Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall

Another season gone

Messages posted to thread:
sir misalots 12-Jan-18
RymanCat 12-Jan-18
sir misalots 12-Jan-18
stykman 12-Jan-18
monkeyball 12-Jan-18
George D. Stout 12-Jan-18
lawdy 12-Jan-18
Homey88 12-Jan-18
TrapperKayak 12-Jan-18
TrapperKayak 12-Jan-18
Barber 12-Jan-18
Wapiti - - M. S. 13-Jan-18
Will tell 13-Jan-18
ground hunter 13-Jan-18
Elkhuntr 13-Jan-18
Tom McCool 13-Jan-18
Longbow58 13-Jan-18
Catsailor 13-Jan-18
dean 13-Jan-18
From: sir misalots
Date: 12-Jan-18

Well, officially Im done for the 2017/18 deer season Now the wait for Oct 18 comes.

Things to look forward to: Lighter bow

Looking at recurves (always shot a LB)

making new arrows

sharpening broadheads.

Scouting locations

From: RymanCat
Date: 12-Jan-18

No winter seasons where you are your you just had enough for one season.

From: sir misalots
Date: 12-Jan-18

Deer archery runs to Feb but normally after gun season around here , the hunting is tough Not saying its impossible, just very little movement in daylight hours. so normally once gun season hits Im done. I often will do some squirrel hunting with a 22 or shot gun (if I want to eat)

From: stykman
Date: 12-Jan-18

Speaking of longbeards, had six of them hanging out around the house yesterday. Why aren't they as unconcerned with my presence in May as they are now?

Was able to get out the last couple of days for our winter bow but no luck. Got busted the first night as they came in behind and I didn't hear a thing. Just turned my head for a quick peek and one of them was staring right at me. Needless to say what they did next. Weather forecast looks good for the next week so there's still a chance.

From: monkeyball
Date: 12-Jan-18

Our is over tomorrow (Sat) Temps right now are in the low 60's and tomorrow at this time they are going to be in the 20's.

Anyhow, it will be a layer up and salute it out tomorrow afternoon. You never know.....

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-18

Haven't been in the mood this late season and tomorrow is it. My buddy is having issues after recurring Lyme's Disease along with over a dozen back and neck surgeries over his lifetime. Just not in the mood myself. Will likely get after the stumps and maybe squirrels later, I can't stay out of the woods entirely. Also spending quality time with my lab Rocky. He's twelve and arthritic so I don't know how long he'll be around. Don't feel in the mood for killing any game right now.

From: lawdy
Date: 12-Jan-18

Right into the heart of hare season and just got done boiling coyote traps. Today was a mess, deep snow and a heavy rain. We are supposed to cool back to zero and get 6 inches of snow tomorrow. I will set traps in the morning and let the snow cover them. Then I will take the beagle up into the boonies. Sunday it's church followed by me playing at the county nursing home. A captive audience. Kind of sobering when half of them are younger than myself. I thank God for my health.

From: Homey88
Date: 12-Jan-18

Good luck to all who get out tomorrow!

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 12-Jan-18

The bad front has reached us, at about dusk today. Was nice and,warm all day, you could see the snow evaporating into fog whenever the wind came up. It all but dissappeared in the heavy rain last night, 60s temps, and warm wind. I did first shot, and it was nice being out in the garage. Everythinv in it was covered with heavy condensate though. Cold in there, high humidity, and warm outside. Not good for my tools and table saw thats for sure. Hunting seems in such the distant past. Hard,to believe you guys still have that option. Ive seen deer in the areas I hunted, just feeding about, unalarmed. Now its,sleeting hard, getting cold again, mid Jan is over. Going back into the sub zeros again. Drag... Time for a tropical vacation... There are no rabbits and squirrels about anyway.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 12-Jan-18

Mid Jan THAW is over....

From: Barber
Date: 12-Jan-18

Season ended today for me. This weekend is the youth hunt . If weather will warm up just a little I will take my oldest daughter and hopefully get her on her first deer. She missed one last year and this year she has really put the time in and sat for long hours , so far no shot opportunity. Hopefully before weekend out she will get her first deer .

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jan-18

Our season ends January 31st hope to get out a few more times.Good luck to those still hunting and able to get out in the late season.

From: Will tell
Date: 13-Jan-18

I've seen 54 seasons come and go. Everyone of them special. Things sure did change in my short run.

From: ground hunter
Date: 13-Jan-18

Presently am in SE Wis, hunting the Metro Hunt,,,,, seen 24 deer in the last week no shots,,,,, the other night I was treated by watching a 6 and a 8 and a 14 pointer all in the same field, by 4pm.....

Season goes to the 31st, hope to get one, before the horns fall off, ha ha......

weather is good, cold but steady temps now for at least 10 days

From: Elkhuntr
Date: 13-Jan-18

although not bowhunting, I like chukar hunting with my Brittany. I am going this weekend, the season runs until the end of the month. thinking of getting another pup.

winter has been mild in these parts. I try to avoid cabin fever and the weather this year has helped.

From: Tom McCool
Date: 13-Jan-18

Tom McCool's embedded Photo

Last day for me in my area of Pa.

Tomorrow I will feast here on my bounty of reward! LOL!

Blessing to all! Time to make the arrows!

From: Longbow58
Date: 13-Jan-18

Work got in my way today got to be there for 12 hours I'm done, good luck to all that get out. Would've been a good day to sneek with my smokepole.

From: Catsailor
Date: 13-Jan-18

The last day in Illinois is tomorrow, but today will be my last day. I’ll sit a couple hours until closing. No deer harvest this year. I can’t remember the last year I didn’t harvest a deer. I thought that would really bother me, but it doesn’t. I still enjoyed the season and I’m thankful to be healthy enough to get to the woods and sit in a tree.

From: dean
Date: 13-Jan-18

My favorite month is often February. The farmers are no longer worried about hunters killing their deer and pheasants, so they are more receptive to a guy with a longbow and a quiver loaded with cedar arrows with blunts, it is often warmer, and the rabbits that survived the super cold will have less to no fleas. Winter rabbits in a large Iowa farm grove can be a lot of fun, as long as the famers dog does try to eat me or thinks he has to help find rabbits. Last yearI got into a serious argument with german shepherd, he was positive that he found the rabbit first, even though it had my arrow stuck in it. Luckily, the arrow came out when he carried the rabbit off to eat it. He left me go about my rabbit killing business after that. I hope my Is joint settles down a little first. The steep hills kind of beat me up with buck chasing and pheasant hunting.

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