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Offline cheryl1

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Best Opening Day EVER!
« on: November 13, 2011, 01:06:50 PM »
Shotgun season for deer opened in Indiana yesterday. I don't usually get to hunt that day due to work, but I had it off this year. I hunted all morning with my hubby and his friends. Guess who got the deer? ME!!!!!! Even better, while I was walking back to my gear to get my field dressing gloves, my husband started dressing my doe and his friends jumped right in on my button buck. I checked them in myself (always a rewarding experience-the guys always gush over a chick coming in with her own deer), and my dad helped skin them out. We hunted some more in the afternoon, but no more luck. I ended my day at a combination after hunting party/baby shower (yeah, that was different) and had a great time there too. Come monday morning I'll put up some burger and roasts and then hit the woods again in the afternoon. LOVE this time of year! :clap:

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 01:40:30 PM »
Congratulations! ISTM that I remember the hunters saying the deer were very yummy in Indiana -- cornfed...

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 01:45:35 PM »
Very corn-fed! Shot mine coming out of a cornfield.  8)

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 06:44:54 PM »
When we lived up there (Kokomo), I worked with several avid hunters. One of the guys brought in some venison chili... very good.

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 07:18:15 PM »
Congrats!!  Nothing like venison backstrap.

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 08:41:18 PM »
Pic?

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 10:12:46 AM »
Congrats, can't wait till Saturday (opening day here).....

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 10:14:10 AM »
Pic?

^THIS!!!! We need a pic!  (And cross your fingers for me as I leave tomorrow for Elk hunting!)

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2011, 11:04:33 AM »
Good luck TBM!

Congrats Cheryl.  I got my doe opening day this year, too.  Nothing like having your animal back at the truck in time for breakfast opening day. :D

Just had my first steak off her on Thursday night.  Sooo yummy I couldn't bring myself to save a bite for the wife. :-[  Maybe next time I'll cook one up for her, too. ;)

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011, 11:42:04 AM »
congrats , i gotta wait 5 more days. i hope i have a opening day like you. nothing like fresh back straps  after a successful hunt.. ;D

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 08:47:13 PM »
It took me four hours, but both of my deer are in the freezer. I'll try to figure out the pic thing, I haven't posted any pics on the forum yet.

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Re: Best Opening Day EVER!
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 05:51:42 PM »
Congrats on a awesome season. I can not wait until I can get back into hunting the deer. After 6 years and being in the city it is taking a while.