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Old 08-02-2020, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Season is coming up quick for us archery/dedicated and any season guys. I'm super excited to hunt both spike units and any bull. Though I'm basically stricken by the mule deer virus. Let's see those target animals you're after.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's a few of mine
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine came early and targeted me. Pretty bummed about that and the damage to the rear door. Not sure I feel like hunting deer after that experience. I'll be after the elk and antelope though. I just hope the elk don't get wind of the Kamikaze program the deer have instituted. A preemptive strike by an elk could be devastating.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine came early and targeted me. Pretty bummed about that and the damage to the rear door. Not sure I feel like hunting deer after that experience. I'll be after the elk and antelope though. I just hope the elk don't get wind of the Kamikaze program the deer have instituted. A preemptive strike by an elk could be devastating.
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Mine came early and targeted me. Pretty bummed about that and the damage to the rear door. Not sure I feel like hunting deer after that experience. I'll be after the elk and antelope though. I just hope the elk don't get wind of the Kamikaze program the deer have instituted. A preemptive strike by an elk could be devastating.

Another "as it lay" post. Too bad they like the kamikaze program.
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Those guys couldn't wait for opening day like the rest of us. Bummer that they had to try a suicide mission on your vehicles though.
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Old 08-12-2020, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I feel like I'm about to deploy. Ziplocking this, duct taping that, double checking equipment, and packing bags. Getting that twirling feeling in my gut that's hard to describe. It's a mix of excitement, anxiety, and fear, all at once. Leaving tomorrow morning. Any other vet's on the board that can relate? I honestly think this is one reason I got back into hunting. Every year, regardless of season, the lead in time feels just like deploying. At least to me it does.
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I feel like I'm about to deploy. Ziplocking this, duct taping that, double checking equipment, and packing bags. Getting that twirling feeling in my gut that's hard to describe. It's a mix of excitement, anxiety, and fear, all at once. Leaving tomorrow morning. Any other vet's on the board that can relate? I honestly think this is one reason I got back into hunting. Every year, regardless of season, the lead in time feels just like deploying. At least to me it does.
that's a lot of eyes and noses to fool with archery tackle. now i see why the anxiety is high.
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that's a lot of eyes and noses to fool with archery tackle. now i see why the anxiety is high.
The main herd left with their calves august 2nd I think it was. No idea where they went. There's still a smaller resident herd in the area though. I learned the hard way with this really large herd last year, no way, too many eyes and ears. Not without some really good terrain feature to completely drop out of sight. I tried it though. Like everything else in life, I had to learn the hard way.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You guys feel that? It’s the calm before the storm, sh!ts about to get real! Double checking everything, going over every possible scenario, mixture of apprehension and excitement, hoping my training and prep work is sufficient. Every year, I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve, gotta love it.

Not sure what it feels like to deploy, but I know what you described!
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