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From: kellyharris
03-Nov-17
Ok I am at work today and driving out to camp this afternoon, hoping to squeeze in a hour to hour and half hunt this evening.

As folks said on my retirement thread counting vacation days. I am two short of being able to take 2 full weeks. Hunting with Michele tomorrow, Sunday, and Monday morning. Then going to hunt Monday evening at my Urban spot then I start midnights Monday night so working Monday and Tuesday nights. Then back to camp Wednesday afternoon until the following Sunday!

Tomorrow JayG rolls into camp as do others on the lease.

I am still kicking myself for moving so quickly last night and that big buck catching my movement.

At least it’s urban hunting so they are use to people. My goal is if I don’t tag out at camp is to come back to work (midnight rotation) and drive straight to my urban stand hunt a few hours go to my moms house sleep a few hours hunt until dark and then go to work.

Anyhoot I hope to tag out At camp because that says I killed something close as big as to what I saw last night.

They are forecasting rain on and off for the next three days so I am stuck using my Motorcycle rain gear since some dicksmack broke into my camper and stole a ton of stuff. My fault for leaving it in there I know.

Anyhoot I am hoping the only eventful things that happen for the next 2 weeks is big bucks dropping!

From: scentman
03-Nov-17
Getting in my easy chair Kelly with a mug of coffee... Have fun, I know you will.

From: Brotsky
03-Nov-17
Kelly, I think I speak for all of us, you included, when I say that we sincerely hope a deer dies on this adventure this year! good luck and enjoy your vacation!

From: Scar Finga
03-Nov-17
Good Luck, Be Safe and Have Fun!

03-Nov-17
Good luck Kelly!!

From: kellyharris
03-Nov-17
Brotsky it sure has been a looooooong dry spell but no regrets for 6 years I basically sacrificed a lot of my hunting to spend with Morgan teaching her the best I could.

Heck the last deer I killed was a doe 3 years ago and gave that to JayG because his hunt was called short.

Michele just texted me and asked what I wanted for food this weekend. I told her I will eat anything except a Lima bean and Sirachia mustard sirachia will kill me in quick order and Lima beans just taste terrible.

From: drycreek
03-Nov-17
Good luck Kelly, hope you get a big one !

From: Brotsky
03-Nov-17
I hear you Kelly! I haven't killed a whitetail buck in a couple years myself. It's more rewarding for me to get the girls on them! Good luck brother!

From: GhostBird
03-Nov-17
Best of luck.

03-Nov-17
Good luck. I have had good interactions during rain, especially during the rut. Other than it being less than ideal comfort-wise, I bet there will be no negative impact on your hunt. Enjoy the time with friends and any deer is just a bonus.

From: Bear Track
03-Nov-17
Hope your hunt goes well Kelly. And a buck at least a 134 takes a dirt nap for you.

From: kellyharris
03-Nov-17
I’m going for that elusive 114 buck!

From: Jack Harris
03-Nov-17
Good luck. You are overdue!

03-Nov-17
Get ‘em Kelly.

From: Bear Track
03-Nov-17
For the newby's on Bowsite, this is one of the most followed annual threads on here. Enjoy.

From: T Mac
03-Nov-17
Good luck Kelly and Jayg. I hate thieving dicksmacks!

From: BigOk
03-Nov-17
Good luck, another thread we have been waiting for a year to follow.

From: Jaquomo
03-Nov-17
114 or bust!

From: kellyharris
03-Nov-17
You know it Jaq

From: Grunter
03-Nov-17
Good luck Kelly, I'll be following. Get that big one!

03-Nov-17
I’ll be following!

From: lewis
03-Nov-17
Good luck and have fun Lewis

From: JayG@work
03-Nov-17
Sitting here at work, chomping at the bit to head home, winterize my bees, load my car and trailer and head out there. I'm figuring to be on the road by 0500 tomorrow. My back and neck that I blew out over a month ago is coming back to where I can pull my bow again, but at only 55 lbs.. Getting old sucks butt. Anyhow, I'm bringing both bows, my HTR and HALON 32. The HALON shoots flatter at the lower poundage but the HTR draws easier, so it'll be a judgement call on what bow I bring out on any given day.. Anyhow, I have way too much stuff, but like the old saying goes, "it's better to have and not need than to need and not have".. Or the old Army saying, "travel light, freeze at night". I think I have my bases covered.... So tomorrow is when the snowflake ANTIFAs are supposed to be having their day.... Get in my way going to camp, your ass is getting run over. Beep, Beep. LOL

From: Ace
03-Nov-17
Good luck guys! Hoping some big boys show themselves for you all.

Of course, Morgan has to shoot the biggest one, next will be Michelle's and then probably Kelly's Dad. You guys might as well just shoot the first dink buck that shows up.

From: Trophy8
03-Nov-17
Best of luck! Great things await you!

From: dmann
03-Nov-17
Good luck

From: kellyharris
03-Nov-17
I have my 97 Dodge ram as Morgan & Michele Call it big white loaded down Michele and I are headed to camp now we’re going to stop by the Yamaha dealership and get oil and a filter for Michele squad and then head on to camp

From: kellyharris
03-Nov-17

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Locked and loaded

From: Swampbuck
03-Nov-17
Kelly, have fun, be safe and shoot straight. Keep us updated! J }}}----------->

From: kellyharris
03-Nov-17
Ok get to camp and I have no 12 volt lights?

My 110 is working fine so I am thinking damn it’s the inverter?

So I sit down for a minute flashlight in hand and it hits me.

Lights are 12 volt my 110 is coming from the main.

I pull truck up hook jumper cables to camper battery from truck.

Bammm all interior lights are working. Looks like tomorrow at lunch I’m heading to WalMart for a deep cell battery!

From: kellyharris
04-Nov-17
Ok battery is holding a charge so skipping getting a new battery.

The fridge wasn’t working so after pulling out the inverter and going thru it pulling breakers I didn’t get to sleep until 2:30ish.

No hunting this morning for me since I slept in.

I just finished replacing an outside light. Probably the most important light at camp the one next to the portajohn.

Waiting on my buddy to get here with Morgan’s side by side for my dad since his Polaris took a big S***

Only chore left is to rake all these leaves away from camp area and split some firewood and then go hunt this evening!

Oh the Fridge is working by the way! :0)

From: kellyharris
04-Nov-17

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My buddy Jay Smith who drove up from Knoxville to hunt the weekend and Monday with us.

From: kellyharris
04-Nov-17
Been in my tree for a while. It’s been very quiet in the woods.

I have Michele set up and my buddy Jay.

I have a good steady breeze from me left to my right, oops now from my face heading directly behind me.

It’s sunny and 54 degrees.

Lots of golden yellow leaves still on the trees with vibrant red and rust gold leaves as well.

It’s very quiet with the exception of the crows sqwauking in the sky.

It’s 4:14 right now. I forgot my grunt tube and I feel almost naked without it.

Hopefully more to post in a bit.

From: kellyharris
04-Nov-17
Ok back in camp. I saw nothing nor heard anything.

Michele saw 4 a small buck, 2 doe and ta huge buck came flying out of the cut and took off chasing the 2 doe.

My buddy Jay ended up seeing the same little buck Michele did.

04-Nov-17
All I ask is if you are going to post more pics of your hunting buddy's, you could at least post a pic of the good looking one. No offense to you or your hunting buddy Jay either. :^)

Seriously, good luck tomorrow and God Bless bro.

From: kellyharris
04-Nov-17

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Lol here is a photo of Michele

From: Jaquomo
04-Nov-17
Michele's on fire!

From: kellyharris
05-Nov-17
Ok dressed drinking coffee and JayG was pounding on the door at 05:30 asking if we are hunting today.

I told him absolutely!

Hopefully something decent to report this morning.

It’s warmed up to 60 degrees right now with a high today of 72 ouch!

They are forecasting downpour tomorrow all day so tonight we are heading home and am going to urban hunt tomorrow morning before my buddy Jay heads back to Knoxville. I have to work Monday and Tuesday night then back here for 10 days.

From: Bou'bound
05-Nov-17
You’ll be out of he tree watching he bengals I bet

From: kellyharris
05-Nov-17

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Nope the hell with the NFL!!!!

I am actually sitting on the ground! I forgot my harness at camp along with grunt tube and everything else.

I decided to hunt close to cut with the wind coming from the cut to me and I am up on a knob with acorns.

At lunch today I changed the oil in Michele’s 4 wheeler and mine as well.

Glad I had a hammer and screwdriver because the filter on mine wasn’t coming off any other way.

I have not hunted from the ground since I elk hunted 11 years ago.

From: Bou'bound
05-Nov-17
Your bengals have also said the hell with the nfl

From: kellyharris
05-Nov-17

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Lol I don’t even have an idea of the record

Ok didn’t like where I was on the ground walked across the saddle and found this. Taking a high spot above it.

About 7 more rubs like this down the trail.

05-Nov-17
Good luck man

05-Nov-17
Good luck to you Kelly. We're pullin' for 116"!!

From: Ambush
05-Nov-17
Who gets the Pears And Pumpkin Spice stand?? "PAPS" for short. That's how your quests can rate the value of their friendship.

And don't give in and shoot 113 7/8" dink. Hold firm on the 114" stud!

From: kellyharris
05-Nov-17
Ok just had a doe come in at 18 yards. If she would have only been a 114 buck!!!

To dark to shoot ethically for me headed to camp!

05-Nov-17
Ambush - Would that be the PAP Smear Stand?

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Ok it’s 06:18 heading over to my moms house with my buddy Jay to do some urban hunting.

I cannot believe I am hunting this morning and have to work tonight from 10pm until 10 am tomorrow! Hopefully that big buck swings by one of our stands?

It rained all night I mean a full downpour. Hopefully he decides to freshen all of those scrapes up!

From: Nick Muche
06-Nov-17
Good luck on that community scrape! Hopefully you both see some deer and get to fling an arrow or two.

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Back in my hometown of Loveland Ohio hunting at old neighbor pond. Last night was torrential downpour with several small tornadoes around. Driving over the bridge of the Little Miami River the river is about as high as I’ve seen it in 35 years. My old back yard ended at the river.

Jay and I got to stand just at daylight traffic was a nightmare since my old road is blocked due to high water.

We were not in the stand for 10 minutes and Jay already has had 2 doe under him.

It’s a very wet 48 degrees and still strong gust.

I have not seen anything not even my moms kitchen light come on lol

Hopefully more to report in a bit

06-Nov-17
Get ‘em fellas.

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Deer seen so far

Jay 3 - Kelly 0

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17

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kellyharris's embedded Photo
A visitor

From: Brotsky
06-Nov-17
Looks like a buck squirrel anyway:)

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Jay 5 - Kelly 1 squirrel

From: Jack Harris
06-Nov-17
"Nope the hell with the NFL!!!! " You should see the BS amount of American Flags the Canton Pro Football Hall of fame have on their front yard! HYPOCRITES! They never used to have that many planted there... They must think we are really that dumb...

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17

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Lunchtime at Loveland Skyline!

Michele met Jay and I and brought me another sweatshirt!

That’s water not soda!

It’s 48 but man is it damp out!

From: dmann
06-Nov-17
I'd Love some skyline right now.

From: dmann
06-Nov-17
I'd Love some skyline right now.

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Daniel with this cold weather it’s much needed.

Michele brought me another sweatshirt and now at Starbucks then the stand until dark.

Then work!

I honestly cannot wait to get back to the lease.

From: Bou'bound
06-Nov-17
what I wouldn't give for a 4 way w/ beans right now. you are cruel.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
06-Nov-17
Lunch looks great...but eat quick and get back out there. Good luck!

From: Brotsky
06-Nov-17
48? Geez...it was 19 here yesterday morning with a 20 mph wind! I even had to walk uphill to my stand both ways!

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Lol Bou I told Michele I bet Grant from Bowsite says he misses this stuff

From: Nick Muche
06-Nov-17
48 is T Shirt weather.

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Lol I’m no Alaskan or Dakota guy!

I have no idea why it feels so cold?

Perhaps when I climbed the tree and sat down to pull my bow up me getting my ass soaking wet started all this.

Back in tree until dark, hopefully we get something!

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Boomer squirrel at 40 yards

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17

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That look you give yourself when an old neighbor walks up to your stand and says (haven’t seen you in years Kelly, having any luck) lol sure not now John!

Oops I should go shouldn’t I, yeh if you don’t mind John I’ll swing by at dark. Okie dokie

Banging my head against the tree now!

06-Nov-17
Don't bang too hard. Looks like you can't afford much more of it:)

Just kidding, that's what people have been telling me since my birth.

GL!

From: Bou'bound
06-Nov-17
that is a classic selfie......he meant well at least

From: nchunter
06-Nov-17
Good luck Kelly. If I had a choice of jumping in poison ivy or eating 10 lima beans I would opt for ivy. Have a great time.

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
Lol what a great night.

Jay saw 6 deer this evening 1 big buck 1 small buck and 4 doe.

I saw one big buck running through the backyard of the house across the street from my moms house he came into my wood patch and I never saw him again. The only reason I saw him is because I heard a strange noise. He hit something in the back yard which could double for Sanford & Sons backyard. The guy has 5 lawnmowers broken down in the yard a refrigerator, stove, fake Christmas tree, and a list of other stuff.

The buck I saw was a tall white rack buck and it wasn’t the buck Jay saw because he saw it run right underneath Morgan’s stand on the other side of the pond.

We just got to my house and Jay is headed back to Knoxville.

Gonna try and catch an hour of sleep before work.

More on tomorrow evening hunt

From: kellyharris
06-Nov-17
While sitting here at work thinking about tomorrow evenings hunt I am going to hunt where I had my buddy Jay today.

Hmmm may have to buy another Lockon stand for that area. Lmao Michele will be thrilled with another tree stand purchase!

From: kellyharris
07-Nov-17
Ok I have one hour left of work and going home to bed. It’s 09:00 and I’ve been up since 05:30 yesterday!

My butt is dragging big time. I am not sure I will wake up before it turns dark?

From: kellyharris
07-Nov-17

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My cousin just sent this to me from our lease Not a often viewed critter in Ohio

From: HerdManager
07-Nov-17
Looks like one of Pat's blood trail challenge photos. "Find the dead deer"

I don't see a bobcat............

From: kellyharris
07-Nov-17
I wonder why I zoom in the photo is blurry?

From: Bullhound
07-Nov-17
I just flat out love reading this!!!!!!!!!!

From: kellyharris
07-Nov-17

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Ok I work 12 hours tonight then driving 2 hours to lease the weather is looking fantastic!

From: kellyharris
07-Nov-17
Ok so my dad let a decent 8 pointer walk today.

He says movement is really starting to pickup!

JayG texted me and said he saw several bucks 1 a big 10 point shooter and a doe today as well.

Cannot wait to get there tomorrow!

From: Boreal
07-Nov-17
Ok so this really does sound like an excellent adventure!

From: kellyharris
08-Nov-17
Ok I’ve been up another 24 hours and I have a very small doe at 20 yards to my left

From: kellyharris
08-Nov-17

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kellyharris's embedded Photo
3 doe so far

From: kellyharris
08-Nov-17

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kellyharris's embedded Photo
Look what my neighbor 3 doors down killed in ADAMS county today or yesterday

From: kellyharris
08-Nov-17

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kellyharris's embedded Photo

From: Quinn @work
08-Nov-17
What an incredible buck! Is that a scoped x-gun?

From: T Mac
09-Nov-17
Wow what a beauty !

From: kellyharris
09-Nov-17
Green score 216 1/2

From: kellyharris
09-Nov-17
Ok got to camp until staying until Next Sunday Started putting a double stand together for next weekend youth hunt. Well after two hours I’m freaking done work on it again tomorrow

JayG and I are headed back to the woods

From: kellyharris
09-Nov-17
All is quiet sunny and seems like everyone is seeing bucks chasing doe.

My cousin has on his trail camera a buck mounting a doe. Literally the photo was taken about 1 hour after hanging his stand and trail camera.

I’m in a drainage we call the gorge and my dad is on opposite side of ridge overtop the main water tributary in these parts.

From: GhostBird
09-Nov-17
Best of luck Kelly & Dad.

From: Bear Track
09-Nov-17
You're having way too much fun Kelly. Enjoy it.

From: kellyharris
09-Nov-17
My cousin Jason who is hunting one drainage over from JayG just texted me saying a 120,s just chased a doe out of cut and she ran back in.

From: kellyharris
09-Nov-17
Doe above me about 80 yards to my left.

She straddle the saddle and cut below the knob.

Going down to 21 tonight with a high tomorrow of 32

My cousin just texted and has seen 2 more bucks.

Says one is a shooter for sure.

From: kellyharris
09-Nov-17
And the adventure has its first casualty!

My camper has been acting funny kicking breakers and lights dimming and flickering.

I was hoping it wasn’t my inverter. Well I hooked up a car battery with jumper cables to the battery and it still was doing it?

So I unhooked the camper battery and put the cables directly to the wires that screw on to the deep cycle battery.

Bammm I have everything working! Fridge is working again lights are not flickering.

So I go online at advanced auto parts and buy a battery everything 25% off.

So I got a new deep cycle battery for $74.37

JayG left his range finder out in a monsoon a few days ago so he got a new one at WalMart on sale for $175.00

Got no to bed

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17
It’s 05:25 and sunrise is at 07:10 today.

Like clockwork JayG came in started the coffee pot at 05:15.

Damn does it smell good!

It’ didn’t get as cold as forecasted as it’s only 29 degrees and the high is 35 so it should make for a perfect day!

Wish me luck on my quest of a huge 114 class buck

From: T Mac
10-Nov-17
Good luck kill a BOB

10-Nov-17
Good luck on taking a deer you want.

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17
I just had a basket eight pointer and underneath me

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17
So far 2 small bucks and 2 doe

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo
JayG checking out his trail camera

From: lewis
10-Nov-17
Kelly kill one on my birthday I can't seem to Lewis

From: linehunter
10-Nov-17
Hey Kelly something to think about with your camper is your converter might be bad. You'll know soon as it will tank your battery. They are super easy to change but you'll have to find camping world.

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo
They apparently are no different than us

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17
I am not sure if it’s the converter but everything seems to be working ok.

I bought one for my last camper yes very easy to replace for sure.

Hopefully it was just a battery that was shot. I had to add water as it was low but it didn’t help it.

Back in the stand I? moved further up the hill I? got spotted by 3 of the 4 deer this morning.

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo
Ok I saw 2 doe tonight one was under me for almost 2 hours.

The other came in above me just at dark.

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17
Ok Longhorns in Chillicothe SUCKS!!!

From: Heritage
10-Nov-17
No more Granny's Pizza either. Hit the Gillepsiville drive through on the way back to camp.

From: kellyharris
10-Nov-17
Yeh it burned down two years ago!

Heritage we are close brother if you are eating at Granny’s. We would have them deliver pizza to camp.

Linehunter - yep battery was tanked when we got back from dinner!

Sent a text to Michele to get me one delivered to camp

From: kellyharris
11-Nov-17

kellyharris's Link
Linecutter found the one I? need online for 140.00

http://www.adventurerv.net/wfco-8900-series-electronic-camper-trailer-power-converter-center-amp-p-7230.html

Michele ordered last night having it shipped in 2 days

From: BULELK1
11-Nov-17
You all are having way to much fun!!

Enjoying this thread--------->

Good luck, Robb

From: kellyharris
11-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo
Ok got in the stand about 10 minutes ago it’s about 16 minutes until sunrise and the sky is beautiful.

I? bumped one walking in close to my stand.

It’s 25 degrees and suppose to drop to 24 for next two hours then a high today of 41.

I would love to see something worth shooting. They are forecasting rain tomorrow so i will most likely tell Michele and Morgan to stay home if they don’t want to sit in the camper all day.

From: kellyharris
11-Nov-17
Deer coming in from behind me I? can hear it softly grunting and making that clicking noise

From: kellyharris
11-Nov-17
Ok so far decent morning hunt.

I’ve seen 6 doe and 1 spike buck.

From: kellyharris
11-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo
Well I missed a true 114 today at 11:53

11-Nov-17
Hang in there, it will happen.

From: kellyharris
11-Nov-17
Ok I? have Morgan in a double stand, michele at the community scrape stand and my dad is where I hunted this morning.

I am on what we call bear ridge and I set up a stand just at the break of the point. I was in the stand about 5 minutes and I can hear a buck chasing a doe.

It’s 37 degrees and sunny going down to 31 tonight.

From: cord 62
11-Nov-17
Yawn.... Cmon things gotta pick up soon.

From: Nick Muche
11-Nov-17
Yawn...I'm tired.

From: Nick Muche
12-Nov-17
Yawn...I'm tired.

From: kellyharris
12-Nov-17
You guys should be in my shoes!

Last night was sort of crazy. Right at dark I grunted in 2 bucks by the time they came in it was to dark to shoot.

Michele and Morgan both grunted in bucks as well right at dark.

It looks like my dad is pulling out of camp today and heading to Michigan.

Oh well coffee pot is on another day at it trying to bust a whopper 114 class buck down.

Getting ready to head out for the morning hunt. Of course Morgan says she is sleeping in and Michele ask what’s the temperature? I said under 50 she says I’m sleeping in. She replies I will hunt this evening. Lmao she had better had brought her rain gear!!!

From: kellyharris
12-Nov-17
Ok in stand just at 20 minutes until sunrise.

Very calm morning. I am back at the same stand i hunted yesterday when i missed that buck.

With all the doe around here I am hoping of a repeat of bucks cruising thru checking them out.

Looks like rain will start around 2 quit then start back up at 4 and then a downpour until 3-4 in the morning.

From: kellyharris
12-Nov-17
Ok this morning the buck I missed yesterday came in about 60 yards and made that rrrrrrrrrr sound not a grunt then went down a steep ravine then about 20 minutes later all heck broke loose on the ridge across where he was headed.

Then a basket 7 came in within 20 yards.

Dad was on the other side of my ridge he saw 6 doe and a young coyote.

From: cord 62
12-Nov-17
Anytime now, I can feel it..

From: Bou'bound
12-Nov-17
He will be back Did you get Morgan to get up this morning.

From: kellyharris
12-Nov-17
No her and Michele slept in Morgan is seeming to be an afternoon hunter only.

This weekend is Ohio youth gun weekend and I am willing to bet she won’t sleep in because her boyfriend Austin and his dad are coming out to hunt.

Morgan is in her usual stand about 170 yards behind me up in the bowl.

From: kellyharris
12-Nov-17
Ok my cousin sends text, shot a bruiser ran out of blood!

JayG, Morgan and I are on our way!

From: Paul@thefort
12-Nov-17
Loving this Kelly. By the way, I heard never buy anything made on a Monday or Friday. Maybe that should also include from bow hunters who stay up for 24 hours at a time with lack of sleep. my best, Paul

From: lewis
12-Nov-17
Just came in no cigar hope you find it Lewis

From: kellyharris
12-Nov-17
I just brought Morgan back to camp.

She doesn’t need to be sitting in the rain. I give her kudos for wanting to help track but this deer went straight up a steep hill.

With them removing her fibula and putting it in her arm her leg is just to sore for these steep inclines!

So I am heading back to the track!

We have already tracked this deer about 500-600 yards.

What sucks is it’s getting close to our property line.

Heavy rains due in an hour or so,,,,

More to follow.

From: kellyharris
12-Nov-17
Ok thanks hey just ran out of blood. And they are deep on private property so we have to pull out.

Guys if JayG cannot find a trail of blood then I doubt anyone can.

To be honest I’ve been on well over hundreds of blood Trails and with this deer climbing straight up a damn bluff for 250 feet I? think this deer will live to make another scrape!

From: Bou'bound
12-Nov-17
Was it a 114. Incher

From: kellyharris
12-Nov-17
Tomorrow morning we are going to knock on that landowners door and ask permission to look more for the deer.

From: scentman
13-Nov-17
your neighbor got his buck by hunting, you Kelly are socializing... and I enjoy every minute ;o)

From: kellyharris
13-Nov-17
My neighbor got his buck because he has fed it year round and programmed the deer

From: Jack Harris
13-Nov-17
"To be honest I’ve been on well over hundreds of blood Trails and with this deer climbing straight up a damn bluff for 250 feet I? think this deer will live to make another scrape! "

Did you read the conclusion of my Ohio hunt? Damn near 600 yards from POI, and he climbed a near vertical cliff that was nearly impossible for human to climb (50 yards long)... Then the blood ran out... Then Matt found him with no blood 75 yards from last spot of blood. High lung entrance, center lung exit.

From: kellyharris
13-Nov-17
Yeh I read it. I even told them last night about Matt finding the deer.

Went and met landowner this morning when we met him he said he shot at a big 9 pointer limping real bad cleaning a scrape. He shaved the white hair off the belly.

Looked for several hours and never found it. The way the neighbor described the buck he missed today it was the same buck Jason shot last night.

We decided in honor of veterans week we have named that buck the Marine buck because he isn’t giving up.

I’m in the stand as is Michele, JayG, and my cousin Jason.

Hopefully one of us tags out tonight. It would be nice for someone to put something down!

From: kellyharris
13-Nov-17
Ok in stand had a shooter come in fromsame Trail I? missed the big 114.

He came from opposite direction Bamm Skylined me!

Grrrrr either moving stand again or about to get creative with some beach tree limbs!

I had a second deer walking in from the knob then all quiet?

Michele had a buck behind her, she couldn’t get a shot?

My cousin Jason hasn’t seen anything nor has JayG

From: cord 62
13-Nov-17
Ouch! Tough hunt. Hang in there. By far the slowest year in Ohio during the traditional rut that I have ever experienced.

From: Bou'bound
13-Nov-17
"I’m in the stand as is Michele, JayG, and my cousin Jason."

what the heck Kelly you playing poker in the stand or something. how big is that platform to hold four of you. no wonder you are not killing anything it is block party not a deer hunt.

From: kellyharris
13-Nov-17
I ended up seeing 7 deer 3 bucks 4 doe only 1 shooter.

Grunting and running like crazy

From: kellyharris
14-Nov-17
Ok back in the stand, operation beech limbs completed.

It’s an extremely calm morning I can hear the chipmunks making their clucking sound a squirrel that is trying to be noisier than the chipmunks.

I’m back in the lockon stand 20 yards below my summit stand.

I? am feeling really comfortable with how much I? have concealed myself with these beach limbs.

It’s 34 degrees and extremely calm. Some clouds covering the sun so I assume that is why no thermal breeze?

Hopefully today is the day????

From: wv_bowhunter
14-Nov-17
Good luck! Hoping to see a dead BOB soon!!!

From: BigOk
14-Nov-17
Good luck

From: Bou'bound
14-Nov-17
today will be the day.

From: kellyharris
14-Nov-17
Lol I had a small 60lbs doe come in around 10:30 I’m covered in beech limbs and bammm she looks straight up at me?

Oh well I added more behind me. When I got down I went to where the deer was looked up yep a hole behind me! So I? added more beech limbs lol

Also at lunch l climbed down that ravine to retrieve my arrow from where I missed the almighty 114 class buck! I was soaking wet by the time I climbed back up.

I set up Morgan’s feeder for this coming weekend youth hunt. She hunted that stand the other night and had a few small deer come within shooting range.

Also at Lunch l got gas for the quads and my cousin Jason and I ran into a truck pulling quads with 2 men and a woman in it. They work for the Ohio department of agriculture and have been hired by the DNR to remove all pigs in the area.

They have killed over 1300 in Vinton county and over 260 in our immediate area.

I have only heard 1 pig all week last year I would have heard groups several times within a week. This is good news for us.

From: Jack Harris
14-Nov-17
Can you please kill something soon? The fans are getting restless!

From: LINK
14-Nov-17
Is this hunt taking place in Connecticut? ;)

From: Bou'bound
14-Nov-17
Give him a break ......this will be the decade he kills one there on this annual event. Be patient

From: kellyharris
15-Nov-17
Ok day 7 let’s hope it’s the magic day?

29 degrees now high of 50 today with 50% chance of rain moving in at 2pm

From: scentman
15-Nov-17
I can almost hear Bill Murray narrate this thread ;0)

From: T Mac
15-Nov-17
Come on Kelly the 3 musketeers in Kansas left the door wide open for you guys. We need a dead deer!

From: kellyharris
15-Nov-17
Ok I? had a really cool experience walking into my stand this morning.

I? had a spike buck walking in walk onto the logging road in front of me. He walked in front of me for 60-70 yards? Then veered off, the whole time he was only about 15 yards in front of me.

When he stopped I would stop.

Very cool to say the least!

From: SixLomaz
15-Nov-17
Making friends is important.

15-Nov-17
He knew he was safe;)

From: kellyharris
15-Nov-17
Just heard a grunt way above me then all heck breaks loose.

I grab my bow get set down comes a doe as fast as she can. I see another small doe she is right behind her they stop right in front of me and one grunts!

lol the second doe ended up being a button buck.

From: T Mac
15-Nov-17
Today’s the day Kelly!

From: scentman
15-Nov-17
couple seasons ago was just about to get out of my stand at 11 am, saw a button chasing a doe and figured i"ll stay for a bit... 15 minutes later i downed the biggest buck in my hunting life. Stay in stand Kelly! you have a hot spot, today the day ma man, I just know it.

From: kellyharris
15-Nov-17
Guys I believe it may be?

It’s 08:54 and I have seen 7 deer 2 doe 5 bucks.

Just had a doe, nice 8, and a small six all grunting on doe ass! Under me for 5-7 minutes

Then 5 minutes later big one that I missed other day came under me walking way to fast for a shot! He is cruising big time!

From: drycreek
15-Nov-17
Good luck Kelly !

Your trail experience was better than mine this morning. I had a big black spot in my trail and I knew it didn’t belong there. I was wishing for a stronger light and a bigger pistol but I just kept walking and the stinking sucker eased off into the woods. Good thing, I wasn’t especially hankering for a Wild West showdown in the dark.

From: Jack Harris
15-Nov-17
I saw good rut action this morning in my NJ woods - unfortunately 4 bucks were 1.5 yrs old and one was 2.5 yrs old. Have not seen a mature buck since I left Ohio! :(

Good luck Cuz - may today be YOUR day!

From: kellyharris
15-Nov-17
Nothing since 9am I?m thinking of calling it tag soup for the rest of the season

From: Nick Muche
15-Nov-17
Well at least you got to shoot at the ol big one and seen him again. You'll get that buck, just keep after it.

From: scentman
15-Nov-17
Did you not read my post??? Stay put till noon and take a selfie with your buck...cmon maan!

15-Nov-17
I agree. Stay put.

From: Quinn @work
15-Nov-17
Mods can you please move this thread to the CT forum where it belongs?

Just kidding Kelly! Good luck.

From: kellyharris
15-Nov-17
Lmao guys I was joking I stayed in stand until almost 1pm

I’ve tried posting the buck I let walk today but hardly any signal down here. Someone shoot me a text so I can send you a photo and you upload it for me (513)200-0531

I’m not quitting for the season! Now my cousin Jason and JayG well looks like they fagged out six ways to Sunday.

Hell today is the best damn day l have seen in years.

Chasing like crazy! Still wish I was hunting that Urban buck because I haven’t seen anything remotely out here like his spread.

I have a awesome feeling about the next two days folks....

The delivery guy showed up with my RV converter and since I wasn’t here he didn’t drop it off so I have to pick it up between 7-8:30 tonight in Chillicothe.

JayG is packing up and leaving tomorrow. His neck and back is so Jacked up he cannot event hardly pull his bow back. He is in some pretty rough shape nerve wise.

It will be just me until Friday evening when Michele,Morgan, Morgan’s boyfriend and Dad show up and all the other Youth Hunters.

Yes you read that correct Morgan’s boyfriend will be here for this years youth hunt. He’s a little squirt 6’3” at 197 lbs at 17 years old!

Lol he has never killed a deer before and boy does Morgan wear him out! Lol she reminds him that she has already killed 5 in her lifetime.

I have him set up is a sweet spot overlooking the community scrape which is about 350-400 yards from Morgan’s double stand. I have been putting apple corn and some Primos Donkey corn out all week so hopefully he sees something and gets a shot at it.

I started doing the same at Morgan’s stand as well along with a feeder I setup last night around 11pm.

I just checked the weather radar and it looks like I am not hunting this evening which will give that stand a rest.

I moved my summit today when I got down from the top of saddle to a clump of trees growing up from inside the ravine. I’m hoping there I don’t get spotted.

15-Nov-17

standswittaknife's embedded Photo
standswittaknife's embedded Photo
Kelly’s buck he passed

From: kellyharris
15-Nov-17
Ok JayG and I just got back from Chilicothe and we had dinner at Applebee’s.

Then at 7 we went to UPS dispatch and picked up my converter for my camper.

It’s going to be real nice having bright lights and no flickering going on.

We saw so many deer heading into town it was crazy! Hopefully that’s a good sign for tomorrow.

From: kellyharris
15-Nov-17

From: Bou'bound
16-Nov-17
if the deer are heading into town you need to be hunting there Kelly.

From: kellyharris
16-Nov-17
Haaaa

Ok it’s almost 6am I am Getting dressed to head to the stand. JayG is packed and ready to head home.

That leaves me here as the last man standing until tomorrow night when everyone rolls in for the youth hunt.

Hopefully today they run those doe as hard as they did yesterday.

Post more later.

From: Bou'bound
16-Nov-17
you're in the right place at the right time. just be patient. it will happen.

From: T Mac
16-Nov-17
Today’s the day Kelly! No better welcome for the youth hunt then a big boy hangin in camp!

From: kellyharris
16-Nov-17
Wow what a morning!

I saw 8 deer 2 doe and 4 bucks, no idea what the other two were.

I saw another true 114 at 23 yards never seen him before but couldn’t get a clear shot!

Let’s hope tonight is the night

From: buc i 313
16-Nov-17
Hang tough and take your mythical 114 :^}

You know he's there.

From: kellyharris
16-Nov-17
Ok tonight was sort of uneventful. I did manage to grunt a buck in. He came charging in and hung up about 80 yards out. I did one small soft grunt and he came in about another 20-30 yards?

I never did grunt again then I heard him walk on out the way he came.

Lmao hunting at the edge of this ravine is a sight. One side I’m 23-25 feet high the other a good 80-90 feet. Actually it makes for a really cool view.

Tomorrow morning may be my last hunt as the youth hunters start showing up which is fine by me.

Ohio archery last all the way until the first Sunday in February. Plus I have that really big Urban buck back home.

Sooooooo hopefully my buck quest ends tomorrow?

Oh by the way at lunch I did get the new converter installed. It’s so nice having the heater work properly and the lights not flickering like a disco ball.

Dinner should be ready soon Kilbaesa and bake beans in the crockpot

From: kellyharris
16-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo

From: kellyharris
17-Nov-17
Ok so today is my last morning before the youth hunt.

Drinking some of nature’s nectar aka coffee!

JayG must be in shock that I got up all on my own. Lol I always wake up at 04:35 unless I am working midnights.

Anyhoot today is it before the youth hunt starts tomorrow. I am hoping that buck I missed strolls by.

Hey guys have I told you how nice it is to have a camper that has electricity that works properly!

Yesterday I went up to a downfall and cleaned out behind it because I think that is where Morgan and I need to setup. It’s way to far of a shot for a bow but a perfect setup for her 20ga. All of the deer have passed underneath it on the trail I have been hunting.

Saturday morning they are forecasting rain so we will be in her double stand as it has a roof over it. It doesn’t work great but it’s better than being out without it during a rain storm.

I will be out in the stand until 12:00 and probably won’t repost until then because since moving trees 80% of the time my phone says no service. Plus I have to be honest I have to clean this camper before Michele gets here or she will kick my ass! Or else I would sit in the stand all day today.

Guys I hope this morning is the morning for me? I do appreciate all the support you have sent. As I have said I have had a lot of opportunities to shoot something everyday which makes for a great hunt. I am not just going to shoot a buck to say I killed a buck plus we have a rule on the lease (You shoot a buck you have it sent to the taxidermist) unless your a minor or it’s your first ever buck.

One thing I can say is we have a ton of shooters coming on board next year as I have seen so many just under that true 114 caliber. Hopefully they make it past gun season or they get whacked in youth season and we make a new hunter for life!!!

Time to head for the stand it gets shooting light in 45 minutes.

17-Nov-17
Last day for me too Kelly! Flu back tomorrow. GL!

From: Nick Muche
17-Nov-17
Get the youngsters into camp ASAP, we need some dead deer on this thread.

From: Jack Harris
17-Nov-17
Kelly don't be so damn selective today - a 125" 8pt is a helluva nice buck... 130" even better. 150" bucks are not a dime a dozen, even in Ohio. Put one down!

From: Nick Muche
17-Nov-17
Jack, when you've got 14 125"+ bucks it's hard to just shoot anything. Seems he's found the one he wants and is willing to hold out, quit raggin on the man, GEESH! haha

From: Brotsky
17-Nov-17
From one father of daughters to another, if you get your buck do not field dress it until Morgan's boyfriend arrives. Cutting the balls off that buck while looking at him out of the corner of your eye will send a clear message! Ha!

17-Nov-17
Brotsky for the win

From: BigOk
17-Nov-17
Thanks, Brotsky. I will have to remember that.

17-Nov-17
I feel like it would hit home more though if you were staring a hole through his face as you were cutting....

From: kellyharris
17-Nov-17
Well let’s hope tonight I can close the deal.

Michele just called her and Michele are not getting here until after dark.

So I get to hunt this evening, Brotsky your a freaking genius my man!

Jack you know me, it’s either the buck I am after or no buck.

I have no desire to shoot a buck to say I shot a buck! Plus I sure as hell don’t want to pay the taxidermy bill just because I settled.

Well I rushed into camp got most of the trash cleaned up. Michele won’t be happy with the way it is but she won’t be mad either! Just finished off the Kilbeasa and beans.

Damn my hands are still cold, I forgot my gloves on the quad this morning.

I ended up seeing 6 deer this morning 3 bucks 3 doe and I think the one doe is a dwarf doe. No shooters not even a shot opportunity they all came in above me.

Ok heading back out hopefully something brown goes down this evening!

From: kellyharris
17-Nov-17
Ok feeling sorry for the youth!

Heavy rains tonight with wind gust now predicted at 45mph both Saturday and Sunday tomorrow high near 60 and high of 38 on Sunday. With those winds the wind chill will cut them to the bone on Sunday

From: kellyharris
17-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo

From: T Mac
17-Nov-17
Hey Kelly cuzn Jack (lol) got it done in the bottom of the 9th now it’s your turn hang in there!

From: Nick Muche
17-Nov-17
You saw a Dwarf Doe!? Unreal, that in of itself is pretty cool man!

Also, the temps you posted look to be great for hunting, not sure many would complain about that. Im really hoping those youths come in there and clean house man, that would be great!

From: kellyharris
17-Nov-17
Goose egg for me!

They are talking high winds and heavy downpours with it turning to slow steady rain from 9-2

Sunday does look like a good day for sure!

From: kellyharris
18-Nov-17
Ok decent gust but the weatherman was wrong about the rains. It hit north of us in Columbus.

We bumped a deer underneath Morgan’s stand walking in.

Current temperature is 51 degrees and Morgan is saying she is cold?

So far I have not heard one single shot from any direction and it’s 8am.

It tends to get busy with activity between 8:30-9:30 in this stand location. I was hunting about 200 yards below where Morgan’s stand is located.

From: mlh2000
18-Nov-17

mlh2000's embedded Photo
mlh2000's embedded Photo

From: mlh2000
18-Nov-17

mlh2000's embedded Photo
mlh2000's embedded Photo
Sam, about 16, took this twenty minutes ago

From: mlh2000
18-Nov-17
Sam, about 16, took this twenty minutes ago

18-Nov-17
Morgan, is that your boyfriend?

Congrats to Sam!

18-Nov-17
That dude wouldnt weigh 197 with a 50lb sack of chicken feed on each shoulder....;^)

From: Bou'bound
18-Nov-17
Sams the man

From: kellyharris
18-Nov-17
That is not her boyfriend lol he is a 15 year old kid who’s dad is on the lease.

From: kellyharris
18-Nov-17
Ok so my hunting buddy who died a few years back (7 years ago) his daughter is in for the youth hunt.

She didn’t have an adult to take her out, so I said come on let’s go Michele can hang with Morgan tonight!

Her name is Kamryn and she is trying to get her first buck.

I told her I am not very good on killing stuff in a long time.

From: kellyharris
18-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo

18-Nov-17
Your heart is in the right place and that is what counts. GL.

From: Nick Muche
18-Nov-17
Awe! Good work Kelli!!!

From: kellyharris
18-Nov-17
Wow some serious wind gust. Glad this double stand is in an oak tree

From: kellyharris
18-Nov-17
Ok so tonight we only heard one single shot and sound can travel a long ways here.

It’s a freaking downpour right now.

Will, another lease member kid shot a 4 pointer tonight it’s his first ever buck!

Photos to follow!

Temps are hitting mid 30’s in the morning it’s currently 66 degrees.

Tomorrow morning should be stellar! Downpour until 2-3am

More to report tomorrow

From: Bou'bound
18-Nov-17
it will be crazy tomorrow after the rain stops and temps drop 30 degrees. be there and stay there.

From: kellyharris
18-Nov-17
Absolutely Bou!

From: cord 62
18-Nov-17
Congratulations Sam. Awesome deer

From: kellyharris
19-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo

From: kellyharris
19-Nov-17
Folks meet Austin, I don’t believe I have never kept an eye so close on a young man and that includes my own two sons when they were 16!

From: kellyharris
19-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo
Ok, his sweatshirt is one of the reasons I really like this kid!

He is definitely being raised right.

From: Bou'bound
19-Nov-17
morgan is no fool she was raised right and will do right. she has perspective and values.

19-Nov-17
Kelly hope today is the day back in Colorado adjusting to the time change and wishing I was in stand still so enjoy it!

From: kellyharris
19-Nov-17
Well this youth season is over Morgan kind of freaked out about having a homework assignment due online at 9 PM tonight on a Sunday night.

Does anyone else on Bowsite have kids that school district assigns homework do on a weekend night online?

Since we do not have Internet access out here and she cannot do it on her phone she needs Wi-Fi I guess

Had I have known this we would not of come to the lease I would’ve went home and we would’ve urban hundred and things that of been much easier and a heck of a lot less mileage

Oh well I can hunt for that big boy in Loveland about 20 minutes from the house tomorrow I don’t have to work until tomorrow night

From: milnrick
19-Nov-17
Kelly Have you tried activating your phones mobile hotspot for net access?

That's what we use for our on-line activities including my consulting work, OSHA a USDOT type research etc.

Your iPhone or Android will allow laptops, PC and tablets access with no trouble.

From: kellyharris
19-Nov-17
No we did not!

Well F*** a duck!!!

We just pulled in and I realize I lost one of my 3 bins of clothing!

Guess which bin? The one with all of my camo. I had a set of predator cotton bibs, and two cotton predator jackets I’ve had for over 20 years.

I lost my rain gear, countless pairs of smart wool socks, scent lock plus pants and jacket! And whatever else was in that bin!

When it rains it F-Ing pours!!!

From: Bou'bound
19-Nov-17
What the heck did it fall out on 275 somewhere

From: kellyharris
19-Nov-17
I? take 50 to 35 to 71s home

We live off 71

From: INbowdude
19-Nov-17
Kelly, as a high school teacher I would never assign any work to be done during deer season and especially during youth season and on a Sunday night? What kind of monster is her teacher? LOL

From: mlh2000
19-Nov-17
she obviously supports PETA...

19-Nov-17
Lol

From: kellyharris
19-Nov-17
Lol by the way MLH2000 is my daughter Morgan

From: Bou'bound
20-Nov-17
Kelly,

so is this year's adventure officially over or will you be heading back out there and brining us more action?

From: kellyharris
20-Nov-17
Lol not done hunting by any means.

I was going to hunt in Loveland this morning but now only owning the camo I wore home it needs washed.

Hoping to make it out this evening.

From: JayG@work
20-Nov-17
Kelly, how the heck did you lose a bin of hunting clothes?? Between the camper, your clothes, my issues with my back, my fridge and freezer going out whikle I was gone, my heater motor going out too, etc. I would say that this year was a cursed year.. WTF??

From: Bou'bound
20-Nov-17
glad to know the year is not over and the action will continue. This thread is riveting each year, deer or not, and 2017 is no exception. Keep the news coming.

From: kellyharris
20-Nov-17
Sitting between two farm ponds right now in Loveland hunting with the only pair of camo I have left! Well after having to climb the tree twice because my pull up rope got tangled on a big broken Branch below.

JayG- l will get your ozonics that I found in camping drivewayshipped to you this week!

#huntseasonfromhell #whatcangowrongwillgowrong #murphyslaw

From: kellyharris
20-Nov-17
Here you can see the pinch point between the two ponds. I grew up fishing these two ponds. The pond in the right is where my father taught me to swim.

Decent rub line to my left.

From: kellyharris
20-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo

From: Bear Track
20-Nov-17
Looks like a nice spot. Hope the deer think so too!

The lack of snow looks so inviting by the way!

From: kellyharris
20-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo

From: kellyharris
20-Nov-17

kellyharris's embedded Photo
kellyharris's embedded Photo
8 with a spike

But not a True114 class buck

WOW, I cannot wait to get Morgan out on this guy or the other 2 bucks that have some maturity about them!

Ohio Gun season starts the Monday after Thanksgiving and my goal is to have Morgan out here after school everyday!

From: kellyharris
20-Nov-17
I saw a total of 7 deer tonight 6 bucks and one doe.

Watching the fork horn trying to spar with this guy was hilarious.

Then the spike and fork horn started fighting and they were honestly trying to whip each other’s butt with some intensity.

After michele saw these photos she said she can probably hunt This Wednesday and possibly Friday?

I know good and well if she didn’t see these photos she would not have even thought of hunting the night before Thanksgiving!

From: Fulldraw1972
20-Nov-17
Wow Kelly I have to tip my hat to you. I don’t think I could hold out like you have.

I have a buddy that knows the feeling of loosing a tote with hunting gear in it. He lost binoculars, rangefinder all his camo, etc. Worse part was it was on his way to hunting camp. He had to borrow from all of us to make the week hunt.

Thanks for sharing your season. What a great thread.

From: kellyharris
21-Nov-17
Thanks fulldraw1972 but after 30 years of bow hunting and killing a shit ton of deer I realized the best part of the hunt isn’t always the kill.

Now with 41 years of bow hunting under my belt I realize that what I learned after 30 years still holds true.

I truly appreciate the compliments on this thread. It’s awesome to share these adventures in life. I have no insecurities to have to hide my mistakes and faults. I have no desire or lack of security either that requires me to post on 10-20 other websites. I have made some truly GREAT FRIENDS on this site. No need for other websites well except for Facebook and my rinky dink personal site.

Lots of folks here on Bowsite I think enjoy the hunt, time in the woods, being with God in his beautiful creation as much as I do. Some don’t have a need to kill every hunt. Some do have a need and that is perfectly fine. It’s their hunt not mine.

I know there are a few who doubt that I have killed many like this one I let have a hall pass tonight and that’s ok. I am not a Member of any club per say we’ll except for the Loveland Arie Eagles lol. But with not being in a club or having a need to enter anything maybe it makes it easier to hold out?

I do like to pick out 1-2 bucks per year mostly one buck and make it a quest to hunt him and only him. Of course if a monster buck comes by I am going to do my best to get him but he has to have that wow factor.

Don’t get me wrong I do have some dream hunts that I do hope I tag out on. Those are Caribou, Mountain lion, Antelope, and possibly a gator hunt with BPM. Oh and another bear hunt at Bear Tracks place. That will come soon enough. I feel very good with my decision to invest in my 401k rather than hunts at a young age. Now I will easily be able to afford those hunts when I retire.

But I would give all my hunting up in a heartbeat if my wife or family needed my attention or help for any reason. It’s always family first for me. Honestly my hunting is way down on the list for me when it comes to my family!

As a popular fellow bowsiter once said gotta keep momma bear happy at all times! Because if Momma bear isn’t happy no one is happy!

I did get several pm and text from some of you guys who wanted to lend me gear, give me free gear, or sell me stuff cheap that they don’t use anymore because I lost mine on Sunday.

I appreciate that a ton! It means a lot to me. The money isn’t the issue. Heck I’ve had so Much gear stolen with our campers getting broken into over the last 10 years it’s crazy! (No gear stays in camper when not hunting anymore) That there was 3-4k stolen in camo, range finder, binoculars, television, etc.

Like I said the predator gear was more sentimental than anything. Hell the 2 jackets were size large I couldn’t even draw my bow back because the shoulders were to tight. The bibs would fit great for another 20 years. I’m lucky I had two full sets of that stuff and glad I wore the one set of bibs home.

I will be buying camo either later this week or early next week. I had a text from a person here on Bowsite who can hook me up in a big way.

Tonight is my first night back and I had no idea I signed up for 12.5 hour days tomorrow and Wednesday. So that puts a damper on some hunt time this week.

But I will be hunting Thanksgiving morning for sure and hopefully that magnificent 114 bucks gives me a nice 12 yard quartering away shot.

Oh I forgot to mention last week while in camp I? got a phone call from a company in Alaska wanting me to make a bid as a consultant to make them landfill free! Talk about an adventure working in Alaska and getting to hunt up there a lot! I call them back tomorrow to discuss more details about the job.

More Excellent Outdoor Adventures coming from this guy later this week!

From: scentman
21-Nov-17
John Cameron Swazi once said... "takes a lickn and keeps on tickn" that can also apply to you my Friend. scentman

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