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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:39 pm

11/05 youth hunt PM 60• winds 10-15 SSE
We hunted ladder box stand on hardwood ridge. We got in the stand at 4:15 and at 5 he was ready to go. Luckily his iPod touch occupied him until dark. We saw plenty of squirrels and birds but no deer.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:48 pm

11/06 AM winds 5-10 SSE we hunted the "skybox". Time changed and we got in the stand at 5:45. We seen 2 squirrels and a few crows, I had just about giving up on seeing a deer. After a few txts to Mr. Terry I checked the forum and was in the middle of reading Glenns post and looked up and 2 does were in the plot. I nudged Matthew and told him to get ready. A few seconds later I realized he hadn't moved. Well he was watching a movie on his iPod touch with ear buds and didn't hear me. I got his attention and helped him get his gun out the window and he cocked the hammer on his 243 youth handi and blasted her. She jumped and kicked at the shot and I could see the hole. He drilled her perfect in the shoulder. She ran app 40yds with a 2' wide blood trail. He trailed her up and was all smiles
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby terry08 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:09 pm

Sounds like a great day, wish I could have been there for that.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:14 am

11/7 AM 46• winds SSE 5 hunted the ridge ladder stand. Only saw a couple does. Did some much needed lane trimming after the hunt.

PM I joined a buddy watching a freshly cut bean field. Actually broke out the 45-70 no deer showed this period. Only 2 flocks of geese.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:05 am

11/12 AM 36• winds S 5-10
Hunted ladder on ridge. At 6:30 had a nice young 6pt feed under me. Then at app 7:20 saw a large bodied deer in bottom feeding on acorns. Heard a shot just before 8. Wasn't 150yds from me.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:48 pm

11/16 am 58• winds N 10-15. Hunted barn stand was misting rain all morning. Hunted 7-11

PM I'm on hardwood ridge bumped a doe walking in. Wind swirling and blowing 15-20.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:23 am

11/19 opening morning of gun season. Winds gusting and swirling. Hunted in ladder on ridge. Left stand at 7:45 no deer. No pm hunt this period.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:04 pm

11/20 pm 70• s winds. Hunted funnel between 2 bean fields. Seen nothing....
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:21 pm

11/22 am SE winds 5 hunted ladder on ridge. Seen no deer. Left woods at 7 to jump start 84yo grandmas car so she can go to work.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby jbullard1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:23 pm

What the heck is grandma doing working at 84??
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:23 pm

11/23 pm winds NE 5 hunting barn stand. Had about 20 turkeys here when I arrived. 4:23 and no deer yet.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:24 pm

jbullard1 wrote:What the heck is grandma doing working at 84??


Still works 40 a week in a cabinet shop
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby jbullard1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:25 pm

Dang granma is a tough one Good For Her :2TU: :2TU: :2TU:
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:11 pm

PM hunt 11/23
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:19 am

12/1 26• winds NE Hunted old ladder stand I found in bottom on creek crossing. At 7 had a small doe feed through bottom I was watching. Cousin hunted box blind by pond and missed a good buck 2x.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:12 am

12/2 28• winds ese 5. Hunted same ladder as previous day. Seen nothing while in stand. After hunt cousin walked through thicket between me and him. I was standing beside creek that borders property. And a nice 8pt crossed the bean field on posted property.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:53 am

I have gotten behind a lil on my hunts. I hunted dec 4th out of the skybox. Had 3 does hang around for 45 min and the biggest got down wind and busted me so I shot her!

Hunted dec 5 pm out of barn only saw 2 does. They came running through out of the pines.

Hunted dec 7 from 7:30-3:00 saw 11 gobblers and 1 yearling doe.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Once again I'm behind!

12/11 pm NE winds hunted gap on edge of bean field 330-dark. No deer seen

12/12 pm SE winds hunted old ladder in bottom by river. Duck hunters started blasting at 445. Seen nothing this period.

12/13 am SE winds hunted box ladder on ridge seen large body deer just at day break but could only see outline. Then at 650 had doe and button fawn feed up ridge to me.

12/13 pm SE winds hunted skybox. Got to stand at 3:00 bumped deer on plot walking in. At 445 had 6pt come in plot. I watched him for 15 min then decided to take him. His rack was narrow and tines were short.

12/14 am S winds hunted ladder box on ridge at app 650 the same doe and button fawn fed up ridge again. Then at 820 2 deer crossed shooting lane straight ahead bu bean field. 1st deer was across before I could scope but 2nd was doe.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:12 pm

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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:13 pm

Matthews deer he killed 12/10/11. His 1st buck!!!
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby brewer03 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:35 am

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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:59 am

12/15 Pm NW winds 10-15 hunted barn loft. No deer seen this hunt


12/16 AM pouring rain
PM hunted the skybox. Had 5 gobblers in plot when I arrived at 1. 6 more gobblers fed through around 4. Had 4 does come in plot around 430 and fed for about 5min. The largest looked into the bottom and backed up out of plot, then all followed her. I figured either hog or buck spooked her. About 20min later a big black boar stepped out. I dropped him in his tracks. He dressed out at 190lbs.
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Re: 2011-2012

Postby chadbragg » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:45 am

12/17 N winds hunted barn stand. At around 715 a button head fed up the ridge and stayed around for 45 min. At app 8 a doe crossed the shooting lane and I could tell she was being pushed. I had my rifle up and ready but heard something to my left. As I turned to see what the sound was a good buck crossed the shooting lane. I stopped him and had a small opening at his vitals and missed. My shot clipped a tree. :bash:

PM hunted same spot and seen a small 8pt and a 6pt but the large one didn't show.

12/18 AM hunted burnsville. Seen 2 bucks and a doe and fawn.

12/19 PM SE winds I hunted ladder stand in bottom while buddy hunted box on ridge. At app 430 a buck came from behind me and at 1st glance I thought it was a young 4pt. After it crossed the creek I was watching I realized it was a 3.5yo 7pt, but I didnt want to fool with trying to get him across the creek so he got a free pass!
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