Congrats on the deer. Points for the team and meat for the freezer.bet your lil guy was pumped just to let one fly sitting by himself. Can’t wait for my son to want to sit by himself
Location: Guess!Congrats Hardwood…
I finally got out for the 1st time tonite,nothing but cows..Our season opens tomorrow. Gonna try to get out there. But may be next week. Tomorrow is my last day off then 4 days at work.
Our season opens tomorrow. Gonna try to get out there. But may be next week. Tomorrow is my last day off then 4 days at work.
Good luck bro, hope you bust one!
Cooler weather headed our way this weekend and all next week. The weather I been waiting for. Highs in the lower 50′s and lows in the lower 30′s. THATS OCTOBER! I’ve been out several times, seen deer every sit, and had shot opportunities nearly every sit, just couldn’t bring myself to loose one thinking about how hot its been and having to rush to work it up. With this weather coming in….I’ll be out for blood! Expect to at least have a doe on the board by the end of next week, and possibly this coming weekend. By the end of next week, with the weather, I’ll be expecting to see some bucks on their feet and maybe a little chasing/nosing around. We typically have an early rut, usually wide open the last couple days of October and into the first week of November, and some chasing and checking going on the week before that, which is next weekend! Then, our Illinois trip which I will be heading out the night of the 7th or maybe the morning of the 8th. 10 days in the land of the giants, our 9th year, I absolutely cant wait! Another one is gonna be here and gone before we know it once again. Yall stay after them and be safe!
Location: Guess!Congrats to them…
I got a Doe last night,,
congrats guys, good looking deer. went out for the first time this morning. went to mine and my buddys new little spot, but no deer action this morning. gonna try a different property we have in the morning, have high hopes on bagging a doeNo luck this weekend, as far as killing goes anyway. Had some exciting hunts, just not the right one yet. Thursday evening had 6 does and little ones out in the plot and a 3 year old 6pt with no brows busted in on them. Was tempted to shoot him, just not the deer I wanted, so I passed thinking I would put Boomer or my wife on him. Friday morning we had a skift of snow and 28 degrees. Seen 8 deer, a year and a half old 6pt was only buck. Friday evening, I went back to the stand I hunted Thursday evening, same does, same 6pt, and a 2.5 year old 8pt. Was a really fun evening. Saturday morning, 17 degrees, a mammoth frost, couldn’t ask for a better morning, and never seen a deer…..who knows? My wife got to hunt Saturday, and she also was skunked on the morning hunt. For the evening hunt, I knew exactly where I was sending her. Sent her after the 3 year old 6pt! I anxiously awaited the text, I just knew he would be there, and we both were skunked???? They just didn’t move, at least not where we were at. The rut stage is not exactly where I thought it would be, maybe this week will kick in a little better.I know the skunked feeling me and my buddy went to our Honey hole. When camera was showing doe’s galore from 7-10 everyday. The first morning we got to hunt it. Full moon the night before. And light rain off and on that morning. Not a deer moved around us.
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Hunting the Hardwoods
Location: MissouriThats awesome man! Congratulations. Looking forward to the story.
Hunting the Hardwoods
Location: MissouriOne of the most intense hunts I have ever had. Almost did not go that night but the wife pushed me saying you saw 3 shooters out of that tree last time you hunted it so I figured the season isn’t getting any longer. Didn’t see a deer until 6pm, a doe and two fawns (mama doe very nervous as the wind was almost non existent). They came in to feed on acorns in front of me and were there for just a few minutes when a doe popped out of the timber to the west and instantly heard a grunt. Doe fed into my tree and out popped a beauty 8 point. I flipped on my camera which took forever to do because of the deer feeding in front of me. Managed to get video of the buck making a scrape and making his way toward me following the doe he was with. The doe walked right through a small shooting lane to go see the deer that were already in front of me and the buck followed. As I was swinging the camera around ever so carefully the nervous mama doe picked me off and started blowing which stopped the 8 point dead in his tracks behind some tree limbs at 15 yards. At this point my head and heart are about to explode with adrenaline. The mama doe and fawns trotted out into corn field to east and continued to blow for the next 5 minutes. The buck and doe just watched her probably thinking they had spooked her. The nervous doe calmed down and after what seemed like and eternity the doe that was with the buck went out in the corn and the buck flickered his tail threw up his head and followed. I had the camera well placed and zoomed, drew my bow and let the Heli-m eat at 17 yards. The buck bolted back to the west but never heard him crash. Got down to find my arrow and found the middle section of a broken arrow shaft (no broadhead and no fletching and no blood). This baffled me because the arrow I found told a completely different story than what I had just witnessed. So with a sinking depressed feeling I looked down and to my left and found my blood soaked arrow. I had found someone else’s broken arrow shaft. So I promptly trailed him up not 60 yards from where I killed him. I had hit him about three ribs back and it exited low behind front leg. Got one lung and the top of the heart. Pretty incredible hunt. Its the best Solocam video I have ever done. Should be on Dominant Bucks in June or July. Pressures off and now its time to get it done in Missouri.MATHEWS SOLOCAM PRO
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