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Bass Whacker

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  1. Number 2 for the year and well over a mile to get back to the truck! Hoping to match this one still.
  2. Not a monster, but I'm on the board for the year!
  3. That is a very interesting page! Thanks for the link.
  4. I am looking for a new pack to haul minerals/trail cameras around in the hills of SE Minnesota in the preseason. It will also be used for weight training(2-3 hikes a week with a sand bag or a few rocks in the pack). Lastly I would like to be able to strap my stand to the pack come September. I carry my stand in and out nearly every sit... my back did not appreciate that last year, so I would like to move the weight to my hips! As I am exploring further away from the parking areas my old backpack and standard treestand carry straps just aren't cutting it. I'm intrigued by the Horn Hunter main beam pack which they even advertise as being able to carry the stand, which I have never seen before. It also looks like it compresses down pretty small when you don't need all of the space. I am curious if anyone has ever tried these packs? I haven't found much info on them online. I'm sure many other packs could do everything listed above, so any recommendations would be appreciated. I would like to stay in the $200 dollar range if possible. I have a hard time justifying the $500+ price tag on the high end packs like Kifaru and Mystery Ranch having never got to try one personally. Thanks in advance.
  5. Well I decided to sit one more day to try and at least shoot a doe. Just my luck the little six that we've been seeing pushing does all over just pushed 4 off the clover. Had the bow in hand and everything. Hopefully 3 hours is enough time for another one to work it's way in. Good luck to everyone else trying to make the last hours count!
  6. Well this may be my last "view from the stand". It was a slow morning with only one doe seen on the way out.
  7. Well I'm switching it up for the last few days. I moved to a new area I've never been to before. It was a heck of a hike but I really like the spot. South facing slope behind me, and picked corn and beans just out past the crp!
  8. So I've been in the stand the last few nights, and there has been a little 6point pushing does. My parents have also been seeing him all throughout the day, head down, like he's searching for does. He's acting like it's the heat of the rut. I'm still fairly new to deer hunting, especially the late season, is this normal? It seems odd that he is the only one. All of the other bucks on camera are grouped back up and completely nocturnal. On a side note we also have a young buck that dropped it's antlers already. This is the earliest I have seen that.
  9. Well I took last weekend off to sit on the ice, but it's crunch time now. Only a week and a half left.
  10. My brother has the quiver and likes it, but he still feels he needs bungee cords to keep the sticks from popping loose. As a cheaper option I ended up tying loops of rope onto the platform of my Assault. They slip right over the same "round thing" as the straps, and then I throw a bungee around the sticks to lock them down. Its fast and secure, and I can easily carry up to 6 sticks if needed. It also keeps everything tight to the platform which seems to make walking through the woods a little easier, and leaves room for all the other junk I strap to the stand like extra clothes, saw, and bow hanger.
  11. Hoping to catch a buck cruising for one last doe tonight. This should be interesting considering I'm in orange, the wind is swirling, and unless the deer are out on the crp my longest clear shot will be no more than 15 yards... hoping for a dumb one!
  12. I had a decent 8 push a doe past me tonight about 4. I tried grunting him away from the doe, but all I did was bring in a gun hunter to about 60 yards away before he noticed me. A little scary considering I was sitting on the edge of the CRP he was walking through with my orange on and waiving my hat at him trying to get his attention. When he finally noticed me he said "wow I didn't see you up there". Most of the scrapes had fresh tracks in them as well. They certainly aren't working things as hard as they were, but it's not over yet.
  13. Well here's one more because the all day sit has been pretty boring. Had to move the stand about 40 yards yesterday to try and cut the 8 pointer off on what's become his usual route over the last week. Between me and my dad we've seen him everyday this week... we're getting closer!
  14. Well with the lead stingers out in the woods I've had to resort to hunting my parents 4 acres in the middle of a residential area. Hopefully the big 8 comes by again tonight at a little slower pace!
  15. Well last night the woods were alive. Deer chasing and fighting all around me. Should have had a nice 10 down that I grunted away from a doe, but another doe snuck up in the crp and busted me just as I was about to release the arrow. Had another monster come in right at the end of shooting light. This morning was another story. Saw one doe and then while moving my stand a little closer to where both nice deer came out last night I managed to cut my thumb real bad. Quick trip to the doctors and 9 stitches later I'm back in the tree. Let's hope I can get my bow pulled back when the time comes!