01-28-2009, 12:25 PM #1
2008 gone! How was your 2008 deer season
Mine sucked. I harvested a good eight pointer but over all the season wasnt one of my best.
I attribute mine to hunting pressure and lack of food source.Elite bows, Vortex Binos, Trophy Taker sights, Carter releases, Goldtip Arrows. CBE sights, Vapor Trail Strings, B Stinger stabilizers
01-28-2009, 12:30 PM #2
Mine sucked too.
Saw ZERO shooters.
Killed a small doeWARP SPEED
01-28-2009, 01:06 PM #3
Mine wasn't so good. I let the biggest deer of the year walk by first hour I was in the woods. My boy's told me I would be sorry but I knew there was bigger there. I was waiting on an 11 point I had trail cam pictures of. So ended with only a doe.
01-28-2009, 01:16 PM #4
No the biggest rack but he dressed out at 195 lbs according to my butcher...
01-28-2009, 01:17 PM #5
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
Had a pretty good year. #s were about the same as 07 but overall antler size was less. No squawking from me.
01-28-2009, 01:59 PM #6
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
1st. full season w / bow.
3 clean kills, & 1 clean miss. 2 nice does, & 1 wierd rack 8 pt.
No complaints. Turkeys are next!!!
01-28-2009, 02:26 PM #7
I have until sunday. I'm gonna give it one last shot this weekend. I've seen a bunch of deer, but haven't shot anything yet.Proud Member of the FBSA
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01-28-2009, 06:46 PM #8
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
- Wisconsin, USA
I had a good year hunting here in Wisconsin, I put in a lot of time and seen a lot of deer, I came close to shooting the buck that I had on camera that I was after all fall, but he still lives another year everything here is free roaming swamp and some farm land with a lot of Oak & Pine trees so it takes a lot of patience.
5 deer with bow – all 5 does
5 deer with the gun – 1 Buck 4 does
2 went to families that needed food
2 were for my son in college who he and his roommates think it the best stuff ever
Here’s a picture of the buck
The Buck I shot
And the Buck that lives
Last edited by JDX--; 01-28-2009 at 06:58 PM.The only one that is your competitor is the air between your ears!
01-28-2009, 10:05 PM #9
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- South East Massachusetts
No complaints really. I always wish for more time in, but I got more than last year, and got some venison in the freezer. Could have been worse. Hey, only 9 months to go.FBSA Member
01-28-2009, 10:21 PM #10
Good season for me
3 does with my bow, one late season
1 10 pointer with my smokepole(biggest buck to date)
I did however miss the two biggest bucks I have ever had a chance at, one around 170" (have trail cam pics), and the other was about 150" non-typical on public ground. Lesson I learned this year.... aim a little low!!Hoyt Trykon-390 gr.@280fps.
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01-28-2009, 11:07 PM #11
01-28-2009, 11:07 PM #12
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01-29-2009, 08:38 AM #13
Good season over all; filled my buck tag in 2 states - with one of them being my best archery buck to date. However I did blow it on 2 does.Bear Kodiak Magnum, Easton XX75 Legacy w/Zwicky's, Great Northern Quiver
Black & Pink package for the Princess: Martin Mystic, Sword Apex, Limb Driver
01-29-2009, 09:39 AM #14
Took some youth afield, had a great time! Most importantly got them off the X-Box/Play-Station for a day.
Had a community lunchoen at the church.
Delivered 20 meals to local elderly/disabled/shut-in people.
Donated everything else (except for the straps an 1 the one Quarter pictured below) to the local Emergency Shelter for battered women & children
Forgot the digital camera at the house but took some pictures after we left the check-in station and got all cleaned up:
Gone camping in the mountains of Afghanistan.
Will return sometime in early/mid 2012.
01-29-2009, 10:11 AM #15
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
- Southern Wisconsin
Had a great season hunting with friends and family. Spent a lot of time in the woods with the bow and was able to harvest my first ever deer with a compound bow. Also took a doe from the same stand location two weeks later with the rifle.
Photos from the Vortex Open http://www.3dshoots.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26887
Check out the Trophy Room http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/trophy_room
01-29-2009, 10:18 AM #16
Hey Rodney....is there any wild game left in your area after you've been there!?.....
01-29-2009, 10:30 AM #17
2008 was not bad, never saw a good shooter buck but ended up taking 2 old does...I still have until 2/01/09 before Ohio's deer season is over, if the freakin snow would stop for awhile I may still try to get 1 more!!!
01-29-2009, 10:37 AM #18
01-29-2009, 01:30 PM #19
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
- upstate New York
Another fantasic year for me. Spent time with family and friends pursuing whitetails. Filled my freezer shooting a bunch. Enjoyed all the sights,sounds, and smells the good lord gives me when I hunt. Didn't wound anything (at least not too badly).
Hey Daniel Boone
I feel sorry for ya. Most people I know (including myself) wound consider shooting a good 8 point and seeing the deer you see (from your pics) a GREAT year. You seem to have lost touch with the big wonderful picture.ORIGINAL SWITCHBACK
"The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood" - Emerson
01-29-2009, 02:44 PM #20
The Best EVER
For me at least.
I had the oppurtunity to meet a great new friend in DB, as well as, hunt with him for a day.
Harvested my first archery deer!!!!
Harvested another freezer filler with my rifle.
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