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How Prepared Are You For Archery Season

7/31/20 @ 1:54 PM
Tree stand whacker
Tree stand whacker
User since 1/4/13

To be honest I'm feeling like a 6/10. I'm late on all of my normal work. I still have several stands to hand and multiple stands to trim out and check to make sure they are still safe. I know a lot of people are public hunters, I hunt a lot of public as well. But here is a little video on some of the work I do on my small piece of private ground in Wisconsin! 

8/3/20 @ 3:13 PM
User since 12/20/12

I would run in the other direction from any outfitter with expectations that their hunters execute 80 yd shots. But...thats just me

8/3/20 @ 2:02 PM
User since 6/9/02

Good luck FD!! Comfortable to 80 yards for elk? Make sure it's perfect conditions.

Not much for our couple plot areas this year, just leaving some select corn/bean strips unharvested. Shot the bow a few times and feeling good. Adding a few cameras this week and final stand tweaks/trimming lanes. Sure does feel great outside today...just finished a few rounds with the bow in the backyard.

8/3/20 @ 12:49 PM
User since 10/10/17

Have all of the plots sprayed, planting the fall / kill plots next weekend, 3 acres of corn is looking great. Been preparing for an Archery elk hunt Sept 15-19 so pretty jacked about that.. very excited for what that has brought to my whitetail shooting - i never considered myself a perfectionist with the bow, but good enough to be dangerous. I haven't shot within 60 yards in the last 2 months (the guides told us to expect to shoot out to 80 comfortably) so i've been working to be confident there.. shot at the usual 25 last night for the first time and the target looked like a beach ball.. so that was pretty cool. Stands are all set, just have to stay consistent and wait for opener. This weather sure makes the excitement grow even more. 

8/3/20 @ 10:09 AM
Bowhunting Guy
User since 5/22/18

Food plots are done, clothes are washed and ready, and this weekend will be doing some treestand work. Have yet to shoot my bow which will be the focus now. Feeling pretty good overall. 

8/3/20 @ 9:08 AM
User since 12/19/10
My food plots are done, mowed the clover last week. Put up a new ground blind for the wife to replace the one that was on its last legs. Still have to put up/move a tree stand or two and put up another ground blind. Then I have two more food plots to finish for family members. I ploughed them and spread lime a couple months ago now I need to fertilize, disc, spread seed and roll. Haven’t touched the bow yet other than bringing it up outta the basement. I’ll start shooting soon. 

8/3/20 @ 7:27 AM
User since 7/19/04

Spent some time yesterday sighting in my bow from actual tree stand height (which I highly recommend if you don't currently do this).

Sprayed round-up on food plot a few days ago. Rough tilling on Tues/Wed. 

8/1/20 @ 2:48 PM
User since 1/7/02

Don’t know why the photo in my prior post is sideways. It is correct in my photo files. But hey that’s how Lake Link works. 

8/1/20 @ 2:44 PM
User since 1/7/02

Got a little more prepared today. 

8/1/20 @ 1:56 PM
User since 4/5/09

Gear-wise I’m fairly prepared, may throw a new site on the bow and get a new rain suit. 

Fitness level fairly good, been running 12-15 miles a week. Shooting-wise, not at all- need to get in gear there.

Climber is set per usual, got a few mods done on the Lone Wolf hang on over the winter to quiet things down as much as I care to. Generally in-seasonscout/hang and hunt throughout the season, so no need to hang anything yet.

Time to shoot, other than that everything else is pretty much ready to go.

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