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  1. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    I got up at 330 and in my stand at 5 and still bumped a deer on the way to the tree. Sat there in the dark just knowing I’d see good movement. Only saw one button buck and a doe. Sat out till 1:30 in case midday movement was better then headed to the hayride. I got chilly around 8 and mainly because I was so excited about the cool weather that I left my jacket in the dang truck. Supposed to be a lot of rain tomorrow and I’m still at the cookout so I may not get out in the morning.
  2. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    I have an annual family hayride/bonfire Saturday afternoon but I’m hunting before I head up there. I’m excited about both of my plans on Saturday and being cooler makes both more enjoyable
  3. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    I didn’t hunt Saturday afternoon or any at all inn Sunday. I figured if I wasn’t seeing anything I’d give the place a rest from me smelling it up with sweat. This cold front coming in tonight is sure making me wish I was off tomorrow and Friday!
  4. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    I’ve never had a deer spook from the smell. I’d say if it was close enough that it smelled the Thermacell then it could smell you anyway. They make Earth scents as well but I’ve used regular for years and never had issues. But it is night and day difference as far as keeping mosquitoes off versus sprays. Within five minutes of turning it on they’re gone. I keep an extra fuel refill and extra pads in my backpack. I wanted to add that I thought the same thing for years when I first heard about Thermacell. But swatting mosquitoes scares more deer than the smell of the repellent. I wish I’d done it a long time ago. I only started using them when I began bow hunting. I used to only rifle hunt and didn’t have much trouble with mosquitoes at that time of year unless I hunted close to water on a warmer day.
  5. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    Yeah it wasn’t bad until about 8:30 and it started heating up pretty quick. Yep, mosquitoes started attacking early so I turned on the Thermacell and had relief in five minutes. When I turned it off and climbed down at 10, they were tearing me up again while I packed up my stand and sticks! Vicious lil suckers! I’m excited about this coming weekend too, maybe the movement will pick up. Been pretty light for me this past week.
  6. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    A good cold front should fix that for ya! I know I’ll sure be excited for one.
  7. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    You ain’t kidding!! I still didn’t see anything, left at 11:30. Checked my cameras on the way out and found a new rub line! So I’m gonna set up my Lone Wolf stand close to it in the morning and hope for the best.
  8. rugerla1

    The Mule (New Clint Eastwood Movie)

    Thanks for posting this, first I’d heard of it. Looks good, been an Eastwood fan since I was a little kid.
  9. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    Sitting in a tree this morning, not too hot but a tad muggy and thanking the inventor of the Thermacell right now!! No movement yet but hopeful.
  10. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    Just got back home, it got pretty warm after 11am! I saw one of the does that had twins this year and both her youngings were rolling through the woods with her like they owned the place lol. Nothing else but some squirrels but good morning to be out.
  11. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    It was a little warm this afternoon but it was a beautiful day! Got a little hotter than I wanted to hanging my new Lone Wolf stand and sticks. Trying to do it as quietly as I could. The more I use it the easier it will be. Definitely love it so far! Headed back in the morning and hope the big 8 that was on camera this morning comes back out.
  12. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    Just got word I’ll be working tomorrow for half day. Sucks but hey, it is what it is. Definitely heading out as soon as I get off though. Gonna be awesome weather! Good luck to y’all going in the morning. I’ve watched deer moving all morning in Smyrna and Murfreesboro. They like this cool air and now that the rain has paused they’re moving good.
  13. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    Y’all it was killing me being at work this evening. The rain let up and temps dropped. I felt like a caged animal staring out of the building haha!
  14. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    Yeah I’m still crossing my fingers that we may not have to work. Even if we do I’ll head out after and enjoy the cooler weather
  15. rugerla1

    Archery Season

    Well here’s a recap of my opening weekend of archery season: SaturdyMorning: Worked 4:30am till noon. Saw deer in almost every field I passed on the way in and it was pretty much gut wrenching lol. Saturday Afternoon: Watching the radar when I got home we had bad thunderstorms rolling about the time I would have been leaving after a scent removal shower. And sure enough when I got out of the shower and BOOM! Here it came. I’ll hunt in heavy or light rain, but lightening is a different ball game. So a sulked and stayed home hoping that’s Sunday mornings forecast was wrong. Sunday Morning: I woke up and showered after seeing the forecast was in fact still the same as it was Saturday night. 80 and 90% chance of rain with chances for thunderstorms. I decided I’d still go even if I ended up sitting in my truck. I grabbed my rain gear and a tree umbrella and it was a good dang thing I did. It was raining when I got there and was steady up till about 8:30ish and the bottom fell out. I just sat in the stand literally laughing because I didn’t care, I was hunting! Sunday Afternoon: I had to take my wife and daughter to TPAC for a performance they had purchased tickets for. While they were in there (3 1/2 hours) I drove around watching fields on outskirts of Nashville seeing deer eating. I couldn’t hunt them but at least was able to watch. This weekend is looking awesome so far! Except that I have to work Saturday till noon again. I sure want to be in a stand Saturday morning but I’ll be out right after. Sunday morning looks to be the same so I’ll be up in a tree all day with no honey-do-list. Any of y’all do any good?

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