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Title: Antlerless
Post by: BBF on September 08, 2012, 12:18:44 PM
 I got my Doe tag for this year...... !! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: 2Nutz on September 08, 2012, 04:46:07 PM
Not going to deer hunt this year but wish I could sale all my tags! :-P
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: John Andrews on September 09, 2012, 12:41:18 AM
 O0 Good deal, BBF! And good luck!

 :'( Bummer, Nutz!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: bohicajuan on September 13, 2012, 04:13:20 PM
Way to go BFF!! O0 O0 O0 O0

Geez Nutz!! Between my back/shoulder and your legs we are a pair!! If you could loan me your arms and I could loan you my legs, we might be enough to ALMOST make a whole hunter.

Of course I have been called a ---hole many times in my life but not sure if that counts? :twisted: :wink: :idiot2 :idiot2
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: John Andrews on September 14, 2012, 09:24:43 AM
Way to go BFF!! O0 O0 O0 O0

Geez Nutz!! Between my back/shoulder and your legs we are a pair!! If you could loan me your arms and I could loan you my legs, we might be enough to ALMOST make a whole hunter.

Of course I have been called a ---hole many times in my life but not sure if that counts? :twisted: :wink: :idiot2 :idiot2
;D ;D ;D ;D  O0 It counts if ya want it to count, bo!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: 2Nutz on September 14, 2012, 01:07:13 PM
Way to go BFF!! O0 O0 O0 O0

Geez Nutz!! Between my back/shoulder and your legs we are a pair!! If you could loan me your arms and I could loan you my legs, we might be enough to ALMOST make a whole hunter.

Of course I have been called a ---hole many times in my life but not sure if that counts? :twisted: :wink: :idiot2 :idiot2
Ole brown eye huh... :shock: I hear ya Bo, we make a hell of a pair! Guess we could make it to johns place and he could drive us around his petting zoo. Put a couple of folding chairs in the back of his truck an ice chest full of beer and box full of shells!  O0 O0 Thats how they do it in Kansas and western Okla.
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: bohicajuan on September 14, 2012, 04:06:57 PM
Ole brown eye huh... :shock: I hear ya Bo, we make a hell of a pair! Guess we could make it to johns place and he could drive us around his petting zoo. Put a couple of folding chairs in the back of his truck an ice chest full of beer and box full of shells!  O0 O0 Thats how they do it in Kansas and western Okla.

Count me in! O0 O0 We'll get BC to drive us around and check out the local bars too! ;D :shock: :twisted: :roll: :wink:
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: 2Nutz on September 14, 2012, 09:14:37 PM
Count me in! O0 O0 We'll get BC to drive us around and check out the local bars too! ;D :shock: :twisted: :roll: :wink:
I dont know bout them gay bars in Kentucky! Guess if BC is with us we be safe huh!!! O0 :roll: :shock:
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: John Andrews on September 15, 2012, 05:14:34 AM
 ;D I have plenty of room in the truck for all you rascals!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BBF on September 16, 2012, 09:55:21 AM
;D I have plenty of room in the truck for all you rascals!

Yep, if you tie 'em up and pack in tight. :twisted:
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: John Andrews on September 17, 2012, 06:25:17 AM
Yep, if you tie 'em up and pack in tight. :twisted:
I AIN'T going to any gay bars!  :knuppel2  ;D

We leave those places to the Obama supporters.
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: 2Nutz on September 17, 2012, 04:41:38 PM
I AIN'T going to any gay bars!  :knuppel2  ;D

We leave those places to the Obama supporters.
O0 :twisted: :roll: :shock:
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: bohicajuan on September 17, 2012, 07:37:16 PM
Btw....BC zapped a nice 8 point with his crossbow this weekend. We have to wait for him to come back so he can post the photo. I don't know how!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BowNinja on September 18, 2012, 01:15:03 AM
I got the rest of my gear today and I"m going out for my first hunt of the year this Wednesday  :D Hunting on a WMA in Madison County KY. I have my bow tuned real nice and I'm packing up my alice-pack as I sit and write this. What kills me is they only allow you to hunt one day a week, so I'm currently looking for a place with better access. It is bow only, which I like, but if anyone knows of a good spot here in KY please let me know. Looking to fill the freezer and tan some hides this season!    O0
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: John Andrews on September 18, 2012, 05:27:04 AM
 O0 CONGRATULATIONS TO BC! And good luck, Bow!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: Big58cal on September 18, 2012, 05:32:24 PM
Good luck BBF!  Hope you can get some meat for the freezer!
 
I dont know bout them gay bars in Kentucky! Guess if BC is with us we be safe huh!!! O0 ::) :o

 
It's kind of like outrunning a bear Nutz.  I don't have to outrun the gays.  I just have to outrun you with your bad knees.  O0   You should have the squealing down pat by now.  ::)
 
BowNinja, you hunting Central KY WMA?  It's not much of a place to try to hunt.  Take a right at the T in the road past the clubhouse and go down that way and hunt on the right hand side.  There used to be some decent sign in there and I saw a few deer there when I hunted it a few times.  Best bet is to drive over toward Irvine and hunt Daniel Boone National Forest.  The KDFWR also just purchased a bunch of prime deer hunting land a little North of Lexington.  They may not have it open for hunting yet though.  Got to:  http://www.fw.ky.gov/ (http://www.fw.ky.gov/) and look around in the hunting section for public land.  You might be able to find something a little closer or better than Central.
 
 
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BowNinja on September 18, 2012, 09:56:56 PM
Right on BC thanks for the advice. When you say take a right at the T; are you talking about going past the archery range and parking on the right where the pull off spots are? It's the Miller Welch WMA between Richmond and Berea. I only live 30 minutes from Lexington so it would be nice to see some hunting land open up there, but I do not see anything listed in Fayette county on the website you listed, yet anyway. I don't have any experience hunting Daniel Boone National Forest. Any tips on good places to hunt there? Appreciate the help!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: Big58cal on September 19, 2012, 11:21:23 AM
Right on BC thanks for the advice. When you say take a right at the T; are you talking about going past the archery range and parking on the right where the pull off spots are? It's the Miller Welch WMA between Richmond and Berea. I only live 30 minutes from Lexington so it would be nice to see some hunting land open up there, but I do not see anything listed in Fayette county on the website you listed, yet anyway. I don't have any experience hunting Daniel Boone National Forest. Any tips on good places to hunt there? Appreciate the help!

 
Yeah, it looks like they changed the name of it.  It used to be just Central KY WMA.  Now it's Miller-Welch Central KY WMA.  ::)   If you come in from the main road between Richmond & Berea, the facility manager's house will be on the right along with the barns.  Just past that is the clubhouse and the trap range.  The road used to go up and T, with you either having to go right or left.  Take a right and go down 300-400 yds or so on the right.  There should be a pull off area there.  The land is relatively flat for a hundred yards or so once you leave the road and then it drops down a pretty good hill.  Down at the bottom of the hill (best I can remember) there was some woods around there that I used to hunt.  It's been close to 20 years ago though, so I'm sure quite a bit has changed around there.
 
Here's a link to some public land info on the KDFWR site:
 
http://fw.ky.gov/pdf/deerguide1112publicland.pdf (http://fw.ky.gov/pdf/deerguide1112publicland.pdf)
 
http://fw.ky.gov/navigation.aspx?cid=747&navpath=C741 (http://fw.ky.gov/navigation.aspx?cid=747&navpath=C741)
 
The first link has a map of the state with locations showing where the different WMA's are.  There's several in what is known as "The Golden Triangle" (area between Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati).  Most of that are is Zone 1 counties, so you'll be looking at pretty decent deer populations.
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BowNinja on September 20, 2012, 02:15:14 AM
As far as today went I was up next to Parish Tract lake. I found a nice area full of hardwood with a ton of acorns and walnuts on the ground. There was a cattle field to the west and some pines to the North. So I found a decent tree and climbed about 15 ft give or take and settled in. Sitting there I kept hearing what sounded like a person making their way through the brush, sticks breaking and such; then I saw the flash of white as a doe moved her tail. Using my 'Tagged Out' quick range finder I ranged her at 24-25 yards, a sweet shot if she presented a good angle. She was quartered towards me so I had no shot at this point. The wind was coming out of the SE so I was set and just waiting on her. All the sudden her head shot up along with her ears and she freakin bolted! Not wanting to chance gut shooting her at a sprint I let her be. I sat there a few more minutes, 3 max, and this older guy and this younger boy (who should have been in school) came around a big oak and were just stompin through the woods and talking like they were in a night club. They were making a lot of noise to say the least! They stopped around 5 yards from my stand and I heard the older guy say look here are some tracks. I quickly replied; 'there would have been a blood trail to join those tracks if you all didn't come stompin through the woods like a bunch of 5 year olds!'  That scared the sh*t out of both of 'em as they didn't see me in the stand. They older guy started to apologize and I cut him off letting him know he should be more considerate to his fellow hunters and his apology was not going to put that deer in my freezer. Shortly after they walked on North and I packed up. They way they were going they were going to push everything away from my location.  I was hoping to have some tenderloin and biscuits when I got home, but no such luck today!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BowNinja on September 20, 2012, 02:22:21 AM
If you look at the attachment I provided It shows the area we have been talking about. There are 4 parking areas with the one in more to the West. When you were hunting this area were you going in past the creek you see there or were you in more between the road and the creek, which according to scale is approx. 1/4 mile from the road. Using the red 'x' as a reference point where do you think I should setup next week? Again I greatly appreciate your help!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: John Andrews on September 20, 2012, 09:47:45 AM
We have a lot of those nitwits stomping through the woods without a clue. Some of them are hiking and don't give a care to hunters.

I had a gal squat under my tree when I was bow hunting bear in MN. She hiked her dress and hiked down her panties, and squated right under my tree to do her business when I gave a loud " AHEM"!  :shock: ;D

She bolted upright while pulling up her panties and ran to another gal a hunderd yards away. They were berry picking with their pack of kids. The gal that needed to relieve herself picked the wrong spot.

She was still scared and excitedly pointing and jabbering away, pointing towards my direction. They were looking into the thick brush and never looked up into the trees. Camo paid off that day.  ;D

The next day the same people showed up not far from me at the same spot, berry picking when two bears showed up right under my tree, a perfect setup. One of the bears, a big old cinnamon boar, made a false charge at them. My bow was on the hanger and I snap drew my pistol, aiming at the base of the bear's skull. I was yelling as all this was happening and squeezing the trigger. The bear hauled up short and the the gal I chased off the day before turned around and saw the bears.

The bear hauled up short and I let off the trigger, keeping the sights locked onto my target.

The gals and kids screamed and took off running to their parked stationwagon while the big old boar stood there. This all took place within a few seconds.

So, the two gals and the gang of kids in the car did a stare-down until the bears ambled deeper into the berry patch and disappeared. The car drove off while I let my pounding heart slow down.

Another day ruined!

Since I considered the big boar a pretty testy one in his private berry patch, I left my bow in my vehicle and returned the next day with my old Stevens 12 GA double. I had a close run-in with the old boar just a few yards from where all the excitement happened the day before, and was charged by him.

The old boar is now a rug with open mouth mount  in my home.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: bohicajuan on September 20, 2012, 03:47:24 PM
You just gave a very good example John as to why I will never live with, get married or seriously date a woman again. Deep down they are ALL retards!! :idiot2 :idiot2 :idiot2 :idiot2 :idiot2 :idiot2 :idiot2
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: 2Nutz on September 20, 2012, 08:21:49 PM
Well my bro in law called and got pics of ten diff. bucks so I gotz my order in!  O0 O0
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BowNinja on September 21, 2012, 02:46:42 AM
I plan on heading over to Daniel Boone National Forest this Sunday to try my luck. I have a buddy showing me some spots he has hunted for quite a few years. I am hoping I get lucky and have a young buck or a good size doe cross my path. DBNF is freakin huge, so I'm hoping I don't have a bunch of  :idiot2 'tards  :idiot2 ruining my trip.
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BBF on September 21, 2012, 11:55:28 AM
I'll tell you I will never hunt public land again for a number of reasons besides having to worry about others ruining my day. I've got a new partner, an old fart countryman of mine that has almost 80 acres with two very nice covered wooden stands overlooking a grassy area with lots of apple trees.
He didn't get a Doe Tag this year and we have agreed to split the Doe or whatever  shows up. He'll take a buck  if it shows and I'll do the Doe which are more numerous here.
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: Big58cal on September 21, 2012, 12:38:33 PM
Yesterday was a hell day, so I didn't have a chance to answer you.  Attached is an aerial view.  The circled areas are places that I used to hunt.  Bethlehem Rd is the same one that is on your map down by your X.  It dead ends there at the barn.  They used to have dove fields all around there.
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BowNinja on September 22, 2012, 04:11:54 AM
I hear  you on not wanting to hunt public land. It seems at times to be more aggravation than it is worth! I have been looking around and talking to people, but no one here or around Madison county wants to let a man hunt on their land. If I had a nice stretch of Private land to hunt on I'd jump on it quick!

BC - Thanks for the reply. I'm starting a new job this Monday and they have we working 9 hour shifts monday - friday. Since the WMA here only allows hunting on wednesdays I am out of luck hunting there for a minimum of three weeks to a month. I could get up real early, but then I'd be spent by midnight when I get off. Maybe when my schedule opens up I can get a little more hunting in.

many thanks again for the pix!
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: John Andrews on September 22, 2012, 08:11:20 AM
What works best for me hunting public land is to head out early and start hunting the areas as far as possible from the access roads, the back of the woods. Game there usually have less hunting pressure because most folks hunt close to the roads and paths.

Head for deer trails and travel as quiet and slow as possible.

I have noticed something else over the years. Most good hunting in the woods is where the birds are hanging out. When you don't hear birds in the trees where you are squirrel hunting, there seems to be fewer squirrels and other game.
Title: Re: Antlerless
Post by: BowNinja on September 22, 2012, 10:11:24 PM
That is a good tip, I'll pay attention to that when i'm out next!