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WE’RE BACK!!!

After 2 moves and the birth of a child…we are back!  Life got in the way of Okie Boys Outdoors but we are proud to announce that we will be blogging again soon!

God bless and keep your eyes peeled for new blogs!

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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Oklahoma Hunting

 

Okie Boys Outdoors’ Chris Carlisle Double Bearded Gobbler

Okie Boys Outdoors’ Chris Carlisle kills a double bearded Oklahoma gobbler at 15 yards!

 

 

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Washita County Long Beard

Watch Okie Boys Outdoors’ Aaron Myers blast a great Oklahoma Tom!

 

Okie Boys Outdoors’ Chris Carlisle Downs An Interesting Buck

After months of heart-breaking misses and encounters with archery equipment…I FINALLY STRUCK PAY DIRT on this very unique buck with my rifle!  He is a main framed 8 point with a brow tine broken off.  His coloring is very different!  We have several trail camera pics of this deer; and there is a really cool story behind this deer that you will have to wait to know on our upcoming season on Okie Boys Outdoors TV.

I hope all you Okie Boys and Girls out there are piling them up so high they’re falling out of the bed of your truck!

-Okie Boy Chris Carlisle

Notice the spots on his side

 

Bucks We’re Chasing!!!

Hey all you Okie Boys and Gals out there!  We are sorry we haven’t done any new blogs lately but we’ve been hittin’ the woods hard!  Here are some pics of a few bucks we are after!  Thought you might want to see what we’ve been after…  -Okie Boy Chris

Captain Jack


Goliath

unLucky

Senior in Velvet

Senior our of Velvet

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Oklahoma Hunting

 

Misses, Misses, Misses! Yes, I Mean Misses!

Misses, Misses, Misses!  Yes, I Mean Misses!  I have been missing deer like crazy!  I really do hope I am the only one out there in Okie Boys Outdoors Land that has been doing that!  First, I shot over the back of a doe at 25 yards, then I missed my shot at a 140″ 10 point buck named Lucky, that I waited 3 hours in the cold rain on, and then I put a bad shot on a slick head 2 nights ago!

Here is my self-subscribed remedy…practice in the back yard and then keep taking my shot opportunities that God blesses me with!  I WILL SURVIVE!!!

OH, AND I AM HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE IN THE DEER STAND!!!!!  It is an honor and privilege to hunt this great state of Oklahoma!

-Chris

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Oklahoma Hunting

 

Always Learning

While I am a seasoned duck, turkey and rifle (whitetail) hunter, I am relatively new to the bow hunting (whitetail) scene.  In fact this is truly my first year to actually have a place where I am concentrating my entire energy on establishing good bow stands and food plots.  Season began last Saturday morning and I have already spent more time in a tree than I have in the past 5 years combined rifle hunting.  So I thought it would be fitting to give you a few tidbits of things I have already learned in my first full week of bow hunting that I never worried about as much while rifle hunting.

As I carefully surveyed the acreage, I am blessed to hunt, there were certain key factors I knew would be important to bow hunting.  For example, I didn’t want to set up anywhere near the area where the deer might bed; this is essential! You want your deer to feel at home on your property and if you move into their bedroom, you have invaded the most private of spaces for them, therefore it was detrimentally important for me to identify the areas where the deer feel most safe and to stay away from them.  This also means I should not pick a location to hunt where I would travel through their bedroom.  Another piece of important information I was looking for was food source; were their acorns, planted vegetation, even other hunters food sources within close proximity of my property (I didn’t have to trespass to find this out, I simply walked the borders of my property).  A good rule of thumb is to find these two areas and then determine the “hall-way” being traveled between the two.  Think of it as the deer’s home.  They get out of bed and head to the kitchen down the hall way for breakfast.  Of course all of these things change over the course of the season with the rut and moon phases, but you get the general idea.  Looking for these clues will help you to place your stand in the right area for your best shot at that shooter buck.  So, with all this in mind, the first lesson I learned opening week of Oklahoma Bow Season, is that tree choice is vital to seeing the deer you are hunting!  You can find out more about choosing the right tree for a stand in this article by Okie Boys Outdoors Co-Owner Chris Carlisle: Early Season Deer Hunting Success Tip #2.

The second important lesson I have already learned in my first week of real bow hunting, is that shooting from a tree stand is not the same as shooting at your target in the back yard!  The elevation from the tree stand changes the actual distance an arrow must fly in order to strike the target, meaning that if your deer is standing at 10 yards from the base of your tree, you will need to aim as if it were actually less than 10 yards from your tree.  If you are no math whiz, and trust me I am not, these calculations could be a nightmare!  So my conclusion was a bit simpler, why do the math when there are geniuses out there who have created tools for helping do it for you?  If you are able to afford one, there are a great number of range finder products on the market ranging from $90 to as much as you would like to spend.  Personally I use a Nikon Laser 550, while this model does not offer the adjustment for angels it still gives me the exact distance in my stand from my shooting point to the designated target.  When I first place a stand I measure every possible shooting lane using a tree or an unmovable object to determine the exact distances for every possible shooting situation I may encounter.  This saves me time and gives me confidence for when, as happened this week, that deer steps into my shooting lanes.  I want to be certain I have the best chance of honoring the sport and the game by making a clean kill on the animal, knowing my distances does this for me.  A general rule: if you are in a tree aim lower than your kill shot target, the arrow will rise to the occasion because gravity has less effect on the arrows trajectory.

Lastly, harness up! Be wise and safe outdoors this season.  What does it profit to have the chance of a lifetime at the big buck but give up your life trying to get him because you fell out of a stand?  Find a harness you are comfortable in.  The more comfortable it is to wear, the better the chance that you will use it.  Another great reason to wear the harness is it will help you to make a great shot. If that deer is right under your stand and you are comfortable in your harness you will have more confidence to get into a better shooting position to take that deer.  The harness is actually a confidence builder.  Falling out of a stand is not fun, trust me I know, and that is a story for another blog at a later date!

Be smart, be safe, use great judgement before you draw the bow back and have a great season learning.  Every experience should be a learning one, and every learning one bring you closer to the biggest buck of your life!  Happy hunting and God Bless!

 
 
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