I am considering on planning a hunt on some public land in West Virginia this year. I usually hunt a week in Ohio but the woods are super crazy there on public land. Do any of you have any suggestions on which land is better or problems I might encounter or simply tips on the hunting there? Thanks!
Well I do not have a gobbler down yet but I feel it is near. Opening day was exciting! Got in the woods and set up with two hens and a jake decoy. Was no time and once I got settled I soon had three gobblers in front of me I guess 250 yards in the trees. To my right about 500 yards there was two gobblers and behind me about 500 yards was two more. I guess I lost my mind and called too much before they flew down and you guess it they went further and further away from me as time went on. But man I heard probably 300 gobbles till around 10am or so. Hunted all day till 6pm and was able to call in one hen around 3:30.
Went again yesterday and no gobble till about 7:15 and it stopped about 8:30am. The gobblers were about 4 to 5 hundred yards from me on a posted private tract of land. I broke my setup when I heard the birds and went to the far end of the 120 acre tract I lease. Was able to call a hen to me about 1 hour later. Moved later and called another hen to my setup. Walked and called at noon trying to locate birds and making sets for about 2 hours each. Hunted till 7:30pm. I also made one turkey fly before I got near.
I know I called too much the first day but yesterday I feel I did right or the best I could do. Not a pro here by no means. I just wish the gobblers would be roosting on my tract soon. Trying my luck again in the morning and all fingers are crossed. Anyway advise is certainly welcome. Thanks all of you and the best for you.
I got my Spursuader custom call made by Gobblintom today in the mail. Tried it out and I have to say it sounds and looks great. It is really made well and I can't wait to get it in the woods with old Gobblehead. Another fine product made in the USA. Thanks much GT and keep up the good work.
I just have to say I am so PUMPED and ready for April 13. I have several TOMS on a new property I lease and they are calling my name. I hope to score on one and hope I am blessed with everything playing out so perfect as it has many nights when I go to bed planning the hunt. Hope to post pics this year and wish all of you the best in your turkey passion!
I am interested to hear from those who deer hunt with handguns. I would like to hear your results on the caliber you use and the gun in general. I am wanting to use a revolver and am confused on the best caliber, gun and setup. Please help and happy hunting.
I have to say as a viewer of this wonderful site I never REALLY payed that much attention to how many of you VIEW the post provided by members and actually do not comment. I realize it is fun and informative for many to view, gain knowledge, or just be passing time within the deer hunting community and choose not to comment. I know that each and every one of you are interested in what others post or have to say about a post. Why not help us all and post a comment to help your fellow hunters so we all can get further knowledge on our beloved sport and passion that runs our bloodline during this special time of the year. I ask each and everyone of you to just comment your thoughts on what you see and let the BROTHERHOOD live and dwell on the great learning experience we all so much need these days. It only takes a moment and as we see your COMMENT, POST, we will be further enriched and have the ability top harvest the buck of our dreams and maybe a lifetime. PLEASE POST! By the way, we can not as hunters find out where the deer are at or find out what they are doing FULLY untill our EYES in the forest tell us the report from boots on the ground. Post and have a GREAT SEASON!
Thinking about trying out Dillion Wildlife area a gameland on the licking river in southeast Ohio this January. Have any of you all ever hunted here or know anything of the area? Any information would be great! Best of luck to all!
Let me say..... This rain SUCKS! Opening day of Black Powder tomorrow and the forecast is rain. I have a question for you all. What do you guys do to keep your muzzle loader dry in moist climates? I have in the past missed some nice ones because of a cap or primer firing and not igniting the black powder. Thanks in advance.
I want to know how many of you use grunt calls, how often you use them, when you use them, have they worked and what kind do you use? I know this is a LONG question but It would help me and I'm sure others. Thanks in advance!
I know that a deer will follow your scent sometimes, other times will blow and oter times will turn and walk the other way when it smells your fresh footprint. I have seen all this happen. I know that all rubber boots are the best and i know that they are also cold in the winter. My question is what do you all do to keep the deer from smelling where you walked? I personally use a little fox urine as a cover up scent on my boots before entering the woods.
Has anyone ever tried the Acorn Rage? What were your results and when during the season was it used? Thanks
I am wanting to apply some paint to my carbon arrows? Is this ok to do and have any of you all done this. Really looking to put white on the shafts to enable me to find them better in the woods aqnd see the blood better. Thanks in advance!
I have another question for all of you using or have used trail cameras. My question is do these things actually scare deer away? I sometimes wonder why so many deer pics are taken while the deer is staring into the lens. What is your opinion and what are your results? Is it best to use at the stand site or a incoming trail. Thanks for all your help. And one more thing..... Are you feeling the FEVER?
Ok, so it is near. I am getting itchy like most of you and am making some changes this season. First of all i really have not ever used much corn and intend on using even less this season. I am thinking of placing the trophy rocks at my stand locations and would like all the great advice from all of you who use it. My questions are, Is it worth the money? Does it work? How long does it last? I realize it should already be at my stand locations but after working outdoors all week in this heat sometimes I get a little lazy on the weekends. Thanks for the advice guys and good luck this season!
I picked up the 10 point from the taxidermy shop yesterday and now have it on the wall. Chatham county is good to me.
I am curious to know how many of you know of big game hunting clubs? What county are they in, what are the yearly dues, how many acres do they have? I am only interested in still hunting clubs. I think this will be of value to others who read these forums. Thanks all of you.
Hi Guys and Gals,
I have another question, this one on Arrows. I currently use Easton XX75 aluminum arrows with 125 grain muzzy broadheads. I was thinking about making another change this season and switching to carbon arrows. I feel I would get more speed and further shooting range. On another note, have any of you used the tracer nocks? Are they worth the time and expense? What do you all use and what is your expert opinion? Thanks much!
My brother and I do alot of hunting together and he has decided to purchase a crossbow this summer for the 2011 deer season. I too want one, but have told him I wanted imput from hunters that bow hunt and have a crossbow for hunting. My question is, would you suggest buying a crossbow? Could you all please comment with your experiences toward the pros and cons. Thanks so much.
Had another great hunt today. Hunted all day and did not see a deer. Seen many tracks in snow and mud but no deer. I did although see 23 turkeys under my stand at one time, several birds and a few pesty squirrels. It is all about the experience as always. Now if I could only see the Toms this April. The season is almost over now, so maybe I can get a little rest. Just about time to wet a hook again. Hope everyone has had a productive deer season.
I am curious to know your comments on the use of Tinks during rut time. Have any of you actually killed a buck using it? On another note, I have heard of people mixing vanilla and peanut butter together to attract deer. What do you all think? I have always beleived best scent--- no scent and best sound --- no sound. Please comment, thanks.