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#3778005 - Yesterday at 04:53 PM No success on opening day. Again!
dsa5455
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I went Saturday morning for the archery opener. It is the first time I have been able to go the first Saturday in 3-4 years. I saw one deer but was not comfortable making the shot. I got to thinking, in all my years of hunting the archery opener I have never harvested a deer on opening morning. That kill may be two or three weeks into that segment or perhaps not at all but never on that excitement filled morning. I was curious how many of you find success opening day on a regular basis?
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#3778041 - Yesterday at 05:23 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: dsa5455]
Mike Belt
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I've been bow hunting a bunch of years now and don't ever remember killing one opening day. This year was no different.
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#3778045 - Yesterday at 05:26 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: Mike Belt]
THEdonkey0515
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I've killed one on opening day before. Not this year!
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#3778056 - Yesterday at 05:34 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: THEdonkey0515]
in the dog house!
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I guess Im lucky \:\) Well this year I took a kid on his first hunt and he got a 6 point so I technically didn't shoot one this year, but have the last 3 out of 4.
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#3778091 - Yesterday at 06:10 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: in the dog house!]
cecil30-30
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I'm the past 4 seasons I have killed on 2 opening morning. Including taking a doe in the morn and a buck that same eve. I've been lucky.
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#3778143 - Yesterday at 06:49 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: in the dog house!]
dsa5455
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 Originally Posted By: in the dog house!
I guess Im lucky \:\) Well this year I took a kid on his first hunt and he got a 6 point so I technically didn't shoot one this year, but have the last 3 out of 4.


Yep even better. I'd say that counts!

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#3778352 - Yesterday at 08:47 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: dsa5455]
huntncoach
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Registered: 06/15/07
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I hunted three years before killing my first deer - another four before getting my first bow kill. Patience and trust in your skills and insticts are my words of wisdom for what it's worth
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#3778422 - Yesterday at 09:11 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: huntncoach]
Bone Collector
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Registered: 09/09/09
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Beats what I did. Went Saturday and Sunday and saw 0...

At least you saw one.

I guess to answer your question I hunted for years and started seriously bow hunting in 2003. it took me 5 years (I missed a couple of times) before i got my first bow kill. I killed my first opening day deer in 2011. got one in 2012 too. Last year it was the 2nd day of season. You can read above what happened this year. I still had a good time. Beats working that's for sure.


Edited by Bone Collector (Yesterday at 09:14 PM)
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#3778439 - Yesterday at 09:20 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: Bone Collector]
TN Larry
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I have never killed one on opening weekend. I had an opportunity last year but passed waiting on a buck that I was hunting. I have killed a quite a few the second weekend though.
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#3778466 - Yesterday at 09:31 PM Re: No success on opening day. Again! [Re: TN Larry]
Recoil
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I feel your pain!
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