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  • Shot this 11 pointer at 35 yards with my Parker Enforcer Crossbow.

    September 28, 2016 at 11:11am

    On April 18 I was able to harvest a nice Tom with a 10 inch beard and a little over 1 inch spurs. I was familiar with this bird because my dad and I got in him Saturday morning. He was very vocal and gobbling like crazy at every crow that 'cawed' that morning. We snuck in the woods and began calling to him which got a gobble each time. Once he flew down he gobbled several more times and then just got silent. I learned the hard way that the small broken rusty old barb wire fence running through the woods would ruin a good hunt.

    Well I knew where he would be so I went back Monday morning. Just like before he began gobbling so I made a dash for the woods he was roosting in. This time I snuck as close as I could, probably 70 yards from his roost. Learning from mistake Saturday morning I sat on other side of an old fence that ran through the woods. I knew I was close to him so I only did a few soft purrs and one soft yelp. He gobbled at those and finally flew down about 20 mins later. When he flew down I saw him land about 60 yards away and he immediately began strutting. After a brief show he made his way to within 30 yards. As soon as his head cleared some small trees I put my green high vis sight on it and BOOM! He dropped in his tracks. My two future turkey hunters thought it was the coolest thing ever.

    April 20, 2016 at 9:59am

    On November 6, 2015 I had the best day in woods I have ever had! I was fortunate enough to shoot the larger deer first thing this morning. He came strolling through a oak bottom and ended up standing 40 yards in front of me while I was busy looking at the news on my phone. Luckily I looked up and almost dropped my phone and gun. I quickly shoved my phone in my pocket and raised my gun. I knew he had nice antlers so I just focused on the front shoulder. As soon as he gave me a clear quartering shot I let the ole smoke eat! He ran about 30 yards then his batteries ran out! Once I got up to him I realized he was the big buck I had just recently got on my trail camera. Since it was early and my dad was in his stand I decided to climb back up and sit longer. Well I was back on my phone texting friends and family about my harvest when I looked out towards a grown up field and saw another nice buck step out. He walked across the field edge and worked a scrape about 70 yards from me. I gave him a couple grunts and after he freshened up his scrape he came my direction. I wasn't going to wait long so as soon as he stepped in the woods I had a 50 yard broadside shot and again the ole smoke pole ate! He dropped in his tracks and I was absolutely in shock about the morning I was having.

    December 28, 2015 at 10:01am

    I had the best day in woods I have ever had! I was fortunate enough to shoot the larger deer first thing this morning. He came strolling through a oak bottom and ended up standing 40 yards in front of me while I was busy looking at the news on my phone. Luckily I looked up and almost dropped my phone and gun. I quickly shoved my phone in my pocket and raised my gun. I knew he had nice antlers so I just focused on the front shoulder. As soon as he gave me a clear quartering shot I let the ole smoke eat! He ran about 30 yards then his batteries ran out! Once I got up to him I realized he was the big buck I had just recently got on my trail camera. Since it was early and my dad was in his stand I decided to climb back up and sit longer. Well I was back on my phone texting friends and family about my harvest when I looked out towards a grown up field and saw another nice buck step out. He walked across the field edge and worked a scrape about 70 yards from me. I gave him a couple grunts and after he freshened up his scrape he came my direction. I wasn't going to wait long so as soon as he stepped in the woods I had a 50 yard broadside shot and again the ole smoke pole ate! He dropped in his tracks and I was absolutely in shock about the morning I was having.

    November 06, 2015 at 5:06pm

    I shot this buck on Nov. 11 at about 730 am. This buck came in down wind of me from a place I would not have guessed a deer would be coming from. I was able to stand turn around and get a good 60 yard shot on him while he was walking through some thick cedar trees.

    November 15, 2014 at 7:09am

    On Saturday November 8, 2014 at about 830 am my dad shot this buck while the buck was traveling to bed down in a cutover. He made about a 60 yard shot and the buck only ran about 40 yards. This was his first hunt of the season.

    November 09, 2014 at 9:21am

    I shot this buck last week while hunting in SW PA with one of my buddies...19 in wide 9 point. Ive been hunting up there for 6 years now and I have been fortunate enough to kill a few nice bucks, this one being the best. I shot him on a a two person man drive. The area is hunted very heavy and man drives are a very common way of filing tags. This buck ran out at about 80 yards and was shot at about 50 while running through a pretty stand of woods next to a cut corn field. I think total 10 deer were pushed out on that drive. I know its not a NC deer but I am proud of him none the less!! Good Luck the rest of the season!!

    December 14, 2013 at 2:10pm

    http://www.wtop.com/884/3498386/Injured-Indiana-hunter-chooses-to-end-life-support

    Hey everyone this is a tragic reminder of what could go wrong while trying to enjoy one of lifes greatest outdoor experiences. I just started wearing one last year I will not climb into stand without it now. I have hunted since I was 12 and never wore one before.I consider myself lucky without having an accident so far and now its time to be proactive in avoiding one. If I didnt attach this link correctly you should look up and read the article. Good Luck in the woods!

    November 05, 2013 at 5:44pm

    I shot this 10 pt this morning while he was eating on some acorns.

    November 04, 2013 at 3:12pm

    I shot this 10 pt this morning in northern Orange Co. He came in at first light this morning eating on acorns. I was hunting a large oak grove in a big block of woods surrounded by either fields or cutover. The wind was out of the N to NE and perfect for this spot. I knew bucks should be traveling this block of woods looking for does near the cutover. After he milled around for about 5 minutes he walked out from around some small scrub trees and gave me about a 40-45 yard shot. His tarsals were pretty dark and stinky so it appears things are warming up for the rut!

    November 04, 2013 at 3:07pm

    Has anyone used regular scent away clothes wash or similar brands in a high efficiency washing machine?? If so did it work ok or were there any problems?? The wife wont let me wash my hunting clothes unitl I figure out if its ok..lol

    September 06, 2012 at 9:34am

    i got these 5 bucks and several other nice ones hanging together....one nice 8 already out of velvet

    September 02, 2012 at 8:57pm

    I just got these pics over the last few days...has anyone seen bucks out of velvet this early before?

    September 02, 2012 at 8:50pm

    this is one of the biggest 6 pts i have ever seen...this is a 5-6 year old buck..we have not seen him in 2 years!

    November 14, 2011 at 7:08pm

    This morning while I was unloading the buck I posted earlier I had this little buck and a spike chase a doe right through my yard!!

    November 14, 2011 at 7:04pm

    I shot this buck this morning while he was crossing a cut-over. He came from a creek bed where some trees are still standing and where Ive found some nice rubs. He walked within 30 yards and I dropped him with my 30/30. Pictured with me is my future hunting buddy Jackson!

    November 14, 2011 at 2:11pm

    well my season has been pretty awesome so far. I have gotten my second 8pt in two weeks. This guy came walking from a creek bed and across a cutover this morning. He came to about 30 yards away and lost the battle with my 30/30. The best part is being able to have my son in the picture with me. He just turned one a couple weeks ago and I bought him his lifetime hunting and fishing license. I cant wait til he is the celebrating his kill!!

    November 14, 2011 at 2:06pm

    I shot this buck on 11-1-11 at about 0815am chasing a doe. I was sitting in a hardwood over looking a beautiful creek bottom. He and the doe came running from the other side of the creek and bottom. She broke left and went along a ridge away from me. Luckily he went right and crossed a ditch stopping about 30 yards away from me. The rest is history.

    November 13, 2011 at 10:59am
    Rut

    What kinda rut activity are yall seeing? Ive seen the bucks going crazy in Orange Co and heard other hunters in the area say the same. Everything from chasing to fighting. Then I can ride 20mins away to southern Person Co and I havent seen anything! No response to calls, scents or rattling. I got pix of 3 nice bucks the past couple days and they look normal. No swollen necks and from what I can tell the tarsals dont look too dark.

    November 05, 2011 at 7:16pm

    here is another pic of the buck

    November 03, 2011 at 8:39pm
    A comment titled: Re: Home Grown 10 Pointer in response to a report titled: Home Grown 10 Pointer

    very cool! congrats!

    October 27, 2016 at 8:21am
    A comment titled: Re: Chatam County Buck in response to a report titled: Chatham County Buck

    nice! congrats!

    October 19, 2016 at 9:22am
    A comment titled: Re: Orange County Double in response to a report titled: Orange County Double

    Here is the trail cam pic of the bigger buck...i green scored him at 131 gross

    December 28, 2015 at 10:04am
    A comment titled: hurdle mills in response to a report titled: muzzleloader kill

    near hurdle mills and orange person line

    November 05, 2013 at 9:33am
    A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: scent away wash

    thanks everyone for your feedback! Goodluck to yall in the am!!

    September 07, 2012 at 7:17am
    A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: scent away wash

    unfortunetly im serious...that question was posed the same way to my wife last night when she stopped me from washing my clothes..lol..but i cant blame her to much that this was expensive!!

    September 06, 2012 at 10:31am
    A comment titled: congrats in response to a report titled: Life was GREAT Today For GT...Thank You Lord!!!

    GT congrats on the buck!! thats a nice'en!!

    November 05, 2011 at 7:11pm
    A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Orange Co 8pt

    Thanks guys!! I live for mornings in the woods like that one!!

    November 04, 2011 at 3:20pm
    A comment titled: congrats in response to a report titled: Long Shot

    hey congrats on the kill Viper!! thats one hell of a shot!!

    September 11, 2011 at 10:08pm
    A comment titled: thanks guys in response to a report titled: First of the season

    if all goes well this afternoon ill post another pic!! Hey viper how do I get a shirt and decal?

    September 11, 2011 at 12:52pm
    A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: First of the season

    thanks and goodluck to you on tuesday!!

    September 10, 2011 at 6:24pm
    A comment titled: with dad in response to a report titled: Finally found him!!

    Thanks GT..we are very excited...i have been lucky enough to kill some pretty nice deer over the years but it means more to me too see my dad kill a nice one. Oh and he did kill it with a muzzle loader. It was the thursday of opening week and about an 80yd shot. Obviously we didnt know how well he was hit because we didnt find much blood and I jumped him when we went looking. Just happy we found him. He will be at the classic to get scored as well my crossbow kill from this year. Its about thunder chicken time!!!

    February 27, 2011 at 6:52pm
    A comment titled: jan huntin in response to a report titled: Wildgame camera

    I wish they would give us a jan hunt the only problem is i have been gettin pics of bucks who have already dropped there antlers..so it would be a good meat huntin season!!

    January 08, 2011 at 11:14am
    A comment titled: camera in response to a report titled: Wildgame camera

    i bet it works just as good thats a good deal....i have been seeing bucks chasin does as recent as two days ago..they need to extend our season or give us a two week bow season or something in jan because i swear we have a second rut!!

    January 08, 2011 at 10:31am
    A comment titled: bass pro in response to a report titled: Wildgame camera

    well they had some good sales goin on...that place is like heaven..its rumored that a cabelas might be built in mebane which is very close to my house..if that happens ill probably end up broke..lol

    January 06, 2011 at 7:48pm
    A comment titled: wildgame camera in response to a report titled: Wildgame camera

    i went to the bass pro in charlotte..my wife wanted me to go to ikea with her i told her the only way im goin to charlotte is if i get to go to bass pro!! lol...it runs off 4 C cell like the other one..im impressed with it...and yes i cannot wait to smack a thunder chicken!!!

    January 06, 2011 at 7:37pm
    A comment titled: sheds in response to a report titled: Sheds

    Normally late feb and march are good shed hunting times. The bucks have lost their antlers and its before the critters can chew them up. Although I have see bucks as early as mid to late jan with bloody spots on their head where their antlers had already fallen off. Id say your best bet is to give it about another month or so.

    January 04, 2011 at 7:09am
    A comment titled: crossbows in response to a report titled: Crossbow

    I hunted with a crossbow for the first time this season and I really liked it. I wouldnt say its easier or harder than a traditional compound bow. They each have different challenges. I found that they can be a little bulky in a treestand. Its def harder to swing that thing around and make a shot than a gun or bow. Plus Im a big guy and I couldnt get it recocked in the treestand to shoot again. Also they are very noisy but even though it made a loud noise I still killed the buck and got a head for my wall. Like Gobblintom said you get the misconception you can shoot and kill like its a rifle. I have mine sighted in and could make a 50 yard shot very accurately but you can do that with a good compound bow. So I hunt with the same shot criteria for my crossbow and compound bow but if ol' big boy gives me a 50 yard shot Id rather take it with my crossbow than my compound bow. Anyway I recommend a crossbow. The way I see it whatever kind of weapon they legalize for killing a deer Im gonna try it out.

    January 01, 2011 at 7:56pm
    A comment titled: model in response to a report titled: pics

    model #IR5D...its camo and comes with 4 C batteries and a 2GB SD card...I got it for $100 at dicks on sale..there is a 3.o megapixel wildgame I saw at dicks that Im gonna buy next..it was cheaper and the only difference was the megapixel and the picture distance...also it didnt come with the card or batteries

    January 01, 2011 at 2:00pm
    A comment titled: batteries good in response to a report titled: pics

    the batteries still show full..im gonna set it back up and see then..i have been very pleased with this camera so far..i have used the old 35mm stealth camera ones and the digital one from stealth camera..i like the wildgame one the best../.the package is true put the batteries and card in turn it on and its ready to go...i will be buying another one

    January 01, 2011 at 1:09pm
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