Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Frisky’s 2022 Hunting Diary

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Frisky 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
bowhunt 15-Sep-22
Osr144 15-Sep-22
Dale Rohrbeck 15-Sep-22
olddogrib 15-Sep-22
Jinkster 15-Sep-22
fishin coyote 15-Sep-22
Landshark Launcher 15-Sep-22
wooddamon1 15-Sep-22
Bernie Bjorklund 15-Sep-22
Jed Gitchel 15-Sep-22
TrapperKayak 15-Sep-22
TrapperKayak 15-Sep-22
TrapperKayak 15-Sep-22
Supernaut 15-Sep-22
mangonboat 15-Sep-22
South Farm 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
Live2Hunt 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
hawkeye in PA 15-Sep-22
Treeman 15-Sep-22
Kodiak 15-Sep-22
Andy Man 15-Sep-22
Two Feathers 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
felipe 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
Landshark Launcher 15-Sep-22
HEXX 15-Sep-22
olddogrib 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
olddogrib 15-Sep-22
Osr144 15-Sep-22
Don T. Lewis 15-Sep-22
tradmt 15-Sep-22
tradmt 15-Sep-22
Frisky 15-Sep-22
Babysaph 16-Sep-22
Babysaph 16-Sep-22
Frisky 16-Sep-22
Yellah Nocks 16-Sep-22
tradmt 16-Sep-22
Frisky 16-Sep-22
Frisky 16-Sep-22
Frisky 17-Sep-22
Frisky 17-Sep-22
2 bears 17-Sep-22
tradmt 17-Sep-22
Frisky 17-Sep-22
Jed Gitchel 17-Sep-22
Backcountry 17-Sep-22
Frisky 18-Sep-22
olddogrib 18-Sep-22
Pdiddly2 18-Sep-22
Dry Bones 18-Sep-22
crookedstix 18-Sep-22
bentstick54 18-Sep-22
tradmt 18-Sep-22
Frisky 18-Sep-22
tradmt 18-Sep-22
Backcountry 18-Sep-22
Pdiddly2 18-Sep-22
Babysaph 18-Sep-22
Frisky 19-Sep-22
olddogrib 19-Sep-22
tradmt 19-Sep-22
Box Call 71 19-Sep-22
Landshark Launcher 19-Sep-22
Frisky 19-Sep-22
Pdiddly2 19-Sep-22
Frisky 20-Sep-22
bowhunt 20-Sep-22
Frisky 20-Sep-22
Backcountry 20-Sep-22
olddogrib 20-Sep-22
Pdiddly2 20-Sep-22
Frisky 23-Sep-22
Frisky 23-Sep-22
olddogrib 23-Sep-22
Mechanic 23-Sep-22
kokosing 23-Sep-22
Landshark Launcher 23-Sep-22
Herbie 23-Sep-22
Frisky 23-Sep-22
Box Call 71 23-Sep-22
Frisky 23-Sep-22
olddogrib 24-Sep-22
Box Call 71 24-Sep-22
Jinkster 24-Sep-22
skramr12 27-Sep-22
Kentucky 27-Sep-22
olddogrib 27-Sep-22
Herbie 27-Sep-22
Babysaph 28-Sep-22
Frisky 28-Sep-22
Frisky 28-Sep-22
Frisky 29-Sep-22
Frisky 29-Sep-22
bowhunt 29-Sep-22
Frisky 29-Sep-22
olddogrib 29-Sep-22
Dry Bones 29-Sep-22
Yellah Nocks 29-Sep-22
Ben Ahrens 29-Sep-22
Frisky 29-Sep-22
Dirtnap 29-Sep-22
olddogrib 30-Sep-22
Frisky 30-Sep-22
grizzly63 30-Sep-22
Treeman 30-Sep-22
Frisky 30-Sep-22
Pdiddly2 01-Oct-22
Kodiak 01-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 01-Oct-22
mangonboat 01-Oct-22
Frisky 01-Oct-22
Frisky 01-Oct-22
grizzly63 01-Oct-22
Iwander 01-Oct-22
Iwander 01-Oct-22
Frisky 01-Oct-22
bowhunt 01-Oct-22
Frisky 01-Oct-22
Frisky 02-Oct-22
olddogrib 02-Oct-22
Iwander 02-Oct-22
Wayne Hess 02-Oct-22
Andy Man 02-Oct-22
olddogrib 02-Oct-22
Frisky 02-Oct-22
bowhunt 03-Oct-22
Frisky 03-Oct-22
olddogrib 03-Oct-22
Lowcountry 03-Oct-22
Frisky 03-Oct-22
olddogrib 03-Oct-22
Iwander 03-Oct-22
Kodiak 03-Oct-22
Iwander 03-Oct-22
Iwander 03-Oct-22
mangonboat 03-Oct-22
olddogrib 03-Oct-22
Iwander 03-Oct-22
Frisky 03-Oct-22
Iwander 03-Oct-22
Orion 03-Oct-22
Ben Ahrens 03-Oct-22
Frisky 03-Oct-22
crookedstix 03-Oct-22
bowhunt 03-Oct-22
crookedstix 03-Oct-22
crookedstix 03-Oct-22
crookedstix 03-Oct-22
crookedstix 03-Oct-22
Frisky 03-Oct-22
olddogrib 03-Oct-22
mangonboat 03-Oct-22
Frisky 03-Oct-22
grizzly63 03-Oct-22
Frisky 04-Oct-22
Frisky 04-Oct-22
bowhunt 04-Oct-22
Frisky 04-Oct-22
bowhunt 04-Oct-22
olddogrib 04-Oct-22
kokosing 04-Oct-22
olddogrib 04-Oct-22
Iwander 04-Oct-22
crookedstix 04-Oct-22
Frisky 04-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 04-Oct-22
BRIBOWl 04-Oct-22
Nemophilist 04-Oct-22
Bugle-up 04-Oct-22
Frisky 04-Oct-22
Bugle-up 04-Oct-22
Jed Gitchel 04-Oct-22
Frisky 04-Oct-22
Bugle-up 05-Oct-22
Frisky 05-Oct-22
Iwander 05-Oct-22
olddogrib 05-Oct-22
kokosing 05-Oct-22
Frisky 05-Oct-22
grizzly63 05-Oct-22
Frisky 05-Oct-22
bowhunt 06-Oct-22
Frisky 06-Oct-22
olddogrib 06-Oct-22
Iwander 06-Oct-22
Gaur 06-Oct-22
Iwander 06-Oct-22
Bugle-up 06-Oct-22
Bugle-up 06-Oct-22
HEXX 06-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 06-Oct-22
jjs 06-Oct-22
hawkeye in PA 06-Oct-22
Frisky 06-Oct-22
olddogrib 06-Oct-22
Frisky 06-Oct-22
skramr12 06-Oct-22
olddogrib 06-Oct-22
ruintfletch 06-Oct-22
skramr12 06-Oct-22
Jed Gitchel 06-Oct-22
Iwander 06-Oct-22
bowhunt 06-Oct-22
grizzly63 07-Oct-22
bowhunt 07-Oct-22
Box Call 71 07-Oct-22
Iwander 07-Oct-22
Iwander 07-Oct-22
Iwander 07-Oct-22
Lowcountry 07-Oct-22
Iwander 07-Oct-22
Iwander 07-Oct-22
olddogrib 07-Oct-22
Herbie 07-Oct-22
Iwander 07-Oct-22
Frisky 07-Oct-22
crookedstix 07-Oct-22
Iwander 07-Oct-22
Frisky 07-Oct-22
Frisky 07-Oct-22
Lowcountry 07-Oct-22
Lowcountry 07-Oct-22
Box Call 71 08-Oct-22
Supernaut 08-Oct-22
Frisky 08-Oct-22
PhantomWolf 08-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 10-Oct-22
Frisky 10-Oct-22
Pdiddly2 10-Oct-22
longbow1968 10-Oct-22
Iwander 10-Oct-22
bowhunt 10-Oct-22
Frisky 10-Oct-22
bowhunt 10-Oct-22
Frisky 10-Oct-22
bowhunt 10-Oct-22
Frisky 10-Oct-22
olddogrib 11-Oct-22
Ben Ahrens 11-Oct-22
kokosing 11-Oct-22
metalanton 11-Oct-22
Herbie 11-Oct-22
Frisky 11-Oct-22
Jed Gitchel 11-Oct-22
olddogrib 11-Oct-22
grizzly63 11-Oct-22
Frisky 11-Oct-22
tecum-tha 11-Oct-22
olddogrib 12-Oct-22
South Farm 12-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 12-Oct-22
2 bears 12-Oct-22
2 bears 12-Oct-22
grizzly63 12-Oct-22
Frisky 12-Oct-22
Iwander 14-Oct-22
Frisky 14-Oct-22
Iwander 14-Oct-22
olddogrib 14-Oct-22
AK Pathfinder 14-Oct-22
PhantomWolf 14-Oct-22
Poppy 14-Oct-22
Frisky 14-Oct-22
Iwander 14-Oct-22
Kodiak 14-Oct-22
grizzly63 14-Oct-22
Frisky 14-Oct-22
bowhunt 15-Oct-22
Box Call 71 15-Oct-22
Dirtnap 15-Oct-22
Pdiddly2 15-Oct-22
Pdiddly2 15-Oct-22
Iwander 15-Oct-22
olddogrib 15-Oct-22
crookedstix 15-Oct-22
olddogrib 15-Oct-22
yaderehey 15-Oct-22
Pdiddly2 15-Oct-22
olddogrib 15-Oct-22
Frisky 15-Oct-22
bowfitz 15-Oct-22
bentstick54 15-Oct-22
AK Pathfinder 15-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 16-Oct-22
olddogrib 17-Oct-22
Dirtnap 17-Oct-22
hawkeye in PA 17-Oct-22
Frisky 17-Oct-22
kokosing 17-Oct-22
Lowcountry 17-Oct-22
Gaur 17-Oct-22
iowacedarshooter 17-Oct-22
Kodiak 17-Oct-22
olddogrib 17-Oct-22
Dirtnap 17-Oct-22
2 bears 17-Oct-22
Frisky 17-Oct-22
fishin coyote 17-Oct-22
bentstick54 17-Oct-22
Frisky 17-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 17-Oct-22
Keith 17-Oct-22
Frisky 17-Oct-22
Pdiddly2 17-Oct-22
Pdiddly2 17-Oct-22
Kodiak 17-Oct-22
Frisky 17-Oct-22
grizzly63 17-Oct-22
South Farm 18-Oct-22
olddogrib 18-Oct-22
AK Pathfinder 18-Oct-22
Frisky 18-Oct-22
olddogrib 19-Oct-22
Supernaut 19-Oct-22
Supernaut 19-Oct-22
Live2Hunt 19-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 19-Oct-22
Frisky 19-Oct-22
Frisky 19-Oct-22
olddogrib 19-Oct-22
hawkeye in PA 19-Oct-22
Frisky 19-Oct-22
2 bears 19-Oct-22
olddogrib 19-Oct-22
Keith 19-Oct-22
Frisky 19-Oct-22
Keith 19-Oct-22
Frisky 20-Oct-22
Frisky 20-Oct-22
Pdiddly2 21-Oct-22
Frisky 21-Oct-22
Andy Man 21-Oct-22
AK Pathfinder 21-Oct-22
grizzly63 21-Oct-22
bowhunt 21-Oct-22
Bugle-up 21-Oct-22
Frisky 22-Oct-22
crookedstix 22-Oct-22
olddogrib 22-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 22-Oct-22
PhantomWolf 22-Oct-22
Kodiak 22-Oct-22
Bugle-up 22-Oct-22
Keith 22-Oct-22
Frisky 22-Oct-22
grizzly63 22-Oct-22
olddogrib 23-Oct-22
Kodiak 23-Oct-22
kokosing 23-Oct-22
Jed Gitchel 25-Oct-22
Frisky 26-Oct-22
olddogrib 27-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 27-Oct-22
Mechanic 27-Oct-22
Frisky 27-Oct-22
Frisky 27-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 27-Oct-22
Lowcountry 27-Oct-22
lost run 27-Oct-22
Frisky 27-Oct-22
grizzly63 27-Oct-22
Frisky 28-Oct-22
olddogrib 28-Oct-22
Box Call 71 28-Oct-22
Keith 28-Oct-22
Kodiak 28-Oct-22
mamba-ny 28-Oct-22
HEXX 28-Oct-22
olddogrib 28-Oct-22
Frisky 28-Oct-22
S Quinton 28-Oct-22
Frisky 28-Oct-22
Frisky 29-Oct-22
S Quinton 29-Oct-22
olddogrib 29-Oct-22
Frisky 29-Oct-22
yaderehey 29-Oct-22
Bugle-up 29-Oct-22
hawkeye in PA 29-Oct-22
hawkeye in PA 29-Oct-22
olddogrib 29-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 29-Oct-22
Mortis Sagittas 29-Oct-22
S Quinton 29-Oct-22
Frisky 29-Oct-22
olddogrib 30-Oct-22
PhantomWolf 30-Oct-22
Poppy 30-Oct-22
Frisky 30-Oct-22
bowhunt 31-Oct-22
olddogrib 31-Oct-22
Gaur 31-Oct-22
yaderehey 31-Oct-22
olddogrib 31-Oct-22
Box Call 71 31-Oct-22
Frisky 31-Oct-22
Frisky 31-Oct-22
Frisky 31-Oct-22
Landshark Launcher 31-Oct-22
bentstick54 01-Nov-22
S Quinton 01-Nov-22
S Quinton 01-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 01-Nov-22
S Quinton 01-Nov-22
S Quinton 01-Nov-22
Frisky 01-Nov-22
Treeman 01-Nov-22
bowhunt 02-Nov-22
Frisky 02-Nov-22
Frisky 02-Nov-22
PhantomWolf 02-Nov-22
skramr12 02-Nov-22
Phil Magistro 02-Nov-22
Frisky 02-Nov-22
Andy Man 02-Nov-22
Frisky 02-Nov-22
bowhunt 02-Nov-22
Stubee 02-Nov-22
S Quinton 02-Nov-22
S Quinton 02-Nov-22
Frisky 02-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 02-Nov-22
George D. Stout 02-Nov-22
Frisky 02-Nov-22
Pdiddly2 04-Nov-22
crookedstix 04-Nov-22
olddogrib 04-Nov-22
Yellah Nocks 04-Nov-22
Pdiddly2 04-Nov-22
South Farm 04-Nov-22
Bugle-up 04-Nov-22
Frisky 04-Nov-22
olddogrib 05-Nov-22
S Quinton 05-Nov-22
South Farm 07-Nov-22
Frisky 07-Nov-22
olddogrib 07-Nov-22
S Quinton 07-Nov-22
S Quinton 07-Nov-22
olddogrib 07-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 07-Nov-22
Frisky 07-Nov-22
olddogrib 07-Nov-22
S Quinton 07-Nov-22
Frisky 07-Nov-22
South Farm 07-Nov-22
Frisky 07-Nov-22
bowhunt 07-Nov-22
Frisky 07-Nov-22
grizzly63 07-Nov-22
S Quinton 08-Nov-22
S Quinton 08-Nov-22
Frisky 09-Nov-22
grizzly63 09-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 09-Nov-22
Frisky 09-Nov-22
S Quinton 09-Nov-22
bowhunt 09-Nov-22
Frisky 09-Nov-22
S Quinton 10-Nov-22
olddogrib 10-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 10-Nov-22
Frisky 10-Nov-22
S Quinton 10-Nov-22
g2knee 10-Nov-22
Andy Man 10-Nov-22
Andy Man 10-Nov-22
olddogrib 10-Nov-22
JimG 10-Nov-22
Frisky 10-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 10-Nov-22
bluesman 10-Nov-22
lost run 10-Nov-22
Frisky 10-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 10-Nov-22
olddogrib 11-Nov-22
Mechanic 11-Nov-22
Herbie 12-Nov-22
Frisky 12-Nov-22
olddogrib 12-Nov-22
Bugle-up 12-Nov-22
Frisky 12-Nov-22
Frisky 12-Nov-22
Frisky 12-Nov-22
bowhunt 12-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 12-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 12-Nov-22
hawkeye in PA 13-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 13-Nov-22
S Quinton 13-Nov-22
lost run 13-Nov-22
Andy Man 14-Nov-22
Frisky 14-Nov-22
Frisky 14-Nov-22
olddogrib 14-Nov-22
Andy Man 14-Nov-22
Andy Man 14-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 14-Nov-22
grizzly63 14-Nov-22
Frisky 14-Nov-22
lost run 14-Nov-22
bowhunt 15-Nov-22
Poppy 15-Nov-22
olddogrib 15-Nov-22
Frisky 15-Nov-22
olddogrib 15-Nov-22
The last savage 15-Nov-22
Frisky 15-Nov-22
bentstick54 15-Nov-22
Dirtnap 15-Nov-22
Frisky 15-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 15-Nov-22
Andy Man 15-Nov-22
Frisky 15-Nov-22
S Quinton 15-Nov-22
bowhunt 15-Nov-22
S Quinton 15-Nov-22
Frisky 15-Nov-22
buster v davenport 15-Nov-22
bowhunt 16-Nov-22
Frisky 16-Nov-22
S Quinton 16-Nov-22
olddogrib 16-Nov-22
Herbie 16-Nov-22
Frisky 16-Nov-22
Frisky 16-Nov-22
olddogrib 16-Nov-22
Frisky 16-Nov-22
olddogrib 16-Nov-22
bowhunt 16-Nov-22
Frisky 16-Nov-22
Phil Magistro 16-Nov-22
olddogrib 16-Nov-22
Frisky 16-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 16-Nov-22
Frisky 16-Nov-22
grizzly63 16-Nov-22
Phil Magistro 16-Nov-22
Frisky 16-Nov-22
kokosing 17-Nov-22
Bugle-up 17-Nov-22
Bugle-up 17-Nov-22
S Quinton 17-Nov-22
Frisky 17-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 17-Nov-22
S Quinton 17-Nov-22
S Quinton 17-Nov-22
olddogrib 17-Nov-22
S Quinton 17-Nov-22
Frisky 17-Nov-22
Frisky 17-Nov-22
S Quinton 17-Nov-22
mamba-ny 17-Nov-22
Frisky 17-Nov-22
Andy Man 17-Nov-22
bowhunt 17-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 17-Nov-22
Dirtnap 17-Nov-22
Arcus Pater 17-Nov-22
S Quinton 17-Nov-22
S Quinton 17-Nov-22
Dirtnap 21-Nov-22
bentstick54 21-Nov-22
Frisky 21-Nov-22
Phil Magistro 21-Nov-22
Frisky 21-Nov-22
Mortis Sagittas 21-Nov-22
S Quinton 22-Nov-22
S Quinton 22-Nov-22
bowhunt 22-Nov-22
olddogrib 22-Nov-22
hawkeye in PA 22-Nov-22
Yellah Nocks 22-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 22-Nov-22
tradmt 22-Nov-22
olddogrib 22-Nov-22
Bugle-up 22-Nov-22
Yellah Nocks 22-Nov-22
Bugle-up 22-Nov-22
jjs 22-Nov-22
longbow1968 22-Nov-22
Bugle-up 22-Nov-22
S Quinton 22-Nov-22
Frisky 22-Nov-22
arlone 22-Nov-22
Frisky 22-Nov-22
Bugle-up 22-Nov-22
Bugle-up 22-Nov-22
S Quinton 22-Nov-22
Bugle-up 22-Nov-22
Frisky 23-Nov-22
olddogrib 23-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 23-Nov-22
olddogrib 23-Nov-22
Frisky 23-Nov-22
deerfly 23-Nov-22
Kodiak 23-Nov-22
olddogrib 23-Nov-22
S Quinton 23-Nov-22
deerfly 23-Nov-22
buster v davenport 23-Nov-22
Jim Keller 23-Nov-22
Jim Keller 23-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 23-Nov-22
bowhunt 23-Nov-22
Box Call 71 24-Nov-22
olddogrib 24-Nov-22
hawkeye in PA 24-Nov-22
skramr12 24-Nov-22
Yellah Nocks 24-Nov-22
Andy Man 24-Nov-22
buster v davenport 24-Nov-22
olddogrib 24-Nov-22
spike78 24-Nov-22
Frisky 24-Nov-22
S Quinton 24-Nov-22
Pdiddly2 24-Nov-22
bentstick54 24-Nov-22
Frisky 24-Nov-22
grizzly63 24-Nov-22
TrapperKayak 25-Nov-22
olddogrib 25-Nov-22
buster v davenport 25-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 25-Nov-22
Yellah Nocks 25-Nov-22
Andy Man 25-Nov-22
Andy Man 25-Nov-22
Frisky 25-Nov-22
olddogrib 25-Nov-22
TrapperKayak 25-Nov-22
Mortis Sagittas 25-Nov-22
Frisky 25-Nov-22
olddogrib 25-Nov-22
Frisky 29-Nov-22
bowhunt 29-Nov-22
olddogrib 29-Nov-22
spike78 29-Nov-22
Knifeguy 29-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 29-Nov-22
buster v davenport 29-Nov-22
longbow1968 29-Nov-22
olddogrib 29-Nov-22
grizzly63 29-Nov-22
elkpacker 29-Nov-22
olddogrib 30-Nov-22
kokosing 30-Nov-22
S Quinton 30-Nov-22
Frisky 30-Nov-22
S Quinton 30-Nov-22
Dirtnap 30-Nov-22
Frisky 30-Nov-22
olddogrib 30-Nov-22
Frisky 30-Nov-22
Box Call 71 30-Nov-22
Frisky 30-Nov-22
olddogrib 30-Nov-22
Pdiddly2 30-Nov-22
Andy Man 30-Nov-22
Yellah Nocks 30-Nov-22
Landshark Launcher 30-Nov-22
bowhunt 30-Nov-22
spike78 01-Dec-22
Frisky 01-Dec-22
S Quinton 01-Dec-22
skramr12 01-Dec-22
Frisky 01-Dec-22
olddogrib 01-Dec-22
Jim Keller 06-Dec-22
Herbie 06-Dec-22
yaderehey 06-Dec-22
S Quinton 06-Dec-22
Frisky 06-Dec-22
buster v davenport 06-Dec-22
Landshark Launcher 06-Dec-22
Frisky 06-Dec-22
bentstick54 06-Dec-22
buster v davenport 06-Dec-22
bowhunt 06-Dec-22
grizzly63 06-Dec-22
2 bears 06-Dec-22
S Quinton 07-Dec-22
olddogrib 07-Dec-22
kokosing 07-Dec-22
g2knee 07-Dec-22
Fields 07-Dec-22
Landshark Launcher 07-Dec-22
olddogrib 07-Dec-22
spike78 07-Dec-22
HEXX 07-Dec-22
buster v davenport 07-Dec-22
Frisky 07-Dec-22
Jim Keller 07-Dec-22
Dirtnap 07-Dec-22
Frisky 07-Dec-22
hawkeye in PA 07-Dec-22
Catskills 07-Dec-22
Landshark Launcher 07-Dec-22
buster v davenport 07-Dec-22
bowhunt 07-Dec-22
olddogrib 08-Dec-22
yaderehey 08-Dec-22
Frisky 08-Dec-22
Supernaut 08-Dec-22
olddogrib 08-Dec-22
Bugle-up 08-Dec-22
lost run 08-Dec-22
Yellah Nocks 08-Dec-22
Percy 08-Dec-22
yaderehey 08-Dec-22
Frisky 08-Dec-22
spike78 08-Dec-22
Frisky 08-Dec-22
bowhunt 08-Dec-22
Yellah Nocks 09-Dec-22
PhantomWolf 09-Dec-22
S Quinton 09-Dec-22
S Quinton 09-Dec-22
olddogrib 09-Dec-22
kokosing 09-Dec-22
S Quinton 09-Dec-22
Andy Man 09-Dec-22
Lost arrow 09-Dec-22
Frisky 09-Dec-22
Landshark Launcher 09-Dec-22
spike78 09-Dec-22
Frisky 09-Dec-22
Billy Knight 09-Dec-22
White Falcon 09-Dec-22
Frisky 09-Dec-22
olddogrib 09-Dec-22
Andy Man 09-Dec-22
buster v davenport 09-Dec-22
Jim Keller 09-Dec-22
AK Pathfinder 09-Dec-22
grizzly63 09-Dec-22
From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22

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Folks, the 2022 season will soon be upon us, so I decided to present the Leatherwall with a diary of what will undoubtably be a successful season! This is less for entertainment and more of an educational tool, designed to teach all of you how to hunt. I have my doubts any of you are actual hunters. If you pay attention, you too could become a great hunter, as I teach you how to go about filling the freezer. It’s not about scenery. It’s not about companionship. It’s not about love of the outdoors. It’s about filling the freezer. Anything less is a failure. Man didn’t survive for some 200,000 years by standing around smelling the flowers. He hunted! That said, I’ll now start the diary by showing you how I prepare. The season will begin on Saturday, but my first day will likely be next Weds, as a cold front moves through and replaces unseasonable heat and some rain with cooler, drier air. With luck, this diary will quickly get buried in threads, but I’ll bring it back each time I go out. I expect the diary will end on or around October 6th, as that’s when the deer come into the WMA, where I hunt, and I’ll get one. I’ve never gotten a shot in September, but I will go out a few times. In this photo, I introduce you to Tinker and Taz. I just purchased my license, for $35, and now the girls are preparing my hunting clothing by sleeping on top of them for a week. Deer do not fear cat smell.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22

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Yesterday, I hit the woods and got busy preparing my spots. Sadly, either the DNR or the utilities company had removed brush out in front of my ambush spot, changing the area in a way that will impact my hunting. When something unexpected happens, you have to adapt. It forced me to prepare three spots! In this photo, you see spot #1. This is where I’d kill a deer, given a southerly wind. You can see the start of a shooting lane, right down the middle of the photo. Early on, I don’t make it too obvious. In past years, this presents a 9 yard shot. Now, it’s a 13 yard shot. The deer will pass by from left to right or right to left. You have to make them stop in your shooting lane. To do this, I approach the area from the south, walking through the field, toward that little tree. As I reach the deer trail, I stand right top of it and then continue on down the lane. When a deer reaches where I stood, it will stop and go on alert. Too late, I’ve already released an arrow.

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22

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There’s a good chance that my beloved spot won’t work out, given the change in terrain. So, I went 20 yards to the right and cut another lane. You can see it down the center of the photo. This presents a 15 yard shot. Now, when you approach a spot like this, you can’t walk to the left or right of the shooting lane. You must approach it dead on, in this case from the south, and stop right in front of it. I need the deer to stop just to the right of that tree. When the deer stops, I’m already at full draw.

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22

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On Weds, the wind will be out of the north, so I can’t hunt spots 1 and 2. This photo shows spot #3, which is straight south of spot #2! As the deer run along the treeline in the background, I’m right out in the field, hidden by a little tree and some brush. See those two green bushes in the center of the photo? The V between them is part of the shooting lane. This shot is 15 to 17 yards. In this case, you can either bleat to stop the deer or walk straight down the shooting lane to the trail, stand there and walk back. When the deer gets to where you stood, it will stop and die. That’s enough for now, but stay tuned for this adventure! Next up, I’ll talk about essential equipment.

From: bowhunt
Date: 15-Sep-22




Looks like some good setups.

I go all out and put my hunting bows directly in the litter box for a week before the season and stash them thier after hunts.Just another tip.Cats can be useful at times.

From: Osr144
Date: 15-Sep-22

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Vastly different style of hunting.Here My favourite game is feral goats.Ya just got to locate them stalk and shoot.You can't just wait for them to come along too often.Ocasionally An ambush at a water hole.In my hunting area you get mainly goats and pigs.No season either.We do have 6 specie of introduced deer but we do have permits and seasons for those.My hunting terrain in Oz Osr

From: Dale Rohrbeck
Date: 15-Sep-22




Frisky, the suspense is killing me. I’m on the edge of my seat.

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Sep-22




Dale, don't get too excited. this "diary" will likely, as in seasons past, be a compilation of very short stories....all ending in failure. Good luck Joe! Buy Beanie Weenies when they're on sale, you're gonna need 'em. The furballs are used to having to fend for themselves. I'll ask Batman to send the ASPCA by for a wellness check around January.

From: Jinkster
Date: 15-Sep-22




So I’m assuming you got the combine all tuned up and ready for the kill?

From: fishin coyote
Date: 15-Sep-22




Your scenery pictures are nice but not as nice as crookedstix's. Good luck on the upcoming season

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 15-Sep-22




So you are saying we need to first go out and cut shooting lanes. Then , use the,"deer come to me" method? I don't mean to question a Legend,but why not just go setup over deer sign??

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Sep-22




This should be educational ;)

From: Bernie Bjorklund
Date: 15-Sep-22




I'm looking forward to this one!

Bernie

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 15-Sep-22




How to become a legendary hunter: - use any weapon available. Don't hike through bedding areas taking pictures of your bow. The only scenery we care about is blood and fur. Joe I have been paying attention and will watch this thread with interest

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 15-Sep-22




Shouldn't it be named "Ford Fairlane"? Or "Bumper Car"? heheheh...TK

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 15-Sep-22




Shouldn't it be named "Ford Fairlane"? Or "Bumper Car"? heheheh...TK

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 15-Sep-22

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This ought to be a real sleeper...

From: Supernaut
Date: 15-Sep-22




Joe, best of luck to you this season.

I have no doubt Tinker and Taz sleeping on your hunting clothes will give you good MOJO. Nice pictures.

From: mangonboat
Date: 15-Sep-22




The best laid plans of mice and men...

From: South Farm
Date: 15-Sep-22




I hasten to think what would happen if I caught a cat laying on my hunting clothes. Good thing they have nine lives is all I can say..

Anyway, you need to change the title to "Journal" rather than "diary". A diary holds your deepest darkest secrets...things like the first girl you kissed, how you snooped through your parents nightstand drawers, or the first deer you ever bagged with the Buick...that's why diaries come with locks built into them.

A "Journal" is something you share with the world, something that could quite possibly make you famous, although I think you already most certainly are!

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22




A few good questions have been raised. Among them, why not set up over sign? I have. The best sign, contrary to the advice of the "experts," is not a scrape or rub. It's a well-worn trail in a bottleneck, a place where deer are led into a particular locale. In this case, all deer traveling from the east or west will pass by me, if they travel along the field edge and not through the woods. Entering the woods calls for different tactics, but hunters enter and roam the woods. I have to avoid hunters, at all costs. We're talking 37 acres here

Joe

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 15-Sep-22




I'm guessing those shooting lanes are lanes to view the farmer as he combines. When he hits the deer and it is maimed, it will take the path of least resistance right to Frisky. Got it, great advice from the master.

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22




Journaling is what I'm doing. However, I am presenting secrets, closely guarded in the past, so diary is correct.

Joe

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 15-Sep-22




When your talking deer sign one of those DOT warning signs "DEER CROSSING AREA"?

Since I'm allergic to felines I'll never reach your status.

Best of luck Joe, and remember to look both ways when your heading down the trail.

From: Treeman
Date: 15-Sep-22




In future years this diary will rival Fred Bear's Field Notes in importance. Lol

From: Kodiak
Date: 15-Sep-22




37 acres of public land right next to Austin? Dude, you need to find some private ground to hunt. I know that area really well, I grew up real close to there. Is it the WMA that's right next to I-90?

Good luck though, it's all about getting out there and doing it. Also,I wouldn't skip the first few days of the season, in my experience it's the absolute best time to arrow a good buck.

From: Andy Man
Date: 15-Sep-22




Nice looking area

Hopefully you can fill the book up this year

From: Two Feathers
Date: 15-Sep-22




I better start keeping notes so I don't forget anything,

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22




Kodiak- Yes. By I-90. Right in front of what becomes state hwy 46. I'll be posting a Google Earth shot of it.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22

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Here's a Google Earth shot of my hunting grounds. The three red dots are about where I'll be sitting.

Joe

From: felipe
Date: 15-Sep-22




Nice; is that your big house like 25 yards away. Do like Babysaph would and just shoot one out the window.

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22

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I can see the roof of that house from my spot, but it's at least 150 yards away. The girls are asleep on the picnic table chair cushions and Fatty has taken over hunting clothes duty, as shown here.

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 15-Sep-22




I also have outside cats,and sometimes deer in my yard. The deer get used to them. But in no way would i hunt MY yard deer. Thats just not challenging enough for me,but if that is your thing,go 4 it. Now I understand why you want cat smell on your clothes. I am kinda disappointed to learn that you are trying to kill a yard doe. But,to each his own.

From: HEXX
Date: 15-Sep-22




I did not know Frisky hunted cats (?).

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Sep-22




I have it straight from Joe's "stop-over" Midwest hunting buds that never take him along....fatty didn't get that way due to Frisky's hunting prowess. It's a wonder the poor beast isn't anorexic, but he's a better hunter than Joe!

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22




Osr144- Feral goat hunting would be great! Dallas Conway style!

Fatty was 22 pounds and is now on a diet. He weighed in at 18 pounds last week.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Sep-22




"Diet" translation: Fatty is getting venison that is still "on the hoof"!

From: Osr144
Date: 15-Sep-22




Lots of properties won't allow you to shoot wild goats as they have commercial value.Folk of the Muslim faith pay good money for goat meat.The property.managers are heli mustering the wild goats from the air and they get halal butchering at the meat works to conform to Muslim coustom.Basically a good free resource.I have only shot two deer both Asiatic breeds 1 Rusa and 1 Samber.We have Red deer ,axis Fallow and chital deer.We are not allowed to shoot our native animals these days but we used too.Professional shooters can cull the native Kangaroos but common folk can't.we can hunt pigs,goat,water buffalo,camel foxes ,rabbits.and feral cats and wild dogs.There is a possibility our salt water Crocodile may be getting a limited season.You just get your deer mate osr

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 15-Sep-22




Joe thanks for the tips. And good luck this season.

From: tradmt
Date: 15-Sep-22

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Well I wish you had a finished diary so I could hunt better, season been running here already and finally made it out one day. Only made it to 25 yards on some does but I felt the wind was just a bit much to let an arrow go on a walking deer. I really could have used some insight from a real hunter. :)

From: tradmt
Date: 15-Sep-22

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Nice evening other than windy as all get out.

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Sep-22




Man, talk about a crappy, desolate area! Glad I have a great spot!

Joe

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Sep-22




Fatty? Can’t stop laughing. Love the cats

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Sep-22




Fatty? Can’t stop laughing. Love the cats

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Sep-22




His name is Tippy, but I changed it to Fatty until he drops weight. I'm fat shaming him.

Joe

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 16-Sep-22




Do you use wider tires so the Electra can float on that soft field soil? And for a bumper is chromed steel okay, or do you replace it with a softwood log?(giggle)

Best of success, hope you nail a 'biggun.'

From: tradmt
Date: 16-Sep-22




I wish everyone else would understand how crappy this area is. :)

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Sep-22

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Now, I’d like to discuss essential gear. You’ll need a pack of some sort to carry essentials. I use a 2oz nylon bag I bought at Walmart for $5. It’s shown on the right in the photo. In it, have your armguard (not an essential but looks the part) glove and a spare glove or tab. Have a face net. Have a spare string (not shown) Have your cell phone (turned off) and a headlamp and powerful LED flashlight. Make sure everything is charged! If it’s during the rut, bring a grunt call. Have two super sharp knives. One is fine though. Have face paint. Bring plastic bags and toilet paper. You’ll use the TP to mark blood trails, until the snow arrives. Have rubber gloves, your license, wire to afix it and a pair of reading glasses, if needed. I also include a small camera. If you’re prone to forget your hunting hat, keep it in the bag. Of course, don’t forget your bow and arrows! Also, always have a spare stringer! Not shown. Total pack weight is exactly 4 pounds. Don’t go heavier. This is the heaviest my pack has weighed, due to the new flashlight and being forced, by family members, to take my phone with me in case the car breaks down.

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Sep-22

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Next, you need a chair. Real men don’t hunt out of trees. Carry a light weight chair that won’t squeak. That means no swivel. It should be comfortable for up to three hours. You also need proper ground clearance. Make sure you practice from your chair. Chair weight should not exceed 6 pounds. Mine is 5.4 pounds. I prefer a 3 pound chair, but comfort makes up for the weight of my chair. So, I carry in 9.4 pounds in my left hand and my bow and arrows in the right hand. I go back less than 400 yards.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Sep-22




There are ways to cut down on pack weight, as 4 pounds is a lot to carry. Keep your can of mosquito spray in the car. Put it on when you string the bow. I knock 12oz off pack weight when I take a 2oz knife and leave the two heavy knives shown home. That alone takes pack weight down from 4 pounds to 3 pounds 4 oz. I usually use a flashlight that's 4oz lighter than the one shown. That brings pack weight down to 3 pounds. I save another 2oz by leaving some of the face paint home. That takes me to 2 pounds 14oz for the pack weight. That's more like it.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Sep-22




Finally, some people I've hunted with take almost 10 minutes to start the walk to their spot. This is a disgrace! You should get out of your vehicle and be ready to hunt within 2 minutes. If your partner takes longer than that, dump him. You don't bring the house with you. You leave the house and go hunting.

Joe

From: 2 bears
Date: 17-Sep-22




I know you don't need it but GOOD LUCK. >>>----> Ken

From: tradmt
Date: 17-Sep-22




You might get thirsty.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Sep-22




You don't bring water. You don't need it unless you're in the desert. I'm sick and tired of all these hydrators running amok.

Joe

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 17-Sep-22




Now Joe here is where we part company. Even a legend gets older. As I understand it dehydration is a contributing factor for stroke. This is the only thing I can find to argue about. Keep it coming.

From: Backcountry
Date: 17-Sep-22




Lack of adequate hydration can lead to loss of coordination, confusion, and poor judgment. Apparently Frisky has been hunting without having any water along for some time now.

From: Frisky
Date: 18-Sep-22




Be reasonable about your water requirements. Most of the time, you're getting out of your car, walking a few hundred yards and sitting down in a blind or in a tree. You don't need to be sucking on water every 5 minutes. You're there to hunt, not hydrate. Last I read, Ishi would squat down in a field, for hours, and not worry about hydrating, and he was in California, for cripes sake!

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 18-Sep-22




Frisky is "ready to hunt" two minutes after climbing IN his vehicle...it takes him that long to reach his "killing fields" backroads!

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 18-Sep-22




Backcountry LOL!!

Frisky…I am on the edge of my seat!! Kerry and I are waiting with bated breath to see how this all unfolds…pass the popcorn please!

From: Dry Bones
Date: 18-Sep-22

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Frisky, this aint California, but out here you better have something to drink. This is on a private ranch I get to hunt. There is a small creek drain just over a mile from the camp. You can drive close to it, but I usually walk. A lot less noise coming in that way. I took a Turkey a couple seasons back at that spot and my buck last season was maybe 100 yards further in. Pack light, travel fast, but do it quiet.

Bones

From: crookedstix
Date: 18-Sep-22




I'd have more respect for you if you hunted by prowling through all that scrub brush, and succeeded by spotting the deer before it spotted you. Anyone can sit in a chair all season watching a crossing, but a legend ought to be able to tiptoe in on one.

From: bentstick54
Date: 18-Sep-22




If you’re only hunting a couple of hundred yards from your truck, a real hunter should not even need to take a pack of any kind. If you’re not out long enough to need water, your bow, a couple of arrows, and a belt knife should be all a real hunter would need. Oh, and your stool. Everything else could stay 5 minutes away in your vehicle of choice further cutting down your weight.

From: tradmt
Date: 18-Sep-22

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From: Frisky
Date: 18-Sep-22




Talk about a disgraceful blind! You might as well shoot out the kitchen window.

Joe

From: tradmt
Date: 18-Sep-22




It works so I guess I’ll accept its disgracefulness. Lol

From: Backcountry
Date: 18-Sep-22




TradMt— Yep, that blind sure fooled a bovine, anyway! Were you hunting pronghorns?

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 18-Sep-22




Geez Frisky…” a few hundred yards from your car??

After we climb a few miles and a 1000 feet up to camp we walk another “…few hundred yards” just to fill our water bottles! Bow in hand of course!

I thought you were actually going to stalk an animal instead of sitting at city limits waiting for a deer that’s tired of living to walk by on his way to a corn-pile!!

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Sep-22




don't recall me ever shooting one out of a window.

From: Frisky
Date: 19-Sep-22




You don't see me walking up and down mountains and then coming home, in disgrace, empty-handed. I walk a few hundred yards and score on a deer. To update, I allowed the first two days of the season to go by without going hunting. You can't get one by sitting around the house, so I will be going.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 19-Sep-22




A true "Legend" never misses opening day...truck in the shop?

From: tradmt
Date: 19-Sep-22




Backcountry, yes, pronghorn and mule deer.

Killed a muley doe off tgat water and a small pronghorn last fall, unfortunately, it’s dry this fall.

From: Box Call 71
Date: 19-Sep-22




Hey,just like old coon hunting days.dogs would scrabble,pee,and sniffing ,and fighting ,then finally get after the coons.not much like us guys nowadays.

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 19-Sep-22

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Hey Joe. You need one of these calenders,to keep track of all the times you go out, and come back empty handed.

From: Frisky
Date: 19-Sep-22




I stayed home today, so my day 1 entry won't be until Weds. Near 90 for tomorrow. It was 80 today, and I don't have warm weather clothing to wear. I decided to mow the lawn and shoot at Legend's Range tonight, under the stars. I'm not in a huge rush, as I don't even see deer at the start of the season.

Joe

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 19-Sep-22

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Only thing I see being hunted for here is excuses why you’re not out hunting!!

A true legend doesn’t let warm weather get in the way! No need for warm weather clothing…wear shorts and camo your exposed hide like this guy!

From: Frisky
Date: 20-Sep-22




Mosquitoes. You have to cover yourself here or be bitten to death! I'd have to wear my thin flannel shirt and hope they didn't bite through it too much. I'd rather bide my time and strike, like a rattle snake, when the moment is upon me!

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 20-Sep-22




He's just smarter than you guys.He knows where to park for a quick walk to make a kill right under other hunters noses who go deep and get skunked in crappier spots.The good spots can be easily accessable if you know what to look for and are patient like one of his cats.

From: Frisky
Date: 20-Sep-22




Bowhunt is correct. I know what I'm doing. Remember, I"m on 37 acres of public land, and I'm competing with incompetents. Often, they walk in, just as the sun is setting, and stand around, arrow knocked. I have to cross the prairie grass field, in the Google Earth pic shown in the thread, to get away from these guys. If I go into the woods to the north, I have to put up with a 50/50 chance someone will walk by as the sun sets! Now, the deer and I both know to stay along the field edge to avoid hunters. Thats why they're an easy setup, but I need a southerly wind. North is at the top of the photo of my area. If the wind is out of the north, it blows through the woods and out into the field. So, I have to hide right out in the field and possess the prowess of Ishi to get a shot. This is something NONE of you can do, as you lack both the mindset and the skillset. I'll be doing this on Weds evening, as the temps fall and the wind howls out of the north!

Joe

From: Backcountry
Date: 20-Sep-22




As Yogi once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching.” So I’m keeping a close watch on this thread in the off-chance that Frisky Joe might post something useful... like a cookie recipe or something.

From: olddogrib
Date: 20-Sep-22




"I'm not in a huge rush, as I don't even see deer at the start of the season."

Nor the middle, nor the end.....but wait till he see's one through that windshield!!!!

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 20-Sep-22

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olddogrib...no deer thru the windshield with Frisky's new hunting rig...

Scooped up on the deer catcher and right up onto the engine block to start cooking once the hood slams down!

From: Frisky
Date: 23-Sep-22




9-22-22 Day 1. Well folks, the hunting has finally begun! I showed up at the WMA, and a hunter was there. I didn't worry about him, figuring he'd be 300 yards away, up in a tree. I never did see him. As I cut across the field and approached spot 1, I saw a flock of turkeys in and around spot 2. That got me to 110 species of birds for the season. I left them alone and went straight to spot 1 and sat. Had I been hungry, I would have poached a turkey. They're one of the stupidest and easy to hunt creatures on the planet. Conditions were fine. I had almost calm air and a temp of 60 degrees. I sat for 3 hours and 20 minutes, and my chair was fine. I never had to stand. I saw one mosquito. Tonight's cold will wipe them all out, so I won't have to wear netting. I noticed a warbler migration coming through, and at sunset, a baby rabbit came out and stood a yard from my feet. He was smart enough to wait until the hawks went to bed, but I did hear owls in the area. At the end of legal shooting time, I stood up, grabbed my stuff and went home. It was a total waste of time. I would have been better off staying home with the cats, who, by the way, were starving! It's about filling the freezer folks. If you don't do that, you wasted your time. Around the 6th through 17th of October, the corn will start coming out (corn is everywhere) and the deer will travel through the WMA. That's when I'll fill the freezer, but I suppose it's ok to go a few times in September, just to get the kinks out.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 23-Sep-22

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One more thing. Before I left to go hunting, two little girls stopped by and asked me if I'd like to buy a painted rock, for 25 cents. I replied I'd give them a dollar if I could have the only red one in the bucket. They sold it to me, telling me they'd give me an even better deal than the 25 cents by letting me have two rocks for a dollar. I told them one was enough. So, I tossed the rock in my hunting bag, for good luck. It probably jinxed me!

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 23-Sep-22




"Hope springs eternal"...to go along with the lame excuses. Sorry, that just slipped out, but this "journal" is going to be a compilation of "cricket symphonies". I've told you repeatedly the cats are malnourished...where's the ASPCA when you need them? Batman, they need a "wellness check". I'll buy your plane ticket. Fatty's just found Joe's snack stash!

From: Mechanic
Date: 23-Sep-22




Enjoying every diary entry. Lol!

From: kokosing
Date: 23-Sep-22




That rabbit foot would be better luck than carrying that rock around.

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 23-Sep-22




True Legends carry rocks in there hunting packs? I didn't know that. We are all learning from this diary of yours. I'm betting this thread hits 400 before your arrow hits a yard doe. :^)

From: Herbie
Date: 23-Sep-22




Keep these reports coming, Joe!

From: Frisky
Date: 23-Sep-22




Just a note that I won't be hunting today, regardless of what Fred Bear said about hunting in the rain. Fairly heavy rain is moving in fast.

Joe

From: Box Call 71
Date: 23-Sep-22




Use the rock to check the weather.if it’s wet,it’s raining,if it’s dry,it’s not raining.

From: Frisky
Date: 23-Sep-22




Good advice boxcall. The rock was dead weight in the old, worn pack, so I removed it. It was a failure. When I start the Teddy fundraiser sale, I'm thinking about selling that rock. I'll call it a good luck rock. I'm skipping today, due to rain, and I have to host a birthday party for my brother John tomorrow. However, I checked the long-range forecast, and it looks promising. My tank was on empty, so I filled it full last night. One more thing of interest. My driver's side car door lock broke. I can't get the door open. So, I have to crawl over the shift lever, through the passenger side, to get to the driver's seat. By wearing my old, light weight snow boots, I found I can fly in and out of the car easier than with my running shoes on! However, I'm going to stick to the WMA because it is a three mile drive.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 24-Sep-22




If you bust them with a "full head of steam", you should not have to worry about getting out of the vehicle quickly to finish them off with an arrow...they'll be "DOA" and pre-tenderized!

From: Box Call 71
Date: 24-Sep-22




Hey, get the windows down and do the dukes of hazard modified nascar window entry.that will mezermize any deer around watching from afar.

From: Jinkster
Date: 24-Sep-22




so you haven't wetted an arrow yet?

From: skramr12
Date: 27-Sep-22




In your sack, you definitely need a snickers bar, a few Jameson nippers (helps cover your breath) and a cold beer waiting in the truck for the ride home. The beer in the truck is something to look forward to after getting skunked hunting.

From: Kentucky
Date: 27-Sep-22




This can’t be the only way… I’m allergic to cats.

From: olddogrib
Date: 27-Sep-22




Ever seen a maternal doe's reaction to a bobcat? Maybe with that long drought you need to reconsider your cover scent? Of course when you're in the vehicle it's probably too late when the feline smell registers. lol!

From: Herbie
Date: 27-Sep-22




In Thunder Bay right now but plan to be in MN in the morning…rested and ready for tracking. Go Joe!

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 28-Sep-22




Frisky. You remind me of me lol

From: Frisky
Date: 28-Sep-22




Folks- Just to update, I have only been out the one time. The wind is slowing and switching to the south, so I'll be out there both Thursday and Friday to end the month. My brother is seeing deer all over the place, at his place 8 miles down the road, but he's such a schumk, I'm not going out there. I'm going to stick with the WMA for now. I've been working out with my bows and shooting my slingshot at the same velocity of an arrow, so it keeps my brain tuned for shooting the bow. I'm pretty confident any deer I get a shot at is dead.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 28-Sep-22




Herbie- I'd like to be in Thunder Bay right now. I'd be muskie fishing!

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 29-Sep-22

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Day 2- I went out this evening and found my chair had come apart! This is a known issue, but I got the chair, figuring I could fix it if it happened to me. Well, I made a field fix and used the chair without a problem. When I got home I made a stronger fix, with paracord, as shown here. It was a quiet evening, as I sat in spot #1. I felt spot 2 would be better, but I was worried about spooking a resting buck if I went to it. At 7PM, I saw a big deer approaching from around spot 2. It had to be a buck. When it got to me, I could see a big rack and body. It walked by me but stayed in thin but tall grass. I hit full draw but had no plans to chance a shot through grass. It browsed as it walked, right where I had passed through earlier. It never scented me. Just before I walked out of the house, I kicked fatso off my hunting clothes and put them on. I'm telling you, it works! I didn't get a shot, but now I'm in a position to set him up.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 29-Sep-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



I placed the sweater I wear under the jacket on the table with the jacket and pants and Fatty jumped back on them to season them for the next hunt.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 29-Sep-22




I got all three of my cats sleeping on my hunting clothes now.I got Big Boy my version of Fatty who digs polar fleece and enjoys hanging out on the fleece and he sleeps like a baby.

They are spraying on the camo a bit which is kinda gross.But its better than the old skunk cover scents LOL.

I should be ready for opening day.Just a little more cat scent cover up and they wont smell me downwind.I think the sprayings are the clincher!

From: Frisky
Date: 29-Sep-22




Moe is my only sprayer. If he sprays, he gets thrown out the door and kept out, and he knows it. You don't want them spraying your clothing, but it would work. You just want them to sleep on the clothes. That's enough scent. It does work. If they had not been sleeping on my clothing, that buck would have caught my scent. Now, I'm in a position to get a shot if another opportunity comes to me.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 29-Sep-22




Okay, I'm going to make an extremely generous offer. ODR's Gen-U- Wine feline-based cover scent. Special price of $75 an ounce to my LW brothers only. I'll get a couple cases of beer at the grocers today, so I should have the supply chain full and ready for orders in no time!

From: Dry Bones
Date: 29-Sep-22




ODR, that is hilarious... and a little gross. Same thought as to the cats actually spraying the clothes. Frisky, not sure how your going to get that Buick in position to bumper thump the buck, but I'll keep watching until something happens. :-)

-Bones

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 29-Sep-22




Remember, softwood bumper! Oak or maple busts way too many bones. A real mess! I knew a guy that rolled up an area carpet and tied it to the front of his pine bumper. No more busted up ribs!

From: Ben Ahrens
Date: 29-Sep-22




Keep the updates coming frisky! Looking forward to seeing everything come together.

From: Frisky
Date: 29-Sep-22




I didn't go out today, as I decided to get laundry done and give the spot a rest. Tomorrow, the last day of the month, might be the day I get my first shot in September, and it might be at that big buck! It's going to be gusting to 20mph, but they said they expect the wind to die way down in the evening. The wind will provide noise for me to slip into place, unseen and unheard. When it dies down, the buck will likely be bedded in the woods and come out. His antlers are not the usual sun-bleached whiteish. They're brown. That tells me the buck is woods animal, feeding in the corn at night and heading back to bed down.

Joe

From: Dirtnap
Date: 29-Sep-22




Can't kill em sitting at home. Good luck tomorrow

From: olddogrib
Date: 30-Sep-22




They're brown from rolling on the ground in his own scat, laughing at the guy who smells like cat piss that thinks he's going to kill him!

From: Frisky
Date: 30-Sep-22




Day 3- Conditions were good, so I went to the WMA. I snuck over to spot 2, as ESP told me spot 2 was associated with the big buck. The wind was light and SSE, and I was facing south. 13 minutes to sunset, I saw the buck running across the field toward me! There was a hunter, to the east of me about 300 yards, that he must have spotted. He ran by me and entered the woods, 15 yards to the west of me, and stopped in heavy cover. He then trotted over to a downed tree and ducked under it. Then, he stood there and looked right at me! I thought, why did he just look at me? He figured I was harmless (not knowing I'm the most dangerous predator in existence) and he trotted down the trail and out of sight. I saw a ray of sunlight shining on a leaf in front of my bag of supplies. A closer look showed my 5,000 lumens flashlight had turned on! When I hunt, I bring a headlamp and a backup flashlight. I gave my flashlight away to someone in need and had to take that crappy bright one! I knew it could easily turn on, but I took it anyway. The buck must have spotted the light shining through the black bag on the ground. After looking it over, he thought nothing of it. I even thought it was natural light. His rack is barely wider than his ears, so he's trophy sized but nothing huge. Looks abut 180 plus pounds. Now I know exactly where he enters and exits the woods, going to or from the field! That means, unless someone else gets him, he's going to die, and that downed tree is the key to the next ambush! Stay tuned, as this is going to get good! I don't like hunting the weekend, due to other hunters, but we'll see how it goes. I do know that no matter what direction the wind blows, I have him narrowed down to one tiny spot, and that spells death in the presence of the APEX PREDATOR!

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 30-Sep-22




excuses, excuses, Oh great one!

From: Treeman
Date: 30-Sep-22




This is going to be great if/when you get that buck! Like Babe Ruth calling that homerun! Lol

From: Frisky
Date: 30-Sep-22




Yes, Treeman is correct! I'm calling this one! Not many public land bowhunters have the confidence and skill to call the shot on a big buck!

Joe

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 01-Oct-22




“ Pride goeth before the fall…”

From: Kodiak
Date: 01-Oct-22




In my experience you get exactly ONE chance at a big buck...so I'd wager you're screwed. You've got 2 weeks until pheasant opener, then it will really get tough there.

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 01-Oct-22




I'm learning about ESP, ...bright flashlights in the daytime excuses...and basically,litter box cover scents..lol

From: mangonboat
Date: 01-Oct-22




Meanwhile, at Bucks Bar, the bucks are drinking cold Buckeye beers and laughing about the cat-piss guy with the glowing backpack and playing liars poker to see who get's to run past him next.

From: Frisky
Date: 01-Oct-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



Things aren't bad out, but I'm staying home. Tomorrow marks the 47th anniversary of my first deer, shot through the heart and lungs at 40 yards, with my Bear 76er. I'll be out there! Here, you see three cats on clothing duty. In my zone, lure lures and cover scents are banned, due to CWD. Cat scent is the answer.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 01-Oct-22

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In this photo. Fatty forced poor Taz off her spot. At three times her weight, she didn't stand a chance!

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 01-Oct-22




magonboat for the win!

From: Iwander
Date: 01-Oct-22

Iwander's embedded Photo



I think I'm beginning to understand....

From: Iwander
Date: 01-Oct-22

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From: Frisky
Date: 01-Oct-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



The girls are back at rest on my clothing, preparing them for tomorrow's 47th anniversary hunt in my 49th year since I first bowhunted deer.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 01-Oct-22




Alot of old timers did use cats for coverup scent because it works plain and simple and its cheap compaired to over the counter remedies that are less effective.

Famous big buck killer Myles Keller from Minnisota swore by his cat coverup.It might be a Minnesota thing.Dont knock it and mock it till you try it.Something about it.Like a secret recipe or magic potion.

Better head to the cat shelter and get yourself a few cats and see for yourself.You can throw away your scentlock outfits and rubber boots and scent away sprays.

Good luck with that buck Frisky.Its a long Season.Hope you prevail!!!

From: Frisky
Date: 01-Oct-22




Bowhunting- I'll be after him! Of course, if a doe comes along, I won't pass on a shot.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 02-Oct-22




That should be Bowhunt. Spell check got me!

From: olddogrib
Date: 02-Oct-22




Congrats on the 47th anniversary. I believe that "first" may have also been the last...exempting road kills!

From: Iwander
Date: 02-Oct-22




Good luck Joe, all kidding aside (for now) Steve

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 02-Oct-22

Wayne Hess's embedded Photo



How about a sleeping black Cat for Luck

From: Andy Man
Date: 02-Oct-22




Being the great legend of the north

I thought this would be a short reader’s digest story and not a 2 book novel

From: olddogrib
Date: 02-Oct-22




Andy, if you take the time to separate the "wheat from chaff", the wisdom found here will be no more than a paragraph, or two at most....and most of that will be about cats!

From: Frisky
Date: 02-Oct-22




Day 4- I set up by the fallen tree trail. Wind was perfect. At sunset, I heard a noise at my feet. I looked down and a pair of big, black beetles were walking around. A red squirrel also scurried to his nest. Other than that, it was pretty dead. At the end of shooting time, I walked out into the field and was about half way through it when a big deer took off. Probably the buck! The other hunter was there again. I think the buck is aware of him and not me.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 03-Oct-22




Sounds like you might have bumped him tonight as well?Might get really wary now of that area.

A morning hunt or 2 might be advisable.If he's getting used to evening pressure and human intrusion.Sounds like the other hunter may have an eye on him as well as you stated.

Maybe some mid day hunts when things heat up in the pre-rut

Keep us posted.

From: Frisky
Date: 03-Oct-22




Yes, he's getting edgy. However, I'm cut out of the mold of Ishi and can ambush him right out in the open field, if necessary.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 03-Oct-22




That might be a bit if a stretch. The only "mold" you have in common with Ishi is what was growing on him after he croaked! No disrespect--RIP, Ishi. We will not be duped by this cultural- appropriating charlatan, lol.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 03-Oct-22




Sounds like that buck is aware of you now. Good luck.

From: Frisky
Date: 03-Oct-22




I disagree the buck is aware of me. Unless a doe shows up, he can consider himself toast.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 03-Oct-22




I'd wager he's already manic depressive and suicidal with fear!

From: Iwander
Date: 03-Oct-22




That's a smart old buck. He's probably hanging out in Joe's crazy cat lady's back yard by now, just like he's done for the past 4 seasons.

From: Kodiak
Date: 03-Oct-22




Every time you walk in there you lay down a scent trail that lasts a long time. The buck knows you've been there, guaranteed.

From: Iwander
Date: 03-Oct-22

Iwander's embedded Photo



From the looks of the pictures, it's just the buck and the cat lady now. All the cats are piled up on Joe's hunting gear, and the cat lady is hand feeding the buck in her backyard out of sheer boredom.....

From: Iwander
Date: 03-Oct-22

Iwander's embedded Photo



But hang in there Joe, steady wins the race and your persistence will pay off sooner or later!!

From: mangonboat
Date: 03-Oct-22




In the meantime, the big black beetles are edible and easy to fix with an air-fryer.

From: olddogrib
Date: 03-Oct-22




Mark, Joe will likely be on a steady "diet of crow" when this journalistic effort inevitably ends up down the crapper to join the collection of Frisky's previous advice. But at least it does provide the discerning on the LW here an opportunity for "target practice" when we can't actually be shooting our bows.

From: Iwander
Date: 03-Oct-22




I sense that Joe is stringing us along, preparatory to one of his seething comebacks. He's likely to "Robinhood" us all with a few perfectly places words at any moment now.

From: Frisky
Date: 03-Oct-22




I do want to mention I'm going to take advantage of 40mph gusts, if and when we get them. In early October, of 2002, I hunted this WMA for the first time. I came upon a rectangle of planted grass. It was straw colored and about 35 yards long and 20 yards deep. It was 7 to 8 feet high. I called it elephant grass. ESP told me a buck was resting in there. So, I made noise and walked by and went about 100 yards. I then snuck back and hid by a tree. At sunset, I heard a sneeze, and out walked a mature buck! He began browsing, at 16 yards, but I could not get a shot off in the cover. He them headed for the field. The buck I'm now after will spend time in the elephant grass. A strong wind will allow me to enter the grass, and he's toast!

Joe

From: Iwander
Date: 03-Oct-22

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From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Oct-22




Frisky. Since your diary is likely to become quite long, though relatively uneventful, I think you should divide it into parts. Start another thread (Frisky's Diary II, III, etc.). Takes too long to scroll to the end, given the meager offerings one usually finds there. Regardless, I'm waiting on bated breath for your next entry. :>)

From: Ben Ahrens
Date: 03-Oct-22




From: Frisky
Date: 03-Oct-22




One diary thread should suffice. I said the day of the kill will be around October 6th. Maybe as late as October 17th. So, we're coming to the end of the diary.

Joe

From: crookedstix
Date: 03-Oct-22




I predict that your buck will go nocturnal on you with the coming full moon, and that your diary will become a litany of shame as you face another winter of track soup.

I went out on the Maine opener this past weekend, and enjoyed several nice bowls of venison stew yesterday. The exact details of how I acquired this meat must remain secret for now, but let's just say that Frisky himself would approve of my methods.

From: bowhunt
Date: 03-Oct-22




The day of the kill will be around Oct 6th -17th.

Say it aint so Joe.

Keep it rolling.

Not sure about 8ft elephant grass and high winds leading to deer toast.

From: crookedstix
Date: 03-Oct-22




Just for the record, this is what backstraps look like Frisky. The day may come when you too will get to enjoy them.

From: crookedstix
Date: 03-Oct-22

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Oooops...now where did I put that picture...oh yeah.

From: crookedstix
Date: 03-Oct-22




And what better addition to a venison stew than this 10# chunk of hen of the woods, which I also spotted in my travels...hunting, I mean...

From: crookedstix
Date: 03-Oct-22

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Hmm, I think I'm getting senile...here's the mushroom pic...

From: Frisky
Date: 03-Oct-22




Unlike some people I know, I don't have to lower myself to eating road kill. I eat arrow killed venison, and I add fresh garden veggies, not stale mushrooms, like some old bum would pick up along train tracks. I'm supremely confident I'm going to have fresh backstraps this October!

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 03-Oct-22




I always assumed you got that nickname when seasons ended with an empty freezer and "fatso" had to share the canned cat food. And I feel a DVD is in the making, plagiarizing Wensel's cornfield stalking in "Bowhunting October Whitetails" with a totally pompous name like "Stalk the Elephant Grass Like a Legend". No bigger than the patch you described is, I'd recommend just plowing right in there in the Power Wagon and do a couple donuts....you'd stand a better chance of taking out something!

From: mangonboat
Date: 03-Oct-22




Crookedstix had me going for a minute...I thought that basket was a bicycle basket and those were tenderloins. That would a story for the ages. But I recalibrated my spatial calibrations and realized those backstraps were probably harvested from a poor lost lamb.

I recall Frisky Joe posted several photos of a field edge where he harvested red osier saplings from which to make arrow shafts As I recall, that looked like a likely place to ambush something edible.

From: Frisky
Date: 03-Oct-22




That red osier forms a line of cover the big buck uses when he runs through the field, to and from the corn. I keep it in mind. I'm not your typical Leatherwaller. I hunt at a different level. It was mentioned my coming and going through that field would have left a scent trail that would scare off the buck. Explain why he browsed right through where I walked, only 2 hours earlier, and never caught my scent. You are all underestimating the duty the cats perform on my clothing.

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 03-Oct-22




Most big bucks I have seen live in the corn and seldom venture out until the idiots have gone home. Until rut starts. Maybe one of them big kitties will find you irresistible with all that cat piss on you and then you can write a story about that. MEOW!

From: Frisky
Date: 04-Oct-22




This buck is NOT a corn field dweller, as evidenced by his dark antlers. Nearly all of our bucks have their antlers bleached by the sun, as they lay out in the corn. This guy is a woods buck. He has survived high traffic volume, on Interstate 90, and hunters. He won't survive the APEX PREDATOR, unless he leaves the WMA. I bushwhacked that big doe that thought she had me patterned! I showed her who was patterning who!

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 04-Oct-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



This photo shows where I set up in three spots. It also shows the paths the big buck likes to take, both entering and exiting the woods. Only the best bowhunter in the world could get him, and I think that's probably me. Examine how close to the action I was, before I ever laid eyes on the buck! That's a professional in action!

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 04-Oct-22




Is that some kinds manmade china wall at the top if your airial photo?

From: Frisky
Date: 04-Oct-22




That's Turtle Creek. I believe it was probably a real creek but was dredged to make it deeper. It was probably used for farm runoff in the past. Now, they're trying to clean it up. It's wild back there, with a 50 plus foot drop to the water. It's a perfect place for a big buck, but I stay away from it due to other hunters coming in that will ruin your hunt.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 04-Oct-22




Yaa I could see that corner being an excellant funnel.

From: olddogrib
Date: 04-Oct-22




I'd wager that two-lane at the bottom of the pic is the crime scene where lots of deer "homicides by vehicle" have occurred that would make Stephen King's "Christine" look like a toddler's bedtime story!

From: kokosing
Date: 04-Oct-22




Frisky is waiting on the harvest moon. No head light will be needed on I-90 at this time.

From: olddogrib
Date: 04-Oct-22




True Ronald, but nothing freezes them in place for that impending catastrophic demise like top-of-the line LED's on high beam, lol!

From: Iwander
Date: 04-Oct-22




Joe's a smart guy. Surely he's got enough sense to stay in the house after dark.

From: crookedstix
Date: 04-Oct-22




He's not smart at all. He challenged me by saying that he'd get a deer before I did, and I've proven him wrong by harvesting some wonderful venison already.

From: Frisky
Date: 04-Oct-22




There's a bum in this thread who once harvested a road-killed skunk. Enough said!

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 04-Oct-22

Landshark  Launcher's embedded Photo



Hey, Joe. You know not to leave your cats in the vehicle when shopping at the meat market.

From: BRIBOWl
Date: 04-Oct-22




Stupid shit found here!

From: Nemophilist
Date: 04-Oct-22

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From: Bugle-up
Date: 04-Oct-22




Kinda hate to admit it, but I don't think Joe is completely full of hogwash...I'm not saying he'll anchor his deer, but his tactics have some merit.

From: Frisky
Date: 04-Oct-22




Yes, there's a lot of stupidity in this thread. Folks, just pay attention to my posts, and learn from them. Ignore the stupid postings. Bad back today,but I might to go out. We're closing in on a dead deer!

Joe

From: Bugle-up
Date: 04-Oct-22




Get out there Joe, looking forward to tonight's update.

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 04-Oct-22




It takes a legend to appreciate a legend. Let's face it most of us aren't even a bedtime story. Hunt on Joe. The story of the elephant grass reminds me of Art Young understanding the thinking of a mountain goat.

From: Frisky
Date: 04-Oct-22




Just a quick note I passed on hunting today, even though the wind was right. A back issue was creeping up on me, and I didn't want to drag that big guy out of there today. Horrible weather on the way, just on time! That will get them into the woods and along the field edge, where I plan to strike like a timber rattler!

Joe

From: Bugle-up
Date: 05-Oct-22




Dang, this is where old age and stamina may be meeting a cross- roads for you...I felt sure you would be out there tonight. Now I fear the bad weather will set you back for days...further delaying our in-depth education on whitetail hunting prowess...and it's been getting good.

From: Frisky
Date: 05-Oct-22




I have the stamina. I worked out hard today on my bike, but that too aggravates an old back injury. My greatest challenge won't be getting a deer. That's as easy as snapping my fingers. It's getting him or her home. I've been using Google Earth and measuring distances, so I know the shortest drag to a road.

Joe

From: Iwander
Date: 05-Oct-22




I've heard they the real smart fellas take the wheels off their bikes and set them up stationary. Less bumps, easier on the back! Pretty crafty for sure.

From: olddogrib
Date: 05-Oct-22




If the deer's laying dead on the yellow line that should be a real short drag....just pull over to the shoulder so you don't become a casualty. Then we wouldn't have anybody on here to bash!

From: kokosing
Date: 05-Oct-22




Once in a Blue Moon.

Next Blue Moon is 2037.

From: Frisky
Date: 05-Oct-22




An absolutely beautiful day today! I biked hard and cleaned the eaves. It's a perfect day to hunt, and I decided to wait. Cold, nasty weather hits tomorrow. It will drive the deer into the WMA, where I'll await them and report.

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 05-Oct-22




How man excuses is that now? oh great one. I thought you belittled others for such antics ? Come, come now, take your bow to the field and fetch us some venison. And not by that feeder by the local farmyard. You know, the natives used to harvest animals off horseback, maybe you could use the bike?

From: Frisky
Date: 05-Oct-22




I stayed home on a great hunting day today. Tomorrow will be unhuntable. I'll probably have to wait until Friday. However, my back is feeling better! Remember, I don't have MTQuiver to do my dragging. I have to pick and choose when I go.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 06-Oct-22




Good luck with the back!Makes things tough I know.

From: Frisky
Date: 06-Oct-22




I want to go in the morning, but I have to give Teddy his insulin. So, I might just skip tomorrow, as I can go Friday and Saturday, though I hate weekend hunting in the WMA, and I see at least 3 great weekdays next week! That's prime time! I think I'm within 8 days of having to plug in the spare freezer. This thread will soon be over. A lot of you might be a little upset I count my chickens before they hatch, but fate cannot be changed, and my destiny is to fill my tag!

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 06-Oct-22




I guess you have to have a bit of admiration for optimism in the face of overwhelming odds and empirical evidence......but it's a very thin line away from delusion!

From: Iwander
Date: 06-Oct-22




If only Nanuk Of The North or even his predecessor, The Mighty Quinn could have got thier hands on a keyboard and WiFi connection. They could have both learned a thing or two reading this hunting diary that Frisky has so openly shared with us!!!

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Oct-22




I think we should rename Frisky “just tired”

From: Iwander
Date: 06-Oct-22

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From: Bugle-up
Date: 06-Oct-22




"I guess you have to have a bit of admiration for optimism in the face of overwhelming odds and empirical evidence......but it's a very thin line away from delusion!"

I think this statement is what keeps us all coming back to Joe's post. Keep up the optimism!

From: Bugle-up
Date: 06-Oct-22




Ditto

From: HEXX
Date: 06-Oct-22




I already filled one of my tags while Frisky was only dreaming about filling his. WMA 2A.

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 06-Oct-22




Only Legends can go kill bucks,as easy as snapping their fingers. I think by this time-line in the diary,we would all be impressed with a yearling kill. I'M still saying 400 plus posts before anything dies around here..;^)

From: jjs
Date: 06-Oct-22




Joe, there is a dead doe along I90 west of Austen, if you are quick enough maybe you can beat out others for grilled venison, there should be enough scrapes for a meal.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 06-Oct-22




He'd be better off going and fetching that 'dead cow'!

From: Frisky
Date: 06-Oct-22




Folks, you're always going to have jealousy rear up in my threads. Just ignore it. The wind is blowing, so I'm going tomorrow. If it was blowing harder, I'd hunt the elephant grass.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 06-Oct-22




Landshark Launcher, if you exempt the killing of time, I'm wagering you estimate is way low, lol!

From: Frisky
Date: 06-Oct-22




I guarantee we won't get to 400 posts before the kill! It's now just a matter of my getting out in the woods.

Joe

From: skramr12
Date: 06-Oct-22




We should start a Calcutta. Pick a day and time, morning/afternoon, during Frisky's legal bow season. 70/30 split, the shooter (joe) gets 30, the owner 70. Might put a fire under his tail to bag one and give a little life to this thread :)

From: olddogrib
Date: 06-Oct-22




Careful there, there's folks on here who would gladly add 200 tonight, just to prove you wrong! I'm all for letting a man have his dreams.

From: ruintfletch
Date: 06-Oct-22




A true Legend would have one on the ground by now...

From: skramr12
Date: 06-Oct-22




All in fun!! Sending good luck that the stars align for Frisky and he gets himself a nice buck!

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 06-Oct-22

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From: Iwander
Date: 06-Oct-22




The wind is blowing. It sure is Joe. LOL

From: bowhunt
Date: 06-Oct-22




Hot air that is?

From: grizzly63
Date: 07-Oct-22




I think his goal was 200 so he was already successful.

From: bowhunt
Date: 07-Oct-22




Make it a 1000.

From: Box Call 71
Date: 07-Oct-22




I’m keeping a frisky field note pad.this will be filled with expert advice for when I tackle that arboretum spot in January.i figure if a deer thinks I’m carrying frisky field notes,well they will just give up.

From: Iwander
Date: 07-Oct-22




Elephant grass. Reminds me of a book I read called "Death In The Long Grass"

From: Iwander
Date: 07-Oct-22




https://www.google.com/url? sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www. amazon.com/Death-Long-Grass-Hunters- Adventures/dp/0312186134&ved=2ahUKEwjG kbSzuM76AhWaE0QIHSnvCSkQFnoECBYQAQ&usg =AOvVaw2H5sgi_cbMxrC5EaBhqmLn

From: Iwander
Date: 07-Oct-22

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Sorry bad link:

From: Lowcountry
Date: 07-Oct-22




That is a Great Book!!!!!!

Much better than this diary, so far...

From: Iwander
Date: 07-Oct-22




Capstick would have snuck in that elephant gress and stuck Frisky's buck by now.

From: Iwander
Date: 07-Oct-22




Grass

From: olddogrib
Date: 07-Oct-22




Naturally there's a big feline on the cover....Frisky's immediate arousal is a given!

From: Herbie
Date: 07-Oct-22




Oh, ye of little faith…..

From: Iwander
Date: 07-Oct-22

Iwander's embedded Photo



That old buck went right back in the elephant grass after spending a few days in Joe's crazy cat lady's backyard. He figure's that Joe is home whining about the wind or something.

From: Frisky
Date: 07-Oct-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



I have Death In the Silent Places and recommend it. Elephant grass is often mentioned in Capstick's books. I'm sure that's what this grass is. I want to hunt but might go tomorrow. It depends on what happens in the garage. Last night, I brought Daisy home, from the hospital parking lot, and put her in a house in the garage. She was born in my garage, when I lived on North Main St., 13.5 years ago! She's doing poorly, so I brought her home to keep her warm in her last weeks. Instead of staying in the heated house, she went into the undercarriage of my car! I figure out how to get the car out without her running away! She's so slow, I could go after her and net her. Here she is in a photo from the hospital.

Joe

From: crookedstix
Date: 07-Oct-22




Sorry to hear that Daisy is winding down...you've given a lot of care and life to that cat over the years, considering that she didn't even live with you. I predict that the Universe will reward you for this, by gifting you a buck that you don't otherwise deserve. Good luck when you release the arrow!

From: Iwander
Date: 07-Oct-22




My sympathy for the cat as well. As far as the universe goes, I suggest that you shut your eyes when you draw and release that "Gift" shot. The universe will appreciate your faith, and the buck already knows you can't hit him without help.

From: Frisky
Date: 07-Oct-22




I checked on Daisy. I opened the garage door and she made no attempt to escape. She came to me purring! I noticed she had eaten well and used her litter box! I gave her canned food, and she hogged it down! The meds I've given her are helping. For sure, I'm going to hunt at least four days, over this coming week, and I might go today, as I don't think she'll leave the warmth of the garage, now that she knows I'm looking after her. My worry was I'd take the car out of the garage, and she'd take off, never to be seen again.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 07-Oct-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



Day 5- I went out and Daisy stayed in the garage. At the WMA, I ran into a hunter, hunting there for the first time. Since there were two of us there, I told him nobody would likely walk in on him if he hunted straight back from the lot where I aways liked to hunt. At closing time, his SUV was still there, but I didn't see him with a headlamp back there. He probably took more time than I do getting out of there, as he had a tree stand with him. He could have gotten a shot though, as he was in a good spot. I told him right where to go. Anyway, nothing doing where I was, on the west side, out in the field in a new location. On the way out, I saw two American woodcocks! They brought me to 111 species of birds for the year. I got home, fed the cats, gave Ted his insulin and lit a fire.

Joe

From: Lowcountry
Date: 07-Oct-22




Nice!

From: Lowcountry
Date: 07-Oct-22




Nice!

From: Box Call 71
Date: 08-Oct-22




A good fire after a hunt is always nice.

From: Supernaut
Date: 08-Oct-22




Glad Daisy is doing good and she's lucky to have such a great caretaker.

I hope Karma smiles on your hunts Joe, you deserve it.

From: Frisky
Date: 08-Oct-22




I heard from the other hunter. He walked to the wood pile, where I advised him to sit, and he ran right into the buck! He couldn't get a shot. I generally don't hunt the wood pile, as everyone who walks in goes right to it. This time, with two cars there, I doubted anyone would walk in on the guy if he sat there.

Joe

From: PhantomWolf
Date: 08-Oct-22




Supernaut X2!!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 10-Oct-22




Someone once said,"All talk,No action". If the arrows ain't flying, the deer ain't dying.This thread is deader than any deer on that map of yours. :^)

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Oct-22




I'll soon report, as I'm thinking about going out today or tomorrow.

Joe

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 10-Oct-22




Hmmm...for someone who gave a certain two elk hunters a lot of grief about "non-hunting pics" and "pictures of fires" I am sure seeing a lot of similar "sizzle" on the this thread and a lack of "steak!!" (Well, except for those backstraps that Kerry happened upon!)

The Legend is posting lots of cat pictures, equipment repairs, painted lucky rocks...where's the deer??

Glad to here Daisy is coming around...she has you well trained!

From: longbow1968
Date: 10-Oct-22




Throw the lucky rock in your quiver, take your best tracking cat and head to the woods…

From: Iwander
Date: 10-Oct-22




And meanwhile back at the elephant grass, the Booner is lounging in luxury.

From: bowhunt
Date: 10-Oct-22




Its only Oct 10th.Give him some time.Not supposed to be fast food out thier on public land.

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Oct-22




Day 6- Nobody was at the WMA, so I went in and set up by the fallen tree. The wind was calming down and in a good direction. I blended in well, as songbirds tried to land on me. Other than that, it was dead. Twenty years ago, I would have seen 25 deer by now. Hunting pressure is the problem. As I left, I noticed another hunter had come in late. Also, the corn has not been removed. If we get a super strong north wind, I can hunt the elephant grass. Otherwise, I might have to try at my brother's house down the road eight miles. He has deer all over, complains about them, but doesn't like people hunting there, unless he gets brownie points. So, I'm thinking about going back to the WMA on Weds. Tomorrow will be near 80 and windy.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 10-Oct-22




Sounds like when the corn is harvested get in thier and hunt right away as thier bedding area/security cover is gone.

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Oct-22




Yes, one of the fields is a problem though, as the farmer often waits until near December to remove it. The one right next to the WMA should go in a week or so. The problem field lures a lot of deer to their deaths on I-90.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 10-Oct-22




Maybe you could drag one of the I-90 dead deer from the problem field over to your hunting area and pose for some pics with your Bear T.D. and pull the wool over everybodies eye who is doubting your success in your hunting area.

Sorry couldnt help it.Hate to pile on.The piles big enough as it is.

Good luck man!Pulling for you.Hope you kill a nice one really!

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Oct-22




I-90 has given me a bad reputation, and I've never hit a deer in my life!

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 11-Oct-22




Ahh I-90, the "guilty cat has meowed"...we finally have a confession as to the location of Joe's "killing fields"!

From: Ben Ahrens
Date: 11-Oct-22




Olddogrib he fully gave up his spot with references to local roads and an arial view way up the thread. Can't help but admire the confidence!

From: kokosing
Date: 11-Oct-22




Hunt I-90 that's where the deer are. Put your stand right under the deer crossing sign.

From: metalanton
Date: 11-Oct-22




I-90 IS HORRIBLE HUNTING. Go more south, much much more

From: Herbie
Date: 11-Oct-22




Show ‘em, Joe!

From: Frisky
Date: 11-Oct-22




Herbie- it's just a matter of time, and they know it. 40mph gusts today. It was out of the south. However, tomorrow and Thursday will have 40mph gusts out of the north, so I might sneak into the elephant grass to get the buck!

Joe

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 11-Oct-22




9/10- now that is funny! Good luck Joe time to prove what a legend is made of.

From: olddogrib
Date: 11-Oct-22




9/10, you photoshopped the satellite image to cover for him. When I looked @ GE that big red blob was over on the centerline of I-90!

From: grizzly63
Date: 11-Oct-22




You should start Chapter 2- Excuses by the numbers! This thread is going to get pretty long at the current rate you're going.

From: Frisky
Date: 11-Oct-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



In this photo, you can see a small, red oval to the right in the pic. That's the patch of elephant grass. A strong wind from the north, blocks noise and allows one to enter the patch from the south. It's a prefect setup to sneak in there and bushwhack a bedded buck! I just might do it!

Joe

From: tecum-tha Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-22




Coulda, shoulda, woulda....

From: olddogrib
Date: 12-Oct-22




We have monkey grass in the South. Did he say "there's a patch of monkey grass an elephant could sneak through" or "there's a patch of elephant grass a monkey could sneak through"? I'm hard of hearing...hopefully so is that buck!

From: South Farm
Date: 12-Oct-22




Took me a minute 9/10, but that pic is funny as heck!!!

In Frisky's defense it's probably hard to hear the pitter-patter of deer hooves over all those big-rigs hauling SPAM down I-90.

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 12-Oct-22




F irst R equirement I s S hooting K illing Y earling Then, work your way up to the mamas.

From: 2 bears
Date: 12-Oct-22




F R I S K Y I see what you done there. >>>----> Ken

From: 2 bears
Date: 12-Oct-22




Not the way I spaced it but I guess it works. >>>----> Ken

From: grizzly63
Date: 12-Oct-22




Is that a pool I see in someone's backyard? You're not trying to shoot someone's pet, are you?

From: Frisky
Date: 12-Oct-22




It was blowing and raining today, so I held off and got stuff done around here. Tomorrow would be a good time to try the elephant grass, but I forgot I have to take Teddy to the vet. He'll be there until closing. I will go Friday, for sure!

Joe

From: Iwander
Date: 14-Oct-22




And here I had hoped this was to be a "Daily Diary"..... We seemed to have lost our momentum?

From: Frisky
Date: 14-Oct-22




I might go today, but it's cold out. You can't expect miracles out of me.

Joe

From: Iwander
Date: 14-Oct-22




But I really do!!!!

From: olddogrib
Date: 14-Oct-22




Followers of Frisky's diatribes are a bit sad....like Charlie Brown forever believing "this will be the time Lucy doesn't pull the football out from under me"!!!

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 14-Oct-22




Joe, you talk one hell of a story but are you ever going to put some meat on the table???

From: PhantomWolf
Date: 14-Oct-22




olddogrib X2 or Wile E. Coyote believing he's going to outsmart & catch the Roadrunner :^).

Still wishing you luck Frisky!

From: Poppy
Date: 14-Oct-22




284 hits, and I think he’s only been out 3 times! Love this thread and the responses it gets everyday, I’m rooting for ya Frisky! Just know it’s gonna happen, but if by slim chance it’s not, kinda like my mother watching soap operas to see w/ happens next.

From: Frisky
Date: 14-Oct-22




Update: Instead of hunting, I took a walk and shot my slingshot. I'll probably go tomorrow, though it's the weekend. I'm hoping they remove the corn.

Joe

From: Iwander
Date: 14-Oct-22




Any update is better than nothing. I guess.

From: Kodiak
Date: 14-Oct-22




Pheasant season opens tomorrow... just saying.

From: grizzly63
Date: 14-Oct-22




Jesus, we would NEVER hear the end of that if such luck were to befall the great one.

From: Frisky
Date: 14-Oct-22




If I get one or should I say when I get one, I plan to milk it to the Hilt.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 15-Oct-22




Milk it baby milk it.Like a hard to milk dried up 20 year old cow!

From: Box Call 71
Date: 15-Oct-22




I’m pulling for ya.were all in this together.

From: Dirtnap
Date: 15-Oct-22




Today's the day Frisky. Good luck.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 15-Oct-22

Pdiddly2's embedded Photo



If Frisky gets that buck this is what a bunch of us will be munching on!

He would be unbearable...

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 15-Oct-22




But, on a more serious note, it's time to dredge up a quote from The Legend, when he was commenting on crookedstix and my elk hunt in 2021.

"They can't close the gap on an elk, as dumb as elk are, as they can hear and smell these guys coming from a mile away. I move like a ghost through the aspens and smell like a whitetail fawn. I'm odorless. I literally become the wind! I become part of my surroundings. That's the difference between a hunter and a couple of bumbling buffoons.

Joe"

And...

"Same old same old. I thought hunting was about hunting, not sitting around eating 1 minute oats. The problem is you guys don't know know to hunt. I say it every year. You don't know how to asses a situation, respond accordingly and close the deal. If you don't have meat to take back, the hunt was a failure, no matter how hard you try to sugar-coat it. If I was there, we would have gotten an elk, but I'm a hunter, not a tourist who takes pretty photos of the scenery. I'm disgusted with the debacle. It's a disgrace.

Joe"

This from the guy who went for a walk to shoot his slingshot instead of going hunting!!

Why didn't he go hunting??

"I might go today, but it's cold out. You can't expect miracles out of me.

Joe"

Nuff said...

From: Iwander
Date: 15-Oct-22




It's nice to have some "filler" to make up for the lack daily updates. Thanks for that. I'll need to stew over it for a bit.

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Oct-22

olddogrib's embedded Photo



I'm afraid this dairy cow has been "dried up at the teat" for some time now. And those that know him best are bringing his own words back to haunt him. Oh, the shame of it all. But at least he provides the fodder for all us "non-legends" who put meat in the freezer the first week of the season over a month ago to bash him with! For that opportunity we are truly grateful...if his cats ever saw my freezer they'd surely follow me home and throw rocks at him if he tried to tag along!

From: crookedstix
Date: 15-Oct-22




I'm sure the quality of Joe's hunts makes up for the lack of quantity. What I want to see is the thread introducing the "Go Fund Me" page where we can contribute to Daisy and Teddy's vet bills; put me down for $50 Joe! Those cats are the only animals we can expect to see in any of your hunting threads, so we need to collectively help you take care of them.

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Oct-22




And this mythical "elephant grass buck" is reminiscent of Linus' Great Pumpkin vigil. "I would have had him except for: -it's too cold" -it's too wet" -it's too windy" -I wasn't in the woods" -other hunters spooked it" -I decided to pack a slingshot"(with all due respect to King David, who wouldn't have been under-gunned) -cats had a vet appt."

....the hits just keep on coming!

From: yaderehey
Date: 15-Oct-22




"One diary thread should suffice. I said the day of the kill will be around October 6th. Maybe as late as October 17th. So, we're coming to the end of the diary."

Deadline is fast approaching.... Will be expecting something posted other than the usual "didn't go out today because......."

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 15-Oct-22




The thread just broke 300 posts! Congrats!

No one does it like The Legend!

Put me down for $40 Canadian ($6.37 US) for the Frisky Kitty Care Fund!

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Oct-22




Hakuna Matata....unlike canines (and Frisky), felines are natural- born predators and fully capable of catching their own supper before nightfall when left to their own devices. They probably have to cut him in on the take for rent, though. A "Go Fund Me" for a psychologist to confront Joe's tentative grasp on reality might be more appropriate.

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Oct-22




Just an update that the end is near for a deer! I'm going to skip today, as the corn is still in and the deer are not around. With 30mph gusts, they won't come out until after dark. Yet, the wind is wrong to hunt the elephant grass. With nice weather coming, later this week, I'll hunt extra hard and score. I just need that one shot, and I usually get it. In fact, I just checked to make sure I have freezer paper.

Joe

From: bowfitz
Date: 15-Oct-22




rootin for ya Joe

From: bentstick54
Date: 15-Oct-22




Pick your day, Pick your shot. But Mondays the 17th.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 15-Oct-22




I believe Frisky is just milking this to see if he can get to 400 on the posts...bet he's been hunting his butt off and just can't find anything to shoot at...

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 16-Oct-22




Maybe he can go to a pet cat website and talk about bowhunting. I have seen nothing but hairballs so far..

From: olddogrib
Date: 17-Oct-22




Well as has been duly noted, the deadline has arrived. My prediction...."the chickens will come home to roost", but not the venison!! Failure is a tough meat to swallow, takes some small sips of water.

From: Dirtnap
Date: 17-Oct-22




I bet he's out in the elephant grass as we speak ready to pounce like a cat at the first whitetail that has the misfortune of crossing his path.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 17-Oct-22




Can't imagine how disappointed Fatty is after all that labor intensive work scenting Joes "hunting" clothes. Good news is he's probably losing some weight.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Oct-22




This week, I plan to hunt on Thursday and Friday. I will try to get out once before that too. The 17th would normally spell success, but unlike past years, when I would have seen 30 deer by now, and gotten one, I've only seen 1 deer. They're staying out of the WMA, due mainly to heavy pressure. I might skip today because of extreme cold for this time of year. I'm not mentally prepared to face it. That could throw me off, and we don't want that. The season is far from over! I'm just making an adjustment to account for the lack of deer. I don't have a second place to go to.

Joe

From: kokosing
Date: 17-Oct-22




Just keep kicking the ole Spam can down the road.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 17-Oct-22




I wouldn't think Legends would be affected by temperature!

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Oct-22




Darn coke here in two harbors with a brisk north wind today.

From: iowacedarshooter
Date: 17-Oct-22




ok i'm with old frisky on this one! down to 20* tonite! might have to set in my shooting house with my lil' buddy heater going full blast!

From: Kodiak
Date: 17-Oct-22




Halloween is when things start really heating up. I don't even bother to hunt mid-october. Good luck Joe.

From: olddogrib
Date: 17-Oct-22




Time would be better spent sitting in the pumpkin patch with Linus, "waiting on The Great Pumpkin to rise out of the pumpkin patch and fly through the air with his bag of toys for all the good children" than sitting in the elephant grass waiting on Joe's imaginary buck to stop RITGLHAO!

From: Dirtnap
Date: 17-Oct-22

Dirtnap's embedded Photo



From: 2 bears
Date: 17-Oct-22




kick_______kick_______kick______kick__________down the road I go.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Oct-22




You know, its all about meat in the freezer, and I intend to make it happen. However, a great hunter is never pressured or rushed. A great hunter bides his time, is calculating and waits until the time is right. From William Blake, the poet and engraver:

If you trap the moment before it’s ripe,

The tears of repentance you’ll certainly wipe;

But if once you let the ripe moment go,

You can never wipe off the tears of woe.

From: fishin coyote
Date: 17-Oct-22




Well at least crookedstix gives us nice pictures

From: bentstick54
Date: 17-Oct-22




Making adjustments, or excuses? HaHaHa. It’s supposed to get down to freezing or just below here with a 10 to 15 mph north wind in the morning. I’m finally thinking maybe hunting weather is finally getting here. But hey, that’s just me.

Good luck Frisky, I’m sure the right day will come along, and the stars and moon will line up, and Lady Luck will shine upon you.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Oct-22




I don't make excuses. I don't need the stars and planets and moon phase to align. I bide my time and strike when the time is right! Right now, we're in the 30s, with 30mph gusts. No way are the deer going to be moving! They'll wait until after dark, and after dark hunting is called poaching.

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 17-Oct-22




I think the whole problem is you don't know the real definition of a Legend.

From: Keith Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Oct-22




Frisky, don't forget to wear orange this weekend, it's the youth gun hunt.

It has also been my experience, they youth gun season pretty much takes care of any deer in the WMA's. They move off to private and/or become even more nocturnal.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Oct-22




No youth hunts around here. No guns in this WMA either.

Joe

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 17-Oct-22




“I don't have a second place to go to.”

OMG!! You have all of Minnesota for pity’s sake!

A legend’s hunt is defined by 56 acres!!?? That’s it? That’s all!???

Good grief!

You told crookedstix and I that you could cover miles of ground at 13,000 feet in the Rockies and arrow “stupid elk.”

And now you’re stymied in a farm field beside a freeway??!!

Your timeline came and went…you hunted four times in two weeks!!

A LEGEND…in his own mind.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 17-Oct-22




I made you some supper Joe…crow pie!!

Here is dessert!

“One diary thread should suffice. I said the day of the kill will be around October 6th. Maybe as late as October 17th. So, we're coming to the end of the diary.

Joe”

So 11 days ago was the earliest and now we are at

“ The latest!”

Talk…is…cheap.

From: Kodiak
Date: 17-Oct-22




Youth gun season is statewide, Oct 20-23.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Oct-22




Well, the youth can't shoot where I hunt. It's bows only.

Joe

PS- I said "Maybe" as late as October 17th. That means it could be later.

From: grizzly63
Date: 17-Oct-22




We better not pressure the legend into doing something less than legendary like finding a roadkill to brag up on or ding up that car of his.

From: South Farm
Date: 18-Oct-22




Better hurry up, only 2-1/2 months left in the bow season. At the rate you've been going out that only gives you 7-8 more chances to get it done.

From: olddogrib
Date: 18-Oct-22




grizzly63, it's Frisky's "Mad Max" alter ego" that has helped him gain his "legendary" status. For me though, he tends to bring to mind the character of the Gyro Captian" in MM2....not to plant any ideas about how much more efficient Joe could become with aerial craft and drones!

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 18-Oct-22




Frisky, I'm going to feel REAL bad for you if you don't let the air out of a deer this year...

You just might never hear the end of it. If I was you I'd be out there every day till something's bleeding, regardless of the weather.

From: Frisky
Date: 18-Oct-22




Just a quick update. I stayed home again today but plan to go Thursday and Friday. I might miss Thursday, if I have to accompany my brother to the Mayo clinic. If so, I'll hunt Friday and Saturday. The death of a deer will be delayed this year, but October is always good to me.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 19-Oct-22




Hope springs eternal....not to mention delusion!

From: Supernaut
Date: 19-Oct-22

Supernaut's embedded Photo



I'm confident Joe won't have to adopt this strategy to acquire his venison.

From: Supernaut
Date: 19-Oct-22

Supernaut's embedded Photo



Or revert to this tactic in rifle season

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 19-Oct-22




Don't feel too bad Frisky, I'm finally getting out tonight after a bought with Lymes, damn varmint's!!! Glad when them and all the other bugs are frozen solid!!!!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 19-Oct-22




How many deer a year do you have to kill,to become a Legend? I got 1 down. Am I over qualified . LoL

From: Frisky
Date: 19-Oct-22




LL- It takes more than kills to become a legend. You have to know how to hunt. That's your shortcoming. It's 44 and sunny but windy, so I plan to skip today and take out the slingshot to stay sharp.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 19-Oct-22




I really should hunt today. This is getting ridiculous! It's far from perfect, but I should be out there. I might not be able to go tomorrow. The problem is I can't get my car out of the garage. Daisy, the cat I brought home, keeps taking off! She wants to go back to the hospital lot. If I open the garage door, that means a full hour of trying to coax her back. Tonight, just before midnight, I'm going in there with food. When she comes to eat, I'm going to grab her and carry her back to the hospital lot and to her house by the river. I'm going to leave her there, until the weather gets really bad, and then get a big cage to keep her in down in the basement. That way, my cats will get to know her and I can let her out to run around the house. This current arrangement is not woking out.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 19-Oct-22




We have a confession, "the problem is I can't get my car out of the garage". Which is a Freudian slip confirming what most of us have known all along. His vehicle is an essential component of his hunting technique. When Frisky says he's "going on a deer drive" he's speaking literally....the jury can return a verdict.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 19-Oct-22




A Legend of excuses?

From: Frisky
Date: 19-Oct-22




Let's allow this thread to go off the board, until my next entry. I don't want it to get near 400 posts. The intent of the thread is to educate, not allow it to balloon into a quagmire of worthless drivel.

Joe

From: 2 bears
Date: 19-Oct-22




Hang in there Joe. I am learning all sorts of things. How to train cats, deer drives can be done with cars, deer can hide in barrels etc. If I keep learning maybe I can become a legend. :<) Thanks, >>>----> Ken

From: olddogrib
Date: 19-Oct-22




You don't get off that easy, lol. Let this thread live in infamy...like the "dead cow" thread!

From: Keith Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Oct-22




I might just take the 20 mile drive to Austin and get that buck. A least Frisky will then have another excuse.

From: Frisky
Date: 19-Oct-22




Stay off my turf Keith! This is Frisky country! That buck will soon expire when hit with an arrow from MY bow! Actually, if you want to meet me at the WMA, after the super windy crap is done (40mph gusts coming but out of the south) I'll set you up where you just might get a shot!

Joe

From: Keith Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Oct-22




Just giving ya grief. LOL I'm actually hope you get him.

From: Frisky
Date: 20-Oct-22




No, I'm serious! If you're only 20 miles out, we should get a hunt in this month. It can only get better in there!

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 20-Oct-22




This will be Keith's first chance to hunt with an actual bowhunter! He ought to jump at it!

Joe

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 21-Oct-22




And the saga continues…ad nauseum!

From: Frisky
Date: 21-Oct-22




Day 7- I got out today and noticed the corn is still in. I decided to go to the WMA and face off with the trophy buck. I positioned myself 50 yards out in the field, straight south of the downed tree the buck likes to duck under. Once in position, it's important to stay put. Don't get up and move to a different spot, as it never pans out. The only exception is when someone walks in on you and forces you to move. I broke this rule, with reluctance. I decided staying put would give me a 50% chance of a shot, if the buck entered or left the field. If I moved quietly to within 12 yards of the downed tree, I felt I'd have an 80% chance of a shot if the buck made it to the tree. It was 90% likely the buck would come from the west or SE. I felt there was a 10% chance he could come from the north, though that would require him to jump a 5 foot tall patch of heavy brush. I sat motionless, for 1 hour and 5 minutes, when I heard a crashing sound north of me. Here came the buck, a monster, and with one huge leap, he cleared the brush pile and stared right at me at 12 yards! He saw my camo pattern! It's a good pattern when I'm in the field, but I wasn't in the field! I saw lots of tines and some looked skewed, almost like drop tines. Good width too! He was wearing a gray, winter coat now. With one leap, he cleared the brush pile and headed back north! About 50 yards into the woods, he snorted at me! Had I stayed put in the field, I would have had a good chance for a shot! Had he come down the west trail, as he should have, he would have been dead! I would have called the shot, like Babe Ruth calling the home run! My greatness would have been cemented in eternity! Damn! I don't give up! I didn't become the mighty legend of the north by giving up! He's as smart as the big doe I finally got at 9 feet. She outsmarted me three times or so she thought. I made an adjustment, and she was meat on the table. This guy is the biggest deer I've had close in, and he didn't get big by being stupid. I go in whisper quiet, and so I have not disturbed his bedding ground. I know where he beds. He's got me pegged or so he thinks. I'll make an adjustment, and I'll get him! There was another hunter in there, but I saw him leave early with nothing. After this encounter, I stood up and left, pretending to be going home. I snuck back, 200 yards from the encounter, and blew on my doe bleat call, just to see if he'd react. As I sat there, a Song sparrow tried to land on my bow limb and then bounced off my arrow shaft, almost getting killed by the broadhead! Other than that, no more action ensued. Kodiak will say I won't get another chance. He wouldn't, but he lacks legendary skills. Next week, the offer is still open for Keith to show up. The weather is going to get crappy, and we could likely get a shot. I know what step to take next.

Joe

From: Andy Man
Date: 21-Oct-22




Wake up frisky

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 21-Oct-22




Glad you're out there, finally. Seeing them is half the fun so stay after it!

From: grizzly63
Date: 21-Oct-22




All that math must have made you tired.

From: bowhunt
Date: 21-Oct-22




Well you almost got a sparrow.Maybe you get the sparrow next time.

From: Bugle-up
Date: 21-Oct-22




grizzly63 and bowhunt have me laughing out loud....

From: Frisky
Date: 22-Oct-22




Laugh if you must, but I came within a few feet of immortality.

Joe

From: crookedstix
Date: 22-Oct-22




Looks like it's back to the drawing board for Wile E. Coyote! I look forward to seeing the blueprint for your next diabolical plan to get him.

From: olddogrib
Date: 22-Oct-22




Keith, how can you turn your back on such an obvious "cry for help"...and intervention is called for! Maybe you'll kill something and then at least we'll know these deer aren't a "figment of Joe's imagination".

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 22-Oct-22




Shoulda,woulda,coulda...if ..ands..and..buts..were candy and nuts..we would ask have a merry Christmas.. Your doctor needs to change your meds..its making you think you are a hunter.

From: PhantomWolf
Date: 22-Oct-22




Frisky's recipe will be a delicious tag soup.

From: Kodiak
Date: 22-Oct-22




Oh I dunno, a small piece of public land right next to a town that's like 25,000 people is tough hunting, even if it's archery only. Anyway the rut is just days away so I'd imagine he'll be seeing a lot more deer movement shortly. Today it's supposed to be 80F, tough hunting conditions.

From: Bugle-up
Date: 22-Oct-22




True Joe...immortality would have been cemented had you pulled that off. Your post from yesterday does read kinda like a fiction novel...albeit a good one. Good enough I had my wife read it even though she cares little about our exploits.

From: Keith Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Oct-22




Thanks again for the offer Frisky, I have permission on a pretty good plot of land west of you.

From: Frisky
Date: 22-Oct-22




Keith- I'm heading west too. My brother let his chiropractor stink up the place, west of the WMA. Even showed him where I had brush blinds, but the guy only showed up twice. The last time, he sat on a little hill side, at 7AM. My brother could see him from his window. At 7:15AM, he got up and left and went home. At 7:20AM, a deer stood where the guy had been sitting! If I go out there, I'll get one, but I keep thinking about the monster!

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 22-Oct-22




Maybe you can harvest one along the way and perhaps tenderize it at the same time.

From: olddogrib
Date: 23-Oct-22




Yes, virgin two-lanes where the deer aren't used to seeing you barreling down the blacktop might increase your chances.....just slightly!

From: Kodiak
Date: 23-Oct-22




Deer catchers are good on a veht, saved my ass one time in southern Wyoming at 2AM in the middle of nowhere. More effective than any broadhead ever made.

From: kokosing
Date: 23-Oct-22




This would make the greatest T.V. show ever.

From: Jed Gitchel
Date: 25-Oct-22

Jed Gitchel 's embedded Photo



New from muzzy..... The legend of the north broadheads!

From: Frisky
Date: 26-Oct-22




Day 8- Bad day out, but expected in the WMA. I got there, and there was an unfamiliar vehicle in the lot. As I crossed the field, heading west, I spotted a guy sitting a few feet from my #3 spot! I was 150 yards from him and could see him looking around, with no face covering. I knew the buck was safe from the guy, but it would be difficult for me to sneak by him and get in position for a shot. So, I took a chance and went back to the east end of the field, close to the elephant grass but north of it. I got positioned and began my wait. I was there around 15 minutes, when two guys came in and began climbing up in tree stands. One was 20 yards from me and other around 35 yards. They didn’t see me until I got up to go. I walked out and headed back west and hid between the offender by spot #3 and the offenders in the tree stands. I realized I forgot my watch! Rather than go back and ruin their hunt, I decided to wait until after shooting time and go get it. At 5:25, right about when deer come out in there, the guy by spot #3 got up and left! He walked along the north edge of the field and stopped and stared at the guys in the tree stands, lol! He then turned around and started walking toward me, lol! I introduced myself, and he told me he decided to leave because he felt a little sick. He left and I stayed put. Just at sunset, out came a big fork horn from my spots to the west. He was heading toward the other hunters and was about 45 yards from me. I decided to teach the others a lesson for walking in on me, and I did a little bleat call. The forkie came running over and stood about 13 yards away and started browsing in heavy cover. He then heard a branch break, way off to the west and probably thought it was the big guy. He took off on a trot toward the tree hunters but out of range, lol! I probably could have gotten a shot, but I didn’t try. I just stayed hidden in the cover. Then, a Golden-crowned kinglet flew over to me! That gave me species #113 on the year! When I sensed it was the end of legal shooting time, I got up and turned on my phone. I waited until 6 minutes after legal shooting time had expired and then went to get my watch. The two guys had left their tree stands and were still hunting! They were stalking along the field edge and saw me and told me to stay put, as the big buck was around! I told them legal shooting time was long over, and they were poaching in the dark. They told me they saw the big buck and were going to try for him every night. I told them I would stay on the west end, out of their hair. Well, that’s where the buck beds and I plan to nab him! I might hunt at my brother’s place on Friday, but I’ll hunt the WMA tomorrow night. I plan to sneak into the far west end of the WMA and set up shop. I’ll have to be super stealthy to have a chance and not disturb the buck. I know where he's bedding. He knows those two buffoons are along the field edge now, so he won't go that way.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 27-Oct-22




With all the sad "blame game excuses", at least this thread's going to get interesting when it turns out that all these WMA "buffoons" are Wallers who just haven't checked in lately, lol!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 27-Oct-22




You left out the part where you told the other hunters how great you were, and the part about telling them all about your cats..

From: Mechanic
Date: 27-Oct-22




Buffoons, lol

From: Frisky
Date: 27-Oct-22




I have a feeling today could be the day! However, I think the big buck is going to leave the area. Way too much pressure in a small plot of land. The good news is I've now seen two deer on the season! I used to see five or more per day. I90 is partly to blame. The other day, a lady counted 24 deer travel over I90, via the train bridge! I'd be in town, but if I hid in the bushes by the tracks, I'd get a shot!

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 27-Oct-22




It's also important to realize deer are not dumb. When I'm around, they don't know where I am, but they can sense a mighty hunter is lurking in the shadows. This sends shivers up their spines and could cause them to relocate.

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 27-Oct-22

Landshark  Launcher's embedded Photo



Sounds like you burnt that spot out. I found you a new one, but its way south,but the good news is,its by I30..

From: Lowcountry
Date: 27-Oct-22




Obviously I'm not the Legend that you are, but it seems to me that this big Monster buck would be aware of all these "hunters" bumbling around, walking, and talking, and climbing up and down trees in his core area. But again, I'm not a legend.

From: lost run
Date: 27-Oct-22




This post would be good for young children because no blood or killing. Hard to take a hunter serious that was named after cat food.

From: Frisky
Date: 27-Oct-22




Day 9- It was overcast and somewhat windy, but I hit the WMA. The wind direction was out of the SE, so I could not penetrate deep into the big buck's domain and put an end to his breathing. I left my chair at home, as I had decided to try to get at least 75 yards into the heavy cover without making a sound. It was impossible. It was a huge, thick tangle of brush and wild black raspberry vines. With a NW wind, I could easily go in. When I first arrived at the WMA, I saw someone was there. A black Chevy was in the lot. As I quietly backed out of the brush, the person began shooting a .22! He was illegally hunting squirrels on the east side. I figured the two guys who stay after legal shooting time would come in and tell him to get lost. By 5pm the shooting ended. Nothing showed, so I walked out at the end of legal shooting time. I watched, and 10 minutes after time had expired, the two guys who had said they were after the buck, were still in their stands, grunting away, attempting to poach the buck. I might head out to my brother's place tomorrow.

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 27-Oct-22




Will there be ample excuses there as well. He started the tractor just as the "Big One" was emerging for his demise. Oh' the tales you will be able to spin.

From: Frisky
Date: 28-Oct-22




I have to get one before we get to 400 posts. At least I'll get a shot at my brother's place. I'm going to message him tonight and ask if I can stop out tomorrow. With me, getting a shot means getting a deer. I'm not known to miss.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 28-Oct-22




Oh my, the drama....now we have buck PTSD in the elephant grass! Well said lost run. Next we'll see Frisky making PSA's for PETA!

From: Box Call 71
Date: 28-Oct-22




Git after them bud.looks like some other hunters are in that spot.

From: Keith Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 28-Oct-22




Wasn't me.

From: Kodiak
Date: 28-Oct-22




400th

From: mamba-ny
Date: 28-Oct-22




O ne thing to keep in mind,them big bucks can get pretty stupid during the rut.If there are doe in the area they dont care about much else. Go get him !

From: HEXX
Date: 28-Oct-22

HEXX's embedded Photo



Frisky, thanks for the HEX you put on me. It is really working so far, ( check out number two ). I only have one tag left and it has to be for a legal buck. Can you do it again please?

From: olddogrib
Date: 28-Oct-22




Let me guess...do you smell of cat piss too?

From: Frisky
Date: 28-Oct-22




HEXX- You are a fine student indeed! I always like to see my students succeed!

Joe

From: S Quinton
Date: 28-Oct-22




I tell ya that post #399 by the Legend himself is going to be much more than well worth reading. He's obviously sandbagging is. We are all primed and ready for his big surprise.

From: Frisky
Date: 28-Oct-22




It's just a matter of time now. I could have taken out the forkie, but I didn't because I thought the big buck might show. The original plan was for meat in the freezer and a hide in my collection. Since there's a crowd in the WMA, I might have to go back to this plan. Another problem is nobody is removing the corn from right around the WMA. I've only be seen two different deer in the place. That's insanity! It's never been so devoid of deer!

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 29-Oct-22




Day 10- I was going to hunt at my brother's place, but his chiropractor asked if he could hunt, so I went to the WMA. Nobody was there, when I went in, but I didn't see a deer. The poachers came in late and stayed in their stands well after the end of shooting time, trying to poach the buck. The chiropractor chased two does off my brother's property and didn't get a shot. I can still sense I'm closing in on a deer. I'll probably get one at my brother's place if the other guy stays out of there. He's never gotten a shot out there, but I know exactly how to hunt the place.

Joe

From: S Quinton
Date: 29-Oct-22




I tell ya, he's sandbagging us. He's in kahoots with Lars, and we're sure to see a "Keyholed" Booner on post #399....

https://youtu.be/67W4kONfL4Y

From: olddogrib
Date: 29-Oct-22




And now "the cat's out of the bag" (pardon the pun) and it ain't fatso! The brother gives dibs on his "honeyholes" to a chiropractor over the "Legend".... the shame of it all. That's like Fred Bear getting put on the "cancellation list" to book a hunt at Shrewhaven!

From: Frisky
Date: 29-Oct-22




The chiropractor has only hunted the place three times this year, but I don't like going out there. That's why I have not gone out there. I might have to set up shop in the middle of town, as there are deer all over the place! I walk downtown and see them grazing along North Main St!

Joe

From: yaderehey
Date: 29-Oct-22

yaderehey's embedded Photo



Hey Frisky, here's a blind you can use to get after those in town deer. It's only a matter of time now....

From: Bugle-up
Date: 29-Oct-22




Rut really hasn't even kicked in yet...I'm betting this reaches 500+ posts before conclusion...amazing...

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 29-Oct-22




Frisky opera, similar to a soap opera. Drama and no ending, just goes on and on...........

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 29-Oct-22




.................,......no end .........

From: olddogrib
Date: 29-Oct-22




Hawkeye, don't forget the other mandatory component of soap operas...somebody is always getting screwed. On the LW it's the readers of Frisky's threads...that is if they were really expecting to find "any wheat in the chaff", lol!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 29-Oct-22




My cats have a vet appointment. Cat got out of garage and won't come in...2 guys in my spot..chiropractor hunting my spot. Its too windy...its too cloudy..its rainy..elephant grass too tall...flashlight spooked my buck... excuses I have learned from a Legend...

From: Mortis Sagittas
Date: 29-Oct-22




Landshark, you forgot "Haven't taken the corn out yet."

From: S Quinton
Date: 29-Oct-22




Fools mock, but they shall mourn, when they read post #399. Right Frisky?

From: Frisky
Date: 29-Oct-22




As Quinton pointed out, technically, we're still at post #399.

Day 11- Temp in the 60s and sunny. I decided to drive out to my brother’s place, 8 miles down the road from the WMA. I saw the poacher was back, parked in the WMA lot. When I got to the property, I went straight back to the drain pipe, where I’d taken two deer in the past. The main east/west trail through the property runs past the pipe. The pipe drains the north pond if the water gets too high. During this drought, I knew the pond would be dry. I walked over to the pond and noticed a 15 yard long trail leading from the main trail to the pond. Deer enter and exit the pond via that trail and one other. Since I was after a buck tonight, I didn’t think one would be using that trail, so I used it as a shooting lane. Now, you never want to set up on top of a game trail. Always set up off the trail. That’s today’s lesson. I set up on the short trail anyway, as it allowed me to hide in the cattails, right out in the pond. If a deer came across the pond, from the north, it would run smack into me, and I wouldn’t be able to shoot. It’s a chance I decided to take. Five minutes after I sat down, an orange cat came down the trail turned shooting lane and started meowing at me. I ignored it and it left, only to be mobbed by jays. It probably smelled cat on me. Nothing else happened until 5:50PM. I heard a deer breaking through the cattails on the north end of the pond. It ran across the pond and stopped just behind me a few yards. It saw me, as I was in the open for any deer coming from that way. It ran back into the cattails but did not snort. It was probably confused by cat smell. I stayed put, but nothing else showed. Now, some wise guy will say I made a mistake by setting up on a heavily used deer trail. I didn’t make a mistake. I didn’t become the Mighty Legend of the North by making mistakes. I made a choice. I chose to sit on that trail and use it as a shooting lane in the heavy cover. A novice makes mistakes. A professional makes choices. The choice didn’t work out, but it wasn’t a mistake. Anyway, the next time I go out there, I’m going to set up at the pipe.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 30-Oct-22




Funny how "bad choices" aren't the same thing as "mistakes" when you're a self-anointed "Legend", lol. Anybody who's admittedly made plenty and has more life in the rearview than in the windshield can tell you that's total B.S.!

From: PhantomWolf
Date: 30-Oct-22




Even though my head is still spinning reading Frisky's "soap opera" update, I have to say I'm surprised that orange cat didn't spray Joe with more of his favorite deer cover scent :^).

Maybe Joe's litter box odor offended it??

From: Poppy
Date: 30-Oct-22




For some reason unknown, I keep checking this thread everyday, just hoping, like Charlie Brown kicking the football, that he’s going to collect. Go figure!!

From: Frisky
Date: 30-Oct-22




We had excellent hunting weather today. I stayed home. Decided to give it a rest and try again. Halloween should do the trick and the treat!

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 31-Oct-22




I say go for the in town deer on Mainstreet.

That little kids doll house posted above or something like it would make a nice blind for you and you could wear an outfit like hers as well to complete the setup.Maybe use some sugar cookies for bait.

From: olddogrib
Date: 31-Oct-22




Fret not all ye lurkers, Frisky's "stars will come into alignment" when the Orionind meteor showers return....in 2050!

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 31-Oct-22




Yes kind of like that show “ Oak Island”

Keep coming back thinking maybe just maybe they will find something cool

From: yaderehey
Date: 31-Oct-22




Legend Frisky: "We had excellent hunting weather today. I stayed home. Decided to give it a rest and try again. Halloween should do the trick and the treat!"

Typical Stickbow Hunter: "Worked another double shift. Only left me a few hours to get out on stand. Weather was wet and cold. Managed to have a close encounter with a nice buck though."

From: olddogrib
Date: 31-Oct-22




Hunting the way real "non-legends" have to hunt is not for candy- azzes! My reputation has never intimidated a deer into surrendering, but it has provided more than a few moments of levity in the deer woods for those that know me. And it's not my cologne...eau de catpiss!

From: Box Call 71
Date: 31-Oct-22




Hey,joe,your buddy Batman is in need of your world renowned cookies to help his stoved up back.yea,do the right thing.a friend is forever,but a deer is fickle.

From: Frisky
Date: 31-Oct-22




Day 12- I should have gone to my brother’s place and gotten a deer. Since the wind was right, I went into the WMA. The poacher pulled up as I was walking into the field with my stuff, so I spoke with him. He said he got a shot at the big buck and missed way over his back, as he chose the wrong sight pin. He said if I got a deer he’d help me drag it out. He also informed me he was encroaching closer to my spot. So, I moved father west along the field. Nothing showed, and with 20 minutes to go, I heard him leave his tree and saw him walk out of the place. I should have stayed home and passed out candy, as I used to scare little kids half to death. They’d show up at the door, normal, and leave with 16 new personalities. I even scared teens. Looking outside, I haven’t seen a single kid go by. They prefer to stay on the main drag. They have to walk a block out of the way to get to my place. It would be worth it, as I always gave each kid 5 of the small candy bars, including Snickers, Milky Way, Baby Ruth, Nestles Crunch and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Also Smarties.

Joe

PS- I told Batman I'll be baking more cookies and will be sure to email him photos of them.

From: Frisky
Date: 31-Oct-22




We're always going to have naysayers saying their nays. However, we'll let it slide, as it's not a matter of if I get a deer, it's a matter of when I get a deer.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 31-Oct-22




Folks, this thread stands as a public service. You're not getting charged for my advice. So, take it and become a better bowhunter. The lesson you should take from Day 12 is simple. Don't go hunting on Halloween! Stay home and scare kids.

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 31-Oct-22




You keep telling us that the poachers are there all the time..Either they are failures at poaching,or they have killed all the deer out of them woods. So in reality,you are no different than the poachers. Both of yall aint got squat.. Squat means nothing.zip.zero.nadda.. This diary has diarrhea..

From: bentstick54
Date: 01-Nov-22




Lots of bad decisions for a Legend. Weather was perfect but I stayed home, should have gone to my brothers because the wind was right, but I didn’t,,,, yada, yada,yada.

Yeah, we’re learning a lot lol. Still hoping you get it done. Maybe before 500 posts?

From: S Quinton
Date: 01-Nov-22




A few survey points that should be addressed in behalf of our very own Legend: 1. This diary is the first of it's kind in this forum's history. Is it not? 2. Frisky is the first, original and only Legend in the history of this forum. Is he not? 3. Frisky's posts are the most read and responded to posts on this forum. Are they not? 4. Frisky is the only person on this forum that has actually baked cookies for our cherished BATMAN. Is he not? 5. Frisky posseses more traits that are totally unique to himself than anyone else on this forum.Does he not?

This list could certainly go on and on!

From: S Quinton
Date: 01-Nov-22

S Quinton's embedded Photo



My hunch is that a future statue will be crafted in memory of Frisky

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 01-Nov-22




There's your problem right there Frisky...Half a bow and no string.

From: S Quinton
Date: 01-Nov-22




I believe Frisky's statue will be equipped with a Bear TD. I have to say however, that I'd much rather remember him grasping his Bob Savage Deathmaster.....

From: S Quinton
Date: 01-Nov-22

S Quinton's embedded Photo



From: Frisky
Date: 01-Nov-22




Once again, Quinton has hit the nail on the head, with uncanny brilliance! He knows you people are in the presence of a master teacher, and I do have a masters degree in teaching, qualifying me to serve the Leatherwall public

Joe

From: Treeman
Date: 01-Nov-22




Frisky will wait for the late season to get his buck to push this thread over a 1000. That way he'll have more opportunity to educate us.

From: bowhunt
Date: 02-Nov-22




A masters degree in teaching.Awesome!

Is your Masters degree in teaching certificate mounted next to your Nursery School Certificate in bowhunting whitetails that took you 5 years to aquire.Word is you were finally passed to get rid of you as you were hogging the dunce chair for a full 5 years daily.

From: Frisky
Date: 02-Nov-22




Treeman is another enlightened student!

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 02-Nov-22




Day 13- Got on late tonight. Sadly, I found my cat Daisy dead at the hospital lot tonight. She was great this afternoon. She was closing in on 14 years of age, the oldest cat on North Main. I hunted at my brother's place and saw a big buck! He was at 25 yards, walking through heavy cover, and he didn't smell or see me. I'd like to set up for a shot today, but the chiropractor usually hunts on Weds. So, I might hold off. I got home and went to feed Daisy and found her dead. She had crossed Main Street, from her house, and fell asleep, in her usual spot, waiting for me. She died there. I brought her home and buried her by her mother. Two weeks ago, I had her home here, but she refused to stay and kept trying to escape back to the lot. So, I carried her back there, and she lived a happy life to the end. I'll remember her for having the loudest purr in the world! I could hear her purring, from 70 yards away, as I approached the lot!

Joe

From: PhantomWolf
Date: 02-Nov-22




Sorry to hear about Daisy Joe.

From: skramr12
Date: 02-Nov-22




Sorry to hear of the loss of your four footed buddy. Sounds like you take very good care of your animals and also the strays looking for shelter

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 02-Nov-22




Sorry about Daisy Joe. Pets become one of the family and are hard to lose.

From: Frisky
Date: 02-Nov-22




Yes, Daisy was worn out from living outside in Minnesota. It wasn't the winter that was hard in her, it was the summer heat. She was a tough old girl and a great hunter! She killed and ate a rabbit three days ago! I was upset about it, but she also once brought me a baby rabbit and set it down unharmed! I hiked it out of the area for safety. I'll post a photo of her today.

Joe

From: Andy Man
Date: 02-Nov-22




sorry for your loss there

sad to loose a buddy

From: Frisky
Date: 02-Nov-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



Here she is, back in 2014. This was a March photo, and she still had her winter fat in place. In summer, she would slim way down. She never had kittens due to a medical issue. Crookedstix actually met her.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 02-Nov-22




Sorry to hear abut your loss!

Good luck with your quest for a deer!

From: Stubee
Date: 02-Nov-22




I’m sorry Joe. It’s tough to lose a pet.

From: S Quinton
Date: 02-Nov-22

S Quinton's embedded Photo



Sorry to hear. He's certainly worthy of a statue as well. Looks like one cool cat. There was my all time favorite cat the same color with half a tail at a ranch I visit often. He was a great rat hunter. I think the coyotes got him. He got a statue.

From: S Quinton
Date: 02-Nov-22

S Quinton's embedded Photo



I do not like the cat that lives on that ranch now. He killed and ate the neighbor's cow dog 2 weeks ago.

From: Frisky
Date: 02-Nov-22




That statue reminds me to put up a cross on her grave.

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 02-Nov-22




R.I.P. Daisy..

From: George D. Stout
Date: 02-Nov-22




I love our pets and it's really hard to lose one.

From: Frisky
Date: 02-Nov-22




I just put in a new house at the river. I doubt I'll check on it more than once a month, but if a stray cat shows up, looking for shelter, it will be perfect! Daisy ran off intruders, so the house will likely be avoided.

Joe

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 04-Nov-22




Sorry to hear about Daisy...I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch of Joe's cats when crookedstix and I darkened his doors in 2017.

Joe has a heart of gold under that flinty exterior!

If I am reborn as a cat I will park my feline butt at his door!!

From: crookedstix
Date: 04-Nov-22




Joe was far more concerned about Daisy's sleeping arrangements than he was about mine when I visited him back in 2016, and I think he even fed her better food than the Spam he set outside my tent for my breakfast. It was only when I threatened to shoot and eat the squirrels in his backyard that he produced some additional gruel and coffee for me.

Daisy got one look at me (or one whiff) and retreated to safety under a car when Joe and I walked down to feed her--she didn't want anything to do with me! Cats are notoriously poor judges of character.

From: olddogrib
Date: 04-Nov-22




Pdiddly2, if you go the "reincarnation", route don't leave behind your hunting instincts if you want to eat. Joe confessed in the above post that the poor beast was having to catch baby rabbits....just sayin'! Crookedstix, I'd tend to agree considering where the poor things take up residence.

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 04-Nov-22




Joe, I am a dog person, but please accept my condolences. I am sure Daisy will "bless" your hunting garments until you show up someday at HER door God bless, Yellah nocks

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 04-Nov-22




That’s good counsel Richard..

Note to self…don’t get declawed! Times might be hard!

From: South Farm
Date: 04-Nov-22




Times a ticking, Frisky. Only 2 months left to get'r done! Enough cat pics, we want to see some buck pics before you use up all the Leatherwall's jigawatts of storage with this thread of yours.

From: Bugle-up
Date: 04-Nov-22




There's a lot of hunting season left. I'll bet this thread hits 600 posts before it's over. Will this site support that many posts?

From: Frisky
Date: 04-Nov-22




Day 13- Last night was the night I should have scored on a doe! I went to my brother's place and set up in the cattails. Two adults does came by but gave me no shot. With 20 minutes to go, another big doe came by at 10 yards. I hit full draw as she looked away from me, right in my shooting lane! Her two fawns came running over! I promised my brother I wouldn't shoot the doe with fawns, so I passed. He watched them all summer. As the light began to fade, they were feeding off to the west of me. Suddenly, a truck showed up on the gravel road bordering the north edge of the property. A guy began spotlighting them! I stood up, and he spotlighted me and then took off! I didn't know what the guy was up to, so I left and saw the deer running north. I'll have to get one next week, thought the gun season opens tomorrow.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 05-Nov-22




OMG, the plot sickens...now the "buffoons" are hunting Frisky!

From: S Quinton
Date: 05-Nov-22




Wear your sunglasses Frisky. If your eyes shine next time that jacklight hits them, you could be toast!

From: South Farm
Date: 07-Nov-22




Is it customary to spotlight BEFORE legal shooting light expires in Minnesota?

From: Frisky
Date: 07-Nov-22




The spotlighter showed up at the end of legal shooting time. I just looked at the ten day weather forecast and was horrified! Horrible cold on the way! I might be staying home for a week. We have 12 degrees in the forecast for a high temp! That's insanity! I'm a Southerner at heart! I hate cold!

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 07-Nov-22




Welcome to the South Joe, it's unusually warm down here right now. I'm cutting you some slack in this reply because you're starting to sound like more and more bowhunters on here as they age. It becomes way too easy if you believe all the "experts" (Legends excluded) who tell you all the "stars that have to be in perfect alignment" to just find another excuse to stay home. I confess I've been guilty. The leaves have been gone for a month in the Blue Ridge mtns. where I hunt. My ridgetop can now be seen from a one-lane gravel road, and it doesn't take long for the deer to get suspicious of what little traffic slows down and gawks going by. They're going completely nocturnal. I'd been giving a pass to the best buck I've seen all year because his core area is over at another stand alongside the north fork of the New River. I wouldn't hunt him because bucks that don't die within seconds have a habit of crossing and dying on the far side. I've recovered most of them, but the last I watched die on the far bank. The river was up considerably. I swamped my waders and nearly got acquainted with hypothermia. The deer I mentioned showed up on my ridge for the first time last weekend. I was in my blind at 5:15 and waited 2 hours on daylight. Had a big doe come in @ 8:00 and I saw a deer that I thought was "the one" 50 yds. back in the brush. It was probably my buck's "daddy". In the 40+ years I've hunted there it was the best rack I've ever seen hands down. It watched her for 45 mins. and never made a move on her. When she left he followed, biding his time. I figured with nothing to lose I threw up a "Hail Mary" and hit the grunt call twice. Within minutes a buck was coming in where he'd been standing. I thought it was him, but it was a basket 6 and when it cut their trail he made a hard right and followed them. Good morning though. Moral of story...you never know what's at your stand when you're at your computer! Good luck.

From: S Quinton
Date: 07-Nov-22




This cold weather might just make your big elephant grass buck's neck swell up like a tire and cause him be get stupid. There you will be, hunkered down in your cozy blind, interrupted while sipping your hot soup as he lumbers by at 6 yards downwind. It's as if it could have already happened!

From: S Quinton
Date: 07-Nov-22




Frisky, Make us all proud. Get the Thermos out, start your homemade suop, lay your wool gear on top of the cat litter box, embrace the cold and go kill that monster!

From: olddogrib
Date: 07-Nov-22

olddogrib's embedded Photo



I knew someone would day "without pics" it didn't happen", so here you go. This is the deer I've been "giving a pass" all year because of location. It's "daddy" that showed up that morning I'd never seen before nor have any pics of. I realize in most places many folks would pass up this deer. Bear in mind we have poor genetics (i.e. bucks missing brow tines) and no agriculture. This is a good 'un in my neck of the woods. The "mystery buck's" rack was significantly wider and higher. Most importantly, I could clearly make out brow tines 50 yds away without my glasses!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 07-Nov-22




"Legend of the North".Dont you have any insulated under panties??...;^)

From: Frisky
Date: 07-Nov-22




Those Blue Ridge bucks wouldn't stand a chance against me. That's sissy hunting. It's gonna be serious cold here. We're talking January cold, and that's not hunting weather. I'd freeze to death before I could get a shot off!

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 07-Nov-22




What a candy-azz...it's no wonder all those "clothes-pissers" know if they're going to eat they have to catch rabbits, lol!

From: S Quinton
Date: 07-Nov-22

S Quinton's embedded Photo



Come on Joe, The winning team knows you have it in you. Back your cats up to your little buddy stove, Heater body suit (and the naysaying ninnies) and go hop in that cozy brushed in blind of yours. You'll never even notice that little NorWester. I'm sure one of the cats would be happy to climb in too if it can stand the heat.

From: Frisky
Date: 07-Nov-22




Minnesota means land of sky-blue water. However, it's also the land of ice and snow. I reject the latter. Batman wouldn't let me move down to his place for the winter, so it's going to impede my hunting, but it's not over. It's far from over! The cat lady gave me $100 worth of chemical warmers for Daisy's house. Now that Daisy is pushing up daisies, I'm going to put those warmers to good use and bring them along on hunts.

Joe

From: South Farm
Date: 07-Nov-22




Austin Minnesota ain't exactly the great white north. About as far south in Minnesota as you can get. Quit making excuses and go waylay a big one before Jesus returns already;)

From: Frisky
Date: 07-Nov-22




I ought to hunt downtown. Allow me to tell you why. Austin, MN., right downtown at the Mill Pond, was the historical site of the largest concentration and variation of game animals ever recorded by early explorers, in the lower 48 states! This was truly the land of the wolf, the land of the moose, the land of the bison, the land of the elk, the land of the black bear and deer and so on! We had it all! Farming destroyed it. When I'd go to the river to feed Daisy at night, she'd be sitting there, atop a grassy flood berm, watching the deer graze all around her! I ought to bushwhack one of them!

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 07-Nov-22




Yaa,like I said get a big dollhouse and dress up like a big doll and get in it and take out a downtown buck.Maybe a Raggety Andy outfit would be cool on you or Ken or Barbie Doll outfit.

That would be front page news here and in Austin,MN.Nationwide even!

From: Frisky
Date: 07-Nov-22




Update on my hunting plans for all interested parties. Tomorrow, after voting, I'm going to hunt at my brother's place. Weds, I'll probably go to the WMA. Rain Thursday, and then high winds and cold hit on Friday. 25 degree temps and 43mph gusts might drive the big guy into the elephant grass to bed down. I'm going out to the WMA and will sneak into it, in hopes of a shot.

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 07-Nov-22




I went to the stand this morning in 40 mph winds and blowing snow after sleeping in the back of the truck all night. I didn't have a choice. I was leaving that area today and returning home so I needed to pull the stand down anyway. Hoping the wind would die down after sunup. That was a lost cause. It never ceased. I removed the stand after 45 minutes and made my way back to the truck. I found my piss jug had already half froze. Thats cold. Get out there and get it done. Its rut time baby. Maybe you put some of that cat scent on you and draw the old big boy in ?

From: S Quinton
Date: 08-Nov-22




I've got a hunch that Frisky hasn't recorded his entry today because he's busy dealing with the aftermath of total success. I new he would do it, and I'm looking forward to details.

From: S Quinton
Date: 08-Nov-22




Knew rather

From: Frisky
Date: 09-Nov-22




Day 14- I missed yesterday due to heavy, all day rain. The first good rain in a month or more! Today was the last great day of the season. It was a perfect setup for a buck at my brother's place. When I got there, the chiropractor was walking around, scaring out anything in there. I went back to the WMA and saw the poacher leaving with a crossbow. He said he had walked all through the woods and there was nothing in there. He left, and I went to a good spot but nothing showed. I still have a chance, but the fun hunting is mainly over. Now, it'll be cold and miserable. To counter it, I'll go later than usual, so I only have to sit for an hour. That's all I can take of wet cold. Tomorrow will be rainy. I still might go if it isn't heavy. Friday will be super cold and windy. Wind chills will be getting close to zero. I'll likely go to the WMA and sneak into the elephant grass, if the wind is blowing hard enough. Right now, they're thinking it will gust to around 43mph.

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 09-Nov-22




So, is this learning episode almost complete? What more can we learn oh vaunted legend? Reality of bowhunting is you "may" only get one good chance per year.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 09-Nov-22




I believe Frisky has joined PETA and all this babble is to cover his tracks and save face.

From: Frisky
Date: 09-Nov-22




Every time I go out, I'm the smartest, most capable and most lethal hunter in the woods. It's not over until I say it's over.

Joe

From: S Quinton
Date: 09-Nov-22




Some live action photos would be very nice.

From: bowhunt
Date: 09-Nov-22




Sounds like from your descriptions of the areas you hunt and the folks that hunt thier.Thier like "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" from all that goes on.

Its like the Looney Toones or an episode of The Three Stooges with bows!

From: Frisky
Date: 09-Nov-22




The poacher looks exactly like Ernest T. Bass. I don't trust the guy, but cold weather will get him out of there. I should start my video camera. It shows shot placement in dim light. I just don't like distractions when I hunt. I'm tuned in to the environment, like Ishi. The poacher wears a Go Pro on his head.

Joe

From: S Quinton
Date: 10-Nov-22




Frisky, If only you knew what good a few descriptive photos would do for us underqualified pupils, not to mention BATMAN....

From: olddogrib
Date: 10-Nov-22




"It's not over until I say it's over"......weren't those Custer's final words at the Little Bighorn? I wouldn't mess with "Ernest T" nor call him a "Creachture"...he was one heck of a rock chucker and a bit like you, completely delusional! Your slingshots won't stand a chance and this "diary" is a testament of your lethality with the bow.

P.S. I live less than 30 mins, from the real Mayberry. Ernest T is my hero and the true "Legend"!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 10-Nov-22




So 500 posts. No deer..only poachers,chiropractors,and buffoons. What is the real lesson that we all have learned. The Legend,is a glorified,wanna- be-hunter... you better not take that old thing you call a bow out in the cold.it might blow up on you..you could put your eye out..

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Nov-22




It's just a matter of time and I'll connect. I'm having more interference from others than usual. The cold takes care of that problem. I won't go out much, but they'll be done.

Joe

From: S Quinton
Date: 10-Nov-22




Hold that momentum Joe. Your live action legend photos will be uploaded. Then these naysaying haters will be eating raw crow while you saute butterflied tenderloins.

From: g2knee
Date: 10-Nov-22




I love this thread.

From: Andy Man
Date: 10-Nov-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



From: Andy Man
Date: 10-Nov-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



woops too big and sideways

From: olddogrib
Date: 10-Nov-22




Nice touch, but they can't efficiently piss on his hunting clothes from those tight cubbies. Maybe a giant litter box and give them beer to drink instead of milk or water...that oughta send them into a whizzing frenzy!

From: JimG
Date: 10-Nov-22




Is this for real?? Has this Frisky fellow even ever killed a deer? What the heck....

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Nov-22




Day 15- Wind gusts to 30mph and dropping temps! Before noon, we were at 70 degrees for a high. Right now we're at 33! I went out to my brother's place and got in perfect position but doubted anything was in there. The chiropractor would have chased them out last night. It's extremely heavy cover, so wind isn't a factor, other than they go into the place to escape bad weather. Nothing showed. Now, the bitter cold begins, so I might go into temporary hibernation. This is common among warm-blooded animals. Coons and possums do it. The idea is to vegetate until it warms back up.

Joe

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 10-Nov-22




This thread is resembling the dead cow saga...nothing live was harmed in that one ether.

From: bluesman
Date: 10-Nov-22




Frisky,

wind is always a factor ....it slips through thick cover, as even thick cover is very permeable.

From: lost run
Date: 10-Nov-22




This would make a good episode on Seinfeld.

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Nov-22




Right, but in high winds, deer often seek the heaviest cover they can find. This greatly decreases their exposure. That's why they go into places like thick cattails and the elephant grass.

Joe

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 10-Nov-22




Lost Run...LOL

From: olddogrib
Date: 11-Nov-22




JimG, thousands. If you don't believe me, just ask him, lol! Actually, come to think of it the only empirical evidence that I recall being presented here is his word....so let your conscience be your guide. I.E., Caveat Reader!

From: Mechanic
Date: 11-Nov-22




Lol

From: Herbie
Date: 12-Nov-22




Permeable? You’re going to loose your audience with these big words. Gosh, most of us are here for the pictures!

We had snow on the ground this morning.

Get’m, Joe!

From: Frisky
Date: 12-Nov-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



We too just had our first snow. If we get snow that stays, it's good, as I can hide better.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 12-Nov-22




The deer are not apt to spot you in your recliner no matter what it's doing outside!

From: Bugle-up
Date: 12-Nov-22

Bugle-up's embedded Photo



This was.my bow this morning, hunting in Illinois. Couple days ago it was 74 degrees. Tough morning sit.

From: Frisky
Date: 12-Nov-22




Bugle- that's a disgrace!

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 12-Nov-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



I didn't hunt today, as I listened to Moe, a smart cat. Here, he insisted on going out.

From: Frisky
Date: 12-Nov-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



And that's all the farther his tracks got. I opened the door, and he shot inside and stayed inside! Enough said.

Joe

From: bowhunt
Date: 12-Nov-22




Looks like you got the cats patterned.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 12-Nov-22




Winner winner, chicken dinner!

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 12-Nov-22




The cat's just like Frisky...don't hunt when its cold.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 13-Nov-22




At least the cat went outside!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 13-Nov-22




Change your title from "Legend of the north" to "The cat cuddler". I really thought I would learn something from some old fart, but I'm am learning who the real hunters are around here. Now get under that electric blanket with Moe.

From: S Quinton
Date: 13-Nov-22




As I have stated in the past, I think Frisky is certainly a cut above us forum mongers. He knows the buck he's going to kill is yarded up in that elephant grass, and Frisky is basically doing the same thing he's doing. I'm beginning to understand that he not only patterned that monster, but now he's mimicking his behavior. I'm under the impression that Joe is pondering the hardships us underlings put ourselves through for no good reason with heartfelt sorrow at this very moment.

From: lost run
Date: 13-Nov-22




A good theme song for this post would be: Cat Nap Fever.

From: Andy Man
Date: 14-Nov-22




better yet cat NIP fever

From: Frisky
Date: 14-Nov-22




I'm going to try to go tomorrow and put an end to this thread. Yesterday evening, against my brother's wishes, the chiropractor showed up with a shotgun. One of my other brothers saw him walking all over the property, trying to kick up a deer. So, I've decided to give it an extra day to get deer back in there. The WMA has gone dead, with corn still up (the only standing corn left in the state) and crossbow guys walking around.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 14-Nov-22




I have a plan that could save tomorrow and educate the peons here. The wind is going to switch out of the north. That makes it almost impossible to set up at my brother's place. This summer, I didn't go out there and put in a blind. However, a blind blew in! Yes folks, a tumbleweed! A big tumbleweed blew in, and I'll use it as a ready-made blind! I could take one of the first deer ever shot from a tumbleweed blind!

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 14-Nov-22




Wile E. Coyote unveils his ACME tumbleweed portable blind....bet the chiropractor will already be behind it, lol!

From: Andy Man
Date: 14-Nov-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



Wow! I'm glad you got another plan

I'm getting tired of SPAM

by the way the woods below are what deer live in not elephant grass

From: Andy Man
Date: 14-Nov-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



they live in this stuff

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 14-Nov-22

Landshark  Launcher's embedded Photo



Legends starter kit.

From: grizzly63
Date: 14-Nov-22




Do your brothers go by "lassie" and "Rin Tin Tin" Larry and Daryl?

From: Frisky
Date: 14-Nov-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



For those of you who haven't seen a tumbleweed, this one is just what the one at my brother's place looks like. He gets them all the time, 10 miles west of town. I've never seen one in town. They're super light weight and easily positioned for a makeshift blind. If it's still there, it will work well to conceal me.

Joe

From: lost run
Date: 14-Nov-22




Can you get your truck behind that little thing.

From: bowhunt
Date: 15-Nov-22




Hollow out the tumbleweed and you can get inside it with your head sticking out the top and legs out the bottom and become the stalking,stillhunting and stand hunting killer tumbleweed.A cat could fit inside for cover scent and warmth.

From: Poppy
Date: 15-Nov-22




2 months to the day today, and still following this thread, it’s been a fun ride so far.

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Nov-22




...and you've learned as much about bowhunting deer as you would if you'd spent those 2 months contemplating your belly-button lint!

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Nov-22




There's a lot of wisdom to be found in this thread, if one keeps an open mind and looks for it. For example, tumbleweed blinds could become common now that I've discovered them. It's a perfect day to hunt, but the roads are slick and my tires aren't good. So, I might pass. Sometimes, you have to retreat and live to fight another day.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 15-Nov-22




Well, you should "live to fight" a good, long while since you've been retreating since opening day! I would've thought a new set of ACME All Terrain Road Warriors for the Power Wagon would've been on your pre-season to-do check list.

From: The last savage Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 15-Nov-22




Yep i too have used the TW blind technique Frisk,works great, shes prickly though..

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Nov-22




This weed didn't seem to be prickly, but it might be a different plant species. I decided to stay home. It's going to cost me a buck, as it's a perfect day to take a buck. I just can't chance my tires in the icy conditions. I have 1.5 months to go, so it's gonna be a done deal soon. I never rush things, as I know there's a dead deer waiting to happen!

Joe

From: bentstick54
Date: 15-Nov-22




I was going to go hunting this evening but thought I would check in on Friskys progress 1st. By the time I scrolled down 522 posts I was to tired to go. See Frisky, I have learned a lot from you,, mostly excuses, but that’s better than nothing I suppose.

From: Dirtnap
Date: 15-Nov-22




Should have shot that doe last week when you had the chance. It's not going to get any easier from here on, that month and a half of season left may only yield a couple days left of your desirable hunting weather. Still rooting for ya, good luck!

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Nov-22




The doe was a worse situation than I let on to. At the end of the thread, I'll elaborate. Anyway, I should have gone hunting but I have bald tires. I spent all of my money on Ted's illness and couldn't put tires on the car. I have to choose my days wisely.

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 15-Nov-22




If you kill a deer with your bow, and not your car,I will send you $50 to go towards a set of tires.. Not cat food..Anyone else want to add to it?

From: Andy Man
Date: 15-Nov-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



I'll add $25 just cause its almost Christmas

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Nov-22




I can't take the car in for tires, as the driver's door broke and won't open. A brake line is also leaking. I decided to hold off and get through the season before fixing it. It should hold up, but I have to pick my hunting days wisely. It's no rush. I've said it before, I didn't become the Legend of the North by sitting around watering the flowers. I'm close to closing the deal!

Joe

From: S Quinton
Date: 15-Nov-22




Use it up, wear it out, make due or do without.....words of wisdom indeed.

From: bowhunt
Date: 15-Nov-22




I will throw in 10$ for the tire fund if its a descent year old buck

From: S Quinton
Date: 15-Nov-22




"Gofundthelegend" We might be on to something?

From: Frisky
Date: 15-Nov-22




I'm hearing jealousy, plain and simple. I don't make excuses, I make meat!

Joe

From: buster v davenport
Date: 15-Nov-22




Sounds like the old proverb "All for the want of a nail". bvd

From: bowhunt
Date: 16-Nov-22




Fake Meat made from plants and bought at the grocery store does not count Joe.

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Nov-22




I'm going to get a deer, but even if I didn't, turkeys are back to 89 cents per pound. I buy 3 twenty pounders, and it's the same as a small deer.

Joe

From: S Quinton
Date: 16-Nov-22




If only turkeys had tenderloins.

From: olddogrib
Date: 16-Nov-22




If only Joe had a grasp on reality...sell some of your secret "cat piss cover scent", get a set of recaps and quit whining!

From: Herbie
Date: 16-Nov-22




I’m in for a donation as well….but come on, Joe!

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Nov-22




No donations accepted! Legends don't need handouts. I want to hunt, but it's cold out there.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Nov-22

Frisky's embedded Photo



From: olddogrib
Date: 16-Nov-22




Oh, good grief, that's positively balmy. Check the morning lows for zip code 28617 and subtract approx. 7 deg.F for being right on the New River and you'll see what those of us who aren't whining in N.C. get to hunt in this week! Whatta candy-azz.

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Nov-22




It's the slipperiness that's the problem. I have to park half on the shoulder and half in the ditch. Even if I don't have a problem, I can easily have a car slide into my car in these conditions. It's better to stay home until things improve. Remember, I'm in a high traffic area. Last week, a lady was killed in town, as a car hit a deer and sent it flying through her window.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 16-Nov-22




Fess up...was it your car????

From: bowhunt
Date: 16-Nov-22




You could have claimed the deer that was flying through the ladies window as your kill this season and posed with the deer and your bow to get folks believing in the legend and also get a new tire from the tire fund that depends on a kill or not.

Just giving you some tips on how to get out of this pressure cooker your in to kill something and save the legend.

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Nov-22




It just shows the danger. The deer around here can end up killing you! Next Weds will be 40 degrees.

Joe

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 16-Nov-22




I almost gave in and used the Frisky method to kill my buck.

My wife and I were driving home on a road that I can see from my back yard. Our side of the road is residential with quite a bit of green space. On the other side is a big farm with fields that were planted in corn and now have winter wheat. I saw a deer about 100 yards in the field walking parallel to us. Suddenly it started running. I pointed it out to my wife and when she saw it she said it was going to run at us. The deer did veer toward us and picked up speed. I slowed down and the gap closed and the deer jumped on the road right in front of us, literally feet away. We could see the muscles bulging as it ran only a couple of feet in front of our car. It was a beautiful buck with antlers about 18” wide. It took a few jumps down the road then crossed and ran through a hedgerow into someone’s back yard.

My wife said I should have hit it and taken it home for the meat. I had a good laugh.

From: olddogrib
Date: 16-Nov-22

olddogrib's embedded Photo



This is how it all ends. Check the local news in a few weeks...."Minnesota buck puts the smackdown on the Legend"!

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Nov-22




Phil- you should have taken it out when you had the chance, if you have car insurance. You could have had meat and a beautiful shoulder mount! I've never hit one, but I watch the ditches for wounded car victims. I mean I watch for deer victims, not human victims. I don't know how much season you have left, but you should try for that guy.

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 16-Nov-22




Joe. Get you one of those police scanners. When you hear of someone hitting a deer, run out with your bow and get a photo with it. That's your best chance of getting one. Pretty sad that your mind is telling you, that you are a great hunter.

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Nov-22




The jealousy continues to flow, like lava from a volcano.

Joe

From: grizzly63
Date: 16-Nov-22




I think he's going for a thousand. Post or excuses, whichever comes first. Come on Charlie Brown, get after it.

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 16-Nov-22




Joe! I don’t know where that buck hangs out. Most likely he was passing through looking for a doe. We have lots of them here. The bigger problem is everything around here is no hunting I asked the farmer for permission a couple of times and he said no. He lets four buddies hunt his farm only. And the township doesn’t permit hunting in the backyards across the street.

I’ll head back up on the mountain on Friday if I feel good enough and see what I can scrounge up.

From: Frisky
Date: 16-Nov-22




Yes, it's a problem finding a place to hunt. Hopefully, you can get in an area that has even better bucks!

Joe

From: kokosing
Date: 17-Nov-22




Looking like Tag soup Thanksgiving dinner. One deer Tag and 3 turkey for thanksgiving. The problem is it's still going to taste like tag soup.

From: Bugle-up
Date: 17-Nov-22




Phil, during my annual whitetail hunt in Illinois last week I came every bit as close to you did to hitting a doe. Had I not anchored the breaks I would've hit her, with only a couple feet to spare square in front of the pickup. But like you, I decided to stick to tradition archery equipment ONLY in trying to fill my tag.

From: Bugle-up
Date: 17-Nov-22




BTW, one reason for making the previous post is because I feel an obligation to doing my part in helping bump this thing over 600. However I see someone now set the goal posts at 1000...we're going to need some serious participation from EVERYBODY!

From: S Quinton
Date: 17-Nov-22




I'm thinking "Road Trip" to support the legend. Who's in, pick a date?

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Nov-22




That's all I need. A bunch of Leathwallers showing up on my turf. It's bad enough I have the chiropractor and the poacher to deal with.

Joe

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 17-Nov-22




I dont think anyone here wants to deer hunt in elephant grass..Us REAL hunters, hunt in the woods. Woods are where trees grow. Thats where deer live..Maybe you are the the one that will learn something,before its too late.

From: S Quinton
Date: 17-Nov-22




When you're a legend, groupies just happen!

From: S Quinton
Date: 17-Nov-22

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By the way, we've nominated a club chairman....

From: olddogrib
Date: 17-Nov-22




You have to take Batman and I'll spring for his airfare if he stays at least two weeks. I'll lay odds the cats all follow him back to Alabama because they'll know they at least stand a chance at some meat there!

From: S Quinton
Date: 17-Nov-22




What do you say Frisky, Can we tell BATMAN that he can expect some of your chocolate chip cookies when he arrives? That might be our only hope.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Nov-22

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It's 28 degrees and icy out there. Horrible to hunt in, so I'm staying inside today. Moe went out, sprayed the bushes and ran back inside! In this photo, I knocked him out with catnip. He rolled in it and then rolled and drooled all over the floor, but it calmed the whole works. They're all just laying around the living room floor, out cold. I'm going to do the same thing until it warms up.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Nov-22

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I just made big chocolate chip cookies and will send Batman a photo.

Joe

From: S Quinton
Date: 17-Nov-22




I think he would like that.

From: mamba-ny
Date: 17-Nov-22




You have to change Moes name to Fat Cat.

From: Frisky
Date: 17-Nov-22




I have Fatty. He has Moe outweighed by quite a bit. Moe is a muscular, powerful cat, in great shape. He's meaner than heck though!

Joe

From: Andy Man
Date: 17-Nov-22

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Think my Dog is a better Deer finder than the "Legend of the North" at least he knows what a Deer is and when one is comming

From: bowhunt
Date: 17-Nov-22




No deer meat.

But at least you got some cookies.Good enough for your thread thats running wild on www.cookies.com.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 17-Nov-22




Come on Frisky, it's 23 here and the wind is blowing. I saw 5 small bucks tonight. You need to suck it up and get hunting.

From: Dirtnap
Date: 17-Nov-22




For a couple dozen of those cookies I would part with a deer roast.

From: Arcus Pater
Date: 17-Nov-22




Quinton, Is this a road trip or an intervention?

Rather than a bunch of us all at once, I would go more for each of us taking a week to help The Legend.

From: S Quinton
Date: 17-Nov-22




I've always known there is a lot more to this Legend than we know. I just thought it would be great to go see the rest of it for ourselves. He's obviously got many folks bluffed into downplaying his program.

From: S Quinton
Date: 17-Nov-22




Plus there's cookies!

From: Dirtnap
Date: 21-Nov-22




Mercury is rising. Hopefully this spell of warmer weather will draw the legend out to the field soon.

From: bentstick54
Date: 21-Nov-22




Well now he’ll probably have to stay home to start preparing Thanksgiving dinner for all the cats, ;)

From: Frisky
Date: 21-Nov-22




I'm heading out hunting tomorrow. It will be perfect conditions! Don't be shocked if I score!

Joe

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 21-Nov-22




I think at this point nothing could shock me.

From: Frisky
Date: 21-Nov-22




lol

From: Mortis Sagittas
Date: 21-Nov-22




Oh, I'm already shocked! If a dear dies I'm gonna pass out.;)

From: S Quinton
Date: 22-Nov-22




Steady wins the race!

From: S Quinton
Date: 22-Nov-22

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Thanks to our Legend, there is now a great lesson available to us....

From: bowhunt
Date: 22-Nov-22




You just might be wrapping your thumb and index finger around the Button of a buttom buck tommorrow it looks like if conditions are perfect as you stated.

Control the Buck fever!It could be your 1st buck.Control it!Dont let the arrow rattle all up and down the sight window or off the arrow shelf and clank to the ground.Breath deep and control it.

From: olddogrib
Date: 22-Nov-22




At this point the cats stand a better chance of bringing in a deer!

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 22-Nov-22




How? They don't leave the porch either.

(( PS This isn't a big dog thread.))

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 22-Nov-22




Oh...the ointment! WILL Joe get his deer before the Resurrection? I saw NOTHING in Revelation about elephant grass, Frisky, or his secret weapon, the dreaded 65 LeSabre!!!!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 22-Nov-22




Expect the next post from Frisky to have more new excuses. Sun was in my eyes. Neigbors dog was running wild. I had a flat tire. Chiropractor already in my spot. Too many bafoons.. lol

From: tradmt
Date: 22-Nov-22




For the most part, this thread isn’t even archery related. :)

From: olddogrib
Date: 22-Nov-22




.... says a lot about us, doesn't it? I guess we're too easily amused....I hang my head in shame. But since I already have two deer in the freezer, bashing Frisky is one of the few joys I have left!

From: Bugle-up
Date: 22-Nov-22




Yellah Nocks, Revelations does speak of great trials and tribulations...all of which is in this thread...

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 22-Nov-22




Bugle, believe me I know, on BOTH counts. Now, I don't think all of those trials are found in this thread, but its a close runner-up. Personally, I'd like to see Frisky stalking into the elephant grass, wearing the safari khaki and de'riguer wide brimmed hat toting a Howard Hill 90 lb longbow with telephone pole arrahs. Native guide creeping just behind him with an H&H 375 ready to put the Beastoid down if he got fresh with our man Frisky! If the Beastoid nort/growls I know Frisky will pull a spray bottle full of Moe pee set on 'stream' and let him have it! Then would begin the deep pull needed to get than monster Hill bow back at leat a coupla inches towards the anchor point. While the Beastoid desperately wipes his face on the elephant grass to rid itself of the stanky Moe juice, Frisky would either come to full draw or start the LeSabre. I am so tense with excitement you could bounce a quarter off either of my recently blown shoulders!!!!

From: Bugle-up
Date: 22-Nov-22




Easy does it Yellah...the entertainment industry will start hounding you to continue the script for a new reality series. I can't imagine what they would name it.

From: jjs
Date: 22-Nov-22




drip, drip, drip, shut it off.

From: longbow1968
Date: 22-Nov-22




“Buicks In The Tall Grass”, by Frisk E. Legend…

From: Bugle-up
Date: 22-Nov-22




"Moe pee Joe, We Need Moe Pee"

From: S Quinton
Date: 22-Nov-22




Put your teeth in fella's, the legend is putting a stalk on you naysayers as you speak....

From: Frisky
Date: 22-Nov-22




Day 16- It's been 12 days since I last hunted. No corn at the WMA, but I decided to go to my brother's place. The first thing I noticed was the complete lack of deer tracks in the snow. So, the herd had not been around for some time. However, I figured there was a 50/50 chance a buck was bedded in there, so I slipped in quietly and sat where I should have killed the doe at the beginning of the month. I wanted to sit where I could get a shot at a buck, but the tumble weed was gone! I didn't have good cover, except for in the cattails. As the sun set, I began to shiver a little. My right foot also went numb, so I took a chance and moved it about 2". I immediately heard a quiet huff, about 25 yards behind me in the cattails. I recognized the huff as coming from a buck that saw the movement, slight as it was. There wasn't much of a breeze, and Tippy had been sleeping on my hunting clothes, right up until I kicked him off and put them on, so I figured he didn't smell me. I didn't move a muscle, except for involuntary shivering, and with 5 minutes to go, out came the buck! He's a large bodied, small racked specimen. Probably a 6 pointer. He was taking the same trail he took when I first saw him a month ago! Had I found the tumbleweed, I might have had a shot. He walked over by my shooting lane, at 22 yards or so, but brush prevented a shot. He stood and grazed, for about a minute, and then walked off. I waited until he disappeared and snuck back out. I'll probably hunt out there, one last time, and a north wind will allow me to set up for him. Otherwise, all hunting will be in the WMA. On the way home, I saw a hunter leaving there. This situation may seem bleak, but it's far from over!

Joe

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Nov-22




Looks like nice weather coming up Joe, so I am heading up to where I hunt on Friday morning and stay the week end, so good luck to you. As you, I kind of wish I would not have let small bucks and a couple does go by during the early season, but we do have till the end of the year! I did get to hunt first two week ends with the "Rifle Deer Camp", or at least what's left of it as we grow older and the young guys are too busy with their kids activities. I stayed home last week end to wait for warmer weather. The older I get the more fair weather hunter I have become.

From: Frisky
Date: 22-Nov-22




Arlone, I agree the weather was bad. This coming week should be good, and you'll get one. I'll likely have to go for a lone buck, but a really big guy could be in the cards for both of us!

Joe

From: Bugle-up
Date: 22-Nov-22




Frisky, way more excitement than I had at work behind the computer today. Good to hear you were out there.

From: Bugle-up
Date: 22-Nov-22




BTW, topping 600 posts is a grand achievement of its own!

From: S Quinton
Date: 22-Nov-22




The buck behind you? Hmmmmmm... Another great tip well received, thank you Joe: Great big chocolate chip cookie crumbs! Am I the only one taking advantage of these valuable clues Frisky keeps turning loose of? That buck had the rut on his mind before Frisky showed up. Now he's bent on getting some more of those crumbs.

From: Bugle-up
Date: 22-Nov-22




Anyone who has spent any time at all in cattails knows that a movement at low level such as a foot could not possibly be seen from 5 yards away let alone 25 yards. If anything, Frisky’s movement would have been heard, not seen. Yet the perceptiveness of the buck is duly noted.

From: Frisky
Date: 23-Nov-22




I didn't make a sound. However, my foot movement should have been slower. The cattails are so thick, I didn't think anything would see me.

Joe

From: olddogrib
Date: 23-Nov-22




That buck was just highly offended that while hoping for the scent of a doe in heat, a lowly domestic feline had wandered into his cattails and stunk up the place with cat piss!

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 23-Nov-22




Do REAL men really have diaries?...is it too late to change the title of this thread to: "Cat cuddling and cookies with Frisky in the cattails ".

From: olddogrib
Date: 23-Nov-22




Let's see...only "Wimpy Kids", "Mad Housewives" and "Mad Black Women" come to mind!

From: Frisky
Date: 23-Nov-22




It's a great day to hunt, but I might stay home, as I have to bake an apple pie for tomorrow.

Joe

From: deerfly
Date: 23-Nov-22




Always important to have a firm grip on your priorities...

From: Kodiak
Date: 23-Nov-22




Skip over to Walmart and buy a pie. Problem solved.

From: olddogrib
Date: 23-Nov-22




Do you "hangers-on" need any more proof of Joe's masochistic tendencies? He loves the abuse, otherwise he would just lie about going and regale the gullible with tales of close calls followed by the ubiquitous excuses. It's not like the fictious "buffons, chiropractor and poachers are going to rat him out for never leaving the house!

From: S Quinton
Date: 23-Nov-22




I'm convinced he's the real deal.

From: deerfly
Date: 23-Nov-22




I feel sorry for those that fail to see the humor in Frisky's threads. The reciprocal humor is some of the best too. Always a good read whether I decide to oblige or not...

From: buster v davenport
Date: 23-Nov-22




Real men keep journals, field notes and exchange information with like minded folk. Unlike women that spread unsubstantiated gossip. It don't take all day to make an apple pie! bvd.

From: Jim Keller
Date: 23-Nov-22




I don’t get on the leatherwall that much anymore but Frisky sucks me in on his threads. I’ve been checking in every day just to see what the Legend is up to. I’ve learned so much from him.lol

From: Jim Keller
Date: 23-Nov-22




I don’t get on the leatherwall that much anymore but Frisky sucks me in on his threads. I’ve been checking in every day just to see what the Legend is up to. I’ve learned so much from him.lol

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 23-Nov-22




Frisky might not shoot much but he is the life of the party.

From: bowhunt
Date: 23-Nov-22