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Old 09-18-2012, 03:28 PM
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When it starts getting cold outside. The rut is at its peak. And it comes too the hunt weekend. What do you guys do?


Kick it in a nice camper at deer camp.

Or rough it on the rocks near a fire in a sleeping bag.

You guys within walking or driving distance too your spots. Or is it a good hike camp out too your honey hole.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:17 PM
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My longest walk to a stand from my warm bed on the farm is 1/2 mile. My best spot is down the hill on the edge ofsome bottom land about 500 yds.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:32 PM
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I try and get up early enough for me to make sure my brother is up. I have from a 5 to a 25 minute drive. Depends on where I'm huntin. I spend the night before going over all my gear, every little detail. (My lovely bride says I'm OCD) I wear my under layer on the drive, then dress when I get to the farm that I am going to hunt. I have to take my time walking in. My walk is anywhere from 300yrds to 1/2 mile to my stand sights. I have a 4 wheeler, but it stays on the trailer until needed. I have to take my time due to a heart issue that I have, had it since birth, so it's nothing new to me. I just start early enough. I have it timed pretty well. I enjoy the walk in, anticipation. Then when those gray shadows start as it gets daylight, I almost have to keep myself in check. That, my friends, is my time with my Lord and Savior. I am proud to say that, because of him I get to do what I do. Deer Hunt !
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:48 PM
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Coldest I ahve hunted in here in SE Alabama was just before Christmas of 1989. As long as my mind works, I will never forget it. I do not recall the exact temperatures, but it was nerver more than the high single digits with howling winds out of the N-NW. And fell 5 -6 deg colder in the night. That was Dec. 21-22-23. Long story short is I had great luck, killing two really nice bucks in less than probably 8 hours in the woods. But I stayed very cold most of the day. Thank goodness I had been allowed by the land owner to build a camp ... it was small, but dry and I ahd installed a wood heater. Funny thing recall. The afternoon of Dec. 21 I killed a fine, heavy 8 pt. By the time I got back to the camp it was well after dark. I fired up the Coleman latern and noticed that my 2 - 2 liter cokes I had set on the table were only about 1/2 full ? What !?! The bottle caps had burst in the bitter cold of the unheated camp and I had cola ice cicles hanging from the ceiling !!! And I did not go back out the 23 rd. because it was just too darnmed cold for me to contend with. Besides, it was time to get ready for Santa.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:09 PM
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Sounds like a great time. Wish that coldness would return around here
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:14 PM
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Unfortunately in Missouri the rut usually happens before the good and cold weather reaches our area. Either way, I generally drive the truck about 5 minutes depending on what part of the farm I will be hunting, and then walk a good 1/4 mile to the stand set I want to hunt.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:24 PM
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The new house on my farm will be completedin 2wks! the "main farm road" out the back driveway is a 4.xx mile loop. I have a few stands within a quarter mile of the house if one feels like a walk too the stand instead of a cart ride.

Now for those days I aint inclined to leave the house... I have a 1 acre, HEAVILY USED foodplot that is overlooked by & only 150yds from my game room window!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:05 PM
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Always wanted to camp out. just for the experince of it. never been able to though (no opportunitys )
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