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Question by Amflyer. Uploaded on July 25, 2012
South Dakota for pheasants in October with my GSP pal. Second week of November, deer in Nebraska until mid-week, then pheasants in NW Kansas with my family in tow for the rest of the week. Hope to take a friend to NE Nebraska in Jan for a late season meat-doe hunt. Might squeeze in a Fall turkey quest if I get tired of whitetails in Nov.
mines about the same as every year. squirrel/rabbit hunt till deer season. I will most likely bow hunt this year, which is a first for me. if i don't get anything during bow season i pull the 7 mag from the gun closet. then maybe some more small game hunting. Next year i wanna get into some bird hunting.
Mine is pretty much the same each year. We'll start bear training around Labor Day, early bear season in late September, squirrels, turkeys, and archery October thru the week of Thanksgiving, then general deer firearms season for two weeks, then it's off to the mountain to run a bear until early January, then rabbit hunting the rest of the season with a little trout fishing thrown in for good measure. I've got my cameras out now, getting ready to plant a fall food plot, and looking around a bit for stand locations. How's that?
I'll start goose hunting in a little over a month. After a month of that (and hunting a few ruff grouse) I'll be going out to Manitoba to guide waterfowl hunters for the month of October. At the end of October I'll leave Manitoba and continue west to Montana where I'll hunt uplands for maybe another month or six weeks. That's the plan ... provided my older lab's health continues to hold. She is still doing great. They're talking about a miracle now. Wow. Speaking of miracles ... last night I went on a date for the first time in a quarter century (met my late wife 25 years ago next month). A absolutely stunning tall slender blonde as sweet as honey. And I think maybe she's sweet on me (gawd knows why!). Hmmmm. Maybe those hunting plans are more tentative than I thought.
I'm gonna be doing some rabbit and squirrel hunting in September until the beginning of archery season, then switch over to that. I'm thinking of trying my hand at hunting squirrel and rabbit with my bow, but we'll see how that goes. Then the general firearms season will roll around and I'll be hunting with the club around our property as well as the local state lands. Then I'll get some Turkey hunting in.
007: Sounds pretty good to me. Regarding the squirrel hunting, that used to be my favorite start to the season.
Around here, early seasons like squirrel smell like dust, cedar, and heat. Whenever I get a whiff of that I'm 17 again and holding still for the red fox's in the trees, with rivulets of sweat running down my back. I used to nail the tails to the frontside of the shed as a trophy wall. They would "skeletize", lose the hair, and then finally disappear in some March snowstorm.
Five months later, I'd pull the nails and use them again for more tails.
OH: Sort of adds spring to a man's step, does it not? (Hunting or otherwise; you choose)
Next weekend we will have our Summer(Cabin Fever) Hog Hunt and BBQ on our lease, take New members around and zero-in our Varmint Rifles and have a good old time, Archery Season starts Sept.15-Oct.14...So the next couple weekends its Thin-out the Coyotes.
Hoping to plant a "plot" in Sept if the weather will cool a bit. Last 14 days have all exceeded 100°! Last significant rain was 3/19/12. Lake is now 8 feet low!
Too hot for tomatoes, grasshoppers ate peas and drought burned up corn!
Up side? I haven't had to mow for two months now.
Headed to Alaska for a fishing trip in early Aug! Temps range from high of 65° to a low in the 40's! Boy am I dreading coming back!
Hope hunting is better this year!
my plans are to take revenge on a monster buck that caught me drawing back on him last year and to have my dad take a monster, which i would rather see than myself take one of the big ones on our property we hunt
Starting out in september with some goose hunting and squirrel, and maybe a pheasant hunt with my dad and his GSP, then october brings a st. lawerance duck hunt with some guys from work, and lots of Northern tier, and southern tier NY bow hunting till northern zone muzzleloader and gun opens, then nov 17th is openiing of rifle back home in southern new york and hunting that whole week off from college, then grouse, hare, and rabbit till march,
I will start my second season of bear hunting on Labor Day. I hope I get to see a bear in person this year.
Archery starts the 15th of Sept with fall turkey the month of Oct. I don't hunt the turkeys too hard in fall but it is nice to have a tag in case one walks by the stand. Might put in a few dedicated turkey days this year.
Rifle season is the first Saturday in November and goes for a couple of weeks in various parts of the state.
Then muzzleloarder in early Dec. I have missed the last three seasons between school and work so I am pumped for this year.
After that late archery goes until the 31st and then it is coyotes until spring.
DO NOT show this to my wife.
Well first of all is gunna be my first year bowhunting and like boopity mate if that fails gun season will be the last resort..aside from that will be rabbit and squirrel then later coyote for my first year too. Hopefully if i send in soon enough i will be turkey hunting this spring.
Chuckles, remind her that a truly loving spouse will always love seeing the one he/she loves enjoy themselves. Within reason of course (no one loves watching their partner get drunk all the time, gamble away family funds, or chase other women). My youngest brother is hanging with a snag who won't go out of the house but gets a firecracker up her arse if he wants to spend any time with his friends. Too bad they don't have an Olympic event for bitchiness. She'd clean up! I won't even go in the house anymore if she's home. And I can always tell ... just look for the broom parked in the driveway.
Honker, best wishes with the lady, hope it works out, may you find true happiness.
OHH, good advice as always. I was actually joking as my wife is really generous with the hall passes so I stay sane. She knows hunting and fishing are cheaper than therapy and the results taste better.
Also I don't drink (to excess), gamble or fool around so a little hunting and fishing can't hurt can it?
Good hunting and full freezers to you all.
I'll be Antelope hunting in AZ starting Sept 7., the next weekend I'll be in WI for opening weekend of bow season (and a friends wedding). Then small game hunting in AZ, until second week in November, at which time I'll head back to WI for a week of Bow hunting followed by a week of Gun. Then back to AZ for an over the counter Mule deer archery hunt, and possibly a javelina hunt. After that I'll be going after 'yotes before spring turkey. Still waiting to see if I drew any other tags I put in for as well...
The outlook for this year is simple. Sweating, bow hunting for mature bucks, sweating some more and shooting small game to eat with 22 super aguila ammo and then picking up smoke pole and then centerfire for a few wonderful days to fill any left over tags.
Same as always. Early Goose in September, Duck and Goose opener in mid-October for a week then off to Colorado for 2nd Rifle Season deer and elk. Then back for waterfowl and upland birds traiing the new pup. Late buck season permit hunt after Thanksgiving for a few days.
Hopefully going to hunt with my crossbow for deer this season. A little dove hunting too in September. When rifle season comes up I'll pull out the .308 and hopefully blow down an old crafty buck during the rut. Hopefully this winter I'll have a place to duck hunt too and hopefully sometime in November I may get a chance to bear hunt.And then in January it's squirrel rabbit and coyotes.
Archery hunt for elk in August-September, hopfully mulleys also at the same time (got to play the leftover license game) in CO, a purple heart hunt in November for whitetail in either MO or WI (they havent told me which one yet), my buddy invited me to TX for some whitetail and hogs in December, and probably any free weekend I have this winter, pheasants in E. CO.
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