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WoolyBill 08-13-2009 10:31 AM

2 Days til the big show in SC!
 
:party:
Well...... here it is 2 days til the opening day of deer season here in South Carolina and I still haven't decided which stand location to hunt the first day. We have 29 numbered stands at our hunt club and I have put alot of time, energy, sweat, and blood this offseason trimming limbs, fixing and repositioning stands, planting food plots, hanging and filling feeders, putting out mineral blocks, and just this past weekend 18 hours on the tractor bushoging in order to clear the brush on our 460 acre lease. I have shed hunted and scouted, I remember where every buck was killed on our land last year and what part of each month they were killed, washed all my hunting clothes in scent free soap, sighted in my rifle and bow, and I still do not know where I am going to find myself that first day. The farmers have rotated fields and crops this year and even though I have put all this time and energy into my scouting except for setting out trail cams ( couldn't afford any yet ) I am still at a loss for where to plant my rump. What I do know is that a 125 class 10 point was found dead near the stand I shot a small rack 7 point last year just 2 weeks ago. Should I go with nowing that the bucks travel together earlier in the season and hunt the stand near where the 10 point was found or stick to where I know the bucks were killed this time last year. All serious sugestions will be considered. Will be doploying for 2 weeks in Sep, and for 6 months starting in late Oct ( Active Duty Marine Corps OOOH RAAAH! ); so every serious suggetion will be considered as I am limited on my time to hunt this year. If anything else I was able to blow off some steam before I drive everyone else around me crazy. Preventing me from going high and to the right on some LCpl that probably deserves it anyways! Good luck to all! Hopefully not much posting from me after this except for some totals and success stories!

Beezer 08-13-2009 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by WoolyBill (Post 3407237)
:party:
Well...... here it is 2 days til the opening day of deer season here in South Carolina and I still haven't decided which stand location to hunt the first day. We have 29 numbered stands at our hunt club and I have put alot of time, energy, sweat, and blood this offseason trimming limbs, fixing and repositioning stands, planting food plots, hanging and filling feeders, putting out mineral blocks, and just this past weekend 18 hours on the tractor bushoging in order to clear the brush on our 460 acre lease. I have shed hunted and scouted, I remember where every buck was killed on our land last year and what part of each month they were killed, washed all my hunting clothes in scent free soap, sighted in my rifle and bow, and I still do not know where I am going to find myself that first day. The farmers have rotated fields and crops this year and even though I have put all this time and energy into my scouting except for setting out trail cams ( couldn't afford any yet ) I am still at a loss for where to plant my rump. What I do know is that a 125 class 10 point was found dead near the stand I shot a small rack 7 point last year just 2 weeks ago. Should I go with nowing that the bucks travel together earlier in the season and hunt the stand near where the 10 point was found or stick to where I know the bucks were killed this time last year. All serious sugestions will be considered. Will be doploying for 2 weeks in Sep, and for 6 months starting in late Oct ( Active Duty Marine Corps OOOH RAAAH! ); so every serious suggetion will be considered as I am limited on my time to hunt this year. If anything else I was able to blow off some steam before I drive everyone else around me crazy. Preventing me from going high and to the right on some LCpl that probably deserves it anyways! Good luck to all! Hopefully not much posting from me after this except for some totals and success stories!

You can't see it, but I'm giving you the finger for the next two weeks. After Sept. 1st when those of us in Zone 4 can hunt, I'll take it down and ask how opening day went. :rant:

Good Luck though, hope you pick the right stand.

SWThomas 08-13-2009 02:08 PM

I'm right there with ya WoolyBill! I'm all set for Saturday. I saw some horse sized hoof prints in one of out fields on the lease today. I set out my ground blind, sprayed it down, brushed it in, and put out some corn. I also prepped another stand and will check both sites tomorrow to see which one they hit. That will dictate where I hunt. We'll see what happens Saturday.

arrow2512 08-13-2009 03:13 PM

man you guys are lucky to be able to hunt in Sept .I would love to get a buck with the velvet still on his antlers .I think that would look so cool hanging in my den,anyway good luck to ya and have a safe hunt .

Beezer 08-13-2009 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by arrow2512 (Post 3407498)
man you guys are lucky to be able to hunt in Sept .I would love to get a buck with the velvet still on his antlers

So would I.


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