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    I only got out 4 times due to health issues i finally got on the right meds so i am not into congestive heart failure i can walk farther now.
    Now i got another health problem to deal with cancer i have it in my left ear and left side of my neck will fight it to the end...................

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    Good luck with all that...
    I would urge you to consider mother natures medicine for that. I'm not on it myself but I know people that are.

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    Not great

    Got off to a slow start this season. Missed some of bow season and one stand just wasn't quite right but I was limited by property lines. Changed strategy a bit and put up another stand and took a nice size doe with muzzleloader. One tract of land I have hunted for 10 years was completely overrun with coyote and the deer were pushed out and up hill from what I could see. Had a couple big walkabouts for the one buck I spotted but just couldn't get a shot on him. I will be back next year! Have plans for my closest stands; will put in some food plots to pull them over the property lines and made a simple gravity corn feeder that they are hitting regularly (yes I'm legal zone for baiting).

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    Stay strong!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I only got out 4 times due to health issues i finally got on the right meds so i am not into congestive heart failure i can walk farther now.
    Now i got another health problem to deal with cancer i have it in my left ear and left side of my neck will fight it to the end...................
    STAY STRONG, brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I only got out 4 times due to health issues i finally got on the right meds so i am not into congestive heart failure i can walk farther now.
    Now i got another health problem to deal with cancer i have it in my left ear and left side of my neck will fight it to the end...................

    Im glad that you are making some progress and that you are on the right meds. It is hard to hunt when you can't get areound. I hunted very little myself this season.

    Hang in there and keep fighting you are gaining on it.

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    Probably my worst year but mostly because of non-hunting concerns that ate my time. Hardly got out and when I finally did I've not seen a single deer in the woods. On the side of the road I've seen plenty. They just kinda look at me when I curse em out and ask em where they've been.

    We are keeping you in our prayers Andy.

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    I had a great season. I got 2 does and a big 8 in CT as well as a 10 point in Mississippi. Then I got hooked up with the NW boys and got addicted to waterfowling.


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    I know my goals for this spring and summer are to shoot more. I have a horrible habit of flinching and though it didn't stop me from connecting twice, I do believe it stopped me from connecting a third time.
    Years ago I missed a deer from about 20 yards because I flinched. So that's my major goal this year, shake that horrible habit.

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    My season was the same.

    But for my daughter, she and I hunted out of a ground blind on some property we have. She has been out many years hunting with a bow but has yet to take a deer. She has never seen a buck within bow range and this year wanted the buck that (still) roams there, attached is a picture of the buck she wanted, picture is from mid July.

    So we are out there right after the season started in September and a nice sized doe comes by, we are watching it and its no more than 10 yards from us and stands there for 10 minutes eating. Nope, wait for the buck she says. She sat on many different stands on this property and even in the blind again, her season ended with nothing.

    My season, well a week later, I took a doe (not the same one) and a small buck with my bow within 10 minutes of each other and my season was over. I did offer to take her the morning I shot the deer, but no.. she wanted to sleep.

    This coming year, I plan on another one or 2 for me off this land but unfortunately she's spending late August to mid December studying in Italy so looks like her season is shot to hell. Not worth hunting this property in December, I have found over the years the deer go elsewhere and I have or know of no other property that holds deer late in the season..

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    I had a slow year up until shotgun A season. Sat about 15 times during bow season and only saw 3 deer. I did see more bears than ever before. One female bear even stalked me, walking a big circle through the laurel until she was able to get downwind of me. Luckily she figured out that I wasn't dinner and eventually wandered off. She had a tag in both ears and was with 3 cubs. I saw a total of 8 bears during bow season.

    I took 2 does opening day of a controlled shotgun hunt. They came out of the thick laurel together at first light. A few days later I missed a small buck trailing a doe. He was so focused on following her that he didn't react at all to the sound of the shot. He just kept following her scent trail through the woods. A few days after I connected with a decent 8 point buck that came in directly behind my stand. I was able to bend around the tree, aim quickly and fire before he caught my movement and ran.

    Overall I had a great season, saw a lot of wildlife, and have plenty of meat in the freezer.

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