In the Wilds of Pennsylvania

Hoji

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May 28, 2008
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I am currently in Milan,Pa waiting for the opening day of buck season{Monday} It looks like we will be getting more snow{a very good thing} and in my scouting I have seen VERY promising sign of some really big bucks{well over 200 lbs on the hoof}

Wish me luck amigos.Man it is cold here.
 

Hoji

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May 28, 2008
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Day 1- saw a bunch of does{ huge does} but nothing legal to shoot{ bucks only, and at least 3 points on one antler} The woods were full of hunters all around and I heard at least two shots hit the woods about 100-200 yards south of me, so I know at least two legal bucks did not get shot this morning. I will try again this afternoon.
 

Hoji

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May 28, 2008
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Mustang Ridge
Well I struck out. No big deal really. I saw dozens of deer but none I could legally shoot thisweek. Next year I will plan my vacation to fall on the last two days of buck season and the first couple of days of doe season.

Off to get a nap before driving back to Texas.
 

40Arpent

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Thanks for the report, Hoji, and sorry to hear you got skunked. Were you hunting from a stand, or on the ground? If the latter, those wood-cracking shots would have scared me the hell out of there!!!

Hope you have a safe trip back.
 

Hoji

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May 28, 2008
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Oh I was on the ground and it is somewhat disturbing to hear that sound, but I was hunting about halfway up a ridge so Iwas fairly safe{ unles some yahoo shot upslope}

You have to wear blaze orange here and I see why now. I went the state minimum requirement{one dollar plastic vest at WalMart} but next year when I return I will be in a Blaze orange camo parka.


Oh and I saw a group of legal bucks on my drive to the store for red bull for my return drive all in the area where I was hunting. Oh well there is always next year and I still have 3 tags left on my Texas license

Oh, the does up here are on average about 25% bigger than most of the bucks in texas and the bucks here are just huge.
 

Hoji

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May 28, 2008
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Mustang Ridge
Well I am back. Left Pa at about 1:30 am Wednesday morning,{saw half a dozen legal bucks on the drive out of the property} got a hotel about 50 miles of Nashville Wednesday afternoon, slept till 1:00 am today and finished the trip at my doorstep at 3:30 this afternoon.

Texas 130 is expensive but I was able to get from Walberg{exit 265 on IH 35} to Mustang Ridge in 34 minutes. Worth the 12 bucks to avoid Austin rush hour.
 
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