I'm so ready for opening day

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  1. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

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    I'm trying to convince ashley that I need more gear. I don't think that she's buying into it though
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    How outfitted are you?

    I have a good accurate rifle, camo clothing, a good blind, an assortment of good knives, scent blocker, a sidearm, somethin to snack on, water, pee bottle, shootn stick, 2 way radio, buck grunt, doe piss, folding chair.. and this is stuff I carry to the blind in my pack.
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    joncutt87 Active Member

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    Rifle check, ammo check, camo check, knife check
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    You can never have enough gear, Especially when you leave three fourths of it at home.
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    Mre snacks check, doe urine check, scent away soap check
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    joncutt87 Active Member

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    I hunt from the hay shed, on top of two round bales
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    I'm looking at a call and a primos rattler
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    Calls will make a big difference in at least bringing in those rutty bucks in a bit closer. Its not like rattlin in N. texas, but if the bucks are plentiful, and posturing a lot, rattles will be productive. But a good set of calls will benefit any deer hunter. If the Boys seem ruddy, and aggressive, antler sheds, or those little disc rattles, a grunt call were a great purchase when I lived in Whitetail country for a short bit.

    And for the love of pete. Make sure you do absolutely everything you can to cover your scent. Get one of those pinch bottles of powder to check thermals and general wind direction. Be diligent, and be proactive in making sure the only reason the deer gets spooked... Is because you missed! Not because it busted you for not de-stankin the soles of your boots.
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    THE NIGHT BEFORE:
    FUEL&OIL CAR CLEAN WINDOWS CHECK TIRES Phone charge
    CHECK PERMITS AND LICENSES FILL WATER BOTTLES CHECK WEAPONS AND SCOPES MAKE COFFEE clean thermos
    CLOTHES BATTERIES WEATHER FOOD
    Phone charger Wallet/USC License WADERS
    Fill water bottles and place in cooler. Pack car. Pack Vehicle and lock car. Lay out clothes with belt, knife, gloves and hat, compress coat and pack, prepare coffee and sandwiches(cheese). Set alarm.
    Vehicle:
    Rain coat gun case Ammo & parts Orange
    scents cooler Hat-Wool/cloth Kleenex
    maps Tarp thermos heat packs
    decoys Stands Deer Cart Spare rope
    antlers camera/film Wallet/USC Peroxide
    MORNING: coffee and breakfast. Shower and bug juice. Dressed with essentials. Gun in case in car. Telephone on. Wallet hidden (usc in pocket).
    ESSENTIALS:
    License/Permit Swiss Knife Glasses & case Contact lens
    bug spray Hankie Phone Flash light
    Toilet kit GPS/Rhino Ammo Mini light
    PACK
    First Aid Rope Scent Calls
    Tissues Bug juice Search light Water
    License Pee Bottle Glass Case Food
    binoculars Coat-(cmprss'd) OP: heat packs Op book
    Prunners Wool face mask
    Carry Out
    Weapon Essentials Gloves Face mask
    GPS Car phone hat
    light Op-stand Life jacket

    Dog:
    Leash collar Food/snacks Whistle
    towels tick juice Water/bowl license
  10. JLA

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    I found those buck bombs work great during rut. I set one off by the feeders teh week before i got my game cams and the next morning there were piles of tracks on the bomb site. and tree scrapes all around. evidence of randy bucks coming in for an easy piece.
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    I'm going to try and avoid telling ashley how much I spent today
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    Just stealthily get that new swag in the gear bag, and act like you've had it all along! ;)

    Hahaha! Just kidding. It is in your best interest to inform her of all "extraciricular" purchases!

    I do have a running agreement going with my better half. There are those certain items... Fishing, and hunting crap for me, X-country running, and skiing for her...That when something we just cant live without comes across our path... We are allowed one big splurge per "quarter," or 4 every year... It keeps me in line, and keeps her on top of the finances a lil better, but we DO need to get that extra item every now and then, dont we!
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    If I bring one home tomorrow, i'll work it into conversation . Otherwise its on the new credit card
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    I only spent $100
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    I have an hour left, haven't seen a thing accept a feral cat. I keep hearing shots to the north and east.
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    Any calling tips?
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    Ah... Are you gettin a sig on yer phone?! Thats so awesome if you are hunting right now!!!

    A simple way to simply start gettin the woods to talk back... Put a little "whine" into a doe call, and sound like a rutty, but small fork'n horn. Ya dont need to be the biggest growl'n-est animal in the brush when calling on public lands early in the season.If ya got a rattle, try to only use it for a couple minutes to start, and every half hour or so, for maybe 20sec.-1min. at a time. It'll make 'em curious if anything.

    P.S.
    Keep in mind, Im an Oregon, thick timber Blacktail hunter for the most part. So take this info for what its worth. Time will give you your best gameplan!
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  18. joncutt87

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    I'll head back first thing monday, but I didn't see anything. I get full 3g coverage at the farm. I picked up a primos pack rack and a bone collector flextone call yesterday.
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    joncutt i'm often online out in the bush (within 10 miles from a tower anyway )

    makes life interesting eh ..
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    Keeps me from getting bored and moving around
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