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#3114468 - 01/08/13 10:39 AM My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video)
catman529
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Not going to make too long a long post except for the kill pics, I will let the video tell most of the story. First I will share the important details of the season, and the pics, and then the video, which is 19 minutes, it's a bit long but I think it turned out all right.

When deer season first opened in Sept. it was my 2nd season to hunt solo, only about 2 years after I took up an interest in deer hunting. I had killed my first deer ever the year before (2011) on gun opener on public land, but that was the only deer I managed to kill. So for this season, I thought I might kill one or two, and really didn't set any expectations or get my hopes up for anything, I just went and hunted. I got to hunt plenty of times, especially mornings, since I mainly worked evenings. Throughout the season, I bow hunted some private land in Williamson co, bow and gun hunted Yanahli WMA in Maury, fall turkey hunted Yanahli as well, turkey and deer hunted a buddy (eyeseeker's) property in Hickman, and gun hunted my 2 draw hunts at Williamsport in Maury. I also climbed a tree in my backyard a couple of times. Only place I didn't kill anything was in Hickman and it was just bad luck I guess, but I did let a young 6 pt walk there.

I kind of expected to kill a few turkeys, but didn't expect to kill half the deer I did. I tagged out in Maury with the birds (6 of them) and killed 10 deer total for the season.

All 6 of my turkeys came from Yanahli with a 12 gauge (Pardner pump action w/ XX-full Accu-Choke and Win. Supreme high velocity 3" #5 or #6 shot).

6 of my deer came from Williamson with a bow. One of those was in my backyard and I watched her do the drunk deer wobble and expire in plain sight. I hunted with a Champion compound, Carbon Express arrows and Thunderhead 100 gr broadheads. The other 4 deer were from public land with my Marlin 336 30-30 with Tasco scope and Winchester 150 gr power point (soft tip) bullets - 2 were killed from the ground in my favorite cedar thicket in Yanahli, and 2 were killed from a tree in the last 10 minutes of shooting light on the last day of my 2nd draw hunt at Williamsport. I got some interesting comments on here when I said I was hunting 50 ft up in a black walnut tree... but it worked, both deer died where they stood when I shot.

Oh and one other thing before the pics... gotta thank a couple of members, hope I don't leave someone out. First Mudbone, he is a great guy and he fixed up my bow to shoot better and put a peep sight in and everything, and when I built my wooden treestand, he came out with some pruners to help me clear shooting lanes. 20 minutes after he left, I shot my first deer with a bow in the fresh cleared shooting lane. He came back later and helped me track my doe, which was still alive 2 hours later with a heart shot, and she jumped in the creek and died. Later in the season he hunted at my spot and killed a nice doe, and we used my boat with the trolling motor to take her down river to an access area which was a lot easier than dragging a mile out of the woods. Also thanks again to eyeseeker for letting me hunt his property in Hickman county. Wish I could have helped thin the turkeys out there, just didn't work out for me this year. Thanks SCN for giving me that old Bowriter climbing stand that was in your attic, I killed 2 bucks, a doe and a button, and a doe fawn from the stand. Made a big difference in where and how I could hunt. Also gotta thank ImThere and Nimrod, who both hunt Yanahli as well. ImThere let me set one of his ladder stands on the WMA and Nimrod helped me drag my doe out of the woods on gun opener after I set him up in the "good" spot where he saw zero, while I saw 5 deer in the cedars and killed one. \:D He went and killed him one that evening though, so I felt a little better. Huge thanks to Geezer for coming out to help me track my first buck the next morning, after I looked for over 7 hours with no luck. He found the buck dead by the creek within about 30 minutes. And I must thank Bowriter for giving me an affordable deal on the Champion bow after I accidentally dry fired my old one and it blew up. Hope I'm not forgetting anyone else who helped me in some way this season and as always, I wouldn't have come this far in deer hunting without the advice and generosity of people on Tndeer...

Now aren't you glad I'm not writing out all the stories of each kill, this post is long enough!

Here are the pics, and the video is at the bottom.

October 5, bow


October 12, bow


October 31, bow


November 5, recovered on the 6th, bow


November 16, bow


November 17, gun opener


December 2, Williamsport draw hunt


December 28, gun


January 5, bow, in my backyard


If you have good internet connection then watch the video in HD (bottom right gear-shaped button for those who don't use youtube much) and full screen is best. I took most of the video in HD and it took over 8 hours to upload

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

19 minutes of the better footage I took in the woods, including most of my kills... hope you enjoy

Been a good season for me, and now as always, I got some shed hunting to look forward to before I start poking around for morels and then listening to turkeys gobble on the roost...
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#3114528 - 01/08/13 11:04 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: catman529]
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Wish you enjoyed killing those deer. Did you go to Deer Assassin's School of Posing?

Congrats on a season to remember!
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#3114591 - 01/08/13 11:44 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Nimrod777]
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looks like you had a great season, congrats!
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#3114607 - 01/08/13 11:54 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: mathews338]
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That's a lot of deer killing. 10 deer. Do you keep all of that meat?
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#3114639 - 01/08/13 12:18 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Poser]
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won't let me watch. it says content not available for mobile
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#3114647 - 01/08/13 12:22 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: oakclimber]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Wish you enjoyed killing those deer. Did you go to Deer Assassin's School of Posing?

Congrats on a season to remember!
lol I sure did enjoy killing them. don't let the mug deceive you

 Originally Posted By: Poser
That's a lot of deer killing. 10 deer. Do you keep all of that meat?
yeah, gave/giving some of it away but I butchered them all myself

 Originally Posted By: oakclimber
won't let me watch. it says content not available for mobile
watch on a computer instead of a phone, I guess your phone doesn't like HD videos.

thanks all it was a great season
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#3114655 - 01/08/13 12:30 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: catman529]
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Great year, catman

How can anyone criticize this kid?

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#3114672 - 01/08/13 12:41 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Poser]
Winchester
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Congrats on a fine season, hope you have many more just as enjoyable! You are becoming a fine hunter as well it appears!
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#3114720 - 01/08/13 01:09 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Winchester]
Andy S.
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Congrats Cat, you had a great season in my eyes. My only advice is to keep on keeping on and stay after them; that is the only way to learn and grow as a hunter. I enjoy your posts and enthusiasm, never change a thing, just learn as you go and first and foremost stay safe. Good luck shed hunting and fishing this spring, I look forward to reading your posts.
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#3114721 - 01/08/13 01:11 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Winchester]
Lost Lake
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I feel old saying "Congratulations young man", but I guess thats what happens when middle age is sneaking up on a fella! You had a great season and I'm proud of you. All kills are special, but the ones on public land seem a little sweeter.
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#3114725 - 01/08/13 01:16 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Winchester]
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Congrats catman!
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#3114822 - 01/08/13 02:25 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Bayou Buck]
Redfred16
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Nice video, I enjoyed that alot. Congrats on all that venision.
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#3114987 - 01/08/13 04:57 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Redfred16]
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Way to go bud!! You did excellent! I can't view your video cause my pc sucks rubber donkys! If u get a chance, set it up to view on iPad or mobile.
Congrats again, we'll do some huntin again next year, and fish until then!
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#3114997 - 01/08/13 05:10 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Lost Lake]
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awesome year,congrats!
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#3115088 - 01/08/13 06:28 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Mudbone]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Mudbone
Way to go bud!! You did excellent! I can't view your video cause my pc sucks rubber donkys! If u get a chance, set it up to view on iPad or mobile.
Congrats again, we'll do some huntin again next year, and fish until then!
does it not work on your iPad? Should be fine especially with wifi
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#3115131 - 01/08/13 06:56 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Lost Lake]
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really enjoyed the video. inspired me to try to do one for myself next year.
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#3115139 - 01/08/13 07:01 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: catman529]
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good job - nice video

couldn't watch on mobile. Says that content owner has not made it available on mobile

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#3115146 - 01/08/13 07:04 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: BigPete357]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: BigPete357
good job - nice video

couldn't watch on mobile. Says that content owner has not made it available on mobile
ill look into that
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#3115158 - 01/08/13 07:09 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: catman529]
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Don't work on iPad with wifi either..
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#3115219 - 01/08/13 07:42 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: TNTomtaker01]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: TNTomtaker01
Don't work on iPad with wifi either..
I can't edit all the details of the video from my phone, so when I get home ill see if I can fix the problem. There's a chance I won't be able to because of copyrighted music in te video... They put ads on the video that the copyright owner gets paid from, and now they also restrict my video so it can't be viewed on mobile... If I can't fix it, I will upload to another site that will support mobile.
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#3115280 - 01/08/13 08:15 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: catman529]
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Very nice
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#3115366 - 01/08/13 08:51 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Lost Lake]
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congrats
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#3115381 - 01/08/13 08:56 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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Congrats cat! I t wont let me watch video on my iphone says the content owner has not made it available on mobile?
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#3115439 - 01/08/13 09:23 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Lost Lake]
chip
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Cool video congrats on an awesome season . Looks like you need to hire a full time camera man .
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#3115588 - 01/08/13 11:58 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: chip]
catman529
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Hey everyone who couldn't view the video on mobile, I think I have fixed the problem. Try the link again and let me know. Thanks
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#3115599 - 01/09/13 12:42 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: catman529]
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I watched it on my android phone good job catman thanks for sharing your season with us. Look forward to meeting you at the VOUS.
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#3115600 - 01/09/13 12:44 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: WGK]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: WGK
I watched it on my android phone good job catman thanks for sharing your season with us. Look forward to meeting you at the VOUS.
Thanks and looking forward to meeting you as well.
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#3115749 - 01/09/13 07:10 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: catman529]
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Heck yeah great video of a great season. Congratulations and keep those videos coming.
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#3115769 - 01/09/13 07:39 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Lost Lake]
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cool video and on wma great hunter to
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#3115895 - 01/09/13 09:19 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Lost Lake]
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Congrats on a great season. Time to fish now.
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#3115896 - 01/09/13 09:22 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Dbllunger]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
Congrats on a great season. Time to fish now.
I've been thinking about those rockfish...
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#3116031 - 01/09/13 10:36 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: catman529]
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Great season, look forward to next years posts. As others have said, WMA kills are tough. You have proven yourself and some on here that try and lesson you should be taking notes instead! As your hunting skills mature it will only get better. Thats my opinion anyways. Congrats.
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#3116303 - 01/09/13 01:34 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Lost Lake]
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Congrats Catman!
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#3116332 - 01/09/13 02:01 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: PinchPoint]
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Congrats on a great season. Thanks for sharing!
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#3117580 - 01/10/13 10:51 AM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Hunt72]
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Great job cat
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#3118483 - 01/10/13 09:03 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Lost Lake]
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Congrats Cat, you are quite the hunter. I see a bright future ahead of you in the woods. I wish i was half the hunter you are when I was your age. Great job on the video!
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#3118501 - 01/10/13 09:11 PM Re: My 2012-13 Deer Season in Review (with video) [Re: Food Plot 101]
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Nice season catman!!! look forward to see your results from next season!
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