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Alabama Season Hunt-a-Long

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From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Thought I would do a season long hunt-a-long for the folks here that maybe can't hunt or maybe just not as much as they would like. This will last a while since our season lasts until February 10. Anyhoo if ya don't like this idea or my way of doing things there are other threads that will open just as easily. Hehe. I think that some will enjoy this and I know I will. So...here we go.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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Our season opened on Saturday, October 14th and the Sunday before I did some scouting and stump shooting. Found a group of white oaks that due to the high winds of a tropical storm blowing through were dropping pretty good.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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Set up a camera and left it for the week. When I came back on opening morning there had been some small bucks that were coming in at night and something was triggering it during the day but I had it zoomed in too much and whatever it was wasn't in the picture.

From: throwback
Date: 22-Oct-17




Cool, I'm looking forward to it. Thanks Ronnie.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




I cleared me out a spot between some trees and season began. I sat and watched perched on my one legged stool and enjoyed the day in the woods but there was nothing moving. No birds no squirrels. The woods were literally dead. Well this turtle was moving but he busted me and ran off. Hehe. Gave it up at 3:00 and walked home with nothing but a sore hind end.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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Oops forgot the pic

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Date: 22-Oct-17

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Sunday, October 15th. Back to the same spot at 2:30. The spot I had cleared out had tracks in it. Ha! Dang deer are making fun of me.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Sat until dark and had a doe with a fawn come by me but I let them walk since they were about 60 yards away. Hehe.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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On the way in I checked out my food plots that were planted 9 days before and got rained on the next day.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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Still purdy thin but coming along.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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This shot is from a elevated shooting house. This is where I bring the youngsters that can't hunt with a bow but are old enough to hunt with a gun. A lot of kids have taken their first deer here. And of course when the rut gets going good I'll be sitting here with a smoke pole.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Well apparently that shooting house ain't as level as it should be.

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Date: 22-Oct-17

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Friday, October 20th I took the Bobcat while heading to my stand. That story was posted in another thread so I won't get into that here BUT there is actually more to that story that I didn't tell. After taking the bobcat I went on to my stand on a creek crossing and just left the bobcat laying at the bottom of the tree. I only had about an hour and a half before dark so I figured it would be fine. 30 minutes into my sit here comes a nice doe. 125 pounder. As she got closer she started looking nervous. I felt like she could feel the presence of that bobcat. The wind was perfect but she felt something wasn't right and at 10 yards she still had not offered me a shot but suddenly made three quick hops in a semi-circle and stopped broadside at about 16 or 17 yards. A beautiful opportunity but I didn't put into play her being on alert and I missed her by an inch above her back. Should have been meat in the freezer. Instead it was an educational opportunity for her and she left blowing the whole way. Every deer in earshot new I was there so I headed on home.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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Sunday, October 22. Back to the white oaks but brought a stand in with me and I am elevated at about 16 feet. The trees are not dropping like they were but there are still plenty of acorns on the ground. It's a sunny but windy day about 70* at mid-day.

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Enjoyed that.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Checked the camera and there are a lot of pictures. I had repositioned it and got it pointed too high but it let me know some good information. The past several days the have been hitting these acorns hard late afternoon.

From: Thumper
Date: 22-Oct-17




Watching along from up in Decatur! Thanks for sharing...

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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Why is it that every time I hunt from a tree stand I have to drop something. Hehe. That is my pocket clip knife laying down there.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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I am at the foot of the mountain and here is a pic off the front of my stand.

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Date: 22-Oct-17

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To my right.

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Date: 22-Oct-17

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Behind my stand.

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Date: 22-Oct-17

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Camera says they are hitting these acorns between 3:30 and 6:00 for the last 4 days straight and I'm killing my battery so I'll put my phone up now. No telling how many deer have walked by me while I was getting this thread started. Hehe

From: crowfoot
Date: 22-Oct-17




That gun stand is level...9/10s is a half bubble off. .sorry bud..had to go there..Thanks for taking us along..

From: H Rhodes
Date: 22-Oct-17




Enjoying this thread! I am in Sumter County. Your patch is looking good. We just finished planting yesterday. Good luck this season and thanks for taking us along.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




The wind is howling and has been all day. Forecast said 8 to 11 mph but it's more like 15 with 25 mph gusts. The kind that makes you grab ahold of the stand. Was worried I wouldn't see anything but just had a doe go by about 50 yards up the mountain. There is a pretty good trail where I'm sitting but this is my 3rd sit here and up there is the only place I've seen deer yet. It's 2:30 so maybe my luck will change here in a bit.

From: CMF_3
Date: 22-Oct-17




Whereabouts in Alabama are you?

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Oneonta area. I'm about an hour NE of Birmingham.

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Date: 22-Oct-17

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The sky is clouding up. Rain chances go from 30% at 6:00 to 80% at 7:00. I think they will move before the rain comes in but shot placement will be critical. It will need to be a quick recovery cause rain will wash away any blood trail.

From: CD
Date: 22-Oct-17




Nice thread! Thanks for sharing

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17

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This is the stand I'm in and if ya haven't made a sit in one it is unbelievable how comfortable it is. I said that I called it quits at 3:00 on opening day cause the woods were dead. Naw! I called it quits cause my old keister was sore! I love my one legged stool but it's a young mans seat. This millennium was $175 and when your 9/10 Broke that is an entertainment value. Ok it's 3:30 and the camera says it's prime time so I'm done playing on my phone for a bit.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




It is no longer about to rain. It's raining.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Well I stuck it out till dark. It only rained for a minute. Stayed from daylight till dark and saw one doe at about 50 yards. Haven't done that in a long time but I enjoyed it and I believed they were coming. WRONG! When I got home I popped the SD card into the computer to get a better look at what had been coming.

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Date: 22-Oct-17

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A unicorn.

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Date: 22-Oct-17

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Hehe. That's funny. There were some other deer like this souped up spike.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Well I am apparently hunting in the Deer's romper room. Doesn't say much for my scouting. I won't be able to hunt again until Saturday due to work. Next hunt will be a still hunt. I need to scout around some so that will be a good way to do it and it will lead to a better variety of pictures. Live Large and Thank God for the Opportunity!!! ))))========>

From: Brian waters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Thanks ronnie. Following this will give me something to follow as i dont know when ill be able to hunt or if.

From: throwback
Date: 22-Oct-17




There's nothing like spending a full day in the woods, regardless of the outcome. Thanks.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Oct-17




Well I hope it gets more interesting than today. I think it's pretty funny that I've been hunting a unicorn. I guess what's really funny is that if he gives me a chance not only will I take him but I'll be proud of him. Hehe. I ain't picky.

From: throwback
Date: 22-Oct-17




I've shot a few unicorns over the years myself and they tasted just as good as any other deer.

From: iowa cedar shooter
Date: 22-Oct-17




ron i got one of the millenium blind chairs this fall and really like it for ground hunting! good hunting in alabama!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17

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I was able to get off work early today and got to my creek crossing stand with about 2 hours of daylight left. I would like to dedicate this hunt to the folks on the thread “ Losing our way “. Seems that they just want to moan and groan about what’s wrong with their hunts instead of enjoying what our Lord has blessed us with.

From: throwback
Date: 26-Oct-17




I'm glad you were able to get out. Hope you had a good hunt.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17

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Thursday October 26. Forgot to post the date. Hehe. I am sitting on a creek crossing where Deer often come to and leave a large pasture. There is chicken manure put on this pasture every spring. Stinks up the whole valley but it is the ticket for making the pasture lush and green. Deer love to graze on this grass and it is simply because of what my granddaddy used to call chickley ockily.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17

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I was able to get off work early today and came straight to my creek crossing stand. Wasn’t here 10 minutes when I had a deer carrying on and blowing back further into the woods. The wind is undetectable but my string says it’s blowing down the creek. The blowing Deer was 90* from that so I don’t know what is going on but it shouldn’t be detecting me. Maybe it’s swirling. Gonna wait it out ant see.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17




Just checked the wind and it is dead wrong for this stand. It has changed and is now blowing straight out of the pasture right up the trail into the woods. Just my luck. Wouldn’t ya know it. It’s about 30 minutes before dark so here is where I’ll.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17




Luckily that didn’t last long. Blowing back down the creek. Maybe 20 more minutes of shooting light.

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Date: 26-Oct-17




Luckily that didn’t last long. Blowing back down the creek. Maybe 20 more minutes of shooting light.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17

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Had a souped up spike (a wanna be 6pt) and this unicorn coming up the trail headed to the pasture. My good buddy Throwback up in New York killed a unicorn yesterday so I just couldn’t resist. These were the same two deer that I posted pictures of I believe and I am over half a mile from my acorn stand and where I got their picture. Just meant to be I guess. Hehe. Meat in the freezer! Live Large my Friends and Thank God for the Opportunity!

From: throwback
Date: 26-Oct-17




That's awesome Ronnie!! Congrats again buddy!! The spike is even on the same side, lol. Nice shootin'.

From: fishin coyote
Date: 26-Oct-17




Way to get it done Ronnie, Congratulations

From: crowfoot
Date: 26-Oct-17




Congrats 9/10s..twisted limb strikes again lol...good shooting

From: throwback
Date: 26-Oct-17




He's nice and fat. Gonna be good eating.

From: CD
Date: 26-Oct-17




Congratulations!!! A 1-point! Those are actually pretty hard to come by! :)

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17

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He met my 100 pound minimum. Hehe.

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Date: 26-Oct-17

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Some folks insist on doing everything the hard way. For them I say”hydraulics baby! Totally Trad!!” Hehe.

From: Jim Keller
Date: 26-Oct-17




Way to go Ronnie. Looks like all those first shots paid off. Perfect placement. Jim

From: Old School Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17




Great job, congratulations!

From: Matt Steed Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Oct-17




Congratulations my friend!! Man you will make some good deer jerky now.

Is that the PSR that you bought when we went to the Compton Rendezvous?

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Oct-17




Congrats Ronnie!

From: H Rhodes
Date: 27-Oct-17




Congratulations! That spike will be tender. You are off to a good start this season.

From: kodiak t/d
Date: 27-Oct-17




Congrats and thank you for taking us along!!!!!!

From: LightPaw
Date: 27-Oct-17




Congratulations - Sweet meat in the freezer!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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Saturday, October 28th. Stormed all night and through the morning. Rain quit about 10:30. So through the portal and into the playground.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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The wind is supposed to be out of the NW but really it’s out of everywhere. Swirling around so I suspect that I know how this will go already but I am needing to do some scouting around anyway. This is a wet weather branch. Springs gurgling up keep it at a trickle but last nights rain brought it up.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Gonna make my way through this valley then up over the ridge then down into the next bottom where ther are some huge hardwoods. If they are dropping it should be a good place to sit a while.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Thank God for rubber boots. Hehe.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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This is a stand that I built about 25 years ago. It had a plywood platform that has since rotted away. Took several deer here where they come off of the ridge down into the valley.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Headed up the ridge.

From: LightPaw
Date: 28-Oct-17




Thank you for the virtual tour! Stuck at home today doing housework... Yep, my lip is stuck way out. :-(

Have a great afternoon!

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Top of the ridge.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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LightPaw you are not that far away. Come on up buddy. Here’s a rub on a small cedar.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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I call this ridge State Park.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Headed down into the valley.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Here is the creek and it’s lippin full and muddy. I had intended to cross on a shoal but that ain’t happening. The wind is mostly blowing across the vall towards the ridge so I’ll be good to take a right when I get to the bottom.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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I am partial to mossy oaks. They are dropping but not a lot so I am gonna try easing through the tick stuff.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




Tick stuff? That don’t even sound fun. How bout thick stuff. Dang bumble fingers.

From: throwback
Date: 28-Oct-17




The grandkids and I just took a break from shooting and thought we'd check in. They're impressed that you're out hunting and posting pics, real time. Beautiful woods. We're pulling for you buddy, good luck and have fun.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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One more thing before I put up my high tech gadget and begin my trudge through the tangle. To all the folks who are whining and complaining about how folks do things on the “Losing Our Way” thread. Hang a compass off the brim of your hat right in front of your face where you can’t help but see it. Then you won’t be losing your way anymore. Hehe

From: LightPaw
Date: 28-Oct-17




Beautiful piece of Earth you have there 9/10ths - Good luck this weekend brother!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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On my walk about I found acorns but only scarce and not worthy of hunting. I saw a doe with twin fawns, a bunch of squirrels and a rabbit. Even though the rain had quit it kept raining in the woods and me and my fletchings were wet. I went home and ate, fixed a cup of coffee and dried the fletchings. Back out now. Got a spot cleared out and am sitting on my one legged stool and listening to Daily & Vincent on my Bluetooth. Livin Large.

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




You have a nice place to hunt there Ronnie. I hunted a nice piece of family property until last week. Turns out my cousin who owned it sold it last year... Would have been nice to know it was being sold lol.

From: DarrinG
Date: 28-Oct-17




Enjoying your hunt-along! I like me some Dailey & Vincent also!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




Just had a pair of cane cutters come running by. Got my heart rate up. Yessir. Daily & Vincent can sure nuff tote a note.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




Ok I just stuck one. Dingy light and I believe a big doe. Believe it was a good hit but like I say it was dingy light. I’m gonna ease out and back to the house to get a good light and give her some time. Lord please let her expire quickly.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




PMA Positive Mental Attitude & Confidence. I believe that these two ingredients are the most important things in being successful in shooting, hunting and Deer recovery and of course a word to God above. Y’all can help me with that last one. Hehe.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




It’s been 30 minutes but I’ll give it an hour. Dropping to 34* tonight but don’t want to depend on that.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




Okden. It’s been an hour. Here we go. Lord please help me put meat on the table.

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




You WILL find her Ronnie. Would say good luck but, luck has nothing to do with it.

From: LightPaw
Date: 28-Oct-17




Positive vibes inbound! <-----(((

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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This is where she went into the creek. I don’t have hip waders so I have wrapped my feet and legs in garbage bags. She ran down the creek about fifty yards. Like I said earlier the creek is lippin full from last nights rain. Funny. Garbage bags ain’t gonna keep the water out. I’m bout to get wet and cold but I live for this. I love tracking! I heard her leave the creek about 40-50 yards down. Ok I am taking the plunge.

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




Dingy light sounds like past shooting hours here. Not legal hours, shooting hours. Good luck.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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About 40 yards down the creek I got this. I know she left the creek right here. And by the way the garbage bags are working like a champion. My feet are dry.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Got blood?

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Got blood.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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I think she went that way.

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




Oh yea!

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Out of the thick stuff now and in the pasture. Don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch but a wounded deer that leaves the thicket and goes into an open field...I’m feeling pretty good about.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Still going. I’m about 40 yards out of the creek. I love doing this!

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Not the greatest of blood but I love a challenge and I love tracking.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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Y’all grass is a challenge bit man this is livin ain’t it?

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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A lot of blood then go a ways without much. I think giving it an hour was good. Not gonna be much further.

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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PMA= Positive Mental Attitude! = Meat in the freezer! Live Large and Thank God for the Opportunity!!!!

From: crowfoot
Date: 28-Oct-17




Good job buddy..this is the only hunting I got to do today..

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




Ha! Glad I could help Crowfoot! Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




Hope you enjoyed it. I know I did. Gotta get to cutting.

From: Matt Ewing
Date: 28-Oct-17




This is a very cool thread! Congrats. Ps those stools work great don't they. If you remember we built almost the same thing at the same time.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




I do remember and you are right. Hard to beat them. Cheap and work like a champ.

From: crowfoot
Date: 28-Oct-17




Let's see a pic of your stools. One legged.

From: CD
Date: 28-Oct-17




Congratulations!!! Again!! :-)

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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Alright Crowfoot. This is the way that I built mine. It is a Wal-Mart Big Butt bicycle seat. I took a seat stem out of an old bike and mounted it to it. I then took a short piece of 1/2” aluminum conduit shoved it up inside of it and drilled several 1/4” holes to make it telescopic. 1/4” stainless steel bolt with a Wingnut to handle that.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17

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Then I took a pressure treated 2x4 and drilled out a 3” core with of coarse a 3” hole saw. The. I drilled a 7/8” hole to accommodate the 1/2” aluminum conduit. I slid the conduit into the hole and let it protrude about an in and fastened it in place with 5/16 self-tapping screws. Painted it black cause that is what I had and done. Live Large and Thank God for the Opportunity!

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Date: 28-Oct-17

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It even looks like a butt so it’s got to be comfortable. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




On our her thing for all the whiners on the “Losing Our Way thread”. Go and get you some of that! Hehe. Stinking whiners! PMA Baby. I’m really matters!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Oct-17




And one more thing! Dang Bumble-Fingers!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17

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Sunday. October 29th. Sorry for the banter but I am a fan. Anyhoo cold and windy this morning. I’m heading up the mountain still looking for a magical white oak.

From: LightPaw
Date: 29-Oct-17




Was that Roll Chicken Fried? Awesome thread 9/10ths! You're the richest broke dude I know. Thank you for capturing the moment(s) for all of us.

Have a blessed day!

Kindly

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Ha! Sorry bout the coffee insident Howard and Tony I am rich... in spirit. My handle was chosen because it accurately depicts my bank account, my body and Saxton Pope said that a bow at full draw is 9/10 broke.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




The woods are alive this morning a lot of squirrels and birds chattering and moving about. It’s 39* and the wind has calmed down from what it was doing when I walked out of the house. It just really feels right.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17

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In my neck of the woods this the tree you want to find dropping. There are a lot of different varieties of oaks and a number of different white oaks. This scaley bark is by far the acorn of choice for the Deer. They are scattered around all over the side of the mountain and I am bumbling around from tree to tree trying to find one that’s dropping. If I can find one I will find an opportunity to take a Deer.

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Date: 29-Oct-17

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This is another variety of white oak and it is where I started on opening day and hunted here again last weekend. The trees were not dropping very well last weekend but there were still a good many on the ground. I had decided that they had played out.

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




I was 15 minutes late for work this morning because of this thread, stayed up while you we're on the blood trail. Thanks for taking us along.

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Also wanted to make sure you didn't "lose your way" lol

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Thanks Scott. Yeah the Losing Our Way thread chaps me a bit. It has been my experience that the folks that moan, groan and complain all the time are actually the ones who have lost their way. I want to be like Phil Robertson. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17

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The trees in the above picture are dropping again and I mean heavy. There is literally nowhere you can step without stepping on acorns. Everywhere that I have been I have seen nothing that compares to this spot.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




I know that I should sit on this but I have sat on it 3 times already and the only Deer I have seen were 50-60 yards up the mountain.

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Date: 29-Oct-17

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39* with a 14mph wind these babies are the ticket. I love my hand warmers as much as my rubber boots.

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Date: 29-Oct-17

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I couldn’t take it any more. Had to go see why the only deer I was seeing here were 50-60 yards up the mountain. Got up to where I had seen the deer and although there are some white oak acorns there is nothing close to the amount where I had been sitting. The difference is there are some red oaks dropping a little and that is what they are after. The leaves are all churned up and I saw several piles of deer droppings. So I have set up in the rocks just above it.

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Date: 29-Oct-17

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Looking to my left

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Date: 29-Oct-17

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Looking to my right

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Date: 29-Oct-17

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Looking down on what I’ll call a shelf. It’s about 100 yards up out of the bottom and it runs parallel with the mountain. Behind where I’m sitting the elevation goes up quickly.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




There is a frost warning for tonight. I should probably go hang a stand on my big greenfield and hunt it this evening. Can’t make up my mind.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Gut feelings often are right and right now my gut is saying that it’s hungry and that I need to hunt that greenfield this evening so the decision has been made.

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Looks like those rocks would ding up the finish on those limbs pretty easily, eh?

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Yessir. I gently leaned it up there making sure to only let it touch moss.

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Kinda purty to get all scratched and dinged!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Thanks. Sweet shooter too. It is my dream bow. I love it more than a man should love any material thing. It’s a problem of mine that I can’t seem to correct. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Sunset here last night was at 5:57pm according to the solar lunar schedule. Alabama law says daylight hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. It was 6:15 when I shot. There was still 12 minutes on the gameclock. The dingy light was from being in the thick woods. I try to play by the book and I have the upmost respect for the game that I hunt. I will not take a shot at an animal that I don’t think I can make. I have practiced regularly and often shoot in the morning before work when daylight is in its earliest stage of the day. I love to hunt but even more I love to shoot and I give them both 110%. We owe that to the animals we hunt.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




It’s 3:00 and I am back out and have hung a stand on a greenfield. I don’t have much signal here so I don’t know if I will be able to post any pictures but I’ll try.

From: THarris
Date: 29-Oct-17




Ronnie, I have no doubt you're hunting in a beautiful place. Great photos and I like to thank you as well for sharing.

Terry Harris

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




"Ok I just stuck one. Dingy light and I believe a big doe. Believe it was a good hit but like I say it was dingy light." Ronnie, seems like dingy light, although legal, might be iffy, by your standards and mine. Glad it worked out for you. I know every spot is different. Where I have been hunting I have to quit 20 minutes before legal time is up because I can barely see parts, let alone the whole, of a deer or where the hit may be. Congrats on finding that doe, especially after tracking through the water.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




There is not enough signal on this part of the property to post pictures. Sorry. I’ll try and get them posted tonight. Glad you are tuning in Terry. Hope you are enjoying it.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




I am sorry mgerard. I will try and pick my words more carefully.

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




I like your honesty 9/10. Sometimes another perspective helps sharpen our focus, eh?

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




4:00 and got 2 does on the field. They are nervous cause the wind is still howling.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Well they munched on grass for 30 minutes. Got to about 35 yards then turned and eat their way back out. They kept looking out the end of the field and I thought that more Deer would show but nothing materialized. It’s 4:45 so plenty of time yet and the wind is slowing down. Supposed to get our first frost tonight so it might get exciting here in a bit.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Well they munched on grass for 30 minutes. Got to about 35 yards then turned and eat their way back out. They kept looking out the end of the field and I thought that more Deer would show but nothing materialized. It’s 4:45 so plenty of time yet and the wind is slowing down. Supposed to get our first frost tonight so it might get exciting here in a bit.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Well they munched on grass for 30 minutes. Got to about 35 yards then turned and eat their way back out. They kept looking out the end of the field and I thought that more Deer would show but nothing materialized. It’s 4:45 so plenty of time yet and the wind is slowing down. Supposed to get our first frost tonight so it might get exciting here in a bit.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Just stuck a small rack. I think I hit him too far back. It was a quartering away shot at about 15 yards. Looks like another challenging track to come.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




The arrow was in him sunk to the fletchings as he ran off so might have hit the off shoulder. If that’s the case then I got the goodies. He was crashing through the trees as he ran off so that’s a good sign. Time will tell.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Gonna give this one an hour also.

From: crowfoot
Date: 29-Oct-17




I have a flashlight ,but I might get there late.. 10 hours of blowing,raking,dragging and burning leaves..About 3/4 done..Wonder why I had to drop down in poundage..Tg his wouldn't be so bzd if it wasnt round 1..tre ed s held on la tr e this year..good luck ronnie..

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17




Ok it’s been an hour and fifteen minutes. I am back with my good light. PMA. Here we go.

From: throwback
Date: 29-Oct-17




Our internet went down last night and we just got it back. Missed a bunch, but I'm caught back up now. Congrats on your doe buddy!! I'm too far off to join the fun, but I'll send some of my PMA your way too.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Oct-17

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He went about 100 yards. Shot wasn’t too far back. A couple more inches towards the front and it would have been a much shorter track though. I actually thought it was a 6pt but doesn’t matter to me. I ain’t picky. I can only shoot one more buck and it has to have at least 4 points on one side so I guess I’ll have to get picky. Freezer is full now so I’m taking my foot off the accelerator. Live Large and Thank God for the Opportunity!!!

From: throwback
Date: 29-Oct-17




Beautiful shot on a beautiful buck!! Congrats!!

From: crowfoot
Date: 29-Oct-17




Another great shot...congrats bud.

Crowfoot

From: Homey88
Date: 29-Oct-17




Very nice congrats!

From: Matt Ewing
Date: 29-Oct-17




Nice! Congrats

From: CD
Date: 29-Oct-17




Congratulations!!! AGAIN!!!!

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Date: 30-Oct-17

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Thanks guys. I only got to hunt twice last year due to work and a big project at home. I told my wife that I was going to make up for last year. Man what a season it has been already. Two weeks into a 4 month season and my freezer is full. God has blessed me more than I deserve. Never had such a quick start. Anyhoo this is where I hunted this evening.

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Date: 30-Oct-17

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That was behind me. This is to my left.

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This is off the front.

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And to my right.

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Date: 30-Oct-17

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These does showed up at 4:00. They stay unti 4:35. They cut enough grass to go lay down and chew cud all night.

From: Frisky
Date: 30-Oct-17




Interesting thread. Your seat looks a lot more comfortable than mine, lol! You just have to have a padded seat to sit still for hours.

Joe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Oct-17




Ended up seeing one other doe and a buck that had a good 3 on one side with a spike on the other. All in all it was a great day.

From: Matt Steed Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Oct-17




Great job on filling the freezer. Let me know what time the jerky will be ready!!! LOL!!!

I am proud for you. Grayson better tighten up, old dad is way ahead of him

From: H Rhodes
Date: 30-Oct-17




I have thoroughly enjoyed this thread so far! Your season is really going good, but my vacation time is finally here. I am gonna be having my own adventures till the 9th of November. Thanks for posting your hunts. It has really helped pass the time till I get out there myself.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Oct-17




Howard I am glad that you have enjoyed it and it is really amazing that it has turned out this way. I don't usually have three deer until well into the season. It has been fun because I am hooked on Leatherwall anyway.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Nov-17

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I am bringing it to the rop because the time is drawing near.

From: throwback
Date: 03-Nov-17




Good luck, buddy! I'm looking forward to the next chapter. I still haven't decided for sure where, but I'm hunting tomorrow.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Nov-17




Good luck tomorrow my friend. I hope the dream comes true for you tomorrow. I’ll have to wait an extra day.

From: crowfoot
Date: 03-Nov-17




That fire looks good..I picked a bad time to get sick and they are calling for rain all weekend.....It will all be good...good luck to everyone and be safe.

From: TGbow
Date: 03-Nov-17




Congrats to everyone that has got a deer so far.

I am planning on going sunday for the first time this season.

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Date: 04-Nov-17

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Good luck tomorrow Clay. I think it would be awesome if you would post your hunts on this thread and that goes for all the folks hunting Alabama with the stick. Not just for Deer either. I was thinking of doing some squirrel hunting tomorrow. Today I am watching my boy and his buddy hunting bass.

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Date: 04-Nov-17

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A buddy of mine got these squirrels a couple days ago. The silver fox squirrel is being mounted.

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Date: 04-Nov-17

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November 4th. Luckily my boys fishing tournament was at a lake only 7 miles from the house. Got home, ran through the shower, jumped into my aired out camo’s and hustled to a ladder stand that I have set up on a greenfield I call West Nile. It’s in a bottom in the middle of a thick narley mess. I gave it that name cause as you can guess the skeeters are thick. It’s a warm day today and in my haste I ran off and forgot my thermo-cell. I’ll pay for that I bet. Anyhoo this is straight off the front of my stand.

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Date: 04-Nov-17

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To my right

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To my left.

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Behind me.

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Date: 04-Nov-17

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The woods are beautiful right now dressed in their explosive colors of autumn. I love this time of year.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17




Gun season opens in 2 or 3 weeks and in the distance I can hear someone sighting in the rifle. Wildlife is moving. I can hear leaves crunching. Prolly cane cutters. This thicket is home to quite a few. The creek that winds down through this bottom is not far from where I’m sitting and I heard something splashing a little bit ago.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17

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This is a picture I took earlier today. I had to zoom all the way in so it’s not just real clear. Can you make it out? This is me trying to see if anyone is paying attention to this thread right now. Hehe

From: crowfoot
Date: 04-Nov-17




I spy a fake looking coyote and a possible car up above...I am no doubt missing the obvious.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17




Ha! No coyotes nor cars. Those round black things are logs from a cut up tree but look on the right of those logs.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17




It’s a turkey standing up straight, tall and proud. There were about 30 of them.

From: throwback
Date: 04-Nov-17




My eyes ain't what they used to be, but it looks like an eagle to me.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17




The full moon will rise just after dark and will be up all night long. There is a minor feeding time today that starts right now 5:36 pm.

From: crowfoot
Date: 04-Nov-17




Yeti ?

From: throwback
Date: 04-Nov-17




Like I said, lol.

From: crowfoot
Date: 04-Nov-17




I did think that to start bUT thought NO

From: CD
Date: 04-Nov-17




I see the turkey now... didn't see it until you called it out... a little blurry for me.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17

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This is funny and I didn’t see it until it was pointed out. This is the same photo with the turkey blown up and there is the fake coyote that Crowfoot was referring to. He couldn’t get it to post so he texted it to me. Turns out there is a fake coyote in it. Bet those turkeys didn’t see it either. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17




Recap of the evening: No Deer but enjoyed the sit. Had a cane cutter come right in front of me but as soon as I started tasting hasenpfeffer and went to draw my bow the dang thing busted me. That’s purdy bad to get busted by a rabbit while elevated in a stand. Hehe. Tomorrow will be a squirrel hunt with a broad head or two in the quiver.

From: Darin Putman
Date: 04-Nov-17




9/10 One thing I know for sure is when a hawk or even a shadow of one on the ground moves through the woods in Northwest Alabama all the squirrels go silent and freeze. After seeing them swoop down and fly away with a squirrel in tow I think the small game are really aware of any movement from above.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17




Darin you are right. A lot of hawks around and if there where birds 2 or 3 Times my size looking to pick me up and fly off with me I’d be looking up too. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17




Darin you are right. A lot of hawks around and if there where birds 2 or 3 Times my size looking to pick me up and fly off with me I’d be looking up too. Hehe

From: Brian waters
Date: 04-Nov-17




9/10, ur alot more dedicated than me. I wasnt about to hunt in 79 degrees today.

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 04-Nov-17




9/10 you are a great hunter, and the thread tells a good story of a traditional sort of guy that enjoys his hunting and the woods like no other! And as far as dingy light, we all know that little scenario, kinda like twilight, ya think? And yes, I have shot a few during dingy light times, clouds, fog, rain, etc. Killed the biggest buck of my life in a pouring rain! The variables of hunting have no peer, at least w/ a stick and string they don't! Keep up the good fun Ronnie, I'm enjoying your homespun, imaginative, and detailed story telling to no end! Thanks, and congrats on the "full freezer"!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Nov-17




Brian I reckon it was warmer than the Deer cared to put up with.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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November 5th. Almost Heaven.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Came up to the top of the mountain and whenever I come up here at sunrise the voice in my head is singing John Denver tunes. Squirrels are barking and scurrying about. There is one right above me and I believe he knows I’m here cause he is cutting acorns on me. Little joker is a pretty good shot. Hit me right on top of the head with one. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Oops picked the wrong pic. He’s up there somewhere. He’ll be down in a minute.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Wyatt ))))========> Wow! Thanks for the kind words. Just now seeing your post. Don’t know how I missed it last night. Guess that while I was responding to Brian’s post it was up there in the clouds about to be beamed down to my phone and then my day crashed into the back side of my eyelids. Hehe. Anyhoo I don’t know about great hunter but the good Lord has blessed me with opportunities this year. Right place. Right time. Glad you are enjoying the thread and thanks again.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Ha! I must really like that picture. This is the one I thought that I had picked.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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This is strange. It is growing out near the end of a limb on a tall spindly pine. It’s about 3 to 4 feet in diameter. If I were a critter I’d live in there.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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I have no idea what that is.

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Chupacabra nest lol

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Here is another oddity. This is two hickory trees that have grown together. I guess that one grew into the fork of the other then it’s top half died off. Both trees are alive but the one is just trunk with one small limb. I first saw this about 30 years ago so although they are leaning a bit more it has been a long time.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Chupcabra nest might be right. The Devil Dog. Just like Big Foot. I see one and I’m shootin! Hehe.

From: CD
Date: 05-Nov-17




I've always heard it called a Witch's Broom...

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Witches Broom. That’s a new one on me but a very fitting name. When I first saw it I thought it was a huge nest but it is actually alive and growing. Do you know any more about it? I am interested to know what causes it.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Witch’s Broom!!! Now I’m gonna have to climb up there and get it down. My wife has been needing a new ride. :^0 Hehe. Just kiddin of course. January will be 31 years that she has put up with me. I love her more every day.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




These stinkin limb rats don’t want to come down so I gave up waiting and pulled out a Flu-Flu. Well at about 30 feet up In the tree I missed him of course and am now looking for it. Prolly 50% of the leaves are yellow right now and bet ya can’t guess what color my fletchings are. Yep... Yeller.

From: CD
Date: 05-Nov-17




Just looked it up on google and Wikipedia....

"A witch's broom or witches' broom is a deformity in a woody plant, typically a tree, where the natural structure of the plant is changed. A dense mass of shoots grows from a single point, with the resulting structure resembling a broom or a bird's nest."

:)

From: Brian waters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Ronnie, pink flu flus would fix that problem.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Yessir. A Flu-Flu with a judo is about $16 bucks. I will find it. Hehe.

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Date: 05-Nov-17

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This guy flew-flewed over and the woods got quite. It is just a buzzard but I don’t reckon the squirrels are taking no chances.

From: fourfletch Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Nov-17




What as COOL thread! Thanks for sharing, jRonnie! Best of luck ......blessings! Tom

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Fourfletch ))))=========> Thanks and glad you are enjoying.

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Date: 05-Nov-17

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Ok. The game just changed. Squirrels are on the back burner but I have them to thank. I had one barking up a storm a bit further up the mountain so I slowly made my way to him. I got to about 20 yards but he was on a limb about 15 feet of the ground. I didn’t want to shoot a Flu-Flu but elevation dropped beyond him so not wanting to loose an arrow I chose to miss him with a Flu-Flu. Hehe. Anyhoo when I went to retrieve my arrow I noticed there were quite a few white oak acorns on the ground. Then There was a breeze through the trees and I heard them raining.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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These are the scaley bark white oaks and these are the gravy on the taters. There are 4 mammoths right here and they are right at the edge of where the mountain drops off very steep. These trees are raining and there are rubs and Deer droppings so I know they have found them already.The bucks bed on the side of the mountain because they know they are untouchable there and they very rarely get any human contact there. Also the sun shines on that side of the mountain all day. Great for cold weather which today is not the case but seclusion is the main thing they want and they find it there. Anyhoo this is where I’ll be sitting until dark.

From: throwback
Date: 05-Nov-17




Sounds like a good plan to me. Give 'em heck, buddy!

From: LightPaw
Date: 05-Nov-17




Great spot, good luck and keep us updated. Wish it was a little cooler for you.

From: Rockcrush Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Thanks for sharing.Have fun!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Glad y’all are here. The moon and the weather are against me but they gotta eat. Come to think of it so do I. Wish I’d have packed a sammich. Hehe. I’ve dressed up the blind a bit to get hid a little better. I’ve got a purdy good feeling about this.

From: Greyfox
Date: 05-Nov-17




Nice country.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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This is the kind of spot that will make a good man miss work. I am set up on the edge where it gets thick. It is basically wide open mature hardwoods behind me. The tree that is dropping the most is just inside the thicker stuff. This is where I expect the shot to come. Glad we practice the vertical obstruction shot on the First Shot thread. If I get an opportunity I hope it’s close. There are a lot of saplings to deal with.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Thanks Greyfox. Glad to see you hear.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Hear= here.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Thanks Chad for posting that about the Witches’ Broom. That’s cool. I had never seen it nor heard of it. The seems to be a good many oddities around here. I for one

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Hehe want to know why. Hehe

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Date: 05-Nov-17

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There is a chance of passing showers today and the sky is turning from bluebird to gray. Here is one of the rubs. Not really impressive but a tell-tale sign.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Time change ends any chance I have of hunting during the week. I rarely can make it home in time before the change but there is absolutely no chance now.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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The blazing awesomeness of autumn is quickly leaving us as the beautiful colors are falling to the ground pushed free by the wind. I am listening intently for the distinct rhythm of a deer’s hooves on the woods floor but the falling leaves and the raining acorns are making it tough. If I get an opportunity it will be by Gods grace because the wind is in my face for a few minutes then at my back for a few.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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I had forgotten my find this morning. Our property is split by a county highway and my best way up the mountain without disturbing everything is to walk up the road a piece then go in. Well as I was headed up the road apparently someone had laid their knife on the bumper and drove off. This was laying in the road.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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It looks like it has seen some service.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Darin just posted that about squirrels, rabbits and such looking up because hawks and I’ll be danged if it didn’t just happen right in front of me. I heard an impact and the a squirrel screaming turned and looked and he was flying off with him. He picked him off about 25 yards from me then landed on a limb about 40 yards out. I zoomed the photo in but you can’t really make much out. Man that was AWESOME!!!

From: Andy Man
Date: 05-Nov-17




those are a nice little knife I have one mounted on a quiver

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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Oh my gosh my heart is racing. That was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen! This is the photo before I zoomed it in.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Yeah Andy Man. I really like it. I need to clean it up, sharpen it and do a little work on the case. I believe that it will be a good one to carry hunting. Glad to see ya on here. Hope you’re enjoying it. My heart is still pounding from that hawk. Man that was awesome!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17

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It has been 2 hours since the hawk incident and I haven’t seen or heard a squirrel since. The sun is now falling behind the mountain and I am in the shadow of it. The wind is still blowing but has been consistently blowing my scent behind me. I think that the chances of seeing a buck are purdy good.

From: throwback
Date: 05-Nov-17




That's cool, 9/10. You never know what you're going to see when you walk off into the woods. It's never boring, that's for sure. It isn't for me, at least. Thanks for sharing another hunt.

I almost forgot. If you run across a Schrade Sharpfinger, let me know, will ya? I set it on a truck bumper with 'Bama tags, to open a soda last week and haven't seen it since, lol.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Ha! That’s pretty good Throwback! Recap: Didn’t even see a Deer but the squirrels done me a favor. I can’t wait to get back up to that spot. I believe if it weren’t sooooo warm and the moon not at 100% illumination all night things would have been different. All in all it was a productive day cause if I can make it back to there before those acorns peeter out I believe I can take a decent buck up there. I set up the camera so when I do go back I’ll know. Live Large and Thank God for the Opportunity!!! ))))========>

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Nov-17




Ha! That’s pretty good Throwback! Recap: Didn’t even see a Deer but the squirrels done me a favor. I can’t wait to get back up to that spot. I believe if it weren’t sooooo warm and the moon not at 100% illumination all night things would have been different. All in all it was a productive day cause if I can make it back to there before those acorns peeter out I believe I can take a decent buck up there. I set up the camera so when I do go back I’ll know. Live Large and Thank God for the Opportunity!!! ))))========>

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Nov-17




Heading back up the mountain tomorrow morning. Hopefully those acorns haven’t played out. Wish I could have hunted this morning. Saw a lot of deer as I headed out going to work. That spot has been heavy on my mind all week. I left the camera on it all week so I’ll get to see what I missed out on.

From: Darin Putman
Date: 10-Nov-17




9/10 I've seen bobcats go after them and miss as the squirrel scurries away. With hawks you hear the commotion and see it flying away with a body in it's grip. I can't help but watch to see if he will manage to wiggle out of it's grasp.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17

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Saturday November 11. Livin the dream with a stick and a string.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17

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AM major 5:30-8:30. PM major 4:40-7:40. 38* at daybreak. Wind is a bit stronger than the 5 mph prediction but the direction is perfect for this location. I’m not going to hunt all day today just the major feeding times. On my bumbling around last weekend I found three large oaks that were blown down by this past years storms so I’ve got firewood to cut. I’ve already got plenty but can’t let them go to waste.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17

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Ol flop eared nanny was a regular. I don’t know what she liked better. The acorns or getting her picture taken but I got about a hundred pictures of her and not a single buck. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17

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A fox meandered through.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Darin there is a Facebook page called “Alabama Deer Hunting: The Best There Is”. Yesterday there was a posted video of a Bobcat chasing a squirrel up and down a tree. Good video.

From: throwback
Date: 11-Nov-17




9/10, between the acorns and ol flop ear hanging around, there should be a buck around sooner or later, but I'm sure that's what you're thinking too. Thanks for the update and good luck.

From: crowfoot
Date: 11-Nov-17




Good luck bud..been sick all week here...maybe tonite

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Thanks Throwback. Always positive. That’s a good quality you have there. I can learn from a fella like you.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Crowfoot ))))========> Sorry that you’re down in the feelgood department. I’m gonna kill you a deer this evening but sorry that I can’t deliver out of state. You gonna have to come and get it but bring your bow and we’ll hunt tomorrow. Who knows you might go home with two.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Ok...didn’t hunt long this morning but firewood has been cut an now it’s on like bing bong jack! With the help of my boys we got a couple loads cut. We worked hard and drank a lot of fluids and now I’m peeing off the front of my stand. Hehe. I was gonna hang a stand in a funnel where the wind is never right but a little tuckered our from working so I just came to a greenfield. I think it will be good cause the moon shows a major right before dark. Might try the funnel tomorrow.

From: crowfoot
Date: 11-Nov-17




I would love it.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Well...Come on then Brother!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Alrighty then I have a plea. Yes I said a PLEA! ANYONE and EVERYONE that is watching this thread PLEASE.PLEASE private message me as I have a do- gooder idea that needs attended to. You do not have to participate but I think you will want to. Just pm me and I will respond letting you know what it is all about. You can decide for yourself whether or not you would like to participate. THANKS!!!!!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Even if you have never private messaged anyone before GO FOR IT!!! This is gonna be big!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Squirrels are raising a ruckus and there is one that is leading the choir. If I had my 22 I would take him out. He is about 30 feet up in a huge water oak and there is something bothering him as bad as he is bothering me.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




The sun has fallen behind the mountain now and it feels really good. Maybe something is fixing to show.

From: crowfoot
Date: 11-Nov-17




Well I guess the good football games are done for the daym..lol. that's right 9/10s...born a cheezehead...Go Badgers

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17




Hehe

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Date: 11-Nov-17

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Okden...Recap of the day. Went back to the acorns on the top of the mountain and left early due to 100 pictures of an Ol’ flop eared doe. Got done with some chores and then dropped my Ol lazy butt in a stand on a greenfield. Nothing showed up until DINGY light. Legal shooting hours was until 5:14 and at 5:12 two very good bucks stepped on the field at 50 yards. Couldn’t tell how good of racks but I would put one at 180 and the other at 200#. I had to sit and wait on them to leave. 10 minute walk to the house and I got home at 7:30. Prolly 40 yards is as close as they got. Watching our Tide with my boy. Roll Fricken Tide!!! Live Large and Thank God for the Opportunity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Roll Tide Roll!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17




Ok... back in the stand. Cut firewood again today with the help of my youngest boy. He said he wanted to hunt this evening so with youth season open I sent him to the greenfield that I hunted yesterday where the two big boys showed up at 5:12. I am sitting on another greenfield. I know. I am a lazy hunter but two days of cutting firewood have got my caboose draggin.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17




Like usual the wind is blowing from everywhere. Been sitting in the stand for 30 minutes and it’s hard to believe that the string that I have tied to a limb hasn’t just twisted off. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17




A lot of leaves have dropped in the past week and the woods are really starting to open up. The trail that I walked in on was loud like walking on corn flakes. I gave up trying to be quiet and went with the just don’t give them the human rhythm technique.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17




It won’t be long and the woods will take on the cold, gray, barren look of winter. It is a nice change at first but come March I’ll be more than happy to see it covering itself with the fresh green of newly sprouting leaves.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17

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This guy just made a visit. I believe that this is the same Deer that was with the unicorn that I shot. He is a souped up spike that I would call a 6pt if I had never killed one. He might be 95 pounds. A great start for a young Deer around here. If he makes it 3 or 4 years he will be a good one. He munched on grass for about 10-15 minutes then went on his way.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17




Man I forgot to say: Sunday, November 12.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17




Greyson (my boy) just text me that he has a doe on the field and wanted to know should he shoot. I told him it was his choice but there is still an hour to go. That is a bucks only field but the rut don’t start round here till January so I told him that he could make the call. I am now waiting to here in he report of a 7mm-08. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Nov-17




Recap of yesterday evenings hunt. My boy let the nanner walk. Proud of him. Nothing else showed but when you don't shoot does on a greenfield it really makes a difference in harvested bucks. I had the adolescent six and that was it. Enjoyed the hunt but its just too warm. Looking forward to some cold weather. Live Large and Thank God for the Opportunity!

From: H Rhodes
Date: 13-Nov-17




Good for him to let that nanny walk. I think you hit the best weather early in the season. I took a vacation and hunted hard from the 29th of October till November 8th. It was mostly thermacell weather and I got more southwest wind than anything else - which is not what I am set up for most of the time. It was good to be hunting, but it is tough in the heat. This week should be a little better.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17

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Saturday, November 18th. I am planning on still hunting down the creek. I am making my way through this thick bottom headed into the wind. I am wearing blaze orange because gun season opens here today. I absolutely hate wearing orange but I guess it is worth it to not get shot.When I get to the creek I will be able to make a stealthy still hunt. I oftentimes see wood ducks on this creek but have never even been able to get drawn on one. They are sure nuff slick critters.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17

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Walking on cornflakes and going through the thick stuff. I can’t wait to get to the creek. Almost there.

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Date: 18-Nov-17

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Almost there. Just ticked off a tattletale. A gray squirrel is now warning me he neighborhood.

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Date: 18-Nov-17




Warning the neighborhood. Dang bumble fingers.

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Date: 18-Nov-17

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Out of the tangle and into a branch. 25 yards to the creek.

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Date: 18-Nov-17

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Every step I take I sink to the top of my rubber boots and it releases gas in a flurry of bubbles. Not much quieter than the corn flakes.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17

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A flock of geese just flew over in not the best of formations honking and carrying on.

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Date: 18-Nov-17

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Headed sloooowly down the creek .

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Date: 18-Nov-17

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A good critter crossing.

From: H Rhodes
Date: 18-Nov-17




It was still as an empty church down here this morning.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Howard they predicted 10 to 20 mph winds here today but so far it has been very calm.

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Date: 18-Nov-17

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A sparrow hawk just came flying up the creek. I just remained still and he flew right over my head close enough I could have almost touched him. I absolutely love hunting this way. In the creek you can slowly move along and make absolutely no noise. The banks are just high enough to conceal you.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




New Moon peaks today here in my neck of the woods at 11:46. I plan on being in a stand in a funnel before that time hits. I am a true believer in the influence of the moon on Wildlife. I have watched it long enough to realize that there truly is something to it but when the New Moon peaks at or near noon bucks get up off of their lazy keisters and move. I would go as far as to say that is a fact.

From: H Rhodes
Date: 18-Nov-17




I know I would rather hunt on the New Moon. Full moon is time to bream fish - and maybe hunt a little in the middle of the day. Anything that moves the oceans is bound to affect game. I believe in keeping track of the moon phase too. Thirty years of police work taught me that the full moon makes people crazy as hell.

From: BACKYARD
Date: 18-Nov-17




What a adventure Ronnie. Thanks for taking us along.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Howard I started to say the same thing. When I typed Wildlife I almost added Tame-life. Hehe. I know that it affects people too but not all people are tame. Hehe.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Dave it’s great to see you on here and glad you’re enjoying it.

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Date: 18-Nov-17

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There are so many creek crossings that it is hard to decide which one to hunt.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17

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Another

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Date: 18-Nov-17

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And another.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Well their predictions of 10-20 mph winds are beginning to come to light. The skies are heavy gray and they are saying rain by afternoon. The rain by afternoon may be a little bit more help in making them move along with the New Moon. I still gotta hang a stand in that funnel so I need to get at it. Up of coffee sounds good too. Be back in a bit.

From: H Rhodes
Date: 18-Nov-17




Ronnie, thanks again for taking us hunting. It sure helps pass the time for a fellow who can't get out there today. One of those crossings looks like they ran the rotor tiller up and down the bank! Good luck. That little creek looks like a sweet spot to hunt.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




I got in a climber about 1 1/2 hours ago and have been trying to post with pictures attached but just don’t have enough signal. I am sitting in a funnel. It’s a strip of woods about a quarter mile long between two pastures that ties together two large sections of woods. I have never hunted here but I know that Deer use it but the wind is never right here. Maybe that is why it he Deer use it. Anyhoo today it has become very windy so this may be the right time to hit this spot. Like I said earlier the New Moon peaked here at 11:45 but the peak time for today runs until 1:50 so I will prolly just sit on this all day. Sorry no pics.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




I was just reminiscing on the last time that this climber was used. It was two years ago in Kentucky my youngest son took his first Deer with a bow. It was a big doe and you couldn’t have knocked the grin off of his face with a 4x4. Mine either. It was a day I will never forget.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




The sun just poked its head out from behind the thick cloak of gray and I wished I could post a picture as it made the woods seem to glow. I don’t just love the woods but I love these woods. To me they are magical.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




It’s kinda strange today. The sky is dark and the wind will howl for a while but then again he sun pops out and it gets eerily calm. Just the kinda day that I have always dreamed of taking the biggest buck of my life. I thank God for such awesomeness..

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




As I sit here without enough signal to listen to my Tide put an all about ass whooping on Mercer I watch as the golden colors of autumn fade away. When the eerie calm settles in I can still hear the wind howling through the trees in the distance up on the mountain a full holler away. Man this is Livin. Away from project managers wanting everything today. Today. It ain’t happenin. Life is mine and Livin is Large. Hehe

From: crowfoot
Date: 18-Nov-17




I think tbe local highschool beat Mercer last week.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Yeah. Alabama has a a breeze of a schedule this year. Auburn is just the right team. Inconsistent enough to pull it off. Yep looking back at the history I am worried. Three weeks ago you couldn’t find an Auburn fan that didn’t want Gus gone. Today you can’t find one that don’t love him. Seriously though if you look back at the years that they have beat Alabama this year is a year to worry about. They suck and they don’t even know it! Hehe Alabama had better come ready to play! RTR!!!!!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Yeah. Alabama has a a breeze of a schedule this year. Auburn is just the right team. Inconsistent enough to pull it off. Yep looking back at the history I am worried. Three weeks ago you couldn’t find an Auburn fan that didn’t want Gus gone. Today you can’t find one that don’t love him. Seriously though if you look back at the years that they have beat Alabama this year is a year to worry about. They suck and they don’t even know it! Hehe Alabama had better come ready to play! RTR!!!!!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




My youngest boy just text and he is headed to West Nile. Man I love that kid!

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Looks like the rain may hold off until sometime after dark. Got a cold front moving in and it is supposed to drop to 38* by daybreak. I feel good about this spot. I will sit here until last legal light which is at 5:09 pm this evening. Maybe it won’t take that long. If I get lucky I’ll post blood trail pics late tonight. The last blood trail I was over here where I haven’t got enough signal and couldn’t post real time. I actually think that is the best part so I’ll post late as if it were real time.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




High 60’sright now and the tree frogs are barkin. Gonna drop about 30* in the next 12-14 hours. This might be good.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Just had a small doe give me a shot but let her walk. I said that my freezer is full but fact is I have another that ain’t full. She just didn’t make my 100 pound minimum. Got my heart rate up though and life is good.

From: Seahorse
Date: 18-Nov-17




Love those limbs. That is a beautiful bow. What kind of wood is that?

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17

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From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Funny. I just sent that picture of the doe to my boy via text and it went through no problem. Tried to post it on here and no-can-do. It was a chip shot. I’ll post it later when I’ve got more signal.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Wowsy!!! It posted.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Looking at the pictures she might have made the minimum but that is ok. I’m trying to be a big bad buck hunter now. Hehe.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Thanks Mike. It is black and white ebony hence her name. Half Breed. My youngest son named her and it fits well...black and white ebony, and it is a PSR which is a longbow riser with recurve limbs. I thought it fit her well.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17

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From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Okden. Apparently with enough want to pics will post.

From: crowfoot
Date: 18-Nov-17




Didn't want to say anything but that limb twist looks like it's getting worse....lol

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Crowfoot ))))========> You are a funny guy! Fact is I would take a twisted limb Widda over a straight limbed somepin else. Hehe

From: crowfoot
Date: 18-Nov-17




I kinda think you and that bow are as 1..It don't get no better than that.

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




I am a bit twisted. Hehe

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-17




Tomorrow’s weather is looking purdy good. Wind is supposed to die down tonight and tomorrow’s high is 58*. That’s cold in south town and there are freeze warnings out for tomorrow night. Not sure what I’m gonna do tomorrow. I am really liking this spot I’m sitting on. May sit on it all day. May sit on it till about 2:00 and then hit a greenfield. Whatever I do it will prolly begin with sleeping in. Hehe

From: crowfoot
Date: 18-Nov-17




Amen

From: throwback
Date: 18-Nov-17




Thanks for the update Ronnie and good luck tomorrow.





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