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Old August 17th, 2018, 02:14 PM #21
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also tired of getting stung...Im up to 5 stings this month alone!! Ive gone through about 6-7 cans of spray killer. emptied traps numerous times. I was weed eating around my apple trees yesterday and "found" another yellow jacket nest! It got me good right behind the ear. Hurt like hell till early this morning...I have to go up and find them later to eradicate them.
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One I saw had two massive spikes, they didn't branch at all. Looked like a damn antelope
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I get bachelor groups on game camera when they have velvet, then when they start shredding velvet they disappear till late december
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definitely need some culling...
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I get bachelor groups on game camera when they have velvet, then when they start shredding velvet they disappear till late december
What about does? If you can hold does on your property, bucks will come.
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What about does? If you can hold does on your property, bucks will come.
I get a group of six or so does, but Im guessing theres much more around I dont see thats where the bucks head to. But theres some logging operations and some people are moving/building in a normally open field so I think the dynamic is going to change some.
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Oh crap, bow season starts next Friday!!!

Just got my central MD permit this morning. Got my license this past Saturday.

I almost brushed off sighting in my crossbow as I figured I might have time before next Friday and if I didn’t, well it is probably okay.

Glad I didn’t. Damn thing was about 5 inches high at 19 yards. Yikes!

I guess that last day of the season when I got home, decocked it and then had it promptly fall over and land upside down on the scope...on concrete upset my zero a bit. Windage was still perfect, but man.

I need more time at the range to see about the other hash marks, but I was at least able to rezero it and confirm the 19 and 26yd hashmarks are dead on. Or at least that is the ranges I tested it at. It was zero on the first hash at 19yds and it was about an inch or so high on the 2nd hashmark at 26yds. That should mean the others are good also, but I’d really like to confirm. Since the hashes are supposed to be 15-23, 26-32, 34-38, 42-46 and 48-53.

I don’t think I’d trust it passed 40. Not without a lot more testing.

My son also managed to sail one right over the target and killed a really large tree branch.

Good with a 22, crossbow might be a little much for him still.
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Oh crap, bow season starts next Friday!!!
No way..... that's awesome I have a decent 8pt that's been hanging around every 2-3 days that I'd like to take a shot at!


Time to get the crossbow out!
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I saw a very nice 8-pointer walking along River Road in MoCo between Potomac and Poolesville (or whatever you call that area) at about 3pm yesterday. He was panting from the heat. I wonder what made him get up and move around in the sun when it was 90 degrees out.
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I saw a very nice 8-pointer walking along River Road in MoCo between Potomac and Poolesville (or whatever you call that area) at about 3pm yesterday. He was panting from the heat. I wonder what made him get up and move around in the sun when it was 90 degrees out.
I got excited when you said river road. Then you had to ruin it by saying in MoCo. I hunt off River road hunting area in Potapsco state park. The river road in HoCo

Though I’ve seen a metric F ton of deer down along the pipeline next to the hunting area. So I suspect if I setup along my “usual” trail something will walk along in range next week.

They tend to migrate from the neighborhood back in to the park early morning and then back out from the woods towards the neighborhood come dusk. They know where all of the tasty bushes and gardens are.
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Oh crap, bow season starts next Friday!!!

Just got my central MD permit this morning. Got my license this past Saturday.

I almost brushed off sighting in my crossbow as I figured I might have time before next Friday and if I didn’t, well it is probably okay.

Glad I didn’t. Damn thing was about 5 inches high at 19 yards. Yikes!

I guess that last day of the season when I got home, decocked it and then had it promptly fall over and land upside down on the scope...on concrete upset my zero a bit. Windage was still perfect, but man.

I need more time at the range to see about the other hash marks, but I was at least able to rezero it and confirm the 19 and 26yd hashmarks are dead on. Or at least that is the ranges I tested it at. It was zero on the first hash at 19yds and it was about an inch or so high on the 2nd hashmark at 26yds. That should mean the others are good also, but I’d really like to confirm. Since the hashes are supposed to be 15-23, 26-32, 34-38, 42-46 and 48-53.

I don’t think I’d trust it passed 40. Not without a lot more testing.

My son also managed to sail one right over the target and killed a really large tree branch.

Good with a 22, crossbow might be a little much for him still.
Curious, what kind of x-bow scope are you shooting??? Those are some weird range hash increments. Not 15, 20, 25, 30, etc...? Never saw scope increments like what you’re describing. Usually 10 yard increments too. 20 yds, 30 yds, 40 yds..... Crossbows are so fast and flat shooting typically to about 30 or 35 yds they shouldn’t be having few yard increments until after 40 or so yds where the bolt slows down enough to start dropping that arc more severely.
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