Mdaniel's 2015 journal

Discussion in 'Member Hunting Journals' started by mdaniel723, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

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    Sep 30, 2013
    All during shooting hours! Hopefully they keep that pattern for you come Sept ;)
     

  2. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    I hope so, it should be fun chasing them anyway
     
  3. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Went and got my ground blind setup today

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    Cleared a spot in the middle of a big patch of buck brush

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    Set the blind up, cleared some shooting lanes, and pulled both trail cams, now I wait for opening weekend. Here are a couple shots of what my view will be

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  4. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Forgot to take any pics after brushing it in a little bit. It wasn't my best work anyway
     
  5. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

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    Sep 30, 2013
  6. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    I guess I should put the pics of my target buck on here

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    Haven't seen him lately, hopefully he's around, I pulled my cams just so I don't disturb the area before season
     
  7. jawesome357

    jawesome357 The Instigator

    Oct 31, 2013
    The only OC
    You also have my attention!
     
  8. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
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    Got my vector grunt tube today, counting the days til season
     
  9. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Curious how/why you picked that spot for your blind?
     
  10. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Basically all the timber you see isn't on the property I can hunt. It's basically where I killed mine last year. It's close to two major trails that join up by those cedars, I put it about 25-30 yards from the convergence of the two trails so I hopefully have both covered.
     
  11. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    I know it's a weird location but it works
     
  12. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Not second guessing you at all. Just like to gather info on why decisions are made. I've got some spots like that on my farm. Looks like low lying area or valley from the pics. Just watch your thermals. Good looking spot.
     
  13. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Last year I set up in the only trees in about a 10 acre patch there and watched deer walk all over the open fields, bought a ground blind and put it in a very similar location with great success. Put out two cams facing different directions to determine which ways they were traveling this year. I would put my blind in those cedars but if they come out on the back side I'd never see them. This field is surrounded by timber stands, all of it I can hunt is too thick to see more than a couple yards, the deer really don't travel in it. They come through this field to graze and get to water. It's actually at the top of a hill, they walk down to water, but are down there mainly after dark. I've really had to scout and change tactics to be successful here.
     
  14. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    9/18/15-first sit of the year. Went out to find my cheap ground blind destroyed, reverted to my old tree stand (no harness). Not sure how this weekend is gonna go but it's not starting off too well
     
  15. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    And I just stepped on
    My brand new vector grunt tube
     
  16. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Well weekend 1 didn't go as planned, have to pull out the doghouse again I guess. Hunted Friday after checking out my mangled ground blind, saw 1 doe, Saturday am saw 1 doe, nothing close enough to think about a shot. Hope to go down this weekend and would like to at least see something in range.
     
  17. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Weekend two has been cancelled, my sons been battling an ear infection for a month and today the doc said it's still infected, he has to get shots the next three days
     
  18. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

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    Sep 30, 2013
    Sorry to hear that.

    Hopefully your son heals up and you can get out soon!
     
  19. mdaniel723

    mdaniel723 Member

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Well I decided to do something productive (hunting related) with my weekend.
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    I had a couple broken pallets that my wife was going to use for a craft project and didn't, so I decided to make a blind with them. I built one decent pallet with the two broken ones, bought a cattle panel and some camo tarps, and I plan on making a camo round bale style blind. Here is where I finished before I had to quit to help with the sick kid.

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