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PostPosted: January 25th, 2015, 8:44 pm 
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Had some luck tonight in the midst of a driving snow. I was able to take this nice doe with a double lung shot from my favorite tree stand. I am going to forgo many details in hopes of submitting the story for publication in the PBS magazine. If anyone could point me in the right direction on this it would be much appreciated!

I have been playing with carbon arrows instead of my usual doug fir out of my recently purchased Cari-bow takedown recurve. I am very happy with the results! Bow is 60@28 and arrows are Easton FMJ tipped with Eskimos on a 100 grain adapter. Shot was a pass through at just under 20 yards.

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I also took a page out of Kevin Dill's book on getting her out. Hunt them the hard way, get them to the house the easy way!

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I love hunting the late season and hunting in the snow is even better. We are lucky in OH that the season runs through the first weekend in Feb. My fiancée already has plans to can the meat so we'll be busy this week!


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PostPosted: January 25th, 2015, 9:37 pm 
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Way to go Zach!

We canned...err...my Wife canned some game meat this year and it is top notch.

You are lucky to have a deer season open, ours closed over a month ago

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Nicely done. We are looking forward to the write up.


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Write it up send it to Jack. If you want an eye I am always willing to help folks with a pre-submittal edit and touch up.


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Thanks for the info Steve, I will email you a copy to proofread when I get it done. Since my hunting season is over until spring I will have plenty of time to work on it.

Rob I agree canned game is fantastic! We canned some burger in a little tomato juice last year for chili and spaghetti. Best idea my fiancee ever had.


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congrats Zach. Nice shooting.


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Wow, talk about waiting till the last minute. Good job, much better than filling your tags in October and then not being able to hunt. Plus, who else is crazy enough to be out hunting in that weather?

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Congrats!!!!


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Congrats on the fine deer!


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Thanks for the compliments everyone, this one was hard earned for sure.

Jeff I really like the late season because, as you said, I'm the only one crazy enough to be out. Everyone else quits after muzzleloader season and I have the farm to myself. Deer are spookier for sure and it takes a few days to figure out tendencies again, but the action can be excellent. It is really hit or miss for bucks as a lot have cast one or both antlers already, but the deer yard up and become fairly predictable. The weather wasn't too bad temp wise, around 30 degrees. Last year I hunted a bunch in below zero stuff with wind chills dipping into the -20s. That was crazy even for me, and I'm not ashamed to say I pulled out early on a few of those hunts. Even die hards have limits!


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I was hooked on the title of this thread...nice thinking there. I really have to say that I admire anyone who has the drive and will to hunt in the late season...especially sitting in a naked tree waiting for a blind date to arrive.

Zach, good job on arrowing that fine doe! She looks like a beaut, and should provide some tasty protein on the table. As for using the Kubota...what can I say? You can't hide class!


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Conrats Zach!

I'm suffering from a little tractor envy!


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Congrats Zach on your late season Doe. I have until this Saturday, and it will be over for us here in Maryland.

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Tony good luck if you are continuing to hunt. I don't know if you are getting any of the big storm in Maryland but hopefully you can get out one more time.

Kevin and Terry, I have to confess the tractor isn't mine. It belongs to my fiancee's uncles who own the small farm where I hunt. We used to milk 40 Holstein cows but the guys have decided to retire after 50 years (I say we because I help them everyday with chores when I get home from my day job). Now we are buying and raising Holstein bull calves and feeding them out as steers. Anyway, I spend a lot of time on that tractor and it is very handy! Can't beat it for gathering and moving round alfalfa bales. Works really well as a game cart too.


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Congrats Zach on a fine looking doe! I also was hunting that evening and came very close to having a shot opportunity but the old girl wouldn't give me the angle I needed for a good shot. I couldn't agree more about Ohio's late season. I save a tag every year just for bowhunting in January. I'll be out there this weekend giving it one last try.

Oh by the way it looks like we have a few things in common. I too own and use a four wheel drive Kubota tractor to get deer out if possible. Although mine doesn't look as big as the one you use.


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I only allow Green Power on my farm..

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Chad it's great to hear of another PBSer toughing it out in January. Especially one from a neighboring county (I'm from southern Holmes just a mile north of Coshocton county line). Hopefully things will work out for you this weekend, that would make a great story. Keep me informed on how things turn out! As for the tractor, Kubotas can't be beat. This one is intended more for gathering round bales and pulling gravity wagons, but we use it for everything.

Jeff, I have a soft spot for JD. I learned to drive an old 2420 running corn silage wagons when I first started working on the farm. Everyone in Coshocton runs green equipment, mostly because there was a dealership there at one time. We have orange, green, red, blue, and rust (an old farmall H) that all see service. My dad's cousin works in advertising for JD in Kansas City. I remember telling him I plowed and finished 30 acres with a Ford 7710. He said the best part of that was I only did 30 acres! I will never forget that.

How did this turn into a tractor thread?


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[quote="Zach Wallace"]Thanks for the info Steve, I will email you a copy to proofread when I get it done. Since my hunting season is over until spring I will have plenty of time to work on it.
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There has been follow through!!!


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