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  • Its been awhile since I posted so here goes. Went dove hunting on Labor Day morning in Cumberland County. A heavy fog had set in with visibility appox 25 to 50 yards, as the fog burned off the birds were flying in pairs, then triples and in some instances 5 to 8 to a flock. Lets just say that the bird to shotgun shell ratio was a little off, 11 birds to 75 shells, all me BTW due to the excitement but a great time(smoking hot but well worth it). The little fellows are swimming in some teriyaki sauce waiting to meet the bacon and hit the grill later today. Looking forward to bow hunting season where my ratio will hopefully be 1 arrow to one deer(practice makes perfect) Good luck to all and stay safe. KUTF

    September 04, 2012 at 9:35am

    Sat morning paid off for hunting a stand of oaks in heavy cover in Bladen CO. Does were moving about 7:45 am and I was determined to put one in the freezer. I had told my friend we should hunt this stand with a shot gun because of the thick cover. I didn't take my own advice and used my scoped M1A which because the engagement area was so close I kept losing sight of the deer as they browsed on acorns amongst the cover (slug gun would have been ideal). After watching the group of 8 cross behind me and start back again I selected the biggest doe and shot, I took a breath and tried to follow the fleeing deer with no luck. I glanced back at the spot where I had shot and realized I had dropped her in her tracks. I was apprehensive (loss of confidence) after missing a deer that was really close this year. So it’s nice to be on the board and have one in the freezer finally. Good luck to you all.

    November 07, 2011 at 8:41am

    I was hunting Bladen CO. by Clarkton from 4 PM when at 615 PM I had two deer hit the corn pile to my right(20YDS). The deer waited for the sun to go behind the trees before popping out. I froze as the deer looked at me and then disregarged me. The wind was blowing from the south and went right over them. It took me over 25 minutes to stand and draw with out drawing their attention. After releasing my heart raced wondering was it a good shot? I stayed in the stand for 15 Mins then climbed down to looked at the arrow(pass through with little blood), I started to have doubts so I left the area and waited in my truck for 30 mins.
    My Rage expandable did the job and I found the deer 30 YDS away. My only regret was it was a button buck. It was my first Bow kill and I will remember everything about it. Wow

    October 25, 2010 at 9:07am
    A comment titled: Proud Dad in response to a report titled: youth day

    Great hunt, I know you must be swelling up with pride to see your son with such a great bird. Way to go Dad, Congrats!

    April 16, 2012 at 11:05am
    A comment titled: Nice Bird in response to a report titled: Ist Turkey

    Diane00, awesome job on closing the deal.

    April 16, 2012 at 11:01am
    A comment titled: Awesome in response to a report titled: Grandson's Big Buck

    Great job TJ on an fantastic deer. Grandpa, that was a great gift and investment that will pay dividends for years to come!

    November 08, 2011 at 11:54am
    A comment titled: Congrats GT in response to a report titled: Life was GREAT Today For GT...Thank You Lord!!!

    Way to go GT, talk about faith.

    November 07, 2011 at 8:46am
    A comment titled: Surprised in response to a report titled: did u know this ???

    Wow, nice info. BTW welcome to the site, as you can see lots of great info from fellow hunters/fishermen and women. Wishing you the best this year.

    October 19, 2011 at 8:37am
    A comment titled: Vegetarian in response to a report titled: Your Worse Miss ever on a Deer

    Well, here goes, had a 6 PT, a spike, and a button buck on my corn pile at 15 yards(we have an 8 Pt or better rule to grow them bigger) when I finally have that unspecting doe walk in. I have her wrapped up and in the freezer, the backstrap on the grill in my mind and i let go with my 308 at 15 yards. Well, there I was watching her run off right by me probaly deaf from the rifle and not a hole in her. I double check for blood found where my bullet went into the ground. I had maxed out my scope when I zeroed at a hundred and never backed it down to low power. All I saw through the scope was deer(at 15 yards). Dang nothing but hunter error, Well there is next weekend, I have to get one soon so my wife and kids stop calling me the Vegetarian hunter. Best of luck to you all.

    October 17, 2011 at 11:40am
    A comment titled: Congrats in response to a report titled: 1st bow buck

    Way to go.

    October 03, 2011 at 11:25am
    A comment titled: Responsibility in response to a report titled: Let It Begin

    It’s a shame when people cannot respect another person’s property, in other words mind the boundary’s (trespassing is another name), pick up the trash (stop throwing it out the window) on someone else’s land. Sorry won’t blame the dogs; they are just doing what they have been trained to do. It’s the Hunter using the dogs that is responsible for their actions. I say put the responsibility to manage the dogs squarely on the Dog Hunters shoulder. When they run across private land, cite them( North Carolina could use the money). Failure to hold their feet to the fire just makes them bolder and bolder. Now I have seen responsible dog hunters manage their dogs, be successful and stay off private land, why can’t the rest of the “pack” do it right?

    October 03, 2011 at 11:16am
    A comment titled: Movement in response to a report titled: Just me or has the cold spell been a let down

    My hunting partner called Friday and said his daughter had 2 different groups appox thirty deer moving between 1730-1900 in Bladen county. She was antler hunting and some small bucks were present so she chose not to shoot.
    I think you will see some great post from them this season. BLUF the cold front seemed to move the deer and had them feeding. Lots of fresh acorns on the ground and they are hitting the food plots.

    September 19, 2011 at 8:20am
    A comment titled: KUTF in response to a report titled: PLEASE Correct me IF I'm wrong!!!

    GT keep doing what you do best. Keep us informed, offer opinions and keep sharing the tricks and photos that make this a great place to come to. In my humble opinion you all do a great job,is it opinionated, but who isn't. Bottom line up front; we are all human. Do I agrree with everything you guys post no. But I do make notes and keep what I want in my rucksack to use later. Thanks for all what you moderators do.
    So KUTF (Keep Up The Fire)

    August 24, 2011 at 10:39pm
    A comment titled: AMEN in response to a report titled: Will 'looking for my dog' bill allow trespassing?

    BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front), it’s about property owners and their rights being trampled on. Property owners invest time and money in their land for their livelihood and recreation. Trespassing is illegal no matter how you look at it. Since this subject involves dog hunters I will share a conversation I had with a dog hunter I shall call 'Samwich'(He was eating when we met). He pulled up to me on an access rd that runs through our leased land that is bordered by game lands on 2 sides and told me to get ready the dogs are a come'n. I let him know that the land was posted as private. He stated the dogs can't read and was about to leave when I reminded him reading was his responsibility. He really just had a hard time understanding that and drove off to the other side of our property. End of story we ended up rounding up some stays and contacting the owners, after the dogs busted our hunt. Shame people can't respect one another and their property. Thx for letting me ramble on, KUTF

    May 24, 2011 at 9:40am
    A comment titled: Epic Story in response to a report titled: An Epic Hunt 4/2/11

    Way to go, way to close the deal. I know your Dad is proud.

    April 04, 2011 at 7:36am
    A comment titled: Redesign in response to a report titled: Redesigned website

    Dang Jeff, just when I had your last upgrade mastered... Looks good so far and keep up the great work, see you at the classic.

    March 01, 2011 at 1:23pm
    A comment titled: Great Season in response to a report titled: A Look Back at 2010

    Congrats to all the hunters who put meat in the freezer. GT, Viper and the rest of you who posted on your hunting adventures, great job sharing your experiences. This has been my best year of hunting with my first bow kill and a gun kill. The number of deer that I passed on(I really couldn't believe I actually let deer walk, wow choices). Keep up the great jobs on the forums,talk about down to earth real life hunting situations. Looking to close the deal on a turkey this year probaly gun but we shall see. Once again, thanks for all the feedback and tips. 'KUTF'

    January 03, 2011 at 9:37am
    A comment titled: Pender Buck in response to a report titled: Pender County Buck

    Nice one, thanks for the details, it helps the rest of us to know what the deer have been doing.

    November 23, 2010 at 11:06am
    A comment titled: Nice in response to a report titled: Victoria's Best Buck

    Great Job, this is what makes memories.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:55am
    A comment titled: Nice Buck in response to a report titled: Sweet November

    Congrats, nice Buck.
    To add my two cents about scents and calls, I've had some success with the can call. Last Sat night in Bladen CO, hit the can just at 520 PM and this big body 6 PT ran in. He appeared to be young so I let him walk. Scents for me seem to spook or keep deer away, just my opinion.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:05pm
    A comment titled: Nice one in response to a report titled: Chatham County 9pt.


    November 18, 2010 at 2:55pm
    A comment titled: Converted team in response to a report titled: um good!

    A couple years back my daughter had her swim team over for breakfast after practice before school. She feed them sausage balls(deer sausage)of which the girls demolished. As the girls where getting ready for school she mentioned it was deer and one of the girls walked up to my mounted nine pointer and was very apologetic for eating him. My duaghter informed her that the meat from the nine pointer was long gone and that deer meat was havested that year. Her friend than asked if any more sausage was available as it was tasty. My daughter has since moved on to college but every year we get requests for more deer sausage from old and new swim team members.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:24am
    A comment titled: Good Things Come in response to a report titled: Finally!!! Streak is broken.

    Congrats for closing the deal. Viper was spot on when he talks about that natural 'high' when bow hunting. Once again congrats.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:07am
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