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............you know the feeling! Stuck at work while all your buddies are out hunting, giving you the “play-by-play” of all the bucks chasing doe, sparring and making scrapes! While you sit at work totally distracted and useless every time you get another text! : (
I can’t be the only one this week........................
Even worse, Perry! I’ve been in Texas all weekend for a friggen wedding!! Fly home tonight, then head out early Tuesday morning to finish up one of my last jobs, hopefully on Friday. Then, let the games begin!
Those group texts can definitely be grueling, especially when the deer are moving and you’re on the sidelines.
I've bowhunted one day this deer season. And I took my daughter for youth rifle this last Saturday. The only two days I've deer hunted this fall. It's KILLING me. I usually have a few more days in the stand done by this time of the year. I always try to hunt November 8th. . . . a judge just set hearings that day that I have to cover. All my days I have marked off I'm having to give up for court appearances.
I'm feeling really sorry for myself right now :) I usually can get in 10-12 full days of November hunting. I think I'll be lucky with 3-4 this year.
However, my wife is keeping track of my days this year for the first time ever, and according to her tally, I've already hunted or been gone from home for hunting trips a total of 65 days this year :) So maybe I shouldn't feel so sorry for myself :)
You gotta get in the woods it’s crazy! (As we are at work getting updates.) it’s amazing how one animals behavior has such an impact on our plans and emotions!
Yeah, I’m feeling really bad for you right now, Bake, especially for as crappy of a year as you’ve had…..NOT!
Feelin sorry for you Bake! But don't worry November 5 - 12 is still coming and the Big Boys will be on the prowl.....
Yep, I'm mentally checked out. Leaving Saturday for my annual week long bow hunt and my mind is not on work. I have gotten 5 sits at home which is pretty good for me in October. I found scrapes popping up everywhere Saturday morning. It's just about go time!
LOL! I knew I wasn’t the only one..................... ;-)
Troy- did you tell the bride and groom they committed the cardinal sin?!(scheduling the wedding during archery season! ;-)
And Bake....................l’m REALLY trying HARD to feel sorry for you................,,,,,but 65 days??? REALLY?! ;-)
From: TMac 30-Oct-23 it’s amazing how one animals behavior has such an impact on our plans and emotions!
Yep! Quote of the day! : )
It hasn't felt like 65 days . . . . :)
And 65 days doesn't feel like much compared to some on this site! I think Treeman is like 120 days this year (I'll throw him under the bus)
For me, the pre-rut torture is having a 11 day rifle season start last Saturday just when things were starting to heat up. We can't bow hunt during the rifle seasons here on the eastern plains of Colorado.
Rut Nut…….I was not consulted before the wedding date. My wife and I talked about that yesterday….during OUR anniversary!…..I wasn’t consulted much about that day, either:-(
I have a one year olds attention span.
Bake- don’t even try the “JIMMY DID MORE THAN ME” excuse! ;-)
Troy- LOL! So you you’re saying you “took 2 for the team?!” : )
I'm really gonna hurt yalls feelings. I guess one could say I'm semi retired. I work 3 days a week. Found a deal on an old harley a few months ago & have fallen head over heels in love with riding my harley. Haven't been in the woods one single time, Yet, got the 4th through 14th off. Gonna make up for lost time.
When you put it like rut, nut, torture... ouch, conjurs up painful images... timex, some reason I picture Santa riding a full dresser!
It's really though. Hardest thing is when you start seeing big ones falling and it's like: "Came running to the rattles and chasing a doe" etc then you move heaven and earth to get out there but it's really not bangin yet...those odd deer are really the exceptions. Gotta be like Braveheart....Hoooooold....hooooooooold...HOOOOOOOOOLD until the time is right! lol
LOL Adam! I hear ya...............................but I am just too impatient like Kanati! ;-)
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Don’t sweat it worker guys. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I’m at Day 12 of 48 days. The grind continues.
LOL Charlie! But who you trying to kid???!!! We know you’re.................”LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT!” ;-)
It's brutal, especially when you are your own boss and are still in that situation... ha ha ha!
Charlie, I wish most of us felt sorry for your torturous hunting schedule, but Im sure no one does ;)
Good luck and shoot some bigguns
Hey, at least you guys get to hunt 'em in the rut! I get to watch all those big boys come down in about a week, posturing and stalking the does on my acreage, and not a damn thing me, or anyone else can do about it!
Northern CommieFornia is strategically designed for non- harvest !
I'm kinda with Charlie. In past years, I've hunted so much it became more like a job, and I got burnt out. Now, I've learned to pace myself a bit more. It's a tough dilemma to have. ;-)
Only three more working days...
My first year of retirement. I'm loving it.
That STINKS Jeff! When is your season?
"That STINKS Jeff! When is your season"?
Archery Season opens around the middle of August, Closes by middle of September in most Zones up here. Bucks only. So, the buck/doe ratios are a mess. Temps are often in or near triple digits throughout the Season.
Deer (Blacktails) don't start really chasing up here until around the 10th of November most years.
Can you say "mismanagement"? :^(
Oh boy............................................sounds like you boys are dealing with heat stroke during most(if not ALL) of your season! : (
I'll NEVER B**** about PA's archery deer season ever again! ;-)
I’m nearly two months from the rut, but up a tree in NE Louisiana as this front is passing through. And retired.
The torture continues! Got a text my buddy shot a buck this morning and the wife’s cousin who I hunt with saw a buck checking out some does and got a report of a HUGE buck chasing does on a property I have permission to hunt. Meanwhile this as close to “hunting” as I can get today! : (
Hang in there Perry, you're time is coming!
I know the feeling with work and hunting time.
Thanks Jim! That meme "nails it!"(literally ;-)
You really need to get out there Rut... I mean soon, your beginning to worry me ;0] lol!
Right?! I think my boss is too Eric! In fact, I may even be able to use some sick days now..................... ;-)
Ya kinda remind me of Jimmy Houston in that pic... OK get to work.
I think you may have gone off the deep end Rut! You may qualify for some "mental health" days;)
Be careful, Perry. You’re gonna make Treeman jealous with that hairdo!
That’s what I was going for Eric! : )
Troy- LOL! But I wasn’t kidding in that other thread when I said I “wanna be JTreeman!” ;-)
"In past years, I've hunted so much it became more like a job, and I got burnt out. Now, I've learned to pace myself a bit more"
Great minds think alike... Rut, you make this site fun!
THanks Eric.....................................just trying to do my part! t-roy is a hard act to follow though! ;-)
Yes t-roy is a class act and contributes many fun threads, I'm off to town to dole out some candy and frights to the local "munchkins"... happy Halloween fellow bowsiters and little ones... help the Dentist's pay off their student loans!
Halloween has always been good to me...I've killed two of my biggest bucks back to back Halloweens 2015 and 2016...I am tortured at work today also...I have little time this year to hunt. I'll be out this wknd.
Sitting in a tree with 90 minutes to go. Such a mind game.
Troy ! You came to Texas and didn’t call me or come visit ? DAMMITBOY !
I wouldn’t have been very good company, Don :-(
Another buddy texted me a pic of the buck his wife shot yesterday afternoon.......................2 more days of torture! ;-)
Internet: I'm off at 3pm tomorrow for 10 days. Please stop talking about mature bucks being seen!!!!!!! (Until Saturday) Thanks
I will make you guys feel better. I hunted yesterday morning, and didnt see a deer. Im starting to think Im in Connecticut instead of Ohio ;)
Rut torture is 75 degree temps
I hear you Bou! Was in the 60’s here Monday afternoon but still saw 2 bucks in the evening one trailing a doe that I drew on twice at last light..............just couldn’t see it thru the peep! : (
But the RUT is here and seeing bucks every day. Only the small ones have been in range. Saw 3 bucks before 8am this morning................