October 12, 2012 at 6:54am
Good morning to you all. I do not mess with Facebook or know anything about YouTube, so it does not look like I will post any video's. I do thank you for letting me know how it is done. I will just share some pic's, that's good enough for me. Tell you all the truth it took me since 2004 just to post to the NC Sportsman. I'm just one of the guy's that sit back and look at and read your posts. I do take some of your knowledge that you all share and apply to some of my hunts. I'm far from a expert on whitetail hunting, but I can assure you all I put my heart and sole into the hunt. I can tell you that I like to hunt the old fashion way. I like very much to scout, find where the deer are moving, find the big rubs and scrapes, put a plan together and hunt. I have never used a camera until I moved to NC. I have never feed deer anything, always hunted food source. The camera's, the feeding, get me all screwed up. We can all count our chickens before they are hatched, meaning that now we seen him on camera it will be easy, that is Bull Crap. I had a nice one on camera last year, had him on the wall opening day, NOT. I hunted almost every day, at least every chance I had, that deer went nocturnal, he would not come near food or camera in daylight. Well,I will share with you, I moved away from camera , deeper in woods, I called it my staging area or should I say his. On November 28th 3:00pm, on a real crappy day, raining very hard, wondering why I was up in tree and not down in ground blind, he showed up. By the way that was the first deer I shot, I missed my opportunity prior, my own fault. That is just a example on the rewards that I get out of hunting. The feeling when you get down out of climber, look at that deer on the ground, it's overwhelming sometimes, brings tears to me eyes. Yup, a 54 year old guy being that thankful, that blessed, that he tears up, man I love that feeling. Tell you guy's it gives me goose bumps talking about it. If you never had that feeling, I pray you do. I believe that some of this chatter and hype can get us off track. I think our ego's gets involved, I have seen my own for sure. Focus on why do we go to so many extremes to hunt, thank God we can. Thank God for every day you get out there whether you squeeze that trigger or not, just hunt like you mean it. God Bless.