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  1. In the booklet it says to bring your own cased shotgun and they will provide ammo if I recall correctly Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  2. I filled out all of the sections in the workbook labeled "firearms students" which covers shotgun, modern rifle, air gun and muzzleloader. I brought a current valid hunting license which proves I had previously passed the old "shotgun" course. I took the multiple choice section of the test for firearm hunters and after I got the card that says I successfully completed the firearms hunter education course I was told that I could stick around and go for the field walk and live fire portions or that I could just go because I did that already and it only covers shotgun anyway. This was all done at the north region office near Clinton WMA 2 years ago Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  3. I got my shotgun license about 25 years ago and didn't get a muzzleloader until 2 years ago. Since they are now combined, I only had to take the written portion of the test and skipped the field walk and shooting proficiency portions of the firearms test. Now I am certified for rifle and shotgun under the new guidelines. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  4. It's my first year having access to private land to hunt. Do you guys leave feeders and lifelines, etc., out after the season ends or do you take them down and put them back up in a few months? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  5. Try going on cloudy days after a rain. Shed antlers stand out a bit more that way. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  6. I never did either, until I did Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  7. UPDATE- I went to the range and shot the crossbow with the Spitfire practice head and it was right on. I switched to the NAP Spitfire broadheads I was hunting with and a few of the shots were off by as much as 8 inches or more from the POA. I think one or more of the three blades was opening prematurely and causing erratic flight. I saw one of the arrows corkscrew on it's way to the target. I did a bit of internet research and it seems that the raised bump in the thin metal shim next to the blade becomes flattened slightly when the blades are deployed or if you swing the blades out to check if they are bent. If the broadheads are new out of the box you won't have any issues with early blade opening, but if you swing the blade out more than about 5 times the shim loses some tension and the blades can open prematurely. The solution is either to get replacement shims from NAP and rebuild the head or to band the blades closed with 3/16" or 1/4" diameter elastic dental bands like they use for kids braces. (dental floss or thread also works from what I've read) I ordered a pack of 3/16 bands off Amazon that should solve my accuracy woes and hopefully won't have to deal with hungry coyotes again any time soon Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  8. There's a large patch of frozen runoff under the snow in front of the feeder. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  9. I was sighting in with a spitfire practice head. They fly way different than field points, but very close to the actual broadhead. At least they did with the other arrows I was shooting. Now I have to go and shoot a few broadheads and double check. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  10. I guess it's possible, but it was coming in quartering towards me and I waited forever till I got what I thought was a broadside shot. I could be wrong Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  11. Yeah, spitfire maxx 1-3/4 cut 3 blade Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  12. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how it went wrong. I switched to stiffer spine arrows and sighted it in a few weeks ago. It was zeroed at 30 yards and was right on. I'm going to head back to the range and check to see if the scope was bumped or something Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. I took a 30 yard broadside shot with the crossbow at a doe last night at about 5:40pm. The shot felt good and the deer ran about 50 yards and fell over. I could barely see with the binos, but I noticed that it was laying down, but had its head up. I waited about 20 minutes and got out of the ground blind and walked back to my truck nearby to drop off my pack and to give it some more time. I nocked another arrow and got ready to take another shot if needed. When I got back, I shined my light to the spot where it was laying and saw that it was no longer there. I could see the silhouette of a deer walking slowly away across the property and onto the neighbor's piece. I went to the spot where it was laying and found pretty good blood with some foam in it, so I figured I got lungs. It was broadside and a complete passthrough so I figured it got both lungs and would be dead pretty quick. I followed the bloodtrail for about 80 yards and and decided to back out and come back in the morning so I didn't push it too far. I came back this morning and picked up the bloodtrail where I left off. I followed it for what turned out to be another 190 yards. When I was getting near the end of the trail I saw 3 turkey vultures so I knew I was getting close. Unfortunately, the vultures and more than likely a coyote or 2 found it before I did. The shot ended up about 3 inches farther back than where I had aimed, and after it hit the rib on entry it deflected and came out even farther back on the opposite side, hitting guts. Must must have only caught the back of one lung , liver and guts. Definitely not the way I thought this story was going to end Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  14. Whitetail Habitat Solutions on YouTube is pretty good. Lots of good info on deer behavior and how to set up properties to hold and hunt deer Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  15. Looks like he skipped leg day at the gym Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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