulture6

Avoid Primos - lots of power up / power down...

Avoid Primos - lots of power up / power down issues in my experience (own 2 of them)
Forum: Bowhunting
08-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Vulture6

Look at it this way, if you hunt 10 times, that's...

Look at it this way, if you hunt 10 times, that's $22.50 a hunt (plus gas) - I'm sure if you looked you could carve that much out of your budget between now and the end of the season. Go for it.
Forum: South
07-29-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,727
Posted By Vulture6

You know, if the issue is giving the deer a day...

You know, if the issue is giving the deer a day off, then why not ban hunting on Monday's or Tuesday's?

Yeah, pretty absurd when you put it like that.

It should be regulated county by county,...
07-21-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,783
Posted By Vulture6

Corey - check out Phelps and Thompson wildlife...

Corey - check out Phelps and Thompson wildlife management areas; they aren't that far from where you are. Phelps can get crowded on Saturdays. Thompson has some isolated terrain if you are willing...
Forum: Trail Cameras
07-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Vulture6

Promising future for this one

This guy has some potential if he can make it another couple of years:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd112/Vulture6_photos/PRMS0214.jpg

...
Forum: Trail Cameras
07-07-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Vulture6

Using my Garmin, I Geo-tag each camera set up -...

Using my Garmin, I Geo-tag each camera set up - not so I can find it again (although that's an added benefit), but so that I can plot them on the map - which allows me to better visualize movement...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Vulture6

I've been using ASAT for a couple of years now...

I've been using ASAT for a couple of years now and really like it. I've used some predator as well, but the ASAT leafy suit seems to result in deer coming in closer - I had more deer in bow range...
Forum: Technical
08-10-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Vulture6

That's my thought too -- mark or number your...

That's my thought too -- mark or number your arrows (just use a Sharpie to put a number on one of the fletchings) and determine if it is the same arrow that's going wonky on you. If it is, then...
08-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,491
Posted By Vulture6

I'm 6/3" and go 235 and use the Summit Bushmaster...

I'm 6/3" and go 235 and use the Summit Bushmaster -- it has a little larger platform than the Open Shot, but the same seat/top section (no shooting rail), and is only a couple of pounds more. ...
07-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,416
Posted By Vulture6

JB - there are some good WMAs in the area -...

JB - there are some good WMAs in the area - though some can get rather crowded on the weekends.

CF Phelps is a popular and productive area -though very crowded on weekends.

The Thompson WMA...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-11-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By Vulture6

^ X2 I've shot fixed blade and the Rage 2...

^ X2

I've shot fixed blade and the Rage 2 blades and have settled on the G5 Tekan. Not saying anything is wrong with any of the others, just prefer the flight and the wound of the Tekans.
Forum: Bowhunting
05-13-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By Vulture6

I have both kinds and now use my Open Shot almost...

I have both kinds and now use my Open Shot almost exclusively. Climbing is a little different, but not that different / difficult if you are in decent shape.

I too was a little concerned about...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-14-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Vulture6

Really makes you wonder - I've caught a guy...

Really makes you wonder - I've caught a guy trespassing on my property and as I was asking him to leave, he asked for permission to hunt there... WHILE TRESPASSING!!!
Forum: Bowhunting
09-21-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By Vulture6

I always upgrade the included hardware - spend a...

I always upgrade the included hardware - spend a little extra money and get stainless steel nuts, bolts, and washers... especially if you leave it out for the entire season / year round. Otherwise,...
Forum: South
09-08-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By Vulture6

Was out Monday and found a several scrapes in the...

Was out Monday and found a several scrapes in the woods on my hunting property near Fredericskburg
Forum: South
08-26-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,598
Posted By Vulture6

+1 My experiences there haven't been good...

+1

My experiences there haven't been good at all - but I haven't been there in a couple of years.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-08-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,376
Posted By Vulture6

Either one should do fine for you. Also consider...

Either one should do fine for you. Also consider one of the similarly priced Summit stands from Cabelas or other stores.
...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By Vulture6

All sound advice - so I'll only tack on my...

All sound advice - so I'll only tack on my "favorites"

1. Practice until you become confident - very confident - that you'll hit what you are aiming at.

2. Don't be afraid to NOT TAKE A SHOT...
07-25-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,675
Posted By Vulture6

I shoot the old 100 grain G5 Tekan II (not the...

I shoot the old 100 grain G5 Tekan II (not the new Tekans). When they discontinued them a couple of years ago I bought several. Accurate, reliable, and (knock on wood) always pass through.
Forum: Bowhunting
07-15-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By Vulture6

I have a Moultrie IR camera and while I dropped...

I have a Moultrie IR camera and while I dropped just under $200, the same camera now sells for around $150. I've had mixed feelings on the Moultrie - regardless of what they say about "wake up speed"...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-13-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Vulture6

B&B in Manassas -- good folks there.

B&B in Manassas -- good folks there.
07-08-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Vulture6

My favorite is when I confront the trespasser and...

My favorite is when I confront the trespasser and he chooses that moment to ask me for permission to hunt my land -- immediately after I confronted him for trespassing and poaching!! Either...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,152
Posted By Vulture6

I became very good friends with a local federal...

I became very good friends with a local federal law enforcement officer - he has the exclusive right to hunt my property on the days I'm not on it. We coordinate our hunting days, and he's out there...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Vulture6

Like the guys above said, practice - but learning...

Like the guys above said, practice - but learning when to take the shot is not as important as learning when NOT to take the shot. Point being, if you're not comfortable with your ability to hit,...
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