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Old 11-13-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Maine
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lol Thanks NMLM. I NEEDED a good laugh. Maybe not quite THAT bad! At one point when I got into such thick raspberry canes I couldn't move without tripping I was getting pissy. I knew where I wanted to go but I couldn't find a way to get there. Then when I got out of them I couldn't find a deer trail, had to resort to a coyote trail, and the woods were so thick I couldn't see more than 5', I wasn't having fun anymore. At one point I stood in 3" of water and said outloud, "Dammit! I'm going home!" And I did. Amazing what a cup of coffee and husband who doesn't ask questions when I have "that" look on my face will do for a girl.

NMLM, you know Gram's Place? She's coming to get me at 1 o'clock. We're going out til dark.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Maine
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btw, it wasn't the thick woods that had me cursing. It was the buck that crossed the road behind me. Paved road, too close to my neighbors' home, between me and Steve. It went into the woods behind our house and no matter what we tried, we couldn't find him.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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I tagged 2 today. An 8 pointer that weighed 155 and another shot at 9 yesterday morning, but wasn't found till 10 this morning. At sunrise he walked within 50' of him, but the deer had it's buttocks eaten off by a bobcat and the cat covered the deer under leaves. Figured he lost about 4 lbs. of meat. The deer weighed in at 175 and was a 7-pointer.
12 deer have been tagged at my place this year, which isn't bad considering few people are hunting, (especially out of staters), and in my zone, doe permits were not given out.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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It's raining here now and I'm done until it ends!
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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I have to share this. I posted earlier that my brother got a 10 pt. buck the other day.
This morning I had an email from my neice of the deer in the back of my brother's truck. Nothing special except we're all giving him a hard time as his wife always gets her deer first.

In the background of the truck body I could see two lobster traps, so I just HAD to email him and ask him if he had to use one of the traps to catch the deer. Not sure if he will email me back or call me. LOL

AustinB, next time you see him, tell him you heard he catches deer in lobster traps.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Sat at one of my favored spots overlooking a wetland. After hearing what I think were several deer coming and going across the stream I figured I'd wait for some others to perhaps be drawn in. But the crunching and crashing I heard next was not a deer but a civil engineer(?) measuring markers around the wetland. I figured it's now after 4:00p.m. getting dark, and worrying about where that fool is now, I started to leave only to hear the deer that he had apparently spooked returning on my side of the bank in the fog. No view, no shot!! AAAAArrrgh!!!
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Sittin' on the rocks at the bay...
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Don't quit you two. Success is failure turned inside out. It'll come to you yet. You're both workin' it, so it will be. Rest up.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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Nobody is giving up! We're at halftime now! Time to regroup, freshen the scrapes move the tree stands,
shake the ticks out of our clothes and re-grease the boots.
My buddy jumped one this afternoon, it went into a swamp....one came out of that same swamp after dark tonight and was hit by a car! Ironically it happened just when my buddy was on his way home. He called me to take a walk down there in the morning to see if the deer was laying by the road. He said the car really nailed it. Broken grill and punched out headlight. Hopefully they came back and found the deer tonight.
I'll check it out in the AM
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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Nobody is giving up! We're at halftime now! Time to regroup, freshen the scrapes move the tree stands,
shake the ticks out of our clothes and re-grease the boots.
My buddy jumped one this afternoon, it went into a swamp....one came out of that same swamp after dark tonight and was hit by a car! Ironically it happened just when my buddy was on his way home. He called me to take a walk down there in the morning to see if the deer was laying by the road. He said the car really nailed it. Broken grill and punched out headlight. Hopefully they came back and found the deer tonight.
I'll check it out in the AM
4 years ago on the last day of the season i shot a nice buck with an 30-06 and on the way home from the tag station i hit and other big deer.so after the warden left i took them both home and hung them up.the next day some people stoped by becouse they see them hanging.they asked what i shot them with ,so i said this one i got with a 30-06 and this other one i got with a 30-0 FORD so its been kind of a joke now every time i see them.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I'm still trying to figure out how anyone can miss something as big as a deer at only 175 yards?
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