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01-13-2019 05:30 AM
lon371 themasonrypros1 nice buck. Good luck on #2

bikerbeans good advice. Glad you are able to enjoy the outdoors. Hate seeing folks unable to do what they love.
01-12-2019 09:36 AM
bikerbeans Omega,

If your friend can still walk a little encourage him to keep hunting. I have been on oxygen 365/24/7 for over 10 years and i still deer hunt. I mostly ambush hunt as i can't walk too far. I put an oxygen bottle on my back and off i go. Only real issue is recovery of a deer if i can't drive my truck in to get it. I have found if you have beer and deer sausage it isn't too hard to find someone to drag.

Another hunting option for your friend is NWTF Wheeling Sportsmen hunts. These are organized guide hunts with transport to and from hunting blinds. These hunts are for deer and turkey. I have been on several of these hunts and they are a good time.

BB
01-10-2019 12:54 PM
omegahunter Good luck on your bonus buck!!

Good looking Blackout! I have one in AR format loaded with 125 Hornady SST at 2215 fps that my daughter packs when she goes with me. We haven't had the opportunity to bring one down with our Blackout yet.
01-09-2019 03:11 PM
themasonrypros1 I had a good season doesn’t deer don’t end of January (I’m lucky in a reduction zone). I got a 13 point 210 pound buck in the third week of October with my crossbow. Got a nice doe with my h&r 300 blackout. Still going out looking for my second buck, Passed a 2 1/2 8 point last Friday waiting for a nice one. I have them on camera just waiting for a mistake by one of them.
01-07-2019 01:26 PM
omegahunter
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Congrats sir. That sounds like a good season to me. Good for you for helping out a friend.

I have not seen any deer when hunting in a while now. I have seen many on my way to work around 03:30. One area I hunt has dogs running trough it constantly. My other area I hunt has had the owners son stomping through since before bow season. Time for a new area.

But I still like going out and enjoying the peacefulness of it.

Lonny
Thanks Lonny.

It was a very enjoyable season spent with my Dad. Glad it lasted to the last week; got lots of time with him this year.
01-06-2019 05:16 AM
lon371 8uck5nort I comment on your post I thought. Sounds like you had a pretty good season congrats.

Lonny
01-06-2019 05:14 AM
lon371 Congrats sir. That sounds like a good season to me. Good for you for helping out a friend.

I have not seen any deer when hunting in a while now. I have seen many on my way to work around 03:30. One area I hunt has dogs running trough it constantly. My other area I hunt has had the owners son stomping through since before bow season. Time for a new area.

But I still like going out and enjoying the peacefulness of it.

Lonny
01-03-2019 09:28 AM
omegahunter Well, had an old friend at church that had to be put on oxygen and can no longer hunt. I donated my first deer this year to him and he was tickled that I would think of him and give him a deer.

So on close inspection of what I had on hand, I needed to get one to top off our freezer (especially for burger). Got lucky on New Year's Day with a Hoosier Nat'l Forest doe.

Thank the good Lord for providing!!

Shot with an H&R Handi .35 Remington with brass trimmed to just under the 1.8" spec. Loaded with unknown maker 200 grain hollowpoints that I got from Dinny (I am pretty sure). Tried to spine her so that she would drop there on the ridge, but she made it 60-65 yards down into the valley. Bullet passed within an inch of the spine. Guess do to the lower velocity of the .35 Rem that there was not enough shock to do any damage to the nerves. I never got around to chronographing the load, but I was using 41.4 grains of LeverEvolution and the Hornady book has a max of 42.7 grains for the 200 grain bullet class. That load prints just under an inch in my Handi.

Good luck to anyone sticking it out the last few days of the season!!!
12-28-2018 01:25 PM
omegahunter Had more opportunities this year than probably since 2011 or 2012. Could have taken a small six, a couple spikes, a button, and a doe in archery. Could have easily shot a decent 8 and some does during gun season. Ended up shooting this doe on the first day of muzzleloader.
12-23-2018 10:05 AM
8uck5nort 3 deer down. Got my buck opening day with 30-06. Next day got a small doe again with an 06. Unfortunately I also wounded a nice mature doe which was the intended target. Did not find that one after several hours of tracking over 2 day period. I finished out my season on opening day of ML. Took a very nice mature doe at about 45 yards with my trusty CVA wolf.
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