This coming Saturday is youth day, looking forward to getting the kids out. We’ve had some pretty good success in the past on youth day, unfortunately the weatherman has dialed up a high of 80 degrees Saturday, that’s not good! That’s about 15 degrees above normal. Our bow opener is the following Saturday, its closing in fast! Anyone on this team hunting yet?Yes, I have been out 3 times this year. I have only been trying to hunt the changes in air pressure. We have been really hot and extremely windy. Saturday we are supposed to have a front move through with highs in the low 70′s. Opening day I had a management buck come out, but being first day of the season I elected not to shoot him. Bucks have gone nocturnal and i am not seeing much. One A.M. I could hear one raking on a tree, but he never came into sight. So far its just does here in my part of Kansas at least. The pic below is of the buck I saw.rock, you are better than me. I love that weird rack, I would have taken him.
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Location: MissouriHad a beauty 8 point at 6 yards on Saturday night and got busted opening the window on the blind. That’s hunting. Got great video and pov video of the whole thing. Bucks have dropped out of sight. Time to go on doe patrol. I have 6 doe tags. That should keep me busy until the end of October.MATHEWS SOLOCAM PRONo luck on youth day. My son decided he wanted to bow hunt Saturday morning, of course I had some bucks patterned for evening, so we stayed as far away from the area as possible to not bugger the evening hunt. We ended up getting skunked Saturday morning. Saturday evening my dad was taking Boomer to the food plot where I had several decent bucks patterned, and I was going to take my daughter. Dad and Boomer left for the woods, and my daughter decided she wanted to go to the pumpkin patch with my niece. That was cool, I’ve never made my kids go if they didn’t want to. I enjoyed the evening riding around and glassing deer. I met dad and Boomer at dark, and Boomer was one MAD little 10 year old. For some unknown reason, dad wouldn’t let him shoot. Boomer said the 8 point I sent them after came out, and dad didn’t think it was. I knew this particular deer wasn’t a monster, just a nice 2.5 year old, but he was on a pattern. Had shown up to this food plot 14 straight evenings, and 11 of the 14 were well within shooting light. I really don’t know which deer they seen, doesn’t matter, I would have let him shoot anything he wanted to shoot. I was a little disappointed in the decision, but didn’t say much. First day of bow season is this Saturday and promised boomer we would be in a bow stand over that food plot Saturday evening and he can blaze away. He has taken 4 does with his bow, but hasn’t gotten his first bow buck yet. Maybe Saturday will be the day!My son had a similar experience with my brother in law last year. My brother in law took him hunting. Well he was using my brother in laws browning bar 308. They had three does come out in the field about 100yds. He told my boy to shoot the last doe. He zeroed in on target and squeezed just to hear click. he got anxious when that happened b-I-L grabbed it racked a round In the chamber said the doe’s had spooked about 50yds or so farther. Said he told him to shoot the last one. He was upset and rushed the shot and missed. it was early in afternoon he got so upset he cried a little and made my b-I-L bring him home. He didn’t go back thankfully it was towards the end of season. Hoping I can get him on some this year and get his first Deer.
Can’t wait its only a couple more weeks til our season opensSheeeeewwwweeeee! I’m running a little behind this year. My daughter just finished up softball and moving right into basketball. My son is headlong into football season which I am coaching. Its been nuts busy all summer. I have found time to shoot my bow, always do that, and put all my plots in and got stands hung throughout the summer, but now opening day is 3 days away! We practice football on Mondays, play on Tuesday nights, practice on Thursdays and Fridays, and play again on Saturdays. Sunday is church and family day, so that leaves Wednesdays….oh yea, and I work too….lol! Loaded up the truck this morning at 6:00am with all my hunting cloths boxes before coming to work, and will be heading to the laundramat after work to get them all washed up, sorted into underlayers, light weights, mid weights, and heavy weights into the tubs. Before my kids were big enough to be involved in so much, I had my cloths washed and sorted by the end of august, and was usually going insane throughout September in anticipation. Now I’m going insane due to the feeling of unpreparedness….lol! Can’t wait to get in the stand Saturday though.Well me and my buddy aquired a small 49acre piece of property.
Buddy that doesn’t hunt got his mother IN law to let us hunt on it.
They had timber cut on it less than a year ago. And its basicly surrounded by houses on all but one side.
it’s thick around the borders. Middle of it is open clear cut type cover. With some big oaks left here and there. But we saw plenty of trails and
tracks so there is a lot of deer sign. We r pumped just to have another place to hunt. we found a few nice big oaks to hang some stands in.
Think its gonna be good. It will atleast give us a different type of terrain to hunt. our other two small properties are jungle like thick. But offer
great shot opportunities at some fat doe’s. buddy shot a nice 8pt last year following some doe’s. Hoping that will happen again this year.Had this guy sneak in on me this A.M. Decided to give him a couple more years. I think he has the potential to really blow up. He has the width already now just need to add some tine length and some mass.
It was windy as heck around 35 mph, but with temps dropping to upper 30′s I figured I needed to be in the woods. Not much movement, One buck and one doe. This year has been incredibly slow in terms of movement. I am hoping once the neighbors cut the Milo some deer will start to show back up on our wheat. Good luck!rock, I would have had a hard time passing him here. but 0nly you can make that call. hope your season just gets better. me I would have shot him probably. but of course, the deer are just passing thru mine and my buddies small tracts we have to hunt. cant wait for our season to start on the 15thOpening day wasn’t a bust, but didn’t loose any arrows. Man, it was just too hot. Saturday morning I had a doe come by just at shooting light, and a spike come in and bed down about 40 yards later in the morning. Saturday evening, had a doe and two little ones come in, already decided not to shoot, but she fed around long enough to eventually get my wind. She blew once and really tempted me to bust her. I actually drew and anchored the pin on her at 18 yards, and just couldn’t bring myself to do it. She must have only gotten a slight whiff of me when the wind swirled once, as that was the only time she blew and they moved off shortly there after. About 15 minutes before dark, and beautiful 2.5 year old 7pt made an appearance and passed under me at 7 yards. I never took my bow off the hanger, but it was a thrill to know I won the battle of getting 4 deer within bow range. The high Saturday was 83, and I sat in the stand both morning and evening with fatigue pants and an UA heat gear shirt. Got a front moving through today and supposed to cool things off down to “normal” anyway. mid to upper 60′s and lower 40′s. That at least feels like October, and if it holds out for Friday and Saturday I’ll be intent on putting some venison in the freezer! You guys be safe out there, certainly want everyone returning home safely to their families and be able to share your adventures here with us!Went out tonight, not to hunt but to watch. I sat on top of a hill where I can see the full section that our quarter is on. Our quarter is mainly draws with cottonwoods so I can never really see what is going on above me. Well to my surprise I saw 32 deer tonight. One good whitetail and 4 monster mule deer. Here I am thinking the deer are gone, they just aren’t on us right now. Once the milo is cut, We will have the only food source for at least a mile. I can’t wait to see the combines in the fields. It was for sure a peace of mind. I thought all the deer in the county were gone!First frost of the fall here this morning….unfortunately all I could do was see the beautiful sparkle of the frost on the meadows on my way to work I’ll be in a tree with my son this evening though. No football practice on Wednesday evenings. We practice Mondays, play Tuesday nights, practice Thursdays and Fridays and play Saturdays. Saturday games doesn’t interfere much, usually either 11:30 or 12:30 games, and the season is short. Have played 6 and have 4 left, so he will be finishing up on the 22nd, just in time for prime time. My have seen my thread in non-archery discussion, but I love coaching. We have a great bunch of boys also, 10-0 last year and 6-0 this year so far. In 16 games have only given up 2 TD’s, and this year, 3 of the 6 games we haven’t given up a first down. However, just as last year, by this time in the season we’ve played everyone at least once, and everybody says we have a stacked team……even though we have a draft amongst the coaches to set the teams….lol! So, by this point in the season, I’m ready for it to be over with, just gets old hearing the garb.
Another week and half and its time to get serious on these whitetails!Boomer and got out yesterday evening, man what a beautiful evening! High pressure, leaves changing, nip in the air, it finally felt like October. Had a light frost yesterday morning, first of the year, and another light one this morning. The deer were on their pegs yesterday for sure! My lil boy is growing up, even though he’s only 10, this is his 4th season bow hunting and he has told me he wants to have a couple sits on his own this year. Yesterday evening I put him in a sit over an apple tree and food plot and I got in another about 200 yards away. I put him in the tree myself and made sure he was strapped in and ready to go, we had our walkie talkies, and I swear I think I bugged him to death. I checked on him every 15 minutes, just over protective I guess. Anyway, he seen 8 deer and I seen 11. 3 came to his apple tree and plot, and 6 came to mine. There were 5 deer out in the opposite corner of the old grown up farm where we have another plot and we both could see them. I had 2 small bucks, 2 does and 2 little ones in front of me and according to him he had a doe and two little ones. One of the bucks was a 2.5 year old spike with spikes about 3 inches long. Something wasn’t right about that deer, every other deer in the field kept running him off. I decided to take him out if he gave me a clean shot, but didn’t want to have 2 deer down on a week night. About 20 minutes before dark, I checked in with boomer and he said deer were headed his way and he was about to get a shot. I passed on the shots in hopes he would connect. He hollered back that he had shot but didn’t know if he connected or not. I packed up and headed down the tree. We found his arrow, a clean miss. He said he had ranged the spot at 13 yards, I knew immediately something wasn’t right as it was more like 20-22 yards. He must have bounced off of a large limb between him and where the deer was and shot low. He was pumped though, and it was a great evening in the outdoors. He and I will be back after them tomorrow morning and maybe one of us will get it done!
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