I pulled my camera after hunting yesterday evening just to see if the deer that had made the scrape and the rubs would show up and well, I think he did. I am guessing a 3 year old deer scoring maybe 115-120 which is a shooter to me all day long. What do you all think about his age and score?
I was putting out corn today and found an area that was ate up with rubs. Most of the trees were about 2 inchs in diamater with a couple of the rubs being on some decent size hardwoods and one on a nice size cedar. Pretty much right in the middle of all the rubs was a scrape that smelled pretty hot. My question to all you experts out there is this, with most of the rubs being on smaller trees does this mean it is a smaller buck? The scrape appeared to be a pretty decent size compared to a couple of others I have seen. Thanks!
I recently bought a bow and practiced a little bit. After a couple of nice groups I decided it was time to hit the woods. I had not been in the stand very long when a spike and a four pointer come up the ridge and helped themselves to some corn. Even though I knew I was not going to shoot at either one of these deer it still got my blood pumping to say the least. Soon after they mosied away a couple of nice size does came to get thier fill of some good ol' corn on the cob. My blood was pumping by now as I could already taste those backstraps and smell the jerky!! At 18 yards Im thinking this is not even fair, I draw back, squeeze my release and totally missed, I mean I shot 10 inches over her back. I played it over in my mind and came to realize I had put the wrong pin on her. I have hunted with blackpowder and rifle and have NEVER missed a deer, guess there is a first time for everything!! Lesson learned: I love bow hunting!!!!
I went to find a new area to hunt because I have had little success where I was hunting. I was taking some corn to a creek bottom and came across a cedar tree that had been shredded a few yards from that was another, and a few yards from that another. These were fresh rubs because the shavings were everywhere on top of the leaves that had already fallen. My question is, is this normal this tine of year and why? Any info would be helpful, thanks.
Friday evening was a night of highs and lows. I got in position around 4, sitting in a chair behind a bush looking down an old logging road. Around 5:10 I see a small buck come out a begin eat corn. I have been asked by the land owner to please shoot every deer I seen but I decie to wait to see if a doe or a bigger buck would come out. Just before dusk no other deer had appeared so I decided I would take the 5pt to get some meat in the freezer. I fired my 30-06 true and dropped him. As I hung him up to clean him, I notice he had no muscle mass in his hams. As soon as I made the first little cut this white-yellowish stinky puss shot out all over my hand causing me to nearly throw up. After calling one of my huntin pals and havin him look at it we made the no-brainer decision to ditch the deer. I was upset that I didnt get any meat but was happy that I decided to take him out because he needed to be put out of his misery. Have any of you ever expierence something like this, if so what could it have been. By the way the deen smelled like diarrhea!!
I think I want to buy a bow and try to be ready for next September. I dont want to spend alot of money because I am not sure how well I will like it. Any suggestions on a good quality bow that will not break me, I dont mind buying used either. Thanks guys
This is a young deer nut much bigger than anything I have ever killed. Given the chance what would yall do. The date should be 11/10/11. That was the first time setting up that camera.
Got in the stand about 3:45 yesterday and the action was pretty steady. After about 15 minutes I had 8 hens come in and start eatin on some corn, they hung around for about 5 minutes before heading elsewhere. Around 4:15 a huge bodied, but young, 4pt came in and got his fill. Then the fun started. A gaggle of around 25 turkey came in and were followed by 2 doe. I had a doe standing 45 yards to the left of me broadside as can be. I tried to turn slowly to take aim and the hens went nuts and checked out followed by the doe. Oh well, I'm guessing the good Lord want one of those doe to bring me a big boy tomorrow. One thing I just dont get is I cant find a turkey in the spring but they sure found me yesterday! Good luck to all of you guys this weekend!!
Today I did not have time to hunt so I set up a stand and took a look around the area. I found a cedar tree that had been destroyed and a scrape on an old road bed about 25 yards from the rub. Where I place my stand is in an oak bottom around 20 yards from the rub and from the stand I cant see the scrape clearly but have a nice view of the road bed itself. Should I monve my stand to get a better view of the scrape itself? I also want to add that i now know what that strong buck smell I hear yall talk about smells like, man it stunk!
I have been told in the past that if you have a full moon during the the peak of the rut, then you should avoid the woods during the morning hours because the bucks will chase all night and be less active until later in the day. I was just wondering how you guys were gonna approach hunting during the full moon seeing as the rut appears to be getting very close. Thanks
I just wanted to take a moment to say hello to my fellow sportsman. I have viewed the site the past couple of years and even signed up as a member but never posted. I enjoy geer hunting and do it mainly to provide meat for my family, but who doesnt like to see a nice set of antlers on the ground. I myself have never gotten to enjoy the feeling of a nice buck on the ground but hopefully it will happen one day. I enjoy reading the play by plays of the hunt and hope to post a few this year. God bless all of you andgood luck to all.