Having to take a break from the woods for a couple days, work calls. The weather is pretty warm a dreary anyway. I hope to be back at it tomorrow afternoon, if the weather cooperates, we still need a lot more rain, so I won't be complaining if I get rained out. If the rain comes tomorrow, I'll be back out Thursday.
For the life of me, I can’t get anything but bucks I don’t want to shoot within bow range! I saw 13 does and fawns and 5 bucks last night, 4 deer got in bow range, all bucks!
This one caught my attention for a bit, but I picked up the phone instead of the bow and got some video. Here’s a screen shot. He was a nice 9, just not quite what I’m looking for. And he survived rifle season, so I couldn’t bring myself to fling an arrow at him.
It has been a very different season for sure. The drought has changed a lot. Many of the places we hunt simply aren’t holding the deer like years past. There is very little quality browse, so it has concentrated the deer on ag even more than usual. If it wasn’t for my in-laws property, I’d really be struggling. Thankfully the deer are abundant there along with several shooters, including a real giant; right now it’s a matter of getting between bedding and food. Work will be very laid back this week, so I plan to be in the woods some. Nothing like hunting the bottom of the ninth! Btw, had a nice fat doe within 25 yards for 10 minutes yesterday evening, at our property and never got a shot, it’s like she knew right where the shooting lanes were.
My places have just dried up. Deer are concentrated on food and due to crop rotation and what not. There just isn’t the deer. There’s a few deer but I have a hard time shooting a doe when the dawn recruitment was as poor as it was this year..
I’d like to fill a tag or two though. Sorry this has been a down year for me. First year with my child and I don’t get to get out as much as I have in the past! Been a fun team for me this year though!
A forum community dedicated to bow and crossbow owners and archery enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about optics, hunting, performance, troubleshooting, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!