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    Default 2023 Deer camp report.

    The 2023 deer rifle season has more or less come and gone for our camp. Personally i was at camp for 4 days from Monday to Thursday. I actually did not hunt that much as i was focused on repairing damage to the camp after a break-in late October. Spent a large chunk of my time re-building our solar/wind power system from scratch for the most part. Installed 400 watts of solar panel, reconnected the 400 watt windmill, reconnected the charge controller and installed 300 amp-hours of solar deep cycle battery. Also wired up a 2000 watt pure sine inverter for the non 12 volt loads. Also installed new door hardware. Was not overly bothered as i already filled a tag last week with the crossbow and am perfectly happy to sit on my remaining tag as an excuse to get out of the house when i feel like it (which as i get older seems to be more frequent - LOL).

    I did manage to get out Tuesday morning and evening. Wednesday morning got out but passed on the pm with the freezing rain. Thursday morning the alarm went and i went out to relieve myself and it was +1 and pouring rain so said fook that and went back to bed. Got out Thursday pm as well. Only deer i saw for the week was a beauty 8 pt Thursday morning at 11:30 am on a trip to the outhouse. He was 5 yards behind the crapper and we saw each other at about the same time. Needless to say he bolted. Note to self - in the future bring my rifle and approach all outhouse pitstops in stealth mode during shooting light.

    My BIL and nephew both filled tags with a spike on Wednesday morning and a doe on Thursday morning:





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    Last edited by Species8472; November 11th, 2023 at 01:14 AM.
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    to bad about the damage, but good for you guys getting some deer and seeing some. I learned that lesson many years ago to never leave the gun behind in legal hours.

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    Thanks for the report and the photos. Hopefully, next year, the chores will be out of the way and you can get out in the woods more. Take care.
    A true sportsman counts his achievements in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport. - S. Pope

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    Still better than going to work, keep at it

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    My question is: Did you still need to use the poop shack after you saw the nice buck beside it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenelon View Post
    My question is: Did you still need to use the poop shack after you saw the nice buck beside it?
    I am getting old but not that old - i can still clench.
    The wilderness is not a stadium where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, it is the cathedral where I worship.

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    Great report Joe and glad you can still clench.....
    Guns have two enemies................rust and government

    OFAH and CCFR member

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