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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post


    I haven’t heard about Evercalm in a few years, I know one guy who swore it worked but never knew anyone else who used the stuff. Guess I may have to give it a second look.


    I backed off babysitting our trail cams and let The Kid run them the past couple years. I’ve been thinking about trying a cellular model up top where we stay out of as much as possible before rifle opens. With him being away next fall it’s going to really change how we go about things. Have some ideas but we’ll see.
    The cameras we use sends remote images. WE DON'T CHECK CARDS

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    For 2021,the Moultrie trail cam that sent us real time pics was invaluable for forming game plans. Opened our eyes to the true mindset of late season deer in our area.
    Also, EVERCALM deer scent in the deodorant type stick. Long lasting and deer would smell it and give the "everything's cool" tail wag and come right by. Where we inadvertently made a small 30' or so diameter ring on a hillside we started finding deer beds WITHIN the ring. Says it all.
    Also a takeaway is even with a popup, ANY elevation gain helps.
    Stay safe, aim small

    I haven’t heard about Evercalm in a few years, I know one guy who swore it worked but never knew anyone else who used the stuff. Guess I may have to give it a second look.


    I backed off babysitting our trail cams and let The Kid run them the past couple years. I’ve been thinking about trying a cellular model up top where we stay out of as much as possible before rifle opens. With him being away next fall it’s going to really change how we go about things. Have some ideas but we’ll see.

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  • dewman
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    For 2021,the Moultrie trail cam that sent us real time pics was invaluable for forming game plans. Opened our eyes to the true mindset of late season deer in our area.
    Also, EVERCALM deer scent in the deodorant type stick. Long lasting and deer would smell it and give the "everything's cool" tail wag and come right by. Where we inadvertently made a small 30' or so diameter ring on a hillside we started finding deer beds WITHIN the ring. Says it all.
    Also a takeaway is even with a popup, ANY elevation gain helps.
    Stay safe, aim small
    Last edited by dewman; 01-03-2022, 08:50 AM.

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  • PigHunter
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post

    Handi in 45/70 it appears? Fancy forearm.

    The first deer I shot with a muzzleloader I thought was a doe, got a bit of a surprise when I went to gut “her”. Both bases had just started to develop a waxy film on them that wiped into a bloody mess on my fingers when I touched it. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d just dropped his antlers within that last hour.
    Yep, that's the .45-70 Handi. I've had it 12 years and have fired less than 20 rounds through it. That was for sighting in, two deer, two pigs, and a coyote.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
    Years ago I shot a 5-1/2 year old buck at the end of the season. He was thin and worn out from the rut and both antlers fell off when I started to drag him. The meat wasn't fit to eat when I got it back from the processor. I think that was a very sick buck.

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    Handi in 45/70 it appears? Fancy forearm.

    The first deer I shot with a muzzleloader I thought was a doe, got a bit of a surprise when I went to gut “her”. Both bases had just started to develop a waxy film on them that wiped into a bloody mess on my fingers when I touched it. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d just dropped his antlers within that last hour.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    Continuing the one horn theme. Youth season 2006. Both daughters shot one horned deer. One left side broken off, one right side broken. We refer to them as the "Twix" bucks. If you seen the commercials you get it. IMG_2683.jpg
    That’s awesome. Must have been a great day. Would have looked cool to see the racks side by side on the wall.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by dewman View Post
    Ok. Correction. The processor is my pards cousin. He dropped off the bullet and the horn this morning at his house on his way in and guess what. It does have a brow tine! I need some rest.
    I had originally clicked on the pic which helps clear up some of the fuzziness when you expand it and thought maybe but it was hard to tell in the leaves. If what I’m looking at is correct it’s only about an inch or so long and not very thick compared to the rest of the antler. It’s almost like an afterthought.

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  • PigHunter
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    Years ago I shot a 5-1/2 year old buck at the end of the season. He was thin and worn out from the rut and both antlers fell off when I started to drag him. The meat wasn't fit to eat when I got it back from the processor. I think that was a very sick buck.

    9_Point_2011_01_27.jpg

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  • dewman
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    Continuing the one horn theme. Youth season 2006. Both daughters shot one horned deer. One left side broken off, one right side broken. We refer to them as the "Twix" bucks. If you seen the commercials you get it. IMG_2683.jpg

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  • FirstBubba
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    Wanna hear sump'in weird?

    The one antlered buck I have .... is missing his "LEFT" antler!
    Is that a 🤯 or simply a 🤔?

    fitch270, breaking an antler AIN'T easy! LOL!
    I broke a set of spikes off a deer I had killed. I was surprised at the effort required to break even a spindly spike! ....and that was a 🤯!

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  • dewman
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    Ok. Correction. The processor is my pards cousin. He dropped off the bullet and the horn this morning at his house on his way in and guess what. It does have a brow tine! I need some rest.

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  • PigHunter
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    All I saw was a spike buck with long tines. He fed across the food plot, in easy bow shot distance. Our club minimum is 4 points total for members, 6 points for guests - eastern style of counting antler points.

    I didn't mind the box blind yesterday because of occasional showers. Was planning to make a shot through both shoulders if the right deer came along. The undergrowth is thick in that part of the property and the plan was to minimize tracking

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
    I’ve had to check that pic out a couple times now Dewman, he’s pretty wild. Any guess on age? Doesn’t appear old to me but maybe the rack was going the other way. Long main beam regardless.

    Thanks for posting that.
    No guess on age. It's raining on and off all day so gut and haul to processor as quick as possible.
    Just saw a trail cam pic of yet another small buck at 6:30 this morning. Deer are sure moving. If they weren't there was a pretty fox that came through I would have been tempted to take. IMG_2678.jpg
    Last edited by dewman; 12-28-2021, 08:33 PM.

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  • fitch270
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    I’ve had to check that pic out a couple times now Dewman, he’s pretty wild. Any guess on age? Doesn’t appear old to me but maybe the rack was going the other way. Long main beam regardless.

    Thanks for posting that.

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  • fitch270
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    Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
    I've got a one sided rack at home. The left main beam is about 4 inches long and the main beam and G1 were broken off just above the fork. He would have been a nice buck otherwise.
    Nice buck dewman! Congrats!
    The one in the picture I posted appears to have broke after velvet shed, makes me wonder how hard of a hit it took to break that sucker……

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