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10-05-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By dpv

I'm following along, just because I find it...

I'm following along, just because I find it curious. Perhaps it malfunctioned.
10-04-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By dpv

I have been hunting for over 25 years. Most of...

I have been hunting for over 25 years. Most of that has been on public land. My best success has been from being willing to get as far in as possible....as far away from other hunters as I could,...
09-29-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By dpv

Youth hunt doe harvest.

Last weekend, we set up a two man blind in some woods on the side of a steep hill that overlooks a rolling hayfield. I used a pole chainsaw to cut some shooting lanes, allowing a view of about 1/2...
Forum: Crossbows
09-17-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,826
Posted By dpv

I used Muzzy 3 blade fixed 100 grain for years. ...

I used Muzzy 3 blade fixed 100 grain for years. Had great success with it. But I switched to Rage 100 grain when I moved to a faster cross bow. 315 fps. I have killed several dozen with both the...
Forum: Crossbows
09-17-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By dpv

I wrecked my shoulder 20 years ago and had it...

I wrecked my shoulder 20 years ago and had it rebuilt when I was in the Army. I had been a bow hunter before that (had never killed one but that's another story). in 2002 I wanted to start hunting...
12-15-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By dpv

I live on 1 acre in a neighborhood of similar...

I live on 1 acre in a neighborhood of similar sized houses and lots. The place behind me is on 38 acres. I have a treehouse at the very back of my lot and the guy behind me has allowed me to...
11-07-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By dpv

Our state has a program looking for acorns. That...

Our state has a program looking for acorns. That suggests to me that we have been over harvesting mature trees.
11-07-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,519
Posted By dpv

Nice Harvest. I don't think I could pull it off....

Nice Harvest. I don't think I could pull it off. Even with does, my heart beats so hard it makes my arms shake.
11-07-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By dpv

Two Smokepole does

I had grand plans for opening day morning. And then I overslept...Didn't get to the woods till 915...hunted for a couple hours then did some farm work. That was Saturday. Sunday morning, I got to...
11-07-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,650
Posted By dpv

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/other/recip...

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/other/recipes/2006/01/deer-hang-time

Around here, the weather seldom is right to hang a deer. Yesterday it was 33 degrees when I went into the woods. By...
11-06-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,519
Posted By dpv

Just curious. Why a head shot? It is a very...

Just curious. Why a head shot? It is a very small target... I took a doe today that walk literally 10 yds rom my blind and I shot just behind the shoulder.If I tried a head shot I would have to...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-01-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By dpv

Nice doe...and nice video. Congrats.

Nice doe...and nice video. Congrats.
10-25-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By dpv

Why is my post being posted by someone else?

Why is my post being posted by someone else?
Forum: Crossbows
10-20-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By dpv

Understood. My Dog is a hunting dog by...

Understood. My Dog is a hunting dog by breeding...He is rescue that I imported from Spain. I have never used him for hunting but his instinct is strong and his nose is fantastic. I have also used...
Forum: Crossbows
10-20-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By dpv

I have lost a few deer. Recovered some later. I...

I have lost a few deer. Recovered some later. I have shot deer where the shot was directly thru the vitals and there was no blood to be found. Found the deer a few weeks later, about 150 yds from...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-17-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By dpv

Great buck. And very well written account of the...

Great buck. And very well written account of the hunt. Down here in VA, that would be a deer of a lifetime.
10-17-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By dpv

This is the 3rd blind I have purchased. I have...

This is the 3rd blind I have purchased. I have made blinds in the past, with camo burlap and sticks....An absolute hassle and I think it ends up costing as much as a cheaper blind. The first blind I...
10-16-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By dpv

Camo endorsed by a squirrel.

I was sitting in my pop-up blind today and heard something behind me. I looked out the right side window and saw a squirrel on a fallen log coming toward me. The log ends a foot or two from my...
10-15-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,549
Posted By dpv

Today I tried some synthetic doe in estrus. IT...

Today I tried some synthetic doe in estrus. IT smelled just as horrible as the real thing to me. I saw two deer, beyond bow range and both seemed to be relaxed. I will have to try it again.
10-15-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,826
Posted By dpv

As others have said, keep it simple. First I...

As others have said, keep it simple. First I would spend enough range time with this set up to know where a shot would hit at different ranges. And to make sure I could hit my mark.It sounds like...
10-14-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,549
Posted By dpv

Synthetic Deer Urine....does it work?

Virginia has made the use of Deer Urine illegal. Like many other things associated with hunting, you can still buy it but if they catch you with it you get burned. I used to spray doe urine as a...
Forum: South
10-13-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By dpv

If you hunt where the does are, the bucks will...

If you hunt where the does are, the bucks will show up eventually.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By dpv

I was hoping for a nice fat doe, but I'll take...

I was hoping for a nice fat doe, but I'll take what I can get. I know there are a few really nice bucks out where I hunt. I have a few pictures of them on my game cams from last year, and I found a...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By dpv

4pt in the freezer.

I got lucky Sunday evening. I sat over a Doe and two fawn last week. One of the fawn busted me as I was watching them....It's a funny thing to see a fawn stomp. This weekend it rained all day...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-12-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,910
Posted By dpv

I float in every deer season.

I float in every deer season.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-12-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,325
Posted By dpv

Rage

I used Muzzy 3!blade 100 gr for years but 3 or 4 years ago I switched to Rage 100 gr 2 blade for my crossbow. They are fantastic. Very accurate and they create an enormous wound channel.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-12-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,883
Posted By dpv

I have 3 ladder stands and a climber I've had a...

I have 3 ladder stands and a climber I've had a few others over the years. And I find myself doing more hunting from blinds these days, but I am planning an elevated shooting house in the near future.
10-11-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,119
Posted By dpv

I hunted for 10 years without being successful. ...

I hunted for 10 years without being successful. Took my first deer at dusk with a Horton Steel Force crossbow. The shot was about 30 yds, downhill in the last moments of visibility. Scrawny Doe...
Forum: South
10-19-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By dpv

In Albemarle county, Two weeks ago, there were so...

In Albemarle county, Two weeks ago, there were so many acorns on the ground I couldn'tt put my boot down without being on a dozen in some places. This weekend there so many falling from trees it...
10-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,044
Posted By dpv

I have been careless. I use my stand to get up...

I have been careless. I use my stand to get up and see the area...when the vegetation allows, I go high...I have been 3o+ feet off the ground many times. a couple years ago I was sitting in my stand...
11-25-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,150
Posted By dpv

My son's first deer rifle.

My youngest son is small. last year at 13 years old and just over 80 lbs, I bought him a Remington Model Seven in .243. Used gun that I got a good deal on. Youth model. Fiits him perfectly and...
10-17-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,186
Posted By dpv

Weight estimation was from me grabbing front and...

Weight estimation was from me grabbing front and back legs and shrugging it a few times before I unzipped it. I based it on what it felt like compared to the gym. I was expecting it to be weighed...
10-16-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,186
Posted By dpv

Virginia Bear

I have the good fortune to be allowed to hunt the woods surrounding a vineyard outside of Charlottesville VA. I go there hunting Deer and Turkey. This year, they suffered a great deal of crop...
12-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,744
Posted By dpv

Hey look everyone. There's a dead horse. Lets...

Hey look everyone. There's a dead horse. Lets all kick the **** out of it!!
12-09-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By dpv

Nebraska but in VA it would be illegal for you to...

Nebraska but in VA it would be illegal for you to sell wild game.
12-07-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,669
Posted By dpv

The one thing in forums that bothers me...

The one thing in forums that bothers me consistently is people being down on something because it isn't what they do....or isn't legal in their area. In Virginia buckshot is legal. In many counties...
12-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,184
Posted By dpv

When in doubt, throw it out. What if it's not a...

When in doubt, throw it out. What if it's not a wound but a ruptured pustule from infection? It isn't the end of days so I don't have to eat rotting carcasses.
12-01-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,063
Posted By dpv

A couple things stand out. You didn't hear their...

A couple things stand out. You didn't hear their shot....or at least didn't mention that on here. So they were tracking it...perhaps for a distance. That means they were doing the right thing to...
12-01-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,497
Posted By dpv

Joker, I envy you. I will probably kill many...

Joker, I envy you. I will probably kill many more deer in my life but they will never again be my "first deer". I was so pumped up the first time I succeeded in killing a deer that I was on an...
12-01-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,744
Posted By dpv

From the title my first thought was no....but...

From the title my first thought was no....but that isn't true. I took a shot at a buck a few years ago on opening day of bow season. It was late in the day and getting darker by the minute. There...
12-01-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By dpv

That is a great day in the woods. Nice deer. ...

That is a great day in the woods. Nice deer. What a memory for both of you. That's a great look of pride on that child's face. Congratulations to both of you. Hats off to you for training an...
11-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By dpv

The blind is easier to set up than getting your...

The blind is easier to set up than getting your stand up into a tree. Not easier to carry though because you also need something to sit on.
With my stand I bungee my pack to my stand and I can...
11-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By dpv

I appreciate all the positive vibes. Just wanted...

I appreciate all the positive vibes. Just wanted to share because it meant so much to me and I love reading about the great hunts others have.
I hunted 10 years before killing my first deer. ...
11-25-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By dpv

Good looking deer. Great story. I have seen...

Good looking deer. Great story. I have seen mating on my game cam but never seen it while I was hunting.
11-25-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By dpv

My son's first buck.

We hunted all day Friday. 25 degrees in the morning to a high of 62 degrees. Saw some turkey in the morning but season is over for them. Saturday morning we knew it was gonna be cold so we took...
11-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By dpv

In my part of VA (east of the blue ridge) 2 per...

In my part of VA (east of the blue ridge) 2 per day, 6 per year. 3 must be does...so you could take 3 bucks. and 3 does or 6 does...your call...also on private land I can go buy bonus doe tags and...
11-17-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By dpv

I believe it is the power shock. That's the one...

I believe it is the power shock. That's the one was talking about. works great for me.
11-17-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,587
Posted By dpv

Well done. You accomplished exactly what the...

Well done. You accomplished exactly what the owner wanted you to do.
11-16-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By dpv

Fragmentation is not necessarily a bad thing. ...

Fragmentation is not necessarily a bad thing. Traditional soft nosed hunting bullets...the semi jacketed type that are usually the "bargain" hunting ammo will perform very well in deer. They tend...
11-15-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By dpv

I said Federal Premium but what I have been using...

I said Federal Premium but what I have been using is the blue box federal power shocks. for 243 we go 100 grn. For 270 we go 150 grn. Performance on deer has been superior. Coyote have also gone...
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