Me and my wife headed out west for a few days and it was awesome.
Shot him at 6:45pm with a Knight LKII .50 cal. shooting Barnes Expander Bullets. I had my son with me and we had been seeing deer since 4pm when we got in the stand. At around 6:30 a small spike came into the corn and a tall racked 5 pointer. My son looked at me and dad I see horns in the bushes, I asked where and he pinted to it and gave me the Bino's to see him. Sure enough it was the big 8 we had pics of. So as soon as he came out I was on him and then there was a cloud of smoke. The deer was about 50 yards when I shot and only ran about 30-40 yards.
Nothing better than getting a nice deer and having your kid with you.
Some are still in velvet and some have lost it...
Hey, when should the deer start loosing there velvet..I always thought it was around this time. Last year I had picks of it coming off about 3 weeks before the season.
I have been shooting more and more from 40 and 50 yards since I had a nice 8 walk 45 yards from me and I didn't feel good confident enough to shoot that far. That won't happen this year.
Got some pics of some big does fighting and the bucks again..
New sight at 40 yards..I heard the arrows hit so I shot my last one at the left bullseye. I just replace a sight that had .029 pins with a Truglo 4 pin .019 pins and it awesome. I was having problems with the pins covering the target at 40 yards.
35 and a wake-up boys...
Nice Big Eight
Got some pics of a 2 more bucks...and a bunch of the big 8.
Checked the camera this morning over 500 pics. All deer and a couple of a nice fox. James has started naming the deer. We saw one of the eights on our way in and he said 'dad, look it crook'. I am so glad he has taken such an interest into hunting.
Had a good sunday, took my boy fishing this morning and had a blast he cought 50 or bream and then shot the bow this afternoon. I have been shooting more from 30 and 40 yards.
Me and my boy went to check my camera today and had 268 pics in one week. Two nice bucks are showing every day and a bunch of does.
Hey Viper, this is James's target from 30 yards with his Parker Crossbow I got him a few weeks ago.
My boy wanted to fishing this morning and I asked him if he wanted to go to the beach or to a pond he said a pond. We had a blast he cought about 45 bream/bluegill in about 2 hours on crikets and worms.
Man there's alot of birds going down. I haven't been turkey hunting since I lived in VA, but my son James saw all the pics on here this afternoon and said dad I wanna go turkey hunting. So we had to go to Dick's and get some decoys and it looks like I have plans for the next couple of weekends. I haven't even called in a turkey since 1998 but I'm sure its like riding a bike.
Last year was a good year in the woods for me hope I can do the same this year.
Went fishing in one of the local ponds today only had one bite....but I did get my Xmas present waxed today...
Had a blast today my son got to meet Tiffany..Thats all he talked about all last week. Also some of the guys saw my tattoo on my arm and understand why my screename is Sharkbait
I hunted this morning and saw nothing so I decided to get down around 9:30 and put some corn out and it paid off for the afternoon hunt. I got in my stand around 3pm and the deer started coming out around 3:30. I had 9 deer in front of me when I shot this 8. Not a bad buck for a late season deer. My goal for the next 3 days is to kill 1 maybe 2 does.