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Joel
12-18-2013, 02:07 PM
I've been lurking around this forum for a couple weeks now but have only posted once since I signed up so I thought I'd take a minute to introduce myself. I've got plenty of time at the moment since I just got settled in a ground blind and I'm not expecting much for the next couple hours.

I'm a gun owner, family guy with 2 kids, NRA instructor, small business owner and a hunter when it's too cold to take the boat fishing. I've lived in centerburg for about 5 years now and am pretty involved with the local conservation club. When I'm not working or helping the wife chase our kids around I like to be outside, usually with a gun or fishing pole but today it's a crossbow.

I've been hunting small game since I was a little kid but just started deer hunting for the last 5 years or so. More of a meat hunter than anything, but reading posts and stories on here has gotten me a little interested in trying to pattern and kill a big buck.

Anyway seems like lots of good knowledgable people on here so I look forward to joining in the fun.

Diane
12-18-2013, 02:22 PM
Welcome!

Boarhead
12-18-2013, 02:43 PM
Welcome.Lots of good people on here with a lot of years of knowledge.

RedCloud
12-18-2013, 03:02 PM
Welcome to TOO.

brock ratcliff
12-18-2013, 03:59 PM
Welcome!

Beentown
12-18-2013, 04:04 PM
Welcome and feel free to jump in.

Hoytmania
12-18-2013, 04:22 PM
Hello and welcome

"J"
12-18-2013, 04:23 PM
Welcome too the madness join right in....

Big_Holla
12-18-2013, 04:51 PM
Great to have you join in on the fun!!

hickslawns
12-18-2013, 05:12 PM
Glad to see the introduction. Make yourself at home.

In regards to patterning a big buck. . . .good luck. There is a wealth of knowledge on here, but in my opinion the best any of us can do is narrow down the tendencies of a big buck. They are as unpredictable as the weather. lmao

Archertl
12-18-2013, 05:37 PM
good luck in the late season.

Full bore
12-18-2013, 06:36 PM
Glad to have ya! Welcome and good luck the rest of the season.

xbowguy
12-18-2013, 06:45 PM
Welcome! Great Bunch of People 'Round Here!

Joel
12-18-2013, 09:59 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone! At this point in the season I'd like to have one good sized deer for the freezer and that's good enough for me. I got one small doe on opening day of gun season, which is nice but that won't last the whole year.18578 Here's a picture I just pulled off my camera. This gives me a little hope for a big buck this year, but I enjoy just being outside honestly.

DXT
12-18-2013, 10:23 PM
Welcome aboard and that's a cool pic!

Outdoorsfellar
12-19-2013, 12:16 AM
Welcome !

huntn2
12-19-2013, 01:17 AM
Welcome to TOO

bowhunter1023
12-19-2013, 08:53 AM
Welcome to the site! Good luck with those big boys. They have a knack for ruining our best laid plans!

Joel
12-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Welcome to the site! Good luck with those big boys. They have a knack for ruining our best laid plans!

Thanks, I'm gonna need luck on this venture! Here's the one I really want.

finelyshedded
12-20-2013, 02:54 AM
Great intro Joel! Welcome to TOO! Jump in anytime and good luck the remainder of the season.