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Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 06-Nov-18
loesshillsarcher 06-Nov-18
Charlie Rehor 06-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 06-Nov-18
T Mac 06-Nov-18
midwest 06-Nov-18
Dale06 06-Nov-18
JTV 06-Nov-18
Stekewood 06-Nov-18
Bou'bound 06-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 07-Nov-18
Rut Nut 07-Nov-18
Forest bows 07-Nov-18
Medicinemann 07-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 07-Nov-18
GotBowAz 07-Nov-18
standswittaknife 07-Nov-18
Ambush 07-Nov-18
Hawkeye 07-Nov-18
12yards 07-Nov-18
DRR324 07-Nov-18
drycreek 07-Nov-18
BigOk 07-Nov-18
samman 07-Nov-18
Rut Nut 07-Nov-18
Shawn 07-Nov-18
LINK 07-Nov-18
ROUGHCOUNTRY 07-Nov-18
lewis 07-Nov-18
Bucbuster 07-Nov-18
BOWUNTR 07-Nov-18
Forest bows 08-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 08-Nov-18
greg simon 08-Nov-18
LINK 08-Nov-18
Forest bows 08-Nov-18
Bou'bound 08-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 08-Nov-18
Marty 08-Nov-18
JTV 08-Nov-18
Twinetickler 08-Nov-18
LTG 11 08-Nov-18
ROUGHCOUNTRY 08-Nov-18
T Mac 08-Nov-18
Forest bows 08-Nov-18
jwp1964 08-Nov-18
Bou'bound 08-Nov-18
Bowboy 08-Nov-18
Bake 08-Nov-18
Hawkeye 08-Nov-18
BigOk 08-Nov-18
Stekewood 08-Nov-18
Medicinemann 08-Nov-18
LWood 08-Nov-18
Zbone 09-Nov-18
Ned mobile 09-Nov-18
TD 09-Nov-18
Forest bows 09-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 09-Nov-18
cassman 09-Nov-18
greg simon 09-Nov-18
drycreek 09-Nov-18
Rut Nut 09-Nov-18
Medicinemann 09-Nov-18
Medicinemann 09-Nov-18
Travis 09-Nov-18
T Mac 09-Nov-18
Bou'bound 09-Nov-18
Bake 09-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 09-Nov-18
Bou'bound 09-Nov-18
brooktrout59 09-Nov-18
T Mac 09-Nov-18
cassman 09-Nov-18
Bigpizzaman 09-Nov-18
Charlie Rehor 09-Nov-18
Shawn 09-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 09-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 09-Nov-18
Medicinemann 09-Nov-18
Bou'bound 09-Nov-18
Medicinemann 09-Nov-18
Bowboy 09-Nov-18
Rob Nye 09-Nov-18
DRR324 09-Nov-18
hdaman 09-Nov-18
T Mac 09-Nov-18
GhostBird 09-Nov-18
GhostBird 09-Nov-18
JTV 09-Nov-18
LINK 09-Nov-18
GhostBird 09-Nov-18
Shawn 09-Nov-18
Huntcell 10-Nov-18
WV Mountaineer 10-Nov-18
Hawkeye 10-Nov-18
BOHUNTER09 10-Nov-18
Mad Trapper 10-Nov-18
cassman 10-Nov-18
LUNG$HOT 10-Nov-18
Thornton 10-Nov-18
Thornton 10-Nov-18
T Mac 10-Nov-18
Heat 10-Nov-18
Buffalo1 10-Nov-18
KsRancher 10-Nov-18
Medicinemann 10-Nov-18
Bou'bound 11-Nov-18
Pat Lefemine 11-Nov-18
JTV 11-Nov-18
jwp1964 11-Nov-18
DONK 13-Nov-18
Rut Nut 13-Nov-18
From: Pat Lefemine
06-Nov-18

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Hunt starts Wednesday November 7
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Hunt starts Wednesday November 7
We're back and looking for redemption after last year's debacle. Join Jake Ensign (Medicinemann, Tom Edgingtoin (Mad Trapper) and myself for our annual Live Bowhunt from Southwest Kansas.

06-Nov-18
Have a good hunt you guys. Thanks for sharing!!

06-Nov-18

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Woke up in Kansas as well! Good luck boys!!!!

From: Pat Lefemine
06-Nov-18

Pat Lefemine's Link
Link to live hunt

From: T Mac
06-Nov-18
Good luck guys! Looking forward to following along and see how this year unfolds.

From: midwest
06-Nov-18
Good luck, boys!

From: Dale06
06-Nov-18
Good luck, I’ll be in ground blinds north of dodge city starting Wednesday

From: JTV
06-Nov-18
Hope they are up and moving good ..my Vacation #2 starts Friday for 9 days... the first one was a bust .. the deer won .. ....... Good Luck ...

From: Stekewood
06-Nov-18
Good luck guys.

From: Bou'bound
06-Nov-18
Nothing better than redemption and you guys have the chance to put last year well out of mind

From: Pat Lefemine
07-Nov-18
Just filmed something I’ve never seen before and will show you guys at noon CST. Wild! Nobody will guess even though it involves bucks and is a common behavior.

From: Rut Nut
07-Nov-18
Good luck Pat! Can't wait to see it- some of us are living vicariously thru you guys this week! ;-)

From: Forest bows
07-Nov-18
Good luck guys.

From: Medicinemann
07-Nov-18
Three 8's and one 10. Nothing over 130" here.....four coyotes.

From: Pat Lefemine
07-Nov-18

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Mouth calls this time
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Mouth calls this time
Forgot to post this. Arrived early and didn’t waste any time killing coyotes. Called and killed two in 30 minutes.

From: GotBowAz
07-Nov-18
Keep it coming Pat!

07-Nov-18
I'm following.. keep at it Pat

From: Ambush
07-Nov-18
Best kind'a coyotes pictures!! That's your "Earn-a Buck" ticket.

Good luck guys and don't let last year dog you mentally. Just hunt!

From: Hawkeye
07-Nov-18
Good luck gentlemen!

From: 12yards
07-Nov-18
Good luck! Put a leak in a good one.

From: DRR324
07-Nov-18
Is it just me or are others jealous of Pat occasionally?? Good luck guys, put some time in the stands and let's see the results!

From: drycreek
07-Nov-18
Good luck all !

From: BigOk
07-Nov-18
Good luck

From: samman
07-Nov-18
How much heat is Pat going to get for posting a gun kill? Congrats on the dogs, hope you get into another good buck. Jealous, of course, duh!

From: Rut Nut
07-Nov-18
Occasionally Dave? NO- ALL THE TIME!!!!! ;-)

I just saw Pat's update: pretty cool (and totally unexpected) to see 2 bucks make scrapes side by side at the same time. Crazy!

From: Shawn
07-Nov-18
Been in Kansas since Halloween. It just getting going where I am!! You hit it right! Shawn

From: LINK
07-Nov-18
The weather doesn’t get much better than this in early November. I have a feeling something is hitting the ground tonight.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
07-Nov-18

ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
Ashland Kansas coop is selling 15 tons of corn per week..........basically a semi truck load. As Bill Murray said at dinner in the movie, What about Bob? "Pile it high and deep." :)

From: lewis
07-Nov-18
Good luck guys hoping for a memorable hunt Lewis

From: Bucbuster
07-Nov-18
Best of luck Pat! I will be heading to Southeast KS this Friday for a Bowhunt. I enjoy following your hunts. Thanks for sharing.

From: BOWUNTR
07-Nov-18
Good luck guys. Leaving for Kansas tomorrow, weather is looking good. Ed F

From: Forest bows
08-Nov-18
Ashland Kansas coop is selling 15 tons of corn per week..........basically a semi truck load. As Bill Murray said at dinner in the movie, What about Bob? "Pile it high and deep." :)

24-25 tons on a semi.

From: Pat Lefemine
08-Nov-18

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Shooter?
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Shooter?
Shooter?

From: greg simon
08-Nov-18
Looks like he may be old. Hard to tell from that picture. If he is old, yes. Young, no.

From: LINK
08-Nov-18
Not in Kansas.

From: Forest bows
08-Nov-18
Not a shooter for you guys given where you're at.

From: Bou'bound
08-Nov-18
Bigger ones will come in. They always do

From: Pat Lefemine
08-Nov-18
Buck Down!

From: Marty
08-Nov-18
Well, now you ruined my afternoon, will be checking computer non-stop!

From: JTV
08-Nov-18
I hope this translates into a blood trail challenge ...

From: Twinetickler
08-Nov-18
Nice!!! Let's see him! Congrats!

From: LTG 11
08-Nov-18
Pat, were there any sightings of the bucks you guys shot at last year?

Just curious if they've been seen again.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
08-Nov-18

ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
This 224 inch buck (gross) went down a couple weeks back a little north of the area that Pat and the boys are hunting.........

From: T Mac
08-Nov-18
Nice buck madtrapper love the mass!

From: Forest bows
08-Nov-18
Cool looking deer!

From: jwp1964
08-Nov-18
I love this thread. I think this is year 4 for me. Good luck!

From: Bou'bound
08-Nov-18
Gorgeous animal

From: Bowboy
08-Nov-18
Congrats Tom on a great buck!

From: Bake
08-Nov-18
Great buck Tom!

I wanna hear what happened in Jake and Nancy’s 5” base hunt?

From: Hawkeye
08-Nov-18
Congrats Tom!

From: BigOk
08-Nov-18
Great deer Tom.

From: Stekewood
08-Nov-18
Awesome buck Tom. Congratulations. Let’s see the pic Jake!

From: Medicinemann
08-Nov-18
I don't need to....Pat wants to hunt there tomorrow....so maybe he'll kill it.

From: LWood
08-Nov-18
Congratulations, Tom! Beautiful buck.

From: Zbone
09-Nov-18
Yeah real nice buck madtrapper, many CONGRATS!!!

09-Nov-18
Congrats Madtrapper!!! Jake pretty please share with us the beast that you allowed to live another day.

From: TD
09-Nov-18
Great job Tom! Congrats...... redemption...... =D

Wait just a minute...... Jake PASSED on a good buck.....???

You guys been slipping him some Prozac????

LOL! Keep it coming, love this hunt..... inflatables and all.....

From: Forest bows
09-Nov-18
The Jake I know don't pass nothing!!!! Must not of had 5" bases

From: Pat Lefemine
09-Nov-18
We’re down to one now!

From: cassman
09-Nov-18
Jake should not pass A large buck. Remember last year.

From: greg simon
09-Nov-18
Pictures, , Pictures, Pictures!!! Pat you are such a tease!!!!!!! You are killing us working guys!!!

From: drycreek
09-Nov-18
I love these threads ! Great entertainment on a rainy day in ETexas.

From: Rut Nut
09-Nov-18
Greg- I think he likes to do that as much as killing big bucks! ;-)

From: Medicinemann
09-Nov-18
I gave Pat several photos of my buck....so he'll probably post them later.

From: Medicinemann
09-Nov-18
I gave Pat several photos of my buck....so he'll probably post them later.

From: Travis
09-Nov-18
I cant believe you guys are still coming to KS each year.. figured you had moved on to Oklahoma by now..lol...looks like you're having a great hunt..enjoy

From: T Mac
09-Nov-18
Trying to read into Jake’s posts and thinking maybe Pat killed the buck jake let walk?

From: Bou'bound
09-Nov-18
Another one bites the dust

From: Bake
09-Nov-18
TMac, I was thinking Jake killed one . . .

From: Pat Lefemine
09-Nov-18

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Jake’s big 10
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Jake’s big 10
Jake passed this buck last night and we gave him a lot of guff over it. He went back and killed him this morning. That rarely happens but we’re glad it did. Perfect shot too!

From: Bou'bound
09-Nov-18
Well done. Gotta love a second chance. Rare I would expect to have that happen in the rut

From: brooktrout59
09-Nov-18
Great job Jake! Wow great Big Buck Deer! Monster.

From: T Mac
09-Nov-18
Great buck congrats Jake! Curious are his bases 5” or more?

From: cassman
09-Nov-18
Great buck. Jake it makes up for last years void

From: Bigpizzaman
09-Nov-18
Jake Jake Jake! We have to talk, and talk we shall at P&Y, I want to hear all about it, we shall also discuss Shiras! Congrats to you and Tom!

09-Nov-18
Jake: Dennis can fix that main beam:)

Congrats to both you and Tom!

From: Shawn
09-Nov-18
Why in the world would ya fix any antler on a deer? That is how it was when he hit the ground. Congrats!! Shawn

From: Pat Lefemine
09-Nov-18
Shawn, while I agree with you it’s a personal decision. Lots of guys do that and lots of guys don’t.

By the way. I’m back in the blind today. There’s two big shooters here and I’m not gonna kill either of them because I forgot to bring my bow.

I have to post this before Jake does. There’s no way I’m letting him post the humiliation. Which no doubt I deserve.

From: Pat Lefemine
09-Nov-18

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Cmon, no Ubers’ here??
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Cmon, no Ubers’ here??
This is not looking good.

From: Medicinemann
09-Nov-18

From: Bou'bound
09-Nov-18
Don’t feel bad pat we normally don’t need the bows anyway. Just every once and a while

From: Medicinemann
09-Nov-18
The best part is that Pat was in the blind for several minutes before he even realized that his bow was missing. Welcome to middle age, Pat!! LMAO!!! If you are wondering why the previous post was blank, it's because sometimes it's best to say nothing!! LOL......

From: Bowboy
09-Nov-18
Congrats Jake on a great buck!

From: Rob Nye
09-Nov-18
Hahahahahahahahahahaha

From: DRR324
09-Nov-18
Quick pole to make Pat feel better, how many have forgotten our bows on a hunt? A simple YES or NOT YET should suffice...

NOT YET!

From: hdaman
09-Nov-18
A photo safari!

From: T Mac
09-Nov-18
Quiver and license.... bow not yet

From: GhostBird
09-Nov-18
Haha, Yes. So fired up to get in the stand, didn't think to get my bow. Realized it halfway thru my 45 minute drive and turned around. Try telling your wife how you could forget your bow after showering and putting on clean underwear. I was determined to bring home a deer and prove myself to be faithful. Killed a young 5 point buck and have been happily married ever since.

From: GhostBird
09-Nov-18
Good work men... at least couple of you...

From: JTV
09-Nov-18
Never forgot the bow, but did forget the arrows/quiver once.... also keys to the stand when I used to lock them platform up on state land ....

From: LINK
09-Nov-18
I’ve never forgot my bow.... That’s definitely a senior moment and I’m not there yet. Now my release is different.

From: GhostBird
09-Nov-18
Always keep your release attached to your bow and have a backup in your pack. Lesson learned.

From: Shawn
09-Nov-18
Thats OK Pat, I once was driving down the road 55 mph and realized my bow was not in the back seat after I just got done hunting. I hit the brakes hard to turn around and you guessed it, it bounced off the hood and I than ran over it as well. Was not that upset about the bow but more so that it put a good dent in the hood of my new truck and I was maybe 25 at the time. Shawn

From: Huntcell
10-Nov-18
Day 4 To do list:

1. Don’t leave bow in camp.

10-Nov-18
Sometimes when we bow hunt we forget things. We all have different things that we take that others may not. A bow is a given. For Pat, so are running shoes.

From: Hawkeye
10-Nov-18
Congrats Jake on one heck of a buck!

From: BOHUNTER09
10-Nov-18
I drove 35 miles to hunt and realized my bow was sitting in the grass where I had parked the night before. 35 miles back and it was still there.

From: Mad Trapper
10-Nov-18
As you may have noticed, I never post during this hunt. I don't have time. As the FNG (Fine New Guy), it is my job to keep these jokers in line. It is a full time job. I hardly have time to squeeze in a hunt for myself. Take Jake for example. Jake is a fan of wool. Not camo wool, but plain wool. He has a wool turtle neck that, if worn with a smoking jacket, he could double for James Bond. Well the first morning of the hunt, I see Jake in his gray wool turtle neck and black wool pants during the typical chaos that ensues while we load into the trucks. I thought, well he will be adding his camo outer layer when he gets to the tree. Smart move I thought. Jake was hunting the stand that we call the Condo. It is a big tree and Jake figured that his gray and black wool attire would hide him better than camo, so that is all he wore. The condo probably gets the most wind of all of the stands. Wool does not break the wind. They tell me that when they picked Jake up, he was so stiff and cold, the could hardly get him into the truck! When it comes to gear, Jake's motto is "one is none and two is one". So he has two video cameras. He showed me the fancy arms that he uses to support a camera in the tree. They were impressive. I wondered if he used both cameras in the tree. I couldn't help but wonder if he does, with both camera arms and a bow hanger, his set up must look like the antennas set up on a radio station roof! When he first saw the buck that he ended up shooting, he videoed it on his phone. I asked him why he didn't use his fancy cameras and he said that the tree wasn't big enough to hold them! He took a lot of grief that night from passing that buck and during the ensuing conversation about where they were going to hunt the next day, Jake was afraid that Pat was going to go in and shoot that buck, so Jake claimed the stand for the next morning. I knew then and there that he was going to shoot that buck. As to Pat, I must admit that I can't wrap my head around Pat's scent control program. Imagine the horror that I had while eating breakfast by myself one morning (while the two boys slept) when I almost spilled some of my oatmeal on Pat's hunting hat laying on the kitchen table. Jake and I both hang our bows outside on the porch. Pat careful stores his bow on the kitchen table. I wondered about that for a while and quickly concluded that it was a genius move as there would be no way for him to forget his bow. Who am I to question his approach?. He has many more big bucks on the wall than I do. After I tagged out, I decided to head home to get in a few days of rest and work before I head out on my next hunting trip. When my plane landed in Pittsburgh, I got a text from Jake telling me that Pat had gone to the blind and forgot his bow and didn't even notice until he was in the blind! I think that maybe I left too soon...

From: cassman
10-Nov-18
Congrats Jake You got a superbuck

From: LUNG$HOT
10-Nov-18
Yeah Pat, can’t bring a knife to a bow fight! Hehe

From: Thornton
10-Nov-18
You guys are hunting within sight of my friend's ranch on the Cimarron River. I suspect the Box Ranch is also your neighbor, the one Yeti Coolers bought?

From: Thornton
10-Nov-18

Thornton's embedded Photo
Thornton's embedded Photo
Beautiful Country!

From: T Mac
10-Nov-18
Pat you still waiting for your bow to be delivered?

From: Heat
10-Nov-18
Good Luck Pat!

From: Buffalo1
10-Nov-18
Congrats to Tom and Jake for killing some very nice bucks.

Hopefully, will score soon.

Pat it takes courage to admit your forgetfulness. Because of your forgetful act you have successfully gained membership in to the CRS Club. We have a very large membership. Welcome brother ! !

From: KsRancher
10-Nov-18
Yep, I wouldn't have said a dang thing. And hope no one noticed. Going pheasant hunting last year I grabbed a 12 gauge out of the safe and grabbed a box of 20ga shells. Had to make exuses all day long why I didn't shoot a single shot.

From: Medicinemann
10-Nov-18
I find it interesting that Mad Trapper has finally stepped up. For the last four years, Pat and I have had some fun with each other (practical jokes, etc)....but we always had to leave Tommy out of it, not knowing if he could handle the abuse. Now that he has grown a set, it broadens the horizons for future banter. BTW Mad Trapper, what was the loud noise on the first morning of our hunt? Oh yeah, I remember, it was you ripping the fire alarm out of the wall, because you triggered it when you burnt the eggs that you were cooking.....after all, that is a really delicate recipe....lol But what really identifies your NFG status is that you wait until you get home, bust our balls on the forum, and THEN text us and ask us to repair/replace the fire alarm for you. Poor form.....but never fear, we have contracted the best, on a per diem basis.....and we're sending the bill to you....BTW, they are driving in.....from Maine. Since I am driving home, and you have asked me to bring your antlers and cape back for you, this opens up even more interesting possibilities....lol!!!

From: Bou'bound
11-Nov-18
good luck today you still have plenty of time and you normally get it done late anyway. you should just book two day hunts that way when you score on the second to last, or last day, it will eliminate the pre-kill waiting period.

From: Pat Lefemine
11-Nov-18
Thanks. We’re getting 3-4” of snow tomorrow and a low of 16 Monday. Yikes!

From: JTV
11-Nov-18
26 Degrees here now in NW Indiana .. Clear/7mph S/SW wind, chance of 1-2" snow.. I bucked out Friday (2.5 yr old 8 pt) , going back out tomorrow Monday for a Doe... doe hunting the rest of my vacation now... now just waiting for Pat to do his thing .... need a dead deer for a blood trail challenge ..

From: jwp1964
11-Nov-18
Good luck today! Look forward to a big ol' Kansas Buck pic!

From: DONK
13-Nov-18
Pat,

Good luck! Seems like a great morning here in Kansas.

From: Rut Nut
13-Nov-18
Hey Pat- take your bow this time! ;-)

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