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Opening Day Rifle/Shotgun
Connecticut
Contributors to this thread:
KingBuck 17-Nov-21
soapdish 17-Nov-21
Corax_latrans 17-Nov-21
Thisismyhandle 17-Nov-21
soapdish 17-Nov-21
Thisismyhandle 17-Nov-21
soapdish 17-Nov-21
Woodsnut 17-Nov-21
Woodsnut 17-Nov-21
soapdish 17-Nov-21
Notme 17-Nov-21
Notme 17-Nov-21
Thisismyhandle 18-Nov-21
soapdish 18-Nov-21
tompolaris 18-Nov-21
spike78 18-Nov-21
BIGERN 19-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 19-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 19-Nov-21
nehunter 19-Nov-21
Brian M. 19-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 19-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 19-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 19-Nov-21
Big Dog 20-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 20-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 20-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 20-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 20-Nov-21
Woodsnut 20-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 20-Nov-21
nehunter 20-Nov-21
2Wild Bill 20-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 20-Nov-21
Tall 1 20-Nov-21
nehunter 20-Nov-21
nehunter 20-Nov-21
Blood 20-Nov-21
Big Dog 20-Nov-21
BBB 20-Nov-21
Brian M. 20-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 20-Nov-21
Wilgabeast 20-Nov-21
Tall 1 20-Nov-21
Woodsnut 21-Nov-21
Notme 21-Nov-21
Corax_latrans 21-Nov-21
air leak 21-Nov-21
Gene 21-Nov-21
spike78 21-Nov-21
nehunter 21-Nov-21
JohnNWCT 21-Nov-21
nehunter 25-Nov-21
Tall 1 25-Nov-21
DeerDan 26-Nov-21
From: KingBuck
17-Nov-21
Good luck to everyone. For those still bow don’t forget your orange.

Haven’t seen anything yet this morning. And I’ve only heard 1 shot; opening day used to sound like WW3….deer movement at property has been slow past week. Before that I had deer moving like crazy on cameras.

From: soapdish
17-Nov-21
Slow here in Coventry. Only 2 shots. Bizzarr. Heard a couple dogs barking nearby, usually tells me that the deer are nearby. We'll see

17-Nov-21
Crossbows.

I forget where I saw the data, but Firearms tag sales have been dropping like crazy since crossbows got included.

Pretty safe bet that all the most hardcore of the shotgunners have switched over so they can hunt the first half of the month, so the “shotgun season” pressure probably started about 2 weeks ago.

You’d think that at some point the shotgunners would raise hell over crossbows on public land during archery season. They already have all of the Public land carved up into various little pieces, so you might think it’d be pretty straightforward to say that crossbows aren’t allowed onto ANY of it, or at least not until the Shotgun seasons have ended.

17-Nov-21
The worst thing Deep ever did was allow crossguns to the masses. It should’ve stayed to handicaps and people over 50.

From: soapdish
17-Nov-21
and throw away tags

17-Nov-21
And throw away tags

From: soapdish
17-Nov-21
I assume that is a question? Years ago you had physical tags that had your license number on it. You would have to punch out the month and day on the tag and attach it to the deer upon killing it, until cut up for consumption. Before that, you would have to bring it to a check station.

From: Woodsnut
17-Nov-21
I enjoyed going to check station - see what others got, hear the stories etc. too bad deep did ask for volunteers- I sure some career minded collage kids or older guys would do- heck I would after I got mine lol

From: Woodsnut
17-Nov-21

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Yes tagged 9pt this am

From: soapdish
17-Nov-21
Sweet.

From: Notme
17-Nov-21

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Soap,something like this..I think this was the last year issued

From: Notme
17-Nov-21
Congrats Woodsnut!!!!

18-Nov-21
Yeah I remember the physical tags we had. They were blue. Good old days. As well as deer check stations. I brought plenty to northeast taxidermy.

From: soapdish
18-Nov-21
Not me.... correct..... are you gonna eat that cookie?

From: tompolaris
18-Nov-21
wood were dead today.

From: spike78
18-Nov-21
I highly doubt anyone is gonna drop their shotgun/rifle for a crossbow. Nice deer Woodsnut!

From: BIGERN
19-Nov-21

From: Wilgabeast
19-Nov-21

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Shot 3 coyotes on stand this morning .3rd one was floating in waste deep water

From: Wilgabeast
19-Nov-21
Shot 3 coyotes on stand this morning .3rd one was floating in waste deep water

From: nehunter
19-Nov-21
Great job WBeast. Saved a lot of Deer and Turkeys in the future

From: Brian M.
19-Nov-21
Awesome Wilga, what's the story?

From: Wilgabeast
19-Nov-21

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Well I was sitting in my stand on state land . It’s an oak island in the middle of a swamp . Have to wear hip boots to access it . Between very thick bedding and some agg fields. The bucks usually bed on the island in the fall and the does bed in the thick stuff to the East . I can shoot 100+ yards in 360 degrees . So it’s a great gun and bow stand. I was sitting there rite after first light and texted my buddy saying “ I can hear some splashing something is coming from my left” about 5 minutes later I caught movement 130 yards to my left . Pick up the scope and see 6 dogs milling through the swamp . Letting them come and then the lead dog takes a hard left and the pack starts following away. So it was now or never . Braces against the tree held steady and squeezed one off . The lead dog dropped . The other 5 ran at me . I let them get to 30 yards and lip squeaked to stop them , smoked the second one rite behind the ear . The rest took off running . One made the mistake of running around the island and right under me . 14 yards smoked her too . 3 dogs down 3 to go . Shot a big one in September from this same stand with the bow

From: Wilgabeast
19-Nov-21
Oh didn’t mention the first shot on the lead dog , put the range finder on it’s dead body and it was 111 yards . Pretty happy with that , now I know the 12 guage and accutips are still dead on

From: Wilgabeast
19-Nov-21
Oh didn’t mention the first shot on the lead dog , put the range finder on it’s dead body and it was 111 yards . Pretty happy with that , now I know the 12 guage and accutips are still dead on

From: Big Dog
20-Nov-21
Wilga, good shooting with your shotgun. I'm inundated with 'yotes and hope I get a shot at one this AM. Had a couple of encounters on the ground with them in the dark and am seriously thinking of concentrating on them after deer season. They're on my radar screen for sure. Do you take the pelts ?

From: Wilgabeast
20-Nov-21
Not now don’t start keeping furnuntill the end of December

From: Wilgabeast
20-Nov-21
Not now don’t start keeping furnuntill the end of December

From: Wilgabeast
20-Nov-21
Just filled my tag on a decent 8 pointer . State land shotgun

From: Wilgabeast
20-Nov-21
Just filled my tag on a decent 8 pointer . State land shotgun

From: Woodsnut
20-Nov-21
Get them dogs. Saved a few deer and other critters

From: Wilgabeast
20-Nov-21

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From: nehunter
20-Nov-21
Congrats!! Lot's of action at you're Honey Hole!

From: 2Wild Bill
20-Nov-21
Wilga, Congratulations, nice buck and job well done on those dogs.

From: Wilgabeast
20-Nov-21

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Thanks guys. I’ve had quite a year in mass and ct with the bow too

From: Tall 1
20-Nov-21
Congrats!! Great shooting!

From: nehunter
20-Nov-21

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I was lucky to get one of my target Bucks. Have 3-4 year's of pictures of him. 11 pt that weighs a lot, thank God for my sled as I was alone.

From: nehunter
20-Nov-21

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Need a bigger cart.

From: Blood
20-Nov-21
Wow! That’s an awesome deer! Congrats.

From: Big Dog
20-Nov-21
ne nice one

From: BBB
20-Nov-21
Way to go Steve!! That's a great buck.

I went today and didn't see a thing, not even a tree rat. The most disappointing thing was when I got down and did some scouting,.....no fresh sign, just lots of bear and coyote poop, something I haven't seen in this area before. Going to need to change things up next time out.

From: Brian M.
20-Nov-21
Garrett, Steve, congrats to both of you. Hell of a buck Steve.

I seen a lone doe fawn this afternoon, less than a minute after sitting down. She got a pass.

From: Wilgabeast
20-Nov-21
Congrats Steve . Fricken stud

From: Wilgabeast
20-Nov-21
Congrats Steve . Fricken stud

From: Tall 1
20-Nov-21
Great buck Steve!! That’s a beauty!

From: Woodsnut
21-Nov-21
Nice buck. - be on my wall for sure

From: Notme
21-Nov-21
Congrats to both of you guys..nice deer for sure!!!

21-Nov-21
“ I highly doubt anyone is gonna drop their shotgun/rifle for a crossbow.“

Not necessarily drop the shotgun, but certainly ADD the crossgun. But firearms tag sales are cratering and archery tags are up and all you see in the stores are x-bows.

Or maybe I’m just hallucinating….

From: air leak
21-Nov-21
Congratulations guys on some very nice bucks! And coyotes as well.

From: Gene
21-Nov-21
Congrats to you guys

From: spike78
21-Nov-21
Nice bucks guys! And I’m pretty curious as to why coyotes would swim in a swamp I did not think they would do that.

From: nehunter
21-Nov-21
I put a cell camera on my gut pile and only one coyote is on it.

Looks like he grabbed the lungs and liver, only Raven's on it now. Bear's must have hibernated as this place is loaded with Bear's.

From: JohnNWCT
21-Nov-21
Fantastic deer guys! Keep on those yotes. Had a bear climb the apple tree in my yard a few days ago. Got to bed! Lol

From: nehunter
25-Nov-21

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These two Bucks are following a Hot Doe. Walking out of a big field into the woods.

Taken this morning.

From: Tall 1
25-Nov-21
Nice bucks!

From: DeerDan
26-Nov-21
Great deer guys! Congratulations

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