Its been awhile since I posted so here goes. Went dove hunting on Labor Day morning in Cumberland County. A heavy fog had set in with visibility appox 25 to 50 yards, as the fog burned off the birds were flying in pairs, then triples and in some instances 5 to 8 to a flock. Lets just say that the bird to shotgun shell ratio was a little off, 11 birds to 75 shells, all me BTW due to the excitement but a great time(smoking hot but well worth it). The little fellows are swimming in some teriyaki sauce waiting to meet the bacon and hit the grill later today. Looking forward to bow hunting season where my ratio will hopefully be 1 arrow to one deer(practice makes perfect) Good luck to all and stay safe. KUTF
Sat morning paid off for hunting a stand of oaks in heavy cover in Bladen CO. Does were moving about 7:45 am and I was determined to put one in the freezer. I had told my friend we should hunt this stand with a shot gun because of the thick cover. I didn't take my own advice and used my scoped M1A which because the engagement area was so close I kept losing sight of the deer as they browsed on acorns amongst the cover (slug gun would have been ideal). After watching the group of 8 cross behind me and start back again I selected the biggest doe and shot, I took a breath and tried to follow the fleeing deer with no luck. I glanced back at the spot where I had shot and realized I had dropped her in her tracks. I was apprehensive (loss of confidence) after missing a deer that was really close this year. So its nice to be on the board and have one in the freezer finally. Good luck to you all.
I was hunting Bladen CO. by Clarkton from 4 PM when at 615 PM I had two deer hit the corn pile to my right(20YDS). The deer waited for the sun to go behind the trees before popping out. I froze as the deer looked at me and then disregarged me. The wind was blowing from the south and went right over them. It took me over 25 minutes to stand and draw with out drawing their attention. After releasing my heart raced wondering was it a good shot? I stayed in the stand for 15 Mins then climbed down to looked at the arrow(pass through with little blood), I started to have doubts so I left the area and waited in my truck for 30 mins.
My Rage expandable did the job and I found the deer 30 YDS away. My only regret was it was a button buck. It was my first Bow kill and I will remember everything about it. Wow