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  • This big male came looking a few minutes after I was doing some doe bleating, turned out to be a bad new year for him

    January 01, 2014 at 10:01am

    Finally got some decent pics of several deer and various sizes, looking forward to September 7th. Good luck everyone

    August 27, 2013 at 10:22am

    Well it's been a tough season for me this year, I have seen very few deer and no shooter bucks, decided to take my 6 year old niece out with me yesterday evening. I was very impressed she was able to sit there with me in a blind for 2.5 hours. Every couple minutes she asked when the deer were gonna come out into the crp field, and I said hopefully soon, well last 20 minutes of light to Doe stepped out at about 100 yards and took the bigger if the two, my sister who is not to big on hunting was shocked when I sent her a picture of our harvest, I thinky niece will always remember this evening and her first hunting experience.

    December 28, 2012 at 7:21am

    So I started a new construction project for my company. I work for an engineering firm as a special inspector. Any way this job is for progress energy in Roxboro nc, witch I think is person county. It's near the huge steam plant near a beautiful lake, and I'm pretty sure most of there property is fenced in but I saw wildlife placards on the tree line saying archery only hunting area. At 9 am I spotted a large bodied deer about 200 yards in the middle of the power lines. He was broadside and I noticed he had antlers but could tell how big until he turned away and his rack no lie was atleast 20 inch spread. I just watch him slowly browse and eat while he paid no attention to me standing there drewling and saying to myself why I can't see a buck like this when I'm actually hunting. So for any bow hunters in that area, the road is called Roxboro plant road. Later I took a walk and found some nice tree rubs. But as my luck has been this year I went into the woods when I got home and saw nothing but a couple squirrels.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:55pm

    So i have been sitting here for about an hour thinking of a diiferent wat to enter the woods in the morning. I have had very very little sightings of deer so far this season. Its absolutely frustrating me. I have located tree rub trails about 60 yards long, have edges of field torn up under low hanging branches, so the deer are there, but just are not moving during daylight which makes me scratch my head and wonder why. I mean the temperatures have been cooling down significantly at night, the soy been fields are the best they have looked in 4 years, no hunting pressure at all, and yet i cant get deer to move by me during morning or evening hours. So i have decided since tomorrow we can carry rifles (eastern counties) im gonna start entering the woods right at sunrise and slowly do some walking and stalking with my ruger mkII 7mm-08. I have had a majority of all my deer, including my biggest buck hunting this way when growing up in western NY. I saw a nice 6 point buck today while driving home on I-540 between six forks and falls of nuese exits, which tells me that the bucks in this area are starting t get a little bit more frisky. So fellow hunters let me know what yall think about this plan, along with the idea that rut might be here before we know it. Good luck this weekend and Please hunt safe, and introduce a kid to the wild outdoors if you have the chance to. Denny J,

    October 12, 2012 at 8:06pm

    Just wanted to say congratulations on the nice deer harvested with bow this year, also wanted to with the best of luck to all fellow outdoorsman and woman who will be entering the woods in the break of dawn tomorrow morning with our mizzleloaders. Well in eastern NC anyway. I know I'll be in the tree acting like a kid at Christmas. Good luck and hunt safe. Denny J.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:57pm

    Looks like somebody better fx there fence. lol

    September 15, 2012 at 4:31pm

    quality time with my son

    August 28, 2012 at 6:15pm

    Getting my son exposed to the outdoors everytime i can. Obviously he is still to young to go into the woods during open season but a little bit of pond fishing keeps him curious.

    August 28, 2012 at 6:13pm

    My son Hayden and I doin some pond fishing at a community pond in Wake Forest. He was all about grabbing the bass.

    August 27, 2012 at 3:09pm

    Glad to see most of you all are seeing some nice eary season bucks. Unfortunatly the area i have been hunting for past 3 years just got logged. They took all large mature oak trees, im hoping the wildlofe slowly return back into area, i have had corn and all sorts of goodies out for the deer, usually its gone in 4 days, but looks like nothin has even looked at except for crows. Hope everyone has a great season

    August 20, 2012 at 6:08pm

    Just wanted to say congrates to everyone who had success this season, and especially to those who harvested thier first wild turkey. Now you will be counting the days until next season. Happy huntil yall

    May 12, 2012 at 7:54pm

    soft purrs answered by loud gobbles!!! Well decided to go on a late morning hunt since work was slow, plus it was nice a cool outside. Walked around for about an hour, stopping every couple hundred yards to cluck. Was about to head back when i saw a hen take off running about 100 yrds away in a field. So that got me a little bit exited. I decided to circle around and try some calling hoping that there might be more. I was in a piece of hardwoods with large fields on each side. I clucked and though i might of heard a gobble but wasnt sure. So i walked about another 100 yards and BAM, I did hear a gobble and it was getting close. I quickly got settled and slowly purred and the tom started getting as exited as me. By this time my heart was pumping, knees shaking and eyes wide open. Bad thing was i was in a small draw below the field, and i couldnt see, and he wasnt going to enter the woods. I slowly low crawed to where i could pop my head over the hill enough to see the field. There he was full strutt on an old dirt path. I got ready, I purred again, he lifted his head, gobbled, and at 18 yrds with my bennelli nova with 3 1/2 # 5's closed the deal. What an awsome day.

    April 23, 2012 at 4:27pm

    Well decided to go on a late morning hunt since work was slow, plus it was nice a cool outside. Walked around for about an hour, stopping every couple hundred yards to cluck. Was about to head back when i saw a hen take off running about 100 yrds away in a field. So that got me a little bit exited. I decided to circle around and try some calling hoping that there might be more. I was in a piece of hardwoods with large fields on each side. I clucked and though i might of heard a gobble but wasnt sure. So i walked about another 100 yards and BAM, I did hear a gobble and it was getting close. I quickly got settled and slowly purred and the tom started getting as exited as me. By this time my heart was pumping, knees shaking and eyes wide open. Bad thing was i was in a small draw below the field, and i couldnt see, and he wasnt going to enter the woods. I slowly low crawed to where i could pop my head over the hill enough to see the field. There he was full strutt on an old dirt path. I got ready, I purred again, he lifted his head, gobbled, and at 18 yrds with my bennelli nova with 3 1/2 # 5's closed the deal. What an awsome day.

    April 23, 2012 at 2:30pm

    So my story starts out by me sitting on the ground against a pine tree at the back corner of a bean field on private property i can hunt in Kittrel NC. About 5 oclock a shooter buck steps out at the other end, bout 75 yard, but not completely out of the thick wooded area where you cant even see 15 feet. I had my 7mm-08, place the scope behind the shoulder and let the 140 grain winchester bullet fly. The buck drops in his tracks and im glad because i knew if he went back into wooded area i would never find him at night fall. So i calmed myself down, i could see him lifting his head and kicking so i didnt want to go over yet and possibly jump him. I called the wife to tell her that i just shot the best buck of the year. With the phone to my ear and my gun against the tree the deer jumped up and ran after 15 minuts of it laying there. My jaw dropped as i watched him jump back into the hilatios wooded area and my heart dropped. I went from an extreme high to an extreme low in a matter of seconds. I looked for blood where he ran in the field and saw nothing, but had heavy tracks where he barreled back into the woods. I decided not to push it and went home. I returned ealy this moring with a friend and met the land owner. we found a great amount of blood where he was laying before he took off and ran. Nice dark red blood everywhere. We entered where he entered, i found 1 spot of blood about the sixe of a quarter about 100 yards from where he was before he took off. Needless to say that was all we could find, not helping this area was so thick with briar bushes, buck brush and small trees. We never found him. But did find 20 or more big buck rubs. Does anyone know what might have happened? Im gonna go back monday evening and try again.

    January 01, 2012 at 7:56pm

    I too found someone up to know good, its obviously a camera so why stick you nose in it.

    January 01, 2012 at 12:10pm

    Hey guys and girls, i just picked up a ruger m77 7mm-08 compact. Sweet little gun and cant wait to shoot it. Does anyone have any expience with this caliber? What is a good grain bullet to use. thanks

    December 17, 2011 at 7:37pm

    So i went in the woods late this morning to find a new place for one of my stands. I got everything situated, nuce scrapes, rubs, water, thick cover ect. I had a great feeling for this evening. So went and got groceries and a little hand saw to cut some branches to be able to get higher in the tree. So now its about 3:15 and im about 8 feet in the tree, trimming a branch, gun slung behind me. I hear some leaves crunching, i turn my head and 25 yrs away a awsome mature 8 to 10 point was just passing by. Try to hurry to get my gun and turning around in the climber, by the time i got the scope up he was outta sight in this brush. If only i was situated 10 minuts earlier. this is gonna give me nightmares. lol

    November 19, 2011 at 8:29pm

    He may not be the biggest buck i have ever shot, but is by far the goofiest deer i have ever shot. I actually have him on cam, and my neighbor and i agreed that he needed to be taken out if we get the chance. At 3:56pm this buck cam running in after a few grunts.At 35 to 40 yards i realized he was the goofy buck we caught on cam. So the saftey clicked off on the ruger .308 and well the rest is history. But regardless of his size it was a great afternoon and couldnt be happier. Happy hunting

    November 17, 2011 at 5:47pm

    got a few pics of this guy, i wonder if he has been around or just passing through, finally decided to put my cam out after only seeing plenty of doe and young bucks

    October 25, 2011 at 7:33pm
    A comment titled: Thanks guys in response to a report titled: Great memories

    GT I am ready for a lil turkey action, it's gonna be tough this season, my wife and are are expecting our second son to be born early April so finding the time without my wife cutting my head out will be difficult, lol, hope its a better turkey season then it has been deer, good luck this morning and stay dry.

    December 29, 2012 at 9:12am
    A comment titled: Laws in response to a report titled: New game plan

    Yes it is against regulations to hunt from ground with rifle in certain counties. The county I hunt in there is no regulations. I know some counties you have to be at least 10 feet about ground. Trust me I checked before. And update for saterday morning. I did jump several deer bedded down in tops from recent logging. Because of the logging it makes it very hard to see anything, and they only cut down mature oak trees so most of acorn production has been removed. But like you said GT I think also rut is very close and deer will start making mistakes

    October 14, 2012 at 5:16pm
    A comment titled: nice in response to a report titled: 9 point buck

    i would be smiling to if i harvested that big boy. great job sir

    October 12, 2012 at 8:12pm
    A comment titled: sweet in response to a report titled: First Bowkill with new Bowtech

    Good looking buck my friend, congrates!

    October 12, 2012 at 8:09pm
    A comment titled: Deer in response to a report titled: muzzloader

    Man last year just about every doe I saw early season had 1 if not 2 yearlings still with them. All my pics with had only a few mature does no yearling and a smaller buck. Been hunting the same area in Franklin county for 4 years now, been out 5 times so far and only had a small doe and spike walk through. I really hope this is not a trending thing for the rest of the season

    October 09, 2012 at 6:46pm
    A comment titled: Rainy in response to a report titled: Smoke pole

    No luck for me today! Rained all day. Set in blind 3 hours in moring and 4 hours in stand this evening and it rained the whole time. But I enjoyed it either way. Can't get them sitting on the couch

    September 29, 2012 at 6:54pm
    A comment titled: dogs in response to a report titled: dog season

    sorry to here that, i just cant stand deer hunting with dogs, then listening to the yelling and hollering after its dark, every year i have them im my back yard. I just dont agree or like chasing deer with dogs. Thats just my humble opinion. Good luck this year

    September 12, 2012 at 7:21pm
    A comment titled: Video in response to a report titled: quality time with my son

    GT I did check out the video you put together. Pretty cool deal man. Thanks

    August 30, 2012 at 6:29am
    A comment titled: pic in response to a report titled: My son and I

    here is the pic, it would let me upload from my phone, sorry it ended up in deer report, thought it was going in bass contest. lol

    August 27, 2012 at 5:49pm
    A comment titled: beauty in response to a report titled: Pass'n It On....Gobble, Gobble!

    thats an awsome turkey, ive never seen one with that color. congrates my friend

    May 06, 2012 at 8:04pm
    A comment titled: awsome in response to a report titled: 2012 Turkey

    Congrates buddy, that a boss tom for sure, Your choke must have a great pattern for 35 yrds.

    May 05, 2012 at 8:23pm
    A comment titled: YEA BUDDY in response to a report titled: GT & DONION Put 2 Down in Rockingham!!!!! To be continued......

    Looks good so far, dont keep us waiting to long for the suspense. Did you go to the local turkey farm. LOL JK

    April 27, 2012 at 7:42pm
    A comment titled: Turkeys in response to a report titled: Gobble gobble? How 'bout gobble-d-gook!

    Hey man it will happen, just gotta keep on em, Turkey's are smarter them most people think, thats why its such a rush when you fool one and call one in. Decoys are nice, but dont get caught putting them up if you have a gobbler close. The can see very very well. Good luck

    April 27, 2012 at 7:40pm
    A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Gobble Gobble

    Just wanted to thank all you fellow outdoors men and woman for your comments. Happy Hunting

    April 24, 2012 at 4:00pm
    A comment titled: way to go in response to a report titled: I Woke up late this morning .... Got my FIRST TURKEY though.

    Great job man, Now your hooked on chasing wild turkey, it doesnt get any better.

    April 23, 2012 at 7:46pm
    A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Gobble Gobble

    I mean i love deer hunting, but nothing comes close when a tom lites up the woods with some gobbling action

    April 23, 2012 at 6:27pm
    A comment titled: Yea buddy in response to a report titled: Gobble Gobble

    GT he was in front of my gun at about 11:45 am. I told my wife i felt like a 12 year old boy again with my knees shaking waiting for that tom to appear. She wasnt as exited as me and she said she would kick my a$$ if i cleaned it in the kitchen.lol. But im honestly just greatful for todays success. Looks like you have had some fun to this spring

    April 23, 2012 at 5:34pm
    A comment titled: may have been another in response to a report titled: Gobble Gobble

    At first the tom sounded at least 200 yrds away, then i heard this one a different direction and closing in. So there may have been another on, but once i heard this one let everyone know he was around i kinda went on cloud nine, lol

    April 23, 2012 at 3:54pm
    A comment titled: hunting in response to a report titled: NWTF Davidson County Longbeards Banquet

    Hey GT i know you dont know me but i love turkey hunting. My father and I used to chase them all the time in western new york on Indian reservations. My Father was the first elected sheriff in history of native americans. he took his own life in aug of 2009. But enough of the debbie downers. I moved here in 2009, and live in franklin county. Would love to get an invite to hunt with someone who also loves the chase. As I said before in older post i have a 9 month old son and can not wait to show him the wild outdoors. My wife still doesnt understand why i love just sitting in the woods for hours at a time. The answer is that it always makes me think of my father and how spending time in the woods was OUR time. My best memories was hunting with my father and i hope some day i can fill hos shoes b showing and educating my son on the fun and ethics of hunting. Its not at all about shooting and killing but its about enjoying life and soaking everything in like a sponge when you enjoying time with the ones you look up to. So if you have a lot of turkey let me know, i would love to spend time with someone who loved the outdoors like my father and I.

    January 27, 2012 at 9:44pm
    A comment titled: always hope in response to a report titled: Has this happened to anyone?

    went out this evening for last day of season. Sat against same tree, very windy tonight and seen no deer activity along with no buzzard activity. The land owner is usually in that area a couple times a week. he told me today him and his daughter looked around again and found nothing. To be honest i belive the deer made a big 360 and went back near where he cake from. But who knows. I told the land owner if he see's a bunch of buzzards to give me a call. Hopefully better luck next year.

    January 02, 2012 at 6:58pm
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