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My break away from golf

Discussion in 'No Golf For You!' started by warbirdlover, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    My ultimate deer blind is done. What a job getting the frame and materials to the site. Luckily my SIL has a nice Chevy 4-wheel drive pickup and nice trailer. We went through some mud holes I swear no vehicle should go through to get back to the high ground where my stand is located.
    This puppy cost me over $600 to build (treated 1/2 plywood). The hardware alone cost over $100. I only had my cell phone but there are two swivel bar stools in there and it's 4' X 8' (8' high) with flip open shooting windows on all four sides. We ended up with roofing paper (tar paper) on top. It's at a slight angle so the rain will roll off the flat roof. A ceiling light inside also.

    That's my SIL on the roof and my grandson (15 years old, 6'0" tall and 175 lbs. of rippling muscle) standing in the forground. He's recovering from a broken leg he suffered in football last fall. He doesn't want to learn golf but I got his dad golfing now. And the ticks are bad. I had 6 on me.
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  2. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Pretty impressed eh?
     
  3. anonymous golfaholic

    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    Nice! You didn't make the SIL do all the work, did you?

    If I was a deer, I wouldn't come within 2 miles of that thing, hahahaha.
     
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    Stanters Trinket King

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    How sporting
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    So you wait until they are close enough to "grab 'em by the ears"? How do you decide on a location? What is inside the blind? Beer, food, ammo, guns and you?
     
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    mddubya Hybrid convert

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    I'm impressed. Damn nice shooting house. Best of luck with it this coming season.
     
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    Looks good!

    Personally would have made the flip up shooting windows out of plexi so that i could keep them closed and still be able to see out. Keep the wind/rain/snow/etc out while still being able to hunt.
     
  8. Wi-Golfer

    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    What's wrong with sitting up in a tree on a branch with a knife between your teeth? Deer walks under and you jump down and land it while stabbing the beast.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I keep hurting myself doing it that way....

    Me, my gun and food (no beer) are in there. And also two swiveling bar stools with seat backs. And plexiglass windows are planned for next year. Location is middle of rolling hills oak woods (deer love acorns) surrounded by marsh and corn fields. Perfect deer santuary. This stand is on top of a hill overlooking their main "entrance" into the oak woods from the marsh and corn fields. The corn fields are cut by November rifle deer season so no more bedding down in the corn (the deer not me) and eating corn. They'll come up looking for acorns. The wolves and coyotes will be looking for them along with me. There are six of us hunting 120 acres (20 acres each) and we all go in together in the morning, "dropping off" at each of our stands and sit in them all day. No one moves around, comes late or screws up someone else's hunting in our group. The deer keep their normal patterns without fear so we see some huge ones. Here is one taken from my location (old stand) the year before I got on this lease and the smaller one is my first deer from this spot. I shot another like the next year and since have been passing up 2-3 like them waiting for the big one. I use a big boomer and it's very humane. They drop on the spot with no suffering. Average distance of shot is 75-150 yards.
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    And this year I get to try out my new Remington 700 SPS Buckmasters .270 Winchester on them...
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Here's some pics of some of the wolves on our land taken from a tree by one of the bowhunters. The alpha male is coal black and bigger then these.
    2007 067. 2007 075. 2007 077. 2007 078.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    A couple more.
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    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    Westfield? That's up in my neck of the woods.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I know....

    Look out so little "Fluffy" doesn't get eaten by the wolves!!
     
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    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    My dog is 30lbs of pure Jack Russel wolf eating venom:D
     
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    I've spent a lot of time in Westfield. Usually drunk. I'm glad a wolf didn't find me laying in a gutter.

    Kevin
     
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    Pfft, Wolves tuck their tails and run away from people...well, the healthy ones do anyway.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    No. Wolves run with their tails straight back. And don't believe the DNR bs. We've had them run right by our stands (chasing a doe) and when one of the guys fired behind the wolf he wasn't even fazed. The longer they are there the more we see them. They get familiar with an area and get bolder. I've read lot's of stuff on them. In India wolves kill many people each year because they know the people aren't armed. Really.
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice blind, wbl!
     
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    That has not been my experience with Wolves. I hunt near Tomahawk.

    I see probably upwards of ten a year or so sometimes more, sometimes none. All of them once they realize i'm there unass the area quickly. I have not witnessed any aggression towards humans personally. Not saying they don't...just saying I have not witnessed it.
     

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