spoon & crockpot proud member......killing tomorrows trophys today
Congrats CBB… It’s always great dropping a deer but it’s even better when it’s in the snow.
Nicko that game movement calendar doesn’t take into account deer being bumped by other people. You can throw that thing out come gun season.Well despite today being a 1 star day according to the game movement calendar, movement was good through 8am. I saw 3, my buddy 6, and his son 1. No complaints.
I know a few guys that are waiting for a buck and have passed doe, basically not wanting to deal with one just yet. My dad on the other hand shot a branch in the archery season instead of a doe and basically snap shot on his chance yesterday. Funny thing he divulged today about yesterday's shot is.... he was catnapping when those doe came in. He's already hard of hearing so between the wind and him sleeping it's no wonder he couldn't have heard 4 deer come running to him.Anyone else not shoot a deer yet🙁
If you don't know the answer to that question.... you really should read the book that came with your license. Or go to the digital versionAre we allowed to bring archery into the woods during rifle? As I sit here preparing for tomorrow, I have no desire to take the rifle. Being able to kill that buck from any distance just doesnt get me excited
We get it. You are the most hardcore, top dog alpha hunter there is on this site. At this point I full well expect that you will be on the 2022 thread chastising us for not using an atlatl.BM I see more deer on public then I ever seen private in PA..Maybe more then most see on private here..Know one wants too hike in deep...
I think it may depend on what part of the state you're in.Around here all of the private land get's hunted hard.It may be only family and friends but they hunt it.The public land is usually under-utilized and there's so many places for the deer to hide,it's easy to swear there's no deer.We had a really slow archery season as far as consistent deer sighting go but it wasn't for a lack of deer.Those same areas produced a ton of deer sightings but we had them on their feet.The snow also tells a big story.If we went out and hunted like we do in archery season,we wouldn't see a fraction of the deer.Even with that,trying to push deer around with one driver and one stander isn't always a gimme.It does provide anticipation though.We get it. You are the most hardcore, top dog alpha hunter there is on this site. At this point I full well expect that you will be on the 2022 thread chastising us for not using an atlatl.
As for my story this weekend, I didn't "hike in deep" and spent the better part of the weekend hoping others would score. Our group only came away with one doe for the weekend. Deer movement was non-existent. My son found a few but they didn't cooperate and zigged when he needed them to zag.
Very slow in our area. Very little shooting. Yesterday you wouldn't have even known it was gun season.
Red foxes are much mo' cooler! 👍Similar, not as cool, experience yesterday Pyme. Watched a red fox hunting some high grass along tree line. He did the arcing dive and came up with a mouse or some such little fur ball. No snow here however.