TeenageHunters 2014-2015 Journal

Discussion in 'Iowa Whitetail Conference' started by TeenageHunter, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    First off I'd like to let you guys know hunting and shed hunting doesn't consume my life...entirely. My 200 Free Relay is currently ranked 4th in the State for this weekend at Marshalltown. This weekend I swam High School Districts and got personal bests in all of my events besides my 50 Freestyle (Missed going to state in the 100 Freestyle just but a touch). Not only that but today I swam at Waukee YMCA for Sectionals and got personal bests in all my events. This will be my 8th year going to YMCA state and 2nd year going to High School State. I've also been a State Cross Country runner 2 years in a row and will hopefully make it in Track this year in the 1,600. Not to mention FFA, 4-H, Summer Swim, Club Swim, ect. I keep pretty busy.

    Mostly due to swimming I've had to drop things I like doing IE Shed hunting and taking pictures. But I've managed to take one ATL this year :D It's at least a start. One of my main reasons for making this Journal is because I probably should quit flooding the main forum with threads and compile them into one big one.

    So here's my outlook on the 2014 Season...

    With the loss of one of the good farms I've been hunting this season will be different than most. I'm still going to try to shoot mature whitetails like 2013. But, I'm not going to take any does. Here's some up and comers I hope to see throughout the season...

    This guy I know is still alive and I passed him up during bow season at 20 yards on the other side of the CRP.
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    Now here's one I haven't got trail camera pictures of but I sure hope he's still kickin'!
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    Honestly Turkey season looks promising...
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    This will hopefully be a food plot this year!
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    This guy was still holding as of 2.6.14! I'm glad he made it through the season.
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    My other goal is to either trap or shoot a bobcat next season, I've got enough pictures of them!
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    Here's a few on the 700 acre property I'm managing and I'm itching to get out and look for sheds on this place!
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    Maybe you can tell why?!
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    I'll be posting more photos soon, I'll be sure to get that one ATL and pictures of the other sheds I've found asap! :)
     
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  3. DannyBoy

    DannyBoy Active Member

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    Good stuff, TH. Good luck with the swimming, too. I remember it taking all my time back in the day but it was always worth it once we got to Iowa City, where the state meet used to be held. I hunted and fished my tail off after high school and coached my former team for a few years but always regretted turning down opportunities to compete at the next level. Keep hard at it so you dont end up with regrets like me!
     
  4. DE2IA

    DE2IA Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Looks like you will have some nice bucks next year.
     
  5. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    I picked it up before I snapped a picture. Nice 4pt (would have been 5pt) side my friend found the match two days before and there was blood on the base.
     
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    Cool pics...sounds like a good majority of antlers are just starting to drop from what I've been reading.
     
  7. muddy

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    Keep at it Beeb.
     
  8. BJohnson

    BJohnson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the journal TH. Plenty of time for hunting in your future but the opportunity for competitive sports is usually a short one for most people so hit it hard while you have the chances - best of luck to you.
     
  9. CurtisWalker

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    Keep at it and if you want to continue into college do it even if it's not the college you want... I was offered scholarships for both football and soccer but said no because I was more interested in getting into a school with the best program for my major.. now I regret it and I can't change it.
     
  10. LYON

    LYON PMA Member

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    Good stuff! That's a tough one to spot in that grass.
     
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    very cool bud! looks like you should a couple toads to chase next fall
     
  12. Daver

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    Good stuff TH, some nice ones there!!

    I will give you a little friendly, unsolicited advice too...your food plot to be shows some stumps about 8"-12" tall. I would cut those off flush to the ground before someone "finds" one of them later with a mower, ATV, truck, etc.

    Don't ask me how I know! :D
     
  13. IowaWhitetailMadness

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    Good Stuff! Hope you catch up with some sheds
     
  14. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    Today was a good day! Non-shed hunting related. I got my first medal from state and watched my good friend break the state record in the 100 Fly! Our 200 Free Relay ended up 5th. Swam a :22.21 Split in my 50 Free (Our coach got it) the time system messed up at State for our relay.

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  15. DannyBoy

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    Nice work pal. Low 22s is pretty quick. I didnt think that fly record would ever get beat so congrats to your friend as well.
     
  16. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    With a :47.84 he would have placed 7th in the 100 Free! Haha, he beat Andrew's record by almost a full second!
     
  17. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    Found a shed in the pond will update more soon.

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  18. Central Iowa

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    You sure that's a shed and not a dead? Cool find if it's a shed. You get it out?
     
  19. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    It's a nice 8pt! Bummer!

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  20. NWBuck

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    Yep...that sucks big time. EHD victim most likely??? On the bright side (if there is one), most of the work for a decent euro mount is done for you. Thanks for the updates TH.

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  21. TeenageHunter

    TeenageHunter McNorrisBieber Staff Member

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    No, he's only been dead for a few weeks. There's no way he's been dead since summer.
     

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