Stone Branch

Discussion in 'Habitat Improvement' started by Stone Branch, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    I'm sure.

    I have yet to have my peace and tranquility interrupted by a deer sighting.

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    Yesterday morning I saw something more rare than a deer, a marten, which is rare considering that they are considered extirpated from their original southern most range.

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    I finished inventorying my coffee tree.

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  2. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    Friday evening the palmate buck passed by my ridge north stand under my stink and worked a rub, not in the photo. He heard my grunt but proceeded to his next destination

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    which was the corn field that I planted under my ridge south stand.

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    Saturday morning at dawn I grunted up an 8pt off the main trail and up over the saddle. I was unfamiliar with him so he got a pass. After subsequent grunts and not seeing a deer he continued on.

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    Actually I am familiar with him he is a sturdy 8 here he is still patrolling my ridge top 2 1/2 hours later.

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  3. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    Not much scraping activity this past week but plenty of day time pictures.

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    Target 9

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  4. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    It’s definitely the time to be in a deer stand
     
  5. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    Looks good SB, good luck on the target!
     
  6. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    Ya you would think but I'm still up there cutting trails, dropping deadwood, and moving stands. I hope to try and be up there till 10 am this morning.

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    My sony cybershot camera has taken a beating for about ten years and finally gave up yesterday.

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    Thanks Drahts.

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  7. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    I was up in the stand that morning in the hot wind and sun 60 degrees felt like 80 and the 9 was coming right up to me at 8 o'clock. He stopped and turned left down the main trail. I threw some grunts at him into the wind be he apparently didn't hear them. I went back up later and finished moving my ladder stand


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    I carved out a shooting lane.

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    only close shots around the stand other wise.

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    My cast of characters is set going into tomorrow. Despite all my intrusion up there they are in front of the cameras day and night, often side stepping me and my saws.

    I think that the palmate buck is a 3 year old with a promising future, he gets a pass.

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    The big bully crab claw 9 who I passed on last late muzzleloader season could get shot this late muzzleloader season.

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    The 8 is a big mature deer and could get shot by an itchy trigger finger looking to dodge a $700 taxidermy bill.

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    So the 9 it is.

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  8. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    Man that 9 is a bruiser
     
  9. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    He has grown on me, I'm tickled to have him around.

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  10. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    I was in my Kill Zone stand tonight starting to feel a bit lonely then I had some customers. I already said that this buck gets killed in muzzleloader if need be.


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    I wasn't in my Kill Zone stand last night, due to the wind, I was 150 yards away in a pop up

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  11. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    The buck that I passed on donated his liver to me, the 10 year old neighbor boy shot him 2 evenings ago with his 30-30 iron sights about 200 yards off my property.

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    My oyster stump produced another crop and I almost missed it again.

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    Hill Top

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    Rock Pile

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    Kill Zone

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  12. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    My boys are still around but nocturnal this week.

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    This is my target nine listening to me pull up about 300 yards away.

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    Adios, headed for Sanctuary.

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    This boy came in to my life from Sanctuary

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    made the rounds

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    and perhaps back out.

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    but he retuned and is quite a looker. I may have a new target buck.

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    a picture of him from last year.

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  13. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    No pictures of my target 9 on the 20th then on the morning of the 21st a shot rang out down off the east end of my property. My neighbor shot at a big buck that was heading back on to my property. The buck made it back up on to my property but my target 9 no longer shows up to get his daily pictures taken. I won't go into the Sanctuary till hunting is over, at least gun, and I really can't get close enough to discern crow activity.

    The big 8 is still making his 2am rounds.

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    The palmate buck is still safe.

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    I have been hiking up instead of 4 wheeling.

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    I tried the antlers yesterday morning up on the Rock Pile to no avail.

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    Last evening was my 5th deerless hunt in a row.

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  14. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Did the neighbor have good blood? Did he see it get back on your property, or did he track it to your property?
     
  15. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 6 pointer

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    He said that he looked all morning, no blood, saw him go up the hill.

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