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Izzy
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I learned that Snuffers are the broadhead that I will always rely on.Oh and that 2 Alleve tablets before a 10 hour treestand sit make it go alot easier.

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draco
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Trail cameras are the greatest scouting tool and fun gadget that you can use.
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Gun
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I need to get out more and building a House sure screws up your season. Ditto about using trail cameras.

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elkbow
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i learned it was my bones popping and cracking that was making the noise,not my tree stand.

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kevin moore

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A. Kinslow
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What little I have been able to get out ths season, has taught me scouting is the key to making it happen. No sense in sitting a place that isn't likely to pan out. Also to be patient, but at the same time sometimes you have to just plain get squinty eyed and make the shot that is presented work.

Gun...Ditto on building a house. The place will be nice once its finished, and I am 98% done. Unfortunately, so is the season..

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Kirkll
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Spend a lot more time shooting with experienced traditional archers if possible....Kirk

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I learned that old age is no longer sneaking up on me. It has arrived.
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ks_stickbow
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I learned that I do not like deer hunting as much as I want to. Thank god the wabbits like me!

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Jeff Sheyn

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Bowspirit
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quote:
I learned that Snuffers are the broadhead that I will always rely on
Same here Izzy. Other than that, though...

1- Same lesson I've learned every season...it's not the kill that truly stands out, but the hunt.
2- Stalking & groundhunting sure is fun, but there's alot to be said for sitting up in the canopy as the woods awaken all around you
3- If done right, the effort one puts into the hunt is it's own reward...
4- A side (GFA) quiver can be quite the handy tool.
5- Camo...it's a bonus, not a necessity.
6- Bowhunting was NOT meant to be a solo activity! [archer] [campfire]

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I have learned that I do not need a tree stand for deer hunting, that my wife needs more cover, maybe a portable blind for next year. mostly I learned i need to put up a tree stand to keep compound hunters from putting tree stands above my all natural blinds.
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bamboo
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Hunt where the deer are!!!--no matter what your pre-season scouting told you---be prepared to move!!

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Mike

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Jerry Jeffer
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Good one bamboo. I relied on old habits this year and it made me end up working harder later to find deer. Practice, scout, slow down. Don't be afraid to scout during the season, just do it on a rainy day.

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Eastern fisher
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I learned that I have to get off my lazy butt and get out more in the preeseason scouting, I learned that at 46 I am no longer in shape to wonder the woods as I was once able. It sucks getting older and having physical limitations. I ad a ball of a time. No deer to show for it but a great experience none the less.

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A bad day of hunting is still far better than a good day at work.

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44charlie
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missed 3 deer this year! realized i shoot a game differently than at target. i basically am a snap shooter but when shooting at deer i "aim" and think too much.
also learned that if you change something on your bow it can cost you! changed my silencer from wool to rubber and my bow was loud and 2 of my misses were deer reacting to the twang!
was a good season though, saw deer most every time out and made a new hunting buddy.

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always89
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Pick a spot

Deer DO go completely nocternal when the orange army hits the woods, at leats in area that I hunt.

Pick a spot

Deer dogs suck

Pick a spot

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