Sounds like someone Hit a deer on the way to work guys LOL...JK...That's a Great Idea but 1 Problem...The bucks around my stand are all but cleaned off as of yesterday...I'll still give it a shot..Didn't you say that your season doesn't start till the 12th and ours is the 10th?..But First..Let me ask...You dont have 1 of those Super Duper Cell phones with the web access that you can send it as soon as you walk up on it have ya? But come to think of it...Would be nice to have a Pizza delivered to my stand...LOL
NO SUPER CELL PHONE FOR ME I CHECKED MY TRAIL CAMS 2 TIMES A WEEK ALL MOST ALL MY BUCKS STILL HAVE VELVET I AM FROM WESTERN N.C ALL OF THE SMALLER BUCKS ARE STILL COVERED THE BIGGER GUYS ARE STARTING TO SHED THERE VELVET
Guess I'm outta luck because I'm in the eastern part of the state and these bucks came out of velet a week ago, Let's just see who post the first deer harvest and it probably won't be me,,,,,the bears have taken over my honey hole!
I AM CURIOUS OF WHY THE DEER IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE STATE ARE ALL READY OUT OF VELVET THAT KINDA MAKES NO SENSE TO ME I HAVE JUST HUNTED UP HEAR MY WHOLE LIFE AND I GO UP NORTH BUT WHEN I GO UP THERE ITS THE RUT AND COLD THERE IS NO VELVET THEN IS THERE A REASON THEY ARE OUT OF VELVET THIS EARLY OR IS THIS NORMAL???? :-)
I did have 4 Bucks come in 2 years ago on Opening evening and they all were still in Full Velvet but word has it now around here that they are looseing it fast...I'm checking my Cams this evening so maybe i can give you a update.
The reason why bucks down east loose it earlier is their rut comes in a week to two week earlier than the rest of the state for some reason. It's a given cause it's aways happens there first. So if you hear word from people seeing rutting activety down there the peak will be a week or two behind for the rest of the state. So when you hear you can predict what's going to happen.
I AM GOING TO DO THE SAME THING THIS EVENING I GO AND CHECK MY 2 TIMES A WEEK AND FRESHEN UP THE CORN I WAS IN THERE SUNDAY AND CHANGED MY CAMERA CARDS AND ALL OF MY BUCKS WERE STILL IN FULL VELVET BUT SHARE WHAT YOU FIND OUT THIS EVENING :-)
Well It's not looking too Good at my spot...1 Big Doe with her fawn and a helluva bunch of Coons but on a possitive Note...Did get Video of 4 Turkeys and I have never seen Turkeys in this area, so that was Cool but as far as any other deer...NOTHING!...Did take a stoll through the woods on my way back to the 4 wheeler and it looks like the deer are eating the acorns that the recent weather has knocked loose so maybe I should just slip in with a Climber opening Morning and set up close to some of the fresh droppings I found.
I've seen a lot of acorns on the ground and most are still on the brances they grew on.....like GT saide ....knocked down by the storm.
Undecided about opening day because at one place a sow bear with cubs has set up house and the other place is all bucks 4 or 5 with the largest a 7 pointer about 12 inches wide. At least where the bucks are there are acorn and beans so who knows.
It will probably be like the last 3 years and take until the 3rd week to drop one! By then muzzel loader season will be in here and gun 2 weeks later! I think I need to move West!!!
I could use another shirt and I passed a deer killed on my way to work...Dang should have jumped out and Snapped a Few Pics LOL....Good Luck to ALL you Guys/Gals Tomorrow...May God Bless you ALL with a Safe and Successful Season.
HA HA YOUR EASTERN PART OF THE GUYS HAVE IT MADE I HAVE TO WAIT 3 DAYS BEFORE I GET TO OUT IN THE WOODS I WISH ALL YOU GUYS THE BEST OF LUCK ON THE OPENING MORNING KEEP ME FILLED IN ON HOW IT GOES FOR YOU I AM EXCITED FOR EVERY ONE OF YOU =-)
I WOULD LOVE TO SHOW YOU GUYS SOME OF THE AWESOME PICTURES I GOT BUT I AM NOT REAL COMPUTER SAVOY I WOULD SAVED OFF MY MEMORY CARD ON TO MY LAP TOP AND CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THEM ON THE FORUM MAYBE YOU COULD GIVE ME SOME TIPS
When you post one picture before you click sumit....click the little box that says check box to add a picture after posting Ad and it will go back to your computer so you can select another one. You can post up to 3 pictures!
THANKS ILL REMEMBER THIS WHEN I PUT MORE PICTURES UP I AM PRETTY IMPRESSED WITH THIS BUCK HE IS ONE OF THE BIGGER ONES I HAVE COMING WHAT DO YOU THINK HE COULD SCORE I WAS THINKING MAYBE 115-120 WHATS YOUR THOUGHTS??? :-)
IT WAS POURING THE LAST WEDNESDAY I WAS HURRYING I SEE I DID LEAVE A STRING BEHIND ITS NOT A WHOLE BAG HAHAHAHA BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT BUCK COULD SCORE I WAS THINKING MAYBE BETWEEN 115-120 WHATS YOUR OPTION OF THIS DEER
LMBO (Thats 'Laughing My Butt Off') Since your a newbie to the puter LOL (Thats 'Laugh Out Loud') Anyway Its OK I was just yanking your Chain about the Bag...I zoomed in to 400% and I agree with you on the score of this deer...Good Luck...P.S. Score Doesn't matter...If he 'Tears you up like a Train wreck'....Take Him!!!....Thats the Reason I hunt!!!!
ILL TELL YOU HE IS DEFINITIVELY ON MY HIT LIST HE IS 3RD IN LINE IF WALKS OUT IN FRONT OF ME ON THE FIRST DAY HE MIGHT BE SAFE BUT ANY OTHER DAY THAN THAT HE IS IN TROUBLE!!!
P.S GOOD LUCK TO ALL YOU GUYS TOMORROW HOPE YOU ALL KILL A BIG ONE AND EVERY ONE WINS A SHIRT FROM NC SPORTSMAN HA HA HA
P.S.S LEAVE ONE FOR ME I GOTTA WAIT TILL MONDAY GRRRRRRRRRRRR
P.S.S.S THANKS AGAIN ANDY FROM NC SPORTSMAN WE ALL APPRECIATE IT
Got in the stand @ 3pm. hot and sweaty. Watched deer and turkey all afternoon. Had two old does wind me two seperate times. Thought for sure I was not going to have a good afternoon. About 7:15 caught movement to my left and saw that ivory flash of antler I was looking for. Even though I couldn't tell how big the deer was I immediately began breathing hard and my heart starting beating that hectic rhythm that we all love. I had seen this deer with others on camera so that made the anticipation that much worse. The first buck to come up was a nice 8 that any other time would have hit the ground, then a nice 7? in velvet and two other small guys. They messed around my salt for a minute or two but I couldn't take my eyes off of the deer that was hanging back. He was the last to come in but when he did he came trotting and scattered the others. I got lucky and didn't have to wait for a shot opportunity long. The other 8 walked by this guy and he followed from my right to left. When he passed behind a big oak I tried to draw back. Failed on first attempt due to my frazzled mental condition at the time. The second attempt was a success. Made a good clean heart/lung pass through that piled him up about 50 yard from my stand.
Hey nbea, Doing my Daddy Duties, I wont get back up the tree until Wendsday...My Friends just sit thier Kids in front of a Video Game or TV when they want to Go but I'm Not that way...If she wants to go sit with me Fine...We Will Go Hunting But if she just wants to take a walk in the Park or ride her Go0Cart then thats Ok also...I Don't Force Hunting and Fishing on her....As bad As I would Love to Go everyday...Shes only 9 and needs me in her life more than I need to hunt.....Good Luck to ya man, I'll be Looking for your Post as well.
10 O CLOCK ON 9-12-2011 OFFICIALLY PEELING OUTTA WORK TO GO HOME SHOOT MY BOW A FEW MORE TIMES AND PACK MY PACK AND OFF TO THE STAND I HOPE TO BE THERE AND SET DOWN AT 2 OR 2.30 WAS LOOKING AT WWW.USPRIMETIMES.COM AND SEEN THIS EVENING ITS GOING TO BE A EXCITING ONE SO IT HAS KICKED OFF FOR ME BOW SEASON THE WHAT I THINK ABOUT ALL YEAR
I don't know GT....think they might still be in the tree.
I sat the afternoon and even got to use the tree umbrella for the first time. We had a good rain and thunder storm. The rain stopped just before 7:30pm and I just had a feeling the deer would walk out at any minute. That thought kept me in the tree just long enough for dark to set in and rain to come back...lol! Needless to say me and everything got soaked on the walk out.
Hey but when that rain hit and the air got cool....it reminded me of what's to come.....late October. Cool air leaves falling and deer everywhere!
I GOT TO MY STAND THIS MORNING AND WAS SETTLED IN AT 5:34AM SIT THERE A WHILE HERD SOME DEER BEFORE DAY LIGHT I COULD NOT SEE THEM HAD A NICE BUCK AT 12 YARDS DECIDED TO PASS ON HIM HAD THE BIGGEST BEAR I HAVE EVER SEEN EATING APPLES AT 9:00AM AT 31 YARDS LEFT AT TEN HEADING BACK UP A TREE FRIDAY MORNING GOOD LUCK TO ALL