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2017 Success Thread
Virginia
Contributors to this thread:
Mike D 02-Oct-17
Fuzzy 03-Oct-17
Matt_B 04-Oct-17
SNYPER31 04-Oct-17
brwndg 06-Oct-17
tonyo6302 09-Oct-17
Mike D 09-Oct-17
4point 17-Oct-17
kk13 17-Oct-17
Mike D 20-Oct-17
tonyo6302 21-Oct-17
tonyo6302 22-Oct-17
tonyo6302 22-Oct-17
kk13 23-Oct-17
tonyo6302 23-Oct-17
Mike D 24-Oct-17
Shufigo 25-Oct-17
Matt_B 26-Oct-17
tonyo6302 26-Oct-17
kk13 26-Oct-17
Mike D 26-Oct-17
Stickbndr 29-Oct-17
tonyo6302 31-Oct-17
Mike D 31-Oct-17
Mike D 31-Oct-17
kk13 01-Nov-17
Mike D 01-Nov-17
kk13 04-Nov-17
kk13 06-Nov-17
kk13 06-Nov-17
tonyo6302 07-Nov-17
Bow Pro 07-Nov-17
tonyo6302 08-Nov-17
kk13 08-Nov-17
Mike D 08-Nov-17
tonyo6302 10-Nov-17
kk13 12-Nov-17
tonyo6302 13-Nov-17
kk13 13-Nov-17
Mike D 13-Nov-17
kk13 14-Nov-17
4point 19-Nov-17
kk13 19-Nov-17
tonyo6302 20-Nov-17
tonyo6302 07-Dec-17
From: Mike D
02-Oct-17

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This morning was a good hunt! Did some serious doe thinning in Fairfax. Started the season with a quad! Wahoo!

From: Fuzzy
03-Oct-17
wow! AWESOME!

From: Matt_B
04-Oct-17
I'd say, nice job Mike!

From: SNYPER31
04-Oct-17
awesome!!

From: brwndg
06-Oct-17
Congrats!! First Quad? I've had lots of doubles and a triple, but never a quad...That looks a lot of butchering. How long that take ya?

From: tonyo6302
09-Oct-17
Sweet. Congrats, Mike.

From: Mike D
09-Oct-17
Thanks, guys! Brwndg, I can't recall taking a quad before. Anybody else putting them on the ground?

From: 4point
17-Oct-17
NICE Cold snap this morning!!! Unfortunately I had to work lol......Anyone get out this morning? If so, you see some good movement?

From: kk13
17-Oct-17
I wish but I did get 2 does and my buddy got a 7pt on Saturday morning. going to try and slip out of work for the afternoon.

From: Mike D
20-Oct-17

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Way to go, KK! I got another double the other day in Loudoun. Had a crack at a third but passed as it wasn't a perfect shot,

From: tonyo6302
21-Oct-17
Mike, Mike, Mike !!!!!!!

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You need to go back to the Archery Range. That bottom deer, your arrow was at least 1/16th of an inch too far back!

LOL !

Congrats Mike and KK. Hope to get out soon.

Are the deer putting on any fat so far?

From: tonyo6302
22-Oct-17

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The good Lord smiled on me tonight.

From: tonyo6302
22-Oct-17

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Mike,

I need to go to the archery range, too !

I was at least a whole inch off !!!!!

;^)

From: kk13
23-Oct-17
nice. I was able to get a small doe on Friday at a managed hunt in Loudoun county in the morning. almost was able to get her sister in the afternoon. using a x bow due to injuries. trying to get back to my bow but recovering from broken bones sucks.

From: tonyo6302
23-Oct-17

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I dropped the Deer off at Silver Ridge Farm, in Stafford County, for butchering.

I asked Mr. Silver again for permission to hunt the black deer on his farm, but he said no.

Photo of his black deer posted above.

From: Mike D
24-Oct-17
LOL, Tony! Congrats, guys! Anyone else putting them down? Cooler weather is coming and they are getting frisky!

From: Shufigo
25-Oct-17

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Not exactly a wall hanger, but a nice symmetrical 8 point. In retrospect, a nice 2 1/2 year old that I should have passed. But hey, it'd been too many months since I'd had mature antlers under the stand.

From: Matt_B
26-Oct-17
Congrats! Hoping this cold snap kicks things in gear and ramps up activity. Headed out after work so we shall see.

From: tonyo6302
26-Oct-17
Nice. I would have launched an arrow at him too. I haven't killed a nice buck since 2011 or so. . .

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Congrats again!

From: kk13
26-Oct-17
nice job. heading out this afternoon. then I am off until November 13.

From: Mike D
26-Oct-17
Congrats! Forget retrospect...That's an awesome buck! Good luck, KK!! No bucks on my hunt this morning, but was fortunate and took 3 more does. Would post a pic but its pretty messy!

From: Stickbndr
29-Oct-17

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Bath GWNF from 2 wks ago.

From: tonyo6302
31-Oct-17
Nice Bear. Congrats.

From: Mike D
31-Oct-17
Stickbender, that's awesome! Congrats!

From: Mike D
31-Oct-17
BTW, its on! My cams show mature bucks on their feet now. Love the seeking phase!

From: kk13
01-Nov-17

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Got a double yesterday. I am doing pretty good so far .taken 8 so far and like,Mike said it's on.

From: Mike D
01-Nov-17
Dang KK, that's awesome! Beautiful buck...congrats!!

From: kk13
04-Nov-17
Been passing on a bunch of small bucks. Did get one more doe. Breaking out smoke pole for a bit for fun.

From: kk13
06-Nov-17

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2 more does for me and my buddy got thIs buck.

From: kk13
06-Nov-17

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2 more does for me and my buddy got thIs buck.

From: tonyo6302
07-Nov-17
Congrats on the Does. Nice buck by your friend, too.

From: Bow Pro
07-Nov-17

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Our Team has had a good start to our season and this guy is the biggest so far.

From: tonyo6302
08-Nov-17
Nice. Congrats.

From: kk13
08-Nov-17
Nice buck

From: Mike D
08-Nov-17

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Caught this one with his guard down chasing does this morning at 10:50.

From: tonyo6302
10-Nov-17
Sweet, nice Buck, Mike.

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Gonna try to get out again this weekend.

From: kk13
12-Nov-17

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Got this big 7 on Wednesday in Fauquier county and 2 more does in Loudoun with smoke pole

From: tonyo6302
13-Nov-17
Nice, kk.

I had two 6 points within 30 yards yesterday, but not within a shooting lane. Passed on the Does.

Saw good movement.

From: kk13
13-Nov-17
Thanks. Been seeing lots of little bucks chasing. Places I hunt are loaded with does.

From: Mike D
13-Nov-17

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Dang KK, another nice buck! Still doing a little doe patrol.

From: kk13
14-Nov-17
Nice. I am lucky to have a few good spots in Loco and Fauquier county.

From: 4point
19-Nov-17

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My father and I
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My father and I
Friday morning was a good morning. It's been a tough season getting out with a toddler and 6 month old. This guy was tailing a doe. From the moment I spotted him, to taking the shot, less than 10 seconds passed. It happened so fast! I got to track and recover with my father, which always makes the hunt that more special.

From: kk13
19-Nov-17
Nice buck congrats

From: tonyo6302
20-Nov-17
Great buck. Congrats.

From: tonyo6302
07-Dec-17

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5 yard shot - no kidding !
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5 yard shot - no kidding !
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Backing down the tree.
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Backing down the tree.
I went on a Hound Bear Hunt in Virginia this week. . ..

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What a HOOT !!!!

I hunted Monday through Wednesday, and the Houndsmen treed bears each day. They got me within 5 yards of a treed bear, twice. I was carrying my Hoyt on the first one.

Both bears were smaller than the one I shot in Quebec back in 2011, so they got a pass.

These Houndsmen ( and Hounds-Ladies ) are the real deal - true Virginians, God fearing people, and run all over the Mountains with ease - all the while I was falling to the forest floor gasping for air. They were some of the nicest people I have ever met.

Anyway, I had a real hoot. I will try to post some video if I figure it out again.

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